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Thanks for taking pics for VJ Joles, appreciate it a lot.

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Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Titch101
Titch101
6 April 2011

Excellent Quality Painter in Geelong/Surf Coast area

Excellent Quality Painter in Geelong/Surf Coast area

If anyone is after a painter for small or large jobs in the Geelong area, I know a bloke who is reasonably priced and performs exceptional work. PM me for any details

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Titch101
Apr 06, 2011 9:40 am
sleven
sleven
5 April 2011

Why Not True Transparency and Ultimate Service?

Why Not True Transparency and Ultimate Service?

Agreed. As a side note, i think people need to sometimes trust the builder with the way they do things. As a builder, we build homes every day and…

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sleven
Apr 05, 2011 6:41 pm
sleven
B STAR
B STAR
5 April 2011

waterproof paint

waterproof paint

just re red the op again and it talks about mold after it rains. Is ventilation going to help in this case. Is this mould due to rain falling on the plaster?? Also if you…

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B STAR
Apr 05, 2011 8:18 am
Jewelbaby
Jewelbaby
4 April 2011

Eeeek - mould found in our wardrobe - 6 month old house!!

Eeeek - mould found in our wardrobe - 6 month old house!!
1, 2

We found mold in our house on Saturday too. It's still being built and the ceiling and cornice in the ensuite roof is covered in it. Our SS actually told our neighbours…

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Jewelbaby
Apr 04, 2011 8:26 pm
rlay1
rlay1
5 April 2011

Critique my plan for anything missed.

Critique my plan for anything missed.
QLD

I definitely agree with bashworth here! My uncle modified his staircase to do a U-turn (due to some crappy feng shui principals) and it wasn’t until he moved in that he…

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rlay1
Apr 05, 2011 8:54 am
ashrey
ashrey
4 April 2011

IS THIS RIGHT ???

IS THIS RIGHT ???

Thank you so much for replies guys. My builder's rep got back to me this morning with the sketch. finally, Since we provided them with all our requirement during the…

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ashrey
Apr 04, 2011 1:47 pm
tonynot
tonynot
4 April 2011

Final Compliance Engineer Gold Coast cost as is cert

Final Compliance Engineer Gold Coast cost as is cert

Anyone know what a final As Constructed Certificate would cost and any Engineers that could do it, . Will it make a difference selling a house?. Thanks Tony

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tonynot
Apr 04, 2011 1:37 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
4 April 2011

Show me your satin timber floor

Show me your satin timber floor

I'm sure you've seen my floors around the forum. Ours are a gloss, but not that high gloss look, they look more between a satin and a gloss. It was a water based finished,…

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Rizzo
Apr 04, 2011 10:32 am
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
4 April 2011

power boxes

power boxes

I second what legend80 says - even with three phase both the meter box and the circuit breaker box in the garage have plenty of room left in them.

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Fiffaro
Apr 04, 2011 7:01 am
Theresa
Theresa
3 April 2011

sueing council , any suggestions or experience at this?

sueing council , any suggestions or experience at this?
1, 2

That's good to hear that you've got a slab. I hope that's the last of your delays and that your build goes smoothly from now on. Did council compensate you for the 3…

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Theresa
Apr 03, 2011 8:52 pm
Theresa
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
3 April 2011

Electricity Meters - Which one do you have?

Electricity Meters - Which one do you have?
1, 2

I just double checked ours and we have the second one the "standard one". Would that mean that we have to upgrade to the Smart Meter by ourselves shortly? I thought…

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Victoria_g06
Apr 03, 2011 4:32 pm
Victoria_g06
deb17
deb17
2 April 2011

Fence costs and neighbours

Fence costs and neighbours
1, 2

yes, it's a touchy subject and if the other party states up front that they dont have the money, theres not much that you can do. I just hope that when we contact our new…

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deb17
Apr 02, 2011 10:48 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
31 March 2011

Using an excel spreadsheet to record costs and expenses

Using an excel spreadsheet to record costs and expenses
1, 2, 3

.....Yes of course! Thanks for bringing that up! Not all areas can receive the same strength signal...have to get it tested…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Mar 31, 2011 10:23 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
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TheBigEnviro
Mar 31, 2011 6:56 pm
SarahidMentor
SarahidMentor
25 April 2011

