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deluxes
Nov 05, 2013 4:29 pm
deluxes
WearingThin
WearingThin
5 November 2013

Has Zen Homes gone?

Has Zen Homes gone?

They have closed down as they have been caught undertaking f r a u d u l e n t behaviour regarding HWI. Beware of the new company 'Regency' as leopards don't change their spots.

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WearingThin
Nov 05, 2013 3:12 pm
imsarge1
imsarge1
5 November 2013

Becoming a builder

Becoming a builder

Do some formal training... Cert IV or above.... should give you a good foundation to build your property development career on. Cheers

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imsarge1
Nov 05, 2013 2:03 pm
LastoftheMeridians
LastoftheMeridians
5 November 2013

Where do you dock your Roomba?

Where do you dock your Roomba?

Under ... anything. When I used to have one, I put it under a cabinet and it docked fine there - nobody really ever saw it. We have carpet now but when we get moved into…

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LastoftheMeridians
Nov 05, 2013 1:50 pm
LastoftheMeridians
AKB
AKB
3 November 2013

bricklayers rates & brick cleaning

bricklayers rates & brick cleaning

Hi Jasgirl a mixture of Hydrocaustic Acid and water, directions are on the brick manufacturers website. Good luck

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AKB
Nov 03, 2013 4:11 pm
AKB
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
3 November 2013

Question about Trees and Swimming Pool in Property

Question about Trees and Swimming Pool in Property

Hi there Each council would have their own restrictions and regulations with regards removal of trees so you would need to check with your local council (Or if you…

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How Hard Can it Be
Nov 03, 2013 1:58 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
2 November 2013

Can you avoid capital gains? 1st time developer.

Can you avoid capital gains? 1st time developer.

Tax is often quite complex hence why there are specialists to provide advice. Both would have to claim PPOR on the residence being sold and would have to show that they…

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AussieMark
Nov 02, 2013 1:32 pm
Mumtomonkeys
Mumtomonkeys
2 November 2013

Selling Houses Australia renovation costs

Selling Houses Australia renovation costs

Didn't see the episode but I was laughing reading your post. Can you imagine getting all that for 14k lol lol lol But I agree, these shows are great for showing what…

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Mumtomonkeys
Nov 02, 2013 1:02 pm
oncewerefurriers
oncewerefurriers
1 November 2013

When was your temporary site power removed?

When was your temporary site power removed?

Cheers PD. You were right. It seems a little strange as a build near us, which is a couple of weeks ahead of us, is still on their temporary power box.

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oncewerefurriers
Nov 01, 2013 8:10 pm
StGeorgeBuild
StGeorgeBuild
31 October 2013

soil removal sa

soil removal sa

I'm after something similar... we will have about 80 - 100 tonnes of soil that needs to be removed and have been quoted about $5500 to get it done by the builder. I'm…

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StGeorgeBuild
Oct 31, 2013 3:03 pm
si618
si618
29 October 2013

Retaining walls - which side to start from?

Retaining walls - which side to start from?

Thanks, that makes sense, I'll give it a shot!

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si618
Oct 29, 2013 7:47 am
building-expert
building-expert
29 October 2013

Final Inspection for Established House

Final Inspection for Established House

Hi sid65stud You did well to have the house professionally inspected. Your inspector should have taken photos as reference of condition so they will help in case there…

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building-expert
Oct 29, 2013 7:45 am
building-expert
akapacker
akapacker
29 October 2013

Hire or Buy Scaffolding

Hire or Buy Scaffolding

Hi everyone, Thought I'd bump this thread and see if anyone has any advice on scaffolding - Is it worth buying your own scaffolding? Scaffolding seems mighty expensive…

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akapacker
Oct 29, 2013 5:37 am
YoungStar
YoungStar
28 October 2013

Hermitage Homes - advice appreciated

Hermitage Homes - advice appreciated

The reason you cannot locate some builders on VCAT etc is because sometimes builders have different business and trading names. You might want…

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YoungStar
Oct 28, 2013 9:41 pm
Sunshine2013
Sunshine2013
27 October 2013

House Plan Ownership

House Plan Ownership

Rather than ditch the builder, why not work on the plans to see what you can delete to bring it within your price range. Maybe you are being…

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Sunshine2013
Oct 27, 2013 6:55 pm
Sunshine2013
oncewerefurriers
oncewerefurriers
26 October 2013

Drilling against a wall

Drilling against a wall

Something like this? http://www.bunnings.com.au/drill-attachment-sontax-10mm-keyless-right-angle-13518_p6350165

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oncewerefurriers
Oct 26, 2013 9:22 pm
staceyd
staceyd
26 October 2013

Cost of Installing Split System AC

Cost of Installing Split System AC

It's worth getting a few quotes to check, but it sounds like a massive mark up to me. Id take the plans to a few places that specialise in heating and cooling to see if a)…

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staceyd
Oct 26, 2013 9:09 pm
GeoffW1
GeoffW1
26 October 2013

Drilling through sandstone

Drilling through sandstone

The old federation style sandstone foundation? For that size I would hire a SDS drive hammer drill and a 25 or 28 mm sds bit. http://www.kennards.com.au/index.php?fu ...…

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GeoffW1
Oct 26, 2013 5:17 pm
GeoffW1
kexkez
kexkez
26 October 2013

Grand Designs Live - free tickets please?

