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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 1:55 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 5:58 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 8:10 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 11:32 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 11:29 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 6:57 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 2:54 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 3:05 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 3:05 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 1:48 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 3:14 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 4:06 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 6:04 pm
Aiah
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Deemaree
Jun 14, 2010 8:38 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 1:59 pm
mattwalker
Melly03
Melly03
15 June 2010

Question

Question

Too true!

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Melly03
Jun 15, 2010 2:16 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 8:52 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 9:08 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 1:05 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 9:56 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 7:23 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 8:33 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 9:23 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 6:27 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 11:18 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 9:50 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 10:54 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 11:24 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 11:51 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 18, 2010 12:06 am
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 18, 2010 12:21 am
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 8:50 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 11:49 pm
take2
take2
take2
18 June 2010

Rate your build...

Rate your build...

I would give ours a 9/10 appart from a couple of cosmetic fixes and it going over time a little, the builder was great we he always answered our phone calls and email, and…

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take2
Jun 18, 2010 11:58 pm
take2
somewoman
somewoman
20 June 2010

gliderol sectional garage doors - manual operation

gliderol sectional garage doors - manual operation

Hi all, we've been trying to work out manual operation of our gliderol sectional garage door. We can unlock it from the automatic garage door operator, but not re-lock it…

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somewoman
Jun 20, 2010 3:26 am
somewoman
594Jessica
594Jessica
20 June 2010

Clarendon May Promotion - Can Anyone Remember?

Clarendon May Promotion - Can Anyone Remember?

Hi, I am new to this forum and already have learned a lot. Thanks to you all! It seems now only Clarendon has the house design that sits perfectly on our block. EB and…

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594Jessica
Jun 20, 2010 11:34 am
BuildlingPerth
BuildlingPerth
20 June 2010

3-Phase Cooktop Isolation Switch

3-Phase Cooktop Isolation Switch

Just reading through this... great thread and helpful for the person who was asking the question... Am i reading this right in the fact if I have a standalone cooker with…

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BuildlingPerth
Jun 20, 2010 6:33 pm
BuildlingPerth
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ebon
Jun 20, 2010 6:57 pm
joltinjoe
joltinjoe
20 June 2010

Progress Payment dispute

Progress Payment dispute

Its quite common in NSW for Builders to get front end loaded payments as the NSW Govt will not legislate to bring the progress payment maximums in liune with Victorian and…

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joltinjoe
Jun 20, 2010 9:34 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
20 June 2010

PD displays Somerfield, anybody know what homes they are?

PD displays Somerfield, anybody know what homes they are?

We actually went and had a look at them yesterday, one is the Jasper 33 and Santana 45 Had a nice little opening serving light breakfast…

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Lunchtime
Jun 20, 2010 10:40 pm
MR GLEE
MR GLEE
20 June 2010

Colorbond Garage Kit 6 X 7 x 2.4 Installers

Colorbond Garage Kit 6 X 7 x 2.4 Installers

Hi, I recently purchased a colorbond garage kit from a QLD online shed sales site. I am located in Sydney and was wondering if someone could recommend someone to erect…

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MR GLEE
Jun 21, 2010 12:01 am
Mozzie
Mozzie
21 June 2010

Slight damage to powder coated window. Will it get fixed?

Slight damage to powder coated window. Will it get fixed?

Yeah my site supervisor also gave me the 'window service' spin. Told me they clean all the tracks and get all the paint off the inside of the window frame... Absolute…

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Mozzie
Jun 21, 2010 11:24 am
Mozzie
AlexHomeUser
AlexHomeUser
2 July 2014

Review - Samsung Fridge SRS702GDHSS

Review - Samsung Fridge SRS702GDHSS
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Have this fridge (SRS702GDHSS) for almost 5 years now, work great =) no hiccup =) only problem was one of the shelf has a crack, but they replace it for free for us, so it…

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AlexHomeUser
Jul 02, 2014 4:48 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
21 June 2010

Building a new garage

Building a new garage

Best off speaking to the council

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Dukekamaya
Jun 21, 2010 7:19 pm
Dukekamaya
Dollar
Dollar
30 July 2010

Dingo/Kanga hire

Dingo/Kanga hire

We hired one 24hrs =$180. The ground was probably a bit to wet for it. We may consider hiring it again but not sure.

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Dollar
Jul 30, 2010 2:27 pm
maria p
maria p
21 June 2010

Has anyone built with formula Homes recently?

Has anyone built with formula Homes recently?

We have been building with formula homes since December 08 but signed contracts in June 08, it's been 2 years since then and construction is still ongoing. Our handover…

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maria p
Jun 21, 2010 11:26 pm
Tegs
Tegs
24 July 2010

Wanting to renovate existing Down lights. ?

Wanting to renovate existing Down lights. ?

Hi All, my apologies for late reply have had major problems with internet service all fixed now ! Thank you for your suggestions. As to the ring adapter available already…

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Tegs
Jul 25, 2010 12:17 am

I agree about the power Bills for sure, We turn ours off in Winter and notice a $300-400 drop a quarter. Although we did used to forget to put the spa cover on for a few…

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beer baron
Jul 26, 2010 10:13 pm
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lux
Jun 22, 2010 9:46 am


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