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Althom
Althom
22 May 2016

Shared Boundary Wall Damage

Shared Boundary Wall Damage

I'd be very surprised if your wall wasn't at least the width of a colourbond fence post (~50mm) inside your boundary. As for your neighbour saying they can do what they…

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Althom
May 22, 2016 4:20 pm
Althom
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 May 2016

HIGH Electrical usage

HIGH Electrical usage

I think that nigel01 is on the money. There was a thread on Whirlpool a couple of years ago that was about the same problem and I am sure that the cause was also tracked…

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SaveH2O
May 22, 2016 1:46 pm
SaveH2O
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Brick Workmanship.

Brick Workmanship.

No it's not efflorescence and it'll only make it worse if they are washed with hydrochloric again. It's calcium staining otherwise know as white staining. …

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 9:04 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Chipped brick on front of house.

Chipped brick on front of house.

Get the bricklayer to use an arbortech saw, cut out the brick and re brick it ASAP with the same sand using the same mortar mix ASAP. Otherwise tell the builder that…

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 7:24 pm
Charley
Charley
21 May 2016

Boral bricks

Boral bricks

Victoria they're still Boral My 2016 build viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
May 21, 2016 7:14 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

building with victorian home choice/multi developers pty ltd

building with victorian home choice/multi developers pty ltd

Victorian Homes Choice is the house and land package "seller" the registered "building" part of the business is Multi Developers.

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 7:11 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Walls cracking advice, Adelaide eastern suburbs

Walls cracking advice, Adelaide eastern suburbs

Generally the opposite is true. Mortar high in lime naturally re-hydrates sealing cracks in mortar. As its a 100 year old sandstone building it was probably made with a…

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 6:57 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Charcoal/black coloured brickwork not in std inclusion??

Charcoal/black coloured brickwork not in std inclusion??

Clay varies from state to state. Generally Victoria and South Australia and most of NSW have a similar red/pink clay as standard. Cream clays with high iron content come…

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 6:24 pm
TomCat
TomCat
21 May 2016

Anyone with glazed bricks?

Anyone with glazed bricks?

Blue Steel Flash is my favourite. I love glazed bricks. I think of all the lovely Sydney inner western suburbs homes where I used to live that had verandas and front walls…

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TomCat
May 21, 2016 4:45 pm
TomCat
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Exposure Grade Bricks ?

Exposure Grade Bricks ?

Your information is incorrect. I'm assuming your brickies are laying an AS3700 M4 mortar mix. An ironed or rolled joint is a finished joint with the mortar fines brought…

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 2:21 pm
Sydney-build
Sydney-build
21 May 2016

Searching for certifier in Sydney's Hills District

Searching for certifier in Sydney's Hills District

Try them. They have an office in Norwest/Baulkham Hills and do a lot of certifications for Clarendon Homes and other project builders ...

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Sydney-build
May 21, 2016 11:10 am
Sydney-build
qebtel
qebtel
18 May 2016

Trying to find a professional to re-polish floorboards

Trying to find a professional to re-polish floorboards

Floor Sanders, Yellow pages. All floor sanders do polishing as well.

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qebtel
May 18, 2016 4:55 pm
qebtel
qebtel
18 May 2016

Replacing or repairing roof truss?

Replacing or repairing roof truss?

Ha thats nothing. As per the above 2 replies, a simple splint or cleat will fix that.

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qebtel
May 18, 2016 4:53 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 May 2016

Defective Roof Tiles

Defective Roof Tiles

1) Upload your photos to an image hosting site like Photobucket. 2) Click on your photo that you want to post here. 3) Locate the IMG tag under "Share Links" on the right…

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Stewie D
May 17, 2016 3:31 pm
Josh74
Josh74
15 May 2016

Metricon - Building process and timelines?

Metricon - Building process and timelines?

Hi everyone I am looking at buildings in Wollonging, NSW and looking at Metricon as an option? Has anyone build with them recently and would anyone recommend them, Thanks

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Josh74
May 15, 2016 6:18 pm
mack042
mack042
14 May 2016

Certificate of Practical Completion issued too early

Certificate of Practical Completion issued too early

Floor coverings other than in wet areas are not part of practical completion unless regs have changed.

