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Dobly
Dobly
16 August 2006

Building with AAC

Building with AAC

Sorry Dobly, but yes it can be that hard and that is why some of us have made it our profession. builda It was a rethorical question... :)

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Dobly
Aug 16, 2006 11:25 am
Frieda
Frieda
19 August 2006

Looking for a someone to build a kit home

Looking for a someone to build a kit home

Oh my WORD! I thought the answer to our Granny Flat issue was solved when I looked at a kit home idea Is it REALLY all that bad? Does anyone have any postive…

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Frieda
Aug 19, 2006 12:13 am
builda
builda
19 August 2006

To Spec or not to Spec..

To Spec or not to Spec..

I would ask the local builder to build to the same level of a Spec home. But to my design. Very expensive option when compared to a…

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builda
Aug 19, 2006 12:21 am
builda
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
23 August 2006

Build up or Down?? Confused

Build up or Down?? Confused

Wouldn't it be cheaper to just build a new one? It would probably add more to resae value too. Just a thought.

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3timesbuilda
Aug 23, 2006 1:52 pm
3timesbuilda
builda
builda
24 August 2006

cutting brick walls ..

cutting brick walls ..

Internal walls or external walls? How much brickwork is remaining above the cut openings? Yes you will need lintels but depending on the loads will determine if you…

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builda
Aug 24, 2006 7:58 am
builda
builda
builda
24 August 2006

piers issue

piers issue

You should be able to prop the floor next to the pier or either side of it (give yourself some room to work) and then remove the pier and relay it. Is there a concrete…

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builda
Aug 24, 2006 8:00 am
builda
builda
builda
25 August 2006

EXTENDING A DECK

EXTENDING A DECK

A deck like that should NOT need a permit. It is under 1m off groundI think that rule is universal around Australia (maybe…

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builda
Aug 25, 2006 2:48 pm
builda
builda
builda
25 August 2006

Kit Home in low lands, stumps or slab?

Kit Home in low lands, stumps or slab?

The area I want to build on is low approximately 600ml below datum.Is the whole block low, like in a bowl or do you have adequate drainage…

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builda
Aug 25, 2006 2:50 pm
builda
Quintets
Quintets
1 September 2006

Advice and Opinion Required

Advice and Opinion Required

I haven't purchased anything from these guys, but I do own three original paintings. Two were purchased on the streets in Rome and are the most amazing watercolours of…

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Quintets
Sep 01, 2006 2:49 am
builda
builda
1 September 2006

New Home Inspection

New Home Inspection

That is the one - sorry about the phone number! They can do inspections and reports and are qualified to do so, as opposed to some of the self confessed 'experts' that…

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builda
Sep 01, 2006 7:36 am
builda
builda
builda
1 September 2006

Good building consultant or solicitor for tribunal case?

Good building consultant or solicitor for tribunal case?

Copied from another similar post made a couple of months ago: From what I know Jerry Tyrell is one of the most professional about and knows exactly all the issues.…

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builda
Sep 01, 2006 7:57 am
builda
EGGENZ
EGGENZ
2 September 2006

A Short term option for floor boards and UGLY carpet.

A Short term option for floor boards and UGLY carpet.

hey there are many ways to get around this 1. paint the floor in their standard state no sanding (if clean) using a product like wattyl solagard or dulux x10.... this…

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EGGENZ
Sep 02, 2006 9:25 pm
EGGENZ
BuilderCheck
BuilderCheck
5 September 2006

RL HOMES

RL HOMES

Hi Our service can provide you with an in-depth commercial background check regarding any Builder you might be considering. Reports cover all Builders previous and…

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BuilderCheck
Sep 05, 2006 4:07 pm
builda
builda
7 September 2006

Help with construction of wall....

Help with construction of wall....

The biggest problem with these walls that are not connected to the ceiling is the lateral stiffness. That is, when you push against the top of it then you want to prevent…

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builda
Sep 07, 2006 12:56 pm
builda
zenithconstructions
zenithconstructions
11 September 2006

Cost of Slab and DRIVEWAY

Cost of Slab and DRIVEWAY

Hanibal, Not all slabs are created equal! It will depend on how thick the slab is, type of reinforcement used, depth/width of footings, use of cantilevered footings,…

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zenithconstructions
Sep 11, 2006 10:59 am
zenithconstructions
zenithconstructions
12 September 2006

Cost guides for renovations - HELP!!

Cost guides for renovations - HELP!!

