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KnockItDown
KnockItDown
3 September 2013

KDR - Knockdown and rebuild - any tips?

KDR - Knockdown and rebuild - any tips?

Goes without saying but don't knock down whats there until you get your approvals for what you want to build.

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KnockItDown
Sep 03, 2013 11:13 pm
KnockItDown
Mark K
Mark K
3 September 2013

Best Home Design software for views

Best Home Design software for views

I think what you are asking for is definitely possible, however I would consider getting a professional draftsperson who uses 3D BIM software to do it if you are concerned…

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Mark K
Sep 03, 2013 10:49 am
fortheloveofhouses
fortheloveofhouses
3 September 2013

House Paint Quality & BSA Rules

House Paint Quality & BSA Rules

Agreed with Bashworth on the tops of doors. Sketchy on regulations but I would have thought the tops of doors should be painted to prevent moisture damage as well. If you…

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fortheloveofhouses
Sep 03, 2013 9:14 am
Ygtsi
Ygtsi
2 September 2013

Architrave Cracking

Architrave Cracking

I did see them use it in some parts but im guessing they didn't use it on all joints

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Ygtsi
Sep 02, 2013 9:41 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
2 September 2013

A few beginner questions about a new concrete driveway

A few beginner questions about a new concrete driveway

And - if exposed Ag - when they first do it don't assume they've forgotten the stones ... :) I quite like the stencilled look - with colour - maybe like cobblestones - but cement.

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Saint Mike
Sep 02, 2013 6:13 pm
Saint Mike
tsunami
tsunami
2 September 2013

Hot water heater installation cost

Hot water heater installation cost

What is a normal hot water heater installation cost in Sydney? I need a hot water heater system replaced. I currently have 80L Rheem heater.

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tsunami
Sep 02, 2013 2:15 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
2 September 2013

wall hanging rails - walk in

wall hanging rails - walk in

Hi, need some advice on how about to hang some rails off a wall for hanging clothing... My idea would be to get brackets and bolt them into the studs and run a beam across…

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NEWLYWEDS
Sep 02, 2013 1:55 pm
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Jasgirl
Aug 31, 2013 7:00 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
31 August 2013

Replacing French doors with sliding doors....

Replacing French doors with sliding doors....

Thanks for the input guys. So clearly not a simple replacement job..... and at no point in time did I contemplate it to be a DIY job..... just didn't think it would…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 31, 2013 6:22 pm
reaver
reaver
30 August 2013

Liquid limestone or limecrete driveway - got pics to share?

Liquid limestone or limecrete driveway - got pics to share?

We're interested in using limecrete for our driveway. Share some pics if you're willing :)

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reaver
Aug 30, 2013 12:52 pm
reaver
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 August 2013

Which brand to buy a steam mop for brand new hardwood floor?

Which brand to buy a steam mop for brand new hardwood floor?

What is the hardwood floor coated in - poly or natural oil like Tung oil ? If it is coated in oil I wouldn't be using a steam mop on it. Stewie

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Stewie D
Aug 30, 2013 10:03 am
madison88
madison88
27 August 2013

Blue Steel Flash Bricks - opinions needed

Blue Steel Flash Bricks - opinions needed

[imgHi guys, We originally wanted to go with bowral blue bricks for our home until we were told about the $12000 upgrade it would cost…

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madison88
Aug 27, 2013 9:20 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
26 August 2013

Need yellow tongue for cabling

Need yellow tongue for cabling

Cbboyz send me a PM if a site in black rock helps

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builderforlife
Aug 26, 2013 9:32 pm
builderforlife
FionaT
FionaT
23 August 2013

Difference in quality of blinds

Difference in quality of blinds

Thanks so much for all your replys,you've been very helpful :-)

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FionaT
Aug 24, 2013 12:43 am
kats_meow
kats_meow
23 August 2013

need adivice for my building

need adivice for my building

As above, you need to get lawyer who specialises in this area. You will also need to get an independent building inspector in. When requesting your report, ensure that…

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kats_meow
Aug 23, 2013 7:57 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
23 August 2013

Shower/bath running a river.... Help!!

Shower/bath running a river.... Help!!

