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suzmic
suzmic
23 October 2011

Difference between C2 and C3 footings

Difference between C2 and C3 footings

we found out its $2400 difference between them in-case anyone is wondering in the future!.

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suzmic
Oct 23, 2011 7:19 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
22 October 2011

Tradies clashing

Tradies clashing

No experience or stories to share... but just wanted to say good luck. Sounds like you are so close to the end, so hang in there :D . HHCIB

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How Hard Can it Be
Oct 22, 2011 9:29 pm
mountaingoat
mountaingoat
22 October 2011

Building a Deck questions

Building a Deck questions

Thanks Decided on 450mm spacings. I found plenty of videos showing different building methods and things not to do. I will make a smaller deck as an experiment around…

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mountaingoat
Oct 22, 2011 8:26 pm
Lee75
Lee75
21 October 2011

Rainwater Tank pump noise!

Rainwater Tank pump noise!

Thanks Dee I will ask for that, I realised after this discussion too that it may come with some sort of warranty so would want the paperwork for that too. This is costing…

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Lee75
Oct 21, 2011 9:10 pm
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
21 October 2011

In need of a draftsman west vic for backyard entertaining.

In need of a draftsman west vic for backyard entertaining.

Hi yall, We are currently working out some ideas for our entertaing area out the back that will include a large covered area, outdoor kitchen, lounge, fireplace, and spa…

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Rudolf1980
Oct 21, 2011 11:01 am
Rudolf1980
buildingwest
buildingwest
20 October 2011

Advice - independent inspectors vs. builder's inspectors ?

Advice - independent inspectors vs. builder's inspectors ?

It would be worth asking exactly when the builders inspector is in. With most builds it us probably just prior to completion. Your inspector would pick up errors at an…

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buildingwest
Oct 20, 2011 6:06 pm
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eyspy
Oct 20, 2011 1:29 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
19 October 2011

certificate of energy efficiency

certificate of energy efficiency

The energy efficiency should appear on the final drawings that would have been submitted to council to receive the building permit. You should have a copy of these…

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buildingwest
Oct 19, 2011 9:49 pm
luke11
luke11
19 October 2011

Damaged electrical cover!

Damaged electrical cover!

Thanks for the reply Phippsy, Yeah I think we are talking about the same thing. Well its good to know that wont charge us for it Cheers Luke

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luke11
Oct 19, 2011 6:06 pm
luke11
mrsrusty
mrsrusty
18 October 2011

Essential living area's - with kids

Essential living area's - with kids

Thanks kexkez and kyton :) I think three areas is a goer. Be good to have a kids zone and having a lounge/home theatre area is very appealing too....love to be able to…

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mrsrusty
Oct 18, 2011 9:49 pm
chippy
chippy
18 October 2011

Sticking Wall Mirror to Plasterboard/Gyprock

Sticking Wall Mirror to Plasterboard/Gyprock

Either find a stud to screw a hook onto or use Ramset nylon wallmates and screw a hook into those. Depending on the weight of the mirror you may need to share the load…

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chippy
Oct 18, 2011 1:43 pm
chippy
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lazy
Oct 17, 2011 9:31 pm
paulw11
paulw11
17 October 2011

Getting Power to your house site in SA.

Getting Power to your house site in SA.

For the amount of money quoted I am assuming that high-voltage work is required - which means poles and transformers. If you have neighbors then I believe you can recoup…

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paulw11
Oct 17, 2011 5:48 pm
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sargs77
Oct 17, 2011 3:53 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
16 October 2011

Sewer repairs

Sewer repairs

Thanks and yes it does and will be, but finally time to get it fixed good and proper if only a stupid incompotent plumber had done his job correctly in the first place/…

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kassan1973
Oct 16, 2011 10:06 pm
j_lorro
j_lorro
15 October 2011

HELP-Has anyone built with PGH Castlmaine or Da Vinci Brick?

HELP-Has anyone built with PGH Castlmaine or Da Vinci Brick?

Hi, I have just seen your post whilst searching for images of bricks. By now you have probably chosen your bricks and construction more than likely finished. We too are…

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j_lorro
Oct 15, 2011 7:38 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
14 October 2011

building entitlement

building entitlement

What about electricity, is it connected? I thought the power authority needed to sight the building permit prior to connection. Then again, has the electrical wiring…

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HappyCamper_au
Oct 14, 2011 3:54 pm
quiksilver
quiksilver
13 October 2011

ATM SKIMMING

ATM SKIMMING

Sad to hear. The banks should really look into investing in anti-skimming devices on ATMs to distrub the signals of these skimming activities to protect users.

