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lizzy stardust
lizzy stardust
13 April 2010

Is single brick or double brick best ?

Is single brick or double brick best ?

If we had the option with our builder, and the finances, we would definitely have gone with double brick. My parents have a double brick home in which they've lived for…

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lizzy stardust
Apr 13, 2010 11:53 am
lizzy stardust
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
13 April 2010

Is it worth bulldosing and building or getting a new package

Is it worth bulldosing and building or getting a new package

hmmm tough one, I guess it depends on your area and property values. If your current house is still in good condition I would probably say go in search for a big block and…

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nathanbudde
Apr 13, 2010 5:18 pm
nathanbudde
MKR
MKR
13 April 2010

Facade-what were your thoughts?

Facade-what were your thoughts?
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Our facade wasn't rendered correctly - so my first thoughts weren't happy ones. You can read more on it here if you would…

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MKR
Apr 13, 2010 5:54 pm
MKR
Chevi
Chevi
14 April 2010

home renovations

home renovations

Hi, I hope someone can help me with keeping slate tiles in a shower recess looking good. I have sealed them many times and they always go white fairly quickly. thanks Chevi

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Chevi
Apr 14, 2010 11:45 am
candice.novak
candice.novak
14 April 2010

First time renovator desperate for advice and ideas

First time renovator desperate for advice and ideas

thank you very much in panic mode now as only have 5 weeks to plan and design renos settlement extension is now not an option! Candi

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candice.novak
Apr 14, 2010 8:24 pm
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Bam
Apr 14, 2010 9:22 pm
Bam
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
14 April 2010

Possible to add gables on after roof is built?

Possible to add gables on after roof is built?

The roof was already on by the time I had my gable brainwave :lol: I've had one quote returned to me, and they mentioned it would be prohibitively expensive (in the region of…

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Vundaful!
Apr 14, 2010 10:41 pm
Vundaful!
khpatoary
khpatoary
14 April 2010

Does anyone know what the maximum span a beam can be?

Does anyone know what the maximum span a beam can be?

Steel beam can span 20/30 m depending on the section size. As a rule of thumb the depth of beam should be 1/20th of the span based on deflection limit. That means if you…

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khpatoary
Apr 14, 2010 10:56 pm
anatak
anatak
15 April 2010

Widespan shed home

Widespan shed home

I have a lot of Questions but the main one is are the worth it i would also like to see one finished i live just out of Horsham vic and i dont know of any around here i…

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anatak
Apr 15, 2010 1:34 pm
C&D
C&D
15 April 2010

Plastering whole house costs?

Plastering whole house costs?

Our setting (filling in holes, cornices etc) cost around $7K. That is for a 27square house. My husband used to be a plasterer and so hung all the gyprock himself, but he…

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C&D
Apr 15, 2010 3:55 pm
natbut
natbut
15 April 2010

Moving Letterboxes

Moving Letterboxes

Who would I speak to about moving letterboxes? Australia Post, Council? Basically, I live in a block of 24 townhouses with communal letterboxes, but we each have an…

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natbut
Apr 15, 2010 6:20 pm
sarahq
sarahq
15 April 2010

So... when are you going to the expo?

So... when are you going to the expo?
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Smart idea about parking at Crown! Will keep it in mind for next time Silly pregnant people not wanting to stay at home :lol: Did you see Lufaflex or…

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sarahq
Apr 15, 2010 7:58 pm
sarahq
Mango
Mango
15 April 2010

Selby Acoustics - HDMI - New products with a *free giveaway*

Selby Acoustics - HDMI - New products with a *free giveaway*
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Thanks a heaps for the cord Matt. Just picked it up from the PO box. Its great to win stuff!

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Mango
Apr 15, 2010 10:07 pm
indigo9
indigo9
15 April 2010

Recommendation for Draftsman - Melbourne inner east?

Recommendation for Draftsman - Melbourne inner east?

Hi We would like to do a bathroom/laundry extension as well as a deck and verandah - we have a pretty good idea of what we're after, so planning to go with a draftsperson…

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indigo9
Apr 15, 2010 10:32 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
15 April 2010

(almost) Free electric hot water units for NSW

(almost) Free electric hot water units for NSW
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This is mainly related to the amount of hot water used in the household and the…

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dymonite69
Apr 15, 2010 11:56 pm
dymonite69
Living the dream
Living the dream
16 April 2010

Paved instead of a concrete slab???

