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Christoshizz
Christoshizz
12 October 2016

Need some advice - Brick wall to the boundary

Need some advice - Brick wall to the boundary

Hello. If I was you, you should be getting in touch with THEIR building surveyor. They should have issued you with a protection works notice if building near the boundary.

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Christoshizz
Oct 12, 2016 5:35 pm
Christoshizz
callmeal
callmeal
12 October 2016

Is it possible to move a granny flat?

Is it possible to move a granny flat?

We build a lovely granny flat in our back yard. Now we are looking to knock down and rebuild the main house, and the granny flat might be in the way. Does anybody know if…

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callmeal
Oct 12, 2016 9:31 am
Lodzau
Lodzau
12 October 2016

HOUSE AND LAND SUGGESTION

HOUSE AND LAND SUGGESTION

I agree with Rocchet on some things. Would you rather a bigger house on a smaller block or vice versa. And the cost for me is a big thing. Can you afford repayments if…

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Lodzau
Oct 12, 2016 9:16 am
Aba121012
Aba121012
12 October 2016

Advice on Double Story vs Single Story?

Advice on Double Story vs Single Story?

Site costs included, but no driveway or blinds.

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Aba121012
Oct 12, 2016 7:04 am
Aba121012
Rocchet
Rocchet
11 October 2016

Blue or Charcoal mosaic POOL waterline tiles?? PLEASE HELP!

Blue or Charcoal mosaic POOL waterline tiles?? PLEASE HELP!

I personally.prefer the charcoal. I like the blended colours in it....but both would look great.

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Rocchet
Oct 11, 2016 11:49 pm
swiftsport
swiftsport
11 October 2016

Oracle Homes - Bush Variation additional cost

Oracle Homes - Bush Variation additional cost

Shelley this would pretty much rule out all your windows as these days most of windows will be above 400mm. This however leaves all your doors, front , rear, alfresco and…

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swiftsport
Oct 11, 2016 8:58 pm
Mec06
Mec06
11 October 2016

Timber stacker issue..

Timber stacker issue..

Hi all, We had our tender appointment today, which was all smooth except for an issue we've now discovered with our stacker doors... We had chosen timber stacker after…

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Mec06
Oct 11, 2016 6:27 pm
Mec06
Rochelle-1212
Rochelle-1212
10 October 2016

Montgomery Homes Feedback and Opinions

Montgomery Homes Feedback and Opinions

Hi, We will be neighbours then! We brought later then everyone else as well. Everything has gone through really quickly for us too! We firstly choose Avalon 211 and made…

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Rochelle-1212
Oct 10, 2016 10:19 pm
radiuz
radiuz
9 October 2016

Extend passage for privacy

Extend passage for privacy

Babies are only small for a very small period of time and usually the more noise they get used to the better they will sleep. If you can swap your baby into bedroom 2 and…

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radiuz
Oct 09, 2016 4:24 pm
Henrytheoct
Henrytheoct
8 October 2016

Wall mount entertainment unit

Wall mount entertainment unit

Hello and thank you for your time, I'm new to this site and found this through google search hoping some of you knowledgeable people may be able to help. I have an IKEA…

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Henrytheoct
Oct 08, 2016 9:15 pm
Lexh
Lexh
8 October 2016

House and land package - trend connection - Cobbitty

House and land package - trend connection - Cobbitty

Hi, we are about to put a holding deposit on a house and land package with Trend Connection and just want to hear from people who built with them and their experiences…

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Lexh
Oct 08, 2016 9:11 pm
Lexh
ItalianGal
ItalianGal
8 October 2016

Front ENTRY door - Which design looks the best- 1, 2 or 3 ?

Front ENTRY door - Which design looks the best- 1, 2 or 3 ?

I just ordered door 1 - with tough translucent glass :)) with 2 glass side panels on both sides

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ItalianGal
Oct 08, 2016 8:59 am
ItalianGal
mb21
mb21
8 October 2016

Joist in the way!!!

Joist in the way!!!

Can you not have a base and use the tiled area with a smart time waste then screen around? We did it like that with a square waste in the centre of the main bathroom and…

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mb21
Oct 08, 2016 8:28 am
Ladybugs2
Ladybugs2
7 October 2016

Ashford, Huxley question

Ashford, Huxley question

Thank so much for your replies, We got our solicitor onto it and she did a lot of research and checks on the company, turns out they are not a company and not ran by the…

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Ladybugs2
Oct 07, 2016 7:19 pm
Ladybugs2
ZoePerth
ZoePerth
7 October 2016

Help! What colour render?

