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GLO
GLO
17 March

Ladder for 2 storey home

Ladder for 2 storey home

Thanks StructuralBIMGuy, The one I’m eyeing off is the Little Giant 17, it looks identical to your Werner even in functionality and rated to 150kg too. Have you…

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GLO
Mar 17, 2019 7:20 am
Plcnewhome
Plcnewhome
16 March

Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.

Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.
1, 2

Building inspector, congrats on starting the thread. I have a house under construction - or in theory under construction - as the builder has stopped work because I…

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Plcnewhome
Mar 16, 2019 11:58 pm
Ardo
Ardo
6 March

Painting Wainscoting

Painting Wainscoting

For me, and I’m an internet certified professional in every area including decorating, I would think a low sheen or semi gloss would be what I would paint it. Gloss is…

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Ardo
Mar 06, 2019 8:02 pm
star3
star3
28 February

good and affordable builder in sydney; not project home!

good and affordable builder in sydney; not project home!

stay away from sett homes built with them 5 years ago and work is so bad. too many issues to list

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star3
Feb 28, 2019 5:24 am
ratna
ratna
25 February

Sydney: custom designed house, builder to Lock Up stage

Sydney: custom designed house, builder to Lock Up stage

Hi, I am looking for the same.. based in Thornleigh, please let me know if you managed to get someone. Thanks in advance

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ratna
Feb 25, 2019 10:20 pm
nikhilkr2019
nikhilkr2019
21 February

Covering storm water easement in backyard

Covering storm water easement in backyard

There is a 1000x300mm storm water easement in the top right corner of my backyard. As part of leveling the lot, current opening of that has to go 300mm down the new level.…

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nikhilkr2019
Feb 21, 2019 9:02 am
westbourne
westbourne
18 February

Must final payment be paid before handover?

Must final payment be paid before handover?

Thanks for your suggestion. This would be my final step. I emailed to the Head of Construction Department. He agreed to let me to perform a pre-handover inspection…

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westbourne
Feb 18, 2019 8:35 am
alexp79
alexp79
16 February

Building Healthy Buildings

Building Healthy Buildings

I recently ran across a book called "Breathing Walls: A Biological Approach to Healthy Building Envelope Design And Construction" (

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alexp79
Feb 16, 2019 6:17 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
16 February

Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

There will always be gaps. Smaller ones probably cause even more headaches. Larger ones as least u can have some stick to get things out. Regardless a lesson to…

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MyFirst
Feb 16, 2019 10:48 am
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WowBingo
Feb 12, 2019 7:59 pm
westbourne
westbourne
10 February

Is the Tender fee refundable if accepted?

Is the Tender fee refundable if accepted?

Thanks for prompt response. I don't the tender fee as a deposit" on my contract.

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westbourne
Feb 10, 2019 10:13 am
youngone
youngone
8 February

Austral brick cream

Austral brick cream

Hi my first post here. Deposit paid in Macdonald Jones Bronte. We are looking for a cream brick with off white mortar so as to replicate rendered or bagged…

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youngone
Feb 08, 2019 7:33 am
Lilac
Lilac
3 February

Blue Feature Wall recommendations - Kids bedroom

Blue Feature Wall recommendations - Kids bedroom

Hi I need to choose a feature wall colour and wanting a really nice deep blue (Navy). It’s for both my son’s bedrooms and all other walls are in Dulux Tranquil…

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Lilac
Feb 03, 2019 10:45 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 January

On Site Detention - Charged Line?

On Site Detention - Charged Line?

I take it that all downpipes are diverted to the tanks. Why does the tank's overflow pipe have to go to a "control pit" when the overflow water has come from the tank…

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SaveH2O
Jan 27, 2019 10:28 am
SaveH2O
rrajm
rrajm
21 January

Metricon Timber Staircase finish wearing away

Metricon Timber Staircase finish wearing away

Hi All, We are buying a Metricon house with a timber staircase. The house isn't very old but the timber staircase/handrails is already showing wear with the…

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rrajm
Jan 21, 2019 8:53 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
21 January

Landscaping quote! Help!

Landscaping quote! Help!

Do what Joker has suggested... That's how I had got mine. (Not in your area)

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IamSAM
Jan 21, 2019 10:55 am
IamSAM
jayasooriah
jayasooriah
13 January

Wisdom Homes/Sydney Electrical Group : NESS Alarm Pricing

Wisdom Homes/Sydney Electrical Group : NESS Alarm Pricing

Hello everyone, If anyone had a home built by Wisdom Homes and NESS alarms installed by Sydney Electrical Group, I like to know how much they quoted you for additional…

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jayasooriah
Jan 13, 2019 11:36 am
chippy
chippy
3 January

Screen Door doesn't get closed fully

Screen Door doesn't get closed fully

Just try backing of the closer. On the end of the closer that attaches to the door is a screw. Try undoing it a quarter turn at a time. The more you undo it the harder…

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chippy
Jan 03, 2019 1:18 am
chippy

Where this moisture coming from and how to fix it?

Where this moisture coming from and how to fix it?

From what you said and photo of the view through the window (and older style cornice) you have standard construction older home with eaves. Fascia and gutter are…

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building-expert
Jan 02, 2019 7:41 am
building-expert
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Ducan Trading
Dec 29, 2018 12:07 pm
Ducan Trading
Melos
Melos
21 December 2018

Copyright infringement?

Copyright infringement?

If it’s a da they should be on councils website

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Melos
Dec 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Sethor
Sethor
14 December 2018

Lock up payment

Lock up payment

Also note if your build is financed your bank will have a lock up valuation done when payment is requested.

