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btherl
btherl
1 March 2011

dealing with neighbours cat poo in our yard 3 + moggies

dealing with neighbours cat poo in our yard 3 + moggies
1, 2, 3

Regarding cats burying their poo, that's what they prefer to do, but if they can't dig deep enough they'll just leave it on top and make a token…

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btherl
Mar 01, 2011 9:01 am
btherl
jeferyursiak
jeferyursiak
1 March 2011

lanscaping melbourne

lanscaping melbourne

lol of course! thanks for the heads up! :)

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jeferyursiak
Mar 01, 2011 8:45 am
theziplocks
theziplocks
28 February 2011

First build question: very noob, please help

First build question: very noob, please help

gunny, isn't the site cost already included in the 'package' of your builders? Some of the packages includes 'standard site cost'. Do you have to top up?

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theziplocks
Feb 28, 2011 9:17 pm
soy
soy
28 February 2011

Bridge piers in backyard free to good home!

Bridge piers in backyard free to good home!

Hi, I have 4 massive bridge piers in my backyard in Marrickville ranging in size from 4.8 meters to 1.76. We are planning to put in rear lane access and need to get rid…

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soy
Feb 28, 2011 7:25 pm
sturmmann
sturmmann
28 February 2011

Acoustic Covenant

Acoustic Covenant

Hi We are building in College Views Bundoora and as part of our building requirements there is an acoustic covenant as our block is backing onto the ring road. Does…

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sturmmann
Feb 28, 2011 11:56 am
MelNRob
MelNRob
28 February 2011

Advice needed: Picking external colours

Advice needed: Picking external colours

Hi Lisa, There is the Dulux website that allows you to upload your own photo and play around with colours. www.dulux.com.au. Hope this helps! I know it put my mind at…

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MelNRob
Feb 28, 2011 11:55 am
bashworth
bashworth
28 February 2011

Major issues with stormwater drainage - need help.

Major issues with stormwater drainage - need help.

This should take you to a copy of the Building Act www.legislation.vic.gov.au/.../ db68ace1bb0b997cca257528007a4e7d!OpenDocument Also you should be able to find more…

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bashworth
Feb 28, 2011 11:33 am
bashworth
kdgirl
kdgirl
28 February 2011

Rubbish

Rubbish

Yep, we are not yet building (just gone into council) but have buildings on two of the blocks adjacent to ours - their builders have been using our land as excess space…

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kdgirl
Feb 28, 2011 11:26 am
paulw11
paulw11
28 February 2011

Electricity meterig devices for house appliances?

Electricity meterig devices for house appliances?

Hi I had a quick Google, but I couldn't find any specifications on the power rating of plug-in deodorisers, however to use $157 worth of power at 20c per KWh, they would…

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paulw11
Feb 28, 2011 9:55 am
Lex
Lex
9 March 2011

Concealed Door Closers

Concealed Door Closers

We just installed a mesh 'security' front door and opted not to have a door closer (although we didn't get credit for it). I still can't see the need for the closer. I…

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Lex
Mar 09, 2011 7:14 am
Lex
Kaffy
Kaffy
27 February 2011

How much tap water do you use?

How much tap water do you use?
1, 2, 3

Where I live we have no water restrictions and we (2 adults + 1 dog) use an average of 330L/day in the winter. It goes up a little in the summer months when we are…

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Kaffy
Feb 27, 2011 4:01 pm
B STAR
B STAR
27 February 2011

Question re Owner Builder Warranty Insurance

Question re Owner Builder Warranty Insurance

To put it simply the OB is the builder. If something is wrong he needs to come back and fix it. If you cant get in contact with them or they go missing you have a case to…

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B STAR
Feb 27, 2011 3:45 pm
chippy
chippy
27 February 2011

Can you lay second hand floorboards over a slab?

Can you lay second hand floorboards over a slab?

In WA good layers charge around $45m2. Not sure if that includes glue and moisture barrier or is labour only. I've got a good friend who is a flooring installer and I've…

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chippy
Feb 27, 2011 2:43 pm
chippy
lozza99
lozza99
27 February 2011

to render or not? and render wtih acrylic or sand

to render or not? and render wtih acrylic or sand

aluminium roller shutters. They either have to remove the rollershutter and render, but then the width will have changed and the rollershutter wont fit, or can…

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lozza99
Feb 27, 2011 1:03 pm
Not So Good
Not So Good
27 February 2011

Can acid burn be completely removed?

Can acid burn be completely removed?

