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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
Jase
Jase
5 August 2011

Question about plumbing

Question about plumbing

Thanks for your reply. It is good to read of others experiences. I spoke to our site supervisor this morning and he is looking into it for us. I would rather have them run…

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Jase
Aug 05, 2011 4:03 pm
Casa2
Casa2
5 August 2011

My Draftsman quote - please view!

My Draftsman quote - please view!

What's the total? My architect charged $15,000 for everything.

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Casa2
Aug 05, 2011 9:57 am
Nika25
Nika25
4 August 2011

strong walls?!

strong walls?!

The easiest way still sounds like just a layer of impact resistant gyprock over the original. As nika pointed out, the doc shows it can go directly…

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Nika25
Aug 04, 2011 12:55 pm
Nika25
tjilpi
tjilpi
4 August 2011

Ceiling Linings

Ceiling Linings

Thanks for the feedback ::smile:: Thought I had it sorted. Was at an auction yesterday and on the spur of the moment bought Tasmanian Oak for 30c lineal metre (bargain!) so was…

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tjilpi
Aug 04, 2011 10:08 am
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
3 August 2011

Change of door supplier for Big-M in Melbourne-metro?

Change of door supplier for Big-M in Melbourne-metro?

Just a quick note to all who are building with Big M (sorry I can't use their actual name here but I presume everyone knows who "Big M" is) in Metro Melbourne - they have…

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cmhamilton
Aug 03, 2011 3:11 pm
betHeEeee
betHeEeee
3 August 2011

Alfresco slab - Atlantique MKII...Is it or isn't it provided

Alfresco slab - Atlantique MKII...Is it or isn't it provided

Not sure at this point...Probably take a moment to calm down and have a think about things. Thanks for the tip, I will check out their…

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betHeEeee
Aug 03, 2011 10:04 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
3 August 2011

Spare keys

Spare keys

Lockwood introduced a restricted key system to all their new locks, you can get one directly from Lockwood.

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chrisandkate
Aug 03, 2011 9:52 am
Bam
Bam
2 August 2011

Cost of gas connection to new dwelling

Cost of gas connection to new dwelling

Yep, bringing the line to the house is free :z: BUT they quote 4-6weeks, and then you have to apply for your meter. I rang on week 7 and they told me 2 more weeks :shock: Havent…

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Bam
Aug 02, 2011 11:12 pm
Bam
eyspy
eyspy
2 August 2011

Tiling Question

Tiling Question

That sounds much better, I am sure you will be pleased with that decision.

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eyspy
Aug 02, 2011 9:58 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
1 August 2011

Help with some items I would like to dispute with builder

Help with some items I would like to dispute with builder

Just to clarify and to sort out some of the confusion out there (as well as my own confusion) as to what you can/cannot 'claim' via BACV (Building Advice and Conciliation…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 01, 2011 3:30 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
1 August 2011

Knock down and rebuild

Knock down and rebuild

If you use the search function you'll find 6 pages of results with the word Kurmond in it. Have a sift through (a lot of them are the same thread with a a different post)…

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chrisandkate
Aug 01, 2011 12:18 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
1 August 2011

Garage rear roller door

Garage rear roller door

Most garage roller doors over hang the opening by 30-50mm each side. The channel is usually 80-100mm deep and the anchor it around 40-600 in. It is only a guide rail and…

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chrisandkate
Aug 01, 2011 12:16 pm
grom40
grom40
1 August 2011

Fencing

Fencing

Well firstly I don't know if there's such a thing as a "standard timber fence"; what height? does it need to have capping? what kind of timber do you want it to be made…

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grom40
Aug 01, 2011 12:15 pm
grom40
Casa2
Casa2
1 August 2011

Slab details confusion

Slab details confusion

If you've signed a contract then stick to it. It sounds liek the builder is tryign to extract some more money from you.

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Casa2
Aug 01, 2011 9:54 am
bashworth
bashworth
31 July 2011

are you allowed to raise inspection points for....

are you allowed to raise inspection points for....

