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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
sheznay
sheznay
23 March 2011

Retaining walls and fences

Retaining walls and fences

Hi - thanks for your reply. Yes I would just like the fence to step down at the end of the retaining wall. I always 'assumed' we could just get taller sheeting to…

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sheznay
Mar 23, 2011 3:51 pm
sheznay
vanvir
vanvir
23 March 2011

Search for the best cladding option

Search for the best cladding option

Hi All, I am going to renovate my exterior house but just at the back. I have searched for all different cladding (not brick) but couldn't find what I want I am looking…

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vanvir
Mar 23, 2011 12:53 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
23 March 2011

Quality of painted walls

Quality of painted walls

Hi, Check out the Building Standards and Tolerances which is available at…

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buildingwest
Mar 23, 2011 12:05 pm
hparis
hparis
22 March 2011

Can I grease a panel lift door ???

Can I grease a panel lift door ???

have a look at Nulon EziGlide... Red can available from auto stores. Amazing stuff! They use it on power window mechanisms inside car doors because it doesnt attract dust…

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hparis
Mar 22, 2011 8:19 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
22 March 2011

Shed Base

Shed Base

IF you are doing it (properly) and using a concrete slab why not form a 25mm recess around the edge to stop the rain running under the walls. This also saves on putting…

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Uncle Arfur
Mar 22, 2011 7:51 pm
Dilbert_Perth
Dilbert_Perth
22 March 2011

Plumbing in PEX Piping & Termite Treatment

Plumbing in PEX Piping & Termite Treatment

You are right P_D, and they have changed it to a copper main from the meter along the side of the house with PEX branches running in conduit through the slab. I was told…

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Dilbert_Perth
Mar 22, 2011 2:46 pm
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
5 February 2012

NESS SECURITY PRODUCTS

NESS SECURITY PRODUCTS

you can still install a d8x into an existing home without wires! you will just need an rf interface possibly an extension aerial depending on the building, and all the…

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cenemelectrical
Feb 05, 2012 7:40 pm
oldgold
oldgold
22 March 2011

DANGER - self igniting light globes

DANGER - self igniting light globes

Thankfully all those units have been recalled now and none of the 124000 were sold outside US. I guess at $1 - $1.50 each one shouldn't expect quality. :D

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oldgold
Mar 22, 2011 9:54 am
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
21 March 2011

disrespectful pigs

disrespectful pigs

we got hold of the investers for the house today and there asking the rental agents to evict him immediately so should be gone in a few…

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Victoria_g06
Mar 21, 2011 5:09 pm
Victoria_g06
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 March 2011

Fly Screen cutout for window winder.

Fly Screen cutout for window winder.

Hi Not sure what you are doing, a flyscreen on an awning window uses a skirt. This consists of a flat metal strip going between the sash and the winder for the width of…

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ECOECO
Mar 21, 2011 4:39 pm
ECOECO
sirgoat
sirgoat
21 March 2011

Cleaning internal walls

Cleaning internal walls

if its a newely painted surface and the paint hasn't had time to fade to a different share why not just get the paint colour, a touch up roller and paint over it. In my…

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sirgoat
Mar 21, 2011 2:32 pm

Hi Ojay I like a well written letter of introduction. It should say more about you, who you are, why you are applying. CVs are just an impersonal list of historic…

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Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
themax
themax
20 March 2011

How does one establish that a house needs to be demolished

How does one establish that a house needs to be demolished

Perhaps you could consider booking a certified pest inspector to come and inspect the house? Surely his/her written report would be clear enough evidence and clarify the…

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themax
Mar 20, 2011 8:38 pm
themax
SteveFitzpatrick
SteveFitzpatrick
20 March 2011

Getting builder to fix a something they missed

Getting builder to fix a something they missed

Go straight to the building disputes tribunal. If its in your contract they are obliged to put it in.

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SteveFitzpatrick
Mar 20, 2011 8:06 pm
SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
19 March 2011

Is there an industry standard in finishing Marble & Granite?

Is there an industry standard in finishing Marble & Granite?

