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dreamin
dreamin
14 August 2013

Pergola built.... photos!

Pergola built.... photos!
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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
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
11 August 2013

Space saving laundry tubs.....

Space saving laundry tubs.....

Hi again TT's I did consider having a round one - that was in fact what I had in mind when I first started envisioning our laundry fit out. But decided I would probably…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 11, 2013 10:21 am
Mattttt
Mattttt
10 August 2013

Paint burnt roofing iron??

Paint burnt roofing iron??

Hi all, we have just bought a fire damaged house and will be renovating it on a tight budget. The fire was in one corner of the house and mainly in the lounge room area.…

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Mattttt
Aug 10, 2013 10:42 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 August 2013

Fencing requirement during demolition

Fencing requirement during demolition

So it is not really the council's requirement? Yes it is as I already said but unless a council inspector drives past every day they…

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Stewie D
Aug 10, 2013 1:32 pm
oncewerefurriers
oncewerefurriers
9 August 2013

How high is too low for a highlight window?

How high is too low for a highlight window?

Thanks Mark & Leanne. We're not too bothered about the difference in height between this one and the rest on that side of the house. No-one is going to see it. Because…

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oncewerefurriers
Aug 09, 2013 8:05 pm
The How To Studio
The How To Studio
9 August 2013

Building extra room under veranda

Building extra room under veranda

Can you be a little more specific? How is the veranda supported? Is it a waterproof structure or a concrete deck or just gapped timber boards? What's the clear height…

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The How To Studio
Aug 09, 2013 11:01 am
The How To Studio
PTG
PTG
8 August 2013

Pressed tin splash backs

Pressed tin splash backs
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I'm not overly keen on powder coating the panels. If you cut them to size after they are powder coated, sometimes the coating can shatter along the cut lines and that…

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PTG
Aug 08, 2013 10:49 pm
PTG
33amc
33amc
8 August 2013

shed plans ebay

shed plans ebay

do the plans match exactlly the shed kit you bought? If not it wont get it through council. Best bet is finding out who the manufacturer of the shed kit was and try and…

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33amc
Aug 08, 2013 8:03 pm
VivianN
VivianN
7 August 2013

Stamp duty payable and FHOG applicable in Victoria

Stamp duty payable and FHOG applicable in Victoria

I have just gone through the process myself recently. As staceyd said, stamp duty will be payable on the day of land settlement. Your lawyer or conveyancer can apply for…

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VivianN
Aug 07, 2013 2:06 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
7 August 2013

How do I fix this?

How do I fix this?

You might find it hard to find a tiler that's likes doing little jobs like these. It is something that you can have a go at yourself. For about $20…

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KnockItDown
Aug 07, 2013 1:15 pm
KnockItDown
Matergabiae
Matergabiae
7 August 2013

Slope Stability Testing - sloping blocks?

Slope Stability Testing - sloping blocks?

If you find a good custom builder with experience on sloping blocks, who will go and visit the site with you, they will recommend a soil test. Until a soil test is done,…

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Matergabiae
Aug 07, 2013 10:40 am
Matergabiae
ludo333
ludo333
6 August 2013

Used industrial machinery

Used industrial machinery

Hi Stewie perfect, thanks for the advice, i will check it out right now regards

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ludo333
Aug 07, 2013 12:57 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
6 August 2013

Do you have a path to your front door?

Do you have a path to your front door?

If you don't have a foot path in your nature strip for your yard path to connect to then I don't see the point of having a separate path.…

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JazzyJess
Aug 06, 2013 10:58 pm
Clarkey 40
Clarkey 40
6 August 2013

Commodore homes

Commodore homes

I am currently thinking of signing with Commodore Homes and just wanted to get people's thoughts of Commodore Homes and the BGC group

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Clarkey 40
Aug 06, 2013 10:02 pm
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 9:44 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 1:24 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 12:52 pm
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 9:40 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 9:24 pm
ludo333
ludo333
5 August 2013

Spare room

Spare room

My suggestion is to…

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ludo333
Aug 05, 2013 9:19 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 9:08 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 5:06 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 3:27 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 3:12 pm

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

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maximus
Aug 03, 2013 9:24 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 5:58 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 12:02 pm
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 8:11 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 3:54 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 9:47 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 11:55 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 9:22 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 9:15 pm
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SaveH2O
Jul 31, 2013 7:15 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 2:24 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 2:22 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 9:51 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 8:43 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 2:42 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 10:27 am


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