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building-expert
building-expert
3 July 2012

dressing up sides of house slab

dressing up sides of house slab

I am accredited timber pest inspector and can tell you that one of the most effective non chemical termite management features is exposed slab (75mm min) around home…

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building-expert
Jul 03, 2012 8:34 pm
building-expert
crazym3
crazym3
3 July 2012

New construction power source

New construction power source

Home owner is using his own power and water now.

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crazym3
Jul 03, 2012 7:18 pm
arg277
arg277
3 July 2012

HELP- any ideas how to find fresh water pipes

HELP- any ideas how to find fresh water pipes

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew of water pipe finders or had any idea how to fix this situation with minimal cost as I am lost for ideas. Here's the situation. We are…

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arg277
Jul 03, 2012 10:35 am
Casa2
Casa2
2 July 2012

Appliances Stolen from unfinished house

Appliances Stolen from unfinished house

Our appliances were installed the day before handover. I slept in the house on a camp bed the day before handover for this very reason.

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Casa2
Jul 02, 2012 9:05 pm
haymor
haymor
2 July 2012

Slow flashing light on Septic high water alarm

Slow flashing light on Septic high water alarm

I have a septic system that has a high water alarm which consists of a float and a LED light which flashes if the pump fails and the water level gets too high. My problem…

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haymor
Jul 02, 2012 8:54 pm
gc9
gc9
2 July 2012

Would you hire an Interior Decorator?

Would you hire an Interior Decorator?

It is more about how you get on with other people. You should be very creative and full of ideas but you should also be able to sell your ideas to people. I have used the…

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gc9
Jul 02, 2012 8:44 pm
gc9
gc9
2 July 2012

Cleaning Polished Concrete??

Cleaning Polished Concrete??

I don't really see the difference :D

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gc9
Jul 02, 2012 8:40 pm
gc9
gc9
2 July 2012

Confirming date for confirming works

Confirming date for confirming works

Obviously you are no longer flexible on your dates so you better get in touch with the guy and ask him firmly if he can finish the job within the time frame you specified…

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gc9
Jul 02, 2012 8:37 pm
gc9
gc9
2 July 2012

Best way to build a quick stand/pedestal

Best way to build a quick stand/pedestal

50 x 50 is an enormous top for a projector. Thinking about the projectors people I know have, you would be able to get away with a plate not much…

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gc9
Jul 02, 2012 8:15 pm

Try dealing with suppliers…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
delatite13
delatite13
1 July 2012

Garage building regulations

Garage building regulations

I think he was asking can you have a garage attached to the weatherboard structure, not whether he can convert it to a bedroom. However seek some design advice from your…

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delatite13
Jul 01, 2012 5:23 pm
delatite13
Dale_maria16+
Dale_maria16+
1 July 2012

Glenburn Brick Austral

Glenburn Brick Austral

Hi, we are looking for a brick call the Glenburn brick made by Austral. We need about 1600 bricks can anyone advise and may have for sale? thanks Dale and Maria

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Dale_maria16+
Jul 01, 2012 12:53 pm
Silvergum
Silvergum
1 July 2012

Building on the boundary

Building on the boundary

We looked at closing in a room on the boundary but in the end didnt go through with it after architect advised us that the council wouldnt allow it as it meant more that…

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Silvergum
Jul 01, 2012 9:46 am
Jaans
Jaans
30 June 2012

Weird white powder appearing on ceiling

Weird white powder appearing on ceiling

Sorry, not sure... I figured whatever you might see might help explain the mark on the ceiling below.

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Jaans
Jun 30, 2012 8:46 pm
kek
kek
30 June 2012

Entertainment unit/shelves like The Block: what trade to ask

Entertainment unit/shelves like The Block: what trade to ask

You can get quotes from kitchen companies or cabinet makers - you could ask your builder, but their price is likely to be pretty high. We had a…

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kek
Jun 30, 2012 8:55 am
kek
building-expert
building-expert
29 June 2012

Why this new home may already be doomed?

Why this new home may already be doomed?

Check your engineering drawings for slab design it will be there. If you have not been given the drawings by the builder ask for them.

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building-expert
Jun 29, 2012 8:20 am
building-expert
builderforlife
builderforlife
28 June 2012

Block vs Double frame

Block vs Double frame

Cost wise it would be a close run thing. Block wall have much greater mass and therfore better acoustics.

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builderforlife
Jun 28, 2012 9:41 pm
builderforlife
building-expert
building-expert
28 June 2012

Why is this 18 year old home structurally perfect?

Why is this 18 year old home structurally perfect?

Hi rojak1 I think you misunderstood what i said. The intention was to show how a slab (stained by water over18 years) was reducing effects of dampness against slab edge.…

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building-expert
Jun 28, 2012 10:54 am
building-expert

Hog Bristle is a nice colour. Nice soft colour that will make the room feel…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
27 June 2012

Bedroom wardrobe doors

Bedroom wardrobe doors

I'm looking to remove old bedroom wardrobe doors and replace with new ones with a more modern finish - high gloss white, or something similar.…

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Pete_n_Pet
Jun 27, 2012 9:34 pm
kim.Beveridge
kim.Beveridge
27 June 2012

Fuse box rules

Fuse box rules

Hi sorry for the late reply. I rang and apple to an electrician and he was kid enough to explain how to do it, so I did it myself. It was an easy job. Just need to clip…

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kim.Beveridge
Jun 27, 2012 5:51 pm
kek
kek
26 June 2012

sewer blockage costs

sewer blockage costs

I think we paid close to that 15 or so years ago when we had tree roots in our sewer pipes, so it sounds reasonable to me.

