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Sanna
Sanna
12 January 2014

Getting a cubby from the neighbours: not so simple!

Getting a cubby from the neighbours: not so simple!

Hi so sorry but I'm laughing my head off! Ok so about 10 years ago we sold our cubby to strangers from what used to be the trading post! Our housed backed onto council…

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Sanna
Jan 12, 2014 8:44 pm
Sanna
Sanna
12 January 2014

Linen Cupboard

Linen Cupboard

All on your builder, some won't budge once they have started, hopefully you have a flexible builder who will throw it in, particularly if your spending $$$$$$$$$$ some of…

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Sanna
Jan 12, 2014 6:54 pm
seabreezewaikiki
seabreezewaikiki
12 January 2014

Trades or Company you used in Rockingham/Baldivis/Wellard

Trades or Company you used in Rockingham/Baldivis/Wellard

Hi, just after some recommendation on the trades/company you used in the Rockingham/Baldivis/Wellard/Port Kennedy/Mandurah area (or nearby). We plan to do the following…

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seabreezewaikiki
Jan 12, 2014 5:39 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
12 January 2014

Closing off a dinning room with a stud wall

Closing off a dinning room with a stud wall

No expert here, but we have ornate cornices in some of our rooms. 'Most' (or some) styles can be purchased (google). You would just need to cut it/mitre it and make sure…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jan 12, 2014 4:51 pm
greatch
greatch
12 January 2014

Price negotiations with volume builders

Price negotiations with volume builders

Hi maximus... thankyou a very helpfull tip. Best

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greatch
Jan 12, 2014 9:53 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
10 January 2014

Volume Builders...Who's who

Volume Builders...Who's who

Just wanted to let you guys know what I've found out about the who's who in the volume builder scene. VIC ONLY Homebuyers centre is with Boutique 8 Homes is with Urban…

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Crazyk
Jan 10, 2014 11:49 am
Crazyk
maximus
maximus
9 January 2014

Building home with a private builder SYDNEY

Building home with a private builder SYDNEY

Contract and private builders are really one and the same. ( although some specialise in specific types of home ) - some focus in $$$ builds - some do project-style…

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maximus
Jan 09, 2014 7:57 pm
maximus
snuck
snuck
8 January 2014

Rats in roof

Rats in roof

FYI - They HATE the smell of peppermint oil. If you know where they are tracking, pop some down. As well as Moth balls/napthalene - our shed is…

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snuck
Jan 08, 2014 9:51 pm
snuck
FionaT
FionaT
8 January 2014

Final walkthrough/what to expect?

Final walkthrough/what to expect?

Plunkett are new where I am so no display home.Brian I have bought one of your pci reports to take with us but might look into the cost of an inspector as well. Thanks for…

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FionaT
Jan 08, 2014 6:18 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 January 2014

Anyone used Leafbusters recently - 2013?

Anyone used Leafbusters recently - 2013?

The biggest problems are with the fine mesh leaf guards. You are better off having a mesh with wider apertures that won't block. I have seen weeds growing in fine mesh…

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SaveH2O
Jan 08, 2014 5:53 pm
SaveH2O
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 January 2014

Detecting ambiant level of asbestos

Detecting ambiant level of asbestos

Apparently asbestos is quite a heavy type of particle so unless you have a fair amount of unpainted fibro walls and ceilings that are constantly being brushed or scratched…

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Stewie D
Jan 08, 2014 1:34 pm
old womble
old womble
7 January 2014

Build not finished in time!

Build not finished in time!

I am about to have this issue too. Build completion date is supposedly 5/2/14 but we aren't even at lock up yet!! ::hyst:: Same company is buidling a house 2 houses away which…

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old womble
Jan 07, 2014 10:30 pm
bashworth
bashworth
7 January 2014

Sewage waste law changes in victoria

Sewage waste law changes in victoria

There is not a lot you can do on the existing block unless the local water authority decides it will provide reticulated sewerage to your area. The only other option is…

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bashworth
Jan 07, 2014 9:46 pm
bashworth
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steevo
Jan 06, 2014 3:29 pm
bpratt
bpratt
5 January 2014

Are hallways a waste of space in a house design?

