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ddarroch
ddarroch
9 June

Frames, Timber or Steel ??

Frames, Timber or Steel ??
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True, like timber, a metal frame is protected from the environment. I'm wasn't saying that it isn't. What I'm saying is why over design? Why choose metal, that is both…

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ddarroch
Jun 09, 2017 7:36 am
ZoePerth
ZoePerth
8 June

Builder Refused to Refund Initial Deposit

Builder Refused to Refund Initial Deposit

I should hope so, without you signing anything they have no claim on a 'deposit' let alone asking for one

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ZoePerth
Jun 08, 2017 3:49 pm
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preeeth
Jun 07, 2017 8:21 pm
preeeth
Teach
Teach
6 June

Homebuyers Ultimate Bayview in Brabham - newbie needing colo

Homebuyers Ultimate Bayview in Brabham - newbie needing colo

Hi everyone Uh oh ... yep it's another post about render colours 😩🙄🤔 At the risk of boring everyone to tears, after relentlessly pouring over this forum for a…

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Teach
Jun 07, 2017 12:37 am
jazzygirl
jazzygirl
6 June

Carpenter Recommendations Newcastle

Carpenter Recommendations Newcastle

I have an business in new castle, and I think there are two popular carpenters that listed below. M & D Constructions M: 0430 00 1886 LVL Constructions Currently…

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jazzygirl
Jun 06, 2017 8:28 pm

Materials

Materials

@rorygardner111 Not sure if you mean a suspended floor Slab? If so then I would have to say reinforced concrete material, durability is a function of effective…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 06, 2017 7:59 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

The limitations of Building + Pest inspections?

The limitations of Building + Pest inspections?

To answer OP question, the biggest limitations of your B&P inspection are not disclaimers, inspection exclusions, and inspection…

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building-expert
Jun 06, 2017 11:28 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 June

Builders with fair building contract - do they exist?

Builders with fair building contract - do they exist?

Good building consultants usually do pre contract reviews and they know more about this subject matter and what to look for than solicitors do. A lot of the 'arithmetic'…

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SaveH2O
Jun 06, 2017 12:47 am
SaveH2O
streety
streety
5 June

Self levelling a floor

Self levelling a floor

Hi guys Have recently been renovating my house it is on stumps. I am just after some advice on self levelling the floor. I had about 9 stumps replaced but he didn't…

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streety
Jun 05, 2017 8:28 pm

Garage wall rendered. (Stupid forum keeps uploading the pics sideways.) House will be fully rendered. House will be fully Rendered.

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keepitreal
Jun 05, 2017 5:23 pm
Joker
Joker
4 June

We are in a builders nightmare

We are in a builders nightmare

Where are you at with this builder, has he done a runner , have you got work paid for and not completed. If not get whats done valued, and if it's marginal, move on …

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Joker
Jun 04, 2017 7:24 pm
pEast
pEast
4 June

East Estate Cranbourne East

East Estate Cranbourne East

looks like land a lot of work has been done - they have installed lights, and road into the East estate and most of stage 1 and stage 2 are out of Bushfire zone but…

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pEast
Jun 04, 2017 6:38 pm

Progress pictures but what I don't understand...

Progress pictures but what I don't understand...

@spooky8080 Upgrading the materials for durability is one thing, installing, placing & fixing as per the Codes & Standards is yet another No-one remembers what was done…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 04, 2017 3:44 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
melb84
melb84
4 June

Stage 28 - land registration

Stage 28 - land registration

Hi everyone, My husband and I have bought in stage 28, a house and land package with coral homes. Coral have called us today as the tender had been received and we need…

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melb84
Jun 04, 2017 1:23 pm
qebtel
qebtel
3 June

Plaster Cracks

Plaster Cracks

Your question lacks sufficient detail for anyone to make any assumptions, let alone give a correct answer.

