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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 1:40 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 9:35 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 11:57 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 9:25 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 10:26 am
building-expert
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
2 September 2016

Home Reno

Home Reno

Hi Lyn, It's often a good idea to do a rough drawing of what you think you might want then check the costs using a renovation cost calculator. Check out…

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themakeovergroup
Sep 02, 2016 9:32 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 September 2016

Gas meter location

Gas meter location

Your gas supplier should have that info available on their website ( ours does ) although a lot will depend on the access/topography/setback of your house and property. Stewie

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Stewie D
Sep 01, 2016 3:15 pm
generalcuster
generalcuster
31 August 2016

SHORING UP and REPAIR ideas

SHORING UP and REPAIR ideas

this family home needs some repairs and due to the location ( China countryside, basically difficult for trucks to get to the house) resources, workers and small rural…

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generalcuster
Aug 31, 2016 3:43 pm
Lorri
Lorri
31 August 2016

HELP urgent vanity question. Resolved!

HELP urgent vanity question. Resolved!

Hi the problem was resolved, because the builder did not show us any codes or paperwork to show why we can only use their items. Maybe when it comes to the actual build…

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Lorri
Aug 31, 2016 3:38 am
Lorri

Driveway Quotes Offplan?

Driveway Quotes Offplan?

Hi Purpleal You might have to get diplomatic to get the quote. Explain to the provider that you understand the quote will need to be re-done closer to the date that the…

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Resicert Property Inspections
Aug 30, 2016 2:30 pm
Resicert Property Inspections
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 August 2016

Moving powerpoint forward for tiling

Moving powerpoint forward for tiling

You just buy longer screws , easily obtainable at most electrical outlets. Stewie

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Stewie D
Aug 30, 2016 9:24 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 August 2016

Concrete path or pavers

Concrete path or pavers

The BCA states: "3.1.2.3 Surface water drainage Surface water must be diverted away from Class 1 buildings as follows: (a) Slab-on-ground — finished ground level…

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SaveH2O
Aug 30, 2016 12:23 am
SaveH2O
STAINLESS
STAINLESS
29 August 2016

Time Lapse Camera

Time Lapse Camera

Yer, good points. Also it's not like it will be filming 24/7, it will be set up to take a single snapshot about every 4 hours or so. Maybe even every 24hrs will be…

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STAINLESS
Aug 29, 2016 10:17 am
STAINLESS
arcachon
arcachon
27 August 2016

Time frames - pre construction

Time frames - pre construction

Plans can take several weeks normally. Considering you paid initial deposit 3 months ago the timeframe is very long. Are there mitigating circumstances?

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arcachon
Aug 27, 2016 8:58 pm
Jays2007
Jays2007
27 August 2016

whats the Process for installing a electric gate?

whats the Process for installing a electric gate?

I'd enquire with the gate installer they may cover all the electrical installation.

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Jays2007
Aug 27, 2016 8:06 pm
mozda
mozda
27 August 2016

How to bend a short copper pipe - help me please

How to bend a short copper pipe - help me please

Points of enlightenment: -Those tees never come curved. -The brass bits are silver brazed -the copper is annealed. To install: -place tee over basin holes and line up…

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mozda
Aug 27, 2016 8:24 am
Howyagoin
Howyagoin
25 August 2016

Insurance

Insurance

You could look at construction works insurance

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Howyagoin
Aug 25, 2016 8:03 pm
gngcrazy
gngcrazy
24 August 2016

Mainvue and Henley Clendonvale range differences

Mainvue and Henley Clendonvale range differences

Hello All, I did have this confused state to choose between Mainvue and Henley. The promotions and inclusions in Mainvue are more inviting but as Jennny7 said there are…

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gngcrazy
Aug 24, 2016 10:11 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
24 August 2016

A decent roof tile repair?

A decent roof tile repair?

