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Geothermal heating / coooling thoughts

Geothermal heating / coooling thoughts

Yep, I came to the same conclusion regarding the Geothermal. We have room for about 8KW of solar panels, and can insulate as much as needed during the build which can cut…

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dachopper
Mar 06, 2021 12:50 am
KodaCujo
KodaCujo
4 March

HGWA Lakelands

HGWA Lakelands

Nice!!

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KodaCujo
Mar 04, 2021 3:21 am
itsmartin
itsmartin
25 February

The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)
1, 2

Feb Update: Building permit was approved early in the month and now siteworks are done; there are a few slabs that have gone down in our little section of the estate though…

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itsmartin
Feb 25, 2021 7:54 pm
itsmartin
Berek
Berek
26 January

Ideas for the wooden plinth

Ideas for the wooden plinth

Paint it the same colour as the window surrounds.

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Berek
Jan 26, 2021 7:58 pm
Berek
Berek
14 January

Brick Paving height under cover patio.

Brick Paving height under cover patio.

1 brick below the weep holes, sloping away from the house?

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Berek
Jan 14, 2021 8:38 pm
aussieta
aussieta
7 January

Gutters

Gutters

depends my last house only a few trees, once per year cleaning this house every 3 months as lots of trees

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aussieta
Jan 07, 2021 8:08 am
aussieta
ddarroch
ddarroch
27 December 2020

Alternatives to decreasing window size

Alternatives to decreasing window size

How far along in the planning process are you Kelsey? The most important thing to do when planning a home is to orientate or correctly. That is, locate living areas (&…

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ddarroch
Dec 27, 2020 11:17 am
chippy
chippy
13 December 2020

Cieling material asbesto

Cieling material asbesto

It's hard to tell from the photo, but it definitely looks like a fibre cement sheet. The way it has delaminated looks more like modern non asbestos fibre cement sheet but…

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chippy
Dec 13, 2020 12:05 am
chippy
domwild
domwild
25 November 2020

Building with New Choice Developments (Perth)

Building with New Choice Developments (Perth)

Recommended, but watch costings and check and recheck documents and build quality. After an architect had drawn up a floor plan (with mistakes), I contacted several…

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domwild
Nov 25, 2020 10:15 am
Brett0004
Brett0004
25 October 2020

Walk In Shower Width

Walk In Shower Width

Our new build has 2 walk in showers, we pulled the openings back from original 1000mm to one is 750mm and the other is 790mm and they are fine.

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Brett0004
Oct 25, 2020 11:56 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 October 2020

Wet charged systen

Wet charged systen
1, 2, 3

I'll do a summary. OUTLET DISCHARGE. Already well covered but to recap: 150mm outlet with no restrictor plate: no council PSD mandate? The…

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SaveH2O
Oct 13, 2020 7:45 pm
SaveH2O
Mining Man
Mining Man
2 October 2020

Colorbond roof - dune

Colorbond roof - dune

We did our roof in Shale Grey, and it can appear anything from the light grey in your picture, to almost white. It only went on a couple of months ago, so we haven't yet…

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Mining Man
Oct 02, 2020 3:00 pm
Maiya
Maiya
1 October 2020

Can we terminate a building contract?

Can we terminate a building contract?

Hi, I would advise you to contact the lawyer. When it comes to complex housing contracts there are always the moments that might bring you a lot of problems later.

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Maiya
Oct 01, 2020 9:44 pm
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
alymei
alymei
22 August 2020

GROUNDS for Cancelling House and Land Package Contract

GROUNDS for Cancelling House and Land Package Contract

You should discuss with your conveyancer

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alymei
Aug 22, 2020 4:14 pm
kelliel123
kelliel123
16 August 2020

Framed Drywall vs Double Brick Construction for Investment H

Framed Drywall vs Double Brick Construction for Investment H

Hi, we are looking at building a two storey home on a narrow lot. At this stage we are undecided whether to go with drywall construction (timber framed wall with Gyprock)…

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kelliel123
Aug 16, 2020 5:39 pm
Planet Sun
Planet Sun
16 July 2020

