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leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Dispute with builder over increase to contract price.

Dispute with builder over increase to contract price.

Sometimes it is best to begin with the view that not all contractors or builders are bad. Ask questions but begin with some faith. cheers

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 6:33 pm
leighton
wasabi
wasabi
24 November 2013

3 Level Floor plans ?

3 Level Floor plans ?

thank you i will…

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wasabi
Nov 24, 2013 6:28 pm
wasabi
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Contract Q's

Contract Q's

Best to get a solicitor to read it. Try and work with your builder, though. cheers

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 6:21 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Kitchen rangehood external vent not installed

Kitchen rangehood external vent not installed
1, 2

I think you will find that they do have to do it, missed or not. I did one of these jobs myself and it only took about an hour. This depends of course on how exactly one…

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 6:20 pm
leighton
deak
deak
24 November 2013

BOUTIQUE post build support

BOUTIQUE post build support

Hi all, PADAMS2012 thanks for the update on your house after 1 year. Good to know about the water tap at the front because we noticed our one is a little bit bent and…

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deak
Nov 24, 2013 12:27 pm
qebtel
qebtel
23 November 2013

How to get person who built slapdash fence to fix it?

How to get person who built slapdash fence to fix it?

fence that has been built by someone with questionable renovating knowledge.? I don't want to go into too much detail about how this came…

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qebtel
Nov 23, 2013 9:38 pm
Travb81
Travb81
23 November 2013

House roof creaking and floor cracks/gaps.

House roof creaking and floor cracks/gaps.

Interested to know how you get on. And good advice re an independent party, I was going to get a couple underpinning subbys to have a look at my issue HD

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Travb81
Nov 23, 2013 7:57 pm
Art
Art
22 November 2013

Online council DA approval websites

Online council DA approval websites

Thanks guys. Re costs: it's definitely something I have noticed too. Initial DA comes in without a builder listed, at say, 400k, but then when they submit the CC a few…

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Art
Nov 22, 2013 9:22 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 November 2013

double brick vs brick veneer R2.0 insulation.

double brick vs brick veneer R2.0 insulation.

Good choice lalabk, you've done your homework. Good luck with the build. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 21, 2013 7:52 pm
oncewerefurriers
oncewerefurriers
20 November 2013

Dulux Acratex Coventry Course Render Colour Too Dark

Dulux Acratex Coventry Course Render Colour Too Dark

It shouldn't be too much of a problem. You can get a different colour topcoat. Just make sure it is Dulux 955 Acrashield. This is similar to a paint coat (applied by…

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oncewerefurriers
Nov 20, 2013 9:09 pm
AiryFairy
AiryFairy
20 November 2013

Land registered?

Land registered?

Thanks Robbie. That looks promising Will dig out the required numbers tomorrow :D

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AiryFairy
Nov 20, 2013 12:15 am
bradster181
bradster181
19 November 2013

Bamboo Flooring near Wet Areas

Bamboo Flooring near Wet Areas

We have done so also, it's all laid and ready to go but we do not move in until Friday to see how it stands up to real world living. Absolutely love the look and feel…

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bradster181
Nov 19, 2013 2:39 pm
bradster181
kez+pete
kez+pete
18 November 2013

BAL 12.5 NSW

BAL 12.5 NSW

Thank you so much for your replies. I am hoping that they will get back to us with a firm price this week. I will post it when I get it. Thanks again! :)

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kez+pete
Nov 18, 2013 6:04 pm
kez+pete
marisa@artilux
marisa@artilux
18 November 2013

Bal12.5 bifold flyscreen?

Bal12.5 bifold flyscreen?

Hi - ausdesign is right. According to the AWA Australian Window Association, french doors, bi-fold doors and sliding doors are not required to be screened to comply with…

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marisa@artilux
Nov 18, 2013 4:21 pm
crosso
crosso
17 November 2013

Any one building in oran park stage 2 b

Any one building in oran park stage 2 b

nah 2b still delayed dunno why they said last week was in council and land titles this week hopefully registers soon

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crosso
Nov 17, 2013 6:18 pm
Louise01
Louise01
17 November 2013

QLD/Brisbane house builder- options/experiences.. Caboolture

QLD/Brisbane house builder- options/experiences.. Caboolture

Thanks Saint Mike and TheBuzz. I hadnt thought of Plantation or Bold. Looks likes we've found our land though!! 1.5ac Upper Caboolture. Build next year but definitely…

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Louise01
Nov 17, 2013 11:45 am
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
16 November 2013

No hot water from Hot Water System

No hot water from Hot Water System

It was there in plain sight. I've had problems with not seeing the wood for the trees - but this was a ridiculous example. How did you go? I presume you have hot water by…

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cornellengineers
Nov 16, 2013 6:32 pm
cornellengineers
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
16 November 2013

Will a door here work??

