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Casa2
Casa2
1 October 2012

Suspended slab vs Waffle slab

Suspended slab vs Waffle slab

lukele, did you mean to ask what is the difference between a waffle pod slab and a conventional slab on ground?

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Casa2
Oct 01, 2012 9:53 pm
Titch101
Titch101
1 October 2012

Garden shed min distance to boundary (VIC)

Garden shed min distance to boundary (VIC)

The local Sheds'n'More has advised me that the shed needs to be 150mm from the boundary.

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Titch101
Oct 01, 2012 11:31 am
dingozzz
dingozzz
30 September 2012

Building stairs

Building stairs

Apologies for cross-posting Can anyone recommend a someone to building front and rear stairs - I have recently raised my house in Brisbane. Thanks for any help.

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dingozzz
Sep 30, 2012 10:37 pm
kek
kek
30 September 2012

Receipts for appliances and fittings. Who holds them.

Receipts for appliances and fittings. Who holds them.

If you have a problem with an appliance during its warranty period, you call the appliance service number and instead of telling them a retailer's name, you tell them your…

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kek
Sep 30, 2012 10:33 pm
kek
Team PD
Team PD
30 September 2012

Porter Davis - Family Fun Day Sunday 7 October, 2012

Porter Davis - Family Fun Day Sunday 7 October, 2012

Hi all, If you are in the South East next Sunday, please come along and join us at our Grandvue Estate Display Centre in Officer, between 12-3pm for a great family fun…

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Team PD
Sep 30, 2012 8:40 pm
Team PD
free will
free will
30 September 2012

Home Elevator

Home Elevator

We intend our new house (assuming we go ahead with KDR) to be good for old age as well, so have a decent size guest room and full bathroom downstairs in the proposed…

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free will
Sep 30, 2012 4:00 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 September 2012

Cavity Sliding Doors

Cavity Sliding Doors
1, 2, 3

They stick out approx 75-100mm. restricting the door opening. Can this be a correct installation? Are the doors the wrong size? Then they…

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Stewie D
Sep 30, 2012 9:19 am
Wazdog71
Wazdog71
30 September 2012

Sanding & Polishing jarah Floorboards

Sanding & Polishing jarah Floorboards

Mark I replaced 98 square meters of rotten chipboard flooring with a mixture of new and salvaged jarrah boards. I started of using the urethane varnish, but the 24 hour…

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Wazdog71
Sep 30, 2012 3:13 am
jodge
jodge
29 September 2012

standard dimensions for internal of wardrobes...

standard dimensions for internal of wardrobes...

Hi chatterbox! I try to keep my hanging rails under a metre long, just so they don't sag. The best way of making sure you have enough width for hanging is to take your…

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jodge
Sep 29, 2012 12:41 am
jodge
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m69
Sep 28, 2012 10:38 pm
strawberry234
strawberry234
28 September 2012

After info on building & granny flats QLD

After info on building & granny flats QLD

First up, I'd go and see your local council for info on the granny flat issue. Most councils have different approaches and usually somewhere on…

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strawberry234
Sep 28, 2012 8:03 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
27 September 2012

Installing Makrolon poly sheeting

Installing Makrolon poly sheeting

Hi Guys,new to the forum. About to build a deck and pergola over, sheeted with this makrolon,channels,top and bottom end cap system. Roof run is 4000 x5000 (5 sheets wide)…

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oldchippy
Sep 27, 2012 10:56 am
melbmeg
melbmeg
26 September 2012

Natural fibre curtains?

Natural fibre curtains?

Personally, I'd get them made by a seamstress - with my own fabric - or buy them OS. Restoration Hardware in the US has beautiful ones. Not cheap, but far nicer than…

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melbmeg
Sep 26, 2012 7:12 pm
TashnStu77
TashnStu77
26 September 2012

Builder says 28c sliding doors more difficult to install?!?

Builder says 28c sliding doors more difficult to install?!?

We are with a project builder and there was no issue with making our windows and doors higher, they just charged us extra $$. Let them know you want it done and are…

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TashnStu77
Sep 26, 2012 7:14 am
TashnStu77
building-expert
building-expert
26 September 2012

Pay final stage or wait for issue fixed?

Pay final stage or wait for issue fixed?

