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Mr & Mrs Fixit
Mr & Mrs Fixit
24 January 2011

Home Builders Warranty

Home Builders Warranty

Sorry to hear about your problems...we've just gone thru 12 months of the same with most of that time taken up by CGU....very long story but they'll try everything in the…

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Mr & Mrs Fixit
Jan 24, 2011 10:10 am
duke
duke
24 January 2011

CARPET CALL free underlay upgrade offer

CARPET CALL free underlay upgrade offer

What did you guys upgrade from and to? Which store was this?

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duke
Jan 24, 2011 11:35 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
24 January 2011

Neighbours!!

Neighbours!!

Just re read it (and the thread from your link) and if the water they are getting on their property is runoff from your land then you MUST (by council law) address the…

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chrisandkate
Jan 24, 2011 12:26 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
24 January 2011

Extending a deck... DIY-able??

Extending a deck... DIY-able??

Thank you very much for all of your responses and tips - very greatly appreciated. I think between the encouragement shown here, and some step by step instructions on the…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jan 24, 2011 2:55 pm
bashworth
bashworth
24 January 2011

concrete water tanks

concrete water tanks

Yes the water has been tested and it is fine to drink. The developer who has a house in the estate that the water is a bit hard and does stain…

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bashworth
Jan 24, 2011 4:45 pm
bashworth
krissytom
krissytom
24 January 2011

RED DOOR TO PAINT OR NOT TO PAINT???

RED DOOR TO PAINT OR NOT TO PAINT???

http://candyheartsandpaperflowers.blogs ... doors.html oh my, i really love the red door! i envy that i want to paint our door now to red.…

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krissytom
Jan 24, 2011 5:25 pm
Tramsok
Tramsok
24 January 2011

Mirvac, Wantirna - Victoria

Mirvac, Wantirna - Victoria
1, 2

Wow, finally got some more people on forum! Welcome everyone, good see all our future neighbours. Our land hopefully will title in the April - June timeframe. Haven't…

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Tramsok
Jan 24, 2011 5:34 pm
matt1990
matt1990
24 January 2011

Garage Extention

Garage Extention

Hi how you all going.. Just curious to find out how much it on average costs to build out a garage to make the existing garage a new room. out driveway is on a slope does…

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matt1990
Jan 24, 2011 6:46 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
24 January 2011

Painting guttering/downpipes

Painting guttering/downpipes

Agree Kek... it is good for kitchens or anywhere with a bit of a buildup... but if walls are relatively clean, just some warm soapy water would be fine I should think.

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How Hard Can it Be
Jan 24, 2011 8:47 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
24 January 2011

Newbie needing help.......

Newbie needing help.......

Yes, as others have said. You can apply for early release of deposit - the new buyers have to agree/sign the release. Not sure you need a reason... I don't recall having…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jan 24, 2011 9:18 pm
OMG
OMG
25 January 2011

Ipswich Area Contacts and Quotes Only

Ipswich Area Contacts and Quotes Only
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Hi Have just had a quote for a house we own in Raceview from the handyman (PM's husband) to replace 3m of quad guttering (not colorbond) & connect a down pipe for $345.…

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OMG
Jan 25, 2011 12:09 am
lisanne
lisanne
25 January 2011

Location of Hanging lights above island bench - wrong!!

Location of Hanging lights above island bench - wrong!!

What was written in the actual plan? I wanted my 3 lights over the bench evenly spaced out so got them to write that on the plan

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lisanne
Jan 25, 2011 2:10 pm
room4acubby
room4acubby
25 January 2011

Kinda new here, maybe need help in knowing what the stages o

Kinda new here, maybe need help in knowing what the stages o

This is what my contract says: base stage means- (a) in the case of a home with a timber floor, the stage when the concrete footings for the floor are poured…

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room4acubby
Jan 25, 2011 3:51 pm
room4acubby
ash_123
ash_123
25 January 2011

Cement Rendering

Cement Rendering

Hi Grinder, Thanks for the advice. I will be looking for a apprentice job and gain experiance to start a business in future. Thanks a lot for your advice

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ash_123
Jan 25, 2011 4:22 pm

And for those who managed to attend the Opening for the New Saltwater Displays, here are some pictures of the event. It went really well, thank you to those that managed…

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Team PD
Jan 25, 2011 5:54 pm
Team PD
Shaezy
Shaezy
25 January 2011

How do I know how much to budget???

How do I know how much to budget???

Thank you for the responses! It's given me some direction and food for thought. Now back to the budget spreadsheet I go.....

