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SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 September 2018

Home warranty insurance and apartments

Home warranty insurance and apartments

But it wasn't a compliant product. Just because it is passed as compliant doesn't make it compliant. The same goes for installing a non compliant product by playing…

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SaveH2O
Sep 08, 2018 2:44 pm
SaveH2O
busybee13
busybee13
8 September 2018

Garage Dimensions

Garage Dimensions

Great article about how to measure your garage. I have a very tiny garage for two cars and wasn't sure how to measure my garage so I can renovate it.

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busybee13
Sep 08, 2018 2:21 am
building-expert
building-expert
7 September 2018

Query - lock up payment

Query - lock up payment

There is no provision in the contract for refunds however if the builder exceeds construction time you will be entitled to liquidated damages.

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building-expert
Sep 07, 2018 11:19 am
building-expert
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
7 September 2018

Ringing sound throughout apartment will cause a mental break

Ringing sound throughout apartment will cause a mental break

Noise inside the apartment buildings and office buildings, in my opinion today is an actual problem. My friend ran into this problem when he rented an office. And the best…

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Mr. Sausage
Sep 07, 2018 2:02 am
JB1
JB1
6 September 2018

What is this timber floor?

What is this timber floor?

Looks like elm timber to me.. It is soft timber.. I would say it looks similar to oak.

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JB1
Sep 06, 2018 10:32 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
6 September 2018

Frame Support Question.

Frame Support Question.

Just an update. Actually it wasnt overhang. Just that area of Concrete wasnt properly formed.

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IamSAM
Sep 06, 2018 9:29 am
IamSAM
JayJay74
JayJay74
6 September 2018

Using finance for DIY items

Using finance for DIY items

Thanks. Have confirmed my bank is fine with me doing my own projects. I just presented qoutes for the materials to ensure everything was covered and if I find the…

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JayJay74
Sep 06, 2018 4:56 am
Capri33
Capri33
5 September 2018

Superior Building Group

Superior Building Group
1, 2, 3

Hi There, Why don't you write a google review or at lease post what you mentioned above. I too face a lot of issues and delays and your input will certainly help others.…

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Capri33
Sep 05, 2018 9:22 am
polanski
polanski
3 September 2018

Attaching L bracket to colorbond fence

Attaching L bracket to colorbond fence

Whats the best way to attach a L bracket to a colorbond H post (2x c post back to back). if i use a couple of self tapping screws for the L bracket, will it hold a shelf…

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polanski
Sep 03, 2018 8:32 pm
kathysangel
kathysangel
3 September 2018

Building faults on new homes

Building faults on new homes

I'm having mine all inspected again wont accept keys until my home is all fixed and it's a 100 percent

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kathysangel
Sep 03, 2018 4:08 pm
kks
kks
3 September 2018

Coral - Outdoor Living Slab

Coral - Outdoor Living Slab

Probably best to do the slab with the builder as they are talking about an integrated one. Always got to think about the termites! Covenants? 18 months down the track…

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kks
Sep 03, 2018 12:57 pm
Bush_Block
Bush_Block
2 September 2018

Vegetation protection overlay and building

Vegetation protection overlay and building

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone had experience with building under a vegetation protection overlay that required removal of some vegetation. My partner and I have just…

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Bush_Block
Sep 02, 2018 11:40 pm
Gislist
Gislist
2 September 2018

Building on a pre-purchased land

Building on a pre-purchased land

This is the original poster: My keyboard is a bit wonkey, but I hope you know what I neab,

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Gislist
Sep 02, 2018 3:08 pm
bashworth
bashworth
1 September 2018

Occupancy certificate

Occupancy certificate

Power is required so it would be expected that power and lighting would work in most of the house. The idea of an occupancy certificate is you can move in if you are…

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bashworth
Sep 01, 2018 8:52 pm
bashworth

Here's some photos - shows both the pipe put in by the builder as well as the one that was under the kerb

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Chesapeake Ripper
Aug 31, 2018 7:31 am
bestspecials
bestspecials
30 August 2018

Why frames overhang on slab?

Why frames overhang on slab?