Hi Wen, Firstly the usual fixing material is silicone... poor colour selection that's for certain... and possibly just a very short-term 'fix' But I'd be more worried…

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Leonardo_23
Aug 24, 2016 1:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
23 August 2016

Unsafe concrete arch problem (Hallway)

Unsafe concrete arch problem (Hallway)

Hi Dammit Thanks for the update Only engineers can make that assessment..IMO it will cost more to remove the arch I am of the opinion it would be cheaper to save the arch …

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 23, 2016 11:20 am
StructuralBIMGuy
chrismarshall3
chrismarshall3
22 August 2016

Blinds - Lots of windows to front of house. All the same?

Blinds - Lots of windows to front of house. All the same?

Yes lots of windows, 3 x 2w in bedrooms, 1x4 in master and 1x2w in wardrobe/ensuite area. 8 in total not 9 sorry. One would be a white timber Venetian and the others…

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chrismarshall3
Aug 22, 2016 9:30 pm
jackie_saliba
jackie_saliba
21 August 2016

Extra Termite Protection necessary?

Extra Termite Protection necessary?

Hi so obviously u have a pine frame which comes treated correct??? The flashing on bottom level bricks can be purchased from homeguard & easier to use then termimesh &…

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jackie_saliba
Aug 21, 2016 8:11 pm
Howyagoin
Howyagoin
21 August 2016

Are these bricks *******?

Are these bricks *******?
1, 2, 3

Righto. There are things I could tear you apart with from your last post, but I don't need to continue this stupidity with you. Never forget you are a parasite of society.

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Howyagoin
Aug 21, 2016 3:36 pm

This afternoon looking down Piccadilly Street from Brighton Street corner.…

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Titania71
Aug 19, 2016 7:15 pm
Titania71
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 August 2016

Working Environments pty Ltd

Working Environments pty Ltd

Spammers! Business must be bad lol.

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SaveH2O
Aug 19, 2016 2:19 am
SaveH2O
aloenyx
aloenyx
17 August 2016

Where on earth do we start?????????

Where on earth do we start?????????

Definitely read everything on Bashworth's site and get the PDF books. :)

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aloenyx
Aug 17, 2016 7:53 pm
aloenyx
shanis33
shanis33
17 August 2016

Under Front door sill Gap? What to put there

Under Front door sill Gap? What to put there

Go back to the builder, they shouldn't have done handover with it like that

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shanis33
Aug 17, 2016 4:19 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
13 August 2016

Slab Questions

Slab Questions

Yes its normal

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Beazley77
Aug 13, 2016 11:46 pm
Beazley77
bank
bank
12 August 2016

how many weeks/months for settlement from this status

how many weeks/months for settlement from this status

It looks pretty close to the end of construction. I've been tracking my estate closely and the last thing to happen with each release is the grass seed goes down, then I…

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bank
Aug 12, 2016 3:11 pm
bank
gach2
gach2
12 August 2016

Struggling to build on a budget

Struggling to build on a budget

Dont really need to custom build Just need to keep it to 8x10m

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gach2
Aug 12, 2016 12:26 pm
Sambree
Sambree
11 August 2016

Just Starting

Just Starting

Will do

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Sambree
Aug 11, 2016 3:46 pm
bcurious2
bcurious2
11 August 2016

base infill - transportable house

base infill - transportable house

hi people, now just wondering is there anything wrong with using concrete sleepers as base infill with a transportable house? thank you for any info in regards to this cheers

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bcurious2
Aug 11, 2016 11:15 am
jackie_saliba
jackie_saliba
10 August 2016

R 1.0 or R 1.5 Reverse Cycle Air conditioning ducts

R 1.0 or R 1.5 Reverse Cycle Air conditioning ducts

Is this with Mac jones??? We didn't sign unless we were given permission to add another AC to our bronte build..

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jackie_saliba
Aug 10, 2016 6:57 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 August 2016

Various gaps with insulation batts

Various gaps with insulation batts

Yes. The architraves go over the edge of the window reveals and the plaster so effectively seal the inside and on the outside the window frame butts up against the bricks.…

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Stewie D
Aug 09, 2016 12:33 pm
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
8 August 2016

Lapidary Wheel

Lapidary Wheel

G'day Stewie, I am pleased you were able to see it anyway. I think I will make them with bolts so that I can adjust them. I really appreceiate all you help. Cheers Perry

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Perry the Pom
Aug 08, 2016 11:01 am
Perry the Pom
SileNceR
SileNceR
7 August 2016

Got contract from builder

Got contract from builder

Our builder had drawings and specifications seperate to the contract; then each referenced the other - from memory annotations on drawings had precedence with ours.

