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Stewie D
Stewie D
17 May 2013

Height of ceilings in living and bedrooms

Height of ceilings in living and bedrooms

Well I've been in a lot of houses and units in my time and I've never seen any of them where all the rooms had ceiling heights that low. A few of…

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Stewie D
May 17, 2013 8:55 pm
mandv
mandv
16 May 2013

Clipsal

Clipsal

why dont you just purchase from an Electrical Wholesaler?

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mandv
May 16, 2013 2:20 pm
The Judge
The Judge
15 May 2013

Building columns for driveway gates

Building columns for driveway gates

Hi guys. I'm looking for a bit of advice on my next small project. I am going to put a gate across my driveway and am planning on building the columns using 2 cement…

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The Judge
May 15, 2013 11:50 am
The Judge
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
14 May 2013

Chromagen solar Hotwater

Chromagen solar Hotwater
1, 2

we were warned about that but also got told that once the warranty is up you can fiddle and fix that little annoyance ;)

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xxkatxx
May 14, 2013 11:22 pm
delatite13
delatite13
14 May 2013

colourbond garage/shed questions

colourbond garage/shed questions

Like others our new shed 16L x 9W x 3.6H went on the slab rather than poured inside. All our columns are RHS 100x150 with base plates. Holes were drilled in the slab…

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delatite13
May 14, 2013 1:05 pm
delatite13
leighton
leighton
13 May 2013

Building inspection help

Building inspection help

My advice is to steer away from the usuals. These are advocates rather than experts. PM me if you want to know the experts. They do cost a lot but are highly respected at…

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leighton
May 13, 2013 8:47 pm
leighton
paulw11
paulw11
12 May 2013

Electrical

Electrical

Perhaps you could contact an electrician or two for quotes and ask them what cable they need? For legal liability reasons I don't think anyone here will be willing to…

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paulw11
May 12, 2013 6:51 pm
33amc
33amc
10 May 2013

Wanting to start a reno as a hobby/business.

Wanting to start a reno as a hobby/business.

Whats your back up plan if you cant flip the property quickly once the face lift is done? I think you need to be financially prepared to have to hang on to the property…

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33amc
May 10, 2013 5:20 pm
roundbathcompany
roundbathcompany
10 May 2013

Toilet Cracked need some info.

Toilet Cracked need some info.

just a warning=do not use a cracked toilet pan,they can break apart at anytime

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roundbathcompany
May 10, 2013 3:31 pm
roundbathcompany
roundbathcompany
10 May 2013

Water hammer

Water hammer

ways to remedy 1=instal hammer arrestors on hot and cold washing machine taps as these will be the worst when washing machine and dishwasher solenoid slams on and…

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roundbathcompany
May 10, 2013 3:24 pm
roundbathcompany
roundbathcompany
10 May 2013

Unlicensed tradie experiences

Unlicensed tradie experiences

Always ask to view there license or contractors authority same size as a drivers license issued by department of fairtrading nsw it shows there license number name and…

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roundbathcompany
May 10, 2013 3:13 pm
Jm14
Jm14
8 May 2013

Delayed land settlement

Delayed land settlement

I spoke to my administrator this morning and she's happy to delay the contract signing and have it done close to land settlement date, hopefully that will save us from…

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Jm14
May 08, 2013 8:48 pm
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BronLee5
May 07, 2013 3:14 pm
navs
navs
7 May 2013

Fencing and Boundary Question...

Fencing and Boundary Question...

In WA but we have something similar called the dividing fences guide. I spoke with the building commission here last week and they gave similar advice. I think we will…

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navs
May 07, 2013 2:59 pm
AC27
AC27
6 May 2013

TV Cabinents. Metro Perth

TV Cabinents. Metro Perth

cheers matt will email you now.