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mack042
May 14, 2016 7:29 pm
miscbunch
miscbunch
13 May 2016

Demolition feedback

Demolition feedback

Hi all. I am planning to knockdown and rebuild my property. Our builder does not have any referrals to a recommended demolition. I will be rebuilding in the Wantirna…

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miscbunch
May 13, 2016 3:08 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 May 2016

Emer-Clad

Emer-Clad

We did a big reno to a bingo hall in the Inner West about twenty five years ago that had a corrugated asbestos roof on it. There were a few cracks and the owners were…

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Stewie D
May 13, 2016 8:39 am
Frye
Frye
11 May 2016

Halfway mark?

Halfway mark?

I'd say half way would be just past lock up. Probably locked up and plastered as the fixing stage and completion seem to drag on. Your build seems a long way behind and…

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Frye
May 11, 2016 6:05 am
Joker
Joker
10 May 2016

Alarm Keypad - where did you place it?

Alarm Keypad - where did you place it?

Entrance u mostly use, if only one, we have three for all entrances,I prefer smallest time delay so crooks have less time also.

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Joker
May 10, 2016 6:26 pm
tempura
tempura
10 May 2016

Data wiring warranty - Metricon

Data wiring warranty - Metricon

No go. Vaccaro group say 1 year warranty.

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tempura
May 10, 2016 4:39 pm
tempura
simnatped
simnatped
10 May 2016

Depreciation Schedule

Depreciation Schedule

I've also used BMT and was happy with the service.

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simnatped
May 10, 2016 11:11 am
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
10 May 2016

Rubbish on vacant land

Rubbish on vacant land
1, 2

Mine croaked it recently, My Acorn camera is also not long for this world. After more that 3 years out in the weather and sun the case is…

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Beetaloo
May 10, 2016 10:23 am
Beetaloo
Joynz
Joynz
8 May 2016

Short term rental

Short term rental

I suggest considering getting someone to manage it for you - I pay Ray White 5.5% to manage my investment property. Takes the stress out of it and mostly ensures good…

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Joynz
May 08, 2016 8:58 pm
shahed rahman
shahed rahman
8 May 2016

Building a New Building

Building a New Building

Dear users. Please help me out. I am new in this. I have recently thinking of building my first home - single storied. We decided EBH and we were quite happy with…

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shahed rahman
May 08, 2016 1:59 am
teganandjosh
teganandjosh
7 May 2016

Building stage inspectors - Brisbane

Building stage inspectors - Brisbane

Great information! So when they pickup defects, will coral use their paperwork and fix the things they list?

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teganandjosh
May 07, 2016 1:27 am
teganandjosh
chuminh
chuminh
7 May 2016

WHat is this cement for?

WHat is this cement for?

It is not placed throughout the floor. just few parts of it. I dont know why. is it supposed to be like that?

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chuminh
May 07, 2016 1:19 am
Alexxdavid
Alexxdavid
6 May 2016

Computer nook / Study size

Computer nook / Study size

I don't mean to offend anyone but I hate study nooks. We built an extra room for a home office/study in our place. Its 3.3x 3.4 in size. Computer desks get messy and it's…

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Alexxdavid
May 06, 2016 12:43 am
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ourfirstbuild_83
May 06, 2016 12:14 am
ourfirstbuild_83
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
5 May 2016

Concrete

Concrete

Besides that 10 seconds on Google tells you the answer. http://www.concretenetwork.com/post-ten ... tages.html Sent from an iPhone please excuse the ridiculous spell…

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TheBigHouse
May 05, 2016 9:31 pm
sneakersss
sneakersss
5 May 2016

Render advice needed

Render advice needed

I think Colorbond Paperbark would be a closer match to River Gum Beige. You could then have your render in any colour since your bricks/garage combo is quite versatile. I…

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sneakersss
May 05, 2016 8:25 pm
sneakersss
Alvinnguyen
Alvinnguyen
5 May 2016

Victoria Subdivision Titile Registration

Victoria Subdivision Titile Registration

Hi all, I bought an off the plan townhouse on a block of 3 and currently waiting for the title to come through. When checking the unit on landata, I can see everything…

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Alvinnguyen
May 05, 2016 8:12 am
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BJ88
May 05, 2016 1:34 am
BJ88
Gem_Scientician
Gem_Scientician
2 May 2016

Sliding doors on wardrobes?

