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rramesh
rramesh
9 October 2010

Vandals on yet to tittle land!!!!

Vandals on yet to tittle land!!!!

My conveyancer told me to go move the stakes myself, and so I did. As Lunchtime has said there was the buried stake in the ground so it was easy fro me to locate the…

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rramesh
Oct 09, 2010 7:29 am
TheOK
TheOK
9 October 2010

Auspod waffle pod info please.

Auspod waffle pod info please.

It's not necessary to start a new thread on a subject you started.…

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TheOK
Oct 09, 2010 9:15 am
TheOK
djembe
djembe
9 October 2010

Soakwells

Soakwells

I have 8 downpipes on my house, does this mean I need 8 soakwells?? Also can you put soakwells under paving or do you have to run pipe under paving and then put a soakwell??

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djembe
Oct 09, 2010 4:27 pm
TheOK
TheOK
9 October 2010

site clean = ?

site clean = ?

It probably wont matter then, but i do recall reading an article I still haven't figured out how the rocks got on the…

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TheOK
Oct 09, 2010 6:03 pm
TheOK
paddyandbeau
paddyandbeau
11 October 2010

Advice re colour schemes for federation cottage exterior

Advice re colour schemes for federation cottage exterior

Thanks IkonInteriors, I will get myself a few samples. Just looking at Resene website now. Thanks too McNiks, any ideas on the colours used for the two houses?

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paddyandbeau
Oct 11, 2010 10:37 pm
paddyandbeau
bombaman
bombaman
8 November 2010

reasonable price for 2nd hand pavers??

reasonable price for 2nd hand pavers??

Nice potted plant always works wonders. Dwarf Fruit trees in a pot are a winner in my books

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bombaman
Nov 08, 2010 6:53 pm
gabbybuild10
gabbybuild10
9 October 2010

Is anyone using a building broker in Perth?

Is anyone using a building broker in Perth?

Hi, this reply is prob too late, but i thought i'd add that we are going with master building brokers MBB in perth and they seem good. they got our plans drawn up and…

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gabbybuild10
Oct 09, 2010 9:56 pm
david242gt
david242gt
9 October 2010

Neighbours slab

Neighbours slab

If its a poor job, a hammer and a lump of steel (chisel) should fix it.

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david242gt
Oct 09, 2010 10:43 pm
david242gt
Mrs P
Mrs P
9 October 2010

Council approval in Logan council

Council approval in Logan council

http://pdonline.logan.qld.gov.au/modules/common/default.aspx Here is where you can put your house details in to find out progress of…

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Mrs P
Oct 09, 2010 10:57 pm
katherineandadrian
katherineandadrian
9 October 2010

Boundary laws??

Boundary laws??

I remember this story in the news a while ago, it didn't go the way of the original land owner - (i…

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katherineandadrian
Oct 09, 2010 11:28 pm
Ozibob
Ozibob
11 October 2010

Rude, noisey neighbours

Rude, noisey neighbours

Firstly try to talk to them and get it sorted. If that doesn't work next time they expose themselves report them to the police but add that the…

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Ozibob
Oct 11, 2010 11:46 am
Cooped07
Cooped07
11 October 2010

Beginning the journey!

Beginning the journey!

Welcome to the forum.. Don't forgot to post some pictures of your plans & land, we all like to have a nosey. Who are you building with?!?

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Cooped07
Oct 11, 2010 3:42 pm
Cooped07
Aiah
Aiah
11 October 2010

Anti Termites

Anti Termites

I have Jarrah floor boards, had the offcuts on the wood pile for a year or 2, termites ate everything but the jarrah, its not to thier liking me thinks.

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Aiah
Oct 11, 2010 6:12 pm
Aiah
Melly03
Melly03
13 October 2010

Damaged Colourbond Watertank

Damaged Colourbond Watertank

Thanks for your response Syrus :-)

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Melly03
Oct 13, 2010 7:16 am
bennettprivate
bennettprivate
12 October 2010

Soakwells?

Soakwells?

