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lindsayr
lindsayr
1 March

Identify pipe

Identify pipe

Thanks buildingandlegal. I have confirmed it is an old telecommunications one

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lindsayr
Mar 01, 2021 2:24 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
6 February

Wet/Charged Stormwater

Wet/Charged Stormwater

First thing to do is to find out whether you can submit a plan for a detention tank system. Given the small roof area, you could be lucky.

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SaveH2O
Feb 06, 2021 2:37 pm
SaveH2O
Tessy123
Tessy123
22 January

Exterior Colours

Exterior Colours

Does anyone know how to upload your own plans to ...https://australbricks.com.au/ivisualise/ ??

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Tessy123
Jan 22, 2021 11:05 am
LandAndHome
LandAndHome
12 January

Cabinetry not build to plans on architect build

Cabinetry not build to plans on architect build
1, 2, 3, 4

So basically, to be succint, and state facts only?

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LandAndHome
Jan 12, 2021 11:38 pm
theRealDeal
theRealDeal
5 January

Planters on sandstone wall

Planters on sandstone wall

I have an 800mm high sandstone wall and I'm wondering what sort of weight the stones can handle without compromising their integrity? I'm looking to put on planters but…

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theRealDeal
Jan 05, 2021 10:32 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 November 2020

Rendered extension - brick veneer or cladded

Rendered extension - brick veneer or cladded

Well I retract my first post then. Clad the top and render both levels. By the time it is all painted , it will tie both levels together. I hate driving along and seeing…

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Stewie D
Nov 17, 2020 7:43 am
lindsayr
lindsayr
16 November 2020

Tile vs colorbond roof

Tile vs colorbond roof

Thanks arcadelt. Very informative and well thought out reply. We are not planning on moving in the future, we have 3 young kids, one who starts school in 2 years and love…

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lindsayr
Nov 16, 2020 8:03 am
Tijiflox
Tijiflox
2 November 2020

New Build Double storey (Energy efficient/passive design) -

New Build Double storey (Energy efficient/passive design) -

No additional cost expect if this change your external wall structure.

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Tijiflox
Nov 02, 2020 12:21 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
19 October 2020

Rake ceiling costs

Rake ceiling costs

yep would be roughly the same unless you want to expose your beams

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SejaeD
Oct 19, 2020 7:33 pm
SejaeD
smarthaus
smarthaus
29 September 2020

New Build single storey (Stroud homes West Brisbane)

New Build single storey (Stroud homes West Brisbane)

Take stock of what you really need and look at spending a bit more money on the envelope. Passive solar design is largely a disproven method of design, you're far better…

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smarthaus
Sep 29, 2020 3:16 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
k1200
k1200
23 September 2020

Undoing rounded hex bolt on towel rail

Undoing rounded hex bolt on towel rail

drill it out with a slightly small diameter drill bit, then clean the thread before replacing the grub screw.

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k1200
Sep 23, 2020 10:08 am
BuildingandLegal
BuildingandLegal
22 September 2020

Simonds in QLD

Simonds in QLD

Most volume project builders are pretty much the same as they all offer similar inclusions, promotional offers it mostly comes down to the design that you like the most…

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BuildingandLegal
Sep 22, 2020 11:35 pm

Hi all, My house is nearing completion, the last stage is to install laminate flooring. I have got to install approx 130sqm over the concrete slab which has been…

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ndossy
Sep 14, 2020 3:54 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 September 2020

What to do with Masonite walls/ceiling

What to do with Masonite walls/ceiling

As per 1. Rip it all out back to bare timber frames. Install new wiring where/if needed, extra data points, insulation in the external walls and re-clad with plasterboard,…

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Stewie D
Sep 05, 2020 11:20 am
cpsjayr
cpsjayr
2 September 2020

Building a new house in Philippines

Building a new house in Philippines

I now live in the philippines from AU. and was wondering is it possible to use hardiboard over hollow block instead of plastering with cement? thanks everyone.

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cpsjayr
Sep 02, 2020 5:34 pm
Pulse
Pulse
23 August 2020

How does this tap work?

