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steevo
Jan 06, 2014 3:29 pm
bpratt
bpratt
5 January 2014

Are hallways a waste of space in a house design?

Are hallways a waste of space in a house design?
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If you can't "get rid of" the hallway, consider the idea of a door way to close the hallway off from the main family/living room, especially if you are either in cool or…

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bpratt
Jan 05, 2014 11:14 am

Hi All, I have an outdoor space that I am hoping to build some bench seats into (preferably as storage boxes too) but am unsure what materials would be best suited. As…

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McReidy
Jan 04, 2014 1:58 pm
McReidy
mwccl
mwccl
2 January 2014

Adding an extra tap in bathroom - Is it normal?

Adding an extra tap in bathroom - Is it normal?
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Thanks for all the replies. Will scrap the idea and just go for a mop and bucket!

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mwccl
Jan 02, 2014 3:06 pm
cinder
cinder
30 December 2013

Custom Builder Recommendations - MELBOURNE

Custom Builder Recommendations - MELBOURNE

I can recommend Highview Homes, been moved in for 3 weeks and it's truly our dream house. See my thread for details. FYI they build more of a classic look than the modern…

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cinder
Dec 30, 2013 9:27 am
cinder
Jays
Jays
29 December 2013

Bedfordale

Bedfordale

Establish a budget and then go talk to some boutique builders to see what options you can get for your money - that's part of the fun bit! Of the new land release there…

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Jays
Dec 29, 2013 12:08 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
29 December 2013

Water Proofing in Bathroom

Water Proofing in Bathroom

Sorry can't comment on the plaster side of things elemist, but just wanted to say 'good for you' on getting the problem resolved with your builder. I guess it is a bit of…

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How Hard Can it Be
Dec 29, 2013 9:57 am
bpratt
bpratt
28 December 2013

BAMBOO VS TILES!! THE FIGHT IS ON! EXPERIENCES PLEASE!

BAMBOO VS TILES!! THE FIGHT IS ON! EXPERIENCES PLEASE!
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YAO, Yet Another Opinion. :) We're about to start owner building our new house. Our last house for 28 years was carpeted everywhere except the wet areas. The rental we're…

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bpratt
Dec 28, 2013 4:23 pm
leni
leni
27 December 2013

Advice on orientation of house on our block

Advice on orientation of house on our block

I would position all living areas to north and have no windows to the west if possible. I think to do that you might need to reconsider the whole design. you need to…

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leni
Dec 27, 2013 3:15 pm
leni
oldchippy
oldchippy
27 December 2013

Timber flooring

Timber flooring

Timber doesn't move (expand,contract) much at all lengthwise. If you could could lay the flooring so as the ends of the boards abut the slab you could get away with…

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oldchippy
Dec 27, 2013 10:45 am
doc_lonsdale
doc_lonsdale
24 December 2013

Narrow block - any volume builders in Melbourne

Narrow block - any volume builders in Melbourne

Hi DocSmith, I have a friend in a similar situation and he found a few options on a website called Gold Award Homes - they even have options for 7m wide blocks. I hope…

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doc_lonsdale
Dec 24, 2013 4:09 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
24 December 2013

Shower screen - custom made Vs standard purchase

Shower screen - custom made Vs standard purchase

Thanks Lourance - I appreciate you taking the time to respond. Stegbar was/is the company that we have been advised would be over $2000. I called them yesterday for a…

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How Hard Can it Be
Dec 24, 2013 9:22 am
john3136
john3136
24 December 2013

Phone and alarm wiring

Phone and alarm wiring

Thanks Shane, I can see your point but my brain is telling me this is an issue when the alarm is not even plugged in, so it has to be something in the actual wiring of…

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john3136
Dec 24, 2013 9:14 am
john3136
KGsGirl
KGsGirl
22 December 2013

HELP!!!!Homeone login not working on my mobile.

HELP!!!!Homeone login not working on my mobile.

The tapatalk app is much more user friendly once you get used to it. I have problems accessing some forums via safari too - I think its a cookie issue.

