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Joker
Joker
18 April 2016

This Is Getting Out Of Hand

This Is Getting Out Of Hand

I had a agreement with builder and could do anything as I was officially owner builder,but no trades were told and job was run by builder, still saved $150, 000 when…

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Joker
Apr 18, 2016 8:53 pm
ModernMiss
ModernMiss
18 April 2016

Help! Advice required for covering a hole in asbestos lino

Help! Advice required for covering a hole in asbestos lino

Hi everyone, I need advice, and with any luck, reassurance that all will be ok. We get new laminate flooring tomorrow so have moved everything out of the rooms being…

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ModernMiss
Apr 18, 2016 2:55 pm
Annie1517
Annie1517
18 April 2016

Pre purchase inspection of renovators delight!

Pre purchase inspection of renovators delight!

Hi new to this forum and new to home ownership so apologies if this is a totally dumb question. Could anyone recommend someone reliable in Perth to carry out a building…

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Annie1517
Apr 18, 2016 2:55 pm
aussieta
aussieta
18 April 2016

B&D garage roller door service

B&D garage roller door service

if you cycle the door 30 times the service reminder will reset back to another 3000 cycles

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aussieta
Apr 18, 2016 2:04 pm
aussieta
MickH
MickH
17 April 2016

Paving against Greenboard house cladding

Paving against Greenboard house cladding

Ok thanks for the tip - I'd never heard of it, so will do a bit of research.

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MickH
Apr 17, 2016 4:28 pm

Hey All, We recently purchased our block of land in Springfield Lakes in QLD. It looks like this area if going to be full of retaining walls. Registration should be end…

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ads87
Apr 17, 2016 9:53 am
ads87
Beazley77
Beazley77
17 April 2016

Would Any Project Builders Allow You To Do Own Electrical?

Would Any Project Builders Allow You To Do Own Electrical?

You might get more responses posting in the forum sub group for "building a new house"

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Beazley77
Apr 17, 2016 9:23 am
Beazley77
TomCat
TomCat
17 April 2016

Help please, decorating square table

Help please, decorating square table

I have similar scheme and 1.5m square dining table. I love table runners but think they only work on rectangles (?) I have greeny blue accents and white breaking up the…

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TomCat
Apr 17, 2016 4:03 am
TomCat
Alexxdavid
Alexxdavid
13 April 2016

Powder room door size

Powder room door size

Great! Just checked my working drawings and the powder is 1600mm wide x 1750mm long so 820mm door it is :-)

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Alexxdavid
Apr 13, 2016 1:03 am
MilesLobo
MilesLobo
12 April 2016

How many lights?

How many lights?

It will depend on a number of factors including; room size and shape, height of ceilings, colour scheme, type of lamps & fitting, task areas and needs of the user. As a…

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MilesLobo
Apr 12, 2016 4:28 pm
Loveguru
Loveguru
11 April 2016

First home build and need advise on inclusions..

First home build and need advise on inclusions..

Thanks oneJohn.. We are still weighing which type of driveway to go for..yes I agree for some greyish colour too. With aggregate concrete driveway it may become very dull…

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Loveguru
Apr 11, 2016 9:40 pm
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Handy007
Apr 11, 2016 4:40 pm
qebtel
qebtel
11 April 2016

Prices aren't adding up. Need assitance

Prices aren't adding up. Need assitance

It may be site costs, but ...... If it costs you privately $A for the land, and $B to have a house built on it, then typically builders will tack on a min K$50 just for a…

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qebtel
Apr 11, 2016 12:18 pm
Pixielix
Pixielix
10 April 2016

Regretted with front double doors...how?

Regretted with front double doors...how?

I guess it comes down to $$$ If it were me and I had the money, I would choose a more modern door and ask the carpenter if he would replace them. As suggested sell your…

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Pixielix
Apr 10, 2016 8:22 am
Pixielix
Charley
Charley
9 April 2016

House Design

House Design

That's odd with alfresco at the front My 2016 build viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
Apr 09, 2016 10:00 pm
rose gold
rose gold
9 April 2016

Self assessment for bushfire risk in QLD

Self assessment for bushfire risk in QLD

Gommeqld, you asked what we needed to comply with the code - here's the list... 5mm glass in all windows and doors; the standard is 3mm (we had 38 in total including 1…

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rose gold
Apr 09, 2016 7:42 pm
Joynz
Joynz
9 April 2016

Front Wall Plans

Front Wall Plans

Just checking - are you extending your house and need plans. Or just adding an extra wall in front of the existing? Or is it a brick fence?

