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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
david242gt
david242gt
12 June 2011

How to resolve this ceiling problem!! put your minds at work

How to resolve this ceiling problem!! put your minds at work

Uncle, the tranformers are so small they pass through the hole for the light. Some are about as small as two BIC cigarette lighters side by side. (sorry i did try to find…

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david242gt
Jun 12, 2011 6:44 pm
david242gt
blueyzarzoff
blueyzarzoff
12 June 2011

Watervue, Clyde North

Watervue, Clyde North

Just visited a Metricon display centre and received a map for south east Melbourne. It appears that they will be releasing more land in Clyde with an estate called…

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blueyzarzoff
Jun 12, 2011 3:59 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
12 June 2011

Fence problems

Fence problems

I can see his position. He was going to have one line of paling fencing with the block wall up close to it on his side. Now you dont want the palings there he has left…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 12, 2011 10:08 am
david242gt
david242gt
11 June 2011

Let's discuss, what size of wall tile is your favor.

Let's discuss, what size of wall tile is your favor.

athena3...what is your opinion of mosaic tiles. Just out of interest. Oh, also what suburb do you visit for tile shopping. :th:

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david242gt
Jun 11, 2011 9:42 pm
david242gt
seals
seals
11 June 2011

Bonaire Heater Help

Bonaire Heater Help

Hey All, I have Bonaire Heater and I am wanting to turn all my zones on as only slected zones (A) are on... So, as per manual I have put all zones on (ABCD) however still…

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seals
Jun 11, 2011 6:15 pm
athena3
athena3
11 June 2011

What kind of front porch

What kind of front porch

i think if water is getting out through the tiles means i guess that the weathering was not done good in it. Better i prefer you to dig up alll the tiles and do proper…

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athena3
Jun 11, 2011 4:36 pm
tinkster
tinkster
10 June 2011

warranty on appliances

warranty on appliances

Yep, you can get your money back, but it takes a while, and my friend had to pay more for a different integrated cupboard front, wasn't much, but still, was a HUGE hassle…

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tinkster
Jun 10, 2011 7:58 pm
tinkster
Richo
Richo
10 June 2011

Extraction fan dripping

Extraction fan dripping

I'm thinking it might be the difference between a traditional fan and the newer centrifugal fans that seem common. The new design does not seem to move anywhere near the…

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Richo
Jun 10, 2011 9:56 am
Richo
bel
bel
9 June 2011

How much per sqm to render

How much per sqm to render

^ Thanks David I've removed the link :D

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bel
Jun 09, 2011 11:15 pm
bel
Natti
Natti
8 June 2011

Nuisance neighbours - HELP!

Nuisance neighbours - HELP!
1, 2, 3, 4

I came across the forum an i really feel sorry for you ::sad:: he sounds like a a-hole, i had to deal with the same thing at my rental our neighbours where so rude an used to…

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Natti
Jun 08, 2011 2:36 pm

Anyone know anything about stormwater drains/easements????

Anyone know anything about stormwater drains/easements????
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Thanks Lex. We had plumbing commission around yesterday. Very long story short - it's our issue to deal with now. We thought as much, but we just wanted somebody to…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jun 07, 2011 8:53 pm

Bathroom grouting/tiles leaking issues....

Bathroom grouting/tiles leaking issues....

Wow - thanks Bathroom Doctor. That is very kind to write such a detailed post to help us. Fingers crossed, we won't have to set about fixing it ourselves but the builder…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jun 07, 2011 8:48 pm

Building inspection on our own home (6 months after)

Building inspection on our own home (6 months after)

Kyton (if you read this)... I just wanted to pop back with a bit of an update because I got a bit more of an understanding as to why the OB is obligated as opposed to it…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jun 07, 2011 8:21 pm
carnation189
carnation189
7 June 2011

Parkview estate - Tarneit

Parkview estate - Tarneit

Hi, Is anyone here in Parkview estate-Tarneit? We bought our block there and signed contract with the developer in stage 2 and expect to get title by Dec 11

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carnation189
Jun 07, 2011 3:57 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
7 June 2011

10 L of primer for one bedroom

10 L of primer for one bedroom

I got your PM, but hard to tell from a picture - but I'd say you'd be right to go. I will say though that I have never primed a ceiling, just generally run 2 coats of paint?

