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Lex
Lex
5 September 2011

Invasion by tiny ants !!!

Invasion by tiny ants !!!

:shock: Wow that's a good one, thanks :D Not to mention nice smelling :z:

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Lex
Sep 05, 2011 8:31 pm
Lex
yingyang46
yingyang46
5 September 2011

Help with Obtain a Builder License

Help with Obtain a Builder License

My understanding is the Cert V is the minimum for a Domestic licence and the Diploma the minimum for a Commercial licence. A Bachelor of Building…

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yingyang46
Sep 05, 2011 6:19 pm
mgb
mgb
5 September 2011

Fencing advice

Fencing advice

Thank you everyone, The neighbour still can't find their contract so I think we will go and give some money to our neighbours and let them decide if they want to pay him.…

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mgb
Sep 05, 2011 12:26 pm
mgb
Laila
Laila
26 September 2011

Cheap way to dispose of old windows and sliding doors

Cheap way to dispose of old windows and sliding doors

I was going to say Gumtree, we got about six calls in the first 10 minutes after putting up our old timber sliding doors for free. For some of our other broken windows we…

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Laila
Sep 26, 2011 1:05 pm
architect
architect
4 September 2011

Labour cost calculation to frame new house

Labour cost calculation to frame new house

i think you should work on $500 per day for the chippy and $300 for any labourer as a day rate calculation. 30k difference...........had a similar experience with gyprock…

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architect
Sep 04, 2011 10:38 pm
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
4 September 2011

Laundry off kitchen.....

Laundry off kitchen.....

I will have. Plan is on first page of my thread. I can't wait, the laundry shouldn't be a public area and it won't be. I lived in a rental with…

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trishcoastie
Sep 04, 2011 9:15 pm
trishcoastie
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
4 September 2011

Sustainable House Day

Sustainable House Day

Not sure I would be able to make it, but that sounds VERY interesting. Would love to have had the time to go - just out of interest - to see what sorts of things people…

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How Hard Can it Be
Sep 04, 2011 8:31 pm
Jase
Jase
4 September 2011

Fencing notice

Fencing notice

Thanks for all the replies, They are all good feedback and info, much appreciated.

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Jase
Sep 04, 2011 7:59 pm
eyspy
eyspy
4 September 2011

Material for garage ceiling

Material for garage ceiling

Cant get any more fire resistant than this stuff, looks very shed like to when left un…

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eyspy
Sep 04, 2011 9:02 am
piscean
piscean
3 September 2011

Matching Bricks On A 20 Year Old Home

Matching Bricks On A 20 Year Old Home

You may not get an exact match but as long as the brick is fairly similar you won't normally notice. Instead of just bricking up the hole, I would personally go with…

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piscean
Sep 03, 2011 6:38 pm
darrell81
darrell81
3 September 2011

anyone in brissy looking for cheap merbau decking

anyone in brissy looking for cheap merbau decking

i was in bunnings at albion yesterday and they had 90x19 merbau marked down to $3.91 lm. rang my local store today and they still have it at $4.60 they rang albion and…

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darrell81
Sep 03, 2011 9:22 am
Diamond
Diamond
3 September 2011

Digging up concrete

Digging up concrete

Cutting across a 3mtr driveway with a demo saw on a trolley shouldn't take any more than an hour. I did 6+ metres at my sister in laws place in…

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Diamond
Sep 03, 2011 5:46 am
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AussieMark
Sep 02, 2011 11:07 pm
mygirlfriday
mygirlfriday
2 September 2011

Practical Completion vs Actual Completion- Defects not fixed

Practical Completion vs Actual Completion- Defects not fixed

just an update I've had the building inspection done - its come back with only a few things really. The inspector basically said you should chose your battles and get the…

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mygirlfriday
Sep 02, 2011 2:56 pm
Lex
Lex
2 September 2011

Timber treatments

Timber treatments

If you want the light colour of tas oak to stay that way, just use clear lacquer, water based. There are a few brands easily available, eg.…

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Lex
Sep 02, 2011 10:02 am
Lex
AdviceWelcome
AdviceWelcome
1 September 2011

Confusion about location of weep holes

Confusion about location of weep holes

It sure looks that way. Thanks everyone for your advice. I've learned more about weep holes in the last week than I ever thought I'd want to! Cheers

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AdviceWelcome
Sep 01, 2011 10:03 pm
Rowena
Rowena
1 September 2011

Orbit Homes - Feedback?

