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kopite1892
kopite1892
22 September 2011

FREE CLEAN FILL / SOIL AVAILABLE - SYDNEY

FREE CLEAN FILL / SOIL AVAILABLE - SYDNEY

advertised on this one already.. thanks mate! :)

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kopite1892
Sep 22, 2011 9:21 pm
kopite1892
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
22 September 2011

recognising an unknown wall cladding from the 50s or 60s

recognising an unknown wall cladding from the 50s or 60s

The '3 weatherboards high' description sounds like the old cement fibre sheet, that came in about 2.4m lengths, which would crack. Im not sure if they contain…

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Uncle Arfur
Sep 22, 2011 8:21 pm
sdmould
sdmould
20 September 2011

Any one in belvedere hills wanneroo???

Any one in belvedere hills wanneroo???

Why doesn't someone contact today tonight / a current affair.... Those shows LOVE stuff like this and hopefully with some bad public press, something will get done about…

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sdmould
Sep 20, 2011 6:18 pm
KTKTKT
KTKTKT
20 September 2011

glueing new ceiling onto old ceiling

glueing new ceiling onto old ceiling

We had this done throughout our house because of the dterioration of the surface of the original ceiling. Three years later and we have no problems and they still look…

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KTKTKT
Sep 20, 2011 5:18 pm
natasha1986
natasha1986
20 September 2011

Concrete Box around Downpipe - can it be removed?

Concrete Box around Downpipe - can it be removed?

Hi, the downpipes and waste pipes around the house all have large concrete boxes around them. They are D shaped, and around 300mm high. I'm wondering what the purpose of…

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natasha1986
Sep 20, 2011 11:28 am
Lori
Lori
19 September 2011

Security Deposit - Energy Australia

Security Deposit - Energy Australia

aj003 is correct, the security deposit is in case you dont pay your bill and you are responsible for it.

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Lori
Sep 19, 2011 9:23 pm
Lori
Barossa Bubbles
Barossa Bubbles
19 September 2011

How much contents insurance?

How much contents insurance?

Best suggestion, walk through each room and write down rough estimates of costs associated with each room: Bedroom: bed, furniture remember this may be in the vacinity of…

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Barossa Bubbles
Sep 19, 2011 6:19 pm
Barossa Bubbles
JPS25
JPS25
19 September 2011

Building

Building

I agree about the painting it would require to be done every so many years where as brick doesn't need it

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JPS25
Sep 19, 2011 5:37 pm
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naynay
Sep 18, 2011 10:56 am
Eager
Eager
18 September 2011

Noisy pump

Noisy pump

^ Ok, not that weekend, but a couple of weekends later... :lol: I pulled the pump apart yesterday and sprayed the rotor (magnet) and impeller shaft with silicone spray. I…

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Eager
Sep 18, 2011 8:52 am
Eager
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
17 September 2011

Gas Hot Water System-Would appreciate your views/opinion pls

Gas Hot Water System-Would appreciate your views/opinion pls

Question : What's your view on whether it's better for us to replace the hot water system now (ie before the new kitchen goes in) or do that after the kitchen is…

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Uncle Arfur
Sep 17, 2011 9:28 am
skamer1983
skamer1983
16 September 2011

site costs in deer park area

site costs in deer park area
1, 2

So I was wondering on some feedback anyone has regarding building a home through National Builders/Rikbuilt, currently building through them and 2 years into it, still not…

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skamer1983
Sep 16, 2011 1:39 pm

Thanks charnley, I havnt looked much on stayz yet, but did book a place on there when we stayed in darwin a while back.will be interested to hear how your holiday is.Its…

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oschebell
Sep 14, 2011 8:05 pm
radiuz
radiuz
14 September 2011

Good Old Skirting

Good Old Skirting

Hi there, why not eliminate the skirting boards entirely? If you plaster before installing the finished floors, the plaster would need to run below ffl, so floors would…

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radiuz
Sep 14, 2011 5:39 pm
rojak1
rojak1
14 September 2011

CFL Downlight reliability??

CFL Downlight reliability??

