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Ranson52
Ranson52
8 August 2012

Fixing Eye Bolts to Ceiling Joists

Fixing Eye Bolts to Ceiling Joists

Point taken, but functionality and lack of potential damage will be greeted with a more positive response by the female management. And at the end of the day, we all know…

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Ranson52
Aug 08, 2012 12:42 pm
mr.21
mr.21
7 August 2012

Epoxy in Mernda/Doreen

Epoxy in Mernda/Doreen

ASA / Bostik are the best suppliers for VIC . They are based just off camp rd in Broadmeadows/Campbellfield. Great product, pretty straight…

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mr.21
Aug 07, 2012 1:03 pm
mr.21
springtime
springtime
7 August 2012

Taking off sticky tape marks off a new mirrior

Taking off sticky tape marks off a new mirrior

Thankyou to everyone who has posted their suggestions, very useful indeed! Hmmm, white vinegar eh? sounds simple enough :th: , I'll try it on my washing machine, I still have…

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springtime
Aug 07, 2012 10:59 am
jj1
jj1
7 August 2012

How long to build????

How long to build????

NSW (check it on my forum piece)

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jj1
Aug 07, 2012 10:08 am
monkeypantz
monkeypantz
6 August 2012

Eden Brae - $50k ontop of FIXED PRICE TENDER is that legal?

Eden Brae - $50k ontop of FIXED PRICE TENDER is that legal?

It's hard to know what the answer is without seeing the document, which is why it's so important to get a lawyer to look at it. Lots of "fixed price" contracts will have…

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monkeypantz
Aug 06, 2012 12:55 pm
building-expert
building-expert
6 August 2012

Waffle pod slabs

Waffle pod slabs

Three things that come to mind for waffle pod slabs is that they are stiffer, quicker to build and cheaper. Things against: polystyrene is termite friendly and if you…

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building-expert
Aug 06, 2012 12:25 pm
building-expert
shellbelle
shellbelle
5 August 2012

stack stone letterbox

stack stone letterbox

oh sth morang is good for me (in wallan) and i will check out this other link thanks heaps :-)

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shellbelle
Aug 05, 2012 10:21 pm
donuts9999
donuts9999
5 August 2012

wakaflex

wakaflex

hi, i need to get some flashing done on our top story where the foam meets the roof tiles, has anyone used or know much about wakaflex? would it be suitable for this and…

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donuts9999
Aug 05, 2012 8:43 pm
Dexterredcat
Dexterredcat
4 August 2012

Fish Tank in Perth

Fish Tank in Perth

Very late in replying to this thread but anyway....... Another thing you can do that I think makes a tank visually stimulating is to have a planted tank. And use aquarium…

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Dexterredcat
Aug 05, 2012 12:52 am
Dexterredcat
Deemaree
Deemaree
4 August 2012

Newbie Here. Need Advise On New Land and package.

Newbie Here. Need Advise On New Land and package.

Be aware that the details about FHOG in that link are now out of date.

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Deemaree
Aug 04, 2012 10:06 pm
Deemaree
Big Nath
Big Nath
4 August 2012

Mature age Apprenticeship - Electrical - questions - advice?

Mature age Apprenticeship - Electrical - questions - advice?

I'm a first year electrical apprentice here in Perth. I'm 30 and my base wage is mid sixty, not including overtime or super. I'm in the commercial side of things. Not…

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Big Nath
Aug 04, 2012 1:08 am
Big Nath
kek
kek
2 August 2012

Builder fined for misleading brochures

Builder fined for misleading brochures

My experience with our builder and one or two others that I looked at was that we received a base price, an estimated range for site costs, plus a full printed listing of…

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kek
Aug 02, 2012 3:32 pm
kek
barker
barker
2 August 2012

independant inspection

independant inspection

I have heard nothing but good reports about Archicentre. They kind of specialise in this thing. They are not cheap though. I was going to use them but they don't travel to…

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barker
Aug 02, 2012 2:11 pm
barker
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 August 2012

Question about modifying/using another builders design...

Question about modifying/using another builders design...

Well I've had clients in the past who have enquired about using someone elses design to be told that it would cost them $15,000 for the privilege. They got me to draw…

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Stewie D
Aug 01, 2012 1:01 pm
bashworth
bashworth
31 July 2012

Site reports and soil tests

Site reports and soil tests

I would have said that $1500/m2 builds a reasonable standard project house on a level block near a major city. That's by the time you have paid extra for foundations and a…

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bashworth
Jul 31, 2012 8:27 pm
bashworth
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
31 July 2012

Saphire Pools The worst experience ever!

