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borg
borg
6 June 2010

Colourbond Roof Cost per square meter

Colourbond Roof Cost per square meter

Old post I know, but info can be useful I got two quotes for 117sqm of colorbond roofing. Including disposing of old metal roof/metal tiles,…

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borg
Jun 06, 2010 7:03 pm
borg
OMG
OMG
3 October 2010

Solar Panel installations for electricity

Solar Panel installations for electricity

Hi Try reading thru here - heaps of useful info. http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum/138 Cheers Kim

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OMG
Oct 03, 2010 8:50 pm
Jazzie
Jazzie
6 June 2010

I've stuffed up!!

I've stuffed up!!

Oh righteo .....…

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Jazzie
Jun 06, 2010 9:48 pm
Jazzie
jassy
jassy
6 June 2010

Guttering overflows

Guttering overflows

It's just like a piece of downpipe which goes up the side of the tank and over and drains through a filter into the tank.

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jassy
Jun 06, 2010 10:49 pm
nonono
nonono
7 June 2010

SPRING FARM,CAMDEN-COSMOPOLITAN HOMES

SPRING FARM,CAMDEN-COSMOPOLITAN HOMES
1, 2

I have built with Cosmopolitan Homes. I could say that it was a painful experience, except for the sales consultant and site supervisor. I thought that one of the…

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nonono
Jun 07, 2010 1:57 pm
mswilmot
mswilmot
7 June 2010

House Renovation - Where to start?

House Renovation - Where to start?

Thanks for all the advice guys. We're certainly trying to minimise the amount of structural work to be done to the existing shell. Typical of the weatherboards here in…

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mswilmot
Jun 07, 2010 7:58 pm
mummagoose
mummagoose
8 June 2010

Habitat hectare assessment and offset?

Habitat hectare assessment and offset?

Thanks Luke. Council did require a botanist, and we had the report done a little while ago. We actually got our planning permit yesterday. Thanks anyway. Seems not too…

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mummagoose
Jun 08, 2010 1:34 pm
piscean
piscean
8 June 2010

Second hand roof tiles

Second hand roof tiles

Had some friends who sold there old roof tiles on either ebay or gumtree, can't remember…

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piscean
Jun 08, 2010 6:37 pm
baley@thefarms
baley@thefarms
8 June 2010

building with Clarendon?

building with Clarendon?

Sorry for the delay..here are our plans so you can see... I hope this works...I am shocking with computers

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baley@thefarms
Jun 08, 2010 8:08 pm
Nott
Nott
9 June 2010

Calling all microfibre mop owners!!

Calling all microfibre mop owners!!
1, 2, 3

I still used to broom the floor first. oh, may I know when u put the microfibre in the washing machine, do u need to remove the hair and dust first? My floor got so much…

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Nott
Jun 09, 2010 11:47 am
Nott
s_franken
s_franken
9 June 2010

L Plates building adventure

L Plates building adventure

Hi there, I know this post is a bit old but I was wondering if you decided to go ahead with your project? If you did, which builder did you go with and what your…

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s_franken
Jun 09, 2010 12:52 pm
kyton
kyton
9 June 2010

Tropical Lifestyles?

Tropical Lifestyles?

Has anyone dealt with Tropical Lifestyles at all? http://www.tropicallifestyle.com.au/index.html We are looking at having a gazebo built beside the pool 10m by 6m. So far…

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kyton
Jun 09, 2010 2:29 pm
kyton
lucyshouse
lucyshouse
9 June 2010

Any potential problems with slab pour in cold weather???

Any potential problems with slab pour in cold weather???

I had mine poured at this time last year ... I was worried too since we do drop below zero out here ... but all the info I found seemed to suggest that cold was better for…

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lucyshouse
Jun 09, 2010 7:54 pm
sleven
sleven
9 June 2010

Butlers pantry - sink in there?

Butlers pantry - sink in there?

I wanted one, but didn't quite have the space for it. Butler's pantrys with sinks are great when you are preparing food,…

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sleven
Jun 09, 2010 10:23 pm
sleven
candice.novak
candice.novak
10 June 2010

Can I see your double door pictures please?

Can I see your double door pictures please?

ohh very nice felistopher! Im torn I love the look of the panels however the kids (2 and 4 ) make such a mess Id really like to be able to close it off when I wanted to.

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candice.novak
Jun 10, 2010 4:04 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
11 June 2010

Need help with family room size

Need help with family room size

Think about the exact lounge you'd like. Now I have my lovely King furniture lounge - I wish we'd given our living room another 1m of width since it's so huge!

