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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
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
16 February 2013

room 2.7 x 3.1 and general extension query

room 2.7 x 3.1 and general extension query

Thanks fmac (sorry, our posts must have slightly crossed earlier so only just seen your reply)... I hear what you are saying. Thing is - daughter will still have the…

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How Hard Can it Be
Feb 16, 2013 9:24 pm
doczim
doczim
16 February 2013

Whirly birds

Whirly birds

Hi We installed 2 pairs of these http://www.universaltileventilators.com.au/index.php?/Product-General/smoothline-corrugated-vent.html Only…

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doczim
Feb 16, 2013 7:04 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
16 February 2013

Laundry Chute .... Please help

Laundry Chute .... Please help

Unless you can position a cupboard upstairs over (or near) the cupboard in the laundry, to hide it, I think your chute may remain a dream

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 16, 2013 5:14 pm
bashworth
bashworth
16 February 2013

Where to connect drainage pipes?

Where to connect drainage pipes?

We are on clay, I read soakwells are no good on clay? What about a length of ag pipe run down the back to let it drain out slowly? Or is that…

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bashworth
Feb 16, 2013 4:11 pm
bashworth
Charnley
Charnley
15 February 2013

First home buyer. Need advice urgent please help

First home buyer. Need advice urgent please help

Hi Arian Draw up a new contract, get another pest inspection done with an inspector of your choice and write into it a clause that says that the vendor (seller) has to…

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Charnley
Feb 15, 2013 6:51 pm
Charnley
Haywards Bay Diamond
Haywards Bay Diamond
15 February 2013

New Home

New Home

Exactly... Probably best to ask your finance experts rather than people in here... There is…

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Haywards Bay Diamond
Feb 15, 2013 8:57 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
15 February 2013

Sun+ solar company

Sun+ solar company

With due respect to this forum I would ask your question on the Whirlpool site in the Green-Tech forum where several reputable solar tradies frequent

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 15, 2013 3:34 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 February 2013

Mosquitoes through fly screens

Mosquitoes through fly screens

Mosquito proof mesh is deemed to be less than 1,000 microns (1mm).

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SaveH2O
Feb 15, 2013 1:19 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 February 2013

Gutter guards in Sydney

Gutter guards in Sydney

I wasn't aware that this was on the market. The diagram shows that it is a gutter and surface adhesion bull nose system all in one, notice how low the gutter actually is.…

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SaveH2O
Feb 15, 2013 1:06 am
SaveH2O
D101
D101
14 February 2013

Wall vents

Wall vents

One part of our house gets very hot in summer whilst the other part stays relatively cool. One of the differences between the sections is that in the cool part there are…

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D101
Feb 14, 2013 9:52 pm
Electricians Today
Electricians Today
14 February 2013

Rheem solar hot water control unit making pulsating sound

Rheem solar hot water control unit making pulsating sound

A timer could be put on the GPO but it would go against purpose of the solar. Our advise would be to get back in touch with Rheem as it sounds like a faulty product. If…

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Electricians Today
Feb 14, 2013 11:52 am
E1109
E1109
13 February 2013

Energy Safety bulletin 60 (WA)

Energy Safety bulletin 60 (WA)

Bit of light reading can be found here, covers electrical and gasfitting issues including penalties for unlicenced work, safety issues and general information.

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E1109
Feb 13, 2013 10:45 pm
E1109
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
13 February 2013

Noisy inbuilt vacuum system.

Noisy inbuilt vacuum system.
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G'day, just a quick note on the person who installed the Premier Clean Monarch 550 ducted vac motor. We had one of these installed in our…

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Fiffaro
Feb 13, 2013 9:19 pm
JB1
JB1
12 February 2013

Eco Garage Doors timber FX

Eco Garage Doors timber FX

Hopefully they won't rip you off.

