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kek
kek
30 March 2010

Cost of House

Cost of House

Costs will vary a lot between states - and if you're in a regional area, you'll find they're different to capital cities too. Your slope and the step down will add to the…

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kek
Mar 30, 2010 6:31 pm
kek
FELIXX
FELIXX
31 March 2010

List of what to look for at PCI

List of what to look for at PCI

The second one was the list i was looking for. But I'll take a little from each list. Thank you :D

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FELIXX
Mar 31, 2010 5:21 am
Helloween
Helloween
31 March 2010

Please explain - could this be possible

Please explain - could this be possible

I have that too... My lock-up is supposed to be at 60% but they have also sent me the bill for fixing which is at 85%. How could they state that they are that far ahead,…

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Helloween
Mar 31, 2010 1:40 pm
Helloween
celica
celica
1 April 2010

Waterproofing a parapet wall on the Neighbours side

Waterproofing a parapet wall on the Neighbours side

We had this problem although from the opposite side. The neighbours complained of a damp look and smell in their garage. Their floor was about 2 under our soil level…

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celica
Apr 01, 2010 8:15 am
Notsubtle
Notsubtle
1 April 2010

Can I paint skirtings white?

Can I paint skirtings white?

Thanks sleven.....if your Aunt has done lots of renos and done the same...it must be common practise. Feel better about it now. :)

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Notsubtle
Apr 01, 2010 10:52 am
Belial
Belial
1 April 2010

Costs at Settlement of Land - Urgent Help Required!!!

Costs at Settlement of Land - Urgent Help Required!!!

Know what you mean mate out the value being not shown, our conveyencer recommended we have up to around $1500 spare cash allocated as it shouldnt be more than that for the…

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Belial
Apr 01, 2010 12:03 pm
Belial
mattwalker
mattwalker
1 April 2010

25% off all stock - www.selbyacoustics.com.au

25% off all stock - www.selbyacoustics.com.au

Happy Easter! Easter is upon us and to celebrate we are helping you save! (more money for Chocolate Easter Eggs) Whats the deal? 25% OFF our…

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mattwalker
Apr 01, 2010 3:59 pm
mattwalker
dreamz
dreamz
1 April 2010

News Articles of Interest

News Articles of Interest

No not any thing specific i guess more in relation to Housing in australia that anyone feels that is worth sharing :-)

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dreamz
Apr 01, 2010 5:00 pm
borepig
borepig
1 April 2010

Front Fence - Where to start? Where to get a quote

Front Fence - Where to start? Where to get a quote

not so much different - our width is a shade under 16m. i did say the design was different at the start. never mind, was only trying to help.…

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borepig
Apr 01, 2010 8:04 pm
Rowena
Rowena
2 April 2010

Have a happy and safe Easter

Have a happy and safe Easter

Ditto. have a great weekend, stay safe and drive like a nanna!

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Rowena
Apr 02, 2010 10:24 am
Rowena
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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 02, 2010 12:19 pm
The Garden Whisperer
TDS
TDS
2 April 2010

Cleaner - North East Melb

Cleaner - North East Melb

Hi Riss, We have checked with the 2 ppl that we know, unfortunately both are not taking on any more work, Sorry. If it changes we will let you know. :(

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TDS
Apr 02, 2010 1:45 pm
naddis01
naddis01
2 April 2010

Quick question Re Stormwater and pipe size

Quick question Re Stormwater and pipe size

Well I will probably give it a go. Ha ha. Nothing has drained properly for a while so it won't be much different. Ha ha. Does anyone know the maximum flow rate for a 60mm…

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naddis01
Apr 02, 2010 7:19 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
3 April 2010

What attracted you to buying Land at Rouse Hill/ Ponds/ SR

What attracted you to buying Land at Rouse Hill/ Ponds/ SR

We're golfers - only 1 estate in Sydney where you can buy on the golf course :)

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stonecutter1309
Apr 03, 2010 6:43 am
stonecutter1309
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Booque
Apr 03, 2010 6:20 pm
Booque
Pugs
Pugs
4 April 2010

telstra velocity

telstra velocity

hi can i suggest you start reading here http://www.telstra.com.au/smartcommunity/ then come back and ask any questions that arn't covered by the web site...