Saphire Pools The worst experience ever!

While it doesn't excuse his behaviour, I guess the bobcat operator was worried about driving over your boarded limestone and decking as he would have been held responsible…

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 31, 2012 3:34 pm
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macoi11
Jul 30, 2012 9:32 pm
Billp
Billp
30 July 2012

Sewer Manhole Prices

Sewer Manhole Prices

I am currently buying a house with a sewerage main right through the middle of the block. I am prepared to move the damned thing but am getting all sorts of mixed…

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Billp
Jul 30, 2012 6:30 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
29 July 2012

Private surveyor and council

Private surveyor and council

Yeh hopefully all ok now have moved proposed concrete slab and pool fence off easement. And yes the surveyor did miss a code on the plan of subdivision lucky we had rain…

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kassan1973
Jul 29, 2012 9:13 pm
amits
amits
2 August 2012

Selling dual occupancy dwelling

Selling dual occupancy dwelling

I don't want to sell them at this stage but want to explore my options for future.

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amits
Aug 02, 2012 10:56 am
ChristineX
ChristineX
29 July 2012

Demolition question Perth

Demolition question Perth

I've got a demolitioner, and I've just been back to sort out the remaining wheelie bin (yellow). The vultures are back - the oil pan and oil that some bugger used to…

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ChristineX
Jul 29, 2012 6:23 pm
susiebunt
susiebunt
27 July 2012

Soil / Fill Removal - Sydney

Soil / Fill Removal - Sydney

ill take it lol but i have no way of getting it to my place in spring farm apparently it costs a fortune

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susiebunt
Jul 27, 2012 9:10 pm
kek
kek
27 July 2012

Mudbrick feedback

Mudbrick feedback

Friends of ours built a mud brick home 20-odd years ago and had no problems with weather affecting the structure. The finished walls are rendered anyway - I don't know if…

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kek
Jul 27, 2012 6:46 pm
kek
pipeperfectplumber
pipeperfectplumber
30 July 2012

Laundry behind sliding or bifold door in Rumpus Room??

Laundry behind sliding or bifold door in Rumpus Room??

Bifolds have the advantage of little dead space which might be useful but you'll have to plan for how they triangulate out into the room. A sliding door means that a part…

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pipeperfectplumber
Jul 30, 2012 12:03 pm
pipeperfectplumber
kek
kek
26 July 2012

Bad workmanship on tiling?

Bad workmanship on tiling?

Try contacting NT Consumer Affairs for advice: http://www.nt.gov.au/justice/consaffairs/index.shtml If they're not the right folks to handle…

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kek
Jul 26, 2012 9:23 pm
kek
ausdesign
ausdesign
25 July 2012

Adding and Removing Windows During Build

Adding and Removing Windows During Build

1. If the plans were subject to a planning application originally then a 'variation' to the planning application will be required in most cases. 2. Light & Ventilation…

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ausdesign
Jul 25, 2012 11:40 am
ausdesign
springtime
springtime
24 July 2012

Studio M, LED downlights...

Studio M, LED downlights...

Hi tmv, I just wanted to say we have just finished building our house & have 65 LED downlights installed. They are the best , I can tell you they make the house look…

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springtime
Jul 24, 2012 9:18 pm
oneness
oneness
24 July 2012

PLUMBERS.....HELP HOW TO LOCATE WATER PIPES IN BRICK WALL???

PLUMBERS.....HELP HOW TO LOCATE WATER PIPES IN BRICK WALL???

If you are really concerned just get up in the roof and see if there are any plumbing pipes running into the wall directly above where you want…

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oneness
Jul 24, 2012 1:05 pm
stormjr
stormjr
23 July 2012

Brisbane City Council Retaining Laws

Brisbane City Council Retaining Laws

I think they misunderstood! You can probably only build a 1m retaining wall without permits, but that doesn't remove the need for a larger wall! Try and talk with them…

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stormjr
Jul 23, 2012 11:44 pm
building-expert
building-expert
22 July 2012

Avenues for resolving issues with a builder (Victoria)

Avenues for resolving issues with a builder (Victoria)

JB1 makes some good points Firstly, yes it is unlikely that OP's problem would have been picked up at final inspection because it is a latent defect and there are no…

