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Sunbluesky
Sunbluesky
19 July 2014

Minimum Eaves Length?

Minimum Eaves Length?

Hi, I'm wondering what the minimum length I can make eaves. We are extending onto a Queenslander deck and are keen to keep as much view of the sky as possible. My…

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Sunbluesky
Jul 19, 2014 7:28 pm

Everyone come and visit us at the Sydney Home Buyer Show. Use promotional code JIM to get half price tickets. Come and hear me talk about how to do a building…

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wood bang
Jul 18, 2014 7:29 pm
wood bang
ding dong
ding dong
18 July 2014

Weak water from meter

Weak water from meter

no, 12lpm was the standard flow apparently......my head hurts so i will trust ur word for it////

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ding dong
Jul 18, 2014 5:22 pm
RedHotMike
RedHotMike
17 July 2014

NSW builder licence HELP

NSW builder licence HELP

Good luck - let us know how you go

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RedHotMike
Jul 17, 2014 7:36 pm
Matt1
Matt1
16 July 2014

Retaining Wall under fence quote

Retaining Wall under fence quote

Based on what my builder quoted me for a 20m x 600mm wall that price is actually pretty good. Sure you can probably do it yourself for $1000 or so in material but you…

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Matt1
Jul 16, 2014 8:24 pm
Matt1
auscaraft
auscaraft
16 July 2014

Cabinet making sheets/off cuts/Assembled cabinets for SALE

Cabinet making sheets/off cuts/Assembled cabinets for SALE

A wide variety of cabinet making sheets are available (Full sheets and Offcuts) including Melamine, MDF, HMR, Etc.. Also Flatpack kitchens and Various assembled cabinets.…

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auscaraft
Jul 16, 2014 11:15 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 July 2014

dealing with a tradesman after levelling failure

dealing with a tradesman after levelling failure

Im not a building expert but I think that is your problem right there. Im assuming the floor guy has used a floor leveller compound that from my personal…

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Stewie D
Jul 15, 2014 10:39 pm

Hi All Homeoners, just a quick post to let you know of a few small issues that have come up a number of times lately. Threads: There are a number of threads that have…

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Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
BrandonZoe
BrandonZoe
15 July 2014

Electrical fit out

Electrical fit out

For a project home, the Industry standard is usually very rough. There is cost incentive to use less cable by running cables the most direct route. Right angle runs uses…

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BrandonZoe
Jul 15, 2014 12:40 pm
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Stewie D
Jul 15, 2014 8:26 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 July 2014

Asbestos?

Asbestos?

Interesting point Bluesuede. I've never heard of that before but as you say, worth pointing out. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 14, 2014 10:08 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
14 July 2014

Connecting Phone Cables

Connecting Phone Cables

I know it was a lot of trouble to get the line 20 metres ... :) But - the fibre optic is worth it. Re land lines - many people just don't have them any more.

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Saint Mike
Jul 14, 2014 4:25 pm
Saint Mike
qebtel
qebtel
14 July 2014

Painting A Brick House????

Painting A Brick House????

They would have painted it acrylic. Acrylic is plastic. IF anything, it will seal brick even better (not that they need to be) Termites eat organic cellulose. ie wood and…

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qebtel
Jul 14, 2014 12:58 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 July 2014

How to add images to post

How to add images to post

How to embed a photo on this site... viewtopic.php?f=1&t=58434&start=20 About fourteen posts down This is for uploading a photo to photobucket. Other file hosting sites…

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Stewie D
Jul 14, 2014 11:47 am
BJ88
BJ88
13 July 2014

Our first home

Our first home

Welcome mate and good luck with your home

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BJ88
Jul 13, 2014 11:22 pm
BJ88
Crazyk
Crazyk
12 July 2014

Anyone used or heard of PLEASY before?

Anyone used or heard of PLEASY before?

Sounds like a joke if they say this why should you pay anything. "from time to time we will see a plan that is extremely well thought out and functional, in these cases…

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Crazyk
Jul 12, 2014 6:50 pm
Crazyk
Matt1
Matt1
11 July 2014

Cabling into soundscreened bedrooms?

