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onc_artisan
onc_artisan
15 May 2011

Garage on the same level as the rest of your house

Garage on the same level as the rest of your house

If your house is brick then the garage(& paths) will be -1C or 86mm lower( or 172mm for a 2 brick set down and multiples of 86mm = a brick course)

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onc_artisan
May 15, 2011 12:48 pm
onc_artisan
Hedi
Hedi
14 May 2011

Builder wants to lay plastic on bearers before wood floors??

Builder wants to lay plastic on bearers before wood floors??

Thanks for everyone's support. Al least with the floors up I can now see where the excessive rains is coming in, only pooling into one room now at front of…

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Hedi
May 14, 2011 2:21 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
14 May 2011

Hot water systems

Hot water systems

Is that without a tank then? Cos…

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blueblueblue
May 14, 2011 10:02 am
Deemaree
Deemaree
13 May 2011

Soil dencity reports, how do I get it??

Soil dencity reports, how do I get it??

Yes-we are all ears (so to speak!) Builder Paul...

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Deemaree
May 13, 2011 8:28 pm
Deemaree
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blueblueblue
May 13, 2011 12:21 pm
Liliana
Liliana
13 May 2011

Tree Root Barriers - Has anyone got them, How Much etc...

Tree Root Barriers - Has anyone got them, How Much etc...

Thanks for taking the trouble to reply Fu. Just to pick your brains a little further - why do you prefer the first option? Because it's cheaper or is there another…

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Liliana
May 13, 2011 9:36 am
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
13 May 2011

Bricks - is it worth upgrading

Bricks - is it worth upgrading

We upgraded to PGH Mild Steel and we are so happy we did. If you want to see what they look like, check out my Build Thread. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=12911 Hope this helps

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KnockItDown
May 13, 2011 8:06 am
KnockItDown
Gone Ducky
Gone Ducky
13 May 2011

Cleaning second hand bricks

Cleaning second hand bricks

Cool, I might need something like that soon!

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Gone Ducky
May 13, 2011 12:29 am
cbboyz
cbboyz
12 May 2011

Subdividing

Subdividing

Hi, I almost have my subdivision permit and wanted to know if anyone, from experience, knows how long it takes the bank to issue a "Consent to Subdivide" so I can submit…

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cbboyz
May 12, 2011 11:20 pm
Jase
Jase
12 May 2011

construction valuation

construction valuation

Thanks for the replies. I am building in Mernda villages Vic, house is average 3 bedroom. Not too sure what house prices are there at the moment. I will do some research…

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Jase
May 12, 2011 7:52 pm
aln
aln
12 May 2011

Brick Cladding

Brick Cladding

I saw a company in Sydney specialising in sandstone cladding in particular. www.sandstonecladding.com.au. Some of the photos look really good.

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aln
May 12, 2011 6:31 pm
jeremy robins
jeremy robins
11 May 2011

brick question

brick question

I am going to build in double brick. Can anyone tell me if there is any potential for a problem if my outer skin is 'new dry press bricks' and my inner skin is 'new…

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jeremy robins
May 11, 2011 5:10 pm
MelNRob
MelNRob
11 May 2011

P/D's - Double Stoery Homes

P/D's - Double Stoery Homes
VIC

Hi Ilias, My other half and i did a knockdown and are building the Waldorf by PD. Our block was virtually flat but had…

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MelNRob
May 11, 2011 10:34 pm
McReidy
McReidy
11 May 2011

Concrete slab removal - Adelaide NE suburbs

Concrete slab removal - Adelaide NE suburbs

UPDATE - managed to get about 80% into a 4m3 skip bin and just have bits leftover to cut up and dispose of by trailer to a dump. Getting the skip took alot of the hard…

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McReidy
May 11, 2011 1:22 pm
McReidy
fredstar
fredstar
11 May 2011

Electrician required

Electrician required

Hi All, Does any one know of an electrician that can come out after hours to replace a downlight transformer. I have replaced the globe a week or so ago and could here the…

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fredstar
May 11, 2011 9:13 am
Prometheus
Prometheus
10 May 2011

Fence builder in Point Cook

Fence builder in Point Cook

About 10 years ago a rental property my family had in the inner west of Melbourne needed a side fence of about 21m long. My dad got a few quotes and the fence builder…

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Prometheus
May 10, 2011 8:34 pm
kek
kek
10 May 2011

Sandstone - Melbourne

Sandstone - Melbourne

They're 20-something mm thick and 400 x 400. They're laid over a concrete slab - recommended for a nice even surface and less chance of everything shifting over time. The…

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kek
May 10, 2011 8:20 pm
kek
just Erin
just Erin
10 May 2011

