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pedro.lyn.josh
pedro.lyn.josh
1 February 2011

Stairs stain partial or full??

Stairs stain partial or full??

IMO they should be fully stained as raw timber is subject to moisture therefore may expand effecting the integrity of the structure. It's not like u can clean under the…

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pedro.lyn.josh
Feb 01, 2011 8:49 pm
pedro.lyn.josh
Michelle
Michelle
5 February 2011

Obscure glass

Obscure glass

I have to say I felt sorry for the 16 year old boy at the back of me. :shock: I probably scared him for life in my bathroom until I discovered it! :lol: :lol:

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Michelle
Feb 05, 2011 3:01 pm
Michelle
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
2 February 2011

help... sliding door mech that leads into pool area

help... sliding door mech that leads into pool area

Speak to your builder about it. It seems they should be aware that it will not meet the requirements and you may have to adjust the plans

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chrisandkate
Feb 02, 2011 8:19 am
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
2 February 2011

How many litres is your laundry tub?

How many litres is your laundry tub?
1, 2

the LARGE majority of insert SS troughs are 45lts. There are a couple of ceramic ones out on the market at 35 litres. I would say you could put…

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blueblueblue
Feb 02, 2011 1:31 pm
joeygbh
joeygbh
2 February 2011

M****con Display Furniture

M****con Display Furniture

suite deals advertise that they stock display furniture but i think that is more advertising than anything else. How often do display homes…

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joeygbh
Feb 02, 2011 2:54 pm
joeygbh
joeygbh
joeygbh
2 February 2011

Shocked

Shocked

I'd blame over emotional FHBs instead. An investor carefully…

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joeygbh
Feb 02, 2011 3:00 pm
joeygbh
Sir Snagger
Sir Snagger
2 February 2011

Wallpaper vs feature wall

Wallpaper vs feature wall

I'm a paint person. Refuse to have traditional wallpaper in any house I own. Reckon it's loads more trouble to put on and replace later on, and is easier to damage than…

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Sir Snagger
Feb 02, 2011 4:48 pm
Sir Snagger
Spycar
Spycar
2 February 2011

Cinema Room Renovation Enquiry

Cinema Room Renovation Enquiry

Hi, I have a cinema room with an opening of 2.23m. I have browsed through the internet to look for door profile and it seems like a pivot or double door with frame will…

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Spycar
Feb 02, 2011 5:28 pm
timbo2002
timbo2002
2 February 2011

Brick Retaining wall costs

Brick Retaining wall costs

Thanks Mate, that gives me a good heads up. i was hoping closer to 5K but will be working on the 10 mark for my numbers.

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timbo2002
Feb 02, 2011 8:30 pm
oze
oze
3 February 2011

Red Gum

Red Gum

I'm looking for some red gum posts 100x100mm and wondering if anyone knows of suppliers?

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oze
Feb 03, 2011 3:11 pm
oze
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
3 February 2011

Garage Door Material

Garage Door Material

it gets bloody hot. go to a display home and stand in there with it shut on a warm day

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Huggy_B
Feb 03, 2011 5:13 pm
Huggy_B
ray.lisa350
ray.lisa350
3 February 2011

How do I work out the window measurements on my plan?

How do I work out the window measurements on my plan?

Hey!! Thanks a lot for this freat conversation. Thais is really beneficial for me.

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ray.lisa350
Feb 03, 2011 7:59 pm
Dazza88
Dazza88
4 February 2011

Driveway council approval

Driveway council approval

Thank you all for your advice, we are in Adelaide under Burnside council and I just got the form online - fingers crossed that they allow 2 driveways!

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Dazza88
Feb 04, 2011 12:45 pm
Casa2
Casa2
4 February 2011

return of unsigned contracts

return of unsigned contracts

I've always liked the quote fee that gets taken off the cost of the job if you go ahead. I should start a business in which I quote twice as much as it really costs and…

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Casa2
Feb 04, 2011 1:13 pm
aza0
aza0
4 February 2011

Cost of a simple extension

Cost of a simple extension

My mum had a double brick extension with 12ft ceilings and raised of the ground around 500mm done about two years ago. This is Semaphore, South Australia. We did all the…

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aza0
Feb 04, 2011 7:28 pm
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sleven
Feb 05, 2011 5:13 am
sleven
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
5 February 2011

Tis a wee bit wet in Western Melbourne....

