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vanilladreamz
vanilladreamz
7 October 2010

Brushed Concrete - Opinions on finish

Brushed Concrete - Opinions on finish

Thanks for your reply cclarity. :) I have posted this topic in another forum with pictures as I thought it may get a better response there.

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vanilladreamz
Oct 07, 2010 8:34 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
8 October 2010

TWO DIFFERENT COLOURS OF MORTAR USED IN HOUSE

TWO DIFFERENT COLOURS OF MORTAR USED IN HOUSE

Differing mortar colours come about in most cases from a variation in the ratio of the mix. If there is no added 'oxide' i.e. plain mortar, this can occur from a different…

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ausdesign
Oct 08, 2010 11:07 am
ausdesign
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SherWin
Oct 09, 2010 2:57 pm
Beebob
Beebob
11 October 2010

Sewer Easement Advice - Please Help

Sewer Easement Advice - Please Help

Did you ever get any closure on this. I'm curious. B

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Beebob
Oct 11, 2010 10:20 pm
david242gt
david242gt
14 October 2010

small holes and damages on the frame

small holes and damages on the frame

I would be asking why the stud next to it arnt blue.

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david242gt
Oct 14, 2010 9:44 pm
david242gt
XT4V
XT4V
15 October 2010

eave lines

eave lines

yeah, give it time... it will get done when the painters are painting your plaster... long way off still ;)

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XT4V
Oct 15, 2010 10:30 pm
chippy
chippy
17 October 2010

Hole sizes allowed in studs

Hole sizes allowed in studs

BCA timber framing construction specifies: Hole diameter: 25mm max, middle third of stud. Distance between holes or notches: 3x depth of stud. 20mm notches are for bracing…

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chippy
Oct 17, 2010 9:17 pm
chippy
Kurrajong
Kurrajong
19 October 2010

Advice Needed. Builder says bath wont fit, drafting error

Advice Needed. Builder says bath wont fit, drafting error

I would think you should ask for Option 1. They know its their fault. Perhaps just tell them you're requesting the walls be moved and the bath be made to fit. If they…

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Kurrajong
Oct 19, 2010 4:35 pm
Kurrajong
Gialandon
Gialandon
21 October 2010

off the plan uncertified modification drama

off the plan uncertified modification drama

Wow, he initially told us $3000. After insisting he look at it again, he has come back and said it's not a big job and should be easy to do, but he wants me to pay for it…

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Gialandon
Oct 21, 2010 3:58 pm
kyton
kyton
21 October 2010

Time builder takes for maintenace

Time builder takes for maintenace

Put it in writing to the builder and name a date - something workable, ie 10 workings day etc that you expect the work to be completed by. Also state that by such and such…

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kyton
Oct 21, 2010 5:13 pm
kyton
Nathan Peart
Nathan Peart
21 October 2010

help with rooflines

help with rooflines

Hi, This is the firsttime I have tried to share a file like this, so here goes. http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc3 ... ofHelp.jpg This is what your roof should…

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Nathan Peart
Oct 21, 2010 6:14 pm
emilygirl
emilygirl
22 October 2010

Building defects listed in Section32

Building defects listed in Section32

The last one does it for me...doesn't comply with aussies standards..I think that means you will be sitting having your coffee and it will fall down on your head...not…

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emilygirl
Oct 22, 2010 1:37 pm
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
23 October 2010

How to keep council happy with 2 diff building materials

How to keep council happy with 2 diff building materials

We aren't in the same area, however had a similar covenant. We used brick, render, ecoply on the garage, and weathertex upstairs to achieve multiple finishes.

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upsydaisy
Oct 23, 2010 5:49 am
upsydaisy
zeke
zeke
24 October 2010

HELP! Re ceiling height

HELP! Re ceiling height

Don't discount the possibility of it being rectified. Maybe they could do coffered ceilings with bulkheads, at least in some rooms. I say this because our builder was…

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zeke
Oct 24, 2010 6:04 pm
zeke
david242gt
david242gt
26 October 2010

Is this considered lockup completed ?

Is this considered lockup completed ?

Lock up is a large percentage payment. Shouldnt the roof be finished and weatherproof. I wouldnt be authorizing any payments till it is at least complete.

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david242gt
Oct 26, 2010 10:09 pm
david242gt
ChargerWA
ChargerWA
26 October 2010

Behaviour of Victoria's leading builder

Behaviour of Victoria's leading builder

The builder has a duty of care to you and your family, if they remove the fence they need to provide temporary fencing, and if they don't want to wear the cost of that,…

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ChargerWA
Oct 26, 2010 10:59 pm
ChargerWA
Geoff0001
Geoff0001
27 October 2010

Awning timber sizes

Awning timber sizes

Thankyou for your help and advice.

