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Electrical quote

Electrical quote

Really? You think I've been quoted almost double? Are they licensed electricians on airtasker?

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Frappe
Dec 10, 2018 9:29 am
ehhc
ehhc
37 m

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Haha no way, couldn’t trust myself to try it. We chose a composite to minimise maintenance but apparently the cons are that it could scratch, and I reckon probably…

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ehhc
Dec 10, 2018 9:00 am
ehhc

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

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

This is truely amazing. What is the grey rendering used for the downstairs? I am taking time reading your blog whilst working on my project so have not got to that stage yet.

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gablesrocks
Dec 10, 2018 8:43 am

Construction doesn’t start until early next year as our builder Rawdon hill closes over Xmas period so everything will be on pause until the new year now. We are…

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Jayy
Dec 10, 2018 8:39 am
Jayy

extending our 1930s something.

extending our 1930s something.

Look fwd to seeing photos Hope you find these loft windows details useful from Heritage renos in North Perth & Guildford, incidentally if done correctly hold their…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 10, 2018 8:36 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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You'll get a folder with all the certificates and user manuals.

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blackcat20
Dec 10, 2018 8:33 am
blackcat20
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Melos
Dec 10, 2018 8:19 am

Behind vinyl cladding

Behind vinyl cladding

Hi my house is 7 years old and has vinyl cladding, the other day l removed a piece of vinyl cladding to see what was behind, l was expecting there to be plastic sheeting…

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jimbob73
Dec 10, 2018 8:16 am

More Lemons, he bought a Lemon

More Lemons, he bought a Lemon

Karim I work in greater Melbourne and Geelong areas and yes I have been to Sunshine Coast for special inspections but generally it will work out too expensive FIFO for…

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building-expert
Dec 10, 2018 8:06 am
building-expert

We built the Barossa 255, similar in design. We had a good experience and love our home. We have been in it 6 months.

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GillyH
Dec 10, 2018 7:51 am
GillyH
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Dee_0301
Dec 10, 2018 6:49 am

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 74, 75, 76

That looks amazing Bank!!! What a great job you guys have done. Mali looks so cute <3 My house looks terrible right now, the yard especially needs some loving, but my…

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aloenyx
Dec 10, 2018 6:48 am
aloenyx

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

HI guys anyone planning to rent their house in MacAathurr heights in early January? we are looking for a 4bedroom house in M Heights but not much property on the market…

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faykis
Dec 10, 2018 12:37 am
faykis

Garage on the boundary

Garage on the boundary
VIC

Just keep your gap clean of debris and weeds , rocks etc. We got an annoying 200mm gap and the neighbours have a fence, we just asked them to let our builder remove…

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sweetswisssteel
Dec 09, 2018 11:29 pm
Karim
Karim
10 h

Asbestose

Asbestose

Hi everyone, I am planing to buy which is post war and has asbestose and want to demolish it and subdivide. The building size is 120m2. Hiw much would that cist me. Any idea?

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Karim
Dec 09, 2018 11:17 pm

Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Ours did because I asked them too and I reminded them of their obligations to provide adequate site drainage as per AS 2870. We also had excellent temp downpipe…

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sweetswisssteel
Dec 09, 2018 11:16 pm

Build contract, legal advice?

Build contract, legal advice?

Don't bother, a solicitor review voids your 7 day cooling off period. Just examine closely pre contract as the building expert said then go over it thoroughly post…

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sweetswisssteel
Dec 09, 2018 11:12 pm
kks
kks
12 h

Skirting

Skirting

Yeh, there's synthetic, water resistant skirting board around.

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kks
Dec 09, 2018 9:51 pm
kks
kks
12 h

Bathroom reno costs

Bathroom reno costs

Couldn't have selected a better time to carry out this type of work. Tile, tap, and bathroom ware suppliers are going to be giving it away in price terms after Christmas…

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kks
Dec 09, 2018 9:48 pm

Occupation Certificate & Interim Occupation Certificate Fail

Occupation Certificate & Interim Occupation Certificate Fail
NSW

I am in a similar situation. could you please advise on how the problem can been solved?

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Linda 2
Dec 09, 2018 9:38 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

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

Thanks Vista, I think I actually got the cabling inspiration from you orginally A fan that is programmable based on temperature is a good idea. I might look…

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Quirmeball1280
Dec 09, 2018 7:09 pm
Quirmeball1280
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Manj
Dec 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Manj

Review for metronest

Review for metronest

Dont even think building with metronest. They are full of crap. Beware guys . Very poor documentation and process. Taking forever to build one of my mates house :(

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staypositive
Dec 09, 2018 12:45 pm
kks
kks
21 h

Building Delta(Bliss/ Facade) JG King Shepparton north (Gram

Building Delta(Bliss/ Facade) JG King Shepparton north (Gram
VIC

The builder has likely installed a waterproofing solution under the baseplates. These days it looks like a strip of thin transparent celloptape. You can hardly see it but…

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kks
Dec 09, 2018 12:45 pm

Coral homes garage door height

Coral homes garage door height

the average seems to be 2100mm if this is a roller or panel lift there may be room to adjust a bit higher if a tilt a door you're out of luck

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aussieta
Dec 09, 2018 10:28 am
aussieta

Arden Homes Inspectors

Arden Homes Inspectors
VIC
1, 2

As a builder who has lived through change from council building inspectors to privatised building surveying and inspections I can tell you of a catastrophic fall in…

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building-expert
Dec 09, 2018 9:13 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
Yesterday

Builder refusing to give OP

Builder refusing to give OP
VIC

anu123, Who employed the building surveyor, you or the builder?

