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homesaw
homesaw
5 March 2018

Double Strength Hog Bristle or Self-Destruct Gloss???

Double Strength Hog Bristle or Self-Destruct Gloss???

Hi, I’m going out of my mind trying to find out the colour of my doors and trims. Does anyone have a photo of 1.5 or 2 x Hog Bristle Gloss or Self-Destruct Gloss?…

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homesaw
Mar 05, 2018 9:48 pm
ja2000
ja2000
4 March 2018

Occupation Certificate denied

Occupation Certificate denied

Its a missed inspection, did Council do the subsequent inspection, in NSW the next one is water proofing of wet areas after framing. If Council was PCA, what is their…

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ja2000
Mar 04, 2018 8:01 pm
ja2000
ja2000
4 March 2018

South facing back yard in sydney

South facing back yard in sydney

If its a custom design and not too late, you can design a u shaped house with the main back yard, pool facing east, so you get all of the morning sun until after lunch time.

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ja2000
Mar 04, 2018 7:51 pm
ja2000
ja2000
4 March 2018

Looking for advice on private builders

Looking for advice on private builders

Hi same boat here, we are probably 50% complete with a private builder, I too was roaming this forum thought it was time to contribute. Main reason, we went private was…

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ja2000
Mar 04, 2018 7:22 pm
ja2000
ja2000
4 March 2018

Building Surveyors do not look at quality or for defects.

Building Surveyors do not look at quality or for defects.

My house (NSW) was approved as a CDC by a mate who is a private certifier who has over 30 years experience, next door was also done and approved as a CDC and there are…

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ja2000
Mar 04, 2018 6:25 pm
ilmessaggio
ilmessaggio
4 March 2018

Shale Grey Roof

Shale Grey Roof

Yep!, first world problems are to be reckoned with....there we were, driving past and someone says, 'What a beautiful roof'....never mind the house....look at the…

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ilmessaggio
Mar 04, 2018 3:14 pm
kisakib
kisakib
1 March 2018

Pest Control

Pest Control

we are in Goulburn. I wish we had him around ☹️

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kisakib
Mar 01, 2018 3:29 pm
snowing
snowing
28 February 2018

Is a covered rooftop deck a storey?!

Is a covered rooftop deck a storey?!

Thanks! That's helpful. It's along the line of my thought as well. So probably a pergola / vergola style covering would be a better choice then. As long as sunshine can…

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snowing
Feb 28, 2018 9:50 pm
Nevilley
Nevilley
27 February 2018

Sagging rafter

Sagging rafter

Rafters are visible. It is in a open shed. Rafter span 4 metres using 6 inch by 2 inch rafters.

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Nevilley
Feb 27, 2018 2:03 pm
Rayg
Rayg
25 February 2018

lift off hinges qld

lift off hinges qld

Thanks CF Design There have been no extra works and no other permits required since 1977. We will just have challenge (with a competent solicitor)through whoever the…

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Rayg
Feb 25, 2018 2:38 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
22 February 2018

Electrical overheard to underground conversion

Electrical overheard to underground conversion

I am about to place an order with my power wholesaler to do an overherad to underground conversion (needed for my knockdown rebuild) The existing house has overheard…

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brokenstick
Feb 22, 2018 12:59 pm
brokenstick
lolly72
lolly72
16 February 2018

Gas Line

Gas Line

Apparently it is through SP Ausnet and there is no phone number to contact them, only email. They then hire out their own contractors such as Red Energy who our builder…

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lolly72
Feb 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Jack123
Jack123
14 February 2018

Decking cost

Decking cost

Got my 22 sqm decking with only 169 $ per/sqm , incl. screw fixing and staining .Work was done on time and no problems at all! Company was Calvin`s Decks and Pergolas. Melbourne

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Jack123
Feb 14, 2018 9:49 am
burkky
burkky
13 February 2018

Building and Pest Inspection

Building and Pest Inspection

This is the standout amongst the most normally made inquiries about building examinations.When all is said in done, the most building and termite inspectors take about 90…

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burkky
Feb 13, 2018 9:49 pm
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
12 February 2018

Redesigning interior

Redesigning interior

Any quality builder can assist you, if you find one that does all trades inclusive, they will usually have someone that can draw the plans for you as well. You want…

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Houspect NSW
Feb 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Houspect NSW

Can anyone tell me what tree is this??