I suppose you are supposed to get a plumber to do it. But I did just as you describe myself.

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bashworth
Jul 31, 2011 5:41 pm
bashworth
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
31 July 2011

Points to raise during inspection

Points to raise during inspection

If you are unsure yourself of everything you need to keep an eye out for (and to be honest most people are) then it might be an idea to consider getting an independent…

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cmhamilton
Jul 31, 2011 9:44 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
31 July 2011

Anyone else modelling these house in google sketchup?

Anyone else modelling these house in google sketchup?
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For anyone learning it I recommend: http://sketchup.google.com/training/videos.html :) I'm currently using it to help decide on colours, but they don't quite come out…

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theanonyuser
Jul 31, 2011 7:53 am
eyspy
eyspy
30 July 2011

Ant Problem

Ant Problem

If you have an ant problem and there is no food scraps laying around you could have a problem. Black ants are natural hunters of white ants. They will seek them out to…

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eyspy
Jul 30, 2011 10:56 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
30 July 2011

Wording of new fence notice

Wording of new fence notice

Should I include this in my Notice of Intention to Perform Replacement, Definitely YES. Include everything however trivial including…

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 30, 2011 2:18 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
30 July 2011

slab down - is this work okay.

slab down - is this work okay.

I think you are worrying needlessly. If that large pipe was merely a conduit for services, the tradies will bore holes through the bottom plate, which has no structural…

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 30, 2011 2:06 pm
kexkez
kexkez
30 July 2011

Help with Cat Breeders

Help with Cat Breeders

there are sometimes some offered on gumtree. Some to be rehoused not just kittens.

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kexkez
Jul 30, 2011 11:51 am
kexkez
umehomes
umehomes
29 July 2011

Good licensed certifier in Canberra-Framing stage inspection

Good licensed certifier in Canberra-Framing stage inspection

I am building my first home in Ford Canberra ACT and want to hire a private inspector to check the quality of builder's work at the following…

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umehomes
Jul 29, 2011 11:21 pm
Jeremyheyes
Jeremyheyes
29 July 2011

Removing stickers from merbau screen

Removing stickers from merbau screen

After using the oil on the wood to remove the sticker don't forget to clean it with softer cloth. The cloth you are gonna use to clear the sticker should also be soft.

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Jeremyheyes
Jul 29, 2011 7:27 pm
cray-
cray-
29 July 2011

Built in TV Units

Built in TV Units

There is no problem at all with putting your DVD/BD Player, STB, etc. behind closed doors, so long as you have adequate ventilation. A hole cutter to the rear panel will…

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cray-
Jul 29, 2011 1:48 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
29 July 2011

Ensuite location......

Ensuite location......

We have a bathroom off our entrance hall. I don't mind the location of the bathroom, but hate the fact that you can look straight into it from the front door/ lounge room…

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tjilpi
Jul 29, 2011 7:45 am
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
28 July 2011

Goodneighbour fencing price

Goodneighbour fencing price

Thanks Chris. My fencing guy said it's best to put the fence post in first, then concrete, then put the fence up.

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Testedbytime
Jul 28, 2011 4:30 pm
kyton
kyton
28 July 2011

Still feeling the cold with "REAL FLAME" heater .... help?

Still feeling the cold with "REAL FLAME" heater .... help?

Yep that is how I thought of it too. Ours would easily be that - maybe slightly larger. Pretty easy to have that size if it is your three main living areas in your house.

