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Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
24 September 2016

Bee Hive Paint

Bee Hive Paint

G'day Guys, Thank you for your replies. I have almost finished repainting all my hives. I did well. I went to the Recycling Depot. A heap of paint was there. I…

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Perry the Pom
Sep 24, 2016 6:10 am
Perry the Pom
Macop
Macop
23 September 2016

Road access handle

Road access handle

Hello Hoping someone here can help. I have a development consent with the following clause that relates to a road in a small rural subdivision: The type 1…

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Macop
Sep 23, 2016 8:14 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
23 September 2016

Render - will too Rockcote dry lighter?

Render - will too Rockcote dry lighter?

A bit alarmed- and although I'm sure it will turn out fine- house was rendered base coat yesterday and the coloured top Coat was applied today. It was done with Rockcote…

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MrsJM
Sep 23, 2016 5:27 pm
MrsJM
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
23 September 2016

Replace roof and change roofline?

Replace roof and change roofline?

Hi simnapted, You must first get a designer who understands roof shapes and roof construction and in particular the Light Timber Framing Code (Residential Timber Framing…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 23, 2016 3:18 pm
helenn82
helenn82
23 September 2016

Triangle shaped block

Triangle shaped block

Thanks ddarroch. Yes my husband found the site the other night and was very impressed with the information provided.

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helenn82
Sep 23, 2016 12:47 pm
simnatped
simnatped
23 September 2016

Colorbond Shale Grey for weatherboards?

Colorbond Shale Grey for weatherboards?

Does anyone know of a house painted in Colorbond Shale Grey in the south Brisbane region? (Or northside if not too far from the city). Would love to actually see that…

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simnatped
Sep 23, 2016 10:32 am
mack042
mack042
22 September 2016

How much compensation should I ask for

How much compensation should I ask for
1, 2, 3

Not mixed up, that's where you have taken me. :wink: Anyway nice chat Ponzu. Good luck with it all yhfg27, I hope you get a fair result from this.

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mack042
Sep 22, 2016 8:15 pm
bashworth
bashworth
21 September 2016

External Taps Height

External Taps Height

I have found most taps too low (around 600mm) I'd agree 900-1000mm would be best.

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bashworth
Sep 21, 2016 10:23 pm
bashworth
jas0nt
jas0nt
21 September 2016

Place to dumb Garbage?

Place to dumb Garbage?

Spam knows no limits.

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jas0nt
Sep 21, 2016 9:12 pm

Hi, Just wondering if anyone could recommend or is a cabinet maker that could build a floating desk for a study in the northern suburbs of Melbourne (DOREEN)? Looking to…

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kateebee
Sep 21, 2016 12:01 pm
kateebee
johnreynolds
johnreynolds
20 September 2016

Furniture Movers Melbourne

Furniture Movers Melbourne

You may find some people to contact on this site... http://www.ozremovals.com.au/furniture-removalists/melbourne-vic

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johnreynolds
Sep 20, 2016 10:37 am
JordanT
JordanT
19 September 2016

Big tiles

Big tiles

As others have mentioned; the larger tiles are heavier and, more often than not, the installers will charge you extra to handle them. That having been I've recently seen a…

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JordanT
Sep 19, 2016 4:27 pm
JordanT
bg100
bg100
19 September 2016

Sydney Geotechnical Engineers - Any recommendations?

Sydney Geotechnical Engineers - Any recommendations?

A structural engineer should know a geotech. Did you ask him? He has actually done most of his work with larger companies who have already organised…

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bg100
Sep 19, 2016 3:44 pm
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liam.margaret
Sep 19, 2016 2:05 pm
incurl
incurl
19 September 2016

Builders payment schedule and amounts

Builders payment schedule and amounts

Thanks for the replies. So what kind of figures % would you say is reasonable?

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incurl
Sep 19, 2016 1:23 pm
Gravy
Gravy
19 September 2016

Help with stat dec - list of authorized witnesses for land s

Help with stat dec - list of authorized witnesses for land s

Hi. I am wondering if anyone knows the answer to this question. I just had my transfer of land documents signed and my conveyancers have emailed me back saying I used an…

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Gravy
Sep 19, 2016 1:17 pm
Gravy
qebtel
qebtel
19 September 2016

Builders markup%

Builders markup%
1, 2

Ive said all I need to say here and dont want to get too off topic, but just on these two points bookkeeping in a basic sense of recording your…

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qebtel
Sep 19, 2016 10:26 am
lileegirl
lileegirl
19 September 2016

alfresco on same side as neighbours...

alfresco on same side as neighbours...

thanks so much for replying, I've been wondering how it would have been if I flipped the house. If I did the alfresco would have been right next to the other neighbours…

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lileegirl
Sep 19, 2016 9:09 am
lileegirl
shortnstumpy
shortnstumpy
18 September 2016

Early Settelment

Early Settelment

Following from my last post, we were notified of land settlement on the 14th of September so it was quicker then we thought

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shortnstumpy
Sep 18, 2016 10:19 pm
shortnstumpy
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
17 September 2016

To Hebel or not to Hebel....