Problem with Roman Blinds

Problem with Roman Blinds

Hi TIA, I would go with your gut feeling, if problems start to show further down the track you can bet they wont want to touch it with a ten foot pole. Because the fabric…

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SarahidMentor
Apr 25, 2011 10:12 am
SarahidMentor
dan_walls
dan_walls
31 March 2011

Plasterboard / Gyprock expansion joints in stairwell

Plasterboard / Gyprock expansion joints in stairwell

What are the options for covering expansion joints in plasterboard in a stairwell. The builder currently is using continuing the skirting board around, however it doesn't…

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dan_walls
Mar 31, 2011 10:05 am
kyton
kyton
31 March 2011

Online campaign targets high cost of housing

Online campaign targets high cost of housing

ChrisandKate - exactly!! Where is that <like> button when you need it LOL.

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kyton
Mar 31, 2011 8:39 am
kyton
21_linda
21_linda
30 March 2011

Strata / Community Title

Strata / Community Title

I live in an 8-unit strata title development. My body corporate has no say over gardens. They only have control over the common driveways, front fence, letterboxes,…

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21_linda
Mar 30, 2011 6:31 pm
daopok
daopok
30 March 2011

Can a neighbour stop the installation of a front side fence?

Can a neighbour stop the installation of a front side fence?

I could only have certain heights for the fence so there is still visibility when reversing out of the driveway etc. So i have about 2m of 1.8m fencing and then the rest…

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daopok
Mar 30, 2011 5:28 pm
AMAR
AMAR
30 March 2011

QueOneHomes - anyone heard of?

QueOneHomes - anyone heard of?

Hi I just have a question if anyone has heard of the building company QueOneHomes?? They are currently building in the western suburbs and I am wanting to buy house &…

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AMAR
Mar 30, 2011 4:10 pm
akovtoun
akovtoun
24 March

Evolution Laminate Floor - Proline

Evolution Laminate Floor - Proline

We had these installed 1 month ago the spotted gum shiny finish. We went with it because apparently the aquashield is highly water resistant and IC3 rating is scratch…

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akovtoun
Mar 24, 2017 4:03 pm
nerak
nerak
29 March 2011

Need recommendations for a fencer in Hills District Sydney

Need recommendations for a fencer in Hills District Sydney

I need to get a quote for treated pine paling fence. Can anyone recommend a fencer who works in the area?

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nerak
Mar 29, 2011 10:51 am
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Casa2
Mar 29, 2011 8:34 am
chippy
chippy
29 March 2011

Finding out if block is Green Titled

Finding out if block is Green Titled

Ring the local council. They will be able to tell you if the sub division is strata or green title.

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chippy
Mar 29, 2011 12:45 am
chippy
Shacky
Shacky
29 March 2011

Change house locks after handover

Change house locks after handover

No we don't... go on with what you were saying :P

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Shacky
Mar 29, 2011 12:44 am
dimo
dimo
28 March 2011

Is your alfresco ceiling the same colour as your eaves?

Is your alfresco ceiling the same colour as your eaves?

This is something we hadnt thought of but was pointed out by our colour consultant who advised that eaves be same colour as alfresco ceiling. Also said ideally would be…

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dimo
Mar 28, 2011 5:57 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
28 March 2011

New home paint warranty

New home paint warranty

4 years - I reckon your chances are somewhere between none and buckleys to get the builder to "fix" it, particularly since it isn't structural.

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Huggy_B
Mar 28, 2011 3:43 pm
Huggy_B
Chuq
Chuq
5 April 2011

Phone/Network cabling advice for new house

Phone/Network cabling advice for new house
1, 2

Thanks for offering but my son came along and he is handling it, this all still makes no sense to me. He said we are going to have a central…

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Chuq
Apr 05, 2011 12:38 am
Chuq
bashworth
bashworth
27 March 2011

New Phone line

New Phone line

Thats right telstra assume the trench or duct is already in place

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bashworth
Mar 27, 2011 7:04 am
bashworth
trustno1
trustno1
27 March 2011

I Need an Engineer! (northern burbs, melb)

I Need an Engineer! (northern burbs, melb)

Because when next door sold recently when they did sale inspection there they got pulled up on garage extension and the people ended up not buying the house because they…

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trustno1
Mar 27, 2011 12:20 am
trustno1
cheerupcharlie
cheerupcharlie
13 July 2011

Little old country house renovation

Little old country house renovation
1, 2, 3

::smile:: Looking forward to seeing what you're all up to over there in the little old country house.

