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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
phippsy
phippsy
4 May 2012

Hebel / AAC

Hebel / AAC

Can you make the wall 1mtr at the highest point to get away from needing approvals and make the garden bed take up the 200mm?

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phippsy
May 04, 2012 8:19 am
talkingdog
talkingdog
4 May 2012

Confused about when to get builder to quote

Confused about when to get builder to quote
VIC

get your soil test done ASAP, it doesn't cost much ($200-$300), but you will know upfront if you will have majot problems with footings. From the soil test, you can get a…

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talkingdog
May 04, 2012 6:41 am
esm
esm
3 May 2012

Privacy Screen

Privacy Screen

dkp - we are in the same boat. the blokes doing my deck will be the ones to install the privacy screen. http://www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au/

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esm
May 03, 2012 7:04 pm
the_milesy
the_milesy
3 May 2012

Solicitor in Melbourne SE suburbs

Solicitor in Melbourne SE suburbs

Do you need a Building Expert to look at the work? or do you need legal advise?

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the_milesy
May 03, 2012 1:20 pm
Rogue
Rogue
3 May 2012

The Ponds or Pemulwuy

The Ponds or Pemulwuy

Old Windsor Rd is a carpark in the afternoons from the M2/M7 up to Rouse Hill Town Centre. Merriville Rd is also a joke, with almost daily accidents outside the Ettamogah…

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Rogue
May 03, 2012 11:16 am
gesinta7
gesinta7
2 May 2012

Australian Gas Log Fire - Complaint

Australian Gas Log Fire - Complaint

Thanks for that, I'll be sure to not keep them in mind when i'm installing mine !!! Good luck with yours ...

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gesinta7
May 02, 2012 10:37 pm
gesinta7
gesinta7
2 May 2012

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley

Is there anyone building in Hidden Valley here ? ::smile::

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gesinta7
May 02, 2012 8:35 pm

We have 80sqm of Spotted Gum and a Staffy who rules. Have been in since end of November and so far no noticable marks and sons also visit regularly with another staffy…

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grumblebum54
May 01, 2012 10:50 pm
grumblebum54
kiwi
kiwi
1 May 2012

Under Staircase storage ideas

Under Staircase storage ideas

Yeah, a dungeon. You can keep a whole 'nother family down there

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kiwi
May 01, 2012 4:20 pm
kiwi
vkee
vkee
11 July 2012

Some doubts after landscaping appointment

Some doubts after landscaping appointment

I've recently built in Sydney in a fairly new estate and was required to complete our landscaping before our OC was issued. I'm sure there are estates that are more…

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vkee
Jul 11, 2012 11:47 pm
Peter Clear
Peter Clear
1 May 2012

Cleaning Porcelain tiles after laying

Cleaning Porcelain tiles after laying

Sorry for late reply yes bunnings should have it. It worked very well to(cost effective).

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Peter Clear
May 01, 2012 10:41 am
delatite13
delatite13
30 April 2012

HIA Melbourne Home Show 2012 - 2 for 1 & Half Price Tickets

HIA Melbourne Home Show 2012 - 2 for 1 & Half Price Tickets
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks for the free tickets Homeone. :: :D Did the 400km round trip yesterday down to Melbourne to the home show. Well worth the trip, got some good ideas and info for…

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delatite13
Apr 30, 2012 11:29 pm
delatite13
lukasfab
lukasfab
30 April 2012

site works cost in Harrisdale

site works cost in Harrisdale

who out there has or is building in Harrisdale Perth what were your site works costings? cheers

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lukasfab
Apr 30, 2012 11:30 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
29 April 2012

Ducted Aircon

Ducted Aircon

Ive had a Fujitsu ART36L, 3 switchable zones +1 fixed using 6 (square) outlets, for almost 5 years now. Its a bit smaller unit than yours. Its not noisy at all. The…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 29, 2012 3:42 pm
amgsl55
amgsl55
11 May 2012

New House - Tradies Using Loo??

