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Jen1977
Jen1977
25 April 2013

GST treatment for variation

GST treatment for variation

I work for a builder and we do our variations Cost + builders margin + GST on the whole lot.

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Jen1977
Apr 25, 2013 8:45 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
24 April 2013

Second hand balustrading

Second hand balustrading

We are replacing our balcony due to rotting timber. At the same time we will update the balustrading. The balustrading is glass surrounded by…

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ECOECO
Apr 24, 2013 11:34 pm
ECOECO
TinaG
TinaG
24 April 2013

Estate Building restrictions

Estate Building restrictions

If you're in a new estate there should be a document with covenants where it clearly states the fence style

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TinaG
Apr 24, 2013 2:16 pm
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belichun
Apr 24, 2013 11:58 am
Mumtomonkeys
Mumtomonkeys
24 April 2013

Advice needed please, not sure of best option MERNDA

Advice needed please, not sure of best option MERNDA

Put down deposit on the block in settlers hill, and also the PD house! Feels so great to have finally made a decision

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Mumtomonkeys
Apr 24, 2013 11:09 am
springtime
springtime
23 April 2013

Clean fill wanted Perth

Clean fill wanted Perth

Hi, Try these websites, most people just want to give the dirt away for free : www.fillwanted.com.au www.needdirt.com.au www.gumtree.com.au I hope this helps. ::wink::

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springtime
Apr 23, 2013 6:38 pm
Davesdodger
Davesdodger
22 April 2013

Roof restoration or roof replacement

Roof restoration or roof replacement

To the guys at Guardian Roofing. Thanks for all your help with my roofing. After procrastinating and then finally contacting you guys via this fantastic forum, my roof…

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Davesdodger
Apr 22, 2013 6:45 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 April 2013

Link 2 rainwater tanks some distance apart

Link 2 rainwater tanks some distance apart

Hi downtime, Before I give some solutions, a few other notes. Re the slimline tank. The ones that are practically impossible to clean are the…

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SaveH2O
Apr 20, 2013 2:42 pm
SaveH2O
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
20 April 2013

Getting rid of musty smell in wardrobe

Getting rid of musty smell in wardrobe

True enough - though the OP may not know there was dampness as per normal, most people are unaware of what makes the musky smell in the first place. Mostly it is dampness :wink:

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onc_artisan
Apr 20, 2013 1:26 pm
onc_artisan
deluxes
deluxes
19 April 2013

At stage 1, have questions, please help!

At stage 1, have questions, please help!

I feel your pain... I am about to commence building my 2nd home, but built my first place 8/9 years ago as a bright eyed, excited, yet very naive young 19 year old girl,…

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deluxes
Apr 19, 2013 12:16 pm
deluxes
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 April 2013

Ventis

Ventis

I did quite a bit of research on this and other similar products and the consensus seems to be that for what it does it is very expensive. Do a search here and on the…

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Stewie D
Apr 18, 2013 10:44 pm
nicenurse
nicenurse
18 April 2013

Reece - charge for delivery of goods?

Reece - charge for delivery of goods?

Thanks Birdman1, I found that when the product I ordered finally arrived in store and I went to pick it up that the $55 was not charged. I think it must just be a computer…

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nicenurse
Apr 18, 2013 9:38 pm
rachel rachford
rachel rachford
18 April 2013

Caoba Dawn Colourbond Flashing

Caoba Dawn Colourbond Flashing

hi, i am having the same dilemna! we are using eaglemont and i like the jarrah decowood but i feel it may be too red. is your house bricked yet? have you got samples of…

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rachel rachford
Apr 18, 2013 4:50 pm
Hardy22
Hardy22
18 April 2013

Building with Redink - Lifestyle 300

Building with Redink - Lifestyle 300

Thanks Munchy I will create a new one in the correct forum. Cheers

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Hardy22
Apr 18, 2013 11:06 am
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
18 April 2013

What to do

What to do

Had a similar situation. Complicated by the fact that we loved our location. Our house was built in the 70's and no longer met our needs. Too small and I needed to spend a…

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Bluesuede
Apr 18, 2013 10:33 am
Bluesuede
AC27
AC27
17 April 2013

No consent on pergola

No consent on pergola

Yeah looks fine, We bought a house with a non approved pergola, have had it for 10 years still standing strong and firm and we plan to sell it unapproved as well. I really…

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AC27
Apr 17, 2013 11:03 pm
Sino Purchasers
Sino Purchasers
17 April 2013

Bammboo Doors

Bammboo Doors

Found this on a quick google search http://www.jln.net.au/bamboo-doors Are these the kind of doors you are after?

