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Engineer
Engineer
6 February

Demolition questions

Demolition questions

There should be no reason for the original structural engineer not to take your calls. In fact they are key to this as they "own" the design of the slab and carry PL for…

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Engineer
Feb 06, 2019 10:35 am
Engineer

Bracing plans

Bracing plans

Yes, The wind bracing & connections should be greater for lighter and less stiff materials, I suggest you get your engineer to also check wind loading, Foundation…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 06, 2019 8:42 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Somanywhites
Somanywhites
5 February

Another question about whites

Another question about whites

We have had warm yellow with darker yellow trim in living areas for too many years. Now replacing cedar blinds with white shutters and repainting kitchen, dining, lounge…

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Somanywhites
Feb 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Joker
Joker
5 February

Irban edge worst

Irban edge worst

he said saleman was ruid and preaching ,not that their building standards were crap, sounds very believable that a frustated saleman takes it out on whoever is around.

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Joker
Feb 05, 2019 2:33 pm
gogo65
gogo65
5 February

Urban edge homes positive post taken down.

Urban edge homes positive post taken down.

Funnily enough I reported a post, where someone was extremely rude to me, and Ive heard nothing from Home one and no action taken on the post.

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gogo65
Feb 05, 2019 11:35 am
gogo65
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
5 February

Provisional Sums

Provisional Sums

Cheers, I am happy with Darbecca Qld. Thanks.

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sweetswisssteel
Feb 05, 2019 11:03 am
arodc
arodc
4 February

Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?

Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?

That's my reason for trying to understand a bit more about it. Ideally the pipe isn't actually in use anymore and I can rip it up. Agree it's not ideal to plant over it if…

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arodc
Feb 04, 2019 3:44 pm
squidofman
squidofman
3 February

Fairman homes, Canberra

Fairman homes, Canberra

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with Fairman homes in Canberra? Have been in touch regarding a property they're building in Throsby and selling through…

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squidofman
Feb 03, 2019 6:32 pm
kks
kks
3 February

Drainage issue side of house

Drainage issue side of house

Lol! Know exactly what you mean!!!!!!

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kks
Feb 03, 2019 6:01 pm
maggy
maggy
3 February

Building with Allworth-cdc approval

Building with Allworth-cdc approval

Hi there, we are planning to build with Allworth home - Viva plan. How did your journey with them go? Can you please share your experience?

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maggy
Feb 03, 2019 10:57 am
Lilac
Lilac
3 February

Blue Feature Wall recommendations - Kids bedroom

Blue Feature Wall recommendations - Kids bedroom

Hi I need to choose a feature wall colour and wanting a really nice deep blue (Navy). It’s for both my son’s bedrooms and all other walls are in Dulux Tranquil…

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Lilac
Feb 03, 2019 9:45 am
James Brown
James Brown
2 February

Gutter colour

Gutter colour

Gutter Color always should be dark colors because it is suitable for gutter. If you use light color then after sometime it looks dirty.

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James Brown
Feb 02, 2019 6:40 pm
random101
random101
1 February

Should draftsman pay for amendment?

Should draftsman pay for amendment?

I didn’t ask, but he made the changes and paid for the amendment himself. Said it was there stuff up so we’re happy to do it. It’s a small guesture but made a big…

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random101
Feb 01, 2019 10:47 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
31 January

Plumbing pipes to plan

Plumbing pipes to plan

Downpipe and stormwater pipe positions are most often nominal and it is up to the plumber to decide where they should go. I would say that you have two chances...Buckleys…

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SaveH2O
Jan 31, 2019 5:51 pm
SaveH2O
insider
insider
30 January

Help verifying/understanding my site investigation report

Help verifying/understanding my site investigation report
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If you are using a soil report form 2007 then you will definitely need a new as the Australian standards have changed since then. An engineer can use engineering…

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insider
Jan 30, 2019 5:09 pm
insider
krishna85
krishna85
30 January

Anyone buying land or HLP in Melton South

Anyone buying land or HLP in Melton South

Hi nx437, I have recently bought lot in Artherstone jan 2018. This is in palara 32 and was wondering if you could provide some insights on growth of this suburb. Regards, Hari

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krishna85
Jan 30, 2019 3:11 pm

Hi guys - long story short, we had natural timber flooring installed in our 80s home. The installers removed the carpet and ripped up the ceramic floor tiles in our…

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kryss
Jan 30, 2019 1:22 pm
yoyohv
yoyohv
30 January

She bought a Lemon

She bought a Lemon

Wow.... And here is me stressing out due to having to remove and pour again some concrete steps in exposed aggregate due to a "bad mix".

