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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
travelbug
travelbug
17 June 2013

Why are tiles labelled "outdoor use only"?

Why are tiles labelled "outdoor use only"?

Just a guess but maybe due to the waterproofing? Maybe they are porous? They must have a reason for puting it. Ask?

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travelbug
Jun 17, 2013 1:11 pm
Darcy27
Darcy27
16 June 2013

Etiquette regarding homes sales people?

Etiquette regarding homes sales people?

Thanks everyone. We are going to try someone new today. :D

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Darcy27
Jun 16, 2013 10:57 am
The How To Studio
The How To Studio
16 June 2013

No tiles under stairs? Is this normal?

No tiles under stairs? Is this normal?

This is probably a problem with the documentation. The ground floor plan should have been drawn with the lower part of the stairs shown and part of the under stair space…

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The How To Studio
Jun 16, 2013 9:52 am
The How To Studio
Wateman
Wateman
15 June 2013

Anyone here building/built a Townhome?

Anyone here building/built a Townhome?

Hi just wondering if anybody on here has built or is building a townhouse/townhome? Particularly off the plan ones by the likes of Burbank or AV Jennings etc? I'm…

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Wateman
Jun 15, 2013 11:00 pm
Wateman

Builders Warranty - Is 7 years enough?

Builders Warranty - Is 7 years enough?

Hello everybody, My hubby & I have found a house we really like built by henley homes, my concern is they only offer a 7 year warranty, I have…

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MichaelfromPakenham
Jun 15, 2013 10:01 pm
PTG
PTG
15 June 2013

Welcome to WA !

Welcome to WA !
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Just joined the forum. I'm in Bunbury. If anyone has any queries about pressed metal panels or their installation just let me know and I'll be glad to assist.

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PTG
Jun 15, 2013 5:12 pm
PTG
Jonka
Jonka
15 June 2013

Water Hammer

Water Hammer

Many thanks bashworth. Will try each suggestion starting with reducing flow. Fingers crossed.

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Jonka
Jun 15, 2013 11:22 am
The How To Studio
The How To Studio
15 June 2013

Site classification help

Site classification help

Although I think that the builder is probably the one to take notice of your problem is to make sure that you do not carry the risk. This then becomes a contractual matter…

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The How To Studio
Jun 15, 2013 10:43 am
The How To Studio
cjamum
cjamum
15 June 2013

McDonald Jones Lochinvar display home colours

McDonald Jones Lochinvar display home colours

I can't remember the name of the carpet that we wanted through…

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cjamum
Jun 15, 2013 10:33 am
cjamum
homeownerfinally
homeownerfinally
15 June 2013

Hot Water Issues with Henley House

Hot Water Issues with Henley House

I have had this issue with the hot and cold fluctuating. I discovered (after 12 months of complaining that the solar wasn't working) that the pump was not even plugged in…

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homeownerfinally
Jun 15, 2013 9:37 am
building-expert
building-expert
14 June 2013

Water seeping through brick wall

Water seeping through brick wall

Ed is right but you can reduce the problem by spraying brick wall with waterproofing compound (you can buy it at Bunnings) however you must deal with roof plumbing and…

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building-expert
Jun 14, 2013 11:54 pm
building-expert
pezz
pezz
14 June 2013

help with cost for electric meter to granny flat

help with cost for electric meter to granny flat

Utility companies will not install a second meter for a single lot. You will need to install your own sub-meter, and then read this and work out the costs to each…

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pezz
Jun 14, 2013 3:03 pm
pezz
Retrobyte
Retrobyte
14 June 2013

Removing humidity from the house

Removing humidity from the house

We have two Delonghi portable dehumidifiers and are totally sold on the idea. The very first night we used them we woke up the next morning to see no condensation at all…

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Retrobyte
Jun 14, 2013 11:00 am
Kempe
Kempe
13 June 2013

Electrician wantingpayment up front...?

Electrician wantingpayment up front...?

Don't pay for something you haven't got yet because if due to faulty workmanship you need to get him back you wont be able to, if he has been paid. There is also the…

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Kempe
Jun 14, 2013 12:26 am

Hi all, Looking at replacing the corrugated iron that was here when we first moved in to our new house. I want to replace it with some spotted gum or ash batten…

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mynameisjonas
Jun 14, 2013 12:15 am
bashworth
bashworth
13 June 2013

Stress on suspended slabs

Stress on suspended slabs

Point loads would be a person, or furniture, on the top of the slab. The maximum shear stress is at inside of the walls that support the slab The bottom of the slab is…

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bashworth
Jun 13, 2013 5:52 pm
bashworth
oncewerefurriers
oncewerefurriers
12 June 2013

Dulux Accrashield

Dulux Accrashield

We've gone for full external acrylic render (Dulux Accratex 951 Coventry Coarse) and asked about Accrashield 955 top coat. We've been given a provisional cost of $22m2…

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oncewerefurriers
Jun 13, 2013 12:11 am
hebel01
hebel01
12 June 2013

Hebel v's Brick - price

Hebel v's Brick - price

trust me brad you have to render it, atm im doing a 3 year project .. a retierment place with 300 small houses every single one gets rendered. porter davis homes use hebel…

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hebel01
Jun 12, 2013 4:03 pm
pezz
pezz
12 June 2013

Should master compensate me?

