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abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
24 December 2010

Difference in mortar colour

Difference in mortar colour

A couple of pics would help provide an…

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abrickspecialist
Dec 24, 2010 9:55 pm
Trinity
Trinity
9 December 2010

Water dripping down the fascia

Water dripping down the fascia

The underside of our gutters look like that after any decent rainfall. Like Richo said it's just the rain that's hit the side of the gutter gathering into droplets due to…

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Trinity
Dec 09, 2010 3:19 pm
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JJ305
Dec 12, 2010 7:48 pm
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kiwi
Dec 10, 2010 8:19 am
kiwi
Team PD
Team PD
10 December 2010

Porter Davis gets ready for Christmas!

Porter Davis gets ready for Christmas!

Hi Everyone, It looks like Christmas is finally upon us and all of PD's Site Supervisors and Customer Service Administrators will be taking a break from Thursday 23…

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Team PD
Dec 10, 2010 3:34 pm
Team PD
sidingfran
sidingfran
10 December 2010

Siding Austin

Siding Austin

I have just recently replaced my siding in austin, however, the contractor that did it was terrible. I think they have installed it incorrectly. So now I really need some…

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sidingfran
Dec 10, 2010 3:59 pm
RLD
RLD
10 December 2010

Unregistered Draftsperson

Unregistered Draftsperson

The town planning drawings do not need to be done by a registered draftsperson.

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RLD
Dec 10, 2010 7:16 pm
E1109
E1109
10 December 2010

Cable Colours

Cable Colours

Been like that for decades, earliest standards book I have refered to is for 1969.

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E1109
Dec 10, 2010 8:13 pm
E1109
bashworth
bashworth
10 December 2010

Size of sewer manhole?

Size of sewer manhole?

They isn't a standard size it depends how far along the system it is. A 900mm dia is the most common on a new development bur depending on the location in could be either…

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bashworth
Dec 10, 2010 10:11 pm
bashworth

Here's a similar post viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41116

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Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
jbarry
jbarry
10 December 2010

Is this colorbond fence quote right? (WA)

Is this colorbond fence quote right? (WA)

Hi There Did you end up getting your fencing done? Who did you use? Cheers

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jbarry
Dec 10, 2010 10:52 pm
garden lover
garden lover
11 December 2010

Help with costings re extentions

Help with costings re extentions

Have you considered being an owner builder? If your not considering selling the house anytime soon you could certainly consider. If you think you can handle the juggling…

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garden lover
Dec 11, 2010 7:41 am
piscean
piscean
11 December 2010

Where to buy gutter downpipe

Where to buy gutter downpipe

we get it through midalia steel or stratco, you tell them what length you need, colour and they'll order it to size for you

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piscean
Dec 11, 2010 12:38 pm
wazafi
wazafi
11 December 2010

Pre-Start did not go too well ......... all stop

Pre-Start did not go too well ......... all stop

Hi Our prestart was just under 4 hours. She reckoned no point continuing because I was insistent on the sink and she could not get the answer at that point (though there…

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wazafi
Dec 11, 2010 6:57 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
11 December 2010

post handover

post handover

Hi, Have you considered asking your builders who the gas and electricity is currently with? If it was me, I would be just sticking to the same supplier if you don't have…

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buildingwest
Dec 11, 2010 7:14 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
12 December 2010

Hot water system purchase

Hot water system purchase

I thought the Gas shop had their contract installers and you could get a price there that covered it all. Plumbers will be aware of what the Gas shop charges and I…

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 12, 2010 10:39 am
Bam
Bam
12 December 2010

What home budget software do you use?

What home budget software do you use?

Anyone willing to share their excel template? :p

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Bam
Dec 12, 2010 10:56 am
Bam
pottsville
pottsville
12 December 2010

Need opinions / advice... whos in the wrong - the builder?

Need opinions / advice... whos in the wrong - the builder?

True, all understandable... and could of been worse... learn from the mistakes. Will know alot more for the next build. Thanks everyone for taking the time to reply.

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pottsville
Dec 12, 2010 4:56 pm
xquisite
xquisite
19 December 2010

High Gloss or Semi Gloss

High Gloss or Semi Gloss

Definitely semi for me.

