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stewartacraig
stewartacraig
17 November 2010

Wall Opening - Load Calculation Required?

Wall Opening - Load Calculation Required?

Thanks chippy, Of course, I realise that this isn't directly applicable to my situation but I think this is all useful background info. I was interested to hear your…

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stewartacraig
Nov 17, 2010 11:32 am
kb46
kb46
17 November 2010

Urgent !! Private Inspection - How to follow up ??

Urgent !! Private Inspection - How to follow up ??

So why haven't you asked your inspector these questions?

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kb46
Nov 17, 2010 12:22 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
18 November 2010

Cost plus contract - bad idea?

Cost plus contract - bad idea?

It's bad, very bad... no incentive to improve on costs, and you don't know what arrangements your builder has, like rebates from suppliers. The trades will be cost plus…

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ECOECO
Nov 18, 2010 6:51 am
ECOECO
room4acubby
room4acubby
17 November 2010

What do I need to do to get ready for handover??

What do I need to do to get ready for handover??

I hopefully will be looking at hand over early next year. A while ago I came across this thread which is excellent: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=33984 To answer your other…

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room4acubby
Nov 17, 2010 1:11 pm
room4acubby
Helyn
Helyn
19 November 2010

Should I change lender?

Should I change lender?

also, compare exit fees/discharge fees if they apply to you. Big4 usually have a lower exit fee as compared to the non-banks…

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Helyn
Nov 19, 2010 2:33 pm
Helyn
Lungy
Lungy
17 November 2010

New TV antenna - Perth

New TV antenna - Perth

Reno huh ,how is the access to where you want your points? Single or double storey ,cavity walls ,tin or tile roof ?

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Lungy
Nov 17, 2010 5:49 pm
butterfly8
butterfly8
15 January 2011

Alfresco deemed part of the house or separate to it?

Alfresco deemed part of the house or separate to it?

Zozo, I feel your pain. Handing $ over to have plans drawn up by someone who doesn't first think to consider the relevant building regulations for your land - been there.…

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butterfly8
Jan 15, 2011 8:48 pm
slugger95
slugger95
18 November 2010

concrete pump hire

concrete pump hire

PM sent.........

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slugger95
Nov 18, 2010 8:05 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 November 2010

Did you see on the SA news?

Did you see on the SA news?

Did you see about how you go to gaol for 4 years for lending ya car to a mate for their wedding!!!!???? or a $15 large fine!!!!! That is bureaucracy at it's best.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 18, 2010 12:05 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Windowfactory
Windowfactory
19 November 2010

Skylights - Brightness and type of light

Skylights - Brightness and type of light

It must be summer already because we had 3 calls about skylights this week. Mostly people inquire about getting a secondary double glazed fixed panel as a solution to the…

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Windowfactory
Nov 19, 2010 10:02 am
Lex
Lex
18 November 2010

Where can I get the plumbing plans for my house?

Where can I get the plumbing plans for my house?

I asked this Q ages ago and basically now I know that the reality is the closests to what Richard said ^. The only way you could know what is where is if you happen to be…

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Lex
Nov 18, 2010 9:47 pm
Lex
so-tong
so-tong
19 November 2010

Recommend termite annual inspection in Melbourne

Recommend termite annual inspection in Melbourne

Hi, Does anyone have any experience with Enviro Aware Pest Control in Melbourne? It seems to have good reviews but when I submitted a service request( because the website…

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so-tong
Nov 19, 2010 12:04 pm
kel
kel
1 December 2010

Toilet

Toilet

Kassan Sorry to hear your drama. Not good to have water underneath of your slab, that is why they put some plastic sheets under the slab to stop water vapor. I hope the…

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kel
Dec 01, 2010 8:05 am
charlesewa
charlesewa
19 November 2010

Bella Vista Waters

Bella Vista Waters

I read your post. But I don't know about this topic. I read this many time. I want to more information about this....

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charlesewa
Nov 19, 2010 5:04 pm
mcniks
mcniks
19 November 2010

Neighbours tree hanging over my fence

Neighbours tree hanging over my fence

We had this problem in our previous house - the neighbours had an overgrown tree (in fact everything on their side was overgrown!) that would hang into a section of our…

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mcniks
Nov 19, 2010 5:18 pm
Judabelle
Judabelle
21 December 2010

Paying rent to builder/developer before settlement ??

