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emmajw
emmajw
26 February 2015

Jasper Roof, what colour to paint exterior?

Jasper Roof, what colour to paint exterior?

We got a new Jasper colourbond roof and gutters on our 2 storey home. We are repainting the entire exterior of the house. We have brown/bronze window frames as it is…

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emmajw
Feb 26, 2015 9:52 am
EmKaralyn
EmKaralyn
25 February 2015

Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls

Check with your local council. We have existing retaining walls on both sides of our property but need to extend the retaining wall on the left hand side. We are in the…

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EmKaralyn
Feb 25, 2015 12:00 pm
EmKaralyn
ownerbuilder72
ownerbuilder72
25 February 2015

Critique Criticism on Custom Design

Critique Criticism on Custom Design

Here is the latest update with dimensions for further CC. Thanks so much "ShuddaBeenATradie" nice Criticism. This land size is 765sqm and is located in Parramatta Sydney.…

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ownerbuilder72
Feb 25, 2015 9:57 am
ownerbuilder72
Andre Adams
Andre Adams
25 February 2015

Considerations when Defects are Rectified by the Owner

Considerations when Defects are Rectified by the Owner

Dear All, I have received an enquiry as to what matters to consider when defects are rectified by the owner as opposed to enforcing the construction contract. I…

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Andre Adams
Feb 25, 2015 7:45 am
Andre Adams
TashPaul
TashPaul
24 February 2015

Advice on block of land near a T Junction

Advice on block of land near a T Junction

We have bought a block that is almost exactly identical to yours in terms of how it sits as part of a T junction. Our bedroom will actually be at the front of the house,…

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TashPaul
Feb 24, 2015 7:23 am
TashPaul
kremlin27
kremlin27
23 February 2015

Stormwater drains

Stormwater drains
1, 2

The best you can do is to request LPOD from the council, pay your fee and then you will know for sure what you are faced with. I am sure…

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kremlin27
Feb 23, 2015 10:37 pm
kremlin27
TOBHAGIRATH
TOBHAGIRATH
23 February 2015

Steps to develop land for residential purpose

Steps to develop land for residential purpose

Hi Guys, I have came through many land option in riverstone area of Sydney for land to be develop for residential purpose. when I spoke with agent he told me u need to…

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TOBHAGIRATH
Feb 23, 2015 3:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 February 2015

Attn: All Brickies…Help Please….

Attn: All Brickies…Help Please….

Their warranty is 12-15 years for normal environmental conditions (How…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 22, 2015 7:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
21 February 2015

Engineer to carpenter/joiner

Engineer to carpenter/joiner

I did the opposite. I wanted to be an engineer in high school, but ended up starting an apprenticeship as an electrician right after yr12. Finished that, then decided I…

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1960sModernistHome
Feb 21, 2015 7:02 am
1960sModernistHome
Natalie92
Natalie92
21 February 2015

laminex vs formica

laminex vs formica

That's weird the lady tried to convince me today in the tile shop to use laminex cause of the gloss warranty! :(

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Natalie92
Feb 21, 2015 12:13 am
Natalie92
Beazley77
Beazley77
20 February 2015

Council property - would they want to know about it??

Council property - would they want to know about it??

Id stop worrying about it. Sun will fade it, rain will wash it. It's not your builders responsibility. Council will have better things to worry about. If you don't like it…

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Beazley77
Feb 20, 2015 10:20 pm
Beazley77
archetto
archetto
20 February 2015

Fencing Contractors in Perth / WA

Fencing Contractors in Perth / WA

I called to dolphin fencing for installing fences around my swimming pool. They have done a great job. Check out here for more details :

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archetto
Feb 20, 2015 3:08 pm
archetto
1rocky
1rocky
20 February 2015

Steel post and rail fence - need to get access

Steel post and rail fence - need to get access

taking out the top rail and panel takes us about the 10 mins also

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1rocky
Feb 20, 2015 12:46 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
20 February 2015

Arranging a temporary power pole

Arranging a temporary power pole

Thanks for your replies. I don't know a lot about this stuff. We have overhead wires. One builder doing a tender for us said to arrange our own temp pole? But there is…

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Leksie5000
Feb 20, 2015 11:41 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 February 2015

What's New????

What's New????

