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Servicelocator
Servicelocator
25 October 2010

The Ponds land valuations

The Ponds land valuations

Hi, I managed to get a valuation done through the bank and they came up with a value $5000 less than the purchase prices stating that they have reduced the probable $5000…

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Servicelocator
Oct 25, 2010 7:36 am
Arcadia
Arcadia
25 October 2010

changes to plans with no information - what to do

changes to plans with no information - what to do

This is very poor practise from the builder. You need to be contacting the state organization which handles building disputes to see where your legal standing is and what…

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Arcadia
Oct 25, 2010 2:00 pm
Arcadia
doogs82
doogs82
25 October 2010

House deign ideas for sloping corner block with city views

House deign ideas for sloping corner block with city views

Arcadia, if we can get our plans into council first, before other blocks around us, hopefully that should sort out any overlooking issues. The setback on the side street…

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doogs82
Oct 25, 2010 5:08 pm
nettie.b
nettie.b
25 October 2010

Lake Macquarie City Council

Lake Macquarie City Council

Thats great!! Hope our builders are just as quick, oh and the bank ::: All the best with your house. Nettie

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nettie.b
Oct 25, 2010 6:36 pm
nettie.b
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
25 October 2010

Sales Consultants

Sales Consultants

I (We) don't like our sales guy, but He's the one our builder (small builder/franchise owner) says we have to deal with for the most part leading up to the build. We're…

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chrisandkate
Oct 25, 2010 9:08 pm
lisa10
lisa10
25 October 2010

Cost of building

Cost of building

There really are some terrible situations out there - it seems there is a body to protect builders, but nothing for us (except expensive lawyers!) Thanks for all your…

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lisa10
Oct 25, 2010 9:48 pm
huiting
huiting
26 October 2010

hi there, is there anyone build their house by ROSS NORTH th

hi there, is there anyone build their house by ROSS NORTH th

hi there, is there anyone build their house by ROSS NORTH through the consultant in southern river? Please give some feedback, thanks

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huiting
Oct 26, 2010 12:16 am
fireater
fireater
26 October 2010

renovation post war home

renovation post war home

Hi Marg I'm doing something very similar in Stafford Heights. Post war 3 bedroom. We are not raising, but extending and removing internal walls. The first thing I would…

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fireater
Oct 26, 2010 7:58 am
JJ305
JJ305
12 December 2010

Plain concrete driveway pricing

Plain concrete driveway pricing

We have been getting quotes to get our driveway concreted in plain concrete. We have been quoted around $4400 inc GST. This is for evething…

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JJ305
Dec 12, 2010 5:25 pm
Reccymech
Reccymech
26 October 2010

Recommended Shed/Workshop sales and installers in WA

Recommended Shed/Workshop sales and installers in WA

We had a 6 X 7 X 3 shed (gable roof) installed by a local metro outdoor supplier. They had their own installer, we supplied the concreter. Due to the design a bottom frame…

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Reccymech
Oct 26, 2010 11:45 am
chriskq
chriskq
26 October 2010

Common DA amendment times

Common DA amendment times

thought of that option; very tempting - but as our property/building is so small is will be easier to build the ground and first floor from scratch again. Also who knows…

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chriskq
Oct 26, 2010 3:31 pm
Tamsin
Tamsin
26 October 2010

Paint Colours

Paint Colours

Hi there! Has anyone used Wattyl Donkey 1/4 strength interior paint or Chino for exterior? Would love to see some pics! Thanks. Tamsin

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Tamsin
Oct 26, 2010 4:27 pm
Geoff0001
Geoff0001
27 October 2010

Awning timber sizes

Awning timber sizes

Thankyou for your help and advice.

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Geoff0001
Oct 27, 2010 6:09 pm
kexkez
kexkez
26 October 2010

Big rock

Big rock

Hi Anuda you might want to give some further information on approximately where you are as there's no point in someone in a hugely different part of NSW suggesting a…

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kexkez
Oct 26, 2010 9:36 pm
kexkez
jbo
jbo
27 October 2010

Negotiating Quote Price

Negotiating Quote Price

the chance of getting the price lower is not good, however we have been offered extras like colourbond roof upgrade for free.

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jbo
Oct 27, 2010 2:06 pm
patad
patad
27 October 2010

builders license fee?

builders license fee?

i agree. thanks for your reply.

