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kiwi
kiwi
16 December 2012

Building near Pacific Highway in Hornsby -- From Begining

Building near Pacific Highway in Hornsby -- From Begining

just send a PM (private message) so someone with a green name. they are a moderator and will be able to sort it for you.

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kiwi
Dec 16, 2012 5:00 am
kiwi
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
15 December 2012

Lead Paint Saftey- HELP!

Lead Paint Saftey- HELP!

While reading the online news I remembered this thread. Something else to bear in mind in this season when end-of-year parties and performances could perhaps involve…

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JazzyJess
Dec 14, 2012 11:14 pm
Liliana
Liliana
14 December 2012

Is this a gully trap?

Is this a gully trap?

Thanks for the explanation chripark69. I think all of our storm water pipes feed into the Council's storm water system and the water is carried away.

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Liliana
Dec 14, 2012 8:42 am
turtleschell
turtleschell
13 December 2012

Fence Ettiquite

Fence Ettiquite

Yes developer did the retaining walls - that would be awesome if I could put the fence on top of the wall, otherwise awful unreachable weeds would grow if I had to leave a…

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turtleschell
Dec 13, 2012 12:41 pm
Charnley
Charnley
13 December 2012

Living Areas

Living Areas

From experience we have 2 littlies and 2 teens - a kids zone is a must especially for the little ones and their toys so the idea of bedrooms and an attached activity area…

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Charnley
Dec 13, 2012 11:29 am
Charnley
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1rocky
Dec 13, 2012 10:43 am
jitendrasharma
jitendrasharma
13 December 2012

Heartlands

Heartlands

Hi, We…

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jitendrasharma
Dec 13, 2012 8:49 am
bashworth
bashworth
12 December 2012

expempt and complying development

expempt and complying development

Basically an excempt development ( normally something small like a pergola) or a complying development (a possible example may be a house replacing a house) doesn't need…

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bashworth
Dec 12, 2012 3:30 pm
bashworth
KRequestrian
KRequestrian
11 December 2012

Buying a house without renovations signed off

Buying a house without renovations signed off

Hey everyone, I'm new here and the first to admit I am pretty unsure about everything so be gentle! My partner and I are looking to buy an acreage in Gippsland, quite a…

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KRequestrian
Dec 11, 2012 9:01 pm
pigeon
pigeon
11 December 2012

Stage 4 and 5 Skyline Estate Deer Park VIC

Stage 4 and 5 Skyline Estate Deer Park VIC

This estate is in Deer Park,just next to the Brimbank Gardens estate.

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pigeon
Dec 11, 2012 3:09 pm
Veefy
Veefy
11 December 2012

Can u use a credit card to purchase a vacant land and build?

Can u use a credit card to purchase a vacant land and build?

I've heard stories about people who had done this. Probably if the your bank and your builder are willing then your bank can organise it for you.

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Veefy
Dec 11, 2012 3:06 pm
MR2
MR2
10 December 2012

anyone running Smart home systems?

anyone running Smart home systems?

Yeah I hear that sort of thing a lot thing is everything is gradually converging, and these views will need to change in the future

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MR2
Dec 10, 2012 12:59 pm
MR2
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
7 December 2012

Purpose of vents in the walls

Purpose of vents in the walls

Thank you for the explanation Stewie.

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JazzyJess
Dec 07, 2012 6:13 pm
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Poidda
Dec 07, 2012 1:45 pm
dvestate
dvestate
6 December 2012

Roller Shutter installation and asbestos eaves disruption

Roller Shutter installation and asbestos eaves disruption

The reason I said to hose the area's was that water will stop the fibres becoming…

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dvestate
Dec 06, 2012 9:35 pm
M Jackson
M Jackson
6 December 2012

How serious is this crack in my brick wall

How serious is this crack in my brick wall

Thanks guys, you've provided me with some good opinions. Appreciate it!

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M Jackson
Dec 06, 2012 6:04 pm
Pellana
Pellana
6 December 2012

Are you building a "Mcmansion"?

