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sociangal
sociangal
21 November

Home and contents insurance start

Home and contents insurance start

Thanks for the info Stewie.

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sociangal
Nov 21, 2020 2:00 pm
sociangal
sociangal
17 November

Pre handover inspection

Pre handover inspection

Hi, our pre handover inspection is booked. We are planning to hire our independent building inspector. In case, we find defects in our house, are we able to get the key…

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sociangal
Nov 17, 2020 4:29 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 October

Lining and insulating a shed

Lining and insulating a shed

Send him a PM. He might not be logging into the forums anymore. The PM should automatically go to his email account. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 13, 2020 8:24 pm
sociangal
sociangal
2 October

Lease expires before our home is finished

Lease expires before our home is finished

Sigh* thanks for the info. Unfortunately they did not approve of the periodic tenancy. I seriously have a grudge with that landlord now. Wishing he gets a bad tenant…

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sociangal
Oct 02, 2020 1:11 pm
sociangal
sociangal
2 October

Relocating water meter

Relocating water meter

Hi trushan sorry late reply. We just filled a form online requesting water SA to move our water meter. That includes paying right away depending on the distance or how…

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sociangal
Oct 02, 2020 9:56 am
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Philip_Green
Sep 25, 2020 4:39 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 July

Extending Wifi connection to shed

Extending Wifi connection to shed

Good luck with your exams. Those types of qualifications will mean that you will never be out of work. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 29, 2020 9:50 am

Renovate?

Renovate?

It is high time to act, the only thing all experts keep saying in terms of starting constructions or renos

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MiddleMark
Jun 04, 2020 9:05 pm

Overshadow

Overshadow

Shadow diagrams are required for Planning Approval. If no Planning approval was required, then there wont be a shadow study.

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CF Design
May 09, 2020 5:03 pm
insider
insider
22 February

Cracked tiles

Cracked tiles

That is correct. Once you make a claim you are not limited by the warranty time frame it will continue until it is resolved even if it is beyond the warranty limit.The…

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insider
Feb 22, 2020 10:48 pm
insider

Anyone know how to adjust these please?

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CV888
Feb 22, 2020 2:07 pm
chaddo
chaddo
15 January

RIVER GUM OR HICKENBOTHAM.

RIVER GUM OR HICKENBOTHAM.

Will be downsizing when hubby retires in just over a year . Currently have lived in southern hills area (Happy Valley) for 35 years & want to move nearer the…

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chaddo
Jan 15, 2020 12:44 pm
cparedes93
cparedes93
22 September 2019

Building with Fairmont

Building with Fairmont

Hi, I am looking to build in Adelaide in either Broadview or Ascot Park with Fairmont. Does anyone have any feedback on Fairmont and footings prices for these suburbs? Thank you.

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cparedes93
Sep 22, 2019 11:26 pm
Joker
Joker
19 February 2019

Cleaning vinyl flooring

Cleaning vinyl flooring

The electrostatic voltage on the surface of vinyl siding is reduced due to the use of lubricant and antistatic in the process by manufacturers. Under…

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Joker
Feb 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Engineer
Engineer
8 February 2019

Trenching for slab - concerns of trench work need help

Trenching for slab - concerns of trench work need help

Have you paid a fixed price for the slab? Keep an eye on the reinforcing, make sure it is per the drawings and has cover from the sides and bottom of the trenches.

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Engineer
Feb 08, 2019 4:42 pm
Engineer
xanthie
xanthie
31 October 2018

Fairmont Homes - South Of Adelaide

Fairmont Homes - South Of Adelaide

Hi guys, not sure how this works, but I am in the process of looking to build with Fairmont.. what can I ecspect? What are the hidden costs? What are NOT included? Any…

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xanthie
Oct 31, 2018 9:44 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
23 September 2018

Damaged Stormwater pipes front yard after neighboring Build

Damaged Stormwater pipes front yard after neighboring Build

thanks for that and i know it will probably be a hassle to chase the other builder. have heard back from the guy who did my pipes and he will call past and fix it himself…

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Entilzha
Sep 23, 2018 11:05 am
Sethor
Sethor
10 September 2018

Drain In Kitchen For Wall Oven

Drain In Kitchen For Wall Oven

Just advise builder which appliances you're installing along with installation manual and point out oven requires a water outlet & drain, also check specs on your hotplate…

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Sethor
Sep 10, 2018 3:20 pm
alexp79
alexp79
24 June 2018

Cavity Sliding Door - Mass Loaded Vinyl for sound proofing

Cavity Sliding Door - Mass Loaded Vinyl for sound proofing

And yes, if you still want to use MLV, best way will be to cover the full section of the pocket wall between gyprock and studs.

