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alexp79
alexp79
25 November

Autumn color schemes to rejuvenate your interior design?

Autumn color schemes to rejuvenate your interior design?

not bad, but this white skirting is somewhat... excessive/out of style

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alexp79
Nov 25, 2020 8:26 pm
darthius
darthius
25 November

Hoot Homes

Hoot Homes

Our build has been pretty quick. We started on 1st of August and they are doing wet area tiling now and the only items remaining after that would be: - Paint -…

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darthius
Nov 25, 2020 10:49 am
drie
drie
17 November

Those with septic tanks...

Those with septic tanks...

There's a new type of septic treatment product that's great for getting rid of and blockages. You can find them at

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drie
Nov 17, 2020 7:39 pm
MelandBlitz
MelandBlitz
16 November

Clueless and Confused

Clueless and Confused

Hello everyone I'm a long time lurker first time poster! :-B I purchased my home 18 months ago and am now ready to renovate / extend / lanscape - the whole sha-bang! It's a…

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MelandBlitz
Nov 16, 2020 1:33 pm
MelandBlitz
SejaeD
SejaeD
8 November

Contact with private Certifier

Contact with private Certifier
1, 2

Thanks for this great post clarifying the Victorian system. Its fantastic that we have some really awesome experts on here to help teach us all. have a great weekend

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SejaeD
Nov 08, 2020 1:41 pm
SejaeD

­­­­­­Hi A couple of things to think about: Whether there is a recognised easement or not, there will still be restrictions/guidelines on what can be built near…

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worldofmud
Nov 08, 2020 12:18 am
aussieta
aussieta
4 November

Product changes

Product changes

we were stooged on our build contract says xyz doors etc, which were not what was on display home when we complained they said "your contract specifies xyz doors not the…

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aussieta
Nov 04, 2020 1:03 pm
aussieta
AvaG
AvaG
16 October

Cracked roof tiles

Cracked roof tiles

Thanks Stewie, we’ll see what Boral and the home builder say.

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AvaG
Oct 16, 2020 8:19 am
Feffa federica
Feffa federica
14 October

How much is my land worth?

How much is my land worth?

Thank you everyone for you it answers!

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Feffa federica
Oct 14, 2020 9:52 am
bashworth
bashworth
7 October

Sewer line clips the corner of the house - risks?

Sewer line clips the corner of the house - risks?

If the build over was properly dealt with at the time the risk of future pipe breakage is very small. Also the risk that the sewer may have to be dug up is low. With…

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bashworth
Oct 07, 2020 10:04 am
bashworth
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 October

How to get through Final OC with artificial turf

How to get through Final OC with artificial turf

But it's not natural vegetation is it ? Otherwise we'd see people putting in artificial turf and plastic shrubs. Low maintenance for sure but not what the town planners…

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Stewie D
Oct 02, 2020 4:19 pm
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Philip_Green
Sep 25, 2020 4:39 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 September

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole
1, 2

When our WSC lodged our drawings with them we had a reply within a couple of weeks. Stewie

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Stewie D
Sep 16, 2020 9:41 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 September

Builders salary

Builders salary

You're a surveyor yet you don't know? :shock:

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SaveH2O
Sep 15, 2020 8:39 pm
SaveH2O
3simon
3simon
11 September

Textualise bathroom wall

Textualise bathroom wall

Right. Thanks chippy!

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3simon
Sep 11, 2020 12:05 pm
John0322
John0322
4 September

Concrete path around house

Concrete path around house

Is this still preferred? 75mm of slab exposed from the finished heigh of concrete footpath? And concrete footpath is 50mm of compacted roadbase + 100mm concrete slab?…

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John0322
Sep 04, 2020 4:02 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 August

Stormwater pipe repair before concreting

Stormwater pipe repair before concreting

It's good. I would never specift the use of flimsy SN2 pvc stormwater pipe in a charged system but it is probably included in the specs. Not impressed with the angle…

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SaveH2O
Aug 30, 2020 10:47 am
SaveH2O
Speakers
Speakers
25 August

Anyone building or built with Better Built Homes?

Anyone building or built with Better Built Homes?

