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TomCat
TomCat
5 June 2016

PAINTING OUR BEDROOM - ARE SPRAY GUNS GOOD & EASY TO USE

PAINTING OUR BEDROOM - ARE SPRAY GUNS GOOD & EASY TO USE

What's the difference with blue painters tape? ? I used standard (Bear brand) masking tape throughout my house with no problem (took it all off within few days). Tape…

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TomCat
Jun 05, 2016 8:20 am
TomCat
aloenyx
aloenyx
3 June 2016

Sliding doors on wardrobes?

Sliding doors on wardrobes?

I went with sliders, had them in my apartment and liked them. Have a single hinged door now that is always banging against my desk (no room!!!). My apartment has mirrors…

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aloenyx
Jun 03, 2016 5:56 pm
aloenyx
qebtel
qebtel
3 June 2016

CONCRETE SWIMMING POOL

CONCRETE SWIMMING POOL

lol they never come back. hes well and truly gone, so dont hold your breath.

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qebtel
Jun 03, 2016 2:02 pm
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
2 June 2016

Dilemma - fence blew down....

Dilemma - fence blew down....

mmmm, now I've rung a fencing supplier and a Colorbond fence is $85/metre installed (some is into limestone). We'll see...maybe not a dilemma if it's not as expensive as…

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lazandjohn
Jun 02, 2016 6:37 pm
dbk
dbk
31 May 2016

Built In Wood Fires

Built In Wood Fires

any owners of the masport i9000??? would love to hear some feedback from owners as we are planning to put one in. it is to be put in a huge open plan space. 150-200 sqm? thanks!

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dbk
May 31, 2016 10:07 pm
SancHarmony
SancHarmony
31 May 2016

Does Gyprock Soundchek have the name written on it?

Does Gyprock Soundchek have the name written on it?

It was around $600 which also included the Soundscreen insulation and it was just for the media room.

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SancHarmony
May 31, 2016 8:55 am
bashworth
bashworth
30 May 2016

Joining the queue -first home buyer - help to decide

Joining the queue -first home buyer - help to decide

When I set off on the property journey 40 years ago. The idea was to get something I could afford. . . in our case a 2 bedroom townhouse. I did get round to building the…

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bashworth
May 30, 2016 6:33 pm
bashworth
Quirmeball1280
Quirmeball1280
29 May 2016

Austral Urban One - Pepper

Austral Urban One - Pepper

Hello, we are thinking of using this brick with off white mortar. Does anyone have a preference for ironed vs flush mortar finish? I think ironed is the more traditional…

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Quirmeball1280
May 29, 2016 11:07 pm
Quirmeball1280
Vcm_9
Vcm_9
29 May 2016

Melbourne - South East - Rough Cost ideas of Custom Build

Melbourne - South East - Rough Cost ideas of Custom Build
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Hi, we are in the same process of bayside Melbourne. We've done the research on custom builders and actuall had engaged l37 until the contract stage. We disengaged their…

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Vcm_9
May 29, 2016 10:59 pm
Vcm_9
VRKST
VRKST
29 May 2016

Kitchen Renovation variations & home warranty certificate qu

Kitchen Renovation variations & home warranty certificate qu

a core hole through the floor from my kitchen to the car park for drainage.

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VRKST
May 29, 2016 11:19 am
6banga
6banga
28 May 2016

Weep holes chunked with mortar

Weep holes chunked with mortar

Nope come on your kidding aren't you that could take 10 minutes of their time and cost me $100,000K in the long run........ Im sure the brickie that did my house live…

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6banga
May 28, 2016 8:04 pm
Nickaylee01
Nickaylee01
25 May 2016

Redink luxury

Redink luxury

He's the Senior Sales & Design Consultant

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Nickaylee01
May 25, 2016 11:08 pm
Variegated
Variegated
25 May 2016

Community title scheme

Community title scheme

Not sure why you are expecting there to be any discount for a community title property? My land is semi rural and community title, and houses in the suburb sold recently…

