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Sierra
Sierra
11 September 2010

Help reading engineering drawing.. please !

Help reading engineering drawing.. please !

The sewerage cover I think will look like the bit of concrete in the attached photo. It's about 300mm in…

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Sierra
Sep 11, 2010 1:56 am
Sierra
TheOK
TheOK
11 September 2010

Home design software

Home design software

Thank you for sharing this website

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TheOK
Sep 11, 2010 7:29 am
TheOK
tjilpi
tjilpi
11 September 2010

Good old values and design

Good old values and design
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+ 1 with Onc. I live 2 living areas to cater for parents getting away from kids, and 2 toilets, especially witha predominantly male household ::cool:: We are also no tv's in…

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tjilpi
Sep 11, 2010 7:57 am
buildme
buildme
11 September 2010

Just Don't Know What To Do

Just Don't Know What To Do

Mrs B : Thanks for your help, will keep watching. donuts : 1st, thanks for your info about the other towns, 2nd, I will be a bit more specific next time, but I was just…

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buildme
Sep 11, 2010 9:46 am
TheOK
TheOK
11 September 2010

Dog Door recommendations?

Dog Door recommendations?

Hey all. Not far off finishing the house reno's and need to choose a dog door design. Our rear extension is very modern/stylish so I want to…

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TheOK
Sep 11, 2010 10:06 am
TheOK
GeoffW1
GeoffW1
11 September 2010

1 degree pitch roof

1 degree pitch roof

Hi. Lysaght's Klip-Lok generally can be installed at 1 degree pitch according to the specs, but some others of Lysaght's profiles are recommended for 3 degrees minimum,…

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GeoffW1
Sep 11, 2010 8:08 pm
GeoffW1
Nonna
Nonna
11 September 2010

New Product / any comments???

New Product / any comments???

anyone used it yet? I want others to be guinea pigs.... :twisted:

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Nonna
Sep 11, 2010 9:25 pm
Nonna
Matlan
Matlan
11 September 2010

Help with colour scheme for skillion house

Help with colour scheme for skillion house

The house frontage is 13.6m and the block is 20m frontage. There will be 2m on the south side and 4m on the north side (for our boat).

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Matlan
Sep 11, 2010 9:27 pm
RenoQueen2010
RenoQueen2010
12 September 2010

When to Pay any other such start items

When to Pay any other such start items

Hi there thx for ur help :) I have arranged to meet next week just to get facts straight before hand. It is alot of money to part with without asking some questions...…

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RenoQueen2010
Sep 12, 2010 6:11 am
Dollar
Dollar
12 September 2010

House sitting

House sitting

My parents used a house-sitting company for about 6wks or so. Couldn't fault the service or the family we got. They looked after the house, the gardens and even our pets for free.

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Dollar
Sep 12, 2010 10:39 pm
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
13 September 2010

Have you bought a transportable home?

Have you bought a transportable home?

Hello I am currently researching my options (building or buying established). I am leaning towards building a small transportable on a good size block of land, but just…

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fitnhealthy
Sep 13, 2010 9:05 am
KingHenry
KingHenry
13 September 2010

Extended roof

Extended roof

Hey everyone, Im hoping you can help with a 'damp' query. Basically one side of the outside of our house has mould on it, not a lot, a few patches here or there. It's…

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KingHenry
Sep 13, 2010 12:05 pm
Dollar
Dollar
15 September 2010

Letterbox/Mailbox

Letterbox/Mailbox

Sam I should have red properly. I haven't seen any like this but mind you I have been to many places. Alot of the places round here make them looking like that. How's your…

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Dollar
Sep 15, 2010 1:30 pm
aid
aid
13 September 2010

Electrics, anyone?

Electrics, anyone?

Hi E1109, putting them higher is a very good idea. Thanks your advice.

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aid
Sep 13, 2010 4:28 pm
Nightshade
Nightshade
13 September 2010

Lot with Sewer Manhole - yay or nay ?

