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Pugs
Pugs
27 April 2010

Reversed Bathtub Taps

Reversed Bathtub Taps

Hello all~! Should I push for the builder to dig through the walls and reinsert the pipes to the proper taps? Does the builder have the…

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Pugs
Apr 27, 2010 1:25 pm
Pugs

Fencing Regulations 50/50?

Fencing Regulations 50/50?

It would sort of depend on how good your relationship with the neighbour is and whether they think it's necessary to replace that "thing' which you don't think should be…

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building.our.first.house
Apr 27, 2010 3:40 pm
building.our.first.house

Newly built house - dispute over who will fix

Newly built house - dispute over who will fix

Have you ever contacted your maintenance guys from the builder for any minor maintenance work. If you have ever deal with them, you should already have some sort of idea…

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building.our.first.house
Apr 27, 2010 3:51 pm
building.our.first.house
piscean
piscean
27 April 2010

New person here needing some help.

New person here needing some help.

By what you have said I would try and sell it and either buy something newer or build a new home. Old homes can be very expensive to renovate and you can get things like…

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piscean
Apr 27, 2010 9:59 pm
Mrs B
Mrs B
28 April 2010

renovate new unit

renovate new unit

Hi Mrs B... So sorry for the delay... I have finally put some before and after photos up of our reno... please see the thread in my…

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Mrs B
Apr 28, 2010 8:00 am
Mrs B
kek
kek
28 April 2010

dry well

dry well

Rain gardens are becoming popular:…

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kek
Apr 28, 2010 8:02 am
kek
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
28 April 2010

Start date or Day 1 of build?

Start date or Day 1 of build?

Start date (or day 1) of build is generally the day your site is scraped

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joannapaulp
Apr 28, 2010 10:31 am
candice.novak
candice.novak
28 April 2010

Costs for load bearing wall to be removed ???

Costs for load bearing wall to be removed ???

Ouch !!!! this wall is less than 3 m long and from the plans ( im hopeless at reading them ) it looks like roof frame rests on it so I was thinking we would need to put…

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candice.novak
Apr 28, 2010 11:40 am
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
28 April 2010

How much are these worth?

How much are these worth?

Thanks Melrich. First two were in line with my thinking but the last one is interesting - I didn't think it would be that high. Should I ebay them?

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Biff Costanza
Apr 28, 2010 11:52 am
Biff Costanza
Jneedhelp
Jneedhelp
28 April 2010

urgent ..does anyone know - cost of building decking

urgent ..does anyone know - cost of building decking

Hi can anyone advise me how much does it cost for building decking - where platform = 1m x 2m, height = one and a half meter, and with stair but without roof/covering. …

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Jneedhelp
Apr 29, 2010 12:59 am
dot
dot
29 April 2010

Starter holder?

Starter holder?

Hi there, Can someone please tell me if this off-white thing connecting the started to the bulb is called a 'starter holder'? And where can I get it one of these? Mine…

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dot
Apr 29, 2010 1:40 am
Gone Ducky
Gone Ducky
29 April 2010

Shelf-Life of Paint

Shelf-Life of Paint

Ok so I'm not a painter but I have used paint that is a couple of years old with no problems. As long as you store it correctly and give it a real good stir. It sounds…

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Gone Ducky
Apr 29, 2010 2:23 am
homeone
homeone
29 April 2010

Scott Park Homes Announcement

Scott Park Homes Announcement

Dear Members, Please find below an announcement by Scott Park Homes: As a reputable builder we welcome comments being posted by our clients to discuss…

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homeone
Apr 29, 2010 2:32 am
homeone
andy_min
andy_min
29 April 2010

Foundation Class at The Ponds, NSW

Foundation Class at The Ponds, NSW

I am not an engineer by any means but when you think about how the piers are being done at the moment I am not sure how much they would really help. I have yet to see…

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andy_min
Apr 29, 2010 1:29 pm
andy_min
Mrs P
Mrs P
29 April 2010

Good size living room??

Good size living room??

Our plan is currently 25sqm and probably more than enough space, my current living room is about 20sqm and is a good size.

