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Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
5 June 2012

Streaky floors using a steam mop!

Streaky floors using a steam mop!

I was told that using a dash of vinegar in hot water will eliminate most pet smells. However if your puppy or kitten does have an accident on hard floors (usually they…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 05, 2012 11:00 pm
grom40
grom40
5 June 2012

Advice on lifting a convenant?

Advice on lifting a convenant?

Legally speaking a covenant means a formal agreement or promise; in this case they are registered on the Title to your land and, by buying the land, you agree to abide by…

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grom40
Jun 05, 2012 3:51 pm
grom40
building-expert
building-expert
4 June 2012

wrongly invoiced multiple times

wrongly invoiced multiple times

If you are in Victoria and the invoice is from a registered builder you can threaten to make complaint to Building Practitioner Board for builder's breach of professional…

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building-expert
Jun 04, 2012 8:13 pm
building-expert
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
4 June 2012

Back Splashes

Back Splashes

Tiles are cheaper than glass. There is so much variety in styles and colours too. You could also enquire about the laminex vertical panels in the metal finishes....Not…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 04, 2012 8:12 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
4 June 2012

what to organise for moving in

what to organise for moving in

Having just dne the deed I'd recommend getting yourself a post office box for 6 months - cheap as chips (I think i was somewhere around the $60 mark for the p.o. box and…

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cmhamilton
Jun 04, 2012 7:23 pm
barkly
barkly
4 June 2012

Ducted Vac

Ducted Vac

Another 'good' location for an access point to your internal vac system is in the kick rail in your kitchen. I have seen a special opening for this position - can't…

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barkly
Jun 04, 2012 1:26 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
4 June 2012

Wall paint is cracking/peeling

Wall paint is cracking/peeling

A photo would help as your description is a bit vague. Is it solid plaster or plasterboard? If its half way up it may be where the horizontal joins are in the plaster…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 04, 2012 1:19 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
4 June 2012

Discoloured brickwork

Discoloured brickwork

There's a toilet to the left in fact. It could be the water supply to the taps. But it's hard to tell without removing a brick. It's a two…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 04, 2012 1:08 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
4 June 2012

Wardrobe in need of Refurb

Wardrobe in need of Refurb

I think using an electric sander is overkill and asking for trouble, when all you are trying to do is remove any crap on the surface and provide a 'key' for the undercoat…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 04, 2012 12:44 pm
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Uncle Arfur
Jun 04, 2012 12:03 pm
building-expert
building-expert
4 June 2012

Building dispute, expert evidence. This is how it's done.

Building dispute, expert evidence. This is how it's done.

Most of the time I can help diffuse dispute between owner and the builder but sometimes I am called when the dispute is already in VCAT. This was one of the cases where my…

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building-expert
Jun 04, 2012 6:59 am
building-expert
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
3 June 2012

Acrylic Splashbacks w/free standing gas cooker/electric oven

Acrylic Splashbacks w/free standing gas cooker/electric oven

The research I did showed that they would not normally use an acrylic behind a gas stove-top. They would put stainless steel there and acrylic around it.

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theanonyuser
Jun 03, 2012 8:01 pm
rnb design
rnb design
1 June 2012

Beam cross section to span this distance?

Beam cross section to span this distance?

Did your mate tell you that you require a building permit?

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rnb design
Jun 01, 2012 7:45 pm
Servicelocator
Servicelocator
1 June 2012

TV Antenna for The Ponds

TV Antenna for The Ponds

Hi All, Please recommend me a good TV antenna installer for a house in The Ponds NSW? It would be great if you can mention cost for the supply and installation as well.

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Servicelocator
Jun 01, 2012 4:39 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
1 June 2012

Exterior House Colour Help Needed - What Colour Grey?

Exterior House Colour Help Needed - What Colour Grey?

Would love to see that photo of the blue grey house, we are wanting to use a blue grey colour with white trim and…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 01, 2012 3:56 pm
hfwangoz
hfwangoz
1 June 2012

How to select solid timber floor?

How to select solid timber floor?

Thanks. I'm afraid it's beyond my capability to install by myself...

