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zergling
zergling
30 April 2010

silkwood floating floorboard

silkwood floating floorboard

Yes, only glue was used. Its boral tassie oak. Very nice but easy to scratch. Got a two side fridge and had to change water filter behind the fridge against the wall few…

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zergling
Apr 30, 2010 11:55 pm
Rebecca1983
Rebecca1983
1 May 2010

Buying a fireplace in Brisbane

Buying a fireplace in Brisbane

we are thinking about putting a wood burning fireplace into the home we are building. We want to go and talk to someone who knows about them. But I have no idea who to go…

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Rebecca1983
May 01, 2010 12:13 am
mcniks
mcniks
1 May 2010

Canopy vs Built In Rangehoods

Canopy vs Built In Rangehoods

Thanks for your opinions. I guess another thing that we have to consider is that we do not have any windows in our kitchen so the rangehood has to be a strong one. But,…

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mcniks
May 01, 2010 8:56 pm
themax
themax
1 May 2010

30c ceilings in the living/meal/hall way...kitchen?????

30c ceilings in the living/meal/hall way...kitchen?????

We have 9ft ceilings all through the ground floor, including the Kitchen. We have bulkheads in the kitchen over the cupboards.

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themax
May 01, 2010 9:05 pm
themax
builda
builda
1 May 2010

Land Excavation On Sloped land.

Land Excavation On Sloped land.

1) Have some plans in mind but nothing definate. Ok, first suggestion is to get some drawings done before you dig anything. This is…

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builda
May 01, 2010 10:58 pm
builda
Helyn
Helyn
2 May 2010

Kitchen backing onto bedroom.. Gas stove?

Kitchen backing onto bedroom.. Gas stove?

Do you have internal insulation, Grace? Our ensuite backs on to our kitchen wall too - the wall in question has fridge, bench space, stove, kettle - never hear any of…

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Helyn
May 02, 2010 12:58 am
Helyn
thygir
thygir
2 May 2010

convert a double garage ( brick ) into living space bungalow

convert a double garage ( brick ) into living space bungalow

garage size is about 10 m x 8 m solid brick with flat room cost to raise the room ? make a non flat roof cost to add sliding glass doors / bi folds ? full wall…

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thygir
May 02, 2010 8:24 am
bellabelinda
bellabelinda
2 May 2010

Need Help!!!!

Need Help!!!!

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone knows where to purchase simular bar stool in Melbourne or Aust if they post. This pic is from america. If cant purchase anywhere, anyone…

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bellabelinda
May 02, 2010 10:52 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 May 2010

Bosch cordless drill maintenance

Bosch cordless drill maintenance

Hi Cherub and Ed, I actually found that technique on the web after a bit of searching, however this Bosch chuck doesn't have that large internal…

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ECOECO
May 02, 2010 11:49 am
ECOECO
alk
alk
2 May 2010

Clipsal Saturn Range Light Switches

Clipsal Saturn Range Light Switches
1, 2

Rubber_noggin - our electrician told us that he had to run an extra wire for us to have the LED capability on our Saturns, so am only going on that…

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alk
May 02, 2010 6:43 pm
alk
Southies
Southies
2 May 2010

Help me find this, please!

Help me find this, please!

Here are some links, but haven't had time to check delivery details - sorry :( Happy hunting :wink:

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Southies
May 02, 2010 10:27 pm
Southies
kek
kek
3 May 2010

Porter Davis Upgrades

Porter Davis Upgrades

Also, check what stain they use (brand and specific product). The Solver product they used on our doors and windows was rubbish, and whatever the other big builders use…

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kek
May 03, 2010 7:31 am
kek
JJ305
JJ305
3 May 2010

Blinds Blinds Blinds

Blinds Blinds Blinds
1, 2

I recommend iseek blinds, we got all blinds from them and were very happy. We got timber venetians, romans and roller blinds. You have to measure…

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JJ305
May 03, 2010 9:52 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
3 May 2010

No-one Calls Back??

No-one Calls Back??

Hello Leah, You should show your location, sorry but I can'y help you because you are in WA. Ed

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ECOECO
May 03, 2010 10:37 am
ECOECO
mpcj
mpcj
3 May 2010

Bedroom arrangements - would you have a bed under window?

Bedroom arrangements - would you have a bed under window?

I'm another that likes the bed on their own wall..except under highlight windows. IF they are high enough, I think a bed underneath can look really lovely...actually…

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mpcj
May 03, 2010 11:34 am
mpcj
vonwoman
vonwoman
3 May 2010

Are corner baths a lot more expensive?

Are corner baths a lot more expensive?

