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Minx
Minx
13 January 2008

Cheap as a chippy..?

Cheap as a chippy..?

Hi. As far as I know no there is no place for the general public to get discounted materials. Chances are you will not be providing repeat business unlike tradies hence…

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Minx
Jan 13, 2008 3:26 pm
Amber27
Amber27
13 January 2008

More cupboard storage needed

More cupboard storage needed

Thankyou so much for your posts, very much appreciated :) Hmm you are probably right, I mean afterall I am probably looking at it as though I am the one living in the home :oops:

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Amber27
Jan 13, 2008 8:04 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
14 January 2008

Builder Not Responding

Builder Not Responding

I'd knock on his door and wait him out. $1500 is more than likely $3,000 grand to you (pre tax) so think of it as much more than 1.5k. Chase the bugger and make sure…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 14, 2008 9:57 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
15 January 2008

what year was my home built?

what year was my home built?

Kelly, given the 1954 date on the area docs, and 'the look of your house and that asbestos was used from the 40's to the 80's, I'd say it is somwhere in the 50'd to 60's…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 15, 2008 11:02 pm
Yak_Chat
Spot
Spot
16 January 2008

Should I be worried?!

Should I be worried?!

I would be more worried if it was opened, that would suggest they didn't know what they were doing. Like Yak_Chat said, obviously they didn't need it.

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Spot
Jan 16, 2008 12:19 pm
HomeReview
HomeReview
16 January 2008

Can you live in a caravan on your block during the build?

Can you live in a caravan on your block during the build?

I discovered one the other day! :lol: Apparently he wants to build a shed, so it isn't obvious he's living in a caravan! :lol:

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HomeReview
Jan 16, 2008 7:48 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
21 January 2008

Australian homes the worlds least affordable!

Australian homes the worlds least affordable!

They're ridiculously overpriced imo. Just look at the cost-to-earnings muliples and that tells the story. And not only Aust v the rest of the world, but Aust now versus…

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Cabinfever
Jan 21, 2008 1:57 pm
Cabinfever
Michelle
Michelle
21 January 2008

inspiration needed for facade makeover. photo included

inspiration needed for facade makeover. photo included
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we plan to replace roof with colourbond and re-do the front fence, im leaning towards a rendered lowline wall with horizontal slat inserts, so…

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Michelle
Jan 21, 2008 6:35 pm
Michelle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
22 January 2008

Slope in block

Slope in block

You also need to be aware of the tax implications of becoming a developer and make sure you step on the right side of the line for that one once you get started. Re…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 22, 2008 12:41 pm
Yak_Chat
kristofw
kristofw
22 January 2008

How much for the wall ??

How much for the wall ??

Anybody out there can give me an idea how much a square meter of a solid brick, internal wall, plastered on both sides, can cost, all included (bricks/masonry blocks,…

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kristofw
Jan 22, 2008 6:32 pm
kristofw
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
24 January 2008

Building with a steel frame builder woes

Building with a steel frame builder woes

I take it you are being paid for them being over time (that's a rediculously long time for construction). What building stage are you at? Does their name have a "King"…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jan 24, 2008 11:18 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
26 January 2008

Ballpark figures for clearing a block

Ballpark figures for clearing a block

Thanks again, you've given me something to think about (and hopefully like most things, it will be cheaper up here than it is in Sydney!) :lol:

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Cookiemonster
Jan 26, 2008 11:22 am
Michelle
Michelle
26 January 2008

MY APOLOGIES!!!!

MY APOLOGIES!!!!

While deleting explicit porn from this D*&^Head DUWDSKS , I accidentally deleted someone's thread which he put it into……I’m so sorry! :oops:

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Michelle
Jan 26, 2008 2:05 pm
Michelle
DeeElle
DeeElle
26 January 2008

Like a house with water frontage?

Like a house with water frontage?
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DeeElle, that's amazing. You'd think they would have returned better off financially, but then again, living in Dubai might well be deceptively…

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DeeElle
Jan 26, 2008 2:28 pm
DeeElle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
28 January 2008

Finding a tradesman to rip up carpet

Finding a tradesman to rip up carpet

Ring up a builder, ask him if he has a labourer and a spare day sometime to rip it up - anyday :shock: I had a pile of plaster that I was just to stuffed to move - so I did…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 28, 2008 7:38 pm
Yak_Chat
royalblue
royalblue
28 January 2008

Nothing to do with building

Nothing to do with building

Peter Bainbridge is a friend of mine. He and I have a lot of similar background. He posts his poetry at http://allpoetry.com/home I think you have to register for…

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royalblue
Jan 28, 2008 10:41 pm
OHMS
OHMS
29 January 2008

Has anyone built with...