Should master compensate me?

What is the "IP Rating" of the light fittings? It should be mentioned on the box or instruction manual.

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pezz
Jun 12, 2013 4:00 pm
pezz
TerryAB
TerryAB
11 June 2013

Tree Root Damage to homes is not what it may seem

Tree Root Damage to homes is not what it may seem

A Sydney couple (very good friends of mine) has been thwarted by the Land & Enviro Court in NSW. A tree root is tearing their home apart, but court says it isn't. $200K…

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TerryAB
Jun 11, 2013 5:50 pm
deluxes
deluxes
10 June 2013

colourbond good neighbour fencing pricing SA

colourbond good neighbour fencing pricing SA

Happy to help guys :-) Sharing is caring! haha Also happy to recommend a good business as well! Cheers, Ally :D

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deluxes
Jun 10, 2013 10:55 pm
deluxes
delatite13
delatite13
10 June 2013

alfresco plaster ceiling cracking

alfresco plaster ceiling cracking

If it looks that bad at nite take some photos and send them to PD requesting that this be repaired to a proper standard. If it cannot be repaired then ask them to replace…

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delatite13
Jun 10, 2013 6:36 pm
delatite13
aware
aware
10 June 2013

Fence Extensions

Fence Extensions

Late response to an old thread, but I do not think a neighbour can refuse to have a fence brought up to the maximum height that council allows. If just one neighbour wants…

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aware
Jun 10, 2013 12:06 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 June 2013

Render

Render

Knowing where you live is a good start ! Brissie, Melb, Moscow ? Stewie

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Stewie D
Jun 10, 2013 8:48 am
clath
clath
9 June 2013

alfresco plaster ceiling cracking

alfresco plaster ceiling cracking

Is there anyone on Homeone with a Alfresco who built with Porter Davis ? have you had any issues with the ceiling? I built with Porter Davis 5 years ago. and included the…

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clath
Jun 09, 2013 6:42 pm
clath
tezzab
tezzab
9 June 2013

building material prices

building material prices

To get a budgeting price I check, http://buybuildingsupplies.com.au Don't know if their pricing beats a shop's " trade discount " price…

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tezzab
Jun 09, 2013 5:48 pm
tezzab
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 June 2013

Vote for "our house"

Vote for "our house"

Thank you everyone... Ed

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ECOECO
Jun 09, 2013 12:54 am
ECOECO
dreaman
dreaman
8 June 2013

BLUE BOARD OR MATRIX CLAD ON BRICKS???

BLUE BOARD OR MATRIX CLAD ON BRICKS???

Does anyone know if the cladding or blue board can be installed on a brick veneer wall? Im trying to avoid cement rendering incase we ever want to revert back to brick??

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dreaman
Jun 08, 2013 10:54 pm
scotty78
scotty78
8 June 2013

Sand Filter VS Sewage Treatment Plant Septic System?

Sand Filter VS Sewage Treatment Plant Septic System?

Hi there you might want to check with council if they have specific reqts on septic for your area. I'm putting in a envirocycle secondary treatment system due to council …

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scotty78
Jun 08, 2013 9:08 pm
waxinggibbous
waxinggibbous
8 June 2013

Generators

Generators

I am a self proclaimed electro-ignoramus and don't know a watt from a what and need to buy a generator. Some online research has thrown up a lot of variables: some ads…

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waxinggibbous
Jun 08, 2013 11:22 am
waxinggibbous
ponglong
ponglong
7 June 2013

Brick Pier movement and on an angle

Brick Pier movement and on an angle

Ok that's a lot more than I'd hoped but expected as much. I'll just share here what one builder I spoke to said (about the photos). He says he doesn't see an issue as…

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ponglong
Jun 07, 2013 8:12 pm
deluxes
deluxes
6 June 2013

Keeping houses updated

Keeping houses updated

No worries :-) Its a good thread and could raise some good ideas for people not looking to completely renovate, but just modernise a bit as you said. The tile paint works…

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deluxes
Jun 06, 2013 6:04 pm
deluxes

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