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ChrisE
ChrisE
25 October 2014

OLD HOUSE USES

OLD HOUSE USES

We went through the process of getting council approval to convert the old cottage to a stained glass and jewelry making studio. Council decided that as long as I could…

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ChrisE
Oct 25, 2014 8:12 am
qebtel
qebtel
24 October 2014

New Fence and Title Peg?

New Fence and Title Peg?

Ive said this many times, once the pegs are in, measure and photo them, so you know their position even if they go missing. After the fence is built, reinstate a…

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qebtel
Oct 24, 2014 11:53 am
Hopeful78
Hopeful78
24 October 2014

Sealing new tiles

Sealing new tiles

Thanks Zedman its more the grout lines Im worried about?

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Hopeful78
Oct 24, 2014 8:00 am
Hopeful78
deeps
deeps
23 October 2014

not connecting a new house to gas

not connecting a new house to gas

I'd get the gas connected, but get electric appliances if you wish to go down that path. That way your house has all the pipework in place, which is very difficult to add…

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deeps
Oct 23, 2014 5:23 pm
banana2
banana2
22 October 2014

Seastone Builders

Seastone Builders

Hi all, Has anyone ever used Seastone Building group? They seem relatively new and I cannot seem to find much information on them. Thanks!

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banana2
Oct 22, 2014 10:29 pm
Handy007
Handy007
22 October 2014

The Big House and Streetwise - Podcasts

The Big House and Streetwise - Podcasts

Hi all, I thought it would be a good idea to share these podcasts from the The Big House and Streetwise program. -…

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Handy007
Oct 22, 2014 7:31 pm
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
21 October 2014

soil teste at Warralily Coast

soil teste at Warralily Coast

In theory it should rule out you using a waffle slab if your house is brick veneer. There is no off the shelf waffle slab design for H2 and H2-D. Matt

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cornellengineers
Oct 21, 2014 4:33 pm
cornellengineers
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 October 2014

Slab and Footing Design Costing

Slab and Footing Design Costing

Hi StructuralBIMGuy No no, that wasn't my point at all. Coming from an engineering family (father has passed away) I value Engineer's probably…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 19, 2014 11:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 October 2014

cost of MD class slab from M class

cost of MD class slab from M class

Hi, Would like to know the estimated cost of MD class slab from M class, got a quote from PD and it has got 12000 $ extra for site costs and the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 19, 2014 10:14 am
StructuralBIMGuy
acaicas
acaicas
18 October 2014

Service duct for waste piping

Service duct for waste piping

Aye Stewie they look fairly awful. English house the first one? I guess the fear of leaks might not be a problem for some or even many. I just see a horizontal section…

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acaicas
Oct 18, 2014 10:03 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 October 2014

How to fix this? Somebody please help/share thoughts

How to fix this? Somebody please help/share thoughts
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Not sure if you were after a response to the above. It would be difficult and expensive to excavate behind the walls to replace the stormwater pipe and you obviously…

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SaveH2O
Oct 18, 2014 8:58 pm
SaveH2O
travisaus
travisaus
18 October 2014

Comparing Stria against Linea

Comparing Stria against Linea

Stria boards are flat, and wider than linea boards. As above - linea is an alternative look to the traditional weatherboard. I gave used both- will post some pics next week.

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travisaus
Oct 18, 2014 5:44 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 October 2014

Very old neglected timber

Very old neglected timber

it appears to have been coated with shellac. Could they have used that outside as well? They certainly could have used it. Depending on…

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Stewie D
Oct 17, 2014 8:08 am

Yeah they're shocking and I don't know how we put up with this horrible looking tree. ::wink::

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qebtel
Oct 16, 2014 3:36 am
Ponzu
Ponzu
15 October 2014

house and land packages

house and land packages

stamp duty is payable only on the land on H&L packages if the building hasnt started. The termnology used has confused the situation. If you buy a H&L with a house already…

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Ponzu
Oct 15, 2014 12:34 pm
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
14 October 2014

Report and consent / dispensations : share stories

Report and consent / dispensations : share stories

When I called the council they said because it was only 1 dwelling in a 400m block, it didn't need town planning. All I need is a building permit. So now it feels like…

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Christoshizz
Oct 14, 2014 11:52 pm
Christoshizz
enyer
enyer
14 October 2014

Exterior paint colour suggestions

Exterior paint colour suggestions

Hi libos04 I have just stumbled on your post when searching 'beige royal'. Did you end up going with the beige royal and colorbond dune paint colours? I have chosen these…

