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ddarroch
ddarroch
25 April 2014

No Gas, 4 choices. Which one

No Gas, 4 choices. Which one

If you're going electric for cooking, induction seems the way to go. Though still quite expensive I think.

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ddarroch
Apr 25, 2014 1:58 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 April 2014

Last chance inspection- who cares?

Last chance inspection- who cares?

Its a worry - our 12 month is VERY soon - and I still can't find too much. We're on sand and its always seemed a good build. I go around the house every day - looking up…

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Saint Mike
Apr 24, 2014 9:38 am
Saint Mike
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
24 April 2014

Attaching images to posts

Attaching images to posts

I go to bucket photos you upload to bucket photos then click on the photo you want to post you should get a page like…

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2-cupcakes-pls
Apr 24, 2014 9:05 am
2-cupcakes-pls
chrip
chrip
23 April 2014

Stackstone water feature - water splash

Stackstone water feature - water splash

SaveH20 - yes I've tried with a very low flow... problem is the flow increases because of gravity and the height of the wall. I don't really mind the splashing, what I do…

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chrip
Apr 23, 2014 1:11 pm
Team PD
Team PD
22 April 2014

Posrter Davis - Anzac Day Opening Hours

Posrter Davis - Anzac Day Opening Hours

Porter Davis displays that are normally open on a Friday will be open 1 – 5pm on April 25. We recommend before heading out that you check our display locations page on…

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Team PD
Apr 22, 2014 4:45 pm
Team PD
kassan1973
kassan1973
22 April 2014

SEWER PIPES

SEWER PIPES

Yeh all fixed this was my fault just had to add an additional downpipe and has been great even in the worst of downpours. The fall is very minimal in places the plumber in…

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kassan1973
Apr 22, 2014 11:32 am
jez07
jez07
21 April 2014

Wrongly invoiced by Council?

Wrongly invoiced by Council?

Thanks qebtel. Thought as much. We didnt have to pay bond to council for the demo stage. We have thought of taking the council to NSW Ombudsmand but I suspect we need to…

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jez07
Apr 21, 2014 9:42 pm
trixee
trixee
21 April 2014

Looking for Perth recs wrought iron

Looking for Perth recs wrought iron

I'm looking for wrought iron (or similar) recommendations in Perth, for the following: - Security screen or gates, could be for portico or front door, not sure yet -…

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trixee
Apr 21, 2014 1:28 pm
trixee
Starky
Starky
19 April 2014

Design Blogs?

Design Blogs?

Renovate forum is the best for renovation stories. http://www.renovateforum.com/content/

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Starky
Apr 19, 2014 6:45 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 April 2014

Sewer Problem - Breach of Contract?

Sewer Problem - Breach of Contract?
1, 2, 3

You may well be right insider but I hope it is just unbiased ( or biased ) journalism that gets this story more air time so that the appropriate authorities take action. Stewie

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Stewie D
Apr 18, 2014 9:53 pm
Ninka
Ninka
18 April 2014

Anyone building with Statesman (SA) used George Giannakakis?

Anyone building with Statesman (SA) used George Giannakakis?

Hi, I know your post is from last year but I have just signed up to build the Hampstead, actually it's a modified version of it, and George has been helping me with it. he…

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Ninka
Apr 18, 2014 6:51 pm
Ninka
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 April 2014

$8000 for guttering replacement?

$8000 for guttering replacement?

Scaffolding is an area where under…

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SaveH2O
Apr 18, 2014 12:53 pm
SaveH2O
Lex
Lex
17 April 2014

What sort of lawn grass is this?

What sort of lawn grass is this?

Anna, why are you asking the question? Do you plan to get rid of them anyway? To figure the sort, I would like to see how does it look like at the kerb. Any more pics??

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Lex
Apr 17, 2014 7:11 pm
Lex
Si Deziner
Si Deziner
17 April 2014

Triangular Shaped Lot

Triangular Shaped Lot

Hi Summerland, Have you got any further with your situation? If you'd like to PM me with a copy of the site plan I can have a look at it for you if you like?!? Over a…

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Si Deziner
Apr 17, 2014 6:55 pm
Si Deziner
Si Deziner
16 April 2014

Home design for acreage with lounge at one end

Home design for acreage with lounge at one end

Hi NaomiCroft, Do you mean like an L shaped house? Look at "The Beechworth 327" at www.homedesigncentral.com.au It's one of their Tranquility Collection…

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Si Deziner
Apr 16, 2014 5:38 pm
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Krisssy
Apr 16, 2014 3:01 pm

We had one at our last place and now one at our new place too… in the bedrooms. We went with other types of fans for the other rooms… the fanaways are almost silent,…

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mynameisjonas
Apr 16, 2014 10:15 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
16 April 2014

Covering concrete

Covering concrete

Jackhammer it up and replace it otherwise it is just like painting over rust - it'll look good for a month and then the rust shows through…

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Saint Mike
Apr 16, 2014 9:28 am
Saint Mike
Super Nes
Super Nes
16 April 2014

Colorbond Cedar garage doors photos required please.

