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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 10:07 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 4:23 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 9:37 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
29 March 2012

Internet provider in Wallan?

Internet provider in Wallan?

That is 100% correct - until you have a landline connection TPG cannot work out anything wrt ADSL. TPG are a telstra wholesale reseller but they might not even bother…

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cmhamilton
Mar 29, 2012 6:12 pm
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Matt+Jo
Mar 29, 2012 1:26 am
Matt+Jo
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
28 March 2012

Exposed Aggregate

Exposed Aggregate

You can also tailor your exposed agg colours. There are "ready made" mixes, but you should be able to specify the percentage of coloured or white quartz, basalt, gravel,…

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Treeseachanger
Mar 28, 2012 5:18 pm
ejlees
ejlees
28 March 2012

Outdoor patio to indoor play area - at a QLD kindy (c and k)

Outdoor patio to indoor play area - at a QLD kindy (c and k)

HI there, Slightly random query I know. My son goes to a community kindy (c and k run in part my local members of the community, hence my involvement in this) and the…

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ejlees
Mar 28, 2012 3:03 pm
tengals
tengals
29 March 2012

Glass Fencing

Glass Fencing

I can help you, where are you located?

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tengals
Mar 29, 2012 10:15 am
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
26 March 2012

water meter needs to be raised ??

water meter needs to be raised ??

hrmm i will look into it.... might have to ask some local plumbers

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NEWLYWEDS
Mar 26, 2012 12:26 pm
akashra
akashra
26 March 2012

Soil test results, What does this mean??

Soil test results, What does this mean??

To summarise: "The land on your block is squishy. We're gonna need a bigger boat. Uh, slab". But yeah, basically the soil both absorbs more water than you'd like, and…

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akashra
Mar 26, 2012 11:45 am
building-expert
building-expert
26 March 2012

Salt damp under concrete

Salt damp under concrete

What you are seeing is efflorescence, yes ground salts drying up on the concrete. It is a problem because it should not be happening. Check perimeter of your home and…

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building-expert
Mar 26, 2012 6:03 am
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
26 March 2012

STORM WATER ISSUE

STORM WATER ISSUE

It seems from the photos that you have large garden area at back and the water from that area is getting to the house. You need to put in cut off interceptor drain along…

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building-expert
Mar 26, 2012 5:57 am
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
26 March 2012

Provisional sum of $3,000 for double handling. Proovable?

Provisional sum of $3,000 for double handling. Proovable?

As professionally trained Quantity Surveyor I can tell you that Standard Method of Measurement of rock is in the solid (not when it is broken up and loose). When…

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building-expert
Mar 26, 2012 5:41 am
building-expert
cmooring
cmooring
26 March 2012

Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp
1, 2

Great work. I haven't used it too much myself, but I certainly like what it can do.

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cmooring
Mar 26, 2012 3:08 am
cmooring
ashilleong
ashilleong
25 March 2012

Understanding a covenent

Understanding a covenent

Thanks guys - that clears things up!

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ashilleong
Mar 25, 2012 10:06 am
ashilleong
Mclaren
Mclaren
23 March 2012

Anyone else have 600x600 Polished Porcelain Tiles???

Anyone else have 600x600 Polished Porcelain Tiles???

Good point. This is an email I received from a member of the Tile Council:- Is this surface "haze" on every individual tile? I don't expect you to actually…

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Mclaren
Mar 23, 2012 8:58 am
Mclaren
Shrinivasa
Shrinivasa
22 March 2012

Making first contact - recently bought in Dandelion Street:)

Making first contact - recently bought in Dandelion Street:)
1, 2, 3

Hi All, Bit late in my reply but better late then never :). We are close to handover YAY! we have our PCI walkthrough next thursday. We are building in the ponds and…

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Shrinivasa
Mar 22, 2012 9:14 pm
homeone
homeone
1 April 2012

Newbie here

Newbie here
VIC

Welcome Jeffreyli7! ;)

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homeone
Apr 01, 2012 10:55 am
homeone
Onewheel
Onewheel
22 March 2012

