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Joker
Joker
16 February

Pepperwood Brick on Natural Mortar

Pepperwood Brick on Natural Mortar

Ask austral for locations, then have a look at actual homes. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
Feb 16, 2017 1:28 pm
Joker
Joker
16 February

PICKING A BUILDER

PICKING A BUILDER

Picking a builder can be like buying a lottery ticket, but like buying a lottery ticket, you can increase your chances of picking a better builder, it's no certainty but…

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Joker
Feb 16, 2017 1:23 pm
Cyrus12
Cyrus12
15 February

5-9 Hanke Rd Doncaster

5-9 Hanke Rd Doncaster

Hi We bought a unit over a year ago at this address (@5-9 Hanke Rd, Doncaster 3108 ). We were told by the real estate that they construction starts in few months, but…

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Cyrus12
Feb 15, 2017 10:11 pm
Joker
Joker
15 February

Excessive site costs?

Excessive site costs?
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Province estate highton geelong, first third of the estate, all blocks had metre high retaining walls in front of blocks, this land is all sloping and these blocks sold…

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Joker
Feb 15, 2017 12:49 pm
Emerald Hills
Emerald Hills
15 February

How to get the land you want in a estate

How to get the land you want in a estate

I am sorry to hear you are having difficulty with obtaining land in your area. If you are purchasing land direct from the developer you should be notified of the day and…

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Emerald Hills
Feb 15, 2017 11:43 am
Emerald Hills
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 February

Soil Testting

Soil Testting

A lot of engineers are now (wisely) recommending soil moisture tests and monitored daily watering for 2 weeks to rehydrate the soils of KDRs to acceptable moisture levels…

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SaveH2O
Feb 15, 2017 9:14 am
SaveH2O
Joker
Joker
14 February

Fencing issue - what would you do?

Fencing issue - what would you do?

Cry poor, try that with local council rates, one way or another they must be payed, same goes morally for neighbouring fences, problem is some people will take advantage…

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Joker
Feb 14, 2017 9:13 pm
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
14 February

Kitchen designers

Kitchen designers

We did a kitchen Reno with them a few years ago. I thought they'd since been taken over by Nobby's ?

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Hillsbuilds
Feb 14, 2017 12:31 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
14 February

Neighbors Extension appears very high

Neighbors Extension appears very high

There are clauses in part 4 of the Victorian Building Regulations relating to overlooking & overshadowing neighbours windows and 'private open spaces'. These should have…

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ausdesign
Feb 14, 2017 9:34 am
ausdesign

We're renovating our kitchen, and I'm unsure as to the sink. We're looking at shaker cabinets with a contrasting island (dark gray in island and light beige around the…

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mialowe84
Feb 12, 2017 8:01 pm
Foddy77
Foddy77
12 February

Prepping external bare brick wall for tiling

Prepping external bare brick wall for tiling

Chasing some tiling wisdom, tips and tricks from the tiling community... I have an external 2x bare brick wall 3m high x 2.1m wide double brick that I need to prepare for…

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Foddy77
Feb 12, 2017 5:30 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
12 February

Building practitioner's code of conduct.

Building practitioner's code of conduct.

The Building Act, Division 2 - Codes of conduct for building practitioners states: 177 Authority may approve codes of conduct for building…

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SaveH2O
Feb 12, 2017 8:55 am
SaveH2O
bashworth
bashworth
11 February

Builder Stopped Communication -- What to do?

Builder Stopped Communication -- What to do?

Your contract should have the builders address on it, so pay that a visit. No result . . . talk to a lawyer.

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bashworth
Feb 11, 2017 8:16 am
bashworth
Althom
Althom
10 February

Problems due to metropolitan housing density

Problems due to metropolitan housing density

Councils and Planning Authorities in all states are doing stupid things. Our estate has lots of narrow roads with many blind corners and there's nowhere to park

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Althom
Feb 10, 2017 8:05 pm
Althom
building-expert
building-expert
9 February

Roof flashing material by sight

Roof flashing material by sight

To me that looks like a standard valley gutter made from zincalume steel

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building-expert
Feb 09, 2017 10:58 pm
building-expert
Dinnymar11
Dinnymar11
9 February

Internal wall paint

Internal wall paint

Has anyone used Taubmans ageless nh30. Would like to know thoughts on this wall colour. Thanks.

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Dinnymar11
Feb 09, 2017 8:45 pm
Roy Felton
Roy Felton
8 February

New house - do I need gas?

