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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?
1, 2, 3

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
Gone Ducky
Gone Ducky
29 April 2010

Shelf-Life of Paint

Shelf-Life of Paint

Ok so I'm not a painter but I have used paint that is a couple of years old with no problems. As long as you store it correctly and give it a real good stir. It sounds…

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Gone Ducky
Apr 29, 2010 1:23 am
homeone
homeone
29 April 2010

Scott Park Homes Announcement

Scott Park Homes Announcement

Dear Members, Please find below an announcement by Scott Park Homes: As a reputable builder we welcome comments being posted by our clients to discuss…

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homeone
Apr 29, 2010 1:32 am
homeone
andy_min
andy_min
29 April 2010

Foundation Class at The Ponds, NSW

Foundation Class at The Ponds, NSW

I am not an engineer by any means but when you think about how the piers are being done at the moment I am not sure how much they would really help. I have yet to see…

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andy_min
Apr 29, 2010 12:29 pm
andy_min
Mrs P
Mrs P
29 April 2010

Good size living room??

Good size living room??

Our plan is currently 25sqm and probably more than enough space, my current living room is about 20sqm and is a good size.

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Mrs P
Apr 29, 2010 7:12 pm
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
29 April 2010

Size of Games Room

Size of Games Room

A "pub" pool table is 6 foot x 3 foot, and you'll want enough room around the perimeter to swing a 4 foot 10 inch (standard) pool cue - 5 foot each side is preferable. So…

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jimmalenko
Apr 29, 2010 7:39 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
29 April 2010

Converting double garage into living areas

Converting double garage into living areas

Unless things have changed, they usually didnt put a waterproof membrane (plastic) under the garage floor when the house was built, therefor in most cases you had to…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 29, 2010 9:46 pm
Jneedhelp
Jneedhelp
29 April 2010

need your advice - building new unit at back yard

need your advice - building new unit at back yard

HI ED Thanks for the respond here, I have read through the article, very informative but also seem complicated. cheers

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Jneedhelp
Apr 29, 2010 10:58 pm
kek
kek
30 April 2010

Brivis Network Controller Vs Programmable Controller

Brivis Network Controller Vs Programmable Controller

Hey, where did my post go? :? We have the Networker, paid $200 to upgrade when we built. We didn't add zoning, but I believe it's possible to add on later? :th: Our reasons…

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kek
Apr 30, 2010 7:01 am
kek
otessa
otessa
30 April 2010

Cladding

Cladding

Thanks, that's been very helpful. What is your opinion on other wall cladding types such as corrugated iron/colorbond, and rendered surfaces such as cement sheeting,…

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otessa
Apr 30, 2010 8:08 am
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
30 April 2010

Electrical Specs - How many power points?

Electrical Specs - How many power points?

g'day In a domestic situation, the amount of gpo's you can have on a circuit is unlimited ( as stated in as/nzs 3000 regulations )...BUT you wouldnt wire it like this.…

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cenemelectrical
Apr 30, 2010 10:40 am
kyton
kyton
30 April 2010

Glass splashbacks

Glass splashbacks

No we used spray cans - at least 3 coats.

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kyton
Apr 30, 2010 12:37 pm
kyton
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
30 April 2010

Insulation???

Insulation???

We're building with Dale A and get R3.0 as standard. I *think* most builders would have the same? Ask your consultant for a spec sheet for the standard inclusions.. quite…

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Oceanus2
Apr 30, 2010 1:34 pm
MKR
MKR
30 April 2010

Should we move our Water Tank?

Should we move our Water Tank?

Well there would be around 0.8m of space to go around it, I am hoping that should be enough as we are not planning on using that space for anything else. In our…

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MKR
Apr 30, 2010 3:23 pm
MKR
Jodie80
Jodie80
30 April 2010

Regency Screens for wardrobes

Regency Screens for wardrobes

Please ensure you have read the user Terms & Conditions for this forum.

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Jodie80
Apr 30, 2010 3:28 pm
Jodie80
zymurgy42
zymurgy42
30 April 2010

Adding room above garage

Adding room above garage

I'm in a similar position (that's why I'm browsing here). I'm in Casey (Vic) and since the garage is right on the boundary, I spoke with council. They seemed to think I…

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zymurgy42
Apr 30, 2010 4:12 pm
zymurgy42
Lex
Lex
30 April 2010

Custom and/or Mix'n'Match Kitchen Tables

Custom and/or Mix'n'Match Kitchen Tables

Mmmmm, not bad, and look at the nice size !! And it all comes with clearly written prices! Thanks DN!

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Lex
Apr 30, 2010 8:41 pm
Lex
Deemaree
Deemaree
30 April 2010

Will your house have a name?

Will your house have a name?
1, 2

I actually considered this name for a while-but it conjoured up…

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Deemaree
Apr 30, 2010 10:50 pm
Deemaree
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


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