Help! What colour render?

If we were having a light coloured roof like surfmist I'd prefer similar light soft colours for the render, like washed out sun bleached kind of shades of cream and creamy greys.

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ZoePerth
Oct 07, 2016 11:17 am
Narrewarren01
Narrewarren01
6 October 2016

Water Leak During construction of new home

Water Leak During construction of new home

Jokers are you recommending a unregistered person with no legal qualifications to advise on water leaks?

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Narrewarren01
Oct 06, 2016 6:50 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
6 October 2016

Sharp and Howell

Sharp and Howell

What do you expect from a consultant that is employed by the builder to say..,.? Your own independent structural engineer with now need to check the wall components in…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 06, 2016 9:10 am
StructuralBIMGuy

I'm not sure if the ones we get in Vic are made in SA but I am looking at using Biscotti too. Austral gave me a list and I could drive around and look at finished houses.

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cant decide
Oct 06, 2016 8:56 am
AGJC08
AGJC08
5 October 2016

Liveable Shed

Liveable Shed

Hi, Has anyone gone down the path of building a Liveable Shed/House Shed? Would love to hear from you! Thanks

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AGJC08
Oct 05, 2016 3:22 pm
IslaWright
IslaWright
3 October 2016

Tarracotta roof tiles

Tarracotta roof tiles

Hi, we have recently redone our roof using terracotta tiles and could't be more happy. You just have to keep in mind that you need to have them properly installed. We got…

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IslaWright
Oct 03, 2016 6:38 pm
IslaWright
loujer
loujer
3 October 2016

Shower water has changed from hot to warm

Shower water has changed from hot to warm

After changing washers on leaking shower taps, the hot water tap distributes lukewarm water now. The other room's shower and all the wash hand basins in the house have…

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loujer
Oct 03, 2016 2:42 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 October 2016

Need Advice on possibilities and problems of renovations.

Need Advice on possibilities and problems of renovations.

As per what SBG says above, a structural engineer would be the best person to take a look at this place. Before you get them to do an inspection I'd see about getting as…

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Stewie D
Oct 03, 2016 8:30 am
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Kristy1234
Sep 28, 2016 11:18 pm
tinvan
tinvan
28 September 2016

Council's requirements to construct an access road NSW

Council's requirements to construct an access road NSW

We purchased a block of land that is a one of four identical lot. To get to our lot, there is an unsealed road from the main road which passes by 3 other lots. None of the…

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tinvan
Sep 28, 2016 7:31 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 September 2016

radical idea for deck rejuvenation Thoughts please.

radical idea for deck rejuvenation Thoughts please.

Horses for courses. I prefer to use a good grade construction adhesive like Sikkaflex where glue is needed and only use Silicon where a sealant is necessary. I must admit…

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Stewie D
Sep 28, 2016 1:29 pm
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
27 September 2016

Binding a carpet

Binding a carpet

G'day bashworth, Thank you, now I understand. I have to go to town today so I will purchase some Hot Glue. Thank you very much for your help. Cheers Perry

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Perry the Pom
Sep 27, 2016 6:50 am
Perry the Pom

Off white mortar. It starts of more of a sandy colour and over time becomes lighter however not the same as the look of the display houses. Site supervisor says colours…

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eclipse.lyn
Sep 26, 2016 5:00 pm
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
26 September 2016

Painting a Concrete Water Tank

Painting a Concrete Water Tank

G'day Bpratt, Thank you for your reply. The guy at Bunnings told me that there will be some specials on old stock Exterior Paint coming soon. He will phone me as soon as…

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Perry the Pom
Sep 26, 2016 9:12 am
Perry the Pom
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
25 September 2016

Water leak

Water leak

My first one was high - but we filled the pool.

