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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!!
1, 2

They are making a profit, but there is a…

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Treeseachanger
Nov 22, 2012 10:08 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 November 2012

Section 96 DA Amendment - how much can you change?

Section 96 DA Amendment - how much can you change?

A section 96 or " modification to a consent " means minor changes to an approved DA where the changes are consistent with the original DA. Usually if the changes are minor…

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Stewie D
Nov 21, 2012 5:08 pm
Robbie1950
Robbie1950
20 November 2012

Cost of Plastering

Cost of Plastering

Sounds like alot to me.. Plaster costs $3 something a square metre.. Let be generous and say $4 a m2. You do the…

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Robbie1950
Nov 20, 2012 1:23 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 November 2012

Where do you get your inspiration?

Where do you get your inspiration?

I live in SA and My brother is over in Perth, he showed me around to what the difference in homes over there and got my inspiration from WA home…

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Treeseachanger
Nov 19, 2012 8:54 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 November 2012

Getting rid of mosquitos

Getting rid of mosquitos

I had little pot plants near the back door. One with Thyme, One Basil and can't remember the last one... Anyhoo, that really helped on the…

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ECOECO
Nov 19, 2012 3:58 pm
ECOECO
boosho
boosho
18 November 2012

Painting steel garage door

Painting steel garage door

I just have a question. We've just had our garage door installed and it doesn't really match the rest of our facade. Its timber look door .. can I just paint over that??…

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boosho
Nov 18, 2012 8:48 am
boosho
zav
zav
17 November 2012

Council asking for cars to exist the garage forwards

Council asking for cars to exist the garage forwards

That is correct. Prices for traffic engineers can vary, so it is a good idea to get a few quotes. Also, always look at what you are getting for a like to like comparison.…

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zav
Nov 17, 2012 7:36 am
zav
Liliana
Liliana
16 November 2012

Builder's project gallery bogus

Builder's project gallery bogus

Anything is possible Kek. But then I probably wouldn't be here today feeding my builder's images into the web to see what comes up if I was entirely happy with him. My…

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Liliana
Nov 16, 2012 4:23 pm
bkm2009
bkm2009
15 November 2012

Making building cheaper by doing demolition / tree removal

Making building cheaper by doing demolition / tree removal

I work for a builder and have seen what you have described a number of times. When you sign up for a build, and the builder will organize a surveyer to create a plan on…

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bkm2009
Nov 15, 2012 12:29 am
bkm2009
Gialandon
Gialandon
14 November 2012

Who is my Strata Manager?

Who is my Strata Manager?

You would think they would let me know. The body corporate manager changed after the last payment. Anyway i managed to track them down through the insurance company of all…

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Gialandon
Nov 14, 2012 8:59 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
14 November 2012

Waterproofing bathroom - recommendations - melb??

Waterproofing bathroom - recommendations - melb??

Thanks so much Leighton. We have (hopefully!!) someone contacting us Friday with a view to coming to quote on Saturday. If they don't follow through, I'll be back in…

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How Hard Can it Be
Nov 14, 2012 7:15 pm
leighton
leighton
14 November 2012

Marketing To Builders

Marketing To Builders

This is competetive. The best way is to actually talk to builders, email first maybe, then ring, time-consuming but effective. cheers

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leighton
Nov 14, 2012 6:45 am
leighton
Cath_wiley77
Cath_wiley77
14 November 2012

DIY Apps - Are they any good?

DIY Apps - Are they any good?

Just been on the Apple App store and theres a few DIY apps with material calculation etc and decent tutorials but 'm not sure what to get. Has anyone else ever downloaded…

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Cath_wiley77
Nov 14, 2012 4:02 am
tengals
tengals
13 November 2012

what cornice style did you choose?

what cornice style did you choose?
1, 2, 3

90mm cove upstairs square set downstairs

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tengals
Nov 13, 2012 2:16 pm
Althom
Althom
11 November 2012

WA housing centre

WA housing centre

You'll generally find all WA builders are the same. Long on rhetoric and short on standards and performance. When we built with DAH our independent inspector told us that…

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Althom
Nov 11, 2012 2:22 pm
Althom
kexkez
kexkez
11 November 2012

