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Joined 15 June 2013
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2 months2 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Solar HWS not approved due to direction in Queensland

I think its more than a slight efficiency over using grid electricity only. A mate has one and swears by the amount of money it saves him. Of…

2 months2 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Site cost 33k for a 26 Sq house

Ha, the benefit of inside knowledge!

2 months2 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
House Demolition: Cost to cut and seal sewer

Why excavate at all? Cap the sewer pipe where it comes out of the ground.

2 months2 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Our land has been cut into.. Standard?

I agree with tlcbc. They have to cut it that way to slope the water away from the house, and part of the remediation will be to build a small…

2 months2 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Solar HWS not approved due to direction in Queensland

Yes it is bureaucracy gone mad. Rules is rules, and practicality and common sense is never built into legislation.
How could there be no space for the collector? Surely…

2 months2 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
build new house then demolish old =2 permits

You need a permit to demolish the existing,, and a building application approved to build a new house.

2 months2 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Frames without timber noggings?

I just saw a house being built in the last 2 months in qld, and there wasnt any of that metal bracing in lieu of nogging..

3 months3 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Fencing Land Next to Reserve

If they are not solicitors they wont be able to deal with it, its a nonstandard issue and they'll likely refer you to a solicitor. Tell them you dont want…

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3 months3 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Fencing Land Next to Reserve

It is an option. Convenants are only enforced if each title holder passes on the covenant with each sale. The law does not make it obligatory, but passing it on…

3 months3 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Fencing Land Next to Reserve

IF you havent bought the block yet, insist on having it deleted.

3 months3 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Fencing Land Next to Reserve

put up a hedge along the entire boundary. Not on it, but just inside of it on your land, End of story.

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3 months3 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Slab and formwork cost

It is still a good guide, keep in mind wages growth has been stagnant for a long time and cement is still the same price. ($200 cu m). Reo and…

3 months3 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Slab and formwork cost

You're telling us your slab cost $56K? Keep in mind the amount of cement mix in each sq m of slab area is only about $20.
As to your question.,

3 months3 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Slab poured - Good or Bad

The slab corners/edges look scrappy and Id be wondering why they ended up looking like that?
Looks like heavy equipment has been backing over onto your slab. Thats a…

3 months3 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Slab and formwork cost

You got done like a dinner.

3 months3 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Easement Info stormwater

An easement in Qld has a survey plan lodged with it at time of registration. Has to be the same in Vic. - Do a search at VIC Lands…

3 months3 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Shower Wet Area

No, a waterproof membrane does not need to be conditioned by being constantly wet to maintain its integrity. Actually a membrane should never been actually in contact with any large…

3 months3 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Help! Not sure how to connect washing machine hose to laundr

They just screw off you know. Got a stilson wrench?

4 months4 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Electrician made a terrible mistake

Looks like the answer has already been given
OP is in the habit of making single posts and never entering the discussion again, so looks to me …

4 months4 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Electrician made a terrible mistake

What does that mean? That some lights are always on permanently at full voltage, or that some lights remain on at a reduced voltage?

Why didnt he fix it then, if…

4 months4 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Electrician made a terrible mistake

Also is this electrician doesnt double check his/her work, it is dangerous. He/she should be reported.

4 months4 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Frames without timber noggings?

Nogging should go in as the frame is being done and be part of the completed frame before anything else happens. If brickwork is going on Id query why…

4 months4 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Electrician made a terrible mistake

Lol you might get a shock but that doesnt mean you will die. If it is only the light circuit, its not that dangeruous, just dont touch any light fittings.…

4 months4 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Frames without timber noggings?

lol relax, its just temporary, the nogging will come.

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4 months4 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Frames, Timber or Steel ??

Steel or timber, they are both inside the build envelope. Timber may not be cheaper in the long run if you have to annually pay for termite treatments. In my…

4 months4 monthsqebtelqebtel posted:
Plaster Cracks

Your question lacks sufficient detail for anyone to make any assumptions, let alone give a correct answer.

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