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onc_artisan
Dec 21, 2010 3:50 pm
onc_artisan
Caterpie
Caterpie
21 December 2010

Architect vs Building Designer vs Draftsman?

Architect vs Building Designer vs Draftsman?

Mrs B, we are in the building design stage and would appreciate contact details of your architecture. Like all other posters, we've been quoted some 10% - 15% of building…

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Caterpie
Dec 21, 2010 4:18 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
21 December 2010

Where is your fridge water point located?

Where is your fridge water point located?

Thanks all! I thought there may have been a reason why my plumber put the water point so high up. LOL

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blueblueblue
Dec 21, 2010 4:26 pm
RoofPlum66
RoofPlum66
21 December 2010

Gates in Perth

Gates in Perth

Well got the phone call in morning Hi its blah blah from idiot city i got your brace all powder coated ready to put on again Great i said Can i come around now to fit it…

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RoofPlum66
Dec 21, 2010 10:11 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
22 December 2010

Plasterer recommendations in Adelaide

Plasterer recommendations in Adelaide

Can anyone recommend a plasterer in Adelaide?

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blueblueblue
Dec 22, 2010 9:41 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
22 December 2010

Ideal placement of outdoor items (clothes line etc)

Ideal placement of outdoor items (clothes line etc)

If you prefer shade for your clothes lone then you should try placing it so it gets only morning sun (East) that way there won't be max heat. You will need to ensure it…

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chrisandkate
Dec 22, 2010 2:37 pm
g.imagine
g.imagine
23 December 2010

basement costs

basement costs

The basement will/might be used for a theatre room. But an attic will be a really good idea! However, I have never heard of a single storey house with an attic... Will…

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g.imagine
Dec 23, 2010 2:39 pm
RoofPlum66
RoofPlum66
23 December 2010

Knocking down wall - how can this be solved?

Knocking down wall - how can this be solved?

Cool Mick If your going to do the ceiling yourself to (isnt hard) go so the guy at the ceiling shop in bayswater they got everything there. our laundry ceiling only cost…

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RoofPlum66
Dec 23, 2010 4:45 pm
kellyu
kellyu
17 July 2011

Show us your CaesarStone joins

Show us your CaesarStone joins

I hope you can help me, as it's really p*ssing me off that we are unable to shout at the stonemason, due to the problem only appearing a…

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kellyu
Jul 17, 2011 2:26 pm
ESB
ESB
24 December 2010

Are pull out/down spring mixers difficult to keep clean?

Are pull out/down spring mixers difficult to keep clean?

I didn't have any issues ... will be putting one in this kitchen as well.

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ESB
Dec 24, 2010 2:09 pm
ESB
kassan1973
kassan1973
24 December 2010

Taking long to get hot water at the tap

Taking long to get hot water at the tap

Hi Blue, depending on what tap is causing a problem and access to pipes there is a unit available by Dux called a "everhot" it is basically a pump which connects to your…

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kassan1973
Dec 24, 2010 5:56 pm
darrell81
darrell81
24 December 2010

HELP - aligning steel posts for a deck

HELP - aligning steel posts for a deck

personally i,d leave them slightly too long and cut them to height after concretes set.i used to site demountable buildings on steel posts and that was the easiest way i…

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darrell81
Dec 24, 2010 6:20 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
6 January 2011

Professionally cleaning Heating/Cooling ducts

Professionally cleaning Heating/Cooling ducts

So long as your ducted gas system has a filter on the return air and is cleaned (the filter) on a regular basis you should be fine

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 06, 2011 11:11 pm
bashworth
bashworth
26 December 2010

Best temporary driveway option for acreage

Best temporary driveway option for acreage

Have you thought of using a geotextile under the gravel see this link http://www.permathene.com.au/?main_page=index&cPath=63 These geotextiles can help 1. Keep the…

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bashworth
Dec 26, 2010 1:31 pm
bashworth
juliaw
juliaw
26 December 2010

Wire Balastrade

Wire Balastrade

In regards to the timber that is used with the wire does anyone know much about F17 pine ? Seems hardwood is becoming difficult to obtain and we have been told by the…

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juliaw
Dec 26, 2010 4:38 pm
kmurf
kmurf
26 December 2010

Horse hair plaster - preparing for repainting.

Horse hair plaster - preparing for repainting.

