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Perth Builder
Perth Builder
19 April 2010

What is Base infill?

What is Base infill?

Must be a reference to the site works, fill / level or soil stabilisation ?

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Perth Builder
Apr 19, 2010 3:54 pm
Perth Builder
Perth Builder
19 April 2010

2 toning a brick wall

2 toning a brick wall

Considered bull nosed limestone ? looks classy

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Perth Builder
Apr 19, 2010 4:46 pm
Perth Builder
Perth Builder
19 April 2010

When will be a good time to build or buy - NOW OR WAIT?

When will be a good time to build or buy - NOW OR WAIT?
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NOW!! The Housing Industry Association, Australia’s largest building industry organisation, today released its inaugural Housing to 2020 report. The report finds that if…

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Perth Builder
Apr 19, 2010 4:51 pm
Perth Builder
Perth Builder
19 April 2010

converting garage to liveable room - anyone done it?

converting garage to liveable room - anyone done it?

Beware the council can check on the usage at any time and the ceiling height is illegal. Also the concrete floor will need to have a waterproof membrane under to comply…

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Perth Builder
Apr 19, 2010 4:58 pm
Perth Builder
Perth Builder
19 April 2010

Can permits only be submitted by a draftman/architect?

Can permits only be submitted by a draftman/architect?

Submission for planinig approval is obtained by anyone. The submission for the building licence is by the person acting as the builder, whoever holds the licence caries…

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Perth Builder
Apr 19, 2010 5:17 pm
zeke
zeke
19 April 2010

When things go bad.

When things go bad.

Yep, our first house was built 30 years ago on a block of land that had a similar-looking construction that had been abandoned for many, many years. We incorporated it…

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zeke
Apr 19, 2010 7:49 pm
zeke
msbyrne
msbyrne
20 April 2010

what does soil testing tell you??

what does soil testing tell you??

thanks for your feedback makes alot of sense now ::lol::

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msbyrne
Apr 20, 2010 7:55 pm
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danana
Aug 30, 2010 12:11 pm
kexkez
kexkez
19 January 2011

Château TDL: The Backyard Chapter...Nov 09 Update

Château TDL: The Backyard Chapter...Nov 09 Update
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i was just comparing the shots around your "dry creek bed" from this page Oct 2010 with the shots of the garden on page 2 of your thread. from 2009. Wow talk about so…

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kexkez
Jan 19, 2011 8:42 am
kexkez
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Perth Builder
Apr 21, 2010 2:14 am
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
21 April 2010

Smart Community-Telstra Velocity- Do we have in our area?

Smart Community-Telstra Velocity- Do we have in our area?

I just found out that Telstra won't even give us ADSL 2 in my estate (20 min from Perth CBD), what a crock that they aren't providing new…

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Fiffaro
Apr 21, 2010 3:22 am
jimnsal
jimnsal
21 April 2010

confuse about companies the provides leads

confuse about companies the provides leads

Hi Jaxon, I have no idea about the commission or fee structures, but as a user of Service Central, I've found suitable tradies in my local area through them and have stuck…

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jimnsal
Apr 21, 2010 10:32 am
jimnsal
munter
munter
21 April 2010

Electricity Bill NSW

Electricity Bill NSW
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These consumption numbers are incredible. My family and I (3 people all up) live in a 1940's built double brick home with no particularly special energy saving features…

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munter
Apr 21, 2010 1:03 pm
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
21 April 2010

Replace roller door. Help please

Replace roller door. Help please

I have a roller door identical to this one I need to…

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dirkadirk
Apr 21, 2010 2:32 pm
jxh
jxh
21 April 2010

Hidden Costs

Hidden Costs

A hidden cost that I have not seen mentioned often is the cost of delay. If the builder wants to stay in business they will pass on increases due to inflation: so you can…

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jxh
Apr 21, 2010 10:32 pm
GSK
GSK
22 April 2010

Delay in land title+rediculously high bill from Builder=HELP

Delay in land title+rediculously high bill from Builder=HELP

It stated that in accordance with page 38, edition 2-2001 of the home improvements contract and the domestic…

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GSK
Apr 22, 2010 12:52 pm
JackIves
JackIves
22 April 2010

Building Materials Price Guide?

Building Materials Price Guide?

I dont think you can get a price list like you think. This is due to the fact that many builders just pull figures from their A**E . This is why you can't comprehend the…

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JackIves
Apr 22, 2010 3:03 pm
JackIves
Mozzie
Mozzie
22 April 2010

Steel Sectional Garage Door vs Real Timber Garage Doors?