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xquisite
Dec 19, 2010 1:31 pm
Team PD
Team PD
13 December 2010

How flexible can you be when building a new home

How flexible can you be when building a new home

Hi cookie_monster, I appreciate your feedback and am sorry to hear that you found PD inflexible with design variations during your visit to a display home. We currently…

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Team PD
Dec 13, 2010 1:29 pm
Team PD
TigerStripedTeaPot
TigerStripedTeaPot
13 December 2010

Building with AV Jennings - South Australia

Building with AV Jennings - South Australia

I havent built with them but you could check out ProductReview.com.au, there are heaps of Builders reviews on that site :) it might be helpful!

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TigerStripedTeaPot
Dec 13, 2010 6:07 pm
chippy
chippy
15 December 2010

treated pine & wrong nails

treated pine & wrong nails

Hi Mick. As long as you don't have water running over the nails to transport the rust stains you should be fine. The fixings just slowly corrode and don't seem to stain to…

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chippy
Dec 15, 2010 1:16 pm
chippy
qonyx
qonyx
15 December 2010

Feedback on East Hills Train line (Campbeltown / Glenfield)

Feedback on East Hills Train line (Campbeltown / Glenfield)

Heya CJ... yes build is going well. I think we may be stuck on the frames leading up to the 5 week outage that the builders have over Xmas. Which is kind of a shame but at…

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qonyx
Dec 15, 2010 8:27 pm
qonyx
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
16 December 2010

Pest Control - Millipede invasion after Melbourne rains!!!

Pest Control - Millipede invasion after Melbourne rains!!!

I live in outer east Melbourne and millipedes are a real problem for us. we got some ant dust from Bunnings and just spray/blow it around the base of the bricks and entry…

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chrisandkate
Dec 16, 2010 7:32 am
innsaneink
innsaneink
16 December 2010

Metal roof cost estimate

Metal roof cost estimate

Hi boys n gals....new here so please bear with me. Im in the process of buying a house, 1st home buyer and have found something very suitable for us at a good price. The…

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innsaneink
Dec 16, 2010 7:59 pm
donnam
donnam
16 December 2010

Looking for Builders/Companies forhome reno's - Melbourne

Looking for Builders/Companies forhome reno's - Melbourne

We are currently using RJ Bronson Homes. We are nearly at lock up and so far we are really happy with them. We are a little behind schedule but a lot of that is because of…

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donnam
Dec 16, 2010 9:16 pm
decryption
decryption
17 December 2010

Using an Architect to Design Home - Tips?

Using an Architect to Design Home - Tips?

Thanks for the tips everyone, will be looking in to it further :)

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decryption
Dec 17, 2010 9:58 am
E1109
E1109
17 December 2010

Service light in roof.

Service light in roof.

Did they say what sort of light it had to be Mikapi? If you put a leadlight with a decent globe in the roof near the unit (total investment of…

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E1109
Dec 17, 2010 5:24 pm
E1109
NAJ
NAJ
18 December 2010

Eco Design House - Architect

Eco Design House - Architect

Guys, Looking for people to give me some recommendations of who I can work with to design an eco friendly, no frills, hard wearing, low maintenance farm house, self…

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NAJ
Dec 18, 2010 3:54 pm
Michelle
Michelle
19 December 2010

External house colors

External house colors

Hi this is my first time on the forum. I have bought a renovators delight, and want to do some external painting. The house has a Manor Red…

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Michelle
Dec 19, 2010 2:45 pm
Michelle
kek
kek
19 December 2010

addition on brick veneer in weatherboard???

addition on brick veneer in weatherboard???

Blueboard is certainly one option, but there are also other materials, such as Hebel, which work out a lot cheaper than bricks. You could use weatherboard, rendered…

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kek
Dec 19, 2010 7:56 am
kek
juliaw
juliaw
19 December 2010

Removing wallpaper

Removing wallpaper

Hi we have stripped lots of walls with the good old hot water method. Use a big sponge, soak paper and wait a few minuets and it should come off without to much effort.…

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juliaw
Dec 19, 2010 4:23 pm
Phil Elliott
Phil Elliott
20 December 2010

Test & Tag prices?

Test & Tag prices?

