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Tez-HG
Tez-HG
5 January 2013

Harrington Grove help!

Harrington Grove help!

I understand the community title fees are dependant upon the size of the lot. The larger the lot the more the fees.

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Tez-HG
Jan 05, 2013 10:56 am
akashra
akashra
4 January 2013

Using shed wall as retaining wall

Using shed wall as retaining wall

That's going to need to be one hella-strong shed. We have the same problem when we build things like BMX tracks - you can't just put 100 ton of dirt up against shipping…

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akashra
Jan 04, 2013 10:18 am
JB1
JB1
3 January 2013

Subdivide allowed

Subdivide allowed

Call the council to confirm. But it seems correct.

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JB1
Jan 03, 2013 2:56 pm
kek
kek
2 January 2013

paiting tilex

paiting tilex

What's Tilex made from? Perhaps something in the White Knight range might work? They have tile and laminate paints. :th:

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kek
Jan 02, 2013 8:41 pm
kek
MissusS
MissusS
2 January 2013

Trouble with James Hardie decorative columns?

Trouble with James Hardie decorative columns?

Hi Just wondering if anyone else has had trouble with James Hardie decorative columns used in a pergola? We've got 5 columns.........3 of which are perfect but 2 that…

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MissusS
Jan 02, 2013 5:38 pm
MissusS
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
8 January 2013

Concreter needed in Melbourne's West - reccomendations?

Concreter needed in Melbourne's West - reccomendations?

highly recommend www.nathanporterconcreting.com.au he has done a lot of work around my estate including my own and have been happy with his work. Honest approach to…

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Lunchtime
Jan 08, 2013 11:23 pm
building-expert
building-expert
5 January 2013

Concrete Cracking Overtime - help!

Concrete Cracking Overtime - help!
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I have a different interpretation Cracks along ribs are flexural cracking at negative bending moment over ribs because reinforcing mesh is too low. If you look at the…

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building-expert
Jan 05, 2013 8:57 pm
building-expert
PAB_34
PAB_34
1 January 2013

Bondcrete = PVA?

Bondcrete = PVA?

No. They are not the same product, similar yes, same -…

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PAB_34
Jan 01, 2013 3:22 pm
PAB_34
Mclaren
Mclaren
15 January 2013

What kitchen mixer do you recommend?

What kitchen mixer do you recommend?

Update:- we have had our Hansa sink mixer changed again - the plumber said that it used to have a plastic insert which would swell when using hot water but now has a brass…

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Mclaren
Jan 15, 2013 4:55 pm
Mclaren
Kitchenpro
Kitchenpro
7 January 2013

Caesarstone sink cutout

Caesarstone sink cutout

Hi J1burr, I have messaged you the contact details of a great stone mason I use. They are based in Brisbane but also have a factory in Melbourne. Hope this helps.

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Kitchenpro
Jan 07, 2013 9:44 am
1rocky
1rocky
30 December 2012

anyone knows who makes this switch?

anyone knows who makes this switch?

definitely makes sense thanks saint mike

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1rocky
Dec 30, 2012 3:48 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 December 2012

Telstra Velocity ?

Telstra Velocity ?

Will do. I've searched the net for packages - including all - but not much luck. It doesn't give a clear…

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Saint Mike
Dec 30, 2012 10:46 am
Saint Mike
norv
norv
29 December 2012

Filling gaps to a shifting extension?

Filling gaps to a shifting extension?

We have a brick house on a steep block with an extension on the downhill side. Over the years, the extension has shifted, and has had to be lifted approximately 50mm. Now…

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norv
Dec 29, 2012 11:57 am
norv
kek
kek
29 December 2012

Painting tinting tile grout fair trading

Painting tinting tile grout fair trading

....what can you do when my new bathroom has dirty satained grout due to the builder breaking a window and not replacing it for 4 months. (I have…

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kek
Dec 29, 2012 10:21 am
kek
scotty78
scotty78
28 December 2012

Pulling out of a contract of sale

Pulling out of a contract of sale

Hi there. As others have stated the contract should hold the answers. I'd be surprised though if they can simply on sell without you having a reasonable chance to obtain…

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scotty78
Dec 28, 2012 12:57 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
27 December 2012

Does the Gecko - Triple Lure Insect Killer work?