Lot with Sewer Manhole - yay or nay ?

I had one in my last house. It never caused me a issue in the 11 1/2 years i was there and when I sold it none of the 60+ ppl that inspected the house raised it as a…

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Nightshade
Sep 13, 2010 6:53 pm
smorgzzz
smorgzzz
11 January 2013

Steam Mops ? Cleaning a house with so many tiles

Steam Mops ? Cleaning a house with so many tiles
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I made my husband sit through the TV infomercial for a steam mop. He isn't convinced. Mum has one of those "Shark" steam mops & is going to bring it over and do my…

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smorgzzz
Jan 11, 2013 4:15 pm
smorgzzz
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bazzool
Sep 14, 2010 6:18 am
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rramesh
Sep 20, 2010 12:22 pm
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
14 September 2010

Tiles that don't look like tiles.....

Tiles that don't look like tiles.....

Why dont you go laminated timber floors. cheap enough and are hard wearing. We put them in our old home with 4 crazy kids and a huge dog that lived inside and never…

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Rudolf1980
Sep 14, 2010 5:34 pm
Rudolf1980
themax
themax
29 October 2010

I saw my basins in a public loo!

I saw my basins in a public loo!

Our worst one is the fact that our favorite ceaserstone is in McDonalds and most other fast food places. :(


Mine too... <img src=

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themax
Oct 29, 2010 2:20 pm
themax
piscean
piscean
14 September 2010

Fence removal required for building 150mm from boundaay?

Fence removal required for building 150mm from boundaay?

i cant believe what im reading wouldnt u rather have neighbours that you get along with rather then neighbours that you dont get along with. fair…

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piscean
Sep 14, 2010 7:27 pm
Casa2
Casa2
28 March 2011

Scoring marks on bricks - is this acceptable?

Scoring marks on bricks - is this acceptable?

" We also have a letter guaranteeing that the motar matches would be sent within 8 weeks to fix the colour difference." - time to talk about financial compensation for the…

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Casa2
Mar 28, 2011 8:00 pm
albi
albi
14 September 2010

Aquiring Timber Decking

Aquiring Timber Decking

Have you tried Shiver-me-timbers in Maidstone. I have not bought decking from them but they were the best price around for spotted gum floor boards. Urban Salvage in…

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albi
Sep 14, 2010 8:16 pm
albi
nat_bris
nat_bris
14 September 2010

Public Liability Insurance

Public Liability Insurance

Thanks for that Batman ... well it seems that I have PL insurance for my land after all as that is part of my contents policy with Suncorp as…

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nat_bris
Sep 14, 2010 8:42 pm
grinder
grinder
14 September 2010

Rendering home, questions...

Rendering home, questions...

Can I ask another quick question. If the cement sheet is not flush with the brickwork but recessed, is there some way it can be filled so that…

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grinder
Sep 14, 2010 9:34 pm
grinder
Adam.M
Adam.M
15 September 2010

doubt regarding paying for est. utility connections

doubt regarding paying for est. utility connections

The going agreement (I built with a volume builder) should only be water connection and water usage you should pay. Electricity should be the builder's responsibility and…

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Adam.M
Sep 15, 2010 8:49 am
Liz
Liz
15 September 2010

VJ/tongue and groove wall sheeting...anyone here used it?

VJ/tongue and groove wall sheeting...anyone here used it?

