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Chibi Moku
Chibi Moku
6 August 2016

Help with a documentary about sustainability

Help with a documentary about sustainability

So far, we have been getting a great response. Thanks!!!

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Chibi Moku
Aug 06, 2016 3:49 pm
Katechiristin123
Katechiristin123
5 August 2016

Eagle Homes

Eagle Homes

We are having patience just thinking that it is normal to take this amount of time....but three months is too much just for giving a final quotation, isnt it? We are going…

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Katechiristin123
Aug 05, 2016 6:38 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 August 2016

ground water pit

ground water pit

Are you talking about an OSD tank ? Stewie

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Stewie D
Aug 05, 2016 6:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 August 2016

Timber Balcony - Can I concrete it?

Timber Balcony - Can I concrete it?

Hi Ghux Generally engineers don't like using concrete slabs on top of timber (tho formwork is an exception and you can get an idea from how many props are required for…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 05, 2016 9:14 am
StructuralBIMGuy
SileNceR
SileNceR
4 August 2016

Roof noises - brand new build - tiled roof

Roof noises - brand new build - tiled roof

To upload an audio file you're probably best of signing up to soundcloud.com and uploading it there, then share a link here.

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SileNceR
Aug 04, 2016 11:36 pm
B STAR
B STAR
4 August 2016

can you build a 2 storey house wherever you want?

can you build a 2 storey house wherever you want?

No you do not need to get permission to build a two storey house unless there i a caveat on the land or you are building more than one dwelling on the subject land which…

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B STAR
Aug 04, 2016 12:35 pm
Kat_1025
Kat_1025
2 August 2016

Overlooking Window Regulations - VIC

Overlooking Window Regulations - VIC

We have been told by our builder that if there's no house when they get their building certificate then they have built a house that doesn't overlook anything yet so you…

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Kat_1025
Aug 02, 2016 11:31 pm
bashworth
bashworth
2 August 2016

AG Pipe connection

AG Pipe connection

This link will provide you with some more information about silt pits: http://anewhouse.com.au/2014/09/silt-pits/

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bashworth
Aug 02, 2016 5:15 pm
bashworth
karengl64
karengl64
1 August 2016

Quotation Letter of Offer-Same as Building Contract?

Quotation Letter of Offer-Same as Building Contract?

Hi, I decided to phone Company citing under "due Diligence- prior to entering a Contract" made enquiries about Builders Rego Number, if a HIA Member, Insurances etc.…

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karengl64
Aug 01, 2016 4:47 pm
Kathleen79
Kathleen79
31 July 2016

Stormwater Question - Changing Legal Point of Discharge

Stormwater Question - Changing Legal Point of Discharge

Thanks all - we've come to the same conclusion. Would still be interesting to hear from anyone who's done it though. Cheers, - K

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Kathleen79
Jul 31, 2016 1:26 pm
Kathleen79
Joker
Joker
29 July 2016

Cost of wall unit - joinery

Cost of wall unit - joinery

Custom will fit your wall exactly , , and choice of colour is endless, 6metre wall would be $7500-10, 000, depending on material. Should ask in kitchen part of forum.

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Joker
Jul 29, 2016 9:35 pm
renoauction
renoauction
29 July 2016

Gutter Guard Bird Proofing

Gutter Guard Bird Proofing

Yeah plenty of gutter guard companies out there. Look around for quotes. Even available at bunnings.

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renoauction
Jul 29, 2016 1:40 pm
renoauction
renoauction
29 July 2016

Dog door ideas

Dog door ideas

Any ideas to help with a cat flap? It came with the aluminium security door when we bought the place. Unfortunately it does not have any clips to shut it so the lil…

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renoauction
Jul 29, 2016 1:34 pm
scotty221110
scotty221110
29 July 2016

Do think this is reasonable?

Do think this is reasonable?

Surely those rates are for local borrowers in Edmonton Canada - not international lending?

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scotty221110
Jul 29, 2016 10:12 am
surfprado
surfprado
26 July 2016

Builder not repairing defects

Builder not repairing defects

Vcat is a long process, I was hoping for a department that can pull them in line and provide me with my rights under the warranty period

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surfprado
Jul 26, 2016 8:44 pm
surfprado
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
26 July 2016

white house

white house

I want our house to have a white exterior and am looking for paint ideas. Can anyone tell me what white they used? We will have shale grey Colorbond roof and gutters. …

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lazandjohn
Jul 26, 2016 3:38 pm
julia1301
julia1301
25 July 2016

Haymes paint wanting light grey "imagine" Vs "silver screen"

Haymes paint wanting light grey "imagine" Vs "silver screen"

We are halfway through building our house and have chosen Haymes paint "imagine" for the walls and "minimalist" for the architraves, skirting and doors. Our painter has…

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julia1301
Jul 25, 2016 10:07 pm
julia1301
Beazley77
Beazley77
23 July 2016

Public Liability and Construction Insurance

Public Liability and Construction Insurance

You might want to call A broker for this speciality insurance

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Beazley77
Jul 23, 2016 12:30 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
Beazley77
23 July 2016

wall mounted TV units with powerpoint behind.

wall mounted TV units with powerpoint behind.

