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bpratt
bpratt
11 May 2014

Council Rates on Vacant Land

Council Rates on Vacant Land

Usually a percentage of what your unimproved property is valued at by the Qld Valuer General. You can get the rate value from the council's website, and I think you can…

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bpratt
May 11, 2014 12:45 pm
becc
becc
10 May 2014

Cost and design a secure carport.

Cost and design a secure carport.

Hoping someone can give me some ideas about a carport. We would like to add a carport at the back of our drive through garage. We already have the slab down so it would be…

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becc
May 10, 2014 9:00 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
10 May 2014

Cultured Stack Stone - Entire House

Cultured Stack Stone - Entire House

If cost is no object why not do something that retains or improves the value. Cladding a whole building in stone will be pricey. The sandstone cladding is used by a…

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AussieMark
May 10, 2014 8:37 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
10 May 2014

Recommendation for independent building inspector in Adelaid

Recommendation for independent building inspector in Adelaid

I am also interested as I am presently building. ST13 - what sort of price are you paying. pm if you can. Thanks.

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Beetaloo
May 10, 2014 1:54 pm
Beetaloo

Do you name your appliances?

Do you name your appliances?

Everyone I know who has a robotic vacuum cleaner has named it! They must be part of the family huh?! I don't think any of ours have names at the moment, I used to name…

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Wellard2ndTimers
May 09, 2014 2:45 pm
bleaky
bleaky
8 May 2014

PGH basswood mottle

PGH basswood mottle

Hi, we are currently making our colour choices and have come across this brick. Has anyone built with it and have any pics they could share? I've got a list from pgh of…

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bleaky
May 08, 2014 11:00 pm
bleaky
nectar
nectar
8 May 2014

Electrician's materials costs to you. How much mark-up?

Electrician's materials costs to you. How much mark-up?
1, 2

OOOPS sorry everyone, massive typo - I thought I wrote 20%, yes you are right, our builder is charging us 20% on our contract. Gee 40% would be nice hey!

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nectar
May 08, 2014 5:52 pm
bpratt
bpratt
8 May 2014

Help identify meter box enclosure solution from photo

Help identify meter box enclosure solution from photo

I think you'd have issues with the authorities on having water and gas inside with electrickery. :) I reckon one big cabinet that would allow you to put them all in…

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bpratt
May 08, 2014 5:21 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
7 May 2014

Austral Melbourne Hawthorn

Austral Melbourne Hawthorn

We'll they only gave me 3 addresses one was up whoop whoop. She told me it was relatively new. So hopefully some other folk have used it. I like the colour over…

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Crazyk
May 07, 2014 9:55 pm
Crazyk
fruity
fruity
7 May 2014

Cost to paint a ceiling..

Cost to paint a ceiling..

Hi fruity, In my humble opinion, the cost to paint a ceiling would be the same as to paint walls. According to the Archicentre cost guide this…

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fruity
May 07, 2014 9:51 pm
rocky123
rocky123
7 May 2014

shamrock way settlement in truganina

shamrock way settlement in truganina

hi there, is anyone knows when will be the settlement in shamrock way in truganina .its been long waiting and not been advised when it ll be..can anyone help please. thanks

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rocky123
May 07, 2014 9:18 pm
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
6 May 2014

Help please. Floor company ignoring me!!

Help please. Floor company ignoring me!!

OP I'd be inclined to go via the builder. suppliers aren't great at dealing directly with the consumer. builders carry more weight via their return business and might…

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mrssnowden
May 06, 2014 6:49 pm
sneakersss
sneakersss
5 May 2014

Help me envision a decision on brick/roof colour scheme

Help me envision a decision on brick/roof colour scheme

How about the following: Roof and gutters: Dune Fascia, downpipes, garage door, render: Surfmist Windows, front door: Timber

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sneakersss
May 05, 2014 11:07 pm
sneakersss
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
5 May 2014

Building with SIPs

Building with SIPs

Has anybody gone this route or built for a client using them? We've tried to get our build happen and not had much luck from what I had thought was a big supplier but I'm…

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mrssnowden
May 05, 2014 8:00 pm
Team PD
Team PD
4 May 2014

Porter Davis Bermuda Display now open at Aspire Estate.

Porter Davis Bermuda Display now open at Aspire Estate.

The Bermuda joins our existing homes at Aspire, the Livingstone and the Hoffman and is open Saturday – Thursday 11am – 5pm. The Bermuda has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms…

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Team PD
May 04, 2014 10:41 am
Team PD
AAAHome
AAAHome
2 May 2014

Austral brick Orpheus

Austral brick Orpheus

Hi Jayjay84, we have recentyl chosen Orpheus but we haven't started building yet. As mentioned by peteandrose we've been given with the list and we looked at quiet a few…

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AAAHome
May 02, 2014 4:21 pm
AAAHome
qebtel
qebtel
1 May 2014

Dispute with demolition company, need advise urgently!

Dispute with demolition company, need advise urgently!

I note these points, 1. Quote may be valid for six months, but that is for takeup. Once you have an agreement, the quote is valid for that job irrespective of completion…

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qebtel
May 02, 2014 12:53 am
vetty19
vetty19
1 May 2014

Fixing of Site costs before signing house contract

Fixing of Site costs before signing house contract

Our site costs are only preliminary in our contract! Once the builder gets on site, the costs will be finalised. If it is under, then we get a credit. If it is over, then…

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vetty19
May 01, 2014 6:43 pm
vetty19
joannek
joannek
30 April 2014

Living areas...

