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Joker
Joker
22 August 2017

Bushfire levy revoked but builder burbank still charging

Bushfire levy revoked but builder burbank still charging

This highlights how much a good inspector is needed, what will go unnoticed with out a educated eye, how much better and fairer will builder be knowing, you got knowledge…

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Joker
Aug 22, 2017 12:25 pm
liltrano
liltrano
21 August 2017

Can you identify this?

Can you identify this?

Thanks guys! I think you were spot on ❤️

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liltrano
Aug 21, 2017 10:53 pm

We used blackbutt and we love it...with coal roof, monument gutter and off white mortar...see our progress in our blog...how this helps http://buildingourhumblehome.blogspot.com

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tapasr_Lexia4
Aug 20, 2017 8:45 pm
tapasr_Lexia4
theclaudiabeck
theclaudiabeck
20 August 2017

Deck staining colour advice - penetrating oils, painting, or

Deck staining colour advice - penetrating oils, painting, or

Hi, I was looking to renovation my decking and some good tips for the same. deck colour advise, paining etc. At that time I came across this article that has a lot of…

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theclaudiabeck
Aug 20, 2017 6:59 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
20 August 2017

How many LED downlights required ?

How many LED downlights required ?

No - sorry - but don't dismiss the use of tinting on windows - as well. Can help with privacy, temps etc.

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Saint Mike
Aug 20, 2017 9:22 am
Saint Mike
cherrypinata
cherrypinata
19 August 2017

What do you think about a ‘smart ladder’?

What do you think about a ‘smart ladder’?

Hi everyone, I’m currently working on an electronics design course at university. Our group is interested in prototyping a smart ladder, designed to provide feedback to…

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cherrypinata
Aug 19, 2017 8:24 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 August 2017

Neighbours garage on property line, wants bedroom

Neighbours garage on property line, wants bedroom

I endorse the reply (below) that you received from 'bazzle' on Whirlpool". "You need to talk to the Planning dept at Maroondah Council... Asking on here may not give the…

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SaveH2O
Aug 19, 2017 9:24 am
SaveH2O
markandsam
markandsam
16 August 2017

Anyone building in Riverstone NSW

Anyone building in Riverstone NSW

Fantastic! Looking forward to seeing how your build goes

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markandsam
Aug 16, 2017 11:04 pm
firstchu
firstchu
16 August 2017

Water Connections

Water Connections

Oops my bad. I am in a regional NSW so had to connect water via council. I m guessing maybe the land was subdivided and the developer did not connect water in your land.…

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firstchu
Aug 16, 2017 9:05 pm
budadahal
budadahal
16 August 2017

How to organise water connections ???!!!!

How to organise water connections ???!!!!

the builder should be responsible for your water connections

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budadahal
Aug 16, 2017 7:19 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
15 August 2017

Legal action against builder

Legal action against builder

I believe all disputes have to go to the DPDRV in Victoria (Compulsory Conciliation). Here the dispute will be conciliated fairly... hopefully. Should either party…

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Leonardo_23
Aug 15, 2017 2:26 pm
Sammie2017
Sammie2017
15 August 2017

Yeah .... found a Redbank Forum

Yeah .... found a Redbank Forum

Thanks Mandora ..... Good Luck with everything :-D

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Sammie2017
Aug 15, 2017 12:59 pm
Joker
Joker
15 August 2017

Hebel had no impact on energy rating

Hebel had no impact on energy rating

I would get some and conduct my own tests , anything anyone said or claims can be deceptive, it would give you peace of mind and you would really know if it works. Ive…

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Joker
Aug 15, 2017 8:51 am
Becs Coral
Becs Coral
14 August 2017

Sink in Butler's Pantry/WIP - Yes or No?

Sink in Butler's Pantry/WIP - Yes or No?

We have one and like Bank, have our kettle, coffee maker and toaster in there. We have our mugs and a few spoons and make our toast and tea and coffees in there. Love it…

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Becs Coral
Aug 14, 2017 8:26 pm
Becs Coral
Kosborne
Kosborne
14 August 2017

Cornish Engine House Conversion

Cornish Engine House Conversion

Hi 👋🏻. So we're from Cornwall uk, we've been granted planning permission to turn the remains of a Cornish engine house into our family home. I'm going to be…

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Kosborne
Aug 14, 2017 7:08 pm
Jefffirsthomebuyer
Jefffirsthomebuyer
14 August 2017

CJHomes

CJHomes

Thank you StructuralBIMGuy!