Colorbond Cedar garage doors photos required please.
1, 2, 3

They tried to charge us $475 for our timberlook garage. Lucky I knew our specs back to front and wasn't actually charged anything because it was in fact already included.

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Super Nes
Apr 16, 2014 12:56 am
qebtel
qebtel
13 April 2014

Pursuing damages for buyers terminating unconditional contra

Pursuing damages for buyers terminating unconditional contra

A contract is a business deal, and a promise which must be honoured. You must take action when called for , not keep acquiescing to recalcitrant buyers requests. You made…

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qebtel
Apr 13, 2014 12:05 pm
Wandin Valley
Wandin Valley
13 April 2014

retrofit polished concrete flooring

retrofit polished concrete flooring

Seriously Ive looking at polished concrete for years. Its great but a bit of fashion ATM. I'd be looking into high quality Large polished tiles, I reackon they look even…

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Wandin Valley
Apr 13, 2014 5:49 am
Wandin Valley
kexkez
kexkez
12 April 2014

Electrical supply to my shed

Electrical supply to my shed

ok I think the discuss has reached a good conclusion. Given that a few seemed to have now decided to argue the point. it's time for this thread to be closed. Thank you…

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kexkez
Apr 12, 2014 3:54 pm
kexkez
KGsGirl
KGsGirl
12 April 2014

real estate referrals

real estate referrals

It isn't illegal but possibly questionable as to his motives. I would personally use someone independent from the agent completely as you don't know what motives the…

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KGsGirl
Apr 12, 2014 2:48 pm
KGsGirl
Keffufal
Keffufal
10 April 2014

Sheds

Sheds

I am currently chasing up some testimonials for Best Sheds, but I have to say that their customer service is pretty good so far, always reply to emails within a few hours…

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Keffufal
Apr 10, 2014 9:42 pm
Keffufal
oldchippy
oldchippy
10 April 2014

Decking roof beam span

Decking roof beam span

depends on the length and spacing of the rafters as well as the type of (weight) of roofing (ie)laserlite,iron,tiles,etc. That is a long span,and I would assume you would…

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oldchippy
Apr 10, 2014 2:12 pm
cameronandmiranda
cameronandmiranda
10 April 2014

double charged by estimator

double charged by estimator

We found many thousands of dollars in errors in our prestart costings - it was about 15% of the total charges. I can only think of one (small) error that was in our…

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cameronandmiranda
Apr 10, 2014 10:23 am
cameronandmiranda
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 April 2014

Sliding Window Rubber

Sliding Window Rubber

Have you contacted the manufacturer of your windows ? You would also probably get more replies if you posted this in the windows and door section viewforum.php?f=23 Stewie

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Stewie D
Apr 09, 2014 7:00 am
Nibbles55
Nibbles55
8 April 2014

Looking for feedback on BuyBuildingSupplies.com.au

Looking for feedback on BuyBuildingSupplies.com.au

Hi there, I'm looking to buy some insulation batts from buybuildingsupplies.com.au. Their prices are hard to beat, even with the cost of delivery added on, and the batts…

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Nibbles55
Apr 08, 2014 10:40 pm
Stive
Stive
8 April 2014

Should I turn my apartment study into a 2nd bedroom??

Should I turn my apartment study into a 2nd bedroom??
1, 2

Does your bathroom have a window? It looks a similar size to the study and there is obviously plumbing to the laundry so swapping them might be…

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Stive
Apr 08, 2014 2:56 pm
greenstripe
greenstripe
8 April 2014

Cutting Roller blinds to fit windows?

Cutting Roller blinds to fit windows?

Hi All Just following up - well I did this on the bandsaw and it worked very well. No fraying or grabbing and I have a nice smooth edge. I wrapped the cut site in…

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greenstripe
Apr 08, 2014 2:28 pm
WearingThin
WearingThin
8 April 2014

Regency Homes - Kirwan Qld

Regency Homes - Kirwan Qld

Same principal, different name http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/About_us/News_and_events/Whats_new/Zen_homes.page

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WearingThin
Apr 08, 2014 8:40 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 April 2014

Carpenter rates

Carpenter rates

If you do a search on the forums you will get a few hits. If you also go to the OB section and trawl through some of the older threads, there are a few there regarding…

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Stewie D
Apr 08, 2014 7:21 am
Justintime
Justintime
8 April 2014

How can I figure out rafter spacing in my flat roof?

