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Team PD
Team PD
5 November 2010

Contract and second soil test

Contract and second soil test
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Hello rramesh, Thank you for keeping us updated. I'm glad to see that you are maintaining contact with your CSA. I have received your private message and will bring it to…

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Team PD
Nov 05, 2010 4:17 pm
Team PD
Bruiserlee
Bruiserlee
5 November 2010

Anyone recommend a good roofer?

Anyone recommend a good roofer?

Thanks for the advice guys! Sounds like Modern are a bit dodge and it's good to hear from other people who have/are…

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Bruiserlee
Nov 05, 2010 6:03 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
6 November 2010

Show me your FRONT DOOR...

Show me your FRONT DOOR...

I actually wanted just a solid wood door with no glass, the one which looks like it has slats across it, but the front hallway is quite big and would have been so so dark,…

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Rizzo
Nov 06, 2010 10:48 am
Mozzie
Mozzie
5 November 2010

Does this bother you?

Does this bother you?

I don't have kids but the thinking behind that was more that in estates (at least mine) most people are around their 30's and have kids under ten. So in ten years you are…

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Mozzie
Nov 05, 2010 6:56 pm
Mozzie
ref_kt
ref_kt
5 November 2010

Help needed

Help needed

i guess im lucky in the fact i am the only person using both his and hers WIR at my place, so can afford to lose the corner area as space sounds like a great idea with…

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ref_kt
Nov 05, 2010 9:22 pm
ref_kt
Captn Hoek
Captn Hoek
5 November 2010

imports from asia

imports from asia

got LEDs from ebay, they give up quite quick. Plus you need mare than 3 W each, otherwise you don't go anywhere (ok, good enough in floor or bedroom if you don't read).…

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Captn Hoek
Nov 05, 2010 9:46 pm
sugotosan
sugotosan
5 November 2010

Help. Stormwater Drainage

Help. Stormwater Drainage

Hi, Am hoping someone can help me. I am looking to purchase a relatively flat block and build a dual occupancy dwelling. It is above street level, however sewage line is…

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sugotosan
Nov 05, 2010 9:48 pm
Starz
Starz
5 November 2010

Recommendations for Internal Glass Balustrading Melbourne??

Recommendations for Internal Glass Balustrading Melbourne??

Good to see you are almost on the finishing part of your house. I will recommend you to check out with Gowling Stairs in Melbourne for a huge variety of . As balustrade is…

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Starz
Nov 05, 2010 10:09 pm
Starz
foc1
foc1
6 November 2010

Cost to re-roof in colorbond

Cost to re-roof in colorbond

I just built an extension approx 12 sq and I did roof myself (got friend plumber to sign off) in Vic, materials cost under $2k, I am no expert but that sounds expensive -…

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foc1
Nov 06, 2010 1:56 pm
Cozmo
Cozmo
6 November 2010

Fridge with Ice maker and water under 850mm wide

Fridge with Ice maker and water under 850mm wide

Thanks Sheep dog ... thats looks good... its 835mm wide and the space it has to go in is 870mm... shame its not stainless but beggars cant be choosers

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Cozmo
Nov 06, 2010 6:20 pm
qonyx
qonyx
7 November 2010

Developer Sales Pitch for Infrastructure? Truth/False or 1/2

Developer Sales Pitch for Infrastructure? Truth/False or 1/2

thanks btherl.. we are in NSW... also called council and they have said that the developer will build that road not council or rta... so need to talk to them to get…

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qonyx
Nov 07, 2010 9:27 am
qonyx
builda
builda
7 November 2010

Verandah roof leaking near house

Verandah roof leaking near house

You can purchase that foam from the same supplier where the laserlite was purchased. It is sometimes shaped to match the roof profile and it seals those gaps

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builda
Nov 07, 2010 11:57 am
builda
joles
joles
7 November 2010

How far from a busy road to not hear any noise?

How far from a busy road to not hear any noise?

I've lived in a flight path and next to a train line, and I just got used to the noise. Currently I live a few hundred metres from the Northern Hwy and a few kms from the…

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joles
Nov 07, 2010 1:38 pm
joles
ruka2007
ruka2007
7 November 2010

FREE SAND FILL - south or river

FREE SAND FILL - south or river

Probably too late but did you get anyone to take your sand? Let me know.

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ruka2007
Nov 07, 2010 5:14 pm

Thanks to Lisanne, my new fave is http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/ Cheaps books, free shipping, love it! Sorry it's not housey stuff, but I did buy some cookbooks :)

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qonyx
qonyx
7 November 2010

Does anyone have square fluorescent ceiling lights?

