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sillo78
sillo78
12 March 2013

Besser block garden wall

Besser block garden wall

Thanks heaps for your replies, very helpful. I'll spend the bit extra and core fill with concrete to get the best result.

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sillo78
Mar 12, 2013 1:14 pm
AlanKC
AlanKC
12 March 2013

Garage floor options

Garage floor options

The problem with screeding the slab as I see it is that the top of the…

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AlanKC
Mar 12, 2013 12:33 pm
dvestate
dvestate
12 March 2013

New Homes Contract - Is this normal?

New Homes Contract - Is this normal?

Buy the time we signed the Full contract (HIA etc) everything had been through the council, waterboard approvals etc. This meant all selections, electricials, colours,…

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dvestate
Mar 12, 2013 10:21 am
tezza87
tezza87
12 March 2013

1st home builders

1st home builders

How do you check on landgate good to know they are on time. As for the lake at the park I'm not sure if it will be.

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tezza87
Mar 12, 2013 12:14 am
tezza87
erik
erik
11 March 2013

Screen / Enclosing Balcony

Screen / Enclosing Balcony

Hi Luke I would use shadecloth. The woven type 50%. This is cheap, and comes in a width more than ample to run in one section. Get yourself some "Pryda Spot fixes". …

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erik
Mar 11, 2013 7:38 pm
tezzab
tezzab
11 March 2013

Boundary is 5m out in new subdivision

Boundary is 5m out in new subdivision

Good to know you are not alone. As several lots are involved, it might be that the Developer can pressure the Golf Club to re-establish affected pegs. The Golf Club…

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tezzab
Mar 11, 2013 4:37 pm
tezzab
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 March 2013

Concrete path around house

Concrete path around house

There must be a standard or maybe it is yet another conflict between the BCA and AS. If so, the BCA, as the primary document, should have hierarchal precedence but of…

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SaveH2O
Mar 11, 2013 2:50 pm
SaveH2O
CC101
CC101
10 March 2013

Garage Floor

Garage Floor

I am probably going to go for Berger Jet Dry - Heavy Duty , $80 for 4L.. I'm not sure how far that goes but it's made for heavy duty…

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CC101
Mar 10, 2013 2:29 pm
Team PD
Team PD
9 March 2013

New Porter Davis Display Centre at Warralily Now Open

New Porter Davis Display Centre at Warralily Now Open

Geelong is now home to all new inspirational World of Style interiors at Warralily Armstrong Creek, with two display homes now open - the brand new Canterbury and the…

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Team PD
Mar 09, 2013 2:53 pm
Team PD
dnawa
dnawa
8 March 2013

Soakage Trenches - How much should they cost?

Soakage Trenches - How much should they cost?

Just had a Filtrex septic system installed this week in WA and with a 3200L main tank and a 1200L secondary tank with a pump and 2X 20M leech or soakage trenches the total…

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dnawa
Mar 08, 2013 10:06 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 March 2013

Old Light socket rewiring 7 wires having issues

Old Light socket rewiring 7 wires having issues

Ok eleccy turned up checked it out said there was no earth on the Old or current lights and it was very dangerous fixed…

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SaveH2O
Mar 08, 2013 3:04 pm
SaveH2O
leighton
leighton
7 March 2013

slab or stumps

slab or stumps

I wrote an interesting (to me) article about this. If you want check my website clark new homes. cheerios

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leighton
Mar 07, 2013 5:21 pm
leighton
Ariosto
Ariosto
7 March 2013

Is It Worth It ?

Is It Worth It ?

We have chosen Stonecutters Ridge for our new house Project, so if we could have some advice and handy hints or secret gossip to keep us amused? We would appreciate that! Thanks

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Ariosto
Mar 07, 2013 12:43 pm
Ariosto

buying lights overseas

buying lights overseas

I replaced my old lights in my bathroom the other weekend and found they weren't earthed, even though there was an earth terminal on the…

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installation inspector
Mar 06, 2013 8:39 pm
installation inspector
Homefinder
Homefinder
5 March 2013

Anybody bought land in THE RANGE Croydon

Anybody bought land in THE RANGE Croydon

Hi. I bought land in the range croydon . Anybody else living there or bought a land

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Homefinder
Mar 05, 2013 7:07 pm
Homefinder
contractor1
contractor1
4 March 2013

builder reviews - sorting out good and bad builders

builder reviews - sorting out good and bad builders

Hi, I've been having a little search through online because I've been done wrong by the builder I'm subcontracting to, and was looking to see if there was any negative…

