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shellby
shellby
21 January

Electrictians - getting power to the front of the block

Electrictians - getting power to the front of the block

We did, we have had power put to the front next to our driveway, with a powerpoint and light. We did this as the meter box is on the small side of our land with a driveway…

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shellby
Jan 21, 2017 10:28 pm
shellby
farah
farah
21 January

Painter & Decorator recommendation

Painter & Decorator recommendation

Hi, I need to paint a two-bedroom unit throughout including ceilings, walls, doors, and door jambs. Patch areas where required and fill cracks with no more gaps. Prepare…

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farah
Jan 21, 2017 12:57 pm
JB1
JB1
21 January

Builders warranty

Builders warranty

Got a photo? As stated above, It may be designed to have water in there.

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JB1
Jan 21, 2017 8:59 am
rian27
rian27
20 January

Significant Colour Difference of Rendering

Significant Colour Difference of Rendering

There is also a difference in color tone between wet and dry. White could appear as Grey when wet.

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rian27
Jan 20, 2017 4:16 am
rian27
KC16
KC16
19 January

Gyprock walls

Gyprock walls

I will investigate the skim. I have a builder here at present who may be able to do it unless anyone knows of someone in Brisbane who is a whizz at it?

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KC16
Jan 19, 2017 5:12 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 January

Doors

Doors

Re doors. I feel our ensuite toilet area etc can be a tad small. I feel ours could have been - maybe 30-50 cms wider. Also - the powder room - often forgotten - we…

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Saint Mike
Jan 19, 2017 9:11 am
Saint Mike
bkbourgeois
bkbourgeois
19 January

How was it working with a contractor?

How was it working with a contractor?

I'm doing a research assignment for a class project and I'm wondering if you could help me by answering this survey. It's short, 5 questions and is geared to people who…

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bkbourgeois
Jan 19, 2017 4:01 am
ausnix
ausnix
15 January

Lochaven Cranbourne West

Lochaven Cranbourne West

Hi all. Long time lurker first time poster. Is anyone building or about to build in the Lochaven estate in Cranbourne West. What experience have you had with your bank and…

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ausnix
Jan 15, 2017 7:18 pm
Orpheus
Orpheus
13 January

Elandra Homes

Elandra Homes

I am interested in elandra homes as well. The elanora design is very nice. @Orph Build thread: viewtopic.php?t=78328 Home Furniture: viewtopic.php?t=80551 Technology…

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Orpheus
Jan 13, 2017 6:45 am
Orpheus
jackkiek
jackkiek
11 January

concrete piers or screw steel piles?

concrete piers or screw steel piles?

Both are good but I would but I would like to suggest you to survey perfectly before deciding.

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jackkiek
Jan 11, 2017 1:31 am
jackkiek
jackkiek
11 January

H Slab - Screw Piles

H Slab - Screw Piles

Hey I am Jack Kiek and I am new this page.I am very glad to know about you topic and discussions and I have a lot of ideas after joining it.

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jackkiek
Jan 11, 2017 1:28 am

Hi I was passing by a makeup shop called mac and they had these panels with colorful lights behind them, I was wondering what are these usually called. Thanks

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ayyak
Jan 10, 2017 7:56 am
deeps
deeps
9 January

Walking in ceiling space of steel frame truss roof?

Walking in ceiling space of steel frame truss roof?

What an absolute pain! Surely they need to make roofspaces trafficable for future work/maintenance etc.

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deeps
Jan 09, 2017 11:35 am

PROVISIONAL SUM ALLOWANCES

PROVISIONAL SUM ALLOWANCES

I would like to think that most builders are ethical but the lure of big bucks can corrupt morals very quickly in some. Yes PS can be difficult and the client can easily…

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building-expert
Jan 08, 2017 11:53 pm
building-expert
Berek
Berek
5 January

Style of home

Style of home

You need to get the link to the picture (hosted elsewhere) and use the full editor when posting. It has the img or url button to insert the link.

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Berek
Jan 05, 2017 7:06 pm
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
5 January

Triton Super Jaws

Triton Super Jaws

G'day, Thank you for the User Manual. I had seen that but mine was an older model. A young man came to have a look to see what was wrong. I have to use a Screw Driver to…

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Perry the Pom
Jan 05, 2017 2:26 pm
Perry the Pom
vgolfoz
vgolfoz
4 January

Colorbond Sheets Melbourne

Colorbond Sheets Melbourne

Just wondering if anyone knows of suppliers of colorbond sheeting in Melbourne that are open? I only need a small quantity - 5 sheets of around 1500mm x 300mm in flat…

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vgolfoz
Jan 04, 2017 12:13 pm
qebtel
qebtel
3 January

How to deal with substandard electrical work

How to deal with substandard electrical work

Simply unbelievable! It would have taken less time to glue some plywood down onto the ceiling gyprock to screw the lighten betten to, instead of what he did. Im not a…

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qebtel
Jan 03, 2017 9:27 am

Just before painting a wall, I wiped it down with damp cloths to remove any dust, insects etc. Dust was mainly a problem near the bottom of the walls. I painted during…

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Beetaloo
Dec 28, 2016 5:24 pm
Beetaloo
rendan7979
rendan7979
24 December 2016

Council d/a Mittagong

Council d/a Mittagong

Hi guys we are building with Mcdonald jones in mittagong, our plans are with council has anyone had any experience with Wingercarabee council and how long did plans take to pass?

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rendan7979
Dec 24, 2016 6:12 am
jol0
jol0
22 December 2016

Recommend a cleaner- parramatta area

Recommend a cleaner- parramatta area

Cannot recommend a cleaner but can recommend the cleaning products they should use that are bleach free and safe to use. Call Juana at Nature Direct on 0488 345 620 for…

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jol0
Dec 22, 2016 2:59 pm
tjbu
tjbu
22 December 2016

Renovation - Is an early progress claim legal?

