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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 10:27 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 11:14 am
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 11:29 am
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 3:19 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 8:23 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 10:43 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 10:51 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 11:07 am
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 11:37 am
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 12:05 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 1:58 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 8:31 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 8:33 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 10:44 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 8:36 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 11:45 am
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 1:45 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 28, 2011 11:49 pm
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 1:00 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 7:57 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 10:52 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 5:11 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 9:49 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 12:26 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 5:14 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 5:50 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 6:09 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 7:31 pm
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 7:49 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 2:01 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 7:19 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 12:31 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 1:54 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 2:00 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 3:48 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 4:28 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 7:30 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 2:11 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 4:13 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 6:59 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 11:45 am
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 12:13 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 6:28 pm
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sleven
Feb 05, 2011 4:13 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 5:26 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 6:52 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 7:12 pm

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