Does anyone have square fluorescent ceiling lights?

thanks guys... we have our hearts set on them... so just wanted some positive opinion.. which we got ... so will proceed :-)

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qonyx
Nov 07, 2010 9:55 pm
qonyx
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
7 November 2010

Ceiling height verses door height

Ceiling height verses door height

Thanks Ladies, Julie-Anne i'm sorry i thought i thanked you before for your photo's,which look lovely by the way. cheers

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kerry-ann
Nov 07, 2010 10:53 pm
banner125
banner125
8 November 2010

The Cost for building 2 Townhouses in Melbourne's East

The Cost for building 2 Townhouses in Melbourne's East

You will need a planning application and will probably be required under the terms of the planning permit to build both at the same time. Check with your council. This is…

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banner125
Nov 08, 2010 10:34 am
nymphser
nymphser
8 November 2010

Red Gum Construction details

Red Gum Construction details

Never heard of Red Gum Constructions. Did you mean River Gum Constructions…

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nymphser
Nov 08, 2010 10:34 pm
cfmboots
cfmboots
9 November 2010

A friendly stonemason in Melbourne?

A friendly stonemason in Melbourne?

There are two that i would recommend. Attila's Natural Stone & Tiles Pty Ltd Campbellfield Unit 4 / 1764 Hume HwyCampbellfieldVIC3061 This stone comes from Turkey, has…

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cfmboots
Nov 09, 2010 8:28 am
Reccymech
Reccymech
9 November 2010

Building Over Sewer Main

Building Over Sewer Main

Is there not an Easement or Caveat detailing the sewer main? If so, there would be the restrictions as to what can be laid on top of the sewer main. At a minimum it would…

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Reccymech
Nov 09, 2010 10:56 am
jbyway
jbyway
9 November 2010

FHOG and deposits

FHOG and deposits

My house and land is only $356000 and I was only required to save $9000 as I could then use my FHOG and my savings as my 5% deposit (with Suncorp). One recommendation is…

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jbyway
Nov 09, 2010 6:52 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
9 November 2010

help with gutters and fasica colour

help with gutters and fasica colour

Hi Kiwi,I have been following Dee build.She teamed her windows with Surfmist roof/gutters etc looks great.I am having bushland for roof.If I can't get white birch,my…

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pattycake4
Nov 09, 2010 7:33 pm
jenjen
jenjen
9 November 2010

Ha anyone built with Boral natural - Graphite brick?

Ha anyone built with Boral natural - Graphite brick?

Can someone help me out please? I am building with Boral natural - Graphite brick. I want white window frames, but not real sure on other colours for roof tile, down…

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jenjen
Nov 09, 2010 10:36 pm
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
10 November 2010

Easement - what does it really mean

Easement - what does it really mean

MW are you telling me my banksias and grevilleas will develop 2m+ deep root systems? I was a little worried about the "little spotty"…

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mecha-wombat
Nov 10, 2010 5:11 am
mecha-wombat
greggles
greggles
10 November 2010

Modern style parapet

Modern style parapet

Hi All, I am hoping that you may be able to help me out ........ My wife & I are currently making our way thru a list of considerations in reference to our home…

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greggles
Nov 10, 2010 12:33 pm
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
10 November 2010

What do you want in/out of a park??

What do you want in/out of a park??
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I like the idea of equipment for different ages. The Strand in Townsville has different sections (spaced well from each other) for different ages. The one for the littlies…

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Raleighfarm
Nov 10, 2010 1:13 pm
Raleighfarm
mm77
mm77
10 November 2010

Site Costs Involving Site Fall

Site Costs Involving Site Fall

Hi Trav I have 1.1m fall (left to right) within building area, 1.2m fall at front and 8m set back to achieve driveway gradient. My site cost is 11K plus. i am building…

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mm77
Nov 10, 2010 2:17 pm
Homer Onerous
Homer Onerous
10 November 2010

washing machine on floorboard

washing machine on floorboard

We puchased a special base for the frontloader when we bought the machine, same brand,works really well. It is about 400mm high, has some storage, stops the vibrations…

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Homer Onerous
Nov 10, 2010 5:50 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
10 November 2010

KDRB Query

KDRB Query

Check your demolition contract. Someone on this forum got charged $40,000 when the concrete filled the sewer. Ed

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ECOECO
Nov 10, 2010 8:39 pm
ECOECO
tt_chanel
tt_chanel
10 November 2010

Members built with or building with burbank

Members built with or building with burbank

I think there is a thread about Burbank and many ppl shared their experience, u can have a look. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=12475&hilit=burbank

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tt_chanel
Nov 10, 2010 9:51 pm
kek
kek
10 November 2010

Clothesline/Clothes Rack questions

Clothesline/Clothes Rack questions

Clothesline thread: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35624&hilit=clothesline Weigh up future needs (ie family-sized washing…

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kek
Nov 10, 2010 10:04 pm
kek
Pugs
Pugs
17 November 2010

What TV antenna to install in North Brisbane area?

