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joannek
joannek
11 August 2014

Glass balcony facade a good idea????

Glass balcony facade a good idea????

I don't know what the usual material is for wire balustrade but our last one rusted. I was wondering if marine grade stainless steel would be an option.

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joannek
Aug 11, 2014 2:31 pm
qebtel
qebtel
11 August 2014

Extension Cost Per Square Metre - are builders serious!

Extension Cost Per Square Metre - are builders serious!

its hard to see why a builder wants $2500m2 to do basic extension when you can get a basic/budget house for less than $1000m2 if you only…

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qebtel
Aug 11, 2014 11:51 am
d@n
d@n
10 August 2014

Design Help - Exterior Colour Scheme

Design Help - Exterior Colour Scheme

It's personal choice but for me,…

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d@n
Aug 10, 2014 4:03 pm
insider
insider
10 August 2014

Garage Wall Cracking - Builders responsibility?

Garage Wall Cracking - Builders responsibility?

Costs can vary but anywhere between $600 -$1200 at a guess but it should include 1 to 2 boreholes,footing probe, moisture samples and floor levels or brickwork levels.what…

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insider
Aug 10, 2014 9:31 am

We were in the same situation as you. We weren't concerned about blocking heat, we wanted privacy during the day but to retain as much view as possible. I did heaps of…

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snufl
Aug 09, 2014 11:16 pm
ericdog
ericdog
9 August 2014

HIA Perth Home show this week

HIA Perth Home show this week

My Partner and I did go to HIA Perth Home show Friday 8th August. After getting tickets online for $10 ($12 at Door) - we were expecting a huge home show. Exhibitor +…

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ericdog
Aug 09, 2014 7:30 pm
nrh157
nrh157
8 August 2014

HELP WITH LAND CONTRACT

HELP WITH LAND CONTRACT

But also keep in mind if you do exit from your current contract, you may need to pay a higher price for your next block.

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nrh157
Aug 08, 2014 4:24 pm
nrh157
Dr House
Dr House
8 August 2014

Compensation from builder for delays??

Compensation from builder for delays??

I am curious, who are you guys building with? I am building with the volume builder (psss... Plantation Homes AKA Henley) and we are almost finished after less than a…

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Dr House
Aug 08, 2014 2:41 am
Dr House
liquidtransition
liquidtransition
6 August 2014

Underfloor heating - actuallys heat the room? or Nobo? Help!

Underfloor heating - actuallys heat the room? or Nobo? Help!

Hi Carocaro, If you're considering heating for a 5 sqm room, my suggestion would be go with an electric floor heating mat. Underfloor heating in general is always the…

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liquidtransition
Aug 07, 2014 12:07 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
6 August 2014

Hammock Hooks in Brick in Western Australia

Hammock Hooks in Brick in Western Australia

Hi Ollie you're welcome LOL,My son has just returned from a medical study trip from Mexico City with a hammock. Now even though I built the wall that he wants to hang it…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 06, 2014 10:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy
qebtel
qebtel
4 August 2014

Issues to be aware of after tree impact???

Issues to be aware of after tree impact???

When the insurance assessor comes, ask him for his credentials. If he isnt a qualified structural engineer,and they arent going to get one in subsequently, that's your…

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qebtel
Aug 04, 2014 3:24 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 August 2014

Concrete Structures

Concrete Structures

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a precast concrete wall structure as opposed to other methods of constructing a multi-storey…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 04, 2014 2:50 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaviscon Girl
Gaviscon Girl
4 August 2014

Beacon Lighting App

Beacon Lighting App

I *knew* up/down exterior lights wouldn't look right on our new house! Now I have proof. :)

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Gaviscon Girl
Aug 04, 2014 6:48 am
Gaviscon Girl
jimmild
jimmild
4 August 2014

Need suggestions on Concrete Patios

Need suggestions on Concrete Patios

Getting it installed, new concrete patios on my front yard. Already hired a professional company called http://rocklinconcrete.com/ Basically i am looking for some ideas,…

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jimmild
Aug 04, 2014 2:35 am
devruben
devruben
3 August 2014

How to purchase Laminex products ?

How to purchase Laminex products ?

