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Harpies
Harpies
22 October 2017

Timber cladding

Timber cladding

I've used red ironbark from Queensland on my place. It is laid horizontally - shiplap join. The timber cost around $150/sqm. The idea is to have minimal maintenance and as…

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Harpies
Oct 22, 2017 6:37 am

What could be the possible causes?

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Dkjh
Oct 21, 2017 7:44 pm
Malteser
Malteser
20 October 2017

Building Designer recommendation in Brisbane

Building Designer recommendation in Brisbane

Hello everyone, I'm looking to do an extension to our (small) single storey house in west Brisbane. My wife and I have a fair idea of what we're after, and have done some…

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Malteser
Oct 20, 2017 7:23 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
20 October 2017

re-build new house without driveway ?

re-build new house without driveway ?

You can crane things in. But it involves cost and traffic management.

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PVBuild
Oct 20, 2017 7:07 pm
rennie87
rennie87
20 October 2017

Trying to determine the cost of building a 2 bed brick back

Trying to determine the cost of building a 2 bed brick back

Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.The building company that built this home is no longer in business.This basic 2 bed brick home was built in Newcastle…

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rennie87
Oct 20, 2017 3:57 pm
bee1980
bee1980
19 October 2017

Boundary fence repairs - townhouse complex - am I liable?

Boundary fence repairs - townhouse complex - am I liable?

We went through something similar but with a retaining wall. It’s the body corps responsibility to repair/maintain or replace things on common property. As a townhouse…

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bee1980
Oct 19, 2017 10:22 am
RC56
RC56
15 October 2017

Ceiling Height 2550 with Higher door

Ceiling Height 2550 with Higher door

Hello All, There is a confusion within us. We have already put 2770 ceiling in our estimate with Metricon. Now we just came to know that 2770 will be confirmed based on…

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RC56
Oct 15, 2017 12:43 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 October 2017

Independent Building Inspectors - Melbourne

Independent Building Inspectors - Melbourne

A building inspector most certainly has to be licensed but I think that you may be referring to a building consultant who are not required to be licensed or have any…

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SaveH2O
Oct 13, 2017 7:54 pm
SaveH2O
alexp79
alexp79
11 October 2017

good and affordable builder in sydney; not project home!

good and affordable builder in sydney; not project home!

Hi Jacqui1. Can you please provide a bit more insight on Buildcarp? How was their pricing and quality? Did you hire independent building inspector for the build and…

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alexp79
Oct 11, 2017 7:28 pm
sajidmib
sajidmib
10 October 2017

Cost of antenna installation in Mickleham??

Cost of antenna installation in Mickleham??

Its a normal inclusion in your build, anyhow if not included then buy antennae yourself and seek an electrician via these new apps you will get pretty competitive…

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sajidmib
Oct 10, 2017 9:10 pm
sajidmib
Caydenn
Caydenn
10 October 2017

Stormwater Drain come in the way of Driveway

Stormwater Drain come in the way of Driveway

It really depends if the stormwater drain is traffic-able, I'd suggest getting in touch with your local council and asking the question.

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Caydenn
Oct 10, 2017 4:49 pm
Caydenn
bomb house
bomb house
10 October 2017

need fascia covers to suit older style smaller fascia boards

need fascia covers to suit older style smaller fascia boards

What about folded flashing to cover the gap ? Would flashing all the way along (on the inside turn) if riveted to the flashing and screwed into the eaves cause too much…

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bomb house
Oct 09, 2017 11:23 pm
ja-mez
ja-mez
8 October 2017

Questionable shower drain

Questionable shower drain

That is tile adhesive. If the Tiler Screeds up to the pipe he runs the risk of blocking the pipe with Screed. Nothing wrong with this other than; You have a 100mm floor…

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ja-mez
Oct 08, 2017 10:02 am
Mojitostan
Mojitostan
8 October 2017

Demolition Company Sydney

Demolition Company Sydney

yes that is it. There is one house 70 Ln Cove Rd was by site deom I also get a quote from home demo before which are much cheaper but don't find any comment

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Mojitostan
Oct 08, 2017 6:56 am
building-expert
building-expert
6 October 2017

on going colorbond roof leak

on going colorbond roof leak

VCAT will usually ask that parties in dispute have their own expert prepare a report. How else will you know what the defects are, the extent of the problem and the…

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building-expert
Oct 06, 2017 3:28 pm
building-expert
LizJamHam
LizJamHam
6 October 2017

Taubmans smooth pebble

Taubmans smooth pebble

We have selected Smooth Pebble as our interior wall colour too! The perfect 'Greige' :D. Unfortunately we don't have a slab yet, so can't tell how it's going to look, but

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LizJamHam
Oct 06, 2017 2:27 pm
LizJamHam
building-expert
building-expert
6 October 2017

bureaucracy gone mad.

bureaucracy gone mad.

