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catjim
catjim
12 October 2011

Settle an argument?

Settle an argument?
NSW

We built a custom design with a less well known builder and it would have been $250,000 or a little bit less. A three bedroom plus two studies (I work from home), two…

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catjim
Oct 12, 2011 11:38 am

I too love the show (thus the inspiration for the question!) and have 1-7 on DVD and have seen the Aussie ones (pretty sure theres still only onw season of it), but have…

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Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
11 October 2011

Changing a Tap Washer, Pulling Apart the Tap !!

Changing a Tap Washer, Pulling Apart the Tap !!

The video I posted above is 100% the correct video to watch if you want to learn how to change that tap washer in a tap similar to the one you posted in…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 11, 2011 3:36 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
11 October 2011

Dynabolts or chemsets?

Dynabolts or chemsets?

10mm hole for a 10mm dynabolt When drilling into a concrete slab for dynabolts I use a thin piece (about 4mm diam X 600mm long) of plastic tubing to blow all the dust out…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 11, 2011 3:27 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
11 October 2011

More visitors than members logged on ?

More visitors than members logged on ?

Most are prolly just spam bots trying to index the site. I too never log in unless I actually want to post. Most of the time I have my RSS reader crawling this site for…

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zeitgeber
Oct 11, 2011 2:16 pm
zeitgeber
MrKool
MrKool
11 October 2011

Septic Tanks

Septic Tanks

Thanks Fitzy. These septic tanks look really good on paper but getting real feedback is more important I think.

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MrKool
Oct 11, 2011 10:42 am
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
10 October 2011

Scaring birds away

Scaring birds away

They said that they wanted to scare the birds not blast em into the next suburb :lol: :lol:

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Fitzyplumber
Oct 10, 2011 9:45 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
10 October 2011

Damaged sewer line ..who should pay us or the builder

Damaged sewer line ..who should pay us or the builder

I should also add that I would attach a letter to the effect of "I don't expect you to pay this, but I do expect your excavation contractor or their insurance to do…

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chrisandkate
Oct 10, 2011 11:00 am
bashworth
bashworth
10 October 2011

Planning Yuor Build

Planning Yuor Build

There are some electrical checklists here. http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?page_id=235

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bashworth
Oct 10, 2011 10:55 am
bashworth
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
10 October 2011

Anchoring a gate into a neighbours brick wall?

Anchoring a gate into a neighbours brick wall?

Are you sure that the driveway is actually your land? My parents used to own a battleax property, and the driveway to their house was actually owned by the property in…

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joannapaulp
Oct 10, 2011 9:46 am
Has
Has
10 October 2011

How old a house is considered old in Melbourne South Eastern

How old a house is considered old in Melbourne South Eastern

Thanks Helyn, and thanks Stormy, Your response is very much appreciated.. and you gave me enough ideas to consider when making decision.. Thanks again and wish you a…

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Has
Oct 10, 2011 9:09 am
MrKool
MrKool
9 October 2011

house for removal - a couple of questions

house for removal - a couple of questions

I have dealt with http://houseremovalsandrelocation.com.au once before and found them to be very cheap and very professional.

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MrKool
Oct 09, 2011 1:55 pm
lapua
lapua
9 October 2011

WA BUILDING CO BASED IN PERTH

WA BUILDING CO BASED IN PERTH

Hello all Has anyone used this company as we are thinking of building one of their design up in the Perth hills. Thank you

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lapua
Oct 09, 2011 8:07 am
kek
kek
8 October 2011

How much is your electricity bill with downlights?

How much is your electricity bill with downlights?

Your builder should have been paying the electricity bills during construction - unless you're an owner-builder. Check your contract. It does sound excessive. :|

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kek
Oct 08, 2011 8:22 pm
kek
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
7 October 2011

Soil survey results - good or not so good?

Soil survey results - good or not so good?

We just received our soil survey and I'm more than a little worried about the notes regarding rock at each of the bore holes. We have a $3.5k (paid for) additional…

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cmhamilton
Oct 07, 2011 9:38 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
7 October 2011

When to get home insurance?

When to get home insurance?

OMG. If I was you I would be straight on the phone and arranging some cover now. That is way too much risk if something happens and the house burns down or something…

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buildingwest
Oct 07, 2011 5:37 pm
xanthrope
xanthrope
7 October 2011

Suspicious Building Inspectors?

Suspicious Building Inspectors?

I have to agree with all the comment above - good stuff. One thing seems consistant though is that it seems very suss that the buyer would not share the report with…

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xanthrope
Oct 07, 2011 9:39 am
xanthrope
AE86
AE86
7 October 2011

How to read a soil report?

