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ChristinaG_310
ChristinaG_310
12 March 2014

Anyone building Metricon Whittaker or Henderson

Anyone building Metricon Whittaker or Henderson

Hi, We just purchased a land. We are looking at the following designs: Metricon Whittaker 41 or Henderson 42.…

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ChristinaG_310
Mar 12, 2014 8:35 pm
ChristinaG_310
mannyww5
mannyww5
12 March 2014

Patio area concreting

Patio area concreting

Where in Brisbane are you (suburb)?

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mannyww5
Mar 12, 2014 6:29 pm
travelbug
travelbug
12 March 2014

Party wall

Party wall

You need a fire rated wall. Usually a 2 hr rating. You can do this by splitting the house in 2 and building a hebel block or brick wall from the gound (or slab) to the…

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travelbug
Mar 12, 2014 6:20 pm
qebtel
qebtel
12 March 2014

Renovators delight.

Renovators delight.
1, 2, 3

A shining example of the stupidity of modern bureaucracy. there is nothing to save, its a wood pile. If I were the owner, id pop over and scuttle the last few posts…

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qebtel
Mar 12, 2014 10:13 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 March 2014

Instant Hot Water System (HWS) - not so instant?

Instant Hot Water System (HWS) - not so instant?

A logical solution TSC and one I've done myself. I know you can buy cheap diverter flaps for waste pipes that would be a classier solution ( forum member SaveH2O has one…

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Stewie D
Mar 09, 2014 2:02 pm
-b1
-b1
9 March 2014

Extending NSW Stamp Duty Rebate Time Period on Vacant Land

Extending NSW Stamp Duty Rebate Time Period on Vacant Land

Is this the new home grant? You've got three months from date of contract to lodge your application for the grant. If it's after the three months, then OSR have a…

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-b1
Mar 09, 2014 11:28 am
-b1
-b1
9 March 2014

Land Title

Land Title

Assuming that you're buying new land with subdivision plans lodged with the titles office. The contract would be conditional on approval of he plans and you usually have 2…

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-b1
Mar 09, 2014 8:12 am
-b1
-b1
9 March 2014

Putting more money on land once deposit has been paid

Putting more money on land once deposit has been paid

The 10% deposit specified in the contract for sale of land (unless agreed to be changed to a lesser amount, commonly 5%) is the 'minimum' deposit payable. There's…

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-b1
Mar 09, 2014 7:52 am
Lourance
Lourance
7 March 2014

Fixed rate lock in question

Fixed rate lock in question

Can always ask but think of it this way. If the rate went up would be happy for the bank to increase your rate without you permission, hense why its a contract. But…

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Lourance
Mar 07, 2014 9:46 pm
tonylin3
tonylin3
7 March 2014

Recommend Drafter in Sydney area

Recommend Drafter in Sydney area

Hi We have recently purchased a small house near Chatswood in Sydney and thinking of doing extension. Can anyone recommend a drafter in the Sydney area that have good…

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tonylin3
Mar 07, 2014 9:11 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 March 2014

Tiling dilemma

Tiling dilemma

That will depend on your slab and how well the concreters got it level. If they have done a good job and only has the occasional dip of 5 - 10mm then gluing direct to the…

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Stewie D
Mar 06, 2014 4:46 pm
Trenchman
Trenchman
6 March 2014

Building in Bridgetown WA

Building in Bridgetown WA

Can anyone recommend a small local builder around Bridgetown? We are 60 yrs old and thinking of moving to Bridgetown. Want to build a timber framed home partly because my…

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Trenchman
Mar 06, 2014 10:36 am
Trenchman
oldchippy
oldchippy
5 March 2014

Roof Truss supported by 3 walls?

Roof Truss supported by 3 walls?

Nothing,provided its engineered that way. Roof trusses are designed with cambers and other characteristics for specific loadings etc. eg.you couldn't put a tile roof on a…

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oldchippy
Mar 05, 2014 7:18 pm
KB_PETERS
KB_PETERS
4 March 2014

Rendered Hebel vs Unrendered Brick Approx Price Difference

Rendered Hebel vs Unrendered Brick Approx Price Difference

hi there, not sure about the total wall area all up but the house is 20.6m long and 12.3m wide and is approx 24 square (single story). The hebel would be external only. I…

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KB_PETERS
Mar 04, 2014 5:36 pm
qebtel
qebtel
4 March 2014

consumer affairs case?

consumer affairs case?

Your very first action on the Monday 17th, ie finding he had a number consumer affairs complains against him, should have been a decisive factor in not going further.…

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qebtel
Mar 04, 2014 12:50 pm
wood bang
wood bang
4 March 2014

Cost to install a damp course

Cost to install a damp course

You may need to do a polymer injection system Cost ranges from $10k depending on the overall area

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wood bang
Mar 04, 2014 9:39 am
wood bang
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 March 2014

Black brick build?????

