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Agent_009
Agent_009
23 November 2017

Slope Ratio

Slope Ratio

Thanks mate, very helpful. Because the land is still being developed we can't see it yet. To the naked eye I am not even sure how big a slope 1:14 or 1:26 is.

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Agent_009
Nov 23, 2017 3:52 pm
Agent_009
JayJay74
JayJay74
23 November 2017

Using finance for DIY items

Using finance for DIY items

Hi All, Just about to sign with a builder in Adelaide and getting all my T's crossed and i's dotted before I commit. If I get a quote from, say, a landscaper to complete…

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JayJay74
Nov 23, 2017 10:58 am
aloenyx
aloenyx
22 November 2017

Help is my house missing NBN hub ???? needing help

Help is my house missing NBN hub ???? needing help

My NBN was free from builder. Included hub in garage and conduit from garage to lounge. After move in, went with iinet. They sent technician to hook nbn to house, was free…

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aloenyx
Nov 22, 2017 3:08 pm
aloenyx
Supercharged Synergy
Supercharged Synergy
22 November 2017

Retaining Wall on New Land

Retaining Wall on New Land

We've just purchased a 700sqm block of land which has an overall fall of about 2m to the rear. As part of the development a 0.5-1.0m retaining wall will be built down the…

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Supercharged Synergy
Nov 22, 2017 11:32 am
Supercharged Synergy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 November 2017

Ground level deck cost

Ground level deck cost

Hi First_Timer_Ray You can bolt the battens or bearers to the concrete slab but be mindful if water ponds or pools beneath the battens may eventually rot

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 21, 2017 6:58 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
suraalwash
suraalwash
21 November 2017

Home buiders

Home buiders

Anyone have an idea about ClarendonHomes builder?

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suraalwash
Nov 21, 2017 10:52 am

Hi , We are currently building a single level 32sq meter house with 2.6m ceiling height. We are currently up to final painting and we have noticed a expansion joint in…

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JSESTAGE1B
Nov 20, 2017 6:10 pm
kiwiinmelbourne
kiwiinmelbourne
19 November 2017

Building contract times

Building contract times

Of course it works both ways, its a negotiable contract between two parties. I have seen contracts for single floor dwellings anywhere from 210 days to 320 days. I'm…

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kiwiinmelbourne
Nov 19, 2017 10:48 am
MiG
MiG
17 November 2017

Buying Electrical Appliances for New House

Buying Electrical Appliances for New House

I really like this idea. I don't know if it will work, but its surely worth a shot. I suggest you try writing to companies as well. Ex: LG, Samsung, Bosch etc.

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MiG
Nov 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Jammo05
Jammo05
17 November 2017

Plumbing services in Vapour barrier of home

Plumbing services in Vapour barrier of home

The plumber has completed his entire roughin for the entire home and I have noticed his has installed the main plastic yellow gas line and main water line in between the…

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Jammo05
Nov 17, 2017 10:55 am
bini
bini
16 November 2017

Living in Doreen/ Mernda

Living in Doreen/ Mernda
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Cheer Up we are getting Mernda station along with other 2 very soon. :-D

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bini
Nov 16, 2017 3:00 pm

HI, We have Dunlop Heartridge LVP as our flooring throughout. We need to select a stain colour for our hardwood (Kwila) stairs that matches/goes well/contrasts the Tassie…

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akashsethi10
Nov 16, 2017 11:53 am
akashsethi10
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 November 2017

Salvage and demolition for a KDR?

Salvage and demolition for a KDR?

Those of us that have been around long enough have seen boom and bust economic periods Smart Builders/Developers will build other people's projects during boom times and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 15, 2017 7:04 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
jazzygirl
jazzygirl
15 November 2017

Bricklayer

Bricklayer

Hi I was wondering if anyone can recommend a Bricklayer in Newcastle. It's not a massive job but struggling to get people to return calls. Thanks Alisha

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jazzygirl
Nov 15, 2017 5:32 pm
building-expert
building-expert
15 November 2017

Under Tile Roof Insulation Without removing Tiles

Under Tile Roof Insulation Without removing Tiles

Try foillboard, its rigid easy to cut and fit and should not sag, you can buy 10 15 and 20mm and is polystyrene core with double sided aluminium foil

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building-expert
Nov 15, 2017 5:01 pm
building-expert
jantics
jantics
15 November 2017

home coolroom?

home coolroom?

