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donnam
donnam
11 November 2010

Cost of block survey for extension

Cost of block survey for extension

Wait till you have to get your building permit and all the things that 'pop up' then. For us it was the restablisment survey, energy report, easement reports,…

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donnam
Nov 11, 2010 1:44 pm
TheOK
TheOK
11 November 2010

New door handles - fitting

New door handles - fitting

Good point about the router, I guess it's the chisel. It is just going to take a long time to get the result I want with 8…

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TheOK
Nov 11, 2010 9:00 pm
TheOK
housewash
housewash
16 November 2010

Concreting problem - My rights?

Concreting problem - My rights?

Can you see if reo mesh has been used? Check the side of the slab there may be a bit of it exposed or perhaps shine a tourch into the crack.

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housewash
Nov 16, 2010 6:41 pm
bel
bel
20 November 2010

What colour for soffit and down pipes?

What colour for soffit and down pipes?

Hi Andrea, We have our roof colour, and downpipes the same colour, so I'd be inclined to do a charcoal downpipe - but it would stand out on your bricks - and you don't…

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bel
Nov 20, 2010 9:16 am
bel
Nott
Nott
12 November 2010

Small shed question

Small shed question

oh I'm a shortie, even the 1.68 M would leave some room above my head. Maybe my husband would need to duck a bit, though. :wink:

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Nott
Nov 12, 2010 11:02 pm
Nott
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reno1
Nov 18, 2010 9:25 pm
duke
duke
10 December 2010

Perth Indipendent Building Inspector

Perth Indipendent Building Inspector

Depending on inspector... they may not climb into roof space to inspect so will need to inspect before ceilings go in.

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duke
Dec 10, 2010 11:47 pm
Muzlee
Muzlee
14 November 2010

House Raising - Brisbane

House Raising - Brisbane

Has anyone had experience with house raising in Brisbane and are there unforeseen pitfalls? Any information would be appreciated. We are not new to renovating, but are…

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Muzlee
Nov 14, 2010 10:45 am
Muzlee
4walls
4walls
14 November 2010

Full First Name Listed In The Whitepage Not The Initial???

Full First Name Listed In The Whitepage Not The Initial???

I don't like it - the country I use to live made no charge not to be listed and at first did not believe that they could here. It was more surprising given that the…

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4walls
Nov 14, 2010 1:02 pm
4walls
nickmakwell
nickmakwell
14 November 2010

Problem with easement

Problem with easement

david, thanks for your response. yes, the existing access driveway is technically a part of the titled land, so your first proposal is correct. the vendor doesn't want…

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nickmakwell
Nov 14, 2010 1:19 pm
Owen1974
Owen1974
14 November 2010

Need 6.5M lengths of 'colourbeam' steel, and span tables

Need 6.5M lengths of 'colourbeam' steel, and span tables

Hi all, I'm going to build a 6M x 6.5M roof next to the house. One of the long sides will be the house, and I'll need a centre beam mounted on posts that goes parallel…

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Owen1974
Nov 14, 2010 6:24 pm
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
14 November 2010

Botanic Ridge Primary School, Shops ect ect.

Botanic Ridge Primary School, Shops ect ect.

::surprise:: how did you find that out ::cool:: :z: if so do you know where and when ? Our fencer has a friend in Casey planning department ::wink:: :sh: it you be going…

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pinkdiamond
Nov 14, 2010 7:13 pm
pinkdiamond
themax
themax
14 November 2010

Building Terms

Building Terms

http://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/information/index.jsp Building and Sustainability Index (Basix), the link above may help you.

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themax
Nov 14, 2010 8:52 pm
themax
grinder
grinder
15 November 2010

Helpful websites

Helpful websites

What websites have you used for any ideas on building and renovating? I'm sure we all have our favourites and would love to share with many…

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grinder
Nov 15, 2010 7:38 am
grinder
LuckyFamily
LuckyFamily
15 November 2010

handover question

handover question

We used Qld building and Pest Inspectors.

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LuckyFamily
Nov 15, 2010 7:55 am
mikkyG
mikkyG
5 June 2014

Decking over Concrete

Decking over Concrete

In most cases even securing the deck to the concrete is not required, 30m2 will weigh a few hundred kilos when assembled.

