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Joker
Joker
17 September 2014

Carpentry and Walk-In Wardrobe: Advice

Carpentry and Walk-In Wardrobe: Advice

Good chippy can easily do this and much cheaper, ours did and looks great.

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Joker
Sep 17, 2014 2:28 pm
richo1234
richo1234
16 September 2014

Stages of Building

Stages of Building

most staging slab frame lockup fix final

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richo1234
Sep 16, 2014 4:20 pm
richo1234
Handy007
Handy007
15 September 2014

Photos

Photos

Generally the copyright owner will be the person taking the photographs unless they sign over their rights.....

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Handy007
Sep 15, 2014 8:55 pm
thehuntbegins
thehuntbegins
15 September 2014

Urgent : Water Leak Advise

Urgent : Water Leak Advise

We have engaged Council and Sydney water and this is update from Council : --- Council has been investigated the water running through the kerb outlet and identified that…

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thehuntbegins
Sep 15, 2014 3:04 pm
qebtel
qebtel
15 September 2014

How many years back can Council's compliance go?

How many years back can Council's compliance go?

My next door neighbour has now taken it upon herself to payback all those who did submissions to her DA (mostly asking that the design be…

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qebtel
Sep 15, 2014 2:36 pm
qebtel
qebtel
15 September 2014

Can anyone offer help?

Can anyone offer help?

Let sleeping dog lie. Dont be so bureaucratically subservient. Just make sure it is structurally sound so that it does not collapse on anyone, & all will be fine. the…

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qebtel
Sep 15, 2014 2:06 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
13 September 2014

Door or no door

Door or no door

Depends on the layout - can you post a plan/sketch of the floorplan? How the door removal changes possible routes through the house - well, that's much easier to see on a…

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dragonchild
Sep 13, 2014 6:34 pm
dragonchild
oncewerefurriers
oncewerefurriers
13 September 2014

Wallpaper woes

Wallpaper woes

Maybe there was a stuff up :( I had initially ordered two rolls at the one time, then decided to do another wall so ordered a third roll separately…

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oncewerefurriers
Sep 13, 2014 3:54 pm
B STAR
B STAR
12 September 2014

Owner Builder Bank Loan

Owner Builder Bank Loan

if you want to build you home as an owner maybe consider buying the land through the bank. Then using line of credit through your existing home to fund the build of the new house.

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B STAR
Sep 12, 2014 3:37 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 September 2014

AS3000 - Australian Wiring Rules

AS3000 - Australian Wiring Rules

Even more reason for homeowners to do their homework and be up to speed with the relevant regulations so that tradies and suppliers can't bullsh1t them regarding their…

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Stewie D
Sep 12, 2014 12:30 pm
Liliana
Liliana
12 September 2014

Is this a manhole access point?

Is this a manhole access point?

So why is there a non-standard feature ::wink:: in the corridor we didn't ask for?

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Liliana
Sep 12, 2014 8:16 am
BJ88
BJ88
12 September 2014

Anyone imported goods from china, jakarta, singapore, bali?

Anyone imported goods from china, jakarta, singapore, bali?

Unless you can see and sample the quality of the products yourself, don't bother. You can get varying quality from 0 to 10 and you got to find the right supplier…

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BJ88
Sep 12, 2014 12:05 am
BJ88
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 September 2014

HELP! Deciding whether to go with timber decking or tiles??

HELP! Deciding whether to go with timber decking or tiles??

Once you go over 1m high it then comes under the rules for the BCA as it is a falls risk - meaning handrail heights, baluster spacing, stairs etc all come into play. In…

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Stewie D
Sep 11, 2014 10:20 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 September 2014

Boundary survey shows neighbours are occupying our land

Boundary survey shows neighbours are occupying our land

Have a look around near the fence, the exact boundary peg should be a metal pin/peg which is flush with/in the ground and could easily be covered with…

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Stewie D
Sep 11, 2014 1:38 pm
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SaveH2O
Sep 11, 2014 1:17 am
SaveH2O
Marcia
Marcia
10 September 2014

Claiming for delays, more Q's added...

Claiming for delays, more Q's added...

I'd be asking them to fix. No amount of money they would agree to pay will compensate you for the hassle of sourcing your own trades, the annoyance of trying to get things…

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Marcia
Sep 10, 2014 9:02 pm
Marcia
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 September 2014

Opinion: Single or Double

Opinion: Single or Double

Single level homes are for old folk with hip/knee problems. ::wornout:: Jiminy, You're opening yourself up to some flame mail from some forum…

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Stewie D
Sep 10, 2014 2:03 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 September 2014

Structural drawings - how long should they take?

Structural drawings - how long should they take?

