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Liz
Liz
15 September 2010

VJ/tongue and groove wall sheeting...anyone here used it?

VJ/tongue and groove wall sheeting...anyone here used it?

Just wondering if anyone on here has used this sheeting in there new houses/extension at all? I dont often see it mentioned and just wondered as we've just started our…

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Liz
Sep 15, 2010 4:19 pm
garden lover
garden lover
16 September 2010

Upgrading to a taller dividing fence

Upgrading to a taller dividing fence

I'm doing the same. I'm in NSW. Unfortunately here you can't make a neighbour pay for half if it is actually ok too. Same as Vic it seems. My current side fence is…

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garden lover
Sep 16, 2010 7:00 am
jimnsal
jimnsal
16 September 2010

Paid for goods but shop is shutdown before goods received

Paid for goods but shop is shutdown before goods received

OK mystery solved. I finally got a call back after they've received my email. Their phones are playing up and has been for last week, they've actually moved premise so you…

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jimnsal
Sep 16, 2010 12:22 pm
jimnsal
nettie.b
nettie.b
16 September 2010

Is your land "affected by aboriginal culture significance"

Is your land "affected by aboriginal culture significance"

I have phoned Lake Mac Council and was advised the person with all the expertise in that area isnt in today (always the way) however someone else could help me :? She…

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nettie.b
Sep 16, 2010 1:31 pm
nettie.b
grom40
grom40
16 September 2010

Handover - Cheque and paperwork

Handover - Cheque and paperwork

The other thing you should probably get from the builder is your occupancy permit (in Victoria anyway)

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grom40
Sep 16, 2010 2:46 pm
grom40
Alex88
Alex88
16 September 2010

gap between mattress and bed too big?

gap between mattress and bed too big?
1, 2

How frustrating!!! If anything at least get them to replace the slats, my bed ended up collapsing constantly, because the slats were just that tiny bit too short, then…

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Alex88
Sep 16, 2010 2:50 pm
Alex88
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Bam
Sep 28, 2010 9:37 pm
Bam
s_b_o_s
s_b_o_s
16 September 2010

Builder Required For 7 Unit Development Site

Builder Required For 7 Unit Development Site

Hi Homeone, Just wondering if anyone can recommend me reputable builders within the Sydney, Bankstown council area for a 7 unit project? Any advice would be…

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s_b_o_s
Sep 16, 2010 8:31 pm
Trinity
Trinity
16 September 2010

post handover clean up tips

post handover clean up tips

Unfortunately metho didn't work but nail polish remover did (for the paint on tiles). I ended up having to just scrape paint from the grout and some bits I had to leave as…

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Trinity
Sep 16, 2010 8:58 pm
garden lover
garden lover
17 September 2010

FRONT ENTRY DOORS!!!?? HELP??

FRONT ENTRY DOORS!!!?? HELP??

We didnt have a pivot door for our large single door. Just used a very very strong door hinges to hold a solid jarrah door approx. 8ft tall, and I cant remember the exact width.

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garden lover
Sep 17, 2010 10:49 am
Dean - MFD
Dean - MFD
17 September 2010

fly wire screens on windows & french doors - or alternatives

fly wire screens on windows & french doors - or alternatives

Hi Ceebs, It actually depends on your intention - do you want to keep the bugs out ... or intruders. If it is simply about keeping insects and bugs out, then you have…

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Dean - MFD
Sep 17, 2010 2:11 pm
Dean - MFD
Timm
Timm
17 September 2010

PLANS AND MAPS

PLANS AND MAPS

Another small tip - put a strip of sellotape along the bottom side of your paper plans... it makes them last a bucket load longer.

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Timm
Sep 17, 2010 3:45 pm
Timm
Nightshade
Nightshade
17 September 2010

Was "the dream" of building a home what you expected?

Was "the dream" of building a home what you expected?

For me, been in 6 months but not quite "finished" yet. Back deck should get done this w'end and a nightmare driveway is left to do. The house ... I really like it,…

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Nightshade
Sep 17, 2010 4:21 pm
grinder
grinder
17 September 2010

Has anyone used Spaceworks for joinery work?

Has anyone used Spaceworks for joinery work?

I know them personally and i would not use them because of their pricing is way too expensive considering the materials they use. Any cabinet maker will do the same job for less.

