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We've just moved into our new off the plan apartment and the built in cupboards don't have drawers. I guess when it comes with OTP you can never figure exactly what you're…

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michellew090
Aug 10, 2017 8:45 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 August 2017

slab poured yesterday and framing started next day

slab poured yesterday and framing started next day

mickzoey Not so.. you will need to check your wind loading category and plate-> Frame anchoring system I've seen dynabolts & Hilti explosive anchors cracking slab edges…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 10, 2017 7:49 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Garyd51
Garyd51
10 August 2017

front storm door

front storm door

I'm gonna buy a storm door. Is right hand or left hand an issue for consideration??

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Garyd51
Aug 10, 2017 3:12 am
amyaamanda
amyaamanda
9 August 2017

What is this material

What is this material

This is look like a Plastic Glass Fibre!!!

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amyaamanda
Aug 09, 2017 11:26 pm
gommeqld
gommeqld
9 August 2017

Karndean Loose Lay Vinyl

Karndean Loose Lay Vinyl

I'd suggest neither. We looked at Karndean a couple of years ago but decided against it because of the high cost and (if I recall correctly) the subsequent need to…

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gommeqld
Aug 09, 2017 7:11 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 August 2017

Christmas shut down - Metricon

Christmas shut down - Metricon

We were surprised how quickly our lot - not Metricon - came back after Christmas. But as said above - ask them.

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Saint Mike
Aug 09, 2017 3:23 pm
Saint Mike
Nawsome
Nawsome
9 August 2017

Damaged kerb

Damaged kerb

For faster response from council - it helps to have exact location (street number, not just the street) and to also indicate possible pedestrian traffic. For example, is…

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Nawsome
Aug 09, 2017 2:25 pm
Nawsome
Bri1234
Bri1234
8 August 2017

Power pits

Power pits

This is probably a bit late but my understanding is power pits are installed between 2 properties and can be used by both. We are doing a KDRB and are waiting for the…

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Bri1234
Aug 09, 2017 12:10 am
Bri1234
dickens090
dickens090
8 August 2017

Rights with fixing defects? hand over in 3 days! (VIC)

Rights with fixing defects? hand over in 3 days! (VIC)

You have the right to stay there. Have you ever tried call the related organizations.

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dickens090
Aug 08, 2017 9:21 pm
GLO
GLO
7 August 2017

How does no gas impact Basix score?

How does no gas impact Basix score?

Already using induction, 3Kw solar (but want 10kw) and off peak hot water.(would consider heatpipe hw or distant 2nd heatpump hw)

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GLO
Aug 07, 2017 10:39 pm
arodc
arodc
7 August 2017

Patching holes in galvanised fence posts

Patching holes in galvanised fence posts

I have some galvinised fence posts I need to paint. They previously had some fixings attached to them which I have…

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arodc
Aug 07, 2017 1:35 pm
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Berek
Aug 06, 2017 9:22 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
6 August 2017

Building Inspector - Help

Building Inspector - Help

Colin, different area to you but we're paying $2400 for all inspections on a 36 square single storey. Inspections are / were: Pre Pour/Base Inspection Slab…

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PVBuild
Aug 06, 2017 8:40 pm
building-expert
building-expert
6 August 2017

How much did you pay for variation?

How much did you pay for variation?

There is a lot of misconception as to what builder should charge for a variation and what is a rip-off. Firstly, as a builder myself, I can tell you there is no rip-off,…

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building-expert
Aug 06, 2017 3:09 pm
building-expert
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tapasr_Lexia4
Aug 05, 2017 10:17 pm
tapasr_Lexia4
Bcoyne
Bcoyne
5 August 2017

Driveway Gold Coast

Driveway Gold Coast

Hi, I own a corner block of land in Maudsland on the Gold Coast and I am trying to find out what the setback would be if we were to put the driveway on the corner.