Sounds about right to me mate, possibly $2k/m2 is a bit on the high side, it sounds like quite basic construction. The thing that may push up the price is your stumping -…

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zenithconstructions
Sep 12, 2006 11:02 am
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
15 September 2006

Dealing with Council

Dealing with Council

The problem I have is that I have seen all too often that the big boys, developers and rich folk will get through whatever they want anyway as they have the financial…

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3timesbuilda
Sep 15, 2006 1:28 pm
3timesbuilda
lukedwalters
lukedwalters
16 September 2006

Attaching an existing external building

Attaching an existing external building

Hi Burned, What do you mean by consumer risks exactly? If the builder does a dodgy job then we can't do much about it? Cheers, Luke

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lukedwalters
Sep 16, 2006 10:25 pm
lukedwalters
lukedwalters
lukedwalters
19 September 2006

New Home Owner Experience - not good

New Home Owner Experience - not good
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Interesting thread, thanks for digging it up burned. I'd like to address a couple of things that you posted, however. Consumers do not know what they…

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lukedwalters
Sep 19, 2006 8:39 am
lukedwalters
Adrian B
Adrian B
19 September 2006

100% Finance-has anyone gone down this path? Willing 2 share

100% Finance-has anyone gone down this path? Willing 2 share

How do they get away with it, people answer the question regardng finance before they ask the price of the house........ Same with Free rent whilst you save your…

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Adrian B
Sep 19, 2006 4:43 pm
Adrian B
ausdesign
ausdesign
21 September 2006

Windows overlooking issues

Windows overlooking issues

The overlooking clause of the Building Reg's has around 10 sections, but basically if your proposed window is within 9 meters of a window or a 'private open space'…

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ausdesign
Sep 21, 2006 5:18 pm
ausdesign
zenithconstructions
zenithconstructions
25 September 2006

Need advice on re-stump

Need advice on re-stump

Get another building inspection done, by a LICENSED building inspector. Note that this is different to a licensed builder. Ask at your local strata management Company…

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zenithconstructions
Sep 25, 2006 8:50 am
Michelle
Michelle
26 September 2006

HIgh Gloss Timber Laminate

HIgh Gloss Timber Laminate

I had a look at the site; I love the words in brackets below… “scratch and wear resistance” Be weary of the words “resistance”. Heres how it goes with…

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Michelle
Sep 26, 2006 1:41 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
26 September 2006

Top tips for reducing building/land costs

Top tips for reducing building/land costs

I agree, its funny how people will take advise from the man next door, uncle Joe, Aunty Mary and any one else they bump into in the super market, but won’t seek…

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Michelle
Sep 26, 2006 7:26 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
26 September 2006

New Game?

New Game?

Hi Burned, I understand, homeone probably does not won’t this drawn out to be something big. And I’m really sorry I brought it up now! I wish I missed it! But…

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Michelle
Sep 26, 2006 9:59 pm
Michelle
builda
builda
27 September 2006

Home Owners Warranty

Home Owners Warranty
1, 2

Burned, there is a media conference today that the public are welcome to attend. It will be hosted by a building owner whose family and extended family have been severly…

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builda
Sep 27, 2006 7:23 am
builda
nc6000
nc6000
1 October 2006

Clarendon Homes - feedback please

Clarendon Homes - feedback please

Thanks for sharing your experience nc6000. I hope your next stage with them will go smoother. Please keep us posted. It is a real pity to see…

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nc6000
Oct 01, 2006 12:35 pm
Michelle
Michelle
4 October 2006

Question of paint coats

Question of paint coats

Go to the hardware and tell them you need a sealer for new plaster work. Check with them, a sealer might be all you need, then you can do your top coats? I find it…

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Michelle
Oct 04, 2006 4:57 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
5 October 2006

inquiry about building company

inquiry about building company

Budwah....only kidding! The forum has been quiet lately, good see conversation happening. 8)

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Michelle
Oct 05, 2006 8:43 am
Michelle
lsparks
lsparks
6 October 2006

Quote Advice

Quote Advice

hi there, we live in sydney and in the process of doing renovations to our timber federation weatherboard house. we are having the front refigured into 3 separte…

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lsparks
Oct 06, 2006 11:31 am
Michelle
Michelle
6 October 2006

What type of tiles to use?

What type of tiles to use?

