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1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
19 September 2013

Bedroom windows

Bedroom windows

I have two floor to ceiling one metre wide awning style windows in my master bedroom which faces the street. Originally I just had wooden wide slat venetians on, however,…

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1sttimebuilding2012
Sep 19, 2013 10:56 pm
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JB1
Sep 19, 2013 10:06 pm
thebuzz
thebuzz
19 September 2013

The Sunday Mail Home Show - $8 Tickets

The Sunday Mail Home Show - $8 Tickets
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Mine still haven't shown up! The ones sent to my PO Box showed up at some point last week.. will just go with the PO Box next time I think!

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thebuzz
Sep 19, 2013 11:04 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 September 2013

Copper Cladding????

Copper Cladding????

LS, send Tevor22 a PM as this will go straight to his email address. His original post was back in June and it looks like he doesn't log in here very often. Stewie

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Stewie D
Sep 18, 2013 6:53 am
travisaus
travisaus
17 September 2013

Having a Large Void - Disadvantages & Issues

Having a Large Void - Disadvantages & Issues

Mine is around 6m*3.5m. I haven't had to change any of the lights as of yet. 4 LED's is plenty (+ the pendent) but I do have 21w, 1100 lumen lights. I don't have any pics…

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travisaus
Sep 17, 2013 2:05 pm
StephenDresty
StephenDresty
16 September 2013

Product to protect top of white goods

Product to protect top of white goods

Well what is the use of using such kind of things? Well cleaning is the best option...May it favorably works for them...

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StephenDresty
Sep 16, 2013 6:58 pm
FionaT
FionaT
15 September 2013

exterior colours - thoughts /suggestions

exterior colours - thoughts /suggestions

We are doing our roof,front door ,garage door and gutters in ironstone as we were told by a 'professional' that its best if these match. Our fascias and downpipes are…

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FionaT
Sep 15, 2013 11:17 pm
xxxKGJxxx
xxxKGJxxx
15 September 2013

Lots of mini bugs in new house! What are they? Damages?

Lots of mini bugs in new house! What are they? Damages?

I only knew as I have seen baby ones before, there was someone who had the same problem and found lots in the roof, hope you get it all sorted..

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xxxKGJxxx
Sep 15, 2013 8:20 pm
xxxKGJxxx
SLee
SLee
15 September 2013

FLOATING STEPS IN GARDEN

FLOATING STEPS IN GARDEN

Yes. Only 4 steps, so we will work out if making multiple frames may be the better option. Thank you for your great advice Stewie. Much appreciated.

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SLee
Sep 15, 2013 3:19 pm
spacey529
spacey529
14 September 2013

land appraisal

land appraisal

We went for a 2nd opinion today. The guy said that the bank should have let us know that the land value is lower than the buying price before the cooling off period of the…

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spacey529
Sep 14, 2013 5:56 pm
tompab
tompab
14 September 2013

Can't find water meter in new house! How deeply buried? etc

Can't find water meter in new house! How deeply buried? etc

Yeah, will contact them on Monday, but it's always such a pain dealing with them. Good to know that it is their problem though, hopefully they won't try and put it on me…

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tompab
Sep 14, 2013 3:05 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
13 September 2013

Cost of Tiling

Cost of Tiling

Some rough costs from quotes I've had: Mitred edge: $15/Metre, $500 flat for 2 bathrooms 600x600 floor no screeding: $40-$60/m2 Bathroom walls/floors: $60-$80/m2 These…

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xxkatxx
Sep 13, 2013 9:03 pm
qebtel
qebtel
13 September 2013

finding an owner builder friendly electrician

finding an owner builder friendly electrician

They are all owner builder friendly if you pay them what they charge.

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qebtel
Sep 13, 2013 8:19 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 September 2013

Show us your theatre / lounge room to win!

Show us your theatre / lounge room to win!

