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denyi
denyi
2 November 2005

Federation Design

Federation Design

Hi We originally look at a colonial type of house and one website i found was www.hawsburyvalleyhomes.com.au. They only provide plans they do not build you can look ant…

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denyi
Nov 02, 2005 4:25 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
9 November 2005

steel frames and noise

steel frames and noise

I would be interested to know whether both homes (or either) had steel roofing with insulation batts directly to the underside of the iron Most iron roofed homes will…

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ausdesign
Nov 09, 2005 7:29 pm
ausdesign
builder
builder
28 November 2005

Idiots Guide to Self Build?

Idiots Guide to Self Build?

Good day, the "The Australian House Building Manual" is a good start but bear in mind that standards are lower and quality of building is often not as good as you might…

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builder
Nov 28, 2005 2:46 pm
Inspectit
Inspectit
29 November 2005

Home Inspection

Home Inspection

Its not to late to get a building consultant to inspect the finihhed dwelling. This is canned a Completion report and is a detailed visual inspection of the dwelling…

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Inspectit
Nov 29, 2005 6:20 am
taradom
taradom
27 December 2005

Builder Recommendations for subdivision in Mulgrave, Vic

Builder Recommendations for subdivision in Mulgrave, Vic

My advice is don't choose . Why? See my other posts and links to Consumer Affairs Victoria info. https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=323 Good luck

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taradom
Dec 27, 2005 12:55 pm
taradom
borg
borg
1 January 2006

HELP: Central heating intake clearance

HELP: Central heating intake clearance

Stuart, The return air grille or register shouldn't be restricted for the following reasons: The air flow through the grille and duct relates to the air pressure…

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borg
Jan 01, 2006 12:44 pm
borg
johnny aywah
johnny aywah
6 January 2006

AV Jennings or Newstart ? Thoughts please! =)

AV Jennings or Newstart ? Thoughts please! =)

go to the fair trading website and look up their license number for complaints, etc i dont know much about the second mob, but i would not be going with AV Jennings…

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johnny aywah
Jan 06, 2006 12:03 pm
johnny aywah
johnny aywah
6 January 2006

Down or Up

Down or Up

weigh up the costs of excavating and building downawards to building upwards I assume you have already spoken to your local council to see what they will and will not…

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johnny aywah
Jan 06, 2006 12:05 pm
johnny aywah
johnny aywah
6 January 2006

Haunted houses

Haunted houses

why dont you see if the ghost has something to say http://www.parismo.org/~brammer/ hope this helps

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johnny aywah
Jan 06, 2006 12:07 pm
johnny aywah
johnny aywah
6 January 2006

Question regarding insurance

Question regarding insurance

regardless is he still not considered an 'employee' and entitled to workers compenastion if he injures himself landscaping is very labour intensive...be careful

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johnny aywah
Jan 06, 2006 12:10 pm
johnny aywah
johnny aywah
6 January 2006

Stumps or Slab?

Stumps or Slab?

also worth checking with local council mine decreed my project is on a 1/100 flood site and therfore must be raised to allow for drainage...i had originally wanted a…

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johnny aywah
Jan 06, 2006 12:13 pm
johnny aywah
johnny aywah
6 January 2006

Television show looking for stories...

Television show looking for stories...

well if you are interested, I am in the DA approval process of building a dream home for my wife and 3 kids...i have renovated a few houses before but this is the first…

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johnny aywah
Jan 06, 2006 12:18 pm
sw00sh
sw00sh
12 January 2006

which home builder to choose? Perth Western Australia

which home builder to choose? Perth Western Australia

This post might be a bit late to you, but hopefully it helps someone out. I recently built with one of the larger building companies in Perth. I won't name names but…

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sw00sh
Jan 12, 2006 5:32 pm
speechless
speechless
16 January 2006

Too many choices and questions

Too many choices and questions

Milt, Lockup is normally slab, frame, windows, doors and either brick or weatherboard finish. The electrical, plumbing etc is connected to the house, but not internally completed.

