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Stewie D
Stewie D
30 July 2013

New home - what materials to use for walls

New home - what materials to use for walls

What R-values for your wall are you trying to achieve ? No point trying to save $5000 on the cost of the walls if you are going to spend more than that in the first ten…

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Stewie D
Jul 30, 2013 9:27 am
paulw11
paulw11
16 May 2011

Water pumps which sort and cost

Water pumps which sort and cost

Hi, Have you spoken to someone locally about your requirements? 40-60,000 litres seems a bit small for a household of 8, but it depends on your annual rainfall, roof…

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paulw11
May 16, 2011 4:10 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 July 2013

plumbing pipe size 130m length

plumbing pipe size 130m length

A qualified person who is licensed to do this work and issue the necessary compliance certificate would be able to advise if they chose to do so. Different fixtures have…

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SaveH2O
Jul 29, 2013 7:56 pm
SaveH2O
LeanneR
LeanneR
29 July 2013

Exterior Colour - Earthy Grey choice?

Exterior Colour - Earthy Grey choice?

Woodland grey Dulux Malay grey Dulux timeless grey Dukux tea house That's some darker greys from top of my head

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LeanneR
Jul 29, 2013 1:26 pm
LeanneR
Trish
Trish
29 July 2013

would you have a double sided fireplace in your bedroom?

would you have a double sided fireplace in your bedroom?

We have a fireplace in our bedroom, we do not use it but I do like it as 'decoration'. We have one in the lounge room as well and we do use that but not all the time more…

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Trish
Jul 29, 2013 10:51 am
Trish
baksteen
baksteen
28 July 2013

want to build new home in ICF Zego, Thermacell or similar.

want to build new home in ICF Zego, Thermacell or similar.

Hi I wondered if you already finished your house and if you went ahead with ICF? If so, which supplier, and what's you experience? I'm outweighing Timbercrete vs…

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baksteen
Jul 28, 2013 2:54 pm
Lourance
Lourance
27 July 2013

Should I tell council we moved in?

Should I tell council we moved in?

I would say the council will just charge the arrears if they find an error and you could be up for a large bill. I would talk to them and if their is a lot owning I'm sure…

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Lourance
Jul 27, 2013 4:17 pm
surfprado
surfprado
27 July 2013

Site costs for sloping block

Site costs for sloping block

I looked in Highton too, end up buying in Torquay. What turned me off Highton was the weird sloping blocks and the site costs associated with them. I have seen some of…

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surfprado
Jul 27, 2013 3:42 pm
surfprado
Cazzstyle77
Cazzstyle77
27 July 2013

Solver exterior paint choice

Solver exterior paint choice

Hi I'm currently choosing the exterior paint colours for my new house - we are thinking Tasman blue for the t-bar but we need a matching lighter grey for the rest of the…

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Cazzstyle77
Jul 27, 2013 12:36 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 July 2013

what is my Ceiling made of?

what is my Ceiling made of?

I agree Uncle Arfur. It's pretty benign stuff - it used to be made from sugar cane leftovers plus a bit of glue to hold it all together hence the cane-ite name. It's…

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Stewie D
Jul 25, 2013 5:43 pm
Michael Dalgleish
Michael Dalgleish
25 July 2013

Understanding my Plans - Builder's Acronyms

Understanding my Plans - Builder's Acronyms

Hi Agape, Haven't really come across these ones before ... from your description it sounds like RH = rain head and SPR = spreaders both things to do with the drainage of…

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Michael Dalgleish
Jul 25, 2013 12:22 pm
DIY00
DIY00
25 July 2013

Hardwood door dust

Hardwood door dust

Thanks. Still breathing!

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DIY00
Jul 25, 2013 11:44 am
Richard Rolfe
Richard Rolfe
25 July 2013

Anyone with Acreage - Come Say Hi

Anyone with Acreage - Come Say Hi
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Hi, In the last 3 years I've gone from 1000 acres to 46 acres to 9 acres to 5 acres, weening myself off it.

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Richard Rolfe
Jul 25, 2013 9:42 am
Richard Rolfe
Richard Rolfe
25 July 2013

Tile underlayment

Tile underlayment

Rough for grip, yes, but make sure it's not powdery or flaky. The waterproofing is the next thing to go over it, check with the waterproofer regarding warranty.

