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vpande
vpande
20 January 2007

pergola/deck addtion?

pergola/deck addtion?

many thanks for the feedback. we are much wiser now thanks vp

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vpande
Jan 20, 2007 7:33 am
ausdesign
ausdesign
23 January 2007

Finding a common house plan

Finding a common house plan

I don't know of any online resources that would help but if you send me a sketch of the floorplan with approx measurements & an image of the exterior I can look through…

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ausdesign
Jan 23, 2007 6:48 am
ausdesign
ausdesign
ausdesign
23 January 2007

Building rooms underneath a post war weatherboard house.

Building rooms underneath a post war weatherboard house.

A ceiling can go down to I think 1500 in a situation like an attic, but if it is a habitable room has to average 2400. A kitchen, bathroom, toilet, airlock, hallway etc 2100

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ausdesign
Jan 23, 2007 12:37 pm
ausdesign
calmar
calmar
24 January 2007

Rough costs for stumping on steeply sloping block?

Rough costs for stumping on steeply sloping block?

Hi All, I have been looking for information from this forum, there has been some very useful advice but unfortunately nothing that relates exactly to the problem that I…

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calmar
Jan 23, 2007 11:03 pm
col_s
col_s
24 January 2007

Garage Conversions, great idea or false economy?

Garage Conversions, great idea or false economy?

Thanks, (the house is 5.5 years old. The photo was old). Your opinions are much what I was starting to think. The mods would be great personally but expensive,…

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col_s
Jan 24, 2007 9:29 am
Michelle
Michelle
24 January 2007

Outside laundry v smaller kitchen

Outside laundry v smaller kitchen

That’s good clairebbbear, glade to help!! Clever sorting of cupboards and getting rid of clutter with eliminate the need for a large kitchen. Hope it all works out…

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Michelle
Jan 24, 2007 6:01 pm
Michelle
ausdesign
ausdesign
27 January 2007

Ceiling height regulations

Ceiling height regulations

2400mm ceiling height 1980mm doorways - from memory.

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ausdesign
Jan 27, 2007 8:11 am
ausdesign
clueless
clueless
27 January 2007

bearer and joists or fill?

bearer and joists or fill?

Thank you for both of your replies. We had a builder from Cavalier Homes today visit our block and he said that having to build up would roughly add on an extra 15k to a…

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clueless
Jan 27, 2007 7:48 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
28 January 2007

How do I save $$ on a new building project.

How do I save $$ on a new building project.

Hi KingLeo Who is your builder? Mainstream of small builder? Often its a case of going without - as bunoluvas said. Go without flooring, go without painting, go…

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BestBuilder
Jan 28, 2007 11:17 am
BestBuilder
Aaron31
Aaron31
28 January 2007

Bricklaying Sand.

Bricklaying Sand.

Hi all, I have seen White Bricklaying Sand which I would like to use to get a better mortar match for the existing work. Are there any issues in using this sand…

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Aaron31
Jan 28, 2007 4:50 pm
Michelle
Michelle
29 January 2007

Want to add 2 bedrooms to 14yo Allworth home

Want to add 2 bedrooms to 14yo Allworth home

No door!!! It defeats the effect of the breeze way. (Funny, now I am imagining a little timber platform with steps from all four sides where you would walk…

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Michelle
Jan 29, 2007 9:37 pm
Michelle
ellony
ellony
3 February 2007

Should we raise the house?

Should we raise the house?

Thanks Rod, yes I am pretty sure at least one of our neighbours did their buiding in all legal with approval etc. I'll ask them though to make sure, and double check with…

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ellony
Feb 03, 2007 6:33 pm
sandii
sandii
4 February 2007

Problems With Building Company

Problems With Building Company

Hi, I just wanted to add a postscript to my earlier entry... after a curt letter threatening to pull out of the whole deal, we rescheduled a meeting and ran through all of…

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sandii
Feb 04, 2007 8:20 pm
il-Primo
il-Primo
6 February 2007

Rubbish dumped on vacant land, what action can be taken?

Rubbish dumped on vacant land, what action can be taken?

I have had the same problem; rubbish/debris dumped on my vacant land. My nextdoor neighbour and the one opposite me were building at the same time. It was hard to keep an…

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il-Primo
Feb 06, 2007 11:14 am
caza
caza
6 February 2007

thinking of an extension?

thinking of an extension?

Hi, I'm wondering if I can get some advice. We are thinking about the possibility of renovating but have no idea how much it might cost. All I'm really wondering is a…

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caza
Feb 06, 2007 7:40 pm
windowexpert
windowexpert
7 February 2007

glass company in canberra

glass company in canberra

It is wise too use 4mm for that size of glass :idea: 8)

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windowexpert
Feb 07, 2007 11:47 am
windowexpert
windowexpert
7 February 2007

Security Doors

Security Doors

Do they have a web-site ?

