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Penthus
Penthus
20 November 2016

Lowering entry way into house - which tradie?

Lowering entry way into house - which tradie?

Hey guys, I have been doing a few improvements to my house the past couple of months and have finally got to the job I have no idea how to approach. The front of my house…

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Penthus
Nov 20, 2016 3:41 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
19 November 2016

Lining and insulating a shed

Lining and insulating a shed

May you please share your photos? :) We're looking at doing the same thing

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cat_dunc
Nov 19, 2016 7:43 pm
cat_dunc
MonkeyPower
MonkeyPower
18 November 2016

Looking for left over bricks - Austral Metallix Bronze

Looking for left over bricks - Austral Metallix Bronze

Looking for left over bricks - Austral Metallix Bronze Hello , as title says im chasing up new packs or loose bricks from house builds Located in Newcastle, NSW willing…

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MonkeyPower
Nov 18, 2016 9:21 pm
jas0nt
jas0nt
17 November 2016

Kitchen bench top - poor quality

Kitchen bench top - poor quality

When I was inspecting my stone bench I tried giving it a wipe with a Chux cloth sitting on the bench (left there by another tradie). Just as I wet it, the builder…

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jas0nt
Nov 17, 2016 10:38 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 November 2016

Hot water distance to bathroom.

Hot water distance to bathroom.

If you know your pipe diameters, Pi x r2 will give you your volume. A 26 m distance usually has +30 m of pipe but this is variable, depending on the end fixtures…

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SaveH2O
Nov 17, 2016 7:38 pm
SaveH2O
george52
george52
16 November 2016

Wedges in new frame.

Wedges in new frame.

Thank guys for your input.I had no idea what I was looking at.Also try get a viewing of my new house with the home builder supervisor is like finding hens…

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george52
Nov 16, 2016 8:39 pm
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
15 November 2016

Its important to follow the correct process of quoting.

Its important to follow the correct process of quoting.

Good question you have here. I think its important to ask the experts. Here's something that can also help you in computing the renovation cost:

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themakeovergroup
Nov 15, 2016 8:42 pm
algernon
algernon
14 November 2016

Floor Plan Judgement

Floor Plan Judgement

As a parent myself, with two young kids, having those bedrooms directly opening out onto the main living area could definitely be a problem - especially in a couple of…

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algernon
Nov 14, 2016 12:22 pm
buildingnanna
buildingnanna
14 November 2016

Trump Effect on Australian Housing

Trump Effect on Australian Housing

With USA citizens wanting to move here now I'd say it can only go up and up but probably only Melbourne and Sydney

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buildingnanna
Nov 14, 2016 10:13 am
buildingnanna
shanil86
shanil86
14 November 2016

Drainage for your pathway

Drainage for your pathway

Hey team I have a one metre wide concrete pathway proposed to be laid on both sides of a development. Is it wrong to place a channel drain down the middle of the…

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shanil86
Nov 14, 2016 9:30 am
Noober
Noober
13 November 2016

Gyprock alternatives

Gyprock alternatives

Hi, first poster here. I want to turn my shed into a mancave. I erect timber frames and lay out floating board. What I'm trying to avoid is sanding gyprock. What can I use…

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Noober
Nov 13, 2016 8:19 am
ja-mez
ja-mez
11 November 2016

Late, Late.

Late, Late.

Hi Ceasar Spend some money and see a solicitor. Liquidated damages cant just go on without an end date. They need to work towards a resolution. Give them a specific…

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ja-mez
Nov 11, 2016 1:32 pm
Lorri
Lorri
10 November 2016

Is anyone building with Wilson Home Tas

Is anyone building with Wilson Home Tas

Hi, yes the links worked fine, it looks like they are getting on with it at .Yes I have facebook, will pm you on here. What a shame your rental didnt last until the house…

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Lorri
Nov 10, 2016 10:05 pm
Lorri
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 November 2016

penetrating wood oil for Iron bark timber.

penetrating wood oil for Iron bark timber.

Probably the harshest thing to affect any external timber is the Australian sun. I've seen really nice timber decks like Brushbox and Jarrah being laid then coated with…

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Stewie D
Nov 10, 2016 9:34 pm
tezzab
tezzab
9 November 2016

Easements - WHAT CAN YOU PUT ON ONE?

Easements - WHAT CAN YOU PUT ON ONE?

