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hazza ago
hazza ago
26 May 2012

Volume builder re search

Volume builder re search

I"m currently contracting to a large volume builder who last finnacial did 680 homes in n.s.w

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hazza ago
May 26, 2012 10:12 pm
pinknoise
pinknoise
26 May 2012

Converting Batten lights to Down lights

Converting Batten lights to Down lights

How about converting batten lights to pendant lights? are they easy to do? or any ideas how much installation costs? thanks

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pinknoise
May 26, 2012 12:23 pm
Marcoola32
Marcoola32
25 May 2012

tender taking a long time.

tender taking a long time.

Ours was about 5 weeks but they stuffed up a heap in the first tender and we wanted to go to contract stage to received building boost (which ended up getting extended) so…

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Marcoola32
May 25, 2012 1:21 pm
paulw11
paulw11
25 May 2012

solar hot water installers - adequate Insurance

solar hot water installers - adequate Insurance

Hi Have you tried approaching your insurance company - they may be able to handle the claim for you and recover their money from the installers insurance company. Paul

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paulw11
May 25, 2012 1:11 pm
hack
hack
23 May 2012

Electrician Rates

Electrician Rates

OK Lecos what about project work I have been quote $6k for a standard 2 story spec home 26 GPOs 26 lights 2 x 2 way switch tv point 3 phase connection single RCD unit all…

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hack
May 23, 2012 3:37 pm
hack
einadia
einadia
23 May 2012

Smartflo Gutters

Smartflo Gutters

Tintac, did you end up installing Smartflo gutters? If so, what's your experience been? Or anyone else? I'm trying to decide whether to use them for a new house.

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einadia
May 23, 2012 12:57 pm
tengals
tengals
22 May 2012

builders melbourne

builders melbourne

LOL spam, the worst case of it that i have seen in a while no cover up or anything

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tengals
May 22, 2012 9:28 pm
Zarli
Zarli
22 May 2012

Buying Land North of the River

Buying Land North of the River

We bought our land thru LWP - jump onto their website as they handle a fair few estates around Perth

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Zarli
May 22, 2012 8:53 pm
Zarli
ashrey
ashrey
22 May 2012

laminex Diamondgloss on cabinet doors

laminex Diamondgloss on cabinet doors

Thank you so much for your quick responses folks. Is diamond gloss more expensive that crystal gloss or is other way round. So when the builder is quoting me for diamond…

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ashrey
May 22, 2012 7:34 pm
stormjr
stormjr
21 May 2012

Changing Internal Switches

Changing Internal Switches

I would guess it would be about $20-30 to change the switch in labor (give or take), but you would need a few, not just one! As for the saturn switches, how many…

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stormjr
May 21, 2012 10:35 pm
stormjr
stormjr
21 May 2012

Strange Wall Socket Identification

Strange Wall Socket Identification

Same sorry, I get a error, forbidden on the image, can you try again or describe it?

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stormjr
May 21, 2012 10:05 pm
kaindec
kaindec
21 May 2012

Water Leak

Water Leak

Thanks Bashworth, they have had a look and will send a tech with an audio monitor sometime this week. We both think it is a spring of some sort but need to do the process…

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kaindec
May 21, 2012 8:14 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
21 May 2012

needing advice 2 years after home was built maintenance

needing advice 2 years after home was built maintenance

Hi naytahlia, The cornice cracking is common and does not look too bad. Even if you want to chase a builder they will refuse to patch a cornice crack on the corner. If…

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Adam.M
May 21, 2012 6:10 pm
HowieB
HowieB
21 May 2012

Kitchen renovation

Kitchen renovation

If you are handy go to Proform in Malaga and and buy it in flat packs, that's what I did 2-3 years ago, very good to deal with.

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HowieB
May 21, 2012 4:52 pm
akashra
akashra
21 May 2012

peet vs highlands

peet vs highlands

$195 in Highlands for a 14x28 I *think* might be achievable, based on what I paid for a 12.5x28 (I also wanted a 14x28)... there's a sign on the next street down from my…

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akashra
May 21, 2012 3:47 pm
Richard1
Richard1
20 May 2012

Isolation valves and mixers

Isolation valves and mixers

Thanks Arfur - I'd just heard that they were compulsory, but you are correct, this house has isolation valves only on the kitchen & basins.

