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Sallyho
Sallyho
10 April 2007

where to go for facelift

where to go for facelift

I was reading in the age that there is a program called Home Designer Suite by CAD - cost $395. This CD Rom helps you do everything from sketching concepts to 3D models…

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Sallyho
Apr 10, 2007 5:01 pm
Montbrehain
Montbrehain
10 April 2007

Are there any owner builders on here?

Are there any owner builders on here?

Thanks for that Helen , I will have a look. This is a good site , That should perhaps have its own section dedicated to owner/builders. Good luck with your s "MO"

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Montbrehain
Apr 10, 2007 5:54 pm
Montbrehain
epiphany
epiphany
10 April 2007

Average build times by state

Average build times by state

Double story in Melbourne. Council approval took around 2 weeks (or maybe slightly less). Land was cleared in Nov 06. Handover is next week.

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epiphany
Apr 10, 2007 10:37 pm
epiphany
mattwalker
mattwalker
11 April 2007

Second Story Addition, Melbourne

Second Story Addition, Melbourne

Hi there, We did some renovations about 2 years ago with a company called Extensions Unlimited. The guys here were extremely professional and came in under time and…

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mattwalker
Apr 11, 2007 9:34 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
11 April 2007

Garage (Structure) Types

Garage (Structure) Types

The garage with plaster walls costs more and is just a design idea. It makes the room more convertable down the track into rumpus room etc. There is no…

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mattwalker
Apr 11, 2007 10:05 pm
mattwalker
epiphany
epiphany
12 April 2007

Ooooohhh noooooo...leaking roof :(

Ooooohhh noooooo...leaking roof :(

We had our walkthrough today. They've already fixed the leak. Yay. Apparently it's a relatively common problem with the particular house we're building - it was to do with…

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epiphany
Apr 12, 2007 2:11 pm
epiphany
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 April 2007

Checklist when engaging builder

Checklist when engaging builder

You might want to check out Extensions Unlimited. www.extensionsunlimited.com.au These guys did an extension to our federation style house about 2 years ago and we…

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mattwalker
Apr 14, 2007 11:50 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 April 2007

Wardrobe Solutions

Wardrobe Solutions

Small tip: If you want to cut melamine and get a nice clean edge try this. Roll out a line of masking tape over the line where you will be cutting on both sides and…

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mattwalker
Apr 14, 2007 9:21 pm
mattwalker
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
17 April 2007

Subsidence tower

Subsidence tower

Hi - I've been to this house that is if it's near the Meadows. Basically the tower is an evaporative aircon without the fan to push the air around. Cool air falls - they…

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Yak_Chat
Apr 17, 2007 10:04 pm
Yak_Chat
royalblue
royalblue
18 April 2007

grout cleaning

grout cleaning

Hi Rawon, I am one of those carpet cleaning companies offering a cleaning service for stone, tiles & grout. Many carpet cleaners are entering this market, as with…

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royalblue
Apr 18, 2007 3:08 am
royalblue
royalblue
19 April 2007

Can I use this to seal my grout?

Can I use this to seal my grout?

This is the simplest way to DIY grout seal... http://www.aquamix.com.au/products/same ... sealer.php Follow instructions carefully. There are charts provided so you…

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royalblue
Apr 19, 2007 8:16 am
Michelle
Michelle
19 April 2007

ALERT.... gutters & drains ready for winter?

ALERT.... gutters & drains ready for winter?

(An investigation discovered around 700 litres of water sitting in the bottom of the lift-well.) :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Michelle
Apr 19, 2007 11:27 pm
Michelle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
20 April 2007

Removing an Internal wall

Removing an Internal wall

Sounds like time to get an engineer to look at it. Not a website :)

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Yak_Chat
Apr 20, 2007 2:32 pm
Yak_Chat
Kim81
Kim81
21 April 2007

They advertise it but have never/don't stock it

They advertise it but have never/don't stock it

Hi, I used to work at Bunnings and I reckon it wasn't deliberate. The main office organises the catalogues, as well as purchasing many of the items for the stores…

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Kim81
Apr 21, 2007 1:14 am
azi
azi
21 April 2007

Zuccala Homes - Melbourne

Zuccala Homes - Melbourne

I am interested in Zuccala homes as well. I did a quick search of the VCAT building disputes decisions and didn't find a mention of them. If they have been around for 48…

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azi
Apr 21, 2007 2:04 pm
royalblue
royalblue
22 April 2007

Smells.

Smells.

