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Althom
Althom
30 November

New roof tiles acceptable install?

New roof tiles acceptable install?

You are so right. If a tradie is willing to do a job that complies but still looks like crap then he/she has no right to call themselves a tradie. They are at best a…

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Althom
Nov 30, 2019 10:57 am
Althom
katieo49
katieo49
27 November

Building Contract Help

Building Contract Help

Hi, I have recently decided to build a land and home package with Oracle Platinum Homes in the Hunter Valley. I have been through the Tendor process and have already put…

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katieo49
Nov 27, 2019 11:57 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 November

North Kellyville DCP - voids calculation in site coverage

North Kellyville DCP - voids calculation in site coverage

boneym Welcome to the forum Try (googling) your NSWs residential planning codes LOL. 5% surely you are kidding.....Councils allow for slight variations with…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 25, 2019 8:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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meminiau
Nov 23, 2019 11:18 am
Mr_Ed
Mr_Ed
17 November

Clarendon Doorbell Wiring

Clarendon Doorbell Wiring

Hi all, I built a house in Clarendon’s Box Hill estate in nsw. They all came with identical doorbells and I’m looking into potentially changing mine. In addition to…

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Mr_Ed
Nov 17, 2019 6:53 pm

Hi again all. Some may have seen my other thread regarding my journey into building a new house. Basically, i have purchased a block that's due to title before…

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Bobo5050
Nov 11, 2019 4:33 pm
oatleybuilder
oatleybuilder
9 November

On Site Detention - Charged Line?

On Site Detention - Charged Line?

Hi Rob, how is your build going? We are building in Oatley and have run into problems with our stormwater. In the end, what stormwater plan did you go with and was it…

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oatleybuilder
Nov 09, 2019 1:26 pm
tracyd
tracyd
5 November

North Kellyville Bushfires Prone land? What to expect?

North Kellyville Bushfires Prone land? What to expect?

Hi Faykis I also recently visited that development and am interested in one of the lots. Were you able to find a consultant to provide a helpful report as to precise…

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tracyd
Nov 05, 2019 3:40 pm
SydSR
SydSR
31 October

The Gables Box Hill , Akuna Vista Schofields or New Park Ma

The Gables Box Hill , Akuna Vista Schofields or New Park Ma

Hi , I am thinking to buy a land and came across these three ventures . All three have their pros and cons . can someone who has more knowledge and living in those…

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SydSR
Oct 31, 2019 8:42 pm
voz
voz
31 October

Frames, Timber or Steel ??

Frames, Timber or Steel ??
1, 2

Agree with the above comment. I'm building again and this time steel frame and trusses. Cost is the same - depends on the builder.

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voz
Oct 31, 2019 5:31 pm
ErnErn
ErnErn
23 October

OUR JOURNEY WITH BETTER BUILT HOME

OUR JOURNEY WITH BETTER BUILT HOME

Hi Mander, keep us updated with your build. What's your floor area? Rough estimate of your tender? Thanks

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ErnErn
Oct 23, 2019 10:02 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 October

Meeting Basix

Meeting Basix

Contact the PCA for your build and see what they say. Mind you they might say that it is non-complying but pass it anyway if they were the nominated PCA by the builder. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 14, 2019 1:58 pm
Pulse
Pulse
6 October

DIY paving entertainment area

DIY paving entertainment area

paving is pretty straightforward and longer lasting than decking, decks cannot be close to ground because there is inadequate ventilation which is what your builder said.…

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Pulse
Oct 06, 2019 8:10 am
malypetu
malypetu
1 October

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes

Hi Following on my previous message I've noticed by reading your blog that you have used Houspect Building Inspections, is this…

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malypetu
Oct 01, 2019 11:27 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
25 September

Decisions, Decisions.

Decisions, Decisions.
1, 2, 3

Minor bedrooms are all NW facing, ouch! I certainly wouldn't be putting bedrooms here, as they'll get very hot on summer evenings. I'd be leaving the minor bedrooms out…

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ddarroch
Sep 25, 2019 2:10 pm
simransindhu2001
simransindhu2001
22 September

swimming pool - blacktown council

swimming pool - blacktown council

I have a 300 sqm land in blacktown council on which 200 sqm double storey house is built. can i build a swimming pool, what are the rules?

