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zozo
zozo
27 October 2012

Laundry flooded - advice on damage?

Laundry flooded - advice on damage?

We had a weird bubbling sound that hubby didn't think much of but I made him write it down in the 3 month check. Some time later the laundry flooded. The problem? A…

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zozo
Oct 27, 2012 9:49 pm
Nessa44
Nessa44
27 October 2012

Newbie building in Perth

Newbie building in Perth

Ooh, I guess there are not many people out there building a house behind a house, getting kinda lonely in here........ :lol:

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Nessa44
Oct 27, 2012 5:23 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 October 2012

Fix out gun

Fix out gun

Fix out usually means doing the finish carpentry after the gyprocker has done all the walls and ceilings and the tiler has tiled all the wet areas. He'll be fitting all…

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Stewie D
Oct 27, 2012 2:58 pm
ANTHRAXXX
ANTHRAXXX
26 October 2012

HELP - Wood screening on Limestone Block Wall

HELP - Wood screening on Limestone Block Wall

Hello, Have recently added a limestone block wall out the front of the house, with 2-block high pillars every 2mtrs. I've bought some Modwood screen boards to install as…

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ANTHRAXXX
Oct 26, 2012 10:36 am
AC27
AC27
25 October 2012

RETAINING WALLS

RETAINING WALLS
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The police can't do anything the only thing he can do is sell his debt to a debt collecter or take you to court himself. And unless you have an email or written in writing…

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AC27
Oct 25, 2012 8:43 pm
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shellbelle
Nov 08, 2012 8:41 pm
Lilac
Lilac
23 October 2012

Bulkhead Advice PLEASE.

Bulkhead Advice PLEASE.

Thanks - that sounds great and I so wish we could do all that but at the stage we're at, they will hit us big time to make those changes, especially adding the kitchen…

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Lilac
Oct 23, 2012 8:33 pm
Cherie
Cherie
23 October 2012

Building & Home Improvement Expo

Building & Home Improvement Expo

So for daily laminate floor cleaning, what would you recommend? just warm water, without saturating the floor?

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Cherie
Oct 23, 2012 7:58 pm
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Saint Mike
Oct 21, 2012 7:10 pm
Saint Mike
dave-
dave-
21 October 2012

Which gas instantaneous hot water system?

Which gas instantaneous hot water system?

Current unit is rated at 26lpm (when it works) but not sure at what temp and has suited my needs (when it worked) so I'm sure then rinnai 26 units will be fine.

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dave-
Oct 21, 2012 5:41 pm

Thank you to all who came down and purchased the yummy treats at the CWA stall this morning. Our CWA raised $501.50 for Laurimar Girls Night In, all proceeds going…

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Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
building-expert
building-expert
21 October 2012

Anyone have recent experience at VCAT for damages claim?

Anyone have recent experience at VCAT for damages claim?

The intermediate step between VCAT claim and the hearing is the compulsory mediation. That is a good opportunity to get a negotiated settlement but you have to be well…

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building-expert
Oct 21, 2012 2:21 pm
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
21 October 2012

HIA contract question

HIA contract question

the law in victoria will allow you to end a contract if the build time is excessive. bit hard to say with what you provide but domestic building…

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building-expert
Oct 21, 2012 8:54 am
building-expert
leighton
leighton
21 October 2012

Help! What is my right as a consumer when dealing w/ Builder

Help! What is my right as a consumer when dealing w/ Builder

a re-read makes me think about the actual words used. they are so important. one has to read them and try and understand. if someone says, it doesnt matter, well, then, i…

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leighton
Oct 21, 2012 7:42 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
21 October 2012

Building on steep block

Building on steep block

i dont think it is so hard if you get the right builder. read my article about building on sloping sites. if you want to more let me know. i love helping people build on…

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leighton
Oct 21, 2012 7:33 am
leighton
snufl
snufl
19 October 2012

Moving granite top vanity - need advice

Moving granite top vanity - need advice

Some granite is quite strong and others break very easily. Yours looks like it dosen't have many veins so it might be ok but a stonemason would…

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snufl
Oct 19, 2012 6:21 am
Lex
Lex
18 October 2012

Weird, weird noise in (I think) gas pipes

Weird, weird noise in (I think) gas pipes

Nope. It's been fairly quiet recently, but I'm not always in the house when it's windy, so don't really understand. On a related note, we do have water hammer that also…

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Lex
Oct 18, 2012 9:13 pm
Lex
free will
free will
18 October 2012