Save H2O says. "There should be short courses on offer to persons who could then become qualified and registered to do some of the simpler plumbing tasks and this is one…

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building-expert
Oct 06, 2017 10:09 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 October 2017

Cant get my WATER PUMP going, any advice appreciated.

Cant get my WATER PUMP going, any advice appreciated.

That is why I asked if you had fitted a meshed check valve (foot valve). I hope that the pump wasn't damaged. The next challenge will be how not to clog the foot valve. Good luck.

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SaveH2O
Oct 05, 2017 8:37 pm
SaveH2O
elleimac
elleimac
5 October 2017

Questions to ask or things to cover when choosing a floor bo

Questions to ask or things to cover when choosing a floor bo

Got a few quotes from various vendors regarding supplying and installing floor boards for our to be built home. We want a herringbone design which we understand is a…

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elleimac
Oct 05, 2017 3:31 pm
elleimac
Lee31
Lee31
5 October 2017

Builder stuffed up - irreversible mistake - what can we do?

Builder stuffed up - irreversible mistake - what can we do?
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Thanks that was one of our options. Unfortunately way to exxy for us to have to fork out

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Lee31
Oct 05, 2017 8:55 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 October 2017

Tank water, providing redundancy.

Tank water, providing redundancy.

Just realised that you have a flat roof...so much for installing a header tank in the roof cavity! The 12V option would be good.

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SaveH2O
Oct 05, 2017 7:29 am
SaveH2O
robertmortonjoiners
robertmortonjoiners
4 October 2017

Magnify the Appeal of Your Home with Skilled Joiners Perthsh

Magnify the Appeal of Your Home with Skilled Joiners Perthsh

Wooden furniture is often used for augmentation in every household so that the look of the house can be magnificent. Wooden features often improve the appeal of houses…

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robertmortonjoiners
Oct 04, 2017 3:33 pm
robertmortonjoiners
CIMelanie
CIMelanie
4 October 2017

Commercial graded interiors in my own home?!

Commercial graded interiors in my own home?!

Hi Everyone! I work for a commercial interiors company called Commercial Images in West End, QLD. While our client base consists of mostly commercial project focused…

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CIMelanie
Oct 04, 2017 10:58 am
CIMelanie
ozmonkeyoy
ozmonkeyoy
3 October 2017

Woodland grey colour

Woodland grey colour

Our colorbond fence is woodland grey (developer requirement), and it definitely has a green tinge in it. I can still see the green in it in direct sunlight, although it…

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ozmonkeyoy
Oct 03, 2017 4:46 pm
ozmonkeyoy
LozandMitch
LozandMitch
2 October 2017

Who is building at Heritage Parc Rutherford?

Who is building at Heritage Parc Rutherford?

That’s cool, ours is due to register late January but we are tracking a few weeks ahead at this stage so fingers crossed we will be in by Christmas too! It sure does…

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LozandMitch
Oct 02, 2017 5:02 pm
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Fee121
Sep 29, 2017 6:09 pm
chrisbon
chrisbon
29 September 2017

Security System - Bosch 844

Security System - Bosch 844

Harvey Norman Security is offering it at $149 as of i know. Don't know what others are offering it at.

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chrisbon
Sep 29, 2017 11:38 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 September 2017

Study- How building Information is "Isolated"

Study- How building Information is "Isolated"

UK Experts analyse the problem with technology and building…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 29, 2017 11:03 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 September 2017

Travelling Overseas during the Construction

Travelling Overseas during the Construction

If I was the builder I would be worrying about you spending all of the next progress payment while you are away overseas..just kidding

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 29, 2017 8:42 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 September 2017

FIRE ZONE

FIRE ZONE

There is always a way but what's your budget, size house, requirements, more info required? the BAL requirements will add $50k to the house price Plus footings & Slab,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 28, 2017 3:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
kelseaford
kelseaford
27 September 2017

Builder for Renovation/Extension Bayside Melbourne

Builder for Renovation/Extension Bayside Melbourne

Hi All, Just wondering if anyone can recommend a builder in bayside Melbourne? We are looking at a second storey and other ares of improvement to our primary…

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kelseaford
Sep 27, 2017 7:52 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 September 2017

Which takes precedent? Contract specifications or drawings

Which takes precedent? Contract specifications or drawings

namweng Unfortunately if order of document precedence is not spelt out in a simple building contract then discrepancies favour the builder . Those type of inconsistencies…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 27, 2017 5:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
jackie_home
jackie_home
27 September 2017

solid surface basins

solid surface basins

hi everyone, i am thinking about getting a solid surface basin for my bathroom renovation. does this material stain or chip? has purchased from this company before?…

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jackie_home
Sep 27, 2017 12:20 pm
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
27 September 2017

ICF build, who do I go with?