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yoyohv
Jan 30, 2019 12:21 pm
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
29 January

Difference in price between timber floor joists or concrete

Difference in price between timber floor joists or concrete

I had a situation like that in the first house I built, I had a concrete slab where the garage was, then stepped up to ground floor granny flat on timber joists. Upstairs…

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sweetswisssteel
Jan 29, 2019 6:47 pm

So the spaces between the path and the fence on either side now have ground level yard gullies that take runoff to stormwater at front gutter. I think you get the idea. I…

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sweetswisssteel
Jan 29, 2019 1:21 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 January

Timber sleeper wall

Timber sleeper wall

I would see no reason why you couldn't have a timber sleeper wall 2m or even higher. The height only becomes an issue if you using it as a retaining wall. The height…

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bashworth
Jan 29, 2019 12:36 pm
bashworth
Mr C Dem
Mr C Dem
29 January

Ceramic Floor tiles

Ceramic Floor tiles

I can do picture and size but i dont know how old they are as i have no spares

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Mr C Dem
Jan 29, 2019 5:44 am
kks
kks
28 January

Cost comparison for third storey

Cost comparison for third storey

lol! I kinda forget how much space there actually is in these sort of homes. You'd enjoy how they are built to be affordable there in SL. On-site labour is relatively…

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kks
Jan 28, 2019 11:00 am
gcbuilder
gcbuilder
27 January

Builders markup%

Builders markup%
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Builder margin is confidential to the builder, although a margin will be disclosed in variations, for PC and PS items. Do not assume that the margin on those items is the…

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gcbuilder
Jan 27, 2019 11:17 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 January

On Site Detention - Charged Line?

On Site Detention - Charged Line?

I take it that all downpipes are diverted to the tanks. Why does the tank's overflow pipe have to go to a "control pit" when the overflow water has come from the tank…

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SaveH2O
Jan 27, 2019 9:28 am
SaveH2O
konsjo50
konsjo50
26 January

Insulating 3 car garage/shed

Insulating 3 car garage/shed

Here is a link to a pretty detailed video on insulating a garage, in Melbourne. Spray foam combined with conventional batts.

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konsjo50
Jan 26, 2019 3:40 pm
Weeman67
Weeman67
26 January

Noise reduction ideas

Noise reduction ideas

Thanks Already got Secondary glazing in It helps but looking for a little more

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Weeman67
Jan 26, 2019 1:36 pm

Hi all, I have recently bought an early 1970s house which has asbestos ceilings with acoustic tiles stuck over it throughout. I would like to eventually remove the…

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timk_
Jan 26, 2019 11:49 am
Joker
Joker
25 January

Smart Stone Nero Astral

Smart Stone Nero Astral

From my experience as a owner who has had granite, corian, quartz, marble, I test my stone before buying as no matter what is claimed, if it doesn't work, you won't often…

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Joker
Jan 25, 2019 7:13 pm

but dyson is too costly to have. for just $30 one can get corded bissell 33A1 that pet hairs, stairs and car interiors. or else you can get shark hv292 which comes for…

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williamsen
Jan 25, 2019 12:41 am
williamsen
Jazmalee
Jazmalee
24 January

Acreage home

Acreage home

Thanks!

