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talkingdog
talkingdog
4 May 2012

Confused about when to get builder to quote

Confused about when to get builder to quote
VIC

get your soil test done ASAP, it doesn't cost much ($200-$300), but you will know upfront if you will have majot problems with footings. From the soil test, you can get a…

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talkingdog
May 04, 2012 6:41 am
esm
esm
3 May 2012

Privacy Screen

Privacy Screen

dkp - we are in the same boat. the blokes doing my deck will be the ones to install the privacy screen. http://www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au/

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esm
May 03, 2012 7:04 pm
the_milesy
the_milesy
3 May 2012

Solicitor in Melbourne SE suburbs

Solicitor in Melbourne SE suburbs

Do you need a Building Expert to look at the work? or do you need legal advise?

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the_milesy
May 03, 2012 1:20 pm
Rogue
Rogue
3 May 2012

The Ponds or Pemulwuy

The Ponds or Pemulwuy

Old Windsor Rd is a carpark in the afternoons from the M2/M7 up to Rouse Hill Town Centre. Merriville Rd is also a joke, with almost daily accidents outside the Ettamogah…

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Rogue
May 03, 2012 11:16 am
gesinta7
gesinta7
2 May 2012

Australian Gas Log Fire - Complaint

Australian Gas Log Fire - Complaint

Thanks for that, I'll be sure to not keep them in mind when i'm installing mine !!! Good luck with yours ...

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gesinta7
May 02, 2012 10:37 pm
gesinta7
gesinta7
2 May 2012

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley

Is there anyone building in Hidden Valley here ? ::smile::

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gesinta7
May 02, 2012 8:35 pm

We have 80sqm of Spotted Gum and a Staffy who rules. Have been in since end of November and so far no noticable marks and sons also visit regularly with another staffy…

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grumblebum54
May 01, 2012 10:50 pm
grumblebum54
kiwi
kiwi
1 May 2012

Under Staircase storage ideas

Under Staircase storage ideas

Yeah, a dungeon. You can keep a whole 'nother family down there

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kiwi
May 01, 2012 4:20 pm
kiwi
vkee
vkee
11 July 2012

Some doubts after landscaping appointment

Some doubts after landscaping appointment

I've recently built in Sydney in a fairly new estate and was required to complete our landscaping before our OC was issued. I'm sure there are estates that are more…

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vkee
Jul 11, 2012 11:47 pm
Peter Clear
Peter Clear
1 May 2012

Cleaning Porcelain tiles after laying

Cleaning Porcelain tiles after laying

Sorry for late reply yes bunnings should have it. It worked very well to(cost effective).

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Peter Clear
May 01, 2012 10:41 am
delatite13
delatite13
30 April 2012

HIA Melbourne Home Show 2012 - 2 for 1 & Half Price Tickets

HIA Melbourne Home Show 2012 - 2 for 1 & Half Price Tickets
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks for the free tickets Homeone. :: :D Did the 400km round trip yesterday down to Melbourne to the home show. Well worth the trip, got some good ideas and info for…

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delatite13
Apr 30, 2012 11:29 pm
delatite13
lukasfab
lukasfab
30 April 2012

site works cost in Harrisdale

site works cost in Harrisdale

who out there has or is building in Harrisdale Perth what were your site works costings? cheers

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lukasfab
Apr 30, 2012 11:30 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
29 April 2012

Ducted Aircon

Ducted Aircon

Ive had a Fujitsu ART36L, 3 switchable zones +1 fixed using 6 (square) outlets, for almost 5 years now. Its a bit smaller unit than yours. Its not noisy at all. The…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 29, 2012 3:42 pm
amgsl55
amgsl55
11 May 2012

New House - Tradies Using Loo??

New House - Tradies Using Loo??
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

much to my disappointment the toilet in our ensuite was used by one of the plumbers ( an apprentice). There is mud…

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amgsl55
May 11, 2012 8:09 pm
Chadster
Chadster
26 April 2012

Finding a builder

Finding a builder
NSW

Hi madivad, I hope your extensions and renovations are going well. I'm in a similiar position, recently moved to Gosford and looking for a builder to do some renovations.…

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Chadster
Apr 26, 2012 10:00 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 April 2012

Walking on a Colourbond Roof

Walking on a Colourbond Roof

We put curved blocks of timber underneath the roof iron ( if it's corrugated that is ) or flat if it's Kliplock. The bolts don't have to be super tight - just enough to…

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Stewie D
Apr 26, 2012 1:06 pm
photoimpressions
photoimpressions
25 April 2012

Miami Pools

Miami Pools

Hi, I've been getting quotes from different pool places and the cheapest one I've gotten so far is from Miami Pools. Has anyone gone with them before? Let me know your…

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photoimpressions
Apr 25, 2012 7:45 pm
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dscsult
Apr 25, 2012 3:35 pm
Caz76
Caz76
25 April 2012

Waiting for gallery appointment and signing of contract.

