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mgilla
mgilla
30 May 2014

Renovator didn't seal the tile groute - is it ok?

Renovator didn't seal the tile groute - is it ok?

Also, sure seal comes in an aerosol can and you would do a laundry floor in 5min.

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mgilla
May 30, 2014 5:52 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 May 2014

Bathroom Reno - Disagreement with Wife - FINAL SOLUTION

Bathroom Reno - Disagreement with Wife - FINAL SOLUTION
1, 2, 3

Dear, oh dear, lighten up guys. I was having a bit of fun with the OP. Stewie

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Stewie D
May 30, 2014 9:09 am
ferdired
ferdired
29 May 2014

floor insulation

floor insulation

Hi there new to this forum, I wanted to get some advice on underfloor insulation. I am currently building a new home which is on slab, and was looking for some type of…

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ferdired
May 29, 2014 10:38 pm
alexf40
alexf40
28 May 2014

Lower North Shore Timber/Gyprock Merchants

Lower North Shore Timber/Gyprock Merchants

Just a quick update. I gave them all a call this morning. H&G are good in that they deliver for free and can deliver on a Saturday morning. I ordered with Bunnings as even…

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alexf40
May 29, 2014 12:41 am
wobbly1
wobbly1
28 May 2014

Electrical cable sizes for a 20 amp circuit

Electrical cable sizes for a 20 amp circuit

those fault loop calcs are always tricky,but i like your numbers Beetaloo. Could possibly locate pump closer to supply board to save a few metres and less voltage drop overall.

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wobbly1
May 28, 2014 4:31 am
insider
insider
27 May 2014

Warped / "ripple" concrete foundation / slab

Warped / "ripple" concrete foundation / slab
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Found it ,10mm in any one room or area and 20mm across entire building footprint

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insider
May 27, 2014 9:50 pm
insider
WearingThin
WearingThin
27 May 2014

Instyle Homes

Instyle Homes

Beware of the general manager. He's back operating under, yet another, different company name http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/A ... homes.page

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WearingThin
May 27, 2014 3:54 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
27 May 2014

Bagging cement sheet?

Bagging cement sheet?

The other advantage of removing the old fibro sheets is that you can inspect & repair if necessary any damaged studs (i.e. damaged by wood rot or termites)

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Beetaloo
May 27, 2014 2:27 pm
Beetaloo
bleaky
bleaky
26 May 2014

Which mortar?

Which mortar?

We have settled on brick- PGH Smoke but are undecided on mortar colour. Off white seems to be the default now days but I'm curious to see if anyone has used natural or…

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bleaky
May 26, 2014 11:21 pm
bleaky
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 May 2014

Subdividing land

Subdividing land

More to what bpratt is saying, have a talk to the council either in person or over the phone and they will tell you what the minimum size is that you can divide the block…

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Stewie D
May 26, 2014 1:07 pm
ayaman
ayaman
26 May 2014

Anyone built with "Inprofile Built?"

Anyone built with "Inprofile Built?"

Hello, Has anyone in Melbourne used a building company called "Inprofile Built?" They are based in Beaumaris I believe. Any reviews would be greatly appreciated as I love…

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ayaman
May 26, 2014 11:11 am
Handy007
Handy007
26 May 2014

AG Pipe installation

AG Pipe installation

Hi I have got ground sloping down towards my house at the front. On highly reactive soil. You all probably know what absolute disasters water…

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Handy007
May 26, 2014 7:55 am
scooba1
scooba1
25 May 2014

Copper pipe for natural gas bbq

Copper pipe for natural gas bbq

Hi, I am re paving my back yard and was looking at running natural gas out to my bbq while i have the pavers up. Obviously i'll have a gas fitter do the connections but I…

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scooba1
May 25, 2014 10:20 pm
AKB
AKB
25 May 2014

Tileing

Tileing

We are paying $65 per square metre 600 x 600 mitred porcelain tiles in WA

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AKB
May 25, 2014 9:04 pm
AKB
AussieMark
AussieMark
25 May 2014

Floor plan in computer CAD format

Floor plan in computer CAD format

Sweethome 3 d is a free program that will allow you to draw a kitchen in 2d and display in 3d. I drew my entire house with it and used it to visualise colours.

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AussieMark
May 25, 2014 1:37 pm
Dream_Catchers
Dream_Catchers
24 May 2014

Skirting boards question..

Skirting boards question..

