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DefenderOwner
DefenderOwner
21 October 2013

Pet doors

Pet doors

Try, http://www.rylock.com/ Pretty sure they can do it, one of the questions we had for them when we got a quote of them a while ago. All the best, Col. :D

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DefenderOwner
Oct 21, 2013 12:50 pm
FairmontSAcustom
FairmontSAcustom
21 October 2013

Over spending in a certain area?

Over spending in a certain area?

The question you ask is hard to predict. As a family home I think you will prob be fine however if you are wanting to make money in the short term then I am not so sure. …

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FairmontSAcustom
Oct 21, 2013 9:57 am
trixee
trixee
20 October 2013

Spa bath in showroom - Perth

Spa bath in showroom - Perth

I'm looking to put a spa bath in my bathroom, and was wondering if there were any showrooms with a good range in Perth? How did you find your spa bath?

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trixee
Oct 20, 2013 11:06 pm
trixee
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 October 2013

Waterproofing

Waterproofing

Make sure that the surface you are applying the waterproofing compound to is as clean and dry as possible. I'd strip off the existing as much as you can where it is loose…

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Stewie D
Oct 20, 2013 9:48 am
shanhow
shanhow
17 October 2013

Opening up under stairs for storage. Advice please.

Opening up under stairs for storage. Advice please.

Thanks jj1. Sounds straightforward and cost effective. Looking forward to have some extra storage space!

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shanhow
Oct 17, 2013 8:39 pm
athomasd
athomasd
16 October 2013

How far should steel fence posts be apart?

How far should steel fence posts be apart?

Cheers Scruffo. Appreciate the advice and will take it all on board.

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athomasd
Oct 16, 2013 9:09 pm
LisaM41
LisaM41
15 October 2013

Nearly finish reno /Builder says driveway not incl, extra $$

Nearly finish reno /Builder says driveway not incl, extra $$

We are nearly finished a reno that is wayyyyy over budget and 6 months outside estimated finishing time. Builder has already submitted his final bill. Cheeky buggar ( for…

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LisaM41
Oct 15, 2013 9:07 pm
travelbug
travelbug
15 October 2013

Builder or Owner Builder on Investment Property

Builder or Owner Builder on Investment Property

What are you planning on doing? Build a granny flat or renovate one? It's unclear. If you are just renovating what Fair trading laws are you talking about. If you are…

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travelbug
Oct 15, 2013 5:57 pm
Sunny16
Sunny16
15 October 2013

HELP PLEASE

HELP PLEASE

Hey all, would really appreciate some advice we are building a new house and we have noticed the following; specifications on ceiling…

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Sunny16
Oct 15, 2013 10:54 am
Sunny16
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
14 October 2013

Shadow lines vs Traditional Cornices?

Shadow lines vs Traditional Cornices?

What a beautiful entry you have OurLindrum, I'm totally stealing ideas hahaha. Definitely prefer square set to shadow. Looks lovely. If money…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 14, 2013 4:55 pm
qebtel
qebtel
14 October 2013

Timber rot? cause for concern or not???

Timber rot? cause for concern or not???

Nothing worng with that at all. Just standard imperfection for that grade. All good.

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qebtel
Oct 14, 2013 2:02 pm
qebtel
qebtel
14 October 2013

Driveway Concreter Recommendation - Sydney West

Driveway Concreter Recommendation - Sydney West

Any decent concretor will have contacts in the earthworks industry, so get them to arrange excavation it if thats what you want. They know exactly how they want it…

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qebtel
Oct 14, 2013 1:58 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
14 October 2013

SmartFrame joist hangers?

SmartFrame joist hangers?

You may be able to use triple-grips. I've been using these for my decking and they may have enough holes to secure your joists down. Even if you had to drill a couple of…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 14, 2013 12:57 pm
Agape
Agape
13 October 2013

A few questions about our staircase

A few questions about our staircase

Thank you so much for the responses, and great idea to visit and measure friend's staircases .... I think a lot of this week will be spent going up and down stairs to see…

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Agape
Oct 13, 2013 10:24 am
Missmeg
Missmeg
12 October 2013

worried about room size

worried about room size

Not to worry! The same thing happened to my house. Your theatre room is almost the exact dimensions as mine which has finished building. It's quite large.