Just wondering if anyone on here has used this sheeting in there new houses/extension at all? I dont often see it mentioned and just wondered as we've just started our…

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Liz
Sep 15, 2010 4:19 pm
garden lover
garden lover
16 September 2010

Upgrading to a taller dividing fence

Upgrading to a taller dividing fence

I'm doing the same. I'm in NSW. Unfortunately here you can't make a neighbour pay for half if it is actually ok too. Same as Vic it seems. My current side fence is…

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garden lover
Sep 16, 2010 7:00 am
jimnsal
jimnsal
16 September 2010

Paid for goods but shop is shutdown before goods received

Paid for goods but shop is shutdown before goods received

OK mystery solved. I finally got a call back after they've received my email. Their phones are playing up and has been for last week, they've actually moved premise so you…

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jimnsal
Sep 16, 2010 12:22 pm
jimnsal
nettie.b
nettie.b
16 September 2010

Is your land "affected by aboriginal culture significance"

Is your land "affected by aboriginal culture significance"

I have phoned Lake Mac Council and was advised the person with all the expertise in that area isnt in today (always the way) however someone else could help me :? She…

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nettie.b
Sep 16, 2010 1:31 pm
nettie.b
grom40
grom40
16 September 2010

Handover - Cheque and paperwork

Handover - Cheque and paperwork

The other thing you should probably get from the builder is your occupancy permit (in Victoria anyway)

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grom40
Sep 16, 2010 2:46 pm
grom40
Alex88
Alex88
16 September 2010

gap between mattress and bed too big?

gap between mattress and bed too big?
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How frustrating!!! If anything at least get them to replace the slats, my bed ended up collapsing constantly, because the slats were just that tiny bit too short, then…

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Alex88
Sep 16, 2010 2:50 pm
Alex88
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Bam
Sep 28, 2010 9:37 pm
Bam
s_b_o_s
s_b_o_s
16 September 2010

Builder Required For 7 Unit Development Site

Builder Required For 7 Unit Development Site

Hi Homeone, Just wondering if anyone can recommend me reputable builders within the Sydney, Bankstown council area for a 7 unit project? Any advice would be…

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s_b_o_s
Sep 16, 2010 8:31 pm
Trinity
Trinity
16 September 2010

post handover clean up tips

post handover clean up tips

Unfortunately metho didn't work but nail polish remover did (for the paint on tiles). I ended up having to just scrape paint from the grout and some bits I had to leave as…

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Trinity
Sep 16, 2010 8:58 pm
garden lover
garden lover
17 September 2010

FRONT ENTRY DOORS!!!?? HELP??

FRONT ENTRY DOORS!!!?? HELP??

We didnt have a pivot door for our large single door. Just used a very very strong door hinges to hold a solid jarrah door approx. 8ft tall, and I cant remember the exact width.

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garden lover
Sep 17, 2010 10:49 am
Dean - MFD
Dean - MFD
17 September 2010

fly wire screens on windows & french doors - or alternatives

fly wire screens on windows & french doors - or alternatives

Hi Ceebs, It actually depends on your intention - do you want to keep the bugs out ... or intruders. If it is simply about keeping insects and bugs out, then you have…

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Dean - MFD
Sep 17, 2010 2:11 pm
Dean - MFD
Timm
Timm
17 September 2010

PLANS AND MAPS

PLANS AND MAPS

Another small tip - put a strip of sellotape along the bottom side of your paper plans... it makes them last a bucket load longer.

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Timm
Sep 17, 2010 3:45 pm
Timm
Nightshade
Nightshade
17 September 2010

Was "the dream" of building a home what you expected?

Was "the dream" of building a home what you expected?

For me, been in 6 months but not quite "finished" yet. Back deck should get done this w'end and a nightmare driveway is left to do. The house ... I really like it,…

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Nightshade
Sep 17, 2010 4:21 pm
grinder
grinder
17 September 2010

Has anyone used Spaceworks for joinery work?

Has anyone used Spaceworks for joinery work?

I know them personally and i would not use them because of their pricing is way too expensive considering the materials they use. Any cabinet maker will do the same job for less.

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grinder
Sep 17, 2010 10:46 pm
grinder
grinder
grinder
17 September 2010

Motar Advice Needed

Motar Advice Needed

:lol: Is that because it takes longer to make a flush finish? :lol:

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grinder
Sep 17, 2010 10:48 pm
grinder


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