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Missmeg
Missmeg
12 October 2013

worried about room size

worried about room size

Not to worry! The same thing happened to my house. Your theatre room is almost the exact dimensions as mine which has finished building. It's quite large.

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Missmeg
Oct 12, 2013 8:53 pm
Missmeg
Missmeg
12 October 2013

roof style

roof style

I have a friend who is building in banstown city council with a flat surface roof. It has nothing to do with the council. It is completely out of personal preference. They…

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Missmeg
Oct 12, 2013 8:50 pm
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akmirror
Oct 11, 2013 2:12 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 October 2013

Quick Question ... Flashing for Windows

Quick Question ... Flashing for Windows

You say rendered brick below and hebel for the top floor but are you talking brick veneer ? If so then yes, flashing should be used to keep water off the timber…

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Stewie D
Oct 11, 2013 9:05 am
av31
av31
11 October 2013

Good small builde in Melbourne Western suburbs

Good small builde in Melbourne Western suburbs

Nothing too crazy, my block is flat, so no dramas there. Its mostly the floorplan, lots of storage, 3 bedrooms on first floor and media, study, living, meals and kitchen…

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av31
Oct 11, 2013 6:54 am
sbryzak
sbryzak
10 October 2013

hitachi vs metabo vs panasonic

hitachi vs metabo vs panasonic

I'm quite a fan of Hitachi and have quite a collection of their gear, however my Panasonic impact driver is in a class of its own and is hands down the best cordless tool I have.

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sbryzak
Oct 10, 2013 10:10 pm
33amc
33amc
10 October 2013

new roof

new roof

you would need to employ a licenced builder unless you want to coordinate your own roof tiler and carpenter seperatly as the work required is over 2 different scopes of…

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33amc
Oct 10, 2013 9:12 pm
Lourance
Lourance
10 October 2013

Checklist for building contract? Legal mumbo jumbo!

Checklist for building contract? Legal mumbo jumbo!

Wondering if anyone can give advice on what to check for in the building contract? So many pages of legal mumbo jumbo! ::hyst:: I know people say get a lawyer to…

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Lourance
Oct 10, 2013 8:20 pm
Jen1977
Jen1977
10 October 2013

OPINION ON WASHING MACHINE

OPINION ON WASHING MACHINE

We also have a Bosch after our whirlpool lasted under 3 years. We have had ours for nearly 6 years and nothing has gone wrong with it

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Jen1977
Oct 10, 2013 6:15 pm
Paula24
Paula24
9 October 2013

HARVEY NORMAN - 5 YEAR EXTENTED WARRANTY

HARVEY NORMAN - 5 YEAR EXTENTED WARRANTY

I understand it gives you piece of mind. I was tempted too but when I spoke to consumer affair and they told me that the manufacturers has obligation to make sure that…

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Paula24
Oct 09, 2013 2:08 pm
kexkez
kexkez
9 October 2013

Hi All

Hi All

Hi w, welcome to the forum.

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kexkez
Oct 09, 2013 1:15 pm
kexkez
Pan
Pan
8 October 2013

Cut off drainage for stump holes?

Cut off drainage for stump holes?

Thanks for that. Hopefully it will do the job. We've dug the trench to see how it goes and if we need to dig any deeper. We'll then do the agi pipe and rock. As for where…

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Pan
Oct 08, 2013 3:04 pm
Pan
Young
Young
7 October 2013

How can I trust builders? (sorry long story...)

How can I trust builders? (sorry long story...)

Hi Snuck, Thanks for kind advise. :) May be I did wrong explain. I totally understand that house price can be changed by options and modification of floor plan. What I…

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Young
Oct 07, 2013 1:49 pm
Agape
Agape
7 October 2013

How will they screen this ?

How will they screen this ?

At the moment we are fighting this from the other side ... ie. we are the people building a (not this) house with an overlooking issue into our neighbour's property. The…

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Agape
Oct 07, 2013 1:33 pm
EmyN
EmyN
7 October 2013

Mosquitoes at the front door

Mosquitoes at the front door

I noticed a similar thing at our old house, in a back corner of our alfresco. It was fairly dark and maybe a touch damp there, although there was no actual water laying…

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EmyN
Oct 07, 2013 12:22 pm
EmyN
wombie
wombie
6 October 2013

Are eaves a standard inclusion?

Are eaves a standard inclusion?

Thank you for your input seano I will take it on board. Why didn't you kick up a fuss in the first place when the price didn't change when you…

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wombie
Oct 06, 2013 8:01 pm
wombie
bashworth
bashworth
6 October 2013

Builder/customer mediation in SA?

