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travisaus
travisaus
1 March 2013

Sewerage and Water Certification in Brisbane

Sewerage and Water Certification in Brisbane

You need to have a seal off certificate for the connection that was connected to the old house (i.e. not the new one as part of the split). This generally only comes up…

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travisaus
Mar 01, 2013 10:31 am
travisaus
travisaus
28 February 2013

House Movers and costs

House Movers and costs

Maybe the OP can update with experiences if he's moved the house in the last 6 years :)

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travisaus
Feb 28, 2013 6:12 pm
Cody Drysdale
Cody Drysdale
28 February 2013

Anyone building in Oran Park [NSW]?

Anyone building in Oran Park [NSW]?

There's a few more of us. Sarah85 created a thread in the 'Building a New Home' section yesterday or the day before. (Losing my mind...work is hectic!)

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Cody Drysdale
Feb 28, 2013 2:05 pm
Cody Drysdale
AdamIrons
AdamIrons
28 February 2013

Renovating Garage to Bedroom

Renovating Garage to Bedroom

yea, i was kinda hoping that they put it down when they built the houses. it is a duplex and the houses are built side to side. There are the two garages between the 2…

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AdamIrons
Feb 28, 2013 1:25 pm
MrsT12
MrsT12
27 February 2013

Renovate or Demolish?

Renovate or Demolish?

Do you consider that amount a fair price for what you…

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MrsT12
Feb 27, 2013 10:34 am
MrsT12
leighton
leighton
27 February 2013

Bush block advice vic

Bush block advice vic

My advice is avoid BAL FZ. BAL 40 is not too bad, but find out what the costs will be first for your particular design. It might be more than you want to pay. My last two…

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leighton
Feb 27, 2013 4:47 am
leighton
kassan1973
kassan1973
9 March 2013

Capital Gains Tax

Capital Gains Tax

So long as you live in the house and it is your primary residence there will be no CGT.

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kassan1973
Mar 09, 2013 7:20 pm
MrsT12
MrsT12
26 February 2013

Looking for extra bricks

Looking for extra bricks

Jump on Facebook and find your local buy/swap/sell page, I see them on mine all the time. (Normally free, they just want people to take them away.)

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MrsT12
Feb 26, 2013 3:16 pm
MrsT12
seano
seano
26 February 2013

Water Theft

Water Theft
1, 2, 3

Our block of land recently settled ... 28000 litres of water used by a vacant empty block in the month before settlement. Not going to speculate where it definitely went,…

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seano
Feb 26, 2013 12:49 pm
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natasha8850
Feb 26, 2013 10:42 am
namweng
namweng
26 February 2013

Help please! Neighbours

Help please! Neighbours

Thanks for the info and heads up guys. Much appreciated!

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namweng
Feb 26, 2013 9:19 am
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
25 February 2013

Shed help please

Shed help please

we put a 4.5m x 3m in our backyard in South East Melbourne. Went through simply sheds. http://www.simplysheds.com.au/3mx45m-wo ... -p-14.html Will it be timber or…

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mynameisjonas
Feb 25, 2013 7:41 pm
namweng
namweng
25 February 2013

How do you organize your paperwork/notes/ideas etc.?

How do you organize your paperwork/notes/ideas etc.?

Yup evernote is teh way to go. That way you can keep track of your files (contract, drawings, receipts,…

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namweng
Feb 25, 2013 12:16 pm
sydneyreno
sydneyreno
25 February 2013

Looking for builder recommendation in Sydney

Looking for builder recommendation in Sydney

Hi everyone, I'd really appreciate a recommendation for a builder in Sydney (city area). I need to have a bathroom reconfigured, some walls and cabinet work, flooring…

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sydneyreno
Feb 25, 2013 9:50 am
AdamIrons
AdamIrons
22 February 2013

cinema Wall mount tv conduit runs .show your picks

cinema Wall mount tv conduit runs .show your picks

I did ours similar to Adam.M except I put the cables in after handover. I drilled a 50mm hole in the nogin before the gyprock went…

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AdamIrons
Feb 22, 2013 5:17 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
22 February 2013

Disputing costs in the Tender

Disputing costs in the Tender

For what it's worth I'm having similar trouble with another builder. I wouldn't say they're all like this, but I can definitely confirm that you have to assume there are…

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Lurgen
Feb 22, 2013 11:32 am
Lurgen
namweng
namweng
21 February 2013

Please HELP, tender meeting next week!

Please HELP, tender meeting next week!

Guys, I'm attending a tender meeting early next week, but there are some things which worry me now: 1.We just decided to put in a duct-vacuum…

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namweng
Feb 21, 2013 7:16 pm
kexkez
kexkez
21 February 2013

what colour brick with a light coloured Colorbond roof?

what colour brick with a light coloured Colorbond roof?

