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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 11:25 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 9:39 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 5:43 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 6:18 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 9:50 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 2:41 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 8:26 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 10:59 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 8:23 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 1:35 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 5:57 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 9:43 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 12:31 pm
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 6:06 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 7:11 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 10:39 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 10:33 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 12:40 pm
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 2:55 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 11:10 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 19, 2006 12:17 am
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 10:36 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 2:39 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 9:00 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 6:56 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 10:09 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 10:28 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 7:55 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 9:15 pm
Michelle
Theremin
Theremin
17 November 2006

Raising Queenslander which is already built under

Raising Queenslander which is already built under

I can't see how it would be possible to lift a house without demolishing the ceiling and most if not all of the walls. When our house was lifted they ran a few big beams…

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Theremin
Nov 17, 2006 5:24 pm
chidylan
chidylan
18 November 2006

Any experience with Henley Properties?

Any experience with Henley Properties?

how long after the initial deposit did you receive details of colour selections and tender documents etc?

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chidylan
Nov 18, 2006 2:26 pm
Michelle
Michelle
19 November 2006

Installation Guide for Bamboo Flooring

Installation Guide for Bamboo Flooring

Very good Tim, we have a few interested people in here after Bamboo flooring. :)

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Michelle
Nov 19, 2006 11:17 am
Michelle
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
19 November 2006

Plastering a brick wall

Plastering a brick wall

You don't need to plaster over the render, you can just paint it. IF you wanted a 'gyprock' finish, you could have just battened the wall and gyprocked it.

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Dukekamaya
Nov 19, 2006 6:12 pm
Dukekamaya
issitoq
issitoq
29 November 2006

Comments on kit home companies sought

Comments on kit home companies sought

I won't expand too much, suffice to say that a lot of tradespeople will try to do the least work in the quickest time for the most money. Some may say "whats wrong with…

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issitoq
Nov 29, 2006 8:03 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
30 November 2006

Making a new house 'Kid Safe'

Making a new house 'Kid Safe'

Thank you all for your comments. Lots of great ideas. The kitchen certainly does sound like a key danger area! Looking at those gates they seem to only be a certain…

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BestBuilder
Nov 30, 2006 10:59 am
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
30 November 2006

Is bad service a sign a builder might be in trouble?

Is bad service a sign a builder might be in trouble?

When companies close and get taken over it seems a common story that the service is terrible. Usually it starts because the original company is in trouble, cost…

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BestBuilder
Nov 30, 2006 11:01 am
BestBuilder
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
13 December 2006

Sagging floor less than 1/2 inch in 6 feet

Sagging floor less than 1/2 inch in 6 feet

Yeah I waterproofed the whole room before laying the screed - it even passed the council stage inspection with flying colours :D

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Dukekamaya
Dec 13, 2006 12:22 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
19 December 2006

NeilD…..Good luck on Monday!!!!

NeilD…..Good luck on Monday!!!!

Take a positive Neil, sit back and relax and enjoy xmas. It gives you a chance to go over things in your head - you may even think of new things or better ways to attack jobs

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Dukekamaya
Dec 19, 2006 7:43 am
Dukekamaya
Michelle
Michelle
22 December 2006

Merry Christmas and thanks for the advice

Merry Christmas and thanks for the advice

Merry Christmas Amber, NeilD, and all. Be safe, merry and enjoy the time with your families. I look forward to hearing from you all in the New Year!!

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Michelle
Dec 22, 2006 4:56 pm
Michelle
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Michelle
Dec 26, 2006 12:35 pm
Michelle
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
27 December 2006

Decking over concrete

Decking over concrete

complete waste of time and money - just lay some weed matting.

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Dukekamaya
Dec 27, 2006 7:59 am
Dukekamaya
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
28 December 2006

Why don't alot of new houses have eaves??

Why don't alot of new houses have eaves??

Our house we chose did not have eaves, it cost us over $3000 to add them. 3timesbuilda

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3timesbuilda
Dec 28, 2006 2:11 pm
3timesbuilda
Yamster
Yamster
29 December 2006

Chin-Up Bar

Chin-Up Bar

addy, i got a chin up bar for a birthday present. it includes 2 circular brackets and an adjustable bar. i fitted it across a narrow hallway and i can't help but jump up…

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Yamster
Dec 29, 2006 10:58 am
Yamster
NeilD
NeilD
29 December 2006

Re-positioning water meter?

Re-positioning water meter?

You're spot on. Get the plumber first and he'll give you all the details re permits etc. If he's on the ball he might even save you the trouble and arrange all the permits…

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NeilD
Dec 29, 2006 10:17 pm
graham_w
graham_w
31 December 2006

Minimum distance from deck floor to roof ?

Minimum distance from deck floor to roof ?

Thanks for the responses .. i'll look into it a bit further.

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graham_w
Dec 31, 2006 12:21 pm
davet
davet
1 January 2007

custom branding irons for your work

custom branding irons for your work

G'day, i run a cnc router on the weekends as a bit of a hobby making unique woodwork, but recently ive had a bit of intrestst in branding irons so i have started to make…

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davet
Jan 01, 2007 7:15 pm


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