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kitchdog
kitchdog
6 August 2013

Driveway Seal - stain under the seal

Driveway Seal - stain under the seal

Hey guys, have had my driveway sealed a while ago and just noticed that there is a small amount of white bird poo which looks like it is actually under the seal - have…

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kitchdog
Aug 06, 2013 8:44 pm

I work from home so wanted my office to be practical in terms of storage and functionality and also to not look too 'office' like. It also had to co-ordinate with the…

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OurLindrum52
Aug 06, 2013 12:24 pm
Rifu
Rifu
6 August 2013

Wall Colour for Grey tiles in living room

Wall Colour for Grey tiles in living room

Thanks for the input. The old colour was a biege it looks absolutely horrible so im repainting it. I was looking at dulux vivid white, is that a recommended colour?…

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Rifu
Aug 06, 2013 11:52 am
ludo333
ludo333
5 August 2013

Interior Colours- Heeeeelllp!!

Interior Colours- Heeeeelllp!!

hi! grey is fine but as someone posted before, it depends on floor, furniture... there are some grey which are really cool

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ludo333
Aug 05, 2013 8:40 pm
ludo333
ludo333
5 August 2013

ceiling

ceiling

hi! i think it is ok but an upgrade should be better in my view. both options are finde, it depends of liking, cost...

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ludo333
Aug 05, 2013 8:24 pm
ludo333
ludo333
5 August 2013

Spare room

Spare room

My suggestion is to…

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ludo333
Aug 05, 2013 8:19 pm
ludo333
ludo333
5 August 2013

How much does a gazebo cost?

How much does a gazebo cost?

hi! u can find it anywhere for around 4500$

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ludo333
Aug 05, 2013 8:08 pm
bashworth
bashworth
5 August 2013

Is mesh needed in liquid limestone?

Is mesh needed in liquid limestone?

Yes that's right. The Australian Concrete association (http://www.concrete.net.au/) say a joint spacing of around 2m is OK for footpath. Personally I would prefer a bit less.

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bashworth
Aug 05, 2013 4:06 pm
bashworth
qebtel
qebtel
4 August 2013

New house - Plumbing costs - rural area

New house - Plumbing costs - rural area

My waste treatment, water tank, rubble pit, and water lines and downpipes cost me about $11,000 all up on a one acre block. It wont be possible for you to do it for less…

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qebtel
Aug 04, 2013 2:27 pm
qebtel
qebtel
4 August 2013

Earthmoving equipment. Cost clearing block. Macleay Island

Earthmoving equipment. Cost clearing block. Macleay Island

A 16T dozer will knock over 4 mature gum trees and put them in a pile for you in one hour easy. You can get them at $180+ ph on the mainland. Your big cost will be…

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qebtel
Aug 04, 2013 2:12 pm
maximus
maximus
3 August 2013

New build colour combos-HELP please!

New build colour combos-HELP please!

I paid a graphic designer to draw up / render my facade showing a 3d representation. See…

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maximus
Aug 03, 2013 8:24 pm
maximus
bashworth
bashworth
2 August 2013

Loud Thud/Knocking noise in drain pipe

Loud Thud/Knocking noise in drain pipe

It sounds like your waste system may not be properly vented and air lock are forming.

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bashworth
Aug 02, 2013 4:58 pm
bashworth
The How To Studio
The How To Studio
2 August 2013

External prefabricated panels

External prefabricated panels

I've used Kingspan and similar panels in a few jobs and the economy comes with scale. We had 6M panel lengths and craned them into position. With your house it's…

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The How To Studio
Aug 02, 2013 11:02 am
The How To Studio
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
18 September 2013

What do you think of this laundry quote?........

What do you think of this laundry quote?........

Hi folks Have been trying to find my old thread where some kind folks were helping me out with layout ideas etc.... but haven't been able to find it as yet. So just…

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How Hard Can it Be
Sep 18, 2013 7:11 pm
Chloe_44
Chloe_44
1 August 2013

Higher water table - Byford on the Scarp

Higher water table - Byford on the Scarp

Hello, My partner and I bought a block in Byford last July from a private seller. It was one of the original blocks on the Scarp so it didn't have any changes from the…

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Chloe_44
Aug 01, 2013 2:54 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
10 August 2013

A question re dryers.....

A question re dryers.....

