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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 7:57 pm
Michelle

I'm not a coffee drinker but hubby is and has mentioned he'd like to get a coffee machine. Which brands are popular or what ones should I avoid. It has to make cappucino's…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
JoWin
JoWin
1 May 2011

Drowning in Roof Colour Indecision

Drowning in Roof Colour Indecision

After speaking with the builder today we have done an aboutface and are now going with Dune. A much less obvious colour. Fingers crossed it all looks good!

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JoWin
May 01, 2011 5:47 pm
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
18 March 2012

House Orientation

House Orientation

Was looking for some comments about placing my house on the block, would this work out ok and should I lose the North East windows on the Media…

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Pete_n_Pet
Mar 18, 2012 11:41 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
1 May 2011

cornice and skirting...

cornice and skirting...

Just trying to decide on cornice and skirting. I quite like the stepped ones, but wonder whether they shrink the rooms? I dont want square…

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Huggy_B
May 01, 2011 3:00 pm
Huggy_B
Trish
Trish
2 May 2011

Recommend me a front loader Washing Machine

Recommend me a front loader Washing Machine

Another vote for Bosch. I got a 7kg one four months ago and I have to say I actually get a tiny kick out of doing the washing now. Well, not that…

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Trish
May 02, 2011 1:31 am
Trish

Wondering if anybody can give me some feedback on these two matresses... http://www.fortywinks.com.au/natures-re ... tress.html http://www.fortywinks.com.au/flex-gel-e…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
Barksy
Barksy
1 May 2011

Partition wall in garage for quiet space to play guitar

Partition wall in garage for quiet space to play guitar

but what about is council approval required. I may have to apply for a building certificate to get it passed and wondering how tough they will be, despite it being built…

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Barksy
May 01, 2011 1:15 am
fingers crossed
fingers crossed
30 April 2011

anyone is building at university hills, bundoora

anyone is building at university hills, bundoora

PCI completed last week have no idea how long but cant be much longer

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fingers crossed
May 01, 2011 12:46 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
30 April 2011

Land surveyor got it WRONG (REALLLY WRONG)

Land surveyor got it WRONG (REALLLY WRONG)

.........It appears it is likely to be an error from the surveyor, but early signs indicate they will fight it as they claim…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Apr 30, 2011 11:44 am
Pepsi_Drinker
ogreatscott
ogreatscott
29 April 2011

independent inspector when building?

independent inspector when building?
QLD

Thank you very much Milesy, very helpful!!

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ogreatscott
Apr 29, 2011 11:25 am
kek
kek
28 April 2011

Laminate Floor Installation

Laminate Floor Installation

The creaking does decrease over time. I have a vague memory of a couple of spots with a bit of bounce to them, but they must have settled in, because I haven't given it a…

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kek
Apr 28, 2011 6:25 pm
kek
kyton
kyton
28 April 2011

what is your doorstep like?

what is your doorstep like?

BBB - you are beginning to sound a lot like a previous poster? Have you had an account before under another name? Just curious.

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kyton
Apr 28, 2011 1:12 pm
kyton
kek
kek
27 April 2011

Transfer of land VIC...

Transfer of land VIC...

This may be a bit out of date, as it's a while since I worked with land titles. But for what it's worth, it used to be the case that if there's no consideration (payment)…

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kek
Apr 27, 2011 7:50 pm
kek
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
23 June 2011

Window Architraves?

Window Architraves?

Has anyone had plantation shutters installed to plaster reveal windows?

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blueblueblue
Jun 23, 2011 2:48 pm
coolvrb
coolvrb
27 April 2011

Need a good fencer in Sydney who will actually turn up!