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patad
Oct 27, 2010 3:05 pm
Manuel
Manuel
23 December 2010

understanding energy effiency laws

understanding energy effiency laws

Residential Building Mandatory Disclosure (RBMD) is the next step the government is planning to introduce after the…

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Manuel
Dec 23, 2010 1:27 pm
lilizzy7
lilizzy7
28 October 2010

For those who built with Homebuyers Centre - Help!

For those who built with Homebuyers Centre - Help!

Thanks, I hope so too! Good news is we signed with them today! Our consultant has been so helpful over the last few…

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lilizzy7
Oct 28, 2010 1:51 am
deeps
deeps
23 October 2014

Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl Plank Flooring

what sort of prices are people being quoted per sqm for the allure floors?

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deeps
Oct 23, 2014 12:11 am
mxu7
mxu7
28 October 2010

Land Shortage Tarneit

Land Shortage Tarneit

hi, baronx, which land lot did you buy from the heartland? i am going to pay 10% deposit this sunday for a land in…

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mxu7
Oct 28, 2010 5:19 pm
mdzzj
mdzzj
29 October 2010

Driveway and Fencing in western suburbs, Melbourne

Driveway and Fencing in western suburbs, Melbourne

Hi there I would recommend the people who did our driveway :D (details on blog below) I would not recommend our fencer :(

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mdzzj
Oct 29, 2010 7:22 am
simonk83
simonk83
29 October 2010

Builder for extension

Builder for extension

Thanks guys. chrisandkate, I will PM you, just in the early stages at the moment so I'll get back to you when we have things a little clearer :) iknowboonie, being able to…

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simonk83
Oct 29, 2010 11:19 am
Caromac
Caromac
29 October 2010

Cost of House land packages in WA

Cost of House land packages in WA

Thanks for the info Huggy_B. I will let them know. Cheers,

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Caromac
Oct 29, 2010 1:35 pm
Caromac
Cozmo
Cozmo
29 October 2010

Colourbond fencer in Cranbourne

Colourbond fencer in Cranbourne

Well you could look at the treads of estates around your area. Try Mark from Somerset details here…

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Cozmo
Oct 29, 2010 2:17 pm
XT4V
XT4V
29 October 2010

Smoking inside new house

Smoking inside new house

good news.. so what parts of work are you responsible for? you don't often hear of an owner being part of the physical building process... is your other half a tradie?

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XT4V
Oct 29, 2010 4:07 pm
J&K
J&K
29 October 2010

Building Dual Occupancy

Building Dual Occupancy

Does not sound like a problem to me. You will need to check local council guidelines in their Development Control Plan (DCP). Allow a services easement down to the rear…

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J&K
Oct 29, 2010 5:13 pm
J&K
suh
suh
29 October 2010

Disadvantages in a corner block

Disadvantages in a corner block
1, 2

The first house we bought was on a corner block and we lived there for 17 years. There were no disadvantages apart from the extra lawn maintenance...and that wasn't my worry ::lol::

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suh
Oct 29, 2010 9:28 pm
suh
AJW
AJW
29 October 2010

Rates for Fencing

Rates for Fencing

but as my neighbour is demanding for the fence, I have to look into the details of fencing at this…

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AJW
Oct 29, 2010 9:48 pm
theoneandonly?
theoneandonly?
30 October 2010

Seeking advice on NOISY neighbours

Seeking advice on NOISY neighbours
1, 2, 3

what would i do?? id put him out of HIS comfort zone if they dont wanna come to the party and show some respect. he has gotta sleep sometime, right??? plenty of things…

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theoneandonly?
Oct 30, 2010 10:49 am
TheOK
TheOK
30 October 2010

Moderator

Moderator

Hi Forum Moderator, I could't find a place to email you privately? I wanted to ask you if I could post some info about a research study i'm…

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TheOK
Oct 30, 2010 6:51 pm
TheOK
themax
themax
30 October 2010

Builders Next Door Using My Water

Builders Next Door Using My Water

Glad you had a good resolution IP! How rude of them. :)

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themax
Oct 30, 2010 8:07 pm
themax
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
30 October 2010

planning permit wait.....

planning permit wait.....

