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chrisandkate
chrisandkate
25 July 2011

minimum area for zoned heating

minimum area for zoned heating

We are getting Lennox heating and Cooling. I think we got a G61 heater. They are a bit more expensive but very well made and strong units. I got a good deal as a mate of…

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chrisandkate
Jul 25, 2011 3:44 pm
ESB
ESB
25 July 2011

"Wrong" side of the fence ? Plz help !

"Wrong" side of the fence ? Plz help !

We've only got one side to fence, other two sides are established and we have the 'good' side on side and back. The remaining unfenced side is on the 'dead' side of the…

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ESB
Jul 25, 2011 1:31 pm
ESB
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curmy
Jul 24, 2011 5:21 pm
Southies
Southies
24 July 2011

cracking between floor boards- is this normal

cracking between floor boards- is this normal
1, 2

We were told that they will show your foot prints (I guess if you walked bare-foot, which we actually never do), and that it would remain oily for…

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Southies
Jul 24, 2011 1:02 pm
Southies
Wolffie
Wolffie
24 July 2011

Windows ratings

Windows ratings

Hi. I am a new member. Our house was destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Yasi and we are in the process of demolishing it in order to build a new house. Not 1 window was broken…

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Wolffie
Jul 24, 2011 9:53 am

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Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
fairy blue
fairy blue
23 July 2011

House extension - single room with ensuite

House extension - single room with ensuite

My figures are a bit old now, about 10 years (wow, that long ago!). We built a similar size to you, 6m x 4m. The cost was about $40000 but like I said that is a 10 year…

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fairy blue
Jul 23, 2011 6:04 pm
fairy blue
Sebastain21
Sebastain21
23 July 2011

pool fence, problem with bird access

pool fence, problem with bird access

also it was commanded that all swimming pools must have a continuous safety barrier that is maintained by the pool owner and which restricts access by young children to…

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Sebastain21
Jul 23, 2011 2:50 am
Linrox
Linrox
22 July 2011

Minimum Circuits

Minimum Circuits

I don't think either of those events will happen any time soon. I think the only way it will happen is for me to pay for it. I have also wondered lately how much of a fire…

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Linrox
Jul 22, 2011 4:19 pm
rats72
rats72
22 July 2011

Converting a double carport into a habitable room in Perth

Converting a double carport into a habitable room in Perth

Hi, can anyone recommend a builder to convert our carport into a habitable room? Also any ideas about cost etc would be much appreciated. thanks.

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rats72
Jul 22, 2011 12:29 pm
Dexterredcat
Dexterredcat
21 July 2011

Pre handover inspection- final Payment

Pre handover inspection- final Payment

From what I know YOU are entitle to have your independant inspector through and the builder cannot stop this there is a paragraph in the building act that states this…

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Dexterredcat
Jul 21, 2011 11:06 pm
Dexterredcat
david242gt
david242gt
21 July 2011

rendering facade after handover is possible?

rendering facade after handover is possible?

Sure, if you are undertaking other jobs post hand over, the render(and then painting) is simple to arrange. Because the house will be finish the quotes will be very clear…

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david242gt
Jul 21, 2011 8:45 pm
david242gt
zozo
zozo
21 July 2011

Contractual Question re Home Deposit

Contractual Question re Home Deposit

my DH wanted to add something like this in the contract and our builder said no. Post- contract signing we've had additions to the cost by exceeding our allowance for…

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zozo
Jul 21, 2011 3:31 pm
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
20 July 2011

Standard (minimum) width of stairs

Standard (minimum) width of stairs

Stair regs. Are mainly about tread/rise and pitch also min. Headroom off bulkhead. Twice the rise + going must fall between 550 - 700 mm. Keeps angle correct. I think…

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Darren Stewart
Jul 20, 2011 3:30 pm
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
20 July 2011

Moving Bricks

Moving Bricks

Can you hire one of those ute's with the little crane on the side, the look great

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Darren Stewart
Jul 20, 2011 1:06 pm
bdubya
bdubya
19 July 2011

surveyer perth hills

surveyer perth hills

Thanks architect im planning on doing things right from the start so your feedback is much appreciated. I will contact the counsil and try to get some more info. Cheers…

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bdubya
Jul 19, 2011 10:46 pm
radiuz
radiuz
19 July 2011

Upgraded cornices not applicable to WIL & Robes?