Tilers

Tilers

We had quite a large area tiled which runs through multiple rooms. I believe the tiler started at the front entry, and ran one row of tiles down the entire house in a…

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just Erin
May 10, 2011 7:42 pm
Casa2
Casa2
10 May 2011

Payments

Payments

The last 15% isn't paid until handover. That is, the house is complete enough for you to move in. If the builder goes bust, the only problems are the odds and ends that…

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Casa2
May 10, 2011 9:19 am
morox
morox
10 May 2011

Drawing request by Council

Drawing request by Council

Sounds like the council we are going through... quick to take your money but slow with everything else! Sorry I can't offer any help - just Good Luck & I hope it gets…

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morox
May 10, 2011 7:43 am
tjilpi
tjilpi
9 May 2011

Change of career

Change of career

I am in Victoria, but it's probably similar. It depends what part of building you want to get into. If you want to actually do the building you would become a carpenter,…

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tjilpi
May 09, 2011 10:20 pm
mikkyG
mikkyG
8 May 2011

Cost and where to buy besser blocks cheap in Perth

Cost and where to buy besser blocks cheap in Perth

Checkout ebay, about a year ago I got 2 pallets and had them delivered have only now managed to build the retaining wall, but the price was insane cheap

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mikkyG
May 08, 2011 1:29 pm
Excited to Build
Excited to Build
14 May 2011

swimmning pool guidelines

swimmning pool guidelines

We are building and live in Perth and have just had a pool installed and it had to be 1.5m from the back fence and because ours is right next to the alfresco we had to…

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Excited to Build
May 14, 2011 10:36 am
pottsy
pottsy
7 May 2011

Good painter required in Gold Coast

Good painter required in Gold Coast

Hi there, I'm new to this site and have just come across it. I'm also new to renovating and am just about to settle on a property in Paradise Point, Gold Coast at the…

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pottsy
May 07, 2011 10:22 pm
David Moffett
David Moffett
6 February

Anyone got a Vergola - a couple of questions

Anyone got a Vergola - a couple of questions
1, 2, 3, 4

It wouldn't suprise me if James turned out to be a dealer, however if he wanted light into his home a Vergola lets in twice as much light in winter due to the gaps between…

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David Moffett
Feb 06, 2017 4:45 pm
Veefy
Veefy
6 May 2011

Pool colour HELP!!

Pool colour HELP!!

When I was talking to a pool salesman recently he recommended light bright blues colour so the pool doesn't end up like being a dark black hole in your backard, I'd…

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Veefy
May 06, 2011 6:35 pm
Hardinodevil
Hardinodevil
6 May 2011

EVERYTHING MERBAU!!

EVERYTHING MERBAU!!
1, 2

Hi Erin... Yes I can view all the others, just not your three for some reason. It comes up with a blue box with a white ? in it..... I…

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Hardinodevil
May 06, 2011 6:00 pm
suprok
suprok
6 May 2011

Commuting to CBD from Point Cook

Commuting to CBD from Point Cook

Definitely stick with your townhouse plans. Traffic in the west is becoming a nightmare; actually most of Melbourne is, but the west in particular. I grew up in & still…

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suprok
May 06, 2011 5:07 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
6 May 2011

The Cable Connection - Open Saturdays 9am - 1pm - !!Deals!!

The Cable Connection - Open Saturdays 9am - 1pm - !!Deals!!

Hi guys and gals, Starting from tomorrow we are opening every Saturday from 9am til…

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mattwalker
May 06, 2011 1:32 pm
mattwalker
Casa2
Casa2
6 May 2011

Should you pay trdadesmen for quotes

Should you pay trdadesmen for quotes
1, 2

A quote must be free of any cost or obligation. There are several reasons for this: 1) Open to abuse. I can run around town doing quotes for $50 each and just look at…

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Casa2
May 06, 2011 8:58 am
12thofNever
12thofNever
5 May 2011

Attaching Surfboard to Brick

Attaching Surfboard to Brick

Would luv a photo of the finished project sounds gnarly! :D

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12thofNever
May 05, 2011 8:52 pm
evo550
evo550
5 May 2011

Changing Sewerage Connection (Brisbane)

Changing Sewerage Connection (Brisbane)

Mark, There may be some private contractors who can do the work, other than the council. I'm in Brisbane and had to , on occassions vary finished levels of existing…

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evo550
May 05, 2011 8:26 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
5 May 2011

Custom made roman blinds using own fabric - Melbourne

Custom made roman blinds using own fabric - Melbourne

If you've got the fabric why not make it yourself? They would have to be one of the easiest....google roman blind instructions and you will find lots of info. :th:

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HappyCamper_au
May 05, 2011 4:27 pm
peterkelly03
peterkelly03
5 May 2011

competetive pricing pest control

competetive pricing pest control

How much is a reasonable charge for pest control in a newly built 4 bedroom single storey house in Victoria? I got a quote for $350 so…

