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Anoyone know what a false ceiling would cost for a 3.8m x 3.5m & 2.7m height in gyprock? Our ceiling looks like it will need a false ceiling to cover the old popcorn style…

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justfrank
Jan 16, 2011 9:41 pm
justfrank

Happy new year all, Urgently looking for 2500 Adelaide Brick Company red shale bricks for an villa extension to property in an eastern suburb of Adelaide. Earlier plans…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
chriskq
chriskq
17 January 2011

PCA Fees

PCA Fees

Hi everyone, I think we are in the final stages before we can start our renovation. A lot of the build quotes we have been getting have been much more than we anticipated…

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chriskq
Jan 17, 2011 8:04 am
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
18 January 2011

How/where are your air/con ducts concealed?

How/where are your air/con ducts concealed?

It would frustrate me to no end having to slide a BIR door half a meter past a concealed void before accessing my robe. If the void is in the…

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blueblueblue
Jan 18, 2011 9:19 am
GreenBuild
GreenBuild
17 January 2011

MGO board

MGO board

STB, Magnesium Oxide board was used for all ceiling and walls for a hempcrete house in Tasmania. We, Hempcrete P/L, supplied the boards (0438 006 059) It was cheaper…

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GreenBuild
Jan 17, 2011 3:28 pm
leo the lioness
leo the lioness
17 January 2011

Show me your corner block plans!

Show me your corner block plans!

Thanks for your response Jess. I'm building in country Victoria so unfortunately, I don't think you will be able to help me.

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leo the lioness
Jan 17, 2011 4:57 pm
leo the lioness
OneShow
OneShow
17 January 2011

3 month warranty period

3 month warranty period

Hi All, Has anyone got any tips that we should know about when it comes to our 3 month review? What should we make sure we have checked that we may have overlooked?…

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OneShow
Jan 17, 2011 5:28 pm
twolefthands
twolefthands
17 January 2011

Replacing box guttering

Replacing box guttering

Hi I am looking to replace my guttering. Property is a brick veneer approx 27 yeras old with standard box guttering. Have approx 90 - 100m. Does anyone no a ballpak…

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twolefthands
Jan 17, 2011 7:37 pm
lisanne
lisanne
17 January 2011

Importing kitchen from China

Importing kitchen from China

Hi! Speaking to the guy who's doing our kitchen the other day and he mentioned that some of the ultra affordable chinese kitchen…

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lisanne
Jan 17, 2011 9:30 pm
Casa2
Casa2
17 January 2011

Constant builder problems, what to do?

Constant builder problems, what to do?

No they cannot change the design without your authority. The contract must be fulfilled. If the builder requests a change (it can only be a request) AND you prefer the…

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Casa2
Jan 17, 2011 10:11 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 January 2011

Pools and Electric Shocks

Pools and Electric Shocks

They detect a difference from the current flowing in to the current flowing out as they should be exactly the same any difference should trip…

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ECOECO
Jan 17, 2011 10:35 pm
ECOECO
chippy
chippy
18 January 2011

landing platform/step

landing platform/step

Yes. It would be deemed to satisy provisions.

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chippy
Jan 17, 2011 11:48 pm
chippy
cmart7
cmart7
18 January 2011

Outdoor plastering for water feature - HELP

Outdoor plastering for water feature - HELP

Hi there friends... Ok, I am making a outdoor "projecting" waterwall feature. I have made a plaster box under it so that its not just a flat wall. Query is that how can…

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cmart7
Jan 18, 2011 2:02 pm
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
18 January 2011

Awning Blinds Melbourne

Awning Blinds Melbourne

Sorry to hijack... Kek we are in need of a folding arm awning on our sliding door west facing window, 3m wide. Just wondering how much you paid for your awning if you…

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upsydaisy
Jan 18, 2011 4:14 pm
upsydaisy
darrell81
darrell81
18 January 2011

show me your letterbox

show me your letterbox

thanks for the links.i,m thinking of a sail made out of merbau with a bunnings stainless insert and house number.ill post some pics when i make it

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darrell81
Jan 18, 2011 9:47 pm
MissyP
MissyP
19 January 2011

West facing windows

West facing windows

I must admit i stuff up a bit with my house by having some large windows facing west. I have since put in e blinds on the inside and it has made a…

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MissyP
Jan 19, 2011 5:17 pm
MissyP
grinder
grinder
19 January 2011

Who does what?

