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SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 May

House side concrete drainage

House side concrete drainage

Add builders using building surveyors into that mix that are impacted by conflict of interest and we have a mess!

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SaveH2O
May 27, 2017 11:27 pm
SaveH2O

Austral Nougat Bricks

Austral Nougat Bricks

Realised i never replied to this. There was some discolouration to a few of my bricks that developed over the course of the build. The builder got someone out to clean the…

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phantaztik
May 27, 2017 11:25 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
27 May

Payment of Stages - 90% paid... so much not done (help!!!)

Payment of Stages - 90% paid... so much not done (help!!!)

I was in a similar boat. If you paid $20000 for aircon remember builder is making profit. You still have a HIA contract for completion by a specific date. Before you…

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Gaudi
May 27, 2017 7:53 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
27 May

Rename rooms on existing floor plan

Rename rooms on existing floor plan

Are you keeping the house? The lower valuation is good to reduce your rates. Extra bedroom on paper will increase rates. When you are selling you can list how you like…

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Gaudi
May 27, 2017 7:43 pm

So far...my new house :) FRONT VIEW - A bit of advice needed

So far...my new house :) FRONT VIEW - A bit of advice needed

Maybe also - check out what's around you. The colours being used. I like lighter. House looking good.

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Saint Mike
May 27, 2017 9:41 am
Saint Mike
Joker
Joker
26 May

Where to start - renovation

Where to start - renovation

Start with Draftsman to get plans so u know what's getting done, this way you will be guided by the Draftsman as to the process. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
May 26, 2017 11:22 pm

Infinity Pools - Look great but are they a pain?

Infinity Pools - Look great but are they a pain?

We had an 8m x 4m fibreglass pool a few years back and it was honestly great. Kids loved it. (as much as they could, we're in melbourne after all) But now at our new…

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energy4anarchy
May 25, 2017 10:24 pm

Anyone building Capri 25 with Coral Homes?

Anyone building Capri 25 with Coral Homes?

We thought it was worth it I have pics of it in my thread too

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BrownDog77
May 25, 2017 12:02 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
24 May

need bricks

need bricks

These companies advertise that they match bricks; however, I can't imagine that such an undertaking would be perfect nor…

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arcadelt
May 24, 2017 1:01 pm

Paying for Quotes

Paying for Quotes

If they want the work they'll do the quote. If they are busy they may well quote high and request estimate fees. If they are that hard up for minor cash I'd be wary of…

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Saint Mike
May 23, 2017 9:04 am
Saint Mike

Relocate Home

Relocate Home

A 3 bed house is a pretty big home to move, but I'm pretty sure it can be done. Best you find someone who has had experience doing it and get quotes from them to get a…

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ThomasMaloney
May 22, 2017 1:17 am
ThomasMaloney
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

JG King complaints

JG King complaints

I feel for you. What stage are you at? Are you past Fixing. I did not negotiate a higher than standard rate for being over contact and am still paying the…

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 3:49 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

Builders ran over fence... who fixes it?

Builders ran over fence... who fixes it?

Why ask the question when you are not even sure who did the damage? Hilarious.

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 3:41 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

Gas company wanting to lift driveway.

Gas company wanting to lift driveway.

A crossover is the driveway that crosses over the footpath outside your house. You do not have a crossover on your property. Your post makes no sense.

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 3:37 pm
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
19 May

who is liable for this issue

who is liable for this issue

"someone put a small pipe as in the photo, so the water won't be able to release if the rain is a bit heavy" Wow that makes sense - NOT. Let me save you some time. Suck…

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bigniqiu
May 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Joker
Joker
19 May

Wood or tiles?

Wood or tiles?

Tiles better, but some now are using floating wood floors, ask wood floor specialists if guarantees are still OK with floating wood floor, if yes, it's a good indication…

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Joker
May 19, 2017 2:49 pm

Display home insurance

Display home insurance

Dear Members, For all your future reference you may try at The Builders Insurance Broker.

