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Joker
Joker
5 December 2017

Shipment from China

Shipment from China

Barnes, don't know what you do, but hope one day, when you loose your job or are on hard times, you don't hear, sorry neighbour, got it from China directly, it's the…

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Joker
Dec 05, 2017 6:44 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 December 2017

Shipping Container Engineering

Shipping Container Engineering

The rules have been simplified your design/build with either conform with the NCC and be compliant or require certification by an engineer for NON-Compliance. AFAIK there…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 05, 2017 8:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi, We are in the south west of Sydney and had the exact same problem. We looked at a lot of display homes but nearly all are now designed for smaller blocks. The designs…

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colin1
Dec 04, 2017 7:39 am
colin1
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botinbox
Dec 03, 2017 1:18 pm
am byth
am byth
2 December 2017

ok no more.

ok no more.

Thank you for your support,hard work this new build, but I will get there with regards.

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am byth
Dec 02, 2017 7:29 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
2 December 2017

Strip footing alfresco - does this mean no concrete slab?

Strip footing alfresco - does this mean no concrete slab?

Rusty_spoon The draftsperson has made a mistake (what does indicative only mean?) which will either cost you money to add footings or create a big problem for you if the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 02, 2017 11:41 am
StructuralBIMGuy
singalg
singalg
2 December 2017

Stormwaters and Water Tanks - total $46,350

Stormwaters and Water Tanks - total $46,350

I am in a similar boat, and I have been quoted $33,000 for hydraulics set up. My tender had a PA for 17K and was advised that was on a higher side!!

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singalg
Dec 02, 2017 9:45 am
am byth
am byth
1 December 2017

Photos from my build

Photos from my build

Had no idea I was doing that.

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am byth
Dec 01, 2017 5:38 pm
Ynnie
Ynnie
1 December 2017

Karndean Looselay Plank

Karndean Looselay Plank

Thanks for the info Gary! My kids are asthmatic so the article alarmed me a bit.

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Ynnie
Dec 01, 2017 9:54 am
pEast
pEast
1 December 2017

Theft/ vandalism

Theft/ vandalism

some of these guys r just disgusting low life creatures - looks like they were disturbed before they could steal the stuff - hope the damage isn't much and till Xmas u…

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pEast
Dec 01, 2017 8:41 am
d@n
d@n
29 November 2017

Colorbond exterior colour scheme

Colorbond exterior colour scheme

Dune should go with that brick. Timber stains would also compliment it. What other colours you use depends on your facade design.

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d@n
Nov 29, 2017 10:15 pm
alexp79
alexp79
29 November 2017

Thought i might add a few more photos.

Thought i might add a few more photos.

Send a link from this forum to their CEO. Aa simple as that. Let's see what happens next day.

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alexp79
Nov 29, 2017 12:22 am
pEast
pEast
28 November 2017

Presentation

Presentation

congrats -General

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pEast
Nov 28, 2017 9:29 pm
NNHH
NNHH
28 November 2017

Land TItle

Land TItle

Hey all, just wanted to ask generally how long do land titles take to get full approval once they have come out of subdivisions stage? Thankyou

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NNHH
Nov 28, 2017 5:48 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 November 2017

Copyright

Copyright

Get your own sketches & preliminary engineering done also insist on quantities, data & Proofs and own the copyright yourself..forewarned is forearmed.. and make informed…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 28, 2017 10:03 am
StructuralBIMGuy
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 November 2017

Ground Water Drainage

Ground Water Drainage

Hi Othello. I saw the photos in the opening post. I was wondering about the top of the slope that I couldn't see because planting some suitable shrubs/small trees would…

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SaveH2O
Nov 27, 2017 5:28 am
SaveH2O
JAMBY
JAMBY
26 November 2017

Curtain track recommendations for using with stacker doors

Curtain track recommendations for using with stacker doors

As for going all to one side, sheers would be fine but if your using heavy curtains you’ll need something strong to hold the weight. Also, if you want it all to one side…

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JAMBY
Nov 26, 2017 5:49 pm
JAMBY
Obi
Obi
24 November 2017

Notice to fence..when? how? etc.

Notice to fence..when? how? etc.

