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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
KAN
KAN
9 March 2011

Council DA submissions

Council DA submissions

It took our council 3 weeks to even allocate it to an Officer. Things started to happen quickly after this. Good luck, its a frustrating process isnt it? Cant wait for…

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KAN
Mar 09, 2011 7:07 pm
fingers crossed
fingers crossed
9 March 2011

3 month maintenance - how picky can I be?

3 month maintenance - how picky can I be?

We have called PD to let them know the house leaks and they said earlier this week that its been fixed, well its raining tonight and its still leaking === and then you…

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fingers crossed
Mar 09, 2011 6:32 pm
gelatiii
gelatiii
9 March 2011

Bed facing ensuite door

Bed facing ensuite door

Thank you for the further responses everyone, good to know it won't be an issue. Donnam I want to steal your sensor light idea too!

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gelatiii
Mar 09, 2011 6:11 pm
miller
miller
9 March 2011

roof structure

roof structure

Hi, Located in frankston Victoria, my 1970ish built property has some serious structural issues with the roof. One side has dropped/sagged quite badly. I have an idea…

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miller
Mar 09, 2011 4:18 pm
SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
9 March 2011

Arrrgh, I need kitchen colour help.

Arrrgh, I need kitchen colour help.

luvlee, when we were doing our extension, I Googled images of designs I wanted to look at for ideas for the bathrooms and kitchen and even fireplace surround. So, Google…

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SquirtyChookGirl
Mar 09, 2011 1:36 pm
MR DOGP
MR DOGP
9 March 2011

Concreter and Paver in Adelaide

Concreter and Paver in Adelaide

Hi, can somebody pass me the contact detail for the trades person in Adelaide for residential footing concrete and pavement? Thanks

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MR DOGP
Mar 09, 2011 12:27 pm
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
19 June 2011

Where to buy Canvas Wall Art in Melb!!!!

Where to buy Canvas Wall Art in Melb!!!!

You could always get some custom ones made with your own photos/images I've used this site before and was very happy with the quality.

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ElephantGuy
Jun 19, 2011 5:09 pm
cwoern
cwoern
8 March 2011

Fence, neighbour won't pay. What shall I do?

Fence, neighbour won't pay. What shall I do?

Thanks already for the links, I will study them although I have the feeling that I am legally correct to ask for his share. And yes, I actually moved in already in August…

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cwoern
Mar 08, 2011 6:05 pm
grinder
grinder
8 March 2011

Build new apartment building

Build new apartment building

Hi, I have a flat in in inner suburbs of Melbourne. The building is 40 years old so I was wondering if it can be…

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grinder
Mar 08, 2011 10:33 am
grinder
Developer
Developer
11 March 2011

Help! Starting process of adding 3rd level and interior reno

Help! Starting process of adding 3rd level and interior reno

Hey BuyRenovateSell, You Wrote "Our first quote was for 280 K - we ended up going with someone who has it almost at lock up for only $150 and everything is fantastic,…

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Developer
Mar 11, 2011 10:30 am
Trish
Trish
7 March 2011

What other topics would you like?

What other topics would you like?
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Does anyone else get the same message? EDIT: OK, I logged myself out and I couldn't get in either...probably…

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Trish
Mar 07, 2011 10:12 pm
Trish
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
7 March 2011

Has anyone got a iRobot Roomba Vacumme cleaner

Has anyone got a iRobot Roomba Vacumme cleaner

Congratulations...I hope you like it as much as I do!! That's still below their BIN price and the saving covers postage costs. No bag, it has an easily removed…

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HappyCamper_au
Mar 07, 2011 9:36 pm
mishb
mishb
7 March 2011

Old weatherboard homes

Old weatherboard homes

It's a style you either love or you don't. You don't generally buy a weatherboard house because it's practical. There is a certain amount of maintenance that comes with…

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mishb
Mar 07, 2011 7:32 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
7 March 2011

Getting approval for old renovations after purchasing a home

Getting approval for old renovations after purchasing a home

What plans do the council have? On the latest plans the council has, what is the room under the house shown as?

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tjilpi
Mar 07, 2011 8:15 am
Woodchip
Woodchip
7 March 2011

Brick ties not nailed to frame... new guy here.

Brick ties not nailed to frame... new guy here.

Dont worry boston, perfectly normal practice....they will be nailed off in one go as soon as the mrtar has set, the carpenter may gently bend them up before nailing so any…

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Woodchip
Mar 07, 2011 6:43 am
Bam
Bam
6 March 2011

Heater not working makes for a grumpy wife!

