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leighton
leighton
6 November 2012

SUBFLOORING

SUBFLOORING

There is an idea put here that you can keep your finished floor level lower. Personally, I don't like it. But I have seen floors of heavy timber on the dirt, so to speak,…

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leighton
Nov 06, 2012 8:18 pm
leighton
markbirkinshaw
markbirkinshaw
6 November 2012

Small bedroom 3x3 sq m design?

Small bedroom 3x3 sq m design?

We have a 3x3 bedroom in our new reno (used to be the kitchen!) It's very tight for a double bed with other stuff, but we've got bunks, a 2.5 metre long wardrobe, an…

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markbirkinshaw
Nov 06, 2012 2:17 pm
nobl
nobl
6 November 2012

Skirting decisions - Can't decide!

Skirting decisions - Can't decide!
1, 2, 3

I love cats with an attitude though, the more naughty the better--it's so funny to watch. Trying to imagine how your cute kitty can be so annoying.... :th: :th: :th: I love the…

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nobl
Nov 06, 2012 11:21 am
nobl
kek
kek
5 November 2012

Help with Colours for a Queenslander

Help with Colours for a Queenslander

I'm moving this to the decorating forum for you, angelar - you're more likely to get the right advice there. :D

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kek
Nov 05, 2012 8:46 pm
kek
hurryupandbuy
hurryupandbuy
5 November 2012

What do I do? Please help

What do I do? Please help

OMG! I would be ashamed to call myself a "tiler"! Cut your losses and get someone else in. This IS my worst nightmare when building. I am so sorry you have to put up with…

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hurryupandbuy
Nov 05, 2012 5:57 pm
hurryupandbuy
springtime
springtime
5 November 2012

Has ayone installed a sliding gate recently?

Has ayone installed a sliding gate recently?

Wow! that's a great price! I'm in Sydney, so if you are too, could you pls pm me the details?

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springtime
Nov 05, 2012 4:52 pm
fireflies
fireflies
5 November 2012

Wall lining for wet area in colorbond shed

Wall lining for wet area in colorbond shed

You will need framing to attach fibrecement to - whether it is timber stud fram or tophat steel sections doesnt matter but you will need appropriate support. The…

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fireflies
Nov 05, 2012 2:36 pm
claypot
claypot
5 November 2012

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

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

Bump, we to are looking at somthing like this, but with PGH Bluestone bricks. Or lighter colour colorbond, paperbark, shale grey, dune , windspray. Thanks all.

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claypot
Nov 05, 2012 3:18 am
judydg
judydg
3 November 2012

House Designs

House Designs

www.realestate.com.au - has a new houses tab

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judydg
Nov 03, 2012 10:03 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
3 November 2012

Gas Meter Location

Gas Meter Location

You might want to check where they are running the phone line to as we'll. I'm trying to get that moved although its much cheaper than a gas meter.

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theanonyuser
Nov 03, 2012 9:59 pm
building-expert
building-expert
3 November 2012

Excavation and slab costs

Excavation and slab costs

It is not compulsory for you to be there, it's builders' responsibility to prove extra costs however as clumsy as it may have been at the very least he has made you aware…

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building-expert
Nov 03, 2012 10:37 am
building-expert
Team PD
Team PD
2 November 2012

New House & Land Packages - Matilda's Field Keysborough

New House & Land Packages - Matilda's Field Keysborough

Looking for that elusive perfect new house and land package - affordable, stylish, great location with access to established shops, schools and easy access to the city? …

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Team PD
Nov 02, 2012 12:57 pm
Team PD
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
2 November 2012

A Question about eaves/garage ceiling on New build

A Question about eaves/garage ceiling on New build

Maybe ask if they can put a tarp over it until the roof comes on? Not sure if they do this, but you wouldn't want rain water inside the roof, it might still be moist when…

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MalinViktoria
Nov 02, 2012 10:32 am
MalinViktoria
akashra
akashra
1 November 2012

Help! We need to choose a builder

Help! We need to choose a builder

The area is largely irrelevant to the actual build process. What site supervisor you have may have more impact than anything else. I'm building about two suburbs over…

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akashra
Nov 01, 2012 3:36 pm
dnawa
dnawa
31 October 2012

Any one used Craft Stone Rock wall Cladding

Any one used Craft Stone Rock wall Cladding

Hi, i'm looking at using Craft Stone Rock Wall clading or Cultured stone cladding from Boral. Going onto CSR blue board on external walls and was wondering if anyone had…

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dnawa
Oct 31, 2012 10:49 pm
Casanova
Casanova
31 October 2012

Cost of Tiling - Perth

Cost of Tiling - Perth

yeah I would budget on $45 - $60 for a tiler. thats for 600sq rectifieds.

