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Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
18 February 2012

Wardrobes companies

Wardrobes companies

We had Wallspan/Kitchen Connection to our wardrobes and we are thrilled with them. They often have specials like free installation or…

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 18, 2012 5:27 am
Disbride
Disbride
16 February 2012

Can you please help me?

Can you please help me?

There's nothing wrong with female painters - I work in real estate property managing, and I've found that the females tend to pay more attention to detail. The main…

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Disbride
Feb 16, 2012 12:55 pm
Disbride
xya
xya
14 February 2012

Newbie to renovation - random questions

Newbie to renovation - random questions

Hahaha... thanks James, should have guessed it's not the bread that Uncle Arfur was referring to

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xya
Feb 14, 2012 5:19 pm
kyton
kyton
14 February 2012

Refund of Deposit amount - CHANGED!!!

Refund of Deposit amount - CHANGED!!!

Foundation - you will get more replies if you only post your request / question once.

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kyton
Feb 14, 2012 1:18 pm
kyton
Mclaren
Mclaren
14 February 2012

Built in entertainment unit

Built in entertainment unit

I have always really liked this one at Rikster's house :)

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Mclaren
Feb 14, 2012 9:41 am
Mclaren
Shagy
Shagy
14 February 2012

Forest/Rainforest

Forest/Rainforest

Before starting this project you should research more about rain forest…

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Shagy
Feb 14, 2012 4:00 am
james_d
james_d
13 February 2012

Intantaneous hot water, controllers versus tempering valves

Intantaneous hot water, controllers versus tempering valves

I am wondering if anyone can answer this... We are planning to have Rinnai instantaneous hot water in our new house. They also sell…

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james_d
Feb 13, 2012 7:58 am
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tygwyn
Feb 13, 2012 6:10 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
11 February 2012

Home theatre

Home theatre

Hi There, May want to consider making the lounge dual purpose and spend on decent block out, drop down screen and the kit that would have gone into the "shed" build. …

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AussieMark
Feb 11, 2012 11:53 am
mickyjb
mickyjb
11 February 2012

Where do I get a detailed electrical plan for a new house

Where do I get a detailed electrical plan for a new house

Hi, I've just had an elelctrical plan done with HS Reflections (Malaga), free of charge, but you do need to book. I found them to be very good, not pushy and give you a…

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mickyjb
Feb 10, 2012 11:43 pm
jayw
jayw
10 February 2012

$$ of HITTING ROCK - Need URGENT Help/Advice/Info

$$ of HITTING ROCK - Need URGENT Help/Advice/Info

Sorry - should have written, if specified in the contract. Some builders will operate with a standard HIA or MBA, others will do their own or modify an existing one. At…

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jayw
Feb 10, 2012 3:46 pm
jayw
jj1
jj1
10 February 2012

Building Contract

Building Contract

We must have been lucky with our Builder, a couple of months of how much to ? etcetc. They would send a variation with the cost of the How much to ? We accumulated a few…

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jj1
Feb 10, 2012 8:09 am
RocksInHead
RocksInHead
9 February 2012

Owner builder insurance - bushfire cover

Owner builder insurance - bushfire cover

Are you OB'ing the whole build but sub-contracting out the first part to lock up? If so, I would strongly recommend getting a good look at your builders insurance policy…

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RocksInHead
Feb 09, 2012 9:09 pm
fireflies
fireflies
9 February 2012

Websites for research Air-Conditioners and Dishwashers

Websites for research Air-Conditioners and Dishwashers

If you want to compare energy efficiency then try the Alternative Technology website at www.ata.org.au, otherwise, like the others, Choice

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fireflies
Feb 09, 2012 8:48 pm
Buttercup
Buttercup
9 February 2012

Neighbour wants to remove our fence

Neighbour wants to remove our fence

I sent an email to the builder and neighbour outlaying my concerns. The builder has responded and said they re-examined the plan and won't need to…

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Buttercup
Feb 09, 2012 8:30 pm
Buttercup
jayw
jayw
9 February 2012

Internal wall cracks in 1.5 years old home

Internal wall cracks in 1.5 years old home

Not sure where your located but Structerre (engineering firm in WA) have a really good reference card which is the size of a business card, and shows a gauge you put up…

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jayw
Feb 09, 2012 6:11 pm
jayw
mandv
mandv
8 February 2012

Maintenance of Hume timber front door

Maintenance of Hume timber front door

hi out of curioisty how long have you had the front door for? is it exposed to the elements (do you have a front porch?) as i am just wondering if i may have to carry out…

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mandv
Feb 08, 2012 7:09 am
newbeginings
newbeginings
7 February 2012

Retaining Walll - Recommendations Please

Retaining Walll - Recommendations Please

Thanks chrisandkate, We are wanting the most cost effective wall we can have. Its going to be quite large, hence cost us a small fortune. We are in the processes of…

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newbeginings
Feb 07, 2012 12:34 pm
mospintrap66
mospintrap66
6 February 2012

External wall cladding, rendered EPS

External wall cladding, rendered EPS

I am at the early stage of owner-building a 2-story house in Melbourne, and have pretty much chosen EPS boards with render for external wall claddings. My challenges at…

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mospintrap66
Feb 06, 2012 1:24 pm
umk
umk
6 February 2012

Suggestions / guidance please.