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contractor1
Mar 04, 2013 11:43 pm
Beck75
Beck75
4 March 2013

Removing boundary fences

Removing boundary fences

The fence came down a couple of weeks ago and will be staying down for a few months. It can't go back up until the bricks have gone up. We did remove the fence ourselves.…

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Beck75
Mar 04, 2013 11:40 pm
Beck75
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 March 2013

Extending vs moving

Extending vs moving

A few years ago I compared prices for a client ( and my own curiosity ) regarding this. They were looking at adding a family room, a fourth bedroom, knocking a few walls…

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Stewie D
Mar 04, 2013 10:12 am
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
3 March 2013

Gainsborough trilock omni lever sets

Gainsborough trilock omni lever sets

Yes they are expensive, plus they take extra time to fit... so that upgrade is pretty reasonable. We got the standard tri locks, http://www.gainsboroughhardware.com.au/…

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mynameisjonas
Mar 03, 2013 8:37 pm
magolly
magolly
3 March 2013

Plastic Cornices

Plastic Cornices

Sorry if in wrong place. Not been in here much, had a look around but cannot find a thread/post relevent to my question :roll: I am attempting some renovating - mainly due to…

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magolly
Mar 03, 2013 7:07 pm
TomCat
TomCat
2 March 2013

Adelaide builder McCracken Homes ceases all projects, stops

Adelaide builder McCracken Homes ceases all projects, stops

Yes it is sad Helyn. I've heard a few people were happy with their homes. I hope you were. Leon in sales was fantastic. I will wait to see where he goes - maybe we'll…

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TomCat
Mar 02, 2013 1:57 am
TomCat
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
1 March 2013

retaining wall help ?

retaining wall help ?

I had a quote for 22m of retaining wall 3 sleepers high for$6,000! We ended up building it ourselves with the help of a friend for about $3,500

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Victoria_g06
Mar 01, 2013 2:19 pm
Victoria_g06
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 March 2013

Structural Engineer Question

Structural Engineer Question

Most engineers etc for small scale residential will consult their span and load tables but draw sections in 2D only which is what you will receive as structural drawings…

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Stewie D
Mar 01, 2013 10:55 am
travisaus
travisaus
1 March 2013

Sewerage and Water Certification in Brisbane

Sewerage and Water Certification in Brisbane

You need to have a seal off certificate for the connection that was connected to the old house (i.e. not the new one as part of the split). This generally only comes up…

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travisaus
Mar 01, 2013 10:31 am
travisaus
travisaus
28 February 2013

House Movers and costs

House Movers and costs

Maybe the OP can update with experiences if he's moved the house in the last 6 years :)

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travisaus
Feb 28, 2013 6:12 pm
Cody Drysdale
Cody Drysdale
28 February 2013

Anyone building in Oran Park [NSW]?

Anyone building in Oran Park [NSW]?

There's a few more of us. Sarah85 created a thread in the 'Building a New Home' section yesterday or the day before. (Losing my mind...work is hectic!)

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Cody Drysdale
Feb 28, 2013 2:05 pm
Cody Drysdale
AdamIrons
AdamIrons
28 February 2013

Renovating Garage to Bedroom

Renovating Garage to Bedroom

yea, i was kinda hoping that they put it down when they built the houses. it is a duplex and the houses are built side to side. There are the two garages between the 2…

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AdamIrons
Feb 28, 2013 1:25 pm
MrsT12
MrsT12
27 February 2013

Renovate or Demolish?

Renovate or Demolish?

Do you consider that amount a fair price for what you…

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MrsT12
Feb 27, 2013 10:34 am
MrsT12
leighton
leighton
27 February 2013

Bush block advice vic

Bush block advice vic

My advice is avoid BAL FZ. BAL 40 is not too bad, but find out what the costs will be first for your particular design. It might be more than you want to pay. My last two…

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leighton
Feb 27, 2013 4:47 am
leighton
kassan1973
kassan1973
9 March 2013

Capital Gains Tax

Capital Gains Tax

So long as you live in the house and it is your primary residence there will be no CGT.

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kassan1973
Mar 09, 2013 7:20 pm
MrsT12
MrsT12
26 February 2013

Looking for extra bricks

Looking for extra bricks

Jump on Facebook and find your local buy/swap/sell page, I see them on mine all the time. (Normally free, they just want people to take them away.)

