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chrisandkate
chrisandkate
12 January 2011

House Contract Penalties

House Contract Penalties

5% is enough to make me not want to back (depending on circumstances obv) but thats why the GLW and I asked tonnes of questions before we got to the next stage of each…

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chrisandkate
Jan 12, 2011 11:49 am
King willy
King willy
12 January 2011

Advice on holes under slab, cracks etc. Please!

Advice on holes under slab, cracks etc. Please!
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Melly This problem is a reflection on poor site compaction and one of the problems with waffle pod slabs. :( A: You home is on fill, of part of it. So this is a question…

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King willy
Jan 12, 2011 12:37 pm
King willy
B STAR
B STAR
12 January 2011

some question on structural engineering quote

some question on structural engineering quote

Dont assume just because you spend more that your build will be cheaper. I suggest you take a good look at your plans and work out the level of difficulty for you…

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B STAR
Jan 12, 2011 5:18 pm
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
13 January 2011

Front Wall Plans For Council Submission

Front Wall Plans For Council Submission

I could probably help you out here. There are two steps: 1)Architectural drawing indicating plan location and elevations of proposed wall, maybe a few details and…

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Pat the draftie
Jan 13, 2011 11:04 am
Pat the draftie
Markus1984
Markus1984
13 January 2011

Render and Expansion Gaps

Render and Expansion Gaps

Thanks for the reply Tom.. i guess it's probably best to leave it, as i am the only one who sees it as a problem.. ::lol::

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Markus1984
Jan 13, 2011 11:45 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
13 January 2011

Carpenter needed - Melbourne

Carpenter needed - Melbourne

You need a roofing plumber, not a carpenter.

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chrisandkate
Jan 13, 2011 1:41 pm
TinaG
TinaG
13 January 2011

Building with Coral Homes.

Building with Coral Homes.

My mum built with Coral Homes in Toowoomba, and was very happy with them.

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TinaG
Jan 13, 2011 3:34 pm
acherion
acherion
13 January 2011

New Estates in Epping, Victoria

New Estates in Epping, Victoria

HI Julie, I currently live in the North Suburbs and I have also bought land in the new Eucalypt Estate North Epping and it's a great area. There's…

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acherion
Jan 13, 2011 9:15 pm
acherion
emlet01
emlet01
14 January 2011

Living with Biocycle

Living with Biocycle

Thanks Kerryn. I use Earth Choice for a lot of my cleaning anyhow (ie laundry detergent and dishwashing liquid). What about toilet cleaner? Do they make one of those?

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emlet01
Jan 14, 2011 6:36 am
Jayneylou
Jayneylou
14 January 2011

Did you paint your internal Walls White or taupe?

Did you paint your internal Walls White or taupe?

Thanks :) I've been in the house since October and I still love it - which is amazing for my graphic designer/colour obsessed self.

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Jayneylou
Jan 14, 2011 2:42 pm
chich
chich
14 January 2011

Fence Issue

Fence Issue

cool :P Thanks guys!

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chich
Jan 14, 2011 6:19 pm
meatbag
meatbag
14 January 2011

Furnishings requisition

Furnishings requisition

Perfect, hats just what im after. Thank you!

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meatbag
Jan 14, 2011 9:27 pm
meatbag
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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 22, 2011 12:06 am
The Garden Whisperer
lisanne
lisanne
15 January 2011

Latest council planning and developments in doreen?

Latest council planning and developments in doreen?

Stay tuned to the Mernda and Doreen thread - lots of info gets put in there Plenty and Bridge Inn Rd will be housing and a big shopping centre plus planning for the…

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lisanne
Jan 15, 2011 4:24 pm
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Casa2
Jan 15, 2011 6:04 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
17 January 2011

ISSUE-tiles, house on stumps, floorboards & underlay

ISSUE-tiles, house on stumps, floorboards & underlay

You can get a self leveling compound to use before tiling, but it is not required and would add extra cost. The link posted by Lex is to do with the level of each tile…

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chrisandkate
Jan 17, 2011 12:16 pm
Strumer
Strumer
7 February 2011

Where is your rangehood duct routed to?

Where is your rangehood duct routed to?

Where are you located? The plumbers I use here in Brisbane all do rangehood ducting...I could put you onto one if you are here. Again in Qld, we even have these guys

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Strumer
Feb 07, 2011 1:48 pm
Strumer
helpforhouses
helpforhouses
16 January 2011

Hole in an internal wall (like a 'window'?) between rooms?

Hole in an internal wall (like a 'window'?) between rooms?

It may affect the Fengshui favorably or otherwise. More common in older style homes.

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helpforhouses
Jan 16, 2011 11:05 am
helpforhouses
helpforhouses
16 January 2011

advice needed: Neighbour's gutter overhangs my boundary.

advice needed: Neighbour's gutter overhangs my boundary.

It will be a problem especially with the wet weather recently when a big storm hits hard. Have you thought about the council regulations on this?

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helpforhouses
Jan 16, 2011 11:12 am
helpforhouses
helpforhouses
16 January 2011

Timber beams coming out of brickwork

Timber beams coming out of brickwork

sounds like you already had all the tools in your toolbox. they can be costly sometimes if you buy them new from bunnings.

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helpforhouses
Jan 16, 2011 11:20 am
helpforhouses
helpforhouses
16 January 2011

Niche above bed in master bedroom

Niche above bed in master bedroom

Cool. Can be a nice feature to have in a master bedroom. If the work has been done, i wonder if a picture or it can be taken and posted here.

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helpforhouses
Jan 16, 2011 11:28 am
Mudtrilogy2
Mudtrilogy2
16 January 2011

WINDOW CLEANER

WINDOW CLEANER

Hi I'm in SE Berwick. I was wondering if anyone could a) recommend a window cleaner and b) give me a rough idea of how much one would cost - our house in approx 30…

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Mudtrilogy2
Jan 16, 2011 12:19 pm
Rebecca1983
Rebecca1983
16 January 2011

Urgent advice needed - possible fencing dispute

Urgent advice needed - possible fencing dispute

Thanks for all the replies. We had discussed just putting our own fence up on our boundary and let them have own fence. However, this is the side of our side access and…

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Rebecca1983
Jan 16, 2011 6:27 pm
tim mitchell
tim mitchell
16 January 2011

Pitched Roof to Flat Roof

Pitched Roof to Flat Roof

been a plumber and having installed both sorts of roofs i myself would never have a flat roof. I dislike them that much that my last house i built a 12mx6m outdoor area…

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tim mitchell
Jan 16, 2011 6:29 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
16 January 2011

extensions - where to begin?

extensions - where to begin?

Start by drawing up some designs that you like. Its no point speaking to an architect or an extension builder if you don't know what you like and what you don't. From…

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chrisandkate
Jan 16, 2011 8:38 pm

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…

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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.

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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


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