How to read a soil report?

they put the peirs in yesterday and so far no rock at all ,so that is a major releif for the H class slab

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AE86
Oct 07, 2011 5:08 am
Paulus
Paulus
6 October 2011

New Shed

New Shed

Hi Guys Decided to go with Olympic, also getting them to erect so will see how things go. Will take several weeks to get council approval and then 6 weeks for Olympic to…

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Paulus
Oct 06, 2011 8:13 pm
urk697
urk697
5 October 2011

Any recommendations for a sparky to install downlights

Any recommendations for a sparky to install downlights

My builder charge $75 per data point, $55 for double power point, $90 for tv points, $350 for home theater wiring(5.1 without plates, $550 with plates), $50 for extra…

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urk697
Oct 05, 2011 8:24 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
5 October 2011

beware greybox!

beware greybox!

Understand where your coming from,DD builder wanted $$$$$ for extra tiling when l asked for breakdown of cost,where told that's not their policy.Hence she is doing it…

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pattycake4
Oct 05, 2011 5:20 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
5 October 2011

Solar Hot Water - claim your STCs

Solar Hot Water - claim your STCs

Yes it is tricky! Apparently there are a number of "agents" who can sell them on your behalf and the current rate from Target Zero is $25/STC - apparently the price is…

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Mclaren
Oct 05, 2011 11:49 am
Mclaren
Pugs
Pugs
5 October 2011

My electrical plans, any thoughts ?

My electrical plans, any thoughts ?

if anything .. where you have 3 data points put 4 in... esp in the main bedroom where 5 way wall plate will look ugly..

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Pugs
Oct 05, 2011 8:17 am
Pugs
tanmax
tanmax
4 October 2011

Eucalypt North Epping

Eucalypt North Epping
1, 2, 3

Hi Pinoy - How is your house construction going on ? Have you started building? Keep us posted mate. My friend Priyesh has settled…

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tanmax
Oct 04, 2011 4:52 pm
remo2211
remo2211
4 October 2011

Supplies of Kempas Raw timber flooring

Supplies of Kempas Raw timber flooring

I forgot to mention that am looking for a supplier from sydney.

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remo2211
Oct 04, 2011 2:27 pm
kels
kels
4 October 2011

Draftsman charges... just checking.

Draftsman charges... just checking.

Thanks guys, Yeah the extra work he did was adding a linen cupboard and extending the house out another 400mm on the plans. It's cheaper than other plans because we're…

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kels
Oct 04, 2011 7:45 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
3 October 2011

Carpenter question - how to convert furniture doors

Carpenter question - how to convert furniture doors

So, would any of the BNGS ones be OK for my doors? NO Depending on how your doors are to be set up, you will see from Bunnings display…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 03, 2011 8:11 pm
Stormy
Stormy
3 October 2011

How should concrete slab in garage be finished off?

How should concrete slab in garage be finished off?

Oh, and yes, it can be used on driveways. We havent done our driveway yet but we will have colour through the concrete, where as the sealer we used is a medium grey…

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Stormy
Oct 03, 2011 7:28 pm
Stormy
planfan
planfan
3 October 2011

smallest kitchen ever

smallest kitchen ever

Raise the bar stools so you can eat from a bench above the bench. Use the skirting board space as drawers. Shelf under the overhead cupboards. Slide out cutting…

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planfan
Oct 03, 2011 6:16 pm
loungelizard57
loungelizard57
3 October 2011

Platon product for waterproofing sub floor

Platon product for waterproofing sub floor

Just wondering if anyone has used this product called Platon. I have a subfloor which I need to turn into a room and wondering if the cement floor requires some other…

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loungelizard57
Oct 03, 2011 4:58 pm
chippy
chippy
3 October 2011

Stove power outlet

Stove power outlet

I dont think so, excerpt from rules. I'm not a spary though so you may want to get the deffinative answer from them. http://i.imgur.com/sXcml.png

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chippy
Oct 03, 2011 10:00 am
chippy
deb17
deb17
2 October 2011

How to deal with builder mistakes

How to deal with builder mistakes

I would tell them tomorrow in writing as well as ringing them. We have gloss on the walls and matt on the floor, their was no upgrade in prices. As soon as you see…

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deb17
Oct 02, 2011 7:42 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
1 October 2011

Bad tiles or bad waterproofing in the bath?

Bad tiles or bad waterproofing in the bath?

