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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

I hope we get some more good shops and a chinese restaurant, lol. Is there anyone out there, that could open a nice little shop, that sells good food and great coffee, so…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
11 August 2011

Chesini House in SA - anyone dealt with them?

Chesini House in SA - anyone dealt with them?

Has anyone in SA had any experience with Chesini House? They supply benchtops (granite, marble, cs etc). Would love to hear your reviews. http://chesinihouse.com/

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Testedbytime
Aug 11, 2011 3:30 pm
pace
pace
11 August 2011

Brick question

Brick question

Just an update on my bricks. The bricks (urban one - almond) gradually got worse as the build went on, not only did the…

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pace
Aug 11, 2011 12:05 pm
ozx6r
ozx6r
15 August 2011

Is this a reasonable quote for concrete polishing?

Is this a reasonable quote for concrete polishing?

If the $110 per meter is to much and you are willing to go with a topical sealer eg.epoxy try ringing the company back and asking if they can quote to do a "Grind and…

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ozx6r
Aug 15, 2011 11:00 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
10 August 2011

Sheds

Sheds

I used these guys http://www.shedspot.com.au/

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KnockItDown
Aug 10, 2011 10:41 pm
KnockItDown
yvette72
yvette72
10 August 2011

Family rooms and pool tables

Family rooms and pool tables

we still have our family room.meals and lounge and dinning has well we did need to sacife anything with our build

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yvette72
Aug 10, 2011 9:49 pm
Darth Teddy Bear
Darth Teddy Bear
10 August 2011

depth and width of colorbond fence post holes

depth and width of colorbond fence post holes

Hi all, I cannot find anything either on the various colorbond sites or in these forums on what depth and width of colorbond fence post holes should be. I have been…

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Darth Teddy Bear
Aug 10, 2011 9:29 pm
Darth Teddy Bear
Racer
Racer
10 August 2011

Using Bell River Homes

Using Bell River Homes

Bell River Homes build through out Central West NSW and the Blue Mountains. Also their Kits and the Transportable Homes are assemebled in their Orange factory and sent…

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Racer
Aug 10, 2011 5:47 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
10 August 2011

Final Valuation

Final Valuation

It depends on the bank. Some banks do the inspection to ensure items have been installed, but it's mainly only if turnkey items are included in…

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chrisandkate
Aug 10, 2011 12:00 pm
chatz
chatz
9 August 2011

Re: Fencing but If your neighbour still not build in his/her

Re: Fencing but If your neighbour still not build in his/her

You send a notice to fence by registered mail to the owner of the property given them 30 days to respond. By their acceptance of the registered mail they have legally…

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chatz
Aug 10, 2011 12:25 am
qonyx
qonyx
9 August 2011

Advice on privacy screen / fence extension

Advice on privacy screen / fence extension

very nice KEK... we are looking at doing something similar to the professionally built one however on a much smaller scale (about 2.4m width). The question I have is…

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qonyx
Aug 09, 2011 10:40 pm
qonyx
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
29 October 2011

Ubank 6.59% atm

Ubank 6.59% atm

Also re-financing, with MyRate, 6.85% interest rate, 90% loan, and doing construction :)

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theanonyuser
Oct 29, 2011 5:12 pm
KAN
KAN
26 August 2011

Construction Loan or Not?...

Construction Loan or Not?...

Ours was with a volume…

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KAN
Aug 26, 2011 5:48 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
30 September 2011

Coffee machines - Fad or useful ?

Coffee machines - Fad or useful ?
1, 2, 3

Hi All, My only concern is where to put my set up. The footprint of my machine is 320mm W x 440mm D x 450mm H and then there is the grinder which is not small…

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AussieMark
Sep 30, 2011 4:54 pm
Bam
Bam
11 August 2011

Hand Vs Rail Shower - Methven Satin Jet kiri

Hand Vs Rail Shower - Methven Satin Jet kiri

We opted to buy them without the rail as we bought the wall shower as well and thought it would look too busy We also bought the matching mixer and were impressed by its…

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Bam
Aug 11, 2011 11:40 pm
Bam
hauteaerick
hauteaerick
11 March 2015

Can u deck over existing concrete slab?

Can u deck over existing concrete slab?
1, 2

Thanks Robbie and Plucka. That Klevaklip looks like a solution - clever! Hope Bunnings or Masters have them.

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hauteaerick
Mar 11, 2015 9:32 am
Lex
Lex
9 August 2011

Need advice from a plumber (and everyone else!)

Need advice from a plumber (and everyone else!)

Thanks HHCIB, I completely get the 'somethings' and 'someones' :D, I think ( :roll: ) I use them myself :wink: . The only thing is, we are not noticing any wet spots where the pipes…

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Lex
Aug 09, 2011 8:22 am
Lex
Jazzy4
Jazzy4
8 August 2011

Hardwood staircase

Hardwood staircase

Im Looking for someone that can lay a hardwood staircase over my prefab MDF stairs once built. Any ideas who i can contact in melbourne?? MArk

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Jazzy4
Aug 08, 2011 9:04 pm
eyspy
eyspy
8 August 2011

Extend backwards or upwards, which one is cheaper?

