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Lee31
Lee31
5 October 2017

Builder stuffed up - irreversible mistake - what can we do?

Builder stuffed up - irreversible mistake - what can we do?
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Thanks that was one of our options. Unfortunately way to exxy for us to have to fork out

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Lee31
Oct 05, 2017 8:55 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 October 2017

Tank water, providing redundancy.

Tank water, providing redundancy.

Just realised that you have a flat roof...so much for installing a header tank in the roof cavity! The 12V option would be good.

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SaveH2O
Oct 05, 2017 7:29 am
SaveH2O
robertmortonjoiners
robertmortonjoiners
4 October 2017

Magnify the Appeal of Your Home with Skilled Joiners Perthsh

Magnify the Appeal of Your Home with Skilled Joiners Perthsh

Wooden furniture is often used for augmentation in every household so that the look of the house can be magnificent. Wooden features often improve the appeal of houses…

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robertmortonjoiners
Oct 04, 2017 3:33 pm
robertmortonjoiners
CIMelanie
CIMelanie
4 October 2017

Commercial graded interiors in my own home?!

Commercial graded interiors in my own home?!

Hi Everyone! I work for a commercial interiors company called Commercial Images in West End, QLD. While our client base consists of mostly commercial project focused…

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CIMelanie
Oct 04, 2017 10:58 am
CIMelanie
ozmonkeyoy
ozmonkeyoy
3 October 2017

Woodland grey colour

Woodland grey colour

Our colorbond fence is woodland grey (developer requirement), and it definitely has a green tinge in it. I can still see the green in it in direct sunlight, although it…

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ozmonkeyoy
Oct 03, 2017 4:46 pm
ozmonkeyoy
LozandMitch
LozandMitch
2 October 2017

Who is building at Heritage Parc Rutherford?

Who is building at Heritage Parc Rutherford?

That’s cool, ours is due to register late January but we are tracking a few weeks ahead at this stage so fingers crossed we will be in by Christmas too! It sure does…

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LozandMitch
Oct 02, 2017 5:02 pm
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Fee121
Sep 29, 2017 6:09 pm
chrisbon
chrisbon
29 September 2017

Security System - Bosch 844

Security System - Bosch 844

Harvey Norman Security is offering it at $149 as of i know. Don't know what others are offering it at.

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chrisbon
Sep 29, 2017 11:38 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 September 2017

Study- How building Information is "Isolated"

Study- How building Information is "Isolated"

UK Experts analyse the problem with technology and building…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 29, 2017 11:03 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 September 2017

Travelling Overseas during the Construction

Travelling Overseas during the Construction

If I was the builder I would be worrying about you spending all of the next progress payment while you are away overseas..just kidding

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 29, 2017 8:42 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 September 2017

FIRE ZONE

FIRE ZONE

There is always a way but what's your budget, size house, requirements, more info required? the BAL requirements will add $50k to the house price Plus footings & Slab,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 28, 2017 3:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
kelseaford
kelseaford
27 September 2017

Builder for Renovation/Extension Bayside Melbourne

Builder for Renovation/Extension Bayside Melbourne

Hi All, Just wondering if anyone can recommend a builder in bayside Melbourne? We are looking at a second storey and other ares of improvement to our primary…

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kelseaford
Sep 27, 2017 7:52 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 September 2017

Which takes precedent? Contract specifications or drawings

Which takes precedent? Contract specifications or drawings

namweng Unfortunately if order of document precedence is not spelt out in a simple building contract then discrepancies favour the builder . Those type of inconsistencies…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 27, 2017 5:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
jackie_home
jackie_home
27 September 2017

solid surface basins

solid surface basins

hi everyone, i am thinking about getting a solid surface basin for my bathroom renovation. does this material stain or chip? has purchased from this company before?…

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jackie_home
Sep 27, 2017 12:20 pm
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
27 September 2017

ICF build, who do I go with?

ICF build, who do I go with?