Dining Tables - help

Dining Tables - help
1, 2

Guys, If any of you need any dining suites, lounges beds etc, we found this guy on New Bridge Rd Milperra ( in Sydney ) last Saturday by pure…

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Onewheel
Mar 22, 2012 3:46 pm
McReidy
McReidy
22 March 2012

Adding a downpipe for rainwater - what to use

Adding a downpipe for rainwater - what to use

Great thanks very much for the feedback - much appreciated :)

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McReidy
Mar 22, 2012 8:39 am
McReidy
willcres
willcres
21 March 2012

Good Building Inspector

Good Building Inspector

No problem servicelocator... Do they still charge like I told you or more?

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willcres
Mar 21, 2012 10:11 pm
willcres
humble
humble
21 March 2012

Henley - Tender Update

Henley - Tender Update

If your unhappy walk away. Simple really. Sounds like you should to be honest.

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humble
Mar 21, 2012 7:54 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
21 March 2012

Quick help with render and cladding

Quick help with render and cladding

Oh! that's good, the image is now the right way up. Sorry I can't make it bigger. Also just realised white pearl windows will make the front facade look unbalanced as it…

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Treeseachanger
Mar 21, 2012 6:30 pm
homeperfectionist
homeperfectionist
21 March 2012

Camden Gas Project

Camden Gas Project

Yeah I have heard a lot of things about this since I became aware of it about a year ago. Coal Seam Gas wells (CSG) is what you are talking about. Yes, there is a plan,…

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homeperfectionist
Mar 21, 2012 10:19 am
homeperfectionist
springtime
springtime
21 March 2012

Please help, I need cleaning advice

Please help, I need cleaning advice

Hi, Now that I have your attention, I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to clean wrought iron stair balusters? Handover of our house is hopefully this week, & the…

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springtime
Mar 21, 2012 8:12 am
hfwangoz
hfwangoz
20 March 2012

Extra cost on additional notes after work plan

Extra cost on additional notes after work plan

Provide an ASW2018 window to the side of Dining to accommodate variation 49 (Tender) **Seems ok** Provide a 170mm stepdown to the garage to…

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hfwangoz
Mar 20, 2012 10:26 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 March 2012

Rocks

Rocks

Hi Guys, I'm looking at building a wall out of rocks, doesn't really matter what type but they need to be able to be lifted by myself as I have…

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ECOECO
Mar 20, 2012 11:37 am
ECOECO
D101
D101
20 March 2012

Finding a pest inspector

Finding a pest inspector

Can you suggest anyone in particular?

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D101
Mar 20, 2012 11:19 am
jaskorhov213
jaskorhov213
20 March 2012

Regarding 'the 88B Instrument'

Regarding 'the 88B Instrument'

thanks for the info.. _____________ state…

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jaskorhov213
Mar 20, 2012 1:14 am
Onewheel
Onewheel
19 March 2012

New house, old furniture

New house, old furniture
1, 2

We built our first house 15 years ago (the current one we are in) and only bought a couple of new things, the rest was hand me downs or wedding gifts (2 years earlier).…

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Onewheel
Mar 19, 2012 8:56 pm
kek
kek
19 March 2012

Down lights

Down lights

We have 10 downlights in the kitchen/dining area. I have heard that they are a very energy inefficient means of lighting a room. Can anyone…

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kek
Mar 19, 2012 8:34 pm
kek
Adam.M
Adam.M
18 March 2012

Can our builder refuse an independent inspection

Can our builder refuse an independent inspection
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Excellent! You got what you wanted and maybe another, issues fixed.

