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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
bronj
bronj
11 July 2012

HELP... My floor is hot!

HELP... My floor is hot!

Not sure what is standard in Scotland, but in Australia there is usually a body corporate or owners corporation that manages any subdivided property such as apartments. …

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bronj
Jul 11, 2012 3:10 pm

Costly insurance due building in new estate.

Costly insurance due building in new estate.

Insurance has gone up though, my current house has gone up from $64 per month to $98 per month... Thats a big increase - its due to the floods last year

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1sttimebuilding2012
Jul 11, 2012 12:22 am

Interest free Blinds??

Interest free Blinds??

Apollo also have Buy now Pay later option... Get three quotes and see whose is best... I will be interested because I will be looking at buying blinds for my new house next year.

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1sttimebuilding2012
Jul 11, 2012 12:18 am
namweng
namweng
10 July 2012

Demolishing Dilemma

Demolishing Dilemma

Thanks this is much appreciated. Looks like it is only sticking out by about 10 - 15 cm. Not sure if we can get away with the builder with it.

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namweng
Jul 10, 2012 10:48 am
Methec
Methec
10 July 2012

Builders Warranty Insurance Vic Help

Builders Warranty Insurance Vic Help

Okay, here's an update - builder has emailed me back. The Builder will take out the Builder Warranty Insurance and supply a certificate of currency - naturally this will…

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Methec
Jul 10, 2012 10:39 am

the crossover would be at a 30+ degree angle from the street to the 1m mark over the main. The council won't let you go for that steep a…

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Stewie D
Jul 10, 2012 9:40 am
ms_caz
ms_caz
10 July 2012

Are in-wall cisterns noisy for adjacent room?

Are in-wall cisterns noisy for adjacent room?

How often would you be using both rooms simultaneously? If people are in the home theatre room watching a movie, is there going to be a constant flow (excuse the pun - I…

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ms_caz
Jul 10, 2012 6:56 am
Zarli
Zarli
9 July 2012

Your Variable Rate Home Loan

Your Variable Rate Home Loan

BANK : Bankwest RATE : 6.03% LOAN : $400k OFFSET : Yes SPECIALS : No monthly fees

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Zarli
Jul 09, 2012 6:25 pm
Zarli
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
8 July 2012

Project Builder V'S A Builder

Project Builder V'S A Builder

I went with a good sized (about 15 houses per year) custom home builder. I was able to change anything at any time and only pay the difference (no…

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theanonyuser
Jul 08, 2012 5:54 pm
Stig
Stig
7 July 2012

HELP!!!

HELP!!!

woodland grey or monument trims would look good. Cheers Stig

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Stig
Jul 07, 2012 11:53 pm
TashnStu77
TashnStu77
7 July 2012

Scyon Linea Board - 150 or 180mm?

Scyon Linea Board - 150 or 180mm?

Hi everyone, well we have chosen 180mm for our linea board cladding but we are just wondering if we should have just stuck with the smaller 150mm? We are building a…

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TashnStu77
Jul 07, 2012 7:32 pm
TashnStu77
nrh157
nrh157
6 July 2012

Second hand pallets anyone?

Second hand pallets anyone?

Hi, we have a new motor bike warehouse where we work, they get new bikes in on custom crates & need to dump them after they unpack. Maybe call by your local outlet?

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nrh157
Jul 06, 2012 6:45 pm
nrh157
Laila
Laila
10 August 2012

Renovating small flats/apartments for profit?

Renovating small flats/apartments for profit?

I am obviously clueless about Turkey but here there is body corporates to deal with and possible maintenance/strata fees, you would want to check this out when you are…

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Laila
Aug 10, 2012 8:55 pm
Phil1978
Phil1978
5 July 2012

Floor tiles

Floor tiles

I layed the tiles so i used sufficent amount of glue its not just one tile thats my concern some areas in the hallway its 3-4 in a row and various other places around the…

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Phil1978
Jul 05, 2012 10:11 pm
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Peter Clear
Jul 05, 2012 6:51 pm
leithm1
leithm1
5 July 2012

Filling in scored lines on fake limestone finish

Filling in scored lines on fake limestone finish

house is rendered but lines have been scored to make it look like limestone blocks. Is there a product suitable for 'fillling' in these scored lines (not that deep) and…

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leithm1
Jul 05, 2012 6:01 pm
Kempe
Kempe
5 July 2012

Plastering advice

Plastering advice

Repairing crack in ceiling and have backstrapped and intend to fill with base cote then paper tape and top coat. Have limited experience of doing this and previously had…

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Kempe
Jul 05, 2012 3:46 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
5 July 2012

please help - flaking paint!

please help - flaking paint!

If your painter used acrylic straight over enamel without the appropriate undercoat it will peel/lift off easily with contact

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 05, 2012 5:37 am
home2decorate
home2decorate
4 July 2012

Bedroom wardrobe doors

Bedroom wardrobe doors

You can search in your local area online by the internet and can get information also you can search our website home2decor.com, we also provide such type of services.

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home2decorate
Jul 04, 2012 9:25 pm
mid60s
mid60s
4 July 2012

Flooding under house

Flooding under house

Thanks building-expert, we have contacted the insurer and they have said the builder is not dead, not insolvent and as long as he has an answering service he has not…

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mid60s
Jul 04, 2012 8:47 pm
delatite13
delatite13
4 July 2012

Sewage (from neighbours repair work) spilling on my property

Sewage (from neighbours repair work) spilling on my property

As B Star said, he is the "owner" of the sewerage pipes on his property. However unless he is a registered plumber he cannot do any work on the sewerage system. Any work…

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delatite13
Jul 04, 2012 8:24 pm
delatite13
paulw11
paulw11
4 July 2012

Steel Framed Houses

Steel Framed Houses

Hi We have a steel frame and the frame was in the rain for a good few weeks before the roof and bricks went up. I didn't see any evidence of corrosion. The frame is…

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paulw11
Jul 04, 2012 6:37 pm
building-expert
building-expert
4 July 2012

Termites in my Garden..

Termites in my Garden..

Find a pestie experienced in baiting stations. You can kill off a colony with baiting and that means it is highly targeted instead of indiscriminate chemical spraying…

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building-expert
Jul 04, 2012 3:15 pm
building-expert
steveandmary
steveandmary
4 July 2012

Evacuated tube solar HWS in Perth

Evacuated tube solar HWS in Perth

Heya :) I asked about this a while ago when we were first looking at options... the reno is marching along a a rapid pace and now we really need to make a decision on which…

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steveandmary
Jul 04, 2012 1:55 am
71monaro
71monaro
3 July 2012

Soil dumped not being removed

Soil dumped not being removed

My neighbour has had it removed (well most of it) . I hope this has not caused any ill feelings between us as I am sure it shouldn't be their problem, but should have been…

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71monaro
Jul 03, 2012 10:55 pm
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 9:34 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 8:18 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 11:35 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 10:05 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 9:54 pm

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