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Lex
Lex
17 April 2014

What sort of lawn grass is this?

What sort of lawn grass is this?

Anna, why are you asking the question? Do you plan to get rid of them anyway? To figure the sort, I would like to see how does it look like at the kerb. Any more pics??

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Lex
Apr 17, 2014 8:11 pm
Lex
Si Deziner
Si Deziner
17 April 2014

Triangular Shaped Lot

Triangular Shaped Lot

Hi Summerland, Have you got any further with your situation? If you'd like to PM me with a copy of the site plan I can have a look at it for you if you like?!? Over a…

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Si Deziner
Apr 17, 2014 7:55 pm
Si Deziner
Si Deziner
16 April 2014

Home design for acreage with lounge at one end

Home design for acreage with lounge at one end

Hi NaomiCroft, Do you mean like an L shaped house? Look at "The Beechworth 327" at www.homedesigncentral.com.au It's one of their Tranquility Collection…

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Si Deziner
Apr 16, 2014 6:38 pm
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Krisssy
Apr 16, 2014 4:01 pm

We had one at our last place and now one at our new place too… in the bedrooms. We went with other types of fans for the other rooms… the fanaways are almost silent,…

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mynameisjonas
Apr 16, 2014 11:15 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
16 April 2014

Covering concrete

Covering concrete

Jackhammer it up and replace it otherwise it is just like painting over rust - it'll look good for a month and then the rust shows through…

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Saint Mike
Apr 16, 2014 10:28 am
Saint Mike
Super Nes
Super Nes
16 April 2014

Colorbond Cedar garage doors photos required please.

Colorbond Cedar garage doors photos required please.
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They tried to charge us $475 for our timberlook garage. Lucky I knew our specs back to front and wasn't actually charged anything because it was in fact already included.

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Super Nes
Apr 16, 2014 1:56 am
qebtel
qebtel
13 April 2014

Pursuing damages for buyers terminating unconditional contra

Pursuing damages for buyers terminating unconditional contra

A contract is a business deal, and a promise which must be honoured. You must take action when called for , not keep acquiescing to recalcitrant buyers requests. You made…

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qebtel
Apr 13, 2014 1:05 pm
Wandin Valley
Wandin Valley
13 April 2014

retrofit polished concrete flooring

retrofit polished concrete flooring

Seriously Ive looking at polished concrete for years. Its great but a bit of fashion ATM. I'd be looking into high quality Large polished tiles, I reackon they look even…

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Wandin Valley
Apr 13, 2014 6:49 am
Wandin Valley
kexkez
kexkez
12 April 2014

Electrical supply to my shed

Electrical supply to my shed

ok I think the discuss has reached a good conclusion. Given that a few seemed to have now decided to argue the point. it's time for this thread to be closed. Thank you…

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kexkez
Apr 12, 2014 4:54 pm
kexkez
KGsGirl
KGsGirl
12 April 2014

real estate referrals

real estate referrals

It isn't illegal but possibly questionable as to his motives. I would personally use someone independent from the agent completely as you don't know what motives the…

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KGsGirl
Apr 12, 2014 3:48 pm
KGsGirl
Keffufal
Keffufal
10 April 2014

Sheds

Sheds

I am currently chasing up some testimonials for Best Sheds, but I have to say that their customer service is pretty good so far, always reply to emails within a few hours…

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Keffufal
Apr 10, 2014 10:42 pm
Keffufal
oldchippy
oldchippy
10 April 2014

Decking roof beam span

Decking roof beam span

depends on the length and spacing of the rafters as well as the type of (weight) of roofing (ie)laserlite,iron,tiles,etc. That is a long span,and I would assume you would…

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oldchippy
Apr 10, 2014 3:12 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 April 2014

Sliding Window Rubber

Sliding Window Rubber

Have you contacted the manufacturer of your windows ? You would also probably get more replies if you posted this in the windows and door section viewforum.php?f=23 Stewie

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Stewie D
Apr 09, 2014 8:00 am
Nibbles55
Nibbles55
8 April 2014

Looking for feedback on BuyBuildingSupplies.com.au

Looking for feedback on BuyBuildingSupplies.com.au

Hi there, I'm looking to buy some insulation batts from buybuildingsupplies.com.au. Their prices are hard to beat, even with the cost of delivery added on, and the batts…

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Nibbles55
Apr 08, 2014 11:40 pm
Stive
Stive
8 April 2014

Should I turn my apartment study into a 2nd bedroom??

