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Gloria55
Gloria55
23 May

Considering colour choices for outdoor living areas.

Considering colour choices for outdoor living areas.

I see some folks getting great advice on colour schemes for their new home builds, however I just want to point out that it could be helpful to also consider any future…

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Gloria55
May 23, 2018 11:42 am
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Gaudi
May 23, 2018 12:01 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 May

Clause in contract about independent inspections

Clause in contract about independent inspections
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If you builder is asking for 2 weeks to rectify after inspection reports Are they ok with you delaying stage payments for these 2 weeks? Will they respond in writing to…

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Gaudi
May 23, 2018 12:00 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 May

Entry styling

Entry styling

I vote first one too! Slight difference with dramatic result

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Gaudi
May 22, 2018 11:28 pm
corkco
corkco
22 May

spray cork on the ceilings and walls

spray cork on the ceilings and walls

We would like to spray cork on the ceilings and walls. Can this also be done on a surface which is covered with textured wallpaper?

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corkco
May 22, 2018 5:38 pm
corkco
wesky
wesky
21 May

Insurance premium increases after Rezoning

Insurance premium increases after Rezoning

I just got off of the phone to AAMI after their backend/review team. Long story short, they have no idea why there's a huge increase and from all reference on their end,…

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wesky
May 21, 2018 11:57 am

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
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THIS IS BTF 22 CSIRO PART 2 BELOW IS EVERYTHING THE PROBLEMS Site water problem identification It is essential to investigate the site and prepare it in…

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Mauromario
May 21, 2018 2:13 am

Sewer main line at the end of the lot(backyard)

Sewer main line at the end of the lot(backyard)

Definitely stick to the north to rear block! It’s more energy efficient. We have an easement running along our back fence as well. Can’t build anything on it ,…

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Hillsbuilds
May 19, 2018 1:29 pm
arodc
arodc
18 May

Splashed Intergrain Reviva on painted surface - what next?

Splashed Intergrain Reviva on painted surface - what next?

I recently washed my decks down using Intergrain Reviva. I accidentally splashed some of the Intergrain Reviva on painted surfaces – the surface painted in a lighter…

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arodc
May 18, 2018 7:46 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
18 May

Which side of block will receive more sunlight

Which side of block will receive more sunlight

Yep, as others have stated, Block B is the best, as it's north to rear. Block A, north to front, is the worst orientation you can have. This is because a large double…

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ddarroch
May 18, 2018 3:47 pm

Lintel bowing

Lintel bowing

ozmonkeyoy Ok I get it, you ask for assistance and in addition you don't like what you read. Here are my further comments 1. Put a claim on your Builders Inspectors PI…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 18, 2018 2:14 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
17 May

Garden Soil Crack

Garden Soil Crack

How did you go cesarspalace?

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Gaudi
May 17, 2018 9:40 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
17 May

Scratched powder coated windows and chipped tiles.

Scratched powder coated windows and chipped tiles.

The scratches on frames are easy touch ups. Mine were scratched worse than this. The swollen window sill makes me wonder what’s going on underneath

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Gaudi
May 17, 2018 9:27 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
17 May

Sarking - to sark or not to sark?

Sarking - to sark or not to sark?

Don't forget, there are also vapour permeable wraps available these days, which allow moisture to pass but not air. They improve that air barrier to reduce insulation…

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IamSAM
May 17, 2018 11:07 am
IamSAM

Building new house - Provence or Traditional

Building new house - Provence or Traditional

Provence looks expensive especially since it’s a flat roof system. Flat roof is also more likely to cause you problems in the long run. However it does look better. Is…

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kirashogun
May 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
16 May

Scyon Linea Board - 150 or 180mm?

Scyon Linea Board - 150 or 180mm?

No one answered this topic back in 2012....but I have exactly the same question. Anyone?

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Agent_009
May 16, 2018 1:51 pm
Agent_009
CC7
CC7
16 May

Help with this "random" pipe cut into side of slab and frame

Help with this "random" pipe cut into side of slab and frame

oh that's an annoying spot since it will be carpeted. It must be hard for them sometimes, where we know the plans left, right, upside, underneath haha. Mistakes can…

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CC7
May 16, 2018 1:38 pm
CC7

Was the lighting. Amazing the effect it has:

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DaveL
May 16, 2018 10:59 am

Thinking to buy house and land package at Horizon Marsden Pa

Thinking to buy house and land package at Horizon Marsden Pa

Hello Guys, I am new to this forum. I am thinking to buy a house and land package in Precinct 3. I just want to find out if this particular estate is flood prone. I have…

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rakeshnirzari1
May 15, 2018 1:16 pm
shailesh
shailesh
14 May

Bridgefield estate

Bridgefield estate

Have you any update about the Bridgefield estate rockbank. When will the land be titled???

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shailesh
May 14, 2018 11:18 pm

Stacker doors good vs bad

Stacker doors good vs bad

Depending on style they can take up quite a bit of room when open. We have wooden cedar sliders which work very well - and don't jut out.

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Saint Mike
May 14, 2018 2:35 pm
Saint Mike
Joker
Joker
13 May

Frames, Timber or Steel ??

Frames, Timber or Steel ??
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Lots of steel frame homes have more cracks in plaster, most I know who have gone with steel frames end up with cracks in their walls, wood is more forgiving than steel.