I would be interested to know, too - I've just been looking it up! soooo bump! I actually think the Zego channels, would be better, on first glance... however if anyone…

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JayaJaya
Sep 27, 2017 9:37 am
JayaJaya
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 September 2017

Replacing bricks

Replacing bricks

Mondofix Your welcome, I suggest you also prop the archs if you are going to be working beneath it..safety always first! Remove/Replace/Dry grout Pack one brick at a time…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 26, 2017 10:43 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Pro Building Advice

Pro Building Advice

Having worked in the residential sector for 10 years now, I've definitely seen the need for guidance and support from someone with intensive building knowledge from the…

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How can we make with quality and professional way?

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kartiksharmakanth
Sep 26, 2017 4:05 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
26 September 2017

How long should you keep contracts for?

How long should you keep contracts for?

I'd keep them for as long as you have the house - at least ... :)

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Saint Mike
Sep 26, 2017 4:02 pm
Saint Mike
bank
bank
26 September 2017

Cabots chestnut exterior varnish stain

Cabots chestnut exterior varnish stain

Try talking to some paint shops that sell the product and see what they say. Assuming that they are on your side (I'd be shocked if they weren't, seems very wrong to me),…

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bank
Sep 26, 2017 1:58 pm
bank
Stonegables
Stonegables
26 September 2017

Custom Build

Custom Build

HI all, Is there anyone building with Homestead Homes?

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Stonegables
Sep 26, 2017 7:38 am
Wade+Erica
Wade+Erica
25 September 2017

rendering our house

rendering our house

Utilise Dulux online colour guide - it has swatches of complimentary colours. We wanted to paint our house grey, so we found a colour we liked and then entered it into…

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Wade+Erica
Sep 25, 2017 3:38 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 September 2017

Living Nightmare

Living Nightmare

Ness11 Welcome to the forum There are reasons why the building industry sticks to tried and tested conventional building technologies, ie. cavities control leaks & Water…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 25, 2017 8:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Joker
Joker
24 September 2017

Select another builder

Select another builder

Speak to current customers in your area, find homes just built, this will give you a good overview on what to expect, this is number one of several steps to find a good builder.

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Joker
Sep 24, 2017 5:01 pm
Drhomes
Drhomes
23 September 2017

Build price based on suburb

Build price based on suburb

Thanks you all for the responses!!

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Drhomes
Sep 23, 2017 10:27 pm
qebtel
qebtel
23 September 2017

Relocate Sewer Line

Relocate Sewer Line

No one shift a main sewer line to do a hatchet lot. 30K is too great an impost, you have to add it to your sub dividing costs, and then too much is eaten into your margin.…

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qebtel
Sep 23, 2017 12:19 pm
Merv
Merv
22 September 2017

Gas abolishment

Gas abolishment

Jemena must have felt the pressure cause they came and did the disconnection TODAY!! thank goodness we didn’t have to shout and carry on it get it done. Not…

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Merv
Sep 22, 2017 7:01 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 September 2017

Structural Engineer..Details, Photos,Help Needed, Q&A?

Structural Engineer..Details, Photos,Help Needed, Q&A?
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fyeahm welcome to the forum Some engineers have developed their own classifications, but they are similar to the codes the upgrade from A to S is substantial as the slab…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 22, 2017 12:19 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Joelleg6
Joelleg6
21 September 2017

Apollo Blinds Feedback

Apollo Blinds Feedback

How's your experience been with Apollo Blinds? I'm considering purchasing Red Cedar plantation shutters from them.

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Joelleg6
Sep 21, 2017 8:25 pm
Joelleg6
Southies
Southies
20 September 2017

Cheap TEMPORARY alternative in lieu of garden path

Cheap TEMPORARY alternative in lieu of garden path

thanks for the ideas saintmike & jhiace..........will see what…

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Southies
Sep 20, 2017 6:44 pm
Southies
roger_b
roger_b
19 September 2017

How to connect drain hose of washing machine

How to connect drain hose of washing machine

Yikes! that is NOT a pipe to attach a washing machine too! It's a connection for a dishwasher. A washing machine drains a huge amount of water and requires a drain of at…

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roger_b
Sep 19, 2017 12:30 pm
Monash University
Monash University
18 September 2017

Complete survey on skip bins for chance to win $100 Giftcard

Complete survey on skip bins for chance to win $100 Giftcard

If you have recently hired a skip to dispose of your waste, or are planning to do so, complete a short survey and go in the draw to win a $100 Coles Myer voucher. Monash…

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Monash University
Sep 18, 2017 10:51 pm
Monash University

What is the roof angle? Is there a roof cavity? It is really impossible to give an opinion without being on site.