Will a door here work??

Thanks for the input everyone. We have come full circle and decided to stick with just replacing the window. Having a door was going to be too much extra/unplanned for…

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How Hard Can it Be
Nov 16, 2013 2:46 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
16 November 2013

Soundproofing our bathroom

Soundproofing our bathroom

Re done! Only did one wall though. Last attempt, one packet of the thermal insulation almost completed the whole bathroom (had to open the 2nd packet just to do a small…

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How Hard Can it Be
Nov 16, 2013 2:41 pm
Wandin Valley
Wandin Valley
16 November 2013

Flooring questions

Flooring questions

My Timber Floor is coming from Wholesale Timber Flooring in Rockingham. It hasnt been laid yet.

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Wandin Valley
Nov 16, 2013 8:05 am
Wandin Valley
FairmontSAcustom
FairmontSAcustom
15 November 2013

Gyprock question

Gyprock question

Ah. thank you for clarifying as I wasn't sure. We asked for no architrave as I wasn't keen on having timber windows and an architrave as thought it might be too 'busy'. …

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FairmontSAcustom
Nov 15, 2013 9:27 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
15 November 2013

Which bricks is this?

Which bricks is this?

You could do a DA search on the street address of the house via the local council website and see if the name of the brick was denoted in the DA submission.

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KnockItDown
Nov 15, 2013 11:04 am
KnockItDown
33amc
33amc
14 November 2013

Carport over concrete driveway....

Carport over concrete driveway....

Why don't you just cast the stirrups into the slap with a 350x350x900 deep pier footing? Then just put a pot plant or something next to it to disguise it? Try and avoid…

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33amc
Nov 14, 2013 9:01 pm
33amc
33amc
14 November 2013

South Facing Deck-Modwood

South Facing Deck-Modwood

Depends where you are, dampness isn't a problem in QLD for eg. Use real timber, I cant stand that modwood and other similar products. It looks crap, and is a pain to…

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33amc
Nov 14, 2013 8:56 pm
Brandon2013
Brandon2013
14 November 2013

Reverse flush gutter to downpipe

Reverse flush gutter to downpipe

Stratco solution is the better solution. and is cleaner. There is also the issue of having to much water collection for one downpipe. It would…

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Brandon2013
Nov 14, 2013 4:41 pm
doohan777
doohan777
14 November 2013

Rebuild with Alkira homes

Rebuild with Alkira homes

How did the builds go? Any feedback appreciated!

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doohan777
Nov 14, 2013 4:50 am
Cameron32
Cameron32
13 November 2013

Exterior Colours - Advice

Exterior Colours - Advice

use PHOTOBUCKET.COM for upload images

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Cameron32
Nov 13, 2013 2:43 pm
Cameron32
action2096
action2096
13 November 2013

Fascia Barge Board Services - Sydney Area

Fascia Barge Board Services - Sydney Area

Hi, We have recently purchased a house and the ends of some of the fascias/barge boards are water damaged and starting to decay. I am planning to either replace them or…

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action2096
Nov 13, 2013 10:41 am
d@n
d@n
11 November 2013

Exterior colour scheme help please!!!

Exterior colour scheme help please!!!

Ok... would it help if I said the house is for a bush block on 4 acres? Im not very familiar With warm and cool greys etc.. but I do like the…

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d@n
Nov 11, 2013 9:00 pm
Lourance
Lourance
11 November 2013

Is it easy to lay tile on patio concrete?

Is it easy to lay tile on patio concrete?

Depends on how big the tiles are.. the bigger they are the more level the surface you need.

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Lourance
Nov 11, 2013 7:24 pm
mirz
mirz
11 November 2013

Exposed Aggregate in garage?

Exposed Aggregate in garage?

Thanks for that, reckon our would be around 35-40 sqm.

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mirz
Nov 11, 2013 5:42 pm
mirz

I did some gyprock work to the wall a few months…

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hfwangoz
Nov 11, 2013 4:55 pm
building-expert
building-expert
11 November 2013

Getting A Tradie

Getting A Tradie
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As someone who has spent a lifetime working with trades i can tell you that vast majority are ordinary decent people who just want to work, earn their money and support…

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building-expert
Nov 11, 2013 4:16 pm
building-expert
sashR
sashR
11 November 2013

Who is building with Long Island Homes?

