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Kempe
Kempe
8 September 2012

Repointing ridge caps

Repointing ridge caps

There's 140 ridge caps to do. Got another quote for $850 he said the channelling is BS and other people had mentioned this in other quotes he's been up against, looks like…

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Kempe
Sep 08, 2012 6:38 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
7 September 2012

New pergola - droplets on fascia - what could be wrong?

New pergola - droplets on fascia - what could be wrong?

Agree with the above post. Sheet roofing is defective if it overhangs the gutter's inside face by less than 50 mm or by more than 65 mm. Also, box gutters have to be…

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SaveH2O
Sep 07, 2012 6:18 pm
SaveH2O
savewater2010
savewater2010
7 September 2012

Marriott Waters - Impact of Possible Rail Line and Freeway?

Marriott Waters - Impact of Possible Rail Line and Freeway?

I have seen used syringes dumped by inconsiderate junkie oxygen theifs in the marriott waters and melington estates. Farking disgusting

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savewater2010
Sep 07, 2012 5:45 pm
kylie40
kylie40
7 September 2012

plasterboard vs Durra panels for internal walls

plasterboard vs Durra panels for internal walls

I am interested in using Durra panels for my internal walls instead of plasterboard. Durra panels (from http://www.ortech.com.au/durra-panel ) are 5cm thick compressed…

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kylie40
Sep 07, 2012 12:19 pm
kylie40
saffy_k
saffy_k
4 September 2012

Building Insurance when renovating

Building Insurance when renovating

Hi We have bought a house and plan to start a major renovation on it asap. It's a queenslander and we plan to lift it...so big structural work I was wondering..with…

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saffy_k
Sep 04, 2012 10:00 pm
rachipoo2
rachipoo2
4 September 2012

Dincel building

Dincel building

Hi Just wondering if anyone has used or built with Dincel. Its made of plastic and you fill with concrete and it is fire resistant and waterproof, earth quake…

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rachipoo2
Sep 04, 2012 3:25 pm
deannemuso
deannemuso
3 September 2012

Surfmist roof with mawson or newstead bricks - or red?!?

Surfmist roof with mawson or newstead bricks - or red?!?

Hi everyone, I love the look of The Homestead in Caversham by Dale Alcock that uses Newstead bricks and a surfmist roof. Has anyone got photos of their house in this…

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deannemuso
Sep 03, 2012 6:27 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
3 September 2012

Suntuf VS Laserlite

Suntuf VS Laserlite

If you want "the best" then you have answered your own question with regarding lifetime warranty. I don't think you can beat Laserlite. By the sounds of it money is no…

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Adam.M
Sep 03, 2012 12:25 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 September 2012

Register your EcoClassic Windows to get a Lifetime Warranty

Register your EcoClassic Windows to get a Lifetime Warranty

Coming in fast - thanks. I have an idea to give a rebate on our windows, so if you upgrade from our current windows to say EcoClassic thermally broken windows. My idea is…

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ECOECO
Sep 01, 2012 7:18 pm
ECOECO
jindy
jindy
1 September 2012

ATOMEX HSP-10 Airless Paint Sprayer

ATOMEX HSP-10 Airless Paint Sprayer

Good tip Arfur I will check it out.Thanks.

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jindy
Sep 01, 2012 5:38 pm
myzie
myzie
1 September 2012

Outdoor vinyl for waterproofing purpose?

Outdoor vinyl for waterproofing purpose?

Has anyone heard of installing vinyl floor outdoors on roof top patio? Currently have ceramic tiles but rain is leaking through into ceiling under it.

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myzie
Sep 01, 2012 1:25 pm
Kempe
Kempe
31 August 2012

Installing new powerpoints - Cost?

Installing new powerpoints - Cost?

Was told just today that if you get a new powerpoint fitted you must also fit a safety switch if you dont already have one so budget approx $200 for that alone if you need it

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Kempe
Aug 31, 2012 9:55 pm
sgeco
sgeco
4 September 2012

Any recommendation for Feng Shui master ?

Any recommendation for Feng Shui master ?

you can research the internet for feng shui do's and don't for your homes.

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sgeco
Sep 04, 2012 11:58 am
sgeco
Stewie D
Stewie D
31 August 2012

Building at Kellyville Ridge - Sydney Water approval

Building at Kellyville Ridge - Sydney Water approval

This is the type of piering you have to do and the pdf below is the one you…

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Stewie D
Aug 31, 2012 8:15 am
LimelightAdam
LimelightAdam
30 August 2012

Switch cover plates

Switch cover plates

Nope there wont be anything, some additional wiring may help in ways the light is controlled,

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LimelightAdam
Aug 30, 2012 9:40 pm
catjim
catjim
30 August 2012

Variation Request from Builder

Variation Request from Builder

Leighton, you really need to check the dates of the original posts as you seem to be responding to topics that are years old.

