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CA3105
CA3105
19 December 2011

Duplex Site

Duplex Site

The answer is "how long is a piece of string" - unfortunately there is no definite answer to your question. As you mentioned, you've received quotes between 450 and 700,…

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CA3105
Dec 19, 2011 9:35 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
20 December 2011

Independant building reports

Independant building reports
NSW

thanks guys, im sure it will be eventually sorted... spoke to the ss about so we will see what happens.

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NEWLYWEDS
Dec 20, 2011 6:17 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 December 2011

Please share your experience

Please share your experience

With an architect you will get exactly what you ask for but its likely to cost more or be smaller than an equivalent sized show house. its also more likely to be designed…

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bashworth
Dec 19, 2011 5:21 pm
bashworth
Geste
Geste
19 December 2011

Bonuses

Bonuses

Hey AubinGroveFan.... we may be building in the same area .. if you are…

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Geste
Dec 19, 2011 3:39 pm
anise
anise
19 December 2011

Prestart - upgrade cornice?

Prestart - upgrade cornice?

Yes, it's something you can do at pre-start. We're in WA and upgrading from standard profile cornices to…

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anise
Dec 19, 2011 1:03 pm
anise
anise
anise
19 December 2011

Oh dear, the choices....

Oh dear, the choices....

Congratulations ::lol:: I hear you. I obsessed (still am) for months... so so many decisions. I also wondered about hiring an interior designer but figured in the end it…

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anise
Dec 19, 2011 12:59 pm
anise
Alex
Alex
19 December 2011

Burwood Blue bricks discontinued, similar bricks required

Burwood Blue bricks discontinued, similar bricks required

Hi guys, I'm about to start a new build in February and have been advised that the Nubrik 'Burwood Blue' brick that we had selected is no longer in production. My builder…

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Alex
Dec 19, 2011 12:40 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 December 2011

downpipes ?

downpipes ?

In very heavy rain ( a storm with a return period of more than 2 years) it is unlikely the underground drainage system pipes will cope with the flow. Its better for you…

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bashworth
Dec 19, 2011 10:43 am
bashworth
kassan1973
kassan1973
19 December 2011

Studs under an LVL

Studs under an LVL

Sorry the post was regarding a sliding door opening, and the comment regards to cut studs in load bearing int wall

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kassan1973
Dec 19, 2011 8:55 am
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
19 December 2011

Allam Property Group

Allam Property Group

Can see why some of those things are appealing to you and cutting down on travel time would be a huge bonus to your DH. Don't be put off by my comments if this type of…

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HappyCamper_au
Dec 19, 2011 8:42 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
19 December 2011

Issues with Damp

Issues with Damp

I cant see any damp course membrane above the paving, suggesting they have raised the paving above it allowing moisture to bridge the membrane and enter the wall. If this…

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 19, 2011 4:36 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
19 December 2011

Fitness room and pergola - what will council need?

Fitness room and pergola - what will council need?

Ask your local council Building Approval Dept what they actually require, which I suggest will include fully detailed drawings of the structure and building site,…

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 19, 2011 4:25 am
kassan1973
kassan1973
18 December 2011

cracks in a new home

cracks in a new home

If you look on the BCA website they have a listing od whatis required regarding paintwork/plaster/ tiling etc. Has notes like paint should not flake peel or blister within…

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kassan1973
Dec 18, 2011 6:11 pm

We had very terrible experience with Urban Edge, as they didn't meet their contractual agreement We are taking Class Action against this builder, please Share you…

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Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
andy the pm
andy the pm
22 February 2012

Help!!! Integrated dishwasher nightmare…

Help!!! Integrated dishwasher nightmare…

thanks for sharing you can check the solution of your problem at this link : it has worked for me hope it will work you tooo.

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andy the pm
Feb 22, 2012 12:00 pm
DanielleD
DanielleD
17 December 2011

FIBREGLASS POOL RENOVATION...COUNTRY W.A

FIBREGLASS POOL RENOVATION...COUNTRY W.A

After any information regarding re-furbishing a fibreglass pool in country WA (160 kms SE Perth). Pool approx 8.5 x 4m kidney shaped, wanting to know approx cost for a…

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DanielleD
Dec 17, 2011 1:26 pm
Kaytee
Kaytee
17 December 2011

Help with exterior colour scheme - any suggestions please?

Help with exterior colour scheme - any suggestions please?

