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trixee
trixee
18 May 2014

Reno/build spreadsheet

Reno/build spreadsheet

I haven't found any on the web that have actually helped to be honest. The most useful one I have is one a friend sent me to keep track of light fittings. I'm starting to…

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trixee
May 18, 2014 2:46 am
trixee
bpratt
bpratt
17 May 2014

Quoting

Quoting

The licenced trades roofer that came to me with a quote and was due to start on it over a week ago, finally turned up last week and has told me he didn't know I wanted…

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bpratt
May 18, 2014 12:32 am
KB_PETERS
KB_PETERS
17 May 2014

Austral Bricks Hawksburn

Austral Bricks Hawksburn

Hi all, my wife and I have decided to build with the HAWKSBURN brick from AUSTRAL BRICKS but just need some inspiration choosing the rest of the…

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KB_PETERS
May 17, 2014 9:08 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
17 May 2014

How to clean chrome without damaging surface?

How to clean chrome without damaging surface?

No worries :) I've head that chrome is quite soft so don't use any abrasive cleaners and chrome will keep looking good as long as it's kept clean from dirt etc.

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HomeAngels
May 17, 2014 9:06 pm
HomeAngels
qebtel
qebtel
17 May 2014

Development approval Brisbane

Development approval Brisbane

Hi We are in a bit of a bind - we have recently built a carport over our existing driveway (have relaxation approval from brisbane council).…

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qebtel
May 17, 2014 2:50 pm
mightyirvs
mightyirvs
16 May 2014

Plumbing

Plumbing

Yes, I think that is the case Beetaloo. How did you sort this problem?

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mightyirvs
May 16, 2014 10:51 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
15 May 2014

4 years post build - have discovered faulty RCDs

4 years post build - have discovered faulty RCDs

Great to hear your builder is cooperating. Good luck keep us posted

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Crazyk
May 15, 2014 9:29 pm
Crazyk
bashworth
bashworth
15 May 2014

Preparation of Plans Agreement (PPA)

Preparation of Plans Agreement (PPA)

Yes, the deposit does comes of the final project cost.

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bashworth
May 15, 2014 5:37 pm
bashworth
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 May 2014

Is it okay to pass waste pipe through footings?

Is it okay to pass waste pipe through footings?

Is the floor a suspended timber frame ie floor sheeting over timber floor joists & bearers and brick veneer walls on strip footings ? If it is, how much room is there…

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Stewie D
May 15, 2014 12:31 pm
1rocky
1rocky
15 May 2014

Which essastone in bathroom?

Which essastone in bathroom?

love your selections and the idea of essastone i would put some samples of essa stone in and see how they go looking at the essastone site some colors that might go …

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1rocky
May 15, 2014 9:34 am
unrealhome
unrealhome
14 May 2014

PGH Gledswood Blend

PGH Gledswood Blend

HomeOner's .. Just wondering if anyone has built with PGH's Gledswood Blend? http://www.pghbricks.com.au/Bricks/Show_230.aspx

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unrealhome
May 14, 2014 3:43 pm
unrealhome
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
14 May 2014

Underground pipe problem

Underground pipe problem

Nowhere near enough information, for example, no details about the type of foundation or age of property. It is also very hard for people in Australia to be giving advice…

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SaveH2O
May 14, 2014 2:59 pm
SaveH2O
dragonchild
dragonchild
14 May 2014

Land titling -how long?

Land titling -how long?

Mine was 15 months from contract exchange - just shy of 16 months from when they started selling blocks in that release. It was delayed about 6 months from the original…

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dragonchild
May 14, 2014 1:02 pm
dragonchild
scott gnu harris
scott gnu harris
13 May 2014

Builder - Macleod Melbourne

Builder - Macleod Melbourne

Can anyone please recommend a builder to me. I know there's hundreds of builders but I'm looking for a builder that will help me along the way and be happy to work with…

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scott gnu harris
May 13, 2014 11:40 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
13 May 2014

Installing plaster directly to truss

Installing plaster directly to truss

I'm sure it will be. Was just worried it was a compromise on long term quality

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Crazyk
May 13, 2014 10:47 pm
Crazyk
snowing
snowing
13 May 2014

Resizing a building envelope

Resizing a building envelope

Depending on where your block of land is, you can actually check most of the information about overlay and restrictions for your block online. Some councils even put up…

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snowing
May 13, 2014 5:35 am
Jayjay84
Jayjay84
12 May 2014

Advice on staircase upgrade! Costing too much?

Advice on staircase upgrade! Costing too much?

Thanks for the info. She sent me a revised price that included 1.6m glass sheet instead of the 1m originally quoted. Still comes with the French polishing and also the…

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Jayjay84
May 12, 2014 9:31 pm
Jayjay84
mgilla
mgilla
11 May 2014

Help! Circles in plasterboard!!

Help! Circles in plasterboard!!

It's where the screws have been patched and not sanded perfectly flat. If it only shows at night under artificial light then technically it's not a defect. It will all…

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mgilla
May 11, 2014 7:11 pm
coke
coke
11 May 2014

encasing sewer pipes.

encasing sewer pipes.

Thank you Stewie D I am much appreciated.

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coke
May 11, 2014 6:10 pm
bpratt
bpratt
11 May 2014

Council Rates on Vacant Land

Council Rates on Vacant Land

Usually a percentage of what your unimproved property is valued at by the Qld Valuer General. You can get the rate value from the council's website, and I think you can…

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bpratt
May 11, 2014 12:45 pm
becc
becc
10 May 2014

Cost and design a secure carport.