Need a good fencer in Sydney who will actually turn up!

springtime, well said. If they are professional and offer competitive pricing, what they have got to be afraid of? All of the fencers I have contacted they ADVERTISE…

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coolvrb
Apr 27, 2011 10:55 am
kdgirl
kdgirl
26 April 2011

Construction Certificate - how long does it take

Construction Certificate - how long does it take

Thanks guys I thought 2 wks was about right. I have chased up as we are still waiting on our PCV from DA consent which they said we'd have a week or so ago. We were hoping…

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kdgirl
Apr 26, 2011 9:01 pm
Jase
Jase
26 April 2011

Builder Insptector - Golden Grove, rough costs etc

Builder Insptector - Golden Grove, rough costs etc

I am sort of in the same boat as you. I am thinking of using a inspector and I am building with Henley Homes. The inspectors I am thinking of using is New home…

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Jase
Apr 26, 2011 7:52 pm
cherub
cherub
26 April 2011

Building a deck - attaching a ledger

Building a deck - attaching a ledger

Depends on a few factors, How high of the ground, Floor load width and Floor load, Type of house construction, Area of construction

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cherub
Apr 26, 2011 3:40 pm
squeakaz
squeakaz
25 April 2011

Which way do I build my house?

Which way do I build my house?

We placed all our living areas on the northern side of our house to take advantage of the natural light. The front of our house has the master bedroom in it and it faces…

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squeakaz
Apr 25, 2011 10:16 pm
E1109
E1109
25 April 2011

Getting rid of sand

Getting rid of sand

Stick an ad in the paper or at the supermarket that has the FOR SALE boards and see how that goes.

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E1109
Apr 25, 2011 9:04 pm
E1109
bashworth
bashworth
25 April 2011

Salty deposits in house

Salty deposits in house

It sounds like efforvecence which occurs in new concrete when it hardens and sometimes after it gets wet (you should be able to search previous threads) Its not really a…

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bashworth
Apr 25, 2011 5:35 pm
bashworth
Lelo
Lelo
25 April 2011

Renovating first Apartment - help please

Renovating first Apartment - help please

Hey, I have just purchased an apartment in Perth too and am also planning on doing something similar. Check out my blog on it =) http://myfirstapartmentreno.posterous.com/ Lelo

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Lelo
Apr 25, 2011 2:42 pm
donnam
donnam
24 April 2011

Disaster with windscreen cleaning concentrate leak on floor!

Disaster with windscreen cleaning concentrate leak on floor!

The upside with the waterbased finish is that it is supposed to be spot repairable unlike the oil based. Good luck

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donnam
Apr 24, 2011 9:30 pm
funkychick
funkychick
13 September 2011

Extension plans - Any comments welcomed

Extension plans - Any comments welcomed
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I hear what your saying, but we've already done the figures and it make more financial sense to extend. Our house is already worth twice what we paid for it. To buy…

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funkychick
Sep 13, 2011 5:45 pm
adamleah
adamleah
22 April 2011

Free soil available in Redlands area of Brisbane

Free soil available in Redlands area of Brisbane

Hi all, we are about to dig a hole for pool and have what I am told about 60 cubic metres of red soil to offload to anyone whom is local to the redlands area in Brisbane "…

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adamleah
Apr 22, 2011 11:49 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
22 April 2011

House for Removal

House for Removal

First off, welcome to H1, second please put your state in your "location" in your profile otherwise it doesn't show up when you post in a thread. Are you looking to buy…

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chrisandkate
Apr 22, 2011 11:38 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
22 April 2011

Movement in our slab

Movement in our slab

You NEED to engage a qualified and registered building inspector. Even if you have VERY slender fingers and the gap was…

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chrisandkate
Apr 22, 2011 11:37 pm
donuts
donuts
20 April 2011

Excellent Carpenter

Excellent Carpenter

might be handy to put your location in your profile or post to aim this at the right people. unless he's happy to travel of course :D

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donuts
Apr 20, 2011 9:55 pm
donuts
fairy blue
fairy blue
21 April 2011

Need help with colours for garage door

Need help with colours for garage door

I've got a Monument garage door and hate it. I wish I had gone Paperbark like I have out in my alfresco area as the Monument shows all the dust…

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fairy blue
Apr 21, 2011 2:18 pm
fairy blue
mickve
mickve
21 April 2011

Tips for painting interior door pleas...

Tips for painting interior door pleas...

