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bpratt
bpratt
27 January 2014

Electrical Upgrade costs

Electrical Upgrade costs

Yes, stick to plain old bayonet light fittings as much as you can, as it is a whole lot cheaper to add your fancy light fitting after handover. Sometimes I'm sure there's…

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bpratt
Jan 27, 2014 9:01 pm
bpratt
bpratt
27 January 2014

DIY Tiling layout - help

DIY Tiling layout - help

I see where you are coming from, particulary with open plan kitchens and living rooms next to each other, and larger tiles flowing from the living room to kitchen would…

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bpratt
Jan 27, 2014 10:45 am
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
26 January 2014

Can i put new armored concrete on existing concrete??

Can i put new armored concrete on existing concrete??

Hi ping_lu If by armored concrete you mean reinforced concrete, yes you can place another reinforced concrete slab on top of an existing slab. If the existing slab is…

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cornellengineers
Jan 26, 2014 5:19 pm
cornellengineers
rckkrgrd
rckkrgrd
26 January 2014

What is cheaper - Building design

What is cheaper - Building design

I have several blog posts that may be of interest to you. It ia a canadian site but is often relevant to Australia. Check the index for topics of interest.

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rckkrgrd
Jan 26, 2014 3:18 am
bashworth
bashworth
25 January 2014

Ripping up bitumen - who do I call?

Ripping up bitumen - who do I call?

I have a small quantity of bitumen to rip up with our new build. Who would I phone for quotes? Would they be able to do a saw cut on…

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bashworth
Jan 25, 2014 5:09 pm
bashworth
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Sportsfan10
Jan 25, 2014 11:35 am
StubaJay1
StubaJay1
24 January 2014

Help with advice - TV primarily for PS4 gaming

Help with advice - TV primarily for PS4 gaming

My hubby is a massive gamer, we have only ever had Sony's and have never had a single issue with them. We've actually just bought a 70" one for our new house for the…

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StubaJay1
Jan 24, 2014 11:11 am
StubaJay1
wood bang
wood bang
23 January 2014

HELP - Builder Dragging Project

HELP - Builder Dragging Project

Hi I am new here. We contracted a builder to do our kitchen renovation. Contract said that it will only take 12 days or 18 days including the…

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wood bang
Jan 23, 2014 10:41 pm
wood bang
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
23 January 2014

Soil test?

Soil test?

Not too long. From memory I think it was only one to two weeks.

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HomeAngels
Jan 23, 2014 9:39 pm
HomeAngels
Team PD
Team PD
23 January 2014

Porter Davis – New Display at Berwick Waters. Opens Saturday

Porter Davis – New Display at Berwick Waters. Opens Saturday

Porter Davis – Exciting New Display at Berwick Waters. Opens Saturday 25/1/14 We will have four homes on display, the Waldorf 48, Hoffman 39, Canterbury 29 and the…

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Team PD
Jan 23, 2014 7:44 pm
Team PD
kyton
kyton
23 January 2014

Corinthian Entry Door - Shiplap Sea

Corinthian Entry Door - Shiplap Sea

Are you having sidelights or a transom window above your door?

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kyton
Jan 23, 2014 11:01 am
kyton
B STAR
B STAR
23 January 2014

who is Buying In Modeina Estate Burnside

who is Buying In Modeina Estate Burnside

Hi Just wondering if anyone has looked into this estate. I have looked but the price seem on the high end. Is there a reason for this, am I missing something. Whats the…

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B STAR
Jan 23, 2014 11:01 am
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
22 January 2014

buying furniture on finance

buying furniture on finance

I've done this a few times. As said by the others, just make sure you pay it off before the end of the interest free period. There is usually a monthly fee of a couple of…

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HomeAngels
Jan 22, 2014 9:12 pm
HomeAngels
ECOECO
ECOECO
22 January 2014

Shed Price Check

Shed Price Check

It's about what I paid a year ago for a fully walled shed. Same size, 2 roller doors, 1 pedestrian door, all Colorbond. Additional $3000 for erection. Instructions,…

