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arcadelt
arcadelt
24 May 2017

need bricks

need bricks

These companies advertise that they match bricks; however, I can't imagine that such an undertaking would be perfect nor…

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arcadelt
May 24, 2017 12:01 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
23 May 2017

Paying for Quotes

Paying for Quotes

If they want the work they'll do the quote. If they are busy they may well quote high and request estimate fees. If they are that hard up for minor cash I'd be wary of…

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Saint Mike
May 23, 2017 8:04 am
Saint Mike
ThomasMaloney
ThomasMaloney
22 May 2017

Relocate Home

Relocate Home

A 3 bed house is a pretty big home to move, but I'm pretty sure it can be done. Best you find someone who has had experience doing it and get quotes from them to get a…

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ThomasMaloney
May 22, 2017 12:17 am
ThomasMaloney
qebtel
qebtel
21 May 2017

JG King complaints

JG King complaints

I feel for you. What stage are you at? Are you past Fixing. I did not negotiate a higher than standard rate for being over contact and am still paying the…

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 2:49 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May 2017

Builders ran over fence... who fixes it?

Builders ran over fence... who fixes it?

Why ask the question when you are not even sure who did the damage? Hilarious.

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 2:41 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May 2017

Gas company wanting to lift driveway.

Gas company wanting to lift driveway.

A crossover is the driveway that crosses over the footpath outside your house. You do not have a crossover on your property. Your post makes no sense.

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 2:37 pm
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
19 May 2017

who is liable for this issue

who is liable for this issue

"someone put a small pipe as in the photo, so the water won't be able to release if the rain is a bit heavy" Wow that makes sense - NOT. Let me save you some time. Suck…

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bigniqiu
May 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Joker
Joker
19 May 2017

Wood or tiles?

Wood or tiles?

Tiles better, but some now are using floating wood floors, ask wood floor specialists if guarantees are still OK with floating wood floor, if yes, it's a good indication…

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Joker
May 19, 2017 1:49 pm
barkprocom
barkprocom
19 May 2017

Display home insurance

Display home insurance

Dear Members, For all your future reference you may try at The Builders Insurance Broker.

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barkprocom
May 19, 2017 10:05 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
19 May 2017

Construction Insurance

Construction Insurance

In NSW, and I think Australia wide, it is compulsory and your builder should arrange it.

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arcadelt
May 19, 2017 8:00 am
algernon
algernon
18 May 2017

True or Magnetic North ????

True or Magnetic North ????

Every survey and plan I've ever seen references grid north (close to, if not exactly on, true north). I've never seen magnetic north used, and can't think of any reason…

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algernon
May 18, 2017 11:21 pm
Megandruss
Megandruss
16 May 2017

New house: Clean garage floors?

New house: Clean garage floors?

yes our garage floor is atrocious and covered in paint and polyurethane spilled from when they did the timber floors. I asked will it be cleaned and they said "no not…

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Megandruss
May 16, 2017 11:06 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
16 May 2017

Garage flooding after neighbour put in concrete

Garage flooding after neighbour put in concrete

Presumably your garage is zero boundary ? Agree with Joker.

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Saint Mike
May 16, 2017 3:30 pm
Saint Mike
captaincaveman
captaincaveman
16 May 2017

Clean fill needed. Sydney

Clean fill needed. Sydney

Check gumtree. I got my contacts from there

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captaincaveman
May 16, 2017 1:34 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 May 2017

Henley, Metricon, Simonds, AV Jennings, Dennis Family Homes,

Henley, Metricon, Simonds, AV Jennings, Dennis Family Homes,

If you own any home built over 10 years ago by the major builders in Victoria, it is likely you have windows with an inline reveal. You can easily replace these windows…

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ECOECO
May 14, 2017 2:55 pm
ECOECO
building-expert
building-expert
13 May 2017

Ignore independent building inspection at your peril!

Ignore independent building inspection at your peril!
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Building surveyor will be good at statutory inspections and to check building compliance however there is a lot more What about contract…

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building-expert
May 13, 2017 6:43 am
building-expert
energy4anarchy
energy4anarchy
11 May 2017

Cost Plus Contracts - I hear bad things?

Cost Plus Contracts - I hear bad things?

