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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
shape
shape
5 July 2011

Deposits... i hate banks

Deposits... i hate banks

Hi there, this is almost similar in our case. Our broker ensure us that we are only paying a 5% deposit for the land and home loan.…

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shape
Jul 05, 2011 3:51 pm
shape
Michelle
Michelle
14 March 2011

Help with repainting

Help with repainting

Looks like flicker has protected photos…. If you try this link it will help you to get your photos on the page. I like to copy and past the photos into word so I can…

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Michelle
Mar 14, 2011 6:53 pm
Michelle

Hi, My deceased father in law has a garage full of useful tools, my mother in law is now selling the house and we are clearing out the garage. There is a lot of useful…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
4 April 2011

Paying for Substandard Work?

Paying for Substandard Work?

No I would pay the price that I was quoted. My key point is IF the the grano admits fault and says they'll fix it, then they should be given the opportunity to do so. If…

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chrisandkate
Apr 04, 2011 10:22 am
Heisenberg
Heisenberg
13 March 2011

Anyone recommend a good wallpaper company?

Anyone recommend a good wallpaper company?

Hi H, Are you looking for modern or more traditional wallpaper? Personally, I can't go past Laura Ashley, but it depends on what style you are…

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Heisenberg
Mar 13, 2011 6:46 pm
Heisenberg
Little-bunny
Little-bunny
2 April 2011

GGL international / Instyle shutters n blinds

GGL international / Instyle shutters n blinds

Hi, I bought shutters n roller from their company. Reasonable quote and good service ! You can go to their website to ask for a quote! ^^

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Little-bunny
Apr 02, 2011 1:36 pm
saxlady
saxlady
12 March 2011

Any reason to put base flooring over a slab?

Any reason to put base flooring over a slab?

Thanks - I didn't think there would issues, but... there are so many things I don't know!

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saxlady
Mar 12, 2011 3:24 pm
saxlady
saxlady
12 March 2011

Are pine internal stairs durable?

Are pine internal stairs durable?

We've got internal stairs in our plans for our build, and are trying to save costs where possible. Pine would be the cheapest, and is what our builder has quoted, but…

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saxlady
Mar 12, 2011 2:43 pm
bashworth
bashworth
12 March 2011

solicitor for building contracts

solicitor for building contracts

For example 1. there is a weather clause that states that weather can cause delays. It can be argued by the builder that if there was any rain on a…

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bashworth
Mar 12, 2011 7:17 am
bashworth
kiwi
kiwi
11 March 2011

Extend, raise, or both?

Extend, raise, or both?

dont know, but I would say it would be cheaper to just extend wouldnt it? you could dig out the bottom to make it a taller space for you and have a theater or something…

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kiwi
Mar 11, 2011 3:23 pm
kiwi
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
11 March 2011

Using an Ipad during the Build

Using an Ipad during the Build

You can use it as a surreptitious VOICE RECORDER when conversing with the builder, and use it against them later on when they start denying…

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zeitgeber
Mar 11, 2011 1:02 pm
zeitgeber
bashworth
bashworth
10 March 2011

Electrical Upgrades

Electrical Upgrades

As far as I know there is no wiring upgrade, after all its no different from people putting one of those power boards at each socket. I paid $105 each for quad sockets in 2006.

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bashworth
Mar 10, 2011 9:42 pm
bashworth
darrell81
darrell81
10 March 2011

i,m so over my builder

i,m so over my builder

i had a long chat on the phone to the superviser today and he assures me all will be fixed.he promises lockup any day now there just waiting for some villa board sheets to…

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darrell81
Mar 10, 2011 8:21 pm
the_milesy
the_milesy
10 March 2011

Build Steps Post Lockup

Build Steps Post Lockup

Our builders definition of lockup was brickwork 75% done and all doors / windows in. It was in the HIA contract. The specific steps will vary for every build. Just…

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the_milesy
Mar 10, 2011 2:19 pm
Eccles
Eccles
10 March 2011

Sub floor ventilation

Sub floor ventilation

I installed one of these with a small solar panel. http://www.envirofan.net.au/dual_fans.htm Replaced an existing vent and blocked off one or two other nearby vents - need…

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Eccles
Mar 10, 2011 11:43 am
MemoriesinStone
MemoriesinStone
10 March 2011

How much does it cost to have a hole cut out in granite/marb

How much does it cost to have a hole cut out in granite/marb

Mmmm interesting they charged fir a hotplate and tap cutouts Yes undermounted sinks are more work should be about $300

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MemoriesinStone
Mar 10, 2011 9:03 am
Eoh
Eoh
9 March 2011

If you live in Sydney and want cheap stuff...