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Pugs
Apr 04, 2010 6:49 am
Pugs
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gpierce
Apr 04, 2010 8:47 am
deletedpenguin
deletedpenguin
4 April 2010

Men entering a Tile Shop

Men entering a Tile Shop

Hahaha, thanks for the laugh. :)

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deletedpenguin
Apr 04, 2010 5:32 pm
deletedpenguin
zeke
zeke
4 April 2010

A hole in the stormwater pipe

A hole in the stormwater pipe

Thanks vvs. I couldn't find them as I tried every spelling version of "plumbqwik" except the right one. :? Looks like a lifesaver - must get a couple of 90mm ones on…

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zeke
Apr 04, 2010 9:23 pm
zeke
conchi
conchi
5 April 2010

How much do you think this will cost? putting up a wall in

How much do you think this will cost? putting up a wall in

I just made an offer on this house (offer was accepted). We would really like to put up two walls to replace the banisters as they look so out of place. I was looking to…

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conchi
Apr 05, 2010 8:13 am
DKB17
DKB17
5 April 2010

Non complying building surveyors

Non complying building surveyors

Thanks all, the offending window is located in Victoria and compromises Building reg 2006 section 419 sub section seven. I've had the Building Commission and the local…

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DKB17
Apr 05, 2010 5:03 pm
bobes
bobes
6 April 2010

PD Rewards???

PD Rewards???

Hey kek how do you prove your a PD customer we havent started to build yet but it mentions to show your PD card i think and we have not recieved anything of that sort . Cheers

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bobes
Apr 06, 2010 7:47 am
fredstar
fredstar
6 April 2010

scrap timber for boxing up a concrete slab

scrap timber for boxing up a concrete slab

Thanks for the replies. I did venture to the demolition yard across the road from mega mart. The gates were open but there was no one around. So I went for a drive around…

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fredstar
Apr 06, 2010 8:20 am
m&n
m&n
6 April 2010

Furniture Shops in Melbourne

Furniture Shops in Melbourne

Just yesterday we went to FocusOn furniture at the Northland homemaker centre. We found a bed suite there that is sold at another larger company also. Exactly the same…

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m&n
Apr 06, 2010 2:02 pm
take2
take2
6 April 2010

Counting Contract Days to finish date

Counting Contract Days to finish date

Thought this might help some. Have been looking for this site again for a while, that counts forward to the date of completion. Just put in your start date then the…

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take2
Apr 06, 2010 8:14 pm
take2
mishb
mishb
6 April 2010

painters

painters

Try these sites, you post your job and painters contact you. I've had great success using these sites for renovating jobs (including painting the outside of my house):

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mishb
Apr 06, 2010 9:15 pm
candice.novak
candice.novak
7 April 2010

Order of renovation?

Order of renovation?

Hi we are about to undertake a renovation which incldes taking out 2 walls between kitchen and living and smaller one separating dining install new kitchen and family…

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candice.novak
Apr 07, 2010 7:27 am
Helyn
Helyn
7 April 2010

leather VS fabric

leather VS fabric

I like fabric lounges and Ive had them with kids - trick is not to let kids eat or drink on them - we had a strict policy that lounge room was not for such things and that…

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Helyn
Apr 07, 2010 8:28 am
Helyn
kid81
kid81
7 April 2010

Solar hot water system - tank on roof versus tank on ground

Solar hot water system - tank on roof versus tank on ground

The biggest issue is maintenance. If something does go wrong, it is a hell of a lot cheaper to have someone on the ground fix it than someone on the roof fix it. The cost…

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kid81
Apr 07, 2010 8:40 am
Rebecca1983
Rebecca1983
7 April 2010

Anyone have to pay a bond to their developer?

Anyone have to pay a bond to their developer?

We have a similiar thing in Central Lakes (North Brisbane), $2000 landscaping rebate to use to on landscaping the front of our house once it is built.