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alexp79
Jun 24, 2018 12:55 pm
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
19 June 2018

Slab damage from excavator

Slab damage from excavator

I had precisely this happen when I built 20 years ago. I was not happy and complained to the builder. At the time I saw the damage the framer was there about to begin…

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 19, 2018 10:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 April 2018

Load Bearing Posts??

Load Bearing Posts??

I wouldn't stress (excuse the pun) too much if you can't locate the original engineering details Your engineer should advise you of the best way to replace the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 03, 2018 1:02 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
12 February 2018

Redesigning interior

Redesigning interior

Any quality builder can assist you, if you find one that does all trades inclusive, they will usually have someone that can draw the plans for you as well. You want…

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Houspect NSW
Feb 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Houspect NSW
Entilzha
Entilzha
28 January 2018

Fencing question - re concrete plinths

Fencing question - re concrete plinths

nah not keen an anything that becomes termite food. had issues with fencing in my last place :) it eventually blew down. I will budget for the more expensive fencing option…

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Entilzha
Jan 28, 2018 10:55 am
Joker
Joker
5 December 2017

Shipment from China

Shipment from China

Barnes, don't know what you do, but hope one day, when you loose your job or are on hard times, you don't hear, sorry neighbour, got it from China directly, it's the…

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Joker
Dec 05, 2017 7:44 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
2 December 2017

Strip footing alfresco - does this mean no concrete slab?

Strip footing alfresco - does this mean no concrete slab?

Rusty_spoon The draftsperson has made a mistake (what does indicative only mean?) which will either cost you money to add footings or create a big problem for you if the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 02, 2017 12:41 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Entilzha
Entilzha
1 November 2017

should i have concerns re this slab

should i have concerns re this slab

all good as i was expecting but peace of mind is worth it. was also good to talk to someone else about some other related aspects of the build process though they have…

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Entilzha
Nov 01, 2017 12:09 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
23 August 2017

roof not engineered for solar

roof not engineered for solar

yep. if my little post and question helps someone else avoid this same ommision then its worth the post. Thought i was pretty on top of everything and had a streamlined…

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Entilzha
Aug 23, 2017 11:56 am
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jellybean57
Jun 16, 2017 10:43 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
9 June 2017

Pivot Doors on Displays (Adelaide or Surrounds)

Pivot Doors on Displays (Adelaide or Surrounds)

Awesome to know! We're heading up on Sunday Mount Barker way to show some friends around our block, so that works wonderfully for us to go see one in person!

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JM1911A1
Jun 09, 2017 6:37 pm
JM1911A1
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
7 May 2017

Seaford Meadows Footings

Seaford Meadows Footings

Who are you building with? A lot of builders have crappy allowances, like $15,000. My builder allows $34,000 so I got a refund of a portion of it. Is your block sloped?…

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JayaJaya
May 07, 2017 5:55 am
JayaJaya
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
29 March 2017

Reverse Brick Veneer

Reverse Brick Veneer

I can't answer your question re costs in Adelaide as I built as an owner builder in rural South Australia. My house is solar passive with double brick in living areas …

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Beetaloo
Mar 29, 2017 5:54 pm
Beetaloo
Joker
Joker
14 February 2017

Fencing issue - what would you do?

Fencing issue - what would you do?

Cry poor, try that with local council rates, one way or another they must be payed, same goes morally for neighbouring fences, problem is some people will take advantage…

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Joker
Feb 14, 2017 9:13 pm
deeps
deeps
9 January 2017

Walking in ceiling space of steel frame truss roof?

Walking in ceiling space of steel frame truss roof?

What an absolute pain! Surely they need to make roofspaces trafficable for future work/maintenance etc.

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deeps
Jan 09, 2017 12:35 pm
Berek
Berek
5 January 2017

Style of home

Style of home

You need to get the link to the picture (hosted elsewhere) and use the full editor when posting. It has the img or url button to insert the link.

