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MartinSmith
Dec 05, 2013 6:04 am
MartinSmith
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Sunshine2013
Dec 04, 2013 9:33 pm
Sunshine2013
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
4 December 2013

Pink Sono Batts Soundproofing batts

Pink Sono Batts Soundproofing batts

Thanks for the response Stewie :D The wall isn't huge. It's 4840mm x 2700mm high.

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HomeAngels
Dec 04, 2013 6:48 pm
HomeAngels
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 December 2013

Townhouse development

Townhouse development

I don't have a clue but if I was in your shoes I'd have a chat to your accountant. He/she may have some other suggestions too about how to minimise your exposure to tax…

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Stewie D
Dec 04, 2013 5:56 am
webjockey
webjockey
3 December 2013

Please review my floor plan

Please review my floor plan

Heres to the link to new sketch from architect with changes discussed in last 2 days. https://www.dropbox.com/s/natc4ly37jli66m/newsketch.jpg I guess I can take at…

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webjockey
Dec 03, 2013 8:30 pm
Lourance
Lourance
3 December 2013

Best Use of Easement Land

Best Use of Easement Land

Depends on what type of easement but generally yes. All you need to do is apply for a permit with the relevant authority (ie sewage - water board etc), but if they need…

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Lourance
Dec 03, 2013 8:29 pm
trixee
trixee
3 December 2013

Orientation Question

Orientation Question

I've got a block that has the rear yard facing NE and am getting a custom design through an architect, who is pretty confident that the design will achieve a 9 star…

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trixee
Dec 02, 2013 11:50 pm
trixee
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
2 December 2013

Favourite WA suppliers

Favourite WA suppliers

I'm NOR so only really been around here but for tiles I'd go to European ceramics in Osborne Park, their real prices are much cheaper than what is on the tiles. There are…

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xxkatxx
Dec 02, 2013 6:32 pm
FairmontSAcustom
FairmontSAcustom
2 December 2013

Concrete slab question

Concrete slab question

Thanks adgn, I did wonder if they were levelling the floor. Thanks for giving me the specific term, I will google it :) On the weekend I further noted that they have…

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FairmontSAcustom
Dec 02, 2013 9:13 am
qebtel
qebtel
2 December 2013

Site boundaries

Site boundaries

And you should read these…

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qebtel
Dec 02, 2013 7:29 am
bashworth
bashworth
1 December 2013

Cantilevered staircase

Cantilevered staircase

Anything from 10 to 50 times as much as a traditional staircase depending on what you really want. The stairs at this link (

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bashworth
Dec 01, 2013 6:51 am
bashworth

Hi You could set it up against a wall and use a tape measure and straight edge to get the…

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toecutter
Nov 30, 2013 5:00 pm

Hi i cannot help with a business that has these but you could get a sheet metal business to bend a couple up for you. toe *edit: it wouldnt be hard to make them…

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toecutter
Nov 30, 2013 4:50 pm
Keef Wivaneff
Keef Wivaneff
29 November 2013

solar powered house??????

solar powered house??????
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Well...it took a long time but SunCube is TOTALLY BUSTED Just a gigantic SCAM. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgJlMwEoO6c

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Keef Wivaneff
Nov 29, 2013 11:50 am
qebtel
qebtel
29 November 2013

Anyone bought from bestsheds.com.au?

Anyone bought from bestsheds.com.au?

The frame looks identical to one I bought from http://www.cheapsheds.com.au via Ebay. IF its the same one, its a Spanbuilt Shed. They are about the cheapest around, and it…

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qebtel
Nov 29, 2013 11:24 am
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
29 November 2013

Cladding: Vinyl vs fibre cement vs ?

Cladding: Vinyl vs fibre cement vs ?

Why not weatherboard for the top story? They have nice profiles. I think cement looks horrible. It has no endearing qualities at all to me.

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mynameisjonas
Nov 29, 2013 9:50 am
wakudoki
wakudoki
28 November 2013

What's on the brick?

What's on the brick?

How bout just paint? Looks to be the same colour as the adjacent wall?

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wakudoki
Nov 28, 2013 10:50 pm
JackT
JackT
28 November 2013

Exterior colour advice

Exterior colour advice

Hello vinovanessa, White is always good but if you can post some images then we will give you better advice according to your home.