What TV antenna to install in North Brisbane area?

hi, it really depends on what kind of channels you're looking for...if it's greek channels, then you need K-band dish, 65cm, if it's Indian then…

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Pugs
Nov 17, 2010 4:03 pm
Pugs
donnam
donnam
11 November 2010

Cost of block survey for extension

Cost of block survey for extension

Wait till you have to get your building permit and all the things that 'pop up' then. For us it was the restablisment survey, energy report, easement reports,…

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donnam
Nov 11, 2010 1:44 pm
TheOK
TheOK
11 November 2010

New door handles - fitting

New door handles - fitting

Good point about the router, I guess it's the chisel. It is just going to take a long time to get the result I want with 8…

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TheOK
Nov 11, 2010 9:00 pm
TheOK
housewash
housewash
16 November 2010

Concreting problem - My rights?

Concreting problem - My rights?

Can you see if reo mesh has been used? Check the side of the slab there may be a bit of it exposed or perhaps shine a tourch into the crack.

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housewash
Nov 16, 2010 6:41 pm
bel
bel
20 November 2010

What colour for soffit and down pipes?

What colour for soffit and down pipes?

Hi Andrea, We have our roof colour, and downpipes the same colour, so I'd be inclined to do a charcoal downpipe - but it would stand out on your bricks - and you don't…

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bel
Nov 20, 2010 9:16 am
bel
Nott
Nott
12 November 2010

Small shed question

Small shed question

oh I'm a shortie, even the 1.68 M would leave some room above my head. Maybe my husband would need to duck a bit, though. :wink:

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Nott
Nov 12, 2010 11:02 pm
Nott
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reno1
Nov 18, 2010 9:25 pm
duke
duke
10 December 2010

Perth Indipendent Building Inspector

Perth Indipendent Building Inspector

Depending on inspector... they may not climb into roof space to inspect so will need to inspect before ceilings go in.

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duke
Dec 10, 2010 11:47 pm
Muzlee
Muzlee
14 November 2010

House Raising - Brisbane

House Raising - Brisbane

Has anyone had experience with house raising in Brisbane and are there unforeseen pitfalls? Any information would be appreciated. We are not new to renovating, but are…

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Muzlee
Nov 14, 2010 10:45 am
Muzlee
4walls
4walls
14 November 2010

Full First Name Listed In The Whitepage Not The Initial???

Full First Name Listed In The Whitepage Not The Initial???

I don't like it - the country I use to live made no charge not to be listed and at first did not believe that they could here. It was more surprising given that the…

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4walls
Nov 14, 2010 1:02 pm
4walls
nickmakwell
nickmakwell
14 November 2010

Problem with easement

Problem with easement

david, thanks for your response. yes, the existing access driveway is technically a part of the titled land, so your first proposal is correct. the vendor doesn't want…

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nickmakwell
Nov 14, 2010 1:19 pm
Owen1974
Owen1974
14 November 2010

Need 6.5M lengths of 'colourbeam' steel, and span tables

Need 6.5M lengths of 'colourbeam' steel, and span tables

Hi all, I'm going to build a 6M x 6.5M roof next to the house. One of the long sides will be the house, and I'll need a centre beam mounted on posts that goes parallel…

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Owen1974
Nov 14, 2010 6:24 pm
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
14 November 2010

Botanic Ridge Primary School, Shops ect ect.

Botanic Ridge Primary School, Shops ect ect.

::surprise:: how did you find that out ::cool:: :z: if so do you know where and when ? Our fencer has a friend in Casey planning department ::wink:: :sh: it you be going…

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pinkdiamond
Nov 14, 2010 7:13 pm
pinkdiamond
themax
themax
14 November 2010

Building Terms

Building Terms

http://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/information/index.jsp Building and Sustainability Index (Basix), the link above may help you.

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themax
Nov 14, 2010 8:52 pm
themax
grinder
grinder
15 November 2010

Helpful websites

Helpful websites

What websites have you used for any ideas on building and renovating? I'm sure we all have our favourites and would love to share with many…

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grinder
Nov 15, 2010 7:38 am
grinder
LuckyFamily
LuckyFamily
15 November 2010

handover question

handover question

We used Qld building and Pest Inspectors.

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LuckyFamily
Nov 15, 2010 7:55 am
mikkyG
mikkyG
5 June 2014

Decking over Concrete

Decking over Concrete

In most cases even securing the deck to the concrete is not required, 30m2 will weigh a few hundred kilos when assembled.

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mikkyG
Jun 05, 2014 8:28 am

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