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naddis01
naddis01
2 April 2010

Quick question Re Stormwater and pipe size

Quick question Re Stormwater and pipe size

Well I will probably give it a go. Ha ha. Nothing has drained properly for a while so it won't be much different. Ha ha. Does anyone know the maximum flow rate for a 60mm…

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naddis01
Apr 02, 2010 8:19 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
3 April 2010

What attracted you to buying Land at Rouse Hill/ Ponds/ SR

What attracted you to buying Land at Rouse Hill/ Ponds/ SR

We're golfers - only 1 estate in Sydney where you can buy on the golf course :)

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stonecutter1309
Apr 03, 2010 7:43 am
stonecutter1309
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Booque
Apr 03, 2010 7:20 pm
Booque
Pugs
Pugs
4 April 2010

telstra velocity

telstra velocity

hi can i suggest you start reading here http://www.telstra.com.au/smartcommunity/ then come back and ask any questions that arn't covered by the web site...

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Pugs
Apr 04, 2010 7:49 am
Pugs
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gpierce
Apr 04, 2010 9:47 am
deletedpenguin
deletedpenguin
4 April 2010

Men entering a Tile Shop

Men entering a Tile Shop

Hahaha, thanks for the laugh. :)

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deletedpenguin
Apr 04, 2010 6:32 pm
deletedpenguin
zeke
zeke
4 April 2010

A hole in the stormwater pipe

A hole in the stormwater pipe

Thanks vvs. I couldn't find them as I tried every spelling version of "plumbqwik" except the right one. :? Looks like a lifesaver - must get a couple of 90mm ones on…

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zeke
Apr 04, 2010 10:23 pm
zeke

I just made an offer on this house (offer was accepted). We would really like to put up two walls to replace the banisters as they look so out of place. I was looking to…

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conchi
Apr 05, 2010 9:13 am
DKB17
DKB17
5 April 2010

Non complying building surveyors

Non complying building surveyors

Thanks all, the offending window is located in Victoria and compromises Building reg 2006 section 419 sub section seven. I've had the Building Commission and the local…

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DKB17
Apr 05, 2010 6:03 pm
bobes
bobes
6 April 2010

PD Rewards???

PD Rewards???

Hey kek how do you prove your a PD customer we havent started to build yet but it mentions to show your PD card i think and we have not recieved anything of that sort . Cheers

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bobes
Apr 06, 2010 8:47 am
fredstar
fredstar
6 April 2010

scrap timber for boxing up a concrete slab

scrap timber for boxing up a concrete slab

Thanks for the replies. I did venture to the demolition yard across the road from mega mart. The gates were open but there was no one around. So I went for a drive around…

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fredstar
Apr 06, 2010 9:20 am
m&n
m&n
6 April 2010

Furniture Shops in Melbourne

Furniture Shops in Melbourne

Just yesterday we went to FocusOn furniture at the Northland homemaker centre. We found a bed suite there that is sold at another larger company also. Exactly the same…

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m&n
Apr 06, 2010 3:02 pm
take2
take2
6 April 2010

Counting Contract Days to finish date

Counting Contract Days to finish date

Thought this might help some. Have been looking for this site again for a while, that counts forward to the date of completion. Just put in your start date then the…

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take2
Apr 06, 2010 9:14 pm
take2
mishb
mishb
6 April 2010

painters

painters

Try these sites, you post your job and painters contact you. I've had great success using these sites for renovating jobs (including painting the outside of my house):

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mishb
Apr 06, 2010 10:15 pm
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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 07, 2010 12:56 am
TheGardenWhisperer
candice.novak
candice.novak
7 April 2010

Order of renovation?

Order of renovation?