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mikkyG
Jun 05, 2014 8:28 am
sheznay
sheznay
15 November 2010

Any tips for a 1st timer

Any tips for a 1st timer

Hi 1st timer - i'm actually a building broker myself so take this advice as you please. If you're looking for a standard home design then value for…

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sheznay
Nov 15, 2010 12:24 pm
sheznay
melbmeg
melbmeg
15 November 2010

Custom furniture

Custom furniture

Mark Tuckey could be an option - I believe they do custom work. Not cheap, but lovely.

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melbmeg
Nov 15, 2010 9:44 pm
Owen1974
Owen1974
16 November 2010

2nd try at 'long-beam' post; WITH PIC this time ...

2nd try at 'long-beam' post; WITH PIC this time ...

Thanks for the quick reply ! I'll most likely heed your advice; always have preferred the longevity of steel (wood seems unreali$tic anyways beyond about 6M). Re the pic',…

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Owen1974
Nov 16, 2010 12:37 am
david242gt
david242gt
16 November 2010

What would you do?

What would you do?

SpunkyPrincess, Hope it starts coming together for you now. But i believe you should also send an email or letter clearly noting the items and resolutions discussed today…

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david242gt
Nov 16, 2010 6:14 pm
david242gt
dkp
dkp
16 November 2010

Neighbour builder using my land without permission

Neighbour builder using my land without permission

My issue with the dumped soil is being resolved. I talked to my neighbour and he's going to get it removed. I also sent a letter to his builder more or less threatening…

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dkp
Nov 16, 2010 10:01 pm
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Michelle
Feb 22, 2011 6:51 pm
Michelle
building-expert
building-expert
31 March 2012

Workmanship in building contract

Workmanship in building contract

Hi all The most important piece of legislation that controls building workmanship standards in Victoria is Domestic Contracts Building Act 1995- section 8 -implied…

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building-expert
Mar 31, 2012 3:42 pm
building-expert
Bagheera
Bagheera
9 January 2011

Front door question

Front door question

yeap - I'm a bit confused as why you need a solicitor to look over your addenda or schedule whatever is called in your area and check if the builder installed the right…

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Bagheera
Jan 09, 2011 9:36 pm
karry327
karry327
17 November 2010

Land size isnt as big as i bought.

Land size isnt as big as i bought.

Hi Jazzy, Check your land contract. We bought land before the subdivision and our contract stated the boundaries could be moved by upto 5%. This is a big variance on a…

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karry327
Nov 17, 2010 11:17 am
karry327
stewartacraig
stewartacraig
17 November 2010

Wall Opening - Load Calculation Required?

Wall Opening - Load Calculation Required?

Thanks chippy, Of course, I realise that this isn't directly applicable to my situation but I think this is all useful background info. I was interested to hear your…

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stewartacraig
Nov 17, 2010 12:32 pm
kb46
kb46
17 November 2010

Urgent !! Private Inspection - How to follow up ??

Urgent !! Private Inspection - How to follow up ??

So why haven't you asked your inspector these questions?

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kb46
Nov 17, 2010 1:22 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
18 November 2010

Cost plus contract - bad idea?

Cost plus contract - bad idea?

It's bad, very bad... no incentive to improve on costs, and you don't know what arrangements your builder has, like rebates from suppliers. The trades will be cost plus…

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ECOECO
Nov 18, 2010 7:51 am
ECOECO
room4acubby
room4acubby
17 November 2010

What do I need to do to get ready for handover??

What do I need to do to get ready for handover??

I hopefully will be looking at hand over early next year. A while ago I came across this thread which is excellent: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=33984 To answer your other…

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room4acubby
Nov 17, 2010 2:11 pm
room4acubby
Helyn
Helyn
19 November 2010

Should I change lender?

Should I change lender?

also, compare exit fees/discharge fees if they apply to you. Big4 usually have a lower exit fee as compared to the non-banks…

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Helyn
Nov 19, 2010 3:33 pm
Helyn
Lungy
Lungy
17 November 2010

New TV antenna - Perth

New TV antenna - Perth

Reno huh ,how is the access to where you want your points? Single or double storey ,cavity walls ,tin or tile roof ?