How does this tap work?

it’s an arco mini stop from reece washing machine 3/4 inch outlet and 1/2 inch both turned on by the tap at the same time

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Pulse
Aug 23, 2020 11:40 pm

There are tile grout removers available. A small handheld timber handle and metal shaft with a narrow tungsten carbide blade on it. You rub it back and forth along the…

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Stewie D
Aug 21, 2020 4:45 pm

Hi, I am in Queensland, Moreton Bay Council. I was reading about decking and found that in the council website, it mentioned that council approval is required for decking…

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cs212
Aug 14, 2020 10:26 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 August 2020

Scouring of soil around foundation

Scouring of soil around foundation

Pretty much. A few barrows of topsoil and mulch or whatever else is covering the rest of those areas and you are good to go ( after the plumber has finished ). Stewie

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Stewie D
Aug 08, 2020 12:06 pm
rcj162000
rcj162000
23 July 2020

Render or bagging?

Render or bagging?

You are better off with render. Bagging is just ugly and looks unfinished in my opinion. If you are gonna cover the brick, might as well cover it completely

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rcj162000
Jul 23, 2020 1:28 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 July 2020

Can I use these staples for insulation strapping?

Can I use these staples for insulation strapping?

Even the 16mm staples should suffice but buy the 22mm anyway. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 22, 2020 8:39 am
Mauromario
Mauromario
20 July 2020

BONDEK SLAB...CUTTING A STRIP DRAIN ALONG EDGE OF SLAB

BONDEK SLAB...CUTTING A STRIP DRAIN ALONG EDGE OF SLAB

Are you in Melbourne if yes contact burrat engineering he good at what he does he is a civil and structural engineer. Give him a ring , his name is Steve Buratt. Thats…

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Mauromario
Jul 20, 2020 1:36 am
Splashers
Splashers
8 July 2020

Cleaning marks off walls without causing burnishing of paint

Cleaning marks off walls without causing burnishing of paint

Try using baby wipes as a friend does that on their Dulux paint and seems to work for them

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Splashers
Jul 08, 2020 7:28 pm
Splashers
GGeorge551
GGeorge551
6 July 2020

Leaking tank? Maybe something else?

Leaking tank? Maybe something else?

You can fill the water tank completely with water and see where the water is falling from. And this type of algae is born due to the dampness of the water around the tank.

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GGeorge551
Jul 07, 2020 12:51 am
GGeorge551
cs212
cs212
1 July 2020

Fencing on 200 OMP

Fencing on 200 OMP

Thanks and yes, we are planning to put a normal timber good-neighbour fencing there at that yellow line. I just wasn't sure whether this drawing meant that I could put up…

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cs212
Jul 01, 2020 3:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 June 2020

Architect/Draftsman or Builder

Architect/Draftsman or Builder

BTW The trusted professional engineer .... is the cheapest charge and Id say they haven't added the covid surplus tax. Thanks for sharing. Chris

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 29, 2020 9:30 am
StructuralBIMGuy
chippy
chippy
26 June 2020

Dishwashing Provision

Dishwashing Provision

I actually hate the way most kitchen companies leave 610 gap for dishwashers. Everyone does it but you only need a 600 wide space. All dishwashers are designed to fit into…

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chippy
Jun 26, 2020 10:39 am
chippy
webuild
webuild
15 June 2020

Attaching a security camera to exsulite wall

Attaching a security camera to exsulite wall

That will be no problem. You can get wall mates for poly board from your local hardware and they have different load bearings. here is a site you can get them from good luck

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webuild
Jun 15, 2020 7:26 pm
webuild
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 May 2020

Retaining Wall Foundation

Retaining Wall Foundation

If you dig out the trench accurately and it's clay then all you need is a few pegs in for the correct level for the top of the footing. Doing this and levelling the…

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Stewie D
May 28, 2020 1:51 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
18 May 2020

How close can I build my retaining wall?

How close can I build my retaining wall?

I think the 1.5 meters is to the wall of the building not eaves as usually these measurements are to ensure that digging depth required for the retaining walls won’t…

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Gaudi
May 18, 2020 4:37 am
alymei
alymei
23 April 2020

Exposed Agg specialist

Exposed Agg specialist
1, 2

Fyi - our Alfresco is being repoured by the builder

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alymei
Apr 23, 2020 6:25 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 April 2020

Has the engineer over engineered my slab?

Has the engineer over engineered my slab?

Those are engineering properties the The footing, beams ,slab and piers are combined as one solid Individual surfaces can be extracted,eg, Top for reinforcement, sides…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 21, 2020 9:54 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
13 April 2020

Retaining wall build advice

Retaining wall build advice

AJ -> articulation joints + Expansion ties ( In Plane) Cheers Chris

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 13, 2020 8:38 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Harweeeee
Harweeeee
18 February 2020

How much did your ducted air cost?