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JackT
Nov 28, 2013 10:22 pm
JackT
JackT
JackT
28 November 2013

Ceilings

Ceilings

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JackT
Nov 28, 2013 10:10 pm
JackT
JackT
JackT
28 November 2013

Building New Home

Building New Home

Hello Delboy, It is depend on your contract. an item The builder is obliged to carry out or not

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JackT
Nov 28, 2013 10:06 pm
JackT
JackT
JackT
28 November 2013

approval for existing deck

approval for existing deck

Hello Jeremy_77, Approval comes from a council admin. you have no choice or other way to approved.

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JackT
Nov 28, 2013 9:58 pm
JackT
B STAR
B STAR
27 November 2013

plaster has yellow patches - normal?

plaster has yellow patches - normal?

Could it be that the first coat is a different colour to the topcoat and once the sanding has been done you can see patches of the first coat…

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B STAR
Nov 27, 2013 11:28 am
Bek21w
Bek21w
26 November 2013

Building in Hunter Region with Coral Homes

Building in Hunter Region with Coral Homes

So an update.....we have just paid to have a floor plan and tender drawn up for a double storey (Bronte 40 - with changes). After seeing the final plan plotted on our land…

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Bek21w
Nov 26, 2013 9:58 pm
travelbug
travelbug
26 November 2013

1930s wool carpet: worried about asbestos underneath

1930s wool carpet: worried about asbestos underneath

I didn't realise you didn't know there was asbestos in underlay so assumed you were asking regarding the "I'm…

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travelbug
Nov 26, 2013 4:07 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 November 2013

Progress payment issues

Progress payment issues

I'd be worried about a builder who needs such a small amount of money. We're talking 5% !!! Does he work on a job to job basis ?

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Saint Mike
Nov 24, 2013 5:54 pm
Saint Mike
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Dispute with builder over increase to contract price.

Dispute with builder over increase to contract price.

Sometimes it is best to begin with the view that not all contractors or builders are bad. Ask questions but begin with some faith. cheers

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 5:33 pm
leighton
wasabi
wasabi
24 November 2013

3 Level Floor plans ?

3 Level Floor plans ?

thank you i will…

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wasabi
Nov 24, 2013 5:28 pm
wasabi
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Contract Q's

Contract Q's

Best to get a solicitor to read it. Try and work with your builder, though. cheers

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 5:21 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Kitchen rangehood external vent not installed

Kitchen rangehood external vent not installed
1, 2

I think you will find that they do have to do it, missed or not. I did one of these jobs myself and it only took about an hour. This depends of course on how exactly one…

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 5:20 pm
leighton
deak
deak
24 November 2013

BOUTIQUE post build support

BOUTIQUE post build support

Hi all, PADAMS2012 thanks for the update on your house after 1 year. Good to know about the water tap at the front because we noticed our one is a little bit bent and…

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deak
Nov 24, 2013 11:27 am
qebtel
qebtel
23 November 2013

How to get person who built slapdash fence to fix it?

How to get person who built slapdash fence to fix it?

fence that has been built by someone with questionable renovating knowledge.? I don't want to go into too much detail about how this came…

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qebtel
Nov 23, 2013 8:38 pm
Travb81
Travb81
23 November 2013

House roof creaking and floor cracks/gaps.

House roof creaking and floor cracks/gaps.

Interested to know how you get on. And good advice re an independent party, I was going to get a couple underpinning subbys to have a look at my issue HD

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Travb81
Nov 23, 2013 6:57 pm
Art
Art
22 November 2013

Online council DA approval websites

Online council DA approval websites

Thanks guys. Re costs: it's definitely something I have noticed too. Initial DA comes in without a builder listed, at say, 400k, but then when they submit the CC a few…

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Art
Nov 22, 2013 8:22 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 November 2013

double brick vs brick veneer R2.0 insulation.

double brick vs brick veneer R2.0 insulation.

