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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 5:36 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 10:07 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 9:09 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 12:32 pm
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 1:22 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 5:09 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 12:05 pm
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ring09
Nov 22, 2010 10:35 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 2:08 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 5:46 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 2:58 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 8:12 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 28, 2010 12:31 am
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 8:38 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 7:58 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 9:21 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 10:55 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 6:26 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 6:40 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 11:47 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 2:15 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 1:18 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 10:55 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 11:04 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 9:25 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 9:34 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 12:23 pm
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 20, 2011 12:27 am
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 5:04 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 9:18 pm
danrts
danrts
29 January 2011

Help - any plumbers out there? heat pump installation

Help - any plumbers out there? heat pump installation

we sorted it out. The plumber agreed after persuasion with the builder to move it back to its original position outside the garage. however an undue delay would exist to…

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danrts
Jan 29, 2011 10:43 am
windowexpert
windowexpert
30 January 2011

Frame studs not flat on ground.

Frame studs not flat on ground.

Such things will always occur for as long people are prepared to pay money for such 3rd world workmanship and construction methods. And at the end when all this is covered…

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windowexpert
Jan 30, 2011 6:57 am
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
4 February 2011

Painting Standards

Painting Standards

Thank you, I printed this one and it was exactly what I was after

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Lunchtime
Feb 04, 2011 10:37 pm
jbyway
jbyway
6 February 2011

Help! Steel Mesh exposed

Help! Steel Mesh exposed

So it appears the builder has attempted to fix it but now there are more parts exposed and even some points sticking out completely away from the concrete. I'm going to…

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jbyway
Feb 06, 2011 2:49 pm
B STAR
B STAR
7 February 2011

7 Year New Home Builders Guarantee. Is this covered?

7 Year New Home Builders Guarantee. Is this covered?

Whats the problem with the pump. Sometimes the float gets stuck. What pump have they installed?

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B STAR
Feb 07, 2011 11:54 am
Lex
Lex
8 February 2011

Possible building defects? Advice please.

Possible building defects? Advice please.

Busy with other jobs :shock: ... that's no excuse :evil: David, seems like you have a tough one on your hands - good luck with all of this! Please also don't get entangled into…

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Lex
Feb 08, 2011 8:02 am
Lex
crystillia
crystillia
9 February 2011

Builder wouldn't fix the problem!

Builder wouldn't fix the problem!

well the property is in springfield lakes 4300 :)

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crystillia
Feb 09, 2011 4:37 pm
Team PD
Team PD
10 February 2011

Mould Growing in my new house under construction

Mould Growing in my new house under construction

I will appreciate your advice in relation to this issue. I am currently building with PD and due to the shortage of brickies, the home was…

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Team PD
Feb 10, 2011 12:16 pm
Team PD
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
11 February 2011

Why use bored piers over something else?

Why use bored piers over something else?

If your soil is so reactive as you say, even with a slab you would still have needed piers to stabilize it and they would probably have been the same dept and diameter and…

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chrisandkate
Feb 11, 2011 11:00 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
12 February 2011

House Poles..Methods of ground installation?

House Poles..Methods of ground installation?

mimaranda - If you want to share your email I suggest you PM people with it. Otherwise anyone can see your email addy. That includes the intended & spammers, spybots n…

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onc_artisan
Feb 12, 2011 9:29 pm
onc_artisan
seeking solutions
seeking solutions
18 February 2011

private electrical pole - We won :) !!!

private electrical pole - We won :) !!!
1, 2

Hey squizzy! What a detailed response... thanks! Thankfully we can breathe again as the jerk SOLD OUT and we have had new neighbours for a couple of weeks now.. no more…

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seeking solutions
Feb 18, 2011 9:20 pm
seeking solutions
csamara
csamara
19 February 2011

Bring a difficult neighbour to court

Bring a difficult neighbour to court

Anyone here had experience about building dispute with a neighbor? We have a situation, the owner of the land next to our house raised their land level, and currently…

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csamara
Feb 19, 2011 10:18 pm
1983yzb
1983yzb
20 February 2011

A big problem for my slab

A big problem for my slab

Hi,everyone. I build a new home, and just frame stage is complete. Today I took a look and found my slab is not flat. It is curved up and down. It is obvious. Even I never…

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1983yzb
Feb 20, 2011 12:20 am
1983yzb
1983yzb
20 February 2011

A big problem for my slab

A big problem for my slab

Do you mean that the slab has changed…

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1983yzb
Feb 20, 2011 11:08 am
Dexterredcat
Dexterredcat
20 February 2011

Slab overhang

Slab overhang

Hi all thanks for the replies (have to admit I had forgotten this post :oops: :oops: :oops: ) There is a couple of places that where too short on the other end of this part of slab and…

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Dexterredcat
Feb 20, 2011 10:39 pm
Dexterredcat
ausdesign
ausdesign
28 February 2011

Screening and balustrading building codes

Screening and balustrading building codes

The balustading height is a minimum of 1000. The wire spacing depends upon the size, number of strands & tension The privacy screen min. height is 1700, "with no more than…

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ausdesign
Feb 28, 2011 4:16 pm
ausdesign
Poidda
Poidda
2 March 2011

Builder blaming poor materials.

Builder blaming poor materials.

Thanks for all the input. It is exactly how I thought, that the builder is ultimately responsible for laying defective wood. We did purchase the wood ourselves and then…

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Poidda
Mar 02, 2011 9:49 am
Aiah
Aiah
4 March 2011

Prebuilt

Prebuilt

you can do all the tests you like... nobody really knows what's down there till you start digging. on rare occasions its quite ugly. If i unknowingly purchased a dodgy…

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Aiah
Mar 04, 2011 8:21 pm
Aiah
Lex
Lex
8 March 2011

Can someone tells me this is right or wrong !!??

Can someone tells me this is right or wrong !!??

jimsting, so the last pic does not look like that any more? It is starting to "fall apart"? If so, it's probably due to house settling. How long ago was the house…

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Lex
Mar 08, 2011 8:30 am
Lex


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