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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??
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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
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: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
dreambuilder
dreambuilder
1 June 2007

Ballpark extension costs

Ballpark extension costs

I think you should still ask for a professional advice. That would be a smart move. …

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dreambuilder
Jun 01, 2007 12:45 pm
ahuang
ahuang
1 June 2007

Is it compulsory to start construction within certain time?

Is it compulsory to start construction within certain time?

Be careful, you also have to consider council approval process as well. 1. From council side, normally there's an expiry date. For our council it's 5 years. After that…

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ahuang
Jun 01, 2007 1:55 pm
ahuang
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
3 June 2007

Building expo - Sydney

Building expo - Sydney

Hi Casa - no - I was interested in going to http://www.grex.com.au/ - the Green & Renewable Energy Expo - but have come down wiht a cold :? Looked like some good…

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stonecutter1309
Jun 03, 2007 11:36 am
stonecutter1309
pasey25
pasey25
3 June 2007

Building expo - Melbourne

Building expo - Melbourne

yep, i went yesterday. it was ok, no-where near as much stuff as the home show earlier in the year. we still managed to see a few things that interested us.

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pasey25
Jun 03, 2007 12:18 pm
pasey25
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
4 June 2007

Eco Living Expo Adelaide - 2nd & 3rd June 2007

Eco Living Expo Adelaide - 2nd & 3rd June 2007

Hey Mat I found some great stuff at the show. :wink: First up they have some stuff called "timbercrete" Basically concrete blocks made of sawdust and concrete that are 2/3…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 04, 2007 7:08 pm
Yak_Chat
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
4 June 2007

"Development" ... Who should advise us?

"Development" ... Who should advise us?

Thanks heaps Steve, I'll follow up. We definitely want one of these types of documents, in addition to all pre-building-phase legal stuff. We're looking for a suitably…

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Elizabeth
Jun 04, 2007 7:16 pm
commodorenut
commodorenut
4 June 2007

Underground powerlines- single or 3 phase?

Underground powerlines- single or 3 phase?

A mate of mine has 3 phase in his meter box, but only a single phase A/C unit. He got a sparky to wire up his A/V room to one phase on it's own, and spread the house,…

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commodorenut
Jun 04, 2007 9:08 pm
commodorenut
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
6 June 2007

Sand Pit

Sand Pit

How about (or Hoo aboot -as my 5yo would say) filling it with those plastic balls instead of sand? You know the sort that you find a play centres. It seems such a waste to…

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3timesbuilda
Jun 06, 2007 10:29 am
3timesbuilda
ahuang
ahuang
6 June 2007

Counter Line means .... ??

Counter Line means .... ??

Might also want to have a chat with council. Builder can put in any design, but it's council (and your neighbours...) who approves it. Make sure the builder has…

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ahuang
Jun 06, 2007 4:30 pm
ahuang
gg23
gg23
7 June 2007

2nd Hand Timber for sub floor

2nd Hand Timber for sub floor

hello, Wondering if any one can advise on the rules relating to the use of 2nd hand timber for sub floor frame supported by concrete stumps. I am required to use: 95 x…

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gg23
Jun 07, 2007 2:45 pm
kanchi7880
kanchi7880
10 June 2007

Site Preparation Cost for Sloppy Block & Suggestions

Site Preparation Cost for Sloppy Block & Suggestions

Kanchi, ask your prospective neighbours!! Knock on the door and ask the question of them....they might tell you?? As for my progress click…

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kanchi7880
Jun 10, 2007 1:36 pm
Arc
Arc
11 June 2007

How good are National Homes?

How good are National Homes?

I was looking at National Homes a while back, but aside from another salesman who used to work with them giving me a few things to look out for, a friend at work recently…

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Arc
Jun 11, 2007 1:46 am
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royalblue
Jun 12, 2007 1:42 am
Rod1949
Rod1949
12 June 2007

Perth/WA People - Giveaway Gyprock sheets

Perth/WA People - Giveaway Gyprock sheets

I have 3/3000 x 1200 sheets of Gyprock (left overs) to give away. They are at my house in the Morley area. If you want them the reply via this thread.

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Rod1949
Jun 12, 2007 10:48 am
Simple
Simple
13 June 2007

How happy are you with your builder??

How happy are you with your builder??

Yes M3tricon take far too long, It's taken approx. 19 months since paying initial deposit - 12 months since signing the…

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Simple
Jun 13, 2007 1:42 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 June 2007

Opinions on "Good Constructions" in Melbourne

Opinions on "Good Constructions" in Melbourne

We used Extensions Unlimited 3 yars back and loved the service and the quality. http://www.extensionsunlimited.com.au

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mattwalker
Jun 14, 2007 12:37 pm
mattwalker
vpande
vpande
15 June 2007

Any drawback of having Driveway on side of the house

Any drawback of having Driveway on side of the house

Metrikon also has a couple of double storey homes with flexible driveway position. check with their sales person at Berwick. He would also be able to give a ball park…

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vpande
Jun 15, 2007 10:13 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
16 June 2007

Five minutes alone with them...that's all I want

Five minutes alone with them...that's all I want
1, 2

Just a pain for all involved really, and I can't help but think the costs of theft and vandalism must be passed on to us as consumers…

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mattwalker
Jun 16, 2007 11:15 am
mattwalker
AnnieK
AnnieK
18 June 2007

Designing A Home Office

Designing A Home Office

Many thanks guys - I have sent an email to our local Dial-A-Nerd now to try and get as much info as possible on wiring and setting up for technology - I image that would…

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AnnieK
Jun 18, 2007 5:25 pm
AnnieK
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
19 June 2007

What I've been up to......

What I've been up to......

Thanks, I'm using the same ironbark for the decking out the back whilst I'm using a mixed aussie hardwood for the front decking. The front verandah is just treated pine…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 19, 2007 4:24 pm
Dukekamaya
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 June 2007

Borrowing to pay taxes...

Borrowing to pay taxes...

I agree Ed, Our only real protest is our vote - But sometimes, not even that is very useful !!! Because it might tell one party/person we do not like them, and the…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 19, 2007 7:15 pm
Yak_Chat
sneakersss
sneakersss
20 June 2007

2nd Crossover

2nd Crossover

In fact if it crosses any services (gas, elect, phone, water, stormwater etc) you are probably going to need to get a permit - my favourite…

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sneakersss
Jun 20, 2007 4:44 pm
sneakersss


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