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Lotte
Lotte
13 September 2007

Help with paint question

Help with paint question

Personally, I've had no problems with any of the cheaper paints. We recently painted our lounge room using British Paints and it turned out a treat. Not only this, but…

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Lotte
Sep 13, 2007 3:40 pm
-mick-
-mick-
13 September 2007

Repolishing Timber Floor

Repolishing Timber Floor

great. We're the same plus 1 dishlicker :) Thanks for the input :)

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-mick-
Sep 13, 2007 3:55 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
14 September 2007

Flooring for our Alfresco Area

Flooring for our Alfresco Area

Now that's something i didn't think of. Incorporating the tank into a feature. We were just going to put 2/3 horizontal jarrah features in front of it with ground cover…

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PhoenixStar
Sep 14, 2007 12:36 pm
PhoenixStar
rldragon2003
rldragon2003
16 September 2007

To extend or bulldoze/rebuild

To extend or bulldoze/rebuild

As Brittany has said. If you're block is reasonable flat, which ours is, then it shouldn't be a problem to remove. Worth checking anyway, if you're in Melbourne…

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rldragon2003
Sep 16, 2007 9:20 pm
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
18 September 2007

My House Extension ..... the story so far.....

My House Extension ..... the story so far.....

Awesome work Al. Simply awesome. I am in awe. Im awestruck. Nice. Good job. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Cookiemonster
Sep 18, 2007 9:55 am
Sallyho
Sallyho
19 September 2007

cost of 2 pac

cost of 2 pac

If you love the look of the 2 Pac finish then you should also check out the colorform finish. Not sure which of the two is more expensive though..........

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Sallyho
Sep 19, 2007 5:35 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
24 September 2007

Carport - Rotting posts - what to do??

Carport - Rotting posts - what to do??

Treated pine posts (90x90 dressed) are about $16/metre. Unsure if you could get them the length you need. You may need hardwood ones or even laminated…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 24, 2007 9:51 pm
Dukekamaya
Casa2
Casa2
25 September 2007

Roof Tile Colours

Roof Tile Colours

Spend an extra $13/m2 now and have a roof that will last. In the long run, you'll save money.

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Casa2
Sep 25, 2007 9:38 pm
_Al_
_Al_
26 September 2007

What to do with old pool

What to do with old pool

A concrete pool normally has a vent in the bottom of it to release underground pressure or something like that. I think you remove the fitting as drainage when it's filled…

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_Al_
Sep 26, 2007 2:51 pm
Michelle
Michelle
27 September 2007

SORRY!

SORRY!

Thanks Steve!!!! :wink:

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Michelle
Sep 27, 2007 8:57 pm
Michelle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
27 September 2007

Coming across rock?

Coming across rock?

As a backhoe business onwer told me once. People get excited when he hits rock - because they think they are really getting stuck into things - and he says - sure - it's…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 27, 2007 9:35 pm
Yak_Chat
newhomebuilder
newhomebuilder
28 September 2007

Strata Unit Water Usage.

Strata Unit Water Usage.

I just called Consumer Affairs and they said there is no way we could pass on any water / wastewater usage to the tenant, unless we increased rents. Called the water…

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newhomebuilder
Sep 28, 2007 10:01 am
VJ
VJ
28 September 2007

ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?

ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Thanks for your reply Michelle. We got so focused about the inside of the house and the bricks, roof tiles, etc, but didn't do the checking of colours by going to a…

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VJ
Sep 28, 2007 1:57 pm
VJ
Michelle
Michelle
28 September 2007

Paint drying time

Paint drying time

If you are spraying full gloss, which you should be using for doors!! For me…if I were doing it….12 hours in-between coats! Full gloss needs to dry WELL, before…

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Michelle
Sep 28, 2007 5:12 pm
Michelle
Hopeless
Hopeless
30 September 2007

Imitation Tile and Weatherboard - urgent reply needed

Imitation Tile and Weatherboard - urgent reply needed

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: My god you have me rolling on the floor !!!!!! Unfortunately....he works at one of the biggest companies in our city and there is over 20 of them. I'm just…

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Hopeless
Sep 30, 2007 3:13 pm
brittany
brittany
30 September 2007

Site Costs - temporary power pole

Site Costs - temporary power pole

We have to install a power pit or pay the builder $4500 to do it. Think we'll be organising it ourselves.

