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Serley
Serley
1 November 2017

Electricity Cable in Slab

Electricity Cable in Slab

I live in a block of 6 townhouses. Electricity is supplied to each through 21mm cables and they come together from the back of the building through the ground floor slab…

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Serley
Nov 01, 2017 5:40 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
1 November 2017

should i have concerns re this slab

should i have concerns re this slab

all good as i was expecting but peace of mind is worth it. was also good to talk to someone else about some other related aspects of the build process though they have…

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Entilzha
Nov 01, 2017 12:09 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
31 October 2017

Options to save on house construction cost

Options to save on house construction cost

Things I would not get the builder to include are driveways (and relevant paths), carpets, curtains, antenna or anything else outside of the build itself. The builder will…

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First_Timer_Ray
Oct 31, 2017 12:49 pm
First_Timer_Ray
lovisa
lovisa
30 October 2017

Carport wall

Carport wall

Our wal had to eiter be minimum 900mm from boundary or on the boundary Your local council can give info and will also have to approve the plans for it to be build if its…

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lovisa
Oct 30, 2017 5:05 pm

Hi guys, I am new here, I have a lot of experience in Design and Construction 28 years actually, I will put my 2 cents in to help out where I can with your questions and…

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RenoBloke
Oct 30, 2017 3:06 pm
RenoBloke
carmenncorey
carmenncorey
30 October 2017

compensation for over-due build

compensation for over-due build

We are in the same boat building in swan hill with Gj gardner we have issues we now have wrong colour brick grout it was meant to be light grey it looks mustard orange…

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carmenncorey
Oct 30, 2017 1:25 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 October 2017

Building Lawyer

Building Lawyer

Good luck with it all...you have obviously paid due diligence to the 3 Ps. I found a double charge of $9,800 on part of a forum member's hydraulic assessment once. You…

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SaveH2O
Oct 29, 2017 10:29 pm
SaveH2O
Lene
Lene
28 October 2017

Home renovators in Melbourne?

Home renovators in Melbourne?

Need recommendations of home renovators in Melbourne please. We are planning to do a complete home renovation (interior). Thanks.

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Lene
Oct 28, 2017 10:24 pm
building-expert
building-expert
28 October 2017

No wonder Aus housing is described as "glofified tents"

No wonder Aus housing is described as "glofified tents"

Actually, neither Primrose Sands is a shack town built in sixties and seventies with questionable compliance.

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building-expert
Oct 28, 2017 8:44 pm
building-expert
algernon
algernon
28 October 2017

Floor structure - trusses (Posistrut) vs I-joist (hyJOIST)?

Floor structure - trusses (Posistrut) vs I-joist (hyJOIST)?

Probably a long shot, but thought I'd ask anyway: Does anyone have any data/experience re performance in minimising floor deflection/bounce/vibration trusses (e.g.…

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algernon
Oct 28, 2017 11:39 am
Madora Dreamer
Madora Dreamer
27 October 2017

Honouring a quote

Honouring a quote

97 square metres

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Madora Dreamer
Oct 27, 2017 6:35 pm
Madora Dreamer
LibertyNR
LibertyNR
27 October 2017

Building New House with Metricon

Building New House with Metricon

After we signed the contract, M found they missed a lintel, back charged us for a few hundred dollars. I guess the contract is designed to mainly protect the company…

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LibertyNR
Oct 27, 2017 3:07 pm

Like many other member of homeone forum, we've been stalking and lurking other people's posts for quite some time ::smile:: Finally we have the opportunity (and privilege) to…

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B_E
Oct 26, 2017 7:28 pm
B_E
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
26 October 2017

Typical cost per sqm for high-performance/passivhaus homes?

Typical cost per sqm for high-performance/passivhaus homes?

I owner built a modest passive solar house for $1,200/m2. Note I built it largely by myself with little assistance from external trades.

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Beetaloo
Oct 26, 2017 1:36 pm
Beetaloo
Joker
Joker
25 October 2017

Can I claim price capping cost due to delay caused by neighb

Can I claim price capping cost due to delay caused by neighb

Time puts no less blame on porter davis, they should of offered compensation for what they done, but arrogance seems to be a common trait with volume boys.

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Joker
Oct 25, 2017 9:06 pm
Joker
Joker
25 October 2017

Help microwave provision dilemma!