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stonecutter1309
Jun 11, 2010 10:16 am
stonecutter1309
dreamz
dreamz
11 June 2010

Deposit STicker

Deposit STicker

just an update we evetually got our sticker not deposit but SOLD :)

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dreamz
Jun 11, 2010 12:55 pm
williams189
williams189
11 June 2010

Seeking opinion from electrician on small jobs

Seeking opinion from electrician on small jobs

Hi everyone I am looking for an opinion from an electrician or anyone who has recently used one. (sorry if this is the wrong forum, couldn't see any that were more…

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williams189
Jun 11, 2010 4:58 pm
Eager
Eager
11 June 2010

Single to 3 Phase power

Single to 3 Phase power

Another reason why some people need three phase is due to the distance between the power pole and the house. According to my father the retired…

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Eager
Jun 11, 2010 7:10 pm
Eager
mum2cj
mum2cj
11 June 2010

house plan - opinions please!!

house plan - opinions please!!

I would leave heater in living room as you will heat up more area here than being in lounge room as you have doors to close off bedroom and…

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mum2cj
Jun 11, 2010 10:32 pm
paul.jason
paul.jason
12 June 2010

fhog

fhog

For some reason or another, we were told to do it directly (by our stupid mortgage broker who lasted all of 3 weeks), so now we're having to wait for the final invoice to…

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paul.jason
Jun 12, 2010 10:29 am
paul.jason
dilla
dilla
12 June 2010

how to measure land size

how to measure land size

If the block is in Victoria you can use this website http://services.land.vic.gov.au/maps/interactive.jsp . Just put the address in the left…

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dilla
Jun 12, 2010 5:57 pm
dilla
Tony and B
Tony and B
13 June 2010

New Home

New Home

We are about to sign the paper work with Danmar for a new home -0 has anyone had any experience with them - good or bad? Regards

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Tony and B
Jun 13, 2010 1:54 pm
pat-rice
pat-rice
13 June 2010

Playgroups in Brimbank Gardens

Playgroups in Brimbank Gardens

Hi all, Doesnt have much to do with building as we have lived in Brimbank Gardens for over a year now but I was just wondering if anyone knows of any Playgroups operating…

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pat-rice
Jun 13, 2010 2:05 pm
kek
kek
13 June 2010

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

If you do a search, I think you'll find quite a lot of discussion about that range of products. Just click on Search in the menu along the top…

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kek
Jun 13, 2010 2:05 pm
kek
mamoroz
mamoroz
14 June 2010

CLEAN FILL WANTED WA

CLEAN FILL WANTED WA

Hi, I have between 40 - 50 cubic metres being dug out am tomorrow Monday 14th June 2010. If you are`interested, please give me a call on 0407 040 292. Rgs Matt

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mamoroz
Jun 14, 2010 12:48 am
Riss
Riss
14 June 2010

Mahogany Bay

Mahogany Bay

Has anyone purchased anything from these guys? We are looking at buying a home office suite and any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks

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Riss
Jun 14, 2010 2:14 pm
Riss
Riss
14 June 2010

Colour staining furniture

Colour staining furniture

Sorry for all the strange questions today guys! does anyone know the cost of staining furniture? I know it would depend on the items etc but is this an expensive thing to do?

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Riss
Jun 14, 2010 3:06 pm
Aiah
Aiah
14 June 2010

concrete: machine v hand trowling

concrete: machine v hand trowling

If the shed is big enough for control joints its big enough to want to use a machine, I would be goin for a machine finish. The guy who quoted for hand troweling probably…

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Aiah
Jun 14, 2010 5:04 pm
Aiah
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Deemaree
Jun 14, 2010 7:38 pm
Deemaree
mattwalker
mattwalker
15 June 2010

Clive Peeters goes belly up...

Clive Peeters goes belly up...
1, 2, 3

lol! He was an interesting character :)

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mattwalker
Jun 15, 2010 12:59 pm
mattwalker
Melly03
Melly03
15 June 2010

Question

Question

Too true!

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Melly03
Jun 15, 2010 1:16 pm
below_ground
below_ground
15 June 2010

Would you be happy with this?

Would you be happy with this?
1, 2

Does not the expansion joint require sealing with mastic?

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below_ground
Jun 15, 2010 7:52 pm
Ceebs
Ceebs
15 June 2010

Removing Picture Rails from older house....

Removing Picture Rails from older house....

