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Althom
Althom
14 December 2013

Door Latch - Normal?

Door Latch - Normal?

Talk to your builder, one of his tradies is a thief

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Althom
Dec 14, 2013 9:48 am
Althom
Team PD
Team PD
14 December 2013

New Porter Davis Display Centre - Craigieburn

New Porter Davis Display Centre - Craigieburn

This weekend we have an all new display centre opening at Highlands in Craigieburn. Highlands is a must visit area as this booming suburb has everything at its doorstep. …

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Team PD
Dec 14, 2013 8:24 am
Team PD
wakudoki
wakudoki
14 December 2013

Carport - how close to boundary? QLD

Carport - how close to boundary? QLD

Bashworth is correct I've just built on a corner block with the garage in the same position as you are planning. My council in WA allowed 9m length hard up against the…

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wakudoki
Dec 14, 2013 7:53 am
savewater2010
savewater2010
13 December 2013

Marriott Waters release --> Info / update center

Marriott Waters release --> Info / update center
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Who else here is sick of the tip trucks that speed through our estate to avoid the congested roads and knock over keep left signs and spill out clean fill onto the roads. …

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savewater2010
Dec 13, 2013 3:23 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
13 December 2013

Anyone visited the display homes after opening hours?

Anyone visited the display homes after opening hours?

We did an evening visit to the display with Porter Davis, the sales person was more than happy to arrange it. There was a panel of light switches hidden away to control…

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Lurgen
Dec 13, 2013 9:11 am
Lurgen
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
11 December 2013

Has anyone heard of or have the Della Vita Tiles?

Has anyone heard of or have the Della Vita Tiles?

Can you find out which tile company they use? Then you can just go in and say your building with blah blah and we have the Della vita range, can you show me which tiles…

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xxkatxx
Dec 11, 2013 10:00 am
B STAR
B STAR
10 December 2013

Post Completion Plumbing Problem

Post Completion Plumbing Problem

THey should be cleaning everything and starting from scratch. The plumbers should be more specific and sya why its faulty. I bet though its leaking from due to the seat…

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B STAR
Dec 10, 2013 2:30 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
10 December 2013

Got Building permit - what does this mean?

Got Building permit - what does this mean?

The energy rating report (thermal assessment) is a part of the documentation required to be submitted as a part of the Building Application. Sounds to me that the tree…

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ausdesign
Dec 10, 2013 12:36 pm
ausdesign
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 December 2013

Reder

Reder

Alternatives - what are your bricks like ? …

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Saint Mike
Dec 09, 2013 7:24 am
Saint Mike
qebtel
qebtel
5 December 2013

replacement of one rafter

replacement of one rafter

Sadly all too common in the building industry qebtel. I've seen far worse too like the idiot AC installer who cut through chords of five trusses…

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qebtel
Dec 05, 2013 1:26 pm
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MartinSmith
Dec 05, 2013 6:04 am
MartinSmith
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Sunshine2013
Dec 04, 2013 9:33 pm
Sunshine2013
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
4 December 2013

Pink Sono Batts Soundproofing batts

Pink Sono Batts Soundproofing batts

Thanks for the response Stewie :D The wall isn't huge. It's 4840mm x 2700mm high.

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HomeAngels
Dec 04, 2013 6:48 pm
HomeAngels
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 December 2013

Townhouse development

Townhouse development

I don't have a clue but if I was in your shoes I'd have a chat to your accountant. He/she may have some other suggestions too about how to minimise your exposure to tax…

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Stewie D
Dec 04, 2013 5:56 am
webjockey
webjockey
3 December 2013

Please review my floor plan

Please review my floor plan

Heres to the link to new sketch from architect with changes discussed in last 2 days. https://www.dropbox.com/s/natc4ly37jli66m/newsketch.jpg I guess I can take at…

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webjockey
Dec 03, 2013 8:30 pm
Lourance
Lourance
3 December 2013

Best Use of Easement Land

Best Use of Easement Land

Depends on what type of easement but generally yes. All you need to do is apply for a permit with the relevant authority (ie sewage - water board etc), but if they need…

