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Amadio
Amadio
24 June 2012

Money No Object..

Money No Object..

I voted for the Spanish Hacienda because I love courtyards. But a Moroccan style courtyard house or a siheyuan (Chinese style courtyard house) or Iranian style or any…

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Amadio
Jun 24, 2012 7:33 pm
TinaG
TinaG
29 August 2013

The New No. 9.... Building with Fowler Homes

The New No. 9.... Building with Fowler Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

looks great, lovely kitchen. Looks like the kids like it too!

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TinaG
Aug 29, 2013 8:56 am

Hiya, My name is Pete - recently bought a place on Sydney's Northern Beaches that needs a few things fixing up - so hoping that this forum will really be able to help me…

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pottery
Jun 23, 2012 9:38 pm
building-expert
building-expert
23 June 2012

Bored pier subsidence, would you trust structural engineer?

Bored pier subsidence, would you trust structural engineer?

Small amount of loose dirt in bottom of piers is unlikely to have caused the problem because sheer weight of concrete in the pier would have compressed it. There are a…

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building-expert
Jun 23, 2012 7:32 pm
building-expert
SamfordValley
SamfordValley
22 June 2012

Telstra conduit unsuitable for > 60 metre length?

Telstra conduit unsuitable for > 60 metre length?

Yeah I considered that if we hit a roadblock with them, but there aren't many other options in our area, and apparently you're not really allowed to choose your contractor…

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SamfordValley
Jun 22, 2012 4:11 pm
SamfordValley
fifteensixty
fifteensixty
20 June 2012

Opticomm Smart Community

Opticomm Smart Community

as we are only several weeks off moving in is anyone here in waterford now connected and if so who with and how do you find it. if you would rather keep things private…

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fifteensixty
Jun 20, 2012 11:21 pm
fifteensixty
cuppatea
cuppatea
20 June 2012

any advice or opinion desperately on my roof

any advice or opinion desperately on my roof

If it looks wrong it is. Do you think director of the building company would have this on his own home? If there is a display, check it…

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cuppatea
Jun 20, 2012 10:28 am
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building-expert
Jun 19, 2012 6:11 pm
building-expert
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
19 June 2012

Is Origin your gas retailer (or has been)?

Is Origin your gas retailer (or has been)?

Correct, but a little late and its already been said Wendyss

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 19, 2012 4:25 pm
deb17
deb17
18 June 2012

Caoba Dawn Sample

Caoba Dawn Sample

If I knew where mine was I could send it to u. But after two moves, I havn't got a clue.

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deb17
Jun 18, 2012 10:19 pm
JDTservices
JDTservices
18 June 2012

Blinds in Western Sydney area HELP!! Macarthur area!!!

Blinds in Western Sydney area HELP!! Macarthur area!!!

Hi, I have a Contractor and has done my blinds at my house and does a fantastic job. if interested; email me and i will be happy to help and get you a Quote done. Kind…

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JDTservices
Jun 18, 2012 10:12 pm
phippsy
phippsy
18 June 2012

benchtop quality - using for study

benchtop quality - using for study

No reason 3mtrs would be a problem on roof racks. So long as the bench doesn't hang more than 1mtr past the rear of the vehicle. I regularly carried 6.5mtr lengths when I…

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phippsy
Jun 18, 2012 12:30 pm
vagri
vagri
18 June 2012

Architects for new heritage homes

Architects for new heritage homes

South Morang in Victoria. It's a sloping block about 4.5 slope from left to right, so a split level home would be ideal. Thanks

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vagri
Jun 18, 2012 10:14 am
kdg
kdg
17 June 2012

RE: Guidance with next step

RE: Guidance with next step

Hi, Recently completed my advanced diploma in Building design and tech. I have roughly 6 months office experience. Within the years of study I have also worked with…

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kdg
Jun 17, 2012 5:22 pm
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booget
Jun 17, 2012 12:45 pm
building-expert
building-expert
14 June 2012

Frame inspection is more than just about the frame

Frame inspection is more than just about the frame

Building stage inspections are designed for checking critical stages of construction before defects are covered up and to put owner in control of their investment and to…

