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namweng
namweng
21 March 2013

Bathroom disaster

Bathroom disaster

There are people who have had their single story house turned over in 3 months.

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namweng
Mar 21, 2013 8:46 am
leighton
leighton
21 March 2013

Damp area of soil at rear of home.

Damp area of soil at rear of home.

Up in the hills, we often see moisture coming up out of the ground. There are springs but also just moisture that has seeped through the soil layers, maybe on top of the…

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leighton
Mar 21, 2013 6:36 am
leighton
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
20 March 2013

internal walls and sound insulation

internal walls and sound insulation

I have yet to see a wall 'tacked together at the corners' but I feel the render would fill enough to deaden sound Remembering back to my own experiences in the building…

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Uncle Arfur
Mar 20, 2013 8:11 pm
Aaron4256
Aaron4256
20 March 2013

Downlight with powerpoint? Will we have issues with install?

Downlight with powerpoint? Will we have issues with install?

There will be a little bit more labour and parts involved in installing points for every downlight. They will just a non-switching point in the roof. And have it switch…

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Aaron4256
Mar 20, 2013 9:08 am
PAB_34
PAB_34
20 March 2013

Parking in narrow driveway

Parking in narrow driveway

Sell your current car and buy a Lamborghini Aventador :) .....or..... pimp out your current ride with Lamborghini style sissor lift doors…

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PAB_34
Mar 19, 2013 11:03 pm
PAB_34
cmaguire72
cmaguire72
19 March 2013

Renovation recommendations in Clayfield, Brisbane

Renovation recommendations in Clayfield, Brisbane

We have just purchased an old queenslander in Clayfield Brisbane. We need to do a major renovation. As this is our first renovation we want to make sure we get good…

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cmaguire72
Mar 19, 2013 1:03 pm
travisaus
travisaus
19 March 2013

Tree Removal (Within Rocks)

Tree Removal (Within Rocks)

You need to have the entire root ball removed. Easiest way is to cut the tree off about 4-6ft above the ground and have a drott snatch it out. There are restrictions on…

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travisaus
Mar 19, 2013 8:57 am
leighton
leighton
19 March 2013

Does a structural engineer or builder do this?

Does a structural engineer or builder do this?

I think it is fair to say most builders these days would cope without an engineer. We rarely use an engineer and we do a lot of this sort of work. My experience is with an…

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leighton
Mar 19, 2013 5:14 am
leighton
namweng
namweng
18 March 2013

New Member

New Member

Welcome! :P

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namweng
Mar 18, 2013 6:55 pm
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Holmsweethome
Mar 18, 2013 3:06 pm
WizardofOz
WizardofOz
18 March 2013

Can pool plans be submitted on the same DA as the house?

Can pool plans be submitted on the same DA as the house?

Well, obviously I needed to do some more homework in regards to this. What possessed me to think that my home builder and pool builder could possibly align themselves and…

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WizardofOz
Mar 18, 2013 11:18 am
WizardofOz
AshtonFoxley30
AshtonFoxley30
17 March 2013

Has anyone used INOVAR flooring InVogue Eskimo?

Has anyone used INOVAR flooring InVogue Eskimo?

Hi, This is my first post, we have chosen Inovar Timber Laminate Flooring in Sumatran Teak for all areas in the house except the bedrooms and the theatre as we have had a…

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AshtonFoxley30
Mar 17, 2013 7:35 am
dvestate
dvestate
14 March 2013

Stolen water meters.

Stolen water meters.

Mine was stolen during the build, still not replaced

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dvestate
Mar 14, 2013 10:54 am
lukele
lukele
14 March 2013

Why to put electrical cables in the air?

Why to put electrical cables in the air?

So you can see them and not walk all over them or drive machinery over them. Potential water on the ground. Slips and trips. It is good…

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lukele
Mar 14, 2013 8:58 am
jorditzu9
jorditzu9
13 March 2013

PLANTATION SIENNA VOGUE BRENTWOOD RISE RENDER COLOUR

PLANTATION SIENNA VOGUE BRENTWOOD RISE RENDER COLOUR

Pm me. I have the whole list of colours ,inclusions for that display if you like.