New house - do I need gas?

The best thing is to go for solar as it is more convenient compared to gas. We just need sunlight for it. There’s also the green benefit that they don’t burn gas .…

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Roy Felton
Feb 08, 2017 8:15 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
8 February

Can I change a brick veneer wall to double brick?

Can I change a brick veneer wall to double brick?

Anything is possible, but that would cost an absolute bomb, not worth considering. Most tradesmen would probably tell you it can't be done as well. Kind Regards James…

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Our Build123
Feb 08, 2017 7:40 pm
Our Build123
Mclaren77
Mclaren77
7 February

Dispute with Real Estate Agent regarding Painting

Dispute with Real Estate Agent regarding Painting

Ex Property manager here, I've seen walls like this many times, usually it's a problem with the cement walls being damp which causes the paint to blister and crack. The…

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Mclaren77
Feb 07, 2017 8:37 pm

Pest Control

Pest Control

Yes spraying on yearly basis can help you to keep home safe from pests but I like to spray natural DIY exterminators. Even got…

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Online Gardener AU
Feb 07, 2017 1:04 pm
Online Gardener AU

If I constructed a small flat-roofed building that was 3m wide using cool room panels such as Bondor's XFLAM panels, could the flat roof have no pitch if it had a…

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cjh
Feb 03, 2017 11:26 pm
khantong24
khantong24
3 February

Recommend builder

Recommend builder

Hi all, we were planning to build a new house for expansion family. After shopping for past few months, it's seem the cost of rebuilding are far over our budget…

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khantong24
Feb 03, 2017 7:31 pm
khantong24
emle_25
emle_25
3 February

Attic conversion in WA - anyone here done this?

Attic conversion in WA - anyone here done this?

Hi We have just had a storage attic installed in Caversham. We used andy from A1attics he was very competitive on price and open to my ideas. We also had a whirly bird…

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emle_25
Feb 03, 2017 1:20 pm
Sutherland484
Sutherland484
1 February

Demolition on council strip and liability

Demolition on council strip and liability

Hi, We have been told by the builder to demolish the driveway to the curb, ie on the council land, as well as all our house etc. The demolition companies we are getting…

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Sutherland484
Feb 01, 2017 4:07 pm
arcachon
arcachon
31 January

Electrical Plan - Thoughts?

Electrical Plan - Thoughts?

You've perfectly described one of the issues dealing with a volume builder compare to a more boutique operator. They are really a production line. Happy to step you…

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arcachon
Jan 31, 2017 9:03 pm
Yas2016
Yas2016
31 January

Tiler Recommendations Perth

Tiler Recommendations Perth

Can anyone recommend any tilers that work north of the river Perth? Want someone with a proper business that produces invoices, offers invoices, adheres to building codes…

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Yas2016
Jan 31, 2017 1:01 pm
occxlr8ed
occxlr8ed
29 January

Adding Value: Laundry to 2nd Bathroom

Adding Value: Laundry to 2nd Bathroom

Just want your opinions before we commit. Currently a 3 Bedroom Unit: See plan below: https://i2.au.reastatic.net/2126x1102-r ... rplan1.jpg I am thinking to create a…

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occxlr8ed
Jan 29, 2017 8:41 pm
CXR
CXR
29 January

Ground clearance - weep holes

Ground clearance - weep holes

Thanks mate. Looks like I have to dig this up now!

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CXR
Jan 29, 2017 2:11 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
28 January

Neighbour's letter box on boundary line

Neighbour's letter box on boundary line

Does it matter ? Unless its an ugly construction - it might be a silly thing to argue about - especially with a neighbour ... ;) BUT - if its awful you can always grow a…

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Saint Mike
Jan 28, 2017 9:30 am
Saint Mike
Mec06
Mec06
27 January

Any changes do think

Any changes do think

The second one looks much better, better use of space and not the huge hallways at the front. Agree it would be good to minimise the study and make the master bigger

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Mec06
Jan 27, 2017 10:57 am
Mec06
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
25 January

Water pump size for no town water?

Water pump size for no town water?

Chris, re your current house water pressure; If you will be there for a while yet, you could hook up the Scala2 to the mains water at the house and use it as a booster pump.

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SaveH2O
Jan 25, 2017 9:27 pm
SaveH2O

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Hi Navi, hope you don't mind me asking a similar question on your post. Has anyone completed Cert IV in construction Estimating?

