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Hi We have granny flat in house in Woodville West, SA. Granny Flat already has it own toilet and bathroom. I would like to know, do I need council's approval for put…

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prashant
Mar 05, 2019 1:05 pm
lisalula
lisalula
3 March

Drilling into brick - please help

Drilling into brick - please help

Thank you all, I got it sorted, got some better wall plugs and screws and had to drill new holes and it is holding. Thanks to you both! :) :)

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lisalula
Mar 03, 2019 10:06 pm
justme15
justme15
3 March

Blow door Test

Blow door Test

Anyone done a blow door test in Melbourne? Curious to know the results and maybe even get a recommendation if possible. TIA

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justme15
Mar 03, 2019 2:31 pm

More Lemons, he bought a Lemon

More Lemons, he bought a Lemon

Don't be put off. Pre purchase inspection reports have limitations, exclusions and disclaimers and there are very good reasons for that however if the defects should have…

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building-expert
Mar 03, 2019 12:03 pm
building-expert
Gaudi
Gaudi
3 March

Looking for recommendations for covering ugly tile flooring

Looking for recommendations for covering ugly tile flooring

I wanted to give my mother a dinnerware set for mother’s day but I was surprised how difficult it is to find nice, classic,…

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Gaudi
Mar 03, 2019 3:43 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
1 March

Bathroom water damage claim against company

Bathroom water damage claim against company

The builders warranty may actually be 10 years. You may be best to call consumer affairs and talk through your situation. https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/licensi ...…

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Gaudi
Mar 01, 2019 1:47 am
insider
insider
28 February

Cracks in Brick wall. advise please

Cracks in Brick wall. advise please

What area are you in?

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insider
Feb 28, 2019 6:27 pm
insider
star3
star3
28 February

good and affordable builder in sydney; not project home!

good and affordable builder in sydney; not project home!

stay away from sett homes built with them 5 years ago and work is so bad. too many issues to list

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star3
Feb 28, 2019 4:24 am
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MFisc
Feb 27, 2019 10:45 pm
MFisc
alexp79
alexp79
27 February

Building with Dechellis - has anyone any advice?

Building with Dechellis - has anyone any advice?

It would be really great if later you could (confidently) share your building inspection reports as well as comment on your experience in rectifying issues to the future…

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alexp79
Feb 27, 2019 3:22 pm
ratna
ratna
25 February

Sydney: custom designed house, builder to Lock Up stage

Sydney: custom designed house, builder to Lock Up stage

Hi, I am looking for the same.. based in Thornleigh, please let me know if you managed to get someone. Thanks in advance

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ratna
Feb 25, 2019 9:20 pm
Joker
Joker
25 February

Should I Hire a 3rd party Building Inspector for Final Inspe

Should I Hire a 3rd party Building Inspector for Final Inspe

without doubt get a third party inspector has they are saying that the third party inspection will pull up way more than they will judging there own work,you will go only…

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Joker
Feb 25, 2019 2:43 pm
neilrogers
neilrogers
24 February

connect water mains to granny flat

connect water mains to granny flat

thanks. I know which pipes are hot and cold and the granny flat has a tap on the cold and hot. I know i need a reducer I just can't find one. Thought I would ask here to…

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neilrogers
Feb 24, 2019 5:00 pm
halfbrick
halfbrick
24 February

External staircase

External staircase

Hi everyone from a new member' We are restoring a 1920's Qlder which will have a 3 mtr wide stairway as the entrance. Does anyone know how many steel stringers I need to…

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halfbrick
Feb 24, 2019 1:27 pm
arpibrij
arpibrij
23 February

pegs installed

pegs installed

thank you chippy!!! you advise is very helpful...gives us some peace of mind....

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arpibrij
Feb 23, 2019 2:08 pm
mmckie
mmckie
23 February

Braycharlo Estate Oakdale

Braycharlo Estate Oakdale

Just wondering if anyone here has bought a block of land at Oakdale in the Braycharlo estate? Was meant to be registered at the start of last year?