ICF build, who do I go with?

I would be interested to know, too - I've just been looking it up! soooo bump! I actually think the Zego channels, would be better, on first glance... however if anyone…

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JayaJaya
Sep 27, 2017 9:37 am
JayaJaya
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 September 2017

Replacing bricks

Replacing bricks

Mondofix Your welcome, I suggest you also prop the archs if you are going to be working beneath it..safety always first! Remove/Replace/Dry grout Pack one brick at a time…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 26, 2017 10:43 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Pro Building Advice

Pro Building Advice

Having worked in the residential sector for 10 years now, I've definitely seen the need for guidance and support from someone with intensive building knowledge from the…

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How can we make with quality and professional way?

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kartiksharmakanth
Sep 26, 2017 4:05 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
26 September 2017

How long should you keep contracts for?

How long should you keep contracts for?

I'd keep them for as long as you have the house - at least ... :)

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Saint Mike
Sep 26, 2017 4:02 pm
Saint Mike
bank
bank
26 September 2017

Cabots chestnut exterior varnish stain

Cabots chestnut exterior varnish stain

Try talking to some paint shops that sell the product and see what they say. Assuming that they are on your side (I'd be shocked if they weren't, seems very wrong to me),…

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bank
Sep 26, 2017 1:58 pm
bank
Stonegables
Stonegables
26 September 2017

Custom Build

Custom Build

HI all, Is there anyone building with Homestead Homes?

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Stonegables
Sep 26, 2017 7:38 am
Wade+Erica
Wade+Erica
25 September 2017

rendering our house

rendering our house

Utilise Dulux online colour guide - it has swatches of complimentary colours. We wanted to paint our house grey, so we found a colour we liked and then entered it into…

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Wade+Erica
Sep 25, 2017 3:38 pm
bank
bank
25 September 2017

Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters

Our landloard has recently put them in our bedroom, they're not great, you don't get the beam of sun in your eyes that you get with a roller blind but you do get lots of…

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bank
Sep 25, 2017 11:11 am
bank
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 September 2017

Living Nightmare

Living Nightmare

Ness11 Welcome to the forum There are reasons why the building industry sticks to tried and tested conventional building technologies, ie. cavities control leaks & Water…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 25, 2017 8:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Joker
Joker
24 September 2017

Select another builder

Select another builder

Speak to current customers in your area, find homes just built, this will give you a good overview on what to expect, this is number one of several steps to find a good builder.

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Joker
Sep 24, 2017 5:01 pm
Drhomes
Drhomes
23 September 2017

Build price based on suburb

Build price based on suburb

Thanks you all for the responses!!

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Drhomes
Sep 23, 2017 10:27 pm
qebtel
qebtel
23 September 2017

Relocate Sewer Line

Relocate Sewer Line

No one shift a main sewer line to do a hatchet lot. 30K is too great an impost, you have to add it to your sub dividing costs, and then too much is eaten into your margin.…

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qebtel
Sep 23, 2017 12:19 pm
Merv
Merv
22 September 2017

Gas abolishment

Gas abolishment

Jemena must have felt the pressure cause they came and did the disconnection TODAY!! thank goodness we didn’t have to shout and carry on it get it done. Not…

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Merv
Sep 22, 2017 7:01 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 September 2017

Structural Engineer..Details, Photos,Help Needed, Q&A?

Structural Engineer..Details, Photos,Help Needed, Q&A?
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fyeahm welcome to the forum Some engineers have developed their own classifications, but they are similar to the codes the upgrade from A to S is substantial as the slab…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 22, 2017 12:19 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Mars5
Mars5
21 September 2017

Municipal Building surveyor or private

Municipal Building surveyor or private

Sorry can't recommend. I started building before you could choose your own in Vic. I hope you do choose your own! Conflict of interest is a problem with builders surveyor.

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Mars5
Sep 21, 2017 9:17 pm


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