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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
Bam
Bam
10 August 2010

Hume vs Corinthian Doors?

Hume vs Corinthian Doors?

hey ban they come in 2340 height. My neigbour has exactly the sames ones. I have another style from the same range. I went with the single routed…

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Bam
Aug 10, 2010 8:41 pm
Bam
kb46
kb46
10 August 2010

Please help me - What couch/sofa would you put in this space

Please help me - What couch/sofa would you put in this space

I would go with your first suggestion of a chaise lounge for your everyday seating with an ottoman as the guest option to keep the area feeling as large as possible. There…

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kb46
Aug 10, 2010 9:27 pm
Jaymark
Jaymark
10 August 2010

Can anyone help me with Stamped concrete??

Can anyone help me with Stamped concrete??

Thank you, .i found a mob that will do it for $70 perm2.. Jm

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Jaymark
Aug 10, 2010 9:31 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
10 August 2010

What are the chances?

What are the chances?

My SS said something along the same lines that they were really busy and that he would be working right up to and directly after the xmas new years public holidays. He…

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KnockItDown
Aug 10, 2010 11:14 pm
KnockItDown
Southies
Southies
11 August 2010

BUILDING IS GOING WELL with EB

BUILDING IS GOING WELL with EB

::surprise:: ::surprise:: what do you mean " if anyone is interested " ?? :n: :n: :n: :n:

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Southies
Aug 11, 2010 7:56 am
Southies
mortgage2009
mortgage2009
2 September 2010

Solar hot water system

Solar hot water system

We've been in our newly built home for 6 weeks now and yesterday our builder contacted us to get the serial number of the Solar Hot water service‏ they installed, as…

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mortgage2009
Sep 02, 2010 1:19 pm
bel
bel
11 August 2010

Seeking advice - neighbour driveway damage

Seeking advice - neighbour driveway damage

Hi MH Did your builder complete a dilapidation report before you started building? Our report was a condition of the DA prior to the building being commenced. It reports…

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bel
Aug 11, 2010 2:47 pm
bel
albi
albi
11 August 2010

resource - costs of various items to do with building & reno

resource - costs of various items to do with building & reno

Hi, I noticed a few questions on the cost of various things on recent forums and then I stumbled across this. Not sure how accurate it is but they are claiming that they…

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albi
Aug 11, 2010 3:34 pm
albi
djembe
djembe
11 August 2010

Adding Doors

Adding Doors

Thanks for your help Chippy. I have to get one into finish off a few other things so I'll get him to do a quote for the doors too. :)

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djembe
Aug 11, 2010 5:43 pm
hamlan
hamlan
11 August 2010

Fencing advice - after levelling and raising my block

Fencing advice - after levelling and raising my block

Thankyou both very much, you have both been very helpful. I havent got access to the land yet but will level the land as soon as I can. I will also try and contact the…

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hamlan
Aug 11, 2010 7:01 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 August 2010

PLEASE HELP :)

PLEASE HELP :)

Yeah, basically the frame of the shed is timber which is exposed from the inside with panelling on the outside so Im hoping I can just remove…

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ECOECO
Aug 11, 2010 9:02 pm
ECOECO


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