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Thejones88
Thejones88
22 February

House not built to NATHERS 6 Star Energy Rating.

House not built to NATHERS 6 Star Energy Rating.

I have a lot of pictures but we are looking to take things further and I will post some soon. We have a 45mm incline in to one room, alfresco appears to have a bore pier…

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Thejones88
Feb 22, 2021 9:47 pm

So I just purchased this old 60s villa ground floor apartment and about 6 months into owning it a bunch of cracks have appeared. The previous owners probably did a pretty…

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jatacid
Feb 22, 2021 4:37 pm
Bimbob
Bimbob
22 February

Help -Building costs - confused

Help -Building costs - confused

Its just a business model. Just like the health food ads you see on TV. Just eating their food isnt going to make you as attractive as the models they use. The building…

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Bimbob
Feb 22, 2021 4:11 pm
bashworth
bashworth
22 February

Solar panel

Solar panel

As you get the most power from panels facing North building on a block to the west isn't a huge issue.

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bashworth
Feb 22, 2021 2:12 pm
bashworth
MCDAT
MCDAT
22 February

Roof repair - clips or silicon (glue)

Roof repair - clips or silicon (glue)

I need some work done on our roof. It involves a fair amount of ridge cap rebedding and fixing up of slipping tiles around the valleys. So far I have two sets of quotes…

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MCDAT
Feb 22, 2021 10:08 am
Tom_777
Tom_777
22 February

Roof paint colour matching for Zincalume?

Roof paint colour matching for Zincalume?

Hi, I'm about to repaint my old colourbond tin roof which is currently faded brunswick green. I'm looking to achieve a colour/ finish as close to a Zincalume looking…

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Tom_777
Feb 22, 2021 9:56 am
sifntdaz
sifntdaz
21 February

Arranging demolition in advance

Arranging demolition in advance

do you work for demo logic Chris? seems like you just made an account to market for them.

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sifntdaz
Feb 21, 2021 5:19 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
21 February

WA Window import

WA Window import

Not the greatest window and terrible after sales

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Doozer1905
Feb 21, 2021 1:30 am
Dacitus123
Dacitus123
20 February

Neighbour placed electricity cables under my driveway - no e

Neighbour placed electricity cables under my driveway - no e

For what it's worth, electrical lead-ins are generally buried at least 600mm deep. A 6ft fence won't need to go deeper than that for posts - although your fencer might dig…

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Dacitus123
Feb 20, 2021 11:00 pm
Emma12
Emma12
20 February

Dark and stormy PGH brick

Dark and stormy PGH brick

Hello, Old post but just saw this. Wondering what you ended up going with, as I'm currently trying to pick out of this range also, and it always looks different to what…

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Emma12
Feb 20, 2021 10:15 pm
Noname
Noname
20 February

Connecting spoon drains to silt pits

Connecting spoon drains to silt pits

Also how many should I look at getting. 4 or 8? House is 25m long and 15 wide

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Noname
Feb 20, 2021 6:53 pm
Peteros
Peteros
19 February

creaking bathroom tile

creaking bathroom tile

Thanks very much for the feedback, i,ll take it on board and get back to the builder that fitted bathroom

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Peteros
Feb 19, 2021 10:54 pm
Biancaz
Biancaz
19 February

Devenport 35 build

Devenport 35 build

Hi all. Has any built or will be building the devenport 35???? I’m tossing up that or Denver 32. I have no idea what the hell im doing and would absolutely LOVE some…

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Biancaz
Feb 19, 2021 7:46 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 February

Query regarding the plans - who owns the plan and design

Query regarding the plans - who owns the plan and design

While it's true that the drawings belong to the builder it doesn't necessarily include copyright. Do you have prior art where you sketched or drew what you wanted and…

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ECOECO
Feb 19, 2021 3:27 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 February

Missing shop drawings

Missing shop drawings

Shop drawings should be a record of how things go together, they don't represent what actually happened. Why not just tank the planter box?