There is an increase in price to go to the corner bath, that's providing that the standard option is only a stock standard bath. Again it all depends on the type of bath…

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vonwoman
May 03, 2010 3:25 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
3 May 2010

My house makeover

My house makeover

Joe-well done & said!

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Deemaree
May 03, 2010 8:03 pm
Deemaree
Annietom
Annietom
3 May 2010

Sink on Island Bench

Sink on Island Bench
1, 2, 3

Hi mcniks ::smile:: I have a sink on the island and I like it because it was integral to the kitchen design. I don't do a lot of washing up either and if I…

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Annietom
May 03, 2010 10:19 pm
Annietom
renoexpert
renoexpert
3 May 2010

Cost to Render in Geelong

Cost to Render in Geelong

Hi Luke, it will cost you around $45 per sq metre including paint. Sometimes a little extra if there are a few fiddley bits. I just had my house done in Ocean Grove …

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renoexpert
May 03, 2010 10:39 pm
chippy
chippy
3 May 2010

Town Planning Expert

Town Planning Expert

I think that things must differ from state to state. In WA it's licenced surveyors that handle the typical subdivision process and it doesn't go to council (although they…

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chippy
May 03, 2010 11:05 pm
chippy
karbern
karbern
4 May 2010

Good Carpentry to recommend?

Good Carpentry to recommend?

Hi... currently building in Perth and am looking for a good carpenter to do up some good shelvings for books in the study room... anyone has any recommendations? was…

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karbern
May 04, 2010 3:22 pm

Four of our windows are wrong !

Four of our windows are wrong !

I wish all the windows at ours were awning windows. The ventilation and easy of use is far better. The look nicer too. you can have them open with a bit of rain around and…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 05, 2010 12:25 am
The Garden Whisperer
ref_kt
ref_kt
5 May 2010

When your neighbour wants a different fence colour.........

When your neighbour wants a different fence colour.........

As Rex said! there is a few shades, one is rather dark and the one i don't like.

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ref_kt
May 05, 2010 12:33 am
ref_kt
lizzy stardust
lizzy stardust
5 May 2010

Forum Maintenance

Forum Maintenance

I'd cleared the cache and all my cookies and checked that it wasn't in offline mode. My husband who works in IT had a look as well and we still can't figure out why it's…

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lizzy stardust
May 05, 2010 9:21 am
lizzy stardust

What would you do?

What would you do?

W will definatly not be proceeding with our build with this company. I checked BSA (Thanks Lou) $10m difference between last financial year & this!!!! ::surprise:: & They didn't…

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Living the dream
May 05, 2010 9:29 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
5 May 2010

Steel support beam at the end of the kitchen island bench

Steel support beam at the end of the kitchen island bench

The compromise we made to get rid of the support structure was to extend the first floor to sit flush with the ground floor. If we got rid of the beam and left the floor…

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McKinnon
May 05, 2010 12:24 pm
barker
barker
5 May 2010

width of walk in robe section

width of walk in robe section

Thanks guys, Have been considering reducing it to 800 to get a bit more room in the main bathroom and you guys have sold me.

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barker
May 05, 2010 2:41 pm
barker
MartinaL
MartinaL
5 May 2010

Plaster Tape bubbles

Plaster Tape bubbles

It is not corners it is on butt joints between two sheets, we have teh metal stuff on the corners and it works well Going to attempt to cut the bubbles out and see how we…

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MartinaL
May 05, 2010 4:12 pm
lisanne
lisanne
5 May 2010

3 month maintanence

3 month maintanence

If you do a search there are quite a few good threads already

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lisanne
May 05, 2010 7:11 pm
mohit
mohit
6 May 2010

Blocked Ducted Vacuum

Blocked Ducted Vacuum

:z: :z: :z: Fixed the blockage....use of boilde water with detergent on the hose and then high pressure water from Karcher!! Whooshka...all papers and a polybag blocking my…

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mohit
May 06, 2010 7:25 am
bel
bel
6 May 2010

Plasterer and cement rendering in sydney?

Plasterer and cement rendering in sydney?

Ok have the details P (Paul) & L Faulks & Son Will pm you Nic and Kris. Cheers Bel

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bel
May 06, 2010 8:19 am
bel
NevilleW
NevilleW
6 May 2010

New Rouse Hill - New Release

New Rouse Hill - New Release

In case any of you have an interest in this development, a new small release (20? blocks) has just been…

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NevilleW
May 06, 2010 5:40 pm
dashboard64
dashboard64
6 May 2010

Where to find a bathroom/bedroom planner?

Where to find a bathroom/bedroom planner?