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Shaezy
Jan 25, 2011 8:01 pm
razydog
razydog
25 January 2011

Skirting - what are my rights

Skirting - what are my rights

thanks so much for the replies. We have had so many things go wrong with this build, I'm getting very emotional about it all and want to go in Thursday with a clear head.…

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razydog
Jan 25, 2011 9:23 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
26 January 2011

Modelling your land .... and then your house

Modelling your land .... and then your house

For the average punter? Too techo IMO and expensive (legally). Sketchup will do a reasonable job

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to_do_list
Jan 26, 2011 7:31 am
to_do_list
Rizzo
Rizzo
1 April 2011

should all doors be painted on the top and bottom..........

should all doors be painted on the top and bottom..........
1, 2, 3, 4

All this would happen if they would stop doing things the ancient way. In Europe ready painted doors out of the box complete with adjustable…

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Rizzo
Apr 01, 2011 5:55 pm
cherub
cherub
2 February 2011

Alfresco in Canberra

Alfresco in Canberra

As with all pergolas and alfresco areas we show clients shadow forecasts to the living areas of there house, For the small outlay it will show exactly what will happen at…

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cherub
Feb 02, 2011 5:03 pm
bashworth
bashworth
26 January 2011

First build by a novice! Please help!

First build by a novice! Please help!

I've never found that builders have been willing to give much away for free once they have fixed the price to include "free inclusions". Perhaps you should look to see if…

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bashworth
Jan 26, 2011 11:27 am
bashworth
pattycake4
pattycake4
26 January 2011

family day

family day

Wallara Waters in Wallan about 20 minutes from Craigieburn is having Family Fun Day Saturday 29th January

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pattycake4
Jan 26, 2011 12:14 pm
drewhawk
drewhawk
26 January 2011

ducted vacuum

ducted vacuum

Can anyone recommend a ducted vacuum installer in Perth?

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drewhawk
Jan 26, 2011 12:29 pm
ledgend80
ledgend80
26 January 2011

portal shed used for a house

portal shed used for a house

thanks for that nathan but we are going to use a suspened floor as we are on a sloping block. so we should be able to get around the floor issue.

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ledgend80
Jan 26, 2011 4:19 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
26 January 2011

Cost of demolishing weatherboard house VIC

Cost of demolishing weatherboard house VIC

The excavation was just a disclaimer. Where are you located? Check your PMs

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chrisandkate
Jan 26, 2011 9:23 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
27 January 2011

room sizes

room sizes

Old house was main bedroom 3.0x3.2 Bed 2 = 3.0x3.0 bathroom = 2.1x1.8 ensuite = none kitchen = 3.0x3.5 laundry = 2.1x1.8 lounge = 5.0x4.5 Meals = 4.5x3.0 paved area of…

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chrisandkate
Jan 27, 2011 11:43 am
zomtom
zomtom
27 January 2011

Guestimate on gutter cost anyone?

Guestimate on gutter cost anyone?

FYI, i've just had been quoted $2850 and $2950 for the following: *replace 52m of guttering with colorbond *installation of 52m of colorbond fascia covers *trim down of…

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zomtom
Jan 27, 2011 11:51 am
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
27 January 2011

Roof repaint/respray

Roof repaint/respray

thanks zomtom.... that helps give me a closer estimate.

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How Hard Can it Be
Jan 27, 2011 12:07 pm
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
27 January 2011

I think i am getting ripped off!! Simple kitchen reno 6.5k??

I think i am getting ripped off!! Simple kitchen reno 6.5k??

it does sound like there is probably a kick back in it for the agent. What does the 6.5k cover? To do it properly he will probably need a…

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Sheepdog
Jan 27, 2011 12:37 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
27 January 2011

What makes a perfect laundry?

What makes a perfect laundry?
1, 2, 3

I love hearing your replies :) So thank you!

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blueblueblue
Jan 27, 2011 1:05 pm
Phillshz
Phillshz
27 January 2011

Article - The Age - house sizes

Article - The Age - house sizes
1, 2, 3, 4

Land lot size`s are set by the developer,who is also in bed with the local council and they have all sorts of under the table deals going on! It all comes down…

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Phillshz
Jan 27, 2011 2:58 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
27 January 2011

Moving front tap....

Moving front tap....

Thanks everyone. Thanks Bashworth - yet again :wink: . Our front yard is probably last on our list but in the mean time, I'm just doing our research/gathering info/costings etc.

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How Hard Can it Be
Jan 27, 2011 9:31 pm
abraham
abraham
27 January 2011

Electrician?

Electrician?

