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kitty1982
kitty1982
3 January 2012

Raising, restumping, building and renovating in Bris

Raising, restumping, building and renovating in Bris

hi all, we have a 1950s weatherboard house in SE brisbane. We have just had plans done for raising and renovating our home. I have a flood of questions and so glad…

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kitty1982
Jan 03, 2012 12:13 am
kitty1982
* jas *
* jas *
2 January 2012

Carport design, looking for websites with plans ?

Carport design, looking for websites with plans ?

We are building a gable that's about 12-13m long and 10m wide at one end and 7m wide at the other end due the way the house is. I took my house plans to stratco and they…

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* jas *
Jan 02, 2012 11:29 pm
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
2 January 2012

Wellard Homestead Lots Site Cost

Wellard Homestead Lots Site Cost

Hi all What is the average site costs for Homestead Large Lots in Wellard (WA)? What type of soil is it? Thanks

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AubinGroveFan
Jan 02, 2012 12:59 am
50sfreakmark
50sfreakmark
30 December 2011

1940-50s kitchen wanted SE Brisbane

1940-50s kitchen wanted SE Brisbane

Hi, Im looking for a kitchen from the 40s-50s. Base cabinets and overheads, already have one base cabinet but need another approx 1900mmx500mm or longer. Im based in SE…

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50sfreakmark
Dec 30, 2011 8:17 pm
seals
seals
30 December 2011

Merbau - Melbourne

Merbau - Melbourne

Hey Adam, I would love your deck calculator.... Where you buy your timber from? Cheers

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seals
Dec 30, 2011 7:15 pm
bobette
bobette
28 December 2011

Draughtsperson recommendation

Draughtsperson recommendation

Hi Anyone has good draughtsperson that they are happy to recommend to help complete some concept drawings in Sydney Northwest area? Thanks!

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bobette
Dec 28, 2011 2:37 pm
paul.jason
paul.jason
27 December 2011

Making a doorway where a wall was....

Making a doorway where a wall was....

We're at a point of preparing our house for sale, and currently we have a MASSIVE rumpus room. Sounds good so far ? We've had a couple of opinions that it's current…

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paul.jason
Dec 27, 2011 5:49 pm
paul.jason
RJKraft
RJKraft
27 December 2011

Copyright on plans by architect & working plan by builder

Copyright on plans by architect & working plan by builder

Although the original post was about copyright and the additionl 5K in damages, we came to accept some time ago that this was something we had to live with. However, the…

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RJKraft
Dec 27, 2011 11:15 am
yvette72
yvette72
26 December 2011

BRICKY - ANYONE KNOW A GOOD ONE

BRICKY - ANYONE KNOW A GOOD ONE

there are some good ones out that way but since by hubby left bricklaying over 8 year ago,check your local paper always a good idea,where hubby got most of his work and by…

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yvette72
Dec 26, 2011 5:33 pm
hgsuzuki
hgsuzuki
25 December 2011

Electricity pole or underground pit?

Electricity pole or underground pit?

What ended up happening with this? You know if between poles they can use a midspan aerial service instead of a pole.

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hgsuzuki
Dec 25, 2011 11:20 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
22 December 2011

What is the precise defintion of "construction completion"?

What is the precise defintion of "construction completion"?

This is what's written in my HIA (and also mention in Consumer Affairs website) "The point at which works to be carried out under the contract…

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zeitgeber
Dec 22, 2011 2:47 pm
zeitgeber
photoimpressions
photoimpressions
22 December 2011

Geotech Report: Please comment!

Geotech Report: Please comment!

Yeh I know if you use the H-class slab it will be additional 5k which has already been considered in our initial estimate, hopefully theres no more additional cost on top…

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photoimpressions
Dec 22, 2011 1:50 pm
sccaust
sccaust
21 December 2011

Sydney - Demolition recommendations?

Sydney - Demolition recommendations?

Try SCCA. Further info at www.sccaust.com.au House DEmo specialists for the Sydney area.

