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Possums
Possums
3 July 2018

Paint colours

Paint colours

The important bits are the RGB values and the LRV value. These determine what shade and how deep the colour is. Dulux Tranquil Retreat is…

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Possums
Jul 03, 2018 6:39 pm
alexp79
alexp79
2 July 2018

Site Works and Preliminary Cost Estimates

Site Works and Preliminary Cost Estimates

Lol, cost of concrete itself creates a small difference. E.g. if you have 30 m3 of concrete in your slab and you pay $300 per m3 (which is on a very high side in NSW),…

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alexp79
Jul 02, 2018 2:14 pm
Zoe7117
Zoe7117
1 July 2018

Santorini 23

Santorini 23

Coral homes Santorini 23

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Zoe7117
Jul 01, 2018 7:18 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
1 July 2018

Side gate - dynabolt or chemset?

Side gate - dynabolt or chemset?

10mm anchor screws will hold better in hollow bricks. Bore a hole half way through the post large enough to fit a socket. buy some 100mmx10mm anchor bolts so 50mm is in…

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oldchippy
Jul 01, 2018 10:41 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
30 June 2018

Municipal Building surveyor or private

Municipal Building surveyor or private
1, 2

With only a warning letter being the case makes even more sense why my builder (a term I use loosely as the registered builder was never on site during my build) was so…

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Gaudi
Jun 30, 2018 9:24 pm
lokster
lokster
30 June 2018

Recommend good smaller builders in melbourne

Recommend good smaller builders in melbourne

HI there, How was your build process, we are looking at Makro also now. Cheers Lokster

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lokster
Jun 30, 2018 7:37 pm
building-expert
building-expert
29 June 2018

Inclement weather delay claim

Inclement weather delay claim

Read your contract, there is already allowance for inclement weather. Builder would have to prove that inclement weather was greater than allowed in the contract and that…

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building-expert
Jun 29, 2018 8:43 am
building-expert
alexp79
alexp79
27 June 2018

Metal Roof Tiles

Metal Roof Tiles

Hi, Has anyone been using Metal Roof Tiles for their builds, e.g. similar to http://www.met-tile.com.au/? They look so much better than galvanized Colorbond roofs. …

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alexp79
Jun 27, 2018 7:17 pm
Ivy1
Ivy1
27 June 2018

Painting external brick house

Painting external brick house

Thank you so much I’ll be checking that out this weekend!

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Ivy1
Jun 27, 2018 4:10 pm
MandM+4
MandM+4
27 June 2018

Building with Wisdom Homes - Re tender

Building with Wisdom Homes - Re tender

Yes you can make structural changes until you sign the contract, after that you get charged a fee to redraw the plans.

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MandM+4
Jun 27, 2018 3:41 pm
cooperplace
cooperplace
25 June 2018

bitumen supplier in Adelaide

bitumen supplier in Adelaide

I'm looking for a place to do a bitumen driveway: any recommendations? thanks

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cooperplace
Jun 25, 2018 8:16 pm
Jace2004
Jace2004
25 June 2018

Clean fill wanted Perth

Clean fill wanted Perth

Hi there are you still chasing fill

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Jace2004
Jun 25, 2018 9:28 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
24 June 2018

confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder
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OMG, you also! $15 is right down there. Do we have $5 anyone? Going once. Going twice.....

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SaveH2O
Jun 24, 2018 3:47 pm
SaveH2O
Liliana
Liliana
24 June 2018

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yes. If it hadn't been for Metropolis going to the press about incorrectly installed multilayer gas pipes I would never have been able to get this problem rectified…

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Liliana
Jun 24, 2018 1:43 pm
alexp79
alexp79
24 June 2018

Cavity Sliding Door - Mass Loaded Vinyl for sound proofing

Cavity Sliding Door - Mass Loaded Vinyl for sound proofing

And yes, if you still want to use MLV, best way will be to cover the full section of the pocket wall between gyprock and studs.

