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zeitgeber
zeitgeber
15 October 2012

Top 10 most burgled suburbs in Melbourne

Top 10 most burgled suburbs in Melbourne

Turn off GPS when taking photos, especially when there are children in the field of vision, so as not to give away your exact location. Burglars and paedophiles may be…

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zeitgeber
Oct 15, 2012 6:41 pm
zeitgeber
jamian
jamian
15 October 2012

Storm Damage - Roofing

Storm Damage - Roofing

Thanks everyone - got another quote $18K - seems more reasonable :)

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jamian
Oct 15, 2012 12:54 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
15 October 2012

Which Electricity Company to use?

Which Electricity Company to use?

That may be common in this industry :( I might be more careful when considering the exit fees from the contract, they are normally $20 or $30 for most providers...

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theanonyuser
Oct 15, 2012 12:11 pm
newbeginings
newbeginings
15 October 2012

Lawyer for Building Dispute

Lawyer for Building Dispute

Hi MyHome1, We are also in dispute with our builder and currently going through VCAT. We are using a solicitor who specialises in building disputes. Its not a cheap…

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newbeginings
Oct 15, 2012 11:31 am
tengals
tengals
15 October 2012

Henley Emperor 45

Henley Emperor 45
1, 2

coming along nicely

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tengals
Oct 15, 2012 9:42 am
SmithiesWife
SmithiesWife
14 October 2012

Boral Sampler

Boral Sampler

That does look quite fun! The builder we are going with doesn't have Boral listed as their preferred supplier but I guess if the bricks are similar colours or finishes…

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SmithiesWife
Oct 14, 2012 3:27 pm
ownerbuilder2012
ownerbuilder2012
13 October 2012

CUBBY HOUSE IDEAS

CUBBY HOUSE IDEAS

You might be interested with this: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.333582103363457.93233.156549691066700&type=3

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ownerbuilder2012
Oct 13, 2012 5:14 pm
Crystally
Crystally
13 October 2012

UTF laminate flooring

UTF laminate flooring

We are considering having the UTF Timpressions flooring in our home and i have come across this thread and am very concerned now. Has anyone else had this flooring…

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Crystally
Oct 13, 2012 3:52 pm
leighton
leighton
12 October 2012

Can you contest Permit Conditions which aren't met?

Can you contest Permit Conditions which aren't met?

these arguments must be run before settlement. maybe a bit unfair but you have settled and going back to the vendor is not, in my opinion, an option. sorry mate.

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leighton
Oct 12, 2012 9:24 pm
leighton
Team PD
Team PD
12 October 2012

New Porter Davis Display Centre at Mernda - Opens October 13

New Porter Davis Display Centre at Mernda - Opens October 13

Don’t miss the latest Porter Davis has to offer as our brand new Display Centre 'Berry Lane', Mintbush Grange, Mernda opens its doors for the first time tomorrow 13…

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Team PD
Oct 12, 2012 1:53 pm
Team PD
chris0189
chris0189
10 October 2012

Recommend Floor Tiler - Perth (Success)

Recommend Floor Tiler - Perth (Success)

Hi enelya! I'm using Stonehenge ceramics in Port Kennedy. I'm sure they'll be happy to give you a quote

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chris0189
Oct 10, 2012 1:22 am
leighton
leighton
9 October 2012

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Consumer Affairs Victoria
1, 2

to be perfectly frank, i think the Building Commission would have a different view. i have seen professional reports that if anything are biased toward the owner. not many…

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leighton
Oct 09, 2012 8:34 pm
leighton
Zinner
Zinner
9 October 2012

Phone line running across two properties - maintanance Q

Phone line running across two properties - maintanance Q

In my old place we had a notice from council that required us to clear all the tree branches from around all of the wires coming from our property (including phone) by at…

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Zinner
Oct 09, 2012 12:45 pm
Michelle
Michelle
6 October 2012

White pebbles - any way to make them 'stick'

White pebbles - any way to make them 'stick'

I had gardens with white pebbles at my last house, the birds were the worst with them. scattered them everywhere. None at my reno. Good luck :D

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Michelle
Oct 06, 2012 6:15 pm
Michelle
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
5 October 2012

Truganina - on a tight 350k budget

Truganina - on a tight 350k budget

I'd try to get cheap land and allow more of your budget for the house. Your budget is definitely doable; we're building with Plantat!on/Henley and they have a great…

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MalinViktoria
Oct 05, 2012 9:43 pm
MalinViktoria
kassan1973
kassan1973
5 October 2012

