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Stewie D
Stewie D
26 September 2013

rendered cladding upstairs - Is it good enough?

rendered cladding upstairs - Is it good enough?

What the above posters mean is that it is difficult to mount something like an aircon unit where the wall is foam. You may have to use something that uses stand-off…

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Stewie D
Sep 26, 2013 4:04 pm
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TinaG
Sep 26, 2013 9:58 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 September 2013

Bessa Block balustrade restoration HELP!

Bessa Block balustrade restoration HELP!

Those type of walls are dangerous as a balustrade and not worth keeping or repairing. There is no reinforcing in them and they rely solely on the bond of the sand/cement…

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Stewie D
Sep 24, 2013 9:15 pm
MrsG
MrsG
24 September 2013

Recommend an electrician

Recommend an electrician

PM me if you still need a…

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MrsG
Sep 24, 2013 5:43 pm
building-expert
building-expert
24 September 2013

Waterlogged house stumps New Home

Waterlogged house stumps New Home

Our two year old home is built on stumps, on a slightly sloping block. The ground around the back and side of the house is waterlogged. I looked…

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building-expert
Sep 24, 2013 3:00 pm
building-expert
robbie55
robbie55
24 September 2013

Zone costs with the Big Builders

Zone costs with the Big Builders

Hi Crazyk, We are going to built in Strathfield and Wisdom has charged 10k for this :-( and their argument is most of the tradies live in the west…

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robbie55
Sep 24, 2013 12:39 pm
robbie55
southtoeast
southtoeast
24 September 2013

Concrete or paving around slab

Concrete or paving around slab
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Here what I have from my builder (taken from Csiro's guideline I guess): ... should extend outwards a minimum of 900 mm (more in highly re-active soil) and should have a…

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southtoeast
Sep 24, 2013 8:40 am
Stydye
Stydye
23 September 2013

Clover - Bentleigh East progress?

Clover - Bentleigh East progress?
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Hi all, Just bought a lot last week. Any one please suggest a builder? How long did it take you guys to get the permit if you broke the DDO. Thanks!

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Stydye
Sep 23, 2013 7:49 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 September 2013

Recycle Tap Water Pressure

Recycle Tap Water Pressure

Your water supply utility should be able to help with information. Mains water is now regulated at a maximum of 500 kPa for new homes. Recycled water is delivered at a…

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SaveH2O
Sep 23, 2013 12:54 pm
SaveH2O
Vetra43
Vetra43
22 September 2013

Show us your staircase ???

Show us your staircase ???

Anybody with all timber stairs but with stainless steel balusters instead of glass as shown in the side stairs above? particularly interested in how the stinger capping…

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Vetra43
Sep 22, 2013 12:37 pm
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JB1
Sep 22, 2013 12:20 am
grytvikken
grytvikken
21 September 2013

Exterior house painting advice

Exterior house painting advice

Hi I am preparing to paint the outside of my chamfer board house and I have decided to use an airless spray gun to get the bulk of the wals done as quickly as I can. I…

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grytvikken
Sep 21, 2013 6:16 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
21 September 2013

Water Tank Pipes

Water Tank Pipes

Thanks for that!

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JazzyJess
Sep 21, 2013 6:01 pm
ChargerWA
ChargerWA
21 September 2013

Inverter or not??

Inverter or not??

I have two of these at work, they are both about 9 years old now and have been tough and reliable for a reasonable price. http://www.gentechgenerators.com.au/sto ...…

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ChargerWA
Sep 21, 2013 1:53 pm
ChargerWA
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 September 2013

What are the benefits of cladding vs polystyrene and render?

What are the benefits of cladding vs polystyrene and render?

Anyone doing this sort of reno or new build should look at the R-values for the individual systems and products as BigO has done. Then work out what the cost/benefit ratio…

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Stewie D
Sep 20, 2013 5:46 pm
lovepub
lovepub
20 September 2013

When to cut down trees?

When to cut down trees?

I wouldn't risk that... some…

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lovepub
Sep 20, 2013 9:15 am
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 11:56 pm
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JB1
Sep 19, 2013 11:06 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 12:04 pm
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 7:53 am

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 3:05 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 7:58 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 16, 2013 12:17 am
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 9:20 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 4:19 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 6:56 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 4:05 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 10:03 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 9:19 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 12:51 pm
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 10:07 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 5:38 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 11:45 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 7:46 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 1:35 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 1:04 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 12:48 pm
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 10:29 pm
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snuck
Sep 09, 2013 5:24 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 3:16 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 10:15 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 9:53 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 09, 2013 12:06 am
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 2:18 pm
Matergabiae
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Bella
Sep 06, 2013 12:05 pm
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 5:43 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 9:32 am


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