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Mrs P
Apr 29, 2010 8:12 pm
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
29 April 2010

Size of Games Room

Size of Games Room

A "pub" pool table is 6 foot x 3 foot, and you'll want enough room around the perimeter to swing a 4 foot 10 inch (standard) pool cue - 5 foot each side is preferable. So…

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jimmalenko
Apr 29, 2010 8:39 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
29 April 2010

Converting double garage into living areas

Converting double garage into living areas

Unless things have changed, they usually didnt put a waterproof membrane (plastic) under the garage floor when the house was built, therefor in most cases you had to…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 29, 2010 10:46 pm
Jneedhelp
Jneedhelp
29 April 2010

need your advice - building new unit at back yard

need your advice - building new unit at back yard

HI ED Thanks for the respond here, I have read through the article, very informative but also seem complicated. cheers

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Jneedhelp
Apr 29, 2010 11:58 pm
kek
kek
30 April 2010

Brivis Network Controller Vs Programmable Controller

Brivis Network Controller Vs Programmable Controller

Hey, where did my post go? :? We have the Networker, paid $200 to upgrade when we built. We didn't add zoning, but I believe it's possible to add on later? :th: Our reasons…

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kek
Apr 30, 2010 8:01 am
kek
otessa
otessa
30 April 2010

Cladding

Cladding

Thanks, that's been very helpful. What is your opinion on other wall cladding types such as corrugated iron/colorbond, and rendered surfaces such as cement sheeting,…

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otessa
Apr 30, 2010 9:08 am
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
30 April 2010

Electrical Specs - How many power points?

Electrical Specs - How many power points?

g'day In a domestic situation, the amount of gpo's you can have on a circuit is unlimited ( as stated in as/nzs 3000 regulations )...BUT you wouldnt wire it like this.…

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cenemelectrical
Apr 30, 2010 11:40 am
kyton
kyton
30 April 2010

Glass splashbacks

Glass splashbacks

No we used spray cans - at least 3 coats.

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kyton
Apr 30, 2010 1:37 pm
kyton
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
30 April 2010

Insulation???

Insulation???

We're building with Dale A and get R3.0 as standard. I *think* most builders would have the same? Ask your consultant for a spec sheet for the standard inclusions.. quite…

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Oceanus2
Apr 30, 2010 2:34 pm
MKR
MKR
30 April 2010

Should we move our Water Tank?

Should we move our Water Tank?

Well there would be around 0.8m of space to go around it, I am hoping that should be enough as we are not planning on using that space for anything else. In our…

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MKR
Apr 30, 2010 4:23 pm
MKR
Jodie80
Jodie80
30 April 2010

Regency Screens for wardrobes

Regency Screens for wardrobes

Please ensure you have read the user Terms & Conditions for this forum.

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Jodie80
Apr 30, 2010 4:28 pm
Jodie80
zymurgy42
zymurgy42
30 April 2010

Adding room above garage

Adding room above garage

I'm in a similar position (that's why I'm browsing here). I'm in Casey (Vic) and since the garage is right on the boundary, I spoke with council. They seemed to think I…

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zymurgy42
Apr 30, 2010 5:12 pm
zymurgy42
Lex
Lex
30 April 2010

Custom and/or Mix'n'Match Kitchen Tables

Custom and/or Mix'n'Match Kitchen Tables

Mmmmm, not bad, and look at the nice size !! And it all comes with clearly written prices! Thanks DN!

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Lex
Apr 30, 2010 9:41 pm
Lex
Deemaree
Deemaree
30 April 2010

Will your house have a name?

Will your house have a name?
1, 2

I actually considered this name for a while-but it conjoured up…

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Deemaree
Apr 30, 2010 11:50 pm
Deemaree
zergling
zergling
30 April 2010

silkwood floating floorboard

silkwood floating floorboard

Yes, only glue was used. Its boral tassie oak. Very nice but easy to scratch. Got a two side fridge and had to change water filter behind the fridge against the wall few…

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zergling
May 01, 2010 12:55 am
Rebecca1983
Rebecca1983
1 May 2010

Buying a fireplace in Brisbane

Buying a fireplace in Brisbane

we are thinking about putting a wood burning fireplace into the home we are building. We want to go and talk to someone who knows about them. But I have no idea who to go…

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Rebecca1983
May 01, 2010 1:13 am
mcniks
mcniks
1 May 2010

Canopy vs Built In Rangehoods

Canopy vs Built In Rangehoods

Thanks for your opinions. I guess another thing that we have to consider is that we do not have any windows in our kitchen so the rangehood has to be a strong one. But,…

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mcniks
May 01, 2010 9:56 pm
themax
themax
1 May 2010

30c ceilings in the living/meal/hall way...kitchen?????

30c ceilings in the living/meal/hall way...kitchen?????

We have 9ft ceilings all through the ground floor, including the Kitchen. We have bulkheads in the kitchen over the cupboards.

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themax
May 01, 2010 10:05 pm
themax
builda
builda
1 May 2010

Land Excavation On Sloped land.

