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Dollar
Dollar
29 September 2011

Front fencing - modern steel slat

Front fencing - modern steel slat

I think this may be a standard fence MCW. I saw the exact fence sample at my local fence place recently and thought of you. :)

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Dollar
Sep 29, 2011 4:50 pm
Pennyc
Pennyc
29 September 2011

Driveway roller door? Gates ? what to do

Driveway roller door? Gates ? what to do

TBH as long as my kids are safe I dont care. We are on a main road in a rear house with two on a block and a long driveway. I dont want to run the risk of having a lazy…

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Pennyc
Sep 29, 2011 10:32 am
nailnit
nailnit
27 September 2011

ATTN Spring Farm land owners - BAL fire rating??

ATTN Spring Farm land owners - BAL fire rating??

I think what your builder is after is a Bush Fire Attack Level Report. You can get a surveyor to do this otherwise if your lucky the block of land may have come with this…

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nailnit
Sep 27, 2011 9:43 pm
ESB
ESB
27 September 2011

Help getting stuff from Qld to SA

Help getting stuff from Qld to SA

Brilliant !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :: :: I never knew this place existed. Exactly what I am after. Thank you so much for your suggestion, very grateful. …

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ESB
Sep 27, 2011 9:41 pm
ESB
Michelle
Michelle
27 September 2011

Recommend a paving colour (and pine paint)

Recommend a paving colour (and pine paint)

Possible a slate grey paver? I like your idea with the timber fence and seat! ::

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Michelle
Sep 27, 2011 6:35 pm
Michelle
ashilleong
ashilleong
27 September 2011

Re: Steel roof trusses system problem

Re: Steel roof trusses system problem

We're looking at steel as well. I don't like the look of it, but it'll be unfer the walls anyway. Any major ptoblems using steel (cladding etc)?

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ashilleong
Sep 27, 2011 8:34 am
ashilleong
KAN
KAN
28 October 2011

** bricklaying??

** bricklaying??

Thanks abrickspecialist, when I spoke to the Construction Manager and SS, I recall they did mention rain, so what you mention is most likely. Appreciate the links and…

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KAN
Oct 28, 2011 7:33 pm
eyspy
eyspy
9 October 2011

Poll - Grooves up or down on decking ?

Poll - Grooves up or down on decking ?
1, 2

Yes, it's true you will slip easier with the reeded side up. If walking with the reeds in the same direction you foot is only getting half the surface area to get grip on,…

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eyspy
Oct 09, 2011 8:27 am
hutcheee
hutcheee
28 September 2011

What loan do I choose? How do I build before I sell my house

What loan do I choose? How do I build before I sell my house

I actually thought of keeping it and renting it out but if I borrow the money for the land on my current morgage it will take it up to $450K, then when I borrow again for…

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hutcheee
Sep 28, 2011 1:49 pm
hutcheee
anne66
anne66
26 September 2011

Any good building ispector used before handover in Brissy?

Any good building ispector used before handover in Brissy?

Hi new to this. I used a building inspector who was a builder for my inspections when we had a house built. We had our house designed by an architect, but a builder to…

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anne66
Sep 26, 2011 7:55 am
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
25 September 2011

Industrial Vacuum Hire

Industrial Vacuum Hire

try coles!!!! we have hired them from coles b4...

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trishcoastie
Sep 25, 2011 12:54 pm
trishcoastie
piscean
piscean
25 September 2011

Arc's and Mitres

Arc's and Mitres

arcs are architraves - the frame that goes around your doorways, and mitres are mitre corners/ mitre joints where the two pieces are cut so that when they fit together…

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piscean
Sep 25, 2011 5:22 am

Hi NicDaveCat, welcome to the forum. where abouts are you building? city? country? just a general idea. The plan looks like a nice one. Have you changed much? i've…

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kexkez
Sep 24, 2011 9:50 pm
kexkez
ozdrexler
ozdrexler
23 September 2011

Damp Proof Course and brick veneer

Damp Proof Course and brick veneer

I am tempted to convert my double garage into 2 bedrooms and a kids room for thier tv, study area etc. My home is a 3 bedroom brick veneer construction. The garage is…

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ozdrexler
Sep 23, 2011 11:55 pm
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
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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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Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
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


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