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architect
architect
10 July 2011

HELP: fixing vent pipe AFTER plastering?

HELP: fixing vent pipe AFTER plastering?

did you take a photo? tell the site supervisor you are not happy with his apparaent disregard to prompty attend to and fix problems as they arise. this is not a…

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architect
Jul 10, 2011 1:46 am
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
20 July 2011

Would it be unreasonable to ask for photographic evidence?

Would it be unreasonable to ask for photographic evidence?

Eve Dweller, would you mind sharing with us where we can hire such device please? wouldn't mind PM if it's inappropriate to name the company/store in public forum.

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EmeryBB
Jul 20, 2011 6:06 pm
Steveo
Steveo
20 July 2011

A question about the storm water pipes

A question about the storm water pipes

If I can ask different storm water question. Our builder didn't calculate the fall to the kerb Chanel and wants $8k to build an underground water tank in the from of the…

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Steveo
Jul 20, 2011 8:12 pm
Steveo
berrychoc
berrychoc
24 July 2011

Fitzgibbon Chase

Fitzgibbon Chase
QLD

Hi, I'm new to this forum. My fiance and I have been thinking of buying our first home and stumbled upon Fitzgibbon Chase. Do you guys think that the land value might go…

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berrychoc
Jul 24, 2011 10:22 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
27 July 2011

Brick colours not right

Brick colours not right

Did you actually choose the same bricks and mortar as the display? Brick color can be a little off if you chose a different roof color also.

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chrisandkate
Jul 27, 2011 11:07 am
umehomes
umehomes
30 July 2011

Good licensed certifier in Canberra-Framing stage inspection

Good licensed certifier in Canberra-Framing stage inspection

Thanks very much whatever563, property-work people are on leave at the moment and will return on 05/08/2011. However, I need to conduct the inspection next week some time…

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umehomes
Jul 30, 2011 4:08 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
1 August 2011

what size subfloor access door?

what size subfloor access door?

There is no requirement. The lintel obviously needs to suit the load & the opening. The material type needs to meet (if any) BAL requirements.

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ausdesign
Aug 01, 2011 8:27 am
ausdesign
ctoz
ctoz
4 August 2011

termite baiting

termite baiting

We need to install a termite prevention system around a small house. I've researched several options, but find there's a gap in the information, which makes it difficult…

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ctoz
Aug 04, 2011 11:53 am
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
6 August 2011

a question about O/A Plates height.

a question about O/A Plates height.

Thanks Peter, measured it this arvo, it's around 2520 from floor to truss, so I guess my garage will have a finished ceiling height of 2.5m.

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EmeryBB
Aug 06, 2011 1:43 am
bashworth
bashworth
6 August 2011

Should I get a Dilapidation Report done to avoid being sued?

Should I get a Dilapidation Report done to avoid being sued?

Your neighbour will sue you and then its up to you to see if you can pass the responsibility on to either the builder or the surveyor. I would say you should get the…

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bashworth
Aug 06, 2011 5:48 pm
bashworth
btherl
btherl
9 August 2011

Removing building debris

Removing building debris

My builder left what I consider to be a large amount of bricks and tiles and other rubbish under the ground in the backyard. We only found these when we started…

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btherl
Aug 09, 2011 10:39 am
btherl
girlfriday
girlfriday
10 August 2011

Building standards and tolerances for a renovation & defect

Building standards and tolerances for a renovation & defect

go they still apply for a renovation? For instance we previously had a 30mm step from the carpet hallway and will the new floor tiles (approx the same height) they have…

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girlfriday
Aug 11, 2011 12:45 am
catjim
catjim
13 August 2011

Slab height incorrect

Slab height incorrect

I have longed a conciliation application with BACV (Building Commission) and a meeting with the building commission inspector, conciliator and…

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catjim
Aug 13, 2011 11:25 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
18 August 2011

Concerns after frame and brickwork inspection

Concerns after frame and brickwork inspection

Building inspectors crack me up! ::hyst:: ::hyst:: They get paid to run around and pick out things that are wrong to justify their existance when most of them have no idea what they…

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abrickspecialist
Aug 18, 2011 10:10 pm
AJW
AJW
20 August 2011

Framing stage concerns, advice please

Framing stage concerns, advice please

2. Is it the right procedure to start some brick work while roof truss still not complete? 3. See the brick work at garage area, is it normal…

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AJW
Aug 20, 2011 9:58 pm
indidi
indidi
24 August 2011

earthing / grounding of steel frame house

earthing / grounding of steel frame house

Our friend is an electrical engineer who specialises in earthing so our steel frame house is earthed everywhere! As E1109 mentions we have our reinforcing mesh in the…

