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renoauction
renoauction
15 September 2016

Garage doors

Garage doors

so many variables. what state and suburb, actual size. double door means nothing. what actual finish and colour. so many companies out there offer free quotes so get a few…

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renoauction
Sep 15, 2016 5:05 pm
renoauction
renoauction
15 September 2016

Nbn availability

Nbn availability

nbnco website is not even accurate. all sorts of myths floating around. phone them and you may get a better answer.

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renoauction
Sep 15, 2016 5:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
13 September 2016

Rusty Beam

Rusty Beam

Hi Alexxdavid Depending on the environmental conditions steel beams should be treated? Also photos do help

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 13, 2016 6:21 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
lp77
lp77
13 September 2016

Alfresco wooden roof

Alfresco wooden roof

Hubby would like this done, is it easier to do at build stage as putting in lights and ceiling fan ? We know it'll be more expensive done by builder but.. Maybe easier?

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lp77
Sep 13, 2016 3:42 pm
bg100
bg100
13 September 2016

Painting treated pine

Painting treated pine

An update since the original post - for a "non-premium" job like this most of the advice I got from various paint shops is that a couple of coats of most exterior paints…

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bg100
Sep 13, 2016 3:26 pm
Narrewarren01
Narrewarren01
12 September 2016

Builder's work shoved on owners,case for pre contract review

Builder's work shoved on owners,case for pre contract review

Under HIA contract all variations much be in writing. Not sure who changes your plans without telling you

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Narrewarren01
Sep 12, 2016 10:25 pm
jhiace
jhiace
12 September 2016

Wet Day Delays

Wet Day Delays

Hi guys, Getting to the pointy end of the build and the builder is about at the end of our contract time line but there is still quite a few weeks work to go. I was…

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jhiace
Sep 12, 2016 9:45 am
Yowiee
Yowiee
11 September 2016

Slopping block sub-floor design

Slopping block sub-floor design

I am in the preliminary planning stages of a knock down rebuild and am looking for advice on foundations and sub-floor design. Our block slopes down from the road with a…

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Yowiee
Sep 11, 2016 10:50 pm
Yowiee
Danimac
Danimac
10 September 2016

Driveway too wet to commence

Driveway too wet to commence

After my jubilation of our site cut starting, the job has been put on hold as our driveway is too wet. We've had to pay $3000 to lay oversize rock on the driveway (its 57…

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Danimac
Sep 10, 2016 2:29 pm
Niel07
Niel07
10 September 2016

Help - Need Advise

Help - Need Advise

Hi, Im planning on purchasing a block of land from the land release at Altorve Schofields that im really keen on. The sales agent tells me the land registeration will be…

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Niel07
Sep 10, 2016 12:52 pm
bpratt
bpratt
10 September 2016

Anticon Blanket for Colorbond roof - is it required?

Anticon Blanket for Colorbond roof - is it required?

It is not essential, but you'd be mad not to do it now. Doing it later will cost you an arm and a leg, as all the sheeting has to be removed to put the anticon blankets in place

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bpratt
Sep 10, 2016 10:17 am
IvMike
IvMike
9 September 2016

Deciding on a granny flat builder

Deciding on a granny flat builder

I would ask about their experience, and have them bring some pictures of previous builds Maybe get a contact number or two of previous customers so you can check they are…

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IvMike
Sep 09, 2016 3:31 pm
AvaG
AvaG
8 September 2016

Display home for split level sloping block houses

Display home for split level sloping block houses

Montgomery homes have a split display at Homeworld in Kellyville. I don't know if there are others closer to home for you

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AvaG
Sep 08, 2016 2:02 pm
The_Lalas
The_Lalas
8 September 2016

Rendering new brick walls

Rendering new brick walls

Cheers, don't know how I didn't come across that cement australia page when I searched.

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The_Lalas
Sep 08, 2016 1:21 pm
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
7 September 2016

Air Stapler

Air Stapler

G'day Stewie, At the moment I only have the Stapler. If I purchase any more Pressure Tools I might invest in a Filter. Cheers Perry

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Perry the Pom
Sep 07, 2016 2:13 pm
Perry the Pom
building-expert
building-expert
6 September 2016

Pergola attached to house roof

Pergola attached to house roof

If you are in Melbourne I can assist you, you can send me PM, if you are interstate you should find someone with similar experience to mine.

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building-expert
Sep 06, 2016 6:44 pm
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
5 September 2016

Bricks under windows - concern

Bricks under windows - concern

So long as rubber seal at bottom of windows completely covers brick it will be OK

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building-expert
Sep 05, 2016 7:45 pm
building-expert
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

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