If you are rendering the whole front, I would do a dark colour on the wall with the 2 windows and a lighter colour on the door and garage wall. Use the Jasper for garage,…

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Kaytee
Dec 17, 2011 10:07 am
Kaytee
little-alopex
little-alopex
16 December 2011

Questionable Ceiling

Questionable Ceiling

Thanks for the help guys. :) I'll take what you've said onboard. But this week I couldn't see any movement at all really. It was a really noticable difference. I haven't…

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little-alopex
Dec 16, 2011 7:59 am
qonyx
qonyx
15 December 2011

What would you think if a Costco went up in your area?

What would you think if a Costco went up in your area?

thanks guys..generally i like shopping there but don't like the massive crowds that come on the weekends. I guess having them close will help us to be able to get there…

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qonyx
Dec 15, 2011 9:47 pm
qonyx
sleven
sleven
15 December 2011

Claw Baths

Claw Baths

Not sure about where you can get it dipped. However these guys may have a new one... pretty reasonably priced for most of the stuff in their store... at least a third…

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sleven
Dec 15, 2011 8:41 pm
sleven
grom40
grom40
15 December 2011

unpaid subies after landscaper went broke

unpaid subies after landscaper went broke

As said previously: the fencer is a sub-sub-contractor and, as such, have not entered into any agreement directly with you. They should be chasing the landscaping company…

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grom40
Dec 15, 2011 9:55 am
grom40
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 December 2011

Financial Health of a Builder

Financial Health of a Builder

Run a credit check on them. If you are getting a mortgage for the house then your bank or financial institution should be able to assist in this regard. In NSW you can go…

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Stewie D
Dec 13, 2011 10:14 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
12 December 2011

Fence help: Question about share of fencing costs

Fence help: Question about share of fencing costs

BEST GET THE BOOKLET FROM YOUR COUNCIL. Different laws apply to different reasons for fencing. New fence shared costs need 3 quotes,old fence that is not considered a…

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kerry-ann
Dec 12, 2011 10:20 pm
Lex
Lex
12 December 2011

Spotted gum staircase with painted risers

Spotted gum staircase with painted risers

We have them, we love them, they are simply gorgeous and one of the best items in the house ::kissed:: Ours are maple treads, white risers, white painted handrail and black iron…

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Lex
Dec 12, 2011 9:20 pm
Lex
cyclops6
cyclops6
12 December 2011

Roofing problem - joining old to extension

Roofing problem - joining old to extension

I agree stewie, but since first posting this the power of the throne and I have been in discussion and have decided to do a separate building linked with a small walkway.…

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cyclops6
Dec 12, 2011 8:07 am
rojak1
rojak1
12 December 2011

Little Spiders

Little Spiders

15 / day is not a lot, i found > 15 under door mat alone. they are all going crazy this year. i bought the new raidmax surface outdoor perimeter spray from coles, the one…

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rojak1
Dec 12, 2011 8:04 am
ngrant
ngrant
11 December 2011

W R Engineering (ACT) - Dont go near them - Help pls. !!!

W R Engineering (ACT) - Dont go near them - Help pls. !!!

Hey Guys I'm posting here to give people the heads up about a company in the ACT who we have won a judgement against & then still wont "pay" up. W R Engineering were…

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ngrant
Dec 11, 2011 12:15 pm
Green Ridge
Green Ridge
11 December 2011

Recomending Wall removalist in perth

Recomending Wall removalist in perth

what area are you in i might be able to help

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Green Ridge
Dec 11, 2011 12:18 am
Casa2
Casa2
10 December 2011

only getting 100 volts instead of 240

only getting 100 volts instead of 240

Yep, let's leave everyone in the dark.

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Casa2
Dec 10, 2011 11:04 am
Jazzy4
Jazzy4
9 December 2011

Fencing guy no-show after deposit.. What are our options !?

Fencing guy no-show after deposit.. What are our options !?
1, 2

If you transferred the money into his account , go into the bank and request they submit a reversal. Ive Paid for advertising for my company and then got stuffed…

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Jazzy4
Dec 09, 2011 10:50 pm
lamb
lamb
8 December 2011

What do you Love.... and Hate about your Home

What do you Love.... and Hate about your Home

This is a bit of fun but also very interesting... We have been in our new house for 8 months it's only small and we are only here for a short time as we are currently…

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lamb
Dec 08, 2011 10:37 pm
Casa2
Casa2
8 December 2011

wrong survey

wrong survey

I don't understand this "found excess land" that can be taken up. Sounds like there was some land that didn't belong to anyone and it was there for the taking! Surely…

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Casa2
Dec 08, 2011 7:27 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 December 2011

Rendering over render?

