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Timber vs Steel Structural Posts

Timber vs Steel Structural Posts

As a person who is both a qualified Civil/Structural Engineer and a Software Engineer I have no idea what you are on about. harleyca, I wouldn't be too concerned by the…

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theshack
Nov 27, 2020 7:18 pm

HELP! Builder won't refund deposit and dodging calls

HELP! Builder won't refund deposit and dodging calls

I did have a preapproval. Checked and it was roughly 2 weeks worth of emails going back and forth. How disappointing that things had to get this far. If I dont hear…

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buildingwithmyeyes
Nov 23, 2020 3:03 pm
building-expert
building-expert
11 November

Cornice on load bearing wall cracked every 600mm or so.

Cornice on load bearing wall cracked every 600mm or so.

Yes most likely but if one side of the house has subsided it will have same effect.

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building-expert
Nov 11, 2020 6:40 pm
building-expert
theshack
theshack
4 November

anybody used underdeck

anybody used underdeck

I'm looking to waterproof underneath my proposed deck / balcony. Has anybody used http://www.underdeck.com.au/ Is there anything else similar in the market. How else can…

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theshack
Nov 04, 2020 8:15 pm
Lemans
Lemans
1 November

Installing skylights post-build

Installing skylights post-build

I was considering adding extra windows to our home but i have been advised any structural changes may void your builder’s warranty.

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Lemans
Nov 01, 2020 10:53 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
29 October

Awnings on Hebel

Awnings on Hebel

Roger If you like I can give you the number of the Hebel rep here in sydney ( he's also a structural engineer) and apart from being a great bloke is all knowledgeable…

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SejaeD
Oct 29, 2020 10:12 am
SejaeD
Muhammad
Muhammad
22 October

Caulking around a corner freestanding bath

Caulking around a corner freestanding bath

My guess is that they caulked the top edges to prevent water dripped down those sides as they're probably harder to clean, given the positioning. If your bathtub is…

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Muhammad
Oct 22, 2020 8:16 pm
mix_underground
mix_underground
14 October

Ownership of stormwater drain in nature strip

Ownership of stormwater drain in nature strip

Yes, the 90mm storm water house drain. What if this pipe was damaged by trees in the nature strip that the council had planted many years ago? I'll probably just ring the…

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mix_underground
Oct 14, 2020 3:43 am
Oh oh now what
Oh oh now what
13 October

color help ~~ !!

color help ~~ !!

Hey all looking for suggestions tips pointers pictures - Like most…

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Oh oh now what
Oct 13, 2020 2:24 pm
alexp79
alexp79
5 October

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
1 ... 48, 49, 50

There are also other decent alternatives to waffle pods and rafted slabs such as Cupolex system which is even more cost/time effective than waffle pod much more reliable…

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alexp79
Oct 05, 2020 4:09 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 September

OB advice

OB advice

If you are referring to storm water disposal that is dealt by the local Councils engineering Departments on an ad hoc basis There is nothing in the NCC that governs Trade…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 28, 2020 12:38 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
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Philip_Green
Sep 25, 2020 4:39 pm

Sad that they've moved to quantity over quality :( Thank you again for your advice BuildingandLegal. One last thing, do you think that adding retaining walls (in green…

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janz
Sep 25, 2020 11:15 am
Philip_Green
Philip_Green
24 September

My builder says I can't have 2 different floor tiles joining

My builder says I can't have 2 different floor tiles joining

He is right ask them for explaining the exact issue after that you will know

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Philip_Green
Sep 24, 2020 8:03 pm
wmrajput
wmrajput
23 September

Cracked roof

Cracked roof

Thank you for your input.

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wmrajput
Sep 23, 2020 10:54 am
BuildingandLegal
BuildingandLegal
22 September

Insulation when buying off the plan

Insulation when buying off the plan

This looks to be part of the standard spec, what the builder includes as standard. Just ask the question of your sales consultant, "Is this standard"? if they say yes,…

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BuildingandLegal
Sep 23, 2020 12:05 am
Dominique
Dominique
10 September

Front Door handle after handover

Front Door handle after handover

They originally said…

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Dominique
Sep 10, 2020 4:43 pm
elloelloelloqwer
elloelloelloqwer
10 September

Change pivot door after handover

Change pivot door after handover

Thanks so much for your insights chippy! Trully appreciate your help. We will just go for our builder's range!

