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5 months5 monthsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Shower re-sealing and caulking - Who to use?

I am in the Oakleigh area of Melbourne. Has anyone in this general area used a shower re-sealing + caulking company that they would recommend as doing good work, being…

3 years3 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
How should I deal with these weeds?

I have a garden bed which has Jasmine growing which I want however there are a whole lot of different weeds and to individually pull those weeds would take a…

3 years3 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Need a recommendation on a high quality garden shed builder

Need someone based around Melbourne.
What I don't want: "We import flat packed thin metal sheds from taiwan and can leave on your naturestrip for ease of installation by you"
What…

4 years4 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
How to trim tree branches

I have a bunch of trees in the garden that are around 2.5 metres high and rapidly growing in every direction. Some need to be cut back, and I don't…

4 years4 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Which squeegee to buy

Would like it on an extendable arm to clean higher windows

4 years4 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Which squeegee to buy

Went to Bunnings, and all of the squeegee's looked pretty cheap. Bought one, and worked as badly as it looked, and left heaps of water on the glass. Can anyone…

5 years5 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Pavers have been sealed, but have marks on them !

Our pavers have been sealed (approx 3 weeks ago), and they now have various stains on them which looks like they are from the sealing agent itself. The marks appear…

5 years5 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Standards around decking blocking weepholes

The subframe of my decking currently blocks the first 10mm of the weepholes on the front of my house. Once the 20mm decking is installed, you can imagine that the…

5 years5 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
How to run power to an electric front gate

We want to install a front fence with electric gate powered by mains electricity. Can anyone who has done this before please explain some of the most common methods for…

5 years5 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Bath tub fill rates

Hi,
Can anyone tell me if 6 litres per min is an acceptable fill rate for a bath? It seems slow to us, but we wanted to know what most…

5 years5 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Requirements for a sufficient boundary fence in Victoria

Currently having a dispute with my neighbour as to whether the side fence is sufficient or not. Can anyone provide advice about what is considered to be a sufficient fence…

5 years5 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Protecting your Slab

Obviously there is a clear distinction between houses that are engineered and built well vs those with defects, and the case above is quite specific. I am just looking into…

5 years5 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Protecting your Slab

The following is a pretty landmark case related to waffle pod slabs:
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/29000 ... 35wdo.html

5 years5 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Landscaper design and construction in Melbourne (Bayside)

Hi,
I'm building a house with Carlisle homes and we're currently getting ready to do the landscape portion (driveway and path paving, lawn, deck, plants, front fence with automatic gate, etc).…

5 years5 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Protecting your Slab

Seriously? This issue must be something that would potentially affect thousands of builds a year, anyone else have an opinion?

5 years5 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Protecting your Slab

From what I can see most of the volume builders are doing waffle pod slabs around vic. We are building currently, and have a waffle pod slab too. The advice…

6 years6 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Question about EIFS / EPS / Styrofoam cladding

Not many ppl dealing with this?

6 years6 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Question about EIFS / EPS / Styrofoam cladding

In particular, has anyone built with this a few years ago?

6 years6 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Question about EIFS / EPS / Styrofoam cladding

Thanks so much for the quick response. I think my main hesitation is that it just seems so fragile (I have seen a sample of it, and was able to…

6 years6 yearsbuildingnewbie184buildingnewbie184 posted:
Question about EIFS / EPS / Styrofoam cladding

We are in the process of planning a build with a leading volume builder. They mentioned that the walls of the ground floor and some parts of the 1st floor…

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