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mmckie
Feb 23, 2019 1:31 pm
Kezza icf
Kezza icf
21 February

Pros and cons with all-in-one insulated roofing panels

Pros and cons with all-in-one insulated roofing panels

Hi Supa007. We have had our Bondor roof for 12 months now. We have a 3deg roof and the underside of our roof forms our ceiling, we went for the shiplap finnish as we felt…

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Kezza icf
Feb 21, 2019 7:35 pm
Jadeedaj
Jadeedaj
21 February

Boutique Homes Wardrobes

Boutique Homes Wardrobes

Hi all, Just wondering what the standard/upgrade options for robe fittings are. Looking at the Providence, there is a long sliding door robe section as well as a walk in…

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Jadeedaj
Feb 21, 2019 7:19 pm
aussieta
aussieta
21 February

Attaching a load-bearing cross beam to a plasterboard wall

Attaching a load-bearing cross beam to a plasterboard wall

if it is attached to the wall i think you will need an engineer use 4 legs

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aussieta
Feb 21, 2019 5:22 pm
aussieta
nikhilkr2019
nikhilkr2019
21 February

Covering storm water easement in backyard

Covering storm water easement in backyard

There is a 1000x300mm storm water easement in the top right corner of my backyard. As part of leveling the lot, current opening of that has to go 300mm down the new level.…

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nikhilkr2019
Feb 21, 2019 8:02 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 February

Mimosa Structural Gurantee

Mimosa Structural Gurantee

A very big question on many fronts.

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SaveH2O
Feb 21, 2019 12:04 am
SaveH2O
Ehsantl
Ehsantl
20 February

What kind of fireplace is this?

What kind of fireplace is this?

It's not gas, there is nothing in it except the iron grill and the damper at the top can be pushed in to be open. I've done some research and as mentioned by Joker it…

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Ehsantl
Feb 20, 2019 12:22 pm
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
19 February

McLachlan Homes

McLachlan Homes

I met the owner Brad recently at the opening of his canal front display home at Newport, lovely passionate bloke.

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sweetswisssteel
Feb 19, 2019 2:43 pm
coffecup1978
coffecup1978
19 February

Create a storage room in rumpus room? regulations?

Create a storage room in rumpus room? regulations?

Hi, I'm very new to the whole house reno thing. I have a rather large rumpus room upstairs that I don't use for much, and I am considering building a storage room at the…

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coffecup1978
Feb 19, 2019 12:47 pm
Joker
Joker
19 February

Cleaning vinyl flooring

Cleaning vinyl flooring

The electrostatic voltage on the surface of vinyl siding is reduced due to the use of lubricant and antistatic in the process by manufacturers. Under…

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Joker
Feb 19, 2019 12:11 pm
Cal_D
Cal_D
19 February

Substrate for Tiled Table Top???

Substrate for Tiled Table Top???

From your experience does Marine Ply have much movement? I'm just not sure how strong fc sheets are as far as supporting loads. Thinking about pairing a 9mm Marine Ply…

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Cal_D
Feb 19, 2019 11:10 am
Davis
Davis
18 February

Do I need a final OC

Do I need a final OC

Hello Mooch88, A final occupation certificate should always be obtained if you can, however, you are not committing an offence. The following advice is only relevant to…

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Davis
Feb 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Exk53
Exk53
18 February

cemintel installation price

cemintel installation price

Hi All We planning to use cemintel on second floor of new build. Do you know price of installation Thank you

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Exk53
Feb 18, 2019 8:07 pm
ArnieZA
ArnieZA
18 February

Montville - GJ Gardner

Montville - GJ Gardner

Hi We're keen on building a Montville type home, but live in South Africa - so can't use GJ Gardener....is there anyone who can share the either photos or drawings of the…

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ArnieZA
Feb 18, 2019 1:29 pm
westbourne
westbourne
18 February

Must final payment be paid before handover?

Must final payment be paid before handover?

Thanks for your suggestion. This would be my final step. I emailed to the Head of Construction Department. He agreed to let me to perform a pre-handover inspection…

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westbourne
Feb 18, 2019 7:35 am
alexp79
alexp79
16 February

Building Healthy Buildings

Building Healthy Buildings

I recently ran across a book called "Breathing Walls: A Biological Approach to Healthy Building Envelope Design And Construction" (

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alexp79
Feb 16, 2019 5:17 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 February

Survey Peg removed

Survey Peg removed

Ouch! Good luck trying to recoup the costs

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 16, 2019 12:14 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
MyFirst
MyFirst
16 February

Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

There will always be gaps. Smaller ones probably cause even more headaches. Larger ones as least u can have some stick to get things out. Regardless a lesson to…

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MyFirst
Feb 16, 2019 9:48 am
meowys
meowys
15 February

Arranging demolition in advance

Arranging demolition in advance

Thanks for all your input. We current have tenants, however they will vacate late March, hence deciding to take advantage and demo in April (hopefully). In that case, I'll…

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meowys
Feb 15, 2019 10:50 pm
sanjcrsta
sanjcrsta
15 February

DPC for rendered brick veneer house

DPC for rendered brick veneer house

As per Australian Standard “AS 4773.2-2010 Masonry in small buildings Part 2: Construction.” Section 9 Masonry Veneer Walls at part 9.6 “Damp-Proof Courses,…

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sanjcrsta
Feb 15, 2019 8:07 pm
jimbob73
jimbob73
15 February

noise coming from roof area

noise coming from roof area

Hi my house is 7 years old, wooden frame with vinyl cladding and steel roof. Recently a few times a day l hear a loud thump noise coming from inside the the roof area on…

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jimbob73
Feb 15, 2019 2:36 pm
alexp79
alexp79
15 February

FREE SPECIALIST ADVICE FOR LOW ENERGY & PREFAB/MODULAR BLD

FREE SPECIALIST ADVICE FOR LOW ENERGY & PREFAB/MODULAR BLD

Welcome! Will be always interesting to learn about better/new technologies. Which prefab/modular systems would you recommend and why?