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Missmeg
Oct 12, 2013 9:53 pm
Missmeg
Missmeg
12 October 2013

roof style

roof style

I have a friend who is building in banstown city council with a flat surface roof. It has nothing to do with the council. It is completely out of personal preference. They…

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Missmeg
Oct 12, 2013 9:50 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 October 2013

Quick Question ... Flashing for Windows

Quick Question ... Flashing for Windows

You say rendered brick below and hebel for the top floor but are you talking brick veneer ? If so then yes, flashing should be used to keep water off the timber…

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Stewie D
Oct 11, 2013 10:05 am
av31
av31
11 October 2013

Good small builde in Melbourne Western suburbs

Good small builde in Melbourne Western suburbs

Nothing too crazy, my block is flat, so no dramas there. Its mostly the floorplan, lots of storage, 3 bedrooms on first floor and media, study, living, meals and kitchen…

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av31
Oct 11, 2013 7:54 am
sbryzak
sbryzak
10 October 2013

hitachi vs metabo vs panasonic

hitachi vs metabo vs panasonic

I'm quite a fan of Hitachi and have quite a collection of their gear, however my Panasonic impact driver is in a class of its own and is hands down the best cordless tool I have.

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sbryzak
Oct 10, 2013 11:10 pm
33amc
33amc
10 October 2013

new roof

new roof

you would need to employ a licenced builder unless you want to coordinate your own roof tiler and carpenter seperatly as the work required is over 2 different scopes of…

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33amc
Oct 10, 2013 10:12 pm
Lourance
Lourance
10 October 2013

Checklist for building contract? Legal mumbo jumbo!

Checklist for building contract? Legal mumbo jumbo!

Wondering if anyone can give advice on what to check for in the building contract? So many pages of legal mumbo jumbo! ::hyst:: I know people say get a lawyer to…

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Lourance
Oct 10, 2013 9:20 pm
Jen1977
Jen1977
10 October 2013

OPINION ON WASHING MACHINE

OPINION ON WASHING MACHINE

We also have a Bosch after our whirlpool lasted under 3 years. We have had ours for nearly 6 years and nothing has gone wrong with it

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Jen1977
Oct 10, 2013 7:15 pm
Paula24
Paula24
9 October 2013

HARVEY NORMAN - 5 YEAR EXTENTED WARRANTY

HARVEY NORMAN - 5 YEAR EXTENTED WARRANTY

I understand it gives you piece of mind. I was tempted too but when I spoke to consumer affair and they told me that the manufacturers has obligation to make sure that…

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Paula24
Oct 09, 2013 3:08 pm
kexkez
kexkez
9 October 2013

Hi All

Hi All

Hi w, welcome to the forum.

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kexkez
Oct 09, 2013 2:15 pm
kexkez
Pan
Pan
8 October 2013

Cut off drainage for stump holes?

Cut off drainage for stump holes?

Thanks for that. Hopefully it will do the job. We've dug the trench to see how it goes and if we need to dig any deeper. We'll then do the agi pipe and rock. As for where…

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Pan
Oct 08, 2013 4:04 pm
Pan
Young
Young
7 October 2013

How can I trust builders? (sorry long story...)

How can I trust builders? (sorry long story...)

Hi Snuck, Thanks for kind advise. :) May be I did wrong explain. I totally understand that house price can be changed by options and modification of floor plan. What I…

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Young
Oct 07, 2013 2:49 pm
Agape
Agape
7 October 2013

How will they screen this ?

How will they screen this ?

At the moment we are fighting this from the other side ... ie. we are the people building a (not this) house with an overlooking issue into our neighbour's property. The…

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Agape
Oct 07, 2013 2:33 pm
EmyN
EmyN
7 October 2013

Mosquitoes at the front door

Mosquitoes at the front door

I noticed a similar thing at our old house, in a back corner of our alfresco. It was fairly dark and maybe a touch damp there, although there was no actual water laying…

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EmyN
Oct 07, 2013 1:22 pm
EmyN
wombie
wombie
6 October 2013

Are eaves a standard inclusion?

Are eaves a standard inclusion?

Thank you for your input seano I will take it on board. Why didn't you kick up a fuss in the first place when the price didn't change when you…

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wombie
Oct 06, 2013 9:01 pm
wombie
bashworth
bashworth
6 October 2013

Builder/customer mediation in SA?

Builder/customer mediation in SA?

Normally your building contract should identify a mediator.... or you could try the Consumer and Business Services at this link: http://www.sa.gov.au/subject/Housing,+p…

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bashworth
Oct 06, 2013 4:29 pm
bashworth
wombie
wombie
5 October 2013

Are my plantation shutters defective?

Are my plantation shutters defective?