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Saint Mike
Sep 25, 2016 4:59 pm
Saint Mike
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
24 September 2016

Bee Hive Paint

Bee Hive Paint

G'day Guys, Thank you for your replies. I have almost finished repainting all my hives. I did well. I went to the Recycling Depot. A heap of paint was there. I…

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Perry the Pom
Sep 24, 2016 7:10 am
Perry the Pom
Macop
Macop
23 September 2016

Road access handle

Road access handle

Hello Hoping someone here can help. I have a development consent with the following clause that relates to a road in a small rural subdivision: The type 1…

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Macop
Sep 23, 2016 9:14 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
23 September 2016

Render - will too Rockcote dry lighter?

Render - will too Rockcote dry lighter?

A bit alarmed- and although I'm sure it will turn out fine- house was rendered base coat yesterday and the coloured top Coat was applied today. It was done with Rockcote…

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MrsJM
Sep 23, 2016 6:27 pm
MrsJM
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
23 September 2016

Replace roof and change roofline?

Replace roof and change roofline?

Hi simnapted, You must first get a designer who understands roof shapes and roof construction and in particular the Light Timber Framing Code (Residential Timber Framing…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 23, 2016 4:18 pm
helenn82
helenn82
23 September 2016

Triangle shaped block

Triangle shaped block

Thanks ddarroch. Yes my husband found the site the other night and was very impressed with the information provided.

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helenn82
Sep 23, 2016 1:47 pm
simnatped
simnatped
23 September 2016

Colorbond Shale Grey for weatherboards?

Colorbond Shale Grey for weatherboards?

Does anyone know of a house painted in Colorbond Shale Grey in the south Brisbane region? (Or northside if not too far from the city). Would love to actually see that…

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simnatped
Sep 23, 2016 11:32 am
mack042
mack042
22 September 2016

How much compensation should I ask for

How much compensation should I ask for
1, 2, 3

Not mixed up, that's where you have taken me. :wink: Anyway nice chat Ponzu. Good luck with it all yhfg27, I hope you get a fair result from this.

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mack042
Sep 22, 2016 9:15 pm
bashworth
bashworth
21 September 2016

External Taps Height

External Taps Height

I have found most taps too low (around 600mm) I'd agree 900-1000mm would be best.

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bashworth
Sep 21, 2016 11:23 pm
bashworth
jas0nt
jas0nt
21 September 2016

Place to dumb Garbage?

Place to dumb Garbage?

Spam knows no limits.

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jas0nt
Sep 21, 2016 10:12 pm

Hi, Just wondering if anyone could recommend or is a cabinet maker that could build a floating desk for a study in the northern suburbs of Melbourne (DOREEN)? Looking to…

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kateebee
Sep 21, 2016 1:01 pm
kateebee
johnreynolds
johnreynolds
20 September 2016

Furniture Movers Melbourne

Furniture Movers Melbourne

You may find some people to contact on this site... http://www.ozremovals.com.au/furniture-removalists/melbourne-vic

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johnreynolds
Sep 20, 2016 11:37 am
JordanT
JordanT
19 September 2016

Big tiles

Big tiles

As others have mentioned; the larger tiles are heavier and, more often than not, the installers will charge you extra to handle them. That having been I've recently seen a…

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JordanT
Sep 19, 2016 5:27 pm
JordanT
bg100
bg100
19 September 2016

Sydney Geotechnical Engineers - Any recommendations?

Sydney Geotechnical Engineers - Any recommendations?

A structural engineer should know a geotech. Did you ask him? He has actually done most of his work with larger companies who have already organised…

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bg100
Sep 19, 2016 4:44 pm
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liam.margaret
Sep 19, 2016 3:05 pm
incurl
incurl
19 September 2016

Builders payment schedule and amounts

Builders payment schedule and amounts

Thanks for the replies. So what kind of figures % would you say is reasonable?

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incurl
Sep 19, 2016 2:23 pm
Gravy
Gravy
19 September 2016

Help with stat dec - list of authorized witnesses for land s

Help with stat dec - list of authorized witnesses for land s

Hi. I am wondering if anyone knows the answer to this question. I just had my transfer of land documents signed and my conveyancers have emailed me back saying I used an…

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Gravy
Sep 19, 2016 2:17 pm
Gravy
qebtel
qebtel
19 September 2016

Builders markup%

Builders markup%
1, 2

Ive said all I need to say here and dont want to get too off topic, but just on these two points bookkeeping in a basic sense of recording your…

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qebtel
Sep 19, 2016 11:26 am


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