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Sparksta
Sparksta
28 June 2010

Land opportunity

Land opportunity

It's in the Loddon Shire... North/North West of Bendigo. Apparently (hubby has only told me today) the section of land is part of a larger block. Hubs spoke to someone at…

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Sparksta
Jun 28, 2010 6:21 pm
elastic
elastic
28 June 2010

My land loan problem

My land loan problem

did you do subject to finance in the contract, if you did you should be fine to get out, if your didnt you need proper advice, ie legal advice, and not from a forum of…

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elastic
Jun 28, 2010 7:36 pm
Bee
Bee
29 June 2010

Standard height for a wall light

Standard height for a wall light

Thank you for your replies. I think a recessed light seems the way to go. House isn't finished yet. Just there is a light at 4th stair, at about eye height and it seems…

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Bee
Jun 29, 2010 9:09 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
29 June 2010

replacing a verandah on an old house

replacing a verandah on an old house

It is not neccesary to use framing brackets for this type of construction though alternatives are generally more labour intensive (such as checking out housings/rebates…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 29, 2010 10:29 pm
Dukekamaya
nrh157
nrh157
30 June 2010

Telstra Velocity Changes Possible

Telstra Velocity Changes Possible

Hi All, Just found this article which may effect home owners in Telstra Smart communities. Telstra Velocity faces uncertain…

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nrh157
Jun 30, 2010 6:50 am
nrh157
kid81
kid81
30 June 2010

Smoke detector problems

Smoke detector problems

Hold down the test button after you install the new batteries. this resets the alarm. Don't forget to do them all. Hard wired smoke alarms are usually also wired together…

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kid81
Jun 30, 2010 10:36 am
leng
leng
30 June 2010

plumbing headache

plumbing headache

Thanks again! That was a really nice breakdown for me Chris! I will try sealing the pipe connection point and see what happens - have to wait for heavy downfall too.…

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leng
Jun 30, 2010 11:30 am
jimnsal
jimnsal
30 June 2010

Renovate or Sell?? Love some thoughts on my dilemma please.

Renovate or Sell?? Love some thoughts on my dilemma please.

1/4 acre land? boy I can't even imagine land size that big and its double my land :oops: If it was me, I would take up both Option 2 and 3, renovate your current home, then…

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jimnsal
Jun 30, 2010 1:05 pm
jimnsal
mudtrilogy
mudtrilogy
30 June 2010

custom bunk bed needed

custom bunk bed needed

Maybe check out Bunkers - think they have a website and deliver aus wide - lots of different shapes and designs

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mudtrilogy
Jun 30, 2010 5:17 pm
s1234
s1234
30 June 2010

The ponds land

The ponds land

Hi, I am selling a registered block in The Ponds - 452 sq, 15.3 frontage, no easements on the rear of the block, easy building site. Great location - close to the…

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s1234
Jun 30, 2010 9:34 pm
anwickes
anwickes
1 July 2010

Another side fence colour decision...

Another side fence colour decision...
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Hi, fence looks fantastic. :D I am looking at putting timber under my colorbond to keep the dogs in and was wondering what you used to hold the wood at the correct height…

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anwickes
Jul 01, 2010 4:10 am
MBBN
MBBN
1 July 2010

Occupation certificate

Occupation certificate

If you are building through a big builder, they will not let you move in without an OP.

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MBBN
Jul 01, 2010 1:26 pm
ticketdog
ticketdog
1 July 2010

does anyone know this builder

does anyone know this builder

Housethis ......thats what the builder is called

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ticketdog
Jul 01, 2010 8:49 pm
kek
kek
2 July 2010

M-51 on a title?

M-51 on a title?

There should be a legend somewhere. Our plan of subdivision had all sorts of indecipherable things on it, but there was a legend in the paperwork (a separate page, I think…

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kek
Jul 02, 2010 8:19 am
kek
tjilpi
tjilpi
2 July 2010

Photo/ideas for built in low storage/cupboard in living area

Photo/ideas for built in low storage/cupboard in living area

Hi, to those who wanted a comparison of prices, I have got a quote from a cabinet maker for a built in bench unit 3500mm (length) * 950mm (height). Gloss cupboards and…

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tjilpi
Jul 02, 2010 12:46 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 July 2010

Need help with roof reconditioning /replacement in Melbourne

Need help with roof reconditioning /replacement in Melbourne

Well I am ancient, but never had it done... but I would start here... http://www.google.com.au/search?aq=f&so ... +melbourne Jim's has a reputation to protect, so maybe…

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ECOECO
Jul 02, 2010 4:30 pm
ECOECO
Casa2
Casa2
2 July 2010

to cement render or gyprock?

to cement render or gyprock?