What did you end up deciding? I hear this guys are pretty good: www.burtonindustries.com.au

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jantics
Nov 15, 2017 12:34 pm
Pretzel2311
Pretzel2311
14 November 2017

VJ walls cracking within days of painting

VJ walls cracking within days of painting

Hello, We recently had our Queenslander with VJ walls painted by a professional painter. Within 3 days the vertical joints had began to crack. There are now a lot of…

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Pretzel2311
Nov 14, 2017 10:54 pm
ckbuild
ckbuild
14 November 2017

Arborist Report for DA

Arborist Report for DA

Hi , We are in the process of submitting plan to council(Paramatta). Does Paramatta council need Arborist report? I got two different answer from council. Any suggestion…

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ckbuild
Nov 14, 2017 8:34 pm
pEast
pEast
14 November 2017

Renovate or rebuild?

Renovate or rebuild?

Better get a quote for a new building with your requirements - then compare what suits you - a few thousand extra could you give a much much better home

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pEast
Nov 14, 2017 3:27 pm
building-expert
building-expert
11 November 2017

Property Law - Vendor failed to divulge issues

Property Law - Vendor failed to divulge issues

The primary reason for the existence of pre-purchase property inspectors is to inspect and report on the condition of the property before you buy. Any significant issues…

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building-expert
Nov 11, 2017 9:41 am
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
11 November 2017

Negotiating with builders before contract signature

Negotiating with builders before contract signature

To all those who think industry building contracts are fair and fairly even-handed are deluded. They are not and favour the builder. In addition to that builders stack the…

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building-expert
Nov 11, 2017 9:04 am
building-expert
sarapotterslane
sarapotterslane
11 November 2017

Building first home with Williams Designer Homes at Cameron

Building first home with Williams Designer Homes at Cameron

Looking forward to following your build! We have our DA appt with Tony on Monday so are a little behind you :) Also our first build so very scary!

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sarapotterslane
Nov 11, 2017 7:12 am
kirashogun
kirashogun
10 November 2017

Garage Wall - Straight Brick or Timber Frame?

Garage Wall - Straight Brick or Timber Frame?

I have noticed that most houses built these days (at least in Victoria) are built entirely out of timber framing with choice of masonry outside including the garage. I…

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kirashogun
Nov 10, 2017 7:57 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 November 2017

Architectural Visualization

Architectural Visualization

Can see any Real Engineering there...? These are just Marketing Rendered Images you would do best to market your engineering services in India where every week

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 10, 2017 10:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy

I'd like to German Smear/Mortar Wash an internal wall and the basic material is white mortar. However, I can't find white mortar for sale. Does anyone know if it can be…

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kirk
Nov 09, 2017 8:13 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
9 November 2017

Frame timber type

Frame timber type

Blue is H2 termite treated (light duty) suitable only for use above ground and not exposed to the elements. H3 is suitable for exposure to the weather and H4 is usually…

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Beetaloo
Nov 09, 2017 7:34 pm
Beetaloo
alexp79
alexp79
9 November 2017

Sydney: custom designed house, builder to Lock Up stage

Sydney: custom designed house, builder to Lock Up stage

Hi, can anyone recommend a reputable builder in Sydney area, who will be interested to build a custom designed house to a Lock Up stage in…

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alexp79
Nov 09, 2017 5:58 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
9 November 2017

Knowing what is possible with potential home exension

Knowing what is possible with potential home exension

Property developers, Builders, Real estate agents, etc, etc all dabble? Also there is plenty of metadata, apps & Spreadsheets online. once you have determined the amount…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 09, 2017 9:19 am
StructuralBIMGuy

I know this is a old topic but it may still help others. Have a look at the PlexiDor pet door, they close tight with little to no draught. There is…

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Sasha 14
Nov 08, 2017 9:16 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
8 November 2017

retaining wall

retaining wall

What 2 sleepers ... ;)

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Saint Mike
Nov 08, 2017 4:26 pm
Saint Mike
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 November 2017

Retaining Wall providers in Brisbane

Retaining Wall providers in Brisbane

Eddielouise Thanks for the reply $420/m2 seems a bit pricey ...shop around & Check out gumtree for the material suppliers hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 07, 2017 7:34 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Joker
Joker
3 November 2017

What is wrong with these bricks?

