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Liliana
Liliana
30 April 2014

Building Warranty Insurance - A Damn Disgrace.

Building Warranty Insurance - A Damn Disgrace.

Looks like something is happening after all. I was sent this link by the Consumer Action Law Centre: http://premier.vic.gov.au/images/140407 ... sumers.pdf

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Liliana
Apr 30, 2014 12:12 pm
echelon6
echelon6
30 April 2014

Decking timber in Sydney - where?

Decking timber in Sydney - where?

Sorry I should've mentioned I'm in St George area, near Rockdale, but I'm willing to drive around anywhere pretty much. I'm particularly interested in places that have…

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echelon6
Apr 30, 2014 11:25 am
Luke Hally
Luke Hally
30 April 2014

Getting what you pay for with tradies

Getting what you pay for with tradies

I'd like to thank everyone who took our survey. It's really helped with giving us a more definite direction. Good luck with your projects.

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Luke Hally
Apr 30, 2014 8:09 am
33amc
33amc
29 April 2014

How deep do I own my land?

How deep do I own my land?

My Rates notices states on it the lot and plan number followed by "to depth 50ft"

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33amc
Apr 29, 2014 9:42 pm
dunollyman
dunollyman
29 April 2014

Tiny weekender, legal without permits

Tiny weekender, legal without permits

here is our weekend gettaway as it under 10m2 and 3m high its a shed and tottaly legal :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbrYgN7v3Ps

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dunollyman
Apr 29, 2014 5:46 pm
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Sammi_O
Apr 29, 2014 1:12 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 April 2014

Close Un-used chimney

Close Un-used chimney

Well, silicon is OK up to a point. If it was me I'd just replace the flashing to make sure. Edit : The other option is to remove the chimney above the roof and then just…

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Stewie D
Apr 29, 2014 9:09 am
wakudoki
wakudoki
28 April 2014

Patching a Dead Section of Lawn

Patching a Dead Section of Lawn

For an overnight fix, dig up the dead section, spread some soil enhancer then lay some new turf in its place (same species). It will soon integrate with the existing lawn…

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wakudoki
Apr 28, 2014 11:00 pm
m-sass
m-sass
28 April 2014

VINYL WALLPAPER

VINYL WALLPAPER

Oh, thanks for…

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m-sass
Apr 28, 2014 9:45 pm
m-sass
MadFisher
MadFisher
27 April 2014

Wall Removal

Wall Removal

will do guys

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MadFisher
Apr 27, 2014 10:56 am
MadFisher
Mara
Mara
26 April 2014

Fibre Cement Cladding and sheets for exterior

Fibre Cement Cladding and sheets for exterior

Hi All, I am getting my first home built which is a double storey. Very excited about the plan, location and the layout but I am bit not comfortable with the my house not…

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Mara
Apr 26, 2014 6:29 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 April 2014

Cantilevered staircase

Cantilevered staircase

The last set of similar stairs I did was years ago for the King of Saudi and the glass balustrade alone was $50,000. The King of Saudi ?…

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Stewie D
Apr 26, 2014 11:06 am
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
25 April 2014

PGH Northbridge bricks colour selection help please

PGH Northbridge bricks colour selection help please

Hi J_lorro and ibb1980, did you end up using the brick? If so can you please post a picture as we're also looking for inspiration with this brick. Thanks so much.

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cat_dunc
Apr 26, 2014 12:52 am
cat_dunc
nsnvas
nsnvas
25 April 2014

Good demolition people in Cheltenham VIC 3192

Good demolition people in Cheltenham VIC 3192

Hi, I am planning to demolish and rebuild. I've got a quote thru my builder and seems bit higher. Is there any good demolish company around my place? My current home is…

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nsnvas
Apr 25, 2014 6:32 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
25 April 2014

Water hammer

Water hammer

Your single (hot and cold) bath tap is causing shock waves when first opened because it is being opened too quickly. Just open and close it a bit slower. The symptom is…

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SaveH2O
Apr 25, 2014 4:12 am
SaveH2O
ddarroch
ddarroch
25 April 2014

No Gas, 4 choices. Which one

No Gas, 4 choices. Which one

If you're going electric for cooking, induction seems the way to go. Though still quite expensive I think.

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ddarroch
Apr 25, 2014 2:58 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 April 2014

Last chance inspection- who cares?

Last chance inspection- who cares?

