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KnockItDown
KnockItDown
15 August 2010

Neighbourhood character & objecting to medium denisity devel

Neighbourhood character & objecting to medium denisity devel

Obtain a copy of the Development Control Plan Schedules from the Council. Most Council's have these freely available online and there are usually different schedules per…

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KnockItDown
Aug 15, 2010 9:36 am
KnockItDown
NitchFarms
NitchFarms
15 August 2010

Pull handles or Levers for entry doors?

Pull handles or Levers for entry doors?

I was asking the same question not all that long ago! I liked the pull handle and then I was given a bit of advice and now I love the levers. If you have your hands full…

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NitchFarms
Aug 15, 2010 5:15 pm
NitchFarms
melbmeg
melbmeg
15 August 2010

Where should we go today - display homes in Melbourne. HELP!

Where should we go today - display homes in Melbourne. HELP!

So, we went to Williams Landing and it was very interesting (we also got Maccas on the way home, but that's another story...) I am astounded by how big the houses are,…

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melbmeg
Aug 15, 2010 6:54 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
15 August 2010

need a new vacuum - recommendations please!!

need a new vacuum - recommendations please!!

thanks for all your suggestions. Shopped around today and managed to get a Dyson DC29 reduced from $599 to $399 cash at Clive Anthony's, DH is very excited :)

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cazoraz
Aug 15, 2010 7:15 pm
cazoraz
The Little Misses
The Little Misses
15 August 2010

price of construction

price of construction

Our base price was around that too, but then we added our flooring, air conditioning, and little things that werent included, like tiled shower bases and moved internal…

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The Little Misses
Aug 15, 2010 9:27 pm
The Little Misses
melbmeg
melbmeg
15 August 2010

Floor stain advice

Floor stain advice

We had Jason from MyFlooring (link above) do ours dark brown and I think he used walnut and black, although ours were slightly lighter than your pictures. Frankly, I…

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melbmeg
Aug 15, 2010 10:07 pm
Ross
Ross
15 August 2010

Gyprocking costs

Gyprocking costs

hhmmm, maybe thats what he meant? Will ask tomorrow i think

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Ross
Aug 15, 2010 10:16 pm
clueless2009
clueless2009
15 August 2010

Anyone going to Mariott Waters displays... a favour please?

Anyone going to Mariott Waters displays... a favour please?

Thank you very much clueless. This is just what I was after. My middle join is nowhere near as neat and tidy as that. :roll: Thank you again. :D

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clueless2009
Aug 15, 2010 10:20 pm
btherl
btherl
16 August 2010

Does anyone know what this is??

Does anyone know what this is??

A lot of those have the cap missing. Which is a bit of a problem, because the cap has the lock, and if it's missing then anyone can open it up and tap into your phone lines :P

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btherl
Aug 16, 2010 10:59 am
btherl
dkp
dkp
16 August 2010

Independant inspector & Principal Certifying Authority

Independant inspector & Principal Certifying Authority

I see. The inspector certifying the house would only look at "the basics" whereas a selected independent inspector will get the details. Thanks all for your…

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dkp
Aug 16, 2010 11:30 am
*frosty*
*frosty*
16 August 2010

Homeshow Melbourne is on again

Homeshow Melbourne is on again

Is it just going to be 1000 solar companies?? I really would like to go to one of these…

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*frosty*
Aug 16, 2010 9:47 pm
*frosty*
Kavibaba
Kavibaba
16 August 2010

Stanhope Gardens or The Ponds

Stanhope Gardens or The Ponds

I was thinking along the same lines as you, especially about the prison and future capital growth limitations. I decided to swing by The Ponds on Saturday afternoon to…

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Kavibaba
Aug 16, 2010 10:11 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
16 August 2010

Rectified tile

Rectified tile

try having a look at superbright or superwhite (its late) by national tiles

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Lunchtime
Aug 17, 2010 12:11 am
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
17 August 2010

The Renovation train - floor first coat/vanity and deck pics

The Renovation train - floor first coat/vanity and deck pics
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How can it not? Light coloured benchtop with contrasting cabinets, lovely!