Rendering over render?

That would be pretty easy to do then even for a DIYer. Normal sand/cement mix is all you would need then pushed into the fake joints and trowelled/sponged off. Stewie

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Stewie D
Dec 08, 2011 5:40 pm
SteveBuild
SteveBuild
8 December 2011

Issues after handover and can compensation be asked for?

Issues after handover and can compensation be asked for?

Thanks for the info I took 5 weeks annual leave which is easy to get evidence for plus plenty of flex days. I'll see what happens over the next few days and see their…

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SteveBuild
Dec 08, 2011 2:37 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
8 December 2011

BIG SALE - PLAYCORP Group

BIG SALE - PLAYCORP Group

Hi All, There is a clearance sale on at the Playcorp building which has Under Armour, Bacarat, Arcosteel, Marie Clare, Jim Beam and Bunderberg Rum among many…

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chrisandkate
Dec 08, 2011 10:12 am
paulw11
paulw11
7 December 2011

Engineering Report

Engineering Report

Hi It is probably easiest just to contact a local civil engineering company and pay them to prepare a report. The builder probably wants a soil classification, but you…

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paulw11
Dec 07, 2011 3:22 pm
Team PD
Team PD
7 December 2011

Hopetoun Interiors

Hopetoun Interiors

Hi chrisandkate, I appreciate you picking this up, its fixed now. Cheers, Ebony

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Team PD
Dec 07, 2011 3:10 pm
Team PD
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
7 December 2011

Thick Decking - what are the issues

Thick Decking - what are the issues

Nothing wrong with factory seconds if that is what you are after. Sometimes the small imperfections can add character and charm (IMO) The…

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 07, 2011 1:48 pm
a_minnie
a_minnie
28 June 2012

Painting concrete - pros & cons

Painting concrete - pros & cons

I dont remember the name of the brand - it was supposed to be a sealer, so i was under the impression that it soaked in more like a stain, but i guess you live and you…

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a_minnie
Jun 28, 2012 7:37 am
a_minnie
travelbug
travelbug
5 February 2012

Advice needed on renovation

Advice needed on renovation

Bec, where are you located? If in Sydney give Shane a ring 47739404 or 0428600122. His company does asbestos removal.

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travelbug
Feb 05, 2012 8:07 am
Zietsch Consulting
Zietsch Consulting
6 December 2011

Timber floors over slab

Timber floors over slab

Have you considered engineered flooring, glued down to and underlay? It will not have the expansion and contraction issues associated with battens and floor boards, and no…

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Zietsch Consulting
Dec 06, 2011 10:31 am
Tome
Tome
6 December 2011

Spiders taking over my home

Spiders taking over my home

G'day Bel&Marz, Great, I will check them out too, thank you! :)

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Tome
Dec 05, 2011 11:24 pm
Tome
taps
taps
20 January 2012

Ducted Air con zoning question

Ducted Air con zoning question
1, 2

what you say above is correct to some level. However just because you run r/a pipes to each of the bedroom you will have…

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taps
Jan 20, 2012 2:02 pm
Tome
Tome
4 December 2011

Cutting sand stone - thickness.

Cutting sand stone - thickness.

I agree with Stewie, it aint worth cutting them, better of keeping them for another job or sell them on eBay and use the money for purchasing the paving with the size needed.

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Tome
Dec 04, 2011 7:52 pm
Tome
m_g
m_g
4 December 2011

Contemporary fireplace

Contemporary fireplace

There are some very nice freestanding gas log heaters around. There's the VRTKL. Lopi make some, though not as contemporary. Also Rinnai. The most useful website by…

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m_g
Dec 04, 2011 4:10 pm
16.SFC
16.SFC
2 December 2011

anyone from riva, piarra waters??

anyone from riva, piarra waters??

Just found this thread. Waiting on the first set of plans from the builder for a home in Riva…

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16.SFC
Dec 02, 2011 1:15 pm
16.SFC
Xplosion
Xplosion
29 November 2011

recommendation for renovator in Perth

recommendation for renovator in Perth

Hi Gerards, We undertake quite a bit of renovation work in Perth and are a fully registered and insured company. We have a host of experienced tradesmen that we use and…

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Xplosion
Nov 29, 2011 9:16 pm
Xplosion
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 November 2011

Demolition existing House & building a new.

Demolition existing House & building a new.

"as the house is only going to continue to fall apart. " Get a builder you know or trust in to give you an honest assessment of what the existing house is really like. Is…

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Stewie D
Nov 29, 2011 5:37 pm


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