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grinder
Sep 17, 2010 10:46 pm
grinder
grinder
grinder
17 September 2010

Motar Advice Needed

Motar Advice Needed

:lol: Is that because it takes longer to make a flush finish? :lol:

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grinder
Sep 17, 2010 10:48 pm
grinder
Dollar
Dollar
17 September 2010

Anyone used or know much about Cossett retaining wall system

Anyone used or know much about Cossett retaining wall system

Just found a product called Cosset which do retaining walls and is made out of recycled material. I'm interested to know if anyone knows much about it and the costs?

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Dollar
Sep 17, 2010 11:42 pm
leighton
leighton
3 December 2012

Annual Termite inspection

Annual Termite inspection

I think that the various treatments all have their value and I believe inspections are a vital part of the process. The termite problem is real, although the damage…

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leighton
Dec 03, 2012 6:56 pm
leighton
n&n02
n&n02
22 September 2010

I don't like my new ensuite!What can I do to 'pretty' it up?

I don't like my new ensuite!What can I do to 'pretty' it up?

I found the glass hurricane style jar with lid at myer today :z:. And they were on sale, an added bonus!! The lady said they only just got stock in and there was only 3…

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n&n02
Sep 22, 2010 2:38 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
18 September 2010

Mystery solved :)

Mystery solved :)

Yep, it's all neat and tidy now.

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Deemaree
Sep 18, 2010 9:42 pm
Deemaree
igotnosmoke
igotnosmoke
18 September 2010

Building - Housing multiple tenants in 1 dwelling house

Building - Housing multiple tenants in 1 dwelling house

Hi guys, I am looking to at my options on building on a parcel I have located in the Hillcroft Estate in South Morang, Victoria. My original idea was to sell this land…

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igotnosmoke
Sep 18, 2010 9:57 pm
chippy
chippy
18 September 2010

Extension, unregistered carpenter, should I use him?

Extension, unregistered carpenter, should I use him?

Obviously different states have different arrangements. In WA the only licenced trades are plumbers and electricians (and hairdressers, but they're not much use when you…

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chippy
Sep 18, 2010 10:40 pm
chippy
chatz
chatz
19 September 2010

Need to move neighbour's power line for demo & build

Need to move neighbour's power line for demo & build

We purchased a property to knock down and rebuild. The power pole is out the front of this property, so power and phone lines from this pole go to our neighbours. Our…

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chatz
Sep 19, 2010 12:00 pm
VintageModern
VintageModern
19 September 2010

Dulux Full Cover Texture

Dulux Full Cover Texture

I thought I would bump up this post, since I couldn't find any more recent topics. You may have seen my recent post (re: DIY rendering), then in my googling I came across…

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VintageModern
Sep 19, 2010 8:25 pm

Our landscaper did our fencing between the house and side fences and I asked him to order a bit extra to mount a mailbox on and the photo shows the finished product. I…

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grumblebum54
Aug 24, 2012 10:28 pm
grumblebum54
SouthFreo
SouthFreo
19 September 2010

Treating Jarrah Timber Roof

Treating Jarrah Timber Roof

Our 1990's house has jarrah roof timbers. It's only more recent WA houses that use pine trusses. It's all driven by cost - jarrah has become more expensive now that supply…

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SouthFreo
Sep 19, 2010 11:39 pm
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bellabelinda
Sep 19, 2010 10:30 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
19 September 2010

Statute of Limitations on altering use of existing room.

Statute of Limitations on altering use of existing room.

I think you will find that most bathroom renovation companies are not getting permits, and neither are kitchen renovation companies. If you did, the very most you would…

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tjilpi
Sep 19, 2010 11:10 pm
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
20 September 2010

Upcoming Suburbs - Melbourne?

Upcoming Suburbs - Melbourne?
1, 2

Oooo, or this one. We went and had a lookie at this display home and it was such a great use of space and nice! Great size land aswell

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Rudolf1980
Sep 20, 2010 11:28 am
Rudolf1980
Dove
Dove
20 September 2010

robberies

robberies

And make sure you have your insurance up front.

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Dove
Sep 20, 2010 4:54 pm
Dove
Lex
Lex
4 November 2010

Pergola roofing descision

Pergola roofing descision

Hi cherub, Do you have any…

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Lex
Nov 04, 2010 9:03 am
Lex
jayw
jayw
20 September 2010

What would have have done yourself?

What would have have done yourself?

Hi, Depends how brave you are - i think DIY can cause more problems at times, i've seen people do something themselves only to not be happy with it and end up paying more…

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jayw
Sep 20, 2010 10:58 pm
jayw
thespot
thespot
21 September 2010

Morris Road in Tarneit/Truganina/Hoppers crossing is open

Morris Road in Tarneit/Truganina/Hoppers crossing is open

It's about time they completed that road... It will definitely be a lot more convenient to the shops once my house will be finished in Truganina. Now the next step would…

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thespot
Sep 21, 2010 1:37 am
SouthFreo
SouthFreo
21 September 2010

When to initiate Architect, Draftsman?