Hi, I am thinking about remodeling my kitchen and I am just doing some research on the products and associated processes. I am interested in a Laminex for my benchtop. I…

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devruben
Aug 03, 2014 11:55 pm
bpratt
bpratt
3 August 2014

Frozen water pipes in new home

Frozen water pipes in new home

I dare say the hot is not flowing because there's no cold water to push the hot from the hot water tank. ;) Is it possible to see what the other houses on stumps in your…

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bpratt
Aug 03, 2014 2:50 pm
kats_meow
kats_meow
2 August 2014

Asset protection during building works

Asset protection during building works

When we renovated (Vic) we had to pay money to the local council as an asset protection bond. We could not get the money back until council officers were satisfied that…

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kats_meow
Aug 02, 2014 9:41 am
AKB
AKB
31 July 2014

Please help I've forgotten my password!

Please help I've forgotten my password!

Hi Trees Have you tried this as you are already logged in? User control panel - profile - edit account settings - edit password

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AKB
Jul 31, 2014 10:56 pm
AKB
Aimef
Aimef
31 July 2014

Sloping Block - Melb. builder recommendations appreciated

Sloping Block - Melb. builder recommendations appreciated

Yes, not a project builder, but it's heavily customised to suit the block.Sloping blocks aren't an issue for them. It's being built on strip footings.

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Aimef
Jul 31, 2014 7:17 pm
lucascooper
lucascooper
31 July 2014

Has anyone built with Property Planet?

Has anyone built with Property Planet?

Good people. Limited selections options. Very quick construction. Very happy.

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lucascooper
Jul 31, 2014 7:05 pm
mgilla
mgilla
31 July 2014

Fence replaced, palings not vertical

Fence replaced, palings not vertical

The posts being half notched is not an issue, in fact its been a standard for some time to not notch them at all. The thought being water can sit in the notch and rot the post out.

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mgilla
Jul 31, 2014 5:51 pm
Gaviscon Girl
Gaviscon Girl
30 July 2014

Neighbour's Garage on Boundary - Fence Question

Neighbour's Garage on Boundary - Fence Question
1, 2

I found this months ago, but I can't remember how I got it. Boundary Fences Under…

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Gaviscon Girl
Jul 30, 2014 7:25 pm
Gaviscon Girl
alanabanana
alanabanana
30 July 2014

Spring Farm coal seam gas

Spring Farm coal seam gas

Thanks again for that information, hope all goes well with your build!

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alanabanana
Jul 30, 2014 5:30 pm
suspct
suspct
30 July 2014

Anyone used Deco Wood Windows? (wood look aluminum windows)

Anyone used Deco Wood Windows? (wood look aluminum windows)

Anyone used these and have pictures or live in Brisbane and know where some are may display homes that we can drive by for a look in a real world application?

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suspct
Jul 30, 2014 3:35 pm
AudreyGreenwood
AudreyGreenwood
30 July 2014

Telstra t box?

Telstra t box?

It is a great thing that I stumbled upon this forum. I have been stranded in a similar dilemma ever since we moved to our new place. I guess we have to really sit down and…

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AudreyGreenwood
Jul 30, 2014 2:53 pm
AudreyGreenwood
deluxes
deluxes
30 July 2014

Shed Contents Insurance

Shed Contents Insurance

Some will do contents in storage, but must be designated storage facility, not just a shed on an existing property where you aren't currently residing.

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deluxes
Jul 30, 2014 2:40 pm
deluxes
Crazyk
Crazyk
29 July 2014

Buried oil tank found on so called Vacant Building Block

Buried oil tank found on so called Vacant Building Block

I think your just going to have to cop it. With us we were demolishing our house when like chippy the neighbour stuck his head over the fence and said, oh there used to be…

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Crazyk
Jul 29, 2014 9:40 pm
Crazyk
Althom
Althom
29 July 2014

Stale smell coming from soakwells

Stale smell coming from soakwells

we have a considerable amount of standing water in the scrub between us and Nicholson Road. It's supposed to be a swale that drains to a POS and then drains away but the…

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Althom
Jul 29, 2014 5:18 pm
Althom
jul33m1
jul33m1
28 July 2014