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Sino Purchasers
Apr 17, 2013 5:36 pm
springtime
springtime
17 April 2013

Problematic Structural Engineers Report

Problematic Structural Engineers Report

You've done well. You're sure to get some positive response , I've tried the Ombudsman before & they really are quite helpful....keep us posted. Goodluck.

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springtime
Apr 17, 2013 3:46 pm
namweng
namweng
17 April 2013

Blind manufacturers?

Blind manufacturers?

Hi Namweng, I posted a few weeks ago to let you know of my blinds manufacturer, just to give an update... I didnt end up going with him, we have…

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namweng
Apr 17, 2013 2:14 pm
ref_kt
ref_kt
16 April 2013

Home & Contents Insurance Flood Cover storm Surge Perth

Home & Contents Insurance Flood Cover storm Surge Perth

RAC has this extract on their website "Flood is defined as the inundation of normally dry land by water overflowing from the normal confines of any natural or artificial…

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ref_kt
Apr 17, 2013 12:20 am
ref_kt
Daveoz
Daveoz
16 April 2013

"Yorkshire fittings"

"Yorkshire fittings"

I think we're going with silver-solder joints. Thanks for the replies guys.

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Daveoz
Apr 16, 2013 3:13 am
Ribbon
Ribbon
15 April 2013

URGENT - Setback from Eaves?

URGENT - Setback from Eaves?

It will depend entirely on your council and planning laws in your area. Where we are building there is no minimum distance from the house to an outbuilding, but that's no…

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Ribbon
Apr 15, 2013 8:58 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
15 April 2013

i-beam rust

i-beam rust

Its hard to tell from your photo as it is up too close, but from what I can see it looks terminal and I doubt if much would be left of the steel IF you should remove the rust

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 15, 2013 1:53 am
tim_k
tim_k
14 April 2013

Shed Plans

Shed Plans

Haha. Nice; plans on eBay, what will they think of next. What's included in the 720? A contour survey to complete a site plan? Engineers details? Etc. If its just plans and…

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tim_k
Apr 14, 2013 9:35 pm
namweng
namweng
14 April 2013

Drama with slab / concrete

Drama with slab / concrete

Hi all, At the moment our down pipes are sitting almost on par with the slab. This is going to be an issue as we are going to concrete our whole backyard and front yard.…

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namweng
Apr 14, 2013 8:18 pm
namweng
namweng
14 April 2013

concretor melbournw

concretor melbournw

Hi all, Anyone here got a good recommendation for a concreter? We are looking to pave our front exposed aggregate and back either slate or colored. Thanks

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namweng
Apr 14, 2013 1:14 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
13 April 2013

Taubmans Exterior paint colour - Love Thy Neighbour Brochure

Taubmans Exterior paint colour - Love Thy Neighbour Brochure

Hi, there are a few reasons why the colour won't look exactly like that. 1. Actual painted sample vs printed brochure photos 2. Time of day, conditions (eg 12 noon ,…

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Treeseachanger
Apr 13, 2013 1:40 pm
Team PD
Team PD
12 April 2013

Williams Landing Revolution – Starts Saturday 13/4/13

Williams Landing Revolution – Starts Saturday 13/4/13

This weekend Porter Davis launches our all new Welcome Centre concept at Williams Landing which is sure to turn some heads and revolutionise the sales process in the homes…

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Team PD
Apr 12, 2013 9:39 pm
Team PD
Rubyam
Rubyam
12 April 2013

Independent Building Inspector

Independent Building Inspector

hey Ca6leguy, have you looked into HnK Ryan? I am in the Illawarra area so a bit south from you but i have looked into a few companies that service both sydney and…

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Rubyam
Apr 12, 2013 5:11 pm
Rubyam
motherdub
motherdub
12 April 2013

Clean cement from roof tile

Clean cement from roof tile

I was unable to get that product here so I asked around and fortunately found a solution. Bear in mind that these are rough, very porus concrete roof tiles, sorry I can't…

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motherdub
Apr 12, 2013 12:17 pm
motherdub
buildnewbie
buildnewbie
11 April 2013

Architraves around windows and doors OR square edge plaster?

