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Susie22
Susie22
27 May 2011

Vinyl planks

Vinyl planks

I am looking at putting Allure Vinyl Floor planks intothe living room and kitchen areas of my apartment. They will be laid on a cement slab which currently has carpet. …

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Susie22
May 27, 2011 10:09 am
Maz78
Maz78
26 May 2011

Contract signing

Contract signing

Make sure All the inclusions that were in the original offer are included. All the details included in your selection meeting are included All…

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Maz78
May 26, 2011 2:31 pm
kek
kek
26 May 2011

Open plan - Kitchen/laundry/living?

Open plan - Kitchen/laundry/living?
1, 2

You make a good point about potential renters possibly having top-loading machines. :th: A tall cupboard would definitely accommodate either type of washer. A friend of mine…

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kek
May 26, 2011 2:09 pm
kek
CA3105
CA3105
25 May 2011

Solar Hot Water

Solar Hot Water

All the solar HWU providers I've dealt with in Perth have said that north-facing HWU's are actually overefficient, which is why west is an acceptable option. East facing…

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CA3105
May 26, 2011 12:05 am
qonyx
qonyx
25 May 2011

Is it good or bad when your builder offers a freebie?

Is it good or bad when your builder offers a freebie?

Summary of situation is follows - Handover has been pushed 3 times with big impact to our personal situation - I escalate my dissatisfaction through a formal complaint to…

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qonyx
May 25, 2011 11:50 pm
qonyx
hihilyn
hihilyn
25 May 2011

Gracious living, Deemro homes or Revolution homes?

Gracious living, Deemro homes or Revolution homes?
ACT

I am also looking to buy in Bonner as well, has anyone used Ruiz Construction?

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hihilyn
May 25, 2011 10:49 pm
eimaj
eimaj
25 May 2011

Automated gates any reccs in Melbourne

Automated gates any reccs in Melbourne

We had excellent service from Long Life Gates in Bayswater.

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eimaj
May 25, 2011 8:33 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
25 May 2011

E-Wire

E-Wire

Edit:Forget that there is a number to call for info. taken from http://e-wire.net.au/profile "e-wire connection point has a dedicated Customer Support Call Centre (1300…

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chrisandkate
May 25, 2011 5:34 pm

Buying an inner city vacant lot and building a new home.

Buying an inner city vacant lot and building a new home.

You can also sell a house on a block - Drake Homes buy old houses in Brisbane. I have been looking into this myself recently as I live in inner city Brisbane and love it…

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architectbrisbane
May 25, 2011 4:58 pm
Charliewool
Charliewool
25 May 2011

fusion 20 plantation shutters

fusion 20 plantation shutters

Also very interested in these! Pros & Cons? And cost Vs traditional plantation shutters. Preferably suppliers near Caroline Springs

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Charliewool
May 25, 2011 2:29 pm
coppo67
coppo67
25 May 2011

Clipsal Star Serve Pack , help needed

Clipsal Star Serve Pack , help needed

Best place to start is the manufacturer Clipsal. there are various brochures and install guides on their website http://www.clipsal.com/trade/__data/pag ... 000084.pdf

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coppo67
May 25, 2011 10:48 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
25 May 2011

Demolish and rebuild - Plumbing and Drainage approval (BCC)

Demolish and rebuild - Plumbing and Drainage approval (BCC)

Can't help on the Brisbane bit but our time from moving out to demolition was 2 months as we had issues with getting the building permit approved due to an easement that…

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chrisandkate
May 25, 2011 9:36 am
zozo
zozo
24 May 2011

HIA Home Show Sydney....19 - 22 May 2011

HIA Home Show Sydney....19 - 22 May 2011

Thanks for my tix too. Went to the aquarium first so the toddler slept in the pram while we visited the show. DH was disappointed there were no theatre room displays. And…

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zozo
May 25, 2011 12:07 am
Mrs P
Mrs P
24 May 2011

What fence should we put

What fence should we put

We have 13m of fence either side of the house to put up to keep the dogs in the back yard. We will eventually put a rendered/timber slat fence along the front. This is…

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Mrs P
May 24, 2011 11:19 pm
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
24 May 2011

emotions!!!!

emotions!!!!

im feeling so much better since we have signed and know what we are doing,im feeling as if its settleing down.im not so emo!!!!! thank goodness..