One of the houses down the road was light brick and light roof but thy've addded a few bits of render which really stop the house being bland. Another did the same but I…

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kexkez
Feb 21, 2013 6:27 pm
kexkez
toughen
toughen
20 February 2013

Is anyone here building in Baldivis North Estate?

Is anyone here building in Baldivis North Estate?

A mate of mine lives in the first part of Baldivis North. I'm building in Spires just down the road.

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toughen
Feb 20, 2013 4:03 pm
scotty78
scotty78
19 February 2013

HIA Contract - all weather access....

HIA Contract - all weather access....

My view is if your builder is charging you to create a all weather access road then they are responsible for ensuring it is suitable. However i doubt u can get the clause…

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scotty78
Feb 19, 2013 4:26 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 February 2013

House design Programs

House design Programs

Most cad programs - even the freebies let you "build" your own objects from scratch. Just give it a name and add it to your database or symbol list. What you describe is…

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Stewie D
Feb 19, 2013 2:59 pm
cjbarker
cjbarker
19 February 2013

need new home owners- talk about energy efficiency rating

need new home owners- talk about energy efficiency rating

Hi, My Name is Chris Barker, I work for Sustainability House. We have been contracted by the department of Climate Change and energy efficiency (DCCEE) to conduct a study…

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cjbarker
Feb 19, 2013 2:30 pm
cjbarker
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 February 2013

Franchising Builders

Franchising Builders

You can find it all on Google. Anyone know anything ? It all sounds odd.

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Saint Mike
Feb 19, 2013 8:20 am
Saint Mike
Rusty Cheese
Rusty Cheese
18 February 2013

What paint for retaining wall?

What paint for retaining wall?

No problem! BTW, if your timber is not treated or primed then you could just use an exterior acrylic undercoat first, then 2 acrylic top coats OR as long as you're using…

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Rusty Cheese
Feb 18, 2013 9:27 am
Rusty Cheese
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
16 February 2013

room 2.7 x 3.1 and general extension query

room 2.7 x 3.1 and general extension query

Thanks fmac (sorry, our posts must have slightly crossed earlier so only just seen your reply)... I hear what you are saying. Thing is - daughter will still have the…

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How Hard Can it Be
Feb 16, 2013 9:24 pm
doczim
doczim
16 February 2013

Whirly birds

Whirly birds

Hi We installed 2 pairs of these http://www.universaltileventilators.com.au/index.php?/Product-General/smoothline-corrugated-vent.html Only…

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doczim
Feb 16, 2013 7:04 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
16 February 2013

Laundry Chute .... Please help

Laundry Chute .... Please help

Unless you can position a cupboard upstairs over (or near) the cupboard in the laundry, to hide it, I think your chute may remain a dream

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 16, 2013 5:14 pm
bashworth
bashworth
16 February 2013

Where to connect drainage pipes?

Where to connect drainage pipes?

We are on clay, I read soakwells are no good on clay? What about a length of ag pipe run down the back to let it drain out slowly? Or is that…

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bashworth
Feb 16, 2013 4:11 pm
bashworth
Charnley
Charnley
15 February 2013

First home buyer. Need advice urgent please help

First home buyer. Need advice urgent please help

Hi Arian Draw up a new contract, get another pest inspection done with an inspector of your choice and write into it a clause that says that the vendor (seller) has to…

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Charnley
Feb 15, 2013 6:51 pm
Charnley
Haywards Bay Diamond
Haywards Bay Diamond
15 February 2013

New Home

New Home

Exactly... Probably best to ask your finance experts rather than people in here... There is…

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Haywards Bay Diamond
Feb 15, 2013 8:57 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
15 February 2013

Sun+ solar company

Sun+ solar company

With due respect to this forum I would ask your question on the Whirlpool site in the Green-Tech forum where several reputable solar tradies frequent

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 15, 2013 3:34 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 February 2013

Mosquitoes through fly screens

Mosquitoes through fly screens

Mosquito proof mesh is deemed to be less than 1,000 microns (1mm).

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SaveH2O
Feb 15, 2013 1:19 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 February 2013

Gutter guards in Sydney

Gutter guards in Sydney

I wasn't aware that this was on the market. The diagram shows that it is a gutter and surface adhesion bull nose system all in one, notice how low the gutter actually is.…

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SaveH2O
Feb 15, 2013 1:06 am
SaveH2O
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 9:52 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 11:52 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 10:45 pm
E1109
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
13 February 2013

Noisy inbuilt vacuum system.

Noisy inbuilt vacuum system.
1, 2

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 9:19 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 10:19 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 9:43 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 12:00 pm
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Saint Mike
Feb 11, 2013 10:10 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 9:40 am
ALIAWAN
ALIAWAN
10 February 2013

Ingleburn Garden

Ingleburn Garden

Thanks for your reply. cheers :o

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ALIAWAN
Feb 10, 2013 7:59 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 5:34 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 1:18 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 11:58 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 10:05 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 10:59 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 10:06 pm

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