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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
Miss Tes
Miss Tes
22 June 2010

Building Stages and Progress Payments

Building Stages and Progress Payments

So I have recieved my invoice for the stage 3 payment now and have been advised that my SS likes to "reverse build" i.e. do internal walls prior to external... regardless…

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Miss Tes
Jun 22, 2010 11:07 am
ring09
ring09
22 June 2010

Plantation Shutters Melbourne

Plantation Shutters Melbourne

Check out instyleblindsandshutters.com.au and another tiptopblinds.com.au and intoblinds.com.au, you can email them your plans and they will send you back a quote, seem to…

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ring09
Jun 22, 2010 9:46 pm
ring09
wizard
wizard
22 June 2010

airless spray painter

airless spray painter

A good one, thousands, but you can get cheap ones that won't do a great job. Where are you, I know of some places that hire this type of equipment in Melbourne

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wizard
Jun 22, 2010 3:55 pm
wizard
sweetime
sweetime
22 June 2010

Sliding door to be inserted on kitchen wall

Sliding door to be inserted on kitchen wall

huh! an excellent backup suggestion if it turns out I can't put the cavity/sliding door in. Thanks suh!!

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sweetime
Jun 22, 2010 4:26 pm
mishb
mishb
22 June 2010

fence painting

fence painting

I've just done this (painted a paling fence), I didn't use primer but the first coat took twice as much paint as the second coat. You might find you save some money by…

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mishb
Jun 22, 2010 8:25 pm
sezza
sezza
23 June 2010

Which Vacum Cleaner esp for Pet hair

Which Vacum Cleaner esp for Pet hair

we just replaced our Dyson DC05 turbine head with a DC23 and I'm impressed with how much better the new model is. I resisted getting the…

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sezza
Jun 23, 2010 2:29 am
Helyn
Helyn
23 June 2010

Estimated time to Build a Cottage Home 107SQM

Estimated time to Build a Cottage Home 107SQM

Im not sure a small home would get finished any quicker than a larger single story home - you still have to wait for tradies at each stage etc - most homes take at least 6…

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Helyn
Jun 23, 2010 9:51 am
Helyn
GTI
GTI
23 June 2010

Building Inspection needed in Outer Eastern Suburbs

Building Inspection needed in Outer Eastern Suburbs

Hi There :) I am new to this forum and am in need of recommended Building/Pest inspectors in and around the Outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Thankyou All

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GTI
Jun 23, 2010 12:17 pm
chillhot_divz
chillhot_divz
23 June 2010

Gas Meter Installation?

Gas Meter Installation?

In my case, I was told by the builder to call Origin to get the gas meter installed. Didnt have to pay anything though. Probably the buiilder already charged me for this.

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chillhot_divz
Jun 23, 2010 12:28 pm
fireater
fireater
23 June 2010

Reno Floor Plan help

Reno Floor Plan help

Hi Ikon I like what you have done, give it plenty of space, something to give serious consideration too. Thanks for taking the time to mock it up, very much appreciated.…

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fireater
Jun 23, 2010 3:01 pm
Gustopher
Gustopher
23 June 2010

Renovation floorplans - your thoughts??

Renovation floorplans - your thoughts??

D@n - thanks so much. I like what you've done - just need to weight up losing the view in the kitchen/living, but I do like what you've done. Izzehz - makes complete…

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Gustopher
Jun 23, 2010 3:17 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
23 June 2010

Termite Protection with Blue frame

Termite Protection with Blue frame

I'd recommend against steel if you are in bushfire zones -…

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Huggy_B
Jun 23, 2010 5:51 pm
Huggy_B
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
23 June 2010

Snap poll: lower ceiling or have a discontinuous line?

Snap poll: lower ceiling or have a discontinuous line?

Thanks everyone. My partner came round to dropping the ceiling by 7cm so we have gone with that. He is under strict instructions to suck it up if he later decides it was…

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Elizabeth
Jun 23, 2010 7:15 pm
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
23 June 2010

company for install crossover

company for install crossover

malv, Piara Waters is quite a distance from Rockingham. You should find plenty of tradies based in Canning Vale, Kenwick, Kelmscott... those sorts of 'industrial'…

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Oceanus2
Jun 23, 2010 10:47 pm
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
23 June 2010

Masonry sealant for rendered walls ?

Masonry sealant for rendered walls ?

If you go to a reputable render/plasterboard supplier they have a membrane/sealer that can be applied to the top of either the texture coat or fine base coat. It's…

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Planned LScape
Jun 23, 2010 10:49 pm
Planned LScape

Hi Definitely try to seek out some homes built in the same brick & colour. We changed our mind when we had a look at a recently built home and realised that the light…

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Emohruo
Jun 23, 2010 10:59 pm
lowau
lowau
25 June 2010

question on plastering and plasterboards

question on plastering and plasterboards

Its probably already painted now but you should have used some plaster glue to glue on on the studs. Nails or screws only really hold the plaster till the glue is dry.

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lowau
Jun 25, 2010 3:33 pm

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