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Wade+Erica
Wade+Erica
25 September 2017

rendering our house

rendering our house

Utilise Dulux online colour guide - it has swatches of complimentary colours. We wanted to paint our house grey, so we found a colour we liked and then entered it into…

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Wade+Erica
Sep 25, 2017 3:38 pm
bank
bank
25 September 2017

Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters

Our landloard has recently put them in our bedroom, they're not great, you don't get the beam of sun in your eyes that you get with a roller blind but you do get lots of…

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bank
Sep 25, 2017 11:11 am
bank
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 September 2017

Living Nightmare

Living Nightmare

Ness11 Welcome to the forum There are reasons why the building industry sticks to tried and tested conventional building technologies, ie. cavities control leaks & Water…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 25, 2017 8:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Joker
Joker
24 September 2017

Select another builder

Select another builder

Speak to current customers in your area, find homes just built, this will give you a good overview on what to expect, this is number one of several steps to find a good builder.

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Joker
Sep 24, 2017 5:01 pm
Drhomes
Drhomes
23 September 2017

Build price based on suburb

Build price based on suburb

Thanks you all for the responses!!

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Drhomes
Sep 23, 2017 10:27 pm
qebtel
qebtel
23 September 2017

Relocate Sewer Line

Relocate Sewer Line

No one shift a main sewer line to do a hatchet lot. 30K is too great an impost, you have to add it to your sub dividing costs, and then too much is eaten into your margin.…

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qebtel
Sep 23, 2017 12:19 pm
Merv
Merv
22 September 2017

Gas abolishment

Gas abolishment

Jemena must have felt the pressure cause they came and did the disconnection TODAY!! thank goodness we didn’t have to shout and carry on it get it done. Not…

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Merv
Sep 22, 2017 7:01 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 September 2017

Structural Engineer..Details, Photos,Help Needed, Q&A?

Structural Engineer..Details, Photos,Help Needed, Q&A?
1, 2, 3

fyeahm welcome to the forum Some engineers have developed their own classifications, but they are similar to the codes the upgrade from A to S is substantial as the slab…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 22, 2017 12:19 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Joelleg6
Joelleg6
21 September 2017

Apollo Blinds Feedback

Apollo Blinds Feedback

How's your experience been with Apollo Blinds? I'm considering purchasing Red Cedar plantation shutters from them.

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Joelleg6
Sep 21, 2017 8:25 pm
Joelleg6
Southies
Southies
20 September 2017

Cheap TEMPORARY alternative in lieu of garden path

Cheap TEMPORARY alternative in lieu of garden path

thanks for the ideas saintmike & jhiace..........will see what…

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Southies
Sep 20, 2017 6:44 pm
Southies
roger_b
roger_b
19 September 2017

How to connect drain hose of washing machine

How to connect drain hose of washing machine

Yikes! that is NOT a pipe to attach a washing machine too! It's a connection for a dishwasher. A washing machine drains a huge amount of water and requires a drain of at…

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roger_b
Sep 19, 2017 12:30 pm
Monash University
Monash University
18 September 2017

Complete survey on skip bins for chance to win $100 Giftcard

Complete survey on skip bins for chance to win $100 Giftcard

If you have recently hired a skip to dispose of your waste, or are planning to do so, complete a short survey and go in the draw to win a $100 Coles Myer voucher. Monash…

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Monash University
Sep 18, 2017 10:51 pm
Monash University

What is the roof angle? Is there a roof cavity? It is really impossible to give an opinion without being on site.

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andrelimfj
Sep 13, 2017 12:13 pm
sunny74
sunny74
12 September 2017

Cracked slab help please

Cracked slab help please

Hi insider Yes have done some more research and I think the core drilling and resin will be exactly what I need. The old pipe is now redundant so that won't matter. I…

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sunny74
Sep 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Sergey
Sergey
11 September 2017

whole house water softeners?

whole house water softeners?

Anyone has one? Are they good? What are the ongoing costs?

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Sergey
Sep 11, 2017 10:50 pm
Monash University
Monash University
11 September 2017

Participate in Skip Bin Study - win $100 Coles gift card

Participate in Skip Bin Study - win $100 Coles gift card

Monash University is conducting research to understand how people make decisions about which skip bin company to use. Complete a 10-15 minute interview,…

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Monash University
Sep 11, 2017 4:05 pm
Monash University
Joker
Joker
10 September 2017

New build evaluation shortfall. Officer. VIC

New build evaluation shortfall. Officer. VIC

It's almost considered that 5% is pretty much almost no deposit, with some over priced add ons, you would essentially almost be borrowing more than the home is worth.