What is wrong with these bricks?

Any luck with your brick problems Burke. Hardman.

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Joker
Nov 03, 2017 8:07 pm

Some colour: the timber next to the tiles is red ironbark which will complement the tiles when sanded and coated.

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Harpies
Nov 02, 2017 9:11 pm
shakiness
shakiness
2 November 2017

Selections

Selections

We had an idea of what we liked to begin with after looking at so many display homes months before our selections day. It was great that we have similar tastes and style,…

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shakiness
Nov 02, 2017 10:26 am
dany
dany
1 November 2017

Metricon - Clarendon - Rawson Which one ticks all boxes

Metricon - Clarendon - Rawson Which one ticks all boxes

Metricon Glendale 34 Update I have submitted our final recommendation and have a contact appointment in two weeks. The prices included are a bit high as compared to…

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dany
Nov 01, 2017 8:51 pm
dany
Serley
Serley
1 November 2017

Electricity Cable in Slab

Electricity Cable in Slab

I live in a block of 6 townhouses. Electricity is supplied to each through 21mm cables and they come together from the back of the building through the ground floor slab…

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Serley
Nov 01, 2017 4:40 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
1 November 2017

should i have concerns re this slab

should i have concerns re this slab

all good as i was expecting but peace of mind is worth it. was also good to talk to someone else about some other related aspects of the build process though they have…

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Entilzha
Nov 01, 2017 11:09 am

Buildfix is highly skilled company provides unique wall cracks repair, sunken foundation repair, leaning walls repair, repair, rising damp repair and…

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Kylewilliam112
Oct 31, 2017 9:06 pm
Kylewilliam112
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
31 October 2017

Options to save on house construction cost

Options to save on house construction cost

Things I would not get the builder to include are driveways (and relevant paths), carpets, curtains, antenna or anything else outside of the build itself. The builder will…

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First_Timer_Ray
Oct 31, 2017 11:49 am
First_Timer_Ray
lovisa
lovisa
30 October 2017

Carport wall

Carport wall

Our wal had to eiter be minimum 900mm from boundary or on the boundary Your local council can give info and will also have to approve the plans for it to be build if its…

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lovisa
Oct 30, 2017 4:05 pm

Hi guys, I am new here, I have a lot of experience in Design and Construction 28 years actually, I will put my 2 cents in to help out where I can with your questions and…

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RenoBloke
Oct 30, 2017 2:06 pm
RenoBloke
carmenncorey
carmenncorey
30 October 2017

compensation for over-due build

compensation for over-due build

We are in the same boat building in swan hill with Gj gardner we have issues we now have wrong colour brick grout it was meant to be light grey it looks mustard orange…

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carmenncorey
Oct 30, 2017 12:25 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 October 2017

Building Lawyer

Building Lawyer

Good luck with it all...you have obviously paid due diligence to the 3 Ps. I found a double charge of $9,800 on part of a forum member's hydraulic assessment once. You…

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SaveH2O
Oct 29, 2017 9:29 pm
SaveH2O
Lene
Lene
28 October 2017

Home renovators in Melbourne?

Home renovators in Melbourne?

Need recommendations of home renovators in Melbourne please. We are planning to do a complete home renovation (interior). Thanks.

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Lene
Oct 28, 2017 9:24 pm
building-expert
building-expert
28 October 2017

No wonder Aus housing is described as "glofified tents"

No wonder Aus housing is described as "glofified tents"

Actually, neither Primrose Sands is a shack town built in sixties and seventies with questionable compliance.

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building-expert
Oct 28, 2017 7:44 pm
building-expert

Hi there. I’m an ornamental and fibrous plasterer here in NSW and have set up my own business after working overseas in Canada, London and Nz as a subcontractor in my…

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Thorne
Oct 28, 2017 6:18 pm


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