Suggestions / guidance please.

I have a house in Glen Waverley on a 700 sq. mts corner block of land. I am thinking of pulling down the house and building 2 town houses or 2 units or 1 townhouse and 1…

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umk
Feb 06, 2012 1:15 pm
mickeyc
mickeyc
5 February 2012

What to do with converted courtyard??

What to do with converted courtyard??

Correct Uncle Arfur, although the previous owner had a property inspection carried out when they purchased the property 12 month ago, a copy of which they provided us when…

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mickeyc
Feb 05, 2012 8:01 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
5 February 2012

New garage/shed – door and slab options?

New garage/shed – door and slab options?

will have to check but I think the sliders just hang, no track on bottom I believe there was a botton track that regularly filled with…

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 05, 2012 5:28 pm
excited
excited
5 February 2012

What are you most looking forward to?

What are you most looking forward to?
1, 2, 3, 4

:: Great idea to revive this thread Eiffel I can't wait to have my wardrobe in my room, My place is very small so just having the space and storage is going to be…

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excited
Feb 05, 2012 10:46 am
excited
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 February 2012

Balustrade glass broken into pieces - New home

Balustrade glass broken into pieces - New home

Nerd? Haha.. No it's just stuff I have to know to do what I do...

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ECOECO
Feb 04, 2012 12:49 pm
ECOECO
MrZebra
MrZebra
3 February 2012

Help please - Canvas Outdoor Blinds

Help please - Canvas Outdoor Blinds

I just installed a canvas awning blind on my kitchen window (except its not actually canvas, but a synthetic material that apparently holds up better to the weather). …

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MrZebra
Feb 03, 2012 7:18 am

What would look nice would be a long window on either side with the vanity mirror on the wall in the middle - if you are going to the expense of rendering etc it seems…

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Mclaren
Feb 02, 2012 8:41 am
Mclaren
melfordgurl
melfordgurl
1 February 2012

Curtains/Hollands/Rollers/Shutters - Where to buy

Curtains/Hollands/Rollers/Shutters - Where to buy

Yep, I got a few samples sent to me from blindsonline.com.au and they sent them out straight away. Their costs seem ok, but the only thing that worries me is the fact I…

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melfordgurl
Feb 01, 2012 7:33 pm
paulw11
paulw11
1 February 2012

Lighting options in Double Garage

Lighting options in Double Garage

Hi You can get the same sort of movement sensor that is often used with outside lights installed. Paul

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paulw11
Feb 01, 2012 12:48 pm
btherl
btherl
1 February 2012

Soil level againt house - do i need to fix?

Soil level againt house - do i need to fix?

I also think you need to fix it. The weep holes are there for a reason. A landscaper is probably the right person to ask about fixing it, drainage is one of the main…

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btherl
Feb 01, 2012 9:35 am
btherl
AE86
AE86
31 January 2012

Problem with retaining wall - no certification done

Problem with retaining wall - no certification done

in Vic anything over 1 mtr needs a permit, if it is closer to boundary than it is high you need a permit, anything over 1 mtr or close to…

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AE86
Jan 31, 2012 6:52 pm
~sandra
~sandra
31 January 2012

RESIDENTS OF ESPERANCE ESTATE BEWARE!!!!

RESIDENTS OF ESPERANCE ESTATE BEWARE!!!!

::angry:: ::angry:: ::angry:: ::angry:: ::angry:: ::angry:: ::angry:: Hi Guys, It has been a while since I have posted anything here. Busy with the house and life i guess. Anyway.. I would just like to…

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~sandra
Jan 31, 2012 4:57 pm
yvette72
yvette72
31 January 2012

Regional and Rural

Regional and Rural

we love the freedom of acreage not having to be close to our neighbours like in sydney it is great really.our neighbours are a long away away which I love thought when we…

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yvette72
Jan 31, 2012 6:52 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
31 January 2012

Painting old cladding

Painting old cladding

I haven't used that product, but IF you have doubts call into a paint Trade Depot (NOT Bunnings) and ask. Have you tested by rubbing with metho to make sure its oil based…

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Uncle Arfur
Jan 31, 2012 1:32 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
31 January 2012

Bathroom Renovation - Sydney

Bathroom Renovation - Sydney

Can anyone recommend a reasonable builder? I went into a bathroom specialist and they quoted 17K which is very expensive for a small…

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Uncle Arfur
Jan 31, 2012 1:03 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
30 January 2012

Golf course properties

Golf course properties

I'm pretty sure the value will go up considering they will be selling very small blocks at a very high price. And I would put a little more thought in to some comments…

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chrisandkate
Jan 30, 2012 8:18 am
Eager
Eager
29 January 2012

Terrazzo step?