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Huggy_B
Jun 07, 2011 3:47 pm
Huggy_B
Jewelbaby
Jewelbaby
7 June 2011

Appliances not working after handover

Appliances not working after handover

Thank you for your replies. It has been fixed now, however if anyone knows the answer to my initial question about what rights you have to expect it to be fixed…

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Jewelbaby
Jun 07, 2011 2:25 pm
Casa2
Casa2
7 June 2011

HIA Building Contracts - Liquidated Damages

HIA Building Contracts - Liquidated Damages

I'd say that the contract period effectively starts after construction starts (that is, between 200 to 220 days, depending…

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Casa2
Jun 07, 2011 12:52 pm
SteveFitzpatrick
SteveFitzpatrick
6 June 2011

Building Broker Service

Building Broker Service

I've heard of HBA but don't know too much about them. If you're serious about building though we'd be happy to help at Your Building Broker…

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SteveFitzpatrick
Jun 06, 2011 11:01 pm
BuilderPaul
BuilderPaul
6 June 2011

3 phase electric instant hot water Vs Heat Pump

3 phase electric instant hot water Vs Heat Pump

I have 3 kids that are about to turn into teenagers and a missus that likes a long shower - so part of my thinking is the running out of hot water…

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BuilderPaul
Jun 06, 2011 5:22 pm

Bricks not up yet, but there's a better indication of the colour of woodland…

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Mazisto
Jun 05, 2011 9:02 pm
Mrs P
Mrs P
5 June 2011

Just moved. No hot water.

Just moved. No hot water.

No but suggestions would have been appreciated. Not much you can do on a Saturday night. Sparky is coming out this morning. There can't be much wrong with a brand new…

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Mrs P
Jun 05, 2011 5:56 am
haghlay
haghlay
5 June 2011

house plans

house plans

:: Thanks CA3105, That helps heaps. ::

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haghlay
Jun 05, 2011 12:36 am
haghlay
Jase
Jase
4 June 2011

House is almost ready....now what?

House is almost ready....now what?

Our land has titled and we have since settled but no…

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Jase
Jun 04, 2011 7:13 pm
Jase
Jase
4 June 2011

Are Independant Inspectors Worthwhile?

Are Independant Inspectors Worthwhile?
1, 2

Hi I think an inspector is worth while. We are using one for our build in Melbourne. We just don't have enough knowledge to keep them honest on our own and we certainly…

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Jase
Jun 04, 2011 7:08 pm
chippy
chippy
4 June 2011

What is causing this?

What is causing this?

What about Scweppervescence??? Efflorescence…

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chippy
Jun 04, 2011 12:28 am
chippy
tjilpi
tjilpi
3 June 2011

Who Does what?: Draftsperson, Architect and Engineer

Who Does what?: Draftsperson, Architect and Engineer

Architects design Draft persons document. They take the design and put it into a form for permits ie do the drawings in a way that they comply with Australian Standards,…

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tjilpi
Jun 03, 2011 9:46 pm
evo550
evo550
3 June 2011

defective working needing signoff

defective working needing signoff

Nope, still not feelin' it. How has the builder spent the funds on the variation ? He doesn't see any of it until he has finished the work. The builder isn't paid up front…

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evo550
Jun 03, 2011 6:34 pm
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calgal1077
Jun 03, 2011 11:55 am
B STAR
B STAR
3 June 2011

Blueboard boxing across brick piers

Blueboard boxing across brick piers

I used blue board and rendered over it. Come ok for a DIY

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B STAR
Jun 03, 2011 9:06 am
Natandash
Natandash
2 June 2011

free land fill - The Ponds near Kellyville ridge

free land fill - The Ponds near Kellyville ridge

We have approx 30 tonne of clean fill that's been cut from our block if anyone needs any, it's free!! Contact us if interested, we need it gone by this weekend. Fill is…

