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ECOECO
ECOECO
12 January 2012

New Warranty Legislation from January 2012

New Warranty Legislation from January 2012

Hi Here is some new consumer legislation courtesy HIA... I have highlighted the most important change... although I think current law covers it. CHANGES TO…

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ECOECO
Jan 12, 2012 7:22 pm
ECOECO
mak_
mak_
12 January 2012

Decking Permits Whittlesea Council

Decking Permits Whittlesea Council

davinci it does sound hard :D lol wow all of that just for a deck...annoying :(

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mak_
Jan 12, 2012 9:34 am
mak_
edscl
edscl
11 January 2012

Anyone know where to get these?

Anyone know where to get these?

http://www.watsonbrass.com.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=51&products_id=372 I was thinking that a place like this one would have…

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edscl
Jan 11, 2012 8:39 pm
edscl
bashworth
bashworth
11 January 2012

solar electric boosted hot water system

solar electric boosted hot water system

For occasional use I wouldn't have thought the running costs of an instantaneous electric unit would be an issue. Daily use for long showers may be different.

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bashworth
Jan 11, 2012 5:10 pm
bashworth
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
11 January 2012

Roof tiles sagging

Roof tiles sagging

A photo will help but if the sag is evident from the ground it seems you have a serious strutting problem and it needs inspecting by a builder or building inspector. I…

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Uncle Arfur
Jan 11, 2012 1:32 pm
tkmel
tkmel
11 January 2012

Recommendations for demolition company - Melbourne

Recommendations for demolition company - Melbourne

Try Online Demolition, I was happy with them. The only thing you would need to do is make sure your services are removed and some builders require the sewers capped. Make…

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tkmel
Jan 11, 2012 12:58 am
athman
athman
10 January 2012

Garage Door

Garage Door

I've just gone through a similar process and ended up choosing Centurion. I wanted to replace a Steel Line tilt panel garage door with timber look door. I got quotes from…

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athman
Jan 10, 2012 11:01 pm
edscl
edscl
8 January 2012

Major Renovation -- Am I dreaming?

Major Renovation -- Am I dreaming?

We renovated our first home, it was an old commission home in the south eastern suburbs on Melbourne. The total of the renovation 7 years ago was $120k, to build a new…

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edscl
Jan 08, 2012 2:15 am
edscl
webjet
webjet
7 January 2012

moving a pool table

moving a pool table

Give dynamic billiards a call in Preston they hire out specially made trolleys and can even move them for u for quite cheap

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webjet
Jan 07, 2012 10:18 pm
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
7 January 2012

Midland Brick 'Vision" service

Midland Brick 'Vision" service

hi, has anyone in WA used this service? Just wondering if you found it any good, and is there a charge for it? tia

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GardenofNeedn-58
Jan 07, 2012 6:21 pm
duke
duke
7 January 2012

Help! Electrician question - which timer switch?

Help! Electrician question - which timer switch?

I had a rethink and now I am going to get a ceiling sensor put in so I don't have to stumble in the dark coming through the other garage opening which has no switch near…

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duke
Jan 07, 2012 11:09 am
tjilpi
tjilpi
6 January 2012

Recommended refrigerated aircon installers mernda.

Recommended refrigerated aircon installers mernda.

I would suggest that the reason you have had no return phone calls as we have just finished the xmas/ new year period and most are on holidays! ::: We had ours installed…

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tjilpi
Jan 06, 2012 8:42 pm
LAK
LAK
6 January 2012

Ceilings, why are there obvious join marks ?

Ceilings, why are there obvious join marks ?

The tools being used are taping and jointing tools certainly, the spreading tool termed a taping knife, however the…

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LAK
Jan 06, 2012 12:23 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
6 January 2012

Dip in the cornice caused by sagging truss?

Dip in the cornice caused by sagging truss?

Looking up in the roof nothing appear out of the ordinary. Has the ceiling come away from the truss? I'm not a fan of gang nail trusses…

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Uncle Arfur
Jan 06, 2012 9:59 am
photoimpressions
photoimpressions
5 January 2012

Sydney Pool and Spa Expo 2012

Sydney Pool and Spa Expo 2012

Hi, just wondering if anyone going to the pool and spa expo this year in February at Rose hill? Has anyone actually bought a pool at the expo? If so is it actually cheaper? Thanks.

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photoimpressions
Jan 05, 2012 12:52 pm
locus
locus
4 January 2012

Sanding back limestone render - possible?

Sanding back limestone render - possible?