My challenge is the lot to other side doesn’t have owner yet. I would still put a fence but by the time it gets an owner and start building, i reckon it gonna damage the fence.

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Obi
Nov 24, 2017 2:20 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
23 November 2017

Feedback on Land Contours

Feedback on Land Contours

Thanks mate. Do you know the slope ratio of your land? 1:?

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Agent_009
Nov 23, 2017 4:54 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
Agent_009
23 November 2017

Slope Ratio

Slope Ratio

Thanks mate, very helpful. Because the land is still being developed we can't see it yet. To the naked eye I am not even sure how big a slope 1:14 or 1:26 is.

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Agent_009
Nov 23, 2017 3:52 pm
Agent_009
aloenyx
aloenyx
22 November 2017

Help is my house missing NBN hub ???? needing help

Help is my house missing NBN hub ???? needing help

My NBN was free from builder. Included hub in garage and conduit from garage to lounge. After move in, went with iinet. They sent technician to hook nbn to house, was free…

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aloenyx
Nov 22, 2017 3:08 pm
aloenyx
Supercharged Synergy
Supercharged Synergy
22 November 2017

Retaining Wall on New Land

Retaining Wall on New Land

We've just purchased a 700sqm block of land which has an overall fall of about 2m to the rear. As part of the development a 0.5-1.0m retaining wall will be built down the…

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Supercharged Synergy
Nov 22, 2017 11:32 am
Supercharged Synergy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 November 2017

Ground level deck cost

Ground level deck cost

Hi First_Timer_Ray You can bolt the battens or bearers to the concrete slab but be mindful if water ponds or pools beneath the battens may eventually rot

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 21, 2017 6:58 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
suraalwash
suraalwash
21 November 2017

Home buiders

Home buiders

Anyone have an idea about ClarendonHomes builder?

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suraalwash
Nov 21, 2017 10:52 am

Hi , We are currently building a single level 32sq meter house with 2.6m ceiling height. We are currently up to final painting and we have noticed a expansion joint in…

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JSESTAGE1B
Nov 20, 2017 6:10 pm
kiwiinmelbourne
kiwiinmelbourne
19 November 2017

Building contract times

Building contract times

Of course it works both ways, its a negotiable contract between two parties. I have seen contracts for single floor dwellings anywhere from 210 days to 320 days. I'm…

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kiwiinmelbourne
Nov 19, 2017 10:48 am
MiG
MiG
17 November 2017

Buying Electrical Appliances for New House

Buying Electrical Appliances for New House

I really like this idea. I don't know if it will work, but its surely worth a shot. I suggest you try writing to companies as well. Ex: LG, Samsung, Bosch etc.

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MiG
Nov 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Jammo05
Jammo05
17 November 2017

Plumbing services in Vapour barrier of home

Plumbing services in Vapour barrier of home

The plumber has completed his entire roughin for the entire home and I have noticed his has installed the main plastic yellow gas line and main water line in between the…

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Jammo05
Nov 17, 2017 10:55 am
bini
bini
16 November 2017

Living in Doreen/ Mernda

Living in Doreen/ Mernda
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Cheer Up we are getting Mernda station along with other 2 very soon. :-D

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bini
Nov 16, 2017 3:00 pm

HI, We have Dunlop Heartridge LVP as our flooring throughout. We need to select a stain colour for our hardwood (Kwila) stairs that matches/goes well/contrasts the Tassie…

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akashsethi10
Nov 16, 2017 11:53 am
akashsethi10
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 November 2017

Salvage and demolition for a KDR?

Salvage and demolition for a KDR?

Those of us that have been around long enough have seen boom and bust economic periods Smart Builders/Developers will build other people's projects during boom times and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 15, 2017 7:04 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
jazzygirl
jazzygirl
15 November 2017

Bricklayer

Bricklayer

Hi I was wondering if anyone can recommend a Bricklayer in Newcastle. It's not a massive job but struggling to get people to return calls. Thanks Alisha

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jazzygirl
Nov 15, 2017 5:32 pm
building-expert
building-expert
15 November 2017

Under Tile Roof Insulation Without removing Tiles

Under Tile Roof Insulation Without removing Tiles

Try foillboard, its rigid easy to cut and fit and should not sag, you can buy 10 15 and 20mm and is polystyrene core with double sided aluminium foil

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building-expert
Nov 15, 2017 5:01 pm
building-expert
jantics
jantics
15 November 2017

home coolroom?

home coolroom?