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hfwangoz
Jun 01, 2012 11:56 am
acpn2330
acpn2330
31 May 2012

Land at kellyville ridge

Land at kellyville ridge

Hi all, once again, I am back in the options of buying a a land. There is large level parcel of land a total area of 794.3 m2, registered and ready to go, council approved…

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acpn2330
May 31, 2012 5:17 pm
Michelle
Michelle
31 May 2012

Calling Interior Designers

Calling Interior Designers

The answers to your questions depend on how far you want to go in decorating. Do you want to do it as a hobby for yourself, go into business for yourself, or work for an…

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Michelle
May 31, 2012 3:34 pm
Michelle
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
30 May 2012

Pre-Handover Inspection

Pre-Handover Inspection

You need a mind like a steel trap to get through it all. :lol: At pre-inspection I queried the colour of the bath taps compared to the spout. They were supposed to be almond…

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Treeseachanger
May 30, 2012 8:39 pm
buzza
buzza
30 May 2012

Roads and Drainage - Council problem

Roads and Drainage - Council problem

Just curious how you got on with council. I have a similar problem where stormwater from road/service road flows directly into my land via a concrete drain. Council…

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buzza
May 30, 2012 3:16 pm
Wanderer
Wanderer
30 May 2012

Talavera tiles

Talavera tiles

Does anyone know who sells Talavera tiles in NSW? Cheers Wanderer

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Wanderer
May 30, 2012 10:29 am
trayracer
trayracer
30 May 2012

Conflict between SEPP and LEP/DCP

Conflict between SEPP and LEP/DCP

Dan, I don't know if you already have the answer, and I'm not an expert, but my logic would tell me that SEPP would apply to your existing buildings, i.e. 25sqm would also…

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trayracer
May 30, 2012 1:22 am
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
29 May 2012

Shower tempreture flow problems. Blame game Rheem ,Caroma

Shower tempreture flow problems. Blame game Rheem ,Caroma

I've got an instantaneous gas hot water system which I think is the same type as you and unfortunately I have the same problem with my kitchen mixer tap. It helps a little…

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xxkatxx
May 29, 2012 5:31 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 May 2012

Building on 2 titles

Building on 2 titles

Your solicitor. It is all the legal work concerning adding two titles together and lodging the paperwork with the land titles office. They may or may not want the…

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Stewie D
May 29, 2012 12:40 pm
Skyzie85
Skyzie85
29 May 2012

site works estimate $$$$$$$$$

site works estimate $$$$$$$$$

Ours will be around 35sq total space.

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Skyzie85
May 29, 2012 11:40 am
Vess
Vess
28 May 2012

Questions about Wall and Roof Insulation - Batts, Sarking et

Questions about Wall and Roof Insulation - Batts, Sarking et

Depending on which state your building in, depends what is standard practice. In NSW, it hasn't been common practice to apply foil wall wrap but many do it these days for…

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Vess
May 28, 2012 10:51 pm
barker
barker
28 May 2012

How long for deposit

How long for deposit

we had one week after tender was provided

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barker
May 28, 2012 10:34 pm
barker
acpn2330
acpn2330
28 May 2012

The Ponds - Land Release

The Ponds - Land Release
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi all, once again, I am back in the options of buying a a land. There is large level parcel of land a total area of 794.3 m2, registered and ready to go, council approved…

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acpn2330
May 28, 2012 5:36 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
28 May 2012

Help regarding possible internal water leak.

Help regarding possible internal water leak.

Basically what JB said. It sounds like you are a novice so remove the tap tops and flanges to see if its not done already. If it isnt you will need a cheap silicine gun…

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Uncle Arfur
May 28, 2012 12:25 pm
stormjr
stormjr
28 May 2012

Deceased person connected their phone in my brand new house!

Deceased person connected their phone in my brand new house!