Are you building a "Mcmansion"?
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Yes I guess we are. In our suburb however our house would not be considered overly large as most are over 500sqm in living area. In fact just down the road from us…

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Pellana
Dec 06, 2012 3:00 pm
planfan
planfan
6 December 2012

noisy aluminium fence

noisy aluminium fence

It's all just poles with horizontal rails to hold them and vertical poles in the ground about 1500mm apart. It is like a wobble board but a real rattle.

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planfan
Dec 06, 2012 6:47 am
Medicoman
Medicoman
5 December 2012

Bags of cement per cubic metre

Bags of cement per cubic metre

Thanks for your prompt replies. Very helpful indeed. I don't have a concrete mixer and I am happy to use muscle and a wheelbarrow which I have done before. This time I…

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Medicoman
Dec 05, 2012 10:43 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
4 December 2012

Telephones - Mobile and Land Lines ?

Telephones - Mobile and Land Lines ?
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We asked out builder to call my home number as primary contact a few months back so my wife could deal with issues as I had a heap of stuff…

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Saint Mike
Dec 04, 2012 4:06 pm
Saint Mike
CustomInTheGateway
CustomInTheGateway
3 December 2012

Shed Permit

Shed Permit

Hi All, I am looking at building a shed of approx 30m2. Hence I will need a Building Permit. Local council does not handle this anymore. I am interested to hear of any…

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CustomInTheGateway
Dec 03, 2012 11:59 am
countcowan
countcowan
2 December 2012

thin concrete topping to old balcony sub floor?

thin concrete topping to old balcony sub floor?

I need to pour a balcony topping floor over an existing sub floor and looking for product/materials advice. Its an older house, so when i have pulled up some old decking…

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countcowan
Dec 02, 2012 2:00 pm
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MrsB77
Dec 02, 2012 10:34 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 December 2012

concrete slabs, clay soils & water pipes (novice questions)

concrete slabs, clay soils & water pipes (novice questions)

Usually H & C water pipes and gas pipes are run after the builder has all the timber framed walls up and trusses on for the roof. These are usually notched into the studs…

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Stewie D
Dec 02, 2012 9:09 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
2 December 2012

Wall mounted TV - considerations during new build

Wall mounted TV - considerations during new build

Also - plumbed fridges. We have 2. So I've had a capped outlet set-up in the build - very cheap - and ready for the fridge - one in kitchen and one in garage. Hiring a…

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Saint Mike
Dec 02, 2012 8:04 am
Saint Mike
bkm2009
bkm2009
30 November 2012

Options for built in bbq bench top

Options for built in bbq bench top

The builder I work for have done a number of display homes with built in BBQ's. They have gone with their BBQ's constructed with a timber stud frame, wrapped the entire…

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bkm2009
Nov 30, 2012 10:13 pm
bkm2009
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
30 November 2012

Access to backyard...

Access to backyard...

Hi Veefy.... Had thought of pulling down the pergola etc (it was just the steps up/down that would maybe have been left as an obstacle?? Hadn't thought of craning in a…

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How Hard Can it Be
Nov 30, 2012 5:07 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
30 November 2012

Asbestos

Asbestos

Don't worry about asbestos, as long as it's not disturbed you will be fine. It's buyer beware so make sure you get a building inspection and pest report first. This can…

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mynameisjonas
Nov 30, 2012 2:28 pm
Pellana
Pellana
30 November 2012

NEED ADVISE EXTERIOR HOUSE COLOUR & TO STAIN OR PAINT DOORS

NEED ADVISE EXTERIOR HOUSE COLOUR & TO STAIN OR PAINT DOORS

Dulux Malay grey is a dark grey with brown undertones. It looks lovely, and I think would look fantastic with white trims/doors. The darker colour in the same tones as…

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Pellana
Nov 30, 2012 12:09 am
Team PD
Team PD
29 November 2012

New Porter Davis display opening at Mernda Villages, Mernda

New Porter Davis display opening at Mernda Villages, Mernda

If you are looking to build, make some time to come down to Mernda Villages this Saturday, December 1, to see some new great new Porter Davis home designs and new World of…

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Team PD
Nov 29, 2012 4:54 pm
Team PD
lukele
lukele
29 November 2012

What are the top 10 builder or companies in Australia?

What are the top 10 builder or companies in Australia?