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Lungy
Nov 17, 2010 6:49 pm
butterfly8
butterfly8
15 January 2011

Alfresco deemed part of the house or separate to it?

Alfresco deemed part of the house or separate to it?

Zozo, I feel your pain. Handing $ over to have plans drawn up by someone who doesn't first think to consider the relevant building regulations for your land - been there.…

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butterfly8
Jan 15, 2011 9:48 pm
slugger95
slugger95
18 November 2010

concrete pump hire

concrete pump hire

PM sent.........

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slugger95
Nov 18, 2010 9:05 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 November 2010

Did you see on the SA news?

Did you see on the SA news?

Did you see about how you go to gaol for 4 years for lending ya car to a mate for their wedding!!!!???? or a $15 large fine!!!!! That is bureaucracy at it's best.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 18, 2010 1:05 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Windowfactory
Windowfactory
19 November 2010

Skylights - Brightness and type of light

Skylights - Brightness and type of light

It must be summer already because we had 3 calls about skylights this week. Mostly people inquire about getting a secondary double glazed fixed panel as a solution to the…

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Windowfactory
Nov 19, 2010 11:02 am
Lex
Lex
18 November 2010

Where can I get the plumbing plans for my house?

Where can I get the plumbing plans for my house?

I asked this Q ages ago and basically now I know that the reality is the closests to what Richard said ^. The only way you could know what is where is if you happen to be…

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Lex
Nov 18, 2010 10:47 pm
Lex
so-tong
so-tong
19 November 2010

Recommend termite annual inspection in Melbourne

Recommend termite annual inspection in Melbourne

Hi, Does anyone have any experience with Enviro Aware Pest Control in Melbourne? It seems to have good reviews but when I submitted a service request( because the website…

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so-tong
Nov 19, 2010 1:04 pm
kel
kel
1 December 2010

Toilet

Toilet

Kassan Sorry to hear your drama. Not good to have water underneath of your slab, that is why they put some plastic sheets under the slab to stop water vapor. I hope the…

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kel
Dec 01, 2010 9:05 am
charlesewa
charlesewa
19 November 2010

Bella Vista Waters

Bella Vista Waters

I read your post. But I don't know about this topic. I read this many time. I want to more information about this....

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charlesewa
Nov 19, 2010 6:04 pm
mcniks
mcniks
19 November 2010

Neighbours tree hanging over my fence

Neighbours tree hanging over my fence

We had this problem in our previous house - the neighbours had an overgrown tree (in fact everything on their side was overgrown!) that would hang into a section of our…

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mcniks
Nov 19, 2010 6:18 pm
Judabelle
Judabelle
21 December 2010

Paying rent to builder/developer before settlement ??

Paying rent to builder/developer before settlement ??

Well we have an agreement - its called a licence agreement and we move in on 3rd Jan and pay rent until settlement date is finalised (probably mid-late January)... Its…

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Judabelle
Dec 21, 2010 7:38 pm
kalli828
kalli828
19 February 2011

grout question?

grout question?

Hi, There is a grout and tile cleaner that brings any colour grout back to new simply broom on mop off no nasties its called Pink Stuff. www.pinkstuff.com.au

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kalli828
Feb 19, 2011 6:43 pm
donuts
donuts
21 November 2010

Please help me choose... glazed front entry door... VOTE NOW

Please help me choose... glazed front entry door... VOTE NOW

Clear here, just for the wow factor. Probably not very practical though.

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donuts
Nov 21, 2010 4:35 pm
donuts
micarle
micarle
21 November 2010

Concrete Fence Post (Post and Rail Fence )

Concrete Fence Post (Post and Rail Fence )

Hey mate thanks for the reply! Yep i had a look at that site!! They are really good looking posts but i think they are nearly double the price! But as i'm strugling to…

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micarle
Nov 21, 2010 7:32 pm
Pulpo
Pulpo
21 November 2010

Anyone built in NSW with Zego?

Anyone built in NSW with Zego?

I am OB and the bracing was one of the reason I did use Zego. I did use Thermacell which is fine for OB. Not sure if its the best. Better value for money than Zego at…

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Pulpo
Nov 21, 2010 8:59 pm


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