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Joker
Sep 10, 2017 10:46 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 September 2017

Variations invoice 8 months after completion

Variations invoice 8 months after completion

Agreed the majority are OK and we can thank strict regulations, national standards, Code compliance & engineers for that I accept people (ie builders, designers &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 10, 2017 9:10 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September 2017

Does anyone know of any 'Matt Risinger' equivalents in Austr

Does anyone know of any 'Matt Risinger' equivalents in Austr

I'm really impressed with youtube channel. As a building certifier, this is the kind of builder that I would want to contract to build my own house... His video's are…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 07, 2017 11:17 pm
satish
satish
7 September 2017

Eden Brae Home and Land Package - Horrible Experience

Eden Brae Home and Land Package - Horrible Experience

Hi Rajesh, It seems you have a valid reason to terminate building contract with Builder. Try to negotiate to terminate the contract otherwise seek some help with Fair…

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satish
Sep 07, 2017 5:16 pm
building-expert
building-expert
7 September 2017

Advice needed our builders are bullying us

Advice needed our builders are bullying us

Yes, get a building consultant that can stand up to the builder and make the builder blink.

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building-expert
Sep 07, 2017 4:54 pm
building-expert
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September 2017

Australia's turn for "Leaky Building Syndrome"?

Australia's turn for "Leaky Building Syndrome"?

Ah yes... every homeowner needs to read the ... You normally have to pay for it, but it appears this website has it available in pdf to be freely downloaded. Just to…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 07, 2017 3:02 pm
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September 2017

Prospects of being a builder in Australia

Prospects of being a builder in Australia

Hi calvinshum A bit late to this conversation, but better late than never. I've worked in Government as a building regulator and in building code development, in the…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 07, 2017 2:47 pm
radiuz
radiuz
6 September 2017

Merbau Screening

Merbau Screening

Merbau stain is very difficult to remove from sandstone pavers. You could cover the pavers for approximately 2 – 3 months, which is what it will take for the merbau to…

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radiuz
Sep 06, 2017 7:27 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 September 2017

Hanging items from steel stud frame shed

Hanging items from steel stud frame shed

Why don't you ask the manufacturers they probably get asked this all the time

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 05, 2017 12:21 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
rach1986
rach1986
4 September 2017

New Build with Backyard Levelling

New Build with Backyard Levelling

For me, what would help me to decide when to do it would be access and cost. We had a similar situation. We did it after the build because we were doing it ourselves (to…

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rach1986
Sep 04, 2017 4:23 pm

Can someone interpret the side restrictions with this diagram for me? We originally wanted to buy this lot but were told by the builders that the first storey had…

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bvillemot
Sep 03, 2017 2:00 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 September 2017

Roofing design downward sloping block

Roofing design downward sloping block

It has nothing to do with the roof but everything to do with the roof drainage compliance that determines the gutter's cross sectional areas and the number and size of the…

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SaveH2O
Sep 02, 2017 3:01 pm
SaveH2O
arcachon
arcachon
2 September 2017

B&D Panelift - Upgrade to Timber Coat

B&D Panelift - Upgrade to Timber Coat

Good idea to spend extra if it matches front door and other trim. Make sure it does match though. I've seen houses where they went for different colours and it looks…

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arcachon
Sep 02, 2017 11:02 am
klea
klea
1 September 2017

Split stairs a week after install

Split stairs a week after install

Do you know what species/type of timber the treads are? It should certainly be seasoned/kiln dried appropriately so that it's done all it's shrinking and a lot of moisture…

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klea
Sep 01, 2017 7:38 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
31 August 2017

Recommendations needed - Private certifier - Sydney

Recommendations needed - Private certifier - Sydney

Hi evan_d, If no recommendations for a PC are forthcoming or even if you do get one... a piece of advice... if they are an employee they have to be covered by workers…

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Leonardo_23
Aug 31, 2017 6:15 pm
lys245
lys245
31 August 2017

109 Brighton street. Riverstone. Bellriver homes

109 Brighton street. Riverstone. Bellriver homes

Hi Spal, I am! I've messaged you before but never heard back. Would be happy to get in touch and share experiences.

