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gillybean
gillybean
12 March

Retaining wall issue with my neighbour....

Retaining wall issue with my neighbour....

I went through this with an investment property I had in Queensland. Absolute nightmare. Good luck.

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gillybean
Mar 12, 2019 1:11 pm
gillybean
Newbuild19
Newbuild19
11 March

Looking for engineer victoria

Looking for engineer victoria

Hi, Looking for an engineer that is currently registered with the VBA, to look over the slab engineering plans and do a report for owners. Northern suburbs Thanks

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Newbuild19
Mar 11, 2019 9:43 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 March

Water everywhere,ruining home.

Water everywhere,ruining home.

There is an increasing crescendo from many quarters for a National Royal Commission into the building and construction industry but the problem would be the size, cost and…

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SaveH2O
Mar 10, 2019 5:07 pm
SaveH2O
random101
random101
8 March

Neighbour started demolition / renovations before permit

Neighbour started demolition / renovations before permit

Hi all, Just a quick one. I am doing a demolition and my neighbour, decided it would be a good time for him to start knocking over his house as well. Albeit - we are…

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random101
Mar 08, 2019 7:26 pm

Hi guys I have recently built my veggie patch on the ground and have noticed some mysterious holes appearing overnight. Not sure what is causing them. At the moment, I…

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rajan_g4
Mar 07, 2019 9:47 pm
rajan_g4
justme15
justme15
3 March

Blow door Test

Blow door Test

Anyone done a blow door test in Melbourne? Curious to know the results and maybe even get a recommendation if possible. TIA

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justme15
Mar 03, 2019 3:31 pm

More Lemons, he bought a Lemon

More Lemons, he bought a Lemon

Don't be put off. Pre purchase inspection reports have limitations, exclusions and disclaimers and there are very good reasons for that however if the defects should have…

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building-expert
Mar 03, 2019 1:03 pm
building-expert
alexp79
alexp79
24 February

Hebel vs Masterwall vs others.

Hebel vs Masterwall vs others.

Well, Australian building industry is stuck in pre-historic state. The buyers have to be educated what is better for them and what is worse. Educated buyers or buyers…

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alexp79
Feb 24, 2019 1:45 pm
Ehsantl
Ehsantl
20 February

What kind of fireplace is this?

What kind of fireplace is this?

It's not gas, there is nothing in it except the iron grill and the damper at the top can be pushed in to be open. I've done some research and as mentioned by Joker it…

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Ehsantl
Feb 20, 2019 1:22 pm
gillybean
gillybean
20 February

Boundary Fence

Boundary Fence

Yeah I agree but I’d still be querying the developer. They’ll probably still get out of it, buried in the fine print somewhere but can’t hurt to ask. Good luck.

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gillybean
Feb 20, 2019 11:29 am
gillybean
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
19 February

Anyone live near a active quarry?

Anyone live near a active quarry?

Anyone live near a active quarry? We are currently on the hunt for property and we have found a good size acreage but on the opposite side of the road is a rock quarry.…

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DustyBlue
Feb 19, 2019 8:28 pm
coffecup1978
coffecup1978
19 February

Create a storage room in rumpus room? regulations?

Create a storage room in rumpus room? regulations?

Hi, I'm very new to the whole house reno thing. I have a rather large rumpus room upstairs that I don't use for much, and I am considering building a storage room at the…

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coffecup1978
Feb 19, 2019 1:47 pm
Exk53
Exk53
18 February

cemintel installation price

cemintel installation price

Hi All We planning to use cemintel on second floor of new build. Do you know price of installation Thank you

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Exk53
Feb 18, 2019 9:07 pm
meowys
meowys
15 February

Arranging demolition in advance

Arranging demolition in advance

Thanks for all your input. We current have tenants, however they will vacate late March, hence deciding to take advantage and demo in April (hopefully). In that case, I'll…

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meowys
Feb 15, 2019 11:50 pm
pamvic
pamvic
11 February

Roof type

Roof type

We have recently built with DFH and if we were to build again I would insist on metal roof with full timber structure, no metal struts. We have found this causes roof…

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pamvic
Feb 11, 2019 1:16 pm
justme15
justme15
6 February

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation
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Need a house demolished? Super Demolition is what you’ve been in search for!! For a free quotation, call 1300 433 655 Providing more than you expect. Guaranteed NO…

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justme15
Feb 06, 2019 6:56 pm
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
5 February

Provisional Sums

Provisional Sums

Cheers, I am happy with Darbecca Qld. Thanks.

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sweetswisssteel
Feb 05, 2019 12:03 pm
random101
random101
1 February

Should draftsman pay for amendment?

Should draftsman pay for amendment?

I didn’t ask, but he made the changes and paid for the amendment himself. Said it was there stuff up so we’re happy to do it. It’s a small guesture but made a big…

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random101
Feb 01, 2019 11:47 pm
insider
insider
30 January

Help verifying/understanding my site investigation report

Help verifying/understanding my site investigation report
1, 2

If you are using a soil report form 2007 then you will definitely need a new as the Australian standards have changed since then. An engineer can use engineering…

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insider
Jan 30, 2019 6:09 pm
insider
krishna85
krishna85
30 January

Anyone buying land or HLP in Melton South

Anyone buying land or HLP in Melton South

Hi nx437, I have recently bought lot in Artherstone jan 2018. This is in palara 32 and was wondering if you could provide some insights on growth of this suburb. Regards, Hari

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krishna85
Jan 30, 2019 4:11 pm
yoyohv
yoyohv
30 January

She bought a Lemon

She bought a Lemon

Wow.... And here is me stressing out due to having to remove and pour again some concrete steps in exposed aggregate due to a "bad mix".

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yoyohv
Jan 30, 2019 1:21 pm
redcali
redcali
22 January

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Youre entire question depends entirely on your local government/council. Mine has a specific form for existing developments which outlines what you need to have prior to…

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redcali
Jan 22, 2019 11:30 pm
shawncvaz
shawncvaz
21 January

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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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
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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Joker
Nov 28, 2018 8:23 pm
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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

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