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acrebuild111
acrebuild111
8 July 2013

No hot water in a new Beechwood Home

No hot water in a new Beechwood Home

Were you able to sort it out? We have solar HWS installed by BW too and our booster switch is in the laundry. Hopefully you were able to sort it out

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acrebuild111
Jul 08, 2013 8:37 pm
AJW
AJW
8 July 2013

Outdoor TV

Outdoor TV

No offence BJ88 but Liquifi TV min price $3000 are you nuts?? I wouldn't put anything over $300 outside it will just get…

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AJW
Jul 08, 2013 7:08 pm
mirz
mirz
8 July 2013

Temporary Fencing on block of land

Temporary Fencing on block of land

Thanks for your replies. I have checked with few fencing companies and they are pricey. Stockland reckon I won't need to organize fencing if building start within first…

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mirz
Jul 08, 2013 6:42 pm
mirz
surfprado
surfprado
8 July 2013

Ownership of your plans before seeing a builder

Ownership of your plans before seeing a builder

Thanks Stewie, I have laser leveled the block and worked out elevations and how the build would sit

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surfprado
Jul 08, 2013 4:33 pm
surfprado
1rocky
1rocky
7 July 2013

Temporary Fencing on block of land

Temporary Fencing on block of land

give you a rough idea of price for temporary fencing we had 12 panels of fencing one month cost $230. this was to fence the pool till will could get the proper fencing…

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1rocky
Jul 07, 2013 8:03 pm
nick44
nick44
7 July 2013

FOOTINGS SIZE USING POSTS (Conrete or Timber)

FOOTINGS SIZE USING POSTS (Conrete or Timber)

Hi ... I have owner built on a slab before but never on stumps I am currently designing my new OB house. The bearer span and spacing is currently 1500 span and 1800…

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nick44
Jul 07, 2013 7:22 pm
Onewheel
Onewheel
7 July 2013

Cabinet maker recommendations

Cabinet maker recommendations

Thanks, I've not heard of them before. Will definitely do that :)

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Onewheel
Jul 07, 2013 4:52 pm
CC101
CC101
6 July 2013

Who is responsible for water getting in our roof space?

Who is responsible for water getting in our roof space?

not good at all. I am also having issues with my builder and am considerting taking them to building commission. Don't know if your builder is same as mine.

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CC101
Jul 06, 2013 7:55 pm
foate
foate
6 July 2013

Is this a photo of termites?

Is this a photo of termites?

Hi BJ88. It is a good point, but sometimes it's a labour of love. I've always wanted to renovate and it would be a lot more satisfying for us to slowly renovate than to…

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foate
Jul 06, 2013 8:54 am
Reuben
Reuben
5 July 2013

Leaking roof penetrations - best product to fix?

Leaking roof penetrations - best product to fix?

Got a couple of roof penetrations in our low pitch roof. Water's getting in. There are weather seals but they might not have been installed correctly because they are…

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Reuben
Jul 05, 2013 4:47 pm
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bashworth
Jul 05, 2013 4:04 pm
bashworth
BJ88
BJ88
5 July 2013

Matching paint

Matching paint

Like others said Re-painting the whole wall is the best solution as your spending money and effort either way might aswell go the step further.

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BJ88
Jul 05, 2013 3:23 pm
BJ88
building-expert
building-expert
5 July 2013

Last chance inspection

Last chance inspection

Our building control system does not require pre plaster inspections, so why should you have one? I now call them LAST CHANCE INSPECTION. We do a lot of them for very good…

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building-expert
Jul 05, 2013 7:11 am
building-expert
RobertoH
RobertoH
2 July 2013

Negotiating inclusions - etiquette?

Negotiating inclusions - etiquette?

Yep - that was my line of thought, too building expert. Just wanted to check with some more experienced negotiators. Thanks once again!

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RobertoH
Jul 02, 2013 2:39 pm
Cameron32
Cameron32
2 July 2013

Colour advice please- colour selection next week

Colour advice please- colour selection next week

D@n thanks for your details, iam still want to find the name of the colour for fascia, garage,front door and windows.

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Cameron32
Jul 02, 2013 9:28 am
Cameron32
hachy
hachy
2 July 2013

Exiting House and Land package due to failed finance.

Exiting House and Land package due to failed finance.

builders deposit are usually non refundable. did you get a reciept for it stating it was refundable/ non refundable?

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hachy
Jul 02, 2013 8:35 am
hachy
Zarli
Zarli
1 July 2013

Attaching a dryer to a wall

Attaching a dryer to a wall

Could you drill into the wall and chemical anchor dyna bolts into the wall?