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Richard1
May 20, 2012 3:13 pm
jj_aurora 12
jj_aurora 12
18 May 2012

Monier Horizon Roof Tiles

Monier Horizon Roof Tiles

Hi all, thinking of getting the horizon profile tiles also and was told sarking was a good idea. This might be a silly question, but if there is a leak, where does the…

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jj_aurora 12
May 18, 2012 8:36 pm
david312
david312
18 May 2012

Wood heater postistion specs?

Wood heater postistion specs?

that will be ok I guess,any one help us?

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david312
May 18, 2012 11:53 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
18 May 2012

Jarrah gates

Jarrah gates

. If you drop a steel post that size into concrete without something on the bottom you will need to stand there holding it till the concrete…

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Uncle Arfur
May 18, 2012 11:50 am
Potupay
Potupay
17 May 2012

Solid Timber Slab Table

Solid Timber Slab Table

Just wanted to put it out there - Looking for someone to make a solid timber slab (yellow box, blackbutt or Camphor) natural edge 60mm thick 12 seater or more.... ::smile::

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Potupay
May 17, 2012 11:15 pm
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Vess
May 17, 2012 8:29 pm
Vess
Vess
17 May 2012

electrician cost - replace builder's batten lights

electrician cost - replace builder's batten lights

In my electrical quote it says $20 inxl GST to fit a downlight and $30 to fit other light types.

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Vess
May 17, 2012 8:19 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
17 May 2012

Lighting for attics

Lighting for attics

Sorry I have not had any experiences with those lights but I would like to see some pictures of your attic as I am considering doing similar

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Lunchtime
May 17, 2012 1:24 pm
fifteensixty
fifteensixty
16 May 2012

Recomend Concreter for driveway-Maitland area

Recomend Concreter for driveway-Maitland area

thanks lynny-jane. met with andrew this arvo and looks all good. not sure how soon before yours is done but would be keen to see how it comes out. hoping ours to get done…

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fifteensixty
May 16, 2012 11:47 pm
fifteensixty
bfchambers
bfchambers
16 May 2012

Retaining Wall Help

Retaining Wall Help

Thanks for the info. Any suggestions on the core filling of base blocks for stability? Cheers.

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bfchambers
May 16, 2012 9:32 pm
deb17
deb17
16 May 2012

Can anyone tell me what brick this is ???

Can anyone tell me what brick this is ???

so its not the buff from Daniel Robertson? the one i put the link up for.

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deb17
May 16, 2012 8:05 pm
petebuildsdecks
petebuildsdecks
16 May 2012

Home/Garage Storage Solutions

Home/Garage Storage Solutions

well, looks like this might be the solution. thanks for all your help mate. i'll post again if i can't figure something out. thanks to everyone else aswell

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petebuildsdecks
May 16, 2012 8:43 am
akashra
akashra
14 May 2012

First Home

First Home

At first I didn't take builders seriously when they told me to allow 40-50k on top of the house price for pretty much everything at a basic level. I'm now at contract…

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akashra
May 14, 2012 9:44 am
kimu
kimu
13 May 2012

Compensation from another property wishing to access mine?

Compensation from another property wishing to access mine?

The proposed development of my site would never allow me (or anyone else) to be able to build anything else on the property (small lot code). Im…

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kimu
May 13, 2012 10:51 pm
ORG
ORG
12 May 2012

NEIGHBOURS FROM HELL - DO YOU HAVE SOME?

NEIGHBOURS FROM HELL - DO YOU HAVE SOME?
1, 2

We thought we had bad neighbours who were alcoholics who used to sit out on a very busy main road on deck chairs next to his BLOW UP DOLL, dressed in a bra and…

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ORG
May 12, 2012 1:47 pm
jassy
jassy
11 May 2012

Grout turned white

Grout turned white

For anyone who is interested in the outcome of this query: The grout company adviser pointed out that vinegar is not a great thing to use on coloured grout since it…

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jassy
May 11, 2012 6:30 pm
B STAR
B STAR
11 May 2012

Splitting profits with builders from building on your land

Splitting profits with builders from building on your land

dont do this. The builder will say the house costed more than it did. It will be very e3asy to get his trades people to invoice other projects onto yours.

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B STAR
May 11, 2012 3:07 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
11 May 2012

Why do builders exaggerate all the time?