Architraves around windows and doors OR square edge plaster?
1, 2, 3

Sorry to bring this thread back but we are considering doing the no squareset/no architraves look. It seems to be the in thing these days for moderns home but would mind…

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buildnewbie
Apr 12, 2013 12:55 am
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Walshy
Apr 11, 2013 6:39 pm
becc
becc
10 April 2013

Tools are rusting!

Tools are rusting!

"Inox" apparently. So other half tells me anyway. Hardwares sell it.

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becc
Apr 10, 2013 8:17 pm
33amc
33amc
10 April 2013

steel frame house roof storage

steel frame house roof storage

The technical answer is you cant put anything on the bottom chord of the roof trusses timber or steel. The roof was…

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33amc
Apr 10, 2013 6:14 pm
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winderic
Apr 10, 2013 5:45 pm
33amc
33amc
10 April 2013

Deposit Payment

Deposit Payment

Have you signed a pre lim agreement? This is the proper way to do it which gives him the nod to organise plans and engineering etc

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33amc
Apr 10, 2013 12:07 pm
33amc
33amc
10 April 2013

Angle grinder adapter

Angle grinder adapter

get a new backing plate for your grinder. Get a makita brand one for eg and put it on. last time i bought one they were under $10 There should be a plate under the…

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33amc
Apr 10, 2013 12:02 pm
33amc
33amc
10 April 2013

New house, noisy 2nd floor (should builder fix it?)

New house, noisy 2nd floor (should builder fix it?)

I would say most squeaks are a result of the joist moving in in any metal hanging brackets. I house that young shouldnt be squeaking on the flooring nails Is it throughout…

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33amc
Apr 10, 2013 11:36 am
Lourance
Lourance
10 April 2013

Hairline crack prior to handover

Hairline crack prior to handover

Any chance you can upload a photo of the crack and showing where it is ?

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Lourance
Apr 10, 2013 8:15 am

Are you a builder? Do you build more than 25 homes a year? Do you build in the South Eastern passage of Melbourne? Do you outsource all your joinery needs? If you…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
dreamin
dreamin
9 April 2013

Would you accept this???

Would you accept this???
1, 2, 3, 4

I would be concerned about the cut roof tiles . The tile in the gutter should be a full tile and the cut edge should be concealed under the ridge tile. The way your tiles…

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dreamin
Apr 09, 2013 6:38 pm
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onc_artisan
Apr 09, 2013 9:54 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 April 2013

Tip - how to remove tile adhesive

Tip - how to remove tile adhesive

If you can re wet the tile adhesive, what would that mean for the longevity of the service life of the tile adhesive? Also the is a tool called a grout rake... But ten…

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onc_artisan
Apr 09, 2013 2:57 am
onc_artisan
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
8 April 2013

Garden bed around house

Garden bed around house

When we built in Adelaide some years ago the builder's warranty stated unless there was perimeter concrete paving around the building, (forget the width) and grading away…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 08, 2013 7:20 pm
Knomestar
Knomestar
8 April 2013

Builders- NSW

Builders- NSW

Can anyone recommend any Builders for the Central Coast of NSW that are experienced with sloping sites, affordable and reliable? Thanks

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Knomestar
Apr 08, 2013 4:55 pm
Knomestar
Knomestar
8 April 2013

HELP! Building a home NSW - Getting started

HELP! Building a home NSW - Getting started

Hello, We have purchased some sloping land on the Central Coast of NSW. As this is the first time we are building I would like to get some advice on trustworthy and…

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Knomestar
Apr 08, 2013 12:20 pm
bashworth
bashworth
6 April 2013

False or Misleading Spec Sheets

False or Misleading Spec Sheets

The specification needs to be read in conjunction with the drawings. (see http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=75) Your plan only shows cupboards under the trough so what you…

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bashworth
Apr 06, 2013 5:15 pm
bashworth
thursty 1
thursty 1
6 April 2013

rusty shed roof

rusty shed roof

Can anyone please tell me if there is a product/paint availble that will seal a leaky and rusted corrugated roof..? thanks

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thursty 1
Apr 06, 2013 3:22 am

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