What did you end up deciding? I hear this guys are pretty good: www.burtonindustries.com.au

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jantics
Nov 15, 2017 12:34 pm
Pretzel2311
Pretzel2311
14 November 2017

VJ walls cracking within days of painting

VJ walls cracking within days of painting

Hello, We recently had our Queenslander with VJ walls painted by a professional painter. Within 3 days the vertical joints had began to crack. There are now a lot of…

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Pretzel2311
Nov 14, 2017 10:54 pm
ckbuild
ckbuild
14 November 2017

Arborist Report for DA

Arborist Report for DA

Hi , We are in the process of submitting plan to council(Paramatta). Does Paramatta council need Arborist report? I got two different answer from council. Any suggestion…

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ckbuild
Nov 14, 2017 8:34 pm
pEast
pEast
14 November 2017

Renovate or rebuild?

Renovate or rebuild?

Better get a quote for a new building with your requirements - then compare what suits you - a few thousand extra could you give a much much better home

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pEast
Nov 14, 2017 3:27 pm
building-expert
building-expert
11 November 2017

Property Law - Vendor failed to divulge issues

Property Law - Vendor failed to divulge issues

The primary reason for the existence of pre-purchase property inspectors is to inspect and report on the condition of the property before you buy. Any significant issues…

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building-expert
Nov 11, 2017 9:41 am
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
11 November 2017

Negotiating with builders before contract signature

Negotiating with builders before contract signature

To all those who think industry building contracts are fair and fairly even-handed are deluded. They are not and favour the builder. In addition to that builders stack the…

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building-expert
Nov 11, 2017 9:04 am
building-expert
sarapotterslane
sarapotterslane
11 November 2017

Building first home with Williams Designer Homes at Cameron

Building first home with Williams Designer Homes at Cameron

Looking forward to following your build! We have our DA appt with Tony on Monday so are a little behind you :) Also our first build so very scary!

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sarapotterslane
Nov 11, 2017 7:12 am
kirashogun
kirashogun
10 November 2017

Garage Wall - Straight Brick or Timber Frame?

Garage Wall - Straight Brick or Timber Frame?

I have noticed that most houses built these days (at least in Victoria) are built entirely out of timber framing with choice of masonry outside including the garage. I…

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kirashogun
Nov 10, 2017 7:57 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 November 2017

Architectural Visualization

Architectural Visualization

Can see any Real Engineering there...? These are just Marketing Rendered Images you would do best to market your engineering services in India where every week

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 10, 2017 10:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy

I'd like to German Smear/Mortar Wash an internal wall and the basic material is white mortar. However, I can't find white mortar for sale. Does anyone know if it can be…

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kirk
Nov 09, 2017 8:13 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
9 November 2017

Frame timber type

Frame timber type

Blue is H2 termite treated (light duty) suitable only for use above ground and not exposed to the elements. H3 is suitable for exposure to the weather and H4 is usually…

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Beetaloo
Nov 09, 2017 7:34 pm
Beetaloo
alexp79
alexp79
9 November 2017

Sydney: custom designed house, builder to Lock Up stage

Sydney: custom designed house, builder to Lock Up stage

Hi, can anyone recommend a reputable builder in Sydney area, who will be interested to build a custom designed house to a Lock Up stage in…

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alexp79
Nov 09, 2017 5:58 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
9 November 2017

Knowing what is possible with potential home exension

Knowing what is possible with potential home exension

Property developers, Builders, Real estate agents, etc, etc all dabble? Also there is plenty of metadata, apps & Spreadsheets online. once you have determined the amount…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 09, 2017 9:19 am
StructuralBIMGuy

I know this is a old topic but it may still help others. Have a look at the PlexiDor pet door, they close tight with little to no draught. There is…

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Sasha 14
Nov 08, 2017 9:16 pm

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