Land Excavation On Sloped land.

1) Have some plans in mind but nothing definate. Ok, first suggestion is to get some drawings done before you dig anything. This is…

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builda
May 01, 2010 11:58 pm
builda
Helyn
Helyn
2 May 2010

Kitchen backing onto bedroom.. Gas stove?

Kitchen backing onto bedroom.. Gas stove?

Do you have internal insulation, Grace? Our ensuite backs on to our kitchen wall too - the wall in question has fridge, bench space, stove, kettle - never hear any of…

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Helyn
May 02, 2010 1:58 am
Helyn
thygir
thygir
2 May 2010

convert a double garage ( brick ) into living space bungalow

convert a double garage ( brick ) into living space bungalow

garage size is about 10 m x 8 m solid brick with flat room cost to raise the room ? make a non flat roof cost to add sliding glass doors / bi folds ? full wall…

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thygir
May 02, 2010 9:24 am
bellabelinda
bellabelinda
2 May 2010

Need Help!!!!

Need Help!!!!

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone knows where to purchase simular bar stool in Melbourne or Aust if they post. This pic is from america. If cant purchase anywhere, anyone…

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bellabelinda
May 02, 2010 11:52 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 May 2010

Bosch cordless drill maintenance

Bosch cordless drill maintenance

Hi Cherub and Ed, I actually found that technique on the web after a bit of searching, however this Bosch chuck doesn't have that large internal…

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ECOECO
May 02, 2010 12:49 pm
ECOECO
alk
alk
2 May 2010

Clipsal Saturn Range Light Switches

Clipsal Saturn Range Light Switches
1, 2

Rubber_noggin - our electrician told us that he had to run an extra wire for us to have the LED capability on our Saturns, so am only going on that…

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alk
May 02, 2010 7:43 pm
alk
Southies
Southies
2 May 2010

Help me find this, please!

Help me find this, please!

Here are some links, but haven't had time to check delivery details - sorry :( Happy hunting :wink:

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Southies
May 02, 2010 11:27 pm
Southies
kek
kek
3 May 2010

Porter Davis Upgrades

Porter Davis Upgrades

Also, check what stain they use (brand and specific product). The Solver product they used on our doors and windows was rubbish, and whatever the other big builders use…

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kek
May 03, 2010 8:31 am
kek
JJ305
JJ305
3 May 2010

Blinds Blinds Blinds

Blinds Blinds Blinds
1, 2

I recommend iseek blinds, we got all blinds from them and were very happy. We got timber venetians, romans and roller blinds. You have to measure…

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JJ305
May 03, 2010 10:52 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
3 May 2010

No-one Calls Back??

No-one Calls Back??

Hello Leah, You should show your location, sorry but I can'y help you because you are in WA. Ed

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ECOECO
May 03, 2010 11:37 am
ECOECO
mpcj
mpcj
3 May 2010

Bedroom arrangements - would you have a bed under window?

Bedroom arrangements - would you have a bed under window?

I'm another that likes the bed on their own wall..except under highlight windows. IF they are high enough, I think a bed underneath can look really lovely...actually…

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mpcj
May 03, 2010 12:34 pm
mpcj
vonwoman
vonwoman
3 May 2010

Are corner baths a lot more expensive?

Are corner baths a lot more expensive?

There is an increase in price to go to the corner bath, that's providing that the standard option is only a stock standard bath. Again it all depends on the type of bath…

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vonwoman
May 03, 2010 4:25 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
3 May 2010

My house makeover

My house makeover

Joe-well done & said!

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Deemaree
May 03, 2010 9:03 pm
Deemaree
Annietom
Annietom
3 May 2010

Sink on Island Bench

Sink on Island Bench
1, 2, 3

Hi mcniks ::smile:: I have a sink on the island and I like it because it was integral to the kitchen design. I don't do a lot of washing up either and if I…

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Annietom
May 03, 2010 11:19 pm
Annietom
renoexpert
renoexpert
3 May 2010

Cost to Render in Geelong

Cost to Render in Geelong

Hi Luke, it will cost you around $45 per sq metre including paint. Sometimes a little extra if there are a few fiddley bits. I just had my house done in Ocean Grove …

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renoexpert
May 03, 2010 11:39 pm
chippy
chippy
3 May 2010

Town Planning Expert

Town Planning Expert

I think that things must differ from state to state. In WA it's licenced surveyors that handle the typical subdivision process and it doesn't go to council (although they…

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chippy
May 04, 2010 12:05 am
chippy


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