Tis a wee bit wet in Western Melbourne....

I just went near Palmers Road in Truganina, the water completely covered both sides of the road and was about 40cms high! I wanted to go to the display homes there but I…

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Victoria_g06
Feb 05, 2011 6:26 pm
Victoria_g06
garden lover
garden lover
5 February 2011

Built in TV cabinets

Built in TV cabinets

sorry I dont have any photos to show you, but we had one in our last house. My hubby (a builder) built out a wall that was say 2m long. It was built out by about 1/2 m…

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garden lover
Feb 05, 2011 7:52 pm
Jazzy4
Jazzy4
5 February 2011

Netwok IP Cameras (Wired)

Netwok IP Cameras (Wired)

Foscam IP cameras are your best bet.. Built in wireless and ethernet. There is plenty of apps in the app store that work with them to view on iphone or ipad. $90 or so…

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Jazzy4
Feb 05, 2011 8:12 pm
davidj
davidj
6 February 2011

Melbourne Rain - Brick Fence fell apart

Melbourne Rain - Brick Fence fell apart

Do you have any pics? Suprised a brick wall went over?

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davidj
Feb 06, 2011 9:00 am
bashworth
bashworth
6 February 2011

Cross overs/driveway

Cross overs/driveway

It really depend if the area can me made to drain along the road in which case a pipe wouldn't be needed

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bashworth
Feb 06, 2011 9:00 pm
bashworth
jetson
jetson
7 February 2011

Leaking storwater pipe?

Leaking storwater pipe?

All fixed now, a y piece has been installed and connected to a silt trap, the water was coming from the stormwater pipe as water was sitting inside it, the flexible pipe…

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jetson
Feb 07, 2011 6:10 am

Thanks Eskay, More info: My northern boundary neighbor (whom would be the only one directly effected) has already agreed to let us build on the boundary. He was…

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chrisandkate
Feb 07, 2011 3:57 pm
trustno1
trustno1
8 February 2011

damage to kerb, caused by next door builders, who's liable?

damage to kerb, caused by next door builders, who's liable?

stockland said they have nothing to do with it, but to ring council and get details of who is building on the lot next door and take it up directly with them. i got…

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trustno1
Feb 08, 2011 12:07 am
trustno1

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?
1, 2

Hi everyone, I'm in WA and I have also had this problem in my house build a few years ago. The builder has been no help and denied anything was wrong as well. I…

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Dilbert_Perth
Jul 19, 2017 3:50 pm
Dilbert_Perth
kels
kels
8 February 2011

Blue board & render cost?

Blue board & render cost?

Hi, We're currently in the process of drafting plans to extend our Sydney fibro cottage. Was wondering does anyone know what the approximate coast is per square metre to…

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kels
Feb 08, 2011 11:15 am
James65
James65
8 February 2011

Does your balcony leak?

Does your balcony leak?

Agree about the builders, the two builders who pretty well said they wouldn't do them were cheaper big name builders, the third who was a local builder, highly regarded…

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James65
Feb 08, 2011 8:42 pm
innsaneink
innsaneink
8 February 2011

Painting

Painting

Thanks for the help boys n gals. PS: Ziplock, I need to scrape, some serious peeling going on here, but not for long

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innsaneink
Feb 08, 2011 9:18 pm
wiring guy
wiring guy
9 February 2011

wiring clipsal saturn light switch

wiring clipsal saturn light switch

thx adam, all makes sense now. yeh will have to get an electrician as after checking wiring in roof is all very old and fragile and all the same colour. Hmmmm not good…

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wiring guy
Feb 09, 2011 8:32 am
deb17
deb17
12 February 2011

Leather or Fabric Sofa?

Leather or Fabric Sofa?

Leather for sure, so easy to keep clean.

