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leighton
leighton
29 May 2013

Renovated house without restumping- Problem?

Renovated house without restumping- Problem?

A report is a good idea. I think the comment by Greenify might be on the money. A lot of concrete shedding water under the house. Where will the water then go?

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leighton
May 29, 2013 9:57 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
29 May 2013

privacy from 2 story neighbours!!

privacy from 2 story neighbours!!
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What kek says is right. These are regulations managed by the Relevant Building Surveyor. The issue is what is there first? An existing dwelling will "control" the new one.…

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leighton
May 29, 2013 9:53 am
leighton
gzk
gzk
29 May 2013

Flat roof tiles and imperfections

Flat roof tiles and imperfections

They have agreed to get the tile manufacturer to fix the loose valley tiles (which you can't really see very well in these photos) without any argument, but the ones that…

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gzk
May 29, 2013 9:43 am
leighton
leighton
29 May 2013

Where to put the garage ?

Where to put the garage ?

Where is the crossover? Where does the sun come up? How much fall is there? What is the house design? So much to consider. We usually like to get the garage floor on the…

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leighton
May 29, 2013 9:43 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
29 May 2013

What kind of ceiling do you call this?

What kind of ceiling do you call this?

It is a raked ceiling but it also has exposed beams. We used to do a lot of them in the eighties but went out of fashion plus hard to get good carpenters to do the cuts as…

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leighton
May 29, 2013 8:48 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
29 May 2013

Chains hanging from eaves of new homes

Chains hanging from eaves of new homes

I think these answers highlight the complexity of construction in 2013. I would like all home builders to remember that when they think that their builder has done…

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leighton
May 29, 2013 8:40 am
leighton
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ECOECO
May 29, 2013 8:34 am
ECOECO
miteq
miteq
28 May 2013

Selling an established tree

Selling an established tree

Not really hoping for $1500 by the way :lol: but for $100, pfft, more trouble than its worth. Will ask in landscaping. Thanks for the help guys

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miteq
May 28, 2013 10:21 am
miteq
zircon
zircon
27 May 2013

Online Lighting Shops

Online Lighting Shops

I've got lights from micalighting.com.au before.

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zircon
May 27, 2013 9:57 pm
greenfish
greenfish
27 May 2013

outdoor bath.

outdoor bath.

and check to see if you are in a flight path...... ;)

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greenfish
May 27, 2013 9:35 pm
greenfish
Bennlow
Bennlow
27 May 2013

Installing bifold doors, can I remove tie down rods?

Installing bifold doors, can I remove tie down rods?

Thanks for the feedback stewie, I will take your advice and get an engineer around, don't want my roof flying off, we are in a potential cyclone zone. I shouldn't have to…

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Bennlow
May 27, 2013 7:32 pm
hachy
hachy
27 May 2013

Beige Floor tiles and a white kitchen? Help please.

Beige Floor tiles and a white kitchen? Help please.

yep apparently they are light biege tiles. i am sure whatever you pick it will look lovely :D

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hachy
May 27, 2013 11:08 am
hachy
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 May 2013

Protecting melamine from damp air

Protecting melamine from damp air

The surface of melamine is actually pretty water-resistant ( note : water-resistant not water-proof ). Moisture gets into the cut edge of melamine and starts to break it…

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Stewie D
May 26, 2013 7:17 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
26 May 2013

Objection to valuation of Council rates

Objection to valuation of Council rates
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The problem is that Local Government is not a Commercial world - as evidenced by no competition - the same rules do not apply. Often it is…

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ECOECO
May 26, 2013 6:30 pm
ECOECO
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 May 2013

Floor plans v's perspective drawings to scale

Floor plans v's perspective drawings to scale

Most floorplans and elevations are drawn to 1:100. Perspectives and any other kind of view whether rendered or not are usually derived or simply 3D versions of these and…

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Stewie D
May 25, 2013 11:44 pm
Stig
Stig
25 May 2013

Old bank building

Old bank building
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Hey kass1960 Any updated photos , how are things going ? cheers Stig

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Stig
May 25, 2013 10:25 pm
timbo43
timbo43
25 May 2013

Tree Removal - Vegetation Protection Overlay

Tree Removal - Vegetation Protection Overlay

Hi Happy I live in Brissy so maybe all different to where u live We had the Victorian rules applied to us in 2011 In 2011 I applied for a building permit, Council did a…