Black brick build?????
1, 2

I have to agree with some of the comments above. While some of these homes do indeed look quite stunning with combos of light and dark brick/render plus well thought out…

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Stewie D
Mar 04, 2014 7:37 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 March 2014

Advice on ?mould problem

Advice on ?mould problem

Is there decent insulation in the walls and ceiling ? Algae and fungus grow where condensation forms on inside surfaces as a result of the temperature difference between (…

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Stewie D
Mar 04, 2014 7:25 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 March 2014

Earthworks - to level or not to level the block?

Earthworks - to level or not to level the block?

It will depend a lot on whether you intend to have formally landscaped backyard with lush plants, waterfalls etc and minimal lawn. Stepped landscaping can look very nice…

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Stewie D
Mar 03, 2014 8:51 am
vdboom
vdboom
2 March 2014

Custom furniture - banquette seating (breakfast nook)

Custom furniture - banquette seating (breakfast nook)

Hi Jerry28 - how did you go with finding a builder to build your banquette seat? I'm also looking for someone in Melbourne. Thanks. Hi…

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vdboom
Mar 02, 2014 10:35 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
2 March 2014

The Biscay display home Laminex cupboard colours

The Biscay display home Laminex cupboard colours

Woohoooo! ! :) always worth the drive if you get your answer :)

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xxkatxx
Mar 02, 2014 10:28 pm
qebtel
qebtel
2 March 2014

Advice needed asap

Advice needed asap

How could an alarm system be commissioned for 10 years if no payment has been made in that time? Id say someone at the Alarm Co has stuffed up and is trying it on with…

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qebtel
Mar 02, 2014 11:18 am
Liliana
Liliana
1 March 2014

Final Inspection ... Need Building Inspector and Engineer

Final Inspection ... Need Building Inspector and Engineer

Hi Agape, I'm sure that BuildingExpert on here would service that area. I can recommend him based on my experience.

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Liliana
Mar 01, 2014 6:52 pm
Lex
Lex
1 March 2014

Withdrawing from a house and land package deal

Withdrawing from a house and land package deal

... It has been 7 months since we signed the contract for the purchase of the land a contract and the contract specifies that a building contract…

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Lex
Mar 01, 2014 9:40 am
Lex
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
28 February 2014

Help, I remember a floorplan but can't remember the builder.

Help, I remember a floorplan but can't remember the builder.

Thanks lila rose. I've been racking my brains all day and have jumped on to a few of the big builders websites to go through floor plans whilst I'm at work. The display…

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PolkaDots
Feb 28, 2014 1:40 pm
nectar
nectar
28 February 2014

I'm over it.

I'm over it.

We so hear you, after paying the deposit in mid 2013 we are not out of the ground yet. Instead we are in tribunal trying to sort out the builders massive deliberate…

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nectar
Feb 28, 2014 11:50 am
mat_hsv
mat_hsv
28 February 2014

questions regarding roof joists?

questions regarding roof joists?

APPROXIMATE SPAN DETAILS (F7 Treated Pine) Pergola Beam (F7) Lightweight Sheet roofing only To support F7 Kiln Dried Treated Pine Rafters @ 600mm spacing Maximum Roof /…

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mat_hsv
Feb 28, 2014 10:25 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 February 2014

Any help on copyright - much appreciated

Any help on copyright - much appreciated

Here is a thread on much the same. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=67883 Download and read the pdf I link to. Stewie

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Stewie D
Feb 27, 2014 1:29 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
27 February 2014

how do marble tiles fair?

how do marble tiles fair?

I know of a an very experienced tiler, who on a job I was working on, was to tile with marble, the concrete columns and walls to 1500 high, inside an old solid brick 3…

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oldchippy
Feb 27, 2014 9:18 am
ads-005
ads-005
26 February 2014

External Wall cladding Light weight Kooltherm K5

External Wall cladding Light weight Kooltherm K5

Has anyone used or know of the Kooltherm K5 External Wall board as a light weight cladding. Its a kingspan product. Appreciate any advise on this product. The R value…

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ads-005
Feb 26, 2014 7:19 pm
joannek
joannek
26 February 2014

There's an app for that....

There's an app for that....