Terrazzo step?

At least I think it's terrazzo.Front door step red in colour with white chips in it. Just wondering how difficult it would be to replace with…

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Eager
Jan 29, 2012 3:31 pm
Eager
KTKTKT
KTKTKT
28 January 2012

Hot Water Systems - Recommendations/Advice

Hot Water Systems - Recommendations/Advice

Thanks Charnley. Good luck with your solar research. Kt

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KTKTKT
Jan 28, 2012 7:26 pm
shellbelle
shellbelle
26 January 2012

Show me your Mocha Bricks...... please

Show me your Mocha Bricks...... please

Thanks Chatz :-) that was a big help and i loved reading your blog :-)

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shellbelle
Jan 26, 2012 2:38 pm
Tome
Tome
26 January 2012

Cost for sandstone tiling - being ripped off??

Cost for sandstone tiling - being ripped off??

I am a tiler/coper/paver and would do it for $65 per square meter, glue and grout included, providing it has a concrete slab and its within northern side of melbourne,…

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Tome
Jan 26, 2012 12:44 am
Tome
Tome
Tome
26 January 2012

Mortar testing

Mortar testing

It shouldnt be coming off with rubbing it with your fingers, mortar is made up of sand and cement, it may need to cure longer, how long did it cure for before the rub test?

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Tome
Jan 26, 2012 12:28 am
Tome
Tome
Tome
26 January 2012

Is this a fair price to paint interior steel window?

Is this a fair price to paint interior steel window?

Sounds like a good price for painting 3 window frames and windows including replacing the fly screen, general rule of thumb is to get 3 quotes. ps.. how long did he say…

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Tome
Jan 26, 2012 12:16 am
Tome
Tome
Tome
26 January 2012

verandah not as planned.photos!what to do? update new photos

verandah not as planned.photos!what to do? update new photos
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Nothing wrong with asking what you paid for, no more and no less.

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Tome
Jan 26, 2012 12:01 am
Tome
Leamary
Leamary
25 January 2012

Skytube in BAL 12.5

Skytube in BAL 12.5

I have had a look around the forums but can't find anything that relates to our problem. We included a couple of solartubes in our plans and are now at the beginning of…

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Leamary
Jan 25, 2012 10:22 pm
marastar
marastar
25 January 2012

fixing things to an appartment ceiling

fixing things to an appartment ceiling

I am trying to find a way to hang things from the ceiling for my babys room. I live in a 70's built unit block in Sydney. Not sure what the roof is made from. I thought…

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marastar
Jan 25, 2012 10:00 pm
hard_aground
hard_aground
25 January 2012

in deep water?

in deep water?

hello and thanks for your comments i build traditional timber yachts. so i have the skills to build a house. however i will most probably get…

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hard_aground
Jan 25, 2012 8:05 pm
Stormy
Stormy
25 January 2012

Henley Emperor 45 - Structural Facade Changes

Henley Emperor 45 - Structural Facade Changes

Hi Ilias, 3 years ago when I went through the process, Henley wouldn't let us change the facade at all. All I wanted to add was rendered mouldings around the exterior…

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Stormy
Jan 25, 2012 8:03 pm
Stormy
steveandmary
steveandmary
24 January 2012

complete fitout & fixtures checklist

complete fitout & fixtures checklist

Hi, I am new to this forum and we are about to start a big reno of out 1950's nightmare... I dont want to reinvent the wheel, and I am a huge fan of lists so I was trying…

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steveandmary
Jan 24, 2012 3:49 pm
RocksInHead
RocksInHead
23 January 2012

ADSL Broadband

ADSL Broadband

Hi Laz Not everyone at Tel$tra knows their stuff. Not knowing your exact address, I can only do an approximate area search. As the crow flies, your estate is only 2kms…

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RocksInHead
Jan 23, 2012 2:21 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
23 January 2012

Retaining wall

Retaining wall

What kind of wall? I had a gal steel post and treated pine sleeper wall done by DAVNIC. Dave did a really good job. Wall had to be as per engineers design and he did it…

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chrisandkate
Jan 23, 2012 9:08 am


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