Cabling into soundscreened bedrooms?

I did most of my cabling through the builder but did do some conduits (32mm) for things like HDMI to I didn't have to go with the 24ct gold plated cable through the builder!

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Matt1
Jul 11, 2014 7:14 pm
Matt1
1rocky
1rocky
11 July 2014

Decking cost

Decking cost

my son and i just finished decking our alfresco in merbau. abit bigger than what you are getting about 45 sqm or so. cost from a professional to do it was around…

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1rocky
Jul 11, 2014 3:23 pm
Mouldmen
Mouldmen
11 July 2014

Condensation help please

Condensation help please

Mate, your best bet, would be to seek professional help.

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Mouldmen
Jul 11, 2014 12:37 pm
Frenchie
Frenchie
10 July 2014

what colour to paint exterior weatherboard

what colour to paint exterior weatherboard

Love your colour choices, I think 'Brisk' would look gorgeous with white trims :D

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Frenchie
Jul 10, 2014 9:18 pm
chippy
chippy
10 July 2014

Primeline Weatherboards

Primeline Weatherboards

CEK. Use a scyon axent trim running vertically up the corner and then run your boards into this each way. Then run down the full length of the junction with a polyurethane…

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chippy
Jul 10, 2014 11:11 am
chippy
cubshome
cubshome
10 July 2014

Question about First Home Owner Grant NSW

Question about First Home Owner Grant NSW

Hi LukeMon538, i do believe you have to have bought the vacant land to build first home on and that there is a certain time that you need to start to build within. i…

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cubshome
Jul 10, 2014 9:29 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
10 July 2014

Front door size for 14m narrow lot

Front door size for 14m narrow lot

I would not be too concerned about it as a 1m set back will mean habitable rooms. The garage side would be a boundary wall and the house would step in behind that. My…

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AussieMark
Jul 10, 2014 2:08 am
chrissyant
chrissyant
9 July 2014

Using tiles on the facade

Using tiles on the facade

Have fun! Look forward to a picture of the result!!!

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chrissyant
Jul 09, 2014 1:23 pm
JoP
JoP
8 July 2014

Vinyl plank flooring in solar passive house?

Vinyl plank flooring in solar passive house?

Hi Michael, just wondering where you saw the reference regarding vinyl flooring and thermal mass. I couldn't find it on the sustainability victoria site. I am also…

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JoP
Jul 08, 2014 8:28 pm
Drekko
Drekko
7 July 2014

Capital Growth Charts?

Capital Growth Charts?

The information and a lot more is in every edition. Subscription is good value and not something that you should hesitate about if you are…

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Drekko
Jul 07, 2014 10:50 pm
Drekko
clarkz
clarkz
7 July 2014

Man Cave- Underground containers

Man Cave- Underground containers

yeh i i would have been doing it on the outside not the inside, obviously wouldnt want the containers to rust prematurely.

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clarkz
Jul 07, 2014 8:31 pm
Frenchie
Frenchie
7 July 2014

Anyone ever pulled out a laminate kitchen benchtop?

Anyone ever pulled out a laminate kitchen benchtop?

Thanks qebtel and Beetaloo! Fantastic tips and things to look for:-)

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Frenchie
Jul 07, 2014 2:21 pm
Ru2014
Ru2014
6 July 2014

microwave and stainless steel trim kit installation after ha

microwave and stainless steel trim kit installation after ha

Thanks very much. Will have to liase with builder regarding space for the microwave.

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Ru2014
Jul 06, 2014 11:25 pm
Suey
Suey
6 July 2014

U need a fence

U need a fence

Bumping this forum because I just had a very bad experience with them and wanted to let everyone know and be aware: I'm giving them a poor rating because after 2 months…

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Suey
Jul 06, 2014 12:10 pm
Suey

Zooming in doesn't show a lot of detail but it looks like a chamfered ashlar…

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Stewie D
Jul 06, 2014 10:16 am
Darwin_Renovator
Darwin_Renovator
5 July 2014

Decorators caulk

Decorators caulk

I have had a carpenter doing some work for me at my home in Darwin. He is a British bloke and has worked as a chippy in London for 12 years. The other day he asked me to…

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Darwin_Renovator
Jul 05, 2014 11:13 pm
lolly01
lolly01
5 July 2014

builders recommendation for old home renovation?

builders recommendation for old home renovation?