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SileNceR
Aug 07, 2016 10:41 pm
Chibi Moku
Chibi Moku
6 August 2016

Help with a documentary about sustainability

Help with a documentary about sustainability

So far, we have been getting a great response. Thanks!!!

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Chibi Moku
Aug 06, 2016 3:49 pm
Katechiristin123
Katechiristin123
5 August 2016

Eagle Homes

Eagle Homes

We are having patience just thinking that it is normal to take this amount of time....but three months is too much just for giving a final quotation, isnt it? We are going…

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Katechiristin123
Aug 05, 2016 6:38 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 August 2016

ground water pit

ground water pit

Are you talking about an OSD tank ? Stewie

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Stewie D
Aug 05, 2016 6:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 August 2016

Timber Balcony - Can I concrete it?

Timber Balcony - Can I concrete it?

Hi Ghux Generally engineers don't like using concrete slabs on top of timber (tho formwork is an exception and you can get an idea from how many props are required for…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 05, 2016 9:14 am
StructuralBIMGuy
SileNceR
SileNceR
4 August 2016

Roof noises - brand new build - tiled roof

Roof noises - brand new build - tiled roof

To upload an audio file you're probably best of signing up to soundcloud.com and uploading it there, then share a link here.

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SileNceR
Aug 04, 2016 11:36 pm
B STAR
B STAR
4 August 2016

can you build a 2 storey house wherever you want?

can you build a 2 storey house wherever you want?

No you do not need to get permission to build a two storey house unless there i a caveat on the land or you are building more than one dwelling on the subject land which…

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B STAR
Aug 04, 2016 12:35 pm
Kat_1025
Kat_1025
2 August 2016

Overlooking Window Regulations - VIC

Overlooking Window Regulations - VIC

We have been told by our builder that if there's no house when they get their building certificate then they have built a house that doesn't overlook anything yet so you…

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Kat_1025
Aug 02, 2016 11:31 pm
bashworth
bashworth
2 August 2016

AG Pipe connection

AG Pipe connection

This link will provide you with some more information about silt pits: http://anewhouse.com.au/2014/09/silt-pits/

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bashworth
Aug 02, 2016 5:15 pm
bashworth
karengl64
karengl64
1 August 2016

Quotation Letter of Offer-Same as Building Contract?

Quotation Letter of Offer-Same as Building Contract?

Hi, I decided to phone Company citing under "due Diligence- prior to entering a Contract" made enquiries about Builders Rego Number, if a HIA Member, Insurances etc.…

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karengl64
Aug 01, 2016 4:47 pm
Kathleen79
Kathleen79
31 July 2016

Stormwater Question - Changing Legal Point of Discharge

Stormwater Question - Changing Legal Point of Discharge

Thanks all - we've come to the same conclusion. Would still be interesting to hear from anyone who's done it though. Cheers, - K

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Kathleen79
Jul 31, 2016 1:26 pm
Kathleen79
Joker
Joker
29 July 2016

Cost of wall unit - joinery

Cost of wall unit - joinery

Custom will fit your wall exactly , , and choice of colour is endless, 6metre wall would be $7500-10, 000, depending on material. Should ask in kitchen part of forum.

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Joker
Jul 29, 2016 9:35 pm
renoauction
renoauction
29 July 2016

Gutter Guard Bird Proofing

Gutter Guard Bird Proofing

Yeah plenty of gutter guard companies out there. Look around for quotes. Even available at bunnings.

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renoauction
Jul 29, 2016 1:40 pm
renoauction
renoauction
29 July 2016

Dog door ideas

Dog door ideas

Any ideas to help with a cat flap? It came with the aluminium security door when we bought the place. Unfortunately it does not have any clips to shut it so the lil…

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renoauction
Jul 29, 2016 1:34 pm


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