Hi, Just going through some older posts and this one caught my attention. Reading through, I see you have had some success with Urine-off, so its good to have a happy…

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royalblue
Apr 22, 2007 3:52 am
Lotte
Lotte
22 April 2007

Would you conceal decking screws? If so, how?

Would you conceal decking screws? If so, how?

Thanks guys. I've now seen what the stainless screws look like and they don't actually look so bad, but they do need to be lined up well in order to look decent. We…

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Lotte
Apr 22, 2007 9:05 am
Rod1949
Rod1949
24 April 2007

Self Drilling Metal Teks

Self Drilling Metal Teks

I’m not impressed with the Buildex Fibre Teks. A failure rate of 30%. I’m building an all steel framed house and therefore have used an array of fasteners for…

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Rod1949
Apr 24, 2007 11:36 am
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
24 April 2007

What is up with...?

What is up with...?

I have no legal background, but I'm pretty sure that unless you have the site supervisors approval no one is allowed onsite. That being said, I've walked through houses -…

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First_Timer_Ray
Apr 24, 2007 8:31 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
26 April 2007

where for art thou builder???

where for art thou builder???

Try these. findabuilder.net.au and findabuilder.com.au Hope it helps. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Apr 26, 2007 11:25 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
26 April 2007

Petition on walling solutions

Petition on walling solutions

Wouldn't you just timber frame it, gyprock it and put sound insulation inside the wall to make it a private study? But be careful of sliding doors they can let a lot of…

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Yak_Chat
Apr 26, 2007 2:00 pm
Yak_Chat
Amber
Amber
27 April 2007

Recommendations for Fencing/Driveway Contractors (MELB)

Recommendations for Fencing/Driveway Contractors (MELB)

We've just been through the business of getting fencing quotes. For paling fence, capped and exposed post all quotes came in around the $50 per metre mark. It all…

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Amber
Apr 27, 2007 9:09 am
Amber
commodorenut
commodorenut
27 April 2007

Shared fencing cost

Shared fencing cost

Thanks guys, that's great to hear. Eases the budget.

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commodorenut
Apr 27, 2007 11:50 pm
commodorenut
James
James
1 May 2007

Renovating and expanding 3 bm home

Renovating and expanding 3 bm home

Thanks Matt. From what I have been told, Canberra is quite expensive for any trades...so may be a bit more. May have to be a ground floor extension. Cheers, J

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James
May 01, 2007 10:02 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
2 May 2007

Plot Ratio ... ??

Plot Ratio ... ??

So yeah, the comment about overcapitalisation definately applies True - land is in the order of $630k (golf course frontage) - we…

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stonecutter1309
May 02, 2007 12:43 pm
stonecutter1309
Pearl_07
Pearl_07
2 May 2007

Roller Door Openers

Roller Door Openers

Thanks Stonecutter. I'm leaning towards just getting someone in to do it and $600 per door sounds reasonable. I'm not sure where the power is so will have to check that.

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Pearl_07
May 02, 2007 12:57 pm
house21
house21
4 May 2007

Extension - Progress inspections - needed?

Extension - Progress inspections - needed?

Hi I think you should have a look at what it says on the contract before you pay the builder.

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house21
May 04, 2007 11:34 am
Adrian B
Adrian B
4 May 2007

How much should we put up with??

How much should we put up with??
1, 2

Amen, sister! LOL I've been waiting 6 weeks for an answer from my broker (and the bank) regarding a 'small' problem of…

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Adrian B
May 04, 2007 2:09 pm
Adrian B
KS09
KS09
6 May 2007

Two good houses - which one ?

Two good houses - which one ?

Hi Cabinfever - I think maybe the days of supercheap housing anywhere are over......... I am originally from New Zealand (hmmm should I mention that!) and there is…

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KS09
May 06, 2007 2:58 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
6 May 2007

Icon Septech, home sewerage treatment plants

Icon Septech, home sewerage treatment plants

Settle down Tiger!!! We are here to help and pass on knowledge. The problem is with these sorts of things is you only get "one side" of the story and it is nice to get…

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mattwalker
May 06, 2007 9:26 pm
mattwalker
miagi
miagi
8 May 2007

Downlight Guards

Downlight Guards

The purpose of downlight guards is to keep ceiling…

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miagi
May 08, 2007 9:01 pm
Michelle
Michelle
8 May 2007

Fees

Fees
1, 2

:lol: :lol: :lol: I don't beg too often......mmmm ....thinking??? :?