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Casanova
Oct 31, 2012 2:54 pm
Ctwlamb
Ctwlamb
31 October 2012

Living in the heartlands

Living in the heartlands

Hi there I am planning on building in the heartlands estate, would like to know any pros and cons at the moment about this area..... Eg schools, shopping centres, medical…

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Ctwlamb
Oct 31, 2012 8:53 am
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mb72222
Oct 30, 2012 11:25 pm
chripark69
chripark69
30 October 2012

First Time Buyers - What do we do

First Time Buyers - What do we do

Speak to your broker he should advise you. Ours did he was great.

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chripark69
Oct 30, 2012 9:02 pm
chripark69
our dream home
our dream home
29 October 2012

Selling up, buying land, building a house

Selling up, buying land, building a house

Good luck! This is from my experiences: First build was a house and land package, and second was a investment house and land package.. Both were much quicker (i found)…

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our dream home
Oct 29, 2012 12:24 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 October 2012

Smoothing out popcorn ceiling

Smoothing out popcorn ceiling

The "popcorn" ceiling you are referring to is probably Vemiculite, which was sprayed on. It does not contain asbestos. You can try and scrape it off then patch and paint…

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Stewie D
Oct 29, 2012 9:03 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 October 2012

Recommend a building book for me!

Recommend a building book for me!

It is very easy to compare different building methods and materials via the internet and judge factors like R-values for wall insulation etc by comparing manufacturers…

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Stewie D
Oct 28, 2012 4:26 pm
zozo
zozo
27 October 2012

Laundry flooded - advice on damage?

Laundry flooded - advice on damage?

We had a weird bubbling sound that hubby didn't think much of but I made him write it down in the 3 month check. Some time later the laundry flooded. The problem? A…

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zozo
Oct 27, 2012 10:49 pm
Nessa44
Nessa44
27 October 2012

Newbie building in Perth

Newbie building in Perth

Ooh, I guess there are not many people out there building a house behind a house, getting kinda lonely in here........ :lol:

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Nessa44
Oct 27, 2012 6:23 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 October 2012

Fix out gun

Fix out gun

Fix out usually means doing the finish carpentry after the gyprocker has done all the walls and ceilings and the tiler has tiled all the wet areas. He'll be fitting all…

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Stewie D
Oct 27, 2012 3:58 pm
ANTHRAXXX
ANTHRAXXX
26 October 2012

HELP - Wood screening on Limestone Block Wall

HELP - Wood screening on Limestone Block Wall

Hello, Have recently added a limestone block wall out the front of the house, with 2-block high pillars every 2mtrs. I've bought some Modwood screen boards to install as…

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ANTHRAXXX
Oct 26, 2012 11:36 am
AC27
AC27
25 October 2012

RETAINING WALLS

RETAINING WALLS
1, 2

The police can't do anything the only thing he can do is sell his debt to a debt collecter or take you to court himself. And unless you have an email or written in writing…

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AC27
Oct 25, 2012 9:43 pm
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shellbelle
Nov 08, 2012 9:41 pm
Lilac
Lilac
23 October 2012

Bulkhead Advice PLEASE.

Bulkhead Advice PLEASE.

Thanks - that sounds great and I so wish we could do all that but at the stage we're at, they will hit us big time to make those changes, especially adding the kitchen…

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Lilac
Oct 23, 2012 9:33 pm
Cherie
Cherie
23 October 2012

Building & Home Improvement Expo

Building & Home Improvement Expo

So for daily laminate floor cleaning, what would you recommend? just warm water, without saturating the floor?

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Cherie
Oct 23, 2012 8:58 pm
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Saint Mike
Oct 21, 2012 8:10 pm
Saint Mike
dave-
dave-
21 October 2012

Which gas instantaneous hot water system?

Which gas instantaneous hot water system?

Current unit is rated at 26lpm (when it works) but not sure at what temp and has suited my needs (when it worked) so I'm sure then rinnai 26 units will be fine.