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KGsGirl
Dec 22, 2013 10:17 am
KGsGirl
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
22 December 2013

** Urgent Mirror/Bathroom Help please **

** Urgent Mirror/Bathroom Help please **

Hi guys, Thanks for all your input. Mirror is not yet installed, but after weighting it all up, we did decide to tile behind. There were a few reasons for this - one of…

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How Hard Can it Be
Dec 22, 2013 10:13 am
Kath
Kath
21 December 2013

Clarendon facades

Clarendon facades

Hi kath, finally found someone building the waterside:) I was interested in the vista facade but my partner insisted on the axis. Did u end…

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Kath
Dec 21, 2013 10:43 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 December 2013

Light socket is always 'active', won't switch off

Light socket is always 'active', won't switch off

Sounds like incorrect wiring as the active should return to the switch before going to the socket - and as you say, your wall switch will still operate, but it will leave…

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ECOECO
Dec 21, 2013 7:19 am
ECOECO
robyn271
robyn271
20 December 2013

Paint colour

Paint colour

The exact colour I was looking at on the colour chart. Great minds! thanks

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robyn271
Dec 20, 2013 6:06 am
snowing
snowing
19 December 2013

Can someone recommend a good solicitor? (Melbourne)

Can someone recommend a good solicitor? (Melbourne)

Can you be more specific as to what kind of issues you are trying to deal with?

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snowing
Dec 19, 2013 2:54 am
B STAR
B STAR
17 December 2013

Rendering over cowboy render job?

Rendering over cowboy render job?

How bad is it. You really need to have photos. It could just need more coats to build up uneven surfaces.

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B STAR
Dec 17, 2013 5:46 pm

I feel for our eventual neighbours at the end of the street (the block is unsold at the moment). Our street doesn't officially have a 1 or 2, it starts at 3 and 4. As a…

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ugbug
Dec 16, 2013 11:45 am
ugbug
qebtel
qebtel
16 December 2013

Very slow progress - Any ideas/advice on a new approach?

Very slow progress - Any ideas/advice on a new approach?

It certainly feels like that. The salesman has taken us to see some of their work and on all occasions we have given positive feedback, expressing…

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qebtel
Dec 16, 2013 11:04 am
Althom
Althom
14 December 2013

Door Latch - Normal?

Door Latch - Normal?

Talk to your builder, one of his tradies is a thief

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Althom
Dec 14, 2013 10:48 am
Althom
Team PD
Team PD
14 December 2013

New Porter Davis Display Centre - Craigieburn

New Porter Davis Display Centre - Craigieburn

This weekend we have an all new display centre opening at Highlands in Craigieburn. Highlands is a must visit area as this booming suburb has everything at its doorstep. …

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Team PD
Dec 14, 2013 9:24 am
Team PD
wakudoki
wakudoki
14 December 2013

Carport - how close to boundary? QLD

Carport - how close to boundary? QLD

Bashworth is correct I've just built on a corner block with the garage in the same position as you are planning. My council in WA allowed 9m length hard up against the…

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wakudoki
Dec 14, 2013 8:53 am
savewater2010
savewater2010
13 December 2013

Marriott Waters release --> Info / update center

Marriott Waters release --> Info / update center
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Who else here is sick of the tip trucks that speed through our estate to avoid the congested roads and knock over keep left signs and spill out clean fill onto the roads. …

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savewater2010
Dec 13, 2013 4:23 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
13 December 2013

Anyone visited the display homes after opening hours?

Anyone visited the display homes after opening hours?

We did an evening visit to the display with Porter Davis, the sales person was more than happy to arrange it. There was a panel of light switches hidden away to control…

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Lurgen
Dec 13, 2013 10:11 am
Lurgen
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
11 December 2013

Has anyone heard of or have the Della Vita Tiles?

Has anyone heard of or have the Della Vita Tiles?

Can you find out which tile company they use? Then you can just go in and say your building with blah blah and we have the Della vita range, can you show me which tiles…

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xxkatxx
Dec 11, 2013 11:00 am
B STAR
B STAR
10 December 2013

Post Completion Plumbing Problem

Post Completion Plumbing Problem

THey should be cleaning everything and starting from scratch. The plumbers should be more specific and sya why its faulty. I bet though its leaking from due to the seat…

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B STAR
Dec 10, 2013 3:30 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
10 December 2013

Got Building permit - what does this mean?

Got Building permit - what does this mean?

