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ikana2010
ikana2010
31 July 2010

Does anybody know when install alfresco, is machine needed??

Does anybody know when install alfresco, is machine needed??

Does anybody know when install alfresco, is machine needed?? I am asking this is due to the fact I have very limited access to my backyard due to the fact the area I am…

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ikana2010
Jul 31, 2010 6:28 am
bel
bel
31 July 2010

Masterton Build Help Please

Masterton Build Help Please

Hi, Just to clarify the Syd Water approval - have you got stamped plans to approve the encasing? Maybe that's the delay? That will happen (in my experience anyway) when…

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bel
Jul 31, 2010 7:27 am
bel
lilfeggle
lilfeggle
31 July 2010

Retaining Walls - Secret Harbour WA

Retaining Walls - Secret Harbour WA

Hi Abbeybox - Re retaining walls in Secret Harbour, they guys who are constructing the walls in Spyglass Hill do most of the work in Secret Harbour, if you require their…

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lilfeggle
Jul 31, 2010 12:10 pm
lilfeggle
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
31 July 2010

Plasterboards

Plasterboards

How much of a difference does plasterboard make? We went through a HIA display and came across Gyprock Supercheck, which sounded good (more dense, harder to damaged/dent,…

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Pete_n_Pet
Jul 31, 2010 11:04 pm
aus_nz
aus_nz
1 August 2010

Wiring in the unit

Wiring in the unit

Being in a unit you will probably have no access to the roof space (and the walls are probably solid brick) so you really couldn't even get the TV point professionally…

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aus_nz
Aug 01, 2010 12:49 pm
aus_nz
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Bam
Aug 01, 2010 10:48 pm
Bam
troppo
troppo
1 August 2010

Easement liability?

Easement liability?

I have recently purchased a block in a new subdivision with a drainage easement in the back part of the block. I dont have any great issue with the easement but I dont…

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troppo
Aug 01, 2010 11:42 pm
cocopops
cocopops
2 August 2010

slab approved SUBJECT TO ?

slab approved SUBJECT TO ?

unfortunately he has already been paid. in hindsight that is exactly what i s/d have done. the building surveyoe passed the inspection based on the builders undertaking…

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cocopops
Aug 02, 2010 8:37 am
cocopops
cocopops
2 August 2010

possible building dispute

possible building dispute
1, 2

i'm afraid that it w/d cause greater tension b/w me and bldr if they became aware i had gone to the building commn about their conduct.

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cocopops
Aug 02, 2010 9:25 am
relliksalta
relliksalta
2 August 2010

To Renovate or Not to renovate ... that is the question.

To Renovate or Not to renovate ... that is the question.
1, 2, 3

Sorry all I meant to provide an update earlier, we're all go at the moment. Well kinda, build starts in a few weeks. I'll give more details later tonight. Lessons learned…

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relliksalta
Aug 02, 2010 2:56 pm
xquisite
xquisite
3 August 2010

Is everyone here building new?!

Is everyone here building new?!
1, 2

Another renovator here. Have done 4 houses before but current one is by faaar the worst. The only thing that has gone smoothly through the whole thing is the carpet…

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xquisite
Aug 03, 2010 4:59 pm
Spa Matz
Spa Matz
4 August 2010

Problem regarding Soakwells. Need help, many thanks!

Problem regarding Soakwells. Need help, many thanks!

You can link up the soakwells so that when one fills it cascades into the next, or split the downpipe. Just remember to allow breathing space between the downpipe end and…

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Spa Matz
Aug 04, 2010 12:20 pm
MumofTwo29
MumofTwo29
4 August 2010

Converting formal lounge to master bedrm???? Houseplan pics

Converting formal lounge to master bedrm???? Houseplan pics

Thank you for all your great replies. Have started getting quotes for work (converting formal lounge to master bedrm). The fitting out of the ensuite might have to wait…

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MumofTwo29
Aug 04, 2010 2:57 pm
Jaye_Jol
Jaye_Jol
4 August 2010

Do we need council approval for a retaining wall? (perth)

Do we need council approval for a retaining wall? (perth)

woohoo i just found the information sheet on the councils website, im sure it wasnt there before! but for anyone with the same query in the future. City of Wanneroo only…

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Jaye_Jol
Aug 04, 2010 5:36 pm
Yellow
Yellow
4 August 2010

600mm Porcelain Tiles

600mm Porcelain Tiles

Ours was $60 per m2 by Builder - for tiles only. Laying is covered in the promotion. Same tile under retail was $35 m2. For laying would be 70m2 by builder. So we went…

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Yellow
Aug 04, 2010 7:53 pm
Dollar
Dollar
4 August 2010

Lets talk about - Plush Furniture

Lets talk about - Plush Furniture
1, 2

I wasn't impressed with Plush products at all.