Hi hao I think Adam.M has given you most practical advice because you are under pressure to move in and because the defects are minor. However you should understand that…

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building-expert
Sep 26, 2012 7:00 am
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
26 September 2012

A complicated situation - no building contract, interest

A complicated situation - no building contract, interest

I think JB1 is right and if the builder wants to get paid he has to prove his claim in VCAT but there are number of other issues: 1 Is there a building permit? 2 Who is…

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building-expert
Sep 26, 2012 6:41 am
building-expert
b0son
b0son
25 September 2012

Responsibility for retaining wall

Responsibility for retaining wall
1, 2

Put a time limit on the offer. Make sure you have kept written records of everything, requests for negotiation, quotes youve gotten offers made. If it does go to court,…

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b0son
Sep 25, 2012 10:19 pm
NEIS
NEIS
25 September 2012

Sustainable Building Products

Sustainable Building Products

Hi everyone, if you are interested in sustainable non toxic interior building products could you please complete my survey. Please post the link into your browser

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NEIS
Sep 25, 2012 10:48 am
plucka
plucka
25 September 2012

HELP with glass shelves Please!

HELP with glass shelves Please!

36kg supported by "suction cups"? Seriously what were you thinking.

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plucka
Sep 25, 2012 6:16 am
builderforlife
builderforlife
24 September 2012

Fixing damp and roof leaks issue

Fixing damp and roof leaks issue

Is it an iron roof or tiles and also is it flat or pitched?

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builderforlife
Sep 24, 2012 7:42 pm
builderforlife
Lex
Lex
23 September 2012

Does the builder need to know?

Does the builder need to know?

Oh hey hey hey, look what resurfaced a year later :D Well, to put your minds at ease, it's all done and dusted ... and forgotten!

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Lex
Sep 23, 2012 7:40 pm
Lex
HomeOwnerz
HomeOwnerz
23 September 2012

Internet Speed Issues in Doreen

Internet Speed Issues in Doreen

You probably need a booster. I think they are about $50

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HomeOwnerz
Sep 23, 2012 4:24 pm
HomeOwnerz
HomeOwnerz
23 September 2012

hairline crack in rendered wall

hairline crack in rendered wall

Probably use a paintable sealant or it will crack again. It could be a slab issues also.

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HomeOwnerz
Sep 23, 2012 4:22 pm
HomeOwnerz
HomeOwnerz
23 September 2012

Cracked brick work at bay windows help please

Cracked brick work at bay windows help please

looks like movement in the slab. For the age of the home, the slabs werent as good as they are now. The timber frames could be warping also, causing windows and doors to…

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HomeOwnerz
Sep 23, 2012 4:20 pm
stellabella
stellabella
23 September 2012

Mould patch under eaves

Mould patch under eaves

I have no idea why the mould has formed, but I don't imagine bleach will stop it - bleach just takes the colour away, but the spores will still be there. Apparently the…

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stellabella
Sep 23, 2012 4:20 pm
stellabella
HomeOwnerz
HomeOwnerz
23 September 2012

Cost of building a Basement

Cost of building a Basement

Digging is expensive. I would say more than the average sqm rate for your home. Plus, basements leak water like mad. I doubt youll get warranty against leaks in the…

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HomeOwnerz
Sep 23, 2012 4:01 pm
HomeOwnerz
HomeOwnerz
23 September 2012

Builders margin and extra supervision cost?

Builders margin and extra supervision cost?

Yes, renos are expensive. Builders around capital cities place huge fees on renos and new builds.

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HomeOwnerz
Sep 23, 2012 3:58 pm
catjim
catjim
23 September 2012

Fuze Connect or Internode

Fuze Connect or Internode

We are also in Pakenham and have been with Internode for a year or so. So far they have been reliable and as far as I know all our neighbours are also with them. Doesn't…

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catjim
Sep 23, 2012 1:57 pm
Sophie66
Sophie66
22 September 2012

Choosing Exterior Colors

Choosing Exterior Colors

Hiya, have decided on the monument roof, gutters and fascia because we are rather sheltered from direct heat and suits our area. We have agreed on dune render at 200% with…

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Sophie66
Sep 22, 2012 11:30 pm
Casa2
Casa2
22 September 2012

Ceiling height - 3.8m too high

Ceiling height - 3.8m too high

I have 2.7 metre high ceilings generally, but it rises to 3.6 metres in in the living area and continues to two other rooms. There are awnings windows on the top 600 mm.…

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Casa2
Sep 22, 2012 11:17 pm
jeffheath
jeffheath
22 September 2012

Crumbling Concrete Around Drain Repair - Builder to fix?