Oh that's interesting - that they can't be mounted! I am trying really hard to figure out a way to fit my dryer next to washing machine (on the ground, obviously) - but it…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 10, 2013 8:47 am
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
31 July 2013

Neighbour rendered our side garage wall

Neighbour rendered our side garage wall

Our garage is built on the property line and I'm pretty sure that external wall has no weep holes and it certainly doesn't have the termite barrier (pipe) running on the…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jul 31, 2013 10:55 pm
First_Timer_Ray
33amc
33amc
31 July 2013

FC sheet infills above windows and sliding doors

FC sheet infills above windows and sliding doors

It will cost you more to brick over of course. Another option, which is what I do is pick up the head height/joinery height to 2400-ish so the window meets the soffit…

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33amc
Jul 31, 2013 8:22 pm
33amc
33amc
31 July 2013

Will this contract carry any weight?

Will this contract carry any weight?

Not knowing you exact situation so I could confirm whether or not what the concretor is saying is right. But words are worthless. He can write what he wants and sign it…

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33amc
Jul 31, 2013 8:15 pm
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SaveH2O
Jul 31, 2013 6:15 pm
SaveH2O
Patrick Boucher
Patrick Boucher
31 July 2013

Bathroom Subfloor, Claading advise

Bathroom Subfloor, Claading advise

Hi Marc, Firstly – No it doesn’t matter if the wall studs are not sitting on top of the bearers. Secondly – Eve’s don’t protect you from rain always! (refer…

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Patrick Boucher
Jul 31, 2013 1:24 pm
Patrick Boucher
Patrick Boucher
Patrick Boucher
31 July 2013

Buying the land next door - first steps?

Buying the land next door - first steps?

Hi Benflux, Always hard to know what the issues & overlays of a block might be. One of the best starting points (In Victoria) is a great website

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Patrick Boucher
Jul 31, 2013 1:22 pm
Patrick Boucher
Stewie D
Stewie D
31 July 2013

How big a cavity should double brick walls have?

How big a cavity should double brick walls have?

On the face of it your Architect has a problem & I would expect them to rectify the issue & cover all costs. As per Peters statement. The…

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Stewie D
Jul 31, 2013 8:51 am
1rocky
1rocky
30 July 2013

Laundry Cabinetry

Laundry Cabinetry

thanks hhcib looking forward to seeing how your laundry comes together

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1rocky
Jul 30, 2013 7:43 pm
D101
D101
30 July 2013

Attaching an automatic door seal to plywood

Attaching an automatic door seal to plywood

Yeah, that is the one. I can't tell how large the frame is though (by knocking it etc) and so am not sure that I would be drilling into the frame (as opposed to just into…

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D101
Jul 30, 2013 1:42 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 July 2013

New home - what materials to use for walls

New home - what materials to use for walls

What R-values for your wall are you trying to achieve ? No point trying to save $5000 on the cost of the walls if you are going to spend more than that in the first ten…

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Stewie D
Jul 30, 2013 9:27 am
paulw11
paulw11
16 May 2011

Water pumps which sort and cost

Water pumps which sort and cost

Hi, Have you spoken to someone locally about your requirements? 40-60,000 litres seems a bit small for a household of 8, but it depends on your annual rainfall, roof…

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paulw11
May 16, 2011 4:10 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 July 2013

plumbing pipe size 130m length

plumbing pipe size 130m length

A qualified person who is licensed to do this work and issue the necessary compliance certificate would be able to advise if they chose to do so. Different fixtures have…

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SaveH2O
Jul 29, 2013 7:56 pm
SaveH2O
LeanneR
LeanneR
29 July 2013

Exterior Colour - Earthy Grey choice?

Exterior Colour - Earthy Grey choice?

Woodland grey Dulux Malay grey Dulux timeless grey Dukux tea house That's some darker greys from top of my head

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LeanneR
Jul 29, 2013 1:26 pm
LeanneR
Trish
Trish
29 July 2013

would you have a double sided fireplace in your bedroom?

would you have a double sided fireplace in your bedroom?

We have a fireplace in our bedroom, we do not use it but I do like it as 'decoration'. We have one in the lounge room as well and we do use that but not all the time more…

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Trish
Jul 29, 2013 10:51 am
Trish
baksteen
baksteen
28 July 2013

want to build new home in ICF Zego, Thermacell or similar.

want to build new home in ICF Zego, Thermacell or similar.

