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S&M
S&M
12 October 2010

downpipe issue plz help

downpipe issue plz help

hi people just wondering if someone could help. I will be having a downpipe on my front pillar of my new home now i know its going to look ugly and i do not want it…

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S&M
Oct 12, 2010 5:55 pm
S&M
*frosty*
*frosty*
16 October 2010

solar panels - cost and best brands

solar panels - cost and best brands

My understanding is that it's AGL customers in the Jemena distribution patch. The 32c is a shoulder rate for a couple of hours in the evening. I'm aware of the article,…

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*frosty*
Oct 16, 2010 8:35 pm
*frosty*
flagstaffIV
flagstaffIV
12 October 2010

Front frence recommendation?

Front frence recommendation?

Hey Rinny... Have a look at this product. It was something I was considering before we started building our house…

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flagstaffIV
Oct 12, 2010 10:04 pm
flagstaffIV
Ben01
Ben01
12 October 2010

Gap under fence - how can i fill it?

Gap under fence - how can i fill it?

Hi everyone, I have about a 40cm high limestone retaining wall with a 15 metre colourbond fence on top of it. There is a gap between fence and limestone of varying…

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Ben01
Oct 12, 2010 10:35 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
13 October 2010

Demolition and salvage

Demolition and salvage

Most of the time, when you sign off on a demolition, the demo company owns everything considered part of the house from the moment you sign. You would have to specify the…

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chrisandkate
Oct 13, 2010 8:12 am
Bendnsnap
Bendnsnap
13 October 2010

Kit home..Steel or Timber ?? Build to lock up..

Kit home..Steel or Timber ?? Build to lock up..

Hi Jess, Just came fown to floor plan in the end, and also price. PAAL are also very good, so probably much of a muchness really. DH wants stumps. We have a quote…

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Bendnsnap
Oct 13, 2010 8:27 am
Bam
Bam
13 October 2010

Tradies, Shoes and Timber Floors

Tradies, Shoes and Timber Floors
1, 2, 3, 4

Ive edited something in your post which I felt wasnt necessary. I hope everyone is done, otherwise I will lock the thread :wink:

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Bam
Oct 13, 2010 9:43 am
Bam
Eskay40
Eskay40
13 October 2010

Tree Removal before building a new house

Tree Removal before building a new house

Hi Conrad, We just did this with Maroondah Council. Get an arborist to identify the tree's and, better yet, see if there is anything wrong with them. One of mine was…

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Eskay40
Oct 13, 2010 10:26 am
Eskay40
karenr
karenr
13 October 2010

Recommendations for glaziers, tilers & stone masons Sydney

Recommendations for glaziers, tilers & stone masons Sydney

Emma I have a tiler that is absolutely meticulous. Having said this, it means he's slow, and as he charges by the hour, that makes him not cheap. However I chose badly in…

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karenr
Oct 13, 2010 11:30 am
gabbybuild10
gabbybuild10
13 October 2010

is it cheaper to organise ur own site works??

is it cheaper to organise ur own site works??

this thread has an interesting viewpoint from the builders' side and how "cheaper" site costs can become more expensive:

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gabbybuild10
Oct 13, 2010 11:48 am
mishb
mishb
13 October 2010

Ceiling cornices or not?

Ceiling cornices or not?
1, 2

Cornice fan here. We live in a period home with a modern extension (built before we bought the house). I always thought there was something strange and unfinished…

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mishb
Oct 13, 2010 8:13 pm
BlackSpider
BlackSpider
13 October 2010

could u tell if wht kind of roof is this?

could u tell if wht kind of roof is this?

Technically, it's a sheet metal corrugated roof. Almost certainly Colorbond, but no guarantee.

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BlackSpider
Oct 13, 2010 8:50 pm
nerak
nerak
14 October 2010

Anyone built with PGH Gledswood Blend?

Anyone built with PGH Gledswood Blend?

Just found out it would cost an additional $11,308 to build my house with Gledswood Blend in lieu of the standard brick range! Now I know why I can't find any pictures of…

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nerak
Oct 14, 2010 9:46 am
Xander
Xander
11 January 2011

How Much??????? Quote your Painting / Tiling / Carpet

How Much??????? Quote your Painting / Tiling / Carpet
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Hi KoIL, Sorry for late response, haven't been online in a while. No worries about the photos, I've been trying to organise a time to see an example of his work but it's…

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Xander
Jan 11, 2011 5:30 pm
Xander
Casa2
Casa2
14 October 2010

Minimum bedroom size in apartment

Minimum bedroom size in apartment

2.35 m is very narrow. I would say a 2.7 m by 3.0 m bedroom would be a minimum size.