Renovation - Is an early progress claim legal?

Hi all, I'm more than half way through an extension with a builder. In the recent weeks, it's all becoming a bit tense due to poor workmanship delivered. So far we've…

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tjbu
Dec 22, 2016 1:43 pm
jhiace
jhiace
21 December 2016

Decking merbau vs ekodeck

Decking merbau vs ekodeck

I am in the same boat.. I did get told that BBQ oil splatter stains and doesn't come out of ekodeck which concerns me!

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jhiace
Dec 21, 2016 9:27 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
19 December 2016

NBN Not ready?

NBN Not ready?

i would get the conduit put in as there is always an option for cable as well. which is now part of the nbn

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Turtle1
Dec 19, 2016 12:31 pm
Turtle1
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Turtle1
Dec 19, 2016 12:30 pm
Turtle1
jstlearning
jstlearning
19 December 2016

ANTI-GLARE Wall wraps

ANTI-GLARE Wall wraps

Hi, :? What exactly is antiglare wall wrap? ie what is the difference between an ANTI-GLARE wall wrap & just a wall wrap? how does it work ? :?

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jstlearning
Dec 19, 2016 10:52 am
arcachon
arcachon
19 December 2016

Stanley Stud Finder

Stanley Stud Finder

When in doubt, throw it out.* (*normally applies to old items in the fridge)

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arcachon
Dec 19, 2016 10:11 am
arcachon
arcachon
19 December 2016

How flexible are the major home companies on materials?

How flexible are the major home companies on materials?

Doesn't necessarily have to be a boutique builder. You could take that design to many builders and ask if they have something similar that can be modified to suit. …

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arcachon
Dec 19, 2016 8:31 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
18 December 2016

Solar power rental

Solar power rental

Is it a "rent to own" offer? Or just plain rental? A 5kW system would cost about $5000 (roughly). So $155 per month, if you used your own money, would pay it off in 33…

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1960sModernistHome
Dec 18, 2016 11:00 am
1960sModernistHome
occxlr8ed
occxlr8ed
16 December 2016

Bathroom renovation + Addition: Preston Victoria

Bathroom renovation + Addition: Preston Victoria

I am looking to refresh a current main/ensuite bathroom, and also transform a current laundry into a second bathroom, and create a euro laundry or concealed laundry within…

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occxlr8ed
Dec 16, 2016 2:45 pm
mgilla
mgilla
12 December 2016

Issues with nail pops

Issues with nail pops

It depends on the ability of the person doing the repair. A competent painter should be able to blend in the patch without it being evident.

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mgilla
Dec 12, 2016 5:43 pm
Joker
Joker
12 December 2016

House splitting in half slowly HELP!!

House splitting in half slowly HELP!!

Any updates on your situation , hopefully some good news.

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Joker
Dec 12, 2016 12:19 pm
Harpies
Harpies
11 December 2016

Verandah Roof Upward Slope

Verandah Roof Upward Slope

The other thing about valley gutters (which is what you would have) is that if there is a hail storm and the valley fills with ice, the rain that comes after will flood…

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Harpies
Dec 11, 2016 3:22 pm
Allrisk
Allrisk
8 December 2016

Online Owner Builders Course

Online Owner Builders Course

Hi, this site lists quite a few options for owner-builder training courses : http://owner-builder.com.au/

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Allrisk
Dec 08, 2016 6:26 pm
Allrisk
oldchippy
oldchippy
7 December 2016

How to establish post heights with a laser level.

How to establish post heights with a laser level.

Every post or stump must have 100-150mm of concrete under it. In your situation where you have a number of posts and you want the tops to all be level and you want to do…

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oldchippy
Dec 07, 2016 5:09 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
6 December 2016

Raised ceiling throughout or raked ceiling in open plan area

Raised ceiling throughout or raked ceiling in open plan area

We compromised and instead of having fully raked for the whole area, we have had drawings done for part raked (the alfresco and dining along the West side), then the rest…

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First_Timer_Ray
Dec 06, 2016 2:56 pm
First_Timer_Ray
COLORBOND(R) steel
COLORBOND(R) steel
6 December 2016

boundary fence question

boundary fence question

It does sound expensive. We would suggest contacting either LYSAGHT or Dunn & Farrugia for comparative quotes Regards, Peter (COLORBOND® steel)

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COLORBOND(R) steel
Dec 06, 2016 1:20 pm
COLORBOND(R) steel
building-expert
building-expert
4 December 2016

Even simple dilapidation inspection can turn into drama!

Even simple dilapidation inspection can turn into drama!

This week I was engaged for dilapidation inspection and report on a older dwelling that was next to major domestic development. Owners wisely decided that the condition of…

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building-expert
Dec 04, 2016 7:03 am
building-expert
tr35ka
tr35ka
4 December 2016

Loan advice

Loan advice

Hi! Our deposits paid counted towards our deposit. With ours we had to have 10% of the total loan amount. We were lucky that our valuation came in higher than purchase…

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tr35ka
Dec 04, 2016 7:01 am
Stovey
Stovey
4 December 2016

Painting pine wood fascias and bargeboards

Painting pine wood fascias and bargeboards

Am building a skillion roofed pine timber frame and hardie clad house on stumps in Augusta WA ...was wanting to know if the blue primed pine barge and fascia boards ( H3…

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Stovey
Dec 04, 2016 12:06 am
SteveHow
SteveHow
3 December 2016

Carport construction help (Getting Started)

Carport construction help (Getting Started)

Sorry for the late reply. I got side tracked with another important task. Thanks everyone for responding and helpful advice. Just in the way of an update.......I…

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SteveHow
Dec 03, 2016 4:02 pm


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