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MumofTwo29
MumofTwo29
21 August 2010

Home & Building Auctions - Have you been to one ?

Home & Building Auctions - Have you been to one ?

We visited Gray's today in Cheltenham for their live auction. It was fantastic and bargains could be made but it is VERY important that you know the RRP of the items and…

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MumofTwo29
Aug 21, 2010 7:38 pm
TheOK
TheOK
21 August 2010

Home SHow

Home SHow

Has anyone been and was it worth while? I am considering it but i was disappointed at the last one. Did you learn anything…

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TheOK
Aug 21, 2010 10:35 pm
TheOK
ECOECO
ECOECO
22 August 2010

it IS A load bearing wall oh no

it IS A load bearing wall oh no

Hi, Arches can of course support loads, as the Romans knew, but they have to be properly constructed for it, and yours…

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ECOECO
Aug 22, 2010 7:34 am
ECOECO
csbowes
csbowes
22 August 2010

What is the best way to add power points to a period home?

What is the best way to add power points to a period home?

I have a 1910 bungalow, which is pretty much in original nick. There a number of power points in the home where the wiring is obviously coming down from the ceiling in a…

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csbowes
Aug 22, 2010 7:12 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
23 August 2010

What is involved in building underneath a house?

What is involved in building underneath a house?

What height is it and was it done with permits originally? If it has permits I doubt you would be limited renting or selling it. We built an extension and due to flat…

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tjilpi
Aug 23, 2010 8:40 am
kek
kek
23 August 2010

Fence on new delelopment

Fence on new delelopment

G'day, we are about to build on a new development. Because we have young kids we want to erect a fence straight away. On our side boundary the…

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kek
Aug 23, 2010 10:58 am
kek
skyza
skyza
11 October 2010

benchtop & cabinet question

benchtop & cabinet question

Hi MumofTwo29 , agree with you that this is a great site, I've just found this myself :) To answer your question, yes I've done this recently to my bathroom. I had a…

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skyza
Oct 11, 2010 1:31 pm
suh
suh
23 August 2010

Wall lighting in bedrooms

Wall lighting in bedrooms

Yep, that's what I thought but you could probably get something stronger in something similar. ::smile::

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suh
Aug 23, 2010 12:22 pm
suh
kyton
kyton
3 January 2011

Glass splashbacks in bathrooms

Glass splashbacks in bathrooms

Massively expensive for inside showers. We also compared acrylic splashbacks as well. For all four ensuites it was going to cost us close to $8k for acrylic. Stuck with…

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kyton
Jan 03, 2011 10:09 am
kyton
rojak1
rojak1
23 August 2010

Henley Lexington 993Q1

Henley Lexington 993Q1

Hi, just wondering if anyone build Lexington 993 Q1 with Broadway facade? were you able to opt in 2340 x 1200 front entry pivot door? I was told my ceiling 2590mm is too…

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rojak1
Aug 23, 2010 5:06 pm
cocopops
cocopops
23 August 2010

Plumbing and Overflow relief Gully (ORG)

Plumbing and Overflow relief Gully (ORG)

does anybody know whetrher the ORG can be placed on a sewer easement that is also right of way to another 3-4 households to take their garbage bins out for collection.…

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cocopops
Aug 23, 2010 6:30 pm
csbowes
csbowes
23 August 2010

What is the best way to add power points to a period home?

What is the best way to add power points to a period home?

No, I'm not a sparky. My brother is, but chasing walls would not be his thing. My concern in doing that myself, like anyone I suppose, is completely stuffing that up and…

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csbowes
Aug 23, 2010 7:17 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
23 August 2010

28c vs 31c in CM?

28c vs 31c in CM?

save yourself the hassle and get the builder to do it.

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Huggy_B
Aug 23, 2010 8:29 pm
Huggy_B
mattwalker
mattwalker
23 August 2010

Selby Acoustics - Onkyo TXNR807 Amplifier $1399 with FREEBIE

Selby Acoustics - Onkyo TXNR807 Amplifier $1399 with FREEBIE

seals we do ... give me call on 1800 69 2225 if you want one and I will do a deal for a homeone special!! ;)

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mattwalker
Aug 23, 2010 8:39 pm
mattwalker
BlackSpider
BlackSpider
23 August 2010

Which bricks colour???

Which bricks colour???