Has anyone built with...

Has anyone built with either of the following builders in WA: Dale Alcock Ross North APG W & B Neaves Would appreciate hearing about your experiences.

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OHMS
Jan 29, 2008 12:27 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
29 January 2008

Query regarding builder doing land cut

Query regarding builder doing land cut

Check your council's web site to see what their policy is re retaining walls - who is responsible etc. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Jan 29, 2008 9:57 pm
Yak_Chat
DeeElle
DeeElle
31 January 2008

Who cleans their own building site?

Who cleans their own building site?

Michelle that is a hilarious pic ... reminds me of that goon officer who used to hitch up his pants ... I think it was the movie Scream (with the reporter and police…

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DeeElle
Jan 31, 2008 12:32 am
DeeElle
Amber27
Amber27
31 January 2008

RE-TILING

RE-TILING

Yes it includes all wet areas. I was tossing up between new tiles or polished boards but I figured tiles would be the easier option???? :? I am planning on having the…

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Amber27
Jan 31, 2008 9:30 am
_Al_
_Al_
31 January 2008

Getting rid of shed/garage

Getting rid of shed/garage

Tin - sell it for scrap. You might make a hundred bucks. But you gotta cart it there. Timber - Have a bonfire. As for the concrete. Good luck, it will need a back hoe…

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_Al_
Jan 31, 2008 9:43 am
_Al_
_Al_
31 January 2008

Tile Grout

Tile Grout

You can get it steam cleaned. Apparently it comes up fairly well. Then you can paint mould resistant stuff on it to slow anything growing back.

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_Al_
Jan 31, 2008 9:46 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
31 January 2008

HIA Home Ideas show

HIA Home Ideas show

Nice avatar Maxie :) What a happy little bear you are :D Steve

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Yak_Chat
Jan 31, 2008 7:09 pm
Yak_Chat
FionaL
FionaL
1 February 2008

PAINT SHOP PRO 9 ….KILLING ME!

PAINT SHOP PRO 9 ….KILLING ME!

Try adding a new layer then using your selection tool mark out the area you want coloured. Once the area is selected to your liking, floodfill the new layer with the…

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FionaL
Feb 01, 2008 11:49 am

Just keep it in balance P. Ying and Yang. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Feb 02, 2008 7:31 am
Yak_Chat
rapacious
rapacious
2 February 2008

Cable or adsl??

Cable or adsl??

well sort of - truth be told i hit the reply before your post CF and then got interrupted at work and by the time I hit post - you've already answered it (I didn't know). …

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rapacious
Feb 02, 2008 9:54 pm
rapacious
nzfiona
nzfiona
2 February 2008

Poor Mildred

Poor Mildred

Ooooh....you ARE awful.....but I like you. Fiona

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nzfiona
Feb 02, 2008 10:14 pm
nzfiona
Michelle
Michelle
3 February 2008

Homesite Ineractive Tools

Homesite Ineractive Tools

How good is that site……I have bookmarked that for myself, well done mek! :D

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Michelle
Feb 03, 2008 3:51 pm
Michelle
Adrian B
Adrian B
3 February 2008

Where can i get someone to adjudicate a carpet dispute?

Where can i get someone to adjudicate a carpet dispute?

Maybe consumer affairs in your state could help, maybe a home inspector? Just a thought. What seems to be the issue? photos would be good.

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Adrian B
Feb 03, 2008 9:47 pm
Adrian B
ILOVEMYNEWHOME
ILOVEMYNEWHOME
4 February 2008

House Warming Gifts

House Warming Gifts

I have just figured out how to use the usb keyring and there is quite a few pictures on there REROB1 We built with Indigo

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ILOVEMYNEWHOME
Feb 04, 2008 10:16 am
The Dynamic Duo
The Dynamic Duo
4 February 2008

Who has an Owner Builder Certificate?

Who has an Owner Builder Certificate?

Homeone admin, I'm considering getting an OB certificate and I think another forum for this would be a good idea. There is a forum which I'm sure you're aware of called…

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The Dynamic Duo
Feb 04, 2008 1:25 pm
The Dynamic Duo
Thunder1
Thunder1
4 February 2008

Underpinning Costs?

Underpinning Costs?