It was so easy we just noticed a guy doing someone elses and asked for a price. 2500 compared with builder 4000. Said go for it as slab had…

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bennettprivate
Oct 12, 2010 2:53 am
bennettprivate
ref_kt
ref_kt
12 October 2010

Termite attack

Termite attack

Glad it worked out well for you in terms of getting it done promptly. And as a bonus in time for the wedding. Congratulations on taking the plunge ;-)

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ref_kt
Oct 12, 2010 7:57 am
ref_kt
Adam.M
Adam.M
12 October 2010

THERES MORE RUBBISH ON MY BLOCK

THERES MORE RUBBISH ON MY BLOCK

Yes, people out there can be inconsiderate, but at the same time, your providing a path of least resistance if you don't put up a front fence of some sort. Ask yourself,…

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Adam.M
Oct 12, 2010 11:47 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
12 October 2010

Building specification

Building specification

Not sure if it helps, but a "Standard spec" doesn't really exist Having said that, all it needs to be is a detailed list of the materials and fitting you will be using to…

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chrisandkate
Oct 12, 2010 5:06 pm
S&M
S&M
12 October 2010

downpipe issue plz help

downpipe issue plz help

hi people just wondering if someone could help. I will be having a downpipe on my front pillar of my new home now i know its going to look ugly and i do not want it…

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S&M
Oct 12, 2010 6:55 pm
S&M
*frosty*
*frosty*
16 October 2010

solar panels - cost and best brands

solar panels - cost and best brands

My understanding is that it's AGL customers in the Jemena distribution patch. The 32c is a shoulder rate for a couple of hours in the evening. I'm aware of the article,…

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*frosty*
Oct 16, 2010 9:35 pm
*frosty*
flagstaffIV
flagstaffIV
12 October 2010

Front frence recommendation?

Front frence recommendation?

Hey Rinny... Have a look at this product. It was something I was considering before we started building our house…

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flagstaffIV
Oct 12, 2010 11:04 pm
flagstaffIV
Ben01
Ben01
12 October 2010

Gap under fence - how can i fill it?

Gap under fence - how can i fill it?

Hi everyone, I have about a 40cm high limestone retaining wall with a 15 metre colourbond fence on top of it. There is a gap between fence and limestone of varying…

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Ben01
Oct 12, 2010 11:35 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
13 October 2010

Demolition and salvage

Demolition and salvage

Most of the time, when you sign off on a demolition, the demo company owns everything considered part of the house from the moment you sign. You would have to specify the…

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chrisandkate
Oct 13, 2010 9:12 am
Bendnsnap
Bendnsnap
13 October 2010

Kit home..Steel or Timber ?? Build to lock up..

Kit home..Steel or Timber ?? Build to lock up..

Hi Jess, Just came fown to floor plan in the end, and also price. PAAL are also very good, so probably much of a muchness really. DH wants stumps. We have a quote…

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Bendnsnap
Oct 13, 2010 9:27 am
Bam
Bam
13 October 2010

Tradies, Shoes and Timber Floors

Tradies, Shoes and Timber Floors
1, 2, 3, 4

Ive edited something in your post which I felt wasnt necessary. I hope everyone is done, otherwise I will lock the thread :wink:

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Bam
Oct 13, 2010 10:43 am
Bam
Eskay40
Eskay40
13 October 2010

Tree Removal before building a new house

Tree Removal before building a new house

Hi Conrad, We just did this with Maroondah Council. Get an arborist to identify the tree's and, better yet, see if there is anything wrong with them. One of mine was…

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Eskay40
Oct 13, 2010 11:26 am
Eskay40
karenr
karenr
13 October 2010

Recommendations for glaziers, tilers & stone masons Sydney

Recommendations for glaziers, tilers & stone masons Sydney

Emma I have a tiler that is absolutely meticulous. Having said this, it means he's slow, and as he charges by the hour, that makes him not cheap. However I chose badly in…

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karenr
Oct 13, 2010 12:30 pm
gabbybuild10
gabbybuild10
13 October 2010

is it cheaper to organise ur own site works??

is it cheaper to organise ur own site works??

this thread has an interesting viewpoint from the builders' side and how "cheaper" site costs can become more expensive:

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gabbybuild10
Oct 13, 2010 12:48 pm
mishb
mishb
13 October 2010

Ceiling cornices or not?