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JB1
Feb 12, 2013 10:19 pm
Michelle
Michelle
12 February 2013

Suffocation after installing heavy drapes

Suffocation after installing heavy drapes

Pull the curtains open and open up the windows slightly. I'm being serious here, want to post a photo of this room, sounds like you might need to lighten the room up and…

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Michelle
Feb 12, 2013 9:43 pm
Michelle
Adam.M
Adam.M
12 February 2013

Cornice issue - Plaster and Paint cracking and coming away

Cornice issue - Plaster and Paint cracking and coming away

Sounds like bad workmanship. Cracking is common and expected but not to the point that after a month that plaster starts to fall away! You should have a 3 month…

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Adam.M
Feb 12, 2013 12:00 pm
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Saint Mike
Feb 11, 2013 10:10 am
Saint Mike
Banksy
Banksy
11 February 2013

Builders references - What questions should I ask?

Builders references - What questions should I ask?

Hi all, A builder I'm thinking about using for my renovation has given me the numbers of a few of his clients to speak to. What kind of questions I should be asking…

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Banksy
Feb 11, 2013 9:40 am
ALIAWAN
ALIAWAN
10 February 2013

Ingleburn Garden

Ingleburn Garden

Thanks for your reply. cheers :o

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ALIAWAN
Feb 10, 2013 7:59 pm
kek
kek
10 February 2013

Merbau decking disaster - Please help!!!

Merbau decking disaster - Please help!!!

:: Glad to hear it helped. We've found it to be a really good product. Intergain's decking oil is the bee's knees too. :D

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kek
Feb 10, 2013 5:34 pm
kek
Onewheel
Onewheel
10 February 2013

Contemporary Furniture - Great Prices and Service

Contemporary Furniture - Great Prices and Service

Thats a great find Rowan. Pity they are not in Sydney as well :(

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Onewheel
Feb 10, 2013 1:18 pm
BullaBoy
BullaBoy
10 February 2013

Subdivision of odd shape block

Subdivision of odd shape block

An issue may be off street parking for the original house as none of the 2 spaces shown waould be suitable for that…

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BullaBoy
Feb 10, 2013 11:58 am
Rachi
Rachi
9 February 2013

Slate floor help

Slate floor help

When we mop our slate floor we add a bit of car wash n wax to the water which keeps them shiny and every few months go over them with a vinyl & tile wash as the slate seem…

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Rachi
Feb 09, 2013 10:05 am
bragen
bragen
8 February 2013

Removing fibreglass pool

Removing fibreglass pool

Thanks for the reply. Im definitely considering completely removing the pool in pieces as I have the tools and PPE to do it. Would prefer to dispose of the pieces off site…

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bragen
Feb 08, 2013 10:59 am
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
5 October 2016

How to choose a split system air conditioner?

How to choose a split system air conditioner?

Everyone wants to have a energy-efficient and cost-effective system at his place. Air conditioning products of good brands have more benefits. They are energy efficient…

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DanielSmith1
Oct 05, 2016 10:06 pm
building-expert
building-expert
7 February 2013

Building height/slab level

Building height/slab level

I have different experience to G-Thorpe I see a lot of very heavily engineered slabs and this is where builders make money, they don't make it hanging doors. Real money…

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building-expert
Feb 07, 2013 10:42 pm
building-expert
Liliana
Liliana
6 February 2013

Draftmans Drawings costs.....

Draftmans Drawings costs.....

Hi Tjilpi, I didn't mean to imply that any builder could do the drawings. Some builders are building designers as well and some have their own draftspeople or designers,…

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Liliana
Feb 06, 2013 8:16 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 February 2013

Please do my survey for window colours 2013

Please do my survey for window colours 2013

Final Bump Thank you to all the contributors so far... Ed

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ECOECO
Feb 05, 2013 6:17 pm
ECOECO
waynen001
waynen001
5 February 2013

Who to use for Timber Roof Take Off Quoting?

Who to use for Timber Roof Take Off Quoting?

