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SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 March

Water everywhere,ruining home.

Water everywhere,ruining home.

There is an increasing crescendo from many quarters for a National Royal Commission into the building and construction industry but the problem would be the size, cost and…

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SaveH2O
Mar 10, 2019 5:07 pm
SaveH2O
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 March

Carpentry Apprentice - Pre Fab or Cut on Site?

Carpentry Apprentice - Pre Fab or Cut on Site?

You really wouldn't miss out on too much by working for a company that uses pre-built frames. Anyone can knock together a stud wall. Any frame would be put together with…

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Stewie D
Mar 09, 2019 9:03 am
vlf1985
vlf1985
9 March

Road Signs on Crossover

Road Signs on Crossover

Hi All, We have a 4P sign that sits just on the side of the crossover which will be impacted once we begin to build our crossover. To get the sign removed/relocated is…

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vlf1985
Mar 09, 2019 1:17 am
random101
random101
8 March

Neighbour started demolition / renovations before permit

Neighbour started demolition / renovations before permit

Hi all, Just a quick one. I am doing a demolition and my neighbour, decided it would be a good time for him to start knocking over his house as well. Albeit - we are…

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random101
Mar 08, 2019 7:26 pm
nikki1304
nikki1304
8 March

Laundry Chute regulations in Australia

Laundry Chute regulations in Australia

HI, Does anyone know why my builder will not have a tope opening hinge for my laundry chute that is 1.2m high from the floor. They want to have it opening like you do with…

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nikki1304
Mar 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Angello
Angello
7 March

Looking for recommendations for covering ugly tile flooring

Looking for recommendations for covering ugly tile flooring

I wanted to give my mother a dinnerware set for mother’s day but I was surprised how difficult it is to find nice, classic,…

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Angello
Mar 07, 2019 11:45 pm

Hi guys I have recently built my veggie patch on the ground and have noticed some mysterious holes appearing overnight. Not sure what is causing them. At the moment, I…

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rajan_g4
Mar 07, 2019 9:47 pm
rajan_g4

NEW PREMISES 175-177 CANTERBURY RD, CANTERBURY 3126. PAGE ANTIQUES…Established in Melbourne 1980. Antique Furniture Melbourne, Melbourne Sellers of fine quality…

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pageantiques
Mar 07, 2019 5:07 pm
pageantiques

AcraTex

AcraTex

Thanks Joker

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chippyjohn1
Mar 06, 2019 11:31 pm
Ardo
Ardo
6 March

Painting Wainscoting

Painting Wainscoting

For me, and I’m an internet certified professional in every area including decorating, I would think a low sheen or semi gloss would be what I would paint it. Gloss is…

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Ardo
Mar 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Sethor
Sethor
6 March

Builder Recommendation for a narrow lot in Perth Petro

Builder Recommendation for a narrow lot in Perth Petro

Most builders will work in established areas, you just have to find one your happy to go with.

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Sethor
Mar 06, 2019 5:01 pm
bashworth
bashworth
6 March

cracking thumping noise from inside roof

cracking thumping noise from inside roof

Steel and wood do expand and contract at different rates so I would expect some noise at times.

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bashworth
Mar 06, 2019 3:21 pm
bashworth

Fresh homes Qld

Fresh homes Qld

Hi all Anyone here building with Fresh homes ? Currently considering them building on the Gold Coast but cannot find much information about them.

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Building diaries
Mar 06, 2019 12:32 am
Ethanr
Ethanr
5 March

Zero lot easement rules in Blacktown council

Zero lot easement rules in Blacktown council

Hi, I am exploring designs to build a two story home in Schofields, Blacktown council. The lot is 10*30 size. The design I am looking to go for is providing width of 8.1m…

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Ethanr
Mar 05, 2019 10:20 pm
esanto1
esanto1
5 March

Recent Vergola Reviews?

Recent Vergola Reviews?

I’d think it would be open most of the time. It will be on the side of a large alfresco area where we plan to put a bbq

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esanto1
Mar 05, 2019 5:03 pm

Hi We have granny flat in house in Woodville West, SA. Granny Flat already has it own toilet and bathroom. I would like to know, do I need council's approval for put…

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prashant
Mar 05, 2019 2:05 pm
HowardH
HowardH
5 March

Small custom builder recommendations in Melbourne

Small custom builder recommendations in Melbourne

alex, yes this is true but only the bad ones, most should be able to cope with the downtrend Thanks Radiuz, I will check them out.