I like the off white a little more, the oatmeal is nice too. However, would choose the oatmeal as can imagine the off white getting dirty easily and will look almost like…

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BlackSpider
Aug 23, 2010 9:03 pm
farquire
farquire
23 August 2010

weathertex cladding

weathertex cladding

i used weathertex as the exterior cladding when i renovated about 11 years ago ,am noticing now that i have several areas that are rotting or are going spongey,has anyone…

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farquire
Aug 23, 2010 9:40 pm
grinder
grinder
23 August 2010

Why the same colour scheme for a house neighbourhood ?

Why the same colour scheme for a house neighbourhood ?

I have been to many suburbs and yet I find recent period houses architecturally even boring unattractive and unappealing reminiscent of Mon Uncle with Jacques Tati old…

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grinder
Aug 23, 2010 9:52 pm
grinder
Andy54
Andy54
24 August 2010

Before You Sign Off On A Plan

Before You Sign Off On A Plan

I am working with Coral Homes on alterations to the Stradbroke 279 to be sited on an acre in a valley to the west of my present home. I'm taking early retirement and want…

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Andy54
Aug 24, 2010 6:19 am
whattodo
whattodo
24 August 2010

Exterior Colour Scheme for 1920 Sandstone Bungalow...

Exterior Colour Scheme for 1920 Sandstone Bungalow...

Hi Kate, Your house and extension is extremely similar to what we are doing. We have a 1925 sandstone bungalow but it is painted over as it is not an ornate sandstone but…

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whattodo
Aug 24, 2010 1:07 pm
musicman
musicman
24 August 2010

Weathertex or Hardiplank siding???

Weathertex or Hardiplank siding???

Thanks for this - we live on the coast and after speaking to a neighbour who has similar problems with rot in weathertex after 15 years, we decided on the hardiplank…

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musicman
Aug 24, 2010 9:59 pm
Lex
Lex
25 August 2010

Best clear finish for timber ??

Best clear finish for timber ??

And are you worried about yellowing and darkening or not? If not, solvent based is fine (but I wouldn't use it anyway, considering the options). If yes, use water based…

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Lex
Aug 25, 2010 8:28 am
Lex
Rousella
Rousella
4 September 2010

weathertex guarantee

weathertex guarantee

I also experience that Farquire..That's why I research for some details that will help me on that matter. After reading many articles and couples of videos, I found some…

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Rousella
Sep 04, 2010 1:06 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
25 August 2010

FREE - iPod cases - 12 Different styles - Melb (Hallam) p/up

FREE - iPod cases - 12 Different styles - Melb (Hallam) p/up

Hi Guys, These cases are for the older style iPods like the mini 4g and the 4-20gb clasic style with a clickwheel. There are no strings attached at all! Get down and…

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mattwalker
Aug 25, 2010 3:30 pm
mattwalker
Laila
Laila
24 October 2011

Damaged induction cooktop

Damaged induction cooktop

Ok this is what happened. I wrote a letter of complaint to Ilve, regarding the **** house packaging, blah, blah and told them that I will take…

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Laila
Oct 24, 2011 11:52 am
naybo87
naybo87
21 October 2010

Dark Kitchens

Dark Kitchens

we are thinking of doing something similar, although i was thinking maybe white tiles to break up the dark colours. Be interested in knowing what you decide on! :)

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naybo87
Oct 21, 2010 2:55 pm
nidhi
nidhi
26 August 2010

Building with burbank

Building with burbank

Hi Saavant, we made our first deposit to the sales person on 11 th jan 2010. we signed the contract on 5th march 2010. we had our colour selection on 16 th march. they…

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nidhi
Aug 26, 2010 8:48 pm
Trish
Trish
13 February 2014

Any hints for window cleaning?

Any hints for window cleaning?
1, 2, 3

These things are reported to be very good

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Trish
Feb 13, 2014 1:08 pm
Trish
btherl
btherl
27 August 2010

Hi

Hi
NSW

Hello :) Are you building a house? Planning to build one?

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btherl
Aug 27, 2010 8:08 am
btherl
Adam.M
Adam.M
27 August 2010

Inspections and progress payments

Inspections and progress payments

If there is one thing I found during my build that I would have done before would have been an inspection at frame and final. Without a doubt the most important aspects…

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Adam.M
Aug 27, 2010 11:18 am
Adam.M
Adam.M
27 August 2010

Problems with mortar - opinions please

Problems with mortar - opinions please

Two things here. 1.) The holes are a result of blow out from the blaster and occures when there might have been a chunk of sand that wasn't well mixed or mortar not…

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Adam.M
Aug 27, 2010 11:46 am
darbs1
darbs1
13 January 2016

Porcher toilets anyone have them?