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windowexpert
Feb 07, 2007 6:17 pm
aaurora
aaurora
8 February 2007

Your opinions on this please (brickwork)

Your opinions on this please (brickwork)
1, 2

Noddy, those are awful!! I can only hope the same thing doesn't happen to me! Scoffy, I am very interested in how this will turn out for you, please keep us up to date!

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aaurora
Feb 08, 2007 6:40 am
aaurora
Rod1949
Rod1949
9 February 2007

Problems with a demolition company (Perth WA)

Problems with a demolition company (Perth WA)

You haven't really clarified if the rubbish is yours or the neibhours or was it placed there before or after the demolition. I showed up for my demolition cause I…

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Rod1949
Feb 09, 2007 3:30 pm
Theborg
Theborg
9 February 2007

Brass Hinges - Timber Toilet Seat

Brass Hinges - Timber Toilet Seat

I have not tried this firm in Northcote. Thanks for the tip Peter I will definately pay them a visit. Many thanks. :lol:

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Theborg
Feb 09, 2007 6:02 pm
Casa
Casa
10 February 2007

Real estate blunder?

Real estate blunder?

Third time lucky. It appears that for security reasons you cannot go directly to the link, so do the following: 1) Go to www.land.vic.gov.au 2) Click "Titles, Plans &…

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Casa
Feb 10, 2007 10:31 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
12 February 2007

soil testing

soil testing

To determine at what depth there is sufficient strength to support the foundations of your home.

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ausdesign
Feb 12, 2007 2:38 pm
ausdesign
cjreeves8
cjreeves8
13 February 2007

Do I have to move out to raise house?

Do I have to move out to raise house?

Hello, still bubbling with excitement after buying our first house. :D Just curious, if we move straight in, when we raise in the next year or two will we have to move our…

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cjreeves8
Feb 13, 2007 8:25 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
17 February 2007

Help please - problems with building permit.

Help please - problems with building permit.

Laurin you need to sit down with a solicitor with knowledge in this field and get everything sorted out. The only way I can see is if the title is signed over to you &…

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ausdesign
Feb 17, 2007 4:15 pm
ausdesign
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
18 February 2007

Concerns on foundation during drought

Concerns on foundation during drought

Just thinking about it logically (although I'm probably wrong!) you would think that a foundation laid during a dry period would move less than one laid when the ground is…

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First_Timer_Ray
Feb 18, 2007 7:54 am
First_Timer_Ray
Adrian B
Adrian B
18 February 2007

Fenceing and crossover prices in Melb

Fenceing and crossover prices in Melb

Hello, You migfht need to be a little more specific regarding sizes of the crossover. As for the fencing, you need to consider any damage the builders may do. Adrian B

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Adrian B
Feb 18, 2007 9:52 am
Adrian B
Goldenearthgirl
Goldenearthgirl
18 February 2007

HIA

HIA

I found out the only criteria our shonky kitchen builder required was to pay his subscription and he was a member. The Cabinet Makers Assn also ducked for cover when we…

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Goldenearthgirl
Feb 18, 2007 12:32 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
19 February 2007

When does a deck become a deck?

When does a deck become a deck?

I would doublecheck this as I…

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Adrian B
Feb 19, 2007 10:52 am
Adrian B
ausdesign
ausdesign
19 February 2007

More on Legal height

More on Legal height

Kitchens & Bathrooms are classed as non habitable rooms & as such can have ceiling heights down to 2100mm

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ausdesign
Feb 19, 2007 7:32 pm
ausdesign
Lotte
Lotte
22 February 2007

New roof - Tie Downs?!!!

New roof - Tie Downs?!!!

Thanks heaps for that. You're very informative. Much appreciated. Cheers, LH

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Lotte
Feb 22, 2007 7:55 am
Rod1949
Rod1949
22 February 2007

Coloured Silicon Sealants

Coloured Silicon Sealants

In case you didn't know this mob produces a range of 28 coloured silicons; http://www.robertsdesigns.com.au/ I have a requirement to match colourbond Deep Ocean Blue.…

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Rod1949
Feb 22, 2007 9:35 am
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
23 February 2007

Has anyone used a lawyer?

Has anyone used a lawyer?

Don't forget the simple rule of BBB - Beware of Barrister Bullshit!! That is going on my list of best TLA's:) 3xb

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3timesbuilda
Feb 23, 2007 11:55 am
3timesbuilda
Kim81
Kim81
24 February 2007

Cost for first home buyers...

Cost for first home buyers...