Thanks think we have changed mind and just going for a floor tv unit instead of mounted. ive been looking at possible ways to run cables behind the wall as it will be…

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Beazley77
Jul 23, 2016 12:30 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
Beazley77
23 July 2016

builders margin

builders margin

12% markup of 25,000 is worked it as Value of margin is 0.12x 25,000 = $3,000 Then to work the gst out on the margin it's 0.1 x 3,000 = 300 Then to work out net % of…

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Beazley77
Jul 23, 2016 12:28 pm
Beazley77
traveln
traveln
22 July 2016

leaking shower and mould

leaking shower and mould

Do a water pressure leak test before cutting holes in anything. Are you in west oz?

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traveln
Jul 23, 2016 12:30 am
traveln
dosai22
dosai22
22 July 2016

Sherridon Homes

Sherridon Homes

So my land got delayed to get titled and I signed a contract for 9 month price freeze and it was 9 months and 2 weeks. Sheridon homes bill me 4K :(...... Honestly can't…

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dosai22
Jul 22, 2016 6:49 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 July 2016

Neighbour's power line crossing my property

Neighbour's power line crossing my property

If it only crosses your property 1m then how is that going to interfere with your new build seeing as most front setbacks are 6m or so ? Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 22, 2016 11:57 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 July 2016

Help cement board used outside is cracking at the seams

Help cement board used outside is cracking at the seams

What product did you use and how big were the sheets ? Some photos would help. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 22, 2016 11:54 am
Howyagoin
Howyagoin
22 July 2016

Brick wall warranty for new house

Brick wall warranty for new house

No trouble, hope all goes well. Let us know how things go if you get a chance

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Howyagoin
Jul 22, 2016 10:34 am
Howyagoin
Howyagoin
21 July 2016

Builders bills

Builders bills

I agree with Stewie, I wouldn't be paying him anything else until he rectifies any issues, or at least makes an effort to and his future work is of a standard you're happy…

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Howyagoin
Jul 21, 2016 2:15 pm
therobdog
therobdog
20 July 2016

Building regulation 418

Building regulation 418

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/ ... /s418.html can anyone elaborate more on this regulation? our proposed plan will require a dispensation application has anyone…

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therobdog
Jul 20, 2016 2:38 pm
cabaron
cabaron
20 July 2016

Silicone and caulk cartridges - help please!

Silicone and caulk cartridges - help please!

Hi all, I'm currently undertaking a project to redesign the way in which caulk and silicone sealant is packaged due to the unsustainable nature of the rigid cartridges…

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cabaron
Jul 20, 2016 6:29 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 July 2016

Slab edge dampness

Slab edge dampness

I deleted my post, disregard what I posted. I enlarged the 3rd photo and thought that it was water pooling against the wall but I realised after enlarging the other 2…

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SaveH2O
Jul 19, 2016 6:33 pm
SaveH2O
kitchen_reno
kitchen_reno
18 July 2016

Kitchen Reno Builder Required

Kitchen Reno Builder Required

Hey just wondering if anyone could recommend a good builder for our kitchen reno? We've ordered the cabinets we just need a builder. We have the structural engineer's…

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kitchen_reno
Jul 18, 2016 1:14 pm
multipurposebloke
multipurposebloke
17 July 2016

QLD Hempcrete

QLD Hempcrete

Hi Guys, has anyone used Hempcrete here? Or even just lived in a hempcrete building? We are considering it in our new house build. Timber frame "American Barn". Thanks…

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multipurposebloke
Jul 17, 2016 1:15 pm
Warrior24
Warrior24
16 July 2016

Wattyl granosite texture soft in rain

Wattyl granosite texture soft in rain

Hi all, I am doing an owner builder and have just had my texture done on the first level. The product used is wattyl granosite and has been applied by reputable trades.…

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Warrior24
Jul 16, 2016 11:43 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 July 2016

