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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

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
leni
leni
5 October 2010

Cabinet maker for small laundry job?

Cabinet maker for small laundry job?

we did our own with bunnings flatpax cabinets and ikea benchtop, with tapware from plumbtec. the trickiest bit of ours was chasing the walls and getting the taps moved,…

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leni
Oct 04, 2010 11:49 pm
leni
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kassan1973
Dec 04, 2012 9:12 pm
deathgod
deathgod
3 October 2010

reno blues

reno blues

Nearly there too Kitchen in Floor sanded and kitchen powered tomorrow New floating floor goes in Tuesday Kitchen appliances in Wednesday Then just need skirts paints…

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deathgod
Oct 03, 2010 9:23 pm
Casa2
Casa2
4 October 2010

advise needed ASAP

advise needed ASAP

If you're neighbour payed cash and did not get a receipt there is no record of payment (of that half)!

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Casa2
Oct 04, 2010 10:01 am
Cooped07
Cooped07
4 October 2010

How long after lock up

How long after lock up

1 month.. Wow that's super quick.

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Cooped07
Oct 04, 2010 11:32 am
Cooped07
ESB
ESB
5 October 2010

Underground Water Tank

Underground Water Tank

I was searching for this the other night, but wanted it under the driveway as we only have a 1000 sqm block ... I know this company is in Brisbane, but just thought I'd…

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ESB
Oct 05, 2010 11:12 am
ESB
Cooped07
Cooped07
4 October 2010

Winter Gas Bill

Winter Gas Bill

Ours was $300 for 2 adults & 2 kids under 3. Gas cooktop and bonair gas heater gas is also used to heat our water.

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Cooped07
Oct 04, 2010 4:12 pm
Cooped07
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
4 October 2010

Blind Options..

Blind Options..

Post has been moved to the right forum.

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 04, 2010 8:17 pm
The Garden Whisperer
buildingwest
buildingwest
5 October 2010

Signing of building contracts

Signing of building contracts

Hi, If your block is going to be titled in a few weeks then you will have no problems. Our last house we signed the building contracts in November 2007 and the land did…

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buildingwest
Oct 05, 2010 7:24 am

What version OS?

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
colourwave
colourwave
6 October 2010

Dulux Ecru combinations

Dulux Ecru combinations

I've had a slight change of heart about my colour combinations ...... now looking for an orange that would compliment ecru. Short list is Dulux Spice of Life or Red Terra…

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colourwave
Oct 06, 2010 7:51 am
skyfish
skyfish
5 October 2010

Bi-fold Doors and Insects - Help Please

Bi-fold Doors and Insects - Help Please

At the home expo few months ago we saw these retractable fly sceens. They are mounted in a vertical roller that live on one end of the doors, and then pretty much wind out…

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skyfish
Oct 05, 2010 8:09 pm
mcniks
mcniks
6 October 2010

Curtains for colonial style windows

Curtains for colonial style windows

My friend has similar style windows and has put up Austrian Blinds throughout her house (although she has decorated the whole place in a traditional/country style). They…

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mcniks
Oct 06, 2010 3:33 pm
kexkez
kexkez
5 October 2010

Best online shopping sites

Best online shopping sites

try these recent threads in the coffee break section viewtopic.php?f=36&t=39161 viewtopic.php?f=36&t=39163 viewtopic.php?f=36&t=39163 There have been previous…

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kexkez
Oct 05, 2010 10:34 pm
kexkez
ausdesign
ausdesign
8 October 2010

TWO DIFFERENT COLOURS OF MORTAR USED IN HOUSE

TWO DIFFERENT COLOURS OF MORTAR USED IN HOUSE

Differing mortar colours come about in most cases from a variation in the ratio of the mix. If there is no added 'oxide' i.e. plain mortar, this can occur from a different…

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ausdesign
Oct 08, 2010 11:07 am
ausdesign
Agent_009
Agent_009
6 October 2010

Fence Extenders for Wooden Fence

Fence Extenders for Wooden Fence

Thanks for that! At least I now know there is extenders for wooden fences. They don't really look to pleasing on the eye, especially with that long bit that hangs down…

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Agent_009
Oct 06, 2010 9:38 am
tinkster
tinkster
6 October 2010

What are you sick of seeing?

What are you sick of seeing?
1 ... 26, 27, 28

That annoys me too, especially when the plan beside "from 130K" is the fully spec'd version, not the budget version

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tinkster
Oct 06, 2010 11:45 am
tinkster
TheOK
TheOK
6 October 2010

Fold out clothes lines attached to weatherboard???

Fold out clothes lines attached to weatherboard???

An exterior grade board between studs or a vertical post 90x45 screwed to the WB's will suffice. If your DIY skills are up to it, for a cleaner look remove the WB and fix…

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TheOK
Oct 06, 2010 1:48 pm
TheOK
pottsville
pottsville
6 October 2010

Did you get your keys before official handover?

Did you get your keys before official handover?

Thanks for reply - MAYBE I SHOULD RE PHRASE MY QUESTION as it isnt very clear! ::sad:: Maybe I should be asking If the build finished ahead of time So all works complete and…

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pottsville
Oct 06, 2010 2:11 pm
ryanmcg
ryanmcg
6 October 2010

building cost

building cost

ok thanks, also would anyone know what is the first home buyers grant these days if there still is one, thanks Ryan

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ryanmcg
Oct 06, 2010 7:02 pm


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