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indidi
Aug 24, 2011 8:44 am
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
1 September 2011

Fixing stage question

Fixing stage question

This is what my HIA Victorian new Homes Contract…

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zeitgeber
Sep 01, 2011 10:08 am
zeitgeber
eyspy
eyspy
1 September 2011

Plastic Mains Water Pipes

Plastic Mains Water Pipes

Plastic in our last 3 homes and no problems at all. Faulty workmanship is evident in ALL types of material and should be addressed at every available opportunity. As an…

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eyspy
Sep 01, 2011 11:15 am
B STAR
B STAR
9 September 2011

Plumbing specs - Pipe sizes

Plumbing specs - Pipe sizes

Direct Wholesale is wholesale distributor of quality products, accessories and consumables for the plumbing and electrical trades.

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B STAR
Sep 09, 2011 2:02 pm
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Lex
Sep 16, 2011 10:21 pm
Lex
david242gt
david242gt
20 September 2011

Stairs in non habitable rooms

Stairs in non habitable rooms

TMO, refer to this previous thread http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=49335

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david242gt
Sep 21, 2011 12:17 am
david242gt
btherl
btherl
23 September 2011

FHOG - 2011

FHOG - 2011

Have you tried calling the authority that administers the FHOG in your state? From the victorian SRO website: You (or at least one applicant) must occupy…

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btherl
Sep 23, 2011 12:26 pm
btherl
daveandally1
daveandally1
25 September 2011

Is this acceptable??? Nope and it's getting fixed!

Is this acceptable??? Nope and it's getting fixed!

That is all so disgusting! I would've been there every day with a megaphone, watching their every move! :( - Ally

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daveandally1
Sep 25, 2011 5:00 pm
daveandally1
Annietom
Annietom
30 September 2011

Grouting over tiling spacers

Grouting over tiling spacers

How would you remove the spacers before grouting? I would say they stay, but I'm just using logic, not…

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Annietom
Sep 30, 2011 10:06 am
Annietom
adamprice
adamprice
11 October 2011

Induction Cooktop Cables

Induction Cooktop Cables

B Star, Am slightly concerned about certificate and don't want to risk it, so will pay him out for his work to date. Many thanks for your help.

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adamprice
Oct 11, 2011 4:28 pm
pales
pales
20 October 2011

Increasing Sliding door size - Span help

Increasing Sliding door size - Span help

Hi Guys, I'm looking to increase my Sliding doors from 2.7m to 3.8m. I obviously need to run a new timber beam through. Can anyone help with sizing? Single Story…

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pales
Oct 20, 2011 12:05 pm
KAN
KAN
28 October 2011

** bricklaying??

** bricklaying??

Thanks abrickspecialist, when I spoke to the Construction Manager and SS, I recall they did mention rain, so what you mention is most likely. Appreciate the links and…

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KAN
Oct 28, 2011 8:33 pm
Casa2
Casa2
1 November 2011

Unresolved Brick issues after handover with PD

Unresolved Brick issues after handover with PD
1, 2

Hopefully you have a decent liquidated damages amount (>$250/week). With regard to the mortar, if an independent inspector has said it is not acceptable then it needs to…

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Casa2
Nov 01, 2011 10:42 pm
ndutzy
ndutzy
16 November 2011

mortar color not white, Wembley built by Porter Davis

mortar color not white, Wembley built by Porter Davis

Thats a good news. hopefully they do the same, but the problem that i have is due to leeching from bricks, so they need to solve that first before they fix the mortar color.

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ndutzy
Nov 16, 2011 4:26 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
27 November 2011

Cant believe I am posting here again about bricks!

Cant believe I am posting here again about bricks!

The 'fault' is in the overall dimension of the garage not working to bond.…

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abrickspecialist
Nov 27, 2011 10:33 am
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
27 November 2011

METR*CON Home - problem with mortar and bricks

METR*CON Home - problem with mortar and bricks

Why do builders think that washing bricks again and again will fix every problem? :roll: :roll: Without looking at the pictures you almost certainly have acid burn. Acid has…

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abrickspecialist
Nov 27, 2011 10:42 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 December 2011

fire separation for downstairs unit timber cottage lift

fire separation for downstairs unit timber cottage lift

I think you mean BCA - Building Code of Australia not BSA. I think from memory you need 60/30/60 which means 60 minutes radiant/30 minutes frame and 30 minutes radiant…

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Stewie D
Dec 04, 2011 3:41 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
4 December 2011

