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Narrewarren01
Narrewarren01
6 October 2016

Water Leak During construction of new home

Water Leak During construction of new home

Jokers are you recommending a unregistered person with no legal qualifications to advise on water leaks?

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Narrewarren01
Oct 06, 2016 5:50 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
6 October 2016

Sharp and Howell

Sharp and Howell

What do you expect from a consultant that is employed by the builder to say..,.? Your own independent structural engineer with now need to check the wall components in…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 06, 2016 8:10 am
StructuralBIMGuy

I'm not sure if the ones we get in Vic are made in SA but I am looking at using Biscotti too. Austral gave me a list and I could drive around and look at finished houses.

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cant decide
Oct 06, 2016 7:56 am
AGJC08
AGJC08
5 October 2016

Liveable Shed

Liveable Shed

Hi, Has anyone gone down the path of building a Liveable Shed/House Shed? Would love to hear from you! Thanks

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AGJC08
Oct 05, 2016 2:22 pm
IslaWright
IslaWright
3 October 2016

Tarracotta roof tiles

Tarracotta roof tiles

Hi, we have recently redone our roof using terracotta tiles and could't be more happy. You just have to keep in mind that you need to have them properly installed. We got…

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IslaWright
Oct 03, 2016 5:38 pm
IslaWright
loujer
loujer
3 October 2016

Shower water has changed from hot to warm

Shower water has changed from hot to warm

After changing washers on leaking shower taps, the hot water tap distributes lukewarm water now. The other room's shower and all the wash hand basins in the house have…

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loujer
Oct 03, 2016 1:42 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 October 2016

Need Advice on possibilities and problems of renovations.

Need Advice on possibilities and problems of renovations.

As per what SBG says above, a structural engineer would be the best person to take a look at this place. Before you get them to do an inspection I'd see about getting as…

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Stewie D
Oct 03, 2016 7:30 am
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Kristy1234
Sep 28, 2016 10:18 pm
tinvan
tinvan
28 September 2016

Council's requirements to construct an access road NSW

Council's requirements to construct an access road NSW

We purchased a block of land that is a one of four identical lot. To get to our lot, there is an unsealed road from the main road which passes by 3 other lots. None of the…

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tinvan
Sep 28, 2016 6:31 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 September 2016

radical idea for deck rejuvenation Thoughts please.

radical idea for deck rejuvenation Thoughts please.

Horses for courses. I prefer to use a good grade construction adhesive like Sikkaflex where glue is needed and only use Silicon where a sealant is necessary. I must admit…

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Stewie D
Sep 28, 2016 12:29 pm
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
27 September 2016

Binding a carpet

Binding a carpet

G'day bashworth, Thank you, now I understand. I have to go to town today so I will purchase some Hot Glue. Thank you very much for your help. Cheers Perry

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Perry the Pom
Sep 27, 2016 5:50 am
Perry the Pom

Off white mortar. It starts of more of a sandy colour and over time becomes lighter however not the same as the look of the display houses. Site supervisor says colours…

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eclipse.lyn
Sep 26, 2016 4:00 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 September 2016

Prospects of being a builder in Australia

Prospects of being a builder in Australia

I think in a lot of these cases the builders that have gone bust are operating in the lower end of the market like the cheaper project homes where as that other guy has…

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Stewie D
Sep 26, 2016 1:00 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 September 2016

Structural Engineer..Details, Photos,Help Needed, Q&A?

Structural Engineer..Details, Photos,Help Needed, Q&A?
1, 2, 3

You will need to locate and address the offending loads and their effects Unfortunately not an easy fix..let me know if you get stuck..Goodluck

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 26, 2016 12:06 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
26 September 2016

Painting a Concrete Water Tank

Painting a Concrete Water Tank

G'day Bpratt, Thank you for your reply. The guy at Bunnings told me that there will be some specials on old stock Exterior Paint coming soon. He will phone me as soon as…

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Perry the Pom
Sep 26, 2016 8:12 am
Perry the Pom
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
25 September 2016

Water leak

Water leak

My first one was high - but we filled the pool.

