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grom40
grom40
17 July 2013

Getting rid of sheet of asbestos??

Getting rid of sheet of asbestos??

I saw a home renovation show recently (think it was house calls to the rescue? It was late at night and I'm a bit of an insomniac lol) where they had to remove a bit of…

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grom40
Jul 17, 2013 11:03 am
grom40
deluxes
deluxes
16 July 2013

Fencing Adelaide

Fencing Adelaide

Jenkins Dirtworks -0433 441 700: based Gawler/Northern Adelaide suburbs. great price, great work. Has done work for me and the owner is a good mate. I recommended them…

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deluxes
Jul 16, 2013 8:35 pm
deluxes
alexisalley
alexisalley
16 July 2013

house relocating

house relocating

Relocate to new home is very hectic job. Firstly you have to choose best match after that you have to carry whole bag ang baggage & home stuff. End of lease cleaning also…

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alexisalley
Jul 16, 2013 8:00 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
16 July 2013

Issue with the builder over the retaining wall

Issue with the builder over the retaining wall

A slap up job. I would not be happy with this at all. From the pics and what you have said I very much doubt any drainage is in-place. Given you can access one end of the…

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KnockItDown
Jul 16, 2013 11:21 am
KnockItDown
StGeorgeBuild
StGeorgeBuild
16 July 2013

Limits of needing council approval

Limits of needing council approval

It depends what you plan to do. If its storing your caravan its probably ok. if its living in your caravan then different councils have different rules... some allow a…

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StGeorgeBuild
Jul 16, 2013 10:58 am
travisaus
travisaus
16 July 2013

Foxtel between rooms

Foxtel between rooms

There is - some of them cheap and some more expensive. What you want is a digital modulator. Belkin do an emitter that would work through a non-solid wall up to around 15m…

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travisaus
Jul 16, 2013 9:57 am
mirz
mirz
15 July 2013

Porter Davis New Website

Porter Davis New Website

A very nicely done update, possibly the most impressive building site I've seen. Well done! Looking forward to seeing the new 24seven section…

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mirz
Jul 15, 2013 7:29 pm
mirz
MGardz
MGardz
15 July 2013

Anyone building at Twin Creeks, Luddenham?

Anyone building at Twin Creeks, Luddenham?

Hello Just wondering if anyone who is building or has built at Twin Creeks has any feedback on the estate? We fell in love with an acre block and hoping to get some info…

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MGardz
Jul 15, 2013 10:56 am
MGardz
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lukedwalters
Jul 15, 2013 9:42 am
33amc
33amc
14 July 2013

When is out of tolerance brickwork not a bad job?

When is out of tolerance brickwork not a bad job?

qebtel picked it, What looks odd is the bricks put in backwards i.e. the burnt side facing out or it was a bad brick that shouldnt have been installed. Face bricks have 2…

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33amc
Jul 14, 2013 3:36 pm
qebtel
qebtel
14 July 2013

Negotiating deductions after B+P inspection?

Negotiating deductions after B+P inspection?

You dont have to justify yourself to the vendor about what you want to pay. A property is only worth what a particular buyer thinks it is worth at a point in time.Your B…

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qebtel
Jul 14, 2013 2:10 pm
anthonyc12
anthonyc12
13 July 2013

cert 4 building and construction

cert 4 building and construction

oh!!! cert 4 it is no much that difficult as it seems a bit of attentive study and reading at home can easily get you through this. if you are already in construction…

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anthonyc12
Jul 13, 2013 12:13 pm
sceen7
sceen7
13 July 2013

New neighbours and the eyesore...

New neighbours and the eyesore...
1, 2

In my estate, we can't even have everyday tv antennas on the roof, it has to go underground cable.We also can't park commercial vehicles with…

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sceen7
Jul 13, 2013 11:12 am
vsters
vsters
11 July 2013

Site costs

Site costs

Thanks got a few k off :) .

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vsters
Jul 11, 2013 9:16 pm
CoopersCL
CoopersCL
10 July 2013

Clothes line dilemma - anyone got any ideas?

Clothes line dilemma - anyone got any ideas?

Hi there, If you have a north facing wall on the side of your house this would be the greatest spot to place your clothesline. A Wall Mount fold down attached to the…

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CoopersCL
Jul 10, 2013 12:58 pm
staceyd
staceyd
10 July 2013

Impact of the end of FHOG in Victoria?

