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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
gcambo
gcambo
14 February 2016

Staircase Treads Risers

Staircase Treads Risers

The staircase made out of MDF consisting of 13 steps with a platform in between will cost $1700. If we choose to upgrade and get pacific maple for the risers treads and…

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gcambo
Feb 14, 2016 8:20 am
roba72
roba72
13 February 2016

residex renovators top 100 suburb report

residex renovators top 100 suburb report

HI guys was wondering if anyone has or knows where I can get a copy of this report. Residex charge $215 for each report, would love a copy thanks

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roba72
Feb 13, 2016 8:08 pm
mim_feher
mim_feher
13 February 2016

What does this stand for?

What does this stand for?

Thanks Megera, makes sense

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mim_feher
Feb 13, 2016 7:39 pm
t_banning
t_banning
13 February 2016

Cable size for 12v LED lights

Cable size for 12v LED lights

Thanks for the replies! Appreciate the info. I will go with 1.5mm cable.

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t_banning
Feb 13, 2016 5:52 am
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twylamc
Feb 12, 2016 9:34 am
twylamc
MirrorLover
MirrorLover
12 February 2016

Vito Bertoni tapware

Vito Bertoni tapware

Those look very good, how come I've never heard of them?

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MirrorLover
Feb 12, 2016 12:24 am
MirrorLover
MirrorLover
12 February 2016

To cul-de-sac or not to cul-de-sac?

To cul-de-sac or not to cul-de-sac?

Yeah, I'd also be on board with cul-de-sac-ing.

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MirrorLover
Feb 12, 2016 12:23 am

They won't have the optional seal in stock, you will have to order it at the special orders desk. You will also need to take a print out that shows that the part actually exists.

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SaveH2O
Feb 11, 2016 1:02 pm
SaveH2O
1st-timers
1st-timers
10 February 2016

Retaining Walls - Best approach?

Retaining Walls - Best approach?

We are having 30m, most at a metre high and are paying $5330. We got external quotes, the cheapest been $4000 but then our builder said they had to do it as it was along…

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1st-timers
Feb 10, 2016 10:02 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
10 February 2016

Any advise on a DIY guide on fixing crack in gyprock ceiling

Any advise on a DIY guide on fixing crack in gyprock ceiling

Score the crack with utility knife to remove any loose plaster or other material that may be inside the crack. Use mesh tape to cover the crack. This wall allow the mud to…

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oneJohn
Feb 10, 2016 8:37 pm
oneJohn
qebtel
qebtel
10 February 2016

Land purchasing dispute, any advice?

Land purchasing dispute, any advice?

$2000 for a letter is not reasonable. Assuming $300 ph for solicitor's rates , it does not take 6.5 hours to draft up a standard pro forma letter . Shop around.

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qebtel
Feb 10, 2016 4:16 pm
berstanhomesau
berstanhomesau
9 February 2016

hi everyone !

hi everyone !

I am new member in homeone. :) :)

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berstanhomesau
Feb 09, 2016 3:17 pm
berstanhomesau
ronahnz
ronahnz
9 February 2016

Feeling threatened

Feeling threatened

I have emailed the builder asking for all our options including the invoice for charges not covered by the deposit. There is however another clause in the PPA that…

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ronahnz
Feb 09, 2016 2:30 pm
Hearny87
Hearny87
9 February 2016

Titles Delay ( Baldivis Parks Stage 4 )

Titles Delay ( Baldivis Parks Stage 4 )

Hi, Forgive my ignorance if this is an obvious answer. Our titles were originally due in October, then delayed a month each month, to which we are now told the reason is…

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Hearny87
Feb 09, 2016 9:51 am
Hearny87
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 February 2016

Dried painted surfaces sticking together

Dried painted surfaces sticking together

The surface of the paint may be dry but it will be a week or two ( depending on the weather and temperature of course ) before the paint actually hardens. I know this from…

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Stewie D
Feb 09, 2016 7:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 February 2016

Polished concrete in 30 year old unit

Polished concrete in 30 year old unit

Hi threerivers Are you able to get hold of the original engineering drawings to check the area of steel that was allowed for shrinkage control cracking in the original…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 08, 2016 8:50 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Emmz70
Emmz70
8 February 2016

Changing closed in balcony to Glass

Changing closed in balcony to Glass

Wow 6k? You may as well get the Isla facade if you consider in the future. viewtopic.php?t=79203

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Emmz70
Feb 08, 2016 4:35 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 February 2016

NCC 2016

NCC 2016

The National Construction Code 2016 is available for download to registered members from the abcb website www.abcb.gov.au in preparation for the 1st May adoption date. I'm…

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Stewie D
Feb 08, 2016 2:30 pm
Xen0s
Xen0s
7 February 2016

Having a high retainer wall at the back of the lot?

Having a high retainer wall at the back of the lot?

Yes, hello fellow Perthian! :) I like your ideas! Yes, i have been given a few ideas as to make use of the limestone wall as a feature. One of which was to plant…

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Xen0s
Feb 07, 2016 4:19 pm
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skyler
Feb 05, 2016 11:41 am
skyler
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 February 2016

Fixed price building contract

Fixed price building contract

LOL, why ? Has the contour levels changed? has the soil transformed into something different?..IF Yes then.. the only reason is to use another set of documents to go for…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 04, 2016 7:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy
malayaco
malayaco
4 February 2016

Costs for independent building inspector?