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enyer
Oct 14, 2014 8:45 pm
Tin28a
Tin28a
14 October 2014

Please help to identify these trees guys

Please help to identify these trees guys

2. Looks like a muraya hedge. I think thats how its spelt.

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Tin28a
Oct 14, 2014 3:56 pm
mat_from_newport
mat_from_newport
14 October 2014

Demolition Company Melbourne Western Suburbs

Demolition Company Melbourne Western Suburbs

Hi there, Just wondering if anyone has can give me a recommendation for a house demolition company in Melbourne's west? I think the house has substantial asbestos. Cheers

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mat_from_newport
Oct 14, 2014 1:15 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
14 October 2014

Extension dilemma

Extension dilemma

With the fireplace - any possibility of using screed+tiles to bring it's height up to suit a new floor?

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dragonchild
Oct 14, 2014 11:24 am
dragonchild
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
14 October 2014

Termite Barrier now a compulsory item in new buildings?

Termite Barrier now a compulsory item in new buildings?

Hi lovepub, You've got to respect termites... they've been around for millions of years. That's why each council (in VIC at least) has a regulation stating whether or…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 14, 2014 12:08 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
13 October 2014

How to widen this driveway please?

How to widen this driveway please?

Hi thehuntbegins, You need a bricklayer who will do the footings as well, but you will also need to remove the old footings and carefully remove the bricks so that you…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 13, 2014 11:57 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
13 October 2014

NBN provision with new build?

NBN provision with new build?

Id get perhaps conduits added in various rooms you'd like data points for computer (smart TVs, X boxes, or even phone in future) or coax cable for Tv/foxtel etc. Telstra…

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Beazley77
Oct 13, 2014 11:19 pm
Beazley77
Joker
Joker
13 October 2014

what stone people must apply on the floors?

what stone people must apply on the floors?

Sorry not sure what your trying to say,but sandstone is a natural real stone,and do you mean you prefer real stone, real granite, ?

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Joker
Oct 13, 2014 10:16 pm
Tristanium
Tristanium
13 October 2014

Double glazing alternatives

Double glazing alternatives

Yes - you could try Low-E glazing - which is a high performance, single glass - generally cheaper than double glazing. What climate are you in - from the sounds of your…

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Tristanium
Oct 13, 2014 2:40 pm
Tristanium
tjwoody
tjwoody
13 October 2014

Pacific Kit Homes

Pacific Kit Homes

Hi all, First post! We are looking at buying a kit from this company, (The Broughton Kit), and we are looking for anyone who may have built with them, had any dealings…

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tjwoody
Oct 13, 2014 10:05 am
Amalfi_536
Amalfi_536
12 October 2014

conveyancer in melton any suggestions..thanks

conveyancer in melton any suggestions..thanks

Our conveyamcer was constantly told we were not happy, but they insisted they where 100% professional. They even…

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Amalfi_536
Oct 12, 2014 11:43 pm
Amalfi_536
Amalfi_536
Amalfi_536
12 October 2014

Can I ask my builder to move my front water tap?

Can I ask my builder to move my front water tap?

It's easy to do your self if your handy. We did ours in our first house and will be doing it again in our new one. You need to dig and follow the street side of the meter.…

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Amalfi_536
Oct 12, 2014 11:07 pm
Amalfi_536
Mahalia27
Mahalia27
12 October 2014

First Time home builders

First Time home builders

Yes, we have a block in Stage 3 at Mawson Green mercury670 :) I've started a Mawson Green community thread here - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=73494&hilit=mawson+green Come and…

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Mahalia27
Oct 12, 2014 1:30 pm
chippy
chippy
12 October 2014

anyone know where I can get threaded pipe

anyone know where I can get threaded pipe

You could try a place that does fire sprinklers. I'm pretty sure they use 3/4 pipe and they are set up to run the threads. They may have lengths laying around. You only…

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chippy
Oct 12, 2014 12:10 pm
chippy
back96lived
back96lived
12 October 2014

Large floor plan display homes - Perth

Large floor plan display homes - Perth

We are looking to build a large single floor home on a farm east of Perth – we have plans drawn. Floor area (living) is about 390sqm. Was wondering if anyone knew of any…

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back96lived
Oct 12, 2014 11:32 am
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
12 October 2014

Feature your room on my blog!

Feature your room on my blog!