If I had to go gyrock, then direct stick would be better than battens. However, I'm still a fan of render and that is what I'm getting.

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Casa2
Jul 02, 2010 8:36 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
3 July 2010

Advise sought

Advise sought

My wife and I have recently purchased a block of land in a coastal area in South Gippsland. We can't afford to build a house at the moment but we…

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ECOECO
Jul 03, 2010 10:00 am
ECOECO
mcniks
mcniks
3 July 2010

Exposed aggrigate question

Exposed aggrigate question

We are having Daniel Robertson Hawthorn Black bricks for our house....they are a stunning brick ( and we are paying handsomely for the…

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mcniks
Jul 03, 2010 3:46 pm
sanda
sanda
3 July 2010

Fabric Protection for your furniture

Fabric Protection for your furniture

Thanks Michelle, does it work well? can you recommend a brand in particular? Thanks again

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sanda
Jul 03, 2010 6:55 pm
melbmeg
melbmeg
4 July 2010

Rescode - set back question

Rescode - set back question

Thanks for the great advice guys. I suspect you're right - their carport will not count as a building but mine would! I will speak to the council tomorrow.

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melbmeg
Jul 04, 2010 10:30 pm
royalblue
royalblue
5 July 2010

Painting

Painting

Oh you are in WA with brick walls! :o BIG DIFFERENCE!! :roll: ITS ABOUT BLOODY TIME THAT H1 ADMIN PUT THEIR MONEY WHERE THERE MOUTH…

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royalblue
Jul 05, 2010 10:30 am
borg
borg
5 July 2010

Waterproof paper for plans

Waterproof paper for plans

I got over this issue by printing many copies of plans. Always left spare copies in the car.

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borg
Jul 05, 2010 10:50 am
borg
Lex
Lex
5 July 2010

DA Application Delays - Baulkham Hill Council

DA Application Delays - Baulkham Hill Council

Have you contacted the Council? Ask to speak to the person/s who are in charge of evaluationg/approving dev apps for your area of the council - these guys should give you…

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Lex
Jul 05, 2010 7:18 pm
Lex
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
6 July 2010

Building in WA - what's the wait?

Building in WA - what's the wait?

Way too many variables. Where, what, when & how? Is your land titled? How big is your house? How many days will it rain between now and when it's finished? How many public…

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Oceanus2
Jul 06, 2010 12:13 am
SpArKLyStAr
SpArKLyStAr
6 July 2010

Who performs soil test?

Who performs soil test?

yep - wanted to know who was responsible for organising it.... thanks, you've answered my question :)

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SpArKLyStAr
Jul 06, 2010 10:46 am
johnnyrie
johnnyrie
6 July 2010

Flourecent Globes

Flourecent Globes

Yeah, I found some good information…

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johnnyrie
Jul 06, 2010 3:46 pm
dilla
dilla
6 July 2010

How much weight can a wall take?

How much weight can a wall take?

Thanks so much guys. One of them is 3kg, the other is 7kg spread over 3 pieces so I'm happy to get some hooks and put them in the walls now. ::lol::

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dilla
Jul 06, 2010 6:40 pm
dilla
booney
booney
6 July 2010

gyprock costs

gyprock costs

Thanks, just want to make sure we're not getting ripped off.A series of problems ment we've had to get them to do a lot more than we wanted to.I know all about patience…

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booney
Jul 06, 2010 8:54 pm
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emilygirl
Jul 07, 2010 7:53 pm
booney
booney
7 July 2010

Undecided render colour for home

Undecided render colour for home

Hi, we have a woodland grey colourbond roof and are just about to render with dulux toffee fingers.Lets hope it looks as good as it does in my head!