To Hebel or not to Hebel....

We are getting Hebel for our home and have heard mostly good reports about it. We are also using in independent inspector who used to be a builder and they spoke highly…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Sep 17, 2016 11:53 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Beazley77
Beazley77
16 September 2016

HOME GROUP WA & POOL INSTALL

HOME GROUP WA & POOL INSTALL

I think if you ask this on the building a new home forum you'll find a few. Maybe do a search for older threads.

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Beazley77
Sep 16, 2016 10:26 pm
Beazley77
Borisdavenport
Borisdavenport
16 September 2016

Handover documents

Handover documents

Lawyers/ experts from real estate should take initiative on this matter. I searched here on this site and found nothing related to this topic.

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Borisdavenport
Sep 16, 2016 7:54 pm
Borisdavenport
simnatped
simnatped
16 September 2016

Tree stump

Tree stump

Very nice! I've spend the past 2 years digging out stumps in my garden. Unfortunately I don't think the neighbours would appreciate a bonfire. Only 3 stumps to go..... :oops:

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simnatped
Sep 16, 2016 1:18 pm
building-expert
building-expert
16 September 2016

Living in a fibro shack

Living in a fibro shack

Fibro is not the only risk, what about vinyl asbestos floor tiles. That is why I say get proper assessment.

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building-expert
Sep 16, 2016 11:12 am
building-expert
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 September 2016

Mirvac Harcrest Wantirna Stage 6 - Site Costs and Fill

Mirvac Harcrest Wantirna Stage 6 - Site Costs and Fill

Hi greenapple if it's a geo tech firm that builders use all the time then 1. Site reports are generally written the way builders want them to be written..some…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 16, 2016 10:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy
jas0nt
jas0nt
15 September 2016

Recommendation of Construction Lawyer in Melbourne

Recommendation of Construction Lawyer in Melbourne

It goes to show a builder's reputation is far more important than 20 pieces of paper in a contract. If they don't follow the contract or if there are disputes you'll be in…

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jas0nt
Sep 15, 2016 11:47 pm
renoauction
renoauction
15 September 2016

Garage doors

Garage doors

so many variables. what state and suburb, actual size. double door means nothing. what actual finish and colour. so many companies out there offer free quotes so get a few…

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renoauction
Sep 15, 2016 4:05 pm
renoauction
renoauction
15 September 2016

Nbn availability

Nbn availability

nbnco website is not even accurate. all sorts of myths floating around. phone them and you may get a better answer.

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renoauction
Sep 15, 2016 4:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
13 September 2016

Rusty Beam

Rusty Beam

Hi Alexxdavid Depending on the environmental conditions steel beams should be treated? Also photos do help

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 13, 2016 5:21 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
lp77
lp77
13 September 2016

Alfresco wooden roof

Alfresco wooden roof

Hubby would like this done, is it easier to do at build stage as putting in lights and ceiling fan ? We know it'll be more expensive done by builder but.. Maybe easier?

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lp77
Sep 13, 2016 2:42 pm
bg100
bg100
13 September 2016

Painting treated pine

Painting treated pine

An update since the original post - for a "non-premium" job like this most of the advice I got from various paint shops is that a couple of coats of most exterior paints…

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bg100
Sep 13, 2016 2:26 pm
Narrewarren01
Narrewarren01
12 September 2016

Builder's work shoved on owners,case for pre contract review

Builder's work shoved on owners,case for pre contract review

Under HIA contract all variations much be in writing. Not sure who changes your plans without telling you

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Narrewarren01
Sep 12, 2016 9:25 pm
Grandpma
Grandpma
12 September 2016

MacDonald jones homes

MacDonald jones homes

Thought my new house would be started march 2016 Did colour selection November 2015 Electrical January 2016 It's now September 12th 2016 and absolutely nothing has…

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Grandpma
Sep 12, 2016 7:22 pm
jhiace
jhiace
12 September 2016

Wet Day Delays

Wet Day Delays

Hi guys, Getting to the pointy end of the build and the builder is about at the end of our contract time line but there is still quite a few weeks work to go. I was…