How can I figure out rafter spacing in my flat roof?

Unscrew a roof sheet and have a look. You dont know if ceiling battens have been used which are normally at 450c so you could get a false reading. good luck

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Justintime
Apr 08, 2014 12:58 am
trixee
trixee
6 April 2014

Double Storey Facade?!? HELP!!

Double Storey Facade?!? HELP!!

You could try livening it up with some feature stone or tile on the portico, although it might be hard to find something that will tie in with red brick.

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trixee
Apr 06, 2014 8:38 pm
trixee
aquanow
aquanow
6 April 2014

Dektite where to buy in sydney

Dektite where to buy in sydney

Thx stewie, You are the man. Will get it from the hardware superstore. Cheers mate

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aquanow
Apr 06, 2014 6:21 pm
Perth Dream
Perth Dream
6 April 2014

Cottage display homes in Perth

Cottage display homes in Perth

butler and then trinity(alkimos) have a few also in white man edge

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Perth Dream
Apr 06, 2014 12:07 pm
Perth Dream
qebtel
qebtel
6 April 2014

Shed wall on boundary being used as a retaining wall- advice

Shed wall on boundary being used as a retaining wall- advice

Your option is the same as any such boundary dispute 1. Talk to the Centre Manager/Director in person, and tell them you will follow up with a written notice (for legal…

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qebtel
Apr 06, 2014 9:54 am
stellabella
stellabella
6 April 2014

ideas needed for design style

ideas needed for design style

100% agree with the above - start by creating ideabooks/boards on Houzz and Pinterest and use them for inspiration. I don't know what type of layout and how extreme…

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stellabella
Apr 06, 2014 9:21 am
stellabella
jonno
jonno
5 April 2014

Easy way to refit alum. flyscreens.

Easy way to refit alum. flyscreens.

Usually slide the top and left edges in first. Once those parts are in the grooves then hit or nudge the screen upwards into the top cavity. Then you can push it in flush…

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jonno
Apr 05, 2014 1:06 am
jonno
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 April 2014

Drilling through limestone?

Drilling through limestone?

A core drill with a 60-70mm bit ( the drill bit is like a hollow steel tube with diamond bits embedded into the leading edge of the bit ) . How neat does the hole have to…

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Stewie D
Apr 04, 2014 2:22 pm
deluxes
deluxes
3 April 2014

Soil Tests

Soil Tests

Ours was 14 business days from the day the engineers went to site, till we had the report and costings back from the builder. So, just over 2.5 weeks.

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deluxes
Apr 03, 2014 11:28 am
deluxes
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rlogikal
Apr 02, 2014 10:14 pm
rlogikal
mikkyG
mikkyG
2 April 2014

Rendering Pine Retaining Wall

Rendering Pine Retaining Wall

Yeah render over pine won't go. A cement sheet veneer does sound like the easiest solution.

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mikkyG
Apr 02, 2014 8:09 pm
Liliana
Liliana
2 April 2014

Decks at risk of collapse

Decks at risk of collapse

I don't think this was motivated by any conspiracy in the housing industry. I would simply take it as a reminder to go out and check the deck. Also I think there is a…

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Liliana
Apr 02, 2014 2:40 pm
Liliana
Liliana
1 April 2014

Ant dirt

Ant dirt

Okay. Thanks qebtel.

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Liliana
Apr 01, 2014 12:45 pm
bashworth
bashworth
30 March 2014

Notice of Completion

Notice of Completion

The normal situation is that you carry out a Practical Completion Inspection PCI (See http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/01/pra ... nspection/ ) in which all the items that…

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bashworth
Mar 30, 2014 6:52 pm
bashworth
Windywellington
Windywellington
29 March 2014

Height of rangehood

Height of rangehood

Thanks. That's just what I wanted to know. I have now covered all the supports etc with stainless steel, and will make sure I clean the filter regularly. If it catches…

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Windywellington
Mar 29, 2014 12:47 pm
rleishman
rleishman
28 March 2014

Loft Conversion - Getting Started

Loft Conversion - Getting Started

Hi Homeone'ers, this is my first post here so I apologise in advance if I don't get everything right. My wife and I are starting to talk seriously about a loft…

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rleishman
Mar 28, 2014 9:46 am
TinaG
TinaG
27 March 2014

Selecting colours

Selecting colours

We drove around through many new estates to see what colours we liked, and what colours we didn't. Take photos. envisage allows you to have a play too -

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TinaG
Mar 27, 2014 11:31 am


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