Have you thought about using the Karndean Vinyl tiles? They are very strong; you could look at the commercial grade tile in this range, this way there is no grout issue…

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Michelle
Oct 06, 2006 5:06 pm
Michelle
mek
mek
6 October 2006

House removal in Victoria

House removal in Victoria

Happy to say house removal worked, our house has been bought and is going somewhere near Bendigo in the next two weeks. We're moving out tomorrow!! Then the fun part…

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mek
Oct 06, 2006 6:11 pm
mek
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
9 October 2006

quote advice on outdoor living room

quote advice on outdoor living room

If you PM me the details of you area, I can give you a quote for your deck with an idea of what you'll need. I did it most of today at work so one more won't hurt :lol:

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Dukekamaya
Oct 09, 2006 9:39 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
12 October 2006

Installing window into brick wall

Installing window into brick wall

you need to also fit a lintel above the new hole to stop the bricks falling. It will be tricky to get a neat finish if you've not done this type of work before.

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Dukekamaya
Oct 12, 2006 9:33 pm
Dukekamaya
jak
jak
13 October 2006

Ceramic Floor Tiles

Ceramic Floor Tiles

Hi All, Thank you all for your help, We tried numerous products to clean the tiles with no luck until our friends grandmother suggested we try white vinigar. We …

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jak
Oct 13, 2006 11:40 am
Dimmy
Dimmy
16 October 2006

Advice on Lifestyle Homes, Perth

Advice on Lifestyle Homes, Perth

Hi Suz, We have just signed up to build in Baldivis with Lifestyle Homes and so far so good. The sales person has been fantastic and very patient with us!! The fittings…

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Dimmy
Oct 16, 2006 1:55 pm
celeste
celeste
17 October 2006

Guessing Game - Building Costs - Win a $50 Bunnings voucher!

Guessing Game - Building Costs - Win a $50 Bunnings voucher!
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi zenith I second what Michelle said. I received my parcel from you today. Thank you again. We also went to Bunnings on the weekend and spent our voucher on…

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celeste
Oct 17, 2006 10:10 pm
Plaster Brokers
Plaster Brokers
18 October 2006

Covering up cracks in internal walls

Covering up cracks in internal walls

Hmm this topic was done to death at the wood working forum CSJ there is no magic fix here. Trying to do this job on the cheap will only result in failure. NO FLEXIBLE…

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Plaster Brokers
Oct 18, 2006 11:17 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
19 October 2006

building a deck

building a deck

Make sure you check it out thoroughly before starting ljd. There are several items that you need to consider. The bearers & joists have to be H3 treated pine, or…

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ausdesign
Oct 19, 2006 9:36 pm
ausdesign
Michelle
Michelle
21 October 2006

Companies to trust

Companies to trust

Hi investment property, I don’t know of any links off hand, but if I come across any I’ll post them up for you. :)

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Michelle
Oct 21, 2006 1:39 pm
Michelle
designmarc
designmarc
25 October 2006

Ducting range hood in apartment block

Ducting range hood in apartment block

Job is usually carried out by a plumber and can easily be routed to atmosphere via through roof or exiting sideways through external wall. When exiting sideways, a…

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designmarc
Oct 25, 2006 8:00 pm
Foxjnr
Foxjnr
26 October 2006

Has anyone delt with Homebuyers centre?

Has anyone delt with Homebuyers centre?

Thanks Yamster, I noticed there was a post about Homebuyer centre on your page so thanks for pointing me in that direction one good comment is better than none. Cheers

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Foxjnr
Oct 26, 2006 5:56 pm
jpkp47
jpkp47
31 October 2006

Timber flooring

Timber flooring

Thanks very much for everyone's input...it was solid timber flooring we were after and so we will try the place in Mt. Lawley among others. Much appreciated...and thanks

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jpkp47
Oct 31, 2006 9:09 pm
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
7 November 2006

Solar hot water, heating pump

Solar hot water, heating pump

Hi everyone For this kind of info, I really recommend: (1) Joining the Alternative Technology Association (www.ata.org.au). It's $65 for an individual membership and…

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Elizabeth
Nov 07, 2006 9:28 pm
Michelle
Michelle
10 November 2006

I’ve got a question……

I’ve got a question……

Thanks renomart! Got some in the cupboard I’ll have a go later! :D

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Michelle
Nov 10, 2006 6:55 am
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
13 November 2006

home inflation

home inflation

Where I live the home prices seem to have settled for a while, and I think they aren’t bad. I’ve been looking around to snap one up and do a reno then sell it! I…

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Michelle
Nov 13, 2006 8:15 pm
Michelle


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