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jhiace
Sep 12, 2016 8:45 am
Yowiee
Yowiee
11 September 2016

Slopping block sub-floor design

Slopping block sub-floor design

I am in the preliminary planning stages of a knock down rebuild and am looking for advice on foundations and sub-floor design. Our block slopes down from the road with a…

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Yowiee
Sep 11, 2016 9:50 pm
Yowiee
Danimac
Danimac
10 September 2016

Driveway too wet to commence

Driveway too wet to commence

After my jubilation of our site cut starting, the job has been put on hold as our driveway is too wet. We've had to pay $3000 to lay oversize rock on the driveway (its 57…

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Danimac
Sep 10, 2016 1:29 pm
Niel07
Niel07
10 September 2016

Help - Need Advise

Help - Need Advise

Hi, Im planning on purchasing a block of land from the land release at Altorve Schofields that im really keen on. The sales agent tells me the land registeration will be…

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Niel07
Sep 10, 2016 11:52 am
bpratt
bpratt
10 September 2016

Anticon Blanket for Colorbond roof - is it required?

Anticon Blanket for Colorbond roof - is it required?

It is not essential, but you'd be mad not to do it now. Doing it later will cost you an arm and a leg, as all the sheeting has to be removed to put the anticon blankets in place

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bpratt
Sep 10, 2016 9:17 am
IvMike
IvMike
9 September 2016

Deciding on a granny flat builder

Deciding on a granny flat builder

I would ask about their experience, and have them bring some pictures of previous builds Maybe get a contact number or two of previous customers so you can check they are…

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IvMike
Sep 09, 2016 2:31 pm
AvaG
AvaG
8 September 2016

Display home for split level sloping block houses

Display home for split level sloping block houses

Montgomery homes have a split display at Homeworld in Kellyville. I don't know if there are others closer to home for you

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AvaG
Sep 08, 2016 1:02 pm
The_Lalas
The_Lalas
8 September 2016

Rendering new brick walls

Rendering new brick walls

Cheers, don't know how I didn't come across that cement australia page when I searched.

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The_Lalas
Sep 08, 2016 12:21 pm
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
7 September 2016

Air Stapler

Air Stapler

G'day Stewie, At the moment I only have the Stapler. If I purchase any more Pressure Tools I might invest in a Filter. Cheers Perry

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Perry the Pom
Sep 07, 2016 1:13 pm
Perry the Pom
building-expert
building-expert
6 September 2016

Pergola attached to house roof

Pergola attached to house roof

If you are in Melbourne I can assist you, you can send me PM, if you are interstate you should find someone with similar experience to mine.

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building-expert
Sep 06, 2016 5:44 pm
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
5 September 2016

Bricks under windows - concern

Bricks under windows - concern

So long as rubber seal at bottom of windows completely covers brick it will be OK

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building-expert
Sep 05, 2016 6:45 pm
building-expert
bg100
bg100
5 September 2016

200 tonne clean fill to get rid of - South West Syd

200 tonne clean fill to get rid of - South West Syd

No worries. If I was a lot further advanced (i.e. actually get started) in my own backyard landscaping job which will need a fair bit of fill behind retaining walls I…

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bg100
Sep 05, 2016 12:40 am
Daljith
Daljith
4 September 2016

St Germain Clyde

St Germain Clyde

I bought a land from stage 1,(my land is with in 100m mark to the power linesbut not facing the powerlines ).but im not too concern about that. apart from that i think…

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Daljith
Sep 04, 2016 8:35 pm
Daljith
AussieMark
AussieMark
3 September 2016

Larger Shed vs Extra room in house? Which to choose...

Larger Shed vs Extra room in house? Which to choose...

I am not sure of the cost. if it is not in your plan you may have to resubmit as well. There will more than likely be others that know the answers. Good luck.

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AussieMark
Sep 03, 2016 10:57 pm
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
3 September 2016

Cutting Hard Board

Cutting Hard Board

G'day Stewie, I listened to your advice and will use the Masonite for the Hive Lids as that is coved by Aluminium. I have never had any problems with that before in 30…

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Perry the Pom
Sep 03, 2016 8:25 am
Perry the Pom
building-expert
building-expert
2 September 2016

Independent Soil Test & Site Prep

Independent Soil Test & Site Prep

I agree with both points. For sloping blocks, therefore, how do you propose we negotiate? Pay multiple deposits and soil test/engineering report with multiple…

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building-expert
Sep 02, 2016 9:26 am
building-expert


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