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Nsam
Nsam
1 May

Changes after CDC approval

Changes after CDC approval

Hi John, Construction plans are to follow the approved CDC drawings unless the Certifier (Council or PCA) has approved the variation. I'm not quite sure what made the…

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Nsam
May 01, 2017 8:13 pm
jdlx
jdlx
1 May

Repairing render on a Hebel Block wall

Repairing render on a Hebel Block wall

Hi all I took the advice of James and contacted Fredd from Fredd's Painting on 0422 343 194 He has done a great job. I'm happy now. Cheers savey

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jdlx
May 01, 2017 7:09 pm
jdlx
JDL1973
JDL1973
29 April

excessive water pooling under house

excessive water pooling under house

Thanks heaps for your reply and advice I definitely will do so.....do you know if this is a common concern with slopping blocks/ houses that have had extensions?

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JDL1973
Apr 29, 2017 12:52 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
29 April

Breaks in Drainage Pipe

Breaks in Drainage Pipe

Thank you for the clear explanation of the different tests. Very useful for planned re:CCTV. Knowing what is and is not being done. And this time I'll be using a…

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Gaudi
Apr 29, 2017 5:07 am
albertsean
albertsean
28 April

Anyone Resprayed Kitchen recently?

Anyone Resprayed Kitchen recently?

Hello guys! Has anyone done kitchen respray recently? Actually, I want to respray my kitchen and bathroom and want to know your…

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albertsean
Apr 29, 2017 12:13 am
Roger123
Roger123
28 April

Total Joint Finish on exterior?

Total Joint Finish on exterior?

Hi, I just found out from someone that my current builder is using Boral Total Joint Finish on the outside on the blueboard & supposedly you can't? And used Cornice cement…

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Roger123
Apr 28, 2017 9:28 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
28 April

pvc pipes

pvc pipes

They may be sewerage access points. They should get cut down to ground level once that has been established. If that's what they are you'll be grateful for them if you…

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arcadelt
Apr 28, 2017 9:17 pm

PCI inspection by private inspector

PCI inspection by private inspector

Hi Vandy The PCI is generally a condition inspection, so the report provides an opinion on the condition of the home at the time of the inspection. The report at a…

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gmbuildingconsultant
Apr 28, 2017 6:16 pm
gmbuildingconsultant
arcadelt
arcadelt
26 April

Misinterpretation of window

Misinterpretation of window

Things can be recorded as a contract variations after signing, but if you did not get a response and have no evidence trail showing that you didn't get what you asked for,…

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arcadelt
Apr 26, 2017 7:41 pm
BGW
BGW
26 April

Capital Building

Capital Building

Hi All, Has anyone used capital Building Contractors in Balwyn Victoria? Thanks

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BGW
Apr 26, 2017 3:21 pm
albertsean
albertsean
25 April

Which colour is best for kitchens?

Which colour is best for kitchens?

Hi Campbell! Thanks for your response. I think gray white color is a good combination for kitchen paint. What you think?…

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albertsean
Apr 25, 2017 11:54 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
25 April

Suspended Concrete Slab with Hydronic Heating

Suspended Concrete Slab with Hydronic Heating

Our slab is on fill, although our deck slab is suspended. We too are putting hydronic pipes into a top coat for some of the slab, so that can be done on whether precast or…

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arcadelt
Apr 25, 2017 9:13 pm
Joker
Joker
24 April

external door

external door

Weather strips will be used to seal all gaps around your doors, if not, get it done. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
Apr 24, 2017 1:57 pm
Horse
Horse
24 April

Control Joints

Control Joints

Thanks twylamc. I will ask them to do that. It is very helpful to have all this comments from experts.