Builder/customer mediation in SA?

Normally your building contract should identify a mediator.... or you could try the Consumer and Business Services at this link: http://www.sa.gov.au/subject/Housing,+p…

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bashworth
Oct 06, 2013 3:29 pm
bashworth
wombie
wombie
5 October 2013

Are my plantation shutters defective?

Are my plantation shutters defective?

WOW that doesn't look good at all and I feel for you as you go ahead and outlay good money and that's the quality of finish you get :? My wife is obsessed with this…

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wombie
Oct 05, 2013 9:15 pm
wombie
travelbug
travelbug
2 October 2013

OTP in Castle Hills / Baulkham Hills /Kellyville / Parramata

OTP in Castle Hills / Baulkham Hills /Kellyville / Parramata

My thoughts with buying OTP ANYWHERE is to do your research. Salesmen typically make $50K from a sale. That's $50K out of your pocket and usually off the value of the…

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travelbug
Oct 02, 2013 9:58 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 October 2013

How long is your house taking to build?

How long is your house taking to build?

Haha. That is pretty impressive. Wonder if they could do that in Oz ? Hmmm methinks not. I liked one of the onscreen comments - "Not a single work injury ". Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 01, 2013 7:01 am
Lex
Lex
30 September 2013

Parquetry flooring staining question

Parquetry flooring staining question

What a beautiful floor! Anyway, best to get some pros in and show them the actual colours you're thinking about. I think the colour options might be limited by the…

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Lex
Sep 30, 2013 10:33 pm
Lex
E1109
E1109
30 September 2013

5 Amp Light Switches

5 Amp Light Switches

Pain to install-normal faceplate size is 114x73mm with 84mm mounting centres. For memory on a 80x80 plates the mounting centres are either 65 or 68mm. This will require a…

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E1109
Sep 30, 2013 10:12 pm
E1109
therussianvillage
therussianvillage
30 September 2013

window treatments - your thoughts please

window treatments - your thoughts please

Sorry i know this is a bit late. You can definitely get block out blinds. If you don't recess them and make them at least 20 cms wider than your window they will block out…

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therussianvillage
Sep 30, 2013 10:09 pm
jayman
jayman
29 September 2013

Roof Lining Options

Roof Lining Options

Hey, we recently bought a mudbrick home, unfinished project, the roof/ceiling is finished only with sisilation. Looking for ideas on lining options, eco friendly, and…

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jayman
Sep 29, 2013 10:49 pm
whelmed
whelmed
29 September 2013

Fill/fix gaps in wood paneling

Fill/fix gaps in wood paneling

Thanks Stewie.

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whelmed
Sep 29, 2013 7:41 pm
Jason-Vic
Jason-Vic
29 September 2013

Need a pergola soon

Need a pergola soon

Hi, . And I went to local Stratco store and got a quotation for a DIY kit and it was $7000 for 45sqms. I'm not sure whether I can do it by…

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Jason-Vic
Sep 29, 2013 3:50 pm
country folk
country folk
28 September 2013

Will Timber Basswood shutters be available past 2014

Will Timber Basswood shutters be available past 2014

Thanks robbie, your input is most valuable

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country folk
Sep 28, 2013 8:46 pm
deluxes
deluxes
28 September 2013

roof

roof

I'm sorry to hear of your battles & current issues. Home Insurance policies cover event based damage, not gradual deterioration from moisture getting in. I don't know…

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deluxes
Sep 28, 2013 8:25 pm
deluxes
Angeltherapy
Angeltherapy
27 September 2013

Conveyancer / Lawyer?

Conveyancer / Lawyer?

I used a Conveyancer with both my building experiences. On both occassions not one issue. Both settlements made by Brad Davies in Essendon. I would deffinately recommend…

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Angeltherapy
Sep 27, 2013 10:21 pm
Angeltherapy
Jack Global
Jack Global
27 September 2013

HIA Building Contract

HIA Building Contract

Thank you ALL for your kind comments. We're on top of the matter with the assistance of our Solicitor. This a great Forum to be in and we would inform ALL our friends…

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Jack Global
Sep 27, 2013 10:00 pm
ms_caz
ms_caz
27 September 2013

Permit for a pergola. How close to the boundary?

Permit for a pergola. How close to the boundary?

City of Casey require a 1m clearance of the structure (posts) although the eaves can go to 500mm, before talking about fire code etc.

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ms_caz
Sep 27, 2013 7:18 pm
ebanster
ebanster
27 September 2013

What does land settlement involve?