When to initiate Architect, Draftsman?

I don't think that there is any substitute for a full set of drawings: - it's only when things are drawn up that you get a true picture of what is actually needed. - you…

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SouthFreo
Sep 21, 2010 11:32 am
sumsub
sumsub
21 September 2010

help please, electrical questions!

help please, electrical questions!

Posting so that this topic goes to top of the list ! Recessed downlights vs Surface mounted ones - if downlight covers are used (which I think is mandatory now), does…

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sumsub
Sep 21, 2010 1:39 pm
sumsub
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
21 September 2010

Wisdom Homes Standard Range of Products and Allowances

Wisdom Homes Standard Range of Products and Allowances
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi everyone. Anyone know how much it costs to get your occupancy certificate through the Private Certifier that Wisdom uses?

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stonecutter1309
Sep 21, 2010 5:26 pm
stonecutter1309
Jase
Jase
21 September 2010

Fencing contractors

Fencing contractors

Hello, We are building a Henley Home in Mernda Victoria and was wanting to know if anyone knows of a good fencing contractor?? We have to use colorbond as it a rule of…

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Jase
Sep 21, 2010 9:02 pm
Cooped07
Cooped07
22 October 2010

Finish dishwashing tablets

Finish dishwashing tablets
1, 2, 3

Haven't tried that yet... Will do that tomorrow. We are renting back the house we sold and the dishwasher is old and cruddy.

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Cooped07
Oct 22, 2010 8:34 pm
Cooped07
vvs mand
vvs mand
29 September 2010

low pressure with hot water

low pressure with hot water

If your cold is affected, then it would be the filter on your meter, but if its your hot and its happening to all taps its one of three things. 1. like someone else said,…

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vvs mand
Sep 29, 2010 6:48 pm
Lex
Lex
21 September 2010

Brick Clean - Prior To Handover ??

Brick Clean - Prior To Handover ??

^ what she said :D It can be done and it should be done if it's bothering you. The only thing is, often they don't take care and then use too strong a wash and then do…

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Lex
Sep 21, 2010 11:23 pm
Lex
Dollar
Dollar
21 September 2010

Fence and Landscape

Fence and Landscape

We have both our fences up now and whilst one side remained fence less for some time awaiting the neighbour to sign the appropriate documents we did find it easier for…

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Dollar
Sep 21, 2010 11:27 pm
builda
builda
1 October 2010

Where is the quality?

Where is the quality?

Quality starts with documentation and management and each of these take time and are tedious. What I have found is that many people try to take a shortcut on these…

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builda
Oct 01, 2010 5:41 pm
builda
EmmaM
EmmaM
22 September 2010

Extension over existing driveway incorporating garage conv.

Extension over existing driveway incorporating garage conv.

Hi All, Long time lurker first time poster ::lol:: My DH & I are looking into an extension of the family home in Sth East Vic. We have engaged the services of a building…

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EmmaM
Sep 22, 2010 2:00 pm
lilfeggle
lilfeggle
22 September 2010

Anybody with Homebuyers Centre/Boutique Homes

Anybody with Homebuyers Centre/Boutique Homes

our first home in Perth was with Homebuyers Centre, I couldn't fault them at all

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lilfeggle
Sep 22, 2010 5:58 pm
lilfeggle
anordinaryjo
anordinaryjo
5 January 2012

Building a Pool

Building a Pool

My 7 month old salt chlorinator for my pool stopped working, so I used the Pool Werx excellent online live customer service, at http://poolshop.poolwerx.com.au/ to arrange…

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anordinaryjo
Jan 05, 2012 12:08 pm
xquisite
xquisite
23 September 2010

Garden bed over vents

Garden bed over vents

Luckily you posted here first. We have had severe issues in the past with houses which had dirt - and one with concrete! - laid higher than the weep holes. You will have…

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xquisite
Sep 23, 2010 8:03 am
Casa2
Casa2
1 November 2011

Unresolved Brick issues after handover with Porter Davis

Unresolved Brick issues after handover with Porter Davis
1, 2

Hopefully you have a decent liquidated damages amount (>$250/week). With regard to the mortar, if an independent inspector has said it is not acceptable then it needs to…

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Casa2
Nov 01, 2011 9:42 pm

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