Crumbling Concrete Around Drain Repair - Builder to fix?

You should be covered by the builders Guarantee. If cars keep driving over this area then it is only going to happen again.

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jeffheath
Sep 22, 2012 7:17 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
22 September 2012

Garage sale - windows and doors

Garage sale - windows and doors

Last days... today & tomorrow...

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ECOECO
Sep 22, 2012 9:42 am
ECOECO
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
21 September 2012

Taking paint off the wood

Taking paint off the wood

And it will depend what type of paint it is

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Uncle Arfur
Sep 21, 2012 5:21 pm
jayta
jayta
21 September 2012

Floor plan help

Floor plan help
1, 2

thanks for your ideas! The plumbing shouldnt cost too much to change being on piers. Also, there is already hot/cold piping and sewer passing underneath the top right…

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jayta
Sep 21, 2012 9:39 am
akashra
akashra
20 September 2012

FHOG as part of deposit?

FHOG as part of deposit?

Yeah, I used the FHOG to bring me down under the LMI target (from 82%). That didn't cause any problems, though the 35k under-valuation bumped me straight back over 80%…

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akashra
Sep 20, 2012 11:02 am
Adam.M
Adam.M
19 September 2012

Plumber is using extortion

Plumber is using extortion

Easy... tell her the next time he rings that she says "I'm not paying you, goodbye" and hang up. Let the plumber worry about it! In all seriousness, this case there was no…

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Adam.M
Sep 19, 2012 3:38 pm
phippsy
phippsy
19 September 2012

Broken builder's water tank

Broken builder's water tank

What sort of tank is it? One of those 1000L with a frame jobbies? or larger?

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phippsy
Sep 19, 2012 12:34 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
19 September 2012

Advice on layout

Advice on layout

Have a look at the heywood 29 by porter davis. they dont make it anymore but its more along the lines of your origional plan. You will find a few blogs with the design

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Lunchtime
Sep 19, 2012 11:07 am
CC101
CC101
19 September 2012

Front porch designs.

Front porch designs.

consider porch flooring as well.

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CC101
Sep 19, 2012 12:18 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 September 2012

Blackbutt Solid Timber Flooring - What finish?

Blackbutt Solid Timber Flooring - What finish?

Not really or should I say that with a caveat. After sanding the floor the guy I use gives it three coats of tung oil and that's it. He then recommends to the clients to…

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Stewie D
Sep 18, 2012 7:38 pm
BomberJ
BomberJ
17 September 2012

Open Network

Open Network

Their prices are ridiculous

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BomberJ
Sep 17, 2012 8:08 am
jonesby
jonesby
14 September 2012

Landscaper/paver perth

Landscaper/paver perth

Did you end up finding someone suzmic? We're looking for a landscaper too but I can recommend a paver.

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jonesby
Sep 14, 2012 10:38 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 September 2012

Disabling the key function on a door handle

Disabling the key function on a door handle

Your best bet is to take the model no. and make of the lock to a locksmiths shop or specialty hardware store ( not Bun.. gs ) and ask them. There area lot of variables…

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Stewie D
Sep 14, 2012 8:49 am
nobl
nobl
12 September 2012

Tight space... Floor plan and furniture, please help

Tight space... Floor plan and furniture, please help
1, 2

Ok, will look at armoirs. Good idea, it would set the area as a living room rather than trying to match it to the kitchen! I haven't bought the sofa set yet so I can still…

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nobl
Sep 12, 2012 2:36 pm
nobl
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 September 2012

PCA - Council vs Private

PCA - Council vs Private

Whereabouts are you ? My guys don't like to travel too far like most. Stewie

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Stewie D
Sep 12, 2012 10:26 am
Reno_student
Reno_student
11 September 2012

Home renovators assistance

Home renovators assistance

A big thank you to everyone who helped me with this - it was very much appreciated!

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Reno_student
Sep 11, 2012 10:58 am
Suze
Suze
11 September 2012

FREE legal help numbers

FREE legal help numbers

I think we would like to get the job done as soon as possible as we have had many delays as well. I am making some enquiries now. Pity Adam is in Sydney, we are in…

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Suze
Sep 11, 2012 10:11 am


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