Great - thanks for your reply. This is how I am trying to see it... get a trust worthy builder and work hard to save money by making my own purchases. A fixed price…

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energy4anarchy
May 11, 2017 8:34 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 May 2017

Is there any problem in buying such property? (plz chk post)

Is there any problem in buying such property? (plz chk post)

1 km? lol Utter rubbish. Maybe 100m, but even thats a stretch. Ive lived next to transmission cables (about 30m away) and all the houses around mine where selling at…

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ECOECO
May 11, 2017 7:05 pm
ECOECO
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-Ela-
May 11, 2017 5:52 pm
nickcampbel
nickcampbel
11 May 2017

License/Certification for Office Cleaning Business

License/Certification for Office Cleaning Business

Hi Nick Yes, You will be required a certificate to start a business in Perth. Because I have a same business Sydney Clean Group in Sydney and I had required business…

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nickcampbel
May 11, 2017 4:37 pm
MandM+4
MandM+4
11 May 2017

Floor plan advice

Floor plan advice

Yes the ensuite needs a CSD like the WIR next to it. Then the towel rail could be moved. Building Monte Carlo 40- Wisdom homes

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MandM+4
May 11, 2017 2:09 pm
kek
kek
11 May 2017

Home storage upgrade

Home storage upgrade

Absolutely. It's what we were originally going to do, but we ran out of funds to do the robes before moving in. Alternatively, if you're using IKEA units, you can have…

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kek
May 11, 2017 6:44 am
kek
waterbaby_202
waterbaby_202
10 May 2017

WILLOW 180 STROUD HOMES

WILLOW 180 STROUD HOMES

Has anyone build a willow 180 with Stroud homes????????

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waterbaby_202
May 10, 2017 12:06 pm
binator
binator
8 May 2017

Tile Roof Replacement

Tile Roof Replacement

I have a tile roof on a cream brick veneer house of just on 13.5 squares - tiles are just over 50 years old and are de-laminating and / or cracking randomly. The pitch is…

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binator
May 08, 2017 9:24 am

This is part of the submission to council for CDC approval, might help.

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Titania71
May 07, 2017 4:28 pm
Titania71
Phoenix-ribber
Phoenix-ribber
7 May 2017

Is it always better to buy Land(only) than H&L package?

Is it always better to buy Land(only) than H&L package?

I disagree with the above post that says you don't have a choice in floor plan. We're building via a h&l and we're able to swap the default house the builder wanted on the…

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Phoenix-ribber
May 07, 2017 8:39 am
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
7 May 2017

Seaford Meadows Footings

Seaford Meadows Footings

Who are you building with? A lot of builders have crappy allowances, like $15,000. My builder allows $34,000 so I got a refund of a portion of it. Is your block sloped?…

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JayaJaya
May 07, 2017 4:55 am
JayaJaya
albertsean
albertsean
7 May 2017

New build - Repairs - touch ups - builder tips

New build - Repairs - touch ups - builder tips

Hello guys! There are many companies available on the market, you can search over internet. I would like to share one best…

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albertsean
May 07, 2017 12:10 am
albertsean
albertsean
5 May 2017

How can I remove the dark spots from new resprayed kitchen ?

How can I remove the dark spots from new resprayed kitchen ?

Can anyone tell me how can I remove the dark spots from newly resprayed kitchen? Kindly share your views.…

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albertsean
May 05, 2017 10:38 pm
spice girl
spice girl
5 May 2017

Anyone buying land or HLP in Melton South

Anyone buying land or HLP in Melton South

Hi nx437, I bought in Belle Gardens estate which is just over the bridge on Bridge Rd from Atherstone - final stage. Purchased in June 2016 waiting land to title. was…

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spice girl
May 05, 2017 1:00 pm
Miami Stainless
Miami Stainless
4 May 2017

Replace balcony railings

Replace balcony railings

Areas with a drop 1 metre and over need to have a minimum of 1 metre high balustrade. As previously mentioned you will need to consider the engineering if you are going…

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Miami Stainless
May 04, 2017 2:44 pm
Miami Stainless
oldchippy
oldchippy
4 May 2017

house siting dilemma

house siting dilemma

Recently purchased a country property with a dwelling, on 2 acres in a farming zone with one road frontage. It is amongst cattle and sheep grazing farms with another…

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oldchippy
May 04, 2017 12:35 pm
jacob.edwards97
jacob.edwards97
2 May 2017

wall issue?

wall issue?