Paved instead of a concrete slab???

Why don't you get some quotes to fix it & use it as leverage off the purchase price? I would look at worse case senario. I would really need to love the…

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Living the dream
Apr 16, 2010 8:46 pm
katherineandadrian
katherineandadrian
16 April 2010

Better H & G- Are you Australia's hottest home renovator?

Better H & G- Are you Australia's hottest home renovator?

Have just seen this on telly, it might help someone out.... Better Homes and Gardens is looking for home renovators. We’re…

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katherineandadrian
Apr 16, 2010 9:01 pm
AaA1
AaA1
17 April 2010

IT Gurus - Apple iPad!!

IT Gurus - Apple iPad!!
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The only reason I would get an ipad... oh and a cat... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9NP-AeK ... r_embedded

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AaA1
Apr 17, 2010 12:03 am
kexkez
kexkez
17 April 2010

Antique Wood / New Wood Furniture Shops in Perth

Antique Wood / New Wood Furniture Shops in Perth

Ross's are doing a Gascoynes auction in the next few days. Our leather suit in the lounge is from there. Nice quality

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kexkez
Apr 17, 2010 12:49 pm
kexkez
noway
noway
12 October 2011

Lap pool, slab reinforcement, I'm an idiot....

Lap pool, slab reinforcement, I'm an idiot....
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Do your research, question the contract and the quote and then ensure you don't make the worst possible mistake. Under NO circumstances of any king, even if they offer to…

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noway
Oct 12, 2011 7:06 pm
freebo
freebo
18 April 2010

Draftsman - inner west sydney can anyone recommend

Draftsman - inner west sydney can anyone recommend

Hi, We are looking for a Draftsman who works in the inner west in Sydney and deals with Leichhardt Council. We have looked at using an architect but since we know what…

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freebo
Apr 18, 2010 1:26 pm
barkly
barkly
18 April 2010

Questions Before Handover

Questions Before Handover

Yes get them to fix them all. The gaps you suggest be filled with silicone to prevent water entry are virtually a no cost item. The tile gap - can that be filled with the…

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barkly
Apr 18, 2010 2:09 pm
maw
maw
18 April 2010

Anyone have any feedback on Vista Blinds?

Anyone have any feedback on Vista Blinds?

I used them some years ago and they were good.

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maw
Apr 18, 2010 3:31 pm
candice.novak
candice.novak
18 April 2010

Show me photos of your walk in robe??

Show me photos of your walk in robe??
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Thank you Kek and Miss vintage did I mention today how much I love this site? Candi

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candice.novak
Apr 18, 2010 6:33 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
18 April 2010

Turn-around in front garden

Turn-around in front garden

I saw on a TV show a car turning pad - a big metal disk weighted so that you just spin the car 180-degrees. Very nifty, you get to keep most of your front yard, and you…

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Cabinfever
Apr 18, 2010 8:30 pm
Cabinfever
Redman
Redman
19 April 2010

sea level in Victoria

sea level in Victoria
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and that is climate change in a nutshell.. all just media…

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Redman
Apr 19, 2010 2:28 am
Redman
room4acubby
room4acubby
19 April 2010

quick question on studs/joists - structural or non structura

quick question on studs/joists - structural or non structura

I think there are some crossed messages regarding insulation here. You do not necessarily to insulate the garage as this room is not considered habitable, the air mass in…

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room4acubby
Apr 19, 2010 8:27 am
room4acubby
sleven
sleven
19 April 2010

Dulux Hogs Bristle - does it look greyish?

Dulux Hogs Bristle - does it look greyish?

Wait until you get in and do tests on different walls in different rooms... different paint colours will look different in other peoples houses at different times of the…

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sleven
Apr 19, 2010 9:49 am
sleven
Jacki
Jacki
19 April 2010

Demolis, Subdivide and rebuild

Demolis, Subdivide and rebuild

Hi There. We are in Vic, and are doing subdivision and plans and then selling, for four units it is costing us $25,000, using a consultant. A few people we have spoken…

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Jacki
Apr 19, 2010 11:03 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
19 April 2010

Water leaking into carpet

Water leaking into carpet

Have a look under the kitchen sink to see if any exposed pipework is leaking. If its in the wall contact your builder ASAP

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 19, 2010 11:44 am
Possumchops
Possumchops
19 April 2010

Need help finding timber screen

Need help finding timber screen

Being responsible and doing research at work... :oops: I found one image for more of an idea of what I'm after, but this is all I have managed to find. Hopefully link will…

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Possumchops
Apr 19, 2010 1:33 pm
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nathanbudde
Apr 19, 2010 1:50 pm
nathanbudde
Perth Builder
Perth Builder
19 April 2010

What is Base infill?