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quiksilver
Oct 13, 2011 6:07 pm
turns71
turns71
13 October 2011

Painting over terra cotta tiles?

Painting over terra cotta tiles?

Hi there, Is it possible to paint over terra cotta tiles in an outdoor patio? I'd like to get away from the orangey look of terra cotta and give them a contemporary…

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turns71
Oct 13, 2011 2:50 pm
paulw11
paulw11
13 October 2011

What size should i build my shed toilet?

What size should i build my shed toilet?

Yes, under the BCA either the door has to open out, or it needs to have lift-off hinges. Most houses (mine included) seem to go the lift-off hinge route as it looks neater…

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paulw11
Oct 13, 2011 7:04 am
nsw
nsw
12 October 2011

your help needed do you anything about building entitlement

your help needed do you anything about building entitlement

hi i built a house in nsw 8 or 9 year's ago there was no building entitlement or da just a block of land now i have just had the council on my back what can i do and is…

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nsw
Oct 12, 2011 4:57 pm
catjim
catjim
12 October 2011

Settle an argument?

Settle an argument?
NSW

We built a custom design with a less well known builder and it would have been $250,000 or a little bit less. A three bedroom plus two studies (I work from home), two…

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catjim
Oct 12, 2011 12:38 pm

I too love the show (thus the inspiration for the question!) and have 1-7 on DVD and have seen the Aussie ones (pretty sure theres still only onw season of it), but have…

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Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
11 October 2011

Changing a Tap Washer, Pulling Apart the Tap !!

Changing a Tap Washer, Pulling Apart the Tap !!

The video I posted above is 100% the correct video to watch if you want to learn how to change that tap washer in a tap similar to the one you posted in…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 11, 2011 4:36 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
11 October 2011

Dynabolts or chemsets?

Dynabolts or chemsets?

10mm hole for a 10mm dynabolt When drilling into a concrete slab for dynabolts I use a thin piece (about 4mm diam X 600mm long) of plastic tubing to blow all the dust out…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 11, 2011 4:27 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
11 October 2011

More visitors than members logged on ?

More visitors than members logged on ?

Most are prolly just spam bots trying to index the site. I too never log in unless I actually want to post. Most of the time I have my RSS reader crawling this site for…

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zeitgeber
Oct 11, 2011 3:16 pm
zeitgeber
MrKool
MrKool
11 October 2011

Septic Tanks

Septic Tanks

Thanks Fitzy. These septic tanks look really good on paper but getting real feedback is more important I think.

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MrKool
Oct 11, 2011 11:42 am
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
10 October 2011

Scaring birds away

Scaring birds away

They said that they wanted to scare the birds not blast em into the next suburb :lol: :lol:

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Fitzyplumber
Oct 10, 2011 10:45 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
10 October 2011

Damaged sewer line ..who should pay us or the builder

Damaged sewer line ..who should pay us or the builder

I should also add that I would attach a letter to the effect of "I don't expect you to pay this, but I do expect your excavation contractor or their insurance to do…

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chrisandkate
Oct 10, 2011 12:00 pm
bashworth
bashworth
10 October 2011

Planning Yuor Build

Planning Yuor Build

There are some electrical checklists here. http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?page_id=235

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bashworth
Oct 10, 2011 11:55 am
bashworth
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
10 October 2011

Anchoring a gate into a neighbours brick wall?

Anchoring a gate into a neighbours brick wall?

Are you sure that the driveway is actually your land? My parents used to own a battleax property, and the driveway to their house was actually owned by the property in…

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joannapaulp
Oct 10, 2011 10:46 am
Has
Has
10 October 2011

How old a house is considered old in Melbourne South Eastern

How old a house is considered old in Melbourne South Eastern

Thanks Helyn, and thanks Stormy, Your response is very much appreciated.. and you gave me enough ideas to consider when making decision.. Thanks again and wish you a…

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Has
Oct 10, 2011 10:09 am
MrKool
MrKool
9 October 2011

house for removal - a couple of questions

house for removal - a couple of questions

I have dealt with http://houseremovalsandrelocation.com.au once before and found them to be very cheap and very professional.