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MrsT12
Feb 26, 2013 3:16 pm
MrsT12
seano
seano
26 February 2013

Water Theft

Water Theft
1, 2, 3

Our block of land recently settled ... 28000 litres of water used by a vacant empty block in the month before settlement. Not going to speculate where it definitely went,…

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seano
Feb 26, 2013 12:49 pm
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natasha8850
Feb 26, 2013 10:42 am
namweng
namweng
26 February 2013

Help please! Neighbours

Help please! Neighbours

Thanks for the info and heads up guys. Much appreciated!

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namweng
Feb 26, 2013 9:19 am
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
25 February 2013

Shed help please

Shed help please

we put a 4.5m x 3m in our backyard in South East Melbourne. Went through simply sheds. http://www.simplysheds.com.au/3mx45m-wo ... -p-14.html Will it be timber or…

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mynameisjonas
Feb 25, 2013 7:41 pm
namweng
namweng
25 February 2013

How do you organize your paperwork/notes/ideas etc.?

How do you organize your paperwork/notes/ideas etc.?

Yup evernote is teh way to go. That way you can keep track of your files (contract, drawings, receipts,…

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namweng
Feb 25, 2013 12:16 pm
sydneyreno
sydneyreno
25 February 2013

Looking for builder recommendation in Sydney

Looking for builder recommendation in Sydney

Hi everyone, I'd really appreciate a recommendation for a builder in Sydney (city area). I need to have a bathroom reconfigured, some walls and cabinet work, flooring…

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sydneyreno
Feb 25, 2013 9:50 am
AdamIrons
AdamIrons
22 February 2013

cinema Wall mount tv conduit runs .show your picks

cinema Wall mount tv conduit runs .show your picks

I did ours similar to Adam.M except I put the cables in after handover. I drilled a 50mm hole in the nogin before the gyprock went…

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AdamIrons
Feb 22, 2013 5:17 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
22 February 2013

Disputing costs in the Tender

Disputing costs in the Tender

For what it's worth I'm having similar trouble with another builder. I wouldn't say they're all like this, but I can definitely confirm that you have to assume there are…

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Lurgen
Feb 22, 2013 11:32 am
Lurgen
namweng
namweng
21 February 2013

Please HELP, tender meeting next week!

Please HELP, tender meeting next week!

Guys, I'm attending a tender meeting early next week, but there are some things which worry me now: 1.We just decided to put in a duct-vacuum…

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namweng
Feb 21, 2013 7:16 pm
kexkez
kexkez
21 February 2013

what colour brick with a light coloured Colorbond roof?

what colour brick with a light coloured Colorbond roof?

One of the houses down the road was light brick and light roof but thy've addded a few bits of render which really stop the house being bland. Another did the same but I…

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kexkez
Feb 21, 2013 6:27 pm
kexkez
toughen
toughen
20 February 2013

Is anyone here building in Baldivis North Estate?

Is anyone here building in Baldivis North Estate?

A mate of mine lives in the first part of Baldivis North. I'm building in Spires just down the road.

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toughen
Feb 20, 2013 4:03 pm
scotty78
scotty78
19 February 2013

HIA Contract - all weather access....

HIA Contract - all weather access....

My view is if your builder is charging you to create a all weather access road then they are responsible for ensuring it is suitable. However i doubt u can get the clause…

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scotty78
Feb 19, 2013 4:26 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 February 2013

House design Programs

House design Programs

Most cad programs - even the freebies let you "build" your own objects from scratch. Just give it a name and add it to your database or symbol list. What you describe is…

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Stewie D
Feb 19, 2013 2:59 pm
cjbarker
cjbarker
19 February 2013

need new home owners- talk about energy efficiency rating

need new home owners- talk about energy efficiency rating

Hi, My Name is Chris Barker, I work for Sustainability House. We have been contracted by the department of Climate Change and energy efficiency (DCCEE) to conduct a study…

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cjbarker
Feb 19, 2013 2:30 pm
cjbarker
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 February 2013

Franchising Builders

Franchising Builders

You can find it all on Google. Anyone know anything ? It all sounds odd.

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Saint Mike
Feb 19, 2013 8:20 am
Saint Mike
Rusty Cheese
Rusty Cheese
18 February 2013

What paint for retaining wall?

What paint for retaining wall?

No problem! BTW, if your timber is not treated or primed then you could just use an exterior acrylic undercoat first, then 2 acrylic top coats OR as long as you're using…

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Rusty Cheese
Feb 18, 2013 9:27 am
Rusty Cheese

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