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Bcoyne
Aug 05, 2017 9:30 am
Joker
Joker
4 August 2017

double charged by estimator

double charged by estimator

I would absolutely abandon a build based on, and from early contract unsigned, there is multiple errors, it's a sign that mistakes are common, and builders are only as…

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Joker
Aug 04, 2017 2:30 pm
Joker
Joker
4 August 2017

Help Please - Contract - What to Look Out For

Help Please - Contract - What to Look Out For

Has structuralbimguy said, these standard contracts favour builder, get them looked at, your got to at least understand what you are signing, you might even abandon the…

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Joker
Aug 04, 2017 2:22 pm
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Isa Stralian
Aug 04, 2017 12:09 am
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SaveH2O
Aug 03, 2017 11:26 pm
SaveH2O
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 August 2017

Council approval

Council approval

Depends - do your builders have an opinion. Might have missed the cut off date first time ? I wouldn't let 2 weeks worry you - there's more to come :)

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Saint Mike
Aug 03, 2017 1:51 pm
Saint Mike
MAPLEMAN
MAPLEMAN
3 August 2017

development applications

development applications

Hi Folks Newbie to forum Recently rented out a house in QLD that was extensively renovated by the owner Problem was that he didn't have ANY development applications lodged…

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MAPLEMAN
Aug 03, 2017 11:08 am
VMS
VMS
2 August 2017

Did anyone build with Ranshe Home builder in Victoria

Did anyone build with Ranshe Home builder in Victoria

Hi AACJ, I am planning to go with Ranshe homes. How did you go with your building process? Please let me know. Thanks.

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VMS
Aug 02, 2017 9:20 pm
Shazzamax
Shazzamax
1 August 2017

Parador 1050 Walnut Limed 3-Strip

Parador 1050 Walnut Limed 3-Strip

Hi there, Just wondering if anyone has used the Parador Walnut Limed laminate flooring in their house and would possibly have a photo. Thanks

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Shazzamax
Aug 01, 2017 11:36 pm
Shazzamax
Gaudi
Gaudi
1 August 2017

Would You Rent House Next Door While building your House?

Would You Rent House Next Door While building your House?

Good for you! Great to keep an eye on the build. 7am starts with noise are a bit harsh if you are not an early riser. During day the noise, keep your windows shut and…

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Gaudi
Aug 01, 2017 9:25 pm
Joker
Joker
1 August 2017

Knockdown and Rebuild Upgrades Costs

Knockdown and Rebuild Upgrades Costs

Once you have only one source of purchase, then the price will be full blown retail plus some, competition is gone, they nearly always will get you with emotional…

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Joker
Aug 01, 2017 2:03 pm
saahmadbulbul
saahmadbulbul
1 August 2017

3 Subdivision of 585sqm zone GRZ1

3 Subdivision of 585sqm zone GRZ1

Hi I was wondering if anyone can help me understand subdividing rules. I want to subdivide 585sqm land located in…

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saahmadbulbul
Aug 01, 2017 1:32 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
31 July 2017

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
1 ... 44, 45, 46

You sound like you have researched and are well prepared.

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Entilzha
Jul 31, 2017 11:26 pm
butters7388
butters7388
31 July 2017

Attaching fence post to built to boundary wall

Attaching fence post to built to boundary wall

That was my thoughts. Our plans show that it is built 200mm inside the boundary. There is really nothing we can do about it now but wondering what the legalities are if…

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butters7388
Jul 31, 2017 5:44 pm
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Bhinder
Jul 30, 2017 10:47 pm
stucutz
stucutz
30 July 2017

Whirlybird Question

Whirlybird Question

Where there's a will, there's a way

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stucutz
Jul 30, 2017 6:58 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 July 2017

Need urgent advice about clay soil holding water vs a leak

Need urgent advice about clay soil holding water vs a leak

Yes. As soon as the pressure controller registered the cut in pressure setting, the pump would start and recharge the line. Water is not compressible unless you have a…

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SaveH2O
Jul 30, 2017 5:43 pm
SaveH2O
Madora Dreamer
Madora Dreamer
30 July 2017

Boundary fence

Boundary fence

Just went on their website and they do provide front and side fencing. A win for me!