Cost and design a secure carport.

Hoping someone can give me some ideas about a carport. We would like to add a carport at the back of our drive through garage. We already have the slab down so it would be…

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becc
May 10, 2014 9:00 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
10 May 2014

Cultured Stack Stone - Entire House

Cultured Stack Stone - Entire House

If cost is no object why not do something that retains or improves the value. Cladding a whole building in stone will be pricey. The sandstone cladding is used by a…

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AussieMark
May 10, 2014 8:37 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
10 May 2014

Recommendation for independent building inspector in Adelaid

Recommendation for independent building inspector in Adelaid

I am also interested as I am presently building. ST13 - what sort of price are you paying. pm if you can. Thanks.

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Beetaloo
May 10, 2014 1:54 pm
Beetaloo

Do you name your appliances?

Do you name your appliances?

Everyone I know who has a robotic vacuum cleaner has named it! They must be part of the family huh?! I don't think any of ours have names at the moment, I used to name…

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Wellard2ndTimers
May 09, 2014 2:45 pm
bleaky
bleaky
8 May 2014

PGH basswood mottle

PGH basswood mottle

Hi, we are currently making our colour choices and have come across this brick. Has anyone built with it and have any pics they could share? I've got a list from pgh of…

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bleaky
May 08, 2014 11:00 pm
bleaky
nectar
nectar
8 May 2014

Electrician's materials costs to you. How much mark-up?

Electrician's materials costs to you. How much mark-up?
1, 2

OOOPS sorry everyone, massive typo - I thought I wrote 20%, yes you are right, our builder is charging us 20% on our contract. Gee 40% would be nice hey!

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nectar
May 08, 2014 5:52 pm
bpratt
bpratt
8 May 2014

Help identify meter box enclosure solution from photo

Help identify meter box enclosure solution from photo

I think you'd have issues with the authorities on having water and gas inside with electrickery. :) I reckon one big cabinet that would allow you to put them all in…

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bpratt
May 08, 2014 5:21 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
7 May 2014

Austral Melbourne Hawthorn

Austral Melbourne Hawthorn

We'll they only gave me 3 addresses one was up whoop whoop. She told me it was relatively new. So hopefully some other folk have used it. I like the colour over…

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Crazyk
May 07, 2014 9:55 pm
Crazyk
fruity
fruity
7 May 2014

Cost to paint a ceiling..

Cost to paint a ceiling..

Hi fruity, In my humble opinion, the cost to paint a ceiling would be the same as to paint walls. According to the Archicentre cost guide this…

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fruity
May 07, 2014 9:51 pm
rocky123
rocky123
7 May 2014

shamrock way settlement in truganina

shamrock way settlement in truganina

hi there, is anyone knows when will be the settlement in shamrock way in truganina .its been long waiting and not been advised when it ll be..can anyone help please. thanks

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rocky123
May 07, 2014 9:18 pm
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
6 May 2014

Help please. Floor company ignoring me!!

Help please. Floor company ignoring me!!

OP I'd be inclined to go via the builder. suppliers aren't great at dealing directly with the consumer. builders carry more weight via their return business and might…

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mrssnowden
May 06, 2014 6:49 pm
sneakersss
sneakersss
5 May 2014

Help me envision a decision on brick/roof colour scheme

Help me envision a decision on brick/roof colour scheme

How about the following: Roof and gutters: Dune Fascia, downpipes, garage door, render: Surfmist Windows, front door: Timber

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sneakersss
May 05, 2014 11:07 pm
sneakersss
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
5 May 2014

Building with SIPs

Building with SIPs

Has anybody gone this route or built for a client using them? We've tried to get our build happen and not had much luck from what I had thought was a big supplier but I'm…

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mrssnowden
May 05, 2014 8:00 pm
Team PD
Team PD
4 May 2014

Porter Davis Bermuda Display now open at Aspire Estate.

Porter Davis Bermuda Display now open at Aspire Estate.

The Bermuda joins our existing homes at Aspire, the Livingstone and the Hoffman and is open Saturday – Thursday 11am – 5pm. The Bermuda has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms…

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Team PD
May 04, 2014 10:41 am
Team PD
AAAHome
AAAHome
2 May 2014

Austral brick Orpheus

Austral brick Orpheus

Hi Jayjay84, we have recentyl chosen Orpheus but we haven't started building yet. As mentioned by peteandrose we've been given with the list and we looked at quiet a few…

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AAAHome
May 02, 2014 4:21 pm
AAAHome
qebtel
qebtel
1 May 2014

Dispute with demolition company, need advise urgently!

Dispute with demolition company, need advise urgently!

I note these points, 1. Quote may be valid for six months, but that is for takeup. Once you have an agreement, the quote is valid for that job irrespective of completion…

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qebtel
May 02, 2014 12:53 am
vetty19
vetty19
1 May 2014

Fixing of Site costs before signing house contract

Fixing of Site costs before signing house contract

Our site costs are only preliminary in our contract! Once the builder gets on site, the costs will be finalised. If it is under, then we get a credit. If it is over, then…

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vetty19
May 01, 2014 6:43 pm
vetty19
joannek
joannek
30 April 2014

Living areas...

Living areas...

It all depends how many people will use it and what furniture you will use. It's a spacious living area in an upmarket apartment for example. It's the size of a largish…

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joannek
May 01, 2014 12:13 am

O dear! It makes you wonder how these guys think they'll make it to old age. I believe the guy on the ladder works for the same company as this…

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Stewie D
Apr 30, 2014 6:19 pm
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

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