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Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
29 October 2011

Pre Purchase Building inspection

Pre Purchase Building inspection

If your report looks like ours - there's about 3 pages of report and 30 pages of disclaimers saying that they can't be held responsible for a thing.…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 29, 2011 6:57 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
29 October 2011

Traves drouvos

Traves drouvos

I'm surprised this topic has survived this long on this site. He doesn't appear on the OCBA Builder's Licencing website, perhaps you should give them a call. You should…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 29, 2011 6:41 pm
urk697
urk697
28 October 2011

Is it easy to add a water point in the toilet after handover

Is it easy to add a water point in the toilet after handover

Yes there is a regulation from the http://www.pic.vic.gov.au Option are to put a back flow prevention system and a drain or do it after the handover. Cheapest way is to…

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urk697
Oct 28, 2011 3:47 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 October 2011

Building Envelopes

Building Envelopes

Ah well, there you go then. Not having done any rural DAs for about ten years or so I wasn't sure if the OP was using the right terminology. The councils used to call it…

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Stewie D
Oct 28, 2011 1:08 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
28 October 2011

Which soil test is right?

Which soil test is right?

I would err on the side of caution if there's any chance you have extremely reactive clay with lots of movement inside or close to the building envelope, but that's just me...

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cmhamilton
Oct 28, 2011 9:07 am
Large
Large
27 October 2011

shipping containers home

shipping containers home

Containers are only around 2.9 meters wide you may want to place the two containers next to each other and cut the inner walls out.

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Large
Oct 27, 2011 9:16 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
27 October 2011

Tile Removal

Tile Removal

As the previous poster said it wont be easy and you may have to cut the tiles into smaller sections with a small angle grinder then carefully take them up. I think where…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 27, 2011 5:11 pm
mark ii
mark ii
26 October 2011

Waffle pod slab and piers.

Waffle pod slab and piers.

Have a read of as2870 it is about residential slabs and covers waffle pods.

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mark ii
Oct 26, 2011 8:54 pm
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
26 October 2011

A question for Draftsman

A question for Draftsman

Hi Mate; Im in the Commercail / residential industry in WA. Tough question this. Currently the swing seems to be going towards Revit, especially in the bigger commercial…

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Pat the draftie
Oct 26, 2011 12:34 pm
Pat the draftie
Nika25
Nika25
26 October 2011

In need of a draftsman

In need of a draftsman

Hi Everyone I'm on the hunt for a draftsman that can help me, so if anyone can recommend anyone it would be greatly appreciated. Basically i…

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Nika25
Oct 26, 2011 10:35 am
Nika25
Trewman
Trewman
25 October 2011

How to tell if land has titled

How to tell if land has titled

Hi zircon, after a few days since my origional post yes this did mean our land titled on friday I revieved a call on saturday from the sale office to confirm :)

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Trewman
Oct 25, 2011 7:10 pm
Ballabil
Ballabil
24 October 2011

Please help me feel better about my retaining wall

Please help me feel better about my retaining wall

Glad that you found my suggestions helpful. The initial shock of having your plans destroyed can be very difficult. Hope it all works well.

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Ballabil
Oct 24, 2011 7:19 am
Buttercup
Buttercup
23 October 2011

Labourer for hire?

Labourer for hire?

I think $20 an hour would be a fair rate as long as they put in an honest days work. BTW I'm not offering it's just my…

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Buttercup
Oct 23, 2011 9:41 pm
Buttercup
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

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