Hey guys, We are giving a bit back! Simply like us on facebook (to enter the competition) and post a picture of your home theatre or lounge room and go in the draw for…

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mattwalker
Sep 13, 2013 11:51 am
mattwalker
dotgif
dotgif
11 September 2013

Clarendon - Fairmont 38

Clarendon - Fairmont 38
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@mick83 - hope the contract meeting went well and you survived signing each and every page in that document, twice over! @AAAHome - how is your journey going, so far? …

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dotgif
Sep 11, 2013 9:07 pm
dotgif
AnthonyR
AnthonyR
11 September 2013

PVC Corner trims on weatherboard house

PVC Corner trims on weatherboard house

Stewie, thats exactly whats on the house at the moment! The weatherboards are actually a fibre/cement type of board, and as far as I can tell, have never been painted,…

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AnthonyR
Sep 11, 2013 4:38 pm
Matergabiae
Matergabiae
11 September 2013

COST OF BUILDING ON SLOPING LAND

COST OF BUILDING ON SLOPING LAND

Hi Shaman, suggest if you are still looking at sloping land, that you do some research on custom builders who work on that kind of terrain in your area and are used to…

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Matergabiae
Sep 11, 2013 10:45 am
Matergabiae
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
11 September 2013

Minor bedroom size?

Minor bedroom size?

In one of ours - what we call the "guest" room - we have a double bed. They look about the same size as a Queen - but give the illusion of more space ... :) Also - a…

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Saint Mike
Sep 11, 2013 6:46 am
Saint Mike
Pedrose
Pedrose
10 September 2013

Everstone Durastone porcelain tiles

Everstone Durastone porcelain tiles

Does anyone have these in their home? We are interested in the polished ones for the tiled areas of our house, including main flooring. Are they easy to keep clean? Do…

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Pedrose
Sep 10, 2013 12:35 pm
Daryl Harvan 1999
Daryl Harvan 1999
10 September 2013

Can you sell your custom designed house plans?

Can you sell your custom designed house plans?

Zero chance the big builders are interested in your plans unfortunately. They have in-house design teams designing to strict requirements so they can advertise cheaply…

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Daryl Harvan 1999
Sep 10, 2013 12:04 pm
StGeorgeBuild
StGeorgeBuild
10 September 2013

Housing prices tipped to increase by 20% in the outer burbs

Housing prices tipped to increase by 20% in the outer burbs

Prices will go up 20%... heck they will even go up 100%. Question is in what timeframe. If you look at house prices in 5 years they could be less than current... but in…

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StGeorgeBuild
Sep 10, 2013 11:48 am
Angied
Angied
9 September 2013

Exterior colour help

Exterior colour help

Hi, we are currently renovating a 1960s Rendered home & having trouble deciding on colour - please help! We are doing a woodland grey colourbOnd roof & thinking surfmist…

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Angied
Sep 09, 2013 9:29 pm
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snuck
Sep 09, 2013 4:24 pm
snuck
deluxes
deluxes
9 September 2013

hanging of shower shelves and towel ladders

hanging of shower shelves and towel ladders

Probably a general handy man or Hire a Hubby service would do the trick. I know you've mentioned previously that your hubby isn't particularly handy at home jobs, but…

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deluxes
Sep 09, 2013 2:16 pm
deluxes
albanga
albanga
9 September 2013

Drainage\Sewage for property - Help!

Drainage\Sewage for property - Help!

Hi All, Thanks for all the great responses. There is actually a development taking place about 10 houses up the road and they are putting together a duplex build. My…

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albanga
Sep 09, 2013 9:15 am
miteq
miteq
9 September 2013

What to do what to do?!!

What to do what to do?!!
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Thank you to everyone for your input. We a mate looking at doing our fence it seems we may still have a little in the kitty to look at the kitchen as well. Exciting times.

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miteq
Sep 09, 2013 8:53 am
Nitro
Nitro
8 September 2013

A budget post, Reality, the tough Mistress

A budget post, Reality, the tough Mistress

A nice reticulation system and garden beds should eat up that 4K pretty quick, but a nice spend for an avid gardener

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Nitro
Sep 08, 2013 11:06 pm
Nitro
Matergabiae
Matergabiae
6 September 2013

Buy Land then look for builder or House&Land package?

Buy Land then look for builder or House&Land package?

There are actually many advantages to finding a builder before you buy land, aside from cost. I'm not talking so much about a house and land package, as actually finding…

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Matergabiae
Sep 06, 2013 1:18 pm
Matergabiae
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Bella
Sep 06, 2013 11:05 am
Bella
travisaus
travisaus
4 September 2013

Getting rid of semi-functioning whitegoods

Getting rid of semi-functioning whitegoods

Put it out the front of your place with a $50 price tag on it... it will be stolen within hours.. However put it there with a "free" sign on it.. it'll sit there for weeks…

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travisaus
Sep 04, 2013 4:43 pm
Mark K
Mark K
4 September 2013

Cdc

Cdc

Hello can someone tell me when you get your complying and devolment certificate do you still have to get a construction certificate or is…

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Mark K
Sep 04, 2013 8:32 am
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
3 September 2013

KDR - Knockdown and rebuild - any tips?