Who does what?

Well I see where you heading. Perhaps if you are in Melbourne I can help you sorting things up

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grinder
Jan 19, 2011 9:20 pm
grinder

@htennant Let me know if you need a player for a kick. Although, I am trying to get back into the game after my post ACL surgery rehab, I think i can last a game.

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
20 January 2011

Drain Breather/Relief

Drain Breather/Relief

If you are capable of extending the riser as you say, by adding bends and sections then it should be OK. You need to be wary of the depth of the riser and piping as I…

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chrisandkate
Jan 20, 2011 9:09 am
Team PD
Team PD
20 January 2011

From the Ground Up: Porter Davis building journeys

From the Ground Up: Porter Davis building journeys

Hi everyone, If you have a chance, check out the exciting build of fellow HomeOne member, Donna (mdzzj). To celebrate Donna's lovely home we have done a feature article…

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Team PD
Jan 20, 2011 10:53 am
Team PD
E1109
E1109
20 January 2011

Water getting into the electrical conduit

Water getting into the electrical conduit

Best way to fix it-new trench, new conduit, new cable. You can try and suck the water out of the conduit but theres no real point unless you can find and fix the damage…

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E1109
Jan 20, 2011 6:13 pm
E1109
free will
free will
29 January 2011

Distance required for pool

Distance required for pool
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The NSW regulation is here http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/ ... pr2008283/ Basically, apart from a minor issue on separation from the house, it specifies the…

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free will
Jan 29, 2011 8:00 pm
B STAR
B STAR
21 January 2011

Can u help with advice on laying pavers over stormwater pipe

Can u help with advice on laying pavers over stormwater pipe

There is no minimum depth for stormwater. Put crush rock (perhaps what you call blue metal then put sand on top

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B STAR
Jan 21, 2011 8:46 am
GreenBuild
GreenBuild
21 January 2011

Do I need a Structural Engineer's report ?

Do I need a Structural Engineer's report ?

How do you know the wall is supporting the roof? However, saying that, chrisandkate are 100% right.

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GreenBuild
Jan 21, 2011 6:45 pm
GreenBuild
GreenBuild
21 January 2011

Floor Systems

Floor Systems

terryabraham, there are a whole raft of systems that could be used. If 3 storey means garage under, 2 storeys above, you should be able to use timber which opens other…

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GreenBuild
Jan 21, 2011 7:13 pm
TraceyB
TraceyB
22 January 2011

New here

New here

Hello my name is Tracey and my husband and I have just put a deposit on a removal home. We have chosen a Queenslander style house because it is what we both like and we…

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TraceyB
Jan 22, 2011 2:23 pm
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CC101
Jan 22, 2011 7:40 pm
Eagle
Eagle
26 January 2011

Bamboo floor lifting - help

Bamboo floor lifting - help

Thanks for all your responses. I got our floors fixed today. The owner even watched the installer the whole day from (8am - 6pm), so he was really great. They replaced…

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Eagle
Jan 26, 2011 12:15 am
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
27 February 2011

Linen cupboards - what type of doors?

Linen cupboards - what type of doors?

For those with custom made linen doors, is there a bulkhead above tour cabinet or does it go all the way to the ceiling?

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blueblueblue
Feb 27, 2011 4:23 pm
Trad3r
Trad3r
23 January 2011

Guttering

Guttering

Hi all, I was wondering if a pro can help with an answer. Is roof guttering compulsory in South Australia ? If you have an overhanging tile roof and cascading if it is a…

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Trad3r
Jan 23, 2011 9:26 am
shape
shape
23 January 2011

Building requirements in Hornsby Council?

Building requirements in Hornsby Council?

thanks fabricgirl!!! helped me a lot $40.00 well spent.

