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Agape
Agape
7 October 2013

How will they screen this ?

How will they screen this ?

At the moment we are fighting this from the other side ... ie. we are the people building a (not this) house with an overlooking issue into our neighbour's property. The…

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Agape
Oct 07, 2013 2:33 pm
EmyN
EmyN
7 October 2013

Mosquitoes at the front door

Mosquitoes at the front door

I noticed a similar thing at our old house, in a back corner of our alfresco. It was fairly dark and maybe a touch damp there, although there was no actual water laying…

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EmyN
Oct 07, 2013 1:22 pm
EmyN
wombie
wombie
6 October 2013

Are eaves a standard inclusion?

Are eaves a standard inclusion?

Thank you for your input seano I will take it on board. Why didn't you kick up a fuss in the first place when the price didn't change when you…

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wombie
Oct 06, 2013 9:01 pm
wombie
bashworth
bashworth
6 October 2013

Builder/customer mediation in SA?

Builder/customer mediation in SA?

Normally your building contract should identify a mediator.... or you could try the Consumer and Business Services at this link: http://www.sa.gov.au/subject/Housing,+p…

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bashworth
Oct 06, 2013 4:29 pm
bashworth
wombie
wombie
5 October 2013

Are my plantation shutters defective?

Are my plantation shutters defective?

WOW that doesn't look good at all and I feel for you as you go ahead and outlay good money and that's the quality of finish you get :? My wife is obsessed with this…

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wombie
Oct 05, 2013 10:15 pm
wombie
travelbug
travelbug
2 October 2013

OTP in Castle Hills / Baulkham Hills /Kellyville / Parramata

OTP in Castle Hills / Baulkham Hills /Kellyville / Parramata

My thoughts with buying OTP ANYWHERE is to do your research. Salesmen typically make $50K from a sale. That's $50K out of your pocket and usually off the value of the…

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travelbug
Oct 02, 2013 10:58 pm
webjockey
webjockey
2 October 2013

Reflections Estate Tarneit – Calling all Reflectors

Reflections Estate Tarneit – Calling all Reflectors
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Hi Everyone, I recently bought land in reflections, last stage. Anyone's got estate guideline can email or post a link for me please? Thanks

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webjockey
Oct 02, 2013 7:47 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 October 2013

How long is your house taking to build?

How long is your house taking to build?

Haha. That is pretty impressive. Wonder if they could do that in Oz ? Hmmm methinks not. I liked one of the onscreen comments - "Not a single work injury ". Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 01, 2013 8:01 am
Lex
Lex
30 September 2013

Parquetry flooring staining question

Parquetry flooring staining question

What a beautiful floor! Anyway, best to get some pros in and show them the actual colours you're thinking about. I think the colour options might be limited by the…

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Lex
Sep 30, 2013 11:33 pm
Lex
E1109
E1109
30 September 2013

5 Amp Light Switches

5 Amp Light Switches

Pain to install-normal faceplate size is 114x73mm with 84mm mounting centres. For memory on a 80x80 plates the mounting centres are either 65 or 68mm. This will require a…

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E1109
Sep 30, 2013 11:12 pm
E1109
therussianvillage
therussianvillage
30 September 2013

window treatments - your thoughts please

window treatments - your thoughts please

Sorry i know this is a bit late. You can definitely get block out blinds. If you don't recess them and make them at least 20 cms wider than your window they will block out…

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therussianvillage
Sep 30, 2013 11:09 pm
jayman
jayman
29 September 2013

Roof Lining Options

Roof Lining Options

Hey, we recently bought a mudbrick home, unfinished project, the roof/ceiling is finished only with sisilation. Looking for ideas on lining options, eco friendly, and…

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jayman
Sep 29, 2013 11:49 pm
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whelmed
Sep 29, 2013 8:41 pm
Jason-Vic
Jason-Vic
29 September 2013

Need a pergola soon

Need a pergola soon

Hi, . And I went to local Stratco store and got a quotation for a DIY kit and it was $7000 for 45sqms. I'm not sure whether I can do it by…

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Jason-Vic
Sep 29, 2013 4:50 pm
deluxes
deluxes
28 September 2013

roof

roof

I'm sorry to hear of your battles & current issues. Home Insurance policies cover event based damage, not gradual deterioration from moisture getting in. I don't know…

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deluxes
Sep 28, 2013 9:25 pm
deluxes
Angeltherapy
Angeltherapy
27 September 2013

Conveyancer / Lawyer?