This looks like water damage from a leaking roof, if the marks are separated by a stud that further confirms that is would be water damage, coming from the inside of the…

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jacob.edwards97
May 02, 2017 8:36 pm
Tasma05Liam08
Tasma05Liam08
2 May 2017

Extension or Build

Extension or Build

My other half and I are trying to work out wether to purchase the house we currently rent and extend or purchase a block and build?Country Vic.

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Tasma05Liam08
May 02, 2017 8:24 pm
Howyagoin
Howyagoin
2 May 2017

Plasterers - Can you put a hole on a plaster join?

Plasterers - Can you put a hole on a plaster join?

Yeah shouldn't be an issue, take care with the cut and you should be fine

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Howyagoin
May 02, 2017 7:19 pm
Toolman5
Toolman5
2 May 2017

Porter davis build out of zone

Porter davis build out of zone

Hi guys, just wondering how far out of build zone you have been able to build your house. We are looking to build past bannockburn/Geelong. Thanks

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Toolman5
May 02, 2017 12:32 pm
jett
jett
2 May 2017

Superior Building Group Experience

Superior Building Group Experience

For legal reasons I will not mention their names here. After a few months of back and forth they have sort of come to the party a fixed a few of the issues but there are…

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jett
May 02, 2017 9:50 am
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
2 May 2017

Overcapitalizing on Landscaping?

Overcapitalizing on Landscaping?

There are a lot of variables to landscaping. A lot depends on the neighbouring properties and also the market value of the property. If you were talking a $1M suburban…

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First_Timer_Ray
May 02, 2017 9:40 am
First_Timer_Ray
Nsam
Nsam
1 May 2017

Changes after CDC approval

Changes after CDC approval

Hi John, Construction plans are to follow the approved CDC drawings unless the Certifier (Council or PCA) has approved the variation. I'm not quite sure what made the…

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Nsam
May 01, 2017 7:13 pm
jdlx
jdlx
1 May 2017

Repairing render on a Hebel Block wall

Repairing render on a Hebel Block wall

Hi all I took the advice of James and contacted Fredd from Fredd's Painting on 0422 343 194 He has done a great job. I'm happy now. Cheers savey

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jdlx
May 01, 2017 6:09 pm
jdlx
JDL1973
JDL1973
29 April 2017

excessive water pooling under house

excessive water pooling under house

Thanks heaps for your reply and advice I definitely will do so.....do you know if this is a common concern with slopping blocks/ houses that have had extensions?

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JDL1973
Apr 29, 2017 11:52 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
29 April 2017

Breaks in Drainage Pipe

Breaks in Drainage Pipe

Thank you for the clear explanation of the different tests. Very useful for planned re:CCTV. Knowing what is and is not being done. And this time I'll be using a…

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Gaudi
Apr 29, 2017 4:07 am
albertsean
albertsean
28 April 2017

Anyone Resprayed Kitchen recently?

Anyone Resprayed Kitchen recently?

Hello guys! Has anyone done kitchen respray recently? Actually, I want to respray my kitchen and bathroom and want to know your…

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albertsean
Apr 28, 2017 11:13 pm
Roger123
Roger123
28 April 2017

Total Joint Finish on exterior?

Total Joint Finish on exterior?

Hi, I just found out from someone that my current builder is using Boral Total Joint Finish on the outside on the blueboard & supposedly you can't? And used Cornice cement…

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Roger123
Apr 28, 2017 8:28 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
28 April 2017

pvc pipes

pvc pipes

They may be sewerage access points. They should get cut down to ground level once that has been established. If that's what they are you'll be grateful for them if you…

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arcadelt
Apr 28, 2017 8:17 pm

PCI inspection by private inspector

PCI inspection by private inspector

Hi Vandy The PCI is generally a condition inspection, so the report provides an opinion on the condition of the home at the time of the inspection. The report at a…

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gmbuildingconsultant
Apr 28, 2017 5:16 pm
gmbuildingconsultant
arcadelt
arcadelt
26 April 2017

Misinterpretation of window

Misinterpretation of window

Things can be recorded as a contract variations after signing, but if you did not get a response and have no evidence trail showing that you didn't get what you asked for,…

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arcadelt
Apr 26, 2017 6:41 pm
BGW
BGW
26 April 2017

Capital Building

Capital Building

Hi All, Has anyone used capital Building Contractors in Balwyn Victoria? Thanks

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BGW
Apr 26, 2017 2:21 pm

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