I've purchased a 1960's double brick house that the previous owner has had done with a limestone render. The render has a rolled mortar joint pattern. I'm not a huge fan…

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locus
Jan 04, 2012 2:21 pm
locus
ali0712
ali0712
3 January 2012

Exterior Colour Selection HELP please

Exterior Colour Selection HELP please

Hello, We are in the process of deciding on exterior colours and need some help Currently we thought the following: * Roof tile: Bristile prestige in Tungsten *…

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ali0712
Jan 03, 2012 8:55 pm
take2
take2
3 January 2012

Project Homes VS What??

Project Homes VS What??

We went with a small builder who only built a few homes a year. Not all custom builders are upmarket. We could not use a project builder because we had too much of a…

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take2
Jan 03, 2012 6:32 pm
take2
take2
take2
3 January 2012

Weatherboard houses - exterior modern paint colours.

Weatherboard houses - exterior modern paint colours.

Our house is built with James Hardie Stria, the main colours for us are Surfmist at the front of the house, Wattyl Rock Oyster with woodland grey as a acent colour. Cheer Lou

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take2
Jan 03, 2012 6:24 pm
take2
kitty1982
kitty1982
3 January 2012

Raising, restumping, building and renovating in Bris

Raising, restumping, building and renovating in Bris

hi all, we have a 1950s weatherboard house in SE brisbane. We have just had plans done for raising and renovating our home. I have a flood of questions and so glad…

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kitty1982
Jan 03, 2012 12:13 am
kitty1982
* jas *
* jas *
2 January 2012

Carport design, looking for websites with plans ?

Carport design, looking for websites with plans ?

We are building a gable that's about 12-13m long and 10m wide at one end and 7m wide at the other end due the way the house is. I took my house plans to stratco and they…

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* jas *
Jan 02, 2012 11:29 pm
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
2 January 2012

Wellard Homestead Lots Site Cost

Wellard Homestead Lots Site Cost

Hi all What is the average site costs for Homestead Large Lots in Wellard (WA)? What type of soil is it? Thanks

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AubinGroveFan
Jan 02, 2012 12:59 am
50sfreakmark
50sfreakmark
30 December 2011

1940-50s kitchen wanted SE Brisbane

1940-50s kitchen wanted SE Brisbane

Hi, Im looking for a kitchen from the 40s-50s. Base cabinets and overheads, already have one base cabinet but need another approx 1900mmx500mm or longer. Im based in SE…

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50sfreakmark
Dec 30, 2011 8:17 pm
seals
seals
30 December 2011

Merbau - Melbourne

Merbau - Melbourne

Hey Adam, I would love your deck calculator.... Where you buy your timber from? Cheers

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seals
Dec 30, 2011 7:15 pm
bobette
bobette
28 December 2011

Draughtsperson recommendation

Draughtsperson recommendation

Hi Anyone has good draughtsperson that they are happy to recommend to help complete some concept drawings in Sydney Northwest area? Thanks!

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bobette
Dec 28, 2011 2:37 pm
paul.jason
paul.jason
27 December 2011

Making a doorway where a wall was....

Making a doorway where a wall was....

We're at a point of preparing our house for sale, and currently we have a MASSIVE rumpus room. Sounds good so far ? We've had a couple of opinions that it's current…

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paul.jason
Dec 27, 2011 5:49 pm
paul.jason
RJKraft
RJKraft
27 December 2011

Copyright on plans by architect & working plan by builder

Copyright on plans by architect & working plan by builder

Although the original post was about copyright and the additionl 5K in damages, we came to accept some time ago that this was something we had to live with. However, the…

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RJKraft
Dec 27, 2011 11:15 am
yvette72
yvette72
26 December 2011

BRICKY - ANYONE KNOW A GOOD ONE

BRICKY - ANYONE KNOW A GOOD ONE

there are some good ones out that way but since by hubby left bricklaying over 8 year ago,check your local paper always a good idea,where hubby got most of his work and by…

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yvette72
Dec 26, 2011 5:33 pm
hgsuzuki
hgsuzuki
25 December 2011

Electricity pole or underground pit?

Electricity pole or underground pit?

What ended up happening with this? You know if between poles they can use a midspan aerial service instead of a pole.

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hgsuzuki
Dec 25, 2011 11:20 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
22 December 2011

What is the precise defintion of "construction completion"?

What is the precise defintion of "construction completion"?

This is what's written in my HIA (and also mention in Consumer Affairs website) "The point at which works to be carried out under the contract…

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zeitgeber
Dec 22, 2011 2:47 pm
zeitgeber
photoimpressions
photoimpressions
22 December 2011

Geotech Report: Please comment!

Geotech Report: Please comment!

Yeh I know if you use the H-class slab it will be additional 5k which has already been considered in our initial estimate, hopefully theres no more additional cost on top…

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photoimpressions
Dec 22, 2011 1:50 pm
sccaust
sccaust
21 December 2011

Sydney - Demolition recommendations?