Hi All This is my first forum post as I just bought a renovator for a growing family. We have horse hair plaster walls throughout our new place and need to repair…

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kmurf
Dec 26, 2010 9:07 pm
dan44
dan44
27 December 2010

hot water system

hot water system

You are spot on with the gas boost solar hot water system being the most efficient to run, yet its only econmical if you have gas (natural) running into your home. If you…

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dan44
Dec 27, 2010 12:58 am
darrell81
darrell81
27 December 2010

diy ducted vacuum

diy ducted vacuum

ok thanks for the replies

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darrell81
Dec 27, 2010 11:20 am
Scorp
Scorp
8 January 2011

Oven Electrical Oven

Oven Electrical Oven

Update on progress of changing faulty oven. Supplier to house gave a refund for this faulty Damani plugin oven. Service and understanding of my concerns was excellent.…

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Scorp
Jan 08, 2011 12:33 pm
Micklou
Micklou
28 December 2010

Downlights in a cathedral/studio ceiling

Downlights in a cathedral/studio ceiling

Thanks Steve. I think that is the thing - speaking to lots of lighting people and tradies. The problem is that every person we speak with has a different product that…

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Micklou
Dec 28, 2010 10:30 am
Nonna
Nonna
15 January 2011

Hafele door hardware

Hafele door hardware

I seem to recall that Haefele sell directly to the public…

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Nonna
Jan 15, 2011 7:20 pm
Nonna
pattycake4
pattycake4
30 April 2011

Where did/would you put sensor lights?

Where did/would you put sensor lights?

I am having 2 inside 1 in wip and the other in wil, maybe 3 outside.

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pattycake4
Apr 30, 2011 1:05 pm
darrell81
darrell81
30 December 2010

timber frames

timber frames

darrell (or anyone else), while on this issue, what are your thoughts on noggins that are cut too short for the space between the studs? A friend…

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darrell81
Dec 30, 2010 12:29 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
1 January 2011

Powder rooms and exhaust fans

Powder rooms and exhaust fans

We have an ensuite with no window, and also a main bathroom / laundry with no window, and also no exhaust fans in either.

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grace_slick
Jan 01, 2011 9:14 pm
grace_slick
NAJ
NAJ
30 December 2010

What alternatives are there to gyprock walls and ceilings?

What alternatives are there to gyprock walls and ceilings?

Guys, Planning a new farm house and was wanting ideas for materials to use for internal walls instead of gyprock plasterboard. Any load bearing internal walls will be…

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NAJ
Dec 30, 2010 8:39 pm
MadMaree
MadMaree
31 December 2010

Water damage subfloor under walls

Water damage subfloor under walls

Hi everyone, I'm a Newbie and don't know all of the technical terms for this kind of stuff, so please be patient and use simple terms or descriptions to help if Possible …

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MadMaree
Dec 31, 2010 1:23 am
lisanne
lisanne
31 December 2010

Does anyone have a fire plan???

Does anyone have a fire plan???
1, 2, 3

My plan is to leave too. Grab the laptop and charger and maybe 1 or two items but that's about it and some clothes if there is time and head south providing that way is…

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lisanne
Dec 31, 2010 12:01 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
31 December 2010

Gables - what are the options?

Gables - what are the options?

What are the other options for gables? Villaboard? What would you normally match it to? Door/garage door?

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blueblueblue
Dec 31, 2010 2:46 pm
kek
kek
3 January 2011

What does you exterior lighting consist of?

What does you exterior lighting consist of?

The "right" type of light is going to depend on the house design, how you use each of the outdoor areas and what effect you're after. Perhaps if you post some specifics…

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kek
Jan 03, 2011 8:01 pm
kek
CC101
CC101
24 January 2011

Double entrance doors

Double entrance doors

thanks miss for the information and link. my builder supplies only corinthian doors - so can not select humedoors.

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CC101
Jan 24, 2011 12:29 am
Mozzie
Mozzie
31 December 2010

build to boundary guttering overhang's neighbours property

build to boundary guttering overhang's neighbours property

^^^ so when it over flows it drains onto your gutter? Totally illegal.

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Mozzie
Dec 31, 2010 7:31 pm
Mozzie
kek
kek
31 December 2010

What kind of clothes line have you got?

What kind of clothes line have you got?

This subject's been covered in a number of threads. Try some of…

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kek
Dec 31, 2010 9:05 pm
kek

my new clothesline had one of those ones that mounts on the wall just didnot…

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yvette72
Dec 31, 2010 10:53 pm
MattM-WA
MattM-WA
1 January 2011

Is my sparky correct?

Is my sparky correct?