Thanku guys, couple of emails to the managers and I get the sparkies number, and he wants job done without involving the builder

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abraham
Jan 27, 2011 9:33 pm
kek
kek
27 January 2011

Solar water heating and tank

Solar water heating and tank

As Judie said, if it's gas-boosted, you can't run out of hot water. We went for a larger tank - can't remember the size now, but I think it's 215L :th: - with two panels,…

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kek
Jan 27, 2011 11:44 pm
kek
the_milesy
the_milesy
28 January 2011

somerfield stage 25

somerfield stage 25

Somerfield has been plagued with Delays. I was lucky and bought in stage 1a and the land was already titiled, but been watching since then. At one stage the company…

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the_milesy
Jan 28, 2011 9:36 am
xquisite
xquisite
28 January 2011

What would you expect?

What would you expect?
1, 2, 3

It's normal practice to use oil-based paint on doors, skirts and so on. Most painters prefer it.... and our builder's standard specifications stated…

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xquisite
Jan 28, 2011 12:45 pm
MissyP
MissyP
28 January 2011

Thermal Mass

Thermal Mass

Excellent advice, I had not thought of those government websites. Of I go...

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MissyP
Jan 28, 2011 2:45 pm
MissyP
Cooper32
Cooper32
29 January 2011

Neighbour noisy air conditioner - condenser unit

Neighbour noisy air conditioner - condenser unit

^^^^ +1 Paul p you have admitted that it's you that has the problem with the noise rather than your DD, my advise would be to turn up your TV or buy some earplugs. Noises…

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Cooper32
Jan 29, 2011 12:49 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
3 February 2011

pergola,decking&garden

pergola,decking&garden

Yep, not use gypsum (it only works in some clay soils and even then it won't have effect for years) Do a search on soils and prep. I have written tonnes. Mulch is the next…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 03, 2011 2:00 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Mozzie
Mozzie
29 January 2011

Retaining wall issue

Retaining wall issue

From what I've seen/experienced it is standard practice to put the retaining wall inside the boundary. However normally the distance is 300mm not 500mm. This is because…

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Mozzie
Jan 29, 2011 8:57 pm
Mozzie
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
30 January 2011

Is a First Flush diverter worth it for a wet/charged system?

Is a First Flush diverter worth it for a wet/charged system?

We have the wet charged system here, at the end of winter I remove the screw cap at the lowest point in a thing called the 'pig pit' and drain all the water from the…

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onc_artisan
Jan 30, 2011 11:52 am
onc_artisan
catjim
catjim
30 January 2011

ducted vacuum - bagless vs. with bag, which is better?

ducted vacuum - bagless vs. with bag, which is better?

We've got a bagged Valet vacuum in our current house that's been in for around 20ish years. We have replaced the motor twice in that time. Sounds a little drastic but…

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catjim
Jan 30, 2011 6:11 pm
sleven
sleven
30 January 2011

Junk Mail

Junk Mail

Hi, sorry, not sure where you are - but if in Melbourne - the following are the two major distributors who will then contact your…

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sleven
Jan 30, 2011 10:49 pm
sleven
cheerupcharlie
cheerupcharlie
1 February 2011

Need opinions/suggestions pls

Need opinions/suggestions pls
1, 2, 3

Just wanted to let you know I've put up the latest plan on my own thread now. I've changed a couple more things slightly. Sorry ERIN but I…

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cheerupcharlie
Feb 01, 2011 1:26 am
John Condon
John Condon
1 February 2011

Going down instead of raising

Going down instead of raising

Be very careful when going down - if you hit unexpected soils or rock it could cost a fortune in extra excavation fees and so on. I suggest getting a Geotechnical…

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John Condon
Feb 01, 2011 6:14 pm
ESB
ESB
1 February 2011

How important is a rear access in garage to the garden?

How important is a rear access in garage to the garden?

We don't have any access in/out of our garage except through the roller door, but we have full drive through access into the backyard through the side gate. We only had…

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ESB
Feb 01, 2011 6:50 pm
ESB
timbo2002
timbo2002
1 February 2011

Modern Corner Block House

Modern Corner Block House

Thanks for the reply guys. Metricon are out of the budget. But i think we found a good option on the weekend. Really good for maximizing the back yard.

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timbo2002
Feb 01, 2011 7:09 pm
darrell81
darrell81
1 February 2011

whos right me or the builder

whos right me or the builder

yep there in the contract document as 1 metre of over head cupboards.i,ll be ringing them in the morning.thanks

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darrell81
Feb 01, 2011 8:31 pm


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