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peterkelly03
May 05, 2011 11:10 am
Twiggy
Twiggy
5 May 2011

cost cutting ideas? please help

cost cutting ideas? please help

Just something to think on as well: It's all well and good to say I'll do carpet, tiles, etc after handover, but you do have to find the cash for it yourself that way.…

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Twiggy
May 05, 2011 5:37 am
Twiggy
brownbag
brownbag
4 May 2011

CLEANING OUT MY GREYWATER SYSTEM

CLEANING OUT MY GREYWATER SYSTEM

I'd like to put my greywater system to rest for the winter. I've given it a basic clean but want to know if there are any recommended products that I can flush through the…

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brownbag
May 04, 2011 3:48 pm
m_shawry
m_shawry
6 May 2011

Angled/diagonal walls and doors across timber flooring

Angled/diagonal walls and doors across timber flooring

Personal preference comes into play. It is good practice to have your main hallway run longways and simply continue each room off from there with the grain. You can get…

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m_shawry
May 06, 2011 1:06 pm
m_shawry
bashworth
bashworth
4 May 2011

What is a building Engineering Plan?

What is a building Engineering Plan?

Building engineering plans are normally plans that show services like. Electrical layout Plumbing layout heating and cooling services Built in Vacuum

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bashworth
May 04, 2011 7:49 am
bashworth
|n|
|n|
4 May 2011

Help please

Help please

To follow on with installing ceiling fans where light fittings were- its very simple. As a ceiling fan retrofit, the electrician told me to buy a ceiling fan remote…

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|n|
May 04, 2011 12:02 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
3 May 2011

2011-2012 Victorian FHOG & Boost to remain same as 2010-211

2011-2012 Victorian FHOG & Boost to remain same as 2010-211

Yay, I've been stressing about getting everything signed by June 30th but there is no rush now....:) Thanks

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theanonyuser
May 03, 2011 10:53 pm
ojaaynme
ojaaynme
3 May 2011

5% deposit - Is it too late to get it back

5% deposit - Is it too late to get it back

Wow thank you for the great responses - We are building with one of the big companies so I am sure they have a current licence. Thanks so much Chris and Kate for the…

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ojaaynme
May 03, 2011 9:21 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
3 May 2011

Benq W6000 1080p Full HD - 100% Australian - Special deal!

Benq W6000 1080p Full HD - 100% Australian - Special deal!

Hi guys, I have secured an unheard of deal of a bunch of Benq W6000 projectors! These are 100% Australian delivered with 100% Australian warranty. Benq page link here -…

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mattwalker
May 03, 2011 1:39 pm
mattwalker
ashrey
ashrey
2 May 2011

How to read the ads :?

How to read the ads :?

Hi Guys, I have been looking for some duplexes through some realestate websites. I am still confused how to read these…

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ashrey
May 02, 2011 5:38 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
2 May 2011

Knocking out an interal structural wall

Knocking out an interal structural wall

'Building Codes Australia provides a nationally accepted and uniform set of technical requirements for all areas of building, from design to construction. Developed by the…

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tjilpi
May 02, 2011 1:33 pm
wrexter
wrexter
2 May 2011

Advise on Blackbutt Feature Timber flooring

Advise on Blackbutt Feature Timber flooring
1, 2

Hey he When are you getting your floor laid? We are in Perth as well and that seems like a good price going by what we have seen. All up…

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wrexter
May 02, 2011 10:28 am
wrexter
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
2 May 2011

Got to love photoshop

Got to love photoshop

HAHA NOT TO BAD, I LIKE THE ADDITION OF THE DOG!

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NEWLYWEDS
May 02, 2011 9:12 am
arniedog
arniedog
2 May 2011

Thermal Imaging an Termits. Is that True?

Thermal Imaging an Termits. Is that True?

I purchased a house 4 years ago and we had a pest inspection, the house was timber, the opperator had a camera and was able to see where termits had eaten the timber…

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arniedog
May 02, 2011 7:19 am
BuilderPaul
BuilderPaul
1 May 2011

Is a fence around a building block compulsory?

Is a fence around a building block compulsory?

Yep. Site must be fenced. Std temp fencing. And the site must be "bunded". This means all the run-off on the site must not go on footpaths, roads, stormwater etc. Bales of…

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BuilderPaul
May 01, 2011 7:51 pm
Michelle
Michelle
1 May 2011

Advice please, building a federation style house

Advice please, building a federation style house

I agree with Jo, once you put the surfmist up against your red bricks, it will be very close to white. Especially in the sun. :wink:

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Michelle
May 01, 2011 6:57 pm
Michelle


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