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EmmaM
EmmaM
22 September 2010

Extension over existing driveway incorporating garage conv.

Extension over existing driveway incorporating garage conv.

Hi All, Long time lurker first time poster ::lol:: My DH & I are looking into an extension of the family home in Sth East Vic. We have engaged the services of a building…

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EmmaM
Sep 22, 2010 2:00 pm
lilfeggle
lilfeggle
22 September 2010

Anybody with Homebuyers Centre/Boutique Homes

Anybody with Homebuyers Centre/Boutique Homes

our first home in Perth was with Homebuyers Centre, I couldn't fault them at all

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lilfeggle
Sep 22, 2010 5:58 pm
lilfeggle
anordinaryjo
anordinaryjo
5 January 2012

Building a Pool

Building a Pool

My 7 month old salt chlorinator for my pool stopped working, so I used the Pool Werx excellent online live customer service, at http://poolshop.poolwerx.com.au/ to arrange…

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anordinaryjo
Jan 05, 2012 12:08 pm
xquisite
xquisite
23 September 2010

Garden bed over vents

Garden bed over vents

Luckily you posted here first. We have had severe issues in the past with houses which had dirt - and one with concrete! - laid higher than the weep holes. You will have…

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xquisite
Sep 23, 2010 8:03 am
Casa2
Casa2
1 November 2011

Unresolved Brick issues after handover with Porter Davis

Unresolved Brick issues after handover with Porter Davis
1, 2

Hopefully you have a decent liquidated damages amount (>$250/week). With regard to the mortar, if an independent inspector has said it is not acceptable then it needs to…

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Casa2
Nov 01, 2011 9:42 pm
jaelee
jaelee
26 September 2010

Help; How do I remove texta from a cordroy type lounge suite

Help; How do I remove texta from a cordroy type lounge suite

Thank you so much for the replies. My motherinlaw came to the rescue. She had bought some spot remover made by Warwick Fabrics. As our lounge suite was covered in a…

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jaelee
Sep 26, 2010 3:06 pm
vahemoses
vahemoses
30 March 2015

Waffle Pod Slab Height?

Waffle Pod Slab Height?

Hi There, I am building with Simonds, and Intrax do the engineering designs for slab I asked to raise finished floor level of porch 150mm as neighbour potrch They came up…

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vahemoses
Mar 30, 2015 2:45 pm
Micklou
Micklou
23 September 2010

Our build / reno

Our build / reno
NSW

Hi, We are doing an extension of our existing house in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney. We are also embarking on a reno of the old bit of the house. Our old blog is…

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Micklou
Sep 23, 2010 2:46 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
23 September 2010

building on a boundary.

building on a boundary.

I'm going through this at the minute. In my council (Maroondah, Vic) you ca build A. 150mm off the boundary. NO more, NO less. This means that you guttering will…

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chrisandkate
Sep 23, 2010 2:52 pm
samsoft24
samsoft24
23 September 2010

Tilers near Wyndham Vale, Melbourne

Tilers near Wyndham Vale, Melbourne

For our investment property at Wyndham Vale, we would like to install tiles in the kitchen (approx 9sq meters). Can anyone recommend me a good tiler/installer around the…

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samsoft24
Sep 23, 2010 8:58 pm
samsoft24
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
23 September 2010

OOhhh NO

OOhhh NO

so many jokes....

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 23, 2010 11:36 pm
The Garden Whisperer

I don't imagine the posties like those 'lift-the-flap' mailboxes - instead of just slowing down and poking it in the hole, they have to stop and use both hands to open and…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jan 24, 2011 10:53 am
First_Timer_Ray
bashworth
bashworth
10 December 2010

How to hook in a 2nd tank?

How to hook in a 2nd tank?

Connect the overflow of the first tank to the second tank and then connect the overflow of the second tank to the drain. When the first tank is full it will then start to…

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bashworth
Dec 10, 2010 2:12 pm
bashworth
bassmanwa
bassmanwa
25 September 2010

Rezoning a block and building on it

Rezoning a block and building on it

Thanks for the help, it seemed so daunting a task, the property we live on currently has nothing owing as it is an equity manager type of account, but feel that instead of…

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bassmanwa
Sep 25, 2010 2:21 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
4 October 2010

PVC pipe used for front patio columns?

PVC pipe used for front patio columns?

