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Excessive gap between tiled floors in bathroom and cavity sl

If you have ducted air, the gap is probably there to allow air to go back to the return air of the ducted system.

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Owner builder/builder engagement models

Hi TGW, for workers it's more who you know than what. If I have a tradie working or I'm talking to one, I'll quiz him about other trades he can…

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OB Farmhouse on 90acres, Yamba NSW.

Hi, I'm doing an owner build in Sydney. I bought my windows from Jolong windows at Silverwater. The windows are double glazed, thermally broken with low e. They import from…

OB Farmhouse on 90acres, Yamba NSW.
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Owner builder/builder engagement models

Hi, I'm owner building at present in NSW. I had a builder who builds extensions and the like. I worked with him and his apprentice to the point where upstairs…

Owner builder/builder engagement models
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Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

IMO, I'd press for re-bricking, the windows and door frames would have been installed prior to the house been bricked so peeling then off shouldn't be a problem. If you…

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Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

I bought a green beam cross hair level ( CL101G) from Sydney tools. It also has plumb lines up and down. I've been using it to set out my slab…

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Canberra custom KDR

Wonderful news Algernon.
You must be stoked that the design is working as it was designed to and it will be interesting to see how the summer goes for you.…

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Minimum height for garage opening.

Thanks to all for your advice. I realise height is a good thing, however, I have another garage with more height. What I'm trying to find out is it mandatory…

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Minimum height for garage opening.

I'm building in Sydney and was told the minimum standard for a garage opening height is 2200mm clear of obstructions.
The Building code, as far as I can see, says that…

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Insulating 7 Start + new house

For my 2 cents, I'm going to build b/veneer in Sydney and instead of using a single skin wrap, I'm going to use Kingspan's Air-cell Permicav XV. All the benefits…

Insulating 7 Start + new house
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Brick work around windows

No way, I would get an Independent inspection.

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Pre-cast Concrete House Build Perth

Must make for a fast build :-)

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Cheap temporary fencing required..anyone know of any?

I'm about to owner build myself. I kept an eye out on gumtree and Facebook marketing place for second hand fencing, however, I also bought a Ute for the build…

Cheap temporary fencing required..anyone know of any?
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Landscape design - KDR (sekisui house ) Burbank - ST George

We have a Port wine and it has a beautiful fragrance. You can also hack into them as much as you like and they will always come back... at least…

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Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage

I've been following your progress and is wonderful seeing the progress and the faces involved with the build. Keep 'em coming

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Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

I have to have NBN removed because we are demolishing the house. $485! To remove a cable from the fascia to the pole and pick up their box. A bit…

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Canberra custom KDR

Thanks for your thoughts, this is what I think the forum can be so good at. Letting others know the good and the not so good. We are using Hebal…

1 year1 yearSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
Canberra custom KDR

Hi Algernon, well done and congratulations. Looking back, what if anything, would you change? This might be design, materials or anything else that comes to mind. As your journey comes…

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Canberra custom KDR

When I saw your photo of the Termigreen, I thought that it was a damp course/termite barrier combined. It wasn't to till I researched it that I realised it is…

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Canberra custom KDR

The only difference I can see it's the warranty which I assume means the green is a better quality. I've asked for a quote and more details regarding the difference.…

1 year1 yearSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
Canberra custom KDR

Hi Algernon, I'm interested in the termigreen termite barrier. There would appear to be, from the same company, this and "Protectant". I rang the company and couldn't get a clear…

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First time owner builder

Hi Henry, I just read back and see your in Bossley Park. Good luck!

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First time owner builder

Wonderful! Where in Oz are you, I'm in the first area of Sydney. It's interesting seeing the differences in building depending where you are. I'm looking forward to following…

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First time owner builder

Hi Henry, all getting close, have had hold ups with a few things. I'm having power to the house removed on the 14th next month and a temp meter box…

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Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

Hi Chris, I'm in Sydney and saw your, or very similar, white tiles in the bathroom at Warriewood shopping centre. Loved them but haven't been able to track them down.…

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Canberra custom KDR

Hi Algernon, I'm really enjoying and appreciating the detail from your posts. It gives me things to take into consideration in our build (hoping to have the house demolished at…

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Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

There are all sorts of outlets. Wall hung, ceiling cassettes, mini ducted, enclosed. I have gas on this house and I'm getting it removed and using induction cooking, Sanden heat…

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Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

Which part of OZ are you in? I'm about to build on the Northern Beaches in Sydney. While I was designing the house I looked at all sorts of different…

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Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

I just looked at their video on the link. I think condensation will be an issue as well. It would appear that it was developed in Austria which is not…

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