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alexp79
Jun 24, 2018 12:55 pm
Bee H
Bee H
23 June 2018

change over ducted heater

change over ducted heater

Is $2500 too much for a Bonaire rhino 320 change over including installation and remote control with 6 years warranty and compliance certificate

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Bee H
Jun 23, 2018 1:47 pm
ash w
ash w
23 June 2018

help with old screen doors

help with old screen doors

Hi I am looking for some help with finding some vintage screen door hardware. I am making my doors out of reclaimed silky oak and would very much like to compliment them…

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ash w
Jun 23, 2018 7:03 am
luxbuild
luxbuild
22 June 2018

Internal Cracks, some guidance required

Internal Cracks, some guidance required

Hi Justme15, So it looks like you are sharing a slab with another house, are they having the same problems? This looks to be your site in 2004 and 06. Looks to be a…

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luxbuild
Jun 22, 2018 6:55 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 June 2018

Water mains pressure exceed 500 KpA

Water mains pressure exceed 500 KpA

Didn't the plumber tell you that you had a valve or not? It would be unusual for one to fail. Just Google it so you can see what it looks like. They are invariably…

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SaveH2O
Jun 22, 2018 5:28 pm
SaveH2O
Joker
Joker
22 June 2018

Offering an express payment

Offering an express payment

Personally I budgeted for a two year build, so I would wait for best trades and had time to find best quality with no compromises at much lower prices, for me it worked a…

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Joker
Jun 22, 2018 2:08 pm
Justin74
Justin74
22 June 2018

Tiling

Tiling

Thanks , This is the projection..... The issue is how to attach the bluestone to the underside, Builder isn’t sure how to fix it to the underside

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Justin74
Jun 22, 2018 10:21 am

DUCAN Trading - 2nd Hand Building Material in Chipping Norton- provides recycled solid bricks, pavers, at lowest price guarantee. Recycled solid…

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Ducan Trading
Jun 21, 2018 4:14 pm
Ducan Trading
JB1
JB1
20 June 2018

Underfloor heating. Advice, comments, experience etc

Underfloor heating. Advice, comments, experience etc
1, 2

That's a good idea. At the moment, I've poured my slab, however as side of the slab is uneven, it's pointless to attempt to add XPS between slab and brick veneer. I…

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JB1
Jun 20, 2018 12:30 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
19 June 2018

New house: Pressure Limiting Valve installed on mains?

New house: Pressure Limiting Valve installed on mains?

http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets ... -Rates.pdf You likely have this already. If you don’t get a reply overnight, you can try calling the plumbing authority…

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Gaudi
Jun 19, 2018 11:21 pm
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
19 June 2018

Slab damage from excavator

Slab damage from excavator

I had precisely this happen when I built 20 years ago. I was not happy and complained to the builder. At the time I saw the damage the framer was there about to begin…

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 19, 2018 10:03 pm
aussieta
aussieta
19 June 2018

A Special bath tap seat?

A Special bath tap seat?

i used ceramic bath sets which does not use the original seat, the whole thing is in the tap body https://www.bunnings.com.au/mondella-ch ... t_p5002774

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aussieta
Jun 19, 2018 7:13 pm
aussieta
mjulhes
mjulhes
19 June 2018

Help for translate building vocabulary

Help for translate building vocabulary

Hello, I'm a french estimator for a timber construction, i'm trying to translate my resume but i have some problems with the english bulding vocabulary. If someone can…

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mjulhes
Jun 19, 2018 4:34 pm
diggi
diggi
19 June 2018

Fridge Cavity

Fridge Cavity

Ha ha, made a mistake here once, gave the kitchen builder the fridge width and he made the cavity exactly that, needless to say we couldn't put our fridge there. Id say…

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diggi
Jun 19, 2018 11:16 am
san_riri
san_riri
18 June 2018

Timber frame window - Upgrade

Timber frame window - Upgrade

Hi All, We're building the Lincoln 35 MKII with…

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san_riri
Jun 18, 2018 10:52 pm

Hi Keen on these tiles from Beaumonts but they are 150 wide i need 200mm Has anybody seen them somewhere in Sydney? I am talking about…

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Peter Bell
Jun 18, 2018 2:37 pm
JessieGirl01
JessieGirl01
17 June 2018

Anyone used Colorbond Surfmist for roof choice?