The energy rating report (thermal assessment) is a part of the documentation required to be submitted as a part of the Building Application. Sounds to me that the tree…

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ausdesign
Dec 10, 2013 1:36 pm
ausdesign
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 December 2013

Reder

Reder

Alternatives - what are your bricks like ? …

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Saint Mike
Dec 09, 2013 8:24 am
Saint Mike
qebtel
qebtel
5 December 2013

replacement of one rafter

replacement of one rafter

Sadly all too common in the building industry qebtel. I've seen far worse too like the idiot AC installer who cut through chords of five trusses…

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qebtel
Dec 05, 2013 2:26 pm
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MartinSmith
Dec 05, 2013 7:04 am
MartinSmith
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Sunshine2013
Dec 04, 2013 10:33 pm
Sunshine2013
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
4 December 2013

Pink Sono Batts Soundproofing batts

Pink Sono Batts Soundproofing batts

Thanks for the response Stewie :D The wall isn't huge. It's 4840mm x 2700mm high.

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HomeAngels
Dec 04, 2013 7:48 pm
HomeAngels
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 December 2013

Townhouse development

Townhouse development

I don't have a clue but if I was in your shoes I'd have a chat to your accountant. He/she may have some other suggestions too about how to minimise your exposure to tax…

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Stewie D
Dec 04, 2013 6:56 am
webjockey
webjockey
3 December 2013

Please review my floor plan

Please review my floor plan

Heres to the link to new sketch from architect with changes discussed in last 2 days. https://www.dropbox.com/s/natc4ly37jli66m/newsketch.jpg I guess I can take at…

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webjockey
Dec 03, 2013 9:30 pm
Lourance
Lourance
3 December 2013

Best Use of Easement Land

Best Use of Easement Land

Depends on what type of easement but generally yes. All you need to do is apply for a permit with the relevant authority (ie sewage - water board etc), but if they need…

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Lourance
Dec 03, 2013 9:29 pm
trixee
trixee
3 December 2013

Orientation Question

Orientation Question

I've got a block that has the rear yard facing NE and am getting a custom design through an architect, who is pretty confident that the design will achieve a 9 star…

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trixee
Dec 03, 2013 12:50 am
trixee
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
2 December 2013

Favourite WA suppliers

Favourite WA suppliers

I'm NOR so only really been around here but for tiles I'd go to European ceramics in Osborne Park, their real prices are much cheaper than what is on the tiles. There are…

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xxkatxx
Dec 02, 2013 7:32 pm
FairmontSAcustom
FairmontSAcustom
2 December 2013

Concrete slab question

Concrete slab question

Thanks adgn, I did wonder if they were levelling the floor. Thanks for giving me the specific term, I will google it :) On the weekend I further noted that they have…

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FairmontSAcustom
Dec 02, 2013 10:13 am
qebtel
qebtel
2 December 2013

Site boundaries

Site boundaries

And you should read these…

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qebtel
Dec 02, 2013 8:29 am
bashworth
bashworth
1 December 2013

Cantilevered staircase

Cantilevered staircase

Anything from 10 to 50 times as much as a traditional staircase depending on what you really want. The stairs at this link (

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bashworth
Dec 01, 2013 7:51 am
bashworth

Hi You could set it up against a wall and use a tape measure and straight edge to get the…

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toecutter
Nov 30, 2013 6:00 pm

Hi i cannot help with a business that has these but you could get a sheet metal business to bend a couple up for you. toe *edit: it wouldnt be hard to make them…

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toecutter
Nov 30, 2013 5:50 pm
Keef Wivaneff
Keef Wivaneff
29 November 2013

solar powered house??????

solar powered house??????
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Well...it took a long time but SunCube is TOTALLY BUSTED Just a gigantic SCAM. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgJlMwEoO6c

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Keef Wivaneff
Nov 29, 2013 12:50 pm
qebtel
qebtel
29 November 2013

Anyone bought from bestsheds.com.au?

Anyone bought from bestsheds.com.au?

The frame looks identical to one I bought from http://www.cheapsheds.com.au via Ebay. IF its the same one, its a Spanbuilt Shed. They are about the cheapest around, and it…

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qebtel
Nov 29, 2013 12:24 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
29 November 2013

Cladding: Vinyl vs fibre cement vs ?

Cladding: Vinyl vs fibre cement vs ?

Why not weatherboard for the top story? They have nice profiles. I think cement looks horrible. It has no endearing qualities at all to me.

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mynameisjonas
Nov 29, 2013 10:50 am

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