Finding housing during renovation

Finding housing during renovation

Have you considered a kennel for the dogs for six weeks? Or a pet minding service to go to your existing house if you have a secure area for the dog. Or a friend to look…

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free will
Oct 18, 2012 8:00 pm
Allisonw
Allisonw
18 October 2012

Leaking Bathroom, Mould Growing, I need assistance

Leaking Bathroom, Mould Growing, I need assistance

Good Afternoon all, Got a bit of a story but really need some help..... 7 Yrs ago, built a home and lived in it for 6years years before moving in with my partner and using…

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Allisonw
Oct 18, 2012 2:36 pm
Charnley
Charnley
18 October 2012

Rinnai Infinity water controllers

Rinnai Infinity water controllers

Hi Liliana Rinnai do supply remote controllers for some of their models so people doing renos etc can also have controllers. Check if this applies to your system and…

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Charnley
Oct 18, 2012 10:27 am
Charnley
Lourance
Lourance
18 October 2012

Replacing Bosh 16h to Rinai 26

Replacing Bosh 16h to Rinai 26

Hi there is a live threed that may help you . http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=60209

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Lourance
Oct 18, 2012 4:32 am
Daedalus
Daedalus
17 October 2012

25 courses = how many mm?

25 courses = how many mm?

Thanks everyone for your responses - i think i should just be able to squeeze my prado in. it sats at 1950mm in height and our opening is approx 2110mm

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Daedalus
Oct 17, 2012 10:06 am
Daedalus
Liliana
Liliana
17 October 2012

Gas hws dripping water - is this normal?

Gas hws dripping water - is this normal?

Just to finish this story off for anyone in a similar situation - Rinnai came back to me about the installation. They weren't concerned about the position of the power…

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Liliana
Oct 17, 2012 6:57 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
16 October 2012

Repairing split plastic

Repairing split plastic

It comes down to what type of plastic it is and how much the device is worth. There are people who do plastic repairs and they will be able to identify the plastic and…

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SaveH2O
Oct 16, 2012 7:40 pm
SaveH2O
fifteensixty
fifteensixty
16 October 2012

Internal door auto close mechanism

Internal door auto close mechanism

I am after info on who might i be able to source such a product. I have seen them used in the McDonald Jones display homes but i cannot find a source in australia except…

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fifteensixty
Oct 16, 2012 2:59 pm
fifteensixty
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
16 October 2012

Ways to make more space

Ways to make more space

Hi McReidy... We are in a similar situation - only have 3 bedrooms with 2 kids and constantly trying to figure out how to get more space. We too are toying with the idea…

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How Hard Can it Be
Oct 16, 2012 11:45 am
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
15 October 2012

Top 10 most burgled suburbs in Melbourne

Top 10 most burgled suburbs in Melbourne

Turn off GPS when taking photos, especially when there are children in the field of vision, so as not to give away your exact location. Burglars and paedophiles may be…

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zeitgeber
Oct 15, 2012 5:41 pm
zeitgeber
jamian
jamian
15 October 2012

Storm Damage - Roofing

Storm Damage - Roofing

Thanks everyone - got another quote $18K - seems more reasonable :)

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jamian
Oct 15, 2012 11:54 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
15 October 2012

Which Electricity Company to use?

Which Electricity Company to use?

That may be common in this industry :( I might be more careful when considering the exit fees from the contract, they are normally $20 or $30 for most providers...

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theanonyuser
Oct 15, 2012 11:11 am
newbeginings
newbeginings
15 October 2012

Lawyer for Building Dispute

Lawyer for Building Dispute

Hi MyHome1, We are also in dispute with our builder and currently going through VCAT. We are using a solicitor who specialises in building disputes. Its not a cheap…

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newbeginings
Oct 15, 2012 10:31 am
tengals
tengals
15 October 2012

Henley Emperor 45

Henley Emperor 45
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coming along nicely

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tengals
Oct 15, 2012 8:42 am
SmithiesWife
SmithiesWife
14 October 2012

Boral Sampler

Boral Sampler

That does look quite fun! The builder we are going with doesn't have Boral listed as their preferred supplier but I guess if the bricks are similar colours or finishes…

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SmithiesWife
Oct 14, 2012 2:27 pm
ownerbuilder2012
ownerbuilder2012
13 October 2012

CUBBY HOUSE IDEAS

CUBBY HOUSE IDEAS

You might be interested with this: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.333582103363457.93233.156549691066700&type=3

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ownerbuilder2012
Oct 13, 2012 4:14 pm
Crystally
Crystally
13 October 2012

UTF laminate flooring

UTF laminate flooring

We are considering having the UTF Timpressions flooring in our home and i have come across this thread and am very concerned now. Has anyone else had this flooring…

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Crystally
Oct 13, 2012 2:52 pm
leighton
leighton
12 October 2012

Can you contest Permit Conditions which aren't met?

