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Saint Mike
Saint Mike
10 February 2014

Non-Toxic Outdoor Plants For Pets

Non-Toxic Outdoor Plants For Pets

We've found some citronella plants/shrubs. Quite nice - keep mossies away - and appear harmless to pets. Could be good for near windows. Not sure on flowers ... :) In a…

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Saint Mike
Feb 10, 2014 11:17 am
Saint Mike
SychoAngel
SychoAngel
10 February 2014

Cost of demolition and asbestos removal

Cost of demolition and asbestos removal

UGH! just saw my previous post - Sorry Everyone!!! Looks like my phone pocket posted on my behalf :/

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SychoAngel
Feb 10, 2014 7:37 am
SychoAngel
1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
8 February 2014

Building with Eden Brea - Jordan Springs

Building with Eden Brea - Jordan Springs

We bought land separate from house. I didn't have any issues at all. I do find their process a bit drawn out... And you really have to think about every aspect in…

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1sttimebuilding2012
Feb 08, 2014 10:43 am
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SaveH2O
Feb 07, 2014 5:07 pm
SaveH2O
Lourance
Lourance
7 February 2014

Late completion compensation - $15 a day - is that normal?

Late completion compensation - $15 a day - is that normal?

Ours was $250 a week and they where 2 weeks over so they paid us $500.00

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Lourance
Feb 07, 2014 4:02 pm
Kalz
Kalz
7 February 2014

NowLiving - Ready to move new houses - Review

NowLiving - Ready to move new houses - Review

Hi, We are looking at properties from Nowliving - New houses ready to move. These are made available through WA housing scheme and built by BGC. I would like to know…

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Kalz
Feb 07, 2014 3:09 pm
aza0
aza0
6 February 2014

Help with data points

Help with data points

Make sure you have a phone point in the garage where you have the modem for adsl. From there you run all your network cables out to your house. For me I have 6in the…

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aza0
Feb 06, 2014 4:51 pm
RobbieBob
RobbieBob
6 February 2014

Has anyone used Ocean Micra Laminex?

Has anyone used Ocean Micra Laminex?

Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone has used Ocean Micra Laminex for cupboard doors. I'm considering this colour for my laundry overhead cabionet and linen closet, with…

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RobbieBob
Feb 06, 2014 1:59 pm
ugbug
ugbug
6 February 2014

Changing a ceiling fan control knob? First world problem.

Changing a ceiling fan control knob? First world problem.

Thanks for that picture, the pictures on the clipsal site only show the front on view.

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ugbug
Feb 06, 2014 11:46 am
ugbug
building-expert
building-expert
6 February 2014

variations and extra contract time

variations and extra contract time

Whilst builder is entitled to extension of time if variation genuinely delays the build it always must be reasonable. Owner has the option not to agree and advice from…

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building-expert
Feb 06, 2014 11:45 am
building-expert
bindi
bindi
6 February 2014

Talbot Walsh (Perth)

Talbot Walsh (Perth)

We got a sign off these guys last month and it looks great at the front of the house. It was a 300 x 400 x 2mm stainless steel house sign with our house number and…

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bindi
Feb 06, 2014 12:30 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 February 2014

Tolerance levels?

Tolerance levels?

Oh so true! Many…

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SaveH2O
Feb 05, 2014 4:01 pm
SaveH2O
wood bang
wood bang
5 February 2014

[Help] Lodging a complain

[Help] Lodging a complain

I get one of this type of cases once a month now, and sadly to say that I see it too often. You would need to do the following: - Put your defects in writing to the…

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wood bang
Feb 05, 2014 12:47 pm
wood bang
wood bang
wood bang
5 February 2014

New purchase and retainers.

New purchase and retainers.

I would agree with building-expert on this one, with out more details it is actually hard to say what type of defect it is and what is the cause. Before you start…

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wood bang
Feb 05, 2014 12:36 pm
wood bang
wood bang
wood bang
5 February 2014

Drilling into brick wall and struck metal - what now?

Drilling into brick wall and struck metal - what now?