How much did your ducted air cost?

Hey there, We're building a 4 bed, 2 bath, 1 lounge and 1 family/living/kitchen. Just curious how much everyones ducted was? I want to get an idea of how much e can be…

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Harweeeee
Feb 18, 2020 10:21 pm
Harweeeee
spin7plus
spin7plus
7 February 2020

Fixed price building contract on undeveloped vacant land

Fixed price building contract on undeveloped vacant land

Thanks heaps for your info sharing . It’s top soil at the moment. I did check with the developer where he is getting the clean fill from and it’s…

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spin7plus
Feb 07, 2020 7:00 am
spin7plus
LilyJimJam
LilyJimJam
29 January 2020

Bathroom and Ensuite Reno

Bathroom and Ensuite Reno

I would say $10k per bathroom is pretty good. I think it probably depends on what area you are in as well as that can also affect prices of your trades. We did a…

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LilyJimJam
Jan 29, 2020 8:30 am
Loganhome
Loganhome
1 January 2020

Ideas for carport.

Ideas for carport.

We have a 2 story home with car parking under ,one of the spaces we don’t use any more for cars to park ,so we want to use that space as a covered garden…

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Loganhome
Jan 01, 2020 2:04 pm
Charl33
Charl33
21 December 2019

Excluding cost Madison35 Claredon

Excluding cost Madison35 Claredon

So I saw a post in here about excluding costs like tiles/carpet has anyone don’t this and if so how much did you save doing it this way?

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Charl33
Dec 21, 2019 9:24 pm
OZBanyan
OZBanyan
4 December 2019

QLD Hempcrete

QLD Hempcrete

multipurposebloke Did you end up using Hempcrete for your build? Keen to hear more about it!

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OZBanyan
Dec 04, 2019 3:22 pm
klea
klea
2 December 2019

Has anyone recently 'lowered' a Queenslander??

Has anyone recently 'lowered' a Queenslander??

I realise this post is 10 years ago but some advice.. what local council are you in? i.e. Brisbane or elsewhere in the state? A hundred year old house will likely be…

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klea
Dec 02, 2019 4:21 pm
arodc
arodc
10 November 2019

Help with yellow tongue noggins for garage door

Help with yellow tongue noggins for garage door

I’m currently installing yellow tongue noggins for a garage door based on nog maps from my garage door supplier. The required dimensions of the noggins obviously do…

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arodc
Nov 10, 2019 4:22 pm
building-expert
building-expert
4 November 2019

certification needed to replace balcony handrails + awning?

certification needed to replace balcony handrails + awning?

Balcony handrails and stair balustrading are a safety issue as is a roofed structure. You may get some free advice from your councils building surveyor if you ask nicely.…

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building-expert
Nov 04, 2019 11:19 am
building-expert
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 October 2019

Restoring outdoor wooden table - options

Restoring outdoor wooden table - options

It may be Kwila, it may be teak or it may be some other sort of hardwood. The link below may be for teak but I am sure it would work for most hardwoods.

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Stewie D
Oct 26, 2019 7:34 am
ST-Hardy
ST-Hardy
17 October 2019

Coral Homes - ducted air

Coral Homes - ducted air

I asked coral about external contractors coming in during the build and apparently they don't allow it... In saying that, I would ask your site supervisor.

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ST-Hardy
Oct 17, 2019 5:05 pm
ST-Hardy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 October 2019

Rising damp - concrete floor and slopes exterior

Rising damp - concrete floor and slopes exterior

Thanks for the photos At a quick glance you will need to locate the root cause of the water ingress outside or beneath the slab ie Broken agri or Stormwater pipes? and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 01, 2019 10:48 am
StructuralBIMGuy
IsabellaBoots
IsabellaBoots
20 September 2019

Contemporary fireplace

Contemporary fireplace

i'm just commenting here so I can find it in the future, since I'm also interested in fireplaces.

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IsabellaBoots
Sep 20, 2019 5:00 pm
Geoscratch
Geoscratch
18 September 2019

Garden shed concrete slab rebate issue

Garden shed concrete slab rebate issue

Cut it back with a demo saw, put some dowels in and re-pour.

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Geoscratch
Sep 18, 2019 2:14 pm
radiuz
radiuz
17 September 2019

Fibreglass Pool

Fibreglass Pool

I think there is an OHS that occupants need to leave their house when a pool is craned over it so it would be only courteous to give them advance notice. The pool people…

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radiuz
Sep 17, 2019 4:45 pm

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