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Judage-ge
Judage-ge
19 July

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 5:14 pm
Judage-ge
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
18 July

Can anyone recommend good apartment cleaners?

Can anyone recommend good apartment cleaners?

Hi all, We will be listing our apartment for sale soon and want to get it cleaned professionally including the black shower tiles I have tried everything I know of to…

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rajan_g4
Jul 18, 2018 8:44 pm
rajan_g4

How much to build this

How much to build this

You will save very little as the Concretor will become a nominated Subcontractor, so the builder won't pass on saving Generally concretor is 8% Of the contract, if the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 16, 2018 10:01 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Rosenthal Sunbury site costs

Rosenthal Sunbury site costs

Site costs can vary, more Info required? Size house Contour, Geotech report, engineering,display or custom build?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 16, 2018 7:58 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
13 July

Retaining wall issue with my neighbour....

Retaining wall issue with my neighbour....

I certainly wouldn't be rushed into anything because of a letter - or threats in it. Were your "discussions" in writing - do you have emails etc ? These things happen -…

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Saint Mike
Jul 13, 2018 10:36 am
Saint Mike

Hello, Quick question, when a slab has been trimmed back, should it be sealed? We had a few sections of the slab that protruded outside of the frame, some sections have…

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Ezza78
Jul 10, 2018 1:16 pm
aussieta
aussieta
5 July

Fencing issue with my neighbor

Fencing issue with my neighbor

i have the same issue and am just paying the whole amount and placing new fence just inside existing wire fence

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aussieta
Jul 05, 2018 5:50 pm
aussieta

Inclement weather delay claim

Inclement weather delay claim

Read your contract, there is already allowance for inclement weather. Builder would have to prove that inclement weather was greater than allowed in the contract and that…

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building-expert
Jun 29, 2018 7:43 am
building-expert
Liliana
Liliana
24 June

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yes. If it hadn't been for Metropolis going to the press about incorrectly installed multilayer gas pipes I would never have been able to get this problem rectified…

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Liliana
Jun 24, 2018 12:43 pm
luxbuild
luxbuild
22 June

Internal Cracks, some guidance required

Internal Cracks, some guidance required

Hi Justme15, So it looks like you are sharing a slab with another house, are they having the same problems? This looks to be your site in 2004 and 06. Looks to be a…

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luxbuild
Jun 22, 2018 5:55 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 June

Water mains pressure exceed 500 KpA

Water mains pressure exceed 500 KpA

Didn't the plumber tell you that you had a valve or not? It would be unusual for one to fail. Just Google it so you can see what it looks like. They are invariably…

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SaveH2O
Jun 22, 2018 4:28 pm
SaveH2O
Gaudi
Gaudi
19 June

New house: Pressure Limiting Valve installed on mains?

New house: Pressure Limiting Valve installed on mains?

http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets ... -Rates.pdf You likely have this already. If you don’t get a reply overnight, you can try calling the plumbing authority…

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Gaudi
Jun 19, 2018 10:21 pm
novaqu
novaqu
18 June

HOG BRISTLE render colour!!!!

HOG BRISTLE render colour!!!!

Hi Can someone please show me pics of their house with Hog Bristle render colour. I need to make a decision on the colour of my aluminum windows. I am tossing up between…

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novaqu
Jun 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
14 June

Metricon Build - few upgrades advice

Metricon Build - few upgrades advice

Cost of adding LED downlight was similar for me with another building company Downlights in top floor where these is roof access may be cheaper to install later. Get a…

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Gaudi
Jun 14, 2018 5:49 pm
gillybean
gillybean
13 June

Am I overreacting over fence cost?

Am I overreacting over fence cost?

Same. I don’t know how people get in this situation in the first place. For anyone reading - get quotes for a fence/s and contact the adjoining owner/s in writing,…

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gillybean
Jun 13, 2018 11:07 am
gillybean
Tips
Tips
9 June

Corinthian RIM RIMP Translucent Doors

Corinthian RIM RIMP Translucent Doors

Hello folks Am planning to get few of these doors. These doors are glass panel surrounded by timber/MDF frame. For those who’ve similar doors with translucent glass…

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Tips
Jun 09, 2018 12:46 pm

London inferno

London inferno
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Architects should be retained from project start to finish but all to often they are only used to get planning and building permit approvals. After that builders and…

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building-expert
Jun 07, 2018 4:46 pm
building-expert
jabbriel
jabbriel
5 June

Ranshe Builders

Ranshe Builders

Hi did you end up building with Ransche and how did you find them

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jabbriel
Jun 05, 2018 7:09 pm

I’m so glad I dug up this to post a picture that has made me changed my mind about composite. Thanks saint mike. Haven’t laughed so much for a while about my deck…

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Gaudi
Jun 03, 2018 11:33 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
1 June

Waterproofing balcony question

Waterproofing balcony question
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Do you have a floor waste in the tiles on balcony? Just wondering if floor wastes would assist at all with water clearing? Likely a naive question.