Orbit Homes - Feedback?
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Friend built with Orbit in Craigieburn about 8 years ago. She had a really good experience and would recommend them.

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Rowena
Sep 01, 2011 8:22 pm
Rowena
CA3105
CA3105
1 September 2011

HELP! What happens when the builder doesn't follow the plan?

HELP! What happens when the builder doesn't follow the plan?

The builder is not allowed to just "change" your front elevation without you signing a variation. Why have they changed it? Did they find that the way it is drawn on the…

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CA3105
Sep 01, 2011 7:49 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
31 August 2011

Question re eBay

Question re eBay

I found some more actually - check out the second link... ;)

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cmhamilton
Aug 31, 2011 10:44 pm
B STAR
B STAR
31 August 2011

Telstra Next G Wireless Link Service

Telstra Next G Wireless Link Service

re being told about phone line, what does your contract of sale say??? Your probably not going to get anywhere in telstra because they haven't necessarily done anything…

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B STAR
Aug 31, 2011 8:42 pm
arenam
arenam
31 August 2011

Concrete Walls ?

Concrete Walls ?

I had concrete walls poured on site. My builder had never done it before and he quoted a reasonable price and relatively short timeframe. He now tells me that had he…

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arenam
Aug 31, 2011 7:10 pm
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Steve89
Aug 31, 2011 11:56 am
Pugs
Pugs
31 August 2011

Conduit for Hubby's 'Man Cave'

Conduit for Hubby's 'Man Cave'

you also forgot coduit for network/ tv....

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Pugs
Aug 31, 2011 11:19 am
Pugs
excalabur245
excalabur245
30 August 2011

builders trespassing on your land without consent

builders trespassing on your land without consent
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We had a similar situation. Luckily, the site supervisors (on either side mind you!) were relatively decent. We also bought some star…

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excalabur245
Aug 30, 2011 4:17 pm
CustomInTheGateway
CustomInTheGateway
30 August 2011

your driveway?

your driveway?

7m wide. We also had the crossover extended to the same width. This allows us to put a trailer alongside the garage and park up to 3 cars on…

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CustomInTheGateway
Aug 30, 2011 11:16 am
mortgage2009
mortgage2009
29 August 2011

Sinkhole formed in backyard - who is liable?

Sinkhole formed in backyard - who is liable?

Hi all Sorry for not posting an update to this, we've been overseas and I've changed jobs, which has taken over my life. Ok, well we ended up contacting the council,…

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mortgage2009
Aug 29, 2011 5:09 pm
BlueEyedDevil
BlueEyedDevil
28 August 2011

Balcony extension

Balcony extension

Hi, I am new to this forum and hopefully haven't put this in the wrong place. We have a balcony constructed of timber. The bearers are 190x45's and I wish to extend the…

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BlueEyedDevil
Aug 28, 2011 9:47 pm
David Kosonen
David Kosonen
27 August 2011

Side Gate & Television Antennas in Melb - who's best ?

Side Gate & Television Antennas in Melb - who's best ?

Hi Paul.Jason If you need an Antenna installed out west i would recommend www.melbournetvantennas.com.au. They have a 10 year warranty and give pensioner discounts.

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David Kosonen
Aug 27, 2011 3:51 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
27 August 2011

cost of rebuilding a house

cost of rebuilding a house

Hi, I am insured with aami and they have unlimited cover. They simply pay whatever it costs to rebuild your house exactly the same and takes some of the guess work out of…

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buildingwest
Aug 27, 2011 1:04 pm
buzz
buzz
26 August 2011

$1 Billion Dollar Home .. worlds first

$1 Billion Dollar Home .. worlds first

:lol: ^ and +1 to all the above. Completely over the top and ridiculous. Hopefully they never need to leave. ::smile::

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buzz
Aug 26, 2011 10:30 pm
buzz
mattwalker
mattwalker
26 August 2011

Samsung 40" LED TV - $698 - UA40D5000

Samsung 40" LED TV - $698 - UA40D5000

http://www.thecableconnection.com.au/Sa ... D5000.html Hi guys, I have the 40" Samsung UA40D5000 LED TV on sale this week. $698 Cheers, Matt

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mattwalker
Aug 26, 2011 11:24 am
mattwalker
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
25 August 2011

homes now?

homes now?