100mm sewer pipes

100mm sewer pipes

Thanks, Builder is having a meeting with their people on Tuesday to discuss options, i spoke with plumbing commission said i should def have it fixed as there should have…

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kassan1973
Dec 04, 2011 8:59 pm
mapcalla
mapcalla
8 December 2011

building inspector and pest inspection Perth

building inspector and pest inspection Perth

Well instead of building hubby and I put in an offer for a home yesterday and it was accepted! There are sooo many house inspectors and pest inspectors on the internet,…

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mapcalla
Dec 08, 2011 3:55 pm
bashworth
bashworth
27 December 2011

staircase to storage area in shed- does it need a balustrade

staircase to storage area in shed- does it need a balustrade

A potential fall of more than 2m is considered a high risk situation. If a workman or visitor to your house fell you could have a negligance claim against you. If you…

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bashworth
Dec 27, 2011 1:16 pm
bashworth
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
19 January 2012

Question relating to electrical work

Question relating to electrical work

Hello, I have actually came across this once.. i was totally shocked to see it.. but im afraid it is legal! It is not a practice that i would support and i frown upon…

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cenemelectrical
Jan 19, 2012 3:46 pm
Flora27
Flora27
28 January 2012

Electrical Question

Electrical Question

Hi, Electrical equipments used for testing. It helps in analysing power chips and boards with the use of temperatures, power cycling and voltages. The burn in testing is…

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Flora27
Jan 28, 2012 4:14 pm
architect
architect
8 February 2012

Roof - Is this acceptable?

Roof - Is this acceptable?

looks fine. if you remove the large plate then you will have a leakage problem.

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architect
Feb 08, 2012 12:04 am
btherl
btherl
10 February 2012

Metri*con - lots of promise - overcharge - under delivery

Metri*con - lots of promise - overcharge - under delivery

ndutzy, the maintenance department are totally different people from the construction department. You may have a better (or worse) experience with them. 90 days after…

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btherl
Feb 10, 2012 2:15 pm
btherl
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
21 February 2012

Retaining Walls...Is this correct ?

Retaining Walls...Is this correct ?

Thanks for the advice phippsy :) . hoping urs is not a permanent damage.

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Madison27AA
Feb 21, 2012 12:24 pm
AE86
AE86
21 February 2012

Seeking building code for a deck.

Seeking building code for a deck.

...stoped by bunnings today to pick up this book but sold out and he said he wasnt sure they would still stock it. ..might have to buy it on line

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AE86
Feb 21, 2012 5:11 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
23 February 2012

FLOOR LEVELS FOR ROOMS OFF GARAGE

FLOOR LEVELS FOR ROOMS OFF GARAGE

Many designers will adjust the garage floor height to fit with the contour of the site to keep the access height at the roller door as near to ground level as practical as…

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ausdesign
Feb 23, 2012 12:50 pm
ausdesign
kassan1973
kassan1973
23 February 2012

Electrical CB

Electrical CB

Just what i was thinking and prob safer.

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kassan1973
Feb 23, 2012 9:51 pm
JustinJames
JustinJames
24 February 2012

Building code re fans in bathroom

Building code re fans in bathroom

Ducted exhaust is necessary in a toilet.

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JustinJames
Feb 24, 2012 5:45 pm
paulw11
paulw11
3 March 2012

Sparky: 3-ways light switch Is this how it supposed to work.

Sparky: 3-ways light switch Is this how it supposed to work.

Hi You are correct. You should be able to turn the lights on or off from any switch regardless of the position of the other switches. The circuits haven't been wired…

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paulw11
Mar 03, 2012 9:18 am
james_d
james_d
5 March 2012

Box Gutter and leaking house

Box Gutter and leaking house

A large issue with box gutters is reactivity and peoples lack of understanding. Check that they have used zinc screws if it is a zinc gutter, or gal with gal. Also ask how…

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james_d
Mar 05, 2012 1:33 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
9 March 2012

Lintel to span 5m over glass sliding doors

Lintel to span 5m over glass sliding doors

Even if you get an answer you will still need a 'design certificate' A previous post has a 'steel in housing' link which can be used by anyone competent.

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ausdesign
Mar 09, 2012 12:50 pm
ausdesign
lynny-jane
lynny-jane
14 March 2012

Poor workmanship being passed off as "defects"

Poor workmanship being passed off as "defects"

Oh wow!!! I hope you got things finished to your satisfaction. My heart broke when I saw the stained timberwork (and the tiles!!)- I spent 5 months oiling/staining a…

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lynny-jane
Mar 14, 2012 7:17 am
lynny-jane


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