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brittany
Sep 30, 2007 6:43 pm
brittany
Jinster
Jinster
4 October 2007

advice on red tape re changing external windows in apartment

advice on red tape re changing external windows in apartment

I just bought an apartment in St Kilda a couple of months ago. I am planning to do extensive renovations but the first thing I want to do is the change the external…

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Jinster
Oct 04, 2007 5:59 am
ewan
ewan
5 October 2007

Exterior Lighting

Exterior Lighting
1, 2

Not at the moment, i still do direct sales, old fashion face to face contact. But will be setting one up in the future.

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ewan
Oct 05, 2007 10:13 am
ewan
Cass
Cass
7 October 2007

Smelly plaster wall! Help Please!!

Smelly plaster wall! Help Please!!

Thanks for your replies guys. I am going to try the urine off stuff first and the light to see if I can locate it. I did a broader internet search as well and saw some…

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Cass
Oct 07, 2007 12:58 pm
Courtancer
Courtancer
8 October 2007

Conveyancer

Conveyancer

To clear things up a little, we had $80K of our own money to pay toward our land. The solicitor went against this and had the total cost of the land + his fees released…

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Courtancer
Oct 08, 2007 12:25 pm
Michelle
Michelle
8 October 2007

New spa area & ferns

New spa area & ferns

I think you’re brave mentioning that word “exotic” again!!!! I have found ferns to be a tad bit finicky if you don’t know what you’re…

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Michelle
Oct 08, 2007 6:02 pm
Michelle
mrees
mrees
8 October 2007

Tendering Advise Please

Tendering Advise Please

Thanks Matt :) And thanks for the heads up mate. Now, go kick some A$$ over that kitchen benchtop of yours!

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mrees
Oct 08, 2007 8:33 pm
mrees
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matt walker
Oct 09, 2007 10:08 am
matt walker
Michelle
Michelle
10 October 2007

Rendering front of house

Rendering front of house

McReidy…I HOPE you meant to type WIFE….not WIDE, hope she doesn’t read your post!!!! Oh, I see Casa beat me to it! Hahahahahah I actually can see a grey roof!…

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Michelle
Oct 10, 2007 5:48 pm
Michelle
VJ
VJ
11 October 2007

Roof requirements

Roof requirements

Hi Law18, Thanks for sharing that photo. That's a very nice roof tile! Very sleek! I think we made a good choice! Yes, the difference is the striping effect of the…

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VJ
Oct 11, 2007 1:34 pm
VJ
brittany
brittany
11 October 2007

Outdoor Spa & 15 amp plug

Outdoor Spa & 15 amp plug

Off to alter electrical plans now .... Thanks !

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brittany
Oct 11, 2007 3:57 pm
brittany
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
11 October 2007

ANYONE KNOW WHERE WE ARE UP TO????

ANYONE KNOW WHERE WE ARE UP TO????

I've started a "Ministry of stupid posts" so when those mad posting sessions are flying, everyone can keep up? With the posts I mean :shock: Steve

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Yak_Chat
Oct 11, 2007 11:31 pm
Yak_Chat
northlakes
northlakes
12 October 2007

Building on land we don't technically own...

Building on land we don't technically own...

Hi Gus, I doubt very much that any institute will provide you with a home mortgage, if you do not own the land. Think about it…if you default on the loan, how can…

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northlakes
Oct 12, 2007 8:36 pm
davinci
davinci
15 October 2007

Ok, Building Contracts with Spec Builders & time lines.

Ok, Building Contracts with Spec Builders & time lines.

buides dont have to be hia or mba members but they do need to be licenced

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davinci
Oct 15, 2007 8:24 am
davinci
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Adrian B
Oct 16, 2007 10:27 am
Adrian B
rerob1
rerob1
16 October 2007

HOMEONE…..??

HOMEONE…..??
1, 2

Hi Jason, I'd be happy to help out as I am on the forum on a daily basis and it doesn't sound too difficult! How do moderators know who is doing what? So that…

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rerob1
Oct 16, 2007 12:08 pm
rerob1
arkraider
arkraider
16 October 2007

How to build a tin garage in 11 easy steps by Al

How to build a tin garage in 11 easy steps by Al

Loved it... :: :lol: . Topic had me intruiged and had to keep reading.....

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arkraider
Oct 16, 2007 12:33 pm
arkraider
Casa2
Casa2
17 October 2007

Legally speaking - what does this wording mean?

Legally speaking - what does this wording mean?

