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Retired Builder /engineer and designer/project manager.

Retired Builder /engineer and designer/project manager.

People don't want to wade thru OP's essays in blogs or on facebook, they want their project specific data on mobile devices Goodluck

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 14, 2018 7:03 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

The estimated finish date is September next year.

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stanus
Dec 14, 2018 6:50 am
stanus

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Ok thanks although I'm sure it's too late for us to get handover before christmas since even if we receive it today it will take 7 business days for bank inspection…

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excited_builders
Dec 14, 2018 6:35 am

You have obviously got some type of rubbish or junk you need to get rid of. Is it in your house, garage or yard? Has it been in your way for weeks, months or even years?…

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cutpricegroup
Dec 14, 2018 1:25 am

Surfmist vs white window with white plantation shutters

Surfmist vs white window with white plantation shutters

HELP! In the process of choosing window frame colours. Style of home is provincial. Front windows have colonial bars. Wondering how will surfmist look with plantation…

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Jena089
Dec 13, 2018 11:53 pm
Wild
Wild
9 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 408, 409, 410

Thanks guys, will send her an email in the morning, she's pretty stubborn n starts everything n anything with no LOL, I had to send her legit proofs from other M builds…

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Wild
Dec 13, 2018 10:51 pm

Double Wardrobe internal corridor dimensions

Double Wardrobe internal corridor dimensions

Hi, We're looking to reno a space which is currently a bathroom to create a double walk-in wardrobe. The plan is to create two separate wardrobe spaces facing each…

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ConfidentDIYer
Dec 13, 2018 10:35 pm
ConfidentDIYer

Lock up payment

Lock up payment

All sorted spoke with accounts , thanks for reply’s

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Tim65
Dec 13, 2018 10:28 pm
Tim65

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Thanks Malibu for the response. Democorp, Macarthur Excavation and Eco Demo are the quotes I have. Did you go with any? Just looking into Democorp because they came out…

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MickeyDonald
Dec 13, 2018 10:02 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 683, 684, 685

thanks. the inverter system was one of the reason i am leaning to esp+

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kingofnowhere
Dec 13, 2018 9:16 pm

Raihan, Coming back again to your post.. If your lot slopes left to right, and wide enough to fit a house and garden and pool...etc, this sketch could be of a help. So…

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sulhinai
Dec 13, 2018 8:25 pm

Owner Builder Tas

Owner Builder Tas

So we’re at the beginning of our building journey. Sold up and moved to TASMANIA, brought 24 acres and are prepping for owner builder. Any advice would be great. We…

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Jmoneil
Dec 13, 2018 8:17 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
12 h

Coral Homes - Modified Bronte

Coral Homes - Modified Bronte
NSW
1 ... 44, 45, 46

Hooray!!! On both counts! So glad you’re finally free from Coral. That telly is awesome !!

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MrsJM
Dec 13, 2018 7:57 pm
MrsJM

Water leak through window frame

Water leak through window frame

First thing is to take the blind down so it doesn’t get damaged, and anything else under the leak that is getting wet. Unless there is a leak from a pipe in the wall…

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arcadelt
Dec 13, 2018 7:31 pm

stonefields wollert

stonefields wollert
1, 2, 3

Just don't sign the sunset clause extention.. Or get in touch with their lawyers and ask for yr money back.

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Xpress02
Dec 13, 2018 6:39 pm
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gullolal63
Dec 13, 2018 6:02 pm

custom builder recommendation - west melbourne

custom builder recommendation - west melbourne

Dear All, Looking at various volume builders ,I am wondering if there are any small budget conscious custom builders servicing in west melbourne area like Yarrabank…

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Iamlama
Dec 13, 2018 4:19 pm
Ronsha
Ronsha
17 h

Kemgrout haze, left too long on porcelain tiles

Kemgrout haze, left too long on porcelain tiles

If just a haze try car cutting compound. Tape the grout area apply compound to the haze and hand buff. Once done.. Wipe with detergent as tile will be slippery.

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Ronsha
Dec 13, 2018 2:31 pm
mishb
mishb
18 h

Washing machine in kitchen

Washing machine in kitchen

We've just done this in our new apartment, we did away with the laundry tub in the 'cupboard' for the wm/dryer, the w/m (and the condenser dryer) drains straight into the…

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mishb
Dec 13, 2018 2:07 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

i think that's why, ours is overhead and the power to go a pole then underground.

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ymiao4398
Dec 13, 2018 1:56 pm

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi all quick update The house is almost complete! it'll be 99% done by next friday, which is the builder's last day, unfortunately it is probably best if we didn't occupy…

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frankily
Dec 13, 2018 1:46 pm

Deck standards esp re footings ? (Brisbane)

Deck standards esp re footings ? (Brisbane)

Landyvlad You might find this useful on Timber Decks Alternatively search my Structural BIM images, post back or leave a PM Cheers

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 13, 2018 12:58 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Sliding door mounted into floor (no step)?

Sliding door mounted into floor (no step)?

Hi Juzzo, I actually work for a company called Creative Drain Solutions wherein we are able to manufacture a drain that will allow a flush finish between inside and…

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Belly86
Dec 13, 2018 12:46 pm

Dressed up the front of the house last night.