Floor Plan Symbols

Floor Plan Symbols

We moved in last November...... :)

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Planet Sun
Jul 16, 2020 12:07 pm
Planet Sun
ddarroch
ddarroch
9 July 2020

Steel Frame Price 2020

Steel Frame Price 2020

Er, a steel frame for it's passive design advantages? I think you've got that wrong. Steel, like all metals, has high thermal conductivity. This conduction of heat…

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ddarroch
Jul 09, 2020 9:54 pm
alexp79
alexp79
18 June 2020

Earthworks Perth Hills

Earthworks Perth Hills

So the total depth of internal beam is 450 mm on your drawing. But yes, if you place slab on top of the natural ground (although it would still require some smoothening),…

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alexp79
Jun 18, 2020 11:33 pm
estherlimtf
estherlimtf
10 June 2020

KDR - what can be done pre settlement?

KDR - what can be done pre settlement?

Thank you so much. I will get on to it :)

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estherlimtf
Jun 10, 2020 12:42 pm

Hey guys, New alfresco hardiflex ceiling has been put up and I'm not very happy with uneven spacing between the joints. Is this something I can reasonably bring up with…

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Ship2shore
Jun 03, 2020 10:31 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
2 June 2020

how’d you like a $40k grant to renovate your home?

how’d you like a $40k grant to renovate your home?

Unfortunately, just like everything else the Government pushes money into, it will happen. During the GFC "pink batts program", prices magically rose to the level of…

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arcadelt
Jun 02, 2020 1:07 pm
Sam_Sher
Sam_Sher
17 April 2020

Fixing into 100 year old limestone wall

Fixing into 100 year old limestone wall

My father used these things for the limestone wall, but it was much younger than 110 years. qIiXmqmko-w

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Sam_Sher
Apr 17, 2020 1:50 am
Sam_Sher
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
6 April 2020

5.6m x 1.6m Sliding Gate-RHS Steel Suggestions, Please!

5.6m x 1.6m Sliding Gate-RHS Steel Suggestions, Please!

Hey domwild Try For Calculating deflections here I've got a standard design somewhere just can't locate it atm. Ma-a-ate (midalia) should be able to assist Cheers

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 06, 2020 10:40 am
StructuralBIMGuy
alicia hall
alicia hall
4 March 2020

Downpipe in cavity?

Downpipe in cavity?
1, 2

My aunt did the same thing a year ago, and got a terrible downpour. I wouldn't do this if I were you.

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alicia hall
Mar 04, 2020 4:43 pm
alicia hall
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
23 December 2019

Dulux Rottnest Island

Dulux Rottnest Island

Its a light grey-blue,quite a nice colour really, bit dark for a small house but very nice in a large house. It doesn't send out any unwanted colors.

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thepa1nter
Dec 23, 2019 8:53 pm
thepa1nter
Rachy
Rachy
3 December 2019

Colorbond roof grey bits

Colorbond roof grey bits

Did you ever sort out the patchy paint job? We have the same issue

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Rachy
Dec 03, 2019 8:06 pm
chippy
chippy
8 November 2019

Floating Table help

Floating Table help

Absolutely. It will have to have some decent support built through it. I'd be opting for a steel ladder frame then box it out with a whatever you want. The overall…

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chippy
Nov 08, 2019 6:51 pm
chippy
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
2 November 2019

KDR in perth

KDR in perth

I know the feeling! When the kids are running about upstairs it’s like a herd of elephants. So we got hebel flooring in the new build

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Hillsbuilds
Nov 02, 2019 1:40 pm

Thanks Kev, Our display centre is based in Wangara, As the house plan is displayed within a facility of over 800sqm, you are able to position furniture and temporary…

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koreahot123
Oct 31, 2019 1:00 pm
chalky
chalky
13 July 2019

Wood look tile plank lengths

Wood look tile plank lengths

I'm looking for advice choosing 1800mm or 1200mm length planks. What are the pros and cons of laying either one? Warping? Cutting? Hallways? Cost?