Impact of the end of FHOG in Victoria?

We are first home owners, or will be soon. We decided to build instead of buy around the start of the year. The grant only applying to new builds would have made that…

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staceyd
Jul 10, 2013 10:00 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
10 July 2013

Adhesive to connect aluminium with paint/plaster

Adhesive to connect aluminium with paint/plaster

Not sure where or how you need to do this, but silicone or Sikaflex would be the way to go. Ed

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ECOECO
Jul 10, 2013 8:27 am
ECOECO
Kathryn the great
Kathryn the great
10 July 2013

New home

New home

Hello philkatjuleth Congratulations on your move. We also moved into Explorer Street just over 1 week ago. It was our first build and we were nervous as well. It has…

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Kathryn the great
Jul 10, 2013 6:01 am
tezzab
tezzab
9 July 2013

Reinforced Concrete frame structure

Reinforced Concrete frame structure

One company that has a similar system that at it's core uses your concept is…

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tezzab
Jul 09, 2013 7:23 pm
tezzab
acrebuild111
acrebuild111
8 July 2013

No hot water in a new Beechwood Home

No hot water in a new Beechwood Home

Were you able to sort it out? We have solar HWS installed by BW too and our booster switch is in the laundry. Hopefully you were able to sort it out

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acrebuild111
Jul 08, 2013 7:37 pm
AJW
AJW
8 July 2013

Outdoor TV

Outdoor TV

No offence BJ88 but Liquifi TV min price $3000 are you nuts?? I wouldn't put anything over $300 outside it will just get…

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AJW
Jul 08, 2013 6:08 pm
mirz
mirz
8 July 2013

Temporary Fencing on block of land

Temporary Fencing on block of land

Thanks for your replies. I have checked with few fencing companies and they are pricey. Stockland reckon I won't need to organize fencing if building start within first…

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mirz
Jul 08, 2013 5:42 pm
mirz
surfprado
surfprado
8 July 2013

Ownership of your plans before seeing a builder

Ownership of your plans before seeing a builder

Thanks Stewie, I have laser leveled the block and worked out elevations and how the build would sit

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surfprado
Jul 08, 2013 3:33 pm
surfprado
1rocky
1rocky
7 July 2013

Temporary Fencing on block of land

Temporary Fencing on block of land

give you a rough idea of price for temporary fencing we had 12 panels of fencing one month cost $230. this was to fence the pool till will could get the proper fencing…

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1rocky
Jul 07, 2013 7:03 pm
nick44
nick44
7 July 2013

FOOTINGS SIZE USING POSTS (Conrete or Timber)

FOOTINGS SIZE USING POSTS (Conrete or Timber)

Hi ... I have owner built on a slab before but never on stumps I am currently designing my new OB house. The bearer span and spacing is currently 1500 span and 1800…

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nick44
Jul 07, 2013 6:22 pm
Onewheel
Onewheel
7 July 2013

Cabinet maker recommendations

Cabinet maker recommendations

Thanks, I've not heard of them before. Will definitely do that :)

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Onewheel
Jul 07, 2013 3:52 pm
CC101
CC101
6 July 2013

Who is responsible for water getting in our roof space?

Who is responsible for water getting in our roof space?

not good at all. I am also having issues with my builder and am considerting taking them to building commission. Don't know if your builder is same as mine.

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CC101
Jul 06, 2013 6:55 pm
foate
foate
6 July 2013

Is this a photo of termites?

Is this a photo of termites?

Hi BJ88. It is a good point, but sometimes it's a labour of love. I've always wanted to renovate and it would be a lot more satisfying for us to slowly renovate than to…

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foate
Jul 06, 2013 7:54 am
Reuben
Reuben
5 July 2013

Leaking roof penetrations - best product to fix?

Leaking roof penetrations - best product to fix?

Got a couple of roof penetrations in our low pitch roof. Water's getting in. There are weather seals but they might not have been installed correctly because they are…

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Reuben
Jul 05, 2013 3:47 pm
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bashworth
Jul 05, 2013 3:04 pm
bashworth
BJ88
BJ88
5 July 2013

Matching paint

Matching paint

Like others said Re-painting the whole wall is the best solution as your spending money and effort either way might aswell go the step further.

