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WHITE INTERIOR...PLEASE HELP

WHITE INTERIOR...PLEASE HELP

Anyone have walls ceilings doors architraves skirting boards all in winter ice and could please share pics 😀

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GEOnTREY
Apr 22, 2018 11:45 pm
meowys
meowys
Yesterday

Possible legal action?

Possible legal action?

Thanks :) Yes, given our mobile phones have high internal storage and better camera technology, no harm to take as many photos for reference.

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meowys
Apr 21, 2018 5:25 pm
gillybean
gillybean
20 April

External render is not same as plan but builder denied it

External render is not same as plan but builder denied it

In this case it is the side that has been rendered but not the front, but the result is the same - odd. I agree with jas0nt above, should’ve gotten the front…

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gillybean
Apr 20, 2018 2:53 pm
gillybean
rockyroad
rockyroad
19 April

Dream house in accolade rockbank Melbourne

Dream house in accolade rockbank Melbourne

Hi, Just bumped into your post and good to see that you have started something with Accolade in Rockbank. I have got a corner block in stage 4. With land titling in mid…

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rockyroad
Apr 19, 2018 10:28 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
16 April

When would the warranty of heating system start counting?

When would the warranty of heating system start counting?

Warranty is normally from date f purchase isn't it ? BUT - ACCC gives you certain rights above and beyond the "warranty". Which do work. If you have need of them do not…

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Saint Mike
Apr 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Saint Mike
Gaudi
Gaudi
14 April

Smart ideas!

Smart ideas!

Brilliant ideas My head is spinning. Wish I had a creative bone in my body

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Gaudi
Apr 14, 2018 3:26 pm

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Recently I was called to inspect a garage attached to a ranch style home on acreage north west of Melbourne. The owner has noticed some cracking for years but recently it…

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building-expert
Apr 12, 2018 8:12 am
building-expert
Agent_009
Agent_009
11 April

Scarborough Weatherboards vs James Hardie Scyon Linear

Scarborough Weatherboards vs James Hardie Scyon Linear

As per the topic title, we need to make a choice between these two. Which one should we go for and why?? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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Agent_009
Apr 11, 2018 9:32 am
Agent_009
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
10 April

NEWPORT 275 - FAIRHAVEN HOMES

NEWPORT 275 - FAIRHAVEN HOMES

Use the search function - there are a couple of Newport 275 blogs on this site.

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Old Bloke
Apr 10, 2018 7:20 pm

These days, many people want their homes to be much insulated. This has a great base: money. You do not have to spend a lot of money on the energy bill.…

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viveka
Apr 04, 2018 5:33 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 April

Sound proof Sewer pipes in double storey homes

Sound proof Sewer pipes in double storey homes

Yeah ! I'm not saying you don't do this or that it's not worth a long thought. My point is - you should also look at the position of the toilets. I'm not arguing…

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Saint Mike
Apr 03, 2018 2:16 pm
Saint Mike
amateur69
amateur69
2 April

Tile Adhesive remover

Tile Adhesive remover

Hi all, just wondering what is the best and quickest way to remove tile adhesive once you have lifted the old tiles off? Don't want to chip away at it with a scraper. Is…

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amateur69
Apr 02, 2018 11:38 am

Its BLE5ED see attached. Here it is on at my place. Hope this helps.

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BL35ED
Mar 28, 2018 8:35 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
28 March

Colourbond gate

Colourbond gate

We have slats - horizontal - (sort of brownish colour) - looks good. BUT - it has a black surround (ie frame). Makes it all stand out quite well. Also a good lock.

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Saint Mike
Mar 28, 2018 10:12 am
Saint Mike
megg
megg
19 March

Price of security crimsafe or similar flyscreens

Price of security crimsafe or similar flyscreens

Thanks, I'll give them a call. Hopefully they travel as I live in Gippsland.

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megg
Mar 19, 2018 10:14 am
megg

Did you say 1cm wide ? or did you mean to say wider than that. You normal would expect larger cracks than that just from normal seasonal variations let alone the extremes…

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insider
Mar 16, 2018 8:33 pm
insider

Standing water in stormwater drain. Normal?

Standing water in stormwater drain. Normal?