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trishcoastie
May 24, 2011 8:07 pm
trishcoastie
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
24 May 2011

My builder has cancelled the contract... what can I do?

My builder has cancelled the contract... what can I do?

Is the company registered through any association or the HIA? The first thing I'd do is call consumer affairs and get some better informed advice

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chrisandkate
May 24, 2011 1:37 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
23 May 2011

Timber Fence - how to achieve this look??

Timber Fence - how to achieve this look??

I thought it may have been blueboard as it didn't look relatively thick. How does blueboard go in weather though? Will it last a long time?

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Agent_009
May 23, 2011 11:02 pm
Crawley
Crawley
23 May 2011

Plantation Trinity colour scheme Brentwood Rise QLD

Plantation Trinity colour scheme Brentwood Rise QLD

Hi Matt We are building that one in a Q2. It is an absolutely gorgeous house isn't it? I have been to see it numerous times and just love it more and more each time. We…

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Crawley
May 23, 2011 7:47 pm
bashworth
bashworth
23 May 2011

Mysterious wet bricks

Mysterious wet bricks

A meter reading can be a positive indication of…

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bashworth
May 23, 2011 6:28 pm
bashworth
sleven
sleven
23 May 2011

What concrete for driveway

What concrete for driveway

We're looking at polished concrete - but finding it near impossible to get a company to call us back for advice! We have a mate who can lay the concrete - but he wants to…

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sleven
May 23, 2011 5:30 pm
sleven
Ashkate
Ashkate
23 May 2011

Where to sell furniture...

Where to sell furniture...

Definately try places like gumtree.com or maybe garage sale on facebook? I've sold stuff on there in minutes!! Ebay have a classifieds section where you have a buy it…

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Ashkate
May 23, 2011 11:08 am
Ashkate
joannek
joannek
22 July 2014

New build independent inspections

New build independent inspections
VIC
1, 2

In my contract it says we can't retain the money due to defects identified. It also says they must be given the opportunity to fix said defects.

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joannek
Jul 22, 2014 11:55 pm
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Casa2
May 22, 2011 9:30 pm
gem_mma
gem_mma
21 May 2011

Soil removal costs

Soil removal costs

Hey Michelle. Where in the point are you building? We are too and have handover in 4.5 weeks :)

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gem_mma
May 21, 2011 9:46 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
21 May 2011

Timber flooring in Adelaide

Timber flooring in Adelaide

Has anyone in Adelaide had timber flooring installed recently? Were you happy with the installers and would you happily recommend them?

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blueblueblue
May 21, 2011 3:10 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
20 May 2011

condensation on master bedroom windows

condensation on master bedroom windows

We got rollashutters on the south for that very reason. Maybe you dont even need something that solid cos anybody else notice the condensation isnt so bad on the side with…

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JazzyJess
May 20, 2011 8:50 pm
B STAR
B STAR
20 May 2011

POLL-House frames: pre fab or on site?

POLL-House frames: pre fab or on site?

If your house is a custom house then Stick build is much better. If you are a volume builder and build many houses of the same design then prefab will be better. In terms…

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B STAR
May 20, 2011 10:15 am
joles
joles
19 May 2011

Exterior Paint Colors to suit "Dune" Guttering

Exterior Paint Colors to suit "Dune" Guttering

I found this old post from DeeElle concerning her exterior colours. Looks like the Front door is Dune as well, must look darker in the pic due to being quite shadowed.…

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joles
May 19, 2011 11:22 am
joles
~Nic~
~Nic~
18 May 2011

How long until handover once garage door/paint is complete?

How long until handover once garage door/paint is complete?

Well, for our build last year, our garage doors was installed on 8 September, painting started on 18 September and finished on 21 September, we had handover on 18 October,…

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~Nic~
May 18, 2011 10:30 pm
~Nic~
cheerupcharlie
cheerupcharlie
18 May 2011

Anyone used Easycraft and have some pictures?

Anyone used Easycraft and have some pictures?

Just wondering if anyone has some personal experience of this product in their own homes. I have seen it in bunnings and have checked out the gallery online and really…

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cheerupcharlie
May 18, 2011 6:42 pm
deb17
deb17
18 May 2011

Newbie question - Land settlement and titles

Newbie question - Land settlement and titles

Thanks. deb17, interesting that you got your title so quickly. It is 4 to 6 weeks from the date of settlement according to…

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deb17
May 18, 2011 4:57 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
18 May 2011

Home Warranty Insurance - exiring before build is finished

Home Warranty Insurance - exiring before build is finished

The builder must have current insurance for any building works and if it lapses they will just buy more.