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barkprocom
May 19, 2017 11:05 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
19 May

Construction Insurance

Construction Insurance

In NSW, and I think Australia wide, it is compulsory and your builder should arrange it.

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arcadelt
May 19, 2017 9:00 am
algernon
algernon
18 May

True or Magnetic North ????

True or Magnetic North ????

Every survey and plan I've ever seen references grid north (close to, if not exactly on, true north). I've never seen magnetic north used, and can't think of any reason…

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algernon
May 19, 2017 12:21 am

New house: Clean garage floors?

New house: Clean garage floors?

yes our garage floor is atrocious and covered in paint and polyurethane spilled from when they did the timber floors. I asked will it be cleaned and they said "no not…

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Megandruss
May 17, 2017 12:06 am
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Saint Mike
May 16, 2017 4:30 pm
Saint Mike

Clean fill needed. Sydney

Clean fill needed. Sydney

Check gumtree. I got my contacts from there

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captaincaveman
May 16, 2017 2:34 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 May

Henley, Metricon, Simonds, AV Jennings, Dennis Family Homes,

Henley, Metricon, Simonds, AV Jennings, Dennis Family Homes,

If you own any home built over 10 years ago by the major builders in Victoria, it is likely you have windows with an inline reveal. You can easily replace these windows…

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ECOECO
May 14, 2017 3:55 pm
ECOECO

Ignore independent building inspection at your peril!

Ignore independent building inspection at your peril!
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Building surveyor will be good at statutory inspections and to check building compliance however there is a lot more What about contract…

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building-expert
May 13, 2017 7:43 am
building-expert

Cost Plus Contracts - I hear bad things?

Cost Plus Contracts - I hear bad things?

Great - thanks for your reply. This is how I am trying to see it... get a trust worthy builder and work hard to save money by making my own purchases. A fixed price…

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energy4anarchy
May 11, 2017 9:34 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 May

Is there any problem in buying such property? (plz chk post)

Is there any problem in buying such property? (plz chk post)

1 km? lol Utter rubbish. Maybe 100m, but even thats a stretch. Ive lived next to transmission cables (about 30m away) and all the houses around mine where selling at…

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ECOECO
May 11, 2017 8:05 pm
ECOECO

License/Certification for Office Cleaning Business

License/Certification for Office Cleaning Business

Hi Nick Yes, You will be required a certificate to start a business in Perth. Because I have a same business Sydney Clean Group in Sydney and I had required business…

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nickcampbel
May 11, 2017 5:37 pm
MandM+4
MandM+4
11 May

Floor plan advice

Floor plan advice

Yes the ensuite needs a CSD like the WIR next to it. Then the towel rail could be moved. Building Monte Carlo 40- Wisdom homes

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MandM+4
May 11, 2017 3:09 pm
kek
kek
11 May

Home storage upgrade

Home storage upgrade

Absolutely. It's what we were originally going to do, but we ran out of funds to do the robes before moving in. Alternatively, if you're using IKEA units, you can have…

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kek
May 11, 2017 7:44 am
kek

WILLOW 180 STROUD HOMES

WILLOW 180 STROUD HOMES

Has anyone build a willow 180 with Stroud homes????????

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waterbaby_202
May 10, 2017 1:06 pm
binator
binator
8 May

Tile Roof Replacement

Tile Roof Replacement

I have a tile roof on a cream brick veneer house of just on 13.5 squares - tiles are just over 50 years old and are de-laminating and / or cracking randomly. The pitch is…

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binator
May 08, 2017 10:24 am

This is part of the submission to council for CDC approval, might help.

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Titania71
May 07, 2017 5:28 pm
Titania71

Is it always better to buy Land(only) than H&L package?

Is it always better to buy Land(only) than H&L package?

