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room4acubby
room4acubby
23 March 2010

Signed contract July09 & almost April 10 still no slab down?

Signed contract July09 & almost April 10 still no slab down?

We signed in October last year and the builder is almost going to start. I ended up writing letters to the builder asking them very specific questions relating to their…

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room4acubby
Mar 23, 2010 9:42 am
room4acubby
room4acubby
room4acubby
23 March 2010

A question about side setbacks and eaves

A question about side setbacks and eaves

The bulk builders try to use the overall planning requirements. I think for Victoria the standard side setback is 1.2m, however lots of councils have smaller side setback…

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room4acubby
Mar 23, 2010 10:03 am
room4acubby
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
23 March 2010

Concrete slab vs bearers/joists/footings

Concrete slab vs bearers/joists/footings

wordsalad - difficult to make a guess without detail of the design, but 80 sq mtrs would be around $12000. That is for conc, mesh, plastic, chairs, placement, but doesn't…

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onc_artisan
Mar 23, 2010 10:05 am
onc_artisan
Markus1984
Markus1984
23 March 2010

Solictor Trouble

Solictor Trouble

Hi guys.. i've finally cooled down from my rant last month.. and it's true we all make mistakes.. i guess i was just furious by the way i was informed - via email.. but…

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Markus1984
Mar 23, 2010 11:15 am
lisanne
lisanne
23 March 2010

Fencing allowance with neighbours H&L package

Fencing allowance with neighbours H&L package

you could always get in first and get the quotes and send it to them

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lisanne
Mar 23, 2010 12:07 pm
Cuttajar
Cuttajar
23 March 2010

Aluminium Handrail Suppliers

Aluminium Handrail Suppliers

Hi Guys, I am looking to install an aluminium handrail in our back yard (30 metres approx) I have found a few different DIY fitting suppliers and I am now wondering where…

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Cuttajar
Mar 23, 2010 12:07 pm
Chuq
Chuq
23 March 2010

Facing Direction of your House

Facing Direction of your House
1, 2

S - front of house - office, bedrooms 2 and 3. E - side of house - bed 4, ensuite - but NO WINDOWS! (neighbouring block is higher land than us - for privacy). N - back of…

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Chuq
Mar 23, 2010 12:58 pm
Chuq
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
23 March 2010

General questions re water tanks...

General questions re water tanks...

:shock: Don't know how that works... The last tank we put in(4 years ago) was 15,000gal and cost $4800, the plumbing was 5 x 6mtr lengths($12.50each) of 90mm SW pipe and 5 x 90…

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onc_artisan
Mar 23, 2010 9:33 pm
onc_artisan
grinder
grinder
23 March 2010

Possible to remove render without redoing the bricks?

Possible to remove render without redoing the bricks?

Wash away the render?! No I do not think you can unless something new that I do not kow is out there. You have just have to scrape it away and the sooner the better :shock:

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grinder
Mar 23, 2010 10:27 pm
grinder
perthhomelover
perthhomelover
24 March 2010

House Sizes

House Sizes

I currently live in a two bedroom unit which is 62sqm. I am building a 4 x 2 bedroom house 206sqm, on a 368sqm block. There is an alfresco and double garage. Not much…

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perthhomelover
Mar 24, 2010 12:35 am
kek
kek
24 March 2010

Trouble with slow progress payments * Update

Trouble with slow progress payments * Update

Thanks for the advice, let me tell you that they will be getting a visit first thing tomorrow morning & we will see how things progress from…

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kek
Mar 24, 2010 8:33 am
kek
worldofaltos
worldofaltos
24 March 2010

Dyson DC23 Vacuum cleaner?

Dyson DC23 Vacuum cleaner?
1, 2, 3

FYI - only applicable to DC05 motorhead "SYDNEY, March 24 AAP - Owners of Dyson vacuum cleaners are urged to check their machines…

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worldofaltos
Mar 24, 2010 2:03 pm
athomasd
athomasd
24 March 2010

Bathroom/Toilet/Laundt suggestions?

Bathroom/Toilet/Laundt suggestions?

Thanks for your feedback Ikon, i certainly do like the look of the cupboard you have designed to hide the washine machine and trough and its an idea im strongly…

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athomasd
Mar 24, 2010 6:27 pm
RoadkillNZ
RoadkillNZ
24 March 2010

Power outlet covers....