Should I turn my apartment study into a 2nd bedroom??
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Does your bathroom have a window? It looks a similar size to the study and there is obviously plumbing to the laundry so swapping them might be…

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Stive
Apr 08, 2014 3:56 pm
greenstripe
greenstripe
8 April 2014

Cutting Roller blinds to fit windows?

Cutting Roller blinds to fit windows?

Hi All Just following up - well I did this on the bandsaw and it worked very well. No fraying or grabbing and I have a nice smooth edge. I wrapped the cut site in…

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greenstripe
Apr 08, 2014 3:28 pm
WearingThin
WearingThin
8 April 2014

Regency Homes - Kirwan Qld

Regency Homes - Kirwan Qld

Same principal, different name http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/About_us/News_and_events/Whats_new/Zen_homes.page

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WearingThin
Apr 08, 2014 9:40 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 April 2014

Carpenter rates

Carpenter rates

If you do a search on the forums you will get a few hits. If you also go to the OB section and trawl through some of the older threads, there are a few there regarding…

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Stewie D
Apr 08, 2014 8:21 am
Justintime
Justintime
8 April 2014

How can I figure out rafter spacing in my flat roof?

How can I figure out rafter spacing in my flat roof?

Unscrew a roof sheet and have a look. You dont know if ceiling battens have been used which are normally at 450c so you could get a false reading. good luck

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Justintime
Apr 08, 2014 1:58 am
trixee
trixee
6 April 2014

Double Storey Facade?!? HELP!!

Double Storey Facade?!? HELP!!

You could try livening it up with some feature stone or tile on the portico, although it might be hard to find something that will tie in with red brick.

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trixee
Apr 06, 2014 9:38 pm
trixee
aquanow
aquanow
6 April 2014

Dektite where to buy in sydney

Dektite where to buy in sydney

Thx stewie, You are the man. Will get it from the hardware superstore. Cheers mate

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aquanow
Apr 06, 2014 7:21 pm
Perth Dream
Perth Dream
6 April 2014

Cottage display homes in Perth

Cottage display homes in Perth

butler and then trinity(alkimos) have a few also in white man edge

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Perth Dream
Apr 06, 2014 1:07 pm
Perth Dream
qebtel
qebtel
6 April 2014

Shed wall on boundary being used as a retaining wall- advice

Shed wall on boundary being used as a retaining wall- advice

Your option is the same as any such boundary dispute 1. Talk to the Centre Manager/Director in person, and tell them you will follow up with a written notice (for legal…

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qebtel
Apr 06, 2014 10:54 am
stellabella
stellabella
6 April 2014

ideas needed for design style

ideas needed for design style

100% agree with the above - start by creating ideabooks/boards on Houzz and Pinterest and use them for inspiration. I don't know what type of layout and how extreme…

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stellabella
Apr 06, 2014 10:21 am
stellabella
jonno
jonno
5 April 2014

Easy way to refit alum. flyscreens.

Easy way to refit alum. flyscreens.

Usually slide the top and left edges in first. Once those parts are in the grooves then hit or nudge the screen upwards into the top cavity. Then you can push it in flush…

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jonno
Apr 05, 2014 2:06 am
jonno
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 April 2014

Drilling through limestone?

Drilling through limestone?

A core drill with a 60-70mm bit ( the drill bit is like a hollow steel tube with diamond bits embedded into the leading edge of the bit ) . How neat does the hole have to…

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Stewie D
Apr 04, 2014 3:22 pm
deluxes
deluxes
3 April 2014

Soil Tests

Soil Tests

Ours was 14 business days from the day the engineers went to site, till we had the report and costings back from the builder. So, just over 2.5 weeks.

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deluxes
Apr 03, 2014 12:28 pm
deluxes
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rlogikal
Apr 02, 2014 11:14 pm
rlogikal
mikkyG
mikkyG
2 April 2014

Rendering Pine Retaining Wall

Rendering Pine Retaining Wall

Yeah render over pine won't go. A cement sheet veneer does sound like the easiest solution.

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mikkyG
Apr 02, 2014 9:09 pm
Liliana
Liliana
2 April 2014

Decks at risk of collapse

Decks at risk of collapse

I don't think this was motivated by any conspiracy in the housing industry. I would simply take it as a reminder to go out and check the deck. Also I think there is a…

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Liliana
Apr 02, 2014 3:40 pm
Liliana
Liliana
1 April 2014

Ant dirt

Ant dirt

Okay. Thanks qebtel.