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Joynz
Apr 09, 2016 11:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 April 2016

Render costs Melbourne

Render costs Melbourne

$2300 for one pillar ..LOL come in spinner..chicken for dinner

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 08, 2016 9:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Alexxdavid
Alexxdavid
8 April 2016

Monument roof what colour render (PLEASE help!!!)

Monument roof what colour render (PLEASE help!!!)

I saw on another thread that the anodic dark grey was really blue in real life? Can you confirm if that it the case?

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Alexxdavid
Apr 08, 2016 1:51 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 April 2016

Minimum tread width Qld

Minimum tread width Qld

The BCA now the NCC. BCA Part 3.9 Safe Movement And Access, Part 3.9.1.3 Stair Construction Or 240mm min, 355mm max for the treads and 115mm min,190mm max for the…

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Stewie D
Apr 06, 2016 7:20 pm
building-expert
building-expert
6 April 2016

Contractor's Bad Service or Simply Common Practice?

Contractor's Bad Service or Simply Common Practice?

You are not nuts but your builder thinks you are, hence trying to get away with it. If your builder has removed a fixture for protection then he must replace it at the end…

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building-expert
Apr 06, 2016 2:56 pm
building-expert
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 April 2016

Levelling 100 yr house

Levelling 100 yr house

Are you talking timber stumps, concrete stumps or brick piers? Old houses sink and move around a bit over the years and in a few cases we have just re-packed under the…

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Stewie D
Apr 06, 2016 11:51 am
Foma22
Foma22
5 April 2016

My "Missing manual on fixing dripping taps"

My "Missing manual on fixing dripping taps"

Hi All, Please find below a link to my "Missing manual on fixing dripping taps" : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-by5E ... sp=sharing Cheers. ::smile::

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Foma22
Apr 05, 2016 11:16 pm
Charley
Charley
5 April 2016

Requesting for a recommended list of builders in Melbourne

Requesting for a recommended list of builders in Melbourne

They are so flexible in customising the house to suit you, my build has just started. My 2016 build viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
Apr 05, 2016 11:03 pm
watermill
watermill
5 April 2016

Rosanna/Viewbank build experiences, site coverage issues?

Rosanna/Viewbank build experiences, site coverage issues?

I'd be interested to know this also, are you knocking down and re building?

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watermill
Apr 05, 2016 12:43 pm
watermill
flossy17
flossy17
5 April 2016

Kids Bedrooms at the other end of the house

Kids Bedrooms at the other end of the house

Thankyou for your reply , sorry I'm only responding now we have decided to go ahead and be separate ends of the house

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flossy17
Apr 05, 2016 6:50 am
flossy17
garrymartin85
garrymartin85
5 April 2016

Decorate Home with Silk Boxwood Hedge

Decorate Home with Silk Boxwood Hedge

Find great deals on artificial trees for decorating your home and work place with silk boxwood hedge. We offer you to artificial silk boxwood hedge for decorate indoor and…

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garrymartin85
Apr 05, 2016 1:36 am
Decka
Decka
4 April 2016

Good quality, waterproof LED strip lights?

Good quality, waterproof LED strip lights?

I had a look and I haven't used them but Narva do an Led strip light for outdoor marine and camping, specifically made for that environment, might be worth having a look…

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Decka
Apr 04, 2016 7:33 pm
Decka
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 April 2016

Solar hot water service - roof sensor

Solar hot water service - roof sensor

She'll be right mate, and welcome to Australia. :z:

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Stewie D
Apr 04, 2016 10:15 am
saturday_paper
saturday_paper
3 April 2016

Sarking in colourbond roof

Sarking in colourbond roof

Thanks a lot everyone for your responses. :)

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saturday_paper
Apr 03, 2016 10:29 pm
jas0nt
jas0nt
3 April 2016

Do We Have The Right To Refuse To Pay This?

Do We Have The Right To Refuse To Pay This?