Upgraded cornices not applicable to WIL & Robes?

We upgraded to the same cornice, it looks very smart. We don't have it in our cupboards and W.I.R but you don't see it. Once the cupboard doors and shelfs are put in…

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radiuz
Jul 19, 2011 8:34 pm
Rajiv Mahapatra
Rajiv Mahapatra
19 July 2011

salandra rise,clyde north

salandra rise,clyde north

Just received news that stage6 has been further delayed till sept end. Not happy.

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Rajiv Mahapatra
Jul 19, 2011 5:15 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
19 August 2011

Ripping up bathroom tiles to redo watrproofing - question...

Ripping up bathroom tiles to redo watrproofing - question...

Hi Onc.... From the numerous people we have spoken to on the matter (except the owner builder himself) I think we can safely agree with you. We are currently waiting on a…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 19, 2011 9:08 pm
kelvindj
kelvindj
18 July 2011

The other side of the coin - Tradies

The other side of the coin - Tradies

Just finished our build except for the landscaping which will finish in the next week or so and I have to the tradies have been great all the way through. Quality of work…

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kelvindj
Jul 18, 2011 7:05 pm
Angel628
Angel628
18 July 2011

dune and surfmist colourbond...choice of boral bricks?

dune and surfmist colourbond...choice of boral bricks?

It is a bit overwhelming to go to colour world, you don't realise how many things you actually have to select. I look forward to seeing…

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Angel628
Jul 18, 2011 6:42 pm
bashworth
bashworth
18 July 2011

At What Stage Should You Meet Your Site Supervisor

At What Stage Should You Meet Your Site Supervisor

I always go out of the way to meet my SS as soon as possible to make sure that he knows I am going to be very interested in the progress of the build. For some more…

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bashworth
Jul 18, 2011 4:43 pm
bashworth
u3036365
u3036365
17 July 2011

Lead based damp proof coursing

Lead based damp proof coursing

Does lead based damp proof coursing need to be replaced or removed under current standards?

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u3036365
Jul 17, 2011 9:53 pm
nemisis
nemisis
17 July 2011

Front porch tiling

Front porch tiling

Want some cool colour ideas for front porch tiles and alfresco. What have you guys done recently?

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nemisis
Jul 17, 2011 8:22 pm
Metkovic
Metkovic
16 July 2011

TERMITE PROTECTION

TERMITE PROTECTION

Rousehill5, Granitgard is made from crushed road aggregate and by product of concrete granitgard does not contain any harmful toxins. Granitgard is made from specially…

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Metkovic
Jul 16, 2011 11:30 pm
Socrates
Socrates
16 July 2011

Public Liability on a vacant block

Public Liability on a vacant block

Drove past my block today and the blocks either side are fenced up for construction. Cue their builders parking all over my block. Rubbish all over block (food and drink…

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Socrates
Jul 16, 2011 12:13 am
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
15 July 2011

Opinions on laminex kitchen colours

Opinions on laminex kitchen colours

I'd steer clear of laminate and run with a stone product. Then that's you fore life! If weight is an issue a company called granite transformations can install 6.4 mm…

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Darren Stewart
Jul 15, 2011 11:42 am
alt0160
alt0160
15 July 2011

Plan Software

Plan Software

how does it compare to sweet home 3d?

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alt0160
Jul 15, 2011 10:50 am
Wrighty1
Wrighty1
14 July 2011

Re-stumping/foundation work question?

Re-stumping/foundation work question?

Hey guys, Thanks for the post. Had a friend of mine with a similar situation and just the amount of information is great. Thanks again screen7

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Wrighty1
Jul 14, 2011 9:40 pm
building1
building1
14 July 2011

Standard builders range

Standard builders range

We upgraded to porcelain tiles from ceramic but carpet was from the standard builders range.