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Liliana
Apr 01, 2014 1:45 pm
bashworth
bashworth
30 March 2014

Notice of Completion

Notice of Completion

The normal situation is that you carry out a Practical Completion Inspection PCI (See http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/01/pra ... nspection/ ) in which all the items that…

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bashworth
Mar 30, 2014 7:52 pm
bashworth
Windywellington
Windywellington
29 March 2014

Height of rangehood

Height of rangehood

Thanks. That's just what I wanted to know. I have now covered all the supports etc with stainless steel, and will make sure I clean the filter regularly. If it catches…

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Windywellington
Mar 29, 2014 1:47 pm
rleishman
rleishman
28 March 2014

Loft Conversion - Getting Started

Loft Conversion - Getting Started

Hi Homeone'ers, this is my first post here so I apologise in advance if I don't get everything right. My wife and I are starting to talk seriously about a loft…

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rleishman
Mar 28, 2014 10:46 am
TinaG
TinaG
27 March 2014

Selecting colours

Selecting colours

We drove around through many new estates to see what colours we liked, and what colours we didn't. Take photos. envisage allows you to have a play too -

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TinaG
Mar 27, 2014 12:31 pm
Team PD
Team PD
27 March 2014

New Porter Davis Display - Saltwater Coast

New Porter Davis Display - Saltwater Coast

On display at Saltwater Coast is our brand new Brookwater design from our Prestige range which will be in fierce competition with the Waldorf and no doubt super…

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Team PD
Mar 27, 2014 12:57 am
Team PD
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 March 2014

Building Costs increase in last 10 years

Building Costs increase in last 10 years

Using historical sales results of individual houses to gauge price increases is misleading as the land values have increased. Builders do not build the…

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Stewie D
Mar 26, 2014 2:16 pm
wwwhistler
wwwhistler
26 March 2014

cant decide to build or renovate

cant decide to build or renovate

I've lived in both Holland Park and Rochedale, and am now building in Rochedale. We renovated a lovely post-war in Holland Park - a great investment. But for us, long…

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wwwhistler
Mar 26, 2014 1:57 pm
jenathome
jenathome
26 March 2014

Party Wall issue

Party Wall issue

ok, now I understand. So isn't it just a case of having weepholes and flashings just above the lower roof? That way any excess moisture could leave through the weepholes…

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jenathome
Mar 26, 2014 10:35 am
jenathome
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
25 March 2014

VCAT (Victoria) - helpful for building dispute resolution?

VCAT (Victoria) - helpful for building dispute resolution?

Hi kats_meow I've been the engineer that provided evidence to tribunals in Queensland a few times. From what I have seen, the tribunals offer an excellent service when all…

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cornellengineers
Mar 25, 2014 9:31 pm
cornellengineers
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hash_nanay
Mar 25, 2014 6:47 pm
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nemisis
Mar 25, 2014 12:02 pm
hgmonaro
hgmonaro
25 March 2014

Instant hot water not holding temp - told it's normal??

Instant hot water not holding temp - told it's normal??

we have one and it does what your experiencing if the flow is too slow. The way we operate it is set the temp to 44ish and pretty much use 'full hot' (I use a little bit…

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hgmonaro
Mar 25, 2014 9:47 am
beknjohn
beknjohn
24 March 2014

Bunnings Zone Blinds

Bunnings Zone Blinds

We have looked at zone blinds as they relatively inexpensive. But I will keep this in mind. Iseekblinds seems to be better value.

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beknjohn
Mar 24, 2014 7:31 am
beknjohn
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
23 March 2014

Raising fence height - legality?

Raising fence height - legality?

There's heights and heights. Colour bond often comes in two heights - I think it might be 1.8 and 1.6. Not sure. But - many people "raise" it by having treated sleepers…

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Saint Mike
Mar 23, 2014 3:49 pm
Saint Mike
DomGu3053078
DomGu3053078
22 March 2014

Painting a stainless steel garden shed

Painting a stainless steel garden shed

Need help with what process we should follow to ensure the paint sticks and does not peel later. We have scoured the shed and are unsure whether to add a primer like…

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DomGu3053078
Mar 22, 2014 12:25 pm
mwccl
mwccl
21 March 2014

Should I mirror my design? Advice on house orientation pls.

Should I mirror my design? Advice on house orientation pls.
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I'm a bit late to join the fray, but thought I'd dare offer you a little support! I wonder if you have already made your decision. We…

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mwccl
Mar 21, 2014 3:58 pm
Nibbles55
Nibbles55
21 March 2014

Best insulation for flat metal roof

Best insulation for flat metal roof

Thanks Stewie. Good news is the leak didn't recur in last night's showers, though I had the bucket lined up in case, so I am not so stressed about everything. I also…

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Nibbles55
Mar 21, 2014 11:35 am


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