G'day I found 2, 1 on Reeces website and 1 on tradelinks. They are kind of limited and my wife still looked at it strangely The best way I found to get her to visualise it…

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dashboard64
May 06, 2010 6:30 pm
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
6 May 2010

$3500 sqm for an extension

$3500 sqm for an extension

I haven't done the numbers on our reno but I'm sure it's up at that rate :(

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Biff Costanza
May 06, 2010 6:58 pm
Biff Costanza
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
29 May 2010

Costing OB project for bank

Costing OB project for bank

Does anyone think it is still worth getting an estimate done if we can even though we have started building?

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Raleighfarm
May 29, 2010 8:38 am
Raleighfarm
AaA1
AaA1
6 May 2010

Does Building Insurance cover owner supply item

Does Building Insurance cover owner supply item

Hi Guys! Good news! Builder finally has sent us a cheque for the stolen intercom system! Thanks EBH! Cheers!

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AaA1
May 06, 2010 9:47 pm
phoenixrain
phoenixrain
7 May 2010

Celebration Homes WA?

Celebration Homes WA?

You should do a search of the forum as there is quite a lot of information on Celebration Homes. As you mentioned Dale Alcock, they are like their "sister" counterpart,…

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phoenixrain
May 07, 2010 3:13 am
phoenixrain
borg
borg
7 May 2010

Driveway concreting

Driveway concreting

plain concrete cost around 130-150 per cubic meter at the most. I reckon most would get cheaper then that normally. 50-55 for plan concrete is about right. I think the…

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borg
May 07, 2010 9:27 am
borg
Lex
Lex
7 May 2010

Tiling Question

Tiling Question

And then they did the walls (not to the ceiling, just builder's standard height) in those rooms (incl. bath hob) in less than 1 day too ... Forgot to say that there were…

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Lex
May 07, 2010 10:53 am
Lex
GypsyGrannies1
GypsyGrannies1
7 May 2010

Steel Roof Frame creaking/popping

Steel Roof Frame creaking/popping

A few years ago we owned a steel frame house but it had a colourbond roof and the ceiling was 25mm V-jointed Tassie Oak, then under the colourbond was sarking with…

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GypsyGrannies1
May 07, 2010 4:13 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
8 May 2010

Contract Signing

Contract Signing

I just signed my contract on Thursday, frankly I couldn't go back to sign them again so I signed them on the day and we have 5 days to make changes or cancel. I already…

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Victoria_g06
May 08, 2010 7:35 am
Victoria_g06
kyiee81
kyiee81
8 May 2010

Abracadabra: MagicJ's Reno Thread - New green cookware :0)

Abracadabra: MagicJ's Reno Thread - New green cookware :0)
1 ... 4, 5, 6

i love green too, your house is amazing!!! we have 3 green feature walls in our home called 'paris creek' by dulux. I love your green cookware! I would never think of…

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kyiee81
May 08, 2010 8:13 am
kyiee81
Mimi79
Mimi79
8 May 2010

In between houses - short term rentals in Melb??

In between houses - short term rentals in Melb??

I would just apply and state what you need. The house we got stated 12 month lease only and NO PETS and here we are with an 8 month lease and a dog. Sometimes landlords…

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Mimi79
May 08, 2010 11:54 pm
Rowena
Rowena
9 May 2010

Roof tiles or Colourbond?

Roof tiles or Colourbond?

Colorbond :D We were tossing up between DFH & NBG and one of the deciding factors was the extra inclusions with NBG. DFH wanted an extra $6k for colorbond, which is standard…

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Rowena
May 09, 2010 12:18 pm
Rowena
Frogger
Frogger
9 May 2010

Ottomans - Melbourne

Ottomans - Melbourne

wow $100 thats even cheaper than what he has on his website! You got a great deal! I'm just waiting for him to come back from overseas...there is a message on his phone…

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Frogger
May 09, 2010 2:01 pm
RoadkillNZ
RoadkillNZ
9 May 2010

Display home locations. Brisbane. Gold coast

Display home locations. Brisbane. Gold coast

I was thinking that Google maps might have some on there as well.

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RoadkillNZ
May 09, 2010 3:02 pm
fox
fox
9 May 2010

Need to extend natural gas outlets : are there standards?

Need to extend natural gas outlets : are there standards?

Hi all, I'm looking to install a natural gas fireplace and also install ductal gas heating in an existing double story house. The house is concrete slab. The mains gas is…

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fox
May 09, 2010 5:49 pm
taki
taki
9 May 2010

Drain or something else at the back of the block

Drain or something else at the back of the block

Thank you dilla and kek, it's eased my mind a little bit, I've contacted developer and waiting for reply. Luckily drain is very close to the fence so should be around 5m…

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taki
May 09, 2010 7:09 pm


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