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Gaudi
Jun 01, 2018 4:07 am

Starting new build from scratch. Mernda Sloping land

Starting new build from scratch. Mernda Sloping land

Hi, the house will be east facing, with minimal windows on the north side. we have decided to use double glazing in commercial frames. Hoping the house will be extremely…

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its.just.sharon
May 31, 2018 10:21 pm
bank
bank
25 May

Boundary fences - cost per metre?

Boundary fences - cost per metre?

$50 does sound cheap. All our quotes for only 1800mm high were around $60/m. I'd be asking if they have seen this persons work, and getting another quote in the hope of…

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bank
May 25, 2018 11:22 am
bank
madj-m
madj-m
24 May

KDR with Metricon Signature

KDR with Metricon Signature

Hi We are in the midst of deciding how we proceed with our knockdown/rebuild we are planning to do in Melbourne. We had plans drawn up for a 42 sq house, with decent…

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madj-m
May 24, 2018 6:29 am
wesky
wesky
21 May

Insurance premium increases after Rezoning

Insurance premium increases after Rezoning

I just got off of the phone to AAMI after their backend/review team. Long story short, they have no idea why there's a huge increase and from all reference on their end,…

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wesky
May 21, 2018 10:57 am

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
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THIS IS BTF 22 CSIRO PART 2 BELOW IS EVERYTHING THE PROBLEMS Site water problem identification It is essential to investigate the site and prepare it in…

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Mauromario
May 21, 2018 1:13 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
17 May

Garden Soil Crack

Garden Soil Crack

How did you go cesarspalace?

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Gaudi
May 17, 2018 8:40 pm

Treatment for Spotted Gum Deck

Treatment for Spotted Gum Deck

Go straight for the best, Sikkens or Spa-N-Deck. Would recommend these over oils every single time.

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EVOKE ARCHITECTS
May 14, 2018 6:52 pm
EVOKE ARCHITECTS
meowys
meowys
9 May

Site Coverage

Site Coverage

According to local area guidelines, our timber decking does not contribute to site coverage. So back to the drawing board. Thanks all.

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meowys
May 09, 2018 2:19 pm
alexp79
alexp79
6 May

Can anyone help identify this sound?

Can anyone help identify this sound?

Can you climb into the roof and check it from the other side?

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alexp79
May 06, 2018 5:51 pm
Liliana
Liliana
5 May

Driveway crossover

Driveway crossover

I have a thread on this issue - see viewtopic.php?f=31&t=36297&hilit=crossover We had our crossover moved at our expense in Melbourne's west and the quotes I got in 2010…

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Liliana
May 05, 2018 9:11 am

Asphalt Driveway - Durability?

Asphalt Driveway - Durability?

If the base is done properly you shouldn't have any dramas. You want it to be thoroughly compacted by the biggest machine possible. Biggest problem I've seen with asphalt…

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EVOKE ARCHITECTS
May 04, 2018 10:43 am
EVOKE ARCHITECTS
Gaudi
Gaudi
2 May

Recommendation of Construction Lawyer in Melbourne

Recommendation of Construction Lawyer in Melbourne

Most lawyers provide an initial 30min consult for free. Then you can decide if you want to pursue formal legal action. Sometimes a letter from a lawyer is all that you…

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Gaudi
May 02, 2018 8:59 am
MacRock
MacRock
30 April

Rock Excavation guide

Rock Excavation guide

Hi - just educating myself re the cost of rock excavation Our report show rock (xw) at DCP40+ Our single story house and granny totals 24 squares. We will need…

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MacRock
Apr 30, 2018 12:50 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 April

WHITE INTERIOR...PLEASE HELP

WHITE INTERIOR...PLEASE HELP

We have a sort of off-white - American or USA ... its called. Quite nice. I agree with one colour. No feature walls etc.

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Saint Mike
Apr 24, 2018 9:39 am
Saint Mike
meowys
meowys
21 April

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
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

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

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