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Twiggy
Twiggy
21 July 2010

Does this sound right cost of upgrade bricks

Does this sound right cost of upgrade bricks

My upgraded bricks (couldn't tell you what category they were off the top of my head) for a 42 square double storey were $7500.....and worth every…

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Twiggy
Jul 21, 2010 10:21 pm
Twiggy
Thalian72
Thalian72
21 July 2010

Architect / Draftsman Adelaide

Architect / Draftsman Adelaide

There were a couple of suggestions in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=32773 lyno69 has already replied here as well and then there was theyetti as…

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Thalian72
Jul 21, 2010 11:30 pm
Greenhaven
Greenhaven
22 July 2010

Downlights

Downlights

My pleasure. Good luck.

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Greenhaven
Jul 22, 2010 4:40 pm
Greenhaven
dreamhome
dreamhome
23 July 2010

Sheer curtains or Sunscreen blinds?

Sheer curtains or Sunscreen blinds?

The sheers let plenty of light through - bright enough that I don't need to have a light on (I just needed to use the flash in the pics).…

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dreamhome
Jul 23, 2010 1:58 pm
dreamhome
sslc
sslc
23 July 2010

Whats a decent value for money sound proofing material :Melb

Whats a decent value for money sound proofing material :Melb

... I've seen multiple products, one looks like a simple underlay that would just go under a carpet and says it'll block…

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sslc
Jul 23, 2010 3:19 pm
Gaia
Gaia
25 July 2010

signing building contract before soil tests??

signing building contract before soil tests??

We had the builder do the soil tests prior to signing the contract so we had a fixed price. We paid them for it and it was deducted from the contract price after we…

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Gaia
Jul 25, 2010 10:58 am
bonster
bonster
25 July 2010

Continuous Flow Hot Water Maximum Distance to Include Heat P

Continuous Flow Hot Water Maximum Distance to Include Heat P

Hi, If putting in something like a Rinnai Continuous flow hot water system what is the recommended maximum distance to your bathroom/laundry before you should consider…

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bonster
Jul 25, 2010 2:30 pm
lilfeggle
lilfeggle
26 July 2010

Switch Homes

Switch Homes

Hi Gillian We're building with Switch, This is our second time around at building, the Admin side has his hickups, but now we are at site the tradies sure know their stuff.

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lilfeggle
Jul 26, 2010 9:46 am
lilfeggle
Richard W
Richard W
26 July 2010

Gas point in Alfresco

Gas point in Alfresco
1, 2

ok, there are 2 ways of fitting the gas point. The cheapest, neatest and easiest is during construction. 110% without question. Estimated cost of this would be $150 -…

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Richard W
Jul 26, 2010 12:41 pm
Richard W
Richard W
26 July 2010

Regulation height of external taps- urgent reply sought

Regulation height of external taps- urgent reply sought

If the customer has so specified height, we normally fit them at a comfortable enogh height to turn and also so that at least one can fit a bucket under, so 450mm to…

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Richard W
Jul 26, 2010 12:44 pm
Richard W
Richard W
26 July 2010

Water Tank Question

Water Tank Question

Every job is different but you have to consider the project in smaller parts. Part 1 Connect the roof to the tank. Part 2 Connect the tank overflow to the stormwater…

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Richard W
Jul 26, 2010 3:13 pm
nrh157
nrh157
26 July 2010

Property Planning iphone/Android App

Property Planning iphone/Android App

Now here's an interesting app that may be helpful when you are considering a property purchase :th: SMH Article…

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nrh157
Jul 26, 2010 6:46 pm
nrh157
themax
themax
27 July 2010

Things you wish you had renovated prior to moving in?

Things you wish you had renovated prior to moving in?

Break it up into tasks per day that you would like to accomplish steeled3. Makes it a little more achievable. Also a list of the HAVE TO DO's and the WOULD BE NICE TO…

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themax
Jul 27, 2010 3:42 pm
themax
Richard W
Richard W
27 July 2010

Linking two instantaneous water heaters

Linking two instantaneous water heaters

no worries croc, its ok. more than happy for people to tell me i am wrong, especially if i am.!!!

