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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
domus01
domus01
19 April 2012

Recess in a house slab

Recess in a house slab

Thanks all of you for your advice and support. I am delighted to say that my personal letter to the General Manager of Allworth Homes produced results. He has agreed to…

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domus01
Apr 19, 2012 8:13 pm
Ren123
Ren123
19 April 2012

Exterior colour advice please

Exterior colour advice please

Thanks, I picked up a sample swatch of manor red today and it looks pretty close to what I am thinking. Thanks for the link Peter will check it out. Having second…

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Ren123
Apr 19, 2012 6:06 pm
paulmc79
paulmc79
19 April 2012

Porter Davis home - Ceiling screws popping through

Porter Davis home - Ceiling screws popping through

Hi All, Thanks for the replies. Adam as far as i'm aware no one has been up in the roof so i'd have to go with incorrect installation especially considering where some of…

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paulmc79
Apr 19, 2012 4:12 pm
genj
genj
19 April 2012

Building designer for multiunit development in glen waverley

Building designer for multiunit development in glen waverley

Hi, I'm looking for a building designer who's experienced in multi development projects in glen waverley. Any recommendations? Thank…

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genj
Apr 19, 2012 2:09 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
19 April 2012

Guards for guttering

Guards for guttering

I think you asked and answered you own question. Some will probably disagree but the main problem I see with gutter/leaf guards is the small debris, as you say, that…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 19, 2012 10:08 am
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
19 April 2012

Switches

Switches

Hello, If you are looking for more fancy upgrades on switches try the following: HPM life <--- a great looking switch that has the blue…

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AubinGroveFan
Apr 19, 2012 12:58 am
sam1968
sam1968
18 April 2012

Bricklayer Needed

Bricklayer Needed

Hi Guys, Can someone please recommend a good honest bricklayer in Sydney inner west ? We need a new fence built at the front of our Masterton Santorini built home. Thanks…

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sam1968
Apr 18, 2012 7:28 pm
kyton
kyton
18 April 2012

Only land loan no construction loan, how to apply for FHOG?

Only land loan no construction loan, how to apply for FHOG?

You can apply but from memory you won't get the grant until your first progress payt for the house is due? Ie normally slab being poured.

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kyton
Apr 18, 2012 6:01 pm
kyton
mgilla
mgilla
18 April 2012

Crack in render on new house: builder not interested

Crack in render on new house: builder not interested

Dont waste your time trying to get the builder to fix it. It's a hairline crack and he's not under any obligation to fix it. Best way to fix it is scrape the paint and…

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mgilla
Apr 18, 2012 3:55 pm
Sir Snagger
Sir Snagger
3 June 2012

TV in outdoor entertaining area

TV in outdoor entertaining area

I'd thought about doing this and using a dart board box or something similar and just putting rubber sealing strips on the doors and sealing the rest of it for when it's…

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Sir Snagger
Jun 03, 2012 10:39 pm
Sir Snagger
D101
D101
17 April 2012

Replacing awnings

Replacing awnings

I have an older house which has canvas external awnings that can be rolled up. They kind of need to be replaced (the canvas material is very old and is beginning to tear,…

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D101
Apr 17, 2012 1:12 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
17 April 2012

street numbers

street numbers
1, 2

the answer plus more lol

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NEWLYWEDS
Apr 17, 2012 8:56 am
jj1
jj1
17 April 2012

Are whirlybird extractors worth it?

Are whirlybird extractors worth it?
1, 2

Thanks Integrity, interesting stuff..some personal research and a gut feel..not much more one can do !

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jj1
Apr 17, 2012 7:52 am
* jas *
* jas *
16 April 2012

Ready to start at the very beginning

Ready to start at the very beginning

The bank went off our contract quote, we had lots of variations after the quote and at one stage it was $20,000 less but they never asked for revised quotes.