Its a worry - our 12 month is VERY soon - and I still can't find too much. We're on sand and its always seemed a good build. I go around the house every day - looking up…

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Saint Mike
Apr 24, 2014 10:38 am
Saint Mike

I go to bucket photos you upload to bucket photos then click on the photo you want to post you should get a page like…

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2-cupcakes-pls
Apr 24, 2014 10:05 am
2-cupcakes-pls
chrip
chrip
23 April 2014

Stackstone water feature - water splash

Stackstone water feature - water splash

SaveH20 - yes I've tried with a very low flow... problem is the flow increases because of gravity and the height of the wall. I don't really mind the splashing, what I do…

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chrip
Apr 23, 2014 2:11 pm
Team PD
Team PD
22 April 2014

Posrter Davis - Anzac Day Opening Hours

Posrter Davis - Anzac Day Opening Hours

Porter Davis displays that are normally open on a Friday will be open 1 – 5pm on April 25. We recommend before heading out that you check our display locations page on…

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Team PD
Apr 22, 2014 5:45 pm
Team PD
kassan1973
kassan1973
22 April 2014

SEWER PIPES

SEWER PIPES

Yeh all fixed this was my fault just had to add an additional downpipe and has been great even in the worst of downpours. The fall is very minimal in places the plumber in…

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kassan1973
Apr 22, 2014 12:32 pm
jez07
jez07
21 April 2014

Wrongly invoiced by Council?

Wrongly invoiced by Council?

Thanks qebtel. Thought as much. We didnt have to pay bond to council for the demo stage. We have thought of taking the council to NSW Ombudsmand but I suspect we need to…

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jez07
Apr 21, 2014 10:42 pm
trixee
trixee
21 April 2014

Looking for Perth recs wrought iron

Looking for Perth recs wrought iron

I'm looking for wrought iron (or similar) recommendations in Perth, for the following: - Security screen or gates, could be for portico or front door, not sure yet -…

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trixee
Apr 21, 2014 2:28 pm
trixee
Starky
Starky
19 April 2014

Design Blogs?

Design Blogs?

Renovate forum is the best for renovation stories. http://www.renovateforum.com/content/

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Starky
Apr 19, 2014 7:45 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 April 2014

Sewer Problem - Breach of Contract?

Sewer Problem - Breach of Contract?
1, 2, 3

You may well be right insider but I hope it is just unbiased ( or biased ) journalism that gets this story more air time so that the appropriate authorities take action. Stewie

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Stewie D
Apr 18, 2014 10:53 pm
Ninka
Ninka
18 April 2014

Anyone building with Statesman (SA) used George Giannakakis?

Anyone building with Statesman (SA) used George Giannakakis?

Hi, I know your post is from last year but I have just signed up to build the Hampstead, actually it's a modified version of it, and George has been helping me with it. he…

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Ninka
Apr 18, 2014 7:51 pm
Ninka
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 April 2014

$8000 for guttering replacement?

$8000 for guttering replacement?

Scaffolding is an area where under…

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SaveH2O
Apr 18, 2014 1:53 pm
SaveH2O
Lex
Lex
17 April 2014

What sort of lawn grass is this?

What sort of lawn grass is this?

Anna, why are you asking the question? Do you plan to get rid of them anyway? To figure the sort, I would like to see how does it look like at the kerb. Any more pics??

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Lex
Apr 17, 2014 8:11 pm
Lex
Si Deziner
Si Deziner
17 April 2014

Triangular Shaped Lot

Triangular Shaped Lot

Hi Summerland, Have you got any further with your situation? If you'd like to PM me with a copy of the site plan I can have a look at it for you if you like?!? Over a…

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Si Deziner
Apr 17, 2014 7:55 pm
Si Deziner
Si Deziner
16 April 2014

Home design for acreage with lounge at one end

Home design for acreage with lounge at one end

Hi NaomiCroft, Do you mean like an L shaped house? Look at "The Beechworth 327" at www.homedesigncentral.com.au It's one of their Tranquility Collection…

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Si Deziner
Apr 16, 2014 6:38 pm
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Krisssy
Apr 16, 2014 4:01 pm

We had one at our last place and now one at our new place too… in the bedrooms. We went with other types of fans for the other rooms… the fanaways are almost silent,…

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mynameisjonas
Apr 16, 2014 11:15 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
16 April 2014

Covering concrete

Covering concrete

Jackhammer it up and replace it otherwise it is just like painting over rust - it'll look good for a month and then the rust shows through…

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Saint Mike
Apr 16, 2014 10:28 am
Saint Mike
Super Nes
Super Nes
16 April 2014

Colorbond Cedar garage doors photos required please.

