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arcachon
arcachon
19 December 2016

How flexible are the major home companies on materials?

How flexible are the major home companies on materials?

Doesn't necessarily have to be a boutique builder. You could take that design to many builders and ask if they have something similar that can be modified to suit. …

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arcachon
Dec 19, 2016 9:31 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
18 December 2016

Solar power rental

Solar power rental

Is it a "rent to own" offer? Or just plain rental? A 5kW system would cost about $5000 (roughly). So $155 per month, if you used your own money, would pay it off in 33…

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1960sModernistHome
Dec 18, 2016 12:00 pm
1960sModernistHome
occxlr8ed
occxlr8ed
16 December 2016

Bathroom renovation + Addition: Preston Victoria

Bathroom renovation + Addition: Preston Victoria

I am looking to refresh a current main/ensuite bathroom, and also transform a current laundry into a second bathroom, and create a euro laundry or concealed laundry within…

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occxlr8ed
Dec 16, 2016 3:45 pm
mgilla
mgilla
12 December 2016

Issues with nail pops

Issues with nail pops

It depends on the ability of the person doing the repair. A competent painter should be able to blend in the patch without it being evident.

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mgilla
Dec 12, 2016 6:43 pm
Joker
Joker
12 December 2016

House splitting in half slowly HELP!!

House splitting in half slowly HELP!!

Any updates on your situation , hopefully some good news.

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Joker
Dec 12, 2016 1:19 pm
Harpies
Harpies
11 December 2016

Verandah Roof Upward Slope

Verandah Roof Upward Slope

The other thing about valley gutters (which is what you would have) is that if there is a hail storm and the valley fills with ice, the rain that comes after will flood…

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Harpies
Dec 11, 2016 4:22 pm
Allrisk
Allrisk
8 December 2016

Online Owner Builders Course

Online Owner Builders Course

Hi, this site lists quite a few options for owner-builder training courses : http://owner-builder.com.au/

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Allrisk
Dec 08, 2016 7:26 pm
Allrisk
oldchippy
oldchippy
7 December 2016

How to establish post heights with a laser level.

How to establish post heights with a laser level.

Every post or stump must have 100-150mm of concrete under it. In your situation where you have a number of posts and you want the tops to all be level and you want to do…

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oldchippy
Dec 07, 2016 6:09 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
6 December 2016

Raised ceiling throughout or raked ceiling in open plan area

Raised ceiling throughout or raked ceiling in open plan area

We compromised and instead of having fully raked for the whole area, we have had drawings done for part raked (the alfresco and dining along the West side), then the rest…

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First_Timer_Ray
Dec 06, 2016 3:56 pm
First_Timer_Ray
COLORBOND(R) steel
COLORBOND(R) steel
6 December 2016

boundary fence question

boundary fence question

It does sound expensive. We would suggest contacting either LYSAGHT or Dunn & Farrugia for comparative quotes Regards, Peter (COLORBOND® steel)

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COLORBOND(R) steel
Dec 06, 2016 2:20 pm
COLORBOND(R) steel
building-expert
building-expert
4 December 2016

Even simple dilapidation inspection can turn into drama!

Even simple dilapidation inspection can turn into drama!

This week I was engaged for dilapidation inspection and report on a older dwelling that was next to major domestic development. Owners wisely decided that the condition of…

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building-expert
Dec 04, 2016 8:03 am
building-expert
tr35ka
tr35ka
4 December 2016

Loan advice

Loan advice

Hi! Our deposits paid counted towards our deposit. With ours we had to have 10% of the total loan amount. We were lucky that our valuation came in higher than purchase…

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tr35ka
Dec 04, 2016 8:01 am
Stovey
Stovey
4 December 2016

Painting pine wood fascias and bargeboards

Painting pine wood fascias and bargeboards

Am building a skillion roofed pine timber frame and hardie clad house on stumps in Augusta WA ...was wanting to know if the blue primed pine barge and fascia boards ( H3…

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Stovey
Dec 04, 2016 1:06 am
SteveHow
SteveHow
3 December 2016

Carport construction help (Getting Started)

Carport construction help (Getting Started)

Sorry for the late reply. I got side tracked with another important task. Thanks everyone for responding and helpful advice. Just in the way of an update.......I…

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SteveHow
Dec 03, 2016 5:02 pm
pool100
pool100
3 December 2016

Rumpus or Alfresco

Rumpus or Alfresco

Thanks all for your opinion. Think I will go with the rumpus.