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* jas *
Apr 16, 2012 11:09 pm
AllyH
AllyH
16 April 2012

Has anyone used Sarah Homes in Adelaide

Has anyone used Sarah Homes in Adelaide

Thanks Jas. This is more of a way of getting back into the market as well. Its our five year plan. After this, we build our dream home one acreage. So it is going to be…

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AllyH
Apr 16, 2012 5:45 pm
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Mclaren
Apr 16, 2012 2:28 pm
Mclaren
KolL
KolL
16 April 2012

HELP - Security Door [cost]

HELP - Security Door [cost]

Custom Screens and Security - Perth AluGard - Aluminum clear screen door $663 Review about the company if anyone tried

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KolL
Apr 16, 2012 1:17 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
15 April 2012

Mould problem

Mould problem

sodium hypo or pool chlorine as it is sold. It will kill, yes KILL the spores and bleach the colour out of the mould. Leaks are a mongrel to find at times.

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onc_artisan
Apr 15, 2012 11:07 pm
onc_artisan
hfwangoz
hfwangoz
15 April 2012

NSW,can I apply for FHOG after signing up building contract?

NSW,can I apply for FHOG after signing up building contract?

I'm going to sign up the building contract this Friday. So I can apply for FHOG after signing up building contract, correct? What kind of documents do I need and how…

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hfwangoz
Apr 15, 2012 9:34 pm
hfwangoz
hfwangoz
15 April 2012

Surcharge on reducing the width?

Surcharge on reducing the width?

Thanks guys. I am going to sign the contract this Friday.

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hfwangoz
Apr 15, 2012 9:26 pm
winner
winner
15 April 2012

Water seeping through slab in a new house

Water seeping through slab in a new house
1, 2, 3, 4

Sounds like a plan Deemaree. winner i'm interested to know where you are at with your original issue and what has been done to resolve…

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winner
Apr 15, 2012 10:25 am
Ruby52550
Ruby52550
13 April 2012

Major plaster cracks in 3 year old home

Major plaster cracks in 3 year old home

Yes this is true, you should get an engineers report but there is still a very good chance youll need to go to consumer affairs to get results

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Ruby52550
Apr 13, 2012 8:14 pm
cookieboc
cookieboc
12 April 2012

soil dumping!

soil dumping!

thanks heaps for the response guys!! we have had a very stressful couple of days trying to find out where the soil came from. But tonight we got the call to say a builder…

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cookieboc
Apr 12, 2012 9:40 pm
mgilla
mgilla
12 April 2012

Green Stain on bricks.. how long until it clears up?

Green Stain on bricks.. how long until it clears up?

You will probably find there is an allowance for a brick clean, just ask your SS if that is the case.

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mgilla
Apr 12, 2012 7:27 pm
SamfordValley
SamfordValley
10 April 2012

Free Landfill/earthfill

Free Landfill/earthfill

try posting on fillwanted.com.au for any takers

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SamfordValley
Apr 10, 2012 11:34 pm
SamfordValley
SamfordValley
SamfordValley
10 April 2012

Keeping tradies happy

Keeping tradies happy

I'm about to start a build (at the council stage atm), and my brother, who is a tradie himself, gave me some advice to be on the site supervisor's good side. He suggested…

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SamfordValley
Apr 10, 2012 11:29 pm
SamfordValley
hell yeah
hell yeah
9 April 2012

Extensions with Steel or Timber?

Extensions with Steel or Timber?

Thanks for the reply chrisandkate, I never thought of it like that!! Cheers

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hell yeah
Apr 09, 2012 7:16 pm
Newbie2
Newbie2
9 April 2012

studio removal and selling a palm

studio removal and selling a palm

Hi Newbie. Any chance that your house is able to be removed at all? They are able to remove brick veneer houses in many cases as well as…

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Newbie2
Apr 09, 2012 4:35 pm
building-expert
building-expert
9 April 2012

damaged pipes during construction

damaged pipes during construction
1, 2

Finally got to read your blog b-e after someone else fixed the problem with the link for you. it's easy to make an…

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building-expert
Apr 09, 2012 1:11 pm
building-expert
Heytherek
Heytherek
8 April 2012

Fixing defects and final bill

Fixing defects and final bill
1, 2

Hi, Yeah I know. It has really soured our experience building. Just the attitude and fighting we have to do over everything. Heytherek

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Heytherek
Apr 08, 2012 7:27 pm
spunkylayla
spunkylayla
7 April 2012

Bricklayer needed in Melbourne SE

Bricklayer needed in Melbourne SE

Hi everyone, Can someone please recommend a good and reasonably priced bricklayer - we're looking at building a fence and in SE Melbourne. I've done a basic google…

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spunkylayla
Apr 07, 2012 4:35 pm
C&C
C&C
7 April 2012

Connecting a sump pump to the stormwater pipe?