Sydney - Demolition recommendations?

Try SCCA. Further info at www.sccaust.com.au House DEmo specialists for the Sydney area.

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sccaust
Dec 21, 2011 11:09 am
Keen_to_build
Keen_to_build
20 December 2011

Help with external finish

Help with external finish

Hey guys, Thanks for the replies. You will be pleased to know that I am going with a limestone block brick with a flush mortar finish. I am clearly in the minority with…

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Keen_to_build
Dec 20, 2011 6:58 pm
mak_
mak_
20 December 2011

Eucalypt Estate Epping North Site Costs

Eucalypt Estate Epping North Site Costs

PD quoted me $33,000 for H class slab 1.4mt of fall in Mernda 717sqm - we pulled out an went with another builder we have no rocks

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mak_
Dec 20, 2011 4:03 pm
mak_
NatsyPatsy78
NatsyPatsy78
20 December 2011

Coral Bay Austral Bricks

Coral Bay Austral Bricks

Hi I was wondering if anyone has built using coral bay bricks from Austral? If so would you mine sending me a photo/picture. Thanks :) P.S I've tried doing a search on…

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NatsyPatsy78
Dec 20, 2011 3:11 pm
NatsyPatsy78
CA3105
CA3105
19 December 2011

Duplex Site

Duplex Site

The answer is "how long is a piece of string" - unfortunately there is no definite answer to your question. As you mentioned, you've received quotes between 450 and 700,…

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CA3105
Dec 19, 2011 10:35 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
20 December 2011

Independant building reports

Independant building reports
NSW

thanks guys, im sure it will be eventually sorted... spoke to the ss about so we will see what happens.

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NEWLYWEDS
Dec 20, 2011 7:17 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 December 2011

Please share your experience

Please share your experience

With an architect you will get exactly what you ask for but its likely to cost more or be smaller than an equivalent sized show house. its also more likely to be designed…

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bashworth
Dec 19, 2011 6:21 pm
bashworth
Geste
Geste
19 December 2011

Bonuses

Bonuses

Hey AubinGroveFan.... we may be building in the same area .. if you are…

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Geste
Dec 19, 2011 4:39 pm
anise
anise
19 December 2011

Prestart - upgrade cornice?

Prestart - upgrade cornice?

Yes, it's something you can do at pre-start. We're in WA and upgrading from standard profile cornices to…

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anise
Dec 19, 2011 2:03 pm
anise
anise
anise
19 December 2011

Oh dear, the choices....

Oh dear, the choices....

Congratulations ::lol:: I hear you. I obsessed (still am) for months... so so many decisions. I also wondered about hiring an interior designer but figured in the end it…

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anise
Dec 19, 2011 1:59 pm
anise
Alex
Alex
19 December 2011

Burwood Blue bricks discontinued, similar bricks required

Burwood Blue bricks discontinued, similar bricks required

Hi guys, I'm about to start a new build in February and have been advised that the Nubrik 'Burwood Blue' brick that we had selected is no longer in production. My builder…

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Alex
Dec 19, 2011 1:40 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 December 2011

downpipes ?

downpipes ?

In very heavy rain ( a storm with a return period of more than 2 years) it is unlikely the underground drainage system pipes will cope with the flow. Its better for you…

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bashworth
Dec 19, 2011 11:43 am
bashworth
kassan1973
kassan1973
19 December 2011

Studs under an LVL

Studs under an LVL

Sorry the post was regarding a sliding door opening, and the comment regards to cut studs in load bearing int wall

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kassan1973
Dec 19, 2011 9:55 am
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
19 December 2011

Allam Property Group

Allam Property Group

Can see why some of those things are appealing to you and cutting down on travel time would be a huge bonus to your DH. Don't be put off by my comments if this type of…

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HappyCamper_au
Dec 19, 2011 9:42 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
19 December 2011

Issues with Damp

Issues with Damp

I cant see any damp course membrane above the paving, suggesting they have raised the paving above it allowing moisture to bridge the membrane and enter the wall. If this…

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 19, 2011 5:36 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
19 December 2011

Fitness room and pergola - what will council need?

Fitness room and pergola - what will council need?

Ask your local council Building Approval Dept what they actually require, which I suggest will include fully detailed drawings of the structure and building site,…

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 19, 2011 5:25 am
kassan1973
kassan1973
18 December 2011

cracks in a new home

cracks in a new home

If you look on the BCA website they have a listing od whatis required regarding paintwork/plaster/ tiling etc. Has notes like paint should not flake peel or blister within…

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kassan1973
Dec 18, 2011 7:11 pm


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