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Phil&Helen
Phil&Helen
13 April 2011

Fixing a bad rendering job

Fixing a bad rendering job

Thanks davinci. Much appreciated. I will have a chat with the husband to organise a quote. It will definitely not be something we attempt to do ourselves.

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Phil&Helen
Apr 13, 2011 3:47 pm
Large
Large
12 April 2011

re zoneing

re zoneing

In NSW it can be a drawn out, costly process that may be unsuccessful. You are best to look at a loophole in the zoning, perhaps something like a managers residence is…

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Large
Apr 13, 2011 12:03 am
Team PD
Team PD
12 April 2011

Porter Davis VIP night at the Salt Water Coast displays

Porter Davis VIP night at the Salt Water Coast displays

Dear HomeOne Members, On the 13th of April from 7pm to 9pm Porter Davis is hosting a VIP night at the Salt Water Displays in Point Cook. Secure an exclusive Porter Davis…

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Team PD
Apr 12, 2011 2:41 pm
Team PD
shape
shape
19 April 2011

CGT Questions

CGT Questions

True, Maybe shoot them an email? im not sure if ATO responses to email or not tho.... Regards Michael

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shape
Apr 19, 2011 12:43 pm
shape
Team PD
Team PD
12 April 2011

Prestige homes, prestige wine – you’re invited!

Prestige homes, prestige wine – you’re invited!

If you're interested to know what house and land options are currently available in the South East corridor, as well as hearing about upcoming opportunities - and you'd…

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Team PD
Apr 12, 2011 11:27 am
Team PD
donnam
donnam
29 May 2011

Braemar Spectrolink Heating

Braemar Spectrolink Heating

I can't really help but mine has become very noisy. We've only been using it for a couple of months. The outside unit rattles and if I go outside and hit it it seems to…

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donnam
May 29, 2011 10:16 pm
just Erin
just Erin
11 April 2011

Have you bought on Impulse?

Have you bought on Impulse?

I would say that most things in life I buy on impulse! :) I bought 10 pairs of shoes today (shhh). We bought our block of land on impulse. We'd been looking for about 8…

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just Erin
Apr 12, 2011 12:21 am
just Erin
Stormy
Stormy
11 April 2011

Henley Homes

Henley Homes

Hi eli, You could search for their username, or just keep going through all the threads in the 'building a new home' section and look for all the threads on Henley homes.…

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Stormy
Apr 11, 2011 3:16 pm
Stormy
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
11 April 2011

Anybody have a .pdf of the HIA building contract for Vic?

Anybody have a .pdf of the HIA building contract for Vic?

I need to find some info in the contract and I don't have it at work. Please PM me and I'll send you an email address. Thanks in advance Chris

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chrisandkate
Apr 11, 2011 2:43 pm
Casa2
Casa2
11 April 2011

Excavation ripoff?

Excavation ripoff?

Most approved plans will have tolerance of about +/- 300mm on a cut/fill RL, this allows for changes of moisture content in soils after…

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Casa2
Apr 11, 2011 1:38 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
11 April 2011

Timber Fence - adding pailings to make "Non-Climable"

Timber Fence - adding pailings to make "Non-Climable"

Hi evo, I'm in QLD. The NCZ (non-climable zone) is on the neighbours side for fences under 1800mm in length (side facing away from pool). For fences 1800mm or greater…

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Agent_009
Apr 11, 2011 9:51 am
Databoom
Databoom
10 April 2011

leaking roof

leaking roof

hey is there anyone that could please help me out on this problem,i live in the north of brisbane on acreage my house has a leaking roof its a…

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Databoom
Apr 10, 2011 8:58 pm
Databoom
Databoom
10 April 2011

Does anyone know what these extra buttons do?

Does anyone know what these extra buttons do?

The reciever will have dip switches built inside the main housing, if you want the remote to do something else like operate an alarm or similar you will need to get a…

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Databoom
Apr 10, 2011 8:41 pm
rramesh
rramesh
10 April 2011

Neighbours' builder cleared our land!!

Neighbours' builder cleared our land!!

Yes I followed through with the SS as suggested and got everything removed. Thanks for your help.