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Geoff0001
Oct 27, 2010 6:09 pm
Darth Teddy Bear
Darth Teddy Bear
29 October 2010

concerns over some aspects of the frame, advice sought

concerns over some aspects of the frame, advice sought

Hi all, I had a chance to speak with the builder onsite and he has explained that the packing is temporary as they wanted to get the frame up and next week they will be…

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Darth Teddy Bear
Oct 29, 2010 9:26 am
Darth Teddy Bear
Tomartyn
Tomartyn
2 November 2010

Major Wiring Concerns

Major Wiring Concerns

Thankyou for the response, and sorry for putting it in the wrong spot, thanks for moving it mods! >.< We just got our loan through so we're going to be getting people in…

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Tomartyn
Nov 02, 2010 1:20 am
AJW
AJW
3 November 2010

House purchased that has illegal wiring

House purchased that has illegal wiring

I have thought of the building inspection guy, since he should have atleast notified me that the down lights were covered by insulation - but…

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AJW
Nov 03, 2010 1:53 am
n&n02
n&n02
5 November 2010

Overflowing gutters – Is this an urgent problem?

Overflowing gutters – Is this an urgent problem?

They come today to fix the gutter. DH got up there and he said it's now cleared of water and they fixed the bow in the gutter too. Maybe it was bowing under the weight…

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n&n02
Nov 05, 2010 7:56 pm
YBBroker
YBBroker
13 November 2010

Painter 'allegedly' not sealed walls

Painter 'allegedly' not sealed walls

During your meeting it would be a good idea to politely ask for the painters registration number also. Then stick to the advice from the manufacturer and if they don't…

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YBBroker
Nov 13, 2010 5:34 pm
Owen1974
Owen1974
14 November 2010

Need 6.5M lengths of 'colourbeam' steel, and span tables

Need 6.5M lengths of 'colourbeam' steel, and span tables

Hi all, I'm going to build a 6M x 6.5M roof next to the house. One of the long sides will be the house, and I'll need a centre beam mounted on posts that goes parallel…

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Owen1974
Nov 14, 2010 5:24 pm
YBBroker
YBBroker
16 November 2010

CORRECT MOULDINGS HELP!

CORRECT MOULDINGS HELP!

If the manufacturer can give you installation and fixing guides then i'd proceed with them as per the fixing instructions. If they can not then get a refund.

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YBBroker
Nov 16, 2010 3:47 pm
YBBroker
YBBroker
16 November 2010

Fixing Stage Inclusion question

Fixing Stage Inclusion question

Is this for a progress claim? Brick clean can be one of the last jobs you do on a job Roof of the Porch should have been during roof cover? Roof pointing before…

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YBBroker
Nov 16, 2010 3:53 pm
YBBroker
YBBroker
16 November 2010

Desperate for an answer on damp proofing related to stairs

Desperate for an answer on damp proofing related to stairs

How are you building the house? Do you have a cavity wall? If so there's no issue with damp rising as it won't breach the cavity.

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YBBroker
Nov 16, 2010 3:55 pm
YBBroker
YBBroker
16 November 2010

Standard sizes for windows, doors, kitchen... where to get?

Standard sizes for windows, doors, kitchen... where to get?

Benchtops are often 850-900mm high. 1200mm would be for giants! If you're building in WA the window sizes are generally in brick dimensions. Jason windows has a pdf they…

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YBBroker
Nov 16, 2010 4:00 pm
YBBroker
YBBroker
16 November 2010

Internal Bricking Standards

Internal Bricking Standards

The load on the brickwork is vertical, which is why this isn't an issue. It is good for the plaster to have more keys into the brickwork too, so a non-issue

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YBBroker
Nov 16, 2010 4:12 pm
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YBBroker
Nov 16, 2010 4:14 pm
noddy09
noddy09
16 November 2010

No power at front of land - what are my rights??

No power at front of land - what are my rights??

Yeah I wrote them another email, they finally forwarded it onto their lawyer and they emailed me saying where would I like the cheque mailed to :) So I should receive that…

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noddy09
Nov 16, 2010 4:36 pm
noddy09
danniellec
danniellec
16 November 2010

wrong benchtops- What would you do??

wrong benchtops- What would you do??

I think we could have got more if we had really put our foot down but ultimately we liked the mistake and it was a bonus to get the extra stuff!

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danniellec
Nov 16, 2010 9:07 pm
foc1
foc1
17 November 2010

Do I ned a permit or not??

