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philkent
philkent
7 July 2011

Western wall cavity fill which is best

Western wall cavity fill which is best

Im thinking now that the air bubble foil would be best

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philkent
Jul 07, 2011 6:43 pm
paulw11
paulw11
7 July 2011

Ultraclear aerated wastewater recycling

Ultraclear aerated wastewater recycling

Hi I have been quoted around $14K for the installation of an Econocycle with 1200 m2 of sub surface irrigation near Lithgow. The quote doesn't include any additional…

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paulw11
Jul 07, 2011 9:20 am
Lex
Lex
6 July 2011

slab being wet during curing

slab being wet during curing

:shock: So, they didn't use any curing compound? I thought that would be pretty much standard these days ... :th: Sorry, dunno why they ignored the patio. Does the patio have any…

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Lex
Jul 06, 2011 10:57 pm
Lex
1sthome
1sthome
6 July 2011

wooden look like timber for Gable in roof

wooden look like timber for Gable in roof

Not sure what youre after. I'm using a scyon product. Will be painted white to look like our old wooden cladding.

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1sthome
Jul 06, 2011 10:53 pm
taki
taki
6 July 2011

clean fill available in Elderslie 2570=photos attached

clean fill available in Elderslie 2570=photos attached

Hi all, Clean sandy fill available in Elderslie 2570, easy access. There is around a truckload or 15 tonnes. Would be suitable for land…

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taki
Jul 06, 2011 8:53 pm
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rockabilly_kid
Jul 06, 2011 10:37 am
rockabilly_kid
bashworth
bashworth
5 July 2011

When do you need a stormwater survey....

When do you need a stormwater survey....

Do you mean a CCTV inspection of the pipe which could cost from a few hundred dollars for a basic look to a couple of thousand for a detailed report plus DVD? or something else?

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bashworth
Jul 05, 2011 11:13 pm
bashworth

hi, friend, thanks for your message. That is our plan. If it is possible we hope there is someone can be our agent in Australia . Our company name is Beiing Hocreboard…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
mapcalla
mapcalla
5 July 2011

what's your best price?

what's your best price?

I have stumbled across this website - www.whatsyourbestprice.com.au You give them details of products you wish to purchase and they look for a good price for you!

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mapcalla
Jul 05, 2011 2:20 pm
Casa2
Casa2
5 July 2011

Caulking an expansion joint

Caulking an expansion joint

The best caulking to use is ... get the builder to fix it! (My house uses Fuller's Caulk in Colours, but it could just as easily have been Shelleys No More Gaps Coloured…

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Casa2
Jul 05, 2011 12:34 pm
kek
kek
5 July 2011

My builder may not have complied with design guidelines.

My builder may not have complied with design guidelines.

we had to put our plans in for developer/estate approval. If you did that and those those plans had the solar panels…

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kek
Jul 05, 2011 8:02 am
kek
philkent
philkent
5 July 2011

insulating and lining shed

insulating and lining shed

Thanks for that.Its a big old cement sheet shed .......will have to get the pencil out for costings

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philkent
Jul 05, 2011 6:35 am
kdgirl
kdgirl
4 July 2011

Clearance for fencing??

Clearance for fencing??

one thing you could do is choose to install your fence prior to commencement of the build (before you technically hand over the build to the builder)? I have one side…

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kdgirl
Jul 04, 2011 4:59 pm
petali
petali
4 July 2011

How much should i expect to pay for an architect in Sydney

How much should i expect to pay for an architect in Sydney

Thanks, we have been quoted from $15K to $22K to take the project to the tender process e.g To be able to get apples for apples quotes from builders. I am still struggling…

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petali
Jul 04, 2011 12:09 pm
vlt
vlt
4 July 2011

Dispute with a carpenter/builder over charges.

Dispute with a carpenter/builder over charges.

Did you sign a contract for the job? Did you approve the variation to the contract? If you had issues with the pricing, it would have been better to not go ahead with…

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vlt
Jul 04, 2011 10:45 am
Josefern
Josefern
4 July 2011

All Day Fencing

All Day Fencing

Hi all, Has anyone used the company "all day fencing in Sydney" They are building and installing a mototized hardwood/steel frame sliding gate for us at the moment and we…

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Josefern
Jul 04, 2011 9:43 am
CA3105
CA3105
3 July 2011

Wanting to complete retianing wall before Handover?

Wanting to complete retianing wall before Handover?