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Horse
Apr 24, 2017 12:23 pm
mhouse
mhouse
22 April

Moving Stormwater Kerb Connection

Moving Stormwater Kerb Connection

I am putting in a new crossover for my house, but found out that I may need to move the stormwater connection from the house to the kerb (maybe by 30-50cm) to accomodate…

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mhouse
Apr 22, 2017 9:06 pm
Jasper_D
Jasper_D
20 April

Question about old houses

Question about old houses

Hey Folk New poster here. I have a question about a lot of unrestored old houses that I see in Vic / Tas that I'm hoping someone can clarify. When I say 'old' I mean…

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Jasper_D
Apr 20, 2017 9:34 pm
Berek
Berek
20 April

Wooden Floorboards

Wooden Floorboards

I'm not a builder but here's what I think. The effort put into securing it to the floor is proportionate to the value of the contents :-) You'll need to try to get it over a…

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Berek
Apr 20, 2017 9:22 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
20 April

Adv. to having Building + Pest inspection BEFORE offer?

Adv. to having Building + Pest inspection BEFORE offer?
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Hey qebtel, Hate to deflate you but your only 1 in half a mill. I am the other one. After 48 years in construction I don't need BE's help either in inspecting houses…

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oldchippy
Apr 20, 2017 7:52 pm
Nuri
Nuri
20 April

Help with living room design

Help with living room design

I had thought about that, problem is most L-shaped couches are a bit too long on the side that would run down the middle. I don't want to block the pathway, so the side…

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Nuri
Apr 20, 2017 5:26 pm

House 1m below street level - best rebuild options?

House 1m below street level - best rebuild options?

First you need to examine the foundations of the house and the stability of the ground itself. Depending on that you can start making plans. An underground garage sounds…

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JasonRoberts85
Apr 19, 2017 11:59 pm
rondy
rondy
19 April

CIG gas bottle dumped on our site. HELP

CIG gas bottle dumped on our site. HELP

Thanks. BOC have finally agreed to accept ownership & collect the bottle.

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rondy
Apr 19, 2017 5:42 am
lilpen
lilpen
18 April

electrical

electrical

can anyone please tell me or show me what it should look like inside your electrical box on a new house

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lilpen
Apr 18, 2017 4:08 pm
Joker
Joker
18 April

Gutters and downpipe requirements

Gutters and downpipe requirements

First few things I said to my Draftsman /architect was, want a really good drainage system and extra downpipes put in, 3_4 more than required, have seen way too many water…

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Joker
Apr 18, 2017 1:42 pm

Depth of stormwater pvc and electrical underground?

Depth of stormwater pvc and electrical underground?

Electrical: Minimum 500mm depth of cover Or 300mm below concrete of the concrete is >75mm thick (excludes pavers, bitumen etc) measured from under the concrete (e.g 300mm…

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 17, 2017 6:12 pm
1960sModernistHome
gtpossum888
gtpossum888
15 April

Construction Builders

Construction Builders

Hi Thank you for your reply. I will find out over the weekend. Thanks

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gtpossum888
Apr 15, 2017 9:14 am
Berek
Berek
11 April

Land Insurance before build starts?

Land Insurance before build starts?

The conveyancing company told me about it when I bought a block. There are countless ways for someone to injure themselves and then sue you. It depends on how risky you…

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Berek
Apr 11, 2017 9:54 pm
Fat hobbit
Fat hobbit
11 April

Examples of 8.5m high houses

Examples of 8.5m high houses

Woah! What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing MrsJM - now I just wonder if I'm going to be spoiling myself with the 8.5m. FH

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Fat hobbit
Apr 11, 2017 2:06 pm
kymmo
kymmo
10 April

Advice for a first timer in over her head??

Advice for a first timer in over her head??

Thankyou for your response, money is the key isnt it, and probably is what it behind the panic too!! But yes, plenty of time there is no rush to have it all done. If I…

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kymmo
Apr 11, 2017 12:20 am
Joker
Joker
8 April

Leaking Ensuite?

Leaking Ensuite?

Sometimes even a inch of missed gaulking will mean big water problems, get to ground level to check shower, also some builders only water proof shower area etc, don't do…

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Joker
Apr 08, 2017 1:08 pm
Harpies
Harpies
7 April

Plumbing 'shed' toilet

Plumbing 'shed' toilet

All depends on what the fall is: talk to your plumber about that. My plumber brother often advises customers after he has unblocked their sewer to only use full flush,…

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Harpies
Apr 07, 2017 11:08 pm

Great small builder finished our home

Great small builder finished our home

Good to hear a successful finish to what would have been a stressful situation.

