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kek
kek
8 October 2011

How much is your electricity bill with downlights?

How much is your electricity bill with downlights?

Your builder should have been paying the electricity bills during construction - unless you're an owner-builder. Check your contract. It does sound excessive. :|

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kek
Oct 08, 2011 9:22 pm
kek
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
7 October 2011

Soil survey results - good or not so good?

Soil survey results - good or not so good?

We just received our soil survey and I'm more than a little worried about the notes regarding rock at each of the bore holes. We have a $3.5k (paid for) additional…

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cmhamilton
Oct 07, 2011 10:38 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
7 October 2011

When to get home insurance?

When to get home insurance?

OMG. If I was you I would be straight on the phone and arranging some cover now. That is way too much risk if something happens and the house burns down or something…

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buildingwest
Oct 07, 2011 6:37 pm
xanthrope
xanthrope
7 October 2011

Suspicious Building Inspectors?

Suspicious Building Inspectors?

I have to agree with all the comment above - good stuff. One thing seems consistant though is that it seems very suss that the buyer would not share the report with…

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xanthrope
Oct 07, 2011 10:39 am
xanthrope
AE86
AE86
7 October 2011

How to read a soil report?

How to read a soil report?

they put the peirs in yesterday and so far no rock at all ,so that is a major releif for the H class slab

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AE86
Oct 07, 2011 6:08 am
Paulus
Paulus
6 October 2011

New Shed

New Shed

Hi Guys Decided to go with Olympic, also getting them to erect so will see how things go. Will take several weeks to get council approval and then 6 weeks for Olympic to…

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Paulus
Oct 06, 2011 9:13 pm
urk697
urk697
5 October 2011

Any recommendations for a sparky to install downlights

Any recommendations for a sparky to install downlights

My builder charge $75 per data point, $55 for double power point, $90 for tv points, $350 for home theater wiring(5.1 without plates, $550 with plates), $50 for extra…

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urk697
Oct 05, 2011 9:24 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
5 October 2011

beware greybox!

beware greybox!

Understand where your coming from,DD builder wanted $$$$$ for extra tiling when l asked for breakdown of cost,where told that's not their policy.Hence she is doing it…

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pattycake4
Oct 05, 2011 6:20 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
5 October 2011

Solar Hot Water - claim your STCs

Solar Hot Water - claim your STCs

Yes it is tricky! Apparently there are a number of "agents" who can sell them on your behalf and the current rate from Target Zero is $25/STC - apparently the price is…

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Mclaren
Oct 05, 2011 12:49 pm
Mclaren
Pugs
Pugs
5 October 2011

My electrical plans, any thoughts ?

My electrical plans, any thoughts ?

if anything .. where you have 3 data points put 4 in... esp in the main bedroom where 5 way wall plate will look ugly..

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Pugs
Oct 05, 2011 9:17 am
Pugs
tanmax
tanmax
4 October 2011

Eucalypt North Epping

Eucalypt North Epping
1, 2, 3

Hi Pinoy - How is your house construction going on ? Have you started building? Keep us posted mate. My friend Priyesh has settled…

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tanmax
Oct 04, 2011 5:52 pm
remo2211
remo2211
4 October 2011

Supplies of Kempas Raw timber flooring

Supplies of Kempas Raw timber flooring

I forgot to mention that am looking for a supplier from sydney.

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remo2211
Oct 04, 2011 3:27 pm
kels
kels
4 October 2011

Draftsman charges... just checking.

Draftsman charges... just checking.

Thanks guys, Yeah the extra work he did was adding a linen cupboard and extending the house out another 400mm on the plans. It's cheaper than other plans because we're…

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kels
Oct 04, 2011 8:45 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
3 October 2011

Carpenter question - how to convert furniture doors

Carpenter question - how to convert furniture doors

So, would any of the BNGS ones be OK for my doors? NO Depending on how your doors are to be set up, you will see from Bunnings display…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 03, 2011 9:11 pm
Stormy
Stormy
3 October 2011

How should concrete slab in garage be finished off?

How should concrete slab in garage be finished off?