Help microwave provision dilemma!

We had ours above oven for years, and now have one in island, is so much more convenient and you can see what is coming out on plates, so no spills, had no trouble with…

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Joker
Oct 25, 2017 9:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 October 2017

Draftsman/Building Designer Recommendations - Brisbane

Draftsman/Building Designer Recommendations - Brisbane

Malteser I think you'll find the engineering needs to be licensed in Australia BTW anyone can do the renderings

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 25, 2017 12:26 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
vinx1127
vinx1127
25 October 2017

Kinbrook Land Donnybrook

Kinbrook Land Donnybrook

I was tossing between Kinbrook and Doonybrae before but might end up with Donnybrae due to budget limitation. I think Kinbrook is nice. Do you find the suburb itself…

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vinx1127
Oct 25, 2017 7:58 am
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bones
Oct 24, 2017 6:53 pm
Harpies
Harpies
22 October 2017

Timber cladding

Timber cladding

I've used red ironbark from Queensland on my place. It is laid horizontally - shiplap join. The timber cost around $150/sqm. The idea is to have minimal maintenance and as…

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Harpies
Oct 22, 2017 7:37 am

What could be the possible causes?

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Dkjh
Oct 21, 2017 8:44 pm
Malteser
Malteser
20 October 2017

Building Designer recommendation in Brisbane

Building Designer recommendation in Brisbane

Hello everyone, I'm looking to do an extension to our (small) single storey house in west Brisbane. My wife and I have a fair idea of what we're after, and have done some…

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Malteser
Oct 20, 2017 8:23 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
20 October 2017

re-build new house without driveway ?

re-build new house without driveway ?

You can crane things in. But it involves cost and traffic management.

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PVBuild
Oct 20, 2017 8:07 pm
rennie87
rennie87
20 October 2017

Trying to determine the cost of building a 2 bed brick back

Trying to determine the cost of building a 2 bed brick back

Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.The building company that built this home is no longer in business.This basic 2 bed brick home was built in Newcastle…

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rennie87
Oct 20, 2017 4:57 pm
bee1980
bee1980
19 October 2017

Boundary fence repairs - townhouse complex - am I liable?

Boundary fence repairs - townhouse complex - am I liable?

We went through something similar but with a retaining wall. It’s the body corps responsibility to repair/maintain or replace things on common property. As a townhouse…

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bee1980
Oct 19, 2017 11:22 am
RC56
RC56
15 October 2017

Ceiling Height 2550 with Higher door

Ceiling Height 2550 with Higher door

Hello All, There is a confusion within us. We have already put 2770 ceiling in our estimate with Metricon. Now we just came to know that 2770 will be confirmed based on…

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RC56
Oct 15, 2017 1:43 pm
Jennifer M
Jennifer M
13 October 2017

Modular Prefab Homes ?

Modular Prefab Homes ?

Hi everyone! Myself and a few University students are conducting some research on prefab homes as part of a group project. If…

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Jennifer M
Oct 13, 2017 10:39 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 October 2017

Independent Building Inspectors - Melbourne

Independent Building Inspectors - Melbourne

A building inspector most certainly has to be licensed but I think that you may be referring to a building consultant who are not required to be licensed or have any…

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SaveH2O
Oct 13, 2017 8:54 pm
SaveH2O
sajidmib
sajidmib
10 October 2017

Cost of antenna installation in Mickleham??

Cost of antenna installation in Mickleham??

Its a normal inclusion in your build, anyhow if not included then buy antennae yourself and seek an electrician via these new apps you will get pretty competitive…

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sajidmib
Oct 10, 2017 10:10 pm
sajidmib
Caydenn
Caydenn
10 October 2017

Stormwater Drain come in the way of Driveway

Stormwater Drain come in the way of Driveway

It really depends if the stormwater drain is traffic-able, I'd suggest getting in touch with your local council and asking the question.

