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Stewie D
Stewie D
25 July 2013

what is my Ceiling made of?

what is my Ceiling made of?

I agree Uncle Arfur. It's pretty benign stuff - it used to be made from sugar cane leftovers plus a bit of glue to hold it all together hence the cane-ite name. It's…

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Stewie D
Jul 25, 2013 6:43 pm
Michael Dalgleish
Michael Dalgleish
25 July 2013

Understanding my Plans - Builder's Acronyms

Understanding my Plans - Builder's Acronyms

Hi Agape, Haven't really come across these ones before ... from your description it sounds like RH = rain head and SPR = spreaders both things to do with the drainage of…

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Michael Dalgleish
Jul 25, 2013 1:22 pm
DIY00
DIY00
25 July 2013

Hardwood door dust

Hardwood door dust

Thanks. Still breathing!

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DIY00
Jul 25, 2013 12:44 pm
Richard Rolfe
Richard Rolfe
25 July 2013

Anyone with Acreage - Come Say Hi

Anyone with Acreage - Come Say Hi
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Hi, In the last 3 years I've gone from 1000 acres to 46 acres to 9 acres to 5 acres, weening myself off it.

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Richard Rolfe
Jul 25, 2013 10:42 am
Richard Rolfe
Richard Rolfe
25 July 2013

Tile underlayment

Tile underlayment

Rough for grip, yes, but make sure it's not powdery or flaky. The waterproofing is the next thing to go over it, check with the waterproofer regarding warranty.

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Richard Rolfe
Jul 25, 2013 10:25 am
wallyworld
wallyworld
25 July 2013

South West Growth Centre

South West Growth Centre

To all building or living in the area, for those who don't know, seems we are making a very good investment for the distant future, the area will eventually house 300,000…

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wallyworld
Jul 25, 2013 10:19 am
navarch
navarch
23 July 2013

Can anyone tell me anything about C*llier Homes (Perth)?

Can anyone tell me anything about C*llier Homes (Perth)?

Hi arauch, We had similar good experience like yours during the pre-construction phase. A bit too early to say anything about construction as we have not started our…

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navarch
Jul 23, 2013 11:58 am
navarch
sonixspeedy
sonixspeedy
22 July 2013

Concrete pier required ?

Concrete pier required ?

Just a dose of reality Your 25 year structural warranty is next to worthless because if something does happen, builder will try to avoid…

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sonixspeedy
Jul 22, 2013 6:12 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
22 July 2013

Melamine robe collapsed - Please Help

Melamine robe collapsed - Please Help

A photo would help, but I assume its the L shaped shelving/hanging space along one wall and across the other that come stock standard in most BIR's, with a 70mm edge…

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 22, 2013 11:09 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 July 2013

Buying 5 metre sliding door direct from factory in China???

Buying 5 metre sliding door direct from factory in China???

thanks for that - yes, the smaller panels are so much cheaper - but unfortunately - I cannot talk my partner into going that way. I am also…

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ECOECO
Jul 20, 2013 11:38 am
ECOECO
rbalse
rbalse
18 July 2013

Water heating for remote bathrooms

Water heating for remote bathrooms

Thanks for that. Current HWS is an Aquamax gas. I had a look at Rinnai, and it seems to require a ring main involving new separate pipework back to the Aquamax (costly). I…

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rbalse
Jul 18, 2013 6:14 pm
custard
custard
18 July 2013

Paint Colour - Help

Paint Colour - Help

Have you looked at jasper or woodland grey, both would probably suit:)

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custard
Jul 18, 2013 3:15 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
18 July 2013

HELP - toilet exhaust fans continually banging!!!!

HELP - toilet exhaust fans continually banging!!!!

As a suggestion, could the damper be made slightly heavier by say gluing a very small weight on it to eliminate the flapping?

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 18, 2013 9:26 am
Vess
Vess
18 July 2013

Dynamic Thermal Simulation

Dynamic Thermal Simulation

There are 3 softwares that energy assessors can use. AccuRate, Bers and First Rate. Go to www.absa.net.au or www.bdav.org.au. These are the two accrediting agencies for…

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Vess
Jul 18, 2013 7:55 am
Rory Algate
Rory Algate
17 July 2013

Advice on new colourbond roof for dark red bricked home

Advice on new colourbond roof for dark red bricked home

Thx Kate....I agree I think a different coloured facia will break it up a little too.