Can you contest Permit Conditions which aren't met?

these arguments must be run before settlement. maybe a bit unfair but you have settled and going back to the vendor is not, in my opinion, an option. sorry mate.

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leighton
Oct 12, 2012 8:24 pm
leighton
Team PD
Team PD
12 October 2012

New Porter Davis Display Centre at Mernda - Opens October 13

New Porter Davis Display Centre at Mernda - Opens October 13

Don’t miss the latest Porter Davis has to offer as our brand new Display Centre 'Berry Lane', Mintbush Grange, Mernda opens its doors for the first time tomorrow 13…

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Team PD
Oct 12, 2012 12:53 pm
Team PD
chris0189
chris0189
10 October 2012

Recommend Floor Tiler - Perth (Success)

Recommend Floor Tiler - Perth (Success)

Hi enelya! I'm using Stonehenge ceramics in Port Kennedy. I'm sure they'll be happy to give you a quote

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chris0189
Oct 10, 2012 12:22 am
leighton
leighton
9 October 2012

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Consumer Affairs Victoria
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to be perfectly frank, i think the Building Commission would have a different view. i have seen professional reports that if anything are biased toward the owner. not many…

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leighton
Oct 09, 2012 7:34 pm
leighton
Zinner
Zinner
9 October 2012

Phone line running across two properties - maintanance Q

Phone line running across two properties - maintanance Q

In my old place we had a notice from council that required us to clear all the tree branches from around all of the wires coming from our property (including phone) by at…

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Zinner
Oct 09, 2012 11:45 am
Michelle
Michelle
6 October 2012

White pebbles - any way to make them 'stick'

White pebbles - any way to make them 'stick'

I had gardens with white pebbles at my last house, the birds were the worst with them. scattered them everywhere. None at my reno. Good luck :D

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Michelle
Oct 06, 2012 5:15 pm
Michelle
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
5 October 2012

Truganina - on a tight 350k budget

Truganina - on a tight 350k budget

I'd try to get cheap land and allow more of your budget for the house. Your budget is definitely doable; we're building with Plantat!on/Henley and they have a great…

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MalinViktoria
Oct 05, 2012 8:43 pm
MalinViktoria
kassan1973
kassan1973
5 October 2012

Home Theatre / Pool Room

Home Theatre / Pool Room

A 4000x4000 room is 16 square meters. A theater room is classed as a habitable room therefore it must have %10 of the floor area for windows and %5 of the floor area must…

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kassan1973
Oct 05, 2012 5:41 pm
darkfangel
darkfangel
5 October 2012

Project research about owner-builders

Project research about owner-builders

Thanks for the PM! It has definitely help me (and my fellow teammates) with our thesis! Good luck with your project!…

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darkfangel
Oct 05, 2012 3:06 pm
Crystally
Crystally
4 October 2012

Urban edge Qld

Urban edge Qld

Hi Alice We have just given UE our first deposit so it looks like we will be building with them. We are building the Autern 005 here in Melbourne. So far the experience…

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Crystally
Oct 04, 2012 9:39 pm
kek
kek
4 October 2012

Developers and Boundary Fencing Contributuion

Developers and Boundary Fencing Contributuion

It's becoming more common for developers to wriggle out of paying for fences on land that they own by adding a clause to sale contracts. I don't know whether that stands…

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kek
Oct 04, 2012 6:54 pm
kek
leighton
leighton
4 October 2012

HIA Contract - Contract Period Start Date? Help!

HIA Contract - Contract Period Start Date? Help!

reckon DKP is right. read the contract. it says time starts later even if job starts earlier. that is what it says. leighton at clark new homes

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leighton
Oct 04, 2012 5:35 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
4 October 2012

Close to getting a permit and changing draftsman?

Close to getting a permit and changing draftsman?

agree with tiljilpi but if the first guy hasnt done proper working drawings then re-drawing might not be such a big thing. some planning drawings are so basic, and sounds…

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leighton
Oct 04, 2012 5:07 am
leighton

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