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pool100
Dec 03, 2016 5:00 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
2 December 2016

renovate or demolish and build

renovate or demolish and build

If you go for a small single level style home, a project home company might be between 200-300k and for something custom maybe 400k. Factor in planning and approvals and…

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Our Build123
Dec 02, 2016 8:05 am
Our Build123
MattnSha
MattnSha
1 December 2016

Help!! Needed. Granny flat build going on 18months now...

Help!! Needed. Granny flat build going on 18months now...

Hi everyone, Site newbies here looking for some information and help. My name is Matt and my wife is Shadhna. Just a little back ground information ... For the past…

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MattnSha
Dec 01, 2016 10:44 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
1 December 2016

How to tell registered builder

How to tell registered builder

Same in NSW, you can perform a licence check on Fair trading website. Kind Regards James Mason www.renovationjunkies.com.au

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Our Build123
Dec 01, 2016 9:16 pm
Our Build123
ausdesign
ausdesign
1 December 2016

Choosing the right block of land

Choosing the right block of land

After you've had a look at Marks page have a look through our 'Australian Dream' series of articles. There may be some info that is relevant.

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ausdesign
Dec 01, 2016 9:03 pm
ausdesign
incurl
incurl
1 December 2016

How much money did you get back from your Tender quote?

How much money did you get back from your Tender quote?

Hi guys, first time building, just going through finalizing the tender with a builder we want to go with. However since its on a sloping block plus no gas available, there…

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incurl
Dec 01, 2016 1:35 pm
building-expert
building-expert
30 November 2016

Advice and opinions please

Advice and opinions please

The short answer is that builder is not allowed to vary works for his convenience without your consent. Builder cannot charge extra for his mistakes and cannot get…

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building-expert
Nov 30, 2016 9:25 am
building-expert
1200
1200
29 November 2016

building insurance NRMA is the best?

building insurance NRMA is the best?

NRMA just changed thier policy. sounds good EXCLUSIONS FOR ALL COVER (PAGE 53) We have made a change to the ‘Exclusions for all cover’ wording on page 53 of the…

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1200
Nov 29, 2016 9:23 pm
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limefroggy
Nov 29, 2016 10:15 am
limefroggy
Joker
Joker
28 November 2016

When is variation not a variation?

When is variation not a variation?

Brilliant example of why home owners need someone on their side who knows your rights better than builder and owner, but boy is choosing the right person important and I…

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Joker
Nov 28, 2016 1:01 pm
eddie _d
eddie _d
28 November 2016

Looking for Tradies to finish.

Looking for Tradies to finish.

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. Can anyone tell me if Carlisle will finish their job on time. Also can anyone recommend me a concreter, who can provide with exposed…

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eddie _d
Nov 28, 2016 10:08 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
28 November 2016

Floor plan ,best solution

Floor plan ,best solution
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If your living area faces south then it might get ambient light but it won't get sunlight. There's s good book from the govt about solar orientation but I forget what…

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Beazley77
Nov 28, 2016 2:03 am
Beazley77
snowing
snowing
27 November 2016

Dividing Fence Legal Question

Dividing Fence Legal Question

As far as I know, he should have given you 3 quotes in the first place and consult you regarding the fence. If the fence is included in his plan for submission to council…

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snowing
Nov 27, 2016 11:37 pm
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
27 November 2016

Vertical versus horizontal cladding

Vertical versus horizontal cladding

Hi, I have Vertical cladding as Standard and it would cost me additional $2000 to change to horizontal cladding. I prefere the look of horizontal cladding but I'm…

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gaweleczek
Nov 27, 2016 10:27 am
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
26 November 2016

Generator

Generator

G'day, I managed to contact an Electrician. He was very helpful he told me about the different types of Generators. He explained about the Inverter ones. He recommended…

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Perry the Pom
Nov 26, 2016 5:07 pm
Perry the Pom
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
24 November 2016

Gas bill during constructions

Gas bill during constructions

I once got a gas meter bill that was not right. It turned out to be for the house next door when there was a change of tenants. I ended up having too pay their bill (or…

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Beetaloo
Nov 24, 2016 8:37 am
Beetaloo
tony button
tony button
22 November 2016