Colorbond Cedar garage doors photos required please.
1, 2, 3

They tried to charge us $475 for our timberlook garage. Lucky I knew our specs back to front and wasn't actually charged anything because it was in fact already included.

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Super Nes
Apr 16, 2014 1:56 am
qebtel
qebtel
13 April 2014

Pursuing damages for buyers terminating unconditional contra

Pursuing damages for buyers terminating unconditional contra

A contract is a business deal, and a promise which must be honoured. You must take action when called for , not keep acquiescing to recalcitrant buyers requests. You made…

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qebtel
Apr 13, 2014 1:05 pm
Wandin Valley
Wandin Valley
13 April 2014

retrofit polished concrete flooring

retrofit polished concrete flooring

Seriously Ive looking at polished concrete for years. Its great but a bit of fashion ATM. I'd be looking into high quality Large polished tiles, I reackon they look even…

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Wandin Valley
Apr 13, 2014 6:49 am
Wandin Valley
kexkez
kexkez
12 April 2014

Electrical supply to my shed

Electrical supply to my shed

ok I think the discuss has reached a good conclusion. Given that a few seemed to have now decided to argue the point. it's time for this thread to be closed. Thank you…

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kexkez
Apr 12, 2014 4:54 pm
kexkez
KGsGirl
KGsGirl
12 April 2014

real estate referrals

real estate referrals

It isn't illegal but possibly questionable as to his motives. I would personally use someone independent from the agent completely as you don't know what motives the…

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KGsGirl
Apr 12, 2014 3:48 pm
KGsGirl
Keffufal
Keffufal
10 April 2014

Sheds

Sheds

I am currently chasing up some testimonials for Best Sheds, but I have to say that their customer service is pretty good so far, always reply to emails within a few hours…

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Keffufal
Apr 10, 2014 10:42 pm
Keffufal
oldchippy
oldchippy
10 April 2014

Decking roof beam span

Decking roof beam span

depends on the length and spacing of the rafters as well as the type of (weight) of roofing (ie)laserlite,iron,tiles,etc. That is a long span,and I would assume you would…

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oldchippy
Apr 10, 2014 3:12 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 April 2014

Sliding Window Rubber

Sliding Window Rubber

Have you contacted the manufacturer of your windows ? You would also probably get more replies if you posted this in the windows and door section viewforum.php?f=23 Stewie

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Stewie D
Apr 09, 2014 8:00 am
Nibbles55
Nibbles55
8 April 2014

Looking for feedback on BuyBuildingSupplies.com.au

Looking for feedback on BuyBuildingSupplies.com.au

Hi there, I'm looking to buy some insulation batts from buybuildingsupplies.com.au. Their prices are hard to beat, even with the cost of delivery added on, and the batts…

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Nibbles55
Apr 08, 2014 11:40 pm
Stive
Stive
8 April 2014

Should I turn my apartment study into a 2nd bedroom??

Should I turn my apartment study into a 2nd bedroom??
1, 2

Does your bathroom have a window? It looks a similar size to the study and there is obviously plumbing to the laundry so swapping them might be…

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Stive
Apr 08, 2014 3:56 pm
greenstripe
greenstripe
8 April 2014

Cutting Roller blinds to fit windows?

Cutting Roller blinds to fit windows?

Hi All Just following up - well I did this on the bandsaw and it worked very well. No fraying or grabbing and I have a nice smooth edge. I wrapped the cut site in…

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greenstripe
Apr 08, 2014 3:28 pm
WearingThin
WearingThin
8 April 2014

Regency Homes - Kirwan Qld

Regency Homes - Kirwan Qld

Same principal, different name http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/About_us/News_and_events/Whats_new/Zen_homes.page

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WearingThin
Apr 08, 2014 9:40 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 April 2014

Carpenter rates

Carpenter rates

If you do a search on the forums you will get a few hits. If you also go to the OB section and trawl through some of the older threads, there are a few there regarding…

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Stewie D
Apr 08, 2014 8:21 am
Justintime
Justintime
8 April 2014

How can I figure out rafter spacing in my flat roof?

How can I figure out rafter spacing in my flat roof?

Unscrew a roof sheet and have a look. You dont know if ceiling battens have been used which are normally at 450c so you could get a false reading. good luck

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Justintime
Apr 08, 2014 1:58 am
trixee
trixee
6 April 2014

Double Storey Facade?!? HELP!!

Double Storey Facade?!? HELP!!

You could try livening it up with some feature stone or tile on the portico, although it might be hard to find something that will tie in with red brick.

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trixee
Apr 06, 2014 9:38 pm
trixee

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