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alexp79
Feb 15, 2019 1:24 pm
Charmzy
Charmzy
15 February

Restaining a timber door? Help!

Restaining a timber door? Help!

I have been sanding back a timber entrance door (nearly done one side). I watched a few videos before commencing which state to sand the varnish back to the original wood,…

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Charmzy
Feb 15, 2019 8:00 am
aphsta
aphsta
15 February

Anyone building with Allworth Homes - Viva Plan ( Single Sto

Anyone building with Allworth Homes - Viva Plan ( Single Sto

I built with Allworth last year. Admin was fine, long and annoying but it’s the same with all builders. We had one major problem during our build, they missed our…

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aphsta
Feb 15, 2019 7:38 am
Dani232
Dani232
14 February

Newport 275

Newport 275

Have you started you build as yet? Would love to see some photos. We are still waiting on our land to settle. Bring on March!

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Dani232
Feb 14, 2019 4:25 pm
Havanatter4303
Havanatter4303
13 February

So, I bought a 1950 bungalow...on my own....now what?!?

So, I bought a 1950 bungalow...on my own....now what?!?

Thanks Chippy. I didn't think of air tasker....never used it before. 'Bout time I tried. Thanks for the suggestion :)

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Havanatter4303
Feb 13, 2019 9:11 am
Havanatter4303
Ansari
Ansari
12 February

Stuatory Warranty or Strata units Warranty

Stuatory Warranty or Strata units Warranty

Hi Guys, I am in middle of purchasing a unit registered in 11/10/17 in Toongabbie,NSW 2146. I got strata report yesterday and when asker about warranty of the unit,the…

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Ansari
Feb 12, 2019 6:21 am
pamvic
pamvic
11 February

Roof type

Roof type

We have recently built with DFH and if we were to build again I would insist on metal roof with full timber structure, no metal struts. We have found this causes roof…

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pamvic
Feb 11, 2019 12:16 pm
C.Muscat
C.Muscat
11 February

Don’t ever build with Mimosa Homes

Don’t ever build with Mimosa Homes

Don’t ever build with Mimosa Homes it’s just not worth the hassle, I will most likely have to go through VCAT or consider other legal options just to get things fixed…

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C.Muscat
Feb 11, 2019 12:01 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 February

Downpipes does this look right?

Downpipes does this look right?

The pipes look like they will meet the mandatory minimal surface coverage once you landscape. Downpipes never hold less than 3/4 of their volume as air unless they have…

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SaveH2O
Feb 10, 2019 4:47 pm
SaveH2O
westbourne
westbourne
10 February

Is the Tender fee refundable if accepted?

Is the Tender fee refundable if accepted?

Thanks for prompt response. I don't the tender fee as a deposit" on my contract.

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westbourne
Feb 10, 2019 9:13 am
Engineer
Engineer
8 February

Trenching for slab - concerns of trench work need help

Trenching for slab - concerns of trench work need help

Have you paid a fixed price for the slab? Keep an eye on the reinforcing, make sure it is per the drawings and has cover from the sides and bottom of the trenches.

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Engineer
Feb 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Engineer
brokenstick
brokenstick
8 February

H Slab - Screw Piles

H Slab - Screw Piles

Agree as well, I would rather pay a bit extra and have my slab properly engineered (even overengineered slightly), than shopping around to try to do the slab as cheaply as possible

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brokenstick
Feb 08, 2019 3:32 pm
brokenstick
youngone
youngone
8 February

Austral brick cream

Austral brick cream

Hi my first post here. Deposit paid in Macdonald Jones Bronte. We are looking for a cream brick with off white mortar so as to replicate rendered or bagged…

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youngone
Feb 08, 2019 6:33 am
ZSasha
ZSasha
7 February

Gallery Homes - who are they?

Gallery Homes - who are they?

Hi guys, we came across an agency what worked with "their" builder which was "Gallery Homes". (in QLD) I found no such builder on Trustedreview, their own web site is…

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ZSasha
Feb 07, 2019 8:22 pm

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