It shouldn't take any more than a month at most. It also depends on how busy they are, how big an engineering practice they are and funnily enough the time of year. From…

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Stewie D
Sep 08, 2014 8:45 am
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nectar
Sep 07, 2014 6:15 pm
JB1
JB1
6 September 2014

How much to plaster this?

How much to plaster this?

Get a couple more quotes. Should be much less than $2.5k. A days work, plus another half day to sand. Don't diy plaster if you haven't the experience. Will look pretty…

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JB1
Sep 06, 2014 2:53 am
qebtel
qebtel
5 September 2014

Loud banging noise at night

Loud banging noise at night

Has anyone come across a loud banging noise that occurs mostly at night and is loud enough to wake us up anywhere between 10-20 times a…

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qebtel
Sep 05, 2014 10:52 am
notremaison
notremaison
4 September 2014

Opticomm - Would you choose Telstra?

Opticomm - Would you choose Telstra?

Hi dav0j, we're Opticomm with Iinet as the Fibre provider. Very good support and I get 1Tb (500Gb Peak + 500Gb off peak) data. Never been close to maxing that out so…

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notremaison
Sep 04, 2014 2:44 pm
gypsydaze
gypsydaze
3 September 2014

Staining internal concrete floors (marble look??)

Staining internal concrete floors (marble look??)

Hi everyone :D I am new to this forum and new to owning/renovating an old miner's cottage (1850). One project - (of MANY more to come) - is to do something to about the…

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gypsydaze
Sep 03, 2014 11:24 pm
kavehman
kavehman
3 September 2014

Bowral brown or gertrudis brown bricks?

Bowral brown or gertrudis brown bricks?

Thank you so much for the info we have decided to go with Gertrudis Brown we have just finish going around looking at the bricks on homes and…

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kavehman
Sep 03, 2014 1:30 pm
qebtel
qebtel
3 September 2014

Newby Member advice

Newby Member advice

Ponzu's post is spot on . After that, your final stage is ...."trial and error". Good luck. and I hope youre living in Syd/Melb, as elsewhere where house prices are not…

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qebtel
Sep 03, 2014 12:55 pm
bpratt
bpratt
3 September 2014

Connecting services

Connecting services

That's pretty much it. Although it is usually your sparky that contacts your equivalent of Energex to do the actual connection, but up here you need to establish the…

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bpratt
Sep 03, 2014 9:10 am
myselfgaurav
myselfgaurav
2 September 2014

Bally Chohan Baljinder - Rental Change for 2 BHK in Sydney?

Bally Chohan Baljinder - Rental Change for 2 BHK in Sydney?

hi , this is baljinder chohan, what would be charge for rent in Sydney?

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myselfgaurav
Sep 02, 2014 10:02 pm
bashworth
bashworth
2 September 2014

What to bring when meeting draftsperson/architect?

What to bring when meeting draftsperson/architect?

As much information about your block as possible A budget Photos of houses you like. A list of must haves A list of one of nice to haves A list of things you want to avoid

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bashworth
Sep 02, 2014 6:09 pm
bashworth
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
2 September 2014

Draftsperson, northern suburbs Melbourne?

Draftsperson, northern suburbs Melbourne?

Not a single recommendation? Any drafties looking for a job want to PM me? Or perhaps if there's a structural engineer about that would like to do it? May require…

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Bluesuede
Sep 02, 2014 2:37 pm
Bluesuede
harrowgirl
harrowgirl
31 August 2014

Dumb waiter

Dumb waiter

If anyone's interested I have a dumbwaiter ready for installation. This is not the small "kit style" type that you tend to get these days, but a…

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harrowgirl
Aug 31, 2014 11:37 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
31 August 2014

The Sunday Mail HIA Home Show - Promotion Closed

The Sunday Mail HIA Home Show - Promotion Closed
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Our only disappointment- minor - was that there was NO outside furnishings - or none we could find - plenty of spas etc.

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Saint Mike
Aug 31, 2014 7:34 am
Saint Mike
kylie40
kylie40
30 August 2014

Solar Panels in BAL FZ

Solar Panels in BAL FZ

According to my bushfire consultant there are no restrictions on adding solar panels to roof in FZ - "But they should be mounted so that they do not allow for leaf litter…

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kylie40
Aug 30, 2014 8:08 pm
kylie40
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
30 August 2014

Soil test, site survey, engineering and working drawings?

Soil test, site survey, engineering and working drawings?

If it is for an investment rather than a forever house, why don't you go just a project builder? There are literally hundreds of plans for…

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Treeseachanger
Aug 30, 2014 6:36 pm
nectar
nectar
30 August 2014

Safety recall Infinity brand electrical cable

Safety recall Infinity brand electrical cable

We only use Parelli or Olex cables in our electrical jobs as the major wholesalers supply these so hopefully the builders contractors do the same.