Hi Trewman, the GE CFL globe i bought does not have slow start problem. it just takes like 0.5 seconds to think everytime i swtich it on, then full brightness. but…

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rojak1
Sep 14, 2011 5:22 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 September 2011

subdividing in High Wycombe

subdividing in High Wycombe

I think if you are building a house for rent you should be able to get a project house fully built with basic garden for around 25-30% over their base price so probably up…

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bashworth
Sep 14, 2011 5:14 pm
bashworth
mw
mw
13 September 2011

Derrimut/Deer Park Child care

Derrimut/Deer Park Child care

Thanks... I visited the ABC center today as well. Feel that is the best out of the three. However I would really appreciate if anyone has any feedback on either one of the…

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mw
Sep 13, 2011 12:08 pm
JessieKay
JessieKay
13 September 2011

Stormwater sleeve issue

Stormwater sleeve issue

Ok - we managed to locate the stormwater under the garage.... :-) It wasn't where the engineers spec said it was, more like in the centre of the single garage and it was…

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JessieKay
Sep 13, 2011 10:05 am
Zarli
Zarli
12 September 2011

Cost of power points

Cost of power points

My BIL is a sparky and told us that generally they charge $110 inc materials to put in a double power point. This applies to the walls that are around the external of the…

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Zarli
Sep 12, 2011 5:13 pm
Zarli
btherl
btherl
12 September 2011

Anyone know what this might be......

Anyone know what this might be......

When you rebuild the sandpit, I would take photos and keep labelled samples of everything involved in the process. That way if it goes wrong again, you have documented…

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btherl
Sep 12, 2011 2:46 pm
btherl
seaah
seaah
12 September 2011

Cheap Fly Screens for Sliding Doors

Cheap Fly Screens for Sliding Doors

No. We have had a quote for $400 and $520 with a…

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seaah
Sep 12, 2011 9:59 am
kyton
kyton
12 September 2011

Building Supplies Auctions in Sydney ???

Building Supplies Auctions in Sydney ???

Grays - they have online and normal auctions.

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kyton
Sep 12, 2011 9:11 am
kyton
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
12 September 2011

Rough price, please? And who to quote....

Rough price, please? And who to quote....

Thanks builda. I understand it wasn't a quote but a ball park figure. It just took me by surprise to see that it could possibly be $30k depending on the work required. I…

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How Hard Can it Be
Sep 12, 2011 7:36 am
CA3105
CA3105
11 September 2011

Structural guarantee - an indicator of build quality?

Structural guarantee - an indicator of build quality?

- what I'm wondering is, is the length of the guarantee somehow an indicator of the level of build…

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CA3105
Sep 11, 2011 10:22 pm

I have usually look at some floor plans, decided what I want and only look at those houses which meet those requirements to limit the number of houses I see. Here is a…

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chrisandkate
chrisandkate
9 September 2011

Would you like to be consulted when......... (Poll included)

Would you like to be consulted when......... (Poll included)

Quick update. Had a site meeting today and the builder seemed to understand it isn't just about 1 step after pointing out the rear yard levels and the drains and…

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chrisandkate
Sep 09, 2011 2:34 pm
B STAR
B STAR
9 September 2011

Weight Limits on Balcony

Weight Limits on Balcony

What type of balcony is it?? It is a cantilever type or it is supported on the outside?? Given that it is small it should have little issues. The bigger it is the more…

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B STAR
Sep 09, 2011 1:05 pm
Adrian008
Adrian008
9 September 2011

Subdivision - Titles

Subdivision - Titles

I got it valued by one bank, and was seriously shocked at what it was valued for. They have said they valued it in 'one line' and not seperate titles. I have permits for…

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Adrian008
Sep 09, 2011 12:59 pm
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
9 September 2011

Appeal against a section 173 condition on permit

Appeal against a section 173 condition on permit

You still need to agree to the Section 173 and normally it is part of a planning permit process as you must have some sort of vegetation…

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cookie_monster
Sep 09, 2011 8:44 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
8 September 2011

builders "not ready" for new ACT

builders "not ready" for new ACT

The long-awaited Act will modernise WA's building industry, updating rules that in some cases are 60 years old. :shock:

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JazzyJess
Sep 08, 2011 10:58 pm

Orbit Group is well known group in the domain of cleaning .They are offering office cleaning & carpet cleaning in affordable price with customer satisfaction .Orbit Group…

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~steph~
~steph~
8 September 2011

charge to install downlights?

charge to install downlights?