Is that the full extent of the glass? Cos I reckon having a shower would splash some water outside anyway. But its also an illogical design. Water runs down screen onto…

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JazzyJess
Aug 23, 2013 5:44 pm
StephenF
StephenF
23 August 2013

Sewage pump system

Sewage pump system

A treatment system is as it sounds, like the old septic tanks, it collects sewage on-site in a tank but then 'treats' it via aeration, breaking it down in the same way…

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StephenF
Aug 23, 2013 3:37 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
23 August 2013

Question re clothes dryer ventilation

Question re clothes dryer ventilation

Thanks PAB_34. I have heard of these but never looked into them. Sounds great, but unfortunately my bench space is already limited so I definitely need an under bench…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 23, 2013 10:42 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 August 2013

Need help - opposing boundary setback relaxation to 20cm!

Need help - opposing boundary setback relaxation to 20cm!

I'd engage the services of a professional in the industry whether it is a draftie, an architect, a town planner etc to submit formal documentations like shadow diagrams…

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Stewie D
Aug 23, 2013 10:34 am
j-plus
j-plus
22 August 2013

ripping carpets and polishing floorboards

ripping carpets and polishing floorboards

Just did this 12 months ago... all details same as yours. Work was done on 78sqm - total cost $2,596 incl GST. Actual sanding and levelling was quite a job and took quite…

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j-plus
Aug 22, 2013 2:57 pm
Kimmy4dogs
Kimmy4dogs
22 August 2013

Help - Question on grout colour for hearth?

Help - Question on grout colour for hearth?

Hi, If anyone has any thoughts on grout colour for my hearth I'd love to get some opinions. Here's a pic of what my subway tiles might look like, hopefully...

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Kimmy4dogs
Aug 22, 2013 2:18 am
Kimmy4dogs
builderforlife
builderforlife
21 August 2013

Power & Gas abolishment

Power & Gas abolishment

Your retailer will close your account but double check that they are abolishing the service. The builder will arrange her own power and the water should stay connected. Good luck

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builderforlife
Aug 21, 2013 9:02 pm
builderforlife
DavCar13
DavCar13
21 August 2013

Need help with render colours!

Need help with render colours!

Hey jrown, we are currently building and have chosen Dune for our render. To go with it we have chosen monument for gutters, fascia and front door and dune again for the…

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DavCar13
Aug 21, 2013 7:57 pm
DavCar13
RagnarsWife
RagnarsWife
21 August 2013

Removalist wanted Adelaide october~november

Removalist wanted Adelaide october~november

It is a bit early but I need to find a removalist for around october november time, to move us over 42km ::smile:: in Adelaide If anyone knows or can recommend a good company (or…

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RagnarsWife
Aug 21, 2013 4:36 pm
RagnarsWife
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 August 2013

Why are australian standards on tapware so strict?

Why are australian standards on tapware so strict?

WaterMark certification was formerly under the auspices of Standards Australia, a private company. This was a highly undesirable situation in my opinion but it now comes…

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SaveH2O
Aug 21, 2013 2:06 pm
SaveH2O
Sammi_O
Sammi_O
21 August 2013

quote reasonable?

quote reasonable?

Sounds pretty good! Can I ask who provided the quote? We are looking at vinyl plank flooring and have had a quote of $9,955 for 190sqm through the entire house excluding…

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Sammi_O
Aug 21, 2013 1:41 pm
Emz
Emz
21 August 2013

Lexington Lux Q2

Lexington Lux Q2

Thanks mtz08 I've actually been to that display. It's the belle though not the lux. I didn't actually like it but couldn't work out if it was because of the size…

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Emz
Aug 21, 2013 1:22 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
20 August 2013

Skirting board problem

Skirting board problem

yes just the same,more likely to snap if you bend it too much.

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oldchippy
Aug 20, 2013 11:35 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 August 2013

Waterproofing a cellar

Waterproofing a cellar

^^ l l And therein folks lies the rub of the tale for any kind of waterproofing to basements/cellars etc. Stewie

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Stewie D
Aug 20, 2013 12:21 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 August 2013

Dumpy's for Dummies

Dumpy's for Dummies

A dumpy is just a dumpy even a more modern one like that compared to my thirty year old Sokkisha. When you set the tripod up you have to push those prongs on the bottom of…

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Stewie D
Aug 20, 2013 8:25 am
Slightly Random
Slightly Random
19 August 2013

When to tell Landlord you are building/moving

When to tell Landlord you are building/moving

Best thing is to check with the relevant state authority regarding the legal notice requirements. eg,…