Thanks MishB - that gives a really good indication as to what we might be in for should we do that. As for why I don't like them? To be honest, I am actually over…

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Ceebs
Jun 15, 2010 8:08 pm
chippy
chippy
16 June 2010

connection from stormwater downpipes to soakage pits

connection from stormwater downpipes to soakage pits

It may be a common practice, but downpipes should not be connected directly to your stormwater pipes. Ideally you should have a grate or sump under your downpipes that are…

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chippy
Jun 16, 2010 12:05 am
chippy
Eager
Eager
16 June 2010

Red brick house

Red brick house

^ +1 Check with the local council up there, they should have records from when rates were first paid on that property. Looks a bargain BTW! :wink:

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Eager
Jun 16, 2010 8:56 am
Eager
Trish
Trish
16 June 2010

How long is your ducted vaccum cleaner hose?

How long is your ducted vaccum cleaner hose?
1, 2

We quote quotes from the Homeshow for our ducted system, will have to find our quotes! We got quotes on both the hideaway and the regular, but I…

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Trish
Jun 16, 2010 6:23 pm
Trish
AnD
AnD
16 June 2010

Accessing WIR through ensuite

Accessing WIR through ensuite

I have my WIR off the side of my ensuite and I love it. Never noticed any mildew or damp smells in the WIR and we have carpet in it as well. It…

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AnD
Jun 16, 2010 7:33 pm
s_franken
s_franken
16 June 2010

House extension in Brisbane

House extension in Brisbane

Hi there, Thanks for your response. Its comforting to know there's others out there in the same boat who can share their experiences! Yes it would be great if you could…

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s_franken
Jun 16, 2010 8:23 pm
AJW
AJW
17 June 2010

Why building a home in Canberra is so expensive

Why building a home in Canberra is so expensive

I would like to know why the price of construction has gone up so much over the past 10 years. Built my house, 12squares+double garage in 2000 for a contract price of…

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AJW
Jun 17, 2010 5:27 am
paisley
paisley
17 June 2010

extensions

extensions

thanks for that...that gives me an idea...we are in mclaren Flat and have a tudor home but its cream asbestos sheeting on the outside, not brick. we have had some asbestos…

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paisley
Jun 17, 2010 10:18 am
little buddy
little buddy
17 June 2010

Has anyone.....?

Has anyone.....?

I didn't have picture rails, but i did all the above ways in my house :) 1 - ripped down old laden plaster in some bits and then put gyprock 2 - put gyprock directly over…

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little buddy
Jun 17, 2010 8:50 pm
Jazzie
Jazzie
17 June 2010

Moving out for Renovations - help

Moving out for Renovations - help

Thanks Jazzie for the advice. I had a bit of a look for short-term rental but its a tricky nut to crack :) I am sure my parents would love their…

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Jazzie
Jun 17, 2010 9:54 pm
Jazzie
joeT
joeT
17 June 2010

Legal height for building, council approval

Legal height for building, council approval

You are right, I would think it would be reasonable for a competent inspector to pick up these things. Before spending $$$, perhaps track down this building inspector,…

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joeT
Jun 17, 2010 10:24 pm
Dollar
Dollar
17 June 2010

Elements Brick colour Graphite Colour comming off

Elements Brick colour Graphite Colour comming off

Shite Luki, no good to hear. These bricks are a beauty and I know they cost alot more than the standard category. I really hope you get it sorted and it will be…

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Dollar
Jun 17, 2010 10:51 pm
Brad & Sonya
Brad & Sonya
17 June 2010

Ultimate customers- a question...

Ultimate customers- a question...

we had a B&D roller door in our last house and only had it serviced when something went wrong, I think after about 4 years. This house we have the same brand door and…

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Brad & Sonya
Jun 17, 2010 11:06 pm
Brad & Sonya
Eskay40
Eskay40
17 June 2010

Final inspection .. just got back!

Final inspection .. just got back!

Hey Matt, we're in Rowville at the moment, off Avalon Rd, off Stud. Our build will eventually be in Croydon.....sometime...

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Eskay40
Jun 17, 2010 11:21 pm
Eskay40
bek7708
bek7708
18 June 2010

Cheapest Home and Contents Vic

Cheapest Home and Contents Vic

I've got my car insurance with RACV and we have our home and contents with them, they have the best price out of all my quotes, always have for each house :D My partner…

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bek7708
Jun 18, 2010 7:50 pm
bek7708
take2
take2
18 June 2010

Change from Slab to Stumps

Change from Slab to Stumps

Depends on the block you are building on, so its a case by case. It was cheaper for us on a slopping site to use combination of stumps & slab to save on retaining…

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take2
Jun 18, 2010 10:49 pm
take2


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