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kyton
kyton
19 August 2011

Bankstown Council, how to approach neighbours for easement

Bankstown Council, how to approach neighbours for easement

I would think it would be better to have a solicitor / conveyancor do up a legal letter. I know when we approach our neighbour to have an easement extinguished that was…

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kyton
Aug 19, 2011 12:52 pm
kyton
notremaison
notremaison
19 August 2011

Decking - Help please

Decking - Help please

check out woodwork Australia forums which has a decking section. Seems the trick from deck revive people is napi-san as a trick of the trade.

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notremaison
Aug 19, 2011 7:43 am
Mrs P
Mrs P
18 August 2011

Recall on Rheem Heat Pump HWS

Recall on Rheem Heat Pump HWS

Oo thanks for that, I have one I might call them out to be safe

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Mrs P
Aug 18, 2011 5:46 pm
Charnley
Charnley
17 August 2011

Buying old house

Buying old house

Hi Dimaz My general checklist when looking at purchasing real estate is: 1) Get your finances in order and if possible get pre approval as this is often more attractive to…

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Charnley
Aug 17, 2011 11:14 pm
Charnley
Foma22
Foma22
16 August 2011

Need advise on waterproofing a brickwall

Need advise on waterproofing a brickwall

It has an aggi pipe running at the level of the first concrete slab. The retaining wall does not slope away from the building, that is why proper waterproofing is so important.

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Foma22
Aug 16, 2011 9:54 pm
mel2010
mel2010
16 August 2011

Is this normal?

Is this normal?

Thanks so much everyone for all of your replies :) Yep there is definitely a blank in the other corner, so hopefully that won't take long for them to get a tradie around…

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mel2010
Aug 16, 2011 8:43 pm
mel2010
Jeremyheyes
Jeremyheyes
16 August 2011

Building With Kit Home Companies

Building With Kit Home Companies

Yeah two contracts means you have to negotiate terms two times and this can cost you. Thats why one contract is always preferred .

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Jeremyheyes
Aug 16, 2011 6:33 pm
paulw11
paulw11
16 August 2011

Storm water drain pipe blocked

Storm water drain pipe blocked

Hi I can't understand how the council can claim that this isn't their problem (well, they are a council so I can understand how they can claim it, but I still think it is…

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paulw11
Aug 16, 2011 7:05 am
phippsy
phippsy
15 August 2011

core filled bessa blocks vs natural stone retaining wall

core filled bessa blocks vs natural stone retaining wall

I should add though, the original ground level in that yard, was all the same as the driveway on the right and sloped up to the driveway on the left, roughly 1mtr overall.…

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phippsy
Aug 15, 2011 7:47 pm
Onebuild
Onebuild
4 September 2011

Slab poured - is this an issue?

Slab poured - is this an issue?

I know I'm too late on this but I would be very worried that this section of the slab does not meet AS 2870 and AS 3660.1 I would be asking the builder to please explain…

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Onebuild
Sep 04, 2011 3:07 pm
nicksmith
nicksmith
1 September 2011

gutters, facias and render colours - HELP!!!

gutters, facias and render colours - HELP!!!
NSW

dune is very modern and stands out up against a white or a quarter stength colour in my opinion

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nicksmith
Sep 01, 2011 9:27 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
15 August 2011

Merbau side gate

Merbau side gate

Hi Everyone, Quick question, I've just had 2 merbau side gates installed on our house and was a bit surprised to find that you can only open and…

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mattwalker
Aug 15, 2011 4:37 pm
mattwalker

Hi guys, It has been a hectic few weeks with the new store about to open in Sydney and only a few weeks until the opening of the new store here in Melbourne ... lifes…

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mattwalker
Aug 15, 2011 4:32 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
15 August 2011

The Cable Connection is opening in Sydney!!

The Cable Connection is opening in Sydney!!

Hi Guys, The new store is in Erskineville. I hope to have it open early next week for walk in business... :)

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mattwalker
Aug 15, 2011 4:04 pm
mattwalker
flynny
flynny
15 August 2011

Ideas Please On steel

Ideas Please On steel

gday guys i work at a patio company and we end up having alot of off cut steel in sizes of 150x50x2, 100x50, 76x38x1.6 and 90x90 all of which range from 1.5 to 2.5m…

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flynny
Aug 15, 2011 2:10 pm
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
15 August 2011

What's best granite or ceasarstone??

What's best granite or ceasarstone??

I like both, but granite has a depth to it that you just cannot get with man made products. Both can scratch but natural granite is pretty tough. Caesar stone can and…

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Darren Stewart
Aug 15, 2011 3:38 pm
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
14 August 2011

Sliding door cavity - can we attach cupboards??

