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theanonyuser
theanonyuser
31 July 2011

Anyone else modelling these house in google sketchup?

Anyone else modelling these house in google sketchup?
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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
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
28 July 2011

Goodneighbour fencing price

Goodneighbour fencing price

Thanks Chris. My fencing guy said it's best to put the fence post in first, then concrete, then put the fence up.

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Testedbytime
Jul 28, 2011 3:30 pm
kyton
kyton
28 July 2011

Still feeling the cold with "REAL FLAME" heater .... help?

Still feeling the cold with "REAL FLAME" heater .... help?

Yep that is how I thought of it too. Ours would easily be that - maybe slightly larger. Pretty easy to have that size if it is your three main living areas in your house.

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kyton
Jul 28, 2011 2:25 pm
kyton
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
28 July 2011

Turning 4th bedroom into a bathroom

Turning 4th bedroom into a bathroom

Sounds like you may need to consider an extension also. I would think that if you can use the 4th BR as a study/spare room then it would be more beneficial to retain it…

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chrisandkate
Jul 28, 2011 2:18 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
28 July 2011

how big is your elec bill? (those with gas heating) Melb

how big is your elec bill? (those with gas heating) Melb
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Just got ours for $365. Every bill for the last year has consistently risen by around $20 without any changes I can think of (since the "smart" meter). 3 bed, 2 bath,…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jul 28, 2011 1:06 pm
First_Timer_Ray
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
27 July 2011

Building a Mailbox - PLEASE HELP

Building a Mailbox - PLEASE HELP

All yours. The guys in there have explained it really nice. keep us updated with the pics of ur final product :-)

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rajan_g4
Jul 27, 2011 11:31 pm
rajan_g4
juniorbrickie
juniorbrickie
27 July 2011

Cash jobs... *-*

Cash jobs... *-*
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People will do anything for a cash now.

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juniorbrickie
Jul 27, 2011 3:59 pm
morox
morox
27 July 2011

Wall Insulation

Wall Insulation

Thank you all for your opinions. We have decided to get proper sound proof insulation in the internal walls of our theatre room & leave the other internal walls as is.

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morox
Jul 27, 2011 3:07 pm
evo550
evo550
26 July 2011

Draftpersons drew a driveway where there is a lightpole.

Draftpersons drew a driveway where there is a lightpole.

There is a driveway into some townhouses in Brisbane with a lightpole dead center of driveway, all nicely concreted around and all. :? I personaly know some other people in…

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evo550
Jul 26, 2011 10:30 pm
beth95
beth95
26 July 2011

online design website

online design website

Does anyone know of any good online room design websites? Preferably ones that let you choose wall colours from dulux etc and flooring that you can actually buy in…

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beth95
Jul 26, 2011 8:46 pm
Crow
Crow
26 July 2011

Costs of Building Plans

Costs of Building Plans

Our plans, working drawings, engineering, council permits etc etc were $18k.

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Crow
Jul 26, 2011 8:32 pm
HarryDE
HarryDE
26 July 2011

Repairing gaps between timber floor boards?

Repairing gaps between timber floor boards?

You can get an elastic foam that is pushed between the floorboards (Draughtex). This product expands and contracts with the floorboards

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HarryDE
Jul 26, 2011 6:41 pm
deb17
deb17
26 July 2011

Home Buyers VS Boutique Home

Home Buyers VS Boutique Home

Joles is right, it's all about the inclusions. We built with Bentley Homes, we chose a Designer home, so mostly all of what you see, is what you get. They had alot of…

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deb17
Jul 26, 2011 5:21 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
26 July 2011

Knock down and rebuild v's renovate

Knock down and rebuild v's renovate

Its hard to calculate labor as all trades will have a labor fee. Most builders work on a % margin. Usually the margin is around 20% for the average. Some will be lower…

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chrisandkate
Jul 26, 2011 4:54 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
25 July 2011

minimum area for zoned heating

minimum area for zoned heating

We are getting Lennox heating and Cooling. I think we got a G61 heater. They are a bit more expensive but very well made and strong units. I got a good deal as a mate of…

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chrisandkate
Jul 25, 2011 3:44 pm
ESB
ESB
25 July 2011

"Wrong" side of the fence ? Plz help !

"Wrong" side of the fence ? Plz help !

We've only got one side to fence, other two sides are established and we have the 'good' side on side and back. The remaining unfenced side is on the 'dead' side of the…

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ESB
Jul 25, 2011 1:31 pm
ESB
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curmy
Jul 24, 2011 5:21 pm
Southies
Southies
24 July 2011

cracking between floor boards- is this normal

cracking between floor boards- is this normal
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We were told that they will show your foot prints (I guess if you walked bare-foot, which we actually never do), and that it would remain oily for…

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Southies
Jul 24, 2011 1:02 pm
Southies
Wolffie
Wolffie
24 July 2011

Windows ratings

Windows ratings

Hi. I am a new member. Our house was destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Yasi and we are in the process of demolishing it in order to build a new house. Not 1 window was broken…

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Wolffie
Jul 24, 2011 9:53 am

