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utesrock
utesrock
16 February 2010

What will the tenants do for the house's maintenance?

What will the tenants do for the house's maintenance?

We're also tenants in a brand new home and we are currently dealing with the builder directly to fix things as the agent wasn't getting anywhere. Don't have a problem…

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utesrock
Feb 16, 2010 12:22 pm
badboy101
badboy101
16 February 2010

Question re current rating of oven circuit

Question re current rating of oven circuit

Thanks for your help everyone. It looks like my oven is wired into the one general 15 amp circuit that everything in my unit runs off (apart from the lighting). So, in…

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badboy101
Feb 16, 2010 2:41 pm
ads89
ads89
17 February 2010

Macro/Micro Economics for Building Works (Quantity Survey)

Macro/Micro Economics for Building Works (Quantity Survey)

haha thanks casa, i'll keep that in mind. lisanne, i looked at economics to do when i started uni from a business degree but i found construction to be more interesting so…

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ads89
Feb 17, 2010 10:35 am
supergroove
supergroove
17 February 2010

Adelaide Builder Recommendation

Adelaide Builder Recommendation

Firstly hi to the forum, has been a great source of info! We are nearing the end of the design stage of our new kitchen. We now require the services of a builder to - …

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supergroove
Feb 17, 2010 11:36 am
lexicon84
lexicon84
17 February 2010

Results - external paint colours (esp. tranquil retreat)

Results - external paint colours (esp. tranquil retreat)

Hi Jaelee Thanks for your response :D I have painted all sorts of card and looked at them in direct sunlight and at night, I guess I'm finding it hard to be…

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lexicon84
Feb 17, 2010 3:32 pm
lexicon84
just Erin
just Erin
17 February 2010

How much did you spend on furnishing your home?

How much did you spend on furnishing your home?
1, 2, 3, 4

(beats getting into debt over purchases though... I have one credit card with a whopping $500 limit... it gets used…

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just Erin
Feb 17, 2010 8:35 pm
sanosu
sanosu
19 February 2010

Building at Somerfield

Building at Somerfield

hi ucacrx, thanks so much. it's ridiculous to be honest, i can't believe how quick the lots are going. we can get specifically for the lot, but because the bottom is…

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sanosu
Feb 19, 2010 7:13 am
abbeybox
abbeybox
19 February 2010

Switch Homes

Switch Homes

Hi All Has anyone got any feedback from building with switch homes in Perth, WA? Cheers

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abbeybox
Feb 19, 2010 9:47 am
kristofw
kristofw
19 February 2010

How to protect my gutters ?? Blue Mountain Mesh any good ??

How to protect my gutters ?? Blue Mountain Mesh any good ??

Strange :o the post spruiking the gutter hedgehog has vanished from this thread. I've stumbled upon that hedgehog in Bunnings this morning and I wasn't impressed. I think…

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kristofw
Feb 19, 2010 11:23 am
kristofw
rosypaige
rosypaige
19 February 2010

White Dining Chairs

White Dining Chairs

Thanks Suh! They are exactly what i am looking for :: (although hubby probably won't be too impressed with the price!)

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rosypaige
Feb 19, 2010 12:47 pm
robinred55
robinred55
19 February 2010

Why are alfresco's always on the side of the building?

Why are alfresco's always on the side of the building?
1, 2

Our family room and master BR is at the back of the house so our alfresco area is at the back and both the family room and master BR have sliding door access to the area.…

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robinred55
Feb 19, 2010 7:09 pm
anthonybaz
anthonybaz
20 February 2010

Is this a fair price for extension?

Is this a fair price for extension?

Hi, I am a builder in Sydney. This sounds a little high. There are also alot of other things that need to be considered,such as plumbing and electrical.Eve I advise…

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anthonybaz
Feb 20, 2010 2:50 pm
yvette72
yvette72
21 February 2010

what cost double garage

what cost double garage

does anyone know the costs of a double garage with a double carport attached to the side in colourbond a all up cost including council,slab,installion

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yvette72
Feb 21, 2010 9:26 am
toadstool
toadstool
21 February 2010

Home Extension Advice ACT

Home Extension Advice ACT

We are looking at some modifications to our existing house in the ACT. Primarily creating an entrance, extension of master bedroom (including expanded/remodelled WIR and…

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toadstool
Feb 21, 2010 10:31 am
Lex
Lex
21 February 2010

Close to choosing our builder... what do I need to check?

Close to choosing our builder... what do I need to check?

And one more - this is another link that I use (more and more :wink:): http://www.austlii.edu.au/form/search/search1.html When searching, select…

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Lex
Feb 21, 2010 4:37 pm
Lex
mel
mel
22 February 2010

His Shed Or Her Shed???

