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gaza001
gaza001
14 March 2010

Costs of reblocking and re pinning

Costs of reblocking and re pinning

Hi, I live in outer south-east melbourne, and i have a 13 square home. I think i need to get either reblocking or repinning work done. Does anybody know ballpark figures…

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gaza001
Mar 14, 2010 8:55 am
lachjor
lachjor
14 March 2010

Any recommendations for builder to renovate in South West WA

Any recommendations for builder to renovate in South West WA

Hi, Asking on behalf of a family member, just wanting to know if anyone here has any recommendations or experience (good, bad or otherwise) for a builder to renovate an…

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lachjor
Mar 14, 2010 2:17 pm
lachjor
Macy
Macy
14 March 2010

What colour to paint the fence???

What colour to paint the fence???

I'm not sure I'd bother if you're planting in front anyway. Is it a standard paling fence or lap and cap? Do the neighbours have gardens yet? I know people who've been…

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Macy
Mar 14, 2010 3:01 pm
dr_jode
dr_jode
14 March 2010

Re-roofing.

Re-roofing.

Hi all, not sure if this is the right place for this question? I need to get a new zinc iron roof put on my place. However, because I live out of town I'm finding it…

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dr_jode
Mar 14, 2010 3:23 pm
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
14 March 2010

New estates.. building old looking houses

New estates.. building old looking houses

As far as covenants go surely we all have a bit of common sense here to realise that unless they stipulate you can…

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IkonInteriors
Mar 14, 2010 6:48 pm
IkonInteriors
kek
kek
15 March 2010

L-shape wooden bifold doors - Do they let in drafts?

L-shape wooden bifold doors - Do they let in drafts?

Nope, no drafts. The weatherproofing is actually way better than on standard hinged doors. You don't see the seals when they're closed, but they do a great job.

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kek
Mar 15, 2010 5:57 am
kek
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
15 March 2010

Problem with Birds (Cockatiels)

Problem with Birds (Cockatiels)

I'm thinking that maybe you could start with some chicken wire, fashion up a cage yourself and place it over the evap cooler. If this doesn't deter them, maybe you need…

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Vundaful!
Mar 15, 2010 12:31 pm
Vundaful!
Macy
Macy
15 March 2010

Asbestos in Eaves

Asbestos in Eaves

The asbestos website put up by our local government says asbestos is likely in houses built prior to 1985.

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Macy
Mar 15, 2010 1:46 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
15 March 2010

Damage to neighbours tree roots on my property - liability?

Damage to neighbours tree roots on my property - liability?

You would probably also be liable if the tree dies or is permantly damaged, something along the lines of destruction of your neighbours property and landscape. Their…

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 15, 2010 2:58 pm
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Fiffaro
Mar 16, 2010 1:06 am
HappyHome
HappyHome
16 March 2010

House built in wrong spot

House built in wrong spot

The offer went unconditional before they started questioning it, so their motivations are unclear. We have legal representation waiting in the wings if it comes to it,…

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HappyHome
Mar 16, 2010 6:45 am
tempura
tempura
16 March 2010

Has anyone hated their house after building??

Has anyone hated their house after building??
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which builders do you guys used? perhaps a pre-cautious note for those people that are planning to build their new house?

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tempura
Mar 16, 2010 3:45 pm
tempura
mattwalker
mattwalker
16 March 2010

Matt's house is sold...for a third time!

Matt's house is sold...for a third time!

Oh they all thought they could....looks liek the reigns might have been pulled back! ;) Anyway should be good this time! Cheers guys :)

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mattwalker
Mar 16, 2010 4:43 pm
mattwalker
robinred55
robinred55
16 March 2010

Site Costs

Site Costs

Our soil tests came back M-D on a flat block of land and site costs have come to around $12,000. We were originally quoted $8.500 but the found some fill on the corner of…

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robinred55
Mar 16, 2010 5:11 pm
purplerosey
purplerosey
16 March 2010

Fairmont Homes?

Fairmont Homes?

Hi Robinred55, Well all builders have thier own share of complaints, and have thier complements as well. As I said It all depends on our luck what will happen with our…

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purplerosey
Mar 16, 2010 8:34 pm
kid81
kid81
17 March 2010

PVC or Stainless Steel exterior wall angles??

