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Kirst10
Kirst10
9 March 2016

Has anyone built using Bowral Brahman Granite bricks?

Has anyone built using Bowral Brahman Granite bricks?

Hi Jaghome, did you end up going with the Brahman granite brick? We are also looking at this brick and hoping it doesn't look too dark with the other colours we are…

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Kirst10
Mar 09, 2016 7:24 am
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
8 March 2016

Statutory easements

Statutory easements

You are right Stewie D. Everything I got was not really related to the lot. I called Brisbane City Council and it turned out that hey have the exact data that I need. The…

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gaweleczek
Mar 08, 2016 10:30 pm
Brown2008
Brown2008
8 March 2016

HOMEGROUP WA SOUTHPORT Meadow Springs

HOMEGROUP WA SOUTHPORT Meadow Springs

Well it looks like we might be at long last on our way. Journey so far. Saw the land Sept 2015, Offer accepted. Owner of the land Nov 2015 Re Financed on our own house at…

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Brown2008
Mar 08, 2016 4:03 pm
Brown2008
foh
foh
7 March 2016

Rock Retainer Flaking

Rock Retainer Flaking

IN the pic, there's a slab of rock that has a large crack, where it's cracked away from the rest of the block. I could pull that part off easily. I guess I worried that…

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foh
Mar 07, 2016 6:53 pm
Barnacles279
Barnacles279
7 March 2016

Purchasing a new build...final walk through. ?

Purchasing a new build...final walk through. ?

first, check your contract.. i dont think you can withhold payment, even with your list of defects, the most you can do is to pay the settlement amount by due date, take…

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Barnacles279
Mar 07, 2016 6:42 pm
Barnacles279
Barnacles279
Barnacles279
7 March 2016

Cost of building a deck 6m2 and what do I need to buy?

Cost of building a deck 6m2 and what do I need to buy?

u can watch a couple of better homes and gardens episodes to get an idea of what is needed, they build decks all the time in that show!!

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Barnacles279
Mar 07, 2016 6:34 pm
Barnacles279
Barnacles279
Barnacles279
7 March 2016

Bushfire risk assessment report

Bushfire risk assessment report

unless you are aiming to get a reduction of Bal rating e.g. BAL 12.5 to BAL LOW, or BAL 19 to BAL 12.5, there's really no need to pay for a bush fire report.

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Barnacles279
Mar 07, 2016 6:20 pm
Barnacles279
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 March 2016

Extend height of retaining walls

Extend height of retaining walls

A photo of the type you are talking about would help. Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 06, 2016 1:33 pm
ourfirstbuild_83
ourfirstbuild_83
5 March 2016

LED downlights

LED downlights

Check with Beacon at what price they can do for you? I work at Beacon and if you are doing a whole house lot then they should be able to put them under a trade…

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ourfirstbuild_83
Mar 05, 2016 9:19 pm
ourfirstbuild_83
Liliana
Liliana
5 March 2016

Builders logo

Builders logo

I have answered your questionnaire but I'm afraid I probably have not been very helpful. Once you get in involved in the residential building industry the first thing you…

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Liliana
Mar 05, 2016 7:50 am
zc12345
zc12345
4 March 2016

easement Vs building envelope help

easement Vs building envelope help

mitchiib, did you end up getting the info about the depth of your sewage pipe? and find out the zone of influence to the depth of the sewage pipe?

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zc12345
Mar 04, 2016 12:16 pm
Joynz
Joynz
3 March 2016

New Build - Floor plan advice!

New Build - Floor plan advice!

Think about where your furniture will go in the living area?

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Joynz
Mar 03, 2016 10:39 pm
carmen840
carmen840
3 March 2016

Avoid Building with Hallmark Homes!!!

Avoid Building with Hallmark Homes!!!

I think we just made the stupid mistake of trusting this person at her word when she said she would sort it out. She had been so eager to do anything and everything for us…

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carmen840
Mar 03, 2016 9:19 am
qebtel
qebtel
2 March 2016

Plantation retreat nouveau q2 price

Plantation retreat nouveau q2 price

No Ididnt. But I bought a nice drill at Bunnings. Would you like some pics?

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qebtel
Mar 02, 2016 1:17 pm
abdm14
abdm14
1 March 2016

Durascape

Durascape

Has anyone built a second level with Durascape external finish and have photos of what this looks like? Just curious to see if it has a rendered look once done.

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abdm14
Mar 01, 2016 4:04 pm
tightseal
tightseal
29 February 2016

Waterproofing balcony question

Waterproofing balcony question

 The waterproofing membrane should be selected very carefully.  The membrane opted for must have the features requisite for the specific waterproofing work. If you have…

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tightseal
Feb 29, 2016 6:13 pm
tightseal
ausdesign
ausdesign
29 February 2016

House relocation

House relocation

Relocated dwellings need to be upgraded to current regs i.e. thermal requirements

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ausdesign
Feb 29, 2016 2:52 pm
ausdesign
qebtel
qebtel
29 February 2016

Fence dispute

Fence dispute

Bad advice. Never do this, because you open yourself up to an adverse possession claim. ALWAYS build right on the boundary to protect title to your area.