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Variegated
May 25, 2016 7:29 pm
Variegated
building-expert
building-expert
25 May 2016

How Do I know if the concreting is done right?--PM

How Do I know if the concreting is done right?--PM

I agree You have just posted a very convincing argument for owners to get their own independent inspector for stage inspections. Someone that calls it what it is without…

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building-expert
May 25, 2016 3:07 pm
building-expert
Gems23
Gems23
25 May 2016

Henley Allegra Q1

Henley Allegra Q1

We are building in Mernda, Sahara q3. Overall the build with Henley has been a positive experience. Site supervisors only meet you after the crucial stages unless you ask…

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Gems23
May 25, 2016 12:19 pm
ajs102
ajs102
24 May 2016

Electrical Contractor - extent of work

Electrical Contractor - extent of work

I'm interested to find out where, as far as supplying power to a home, the work of a Level 2 LSP electrician and a normal electrical contractor start and finish. Can the…

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ajs102
May 24, 2016 8:27 pm

Well you got a 50/50 chance of being right! Yes use one of these, thye are very helpful

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qebtel
May 23, 2016 4:24 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 May 2016

Builder not paying supplier, supplier taking back stuff??

Builder not paying supplier, supplier taking back stuff??

That is outside of my area of expertise sorry but I am sure that a knowledgeable person will answer this for you.

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SaveH2O
May 23, 2016 2:17 pm
SaveH2O
jsmi
jsmi
23 May 2016

Construction by Design

Construction by Design

Just in chatting with them they seem to be a true design & construct company with in-house designer and builder. Pretty good value for custom build, $1.5-$2k psqm at the…

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jsmi
May 23, 2016 1:52 pm
jsmi
Gunna
Gunna
23 May 2016

Supply own appliances for new build - insurance?

Supply own appliances for new build - insurance?

I bought this up with our builder - Coral when we were building. They do not cover any owner supplied fixtures or appliances. Also you cannot get insurance for these good…

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Gunna
May 23, 2016 10:12 am
Althom
Althom
22 May 2016

Shared Boundary Wall Damage

Shared Boundary Wall Damage

I'd be very surprised if your wall wasn't at least the width of a colourbond fence post (~50mm) inside your boundary. As for your neighbour saying they can do what they…

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Althom
May 22, 2016 4:20 pm
Althom
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 May 2016

HIGH Electrical usage

HIGH Electrical usage

I think that nigel01 is on the money. There was a thread on Whirlpool a couple of years ago that was about the same problem and I am sure that the cause was also tracked…

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SaveH2O
May 22, 2016 1:46 pm
SaveH2O
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Brick Workmanship.

Brick Workmanship.

No it's not efflorescence and it'll only make it worse if they are washed with hydrochloric again. It's calcium staining otherwise know as white staining. …

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 9:04 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Chipped brick on front of house.

Chipped brick on front of house.

Get the bricklayer to use an arbortech saw, cut out the brick and re brick it ASAP with the same sand using the same mortar mix ASAP. Otherwise tell the builder that…

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 7:24 pm
Charley
Charley
21 May 2016

Boral bricks

Boral bricks

Victoria they're still Boral My 2016 build viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
May 21, 2016 7:14 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

building with victorian home choice/multi developers pty ltd

building with victorian home choice/multi developers pty ltd

Victorian Homes Choice is the house and land package "seller" the registered "building" part of the business is Multi Developers.

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 7:11 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Walls cracking advice, Adelaide eastern suburbs

Walls cracking advice, Adelaide eastern suburbs

Generally the opposite is true. Mortar high in lime naturally re-hydrates sealing cracks in mortar. As its a 100 year old sandstone building it was probably made with a…

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 6:57 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Charcoal/black coloured brickwork not in std inclusion??

Charcoal/black coloured brickwork not in std inclusion??

Clay varies from state to state. Generally Victoria and South Australia and most of NSW have a similar red/pink clay as standard. Cream clays with high iron content come…

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 6:24 pm
TomCat
TomCat
21 May 2016

Anyone with glazed bricks?

