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Matchlock
Matchlock
15 September 2018

Looking for advice on house problem

Looking for advice on house problem

Ahh I see, any recommendation on which company to use in Sydney?

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Matchlock
Sep 15, 2018 3:25 pm
HennyPenny
HennyPenny
15 September 2018

Shire of Mundaring Shed Home

Shire of Mundaring Shed Home

Hi everyone, We are looking to convert a huge fairly new 200sqm shed into a dwelling while we build on a 5acre block. Has anyone had any experience doing this with the…

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HennyPenny
Sep 15, 2018 1:15 pm
ethan870
ethan870
13 September 2018

Coral homes windows size + blinds

Coral homes windows size + blinds

Thank you very much. I will contact Coral to check how much they charge for them otherwise I can get them custom made after handover. Thanks for your answer, very helpful.

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ethan870
Sep 13, 2018 8:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
13 September 2018

Staircase support

Staircase support

ben888 Unfortunately you will not be able to support those stairs on a basic timber floor system that is generally on offer by project builders I suggest you look into…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 13, 2018 7:14 am
StructuralBIMGuy
shokel1975
shokel1975
12 September 2018

Solar

Solar

I have sent you some info. Check your inbox 😀

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shokel1975
Sep 12, 2018 6:02 pm
shokel1975
Jessie11
Jessie11
12 September 2018

Render

Render

We live in a 2 unit block. Our neighbour above is selling their unit and wants to partially repair a section of render on the building in order to increase the sale…

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Jessie11
Sep 12, 2018 12:10 pm
Stef100
Stef100
11 September 2018

Bad experience with kitchen resurfacing company

Bad experience with kitchen resurfacing company

A warning to everyone out there never to use Perfect Bathrooms & Kitchen as a company. First impressions seemed good and so went ahead but don't be fooled. Everything you…

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Stef100
Sep 11, 2018 3:48 pm
colleng
colleng
11 September 2018

Recommendation for Structural Enginner in Adelaide SA

Recommendation for Structural Enginner in Adelaide SA

Hi, Just got a letter from the council today asking…

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colleng
Sep 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Savak_220
Savak_220
10 September 2018

Painting

Painting

https://elpainters.com.au

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Savak_220
Sep 10, 2018 7:23 pm
Sethor
Sethor
10 September 2018

Drain In Kitchen For Wall Oven

Drain In Kitchen For Wall Oven

Just advise builder which appliances you're installing along with installation manual and point out oven requires a water outlet & drain, also check specs on your hotplate…

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Sethor
Sep 10, 2018 2:20 pm
Nomes33
Nomes33
10 September 2018

GoHomes Perth

GoHomes Perth

Before we sign on the dotted line, I'm looking for experiences with GoHomes in Perth. We've bought a rear block in Hilton and the plan they have shown us fits most closely…

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Nomes33
Sep 10, 2018 10:11 am
john3136
john3136
8 September 2018

Flooring vinyl

Flooring vinyl

We've got vinyl planks in our kitchen/family room. Ours has a bit of texture on it to try to stop the dogs slipping and sliding. We've had no problems and would do the…

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john3136
Sep 08, 2018 4:13 pm
john3136
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 September 2018

Home warranty insurance and apartments

Home warranty insurance and apartments

But it wasn't a compliant product. Just because it is passed as compliant doesn't make it compliant. The same goes for installing a non compliant product by playing…

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SaveH2O
Sep 08, 2018 1:44 pm
SaveH2O
busybee13
busybee13
8 September 2018

Garage Dimensions

Garage Dimensions

Great article about how to measure your garage. I have a very tiny garage for two cars and wasn't sure how to measure my garage so I can renovate it.

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busybee13
Sep 08, 2018 1:21 am
building-expert
building-expert
7 September 2018

Query - lock up payment

Query - lock up payment

There is no provision in the contract for refunds however if the builder exceeds construction time you will be entitled to liquidated damages.

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building-expert
Sep 07, 2018 10:19 am
building-expert
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
7 September 2018

Ringing sound throughout apartment will cause a mental break

Ringing sound throughout apartment will cause a mental break

Noise inside the apartment buildings and office buildings, in my opinion today is an actual problem. My friend ran into this problem when he rented an office. And the best…

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Mr. Sausage
Sep 07, 2018 1:02 am
JB1
JB1
6 September 2018

What is this timber floor?

What is this timber floor?

Looks like elm timber to me.. It is soft timber.. I would say it looks similar to oak.

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JB1
Sep 06, 2018 9:32 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
6 September 2018

Frame Support Question.