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sccaust
Dec 21, 2011 11:09 am
Keen_to_build
Keen_to_build
20 December 2011

Help with external finish

Help with external finish

Hey guys, Thanks for the replies. You will be pleased to know that I am going with a limestone block brick with a flush mortar finish. I am clearly in the minority with…

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Keen_to_build
Dec 20, 2011 6:58 pm
mak_
mak_
20 December 2011

Eucalypt Estate Epping North Site Costs

Eucalypt Estate Epping North Site Costs

PD quoted me $33,000 for H class slab 1.4mt of fall in Mernda 717sqm - we pulled out an went with another builder we have no rocks

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mak_
Dec 20, 2011 4:03 pm
mak_
NatsyPatsy78
NatsyPatsy78
20 December 2011

Coral Bay Austral Bricks

Coral Bay Austral Bricks

Hi I was wondering if anyone has built using coral bay bricks from Austral? If so would you mine sending me a photo/picture. Thanks :) P.S I've tried doing a search on…

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NatsyPatsy78
Dec 20, 2011 3:11 pm
NatsyPatsy78
CA3105
CA3105
19 December 2011

Duplex Site

Duplex Site

The answer is "how long is a piece of string" - unfortunately there is no definite answer to your question. As you mentioned, you've received quotes between 450 and 700,…

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CA3105
Dec 19, 2011 10:35 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
20 December 2011

Independant building reports

Independant building reports
NSW

thanks guys, im sure it will be eventually sorted... spoke to the ss about so we will see what happens.

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NEWLYWEDS
Dec 20, 2011 7:17 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 December 2011

Please share your experience

Please share your experience

With an architect you will get exactly what you ask for but its likely to cost more or be smaller than an equivalent sized show house. its also more likely to be designed…

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bashworth
Dec 19, 2011 6:21 pm
bashworth
Geste
Geste
19 December 2011

Bonuses

Bonuses

Hey AubinGroveFan.... we may be building in the same area .. if you are…

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Geste
Dec 19, 2011 4:39 pm
anise
anise
19 December 2011

Prestart - upgrade cornice?

Prestart - upgrade cornice?

Yes, it's something you can do at pre-start. We're in WA and upgrading from standard profile cornices to…

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anise
Dec 19, 2011 2:03 pm
anise
anise
anise
19 December 2011

Oh dear, the choices....

Oh dear, the choices....

Congratulations ::lol:: I hear you. I obsessed (still am) for months... so so many decisions. I also wondered about hiring an interior designer but figured in the end it…

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anise
Dec 19, 2011 1:59 pm
anise
Alex
Alex
19 December 2011

Burwood Blue bricks discontinued, similar bricks required

Burwood Blue bricks discontinued, similar bricks required

Hi guys, I'm about to start a new build in February and have been advised that the Nubrik 'Burwood Blue' brick that we had selected is no longer in production. My builder…

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Alex
Dec 19, 2011 1:40 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 December 2011

downpipes ?

downpipes ?

In very heavy rain ( a storm with a return period of more than 2 years) it is unlikely the underground drainage system pipes will cope with the flow. Its better for you…

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bashworth
Dec 19, 2011 11:43 am
bashworth
kassan1973
kassan1973
19 December 2011

Studs under an LVL

Studs under an LVL

Sorry the post was regarding a sliding door opening, and the comment regards to cut studs in load bearing int wall

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kassan1973
Dec 19, 2011 9:55 am
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
19 December 2011

Allam Property Group

Allam Property Group

Can see why some of those things are appealing to you and cutting down on travel time would be a huge bonus to your DH. Don't be put off by my comments if this type of…

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HappyCamper_au
Dec 19, 2011 9:42 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
19 December 2011

Issues with Damp

Issues with Damp

I cant see any damp course membrane above the paving, suggesting they have raised the paving above it allowing moisture to bridge the membrane and enter the wall. If this…

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 19, 2011 5:36 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
19 December 2011

Fitness room and pergola - what will council need?

Fitness room and pergola - what will council need?

Ask your local council Building Approval Dept what they actually require, which I suggest will include fully detailed drawings of the structure and building site,…

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 19, 2011 5:25 am
kassan1973
kassan1973
18 December 2011

cracks in a new home

cracks in a new home

If you look on the BCA website they have a listing od whatis required regarding paintwork/plaster/ tiling etc. Has notes like paint should not flake peel or blister within…

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kassan1973
Dec 18, 2011 7:11 pm

We had very terrible experience with Urban Edge, as they didn't meet their contractual agreement We are taking Class Action against this builder, please Share you…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
andy the pm
andy the pm
22 February 2012

Help!!! Integrated dishwasher nightmare…

Help!!! Integrated dishwasher nightmare…

thanks for sharing you can check the solution of your problem at this link : it has worked for me hope it will work you tooo.