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HowardH
Mar 05, 2019 12:25 pm
ssvdara
ssvdara
4 March

Builders Warranty Victoria

Builders Warranty Victoria

Hi All, I am going thru my builder to sort out lots of non-compliant issues straight after moving into our new home (purchased brand new). I am fighting with the builder…

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ssvdara
Mar 04, 2019 4:52 pm
lisalula
lisalula
3 March

Drilling into brick - please help

Drilling into brick - please help

Thank you all, I got it sorted, got some better wall plugs and screws and had to drill new holes and it is holding. Thanks to you both! :) :)

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lisalula
Mar 03, 2019 11:06 pm
justme15
justme15
3 March

Blow door Test

Blow door Test

Anyone done a blow door test in Melbourne? Curious to know the results and maybe even get a recommendation if possible. TIA

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justme15
Mar 03, 2019 3:31 pm

More Lemons, he bought a Lemon

More Lemons, he bought a Lemon

Don't be put off. Pre purchase inspection reports have limitations, exclusions and disclaimers and there are very good reasons for that however if the defects should have…

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building-expert
Mar 03, 2019 1:03 pm
building-expert

Home Staging for property sale

Home Staging for property sale

Wow that's a big amount but it's coco republic so must be really good. Thanks for the information, it's really helpful. I'll shop around and will see which one's good…

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Melbournevic
Mar 02, 2019 4:59 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
1 March

Bathroom water damage claim against company

Bathroom water damage claim against company

The builders warranty may actually be 10 years. You may be best to call consumer affairs and talk through your situation. https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/licensi ...…

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Gaudi
Mar 01, 2019 2:47 am
star3
star3
28 February

good and affordable builder in sydney; not project home!

good and affordable builder in sydney; not project home!

stay away from sett homes built with them 5 years ago and work is so bad. too many issues to list

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star3
Feb 28, 2019 5:24 am
alexp79
alexp79
27 February

Building with Dechellis - has anyone any advice?

Building with Dechellis - has anyone any advice?

It would be really great if later you could (confidently) share your building inspection reports as well as comment on your experience in rectifying issues to the future…

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alexp79
Feb 27, 2019 4:22 pm
ratna
ratna
25 February

Sydney: custom designed house, builder to Lock Up stage

Sydney: custom designed house, builder to Lock Up stage

Hi, I am looking for the same.. based in Thornleigh, please let me know if you managed to get someone. Thanks in advance

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ratna
Feb 25, 2019 10:20 pm
Joker
Joker
25 February

Should I Hire a 3rd party Building Inspector for Final Inspe

Should I Hire a 3rd party Building Inspector for Final Inspe

without doubt get a third party inspector has they are saying that the third party inspection will pull up way more than they will judging there own work,you will go only…

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Joker
Feb 25, 2019 3:43 pm
neilrogers
neilrogers
24 February

connect water mains to granny flat

connect water mains to granny flat

thanks. I know which pipes are hot and cold and the granny flat has a tap on the cold and hot. I know i need a reducer I just can't find one. Thought I would ask here to…

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neilrogers
Feb 24, 2019 6:00 pm
Kavh
Kavh
24 February

What is wrong with these bricks?

What is wrong with these bricks?

Hello Burke, hope your brick issue has since resolved. I have an unrelated question if i may, really like the colour of your upstairs cladding with the brick colour. What…

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Kavh
Feb 24, 2019 3:34 pm
halfbrick
halfbrick
24 February

External staircase

External staircase

Hi everyone from a new member' We are restoring a 1920's Qlder which will have a 3 mtr wide stairway as the entrance. Does anyone know how many steel stringers I need to…

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halfbrick
Feb 24, 2019 2:27 pm
alexp79
alexp79
24 February

Hebel vs Masterwall vs others.

Hebel vs Masterwall vs others.

Well, Australian building industry is stuck in pre-historic state. The buyers have to be educated what is better for them and what is worse. Educated buyers or buyers…

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alexp79
Feb 24, 2019 1:45 pm
arpibrij
arpibrij
23 February

pegs installed

pegs installed

thank you chippy!!! you advise is very helpful...gives us some peace of mind....