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building-expert
Jun 14, 2012 7:18 am
building-expert
becost
becost
13 June 2012

Extension Builders in Perth

Extension Builders in Perth

Hi All, I'm wondering if anyone has any builders that they can recommend for my extension. I have plans that are ready to submit to council. The extension is about 140…

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becost
Jun 13, 2012 8:54 pm
kkurni
kkurni
13 June 2012

soil test report but no soil test done- that I can tell

soil test report but no soil test done- that I can tell

Hi, I have the same problem with M3tR1c0n. I build on williams landing which well know good land. they force me towards the end of First home buyer grant. and charge me…

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kkurni
Jun 13, 2012 12:09 pm
Servicelocator
Servicelocator
12 June 2012

Retaining Wall help

Retaining Wall help

Thanks you all your help and I will talk to the council and the neighbour again and see.

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Servicelocator
Jun 12, 2012 8:50 pm
darrell81
darrell81
12 June 2012

is my pool sinking

is my pool sinking

already done.it goes from 110mm 115mm 120mm 140mm it was perfectly level when installed

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darrell81
Jun 12, 2012 7:57 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
12 June 2012

Magnetic Door Latches

Magnetic Door Latches

Might be OK where you dont need privacy latches on the WC bathroom and bedrooms etc, unless you like the kids barging in when you are in the middle of something. Then…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 12, 2012 2:29 pm
building-expert
building-expert
12 June 2012

Building dispute mediation. This is how it's done!

Building dispute mediation. This is how it's done!

The problem with building disputes is that they can escalate very quickly and get out of hand. It will lead to antagonism and loss of trust and working relationship. Once…

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building-expert
Jun 12, 2012 12:20 pm
building-expert
buildnewbie
buildnewbie
11 June 2012

Thrust boring

Thrust boring

I'm currently trying to subdivide and build a house at the back of my block and recently got the "approval" from council. However, there are quite a few conditions and one…

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buildnewbie
Jun 11, 2012 9:39 pm
ilikethemoon
ilikethemoon
11 June 2012

Recommendations for tiler in Perth - Glass Tiles.

Recommendations for tiler in Perth - Glass Tiles.

Hi Cornflower. I looked and looked everywhere and couldn't find anything that came in cost effective. Some of the stores have 4" x 8" (or so) glass tiles which would work…

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ilikethemoon
Jun 11, 2012 6:19 pm
ilikethemoon
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
11 June 2012

Fence question

Fence question

Its the first Ive heard of 'coloured' rails and posts. Our new dividing fence was paperbark colour with galv posts and rails, as is the norm here. The posts and rails…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 11, 2012 11:13 am
Abby
Abby
9 June 2012

Need your opinion on color harmony

Need your opinion on color harmony

Hi, I have to agree with you Dh. I would have a light kitchen counter. Have you thought about plastering over the bricks?

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Abby
Jun 09, 2012 8:09 pm
kaindec
kaindec
7 June 2012

Home insureance claim - does it follow on to new owner

Home insureance claim - does it follow on to new owner

Thanks Arfur It wouldnt have mattered if I had been at home as they basically said the scope of works had been done as per the accessors request. He seemed fair on the…

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kaindec
Jun 07, 2012 5:55 pm
akashra
akashra
7 June 2012

Rough idea of earthworks costs?

Rough idea of earthworks costs?

Fortunately I misread, and originally read this as you wanting to remove dirt right across the block to level it to the base level. Uhm... I'm not sure you really want to…

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akashra
Jun 07, 2012 12:48 pm
jetson
jetson
6 June 2012

grrrrrrrr stupid broker

grrrrrrrr stupid broker

I hear that! We have an absolute ******** broker, took so damn long to get the loan for our build we nearly had to apply for an extension to buy some land. Then when we…

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jetson
Jun 06, 2012 8:34 pm
jzell67
jzell67
6 June 2012

UNDERHOUSE DRAINAGE

UNDERHOUSE DRAINAGE

When you say you have agi pipe along two sides of the house, are these the uphill sides? If so, I would have thought that these would catch…

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jzell67
Jun 06, 2012 6:49 pm
rb81
rb81
6 June 2012

