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faykis
faykis
4 March

Cost of house extension (ground floor only) in greater sydne

Cost of house extension (ground floor only) in greater sydne

Hi guys we have a 3 year old double storey house in sydney. We now want to 1. Either convert the alfresco (has main slap and main roof) into a room, or add an alfresco and…

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faykis
Mar 04, 2021 12:03 am
faykis
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 February

Query regarding the plans - who owns the plan and design

Query regarding the plans - who owns the plan and design

While it's true that the drawings belong to the builder it doesn't necessarily include copyright. Do you have prior art where you sketched or drew what you wanted and…

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ECOECO
Feb 19, 2021 3:27 pm
ECOECO
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 February

Painting a Chalky plaster Ceiling

Painting a Chalky plaster Ceiling

Many years ago I bought a unit on Manly beach in poor condition with flaky ceilings. I consulted a couple of separate painters that had done some work for me doing renos…

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Stewie D
Feb 16, 2021 8:04 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
14 February

How to reduce the size of a hole on a brick wall?

How to reduce the size of a hole on a brick wall?

colorbond flashing beneath the vent and around the penetration. Be sure to seal appropriately.

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Bimbob
Feb 14, 2021 3:56 pm
singalg
singalg
1 February

Crane in the driveway

Crane in the driveway

Thanks for your reply, and i will look at other options if accessible ground is an option. Thanks again!

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singalg
Feb 01, 2021 5:49 pm
FirstHomeBuildA
FirstHomeBuildA
27 January

Our first family home

Our first family home
1, 2

Hi I am building with CSB Homes too. So far we are waiting for the land to register but everything is signed and deposits paid. My experience so far has been 50/50. The…

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FirstHomeBuildA
Jan 27, 2021 8:49 am

Hi everyone, I am starting a KDR in Cumberland council area with Clarendon and have chosen the Leaton for the floor plan. I have decided to narrate my story here if it…

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Train-lhdm
Jan 21, 2021 1:16 pm
done
done
16 January

Contact with private Certifier

Contact with private Certifier
1, 2

Yeah, we need to get a building consultant. Have been trying to find one by word of mouth, but no one seems to have anyone they would recommend.

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done
Jan 16, 2021 9:07 pm
Berek
Berek
16 January

HELP ADVICE NEEDED - 137B report for kitchen renovations

HELP ADVICE NEEDED - 137B report for kitchen renovations

Had to read the link :-) I’d argue that the time frame for the kitchen is past and the value of the laundry is less than the minimum trade cost.

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Berek
Jan 16, 2021 8:19 pm
kalisiri
kalisiri
11 January

Transplanting a tree

Transplanting a tree

Hi Stewie, Thanks for the response. The magnolia is around 6m tall with around 3m canopy. The Camelia is around 7.5m tall with around 4 m canopy. Thanks Kalidas

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kalisiri
Jan 11, 2021 1:52 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 January

wainscoting wall panel boards

wainscoting wall panel boards

The face of MDF is pretty smooth but so can gyprock if it is sanded and painted well. You will spend a lot more time filling and sanding the beading, crown mould and…

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Stewie D
Jan 08, 2021 8:01 am
a_minnie
a_minnie
2 January

plasterboard vs Durra panels for internal walls

plasterboard vs Durra panels for internal walls

Bump... did you end up using the durra panels? I'm considering them for my build and would love to know how you found them?

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a_minnie
Jan 02, 2021 9:20 am
a_minnie
McM_17
McM_17
30 December 2020

Regency Homes - Kirwan Qld

Regency Homes - Kirwan Qld

And Belair Homes & integral building solutions

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McM_17
Dec 30, 2020 10:47 pm
Sundayone
Sundayone
27 December 2020

Portofino

Portofino

Hi there, Wondering if anyone is building the Portofino and how it’s going. Many thanks

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Sundayone
Dec 27, 2020 4:13 pm
zyaree
zyaree
27 December 2020

Complying development approval help please

Complying development approval help please

Hi Rhetti, Thank you so much for your reply and apologies for the incomplete information. It's residential zone in Sydney south west area and family room area was…

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zyaree
Dec 27, 2020 9:09 am
Mel13
Mel13
12 December 2020

Anyone building or built with Better Built Homes?

Anyone building or built with Better Built Homes?

Suggest A1a homes in Melbourne, they do impressive builds

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Mel13
Dec 12, 2020 7:35 am
Birdz
Birdz
4 December 2020

Colour bond fence

Colour bond fence

Of cource, you can. But I think it could turn into ping pong finally

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Birdz
Dec 04, 2020 4:05 pm
the_doesnotexist
the_doesnotexist
29 November 2020

Pre-demolition : which items would you sell? where?

Pre-demolition : which items would you sell? where?

Note that some demo companies will do a cheaper quote based on what they can sell/use so check that option out. Another option could be to take pics and post on fb marketplace

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the_doesnotexist
Nov 29, 2020 4:34 pm
alexp79
alexp79
25 November 2020

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 2020

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
MelandBlitz
MelandBlitz
16 November 2020

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

­­­­­­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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 October 2020

Walk through internals

Walk through internals

Can't see any of the photos. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 12, 2020 5:32 pm
bashworth
bashworth
7 October 2020

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 2020

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
Philip_Green
Philip_Green
25 September 2020

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

Such a good point

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

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 2020

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 2020

Textualise bathroom wall

Textualise bathroom wall

Right. Thanks chippy!

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

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 2020

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
jrgoat991
jrgoat991
16 August 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 July 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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
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SaveH2O
Jul 17, 2020 4:08 pm
SaveH2O
northern pie
northern pie
12 July 2020

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
philbert83
philbert83
4 July 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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

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