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AC27
May 06, 2013 10:47 pm

That is very common. In double brick houses the frames are bricked in. There is often a very small amount of movement in the frame. Over time from…

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Mr_T
May 06, 2013 10:40 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
5 May 2013

Security door

Security door

I'm pretty sure the answer is you need a new door frame(Jamb,stop and all) 15mm between door faces? or 15mm between the front door handle and the security door…

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chrisandkate
May 05, 2013 8:59 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 May 2013

Need advice on fence in heritage overlay area

Need advice on fence in heritage overlay area

A heritage architect familiar with your local council is probably your best bet. Stewie

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Stewie D
May 03, 2013 9:59 pm
Team PD
Team PD
3 May 2013

New Porter Davis Concept Display Centre opens in Truganina

New Porter Davis Concept Display Centre opens in Truganina

We’ve received such great feedback about Williams Landing from our customers, suppliers, trades and developer partners so we’re proud to continue to lead the way in…

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Team PD
May 03, 2013 9:12 pm
Team PD
davfloor
davfloor
3 May 2013

laker paints still in business?

laker paints still in business?

can anyone tell me if laker paints is still in business?Tried calling to no avail

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davfloor
May 03, 2013 6:00 pm
JB1
JB1
3 May 2013

Subdivide in Berwick?

Subdivide in Berwick?

It won't be worth it in an area where the house and land is worth $340k. Construction won't be cheap to incorporate the existing house. I'm currently building a…

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JB1
May 03, 2013 1:46 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 May 2013

Melamine shelving

Melamine shelving

The better ones are called head hole screws which as the name suggests have a hole about 5mm long x 1mm ø into which you push the little plastic cap which has a similar…

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Stewie D
May 03, 2013 9:59 am
ozzybuilder
ozzybuilder
2 May 2013

sugeestions of eco builder for the gold coast

sugeestions of eco builder for the gold coast

Hi Apples At the risk of blatant self advertisement I am a builder based on the Sunshine Coast with a strong interest in eco homes. If you would like to contact me direct…

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ozzybuilder
May 02, 2013 10:08 pm
33amc
33amc
2 May 2013

Definition - inclement weather ?

Definition - inclement weather ?

not just the physical rain, but also the days after if it is too muddy to work safely or safely access the site or get delivery trucks in etc. That is part of the definition

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33amc
May 02, 2013 12:21 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 May 2013

Dog door fitted into a sliding patio door?

Dog door fitted into a sliding patio door?
1, 2

I just installed **************************** in my house, I LOVE it. Everyone always asks about it, its sleek and doesn't look clunky. 5 year…

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ECOECO
May 02, 2013 7:29 am
ECOECO
K4neX
K4neX
1 May 2013

garage extension cost - quick help please

garage extension cost - quick help please

I am basing my experience from talking to a sales person from another builder. I was asking the approximate cost of extending the back wall of a floor plan by 1m, with…

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K4neX
May 01, 2013 8:54 am
navs
navs
30 April 2013

Building Brokers

Building Brokers

They also generally only do big and expensive builds but if that is what you are doing then go for it. I know if someone who said they saved thousands doing that.

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navs
Apr 30, 2013 9:36 am
Dash1965
Dash1965
29 April 2013

Tiled Roof vs Colourbond - pros/cons (and noise question)

Tiled Roof vs Colourbond - pros/cons (and noise question)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

How did you go about getting your roof replaced? Who did you contact? We will shortly be having solar panes installed and when the original measurements…

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Dash1965
Apr 29, 2013 9:11 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
29 April 2013

Question re builders margin

Question re builders margin

I'm pretty sure you'll find that in your contract it states the builder is allowed to keep the margin he would have made had they supplied the product/item/service. If…

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chrisandkate
Apr 29, 2013 2:06 pm
modernweb
modernweb
29 April 2013

Seeking beta testers and advice

Seeking beta testers and advice

Good morning all, I am currently in the process of developing a product which can be used by builders to keep their customers fully up to date. Customers are notified on…

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modernweb
Apr 29, 2013 1:33 pm
gzk
gzk
27 April 2013

Nbn trench

Nbn trench

This may be of use: http://www.warralily.com.au/Warralily/media/Warralily/Documents/NBN057_BuilderCabler_Flyer_V12.pdf Definitely run a…