When the brick cleaner cleaned the bricks Austral Zinc he stripped the colour from of the brick and you can see lines down the bricks (built with Simonds) along with acid…

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Not So Good
Feb 27, 2011 9:59 am
B STAR
B STAR
27 February 2011

Decorative paper cornice -ClassiCove Cairo or Sydney? Photos

Decorative paper cornice -ClassiCove Cairo or Sydney? Photos

dont go the 100mm it looks c**p. You will never find photo as it is not used often. I had originally ordered the 4 step. when it was deilvered I dint like it. it was too…

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B STAR
Feb 27, 2011 8:58 am
luke11
luke11
26 February 2011

Fence to dwelling distance

Fence to dwelling distance

Thankyou for all your help. I should be all right it will be at least 1.5 on one side and about 3m on the other.

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luke11
Feb 26, 2011 10:01 pm
luke11
kexkez
kexkez
26 February 2011

celling fans with lights

celling fans with lights

we got ours from Beacon lighting too. we have ceiling fans with built in lights in 3 bedrooms and 1 with a light in the games room and one without a light in the family…

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kexkez
Feb 26, 2011 1:02 pm
kexkez
bashworth
bashworth
26 February 2011

house position on block

house position on block

For the plan in your post I would go for North to be top of the plan and move the bed around the master bed room so that it was on the east wall with a window on the North…

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bashworth
Feb 26, 2011 12:59 pm
bashworth
buildingagain
buildingagain
26 February 2011

After Stud Finder recommendation

After Stud Finder recommendation

I got one from Bunmnings about 9 months ago. Its a Bosch, and I've found it very efficient, and no problems. Cost $99. B2

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buildingagain
Feb 26, 2011 11:48 am
Nott
Nott
25 February 2011

What do you use for these areas?

What do you use for these areas?

i haven't asked them about that, but i will assume they prefer them on the tv unit. Old-fashioned ::stop:: :sh:

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Nott
Feb 25, 2011 7:44 pm
Nott
springtime
springtime
25 February 2011

Help: Something inside the walls, possibly a possum

Help: Something inside the walls, possibly a possum

Hi, We live near Homebush Bay in Suburban Sydney, & had a similar problem a couple of years ago, we contacted the RSPCA and they suggested someone, the fellow came, went…

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springtime
Feb 25, 2011 7:18 pm
Miss
Miss
25 February 2011

Advice/opinions on timing of Home insurance and handover

Advice/opinions on timing of Home insurance and handover

There were some 'insurance related' things sorted out with the bank early on but I don't recall what type of insurance it was! That probably sounds really naive doesn't…

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Miss
Feb 25, 2011 4:26 pm
Framboise
Framboise
25 February 2011

Do I need engineers plans ?

Do I need engineers plans ?

I usually get great advice from here so very grateful in advance. We have the DA through for our renovation of a sunroom (new windows, walls and roof) and new deck. Prob…

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Framboise
Feb 25, 2011 9:22 am
HangOver
HangOver
25 February 2011

First Steps, building WA

First Steps, building WA

wow its been a long time since an update and things ahve moved on a bit we now have a slab and a few wall ! The brickies said they would be finished in a couple of…

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HangOver
Feb 25, 2011 1:47 am
bashworth
bashworth
24 February 2011

Help Needed

Help Needed

yes thats it

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bashworth
Feb 24, 2011 6:20 pm
bashworth
GreenBuild
GreenBuild
24 February 2011

Hammered by the floods Brisbane

Hammered by the floods Brisbane

I too had a stoush with an electrical mob about charges. Have they clearly shown the hourly rates for each person and time spent? The electrician is about $70-85 but the…

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GreenBuild
Feb 24, 2011 5:22 pm
kyton
kyton
24 February 2011

3 phase power to new home

3 phase power to new home

Just had a look at our electrician's bill and it quotes:- 1 x 3 phase outlet to garage + 3 pole circuit breaker $330.00 Can't remember what our builder was going to…

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kyton
Feb 24, 2011 2:41 pm
kyton
77lk1
77lk1
23 February 2011

Time frame from builder

Time frame from builder

have to finish and handover before contract period ends. check how many days left.

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77lk1
Feb 23, 2011 4:24 pm
dearot
dearot
22 February 2011

Slab or floor tiles move

Slab or floor tiles move

I just noticed that there is a grout marking on the skirting and some area i can see a gap under the skirting. Is it possible the slab/floor tiles going down? How do i…

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dearot
Feb 22, 2011 7:07 pm
me,he&little she
me,he&little she
22 February 2011

Laurimar kinder

Laurimar kinder

Hi - Can't figure our how to upload the PDF file.... this is a copy of the information, the only thing missing was all the locations which was all the kinders in the area.…

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me,he&little she
Feb 22, 2011 6:39 pm
me,he&little she
millgrove
millgrove
22 February 2011

floorboard major intersection photo - opinions appreciated!

floorboard major intersection photo - opinions appreciated!