What is Base infill?

Must be a reference to the site works, fill / level or soil stabilisation ?

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Perth Builder
Apr 19, 2010 3:54 pm
Perth Builder
Perth Builder
19 April 2010

2 toning a brick wall

2 toning a brick wall

Considered bull nosed limestone ? looks classy

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Perth Builder
Apr 19, 2010 4:46 pm
Perth Builder
Perth Builder
19 April 2010

When will be a good time to build or buy - NOW OR WAIT?

When will be a good time to build or buy - NOW OR WAIT?
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NOW!! The Housing Industry Association, Australia’s largest building industry organisation, today released its inaugural Housing to 2020 report. The report finds that if…

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Perth Builder
Apr 19, 2010 4:51 pm
Perth Builder
Perth Builder
19 April 2010

converting garage to liveable room - anyone done it?

converting garage to liveable room - anyone done it?

Beware the council can check on the usage at any time and the ceiling height is illegal. Also the concrete floor will need to have a waterproof membrane under to comply…

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Perth Builder
Apr 19, 2010 4:58 pm
Perth Builder
Perth Builder
19 April 2010

Can permits only be submitted by a draftman/architect?

Can permits only be submitted by a draftman/architect?

Submission for planinig approval is obtained by anyone. The submission for the building licence is by the person acting as the builder, whoever holds the licence caries…

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Perth Builder
Apr 19, 2010 5:17 pm
zeke
zeke
19 April 2010

When things go bad.

When things go bad.

Yep, our first house was built 30 years ago on a block of land that had a similar-looking construction that had been abandoned for many, many years. We incorporated it…

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zeke
Apr 19, 2010 7:49 pm
zeke
msbyrne
msbyrne
20 April 2010

what does soil testing tell you??

what does soil testing tell you??

thanks for your feedback makes alot of sense now ::lol::

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msbyrne
Apr 20, 2010 7:55 pm
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danana
Aug 30, 2010 12:11 pm
kexkez
kexkez
19 January 2011

Château TDL: The Backyard Chapter...Nov 09 Update

Château TDL: The Backyard Chapter...Nov 09 Update
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i was just comparing the shots around your "dry creek bed" from this page Oct 2010 with the shots of the garden on page 2 of your thread. from 2009. Wow talk about so…

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kexkez
Jan 19, 2011 8:42 am
kexkez
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Perth Builder
Apr 21, 2010 2:14 am
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
21 April 2010

Smart Community-Telstra Velocity- Do we have in our area?

Smart Community-Telstra Velocity- Do we have in our area?

I just found out that Telstra won't even give us ADSL 2 in my estate (20 min from Perth CBD), what a crock that they aren't providing new…

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Fiffaro
Apr 21, 2010 3:22 am
jimnsal
jimnsal
21 April 2010

confuse about companies the provides leads

confuse about companies the provides leads

Hi Jaxon, I have no idea about the commission or fee structures, but as a user of Service Central, I've found suitable tradies in my local area through them and have stuck…

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jimnsal
Apr 21, 2010 10:32 am
jimnsal
munter
munter
21 April 2010

Electricity Bill NSW

Electricity Bill NSW
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These consumption numbers are incredible. My family and I (3 people all up) live in a 1940's built double brick home with no particularly special energy saving features…

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munter
Apr 21, 2010 1:03 pm
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
21 April 2010

Replace roller door. Help please

Replace roller door. Help please

I have a roller door identical to this one I need to…

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dirkadirk
Apr 21, 2010 2:32 pm
jxh
jxh
21 April 2010

Hidden Costs

Hidden Costs

A hidden cost that I have not seen mentioned often is the cost of delay. If the builder wants to stay in business they will pass on increases due to inflation: so you can…

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jxh
Apr 21, 2010 10:32 pm


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