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Casa2
Oct 14, 2010 7:17 pm
jonedwards80
jonedwards80
14 October 2010

Ball park Quote for Home Extension

Ball park Quote for Home Extension

So we had two builders come out. One did a quick run-through of ideas, etc and said about $130k to get it all done. The other was a lot more thorough and said around the…

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jonedwards80
Oct 14, 2010 8:58 pm
chriso
chriso
14 October 2010

Advice Needed on final internal selections and colours

Advice Needed on final internal selections and colours

Hi all - We are about to finalise all our internal selections with our builder next week and would really love everyone's thoughts, opintions, comments on the below…

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chriso
Oct 14, 2010 9:28 pm
xquisite
xquisite
18 October 2010

Windows - Match the inside or the outside???

Windows - Match the inside or the outside???

I agree with Ed. I'd most likely go with white, but remember that this will make a feature of the windows from the outside so hopefully your design can handle this.

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xquisite
Oct 18, 2010 10:13 am
jbyway
jbyway
14 October 2010

Liquidated Damages Clause

Liquidated Damages Clause

Thanks everyone. Hopefully the builder will let me put the clause in. I guess I can pull the whole "well why are you worried about having this clause in the contract if…

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jbyway
Oct 14, 2010 10:46 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
19 December 2010

Old house - no water meter!

Old house - no water meter!

Also has no tap handle so wondering how to turn it off. Ring Sydney water and tell them the handle is missing on the meter. They'll…

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vvs mand
Dec 19, 2010 10:46 am
Machiars
Machiars
16 October 2010

House lower than neighbours, and building on the boundary.

House lower than neighbours, and building on the boundary.

We had to go out to the block tonight to check out the painting, and that section in between the 2 houses was a pool of water. Everywhere else seemed fine drainage…

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Machiars
Oct 16, 2010 12:31 am
Machiars
Wateman
Wateman
7 February 2012

House painting Prices

House painting Prices
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Be careful of picking the cheapest too.. My parents picked the cheapest quote, guys ad said 40 years experience but it was the worst job ive ever seen.. He painted over…

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Wateman
Feb 07, 2012 5:54 pm
Wateman
kek
kek
16 October 2010

Colour appointment for dummies?

Colour appointment for dummies?

I spoke to the colour consultant yesterday and she said I don't need to see tile/carpet info before our meeting cos we'll be fine just to pick…

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kek
Oct 16, 2010 8:43 am
kek

Hi, I've got BIR in all the bedrooms, but they are bricked down to 24 course and the ceiling inside is at 28 course, so there is a bit of space to store things on the top…

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iduno
Oct 16, 2010 9:07 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 October 2010

Does your house have the " clike clike" sound?

Does your house have the " clike clike" sound?

Did I read on here that sometime in time around 2002-4 there was a batch of faulty nails or something used in roof trusses? It was a post made years ago. Anyone know or remember?

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 16, 2010 11:49 am
The Garden Whisperer
TheOK
TheOK
16 October 2010

What is the material of this wall

What is the material of this wall

It's stippled plaster that's been trowelled. EDIT: the applicator looks like a round broom.

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TheOK
Oct 16, 2010 5:29 pm
TheOK
MJAB
MJAB
17 October 2010

Power tariffs and meters - new house

Power tariffs and meters - new house

HI we are on Residential Peak anytime Tariff at present off contract with energy australia We are building a new house , I assume will have to have a smart meter with…

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MJAB
Oct 17, 2010 11:22 am
foc1
foc1
17 October 2010

Plumbing pipe sizes in Australia...

Plumbing pipe sizes in Australia...

Hey Ya.... You might have got the answers. The replies do make sense. I am sure you might have been done by now. However for any of your plumbing needs you can try direct…

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foc1
Oct 17, 2010 1:15 pm
Nate
Nate
17 October 2010

Having the wool pulled over your eyes

Having the wool pulled over your eyes

Yeah your'e probably right Ed but its the principal of the whole thing not to mention the four months of time totally wasted with this git.

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Nate
Oct 17, 2010 2:34 pm
OwnHome
OwnHome
29 October 2010

Perth removalists

Perth removalists

I know its 2 late, but mite b helpful 4 others one stop moving shop, perth 0402 837 565

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OwnHome
Oct 29, 2010 1:33 pm
theblake
theblake
18 October 2010

My neighbour's roof and stormwater goes all the way in my bl

My neighbour's roof and stormwater goes all the way in my bl
1, 2

just had a look with a torch, the greenness of it was not evident in the sunlight but under close inspection with the torch most definitely moss, especially closer to the…

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theblake
Oct 17, 2010 11:34 pm
Nightshade
Nightshade
18 October 2010

Roomba and Scooba - reviews and opinions

Roomba and Scooba - reviews and opinions

Love my roomba! Only downside is you have to remember to empty it before you use it or after you finish using it

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Nightshade
Oct 18, 2010 10:38 am
alk
alk
18 October 2010

Is the builder trying to pull a fast one?

