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B STAR
B STAR
9 May 2011

New House Site Layout Tolerance

New House Site Layout Tolerance

Might sound like a am asking a stupid question. But how are you measuring this? Are you just butting the measuring tape upto the fence???

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B STAR
May 09, 2011 12:49 pm
Jewelbaby
Jewelbaby
18 May 2011

Quality of painted walls

Quality of painted walls

Thank Sarah, that isn't something I'd even thought I could do! It's been 2.5 weeks now and not only have we not heard anything, our SS is actually not taking or returning…

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Jewelbaby
May 18, 2011 9:11 am
joles
joles
18 May 2011

Shared Boundary With Council - NEW FENCE REQUIRED

Shared Boundary With Council - NEW FENCE REQUIRED

Check your land contract if you bought the land and built, or the sale of contract if you bought established. We have two boundaries on private land that will become…

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joles
May 18, 2011 9:31 pm
joles
wizard
wizard
23 May 2011

URGENT HELP PLEASE! Building inspector needed - Tarneit area

URGENT HELP PLEASE! Building inspector needed - Tarneit area

Thanks baysidehome, not too late yet, we are still working a few things out

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wizard
May 23, 2011 11:02 am
wizard
Malcolm Axford
Malcolm Axford
24 May 2011

90% of house perimeter brick wall overhang by more than 30mm

90% of house perimeter brick wall overhang by more than 30mm

30mm definitely exceeds the allowable limit of brickwork overhanging the slab. When it is so widespread I would make sure the builder gets the engineer involved to either…

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Malcolm Axford
May 24, 2011 1:19 pm
idoitmymay
idoitmymay
25 May 2011

foil backed insu under flat steel roof

foil backed insu under flat steel roof

Rafter, battens, sisalation (silver side down), roof sheets. Screws go through roof sheet and sisalation. In domestic settings you dont even worry…

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idoitmymay
May 25, 2011 9:00 am
aazman
aazman
25 May 2011

Shadow Clad Probs

Shadow Clad Probs

We built a little while ago with M and have had a continuing problem the shadow clad on the upper level of our house. It seems to continually buckle outwards at the top…

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aazman
May 25, 2011 11:21 am
irkj
irkj
25 May 2011

Does this need to be fixed, and if so, how?

Does this need to be fixed, and if so, how?

Should be meeting the SS later this week to walk through the house anyways, so I'll definitely bring that up and see his opinion on it. @Malcolm, good idea, I shall…

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irkj
May 25, 2011 3:17 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
1 June 2011

External Door Damage - Not Painted on all sides

External Door Damage - Not Painted on all sides

I'd be questioning their line of clear sealer as it sounds very strange that they would go to the trouble of applying this sealer to only the top and bottom of the doors…

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chrisandkate
Jun 01, 2011 10:43 am
Casa2
Casa2
4 June 2011

cosmopolitan homes finishing quality

cosmopolitan homes finishing quality

Hi, We are thinking of building with Cosmopolitan in Nelsons Ridge due to their present in the area. We spoke to their sales guy couple of times…

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Casa2
Jun 04, 2011 10:35 am
ausdesign
ausdesign
6 June 2011

Do I have an issue ((Roof trusses do not line up)

Do I have an issue ((Roof trusses do not line up)

The trusses do not have to land directly over studs if the top plate(s) are designed to carry the load over the span. This is calculated from the roof load area that is…

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ausdesign
Jun 06, 2011 8:09 am
ausdesign
irkj
irkj
9 June 2011

How do I deal with the final payment - please advice

How do I deal with the final payment - please advice

If you're using a standard HIA contract, I believe the allowance is 25% from the stated amount. So if the allowance is $7000, the highest amount would end up being…

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irkj
Jun 09, 2011 10:54 am
foc1
foc1
11 June 2011

Guttering Standards

Guttering Standards

I do know that round downpipes have a larger clearance rate than the 100 x 50 which may help

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foc1
Jun 11, 2011 8:44 am
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cherub
Jun 14, 2011 6:45 am
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
20 June 2011

Clearance standards under floor??

Clearance standards under floor??

Hi Tjilpi - I could have just said here, but I just PM'd you to say thank you so much, but that won't be necessary just yet. Thanks again. Today, DP pulled off all the…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jun 20, 2011 6:42 pm
snoofie
snoofie
26 June 2011

60mm Overhang On Bricks?

60mm Overhang On Bricks?
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My main concern would actually be that the lintel may be underrated for the task. I believe the size of the lintel should be on your plans.. Our garage has about 15mm…

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snoofie
Jun 26, 2011 9:50 pm
snoofie
cwoern
cwoern
27 June 2011

New house, shower cabin leakes, tiles no more available

New house, shower cabin leakes, tiles no more available

Hello, Tried to find a similar topic as I believed somebody must have had the same problem but couldn't find anything similar. Our house (hand over last year August)…

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cwoern
Jun 27, 2011 12:38 pm
Lex
Lex
28 June 2011

What is easement?? Building next to various PIPES

What is easement?? Building next to various PIPES

Thanks foc. Yes it's true, you can get almost all services on your land via Dial b4 u Dig, I did that before we built the house. I realised this is the so-called 'domestic…

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Lex
Jun 28, 2011 10:31 pm
Lex
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Daveoz
Jun 29, 2011 2:40 pm
evo550
evo550
4 July 2011

Cutting concrete sleepers for a retaining wall.

Cutting concrete sleepers for a retaining wall.

Daveoz, Depending on your particular manufacturer, but generally yes. Although the ends should be sealed with a 2 part epoxy or the like to protect the exposed reo from…

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evo550
Jul 04, 2011 3:18 pm
architect
architect
10 July 2011

Is such brick support acceptable?

Is such brick support acceptable?

alexch i presume the angles will be covered over with sand at a later stage?? some appropriate paint treatment over the dynabolts and angles would be handy to eliminate…

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architect
Jul 10, 2011 12:35 am
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 12:46 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 5:06 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 7:12 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 9:22 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 10:07 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 3:08 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 7:27 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 10:53 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 12:43 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 4:48 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 9:39 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 10, 2011 11:45 pm
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 10:25 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 9:10 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 8:58 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 7:44 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 9:08 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 10:15 am
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Lex
Sep 16, 2011 9:21 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 20, 2011 11:17 pm
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 11:26 am
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 4:00 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 9:06 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 3:28 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 11:05 am
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 7:33 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 9:42 pm
orrplumbings
orrplumbings
11 November 2011

Plumbing specs - Pipe sizes

Plumbing specs - Pipe sizes

I am not a plumber but I want to give you my suggestion. Going to copper for all the internal pipe linings is good. Well for me it is. Also large pipes are quite…

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orrplumbings
Nov 11, 2011 9:03 pm


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