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Nathan SteelFab
Aug 17, 2010 9:15 am
Nathan SteelFab
scatmurray
scatmurray
17 August 2010

Bompani electric oven - instructions required

Bompani electric oven - instructions required

Hello readers I've recently moved into a new home with a Bompani electric built-in oven - combined oven and grill. Alas, I can't work it, and I can't locate the model…

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scatmurray
Aug 17, 2010 9:39 am
TigerStripedTeaPot
TigerStripedTeaPot
17 August 2010

You have to be kidding Do I respond

You have to be kidding Do I respond
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wow, I don't even understand what zion187reigneth is getting at with all her/his posts... but OP, I think you should reply to the letter once letting them know that its…

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TigerStripedTeaPot
Aug 17, 2010 3:13 pm
Bam
Bam
17 August 2010

Herald sun show

Herald sun show

Refer to this thread viewtopic.php?f=1&t=37285 Unfortunately tickets are currently unavailable, but keep a look out in the future incase more become available

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Bam
Aug 17, 2010 3:46 pm
Bam
Casa2
Casa2
4 June 2011

cosmopolitan homes finishing quality

cosmopolitan homes finishing quality

Hi, We are thinking of building with Cosmopolitan in Nelsons Ridge due to their present in the area. We spoke to their sales guy couple of times…

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Casa2
Jun 04, 2011 11:35 am
Timm
Timm
17 August 2010

Gap between slab and brickwork?

Gap between slab and brickwork?

Are you talking about a 3/4cm gap between the edge of slap and the start of the edge of the brick? It isn't normal to such large spacing between the edge of slab and…

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Timm
Aug 17, 2010 6:29 pm
Timm
Moogles
Moogles
17 August 2010

Indian ritual before moving into a house

Indian ritual before moving into a house
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Yes, holy moly!!! Just shows what a wealth of knowledge you no doubt are and have built up!!!!!

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Moogles
Aug 17, 2010 7:33 pm
turns71
turns71
17 August 2010

Dismantling & Transporting Carport - Need Help!

Dismantling & Transporting Carport - Need Help!

I've bought a new house in South-East Melbourne with an unwanted double carport and freestanding outdoor office in the back yard. The structures, both timber and currently…

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turns71
Aug 17, 2010 11:03 pm
sleven
sleven
18 August 2010

Interior Design Courses

Interior Design Courses

I did one through http://www.theinteriordesigninstitute.com.au/ it was all done online and at home at my own pace!

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sleven
Aug 18, 2010 10:35 am
sleven
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
18 August 2010

HELP PLEASE

HELP PLEASE
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That is what I figured too. Even with waffle there is and edge beam,(thickening) But nothing looks like it should there. What is with the skinny path that will be…

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onc_artisan
Aug 18, 2010 11:16 am
onc_artisan
Chuq
Chuq
18 August 2010

Cost per square metre - architect designed home in Melbourne

Cost per square metre - architect designed home in Melbourne
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Here we are...chelle's architect designed home, I love it, unique, individual and purpose built to take in the views.

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Chuq
Aug 18, 2010 6:37 pm
Chuq
just Erin
just Erin
18 August 2010

To those that have move in

To those that have move in

I think all builders have little issues. We've been in our Henley home now about 7 weeks... and we have our front door lock changed twice. The locksmith said they get…

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just Erin
Aug 18, 2010 8:34 pm
just Erin
Polo
Polo
19 August 2010

King Furniture

King Furniture

Thanks Melbmeg for the reply. We ended up purchasing two sofa's from King one was the Phoenix and the other was the Oscar since both were on sale.

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Polo
Aug 19, 2010 1:16 am
bicko123
bicko123
1 June 2011

Do we need a concrete pump?

Do we need a concrete pump?
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Rightio :th: (Still haven't heard of 2 layers of fabric laying directly one on another ::hyst:: but it…

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bicko123
Jun 01, 2011 9:49 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
19 August 2010

Flat roof vs pitched roof extension

Flat roof vs pitched roof extension

Hi. I moved a house about 15 years ago. The back part of the house was built on concrete so we pulled it off and re-built. Because of cost I went for the flat roof option.…

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tjilpi
Aug 19, 2010 10:47 am
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Lillybelle
Aug 19, 2010 3:41 pm
saemiseon
saemiseon
19 August 2010

Not Happy!

Not Happy!

I know! Before we signed up with our builder, we so wanted to build with independent builder rather than volume project builder because we could see this will happen. We…

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saemiseon
Aug 19, 2010 7:15 pm
Southies
Southies
19 August 2010

Temporary splash back to get cert of occupancy??

Temporary splash back to get cert of occupancy??

we didn't have a splashbakc when we got our Certificate of Occupancy - moved in no probs :z:

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Southies
Aug 19, 2010 7:57 pm
Southies

We are in NSW so our brick choice was PGH Palazzo Chiara with timber…

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kyton
Aug 20, 2010 11:42 am
kyton
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
20 August 2010

Raising a house or building on top.

Raising a house or building on top.

Because you don't have to make a whole new upper floor. Just a lower one which is easier (cheaper).

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Nathan SteelFab
Aug 20, 2010 12:57 pm
Nathan SteelFab
jayw
jayw
20 August 2010

Hills Builder Perth - Recommendations?