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Saint Mike
Sep 25, 2016 3:59 pm
Saint Mike
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
24 September 2016

Bee Hive Paint

Bee Hive Paint

G'day Guys, Thank you for your replies. I have almost finished repainting all my hives. I did well. I went to the Recycling Depot. A heap of paint was there. I…

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Perry the Pom
Sep 24, 2016 6:10 am
Perry the Pom
Macop
Macop
23 September 2016

Road access handle

Road access handle

Hello Hoping someone here can help. I have a development consent with the following clause that relates to a road in a small rural subdivision: The type 1…

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Macop
Sep 23, 2016 8:14 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
23 September 2016

Render - will too Rockcote dry lighter?

Render - will too Rockcote dry lighter?

A bit alarmed- and although I'm sure it will turn out fine- house was rendered base coat yesterday and the coloured top Coat was applied today. It was done with Rockcote…

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MrsJM
Sep 23, 2016 5:27 pm
MrsJM
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
23 September 2016

Replace roof and change roofline?

Replace roof and change roofline?

Hi simnapted, You must first get a designer who understands roof shapes and roof construction and in particular the Light Timber Framing Code (Residential Timber Framing…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 23, 2016 3:18 pm
helenn82
helenn82
23 September 2016

Triangle shaped block

Triangle shaped block

Thanks ddarroch. Yes my husband found the site the other night and was very impressed with the information provided.

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helenn82
Sep 23, 2016 12:47 pm
simnatped
simnatped
23 September 2016

Colorbond Shale Grey for weatherboards?

Colorbond Shale Grey for weatherboards?

Does anyone know of a house painted in Colorbond Shale Grey in the south Brisbane region? (Or northside if not too far from the city). Would love to actually see that…

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simnatped
Sep 23, 2016 10:32 am
mack042
mack042
22 September 2016

How much compensation should I ask for

How much compensation should I ask for
1, 2, 3

Not mixed up, that's where you have taken me. :wink: Anyway nice chat Ponzu. Good luck with it all yhfg27, I hope you get a fair result from this.

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mack042
Sep 22, 2016 8:15 pm
bashworth
bashworth
21 September 2016

External Taps Height

External Taps Height

I have found most taps too low (around 600mm) I'd agree 900-1000mm would be best.

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bashworth
Sep 21, 2016 10:23 pm
bashworth
jas0nt
jas0nt
21 September 2016

Place to dumb Garbage?

Place to dumb Garbage?

Spam knows no limits.

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jas0nt
Sep 21, 2016 9:12 pm

Hi, Just wondering if anyone could recommend or is a cabinet maker that could build a floating desk for a study in the northern suburbs of Melbourne (DOREEN)? Looking to…

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kateebee
Sep 21, 2016 12:01 pm
kateebee
johnreynolds
johnreynolds
20 September 2016

Furniture Movers Melbourne

Furniture Movers Melbourne

You may find some people to contact on this site... http://www.ozremovals.com.au/furniture-removalists/melbourne-vic

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johnreynolds
Sep 20, 2016 10:37 am
JordanT
JordanT
19 September 2016

Big tiles

Big tiles

As others have mentioned; the larger tiles are heavier and, more often than not, the installers will charge you extra to handle them. That having been I've recently seen a…

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JordanT
Sep 19, 2016 4:27 pm
JordanT
bg100
bg100
19 September 2016

Sydney Geotechnical Engineers - Any recommendations?

Sydney Geotechnical Engineers - Any recommendations?

A structural engineer should know a geotech. Did you ask him? He has actually done most of his work with larger companies who have already organised…

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bg100
Sep 19, 2016 3:44 pm
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liam.margaret
Sep 19, 2016 2:05 pm
incurl
incurl
19 September 2016

Builders payment schedule and amounts

Builders payment schedule and amounts

Thanks for the replies. So what kind of figures % would you say is reasonable?