Does the Gecko - Triple Lure Insect Killer work?

Some plants are good too. Any recommended for mossies and mites ?

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Saint Mike
Dec 27, 2012 8:26 am
Saint Mike
building-expert
building-expert
27 December 2012

Load bearing walls

Load bearing walls

Can you post some photos?

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building-expert
Dec 27, 2012 8:21 am
building-expert
MelanieG
MelanieG
26 December 2012

Entrance to the property for Off the plan Home

Entrance to the property for Off the plan Home

No, builders don't supply pathways or driveways. That's extra. You could either pay for the builder to do it, your own contractor, or DIY.

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MelanieG
Dec 26, 2012 8:04 pm

we are very pleased with adenbrook homes and now up to frame the house is fantastic and looking forward to seeing it at lock up come jan. here is a…

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1rocky
Dec 26, 2012 5:17 pm
1rocky
1rocky
26 December 2012

slimline sectional garage door

slimline sectional garage door

good idea about the manhole we have about 12 foot high ceiling in the garage the cleaning i will leave to hubby :lol: :lol:

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1rocky
Dec 26, 2012 4:45 pm
digz
digz
16 April 2013

Treated pine or Cypress pine picket fence

Treated pine or Cypress pine picket fence

Hi sportsguy could you pleasegive me the supplier in sydney you are talking about im just starting to get quotes/ prices for the timber for a front…

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digz
Apr 16, 2013 5:04 pm

Part of the problem is the proliferation of these DIY programs on TV - The Block, Better Homes & Gardens, The Living Room etc etc where they do a deck or a kitchen reno…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
Charlotte1
Charlotte1
25 December 2012

New gas hot water service :@

New gas hot water service :@

Thanks for that. Will keep looking around at all the available options. Have found an indoor continuous system by Rinnai. Will ask my plumber if the area occupied by my…

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Charlotte1
Dec 25, 2012 3:14 pm
Danois
Danois
25 December 2012

What are the chances of getting this through the council?

What are the chances of getting this through the council?

I think the most expensive on the inside are the glulam trusses, since they have to be specially made (shape). They're made from pine/fir, and so are both the floor and…

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Danois
Dec 25, 2012 10:16 am
mitchysdad
mitchysdad
24 December 2012

Facade colours - shale grey roof/chocolate bricks

Facade colours - shale grey roof/chocolate bricks

travcol, have you tried the Studio M website? http://www.studiom.com.au. Go to Envisage page and you can select a home and then select…

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mitchysdad
Dec 24, 2012 5:13 pm
bbuilder2012
bbuilder2012
17 March 2013

Colorbond surfmist colour scheme

Colorbond surfmist colour scheme

Hi Bella, our gutters and downpipes are all Surfmist. We could have matched them to the render but decided for the less maintenance route! Hope this helps!

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bbuilder2012
Mar 17, 2013 12:33 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
23 December 2012

What Bricks

What Bricks

We haven't used Austral before but are going with them for our current build. As far as sandstocks, my tip is go look at the batches as they recommend, so you can order…

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Treeseachanger
Dec 23, 2012 12:50 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
22 December 2012

House Numbers/Plaques

House Numbers/Plaques

I believe the reason why they're so expensive is because people who want quality and something unusual - will pay more. I was willing to buy one…

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Saint Mike
Dec 22, 2012 1:32 pm
Saint Mike
pirate
pirate
21 December 2012

Renovation for Profit

Renovation for Profit

Thanks Travelbug. I tried to contact the ATO for advice but was stopped because I could not provide an agent's number... bloody useless.

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pirate
Dec 21, 2012 2:39 pm
tengals
tengals
19 December 2012

built in Fish tank

built in Fish tank

i want one so bad, but the wife says no WAY! she is a vet nurse and they have one at owrk it's a nightmare to keep clean all the time unless your an enthusiast

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tengals
Dec 19, 2012 6:53 pm
nobl
nobl
19 December 2012

Mismatching scotia - should I paint them (urgent, w/ photos)

Mismatching scotia - should I paint them (urgent, w/ photos)

My skirting was painted in a bright white and architraves are a little bit warmer white, and the scotia is the bright white colour as well because it was painted together…

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nobl
Dec 19, 2012 3:24 pm
nobl
mitch75
mitch75
18 December 2012

no natural gas - heating????

no natural gas - heating????