Ceiling cornices or not?
1, 2

Cornice fan here. We live in a period home with a modern extension (built before we bought the house). I always thought there was something strange and unfinished…

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mishb
Oct 13, 2010 9:13 pm
BlackSpider
BlackSpider
13 October 2010

could u tell if wht kind of roof is this?

could u tell if wht kind of roof is this?

Technically, it's a sheet metal corrugated roof. Almost certainly Colorbond, but no guarantee.

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BlackSpider
Oct 13, 2010 9:50 pm
nerak
nerak
14 October 2010

Anyone built with PGH Gledswood Blend?

Anyone built with PGH Gledswood Blend?

Just found out it would cost an additional $11,308 to build my house with Gledswood Blend in lieu of the standard brick range! Now I know why I can't find any pictures of…

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nerak
Oct 14, 2010 10:46 am
Xander
Xander
11 January 2011

How Much??????? Quote your Painting / Tiling / Carpet

How Much??????? Quote your Painting / Tiling / Carpet
1, 2

Hi KoIL, Sorry for late response, haven't been online in a while. No worries about the photos, I've been trying to organise a time to see an example of his work but it's…

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Xander
Jan 11, 2011 6:30 pm
Xander
Casa2
Casa2
14 October 2010

Minimum bedroom size in apartment

Minimum bedroom size in apartment

2.35 m is very narrow. I would say a 2.7 m by 3.0 m bedroom would be a minimum size.

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Casa2
Oct 14, 2010 8:17 pm
jonedwards80
jonedwards80
14 October 2010

Ball park Quote for Home Extension

Ball park Quote for Home Extension

So we had two builders come out. One did a quick run-through of ideas, etc and said about $130k to get it all done. The other was a lot more thorough and said around the…

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jonedwards80
Oct 14, 2010 9:58 pm
chriso
chriso
14 October 2010

Advice Needed on final internal selections and colours

Advice Needed on final internal selections and colours

Hi all - We are about to finalise all our internal selections with our builder next week and would really love everyone's thoughts, opintions, comments on the below…

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chriso
Oct 14, 2010 10:28 pm
xquisite
xquisite
18 October 2010

Windows - Match the inside or the outside???

Windows - Match the inside or the outside???

I agree with Ed. I'd most likely go with white, but remember that this will make a feature of the windows from the outside so hopefully your design can handle this.

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xquisite
Oct 18, 2010 11:13 am
jbyway
jbyway
14 October 2010

Liquidated Damages Clause

Liquidated Damages Clause

Thanks everyone. Hopefully the builder will let me put the clause in. I guess I can pull the whole "well why are you worried about having this clause in the contract if…

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jbyway
Oct 14, 2010 11:46 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
19 December 2010

Old house - no water meter!

Old house - no water meter!

Also has no tap handle so wondering how to turn it off. Ring Sydney water and tell them the handle is missing on the meter. They'll…

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vvs mand
Dec 19, 2010 11:46 am
Machiars
Machiars
16 October 2010

House lower than neighbours, and building on the boundary.

House lower than neighbours, and building on the boundary.

We had to go out to the block tonight to check out the painting, and that section in between the 2 houses was a pool of water. Everywhere else seemed fine drainage…

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Machiars
Oct 16, 2010 1:31 am
Machiars
Wateman
Wateman
7 February 2012

House painting Prices

House painting Prices
1, 2

Be careful of picking the cheapest too.. My parents picked the cheapest quote, guys ad said 40 years experience but it was the worst job ive ever seen.. He painted over…

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Wateman
Feb 07, 2012 6:54 pm
Wateman
kek
kek
16 October 2010

Colour appointment for dummies?

Colour appointment for dummies?

I spoke to the colour consultant yesterday and she said I don't need to see tile/carpet info before our meeting cos we'll be fine just to pick…

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kek
Oct 16, 2010 9:43 am
kek

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 10:07 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 12:49 pm
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 6:29 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 12:22 pm
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 2:15 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 3:34 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 2:33 pm

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