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chalky
Jul 13, 2019 5:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
9 July 2019

True Extent of Building defects revealed

True Extent of Building defects revealed

Sobering reading, If and when your building defect complaints ever makes it to the courts, You will need to be well prepared, get expert advice take photos, collect…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 09, 2019 9:26 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Kev 1 More info required, on Slope, Soil type, Retention,trickle/discharge, pressurised,RLs, etc Many councils also used different rainfall/flow models requiring…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 06, 2019 9:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy
bashworth
bashworth
5 July 2019

Storm water bore hole.

Storm water bore hole.

There is something called a Soak Well which can be used in certain conditions. They are very popular in WA where they work very well on sandy soils. To find out more see

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bashworth
Jul 05, 2019 11:57 pm
bashworth
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Althom
Jul 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Althom
Arabla
Arabla
17 May 2019

Tile Package or Self Source

Tile Package or Self Source

Hey We are considering building with Dale Alcock in Perth and wondering what the general consensus is on floor tiling. Is it better to go with them and or source the…

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Arabla
May 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Arabla
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ennoh
May 09, 2019 1:06 pm
gusta83
gusta83
16 April 2019

Timber Floating shelves perth

Timber Floating shelves perth

Hi Looking for recommendations about diy floating shelves in perth. *ideas on a timber supplier who will provide a finished, quality place of timber ready to…

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gusta83
Apr 16, 2019 3:31 pm
Sergey
Sergey
14 April 2019

Getting rid of cat dog urine smell outdoors

Getting rid of cat dog urine smell outdoors

Hello Have 2 cats and 1 dog on a smallish backyard. Cats are allowed to go to backyard only. Same with the dog, though she is also walked twice a day. Cats do their…

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Sergey
Apr 14, 2019 9:08 pm
alexp79
alexp79
14 April 2019

Bad quality Clipsal power points?

Bad quality Clipsal power points?

I have the ones which are certified. Surprisingly many of them do have SAI certification those days, most of the vendors provide certificates upon request and then they…

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alexp79
Apr 14, 2019 7:19 pm
bsdll
bsdll
10 April 2019

Perth Ancillary Dwelling and services costs

Perth Ancillary Dwelling and services costs

Hi, we are looking to build a new house and shed at the back of our property. We aren't sub dividing, just adding a new house for the kids to move into. It's 120sqm, so…

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bsdll
Apr 10, 2019 11:28 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 April 2019

"Cashing In" on the Airbnb market?

"Cashing In" on the Airbnb market?

How much should I spend on the development? On $100K expect $200/week min that's better than buying a Perth rental house hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 10, 2019 2:32 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
vlf1985
vlf1985
9 March 2019

Road Signs on Crossover

Road Signs on Crossover

Hi All, We have a 4P sign that sits just on the side of the crossover which will be impacted once we begin to build our crossover. To get the sign removed/relocated is…

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vlf1985
Mar 09, 2019 1:17 am
chippyjohn1
chippyjohn1
6 March 2019

AcraTex

AcraTex

Thanks Joker

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chippyjohn1
Mar 06, 2019 11:31 pm
Sethor
Sethor
6 March 2019

Builder Recommendation for a narrow lot in Perth Petro

Builder Recommendation for a narrow lot in Perth Petro

Most builders will work in established areas, you just have to find one your happy to go with.

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Sethor
Mar 06, 2019 5:01 pm
lisalula
lisalula
3 March 2019

Drilling into brick - please help

Drilling into brick - please help

Thank you all, I got it sorted, got some better wall plugs and screws and had to drill new holes and it is holding. Thanks to you both! :) :)

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lisalula
Mar 03, 2019 11:06 pm
kks
kks
28 January 2019

Cost comparison for third storey

Cost comparison for third storey

lol! I kinda forget how much space there actually is in these sort of homes. You'd enjoy how they are built to be affordable there in SL. On-site labour is relatively…

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kks
Jan 28, 2019 12:00 pm
alexp79
alexp79
20 January 2019

Importing kitchen from China

Importing kitchen from China

To Import kitchen from China is a good option. In fact, many people from Australia, India, Middle-east are importing kitchen from China. Moreover, they also buy furniture,…

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alexp79
Jan 20, 2019 1:38 pm

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