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Jefffirsthomebuyer
Aug 14, 2017 1:01 pm
ourforeverhome
ourforeverhome
14 August 2017

Attention MJH

Attention MJH

Thank you for your reply

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ourforeverhome
Aug 14, 2017 10:19 am
Berek
Berek
12 August 2017

Deck - please give advice

Deck - please give advice

I understand your thinking. You’ll need to research your state and council regulations regarding what plans you need to provide and if you need footing inspections etc.

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Berek
Aug 12, 2017 10:05 pm
Berek
Berek
11 August 2017

Repairing Cracks

Repairing Cracks

You’ll need a flexible gap sealer. The hinge area is a stress point.

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Berek
Aug 11, 2017 10:35 pm
yhfg27
yhfg27
10 August 2017

Intercom and gate integtation

Intercom and gate integtation

just installed electric gate which should be integrated with intercom. my understanding is when visitor comes, I push button on intercom, it should allow visitor enter.…

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yhfg27
Aug 10, 2017 9:31 pm

We've just moved into our new off the plan apartment and the built in cupboards don't have drawers. I guess when it comes with OTP you can never figure exactly what you're…

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michellew090
Aug 10, 2017 7:45 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 August 2017

slab poured yesterday and framing started next day

slab poured yesterday and framing started next day

mickzoey Not so.. you will need to check your wind loading category and plate-> Frame anchoring system I've seen dynabolts & Hilti explosive anchors cracking slab edges…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 10, 2017 6:49 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Garyd51
Garyd51
10 August 2017

front storm door

front storm door

I'm gonna buy a storm door. Is right hand or left hand an issue for consideration??

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Garyd51
Aug 10, 2017 2:12 am
amyaamanda
amyaamanda
9 August 2017

What is this material

What is this material

This is look like a Plastic Glass Fibre!!!

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amyaamanda
Aug 09, 2017 10:26 pm
gommeqld
gommeqld
9 August 2017

Karndean Loose Lay Vinyl

Karndean Loose Lay Vinyl

I'd suggest neither. We looked at Karndean a couple of years ago but decided against it because of the high cost and (if I recall correctly) the subsequent need to…

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gommeqld
Aug 09, 2017 6:11 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 August 2017

Christmas shut down - Metricon

Christmas shut down - Metricon

We were surprised how quickly our lot - not Metricon - came back after Christmas. But as said above - ask them.

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Saint Mike
Aug 09, 2017 2:23 pm
Saint Mike
Nawsome
Nawsome
9 August 2017

Damaged kerb

Damaged kerb

For faster response from council - it helps to have exact location (street number, not just the street) and to also indicate possible pedestrian traffic. For example, is…

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Nawsome
Aug 09, 2017 1:25 pm
Nawsome
Bri1234
Bri1234
8 August 2017

Power pits

Power pits

This is probably a bit late but my understanding is power pits are installed between 2 properties and can be used by both. We are doing a KDRB and are waiting for the…

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Bri1234
Aug 08, 2017 11:10 pm
Bri1234
dickens090
dickens090
8 August 2017

Rights with fixing defects? hand over in 3 days! (VIC)

Rights with fixing defects? hand over in 3 days! (VIC)

You have the right to stay there. Have you ever tried call the related organizations.

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dickens090
Aug 08, 2017 8:21 pm
GLO
GLO
7 August 2017

How does no gas impact Basix score?

How does no gas impact Basix score?