Conveyancer / Lawyer?

I used a Conveyancer with both my building experiences. On both occassions not one issue. Both settlements made by Brad Davies in Essendon. I would deffinately recommend…

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Angeltherapy
Sep 27, 2013 11:21 pm
Angeltherapy
Jack Global
Jack Global
27 September 2013

HIA Building Contract

HIA Building Contract

Thank you ALL for your kind comments. We're on top of the matter with the assistance of our Solicitor. This a great Forum to be in and we would inform ALL our friends…

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Jack Global
Sep 27, 2013 11:00 pm
ms_caz
ms_caz
27 September 2013

Permit for a pergola. How close to the boundary?

Permit for a pergola. How close to the boundary?

City of Casey require a 1m clearance of the structure (posts) although the eaves can go to 500mm, before talking about fire code etc.

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ms_caz
Sep 27, 2013 8:18 pm
ebanster
ebanster
27 September 2013

What does land settlement involve?

What does land settlement involve?

i bought a land that is already registered. shall i start shopping for a builder or do i need to wait until the contract is settled after 42 days? As per OurLindrum52's…

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ebanster
Sep 27, 2013 6:17 pm
ebanster
navs
navs
27 September 2013

Working for a big builder

Working for a big builder

A friend's hubby quit his job to give this a go a few years ago and in 6 months of working in his display home he did not have a single person buy a home and because it…

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navs
Sep 27, 2013 6:10 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 September 2013

Wayleave Easement

Wayleave Easement

I'm not sure of the exact rules governing a wayleave easement ( all I know is that it pertains to electrical companies access to their assets like poles substations etc )…

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Stewie D
Sep 27, 2013 7:40 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
26 September 2013

Private Builders in Northern Suburbs of Melbourne

Private Builders in Northern Suburbs of Melbourne

Hi PD...did you end up building your house with a private builder?

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Crazyk
Sep 26, 2013 11:27 pm
Crazyk
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 September 2013

rendered cladding upstairs - Is it good enough?

rendered cladding upstairs - Is it good enough?

What the above posters mean is that it is difficult to mount something like an aircon unit where the wall is foam. You may have to use something that uses stand-off…

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Stewie D
Sep 26, 2013 4:04 pm
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TinaG
Sep 26, 2013 9:58 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 September 2013

Bessa Block balustrade restoration HELP!

Bessa Block balustrade restoration HELP!

Those type of walls are dangerous as a balustrade and not worth keeping or repairing. There is no reinforcing in them and they rely solely on the bond of the sand/cement…

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Stewie D
Sep 24, 2013 9:15 pm
MrsG
MrsG
24 September 2013

Recommend an electrician

Recommend an electrician

PM me if you still need a…

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MrsG
Sep 24, 2013 5:43 pm
building-expert
building-expert
24 September 2013

Waterlogged house stumps New Home

Waterlogged house stumps New Home

Our two year old home is built on stumps, on a slightly sloping block. The ground around the back and side of the house is waterlogged. I looked…

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building-expert
Sep 24, 2013 3:00 pm
building-expert
robbie55
robbie55
24 September 2013

Zone costs with the Big Builders

Zone costs with the Big Builders

Hi Crazyk, We are going to built in Strathfield and Wisdom has charged 10k for this :-( and their argument is most of the tradies live in the west…

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robbie55
Sep 24, 2013 12:39 pm
robbie55
southtoeast
southtoeast
24 September 2013

Concrete or paving around slab

Concrete or paving around slab
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Here what I have from my builder (taken from Csiro's guideline I guess): ... should extend outwards a minimum of 900 mm (more in highly re-active soil) and should have a…

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southtoeast
Sep 24, 2013 8:40 am
Stydye
Stydye
23 September 2013

Clover - Bentleigh East progress?

Clover - Bentleigh East progress?
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Hi all, Just bought a lot last week. Any one please suggest a builder? How long did it take you guys to get the permit if you broke the DDO. Thanks!