If you live in Sydney and want cheap stuff...

Ooops....I did not check the year on this post. I will give selby a call. Thanks.

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Eoh
Mar 09, 2011 10:26 pm
KAN
KAN
9 March 2011

Council DA submissions

Council DA submissions

It took our council 3 weeks to even allocate it to an Officer. Things started to happen quickly after this. Good luck, its a frustrating process isnt it? Cant wait for…

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KAN
Mar 09, 2011 8:07 pm
fingers crossed
fingers crossed
9 March 2011

3 month maintenance - how picky can I be?

3 month maintenance - how picky can I be?

We have called PD to let them know the house leaks and they said earlier this week that its been fixed, well its raining tonight and its still leaking === and then you…

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fingers crossed
Mar 09, 2011 7:32 pm
gelatiii
gelatiii
9 March 2011

Bed facing ensuite door

Bed facing ensuite door

Thank you for the further responses everyone, good to know it won't be an issue. Donnam I want to steal your sensor light idea too!

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gelatiii
Mar 09, 2011 7:11 pm
miller
miller
9 March 2011

roof structure

roof structure

Hi, Located in frankston Victoria, my 1970ish built property has some serious structural issues with the roof. One side has dropped/sagged quite badly. I have an idea…

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miller
Mar 09, 2011 5:18 pm
SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
9 March 2011

Arrrgh, I need kitchen colour help.

Arrrgh, I need kitchen colour help.

luvlee, when we were doing our extension, I Googled images of designs I wanted to look at for ideas for the bathrooms and kitchen and even fireplace surround. So, Google…

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SquirtyChookGirl
Mar 09, 2011 2:36 pm
MR DOGP
MR DOGP
9 March 2011

Concreter and Paver in Adelaide

Concreter and Paver in Adelaide

Hi, can somebody pass me the contact detail for the trades person in Adelaide for residential footing concrete and pavement? Thanks

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MR DOGP
Mar 09, 2011 1:27 pm
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
19 June 2011

Where to buy Canvas Wall Art in Melb!!!!

Where to buy Canvas Wall Art in Melb!!!!

You could always get some custom ones made with your own photos/images I've used this site before and was very happy with the quality.

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ElephantGuy
Jun 19, 2011 6:09 pm
cwoern
cwoern
8 March 2011

Fence, neighbour won't pay. What shall I do?

Fence, neighbour won't pay. What shall I do?

Thanks already for the links, I will study them although I have the feeling that I am legally correct to ask for his share. And yes, I actually moved in already in August…

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cwoern
Mar 08, 2011 7:05 pm
grinder
grinder
8 March 2011

Build new apartment building

Build new apartment building

Hi, I have a flat in in inner suburbs of Melbourne. The building is 40 years old so I was wondering if it can be…

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grinder
Mar 08, 2011 11:33 am
grinder
Developer
Developer
11 March 2011

Help! Starting process of adding 3rd level and interior reno

Help! Starting process of adding 3rd level and interior reno

Hey BuyRenovateSell, You Wrote "Our first quote was for 280 K - we ended up going with someone who has it almost at lock up for only $150 and everything is fantastic,…

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Developer
Mar 11, 2011 11:30 am
Trish
Trish
7 March 2011

What other topics would you like?

What other topics would you like?
1, 2

Does anyone else get the same message? EDIT: OK, I logged myself out and I couldn't get in either...probably…

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Trish
Mar 07, 2011 11:12 pm
Trish
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
7 March 2011

Has anyone got a iRobot Roomba Vacumme cleaner

Has anyone got a iRobot Roomba Vacumme cleaner

Congratulations...I hope you like it as much as I do!! That's still below their BIN price and the saving covers postage costs. No bag, it has an easily removed…

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HappyCamper_au
Mar 07, 2011 10:36 pm
mishb
mishb
7 March 2011

Old weatherboard homes

Old weatherboard homes

It's a style you either love or you don't. You don't generally buy a weatherboard house because it's practical. There is a certain amount of maintenance that comes with…

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mishb
Mar 07, 2011 8:32 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
7 March 2011

Getting approval for old renovations after purchasing a home

Getting approval for old renovations after purchasing a home

What plans do the council have? On the latest plans the council has, what is the room under the house shown as?

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tjilpi
Mar 07, 2011 9:15 am


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