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elloelloelloqwer
Sep 10, 2020 2:43 pm
elloelloelloqwer
elloelloelloqwer
6 September

change wall mixers after handover easy?

change wall mixers after handover easy?

Thank you very much for the advice. My basin mixer is built into the wall so perhaps I should just compromise and work with the builder's range on this one !!!

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elloelloelloqwer
Sep 06, 2020 12:15 pm

Hi all! Just reading through my developer guideline as I go through my siting. It says: Dwellings on lots above 300sqm must have a minimum front setback of 4…

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elloelloelloqwer
Sep 06, 2020 2:48 am
Aspiredetractor
Aspiredetractor
4 September

Porter Davis and/or Aspire Design Vancouver 33

Porter Davis and/or Aspire Design Vancouver 33

Check their Google reviews. Tread carefully. Aspire Designer Homes are the very worst.

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Aspiredetractor
Sep 04, 2020 3:04 am
tashhudson
tashhudson
2 September

Neighbour Drilled into our Garage Wall

Neighbour Drilled into our Garage Wall

We bought the house as is and it was already built. I had no other options other than internal elements.

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tashhudson
Sep 02, 2020 8:58 pm
MClark
MClark
30 August

Concrete underground water tank Melbourne

Concrete underground water tank Melbourne

You should be able to simply find a competent plumbing company to do this. It's not a specialized job, just needs machinery that is all. Good luck MC

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MClark
Aug 30, 2020 4:52 pm
MClark
Splashers
Splashers
18 August

Colorbond Roof

Colorbond Roof

We have a dark colour Colorbond roof which is 2 years old and we do not have any issues in regards to popping in winter or summer. Our roof structure is timber with timber…

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Splashers
Aug 18, 2020 10:49 am
Splashers
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 August

The Old Days

The Old Days

Excellent video SaveH2O. Stewie

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Stewie D
Aug 09, 2020 4:30 pm
MyHome2
MyHome2
5 August

When house got internal wall cracks builder is pushback sayi

When house got internal wall cracks builder is pushback sayi

Thanks insider Yes it's in Victoria, builders use building surveyors to check slab stage to get approval for next stage, I will check with them on this.

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MyHome2
Aug 05, 2020 12:27 pm
wmrajput
wmrajput
4 August

Cracks in External Walls

Cracks in External Walls

Thanks for your input. the thing is I would know when to be concerned, that is why though someone with more knowledge could advise. regards,

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wmrajput
Aug 04, 2020 12:58 pm
WooodSI
WooodSI
31 July

Waffle Slab - Large Aquarium

Waffle Slab - Large Aquarium
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I think you should talk with him and if you have some knowledge of construction topics, I bet he might change the way of thinking.

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WooodSI
Jul 31, 2020 2:32 am
WooodSI
Joker
Joker
26 July

Announcing limited availability and gradual retirement

Announcing limited availability and gradual retirement

You quickly learn who the best are in their fields and hope the standard is repeated ,too good for the industry to loose.

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Joker
Jul 26, 2020 4:07 pm
SBG14
SBG14
26 July

Concrete Driveway Lights

Concrete Driveway Lights

Hi all, I am currently organising our long driveway to be concreted, and I am considering putting in embedded lights in on either side. I am wondering if anybody has done…

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SBG14
Jul 26, 2020 3:32 pm
SBG14

Warning about suggested repairs of slab heave

Warning about suggested repairs of slab heave
1, 2, 3

As I thought VCAT mediators are very knowledgeable and professional but don't care about justice. Their job is to bang two heads together and get them to sign on the…

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building-expert
Jul 26, 2020 3:08 pm
building-expert
Shan_brad
Shan_brad
24 July

Overshadowing but not overshadowing

Overshadowing but not overshadowing
1, 2

Hi jova We are experiencing somewhat similar problems neighbour Has objected our build stating overshadowing Did you get approval or did you change plan completely…

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Shan_brad
Jul 24, 2020 9:22 pm
chippy
chippy
24 July

Wall insulation

Wall insulation

If you have a dark colour roof (in fact any colour really) I'd opt for sarking under the tiles. There are a few benefits to that.

