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    Loud Cracking / Popping in Ceiling and Walls - Roof Truss?

    Thank you vbplease! Your reply was helpful in thinking that I am not barking up the wrong tree with all my ideas. Ordinarily, I wouldn't initially be so suspicious of building work, but having met the guy, I am now! I won't go into the whole thing but he has been a little painful to deal...
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    Loud Cracking / Popping in Ceiling and Walls - Roof Truss?

    Thanks, yes, but this is not your average expansion and contraction and we do still hear it in Spring and Summer, although not as much. I have lived in houses with reasonable sounds of expansion and contraction before and this is not that sound... These sounds are repeated almighty bangs...
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    Loud Cracking / Popping in Ceiling and Walls - Roof Truss?

    Thanks for your reply... I believe it's actually a wood framed house (I'm going to look at all the specifications in more detail on our purchase contract though). The sound is incredibly pronounced and comes from above – as loud as gun shots or a mini explosion – sometimes three sharp...
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    Loud Cracking / Popping in Ceiling and Walls - Roof Truss?

    Hello We purchased a 2 story townhouse a year ago that is now nearly 2.5 years old. We had a building inspection done before we purchased the property which came back largely clear. However, we have had a few issues with the builder that have lead me to realise he may have cut a lot of...
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    Conveyancer & Building Certificate - no rationale - revenue raising?

    Thanks everyone. From what I can see the cost of the form is about $200. Not a huge fee but something I don't want to pay for if it is not absolutely necessary! I'm going to speak to him again today and will attempt to extract a decent answer!
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    Conveyancer & Building Certificate - no rationale - revenue raising?

    Rolf - I'm glad to see you are such a trusting person... But I don't think anyone should 'do x' just because somebody else says 'do x'! I include everyone in this: I don't blindly take advice from doctors, lawyers, teachers, friends, family...! We all have our different areas of...
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    Conveyancer & Building Certificate - no rationale - revenue raising?

    Hi We are in the process of buying a house. I engaged a conveyancer, partly at the recommendation of a mortgage broker. So far I have been uncertain about a lot of the advice he has given. I check and research everything I am advised to do. In this case my checks have raised doubts about...
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