Another theater questions sorry

Another theater questions sorry

Thanks bpratt and AussieMark, I told my husband and he's going to call our builder and have it changed to a solid door,this forums great for picking up things you…

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jul33m1
Jul 28, 2014 7:59 pm
1sthomebuyer
1sthomebuyer
28 July 2014

Land prices in Heartlands

Land prices in Heartlands

Hi, I am a newly registered user here as I am considering purchasing a land at Heartlands estate and would like to hear from fellow new members who purchased a land…

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1sthomebuyer
Jul 28, 2014 2:24 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 July 2014

Wet area flooring ?

Wet area flooring ?

In the bathrooms and laundry etc you should have good fall to all the floor wastes. At least 20mm for average sized bathrooms. Another reason why we used to step down the…

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Stewie D
Jul 26, 2014 3:06 pm
TomCat
TomCat
26 July 2014

Must watch lol

Must watch lol

Ha ha hope that wasn't any of you're or my rellies in the lawn mowing scene :shock:

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TomCat
Jul 26, 2014 1:57 pm
TomCat
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Wandin Valley
Jul 26, 2014 7:18 am
Wandin Valley
nadine62
nadine62
25 July 2014

Changing colour of trim on a brick home

Changing colour of trim on a brick home

We on a 12 year old orange/cream brick pioneer project home & would like to modernise by changing trim colours & maybe the door . Any suggestions on colours

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nadine62
Jul 25, 2014 4:32 pm
nadine62
Ponzu
Ponzu
25 July 2014

Loan approval problem...please help

Loan approval problem...please help

out of curiosiy, did you read the original thread that everyone responded to your initial scenario? As Deluxes said, call the bank and ask them. But you will likley get…

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Ponzu
Jul 25, 2014 2:30 pm
aza0
aza0
24 July 2014

Building an Extension in Adelaide. Ideas please??

Building an Extension in Adelaide. Ideas please??

Just seen this^. My Mum done a double brick extension with this guy in semaphore, he did a great job it's a few years old now and there have been no problems with it at all.

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aza0
Jul 24, 2014 11:07 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
24 July 2014

Block condition after demolition

Block condition after demolition

Gee that's quite boggy! No mine is not like that at all. But the soil is very sticky when wet.

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Crazyk
Jul 24, 2014 10:42 pm
Crazyk
staceyd
staceyd
24 July 2014

Builder penalties

Builder penalties

I'm in Vic, but consumer affairs here told me to start counting the build time (230 days or whatever it was in my contract) from that day whether they actually started on…

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staceyd
Jul 24, 2014 4:23 pm
mat_from_newport
mat_from_newport
24 July 2014

Soundproofing a second storey floor - rubber matting?

Soundproofing a second storey floor - rubber matting?

Thank Stewie, yes that 'Serentiy Mat' was the sort of idea what I was thinking of (probably with underlay/carpet in the bedrooms).

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mat_from_newport
Jul 24, 2014 1:40 pm
Tbags
Tbags
23 July 2014

Fence not on boundary

Fence not on boundary

This happens more than people think....the 'nicest' way neighbours deal with it is; the point of where the post meets the fence paling should be the boundary. There is no…

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Tbags
Jul 23, 2014 8:26 pm
Tbags
Keffufal
Keffufal
23 July 2014

Natural Paint Brands?

Natural Paint Brands?

I would love to hear whether you were happy with your Livos paints, as I also would like to use natural paints for my interiors and would live to hear any recomendations :)

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Keffufal
Jul 23, 2014 4:20 pm
Keffufal
Joefish2
Joefish2
21 July 2014

Garage shelving/storage ideas

Garage shelving/storage ideas

Thanks Edward , I'm thinking of making something similar and using the boxes also , do u have any pics ?

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Joefish2
Jul 21, 2014 11:07 pm
RedHotMike
RedHotMike
21 July 2014

Stone bench top question

Stone bench top question

They are usually made off site when the bench tops are cut at the manufacturer. Is it possible to provide the tap you like and ask the builder to get the company to cut…

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RedHotMike
Jul 21, 2014 10:12 pm


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