Yes, Us sparkies only clip cable so they are out the way of the plasterboard and ceiling. Most gyprock guys are a$$ holes when cables hang under ceiling joists - they will…

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MattM-WA
Jan 01, 2011 12:39 am
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
2 January 2011

Do you have a large mirror in your bathroom?

Do you have a large mirror in your bathroom?

Thanks for your responses :) Do you have cornice directly above the mirror?

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blueblueblue
Jan 02, 2011 11:29 pm
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Victoria_g06
Mar 07, 2011 9:23 pm
Victoria_g06
ring09
ring09
1 January 2011

Do you have White grout anywhere?

Do you have White grout anywhere?

Kek, what is the name of the sealer you used and where did you buy it? I have white floor and white wall tiles with white grout and would like to seal them before we move in.

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ring09
Jan 01, 2011 11:11 pm
ring09
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
1 January 2011

Neighbours and complying development

Neighbours and complying development

Maybe you just need to word the approach a little differently. Instead of saying: "Here's our plans, what do you think?" You say: "Our plans are complete and I thought you…

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Cabinfever
Jan 01, 2011 11:55 pm
Cabinfever

I cant keep my kids off it, they love it. Its so cute to see my 3 year old climbing up the rock-climbing wall. Mine is between a mandarin tree & on the other side is a…

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Wozzzaaa
Mar 10, 2011 10:53 pm
kb46
kb46
11 January 2011

Bath tile joins. Mitred or stainless steel strip?

Bath tile joins. Mitred or stainless steel strip?

My choice was a strip because: * A strip is easier to install and get right - will look much better than a poorly done mitre join. * A strip would be less likely to…

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kb46
Jan 11, 2011 6:07 pm
qonyx
qonyx
3 January 2011

Prioritization Matrix - Understanding what is important!!!

Prioritization Matrix - Understanding what is important!!!

thanks KB & Bash.. i've just decided to post through google docs and use the link link is below https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B7WTHZ ... y=CL2EiIUE Bash - BTW nice blog :-)

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qonyx
Jan 03, 2011 8:13 pm
qonyx
nrh157
nrh157
4 January 2011

Signing house contract

Signing house contract

You will also need to consider the term of the contract. We signed our in Feb '10 & it was valid to 30 June, land reg was delayed so builder took opportunity to inform us…

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nrh157
Jan 04, 2011 6:06 am
nrh157
baby2onthe way
baby2onthe way
4 January 2011

Excavator Sydney

Excavator Sydney

We want to convert our underhouse area into living space. This requires removal of sandstone but we are finding it very difficult to find anyone to excavate this. It will…

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baby2onthe way
Jan 04, 2011 8:23 am
aircooled
aircooled
4 January 2011

Rammed Earth Construction

Rammed Earth Construction

The problem for cold climates is not the rammed earth, but rather the passive solar design. The building fabric is rarely the main culprit if houses are too cold in…

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aircooled
Jan 04, 2011 1:45 pm
joshuablee0011
joshuablee0011
4 January 2011

Whipper Snipper INFO

Whipper Snipper INFO

Hi I've got this old Whippersnipper/Brushcutter and i wanted to find out some more information on it. Like Engine size (cc) and Power etc. It is a Dolmar MS-4100. Here…

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joshuablee0011
Jan 04, 2011 8:20 pm
Trinity
Trinity
4 January 2011

Quickest way to clean 300sqm+ of hardwood flooring?

Quickest way to clean 300sqm+ of hardwood flooring?

It's the widest dust mop I could find in my local Bunnings. I have seen cleaners using wider dust mops in shopping centres though :lol: . I think they're called scissor mops.…

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Trinity
Jan 04, 2011 11:19 pm
Chuq
Chuq
5 January 2011

Where did/would you put security cameras?

Where did/would you put security cameras?

We'll be pre-wiring for cameras at each corner of the house.. under the eaves is probably the best description of the location but we don't actually have eaves - they'll…

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Chuq
Jan 05, 2011 10:12 am
Chuq
Bam
Bam
5 January 2011

What is your bath hob made out of?

What is your bath hob made out of?

Your chippy will take care of it, dont worry :) Have you got plans drawn? Have you started? I wouldnt worry about stuff like that unless your up to it, trust me, there's…

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Bam
Jan 05, 2011 10:31 pm
Bam
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
5 January 2011

Did you paint your lintels?

Did you paint your lintels?

Solverpaint recommended degreasing with solprep degreaser then coated with Galv-link one coat and then 2 coats of top coat if it is oil-based or water-based paint…

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blueblueblue
Jan 05, 2011 2:56 pm

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