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Richard Rolfe
Jul 25, 2013 9:25 am
wallyworld
wallyworld
25 July 2013

South West Growth Centre

South West Growth Centre

To all building or living in the area, for those who don't know, seems we are making a very good investment for the distant future, the area will eventually house 300,000…

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wallyworld
Jul 25, 2013 9:19 am
navarch
navarch
23 July 2013

Can anyone tell me anything about C*llier Homes (Perth)?

Can anyone tell me anything about C*llier Homes (Perth)?

Hi arauch, We had similar good experience like yours during the pre-construction phase. A bit too early to say anything about construction as we have not started our…

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navarch
Jul 23, 2013 10:58 am
navarch
sonixspeedy
sonixspeedy
22 July 2013

Concrete pier required ?

Concrete pier required ?

Just a dose of reality Your 25 year structural warranty is next to worthless because if something does happen, builder will try to avoid…

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sonixspeedy
Jul 22, 2013 5:12 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
22 July 2013

Melamine robe collapsed - Please Help

Melamine robe collapsed - Please Help

A photo would help, but I assume its the L shaped shelving/hanging space along one wall and across the other that come stock standard in most BIR's, with a 70mm edge…

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 22, 2013 10:09 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 July 2013

Buying 5 metre sliding door direct from factory in China???

Buying 5 metre sliding door direct from factory in China???

thanks for that - yes, the smaller panels are so much cheaper - but unfortunately - I cannot talk my partner into going that way. I am also…

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ECOECO
Jul 20, 2013 10:38 am
ECOECO
rbalse
rbalse
18 July 2013

Water heating for remote bathrooms

Water heating for remote bathrooms

Thanks for that. Current HWS is an Aquamax gas. I had a look at Rinnai, and it seems to require a ring main involving new separate pipework back to the Aquamax (costly). I…

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rbalse
Jul 18, 2013 5:14 pm
custard
custard
18 July 2013

Paint Colour - Help

Paint Colour - Help

Have you looked at jasper or woodland grey, both would probably suit:)

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custard
Jul 18, 2013 2:15 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
18 July 2013

HELP - toilet exhaust fans continually banging!!!!

HELP - toilet exhaust fans continually banging!!!!

As a suggestion, could the damper be made slightly heavier by say gluing a very small weight on it to eliminate the flapping?

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 18, 2013 8:26 am
Vess
Vess
18 July 2013

Dynamic Thermal Simulation

Dynamic Thermal Simulation

There are 3 softwares that energy assessors can use. AccuRate, Bers and First Rate. Go to www.absa.net.au or www.bdav.org.au. These are the two accrediting agencies for…

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Vess
Jul 18, 2013 6:55 am
Rory Algate
Rory Algate
17 July 2013

Advice on new colourbond roof for dark red bricked home

Advice on new colourbond roof for dark red bricked home

Thx Kate....I agree I think a different coloured facia will break it up a little too.

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Rory Algate
Jul 17, 2013 11:58 pm
Amancharmar
Amancharmar
17 July 2013

Change 1 batten fix to 4 LED lights after handover

Change 1 batten fix to 4 LED lights after handover

They will charge you for the wiring of the new points and the install. If you have batten they will only charge you install. Depends on how many are included in your…

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Amancharmar
Jul 17, 2013 10:50 pm
Amancharmar
Cranster1
Cranster1
17 July 2013

Extend or rebuild???? That is the question!

Extend or rebuild???? That is the question!

Well, we have a bank loan approved and are going to go ahead with the extension! Reasons: -The costs of the knock down are substantially higher than the extension. -We…

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Cranster1
Jul 17, 2013 11:27 am
grom40
grom40
17 July 2013

Getting rid of sheet of asbestos??

Getting rid of sheet of asbestos??

I saw a home renovation show recently (think it was house calls to the rescue? It was late at night and I'm a bit of an insomniac lol) where they had to remove a bit of…

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grom40
Jul 17, 2013 11:03 am
grom40
deluxes
deluxes
16 July 2013

Fencing Adelaide

Fencing Adelaide

Jenkins Dirtworks -0433 441 700: based Gawler/Northern Adelaide suburbs. great price, great work. Has done work for me and the owner is a good mate. I recommended them…

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deluxes
Jul 16, 2013 8:35 pm
deluxes
alexisalley
alexisalley
16 July 2013

house relocating

house relocating

Relocate to new home is very hectic job. Firstly you have to choose best match after that you have to carry whole bag ang baggage & home stuff. End of lease cleaning also…