There is a highset being built next door to us. Ground floor frames done last week and first floor being done now. There is not enough room on the block next door to…

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bestspecials
Aug 30, 2018 3:18 pm
bestspecials
Nuri
Nuri
29 August 2018

Entry door options

Entry door options

Thanks mate, these options look good. I'll call them now for a price. When staining a front door, do I need to apply a top coat, or is it the same process as staining a deck?

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Nuri
Aug 29, 2018 1:04 pm
Dani07
Dani07
29 August 2018

Those with septic tanks...

Those with septic tanks...

I have recently got onto this range of septic safe products which is Aussie made and they ship all over Australia. I started on their N-Zyme for the septic itself and…

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Dani07
Aug 29, 2018 10:39 am
Dani07
Dani07
29 August 2018

Septic smell inside and out

Septic smell inside and out

Don't know if you still have the smell, but I have been using N-Zyme from a company called Astro EcoTech and it is working amazing for me in my septic tank. If you (or…

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Dani07
Aug 29, 2018 10:34 am
chippyjohn1
chippyjohn1
27 August 2018

Acratex bubbling and peeling

Acratex bubbling and peeling

Thanks Sethor much appreciated..

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chippyjohn1
Aug 27, 2018 4:57 pm
kathysangel
kathysangel
26 August 2018

Gap between brick work and frame

Gap between brick work and frame

Thankyou for your help most appreciated but I wont except there bad work I have allproinvestigations working for me now they will be going all over my home so…

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kathysangel
Aug 26, 2018 5:30 pm
curtly
curtly
26 August 2018

Electrical connection to house

Electrical connection to house

According to this document http://www.prysmiancable.com.au/documen ... 0b4LFW9NNB a 50mm2 3c+E XLPE circular cable has an outer diameter of 28.7mm, is that too tight?

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curtly
Aug 26, 2018 10:03 am
Valandra
Valandra
26 August 2018

Doors

Doors

Yikes! We're probably in the same boat, was it ridiculously high for the crimsafe? I'm going to duck in to Giles before Thursday and have a look so it's not a total…

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Valandra
Aug 26, 2018 9:21 am
richaverma
richaverma
25 August 2018

Are Glass door handles a good option?

Are Glass door handles a good option?

Yeah i think you should use both metallic and glass handle so that you both can satisfy with your demands.

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richaverma
Aug 25, 2018 8:42 pm
richaverma
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nessjez
Aug 24, 2018 1:48 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
23 August 2018

Garage Slab question.

Garage Slab question.

Thanks. Didn't thought of that!!. Is this standard? I don't see new houses having this or maybe wasn't paying attention. Cheers.

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MyFirst
Aug 23, 2018 12:37 pm
GloriaFoxx
GloriaFoxx
23 August 2018

Solar hot water service noises

Solar hot water service noises

Advice please. Son has recently built with a volume builder. The energy rating hot water service is proving a nightmare. There…

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GloriaFoxx
Aug 23, 2018 10:39 am
ben888
ben888
22 August 2018

Low ceiling and pendant lights

Low ceiling and pendant lights

1.4m high? That's like the 7 1/2 floor in the film Being John Malkovich! Or do you mean 2.4m? If so, pendants over the island will be fine, because you're not going to be…

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ben888
Aug 22, 2018 11:01 am
ben888
leighanno
leighanno
21 August 2018

Roland Garros Crescent Kellyville

Roland Garros Crescent Kellyville

Oh no, that's really poor form from Clarendon. It seems a lot of builders pretty much say anything to get you to sign the tender and then add on extra costs later. We…

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leighanno
Aug 21, 2018 9:32 pm
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
21 August 2018

What is this?

What is this?

And you may find further down the track (after frame is up and finished) that they put a "standard" pipe fitting on top and concrete around the base and the pipe and into…

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Mr. Sausage
Aug 21, 2018 7:19 pm
CathyG
CathyG
21 August 2018

Payment schedule on new kitchen

Payment schedule on new kitchen

We paid a deposit on a quote and have now received the final contract. This states 85% of the balance must be paid prior to delivery to store ($24K), I'm not comfortable…

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CathyG
Aug 21, 2018 3:21 pm
Natedawg
Natedawg
20 August 2018

Neighbour “reno” knocked down - now a Newbuild?