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building1
Jul 14, 2011 5:29 pm
RenoTeam
RenoTeam
14 July 2011

renting property privately

renting property privately

Hi Spiro, Have you looked into doing a "Letting Only"? Having a Property Manager do the paperwork, take care of the bond lodgement should be hassle free for you and…

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RenoTeam
Jul 14, 2011 2:59 am
Nika25
Nika25
13 July 2011

anyone is thinking to put on Solar Panel in Perth?

anyone is thinking to put on Solar Panel in Perth?

my panel is 235 watt germany panel, i got them from renewablelogic. however my parents system is only 190 watt per panel, i am not suere who…

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Nika25
Jul 13, 2011 11:17 am
Nika25
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luvlee79
Jul 12, 2011 10:14 pm
sceen7
sceen7
12 July 2011

CONCRETE FLOORS

CONCRETE FLOORS

the thread is about finding a way for cold concrete floor. Why there are so non related…

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sceen7
Jul 12, 2011 12:23 pm

Hi guys, There was an article written today in the Canberra Times which I was hoping to get a copy of. :z: This is…

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mattwalker
Jul 11, 2011 9:31 pm
mattwalker
*frosty*
*frosty*
11 July 2011

Need some advise - Brick wall to the boundary

Need some advise - Brick wall to the boundary

From what we can gather from the council, they don't have any requirements for what we have to do. It would be much easier if we had guidelines to be able to draw the line…

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*frosty*
Jul 11, 2011 9:15 pm
*frosty*
morox
morox
11 July 2011

What were your site costs? Poll

What were your site costs? Poll

$30,000 'P' class slab 2 x retaining walls (1.1mt high 5/6mts long ish) Excavation

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morox
Jul 11, 2011 3:01 pm
jubacca
jubacca
11 July 2011

Hairline cracks in bathroom tiles after 18 months

Hairline cracks in bathroom tiles after 18 months

Thanks Onc, I will see if I can get the tilers back to replace the broken tiles. I do recall there being a huge crack spanning from our study nook (which has a shared wall…

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jubacca
Jul 11, 2011 1:16 am
Dianna
Dianna
10 July 2011

Cost to install extra gas connection?

Cost to install extra gas connection?

Do these prices include any regulator upgrades if the existing gas installation doens't comply with the current standards. I know here in Qld if anypipe work or any…

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Dianna
Jul 10, 2011 12:41 pm
KAN
KAN
9 July 2011

percentage price increase above the base price

percentage price increase above the base price

Are you including site costs in that figure because it seems to be quite high? Yes it is alot isnt it! The percentage does include site costs which…

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KAN
Jul 09, 2011 3:27 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
8 July 2011

Building a house in ACT - tile allowance problems

Building a house in ACT - tile allowance problems

I have a small builder,I got an allowance $30sqm for tiles laying was included in total price of house,carpet $100sqm laying included.You don't get much for $30sqm tiles…

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pattycake4
Jul 08, 2011 5:57 pm

Hopefully the photos will show what we are trying to do. That whole raised section we want to remove and move back against the wall to increase our lawn area. Thinking of…

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miteq
Jul 08, 2011 11:03 am
miteq
arminium
arminium
8 July 2011

Front fence + automatic gate

Front fence + automatic gate

Hi guys i would just like to say that i recently came across **** , they manufacture prefabricated cement rendered Gate and fence pillars, and sounds like the type of…

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arminium
Jul 08, 2011 8:53 am
Starz
Starz
8 July 2011

What would you do?

What would you do?

If it was me, I would get them to sign off on a document that states that maintenance period to start 3 weeks after signed handover document. Explain that this will give…

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Starz
Jul 08, 2011 7:34 am
Starz
Flatlined
Flatlined
7 July 2011

how can you tell if a pipe is missing

how can you tell if a pipe is missing

that is correct, the conduit pipes. I thought exactly that two, don't want to mix water with electricity but my SS assures me that they only need…

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Flatlined
Jul 07, 2011 9:04 pm
Flatlined
philkent
philkent
7 July 2011

Western wall cavity fill which is best

Western wall cavity fill which is best

Im thinking now that the air bubble foil would be best

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philkent
Jul 07, 2011 6:43 pm

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