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Rebecca1983
Apr 07, 2010 3:24 pm
parawolf
parawolf
7 April 2010

Finally - a framework graphic of our house

Finally - a framework graphic of our house
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Long time no post.... finally finished an 'acceptable' design to us, and we are going to talk to a designer tomorrow night. Here is what we finally came up with... 3…

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parawolf
Apr 07, 2010 5:11 pm
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
7 April 2010

Savings for those little extras - savings account

Savings for those little extras - savings account

Presumably your home loan is interest-only whilst you are building? If so, often the best way to save money is to keep all funds in your offset account. Why? Because your…

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jimmalenko
Apr 07, 2010 10:37 pm
helpme
helpme
7 April 2010

seeking answers... so many questions....

seeking answers... so many questions....

a few quotes starting to trickle in... getting more tradies out slowly, slowly... obviously the way to 'handle' them is to take control and call the shots, have an IDEA…

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helpme
Apr 07, 2010 11:24 pm
helpme
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
8 April 2010

MOVING A HOUSE

MOVING A HOUSE

Ive seen houses jacked up for a lower storey and Ive seen large houses moved to another location on TV, which still involves jacking up and sliding a truck underneath.…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 08, 2010 2:33 am
jonandgab
jonandgab
8 April 2010

Tempory free standing intenal wall

Tempory free standing intenal wall

Thanks this is a good idea, but the "room" is for a newborn and is in our dinning room so needs to be a little more sound proof than a curtain. Thanks for the idea…

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jonandgab
Apr 08, 2010 2:55 pm
jacksamau
jacksamau
9 April 2010

Land with planning and building permit

Land with planning and building permit

the town planning application may have included a "proposed dwelling" with some details . Not full working drawings but nonetheless a footprint , elevations etc. If it did…

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jacksamau
Apr 09, 2010 3:10 am
just Erin
just Erin
9 April 2010

How do u find heidelberg west?

How do u find heidelberg west?
1, 2, 3

:lol: :lol: :lol: although the Mall is still the…

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just Erin
Apr 09, 2010 7:28 am
mb@147a
mb@147a
9 April 2010

Rendering VS Bricks when Building a new home???

Rendering VS Bricks when Building a new home???
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We're going full brick. We may render later but will live in the house for a bit and see how we like it. We chose an included brick and upgraded our roof tile instead so…

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mb@147a
Apr 09, 2010 8:02 am
mb@147a
mb@147a
9 April 2010

5 years of hell with builder - where to next

5 years of hell with builder - where to next

I would seek further legal advice, that is just not correct. Get your own building report detailing all damages, get an arborist report on the property and surrounding…

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mb@147a
Apr 09, 2010 8:23 am
mb@147a
mb@147a
9 April 2010

Why do people sell so soon...

Why do people sell so soon...

We did it for the $$$. Built in a nice suburb we could afford land in, 18 months later prices had shot up so we sold and bought in the area we want raise our family, where…

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mb@147a
Apr 09, 2010 8:37 am
RoadkillNZ
RoadkillNZ
9 April 2010

Moving house and changing primary schools? Or not....

Moving house and changing primary schools? Or not....

As our house started building near the end of last year we moved our 2 boys to a school by the new house (25 min drive from current house) so they had a chance to make…

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RoadkillNZ
Apr 09, 2010 9:40 am
evie
evie
9 April 2010

Colours to use with grey

Colours to use with grey

feature walls - don't do it! i reckon it is best to choose feature wall colour once you move in all your furniture and hang pictures. stick with 'boring' - better in…

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evie
Apr 09, 2010 10:42 am
Homelessone
Homelessone
9 April 2010

Concrete - level against house

Concrete - level against house

Actually, I think it was more like 7.5cm below the damp proof course. So I'm not sure what the end reult would be, but it might endup more than 7.5cm Lex, a few cm won't…

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Homelessone
Apr 09, 2010 2:16 pm
conchi
conchi
9 April 2010

How much do you think this will cost? putting up a wall in

How much do you think this will cost? putting up a wall in

Thanks saxien! Your advice has been superb! The squaring off idea of the archway is brilliant. It really would update the house brilliantly along with putting up the…

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conchi
Apr 09, 2010 2:42 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
9 April 2010

UGH! Nail polish in wool carpet!

UGH! Nail polish in wool carpet!

Oh dearie me, ok then!! Thank you! I haven't actually done anything. We were just gonna leave it till we had the carpet cleaned professionally... Col, eh? Hmm.

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grace_slick
Apr 09, 2010 9:01 pm
grace_slick


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