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Mscat
Mscat
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Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation
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One question, if they dig out your old concrete slab, do they have to refill the land? If they do what kind of soil they put in? Would it compromise the foundation? How…

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Mscat
Jan 22, 2019 1:37 pm
shawncvaz
shawncvaz
Yesterday

East Estate Cranbourne East

East Estate Cranbourne East

Hi All, Thank you for this thread. We are planning to purchase stage 7 at East Estate What are your thoughts? Is any one of you staying at East estate now?

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shawncvaz
Jan 21, 2019 3:08 pm
building-expert
building-expert
21 January

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
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Something is very wrong with this. My experience with VCAT. Cc is that any agreement reached is documented and signed by both parties. Two day cooling off applies if…

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building-expert
Jan 21, 2019 10:47 am
building-expert

Gday all, In the process of renovating a bathroom. Have just bought a new spout for the bath only to find that it will leave a 10mm gap to the tiles once installed. Best…

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dogeatdog01
Jan 20, 2019 9:52 am
its
its
19 January

Worth getting external tiles and concrete sealed?

Worth getting external tiles and concrete sealed?

Was looking at getting high pressure wash on our external concrete tiles (porous) and exposed aggregate. Was told to seal it as…

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its
Jan 19, 2019 8:29 am
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badova
Jan 15, 2019 4:31 am

More Lemons, he bought a Lemon

More Lemons, he bought a Lemon

Darbecca do Brisbane, have found them very good. Allinspect also very good.

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sweetswisssteel
Jan 03, 2019 1:53 am
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Gidgett
Dec 30, 2018 7:38 pm
Mauromario
Mauromario
25 December 2018

Handover with defects.

Handover with defects.

Where abouts are you , contact private messege me and ill help you with Burbank I can show how to get Burbank attention. Thanks

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Mauromario
Dec 25, 2018 11:58 am
ohgosh
ohgosh
11 December 2018

Bought a 2yr old home, no p-trap in shower

Bought a 2yr old home, no p-trap in shower

Hi all, we recently bought a home which was built in 2016. There is a strong sewer smell coming from the ensuite shower, and after having a look I have realized that there…

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ohgosh
Dec 11, 2018 12:19 pm
aussieta
aussieta
10 December 2018

extension and bal

extension and bal

Considering adding an extension to my 1986 home, we are in a bushfire overlay area if i build an exetension does the extension need to meet current bal levels does the…

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aussieta
Dec 10, 2018 4:06 pm
aussieta

Recently I was called to inspect a home recently purchased that had bad roof leaks and significant brickwork cracking and it was so bad that the home had to be vacated…

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building-expert
Dec 07, 2018 10:05 am
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
4 December 2018

Saving home buyer from a Lemon

Saving home buyer from a Lemon

Recently I have been asked for a pre purchase inspection, on a referral from a solicitor, for one of his clients. The client had…

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building-expert
Dec 04, 2018 9:55 am
building-expert
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justme15
Nov 23, 2018 1:51 pm

Hi , I have an issue with the neighbours builder regarding the fencing which they are doing and I have to do the retaining wall. We agreed in this but when the contractor…

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Sizz_G39
Nov 10, 2018 8:23 am
Sizz_G39
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 November 2018

Neighbour's Extension Encroached our land (what to do?)

Neighbour's Extension Encroached our land (what to do?)

How do you know it is encroaching? Have you had a survey done and is it a legal extension (apart from the possible encroachment)?

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SaveH2O
Nov 08, 2018 10:24 am
SaveH2O
Drew01
Drew01
3 November 2018

Retaining wall

Retaining wall

Wall first...

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Drew01
Nov 03, 2018 10:42 pm
Drew01
Sandychahal
Sandychahal
2 November 2018

Brushwood Horizon Brick

Brushwood Horizon Brick

Does anyone have the pic for Brushwood Horizon brick? We are going to build with DFH

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Sandychahal
Nov 02, 2018 6:12 pm
insider
insider
19 October 2018

Chemical Underpinning my home

Chemical Underpinning my home

Agree with StrucuralBIMGuy did you get a report first?

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insider
Oct 19, 2018 10:09 pm
insider
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 October 2018

Zero Boundary - Drainage

Zero Boundary - Drainage

Unfortunately I have heard from many signing building contracts post Sep 2016 . builders usually get clients to sign a form indicating they are choosing/appointing the…

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SaveH2O
Oct 18, 2018 11:44 pm
SaveH2O
thepostman
thepostman
13 October 2018

VCAT Newbie

VCAT Newbie

Thanks for that.

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thepostman
Oct 13, 2018 7:31 am
MadmanSean
MadmanSean
2 October 2018

Building investment property in Warragul

Building investment property in Warragul

The advertised 18 week time frame for Simonds Express home builds is an under statement to say the least... I met with Simonds Sales rep 29/11/2017. Signed house build…

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MadmanSean
Oct 02, 2018 4:04 pm
tanmax
tanmax
24 September 2018

Slab Issues

Slab Issues

thx . its on both sides of the slab so was worried . is it something to worry abt

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tanmax
Sep 24, 2018 5:46 pm

Hi Guys, I bought my house a year ago and only just noticed this. The side of the house is brick however the rest is sycon cladding. On one side there is a clear gap…

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millerl10
Sep 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Oh_Coral
Oh_Coral
19 September 2018

Delete Account

Delete Account

How does one permanently delete homeone account if the Admin won’t remove it after several attempts of me requesting?!

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Oh_Coral
Sep 19, 2018 8:39 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
15 September 2018

Looking for building inspector Kinglake Victoria area

Looking for building inspector Kinglake Victoria area

Another recommendation David Seville from Seville inspections ‭0488 993 332‬ Has more than 40 years in building industry.