Hi we are about to undertake a renovation which incldes taking out 2 walls between kitchen and living and smaller one separating dining install new kitchen and family…

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candice.novak
Apr 07, 2010 8:27 am
Helyn
Helyn
7 April 2010

leather VS fabric

leather VS fabric

I like fabric lounges and Ive had them with kids - trick is not to let kids eat or drink on them - we had a strict policy that lounge room was not for such things and that…

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Helyn
Apr 07, 2010 9:28 am
Helyn
kid81
kid81
7 April 2010

Solar hot water system - tank on roof versus tank on ground

Solar hot water system - tank on roof versus tank on ground

The biggest issue is maintenance. If something does go wrong, it is a hell of a lot cheaper to have someone on the ground fix it than someone on the roof fix it. The cost…

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kid81
Apr 07, 2010 9:40 am
Rebecca1983
Rebecca1983
7 April 2010

Anyone have to pay a bond to their developer?

Anyone have to pay a bond to their developer?

We have a similiar thing in Central Lakes (North Brisbane), $2000 landscaping rebate to use to on landscaping the front of our house once it is built.

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Rebecca1983
Apr 07, 2010 4:24 pm
parawolf
parawolf
7 April 2010

Finally - a framework graphic of our house

Finally - a framework graphic of our house
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Long time no post.... finally finished an 'acceptable' design to us, and we are going to talk to a designer tomorrow night. Here is what we finally came up with... 3…

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parawolf
Apr 07, 2010 6:11 pm
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
7 April 2010

Savings for those little extras - savings account

Savings for those little extras - savings account

Presumably your home loan is interest-only whilst you are building? If so, often the best way to save money is to keep all funds in your offset account. Why? Because your…

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jimmalenko
Apr 07, 2010 11:37 pm
helpme
helpme
7 April 2010

seeking answers... so many questions....

seeking answers... so many questions....

a few quotes starting to trickle in... getting more tradies out slowly, slowly... obviously the way to 'handle' them is to take control and call the shots, have an IDEA…

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helpme
Apr 08, 2010 12:24 am
helpme
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
8 April 2010

MOVING A HOUSE

MOVING A HOUSE

Ive seen houses jacked up for a lower storey and Ive seen large houses moved to another location on TV, which still involves jacking up and sliding a truck underneath.…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 08, 2010 3:33 am
jonandgab
jonandgab
8 April 2010

Tempory free standing intenal wall

Tempory free standing intenal wall

Thanks this is a good idea, but the "room" is for a newborn and is in our dinning room so needs to be a little more sound proof than a curtain. Thanks for the idea…

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jonandgab
Apr 08, 2010 3:55 pm
jacksamau
jacksamau
9 April 2010

Land with planning and building permit

Land with planning and building permit

the town planning application may have included a "proposed dwelling" with some details . Not full working drawings but nonetheless a footprint , elevations etc. If it did…

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jacksamau
Apr 09, 2010 4:10 am
just Erin
just Erin
9 April 2010

How do u find heidelberg west?

How do u find heidelberg west?
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:lol: :lol: :lol: although the Mall is still the…

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just Erin
Apr 09, 2010 8:28 am
just Erin
mb@147a
mb@147a
9 April 2010

Rendering VS Bricks when Building a new home???

Rendering VS Bricks when Building a new home???
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We're going full brick. We may render later but will live in the house for a bit and see how we like it. We chose an included brick and upgraded our roof tile instead so…

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mb@147a
Apr 09, 2010 9:02 am
mb@147a
mb@147a
9 April 2010

5 years of hell with builder - where to next

5 years of hell with builder - where to next

I would seek further legal advice, that is just not correct. Get your own building report detailing all damages, get an arborist report on the property and surrounding…

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mb@147a
Apr 09, 2010 9:23 am
mb@147a
mb@147a
9 April 2010

Why do people sell so soon...

Why do people sell so soon...

We did it for the $$$. Built in a nice suburb we could afford land in, 18 months later prices had shot up so we sold and bought in the area we want raise our family, where…

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mb@147a
Apr 09, 2010 9:37 am
RoadkillNZ
RoadkillNZ
9 April 2010

Moving house and changing primary schools? Or not....

Moving house and changing primary schools? Or not....

