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Hi, I've got BIR in all the bedrooms, but they are bricked down to 24 course and the ceiling inside is at 28 course, so there is a bit of space to store things on the top…

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iduno
Oct 16, 2010 9:07 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 October 2010

Does your house have the " clike clike" sound?

Does your house have the " clike clike" sound?

Did I read on here that sometime in time around 2002-4 there was a batch of faulty nails or something used in roof trusses? It was a post made years ago. Anyone know or remember?

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 16, 2010 11:49 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheOK
TheOK
16 October 2010

What is the material of this wall

What is the material of this wall

It's stippled plaster that's been trowelled. EDIT: the applicator looks like a round broom.

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TheOK
Oct 16, 2010 5:29 pm
TheOK
MJAB
MJAB
17 October 2010

Power tariffs and meters - new house

Power tariffs and meters - new house

HI we are on Residential Peak anytime Tariff at present off contract with energy australia We are building a new house , I assume will have to have a smart meter with…

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MJAB
Oct 17, 2010 11:22 am
foc1
foc1
17 October 2010

Plumbing pipe sizes in Australia...

Plumbing pipe sizes in Australia...

Hey Ya.... You might have got the answers. The replies do make sense. I am sure you might have been done by now. However for any of your plumbing needs you can try direct…

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foc1
Oct 17, 2010 1:15 pm
Nate
Nate
17 October 2010

Having the wool pulled over your eyes

Having the wool pulled over your eyes

Yeah your'e probably right Ed but its the principal of the whole thing not to mention the four months of time totally wasted with this git.

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Nate
Oct 17, 2010 2:34 pm
OwnHome
OwnHome
29 October 2010

Perth removalists

Perth removalists

I know its 2 late, but mite b helpful 4 others one stop moving shop, perth 0402 837 565

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OwnHome
Oct 29, 2010 1:33 pm
theblake
theblake
18 October 2010

My neighbour's roof and stormwater goes all the way in my bl

My neighbour's roof and stormwater goes all the way in my bl
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just had a look with a torch, the greenness of it was not evident in the sunlight but under close inspection with the torch most definitely moss, especially closer to the…

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theblake
Oct 17, 2010 11:34 pm
Nightshade
Nightshade
18 October 2010

Roomba and Scooba - reviews and opinions

Roomba and Scooba - reviews and opinions

Love my roomba! Only downside is you have to remember to empty it before you use it or after you finish using it

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Nightshade
Oct 18, 2010 10:38 am
alk
alk
18 October 2010

Is the builder trying to pull a fast one?

Is the builder trying to pull a fast one?

Not a fast one at all, unfair but all builders do it. We built with Coral and had fixed price site costs but nowhere was mentioned in the contract or tender about excess…

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alk
Oct 18, 2010 11:21 am
alk
Team PD
Team PD
18 October 2010

Fill in our quick survey for your chance to win! (CLOSED)

Fill in our quick survey for your chance to win! (CLOSED)

You're most welcome! Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions with us :)

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Team PD
Oct 18, 2010 2:11 pm
Team PD
buildingwest
buildingwest
18 October 2010

House Designs for North Facing Block

House Designs for North Facing Block

Hi, It may be helpful to give the width and length of your block. Do you have any restrictions for your build? For example some estates you are not allowed to build on…

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buildingwest
Oct 18, 2010 4:51 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
19 October 2010

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo Flooring

The "cheap" bamboo is/was known to haev issues in relation to moisture. So basically, the product was not being dried correctly and was getting shipped here with a high…

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anthony_carter
Oct 19, 2010 8:21 am
wayne6666
wayne6666
18 October 2010

Roof Tiles

Roof Tiles

Hi prisden, we are building with Mcdonald Jones in sydney's north west. When we did our tile selection we wanted a glossy look on a flat profile. I originally chose the…

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wayne6666
Oct 18, 2010 6:18 pm
cheltenham3192
cheltenham3192
18 October 2010

satalite photos of somerfield

satalite photos of somerfield

Nearmap is now updating some of their Melbourne aerial photography. Their site has advised that bad weather has delayed updates in Melbourne for some time, but it looks…

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cheltenham3192
Oct 18, 2010 7:49 pm
Lex
Lex
12 December 2010

Skirting Boards Coming Away From The Wall

Skirting Boards Coming Away From The Wall
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Thanks very much, chippy! Yeah, when I think of it a bit more, it's not easy, especially with the fine details/scribing :( Thanks again :D

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Lex
Dec 12, 2010 8:17 am
Lex
Doncaster
Doncaster
18 October 2010

Steelworks for 40 squares two storey house

Steelworks for 40 squares two storey house

A newbie in the process of building 40 square two storey house in Melbourne. Received two quotes, both slightly under 30k. I was told that steel prices gone through the…

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Doncaster
Oct 18, 2010 8:55 pm
Ted White
Ted White
9 November 2010

Sound check vs sound screen

Sound check vs sound screen

No time wasting, that's for sure! Thanks.

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Ted White
Nov 09, 2010 1:07 am
jbyway
jbyway
18 October 2010

Builder reneging on inclusions -URGENT ADVICE NEEDED

Builder reneging on inclusions -URGENT ADVICE NEEDED

Good news! The builder came to the party and paid for the inclusions worke out to $1000 worth had we had to pay for it ourselves.

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jbyway
Oct 18, 2010 9:39 pm
House_of_Dreams
House_of_Dreams
19 October 2010

Doorbell

Doorbell

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Modern+door+bell

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House_of_Dreams
Oct 19, 2010 1:17 pm
House_of_Dreams
mpcj
mpcj
19 October 2010

All things mattress

All things mattress
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Thank you all so much. All the advice on the pillowtop was interesting. I've had my bed for 9 years and I think the pillowtop is what is causing me to wake up sore - as…

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mpcj
Oct 19, 2010 9:19 pm
mpcj
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1st timer
Oct 19, 2010 11:19 pm
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ESB
Oct 20, 2010 12:11 pm
ESB
melbmeg
melbmeg
20 October 2010

any reason on two story house plan rejected by city council?

any reason on two story house plan rejected by city council?

