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theanonyuser
theanonyuser
19 July 2012

Alternative to tiles in shower

Alternative to tiles in shower

I paid a bit over 3000 for the floor & wall tiling for the entire bathrooms :) Glass is nice, you can get it done for closer to $280/sqm for plain toughened glass. For the…

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theanonyuser
Jul 19, 2012 9:35 pm
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thegilbeys
Aug 24, 2011 10:41 pm
thegilbeys
nrh157
nrh157
24 August 2011

New Estate... how do you sort out fencing

New Estate... how do you sort out fencing

Hi Cass, We are over @ NRH, were nearing completion & needed to get fencing going so got neighbors contact details from council & sent them all a letter & they basically…

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nrh157
Aug 24, 2011 6:45 pm
nrh157
portas1971
portas1971
24 August 2011

How long is your building contract?

How long is your building contract?
1, 2

285 days. Building with contracted NBG builder. Today is day 302, although there have been issues with build and I have been allowed site access. About 4 weeks to build…

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portas1971
Aug 24, 2011 6:10 pm
kellyW24
kellyW24
24 August 2011

Where to find internal stair Hand Rails QLD

Where to find internal stair Hand Rails QLD

Hi Homeone enthusiasts :D Our internal stairs have gyprock walls on both sides with no handrail. Where can I source a brushed chrome or similar handrail that I can…

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kellyW24
Aug 24, 2011 2:37 pm
Charnley
Charnley
23 August 2011

New extension - Rising damp???

New extension - Rising damp???

The white fungus sounds like efflorescence which is not a fungus but the salts etc coming out of the bricks. Fairly common especially with new bricks/pavers. It should…

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Charnley
Aug 23, 2011 10:12 pm
Charnley
planfan
planfan
23 August 2011

WIR and Kitchen pantry

WIR and Kitchen pantry

Hi Grover http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g36 ... IRplan.png 2400mm x 1410mm the above is our WIR plan - we had it fitted with 4 drawers and 3 shelves to the left…

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planfan
Aug 23, 2011 9:00 pm
notremaison
notremaison
23 August 2011

securing wooden slats as screening

securing wooden slats as screening

Is this a timber paling fence, as I'm just looking to do the same thing if the case? I was wondering if they additional weight would cause any issues.

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notremaison
Aug 23, 2011 5:35 pm
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
22 August 2011

Where architraves / skirting boards meet walls

Where architraves / skirting boards meet walls

No worries, just a damp sponge or rag to clean it up btw, not wringing wet, don't be scared to go over it a few times, cleaning sponge each time, You will surprise…

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Darren Stewart
Aug 23, 2011 12:46 am

lol Pebbles, thankyou!!

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Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
karry327
karry327
22 August 2011

Fencing / Retaining wall help

Fencing / Retaining wall help

Funnily enough the cost of the retaining wall was only $990 and the fence was $750. The retaining wall is currently doing it's job but it's not the ideal sized timber and…

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karry327
Aug 22, 2011 3:20 pm
karry327

Hi guys and gals, I have another special to share with you: Samsung 51" Plasma - PS51D550 For a limited time $999 http://thecableconnection.com.au/999-Sp ...…

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mattwalker
Aug 22, 2011 11:59 am
mattwalker
rajah
rajah
21 August 2011

HELP! Does jarrah flooring match burnished wood laminate?

HELP! Does jarrah flooring match burnished wood laminate?

Hello, I am new to the forum so I hope I am doing this right! I am unsure if Jarrah floorboards in semi-gloss will match my kitchen which has white benchtops and…

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rajah
Aug 21, 2011 8:05 pm
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kyton
Aug 21, 2011 8:51 am
kyton
kyton
kyton
21 August 2011

Light Installation

Light Installation

Normally they will just install junction boxes in ceiling of each room for your sparky to connect the lights to.

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kyton
Aug 21, 2011 8:45 am
kyton
Shakel
Shakel
20 August 2011

16 week build time

16 week build time

wow! So it can be done! My building contract is for 26 weeks to build from the date the slab was complete. Unfortunately, 26 weeks+ 6 weeks over xmas + 3 days public…

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Shakel
Aug 20, 2011 9:45 pm
Shakel
ChargerWA
ChargerWA
20 August 2011

engineering approvals for sheds

engineering approvals for sheds

Honestly, by the time you pay for drafting and engineering, it will just be cheaper to buy a kit and erect it yourself. Unless you are doing something special like…

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ChargerWA
Aug 20, 2011 9:32 pm
ChargerWA
mashy81
mashy81
21 November 2012

Warm or cool LED lights

Warm or cool LED lights
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COB Chips or multi chips, COB chips are actually very cheap if not cheaper than individual chips. Individual chips are general higher efficiency the COB and they dissipate…

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mashy81
Nov 21, 2012 6:37 pm
portas1971
portas1971
19 August 2011

Homeshow discount too fiddly

Homeshow discount too fiddly

I missed out on the free tix but was grateful for the disc code. You didn't miss much anyway. I wouldn't bother going. The HIA one was much better. This one had 3 full…

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portas1971
Aug 19, 2011 10:58 pm
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
19 August 2011

Home insurance vs fence & retaining wall

Home insurance vs fence & retaining wall

Well that does suck :( Just thinking out loud, but if the wall is to be done like ours is, stepped in underground, how would you go about doing that given that they'd need…

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Oceanus2
Aug 19, 2011 6:40 pm
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 1:52 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 8:43 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 6:46 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 18, 2011 12:14 am
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 10:54 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 9:43 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 7:33 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 8:05 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 8:47 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 4:07 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 10:27 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 5:37 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 5:32 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 5:04 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 3:10 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 4:38 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 2:12 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 11:31 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 9:24 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 1:37 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 12:56 pm
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 9:29 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 5:24 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 10:41 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 10:27 pm


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