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Zarli
Jul 02, 2013 12:06 am
Zarli
DIY00
DIY00
1 July 2013

Internal dood handle

Internal dood handle

Thanks so far for the comments. I read in another blog online the consequences of finding parts and the hassle of replacing door handles.

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DIY00
Jul 01, 2013 9:50 pm
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Jasgirl
Jul 01, 2013 9:27 pm
Swizzler
Swizzler
29 June 2013

Indoor "Ghetto pool" what are my options?

Indoor "Ghetto pool" what are my options?

Here is an example of a finished product that is very similar to what I want to build.. except with incorrect sizes and no way to disassemble:

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Swizzler
Jun 29, 2013 3:50 am
stevo11
stevo11
28 June 2013

Cancelling preliminary plan agreements

Cancelling preliminary plan agreements

hey guys sorry too hijack this thread.. ive just had to cancel my prelim plan agreement with ideal homes as well but only due to my finance falling through due to…

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stevo11
Jun 28, 2013 9:25 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
28 June 2013

Electrical Planning - Exterior Electrical

Electrical Planning - Exterior Electrical

Thanks Lurgen, We're having three-phase power too so hopefully that will help a but... ... My build has a three-phase termination point running…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Jun 28, 2013 7:39 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
FionaT
FionaT
27 June 2013

Soil Classification

Soil Classification

If your not happy with your soil report get a second opinion. We had 5 boreholes drilled on our land and only one had clay so they classed it a p even though the rest was…

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FionaT
Jun 27, 2013 10:37 pm
Lex
Lex
27 June 2013

waffle pod slab and concrete "apron"

waffle pod slab and concrete "apron"

I'm not sure, but I guess that is what the builder's engineers will take care of?

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Lex
Jun 27, 2013 3:17 pm
Lex
TinTinOz
TinTinOz
27 June 2013

Ceiling issue

Ceiling issue

Thank you for the information, I will get a maintenance builder to have a look first and update by then....

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TinTinOz
Jun 27, 2013 10:45 am
turtleschell
turtleschell
26 June 2013

Roof tiles installed incorrectly?

Roof tiles installed incorrectly?

Cool, might be worth just enquiring with your SS about the white tiles so he makes sure the painter gets it painted when he comes to do your exhausts.

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turtleschell
Jun 26, 2013 1:01 pm
Island OB
Island OB
26 June 2013

Pre-purchase building inspection

Pre-purchase building inspection

Hi everyone, Would someone be able to recommend someone in the Launceston (TAS) area who does pre-purchase building inspections? It's urgent. Thank you in advance! Regards, Mel

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Island OB
Jun 26, 2013 11:58 am
shaman
shaman
26 June 2013

FAIRHEAVENS HOMES

FAIRHEAVENS HOMES

Does anyone have any good/bad experience with " FAIRHEAVEN HOMES"

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shaman
Jun 26, 2013 1:36 am
shaun7fish
shaun7fish
24 June 2013

CRACKED CONCRETE LEAKING

CRACKED CONCRETE LEAKING

Thanks for the reply. I will take some photos of the cracks in the daylight this week.

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shaun7fish
Jun 24, 2013 7:55 pm
orbitor
orbitor
24 June 2013

Architect or Building Designer in Brisbane

Architect or Building Designer in Brisbane

thanks travisaus, i'll contact them too and feel them out about a major renovation project. your project looks great by the way!

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orbitor
Jun 24, 2013 5:02 pm
uskelly
uskelly
24 June 2013

General amp requirements - common house appliances

General amp requirements - common house appliances

Upgrade of this relatively medium scale should not be that expensive. Around 1500$ and you will get pretty much enough 50amps

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uskelly
Jun 24, 2013 5:16 am
webjockey
webjockey
24 June 2013

Anyone having Ecoville estate Tarneit experience

Anyone having Ecoville estate Tarneit experience

Skyblue, its not guidlines the reason why I have given up on that estate, its the owners corporation which is nearly one thousand a year. many blocks are nearly 30…

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webjockey
Jun 24, 2013 1:38 am
kexkez
kexkez
23 June 2013

shared/student accommodation WA

shared/student accommodation WA

There are realstate companies that specialise in renting accom to students. Maybe inquire via them about your interest and use their expertise. Doesn't mean you have…

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kexkez
Jun 24, 2013 12:03 am
kexkez
Vetra43
Vetra43
23 June 2013

construction loan - under valuation possibilities

construction loan - under valuation possibilities

Banks want to loan you money so they usually will try and approve quickly. Don't feel too pressured into signing quickly as it is imporatnt you…

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Vetra43
Jun 23, 2013 6:38 am
Stacies MercerQ1
Stacies MercerQ1
22 June 2013

Henley KNOCK DOWN REBUILD

Henley KNOCK DOWN REBUILD

Well. Today the old house is going down!! Contracts all signed yesterday. If I knew how to post a pic I would. Still getting the hang of this site.