Grand Designs Live - free tickets please?

LOL lucky you. Agree on Kevin. should be an interesting event.

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kexkez
Oct 26, 2013 8:10 am
kexkez
Gaviscon Girl
Gaviscon Girl
26 October 2013

Question on Tiling's lines not aligned

Question on Tiling's lines not aligned

Good to hear - It could have only gone that way, surely!

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Gaviscon Girl
Oct 26, 2013 6:06 am
Gaviscon Girl
p4ulberm
p4ulberm
25 October 2013

Builder or architect?......or both?

Builder or architect?......or both?

If you want a good result definitely use an architect. A good architect can adapt a concept to give you the best outcome for your budget by using standard sizes etc.…

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p4ulberm
Oct 25, 2013 8:03 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 October 2013

Development Application Refused

Development Application Refused

From a town planning point of view, I wonder if the FSR of 0.5:1 makes sense. You would think that once the building height and setback requirements are…

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Stewie D
Oct 25, 2013 6:10 pm
aboutfences
aboutfences
24 October 2013

roof restoration

roof restoration

The exisiting timber on the house roof is leaning to one side and in need of urgent repair, restoration and or total repacemnet. Im not in a…

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aboutfences
Oct 24, 2013 7:22 pm
aboutfences
wiseman2013
wiseman2013
24 October 2013

Ropes Crossing - FHOB - ADVICE APPRECIATED

Ropes Crossing - FHOB - ADVICE APPRECIATED
1, 2, 3

Hello, I just thought I would enter the conversation. I am the Project Director of Ropes Crossing and I just want to clarify some of your…

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wiseman2013
Oct 24, 2013 12:07 pm
deeps
deeps
23 October 2013

Downlight install costs 2013 - Perth area

Downlight install costs 2013 - Perth area

Installing downlights isn't difficult in itself - but getting the spacing right and ensuring there is no rafters in the way is.

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deeps
Oct 23, 2013 9:16 pm
rebelphillips
rebelphillips
23 October 2013

Built-In Wardrobes - To the Ceiling or Stop Short!

Built-In Wardrobes - To the Ceiling or Stop Short!

Thanks for all the replies :-) Yes I think I will stay with my original idea of having it stop short to maintain the heritage look of the place. The doors I love will…

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rebelphillips
Oct 23, 2013 5:50 pm
miteq
miteq
22 October 2013

Sealing Applicator Wanted

Sealing Applicator Wanted

No harm, of course, It just clogs up the forum with useless irrelevant text. When you do a search for information,s sometimes threads like this…

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miteq
Oct 22, 2013 1:04 pm
qebtel
qebtel
22 October 2013

Building in or near tree protection zones

Building in or near tree protection zones

I agree with Mount Colah. Start with the problem and work back, not the other way around. Ie try to have the tree removed. Are blackbutts protected there? If so,…

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qebtel
Oct 22, 2013 10:24 am
Building_new_home
Building_new_home
21 October 2013

next doors builder dumped dirt on my block

next doors builder dumped dirt on my block

I had this problem too. I felt like my block became the dumping ground. There were pot plants, bottles, road base and dirt on my block. They even put the roof tiles and…

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Building_new_home
Oct 21, 2013 9:12 pm
choga9
choga9
21 October 2013

Glossing Doors with Dulux Aquanamel Hi Gloss

Glossing Doors with Dulux Aquanamel Hi Gloss

I ended up using an air sprayer (Iwata HVLP spray gun) and thinned the paint with a product called Latext X-tender from Xim, which was recommend…

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choga9
Oct 21, 2013 7:10 pm
DefenderOwner
DefenderOwner
21 October 2013

Pet doors

Pet doors

Try, http://www.rylock.com/ Pretty sure they can do it, one of the questions we had for them when we got a quote of them a while ago. All the best, Col. :D

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DefenderOwner
Oct 21, 2013 11:50 am
FairmontSAcustom
FairmontSAcustom
21 October 2013

Over spending in a certain area?

Over spending in a certain area?