Are hallways a waste of space in a house design?
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If you can't "get rid of" the hallway, consider the idea of a door way to close the hallway off from the main family/living room, especially if you are either in cool or…

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bpratt
Jan 05, 2014 11:14 am

Hi All, I have an outdoor space that I am hoping to build some bench seats into (preferably as storage boxes too) but am unsure what materials would be best suited. As…

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McReidy
Jan 04, 2014 1:58 pm
McReidy
mwccl
mwccl
2 January 2014

Adding an extra tap in bathroom - Is it normal?

Adding an extra tap in bathroom - Is it normal?
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Thanks for all the replies. Will scrap the idea and just go for a mop and bucket!

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mwccl
Jan 02, 2014 3:06 pm
cinder
cinder
30 December 2013

Custom Builder Recommendations - MELBOURNE

Custom Builder Recommendations - MELBOURNE

I can recommend Highview Homes, been moved in for 3 weeks and it's truly our dream house. See my thread for details. FYI they build more of a classic look than the modern…

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cinder
Dec 30, 2013 9:27 am
cinder
Jays
Jays
29 December 2013

Bedfordale

Bedfordale

Establish a budget and then go talk to some boutique builders to see what options you can get for your money - that's part of the fun bit! Of the new land release there…

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Jays
Dec 29, 2013 12:08 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
29 December 2013

Water Proofing in Bathroom

Water Proofing in Bathroom

Sorry can't comment on the plaster side of things elemist, but just wanted to say 'good for you' on getting the problem resolved with your builder. I guess it is a bit of…

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How Hard Can it Be
Dec 29, 2013 9:57 am
bpratt
bpratt
28 December 2013

BAMBOO VS TILES!! THE FIGHT IS ON! EXPERIENCES PLEASE!

BAMBOO VS TILES!! THE FIGHT IS ON! EXPERIENCES PLEASE!
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YAO, Yet Another Opinion. :) We're about to start owner building our new house. Our last house for 28 years was carpeted everywhere except the wet areas. The rental we're…

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bpratt
Dec 28, 2013 4:23 pm
leni
leni
27 December 2013

Advice on orientation of house on our block

Advice on orientation of house on our block

I would position all living areas to north and have no windows to the west if possible. I think to do that you might need to reconsider the whole design. you need to…

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leni
Dec 27, 2013 3:15 pm
leni
oldchippy
oldchippy
27 December 2013

Timber flooring

Timber flooring

Timber doesn't move (expand,contract) much at all lengthwise. If you could could lay the flooring so as the ends of the boards abut the slab you could get away with…

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oldchippy
Dec 27, 2013 10:45 am
doc_lonsdale
doc_lonsdale
24 December 2013

Narrow block - any volume builders in Melbourne

Narrow block - any volume builders in Melbourne

Hi DocSmith, I have a friend in a similar situation and he found a few options on a website called Gold Award Homes - they even have options for 7m wide blocks. I hope…

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doc_lonsdale
Dec 24, 2013 4:09 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
24 December 2013

Shower screen - custom made Vs standard purchase

Shower screen - custom made Vs standard purchase

Thanks Lourance - I appreciate you taking the time to respond. Stegbar was/is the company that we have been advised would be over $2000. I called them yesterday for a…

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How Hard Can it Be
Dec 24, 2013 9:22 am
john3136
john3136
24 December 2013

Phone and alarm wiring

Phone and alarm wiring

Thanks Shane, I can see your point but my brain is telling me this is an issue when the alarm is not even plugged in, so it has to be something in the actual wiring of…

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john3136
Dec 24, 2013 9:14 am
john3136
KGsGirl
KGsGirl
22 December 2013

HELP!!!!Homeone login not working on my mobile.

HELP!!!!Homeone login not working on my mobile.

The tapatalk app is much more user friendly once you get used to it. I have problems accessing some forums via safari too - I think its a cookie issue.

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KGsGirl
Dec 22, 2013 10:17 am
KGsGirl
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
22 December 2013

** Urgent Mirror/Bathroom Help please **

** Urgent Mirror/Bathroom Help please **

Hi guys, Thanks for all your input. Mirror is not yet installed, but after weighting it all up, we did decide to tile behind. There were a few reasons for this - one of…

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How Hard Can it Be
Dec 22, 2013 10:13 am
Kath
Kath
21 December 2013

Clarendon facades

Clarendon facades

Hi kath, finally found someone building the waterside:) I was interested in the vista facade but my partner insisted on the axis. Did u end…

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Kath
Dec 21, 2013 10:43 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 December 2013

Light socket is always 'active', won't switch off

Light socket is always 'active', won't switch off

Sounds like incorrect wiring as the active should return to the switch before going to the socket - and as you say, your wall switch will still operate, but it will leave…

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ECOECO
Dec 21, 2013 7:19 am
ECOECO
robyn271
robyn271
20 December 2013

Paint colour

Paint colour

The exact colour I was looking at on the colour chart. Great minds! thanks

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robyn271
Dec 20, 2013 6:06 am
snowing
snowing
19 December 2013

Can someone recommend a good solicitor? (Melbourne)

Can someone recommend a good solicitor? (Melbourne)

Can you be more specific as to what kind of issues you are trying to deal with?