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andy the pm
Feb 22, 2012 1:00 pm
DanielleD
DanielleD
17 December 2011

FIBREGLASS POOL RENOVATION...COUNTRY W.A

FIBREGLASS POOL RENOVATION...COUNTRY W.A

After any information regarding re-furbishing a fibreglass pool in country WA (160 kms SE Perth). Pool approx 8.5 x 4m kidney shaped, wanting to know approx cost for a…

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DanielleD
Dec 17, 2011 2:26 pm
Kaytee
Kaytee
17 December 2011

Help with exterior colour scheme - any suggestions please?

Help with exterior colour scheme - any suggestions please?

If you are rendering the whole front, I would do a dark colour on the wall with the 2 windows and a lighter colour on the door and garage wall. Use the Jasper for garage,…

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Kaytee
Dec 17, 2011 11:07 am
Kaytee
little-alopex
little-alopex
16 December 2011

Questionable Ceiling

Questionable Ceiling

Thanks for the help guys. :) I'll take what you've said onboard. But this week I couldn't see any movement at all really. It was a really noticable difference. I haven't…

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little-alopex
Dec 16, 2011 8:59 am
qonyx
qonyx
15 December 2011

What would you think if a Costco went up in your area?

What would you think if a Costco went up in your area?

thanks guys..generally i like shopping there but don't like the massive crowds that come on the weekends. I guess having them close will help us to be able to get there…

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qonyx
Dec 15, 2011 10:47 pm
qonyx
sleven
sleven
15 December 2011

Claw Baths

Claw Baths

Not sure about where you can get it dipped. However these guys may have a new one... pretty reasonably priced for most of the stuff in their store... at least a third…

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sleven
Dec 15, 2011 9:41 pm
sleven
grom40
grom40
15 December 2011

unpaid subies after landscaper went broke

unpaid subies after landscaper went broke

As said previously: the fencer is a sub-sub-contractor and, as such, have not entered into any agreement directly with you. They should be chasing the landscaping company…

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grom40
Dec 15, 2011 10:55 am
grom40
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 December 2011

Financial Health of a Builder

Financial Health of a Builder

Run a credit check on them. If you are getting a mortgage for the house then your bank or financial institution should be able to assist in this regard. In NSW you can go…

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Stewie D
Dec 13, 2011 11:14 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
12 December 2011

Fence help: Question about share of fencing costs

Fence help: Question about share of fencing costs

BEST GET THE BOOKLET FROM YOUR COUNCIL. Different laws apply to different reasons for fencing. New fence shared costs need 3 quotes,old fence that is not considered a…

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kerry-ann
Dec 12, 2011 11:20 pm
Lex
Lex
12 December 2011

Spotted gum staircase with painted risers

Spotted gum staircase with painted risers

We have them, we love them, they are simply gorgeous and one of the best items in the house ::kissed:: Ours are maple treads, white risers, white painted handrail and black iron…

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Lex
Dec 12, 2011 10:20 pm
Lex
cyclops6
cyclops6
12 December 2011

Roofing problem - joining old to extension

Roofing problem - joining old to extension

I agree stewie, but since first posting this the power of the throne and I have been in discussion and have decided to do a separate building linked with a small walkway.…

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cyclops6
Dec 12, 2011 9:07 am
rojak1
rojak1
12 December 2011

Little Spiders

Little Spiders

15 / day is not a lot, i found > 15 under door mat alone. they are all going crazy this year. i bought the new raidmax surface outdoor perimeter spray from coles, the one…

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rojak1
Dec 12, 2011 9:04 am
ngrant
ngrant
11 December 2011

W R Engineering (ACT) - Dont go near them - Help pls. !!!

W R Engineering (ACT) - Dont go near them - Help pls. !!!

Hey Guys I'm posting here to give people the heads up about a company in the ACT who we have won a judgement against & then still wont "pay" up. W R Engineering were…

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ngrant
Dec 11, 2011 1:15 pm
Green Ridge
Green Ridge
11 December 2011

Recomending Wall removalist in perth

Recomending Wall removalist in perth

what area are you in i might be able to help

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Green Ridge
Dec 11, 2011 1:18 am
Casa2
Casa2
10 December 2011

only getting 100 volts instead of 240

only getting 100 volts instead of 240

Yep, let's leave everyone in the dark.

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Casa2
Dec 10, 2011 12:04 pm
Jazzy4
Jazzy4
9 December 2011

Fencing guy no-show after deposit.. What are our options !?

Fencing guy no-show after deposit.. What are our options !?
1, 2

If you transferred the money into his account , go into the bank and request they submit a reversal. Ive Paid for advertising for my company and then got stuffed…

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Jazzy4
Dec 09, 2011 11:50 pm


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