Heater not working makes for a grumpy wife!

All day today?? Really?? Sheeesh!! I'm sitting here in shorts and a tshirt with all…

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Bam
Mar 06, 2011 7:36 pm
Bam
Dollar
Dollar
6 March 2011

Brick fence pillar

Brick fence pillar

Hi, wondering if anyone can help. Does anyone know what the cost of a brick pillar to render would be? Approx 2400x700x300. Any help much appreciated. Trying to come up…

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Dollar
Mar 06, 2011 6:17 pm
forgetthelies
forgetthelies
6 March 2011

Lattice privacy screen

Lattice privacy screen

Hello The back fence at my house is quite short, and I would like to install a sheet of lattice on top to raise the height slightly. I have checked and the height I would…

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forgetthelies
Mar 06, 2011 5:11 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
6 March 2011

Stuck tap body

Stuck tap body

I have tried tapping around the joint using hammers on BOTH sides, failing that remove the tap and get it into a vice and go to work on it OR throw the whole thing away…

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Uncle Arfur
Mar 06, 2011 3:46 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
6 March 2011

Leak under shower - rotting architraves and other problems

Leak under shower - rotting architraves and other problems

I don't know if we were given correct advice but when we made enquiries about getting the costs covered by the builder's warranty we were told that…

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How Hard Can it Be
Mar 06, 2011 9:34 am
jessandjohn
jessandjohn
5 March 2011

on site costs in Darley Vic

on site costs in Darley Vic

currently going through a builder, building in bacchu views also..they have advised costs of 13000 but they havent confirmed yet

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jessandjohn
Mar 05, 2011 6:19 pm
Thalian72
Thalian72
5 March 2011

Vergola alternatives

Vergola alternatives

Vergola is not the only option for an opening/closing type of roof. We have looked into this type of roof for our outdoor area because it is north facing and we didn't…

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Thalian72
Mar 05, 2011 4:58 pm
emi18
emi18
5 March 2011

Solicitor required for building contract - recommendations?

Solicitor required for building contract - recommendations?

Hi, We are currently looking for a solicitor who specialises in building contracts. Our final contract is being prepared this week, and we desperately need someone to…

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emi18
Mar 05, 2011 10:35 am
ashrey
ashrey
5 March 2011

AURORA ESTATE, Rosella Release Anyone

AURORA ESTATE, Rosella Release Anyone

Just checking if anyone has bought a lot in Rosella release within Aurora , epping north vic ? :th: :th: :th:

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ashrey
Mar 05, 2011 9:24 am
bashworth
bashworth
5 March 2011

Help fixed price contracts plus pc and ps

Help fixed price contracts plus pc and ps

It depends if the need for the change could have been reasonably forseen at the time of giving the fixed price.

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bashworth
Mar 05, 2011 7:53 am
bashworth
Casa2
Casa2
4 March 2011

Fixed price contracts - Are they really?

Fixed price contracts - Are they really?
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Wonder if it works the other way. If the builder notices a error that reduces the cost, do they say "Hey, good news, we found an error and the price has just gone down".

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Casa2
Mar 04, 2011 5:26 pm

Anyone planting shurbs simply for the fragrance?

Anyone planting shurbs simply for the fragrance?

Ease of maintenance is not related to the choice of plant. It is related to the quality of soil now and into the future. Its why I crap on about soil prep and using fresh…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2011 1:28 am
The Garden Whisperer
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
4 March 2011

What's on the floor of your buit-ins, pantry and linen?

What's on the floor of your buit-ins, pantry and linen?

Thanks!!! Seems like everyone is matching it to what is on adjoining floors.

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blueblueblue
Mar 04, 2011 12:34 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
31 March 2011

What's on the base of your front door frame?

What's on the base of your front door frame?

Thanks stormy. Thats right, our garage is the same floor level as the rest of the house. The front door frame is meranti but the garage to house door is indoors, nor outdoors

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blueblueblue
Mar 31, 2011 10:48 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
4 March 2011

Cutting into our land - is this normal?

Cutting into our land - is this normal?

They must have your permission to build on the boundary as far as I 'm aware. If the wall is directly on the boundary, remember that whilst they will have to pay for any…

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chrisandkate
Mar 04, 2011 9:02 am
peterkelly03
peterkelly03
23 March 2011

Sinks in toilets and kids!

Sinks in toilets and kids!

lol ... my son had a liking for my lipstick around the age 3 ... he'd eat it, draw with it (carpet, toilet, vanity and tiles) or just smush it…

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peterkelly03
Mar 23, 2011 11:14 am


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