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deb17
Feb 12, 2011 11:18 pm
Aiah
Aiah
9 February 2011

Ground Floor Extension to lock up in Sydney

Ground Floor Extension to lock up in Sydney

Good and cheap? usually you get one or the other. Goodluck

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Aiah
Feb 09, 2011 2:03 pm
Aiah
pattycake4
pattycake4
9 February 2011

Shed Installer

Shed Installer

Does anyone in Melbourne northern suburbs know a good shed installer.I have a 6mx6m garage slab is down,thanks

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pattycake4
Feb 09, 2011 4:55 pm
tim mitchell
tim mitchell
16 February 2011

Dav%y pumps for the toilets keeps going on it's own

Dav%y pumps for the toilets keeps going on it's own

pressure pumps i have found cause cisterns to let water pass due to the pressure. check the pressure switch or even put a pressure limiting valve on the line to suit…

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tim mitchell
Feb 16, 2011 3:44 pm
jassy
jassy
1 June 2011

Soil under slab washing away

Soil under slab washing away

No functionning camera at the moment, I'm afraid.

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jassy
Jun 01, 2011 10:16 pm
Mango
Mango
11 February 2011

Putting new kitchen in - sand floors before or after?

Putting new kitchen in - sand floors before or after?

We sanded the floors and used the waterbased finish prior to installing the kitchen. We did both jobs ourselves and there was no damage to the floor when installing the…

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Mango
Feb 11, 2011 11:17 am
the_milesy
the_milesy
10 February 2011

Change of Owners - No responsibility for warranty?

Change of Owners - No responsibility for warranty?

Did the original fence builder offer any warranty / guarantee? Was he a registered contractor of any sort? Do you have anything in writing? Even a receipt / invoice? If…

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the_milesy
Feb 10, 2011 9:00 am
lisanne
lisanne
10 February 2011

Installation of Appliances - post Handover???

Installation of Appliances - post Handover???

I built with PD and mine weren't installed until the day I moved in and that's standard due to theft

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lisanne
Feb 10, 2011 8:15 pm
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bashworth
Feb 10, 2011 8:52 pm
bashworth
kb46
kb46
11 February 2011

Stair tread timber type

Stair tread timber type

Our builder told me he always tried to convince his customers to use Kwila (Merbau) on the stairs because it doesn't wear so fast as most other timbers.

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kb46
Feb 11, 2011 9:38 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
11 February 2011

Land Title Registration

Land Title Registration

^^^^^ I rang up the titles office 2 days ago and they Asked if i was Mr Greg XXXXXXXXXXXX We bought the place from him 6 years ago. LOL Your bank should have a copy of…

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chrisandkate
Feb 11, 2011 1:40 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
11 February 2011

Council rates adjustment after purchase

Council rates adjustment after purchase

Your conveyancer should be able to sort this out for you. They know how much you paid in rates and should have proof of it.

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chrisandkate
Feb 11, 2011 1:42 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
11 February 2011

Questions re building of small home....

Questions re building of small home....

thanks iknowboonie ( :D ). 220m2 (or whatever it works out to be - might be way more, or a lot less - but just estimating that for now) will be the size of the back block…

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How Hard Can it Be
Feb 11, 2011 3:03 pm
sssv
sssv
11 February 2011

building Double garage

building Double garage

Hi we want to build a double garage with bricks (3 sides) & steel roof.. Could someone tell me how much will it cost? Thanks

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sssv
Feb 11, 2011 3:59 pm
*frosty*
*frosty*
6 April 2012

The Porter Davis Tender Process Explained

The Porter Davis Tender Process Explained
VIC

The tender presentation also allows you to make any final structural changes. That way, when you get to your colours/electrical/tile appointment, you can pick your…

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*frosty*
Apr 06, 2012 7:26 pm
*frosty*
Zinnober
Zinnober
13 February 2011

Gloss White Paint

Gloss White Paint

White enamel paint yellows over time so use an acrylic (water based), Dulux aquanamel is a great choice and it won't discolour. Hope this helps.

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Zinnober
Feb 13, 2011 9:19 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 February 2011

extend house on corner block

extend house on corner block

Hi I would suggest you go and talk to the council. Below is a reference to varying a range of building standards for Knox Council Variation to Part 4 of the…

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bashworth
Feb 14, 2011 6:06 am
bashworth
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
14 February 2011

Cost of a carport?

Cost of a carport?

check out the stratco website.

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chrisandkate
Feb 14, 2011 8:47 am

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