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Adam.M
Mar 18, 2012 9:21 pm
richswing
richswing
5 December 2015

Fiberglass Pool in Perth (WA)

Fiberglass Pool in Perth (WA)

2.5 years down the line and still happy with my pool, maintenance has really been easy with the fibre glass pool and salt water chlorination system A couple of weeks a go…

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richswing
Dec 05, 2015 2:28 am
building-expert
building-expert
18 March 2012

Termite Proofing Extension - too many things to do

Termite Proofing Extension - too many things to do

As experienced and accredited timber pest inspector I can tell you that your pestie is spot on and gave you all the right advice. Owning a home has maintenance…

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building-expert
Mar 18, 2012 11:30 am
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
17 March 2012

Bad Builder Advice Needed

Bad Builder Advice Needed

I agree with McKinnon about Building Commission (spot on even if not harsh enough) but if the builder does go bankrupt then you can pursue the insurer. It is not easy to…

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building-expert
Mar 17, 2012 11:49 pm
building-expert
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
17 March 2012

Power cutting out with dryer

Power cutting out with dryer

You can test that easily - either A) plug the dryer into a different socket somewhere else (a good distance away) in the house (you'll need a fair bit of extension cord to…

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cmhamilton
Mar 17, 2012 11:11 am
delatite13
delatite13
15 March 2012

what did you do with all ur packaging boxes after moving in?

what did you do with all ur packaging boxes after moving in?

We have a different theory......keep them for the next build. :D Just starting our 4th owner build and we shifted into the current temporary rental using the same packing…

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delatite13
Mar 15, 2012 10:31 pm
delatite13
Trewman
Trewman
15 March 2012

Fencing issue

Fencing issue
1, 2

You see that's where you're wrong - the fence is common property, the brick wall of a garage is not. Even discounting that fact splitting a…

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Trewman
Mar 15, 2012 8:46 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
15 March 2012

downlight installer costs? Sydney...

downlight installer costs? Sydney...

found one... already been done . top bloke... if anyone in sydney needs an electrician who is up front and doesnt waste anytime shoot me a pm

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NEWLYWEDS
Mar 15, 2012 11:22 am
anddan
anddan
15 March 2012

Allworth Homes tender dates. Have you met the deadline?

Allworth Homes tender dates. Have you met the deadline?
1, 2

There just always seems to be another price rise looming over our heads doesn't there?! Its all part of their plan with the tender periods etc. to put the pressure on and…

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anddan
Mar 15, 2012 12:38 am
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
14 March 2012

passive solar design architecture??

passive solar design architecture??

Mr Chook, Passive solar design starts at the design stage. Site orientation / aspect is your number one driving factor. Drawing up any old set of plans and…

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Pat the draftie
Mar 14, 2012 6:52 pm
Pat the draftie
Twistan
Twistan
13 March 2012

Has anybody got Boral Sydney Red Terracotta roof tiles ?

Has anybody got Boral Sydney Red Terracotta roof tiles ?

Hello, we have just joined this forum because we are desperately seeking contact to people who 1) have got Boral Sydney Red Terracotta Roof Tiles 2) collect drinking water…

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Twistan
Mar 13, 2012 11:17 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
13 March 2012

Approval on Fence

Approval on Fence

If it's on the boundary then it more than likely will need approval - the rule of thumb is usually retaining walls 1m or higher or within 1m of the boundary require…

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cmhamilton
Mar 13, 2012 7:01 pm
kek
kek
13 March 2012

What to do with side of my slab brick or render?

What to do with side of my slab brick or render?

Hi Koz... Is it possible for you to post a photo or two to show exactly what you're dealing with? Some of us are a bit thick... Or maybe it's just me. ::lol::

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kek
Mar 13, 2012 6:04 pm
kek
btherl
btherl
13 March 2012

Next door's survey peg on our land

Next door's survey peg on our land

300mm is a lot! I would get it surveyed. If the peg does turn out to be correct, I'm sure the council and developer will understand and let you change the landscaping…

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btherl
Mar 13, 2012 8:13 am
btherl
rojak1
rojak1
13 March 2012

Neighbour taking the 200mm of our land

Neighbour taking the 200mm of our land
1, 2, 3, 4

Just as a foot note to this saga, something I hadn't thought of previous. How do you go…

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rojak1
Mar 13, 2012 7:53 am
spottydog0
spottydog0
12 March 2012

DA consideration n NSW

DA consideration n NSW

Thanks Variegated, Council won't answer my question and just say submit. I can't see it failing but the problem is I have a rather argumentative neighbour who has far to…

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spottydog0
Mar 12, 2012 9:50 pm


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