Who is building with Long Island Homes?

I moved into my new home built by Long Island Homes about 7 months ago. Very good builders with reasonable price. Communication can be a problem... but hey every other…

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sashR
Nov 11, 2013 4:05 pm
brettv
brettv
11 November 2013

"Luxe Creme" Tiles - Needed

"Luxe Creme" Tiles - Needed

Hi All, I've been trying to find a few spare 400 x 400 tiles everywhere and have seen a few posts here some at homeone. We moved into a 4 year old home that has 2…

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brettv
Nov 11, 2013 3:49 pm
mb21
mb21
9 November 2013

Exterior colour advice

Exterior colour advice

Sorry should have given better detains on the design. As we are in flood zone the house will be approx 700mm above natural ground level. The ground floor was originally…

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mb21
Nov 09, 2013 5:17 pm
travelbug
travelbug
9 November 2013

how to remove the oil-based paint from wall?

how to remove the oil-based paint from wall?

This is why it is always better to do a job properly in the first place. You'll have to sand it off. Not easy and time consuming. Lesson learnt I hope.

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travelbug
Nov 09, 2013 8:06 am
Cameron32
Cameron32
7 November 2013

Neighbor Builder delivering and Dumping on our land!

Neighbor Builder delivering and Dumping on our land!

:: :: well said phipps :: :: My next door dumped frames, i made a complaint to his…

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Cameron32
Nov 07, 2013 7:30 pm
Cameron32
StartingOut
StartingOut
7 November 2013

Fence uprights anchored into rock retaining wall?

Fence uprights anchored into rock retaining wall?

Thanks for the help, that makes sense. Assuming all the posts lined up nicely enough and they are all well set, would this likely be strong enough for, say, a child to…

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StartingOut
Nov 07, 2013 5:25 pm
Babak
Babak
7 November 2013

Toilet door size

Toilet door size

I don't think if we can install cavity sliding door, because the frame has already been done. I was thinking if it is worth it to convince the general manager and change…

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Babak
Nov 07, 2013 3:10 pm
tezzab
tezzab
6 November 2013

MagRoc

MagRoc

Looked into it for a long time. Still not readily available commercially, awaiting BCA approval apparently. Does seem like a very good product. several new similar options…

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tezzab
Nov 06, 2013 10:35 pm
tezzab
kek
kek
6 November 2013

Cost per square metre

Cost per square metre

I'm locking this thread, as the original post has been duplicated in several forums. Please add any further replies to the thread in the Home Renovation forum…

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kek
Nov 06, 2013 3:12 pm
kek
Iceprincess-Li
Iceprincess-Li
6 November 2013

Solution please.. arched windows with venetian blinds?

Solution please.. arched windows with venetian blinds?

Thanks Candy, I actually got a private message suggesting fan venetians which I really like. Will get some prices and see how expensive that is :) Would love to see how you…

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Iceprincess-Li
Nov 06, 2013 10:50 am
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deluxes
Nov 05, 2013 5:29 pm
deluxes
WearingThin
WearingThin
5 November 2013

Has Zen Homes gone?

Has Zen Homes gone?

They have closed down as they have been caught undertaking f r a u d u l e n t behaviour regarding HWI. Beware of the new company 'Regency' as leopards don't change their spots.

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WearingThin
Nov 05, 2013 4:12 pm
imsarge1
imsarge1
5 November 2013

Becoming a builder

Becoming a builder

Do some formal training... Cert IV or above.... should give you a good foundation to build your property development career on. Cheers

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imsarge1
Nov 05, 2013 3:03 pm
LastoftheMeridians
LastoftheMeridians
5 November 2013

Where do you dock your Roomba?

Where do you dock your Roomba?

Under ... anything. When I used to have one, I put it under a cabinet and it docked fine there - nobody really ever saw it. We have carpet now but when we get moved into…

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LastoftheMeridians
Nov 05, 2013 2:50 pm
LastoftheMeridians
AKB
AKB
3 November 2013

bricklayers rates & brick cleaning

bricklayers rates & brick cleaning

Hi Jasgirl a mixture of Hydrocaustic Acid and water, directions are on the brick manufacturers website. Good luck

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AKB
Nov 03, 2013 5:11 pm
AKB
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
3 November 2013

Question about Trees and Swimming Pool in Property

Question about Trees and Swimming Pool in Property

Hi there Each council would have their own restrictions and regulations with regards removal of trees so you would need to check with your local council (Or if you…

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How Hard Can it Be
Nov 03, 2013 2:58 pm

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