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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
Renoman10
Renoman10
21 October 2016

Damp issues blocking a chimney in Australia

Damp issues blocking a chimney in Australia

Thanks for your interest Harpies. I am looking to block off the chimney for both draft and noise actually as we live on a main road. That is a good idea to seal the whole…

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Renoman10
Oct 21, 2016 12:31 pm
MrsRose
MrsRose
19 October 2016

Council Approvals Advice.. need expert help plsssss!!

Council Approvals Advice.. need expert help plsssss!!

Depends on the Council. Our local Council has approved stuff that people couldn't get approved via DA as it didn't meet the LEP or DCP guidelines, but yes, it did need to…

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MrsRose
Oct 19, 2016 5:47 pm
MrsRose
nomnomnom
nomnomnom
19 October 2016

5 degree pitch roof

5 degree pitch roof

Agreed, most councils in NSW have the ability to overrule such a covenant. Make sure you get a blanket under the roof though - Will be very loud when it rains, unless…

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nomnomnom
Oct 19, 2016 8:24 am
nomnomnom
bashworth
bashworth
18 October 2016

Rain water tank vs Soak well Comparrison

Rain water tank vs Soak well Comparrison

The trouble with dealing with heavy rain is that the big storm can be just after some rain which filled your tank up. Thanks for the kind remark about the guide.

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bashworth
Oct 18, 2016 4:52 pm
bashworth
red15
red15
18 October 2016

observing the building of 4 mansions on same block

observing the building of 4 mansions on same block

When you say you sneak into the construction sites, do you mean you are actually entering someone's property without permission? I 'sneak' into my OWN house (because…

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red15
Oct 18, 2016 4:10 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
17 October 2016

Colorbond roof loud banging in wind advice needed

Colorbond roof loud banging in wind advice needed

Hi, I had a similar issue with a Colorbond verandah that I actually built (so I only had myself to blame). The issue was the flashing at one end was lifting up at one end…

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Adam.M
Oct 17, 2016 11:28 am
Joynz
Joynz
16 October 2016

Replacing Weep Holes with Brick Vents

Replacing Weep Holes with Brick Vents

No, you can't replace weep holes with vents. They are for different purposes. Weep holes have flashing that ensures that condensation on the inside of the bricks…

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Joynz
Oct 16, 2016 10:39 pm
theshack
theshack
16 October 2016

Recycled water in lieu of Solar Hot Water system

Recycled water in lieu of Solar Hot Water system

To get your 6 star rating (in Victoria) you need Solar HWS or a rainwater tank connected to all toilets. Where recycled water is available you can substitute the…

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theshack
Oct 16, 2016 9:10 pm

Can anyone give me an idea of the best way to go about rendering my garage? I want to start off with just one wall (seen in photo below). It's 7.2m long and about 2.4m…

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MisterMister
Oct 16, 2016 6:15 pm
beachesdream
beachesdream
16 October 2016

Ecobuild building solutions

Ecobuild building solutions

Has anyone built with ecobuild building products? It's a lite ware material would like some feedback on how it is?

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beachesdream
Oct 16, 2016 5:11 pm
nrh157
nrh157
16 October 2016

Covering Alfresco Area - Door / Something else?

Covering Alfresco Area - Door / Something else?

Hi, Was at a restaurant last weekend & they had these on their walls surrounding the dining…

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nrh157
Oct 16, 2016 3:43 pm
nrh157
FHB2016
FHB2016
16 October 2016

Anyone build with construct homes?

Anyone build with construct homes?

Hi How is the work progressing with construct homes?

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FHB2016
Oct 16, 2016 11:29 am
Flowersinthegarden
Flowersinthegarden
14 October 2016

anyone used air roofing

anyone used air roofing

Hi, Im just wondering has anyone used Air roofing company Perth Wa for colorbond install on a new build home ?

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Flowersinthegarden
Oct 14, 2016 12:04 pm
LochietheChippy
LochietheChippy
12 October 2016

Alfresco step down heights

Alfresco step down heights

50mm is fine are you getting Facebrick or render

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LochietheChippy
Oct 12, 2016 8:21 pm
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
12 October 2016

Need some advice - Brick wall to the boundary

Need some advice - Brick wall to the boundary

Hello. If I was you, you should be getting in touch with THEIR building surveyor. They should have issued you with a protection works notice if building near the boundary.

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Christoshizz
Oct 12, 2016 5:35 pm
Christoshizz
callmeal
callmeal
12 October 2016

Is it possible to move a granny flat?

Is it possible to move a granny flat?

We build a lovely granny flat in our back yard. Now we are looking to knock down and rebuild the main house, and the granny flat might be in the way. Does anybody know if…

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callmeal
Oct 12, 2016 9:31 am
Lodzau
Lodzau
12 October 2016

HOUSE AND LAND SUGGESTION

HOUSE AND LAND SUGGESTION

I agree with Rocchet on some things. Would you rather a bigger house on a smaller block or vice versa. And the cost for me is a big thing. Can you afford repayments if…

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Lodzau
Oct 12, 2016 9:16 am
Aba121012
Aba121012
12 October 2016

Advice on Double Story vs Single Story?

Advice on Double Story vs Single Story?

Site costs included, but no driveway or blinds.

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Aba121012
Oct 12, 2016 7:04 am
Aba121012
Rocchet
Rocchet
11 October 2016

Blue or Charcoal mosaic POOL waterline tiles?? PLEASE HELP!

Blue or Charcoal mosaic POOL waterline tiles?? PLEASE HELP!