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blackcat20
Dec 13, 2018 9:02 am
blackcat20

Breezeway House (was: New build.....starting at last!)

Breezeway House (was: New build.....starting at last!)
QLD
1, 2

Thanks for your extensive response, really appreciate it, we will be contacting Breezeway for sure! Hope you are enjoying your home. Cheers, K&D

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Musashi2000
Dec 13, 2018 8:51 am
VistaDream
VistaDream
Yesterday

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Have a look on NBN.com.au, better description than I can provide!

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VistaDream
Dec 13, 2018 7:11 am

Ps wouldn’t be Christmas if I haven’t taken a photo of the Christmas trees. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!!

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AKB
Dec 13, 2018 12:04 am
AKB
KingTaco
KingTaco
Yesterday

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

We've had an update from Clarendon - Building approval has come through, so now we're just waiting on developer approval and the authority to commence from the…

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KingTaco
Dec 12, 2018 10:13 pm
KingTaco
Santo65
Santo65
Yesterday

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD - FRAME

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD - FRAME
QLD
1, 2, 3

Seems to get to a point where it all happens really fast...looking good Gareth :)

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Santo65
Dec 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Santo65
Corallake
Corallake
12 December

Is this exposed aggregate normal?

Is this exposed aggregate normal?
VIC

Contact Fair Trading or building equivalent. Don't be bullied into submission!!!!

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Corallake
Dec 12, 2018 4:57 pm
Corallake
CW_L
CW_L
12 December

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

It really will be! Yes! Friday is the day!! ::cheerleader:: Finally got out IOC sent to us today! Surprisingly, were managing to sleep pretty well. We've been so tired from all the…

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CW_L
Dec 12, 2018 4:23 pm
CW_L
InvincibleInDN
InvincibleInDN
12 December

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 759, 760, 761

Don't have experience. But it is easy to use your own licensed electrician to install the lights/points if its single storey building. If its double storey, its is tricky…

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InvincibleInDN
Dec 12, 2018 2:30 pm
InvincibleInDN
JulzSol
JulzSol
12 December

Storing repurposed timber

Storing repurposed timber

I've had many mixed suggestions. Some folk say just put tarp over them and others say leave it open so long as they are spaced out with bits of timber every few layers to…

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JulzSol
Dec 12, 2018 2:12 pm

Retaining wall is finished. Now for the landscaping to begin!

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brodav83
Dec 12, 2018 1:55 pm
itschardy
itschardy
12 December

New Build - External Rendering Question

New Build - External Rendering Question
WA

Thanks for the info and taking the time to reply, really appreciate it!

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itschardy
Dec 12, 2018 1:31 pm
itschardy
mumbron
mumbron
12 December

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Still waiting on stovetop and oven, roller doors to be installed and door handles to be put on and hot water system to be hooked up and our damage pits for the septic and…

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mumbron
Dec 12, 2018 12:59 pm
True Blue
True Blue
12 December

Exploding shower screen

Exploding shower screen

Hi Dathy, I work in the glass industry and yes had many dealings with customers ringing up after their shower has spontaneously exploded. There are a few different reason…

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True Blue
Dec 12, 2018 12:04 pm
True Blue
True Blue
12 December

Exploding Toughened Glass, Stegbar Window

Exploding Toughened Glass, Stegbar Window

That is a shame Stegbar did not not want to help you out, hopefully it was just the case of one faulty panel of glass and not a whole shipment of poor glass. Spontaneous…

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True Blue
Dec 12, 2018 11:52 am
True Blue
True Blue
12 December

Double glazing

Double glazing

Double glazing can reduce noise and also help reduce your power bill but only if done correctly, click this link below to get an idea of the type of glass and space that…

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True Blue
Dec 12, 2018 11:31 am
Tim65
Tim65
12 December

Building with Metricon - Compensation for cancelled inspecti

Building with Metricon - Compensation for cancelled inspecti

It’s a critical stage inspection in nsw and a requirement of DA approval conditions for our job

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Tim65
Dec 12, 2018 11:30 am
Tim65
Junebug
Junebug
12 December

Silestone Category 5 price?

Silestone Category 5 price?

Can anyone tell me the standard cost of Silestone Cat 5 per sq metre?

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Junebug
Dec 12, 2018 11:11 am
kasra nedlands
kasra nedlands
12 December

OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Thanks!!! Same here just logged on and thought - I should really start to update this. I know exactly what you mean as there are so many items we are yet to finish and…

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kasra nedlands
Dec 12, 2018 11:01 am
kasra nedlands

We're going to be needing about 45 square meters of decking boards later. We have this huge Wandoo in our front yard that died four or five years ago. So we've been…

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RuffTuff
Dec 12, 2018 10:40 am
RuffTuff
mrcool4
mrcool4
12 December

Life Estate - Point Cook

Life Estate - Point Cook
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Site cost varies from builder to builder. I would advise you to go to a few builders and compare the prices. Mimosa does 10k fixed site costs where as other builders are…

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mrcool4
Dec 12, 2018 10:12 am
Junebug
Junebug
12 December

Cost of custom timber joinery

Cost of custom timber joinery

Hoping to get an idea of what it might cost for some custom timber joinery for my kitchen renovation... Looking at solid timber. Build and install. Cladding for back and…

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Junebug
Dec 12, 2018 10:03 am

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