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Caydenn
Oct 10, 2017 5:49 pm
Caydenn
bomb house
bomb house
10 October 2017

need fascia covers to suit older style smaller fascia boards

need fascia covers to suit older style smaller fascia boards

What about folded flashing to cover the gap ? Would flashing all the way along (on the inside turn) if riveted to the flashing and screwed into the eaves cause too much…

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bomb house
Oct 10, 2017 12:23 am
ja-mez
ja-mez
8 October 2017

Questionable shower drain

Questionable shower drain

That is tile adhesive. If the Tiler Screeds up to the pipe he runs the risk of blocking the pipe with Screed. Nothing wrong with this other than; You have a 100mm floor…

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ja-mez
Oct 08, 2017 11:02 am
Mojitostan
Mojitostan
8 October 2017

Demolition Company Sydney

Demolition Company Sydney

yes that is it. There is one house 70 Ln Cove Rd was by site deom I also get a quote from home demo before which are much cheaper but don't find any comment

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Mojitostan
Oct 08, 2017 7:56 am
building-expert
building-expert
6 October 2017

on going colorbond roof leak

on going colorbond roof leak

VCAT will usually ask that parties in dispute have their own expert prepare a report. How else will you know what the defects are, the extent of the problem and the…

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building-expert
Oct 06, 2017 4:28 pm
building-expert
LizJamHam
LizJamHam
6 October 2017

Taubmans smooth pebble

Taubmans smooth pebble

We have selected Smooth Pebble as our interior wall colour too! The perfect 'Greige' :D. Unfortunately we don't have a slab yet, so can't tell how it's going to look, but

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LizJamHam
Oct 06, 2017 3:27 pm
LizJamHam
building-expert
building-expert
6 October 2017

bureaucracy gone mad.

bureaucracy gone mad.

Save H2O says. "There should be short courses on offer to persons who could then become qualified and registered to do some of the simpler plumbing tasks and this is one…

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building-expert
Oct 06, 2017 11:09 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 October 2017

Cant get my WATER PUMP going, any advice appreciated.

Cant get my WATER PUMP going, any advice appreciated.

That is why I asked if you had fitted a meshed check valve (foot valve). I hope that the pump wasn't damaged. The next challenge will be how not to clog the foot valve. Good luck.

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SaveH2O
Oct 05, 2017 9:37 pm
SaveH2O
elleimac
elleimac
5 October 2017

Questions to ask or things to cover when choosing a floor bo

Questions to ask or things to cover when choosing a floor bo

Got a few quotes from various vendors regarding supplying and installing floor boards for our to be built home. We want a herringbone design which we understand is a…

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elleimac
Oct 05, 2017 4:31 pm
elleimac
Lee31
Lee31
5 October 2017

Builder stuffed up - irreversible mistake - what can we do?

Builder stuffed up - irreversible mistake - what can we do?
1, 2

Thanks that was one of our options. Unfortunately way to exxy for us to have to fork out

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Lee31
Oct 05, 2017 9:55 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 October 2017

Tank water, providing redundancy.

Tank water, providing redundancy.

Just realised that you have a flat roof...so much for installing a header tank in the roof cavity! The 12V option would be good.

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SaveH2O
Oct 05, 2017 8:29 am
SaveH2O
ozmonkeyoy
ozmonkeyoy
3 October 2017

Woodland grey colour

Woodland grey colour

Our colorbond fence is woodland grey (developer requirement), and it definitely has a green tinge in it. I can still see the green in it in direct sunlight, although it…

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ozmonkeyoy
Oct 03, 2017 5:46 pm
ozmonkeyoy
LozandMitch
LozandMitch
2 October 2017

Who is building at Heritage Parc Rutherford?

Who is building at Heritage Parc Rutherford?

That’s cool, ours is due to register late January but we are tracking a few weeks ahead at this stage so fingers crossed we will be in by Christmas too! It sure does…

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LozandMitch
Oct 02, 2017 6:02 pm
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Fee121
Sep 29, 2017 7:09 pm
chrisbon
chrisbon
29 September 2017

Security System - Bosch 844

Security System - Bosch 844

Harvey Norman Security is offering it at $149 as of i know. Don't know what others are offering it at.

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chrisbon
Sep 29, 2017 12:38 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 September 2017

Study- How building Information is "Isolated"

Study- How building Information is "Isolated"

UK Experts analyse the problem with technology and building…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 29, 2017 12:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 September 2017

Travelling Overseas during the Construction

Travelling Overseas during the Construction

If you are working with professional builders than you have nothing to worry about and go and enjoy your holiday. In such hotel like you will have an internet to control…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 29, 2017 9:42 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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