Sliding door cavity - can we attach cupboards??

Hi you can install wall hung cupboards no problem, I've done it on numerous occasions while working as a kitchen installer. Just a bit of common sense is all you need.…

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Darren Stewart
Aug 14, 2011 1:12 pm
trinavi
trinavi
13 August 2011

Opinions on carpet cutout in tiled open plan living area...

Opinions on carpet cutout in tiled open plan living area...

Hi Theresa we are looking at doing the same, not totally sold yet but i know how mats curl up in the corners and always seem to move. Other thing i would question would…

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trinavi
Aug 13, 2011 10:31 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
15 August 2011

How can you tell if it is a structural wall

How can you tell if it is a structural wall

Architect you are very right - we should just get someone in to go over everything. I guess because we are really just tossing around ideas at the moment and trying to get…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 15, 2011 8:24 pm
eyspy
eyspy
13 August 2011

Where can we buy steel frames?

Where can we buy steel frames?

They are all over the place ! I can reccomend some here in SA, but I do not know where you live ?

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eyspy
Aug 13, 2011 12:37 pm
JamesAndStacey
JamesAndStacey
13 August 2011

Has anyone built with Metric@n Homes on the Sunshine Coast?

Has anyone built with Metric@n Homes on the Sunshine Coast?
QLD

Can you tell me what they were like? Does anyone know how many homes they build on the Sunshine Coast each year?

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JamesAndStacey
Aug 13, 2011 11:56 am
tjilpi
tjilpi
13 August 2011

near flat roofs.........insulation of..sorry cant find a pic

near flat roofs.........insulation of..sorry cant find a pic

Bradford also have a high performance batt that is 90ml thick, and will give an R2.7. This can sit on the ceiling with no air gap below (needs the batten air gap above.…

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tjilpi
Aug 13, 2011 8:29 am
dsiroky
dsiroky
12 August 2011

Hot water

Hot water

There is a floor plan on the blog on the right hand side of the page. I am very much enjoying the build. Was surprised about the solar though - was expecting a better…

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dsiroky
Aug 12, 2011 4:24 pm
kyton
kyton
12 August 2011

Maximum House Width

Maximum House Width

Our house is approx 30m wide. We have 1m on one side whilst on the other we have around 5m - this is because we had an easement we had to take into account. It actually…

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kyton
Aug 12, 2011 9:41 am
kyton
CA3105
CA3105
11 August 2011

HIA contracts

HIA contracts

Wow :shock: you guys in Vic…

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CA3105
Aug 11, 2011 9:27 pm

I hope we get some more good shops and a chinese restaurant, lol. Is there anyone out there, that could open a nice little shop, that sells good food and great coffee, so…

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Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
11 August 2011

Chesini House in SA - anyone dealt with them?

Chesini House in SA - anyone dealt with them?

Has anyone in SA had any experience with Chesini House? They supply benchtops (granite, marble, cs etc). Would love to hear your reviews. http://chesinihouse.com/

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Testedbytime
Aug 11, 2011 2:30 pm
pace
pace
11 August 2011

Brick question

Brick question

Just an update on my bricks. The bricks (urban one - almond) gradually got worse as the build went on, not only did the…

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pace
Aug 11, 2011 11:05 am
ozx6r
ozx6r
15 August 2011

Is this a reasonable quote for concrete polishing?

Is this a reasonable quote for concrete polishing?

If the $110 per meter is to much and you are willing to go with a topical sealer eg.epoxy try ringing the company back and asking if they can quote to do a "Grind and…

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ozx6r
Aug 15, 2011 10:00 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
10 August 2011

Sheds

Sheds

I used these guys http://www.shedspot.com.au/

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KnockItDown
Aug 10, 2011 9:41 pm
KnockItDown
yvette72
yvette72
10 August 2011

Family rooms and pool tables

Family rooms and pool tables

we still have our family room.meals and lounge and dinning has well we did need to sacife anything with our build

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yvette72
Aug 10, 2011 8:49 pm
Darth Teddy Bear
Darth Teddy Bear
10 August 2011

depth and width of colorbond fence post holes

depth and width of colorbond fence post holes

Hi all, I cannot find anything either on the various colorbond sites or in these forums on what depth and width of colorbond fence post holes should be. I have been…

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Darth Teddy Bear
Aug 10, 2011 8:29 pm
Darth Teddy Bear
Racer
Racer
10 August 2011

Using Bell River Homes

Using Bell River Homes

Bell River Homes build through out Central West NSW and the Blue Mountains. Also their Kits and the Transportable Homes are assemebled in their Orange factory and sent…