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chrisandkate
May 18, 2011 1:59 pm
Andy1979
Andy1979
18 May 2011

builders insurance what's covered

builders insurance what's covered

Yep sure have, they will be visiting in a few weeks when they are coming out to build nearby. Thanks for the advice!

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Andy1979
May 18, 2011 10:20 am
Casa2
Casa2
17 May 2011

Dulux sealer binder

Dulux sealer binder

The Dulux site would give coverage. Paint is generally 16 m2 per litre, but first coats are highly dependant on the surface porosity (how much it absorbs).

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Casa2
May 17, 2011 1:44 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
17 May 2011

What are the other features on my ducted vacuum

What are the other features on my ducted vacuum

I can't really help other than say contact these guys http://www.electronsystems.com.au/index.htm I think they are a distributor. I couldn't find a manual online for it.

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chrisandkate
May 17, 2011 10:44 am
grinder
grinder
17 May 2011

4 powerpoints outside

4 powerpoints outside

Hi, Just putting together a project plan (including budget) for some upcoming renovations. Just wondering what I would expect to pay for a…

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grinder
May 17, 2011 10:03 am
grinder
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 May 2011

"Notice to erect a fence"

"Notice to erect a fence"

The verbal agreement was too vague... what sort of fence, how high, what colour? So it's not binding. Send the letter first, it's more polite. Ed

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ECOECO
May 17, 2011 8:58 am
ECOECO

Hi all, I have some excess stock to clear and I thought I could sweeten an already good deal for everyone here on…

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mattwalker
May 16, 2011 10:57 pm
mattwalker
donnam
donnam
16 May 2011

Doors and skirtings

Doors and skirtings

Doors were rollered and skirtings by brush

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donnam
May 16, 2011 8:34 pm
qonyx
qonyx
19 May 2011

Have you ever had handover date dramas?

Have you ever had handover date dramas?

chipndip.... well it looks like the excuse is that they had spec homes that have priority to complete before ours as they only get the cash when the owners settle on the…

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qonyx
May 19, 2011 10:06 pm
qonyx
Prometheus
Prometheus
16 May 2011

House Plan Porn

House Plan Porn

With their property bubble crash and our strong Aussie dollar, you can probably buy one of those places for $20 000 Au :lol:

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Prometheus
May 16, 2011 4:57 pm
Aiah
Aiah
24 May 2011

Just Poured H Class Slab Cracks?

Just Poured H Class Slab Cracks?

Shrinkage cracks.... its normal, as in slabs are rarely cured properly these days, so most slabs, especially high volume project builds get them to some extent. Some on…

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Aiah
May 24, 2011 8:11 pm
Aiah
CoolHandLukes
CoolHandLukes
29 August 2011

Cleaning windows

Cleaning windows

Hi BlueBlueBlue. Go to your local cleaning shop and get yourself a professional window cleaning scraper. They have a soft metal blade that wont scratch the glass. Put some…

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CoolHandLukes
Aug 29, 2011 10:45 pm
peterkelly03
peterkelly03
16 May 2011

why do some builders lie

why do some builders lie

some builders do that to get more deals, they give promises and that..

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peterkelly03
May 16, 2011 12:36 pm
Victoria1
Victoria1
16 May 2011

Mernda Residents' Group Starting - Come Share Your Ideas

Mernda Residents' Group Starting - Come Share Your Ideas

Are you passionate about your community? Come, share your ideas and help shape Mernda You’re invited to a…

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Victoria1
May 16, 2011 10:34 am
Jewelbaby
Jewelbaby
16 May 2011

Repeat Independent Inspections

Repeat Independent Inspections

Hi all, Just wondering, can anyone tell me about the process of having an independent inspection done on your build, specifically what happens if/when you need repeat…

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Jewelbaby
May 16, 2011 3:30 am
Alex88
Alex88
15 May 2011

Backing out of a house and land package.. HELP!!!

Backing out of a house and land package.. HELP!!!

The builder may charge you an amount for preparing the contracts, drawings, etc., which you will most likely have to pay, unfortunately.

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Alex88
May 15, 2011 6:36 pm
Alex88
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 1:48 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 3:21 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 11:02 am


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