The size of the land can be an issue too. In Port Phillip, if the land is over 500sm you don't need planning permission for a single dwelling (including double storey).…

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melbmeg
Oct 20, 2010 6:28 pm
yvette72
yvette72
21 October 2010

Feedback Indigo v's Perry Homes QLD

Feedback Indigo v's Perry Homes QLD

donot build with perry homes can private me for more info if you like, let just say looking at building again and would not build with them again

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yvette72
Oct 21, 2010 1:00 pm
jxh
jxh
21 October 2010

Bricks: minimum brick cut and zipper effect?

Bricks: minimum brick cut and zipper effect?

Just to answer my previous post, I've spoken to the construction manager again and: 1) There is no minimum cut size on a brick, they can be cut to any size 2) The…

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jxh
Oct 21, 2010 1:10 pm
Casa2
Casa2
21 October 2010

Electrical Conduits in WA

Electrical Conduits in WA

Try to avoid horizontal runs and don't put a conduit on both sides of the wall (keep them at least 60 mm apart).

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Casa2
Oct 21, 2010 4:57 pm
lastone
lastone
21 February 2011

Eave depth to let in winter sun.....

Eave depth to let in winter sun.....

I built a styrene house about 7 years ago. The builder (independent) wanted to try it out and I was keen too. Only prob was when the roof went up the house had no eaves…

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lastone
Feb 21, 2011 3:42 pm
toby
toby
22 October 2010

Water Pump

Water Pump

I have just bought a water pump for our water tank to supply a 400m2 home. I bought it online. They seemed very reasonable. Just waiting for it to arrive.

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toby
Oct 21, 2010 11:04 pm
smartskinbuilding
smartskinbuilding
22 October 2010

Removing excess rubber sealant

Removing excess rubber sealant

Don't bother with proprietary potions to remove silicone residue, they don't work. Silicone is too inert once its gone off to be cleaned unless you use some really nasty…

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smartskinbuilding
Oct 22, 2010 9:07 am
verb
verb
22 October 2010

Any home designs with 4m x 4m standard size minor bedrooms?

Any home designs with 4m x 4m standard size minor bedrooms?

Southies - yes, I was hoping to cheat and just find "the" perfect plan ;)

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verb
Oct 22, 2010 10:01 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 October 2010

Lighting stores?

Lighting stores?

Please post in the correct forum. It helps you and us. Thread moved.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 22, 2010 10:10 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 October 2010

hot water tank or continous flow

hot water tank or continous flow

I know when my mum had continuous flow or instantaneous installed her gas bill was 33% less. You do need the larger size gas pipe (20mm?) to supply the gas so if it is…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 22, 2010 10:21 am
TheGardenWhisperer
luvlee79
luvlee79
22 October 2010

overwhelmed

overwhelmed

Thanks jxh, We are in Qld and the guy I spoke to yesterday seems to think there will be no restrictions in taking the tree out, I think it is a fruit tree (mango maybe).

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luvlee79
Oct 22, 2010 10:39 am
melbmeg
melbmeg
22 October 2010

Going bonkers - cost to build custom home

Going bonkers - cost to build custom home

Thanks for your thoughts, guys. I called Inform today and they seem to think it's doable, and the idea of a complete service, from start to finish is appealing. Will let…

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melbmeg
Oct 22, 2010 5:58 pm
Student Learning
Student Learning
22 October 2010

Insulation in General

Insulation in General

Hi, I'd like to know how I could apply insulation to the floors of a new multi-storey steel extension. Is there anywhere online where I could find detailed drawings…

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Student Learning
Oct 22, 2010 6:31 pm
Lex
Lex
22 October 2010

Deadline for owner's works for OC

Deadline for owner's works for OC

Hi C :D Thanks for this! Wow, only 6 weeks - I'm finding that just to figure out what is it that we need to do is going to take that long, let alone getting quotes and…

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Lex
Oct 22, 2010 7:07 pm
Lex
tjilpi
tjilpi
22 October 2010

builder problem

builder problem
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To whom do you refer Fu? ::study::

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tjilpi
Oct 22, 2010 7:08 pm

Hi jad190299 I think you will be please with the software i found it very easy to use. Hahahah i know what you mean about our ladies, but on the other hand they seem to…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
XT4V
XT4V
23 October 2010

Aquarium on 1st Floor

Aquarium on 1st Floor

the issues you will get if its not dried out is the timber could potentially swell & warp a little around that area as it dries itself out.. could also get a bit of mould…

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XT4V
Oct 23, 2010 2:28 pm
Cooped07
Cooped07
23 October 2010

Colour choices

Colour choices

I think to keep it open and fresh looking perhaps do it the same as the rest of the house. To have The colour flow through the house!

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Cooped07
Oct 23, 2010 5:56 pm
Cooped07
Thudd
Thudd
27 October 2010

bread makers, who uses them and how often.

bread makers, who uses them and how often.
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We use ours semi-regularly for making oddball breads.

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Thudd
Oct 27, 2010 11:03 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
24 October 2010

GPS points for property boundaries

GPS points for property boundaries

^^ :: or 3 gps and triangulate the average... Surveyors will traverse the boundary as they did here ( 280mtrs with a fall of 25 mtrs and a ship load of BIG trees) and a…

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onc_artisan
Oct 24, 2010 1:54 pm
onc_artisan
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


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