As everyone else has said, you legally are not allowed on your land as soon as you sign a contract with a builder as you sign over all access rights to them. It's best to…

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CA3105
Jul 03, 2011 2:25 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
2 July 2011

Building garage

Building garage

To help other help you, how about mentioning where you live and the local council. Also have to talked to the shed suppliers as they generally…

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chrisandkate
Jul 02, 2011 10:00 pm
eukaryote:)
eukaryote:)
2 July 2011

House Demolitions in Melbourne - Any recommendations please

House Demolitions in Melbourne - Any recommendations please

Vic Wide Demolition. Guys were excellent, quote was good and they specifically told us not to pay anything until they did the job to our satisfaction and were very…

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eukaryote:)
Jul 02, 2011 9:09 pm
Bam
Bam
2 July 2011

Soil test Mernda Village estate South Village.

Soil test Mernda Village estate South Village.
VIC

You might want to post this in the Doreen/Mernda thread in General Discussion as well? :)

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Bam
Jul 02, 2011 8:55 pm
Bam
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
2 July 2011

Demolition of boundary wall - neighbours object (perth)

Demolition of boundary wall - neighbours object (perth)

Hi Lilmonkey, I feel your pain. We have the neighbours from hell over our back fence. We wanted to knock down our fence and replace at our cost. We needed it to be…

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shackonthehill
Jul 02, 2011 5:13 pm
shackonthehill
tjilpi
tjilpi
1 July 2011

I need advice on my timber window installation.

I need advice on my timber window installation.

The window will generally sit flush with the inside wall but protrude a little beyond the external wall. If it looks 'set back' from the inside it proabably has a wide…

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tjilpi
Jul 01, 2011 7:13 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
1 July 2011

Importing from China??

Importing from China??
1, 2

Whats the level of formeldehyde in the Vietnemese boards cos I noticed not long ago that a local manufacturer now offers a reduced version?

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JazzyJess
Jul 01, 2011 12:56 pm
Alex88
Alex88
30 June 2011

Any firemen on here ???

Any firemen on here ???

If you are concerned about your smoke detector replace it, otherwise you can buy a test spray can to test them. Depending on the type of…

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Alex88
Jun 30, 2011 7:08 pm
Alex88
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
30 June 2011

Cutting small channel into concrete slab...

Cutting small channel into concrete slab...

If you are only going to cut a 500mm long 'trench' and have no further use for it I would buy a cheap 100mm angle grinder with a cheap diamond blade. This cheap gear is…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 30, 2011 4:30 pm
sem
sem
30 June 2011

Looking for feedback on builders in Perth

Looking for feedback on builders in Perth

Has anyone built a home with Tonich Homes? How was the service and quality of work please

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sem
Jun 30, 2011 1:42 pm
ourdiydream
ourdiydream
30 June 2011

Subdivision of existing room

Subdivision of existing room

Hi greggles, We're doing something similiar ourselves at the moment...you can check our blog out at www.ourdiydream.com for all the juicy details. Basically our room is…

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ourdiydream
Jun 30, 2011 12:42 pm
ourdiydream
darrell81
darrell81
29 June 2011

termite protection and decking

termite protection and decking

i want to build a deck on the side of the house at ground level from our laundry door.im not too up on termite protection so what do i need to do to keep the termite…

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darrell81
Jun 29, 2011 5:55 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
29 June 2011

Fences and adjoining in new estate

Fences and adjoining in new estate

Definitely have another word to the builders. I don't think that can stop you from putting the fence up earlier than they would have liked. I think that they just have to…

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kdgirl
Jun 29, 2011 10:25 am
jemsband
jemsband
29 June 2011

Condensation

Condensation
1, 2

Thanky you too HHCIB for appreciating. Glad to contribute. I plan to write more and if it can contribute to your future articles I'll post back here.

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jemsband
Jun 29, 2011 2:51 am
suh
suh
28 June 2011

Access through neighbour property

Access through neighbour property

Have you asked your neighbours nicely? A carton of beer / bottle of nice wine or something to that effect for the incovienience goes a long way…

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suh
Jun 28, 2011 9:00 am
suh
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
28 June 2011

Where can I buy plastic sleeve for 90x90mm square post

Where can I buy plastic sleeve for 90x90mm square post

Why do you want to sink a post into concrete creating a well that will retain water and eventually rot the bottom of the post? I would be using a post base bolted to the…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 28, 2011 12:43 am
bashworth
bashworth
27 June 2011

Star energy ratings

Star energy ratings

6 star rating is basically only what is currently required (OK only) and is fairly easy to get. Back in 2005 when the builders standard was 5 stars by just getting the…

