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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
duke
duke
10 December 2010

Perth Indipendent Building Inspector

Perth Indipendent Building Inspector

Depending on inspector... they may not climb into roof space to inspect so will need to inspect before ceilings go in.

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duke
Dec 10, 2010 10:47 pm
AJW
AJW
13 December 2010

Couple of issues - is builder right???

Couple of issues - is builder right???

Nope, builder is wrong. The sand pad below the concrete slab needs to extend to at least 1m away from the slab. The cladding/ brickwork…

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AJW
Dec 13, 2010 1:15 am
King willy
King willy
24 December 2010

Painting of internal doors..

Painting of internal doors..

Andy & PM are correct. Hume doors, do say paint top and bottom. Mrs Rose you actually had the D OF Fair Trading to your home to look at the doors? Sometime we have to…

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King willy
Dec 24, 2010 12:18 pm
King willy
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
24 December 2010

Difference in mortar colour

Difference in mortar colour

A couple of pics would help provide an…

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abrickspecialist
Dec 24, 2010 9:55 pm
JenEM
JenEM
30 December 2010

Brick Issues

Brick Issues

The builder refunded 110% of the difference in upgrade in bricks from standard to the premium we ordered. Brick suppliers funded the rectification (we still have bricks…

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JenEM
Dec 30, 2010 10:04 am
Makis
Makis
2 January 2011

SA - Gas Heater - Seperation from Window?

SA - Gas Heater - Seperation from Window?

Gday, Building in Adelaide but want to allow provision for a gas heater somewhere in the lounge. Can somebody point me in the right direction with the regulations before…

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Makis
Jan 02, 2011 8:25 am
rob_phill
rob_phill
4 January 2011

Bulging and creaky laminate floorboards

Bulging and creaky laminate floorboards

did you law the boards with approx 10mm gap away from each wall? i believe the bowing is commonly caused by the wood/fibre getting slightly moist and then expanding. if…

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rob_phill
Jan 04, 2011 8:34 pm
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
13 January 2011

Sarking / anticon - fixing at roof edge

Sarking / anticon - fixing at roof edge

I would not be cutting it back, it needs to lap over and into the gutter. I would ensure its lapped into the gutter, then glue it in place...Yep, Glue. No more flapping. Pat.

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Pat the draftie
Jan 13, 2011 11:23 am
Pat the draftie
kappans21
kappans21
20 January 2011

KJM Design provide clients with numerous options

KJM Design provide clients with numerous options

KJM Design provide clients with numerous options for made by qualified and very…

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kappans21
Jan 19, 2011 11:27 pm
Poidda
Poidda
20 January 2011

Floor installation not to Australia Building Standards

Floor installation not to Australia Building Standards

Thanks for the input. I did supply the wood myself, and then the supplier recommended these guys to install. I couldn't find any bad press about them so thought why…

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Poidda
Jan 20, 2011 4:04 pm
Syrus
Syrus
24 January 2011

Plumbing requirements

Plumbing requirements

Hi all, first of all I would like to apologize if I posted a thread into a wrong section. My problem is the following. I am not aware of…

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Syrus
Jan 24, 2011 8:18 pm


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