Connecting a sump pump to the stormwater pipe?

Thanks for the tip - I wasn't even aware of rain gardens and am surprised they didn't show up in any of my generic web searches on drainage. I'm going to have to make use…

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C&C
Apr 07, 2012 3:43 pm
selaxe
selaxe
6 April 2012

Anyway building at Palisades Estate South Morang

Anyway building at Palisades Estate South Morang

Hi All, We are in the planning procces and palisade should be our home in the future, any futher dovelopments in the area you woulkd like to discuss, Regards

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selaxe
Apr 06, 2012 4:19 pm
cherub
cherub
5 April 2012

Australian Standard for Roofing

Australian Standard for Roofing

I was looking at the the BCA 2010 part 3.5.1.2 roof tiling

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cherub
Apr 05, 2012 12:31 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
5 April 2012

Double Car Metal Garage Suppliers!

Double Car Metal Garage Suppliers!

No offence taken, I didn't understand a word you said! :lol:

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fairy blue
Apr 05, 2012 8:52 am
fairy blue
maidalfod
maidalfod
4 April 2012

Garden renovation

Garden renovation

Hello! We are also looking for someone to re-pave our backyard w square pavers - anyone got any recommendations? we are in Perth SOR Thanks!

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maidalfod
Apr 04, 2012 10:03 pm
maidalfod
maidalfod
4 April 2012

Looking for reliable roof plumber to replace gutters in Pert

Looking for reliable roof plumber to replace gutters in Pert

Hi everyone I'm new to this forum, just recently bought a property and now realise we need to replace the gutters! Anyone know of a reliable (and reasonably priced) roof…

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maidalfod
Apr 04, 2012 10:02 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
4 April 2012

Guttering

Guttering

Pretty much sums it up. A big influence on drainage is the pop, rectangular pops are much narrower and have a greater percentage decrease in width at their narrowest…

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SaveH2O
Apr 04, 2012 12:58 pm
SaveH2O
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doogs82
Apr 04, 2012 11:54 am
steveH_Perth
steveH_Perth
1 April 2012

Cost of painted sand render....

Cost of painted sand render....

Hi I am also in Perth and interested in the cost of rendering boundary fences and finding out the alternatives. Can we do a roll on texture or will it look bad? Steve

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steveH_Perth
Apr 01, 2012 3:52 pm
jodge
jodge
1 April 2012

Australian/metric equivalents for US screw/bolt sizes

Australian/metric equivalents for US screw/bolt sizes

Hello Richard & Keza! Hey Richard, you can buy imperial screws and stuff in Australia. You can go somewhere like Coventry Fasteners and they'll be able to sort you out. …

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jodge
Apr 01, 2012 11:25 am
jodge
Koroboo
Koroboo
8 May 2012

Advice needed re kitchen renovation

Advice needed re kitchen renovation

Hi there, We currently have in our place (soon to be smooshed) full gloss white poly cupboard doors with the u-shaped handle-less top (not shark edge). We find it great,…

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Koroboo
May 08, 2012 4:08 pm
chippy
chippy
31 March 2012

Plastic melts when cutting

Plastic melts when cutting

To cut acrylic with a jigsaw you use a normal fine cut wood blade. If you look at the packet it will tell you what materials it will cut. The other option is a circular…

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chippy
Mar 31, 2012 1:48 pm
chippy
JLD
JLD
31 March 2012

placing an offer on a house

placing an offer on a house

Oh and check what cooling off period applies as not all contracts have a cooling off period.

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JLD
Mar 31, 2012 9:07 am
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
30 March 2012

Breach of contract ,termination by lawyers ,police dispute..

Breach of contract ,termination by lawyers ,police dispute..

oh i am sure many on here will be sooo relieved for you . :z: hope it all gets better from here on…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Mar 30, 2012 3:23 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
29 March 2012

bathroom tiling

bathroom tiling

Hi all just after some thoughts really? My house was built 5 years ago by major builder and have had many issues with the house ranging from sewer pipes, to plaster work a…

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kassan1973
Mar 29, 2012 8:37 pm


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