Costs for independent building inspector?
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Who do you recommend for building inspector? I am also building in WA,very interested! :D

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malayaco
Feb 04, 2016 12:24 am
t_banning
t_banning
3 February 2016

Levelling land, what are the costs? Please help!

Levelling land, what are the costs? Please help!

It depends on a range of things like how steep the slope, if you are levelling the whole block or just enough to build, if there is rock and if you will be removing the…

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t_banning
Feb 03, 2016 11:24 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 February 2016

How much to fill in swimming pool?

How much to fill in swimming pool?

LOL. Concrete liners $5K is a growth industry It depends what are you doing with the area eg Building over->remove..paving over-> leave? Good idea..goodluck

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 03, 2016 9:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Joker
Joker
2 February 2016

Carpet 20mm higher than floorboards

Carpet 20mm higher than floorboards

We got thick under lay and carpet and had to raise the carpet at doors to match 18 mm bamboo flooring with underlay.

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Joker
Feb 02, 2016 10:58 pm
bashworth
bashworth
2 February 2016

Using a narrow driveway

Using a narrow driveway

Put a kerb in to keep the wheels away from the wall.

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bashworth
Feb 02, 2016 9:21 pm
bashworth
qebtel
qebtel
1 February 2016

Retaining wall at front boundary

Retaining wall at front boundary

Not if the lie of the land is identical to when the house was built and finally approved as a dwelling, and no other changes have been made that contribute accelerated…

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qebtel
Feb 01, 2016 1:27 pm
pongie
pongie
1 February 2016

Glass Balustrades

Glass Balustrades

I'll have to contact my builder then, no idea who is the manufacturer of the clamps. It is on the first floor, so I try and not to loosen the clamps too much (in case…

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pongie
Feb 01, 2016 11:12 am
pongie

It really depends on what kind of lifestyle you lead and what you want from the space. - How much of a green thumb do you have and how much time do you want to spend…

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watto82
Jan 31, 2016 6:13 pm
watto82
micknleigh
micknleigh
29 January 2016

Corrogated gal sheets. Which way to run?

Corrogated gal sheets. Which way to run?

Thanks for the replies guys. We are happy to put extra battens in if that's the only reason. We were starting to get concerned it's harder to do the windows and corners,…

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micknleigh
Jan 29, 2016 1:10 pm
simnatped
simnatped
29 January 2016

Asbestos Removalist - so hard getting quotes

Asbestos Removalist - so hard getting quotes

I'm in Brisbane and also had problems getting quotes for asbestos removal recently. I contacted quite a few companies (voicemail, emails and online forms) and only 2…

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simnatped
Jan 29, 2016 10:40 am
Fly88
Fly88
28 January 2016

What to do? Help!!

What to do? Help!!

Hey, I work for a builder and can confirm that weep holes would not be required on a single leaf garage wall. Weep holes are only required for cavity walls to allow…

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Fly88
Jan 28, 2016 4:08 pm
Fly88
Landscape Tanks
Landscape Tanks
28 January 2016

Cost Effective Retaining Wall & Water Tank in ONE!!

Cost Effective Retaining Wall & Water Tank in ONE!!

Retaining walls and front fences that store rain water - seems impossible doesn't it?? https://flic.kr/p/ir1P1o All these lovely pictures above are actually retaining…

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Landscape Tanks
Jan 28, 2016 2:12 pm
Landscape Tanks
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 January 2016

Earthernware pipe replacement - expensive!!

Earthernware pipe replacement - expensive!!

There are some good ones out there...but they can be very hard to find. I have come across many more bad ones than good ones. Yep. They are probably high balling…

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SaveH2O
Jan 27, 2016 6:29 pm
SaveH2O
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 January 2016

Tiles v Maple staircase

Tiles v Maple staircase

Any wooden product - real timber flooring, laminated timber panels etc will scratch over time if you don't eliminate the sand at the front door first as will a lot of…

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Stewie D
Jan 27, 2016 7:55 am
Shiv1
Shiv1
26 January 2016

When do I organise wireless NBN installation?

When do I organise wireless NBN installation?

I got mine connected. It is a 2 step process. First part is to wire your house appropriately to be able to be NBN compliant. 2nd step is for Telstra install their modem…

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Shiv1
Jan 26, 2016 7:23 pm
Shiv1
Shiv1
26 January 2016

What to do? Help!!

What to do? Help!!

Sounds like a neighbour from hell. I would try option 1 then proceed to option 3. The relationship with neighbour was ruined already when we rendered your garage

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Shiv1
Jan 26, 2016 7:19 pm
bashworth
bashworth
25 January 2016

Re Joint Venture

Re Joint Venture

I would tend to agree with StructuralBIMGuy but i would suggest you could try asking the same question on the property chat forum which is more involved in these kind of…

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bashworth
Jan 25, 2016 11:31 am
bashworth
JB1
JB1
25 January 2016

Plaster window reveals

Plaster window reveals

Thanks Stewie I spoke to my Plasterer today and he's had experience with plaster reveals and shadowline ceilings and doors. Cost is $10 a metre, so similar to say…

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JB1
Jan 25, 2016 12:21 am


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