What does land settlement involve?

i bought a land that is already registered. shall i start shopping for a builder or do i need to wait until the contract is settled after 42 days? As per OurLindrum52's…

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ebanster
Sep 27, 2013 5:17 pm
ebanster
navs
navs
27 September 2013

Working for a big builder

Working for a big builder

A friend's hubby quit his job to give this a go a few years ago and in 6 months of working in his display home he did not have a single person buy a home and because it…

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navs
Sep 27, 2013 5:10 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 September 2013

Wayleave Easement

Wayleave Easement

I'm not sure of the exact rules governing a wayleave easement ( all I know is that it pertains to electrical companies access to their assets like poles substations etc )…

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Stewie D
Sep 27, 2013 6:40 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
26 September 2013

Private Builders in Northern Suburbs of Melbourne

Private Builders in Northern Suburbs of Melbourne

Hi PD...did you end up building your house with a private builder?

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Crazyk
Sep 26, 2013 10:27 pm
Crazyk
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 September 2013

rendered cladding upstairs - Is it good enough?

rendered cladding upstairs - Is it good enough?

What the above posters mean is that it is difficult to mount something like an aircon unit where the wall is foam. You may have to use something that uses stand-off…

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Stewie D
Sep 26, 2013 3:04 pm
TinaG
TinaG
26 September 2013

3 short years and I can't help it... I'm back!

3 short years and I can't help it... I'm back!

Looking forward to seeing your renos :)

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TinaG
Sep 26, 2013 8:58 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 September 2013

Bessa Block balustrade restoration HELP!

Bessa Block balustrade restoration HELP!

Those type of walls are dangerous as a balustrade and not worth keeping or repairing. There is no reinforcing in them and they rely solely on the bond of the sand/cement…

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Stewie D
Sep 24, 2013 8:15 pm
MrsG
MrsG
24 September 2013

Recommend an electrician

Recommend an electrician

PM me if you still need a…

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MrsG
Sep 24, 2013 4:43 pm
building-expert
building-expert
24 September 2013

Waterlogged house stumps New Home

Waterlogged house stumps New Home

Our two year old home is built on stumps, on a slightly sloping block. The ground around the back and side of the house is waterlogged. I looked…

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building-expert
Sep 24, 2013 2:00 pm
building-expert
robbie55
robbie55
24 September 2013

Zone costs with the Big Builders

Zone costs with the Big Builders

Hi Crazyk, We are going to built in Strathfield and Wisdom has charged 10k for this :-( and their argument is most of the tradies live in the west…

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robbie55
Sep 24, 2013 11:39 am
robbie55
southtoeast
southtoeast
24 September 2013

Concrete or paving around slab

Concrete or paving around slab
1, 2

Here what I have from my builder (taken from Csiro's guideline I guess): ... should extend outwards a minimum of 900 mm (more in highly re-active soil) and should have a…

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southtoeast
Sep 24, 2013 7:40 am
Stydye
Stydye
23 September 2013

Clover - Bentleigh East progress?

Clover - Bentleigh East progress?
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi all, Just bought a lot last week. Any one please suggest a builder? How long did it take you guys to get the permit if you broke the DDO. Thanks!

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Stydye
Sep 23, 2013 6:49 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 September 2013

Recycle Tap Water Pressure

Recycle Tap Water Pressure

Your water supply utility should be able to help with information. Mains water is now regulated at a maximum of 500 kPa for new homes. Recycled water is delivered at a…

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SaveH2O
Sep 23, 2013 11:54 am
SaveH2O
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deluxes
Sep 23, 2013 9:12 am
deluxes
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Lex
Sep 22, 2013 10:40 pm
Lex
Vetra43
Vetra43
22 September 2013

Show us your staircase ???

Show us your staircase ???

Anybody with all timber stairs but with stainless steel balusters instead of glass as shown in the side stairs above? particularly interested in how the stinger capping…

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Vetra43
Sep 22, 2013 11:37 am
JB1
JB1
21 September 2013

Going on Holiday - hot water system and water mains

Going on Holiday - hot water system and water mains

Just turn them off. Turn them one when you return.

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JB1
Sep 21, 2013 11:20 pm
grytvikken
grytvikken
21 September 2013

Exterior house painting advice

Exterior house painting advice

Hi I am preparing to paint the outside of my chamfer board house and I have decided to use an airless spray gun to get the bulk of the wals done as quickly as I can. I…

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grytvikken
Sep 21, 2013 5:16 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
21 September 2013

Water Tank Pipes

Water Tank Pipes

Thanks for that!

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JazzyJess
Sep 21, 2013 5:01 pm

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