Steel Sectional Garage Door vs Real Timber Garage Doors?

I have something similar to the above picture. It looks quite natural from a distance and I have even had people come up and touch it to conform that it isn't real (as…

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Mozzie
Apr 22, 2010 7:43 pm
Mozzie
zeke
zeke
22 April 2010

Re: Discounts on Miele products

Re: Discounts on Miele products

We've bought quite a bit of Miele stuff over the years. When you buy it, the contract is with Miele, not with the retail store. So, the price is the price Miele decide…

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zeke
Apr 22, 2010 11:45 pm
zeke
Richo
Richo
23 April 2010

Land report compaction and filling

Land report compaction and filling

Fall is completely different. The fall relates to the slope of the block, most builders allow for 300mm of fall accross the building envelope. The builder will do a cut…

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Richo
Apr 23, 2010 11:30 am
Richo
take2
take2
23 April 2010

Colorbond Colours

Colorbond Colours

We have used woodland grey windows, garage door, custom orb with a surfmist roof, and we are really happy with the colours. It has just the right amont of depth. Cheers Lou

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take2
Apr 23, 2010 8:58 pm
take2
Kridge
Kridge
24 April 2010

Cost of remote double garage door

Cost of remote double garage door

We also looked into having 1 door instead of the two standard with our concerto but were faced with the same problem. We were also told that it was because they had to put…

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Kridge
Apr 24, 2010 12:06 am
builda
builda
24 April 2010

draftsmen in city of casey?

draftsmen in city of casey?

Yep, Korden Design 9796-2927

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builda
Apr 24, 2010 12:37 am
builda
Lex
Lex
24 April 2010

Average rate for laying stone pavers

Average rate for laying stone pavers

Oh, sorry I can't be of help there, Smiles. I am looking for some driveway ideas, prices etc myself, but haven't started calling around yet. Not sure if a paved driveway…

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Lex
Apr 24, 2010 7:47 am
Lex
take2
take2
24 April 2010

Protection of Assets and Wills...help needed

Protection of Assets and Wills...help needed

Hi Donuts, Hard situation. :( Yes it's a solicitor that specialises in Estate Planning. I'm not a solicitor, but I understand that you can put…

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take2
Apr 24, 2010 1:16 pm
take2
Lex
Lex
24 April 2010

Phone connection new house

Phone connection new house

Hahaha, sorry, I was going to write "is now back on" and didn't notice that I typed "is not back on" :D :shock: :oops: :roll: Thanks! (is double checking that all is…

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Lex
Apr 24, 2010 3:58 pm
Lex
sleven
sleven
25 April 2010

Holland or Roman Blinds?

Holland or Roman Blinds?

Personally I like what we did. We put shutters in the main windows and then put Panel glides over the sliding doors. These look great and its 4…

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sleven
Apr 25, 2010 1:47 am
sleven
JuniorMin
JuniorMin
25 April 2010

Builder claims costs for generator

Builder claims costs for generator

Maybe theres a record of the units being tagged on site? This may indicate the days they were used??

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JuniorMin
Apr 25, 2010 5:35 am
lisanne
lisanne
25 April 2010

Electricity cost comparisons

Electricity cost comparisons

Zeke I agree, sometimes having too much choice isn't a good thing. My summer electricity bill was $330 - once I get blinds and a roof over my outdoor area that will drop.

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lisanne
Apr 25, 2010 2:24 pm
mum2six
mum2six
25 April 2010

Big family needs to build on a budget - HELP!

Big family needs to build on a budget - HELP!

Thank you! We have renovated 3 times and it was not a very good time at all! But big family sometimes means you have to do things the hard way. Will deffinately do some…

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mum2six
Apr 25, 2010 4:53 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
25 April 2010

Feeling sad about moving

Feeling sad about moving

Mat!! I feel your pain!! I so do! We are in the same boat, except my fingers are SOOO crossed for you that you will end up loving your new home...good luck to you. Zeke,…

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grace_slick
Apr 25, 2010 9:58 pm
grace_slick
kiwichick
kiwichick
14 May 2010

Please help me choose modern colours for my facade

Please help me choose modern colours for my facade

Gorgeous house, I would have been tempted to keep the red in the paintcan, maybe bring it in with your trees/ vegetation. I think the wood repeated on the red areas would…

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kiwichick
May 14, 2010 1:06 am

Eaves- to have or not to have?

