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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 10:35 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 7:52 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 5:57 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 7:52 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 2:32 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 2:03 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 9:18 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 4:31 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 8:26 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 3:38 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 1:44 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 1:28 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 1:16 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 1:01 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 11:22 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 11:00 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 9:05 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 9:03 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 4:49 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 3:21 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 10:08 am
RocksInHead
RocksInHead
23 January 2012

R-estimating? are they still in business?

R-estimating? are they still in business?

R-estimating http://www.restimating.com - they do cost estimates for house builds which would be ideal for me to help convince NAB that I…

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RocksInHead
Jan 23, 2012 7:54 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
22 January 2012

Double Glazed Windows - Is it worth doing?

Double Glazed Windows - Is it worth doing?

You need to consider the reasons why you would want double glazed glass. The most common is the 6 star energy requirement and its the only way to get to it :) In my case I…

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theanonyuser
Jan 22, 2012 11:45 pm
angel
angel
22 January 2012

Doreen Residents' Action Group (DRAG)

Doreen Residents' Action Group (DRAG)

Hi Everyone I would like to bring to your attention a new community group for Doreen that has recently been set up. In October 2011 a group of residents started the Group…

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angel
Jan 22, 2012 1:38 pm
kmc_jc1
kmc_jc1
21 January 2012

Engineers inspection/advice

Engineers inspection/advice

Hi there, We would love to receive any advice on this issue - pls see attached images. We are looking at buying a townhouse (1 of 4). The building report showed some…

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kmc_jc1
Jan 21, 2012 6:57 pm
jaelee
jaelee
21 January 2012

Rockcote vs Unitex vs Dulux texture coating/render

Rockcote vs Unitex vs Dulux texture coating/render

Im sorry, I have had no luck finding his number. It was on my old phone and I only knew his first name.

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jaelee
Jan 21, 2012 12:45 pm
caz_770
caz_770
20 January 2012

What would you do with your home loan?

What would you do with your home loan?

Ok.... I work for a bank and this is what I would do and why. I would put enough in the home loan to make the minimum repayment (in this scenario, $500) then put the rest…

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caz_770
Jan 20, 2012 11:55 pm
caz_770
Trinity
Trinity
20 January 2012

Gaps in kitchen cabinetry

Gaps in kitchen cabinetry

In our kitchen, there is a small gap between the top of the kickboard and the bottom of the cabinetry (only seen when I lie on the floor). It's only about 8mm though. Not…

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Trinity
Jan 20, 2012 11:58 am
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
19 January 2012

Biometric Door Locks - Anyone Got Them?? Share Experience..

Biometric Door Locks - Anyone Got Them?? Share Experience..

pretty soon, most smartphones will have NFCs that could unlock not just your your house doors, gates, etc. but also start your car, pay for your groceries, get you through…

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zeitgeber
Jan 19, 2012 8:42 pm
zeitgeber

Hi, we used Lundy Grey as our main render colour and we are so happy with it. It changes during different light and is such a neautral colour and lots of colours go with…

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jaelee
Jan 19, 2012 7:19 pm
The DA Crew
The DA Crew
19 January 2012

Tips, advice & ideas for Dale Alcock Homes

Tips, advice & ideas for Dale Alcock Homes

Below is a link to an insightful Q&A with Dale Alcock Homes design manager, Darren Grunwald. He has some lovely design ideas and useful tips for anyone thinking about…

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The DA Crew
Jan 19, 2012 12:33 pm
The DA Crew
anu123
anu123
19 January 2012

Knock out and rebuild

Knock out and rebuild

Hi guys We are planning to invest on an old property which we can knock down to build 2 town houses in the same space. This will be our first investment,so pls share all…

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anu123
Jan 19, 2012 10:37 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
19 January 2012

subdivision services missing- what grounds against developer

subdivision services missing- what grounds against developer

In Vic you get a form called section 32. It describes the services on site whether they are connected and if there is any money owed by the current owner for those…

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chrisandkate
Jan 19, 2012 9:33 am
BradS
BradS
19 January 2012

I know, another thread about interior colour selections

I know, another thread about interior colour selections

CA3105, i can appreciate that and agree it would be time consuming. The colour selection for us is at a point where i would happily pay them $50 to get the details to me…

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BradS
Jan 19, 2012 8:19 am
selina2106
selina2106
18 January 2012

Spider I.D please

Spider I.D please

Thanks for the info nika. Although they're not my type of cute haha! Give me snakes over spiders any day!