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gzk
Apr 27, 2013 12:24 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
26 April 2013

Metal roof alternatives

Metal roof alternatives

I thought glass/wool insulation blanket absorbed some sound or would be better than the basic sisal

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 26, 2013 2:15 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
26 April 2013

Working inside steel truss roofs

Working inside steel truss roofs

Anyone experienced in this area? How to work inside and move around? Ive seem them under construction and wondered how trades are able to…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 26, 2013 2:07 pm
33amc
33amc
25 April 2013

Rules governing Site Fences

Rules governing Site Fences

Depends where you are located. Some states dont have requirements of site fences and some builders just do it as extra coverage against unwanted visitors and to limit…

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33amc
Apr 25, 2013 8:11 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
25 April 2013

Edwards hot water system problems

Edwards hot water system problems

With due respect to Homeone, it may pay to ask over at Whirlpool in the Green Tech forum where I believe there has been a lot of discussion on Edwards solar, some of it archived

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 25, 2013 3:01 pm
Mayu
Mayu
25 April 2013

Has anyone built with Rawson Homes in Auburn Council area?

Has anyone built with Rawson Homes in Auburn Council area?

Thank you Springtime My sales rep did not mention anything about it , may be due to the new private approval process where they do not have to go through Aurburn…

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Mayu
Apr 25, 2013 7:47 am
Jen1977
Jen1977
25 April 2013

GST treatment for variation

GST treatment for variation

I work for a builder and we do our variations Cost + builders margin + GST on the whole lot.

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Jen1977
Apr 25, 2013 7:45 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
24 April 2013

Second hand balustrading

Second hand balustrading

We are replacing our balcony due to rotting timber. At the same time we will update the balustrading. The balustrading is glass surrounded by…

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ECOECO
Apr 24, 2013 10:34 pm
ECOECO
TinaG
TinaG
24 April 2013

Estate Building restrictions

Estate Building restrictions

If you're in a new estate there should be a document with covenants where it clearly states the fence style

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TinaG
Apr 24, 2013 1:16 pm
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belichun
Apr 24, 2013 10:58 am
Mumtomonkeys
Mumtomonkeys
24 April 2013

Advice needed please, not sure of best option MERNDA

Advice needed please, not sure of best option MERNDA

Put down deposit on the block in settlers hill, and also the PD house! Feels so great to have finally made a decision

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Mumtomonkeys
Apr 24, 2013 10:09 am
springtime
springtime
23 April 2013

Clean fill wanted Perth

Clean fill wanted Perth

Hi, Try these websites, most people just want to give the dirt away for free : www.fillwanted.com.au www.needdirt.com.au www.gumtree.com.au I hope this helps. ::wink::

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springtime
Apr 23, 2013 5:38 pm
Davesdodger
Davesdodger
22 April 2013

Roof restoration or roof replacement

Roof restoration or roof replacement

To the guys at Guardian Roofing. Thanks for all your help with my roofing. After procrastinating and then finally contacting you guys via this fantastic forum, my roof…

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Davesdodger
Apr 22, 2013 5:45 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 April 2013

Link 2 rainwater tanks some distance apart

Link 2 rainwater tanks some distance apart

Hi downtime, Before I give some solutions, a few other notes. Re the slimline tank. The ones that are practically impossible to clean are the…

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SaveH2O
Apr 20, 2013 1:42 pm
SaveH2O
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
20 April 2013

Getting rid of musty smell in wardrobe

Getting rid of musty smell in wardrobe

True enough - though the OP may not know there was dampness as per normal, most people are unaware of what makes the musky smell in the first place. Mostly it is dampness :wink:

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onc_artisan
Apr 20, 2013 12:26 pm
onc_artisan
deluxes
deluxes
19 April 2013

At stage 1, have questions, please help!

At stage 1, have questions, please help!

I feel your pain... I am about to commence building my 2nd home, but built my first place 8/9 years ago as a bright eyed, excited, yet very naive young 19 year old girl,…

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deluxes
Apr 19, 2013 11:16 am
deluxes


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