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shape
Jan 23, 2011 3:00 pm
shape
Mr & Mrs Fixit
Mr & Mrs Fixit
24 January 2011

Home Builders Warranty

Home Builders Warranty

Sorry to hear about your problems...we've just gone thru 12 months of the same with most of that time taken up by CGU....very long story but they'll try everything in the…

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Mr & Mrs Fixit
Jan 24, 2011 9:10 am
duke
duke
24 January 2011

CARPET CALL free underlay upgrade offer

CARPET CALL free underlay upgrade offer

What did you guys upgrade from and to? Which store was this?

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duke
Jan 24, 2011 10:35 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
24 January 2011

Neighbours!!

Neighbours!!

Just re read it (and the thread from your link) and if the water they are getting on their property is runoff from your land then you MUST (by council law) address the…

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chrisandkate
Jan 24, 2011 11:26 am
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
24 January 2011

Extending a deck... DIY-able??

Extending a deck... DIY-able??

Thank you very much for all of your responses and tips - very greatly appreciated. I think between the encouragement shown here, and some step by step instructions on the…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jan 24, 2011 1:55 pm
bashworth
bashworth
24 January 2011

concrete water tanks

concrete water tanks

Yes the water has been tested and it is fine to drink. The developer who has a house in the estate that the water is a bit hard and does stain…

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bashworth
Jan 24, 2011 3:45 pm
bashworth
krissytom
krissytom
24 January 2011

RED DOOR TO PAINT OR NOT TO PAINT???

RED DOOR TO PAINT OR NOT TO PAINT???

http://candyheartsandpaperflowers.blogs ... doors.html oh my, i really love the red door! i envy that i want to paint our door now to red.…

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krissytom
Jan 24, 2011 4:25 pm
Tramsok
Tramsok
24 January 2011

Mirvac, Wantirna - Victoria

Mirvac, Wantirna - Victoria
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Wow, finally got some more people on forum! Welcome everyone, good see all our future neighbours. Our land hopefully will title in the April - June timeframe. Haven't…

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Tramsok
Jan 24, 2011 4:34 pm
matt1990
matt1990
24 January 2011

Garage Extention

Garage Extention

Hi how you all going.. Just curious to find out how much it on average costs to build out a garage to make the existing garage a new room. out driveway is on a slope does…

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matt1990
Jan 24, 2011 5:46 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
24 January 2011

Painting guttering/downpipes

Painting guttering/downpipes

Agree Kek... it is good for kitchens or anywhere with a bit of a buildup... but if walls are relatively clean, just some warm soapy water would be fine I should think.

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How Hard Can it Be
Jan 24, 2011 7:47 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
24 January 2011

Newbie needing help.......

Newbie needing help.......

Yes, as others have said. You can apply for early release of deposit - the new buyers have to agree/sign the release. Not sure you need a reason... I don't recall having…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jan 24, 2011 8:18 pm
OMG
OMG
25 January 2011

Ipswich Area Contacts and Quotes Only

Ipswich Area Contacts and Quotes Only
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Hi Have just had a quote for a house we own in Raceview from the handyman (PM's husband) to replace 3m of quad guttering (not colorbond) & connect a down pipe for $345.…

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OMG
Jan 24, 2011 11:09 pm
lisanne
lisanne
25 January 2011

Location of Hanging lights above island bench - wrong!!

Location of Hanging lights above island bench - wrong!!

What was written in the actual plan? I wanted my 3 lights over the bench evenly spaced out so got them to write that on the plan

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lisanne
Jan 25, 2011 1:10 pm
room4acubby
room4acubby
25 January 2011

Kinda new here, maybe need help in knowing what the stages o

Kinda new here, maybe need help in knowing what the stages o

This is what my contract says: base stage means- (a) in the case of a home with a timber floor, the stage when the concrete footings for the floor are poured…

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room4acubby
Jan 25, 2011 2:51 pm
room4acubby
ash_123
ash_123
25 January 2011

Cement Rendering

Cement Rendering

Hi Grinder, Thanks for the advice. I will be looking for a apprentice job and gain experiance to start a business in future. Thanks a lot for your advice

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ash_123
Jan 25, 2011 3:22 pm

And for those who managed to attend the Opening for the New Saltwater Displays, here are some pictures of the event. It went really well, thank you to those that managed…

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Team PD
Jan 25, 2011 4:54 pm
Team PD


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