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nectar
Aug 30, 2014 5:58 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
30 August 2014

House Relocation/ Haulage - Contract to protect us?

House Relocation/ Haulage - Contract to protect us?

We've spoken to a solicitor who kindly gave us a two page letter/contract he'd used previously. With his consultation we made a few changes and sent it off to the other…

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cat_dunc
Aug 30, 2014 3:23 pm
cat_dunc
BLw
BLw
30 August 2014

Paint colour suggestions for Jasper colorbond roof.

Paint colour suggestions for Jasper colorbond roof.

Hi, we are going to paint the exterior of our house, it is a hardiplank home and I am struggling to find a light brown colour to suit the Jasper colorbond roof. The window…

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BLw
Aug 30, 2014 11:07 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 August 2014

External timbre cladding

External timbre cladding

I think it depends on what look you are after too. I've seen a couple of houses clad with either WRC shiplap ( vertical boards ) or shingles that the owners had left raw…

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Stewie D
Aug 30, 2014 9:05 am
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Lunchtime
Aug 27, 2014 9:39 pm
insider
insider
27 August 2014

No 'Protection Notice' from demolition next door

No 'Protection Notice' from demolition next door

you could consider underpinning a section of the wall rather than completely demolishing the whole garage.It may work out cheaper, maybe even ask for access from the…

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insider
Aug 27, 2014 4:07 pm
qebtel
qebtel
27 August 2014

Accommodating for all with what we have

Accommodating for all with what we have

IF you live in Davoren Park, I'd escape entirely.

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qebtel
Aug 27, 2014 12:57 pm
qebtel
qebtel
27 August 2014

Requirements for a sufficient boundary fence in Victoria

Requirements for a sufficient boundary fence in Victoria

A lot of state fence legislation is vague on what constitutes "good condition" and so this is left up to the VCAT judge. But it will go like this…

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qebtel
Aug 27, 2014 12:49 pm
qebtel
qebtel
27 August 2014

outdoor strip drains

outdoor strip drains

Across the board you cannot make that guarantee. Bunnings are…

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qebtel
Aug 27, 2014 12:22 pm
bpratt
bpratt
26 August 2014

Please Help - Nail Guns

Please Help - Nail Guns

Personally I wouldn't use brads to secure fence pailings as they wont hold if the pailing bows or cups, so I dont think this would be suitable.…

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bpratt
Aug 26, 2014 7:23 pm
mrcpaule
mrcpaule
25 August 2014

Home addition

Home addition

Thanks again kats_meow! I found a contractor highly recommended by a friend and he too said I don’t need an architect to draw the plans. In fact, he said he will have…

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mrcpaule
Aug 25, 2014 6:39 pm
wakudoki
wakudoki
25 August 2014

Treating Rusted Door Frames

Treating Rusted Door Frames

Clean it up and post another picture. I'd probably hit it with a wire brush (on the end of a drill/dremel/grinder) and remove all the paint and rust first , then post…

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wakudoki
Aug 25, 2014 8:59 am
Beazley77
Beazley77
24 August 2014

Side or rear alfresco for 15m blocks?

Side or rear alfresco for 15m blocks?

I have a 15 X 30 block with the north side along the 30m side. Entrance from the west. At first I wanted my alfresco on the west side to soak up heaps of evening sun (I'm…

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Beazley77
Aug 24, 2014 8:24 pm
Beazley77
building-expert
building-expert
23 August 2014

Builder refusing to give us reports we paid for

Builder refusing to give us reports we paid for
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I agree with Save H20, the relationship is already fractured and the negatives are coming up. If it doesn't look good, if it does not smell good and doesn't feel good in…

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building-expert
Aug 23, 2014 7:35 pm
building-expert
jillybug
jillybug
23 August 2014

Small win - may be of interest

Small win - may be of interest

This is a great post! Well done to all parties concerned.

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jillybug
Aug 23, 2014 5:06 pm
jillybug
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
23 August 2014

Driveway dimensions & gate - how wide for 2 cars?

Driveway dimensions & gate - how wide for 2 cars?

A standard parking bay is typically 2.5m minimum so at least 5m, although 6m gives you more room to get out of the car without stepping on the…

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Saint Mike
Aug 23, 2014 7:21 am
Saint Mike
mgilla
mgilla
22 August 2014

Builders Warranty

Builders Warranty

That may be the case but it is still not covered under the structural warranty.

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mgilla
Aug 22, 2014 5:47 pm


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