Why do builders exaggerate all the time?
1, 2

Our contract is 205 days. At the moment there is no one at my house (apart from DH doing some driveway and insulation stuff) I'm not concerned…

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Treeseachanger
May 11, 2012 10:13 am
mgilla
mgilla
10 May 2012

Rendering blueboard / cement sheeting

Rendering blueboard / cement sheeting

You can get an acrylic render from Bristol or Bunnings, in a bag thats about 8-10 bucks. First question, have you done any rendering before? If not I wouldn't recommend…

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mgilla
May 10, 2012 1:09 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
9 May 2012

About home elevators...

About home elevators...

Never seen water hydraulic, but I have used screws action and hydraulic. Get hydraulic because it is quicker and quieter. Also get one with a steel shaft rather that build…

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builderforlife
May 09, 2012 10:33 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
builderforlife
8 May 2012

Joist replacement under house?

Joist replacement under house?

Any reasonably experienced carpenter could handle this

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builderforlife
May 08, 2012 7:56 pm
builderforlife
jstaf
jstaf
8 May 2012

Wallara Waters/Wallan

Wallara Waters/Wallan

Hello, This is my first time writing on a forum such a this. My husband & I bought land in stage 8 over a year ago & have experienced nothing but constant dissatifaction…

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jstaf
May 08, 2012 12:00 am
Vess
Vess
7 May 2012

Building brokers/agents

Building brokers/agents

Have a look at a company called Direct Build who will guide you through the whole owner build process.

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Vess
May 07, 2012 8:36 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
7 May 2012

what paint to use on exterior cement render?

what paint to use on exterior cement render?

We use a product called Masonry Matt, because the sheen level is lower than Dulux weathershield. You dont want to look like a guy in a cheap polyester suit!!

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builderforlife
May 07, 2012 1:01 pm
builderforlife
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tengals
May 07, 2012 11:55 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
6 May 2012

Fencing Question

Fencing Question

In SA, local councils have a booklet called Fences and the Law, which contains all the do's and dont's about fencing and all the relevant forms of agreement/dispute to…

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Uncle Arfur
May 06, 2012 5:15 pm
Pauankim
Pauankim
6 May 2012

Building multiple houses on a block (WA)

Building multiple houses on a block (WA)

Try the angle of having them all connected under a patio area or a covered walkway - will your design allow for that? We have had similar issues we are about to address…

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Pauankim
May 06, 2012 2:46 pm
talkingdog
talkingdog
6 May 2012

Guttering problems

Guttering problems

I had the same problem with gutter profiles ..... there is an easy fix DRILL A FEW HOLES AND MAKE YOUR OWN OVERFLOW HOLES. did it to the ones at one of the houses I lived…

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talkingdog
May 06, 2012 9:03 am
greenfish
greenfish
8 May 2012

How did you choose your builder?

How did you choose your builder?
VIC
1, 2

I'll take that as a compliment too!!! ::kissed::

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greenfish
May 08, 2012 5:22 pm
greenfish
builderforlife
builderforlife
7 May 2012

I think I need a footerer / footings contractor

I think I need a footerer / footings contractor
VIC

I have a video post on footings at buildinginyourblood, it is a reasonably simple job. if you think it's too much most concretors or even experienced carpenters could do…

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builderforlife
May 07, 2012 7:20 pm
builderforlife
AdamBorzy2012
AdamBorzy2012
5 May 2012

Anyone heard of EnviroPest ?

Anyone heard of EnviroPest ?

My house is with TermiMesh, they told me I had to get inspection every year, for $260 or $310 if I wanted to the pest control as well at the same time. If I don't do it,…

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AdamBorzy2012
May 05, 2012 4:37 pm
AdamBorzy2012
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
5 May 2012

Termite inspection cost - seems very high.

Termite inspection cost - seems very high.

We’ve only been in this place 5 months but always had the inspections done at our Sydney house by Termguard and the last one cost $180 or thereabouts. If you have the…

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grumblebum54
May 05, 2012 1:56 pm
grumblebum54
pezz
pezz
4 May 2012

Question for Sparkies/ Clipsal experts

Question for Sparkies/ Clipsal experts

How about a Vapotec steam sensor? Ive never used one myself, but the idea seems good, and they are pretty cheap. Anyone tried them? Pezz..

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pezz
May 04, 2012 3:10 pm
pezz

Can I recommend the tradies?

Can I recommend the tradies?

while nice of you to want to recommend them, i agree with uncle arfur.....and i would only take a recommendation from someone i actually spoke to face to face. you could…

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GardenofNeedn-58
May 04, 2012 12:37 pm


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