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Lourance
Dec 03, 2013 8:29 pm
trixee
trixee
3 December 2013

Orientation Question

Orientation Question

I've got a block that has the rear yard facing NE and am getting a custom design through an architect, who is pretty confident that the design will achieve a 9 star…

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trixee
Dec 02, 2013 11:50 pm
trixee
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
2 December 2013

Favourite WA suppliers

Favourite WA suppliers

I'm NOR so only really been around here but for tiles I'd go to European ceramics in Osborne Park, their real prices are much cheaper than what is on the tiles. There are…

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xxkatxx
Dec 02, 2013 6:32 pm
FairmontSAcustom
FairmontSAcustom
2 December 2013

Concrete slab question

Concrete slab question

Thanks adgn, I did wonder if they were levelling the floor. Thanks for giving me the specific term, I will google it :) On the weekend I further noted that they have…

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FairmontSAcustom
Dec 02, 2013 9:13 am
qebtel
qebtel
2 December 2013

Site boundaries

Site boundaries

And you should read these…

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qebtel
Dec 02, 2013 7:29 am
bashworth
bashworth
1 December 2013

Cantilevered staircase

Cantilevered staircase

Anything from 10 to 50 times as much as a traditional staircase depending on what you really want. The stairs at this link (

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bashworth
Dec 01, 2013 6:51 am
bashworth

Hi You could set it up against a wall and use a tape measure and straight edge to get the…

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toecutter
Nov 30, 2013 5:00 pm

Hi i cannot help with a business that has these but you could get a sheet metal business to bend a couple up for you. toe *edit: it wouldnt be hard to make them…

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toecutter
Nov 30, 2013 4:50 pm
Keef Wivaneff
Keef Wivaneff
29 November 2013

solar powered house??????

solar powered house??????
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Well...it took a long time but SunCube is TOTALLY BUSTED Just a gigantic SCAM. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgJlMwEoO6c

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Keef Wivaneff
Nov 29, 2013 11:50 am
qebtel
qebtel
29 November 2013

Anyone bought from bestsheds.com.au?

Anyone bought from bestsheds.com.au?

The frame looks identical to one I bought from http://www.cheapsheds.com.au via Ebay. IF its the same one, its a Spanbuilt Shed. They are about the cheapest around, and it…

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qebtel
Nov 29, 2013 11:24 am
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
29 November 2013

Cladding: Vinyl vs fibre cement vs ?

Cladding: Vinyl vs fibre cement vs ?

Why not weatherboard for the top story? They have nice profiles. I think cement looks horrible. It has no endearing qualities at all to me.

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mynameisjonas
Nov 29, 2013 9:50 am
wakudoki
wakudoki
28 November 2013

What's on the brick?

What's on the brick?

How bout just paint? Looks to be the same colour as the adjacent wall?

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wakudoki
Nov 28, 2013 10:50 pm
JackT
JackT
28 November 2013

Exterior colour advice

Exterior colour advice

Hello vinovanessa, White is always good but if you can post some images then we will give you better advice according to your home.

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JackT
Nov 28, 2013 10:22 pm
JackT
JackT
JackT
28 November 2013

Ceilings

Ceilings

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JackT
Nov 28, 2013 10:10 pm
JackT
JackT
JackT
28 November 2013

Building New Home

Building New Home

Hello Delboy, It is depend on your contract. an item The builder is obliged to carry out or not

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JackT
Nov 28, 2013 10:06 pm
JackT
JackT
JackT
28 November 2013

approval for existing deck

approval for existing deck

Hello Jeremy_77, Approval comes from a council admin. you have no choice or other way to approved.

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JackT
Nov 28, 2013 9:58 pm
JackT
B STAR
B STAR
27 November 2013

plaster has yellow patches - normal?

plaster has yellow patches - normal?

