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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
shane0503
shane0503
16 August 2012

Garage door opener

Garage door opener

Hi has anyone installed a opener themselves for a double roller door

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shane0503
Aug 16, 2012 10:45 am
daveandally1
daveandally1
16 August 2012

Timelines

Timelines

Hi biggs, For number 3) see the first page of my blog (signature below). I have outlined our complete timeline if it's any help to you :)

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daveandally1
Aug 16, 2012 12:56 am
daveandally1
Zarli
Zarli
15 August 2012

Need cheapish barstools

Need cheapish barstools

Deals direct or oo.com.au

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Zarli
Aug 15, 2012 11:04 pm
Zarli
mgilla
mgilla
15 August 2012

Cost of 600mm centre Trusses VS 900mm centres

Cost of 600mm centre Trusses VS 900mm centres

We used to put the trusses at 1200 centers then batten the ceiling with furring channel. The only problem ever encountered was the 4' gap between them made it hard for…

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mgilla
Aug 15, 2012 10:30 pm
namweng
namweng
15 August 2012

Concreter Needed Urgently

Concreter Needed Urgently

Sorry based in Victoria / Sunshine 12 km from CBD

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namweng
Aug 15, 2012 8:34 pm
paulw11
paulw11
15 August 2012

Star serve setup questions

Star serve setup questions

Hi If it is coming from the fibre then it is almost certainly too strong a signal - the Starserve distributor has an amplifier in it which is probably clipping and…

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paulw11
Aug 15, 2012 6:52 am
kexkez
kexkez
21 August 2012

Cabinet colours to go with Wattyl Chalkdust walls

Cabinet colours to go with Wattyl Chalkdust walls

yes It isn't too creamy. We painted our doors and door frames with it and then did the walls with flokati in the kids bedrooms and main bathroom and igloo( darker)…

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kexkez
Aug 21, 2012 8:48 pm
kexkez
C-JPAL
C-JPAL
13 August 2012

Designer/Architect - Melbourne Northern Suburbs

Designer/Architect - Melbourne Northern Suburbs

Haven't tried Archicentre as yet. I've gone through Institute of Architects and BDAV website. Ideally, I prefer to look at website portfolio before contacting them to…

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C-JPAL
Aug 13, 2012 9:18 am
bashworth
bashworth
12 August 2012

New house, water flow seems low (Sydney) basix / other regs?

New house, water flow seems low (Sydney) basix / other regs?

There are quite significant variations around Sydney. I don't think that Sydney water has a minimum flow rate but for other Water Authorities a rate of 20L/Min for 95% of…

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bashworth
Aug 12, 2012 11:48 am
bashworth
CBPH
CBPH
12 August 2012

CCTV drain inspection in mernda

CCTV drain inspection in mernda

Carlisle usually do these as standard practice, ask them for a copy of the video perhaps? Maybe contact them and ask if they…

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CBPH
Aug 12, 2012 11:16 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
12 August 2012

basix water tanks

basix water tanks
1, 2

Given that the O.P. hasn't built the house yet, one would assume that the use would…

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SaveH2O
Aug 12, 2012 10:42 am
SaveH2O
jodge
jodge
26 September 2012

Renovation Companies for Unit/Apartment.

Renovation Companies for Unit/Apartment.

Hi Simon! We bought cheap imported tapware from warehouse-type places for our home. . . 2 and a half years ago, and it's never given us any problems! We put in mixer…

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jodge
Sep 26, 2012 11:22 pm
jodge
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
12 August 2012

Advice please .. Builder has not laid roof in 2 months

Advice please .. Builder has not laid roof in 2 months

That's definitely frustrating. My builder put in a $/week for either myself or him delaying the build beyond a certain date, I cannot remember if it was 6 or 9 months…

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theanonyuser
Aug 12, 2012 10:01 am
hisko23
hisko23
11 August 2012

Please help with my driveway soak

Please help with my driveway soak

and where would i find one of them?? what do they do exactly

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hisko23
Aug 11, 2012 6:23 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 August 2012

Flooring - concern with builder

Flooring - concern with builder

All that is written is flooring in the breakdown, but attached are my in depth specs sheets. Adrian, there are no attached files. Stewie

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Stewie D
Aug 11, 2012 11:51 am
jodge
jodge
11 August 2012

Custom Home in Eltham North

Custom Home in Eltham North

Hello sam10. Just so you don't feel lonely! Do you have any sketches of your ideas for a plan? Hey MattC123. How would you go about building a steel-framed house? …

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jodge
Aug 11, 2012 10:51 am
jodge
Titch101
Titch101
11 August 2012

Karri Fence Posts

Karri Fence Posts

Has anyone used Karri posts?