Porcher toilets anyone have them?

Thanks to this site, I was able to get the lid off my Porcher Toilet cistern! I needed to look at the inlet valve as it was filling very slowly, or not at all, after a few…

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darbs1
Jan 13, 2016 11:49 am
candice.novak
candice.novak
27 August 2010

New roof costs???

New roof costs???

hi might be too late for you we are having 222 m2 of new macquarie cement tiled roof for $10K

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candice.novak
Aug 27, 2010 8:33 pm
GTI
GTI
6 September 2010

Professsional Cleaners for showers/bathrooms

Professsional Cleaners for showers/bathrooms

Thankyou so much, I only wish I saw this post sooner :-|

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GTI
Sep 06, 2010 9:55 am
gilroy
gilroy
28 August 2010

Devonia Park

Devonia Park

Hi All, I am planning at building at Devonia park and am utterly confussed by what all the builders are saying and how they contradict each other. I have currently…

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gilroy
Aug 28, 2010 12:20 pm
grinder
grinder
28 August 2010

Desperate for ideas on living cheaper

Desperate for ideas on living cheaper
1, 2

look johnnyrie honestly just have a look who is doing it tough and you'll get your answer ::cool::

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grinder
Aug 28, 2010 10:16 pm
grinder
ECOECO
ECOECO
29 August 2010

dispute with renovations please help, thanks.

dispute with renovations please help, thanks.

Hi, Can anyone help us please? We have recently had a second storey added to our house. Before we signed the contract the builder told us we…

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ECOECO
Aug 29, 2010 12:17 pm
ECOECO
kexkez
kexkez
29 August 2010

Magnetic Paint

Magnetic Paint

friends of ours put up cork tiles as a pin board on a section of wall for this purpose

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kexkez
Aug 29, 2010 7:25 pm
kexkez
kerri
kerri
29 August 2010

Construction period

Construction period

Thanks for all your help. I am so pleased I have found this forum - I am sure I will be seeking advice from those who have travelled the path before me again. Thanks again.

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kerri
Aug 29, 2010 8:14 pm
grinder
grinder
29 August 2010

Equipment Hire

Equipment Hire

Just been down to Bunnings and noticed someone returning a floor sander. It was in the boot, getting it out was an effort - these things are heavy…

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grinder
Aug 29, 2010 8:16 pm
grinder
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
30 August 2010

Floor Boards Melbourne

Floor Boards Melbourne

We got our European Oak flooring (they have spotted gum too) from Hazelwood & Hill (working mill). They were really helpful with good prices. http://www.hazelwoodhill.com.au/

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Biff Costanza
Aug 30, 2010 2:17 pm
Biff Costanza
movingGal
movingGal
30 August 2010

Anyone else dealing with a Development Review Committee?

Anyone else dealing with a Development Review Committee?

My land is in an estate, with body corp, security gates etc. We have had nothing to do with this kind of thing before, so do not know what is normal or what is over the…

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movingGal
Aug 30, 2010 4:38 pm
pipphen
pipphen
30 August 2010

Unreliable Builders yet again!

Unreliable Builders yet again!

Biff Costanza, who are you building with? I have my fair share of sad stories about tradies. Am venturing into building my first home. After reading the many…

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pipphen
Aug 30, 2010 6:13 pm
katherineandadrian
katherineandadrian
30 August 2010

What has been stolen from your build?

What has been stolen from your build?
1, 2, 3

, and hubby has 'lost' his socket spanner set even though he used it to assemble everyone's beds...…

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katherineandadrian
Aug 30, 2010 8:22 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
31 August 2010

Contractor margin?

Contractor margin?

It's a way to protect their overall margin if here are any costs outside of the contract. A bit more explanation and how the margin is calculated is found…

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Adam.M
Aug 31, 2010 8:56 am

How about this one!

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kentwang
Aug 31, 2010 9:15 am
TheOK
TheOK
31 August 2010

Pool price confusion!

Pool price confusion!

you're welcome anjele.

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TheOK
Aug 31, 2010 12:03 pm
TheOK


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