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Stydye
Sep 23, 2013 7:49 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 September 2013

Recycle Tap Water Pressure

Recycle Tap Water Pressure

Your water supply utility should be able to help with information. Mains water is now regulated at a maximum of 500 kPa for new homes. Recycled water is delivered at a…

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SaveH2O
Sep 23, 2013 12:54 pm
SaveH2O
Vetra43
Vetra43
22 September 2013

Show us your staircase ???

Show us your staircase ???

Anybody with all timber stairs but with stainless steel balusters instead of glass as shown in the side stairs above? particularly interested in how the stinger capping…

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Vetra43
Sep 22, 2013 12:37 pm
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JB1
Sep 22, 2013 12:20 am
grytvikken
grytvikken
21 September 2013

Exterior house painting advice

Exterior house painting advice

Hi I am preparing to paint the outside of my chamfer board house and I have decided to use an airless spray gun to get the bulk of the wals done as quickly as I can. I…

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grytvikken
Sep 21, 2013 6:16 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
21 September 2013

Water Tank Pipes

Water Tank Pipes

Thanks for that!

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JazzyJess
Sep 21, 2013 6:01 pm
ChargerWA
ChargerWA
21 September 2013

Inverter or not??

Inverter or not??

I have two of these at work, they are both about 9 years old now and have been tough and reliable for a reasonable price. http://www.gentechgenerators.com.au/sto ...…

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ChargerWA
Sep 21, 2013 1:53 pm
ChargerWA
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 September 2013

What are the benefits of cladding vs polystyrene and render?

What are the benefits of cladding vs polystyrene and render?

Anyone doing this sort of reno or new build should look at the R-values for the individual systems and products as BigO has done. Then work out what the cost/benefit ratio…

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Stewie D
Sep 20, 2013 5:46 pm
lovepub
lovepub
20 September 2013

When to cut down trees?

When to cut down trees?

I wouldn't risk that... some…

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lovepub
Sep 20, 2013 9:15 am
1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
19 September 2013

Bedroom windows

Bedroom windows

I have two floor to ceiling one metre wide awning style windows in my master bedroom which faces the street. Originally I just had wooden wide slat venetians on, however,…

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1sttimebuilding2012
Sep 19, 2013 11:56 pm
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JB1
Sep 19, 2013 11:06 pm
thebuzz
thebuzz
19 September 2013

The Sunday Mail Home Show - $8 Tickets

The Sunday Mail Home Show - $8 Tickets
1, 2

Mine still haven't shown up! The ones sent to my PO Box showed up at some point last week.. will just go with the PO Box next time I think!

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thebuzz
Sep 19, 2013 12:04 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 September 2013

Copper Cladding????

Copper Cladding????

LS, send Tevor22 a PM as this will go straight to his email address. His original post was back in June and it looks like he doesn't log in here very often. Stewie

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Stewie D
Sep 18, 2013 7:53 am

Mine is around 6m*3.5m. I haven't had to change any of the lights as of yet. 4 LED's is plenty (+ the pendent) but I do have 21w, 1100 lumen lights. I don't have any pics…

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travisaus
Sep 17, 2013 3:05 pm
StephenDresty
StephenDresty
16 September 2013

Product to protect top of white goods

Product to protect top of white goods

Well what is the use of using such kind of things? Well cleaning is the best option...May it favorably works for them...

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StephenDresty
Sep 16, 2013 7:58 pm
FionaT
FionaT
15 September 2013

exterior colours - thoughts /suggestions

exterior colours - thoughts /suggestions

We are doing our roof,front door ,garage door and gutters in ironstone as we were told by a 'professional' that its best if these match. Our fascias and downpipes are…

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FionaT
Sep 16, 2013 12:17 am
xxxKGJxxx
xxxKGJxxx
15 September 2013

Lots of mini bugs in new house! What are they? Damages?

Lots of mini bugs in new house! What are they? Damages?

I only knew as I have seen baby ones before, there was someone who had the same problem and found lots in the roof, hope you get it all sorted..

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xxxKGJxxx
Sep 15, 2013 9:20 pm
xxxKGJxxx
SLee
SLee
15 September 2013

FLOATING STEPS IN GARDEN

FLOATING STEPS IN GARDEN

Yes. Only 4 steps, so we will work out if making multiple frames may be the better option. Thank you for your great advice Stewie. Much appreciated.

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SLee
Sep 15, 2013 4:19 pm


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