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Jayneylou
Jayneylou
22 November 2010

Tradie Protocol

Tradie Protocol

Dad warned me when I was building and we were heading to the site not to take photos of the place while the tradies were there... they get tetchy about appearing (or their…

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Jayneylou
Nov 22, 2010 10:20 pm
chuth77
chuth77
11 December 2010

OB BUDGETING WORKSHEETS / WORKBOOK OR SOFTWARE??

OB BUDGETING WORKSHEETS / WORKBOOK OR SOFTWARE??

Try this... http://www.ownerbuilderspage.com.au/category3_1.htm I've used it and can vouch for how easy it is to use, but so comprehensive…

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chuth77
Dec 11, 2010 7:40 pm
Cozmo
Cozmo
23 November 2010

DIY installing lights, can it be certified?

DIY installing lights, can it be certified?

I would say it would only make your insurance void if it was found that your DIY wiring was the cause of the fire.... I doubt the insurance company could get out of a…

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Cozmo
Nov 23, 2010 9:35 am
Gapville
Gapville
23 November 2010

Any idea of cost for (re)excavating a driveway?

Any idea of cost for (re)excavating a driveway?

Hi there :D , I know exact prices are impossible, but does anyone have even a general idea how much is costs to excavate a driveway into a sloping block? The house we are…

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Gapville
Nov 23, 2010 2:18 pm
petunia
petunia
23 November 2010

corner block fence dispensation

corner block fence dispensation

Hi there We want to erect a 1.8m brick pillar fence with a 300mm face brickwork with powder coated steel infills and take this right to the corner and around the other…

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petunia
Nov 23, 2010 9:29 pm

I have a smallish concrete slab leftover from an old shed that needs to be demolished & removed. I was contemplating hiring a jackhammer and trying myself but it is a big…

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McReidy
Nov 24, 2010 9:49 am
McReidy
just Erin
just Erin
24 November 2010

Buying Garden Sheds from eBay and other oline sources

Buying Garden Sheds from eBay and other oline sources

We're also looking around for a 3 x 2 shed. I know much smaller than what you guys are after... but that's because we dont want to have to bother with a permit, and it…

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just Erin
Nov 24, 2010 4:16 pm
just Erin
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
24 November 2010

?lockable entertainment units

?lockable entertainment units

Maybe Ikea have one of those customizable entertainment units that can be teamed with lockable doors?

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Sheepdog
Nov 24, 2010 6:16 pm

Hi, we haven't done anything to ours either, it just has never been that high on the list of priorities. It's just the same colour as normal concrete, from when the slab…

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donuts
Nov 24, 2010 10:20 pm
donuts
oze
oze
25 November 2010

Smart Meter

Smart Meter

Thanks everyone. Makes sense Lisa thanks for that. Spoke to my bro and he said there's now double the billing period on the bill which explains the price of his current…

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oze
Nov 25, 2010 10:52 am
oze
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
25 November 2010

Need house being reno'd/built for photo shoot - good $$$

Need house being reno'd/built for photo shoot - good $$$

Hi everyone! My name is Anthony from Viewfinder Locations - we are a company which sources locations for film shoots, TV commercials, photo shoots etc... I am currently…

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Viewfinder
Nov 25, 2010 11:10 am
bryky
bryky
25 November 2010

No Builder's Contract

No Builder's Contract

Thanks for your help. I have since looked into the Insurance policies of Builder's Warranty Insurance & Contract Works Insurance and without a contract insurance is void.…

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bryky
Nov 25, 2010 3:12 pm
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take2
Nov 26, 2010 9:58 am
take2
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clairem
Nov 26, 2010 3:57 pm
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Trinia
Nov 26, 2010 10:21 pm
Trinia
barry3108
barry3108
26 November 2010

renovation

renovation

Hi, We are looking at renovating a post war home in Brisbane. Can you pls recommend a builder who does renovation - reliable & reasonable.

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barry3108
Nov 26, 2010 11:48 pm
just Erin
just Erin
27 November 2010

Wanting to mount your plasma/LCD to the wall?

Wanting to mount your plasma/LCD to the wall?
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Ok, it's been a year, and I finally need these brackets :lol: Trying to find one that's suitable for an LCD with 200mm x 200mm holes. All your product numbers have changed…

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just Erin
Nov 27, 2010 7:51 am
just Erin
ms. shuttergirl
ms. shuttergirl
27 November 2010

good canberra builders

good canberra builders

Hi Peter, I have heard of Gold Ruby from a client of mine and her sister used them and was very happy. That's all I know. Where in Canberra will you be building?