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Patches Ohoolihan
Jan 23, 2017 6:03 pm
algernon
algernon
23 January

Best Orientation - Sydney New Build

Best Orientation - Sydney New Build
1, 2

Bearing in mind that these quotes are from custom builders, not project builders - including R 2.0 acoustic batts in virtually all internal walls in a double-storey house…

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algernon
Jan 23, 2017 11:50 am
shellby
shellby
21 January

Electrictians - getting power to the front of the block

Electrictians - getting power to the front of the block

We did, we have had power put to the front next to our driveway, with a powerpoint and light. We did this as the meter box is on the small side of our land with a driveway…

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shellby
Jan 21, 2017 11:28 pm
shellby
farah
farah
21 January

Painter & Decorator recommendation

Painter & Decorator recommendation

Hi, I need to paint a two-bedroom unit throughout including ceilings, walls, doors, and door jambs. Patch areas where required and fill cracks with no more gaps. Prepare…

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farah
Jan 21, 2017 1:57 pm
JB1
JB1
21 January

Builders warranty

Builders warranty

Got a photo? As stated above, It may be designed to have water in there.

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JB1
Jan 21, 2017 9:59 am
rian27
rian27
20 January

Significant Colour Difference of Rendering

Significant Colour Difference of Rendering

There is also a difference in color tone between wet and dry. White could appear as Grey when wet.

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rian27
Jan 20, 2017 5:16 am
rian27
KC16
KC16
19 January

Gyprock walls

Gyprock walls

I will investigate the skim. I have a builder here at present who may be able to do it unless anyone knows of someone in Brisbane who is a whizz at it?

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KC16
Jan 19, 2017 6:12 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 January

Doors

Doors

Re doors. I feel our ensuite toilet area etc can be a tad small. I feel ours could have been - maybe 30-50 cms wider. Also - the powder room - often forgotten - we…

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Saint Mike
Jan 19, 2017 10:11 am
Saint Mike
bkbourgeois
bkbourgeois
19 January

How was it working with a contractor?

How was it working with a contractor?

I'm doing a research assignment for a class project and I'm wondering if you could help me by answering this survey. It's short, 5 questions and is geared to people who…

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bkbourgeois
Jan 19, 2017 5:01 am
ausnix
ausnix
15 January

Lochaven Cranbourne West

Lochaven Cranbourne West

Hi all. Long time lurker first time poster. Is anyone building or about to build in the Lochaven estate in Cranbourne West. What experience have you had with your bank and…

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ausnix
Jan 15, 2017 8:18 pm
Orpheus
Orpheus
13 January

Elandra Homes

Elandra Homes

I am interested in elandra homes as well. The elanora design is very nice. @Orph Build thread: viewtopic.php?t=78328 Home Furniture: viewtopic.php?t=80551 Technology…

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Orpheus
Jan 13, 2017 7:45 am
Orpheus
jackkiek
jackkiek
11 January

concrete piers or screw steel piles?

concrete piers or screw steel piles?

Both are good but I would but I would like to suggest you to survey perfectly before deciding.

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jackkiek
Jan 11, 2017 2:31 am
jackkiek
jackkiek
11 January

H Slab - Screw Piles

H Slab - Screw Piles

Hey I am Jack Kiek and I am new this page.I am very glad to know about you topic and discussions and I have a lot of ideas after joining it.

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jackkiek
Jan 11, 2017 2:28 am

Hi I was passing by a makeup shop called mac and they had these panels with colorful lights behind them, I was wondering what are these usually called. Thanks

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ayyak
Jan 10, 2017 8:56 am
deeps
deeps
9 January

Walking in ceiling space of steel frame truss roof?

Walking in ceiling space of steel frame truss roof?

What an absolute pain! Surely they need to make roofspaces trafficable for future work/maintenance etc.

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deeps
Jan 09, 2017 12:35 pm

PROVISIONAL SUM ALLOWANCES

PROVISIONAL SUM ALLOWANCES

I would like to think that most builders are ethical but the lure of big bucks can corrupt morals very quickly in some. Yes PS can be difficult and the client can easily…

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building-expert
Jan 09, 2017 12:53 am
building-expert
Berek
Berek
5 January

Style of home

Style of home

You need to get the link to the picture (hosted elsewhere) and use the full editor when posting. It has the img or url button to insert the link.

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Berek
Jan 05, 2017 8:06 pm


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