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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 4:42 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 7:51 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 9:26 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 9:13 am
donuts
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bryky
Jul 28, 2010 12:57 pm
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 1:28 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 7:09 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 7:40 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 29, 2010 12:29 am
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 12:16 pm
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 12:45 pm
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 4:13 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 5:01 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 8:30 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 6:31 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 7:24 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 8:29 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 9:40 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 10:31 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 7:28 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 8:27 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 1:10 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
Aug 01, 2010 12:04 am
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 1:49 pm
aus_nz
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Bam
Aug 01, 2010 11:48 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 02, 2010 12:42 am
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 9:37 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 10:25 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 3:56 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 5:59 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 1:20 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 3:57 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 6:36 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 8:53 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 11:05 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 7:30 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 10:35 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 12:21 pm
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 12:51 pm
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 3:43 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 9:35 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 2:33 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 3:52 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 10:21 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 07, 2010 12:07 am
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 07, 2010 12:56 am
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 1:56 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 11:39 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 1:36 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 1:12 pm


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