WOW that doesn't look good at all and I feel for you as you go ahead and outlay good money and that's the quality of finish you get :? My wife is obsessed with this…

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wombie
Oct 05, 2013 10:15 pm
wombie
travelbug
travelbug
2 October 2013

OTP in Castle Hills / Baulkham Hills /Kellyville / Parramata

OTP in Castle Hills / Baulkham Hills /Kellyville / Parramata

My thoughts with buying OTP ANYWHERE is to do your research. Salesmen typically make $50K from a sale. That's $50K out of your pocket and usually off the value of the…

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travelbug
Oct 02, 2013 10:58 pm
webjockey
webjockey
2 October 2013

Reflections Estate Tarneit – Calling all Reflectors

Reflections Estate Tarneit – Calling all Reflectors
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Hi Everyone, I recently bought land in reflections, last stage. Anyone's got estate guideline can email or post a link for me please? Thanks

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webjockey
Oct 02, 2013 7:47 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 October 2013

How long is your house taking to build?

How long is your house taking to build?

Haha. That is pretty impressive. Wonder if they could do that in Oz ? Hmmm methinks not. I liked one of the onscreen comments - "Not a single work injury ". Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 01, 2013 8:01 am
Lex
Lex
30 September 2013

Parquetry flooring staining question

Parquetry flooring staining question

What a beautiful floor! Anyway, best to get some pros in and show them the actual colours you're thinking about. I think the colour options might be limited by the…

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Lex
Sep 30, 2013 11:33 pm
Lex
E1109
E1109
30 September 2013

5 Amp Light Switches

5 Amp Light Switches

Pain to install-normal faceplate size is 114x73mm with 84mm mounting centres. For memory on a 80x80 plates the mounting centres are either 65 or 68mm. This will require a…

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E1109
Sep 30, 2013 11:12 pm
E1109
therussianvillage
therussianvillage
30 September 2013

window treatments - your thoughts please

window treatments - your thoughts please

Sorry i know this is a bit late. You can definitely get block out blinds. If you don't recess them and make them at least 20 cms wider than your window they will block out…

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therussianvillage
Sep 30, 2013 11:09 pm
jayman
jayman
29 September 2013

Roof Lining Options

Roof Lining Options

Hey, we recently bought a mudbrick home, unfinished project, the roof/ceiling is finished only with sisilation. Looking for ideas on lining options, eco friendly, and…

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jayman
Sep 29, 2013 11:49 pm
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whelmed
Sep 29, 2013 8:41 pm
Jason-Vic
Jason-Vic
29 September 2013

Need a pergola soon

Need a pergola soon

Hi, . And I went to local Stratco store and got a quotation for a DIY kit and it was $7000 for 45sqms. I'm not sure whether I can do it by…

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Jason-Vic
Sep 29, 2013 4:50 pm
deluxes
deluxes
28 September 2013

roof

roof

I'm sorry to hear of your battles & current issues. Home Insurance policies cover event based damage, not gradual deterioration from moisture getting in. I don't know…

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deluxes
Sep 28, 2013 9:25 pm
deluxes
Angeltherapy
Angeltherapy
27 September 2013

Conveyancer / Lawyer?

Conveyancer / Lawyer?

I used a Conveyancer with both my building experiences. On both occassions not one issue. Both settlements made by Brad Davies in Essendon. I would deffinately recommend…

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Angeltherapy
Sep 27, 2013 11:21 pm
Angeltherapy
Jack Global
Jack Global
27 September 2013

HIA Building Contract

HIA Building Contract

Thank you ALL for your kind comments. We're on top of the matter with the assistance of our Solicitor. This a great Forum to be in and we would inform ALL our friends…

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Jack Global
Sep 27, 2013 11:00 pm
ms_caz
ms_caz
27 September 2013

Permit for a pergola. How close to the boundary?

Permit for a pergola. How close to the boundary?

City of Casey require a 1m clearance of the structure (posts) although the eaves can go to 500mm, before talking about fire code etc.

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ms_caz
Sep 27, 2013 8:18 pm
ebanster
ebanster
27 September 2013

What does land settlement involve?

What does land settlement involve?

i bought a land that is already registered. shall i start shopping for a builder or do i need to wait until the contract is settled after 42 days? As per OurLindrum52's…

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ebanster
Sep 27, 2013 6:17 pm
ebanster
navs
navs
27 September 2013

Working for a big builder

Working for a big builder

A friend's hubby quit his job to give this a go a few years ago and in 6 months of working in his display home he did not have a single person buy a home and because it…

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navs
Sep 27, 2013 6:10 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 September 2013

Wayleave Easement

Wayleave Easement

I'm not sure of the exact rules governing a wayleave easement ( all I know is that it pertains to electrical companies access to their assets like poles substations etc )…

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Stewie D
Sep 27, 2013 7:40 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
26 September 2013

Private Builders in Northern Suburbs of Melbourne

Private Builders in Northern Suburbs of Melbourne

Hi PD...did you end up building your house with a private builder?

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Crazyk
Sep 26, 2013 11:27 pm
Crazyk


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