Hi (and this is my first post on this forum after lurking for a while, so g'day all!), We bought our first house last year in sunny ol' Townsville, North Queensland.…

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Kim81
Feb 23, 2007 11:53 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
26 February 2007

Painting a new house

Painting a new house

Hmmm, not sure about the cracks - is that for a solid brick home or with a frame, or doesn't it matter? I do believe that builders will come back after a certain time…

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First_Timer_Ray
Feb 26, 2007 6:52 am
First_Timer_Ray
Lotte
Lotte
26 February 2007

House Plans

House Plans

Council should hold onto the plans for 10 years. After that, I'm pretty sure they are discarded. Shouldn't be a problem to get them from Council - check their website.

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Lotte
Feb 26, 2007 2:46 pm
Michelle
Michelle
26 February 2007

Being charged for postponing carpet laying

Being charged for postponing carpet laying

Hi Casa, Thanks so much for the complement!!!! It truly sounds like the carpet supplier got stung by the laying contractor for the days work missed. MOST layers…

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Michelle
Feb 26, 2007 7:35 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
27 February 2007

Renovation advice for a real greenhorn

Renovation advice for a real greenhorn

OK….I was looking for this post last night and couldn’t find it!!! But it looks like everyone may have beaten me to it!!!! :lol:

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Michelle
Feb 27, 2007 2:33 pm
Michelle
Adrian B
Adrian B
28 February 2007

Building company feedback

Building company feedback

SPEAKING AS A MODERATOR OF THIS SITE I will make contact with the owner of this site and seek clarification for all concerned. Please also note that when you create…

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Adrian B
Feb 28, 2007 10:44 am
Adrian B
althebuilder
althebuilder
1 March 2007

Making a water level

Making a water level

Thanks Terry and Casa I have the idea now. It was as I expeced. My wife has slightly vision impaired, so I'll set up a mark for her to mark by and ways to hang it up…

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althebuilder
Mar 01, 2007 12:12 pm
windsor
windsor
3 March 2007

Missing insulation

Missing insulation

If I purchased a newly built house in Victoria that stats its 5 star on the energy report, and its stated at that the council and on there plans and building plans…

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windsor
Mar 03, 2007 10:10 am
mercersio
mercersio
3 March 2007

Removing join strips on a fibro house

Removing join strips on a fibro house

I recently bought a fibro house which I'm thinking of painting to freshen it up. I was wondering if there is any way to remove the traditional…

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mercersio
Mar 03, 2007 2:57 pm
mercersio
epiphany
epiphany
4 March 2007

Letterboxes/Mailboxes

Letterboxes/Mailboxes

I saw a cool one when I was out walking today. It had been made from a car exhaust.

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epiphany
Mar 04, 2007 12:23 am
epiphany
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
4 March 2007

Westminster Homes

Westminster Homes

Hi there Have had them in the BB register for a while but no reviews. Perhaps they are still quite new (given 2005 registration) and so not many people have built with…

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BestBuilder
Mar 04, 2007 11:43 am
BestBuilder
ausdesign
ausdesign
7 March 2007

Weep Holes on Neighbors House

Weep Holes on Neighbors House

Yes . . if it meets local government requirements & height & length reg's.

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ausdesign
Mar 07, 2007 10:40 am
ausdesign
vanderlay
vanderlay
7 March 2007

^Help

^Help

Hi - Dont have too many answers for you. I know they have to provide access for an inspection arranged by you. As far as the responding to issues raised I would presume…

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vanderlay
Mar 07, 2007 11:03 am
vanderlay
althebuilder
althebuilder
7 March 2007

Water Lift

Water Lift

Hi My wife and I are in the process of designing a major extension to our two bedroom highset house on the southside of Brisbane. This house will take us into our…

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althebuilder
Mar 07, 2007 3:54 pm
kasiakm
kasiakm
7 March 2007

Builders not completing tasks after settlement

Builders not completing tasks after settlement

Hi, on the day of handover we went through the house and mark the things they need to fix. The building supervisor put this in writing and they fixed that within 12…

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kasiakm
Mar 07, 2007 9:50 pm
kevin
kevin
8 March 2007

Land developer selling my land???

Land developer selling my land???

Thanks for the comments all. I just got a email reply from the land developer yesterday. The person says that it is an old example just to give an estimate of the size…

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kevin
Mar 08, 2007 9:12 pm
windsor
windsor
14 March 2007

Purchasing 5 star house, has no insulation in walls as plans

Purchasing 5 star house, has no insulation in walls as plans

Windsor, as this this is a complex matter, I made the suggestion that legal advice be sought. Quite reasonable I thought. If you already know all…

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windsor
Mar 14, 2007 11:45 am


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