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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
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
4 March 2011

I think my water tank / rainbank isn't working

I think my water tank / rainbank isn't working

Exactly the same as ours. Yep you were bang on. The Davey guy came out this week and changed it for a new one. Thanks for the tips on…

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KnockItDown
Mar 04, 2011 6:55 am
KnockItDown
donnam
donnam
3 March 2011

Just discovered wall is crooked since cabinetry went in :(

Just discovered wall is crooked since cabinetry went in :(

Thanks.Someone hasn't checked! He happen to ring today and said they sill try and fix it. Donna

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donnam
Mar 03, 2011 8:58 pm
Michelle
Michelle
3 March 2011

Q: Tenants and damage by third party...advice req'd

Q: Tenants and damage by third party...advice req'd

Insurance assessor who organised the tradesman But you need to let the agent know what happened.

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Michelle
Mar 03, 2011 5:23 pm
Michelle
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
3 March 2011

Robot Vacuums - Are They Any Good?

Robot Vacuums - Are They Any Good?
1, 2

Mine is the bees knees!!! It's doing the floors now while I'm doing computer stuff, now that's good time management! :z: As you can tell I absolutely LOVE it, had…

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HappyCamper_au
Mar 03, 2011 2:18 pm
dilla
dilla
2 March 2011

Neighbour borrowing our power and other issues

Neighbour borrowing our power and other issues

I spoke to my manager and explained what was going on. He was really reasonable about the whole thing and said that he didn't mind if I said something to them - I guess he…

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dilla
Mar 02, 2011 6:35 pm
dilla
Agent_009
Agent_009
2 March 2011

colorbond fence prices.....

colorbond fence prices.....
1, 2

Hi, I think I might be adding to a fairly old thread here...but I have a question around colorbond fencing and this beats creating a new thread. Given that we are now in…

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Agent_009
Mar 02, 2011 5:46 pm
bashworth
bashworth
2 March 2011

House Floor plans...

House Floor plans...

If think you might go down the path of facing rooms to the North one way around is to place the house more to the back of the block so you can look at a big front…

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bashworth
Mar 02, 2011 3:36 pm
bashworth
catjim
catjim
11 March 2011

Melamine vs Vinyl Sliding Doors

Melamine vs Vinyl Sliding Doors

We've had vinyl doors in our current house for around 25 years. One door has a tiny tear in the vinyl but I can only blame myself for that one. It just needs gluing back…

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catjim
Mar 11, 2011 9:58 pm
patsam
patsam
2 March 2011

Concrete Driveway Contacts

Concrete Driveway Contacts

Hi everyone, We are getting to the final stages of building our Masterton Santorini home and are after any good recommended concrete guys to do our driveway. Also if they…

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patsam
Mar 02, 2011 12:45 pm
loretta
loretta
1 March 2011

HELP RE TIMBER STAIRCASE!

HELP RE TIMBER STAIRCASE!
1, 2

Hi Ozberg Hmmm...that's certainly something to think about. And thank you for your rec. I am getting a quote from Rossmore.

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loretta
Mar 01, 2011 9:39 pm
loretta

Definitely option B, we love that show!

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Rizzo
Rizzo
1 March 2011

No cornices

No cornices

no I don't, will get around to taking some more one day when it's not a mess. I did have a thread, but it didn't have much in it here.viewtopic.php?f=31&t=23348

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Rizzo
Mar 01, 2011 3:17 pm
hitendra
hitendra
1 March 2011

Quote for Onsite Detention Basin

Quote for Onsite Detention Basin

Hi, I am building a duplex and the council has approved an onsite detention basin, approx 34 metre cube in volume under the driveway at the front of the property. I am…

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hitendra
Mar 01, 2011 10:57 am
pink2010
pink2010
1 March 2011

Porcelain Tiling - Perth

Porcelain Tiling - Perth

Thanks Lady Mich, will check it out now :)

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pink2010
Mar 01, 2011 10:45 am
vanvir
vanvir
1 March 2011

House external wall: Bricks and plasterboard?

House external wall: Bricks and plasterboard?

Thanks guys for your advice. I have looked on weatherboard, fibro cement, vinyl cladding on the website and found that in one website that the longest type (stays for 50…

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vanvir
Mar 01, 2011 10:30 am
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


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