If the shower directly opposite the ORG is rarely used, is is normal that when that shower is ran, that a sewer smell comes up because water seal has dropped as water…

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Simondsbuild1
Mar 07, 2018 11:06 am
khal
khal
6 March

HEBEL help??? Pros and Cons, need to make a decision!!!

HEBEL help??? Pros and Cons, need to make a decision!!!
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I believe that you moved into your home a few months ago. Hopefully, you and the family have been enjoying you home. In particular the Hebel Panels. I, therefore, wonder…

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khal
Mar 06, 2018 5:20 pm
homesaw
homesaw
5 March

Double Strength Hog Bristle or Self-Destruct Gloss???

Double Strength Hog Bristle or Self-Destruct Gloss???

Hi, I’m going out of my mind trying to find out the colour of my doors and trims. Does anyone have a photo of 1.5 or 2 x Hog Bristle Gloss or Self-Destruct Gloss?…

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homesaw
Mar 05, 2018 8:48 pm
ja2000
ja2000
4 March

Building Surveyors do not look at quality or for defects.

Building Surveyors do not look at quality or for defects.

My house (NSW) was approved as a CDC by a mate who is a private certifier who has over 30 years experience, next door was also done and approved as a CDC and there are…

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ja2000
Mar 04, 2018 5:25 pm
snowing
snowing
28 February

Is a covered rooftop deck a storey?!

Is a covered rooftop deck a storey?!

Thanks! That's helpful. It's along the line of my thought as well. So probably a pergola / vergola style covering would be a better choice then. As long as sunshine can…

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snowing
Feb 28, 2018 8:50 pm
qebtel
qebtel
11 February

Fencing - Neighbour doesn’t want to pay for fencing.

Fencing - Neighbour doesn’t want to pay for fencing.

You are indeed entitled to do that. State fencing laws state each owner must contribute to the fence. The current use of the land (vacant, farmed , etc) is irrelevant…

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qebtel
Feb 11, 2018 12:52 pm
Kartsundar
Kartsundar
8 February

Woodlea building

Woodlea building
1, 2, 3

Thanks much novaqu and that really helps.

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Kartsundar
Feb 08, 2018 6:11 pm
novaqu
novaqu
8 February

CSR or BORAL Terracotta Roof Tiles...NEED TO DECIDE!!!!

CSR or BORAL Terracotta Roof Tiles...NEED TO DECIDE!!!!

Hi, I am wanting to know from any home owners who have terracotta roof tiles in the marseille/french style in black. I really like the glossy look in black but want to…

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novaqu
Feb 08, 2018 5:37 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
29 January

Simonds - cooling and heating

Simonds - cooling and heating

Sorry, we're in Adelaide. But if they have ducted in their display I'd recommend checking what brand (over here it was Daikin) and then demand they provide the same level…

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JM1911A1
Jan 29, 2018 4:33 pm
JM1911A1
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
15 January

Anyone building in Montego Hills (Kingsholme SE QLD)?

Anyone building in Montego Hills (Kingsholme SE QLD)?

Hello, So the building bug has bit me again and am looking to build on an acreage in the new releases in Montego Hills (Kingshome, SE QLD). Was wondering if any one else…

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shadowarrior
Jan 15, 2018 8:16 am
asheeshjoshi
asheeshjoshi
12 January

Carlisle Homes new payment schedule issues with Bank Loan

Carlisle Homes new payment schedule issues with Bank Loan

Has anyone recently signed a contract with Carlisle Homes in Melbourne and got their loan approved from Bank ? Both ANZ and Suncorp banks have objected to Carlisle Homes…

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asheeshjoshi
Jan 12, 2018 7:13 pm
mizlong
mizlong
12 January

How much to build this

How much to build this

Thanks for the reply , budget is around 500 -550,000 so hopefully I can achieve what we want with this budget

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mizlong
Jan 12, 2018 2:48 am
mizlong
mizlong
10 January

Custom build price

Custom build price

Yes I thought it would cost around that , thank you

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mizlong
Jan 10, 2018 3:22 pm
qebtel
qebtel
7 January

Slab concreter

Slab concreter

ha ha another shocker done by cowboys. How do these people even exist and get work?

