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Stewie D
Stewie D
17 November

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

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

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

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

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
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Philip_Green
Sep 25, 2020 4:39 pm
k1200
k1200
23 September

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
d@n
d@n
20 July

Exterior Colours

Exterior Colours

Did you choose colours Lesh?

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d@n
Jul 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Mauromario
Mauromario
20 July

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

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
cs212
cs212
1 July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
domwild
domwild
6 April

Cabinetry not build to plans on architect build

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

Exhaust all the public institutions there are, you paid for building insurance, perhaps they pay, the Builders Registration Board, the HIA (Housing Industry Association),…

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domwild
Apr 06, 2020 10:17 am
Harweeeee
Harweeeee
18 February

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

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

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

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
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
14 August 2019

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 2019

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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 June 2019

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
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 May 2019

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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