The shame about building contracts (MBA/HIA) is it gives the builder the right to increase the price due to: "discrepencies or errors in the documents adjustments to…

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jas0nt
Apr 03, 2016 9:59 pm
ozwrangler
ozwrangler
3 April 2016

They Really Do Have Us Over A Barrel

They Really Do Have Us Over A Barrel

You know damn well, builder was already overcharging with the $5000+ quote. Now, they're at almost double the other quotes? Tell them they have 2 choices: Let your guy do…

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ozwrangler
Apr 03, 2016 8:42 am
braddy_
braddy_
3 April 2016

Knock down rebuild pros/cons

Knock down rebuild pros/cons

The main thing is we have to raise our house 1.2m. It will cost us just under $50k for this part with the builder we chose. Another builder was around $72k.

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braddy_
Apr 03, 2016 4:30 am
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
2 April 2016

Demolition insurance?

Demolition insurance?

Hi...the demo company contract states they won't be liable for any damage to neighbouring properties caused by ground vibration. Is it possible (or usual) to insure for…

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lazandjohn
Apr 02, 2016 2:24 pm
vick
vick
2 April 2016

Changes to Granny Flats ( secondary dwellings ) floor area

Changes to Granny Flats ( secondary dwellings ) floor area

Amend the Residential Planning rules to allow up to 60m2 permanent secondary dwellings to be built behind existing homes without planning approval and for use OR rental by…

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vick
Apr 02, 2016 1:59 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
2 April 2016

Site cost confusing

Site cost confusing

The type of house you are building can also effect the site costs. For example, if you have a slope and work with the slope instead of against it the site costs should be…

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HomeAngels
Apr 02, 2016 10:59 am
HomeAngels
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Pixielix
Apr 02, 2016 2:29 am
Pixielix

Sorry its called a T-Blade post support. Basically the support goes inside the post and then screw into it.

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shellby
Mar 31, 2016 9:36 pm
shellby
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
31 March 2016

Which roof is best? Colorbond v. Tile

Which roof is best? Colorbond v. Tile
1, 2, 3

Agree...and the more frequent storms will only get stronger. Cement manufacture is also a large contributor to greenhouse gases. http://www.bgs.ac.uk/discoveringGeology…

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SaveH2O
Mar 31, 2016 1:07 pm
SaveH2O

Yeah curious? Did you consider moving dining and lounge areas (that flow would suit our living patterns). We had similar dilemma and came up with offset arrangement like…

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TomCat
Mar 31, 2016 10:13 am
TomCat

Hi all, Looking at refreshing my backyard and giving it a new look. As this will be my first reno, I'm after some guidance on building a raised tiled floor. - Currently…

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Hybrid34
Mar 30, 2016 7:59 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
29 March 2016

SO. MANY. WHITE. PAINTS!!!!!!

SO. MANY. WHITE. PAINTS!!!!!!
1, 2

Yeah we're really happy with ours so far. It's quite a forgiving colour. Ask them what they use for the skirts etc. Our painter is using a water based enamel style…

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Leksie5000
Mar 29, 2016 8:25 am
bugnada
bugnada
28 March 2016

Obscured windows

Obscured windows

Oh well, first in best dressed I suppose! We will just need to put in some glazing to the windows and privacy blinds - problem solved.

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bugnada
Mar 28, 2016 8:14 pm
bugnada
Haji
Haji
28 March 2016

Digital/Electronic Keylock/Deadlocks

Digital/Electronic Keylock/Deadlocks

My wife's saying get 2 as well. I want to see how the first one goes before ordering a second as there's some mixed reviews on Amazon. We should be able to replace a…

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Haji
Mar 28, 2016 12:20 pm
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AceFI
Mar 28, 2016 11:46 am
SHAPECADET77
SHAPECADET77
27 March 2016

Does Anyone Know What This Means?

Does Anyone Know What This Means?

As per Piscean and Bashworth's comments, your builder is simply completing his administration work and when submitting his claim to you, he is stating what he is claiming.…

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SHAPECADET77
Mar 27, 2016 12:24 pm
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
27 March 2016

Neighbor roof is a mix of old asbestos and mould. Impact?

Neighbor roof is a mix of old asbestos and mould. Impact?

Hi, I'm thinking about putting an offer on a house but there is one thing that worries me. The neighbor's roof is very old and if I'm not mistaken (photos attached) is a…

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gaweleczek
Mar 27, 2016 12:21 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 March 2016

DIY EPOXY GARAGE FLOORING

DIY EPOXY GARAGE FLOORING

We're thinking of doing this after we build but two that we have looked at are the Dulux Luxafloor http://www.dulux.com.au/specifier/produ ... e-flooring or maybe even an…

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Stewie D
Mar 26, 2016 8:14 am


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