Good choice lalabk, you've done your homework. Good luck with the build. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 21, 2013 6:52 pm
oncewerefurriers
oncewerefurriers
20 November 2013

Dulux Acratex Coventry Course Render Colour Too Dark

Dulux Acratex Coventry Course Render Colour Too Dark

It shouldn't be too much of a problem. You can get a different colour topcoat. Just make sure it is Dulux 955 Acrashield. This is similar to a paint coat (applied by…

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oncewerefurriers
Nov 20, 2013 8:09 pm
AiryFairy
AiryFairy
20 November 2013

Land registered?

Land registered?

Thanks Robbie. That looks promising Will dig out the required numbers tomorrow :D

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AiryFairy
Nov 19, 2013 11:15 pm
bradster181
bradster181
19 November 2013

Bamboo Flooring near Wet Areas

Bamboo Flooring near Wet Areas

We have done so also, it's all laid and ready to go but we do not move in until Friday to see how it stands up to real world living. Absolutely love the look and feel…

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bradster181
Nov 19, 2013 1:39 pm
bradster181
kez+pete
kez+pete
18 November 2013

BAL 12.5 NSW

BAL 12.5 NSW

Thank you so much for your replies. I am hoping that they will get back to us with a firm price this week. I will post it when I get it. Thanks again! :)

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kez+pete
Nov 18, 2013 5:04 pm
kez+pete
marisa@artilux
marisa@artilux
18 November 2013

Bal12.5 bifold flyscreen?

Bal12.5 bifold flyscreen?

Hi - ausdesign is right. According to the AWA Australian Window Association, french doors, bi-fold doors and sliding doors are not required to be screened to comply with…

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marisa@artilux
Nov 18, 2013 3:21 pm
crosso
crosso
17 November 2013

Any one building in oran park stage 2 b

Any one building in oran park stage 2 b

nah 2b still delayed dunno why they said last week was in council and land titles this week hopefully registers soon

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crosso
Nov 17, 2013 5:18 pm
Louise01
Louise01
17 November 2013

QLD/Brisbane house builder- options/experiences.. Caboolture

QLD/Brisbane house builder- options/experiences.. Caboolture

Thanks Saint Mike and TheBuzz. I hadnt thought of Plantation or Bold. Looks likes we've found our land though!! 1.5ac Upper Caboolture. Build next year but definitely…

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Louise01
Nov 17, 2013 10:45 am
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
16 November 2013

No hot water from Hot Water System

No hot water from Hot Water System

It was there in plain sight. I've had problems with not seeing the wood for the trees - but this was a ridiculous example. How did you go? I presume you have hot water by…

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cornellengineers
Nov 16, 2013 5:32 pm
cornellengineers
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
16 November 2013

Will a door here work??

Will a door here work??

Thanks for the input everyone. We have come full circle and decided to stick with just replacing the window. Having a door was going to be too much extra/unplanned for…

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How Hard Can it Be
Nov 16, 2013 1:46 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
16 November 2013

Soundproofing our bathroom

Soundproofing our bathroom

Re done! Only did one wall though. Last attempt, one packet of the thermal insulation almost completed the whole bathroom (had to open the 2nd packet just to do a small…

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How Hard Can it Be
Nov 16, 2013 1:41 pm
Wandin Valley
Wandin Valley
16 November 2013

Flooring questions

Flooring questions

My Timber Floor is coming from Wholesale Timber Flooring in Rockingham. It hasnt been laid yet.

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Wandin Valley
Nov 16, 2013 7:05 am
Wandin Valley
FairmontSAcustom
FairmontSAcustom
15 November 2013

Gyprock question

Gyprock question

Ah. thank you for clarifying as I wasn't sure. We asked for no architrave as I wasn't keen on having timber windows and an architrave as thought it might be too 'busy'. …

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FairmontSAcustom
Nov 15, 2013 8:27 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
15 November 2013

Which bricks is this?

Which bricks is this?

You could do a DA search on the street address of the house via the local council website and see if the name of the brick was denoted in the DA submission.

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KnockItDown
Nov 15, 2013 10:04 am
KnockItDown
33amc
33amc
14 November 2013

Carport over concrete driveway....

Carport over concrete driveway....

Why don't you just cast the stirrups into the slap with a 350x350x900 deep pier footing? Then just put a pot plant or something next to it to disguise it? Try and avoid…

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33amc
Nov 14, 2013 8:01 pm


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