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speechless
Jan 16, 2006 3:34 pm
issitoq
issitoq
13 February 2006

Looking for information on kit home companies

Looking for information on kit home companies

Couldn't help responding to the thread title by offering some advice on a web page at http://www.spin.net.au/~shamsh Perhaps off-to-fnq is still around to read it.

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issitoq
Feb 13, 2006 10:51 pm
neighboursfence
neighboursfence
16 March 2006

Neighbours fence is too high to move furniture - what to do?

Neighbours fence is too high to move furniture - what to do?

Thanks for your response Earl! The awning should be able to come off, also timber - but the access is also a problem further down the path where the box in which…

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neighboursfence
Mar 16, 2006 11:22 am
Glint-Bladesong
Glint-Bladesong
17 March 2006

Why is the fence in the way?

Why is the fence in the way?

Well the footings went down on Monday and the slab went down yesterday and the fence is still in place, is still up and hasnt been touched once, it wasn't even in the way…

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Glint-Bladesong
Mar 17, 2006 12:26 pm
taradom
taradom
21 April 2006

palm trees in pots forever is it ok?

palm trees in pots forever is it ok?

Correct. The palms will do fine in a good size pot for years.. And if if were me, i would leave them there.. I really dislike they way they grow tall making it difficult…

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taradom
Apr 21, 2006 9:40 am
taradom
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
2 May 2006

picture rails

picture rails

Wall plug and screws would be the easiest way

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Dukekamaya
May 02, 2006 7:55 pm
Dukekamaya
Jasmine
Jasmine
10 May 2006

Free renovation help and ideas

Free renovation help and ideas

Nice site. Also; you could get some ideas on how to renovate your house or any part of it: http://www.diy-home-makeover.com It got some examples of site plans…

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Jasmine
May 10, 2006 12:49 am
mek
mek
21 May 2006

sustainable building and design - OT (off-to-fnq)

sustainable building and design - OT (off-to-fnq)

I would be interested to hear from people who are building "green" as to what sort of things you are incorporating into your home. I have found that I had to ask for…

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mek
May 21, 2006 10:29 am
mek
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
23 May 2006

Waterproofing my deck

Waterproofing my deck

You need to use Compressed Fibre Cement sheeting for the floor and waterproof as per a wet area. Lay a screed with run-off away from the house to which you can then lay…

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Dukekamaya
May 23, 2006 3:22 pm
Dukekamaya
Phil
Phil
31 May 2006

My Virtual Home software

My Virtual Home software

HI mek, I've been designing our next home with this software over the last two weeks. My wife had a copy from house and garden magazine so I had a look. I haven't…

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Phil
May 31, 2006 10:01 pm
hsp
hsp
5 June 2006

Yard Drainage Help

Yard Drainage Help

I would be using a licensed plumber1 You will want extensive subsoile drainage for your yard. This will include the slotted pipe with geo-farbric surrounding it then…

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hsp
Jun 05, 2006 10:51 pm
hsp
hsp
5 June 2006

Is 2 years a long time to wait for our new house?

Is 2 years a long time to wait for our new house?

in most contracts there are penalty clauses regarding to slow or late finish date. There is a per day penalty fro the late finish. check your contract has this!! in…

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hsp
Jun 05, 2006 10:56 pm
hsp
hsp
5 June 2006

Advice on good building companies in WA

Advice on good building companies in WA

hello mate webb brown have always had a good rep i havent heard anything negative from them. it may also be worth checking out craig sheilds homes in…

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hsp
Jun 05, 2006 11:05 pm
mek
mek
10 June 2006

Meletis and C&J Designer Homes

Meletis and C&J Designer Homes

Thanks Alto. Our house would be based on The Fairhaven (http://www.cjdh.com.au/), altered to suit our narrow block. Whilst a bit more expensive than Metricon, Simonds,…

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mek
Jun 10, 2006 1:34 pm
mek
ozken
ozken
13 June 2006

Major vs small builders

Major vs small builders

And by all means, make sure it does include "all" that you want, because it's the "extras", that throw a spanner in the works. Pick it and stick to it.... 8) 8) 8) If…

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ozken
Jun 13, 2006 11:14 pm
builda
builda
17 June 2006

basement is cold in the summer and warm on the upper level .

basement is cold in the summer and warm on the upper level .