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kyton
Jul 28, 2011 3:25 pm
kyton
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
28 July 2011

Turning 4th bedroom into a bathroom

Turning 4th bedroom into a bathroom

Sounds like you may need to consider an extension also. I would think that if you can use the 4th BR as a study/spare room then it would be more beneficial to retain it…

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chrisandkate
Jul 28, 2011 3:18 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
28 July 2011

how big is your elec bill? (those with gas heating) Melb

how big is your elec bill? (those with gas heating) Melb
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Just got ours for $365. Every bill for the last year has consistently risen by around $20 without any changes I can think of (since the "smart" meter). 3 bed, 2 bath,…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jul 28, 2011 2:06 pm
First_Timer_Ray
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
27 July 2011

Building a Mailbox - PLEASE HELP

Building a Mailbox - PLEASE HELP

All yours. The guys in there have explained it really nice. keep us updated with the pics of ur final product :-)

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rajan_g4
Jul 28, 2011 12:31 am
rajan_g4
juniorbrickie
juniorbrickie
27 July 2011

Cash jobs... *-*

Cash jobs... *-*
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People will do anything for a cash now.

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juniorbrickie
Jul 27, 2011 4:59 pm
morox
morox
27 July 2011

Wall Insulation

Wall Insulation

Thank you all for your opinions. We have decided to get proper sound proof insulation in the internal walls of our theatre room & leave the other internal walls as is.

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morox
Jul 27, 2011 4:07 pm
evo550
evo550
26 July 2011

Draftpersons drew a driveway where there is a lightpole.

Draftpersons drew a driveway where there is a lightpole.

There is a driveway into some townhouses in Brisbane with a lightpole dead center of driveway, all nicely concreted around and all. :? I personaly know some other people in…

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evo550
Jul 26, 2011 11:30 pm
beth95
beth95
26 July 2011

online design website

online design website

Does anyone know of any good online room design websites? Preferably ones that let you choose wall colours from dulux etc and flooring that you can actually buy in…

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beth95
Jul 26, 2011 9:46 pm
Crow
Crow
26 July 2011

Costs of Building Plans

Costs of Building Plans

Our plans, working drawings, engineering, council permits etc etc were $18k.

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Crow
Jul 26, 2011 9:32 pm
HarryDE
HarryDE
26 July 2011

Repairing gaps between timber floor boards?

Repairing gaps between timber floor boards?

You can get an elastic foam that is pushed between the floorboards (Draughtex). This product expands and contracts with the floorboards

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HarryDE
Jul 26, 2011 7:41 pm
deb17
deb17
26 July 2011

Home Buyers VS Boutique Home

Home Buyers VS Boutique Home

Joles is right, it's all about the inclusions. We built with Bentley Homes, we chose a Designer home, so mostly all of what you see, is what you get. They had alot of…

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deb17
Jul 26, 2011 6:21 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
26 July 2011

Knock down and rebuild v's renovate

Knock down and rebuild v's renovate

Its hard to calculate labor as all trades will have a labor fee. Most builders work on a % margin. Usually the margin is around 20% for the average. Some will be lower…

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chrisandkate
Jul 26, 2011 5:54 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
25 July 2011

minimum area for zoned heating

minimum area for zoned heating

We are getting Lennox heating and Cooling. I think we got a G61 heater. They are a bit more expensive but very well made and strong units. I got a good deal as a mate of…

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chrisandkate
Jul 25, 2011 4:44 pm
ESB
ESB
25 July 2011

"Wrong" side of the fence ? Plz help !

"Wrong" side of the fence ? Plz help !

We've only got one side to fence, other two sides are established and we have the 'good' side on side and back. The remaining unfenced side is on the 'dead' side of the…

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ESB
Jul 25, 2011 2:31 pm
ESB
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curmy
Jul 24, 2011 6:21 pm
Southies
Southies
24 July 2011

cracking between floor boards- is this normal

cracking between floor boards- is this normal
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We were told that they will show your foot prints (I guess if you walked bare-foot, which we actually never do), and that it would remain oily for…

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Southies
Jul 24, 2011 2:02 pm
Southies
Wolffie
Wolffie
24 July 2011

Windows ratings

Windows ratings

Hi. I am a new member. Our house was destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Yasi and we are in the process of demolishing it in order to build a new house. Not 1 window was broken…

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Wolffie
Jul 24, 2011 10:53 am

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