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qebtel
Feb 29, 2016 1:18 pm
kasra nedlands
kasra nedlands
28 February 2016

Inward opening bifold pantry doors - problem

Inward opening bifold pantry doors - problem

It was a really hard decision to go with euro kitchen. - one that I might regret. To be honest I found no savings to be had and yes you need to triple check measurements…

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kasra nedlands
Feb 28, 2016 8:42 pm
kasra nedlands
murcod
murcod
28 February 2016

Chemical underpinning and soil stabilization

Chemical underpinning and soil stabilization
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I did not read all, but both resin injection and concrete underpinning have both advantages and disadvantages. The main benefits of concrete underpinning method are that…

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murcod
Feb 28, 2016 1:47 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
28 February 2016

Tile question

Tile question

Well - that's your opinion - I've seen colours offset which look very nice. Might be just a slightly different shade. If the "fake" grout is done well - and I'd need to…

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Saint Mike
Feb 28, 2016 9:49 am
Saint Mike
building-expert
building-expert
27 February 2016

Ceiling question

Ceiling question

I have inspected thousands of homes for pre purchase condition reports. Some of those were steel framed houses. Steel framing is galvanised and not once has there been a…

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building-expert
Feb 27, 2016 1:20 pm
building-expert
Jin
Jin
26 February 2016

Tree stump problem

Tree stump problem

We understood that it is difficult to argue after settlement but thought we will try anyhow. If we are lucky we will have it paid, that's great. Otherwise, we just have to…

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Jin
Feb 26, 2016 8:55 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
26 February 2016

Makita Or Milwaukee combo kit

Makita Or Milwaukee combo kit

All my work tools are slowly being converted over to Milwaukee. They are fantastic quality and I know the train of thought is that if you're not a tradie just buy…

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Huggy_B
Feb 26, 2016 7:09 pm
Huggy_B
1st-timers
1st-timers
26 February 2016

An Anxious Wait Today

An Anxious Wait Today

Wow. Council have done a complete turn-around and approved our relaxation. Our builder was shocked when the paperwork arrived today as last Friday she received an email…

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1st-timers
Feb 26, 2016 5:58 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
26 February 2016

Can We Ask Our Neighbour For A Share of Our Drop Edge Beam?

Can We Ask Our Neighbour For A Share of Our Drop Edge Beam?

Wow. Council have done a complete turn-around and approved our relaxation. Our builder was shocked when the paperwork arrived today as last Friday she received an email…

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1st-timers
Feb 26, 2016 5:56 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
26 February 2016

400mm wide shed

400mm wide shed

400mm would be fairly pointless to use as a shed IMO. I have a 700mm under eave one and its a struggle to fit anything decent sized in it.

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Huggy_B
Feb 26, 2016 5:31 pm
Huggy_B
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
26 February 2016

Sticking steel angle to concrete

Sticking steel angle to concrete

Just dont go standard liquid nails. Must be polyurethane of water based depending on my 2 recommendations

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rebuilder86
Feb 26, 2016 4:37 pm
BrandonZoe
BrandonZoe
26 February 2016

Insulate wall or pipes to reduce noise?

Insulate wall or pipes to reduce noise?

I have insulated the upstairs toilet, vanity plumbing with the foam stuff that concreters use for thier joins as well as normal batt insulation in between floor. It comes…

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BrandonZoe
Feb 26, 2016 2:40 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
26 February 2016

Solar Hot Water systems Rheem vs Rinnai

Solar Hot Water systems Rheem vs Rinnai

Solar hot water is an absolute no-brainer. It is the cheapest and most reliable form of energy storage you will ever find, with a very fast return on investment. Much…

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1960sModernistHome
Feb 26, 2016 10:37 am
1960sModernistHome
Ranndy_Stone
Ranndy_Stone
26 February 2016

Gas barbeques need gas. Where do you get the cheapest?

Gas barbeques need gas. Where do you get the cheapest?

Building or renovating a gas fueled BBQ? Wanting to get more gas for that BBQ you already have? Easy! Head straight to this site: http://www.gasbottlerefills.com/ Now…

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Ranndy_Stone
Feb 26, 2016 5:36 am
Ranndy_Stone
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 February 2016

Elevated Deck Post Quantity

Elevated Deck Post Quantity

Yes that is correct Maybe he hasn't so I will get on with it - confirmation of that is all I am really after. I suggest you have a real look at the 3D iso in…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 25, 2016 9:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Joker
Feb 24, 2016 12:03 pm
teigs1
teigs1
23 February 2016

Bath mixer on wall away from bath spout ??

