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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
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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
trustno1
trustno1
27 March 2011

I Need an Engineer! (northern burbs, melb)

I Need an Engineer! (northern burbs, melb)

Because when next door sold recently when they did sale inspection there they got pulled up on garage extension and the people ended up not buying the house because they…

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trustno1
Mar 27, 2011 1:20 am
trustno1
cheerupcharlie
cheerupcharlie
13 July 2011

Little old country house renovation

Little old country house renovation
1, 2, 3

::smile:: Looking forward to seeing what you're all up to over there in the little old country house.

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cheerupcharlie
Jul 13, 2011 6:10 pm
Trish
Trish
27 March 2011

Neighbours Jacaranda Tree

Neighbours Jacaranda Tree

. (They also have a long row of 3 metre high leylandi growing a metre away from our kitchen window). I know there are 2…

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Trish
Mar 27, 2011 1:04 am
Trish
kek
kek
26 March 2011

Builder Bonus and FHOGS in NSW

Builder Bonus and FHOGS in NSW

I've just edited the thread title for you - hopefully some of the members from NSW can help you out. :D I have no idea, as I'm neither from NSW or a first home buyer, so…

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kek
Mar 26, 2011 4:47 pm
kek
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
28 March 2011

Built in tv units & Powerpoints

Built in tv units & Powerpoints

Even with non-fixed TV units and standard height power points, I tend to run a power-board from the powerpoint through the cable hole in the back and leave the board…

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rockabilly_kid
Mar 28, 2011 12:16 pm
rockabilly_kid
Cooped07
Cooped07
3 April 2011

Would a million dollar house have crooked walls?

Would a million dollar house have crooked walls?
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So when do I move in? Hehe! That's a beautiful view! I will be asking if they'd accept it in their own home. He'll prob say yes to shut me up! Thanks All..

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Cooped07
Apr 03, 2011 2:55 pm
Cooped07
Eskay40
Eskay40
25 March 2011

Remotes

Remotes

You could also talk to these guys to get a solution. Not sure how much it would be but for the…

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Eskay40
Mar 25, 2011 3:47 pm
Eskay40
mattwalker
mattwalker
25 March 2011

Bargain - Colour video doorphone for $99 delivered (Melb)

Bargain - Colour video doorphone for $99 delivered (Melb)

If you are considering a door bell for your new house try this on: http://www.radioparts.com.au/ProdView.a ... t=21816102 For $99 these are pretty cheap and you get colour video :)

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mattwalker
Mar 25, 2011 3:30 pm
mattwalker
kassan1973
kassan1973
25 March 2011

Pergola roof attachment

Pergola roof attachment

Hi Handyman I have a 12 meter long pergola , i simply bolted at every roof truss a 90x45 1000mm long piece F7 pine to the house truss cut at one end same as roof pitch…

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kassan1973
Mar 25, 2011 10:54 am
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
25 March 2011

Approximate cost estimate for my development.

Approximate cost estimate for my development.

::dizzy:: Those figures are in square metres; not Imperial sqaures. 165 square…

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Huggy_B
Mar 25, 2011 10:05 am
Huggy_B
the_milesy
the_milesy
25 March 2011

on site port-a-loo

on site port-a-loo

I decided to contact my CSR. The loo was definitely not ours. OUr SS is suppose to order it and we haven't even been allocated an SS yet! She…

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the_milesy
Mar 25, 2011 9:04 am
kavother
kavother
25 March 2011

OVER IT - 3 months later waiting for handover items

OVER IT - 3 months later waiting for handover items

thats why im angry, they got thier money in full over 3 months…

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kavother
Mar 25, 2011 8:04 am
chargere55
chargere55
24 March 2011

Basix - cavity brick insulation??

Basix - cavity brick insulation??

Hi all, I'm an owner builder and currently 40% into my project and have completed all the brickwork - double brick, concrete slab structure and have now started my roof…

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chargere55
Mar 24, 2011 4:48 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
24 March 2011

Love the look

Love the look

Thanks Trish,have decided to wait untill house is finished.