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kek
Jun 26, 2012 6:47 pm
kek

I can't believe how much "compensation" the government is paying to carbon tax affected companies ... see front page of the Fin Review yesterday ... no doubt when the…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
willcres
willcres
26 June 2012

Fowler Home

Fowler Home

Hi Secondhomebuilder, We are building with Wisdom at the moment. Each builder has their up and down, happy and annoying sometimes, but up to this moment we still do not…

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willcres
Jun 26, 2012 9:43 am
willcres
u3047196
u3047196
25 June 2012

AFS Logicwall

AFS Logicwall

Hi, I was wondering if whether the AFS logicwall panel system has a good thermal and acoustic rating? Thank you, Patrick

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u3047196
Jun 25, 2012 3:43 pm
bashworth
bashworth
25 June 2012

soil test

soil test

Somewhere between$1,000 and $2,000 depending on the size of the house and the distance the company have to travel. Here is a link to a post on my blog with some more…

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bashworth
Jun 25, 2012 5:53 am
bashworth
Deemaree
Deemaree
30 June 2012

First Metro Renovation Project HAstings Victoria

First Metro Renovation Project HAstings Victoria
1, 2, 3, 4

I live in the floorplan of 10 Barcoo back in the 80's ( in Bendigo though)...can tell you that the floorplan is not to scale! :roll: Had lunch in Hastings today-but didn't end…

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Deemaree
Jun 30, 2012 8:52 pm
Deemaree
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Uncle Arfur
Jun 24, 2012 7:52 pm
MaxG
MaxG
20 March 2014

hydronic floor heating - what do you know??

hydronic floor heating - what do you know??

I am planning to install hydronic heating. I understand how it works; have enjoyed it for many years in Germany, and simply love it. There are a few things that need to be…

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MaxG
Mar 20, 2014 8:11 pm
Amadio
Amadio
24 June 2012

Money No Object..

Money No Object..

I voted for the Spanish Hacienda because I love courtyards. But a Moroccan style courtyard house or a siheyuan (Chinese style courtyard house) or Iranian style or any…

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Amadio
Jun 24, 2012 7:33 pm
TinaG
TinaG
29 August 2013

The New No. 9.... Building with Fowler Homes

The New No. 9.... Building with Fowler Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

looks great, lovely kitchen. Looks like the kids like it too!

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TinaG
Aug 29, 2013 8:56 am

Hiya, My name is Pete - recently bought a place on Sydney's Northern Beaches that needs a few things fixing up - so hoping that this forum will really be able to help me…

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pottery
Jun 23, 2012 9:38 pm
building-expert
building-expert
23 June 2012

Bored pier subsidence, would you trust structural engineer?

Bored pier subsidence, would you trust structural engineer?

Small amount of loose dirt in bottom of piers is unlikely to have caused the problem because sheer weight of concrete in the pier would have compressed it. There are a…

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building-expert
Jun 23, 2012 7:32 pm
building-expert
SamfordValley
SamfordValley
22 June 2012

Telstra conduit unsuitable for > 60 metre length?

Telstra conduit unsuitable for > 60 metre length?

Yeah I considered that if we hit a roadblock with them, but there aren't many other options in our area, and apparently you're not really allowed to choose your contractor…

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SamfordValley
Jun 22, 2012 4:11 pm
SamfordValley
fifteensixty
fifteensixty
20 June 2012

Opticomm Smart Community

Opticomm Smart Community

as we are only several weeks off moving in is anyone here in waterford now connected and if so who with and how do you find it. if you would rather keep things private…

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fifteensixty
Jun 20, 2012 11:21 pm
fifteensixty
cuppatea
cuppatea
20 June 2012

any advice or opinion desperately on my roof

any advice or opinion desperately on my roof

If it looks wrong it is. Do you think director of the building company would have this on his own home? If there is a display, check it…

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cuppatea
Jun 20, 2012 10:28 am
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building-expert
Jun 19, 2012 6:11 pm
building-expert
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
19 June 2012

Is Origin your gas retailer (or has been)?

Is Origin your gas retailer (or has been)?

Correct, but a little late and its already been said Wendyss

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 19, 2012 4:25 pm
deb17
deb17
18 June 2012

Caoba Dawn Sample

Caoba Dawn Sample

If I knew where mine was I could send it to u. But after two moves, I havn't got a clue.

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deb17
Jun 18, 2012 10:19 pm
JDTservices
JDTservices
18 June 2012

Blinds in Western Sydney area HELP!! Macarthur area!!!

Blinds in Western Sydney area HELP!! Macarthur area!!!

Hi, I have a Contractor and has done my blinds at my house and does a fantastic job. if interested; email me and i will be happy to help and get you a Quote done. Kind…

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JDTservices
Jun 18, 2012 10:12 pm
phippsy
phippsy
18 June 2012

benchtop quality - using for study

benchtop quality - using for study

No reason 3mtrs would be a problem on roof racks. So long as the bench doesn't hang more than 1mtr past the rear of the vehicle. I regularly carried 6.5mtr lengths when I…

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phippsy
Jun 18, 2012 12:30 pm
vagri
vagri
18 June 2012

Architects for new heritage homes

Architects for new heritage homes

South Morang in Victoria. It's a sloping block about 4.5 slope from left to right, so a split level home would be ideal. Thanks

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vagri
Jun 18, 2012 10:14 am
kdg
kdg
17 June 2012

RE: Guidance with next step

RE: Guidance with next step

Hi, Recently completed my advanced diploma in Building design and tech. I have roughly 6 months office experience. Within the years of study I have also worked with…

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kdg
Jun 17, 2012 5:22 pm
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booget
Jun 17, 2012 12:45 pm


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