Power outlet covers....

That looks so cool, pity my kids are too old to need them now

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RoadkillNZ
Mar 24, 2010 7:46 pm
happynewbuilder2be
happynewbuilder2be
24 March 2010

parapet wall?

parapet wall?

Thank you so much for helping. Now i understand!! :D

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happynewbuilder2be
Mar 24, 2010 10:22 pm
happynewbuilder2be
happynewbuilder2be
24 March 2010

north facing windows - Dispensation

north facing windows - Dispensation

Thank you for your advice. We have decided that we are going to visit council and get some advice on our dispensation application. I think its a great idea getting their …

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happynewbuilder2be
Mar 24, 2010 10:27 pm
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tempura
Mar 24, 2010 10:55 pm
tempura
fairy blue
fairy blue
25 March 2010

Best plans/layout

Best plans/layout

Check out this thread. There are quite a few posted here. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=18167

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fairy blue
Mar 25, 2010 6:34 am
fairy blue
tempura
tempura
25 March 2010

Purchasing Land and Home Design (Guide for Idiots)

Purchasing Land and Home Design (Guide for Idiots)

Most builders arrange a colour selection appointment at some point - it may be before or after the contract is signed. If after, any upgrades would…

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tempura
Mar 25, 2010 6:36 am
tempura
Ghost
Ghost
25 March 2010

Cost of a false ceiling…. That can’t be right??

Cost of a false ceiling…. That can’t be right??

I am also looking at a false ceiling for a renovation and want to achieve acoustic isolation equal to or better than Rw 50. I believe I can do this by using resilient…

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Ghost
Mar 25, 2010 9:58 am
jec
jec
25 March 2010

3kw solar package

3kw solar package

Have been given a quote for a 3kw solar package which includes: 3.08kW Solon modules (14 x 220W) with Power One PVI-3600 inverter (Italian) and Schletter (German made)…

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jec
Mar 25, 2010 11:33 am
jbdave
jbdave
25 March 2010

Building a loft bed

Building a loft bed

I guess a beam on the wall, as well as on the other side of the bed would work. Another piece of timber could be fixed to the beam to support the slats (like in a normal…

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jbdave
Mar 25, 2010 1:20 pm
seeking solutions
seeking solutions
25 March 2010

Timber window frames

Timber window frames

With our timber windows there is no site painting at construction stage. Site painting has too much flaws and it is more labor intense than…

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seeking solutions
Mar 25, 2010 4:45 pm
seeking solutions
mikkyG
mikkyG
26 March 2010

new design ideas

new design ideas

Jayneylou, can point us to some sites where we can see some of this work?

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mikkyG
Mar 26, 2010 7:16 am
Southies
Southies
26 March 2010

How do you clean your Security Doors/Windows??

How do you clean your Security Doors/Windows??

Once you do get them clean, pass them over regularly with the vacuum. The secret is not to let the dust build up :wink:

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Southies
Mar 26, 2010 7:19 am
Southies
fruitty
fruitty
26 March 2010

Some Tradies do care!

Some Tradies do care!

I would but he is quiting end of the year to join the public service! Also the builder are well aware that he is doing a good job. They got him to do ours because we were…

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fruitty
Mar 26, 2010 1:11 pm
fruitty
Rowena
Rowena
26 March 2010

How to find out what next door is building?

How to find out what next door is building?

I rang the Whittlesea council and they gave me the details of the building surveyor/planner. I rang them to find out where the windows would be and how they would impact…

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Rowena
Mar 26, 2010 4:23 pm
Rowena
Christopher
Christopher
26 March 2010

Can anyone recomend a Building Certifier?

Can anyone recomend a Building Certifier?

I recommend Certis, they are very easy to deal with and are a private certifier. Regards, Christopher

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Christopher
Mar 26, 2010 6:35 pm
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
26 March 2010

How old is this house?

How old is this house?

Usually they're taller and narrower - I haven't seen this low, wide style on a house from this era before, but I don't think they look like…

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IkonInteriors
Mar 26, 2010 8:51 pm
IkonInteriors
sleven
sleven
26 March 2010

Has anyone done a blackboard paint wall for kids bedroom?