Eaves- to have or not to have?
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I have an old post on my blog regarding some tips about eaves as below in case any one interested. http://building-our-first-house.blogspo ... r-new.html Personally, I…

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building.our.first.house
Apr 26, 2010 3:58 pm
building.our.first.house
themax
themax
26 April 2010

What Colour Letterrbox?

What Colour Letterrbox?

I think you can buy the colourbond colours in normal paint. I did. (Paperbark). BUT if you want RED you should have…

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themax
Apr 26, 2010 9:43 pm
themax
aeoc
aeoc
26 April 2010

2nd storey or rear extension for a 557sqm block

2nd storey or rear extension for a 557sqm block

thanks for your replies. if i extend into the back yard, i will be left with 11 (deep) x 15 (wide) = 165sqm. so still a sizeable yard. if i go up (second story) the…

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aeoc
Apr 26, 2010 9:47 pm
Purple Butterfly
Purple Butterfly
27 April 2010

Paint Colour equivalent for Woodland Grey?

Paint Colour equivalent for Woodland Grey?

If you look on the Dulux site on the color atlas under specialties and then colorbond, it's there. http://www.dulux.com.au/specifier/colour/colour-atlas

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Purple Butterfly
Apr 27, 2010 10:49 am
Purple Butterfly
Casa2
Casa2
27 April 2010

PD Liquidated Damages

PD Liquidated Damages

We were going through contracts to build a house in Bonner (Canberra) and the building contract stated a 130 day build period and $1 per week…

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Casa2
Apr 27, 2010 12:22 pm
Pugs
Pugs
27 April 2010

Reversed Bathtub Taps

Reversed Bathtub Taps

Hello all~! Should I push for the builder to dig through the walls and reinsert the pipes to the proper taps? Does the builder have the…

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Pugs
Apr 27, 2010 12:25 pm
Pugs

Fencing Regulations 50/50?

Fencing Regulations 50/50?

It would sort of depend on how good your relationship with the neighbour is and whether they think it's necessary to replace that "thing' which you don't think should be…

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building.our.first.house
Apr 27, 2010 2:40 pm
building.our.first.house

Newly built house - dispute over who will fix

Newly built house - dispute over who will fix

Have you ever contacted your maintenance guys from the builder for any minor maintenance work. If you have ever deal with them, you should already have some sort of idea…

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building.our.first.house
Apr 27, 2010 2:51 pm
building.our.first.house
piscean
piscean
27 April 2010

New person here needing some help.

New person here needing some help.

By what you have said I would try and sell it and either buy something newer or build a new home. Old homes can be very expensive to renovate and you can get things like…

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piscean
Apr 27, 2010 8:59 pm
Mrs B
Mrs B
28 April 2010

renovate new unit

renovate new unit

Hi Mrs B... So sorry for the delay... I have finally put some before and after photos up of our reno... please see the thread in my…

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Mrs B
Apr 28, 2010 7:00 am
Mrs B
kek
kek
28 April 2010

dry well

dry well

Rain gardens are becoming popular:…

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kek
Apr 28, 2010 7:02 am
kek
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
28 April 2010

Start date or Day 1 of build?

Start date or Day 1 of build?

Start date (or day 1) of build is generally the day your site is scraped

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joannapaulp
Apr 28, 2010 9:31 am
candice.novak
candice.novak
28 April 2010

Costs for load bearing wall to be removed ???

Costs for load bearing wall to be removed ???

Ouch !!!! this wall is less than 3 m long and from the plans ( im hopeless at reading them ) it looks like roof frame rests on it so I was thinking we would need to put…

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candice.novak
Apr 28, 2010 10:40 am
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
28 April 2010

How much are these worth?

How much are these worth?

Thanks Melrich. First two were in line with my thinking but the last one is interesting - I didn't think it would be that high. Should I ebay them?

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Biff Costanza
Apr 28, 2010 10:52 am
Biff Costanza
Jneedhelp
Jneedhelp
28 April 2010

urgent ..does anyone know - cost of building decking

urgent ..does anyone know - cost of building decking

Hi can anyone advise me how much does it cost for building decking - where platform = 1m x 2m, height = one and a half meter, and with stair but without roof/covering. …

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Jneedhelp
Apr 28, 2010 11:59 pm
dot
dot
29 April 2010

Starter holder?

Starter holder?

Hi there, Can someone please tell me if this off-white thing connecting the started to the bulb is called a 'starter holder'? And where can I get it one of these? Mine…

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dot
Apr 29, 2010 12:40 am


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