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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
Rod12
Rod12
20 June 2011

Period home fireplaces

Period home fireplaces

Cool and thanks so much. The plan is to go Edwardian/Federation (which is Federation here but I have found most people on the net don't use that lingo as much :wink: ) on the…

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Rod12
Jun 20, 2011 7:38 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
20 June 2011

Clearance standards under floor??

Clearance standards under floor??

Hi Tjilpi - I could have just said here, but I just PM'd you to say thank you so much, but that won't be necessary just yet. Thanks again. Today, DP pulled off all the…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jun 20, 2011 6:42 pm
mark_vanessa
mark_vanessa
19 June 2011

Move a house instead of demolishing - SYD - possible??

Move a house instead of demolishing - SYD - possible??

I have seen a few moved from my area in Sydney. Its a good idea if the house is still in good condition. I think time might be a factor in it too, pending if the house…

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mark_vanessa
Jun 19, 2011 9:43 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 June 2011

Construction drawings

Construction drawings

Check everything against what you want. It's your last chance to check any mistakes that have crept in over the period since you started. A…

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bashworth
Jun 19, 2011 8:31 pm
bashworth
KAN
KAN
19 June 2011

"Hidden" cost of building a house in an established suburb

"Hidden" cost of building a house in an established suburb
VIC

Hi I am not in Melbourne, but here are a few items we didnt budget for - Demolition council bond - Footpath council bond - new council footpath and driveway - Aborist to…

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KAN
Jun 19, 2011 7:35 pm
bobbie
bobbie
19 June 2011

would you sign for PCI

would you sign for PCI

do you not have a fixing period in between pci and handover, during which the builder has to fix the defects prior to demanding your money? i've just done my pci and…

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bobbie
Jun 19, 2011 8:43 am
bobbie
cheerupcharlie
cheerupcharlie
18 June 2011

Furniture Shopping Sunshine Coast/Brisbane

Furniture Shopping Sunshine Coast/Brisbane

I'm going to be spending a few days in the sunny coast and i was wanting to put together a list of furniture shops to visit while there. We need to buy a dining table set…

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cheerupcharlie
Jun 18, 2011 11:32 pm
roshca
roshca
18 June 2011

Service (sewer, water, power, phone) fees - what are they?

Service (sewer, water, power, phone) fees - what are they?

I'm currently at contract stage with my builder and I'm confused about the service fees. In the estimate the price quoted included 'sewer, water, power and phone…

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roshca
Jun 18, 2011 6:17 pm
Bill Ross
Bill Ross
18 June 2011

Debris dumping by neighbour's builders

Debris dumping by neighbour's builders

If the builders on site are approachable have a friendly chat to them to remove he waste from your property. If they are pigs and unreasonable avoid confrontation and…

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Bill Ross
Jun 18, 2011 5:56 pm
huddo
huddo
18 June 2011

Really could do with some help/advice/input - thanks

Really could do with some help/advice/input - thanks

This sounds very similar to my sister-in-law's problem. Bought off an owner builder 6 months ago and the house has some very bad problems. Renderer went over the breathe…

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huddo
Jun 18, 2011 4:50 pm
netadelle
netadelle
17 June 2011

Paint Garage Floor anyone?

Paint Garage Floor anyone?

Don't use the ones that you paint a base coat that the 'top' coat sticks to. As the paint will eventually where away where you park your car, the heat from the car tyres…

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netadelle
Jun 17, 2011 7:34 pm
netadelle
david242gt
david242gt
19 June 2011

Need help with window design for the front of my house

Need help with window design for the front of my house

Hey i like the look of this house. Without seeing any more of it i would have the top window with the curved head. Maybe the two lower windows could be connected with…

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david242gt
Jun 19, 2011 7:46 pm
david242gt
nicenurse
nicenurse
17 June 2011

What ride on mower

What ride on mower

Hi, we have been busily researching the same question and decided on a Greenfield ride-on as they last forever and seem to hold their value, which suggests that the older…

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nicenurse
Jun 17, 2011 4:28 pm
kb46
kb46
17 June 2011

* out of our land

* out of our land

Geez - I don't know - my parents built in SE Qld and cut about 1.5m at the boundary - they had to build a retaining wall and on their own land - not the neighbours' land -…

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kb46
Jun 17, 2011 11:45 am
Home_Builder
Home_Builder
17 June 2011

Help - What to do if a Stonemason doesn't deliver benchtop

Help - What to do if a Stonemason doesn't deliver benchtop

Case logged with the Dept Fair Trading, they will now pursue as a simple open and shut case. Funny, dealing with this company implied good .