Hills Builder Perth - Recommendations?

i think its hard for earthworkers at times as they often have to quote on a lot of jobs but have no guarantees they'll get the work. because they are one of the first…

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jayw
Aug 20, 2010 4:16 pm
jayw
MrBean
MrBean
20 August 2010

Closing a porch

Closing a porch

Hi This is my first post, so I am not sure if this is the best section to place my question but here it goes. I have a back porch and it is currently fenced off with…

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MrBean
Aug 20, 2010 5:57 pm
brettyboo
brettyboo
20 August 2010

Small extension costs

Small extension costs

No sure how far you got with this, but I'm doing one right now. The calculations for the amount of added floor space aren't simple since it includes closing in a garage…

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brettyboo
Aug 20, 2010 7:42 pm
the renovators
the renovators
20 August 2010

New fence for Hope Island

New fence for Hope Island

Hi there, we're looking to construct a new front fence for our property in Hope Island.. (400x400) 200 series block columns 1800 high /2400 apart with 400 high…

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the renovators
Aug 20, 2010 11:48 pm
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
21 August 2010

Mould on colourbond balcony roof

Mould on colourbond balcony roof

Colourbond is just another painted surface If it is mould something like exit mould or a diluted liquid bleach will kill the mould A good scrub with some warm water and…

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mecha-wombat
Aug 21, 2010 2:08 am
mecha-wombat
jayw
jayw
21 August 2010

What is this product?

What is this product?

thanks for the replies - looks like it doesn't come as a ready made board then. definitely looks neat though. thank you everyone for the help - now to do something like…

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jayw
Aug 21, 2010 11:56 am
jayw
xquisite
xquisite
21 August 2010

Which dining table with bench seating - pics attached

Which dining table with bench seating - pics attached

I definitely think that the first one looks much better & i personally wouldn't buy from Fantastic unless i really didn't intend to keep it for long. That said, i would…

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xquisite
Aug 21, 2010 3:25 pm
MumofTwo29
MumofTwo29
21 August 2010

Home & Building Auctions - Have you been to one ?

Home & Building Auctions - Have you been to one ?

We visited Gray's today in Cheltenham for their live auction. It was fantastic and bargains could be made but it is VERY important that you know the RRP of the items and…

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MumofTwo29
Aug 21, 2010 8:38 pm
TheOK
TheOK
21 August 2010

Home SHow

Home SHow

Has anyone been and was it worth while? I am considering it but i was disappointed at the last one. Did you learn anything…

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TheOK
Aug 21, 2010 11:35 pm
TheOK
ECOECO
ECOECO
22 August 2010

it IS A load bearing wall oh no

it IS A load bearing wall oh no

Hi, Arches can of course support loads, as the Romans knew, but they have to be properly constructed for it, and yours…

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ECOECO
Aug 22, 2010 8:34 am
ECOECO
csbowes
csbowes
22 August 2010

What is the best way to add power points to a period home?

What is the best way to add power points to a period home?

I have a 1910 bungalow, which is pretty much in original nick. There a number of power points in the home where the wiring is obviously coming down from the ceiling in a…

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csbowes
Aug 22, 2010 8:12 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
23 August 2010

What is involved in building underneath a house?

What is involved in building underneath a house?

What height is it and was it done with permits originally? If it has permits I doubt you would be limited renting or selling it. We built an extension and due to flat…

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tjilpi
Aug 23, 2010 9:40 am
kek
kek
23 August 2010

Fence on new delelopment

Fence on new delelopment

G'day, we are about to build on a new development. Because we have young kids we want to erect a fence straight away. On our side boundary the…

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kek
Aug 23, 2010 11:58 am
kek
skyza
skyza
11 October 2010

benchtop & cabinet question

benchtop & cabinet question

Hi MumofTwo29 , agree with you that this is a great site, I've just found this myself :) To answer your question, yes I've done this recently to my bathroom. I had a…

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skyza
Oct 11, 2010 2:31 pm
suh
suh
23 August 2010

Wall lighting in bedrooms

Wall lighting in bedrooms

Yep, that's what I thought but you could probably get something stronger in something similar. ::smile::

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suh
Aug 23, 2010 1:22 pm
suh
kyton
kyton
3 January 2011

Glass splashbacks in bathrooms

Glass splashbacks in bathrooms

Massively expensive for inside showers. We also compared acrylic splashbacks as well. For all four ensuites it was going to cost us close to $8k for acrylic. Stuck with…

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kyton
Jan 03, 2011 11:09 am
kyton
rojak1
rojak1
23 August 2010

Henley Lexington 993Q1

Henley Lexington 993Q1

Hi, just wondering if anyone build Lexington 993 Q1 with Broadway facade? were you able to opt in 2340 x 1200 front entry pivot door? I was told my ceiling 2590mm is too…

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rojak1
Aug 23, 2010 6:06 pm

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