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qebtel
Jun 03, 2017 3:41 pm
sarb
sarb
3 June

kitchen cabinet downlights

kitchen cabinet downlights

Wondering if it is possible to install under cabinet lighting like led lights after the completion of build or you have to do it before in order to have wires installed properly?

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sarb
Jun 03, 2017 11:59 am
GregJ
GregJ
2 June

Masterton House & Land

Masterton House & Land

Has anyone built with Masterton in Land & House package ?

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GregJ
Jun 02, 2017 5:49 pm

Now there's no harm in having a little fun . So why not incorporate a change of colour in your island bench with LED lighting…

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Kitchen Design Victoria
Jun 02, 2017 1:39 pm
Kitchen Design Victoria

Innovation has always been at the heart of A&L, and the old saying suggests home is where the heart is. That's why we're proud to bring the two together, through our…

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AandL Windows
Jun 02, 2017 9:52 am

Independent Building inspector needed

Independent Building inspector needed

Hi Gadi80, They should also carry professional indemnity insurance for their inspection and report, Cheers Leonardo_23

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Leonardo_23
Jun 02, 2017 12:54 am
Allrisk
Allrisk
1 June

My First Build!

My First Build!

My parents live in York. 40 minutes? You must drive pretty fast :) I find those roads a little scary. It's a great area though. I hope it goes well. In WA you either…

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Allrisk
Jun 01, 2017 6:36 pm
Allrisk
d@n
d@n
1 June

help with colour scheme for painting

help with colour scheme for painting

Greetings, If you don't want to use yellow colour for wall then I think you should go with light blue for wall painting. Carpet colour is good and for wood you can use…

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d@n
Jun 01, 2017 2:04 pm
joso1234
joso1234
31 May

Installing digital cctv DIY

Installing digital cctv DIY

Hi, I want to know if it is legal for a non electrician (me in this case) to install digital cctv camera and do the cabling under the roof (apart from hooking it to…

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joso1234
May 31, 2017 10:04 pm

HELP!!! Forgot to seal wall after wallpaper before painting,

HELP!!! Forgot to seal wall after wallpaper before painting,

You say you cleaned well and removed all paper. What's it look like now - ie under good light ? Maybe no need to worry - if you did remove and clean well.

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Saint Mike
May 31, 2017 11:00 am
Saint Mike
Ladybugs2
Ladybugs2
30 May

Front porch slope.. is this normal standards?

Front porch slope.. is this normal standards?

Thanks for your replies! we haven't measured yet as unsure what measurement to take? and yes it all looks like it falls to the front right hand corner def not evenly to…

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Ladybugs2
May 30, 2017 11:26 pm
Ladybugs2
voz
voz
30 May

Internal door height - 2040 or 2340?

Internal door height - 2040 or 2340?
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Thanks @pickylady, I settled with the same now - 2590 ceilings and standard doors.

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voz
May 30, 2017 2:54 pm

Can you recommend a handheld vacumme?

Can you recommend a handheld vacumme?
1, 2

I see on TV the other day that Vax now has a Dyson look-alike. Not sure of the price difference but would be interested to see the 2 compared. I will be investing in one…

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First_Timer_Ray
May 30, 2017 10:54 am
First_Timer_Ray
Sparta
Sparta
29 May

2nd owner builder within 5 years

2nd owner builder within 5 years

Advice needed - We have applied for a second owner builder permit within 5 year (our first application was for a small single room extension in our previous house) We have…

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Sparta
May 29, 2017 9:28 pm
Shar_on
Shar_on
29 May

Site Supervisor

Site Supervisor

Can anyone tell me, when do we meet our site supervisor on site. We are building with MJH.

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Shar_on
May 29, 2017 8:43 pm
chatty
chatty
29 May

Sewage/Sydney water Pipes and building over it?

Sewage/Sydney water Pipes and building over it?

Hi all Needing some clarification on the pipes which run across the property and whether this would be an issue in the future if looking to build or extend on the vacant…

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chatty
May 29, 2017 4:28 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 May

House side concrete drainage

House side concrete drainage

Add builders using building surveyors into that mix that are impacted by conflict of interest and we have a mess!