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timbo43
May 25, 2013 8:09 pm
mswilmot
mswilmot
25 May 2013

Decking built on concrete paving

Decking built on concrete paving

Are you talking about small concrete pavers that cover a large area or a single concrete slab that you want to deck over? Just over a year ago, I put a deck over the…

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mswilmot
May 25, 2013 4:56 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 May 2013

Houses with names

Houses with names

IMO a name is up to the inhabitant. So long as it isn't to "grand" or silly ... ;)

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Saint Mike
May 24, 2013 2:40 pm
Saint Mike
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 May 2013

Gas heater ducted TH4X30

Gas heater ducted TH4X30

You should really ask this question in the Heating, Cooling & Insulation section viewforum.php?f=20 Stewie

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Stewie D
May 24, 2013 9:19 am
mimi23
mimi23
24 May 2013

NBN in Grandvue, Officer?

NBN in Grandvue, Officer?

There are still some titled blocks with the NBN available in stage 12 or 13 "The Curran Release" in Arena. We could be neighbours :wink: Grandvue is lovely though and some…

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mimi23
May 24, 2013 2:13 am
mimi23
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
23 May 2013

Plans from Council - 1950's weatherboard

Plans from Council - 1950's weatherboard

Very unlikely that there will be any plans on record but it never hurts to ask. You will most likely have to get a draftsman to come document existing conditions, site plan, etc.

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Bluesuede
May 23, 2013 10:09 am
Bluesuede
delatite13
delatite13
22 May 2013

Covering wall pipes and wires

Covering wall pipes and wires

Go to your local sheetmetal/steel retailer. They should be able to fold you up something in a colourbond colour suitable for what you need.

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delatite13
May 22, 2013 11:15 pm
delatite13
Catnap
Catnap
22 May 2013

Balcony/verandah inspections??

Balcony/verandah inspections??

Hi, this is my first post so hope I'm in right place... Anyone got some advice on having our existing decked balcony inspected? We need to replace the balustrade but this…

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Catnap
May 22, 2013 1:45 pm
bashworth
bashworth
21 May 2013

Fencing, retaining walls and driveways

Fencing, retaining walls and driveways

Retaining walls will probably be needed before Fencing. You may not have much control about when the fencing goes in if your neighbours ask for fencing. There is a legal…

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bashworth
May 21, 2013 10:37 pm
bashworth
aki84
aki84
21 May 2013

Colorbond Fence Costs in Perth

Colorbond Fence Costs in Perth

We had our fence installed by Southside Fencing recently. Very good price and excellent service. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for fencing in Perth. The…

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aki84
May 21, 2013 6:19 pm
gzk
gzk
21 May 2013

NBN for dummies? Help please...

NBN for dummies? Help please...

The libs, I believe, are planning to roll out Fibre To The Node (specifically VDSL2+ - similar to the DSL that's prevalent now but faster because the loop is shorter) in…

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gzk
May 21, 2013 11:00 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 May 2013

Drainage Issue - Help Needed

Drainage Issue - Help Needed

The foreground house wall appears to have wet patches on the bottom bricks. Does water also pool along here as well?

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SaveH2O
May 20, 2013 10:06 am
SaveH2O
jcbissor
jcbissor
19 May 2013

3d walkthrough virtual tour software

3d walkthrough virtual tour software

Google sketchup is amazing! "Walked through" our Goodlife Bravo floor plan last night after my other house spent the night drawing it up, looks great! Can customize…

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jcbissor
May 19, 2013 3:39 pm
jcbissor
jcbissor
jcbissor
19 May 2013

Madison Alkimos road trip

Madison Alkimos road trip

Going to visit the Madison Goodlife display in Alkimos WA today, (we live in Mandurah so massive trek!) Hear this display is the closest to the Bravo which we are about to…

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jcbissor
May 19, 2013 3:27 pm
jcbissor
waxinggibbous
waxinggibbous
18 May 2013

Basic BASIX question

Basic BASIX question

Thanks Ed - exactly the answer I wanted. My first run through the BASIX certificate gave me a really high 'pass' rating on things like taps, windows, water use etc. By…

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waxinggibbous
May 18, 2013 1:31 pm
waxinggibbous
mysweetbrick
mysweetbrick
18 May 2013

HIA Sydney Home Show - Half Price Tickets!