Render on cement sheet

Render on cement sheet

Hi, I live in Sydney and I'm looking at properties in Hobart, Tasmania in the $500-600k range. Many of the new properties are rendered cement sheet construction with…

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tony button
Nov 22, 2016 8:01 pm
Lee54
Lee54
22 November 2016

Snakes

Snakes

Thanks! I certainly do intend to meet the neighbours before starting the build and will probably have a long list of questions. Will have to bring cake or something to…

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Lee54
Nov 22, 2016 2:25 pm
Aimz086
Aimz086
21 November 2016

House on boundary

House on boundary

Quite an annoying situation you've got there. Honestly I would just put up a fence anyway. It may stop them from throwing the ball against the wall and act as a barrier.…

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Aimz086
Nov 21, 2016 1:22 pm
Tal
Tal
21 November 2016

Custom build, finding a builder in Sydney

Custom build, finding a builder in Sydney

Hi all, Any thoughts or recommendations on finding a builder for a knockdown rebuild custom designed house in Sydney? We have plans, so just looking at the building side…

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Tal
Nov 21, 2016 7:40 am
Penthus
Penthus
20 November 2016

Lowering entry way into house - which tradie?

Lowering entry way into house - which tradie?

Hey guys, I have been doing a few improvements to my house the past couple of months and have finally got to the job I have no idea how to approach. The front of my house…

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Penthus
Nov 20, 2016 3:41 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
19 November 2016

Lining and insulating a shed

Lining and insulating a shed

May you please share your photos? :) We're looking at doing the same thing

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cat_dunc
Nov 19, 2016 7:43 pm
cat_dunc
MonkeyPower
MonkeyPower
18 November 2016

Looking for left over bricks - Austral Metallix Bronze

Looking for left over bricks - Austral Metallix Bronze

Looking for left over bricks - Austral Metallix Bronze Hello , as title says im chasing up new packs or loose bricks from house builds Located in Newcastle, NSW willing…

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MonkeyPower
Nov 18, 2016 9:21 pm
jas0nt
jas0nt
17 November 2016

Kitchen bench top - poor quality

Kitchen bench top - poor quality

When I was inspecting my stone bench I tried giving it a wipe with a Chux cloth sitting on the bench (left there by another tradie). Just as I wet it, the builder…

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jas0nt
Nov 17, 2016 10:38 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 November 2016

Hot water distance to bathroom.

Hot water distance to bathroom.

If you know your pipe diameters, Pi x r2 will give you your volume. A 26 m distance usually has +30 m of pipe but this is variable, depending on the end fixtures…

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SaveH2O
Nov 17, 2016 7:38 pm
SaveH2O
george52
george52
16 November 2016

Wedges in new frame.

Wedges in new frame.

Thank guys for your input.I had no idea what I was looking at.Also try get a viewing of my new house with the home builder supervisor is like finding hens…

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george52
Nov 16, 2016 8:39 pm
themakeovergroup
themakeovergroup
15 November 2016

Its important to follow the correct process of quoting.

Its important to follow the correct process of quoting.

Good question you have here. I think its important to ask the experts. Here's something that can also help you in computing the renovation cost:

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themakeovergroup
Nov 15, 2016 8:42 pm
algernon
algernon
14 November 2016

Floor Plan Judgement

Floor Plan Judgement

As a parent myself, with two young kids, having those bedrooms directly opening out onto the main living area could definitely be a problem - especially in a couple of…

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algernon
Nov 14, 2016 12:22 pm
buildingnanna
buildingnanna
14 November 2016

Trump Effect on Australian Housing

Trump Effect on Australian Housing

With USA citizens wanting to move here now I'd say it can only go up and up but probably only Melbourne and Sydney

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buildingnanna
Nov 14, 2016 10:13 am
buildingnanna
shanil86
shanil86
14 November 2016

Drainage for your pathway

Drainage for your pathway

Hey team I have a one metre wide concrete pathway proposed to be laid on both sides of a development. Is it wrong to place a channel drain down the middle of the…

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shanil86
Nov 14, 2016 9:30 am
Noober
Noober
13 November 2016

Gyprock alternatives

Gyprock alternatives

Hi, first poster here. I want to turn my shed into a mancave. I erect timber frames and lay out floating board. What I'm trying to avoid is sanding gyprock. What can I use…

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Noober
Nov 13, 2016 8:19 am


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