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Sethor
Dec 14, 2018 1:46 pm
chippy
chippy
11 December 2018

Mirror installation

Mirror installation

Just use wall mates. Follow the directions and it will work a treat

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chippy
Dec 11, 2018 9:15 pm
chippy
Melos
Melos
25 November 2018

Advice for floor plan - inner city family home

Advice for floor plan - inner city family home

Can you post your current floor plan? We gave a local builder who basically adds two bedrooms and a bathroom (or more if you want it) as a second floor in such a way that…

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Melos
Nov 25, 2018 8:25 am
Monkey55
Monkey55
23 November 2018

Which flower plants to add here?

Which flower plants to add here?

Kangaroo paw are a nice, low maintenance option.

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Monkey55
Nov 23, 2018 9:22 am
Becs Coral
Becs Coral
14 November 2018

Fencing dispute.

Fencing dispute.

Hi Becs, would the name of that unmentioned suburb commence with a "C"?

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Becs Coral
Nov 14, 2018 7:26 pm
Becs Coral
Nasreen45
Nasreen45
5 November 2018

Waiting to Start

Waiting to Start

We are waiting to for Construction to start. they have told us construction will commence in November. I don't understand why did CDC took 4 and half months to approve my…

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Nasreen45
Nov 05, 2018 8:51 pm
kks
kks
30 October 2018

Freebies and Upgrades

Freebies and Upgrades

I learnt all I know about negating with builders from buying second-hand cars on Parramatta Road. :-)

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kks
Oct 30, 2018 4:21 pm
Vimmela
Vimmela
29 October 2018

Installation

Installation

Do you know of someone who can install tin metal splashback inexpensively? Vimmela

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Vimmela
Oct 29, 2018 9:44 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
15 October 2018

Hello all

Hello all

Hi, good luck with your build. DO mention more details about the location (stage 3 of what/where?)so that others who are in the area can provide appropriate comments. It…

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IamSAM
Oct 15, 2018 2:06 pm
IamSAM

Glass windows and doors always get dirty easily, and always subject to the environmental elements. You have to clean it more often than not, it is easy and you don’t…

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AnnaGEM
Oct 12, 2018 2:30 pm
AnnaGEM
AnnaGEM
AnnaGEM
9 October 2018

Let's Talk About Flyscreens

Let's Talk About Flyscreens

Hi , Thank you for pointing out this mistake we have updated it and…

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AnnaGEM
Oct 09, 2018 10:38 am
AnnaGEM
Netty
Netty
7 October 2018

Night sky colourbond - White vertical board cladding

Night sky colourbond - White vertical board cladding

I love the black and white and am considering that on my house. A very fresh look, in my opinion. Can I ask what cladding you have used on your back studio?

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Netty
Oct 07, 2018 9:52 pm
Planet Sun
Planet Sun
29 September 2018

Plaster skimming walls?

Plaster skimming walls?

Has anyone in WA had the Gypsum Multifinish Plaster applied to their house? If so, did it cost more, what was the finish line, are you happy with it? I REALLY dislike…

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Planet Sun
Sep 29, 2018 3:09 pm
Planet Sun
ligongl
ligongl
28 September 2018

Design Ideas for uPVC Windows and Doors

Design Ideas for uPVC Windows and Doors

Apparently its widely used in US, Europe and more importantly middle east - which should be a testament for surviving the extreme…

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ligongl
Sep 28, 2018 11:29 pm
ligongl

When renovating or building a new home, it is…

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AnnaGEM
Sep 17, 2018 3:36 pm
AnnaGEM
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Thilton01
Sep 11, 2018 9:51 am
Dani07
Dani07
29 August 2018

Those with septic tanks...

Those with septic tanks...

I have recently got onto this range of septic safe products which is Aussie made and they ship all over Australia. I started on their N-Zyme for the septic itself and…

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Dani07
Aug 29, 2018 10:39 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 August 2018

Gutters and downpipe requirements

Gutters and downpipe requirements

It comes under AS/NZS 3500.3 Stormwater Drainage, not AS/NZS 3500.2 Do you know what sarking is? If there is a downpipe discharging water through a spreader…

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SaveH2O
Aug 18, 2018 8:18 pm
SaveH2O
Anne.agland
Anne.agland
11 July 2018

Cosmic Aura Splashback McDonald Jones Homes Oak Flats NSW

Cosmic Aura Splashback McDonald Jones Homes Oak Flats NSW

Hi Jemma, I actually think I may have the same issue as you. My colour scheme is greys/white and thought I had picked a light grey splashback. The one supplied looks more…

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Anne.agland
Jul 11, 2018 11:54 pm
philbert83
philbert83
10 July 2018

pet door

pet door

As an update, we swapped the 'win21' door for Corinthian's 'Backdoor No.6' which is stained wood on the bottom and glass on the top. I hope that this will be easier to cut…

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philbert83
Jul 10, 2018 11:30 pm
Kylie15
Kylie15
6 July 2018

Attached granny flat with new build

Attached granny flat with new build

Hi, we are planning our build and would like to incorporate an attached (under the same roof) granny flat to rent out in the short term and house family in down the track…

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Kylie15
Jul 06, 2018 12:13 pm
alexp79
alexp79
27 June 2018

Metal Roof Tiles

Metal Roof Tiles

Hi, Has anyone been using Metal Roof Tiles for their builds, e.g. similar to http://www.met-tile.com.au/? They look so much better than galvanized Colorbond roofs. …

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alexp79
Jun 27, 2018 7:17 pm

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