Thank you everyone for your replies. Thankfully we have found an electrician that will allow us to do similar to what timbo suggested so we are back to having more than…

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~steph~
Sep 08, 2011 8:42 pm
soakedblonde
soakedblonde
8 September 2011

Is the retaining wall built before or after the house??

Is the retaining wall built before or after the house??

Thanks for your replys :) I don't think I did a good job explaining what we need the retaining wall for. We are not cutting into the the block at all, we are building up.…

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soakedblonde
Sep 08, 2011 5:41 pm
soakedblonde
pix
pix
8 September 2011

Inappropriate Buiding developments under SEPP

Inappropriate Buiding developments under SEPP

we were OK until now...now, developer has gone for an appeal under section 82a local council planning department

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pix
Sep 08, 2011 12:05 pm
dayow
dayow
7 September 2011

Termite protection - chemical or physical barrier?

Termite protection - chemical or physical barrier?

Hi all, I am just outside the restricted movement area for Eastern House Borer so decided to upgrade to protect against a future expansion but when it comes to termite…

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dayow
Sep 07, 2011 11:06 pm
homeone
homeone
7 September 2011

Emails

Emails

Yes. :) Please PM 'homeone' the email address you'd like to change it to and from.

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homeone
Sep 07, 2011 7:38 pm
homeone
kyton
kyton
7 September 2011

Roof tiles are black

Roof tiles are black

We are in Newcastle NSW and have black roof tiles. We have insulation in roof / internal / external walls. Air conditioning is really only needed for the extremely hot…

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kyton
Sep 07, 2011 12:57 pm
kyton
Eiffel
Eiffel
6 September 2011

Covenants.....& fencing.......

Covenants.....& fencing.......

ok, so it seems the builders were going off the photocopy of the covenants I had given them initially - the ones from the estate agent - (& forgotten about doing so!) (we…

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Eiffel
Sep 06, 2011 5:55 pm
Eiffel
Trish
Trish
6 September 2011

Squeaking and Loosing floor board

Squeaking and Loosing floor board

I Bought a townhouse last year (2010), and the townhouse was built in 2008. Recently, I found that the floorboard at the upstair level is very…

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Trish
Sep 06, 2011 12:23 pm
Trish
eyspy
eyspy
6 September 2011

External wall PP's

External wall PP's

Get it done during the building stage, a lot easier. Put as many as you can afford in as even if you don't use them they will be there if you do. Can't have enough in my opinion.

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eyspy
Sep 06, 2011 8:58 am
margritdv
margritdv
5 September 2011

decking and the laying of laminate

decking and the laying of laminate

What is the average cost per sqm to have decking done? Would it be more cost effective to buy the hardwood yourself and than get a trades person to lay the decking? Or…

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margritdv
Sep 05, 2011 11:23 pm
Lex
Lex
5 September 2011

Invasion by tiny ants !!!

Invasion by tiny ants !!!

:shock: Wow that's a good one, thanks :D Not to mention nice smelling :z:

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Lex
Sep 05, 2011 8:31 pm
Lex
yingyang46
yingyang46
5 September 2011

Help with Obtain a Builder License

Help with Obtain a Builder License

My understanding is the Cert V is the minimum for a Domestic licence and the Diploma the minimum for a Commercial licence. A Bachelor of Building…

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yingyang46
Sep 05, 2011 6:19 pm
mgb
mgb
5 September 2011

Fencing advice

Fencing advice

Thank you everyone, The neighbour still can't find their contract so I think we will go and give some money to our neighbours and let them decide if they want to pay him.…

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mgb
Sep 05, 2011 12:26 pm
mgb


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