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bashworth

Dandenong VIC
Joined 30 November 2010
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25 d25 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Front fencing when no fencing allowed

You could grow a hedge.

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3 months3 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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3 months3 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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4 months4 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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6 months6 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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7 months7 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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8 months8 monthspandibabipandibabi posted:
Signed Initial Working Drawings Incorrect

Don't sign anything and get a pls explain

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8 months8 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Battleaxe Properties

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

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10 months10 monthsSaveH2OSaveH2O 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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10 months10 monthsdeepugjacobdeepugjacob posted:
PCI checklist

Hi
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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1 year1 yearDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Provisional Allowances

Someone has tickets on themselves

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1 year1 yearjanbojanbo 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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2 years2 yearsSaint MikeSaint Mike posted:
Electrical Plan - Thoughts?

We had a few rules - always go double not single; have double pp either end of benches (bathroom/kitchen etc); don't forget landline needs power; outside is important - we…

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2 years2 years1sttimer_stoneridge1sttimer_stoneridge posted:
What do you wish you had done before moving in?

The one thing I have on my list to do before moving in is sealing the garage floor. Ours is just concrete so I don't want to spill or have…

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2 years2 yearscesarspalacecesarspalace posted:
Pre handover inspection

Hello there, my builder also didn't "encourage" me to bring inspector but we did. It is all within your right to do so! I know because I've talked to HIA…

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