Not building apps but I do love pinterest and houzz apps for ideas. I've heard the archicentre is a great website but I don't know if they have an app. Personally…

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joannek
Feb 26, 2014 6:25 pm
jez07
jez07
26 February 2014

Bucket Piers

Bucket Piers

Hi All, quick update. The bucket piers were carried out and in terms of dollar value, we appear to be better off. The tender have allowed for 95lM of screw piers -…

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jez07
Feb 26, 2014 3:00 pm
hash_nanay
hash_nanay
26 February 2014

Gap between retaining wall and neighbour's house

Gap between retaining wall and neighbour's house

We are also building in Berwick and there is a small area that is proposed to apply mulch. http://mydreamhouse4u.blogspot.com.au/p ... -plan.html I've done bit of…

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hash_nanay
Feb 26, 2014 12:44 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
25 February 2014

Unused powerpoint

Unused powerpoint

Could be asking for serious trouble leaving it hidden behind board. Imagine if down the track someone drills a hole for some reason..... right into the power point...... …

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How Hard Can it Be
Feb 25, 2014 5:36 pm
MarkQLD
MarkQLD
24 February 2014

Ridge Capping opening, tin roof, do I seal?

Ridge Capping opening, tin roof, do I seal?

There are no other large gaps I can see, and the roof breathes well through the loose-fitting ridge cap.

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MarkQLD
Feb 24, 2014 10:01 pm
wakudoki
wakudoki
23 February 2014

Design/Drafting Services in the Mandurah Area

Design/Drafting Services in the Mandurah Area

For a budget of 250-270k you will be spending a lot that on an architect designing your 'solar passive' home. That sort of money could go towards solar panels, premium…

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wakudoki
Feb 23, 2014 11:48 pm
B STAR
B STAR
23 February 2014

Do you have a hot water controller?

Do you have a hot water controller?
1, 2

Many people dont know how to use it. It is more efficient to set to say 42 degrees and not mix with cold. But the biggest advantage is for when u have kids. I set mine to…

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B STAR
Feb 23, 2014 9:21 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 February 2014

Please interpret my contract

Please interpret my contract

I am after some opinions on the meaning of the wording within in our contracted tender. I am asking 'fresh' eyes to give me their interpretation…

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SaveH2O
Feb 23, 2014 12:35 am
SaveH2O
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
22 February 2014

help

help

It wouldn't be hard for them to put in a d/w spot - with power. I'd keep the higher ceilings ... :)

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Saint Mike
Feb 22, 2014 4:30 pm
Saint Mike
Nugget18
Nugget18
21 February 2014

MJH display home at lochinvar

MJH display home at lochinvar

Has anybody been lucky enough to find out the splashback colour used in the kitchen at the MJH display home at Lochinvar? I've made a few calls to MJH and called Integral…

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Nugget18
Feb 21, 2014 10:02 pm
deluxes
deluxes
21 February 2014

POOL QUESTIONS

POOL QUESTIONS

Sure is. There are big metal gates on the bridge entrance, which mostly stay open on weekdays/nights. They do shut them on the weekends sometimes. But, you can park at…

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deluxes
Feb 21, 2014 4:13 pm
deluxes
chrip
chrip
19 February 2014

Door bell

Door bell

hey guys I just finished building my house and now I need to install a door bell. The problem is, I have 2 very large 820 wide x 2340 high doors, around these doors i…

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chrip
Feb 19, 2014 1:27 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 February 2014

Basement garage

Basement garage

There is No easy answer to your question about viability as excavation will be only part of the cost. As for the ease of excavation I would expect that it would be more…

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bashworth
Feb 19, 2014 5:48 am
bashworth
PanRaptor
PanRaptor
18 February 2014

Near Maps

Near Maps

I forgot to mention, the most recent photo on Nearmaps is from the 10th of Jan 2014.

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PanRaptor
Feb 18, 2014 12:43 pm
PanRaptor
nickmilne
nickmilne
17 February 2014

Pool Building in Inner West Melbourne

Pool Building in Inner West Melbourne

We are wanting to put in an in ground pool in the inner western suburbs of Melbourne. I know we have reactive clay soil, however, I am getting a lot of conflicting advice…

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nickmilne
Feb 17, 2014 1:06 pm
sogg
sogg
17 February 2014

Help with render

Help with render

Hi Guys, We are building a new home with Porter Davis and considering rendering the outside, when talking about the topic with my inlaws who have a fully rendered house,…

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sogg
Feb 17, 2014 11:05 am
apple88
apple88
17 February 2014

Agi drains

Agi drains

hi dumb question but are the agi pipe slots supposed to be at the top or bottom or side? thanks

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apple88
Feb 17, 2014 10:24 am

Hi All, I just New in this forum. I just bought my first home (Victoria) and live in there for around two weeks. The home built by Porter Davis in March 2009 and i like…

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Fherry
Feb 16, 2014 11:05 pm

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