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Dollar
Aug 04, 2010 10:05 pm
zion187reigneth
zion187reigneth
5 August 2010

Pull out bins in kitchen- what size?

Pull out bins in kitchen- what size?

I asked my cabinet-maker to put in big bins in my cupboard but he says the biggest ones you can get are 15 litre bins. I am almost postive this…

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zion187reigneth
Aug 05, 2010 6:30 am
ed.
ed.
5 August 2010

Polystyrene boards on fibro?

Polystyrene boards on fibro?

Thanks Zion. Will check with the local council and see what the regulation is in regards to this :) Cheers, Ed

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ed.
Aug 05, 2010 9:35 am
Bam
Bam
5 August 2010

Brick suitability for fireplace

Brick suitability for fireplace

We have an open fire place. We have normal face bricks on the outside wall, and internally there are solid bricks which are made particularly for fireplaces - heat…

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Bam
Aug 05, 2010 11:21 am
Bam
ed.
ed.
5 August 2010

OLD ASBESTOS HOUSE

OLD ASBESTOS HOUSE

I would use the asbestos to leverage a lower price. Wouldn't be a deal breaker for me, especially if the house is in a nice location they like. Not like the house is gonna…

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ed.
Aug 05, 2010 11:51 am
Felistopher
Felistopher
5 August 2010

scratched Colorbond gutters

scratched Colorbond gutters

Guttering along the front of our garage was replaced as it was scratched- scratches were about 5-10cm long. They didn't even question it. We just pointed and said, 'that…

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Felistopher
Aug 05, 2010 2:43 pm
Felistopher
tjilpi
tjilpi
5 August 2010

Door placement question

Door placement question

Thanks. I tried to do a picture with paint.....but I am officially useless and couldn't do it ::: If it helps, the South wall would be totally filled in, the West wall has…

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tjilpi
Aug 05, 2010 8:35 pm
Ross
Ross
6 August 2010

Free Electrical lighting advice.

Free Electrical lighting advice.

Gday all, am not a "domestic"electrican(but learning quickly now that am OB'ing!) Have been reading a alot of posts and some people are getting very bad advice on…

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Ross
Aug 06, 2010 1:33 pm
loulou111
loulou111
6 August 2010

Prestart

Prestart

Hi Bel Thanks for that info on Michelle, but I was actually wanting to have a face to face consultation rather than an online one. I have brochures / swabs etc that I…

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loulou111
Aug 06, 2010 2:52 pm
kexkez
kexkez
6 August 2010

Electrical fittings - WA

Electrical fittings - WA

as long as you buy them from Australia you won't need to get them rewired. If you buy from overseas you might need to.

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kexkez
Aug 06, 2010 9:21 pm
kexkez
zion187reigneth
zion187reigneth
6 August 2010

When to give up & report your builder to the authorities???

When to give up & report your builder to the authorities???

It will be the site manager who is your problem.I dont think a big builder can be held accountable except that they need to weed out these problem supervisors a bit…

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zion187reigneth
Aug 06, 2010 11:07 pm
zion187reigneth
zion187reigneth
6 August 2010

Renovating Advice - Enclosing Rooms, adding doors.

Renovating Advice - Enclosing Rooms, adding doors.

Hi All I have always built new houses before - but now we are looking at purchasing an established house and I need to some renovation questions…

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zion187reigneth
Aug 06, 2010 11:56 pm
zion187reigneth
zion187reigneth
7 August 2010

Boundary fencing advice please!

Boundary fencing advice please!

Mate , show some mercy to the neighbors and pay half of every fence pale that is 5.5ft and higher.This is according to the agreement that i see in your posts. I mean 5.5,…

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zion187reigneth
Aug 07, 2010 12:56 am
Michelle
Michelle
7 August 2010

Architect plans

Architect plans

nhe&design & bjb design…can I ask you both to change your user names, as business names for new members are not allowed. Thank you. :D

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Michelle
Aug 07, 2010 10:39 am
Michelle
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
7 August 2010

Rainwater Tank installation

Rainwater Tank installation

If you site it down a hill then you have to pump it back up the hill to use it. The tank only needs to be just below the guttering of your house to flow into it. You have…

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onc_artisan
Aug 07, 2010 12:36 pm
onc_artisan
divver
divver
8 August 2010

re roofing

re roofing

HI, can anyone tell me if you can re roof over the top of an exsisting roof, both corrugated. The original roof is very old but sound. We just want to enhance the…

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divver
Aug 08, 2010 12:12 pm
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
8 August 2010

Anyone used Ecowaterbox?

Anyone used Ecowaterbox?