Don't see what Telstra's problem is! :th: When I worked for them I had similar problems from time to time (all rentals!) previous tenants left phone on and new tenants want…

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stormjr
May 28, 2012 11:22 am
travelbug
travelbug
27 May 2012

Renovation Style - Confusion

Renovation Style - Confusion

I think you can pick something nice that won't date too much but yes you need to keep it quite simple. Think of the past- bright yellow benchtops etc. Now it's those sit…

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travelbug
May 27, 2012 10:50 am
hazza ago
hazza ago
26 May 2012

Volume builder re search

Volume builder re search

I"m currently contracting to a large volume builder who last finnacial did 680 homes in n.s.w

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hazza ago
May 26, 2012 11:12 pm
pinknoise
pinknoise
26 May 2012

Converting Batten lights to Down lights

Converting Batten lights to Down lights

How about converting batten lights to pendant lights? are they easy to do? or any ideas how much installation costs? thanks

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pinknoise
May 26, 2012 1:23 pm
Marcoola32
Marcoola32
25 May 2012

tender taking a long time.

tender taking a long time.

Ours was about 5 weeks but they stuffed up a heap in the first tender and we wanted to go to contract stage to received building boost (which ended up getting extended) so…

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Marcoola32
May 25, 2012 2:21 pm
paulw11
paulw11
25 May 2012

solar hot water installers - adequate Insurance

solar hot water installers - adequate Insurance

Hi Have you tried approaching your insurance company - they may be able to handle the claim for you and recover their money from the installers insurance company. Paul

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paulw11
May 25, 2012 2:11 pm
hack
hack
23 May 2012

Electrician Rates

Electrician Rates

OK Lecos what about project work I have been quote $6k for a standard 2 story spec home 26 GPOs 26 lights 2 x 2 way switch tv point 3 phase connection single RCD unit all…

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hack
May 23, 2012 4:37 pm
hack
tengals
tengals
22 May 2012

builders melbourne

builders melbourne

LOL spam, the worst case of it that i have seen in a while no cover up or anything

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tengals
May 22, 2012 10:28 pm
Zarli
Zarli
22 May 2012

Buying Land North of the River

Buying Land North of the River

We bought our land thru LWP - jump onto their website as they handle a fair few estates around Perth

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Zarli
May 22, 2012 9:53 pm
Zarli
ashrey
ashrey
22 May 2012

laminex Diamondgloss on cabinet doors

laminex Diamondgloss on cabinet doors

Thank you so much for your quick responses folks. Is diamond gloss more expensive that crystal gloss or is other way round. So when the builder is quoting me for diamond…

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ashrey
May 22, 2012 8:34 pm
stormjr
stormjr
21 May 2012

Changing Internal Switches

Changing Internal Switches

I would guess it would be about $20-30 to change the switch in labor (give or take), but you would need a few, not just one! As for the saturn switches, how many…

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stormjr
May 21, 2012 11:35 pm
stormjr
stormjr
21 May 2012

Strange Wall Socket Identification

Strange Wall Socket Identification

Same sorry, I get a error, forbidden on the image, can you try again or describe it?

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stormjr
May 21, 2012 11:05 pm
kaindec
kaindec
21 May 2012

Water Leak

Water Leak

Thanks Bashworth, they have had a look and will send a tech with an audio monitor sometime this week. We both think it is a spring of some sort but need to do the process…

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kaindec
May 21, 2012 9:14 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
21 May 2012

needing advice 2 years after home was built maintenance

needing advice 2 years after home was built maintenance

Hi naytahlia, The cornice cracking is common and does not look too bad. Even if you want to chase a builder they will refuse to patch a cornice crack on the corner. If…

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Adam.M
May 21, 2012 7:10 pm
HowieB
HowieB
21 May 2012

Kitchen renovation

Kitchen renovation

If you are handy go to Proform in Malaga and and buy it in flat packs, that's what I did 2-3 years ago, very good to deal with.

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HowieB
May 21, 2012 5:52 pm
akashra
akashra
21 May 2012

peet vs highlands

peet vs highlands

$195 in Highlands for a 14x28 I *think* might be achievable, based on what I paid for a 12.5x28 (I also wanted a 14x28)... there's a sign on the next street down from my…

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akashra
May 21, 2012 4:47 pm
Richard1
Richard1
20 May 2012

Isolation valves and mixers

Isolation valves and mixers

Thanks Arfur - I'd just heard that they were compulsory, but you are correct, this house has isolation valves only on the kitchen & basins.

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Richard1
May 20, 2012 4:13 pm

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