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Racer
Aug 10, 2011 4:47 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
10 August 2011

Final Valuation

Final Valuation

It depends on the bank. Some banks do the inspection to ensure items have been installed, but it's mainly only if turnkey items are included in…

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chrisandkate
Aug 10, 2011 11:00 am
chatz
chatz
9 August 2011

Re: Fencing but If your neighbour still not build in his/her

Re: Fencing but If your neighbour still not build in his/her

You send a notice to fence by registered mail to the owner of the property given them 30 days to respond. By their acceptance of the registered mail they have legally…

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chatz
Aug 09, 2011 11:25 pm
qonyx
qonyx
9 August 2011

Advice on privacy screen / fence extension

Advice on privacy screen / fence extension

very nice KEK... we are looking at doing something similar to the professionally built one however on a much smaller scale (about 2.4m width). The question I have is…

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qonyx
Aug 09, 2011 9:40 pm
qonyx
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
29 October 2011

Ubank 6.59% atm

Ubank 6.59% atm

Also re-financing, with MyRate, 6.85% interest rate, 90% loan, and doing construction :)

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theanonyuser
Oct 29, 2011 4:12 pm
KAN
KAN
26 August 2011

Construction Loan or Not?...

Construction Loan or Not?...

Ours was with a volume…

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KAN
Aug 26, 2011 4:48 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
30 September 2011

Coffee machines - Fad or useful ?

Coffee machines - Fad or useful ?
1, 2, 3

Hi All, My only concern is where to put my set up. The footprint of my machine is 320mm W x 440mm D x 450mm H and then there is the grinder which is not small…

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AussieMark
Sep 30, 2011 3:54 pm
Bam
Bam
11 August 2011

Hand Vs Rail Shower - Methven Satin Jet kiri

Hand Vs Rail Shower - Methven Satin Jet kiri

We opted to buy them without the rail as we bought the wall shower as well and thought it would look too busy We also bought the matching mixer and were impressed by its…

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Bam
Aug 11, 2011 10:40 pm
Bam
hauteaerick
hauteaerick
11 March 2015

Can u deck over existing concrete slab?

Can u deck over existing concrete slab?
1, 2

Thanks Robbie and Plucka. That Klevaklip looks like a solution - clever! Hope Bunnings or Masters have them.

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hauteaerick
Mar 11, 2015 8:32 am
Lex
Lex
9 August 2011

Need advice from a plumber (and everyone else!)

Need advice from a plumber (and everyone else!)

Thanks HHCIB, I completely get the 'somethings' and 'someones' :D, I think ( :roll: ) I use them myself :wink: . The only thing is, we are not noticing any wet spots where the pipes…

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Lex
Aug 09, 2011 7:22 am
Lex
Jazzy4
Jazzy4
8 August 2011

Hardwood staircase

Hardwood staircase

Im Looking for someone that can lay a hardwood staircase over my prefab MDF stairs once built. Any ideas who i can contact in melbourne?? MArk

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Jazzy4
Aug 08, 2011 8:04 pm
eyspy
eyspy
8 August 2011

Extend backwards or upwards, which one is cheaper?

Extend backwards or upwards, which one is cheaper?

Cost ??? Hmmm ? Similar. But, BUT ? Think long and hard about going up. The disruption will be greater. The downstairs will be disrupted by the up stairs. Weather if…

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eyspy
Aug 08, 2011 4:48 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
8 August 2011

Rangehood extraction into ceiling - question

Rangehood extraction into ceiling - question

Well there seems to be some conflicting advice out there. I've listed on my 'defects' report just in case. I'll let you know outcome when the Building Commission come…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 08, 2011 1:52 pm
urk697
urk697
8 August 2011

JG King Homes

JG King Homes
1, 2, 3

Just wondering whats happened with all those people build with JG king homes, it would be really appreciate as you guys can put your experience during the build and after…

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urk697
Aug 08, 2011 12:57 pm
megg
megg
10 August 2011

Satin jet shower rail by Methven. Which one?

Satin jet shower rail by Methven. Which one?

Hi, Here is a link to the technology page from the Methven site. http://www.methven.com/au/innovations/satinjet/ Maybe I should contact Methven and asked to put on the…

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megg
Aug 10, 2011 4:25 pm
megg
Lori
Lori
8 August 2011

Looking for spec builder to suit my block

Looking for spec builder to suit my block

Have a look at Zac homes. Thier spec building has high end inclusions standard and they include flooring and ducted and some site works. They arent outragously expensive either.

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Lori
Aug 08, 2011 11:05 am
Lori


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