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booney
Jul 07, 2010 9:06 pm
dadandsue
dadandsue
7 July 2010

How to get Builder Licence

How to get Builder Licence

Call the HIA or Master Builders

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dadandsue
Jul 07, 2010 10:32 pm
sokio123
sokio123
8 July 2010

Low voc paints

Low voc paints

has anyone used low voc paints and can they tell me there results and if youd like info regarding the latter ive done extensive research and may be of help

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sokio123
Jul 08, 2010 4:11 pm
themax
themax
8 July 2010

House Colours - Colorbond Monument????

House Colours - Colorbond Monument????

yeah right. ::sleep:: rub it in. thanks a bunch...dribble

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themax
Jul 08, 2010 7:02 pm
themax
Casa2
Casa2
9 July 2010

Demolition

Demolition

I've found the demolition comes to between $8,000 to $12,000 regardless of size. This is because the bigger the place, the more that can be recovered. Of course this…

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Casa2
Jul 09, 2010 8:40 am
JinLeann
JinLeann
9 July 2010

The Reserve - Tarneit Stage 18

The Reserve - Tarneit Stage 18

Hi, I'm wondering if any one is currently in the process of building around there? I have opted not to "fixed" my site cost and getting really worried it might be…

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JinLeann
Jul 09, 2010 10:33 am
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
9 July 2010

Electrical Quote Excessive??

Electrical Quote Excessive??

Hi All, We have just received a quote for some electrical work (we now have handover). I think it may be a…

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Sheepdog
Jul 09, 2010 3:42 pm
kek
kek
9 July 2010

Minimum space required for "behind the bedhead" open WIR?

Minimum space required for "behind the bedhead" open WIR?

You need to decide if you want sheves/hanging space on both sides or only one. If only one, you'd have to allow for: Shelves/hanging 500-600mm Space between the fitted…

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kek
Jul 09, 2010 3:49 pm
kek
Meli1973
Meli1973
9 July 2010

Private Certification vs Council Approval

Private Certification vs Council Approval

I'm assuming you have already been through council for the DA and the builder is suggesting that you use a private certifer for the Construction Certificate and as the…

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Meli1973
Jul 09, 2010 7:22 pm

Herald Sun Homeshow & Garden Expo

Herald Sun Homeshow & Garden Expo

Does anyone remember the Negative Ion Generator air fresheners? ::hyst:: It seemed like there…

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The Little Misses
Jul 09, 2010 8:00 pm
The Little Misses
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D200 Doug
Jul 09, 2010 9:58 pm
lisanne
lisanne
9 July 2010

NBN coming to South Morang and surrounding suburbs..

NBN coming to South Morang and surrounding suburbs..

I heard about this too - how do they select the houses or do you need to put your hand up for it?

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lisanne
Jul 09, 2010 11:07 pm
Lex
Lex
10 July 2010

Builder Quotes low for Ins Co job

Builder Quotes low for Ins Co job

Pitty I couldn't help, gracie, and wishing you luck. Looks like it's a story that people don't hear often - thank you for sharing your experience!

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Lex
Jul 10, 2010 7:43 pm
Lex
The Little Misses
The Little Misses
10 July 2010

Price difference between std rollerdoor and panel lift???

Price difference between std rollerdoor and panel lift???

Same here as well. Our estate requires a sectional slimline panel lift, so that was the cost of the upgrade.

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The Little Misses
Jul 10, 2010 8:14 pm
The Little Misses
Emohruo
Emohruo
10 July 2010

Cold dark bedroom - Any tips?

Cold dark bedroom - Any tips?
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Sorry a little off topic....Emohruo, are these panel heaters the ones you just attach to a wall, plug in and off you go? Would this form of…

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Emohruo
Jul 10, 2010 10:19 pm
croc
croc
11 July 2010

Austral Bricks in O'Connor (Perth)

Austral Bricks in O'Connor (Perth)

Yes - outside areas which include tile displays are accessible when the shop is closed.

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croc
Jul 11, 2010 9:27 am
croc
croc
11 July 2010

Roofing Felt?

Roofing Felt?

Do a search for "sarking" and you should find the answers you're looking for.

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croc
Jul 11, 2010 9:30 am

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