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pattycake4
Mar 24, 2011 8:40 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
24 March 2011

Solar Electricty Panels & Inverters

Solar Electricty Panels & Inverters

So can someone recommend a company on the Gold Coast? and how long should have been around for to set your mind at ease? Do your own…

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Uncle Arfur
Mar 24, 2011 8:29 am
Lex
Lex
23 March 2011

Tiler in Sydney (that does Waterproofing too)

Tiler in Sydney (that does Waterproofing too)

I'm looking for one too. I had some recommendations, but one guy probabaly doesn't do this any more (mobile dead), the other two promised to come (twice!) but never did…

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Lex
Mar 23, 2011 6:40 pm
Lex
sheznay
sheznay
23 March 2011

Retaining walls and fences

Retaining walls and fences

Hi - thanks for your reply. Yes I would just like the fence to step down at the end of the retaining wall. I always 'assumed' we could just get taller sheeting to…

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sheznay
Mar 23, 2011 4:51 pm
sheznay
vanvir
vanvir
23 March 2011

Search for the best cladding option

Search for the best cladding option

Hi All, I am going to renovate my exterior house but just at the back. I have searched for all different cladding (not brick) but couldn't find what I want I am looking…

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vanvir
Mar 23, 2011 1:53 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
23 March 2011

Quality of painted walls

Quality of painted walls

Hi, Check out the Building Standards and Tolerances which is available at…

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buildingwest
Mar 23, 2011 1:05 pm
hparis
hparis
22 March 2011

Can I grease a panel lift door ???

Can I grease a panel lift door ???

have a look at Nulon EziGlide... Red can available from auto stores. Amazing stuff! They use it on power window mechanisms inside car doors because it doesnt attract dust…

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hparis
Mar 22, 2011 9:19 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
22 March 2011

Shed Base

Shed Base

IF you are doing it (properly) and using a concrete slab why not form a 25mm recess around the edge to stop the rain running under the walls. This also saves on putting…

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Uncle Arfur
Mar 22, 2011 8:51 pm
Dilbert_Perth
Dilbert_Perth
22 March 2011

Plumbing in PEX Piping & Termite Treatment

Plumbing in PEX Piping & Termite Treatment

You are right P_D, and they have changed it to a copper main from the meter along the side of the house with PEX branches running in conduit through the slab. I was told…

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Dilbert_Perth
Mar 22, 2011 3:46 pm
Dilbert_Perth
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
5 February 2012

NESS SECURITY PRODUCTS

NESS SECURITY PRODUCTS

you can still install a d8x into an existing home without wires! you will just need an rf interface possibly an extension aerial depending on the building, and all the…

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cenemelectrical
Feb 05, 2012 8:40 pm
oldgold
oldgold
22 March 2011

DANGER - self igniting light globes

DANGER - self igniting light globes

Thankfully all those units have been recalled now and none of the 124000 were sold outside US. I guess at $1 - $1.50 each one shouldn't expect quality. :D

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oldgold
Mar 22, 2011 10:54 am
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
21 March 2011

disrespectful pigs

disrespectful pigs

we got hold of the investers for the house today and there asking the rental agents to evict him immediately so should be gone in a few…

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Victoria_g06
Mar 21, 2011 6:09 pm
Victoria_g06
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 March 2011

Fly Screen cutout for window winder.

Fly Screen cutout for window winder.

Hi Not sure what you are doing, a flyscreen on an awning window uses a skirt. This consists of a flat metal strip going between the sash and the winder for the width of…

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ECOECO
Mar 21, 2011 5:39 pm
ECOECO
sirgoat
sirgoat
21 March 2011

Cleaning internal walls

Cleaning internal walls

if its a newely painted surface and the paint hasn't had time to fade to a different share why not just get the paint colour, a touch up roller and paint over it. In my…

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sirgoat
Mar 21, 2011 3:32 pm

Hi Ojay I like a well written letter of introduction. It should say more about you, who you are, why you are applying. CVs are just an impersonal list of historic…

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Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
themax
themax
20 March 2011

How does one establish that a house needs to be demolished

How does one establish that a house needs to be demolished

Perhaps you could consider booking a certified pest inspector to come and inspect the house? Surely his/her written report would be clear enough evidence and clarify the…

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themax
Mar 20, 2011 9:38 pm
themax
SteveFitzpatrick
SteveFitzpatrick
20 March 2011

Getting builder to fix a something they missed

Getting builder to fix a something they missed

Go straight to the building disputes tribunal. If its in your contract they are obliged to put it in.