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Rory Algate
Jul 18, 2013 12:58 am
Amancharmar
Amancharmar
17 July 2013

Change 1 batten fix to 4 LED lights after handover

Change 1 batten fix to 4 LED lights after handover

They will charge you for the wiring of the new points and the install. If you have batten they will only charge you install. Depends on how many are included in your…

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Amancharmar
Jul 17, 2013 11:50 pm
Amancharmar
Cranster1
Cranster1
17 July 2013

Extend or rebuild???? That is the question!

Extend or rebuild???? That is the question!

Well, we have a bank loan approved and are going to go ahead with the extension! Reasons: -The costs of the knock down are substantially higher than the extension. -We…

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Cranster1
Jul 17, 2013 12:27 pm
grom40
grom40
17 July 2013

Getting rid of sheet of asbestos??

Getting rid of sheet of asbestos??

I saw a home renovation show recently (think it was house calls to the rescue? It was late at night and I'm a bit of an insomniac lol) where they had to remove a bit of…

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grom40
Jul 17, 2013 12:03 pm
grom40
deluxes
deluxes
16 July 2013

Fencing Adelaide

Fencing Adelaide

Jenkins Dirtworks -0433 441 700: based Gawler/Northern Adelaide suburbs. great price, great work. Has done work for me and the owner is a good mate. I recommended them…

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deluxes
Jul 16, 2013 9:35 pm
deluxes
alexisalley
alexisalley
16 July 2013

house relocating

house relocating

Relocate to new home is very hectic job. Firstly you have to choose best match after that you have to carry whole bag ang baggage & home stuff. End of lease cleaning also…

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alexisalley
Jul 16, 2013 9:00 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
16 July 2013

Issue with the builder over the retaining wall

Issue with the builder over the retaining wall

A slap up job. I would not be happy with this at all. From the pics and what you have said I very much doubt any drainage is in-place. Given you can access one end of the…

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KnockItDown
Jul 16, 2013 12:21 pm
KnockItDown
StGeorgeBuild
StGeorgeBuild
16 July 2013

Limits of needing council approval

Limits of needing council approval

It depends what you plan to do. If its storing your caravan its probably ok. if its living in your caravan then different councils have different rules... some allow a…

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StGeorgeBuild
Jul 16, 2013 11:58 am
travisaus
travisaus
16 July 2013

Foxtel between rooms

Foxtel between rooms

There is - some of them cheap and some more expensive. What you want is a digital modulator. Belkin do an emitter that would work through a non-solid wall up to around 15m…

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travisaus
Jul 16, 2013 10:57 am
mirz
mirz
15 July 2013

Porter Davis New Website

Porter Davis New Website

A very nicely done update, possibly the most impressive building site I've seen. Well done! Looking forward to seeing the new 24seven section…

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mirz
Jul 15, 2013 8:29 pm
mirz
MGardz
MGardz
15 July 2013

Anyone building at Twin Creeks, Luddenham?

Anyone building at Twin Creeks, Luddenham?

Hello Just wondering if anyone who is building or has built at Twin Creeks has any feedback on the estate? We fell in love with an acre block and hoping to get some info…

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MGardz
Jul 15, 2013 11:56 am
MGardz
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lukedwalters
Jul 15, 2013 10:42 am
33amc
33amc
14 July 2013

When is out of tolerance brickwork not a bad job?

When is out of tolerance brickwork not a bad job?

qebtel picked it, What looks odd is the bricks put in backwards i.e. the burnt side facing out or it was a bad brick that shouldnt have been installed. Face bricks have 2…

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33amc
Jul 14, 2013 4:36 pm
qebtel
qebtel
14 July 2013

Negotiating deductions after B+P inspection?

Negotiating deductions after B+P inspection?

You dont have to justify yourself to the vendor about what you want to pay. A property is only worth what a particular buyer thinks it is worth at a point in time.Your B…

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qebtel
Jul 14, 2013 3:10 pm
anthonyc12
anthonyc12
13 July 2013

cert 4 building and construction

cert 4 building and construction

oh!!! cert 4 it is no much that difficult as it seems a bit of attentive study and reading at home can easily get you through this. if you are already in construction…

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anthonyc12
Jul 13, 2013 1:13 pm
sceen7
sceen7
13 July 2013

New neighbours and the eyesore...

