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buildX
buildX
1 March

Household Chores List

Household Chores List

My wife cleans during weekend since its only her free time. From ceiling to floor, cabinets to chairs as long as our kids are sleeping. :lol:

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buildX
Mar 01, 2017 6:30 pm
buildX

Who do I get to fix a walk in robe?

Who do I get to fix a walk in robe?

It could be a great excuse to upgrade to an ikea PAX. Depending on the size it will cost $1000-$2000 to make it custom fitted.

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cant decide
Mar 01, 2017 5:29 pm
yang1ric
yang1ric
28 February

Eadenwoods at Austral

Eadenwoods at Austral

Hey guys join the Facebook group 'eadenwoods at Austral'

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yang1ric
Feb 28, 2017 9:08 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
28 February

Single story design for 25mtrs deep lot

Single story design for 25mtrs deep lot

Each estate can be different. You need to check the design guidelines if you have one for where your building. There's usually lots of rule you need to follow when…

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aloenyx
Feb 28, 2017 7:09 pm
aloenyx
LouBir
LouBir
28 February

Changing brick selection when site has started

Changing brick selection when site has started

If its a common brick they may be able to change and re-allocate that load to another project. Worth a try.

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LouBir
Feb 28, 2017 11:46 am
LouBir
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 February

Ceiling Fan - underpowered

Ceiling Fan - underpowered

Link is no good. What is your ceiling height? A good house ceiling fan needs about 300mm space between the ceiling and the blades. The Arlec would have 200 mm…

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SaveH2O
Feb 27, 2017 7:34 pm
SaveH2O
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Saint Mike
Feb 27, 2017 6:47 pm
Saint Mike
jknightsmith
jknightsmith
27 February

Got anyone good that can do Roof repairs in Perth?

Got anyone good that can do Roof repairs in Perth?

Hi All, Just wondering if you can suggest someone who does good roofing repairs. I have an old terracotta roof and it leaks in the winter time. Five years ago when I…

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jknightsmith
Feb 27, 2017 2:44 pm
loup
loup
27 February

Demolish a house - Dummies guide to a stress free demolition

Demolish a house - Dummies guide to a stress free demolition
1, 2, 3

Ours was done by a plumber after demo and cost $1200. It was a requirement of the builder.

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loup
Feb 27, 2017 12:19 pm
building-expert
building-expert
27 February

Should I need a pest control for a brand new home ?

Should I need a pest control for a brand new home ?

Regardless of termite protection, annual inspections are essential because Termites can breach or go around termite barriers. It is essential to detect Termite activity…

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building-expert
Feb 27, 2017 10:46 am
building-expert
Hiral
Hiral
27 February

lacey road

lacey road

hi myself Hiral Patel..we are at lot 1632..any indian around us?

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Hiral
Feb 27, 2017 10:26 am
Berek
Berek
24 February

Stormwater pit in new estate

Stormwater pit in new estate

It's an open stormwater drain. Kinda sucks but that's where everyone else's runoff will go. Just be careful about trying to build anything around or near it as the effect…

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Berek
Feb 24, 2017 9:39 pm
Mec06
Mec06
24 February

Aqua Enamel paint finish

Aqua Enamel paint finish

Hi All, just had our PVC come through finally - I was surprised by the upgrade cost of the Aqua Enamel: Provide non-standard Aqua Enamel paint finish to internal…

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Mec06
Feb 24, 2017 2:41 pm
Mec06
Joker
Joker
24 February

Building house to lock up in Melbourne

Building house to lock up in Melbourne

You could fully owner build, but with a project manager, you will get better quotes this way and quality of trades generally better as project manager knows his better…

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Joker
Feb 24, 2017 1:00 pm
Sammy74
Sammy74
23 February

Our land

Our land

Hopefully our land will title by the end of April, then the real fun begins!