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Natandash
Jun 02, 2011 7:57 pm
pman1971
pman1971
2 June 2011

Building infiltration tank

Building infiltration tank

Hi all, As part of my DA approval from Rockdale Council in Sydney I have to install an infiltration tank in my backyard to discharge storm-water. Now I need to excavate…

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pman1971
Jun 02, 2011 7:09 pm
rhath127
rhath127
1 June 2011

creaking floors and footstep noise

creaking floors and footstep noise

thank you for your replies guys....much appreciated. I have asked the builder to come and have a look and repair it.

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rhath127
Jun 01, 2011 5:41 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 June 2011

Smart Glass

Smart Glass

I have no idea what you mean here? OP, try…

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ECOECO
Jun 01, 2011 2:22 pm
ECOECO
Brett854
Brett854
1 June 2011

Heritage Springs bought new land a year ago.

Heritage Springs bought new land a year ago.

We signed contracts for stage 30 land in June last year and have only been told today that the land is going to title. It kinda suited us to wait and we always had good…

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Brett854
Jun 01, 2011 1:33 pm
deb17
deb17
1 June 2011

Stamp Duty Cuts VICTORIA

Stamp Duty Cuts VICTORIA
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The PPR concession wasn't mentioned by our solicitor - we settled last December, is there any way I can find out whether it was already applied?…

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deb17
Jun 01, 2011 8:45 am
Dollar
Dollar
31 May 2011

Modular walls/fences - prices?

Modular walls/fences - prices?
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I have seen blue board used to achieve a similar result as well. Treated pine internals clad in blue board and then painted with texture…

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Dollar
May 31, 2011 8:58 pm
bel
bel
30 May 2011

Neighbour not allowing access for dilapidation report

Neighbour not allowing access for dilapidation report

Not sure about the legal aspect but this is what happened with us - or something along these lines....... One of our neighbours didn't want to give access, so the builder…

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bel
May 30, 2011 9:18 pm
bel
raj_27
raj_27
30 May 2011

Termite rereatment necessary?

Termite rereatment necessary?

Ordered 6 of 200x50 2.4 m cypress for veggie garden bed $10 each 28 of 200x50 2.4 m treated pines for all the…

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raj_27
May 30, 2011 8:20 pm

House Finished - Builder wants more money - HELP!

House Finished - Builder wants more money - HELP!

Assuming that you don't owe them any money THAT WAS IN THE CONTRACT OR A SIGNED VARIATION, tell them they have 7 days to make payment or you…

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melbourne architect
May 30, 2011 4:57 pm
A1-houseplans
A1-houseplans
30 May 2011

Hontodo builder

Hontodo builder

I have had professional dealings with this guy, and he strikes me as an honest and straightforward guy.

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A1-houseplans
May 30, 2011 1:41 pm
Malcolm Axford
Malcolm Axford
30 May 2011

How to tell if the Tiler is good?

How to tell if the Tiler is good?
1, 2

My Tiler told me the most important room in the house to get right is the toilet because thats where you spend the most time just sitting and looking around. :lol: He did a…

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Malcolm Axford
May 30, 2011 9:30 am
Casa2
Casa2
30 May 2011

7 year warranty new homes

7 year warranty new homes

My understanding is it a "structural warranty". If the tiles are loose, I woudl consider this a structural defect.

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Casa2
May 30, 2011 7:47 am
Trinity
Trinity
29 May 2011

Question: Regarding subdivision and building/demolishing

Question: Regarding subdivision and building/demolishing

The Victoria Rescode states that the set back is a minimum distance of 9 metres or the average setback of the houses each side of your property, whichever is the lesser.…

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Trinity
May 29, 2011 5:41 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
29 May 2011

What are the best painting roller frames?

What are the best painting roller frames?

What are some of the things to look out for when buying roller frames? Are v/u shaped ones better than the ones where the frame comes out just one end?

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blueblueblue
May 29, 2011 12:31 pm


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