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Socrates
Socrates
16 July 2011

Public Liability on a vacant block

Public Liability on a vacant block

Drove past my block today and the blocks either side are fenced up for construction. Cue their builders parking all over my block. Rubbish all over block (food and drink…

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Socrates
Jul 16, 2011 12:13 am
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
15 July 2011

Opinions on laminex kitchen colours

Opinions on laminex kitchen colours

I'd steer clear of laminate and run with a stone product. Then that's you fore life! If weight is an issue a company called granite transformations can install 6.4 mm…

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Darren Stewart
Jul 15, 2011 11:42 am
alt0160
alt0160
15 July 2011

Plan Software

Plan Software

how does it compare to sweet home 3d?

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alt0160
Jul 15, 2011 10:50 am
Wrighty1
Wrighty1
14 July 2011

Re-stumping/foundation work question?

Re-stumping/foundation work question?

Hey guys, Thanks for the post. Had a friend of mine with a similar situation and just the amount of information is great. Thanks again screen7

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Wrighty1
Jul 14, 2011 9:40 pm
building1
building1
14 July 2011

Standard builders range

Standard builders range

We upgraded to porcelain tiles from ceramic but carpet was from the standard builders range.

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building1
Jul 14, 2011 5:29 pm
RenoTeam
RenoTeam
14 July 2011

renting property privately

renting property privately

Hi Spiro, Have you looked into doing a "Letting Only"? Having a Property Manager do the paperwork, take care of the bond lodgement should be hassle free for you and…

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RenoTeam
Jul 14, 2011 2:59 am
Nika25
Nika25
13 July 2011

anyone is thinking to put on Solar Panel in Perth?

anyone is thinking to put on Solar Panel in Perth?

my panel is 235 watt germany panel, i got them from renewablelogic. however my parents system is only 190 watt per panel, i am not suere who…

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Nika25
Jul 13, 2011 11:17 am
Nika25
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luvlee79
Jul 12, 2011 10:14 pm
sceen7
sceen7
12 July 2011

CONCRETE FLOORS

CONCRETE FLOORS

the thread is about finding a way for cold concrete floor. Why there are so non related…

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sceen7
Jul 12, 2011 12:23 pm

Hi guys, There was an article written today in the Canberra Times which I was hoping to get a copy of. :z: This is…

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mattwalker
Jul 11, 2011 9:31 pm
mattwalker
*frosty*
*frosty*
11 July 2011

Need some advise - Brick wall to the boundary

Need some advise - Brick wall to the boundary

From what we can gather from the council, they don't have any requirements for what we have to do. It would be much easier if we had guidelines to be able to draw the line…

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*frosty*
Jul 11, 2011 9:15 pm
*frosty*
morox
morox
11 July 2011

What were your site costs? Poll

What were your site costs? Poll

$30,000 'P' class slab 2 x retaining walls (1.1mt high 5/6mts long ish) Excavation

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morox
Jul 11, 2011 3:01 pm
jubacca
jubacca
11 July 2011

Hairline cracks in bathroom tiles after 18 months

Hairline cracks in bathroom tiles after 18 months

Thanks Onc, I will see if I can get the tilers back to replace the broken tiles. I do recall there being a huge crack spanning from our study nook (which has a shared wall…

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jubacca
Jul 11, 2011 1:16 am
Dianna
Dianna
10 July 2011

Cost to install extra gas connection?

Cost to install extra gas connection?

Do these prices include any regulator upgrades if the existing gas installation doens't comply with the current standards. I know here in Qld if anypipe work or any…

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Dianna
Jul 10, 2011 12:41 pm
KAN
KAN
9 July 2011

percentage price increase above the base price

percentage price increase above the base price

Are you including site costs in that figure because it seems to be quite high? Yes it is alot isnt it! The percentage does include site costs which…

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KAN
Jul 09, 2011 3:27 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
8 July 2011

Building a house in ACT - tile allowance problems

Building a house in ACT - tile allowance problems

I have a small builder,I got an allowance $30sqm for tiles laying was included in total price of house,carpet $100sqm laying included.You don't get much for $30sqm tiles…

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pattycake4
Jul 08, 2011 5:57 pm

Hopefully the photos will show what we are trying to do. That whole raised section we want to remove and move back against the wall to increase our lawn area. Thinking of…

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miteq
Jul 08, 2011 11:03 am
arminium
arminium
8 July 2011

Front fence + automatic gate

Front fence + automatic gate

Hi guys i would just like to say that i recently came across **** , they manufacture prefabricated cement rendered Gate and fence pillars, and sounds like the type of…

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arminium
Jul 08, 2011 8:53 am
Starz
Starz
8 July 2011

What would you do?

What would you do?

If it was me, I would get them to sign off on a document that states that maintenance period to start 3 weeks after signed handover document. Explain that this will give…

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Starz
Jul 08, 2011 7:34 am
Starz
Flatlined
Flatlined
7 July 2011

how can you tell if a pipe is missing

how can you tell if a pipe is missing

that is correct, the conduit pipes. I thought exactly that two, don't want to mix water with electricity but my SS assures me that they only need…

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Flatlined
Jul 07, 2011 9:04 pm
Flatlined
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


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