I sent a letter (over a week ago) and have spoken with the Operations Manager of the kitchen place and am waiting for the stone mason to arrange a time to come back and…

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SquirtyChookGirl
Mar 19, 2011 7:27 am
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
18 March 2011

Rendering weatherboard - Extra questions

Rendering weatherboard - Extra questions

Hi guys.. So have been thinking more about this option - just going over it in my mind. So from a couple of the responses below - it seems you can either put blue board…

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How Hard Can it Be
Mar 18, 2011 7:55 pm
the_milesy
the_milesy
18 March 2011

Builder needed

Builder needed

There a quite good display villages in Cranbourne. So you wont need to travel far. Being such a small block, you are going to be limited as to which designs you can put…

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the_milesy
Mar 18, 2011 7:44 am
buildingwest
buildingwest
17 March 2011

Final Building Inspection

Final Building Inspection

Hi, I used Kevin from new home inspections for my building inspection. A friend also used his services and was really happy with the problems he picked up and his…

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buildingwest
Mar 17, 2011 8:23 pm
notremaison
notremaison
17 March 2011

Neighbour's rights?

Neighbour's rights?

You can always report it to the council as a bit of goodwill to your poor new neighbour. We had some really random stuff dumped in ours like an old water heater,…

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notremaison
Mar 17, 2011 5:21 pm
homeone
homeone
15 March 2011

********* Ltd

********* Ltd

Dear All, Recently, a member shared their own views about Sandhurst Trustees Ltd which was quite clearly in breach of Homeone's Forum Terms of Use that members will have…

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homeone
Mar 15, 2011 8:04 pm
homeone
chippy
chippy
15 March 2011

How much to have floorboards sanded?

How much to have floorboards sanded?

Try using this (from the Bona website): Bona Refresher is a ready-to-use waterborne polyurethane based product designed for the on-going maintenance of…

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chippy
Mar 15, 2011 7:54 pm
chippy
Kaytee
Kaytee
16 March 2011

Timber floating Floors

Timber floating Floors

We have them in our current home and have put them in our new one. We are about 3-4 weeks from moving in. We don't have small kids but do have 2 large ones (20's) who have…

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Kaytee
Mar 16, 2011 8:41 am
Kaytee
trippy
trippy
15 March 2011

Waterford Estate

Waterford Estate

Some of the prices at the Waterford estate, in Melton .. there was a feature on it , from last saturday's herald sun. . $155k for a 400sqm ... $165k for 448…

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trippy
Mar 15, 2011 3:38 pm
boofallen
boofallen
18 March 2011

New Flooring Product

New Flooring Product

Yeah its not the cheapest thing out thats for sure especially for Vinyl, but as you said it is low maintenance and looks great perfect for kids too. Thanks

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boofallen
Mar 18, 2011 1:54 pm
the_milesy
the_milesy
15 March 2011

Fencing Question

Fencing Question

Just to finish off this thread. My SS has given me the green light. Just need to give him a week to clean up the yard. Thats fair. Are they not…

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the_milesy
Mar 15, 2011 8:43 am
arenam
arenam
14 March 2011

Draftsman/Designer $ per/hr

Draftsman/Designer $ per/hr

Don't stress. I'm paying 80k in architect fees. But I'm happy because I've saved money in other areas of the build because of the architects. Money well spent I think.

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arenam
Mar 14, 2011 8:38 pm
nrh157
nrh157
14 March 2011

Need a home building expert report for a Tribunal Matter

Need a home building expert report for a Tribunal Matter

How about: http://www.asbc.com.au/pdf/members_cv/cv_dougcoombes.pdf Used him before & have booked him again, give him a ring & see what he…

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nrh157
Mar 14, 2011 3:29 pm
nrh157
shape
shape
5 July 2011

Deposits... i hate banks

Deposits... i hate banks

Hi there, this is almost similar in our case. Our broker ensure us that we are only paying a 5% deposit for the land and home loan.…

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shape
Jul 05, 2011 2:51 pm
shape
Michelle
Michelle
14 March 2011

Help with repainting

Help with repainting

Looks like flicker has protected photos…. If you try this link it will help you to get your photos on the page. I like to copy and past the photos into word so I can…

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Michelle
Mar 14, 2011 5:53 pm
Michelle

Hi, My deceased father in law has a garage full of useful tools, my mother in law is now selling the house and we are clearing out the garage. There is a lot of useful…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
4 April 2011

Paying for Substandard Work?

Paying for Substandard Work?