Your spec list should tell you all of the materials to be used. If it says cement/concrete, then get them to fix it

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chrisandkate
Oct 04, 2010 4:20 pm
4xsama
4xsama
26 September 2010

Ladder Trusses/Lace Trusses

Ladder Trusses/Lace Trusses

Hi, I am looking to use a ladder/lace truss for the roof of my living room. The roof/ceiling will rake to the north where the main glazing will be. Reason's I want to…

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4xsama
Sep 26, 2010 5:27 pm
Miss
Miss
17 November 2010

Quick question regarding curtains for PERTH people

Quick question regarding curtains for PERTH people

Thanks for your response Xander. It sounds as though you got a really good deal- I'd love to pics of the finished items (even though I have decided to source mine…

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Miss
Nov 17, 2010 2:23 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
26 September 2010

Fire safe installation

Fire safe installation

dyna bolted into the concrete of the walk in robe or spare bedroom wardrobe?

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Lunchtime
Sep 26, 2010 8:41 pm
Rousella
Rousella
2 October 2010

Clean up of house

Clean up of house

Do you have some tips about siding repair??I’m planning to improve my house and repair all those furniture that has been damage. I already got some ideas at

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Rousella
Oct 02, 2010 5:21 am
Arcadia
Arcadia
27 September 2010

Neighbour's driveway intrudes on my block

Neighbour's driveway intrudes on my block

The council usually has to sign off on crossovers/driveways before they are built. If they did and the placement is wrong it will be up to council to fix. If they didn't…

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Arcadia
Sep 27, 2010 6:28 am
Arcadia
chippy
chippy
28 September 2010

Horsehair Plaster

Horsehair Plaster

I gather you are referring to plaster glass ceilings. If possible get up in the ceiling and cut most of the straps that are holding the ceiling up. then give the ceiling a…

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chippy
Sep 28, 2010 12:30 am
chippy
Taz
Taz
27 September 2010

Mernda village - living across medium density dwellings

Mernda village - living across medium density dwellings

Just an update with our situation, my wife and I have decided not to go through with the land purchase and will keep looking for the one that will suit us best. As to the…

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Taz
Sep 27, 2010 10:18 am
King willy
King willy
27 September 2010

phone trench

phone trench
1, 2

Thanks Pugs. KW...........

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King willy
Sep 27, 2010 1:01 pm
King willy
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
27 September 2010

fence and boundary

fence and boundary

Ah, well in that case I'd just chat to your neighbour first... see what they say?

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IkonInteriors
Sep 27, 2010 7:57 pm
IkonInteriors
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
29 September 2010

Downlights - risk of fire?

Downlights - risk of fire?

Good to just to keep out the crap that blows in from the roof through the gaps let alone make things safer :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 29, 2010 1:16 am
The Garden Whisperer
wolf_rt
wolf_rt
29 September 2010

Painting Bungle - Help Wanted

Painting Bungle - Help Wanted

i see what you mean, mecha-wombat, paint stores dont 'push' this product, more than any other, however im sure most diy'ers would live with the smell/turps cleanup, if…

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wolf_rt
Sep 29, 2010 4:27 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
28 September 2010

Residential Land buying guide

Residential Land buying guide

Hi, Check with someone close by to determine what class of slab was required, and if there was much rock that had to be removed. This will give you a rough idea of what…

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buildingwest
Sep 28, 2010 1:02 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
28 September 2010

Brick Help

Brick Help

if your going with boral have a look at "Le Mesa" we found them to be very nice

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Lunchtime
Sep 28, 2010 9:29 pm
Adrian008
Adrian008
28 September 2010

Zinc or graphite bricks???

Zinc or graphite bricks???

Hi There... We are using Graphite bricks as a feature on the front of our place with Boral Mist as our main brick (this is a grey colour) Surfmist…

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Adrian008
Sep 28, 2010 9:31 pm
zulu
zulu
28 September 2010

Soil removal

Soil removal

Hi All, We are looking at building in WA (the vines). The block is 1950 and has a number of large trees. Can anyone give any indication of site works. Also has anyone…

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zulu
Sep 28, 2010 11:34 pm
davinci
davinci
30 September 2010

decking lights for concrete

decking lights for concrete

dependant on budget, you can core drill, insert a sleeve and use 12v, if this is a possible path Moonbeam garden lighting in Narre Warren have 12v halogen to suit this application

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davinci
Sep 30, 2010 4:52 pm
davinci
lkus007
lkus007
29 September 2010

Colorbond pricing in sydney

Colorbond pricing in sydney

Hi Thanks for your input. I'm sure the price will be split with the neighbour. When you said "obstruction", is it like vine growing throughout the fence? Is the cost of…

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lkus007
Sep 29, 2010 5:01 pm
Micklou
Micklou
3 October 2010

"Render" paint and blueboard

"Render" paint and blueboard

Thanks for the replies. It is such an important job - we need to get it right. Cheers!

