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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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Sep 11, 2013 10:07 pm
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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
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

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