Hi I wondered if you already finished your house and if you went ahead with ICF? If so, which supplier, and what's you experience? I'm outweighing Timbercrete vs…

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baksteen
Jul 28, 2013 2:54 pm
Lourance
Lourance
27 July 2013

Should I tell council we moved in?

Should I tell council we moved in?

I would say the council will just charge the arrears if they find an error and you could be up for a large bill. I would talk to them and if their is a lot owning I'm sure…

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Lourance
Jul 27, 2013 4:17 pm
surfprado
surfprado
27 July 2013

Site costs for sloping block

Site costs for sloping block

I looked in Highton too, end up buying in Torquay. What turned me off Highton was the weird sloping blocks and the site costs associated with them. I have seen some of…

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surfprado
Jul 27, 2013 3:42 pm
surfprado
Cazzstyle77
Cazzstyle77
27 July 2013

Solver exterior paint choice

Solver exterior paint choice

Hi I'm currently choosing the exterior paint colours for my new house - we are thinking Tasman blue for the t-bar but we need a matching lighter grey for the rest of the…

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Cazzstyle77
Jul 27, 2013 12:36 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 July 2013

what is my Ceiling made of?

what is my Ceiling made of?

I agree Uncle Arfur. It's pretty benign stuff - it used to be made from sugar cane leftovers plus a bit of glue to hold it all together hence the cane-ite name. It's…

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Stewie D
Jul 25, 2013 5:43 pm
Michael Dalgleish
Michael Dalgleish
25 July 2013

Understanding my Plans - Builder's Acronyms

Understanding my Plans - Builder's Acronyms

Hi Agape, Haven't really come across these ones before ... from your description it sounds like RH = rain head and SPR = spreaders both things to do with the drainage of…

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Michael Dalgleish
Jul 25, 2013 12:22 pm
DIY00
DIY00
25 July 2013

Hardwood door dust

Hardwood door dust

Thanks. Still breathing!

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DIY00
Jul 25, 2013 11:44 am
Richard Rolfe
Richard Rolfe
25 July 2013

Anyone with Acreage - Come Say Hi

Anyone with Acreage - Come Say Hi
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi, In the last 3 years I've gone from 1000 acres to 46 acres to 9 acres to 5 acres, weening myself off it.

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Richard Rolfe
Jul 25, 2013 9:42 am
Richard Rolfe
Richard Rolfe
25 July 2013

Tile underlayment

Tile underlayment

Rough for grip, yes, but make sure it's not powdery or flaky. The waterproofing is the next thing to go over it, check with the waterproofer regarding warranty.

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Richard Rolfe
Jul 25, 2013 9:25 am
wallyworld
wallyworld
25 July 2013

South West Growth Centre

South West Growth Centre

To all building or living in the area, for those who don't know, seems we are making a very good investment for the distant future, the area will eventually house 300,000…

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wallyworld
Jul 25, 2013 9:19 am
navarch
navarch
23 July 2013

Can anyone tell me anything about C*llier Homes (Perth)?

Can anyone tell me anything about C*llier Homes (Perth)?

Hi arauch, We had similar good experience like yours during the pre-construction phase. A bit too early to say anything about construction as we have not started our…

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navarch
Jul 23, 2013 10:58 am
navarch
sonixspeedy
sonixspeedy
22 July 2013

Concrete pier required ?

Concrete pier required ?

Just a dose of reality Your 25 year structural warranty is next to worthless because if something does happen, builder will try to avoid…

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sonixspeedy
Jul 22, 2013 5:12 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
22 July 2013

Melamine robe collapsed - Please Help

Melamine robe collapsed - Please Help

A photo would help, but I assume its the L shaped shelving/hanging space along one wall and across the other that come stock standard in most BIR's, with a 70mm edge…

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 22, 2013 10:09 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 July 2013

Buying 5 metre sliding door direct from factory in China???

Buying 5 metre sliding door direct from factory in China???

thanks for that - yes, the smaller panels are so much cheaper - but unfortunately - I cannot talk my partner into going that way. I am also…

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ECOECO
Jul 20, 2013 10:38 am
ECOECO
rbalse
rbalse
18 July 2013

Water heating for remote bathrooms

Water heating for remote bathrooms

Thanks for that. Current HWS is an Aquamax gas. I had a look at Rinnai, and it seems to require a ring main involving new separate pipework back to the Aquamax (costly). I…

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rbalse
Jul 18, 2013 5:14 pm


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