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ECOECO
Feb 19, 2021 3:14 pm
ECOECO
KatR
KatR
19 February

Fence issues with neighbour

Fence issues with neighbour

Hi there, I would like some advice on a fence dispute I have with my neighbour. I have an empty block of land on a sloping area and I am about to start building a home…

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KatR
Feb 19, 2021 12:10 pm
Sharlene
Sharlene
19 February

New home build

New home build

Has anyone built with escape homes Gold Coast QLD ? Just been approved finance so curious if anyone has built With them !

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Sharlene
Feb 19, 2021 10:22 am

Slab heave/ slab design/ engineering questions.....

Slab heave/ slab design/ engineering questions.....

Thank you for the detailed response Harts. Thus far I have had a building inspection and report, a full CCTV inspection of the plumbing (some of it is not code…

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Cracking everywhere
Feb 18, 2021 10:43 pm
Fore2
Fore2
18 February

demolition cost

demolition cost

lol "seemed like they’re leave asbestos scattered all over our block" you made this assumption from?

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Fore2
Feb 18, 2021 8:21 pm
Chris Tanton
Chris Tanton
18 February

Demolition recommendation

Demolition recommendation

Hey guys old thread but for anyone who may be looking for a reliable company to get a quote from: Demo Logic They just done our house and couldn’t be happier. They were…

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Chris Tanton
Feb 18, 2021 7:06 pm
Splashers
Splashers
17 February

Composite decking getting too hot in direct sun?

Composite decking getting too hot in direct sun?

My experience the composite decking gets just as hot as a well oiled decking with timber and pretty much the same with concretes. If you are doing around your pool in full…

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Splashers
Feb 17, 2021 6:46 pm
Splashers
thibika1992
thibika1992
17 February

Leppington Byron Bay Land registration

Leppington Byron Bay Land registration

Apparently they have mentioned, land will be registered in March this year.

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thibika1992
Feb 17, 2021 12:09 pm
ACVM
ACVM
17 February

Minor Changes to Driveway size before Occupation Certificate

Minor Changes to Driveway size before Occupation Certificate

Thanks structuralBIMGuy Appreciate the input. Incidently my concreter just called up a min ago and mentioned the same thing. :) Mentioned he will draw up the formwork…

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ACVM
Feb 17, 2021 10:12 am
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
17 February

New Solar Quote - Is this Cost ok?

New Solar Quote - Is this Cost ok?

Go to Whirlpool forum they have a dedicated forum on Solar, there are some gurus that will tell you

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Doozer1905
Feb 17, 2021 12:26 am
Berek
Berek
16 February

Sharing neighborhood fence

Sharing neighborhood fence

Gotcha.

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Berek
Feb 16, 2021 7:45 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 February

Painting a Chalky plaster Ceiling

Painting a Chalky plaster Ceiling

Many years ago I bought a unit on Manly beach in poor condition with flaky ceilings. I consulted a couple of separate painters that had done some work for me doing renos…

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Stewie D
Feb 16, 2021 8:04 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
16 February

Weephole

Weephole

A low intensity rainfall area is one that has a 1:20 ARI of 120 mm/hr or less. Perth's 1:20 ARI exceeded this the last time I checked the NCC.

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SaveH2O
Feb 16, 2021 12:43 am
SaveH2O
Zul
Zul
15 February

Shelves

Shelves

I need somebody to build this shelf 2400 width, 900 depth, 1080 high at my place in Wahroonga. How much would it be including material ( melamine wood) ?

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Zul
Feb 15, 2021 6:31 pm
Bimbob
Bimbob
15 February

Pull force regulation for sliding doors?

Pull force regulation for sliding doors?

no regs for pull force im aware of. Check with AWA

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Bimbob
Feb 15, 2021 3:56 pm
Elysse32
Elysse32
15 February

Duplex construction loan

Duplex construction loan

Hi all, My husband and I have a house. We want to purchase land and build a duplex. Our house doesn’t have much equity. We do have a 5% cash deposit towards the duplex…

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Elysse32
Feb 15, 2021 11:38 am
sociangal
sociangal
15 February

Garage paint

Garage paint

I am glad that it now turned out similar to the one I made in ivisualizer

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sociangal
Feb 15, 2021 8:50 am
amsaini15
amsaini15
15 February

Approx 2m slope

Approx 2m slope

Hi BanjoDan How much site cost you paid with split level home? Does it mean back of your house has more height due to 3 steps going down?