I personally.prefer the charcoal. I like the blended colours in it....but both would look great.

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Rocchet
Oct 11, 2016 11:49 pm
swiftsport
swiftsport
11 October 2016

Oracle Homes - Bush Variation additional cost

Oracle Homes - Bush Variation additional cost

Shelley this would pretty much rule out all your windows as these days most of windows will be above 400mm. This however leaves all your doors, front , rear, alfresco and…

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swiftsport
Oct 11, 2016 8:58 pm
Mec06
Mec06
11 October 2016

Timber stacker issue..

Timber stacker issue..

Hi all, We had our tender appointment today, which was all smooth except for an issue we've now discovered with our stacker doors... We had chosen timber stacker after…

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Mec06
Oct 11, 2016 6:27 pm
Mec06
Rochelle-1212
Rochelle-1212
10 October 2016

Montgomery Homes Feedback and Opinions

Montgomery Homes Feedback and Opinions

Hi, We will be neighbours then! We brought later then everyone else as well. Everything has gone through really quickly for us too! We firstly choose Avalon 211 and made…

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Rochelle-1212
Oct 10, 2016 10:19 pm
radiuz
radiuz
9 October 2016

Extend passage for privacy

Extend passage for privacy

Babies are only small for a very small period of time and usually the more noise they get used to the better they will sleep. If you can swap your baby into bedroom 2 and…

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radiuz
Oct 09, 2016 4:24 pm
Henrytheoct
Henrytheoct
8 October 2016

Wall mount entertainment unit

Wall mount entertainment unit

Hello and thank you for your time, I'm new to this site and found this through google search hoping some of you knowledgeable people may be able to help. I have an IKEA…

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Henrytheoct
Oct 08, 2016 9:15 pm
Lexh
Lexh
8 October 2016

House and land package - trend connection - Cobbitty

House and land package - trend connection - Cobbitty

Hi, we are about to put a holding deposit on a house and land package with Trend Connection and just want to hear from people who built with them and their experiences…

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Lexh
Oct 08, 2016 9:11 pm
Lexh
ItalianGal
ItalianGal
8 October 2016

Front ENTRY door - Which design looks the best- 1, 2 or 3 ?

Front ENTRY door - Which design looks the best- 1, 2 or 3 ?

I just ordered door 1 - with tough translucent glass :)) with 2 glass side panels on both sides

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ItalianGal
Oct 08, 2016 8:59 am
ItalianGal
mb21
mb21
8 October 2016

Joist in the way!!!

Joist in the way!!!

Can you not have a base and use the tiled area with a smart time waste then screen around? We did it like that with a square waste in the centre of the main bathroom and…

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mb21
Oct 08, 2016 8:28 am
Ladybugs2
Ladybugs2
7 October 2016

Ashford, Huxley question

Ashford, Huxley question

Thank so much for your replies, We got our solicitor onto it and she did a lot of research and checks on the company, turns out they are not a company and not ran by the…

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Ladybugs2
Oct 07, 2016 7:19 pm
Ladybugs2
ZoePerth
ZoePerth
7 October 2016

Help! What colour render?

Help! What colour render?

If we were having a light coloured roof like surfmist I'd prefer similar light soft colours for the render, like washed out sun bleached kind of shades of cream and creamy greys.

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ZoePerth
Oct 07, 2016 11:17 am
Narrewarren01
Narrewarren01
6 October 2016

Water Leak During construction of new home

Water Leak During construction of new home

Jokers are you recommending a unregistered person with no legal qualifications to advise on water leaks?

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Narrewarren01
Oct 06, 2016 6:50 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
6 October 2016

Sharp and Howell

Sharp and Howell

What do you expect from a consultant that is employed by the builder to say..,.? Your own independent structural engineer with now need to check the wall components in…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 06, 2016 9:10 am
StructuralBIMGuy

I'm not sure if the ones we get in Vic are made in SA but I am looking at using Biscotti too. Austral gave me a list and I could drive around and look at finished houses.

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cant decide
Oct 06, 2016 8:56 am
AGJC08
AGJC08
5 October 2016

Liveable Shed

Liveable Shed

Hi, Has anyone gone down the path of building a Liveable Shed/House Shed? Would love to hear from you! Thanks

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AGJC08
Oct 05, 2016 3:22 pm
IslaWright
IslaWright
3 October 2016

Tarracotta roof tiles

Tarracotta roof tiles

Hi, we have recently redone our roof using terracotta tiles and could't be more happy. You just have to keep in mind that you need to have them properly installed. We got…

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IslaWright
Oct 03, 2016 6:38 pm
IslaWright
loujer
loujer
3 October 2016

Shower water has changed from hot to warm

Shower water has changed from hot to warm

After changing washers on leaking shower taps, the hot water tap distributes lukewarm water now. The other room's shower and all the wash hand basins in the house have…

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loujer
Oct 03, 2016 2:42 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 October 2016

Need Advice on possibilities and problems of renovations.

Need Advice on possibilities and problems of renovations.

As per what SBG says above, a structural engineer would be the best person to take a look at this place. Before you get them to do an inspection I'd see about getting as…

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Stewie D
Oct 03, 2016 8:30 am
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Kristy1234
Sep 28, 2016 11:18 pm
tinvan
tinvan
28 September 2016

Council's requirements to construct an access road NSW

Council's requirements to construct an access road NSW

We purchased a block of land that is a one of four identical lot. To get to our lot, there is an unsealed road from the main road which passes by 3 other lots. None of the…

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tinvan
Sep 28, 2016 7:31 pm


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