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SaveH2O
Dec 09, 2018 8:48 am
SaveH2O
Manhattan52
Manhattan52
Yesterday

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 679, 680, 681

Depends how you are going for budget You need a bit up your sleeve for unexpected variations like basix and site costs. Depending on your block and what area your in.

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Manhattan52
Dec 09, 2018 7:57 am
Manhattan52
GarethB
GarethB
Yesterday

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

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

Agree on the front, hoping once it is all up it will have a great effect to it. How are you guys going? Had any luck on the house sale?

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GarethB
Dec 09, 2018 7:28 am
GarethB
alexp79
alexp79
Yesterday

How to buy kitchen cabinets from China?

How to buy kitchen cabinets from China?

Well, if local manufacturers align themselves to the way that they are providing good quality at reasonable price even at 20% premium, no doubt everyone will be using them…

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alexp79
Dec 09, 2018 1:53 am

Didn't get a colour board. But from the rough idea. White render throughout with black tiles and gutters. Floorboards throughout with grey carpets in the living areas…

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rogklee
Dec 08, 2018 11:04 pm
Melos
Melos
8 December

Calculation of liquidated damages

Calculation of liquidated damages
VIC

Mine references 19.1 in the hia building contract. Then list a bunch of reasons the timing might be extended and by how much. Industry shut down over Christmas is one of…

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Melos
Dec 08, 2018 8:20 pm

Windows are in. Boys working on Saturday.

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Salfield
Dec 08, 2018 4:53 pm
STurner
STurner
8 December

Choosing Right Bricks for 1st House

Choosing Right Bricks for 1st House

Hi RileyR, have you come to a conclusion? We're almost at lockup stage and have used PGH Eclipse. For our builder they are an included brick at .74c each. Breaking Dawn is…

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STurner
Dec 08, 2018 4:49 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
8 December

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 566, 567, 568

bestspecials Thank you so much. That's nice and bright. We will keep that as an option for sure.

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MrsAJ
Dec 08, 2018 1:52 pm
gogo65
gogo65
8 December

Custom Home Designs

Custom Home Designs
NSW

Hi Gogo Yes, PMd you but nothing came through? My email is shanekavanagh090@gmail.com if you want to try email me there?

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gogo65
Dec 08, 2018 12:47 pm
gogo65

Does the bath go to the wall at the other end? I'd mover it up close to the wall by the vanity. I did one and put a hob at the and with an alcove so you could put a tidy…

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travelbug
Dec 08, 2018 9:57 am
travelbug
travelbug
8 December

Quality of cornice repair

Quality of cornice repair

Haha!. I do better cornice than that myself. They should be ashamed of themselves.

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travelbug
Dec 08, 2018 9:53 am
doosra
doosra
8 December

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread
NSW
1, 2, 3

Handover date is 18th Dec. Can't wait !! Driveway will not be finished in time and potentially fencing before the new year

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doosra
Dec 08, 2018 7:59 am
Melos
Melos
8 December

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Wow!!! The whole house looks fantastic and congrats on your new little guy. Talk about amazing timing

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Melos
Dec 08, 2018 6:48 am

Things are starting to take shape. We received our fit our invoice recently. Here are some progress pics

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SAFA1
Dec 07, 2018 10:17 pm
JXYL
JXYL
7 December

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Looking good, it will be lockup in no time. Btw, awesome shot, make your frame look like gold plated!

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JXYL
Dec 07, 2018 9:59 pm

Exposed rafter eaves detail - home renovation

Exposed rafter eaves detail - home renovation

Lopezdesign Welcome to the forum I assume you have enclosed truss roof Frame? If that is the case then you can fit exposed Dummy rafters in between the trusses, panelling…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 07, 2018 9:13 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

I was there today and could see a lot of construction !!

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dineshjain
Dec 07, 2018 8:55 pm

Building contract inclusions - deck oil

Building contract inclusions - deck oil

@ Milky_42 welcome to the forum Unless stated it's generally not included. Deck oiling and maintenance is something a lot of renovators do themselves There are some great…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 07, 2018 8:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

This is the only photo I could find that shows the colours properly. Gutters and front flashing is monument and the fascia is basalt. I wanted the flashing and gutters…

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MrsJM
Dec 07, 2018 7:59 pm
MrsJM

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