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Home_Builder
Jun 17, 2011 10:18 am
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juggs
Jun 16, 2011 7:27 pm
Ashkate
Ashkate
16 June 2011

HELP! We need an ETSA pit

HELP! We need an ETSA pit

We dont have an ETSA pit on our land and just wondering how we go about getting one? Is this something we organise direct or does the builder? How much can we expect to…

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Ashkate
Jun 16, 2011 6:45 pm
Ashkate
bashworth
bashworth
16 June 2011

Rise and Fall in a contract, and potential to save.

Rise and Fall in a contract, and potential to save.

Most housing contracts are mainly fixed price particularly the big builders on project homes where the the majority of the costs are well known. The two areas of variable…

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bashworth
Jun 16, 2011 5:21 pm
bashworth
planfan
planfan
16 June 2011

Colorbond Colors Ironstone and Surfmist?

Colorbond Colors Ironstone and Surfmist?

Hi Have you looked at the colorbond website where you can change colours on a few different house elevations? We picked up samples at Mitre 10. Hmmm there's no option for…

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planfan
Jun 16, 2011 8:43 am
camyperth
camyperth
15 June 2011

Where to find a certain tile in Perth

Where to find a certain tile in Perth

Camy I called Tile Library yesterday as I am looking for a particular tile my mother in law used in her house they built 5-6 yrs ago. He said I…

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camyperth
Jun 15, 2011 4:28 pm
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
26 June 2011

Ducted air conditioning in Flat roofs ?

Ducted air conditioning in Flat roofs ?

Our plans weren't flat roof but I know from having to add ducting throught he floors on the design our ducts were 350mm and 450mm in diameter. That's just the ducting…

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MrsGreen
Jun 26, 2011 10:12 pm
MrsGreen
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
15 June 2011

Tiled skirting in living area? the norm or only in bathrooms

Tiled skirting in living area? the norm or only in bathrooms

I have seen an all house tile skirting but it was many years ago. It is all about personal preferences but I thought at the time it looked a bit 'commercial'.

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 15, 2011 1:37 am
ESB
ESB
14 June 2011

Telephone cables

Telephone cables

We already had a phone point in the kitchen when we renovated, so just moved the phone point and powerpoint down low onto the bench and then sat the phone/answering…

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ESB
Jun 14, 2011 9:43 pm
ESB
RenoTeam
RenoTeam
14 June 2011

Cost of removing internal feature brick wall

Cost of removing internal feature brick wall

Yes, if its in Victoria it sounds like a great quote:) Opening up that area will be fantastic from a value perspective too. Buyers love ope n plan living, so do valuers.…

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RenoTeam
Jun 14, 2011 6:23 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 June 2011

What is this pipe?

What is this pipe?

It looks like an overflow relief gully. It should be set below floor level. The idea is that if the sewer gets blocked excess sewerage will flow out of this pipe rather…

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bashworth
Jun 14, 2011 5:41 pm
bashworth
McReidy
McReidy
14 June 2011

Small pine sleeper retaining wall - advice for novice

Small pine sleeper retaining wall - advice for novice

Looks good. Due to your placing of the posts on the other side, it might pay to put two extra posts in. Otherwise a lot of the load goes on the…

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McReidy
Jun 14, 2011 4:19 pm
McReidy
Stormy
Stormy
14 June 2011

House number on a tile?

House number on a tile?

Ive just spotted some at 'Early Settler' on sale for $5 each. They are a white ceramic tile with blue numbers and small flower in each corner.

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Stormy
Jun 14, 2011 11:18 am
Stormy
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
13 June 2011

Tips on cleaning windows

Tips on cleaning windows

I'm in the same position as the OP. Have tried eucalyptus oil and but it didn't work for me :(

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blueblueblue
Jun 13, 2011 8:42 pm
HARPREET
HARPREET
13 June 2011

Fencing Contractor - Wallan Area

Fencing Contractor - Wallan Area

contact northwide fencing Singh 0434 269 111

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HARPREET
Jun 13, 2011 2:03 pm
chippy
chippy
13 June 2011

Window in WIR?

Window in WIR?

We have a window in our WIR. It's above shelf height and we are on the first floor so no problems with neighbours. The window also faces south, so no direct sunlight. I…

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chippy
Jun 13, 2011 9:47 am
chippy
evo550
evo550
12 June 2011

hebel wall panel sealing

hebel wall panel sealing

Wouldn't the adhesive create a barrier between the slab and the hebel base. Sealing the base prior to fixing to the base, would only create issues for the adhesive.

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evo550
Jun 12, 2011 6:56 pm


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