KDR - Knockdown and rebuild - any tips?

Goes without saying but don't knock down whats there until you get your approvals for what you want to build.

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KnockItDown
Sep 03, 2013 10:13 pm
KnockItDown
Mark K
Mark K
3 September 2013

Best Home Design software for views

Best Home Design software for views

I think what you are asking for is definitely possible, however I would consider getting a professional draftsperson who uses 3D BIM software to do it if you are concerned…

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Mark K
Sep 03, 2013 9:49 am
fortheloveofhouses
fortheloveofhouses
3 September 2013

House Paint Quality & BSA Rules

House Paint Quality & BSA Rules

Agreed with Bashworth on the tops of doors. Sketchy on regulations but I would have thought the tops of doors should be painted to prevent moisture damage as well. If you…

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fortheloveofhouses
Sep 03, 2013 8:14 am
Ygtsi
Ygtsi
2 September 2013

Architrave Cracking

Architrave Cracking

I did see them use it in some parts but im guessing they didn't use it on all joints

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Ygtsi
Sep 02, 2013 8:41 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
2 September 2013

A few beginner questions about a new concrete driveway

A few beginner questions about a new concrete driveway

And - if exposed Ag - when they first do it don't assume they've forgotten the stones ... :) I quite like the stencilled look - with colour - maybe like cobblestones - but cement.

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Saint Mike
Sep 02, 2013 5:13 pm
Saint Mike
tsunami
tsunami
2 September 2013

Hot water heater installation cost

Hot water heater installation cost

What is a normal hot water heater installation cost in Sydney? I need a hot water heater system replaced. I currently have 80L Rheem heater.

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tsunami
Sep 02, 2013 1:15 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
2 September 2013

wall hanging rails - walk in

wall hanging rails - walk in

Hi, need some advice on how about to hang some rails off a wall for hanging clothing... My idea would be to get brackets and bolt them into the studs and run a beam across…

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NEWLYWEDS
Sep 02, 2013 12:55 pm
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Jasgirl
Aug 31, 2013 6:00 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
31 August 2013

Replacing French doors with sliding doors....

Replacing French doors with sliding doors....

Thanks for the input guys. So clearly not a simple replacement job..... and at no point in time did I contemplate it to be a DIY job..... just didn't think it would…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 31, 2013 5:22 pm
reaver
reaver
30 August 2013

Liquid limestone or limecrete driveway - got pics to share?

Liquid limestone or limecrete driveway - got pics to share?

We're interested in using limecrete for our driveway. Share some pics if you're willing :)

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reaver
Aug 30, 2013 11:52 am
reaver
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 August 2013

Which brand to buy a steam mop for brand new hardwood floor?

Which brand to buy a steam mop for brand new hardwood floor?

What is the hardwood floor coated in - poly or natural oil like Tung oil ? If it is coated in oil I wouldn't be using a steam mop on it. Stewie

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Stewie D
Aug 30, 2013 9:03 am
madison88
madison88
27 August 2013

Blue Steel Flash Bricks - opinions needed

Blue Steel Flash Bricks - opinions needed

[imgHi guys, We originally wanted to go with bowral blue bricks for our home until we were told about the $12000 upgrade it would cost…

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madison88
Aug 27, 2013 8:20 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
26 August 2013

Need yellow tongue for cabling

Need yellow tongue for cabling

Cbboyz send me a PM if a site in black rock helps

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builderforlife
Aug 26, 2013 8:32 pm
builderforlife
FionaT
FionaT
23 August 2013

Difference in quality of blinds

Difference in quality of blinds

Thanks so much for all your replys,you've been very helpful :-)

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FionaT
Aug 23, 2013 11:43 pm
kats_meow
kats_meow
23 August 2013

need adivice for my building

need adivice for my building

As above, you need to get lawyer who specialises in this area. You will also need to get an independent building inspector in. When requesting your report, ensure that…

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kats_meow
Aug 23, 2013 6:57 pm


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