Frame Support Question.

Just an update. Actually it wasnt overhang. Just that area of Concrete wasnt properly formed.

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IamSAM
Sep 06, 2018 8:29 am
IamSAM
JayJay74
JayJay74
6 September 2018

Using finance for DIY items

Using finance for DIY items

Thanks. Have confirmed my bank is fine with me doing my own projects. I just presented qoutes for the materials to ensure everything was covered and if I find the…

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JayJay74
Sep 06, 2018 3:56 am
Capri33
Capri33
5 September 2018

Superior Building Group

Superior Building Group
1, 2, 3

Hi There, Why don't you write a google review or at lease post what you mentioned above. I too face a lot of issues and delays and your input will certainly help others.…

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Capri33
Sep 05, 2018 8:22 am
alexp79
alexp79
3 September 2018

Large gap between window frame & exterior wall - what to do?

Large gap between window frame & exterior wall - what to do?

Something like that: https://www.bunnings.com.au/sika-750ml- ... m_p1210284 It is self expanding foam, just needs to be sprayed in the cavity.

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alexp79
Sep 03, 2018 8:37 pm
polanski
polanski
3 September 2018

Attaching L bracket to colorbond fence

Attaching L bracket to colorbond fence

Whats the best way to attach a L bracket to a colorbond H post (2x c post back to back). if i use a couple of self tapping screws for the L bracket, will it hold a shelf…

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polanski
Sep 03, 2018 7:32 pm
kathysangel
kathysangel
3 September 2018

Building faults on new homes

Building faults on new homes

I'm having mine all inspected again wont accept keys until my home is all fixed and it's a 100 percent

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kathysangel
Sep 03, 2018 3:08 pm
kks
kks
3 September 2018

Coral - Outdoor Living Slab

Coral - Outdoor Living Slab

Probably best to do the slab with the builder as they are talking about an integrated one. Always got to think about the termites! Covenants? 18 months down the track…

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kks
Sep 03, 2018 11:57 am
Bush_Block
Bush_Block
2 September 2018

Vegetation protection overlay and building

Vegetation protection overlay and building

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone had experience with building under a vegetation protection overlay that required removal of some vegetation. My partner and I have just…

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Bush_Block
Sep 02, 2018 10:40 pm
Gislist
Gislist
2 September 2018

Building on a pre-purchased land

Building on a pre-purchased land

This is the original poster: My keyboard is a bit wonkey, but I hope you know what I neab,

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Gislist
Sep 02, 2018 2:08 pm
bashworth
bashworth
1 September 2018

Occupancy certificate

Occupancy certificate

Power is required so it would be expected that power and lighting would work in most of the house. The idea of an occupancy certificate is you can move in if you are…

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bashworth
Sep 01, 2018 7:52 pm
bashworth

Here's some photos - shows both the pipe put in by the builder as well as the one that was under the kerb

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Chesapeake Ripper
Aug 31, 2018 6:31 am
bestspecials
bestspecials
30 August 2018

Why frames overhang on slab?

Why frames overhang on slab?

There is a highset being built next door to us. Ground floor frames done last week and first floor being done now. There is not enough room on the block next door to…

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bestspecials
Aug 30, 2018 2:18 pm
bestspecials
Nuri
Nuri
29 August 2018

Entry door options

Entry door options

Thanks mate, these options look good. I'll call them now for a price. When staining a front door, do I need to apply a top coat, or is it the same process as staining a deck?

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Nuri
Aug 29, 2018 12:04 pm
Dani07
Dani07
29 August 2018

Those with septic tanks...

Those with septic tanks...

I have recently got onto this range of septic safe products which is Aussie made and they ship all over Australia. I started on their N-Zyme for the septic itself and…

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Dani07
Aug 29, 2018 9:39 am
Dani07
Dani07
29 August 2018

Septic smell inside and out

Septic smell inside and out

Don't know if you still have the smell, but I have been using N-Zyme from a company called Astro EcoTech and it is working amazing for me in my septic tank. If you (or…

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Dani07
Aug 29, 2018 9:34 am
chippyjohn1
chippyjohn1
27 August 2018

Acratex bubbling and peeling

Acratex bubbling and peeling

Thanks Sethor much appreciated..