My charges can range anywhere between $1.90 and $30.00 per item. This is dependent upon the number of items mainly. I have had jobs where I have had to travel long…

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Phil Elliott
Dec 19, 2010 11:40 pm
GroovyOne
GroovyOne
22 April 2011

where to place the hall table

where to place the hall table
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I was going to suggest the left door opens. But looking at a photo of our display home, the door that opens is on the same side as the hall…

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GroovyOne
Apr 22, 2011 12:45 am
room4acubby
room4acubby
20 December 2010

Concrete Pump hire costs?

Concrete Pump hire costs?

Our site cost estimate included an additional concrete pump for $750. This may be a lot cheaper because of the fact that it was additional. I know that they never used it though.

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room4acubby
Dec 20, 2010 8:59 am
room4acubby
B STAR
B STAR
20 December 2010

Removing hardened glue from window frame

Removing hardened glue from window frame

Cut it out with a Stanley knife first. then sand by hand.

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B STAR
Dec 20, 2010 11:08 am
Newby kat
Newby kat
20 December 2010

Please help me understand soil test!!

Please help me understand soil test!!

Well after all that someone else bought the block before my parents builder had a chance to do the soil test!!! Never mind, just keep looking and try and act a bit…

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Newby kat
Dec 20, 2010 7:36 pm
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sleven
Dec 21, 2010 7:35 am
sleven
sirgoat
sirgoat
21 December 2010

Rooftop deck

Rooftop deck

a friend has one at the place he rents, its quite nice although you are a little exposed to elements and anyone who has windows higher than your deck.

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sirgoat
Dec 21, 2010 12:05 pm
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onc_artisan
Dec 21, 2010 2:50 pm
onc_artisan
Caterpie
Caterpie
21 December 2010

Architect vs Building Designer vs Draftsman?

Architect vs Building Designer vs Draftsman?

Mrs B, we are in the building design stage and would appreciate contact details of your architecture. Like all other posters, we've been quoted some 10% - 15% of building…

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Caterpie
Dec 21, 2010 3:18 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
21 December 2010

Where is your fridge water point located?

Where is your fridge water point located?

Thanks all! I thought there may have been a reason why my plumber put the water point so high up. LOL

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blueblueblue
Dec 21, 2010 3:26 pm
RoofPlum66
RoofPlum66
21 December 2010

Gates in Perth

Gates in Perth

Well got the phone call in morning Hi its blah blah from idiot city i got your brace all powder coated ready to put on again Great i said Can i come around now to fit it…

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RoofPlum66
Dec 21, 2010 9:11 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
22 December 2010

Plasterer recommendations in Adelaide

Plasterer recommendations in Adelaide

Can anyone recommend a plasterer in Adelaide?

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blueblueblue
Dec 22, 2010 8:41 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
22 December 2010

Ideal placement of outdoor items (clothes line etc)

Ideal placement of outdoor items (clothes line etc)

If you prefer shade for your clothes lone then you should try placing it so it gets only morning sun (East) that way there won't be max heat. You will need to ensure it…

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chrisandkate
Dec 22, 2010 1:37 pm
g.imagine
g.imagine
23 December 2010

basement costs

basement costs

The basement will/might be used for a theatre room. But an attic will be a really good idea! However, I have never heard of a single storey house with an attic... Will…

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g.imagine
Dec 23, 2010 1:39 pm
RoofPlum66
RoofPlum66
23 December 2010

Knocking down wall - how can this be solved?

Knocking down wall - how can this be solved?

Cool Mick If your going to do the ceiling yourself to (isnt hard) go so the guy at the ceiling shop in bayswater they got everything there. our laundry ceiling only cost…

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RoofPlum66
Dec 23, 2010 3:45 pm
kellyu
kellyu
17 July 2011

Show us your CaesarStone joins

Show us your CaesarStone joins

I hope you can help me, as it's really p*ssing me off that we are unable to shout at the stonemason, due to the problem only appearing a…

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kellyu
Jul 17, 2011 1:26 pm
ESB
ESB
24 December 2010

Are pull out/down spring mixers difficult to keep clean?

Are pull out/down spring mixers difficult to keep clean?

I didn't have any issues ... will be putting one in this kitchen as well.

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ESB
Dec 24, 2010 1:09 pm
ESB


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