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ms. shuttergirl
Nov 27, 2010 2:41 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
27 November 2010

A question about my roof renovation with new sarking fitted

A question about my roof renovation with new sarking fitted

hmmm, Also no expert but I know I had to request "Anti Pond Boarding" with my sarking ... I read it somewhere on the internet so I added it in... I believe the anti pond…

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Victoria_g06
Nov 27, 2010 10:54 pm
Victoria_g06
Large
Large
28 November 2010

Development Application

Development Application

Generally - If a condition of consent has been made this means you have Development Consent - the result of a Development Application. In order to obtain a Construction…

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Large
Nov 28, 2010 1:01 am
Large
Large
28 November 2010

Submitting plans before land is registered?

Submitting plans before land is registered?

In NSW a development application can be lodged on any land with the consent of the owner. If you had the owners consent for the owner of the un-subdivided land, you could…

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Large
Nov 28, 2010 1:07 am
Tony20110
Tony20110
28 November 2010

Leaders in Renovating, Landscaping, Building etc

Leaders in Renovating, Landscaping, Building etc

I am in the process of getting a major reno done to my dwelling in the Nth Western 'burbs of Sydney. This maybe an intimidating experience for many as it was or is for us.…

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Tony20110
Nov 28, 2010 2:16 pm
FrankWalker
FrankWalker
28 November 2010

Polished Concrete and Slab Heating

Polished Concrete and Slab Heating

Hi, Friends of ours have slab heating. They are in Wallan in Victoria. They run there heating for 6 ish months a year and last year there Electricity bill was in the…

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FrankWalker
Nov 28, 2010 8:51 pm
barbw61
barbw61
28 November 2010

Telephone connection

Telephone connection

Thanks Lisanne, I've been trawling the internet trying to find the answer, but you've just provided it. Thanks again. Barb

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barbw61
Nov 28, 2010 10:05 pm
FrankWalker
FrankWalker
29 November 2010

2nd Driveway Crossover + Small Lot Code = FAIL!

2nd Driveway Crossover + Small Lot Code = FAIL!

Sorry this is off topic but........ How or who would they enforce this..... It wouldn't be a council regulation just a covenant on the sale of the land? and that would…

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FrankWalker
Nov 29, 2010 12:40 pm
Pugs
Pugs
29 November 2010

when must a certificate of electrical safety be issued?

when must a certificate of electrical safety be issued?

you need to obtain a TAC1 form from your data cabler to do with any network and Telephone cabling

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Pugs
Nov 29, 2010 10:31 pm
Pugs
deeps
deeps
30 November 2010

Plastic Shed?

Plastic Shed?

Personally I would get the colour bond ones, as i'm sure they will last longer.. Plus you can hang things off the walls ;)

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deeps
Nov 30, 2010 1:33 pm
juliaw
juliaw
30 November 2010

so I finally got the keys (with photos..)

so I finally got the keys (with photos..)

Hi Brydz Congrats on the new bub and going home even though there are a few challenges ahead of you. Your hedge is a varigated private pronounced iv not like private in…

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juliaw
Nov 30, 2010 5:05 pm
fredinver
fredinver
30 November 2010

Removable homes

Removable homes

I had some relocatables moved a few years ago and 6 mtr wide was the limit without special permits. Any of the transportable building makers should be able to tell you.…

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fredinver
Nov 30, 2010 6:27 pm
Lan
Lan
30 November 2010

Effect of septic disposal on yard use?

Effect of septic disposal on yard use?

We have to deside soon as plans need to go to council before christmas can anyone help with..... Running costs they have experienced? (Plumbers and installers will tell us…

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Lan
Nov 30, 2010 6:47 pm
coastal kim
coastal kim
1 December 2010

Concrete roof versus Colorbond Ultra roof

Concrete roof versus Colorbond Ultra roof

Hi, everyone. Building new home near the coast on a slight slope. House will have external concrete walls and slab floor and thinking of putting a concrete roof instead…

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coastal kim
Dec 01, 2010 9:49 pm
kim.Beveridge
kim.Beveridge
2 December 2010

Beam span on a verandah

Beam span on a verandah

Hi Thanks for the feedback, I'll work out the best option is for me. Kim.