New House - Tradies Using Loo??
WA
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much to my disappointment the toilet in our ensuite was used by one of the plumbers ( an apprentice). There is mud…

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amgsl55
May 11, 2012 8:09 pm
Chadster
Chadster
26 April 2012

Finding a builder

Finding a builder
NSW

Hi madivad, I hope your extensions and renovations are going well. I'm in a similiar position, recently moved to Gosford and looking for a builder to do some renovations.…

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Chadster
Apr 26, 2012 10:00 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 April 2012

Walking on a Colourbond Roof

Walking on a Colourbond Roof

We put curved blocks of timber underneath the roof iron ( if it's corrugated that is ) or flat if it's Kliplock. The bolts don't have to be super tight - just enough to…

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Stewie D
Apr 26, 2012 1:06 pm
photoimpressions
photoimpressions
25 April 2012

Miami Pools

Miami Pools

Hi, I've been getting quotes from different pool places and the cheapest one I've gotten so far is from Miami Pools. Has anyone gone with them before? Let me know your…

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photoimpressions
Apr 25, 2012 7:45 pm
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dscsult
Apr 25, 2012 3:35 pm
Caz76
Caz76
25 April 2012

Waiting for gallery appointment and signing of contract.

Waiting for gallery appointment and signing of contract.

About two weeks ago I picked out the simonds home and signed the paperwork, I have dropped the land contract off as well. Now I am anxious to go to the gallery as I want…

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Caz76
Apr 25, 2012 9:11 am
mgilla
mgilla
23 April 2012

Garage Door

Garage Door

If you intend putting a pool in definatly go for the roller door. When it comes to digging your pool the bigger the machine they can dig with the faster it gets dug and…

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mgilla
Apr 23, 2012 5:13 pm
rdefonseka
rdefonseka
23 April 2012

Help - Problem with Roof colour

Help - Problem with Roof colour

Thanks very much all your responses. The problem may be limited to one neighbour only. I am still waiting for their responses via the council. The council have…

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rdefonseka
Apr 23, 2012 3:32 pm
mgilla
mgilla
23 April 2012

Render issue. Two different colours to facade.

Render issue. Two different colours to facade.

There could be some fading that has taken place to the upper colours. If it were done at the start of the year it's ahd some pretty rough weather on it already. I think…

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mgilla
Apr 23, 2012 12:59 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
23 April 2012

1950s house reno - don't know where to start!!

1950s house reno - don't know where to start!!

It didn't work ... When you've uploaded your photos in photobucket or similar click on the last box which says IMG code and "copied" will appear - then you paste that…

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Mclaren
Apr 23, 2012 12:10 pm
Mclaren
akashra
akashra
23 April 2012

Roxburgh Park vs Fawkner vs Truganina vs Craigieburn

Roxburgh Park vs Fawkner vs Truganina vs Craigieburn

It doesn't matter where you buy in Melbourne - traffic and travel times to the CBD are going to be abhorrent, and parking at train stations will be non-existent after…

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akashra
Apr 23, 2012 10:51 am
builderforlife
builderforlife
22 April 2012

fhog and primary residence

fhog and primary residence

Well with Anza day approaching isnt that what the diggers died for? the right to pinch from the governement :)

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builderforlife
Apr 22, 2012 9:24 pm
builderforlife
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
22 April 2012

Austral Hawksburn

Austral Hawksburn

You need to dig deeper - many of those search hits will be for threads in which the OP has a blog showing pics of their completed home.

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cmhamilton
Apr 22, 2012 9:08 am
pulpfriction
pulpfriction
20 April 2012

Foam Board Outer Walls (Rendered Styrene)

Foam Board Outer Walls (Rendered Styrene)

Thanks for the feedback ~steph~, all good so far. Do you know anything about it's "life-span"?

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pulpfriction
Apr 20, 2012 1:38 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
19 April 2012

Building picket fence above concrete footing

Building picket fence above concrete footing

I would try to attach the posts with a metal post support onto the concrete. The post support is a sort of shoe that is bolted to the concrete and the post sits in the…

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builderforlife
Apr 19, 2012 9:28 pm
builderforlife


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