The question you ask is hard to predict. As a family home I think you will prob be fine however if you are wanting to make money in the short term then I am not so sure. …

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FairmontSAcustom
Oct 21, 2013 8:57 am
trixee
trixee
20 October 2013

Spa bath in showroom - Perth

Spa bath in showroom - Perth

I'm looking to put a spa bath in my bathroom, and was wondering if there were any showrooms with a good range in Perth? How did you find your spa bath?

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trixee
Oct 20, 2013 10:06 pm
trixee
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 October 2013

Waterproofing

Waterproofing

Make sure that the surface you are applying the waterproofing compound to is as clean and dry as possible. I'd strip off the existing as much as you can where it is loose…

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Stewie D
Oct 20, 2013 8:48 am
shanhow
shanhow
17 October 2013

Opening up under stairs for storage. Advice please.

Opening up under stairs for storage. Advice please.

Thanks jj1. Sounds straightforward and cost effective. Looking forward to have some extra storage space!

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shanhow
Oct 17, 2013 7:39 pm
athomasd
athomasd
16 October 2013

How far should steel fence posts be apart?

How far should steel fence posts be apart?

Cheers Scruffo. Appreciate the advice and will take it all on board.

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athomasd
Oct 16, 2013 8:09 pm
LisaM41
LisaM41
15 October 2013

Nearly finish reno /Builder says driveway not incl, extra $$

Nearly finish reno /Builder says driveway not incl, extra $$

We are nearly finished a reno that is wayyyyy over budget and 6 months outside estimated finishing time. Builder has already submitted his final bill. Cheeky buggar ( for…

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LisaM41
Oct 15, 2013 8:07 pm
travelbug
travelbug
15 October 2013

Builder or Owner Builder on Investment Property

Builder or Owner Builder on Investment Property

What are you planning on doing? Build a granny flat or renovate one? It's unclear. If you are just renovating what Fair trading laws are you talking about. If you are…

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travelbug
Oct 15, 2013 4:57 pm
Sunny16
Sunny16
15 October 2013

HELP PLEASE

HELP PLEASE

Hey all, would really appreciate some advice we are building a new house and we have noticed the following; specifications on ceiling…

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Sunny16
Oct 15, 2013 9:54 am
Sunny16
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
14 October 2013

Shadow lines vs Traditional Cornices?

Shadow lines vs Traditional Cornices?

What a beautiful entry you have OurLindrum, I'm totally stealing ideas hahaha. Definitely prefer square set to shadow. Looks lovely. If money…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 14, 2013 3:55 pm
qebtel
qebtel
14 October 2013

Timber rot? cause for concern or not???

Timber rot? cause for concern or not???

Nothing worng with that at all. Just standard imperfection for that grade. All good.

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qebtel
Oct 14, 2013 1:02 pm
qebtel
qebtel
14 October 2013

Driveway Concreter Recommendation - Sydney West

Driveway Concreter Recommendation - Sydney West

Any decent concretor will have contacts in the earthworks industry, so get them to arrange excavation it if thats what you want. They know exactly how they want it…

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qebtel
Oct 14, 2013 12:58 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
14 October 2013

SmartFrame joist hangers?

SmartFrame joist hangers?

You may be able to use triple-grips. I've been using these for my decking and they may have enough holes to secure your joists down. Even if you had to drill a couple of…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 14, 2013 11:57 am
Agape
Agape
13 October 2013

A few questions about our staircase

A few questions about our staircase

Thank you so much for the responses, and great idea to visit and measure friend's staircases .... I think a lot of this week will be spent going up and down stairs to see…

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Agape
Oct 13, 2013 9:24 am
Missmeg
Missmeg
12 October 2013

worried about room size

worried about room size

Not to worry! The same thing happened to my house. Your theatre room is almost the exact dimensions as mine which has finished building. It's quite large.

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Missmeg
Oct 12, 2013 8:53 pm
Missmeg
Missmeg
12 October 2013

roof style

roof style

I have a friend who is building in banstown city council with a flat surface roof. It has nothing to do with the council. It is completely out of personal preference. They…

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Missmeg
Oct 12, 2013 8:50 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 October 2013

Quick Question ... Flashing for Windows

Quick Question ... Flashing for Windows

You say rendered brick below and hebel for the top floor but are you talking brick veneer ? If so then yes, flashing should be used to keep water off the timber…

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Stewie D
Oct 11, 2013 9:05 am
av31
av31
11 October 2013

Good small builde in Melbourne Western suburbs

Good small builde in Melbourne Western suburbs

Nothing too crazy, my block is flat, so no dramas there. Its mostly the floorplan, lots of storage, 3 bedrooms on first floor and media, study, living, meals and kitchen…

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av31
Oct 11, 2013 6:54 am


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