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Our Build123
Apr 07, 2017 10:41 am
Our Build123
Horse
Horse
7 April

Payment process of Unregistered Land

Payment process of Unregistered Land

They will, and i believe its standard in a contract. Pre approval is different to unconditional finance. I have read where bank will not give unconditional loan even if…

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Horse
Apr 07, 2017 7:07 am
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bennals
Apr 06, 2017 11:09 am

Career change from IT to Builder?

Career change from IT to Builder?
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Hi Mr Education: hope you have become builder now. I am similar sort of situation where i am thinking of switching my field and becoming a builder. Is there a possibility…

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sunnychawla
Apr 05, 2017 3:37 pm
Caramel
Caramel
5 April

Sandstock Bricks

Sandstock Bricks

Hi, My husband and I are wanting to build our house with PGH sandstock bricks. We are finding it really difficult to find houses close to us to look at. If anyone has…

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Caramel
Apr 05, 2017 3:18 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
4 April

While the walls are off...

While the walls are off...

My neighbors kitchen window is directly behind my head when i lay in bed albeit 2.4 m away with a paling fence between. I could hear her put a coffee cup on the sink at…

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oldchippy
Apr 04, 2017 11:47 pm

Financial,Economic, Climate change effects,structural, etc,etc. Modelling everything from the same model is it possible... not currently? Pressure builds for more…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 04, 2017 11:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
random111
random111
3 April

Advance Bricks - anyone used?

Advance Bricks - anyone used?

Cheers we're actually leaning towards the reds vs. browns - elmhurst reef is the our favourite in the reds. But to the naked eye if you look at tudor reef next to DR…

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random111
Apr 03, 2017 2:02 pm

Will an Interest rate change impact Project Home Prices

Will an Interest rate change impact Project Home Prices

WAs fundamentals are sound we add 2% to GDP & Commodity prices are backup and sustainable... Housing has yet to rebound?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 02, 2017 10:22 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Berek
Berek
2 April

Help with Blacktown Council

Help with Blacktown Council

I am having a similar 'council' problem with getting them to put in a gutter to catch the run off from the park next door. (Enid Chalker Reserve) as it floods my garage…

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Berek
Apr 02, 2017 9:18 pm

Granny Flat

Granny Flat

Hi Izee, Yes, it is possible to lodge a rear lane granny flat as a CDC if less than 50% is on the boundary, as you have pointed out. I am a postgraduate architect, and I…

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Our Build123
Apr 02, 2017 10:25 am
Our Build123
GLO
GLO
2 April

Driveway car port / shade options?

Driveway car port / shade options?

Mods: Can you please amend my first post to. (IPhone auto correction gone mad) Hi, Just thinking about a cantilever car port or similar for out the front of a new…

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GLO
Apr 02, 2017 8:17 am
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
29 March

Reverse Brick Veneer

Reverse Brick Veneer

I can't answer your question re costs in Adelaide as I built as an owner builder in rural South Australia. My house is solar passive with double brick in living areas …

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Beetaloo
Mar 29, 2017 5:54 pm
Beetaloo

Who Makes This Gutter Profile?

Who Makes This Gutter Profile?

Hi Sethor Sheet metal pressing companies usually break press the gutters and flashing

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 27, 2017 7:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Building Townhouses Melbourne bayside

Building Townhouses Melbourne bayside

Hi newbie Welcome to the forum You might find this post useful You will need an Architect & Engineer Here's info on % Fees & Savings you might find useful that I've just…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 25, 2017 11:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
insider
insider
23 March

SOIL TEST FOR 2017

SOIL TEST FOR 2017

Hi Beevee Send Seton a email he has been very good from my dealings with him. seton@envirositeassessments.com

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insider
Mar 23, 2017 9:44 pm
insider

Improving Credit Score for joint loan application

Improving Credit Score for joint loan application

The age of Big Data automation is here If you think you will get a better deal through a broker then you are mistaken, as they also analyse risk (OT costs & Profit) as…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 23, 2017 10:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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