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building-expert
Jul 22, 2012 3:38 pm
building-expert
mgilla
mgilla
22 July 2012

rusty gang nails on trusses

rusty gang nails on trusses

Not after 40-50Yrs, it's would probably be just surface rust from condensation within the roof cavity. But if you are serious about buying a property point it out to the…

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mgilla
Jul 22, 2012 3:28 pm
kek
kek
21 July 2012

PorterDavis Inspect Cert of Completion items not complete

PorterDavis Inspect Cert of Completion items not complete

You need to request the builder to rectify the fault, IN WRITING. Send your letter by registered mail, enclosing a copy of their certificate with the notation as well as a…

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kek
Jul 21, 2012 2:53 pm
kek
jewel18
jewel18
20 July 2012

Bunya vs The Ponds

Bunya vs The Ponds

I am in similar situation. But looks like we will build a house in Bunya. Where did you finally go?

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jewel18
Jul 20, 2012 4:36 pm
Integrity
Integrity
19 July 2012

Determining year of NCC (BCA) for commercial projects?

Determining year of NCC (BCA) for commercial projects?

It would have to be the construction drawings that are submitted to Council for final building approval. Even major commercial projects still need to be issued with a…

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Integrity
Jul 20, 2012 12:35 am
mgilla
mgilla
19 July 2012

tiling over new render?

tiling over new render?

Generally not, first go over the render and tap it with a key to ensure there are not drummy spots. If you find any chip them out back to bare brick, your tiler should be…

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mgilla
Jul 19, 2012 6:05 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
19 July 2012

Photobucket is driving me nuts

Photobucket is driving me nuts

You could try IMGUR where you upload your photos and provide the link to it here

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 19, 2012 2:03 pm
Dream House 82
Dream House 82
18 July 2012

A thread for Queenslanders :-)

A thread for Queenslanders :-)
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi, we are building in Bundaberg. We've lived in Brisbane and Mackay also. It's gone well so far. We definitely know a lot more now than we did previously. At this…

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Dream House 82
Jul 18, 2012 9:59 pm
B STAR
B STAR
18 July 2012

Sanctuary Energy Offer

Sanctuary Energy Offer

who gets the export credits

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B STAR
Jul 18, 2012 10:31 am
Michelle
Michelle
23 July 2012

we r building a new house

we r building a new house

Its very hard to pick colours for a façade not knowing the style of the façade. Some colours go well with certain styles and some don't. :(

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Michelle
Jul 23, 2012 8:39 pm
Michelle
delatite13
delatite13
13 July 2012

Home insurance for unoccupied home

Home insurance for unoccupied home

Have a look at our link. We found insurance but at a very large price. Yes it is available, but it ain't cheap. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=57934

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delatite13
Jul 13, 2012 10:30 pm
delatite13
zahirarose
zahirarose
13 July 2012

Running Water Pipes through slabs and ceilings

Running Water Pipes through slabs and ceilings

Hi Builderforlife, thank you for your quick reply. This is such a relief. I saw a house built a few years ago and the water pipes were nothing more than what I'd use for…

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zahirarose
Jul 13, 2012 3:24 pm
namweng
namweng
13 July 2012

Sewage capping plumer certificate dilemmma

Sewage capping plumer certificate dilemmma

Thank you again for your reply. I will check with the demolishers.

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namweng
Jul 13, 2012 12:31 pm
stormjr
stormjr
13 July 2012

Same electrical circuit for 2 small air-cons - is it legal ?

Same electrical circuit for 2 small air-cons - is it legal ?

As far as I know there is no legal requirement for two circuits, the law basically says so long as the circuit performs as intended (and meets every other rule) it's…

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stormjr
Jul 13, 2012 8:58 am
fifteensixty
fifteensixty
12 July 2012

digital tv aerial help - no fibre for a month

digital tv aerial help - no fibre for a month

well im not sure why but it seems we must be in a good reception area. i havent done anything about an aerial yet we get tv reception. glitch's a bit of a night for an…

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fifteensixty
Jul 12, 2012 12:38 pm
fifteensixty
TEENAFE
TEENAFE
12 July 2012

House starting

House starting

Yes.. I feel the same.. I have complained, but been told that our complaint is unmerited. Good luck with it :)

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TEENAFE
Jul 12, 2012 11:25 am
building-expert
building-expert
11 July 2012

humidity level recommendations in homes

humidity level recommendations in homes

If your subfloor is well ventilated you wont have problems with it. In blocked air spaces humidity will increase (from ground moisture etc) Permanent high levels of…

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building-expert
Jul 11, 2012 7:40 pm
building-expert


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