We would like to renovate our old home in order to rent it out, the house is in melbourne eastern suburb, does anyone know any good builders that they could recommend,…

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lolly01
Jul 05, 2014 10:37 pm
SychoAngel
SychoAngel
5 July 2014

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole

Encase sewer pre KDR and fencing near manhole

Yes - our one has already had some blockages due to the roots from an old paper bark getting into the cracks of the clay pipes - so if anything I welcome new pipes being laid

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SychoAngel
Jul 05, 2014 7:09 pm
SychoAngel
Tony_63
Tony_63
5 July 2014

Suspended Concrete Slab Cost/Estimate

Suspended Concrete Slab Cost/Estimate

My guess without too many foundation costs say 50m3 of concrete supply and fix for a simple suspended structure say 1500/m3. = 75k

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Tony_63
Jul 05, 2014 6:26 pm
constructor1234
constructor1234
5 July 2014

Rinnai infinite 60deg questions

Rinnai infinite 60deg questions

if you haven't bought the unit yet have a look at the enviro. Have had one running for nearly 3 years now and have saved a bucket load of $$$$$ in gas usage.

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constructor1234
Jul 05, 2014 3:04 pm
1rocky
1rocky
5 July 2014

Stone Letterboxes

Stone Letterboxes

Thanks jillybug we have stone pieces through the garden as well as the tone steps from the letterbox

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1rocky
Jul 05, 2014 1:52 pm

Hi all, has anyone seen or know where I could source these cylinder bar stools? They are in many Gemmill display homes and Minkz no longer stock them. Desperately seeking…

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jcbissor
Jul 05, 2014 2:19 am
jcbissor
robinjoseph
robinjoseph
4 July 2014

Free Building and Renovating Expo Tickets - Victoria

Free Building and Renovating Expo Tickets - Victoria

Hello there, is there any more tickets available. Me and my wife would really appreciate if you can get us couple of tickets. Thks Rgds, Robin.

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robinjoseph
Jul 04, 2014 10:07 pm
mgilla
mgilla
4 July 2014

Stamped Concrete

Stamped Concrete

was very popular in the early 90's but didn't stay that way for long. there will be few concretors who do it these days i would think as its had a pretty high fail…

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mgilla
Jul 04, 2014 8:21 pm
mgilla
mgilla
4 July 2014

Water seeping between brick and slab

Water seeping between brick and slab

the inside is okay ,trying to find the source of problem

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mgilla
Jul 04, 2014 8:02 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 July 2014

Sealent

Sealent

If your eaves are leaking then you should fix the leak in the roof first. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 04, 2014 2:45 pm
qebtel
qebtel
4 July 2014

Certified QUU Plumber

Certified QUU Plumber

I see UU are pulling this stunt too. Apparently a licensed tradesman is not good enough, they additionally have to be approved by UU. Toowoomba council pull this stunt as…

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qebtel
Jul 04, 2014 11:26 am
pongie
pongie
4 July 2014

Combining remote for fence and garage

Combining remote for fence and garage

My b&d garage door has ata ptx5v2 remotes while my gate has ditec glo4 remotes. From my research, I don't think there is a remote that would be compatible with both. I've…

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pongie
Jul 04, 2014 10:45 am
pongie
MezMaz71
MezMaz71
3 July 2014

How long is a demolition permit valid once granted?

How long is a demolition permit valid once granted?

Thanks for the couple of responses! Well I ended up going to demo company & explained to them that there will be a delay with building, therefore demo is on hold as…

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MezMaz71
Jul 03, 2014 6:54 pm


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