G'day All, I'm at the stage of seeking quotes from timber companies for the timber supply for my timber floor bearers / joists, timber stud walls and timber roof structure…

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waynen001
Feb 05, 2013 6:04 pm
Bizcan
Bizcan
5 February 2013

Melbourne Property Inspections Great work

Melbourne Property Inspections Great work

Yes it was on finished home, built by a Private well known builder

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Bizcan
Feb 05, 2013 12:13 pm
Bizcan
leighton
leighton
5 February 2013

Koo Wee Rup

Koo Wee Rup

Hi. Site costs in your area can vary a lot. One needs the full data set to make a real comment. Do you have feature survey, soil test etc? Happy to help but data is…

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leighton
Feb 05, 2013 6:35 am
leighton
Lourance
Lourance
5 February 2013

Carport boundary rules please

Carport boundary rules please

The plans for you carport should have been submited to the council for approval before constuction. If thats all done then they have already appoved the plans including…

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Lourance
Feb 05, 2013 5:50 am
WisdomHomes
WisdomHomes
4 February 2013

Greenhills Beach - Cronulla

Greenhills Beach - Cronulla

Hi DJ, I'm building many homes in Greenhills and if there were air craft noise issues council would definitely put a condition in their DA's to make people apply…

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WisdomHomes
Feb 04, 2013 10:44 pm
WisdomHomes
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
4 February 2013

Wall removal ballpark costs?

Wall removal ballpark costs?

If non load bearing and no wiring etc etc - a good builder should be able to get them out pretty quick IMO. I'm amazed at how they can remove things like that. Some…

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Saint Mike
Feb 04, 2013 7:55 am
Saint Mike
AussieMark
AussieMark
3 February 2013

Design software

Design software

+1 for SweetHome 3d I also used it to measure out everything in the house including all rooms with furniture to ensure the house had same look and feel. Landscape wise…

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AussieMark
Feb 03, 2013 5:32 pm
Smarty pants
Smarty pants
3 May 2013

Decking or Paving or Aggregate for Alfresco

Decking or Paving or Aggregate for Alfresco
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Our house isn't even built yet but I'm just sussing it out now before the grano is poured and it's too late. Good luck with the veranda - not too…

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Smarty pants
May 03, 2013 7:56 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 February 2013

Value of double glazing

Value of double glazing

I reckon low e glass is the way to go. Cost, effectiveness, and weight. Try getting your carpenters to carry large double-glazed windows up to…

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ECOECO
Feb 05, 2013 7:59 am
ECOECO
misch22
misch22
3 February 2013

melinda's new home....

melinda's new home....
WA

Hi melc1001, Tell us a little about your build.

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misch22
Feb 03, 2013 8:28 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
2 February 2013

Privacy Concern - Is this acceptable?

Privacy Concern - Is this acceptable?

In WA there are regs that must be observed and usually this mean opaque glass on the second story if it is on the side and below 1.6m. As Stewie says, no one is…

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AussieMark
Feb 02, 2013 7:55 pm
dvestate
dvestate
2 February 2013

Concrete footing cost

Concrete footing cost

How many sqm is that? The guy doing my driveway is $70sqm for plain concrete 2

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dvestate
Feb 02, 2013 7:11 pm
doubletoplei
doubletoplei
2 February 2013

Any built a 11.5m wide house on a 12.5m wide lot?

Any built a 11.5m wide house on a 12.5m wide lot?

In this case, you go for the old "run the gutter on the brickwork" trick. Basically, wherever there is a window on that 1.0m side you have to…

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doubletoplei
Feb 02, 2013 1:03 pm
doubletoplei
doubletoplei
1 February 2013

Anyone built with Long Island Homes around Geelong VIC?

Anyone built with Long Island Homes around Geelong VIC?

Hi doubletoplei. Congratulations on taking the first step with LIH. Did you choose one of their plans or custom? Where in the Geelong area are…

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doubletoplei
Feb 01, 2013 11:35 pm
travisaus
travisaus
1 February 2013

Yet another fencing question

Yet another fencing question

Colourbond can always be dyna bolted to the top of the concrete worst comes to worst. However I'd suggest you insist on a 10cm gap for the fencing.

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travisaus
Feb 01, 2013 6:18 pm

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