Waiting for gallery appointment and signing of contract.

About two weeks ago I picked out the simonds home and signed the paperwork, I have dropped the land contract off as well. Now I am anxious to go to the gallery as I want…

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Caz76
Apr 25, 2012 9:11 am
mgilla
mgilla
23 April 2012

Garage Door

Garage Door

If you intend putting a pool in definatly go for the roller door. When it comes to digging your pool the bigger the machine they can dig with the faster it gets dug and…

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mgilla
Apr 23, 2012 5:13 pm
rdefonseka
rdefonseka
23 April 2012

Help - Problem with Roof colour

Help - Problem with Roof colour

Thanks very much all your responses. The problem may be limited to one neighbour only. I am still waiting for their responses via the council. The council have…

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rdefonseka
Apr 23, 2012 3:32 pm
mgilla
mgilla
23 April 2012

Render issue. Two different colours to facade.

Render issue. Two different colours to facade.

There could be some fading that has taken place to the upper colours. If it were done at the start of the year it's ahd some pretty rough weather on it already. I think…

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mgilla
Apr 23, 2012 12:59 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
23 April 2012

1950s house reno - don't know where to start!!

1950s house reno - don't know where to start!!

It didn't work ... When you've uploaded your photos in photobucket or similar click on the last box which says IMG code and "copied" will appear - then you paste that…

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Mclaren
Apr 23, 2012 12:10 pm
Mclaren
akashra
akashra
23 April 2012

Roxburgh Park vs Fawkner vs Truganina vs Craigieburn

Roxburgh Park vs Fawkner vs Truganina vs Craigieburn

It doesn't matter where you buy in Melbourne - traffic and travel times to the CBD are going to be abhorrent, and parking at train stations will be non-existent after…

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akashra
Apr 23, 2012 10:51 am
builderforlife
builderforlife
22 April 2012

fhog and primary residence

fhog and primary residence

Well with Anza day approaching isnt that what the diggers died for? the right to pinch from the governement :)

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builderforlife
Apr 22, 2012 9:24 pm
builderforlife
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
22 April 2012

Austral Hawksburn

Austral Hawksburn

You need to dig deeper - many of those search hits will be for threads in which the OP has a blog showing pics of their completed home.

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cmhamilton
Apr 22, 2012 9:08 am
pulpfriction
pulpfriction
20 April 2012

Foam Board Outer Walls (Rendered Styrene)

Foam Board Outer Walls (Rendered Styrene)

Thanks for the feedback ~steph~, all good so far. Do you know anything about it's "life-span"?

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pulpfriction
Apr 20, 2012 1:38 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
19 April 2012

Building picket fence above concrete footing

Building picket fence above concrete footing

I would try to attach the posts with a metal post support onto the concrete. The post support is a sort of shoe that is bolted to the concrete and the post sits in the…

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builderforlife
Apr 19, 2012 9:28 pm
builderforlife
domus01
domus01
19 April 2012

Recess in a house slab

Recess in a house slab

Thanks all of you for your advice and support. I am delighted to say that my personal letter to the General Manager of Allworth Homes produced results. He has agreed to…

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domus01
Apr 19, 2012 8:13 pm
Ren123
Ren123
19 April 2012

Exterior colour advice please

Exterior colour advice please

Thanks, I picked up a sample swatch of manor red today and it looks pretty close to what I am thinking. Thanks for the link Peter will check it out. Having second…

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Ren123
Apr 19, 2012 6:06 pm
paulmc79
paulmc79
19 April 2012

Porter Davis home - Ceiling screws popping through

Porter Davis home - Ceiling screws popping through

Hi All, Thanks for the replies. Adam as far as i'm aware no one has been up in the roof so i'd have to go with incorrect installation especially considering where some of…

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paulmc79
Apr 19, 2012 4:12 pm
genj
genj
19 April 2012