HIA Sydney Home Show - Half Price Tickets!
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Thanks so much for my tickets! I'll be there on Sunday. Cheers, Janice

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mysweetbrick
May 18, 2013 11:50 am
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
18 May 2013

HIA Contract Help

HIA Contract Help

If you think the time is excessive - tell them and request it be amended! You don't have to sign a contract as-is and can always negotiate and change or even remove…

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Bluesuede
May 18, 2013 11:22 am
Bluesuede

Noisy H-beams ... little bit scared.

Noisy H-beams ... little bit scared.

Out of curiosity what area did you build in? I have exactly the same issues and slab heave has been identified as the underlying problem.

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Slab Heave Recipient
May 18, 2013 12:10 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 May 2013

Height of ceilings in living and bedrooms

Height of ceilings in living and bedrooms

Well I've been in a lot of houses and units in my time and I've never seen any of them where all the rooms had ceiling heights that low. A few of…

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Stewie D
May 17, 2013 9:55 pm
mandv
mandv
16 May 2013

Clipsal

Clipsal

why dont you just purchase from an Electrical Wholesaler?

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mandv
May 16, 2013 3:20 pm
The Judge
The Judge
15 May 2013

Building columns for driveway gates

Building columns for driveway gates

Hi guys. I'm looking for a bit of advice on my next small project. I am going to put a gate across my driveway and am planning on building the columns using 2 cement…

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The Judge
May 15, 2013 12:50 pm
The Judge
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
14 May 2013

Chromagen solar Hotwater

Chromagen solar Hotwater
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we were warned about that but also got told that once the warranty is up you can fiddle and fix that little annoyance ;)

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xxkatxx
May 15, 2013 12:22 am
delatite13
delatite13
14 May 2013

colourbond garage/shed questions

colourbond garage/shed questions

Like others our new shed 16L x 9W x 3.6H went on the slab rather than poured inside. All our columns are RHS 100x150 with base plates. Holes were drilled in the slab…

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delatite13
May 14, 2013 2:05 pm
delatite13
leighton
leighton
13 May 2013

Building inspection help

Building inspection help

My advice is to steer away from the usuals. These are advocates rather than experts. PM me if you want to know the experts. They do cost a lot but are highly respected at…

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leighton
May 13, 2013 9:47 pm
leighton
paulw11
paulw11
12 May 2013

Electrical

Electrical

Perhaps you could contact an electrician or two for quotes and ask them what cable they need? For legal liability reasons I don't think anyone here will be willing to…

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paulw11
May 12, 2013 7:51 pm
33amc
33amc
10 May 2013

Wanting to start a reno as a hobby/business.

Wanting to start a reno as a hobby/business.

Whats your back up plan if you cant flip the property quickly once the face lift is done? I think you need to be financially prepared to have to hang on to the property…

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33amc
May 10, 2013 6:20 pm
roundbathcompany
roundbathcompany
10 May 2013

Toilet Cracked need some info.

Toilet Cracked need some info.

just a warning=do not use a cracked toilet pan,they can break apart at anytime

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roundbathcompany
May 10, 2013 4:31 pm
roundbathcompany
roundbathcompany
10 May 2013

Water hammer

Water hammer

ways to remedy 1=instal hammer arrestors on hot and cold washing machine taps as these will be the worst when washing machine and dishwasher solenoid slams on and…

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roundbathcompany
May 10, 2013 4:24 pm
roundbathcompany
roundbathcompany
10 May 2013

Unlicensed tradie experiences

Unlicensed tradie experiences

Always ask to view there license or contractors authority same size as a drivers license issued by department of fairtrading nsw it shows there license number name and…

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roundbathcompany
May 10, 2013 4:13 pm
Jm14
Jm14
8 May 2013

Delayed land settlement

Delayed land settlement

I spoke to my administrator this morning and she's happy to delay the contract signing and have it done close to land settlement date, hopefully that will save us from…

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Jm14
May 08, 2013 9:48 pm
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BronLee5
May 07, 2013 4:14 pm
navs
navs
7 May 2013

Fencing and Boundary Question...

Fencing and Boundary Question...

In WA but we have something similar called the dividing fences guide. I spoke with the building commission here last week and they gave similar advice. I think we will…

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navs
May 07, 2013 3:59 pm

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