Could it be that the first coat is a different colour to the topcoat and once the sanding has been done you can see patches of the first coat…

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B STAR
Nov 27, 2013 11:28 am
Bek21w
Bek21w
26 November 2013

Building in Hunter Region with Coral Homes

Building in Hunter Region with Coral Homes

So an update.....we have just paid to have a floor plan and tender drawn up for a double storey (Bronte 40 - with changes). After seeing the final plan plotted on our land…

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Bek21w
Nov 26, 2013 9:58 pm
travelbug
travelbug
26 November 2013

1930s wool carpet: worried about asbestos underneath

1930s wool carpet: worried about asbestos underneath

I didn't realise you didn't know there was asbestos in underlay so assumed you were asking regarding the "I'm…

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travelbug
Nov 26, 2013 4:07 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 November 2013

Progress payment issues

Progress payment issues

I'd be worried about a builder who needs such a small amount of money. We're talking 5% !!! Does he work on a job to job basis ?

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Saint Mike
Nov 24, 2013 5:54 pm
Saint Mike
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Dispute with builder over increase to contract price.

Dispute with builder over increase to contract price.

Sometimes it is best to begin with the view that not all contractors or builders are bad. Ask questions but begin with some faith. cheers

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 5:33 pm
leighton
wasabi
wasabi
24 November 2013

3 Level Floor plans ?

3 Level Floor plans ?

thank you i will…

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wasabi
Nov 24, 2013 5:28 pm
wasabi
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Contract Q's

Contract Q's

Best to get a solicitor to read it. Try and work with your builder, though. cheers

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 5:21 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Kitchen rangehood external vent not installed

Kitchen rangehood external vent not installed
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I think you will find that they do have to do it, missed or not. I did one of these jobs myself and it only took about an hour. This depends of course on how exactly one…

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 5:20 pm
leighton
deak
deak
24 November 2013

BOUTIQUE post build support

BOUTIQUE post build support

Hi all, PADAMS2012 thanks for the update on your house after 1 year. Good to know about the water tap at the front because we noticed our one is a little bit bent and…

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deak
Nov 24, 2013 11:27 am
qebtel
qebtel
23 November 2013

How to get person who built slapdash fence to fix it?

How to get person who built slapdash fence to fix it?

fence that has been built by someone with questionable renovating knowledge.? I don't want to go into too much detail about how this came…

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qebtel
Nov 23, 2013 8:38 pm
Travb81
Travb81
23 November 2013

House roof creaking and floor cracks/gaps.

House roof creaking and floor cracks/gaps.

Interested to know how you get on. And good advice re an independent party, I was going to get a couple underpinning subbys to have a look at my issue HD

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Travb81
Nov 23, 2013 6:57 pm
Art
Art
22 November 2013

Online council DA approval websites

Online council DA approval websites

Thanks guys. Re costs: it's definitely something I have noticed too. Initial DA comes in without a builder listed, at say, 400k, but then when they submit the CC a few…

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Art
Nov 22, 2013 8:22 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 November 2013

double brick vs brick veneer R2.0 insulation.

double brick vs brick veneer R2.0 insulation.

Good choice lalabk, you've done your homework. Good luck with the build. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 21, 2013 6:52 pm
oncewerefurriers
oncewerefurriers
20 November 2013

Dulux Acratex Coventry Course Render Colour Too Dark

Dulux Acratex Coventry Course Render Colour Too Dark

It shouldn't be too much of a problem. You can get a different colour topcoat. Just make sure it is Dulux 955 Acrashield. This is similar to a paint coat (applied by…

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oncewerefurriers
Nov 20, 2013 8:09 pm
AiryFairy
AiryFairy
20 November 2013

Land registered?

Land registered?

Thanks Robbie. That looks promising Will dig out the required numbers tomorrow :D

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AiryFairy
Nov 19, 2013 11:15 pm
bradster181
bradster181
19 November 2013

Bamboo Flooring near Wet Areas

Bamboo Flooring near Wet Areas

We have done so also, it's all laid and ready to go but we do not move in until Friday to see how it stands up to real world living. Absolutely love the look and feel…

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bradster181
Nov 19, 2013 1:39 pm
bradster181
kez+pete
kez+pete
18 November 2013

BAL 12.5 NSW

BAL 12.5 NSW

Thank you so much for your replies. I am hoping that they will get back to us with a firm price this week. I will post it when I get it. Thanks again! :)

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kez+pete
Nov 18, 2013 5:04 pm
kez+pete

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