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dave-
Oct 21, 2012 6:41 pm

Thank you to all who came down and purchased the yummy treats at the CWA stall this morning. Our CWA raised $501.50 for Laurimar Girls Night In, all proceeds going…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
building-expert
building-expert
21 October 2012

Anyone have recent experience at VCAT for damages claim?

Anyone have recent experience at VCAT for damages claim?

The intermediate step between VCAT claim and the hearing is the compulsory mediation. That is a good opportunity to get a negotiated settlement but you have to be well…

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building-expert
Oct 21, 2012 3:21 pm
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
21 October 2012

HIA contract question

HIA contract question

the law in victoria will allow you to end a contract if the build time is excessive. bit hard to say with what you provide but domestic building…

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building-expert
Oct 21, 2012 9:54 am
building-expert
leighton
leighton
21 October 2012

Help! What is my right as a consumer when dealing w/ Builder

Help! What is my right as a consumer when dealing w/ Builder

a re-read makes me think about the actual words used. they are so important. one has to read them and try and understand. if someone says, it doesnt matter, well, then, i…

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leighton
Oct 21, 2012 8:42 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
21 October 2012

Building on steep block

Building on steep block

i dont think it is so hard if you get the right builder. read my article about building on sloping sites. if you want to more let me know. i love helping people build on…

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leighton
Oct 21, 2012 8:33 am
leighton
snufl
snufl
19 October 2012

Moving granite top vanity - need advice

Moving granite top vanity - need advice

Some granite is quite strong and others break very easily. Yours looks like it dosen't have many veins so it might be ok but a stonemason would…

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snufl
Oct 19, 2012 7:21 am
Lex
Lex
18 October 2012

Weird, weird noise in (I think) gas pipes

Weird, weird noise in (I think) gas pipes

Nope. It's been fairly quiet recently, but I'm not always in the house when it's windy, so don't really understand. On a related note, we do have water hammer that also…

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Lex
Oct 18, 2012 10:13 pm
Lex
free will
free will
18 October 2012

Finding housing during renovation

Finding housing during renovation

Have you considered a kennel for the dogs for six weeks? Or a pet minding service to go to your existing house if you have a secure area for the dog. Or a friend to look…

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free will
Oct 18, 2012 9:00 pm
Allisonw
Allisonw
18 October 2012

Leaking Bathroom, Mould Growing, I need assistance

Leaking Bathroom, Mould Growing, I need assistance

Good Afternoon all, Got a bit of a story but really need some help..... 7 Yrs ago, built a home and lived in it for 6years years before moving in with my partner and using…

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Allisonw
Oct 18, 2012 3:36 pm
Charnley
Charnley
18 October 2012

Rinnai Infinity water controllers

Rinnai Infinity water controllers

Hi Liliana Rinnai do supply remote controllers for some of their models so people doing renos etc can also have controllers. Check if this applies to your system and…

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Charnley
Oct 18, 2012 11:27 am
Charnley
Lourance
Lourance
18 October 2012

Replacing Bosh 16h to Rinai 26

Replacing Bosh 16h to Rinai 26

Hi there is a live threed that may help you . http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=60209

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Lourance
Oct 18, 2012 5:32 am
Daedalus
Daedalus
17 October 2012

25 courses = how many mm?

25 courses = how many mm?

Thanks everyone for your responses - i think i should just be able to squeeze my prado in. it sats at 1950mm in height and our opening is approx 2110mm

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Daedalus
Oct 17, 2012 11:06 am
Daedalus
Liliana
Liliana
17 October 2012

Gas hws dripping water - is this normal?

Gas hws dripping water - is this normal?

Just to finish this story off for anyone in a similar situation - Rinnai came back to me about the installation. They weren't concerned about the position of the power…

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Liliana
Oct 17, 2012 7:57 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
16 October 2012

Repairing split plastic

Repairing split plastic

It comes down to what type of plastic it is and how much the device is worth. There are people who do plastic repairs and they will be able to identify the plastic and…

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SaveH2O
Oct 16, 2012 8:40 pm
SaveH2O
fifteensixty
fifteensixty
16 October 2012

Internal door auto close mechanism

Internal door auto close mechanism

I am after info on who might i be able to source such a product. I have seen them used in the McDonald Jones display homes but i cannot find a source in australia except…

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fifteensixty
Oct 16, 2012 3:59 pm
fifteensixty


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