Hi bennrach We had the same question several months back when we started to build. Didn't know about the forum at that stage. So we had to just pick and hope for the best.…

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mitch75
Dec 18, 2012 10:59 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
18 December 2012

Dry rot or not ?

Dry rot or not ?

better homes and gardens had a episode where they fixed a similar problem. I think the rob dude had some special pait which after cleaning as much…

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JazzyJess
Dec 18, 2012 9:21 pm
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
18 December 2012

Anybody needs Austral Homestead Tan bricks ?

Anybody needs Austral Homestead Tan bricks ?

Sorry Rudolf the bricks have gone after placing the same ad on Gumtree :)

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Madison27AA
Dec 18, 2012 2:48 pm
Mantis1959
Mantis1959
16 December 2012

illume shaftless skylights - Has anyone installed one yet?

illume shaftless skylights - Has anyone installed one yet?

Hi aza0 They had 4 sizes of illume at Masters hardware think they started $200 and maybe $390 for the big square one, otherwise check illumeskylights website they may have prices

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Mantis1959
Dec 16, 2012 9:05 am
kiwi
kiwi
16 December 2012

Building near Pacific Highway in Hornsby -- From Begining

Building near Pacific Highway in Hornsby -- From Begining

just send a PM (private message) so someone with a green name. they are a moderator and will be able to sort it for you.

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kiwi
Dec 16, 2012 6:00 am
kiwi
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
15 December 2012

Lead Paint Saftey- HELP!

Lead Paint Saftey- HELP!

While reading the online news I remembered this thread. Something else to bear in mind in this season when end-of-year parties and performances could perhaps involve…

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JazzyJess
Dec 15, 2012 12:14 am
Liliana
Liliana
14 December 2012

Is this a gully trap?

Is this a gully trap?

Thanks for the explanation chripark69. I think all of our storm water pipes feed into the Council's storm water system and the water is carried away.

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Liliana
Dec 14, 2012 9:42 am
turtleschell
turtleschell
13 December 2012

Fence Ettiquite

Fence Ettiquite

Yes developer did the retaining walls - that would be awesome if I could put the fence on top of the wall, otherwise awful unreachable weeds would grow if I had to leave a…

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turtleschell
Dec 13, 2012 1:41 pm
Charnley
Charnley
13 December 2012

Living Areas

Living Areas

From experience we have 2 littlies and 2 teens - a kids zone is a must especially for the little ones and their toys so the idea of bedrooms and an attached activity area…

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Charnley
Dec 13, 2012 12:29 pm
Charnley
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1rocky
Dec 13, 2012 11:43 am
jitendrasharma
jitendrasharma
13 December 2012

Heartlands

Heartlands

Hi, We…

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jitendrasharma
Dec 13, 2012 9:49 am
bashworth
bashworth
12 December 2012

expempt and complying development

expempt and complying development

Basically an excempt development ( normally something small like a pergola) or a complying development (a possible example may be a house replacing a house) doesn't need…

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bashworth
Dec 12, 2012 4:30 pm
bashworth
KRequestrian
KRequestrian
11 December 2012

Buying a house without renovations signed off

Buying a house without renovations signed off

Hey everyone, I'm new here and the first to admit I am pretty unsure about everything so be gentle! My partner and I are looking to buy an acreage in Gippsland, quite a…

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KRequestrian
Dec 11, 2012 10:01 pm
pigeon
pigeon
11 December 2012

Stage 4 and 5 Skyline Estate Deer Park VIC

Stage 4 and 5 Skyline Estate Deer Park VIC

This estate is in Deer Park,just next to the Brimbank Gardens estate.

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pigeon
Dec 11, 2012 4:09 pm
Veefy
Veefy
11 December 2012

Can u use a credit card to purchase a vacant land and build?

Can u use a credit card to purchase a vacant land and build?

I've heard stories about people who had done this. Probably if the your bank and your builder are willing then your bank can organise it for you.

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Veefy
Dec 11, 2012 4:06 pm


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