In case none of you realised, the thread was dead for over 12 months before the requests for her to pm you were made. MissEm also hasn't…

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Dream_Catchers
May 24, 2014 10:31 pm
Dream_Catchers
Ms_Teapot
Ms_Teapot
24 May 2014

Built in Robes - Adelaide

Built in Robes - Adelaide

Hi I'm looking for 3 companies to get BIR quotes from - any advice where to start?! Something with reasonable quality without being outrageously priced preferably.

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Ms_Teapot
May 24, 2014 10:02 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
24 May 2014

Asbestos removal

Asbestos removal

Cool Stewie. Not that I'm doing it but good to know

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Crazyk
May 24, 2014 7:18 pm
Crazyk
pongie
pongie
24 May 2014

Anyone know the process of Lot Consolidation

Anyone know the process of Lot Consolidation

Are you referring to the DA when you mention the building permit? We applied for the demolition DA but our builder applied for the construction DA. Not too sure about…

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pongie
May 24, 2014 12:41 pm
pongie
qebtel
qebtel
24 May 2014

Fencing question

Fencing question

I'd have a quick chat with your solicitor because what is on their brochure may not have been on the contract documents for your neighbours…

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qebtel
May 24, 2014 11:11 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
24 May 2014

Utilising roof space for storage?

Utilising roof space for storage?

I have asked my builder to space the chords at 450mm specifically instead of 600mm so that I can use the thinner structafloor load bearing floorboards to utilise the…

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AussieMark
May 24, 2014 10:23 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 May 2014

Free clean fill

Free clean fill

Its amazing - you have to give it away - yet when you need it ... :)

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Saint Mike
May 24, 2014 8:50 am
Saint Mike
missmae
missmae
23 May 2014

Sacking a renovator please advice

Sacking a renovator please advice

A signed Quote means nothing. Your signature only means something if you sign a BSA Approve Contract. You are well within your rights not to get him to continue on. He…

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missmae
May 23, 2014 4:46 pm
qebtel
qebtel
23 May 2014

Striped out bathroom but what is this?

Striped out bathroom but what is this?

Yup Cocky sh1t. Common as muck on sheeting that isnt sealed effectively.

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qebtel
May 23, 2014 2:28 pm
JB1
JB1
22 May 2014

Renovating Bathroom : Can sale the exisiting PC items?

Renovating Bathroom : Can sale the exisiting PC items?

You can try, but most likely get very little, if anything for it when new items are so cheap these days. I suppose if you're changing it, it can't be too new, and a…

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JB1
May 22, 2014 7:08 pm
magoo
magoo
22 May 2014

Any Info on the Oxford by Rendition

Any Info on the Oxford by Rendition

We were also custom with rendition, several years ago now and costs per square meter including garage, porch, alfresco and balcony was around $1430. Was a double storey…

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magoo
May 22, 2014 5:18 pm
snowing
snowing
22 May 2014

Wallpaper ripped out prematurely

Wallpaper ripped out prematurely

That doesn't look like rendered to me.. and it looks more like a DIY job. The white stuff you see there is clue for sticking wallpaper. I would question the builder on…

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snowing
May 22, 2014 6:42 am
snowing
snowing
22 May 2014

Is this normal? Framing stage quality of Plantation Homes

Is this normal? Framing stage quality of Plantation Homes

While I do agree with others on asking questions, I think you better be warned that sometimes site supervisors are working on their preferences. They might say something…

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snowing
May 22, 2014 6:37 am
waxinggibbous
waxinggibbous
21 May 2014

Generator vs Welder

Generator vs Welder

Stewie - I've just returned from my land and was pleased to find the generator has 15amp sockets. :D So I think I might go for the Rossi. I notice yours is an Arc/Tig.…

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waxinggibbous
May 21, 2014 4:49 pm
waxinggibbous
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 May 2014

Bricks, cladding, sheeting, foam are these all real options?

Bricks, cladding, sheeting, foam are these all real options?

Possibly St M. but more like misinformation and a lack of acceptance of newer ( OK I know poly has ben around as cladding for 30-40 years ) building materials by everybody…

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Stewie D
May 20, 2014 9:10 am
raypavri
raypavri
19 May 2014

Wet sandstone base

Wet sandstone base

Can you recommend some contractors who can assist with work like this? regards Ray

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raypavri
May 19, 2014 5:04 pm
qebtel
qebtel
19 May 2014

Efficient toilets - not enough water problem :(

Efficient toilets - not enough water problem :(

Ive installed one of those Suites. they are a good toilet and work well. So its definitely the water level. Anyone can easily set the float level (its the device on the…

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qebtel
May 19, 2014 2:30 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 May 2014

Insect bugging me

Insect bugging me

I've never heard of them being dangerous to humans. Annoying maybe. We get a regular 12 month house spray and that seems to clear up any problems. But - I wouldn't go…

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Saint Mike
May 19, 2014 10:12 am
Saint Mike
Marimba83
Marimba83
18 May 2014

Wet areas - Villaboard or Water resistant plasterboard?