Extend backwards or upwards, which one is cheaper?

Cost ??? Hmmm ? Similar. But, BUT ? Think long and hard about going up. The disruption will be greater. The downstairs will be disrupted by the up stairs. Weather if…

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eyspy
Aug 08, 2011 5:48 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
8 August 2011

Rangehood extraction into ceiling - question

Rangehood extraction into ceiling - question

Well there seems to be some conflicting advice out there. I've listed on my 'defects' report just in case. I'll let you know outcome when the Building Commission come…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 08, 2011 2:52 pm
urk697
urk697
8 August 2011

JG King Homes

JG King Homes
1, 2, 3

Just wondering whats happened with all those people build with JG king homes, it would be really appreciate as you guys can put your experience during the build and after…

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urk697
Aug 08, 2011 1:57 pm
megg
megg
10 August 2011

Satin jet shower rail by Methven. Which one?

Satin jet shower rail by Methven. Which one?

Hi, Here is a link to the technology page from the Methven site. http://www.methven.com/au/innovations/satinjet/ Maybe I should contact Methven and asked to put on the…

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megg
Aug 10, 2011 5:25 pm
megg
Lori
Lori
8 August 2011

Looking for spec builder to suit my block

Looking for spec builder to suit my block

Have a look at Zac homes. Thier spec building has high end inclusions standard and they include flooring and ducted and some site works. They arent outragously expensive either.

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Lori
Aug 08, 2011 12:05 pm
Lori
Nika25
Nika25
7 August 2011

Mould everywhere. Who is at fault?

Mould everywhere. Who is at fault?

Question the results if they blame you ? It's a bit late now, but for anyone else reading this it pays to put every little tiny detail in writing…

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Nika25
Aug 07, 2011 10:17 pm
Nika25
dsiroky
dsiroky
7 August 2011

matching the garage doors and entry doors

matching the garage doors and entry doors

Anyone know a supplier (melbourne) or have tips on how to get an entry door and garage door made to match? We like the look of a lot of the western red cedar sectional…

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dsiroky
Aug 07, 2011 8:46 pm
rjg
rjg
7 August 2011

Asbestos??

Asbestos??

I was worried when my demo company said we had asbestos. Little to my knowledge, it matters little as most old houses have it, it doesn't really cost that more to get rid…

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rjg
Aug 07, 2011 5:58 pm
cherub
cherub
7 August 2011

Timber Decking & timber sizes

Timber Decking & timber sizes

posts 90x90mm or 230x230mm brickwork bearers 2/190x35mm will span 2400mm (thats 2 nailed together) joists 90x45mm will span 1700mm @ 450mm centers

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cherub
Aug 07, 2011 9:44 am
farmerswifey
farmerswifey
6 August 2011

Please help me out with some tiles!

Please help me out with some tiles!

Could you help me find the thread, I can't see it!! Sorry newbie here...

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farmerswifey
Aug 07, 2011 12:17 am
LeanneR
LeanneR
6 August 2011

Side Fence & Gate - WA

Side Fence & Gate - WA

Wasnt sure where to put this We have colorbond fences and want a gate on one side house and fence on the other. The fence space is 1.6metres wide and gate would be…

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LeanneR
Aug 06, 2011 4:46 pm
LeanneR
kek
kek
6 August 2011

Mould from condensation

Mould from condensation

A few things that might help: - Check to see if the wall vents are blocked. - Kill the existing mould with a bleach solution again. - Run a heater constantly for a few…

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kek
Aug 06, 2011 10:10 am
kek
J&K
J&K
5 August 2011

Locating service cables

Locating service cables

I had to do a similar thing in Sydney, found a company called SureSearch when googling. They were helpful and efficient. From memory cost about $500 to locate phone, water…

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J&K
Aug 05, 2011 10:28 pm
J&K
namtrak
namtrak
11 August 2011

Sealing old timber floors

Sealing old timber floors

Bona Naturale - ring Bona and talk to Adrian to get some advice

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namtrak
Aug 11, 2011 5:57 pm
jeevescat
jeevescat
5 August 2011

Planning for a shed

Planning for a shed

We are based in the uk and are in the process of selling a piece of land in Queensland which has on it a 12m x 8m shed, built we think in the mid 1990's. It's a closed…

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jeevescat
Aug 05, 2011 10:04 pm
1sthome
1sthome
5 August 2011

Cutting metal pipes

Cutting metal pipes

If u dont like a grinder try a recipro saw. Ozitzo have a cheapie that will do the job.

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1sthome
Aug 05, 2011 5:09 pm

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