Its a brick wall right? So it'll either: - Lintel - Brick ties you still can drill through it

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wood bang
Feb 05, 2014 12:33 pm
wood bang
Lex
Lex
4 February 2014

Basin installaion issue, builder rejected to correct

Basin installaion issue, builder rejected to correct

.. Call the manufacture and get absolute confirmation of the installation orientation (I've contacted the manufacturer of products numerous…

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Lex
Feb 04, 2014 7:07 pm
Lex
Charlotte1
Charlotte1
4 February 2014

Lucci fans

Lucci fans

I'd just like to share an experience I had today with Lucci fans quality control and their warranty process. I'm curious to know if others have had similar experiences or…

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Charlotte1
Feb 04, 2014 5:19 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 February 2014

EcoClassic Head Office has Moved...

EcoClassic Head Office has Moved...

Hi Please note... To be able to cope with a big future, we have moved from 79 Hallam South Rd to a much bigger factory at 17-25 Wedgewood…

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ECOECO
Feb 04, 2014 11:56 am
ECOECO
joshnjacqui
joshnjacqui
4 February 2014

Shaker kitchen costs with big builders

Shaker kitchen costs with big builders

Can someone explain what a shaker kitchen is exactly?

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joshnjacqui
Feb 04, 2014 11:18 am
steevo
steevo
3 February 2014

Fence Boundary

Fence Boundary

I questioned my local council here in adelaide as i was looking to put a fence slightly inside the boundary fence on my side of the property,and they said no worries,and…

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steevo
Feb 03, 2014 1:48 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 February 2014

How much is too much?

How much is too much?

I'm watching for this. We have a 12 month "check" period - which is nearly up. I figured a full 4 seasons would be good. A few "hair" cracks in garage - but I've seen…

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Saint Mike
Feb 03, 2014 7:39 am
Saint Mike
worktime
worktime
3 February 2014

Henley Facade

Henley Facade

yeah, if u talk to their sales ppl they can generally pull out some other client homes they've built with that facade/design.

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worktime
Feb 02, 2014 11:41 pm
worktime

can the afresco ceiling cedar be added after handover? My tender guy is trying to convince me that it should be done with the build first time and says it would be hard,…

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worktime
Feb 02, 2014 10:37 pm
worktime
nectar
nectar
2 February 2014

Where to escalate building complaints to?

Where to escalate building complaints to?

Only as we are in the thick of it... I agree call Fair Trading and lodge a complaint, it costs nothing you can download the form and away you go...there are different time…

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nectar
Feb 02, 2014 3:14 pm
B STAR
B STAR
2 February 2014

how much water to build a 4 x 2 267m2 brick house

how much water to build a 4 x 2 267m2 brick house

How much does that cost to buy. Maybe $15 and $10 disposal. A swimming pool will take more than 11000 litres.

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B STAR
Feb 02, 2014 9:43 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
2 February 2014

is this appropriate to build?

is this appropriate to build?

If you are near the beach you will eventually find all those old homes will gradually be either renovated or bulldozed...Yours will retain value especially if you will…

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Treeseachanger
Feb 02, 2014 9:18 am
toecutter
toecutter
1 February 2014

Shed conversion

Shed conversion

Walls are not always necessarily completly load bearing, maybe theres a column in the wall that is the only load bearing component. If you are altering the load bearing…

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toecutter
Feb 01, 2014 10:30 am
Michelle
Michelle
30 January 2014

What brush to use?

What brush to use?

:: excellent bit of info, thanks for sharing

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Michelle
Jan 30, 2014 6:38 pm
Michelle
AussieMark
AussieMark
30 January 2014

Tools for Home - Cordless Screwdriver etc.. Please recommend

Tools for Home - Cordless Screwdriver etc.. Please recommend
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Just get the chap at bunnings to point you in the right direction. More than likely you will get a variety pack of some description and then when you need to do a…

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AussieMark
Jan 30, 2014 10:10 am
B STAR
B STAR
29 January 2014

Where do you get the tools you need for your job?

Where do you get the tools you need for your job?