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ECOECO
Jan 22, 2014 9:03 pm
ECOECO
bluesteel
bluesteel
22 January 2014

Design help needed for first time build please

Design help needed for first time build please

If you wanted you could have pushed your kitchen again the back of the house so there is only one walkway around it (currently you can walk around it fully) which will…

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bluesteel
Jan 22, 2014 3:45 pm
bluesteel
Wentworth
Wentworth
22 January 2014

Lowering the floor of the cellar

Lowering the floor of the cellar

Thanks Stewie for your advice. I appreciate it. regards Kate

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Wentworth
Jan 22, 2014 1:13 am
Mrs Brown Bear
Mrs Brown Bear
22 January 2014

Coral Homes taking so long with Tender...

Coral Homes taking so long with Tender...

We aren't with Coral, but we went to tender 30/4/2013. We didn't get our plans into council until late November. And we weren't stuffing them around.

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Mrs Brown Bear
Jan 22, 2014 12:12 am
Agape
Agape
21 January 2014

Living in a Golf Estate - SCR (broken windows etc...)

Living in a Golf Estate - SCR (broken windows etc...)

We have a number of friends who back onto golf courses. As a previous poster stated, it really depends on the layout of the golf course in relation to your house. My…

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Agape
Jan 21, 2014 3:07 pm
Mezzo
Mezzo
21 January 2014

Architect for split level home required

Architect for split level home required

Hi all. Long time reader, first time poster. Thank you for this excellent resource. I've finally purchased a block and am now on the lookout for an architect who has…

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Mezzo
Jan 21, 2014 2:06 pm
Heyfield
Heyfield
21 January 2014

Trying to save on build costs

Trying to save on build costs

Hi I'm interested to views from people that have already done the comparisons. Going to build a house in Heyfield and was asking if building walls from other products is…

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Heyfield
Jan 21, 2014 12:37 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 January 2014

Advice Please, Sub-surface Water Problem

Advice Please, Sub-surface Water Problem

I'd try and find the spring for sure before you start any building. Dampness is one thing ( and it is surprising how long roots can keep the soil damp ) but ponding water…

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Stewie D
Jan 21, 2014 9:47 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
20 January 2014

twin skin roof.

twin skin roof.

Thanks Duke, but there is that stupid,useless, sisaltion paper in the way.

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oldchippy
Jan 20, 2014 6:20 pm
qebtel
qebtel
20 January 2014

Help - ideas for reasonably priced side gate.

Help - ideas for reasonably priced side gate.

I got an idea - do it yourself. You can erect a 1.8m high colorbond fence for around $60+ per metre all up. IT is not rocket science.

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qebtel
Jan 20, 2014 3:36 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
20 January 2014

show me your shoe rack/cabinet ... please?

show me your shoe rack/cabinet ... please?

This picture came up on Facebook.....looks good for a small…

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Saint Mike
Jan 20, 2014 11:22 am
Saint Mike

a very nice brick too: good choice!

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ugbug
Jan 20, 2014 10:06 am
ugbug
Mungos
Mungos
19 January 2014

Architect Designed House

Architect Designed House

Hi, I have been in this industry for over 20 years and my profession is architect/draftsperson/architectural engineer. I currently work as advisor to companies on how to…

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Mungos
Jan 19, 2014 9:46 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 January 2014

Corner of the house sinking

Corner of the house sinking

A building inspector would probably just recommend that you get either a structural or geotechnical engineer. These engineers usually work together. The structural…

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SaveH2O
Jan 19, 2014 10:40 am
SaveH2O
maximus
maximus
17 January 2014

Jims home inspection - Yay or Nay

Jims home inspection - Yay or Nay

I'm very happy with the Jim's francishee I used for my building inspection. The report is detailed, includes photos and references the relevant standards. My build is in…

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maximus
Jan 17, 2014 9:07 pm
maximus
Liliana
Liliana
17 January 2014

Object found in the overflow relief gully

Object found in the overflow relief gully

I can sometimes understand figures of speech! :wink:

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Liliana
Jan 17, 2014 3:23 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
16 January 2014

Who owns the information?