Hi all, hoping you can help! We're building with a volume builder and are about to sign contracts and oh by the way they've realised our next door neighbour has a…

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Thunder1
Feb 04, 2008 9:03 pm
commodorenut
commodorenut
4 February 2008

Stupid piece of crap dishwasher is leaking AAARGGHH

Stupid piece of crap dishwasher is leaking AAARGGHH

The lowest grade Nitrile is still good to 100 degrees C. EPDM is good for about 150, and is usually a food safe grade in these sort of applications. Silicon, depending…

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commodorenut
Feb 04, 2008 11:05 pm
commodorenut
Stormy
Stormy
5 February 2008

How did you pick your house plan?

How did you pick your house plan?

We just wanted something that was bigger than our tiny 14 square box we currently live in! ;) There were actually a lot of things that we were quite specific…

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Stormy
Feb 05, 2008 12:11 pm
Stormy
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
5 February 2008

UPDATE - Repairing damage between purchase and settlement

UPDATE - Repairing damage between purchase and settlement

Sheesh. Well if they don't want their bathroom out of action; don't want to move out early; and don't want to change the settlement day, that doesn't leave much wiggle…

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Cabinfever
Feb 05, 2008 7:32 pm
Cabinfever
rapacious
rapacious
5 February 2008

PAINTSHOP PRO…..HELP!

PAINTSHOP PRO…..HELP!
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That is really funny stuff - some marriage there

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rapacious
Feb 05, 2008 9:57 pm
rapacious

Plus, you can take them with you if you relocate - or sell them on if you're not getting the use out of it. Can't exactly do that with a…

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sneakersss
Feb 07, 2008 8:46 am
sneakersss
VJ
VJ
8 February 2008

Planning to invest on land.. body corporate fees

Planning to invest on land.. body corporate fees

Thanks Kryten and arkraider for your responses. If we can find another block in another estate that do not have this kind of fee, then we would prefer that.

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VJ
Feb 08, 2008 10:18 pm
VJ
VJ
VJ
12 February 2008

Who went for a triple garage?

Who went for a triple garage?

We extended the garage, but from the inside we will use it as a mud room (for shoes, coats, etc.). Anyway, we might not have the money to buy another car... with a big…

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VJ
Feb 12, 2008 9:51 am
VJ
dna
dna
12 February 2008

A builder's quality, how fussy can u be?

A builder's quality, how fussy can u be?

Well as we know, as designed and as constructed, are usually two different things....

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dna
Feb 12, 2008 11:58 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 February 2008

Ideas for Insulation for steel floor frame

Ideas for Insulation for steel floor frame

Wherabouts? Options are standard fooring with standard insulation held up with wire, or lined underneath.

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Yak_Chat
Feb 13, 2008 2:14 pm
Yak_Chat
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
14 February 2008

Server time issue

Server time issue

**Phoenix** wrote: Yes i noticed it last week.... maybe it set to Qld time??? Oh sorry that's 20 yrs, not 1 hr.... …

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Cookiemonster
Feb 14, 2008 10:10 am
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
14 February 2008

Independent Inspector... anyone aside from Kev?

Independent Inspector... anyone aside from Kev?

I just got off the phone with Kevin....he's sounds so nice... Will be sending him some infor for him to go through and hopefully he'll be onsite soon. :D :D

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PhoenixStar
Feb 14, 2008 5:40 pm
PhoenixStar
Amber27
Amber27
17 February 2008

Which Front fence would suit

Which Front fence would suit

Thanks so much people :) You really are all a wealth of information, especially you Michelle :wink:

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Amber27
Feb 17, 2008 3:05 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
18 February 2008

Software Issues....

Software Issues....

Sound like they just got the wrong country version of girlfriend there :D

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Yak_Chat
Feb 18, 2008 12:57 pm
Yak_Chat
arkraider
arkraider
20 February 2008

The new addition to the frontyard...

The new addition to the frontyard...

Looking good Matt !!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) Sorry mate I was meaning the house, not actually you..... :lol: :lol:

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arkraider
Feb 20, 2008 9:43 am
arkraider
ausdesign
ausdesign
20 February 2008

Bloody Builder

Bloody Builder

I'd say that merits a mention of the builders name !

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ausdesign
Feb 20, 2008 12:05 pm
ausdesign
sirgoat
sirgoat
21 February 2008

Interior Painting

Interior Painting

will the 5k quote still be good once all the other stuff as gone in or will it increase? I would probably suck it up and pay the builder myself then its one party to…

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sirgoat
Feb 21, 2008 11:16 am
GavinRight
GavinRight
21 February 2008

Starting construction in 1 week

Starting construction in 1 week

Hey all, The drains are all in... Once the digging was done it looked as if they were not going to stop digging There is a new Actew requirement in canberra that…

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GavinRight
Feb 21, 2008 8:22 pm

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