Do I ned a permit or not??

From my memory in Vic anything over 900mm will need a permit as this is the case with my council

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foc1
Nov 17, 2010 8:09 am
stewartacraig
stewartacraig
17 November 2010

Wall Opening - Load Calculation Required?

Wall Opening - Load Calculation Required?

Thanks chippy, Of course, I realise that this isn't directly applicable to my situation but I think this is all useful background info. I was interested to hear your…

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stewartacraig
Nov 17, 2010 11:32 am
kb46
kb46
17 November 2010

Urgent !! Private Inspection - How to follow up ??

Urgent !! Private Inspection - How to follow up ??

So why haven't you asked your inspector these questions?

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kb46
Nov 17, 2010 12:22 pm
fchase
fchase
17 November 2010

Exposed Aggregate Driveway Issues

Exposed Aggregate Driveway Issues

Hi I am also in process of finalising a new home contract with Aushomes at Fitzgibbon chase. At the moment they are treating me well but they are…

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fchase
Nov 17, 2010 4:09 pm
BPuppet
BPuppet
19 November 2010

Metal roof beam problems - please comment?

Metal roof beam problems - please comment?

Thank you for your reply. I've emailed my concerns to our CLO. They have replied saying that the brickwork should have been taken up another 3 courses to match the height…

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BPuppet
Nov 19, 2010 11:05 am
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ring09
Nov 22, 2010 9:35 am
ring09
Zarli
Zarli
22 November 2010

Slab issues...

Slab issues...

Some more dodgy brick & slab pics in my building thread if anyone can shed some light on the newest episode... Cheers

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Zarli
Nov 22, 2010 1:08 pm
Zarli
AJW
AJW
23 November 2010

Gas Pipe standards NSW

Gas Pipe standards NSW

Does anyone know the standards for material used for new gas lines inside a house in NSW? Our builder isntalled copper with soldered joints from…

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AJW
Nov 23, 2010 4:46 am
Pugs
Pugs
24 November 2010

Copper vs Plaster external water pipes

Copper vs Plaster external water pipes

Poly is cheaper and isn't a target to get stolen.. and yes i'm guessing by that report it does "change" the water but they wouldn't use it unless it was safe...

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Pugs
Nov 24, 2010 1:58 pm
Pugs
zergling
zergling
27 November 2010

Bricks leaking

Bricks leaking

i have the same issue with my garage. Moved in almost 2 years ago and since winter started there has been few incident with water leaking through the garage side wall on…

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zergling
Nov 27, 2010 7:12 pm
AJW
AJW
28 November 2010

Water supply to house, PVC, 5cm deep?

Water supply to house, PVC, 5cm deep?

Ive also got the same issue with my new house that I just got the keys for during the week. The pipe is only 10cm below the surface at the…

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AJW
Nov 27, 2010 11:31 pm
Lex
Lex
1 December 2010

structural engineer needed - sydney

structural engineer needed - sydney

::: I usually try Yellow Pages or similar, starting with the locals. Just search for residential structural eng's and call a few of them.

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Lex
Dec 01, 2010 7:38 pm
Lex
thomas kilpatrick
thomas kilpatrick
6 December 2010

building stadards in strata buildings

building stadards in strata buildings

I'm a carpenter and obviously i have rapport with wood, I own a unit in sydney which has vermiculite ceilings, There are some small rooms and in some instances it is…

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thomas kilpatrick
Dec 06, 2010 6:58 pm
julito
julito
6 December 2010

Fixing stage problems

Fixing stage problems

Hi All, Someone else may have asked similar question before, however since I have a specific situation I'd like to ask this again. I received Fixing stage invoice…

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julito
Dec 06, 2010 8:21 pm
Tods
Tods
7 December 2010

Brick veneer gaps & Decking - quick question

Brick veneer gaps & Decking - quick question

yeh on th ematter of termites there has been problems I believe from even Modwood decking because it has a component of timber in it, which they can eat. There is one that…

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Tods
Dec 07, 2010 9:55 am
amilelka
amilelka
10 December 2010

Error in Roof Timber Frame

Error in Roof Timber Frame

Wow. What did the builder say? Are they going to put a bulkhead in?

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amilelka
Dec 10, 2010 5:26 pm
amilelka
amilelka
10 December 2010

electric conduits in WA

electric conduits in WA

They shouldn't affect structural stability, especially as they are usually vertical. If conduits aren't used, they just chase grooves into the walls for wires anyway. …

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amilelka
Dec 10, 2010 5:40 pm


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