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faykis
Feb 11, 2018 10:13 pm
faykis
qebtel
qebtel
11 February 2018

Fencing - Neighbour doesn’t want to pay for fencing.

Fencing - Neighbour doesn’t want to pay for fencing.

You are indeed entitled to do that. State fencing laws state each owner must contribute to the fence. The current use of the land (vacant, farmed , etc) is irrelevant…

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qebtel
Feb 11, 2018 1:52 pm
H4tt3r
H4tt3r
9 February 2018

HELP!!

HELP!!

Thank you

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H4tt3r
Feb 09, 2018 4:38 pm
Bazz
Bazz
9 February 2018

Outdoor benchtop - concrete or compressed FC?

Outdoor benchtop - concrete or compressed FC?

Hey all, I'm building an outdoor bbq area and need a little advice. For the benchtops i plan to mix my own concrete, also for the base underneath the bbq and sides.…

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Bazz
Feb 09, 2018 4:14 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
9 February 2018

Building on top of filled in pool

Building on top of filled in pool

I'm back and have made some progress. As I am dealing with a volume builder they have made it clear that I need to fill in the pool first and they will come and do final…

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brokenstick
Feb 09, 2018 3:05 pm
brokenstick
PetaHealy
PetaHealy
9 February 2018

Two thirds of the way through the build and identified signi

Two thirds of the way through the build and identified signi

Hi Norfolk, We are Building with Metricon in Marsden Park at the moment. We too have found major structural defects with our flooring. Essentially little or no adhesive…

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PetaHealy
Feb 09, 2018 1:36 pm
Kartsundar
Kartsundar
8 February 2018

Woodlea building

Woodlea building
1, 2, 3

Thanks much novaqu and that really helps.

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Kartsundar
Feb 08, 2018 7:11 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
7 February 2018

telstra pit

telstra pit

A few well placed Facebook comments can also help. They have a page.

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Saint Mike
Feb 07, 2018 4:43 pm
Saint Mike
Techsmax
Techsmax
6 February 2018

NBN Installation & Electrical Plan

NBN Installation & Electrical Plan

Hi Mars5 if you like you can send me you floor plan and i can work out your network requirment :-D

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Techsmax
Feb 06, 2018 6:02 pm
Techsmax
rosypaige
rosypaige
5 February 2018

NRMA Insurance - water damage to Laminex

NRMA Insurance - water damage to Laminex

About 4 years ago, we had some flooding in our bathroom, kitchen, hallway and bedrooms. NRMA was great and everything was fixed ASAP and they replaced all the floorboards,…

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rosypaige
Feb 05, 2018 1:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 February 2018

Cracking in merbau external stair treads

Cracking in merbau external stair treads

arodc Are you able to check the moisture Content of the timber? Was the timber seasoned in the first place?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 04, 2018 8:06 am
StructuralBIMGuy
hbuildlife
hbuildlife
3 February 2018

Built in Wardrobe Internals - Brisbane

Built in Wardrobe Internals - Brisbane

Have you tried IKEA? We’ll be using them to fit out our WIR when the time comes.

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hbuildlife
Feb 03, 2018 5:56 pm
LeanneShep
LeanneShep
2 February 2018

Damaged Bricks

Damaged Bricks

What was the outcome leanne

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LeanneShep
Feb 02, 2018 3:25 pm
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circuit
Feb 02, 2018 11:14 am
markandsam
markandsam
30 January 2018

riverstone road development opposite james street

riverstone road development opposite james street
1, 2, 3

hi Sam and shaz went to Brianna st today and your frame was going up on your house and on mine the peering was done lots of activity in street still no neighbor between us

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markandsam
Jan 30, 2018 2:51 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 January 2018

I'd like to build - Ballpark or dreaming?

I'd like to build - Ballpark or dreaming?

Re Dreaming - maybe not go for everything at once - but "build" to allow it later ! EG - if you plan a large alfresco but can't afford it NOW - make sure your build…

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Saint Mike
Jan 30, 2018 9:25 am
Saint Mike
bashworth
bashworth
29 January 2018

How Can You Add Color to Concrete?

How Can You Add Color to Concrete?