Thanks Marisa, we are receiving great feedback with the prototype. Ed

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ECOECO
Feb 20, 2015 9:38 am
ECOECO
StanSki
StanSki
19 February 2015

Uses for a retired transpiration leech pit

Uses for a retired transpiration leech pit

Top of the morning folks, I am now able to connect to town sewer and will need to dig up and run the line about 50m's down to the junction point. As the town has…

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StanSki
Feb 19, 2015 10:36 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
18 February 2015

Construction differences

Construction differences

Don't reply found the answer Articulated has expansion joints but otherwise the same

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Crazyk
Feb 18, 2015 7:03 pm
Crazyk
33amc
33amc
18 February 2015

Council approval to builder's design

Council approval to builder's design

Generally speaking your deposit will lock in your price.. I say generally speaking because developers have some s n e a k y stuff out there, but your price should be…

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33amc
Feb 18, 2015 4:11 pm
Liliana
Liliana
18 February 2015

Help Please - Termites Via Shower Base

Help Please - Termites Via Shower Base

Hi again Edgecrusher, I've had a bit of a look through your posts and you seem to be in NSW. I hate to cause you any angst but I know that NSW recently introduced some…

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Liliana
Feb 18, 2015 6:43 am
Athelas
Athelas
17 February 2015

Corner block floor plan and builder

Corner block floor plan and builder

Hi all We are planning to subdivide our land which is a standard retangular corner block of 760sqm approx in Monash and build two townhouses on it. The dimensions are…

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Athelas
Feb 17, 2015 9:37 pm
MDJ
MDJ
17 February 2015

Allworth homes

Allworth homes

Already there is ALLWORTH thread. Go there and ask with the experienced guys. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=66347&p=1303805&hilit=ALLWORTH+homes#p1303805

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MDJ
Feb 16, 2015 11:02 pm
Hootie
Hootie
16 February 2015

Building on zero lot boundary and neighbour's fence

Building on zero lot boundary and neighbour's fence

Hey all, Thanks for the responses, that clarifies things and we can get on with things :) This forum is fantastic! Cheers

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Hootie
Feb 16, 2015 10:19 pm
Hootie
yvonneh
yvonneh
16 February 2015

EXTERNAL COLOUR

EXTERNAL COLOUR

Sorry can't seem to access your account folder

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yvonneh
Feb 16, 2015 10:05 pm
TraceyWayne
TraceyWayne
16 February 2015

The Things We Insist On, Tell Me

The Things We Insist On, Tell Me
1, 2

Absolutely agree with less room but bigger, for our situation anyway. One living, one meals, decent outdoors, we have nearly 100m2, oh and a free standing bath in my…

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TraceyWayne
Feb 16, 2015 7:51 pm
TraceyWayne
Tristanium
Tristanium
16 February 2015

Anyone used/have thoughts on shadowline / ShadowSet cornice?

Anyone used/have thoughts on shadowline / ShadowSet cornice?

Nope - stick roof. Ceiling joists are timber 90x35 or 90x45 no battens.…

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Tristanium
Feb 16, 2015 7:47 pm
Tristanium
Doria86
Doria86
16 February 2015

Know of a good house cleaning company?

Know of a good house cleaning company?

Hey, my mother lives in Sydney. She has hired a good company. She is really…

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Doria86
Feb 16, 2015 7:04 pm

It is a common issue but you are now on top…

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SaveH2O
Feb 16, 2015 12:36 pm
SaveH2O
Andre Adams
Andre Adams
16 February 2015

Building Defects – Jurisdiction of NCAT

Building Defects – Jurisdiction of NCAT

Hi All, I have recently received an enquiry about the jurisdiction of NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (“NCAT”) formerly the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal…

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Andre Adams
Feb 16, 2015 8:06 am
Andre Adams
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
16 February 2015

'Show and tell ' best of your new house

'Show and tell ' best of your new house

The correct answer... my wife! :: :z:

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tlblhayward
Feb 15, 2015 11:26 pm
tlblhayward
robbie_p
robbie_p
15 February 2015

Cavity sliding doors - stay or go?

Cavity sliding doors - stay or go?

ahhh slotted rails.. didnt see that.. got the rail out nice and easily :) Thanks!

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robbie_p
Feb 15, 2015 4:11 pm
qebtel
qebtel
14 February 2015

Using Kitome Pty Ltd

Using Kitome Pty Ltd
1, 2

lol, i did.... mate!! that's why i said "if you went AHEAD". No need to be sarcastic, I was just looking for a little help, obviously this isn't…

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qebtel
Feb 14, 2015 8:31 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
14 February 2015

Timber frame home/ a Queenslandser in Perth W.A

Timber frame home/ a Queenslandser in Perth W.A

major thread hijack here guys, think you need your own...just saying.

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Treeseachanger
Feb 14, 2015 3:44 pm
sarahcraigy
sarahcraigy
13 February 2015

Researching Builders, starting the process

Researching Builders, starting the process

Thank you so much for the replies, this forum is fantastic for gathering information and sharing experiences, I look forward to another weekend of planning at Homeworld !