Home Theatre / Pool Room

Home Theatre / Pool Room

A 4000x4000 room is 16 square meters. A theater room is classed as a habitable room therefore it must have %10 of the floor area for windows and %5 of the floor area must…

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kassan1973
Oct 05, 2012 6:41 pm
darkfangel
darkfangel
5 October 2012

Project research about owner-builders

Project research about owner-builders

Thanks for the PM! It has definitely help me (and my fellow teammates) with our thesis! Good luck with your project!…

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darkfangel
Oct 05, 2012 4:06 pm
Crystally
Crystally
4 October 2012

Urban edge Qld

Urban edge Qld

Hi Alice We have just given UE our first deposit so it looks like we will be building with them. We are building the Autern 005 here in Melbourne. So far the experience…

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Crystally
Oct 04, 2012 10:39 pm
kek
kek
4 October 2012

Developers and Boundary Fencing Contributuion

Developers and Boundary Fencing Contributuion

It's becoming more common for developers to wriggle out of paying for fences on land that they own by adding a clause to sale contracts. I don't know whether that stands…

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kek
Oct 04, 2012 7:54 pm
kek
leighton
leighton
4 October 2012

HIA Contract - Contract Period Start Date? Help!

HIA Contract - Contract Period Start Date? Help!

reckon DKP is right. read the contract. it says time starts later even if job starts earlier. that is what it says. leighton at clark new homes

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leighton
Oct 04, 2012 6:35 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
4 October 2012

Close to getting a permit and changing draftsman?

Close to getting a permit and changing draftsman?

agree with tiljilpi but if the first guy hasnt done proper working drawings then re-drawing might not be such a big thing. some planning drawings are so basic, and sounds…

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leighton
Oct 04, 2012 6:07 am
leighton
Casa2
Casa2
1 October 2012

Suspended slab vs Waffle slab

Suspended slab vs Waffle slab

lukele, did you mean to ask what is the difference between a waffle pod slab and a conventional slab on ground?

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Casa2
Oct 01, 2012 10:53 pm
Titch101
Titch101
1 October 2012

Garden shed min distance to boundary (VIC)

Garden shed min distance to boundary (VIC)

The local Sheds'n'More has advised me that the shed needs to be 150mm from the boundary.

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Titch101
Oct 01, 2012 12:31 pm
dingozzz
dingozzz
30 September 2012

Building stairs

Building stairs

Apologies for cross-posting Can anyone recommend a someone to building front and rear stairs - I have recently raised my house in Brisbane. Thanks for any help.

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dingozzz
Sep 30, 2012 11:37 pm
kek
kek
30 September 2012

Receipts for appliances and fittings. Who holds them.

Receipts for appliances and fittings. Who holds them.

If you have a problem with an appliance during its warranty period, you call the appliance service number and instead of telling them a retailer's name, you tell them your…

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kek
Sep 30, 2012 11:33 pm
kek
Team PD
Team PD
30 September 2012

Porter Davis - Family Fun Day Sunday 7 October, 2012

Porter Davis - Family Fun Day Sunday 7 October, 2012

Hi all, If you are in the South East next Sunday, please come along and join us at our Grandvue Estate Display Centre in Officer, between 12-3pm for a great family fun…

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Team PD
Sep 30, 2012 9:40 pm
Team PD
free will
free will
30 September 2012

Home Elevator

Home Elevator

We intend our new house (assuming we go ahead with KDR) to be good for old age as well, so have a decent size guest room and full bathroom downstairs in the proposed…

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free will
Sep 30, 2012 5:00 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 September 2012

Cavity Sliding Doors

Cavity Sliding Doors
1, 2, 3

They stick out approx 75-100mm. restricting the door opening. Can this be a correct installation? Are the doors the wrong size? Then they…

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Stewie D
Sep 30, 2012 10:19 am
Wazdog71
Wazdog71
30 September 2012

Sanding & Polishing jarah Floorboards

Sanding & Polishing jarah Floorboards

Mark I replaced 98 square meters of rotten chipboard flooring with a mixture of new and salvaged jarrah boards. I started of using the urethane varnish, but the 24 hour…

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Wazdog71
Sep 30, 2012 4:13 am
jodge
jodge
29 September 2012

standard dimensions for internal of wardrobes...

standard dimensions for internal of wardrobes...