As our house started building near the end of last year we moved our 2 boys to a school by the new house (25 min drive from current house) so they had a chance to make…

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RoadkillNZ
Apr 09, 2010 10:40 am
evie
evie
9 April 2010

Colours to use with grey

Colours to use with grey

feature walls - don't do it! i reckon it is best to choose feature wall colour once you move in all your furniture and hang pictures. stick with 'boring' - better in…

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evie
Apr 09, 2010 11:42 am
Homelessone
Homelessone
9 April 2010

Concrete - level against house

Concrete - level against house

Actually, I think it was more like 7.5cm below the damp proof course. So I'm not sure what the end reult would be, but it might endup more than 7.5cm Lex, a few cm won't…

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Homelessone
Apr 09, 2010 3:16 pm
conchi
conchi
9 April 2010

How much do you think this will cost? putting up a wall in

How much do you think this will cost? putting up a wall in

Thanks saxien! Your advice has been superb! The squaring off idea of the archway is brilliant. It really would update the house brilliantly along with putting up the…

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conchi
Apr 09, 2010 3:42 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
9 April 2010

UGH! Nail polish in wool carpet!

UGH! Nail polish in wool carpet!

Oh dearie me, ok then!! Thank you! I haven't actually done anything. We were just gonna leave it till we had the carpet cleaned professionally... Col, eh? Hmm.

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grace_slick
Apr 09, 2010 10:01 pm
grace_slick
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
10 April 2010

Identifying an existing easement

Identifying an existing easement

Being in WA, any easements, covenants, memorials etc need to be disclosed to the Buyer when you signed your Offer. Did you use a Settlement Agent? They would also have a…

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Oceanus2
Apr 10, 2010 8:21 pm
swarvy
swarvy
10 April 2010

Porter Davis and Paint

Porter Davis and Paint
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Most of the top ten volume builders require the painter to do a direct consult with the owner before proceeding. If there not doing that with you.ask for for it.

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swarvy
Apr 10, 2010 8:43 pm
take2
take2
10 April 2010

OMG Teen colour choice.

OMG Teen colour choice.
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My 17 year old sister has the same colour on her bedroom feature wall. She has white trim and frangipani paintings, looks fabulous. Wish my room…

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take2
Apr 10, 2010 9:24 pm
take2
room4acubby
room4acubby
11 April 2010

Link or access to Australian Standards for building etc

Link or access to Australian Standards for building etc

One interesting aspect (that I don't know the answer to) just occurred to me while typing this reply:- Ignorance of the law is no excuse - we all…

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room4acubby
Apr 11, 2010 9:24 am
room4acubby
dreamz
dreamz
11 April 2010

Where can we find release plans?

Where can we find release plans?

Hi All any1 know where you can get all the release plans so far besides the sales_ tool. Can't seem to enlarge the Lotus one properly to see the actual lot sizes.

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dreamz
Apr 11, 2010 1:12 pm
oze
oze
12 April 2010

Patio and Front Porch Flooring

Patio and Front Porch Flooring

Great thanks Kek. I'll keep that in mind. Maybe we could it seal it once and see what it's like over time. Who did your driveway Kek? Are you happy with it?

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oze
Apr 12, 2010 12:48 pm
oze
sara.alag
sara.alag
12 April 2010

Change plans after contract signed

Change plans after contract signed

Thanks all for your comments. Really helpful!!!! We have decided not to go with this new plan because : 1. We want to convert the alfresco in the plan to a games room.…

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sara.alag
Apr 12, 2010 2:50 pm
melbmeg
melbmeg
12 April 2010

Is there a postcode premium?

Is there a postcode premium?

Melrich, the risk of undercapitalisation is not something you hear about often, but it's a really good point! We aren't planning to sell for a…

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melbmeg
Apr 12, 2010 2:59 pm
parawolf
parawolf
12 April 2010

List of fixtures

List of fixtures

That would be awesome - thanks.

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parawolf
Apr 12, 2010 4:10 pm
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design82
Apr 12, 2010 5:44 pm
take2
take2
12 April 2010

One missing Peg

One missing Peg

We found our missing peg burried, we just took measurements from the other to locate it. The peg was about half a meter away from where we thought it was. Happy…

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take2
Apr 12, 2010 6:46 pm
take2


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