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Titch101
Aug 11, 2012 7:46 am
Variegated
Variegated
10 August 2012

Fire Sprinkler Systems

Fire Sprinkler Systems

Thanks Ribbon - and yes, we probably did meet at the BC meeting! I'll look in Wetme Sprinklers. Since I wrote the post, I'v found that Leap Australasia also makes…

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Variegated
Aug 10, 2012 7:53 pm
Variegated
kek
kek
12 August 2012

Landscape quotation, is that a good price or not?

Landscape quotation, is that a good price or not?

I'm locking this thread, as this is a duplicate post. Kek Support Team

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kek
Aug 12, 2012 10:55 am
kek
Ian Black
Ian Black
17 August 2012

Paying 5% Deposit on land

Paying 5% Deposit on land

Just be careful to make sure the bank has acknowledged funds paid to the builder so they can adjust the net amount available for your loan settlement. For example if you…

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Ian Black
Aug 17, 2012 1:05 pm
Ian Black
Ranson52
Ranson52
8 August 2012

Fixing Eye Bolts to Ceiling Joists

Fixing Eye Bolts to Ceiling Joists

Point taken, but functionality and lack of potential damage will be greeted with a more positive response by the female management. And at the end of the day, we all know…

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Ranson52
Aug 08, 2012 11:42 am
mr.21
mr.21
7 August 2012

Epoxy in Mernda/Doreen

Epoxy in Mernda/Doreen

ASA / Bostik are the best suppliers for VIC . They are based just off camp rd in Broadmeadows/Campbellfield. Great product, pretty straight…

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mr.21
Aug 07, 2012 12:03 pm
mr.21
springtime
springtime
7 August 2012

Taking off sticky tape marks off a new mirrior

Taking off sticky tape marks off a new mirrior

Thankyou to everyone who has posted their suggestions, very useful indeed! Hmmm, white vinegar eh? sounds simple enough :th: , I'll try it on my washing machine, I still have…

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springtime
Aug 07, 2012 9:59 am
jj1
jj1
7 August 2012

How long to build????

How long to build????

NSW (check it on my forum piece)

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jj1
Aug 07, 2012 9:08 am
monkeypantz
monkeypantz
6 August 2012

Eden Brae - $50k ontop of FIXED PRICE TENDER is that legal?

Eden Brae - $50k ontop of FIXED PRICE TENDER is that legal?

It's hard to know what the answer is without seeing the document, which is why it's so important to get a lawyer to look at it. Lots of "fixed price" contracts will have…

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monkeypantz
Aug 06, 2012 11:55 am
building-expert
building-expert
6 August 2012

Waffle pod slabs

Waffle pod slabs

Three things that come to mind for waffle pod slabs is that they are stiffer, quicker to build and cheaper. Things against: polystyrene is termite friendly and if you…

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building-expert
Aug 06, 2012 11:25 am
building-expert
shellbelle
shellbelle
5 August 2012

stack stone letterbox

stack stone letterbox

oh sth morang is good for me (in wallan) and i will check out this other link thanks heaps :-)

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shellbelle
Aug 05, 2012 9:21 pm
donuts9999
donuts9999
5 August 2012

wakaflex

wakaflex

hi, i need to get some flashing done on our top story where the foam meets the roof tiles, has anyone used or know much about wakaflex? would it be suitable for this and…

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donuts9999
Aug 05, 2012 7:43 pm
Dexterredcat
Dexterredcat
4 August 2012

Fish Tank in Perth

Fish Tank in Perth

Very late in replying to this thread but anyway....... Another thing you can do that I think makes a tank visually stimulating is to have a planted tank. And use aquarium…

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Dexterredcat
Aug 04, 2012 11:52 pm
Dexterredcat
Deemaree
Deemaree
4 August 2012

Newbie Here. Need Advise On New Land and package.