Hi Dirkadirk Did you end up going with this system? I don't quite understand your pricing is it $8000 for 5000 litres or $8000 for 200,000…

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dirkadirk
Aug 08, 2010 6:05 pm
djembe
djembe
8 August 2010

Wanneroo Council Rates

Wanneroo Council Rates

We are building in Wanneroo too and my rates are the same. I hadn't given it a second thought I was just going to pay it but our house is only about 4 weeks off completion…

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djembe
Aug 08, 2010 7:06 pm
melbmeg
melbmeg
8 August 2010

Industrial-look windows/doors

Industrial-look windows/doors

I am looking at building a new house, and every time I see a place I like in a magazine it has metal (steel?) industrial looking windows and French doors of the variety…

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melbmeg
Aug 08, 2010 7:07 pm
dtm
dtm
8 August 2010

carpet or wood/bamboo floor?

carpet or wood/bamboo floor?

I prefer carpet in the bedrooms - breaks up the space a bit between hallways and bedrooms and esp in older qlders with wooden floors throughout it's just too much reckon.…

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dtm
Aug 08, 2010 7:41 pm
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Brissie_Mick
Aug 08, 2010 9:32 pm
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
9 August 2010

Costco

Costco
1, 2, 3, 4

I bought a few things from Aldi until I found weavils in some pasta. It turned me off although I know that this can…

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mecha-wombat
Aug 09, 2010 2:52 am
mecha-wombat
dolcengabbana
dolcengabbana
9 August 2010

Fence Questions

Fence Questions

Hi sorry in a huge rush spelling was the last thing on my mind. I mean meters 3 meters! And i also meant throwing i have edited it to help you understand. I have spoken…

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dolcengabbana
Aug 09, 2010 1:38 pm
fazmac
fazmac
9 August 2010

New Block purchase - Small or large Issue

New Block purchase - Small or large Issue

Congrats!!! highly stressful for you but you have acheived a great outcome! WELLDONE

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fazmac
Aug 09, 2010 1:47 pm
boz
boz
9 August 2010

Concrete floor slabs

Concrete floor slabs

Hi Can anyone please let me know what the going rate per m2 both labour only and supply waffle pod floor slab is. also any decent concrete layers around western sydney…

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boz
Aug 09, 2010 3:20 pm
pc83
pc83
9 August 2010

Lighting earthing system

Lighting earthing system

Thanks for the replies. I have already had an electrician out to look, and he suggested the double insulated lights without actually looking at the wiring. I have since…

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pc83
Aug 09, 2010 4:49 pm
Melly03
Melly03
9 August 2010

Brescia Furniture

Brescia Furniture

Thanks Danma...it's always comforting to know that they care about their customers. I think after sales service is just as important. We have been dealing with their…

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Melly03
Aug 09, 2010 5:19 pm
zion187reigneth
zion187reigneth
10 August 2010

Painting - Where to start

Painting - Where to start

Oil based types of undercoat have some + and water based has some + . I think thats why they invented Oil latex. I like the stuff , everyone i know who has had to sand…

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zion187reigneth
Aug 10, 2010 12:46 am
westom
westom
10 August 2010

Safety switches/surge protection

Safety switches/surge protection

Surges are energy that seeks earth. Either…

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westom
Aug 10, 2010 11:49 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
10 August 2010

installing Bi fold hinge doors in garage

installing Bi fold hinge doors in garage

Please help, ::hyst:: I am turning my shed into an entertaining area, the structure of the shed is in good condition. I want to knock out the side…

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ECOECO
Aug 10, 2010 1:10 pm
ECOECO
hugo
hugo
10 August 2010

home DIY

home DIY

Hi,just looking for some advice. Putting a floor in an existing carport. Was planning on using 150x50 RSHWD as bearers continous span posts @2m centers Joists 150 x 50…

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hugo
Aug 10, 2010 2:33 pm
pleasedontgo
pleasedontgo
10 August 2010

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
1, 2

So what are the main cons of keyless entry?

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pleasedontgo
Aug 10, 2010 4:00 pm
KerryF
KerryF
10 August 2010

Belgrave - Renovate/Extend v Moving

Belgrave - Renovate/Extend v Moving

Hi Albi :) We definitely would prefer to renovate, because we love the house and want our children to have a family home that they can come back to visit with their kids. …

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KerryF
Aug 10, 2010 4:01 pm
KerryF
Morgaine
Morgaine
10 August 2010

Do you think this quote is reasonable?

Do you think this quote is reasonable?

Hi guys, just need some advise from people who are renovating. We had all our house renovated recently, except for one room, because at the time that room looked much…

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Morgaine
Aug 10, 2010 4:10 pm
steveslepcevic
steveslepcevic
10 August 2010

Steve Slepcevic - Top 10 Things to Do When Disaster Strikes!

Steve Slepcevic - Top 10 Things to Do When Disaster Strikes!

Most disasters, by their very nature, are unforeseen and can happen anytime, anywhere, at a moment’s notice, from wind, water, vandalism, fire to terrorism. Reaction…

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steveslepcevic
Aug 10, 2010 5:20 pm


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