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Sammy74
Feb 23, 2017 11:39 pm
Sammy74
Joker
Joker
23 February

Sinkhole, problem resolving and finding expert

Sinkhole, problem resolving and finding expert

Thought that sites like rubbish tips always had problems, such as methane gas leaks and that ground movement's were common, sounds like your current problems are moderate…

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Joker
Feb 23, 2017 6:47 pm
Marvin
Marvin
22 February

Removal of structural post

Removal of structural post

Ok. Have found a lic. Insurered builder that will supply a building permit. So all ticks there. He has had an engineer advise him to use a 300mm UB due to the 6.3m span.…

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Marvin
Feb 22, 2017 10:18 am
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SaveH2O
Feb 21, 2017 11:10 pm
SaveH2O
Ezza78
Ezza78
21 February

Timeframes to start a build

Timeframes to start a build

Hello I've only just found your reply. We are building with Busby in Chelsea, Victoria. We don't need planning permit but do need council approval to build forward. Told…

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Ezza78
Feb 21, 2017 9:30 pm

Hi Guys, planning to add do some extension to my existing house but need some idea pls. As you can below is the floor plan ideally I would like add a second living area…

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Chris47
Feb 21, 2017 1:36 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
20 February

Louvre/opening roof pergola

Louvre/opening roof pergola

Hi I would like to hear from anyone who has experience with a stratco sunroof or louvre house pergola. How long have you had it? Maintenance issues? I'm interested…

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Gaudi
Feb 20, 2017 9:22 pm
wallabypaul
wallabypaul
19 February

Cheap suspended ceiling for kitchen

Cheap suspended ceiling for kitchen

Hi there members, Does anyone have any advice for options for a cheap suspended/false ceiling for an old kitchen? Currently 2.75m…

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wallabypaul
Feb 19, 2017 9:02 pm

Building a house with the option to add a townhouse later?

Building a house with the option to add a townhouse later?

Yes sorry I just assumed you meant two detached houses. If the land is big enough to do two detached houses then I would do that, your return will be substantially higher…

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1960sModernistHome
Feb 19, 2017 12:28 pm
1960sModernistHome

This is the Eastern side of my house extension. I have a brick base wall & piers, and am setting up my RHS bearers and joists. I have galvanized ant capping for the piers,…

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boo creek
Feb 18, 2017 2:05 pm
karanrandhawa
karanrandhawa
18 February

melbourne airport environs overlay schedule 2

melbourne airport environs overlay schedule 2

Hi anyone got success in building a Town House on area less then 300m2 with melbourne airport environs overlay schedule 2.

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karanrandhawa
Feb 18, 2017 3:03 am

At the side of my house the retaining wall has failed. I'm wondering if it needs to be replaced. The ground near the fence is 400mm lower than the top of the concrete…

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sharonjh
Feb 17, 2017 4:37 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
17 February

Weatherboard over brick

Weatherboard over brick

I recently built a weatherboard & brick house. I did not use timber in the corners but used proprietary aluminium extrusions in the corners. These extrusions are supplied…

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Beetaloo
Feb 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Beetaloo
amckern
amckern
16 February

Retaining wall responsibility

Retaining wall responsibility

Did you curly your site on there side if the wall?

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amckern
Feb 16, 2017 4:05 pm
Joker
Joker
16 February

Pepperwood Brick on Natural Mortar

Pepperwood Brick on Natural Mortar

Ask austral for locations, then have a look at actual homes. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
Feb 16, 2017 1:28 pm
Joker
Joker
16 February

PICKING A BUILDER

PICKING A BUILDER

Picking a builder can be like buying a lottery ticket, but like buying a lottery ticket, you can increase your chances of picking a better builder, it's no certainty but…

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Joker
Feb 16, 2017 1:23 pm
Cyrus12
Cyrus12
15 February

5-9 Hanke Rd Doncaster

5-9 Hanke Rd Doncaster

Hi We bought a unit over a year ago at this address (@5-9 Hanke Rd, Doncaster 3108 ). We were told by the real estate that they construction starts in few months, but…

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Cyrus12
Feb 15, 2017 10:11 pm
Joker
Joker
15 February

Excessive site costs?

Excessive site costs?
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Province estate highton geelong, first third of the estate, all blocks had metre high retaining walls in front of blocks, this land is all sloping and these blocks sold…

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Joker
Feb 15, 2017 12:49 pm
Emerald Hills
Emerald Hills
15 February

How to get the land you want in a estate

How to get the land you want in a estate

I am sorry to hear you are having difficulty with obtaining land in your area. If you are purchasing land direct from the developer you should be notified of the day and…

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Emerald Hills
Feb 15, 2017 11:43 am
Emerald Hills
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 February

Soil Testting

Soil Testting

A lot of engineers are now (wisely) recommending soil moisture tests and monitored daily watering for 2 weeks to rehydrate the soils of KDRs to acceptable moisture levels…

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SaveH2O
Feb 15, 2017 9:14 am
SaveH2O
Joker
Joker
14 February

Fencing issue - what would you do?