Already using induction, 3Kw solar (but want 10kw) and off peak hot water.(would consider heatpipe hw or distant 2nd heatpump hw)

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GLO
Aug 07, 2017 9:39 pm
arodc
arodc
7 August 2017

Patching holes in galvanised fence posts

Patching holes in galvanised fence posts

I have some galvinised fence posts I need to paint. They previously had some fixings attached to them which I have…

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arodc
Aug 07, 2017 12:35 pm
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Berek
Aug 06, 2017 8:22 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
6 August 2017

Building Inspector - Help

Building Inspector - Help

Colin, different area to you but we're paying $2400 for all inspections on a 36 square single storey. Inspections are / were: Pre Pour/Base Inspection Slab…

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PVBuild
Aug 06, 2017 7:40 pm
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tapasr_Lexia4
Aug 05, 2017 9:17 pm
tapasr_Lexia4
Bcoyne
Bcoyne
5 August 2017

Driveway Gold Coast

Driveway Gold Coast

Hi, I own a corner block of land in Maudsland on the Gold Coast and I am trying to find out what the setback would be if we were to put the driveway on the corner.

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Bcoyne
Aug 05, 2017 8:30 am
Joker
Joker
4 August 2017

double charged by estimator

double charged by estimator

I would absolutely abandon a build based on, and from early contract unsigned, there is multiple errors, it's a sign that mistakes are common, and builders are only as…

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Joker
Aug 04, 2017 1:30 pm
Joker
Joker
4 August 2017

Help Please - Contract - What to Look Out For

Help Please - Contract - What to Look Out For

Has structuralbimguy said, these standard contracts favour builder, get them looked at, your got to at least understand what you are signing, you might even abandon the…

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Joker
Aug 04, 2017 1:22 pm
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Isa Stralian
Aug 03, 2017 11:09 pm
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SaveH2O
Aug 03, 2017 10:26 pm
SaveH2O
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 August 2017

Council approval

Council approval

Depends - do your builders have an opinion. Might have missed the cut off date first time ? I wouldn't let 2 weeks worry you - there's more to come :)

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Saint Mike
Aug 03, 2017 12:51 pm
Saint Mike
MAPLEMAN
MAPLEMAN
3 August 2017

development applications

development applications

Hi Folks Newbie to forum Recently rented out a house in QLD that was extensively renovated by the owner Problem was that he didn't have ANY development applications lodged…

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MAPLEMAN
Aug 03, 2017 10:08 am
VMS
VMS
2 August 2017

Did anyone build with Ranshe Home builder in Victoria

Did anyone build with Ranshe Home builder in Victoria

Hi AACJ, I am planning to go with Ranshe homes. How did you go with your building process? Please let me know. Thanks.

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VMS
Aug 02, 2017 8:20 pm
Shazzamax
Shazzamax
1 August 2017

Parador 1050 Walnut Limed 3-Strip

Parador 1050 Walnut Limed 3-Strip

Hi there, Just wondering if anyone has used the Parador Walnut Limed laminate flooring in their house and would possibly have a photo. Thanks

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Shazzamax
Aug 01, 2017 10:36 pm
Shazzamax
Gaudi
Gaudi
1 August 2017

Would You Rent House Next Door While building your House?

Would You Rent House Next Door While building your House?

Good for you! Great to keep an eye on the build. 7am starts with noise are a bit harsh if you are not an early riser. During day the noise, keep your windows shut and…

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Gaudi
Aug 01, 2017 8:25 pm
Joker
Joker
1 August 2017

Knockdown and Rebuild Upgrades Costs

Knockdown and Rebuild Upgrades Costs

Once you have only one source of purchase, then the price will be full blown retail plus some, competition is gone, they nearly always will get you with emotional…

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Joker
Aug 01, 2017 1:03 pm
saahmadbulbul
saahmadbulbul
1 August 2017

3 Subdivision of 585sqm zone GRZ1

3 Subdivision of 585sqm zone GRZ1

Hi I was wondering if anyone can help me understand subdividing rules. I want to subdivide 585sqm land located in…

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saahmadbulbul
Aug 01, 2017 12:32 pm
butters7388
butters7388
31 July 2017

Attaching fence post to built to boundary wall

Attaching fence post to built to boundary wall

That was my thoughts. Our plans show that it is built 200mm inside the boundary. There is really nothing we can do about it now but wondering what the legalities are if…

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butters7388
Jul 31, 2017 4:44 pm
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Bhinder
Jul 30, 2017 9:47 pm


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