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selina2106
Jan 18, 2012 2:00 pm
mak_
mak_
18 January 2012

Fencing contractor for Mernda Villages

Fencing contractor for Mernda Villages

I know this is an old thread. But was wondering if anyone could recommend a fencer besides Ozcolour? or is $75.10p/m a reasonable price??

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mak_
Jan 18, 2012 1:00 pm
mak_
NiMa
NiMa
18 January 2012

Solar Hot Water System

Solar Hot Water System

Thanks guys I realized this is a fault. I booked a service person at Rheem for $132 plus parts.

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NiMa
Jan 18, 2012 12:45 pm
Mikey68
Mikey68
18 January 2012

Tessalated Tiles

Tessalated Tiles

I am renovating a victorian semi and would like to have tessalated tiles layes on the front proch. The area is approx 6 square metres. Would anyone know an appoximate…

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Mikey68
Jan 18, 2012 9:59 am
shakeandbake
shakeandbake
17 January 2012

Need help with external colours for new house

Need help with external colours for new house

Thanks for the reply d@n. Good point re the garage door - we're now thinking perhaps the Gliderol Caoba Dawn might be a good option, to add some warmth. Didn't realise…

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shakeandbake
Jan 17, 2012 12:30 am
springtime
springtime
16 January 2012

Need help with colour selection

Need help with colour selection

Hi, Would it be possible to post any pics, maybe it would give us a better idea of what you mean :)

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springtime
Jan 16, 2012 8:53 pm
webjet
webjet
16 January 2012

Studs not alligned...!

Studs not alligned...!

defiantly the batten is the best idea due to the weight that will b on the clothes line when its full

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webjet
Jan 16, 2012 8:10 pm
5555
5555
15 January 2012

Rising damp problem - newly renovated

Rising damp problem - newly renovated

We bought a house 1 year ago. The house was renovated in 2009. The extent of renovation: Converted garage under house into bedrooms etc. Problem: Rising damp not…

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5555
Jan 15, 2012 7:59 pm
phippsy
phippsy
15 January 2012

fixing tv antenna

fixing tv antenna

Depending on your house etc, I fixed my antennae into the ceiling space. I have heaps of room up there and was able to point the antannae toward Mt Cootha where the…

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phippsy
Jan 15, 2012 6:55 pm
wanttorenovate
wanttorenovate
15 January 2012

Floating floor question please

Floating floor question please

Hello, We would like to install a floating floor to the entire living area of our house including the kitchen. Is liminate timber flooring the same thing as a floating…

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wanttorenovate
Jan 15, 2012 11:49 am
jiver
jiver
15 January 2012

RCD installation on purchase - WA - kinda urgent

RCD installation on purchase - WA - kinda urgent

that part of the O&A stated: "This Offer is subject to all plumbing and electrical fixtures and fittings being in sound working order at time of settlement…

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jiver
Jan 15, 2012 11:49 am
AE86
AE86
15 January 2012

Good fencing company in Wallan area?

Good fencing company in Wallan area?

still looking for recommendations if anyone has good feedback about there own?

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AE86
Jan 15, 2012 8:20 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 January 2012

Wooden flooring

Wooden flooring

A floating floor is just that. They are usually sheets of timber ply or other that look like T & G that clip together and laid over some sort of thin 5-10mm foam underlay.…

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Stewie D
Jan 14, 2012 1:16 pm
Buttercup
Buttercup
14 January 2012

BBQ to gas point HELP

BBQ to gas point HELP

Also if it is a normal lpg gas bbq you will need to replace the burners to suit natural gas.

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Buttercup
Jan 14, 2012 12:42 pm
Buttercup
newbuilder83
newbuilder83
13 January 2012

Klip Lock Roof - No Access/Manhole

Klip Lock Roof - No Access/Manhole

Hey guys Just bought a brand new construction/place in Pemulwuy and it has Kliplock roof and no manhole in the ceiling. So at the moment I cant get into the roof cavity…

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newbuilder83
Jan 13, 2012 12:06 pm

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