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MrKool
Oct 09, 2011 2:55 pm
lapua
lapua
9 October 2011

WA BUILDING CO BASED IN PERTH

WA BUILDING CO BASED IN PERTH

Hello all Has anyone used this company as we are thinking of building one of their design up in the Perth hills. Thank you

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lapua
Oct 09, 2011 9:07 am
kek
kek
8 October 2011

How much is your electricity bill with downlights?

How much is your electricity bill with downlights?

Your builder should have been paying the electricity bills during construction - unless you're an owner-builder. Check your contract. It does sound excessive. :|

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kek
Oct 08, 2011 9:22 pm
kek
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
7 October 2011

Soil survey results - good or not so good?

Soil survey results - good or not so good?

We just received our soil survey and I'm more than a little worried about the notes regarding rock at each of the bore holes. We have a $3.5k (paid for) additional…

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cmhamilton
Oct 07, 2011 10:38 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
7 October 2011

When to get home insurance?

When to get home insurance?

OMG. If I was you I would be straight on the phone and arranging some cover now. That is way too much risk if something happens and the house burns down or something…

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buildingwest
Oct 07, 2011 6:37 pm
xanthrope
xanthrope
7 October 2011

Suspicious Building Inspectors?

Suspicious Building Inspectors?

I have to agree with all the comment above - good stuff. One thing seems consistant though is that it seems very suss that the buyer would not share the report with…

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xanthrope
Oct 07, 2011 10:39 am
xanthrope
AE86
AE86
7 October 2011

How to read a soil report?

How to read a soil report?

they put the peirs in yesterday and so far no rock at all ,so that is a major releif for the H class slab

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AE86
Oct 07, 2011 6:08 am
Paulus
Paulus
6 October 2011

New Shed

New Shed

Hi Guys Decided to go with Olympic, also getting them to erect so will see how things go. Will take several weeks to get council approval and then 6 weeks for Olympic to…

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Paulus
Oct 06, 2011 9:13 pm
urk697
urk697
5 October 2011

Any recommendations for a sparky to install downlights

Any recommendations for a sparky to install downlights

My builder charge $75 per data point, $55 for double power point, $90 for tv points, $350 for home theater wiring(5.1 without plates, $550 with plates), $50 for extra…

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urk697
Oct 05, 2011 9:24 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
5 October 2011

beware greybox!

beware greybox!

Understand where your coming from,DD builder wanted $$$$$ for extra tiling when l asked for breakdown of cost,where told that's not their policy.Hence she is doing it…

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pattycake4
Oct 05, 2011 6:20 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
5 October 2011

Solar Hot Water - claim your STCs

Solar Hot Water - claim your STCs

Yes it is tricky! Apparently there are a number of "agents" who can sell them on your behalf and the current rate from Target Zero is $25/STC - apparently the price is…

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Mclaren
Oct 05, 2011 12:49 pm
Mclaren
Pugs
Pugs
5 October 2011

My electrical plans, any thoughts ?

My electrical plans, any thoughts ?

if anything .. where you have 3 data points put 4 in... esp in the main bedroom where 5 way wall plate will look ugly..

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Pugs
Oct 05, 2011 9:17 am
Pugs
tanmax
tanmax
4 October 2011

Eucalypt North Epping

Eucalypt North Epping
1, 2, 3

Hi Pinoy - How is your house construction going on ? Have you started building? Keep us posted mate. My friend Priyesh has settled…

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tanmax
Oct 04, 2011 5:52 pm
remo2211
remo2211
4 October 2011

Supplies of Kempas Raw timber flooring

Supplies of Kempas Raw timber flooring

I forgot to mention that am looking for a supplier from sydney.

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remo2211
Oct 04, 2011 3:27 pm
kels
kels
4 October 2011

Draftsman charges... just checking.

Draftsman charges... just checking.

Thanks guys, Yeah the extra work he did was adding a linen cupboard and extending the house out another 400mm on the plans. It's cheaper than other plans because we're…

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kels
Oct 04, 2011 8:45 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
3 October 2011

Carpenter question - how to convert furniture doors

Carpenter question - how to convert furniture doors

So, would any of the BNGS ones be OK for my doors? NO Depending on how your doors are to be set up, you will see from Bunnings display…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 03, 2011 9:11 pm
Stormy
Stormy
3 October 2011

How should concrete slab in garage be finished off?

How should concrete slab in garage be finished off?

Oh, and yes, it can be used on driveways. We havent done our driveway yet but we will have colour through the concrete, where as the sealer we used is a medium grey…

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Stormy
Oct 03, 2011 8:28 pm
Stormy


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