Building designer for multiunit development in glen waverley

Building designer for multiunit development in glen waverley

Hi, I'm looking for a building designer who's experienced in multi development projects in glen waverley. Any recommendations? Thank…

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genj
Apr 19, 2012 2:09 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
19 April 2012

Guards for guttering

Guards for guttering

I think you asked and answered you own question. Some will probably disagree but the main problem I see with gutter/leaf guards is the small debris, as you say, that…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 19, 2012 10:08 am
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
19 April 2012

Switches

Switches

Hello, If you are looking for more fancy upgrades on switches try the following: HPM life <--- a great looking switch that has the blue…

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AubinGroveFan
Apr 19, 2012 12:58 am
sam1968
sam1968
18 April 2012

Bricklayer Needed

Bricklayer Needed

Hi Guys, Can someone please recommend a good honest bricklayer in Sydney inner west ? We need a new fence built at the front of our Masterton Santorini built home. Thanks…

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sam1968
Apr 18, 2012 7:28 pm
kyton
kyton
18 April 2012

Only land loan no construction loan, how to apply for FHOG?

Only land loan no construction loan, how to apply for FHOG?

You can apply but from memory you won't get the grant until your first progress payt for the house is due? Ie normally slab being poured.

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kyton
Apr 18, 2012 6:01 pm
kyton
mgilla
mgilla
18 April 2012

Crack in render on new house: builder not interested

Crack in render on new house: builder not interested

Dont waste your time trying to get the builder to fix it. It's a hairline crack and he's not under any obligation to fix it. Best way to fix it is scrape the paint and…

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mgilla
Apr 18, 2012 3:55 pm
Sir Snagger
Sir Snagger
3 June 2012

TV in outdoor entertaining area

TV in outdoor entertaining area

I'd thought about doing this and using a dart board box or something similar and just putting rubber sealing strips on the doors and sealing the rest of it for when it's…

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Sir Snagger
Jun 03, 2012 10:39 pm
Sir Snagger
D101
D101
17 April 2012

Replacing awnings

Replacing awnings

I have an older house which has canvas external awnings that can be rolled up. They kind of need to be replaced (the canvas material is very old and is beginning to tear,…

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D101
Apr 17, 2012 1:12 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
17 April 2012

street numbers

street numbers
1, 2

the answer plus more lol

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NEWLYWEDS
Apr 17, 2012 8:56 am
jj1
jj1
17 April 2012

Are whirlybird extractors worth it?

Are whirlybird extractors worth it?
1, 2

Thanks Integrity, interesting stuff..some personal research and a gut feel..not much more one can do !

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jj1
Apr 17, 2012 7:52 am
* jas *
* jas *
16 April 2012

Ready to start at the very beginning

Ready to start at the very beginning

The bank went off our contract quote, we had lots of variations after the quote and at one stage it was $20,000 less but they never asked for revised quotes.

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* jas *
Apr 16, 2012 11:09 pm
AllyH
AllyH
16 April 2012

Has anyone used Sarah Homes in Adelaide

Has anyone used Sarah Homes in Adelaide

Thanks Jas. This is more of a way of getting back into the market as well. Its our five year plan. After this, we build our dream home one acreage. So it is going to be…

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AllyH
Apr 16, 2012 5:45 pm
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Mclaren
Apr 16, 2012 2:28 pm
Mclaren
KolL
KolL
16 April 2012

HELP - Security Door [cost]

HELP - Security Door [cost]

Custom Screens and Security - Perth AluGard - Aluminum clear screen door $663 Review about the company if anyone tried

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KolL
Apr 16, 2012 1:17 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
15 April 2012

Mould problem

Mould problem

sodium hypo or pool chlorine as it is sold. It will kill, yes KILL the spores and bleach the colour out of the mould. Leaks are a mongrel to find at times.

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onc_artisan
Apr 15, 2012 11:07 pm
onc_artisan
hfwangoz
hfwangoz
15 April 2012

NSW,can I apply for FHOG after signing up building contract?

NSW,can I apply for FHOG after signing up building contract?

I'm going to sign up the building contract this Friday. So I can apply for FHOG after signing up building contract, correct? What kind of documents do I need and how…

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hfwangoz
Apr 15, 2012 9:34 pm
hfwangoz
hfwangoz
15 April 2012

Surcharge on reducing the width?

Surcharge on reducing the width?

Thanks guys. I am going to sign the contract this Friday.

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hfwangoz
Apr 15, 2012 9:26 pm

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