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andrelimfj
Sep 13, 2017 12:13 pm
sunny74
sunny74
12 September 2017

Cracked slab help please

Cracked slab help please

Hi insider Yes have done some more research and I think the core drilling and resin will be exactly what I need. The old pipe is now redundant so that won't matter. I…

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sunny74
Sep 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Sergey
Sergey
11 September 2017

whole house water softeners?

whole house water softeners?

Anyone has one? Are they good? What are the ongoing costs?

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Sergey
Sep 11, 2017 10:50 pm
Monash University
Monash University
11 September 2017

Participate in Skip Bin Study - win $100 Coles gift card

Participate in Skip Bin Study - win $100 Coles gift card

Monash University is conducting research to understand how people make decisions about which skip bin company to use. Complete a 10-15 minute interview,…

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Monash University
Sep 11, 2017 4:05 pm
Monash University
Joker
Joker
10 September 2017

New build evaluation shortfall. Officer. VIC

New build evaluation shortfall. Officer. VIC

It's almost considered that 5% is pretty much almost no deposit, with some over priced add ons, you would essentially almost be borrowing more than the home is worth.

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Joker
Sep 10, 2017 10:46 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 September 2017

Variations invoice 8 months after completion

Variations invoice 8 months after completion

Agreed the majority are OK and we can thank strict regulations, national standards, Code compliance & engineers for that I accept people (ie builders, designers &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 10, 2017 9:10 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September 2017

Does anyone know of any 'Matt Risinger' equivalents in Austr

Does anyone know of any 'Matt Risinger' equivalents in Austr

I'm really impressed with youtube channel. As a building certifier, this is the kind of builder that I would want to contract to build my own house... His video's are…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 07, 2017 11:17 pm
satish
satish
7 September 2017

Eden Brae Home and Land Package - Horrible Experience

Eden Brae Home and Land Package - Horrible Experience

Hi Rajesh, It seems you have a valid reason to terminate building contract with Builder. Try to negotiate to terminate the contract otherwise seek some help with Fair…

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satish
Sep 07, 2017 5:16 pm
building-expert
building-expert
7 September 2017

Advice needed our builders are bullying us

Advice needed our builders are bullying us

Yes, get a building consultant that can stand up to the builder and make the builder blink.

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building-expert
Sep 07, 2017 4:54 pm
building-expert
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September 2017

Australia's turn for "Leaky Building Syndrome"?

Australia's turn for "Leaky Building Syndrome"?

Ah yes... every homeowner needs to read the ... You normally have to pay for it, but it appears this website has it available in pdf to be freely downloaded. Just to…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 07, 2017 3:02 pm
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September 2017

Prospects of being a builder in Australia

Prospects of being a builder in Australia

Hi calvinshum A bit late to this conversation, but better late than never. I've worked in Government as a building regulator and in building code development, in the…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 07, 2017 2:47 pm
radiuz
radiuz
6 September 2017

Merbau Screening

Merbau Screening

Merbau stain is very difficult to remove from sandstone pavers. You could cover the pavers for approximately 2 – 3 months, which is what it will take for the merbau to…

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radiuz
Sep 06, 2017 7:27 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 September 2017

Hanging items from steel stud frame shed

Hanging items from steel stud frame shed

Why don't you ask the manufacturers they probably get asked this all the time

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 05, 2017 12:21 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
rach1986
rach1986
4 September 2017

New Build with Backyard Levelling

New Build with Backyard Levelling

For me, what would help me to decide when to do it would be access and cost. We had a similar situation. We did it after the build because we were doing it ourselves (to…

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rach1986
Sep 04, 2017 4:23 pm

Can someone interpret the side restrictions with this diagram for me? We originally wanted to buy this lot but were told by the builders that the first storey had…

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bvillemot
Sep 03, 2017 2:00 pm

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