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ECOECO
ECOECO
2 March

Sales Techniques In The Replacement Window Market

Sales Techniques In The Replacement Window Market

The Error on the Quotation This actually happened, I will tell you the same way it was…

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ECOECO
Mar 02, 2021 4:10 pm
ECOECO
Edster
Edster
27 February

Porter Davis and/or Aspire Design Vancouver 33

Porter Davis and/or Aspire Design Vancouver 33

PD and Aspire apparently have a partnership. We were told today that they PD couldn’t build our Hoffman, but Aspire probably will. Go figure.

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Edster
Feb 27, 2021 5:18 pm
sifntdaz
sifntdaz
21 February

Arranging demolition in advance

Arranging demolition in advance

do you work for demo logic Chris? seems like you just made an account to market for them.

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sifntdaz
Feb 21, 2021 5:19 pm
Noname
Noname
20 February

Connecting spoon drains to silt pits

Connecting spoon drains to silt pits

Also how many should I look at getting. 4 or 8? House is 25m long and 15 wide

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Noname
Feb 20, 2021 6:53 pm
Chris Tanton
Chris Tanton
18 February

Demolition recommendation

Demolition recommendation

Hey guys old thread but for anyone who may be looking for a reliable company to get a quote from: Demo Logic They just done our house and couldn’t be happier. They were…

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Chris Tanton
Feb 18, 2021 7:06 pm
ar-el
ar-el
4 February

knockdown/rebuild or renovate

knockdown/rebuild or renovate

we will be downsizing for retirement. since i am on the planning/budgeting stage: 1. what things do i have to consider when deciding a knock-down/rebuild or renovate? 2.…

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ar-el
Feb 04, 2021 2:57 pm
Countrybuilds
Countrybuilds
3 February

Installing skylights post-build

Installing skylights post-build

So I shouldn't ever do any additions to my house in fear of my warranty?

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Countrybuilds
Feb 03, 2021 8:58 pm
Countrybuilds
Ayyappan
Ayyappan
29 January

New House

New House

Thanks for your information

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Ayyappan
Jan 29, 2021 4:42 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 January

STRUGGLE TO GET OWNER BUILDER CONSTRUCTION INSURANCE

STRUGGLE TO GET OWNER BUILDER CONSTRUCTION INSURANCE

Ahhh, the North Coast. Up there you can build a nuclear waste treatment plant with a helipad on top and you don't have to lodge a DA, do you? No wonder you don't need PL…

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Stewie D
Jan 28, 2021 8:29 pm
aussieta
aussieta
6 January

Weatherboard rot

Weatherboard rot

dont do this any water that does get behind needs to be able to drain out could you link to these posts as have never heard of doing this

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aussieta
Jan 06, 2021 11:51 am
aussieta
Harts
Harts
2 January

What is slab heave ?

What is slab heave ?

Hi Adman, sorry to hear of the issues you are having with your home and the builder, who looks like he is playing 'the blame game', which is exactly what my builder and…

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Harts
Jan 02, 2021 2:46 pm
LandAndHome
LandAndHome
1 January

Neighbour Drilled into our Garage Wall

Neighbour Drilled into our Garage Wall

Thank you Althom! That's so nice of you.

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LandAndHome
Jan 01, 2021 12:36 pm
Mining Man
Mining Man
27 December 2020

Help with exterior colors please

Help with exterior colors please

Leave the portico as is; it's a nice contrast with the cladding and bricks, and ties to the roof really nicely. It's the black door that could change the overall look,…

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Mining Man
Dec 27, 2020 3:49 pm
oramadesign
oramadesign
15 December 2020

Deck and Pergola Permit Confusion

Deck and Pergola Permit Confusion

Hi there, I was just browsing the forum and I saw your queries. I will try to explain with simple words. 1. What is exactly Pergola? Can't it have any kind of roof…

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oramadesign
Dec 15, 2020 11:17 am
oramadesign
joshiNJ
joshiNJ
13 December 2020

Carlisle Montpelier 54 grand

Carlisle Montpelier 54 grand

Hi Vermas We are going ahead with building Montpellier grand 54. Just wondering How did you go with your project? How did your extended living go? Did you still keep your…

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joshiNJ
Dec 13, 2020 7:28 pm
Ranti13
Ranti13
8 December 2020

Is it possible to buy a house with bitcoins

Is it possible to buy a house with bitcoins

I offered to buy my land with .5 bitcoin, land was 497,000. The real estate said no. I'll come back here to laugh at them in a few years!

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Ranti13
Dec 08, 2020 4:46 pm

Revised plan has support where the bifolds meet in the corner. The posts are now 150mm and where I would like them. 150mm timber would look pretty cool, but I'm still…

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harleyca
Dec 01, 2020 5:00 pm
Bakso
Bakso
29 November 2020

Ongoing Warranty Issue - Water Leak

Ongoing Warranty Issue - Water Leak

Hi All, Hope you all can help me see what legal leg…

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Bakso
Nov 29, 2020 11:14 am
buildingwithmyeyes
buildingwithmyeyes
23 November 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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
SejaeD
SejaeD
29 October 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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
building-expert
building-expert
1 October 2020

container for office

container for office

Would it not be better idea to use shipping container for file storage and the space in your home as your office?

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building-expert
Oct 01, 2020 8:59 am
building-expert
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kumica
Sep 28, 2020 8:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 September 2020

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
Philip_Green
Philip_Green
25 September 2020

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

Such a good point

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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 2020

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 2020

Cracked roof

Cracked roof

Thank you for your input.

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

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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
MClark
MClark
30 August 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

Waffle Slab - Large Aquarium

Waffle Slab - Large Aquarium
1, 2

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 2020

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 2020

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
building-expert
building-expert
26 July 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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

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