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qebtel
Jan 07, 2018 2:55 pm
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Doulton777
Jan 04, 2018 10:14 am
Doulton777
Chels
Chels
4 January

Site Costs in Woodlea

Site Costs in Woodlea

Definitely agree with others that say to get your sites fixed. I got quoted & signed @ 15k with Henley back in 2016. Not on site yet, but I've read some site costs are up…

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Chels
Jan 04, 2018 3:43 am

Do your upstair walls of double storey homes make noises?

Do your upstair walls of double storey homes make noises?

Zhenhua You will need to get copies of your engineering plans, inspectors reports, and all photos. BTW.This may be a problem if the inspector was hired by the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 03, 2018 11:25 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Techsmax
Techsmax
2 January

Suggestions on home security?

Suggestions on home security?

Hi anna10 What budget are you looking to spend and what features are you after, more then happy to help :-D

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Techsmax
Jan 02, 2018 12:50 pm
Techsmax
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jparrie
Dec 20, 2017 12:24 pm
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
16 December 2017

Post variations after the site start - Building with Porter

Post variations after the site start - Building with Porter

We tried to add 1 powerpiont that was on the back of an existing one and were told very firmly no changes to electrical were permitted. Good luck. see more at …

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brucefil2011
Dec 16, 2017 8:53 am
Hasi
Hasi
16 December 2017

Post Construction Variation with Porter Davis

Post Construction Variation with Porter Davis

Hi Were you able to change bricks after site has started, did they charge you. How much ?

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Hasi
Dec 16, 2017 7:46 am
Jenelle
Jenelle
10 December 2017

Lets talk about - Plush Furniture

Lets talk about - Plush Furniture
1, 2

Do not buy Freedom, Plush or Furniture Fantastic. 2 bad shopping experiences and $8500 later after having bought 1 suite from Freedom and 1 suite from Plush. Husband AFL…

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Jenelle
Dec 10, 2017 9:44 am
sxwallac
sxwallac
6 December 2017

Is decking included in Fixing stage: Master Builder's

Is decking included in Fixing stage: Master Builder's

Thanks everyone. I believe that you're right and that decks are done after fixout. That's fine. Builder is good. Cheers

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sxwallac
Dec 06, 2017 10:45 am

Hi, We are in the south west of Sydney and had the exact same problem. We looked at a lot of display homes but nearly all are now designed for smaller blocks. The designs…

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colin1
Dec 04, 2017 7:39 am
colin1
Obi
Obi
24 November 2017

Notice to fence..when? how? etc.

Notice to fence..when? how? etc.

My challenge is the lot to other side doesn’t have owner yet. I would still put a fence but by the time it gets an owner and start building, i reckon it gonna damage the fence.

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Obi
Nov 24, 2017 2:20 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
23 November 2017

Feedback on Land Contours

Feedback on Land Contours

Thanks mate. Do you know the slope ratio of your land? 1:?

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Agent_009
Nov 23, 2017 4:54 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
Agent_009
23 November 2017

Slope Ratio

Slope Ratio

Thanks mate, very helpful. Because the land is still being developed we can't see it yet. To the naked eye I am not even sure how big a slope 1:14 or 1:26 is.

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Agent_009
Nov 23, 2017 3:52 pm
Agent_009
aloenyx
aloenyx
22 November 2017

Help is my house missing NBN hub ???? needing help

Help is my house missing NBN hub ???? needing help

My NBN was free from builder. Included hub in garage and conduit from garage to lounge. After move in, went with iinet. They sent technician to hook nbn to house, was free…

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aloenyx
Nov 22, 2017 3:08 pm
aloenyx
kiwiinmelbourne
kiwiinmelbourne
19 November 2017

Building contract times

Building contract times

Of course it works both ways, its a negotiable contract between two parties. I have seen contracts for single floor dwellings anywhere from 210 days to 320 days. I'm…

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kiwiinmelbourne
Nov 19, 2017 10:48 am
bini
bini
16 November 2017

Living in Doreen/ Mernda

Living in Doreen/ Mernda
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Cheer Up we are getting Mernda station along with other 2 very soon. :-D

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bini
Nov 16, 2017 3:00 pm
kirashogun
kirashogun
10 November 2017

Garage Wall - Straight Brick or Timber Frame?

Garage Wall - Straight Brick or Timber Frame?

I have noticed that most houses built these days (at least in Victoria) are built entirely out of timber framing with choice of masonry outside including the garage. I…

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kirashogun
Nov 10, 2017 7:57 pm


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