Paying rent to builder/developer before settlement ??

Well we have an agreement - its called a licence agreement and we move in on 3rd Jan and pay rent until settlement date is finalised (probably mid-late January)... Its…

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Judabelle
Dec 21, 2010 6:38 pm
kalli828
kalli828
19 February 2011

grout question?

grout question?

Hi, There is a grout and tile cleaner that brings any colour grout back to new simply broom on mop off no nasties its called Pink Stuff. www.pinkstuff.com.au

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kalli828
Feb 19, 2011 5:43 pm
donuts
donuts
21 November 2010

Please help me choose... glazed front entry door... VOTE NOW

Please help me choose... glazed front entry door... VOTE NOW

Clear here, just for the wow factor. Probably not very practical though.

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donuts
Nov 21, 2010 3:35 pm
donuts
micarle
micarle
21 November 2010

Concrete Fence Post (Post and Rail Fence )

Concrete Fence Post (Post and Rail Fence )

Hey mate thanks for the reply! Yep i had a look at that site!! They are really good looking posts but i think they are nearly double the price! But as i'm strugling to…

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micarle
Nov 21, 2010 6:32 pm
Pulpo
Pulpo
21 November 2010

Anyone built in NSW with Zego?

Anyone built in NSW with Zego?

I am OB and the bracing was one of the reason I did use Zego. I did use Thermacell which is fine for OB. Not sure if its the best. Better value for money than Zego at…

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Pulpo
Nov 21, 2010 7:59 pm

I voted frosted on both, only because that's what I chose. I like the effect. Couldn't stand the sticky beaks if it was clear. :roll:

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themax
Nov 21, 2010 8:27 pm
themax
Adam.M
Adam.M
22 November 2010

Decking - Standards

Decking - Standards

As Joel_Landscaper mentioned, 450mm is the recommended and "standard" joist spacing. Although, you can increase this to a wider spacing if you increase the joist depth…

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Adam.M
Nov 22, 2010 7:47 am
Adam.M
Adam.M
22 November 2010

Paint Quality?

Paint Quality?

Bringing up the issue throughout the build is OK but I highly doubt they will rectify it now. So you are almost right, especially for paint, they like to wait till the…

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Adam.M
Nov 22, 2010 7:53 am
Debooy
Debooy
22 November 2010

bore help needed!!

bore help needed!!

Dont feel bad, similair thing happened to us. Bore was working when we looked at property, when we moved in nothing happening. We finally got the guy out that done all the…

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Debooy
Nov 22, 2010 8:17 am
Debooy
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
22 November 2010

2nd Level Addition

2nd Level Addition

We're gutting our place and adding a second story. 6 months build time and a massive disruption to family life (we've moved into a rental for the duration). Get a good…

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Biff Costanza
Nov 22, 2010 10:24 am
Biff Costanza
mesophyte
mesophyte
22 November 2010

Finding a partner for a ZEH duplex project in Melbourne?

Finding a partner for a ZEH duplex project in Melbourne?

Apologies if this comes across as a stupid question, but would anyone have ideas on where to find "partners in crime" for building an energy-efficient or possibly even a…

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mesophyte
Nov 22, 2010 1:36 pm
englyn
englyn
22 November 2010

Restoring old concrete

Restoring old concrete

I may be able to get a secondhand water feature, it's concrete or that moulded limestone stuff. In the picture it looks pretty old and grey with some dark stains. I'd…

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englyn
Nov 22, 2010 2:55 pm
Jayneylou
Jayneylou
22 November 2010

Tradie Protocol

Tradie Protocol

Dad warned me when I was building and we were heading to the site not to take photos of the place while the tradies were there... they get tetchy about appearing (or their…

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Jayneylou
Nov 22, 2010 9:20 pm
chuth77
chuth77
11 December 2010

OB BUDGETING WORKSHEETS / WORKBOOK OR SOFTWARE??

OB BUDGETING WORKSHEETS / WORKBOOK OR SOFTWARE??

Try this... http://www.ownerbuilderspage.com.au/category3_1.htm I've used it and can vouch for how easy it is to use, but so comprehensive…

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chuth77
Dec 11, 2010 6:40 pm
Cozmo
Cozmo
23 November 2010

DIY installing lights, can it be certified?