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catjim
Aug 30, 2012 2:19 pm
leighton
leighton
24 August 2012

Cost of renovations

Cost of renovations

most of this is so unrealistic. one problem is the usual, how long is a piece of string, and what type of string, diameter, strength, and so on.…

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leighton
Aug 24, 2012 6:37 am
leighton
kylie40
kylie40
30 August 2012

Proposed house plan critique

Proposed house plan critique

I'm probably way to late, but just in case... as a mother of a 10 year old and an 8 year old, I wouldn't buy or build a house which didn't have both kids' bedrooms on the…

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kylie40
Aug 30, 2012 11:10 am
kylie40
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 August 2012

Structural advice please.

Structural advice please.

As Uncle Arfur says or you may also use a precast brick or concrete lintel that is 90-110mm thick and because it is masonry you can render over it. I think you can get…

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Stewie D
Aug 30, 2012 10:53 am
Stormy
Stormy
29 August 2012

Deleting threads/posts! HELP

Deleting threads/posts! HELP

Hi Buffy, I have moved your thread out of public view. It can be replaced again at any time if you would like it to. We don't usually do this, unless there are…

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Stormy
Aug 29, 2012 11:06 pm
Stormy
nate89
nate89
14 February 2013

Solar pool heating

Solar pool heating

Can anyone help because I'm left feeling very confused by differing opinions from solar pool heating companies! Which is better panels or the…

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nate89
Feb 14, 2013 1:28 am
B STAR
B STAR
28 August 2012

Is it worth Building in Melbourne's outer west? I think not.

Is it worth Building in Melbourne's outer west? I think not.

I didnt buy a house for easy money, I bought a house for lifestyle and to raise a family. I can make my payments comfortably, I like the area -…

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B STAR
Aug 28, 2012 3:30 pm
Casa2
Casa2
27 August 2012

Building in Double Brick

Building in Double Brick

Hmm well we were builders in NZ we have been in Perth for 12 months now so have experienced the heat waves and reasonable cold snap and we rent a…

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Casa2
Aug 27, 2012 7:56 pm
JimmyL
JimmyL
27 August 2012

structural damage to homes in Bluestone Green Wyndham Vale

structural damage to homes in Bluestone Green Wyndham Vale

Hopefully yours turns out ok. Mine is cracking in all of the spots where there are no piers. Not sure what they were thinking.

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JimmyL
Aug 27, 2012 5:52 pm
Leni_82
Leni_82
27 August 2012

Recommend good smaller builders in melbourne

Recommend good smaller builders in melbourne

Lentini Homes, in Mill Park is a great builder. He has display homes in Point Cook, Lalor and Mernda. Impact Designer Homes are really good too. They have displays in Mernda also.

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Leni_82
Aug 27, 2012 4:22 pm
xya
xya
27 August 2012

Questions to ask architect/building designer

Questions to ask architect/building designer

Thanks all, definitely worth thinking about designer builders. We're currently talking to a specialist company in NSW home addition, Cape Cod. They seemed good, anyone used them?

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xya
Aug 27, 2012 12:17 pm
our dream home
our dream home
26 August 2012

Help!! How long did it take from slab to payment

Help!! How long did it take from slab to payment

I agree as soon as the progress payments are ready we will certainly be on top of it I just hope the bank is consistent when the payments are requested.

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our dream home
Aug 26, 2012 7:27 am
leighton
leighton
25 August 2012

Colourbond external wall cladding

Colourbond external wall cladding

i am a builder. have done a fair bit of work with colorbond this way. it can be a bit tricky but the material is reasonably priced and you dont need to paint it. so far so…

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leighton
Aug 25, 2012 6:20 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
25 August 2012

Role of a builder

Role of a builder

my view is that you negotiate this with a flexible builder. i mean maybe you can do what you want and get the builder to do the other. that is what we do at clark new…

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leighton
Aug 25, 2012 6:49 am
leighton
building-expert
building-expert
23 August 2012

Buying a house with renovations - Brisbane

Buying a house with renovations - Brisbane

Buying a home with illegal renovations can be extremely risky because you just don't know what has been done and whether the work is sub standard or even downright…

