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D101
D101
14 February 2013

Wall vents

Wall vents

One part of our house gets very hot in summer whilst the other part stays relatively cool. One of the differences between the sections is that in the cool part there are…

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D101
Feb 14, 2013 8:52 pm
Electricians Today
Electricians Today
14 February 2013

Rheem solar hot water control unit making pulsating sound

Rheem solar hot water control unit making pulsating sound

A timer could be put on the GPO but it would go against purpose of the solar. Our advise would be to get back in touch with Rheem as it sounds like a faulty product. If…

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Electricians Today
Feb 14, 2013 10:52 am
E1109
E1109
13 February 2013

Energy Safety bulletin 60 (WA)

Energy Safety bulletin 60 (WA)

Bit of light reading can be found here, covers electrical and gasfitting issues including penalties for unlicenced work, safety issues and general information.

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E1109
Feb 13, 2013 9:45 pm
E1109
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
13 February 2013

Noisy inbuilt vacuum system.

Noisy inbuilt vacuum system.
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G'day, just a quick note on the person who installed the Premier Clean Monarch 550 ducted vac motor. We had one of these installed in our…

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Fiffaro
Feb 13, 2013 8:19 pm
JB1
JB1
12 February 2013

Eco Garage Doors timber FX

Eco Garage Doors timber FX

Hopefully they won't rip you off.

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JB1
Feb 12, 2013 9:19 pm
Michelle
Michelle
12 February 2013

Suffocation after installing heavy drapes

Suffocation after installing heavy drapes

Pull the curtains open and open up the windows slightly. I'm being serious here, want to post a photo of this room, sounds like you might need to lighten the room up and…

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Michelle
Feb 12, 2013 8:43 pm
Michelle
Adam.M
Adam.M
12 February 2013

Cornice issue - Plaster and Paint cracking and coming away

Cornice issue - Plaster and Paint cracking and coming away

Sounds like bad workmanship. Cracking is common and expected but not to the point that after a month that plaster starts to fall away! You should have a 3 month…

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Adam.M
Feb 12, 2013 11:00 am
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Saint Mike
Feb 11, 2013 9:10 am
Saint Mike
Banksy
Banksy
11 February 2013

Builders references - What questions should I ask?

Builders references - What questions should I ask?

Hi all, A builder I'm thinking about using for my renovation has given me the numbers of a few of his clients to speak to. What kind of questions I should be asking…

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Banksy
Feb 11, 2013 8:40 am
ALIAWAN
ALIAWAN
10 February 2013

Ingleburn Garden

Ingleburn Garden

Thanks for your reply. cheers :o

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ALIAWAN
Feb 10, 2013 6:59 pm
kek
kek
10 February 2013

Merbau decking disaster - Please help!!!

Merbau decking disaster - Please help!!!

:: Glad to hear it helped. We've found it to be a really good product. Intergain's decking oil is the bee's knees too. :D

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kek
Feb 10, 2013 4:34 pm
kek
Onewheel
Onewheel
10 February 2013

Contemporary Furniture - Great Prices and Service

Contemporary Furniture - Great Prices and Service

Thats a great find Rowan. Pity they are not in Sydney as well :(

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Onewheel
Feb 10, 2013 12:18 pm
BullaBoy
BullaBoy
10 February 2013

Subdivision of odd shape block

Subdivision of odd shape block

An issue may be off street parking for the original house as none of the 2 spaces shown waould be suitable for that…

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BullaBoy
Feb 10, 2013 10:58 am
Rachi
Rachi
9 February 2013

Slate floor help

Slate floor help

When we mop our slate floor we add a bit of car wash n wax to the water which keeps them shiny and every few months go over them with a vinyl & tile wash as the slate seem…

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Rachi
Feb 09, 2013 9:05 am
bragen
bragen
8 February 2013

Removing fibreglass pool

Removing fibreglass pool

Thanks for the reply. Im definitely considering completely removing the pool in pieces as I have the tools and PPE to do it. Would prefer to dispose of the pieces off site…

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bragen
Feb 08, 2013 9:59 am
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
5 October 2016

How to choose a split system air conditioner?

How to choose a split system air conditioner?

Everyone wants to have a energy-efficient and cost-effective system at his place. Air conditioning products of good brands have more benefits. They are energy efficient…

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DanielSmith1
Oct 05, 2016 9:06 pm
building-expert
building-expert
7 February 2013

Building height/slab level

Building height/slab level

I have different experience to G-Thorpe I see a lot of very heavily engineered slabs and this is where builders make money, they don't make it hanging doors. Real money…

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building-expert
Feb 07, 2013 9:42 pm
building-expert
Liliana
Liliana
6 February 2013

Draftmans Drawings costs.....