I just want to find who they are, and send my resume to them, hope to get start in this industry.

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lukele
Nov 29, 2012 12:42 pm
Skyzie85
Skyzie85
28 November 2012

Vintage Victorian Light Switch. Where to find?

Vintage Victorian Light Switch. Where to find?

I can't open the picture... Where about are you located?

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Skyzie85
Nov 28, 2012 9:50 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
28 November 2012

design estate guidelines

design estate guidelines

Doesn't the estate give you the guidelines? I was looking at an estate and it was all there on the website in a pdf. If you need an interpetation of something or an…

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JazzyJess
Nov 28, 2012 3:48 pm
bkm2009
bkm2009
28 November 2012

What is the stuff called to finish off undereaves to brick??

What is the stuff called to finish off undereaves to brick??

Each builder is different. Some don't put anything, some only use something to finish where the external render meets the eave/hardiflex. Some may use quad, Scotia,…

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bkm2009
Nov 27, 2012 11:55 pm
bkm2009
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
27 November 2012

What do you think makes a house feel 'special'?

What do you think makes a house feel 'special'?

something as simple as the shape/style of windows makes a big difference and may not cost any extra to change. so many houses have just a plain square window on the front…

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xxkatxx
Nov 27, 2012 8:03 am
NiMa
NiMa
26 November 2012

Balcony Gard - Motion Activated Bird Deterrent

Balcony Gard - Motion Activated Bird Deterrent

Hi I am having so many problems with birds and interested in buying a Bird…

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NiMa
Nov 26, 2012 1:26 pm
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HomeAngels
Nov 26, 2012 6:28 am
HomeAngels
AKB
AKB
25 November 2012

Robomaid - how do they go with pet hair and which brand?

Robomaid - how do they go with pet hair and which brand?

I bought mine about 6 months ago on a spreet deal $249 (i actually bought 2 of them one for the office and one for home) The Office one gets used once a week and we dont…

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AKB
Nov 25, 2012 10:35 pm
AKB
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
25 November 2012

Colour Advice

Colour Advice

Maybe CLB Dune with First Snow- there's a pic in the link below on page 3. I think it would look great with woodland grey. http://www.solverpaints.com.au/diy/Colo ... 0Final.pdf

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Treeseachanger
Nov 25, 2012 8:08 pm
henno76
henno76
25 November 2012

WILL A BUILDER DO ALL THIS IN ONE GO?

WILL A BUILDER DO ALL THIS IN ONE GO?

Thanks for you input :) We're just kinda time poor...as everyone is these days i guess. Having to call a whole lotta people from each trade, then arrange times for them to…

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henno76
Nov 25, 2012 4:05 pm
tengals
tengals
25 November 2012

H3nl3y Sales Contact...

H3nl3y Sales Contact...

no your admin person will take over straight away

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tengals
Nov 25, 2012 9:03 am
d@n
d@n
24 November 2012

Help with Render Colour

Help with Render Colour

Better than the yellow, but I would have gone lighter and more neutral. It looks a bit too blue although that could be just the photo colour.

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d@n
Nov 24, 2012 7:57 am
Gerbz
Gerbz
23 November 2012

Neighbours permission to build on the boundary?

Neighbours permission to build on the boundary?

I agree with Skyzie85, If you build over the boundary it can be very costly to fix. Survey of the block next to us shows that the front fence is 4m into the road reserve…

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Gerbz
Nov 23, 2012 8:14 pm
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jericho1227
Nov 23, 2012 7:44 pm
busybusy
busybusy
23 November 2012

Builder's damage outside construction site.

Builder's damage outside construction site.

The builder will sometimes take a deposit from you to cover things like that. Most builders will put it in the pci report and get the council to fix it. Either way just…

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busybusy
Nov 23, 2012 7:39 pm
Lex
Lex
23 November 2012

Banging noise in roof at night

Banging noise in roof at night

No, just some really good memory hahahaahah :)

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Lex
Nov 23, 2012 2:15 pm
Lex
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
22 November 2012

Off White Mortar... 1.5K upgrade!!

Off White Mortar... 1.5K upgrade!!
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They are making a profit, but there is a…

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Treeseachanger
Nov 22, 2012 10:08 am


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