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Joker
May 13, 2018 11:07 pm

URBAN MYTHS .... ?

URBAN MYTHS .... ?
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Can't believe people are still falling for online/telephone "scams" telling them they have won/inherited/been selected for - some sort of fortune (eg left in a will, a…

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Saint Mike
May 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Saint Mike

It looked to me like the gutter was 125mm quad which is more of a NSW size. Very hard to tell from photos sometimes. It appears that you also have a box gutter flowing…

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SaveH2O
May 11, 2018 11:53 pm
SaveH2O
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Marcho
May 11, 2018 7:59 pm

Share your experience with Building Surveyors

Share your experience with Building Surveyors

Hi All, I am planning to start my own Building Surveying practice one day. I would love to hear your experience with building surveying industry and on how the industry…

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happyadventurer
May 10, 2018 1:32 am
meowys
meowys
9 May

Site Coverage

Site Coverage

According to local area guidelines, our timber decking does not contribute to site coverage. So back to the drawing board. Thanks all.

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meowys
May 09, 2018 3:19 pm
Foyou
Foyou
9 May

Should the builder fill and level up the ditch they dug?

Should the builder fill and level up the ditch they dug?

Thanks, they said that’s landscaping. In my opinion, they dug it, they should fix it. Anyway, I can’t get them to repair it.

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Foyou
May 09, 2018 12:28 pm

Anyone building with Roselea homes?

Anyone building with Roselea homes?

We are half way in construction and we havent even met our site manager! Is that normal?!!!

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Ryde new built
May 09, 2018 12:06 am
hopeyeu
hopeyeu
8 May

Hello everyone, I need to cut some Bottom Boards and Lids.

Hello everyone, I need to cut some Bottom Boards and Lids.

Hello everyone I have looked into the sizes of Hard Board that they sell in Bunnings. Please could somebody tell me how to work out the best size to purchase with the…

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hopeyeu
May 08, 2018 6:23 pm
hopeyeu

Storm Water with Fairmont

Storm Water with Fairmont

KatFife Then you may need to connect to the Council's stormwater Phone your Council and Ask the costs? BTW you might want to also check

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 08, 2018 10:27 am
StructuralBIMGuy
alexp79
alexp79
6 May

Can anyone help identify this sound?

Can anyone help identify this sound?

Can you climb into the roof and check it from the other side?

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alexp79
May 06, 2018 6:51 pm
Foyou
Foyou
6 May

What should I do?

What should I do?

Thanks for the information.

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Foyou
May 06, 2018 10:11 am

I have been modifying my neighbours bbq into a pizza oven(for some extra cash). I have made a window into a compartment of her bbq for heat to go into and added a slot for…

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alexr
May 05, 2018 11:55 pm
Liliana
Liliana
5 May

Driveway crossover

Driveway crossover

I have a thread on this issue - see viewtopic.php?f=31&t=36297&hilit=crossover We had our crossover moved at our expense in Melbourne's west and the quotes I got in 2010…

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Liliana
May 05, 2018 10:11 am

Asphalt Driveway - Durability?

Asphalt Driveway - Durability?

If the base is done properly you shouldn't have any dramas. You want it to be thoroughly compacted by the biggest machine possible. Biggest problem I've seen with asphalt…

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EVOKE ARCHITECTS
May 04, 2018 11:43 am
EVOKE ARCHITECTS

Building Defect Claims - Capped Solicitor Fees

Building Defect Claims - Capped Solicitor Fees

Hi All I've read a number of posts regarding building defects. We act for homeowners in building defect claims. We offer you capped solicitor…

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Andre Adams
May 03, 2018 4:25 pm
Andre Adams

How to make it work

How to make it work

No, certainly not but wanted to know if there is a DYI to start this. Thanks

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saahmadbulbul
May 03, 2018 3:52 pm
KatFife
KatFife
3 May

Split level build holes in roof

Split level build holes in roof

Hi, I just heard back from the builders and they have said they have ordered some flashing to cover the whole. I still think they are short one brick and should have…

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KatFife
May 03, 2018 9:28 am

Put a deposit on a apartment of plan and the developer

Put a deposit on a apartment of plan and the developer

Hi Thank you for your reply for some reason I didn't get your notification it went to the junk mail. To my knowledge no one was consulted, I just happened to find out…

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Frustrating Games
May 03, 2018 4:22 am
damjam
damjam
2 May

Dumb waiter

Dumb waiter

Old Bill mentioned in a previous tread that he knew of a firm that could provide a flat pack kit for approx $6k. Would you happen to know what company he was referring…

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damjam
May 02, 2018 12:39 pm

Reqire non corporate builder on northern Gold Coast

Reqire non corporate builder on northern Gold Coast

Has anyone heard of Custom Styled Homes? I recently bought a block of land in the Montego Hills Estate at Kingsholme (Northern Gold Coast) and also am looking at local…

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LikeMyStyle
May 02, 2018 10:25 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
2 May

Recommendation of Construction Lawyer in Melbourne

Recommendation of Construction Lawyer in Melbourne

Most lawyers provide an initial 30min consult for free. Then you can decide if you want to pursue formal legal action. Sometimes a letter from a lawyer is all that you…

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Gaudi
May 02, 2018 9:59 am

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