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arpibrij
Feb 23, 2019 3:08 pm
mmckie
mmckie
23 February

Braycharlo Estate Oakdale

Braycharlo Estate Oakdale

Just wondering if anyone here has bought a block of land at Oakdale in the Braycharlo estate? Was meant to be registered at the start of last year?

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mmckie
Feb 23, 2019 2:31 pm
Kezza icf
Kezza icf
21 February

Pros and cons with all-in-one insulated roofing panels

Pros and cons with all-in-one insulated roofing panels

Hi Supa007. We have had our Bondor roof for 12 months now. We have a 3deg roof and the underside of our roof forms our ceiling, we went for the shiplap finnish as we felt…

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Kezza icf
Feb 21, 2019 8:35 pm
Jadeedaj
Jadeedaj
21 February

Boutique Homes Wardrobes

Boutique Homes Wardrobes

Hi all, Just wondering what the standard/upgrade options for robe fittings are. Looking at the Providence, there is a long sliding door robe section as well as a walk in…

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Jadeedaj
Feb 21, 2019 8:19 pm
aussieta
aussieta
21 February

Attaching a load-bearing cross beam to a plasterboard wall

Attaching a load-bearing cross beam to a plasterboard wall

if it is attached to the wall i think you will need an engineer use 4 legs

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aussieta
Feb 21, 2019 6:22 pm
aussieta
nikhilkr2019
nikhilkr2019
21 February

Covering storm water easement in backyard

Covering storm water easement in backyard

There is a 1000x300mm storm water easement in the top right corner of my backyard. As part of leveling the lot, current opening of that has to go 300mm down the new level.…

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nikhilkr2019
Feb 21, 2019 9:02 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 February

Mimosa Structural Gurantee

Mimosa Structural Gurantee

A very big question on many fronts.

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SaveH2O
Feb 21, 2019 1:04 am
SaveH2O
Ehsantl
Ehsantl
20 February

What kind of fireplace is this?

What kind of fireplace is this?

It's not gas, there is nothing in it except the iron grill and the damper at the top can be pushed in to be open. I've done some research and as mentioned by Joker it…

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Ehsantl
Feb 20, 2019 1:22 pm
gillybean
gillybean
20 February

Boundary Fence

Boundary Fence

Yeah I agree but I’d still be querying the developer. They’ll probably still get out of it, buried in the fine print somewhere but can’t hurt to ask. Good luck.

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gillybean
Feb 20, 2019 11:29 am
gillybean
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
19 February

Anyone live near a active quarry?

Anyone live near a active quarry?

Anyone live near a active quarry? We are currently on the hunt for property and we have found a good size acreage but on the opposite side of the road is a rock quarry.…

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DustyBlue
Feb 19, 2019 8:28 pm
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
19 February

McLachlan Homes

McLachlan Homes

I met the owner Brad recently at the opening of his canal front display home at Newport, lovely passionate bloke.

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sweetswisssteel
Feb 19, 2019 3:43 pm
coffecup1978
coffecup1978
19 February

Create a storage room in rumpus room? regulations?

Create a storage room in rumpus room? regulations?

Hi, I'm very new to the whole house reno thing. I have a rather large rumpus room upstairs that I don't use for much, and I am considering building a storage room at the…

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coffecup1978
Feb 19, 2019 1:47 pm
Joker
Joker
19 February

Cleaning vinyl flooring

Cleaning vinyl flooring

Floor masters greenacres , rapid clean with all the good commercial products, example is I purchased a 4litre floor cleaner about 42 dollars, have had it for 18 months,…

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Joker
Feb 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Cal_D
Cal_D
19 February

Substrate for Tiled Table Top???

Substrate for Tiled Table Top???

From your experience does Marine Ply have much movement? I'm just not sure how strong fc sheets are as far as supporting loads. Thinking about pairing a 9mm Marine Ply…

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Cal_D
Feb 19, 2019 12:10 pm
Davis
Davis
18 February

Do I need a final OC

Do I need a final OC

Hello Mooch88, A final occupation certificate should always be obtained if you can, however, you are not committing an offence. The following advice is only relevant to…

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Davis
Feb 18, 2019 9:48 pm

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