Hi Lazychef, Have you made progress with the process? Could you please share your experience since the last post? Cheers

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Speakers
Aug 25, 2020 9:10 am
jrgoat991
jrgoat991
16 August

Draftsman recommendations please

Draftsman recommendations please

Hi all I am now looking to proceed to CC drawings and am after a highly skilled draftsman, preferably with a focus on Australian colonial heritage designs. Thanks very…

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jrgoat991
Aug 16, 2020 4:46 pm
GrahamB
GrahamB
11 August

DA/CDC costs in Cumberland council

DA/CDC costs in Cumberland council

Including all approvals, plans, reports, design etc you would need 6 months and $20k

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GrahamB
Aug 12, 2020 12:10 am
forrestmount
forrestmount
10 August

water Leak - Is It Considered Major Defect

water Leak - Is It Considered Major Defect

It is my experience no the builder is not liable. He would have had the fix the tile (rectify poor workmanship) but the damage caused is your issue. I personally cannot…

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forrestmount
Aug 10, 2020 10:33 pm
Almay
Almay
10 August

Mortar defect damage

Mortar defect damage

Hi, how the story finished? Looks worrisome :\

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Almay
Aug 10, 2020 1:09 am
d@n
d@n
5 August

Floor Plan Feedback

Floor Plan Feedback

Study near the kitchen....bit noisy no? Upstairs walkway between couch and tv not really ideal. Door opening opposite the shower, That would be a bit embarrassing if the…

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d@n
Aug 05, 2020 9:38 pm
Jamesc1668
Jamesc1668
4 August

Cost of remote double garage door

Cost of remote double garage door

Hi Pman. I believe you have done your garage upgrade. Please could you recommend a place for getting a good quote. Thanks in advance James

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Jamesc1668
Aug 04, 2020 1:25 pm

Extended/raised roof legit

Extended/raised roof legit

Hi Pricey102 That Extension is non compliant consult with your Council Building Surveyor They will require you to have the trusses certified by a Structural Engineer…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 29, 2020 9:37 am
StructuralBIMGuy
arcadelt
arcadelt
20 July

Defect causing loud sound

Defect causing loud sound

Our roof does this, although it’s somewhat less distracting. Metal things expand and contract as a result of temperature fluctuations more than masonry things do.…

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arcadelt
Jul 20, 2020 5:28 pm
power tool
power tool
19 July

Makita Or Milwaukee combo kit

Makita Or Milwaukee combo kit

I want to buy a combo kit for my work, which type drill press good for my work, And which brand combo kit well, now, where will buy from. if if you know you can talk here.

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power tool
Jul 19, 2020 3:58 pm
yoyoboi
yoyoboi
18 July

Atrium Box Hill NSW

Atrium Box Hill NSW

Has anyone bought land from Atrium Box Hill in NSW ? I put a deposit on a land there and understand registration is due in March next year.

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yoyoboi
Jul 18, 2020 7:00 pm
alexp79
alexp79
17 July

Higher Pressure Hot Water

Higher Pressure Hot Water

you would probably need manifold system to control flow rate

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alexp79
Jul 17, 2020 8:03 pm

Extension v.s. KDNR increase your house value(land excl.)?

Extension v.s. KDNR increase your house value(land excl.)?

hi , I am new here, and just started my journey. We have a 930qm land in upper north kuringai council on a 1~1.5m sideway fall land. Our land is pretty good, not many…

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northern pie
Jul 13, 2020 12:12 am

pet door

pet door

More updates - the builder stuffed up and installed the win21 door and it was too late to change. The toughened glass wasn’t able to be cut - could have got another bit…

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philbert83
Jul 04, 2020 11:50 am
chippy
chippy
1 July

Buying a property, neighbor has pipes overhanging

Buying a property, neighbor has pipes overhanging

Hi adjwhite86 Yes you can build on the boundary line (usually 20mm inside) and it's called zero lot. However you can't then run pipes along the outside. The only way to…

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chippy
Jul 01, 2020 11:22 pm
chippy
JanePart
JanePart
30 June

Building Contract Help

Building Contract Help

Hi Kumar, We had a long delay in council. Once approval finalised about 4 weeks to start on site. We finally started last week and it’s been a hive of activity on…

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JanePart
Jun 30, 2020 11:17 pm
GrahamB
GrahamB
19 June

Charged Stormwater System

Charged Stormwater System

If it was originally a charged line, it no longer is, if he has tapped into it, where does the agg line go to?

