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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
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 August 2013

Dumpy's for Dummies

Dumpy's for Dummies

A dumpy is just a dumpy even a more modern one like that compared to my thirty year old Sokkisha. When you set the tripod up you have to push those prongs on the bottom of…

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Stewie D
Aug 20, 2013 8:25 am
Slightly Random
Slightly Random
19 August 2013

When to tell Landlord you are building/moving

When to tell Landlord you are building/moving

Best thing is to check with the relevant state authority regarding the legal notice requirements. eg,…

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Slightly Random
Aug 19, 2013 5:53 pm
Slightly Random
fireblade6
fireblade6
19 August 2013

CREA laminates

CREA laminates

Does anyone know who stocks, or can supply, Crea laminates? It used to be HVG but they stopped stocking Crea products in March this year. I am specifically looking for a…

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fireblade6
Aug 19, 2013 3:55 pm

our house is still being built but we managed to get this pic of the bathroom floor which is magellan grout, not easy to see the colour given all the dirt on the floor. we…

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hachy
Aug 19, 2013 12:17 am
hachy
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
18 August 2013

Timber Double Garage with Gable Tiled Roof

Timber Double Garage with Gable Tiled Roof

No - but I had a gable roof brick garage. Storage above the ceiling line was great - I had no ceiling - just the rafters.

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Saint Mike
Aug 18, 2013 2:29 pm
Saint Mike
Ari
Ari
16 August 2013

Water Runoff and my horrible neighbour

Water Runoff and my horrible neighbour

I would plant five new trees as obviously they used to suck up a hell of a lot of water if this is a new problem ;) haha that will get her.

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Ari
Aug 16, 2013 3:17 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 August 2013

swollen verandah boards

swollen verandah boards

As per what oldchippy says - more info is needed. Seeing some pics of the verandah would help. Stewie

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Stewie D
Aug 16, 2013 10:32 am
33amc
33amc
15 August 2013

How to know if masonry screws will hold?

How to know if masonry screws will hold?

Look up the manufacturers specs, they will rate their fixings for this. Dyna bolts would probably be best, you will get more holding power per fixing

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33amc
Aug 15, 2013 6:28 pm
gesinta7
gesinta7
14 August 2013

Mortar Issues ??

Mortar Issues ??

Me too Jazzyjess , I'm concerned that it will only get worse

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gesinta7
Aug 14, 2013 11:59 pm
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


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