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chippyjohn1
Aug 27, 2018 3:57 pm
kathysangel
kathysangel
26 August 2018

Gap between brick work and frame

Gap between brick work and frame

Thankyou for your help most appreciated but I wont except there bad work I have allproinvestigations working for me now they will be going all over my home so…

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kathysangel
Aug 26, 2018 4:30 pm
curtly
curtly
26 August 2018

Electrical connection to house

Electrical connection to house

According to this document http://www.prysmiancable.com.au/documen ... 0b4LFW9NNB a 50mm2 3c+E XLPE circular cable has an outer diameter of 28.7mm, is that too tight?

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curtly
Aug 26, 2018 9:03 am
Valandra
Valandra
26 August 2018

Doors

Doors

Yikes! We're probably in the same boat, was it ridiculously high for the crimsafe? I'm going to duck in to Giles before Thursday and have a look so it's not a total…

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Valandra
Aug 26, 2018 8:21 am
richaverma
richaverma
25 August 2018

Are Glass door handles a good option?

Are Glass door handles a good option?

Yeah i think you should use both metallic and glass handle so that you both can satisfy with your demands.

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richaverma
Aug 25, 2018 7:42 pm
richaverma
nessjez
nessjez
24 August 2018

Bespoke Shed builder bayside Melbourne

Bespoke Shed builder bayside Melbourne

Yeah I think a carpenter is the way to go

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nessjez
Aug 24, 2018 12:48 pm
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building-expert
Aug 23, 2018 11:25 pm
building-expert
MyFirst
MyFirst
23 August 2018

Garage Slab question.

Garage Slab question.

Thanks. Didn't thought of that!!. Is this standard? I don't see new houses having this or maybe wasn't paying attention. Cheers.

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MyFirst
Aug 23, 2018 11:37 am
GloriaFoxx
GloriaFoxx
23 August 2018

Solar hot water service noises

Solar hot water service noises

Advice please. Son has recently built with a volume builder. The energy rating hot water service is proving a nightmare. There…

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GloriaFoxx
Aug 23, 2018 9:39 am
ben888
ben888
22 August 2018

Low ceiling and pendant lights

Low ceiling and pendant lights

1.4m high? That's like the 7 1/2 floor in the film Being John Malkovich! Or do you mean 2.4m? If so, pendants over the island will be fine, because you're not going to be…

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ben888
Aug 22, 2018 10:01 am
ben888
leighanno
leighanno
21 August 2018

Roland Garros Crescent Kellyville

Roland Garros Crescent Kellyville

Oh no, that's really poor form from Clarendon. It seems a lot of builders pretty much say anything to get you to sign the tender and then add on extra costs later. We…

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leighanno
Aug 21, 2018 8:32 pm
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
21 August 2018

What is this?

What is this?

And you may find further down the track (after frame is up and finished) that they put a "standard" pipe fitting on top and concrete around the base and the pipe and into…

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Mr. Sausage
Aug 21, 2018 6:19 pm
CathyG
CathyG
21 August 2018

Payment schedule on new kitchen

Payment schedule on new kitchen

We paid a deposit on a quote and have now received the final contract. This states 85% of the balance must be paid prior to delivery to store ($24K), I'm not comfortable…

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CathyG
Aug 21, 2018 2:21 pm
Natedawg
Natedawg
20 August 2018

Neighbour “reno” knocked down - now a Newbuild?

Neighbour “reno” knocked down - now a Newbuild?

Really appreciate the feedback, gives me confidence to move ahead many thanks Gaudi

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Natedawg
Aug 20, 2018 11:41 pm
Harpies
Harpies
19 August 2018

Which wood heater? Aus vs Chinese made

Which wood heater? Aus vs Chinese made

All things considered, a free standing heater will do a better job that an inbuilt one. A fan makes them even better. I operate an Australian made Arrow 2400 and heat 30…

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Harpies
Aug 19, 2018 7:37 am
Valandra
Valandra
19 August 2018

Update

Update

😍😍😍 , I love your wall colour and bathroom tile choices, it's coming along beautifully and those interior doors too!! So exciting to see it coming together! …

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Valandra
Aug 19, 2018 7:24 am
ChippyBuilder
ChippyBuilder
19 August 2018

Custom joist hangers

Custom joist hangers

Hi There How I would get this sorted would be to find a steel fabrication company. I would supply the fabricator with a scale drawing of the joist hanger along with…

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ChippyBuilder
Aug 19, 2018 2:02 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 August 2018

Gutters and downpipe requirements

Gutters and downpipe requirements

It comes under AS/NZS 3500.3 Stormwater Drainage, not AS/NZS 3500.2 Do you know what sarking is? If there is a downpipe discharging water through a spreader…

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SaveH2O
Aug 18, 2018 7:18 pm
SaveH2O

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