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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 5:01 pm
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 8:14 am
Lex
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 10:55 am
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 12:26 pm
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 12:33 pm
bashworth
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 12:55 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 12:56 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 8:25 pm
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 10:17 pm
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 9:45 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 10:01 am
btherl
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 11:30 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 11:45 am
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 11:57 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 4:17 pm

Definitely option B, we love that show!

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
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 10:39 pm
loretta
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 1:45 pm
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 10:58 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 4:36 pm
bashworth
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 6:46 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 7:35 pm
dilla
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 3:18 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 6:23 pm
Michelle
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 9:58 pm
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 7:55 am
KnockItDown
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 12:14 pm
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 10:02 am
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
31 March 2011

What's on the base of your front door frame?

What's on the base of your front door frame?

Thanks stormy. Thats right, our garage is the same floor level as the rest of the house. The front door frame is meranti but the garage to house door is indoors, nor outdoors

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blueblueblue
Mar 31, 2011 11:48 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
4 March 2011

What's on the floor of your buit-ins, pantry and linen?

What's on the floor of your buit-ins, pantry and linen?

Thanks!!! Seems like everyone is matching it to what is on adjoining floors.

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blueblueblue
Mar 04, 2011 1:34 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 March 2011

Anyone planting shurbs simply for the fragrance?

Anyone planting shurbs simply for the fragrance?

Ease of maintenance is not related to the choice of plant. It is related to the quality of soil now and into the future. Its why I crap on about soil prep and using fresh…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2011 2:28 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Casa2
Casa2
4 March 2011

Fixed price contracts - Are they really?

Fixed price contracts - Are they really?
1, 2

Wonder if it works the other way. If the builder notices a error that reduces the cost, do they say "Hey, good news, we found an error and the price has just gone down".

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Casa2
Mar 04, 2011 6:26 pm
bashworth
bashworth
5 March 2011

Help fixed price contracts plus pc and ps

Help fixed price contracts plus pc and ps

It depends if the need for the change could have been reasonably forseen at the time of giving the fixed price.

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bashworth
Mar 05, 2011 8:53 am
bashworth
ashrey
ashrey
5 March 2011

AURORA ESTATE, Rosella Release Anyone

AURORA ESTATE, Rosella Release Anyone

Just checking if anyone has bought a lot in Rosella release within Aurora , epping north vic ? :th: :th: :th:

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ashrey
Mar 05, 2011 10:24 am
emi18
emi18
5 March 2011

Solicitor required for building contract - recommendations?

Solicitor required for building contract - recommendations?

Hi, We are currently looking for a solicitor who specialises in building contracts. Our final contract is being prepared this week, and we desperately need someone to…

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emi18
Mar 05, 2011 11:35 am
Thalian72
Thalian72
5 March 2011

Vergola alternatives

Vergola alternatives

Vergola is not the only option for an opening/closing type of roof. We have looked into this type of roof for our outdoor area because it is north facing and we didn't…

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Thalian72
Mar 05, 2011 5:58 pm
jessandjohn
jessandjohn
5 March 2011

on site costs in Darley Vic

on site costs in Darley Vic

currently going through a builder, building in bacchu views also..they have advised costs of 13000 but they havent confirmed yet

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jessandjohn
Mar 05, 2011 7:19 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
6 March 2011

Leak under shower - rotting architraves and other problems

Leak under shower - rotting architraves and other problems

I don't know if we were given correct advice but when we made enquiries about getting the costs covered by the builder's warranty we were told that…

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How Hard Can it Be
Mar 06, 2011 10:34 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
6 March 2011

Stuck tap body

Stuck tap body

I have tried tapping around the joint using hammers on BOTH sides, failing that remove the tap and get it into a vice and go to work on it OR throw the whole thing away…

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Uncle Arfur
Mar 06, 2011 4:46 pm
forgetthelies
forgetthelies
6 March 2011

Lattice privacy screen

Lattice privacy screen

Hello The back fence at my house is quite short, and I would like to install a sheet of lattice on top to raise the height slightly. I have checked and the height I would…

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forgetthelies
Mar 06, 2011 6:11 pm
Dollar
Dollar
6 March 2011

Brick fence pillar

Brick fence pillar

Hi, wondering if anyone can help. Does anyone know what the cost of a brick pillar to render would be? Approx 2400x700x300. Any help much appreciated. Trying to come up…

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Dollar
Mar 06, 2011 7:17 pm
Bam
Bam
6 March 2011

Heater not working makes for a grumpy wife!

Heater not working makes for a grumpy wife!

All day today?? Really?? Sheeesh!! I'm sitting here in shorts and a tshirt with all…

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Bam
Mar 06, 2011 8:36 pm
Bam
Woodchip
Woodchip
7 March 2011

Brick ties not nailed to frame... new guy here.

Brick ties not nailed to frame... new guy here.

Dont worry boston, perfectly normal practice....they will be nailed off in one go as soon as the mrtar has set, the carpenter may gently bend them up before nailing so any…

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Woodchip
Mar 07, 2011 7:43 am
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
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

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