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Stacies MercerQ1
Jun 22, 2013 2:35 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
22 June 2013

How long are properties typically listed for w/ one agency?

How long are properties typically listed for w/ one agency?

Thank you Rogerinaus for reminding me. I had one agent, that thankfully is no longer in the business and who abused my wife, try for 50% of the second agents comission.I…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 22, 2013 11:48 am
turquoise_star
turquoise_star
21 June 2013

Is 60% rise in soakwell cost acceptable?

Is 60% rise in soakwell cost acceptable?

This is similar to what happened to us. Initially we were quoted somewhere between $2000-$3000 for soakwells, but by the time we got our contracts, the figure had gone up…

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turquoise_star
Jun 21, 2013 12:32 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 June 2013

Condensation on windowsills

Condensation on windowsills

Condensation in a building occurs when warm air comes into contact with a cold surface. The air is cooled below its saturation point causing its excess water vapour to…

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ECOECO
Jun 20, 2013 6:44 pm
ECOECO
RobertoH
RobertoH
20 June 2013

Subsidence, soil types, issues etc in Dandenong Ranges?

Subsidence, soil types, issues etc in Dandenong Ranges?

Great info guys - muchly appreciated! As others have said, the build quality of the house is much more important than the slope/soil type of the…

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RobertoH
Jun 20, 2013 12:50 pm
its
its
20 June 2013

Vent from rangehood to roof or to external wall?

Vent from rangehood to roof or to external wall?

Whatever it costs go for the roof exit. You're talking a few hundred dollars extra if any. If you have a wall exit you have bends which…

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its
Jun 20, 2013 10:57 am
The How To Studio
The How To Studio
19 June 2013

Should we discuss plans with council BEFORE signing contract

Should we discuss plans with council BEFORE signing contract

Yes see council. Make an appointment with the Town Planners You will get better attention than walking in off the street. I don't know what council you're with but most…

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The How To Studio
Jun 19, 2013 5:33 pm
The How To Studio
Nigel and Tara
Nigel and Tara
19 June 2013

Murrays Beach, Lake Mcquarie NSW

Murrays Beach, Lake Mcquarie NSW

Just seeing if there is anyone on here that has built or building at Murrays Beach. We have just purchased a block of land there and noticed there are a lot of…

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Nigel and Tara
Jun 19, 2013 1:00 pm
Nigel and Tara
gzk
gzk
19 June 2013

Porter Davis shower "niche" actually a "feature"?

Porter Davis shower "niche" actually a "feature"?

Is the BS claiming that the fall on yours is supposed to be as steep as it is? If so, ask them the display's niche has been defected for insufficient fall and if not, why not?

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gzk
Jun 19, 2013 9:44 am
1rocky
1rocky
18 June 2013

What order do I do these jobs after new home built?

What order do I do these jobs after new home built?

i would also paint first then Tiling (living areas, entrance) Timber (pre-finished solid - master bdrm, feature room library) Timber laminate (kids rooms & kids activity…

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1rocky
Jun 18, 2013 11:14 pm
inglewood
inglewood
18 June 2013

Porter Davis Livingstone, Monaco or Cannonvale

Porter Davis Livingstone, Monaco or Cannonvale

Hi, Check out the following thread for info on costs and upgrades with Porter…

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inglewood
Jun 18, 2013 10:12 pm
inglewood
heeythere47
heeythere47
18 June 2013

gold coast council building approvals

gold coast council building approvals

What sort of projects are you talking about because almost any building project needs a permit on the Gold Coast.

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heeythere47
Jun 18, 2013 8:35 pm
The How To Studio
The How To Studio
18 June 2013

Building on rock

Building on rock

You will have to establish if the rock is a shelf or floaters and this is usually done by test drilling. The problem is that you should have a pretty good idea of the…

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The How To Studio
Jun 18, 2013 6:04 pm
The How To Studio
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
18 June 2013

Open for inspection tips - what to look for?

Open for inspection tips - what to look for?

Rule one - always look up. Rule two - have a list of what's meant to be where - including power points, TV/Net points etc. Rule three - look down - eg check woodwork…

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Saint Mike
Jun 18, 2013 2:26 pm
Saint Mike
building-expert
building-expert
17 June 2013

Please help!!! Bad job what do you say ?

Please help!!! Bad job what do you say ?

My expert evidence in recent VCAT proceeding has prevailed in an argument in relation to a similar paving job and my client was awarded the cost of paving replacement.

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building-expert
Jun 17, 2013 6:11 pm
building-expert


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