I am not a pro but what i do is cut in then roll quickly then brush over what you have rolled so you see the brush marks. I add a small amount of turps to the paint it…

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mickve
Apr 22, 2011 12:23 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
19 April 2011

Laundry forum??

Laundry forum??

Sounds like a plan in there somewhere! I have added "Laundry" to the Bathroom forum... viewforum.php?f=21 :)

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mattwalker
Apr 19, 2011 11:54 pm
mattwalker
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
19 April 2011

Show me your garage

Show me your garage

I just found one in Shepparton. I personally would not buy from user name "aussiestoragecentre" as the shelving they claim will hold 300kg per shelf is about half the size…

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chrisandkate
Apr 19, 2011 5:53 pm

I know it's couple of years, but I'd be interested to know how the person near the top of the page got on with paving over the manhole!…

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kek
Apr 19, 2011 3:44 pm
kek
GTI
GTI
18 April 2011

Swivel Sweeper anyone ??

Swivel Sweeper anyone ??

Thankyou so much for that, I guess it makes my decision easy as we are in the same boat, light tiles and dark hair. Thankyou once again :)

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GTI
Apr 18, 2011 7:28 pm
Team PD
Team PD
18 April 2011

Porter Davis Easter Opening Hours

Porter Davis Easter Opening Hours

Hi Guys, Easter is just around the corner & we hope you're all prepared for a lovely holiday. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight the opening hours for…

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Team PD
Apr 18, 2011 3:35 pm
Team PD
mak_
mak_
16 April 2011

AV Jennings

AV Jennings

Awww thanks for the article!! It must be the same as what I have heard, just never saw it in any journals to confirm

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mak_
Apr 16, 2011 5:59 pm
mak_
Carolleigh
Carolleigh
16 April 2011

PGH Bricks NSW - Anyone used Black & Tan or Copper Glow?

PGH Bricks NSW - Anyone used Black & Tan or Copper Glow?

I know yours is an old post so I don't know if there is still any interest but I thought I would reply anyway. We are using black and tan. I know a house in Sydney that…

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Carolleigh
Apr 16, 2011 1:17 pm
qonyx
qonyx
16 April 2011

Have you ever lodged a DA Objection and succeeded?

Have you ever lodged a DA Objection and succeeded?

I did ask my neighbours to put it objections so there should be at least 2-3 objections made.. it is in a greenfields development so hope that may have some influence into…

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qonyx
Apr 16, 2011 7:35 am
qonyx
jess p
jess p
15 April 2011

what to do after youve found the block

what to do after youve found the block

does the land come with a complete land survey with correct measurements? I would get one personally instead of sticking with 1 builder to get it done for you, you might…

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jess p
Apr 15, 2011 10:47 pm
jess p
jess p
15 April 2011

Selling due to domestic issues - House not fully built

Selling due to domestic issues - House not fully built

you will need a solicitor and try to be very nice to her for the next little while...you dont want it to get worse than it has already...good luck!

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jess p
Apr 15, 2011 10:43 pm
jess p
jess p
15 April 2011

Help with render colour

Help with render colour

we have jasper on our garage out the back...looks great but will be knocking it down soon anyway

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jess p
Apr 15, 2011 10:35 pm
jess p
jess p
15 April 2011

Want to Downsize?

Want to Downsize?

hahah thats funny, we are actually building a smaller house to live in, we only have 2 kids, but we are always out busy we don't use our 740sqm block, we are building a…

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jess p
Apr 15, 2011 9:55 pm
Cazart
Cazart
15 April 2011

Retaining wall after the fact & fencing height regulation/re

Retaining wall after the fact & fencing height regulation/re
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Reading how the lower land did the damage well then yes I reckon they should pay. It's not quite like my situation like first thought where the higher land is caused by…

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Cazart
Apr 15, 2011 8:54 pm
bel
bel
15 April 2011

Roof and exterior house colours

Roof and exterior house colours

Hi Chick, Have a read here on how to post a photo :D You need to use a photo hosting site, such as photobucket, imageshack, flikr etc viewtopic.php?f=6&t=42169

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bel
Apr 15, 2011 12:23 pm
bel


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