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incurl
Sep 19, 2016 1:23 pm
Gravy
Gravy
19 September 2016

Help with stat dec - list of authorized witnesses for land s

Help with stat dec - list of authorized witnesses for land s

Hi. I am wondering if anyone knows the answer to this question. I just had my transfer of land documents signed and my conveyancers have emailed me back saying I used an…

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Gravy
Sep 19, 2016 1:17 pm
Gravy
qebtel
qebtel
19 September 2016

Builders markup%

Builders markup%
1, 2

Ive said all I need to say here and dont want to get too off topic, but just on these two points bookkeeping in a basic sense of recording your…

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qebtel
Sep 19, 2016 10:26 am
lileegirl
lileegirl
19 September 2016

alfresco on same side as neighbours...

alfresco on same side as neighbours...

thanks so much for replying, I've been wondering how it would have been if I flipped the house. If I did the alfresco would have been right next to the other neighbours…

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lileegirl
Sep 19, 2016 9:09 am
lileegirl
shortnstumpy
shortnstumpy
18 September 2016

Early Settelment

Early Settelment

Following from my last post, we were notified of land settlement on the 14th of September so it was quicker then we thought

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shortnstumpy
Sep 18, 2016 10:19 pm
shortnstumpy
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
17 September 2016

To Hebel or not to Hebel....

To Hebel or not to Hebel....

We are getting Hebel for our home and have heard mostly good reports about it. We are also using in independent inspector who used to be a builder and they spoke highly…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Sep 17, 2016 11:53 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Beazley77
Beazley77
16 September 2016

HOME GROUP WA & POOL INSTALL

HOME GROUP WA & POOL INSTALL

I think if you ask this on the building a new home forum you'll find a few. Maybe do a search for older threads.

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Beazley77
Sep 16, 2016 10:26 pm
Beazley77
Borisdavenport
Borisdavenport
16 September 2016

Handover documents

Handover documents

Lawyers/ experts from real estate should take initiative on this matter. I searched here on this site and found nothing related to this topic.

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Borisdavenport
Sep 16, 2016 7:54 pm
Borisdavenport
simnatped
simnatped
16 September 2016

Tree stump

Tree stump

Very nice! I've spend the past 2 years digging out stumps in my garden. Unfortunately I don't think the neighbours would appreciate a bonfire. Only 3 stumps to go..... :oops:

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simnatped
Sep 16, 2016 1:18 pm
building-expert
building-expert
16 September 2016

Living in a fibro shack

Living in a fibro shack

Fibro is not the only risk, what about vinyl asbestos floor tiles. That is why I say get proper assessment.

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building-expert
Sep 16, 2016 11:12 am
building-expert
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 September 2016

Mirvac Harcrest Wantirna Stage 6 - Site Costs and Fill

Mirvac Harcrest Wantirna Stage 6 - Site Costs and Fill

Hi greenapple if it's a geo tech firm that builders use all the time then 1. Site reports are generally written the way builders want them to be written..some…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 16, 2016 10:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy
jas0nt
jas0nt
15 September 2016

Recommendation of Construction Lawyer in Melbourne

Recommendation of Construction Lawyer in Melbourne

It goes to show a builder's reputation is far more important than 20 pieces of paper in a contract. If they don't follow the contract or if there are disputes you'll be in…

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jas0nt
Sep 15, 2016 11:47 pm
renoauction
renoauction
15 September 2016

Garage doors

Garage doors

so many variables. what state and suburb, actual size. double door means nothing. what actual finish and colour. so many companies out there offer free quotes so get a few…

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renoauction
Sep 15, 2016 4:05 pm
renoauction
renoauction
15 September 2016

Nbn availability

Nbn availability

nbnco website is not even accurate. all sorts of myths floating around. phone them and you may get a better answer.

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renoauction
Sep 15, 2016 4:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
13 September 2016

Rusty Beam

Rusty Beam

Hi Alexxdavid Depending on the environmental conditions steel beams should be treated? Also photos do help

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 13, 2016 5:21 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
lp77
lp77
13 September 2016

Alfresco wooden roof

Alfresco wooden roof

Hubby would like this done, is it easier to do at build stage as putting in lights and ceiling fan ? We know it'll be more expensive done by builder but.. Maybe easier?

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lp77
Sep 13, 2016 2:42 pm
bg100
bg100
13 September 2016

Painting treated pine

Painting treated pine

An update since the original post - for a "non-premium" job like this most of the advice I got from various paint shops is that a couple of coats of most exterior paints…

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bg100
Sep 13, 2016 2:26 pm


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