Fencing issue - what would you do?

Cry poor, try that with local council rates, one way or another they must be payed, same goes morally for neighbouring fences, problem is some people will take advantage…

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Joker
Feb 14, 2017 9:13 pm
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
14 February

Kitchen designers

Kitchen designers

We did a kitchen Reno with them a few years ago. I thought they'd since been taken over by Nobby's ?

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Hillsbuilds
Feb 14, 2017 12:31 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
14 February

Neighbors Extension appears very high

Neighbors Extension appears very high

There are clauses in part 4 of the Victorian Building Regulations relating to overlooking & overshadowing neighbours windows and 'private open spaces'. These should have…

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ausdesign
Feb 14, 2017 9:34 am
ausdesign

We're renovating our kitchen, and I'm unsure as to the sink. We're looking at shaker cabinets with a contrasting island (dark gray in island and light beige around the…

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mialowe84
Feb 12, 2017 8:01 pm
Foddy77
Foddy77
12 February

Prepping external bare brick wall for tiling

Prepping external bare brick wall for tiling

Chasing some tiling wisdom, tips and tricks from the tiling community... I have an external 2x bare brick wall 3m high x 2.1m wide double brick that I need to prepare for…

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Foddy77
Feb 12, 2017 5:30 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
12 February

Building practitioner's code of conduct.

Building practitioner's code of conduct.

The Building Act, Division 2 - Codes of conduct for building practitioners states: 177 Authority may approve codes of conduct for building…

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SaveH2O
Feb 12, 2017 8:55 am
SaveH2O
bashworth
bashworth
11 February

Builder Stopped Communication -- What to do?

Builder Stopped Communication -- What to do?

Your contract should have the builders address on it, so pay that a visit. No result . . . talk to a lawyer.

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bashworth
Feb 11, 2017 8:16 am
bashworth
Althom
Althom
10 February

Problems due to metropolitan housing density

Problems due to metropolitan housing density

Councils and Planning Authorities in all states are doing stupid things. Our estate has lots of narrow roads with many blind corners and there's nowhere to park

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Althom
Feb 10, 2017 8:05 pm
Althom
building-expert
building-expert
9 February

Roof flashing material by sight

Roof flashing material by sight

To me that looks like a standard valley gutter made from zincalume steel

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building-expert
Feb 09, 2017 10:58 pm
building-expert
Dinnymar11
Dinnymar11
9 February

Internal wall paint

Internal wall paint

Has anyone used Taubmans ageless nh30. Would like to know thoughts on this wall colour. Thanks.

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Dinnymar11
Feb 09, 2017 8:45 pm
Roy Felton
Roy Felton
8 February

New house - do I need gas?

New house - do I need gas?

The best thing is to go for solar as it is more convenient compared to gas. We just need sunlight for it. There’s also the green benefit that they don’t burn gas .…

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Roy Felton
Feb 08, 2017 8:15 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
8 February

Can I change a brick veneer wall to double brick?

Can I change a brick veneer wall to double brick?

Anything is possible, but that would cost an absolute bomb, not worth considering. Most tradesmen would probably tell you it can't be done as well. Kind Regards James…

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Our Build123
Feb 08, 2017 7:40 pm
Our Build123
Mclaren77
Mclaren77
7 February

Dispute with Real Estate Agent regarding Painting

Dispute with Real Estate Agent regarding Painting

Ex Property manager here, I've seen walls like this many times, usually it's a problem with the cement walls being damp which causes the paint to blister and crack. The…

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Mclaren77
Feb 07, 2017 8:37 pm

If I constructed a small flat-roofed building that was 3m wide using cool room panels such as Bondor's XFLAM panels, could the flat roof have no pitch if it had a…

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cjh
Feb 03, 2017 11:26 pm
khantong24
khantong24
3 February

Recommend builder

Recommend builder

Hi all, we were planning to build a new house for expansion family. After shopping for past few months, it's seem the cost of rebuilding are far over our budget…

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khantong24
Feb 03, 2017 7:31 pm
khantong24
emle_25
emle_25
3 February

Attic conversion in WA - anyone here done this?

Attic conversion in WA - anyone here done this?

Hi We have just had a storage attic installed in Caversham. We used andy from A1attics he was very competitive on price and open to my ideas. We also had a whirly bird…

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emle_25
Feb 03, 2017 1:20 pm

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