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simransindhu2001
Sep 22, 2019 9:51 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 September

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole

As per your other post Steve. If you are looking at actually wanting to move Sydney Waters main sewer you will be up for big bucks. At every change in direction they will…

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Stewie D
Sep 19, 2019 3:17 pm
juliennegd
juliennegd
17 September

Hardie Zero Lot Wall

Hardie Zero Lot Wall

We are building a terrace house using Zero Lot wall in South West of Sydney. Just like to ask anyone who has knowledge of this product. Thank you

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juliennegd
Sep 17, 2019 4:38 pm
eirrac
eirrac
15 September

White House exterior colours help!

White House exterior colours help!

our house is resene truffle i think its half strength you can go a lighter version like quarter strength if you like.. its not white tho just an off white beige

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eirrac
Sep 15, 2019 10:21 pm
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Raideress
Sep 03, 2019 1:55 am
Mirrmu83
Mirrmu83
21 August

Plaster skimming walls?

Plaster skimming walls?

They all gypsum based products. Cornice cement, base coat 60, base coat 45 etc and can go over board, cement render, painted surfaces. The quantity of gypsum would vary…

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Mirrmu83
Aug 21, 2019 11:54 pm
Mike8136
Mike8136
3 August

Sanding and polishing timber floor

Sanding and polishing timber floor

I did my own floor a few years ago. It is difficult and hard work. You will need an edge sander and the drum sander. I hired from Bunnings also. The result looked pretty…

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Mike8136
Aug 03, 2019 11:35 am
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alexf40
Jul 06, 2019 8:26 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
1 July

Gutters and downpipe requirements

Gutters and downpipe requirements

Our issue was that the gutter hadn’t been installed with the correct fall, and also that we didn’t have enough downpipes on the alfresco roof- wasn’t in line with…

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MrsJM
Jul 01, 2019 5:22 am
MrsJM
Mish018
Mish018
26 June

Building with Wisdom Homed

Building with Wisdom Homed

Is anyone doing their driveway after handover? Wondering is anyone knows the price of exposed aggregate concrete per cubic metre

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Mish018
Jun 26, 2019 8:43 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
24 June

Match tile and carpet height difference

Match tile and carpet height difference

I would use an Ardit floor leveller for your carpeted areas ( you can buy it from bunnings and youtube it)

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SejaeD
Jun 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 June

Fire hydrant

Fire hydrant

Whose land ? Was it there when you built/bought ?

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Saint Mike
Jun 21, 2019 12:00 pm
Saint Mike
SejaeD
SejaeD
20 June

2nd floor additon in Sydney's lower north shore

2nd floor additon in Sydney's lower north shore

I live if the exact part of the world that you have described and I have two friends who have done what you described. One at middle cove who spend just under $1m and…

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SejaeD
Jun 20, 2019 1:07 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
20 June

Sliding / Stacker door installation - Standard?

Sliding / Stacker door installation - Standard?

What they can do without cutting the slab is to install the door over the step down and set it so the bottom is flush with height of your finished floor level ( say you…

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SejaeD
Jun 20, 2019 12:23 pm

HIA Contracts/Owners rights

HIA Contracts/Owners rights

You can talk to whoever you want and post questions where ever you wish OT, Problems arise when 1. You don't have all the Engineering drawings, notes and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 09, 2019 9:21 am
StructuralBIMGuy
alexp79
alexp79
19 April

Kitchen cost

Kitchen cost

Well, you can call that company and ask them if they will install IKEA kitchen for you :) Also, you can ask your builder what if you want to install a kitchen from some…

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alexp79
Apr 19, 2019 2:39 pm
vpn25
vpn25
19 April

Coral homes- Longreach 33 northern rivers

Coral homes- Longreach 33 northern rivers

I would like to ask you about garare level and ground level, are they same level? how to Pm you via viber?

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vpn25
Apr 19, 2019 2:22 pm
michaelmcg
michaelmcg
6 April

Repairs to vitrabond

Repairs to vitrabond

Hi all, Recently did some touch up repairs to vitrabond panel but now can see some over spray in sunlight. Any recommendations of what product to use to remove this?

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michaelmcg
Apr 06, 2019 7:39 pm
Plcnewhome
Plcnewhome
5 April

Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.

Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.
1, 2

I agree with you there re the contracts. It is interesting, you have a cooling off period unless you get legal advice then you don’t. Given all the palava the ACCC…

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Plcnewhome
Apr 05, 2019 3:35 pm
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
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
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
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

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