In Vic, you'd normally get relevant authorities' permissions. They might want plans as well. Usually their conditions are that if they need to work on the easement you…

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tezzab
Nov 09, 2016 10:30 pm
tezzab
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
9 November 2016

3 bed vs 4 beds

3 bed vs 4 beds

I have no experience with Sydney property, so can't comment as to which is a better investment but there are still many variables between homes on the same street. You…

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First_Timer_Ray
Nov 09, 2016 8:16 am
First_Timer_Ray
Legend 27 home
Legend 27 home
8 November 2016

Legend27 Our Fist home build Metricon QLD

Legend27 Our Fist home build Metricon QLD

18 Sep 2016 Deposit paid to Metricon 8 Nov 2016 Colour selection done We are excited to the following progress ........ :z:

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Legend 27 home
Nov 08, 2016 10:54 pm
Legend 27 home
qebtel
qebtel
8 November 2016

Building a home studio/office pod in Brisbane

Building a home studio/office pod in Brisbane

On cursory inspection of thir site, Supply cost appears to be $3000 per sq metre or so. 5- 8 day building time, so add $5-$8000 to that. Not cheap.

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qebtel
Nov 08, 2016 8:58 am
qebtel
qebtel
8 November 2016

Post demolition request to clear garden

Post demolition request to clear garden

I enquired and was told that 7.2m width was insufficient for equipment and deliveries. What a load of garbage. If that were true no houses…

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qebtel
Nov 08, 2016 8:40 am
building-expert
building-expert
7 November 2016

Repairing hole in salt damp wall help.

Repairing hole in salt damp wall help.

Yes I know exactly how you feel, my wife used to complain exactly the same as you. That was when we were raisingt 4 kids and I had contracts and men working everywhere.…

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building-expert
Nov 07, 2016 8:29 am
building-expert
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 November 2016

Building Space Ratio (excluding garage space?)

Building Space Ratio (excluding garage space?)

That will depend on your particular council. Some have the FSR rule and the ratio of floor area to site. What that means is that you have to consider the floor area of the…

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Stewie D
Nov 06, 2016 11:07 pm
Melodie
Melodie
6 November 2016

Builder Recomendation Brisbane

Builder Recomendation Brisbane

I am on the lookout for something like this also, but more of an outdoor office/studio. Can't seem to find anywhere in Brisbane. I found http://inoutside.com.au/ and…

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Melodie
Nov 06, 2016 11:43 am
chippy
chippy
6 November 2016

What height do you wall mount your TVs?

What height do you wall mount your TVs?

Stewie is spot on. That is the optimal height. I always laugh at these TV's that are above fireplaces or above taller cabinetry. Best to wall mount above lowline cabinetry.

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chippy
Nov 06, 2016 12:25 am
chippy
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shanil86
Nov 05, 2016 2:25 pm
bashworth
bashworth
3 November 2016

Sewer Cover - in Drive Way Path to Garage

Sewer Cover - in Drive Way Path to Garage

It is not unusual to have a sewer manhole cover in the drive, In itself it isn't a problem though many people don't like the look of them. The issue is where the sewer…

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bashworth
Nov 03, 2016 5:40 pm
bashworth
Jax.no5
Jax.no5
2 November 2016

Cold coming thru floor

Cold coming thru floor

I have an old hall that I am renovating. The biggest problem is that it is so cold. I have filled cracks and hole, insulated walls and ceiling but the cold comes up…

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Jax.no5
Nov 02, 2016 7:58 pm
GLO
GLO
2 November 2016

Chinese Evacuated tube solar hot water unit

Chinese Evacuated tube solar hot water unit

Very interesting! Quote:The disadvantage is that they can only be used in an open loop system that is controlled by the atmospheric pressure. Applications such as heating…

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GLO
Nov 02, 2016 7:37 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 November 2016

Living in a shed on acreage

Living in a shed on acreage

@FITG... This is for uploading a photo to photobucket. Other file hosting sites are similar. (Note: You wont see the image until you post your message/topic back here…

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Stewie D
Nov 02, 2016 11:37 am
qebtel
qebtel
2 November 2016

Filled Land - developers responsibility- advice

Filled Land - developers responsibility- advice

Ok sounds like you are on it. The only critical thing that might be an issue for you, is if you want to build quickly, the soil might have to dry out for a long…

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qebtel
Nov 02, 2016 10:34 am
cesarspalace
cesarspalace
1 November 2016

Building Inspector - Ask Anything

Building Inspector - Ask Anything
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Thank you for being here answering questions for everyone. I'm sure everyone really appreciates them, even by just reading. 1. Hello there, my builder rendered my home…

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cesarspalace
Nov 01, 2016 5:30 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
30 October 2016

Estimated cost that builders submit to council on a DA

Estimated cost that builders submit to council on a DA

It's supposed to be the actual cost, but most of the time a lower amount is quoted to council to reduce the fees paid. Similar to what some people do for the RTA when they…

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Our Build123
Oct 30, 2016 12:58 pm
Our Build123
Owenz90
Owenz90
30 October 2016

