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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 ?
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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?
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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
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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
Nika25
Nika25
7 August 2011

Mould everywhere. Who is at fault?

Mould everywhere. Who is at fault?

Question the results if they blame you ? It's a bit late now, but for anyone else reading this it pays to put every little tiny detail in writing…

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Nika25
Aug 07, 2011 9:17 pm
Nika25
dsiroky
dsiroky
7 August 2011

matching the garage doors and entry doors

matching the garage doors and entry doors

Anyone know a supplier (melbourne) or have tips on how to get an entry door and garage door made to match? We like the look of a lot of the western red cedar sectional…

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dsiroky
Aug 07, 2011 7:46 pm
rjg
rjg
7 August 2011

Asbestos??

Asbestos??

I was worried when my demo company said we had asbestos. Little to my knowledge, it matters little as most old houses have it, it doesn't really cost that more to get rid…

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rjg
Aug 07, 2011 4:58 pm
cherub
cherub
7 August 2011

Timber Decking & timber sizes

Timber Decking & timber sizes

posts 90x90mm or 230x230mm brickwork bearers 2/190x35mm will span 2400mm (thats 2 nailed together) joists 90x45mm will span 1700mm @ 450mm centers

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cherub
Aug 07, 2011 8:44 am
farmerswifey
farmerswifey
6 August 2011

Please help me out with some tiles!

Please help me out with some tiles!

Could you help me find the thread, I can't see it!! Sorry newbie here...

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farmerswifey
Aug 06, 2011 11:17 pm
LeanneR
LeanneR
6 August 2011

Side Fence & Gate - WA

Side Fence & Gate - WA

Wasnt sure where to put this We have colorbond fences and want a gate on one side house and fence on the other. The fence space is 1.6metres wide and gate would be…

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LeanneR
Aug 06, 2011 3:46 pm
LeanneR
kek
kek
6 August 2011

Mould from condensation

Mould from condensation

A few things that might help: - Check to see if the wall vents are blocked. - Kill the existing mould with a bleach solution again. - Run a heater constantly for a few…

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kek
Aug 06, 2011 9:10 am
kek
J&K
J&K
5 August 2011

Locating service cables

Locating service cables

I had to do a similar thing in Sydney, found a company called SureSearch when googling. They were helpful and efficient. From memory cost about $500 to locate phone, water…

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J&K
Aug 05, 2011 9:28 pm
J&K
namtrak
namtrak
11 August 2011

Sealing old timber floors

Sealing old timber floors

Bona Naturale - ring Bona and talk to Adrian to get some advice

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namtrak
Aug 11, 2011 4:57 pm
jeevescat
jeevescat
5 August 2011

Planning for a shed

Planning for a shed

We are based in the uk and are in the process of selling a piece of land in Queensland which has on it a 12m x 8m shed, built we think in the mid 1990's. It's a closed…

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jeevescat
Aug 05, 2011 9:04 pm
1sthome
1sthome
5 August 2011

Cutting metal pipes

Cutting metal pipes

If u dont like a grinder try a recipro saw. Ozitzo have a cheapie that will do the job.

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1sthome
Aug 05, 2011 4:09 pm
Jase
Jase
5 August 2011

Question about plumbing

Question about plumbing

Thanks for your reply. It is good to read of others experiences. I spoke to our site supervisor this morning and he is looking into it for us. I would rather have them run…

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Jase
Aug 05, 2011 3:03 pm
Casa2
Casa2
5 August 2011

My Draftsman quote - please view!

My Draftsman quote - please view!

What's the total? My architect charged $15,000 for everything.

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Casa2
Aug 05, 2011 8:57 am
Nika25
Nika25
4 August 2011

strong walls?!

strong walls?!

The easiest way still sounds like just a layer of impact resistant gyprock over the original. As nika pointed out, the doc shows it can go directly…

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Nika25
Aug 04, 2011 11:55 am
Nika25
tjilpi
tjilpi
4 August 2011

Ceiling Linings

Ceiling Linings

Thanks for the feedback ::smile:: Thought I had it sorted. Was at an auction yesterday and on the spur of the moment bought Tasmanian Oak for 30c lineal metre (bargain!) so was…

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tjilpi
Aug 04, 2011 9:08 am
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
3 August 2011

Change of door supplier for Big-M in Melbourne-metro?

Change of door supplier for Big-M in Melbourne-metro?

Just a quick note to all who are building with Big M (sorry I can't use their actual name here but I presume everyone knows who "Big M" is) in Metro Melbourne - they have…

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cmhamilton
Aug 03, 2011 2:11 pm
betHeEeee
betHeEeee
3 August 2011

Alfresco slab - Atlantique MKII...Is it or isn't it provided

Alfresco slab - Atlantique MKII...Is it or isn't it provided

Not sure at this point...Probably take a moment to calm down and have a think about things. Thanks for the tip, I will check out their…

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betHeEeee
Aug 03, 2011 9:04 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
3 August 2011

Spare keys

Spare keys

Lockwood introduced a restricted key system to all their new locks, you can get one directly from Lockwood.

