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Jase
Jase
27 February 2012

Advice needed on water damage please!!

Advice needed on water damage please!!

MDF skirts will be ruined more than likely, and some water may have traveled to the bottom of the arc's. They will be visually damaged - you…

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Jase
Feb 27, 2012 6:05 pm
Hermie76
Hermie76
27 February 2012

Attaching Natural Stone to a Fibreglass pool for copping

Attaching Natural Stone to a Fibreglass pool for copping

Hi all, long time reader 1st time writer :D Ive just purchased a fibreglass plunge pool to be installed later this year and would love to landscape around it to be as…

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Hermie76
Feb 27, 2012 11:58 am
stormjr
stormjr
26 February 2012

Any sparkies out there ? Adding downlights in a new build

Any sparkies out there ? Adding downlights in a new build

Ruff back of the envelope, :th: If your electrician like me thinks the terminals are all to small and putting a socket at each light point is a good idea then it will be a…

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stormjr
Feb 26, 2012 9:18 pm
Broom
Broom
26 February 2012

Advice for building and planning for a young family

Advice for building and planning for a young family

Just reading the other posts regarding bathroom privacy. I agree that older kids want their privacy, my kids don't have their own personal ensuites but we have a 3-way…

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Broom
Feb 26, 2012 1:53 pm
Broom
Bigtons
Bigtons
26 February 2012

drainage under house

drainage under house

if the site permits, perhaps you can consider installing a small pit at the source of the problem and directing all water to this point. An automatic dirty water…

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Bigtons
Feb 26, 2012 5:57 am
mgilla
mgilla
25 February 2012

Easiest way to cut blueboard

Easiest way to cut blueboard

fibro cutters will do it if you only have a few cuts. they dont like it if your doing it all the time. no need to worry about masks, but if you are using cutting discs of…

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mgilla
Feb 25, 2012 6:34 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
25 February 2012

kitchen timber cupboards reno:

kitchen timber cupboards reno:

Oh no, dont paint over Tassy Oak! Once you have (thoroughly) sanded the doors etc why not give them to your joiner so he can match the new ones?

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 25, 2012 11:16 am
james_d
james_d
25 February 2012

Double doors and flush and barrel bolts

Double doors and flush and barrel bolts

When i put on double doors i only use flush bolts on the fixed door and use a standard door lock with a rebate kit on the opening door. I normally use a delf or equivalend…

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james_d
Feb 25, 2012 7:56 am
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
25 February 2012

Private Estate Advantages

Private Estate Advantages

"Private Estate" in the West is completely different to that in the East, I would think. We don't have 'gated communities' here in Perth, unless it's a prison and they're…

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Oceanus2
Feb 25, 2012 12:31 am
Ribbon
Ribbon
24 February 2012

2nd Hand New Home queries

2nd Hand New Home queries

What state are you in?

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Ribbon
Feb 24, 2012 9:23 pm
kek
kek
24 February 2012

neighbour wants to wait for fence??

neighbour wants to wait for fence??

The information you need is here: http://www.fencingonline.com.au/disputes/new-south-wales.htm

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kek
Feb 24, 2012 8:32 pm
kek

From the forum list page: "General Discussion Anything and everything concerning building and renovation." I hardly think a discussion about "dangerous" sports is…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am

Nice roof IF you are living in HOLLAND

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am

Oh really? And you would come all the way from OHIO? Yikes, what would be the travelling time here? LOL Come on admins what about deleting this spammer?

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
mak_
mak_
24 February 2012

Do I have to mow my backyard, seriously?

Do I have to mow my backyard, seriously?
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we have a farm in Riddels Creek VIC with Sheep, we would bring one home to "mow" our lawns...We named him Moe...Council came to our place for a final inspection on the…

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mak_
Feb 24, 2012 11:20 am
mak_
Subarucusco
Subarucusco
23 February 2012

Anyone heard of Abey Homes?

Anyone heard of Abey Homes?
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Hi We are planning to sign a deal with My Complete Package. Appreciate any feedback about them. Thanks a lot!

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Subarucusco
Feb 23, 2012 9:48 pm
JustinJames
JustinJames
23 February 2012

Shadow Diagrams

Shadow Diagrams

I don't know the answer but there are lots of software available in market you can try one of them and find out your answer.

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JustinJames
Feb 23, 2012 5:45 pm

Hi, we were lucky enough to have the builder fitout our WIR. We have a "tower" each side which has 4 drawers and 3 shelves to a height of 2m. Then we have some double…

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Mclaren
Feb 23, 2012 4:31 pm
Mclaren
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
21 February

Owner Building a PAAL Camden in the Lower Hunter Valley

Owner Building a PAAL Camden in the Lower Hunter Valley
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Ooh thanks for bringing this thread back to the front Wigman27. How's the house and yard going Lynny-Jane?

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cat_dunc
Feb 21, 2017 8:48 pm
cat_dunc
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 February 2012

certification and council approval - Brisbane

certification and council approval - Brisbane

In NSW you lodge the plans with the relevant council and they get approved or rejected. The next step is to get a construction certificate either from the same council or…

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Stewie D
Feb 22, 2012 8:56 am
jj1
jj1
21 February 2012

Complying Development-Holroyd Council

Complying Development-Holroyd Council

Hi avi, actually gave our old house away, "free…

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jj1
Feb 21, 2012 7:53 pm
McReidy
McReidy
21 February 2012

Another render colour choice thread

Another render colour choice thread

Bumping this post.. We are narrowing our colour search down & would really appreciate any opinions people may have re colour choice. We are now looking at Dulux Malay…

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McReidy
Feb 21, 2012 1:34 pm
McReidy
jake101
jake101
20 February 2012

roof restorations in Qld beware !!!

roof restorations in Qld beware !!!

thanks to the BSA in Queensland any work under $3300 can be carried out by an unlicensed tradesmen or a backyard boy. a lot / pretty much all the major companies in Qld…

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jake101
Feb 20, 2012 6:12 pm
kiwi
kiwi
19 February 2012

Ideas with renovation floor plan please!

Ideas with renovation floor plan please!

Candice, did you ever renovate your home?

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kiwi
Feb 19, 2012 7:02 pm
kiwi
battery
battery
18 February 2012

Mini Golf

Mini Golf

Hi. I was just wondering if anyone had some suggestions of what materials I can use to build a portable backyard mini golf hole. I have the carpet so I am mainly wanting…

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battery
Feb 18, 2012 5:50 pm
McReidy
McReidy
18 February 2012

Is it asbestos??

Is it asbestos??

Thanks for that Arfur - that is exactly the kind of info I needed. Impressed if they do free testing as well - had one plumber tell me I would have to pay $100 and wait…

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McReidy
Feb 18, 2012 3:52 pm
McReidy
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 6:27 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 1:55 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 6:19 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 2:18 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 10:41 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 5:00 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 8:58 am
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tygwyn
Feb 13, 2012 7:10 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 12:53 pm
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 11, 2012 12:43 am
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 4:46 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 9:09 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 10:09 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 9:48 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 9:30 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 7:11 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 8:09 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 1:34 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 2:24 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 2:15 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 9:01 pm

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