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kim.Beveridge
Dec 02, 2010 8:05 am
tim the toolman
tim the toolman
2 December 2010

Help anyone bought a 4 bedroom house on Eve estate.

Help anyone bought a 4 bedroom house on Eve estate.

This is the stupidest thing I have every heard as being in the industry I have seen valuer issues but they crop up well before finance unconditional approval, not at…

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tim the toolman
Dec 02, 2010 11:45 am
barbw61
barbw61
2 December 2010

Feeling a bit flat

Feeling a bit flat

Thanks everyone for your input. I've had other dramas happen in the last 6 weeks, namely my dog dying and it's all getting tooooooo much. Hopefully the clouds will shift…

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barbw61
Dec 02, 2010 4:03 pm
cspeech123
cspeech123
2 December 2010

Laminate or tile floorboard lookalike in WIR to match boards

Laminate or tile floorboard lookalike in WIR to match boards

Thanks, have had a look on line - would these be able to stick onto roughened painted concrete? I gather laminate is min 7mm and then whatever material is used to stick…

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cspeech123
Dec 02, 2010 6:30 pm
Zarli
Zarli
2 December 2010

Perth - earwig invasion!

Perth - earwig invasion!
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Couldnt have said it better myself, Oceanus

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Zarli
Dec 02, 2010 7:28 pm
Zarli
ChrisL
ChrisL
2 December 2010

Removing a fire place

Removing a fire place

I have removed one, in my old place, about 4 years ago. It was a double-brick house, with floorboards. After removing the fireplace, I bricked up the cavity, rendered with…

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ChrisL
Dec 02, 2010 9:28 pm
Homedad
Homedad
2 December 2010

Platform Flooring

Platform Flooring

What's involved in removing a platform floor (plywood - approx 70 sq mtr) and replacing with 19mm hardwood flooring? Have considered nailing/glueing new flooring over…

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Homedad
Dec 02, 2010 9:42 pm
donnam
donnam
2 December 2010

Desperately need help with facade colours- asap

Desperately need help with facade colours- asap
1, 2

Just thought I would let you know what we have tentatively come up with after the architects visit. We haven't confirmed a weatherboard colour yet- have 4 sample pots to…

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donnam
Dec 02, 2010 10:15 pm
Large
Large
2 December 2010

How to make a square elevation look good?

How to make a square elevation look good?

I need your input! Due to a number of site constraints, including; - Narrow Block (14front/38side) - Solar Orientation (long boundary almost East West) - Streetscape…

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Large
Dec 02, 2010 10:51 pm
iceman316
iceman316
3 December 2010

25*25 size bathroon tiles in melbourne

25*25 size bathroon tiles in melbourne

Hi guys, I've been replacing few tiles in my bathroom. apparently they bit old school and the size is 25*25 CM. Just wondering if i can find this size of tiles anywhere…

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iceman316
Dec 03, 2010 4:14 pm
Aiah
Aiah
3 December 2010

Soil tests states s class builders says no!

Soil tests states s class builders says no!

Builders local knowledge may be worth something, ive done houses next to each other, and one was an M site, the other was a P, both were the same material... exactly the…

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Aiah
Dec 03, 2010 6:18 pm
Aiah
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
4 December 2010

Mulch on side of freeway Officer

Mulch on side of freeway Officer

It sounds like you are in Victoria so I thought you could try Vic Roads.

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 04, 2010 11:29 am
vgolfer
vgolfer
4 December 2010

Building a stud wall

Building a stud wall

Excellent, thanks chippy.

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vgolfer
Dec 04, 2010 9:24 pm
mydreamhom3
mydreamhom3
5 December 2010

West Australia Housing Centre?

West Australia Housing Centre?

hi everyone, thank you for posting. update: at the moment, there is no movement, not going to be building just yet. the house im in make me cry every time i get up the…

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mydreamhom3
Dec 05, 2010 2:19 am
a.b.rose
a.b.rose
5 December 2010

Security Gate Openers

Security Gate Openers

Thanks DKP, that site definitly looks like it has what I need.

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a.b.rose
Dec 05, 2010 12:19 pm
freakychick
freakychick
5 December 2010

Perth - where to start to repair leaking roof on extension

Perth - where to start to repair leaking roof on extension

Hi Everyone! My Hubby and I are in the process of buying a house. Once we get through settlement, I need to locate someone to fix up an extension that was added to the…

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freakychick
Dec 05, 2010 5:33 pm
freakychick

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