Oh, and yes, it can be used on driveways. We havent done our driveway yet but we will have colour through the concrete, where as the sealer we used is a medium grey…

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Stormy
Oct 03, 2011 8:28 pm
Stormy
planfan
planfan
3 October 2011

smallest kitchen ever

smallest kitchen ever

Raise the bar stools so you can eat from a bench above the bench. Use the skirting board space as drawers. Shelf under the overhead cupboards. Slide out cutting…

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planfan
Oct 03, 2011 7:16 pm
loungelizard57
loungelizard57
3 October 2011

Platon product for waterproofing sub floor

Platon product for waterproofing sub floor

Just wondering if anyone has used this product called Platon. I have a subfloor which I need to turn into a room and wondering if the cement floor requires some other…

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loungelizard57
Oct 03, 2011 5:58 pm
chippy
chippy
3 October 2011

Stove power outlet

Stove power outlet

I dont think so, excerpt from rules. I'm not a spary though so you may want to get the deffinative answer from them. http://i.imgur.com/sXcml.png

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chippy
Oct 03, 2011 11:00 am
chippy
deb17
deb17
2 October 2011

How to deal with builder mistakes

How to deal with builder mistakes

I would tell them tomorrow in writing as well as ringing them. We have gloss on the walls and matt on the floor, their was no upgrade in prices. As soon as you see…

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deb17
Oct 02, 2011 8:42 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
1 October 2011

Bad tiles or bad waterproofing in the bath?

Bad tiles or bad waterproofing in the bath?

HI, What should I do? How do I fix this? What recourse do I have with my builder - I believe he has to guarantee all work on the house for 7…

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How Hard Can it Be
Oct 01, 2011 5:22 pm
Starz
Starz
1 October 2011

Used Furniture Buyers in Melbourne South East

Used Furniture Buyers in Melbourne South East

Hi Starz, You could try Vinvent Raux and sons. They're in Dandenong -97937050 and Clayton -95431385. They have mobile numbers on their website too.…

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Starz
Oct 01, 2011 8:32 am
Starz
Veefy
Veefy
30 September 2011

Broadband Tower on property

Broadband Tower on property

How far is a "short distance"? This is probably worth a read. General consensus seems to be that there is very little evidence for any direct health risks.

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Veefy
Sep 30, 2011 5:34 pm
tassie108
tassie108
30 September 2011

Has anyone installed a solatube or similar skylight?

Has anyone installed a solatube or similar skylight?
1, 2

I have recently been to see solatube in Balcatta and the ballpark figure is now approx. $1200 each

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tassie108
Sep 30, 2011 1:28 am
stressman1968
stressman1968
29 September 2011

Builders Gregory Hills / Oran Park

Builders Gregory Hills / Oran Park

Hi, I know an owner of some land they are trying to sell. It is listed on Real Estate.com it is 641 sq corner block it is one of the largest blocks and in great position.…

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stressman1968
Sep 29, 2011 7:21 pm
Dollar
Dollar
29 September 2011

Front fencing - modern steel slat

Front fencing - modern steel slat

I think this may be a standard fence MCW. I saw the exact fence sample at my local fence place recently and thought of you. :)

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Dollar
Sep 29, 2011 5:50 pm
Pennyc
Pennyc
29 September 2011

Driveway roller door? Gates ? what to do

Driveway roller door? Gates ? what to do

TBH as long as my kids are safe I dont care. We are on a main road in a rear house with two on a block and a long driveway. I dont want to run the risk of having a lazy…

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Pennyc
Sep 29, 2011 11:32 am
nailnit
nailnit
27 September 2011

ATTN Spring Farm land owners - BAL fire rating??

ATTN Spring Farm land owners - BAL fire rating??

I think what your builder is after is a Bush Fire Attack Level Report. You can get a surveyor to do this otherwise if your lucky the block of land may have come with this…

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nailnit
Sep 27, 2011 10:43 pm
ESB
ESB
27 September 2011

Help getting stuff from Qld to SA

Help getting stuff from Qld to SA

Brilliant !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :: :: I never knew this place existed. Exactly what I am after. Thank you so much for your suggestion, very grateful. …

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ESB
Sep 27, 2011 10:41 pm
ESB
Michelle
Michelle
27 September 2011

Recommend a paving colour (and pine paint)

Recommend a paving colour (and pine paint)

Possible a slate grey paver? I like your idea with the timber fence and seat! ::

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Michelle
Sep 27, 2011 7:35 pm
Michelle
ashilleong
ashilleong
27 September 2011

Re: Steel roof trusses system problem

Re: Steel roof trusses system problem

We're looking at steel as well. I don't like the look of it, but it'll be unfer the walls anyway. Any major ptoblems using steel (cladding etc)?

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ashilleong
Sep 27, 2011 9:34 am
ashilleong
KAN
KAN
28 October 2011

** bricklaying??

** bricklaying??

Thanks abrickspecialist, when I spoke to the Construction Manager and SS, I recall they did mention rain, so what you mention is most likely. Appreciate the links and…

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KAN
Oct 28, 2011 8:33 pm
eyspy
eyspy
9 October 2011

Poll - Grooves up or down on decking ?