Sliding doors on wardrobes?

We had some kind of glass with a light blue backing a bit like a glass splash back look. I would get that again or mirror instead of vinyl.

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Gem_Scientician
May 02, 2016 5:58 pm
Gem_Scientician
watermill
watermill
2 May 2016

Builder not in our state

Builder not in our state

Hmm interesting. Not too sure!

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watermill
May 02, 2016 11:36 am
watermill
goody59
goody59
1 May 2016

Aggregate on render

Aggregate on render

I am having trouble getting advice on exactly what to do via posting on here or via google search on the topic. I will give this process a wirl this week and post results.

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goody59
May 01, 2016 8:50 pm
goody59
Narrewarren01
Narrewarren01
1 May 2016

Hallway width

Hallway width

1100min if possible

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Narrewarren01
May 01, 2016 12:46 pm
vaslin
vaslin
30 April 2016

Ceiling lining between rafters

Ceiling lining between rafters

My house under construction has a heavy timber frame and will have exposed rafters. I want to line between the rafters with a natural-looking product (yes I know most…

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vaslin
Apr 30, 2016 12:47 pm
vaslin
E563
E563
30 April 2016

Which gutter colour?

Which gutter colour?

The pictures you posted are very contemporary elevations with contemporary colours - so I think the contrasting gutter looks good in this situation. On my house, I went…

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E563
Apr 30, 2016 2:01 am
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skyler
Apr 29, 2016 12:43 pm
skyler
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
28 April 2016

Best mortgage / loan rates

Best mortgage / loan rates

An update for anyone who is interested. I spoke to a rep at loans.com.au who emailed me an offer of 3.99% with no ongoing fees. 4.01% comparison rate (due to initial…

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HomeAngels
Apr 28, 2016 8:09 am
HomeAngels
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
27 April 2016

Laundry Tub Help Please

Laundry Tub Help Please

My front loading washing machine is at the opposite end of the laundry from the sink with built in cupboards between. A set of taps is installed within the broom cupboard…

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Beetaloo
Apr 27, 2016 10:16 am
Beetaloo
Joynz
Joynz
25 April 2016

Build and Rent... verse Moving in?

Build and Rent... verse Moving in?

Hi Gummz You could also rent it and live in it later for the PoPR requirements. You definitely need to get some advice from an accountant too.

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Joynz
Apr 25, 2016 1:13 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
24 April 2016

Caeserstone cleaning

Caeserstone cleaning

Yeah is there any risk of it damaging? Can't imagine so? I use it for a lot of other stuff. I'm being careful because it's a matte caeserstone which is more…

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Leksie5000
Apr 24, 2016 2:27 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 April 2016

Personal Protective Equipment questionnaire

Personal Protective Equipment questionnaire

Peedee, you should post this up on the Australian wood workers forums. A lot of guys there who are fulltime tradies. http://www.woodworkforums.com/ Stewie

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Stewie D
Apr 22, 2016 10:18 am
Ponzu
Ponzu
22 April 2016

Laminex vs. Flexipanel?

Laminex vs. Flexipanel?

I've been getting some quotes for some custom floor to ceiling bookshelves recently and came across a decent quote. When probing a bit, I understood that the cabinet maker…

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Ponzu
Apr 22, 2016 6:57 am
garrymartin85
garrymartin85
20 April 2016

Artificial Flowers & Plants

Artificial Flowers & Plants

To decorate your home and office garden, use artificial trees and plants. You can choose fake trees and plants for better homes and gardens decorating. You can find more…

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garrymartin85
Apr 20, 2016 3:41 am


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