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chippy
Jul 24, 2020 11:34 am
chippy
JJ2019
JJ2019
23 July

Any recommendation for fencer and landscaper in Craigieburn?

Any recommendation for fencer and landscaper in Craigieburn?

Any recommendation for fencer and landscaper in Craigieburn? Any help would be appreciated.

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JJ2019
Jul 23, 2020 3:30 pm
JJ2019
Peter83
Peter83
17 July

Builder's license

Builder's license

Hi everyone, Hoping you can help me with a question - Can a builder in Victoria, build under someone elses license? Under what circumstances would they? Is it a cause…

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Peter83
Jul 17, 2020 5:34 pm
mizlong
mizlong
17 July

House Permit question

House Permit question

Okay so I originally had a 1400 gap on side of my house with a side gate so I changed that to 1150 to create a 250mm gap on the other side where the garage is against the…

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mizlong
Jul 17, 2020 6:27 am
bhbb
bhbb
12 July

Gross floor area definition

Gross floor area definition

Hi I believe GFA does not include car port but could not find an official document stating so. Can someone point me to a link pls?

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bhbb
Jul 12, 2020 6:13 pm
decap
decap
10 July

Merbau decking disaster - Please help!!!

Merbau decking disaster - Please help!!!

Keen to know how you got rid of the black. I’ve just had a herringbone merbau done and the trestle table the chippy was cutting on had metal legs that were on the new…

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decap
Jul 10, 2020 10:47 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
9 July

Free land in exchange for house

Free land in exchange for house

Subdivision. Yes, it's possible in some areas. In other areas, no it's not. So you'd have to ask your council. But usually the block would have to be a fair bit larger than 720sqm.

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ddarroch
Jul 10, 2020 12:04 am

Demo guy next door pulling out a tree and it has smashed out some bricks and cracked the wall. This a structural issue at…

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redfox
Jul 09, 2020 11:27 am

Hi all Has anyone gone through a situation where a builder has refused to increase a window height even though you are still at preliminary quotation stage?? I'm…

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elloelloelloqwer
Jul 08, 2020 9:37 pm

Soft leaf buffalo struggling

Soft leaf buffalo struggling

Thanks, putting my mind at ease. I was told it was better than Sir Walter for Melbourne and has better shade tolerance, although I feel I’ve been sold hook, line and…

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digitalkiwi
Jul 05, 2020 1:11 pm
digitalkiwi
skywhi
skywhi
28 June

Rathdowne Wollert

Rathdowne Wollert

Hi All, I am looking to ugrade to bigger house and thinking to buying in Rathdowne Wollert. Currently, I live in Aurora Estate but can't afford to buy in this estate as…

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skywhi
Jun 28, 2020 10:14 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
28 June

Grass growing above garage door

Grass growing above garage door

Dry periods and irregular rainfall is conducive to sediment build up and the Melbourne metro and other areas have in excess of 90% precipitation that is drizzle or light…

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SaveH2O
Jun 28, 2020 4:21 pm
SaveH2O

NBN New developer fee of $600

NBN New developer fee of $600

We had a similar thing. NBN advised they would potentially charge the $600 fee but they didn't do it. Though our circumstances were maybe a bit unique as NBN rolled out in…

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D and C House
Jun 25, 2020 12:30 am
alexp79
alexp79
24 June

Sisalation Paper on boundary brick wall

Sisalation Paper on boundary brick wall

In reverse brick veneer construction, you would need reflective but vapor permeable barrier from the outside side of your timber frame, but also optionally can add a layer…

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alexp79
Jun 24, 2020 1:02 pm
KameGame
KameGame
24 June

Metricon contract is not fixed price

Metricon contract is not fixed price

Wouldn't the contract or Tender say if it's fixed price ? Do you have an option to cancel and sign with them again as a fixed price.

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KameGame
Jun 24, 2020 10:12 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 June

M-city Clayton (VIC) build issues?

M-city Clayton (VIC) build issues?

That is more detailed to what was originally posted. There have been many posts on Homeone where people have said they were promised something they never received and the…

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SaveH2O
Jun 18, 2020 10:25 am
SaveH2O

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