Bath mixer on wall away from bath spout ??
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Thats a great idea also mark! Yes i like the idea of it being out of the way

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teigs1
Feb 23, 2016 8:30 pm
Gem_Scientician
Gem_Scientician
23 February 2016

Anyone want to share their fav pinterest boards?

Anyone want to share their fav pinterest boards?

Hello, I am new to the forum. We are in the early planning stages of a knock down and rebuild. While looking for a suitable property I am trying to start some pinterest…

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Gem_Scientician
Feb 23, 2016 4:06 pm
Gem_Scientician
Joker
Joker
23 February 2016

cavity wall insulation

cavity wall insulation
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Boy am I glad I personally cleaned all crap from cavitys before they were closed in, , as I've seen many just close in walls with all sort of rubbish just left in.

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Joker
Feb 23, 2016 12:15 pm
Drew01
Drew01
23 February 2016

Electricity and gas Bills when property is not used

Electricity and gas Bills when property is not used

We had the gas issue with agl here in Victoria... I engaged the ombudsman, and the bill magically disappeared...

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Drew01
Feb 23, 2016 7:53 am
Drew01
Joynz
Joynz
22 February 2016

Where to put the Solar Hot Water System

Where to put the Solar Hot Water System

Is it just the panels or is the tank roof- mounted too? Also, do you have an alternative, non shaded, north facing roof space that the system could be moved to?

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Joynz
Feb 22, 2016 10:47 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 February 2016

What Does It Cost To Renovate A House?

What Does It Cost To Renovate A House?

You could put a loft in for 20-40K... if you put part provisions in while you were building,ie Footing, Load bearing walls a few beams and renovated the loft down the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 22, 2016 8:29 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
sudu
sudu
21 February 2016

Building Inspector Recommemdation

Building Inspector Recommemdation

Thanks S*IBIMGuy. I am from Sydney. Can anyone recommend building stage consultant or engineer?

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sudu
Feb 21, 2016 10:15 am
pateltushar782
pateltushar782
21 February 2016

Occupation Health & Safety in Constructions-Safe Work Method

Occupation Health & Safety in Constructions-Safe Work Method

Hello Everyone, I am currently doing a research on How effective Safe Work Method Statements are on construction projects within Australia. Would appreciate valuable…

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pateltushar782
Feb 21, 2016 7:19 am
Joynz
Joynz
20 February 2016

Carpet woes... advice?

Carpet woes... advice?

Yep, insurance. They can organise proper drying and water extraction.

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Joynz
Feb 20, 2016 2:39 pm
dexysma
dexysma
18 February 2016

How Long Has Your Process Taken?

How Long Has Your Process Taken?

sigh....we walked into the display home about a march last year...put a deposit down a couple of weeks later. Took until sept for plans to be sent to council who then took…

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dexysma
Feb 18, 2016 3:36 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
18 February 2016

Acclimatising timber

Acclimatising timber

Thanks for your reply. Hell no I'm not laying it myself. I'm just wondering because our blackbutt floor is currently sitting in a stack in the corner of our new build. I…

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Leksie5000
Feb 18, 2016 4:55 am
JB1
JB1
18 February 2016

Needs tips on DIY timber flooring

Needs tips on DIY timber flooring

You screw the ply onto the concrete slab. Faster and cheaper than glueing the ply, plus you also get a moisture barrier.

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JB1
Feb 17, 2016 11:07 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
17 February 2016

Open wood fireplace

Open wood fireplace

They're pretty energy inefficient and not great for the environment even if they have a nice atmosphere

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Beazley77
Feb 17, 2016 3:02 pm
Beazley77
Brandon2013
Brandon2013
17 February 2016

Loud Solar Pump - Rheem Solar Boosted Gas Hot Water

Loud Solar Pump - Rheem Solar Boosted Gas Hot Water

Hi mate, do you still hear the noise? I built with Simmonds only a few years ago and with respect to the solar hot water service unit, also Rheem, I have not had any…

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Brandon2013
Feb 17, 2016 1:53 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
17 February 2016

Garage Conversion

Garage Conversion

You could probably get a flashing bent up from a roofing company and silicone and pop rivet it the the window and steel beam. Do you have a photos you can share? Might be…

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Our Build123
Feb 17, 2016 5:01 am
Our Build123
Benduro
Benduro
16 February 2016

45+ visible nail holes in new Polished Concrete slab

45+ visible nail holes in new Polished Concrete slab
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1 Brush the holes with a stiff wire brush to remove any loose pieces of concrete. Sometimes loose chips remain unseen until you brush over them. This helps to ensure you…

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Benduro
Feb 16, 2016 8:42 pm
mjklimec
mjklimec
16 February 2016

best use of squares on a sloping block

best use of squares on a sloping block

Thanks Stewie. Yep that all sounds about right. Our awesome builder tried very hard to suggest changes that would reduce the price and we did get it down to a point but…

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mjklimec
Feb 16, 2016 8:44 am


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