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Madora Dreamer
Jul 30, 2017 1:02 pm
Madora Dreamer
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 July 2017

Amplimesh secruity door quote?

Amplimesh secruity door quote?

Are we talking "Crim-safe" type screen doors ? They are not cheap - for good ones. I hate those metal criss-cross ones - much prefer the open screen. But CC are cheaper…

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Saint Mike
Jul 30, 2017 9:16 am
Saint Mike
bashworth
bashworth
29 July 2017

Building plan review service

Building plan review service

Not sure how many people will be keen to pay for your service as I expect you will need to charge a couple of hundred. For instance from my website I sell an E book…

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bashworth
Jul 29, 2017 3:10 pm
bashworth
gmt
gmt
29 July 2017

Elara Marsden Park

Elara Marsden Park

Hi everyone! Im new here at forum one. :) We are currently building now at Elara with Clarendon and hopefully will move in 2 months time. Any recommendations please for…

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gmt
Jul 29, 2017 9:55 am
aussieta
aussieta
28 July 2017

what is this ?

what is this ?

that is the internal screamer for your security alarm

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aussieta
Jul 28, 2017 7:29 pm
aussieta
Jclw
Jclw
28 July 2017

Interest Rates

Interest Rates

Building loan interest only for 1 year 4.25 After build 3.88

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Jclw
Jul 28, 2017 7:21 pm
algernon
algernon
28 July 2017

10amp or 15amp?

10amp or 15amp?

It can and often is, but you'd want an electrician to confirm your specific case.

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algernon
Jul 28, 2017 5:23 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 July 2017

Concrete table. Help

Concrete table. Help

Hi AngeT Welcome to the forum Concrete polishing and a lot of elbow grease Try a sample under the table first

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 28, 2017 11:21 am
StructuralBIMGuy
gmt
gmt
28 July 2017

Currently building at Elara Marsden Park

Currently building at Elara Marsden Park

Hi everyone! Im new here at forum one. :) We are currently building now at Elara with Clarendon and hopefully will move in 2 months time. Any recommendations please for…

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gmt
Jul 28, 2017 9:28 am
Varsani
Varsani
27 July 2017

I think I found a leak pre-handover

I think I found a leak pre-handover

Do not sign anything till you sort out the problem or they will fob you off after

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Varsani
Jul 27, 2017 11:22 pm
Marz15
Marz15
26 July 2017

Heritage views

Heritage views

Is there any news on when stage 2 is set to title?

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Marz15
Jul 26, 2017 10:00 pm
lovemy3
lovemy3
26 July 2017

Colorbond or Zincalume? What colour gutters & fascia?

Colorbond or Zincalume? What colour gutters & fascia?

We ended up going with Zinculume and I love it!!! With surfmist gutters 👍

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lovemy3
Jul 26, 2017 3:19 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 July 2017

Porter Davis penalty fees for H&L package

Porter Davis penalty fees for H&L package

Kathyvo Welcome to the forum Unfortunately the builder is entitled to charge for any price increases outside of his control. It's pretty much standard throughout the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 26, 2017 1:11 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 July 2017

Driveway Cost

Driveway Cost

colin1 Make sure the quotes includes mesh upgrade, edge thickening, re-entrant bars (FYI Approx $500 in materials)

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 26, 2017 10:30 am
StructuralBIMGuy
cheryl_0316
cheryl_0316
25 July 2017

Facade makeover ideas/advice. Photo included

Facade makeover ideas/advice. Photo included

Colors always make huge difference. Any shade of gray looks good with bright colors. And yes, I agree with the change of render color and external tiling.

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cheryl_0316
Jul 25, 2017 11:57 pm
jhiace
jhiace
25 July 2017

Where to after Fair Trading?

Where to after Fair Trading?

once you go through fair trading and if he doesn't come to the party you can then take him to tribunal, they are able to enforce penalties etc based on the agreement you…

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jhiace
Jul 25, 2017 1:11 pm


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