New neighbours and the eyesore...
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In my estate, we can't even have everyday tv antennas on the roof, it has to go underground cable.We also can't park commercial vehicles with…

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sceen7
Jul 13, 2013 12:12 pm
vsters
vsters
11 July 2013

Site costs

Site costs

Thanks got a few k off :) .

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vsters
Jul 11, 2013 10:16 pm
CoopersCL
CoopersCL
10 July 2013

Clothes line dilemma - anyone got any ideas?

Clothes line dilemma - anyone got any ideas?

Hi there, If you have a north facing wall on the side of your house this would be the greatest spot to place your clothesline. A Wall Mount fold down attached to the…

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CoopersCL
Jul 10, 2013 1:58 pm
staceyd
staceyd
10 July 2013

Impact of the end of FHOG in Victoria?

Impact of the end of FHOG in Victoria?

We are first home owners, or will be soon. We decided to build instead of buy around the start of the year. The grant only applying to new builds would have made that…

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staceyd
Jul 10, 2013 11:00 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
10 July 2013

Adhesive to connect aluminium with paint/plaster

Adhesive to connect aluminium with paint/plaster

Not sure where or how you need to do this, but silicone or Sikaflex would be the way to go. Ed

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ECOECO
Jul 10, 2013 9:27 am
ECOECO
Kathryn the great
Kathryn the great
10 July 2013

New home

New home

Hello philkatjuleth Congratulations on your move. We also moved into Explorer Street just over 1 week ago. It was our first build and we were nervous as well. It has…

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Kathryn the great
Jul 10, 2013 7:01 am
tezzab
tezzab
9 July 2013

Reinforced Concrete frame structure

Reinforced Concrete frame structure

One company that has a similar system that at it's core uses your concept is…

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tezzab
Jul 09, 2013 8:23 pm
tezzab
acrebuild111
acrebuild111
8 July 2013

No hot water in a new Beechwood Home

No hot water in a new Beechwood Home

Were you able to sort it out? We have solar HWS installed by BW too and our booster switch is in the laundry. Hopefully you were able to sort it out

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acrebuild111
Jul 08, 2013 8:37 pm
AJW
AJW
8 July 2013

Outdoor TV

Outdoor TV

No offence BJ88 but Liquifi TV min price $3000 are you nuts?? I wouldn't put anything over $300 outside it will just get…

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AJW
Jul 08, 2013 7:08 pm
mirz
mirz
8 July 2013

Temporary Fencing on block of land

Temporary Fencing on block of land

Thanks for your replies. I have checked with few fencing companies and they are pricey. Stockland reckon I won't need to organize fencing if building start within first…

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mirz
Jul 08, 2013 6:42 pm
mirz
surfprado
surfprado
8 July 2013

Ownership of your plans before seeing a builder

Ownership of your plans before seeing a builder

Thanks Stewie, I have laser leveled the block and worked out elevations and how the build would sit

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surfprado
Jul 08, 2013 4:33 pm
surfprado
1rocky
1rocky
7 July 2013

Temporary Fencing on block of land

Temporary Fencing on block of land

give you a rough idea of price for temporary fencing we had 12 panels of fencing one month cost $230. this was to fence the pool till will could get the proper fencing…

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1rocky
Jul 07, 2013 8:03 pm
nick44
nick44
7 July 2013

FOOTINGS SIZE USING POSTS (Conrete or Timber)

FOOTINGS SIZE USING POSTS (Conrete or Timber)

Hi ... I have owner built on a slab before but never on stumps I am currently designing my new OB house. The bearer span and spacing is currently 1500 span and 1800…

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nick44
Jul 07, 2013 7:22 pm
Onewheel
Onewheel
7 July 2013

Cabinet maker recommendations

Cabinet maker recommendations

Thanks, I've not heard of them before. Will definitely do that :)

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Onewheel
Jul 07, 2013 4:52 pm
CC101
CC101
6 July 2013

Who is responsible for water getting in our roof space?

Who is responsible for water getting in our roof space?

not good at all. I am also having issues with my builder and am considerting taking them to building commission. Don't know if your builder is same as mine.

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CC101
Jul 06, 2013 7:55 pm
foate
foate
6 July 2013

Is this a photo of termites?

Is this a photo of termites?

Hi BJ88. It is a good point, but sometimes it's a labour of love. I've always wanted to renovate and it would be a lot more satisfying for us to slowly renovate than to…

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foate
Jul 06, 2013 8:54 am

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