Is the builder trying to pull a fast one?

Not a fast one at all, unfair but all builders do it. We built with Coral and had fixed price site costs but nowhere was mentioned in the contract or tender about excess…

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alk
Oct 18, 2010 11:21 am
alk
Team PD
Team PD
18 October 2010

Fill in our quick survey for your chance to win! (CLOSED)

Fill in our quick survey for your chance to win! (CLOSED)

You're most welcome! Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions with us :)

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Team PD
Oct 18, 2010 2:11 pm
Team PD
buildingwest
buildingwest
18 October 2010

House Designs for North Facing Block

House Designs for North Facing Block

Hi, It may be helpful to give the width and length of your block. Do you have any restrictions for your build? For example some estates you are not allowed to build on…

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buildingwest
Oct 18, 2010 4:51 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
19 October 2010

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo Flooring

The "cheap" bamboo is/was known to haev issues in relation to moisture. So basically, the product was not being dried correctly and was getting shipped here with a high…

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anthony_carter
Oct 19, 2010 8:21 am
wayne6666
wayne6666
18 October 2010

Roof Tiles

Roof Tiles

Hi prisden, we are building with Mcdonald Jones in sydney's north west. When we did our tile selection we wanted a glossy look on a flat profile. I originally chose the…

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wayne6666
Oct 18, 2010 6:18 pm
cheltenham3192
cheltenham3192
18 October 2010

satalite photos of somerfield

satalite photos of somerfield

Nearmap is now updating some of their Melbourne aerial photography. Their site has advised that bad weather has delayed updates in Melbourne for some time, but it looks…

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cheltenham3192
Oct 18, 2010 7:49 pm
Lex
Lex
12 December 2010

Skirting Boards Coming Away From The Wall

Skirting Boards Coming Away From The Wall
1, 2

Thanks very much, chippy! Yeah, when I think of it a bit more, it's not easy, especially with the fine details/scribing :( Thanks again :D

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Lex
Dec 12, 2010 8:17 am
Lex
Doncaster
Doncaster
18 October 2010

Steelworks for 40 squares two storey house

Steelworks for 40 squares two storey house

A newbie in the process of building 40 square two storey house in Melbourne. Received two quotes, both slightly under 30k. I was told that steel prices gone through the…

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Doncaster
Oct 18, 2010 8:55 pm
Ted White
Ted White
9 November 2010

Sound check vs sound screen

Sound check vs sound screen

No time wasting, that's for sure! Thanks.

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Ted White
Nov 09, 2010 1:07 am
jbyway
jbyway
18 October 2010

Builder reneging on inclusions -URGENT ADVICE NEEDED

Builder reneging on inclusions -URGENT ADVICE NEEDED

Good news! The builder came to the party and paid for the inclusions worke out to $1000 worth had we had to pay for it ourselves.

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jbyway
Oct 18, 2010 9:39 pm
House_of_Dreams
House_of_Dreams
19 October 2010

Doorbell

Doorbell

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Modern+door+bell

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House_of_Dreams
Oct 19, 2010 1:17 pm
House_of_Dreams
mpcj
mpcj
19 October 2010

All things mattress

All things mattress
1, 2

Thank you all so much. All the advice on the pillowtop was interesting. I've had my bed for 9 years and I think the pillowtop is what is causing me to wake up sore - as…

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mpcj
Oct 19, 2010 9:19 pm
mpcj
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1st timer
Oct 19, 2010 11:19 pm
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ESB
Oct 20, 2010 12:11 pm
ESB
melbmeg
melbmeg
20 October 2010

any reason on two story house plan rejected by city council?

any reason on two story house plan rejected by city council?

The size of the land can be an issue too. In Port Phillip, if the land is over 500sm you don't need planning permission for a single dwelling (including double storey).…

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melbmeg
Oct 20, 2010 6:28 pm
yvette72
yvette72
21 October 2010

Feedback Indigo v's Perry Homes QLD

Feedback Indigo v's Perry Homes QLD

donot build with perry homes can private me for more info if you like, let just say looking at building again and would not build with them again

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yvette72
Oct 21, 2010 1:00 pm


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