Anyone with glazed bricks?

Blue Steel Flash is my favourite. I love glazed bricks. I think of all the lovely Sydney inner western suburbs homes where I used to live that had verandas and front walls…

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TomCat
May 21, 2016 4:45 pm
TomCat
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
21 May 2016

Exposure Grade Bricks ?

Exposure Grade Bricks ?

Your information is incorrect. I'm assuming your brickies are laying an AS3700 M4 mortar mix. An ironed or rolled joint is a finished joint with the mortar fines brought…

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abrickspecialist
May 21, 2016 2:21 pm
Sydney-build
Sydney-build
21 May 2016

Searching for certifier in Sydney's Hills District

Searching for certifier in Sydney's Hills District

Try them. They have an office in Norwest/Baulkham Hills and do a lot of certifications for Clarendon Homes and other project builders ...

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Sydney-build
May 21, 2016 11:10 am
Sydney-build
qebtel
qebtel
18 May 2016

Trying to find a professional to re-polish floorboards

Trying to find a professional to re-polish floorboards

Floor Sanders, Yellow pages. All floor sanders do polishing as well.

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qebtel
May 18, 2016 4:55 pm
qebtel
qebtel
18 May 2016

Replacing or repairing roof truss?

Replacing or repairing roof truss?

Ha thats nothing. As per the above 2 replies, a simple splint or cleat will fix that.

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qebtel
May 18, 2016 4:53 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 May 2016

Defective Roof Tiles

Defective Roof Tiles

1) Upload your photos to an image hosting site like Photobucket. 2) Click on your photo that you want to post here. 3) Locate the IMG tag under "Share Links" on the right…

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Stewie D
May 17, 2016 3:31 pm
Josh74
Josh74
15 May 2016

Metricon - Building process and timelines?

Metricon - Building process and timelines?

Hi everyone I am looking at buildings in Wollonging, NSW and looking at Metricon as an option? Has anyone build with them recently and would anyone recommend them, Thanks

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Josh74
May 15, 2016 6:18 pm
mack042
mack042
14 May 2016

Certificate of Practical Completion issued too early

Certificate of Practical Completion issued too early

Floor coverings other than in wet areas are not part of practical completion unless regs have changed.

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mack042
May 14, 2016 7:29 pm
miscbunch
miscbunch
13 May 2016

Demolition feedback

Demolition feedback

Hi all. I am planning to knockdown and rebuild my property. Our builder does not have any referrals to a recommended demolition. I will be rebuilding in the Wantirna…

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miscbunch
May 13, 2016 3:08 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 May 2016

Emer-Clad

Emer-Clad

We did a big reno to a bingo hall in the Inner West about twenty five years ago that had a corrugated asbestos roof on it. There were a few cracks and the owners were…

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Stewie D
May 13, 2016 8:39 am
Frye
Frye
11 May 2016

Halfway mark?

Halfway mark?

I'd say half way would be just past lock up. Probably locked up and plastered as the fixing stage and completion seem to drag on. Your build seems a long way behind and…

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Frye
May 11, 2016 6:05 am
Joker
Joker
10 May 2016

Alarm Keypad - where did you place it?

Alarm Keypad - where did you place it?

Entrance u mostly use, if only one, we have three for all entrances,I prefer smallest time delay so crooks have less time also.

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Joker
May 10, 2016 6:26 pm
tempura
tempura
10 May 2016

Data wiring warranty - Metricon

Data wiring warranty - Metricon

No go. Vaccaro group say 1 year warranty.

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tempura
May 10, 2016 4:39 pm
tempura
simnatped
simnatped
10 May 2016

Depreciation Schedule

Depreciation Schedule

I've also used BMT and was happy with the service.

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simnatped
May 10, 2016 11:11 am
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
10 May 2016

Rubbish on vacant land

Rubbish on vacant land
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Mine croaked it recently, My Acorn camera is also not long for this world. After more that 3 years out in the weather and sun the case is…

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Beetaloo
May 10, 2016 10:23 am
Beetaloo


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