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sarahcraigy
Feb 13, 2015 7:21 pm
qebtel
qebtel
13 February 2015

Boundary Realignment - Adelaide

Boundary Realignment - Adelaide

IT can vary enormously council to council, and state to state. In Qld, the two resultant lots will be treated as "new " lots - lol. This lets them load you up with…

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qebtel
Feb 13, 2015 12:43 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
12 February 2015

Cost involved when buying house and land package

Cost involved when buying house and land package

Yes. These fees can be large. Or not. Put together a list of everything you can think of and just call around, check the sro site for duty calculations, call some fencers…

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Ponzu
Feb 12, 2015 9:18 pm
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
12 February 2015

Got 4 kids.... what to consider when building?

Got 4 kids.... what to consider when building?

Everyone has said hard wearing floors? We are tossing up between bamboo and laminate. What would people suggest. My kids are all under 6 atm. Ive heard that strand woven…

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EmmaW84
Feb 12, 2015 6:25 pm
Bruno Albanese
Bruno Albanese
12 February 2015

Photos of PGH Oyster bricks? Which colour mortar??

Photos of PGH Oyster bricks? Which colour mortar??

Hi Building_2015, We would love to assist you with information re the best motar options with your PGH Oyster bricks, please feel free to contact us on 8300 8222 so we…

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Bruno Albanese
Feb 12, 2015 2:15 pm
Hootie
Hootie
11 February 2015

Slab reinforcement - can rusty mesh be used?

Slab reinforcement - can rusty mesh be used?

Oxidisation is rust... the steel has oxidised. :) That said if it is only surface rust (oxidisation), then it should be…

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Hootie
Feb 11, 2015 9:10 pm
Hootie
whzzz28
whzzz28
11 February 2015

What's wrong with these Porcelain Tiles

What's wrong with these Porcelain Tiles

This is what they did with my porcelain tiles. They havn't finished yet - they normally wait until the tile glue is dry before grouting. Took them 5 days to come back and grout.

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whzzz28
Feb 11, 2015 12:20 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
11 February 2015

Feasibility study on a demo/rebuild in Como W.A

Feasibility study on a demo/rebuild in Como W.A

Oh thanks. Happy to help get you started. :-)

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Beazley77
Feb 11, 2015 12:19 am
Beazley77
siapao
siapao
10 February 2015

How high floor from footpath?

How high floor from footpath?

We don't have step-down to garage from house - but it does have a "lip" at entrance. Also a step down from rear garage door. I thought…

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siapao
Feb 10, 2015 10:33 am
joea
joea
10 February 2015

New mailboxes for new house

New mailboxes for new house

Never knew about pakman letter boxes! Wow that would save us a lot of time going back and forth to the Post office. Thanks for the idea :)

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joea
Feb 10, 2015 9:45 am
joea
Andre Adams
Andre Adams
10 February 2015

Building Defects - Amendments to Statutory Warranty Periods

Building Defects - Amendments to Statutory Warranty Periods

Dear All, Just a short note on the key amendments to the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) brought in by Home Building Amendment Act 2014 (NSW). On 10 December 2014 it was…

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Andre Adams
Feb 10, 2015 8:24 am
Andre Adams
vomiec
vomiec
9 February 2015

Can you paint over plaster top coat?

Can you paint over plaster top coat?

Yeah..... Priming will make the surface uniform, all cracks and holes that have been patched using a patching compound should be primed after they have been sanded. Only…

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vomiec
Feb 09, 2015 6:49 pm
mellowmoo
mellowmoo
9 February 2015

Townhouse Builder Recommendations Melbourne

Townhouse Builder Recommendations Melbourne

Christopher Doyle Architects are experts when it comes to home design. I think they'd like to see a project like this as well since they are mostly doing houses, but to my…

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mellowmoo
Feb 09, 2015 5:03 pm
wall-e
wall-e
9 February 2015

Is it considered as 2.5 bathrooms ?

Is it considered as 2.5 bathrooms ?

It is very to good idea to put vanity in toilet room. Thanks

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wall-e
Feb 08, 2015 11:45 pm
Roomeat
Roomeat
8 February 2015

Builder won't accept our materials?

Builder won't accept our materials?

I can appreciate the warranty factor, but I would have thought light fittings would have been more of a issue than roof insulation. Especially when it's fitted between the…

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Roomeat
Feb 08, 2015 7:37 pm
Roomeat
wct14
wct14
8 February 2015

Block of land - sewerage, stormwater connection point help

Block of land - sewerage, stormwater connection point help

Terrific bashworth - thanks for the info and the link as well

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wct14
Feb 08, 2015 11:27 am
Darcy27
Darcy27
7 February 2015

Maximum stair height - is this OK?

Maximum stair height - is this OK?

The builder apparently has a couple of options to fix it - we are going to discuss it at PCI on Monday. At least they didn't put up a fight or try to tell us it was fine.…

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Darcy27
Feb 07, 2015 10:14 am

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