I disagree with the above post that says you don't have a choice in floor plan. We're building via a h&l and we're able to swap the default house the builder wanted on the…

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Phoenix-ribber
May 07, 2017 9:39 am

Seaford Meadows Footings

Seaford Meadows Footings

Who are you building with? A lot of builders have crappy allowances, like $15,000. My builder allows $34,000 so I got a refund of a portion of it. Is your block sloped?…

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JayaJaya
May 07, 2017 5:55 am
JayaJaya

New build - Repairs - touch ups - builder tips

New build - Repairs - touch ups - builder tips

Hello guys! There are many companies available on the market, you can search over internet. I would like to share one best…

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albertsean
May 07, 2017 1:10 am

How can I remove the dark spots from new resprayed kitchen ?

How can I remove the dark spots from new resprayed kitchen ?

Can anyone tell me how can I remove the dark spots from newly resprayed kitchen? Kindly share your views.…

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albertsean
May 05, 2017 11:38 pm

Anyone buying land or HLP in Melton South

Anyone buying land or HLP in Melton South

Hi nx437, I bought in Belle Gardens estate which is just over the bridge on Bridge Rd from Atherstone - final stage. Purchased in June 2016 waiting land to title. was…

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spice girl
May 05, 2017 2:00 pm

Replace balcony railings

Replace balcony railings

Areas with a drop 1 metre and over need to have a minimum of 1 metre high balustrade. As previously mentioned you will need to consider the engineering if you are going…

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Miami Stainless
May 04, 2017 3:44 pm
Miami Stainless

house siting dilemma

house siting dilemma

Recently purchased a country property with a dwelling, on 2 acres in a farming zone with one road frontage. It is amongst cattle and sheep grazing farms with another…

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oldchippy
May 04, 2017 1:35 pm

Hi just wondering if anyone has faced this issue... At my colour selection appointment I chose a grey looking splashback for the kitchen to match my grey and white theme.…

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Jemma T
May 03, 2017 2:06 pm

wall issue?

wall issue?

This looks like water damage from a leaking roof, if the marks are separated by a stud that further confirms that is would be water damage, coming from the inside of the…

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jacob.edwards97
May 02, 2017 9:36 pm

Extension or Build

Extension or Build

My other half and I are trying to work out wether to purchase the house we currently rent and extend or purchase a block and build?Country Vic.

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Tasma05Liam08
May 02, 2017 9:24 pm

pet door

pet door

I've seen those before, Waldorf. As long as your dog can jump up and through that seems like a good way of doing it. I gather cutting the round hole in the glass is…

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philbert83
May 02, 2017 9:00 pm

Plasterers - Can you put a hole on a plaster join?

Plasterers - Can you put a hole on a plaster join?

Yeah shouldn't be an issue, take care with the cut and you should be fine

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Howyagoin
May 02, 2017 8:19 pm

Porter davis build out of zone

Porter davis build out of zone

Hi guys, just wondering how far out of build zone you have been able to build your house. We are looking to build past bannockburn/Geelong. Thanks

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Toolman5
May 02, 2017 1:32 pm
jett
jett
2 May

Superior Building Group Experience

Superior Building Group Experience

For legal reasons I will not mention their names here. After a few months of back and forth they have sort of come to the party a fixed a few of the issues but there are…

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jett
May 02, 2017 10:50 am

Overcapitalizing on Landscaping?

Overcapitalizing on Landscaping?

There are a lot of variables to landscaping. A lot depends on the neighbouring properties and also the market value of the property. If you were talking a $1M suburban…

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First_Timer_Ray
May 02, 2017 10:40 am
First_Timer_Ray

Shale Grey vs Surfmist

Shale Grey vs Surfmist

We have our colour appointment today. We are looking at PGH Grey Stone Brick. With a POSSIBLY Shale Grey Roof. Basalt Gutters and unsure whether to have basalt fascia…

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h.laurice.smith
May 02, 2017 8:45 am
h.laurice.smith

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