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jorditzu9
Mar 13, 2013 7:21 pm
jorditzu9
nicephotog
nicephotog
19 December 2013

Breaking even with solar panels

Breaking even with solar panels

I was wondering whether solar panels on a home was now viable from an economic perspective - at what point (if ever) does the system break…

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nicephotog
Dec 19, 2013 10:51 am
PaulMac
PaulMac
13 March 2013

Attaching a clothesline to weatherboards

Attaching a clothesline to weatherboards

Hi PaulMac, Thanks for you reply. Our clothesline is a fold down type, 2 metres wide and the weatherboards are featheredge. So using your…

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PaulMac
Mar 13, 2013 3:33 pm
LittleWing
LittleWing
29 March 2013

Feature wall colour help

Feature wall colour help
1, 2

Here's dark bedroom furniture with a gorgeous French grey.…

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LittleWing
Mar 29, 2013 8:54 am
LittleWing
kid81
kid81
13 March 2013

PGH "Cement" Brick (Foundations Range)

PGH "Cement" Brick (Foundations Range)

I am an employee of a building company. we had it on display a couple of years ago with Bristile Tradition Magnum roof tiles, Woodland Grey Fascia & Gutter, Woodland Grey…

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kid81
Mar 13, 2013 9:40 am
sillo78
sillo78
12 March 2013

Besser block garden wall

Besser block garden wall

Thanks heaps for your replies, very helpful. I'll spend the bit extra and core fill with concrete to get the best result.

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sillo78
Mar 12, 2013 12:14 pm
AlanKC
AlanKC
12 March 2013

Garage floor options

Garage floor options

The problem with screeding the slab as I see it is that the top of the…

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AlanKC
Mar 12, 2013 11:33 am
dvestate
dvestate
12 March 2013

New Homes Contract - Is this normal?

New Homes Contract - Is this normal?

Buy the time we signed the Full contract (HIA etc) everything had been through the council, waterboard approvals etc. This meant all selections, electricials, colours,…

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dvestate
Mar 12, 2013 9:21 am
tezza87
tezza87
12 March 2013

1st home builders

1st home builders

How do you check on landgate good to know they are on time. As for the lake at the park I'm not sure if it will be.

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tezza87
Mar 11, 2013 11:14 pm
tezza87
erik
erik
11 March 2013

Screen / Enclosing Balcony

Screen / Enclosing Balcony

Hi Luke I would use shadecloth. The woven type 50%. This is cheap, and comes in a width more than ample to run in one section. Get yourself some "Pryda Spot fixes". …

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erik
Mar 11, 2013 6:38 pm
tezzab
tezzab
11 March 2013

Boundary is 5m out in new subdivision

Boundary is 5m out in new subdivision

Good to know you are not alone. As several lots are involved, it might be that the Developer can pressure the Golf Club to re-establish affected pegs. The Golf Club…

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tezzab
Mar 11, 2013 3:37 pm
tezzab
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 March 2013

Concrete path around house

Concrete path around house

There must be a standard or maybe it is yet another conflict between the BCA and AS. If so, the BCA, as the primary document, should have hierarchal precedence but of…

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SaveH2O
Mar 11, 2013 1:50 pm
SaveH2O
CC101
CC101
10 March 2013

Garage Floor

Garage Floor

I am probably going to go for Berger Jet Dry - Heavy Duty , $80 for 4L.. I'm not sure how far that goes but it's made for heavy duty…

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CC101
Mar 10, 2013 1:29 pm
Team PD
Team PD
9 March 2013

New Porter Davis Display Centre at Warralily Now Open

New Porter Davis Display Centre at Warralily Now Open

Geelong is now home to all new inspirational World of Style interiors at Warralily Armstrong Creek, with two display homes now open - the brand new Canterbury and the…

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Team PD
Mar 09, 2013 1:53 pm
Team PD
dnawa
dnawa
8 March 2013

Soakage Trenches - How much should they cost?

Soakage Trenches - How much should they cost?

Just had a Filtrex septic system installed this week in WA and with a 3200L main tank and a 1200L secondary tank with a pump and 2X 20M leech or soakage trenches the total…

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dnawa
Mar 08, 2013 9:06 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 March 2013

Old Light socket rewiring 7 wires having issues

Old Light socket rewiring 7 wires having issues

Ok eleccy turned up checked it out said there was no earth on the Old or current lights and it was very dangerous fixed…

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SaveH2O
Mar 08, 2013 2:04 pm
SaveH2O
leighton
leighton
7 March 2013

slab or stumps

slab or stumps

I wrote an interesting (to me) article about this. If you want check my website clark new homes. cheerios

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leighton
Mar 07, 2013 4:21 pm
leighton
Ariosto
Ariosto
7 March 2013

Is It Worth It ?

Is It Worth It ?