Donnybrook sandstone

Donnybrook sandstone

Donnybrook stone is used on the outside of a number of prominent buildings in Australia so it must be fairly weather proof. Many public and private buildings in Western…

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kexkez
Nov 11, 2012 11:07 am
kexkez
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
10 November 2012

Fencing - HELP

Fencing - HELP

If you issue a notice to fence now to the seller they will have to include it in the section 32 as a liability on the land when they go to sell.…

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cmhamilton
Nov 10, 2012 2:04 pm
DJP3095
DJP3095
8 November 2012

Help - who can make us a decent corrugated iron fence?!?

Help - who can make us a decent corrugated iron fence?!?

**NB - ALSO POSTED IN "OUTDOOR LIVING" Our neighbours are keen to replace the adjoining fence which is around 40 metres long. We would prefer a non-paling fence and they…

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DJP3095
Nov 08, 2012 7:53 pm
AdamBorzy2012
AdamBorzy2012
8 November 2012

the $50,000 Prize or Bali holiday?

the $50,000 Prize or Bali holiday?

G'day Mates, Got a feeling that this competition will totally rock because any garden shed is just fine to join the contest. Surely appreciate your help with some ideas…

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AdamBorzy2012
Nov 08, 2012 12:59 am
AdamBorzy2012
Sri19000
Sri19000
7 November 2012

GAS HOT WATER unit

GAS HOT WATER unit

I got the same unit Dux Prodiggy 3 and had the problem that the pilot light kept going out in first few months after i moved in to the house. I tried many times and…

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Sri19000
Nov 07, 2012 3:38 pm
solomani
solomani
6 November 2012

OT? Suburb feedback?

OT? Suburb feedback?

Excellent feedback. That's what I was after. Thanks.

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solomani
Nov 06, 2012 7:51 pm
building-expert
building-expert
6 November 2012

Tradesmen etiquette

Tradesmen etiquette
1, 2, 3

As someone who is a contractor and also who has employed hundreds of subbies and tradies I can see both sides of the fence but the basic rules have to prevail: 1 Tradies…

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building-expert
Nov 06, 2012 7:39 pm
building-expert
leighton
leighton
6 November 2012

SUBFLOORING

SUBFLOORING

There is an idea put here that you can keep your finished floor level lower. Personally, I don't like it. But I have seen floors of heavy timber on the dirt, so to speak,…

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leighton
Nov 06, 2012 7:18 pm
leighton
markbirkinshaw
markbirkinshaw
6 November 2012

Small bedroom 3x3 sq m design?

Small bedroom 3x3 sq m design?

We have a 3x3 bedroom in our new reno (used to be the kitchen!) It's very tight for a double bed with other stuff, but we've got bunks, a 2.5 metre long wardrobe, an…

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markbirkinshaw
Nov 06, 2012 1:17 pm
nobl
nobl
6 November 2012

Skirting decisions - Can't decide!

Skirting decisions - Can't decide!
1, 2, 3

I love cats with an attitude though, the more naughty the better--it's so funny to watch. Trying to imagine how your cute kitty can be so annoying.... :th: :th: :th: I love the…

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nobl
Nov 06, 2012 10:21 am
nobl
kek
kek
5 November 2012

Help with Colours for a Queenslander

Help with Colours for a Queenslander

I'm moving this to the decorating forum for you, angelar - you're more likely to get the right advice there. :D

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kek
Nov 05, 2012 7:46 pm
kek
hurryupandbuy
hurryupandbuy
5 November 2012

What do I do? Please help

What do I do? Please help

OMG! I would be ashamed to call myself a "tiler"! Cut your losses and get someone else in. This IS my worst nightmare when building. I am so sorry you have to put up with…

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hurryupandbuy
Nov 05, 2012 4:57 pm
hurryupandbuy
springtime
springtime
5 November 2012

Has ayone installed a sliding gate recently?

Has ayone installed a sliding gate recently?

Wow! that's a great price! I'm in Sydney, so if you are too, could you pls pm me the details?

