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Team PD
Team PD
18 October 2010

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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 3:11 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 5:51 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 9:21 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 7:18 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 8:49 pm
Lex
Lex
12 December 2010

Skirting Boards Coming Away From The Wall

Skirting Boards Coming Away From The Wall
1, 2

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 9:17 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 9:55 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 2:07 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 10:39 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 2:17 pm
House_of_Dreams
mpcj
mpcj
19 October 2010

All things mattress

All things mattress
1, 2

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 10:19 pm
mpcj
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1st timer
Oct 20, 2010 12:19 am
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ESB
Oct 20, 2010 1:11 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 7:28 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 2:00 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 2:10 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 5:57 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 4:42 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 22, 2010 12:04 am
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 10:07 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 11:01 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 11:10 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 11:21 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 11:39 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 6:58 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 7:31 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 8:07 pm
Lex
tjilpi
tjilpi
22 October 2010

builder problem

builder problem
1, 2

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

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tjilpi
Oct 22, 2010 8:08 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…

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Jan 01, 1970 11:00 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 3:28 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 6:56 pm
Cooped07
Thudd
Thudd
27 October 2010

bread makers, who uses them and how often.

bread makers, who uses them and how often.
1, 2

We use ours semi-regularly for making oddball breads.

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Thudd
Oct 27, 2010 12:03 pm
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 2:54 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 8:36 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 3:00 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 6:08 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 7:36 pm
nettie.b
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
25 October 2010

Sales Consultants

Sales Consultants

I (We) don't like our sales guy, but He's the one our builder (small builder/franchise owner) says we have to deal with for the most part leading up to the build. We're…

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chrisandkate
Oct 25, 2010 10:08 pm
lisa10
lisa10
25 October 2010

Cost of building

Cost of building

There really are some terrible situations out there - it seems there is a body to protect builders, but nothing for us (except expensive lawyers!) Thanks for all your…

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lisa10
Oct 25, 2010 10:48 pm
huiting
huiting
26 October 2010

hi there, is there anyone build their house by ROSS NORTH th

hi there, is there anyone build their house by ROSS NORTH th

hi there, is there anyone build their house by ROSS NORTH through the consultant in southern river? Please give some feedback, thanks

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huiting
Oct 26, 2010 1:16 am
fireater
fireater
26 October 2010

renovation post war home

renovation post war home

Hi Marg I'm doing something very similar in Stafford Heights. Post war 3 bedroom. We are not raising, but extending and removing internal walls. The first thing I would…

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fireater
Oct 26, 2010 8:58 am
JJ305
JJ305
12 December 2010

Plain concrete driveway pricing

Plain concrete driveway pricing

We have been getting quotes to get our driveway concreted in plain concrete. We have been quoted around $4400 inc GST. This is for evething…

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JJ305
Dec 12, 2010 6:25 pm
Reccymech
Reccymech
26 October 2010

Recommended Shed/Workshop sales and installers in WA

Recommended Shed/Workshop sales and installers in WA

We had a 6 X 7 X 3 shed (gable roof) installed by a local metro outdoor supplier. They had their own installer, we supplied the concreter. Due to the design a bottom frame…

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Reccymech
Oct 26, 2010 12:45 pm
chriskq
chriskq
26 October 2010

Common DA amendment times

Common DA amendment times

thought of that option; very tempting - but as our property/building is so small is will be easier to build the ground and first floor from scratch again. Also who knows…

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chriskq
Oct 26, 2010 4:31 pm
Tamsin
Tamsin
26 October 2010

Paint Colours

Paint Colours

Hi there! Has anyone used Wattyl Donkey 1/4 strength interior paint or Chino for exterior? Would love to see some pics! Thanks. Tamsin

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Tamsin
Oct 26, 2010 5:27 pm
Geoff0001
Geoff0001
27 October 2010

Awning timber sizes

Awning timber sizes

Thankyou for your help and advice.

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Geoff0001
Oct 27, 2010 7:09 pm
kexkez
kexkez
26 October 2010

Big rock

Big rock

Hi Anuda you might want to give some further information on approximately where you are as there's no point in someone in a hugely different part of NSW suggesting a…

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kexkez
Oct 26, 2010 10:36 pm
kexkez
jbo
jbo
27 October 2010

Negotiating Quote Price

Negotiating Quote Price

the chance of getting the price lower is not good, however we have been offered extras like colourbond roof upgrade for free.

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jbo
Oct 27, 2010 3:06 pm

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