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SaveH2O
May 27, 2017 11:27 pm
SaveH2O

Austral Nougat Bricks

Austral Nougat Bricks

Realised i never replied to this. There was some discolouration to a few of my bricks that developed over the course of the build. The builder got someone out to clean the…

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phantaztik
May 27, 2017 11:25 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
27 May

Payment of Stages - 90% paid... so much not done (help!!!)

Payment of Stages - 90% paid... so much not done (help!!!)

I was in a similar boat. If you paid $20000 for aircon remember builder is making profit. You still have a HIA contract for completion by a specific date. Before you…

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Gaudi
May 27, 2017 7:53 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
27 May

Rename rooms on existing floor plan

Rename rooms on existing floor plan

Are you keeping the house? The lower valuation is good to reduce your rates. Extra bedroom on paper will increase rates. When you are selling you can list how you like…

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Gaudi
May 27, 2017 7:43 pm

So far...my new house :) FRONT VIEW - A bit of advice needed

So far...my new house :) FRONT VIEW - A bit of advice needed

Maybe also - check out what's around you. The colours being used. I like lighter. House looking good.

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Saint Mike
May 27, 2017 9:41 am
Saint Mike
Joker
Joker
26 May

Where to start - renovation

Where to start - renovation

Start with Draftsman to get plans so u know what's getting done, this way you will be guided by the Draftsman as to the process. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
May 26, 2017 11:22 pm

Infinity Pools - Look great but are they a pain?

Infinity Pools - Look great but are they a pain?

We had an 8m x 4m fibreglass pool a few years back and it was honestly great. Kids loved it. (as much as they could, we're in melbourne after all) But now at our new…

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energy4anarchy
May 25, 2017 10:24 pm

Anyone building Capri 25 with Coral Homes?

Anyone building Capri 25 with Coral Homes?

We thought it was worth it I have pics of it in my thread too

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BrownDog77
May 25, 2017 12:02 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
24 May

need bricks

need bricks

These companies advertise that they match bricks; however, I can't imagine that such an undertaking would be perfect nor…

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arcadelt
May 24, 2017 1:01 pm

Paying for Quotes

Paying for Quotes

If they want the work they'll do the quote. If they are busy they may well quote high and request estimate fees. If they are that hard up for minor cash I'd be wary of…

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Saint Mike
May 23, 2017 9:04 am
Saint Mike

Relocate Home

Relocate Home

A 3 bed house is a pretty big home to move, but I'm pretty sure it can be done. Best you find someone who has had experience doing it and get quotes from them to get a…

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ThomasMaloney
May 22, 2017 1:17 am
ThomasMaloney
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

JG King complaints

JG King complaints

I feel for you. What stage are you at? Are you past Fixing. I did not negotiate a higher than standard rate for being over contact and am still paying the…

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 3:49 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

Builders ran over fence... who fixes it?

Builders ran over fence... who fixes it?

Why ask the question when you are not even sure who did the damage? Hilarious.

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 3:41 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

Gas company wanting to lift driveway.

Gas company wanting to lift driveway.

A crossover is the driveway that crosses over the footpath outside your house. You do not have a crossover on your property. Your post makes no sense.

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 3:37 pm
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
19 May

who is liable for this issue

who is liable for this issue

"someone put a small pipe as in the photo, so the water won't be able to release if the rain is a bit heavy" Wow that makes sense - NOT. Let me save you some time. Suck…

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bigniqiu
May 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Joker
Joker
19 May

Wood or tiles?

Wood or tiles?

Tiles better, but some now are using floating wood floors, ask wood floor specialists if guarantees are still OK with floating wood floor, if yes, it's a good indication…

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Joker
May 19, 2017 2:49 pm

Display home insurance

Display home insurance

Dear Members, For all your future reference you may try at The Builders Insurance Broker.

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barkprocom
May 19, 2017 11:05 am


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