Planting pittosporum silver sheen around the house

Planting pittosporum silver sheen around the house

Hi, I am thinking to plant some pittosporum silver sheen next to my driveway to create a natural screen so our neighbor doesn't see through ,however they said that these…

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Owenz90
Oct 30, 2016 12:52 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
30 October 2016

Need ur opinion about this floor plan

Need ur opinion about this floor plan

I think it's built too close to your northern boundary, which will stop you receiving sunshine in the winter. You want to shift the building to the left, building as close…

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ddarroch
Oct 30, 2016 12:05 am
minnarosental
minnarosental
28 October 2016

Noisy neighbours alfresco extension built right 2 fence line

Noisy neighbours alfresco extension built right 2 fence line
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You can try using made of sound-absorbing material to significantly reduce the noise coming from the outside. It can be assembled really fast, all you need to do is…

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minnarosental
Oct 28, 2016 8:11 pm
Flowersinthegarden
Flowersinthegarden
28 October 2016

mezzanine loft

mezzanine loft

Hi structuralbimguy Yes it is a new build home with raked ceilings ?

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Flowersinthegarden
Oct 28, 2016 1:35 am
jigssy
jigssy
27 October 2016

Woodlea Building Rockbank

Woodlea Building Rockbank

Hi, I am totally new to this forum . But read lots of review about others building their houses. Nice to see you guys started building your houses in woodlea. I am in…

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jigssy
Oct 27, 2016 9:46 am
nelleebellee
nelleebellee
26 October 2016

Water Pump for Large Home Rain Water- What to choose?

Water Pump for Large Home Rain Water- What to choose?

We have an Ebara JEM120PC on our 110,000L tank. We paid $650 and it was recommended to us by our tank supplier. The pump and tank are located about 7 metres below our…

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nelleebellee
Oct 26, 2016 8:37 pm
nelleebellee
Borisdavenport
Borisdavenport
26 October 2016

Effective Ways to Improve Work flow at a Construction Site

Effective Ways to Improve Work flow at a Construction Site

This one is a good article on this topic. While working for sites in Urban areas, I usually outsource most works as to conserve space, vendors will deliver materials on time.

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Borisdavenport
Oct 26, 2016 3:12 pm
Borisdavenport
Cloverlea
Cloverlea
26 October 2016

SBG Group

SBG Group

Hi Gold Member, Did you end up building with SBG? If you did, what was your experience?

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Cloverlea
Oct 26, 2016 1:34 pm
nomnomnom
nomnomnom
25 October 2016

Soundproof walls

Soundproof walls

http://www.gyprock.com.au/Pages/Solutio ... Noise.aspx enjoy reading..... and yes the sound batts used provide both sound and thermal insulation.

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nomnomnom
Oct 25, 2016 10:41 pm
nomnomnom

G'day, I loaned my Triton Work Centre to a friend. He returned it with paint over it. I want to remove it. I tested a small part with Paint Remover. It also removed…

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Perry the Pom
Oct 25, 2016 8:40 pm
Perry the Pom

Has anyone got Metricon doing drop down ceiling like the one in this photo.

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Oninon
Oct 25, 2016 5:14 pm
lp77
lp77
24 October 2016

Qld his new home contract...

Qld his new home contract...

We're building South Gold Coast qld. Trinity lux q1. What design ru looking at and where?

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lp77
Oct 24, 2016 10:21 pm
TysonJ
TysonJ
23 October 2016

Pro Poll: 2016's Biggest Obstacles

Pro Poll: 2016's Biggest Obstacles

Good Evening Homeone community. This year has been full of ups and downs for me. And as 2017 is growing ever closer and I'm keen learn about the biggest obstacles our…

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TysonJ
Oct 23, 2016 10:21 pm
radiuz
radiuz
23 October 2016

Rinnai Enviro 32 - Is it easy to add controllers later on?

Rinnai Enviro 32 - Is it easy to add controllers later on?

I had a Rinnai 20 installed in our rental without any controllers as our plumber advised that if you install one of these units without a controller you will receive the…

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radiuz
Oct 23, 2016 5:18 pm
Mars5
Mars5
22 October 2016

Final inspection

Final inspection

Hi My 2 townhouses are 13 weeks + post PCI. If I am not happy with quality of work at the completion inspection what are my options? I am seeking legal advice next week…

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Mars5
Oct 22, 2016 10:58 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 October 2016

Pine stairs treads or MDF treads

Pine stairs treads or MDF treads

Mdf is used on thousands of stairs around the country without any problems. Especially seeing as you are going to cover it with carpet. What you asked for and what you get…

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Stewie D
Oct 21, 2016 8:14 pm


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