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alexisalley
Jul 16, 2013 8:00 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
16 July 2013

Issue with the builder over the retaining wall

Issue with the builder over the retaining wall

A slap up job. I would not be happy with this at all. From the pics and what you have said I very much doubt any drainage is in-place. Given you can access one end of the…

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KnockItDown
Jul 16, 2013 11:21 am
KnockItDown
StGeorgeBuild
StGeorgeBuild
16 July 2013

Limits of needing council approval

Limits of needing council approval

It depends what you plan to do. If its storing your caravan its probably ok. if its living in your caravan then different councils have different rules... some allow a…

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StGeorgeBuild
Jul 16, 2013 10:58 am
travisaus
travisaus
16 July 2013

Foxtel between rooms

Foxtel between rooms

There is - some of them cheap and some more expensive. What you want is a digital modulator. Belkin do an emitter that would work through a non-solid wall up to around 15m…

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travisaus
Jul 16, 2013 9:57 am
mirz
mirz
15 July 2013

Porter Davis New Website

Porter Davis New Website

A very nicely done update, possibly the most impressive building site I've seen. Well done! Looking forward to seeing the new 24seven section…

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mirz
Jul 15, 2013 7:29 pm
mirz
MGardz
MGardz
15 July 2013

Anyone building at Twin Creeks, Luddenham?

Anyone building at Twin Creeks, Luddenham?

Hello Just wondering if anyone who is building or has built at Twin Creeks has any feedback on the estate? We fell in love with an acre block and hoping to get some info…

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MGardz
Jul 15, 2013 10:56 am
MGardz
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lukedwalters
Jul 15, 2013 9:42 am
33amc
33amc
14 July 2013

When is out of tolerance brickwork not a bad job?

When is out of tolerance brickwork not a bad job?

qebtel picked it, What looks odd is the bricks put in backwards i.e. the burnt side facing out or it was a bad brick that shouldnt have been installed. Face bricks have 2…

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33amc
Jul 14, 2013 3:36 pm
qebtel
qebtel
14 July 2013

Negotiating deductions after B+P inspection?

Negotiating deductions after B+P inspection?

You dont have to justify yourself to the vendor about what you want to pay. A property is only worth what a particular buyer thinks it is worth at a point in time.Your B…

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qebtel
Jul 14, 2013 2:10 pm
anthonyc12
anthonyc12
13 July 2013

cert 4 building and construction

cert 4 building and construction

oh!!! cert 4 it is no much that difficult as it seems a bit of attentive study and reading at home can easily get you through this. if you are already in construction…

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anthonyc12
Jul 13, 2013 12:13 pm
sceen7
sceen7
13 July 2013

New neighbours and the eyesore...

New neighbours and the eyesore...
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In my estate, we can't even have everyday tv antennas on the roof, it has to go underground cable.We also can't park commercial vehicles with…

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sceen7
Jul 13, 2013 11:12 am
vsters
vsters
11 July 2013

Site costs

Site costs

Thanks got a few k off :) .

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vsters
Jul 11, 2013 9:16 pm
CoopersCL
CoopersCL
10 July 2013

Clothes line dilemma - anyone got any ideas?

Clothes line dilemma - anyone got any ideas?

Hi there, If you have a north facing wall on the side of your house this would be the greatest spot to place your clothesline. A Wall Mount fold down attached to the…

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CoopersCL
Jul 10, 2013 12:58 pm
staceyd
staceyd
10 July 2013

Impact of the end of FHOG in Victoria?

Impact of the end of FHOG in Victoria?

We are first home owners, or will be soon. We decided to build instead of buy around the start of the year. The grant only applying to new builds would have made that…

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staceyd
Jul 10, 2013 10:00 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
10 July 2013

Adhesive to connect aluminium with paint/plaster

Adhesive to connect aluminium with paint/plaster

Not sure where or how you need to do this, but silicone or Sikaflex would be the way to go. Ed

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ECOECO
Jul 10, 2013 8:27 am
ECOECO
Kathryn the great
Kathryn the great
10 July 2013

New home

New home

Hello philkatjuleth Congratulations on your move. We also moved into Explorer Street just over 1 week ago. It was our first build and we were nervous as well. It has…

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Kathryn the great
Jul 10, 2013 6:01 am

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