Draftmans Drawings costs.....

Hi Tjilpi, I didn't mean to imply that any builder could do the drawings. Some builders are building designers as well and some have their own draftspeople or designers,…

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Liliana
Feb 06, 2013 7:16 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 February 2013

Please do my survey for window colours 2013

Please do my survey for window colours 2013

Final Bump Thank you to all the contributors so far... Ed

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ECOECO
Feb 05, 2013 5:17 pm
ECOECO
waynen001
waynen001
5 February 2013

Who to use for Timber Roof Take Off Quoting?

Who to use for Timber Roof Take Off Quoting?

G'day All, I'm at the stage of seeking quotes from timber companies for the timber supply for my timber floor bearers / joists, timber stud walls and timber roof structure…

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waynen001
Feb 05, 2013 5:04 pm
Bizcan
Bizcan
5 February 2013

Melbourne Property Inspections Great work

Melbourne Property Inspections Great work

Yes it was on finished home, built by a Private well known builder

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Bizcan
Feb 05, 2013 11:13 am
Bizcan
leighton
leighton
5 February 2013

Koo Wee Rup

Koo Wee Rup

Hi. Site costs in your area can vary a lot. One needs the full data set to make a real comment. Do you have feature survey, soil test etc? Happy to help but data is…

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leighton
Feb 05, 2013 5:35 am
leighton
Lourance
Lourance
5 February 2013

Carport boundary rules please

Carport boundary rules please

The plans for you carport should have been submited to the council for approval before constuction. If thats all done then they have already appoved the plans including…

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Lourance
Feb 05, 2013 4:50 am
WisdomHomes
WisdomHomes
4 February 2013

Greenhills Beach - Cronulla

Greenhills Beach - Cronulla

Hi DJ, I'm building many homes in Greenhills and if there were air craft noise issues council would definitely put a condition in their DA's to make people apply…

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WisdomHomes
Feb 04, 2013 9:44 pm
WisdomHomes
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
4 February 2013

Wall removal ballpark costs?

Wall removal ballpark costs?

If non load bearing and no wiring etc etc - a good builder should be able to get them out pretty quick IMO. I'm amazed at how they can remove things like that. Some…

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Saint Mike
Feb 04, 2013 6:55 am
Saint Mike
AussieMark
AussieMark
3 February 2013

Design software

Design software

+1 for SweetHome 3d I also used it to measure out everything in the house including all rooms with furniture to ensure the house had same look and feel. Landscape wise…

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AussieMark
Feb 03, 2013 4:32 pm
Smarty pants
Smarty pants
3 May 2013

Decking or Paving or Aggregate for Alfresco

Decking or Paving or Aggregate for Alfresco
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Our house isn't even built yet but I'm just sussing it out now before the grano is poured and it's too late. Good luck with the veranda - not too…

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Smarty pants
May 03, 2013 6:56 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 February 2013

Value of double glazing

Value of double glazing

I reckon low e glass is the way to go. Cost, effectiveness, and weight. Try getting your carpenters to carry large double-glazed windows up to…

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ECOECO
Feb 05, 2013 6:59 am
ECOECO
misch22
misch22
3 February 2013

melinda's new home....

melinda's new home....
WA

Hi melc1001, Tell us a little about your build.

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misch22
Feb 03, 2013 7:28 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
2 February 2013

Privacy Concern - Is this acceptable?

Privacy Concern - Is this acceptable?

In WA there are regs that must be observed and usually this mean opaque glass on the second story if it is on the side and below 1.6m. As Stewie says, no one is…

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AussieMark
Feb 02, 2013 6:55 pm
dvestate
dvestate
2 February 2013

Concrete footing cost

Concrete footing cost

How many sqm is that? The guy doing my driveway is $70sqm for plain concrete 2

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dvestate
Feb 02, 2013 6:11 pm
doubletoplei
doubletoplei
2 February 2013

Any built a 11.5m wide house on a 12.5m wide lot?

Any built a 11.5m wide house on a 12.5m wide lot?

In this case, you go for the old "run the gutter on the brickwork" trick. Basically, wherever there is a window on that 1.0m side you have to…

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doubletoplei
Feb 02, 2013 12:03 pm
doubletoplei
doubletoplei
1 February 2013

Anyone built with Long Island Homes around Geelong VIC?

Anyone built with Long Island Homes around Geelong VIC?

Hi doubletoplei. Congratulations on taking the first step with LIH. Did you choose one of their plans or custom? Where in the Geelong area are…

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doubletoplei
Feb 01, 2013 10:35 pm
travisaus
travisaus
1 February 2013

Yet another fencing question

Yet another fencing question

Colourbond can always be dyna bolted to the top of the concrete worst comes to worst. However I'd suggest you insist on a 10cm gap for the fencing.