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Micklou
Oct 03, 2010 7:44 am
Casa2
Casa2
30 September 2010

Wrong house location

Wrong house location

Would have been nice if the error was the other way so you got a 5.4 m front yard and a 5.0 m backyard (or better still 4 m front and 6.4 m back). I would be asking for…

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Casa2
Sep 30, 2010 12:41 pm

Ours is stencilled concrete, been down for a year, no…

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Helyn
Sep 30, 2010 7:06 pm
Helyn
mimaranda
mimaranda
30 September 2010

Botched Excavation - Help!

Botched Excavation - Help!

Thanks for feedback everyone. I am still going to try and get the excavator to fix it. Will keep you posted as to the outcome.

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mimaranda
Sep 30, 2010 2:44 pm
Strumer
Strumer
30 September 2010

Under Cupboard Downlights for Flat Pack Kitchen Cupboards

Under Cupboard Downlights for Flat Pack Kitchen Cupboards

It can be quite easily done in a number of ways - it sounds like you want to put lamps in the top of the cabinets providing internal illumination? There are quite a few…

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Strumer
Sep 30, 2010 7:05 pm
Strumer
brb_654
brb_654
30 September 2010

Shelves in wardrobes

Shelves in wardrobes

Our builder charged us $350 per wardrobe, except for master because it had two sets of draws $700, it may be worth at least making the inquiry through your builder…

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brb_654
Sep 30, 2010 8:09 pm
brb_654
1sthome
1sthome
30 September 2010

Issues with Getting a tree removed

Issues with Getting a tree removed

The more I hear about trees the less inclinded I am to plant trees that will have a canopy of 5m or more or be substantial. Council tree preservation orders make things…

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1sthome
Sep 30, 2010 9:53 pm
mcniks
mcniks
3 October 2010

For those who needed plans endorsed

For those who needed plans endorsed
VIC

Our process started in December last year - we are now at the very last thing (which is just procedure, all has been approved as previously mentioned). It's taken us 10…

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mcniks
Oct 03, 2010 4:25 pm
room4acubby
room4acubby
1 October 2010

Expansion Joints in Coffered Ceiling

Expansion Joints in Coffered Ceiling

Having never heard of a coffered ceiling before I did a bit of googling. I would think that if any expansion joints are needed they could be very easily hidden behind the…

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room4acubby
Oct 01, 2010 9:29 am
room4acubby
dkp
dkp
1 October 2010

Building on a 220 k budget Necastle area

Building on a 220 k budget Necastle area
NSW

I had a look at EB website. Their “package” price for the Saville 25 is $205K, which includes standard sitecosts, standard BASIX, standard flooring, standard etc. I…

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dkp
Oct 01, 2010 12:12 pm
gabbybuild10
gabbybuild10
3 February 2011

Works by owner and what the builder thought

Works by owner and what the builder thought
1, 2

Thanks Jayw :: :: u r truly awesome. thanks for the name of the septics guy. my OH rang him thismorning and we got a quote on the same day and he's willing to do it for…

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gabbybuild10
Feb 03, 2011 10:53 pm
room4acubby
room4acubby
1 October 2010

Extra electrical costs

Extra electrical costs

Foxtel cable and 2 additional phone to suite - $120 Install 6 Stair lights (G840L attached) with LED lamps - $750 Remove 4 LV lights - $-400 2 lights with…

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room4acubby
Oct 01, 2010 1:55 pm
room4acubby
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Barwon374
Oct 04, 2010 8:35 pm
NewHomeowner09
NewHomeowner09
18 November 2010

Size of dishwashers and ovens - universal?

Size of dishwashers and ovens - universal?

Generally, the differences are very minimal, but if I was re-designing a kitchen I would make sure that I made adequate space for the dishwasher that I wanted. You would…

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NewHomeowner09
Nov 18, 2010 12:22 pm


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