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Berek
Jan 05, 2017 8:06 pm
bashworth
bashworth
12 December 2016

second fix

second fix

Check out this link http://anewhouse.com.au/2014/07/fixing- ... spections/

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bashworth
Dec 12, 2016 7:05 pm
bashworth
Joker
Joker
12 December 2016

House splitting in half slowly HELP!!

House splitting in half slowly HELP!!

Any updates on your situation , hopefully some good news.

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Joker
Dec 12, 2016 1:19 pm
building-expert
building-expert
7 November 2016

Repairing hole in salt damp wall help.

Repairing hole in salt damp wall help.

Yes I know exactly how you feel, my wife used to complain exactly the same as you. That was when we were raisingt 4 kids and I had contracts and men working everywhere.…

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building-expert
Nov 07, 2016 8:29 am
building-expert
chippy
chippy
6 November 2016

What height do you wall mount your TVs?

What height do you wall mount your TVs?

Stewie is spot on. That is the optimal height. I always laugh at these TV's that are above fireplaces or above taller cabinetry. Best to wall mount above lowline cabinetry.

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chippy
Nov 06, 2016 12:25 am
chippy
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
12 October 2016

Need some advice - Brick wall to the boundary

Need some advice - Brick wall to the boundary

Hello. If I was you, you should be getting in touch with THEIR building surveyor. They should have issued you with a protection works notice if building near the boundary.

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Christoshizz
Oct 12, 2016 5:35 pm
Christoshizz
generalcuster
generalcuster
31 August 2016

SHORING UP and REPAIR ideas

SHORING UP and REPAIR ideas

this family home needs some repairs and due to the location ( China countryside, basically difficult for trucks to get to the house) resources, workers and small rural…

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generalcuster
Aug 31, 2016 3:43 pm
shanis33
shanis33
17 August 2016

Under Front door sill Gap? What to put there

Under Front door sill Gap? What to put there

Go back to the builder, they shouldn't have done handover with it like that

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shanis33
Aug 17, 2016 4:19 pm
bcurious2
bcurious2
11 August 2016

base infill - transportable house

base infill - transportable house

hi people, now just wondering is there anything wrong with using concrete sleepers as base infill with a transportable house? thank you for any info in regards to this cheers

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bcurious2
Aug 11, 2016 11:15 am
scotty221110
scotty221110
29 July 2016

Do think this is reasonable?

Do think this is reasonable?

Surely those rates are for local borrowers in Edmonton Canada - not international lending?

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scotty221110
Jul 29, 2016 10:12 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 July 2016

Slab edge dampness

Slab edge dampness

I deleted my post, disregard what I posted. I enlarged the 3rd photo and thought that it was water pooling against the wall but I realised after enlarging the other 2…

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SaveH2O
Jul 19, 2016 6:33 pm
SaveH2O
HelenJRall
HelenJRall
10 June 2016

Looking for Haliburton cottage shed

Looking for Haliburton cottage shed

Hi guys what would you estimate the cost to build Haliburton cottage shed . I am thinking about a completely stand alone room in the garden with the following…

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HelenJRall
Jun 10, 2016 4:50 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Walls cracking advice, Adelaide eastern suburbs

Walls cracking advice, Adelaide eastern suburbs

Generally the opposite is true. Mortar high in lime naturally re-hydrates sealing cracks in mortar. As its a 100 year old sandstone building it was probably made with a…

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 7:57 pm
abrickspecialist
mack042
mack042
14 May 2016

Certificate of Practical Completion issued too early

Certificate of Practical Completion issued too early

Floor coverings other than in wet areas are not part of practical completion unless regs have changed.

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mack042
May 14, 2016 8:29 pm

Yeah curious? Did you consider moving dining and lounge areas (that flow would suit our living patterns). We had similar dilemma and came up with offset arrangement like…

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TomCat
Mar 31, 2016 11:13 am
TomCat
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 March 2016

What flooring to use on stairs - vinyl plank, laminate?

What flooring to use on stairs - vinyl plank, laminate?

Another reason why a lot of people opt for the more expensive option of using real timber - merbau, maple etc for their stair stringers, risers and treads. A coat of clear…

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Stewie D
Mar 25, 2016 6:26 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
10 March 2016

Ekodeck decking feedback

Ekodeck decking feedback

I think it would be better for screening (don't have to walk on it) and have seen it used successfully for this purpose. Custom knockdown rebuild Newcastle NSW

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Leksie5000
Mar 10, 2016 6:55 pm

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