HI, What should I do? How do I fix this? What recourse do I have with my builder - I believe he has to guarantee all work on the house for 7…

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How Hard Can it Be
Oct 01, 2011 4:22 pm
Starz
Starz
1 October 2011

Used Furniture Buyers in Melbourne South East

Used Furniture Buyers in Melbourne South East

Hi Starz, You could try Vinvent Raux and sons. They're in Dandenong -97937050 and Clayton -95431385. They have mobile numbers on their website too.…

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Starz
Oct 01, 2011 7:32 am
Starz
Veefy
Veefy
30 September 2011

Broadband Tower on property

Broadband Tower on property

How far is a "short distance"? This is probably worth a read. General consensus seems to be that there is very little evidence for any direct health risks.

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Veefy
Sep 30, 2011 4:34 pm
tassie108
tassie108
30 September 2011

Has anyone installed a solatube or similar skylight?

Has anyone installed a solatube or similar skylight?
1, 2

I have recently been to see solatube in Balcatta and the ballpark figure is now approx. $1200 each

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tassie108
Sep 30, 2011 12:28 am
stressman1968
stressman1968
29 September 2011

Builders Gregory Hills / Oran Park

Builders Gregory Hills / Oran Park

Hi, I know an owner of some land they are trying to sell. It is listed on Real Estate.com it is 641 sq corner block it is one of the largest blocks and in great position.…

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stressman1968
Sep 29, 2011 6:21 pm
Dollar
Dollar
29 September 2011

Front fencing - modern steel slat

Front fencing - modern steel slat

I think this may be a standard fence MCW. I saw the exact fence sample at my local fence place recently and thought of you. :)

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Dollar
Sep 29, 2011 4:50 pm
Pennyc
Pennyc
29 September 2011

Driveway roller door? Gates ? what to do

Driveway roller door? Gates ? what to do

TBH as long as my kids are safe I dont care. We are on a main road in a rear house with two on a block and a long driveway. I dont want to run the risk of having a lazy…

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Pennyc
Sep 29, 2011 10:32 am
nailnit
nailnit
27 September 2011

ATTN Spring Farm land owners - BAL fire rating??

ATTN Spring Farm land owners - BAL fire rating??

I think what your builder is after is a Bush Fire Attack Level Report. You can get a surveyor to do this otherwise if your lucky the block of land may have come with this…

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nailnit
Sep 27, 2011 9:43 pm
ESB
ESB
27 September 2011

Help getting stuff from Qld to SA

Help getting stuff from Qld to SA

Brilliant !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :: :: I never knew this place existed. Exactly what I am after. Thank you so much for your suggestion, very grateful. …

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ESB
Sep 27, 2011 9:41 pm
ESB
Michelle
Michelle
27 September 2011

Recommend a paving colour (and pine paint)

Recommend a paving colour (and pine paint)

Possible a slate grey paver? I like your idea with the timber fence and seat! ::

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Michelle
Sep 27, 2011 6:35 pm
Michelle
ashilleong
ashilleong
27 September 2011

Re: Steel roof trusses system problem

Re: Steel roof trusses system problem

We're looking at steel as well. I don't like the look of it, but it'll be unfer the walls anyway. Any major ptoblems using steel (cladding etc)?

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ashilleong
Sep 27, 2011 8:34 am
ashilleong
KAN
KAN
28 October 2011

** bricklaying??

** bricklaying??

Thanks abrickspecialist, when I spoke to the Construction Manager and SS, I recall they did mention rain, so what you mention is most likely. Appreciate the links and…

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KAN
Oct 28, 2011 7:33 pm
eyspy
eyspy
9 October 2011

Poll - Grooves up or down on decking ?

Poll - Grooves up or down on decking ?
1, 2

Yes, it's true you will slip easier with the reeded side up. If walking with the reeds in the same direction you foot is only getting half the surface area to get grip on,…

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eyspy
Oct 09, 2011 8:27 am
hutcheee
hutcheee
28 September 2011

What loan do I choose? How do I build before I sell my house

What loan do I choose? How do I build before I sell my house

I actually thought of keeping it and renting it out but if I borrow the money for the land on my current morgage it will take it up to $450K, then when I borrow again for…

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hutcheee
Sep 28, 2011 1:49 pm
hutcheee
anne66
anne66
26 September 2011

Any good building ispector used before handover in Brissy?

Any good building ispector used before handover in Brissy?

Hi new to this. I used a building inspector who was a builder for my inspections when we had a house built. We had our house designed by an architect, but a builder to…

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anne66
Sep 26, 2011 7:55 am

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