Wet areas - Villaboard or Water resistant plasterboard?

well 'Shower Plug' has a 10 year warranty so If you paint that on at leased every 10-15 years(!) on…

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Marimba83
May 18, 2014 10:42 pm
mgilla
mgilla
18 May 2014

Wet Gyprock

Wet Gyprock

A short light rain followed by sunshine shouldnt affect the p/board much. but prolonged rain? Ive seen p/board when its been drenched and is…

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mgilla
May 18, 2014 11:03 am
trixee
trixee
18 May 2014

Reno/build spreadsheet

Reno/build spreadsheet

I haven't found any on the web that have actually helped to be honest. The most useful one I have is one a friend sent me to keep track of light fittings. I'm starting to…

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trixee
May 18, 2014 2:46 am
trixee
bpratt
bpratt
17 May 2014

Quoting

Quoting

The licenced trades roofer that came to me with a quote and was due to start on it over a week ago, finally turned up last week and has told me he didn't know I wanted…

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bpratt
May 18, 2014 12:32 am
KB_PETERS
KB_PETERS
17 May 2014

Austral Bricks Hawksburn

Austral Bricks Hawksburn

Hi all, my wife and I have decided to build with the HAWKSBURN brick from AUSTRAL BRICKS but just need some inspiration choosing the rest of the…

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KB_PETERS
May 17, 2014 9:08 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
17 May 2014

How to clean chrome without damaging surface?

How to clean chrome without damaging surface?

No worries :) I've head that chrome is quite soft so don't use any abrasive cleaners and chrome will keep looking good as long as it's kept clean from dirt etc.

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HomeAngels
May 17, 2014 9:06 pm
HomeAngels
qebtel
qebtel
17 May 2014

Development approval Brisbane

Development approval Brisbane

Hi We are in a bit of a bind - we have recently built a carport over our existing driveway (have relaxation approval from brisbane council).…

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qebtel
May 17, 2014 2:50 pm
mightyirvs
mightyirvs
16 May 2014

Plumbing

Plumbing

Yes, I think that is the case Beetaloo. How did you sort this problem?

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mightyirvs
May 16, 2014 10:51 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
15 May 2014

4 years post build - have discovered faulty RCDs

4 years post build - have discovered faulty RCDs

Great to hear your builder is cooperating. Good luck keep us posted

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Crazyk
May 15, 2014 9:29 pm
Crazyk
bashworth
bashworth
15 May 2014

Preparation of Plans Agreement (PPA)

Preparation of Plans Agreement (PPA)

Yes, the deposit does comes of the final project cost.

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bashworth
May 15, 2014 5:37 pm
bashworth
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 May 2014

Is it okay to pass waste pipe through footings?

Is it okay to pass waste pipe through footings?

Is the floor a suspended timber frame ie floor sheeting over timber floor joists & bearers and brick veneer walls on strip footings ? If it is, how much room is there…

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Stewie D
May 15, 2014 12:31 pm
1rocky
1rocky
15 May 2014

Which essastone in bathroom?

Which essastone in bathroom?

love your selections and the idea of essastone i would put some samples of essa stone in and see how they go looking at the essastone site some colors that might go …

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1rocky
May 15, 2014 9:34 am
unrealhome
unrealhome
14 May 2014

PGH Gledswood Blend

PGH Gledswood Blend

HomeOner's .. Just wondering if anyone has built with PGH's Gledswood Blend? http://www.pghbricks.com.au/Bricks/Show_230.aspx

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unrealhome
May 14, 2014 3:43 pm
unrealhome
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
14 May 2014

Underground pipe problem

Underground pipe problem

Nowhere near enough information, for example, no details about the type of foundation or age of property. It is also very hard for people in Australia to be giving advice…

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SaveH2O
May 14, 2014 2:59 pm
SaveH2O
dragonchild
dragonchild
14 May 2014

Land titling -how long?

Land titling -how long?

Mine was 15 months from contract exchange - just shy of 16 months from when they started selling blocks in that release. It was delayed about 6 months from the original…

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dragonchild
May 14, 2014 1:02 pm
dragonchild

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