What you could do it highlight high-quality blogs (or blog posts) that you have come across. They might be about rooms, design features or an important piece of…

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tlblhayward
Oct 12, 2014 10:15 am
tlblhayward
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 October 2014

Is the electrical plan included in the designer's cost

Is the electrical plan included in the designer's cost

What did the duck say to the chicken as he was about to cross the road? Don't do it mate. You'll never hear the end of it. I like that…

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Stewie D
Oct 11, 2014 6:20 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
11 October 2014

Is 8 Months to build a garage and driveway reasonable ?

Is 8 Months to build a garage and driveway reasonable ?

With approvals etc etc - then certifying - I'd think 3-4 months max would be tops - from saying yes to parking car. Maybe sooner.

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Saint Mike
Oct 11, 2014 4:42 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
11 October 2014

Neighbour's garage built on the boundary

Neighbour's garage built on the boundary

A problem with having the fence there - as well - would be termite checking. We need to check the walls of the house (and garage). So a return at the back of the…

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Saint Mike
Oct 11, 2014 4:37 pm
Saint Mike
dgriffen
dgriffen
11 October 2014

Subdivision investigation Adelaide

Subdivision investigation Adelaide

By now you probably would be well & truly into it if you haven't finished it by now. However, the best way to do this is to look at trying to keep the original house. How…

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dgriffen
Oct 11, 2014 2:13 pm
SeanEit
SeanEit
10 October 2014

Eden Brae has fenced off our block of land completely! why??

Eden Brae has fenced off our block of land completely! why??

Call them back and tell them if they don't move it you'll have whatever is on your land carted away and will send them the bill! Actually, don't…

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SeanEit
Oct 10, 2014 2:12 pm
dgriffen
dgriffen
10 October 2014

Another fencing question

Another fencing question

I thin you will find that the cost will already be included in the land. Still best to ask, but I would imagine the land agent will just say it is included when in fact…

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dgriffen
Oct 10, 2014 12:26 pm
hitman
hitman
10 October 2014

Is my slab too far out of the ground?

Is my slab too far out of the ground?

Thanks mate, it's all sorted now and frame is complete. It looked huge until frame went up then it felt a little smaller. Roof goes on today

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hitman
Oct 10, 2014 12:16 pm
hitman
dgriffen
dgriffen
10 October 2014

Water Meter to be shifted

Water Meter to be shifted

Generally, this should have been picked up prior to construction as the water meter would have been clearly shown on the siteworks and drainage plan as supplied by the…

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dgriffen
Oct 10, 2014 12:07 pm
dgriffen
dgriffen
10 October 2014

Does anyone have a roof pitch higher than 30 degrees?

Does anyone have a roof pitch higher than 30 degrees?

Just beware that the current timber framing code only goes up to 34 degrees, after which it has to be engineered, so there will be quite a cost difference. Generally the 2…

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dgriffen
Oct 10, 2014 12:01 pm
kats_meow
kats_meow
10 October 2014

Hiring the building surveyor/engineer instead of the Builder

Hiring the building surveyor/engineer instead of the Builder

Thanks, Dalemengel. I would always recommend that people have a building inspector to check the work. However, this means that clients are paying for a building surveyor…

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kats_meow
Oct 10, 2014 11:55 am
dgriffen
dgriffen
10 October 2014

House plan with 2 minor bedrooms at front?

House plan with 2 minor bedrooms at front?

Depending on the size of the block, you may find that a workers cottage style floor plan is the way to go. They tended to have two minor rooms at the front of the building…

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dgriffen
Oct 10, 2014 11:46 am
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
10 October 2014

built in book shelves and desks

built in book shelves and desks
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Another reason for not installing is the product used is usually veneer board and when the veneer get worn there is no fixing it up.

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Berstan Homes
Oct 10, 2014 10:52 am
Berstan Homes
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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 10, 2014 10:03 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 October 2014

Is HEAVY bookshelves on timber upper floor a problem?

Is HEAVY bookshelves on timber upper floor a problem?

Engineers and designers would have that room rated as a single or double bedroom - with the floor joists worked out for dead load and live load with a safety factor built…

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Stewie D
Oct 10, 2014 9:25 am
lozza99
lozza99
9 October 2014

Termite protection for new build

Termite protection for new build
1, 2

Hello, I suggest for everyone termite protection most important for wood you can use a spray for the best quality & recommend my company these company to make with sell…

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lozza99
Oct 09, 2014 8:12 pm
ant14
ant14
9 October 2014

Mortar in cavity wall

Mortar in cavity wall

There are many methods which bricklayers can adopt to prevent big chunks of mortar from collecting behind the brick walls. Just google and you will see that it is not…

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ant14
Oct 09, 2014 1:49 pm

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