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travisaus
Feb 01, 2013 5:18 pm
malm
malm
1 February 2013

Asset Protection and Site Costs with Volume Builders...

Asset Protection and Site Costs with Volume Builders...

We haven't been provided any engineering drawings.. is this something that should be provided at tender stage or does that usually come later?. Its stated as a provisonal…

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malm
Feb 01, 2013 2:36 pm
lmille32
lmille32
30 January 2013

Complying development NSW- principle private open space.

Complying development NSW- principle private open space.

Oh ok awesome. Because I was reading the 'guide to complying development' and it says 'such as deck, patio or paved area' which made me think that was what it had to be…

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lmille32
Jan 30, 2013 9:32 pm
lmille32
akashra
akashra
30 January 2013

How long from building signing building contract to getting

How long from building signing building contract to getting

Actually the above list seemed like a good idea, so here's a similar one cut and paste from my blog: 2012-01-25: Data fit-off 2013-01-18: Hebel repair 2013-01-17:…

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akashra
Jan 30, 2013 12:31 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
30 January 2013

Real Estate Agent - A bit unusual ?

Real Estate Agent - A bit unusual ?

I have found it common - but not universal - for someone to put in a small amount when making a written offer; as said, it's a way of indicating that you are serious about…

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dragonchild
Jan 30, 2013 10:21 am
dragonchild
Tramyswife
Tramyswife
29 January 2013

New Porter Davis Display Centre Opens in the East

New Porter Davis Display Centre Opens in the East

Any idea when the display pics will be up on the PD website as unable to get to the display itself?

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Tramyswife
Jan 29, 2013 8:51 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
29 January 2013

Average cost of internal painting

Average cost of internal painting

Sorry - a bit ambiguous.... We are not doing the job - we want to recoup some $$ off somebody else for a very sub-standard paint job so we need to submit a claim for the…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jan 29, 2013 8:17 pm
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1rocky
Jan 29, 2013 5:00 pm
sunct
sunct
29 January 2013

HI from newbies in Cranbourne East, Victoria

HI from newbies in Cranbourne East, Victoria

Hi! We are starting to build in parksedge stage 1 in the next couple of months... where a re u 'll?

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sunct
Jan 29, 2013 9:57 am

We were told we had to have an extra expansion joint filled with cork because the room is 7.75m wide, and have to say you forget it is even there. To the left of the…

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grumblebum54
Jan 29, 2013 9:25 am
grumblebum54
Liliana
Liliana
29 January 2013

Clearing gutters

Clearing gutters

Hi D101, How much space is there between the fence line and your house? We recently hired trestles and planks for painting the outside of the house, not for our gutters,…

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Liliana
Jan 29, 2013 8:13 am
kexkez
kexkez
29 January 2013

Quick q- neighbours concrete spill into our property..

Quick q- neighbours concrete spill into our property..

sounds like the neighbour poured his own paths. no wonder there is no form work. Like said above I hate to think what will happen when a fencing panel needs replacement.…

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kexkez
Jan 29, 2013 7:53 am
kexkez
LeanneR
LeanneR
28 January 2013

Change tile and laminate selection at pre start

Change tile and laminate selection at pre start

Did you go to tile place to select tiles... you may need go do a reselection to take form with you to prestart. After prestart they are pretty much locked in unless you…

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LeanneR
Jan 28, 2013 10:56 pm
LeanneR
suh
suh
28 January 2013

What colour render for austral zinc bricks?

What colour render for austral zinc bricks?

Sorry didn't get it, was worried mine might not have reached you. All good :)

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suh
Jan 28, 2013 8:31 pm
suh
kek
kek
28 January 2013

Timber Framed House - How waterproof dose it have to be?

Timber Framed House - How waterproof dose it have to be?

Assuming that your spouting & downpipes are incomplete, you may not have soffits installed yet, and that there are probably gaps around windows etc yet to be filled, I…

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kek
Jan 28, 2013 7:28 am
kek
rapidmoves
rapidmoves
28 January 2013

Does anyone know anything about Carter Grange?

Does anyone know anything about Carter Grange?

We are at Hebel stage in a redesigned cg home, have one friend at demolition stage and another at frame stage with a fully customised home which they designed themselves…

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rapidmoves
Jan 28, 2013 7:22 am
rapidmoves
LittleWing
LittleWing
6 February 2013

Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring

Those floors look great! I also will be installing laminate in my future home, even in the bedrooms. I've got two cats and it's hard to keep things hygienic with indoor…

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LittleWing
Feb 06, 2013 10:10 pm
LittleWing

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