WE ARE SELLING A 65HP ROAD SAW. ALL INFORMATION AND PHOTOS CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING LINK http://brisbane.gumtree.com.au/c-Stuff- ... Z300303784

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Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
fairy blue
fairy blue
23 July 2011

House extension - single room with ensuite

House extension - single room with ensuite

My figures are a bit old now, about 10 years (wow, that long ago!). We built a similar size to you, 6m x 4m. The cost was about $40000 but like I said that is a 10 year…

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fairy blue
Jul 23, 2011 6:04 pm
fairy blue
Sebastain21
Sebastain21
23 July 2011

pool fence, problem with bird access

pool fence, problem with bird access

also it was commanded that all swimming pools must have a continuous safety barrier that is maintained by the pool owner and which restricts access by young children to…

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Sebastain21
Jul 23, 2011 2:50 am
Linrox
Linrox
22 July 2011

Minimum Circuits

Minimum Circuits

I don't think either of those events will happen any time soon. I think the only way it will happen is for me to pay for it. I have also wondered lately how much of a fire…

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Linrox
Jul 22, 2011 4:19 pm
rats72
rats72
22 July 2011

Converting a double carport into a habitable room in Perth

Converting a double carport into a habitable room in Perth

Hi, can anyone recommend a builder to convert our carport into a habitable room? Also any ideas about cost etc would be much appreciated. thanks.

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rats72
Jul 22, 2011 12:29 pm
Dexterredcat
Dexterredcat
21 July 2011

Pre handover inspection- final Payment

Pre handover inspection- final Payment

From what I know YOU are entitle to have your independant inspector through and the builder cannot stop this there is a paragraph in the building act that states this…

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Dexterredcat
Jul 21, 2011 11:06 pm
Dexterredcat
david242gt
david242gt
21 July 2011

rendering facade after handover is possible?

rendering facade after handover is possible?

Sure, if you are undertaking other jobs post hand over, the render(and then painting) is simple to arrange. Because the house will be finish the quotes will be very clear…

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david242gt
Jul 21, 2011 8:45 pm
david242gt
zozo
zozo
21 July 2011

Contractual Question re Home Deposit

Contractual Question re Home Deposit

my DH wanted to add something like this in the contract and our builder said no. Post- contract signing we've had additions to the cost by exceeding our allowance for…

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zozo
Jul 21, 2011 3:31 pm
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
20 July 2011

Standard (minimum) width of stairs

Standard (minimum) width of stairs

Stair regs. Are mainly about tread/rise and pitch also min. Headroom off bulkhead. Twice the rise + going must fall between 550 - 700 mm. Keeps angle correct. I think…

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Darren Stewart
Jul 20, 2011 3:30 pm
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
20 July 2011

Moving Bricks

Moving Bricks

Can you hire one of those ute's with the little crane on the side, the look great

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Darren Stewart
Jul 20, 2011 1:06 pm
bdubya
bdubya
19 July 2011

surveyer perth hills

surveyer perth hills

Thanks architect im planning on doing things right from the start so your feedback is much appreciated. I will contact the counsil and try to get some more info. Cheers…

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bdubya
Jul 19, 2011 10:46 pm
radiuz
radiuz
19 July 2011

Upgraded cornices not applicable to WIL & Robes?

Upgraded cornices not applicable to WIL & Robes?

We upgraded to the same cornice, it looks very smart. We don't have it in our cupboards and W.I.R but you don't see it. Once the cupboard doors and shelfs are put in…

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radiuz
Jul 19, 2011 8:34 pm
Rajiv Mahapatra
Rajiv Mahapatra
19 July 2011

salandra rise,clyde north

salandra rise,clyde north

Just received news that stage6 has been further delayed till sept end. Not happy.

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Rajiv Mahapatra
Jul 19, 2011 5:15 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
19 August 2011

Ripping up bathroom tiles to redo watrproofing - question...

Ripping up bathroom tiles to redo watrproofing - question...

Hi Onc.... From the numerous people we have spoken to on the matter (except the owner builder himself) I think we can safely agree with you. We are currently waiting on a…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 19, 2011 9:08 pm
kelvindj
kelvindj
18 July 2011

The other side of the coin - Tradies

The other side of the coin - Tradies

Just finished our build except for the landscaping which will finish in the next week or so and I have to the tradies have been great all the way through. Quality of work…

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kelvindj
Jul 18, 2011 7:05 pm
Angel628
Angel628
18 July 2011

dune and surfmist colourbond...choice of boral bricks?

dune and surfmist colourbond...choice of boral bricks?

It is a bit overwhelming to go to colour world, you don't realise how many things you actually have to select. I look forward to seeing…

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Angel628
Jul 18, 2011 6:42 pm
bashworth
bashworth
18 July 2011

At What Stage Should You Meet Your Site Supervisor

At What Stage Should You Meet Your Site Supervisor

I always go out of the way to meet my SS as soon as possible to make sure that he knows I am going to be very interested in the progress of the build. For some more…

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bashworth
Jul 18, 2011 4:43 pm
bashworth


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