Matt, I'm not sure if the builder is an occupier. For example, Section 251 of the Building Act 1993 talks about rent. There is also the concept of an occupancy…

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Casa2
Oct 17, 2007 12:42 am
adamtram
adamtram
17 October 2007

Colours for my shed

Colours for my shed

Hi aaurora i would stick with lighter colours(classic cream) and darker features (jasper), the only thing is do you have colorbond fences if so you may want a contrast…

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adamtram
Oct 17, 2007 4:19 pm
adamtram
_Al_
_Al_
18 October 2007

While Designing your Garage……

While Designing your Garage……
1, 2, 3, 4

Nah, just stereo and cd player, 600 litre fridge and TV on top of…

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_Al_
Oct 18, 2007 5:09 pm
Rodda
Rodda
19 October 2007

LIGHTS IN THE SKY!

LIGHTS IN THE SKY!
1, 2

Hi Michelle. When Matt's screen (finally) goes in it'll be a bit bigger than mine, and he'll have a better projector ( :( ), so perhaps we should get him to make sure his…

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Rodda
Oct 19, 2007 7:32 am
Rodda
Michelle
Michelle
19 October 2007

Colour question...HELP :)

Colour question...HELP :)

My pleasure….I hope it has helped you TO see the big picture. Your kitchen looks nice, love your paint work, can’t wait to see more photos :D

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Michelle
Oct 19, 2007 8:15 pm
Michelle
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
19 October 2007

MASS EXODUS??

MASS EXODUS??
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks Matt, :oops: It helps when you're addicted!! :twisted: :twisted: Plus i think that we have heaps of fun on here, as well as discussing and resolving all of our building issues. :D

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PhoenixStar
Oct 19, 2007 9:01 pm
PhoenixStar
rellie
rellie
20 October 2007

Rate My Space !

Rate My Space !

Has anyone else come across this fabbo website ? Hmmmmm think I can see where the rest of weekend will be spent :lol: http://ratemyspace.hgtv.com/ If you are stuck for…

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rellie
Oct 20, 2007 10:56 am
Michelle
Michelle
20 October 2007

PROJECT MANAGERS……

PROJECT MANAGERS……

Sorry rerob1, had to do the 2000 post first. I know a lot of people are fine with handling things themselves, like you. But there also seem a lot in here that MAYBE…

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Michelle
Oct 20, 2007 7:30 pm
Michelle
epiphany
epiphany
20 October 2007

Construction Loan settlement question

Construction Loan settlement question

Just be *really* sure the valuation has been done before you go to pick up your cheque, etc. We have our mortgage with Suncorp & had sent in our valuation request…

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epiphany
Oct 20, 2007 11:30 pm
epiphany
epiphany
epiphany
20 October 2007

ARTIFICIAL GRASS

ARTIFICIAL GRASS
1, 2

Our neighbour is going to put in fake grass. I have visions of her having to hose her grass off because my cat (or worse - my chickens) have escaped & left her a gift. :lol:

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epiphany
Oct 20, 2007 11:34 pm
epiphany
Michelle
Michelle
22 October 2007

Outdoor Entertaining Area and Synthetic Grass

Outdoor Entertaining Area and Synthetic Grass

I have finally sorted out my outdoor entertaining area under our rear full length verandah.. I have put up the PVC patio blinds at one end and…

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Michelle
Oct 22, 2007 6:47 pm
Michelle
memphis
memphis
22 October 2007

White set plaster

White set plaster

I've been thinking about my question more and have come to the realisation that I'm probably asking the wrong questioon. The only reason I'm…

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memphis
Oct 22, 2007 9:32 pm
memphis
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eimaj
Oct 23, 2007 2:23 pm
eimaj
eimaj
24 October 2007

Renovation cost estimate

Renovation cost estimate

Try the archicentre website - they have a cost guide which should help you :) Eimaj

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eimaj
Oct 24, 2007 11:53 am
Michelle
Michelle
26 October 2007

RenoWorks / HomeWorks?

RenoWorks / HomeWorks?

Do you sell it???? :? Sounds good.

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Michelle
Oct 26, 2007 8:34 am
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
26 October 2007

Tradesmen Ettiquite - Should I stay or should I go ?

Tradesmen Ettiquite - Should I stay or should I go ?

If you do for what ever reason decide to stay. Make sure you feed them with some morning tea and lunch as well as a few beers at the end of the…

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Michelle
Oct 26, 2007 2:17 pm
Michelle

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