Who owns the information?

I agree with qebtel. H only did 2 bore hole tests one outside the building and thought that was enough. Very professional organisation they are. All these companies…

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Crazyk
Jan 16, 2014 8:34 pm
Crazyk
robbie_p
robbie_p
16 January 2014

Air con maintenance?

Air con maintenance?

i wonder if there is a way of finding out when it was lasted serviced?

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robbie_p
Jan 16, 2014 4:22 pm
Eelman
Eelman
15 January 2014

Monier horizon tile

Monier horizon tile

Thanks for the tip Robbie I'll give it a go

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Eelman
Jan 15, 2014 8:13 pm
farrica
farrica
15 January 2014

Renovations - No roof cavity/ceiling space DEAR GOD HELP ME

Renovations - No roof cavity/ceiling space DEAR GOD HELP ME

Yeah it is sorry. I thought home reno would be more appropriate as an after thought

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farrica
Jan 15, 2014 4:35 pm
Eelman
Eelman
15 January 2014

Bricks

Bricks

Hi Has anymore used gipps or darling austral bricks or know someone who has? If so are they happy with them Thanks

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Eelman
Jan 15, 2014 1:57 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
13 January 2014

Has anybody used diamond creek concreting?

Has anybody used diamond creek concreting?

Just make sure they are putting the correct roe for the application and make sure they don't just put it on the ground and actually have standoffs. Get 3 quotes if they…

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Crazyk
Jan 13, 2014 7:08 pm
Crazyk
qebtel
qebtel
13 January 2014

conveyensor

conveyensor

Your paying for a legal professional to ensure every I is dotted and t crossed so there's nothing missed. Done properly they should be asking more…

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qebtel
Jan 13, 2014 5:10 pm
lost and confused
lost and confused
13 January 2014

advise needed

advise needed

we are building in sydney, the agreement is construction drawings done and ready for DA, then he quotes on building and we can also get other quotes at that time. we are…

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lost and confused
Jan 13, 2014 3:28 pm
bpratt
bpratt
12 January 2014

Building a Shed to Live in for a few years.

Building a Shed to Live in for a few years.

If you plan on living in a shed, the councils that will allow it generally require it to have shower, toilet, food preparation area, all with running water and waste to a…

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bpratt
Jan 12, 2014 10:50 pm
Sanna
Sanna
12 January 2014

Getting a cubby from the neighbours: not so simple!

Getting a cubby from the neighbours: not so simple!

Hi so sorry but I'm laughing my head off! Ok so about 10 years ago we sold our cubby to strangers from what used to be the trading post! Our housed backed onto council…

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Sanna
Jan 12, 2014 8:44 pm
Sanna
Sanna
12 January 2014

Linen Cupboard

Linen Cupboard

All on your builder, some won't budge once they have started, hopefully you have a flexible builder who will throw it in, particularly if your spending $$$$$$$$$$ some of…

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Sanna
Jan 12, 2014 6:54 pm
seabreezewaikiki
seabreezewaikiki
12 January 2014

Trades or Company you used in Rockingham/Baldivis/Wellard

Trades or Company you used in Rockingham/Baldivis/Wellard

Hi, just after some recommendation on the trades/company you used in the Rockingham/Baldivis/Wellard/Port Kennedy/Mandurah area (or nearby). We plan to do the following…

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seabreezewaikiki
Jan 12, 2014 5:39 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
12 January 2014

Closing off a dinning room with a stud wall

Closing off a dinning room with a stud wall

No expert here, but we have ornate cornices in some of our rooms. 'Most' (or some) styles can be purchased (google). You would just need to cut it/mitre it and make sure…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jan 12, 2014 4:51 pm
greatch
greatch
12 January 2014

Price negotiations with volume builders

Price negotiations with volume builders

Hi maximus... thankyou a very helpfull tip. Best

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greatch
Jan 12, 2014 9:53 am

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