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cheerupcharlie
Jul 13, 2011 5:10 pm
Trish
Trish
27 March 2011

Neighbours Jacaranda Tree

Neighbours Jacaranda Tree

. (They also have a long row of 3 metre high leylandi growing a metre away from our kitchen window). I know there are 2…

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Trish
Mar 27, 2011 12:04 am
Trish
kek
kek
26 March 2011

Builder Bonus and FHOGS in NSW

Builder Bonus and FHOGS in NSW

I've just edited the thread title for you - hopefully some of the members from NSW can help you out. :D I have no idea, as I'm neither from NSW or a first home buyer, so…

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kek
Mar 26, 2011 3:47 pm
kek
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
28 March 2011

Built in tv units & Powerpoints

Built in tv units & Powerpoints

Even with non-fixed TV units and standard height power points, I tend to run a power-board from the powerpoint through the cable hole in the back and leave the board…

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rockabilly_kid
Mar 28, 2011 11:16 am
rockabilly_kid
Cooped07
Cooped07
3 April 2011

Would a million dollar house have crooked walls?

Would a million dollar house have crooked walls?
1, 2

So when do I move in? Hehe! That's a beautiful view! I will be asking if they'd accept it in their own home. He'll prob say yes to shut me up! Thanks All..

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Cooped07
Apr 03, 2011 1:55 pm
Cooped07
Eskay40
Eskay40
25 March 2011

Remotes

Remotes

You could also talk to these guys to get a solution. Not sure how much it would be but for the…

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Eskay40
Mar 25, 2011 2:47 pm
Eskay40
mattwalker
mattwalker
25 March 2011

Bargain - Colour video doorphone for $99 delivered (Melb)

Bargain - Colour video doorphone for $99 delivered (Melb)

If you are considering a door bell for your new house try this on: http://www.radioparts.com.au/ProdView.a ... t=21816102 For $99 these are pretty cheap and you get colour video :)

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mattwalker
Mar 25, 2011 2:30 pm
mattwalker
kassan1973
kassan1973
25 March 2011

Pergola roof attachment

Pergola roof attachment

Hi Handyman I have a 12 meter long pergola , i simply bolted at every roof truss a 90x45 1000mm long piece F7 pine to the house truss cut at one end same as roof pitch…

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kassan1973
Mar 25, 2011 9:54 am
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
25 March 2011

Approximate cost estimate for my development.

Approximate cost estimate for my development.

::dizzy:: Those figures are in square metres; not Imperial sqaures. 165 square…

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Huggy_B
Mar 25, 2011 9:05 am
Huggy_B
the_milesy
the_milesy
25 March 2011

on site port-a-loo

on site port-a-loo

I decided to contact my CSR. The loo was definitely not ours. OUr SS is suppose to order it and we haven't even been allocated an SS yet! She…

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the_milesy
Mar 25, 2011 8:04 am
kavother
kavother
25 March 2011

OVER IT - 3 months later waiting for handover items

OVER IT - 3 months later waiting for handover items

thats why im angry, they got thier money in full over 3 months…

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kavother
Mar 25, 2011 7:04 am
chargere55
chargere55
24 March 2011

Basix - cavity brick insulation??

Basix - cavity brick insulation??

Hi all, I'm an owner builder and currently 40% into my project and have completed all the brickwork - double brick, concrete slab structure and have now started my roof…

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chargere55
Mar 24, 2011 3:48 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
24 March 2011

Love the look

Love the look

Thanks Trish,have decided to wait untill house is finished.

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pattycake4
Mar 24, 2011 7:40 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
24 March 2011

Solar Electricty Panels & Inverters

Solar Electricty Panels & Inverters

So can someone recommend a company on the Gold Coast? and how long should have been around for to set your mind at ease? Do your own…

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Uncle Arfur
Mar 24, 2011 7:29 am
Lex
Lex
23 March 2011

Tiler in Sydney (that does Waterproofing too)

Tiler in Sydney (that does Waterproofing too)

I'm looking for one too. I had some recommendations, but one guy probabaly doesn't do this any more (mobile dead), the other two promised to come (twice!) but never did…

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Lex
Mar 23, 2011 5:40 pm
Lex


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