Living areas...

It all depends how many people will use it and what furniture you will use. It's a spacious living area in an upmarket apartment for example. It's the size of a largish…

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joannek
May 01, 2014 12:13 am

O dear! It makes you wonder how these guys think they'll make it to old age. I believe the guy on the ladder works for the same company as this…

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Stewie D
Apr 30, 2014 6:19 pm
newbuild14
newbuild14
30 April 2014

Anyone used Colorbond Surfmist for roof choice?

Anyone used Colorbond Surfmist for roof choice?

I like the color with your houses they look really nice. I would have liked to have a feature render like yours xxkatxx but sticking to a budget so we're offsetting the…

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newbuild14
Apr 30, 2014 6:06 pm
Liliana
Liliana
30 April 2014

Building Warranty Insurance - A Damn Disgrace.

Building Warranty Insurance - A Damn Disgrace.

Looks like something is happening after all. I was sent this link by the Consumer Action Law Centre: http://premier.vic.gov.au/images/140407 ... sumers.pdf

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Liliana
Apr 30, 2014 12:12 pm
echelon6
echelon6
30 April 2014

Decking timber in Sydney - where?

Decking timber in Sydney - where?

Sorry I should've mentioned I'm in St George area, near Rockdale, but I'm willing to drive around anywhere pretty much. I'm particularly interested in places that have…

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echelon6
Apr 30, 2014 11:25 am
Luke Hally
Luke Hally
30 April 2014

Getting what you pay for with tradies

Getting what you pay for with tradies

I'd like to thank everyone who took our survey. It's really helped with giving us a more definite direction. Good luck with your projects.

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Luke Hally
Apr 30, 2014 8:09 am
33amc
33amc
29 April 2014

How deep do I own my land?

How deep do I own my land?

My Rates notices states on it the lot and plan number followed by "to depth 50ft"

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33amc
Apr 29, 2014 9:42 pm
dunollyman
dunollyman
29 April 2014

Tiny weekender, legal without permits

Tiny weekender, legal without permits

here is our weekend gettaway as it under 10m2 and 3m high its a shed and tottaly legal :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbrYgN7v3Ps

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dunollyman
Apr 29, 2014 5:46 pm
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Sammi_O
Apr 29, 2014 1:12 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 April 2014

Close Un-used chimney

Close Un-used chimney

Well, silicon is OK up to a point. If it was me I'd just replace the flashing to make sure. Edit : The other option is to remove the chimney above the roof and then just…

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Stewie D
Apr 29, 2014 9:09 am
wakudoki
wakudoki
28 April 2014

Patching a Dead Section of Lawn

Patching a Dead Section of Lawn

For an overnight fix, dig up the dead section, spread some soil enhancer then lay some new turf in its place (same species). It will soon integrate with the existing lawn…

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wakudoki
Apr 28, 2014 11:00 pm
m-sass
m-sass
28 April 2014

VINYL WALLPAPER

VINYL WALLPAPER

Oh, thanks for…

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m-sass
Apr 28, 2014 9:45 pm
m-sass
MadFisher
MadFisher
27 April 2014

Wall Removal

Wall Removal

will do guys

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MadFisher
Apr 27, 2014 10:56 am
MadFisher
Mara
Mara
26 April 2014

Fibre Cement Cladding and sheets for exterior

Fibre Cement Cladding and sheets for exterior

Hi All, I am getting my first home built which is a double storey. Very excited about the plan, location and the layout but I am bit not comfortable with the my house not…

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Mara
Apr 26, 2014 6:29 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 April 2014

Cantilevered staircase

Cantilevered staircase

The last set of similar stairs I did was years ago for the King of Saudi and the glass balustrade alone was $50,000. The King of Saudi ?…

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Stewie D
Apr 26, 2014 11:06 am
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
25 April 2014

PGH Northbridge bricks colour selection help please

PGH Northbridge bricks colour selection help please

Hi J_lorro and ibb1980, did you end up using the brick? If so can you please post a picture as we're also looking for inspiration with this brick. Thanks so much.

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cat_dunc
Apr 26, 2014 12:52 am
cat_dunc
nsnvas
nsnvas
25 April 2014

Good demolition people in Cheltenham VIC 3192

Good demolition people in Cheltenham VIC 3192

Hi, I am planning to demolish and rebuild. I've got a quote thru my builder and seems bit higher. Is there any good demolish company around my place? My current home is…

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nsnvas
Apr 25, 2014 6:32 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
25 April 2014

Water hammer

Water hammer

Your single (hot and cold) bath tap is causing shock waves when first opened because it is being opened too quickly. Just open and close it a bit slower. The symptom is…

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SaveH2O
Apr 25, 2014 4:12 am
SaveH2O
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 2:58 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 10:38 am
Saint Mike

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 10:05 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 2:11 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 5:45 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 12:32 pm
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 10:42 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 2:28 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 7:45 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 April 2014

Sewer Problem - Breach of Contract?

Sewer Problem - Breach of Contract?
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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 10:53 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 7:51 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 1:53 pm
SaveH2O


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