Poll - Grooves up or down on decking ?
1, 2

Yes, it's true you will slip easier with the reeded side up. If walking with the reeds in the same direction you foot is only getting half the surface area to get grip on,…

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eyspy
Oct 09, 2011 9:27 am
hutcheee
hutcheee
28 September 2011

What loan do I choose? How do I build before I sell my house

What loan do I choose? How do I build before I sell my house

I actually thought of keeping it and renting it out but if I borrow the money for the land on my current morgage it will take it up to $450K, then when I borrow again for…

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hutcheee
Sep 28, 2011 2:49 pm
hutcheee
anne66
anne66
26 September 2011

Any good building ispector used before handover in Brissy?

Any good building ispector used before handover in Brissy?

Hi new to this. I used a building inspector who was a builder for my inspections when we had a house built. We had our house designed by an architect, but a builder to…

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anne66
Sep 26, 2011 8:55 am
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
25 September 2011

Industrial Vacuum Hire

Industrial Vacuum Hire

try coles!!!! we have hired them from coles b4...

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trishcoastie
Sep 25, 2011 1:54 pm
trishcoastie
piscean
piscean
25 September 2011

Arc's and Mitres

Arc's and Mitres

arcs are architraves - the frame that goes around your doorways, and mitres are mitre corners/ mitre joints where the two pieces are cut so that when they fit together…

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piscean
Sep 25, 2011 6:22 am

Hi NicDaveCat, welcome to the forum. where abouts are you building? city? country? just a general idea. The plan looks like a nice one. Have you changed much? i've…

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kexkez
Sep 24, 2011 10:50 pm
kexkez
ozdrexler
ozdrexler
23 September 2011

Damp Proof Course and brick veneer

Damp Proof Course and brick veneer

I am tempted to convert my double garage into 2 bedrooms and a kids room for thier tv, study area etc. My home is a 3 bedroom brick veneer construction. The garage is…

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ozdrexler
Sep 24, 2011 12:55 am
kopite1892
kopite1892
22 September 2011

FREE CLEAN FILL / SOIL AVAILABLE - SYDNEY

FREE CLEAN FILL / SOIL AVAILABLE - SYDNEY

advertised on this one already.. thanks mate! :)

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kopite1892
Sep 22, 2011 10:21 pm
kopite1892
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
22 September 2011

recognising an unknown wall cladding from the 50s or 60s

recognising an unknown wall cladding from the 50s or 60s

The '3 weatherboards high' description sounds like the old cement fibre sheet, that came in about 2.4m lengths, which would crack. Im not sure if they contain…

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Uncle Arfur
Sep 22, 2011 9:21 pm
sdmould
sdmould
20 September 2011

Any one in belvedere hills wanneroo???

Any one in belvedere hills wanneroo???

Why doesn't someone contact today tonight / a current affair.... Those shows LOVE stuff like this and hopefully with some bad public press, something will get done about…

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sdmould
Sep 20, 2011 7:18 pm
KTKTKT
KTKTKT
20 September 2011

glueing new ceiling onto old ceiling

glueing new ceiling onto old ceiling

We had this done throughout our house because of the dterioration of the surface of the original ceiling. Three years later and we have no problems and they still look…

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KTKTKT
Sep 20, 2011 6:18 pm
natasha1986
natasha1986
20 September 2011

Concrete Box around Downpipe - can it be removed?

Concrete Box around Downpipe - can it be removed?

Hi, the downpipes and waste pipes around the house all have large concrete boxes around them. They are D shaped, and around 300mm high. I'm wondering what the purpose of…

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natasha1986
Sep 20, 2011 12:28 pm
Lori
Lori
19 September 2011

Security Deposit - Energy Australia

Security Deposit - Energy Australia

aj003 is correct, the security deposit is in case you dont pay your bill and you are responsible for it.

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Lori
Sep 19, 2011 10:23 pm
Lori
Barossa Bubbles
Barossa Bubbles
19 September 2011

How much contents insurance?

How much contents insurance?

Best suggestion, walk through each room and write down rough estimates of costs associated with each room: Bedroom: bed, furniture remember this may be in the vacinity of…

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Barossa Bubbles
Sep 19, 2011 7:19 pm
Barossa Bubbles
JPS25
JPS25
19 September 2011

Building

Building

I agree about the painting it would require to be done every so many years where as brick doesn't need it

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JPS25
Sep 19, 2011 6:37 pm
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naynay
Sep 18, 2011 11:56 am

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