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lys245
Aug 31, 2017 12:32 pm
Remmy
Remmy
31 August 2017

Doulton

Doulton

We are thinking of building the doulton home with Metricon. Is there any body who has built this home in recent times.Can you please share your experience and how can we…

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Remmy
Aug 31, 2017 9:50 am
Anthony S
Anthony S
30 August 2017

Cost of replacing a peir

Cost of replacing a peir

Hi my house is on peirs about 1meter crawl space in subfloor so there's plenty of room to move around. Just wondering rough figures on price to replace a peir with a steel one??

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Anthony S
Aug 30, 2017 6:57 pm
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
30 August 2017

Buying land that requires building contract

Buying land that requires building contract

Are there design covenants? I have no experience with this but conditions of sale from a vendor are rare unless buying direct from the developer. They can try to enforce…

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mrssnowden
Aug 30, 2017 3:55 pm
jhiace
jhiace
30 August 2017

Deposit when the builder breaches contract

Deposit when the builder breaches contract

This is confusing, You have paid them $1000 but still owe $5000, and you want you $1000 deposit back but you are thinking about paying them a further $4000 to get back…

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jhiace
Aug 30, 2017 12:12 pm
Jefffirsthomebuyer
Jefffirsthomebuyer
30 August 2017

Park Lane Springfield Rise

Park Lane Springfield Rise

Hello Nasir. We're just going to sign the contract today and go from there. I'll update you with the result of the soil test. We transferred from park lane 9 to park lane…

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Jefffirsthomebuyer
Aug 30, 2017 9:10 am
Sarahxox
Sarahxox
30 August 2017

Porch stairs issue

Porch stairs issue

Thanks oldchippy. Hopefully driveway wont get damaged in the process!

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Sarahxox
Aug 30, 2017 7:42 am
newbie11
newbie11
29 August 2017

Officer Town Centre Progress?

Officer Town Centre Progress?

Recently, a review was conducted by VPA to understand what is causing delays for officer town centre to attract private investors, what I have heard is land rates are…

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newbie11
Aug 29, 2017 6:11 pm
Mars5
Mars5
29 August 2017

Independent Building Inspection Costs

Independent Building Inspection Costs

Yes I second that don't forget the slab inspection Those prices similar to what I paid, but I had a PCI - handover inspection which included paint, plaster, and tiling…

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Mars5
Aug 29, 2017 6:31 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
28 August 2017

Homebuilding Lawyers

Homebuilding Lawyers

You need a contract specialist. Google "Unfair terms and conditions in contract' and other similar terms. It might apply to your mother's situation.

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SaveH2O
Aug 28, 2017 6:06 pm
SaveH2O
icat2000
icat2000
28 August 2017

Is this off white?

Is this off white?

Looks pretty cream to me.

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icat2000
Aug 28, 2017 2:49 pm
icat2000
BenJones1977
BenJones1977
28 August 2017

Change of Plans - Home Theatre

Change of Plans - Home Theatre

Hi All, I have been in my newly built home for just over a year now and as part of my build I allowed for a large games room that would be a dedicated theatre 4.93 x 6.29…

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BenJones1977
Aug 28, 2017 11:47 am
Mars5
Mars5
28 August 2017

Noosa 26 - Hallway wall Recess

Noosa 26 - Hallway wall Recess

A tip, If you have long plastered hallway, recesses can break up the plaster so plaster joins etc may be less visible with glancing light - mine look terrible with light…

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Mars5
Aug 28, 2017 4:53 am
tapasr_Lexia4
tapasr_Lexia4
27 August 2017

Views on Macarthur heights suburb

Views on Macarthur heights suburb

Whoever told you that Campbelltown is not safe may have not been in Campbelltown lately. Have you seen how many new estate is being build in the area and how much it has…

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tapasr_Lexia4
Aug 27, 2017 11:09 pm
tapasr_Lexia4
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 August 2017

Furniture layout

Furniture layout

For the furniture layout, it is better to opt for the services of Interior Design Firms in Delhi. They look your interior space and suggest the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 27, 2017 8:27 am
StructuralBIMGuy
jova7
jova7
27 August 2017

Overshadowing but not overshadowing

Overshadowing but not overshadowing

Hi I have faced a similar issue with my builder (Carlisle). we signed the contract with them and now as per them as mentioned in the email - "We…

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jova7
Aug 27, 2017 3:00 am

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