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BJ88
Jul 05, 2013 2:23 pm
BJ88
building-expert
building-expert
5 July 2013

Last chance inspection

Last chance inspection

Our building control system does not require pre plaster inspections, so why should you have one? I now call them LAST CHANCE INSPECTION. We do a lot of them for very good…

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building-expert
Jul 05, 2013 6:11 am
building-expert
RobertoH
RobertoH
2 July 2013

Negotiating inclusions - etiquette?

Negotiating inclusions - etiquette?

Yep - that was my line of thought, too building expert. Just wanted to check with some more experienced negotiators. Thanks once again!

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RobertoH
Jul 02, 2013 1:39 pm
Cameron32
Cameron32
2 July 2013

Colour advice please- colour selection next week

Colour advice please- colour selection next week

D@n thanks for your details, iam still want to find the name of the colour for fascia, garage,front door and windows.

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Cameron32
Jul 02, 2013 8:28 am
Cameron32
hachy
hachy
2 July 2013

Exiting House and Land package due to failed finance.

Exiting House and Land package due to failed finance.

builders deposit are usually non refundable. did you get a reciept for it stating it was refundable/ non refundable?

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hachy
Jul 02, 2013 7:35 am
hachy
Zarli
Zarli
1 July 2013

Attaching a dryer to a wall

Attaching a dryer to a wall

Could you drill into the wall and chemical anchor dyna bolts into the wall?

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Zarli
Jul 01, 2013 11:06 pm
Zarli
DIY00
DIY00
1 July 2013

Internal dood handle

Internal dood handle

Thanks so far for the comments. I read in another blog online the consequences of finding parts and the hassle of replacing door handles.

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DIY00
Jul 01, 2013 8:50 pm
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Jasgirl
Jul 01, 2013 8:27 pm
Swizzler
Swizzler
29 June 2013

Indoor "Ghetto pool" what are my options?

Indoor "Ghetto pool" what are my options?

Here is an example of a finished product that is very similar to what I want to build.. except with incorrect sizes and no way to disassemble:

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Swizzler
Jun 29, 2013 2:50 am
stevo11
stevo11
28 June 2013

Cancelling preliminary plan agreements

Cancelling preliminary plan agreements

hey guys sorry too hijack this thread.. ive just had to cancel my prelim plan agreement with ideal homes as well but only due to my finance falling through due to…

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stevo11
Jun 28, 2013 8:25 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
28 June 2013

Electrical Planning - Exterior Electrical

Electrical Planning - Exterior Electrical

Thanks Lurgen, We're having three-phase power too so hopefully that will help a but... ... My build has a three-phase termination point running…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Jun 28, 2013 6:39 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
FionaT
FionaT
27 June 2013

Soil Classification

Soil Classification

If your not happy with your soil report get a second opinion. We had 5 boreholes drilled on our land and only one had clay so they classed it a p even though the rest was…

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FionaT
Jun 27, 2013 9:37 pm
Lex
Lex
27 June 2013

waffle pod slab and concrete "apron"

waffle pod slab and concrete "apron"

I'm not sure, but I guess that is what the builder's engineers will take care of?

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Lex
Jun 27, 2013 2:17 pm
Lex
TinTinOz
TinTinOz
27 June 2013

Ceiling issue

Ceiling issue

Thank you for the information, I will get a maintenance builder to have a look first and update by then....

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TinTinOz
Jun 27, 2013 9:45 am
turtleschell
turtleschell
26 June 2013

Roof tiles installed incorrectly?

Roof tiles installed incorrectly?

Cool, might be worth just enquiring with your SS about the white tiles so he makes sure the painter gets it painted when he comes to do your exhausts.

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turtleschell
Jun 26, 2013 12:01 pm
Island OB
Island OB
26 June 2013

Pre-purchase building inspection

Pre-purchase building inspection

Hi everyone, Would someone be able to recommend someone in the Launceston (TAS) area who does pre-purchase building inspections? It's urgent. Thank you in advance! Regards, Mel

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Island OB
Jun 26, 2013 10:58 am
shaman
shaman
26 June 2013

FAIRHEAVENS HOMES

FAIRHEAVENS HOMES

Does anyone have any good/bad experience with " FAIRHEAVEN HOMES"

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shaman
Jun 26, 2013 12:36 am


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