Generator issue

Generator issue

Good idea. What's the old expression " You don't need a sledgehammer to crack a peanut " It's also a good idea to have a backup. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 16, 2016 11:44 am
carl [3052418]
carl [3052418]
15 July 2016

Reinforced Concrete

Reinforced Concrete

Cheers for clarifying guys. This is very helpful

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carl [3052418]
Jul 15, 2016 5:26 pm
dosai22
dosai22
14 July 2016

annadale or waratah

annadale or waratah

Hi All tossing where to build my next investment property. Any recommendations on annadale or waratah or something similar? Thanks

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dosai22
Jul 14, 2016 4:34 am
qebtel
qebtel
13 July 2016

gas and electricity providers

gas and electricity providers

Any provider will suit you. You will use and enjoy the electricity, same goes for the gas.

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qebtel
Jul 13, 2016 4:17 pm
Sgene85
Sgene85
12 July 2016

Vermont by porter Davis

Vermont by porter Davis

Hello! No probs! We're still early days so we haven't finalized everything as to what we are going to upgrade. We are meeting PD next month to do selections so I guess we…

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Sgene85
Jul 12, 2016 4:41 pm
Sgene85
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 July 2016

The differences between concrete

The differences between concrete

And to elaborate, the N stands for Normal class and the number is compressive strength - 25mPa etc Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 12, 2016 3:40 pm
Joynz
Joynz
12 July 2016

Help. Want to put a wood board on a bed.

Help. Want to put a wood board on a bed.

At my Bunnings first two cuts are free, then about a dollar each. Very reasonable! It used to be free, but they recently changed this because of people asking them to do…

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Joynz
Jul 12, 2016 8:32 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 July 2016

Should I get rid of my gutter mesh?

Should I get rid of my gutter mesh?

Hahaha. That's not my gutter and it sure ain't me in the photo. It's a great photo though...don't you think?

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SaveH2O
Jul 11, 2016 9:26 pm
SaveH2O
DRock
DRock
11 July 2016

Painting

Painting

When using Oil based paints be sure to let the paint completely dry before completing the next coat as the paint can "bleed".

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DRock
Jul 11, 2016 9:07 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 July 2016

Retaining wall towards read of new build

Retaining wall towards read of new build

Hi Love guru you can do the retaining yourself if its at the rear and away from the building envelope You might also consider steel posts and rails spans 1.80m to 2.4m…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 10, 2016 9:17 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Loveguru
Loveguru
10 July 2016

Some random questions if you can help

Some random questions if you can help

Thanks Stewie. I will check with my builder about insulation before moving forward. Ok good to know that. I will take a look at this too. Good point.

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Loveguru
Jul 10, 2016 11:56 am
Loveguru
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 July 2016

Timber Flooring

Timber Flooring

Polystyrene sheets cut to size and pushed up and secured in place between the floor joists would be the most effective. There are other materials like a reinforced sarking…

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Stewie D
Jul 09, 2016 8:08 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 July 2016

Repairing driveway crossover

Repairing driveway crossover

Looks too far gone in my opinion. Engage a concreter, rip it up and replace it. Simple. Anything else and you are just putting off the inevitable. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 09, 2016 7:57 pm

Cracking Grout

Cracking Grout

There's no mention of it being a masonry wall, or a bathroom, so yes definitely more info required from OP

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1960sModernistHome
Jul 09, 2016 10:05 am
1960sModernistHome
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
8 July 2016

Biscuit Joiner Problem

Biscuit Joiner Problem

G'day Guys, I have taken everything you have told me on board. Thing should work out great thank you for all your advice. We have a Bunnings in Maryborough but they do…

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Perry the Pom
Jul 08, 2016 7:41 am
Perry the Pom
LynneB
LynneB
6 July 2016

Land zoning - open space/Workshop

Land zoning - open space/Workshop

Every council is different. Husband put up a 9 X 7 and 2.7 high and the main restriction was a 2m easement on our back boundary. We could build as close to the other…

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LynneB
Jul 06, 2016 3:26 pm
LynneB
bank
bank
6 July 2016

whos the best value for money house builder in Melbourne?

whos the best value for money house builder in Melbourne?

JGKing have a range of houses called UP collection that are specifically targeted at first home buyers and investors. I don't know much about it but I think the idea is…

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bank
Jul 06, 2016 1:11 pm
bank
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 July 2016

Dryer vent, to under the house!?

Dryer vent, to under the house!?

Like any internal appliance it should be vented to the outside - either through the wall or roof. As per what kb46 says, the humid air will settle on the timber sub-floor…

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Stewie D
Jul 06, 2016 10:04 am


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