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Dandenong VIC
Joined 30 November 2010
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22 d22 dasahi_homeasahi_home posted:
Building with Metricon - Driveway for PCI

I have scheduled a private inspection just before the walk through and I wanted most of the items to be completed so that I get the most of the private…

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1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
Waffle pod

This is beam itself, waffle pod doesn't have any footings, it sits on ground itself.
But it really sucks that the soil has moved under your beam. If the water…

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2 months2 monthsiTooliTool posted:
Retired Builder /engineer and designer/project manager.

An unseemly but ineffective attempt at scent marking...
By the way, reading sentences and paragraphs may seem like an insurmountable task for the three word slogan crowd, but the rest of…

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4 months4 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Front fencing when no fencing allowed

You could grow a hedge.

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6 months6 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Dont think about building untill you read this book!!

I strongly recommend that people do themselves a favour and head over to forum member bashworth's blog at for all sorts of great information PLUS he has excellent guides…

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6 months6 monthsbenblinkaubenblinkau posted:
Building on Slope -right to left 1.25m- land - suggestions n

You built on a slope, so whether you retain or do a split level, you will be forking out some extra cash. You can’t make the slope disappear, so you…

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7 months7 monthsIamSAMIamSAM posted:
Retaining wall issue with my neighbour....

I suggest you obtain definite clarity on (if) who has carried out cut/fill to change the natural fall of the land in the area under dispute.
Based on the 1st picture,…

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9 months9 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Advice on house plans

You mean the entry? Then I would say unfortunately much of your house is pointing in the wrong direction to make benefit of the Northern aspect, although the Northern end…

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10 months10 monthsgillybeangillybean posted:
Newbie Advice on House size

Yeah go the cheaper one. Things such as which plan better suits your needs are overrated.
Seriously, rather than worrying about whether the house is too small for the land your…

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11 months11 monthspandibabipandibabi posted:
Signed Initial Working Drawings Incorrect

Don't sign anything and get a pls explain

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11 months11 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Battleaxe Properties

Get a car turntable. Plenty of designs to choose from.

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1 year1 yearSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Larger plumbing pipes in WA

What you have been told is wrong...but with qualification.
Water has friction loss as it flows along a pipe and the larger the pipe, the less friction loss. In other words,…

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1 year1 yeardeepugjacobdeepugjacob posted:
PCI checklist

I tried to download 3 times by clicking “Click Here” No downloads happened

Got it Brian . This is so detailed. Thanks a ton mate. You are an absolute genius and…

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1 year1 yearddarrochddarroch posted:
Options to save on house construction cost

Build smaller. You'll save money, & help save the environment. Nobody needs a 300sqm home.
To save money in the long run (on heating & cooling costs), follow passive solar design…

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2 years2 yearsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Provisional Allowances

Someone has tickets on themselves

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2 years2 yearsjanbojanbo posted:
Pre-handover Inspection

Could be the best $4 you will ever spend... http://anewhouse.com.au/sample-page/pci-guide/
our build viewtopic.php?t=87100

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2 years2 yearsECOECOECOECO posted:
Cost Plus Contracts - I hear bad things?

Cost plus relies entirely on the builders ability and honesty. There is no incentive for him to reduce costs as he never suffers a consequence.
I would go the fixed…

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2 years2 yearsalgernonalgernon posted:
Final House Inspection

Shout-out to bashworth on these forums... start on his website . I'd highly recommend his (also the rest of his stuff too, actually, but that's the most immediately…

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2 years2 yearsHGMbuildHGMbuild posted:
Solar Power Energy

Thanks Bashworth. Interesting read.
Also that website gave lots of info about panels and types of inverters, I think I'm more prepared information wise, to make a decision.

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2 years2 yearsLilianaLiliana posted:
Problems due to metropolitan housing density

This story appeared on the ABC news today. It concerns a house in Adelaide that was built on a split block without much thought given to the placement of the…

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