Newbie Here. Need Advise On New Land and package.

Be aware that the details about FHOG in that link are now out of date.

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Deemaree
Aug 04, 2012 9:06 pm
Deemaree
Big Nath
Big Nath
4 August 2012

Mature age Apprenticeship - Electrical - questions - advice?

Mature age Apprenticeship - Electrical - questions - advice?

I'm a first year electrical apprentice here in Perth. I'm 30 and my base wage is mid sixty, not including overtime or super. I'm in the commercial side of things. Not…

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Big Nath
Aug 04, 2012 12:08 am
Big Nath
kek
kek
2 August 2012

Builder fined for misleading brochures

Builder fined for misleading brochures

My experience with our builder and one or two others that I looked at was that we received a base price, an estimated range for site costs, plus a full printed listing of…

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kek
Aug 02, 2012 2:32 pm
kek
barker
barker
2 August 2012

independant inspection

independant inspection

I have heard nothing but good reports about Archicentre. They kind of specialise in this thing. They are not cheap though. I was going to use them but they don't travel to…

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barker
Aug 02, 2012 1:11 pm
barker
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 August 2012

Question about modifying/using another builders design...

Question about modifying/using another builders design...

Well I've had clients in the past who have enquired about using someone elses design to be told that it would cost them $15,000 for the privilege. They got me to draw…

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Stewie D
Aug 01, 2012 12:01 pm
bashworth
bashworth
31 July 2012

Site reports and soil tests

Site reports and soil tests

I would have said that $1500/m2 builds a reasonable standard project house on a level block near a major city. That's by the time you have paid extra for foundations and a…

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bashworth
Jul 31, 2012 7:27 pm
bashworth
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
31 July 2012

Saphire Pools The worst experience ever!

Saphire Pools The worst experience ever!

While it doesn't excuse his behaviour, I guess the bobcat operator was worried about driving over your boarded limestone and decking as he would have been held responsible…

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 31, 2012 2:34 pm
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macoi11
Jul 30, 2012 8:32 pm
Billp
Billp
30 July 2012

Sewer Manhole Prices

Sewer Manhole Prices

I am currently buying a house with a sewerage main right through the middle of the block. I am prepared to move the damned thing but am getting all sorts of mixed…

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Billp
Jul 30, 2012 5:30 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
29 July 2012

Private surveyor and council

Private surveyor and council

Yeh hopefully all ok now have moved proposed concrete slab and pool fence off easement. And yes the surveyor did miss a code on the plan of subdivision lucky we had rain…

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kassan1973
Jul 29, 2012 8:13 pm
amits
amits
2 August 2012

Selling dual occupancy dwelling

Selling dual occupancy dwelling

I don't want to sell them at this stage but want to explore my options for future.

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amits
Aug 02, 2012 9:56 am
ChristineX
ChristineX
29 July 2012

Demolition question Perth

Demolition question Perth

I've got a demolitioner, and I've just been back to sort out the remaining wheelie bin (yellow). The vultures are back - the oil pan and oil that some bugger used to…

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ChristineX
Jul 29, 2012 5:23 pm
susiebunt
susiebunt
27 July 2012

Soil / Fill Removal - Sydney

Soil / Fill Removal - Sydney

ill take it lol but i have no way of getting it to my place in spring farm apparently it costs a fortune

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susiebunt
Jul 27, 2012 8:10 pm
kek
kek
27 July 2012

Mudbrick feedback

Mudbrick feedback

Friends of ours built a mud brick home 20-odd years ago and had no problems with weather affecting the structure. The finished walls are rendered anyway - I don't know if…

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kek
Jul 27, 2012 5:46 pm
kek
pipeperfectplumber
pipeperfectplumber
30 July 2012

Laundry behind sliding or bifold door in Rumpus Room??

Laundry behind sliding or bifold door in Rumpus Room??

Bifolds have the advantage of little dead space which might be useful but you'll have to plan for how they triangulate out into the room. A sliding door means that a part…

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pipeperfectplumber
Jul 30, 2012 11:03 am
pipeperfectplumber


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