DIY installing lights, can it be certified?

I would say it would only make your insurance void if it was found that your DIY wiring was the cause of the fire.... I doubt the insurance company could get out of a…

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Cozmo
Nov 23, 2010 8:35 am
Gapville
Gapville
23 November 2010

Any idea of cost for (re)excavating a driveway?

Any idea of cost for (re)excavating a driveway?

Hi there :D , I know exact prices are impossible, but does anyone have even a general idea how much is costs to excavate a driveway into a sloping block? The house we are…

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Gapville
Nov 23, 2010 1:18 pm
petunia
petunia
23 November 2010

corner block fence dispensation

corner block fence dispensation

Hi there We want to erect a 1.8m brick pillar fence with a 300mm face brickwork with powder coated steel infills and take this right to the corner and around the other…

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petunia
Nov 23, 2010 8:29 pm

I have a smallish concrete slab leftover from an old shed that needs to be demolished & removed. I was contemplating hiring a jackhammer and trying myself but it is a big…

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McReidy
Nov 24, 2010 8:49 am
McReidy
just Erin
just Erin
24 November 2010

Buying Garden Sheds from eBay and other oline sources

Buying Garden Sheds from eBay and other oline sources

We're also looking around for a 3 x 2 shed. I know much smaller than what you guys are after... but that's because we dont want to have to bother with a permit, and it…

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just Erin
Nov 24, 2010 3:16 pm
just Erin
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
24 November 2010

?lockable entertainment units

?lockable entertainment units

Maybe Ikea have one of those customizable entertainment units that can be teamed with lockable doors?

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Sheepdog
Nov 24, 2010 5:16 pm

Hi, we haven't done anything to ours either, it just has never been that high on the list of priorities. It's just the same colour as normal concrete, from when the slab…

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donuts
Nov 24, 2010 9:20 pm
donuts
oze
oze
25 November 2010

Smart Meter

Smart Meter

Thanks everyone. Makes sense Lisa thanks for that. Spoke to my bro and he said there's now double the billing period on the bill which explains the price of his current…

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oze
Nov 25, 2010 9:52 am
oze
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
25 November 2010

Need house being reno'd/built for photo shoot - good $$$

Need house being reno'd/built for photo shoot - good $$$

Hi everyone! My name is Anthony from Viewfinder Locations - we are a company which sources locations for film shoots, TV commercials, photo shoots etc... I am currently…

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Viewfinder
Nov 25, 2010 10:10 am
bryky
bryky
25 November 2010

No Builder's Contract

No Builder's Contract

Thanks for your help. I have since looked into the Insurance policies of Builder's Warranty Insurance & Contract Works Insurance and without a contract insurance is void.…

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bryky
Nov 25, 2010 2:12 pm
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take2
Nov 26, 2010 8:58 am
take2
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clairem
Nov 26, 2010 2:57 pm
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Trinia
Nov 26, 2010 9:21 pm
Trinia
barry3108
barry3108
26 November 2010

renovation

renovation

Hi, We are looking at renovating a post war home in Brisbane. Can you pls recommend a builder who does renovation - reliable & reasonable.

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barry3108
Nov 26, 2010 10:48 pm
just Erin
just Erin
27 November 2010

Wanting to mount your plasma/LCD to the wall?

Wanting to mount your plasma/LCD to the wall?
1, 2

Ok, it's been a year, and I finally need these brackets :lol: Trying to find one that's suitable for an LCD with 200mm x 200mm holes. All your product numbers have changed…

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just Erin
Nov 27, 2010 6:51 am
just Erin
ms. shuttergirl
ms. shuttergirl
27 November 2010

good canberra builders

good canberra builders

Hi Peter, I have heard of Gold Ruby from a client of mine and her sister used them and was very happy. That's all I know. Where in Canberra will you be building?

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ms. shuttergirl
Nov 27, 2010 1:41 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
27 November 2010

A question about my roof renovation with new sarking fitted

A question about my roof renovation with new sarking fitted

hmmm, Also no expert but I know I had to request "Anti Pond Boarding" with my sarking ... I read it somewhere on the internet so I added it in... I believe the anti pond…

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Victoria_g06
Nov 27, 2010 9:54 pm
Victoria_g06

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