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Michelle
May 08, 2007 9:13 pm
Michelle
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 May 2007

Sheds,garages,carport and any other steel building ect

Sheds,garages,carport and any other steel building ect

LOL :D People who get their ambitions mixed up with their capabilities..... :P

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mattwalker
May 13, 2007 9:01 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
15 May 2007

External shadowline cladding

External shadowline cladding

That it is!! The information here is mostly invaluable..... Matt

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mattwalker
May 15, 2007 8:37 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
15 May 2007

Stamp duty on land vs home + land packages

Stamp duty on land vs home + land packages

No Problem!! Ask and you shall receive... seriously though, find the right forum, ask the question and you will get an answer that will help you out! Matt

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mattwalker
May 15, 2007 10:15 pm
mattwalker
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
16 May 2007

Is this material available in Australia

Is this material available in Australia

Thanks for this tip Roo. We're going to use Durra Board for most of our inside walls, but I'd just been wondering what to do about the wet areas. It would be great if you…

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Elizabeth
May 16, 2007 11:34 pm
Michelle
Michelle
18 May 2007

Check me out!!!

Check me out!!!

THANKS royalblue……. Don’t laugh…I could defiantly do something with this!!!! ((((the twisted concrete worker whose customers keep mysteriously vanishing)))) :twisted: :twisted:

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Michelle
May 18, 2007 1:55 pm
Michelle
Bud977
Bud977
18 May 2007

Secret Boom Suburbs?

Secret Boom Suburbs?

Tipsy, you could be right. I hadn't gone to look at the website linked. I'm too used to rubbish links that I don't even go there unless I have a good reason or can trust…

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Bud977
May 18, 2007 2:01 pm
MCS
MCS
24 May 2007

Is my slab ruined? - Apparently not!!

Is my slab ruined? - Apparently not!!

Its very refreshing to hear a good ending to somebodies problem. Working in a suppliers industry (Doors Plus), I hear some real horror stories about people having…

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MCS
May 25, 2007 12:30 am
MCS
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
25 May 2007

Cost to smash a couple of doorways

Cost to smash a couple of doorways

Before I start hassling builders (perhaps pointlessly), I was wondering whether anyone has an approximate idea of the cost to smash through a couple of doors. Basically…

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Cabinfever
May 25, 2007 10:27 am
Cabinfever
lightson
lightson
25 May 2007

Starting the Build - Adelaide

Starting the Build - Adelaide

Hello ppl.. Thanks Beetle for the link. Since I am new to this forum but not new to buldings, I will have some suggestions after I evaluate your creations. Thanks…

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lightson
May 25, 2007 5:07 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
26 May 2007

Online skip hire

Online skip hire

4.5m sq skip from yellow pages $250 delivered and picked up 4.0m sq skip from skiphire $289 delivered and picked up So I lose 1/2 a cuic metre and pay $40 more for…

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mattwalker
May 26, 2007 10:30 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
26 May 2007

HELP please !!!!! Roller shutter problem.....

HELP please !!!!! Roller shutter problem.....

Scrap that! I just googled it and this came up: GLAG: Internet acronym for "giggling like a girl". Synonomous with LOL, ROFL, and other similar acronyms. Person…

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mattwalker
May 26, 2007 10:45 pm
mattwalker
Sallyho
Sallyho
28 May 2007

Duckcloth Online

Duckcloth Online

it's always the way isn't it. No problems.

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Sallyho
May 28, 2007 2:11 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
29 May 2007

total redo of an old apartment - advice on best sequence

total redo of an old apartment - advice on best sequence

I assumed he was talking about a heat retention wall or a stubb wall - but then assuming is not the best thing is it. :) Maybe Jinkster can fill us in on what he is describing?

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Yak_Chat
May 29, 2007 11:18 am
Yak_Chat
MCS
MCS
29 May 2007

French Panel Doors

French Panel Doors

Come and see me at Doors Plus Campbellfield. We have a range of French Doors to choose from. 1535 Sydney Rd Campbellfield... Regards Michael

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MCS
May 29, 2007 4:46 pm
MCS
ausdesign
ausdesign
31 May 2007

Rebates for having a water tank

Rebates for having a water tank

There is a small rebate available on solar hws's under the Federal Governments 'Renewable Energy Certificate' scheme. The amount varies depending upon the product. The…

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ausdesign
May 31, 2007 3:30 pm
ausdesign
PIP
PIP
31 May 2007

WINDOW COVERINGS

WINDOW COVERINGS

Thanks for the ideas. The meals window is fairly big-1540x2410. I'm now leaning towards using a roman blind on the window, with the panel glide on the slider in the same…

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PIP
May 31, 2007 7:56 pm


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