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building-expert
Aug 23, 2012 9:48 pm
building-expert
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
23 August 2012

Beware of dishonest Bathroom Supply retailers

Beware of dishonest Bathroom Supply retailers

Good on you for standing your ground and finally getting what you wanted. Too many customers accept what some inept salesperson claim, not…

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JazzyJess
Aug 23, 2012 7:33 pm
shane0503
shane0503
23 August 2012

Power points

Power points

thanks ryan

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shane0503
Aug 23, 2012 6:07 pm
Ribbon
Ribbon
23 August 2012

tenant not paying rent

tenant not paying rent

Go read the relevant legislation for Victoria - it will be called the residential tenancies act or something like that. Unlike alot of other legislation the tenancies…

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Ribbon
Aug 23, 2012 11:06 am
savewater2010
savewater2010
23 August 2012

HELP LPG instant gas hot water feedback please

HELP LPG instant gas hot water feedback please

Hey I've got a G26 HWS Chromagen branded. Recently my hot water in the shower the flow and pressure is so pathetic! I have to put the hot water tap on full and the cold…

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savewater2010
Aug 23, 2012 9:28 am
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
23 August 2012

Dispute with builder over incorrectly installed flue

Dispute with builder over incorrectly installed flue

Thanks building-expert. The heating was part of the build, so they are definitely responsible for fixing it.

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cookie_monster
Aug 23, 2012 8:37 am
B STAR
B STAR
22 August 2012

water meter box

water meter box

as people have said bunning have them in the irregation section.

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B STAR
Aug 22, 2012 9:31 pm
akashra
akashra
22 August 2012

New home dilema

New home dilema

IMO, Dune looks great with Tinker.

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akashra
Aug 22, 2012 9:08 pm
Michelle
Michelle
28 August 2012

Colorbond roof combinations - Shale Grey with Surfmist?

Colorbond roof combinations - Shale Grey with Surfmist?

mazstar1980, did you post this in the building forum as well? It might do best up there.

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Michelle
Aug 28, 2012 7:00 pm
Michelle

Hi, Just thought I would pop back in here and share the external selections that we have decided on. Roof – Surfmist Gutters – Surfmist Fascia – Surfmist Main…

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SANLE
Aug 22, 2012 9:21 am
mandv
mandv
22 August 2012

Walk in Robe behing bed head wall - What have you done?

Walk in Robe behing bed head wall - What have you done?

i have seen a few different nice designs 1. mirrored wardrobe doors to hide all the clothes 2. shelving but instead of clothes on the shelving, you have drawers at the…

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mandv
Aug 22, 2012 8:49 am
stormjr
stormjr
21 August 2012

Electrical warranty period for new houses in WA

Electrical warranty period for new houses in WA

I would have thought 12 months, I do more commercial work and they only get 12 months. The builder might be 6 years but that might be structural only! 2

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stormjr
Aug 21, 2012 11:52 pm
ktotherose
ktotherose
21 August 2012

Herald Sun Home Show 2012 - Free Double Passes!

Herald Sun Home Show 2012 - Free Double Passes!
1, 2, 3

Thanks for the passes! The show was a little disappointing though and the green section was smaller than expected. But saw a few cool things. Thanks again though!

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ktotherose
Aug 21, 2012 2:49 pm
excitednewhomeowner
excitednewhomeowner
19 August 2012

Berwick Waters - Clyde North

Berwick Waters - Clyde North

that seems a little expensive especially during these times. Do you know how many blocks have sold?

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excitednewhomeowner
Aug 19, 2012 10:28 pm
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
18 August 2012

Size of house on block of land - help!

Size of house on block of land - help!

Considered the Arena 4.1 or Avant 4? They might work better with what you're trying to achieve in the same price range and in terms of…

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MalinViktoria
Aug 18, 2012 9:24 pm
MalinViktoria
Tippy Toes
Tippy Toes
18 August 2012

Water leaking into Garage from neighbours garden

Water leaking into Garage from neighbours garden

It it the neighbours responsibility to ensure water from their land does not seep onto your land. They will have to put some form of drainage in or you will have a case…

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Tippy Toes
Aug 18, 2012 10:43 am
Tippy Toes
bashworth
bashworth
17 August 2012

house facing north ?

house facing north ?

In the winter the sun doesn,t really shine much in the east and west facing windows. You loose more heat through these windows over the day than the benefit from the short…

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bashworth
Aug 17, 2012 11:31 pm
bashworth


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