Anything that stops air ,bugs water. Matbe some Timber quad or similar. As long as it is not a trip hazard you can use almost anything

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millgrove
Feb 22, 2011 5:52 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
22 February 2011

Builders quotes - how much detail to expect?

Builders quotes - how much detail to expect?

Its very unlikely you'll get a complete breakdown for materials or room by room as the way they purchase materials can affect the cost. If they were to quote room by room…

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chrisandkate
Feb 22, 2011 2:12 pm
karry327
karry327
22 February 2011

Do we need to have a valuation done - Capital Gains Question

Do we need to have a valuation done - Capital Gains Question

You will only have to pay CGT on the land if it has been used to get you a return (i.e rent or had cattle grazing on it etc), or if you have been claiming the interest…

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karry327
Feb 22, 2011 10:21 am
karry327
the_milesy
the_milesy
22 February 2011

Bank Stuffup - pls advise my rights/powers

Bank Stuffup - pls advise my rights/powers

I don't know where you are located, and I am not sure if the laws are the same in every state, but in NSW you have a 7 year statutory warranty…

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the_milesy
Feb 22, 2011 9:13 am
kb46
kb46
21 February 2011

ACCOUNTANT ADVICE "RIPPED OFF OR LEGIT?"

ACCOUNTANT ADVICE "RIPPED OFF OR LEGIT?"

yuk - sounds messy! I can see why the renderer has pulled the pin but really feel for you. We have had our own issues with builders and subbies and fuzzy areas of the…

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kb46
Feb 21, 2011 9:10 pm
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Murphy11
Feb 21, 2011 8:22 pm
paulw11
paulw11
21 February 2011

retaining wall encroachment

retaining wall encroachment

Hi, This is a tricky situation and I can sympathise. We sold our house recently and had 3 buyers pull out because of a leaning retaining wall. Thankfully, we found a…

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paulw11
Feb 21, 2011 2:28 pm
qonyx
qonyx
20 February 2011

Buying a Mirvac built townhouse in glenfield NSW

Buying a Mirvac built townhouse in glenfield NSW

the folks that look after the community at panorama glenfield have moved their website to http://www.connectionscd.com.au/

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qonyx
Feb 20, 2011 10:50 pm
qonyx
movingGal
movingGal
20 February 2011

Are heat pump hot water systems worth the money?

Are heat pump hot water systems worth the money?

Thanks, I have decided to go ahead with the heat pump.

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movingGal
Feb 20, 2011 8:34 pm
DJVaughan
DJVaughan
20 February 2011

Tiling a feature wall

Tiling a feature wall

Hi We currently have a feature wall next to the swimming pool with a fountain in it. The wall has been rendered, however the wife would like to have the wall tiled with…

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DJVaughan
Feb 20, 2011 4:55 pm
karmaz
karmaz
19 February 2011

Would you sue?

Would you sue?

Thanks ChrisandKate. Just a bit annoyed but I''l live with it.

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karmaz
Feb 19, 2011 10:17 pm
karmaz
spaceinvader2.0
spaceinvader2.0
19 February 2011

"Soft" and "Hard" Landscaping Issue

"Soft" and "Hard" Landscaping Issue

Hi all, another issue regarding my property has come up. if anyone is able to provide advice, it would be greatly appreciated. some background…

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spaceinvader2.0
Feb 19, 2011 5:12 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
19 February 2011

getting your deposit back because you change your mind

getting your deposit back because you change your mind

Put the shoe on your foot - would you give the deposit back? Personally I wouldn't, if it was my business I would have already forward planned the work which I would now…

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Huggy_B
Feb 19, 2011 8:23 am
Huggy_B
grinder
grinder
19 February 2011

how to detect water pipes inside walls?

how to detect water pipes inside walls?

I want to put up hooks etc in a new built house but am worried I may drill into water pipes. Does any one know how to detect the presence of water…

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grinder
Feb 19, 2011 8:00 am
grinder
grinder
grinder
18 February 2011

Sand for mortar

Sand for mortar

Yep that's river sand

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grinder
Feb 18, 2011 8:08 pm
grinder
Lilmsreno
Lilmsreno
18 February 2011

My new entry renovations - ideas welcomed!!

My new entry renovations - ideas welcomed!!

Oops I had misunderstood what my tiler was talking about. He meant, using a darker (grey) tile as a boarder around a lighter tile, for the entire area. Think i'd prefer a…

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Lilmsreno
Feb 18, 2011 7:55 am
Homey123
Homey123
17 February 2011

Help with blocking off fence

Help with blocking off fence

Thanks for the photos and all suggestions. Looks like we'll be busy this weekend!

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Homey123
Feb 17, 2011 2:43 pm
kek
kek
17 February 2011

Plans of subdivision

Plans of subdivision

The Victorian DSE has lots of info online, such as…

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kek
Feb 17, 2011 6:10 am
kek


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