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Slightly Random
Aug 19, 2013 5:53 pm
Slightly Random
fireblade6
fireblade6
19 August 2013

CREA laminates

CREA laminates

Does anyone know who stocks, or can supply, Crea laminates? It used to be HVG but they stopped stocking Crea products in March this year. I am specifically looking for a…

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fireblade6
Aug 19, 2013 3:55 pm

our house is still being built but we managed to get this pic of the bathroom floor which is magellan grout, not easy to see the colour given all the dirt on the floor. we…

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hachy
Aug 19, 2013 12:17 am
hachy
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
18 August 2013

Timber Double Garage with Gable Tiled Roof

Timber Double Garage with Gable Tiled Roof

No - but I had a gable roof brick garage. Storage above the ceiling line was great - I had no ceiling - just the rafters.

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Saint Mike
Aug 18, 2013 2:29 pm
Saint Mike
Ari
Ari
16 August 2013

Water Runoff and my horrible neighbour

Water Runoff and my horrible neighbour

I would plant five new trees as obviously they used to suck up a hell of a lot of water if this is a new problem ;) haha that will get her.

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Ari
Aug 16, 2013 3:17 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 August 2013

swollen verandah boards

swollen verandah boards

As per what oldchippy says - more info is needed. Seeing some pics of the verandah would help. Stewie

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Stewie D
Aug 16, 2013 10:32 am
33amc
33amc
15 August 2013

How to know if masonry screws will hold?

How to know if masonry screws will hold?

Look up the manufacturers specs, they will rate their fixings for this. Dyna bolts would probably be best, you will get more holding power per fixing

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33amc
Aug 15, 2013 6:28 pm
gesinta7
gesinta7
14 August 2013

Mortar Issues ??

Mortar Issues ??

Me too Jazzyjess , I'm concerned that it will only get worse

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gesinta7
Aug 14, 2013 11:59 pm
dreamin
dreamin
14 August 2013

Pergola built.... photos!

Pergola built.... photos!
1, 2

I'm very new to all this, if my son was here I would get him to put the link in for me which has made me very lazy about learning how to do anything on the forums other…

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dreamin
Aug 14, 2013 10:54 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
14 August 2013

Frustrated

Frustrated

M*tricon have a design called 'Grandview' with alfresco middle back of the house. One of the facades is partially clad in weatherboard. They may extend this if you ask.

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OurLindrum52
Aug 14, 2013 12:54 pm
Chopdog
Chopdog
13 August 2013

Timber / Bamboo without bevelled edge

Timber / Bamboo without bevelled edge

I too would love bamboo without the bevelled edge, anyone know the answer to this?

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Chopdog
Aug 13, 2013 10:49 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
13 August 2013

Opinions - Entrance how to fix this?

Opinions - Entrance how to fix this?

Looks OK to me. A hallway table on the right wall would be good. HD

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Lurgen
Aug 13, 2013 4:10 pm
Lurgen

I'm more used to the below style of concrete pad (still in WA but different location) A lot different to the style used by Residential Perth…

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Redstorm
Aug 13, 2013 1:44 pm
Redstorm
gerG_R31
gerG_R31
12 August 2013

Movie set building on a tight budget

Movie set building on a tight budget

Hi, I am a student studying Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media My current project is in the pre production (working out if its affordable) stage I have a budget of $300…

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gerG_R31
Aug 12, 2013 11:55 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 August 2013

Doule Height walls - render and gyprock

Doule Height walls - render and gyprock

To see those pics we have to sign up to MS and I certainly don't want to do that. Better off to post this pic on somewhere like photobucket and copy the img links so we…

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Stewie D
Aug 12, 2013 11:11 pm
AAAHome
AAAHome
12 August 2013

Tender Presentation Clarification

Tender Presentation Clarification

Thanks maximus and dotgif. I went through the Tender a good half a dozen times and my favourite time passer on the train to work. I've more than 50K worth of PA included…

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AAAHome
Aug 12, 2013 5:49 pm
AAAHome
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 August 2013

CARPENTER JOINERY QUESTION Re: Hinges on 970mm door

CARPENTER JOINERY QUESTION Re: Hinges on 970mm door

3mm leaf solid hinges not the usual loose pin butt hinges that are 1mm if that for internal doors would go a long way to stopping sag as would a decent timber door jamb…

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Stewie D
Aug 11, 2013 1:57 pm


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