Asbestos in Carpet Underlay

Asbestos in Carpet Underlay

Hi Jetson, in the end I did get brave and remove a sample myself - I dropped it in to a lab for analysis yesterday so I should know for sure tomorrow or Friday latest. …

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rb81
Jun 06, 2012 6:09 pm
mesophyte
mesophyte
6 June 2012

Looking for a thread adapter to connect hand shower to tap

Looking for a thread adapter to connect hand shower to tap

Uncle Arfur, that's a bath outlet with an internal thread aerator, yes. Doing it under the sink / before the tap is a bit of an issue because the water mixer is…

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mesophyte
Jun 06, 2012 1:47 pm
building-expert
building-expert
6 June 2012

Project Management to save money?

Project Management to save money?

Yes it can happen but also it can go horribly wrong. Check out my latest experience with project management then make up your mind. www.buildingexpert.net.au/blog

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building-expert
Jun 06, 2012 9:12 am
building-expert
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
5 June 2012

Streaky floors using a steam mop!

Streaky floors using a steam mop!

I was told that using a dash of vinegar in hot water will eliminate most pet smells. However if your puppy or kitten does have an accident on hard floors (usually they…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 05, 2012 10:00 pm
grom40
grom40
5 June 2012

Advice on lifting a convenant?

Advice on lifting a convenant?

Legally speaking a covenant means a formal agreement or promise; in this case they are registered on the Title to your land and, by buying the land, you agree to abide by…

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grom40
Jun 05, 2012 2:51 pm
grom40
building-expert
building-expert
4 June 2012

wrongly invoiced multiple times

wrongly invoiced multiple times

If you are in Victoria and the invoice is from a registered builder you can threaten to make complaint to Building Practitioner Board for builder's breach of professional…

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building-expert
Jun 04, 2012 7:13 pm
building-expert
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
4 June 2012

Back Splashes

Back Splashes

Tiles are cheaper than glass. There is so much variety in styles and colours too. You could also enquire about the laminex vertical panels in the metal finishes....Not…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 04, 2012 7:12 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
4 June 2012

what to organise for moving in

what to organise for moving in

Having just dne the deed I'd recommend getting yourself a post office box for 6 months - cheap as chips (I think i was somewhere around the $60 mark for the p.o. box and…

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cmhamilton
Jun 04, 2012 6:23 pm
barkly
barkly
4 June 2012

Ducted Vac

Ducted Vac

Another 'good' location for an access point to your internal vac system is in the kick rail in your kitchen. I have seen a special opening for this position - can't…

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barkly
Jun 04, 2012 12:26 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
4 June 2012

Wall paint is cracking/peeling

Wall paint is cracking/peeling

A photo would help as your description is a bit vague. Is it solid plaster or plasterboard? If its half way up it may be where the horizontal joins are in the plaster…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 04, 2012 12:19 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
4 June 2012

Discoloured brickwork

Discoloured brickwork

There's a toilet to the left in fact. It could be the water supply to the taps. But it's hard to tell without removing a brick. It's a two…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 04, 2012 12:08 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
4 June 2012

Wardrobe in need of Refurb

Wardrobe in need of Refurb

I think using an electric sander is overkill and asking for trouble, when all you are trying to do is remove any crap on the surface and provide a 'key' for the undercoat…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 04, 2012 11:44 am
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Uncle Arfur
Jun 04, 2012 11:03 am
building-expert
building-expert
4 June 2012

Building dispute, expert evidence. This is how it's done.

Building dispute, expert evidence. This is how it's done.

Most of the time I can help diffuse dispute between owner and the builder but sometimes I am called when the dispute is already in VCAT. This was one of the cases where my…

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building-expert
Jun 04, 2012 5:59 am
building-expert
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
3 June 2012

Acrylic Splashbacks w/free standing gas cooker/electric oven

Acrylic Splashbacks w/free standing gas cooker/electric oven

The research I did showed that they would not normally use an acrylic behind a gas stove-top. They would put stainless steel there and acrylic around it.

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theanonyuser
Jun 03, 2012 7:01 pm


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