Neighbour “reno” knocked down - now a Newbuild?

Really appreciate the feedback, gives me confidence to move ahead many thanks Gaudi

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Natedawg
Aug 21, 2018 12:41 am
Harpies
Harpies
19 August 2018

Which wood heater? Aus vs Chinese made

Which wood heater? Aus vs Chinese made

All things considered, a free standing heater will do a better job that an inbuilt one. A fan makes them even better. I operate an Australian made Arrow 2400 and heat 30…

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Harpies
Aug 19, 2018 8:37 am
Valandra
Valandra
19 August 2018

Update

Update

😍😍😍 , I love your wall colour and bathroom tile choices, it's coming along beautifully and those interior doors too!! So exciting to see it coming together! …

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Valandra
Aug 19, 2018 8:24 am
ChippyBuilder
ChippyBuilder
19 August 2018

Custom joist hangers

Custom joist hangers

Hi There How I would get this sorted would be to find a steel fabrication company. I would supply the fabricator with a scale drawing of the joist hanger along with…

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ChippyBuilder
Aug 19, 2018 3:02 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 August 2018

Gutters and downpipe requirements

Gutters and downpipe requirements

It comes under AS/NZS 3500.3 Stormwater Drainage, not AS/NZS 3500.2 Do you know what sarking is? If there is a downpipe discharging water through a spreader…

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SaveH2O
Aug 18, 2018 8:18 pm
SaveH2O

I saw this house design "The Appella" by Ben Trager Homes. I quite like the colours here, I think the roof is colourbond Surfmist and main render colour is Solver vitesse…

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H2018
Aug 18, 2018 1:41 am
KatFife
KatFife
16 August 2018

Expansion Foam

Expansion Foam

Great thanks will look into your links. Appreciate it.

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KatFife
Aug 16, 2018 7:41 pm
iTool
iTool
16 August 2018

Screw pile and slab boundary.

Screw pile and slab boundary.

Why don't you wait until they've installed the edge boards and then measure it to satisfy yourself? There's no harm in keeping an eye on things, but there's also no point…

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iTool
Aug 16, 2018 8:27 am
kassan1973
kassan1973
12 August 2018

Email

Email

Hello how do i update my email in my profile. Thanks

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kassan1973
Aug 12, 2018 1:53 pm
meowys
meowys
11 August 2018

Custom Builder (Melbourne South East)

Custom Builder (Melbourne South East)

Yes, the custom builder I'm talking about is a boutique builder. We have our own preferred designer, etc. and will purely use the builder to build.

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meowys
Aug 11, 2018 6:39 pm

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and would love to get some advice/opinions on window colour selection. Our house will use pgh espresso brick with weatherboard on…

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Karolien123
Aug 10, 2018 1:24 pm
ethan870
ethan870
9 August 2018

CORAL HOMES - SANTORINI 27 MKII

CORAL HOMES - SANTORINI 27 MKII

Thanks. It is just a visit on Saturday anyway, so hopefully I can ask someone there :) Thanks for the info. Have a good evening. Cheers

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ethan870
Aug 09, 2018 7:42 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
9 August 2018

Silicone between floor tile and skirting board

Silicone between floor tile and skirting board

My builder is the same, I wanted flooring first and then skirting boards as I hate the quad look. They wouldn't do that, but said they could leave the skirting boards…

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brokenstick
Aug 09, 2018 2:23 pm
brokenstick
meowys
meowys
8 August 2018

Cladding & insulation

Cladding & insulation

Thanks all for your input.

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meowys
Aug 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
7 August 2018

Natural light

Natural light

Quality of light depends on house orientation and window positioning and shadowing from neighbor houses, trees etc The block you choose should determine your house plan…

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Gaudi
Aug 07, 2018 9:23 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
7 August 2018

neighbours gutterbox overhangs into my property

neighbours gutterbox overhangs into my property

Sounds like a dick-head. But - you have to decide how far you want to go. Is the grain/gutter really an issue ? Can you do minor thing that alleviates the problem ?

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Saint Mike
Aug 07, 2018 10:12 am
Saint Mike

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