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Jazmalee
Jan 24, 2019 12:14 pm
Home4Eva
Home4Eva
23 January

Has anyone here built with long island homes. How was the pr

Has anyone here built with long island homes. How was the pr

We built with Long Island Homes. It was a drawn out process that took way longer than we had hoped. The site managers kept on leaving, so we went through 4 site…

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Home4Eva
Jan 23, 2019 2:57 pm

We’re just getting the tiles replaced on our balcony. The contractor completed the screening yesterday. I was slightly concerned with the golf size ball gap on one…

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Pauloswindon
Jan 23, 2019 7:17 am
redcali
redcali
22 January

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Youre entire question depends entirely on your local government/council. Mine has a specific form for existing developments which outlines what you need to have prior to…

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redcali
Jan 22, 2019 10:30 pm
rrajm
rrajm
21 January

Metricon Timber Staircase finish wearing away

Metricon Timber Staircase finish wearing away

Hi All, We are buying a Metricon house with a timber staircase. The house isn't very old but the timber staircase/handrails is already showing wear with the…

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rrajm
Jan 21, 2019 7:53 pm
shawncvaz
shawncvaz
21 January

East Estate Cranbourne East

East Estate Cranbourne East

Hi All, Thank you for this thread. We are planning to purchase stage 7 at East Estate What are your thoughts? Is any one of you staying at East estate now?

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shawncvaz
Jan 21, 2019 2:08 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
21 January

Landscaping quote! Help!

Landscaping quote! Help!

Do what Joker has suggested... That's how I had got mine. (Not in your area)

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IamSAM
Jan 21, 2019 9:55 am
IamSAM
alexp79
alexp79
20 January

Walling over windows

Walling over windows

But be careful that this vapour barrier is not punctured sometimes later. In your case it is just one wall, so it is okay, but I am really against internal vapour…

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alexp79
Jan 20, 2019 7:06 pm
alexp79
alexp79
20 January

Importing kitchen from China

Importing kitchen from China

Not ordered yet as waiting for the walls to be built up first, so I can run the exact measurements. I done designs and asked for quotations from Foshan Ais Living and…

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alexp79
Jan 20, 2019 12:38 pm
dogeatdog01
dogeatdog01
20 January

Bath 1/2” outlet

Bath 1/2” outlet

Gday all, In the process of renovating a bathroom. Have just bought a new spout for the bath only to find that it will leave a 10mm gap to the tiles once installed. Best…

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dogeatdog01
Jan 20, 2019 8:52 am
its
its
19 January

Worth getting external tiles and concrete sealed?

Worth getting external tiles and concrete sealed?

Was looking at getting high pressure wash on our external concrete tiles (porous) and exposed aggregate. Was told to seal it as…

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its
Jan 19, 2019 7:29 am

Hi Guys I am renovating my pool area and I might have a dispute on how the landscaper has screwed the hardwood to the feature wall and also the customer made seat they…

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Duke74
Jan 19, 2019 7:26 am
ruc1983
ruc1983
19 January

Building and Contruction Startup

Building and Contruction Startup

I have been thinking about starting my own building and construction business for very long in Canberra. I have no prior experience but I am ready to take risk and do…

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ruc1983
Jan 18, 2019 11:20 pm
ash28
ash28
18 January

Electrical appointment

Electrical appointment

Hi Guys, Can we bring in our own lighting pendant/Fans etc if we don’t like anything form Rawson’s look book? Will they charge for installation?

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ash28
Jan 18, 2019 3:18 pm
ben888
ben888
18 January

What's my setback?

What's my setback?

The update: So I put in the report and consent for the setback to the corner splay, as the building surveyor was convinced that the setback to the corner splay was not…

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ben888
Jan 18, 2019 1:05 am
ben888

Hey all, I live in Thornbury (in GRZ2 zone) and am about to lay a slab for a single garage in the back corner of a 400sqm property with a rear laneway. The side boundary…

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cartertronic
Jan 18, 2019 12:46 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 January

"Remove" sticker on new window reveal?

"Remove" sticker on new window reveal?

Likely refers to removing the protective film before it degenerates and becomes difficult to remove.

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ECOECO
Jan 16, 2019 11:15 am
ECOECO
Gaudi
Gaudi
16 January

DO you need permission to build a deck

DO you need permission to build a deck

Building permit http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Files/Buildi ... quired.pdf Town Planning permit - this May provide you with the information you need. Asking council is often…

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Gaudi
Jan 16, 2019 12:18 am

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