Hi chatterbox! I try to keep my hanging rails under a metre long, just so they don't sag. The best way of making sure you have enough width for hanging is to take your…

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jodge
Sep 29, 2012 1:41 am
jodge
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m69
Sep 28, 2012 11:38 pm
strawberry234
strawberry234
28 September 2012

After info on building & granny flats QLD

After info on building & granny flats QLD

First up, I'd go and see your local council for info on the granny flat issue. Most councils have different approaches and usually somewhere on…

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strawberry234
Sep 28, 2012 9:03 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
27 September 2012

Installing Makrolon poly sheeting

Installing Makrolon poly sheeting

Hi Guys,new to the forum. About to build a deck and pergola over, sheeted with this makrolon,channels,top and bottom end cap system. Roof run is 4000 x5000 (5 sheets wide)…

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oldchippy
Sep 27, 2012 11:56 am
melbmeg
melbmeg
26 September 2012

Natural fibre curtains?

Natural fibre curtains?

Personally, I'd get them made by a seamstress - with my own fabric - or buy them OS. Restoration Hardware in the US has beautiful ones. Not cheap, but far nicer than…

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melbmeg
Sep 26, 2012 8:12 pm
TashnStu77
TashnStu77
26 September 2012

Builder says 28c sliding doors more difficult to install?!?

Builder says 28c sliding doors more difficult to install?!?

We are with a project builder and there was no issue with making our windows and doors higher, they just charged us extra $$. Let them know you want it done and are…

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TashnStu77
Sep 26, 2012 8:14 am
TashnStu77
building-expert
building-expert
26 September 2012

Pay final stage or wait for issue fixed?

Pay final stage or wait for issue fixed?

Hi hao I think Adam.M has given you most practical advice because you are under pressure to move in and because the defects are minor. However you should understand that…

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building-expert
Sep 26, 2012 8:00 am
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
26 September 2012

A complicated situation - no building contract, interest

A complicated situation - no building contract, interest

I think JB1 is right and if the builder wants to get paid he has to prove his claim in VCAT but there are number of other issues: 1 Is there a building permit? 2 Who is…

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building-expert
Sep 26, 2012 7:41 am
building-expert
b0son
b0son
25 September 2012

Responsibility for retaining wall

Responsibility for retaining wall
1, 2

Put a time limit on the offer. Make sure you have kept written records of everything, requests for negotiation, quotes youve gotten offers made. If it does go to court,…

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b0son
Sep 25, 2012 11:19 pm
NEIS
NEIS
25 September 2012

Sustainable Building Products

Sustainable Building Products

Hi everyone, if you are interested in sustainable non toxic interior building products could you please complete my survey. Please post the link into your browser

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NEIS
Sep 25, 2012 11:48 am
plucka
plucka
25 September 2012

HELP with glass shelves Please!

HELP with glass shelves Please!

36kg supported by "suction cups"? Seriously what were you thinking.

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plucka
Sep 25, 2012 7:16 am
builderforlife
builderforlife
24 September 2012

Fixing damp and roof leaks issue

Fixing damp and roof leaks issue

Is it an iron roof or tiles and also is it flat or pitched?

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builderforlife
Sep 24, 2012 8:42 pm
builderforlife
Lex
Lex
23 September 2012

Does the builder need to know?

Does the builder need to know?

Oh hey hey hey, look what resurfaced a year later :D Well, to put your minds at ease, it's all done and dusted ... and forgotten!

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Lex
Sep 23, 2012 8:40 pm
Lex
HomeOwnerz
HomeOwnerz
23 September 2012

Internet Speed Issues in Doreen

Internet Speed Issues in Doreen

You probably need a booster. I think they are about $50

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HomeOwnerz
Sep 23, 2012 5:24 pm
HomeOwnerz
HomeOwnerz
23 September 2012

hairline crack in rendered wall

hairline crack in rendered wall

Probably use a paintable sealant or it will crack again. It could be a slab issues also.

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HomeOwnerz
Sep 23, 2012 5:22 pm
HomeOwnerz
HomeOwnerz
23 September 2012

Cracked brick work at bay windows help please

Cracked brick work at bay windows help please

looks like movement in the slab. For the age of the home, the slabs werent as good as they are now. The timber frames could be warping also, causing windows and doors to…

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HomeOwnerz
Sep 23, 2012 5:20 pm
stellabella
stellabella
23 September 2012

Mould patch under eaves

Mould patch under eaves

I have no idea why the mould has formed, but I don't imagine bleach will stop it - bleach just takes the colour away, but the spores will still be there. Apparently the…

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stellabella
Sep 23, 2012 5:20 pm
stellabella
HomeOwnerz
HomeOwnerz
23 September 2012

Cost of building a Basement

Cost of building a Basement

Digging is expensive. I would say more than the average sqm rate for your home. Plus, basements leak water like mad. I doubt youll get warranty against leaks in the…

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HomeOwnerz
Sep 23, 2012 5:01 pm


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