Our amendment (and I stress the word amendment) took 10 months to get approved - and that was without any objections or…

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cookie_monster
Oct 30, 2010 8:58 pm
qonyx
qonyx
31 October 2010

Oran Park Display Homes - Kitchen Photos

Oran Park Display Homes - Kitchen Photos

Hi Kaytee, yesterdas was very busy and hot too here in Sydney.. well worth it as it gaves us loads of ideas.

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qonyx
Oct 31, 2010 5:56 am
qonyx
eimaj
eimaj
21 January 2011

Laminate flooring in a kitchen

Laminate flooring in a kitchen

We are looking at getting laminate flooring in our kitchen. I have read numerous posts about the good and bad of it. …

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eimaj
Jan 21, 2011 8:44 pm
qonyx
qonyx
31 October 2010

Townhome / Duplex / Freestanding Combo Estates?

Townhome / Duplex / Freestanding Combo Estates?

Hi, Does anyone live in an estate that has a combination of townhouses / duplex and freestanding homes that has matured (ie > 3 years). What is it like? Are there more…

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qonyx
Oct 31, 2010 7:46 am
qonyx
TheOK
TheOK
31 October 2010

Low water pressure

Low water pressure

Great pressure. Apparently im told its my Pressure limiting valve on my side of the mete which are common in my…

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TheOK
Oct 31, 2010 12:37 pm
TheOK

My parents rabbit has had 4 baby rabbits that they are giving away, they are 3 weeks old and will be available to be picked up in around…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Ritchiefamily
Ritchiefamily
31 October 2010

STAGE 9 RELEASE

STAGE 9 RELEASE

Alamanda Point Cook :D

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Ritchiefamily
Oct 31, 2010 4:36 pm
Striking
Striking
31 October 2010

HELP - Am I getting dodged by my architect?

HELP - Am I getting dodged by my architect?

You will need to refer to the terms of your contract. If it was a fixed priced contract or cost plus. As a general rule, Architects should not be providing firm estimates…

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Striking
Oct 31, 2010 5:21 pm
AJW
AJW
3 November 2010

House purchased that has illegal wiring

House purchased that has illegal wiring

I have thought of the building inspection guy, since he should have atleast notified me that the down lights were covered by insulation - but…

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AJW
Nov 03, 2010 1:53 am
qonyx
qonyx
31 October 2010

Community Strata & Living

Community Strata & Living

Thanks Zozo.. thats the kind of thing that I like to hear.... The message seems to be consistent in these estates that they tend to be young families... much like us -…

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qonyx
Oct 31, 2010 8:50 pm
qonyx
sconn
sconn
16 November 2010

PVC Windows

PVC Windows

PVC Windows.... We did a total renovation on an old house in Hobart 3 years ago and replaced all the windows with tilt & turn Kommerling units. We even used a Kommerling…

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sconn
Nov 16, 2010 6:00 pm
Tomartyn
Tomartyn
2 November 2010

Major Wiring Concerns

Major Wiring Concerns

Thankyou for the response, and sorry for putting it in the wrong spot, thanks for moving it mods! >.< We just got our loan through so we're going to be getting people in…

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Tomartyn
Nov 02, 2010 1:20 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
23 July 2011

Data Cabling and You

Data Cabling and You
1 ... 5, 6, 7

It does cost a few dollars but in comparison to doing it later or the potential cost of lost / stolen data on a wireless network it is priceless.

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mattwalker
Jul 23, 2011 4:46 pm
mattwalker
kek
kek
1 November 2010

Placement of outside tap

Placement of outside tap

:lol: :lol: I wonder about the logic of the plumber's explanation anyway - having a tap placed above the gully trap doesn't guarantee that water will be run into the drain on a…

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kek
Nov 01, 2010 1:07 pm
kek
grom40
grom40
1 November 2010

Roofing: colorbond versus concrete tiled

Roofing: colorbond versus concrete tiled

I had a quote done by a builder (in regional Vic) who said that colorbond is cheaper than tiles for him to buy and thus would be cheaper for me to have on my home. I…

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grom40
Nov 01, 2010 1:38 pm
grom40
wizard
wizard
3 November 2010

CHEAP carpet cleaner near Truganina

CHEAP carpet cleaner near Truganina

Does anyone know of a CHEAP carpet cleaner in and around Truganina, we have to get our rental carpets cleaned before we hand over the keys, I don’t care about quality or…

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wizard
Nov 03, 2010 10:50 am
wizard


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