Anyone used Colorbond Surfmist for roof choice?

Hi newbuild14 - what did you go with? Any photos! Love your colour scheme that you had - did you go with it?

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JessieGirl01
Jun 17, 2018 7:07 pm

Hi, has anyone used the stone inspired scheme of di lorenzo with wisdom homes? Main floor

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KatDS
Jun 15, 2018 7:15 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
14 June 2018

Metricon Build - few upgrades advice

Metricon Build - few upgrades advice

Cost of adding LED downlight was similar for me with another building company Downlights in top floor where these is roof access may be cheaper to install later. Get a…

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Gaudi
Jun 14, 2018 6:49 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
14 June 2018

Introduction

Introduction

unlikely you will find much assistance on this particular forum. i suggest you connect with cleaning contractors in your area and learn on the job while you start with…

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IamSAM
Jun 14, 2018 3:43 pm
IamSAM
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 June 2018

Cost for obtaining building permit

Cost for obtaining building permit

hI Yoyohv The cost of getting Plans, Engineering & Building drawings completed was also discussed here There is information, data and materials on a Composite Deck…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 14, 2018 3:04 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
splendid_12
splendid_12
14 June 2018

Advice on Fencing

Advice on Fencing

Thanks for the feedback

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splendid_12
Jun 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Xervish
Xervish
13 June 2018

Security screens installers

Security screens installers

Hi all, I'm looking at getting some security screens installed for the new place (exciting times :)). I've done some searching on net for the main ones in the market…

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Xervish
Jun 13, 2018 9:47 am
building-expert
building-expert
13 June 2018

Interim Occupation Certificate

Interim Occupation Certificate

Interim occupancy certificate is in reality a conditional permit subject to other items being completed. What does it say needs to be done?

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building-expert
Jun 13, 2018 7:28 am
building-expert

Hi everyone! So I’ve made the mistake of looking at too many colors for our exterior and…

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Ivy1
Jun 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Gloria55
Gloria55
12 June 2018

Kithen - Part Renovation

Kithen - Part Renovation

if you choose to go with a cashy handyman, you may only get what you pay for, and what about the guarantee? If you care about your resale value, the kitchen needs to be…

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Gloria55
Jun 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Dbell
Dbell
12 June 2018

Changing plans to an issued Complying Development Certificat

Changing plans to an issued Complying Development Certificat

Hi everyone, first time poster. We recently had a complying development certificate issued and now need to make some changes to the design and finish I have a builder…

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Dbell
Jun 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Fmadave
Fmadave
11 June 2018

Is This Common Practice

Is This Common Practice

I'm not in Vic I'm using the builders

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Fmadave
Jun 11, 2018 10:15 pm
patprice
patprice
10 June 2018

Builder Completion Time

Builder Completion Time

Thanks SBG. Too trusting! But unfortunately what is does do is create a caustic relationship with the builder and we now have a very formal bad communication. There have…

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patprice
Jun 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Flint1080p
Flint1080p
9 June 2018

double storey - anyone replaced cladding with brick?

double storey - anyone replaced cladding with brick?

Thanks for your advice guys. I've been told that the balmoral is a different design and has more brickwork on the top floor as standard compared to…

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Flint1080p
Jun 09, 2018 8:29 pm
Tips
Tips
9 June 2018

Corinthian RIM RIMP Translucent Doors

Corinthian RIM RIMP Translucent Doors

Hello folks Am planning to get few of these doors. These doors are glass panel surrounded by timber/MDF frame. For those who’ve similar doors with translucent glass…

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Tips
Jun 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Mr_Ed
Mr_Ed
8 June 2018

Ubiquiti CCTV Cameras

Ubiquiti CCTV Cameras

Is the resolution good and does the motion detection work well?

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Mr_Ed
Jun 08, 2018 7:28 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
8 June 2018

If you had to pull of country/hamptons but needed to use bri

If you had to pull of country/hamptons but needed to use bri

I'm not a huge fan of render either. I like tiles as a feature, especially ones with texture, or that stacked stone stuff. Sorry I can't be of more help. Good luck :)

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TashPaul
Jun 08, 2018 3:12 pm
TashPaul

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