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springtime
Nov 05, 2012 3:52 pm
fireflies
fireflies
5 November 2012

Wall lining for wet area in colorbond shed

Wall lining for wet area in colorbond shed

You will need framing to attach fibrecement to - whether it is timber stud fram or tophat steel sections doesnt matter but you will need appropriate support. The…

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fireflies
Nov 05, 2012 1:36 pm
claypot
claypot
5 November 2012

Surfmist roof with mawson or newstead bricks - or red?!?

Surfmist roof with mawson or newstead bricks - or red?!?

Bump, we to are looking at somthing like this, but with PGH Bluestone bricks. Or lighter colour colorbond, paperbark, shale grey, dune , windspray. Thanks all.

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claypot
Nov 05, 2012 2:18 am
judydg
judydg
3 November 2012

House Designs

House Designs

www.realestate.com.au - has a new houses tab

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judydg
Nov 03, 2012 9:03 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
3 November 2012

Gas Meter Location

Gas Meter Location

You might want to check where they are running the phone line to as we'll. I'm trying to get that moved although its much cheaper than a gas meter.

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theanonyuser
Nov 03, 2012 8:59 pm
building-expert
building-expert
3 November 2012

Excavation and slab costs

Excavation and slab costs

It is not compulsory for you to be there, it's builders' responsibility to prove extra costs however as clumsy as it may have been at the very least he has made you aware…

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building-expert
Nov 03, 2012 9:37 am
building-expert
Team PD
Team PD
2 November 2012

New House & Land Packages - Matilda's Field Keysborough

New House & Land Packages - Matilda's Field Keysborough

Looking for that elusive perfect new house and land package - affordable, stylish, great location with access to established shops, schools and easy access to the city? …

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Team PD
Nov 02, 2012 11:57 am
Team PD
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
2 November 2012

A Question about eaves/garage ceiling on New build

A Question about eaves/garage ceiling on New build

Maybe ask if they can put a tarp over it until the roof comes on? Not sure if they do this, but you wouldn't want rain water inside the roof, it might still be moist when…

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MalinViktoria
Nov 02, 2012 9:32 am
MalinViktoria
akashra
akashra
1 November 2012

Help! We need to choose a builder

Help! We need to choose a builder

The area is largely irrelevant to the actual build process. What site supervisor you have may have more impact than anything else. I'm building about two suburbs over…

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akashra
Nov 01, 2012 2:36 pm
dnawa
dnawa
31 October 2012

Any one used Craft Stone Rock wall Cladding

Any one used Craft Stone Rock wall Cladding

Hi, i'm looking at using Craft Stone Rock Wall clading or Cultured stone cladding from Boral. Going onto CSR blue board on external walls and was wondering if anyone had…

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dnawa
Oct 31, 2012 9:49 pm
Casanova
Casanova
31 October 2012

Cost of Tiling - Perth

Cost of Tiling - Perth

yeah I would budget on $45 - $60 for a tiler. thats for 600sq rectifieds.

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Casanova
Oct 31, 2012 1:54 pm
Ctwlamb
Ctwlamb
31 October 2012

Living in the heartlands

Living in the heartlands

Hi there I am planning on building in the heartlands estate, would like to know any pros and cons at the moment about this area..... Eg schools, shopping centres, medical…

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Ctwlamb
Oct 31, 2012 7:53 am
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mb72222
Oct 30, 2012 10:25 pm
chripark69
chripark69
30 October 2012

First Time Buyers - What do we do

First Time Buyers - What do we do

Speak to your broker he should advise you. Ours did he was great.

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chripark69
Oct 30, 2012 8:02 pm
chripark69
our dream home
our dream home
29 October 2012

Selling up, buying land, building a house

Selling up, buying land, building a house

Good luck! This is from my experiences: First build was a house and land package, and second was a investment house and land package.. Both were much quicker (i found)…

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our dream home
Oct 29, 2012 11:24 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 October 2012

Smoothing out popcorn ceiling

Smoothing out popcorn ceiling

The "popcorn" ceiling you are referring to is probably Vemiculite, which was sprayed on. It does not contain asbestos. You can try and scrape it off then patch and paint…

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Stewie D
Oct 29, 2012 8:03 am


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