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Gaudi
Sep 15, 2018 11:52 pm
ethan870
ethan870
13 September 2018

Coral homes windows size + blinds

Coral homes windows size + blinds

Thank you very much. I will contact Coral to check how much they charge for them otherwise I can get them custom made after handover. Thanks for your answer, very helpful.

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ethan870
Sep 13, 2018 9:47 am
Thilton01
Thilton01
11 September 2018

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

in Toowoomba who is the best hardware for trade prices? especially hardwood. Simon's home hardware or Mitre10 ?

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Thilton01
Sep 11, 2018 9:51 am
building-expert
building-expert
7 September 2018

Query - lock up payment

Query - lock up payment

There is no provision in the contract for refunds however if the builder exceeds construction time you will be entitled to liquidated damages.

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building-expert
Sep 07, 2018 11:19 am
building-expert
Capri33
Capri33
5 September 2018

Superior Building Group

Superior Building Group
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Hi There, Why don't you write a google review or at lease post what you mentioned above. I too face a lot of issues and delays and your input will certainly help others.…

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Capri33
Sep 05, 2018 9:22 am
kathysangel
kathysangel
3 September 2018

Building faults on new homes

Building faults on new homes

I'm having mine all inspected again wont accept keys until my home is all fixed and it's a 100 percent

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kathysangel
Sep 03, 2018 4:08 pm
kks
kks
3 September 2018

Coral - Outdoor Living Slab

Coral - Outdoor Living Slab

Probably best to do the slab with the builder as they are talking about an integrated one. Always got to think about the termites! Covenants? 18 months down the track…

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kks
Sep 03, 2018 12:57 pm
Dani07
Dani07
29 August 2018

Septic smell inside and out

Septic smell inside and out

Don't know if you still have the smell, but I have been using N-Zyme from a company called Astro EcoTech and it is working amazing for me in my septic tank. If you (or…

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Dani07
Aug 29, 2018 10:34 am
curtly
curtly
26 August 2018

Electrical connection to house

Electrical connection to house

According to this document http://www.prysmiancable.com.au/documen ... 0b4LFW9NNB a 50mm2 3c+E XLPE circular cable has an outer diameter of 28.7mm, is that too tight?

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curtly
Aug 26, 2018 10:03 am
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nessjez
Aug 24, 2018 1:48 pm
meowys
meowys
11 August 2018

Custom Builder (Melbourne South East)

Custom Builder (Melbourne South East)

Yes, the custom builder I'm talking about is a boutique builder. We have our own preferred designer, etc. and will purely use the builder to build.

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meowys
Aug 11, 2018 6:39 pm
ethan870
ethan870
9 August 2018

CORAL HOMES - SANTORINI 27 MKII

CORAL HOMES - SANTORINI 27 MKII

Thanks. It is just a visit on Saturday anyway, so hopefully I can ask someone there :) Thanks for the info. Have a good evening. Cheers

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ethan870
Aug 09, 2018 7:42 pm
meowys
meowys
8 August 2018

Cladding & insulation

Cladding & insulation

Thanks all for your input.

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meowys
Aug 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
7 August 2018

Am I overreacting over fence cost?

Am I overreacting over fence cost?

I'd send email - explain your position - and say if nothing happens you'll have to take the next step. You don't want to etc etc - but you can't carry them. I may have…

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Saint Mike
Aug 07, 2018 10:07 am
Saint Mike

Treatment for Spotted Gum Deck

Treatment for Spotted Gum Deck

Hi there, can you explain why you would recommend these over oils? My preference is to use something that isn't exactly staining the deck with a pre-mixed shade. I'm…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Aug 03, 2018 7:18 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
SBG14
SBG14
31 July 2018

Fully Porcelain Tiles or Glazed Porcelain Tiles

Fully Porcelain Tiles or Glazed Porcelain Tiles

thanks again. Still interested in hearing from anyone who has lived with glazed porcelain tiles recently and the feedback from having it, thanks

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SBG14
Jul 31, 2018 7:21 pm
SBG14
themism
themism
30 July 2018

Scarborough Weatherboards vs James Hardie Scyon Linear

Scarborough Weatherboards vs James Hardie Scyon Linear

We have the same question now! Which one did you go for in the end? What swayed your decision? Thanks

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themism
Jul 30, 2018 1:27 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
28 July 2018

Building Surveyor vs. Building Inspector

Building Surveyor vs. Building Inspector

The BS employs the BI. In Victoria, it is legislated that the new home buyer appoints the BS. See the VBA website for details. As per building expert's succinct post,…

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SaveH2O
Jul 28, 2018 9:42 am
SaveH2O
ethan870
ethan870
26 July 2018

First home costs?

First home costs?

Thanks Kailie. I love Gainsborough plus the blocks are totally flat. We are just going to have a chat with some builders tomorrow and try to have a quote from…

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ethan870
Jul 26, 2018 10:41 pm
Lauramac311
Lauramac311
26 July 2018

Unfinished Construction Site Next Door

Unfinished Construction Site Next Door

Hi, I am after some advice regarding options with my neighbours property. We live in a new housing estate & have been in our house 4 years. Our neighbour started…

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Lauramac311
Jul 26, 2018 4:29 pm
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rajan_g4
Jul 23, 2018 10:00 pm
rajan_g4
Judage-ge
Judage-ge
19 July 2018

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Whats the process of getting a building permit for an already built pergola with a roof? Will there be a definite penalty for this or the council going to assess and if…

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Judage-ge
Jul 19, 2018 6:14 pm
Judage-ge

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