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OZBanyan
OZBanyan
4 December

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

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
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supersleuth
Nov 26, 2019 5:26 pm
arodc
arodc
10 November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
14 August

Damp! Help?

Damp! Help?

The external finished levels must not slope toiwards the house. You must…

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SaveH2O
Aug 14, 2019 12:18 pm
SaveH2O
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
12 August

Triexta Carpet

Triexta Carpet

I have Scenic Rise Cloud Cover in my home, but the home is only 9 months old so can't give you a long term impression. But the carpet is fantastic. Well worth the expense.…

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Mr. Sausage
Aug 12, 2019 5:19 am

Knock down or renovate

Knock down or renovate

Compare the buildings DNA-> Basic Building Material, Units & costs -> Concrete$ per m3, steel Tonnes, Brick$ per 1000 ,Timber$ per m, etc Also, the Bim data and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 28, 2019 11:31 am
StructuralBIMGuy

New front door - mould growth

New front door - mould growth

I think the manufacturer should be responsible for this. We are also a distributor, but all are warranted. These errors, we all handle for customers, if it's serious, we…

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Saint Mike
May 03, 2019 4:18 pm
Saint Mike
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gillybean
Apr 17, 2019 5:10 pm
gillybean

House Number Allocations

House Number Allocations

Thanks. That is awesome. Explains it all

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NathanRetreat298
Mar 28, 2019 8:23 pm
NathanRetreat298
arodc
arodc
4 February

Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?

Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?

That's my reason for trying to understand a bit more about it. Ideally the pipe isn't actually in use anymore and I can rip it up. Agree it's not ideal to plant over it if…

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arodc
Feb 04, 2019 4:44 pm
konsjo50
konsjo50
26 January

Insulating 3 car garage/shed

Insulating 3 car garage/shed

Here is a link to a pretty detailed video on insulating a garage, in Melbourne. Spray foam combined with conventional batts.

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konsjo50
Jan 26, 2019 4:40 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
7 January

The Shergold Weir Report on the Building Industry

The Shergold Weir Report on the Building Industry

Why there hasn't been a Royal Commission into the building industry a long time before now amazes me.

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SaveH2O
Jan 07, 2019 4:14 pm
SaveH2O
arodc
arodc
3 December 2018

Trying to find replacement feet for outdoor furniture

Trying to find replacement feet for outdoor furniture

Thankfully the piece of furniture has a rounded wicker base so these are not an option even if i liked them.

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arodc
Dec 03, 2018 12:17 pm
alexsandro13
alexsandro13
14 November 2018

valuation too low

valuation too low

It is sad that you had already paid deposit. If yoi had not paid maybe you would have better situation now

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alexsandro13
Nov 14, 2018 1:51 am
alexsandro13
JuliePotter
JuliePotter
8 October 2018

Spectrum homes Queensland

Spectrum homes Queensland

As another dissatisfied customer who has talked with staff all the way up to Tony the manager, I doubt you could be any help.

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JuliePotter
Oct 08, 2018 1:26 pm
JuliePotter
john3136
john3136
8 September 2018

Flooring vinyl

Flooring vinyl

We've got vinyl planks in our kitchen/family room. Ours has a bit of texture on it to try to stop the dogs slipping and sliding. We've had no problems and would do the…

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john3136
Sep 08, 2018 5:13 pm
john3136

Here's some photos - shows both the pipe put in by the builder as well as the one that was under the kerb

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Chesapeake Ripper
Aug 31, 2018 7:31 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 July 2018

Tarnish on metal balusters on deck

Tarnish on metal balusters on deck

Try a non scratch scourer if you are scrubbing it off. Autosol metal polishes from Bunnings are brilliant. Put some cream on, it does the heavy work then doesn’t need…

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Gaudi
Jul 22, 2018 10:37 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 July 2018

Bit of a time waster, but....

Bit of a time waster, but....

Display homes & Fake Interiors Renderings are now build within hours by computers Unfortunately the Engineering & Costings are not always accurate always ask for Data and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 08, 2018 9:34 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Cyberminusie
Cyberminusie
4 June 2018

My little DIY irrigation system

My little DIY irrigation system

After lot of time I publish a post. In this video I install my first DIY irrigation system. I hope it helps you. _isFr1pn1ek

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Cyberminusie
Jun 04, 2018 6:39 am
Cyberminusie
arodc
arodc
18 May 2018

Splashed Intergrain Reviva on painted surface - what next?

Splashed Intergrain Reviva on painted surface - what next?

I recently washed my decks down using Intergrain Reviva. I accidentally splashed some of the Intergrain Reviva on painted surfaces – the surface painted in a lighter…

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arodc
May 18, 2018 7:46 pm
kirashogun
kirashogun
16 May 2018

Building new house - Provence or Traditional

Building new house - Provence or Traditional

Provence looks expensive especially since it’s a flat roof system. Flat roof is also more likely to cause you problems in the long run. However it does look better. Is…

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kirashogun
May 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
16 May 2018

Scyon Linea Board - 150 or 180mm?