I always consider the price of the job. If its goign to be thousands fo dollars worth I say what the heck whats a few more hundred dollars. What I have found over the…

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B STAR
Jan 29, 2014 9:42 am
phonetic
phonetic
28 January 2014

WildFire Management Overlay - Possible Class Action

WildFire Management Overlay - Possible Class Action
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Im about to put in a planning application, using AS3959 – 2009 & online calculator, we are in a BAL 40 zone. when we purchased the block in 2003 section 32 classed…

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phonetic
Jan 28, 2014 8:00 pm
robbie_p
robbie_p
28 January 2014

Barrier for verandah

Barrier for verandah

Hi guys, We have a very large verandah, and below it is a terraced garden (well itsa supposed to be.. bit of a mess at the moment).

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robbie_p
Jan 28, 2014 12:18 pm
Sanna
Sanna
27 January 2014

How much weight could you hang from the ceiling/studs?

How much weight could you hang from the ceiling/studs?

You would need to watch them :shock: if they got a bit silly could quite easily get it wrapped around their neck!

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Sanna
Jan 27, 2014 9:33 pm
bpratt
bpratt
27 January 2014

Electrical Upgrade costs

Electrical Upgrade costs

Yes, stick to plain old bayonet light fittings as much as you can, as it is a whole lot cheaper to add your fancy light fitting after handover. Sometimes I'm sure there's…

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bpratt
Jan 27, 2014 8:01 pm
bpratt
bpratt
27 January 2014

DIY Tiling layout - help

DIY Tiling layout - help

I see where you are coming from, particulary with open plan kitchens and living rooms next to each other, and larger tiles flowing from the living room to kitchen would…

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bpratt
Jan 27, 2014 9:45 am
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
26 January 2014

Can i put new armored concrete on existing concrete??

Can i put new armored concrete on existing concrete??

Hi ping_lu If by armored concrete you mean reinforced concrete, yes you can place another reinforced concrete slab on top of an existing slab. If the existing slab is…

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cornellengineers
Jan 26, 2014 4:19 pm
cornellengineers
rckkrgrd
rckkrgrd
26 January 2014

What is cheaper - Building design

What is cheaper - Building design

I have several blog posts that may be of interest to you. It ia a canadian site but is often relevant to Australia. Check the index for topics of interest.

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rckkrgrd
Jan 26, 2014 2:18 am
bashworth
bashworth
25 January 2014

Ripping up bitumen - who do I call?

Ripping up bitumen - who do I call?

I have a small quantity of bitumen to rip up with our new build. Who would I phone for quotes? Would they be able to do a saw cut on…

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bashworth
Jan 25, 2014 4:09 pm
bashworth
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Sportsfan10
Jan 25, 2014 10:35 am
StubaJay1
StubaJay1
24 January 2014

Help with advice - TV primarily for PS4 gaming

Help with advice - TV primarily for PS4 gaming

My hubby is a massive gamer, we have only ever had Sony's and have never had a single issue with them. We've actually just bought a 70" one for our new house for the…

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StubaJay1
Jan 24, 2014 10:11 am
StubaJay1
wood bang
wood bang
23 January 2014

HELP - Builder Dragging Project

HELP - Builder Dragging Project

Hi I am new here. We contracted a builder to do our kitchen renovation. Contract said that it will only take 12 days or 18 days including the…

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wood bang
Jan 23, 2014 9:41 pm
wood bang
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
23 January 2014

Soil test?

Soil test?

Not too long. From memory I think it was only one to two weeks.

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HomeAngels
Jan 23, 2014 8:39 pm
HomeAngels
Team PD
Team PD
23 January 2014

Porter Davis – New Display at Berwick Waters. Opens Saturday

Porter Davis – New Display at Berwick Waters. Opens Saturday

Porter Davis – Exciting New Display at Berwick Waters. Opens Saturday 25/1/14 We will have four homes on display, the Waldorf 48, Hoffman 39, Canterbury 29 and the…

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Team PD
Jan 23, 2014 6:44 pm
Team PD
kyton
kyton
23 January 2014

Corinthian Entry Door - Shiplap Sea

Corinthian Entry Door - Shiplap Sea

Are you having sidelights or a transom window above your door?

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kyton
Jan 23, 2014 10:01 am
kyton


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