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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
33amc
33amc
14 November 2013

South Facing Deck-Modwood

South Facing Deck-Modwood

Depends where you are, dampness isn't a problem in QLD for eg. Use real timber, I cant stand that modwood and other similar products. It looks crap, and is a pain to…

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33amc
Nov 14, 2013 7:56 pm
Brandon2013
Brandon2013
14 November 2013

Reverse flush gutter to downpipe

Reverse flush gutter to downpipe

Stratco solution is the better solution. and is cleaner. There is also the issue of having to much water collection for one downpipe. It would…

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Brandon2013
Nov 14, 2013 3:41 pm
doohan777
doohan777
14 November 2013

Rebuild with Alkira homes

Rebuild with Alkira homes

How did the builds go? Any feedback appreciated!

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doohan777
Nov 14, 2013 3:50 am
Cameron32
Cameron32
13 November 2013

Exterior Colours - Advice

Exterior Colours - Advice

use PHOTOBUCKET.COM for upload images

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Cameron32
Nov 13, 2013 1:43 pm
Cameron32
action2096
action2096
13 November 2013

Fascia Barge Board Services - Sydney Area

Fascia Barge Board Services - Sydney Area

Hi, We have recently purchased a house and the ends of some of the fascias/barge boards are water damaged and starting to decay. I am planning to either replace them or…

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action2096
Nov 13, 2013 9:41 am
d@n
d@n
11 November 2013

Exterior colour scheme help please!!!

Exterior colour scheme help please!!!

Ok... would it help if I said the house is for a bush block on 4 acres? Im not very familiar With warm and cool greys etc.. but I do like the…

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d@n
Nov 11, 2013 8:00 pm
Lourance
Lourance
11 November 2013

Is it easy to lay tile on patio concrete?

Is it easy to lay tile on patio concrete?

Depends on how big the tiles are.. the bigger they are the more level the surface you need.

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Lourance
Nov 11, 2013 6:24 pm
mirz
mirz
11 November 2013

Exposed Aggregate in garage?

Exposed Aggregate in garage?

Thanks for that, reckon our would be around 35-40 sqm.

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mirz
Nov 11, 2013 4:42 pm
mirz

I did some gyprock work to the wall a few months…

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hfwangoz
Nov 11, 2013 3:55 pm
building-expert
building-expert
11 November 2013

Getting A Tradie

Getting A Tradie
1, 2

As someone who has spent a lifetime working with trades i can tell you that vast majority are ordinary decent people who just want to work, earn their money and support…

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building-expert
Nov 11, 2013 3:16 pm
building-expert
sashR
sashR
11 November 2013

Who is building with Long Island Homes?

Who is building with Long Island Homes?

I moved into my new home built by Long Island Homes about 7 months ago. Very good builders with reasonable price. Communication can be a problem... but hey every other…

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sashR
Nov 11, 2013 3:05 pm
brettv
brettv
11 November 2013

"Luxe Creme" Tiles - Needed

"Luxe Creme" Tiles - Needed

Hi All, I've been trying to find a few spare 400 x 400 tiles everywhere and have seen a few posts here some at homeone. We moved into a 4 year old home that has 2…

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brettv
Nov 11, 2013 2:49 pm
mb21
mb21
9 November 2013

Exterior colour advice

Exterior colour advice

Sorry should have given better detains on the design. As we are in flood zone the house will be approx 700mm above natural ground level. The ground floor was originally…

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mb21
Nov 09, 2013 4:17 pm
travelbug
travelbug
9 November 2013

how to remove the oil-based paint from wall?

how to remove the oil-based paint from wall?

This is why it is always better to do a job properly in the first place. You'll have to sand it off. Not easy and time consuming. Lesson learnt I hope.

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travelbug
Nov 09, 2013 7:06 am
Cameron32
Cameron32
7 November 2013

Neighbor Builder delivering and Dumping on our land!

Neighbor Builder delivering and Dumping on our land!

:: :: well said phipps :: :: My next door dumped frames, i made a complaint to his…

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Cameron32
Nov 07, 2013 6:30 pm
Cameron32
StartingOut
StartingOut
7 November 2013

Fence uprights anchored into rock retaining wall?

Fence uprights anchored into rock retaining wall?

Thanks for the help, that makes sense. Assuming all the posts lined up nicely enough and they are all well set, would this likely be strong enough for, say, a child to…

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StartingOut
Nov 07, 2013 4:25 pm
Babak
Babak
7 November 2013

Toilet door size

Toilet door size

I don't think if we can install cavity sliding door, because the frame has already been done. I was thinking if it is worth it to convince the general manager and change…

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Babak
Nov 07, 2013 2:10 pm
tezzab
tezzab
6 November 2013

MagRoc

MagRoc

Looked into it for a long time. Still not readily available commercially, awaiting BCA approval apparently. Does seem like a very good product. several new similar options…

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tezzab
Nov 06, 2013 9:35 pm
tezzab
kek
kek
6 November 2013

Cost per square metre

Cost per square metre

I'm locking this thread, as the original post has been duplicated in several forums. Please add any further replies to the thread in the Home Renovation forum…

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kek
Nov 06, 2013 2:12 pm
kek
Iceprincess-Li
Iceprincess-Li
6 November 2013

Solution please.. arched windows with venetian blinds?

Solution please.. arched windows with venetian blinds?

Thanks Candy, I actually got a private message suggesting fan venetians which I really like. Will get some prices and see how expensive that is :) Would love to see how you…

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Iceprincess-Li
Nov 06, 2013 9:50 am
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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


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