One of the reasons their site costs come back so high is that they don't have M class slab as a standard inclusion. Most of the builders in…

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theanonyuser
Aug 25, 2011 9:43 pm
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
25 August 2011

Carpenter / Roofing contractor recommendations

Carpenter / Roofing contractor recommendations

I do roofs and other carpentry work, so basically I could build the structure for you but I don't do colour bond or any other roof finishes. Oh, and I highly recommend…

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Darren Stewart
Aug 25, 2011 7:45 pm
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Darren Stewart
Aug 25, 2011 7:35 pm
nemisis
nemisis
25 August 2011

Running PVC through a strip footing

Running PVC through a strip footing

I found this on my engineering report - Where plumbing pipes penetrate the footing beams, they shall be lagged with a min. 20mm thick closed cell polyethylene material or…

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nemisis
Aug 25, 2011 3:03 pm
Lex
Lex
25 August 2011

Weird, weird behaviour of water pipes !

Weird, weird behaviour of water pipes !

:lol: I think I added the extra step in between in my mind - "turn the water on at the meter" (and then check if it refills) :lol:

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Lex
Aug 25, 2011 6:59 am
Lex
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
19 July 2012

Alternative to tiles in shower

Alternative to tiles in shower

I paid a bit over 3000 for the floor & wall tiling for the entire bathrooms :) Glass is nice, you can get it done for closer to $280/sqm for plain toughened glass. For the…

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theanonyuser
Jul 19, 2012 8:35 pm
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thegilbeys
Aug 24, 2011 9:41 pm
thegilbeys
nrh157
nrh157
24 August 2011

New Estate... how do you sort out fencing

New Estate... how do you sort out fencing

Hi Cass, We are over @ NRH, were nearing completion & needed to get fencing going so got neighbors contact details from council & sent them all a letter & they basically…

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nrh157
Aug 24, 2011 5:45 pm
nrh157
portas1971
portas1971
24 August 2011

How long is your building contract?

How long is your building contract?
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285 days. Building with contracted NBG builder. Today is day 302, although there have been issues with build and I have been allowed site access. About 4 weeks to build…

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portas1971
Aug 24, 2011 5:10 pm
kellyW24
kellyW24
24 August 2011

Where to find internal stair Hand Rails QLD

Where to find internal stair Hand Rails QLD

Hi Homeone enthusiasts :D Our internal stairs have gyprock walls on both sides with no handrail. Where can I source a brushed chrome or similar handrail that I can…

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kellyW24
Aug 24, 2011 1:37 pm
Charnley
Charnley
23 August 2011

New extension - Rising damp???

New extension - Rising damp???

The white fungus sounds like efflorescence which is not a fungus but the salts etc coming out of the bricks. Fairly common especially with new bricks/pavers. It should…

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Charnley
Aug 23, 2011 9:12 pm
Charnley
planfan
planfan
23 August 2011

WIR and Kitchen pantry

WIR and Kitchen pantry

Hi Grover http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g36 ... IRplan.png 2400mm x 1410mm the above is our WIR plan - we had it fitted with 4 drawers and 3 shelves to the left…

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planfan
Aug 23, 2011 8:00 pm
notremaison
notremaison
23 August 2011

securing wooden slats as screening

securing wooden slats as screening

Is this a timber paling fence, as I'm just looking to do the same thing if the case? I was wondering if they additional weight would cause any issues.

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notremaison
Aug 23, 2011 4:35 pm
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
22 August 2011

Where architraves / skirting boards meet walls

Where architraves / skirting boards meet walls

No worries, just a damp sponge or rag to clean it up btw, not wringing wet, don't be scared to go over it a few times, cleaning sponge each time, You will surprise…

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Darren Stewart
Aug 22, 2011 11:46 pm

lol Pebbles, thankyou!!

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