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rramesh
Apr 10, 2011 5:39 pm
dsiroky
dsiroky
20 April 2011

kitchen design software programs

kitchen design software programs

The ikea program is very good. It builds 2D models and 3D models. I've done 2 kitchens using it now, and will probably do my 3rd the same way. The hardware they use for…

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dsiroky
Apr 20, 2011 1:58 pm
Leamary
Leamary
10 April 2011

How do we do a non tiled wet area

How do we do a non tiled wet area

Thanks for that, however it won't be a tiled floor. Suppose we'll see what the certifier says - if we actually have to put in a central drain in the bathroom. shower…

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Leamary
Apr 10, 2011 11:52 am
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
10 April 2011

All brick facade lighting

All brick facade lighting

Thanks kyton. What colour are your bricks?

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blueblueblue
Apr 10, 2011 10:31 am

Thanks for taking pics for VJ Joles, appreciate it a lot.

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
Titch101
Titch101
6 April 2011

Excellent Quality Painter in Geelong/Surf Coast area

Excellent Quality Painter in Geelong/Surf Coast area

If anyone is after a painter for small or large jobs in the Geelong area, I know a bloke who is reasonably priced and performs exceptional work. PM me for any details

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Titch101
Apr 06, 2011 10:40 am
sleven
sleven
5 April 2011

Why Not True Transparency and Ultimate Service?

Why Not True Transparency and Ultimate Service?

Agreed. As a side note, i think people need to sometimes trust the builder with the way they do things. As a builder, we build homes every day and…

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sleven
Apr 05, 2011 7:41 pm
sleven
B STAR
B STAR
5 April 2011

waterproof paint

waterproof paint

just re red the op again and it talks about mold after it rains. Is ventilation going to help in this case. Is this mould due to rain falling on the plaster?? Also if you…

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B STAR
Apr 05, 2011 9:18 am
Jewelbaby
Jewelbaby
4 April 2011

Eeeek - mould found in our wardrobe - 6 month old house!!

Eeeek - mould found in our wardrobe - 6 month old house!!
1, 2

We found mold in our house on Saturday too. It's still being built and the ceiling and cornice in the ensuite roof is covered in it. Our SS actually told our neighbours…

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Jewelbaby
Apr 04, 2011 9:26 pm
rlay1
rlay1
5 April 2011

Critique my plan for anything missed.

Critique my plan for anything missed.
QLD

I definitely agree with bashworth here! My uncle modified his staircase to do a U-turn (due to some crappy feng shui principals) and it wasn’t until he moved in that he…

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rlay1
Apr 05, 2011 9:54 am
ashrey
ashrey
4 April 2011

IS THIS RIGHT ???

IS THIS RIGHT ???

Thank you so much for replies guys. My builder's rep got back to me this morning with the sketch. finally, Since we provided them with all our requirement during the…

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ashrey
Apr 04, 2011 2:47 pm
tonynot
tonynot
4 April 2011

Final Compliance Engineer Gold Coast cost as is cert

Final Compliance Engineer Gold Coast cost as is cert

Anyone know what a final As Constructed Certificate would cost and any Engineers that could do it, . Will it make a difference selling a house?. Thanks Tony

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tonynot
Apr 04, 2011 2:37 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
4 April 2011

Show me your satin timber floor

Show me your satin timber floor

I'm sure you've seen my floors around the forum. Ours are a gloss, but not that high gloss look, they look more between a satin and a gloss. It was a water based finished,…

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Rizzo
Apr 04, 2011 11:32 am
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
4 April 2011

power boxes

power boxes

I second what legend80 says - even with three phase both the meter box and the circuit breaker box in the garage have plenty of room left in them.

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Fiffaro
Apr 04, 2011 8:01 am
Theresa
Theresa
3 April 2011

sueing council , any suggestions or experience at this?

sueing council , any suggestions or experience at this?
1, 2

That's good to hear that you've got a slab. I hope that's the last of your delays and that your build goes smoothly from now on. Did council compensate you for the 3…

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Theresa
Apr 03, 2011 9:52 pm
Theresa
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
3 April 2011

Electricity Meters - Which one do you have?