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SteveFitzpatrick
Mar 20, 2011 9:06 pm
SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
19 March 2011

Is there an industry standard in finishing Marble & Granite?

Is there an industry standard in finishing Marble & Granite?

I sent a letter (over a week ago) and have spoken with the Operations Manager of the kitchen place and am waiting for the stone mason to arrange a time to come back and…

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SquirtyChookGirl
Mar 19, 2011 8:27 am
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
18 March 2011

Rendering weatherboard - Extra questions

Rendering weatherboard - Extra questions

Hi guys.. So have been thinking more about this option - just going over it in my mind. So from a couple of the responses below - it seems you can either put blue board…

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How Hard Can it Be
Mar 18, 2011 8:55 pm
the_milesy
the_milesy
18 March 2011

Builder needed

Builder needed

There a quite good display villages in Cranbourne. So you wont need to travel far. Being such a small block, you are going to be limited as to which designs you can put…

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the_milesy
Mar 18, 2011 8:44 am
buildingwest
buildingwest
17 March 2011

Final Building Inspection

Final Building Inspection

Hi, I used Kevin from new home inspections for my building inspection. A friend also used his services and was really happy with the problems he picked up and his…

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buildingwest
Mar 17, 2011 9:23 pm
notremaison
notremaison
17 March 2011

Neighbour's rights?

Neighbour's rights?

You can always report it to the council as a bit of goodwill to your poor new neighbour. We had some really random stuff dumped in ours like an old water heater,…

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notremaison
Mar 17, 2011 6:21 pm
homeone
homeone
15 March 2011

********* Ltd

********* Ltd

Dear All, Recently, a member shared their own views about Sandhurst Trustees Ltd which was quite clearly in breach of Homeone's Forum Terms of Use that members will have…

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homeone
Mar 15, 2011 9:04 pm
homeone
chippy
chippy
15 March 2011

How much to have floorboards sanded?

How much to have floorboards sanded?

Try using this (from the Bona website): Bona Refresher is a ready-to-use waterborne polyurethane based product designed for the on-going maintenance of…

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chippy
Mar 15, 2011 8:54 pm
chippy
Kaytee
Kaytee
16 March 2011

Timber floating Floors

Timber floating Floors

We have them in our current home and have put them in our new one. We are about 3-4 weeks from moving in. We don't have small kids but do have 2 large ones (20's) who have…

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Kaytee
Mar 16, 2011 9:41 am
Kaytee
trippy
trippy
15 March 2011

Waterford Estate

Waterford Estate

Some of the prices at the Waterford estate, in Melton .. there was a feature on it , from last saturday's herald sun. . $155k for a 400sqm ... $165k for 448…

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trippy
Mar 15, 2011 4:38 pm
boofallen
boofallen
18 March 2011

New Flooring Product

New Flooring Product

Yeah its not the cheapest thing out thats for sure especially for Vinyl, but as you said it is low maintenance and looks great perfect for kids too. Thanks

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boofallen
Mar 18, 2011 2:54 pm
the_milesy
the_milesy
15 March 2011

Fencing Question

Fencing Question

Just to finish off this thread. My SS has given me the green light. Just need to give him a week to clean up the yard. Thats fair. Are they not…

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the_milesy
Mar 15, 2011 9:43 am
arenam
arenam
14 March 2011

Draftsman/Designer $ per/hr

Draftsman/Designer $ per/hr

Don't stress. I'm paying 80k in architect fees. But I'm happy because I've saved money in other areas of the build because of the architects. Money well spent I think.

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arenam
Mar 14, 2011 9:38 pm
nrh157
nrh157
14 March 2011

Need a home building expert report for a Tribunal Matter

Need a home building expert report for a Tribunal Matter

How about: http://www.asbc.com.au/pdf/members_cv/cv_dougcoombes.pdf Used him before & have booked him again, give him a ring & see what he…

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nrh157
Mar 14, 2011 4:29 pm
nrh157


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