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chrisandkate
Aug 03, 2011 8:52 am
Bam
Bam
2 August 2011

Cost of gas connection to new dwelling

Cost of gas connection to new dwelling

Yep, bringing the line to the house is free :z: BUT they quote 4-6weeks, and then you have to apply for your meter. I rang on week 7 and they told me 2 more weeks :shock: Havent…

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Bam
Aug 02, 2011 10:12 pm
Bam
eyspy
eyspy
2 August 2011

Tiling Question

Tiling Question

That sounds much better, I am sure you will be pleased with that decision.

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eyspy
Aug 02, 2011 8:58 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
1 August 2011

Help with some items I would like to dispute with builder

Help with some items I would like to dispute with builder

Just to clarify and to sort out some of the confusion out there (as well as my own confusion) as to what you can/cannot 'claim' via BACV (Building Advice and Conciliation…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 01, 2011 2:30 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
1 August 2011

Knock down and rebuild

Knock down and rebuild

If you use the search function you'll find 6 pages of results with the word Kurmond in it. Have a sift through (a lot of them are the same thread with a a different post)…

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chrisandkate
Aug 01, 2011 11:18 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
1 August 2011

Garage rear roller door

Garage rear roller door

Most garage roller doors over hang the opening by 30-50mm each side. The channel is usually 80-100mm deep and the anchor it around 40-600 in. It is only a guide rail and…

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chrisandkate
Aug 01, 2011 11:16 am
grom40
grom40
1 August 2011

Fencing

Fencing

Well firstly I don't know if there's such a thing as a "standard timber fence"; what height? does it need to have capping? what kind of timber do you want it to be made…

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grom40
Aug 01, 2011 11:15 am
grom40
Casa2
Casa2
1 August 2011

Slab details confusion

Slab details confusion

If you've signed a contract then stick to it. It sounds liek the builder is tryign to extract some more money from you.

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Casa2
Aug 01, 2011 8:54 am
bashworth
bashworth
31 July 2011

are you allowed to raise inspection points for....

are you allowed to raise inspection points for....

I suppose you are supposed to get a plumber to do it. But I did just as you describe myself.

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bashworth
Jul 31, 2011 4:41 pm
bashworth
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
31 July 2011

Points to raise during inspection

Points to raise during inspection

If you are unsure yourself of everything you need to keep an eye out for (and to be honest most people are) then it might be an idea to consider getting an independent…

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cmhamilton
Jul 31, 2011 8:44 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
31 July 2011

Anyone else modelling these house in google sketchup?

Anyone else modelling these house in google sketchup?
1, 2

For anyone learning it I recommend: http://sketchup.google.com/training/videos.html :) I'm currently using it to help decide on colours, but they don't quite come out…

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theanonyuser
Jul 31, 2011 6:53 am
eyspy
eyspy
30 July 2011

Ant Problem

Ant Problem

If you have an ant problem and there is no food scraps laying around you could have a problem. Black ants are natural hunters of white ants. They will seek them out to…

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eyspy
Jul 30, 2011 9:56 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
30 July 2011

Wording of new fence notice

Wording of new fence notice

Should I include this in my Notice of Intention to Perform Replacement, Definitely YES. Include everything however trivial including…

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 30, 2011 1:18 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
30 July 2011

slab down - is this work okay.

slab down - is this work okay.

I think you are worrying needlessly. If that large pipe was merely a conduit for services, the tradies will bore holes through the bottom plate, which has no structural…

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 30, 2011 1:06 pm
kexkez
kexkez
30 July 2011

Help with Cat Breeders

Help with Cat Breeders

there are sometimes some offered on gumtree. Some to be rehoused not just kittens.

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kexkez
Jul 30, 2011 10:51 am
kexkez
umehomes
umehomes
29 July 2011

Good licensed certifier in Canberra-Framing stage inspection

Good licensed certifier in Canberra-Framing stage inspection

I am building my first home in Ford Canberra ACT and want to hire a private inspector to check the quality of builder's work at the following…

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umehomes
Jul 29, 2011 10:21 pm
Jeremyheyes
Jeremyheyes
29 July 2011

Removing stickers from merbau screen

Removing stickers from merbau screen

After using the oil on the wood to remove the sticker don't forget to clean it with softer cloth. The cloth you are gonna use to clear the sticker should also be soft.

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Jeremyheyes
Jul 29, 2011 6:27 pm
cray-
cray-
29 July 2011

Built in TV Units

Built in TV Units

There is no problem at all with putting your DVD/BD Player, STB, etc. behind closed doors, so long as you have adequate ventilation. A hole cutter to the rear panel will…

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cray-
Jul 29, 2011 12:48 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
29 July 2011

Ensuite location......

Ensuite location......

We have a bathroom off our entrance hall. I don't mind the location of the bathroom, but hate the fact that you can look straight into it from the front door/ lounge room…

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tjilpi
Jul 29, 2011 6:45 am


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