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snowing
Dec 19, 2013 2:54 am
B STAR
B STAR
17 December 2013

Rendering over cowboy render job?

Rendering over cowboy render job?

How bad is it. You really need to have photos. It could just need more coats to build up uneven surfaces.

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B STAR
Dec 17, 2013 5:46 pm

I feel for our eventual neighbours at the end of the street (the block is unsold at the moment). Our street doesn't officially have a 1 or 2, it starts at 3 and 4. As a…

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ugbug
Dec 16, 2013 11:45 am
ugbug
qebtel
qebtel
16 December 2013

Very slow progress - Any ideas/advice on a new approach?

Very slow progress - Any ideas/advice on a new approach?

It certainly feels like that. The salesman has taken us to see some of their work and on all occasions we have given positive feedback, expressing…

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qebtel
Dec 16, 2013 11:04 am
Althom
Althom
14 December 2013

Door Latch - Normal?

Door Latch - Normal?

Talk to your builder, one of his tradies is a thief

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Althom
Dec 14, 2013 10:48 am
Althom
Team PD
Team PD
14 December 2013

New Porter Davis Display Centre - Craigieburn

New Porter Davis Display Centre - Craigieburn

This weekend we have an all new display centre opening at Highlands in Craigieburn. Highlands is a must visit area as this booming suburb has everything at its doorstep. …

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Team PD
Dec 14, 2013 9:24 am
Team PD
wakudoki
wakudoki
14 December 2013

Carport - how close to boundary? QLD

Carport - how close to boundary? QLD

Bashworth is correct I've just built on a corner block with the garage in the same position as you are planning. My council in WA allowed 9m length hard up against the…

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wakudoki
Dec 14, 2013 8:53 am
savewater2010
savewater2010
13 December 2013

Marriott Waters release --> Info / update center

Marriott Waters release --> Info / update center
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Who else here is sick of the tip trucks that speed through our estate to avoid the congested roads and knock over keep left signs and spill out clean fill onto the roads. …

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savewater2010
Dec 13, 2013 4:23 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
13 December 2013

Anyone visited the display homes after opening hours?

Anyone visited the display homes after opening hours?

We did an evening visit to the display with Porter Davis, the sales person was more than happy to arrange it. There was a panel of light switches hidden away to control…

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Lurgen
Dec 13, 2013 10:11 am
Lurgen
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
11 December 2013

Has anyone heard of or have the Della Vita Tiles?

Has anyone heard of or have the Della Vita Tiles?

Can you find out which tile company they use? Then you can just go in and say your building with blah blah and we have the Della vita range, can you show me which tiles…

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xxkatxx
Dec 11, 2013 11:00 am
B STAR
B STAR
10 December 2013

Post Completion Plumbing Problem

Post Completion Plumbing Problem

THey should be cleaning everything and starting from scratch. The plumbers should be more specific and sya why its faulty. I bet though its leaking from due to the seat…

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B STAR
Dec 10, 2013 3:30 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
10 December 2013

Got Building permit - what does this mean?

Got Building permit - what does this mean?

The energy rating report (thermal assessment) is a part of the documentation required to be submitted as a part of the Building Application. Sounds to me that the tree…

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ausdesign
Dec 10, 2013 1:36 pm
ausdesign
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 December 2013

Reder

Reder

Alternatives - what are your bricks like ? …

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Saint Mike
Dec 09, 2013 8:24 am
Saint Mike
qebtel
qebtel
5 December 2013

replacement of one rafter

replacement of one rafter

Sadly all too common in the building industry qebtel. I've seen far worse too like the idiot AC installer who cut through chords of five trusses…

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qebtel
Dec 05, 2013 2:26 pm
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MartinSmith
Dec 05, 2013 7:04 am
MartinSmith
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Sunshine2013
Dec 04, 2013 10:33 pm
Sunshine2013


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