PVC or Stainless Steel exterior wall angles??

The only concern you would have would be on poorly manufactured PVC. It can discolour in the sun however considering they are rendered over, this will not be a problem. As…

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kid81
Mar 17, 2010 9:35 am
Melrich
Melrich
18 March 2010

Tradesmen/work during business hours - how do you do it?

Tradesmen/work during business hours - how do you do it?

I should be at home during the day when they can come and give me a quote or do work My wife and I both work so we face the same problem.…

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Melrich
Mar 18, 2010 8:11 am
BecH
BecH
18 March 2010

Do you have to have gutters??

Do you have to have gutters??

Funnily enough right now that's us with TC…

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BecH
Mar 18, 2010 11:50 am
karakarakara
karakarakara
18 March 2010

Building with Ventura Homes

Building with Ventura Homes

That sounds extremely specced out to me We having the builder do the shell and most the things we cant/wont do later. Then doing all flooring etc ourselves, will which…

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karakarakara
Mar 18, 2010 12:25 pm
room4acubby
room4acubby
18 March 2010

How to cyclone proof garage roller doors

How to cyclone proof garage roller doors

Take them off and tie them down. Ensure you have more than one opening left on your sheds though so that the cyclone doesn't lift the shed.

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room4acubby
Mar 18, 2010 1:09 pm
room4acubby
evo9
evo9
18 March 2010

Structural engineer/ wall removal

Structural engineer/ wall removal

Can anyone recommend a structural engineer in Sydney to see if a wall can be removed in a strata unit?? Has anyone had an internal brick wall removed if so what was the…

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evo9
Mar 18, 2010 1:45 pm
Annietom
Annietom
18 March 2010

Adairs Sale

Adairs Sale

good onya donuts! like to know when the good bargains are around... I spent a bit in Laura Ashley today, they have 25% of everything (cept furn) over next four days…

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Annietom
Mar 18, 2010 8:04 pm
Annietom
felant
felant
19 March 2010

builders in Adelaide using Hebel

builders in Adelaide using Hebel

I thought I would clarify the job - it is an extension to the back of the house, dimensions are approx. 9 x 5 m, and and ensuite to the side of the house, dimensions…

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felant
Mar 19, 2010 6:03 am
suh
suh
19 March 2010

Decoration rubbish bin stickers

Decoration rubbish bin stickers

Just found the stickers at our local Pharmacy yesterday....fancy! They sell everything

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suh
Mar 19, 2010 8:16 am
suh
borg
borg
19 March 2010

why build on slab?

why build on slab?

quick and easier. Better process for trades. No need to get the same trades in and out.

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borg
Mar 19, 2010 12:03 pm
borg
JJ305
JJ305
19 March 2010

House being built behind us - concerned about height

House being built behind us - concerned about height

We also recieved a letter from the council stating the our neighbour has applied for a permit for a 2 story. We actually called the building commission and asked where we…

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JJ305
Mar 19, 2010 3:06 pm
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
19 March 2010

Thoughtless builder tagged our house.

Thoughtless builder tagged our house.

A supervisor for the company preparing the plumbing under the slab talked to me today, so I now know which builder is building. He said that if they used the correct…

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Fiffaro
Mar 19, 2010 5:29 pm
sleven
sleven
20 March 2010

Houses that face West

Houses that face West

Yes... Very hot - as others have said it depends on what rooms will be there, the kind of curtains and the air conditioning etc. Our current living room is west facing...…

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sleven
Mar 19, 2010 11:37 pm
sleven

enclosing a patio

enclosing a patio

Better still is have a browse of your local councils website. The info you need may well be on there. You might discover some things you can quiz a council rep about :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 20, 2010 1:06 am
The Garden Whisperer
MrsRose
MrsRose
20 March 2010

Boral Briks

Boral Briks

Here's the link http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=30878

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MrsRose
Mar 20, 2010 7:20 am
MrsRose
kez70
kez70
20 March 2010

Pay with cash?