No I would pay the price that I was quoted. My key point is IF the the grano admits fault and says they'll fix it, then they should be given the opportunity to do so. If…

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chrisandkate
Apr 04, 2011 9:22 am
Heisenberg
Heisenberg
13 March 2011

Anyone recommend a good wallpaper company?

Anyone recommend a good wallpaper company?

Hi H, Are you looking for modern or more traditional wallpaper? Personally, I can't go past Laura Ashley, but it depends on what style you are…

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Heisenberg
Mar 13, 2011 5:46 pm
Heisenberg
Little-bunny
Little-bunny
2 April 2011

GGL international / Instyle shutters n blinds

GGL international / Instyle shutters n blinds

Hi, I bought shutters n roller from their company. Reasonable quote and good service ! You can go to their website to ask for a quote! ^^

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Little-bunny
Apr 02, 2011 12:36 pm
saxlady
saxlady
12 March 2011

Any reason to put base flooring over a slab?

Any reason to put base flooring over a slab?

Thanks - I didn't think there would issues, but... there are so many things I don't know!

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saxlady
Mar 12, 2011 2:24 pm
saxlady
saxlady
12 March 2011

Are pine internal stairs durable?

Are pine internal stairs durable?

We've got internal stairs in our plans for our build, and are trying to save costs where possible. Pine would be the cheapest, and is what our builder has quoted, but…

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saxlady
Mar 12, 2011 1:43 pm
bashworth
bashworth
12 March 2011

solicitor for building contracts

solicitor for building contracts

For example 1. there is a weather clause that states that weather can cause delays. It can be argued by the builder that if there was any rain on a…

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bashworth
Mar 12, 2011 6:17 am
bashworth
kiwi
kiwi
11 March 2011

Extend, raise, or both?

Extend, raise, or both?

dont know, but I would say it would be cheaper to just extend wouldnt it? you could dig out the bottom to make it a taller space for you and have a theater or something…

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kiwi
Mar 11, 2011 2:23 pm
kiwi
mapcalla
mapcalla
11 March 2011

home coolroom?

home coolroom?

I think they are great too..... in the long run, food will last longer so will save there. Not sure about electricity side of things.... has anyone got one installed?

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mapcalla
Mar 11, 2011 12:35 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
11 March 2011

Using an Ipad during the Build

Using an Ipad during the Build

You can use it as a surreptitious VOICE RECORDER when conversing with the builder, and use it against them later on when they start denying…

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zeitgeber
Mar 11, 2011 12:02 pm
zeitgeber
bashworth
bashworth
10 March 2011

Electrical Upgrades

Electrical Upgrades

As far as I know there is no wiring upgrade, after all its no different from people putting one of those power boards at each socket. I paid $105 each for quad sockets in 2006.

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bashworth
Mar 10, 2011 8:42 pm
bashworth
darrell81
darrell81
10 March 2011

i,m so over my builder

i,m so over my builder

i had a long chat on the phone to the superviser today and he assures me all will be fixed.he promises lockup any day now there just waiting for some villa board sheets to…

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darrell81
Mar 10, 2011 7:21 pm
the_milesy
the_milesy
10 March 2011

Build Steps Post Lockup

Build Steps Post Lockup

Our builders definition of lockup was brickwork 75% done and all doors / windows in. It was in the HIA contract. The specific steps will vary for every build. Just…

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the_milesy
Mar 10, 2011 1:19 pm
Eccles
Eccles
10 March 2011

Sub floor ventilation

Sub floor ventilation

I installed one of these with a small solar panel. http://www.envirofan.net.au/dual_fans.htm Replaced an existing vent and blocked off one or two other nearby vents - need…

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Eccles
Mar 10, 2011 10:43 am
MemoriesinStone
MemoriesinStone
10 March 2011

How much does it cost to have a hole cut out in granite/marb

How much does it cost to have a hole cut out in granite/marb

Mmmm interesting they charged fir a hotplate and tap cutouts Yes undermounted sinks are more work should be about $300

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MemoriesinStone
Mar 10, 2011 8:03 am
Eoh
Eoh
9 March 2011

If you live in Sydney and want cheap stuff...

If you live in Sydney and want cheap stuff...

Ooops....I did not check the year on this post. I will give selby a call. Thanks.

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Eoh
Mar 09, 2011 9:26 pm


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