Electricity Meters - Which one do you have?
1, 2

I just double checked ours and we have the second one the "standard one". Would that mean that we have to upgrade to the Smart Meter by ourselves shortly? I thought…

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Victoria_g06
Apr 03, 2011 5:32 pm
Victoria_g06
deb17
deb17
2 April 2011

Fence costs and neighbours

Fence costs and neighbours
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yes, it's a touchy subject and if the other party states up front that they dont have the money, theres not much that you can do. I just hope that when we contact our new…

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deb17
Apr 02, 2011 11:48 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
31 March 2011

Using an excel spreadsheet to record costs and expenses

Using an excel spreadsheet to record costs and expenses
1, 2, 3

.....Yes of course! Thanks for bringing that up! Not all areas can receive the same strength signal...have to get it tested…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Mar 31, 2011 11:23 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
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TheBigEnviro
Mar 31, 2011 7:56 pm
SarahidMentor
SarahidMentor
25 April 2011

Problem with Roman Blinds

Problem with Roman Blinds

Hi TIA, I would go with your gut feeling, if problems start to show further down the track you can bet they wont want to touch it with a ten foot pole. Because the fabric…

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SarahidMentor
Apr 25, 2011 11:12 am
SarahidMentor
dan_walls
dan_walls
31 March 2011

Plasterboard / Gyprock expansion joints in stairwell

Plasterboard / Gyprock expansion joints in stairwell

What are the options for covering expansion joints in plasterboard in a stairwell. The builder currently is using continuing the skirting board around, however it doesn't…

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dan_walls
Mar 31, 2011 11:05 am
kyton
kyton
31 March 2011

Online campaign targets high cost of housing

Online campaign targets high cost of housing

ChrisandKate - exactly!! Where is that <like> button when you need it LOL.

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kyton
Mar 31, 2011 9:39 am
kyton
21_linda
21_linda
30 March 2011

Strata / Community Title

Strata / Community Title

I live in an 8-unit strata title development. My body corporate has no say over gardens. They only have control over the common driveways, front fence, letterboxes,…

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21_linda
Mar 30, 2011 7:31 pm
daopok
daopok
30 March 2011

Can a neighbour stop the installation of a front side fence?

Can a neighbour stop the installation of a front side fence?

I could only have certain heights for the fence so there is still visibility when reversing out of the driveway etc. So i have about 2m of 1.8m fencing and then the rest…

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daopok
Mar 30, 2011 6:28 pm
AMAR
AMAR
30 March 2011

QueOneHomes - anyone heard of?

QueOneHomes - anyone heard of?

Hi I just have a question if anyone has heard of the building company QueOneHomes?? They are currently building in the western suburbs and I am wanting to buy house &…

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AMAR
Mar 30, 2011 5:10 pm
akovtoun
akovtoun
24 March

Evolution Laminate Floor - Proline

Evolution Laminate Floor - Proline

We had these installed 1 month ago the spotted gum shiny finish. We went with it because apparently the aquashield is highly water resistant and IC3 rating is scratch…

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akovtoun
Mar 24, 2017 5:03 pm
nerak
nerak
29 March 2011

Need recommendations for a fencer in Hills District Sydney

Need recommendations for a fencer in Hills District Sydney

I need to get a quote for treated pine paling fence. Can anyone recommend a fencer who works in the area?

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nerak
Mar 29, 2011 11:51 am
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Casa2
Mar 29, 2011 9:34 am
chippy
chippy
29 March 2011

Finding out if block is Green Titled

Finding out if block is Green Titled

Ring the local council. They will be able to tell you if the sub division is strata or green title.

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chippy
Mar 29, 2011 1:45 am
chippy
Shacky
Shacky
29 March 2011

Change house locks after handover

Change house locks after handover

No we don't... go on with what you were saying :P

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Shacky
Mar 29, 2011 1:44 am
dimo
dimo
28 March 2011

Is your alfresco ceiling the same colour as your eaves?

Is your alfresco ceiling the same colour as your eaves?

This is something we hadnt thought of but was pointed out by our colour consultant who advised that eaves be same colour as alfresco ceiling. Also said ideally would be…

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dimo
Mar 28, 2011 6:57 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
28 March 2011

New home paint warranty

New home paint warranty

4 years - I reckon your chances are somewhere between none and buckleys to get the builder to "fix" it, particularly since it isn't structural.

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Huggy_B
Mar 28, 2011 4:43 pm
Huggy_B
Chuq
Chuq
5 April 2011

Phone/Network cabling advice for new house

Phone/Network cabling advice for new house
1, 2

Thanks for offering but my son came along and he is handling it, this all still makes no sense to me. He said we are going to have a central…

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Chuq
Apr 05, 2011 1:38 am
Chuq
bashworth
bashworth
27 March 2011

New Phone line

New Phone line

Thats right telstra assume the trench or duct is already in place

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bashworth
Mar 27, 2011 8:04 am
bashworth


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