Pay with cash?
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We paid cash for our home, built with a project builder. It was easy. At the beginning when we signed the contract with the building company we just had to show them…

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kez70
Mar 20, 2010 8:40 am
rodrocket
rodrocket
20 March 2010

Basic CAD Software recommendations.

Basic CAD Software recommendations.

have a look at Deltacad i have used it to build heaps of projects ect cheers rocket

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rodrocket
Mar 20, 2010 9:34 am
windowexpert
windowexpert
20 March 2010

Builder wont let us put floor in before kitchen??!!!!

Builder wont let us put floor in before kitchen??!!!!

Maybe you need to remind the builder who is paying the bills and who is the boss

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windowexpert
Mar 20, 2010 8:23 pm
saxien
saxien
21 March 2010

Fence/boundry/retaining wall.Possible dispute with neighbour

Fence/boundry/retaining wall.Possible dispute with neighbour
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It looks like the house below may have been built without a site survey, only taking into account the position of the retaining wall, if the wall was put back into…

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saxien
Mar 21, 2010 10:25 am
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
21 March 2010

Undisclosed easement when purchasing block of land

Undisclosed easement when purchasing block of land

Either you still want the land or not. This easement was undisclosed, to me that should void the contract. This easement does devalue the property. I would be talking to…

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buildingwithhamra
Mar 21, 2010 3:34 pm
kaindec
kaindec
21 March 2010

Land Encroachment

Land Encroachment

Thanks BWK, It does and doesnt bother me if you know what I mean. Im not overly fussed as I dont think I would use the land. Its more the case in regards to the future…

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kaindec
Mar 21, 2010 4:47 pm
zeke
zeke
21 March 2010

Anyone live in Mt. Barker, South Australia

Anyone live in Mt. Barker, South Australia

We live at Hahndorf, about 10 km away from the Bluestone display village - happy to trundle out there if it's for a good cause and isn't illegal, embarrassing...........or…

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zeke
Mar 21, 2010 7:29 pm
zeke
ECOECO
ECOECO
22 March 2010

UPVC WINDOWS DOORS

UPVC WINDOWS DOORS

good god thats expensive i dont know your sizes but i think 40000 in your money would be about £20000 in ours here a average 3 bed house in…

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ECOECO
Mar 22, 2010 6:30 am
ECOECO
kid81
kid81
22 March 2010

timber vs Steel Roof truss

timber vs Steel Roof truss

Sorry, forgot to add noise. Most noise in a home is caused by flooring joists. Timber or steel in a roof or wall (if constructed properly) will not cause noise. Floor…

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kid81
Mar 22, 2010 10:49 am
mpcj
mpcj
22 March 2010

Auto Washing Machine Taps

Auto Washing Machine Taps

^ I was only a minute in front of you Kek! Turning them off is something I've been doing since we nearly had a major disaster with plumbing. Long and boring story...but…

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mpcj
Mar 22, 2010 5:43 pm
mpcj

Same happening in QLD with the cyclone up there. Hope you get building soon. Fingers crossed. Good Luck.

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
leni
leni
24 March 2010

$2,000 to spend on a cooktop, what would you get?

$2,000 to spend on a cooktop, what would you get?

We also went with Highland. If you want the look of electric, I would only go induction. Choice have just done a new review of induction cooktops. I'm not a big fan of the…

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leni
Mar 23, 2010 11:04 pm
leni
SteveH
SteveH
22 March 2010

Separating UPVC solvent cemented pipes

Separating UPVC solvent cemented pipes

.. this was a real concern for me. I needed to remove two UPVC cemented pipes from a $1.5k sand filter ready for a rebuild (the multiport valve was being replaced with an…

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SteveH
Mar 22, 2010 9:41 pm
ads89
ads89
23 March 2010

Measurement - BoQ

Measurement - BoQ

One of my projects for university is to assemble a bill of quantities, take-off and abstracting data sheet for a house up to the concrete slab (base.) I was wondering if…

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ads89
Mar 23, 2010 7:40 am
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
23 March 2010

Is this acceptable????

Is this acceptable????

it looks OK From some angles it looks like they didnt rake the prtp joint, which will make it look wider than it is. After a wash and clean it will come up better (looks…

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Hills Guy
Mar 23, 2010 8:00 am


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