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bashworth
Jun 27, 2011 3:45 pm
bashworth
Phillshz
Phillshz
27 June 2011

Powerpoint

Powerpoint

No! You want to "piggy back" off a existing power point or install a junction box and run your cables to where you want the new power point to be. But given the basis of…

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Phillshz
Jun 27, 2011 2:52 pm
camelia
camelia
26 June 2011

boundary access laws

boundary access laws

Does anyone know what the law says regarding access to do house maintenance? My neighbour and I have a shared boundary (my wall of the house forms part of the boundary…

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camelia
Jun 26, 2011 10:32 am
equineaffair
equineaffair
26 June 2011

Cut and fill levels - how are the determined???

Cut and fill levels - how are the determined???

it is cheaper for them to move the dirt around rather than bring in fill. Also if you have fill then you need to have deeper foundations that go past the fill. Sound…

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equineaffair
Jun 26, 2011 8:52 am
equineaffair
B STAR
B STAR
26 June 2011

Help Who watched Hot property Tonight on TV

Help Who watched Hot property Tonight on TV

thanks guys thats the one. Was was fairly interested in house from the fact that I thought it was being undersold. The owners did say that it only costed them $250K to…

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B STAR
Jun 26, 2011 9:46 pm
joles
joles
23 June 2011

Mice

Mice
1 ... 4, 5, 6

There's one in the pantry. I've seen evidence of it. :shock: We leave the pantry door open during the day but close the door and set traps at night. Nothing. Naughty little…

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joles
Jun 23, 2011 12:28 pm
joles
snoofie
snoofie
26 June 2011

60mm Overhang On Bricks?

60mm Overhang On Bricks?
1, 2

My main concern would actually be that the lintel may be underrated for the task. I believe the size of the lintel should be on your plans.. Our garage has about 15mm…

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snoofie
Jun 26, 2011 9:50 pm
snoofie
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blueblueblue
Jun 22, 2011 6:06 pm
noemouse
noemouse
16 August 2011

What is this gutter profile?

What is this gutter profile?
SA

I'm trying to find this gutter profile in Melbourne - contacted Stratco who say they don't know of it. Can you provide any more details on how…

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noemouse
Aug 16, 2011 9:20 pm
kyton
kyton
22 June 2011

Wardrobe fit out

Wardrobe fit out

Make a list of what you need in each one. Do you want:- Hanging Space Trouser hanging spaces Wide drawers Narrow drawers Double hanging for shirts etc Long hanging space…

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kyton
Jun 22, 2011 12:31 pm
kyton
btherl
btherl
22 June 2011

Do handles have to be drawn on building contract plans? Help

Do handles have to be drawn on building contract plans? Help

Contracts usually specify that the written contract takes precedence over the drawings. If that's the case, "owner to supply handles to cupboards" IS the full…

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btherl
Jun 22, 2011 9:41 am
btherl
Kaffy
Kaffy
22 June 2011

How much of your income is spent on loan repayments?

How much of your income is spent on loan repayments?
1, 2, 3

Ours is 22% of our combined take home. Thankfully we have no other debt and no children to feed yet so we are making additional repayments towards the principal each month…

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Kaffy
Jun 22, 2011 6:58 am
Lex
Lex
21 June 2011

Help needed re. weather forecast !!! (Stormy???)

Help needed re. weather forecast !!! (Stormy???)

Thanks Kdgirl. Looks like we share this pain ::hyst:: The SMH site now says it's a low possiblity of rain until Thur next week. Who knows what will be forecast on Sunday!! ::hyst::

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Lex
Jun 21, 2011 7:16 pm
Lex
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
21 June 2011

How do I ask for our plans back from unsuccesful builders?

How do I ask for our plans back from unsuccesful builders?
NSW

Have to agree with Casa2 on this one. We sent our own plans out to 5 different builders for quotes & I don't like the fact that they could use our…

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ElephantGuy
Jun 21, 2011 4:04 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
21 June 2011

Whirligig - cost??

Whirligig - cost??

Thanks for that david242gt - good idea re calling the hardware stores. Not sure what I was thinking - didn't even know where you got them from but if I had of stopped to…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jun 21, 2011 10:33 am
david242gt
david242gt
20 June 2011

Soundproofing walls

Soundproofing walls

When you soundproof the room dont forget to use a solid core door and seals, otherwise the sound will still get in.

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david242gt
Jun 20, 2011 8:39 pm
david242gt


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