Scyon Linea Board - 150 or 180mm?

No one answered this topic back in 2012....but I have exactly the same question. Anyone?

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Agent_009
May 16, 2018 1:51 pm
Agent_009
LikeMyStyle
LikeMyStyle
2 May 2018

Reqire non corporate builder on northern Gold Coast

Reqire non corporate builder on northern Gold Coast

Has anyone heard of Custom Styled Homes? I recently bought a block of land in the Montego Hills Estate at Kingsholme (Northern Gold Coast) and also am looking at local…

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LikeMyStyle
May 02, 2018 10:25 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
12 March 2018

Constant Water damage from neighbours leaking pool

Constant Water damage from neighbours leaking pool
1, 2

Hi Q - are you saying its worthy of the Myth page ... or not quite yet ... ;)

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Saint Mike
Mar 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Saint Mike
burkky
burkky
13 February 2018

Building and Pest Inspection

Building and Pest Inspection

I agree with you.

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burkky
Feb 13, 2018 9:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 February 2018

Cracking in merbau external stair treads

Cracking in merbau external stair treads

arodc Are you able to check the moisture Content of the timber? Was the timber seasoned in the first place?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 04, 2018 8:06 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 December 2017

Shipping Container Engineering

Shipping Container Engineering

The rules have been simplified your design/build with either conform with the NCC and be compliant or require certification by an engineer for NON-Compliance. AFAIK there…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 05, 2017 9:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy
JAMBY
JAMBY
26 November 2017

Curtain track recommendations for using with stacker doors

Curtain track recommendations for using with stacker doors

As for going all to one side, sheers would be fine but if your using heavy curtains you’ll need something strong to hold the weight. Also, if you want it all to one side…

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JAMBY
Nov 26, 2017 6:49 pm
JAMBY
suraalwash
suraalwash
21 November 2017

Home buiders

Home buiders

Anyone have an idea about ClarendonHomes builder?

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suraalwash
Nov 21, 2017 11:52 am
bones
bones
24 October 2017

Help with Fu's guide to lawn prep!!!

Help with Fu's guide to lawn prep!!!

moved to Landscspe section!

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bones
Oct 24, 2017 6:53 pm
qebtel
qebtel
23 September 2017

Relocate Sewer Line

Relocate Sewer Line

No one shift a main sewer line to do a hatchet lot. 30K is too great an impost, you have to add it to your sub dividing costs, and then too much is eaten into your margin.…

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qebtel
Sep 23, 2017 1:19 pm
sunny74
sunny74
12 September 2017

Cracked slab help please

Cracked slab help please

Hi insider Yes have done some more research and I think the core drilling and resin will be exactly what I need. The old pipe is now redundant so that won't matter. I…

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sunny74
Sep 12, 2017 9:57 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 September 2017

Hanging items from steel stud frame shed

Hanging items from steel stud frame shed

Why don't you ask the manufacturers they probably get asked this all the time

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 05, 2017 1:21 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 August 2017

Christmas shut down - Metricon

Christmas shut down - Metricon

We were surprised how quickly our lot - not Metricon - came back after Christmas. But as said above - ask them.

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Saint Mike
Aug 09, 2017 3:23 pm
Saint Mike
arodc
arodc
7 August 2017

Patching holes in galvanised fence posts

Patching holes in galvanised fence posts

I have some galvinised fence posts I need to paint. They previously had some fixings attached to them which I have…

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arodc
Aug 07, 2017 1:35 pm
Joker
Joker
4 August 2017

double charged by estimator

double charged by estimator

I would absolutely abandon a build based on, and from early contract unsigned, there is multiple errors, it's a sign that mistakes are common, and builders are only as…

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Joker
Aug 04, 2017 2:30 pm
butters7388
butters7388
31 July 2017

Attaching fence post to built to boundary wall

Attaching fence post to built to boundary wall

That was my thoughts. Our plans show that it is built 200mm inside the boundary. There is really nothing we can do about it now but wondering what the legalities are if…

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butters7388
Jul 31, 2017 5:44 pm

We had custom furniture made by a cabinet maker and was meant to be raw MDF but instead it came with a laminate finish that normally has 2pac applied. See photo. It is…

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ideaswoman
Jul 19, 2017 5:09 pm
ideaswoman
MarqueeMark
MarqueeMark
17 July 2017

Rooftop deck possible?

Rooftop deck possible?

cheers... might stick with this

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MarqueeMark
Jul 17, 2017 10:30 pm
arodc
arodc
4 July 2017

Small bulges in new plasterboard

Small bulges in new plasterboard

Thanks, I appreciate your comments

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arodc
Jul 04, 2017 11:19 pm

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