Mate, most of us are in temperate climate Australia and 1 in 1000 would even have a basement! You may struggle on this forum to get some decent feedback....would if we could!

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builda
Jun 17, 2006 8:20 pm
builda
WithoutAClue
WithoutAClue
17 June 2006

Please share your experience building a Kit Home

Please share your experience building a Kit Home

Hello there, First I feel so welcome in this forum by virtue of all confusions caused by building a Kit Home; from the attitudes of some suppliers I've spoken to so far…

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WithoutAClue
Jun 17, 2006 10:30 pm
builda
builda
21 June 2006

Average construction cost

Average construction cost

Agreed Tub67, per m2 pricing is totally flawed unless you are building cookie cutter display homes on flat blocks with all the services. The only way that anyone can use…

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builda
Jun 21, 2006 8:25 am
builda
builda
builda
24 June 2006

Building Cost Estimator???

Building Cost Estimator???

Simple formula is just double the material cost for the labour. Not perfect but will be close enough. Even if you vary each trade by between 40% to 60% labour you will…

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builda
Jun 24, 2006 1:42 pm
builda
reb5682
reb5682
3 July 2006

New Renovation Website

New Renovation Website

At this years RACV Home Show there is a stand for a new renovation service offered by Yellow Pages. Its: www.homeatyellow.com.au In the US there is a great site called…

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reb5682
Jul 03, 2006 4:11 am
Plaster Brokers
Plaster Brokers
4 July 2006

Tips for plaster removal?

Tips for plaster removal?

You got a bad job there. Use a spade to get it off and a square mouth shovel to pick it up into a wheel barrow. You cant do better than that. We have some tips on…

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Plaster Brokers
Jul 04, 2006 2:30 pm
builda
builda
30 July 2006

home building cost to lock up stage- Perth

home building cost to lock up stage- Perth

Unfortunately it really is one of those open ended questions and depending on the house and what classifies 'lock up' then it could easily be 25% - 50%. That is, is…

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builda
Jul 30, 2006 10:44 pm
builda
builda
builda
3 August 2006

What wall sheeting is that?

What wall sheeting is that?

Yes, very popular and I think the post war period there was a shortage of other materials so it was almost a case of 'anything goes'. The asbestos is quite safe while…

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builda
Aug 03, 2006 12:05 am
builda
micky
micky
3 August 2006

rendering over paint

rendering over paint

also note if its an older house check its not lead based paint. dodgy builder got me to grind back paint on old house as gullible apprentice about 10 or so years ago and…

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micky
Aug 03, 2006 9:14 pm
farnarkle
farnarkle
8 August 2006

DIY - Shoji screens

DIY - Shoji screens

Thks Bradek - will check them out

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farnarkle
Aug 08, 2006 4:46 pm
jimm¥
jimm¥
10 August 2006

new garage...

new garage...

Depends how much you've got! You can spend $10,000 on a repair or spend $100,000.00 on a double garage with ensuite and loft. Pick your budget first and…

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jimm¥
Aug 10, 2006 4:56 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
11 August 2006

Primeline Hardiplank weather vs wood weatherboards

Primeline Hardiplank weather vs wood weatherboards

Weathertex plus R1.5 sarking is about R1.7. I'm not sure about fibre-cement but I imagine it to be about the same. A 300mm cover x 3660mm Weathertex board weighs approx.…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 11, 2006 9:47 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
12 August 2006

Damaged Floor Boards

Damaged Floor Boards

There is not too much you can do to the floor short of a sand and refinish. At most you can mop on a floor polish/wax to freshen it up in the short term for sale. Are…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 12, 2006 9:32 pm
Dukekamaya
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


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