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GrahamB
Jun 20, 2020 12:21 am
theshack
theshack
7 June

Hoist in a garage of a new build and waffle pods

Hoist in a garage of a new build and waffle pods

Until I see actual evidence of a waffle slab failing due to jacking up a car I'm calling this out as an urban myth. A car hoist is a different story. You are going to…

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theshack
Jun 07, 2020 9:53 pm
pattycake
pattycake
6 June

Withers On The Park

Withers On The Park

Hi SydSR, I have bought land here too! Would be good to get to know our neighbours! Thanks, Pat

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pattycake
Jun 06, 2020 3:23 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
31 May

How to repair this door before painting

How to repair this door before painting

They look like a nice set of doors that with a bit of TLC and a few coats of paint will give your good service for many years to come.

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arcadelt
May 31, 2020 1:34 pm
Mirrmu83
Mirrmu83
26 May

Ideas to revamp a bagging render wall

Ideas to revamp a bagging render wall

The photos look like it's just been bagged with a cement mixture. If that is sound then you could render over that then paint.

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Mirrmu83
May 26, 2020 7:08 pm
One
One
20 May

...

...

We have had our independent inspection done at practical completion. Just to double check everything is completed accordingly, we were thinking of having the independent…

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One
May 20, 2020 8:04 am

New member

New member

And that's the place, viewforum.php?f=26

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GGeorge551
May 15, 2020 3:48 pm
GGeorge551
alexf40
alexf40
15 May

Plaster skimming walls?

Plaster skimming walls?

There's now an Australian distributor for multi-finish I imagine we'll start to see it used much more over here. Wish it was this easy to get 6 years ago.

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alexf40
May 15, 2020 1:07 pm

It means that all materials where glazing is less than 400mm off the height of the deck (Deck FFL) must be FIre resistance to the standard for a minimum of 200mm

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CF Design
May 09, 2020 3:57 pm
mkaaaay
mkaaaay
29 April

cladding suggestions?

cladding suggestions?

Hi, We have a 10m x 10m outdoor patio roof we need to line the underneath of. Instead of cement sheeting and then painting, we want to replicate the smooth metal…

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mkaaaay
Apr 29, 2020 11:21 pm
chippy
chippy
26 April

Why no need to seal the gaps on the color bond roof?

Why no need to seal the gaps on the color bond roof?

No I don't think it will leak. The whole reason you had the leak was the lack of spreader from the upper roof. The volume and pressure of water that would have come down…

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chippy
Apr 26, 2020 7:37 pm
chippy
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SydSR
Apr 14, 2020 5:13 pm
iwannahouse
iwannahouse
13 April

Sydney building inspector needed

Sydney building inspector needed

Can anyone please recommend a good quality KDR building inspector in Sydney? I had a really bad experience with a Jim's inspector before.

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iwannahouse
Apr 13, 2020 9:13 pm
luxbuild
luxbuild
9 April

PCI during pandemic restrictions and consumer rights?

PCI during pandemic restrictions and consumer rights?

Ah thats excellent and makes it easy to check. and they're less than $5. I see a 2m spirit level is $180 and a 2m straight edge is $43. You could use that with a…

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luxbuild
Apr 09, 2020 12:33 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
30 March

How much does tiling cost? (Al fresco, concrete slab, approx

How much does tiling cost? (Al fresco, concrete slab, approx

Too late, job is already done and paid for ! That was in the ballpark of other quotes I got (but not the cheapest) and they did a good job

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brokenstick
Mar 30, 2020 8:42 am
brokenstick
GrahamB
GrahamB
25 March

Inclusion/studio vouchers - What would you use it for?

Inclusion/studio vouchers - What would you use it for?

I would suggest, especially now , ask around a few stores, email plans and get some quotes, then ask your builder for a price to delete it and do it yourself, only issue…

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GrahamB
Mar 25, 2020 6:41 pm

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