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amsaini15
Feb 15, 2021 1:16 am
Mitchetto
Mitchetto
14 February

Tick Homes House & Land Package

Tick Homes House & Land Package

Hey Neighbour right back at you, haha! 😄 That’s fantastic! Glad to hear it. Yup, that was my understanding in the end too :) Very exciting times ahead — looking…

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Mitchetto
Feb 14, 2021 7:50 pm
Bimbob
Bimbob
14 February

How to reduce the size of a hole on a brick wall?

How to reduce the size of a hole on a brick wall?

colorbond flashing beneath the vent and around the penetration. Be sure to seal appropriately.

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Bimbob
Feb 14, 2021 3:56 pm
HZ86
HZ86
13 February

Canterbury Grand Deluxe

Canterbury Grand Deluxe

Hi - any update on your construction?

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HZ86
Feb 13, 2021 1:54 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
12 February

Found out where water has washed away my slab - can I fill?

Found out where water has washed away my slab - can I fill?

Unfortunately, there is nothing you can by at the hardware shop that will fix your problem You will need to dig up and replace the pipes or reline either way it is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 12, 2021 12:09 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

The building was built in 2016 (so still under warranty) I purcharsed it from previous owner in 2019…

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baronapple
Feb 12, 2021 9:09 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 February

Implied vs structrual warranty

Implied vs structrual warranty

Well that's a nice response... I would write a letter of demand that they commence works immediately to rectify the issues or you will proceed…

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ECOECO
Feb 11, 2021 3:04 pm
ECOECO
arcadelt
arcadelt
11 February

Sanding floating timber floors

Sanding floating timber floors

It very much depends on the type of engineered flooring. The cheapest can just be a "picture" of wood glued to a rather nondescript substrate and with a glossy coat. The…

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arcadelt
Feb 11, 2021 11:28 am
bestspecials
bestspecials
11 February

Help with master bedroom layout

Help with master bedroom layout

Good luck with whatever you do. I am sure it will look great.

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bestspecials
Feb 11, 2021 10:49 am
bestspecials
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
11 February

Who is responsible for pooling around a house?

Who is responsible for pooling around a house?

Think of the water as lazy because it always goes downhill. At the moment it stops at the lowest point it can get to and pools where you don't want it. You need to have…

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Phil of Sydney
Feb 11, 2021 9:59 am
jatacid
jatacid
11 February

How to surface a wall that experiences movement?

How to surface a wall that experiences movement?

I have an old 60's clinker brown brick flat which has some pretty significant cracks. I got a few engineers and although the foundations are probably a bit shaky, the…

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jatacid
Feb 11, 2021 8:51 am
Eazyware
Eazyware
10 February

What building products would you like delivered to site quic

What building products would you like delivered to site quic

What products or tools delivered to your job instantly would make your life easier ?

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Eazyware
Feb 10, 2021 9:19 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 February

Pier and Beam Footings

Pier and Beam Footings

What you require is full disclosure, facts, data/proofs...only then you can make an informed decision. When you put an offer in, with a subject to clause, move quickly…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 10, 2021 11:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Irini_n
Irini_n
9 February

Storybook Homes

Storybook Homes

Hello Lee. Just a quick message. Did you end up building with Storybook? And if yes, how did it go? We are in same position you were a year ago and not sure what to…

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Irini_n
Feb 09, 2021 1:36 pm
KateBrooks
KateBrooks
8 February

Duplex Build - Cumberland Council NSW

Duplex Build - Cumberland Council NSW

Thanks StructuralBIMGuy. How does one avoid paying for…

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KateBrooks
Feb 08, 2021 4:26 pm
Berlin
Berlin
8 February

Eden Brae/ Connect Homes

Eden Brae/ Connect Homes

Hi Kellymd ! Did you go ahead with Eden Brae/connect homes ? I am actually looking at their turn key package at Box hill, NSW and yeah we cannot customise anything which…

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Berlin
Feb 08, 2021 11:07 am

Build Material Cost Comparison

Build Material Cost Comparison

Hey Coops007 Welcome to the forum It helps if you put up your location and what stage you are at in the process. ie drawings, 3D Model Quants, data, DA, BA, CDC,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 08, 2021 9:58 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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