Has anyone done a blackboard paint wall for kids bedroom?

Awesome... I love this stuff... this is the whole reason I changed the flooring in our rumpus from carpet to laminate timbers... just so I can paint a wall in the…

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sleven
Mar 26, 2010 10:17 pm
sleven
Lol
Lol
27 March 2010

Steel or Timber Fascias with Steel aframed house

Steel or Timber Fascias with Steel aframed house

I prefer the appearance of timber fascias for a new steel framed house I am building, but was told they are incompatible with steel framing, and I should use metal…

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Lol
Mar 26, 2010 11:30 pm
Lol
Lol
27 March 2010

Timber floors over Hebel sub=floor

Timber floors over Hebel sub=floor

Although the Hebel brochures state one can use natural timber on a frame over hebel, I have been advised to use engineered timber flooring instead. Has anyone any comments please?

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Lol
Mar 26, 2010 11:33 pm
digga123
digga123
27 March 2010

For Sale - Corinthian Madison Entrance Door

For Sale - Corinthian Madison Entrance Door

During our house build there was a mix up between us and the builder and we have ended up with a door we don't want. I'm trying to sell it on ebay if anyone is interested.…

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digga123
Mar 27, 2010 6:32 am
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
27 March 2010

Worst thing the builder said to you !!!

Worst thing the builder said to you !!!
1, 2, 3, 4

Not what the builder said (haven't got to that stage just yet)....but the removalist!! Several times he said 'it will take you 6 months to find things', at first I…

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HappyCamper_au
Mar 27, 2010 4:56 pm
matt56
matt56
27 March 2010

Any Plantation Arena Bk1 owers here?

Any Plantation Arena Bk1 owers here?

Hi Guys, We will be building an Arena BK1 in the near future. Its part of the essence collection and they have no displays of this house. Its probably a long shot, but we…

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matt56
Mar 27, 2010 7:12 pm
GSK
GSK
27 March 2010

Frogs Sofas - Melbourne

Frogs Sofas - Melbourne

This is an old thread which I actually stumbled across doing a google search for Frog Sofas. We just ordered a 4 seater and a 2.5 seater today. Total cost in Linen…

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GSK
Mar 27, 2010 8:06 pm
clarej
clarej
29 March 2010

Natural Mortar

Natural Mortar
1, 2

We're building with M also, and I don't like bricks at all - unfortunately can't afford to render :( The only one I really seem to be ok with is Sandy Beach - but I've…

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clarej
Mar 29, 2010 3:51 pm
kinnean
kinnean
29 March 2010

Replacing tiled roof with tin/zincalume

Replacing tiled roof with tin/zincalume

Hi all. New user who needs some advice. I am in the process of extending our house and I'm replacing the existing tiled roof with a new zincalume one. My question is how…

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kinnean
Mar 29, 2010 10:24 pm
downtime
downtime
30 March 2010

Colourbond fencing companies - Sydney

Colourbond fencing companies - Sydney

1 year ago, 2 different guys quoted me the same price $52/m for 89m including everything (reduced from $55 upon nego). Other quotes ranged from 60 to 75. The material is…

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downtime
Mar 30, 2010 10:22 am
happystarz
happystarz
30 March 2010

Recommend me a builder!

Recommend me a builder!

haha, sorry Mrs B, i'm from Melbourne.

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happystarz
Mar 30, 2010 11:11 am
Linor501
Linor501
30 March 2010

Battle axe

Battle axe

Thanks guys... Now I have a better understanding of battle axe... :D

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Linor501
Mar 30, 2010 2:25 pm
Linor501
larajane
larajane
30 March 2010

VOIP? ADSL2? Naked DSL? Have I been in hybernation?

VOIP? ADSL2? Naked DSL? Have I been in hybernation?

Yes, you can easily switch between plans, even while in contract. You can't sign up with Primus on the Max plan, as it is only available for existing customers, but if…

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larajane
Mar 30, 2010 5:23 pm
larajane
take2
take2
30 March 2010

Sink drains - plastic or metal?

Sink drains - plastic or metal?

Chux magic squares clean the stainless steel without scratching. Cheers Lou

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take2
Mar 30, 2010 5:45 pm
take2
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


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