We have chosen Stonecutters Ridge for our new house Project, so if we could have some advice and handy hints or secret gossip to keep us amused? We would appreciate that! Thanks

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Ariosto
Mar 07, 2013 11:43 am
Ariosto

buying lights overseas

buying lights overseas

I replaced my old lights in my bathroom the other weekend and found they weren't earthed, even though there was an earth terminal on the…

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installation inspector
Mar 06, 2013 7:39 pm
installation inspector
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mandy1144
Mar 06, 2013 5:47 pm
Homefinder
Homefinder
5 March 2013

Anybody bought land in THE RANGE Croydon

Anybody bought land in THE RANGE Croydon

Hi. I bought land in the range croydon . Anybody else living there or bought a land

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Homefinder
Mar 05, 2013 6:07 pm
Homefinder
contractor1
contractor1
4 March 2013

builder reviews - sorting out good and bad builders

builder reviews - sorting out good and bad builders

Hi, I've been having a little search through online because I've been done wrong by the builder I'm subcontracting to, and was looking to see if there was any negative…

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contractor1
Mar 04, 2013 10:43 pm
Beck75
Beck75
4 March 2013

Removing boundary fences

Removing boundary fences

The fence came down a couple of weeks ago and will be staying down for a few months. It can't go back up until the bricks have gone up. We did remove the fence ourselves.…

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Beck75
Mar 04, 2013 10:40 pm
Beck75
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 March 2013

Extending vs moving

Extending vs moving

A few years ago I compared prices for a client ( and my own curiosity ) regarding this. They were looking at adding a family room, a fourth bedroom, knocking a few walls…

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Stewie D
Mar 04, 2013 9:12 am
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
3 March 2013

Gainsborough trilock omni lever sets

Gainsborough trilock omni lever sets

Yes they are expensive, plus they take extra time to fit... so that upgrade is pretty reasonable. We got the standard tri locks, http://www.gainsboroughhardware.com.au/…

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mynameisjonas
Mar 03, 2013 7:37 pm
magolly
magolly
3 March 2013

Plastic Cornices

Plastic Cornices

Sorry if in wrong place. Not been in here much, had a look around but cannot find a thread/post relevent to my question :roll: I am attempting some renovating - mainly due to…

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magolly
Mar 03, 2013 6:07 pm
TomCat
TomCat
2 March 2013

Adelaide builder McCracken Homes ceases all projects, stops

Adelaide builder McCracken Homes ceases all projects, stops

Yes it is sad Helyn. I've heard a few people were happy with their homes. I hope you were. Leon in sales was fantastic. I will wait to see where he goes - maybe we'll…

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TomCat
Mar 02, 2013 12:57 am
TomCat
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
1 March 2013

retaining wall help ?

retaining wall help ?

I had a quote for 22m of retaining wall 3 sleepers high for$6,000! We ended up building it ourselves with the help of a friend for about $3,500

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Victoria_g06
Mar 01, 2013 1:19 pm
Victoria_g06
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 March 2013

Structural Engineer Question

Structural Engineer Question

Most engineers etc for small scale residential will consult their span and load tables but draw sections in 2D only which is what you will receive as structural drawings…

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Stewie D
Mar 01, 2013 9:55 am
travisaus
travisaus
1 March 2013

Sewerage and Water Certification in Brisbane

Sewerage and Water Certification in Brisbane

You need to have a seal off certificate for the connection that was connected to the old house (i.e. not the new one as part of the split). This generally only comes up…

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travisaus
Mar 01, 2013 9:31 am
travisaus
travisaus
28 February 2013

House Movers and costs

House Movers and costs

Maybe the OP can update with experiences if he's moved the house in the last 6 years :)

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travisaus
Feb 28, 2013 5:12 pm
Cody Drysdale
Cody Drysdale
28 February 2013

Anyone building in Oran Park [NSW]?

Anyone building in Oran Park [NSW]?

There's a few more of us. Sarah85 created a thread in the 'Building a New Home' section yesterday or the day before. (Losing my mind...work is hectic!)

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Cody Drysdale
Feb 28, 2013 1:05 pm
Cody Drysdale
AdamIrons
AdamIrons
28 February 2013

Renovating Garage to Bedroom

Renovating Garage to Bedroom

yea, i was kinda hoping that they put it down when they built the houses. it is a duplex and the houses are built side to side. There are the two garages between the 2…

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AdamIrons
Feb 28, 2013 12:25 pm
MrsT12
MrsT12
27 February 2013

Renovate or Demolish?

Renovate or Demolish?

Do you consider that amount a fair price for what you…

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MrsT12
Feb 27, 2013 9:34 am
MrsT12
leighton
leighton
27 February 2013

Bush block advice vic

Bush block advice vic

My advice is avoid BAL FZ. BAL 40 is not too bad, but find out what the costs will be first for your particular design. It might be more than you want to pay. My last two…

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leighton
Feb 27, 2013 3:47 am
leighton

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