You can: Add colour to the mix you can tubs of pigment you add to the premix before you pour. You can buy tubs of the mix at…

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bashworth
Jan 29, 2018 9:35 pm
bashworth
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
29 January 2018

Simonds - cooling and heating

Simonds - cooling and heating

Sorry, we're in Adelaide. But if they have ducted in their display I'd recommend checking what brand (over here it was Daikin) and then demand they provide the same level…

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JM1911A1
Jan 29, 2018 5:33 pm
JM1911A1
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
28 January 2018

What kind of paint to use?

What kind of paint to use?

Resene paint is actually quite a lot better than Dulux or Taudmans, not as well known, but a high end quality product.…

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Houspect NSW
Jan 28, 2018 10:20 pm
Houspect NSW
Entilzha
Entilzha
28 January 2018

Fencing question - re concrete plinths

Fencing question - re concrete plinths

nah not keen an anything that becomes termite food. had issues with fencing in my last place :) it eventually blew down. I will budget for the more expensive fencing option…

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Entilzha
Jan 28, 2018 10:55 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
28 January 2018

Metricon kitchen cabinet overhanging windows?

Metricon kitchen cabinet overhanging windows?

Looks like they could fix it pretty easily. When we had to install a fridge in one house the cupboards above were too big. We just cut the bottom off the sides -…

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Saint Mike
Jan 28, 2018 9:33 am
Saint Mike

Hello Do not know what is the official name for the rubber seal/gasket that holds the actual glass in place. I had double glazed windows put in and cannot get rid of a…

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Sergey
Jan 27, 2018 6:43 pm
StevoG
StevoG
26 January 2018

PosiStrut vs HY Joist

PosiStrut vs HY Joist

Thanks building-expert and algernon. I guess pricing won't be much of a factor if it's just a couple of k's difference! I'll see if we can get some herringbone braces in…

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StevoG
Jan 26, 2018 1:10 am
ohollie
ohollie
24 January 2018

Dust in WIP and WIR

Dust in WIP and WIR

We are in the planning stages of our build and will be having a Walk-In/Butlers Pantry in the kitchen and a Walk in Robe for the main bedroom. I have always wondered if…

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ohollie
Jan 24, 2018 4:47 pm
Joker
Joker
23 January 2018

Metricon Sponsorship of Product Review website questionable

Metricon Sponsorship of Product Review website questionable

I posted a negative comment about metricom on product review and it wouldn't accept one star, no matter how many times I tried, my comments and star rating were polar opposites.

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Joker
Jan 23, 2018 8:41 pm
mel.mak
mel.mak
23 January 2018

Indoor steps & tiles

Indoor steps & tiles

We have 2 steps half way through the house so i need to get the tiles for the step cut/rounded for a nice finish Whats the correct name or service i need? Im trying to…

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mel.mak
Jan 23, 2018 6:32 pm
hfwangoz
hfwangoz
23 January 2018

please advise the sequence of home renovation

please advise the sequence of home renovation

1st time renovator, we were struggling to decide if hiring a project manager or hiring tradies on step basis. since we are not touching kitchen and bathrooms, so we…

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hfwangoz
Jan 23, 2018 5:49 pm
Wouldntmindasammich
Wouldntmindasammich
21 January 2018

Greenlea Estate Baldivis Rebates

Greenlea Estate Baldivis Rebates

Hi Everyone 👋🏻 We are considering building in Greenlea Estate in Baldivis. As the developer Peet are not advertising a cash back / rebate to purchase land directly…

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Wouldntmindasammich
Jan 21, 2018 9:33 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 January 2018

PRESTART BOOKED!!!

PRESTART BOOKED!!!

I'm Agree with power points.

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Saint Mike
Jan 21, 2018 3:25 pm
Saint Mike
Fonzie
Fonzie
19 January 2018

Austral Bricks Marcasite

Austral Bricks Marcasite

Hi, Has anyone got any photos of their build with Austral Marcasite bricks? I had to pick this brick as my original choice, PGH Mild Steel was discontinued.:cry: I already have…

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Fonzie
Jan 19, 2018 2:53 pm
Fonzie
alexp79
alexp79
16 January 2018

Retaining wall

Retaining wall

Up to 3m is retained by the commercial product called TerraFirm: https://modularwalls.com.au/products/terrafirm/ Last time I checked pricing with them for 1.8m wall was…

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alexp79
Jan 16, 2018 9:15 pm

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