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Richard W
Jul 27, 2010 6:51 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
27 July 2010

Soil test results class E

Soil test results class E

E Class...nice car...or Extremely reactive soil meaning it will expand and contract a lot as it gets wet and dry, respectively. This puts…

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to_do_list
Jul 27, 2010 8:26 pm
to_do_list
donuts
donuts
28 July 2010

Crossovers & Power poles

Crossovers & Power poles

or get a photobucket.com.au account, download your pics to there and then just put the links in here :)

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donuts
Jul 28, 2010 8:13 am
donuts
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bryky
Jul 28, 2010 11:57 am
tassie2
tassie2
28 July 2010

ehabitat modular system, recommendations?

ehabitat modular system, recommendations?

Hi, Has someone used ehabitat's modular system? If yes, can you tell something about your experience? Thanks.

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tassie2
Jul 28, 2010 12:28 pm
zion187reigneth
zion187reigneth
28 July 2010

Plastic siding

Plastic siding

An idea i am thinking of is to add a piece of foil wrap to the brick corners where i will screw the EXT siding edges. The paper will allow better movement and slip for the…

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zion187reigneth
Jul 28, 2010 6:09 pm
katherineandadrian
katherineandadrian
28 July 2010

Underground Optus telephone

Underground Optus telephone

It is my understanding that you can get Telstra to do all the work and go with Optus once its connected however I believe it is more costly. I do remember seeing the…

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katherineandadrian
Jul 28, 2010 6:40 pm
SubwAy
SubwAy
28 July 2010

Your opinion - retaining wall

Your opinion - retaining wall

Hi guys, Thanks for the replies and comments :-) Thanks to ed @ EcoClassic as well; I just know that my English isn't perfect yet and I hate when someone can't write…

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SubwAy
Jul 28, 2010 11:29 pm
kyton
kyton
29 July 2010

building a kit garage (need a list of the steps involved)

building a kit garage (need a list of the steps involved)

In our case it went like this:- Measure the area Contact the company and discuss options Order garage Submit plans to Council Council approval granted Concrete slab…

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kyton
Jul 29, 2010 11:16 am
kyton
sslc
sslc
29 July 2010

Advise about wet plaster boards

Advise about wet plaster boards

THanks mate, Very wise words of advice. Did talk with the supervisor and carpenter and he said it'll all dry. I think I will get him to replace my damaged lights (4 in…

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sslc
Jul 29, 2010 11:45 am
zion187reigneth
zion187reigneth
29 July 2010

Difficult neighbour - advice needed

Difficult neighbour - advice needed

zion - unfortunately council are not providing us with any assistance or support on this one ::angry:: This could be your platform to launch your…

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zion187reigneth
Jul 29, 2010 3:13 pm
Machiars
Machiars
29 July 2010

Internet Provider

Internet Provider
1, 2

While I don't recommend going Telstra, they have just changed all of their prices. They now offer something like 200GB for $69 or similar. The other ISP's are taking them…

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Machiars
Jul 29, 2010 4:01 pm
Machiars
haywgl
haywgl
29 July 2010

One-off Spring Clean

One-off Spring Clean

Just a bump on this - I had my carpet cleaning lady come back today to try and do some spot cleaning, anyway she mentioned her company is also associated with a cleaning…

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haywgl
Jul 29, 2010 7:30 pm
haywgl
Twiggy
Twiggy
30 July 2010

Valuations

Valuations
1, 2

Ugh I know what that feeling is like. We had our house valued at the end of last year and it was done via drive by and it was just as we were starting to redo our front…

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Twiggy
Jul 30, 2010 5:31 am
Twiggy
Trinia
Trinia
30 July 2010

Buying a big bed for my little girl. which one?

Buying a big bed for my little girl. which one?
1, 2

There is new Super Amart in Nunawading - 410 Whitehorse Road. They had their grand opening sale very recently; I had junk mail about it. ;)

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Trinia
Jul 30, 2010 6:24 pm
Trinia
Eve Dweller
Eve Dweller
30 July 2010

Deviation from contract plans and specifications

Deviation from contract plans and specifications

Hi, What are the owner's options if a builder changes the specifications on his own without any approval from the…

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Eve Dweller
Jul 30, 2010 7:29 pm
makoby
makoby
30 July 2010

Cornices

Cornices

dont know about renovating but we had squareset put through our new home. And it looks great! Love it :D

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makoby
Jul 30, 2010 8:40 pm
Bam
Bam
30 July 2010

advice pls on yard prep ...

advice pls on yard prep ...

More traffic? Possibly. Generally speaking, those with landscaping knowledge will go to that area and will offer you assistance if they can. More traffic here = more…

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Bam
Jul 30, 2010 9:31 pm
Bam
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
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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


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