His Shed Or Her Shed???
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the house in perth had 2 little garden sheds. When the OH and i moved in, we paper scissor rock to see who got what shed :)

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mel
Feb 22, 2010 9:14 am
mel
built environ
built environ
22 February 2010

Legal issues with con

Legal issues with con

Que; *5 days cooling off under the Domestic Building contracts Act * Quantum Merit = builder basically being payed for work carried out under contract until homeowner…

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built environ
Feb 22, 2010 12:40 pm
Nott
Nott
22 February 2010

Who's responsible for maintaing the street lights?

Who's responsible for maintaing the street lights?

thanks Kek and others. " eventually" sounds a long wait. council, came on! Spend time on the actual but not on the newsletter.

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Nott
Feb 22, 2010 1:08 pm
Nott
BecH
BecH
22 February 2010

Hills Hoist in plain sight of living areas: yea or nay?

Hills Hoist in plain sight of living areas: yea or nay?
1, 2

We are having the traditional HH but we're lucky that it fits down a dead side of our house anyway so no view of it anyway. But I wouldn't have it in a backyard, if I…

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BecH
Feb 22, 2010 1:55 pm
building.our.first.house
building.our.first.house
22 February 2010

Government Insulation Scheme Scrapped

Government Insulation Scheme Scrapped

according to this news, it's been scrapped?? http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/na ... 5832748655 I am actually more worry about some of the owner might just put the…

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building.our.first.house
Feb 22, 2010 4:06 pm
building.our.first.house
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
22 February 2010

Where have all the indoor plants gone?

Where have all the indoor plants gone?

Oh I want to get some indoor plants but I'm just kinda lazy and not got around to it yet! I spose that's why my christmas tree is still up (yes…

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Fernyhouse
Feb 22, 2010 10:12 pm
Jodie80
Jodie80
22 February 2010

Carlisle Homes - Spectra ... Colour selection centre

Carlisle Homes - Spectra ... Colour selection centre
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how come everyone on this thread is blatantly advertising carlisle homes? Is this really newsworthy and independent of carlise? as i am…

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Jodie80
Feb 22, 2010 10:13 pm
Jodie80
traceyh
traceyh
23 February 2010

CONGRATULATIONS HOMEONE - Jason is a daddy!

CONGRATULATIONS HOMEONE - Jason is a daddy!
1, 2, 3

she's gorgeous :) i had my little girl a few days earlier on the 21st may 09! they're at such a cute cute cute age - wish i could pause her for a while, they grow up too fast

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traceyh
Feb 23, 2010 1:43 pm
greenforestfairy
greenforestfairy
23 February 2010

Soundproofing of a Home office

Soundproofing of a Home office

hi hippymum, I am thinking about buying the same product from ebay to line my kitchen walls and ceiling. we have problems with noise from…

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greenforestfairy
Feb 23, 2010 2:32 pm
traceyh
traceyh
23 February 2010

Should I pad lock my tap?

Should I pad lock my tap?

we have this problem still (our house is about 3 years old now) - tap out front is our billed water, tap out back is grey water. we reckon they've put in the wrong way -…

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traceyh
Feb 23, 2010 3:00 pm
od
od
23 February 2010

Pool building approval administration fee

Pool building approval administration fee

I've recently had a pool put in. The pool company arranged the building approval, and I was sent the approval letter from the private certifiers. What I missed though…

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od
Feb 23, 2010 7:17 pm
jayw
jayw
23 February 2010

Generally what is $$$

Generally what is $$$

i would have to say glass. also depends on the size of the glass panels you would be using. full height window frames or commercial will add big $$ and affect engineering…

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jayw
Feb 23, 2010 7:59 pm
jayw
kassan1973
kassan1973
23 February 2010

Progress Payments

Progress Payments

Before paying for any stage regardless of wether the builder say's its finished or not ask them for the copy of the inspection for that stage if it is indeed completed…

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kassan1973
Feb 23, 2010 10:43 pm
kek
kek
24 February 2010

Favourite bathroom on the forum

Favourite bathroom on the forum
1, 2, 3

Just a question Kek, your benchtops look quite thin did you change the width? I love how it all looks, I love how everyones bathroom looks!!!…

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kek
Feb 24, 2010 5:50 am
kek
Surveyor
Surveyor
24 February 2010

Buying off the plan - what to look at???

Buying off the plan - what to look at???

Make sure the allotment is constructed to the stated metes and bounds (dimensions) and to the correct level. Also check that no easements or drainage features have been…

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Surveyor
Feb 24, 2010 12:04 pm
new renovator
new renovator
24 February 2010

Fill in Air Vents

Fill in Air Vents

thanks, charli73 i've had advice from an old hand who said the top vents were still important but i don't know - they let in dust and noise and if i get the company…

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new renovator
Feb 24, 2010 12:24 pm
goodyear
goodyear
24 February 2010

Exterior paint colour??

Exterior paint colour??

Thanks Bel - I am fairly new to this and still on L plates. Thanks fore your reply and have taken your suggestion to redo on Michelle's section. Much appreciated ::lol:: ::lol:: ::lol::

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goodyear
Feb 24, 2010 12:46 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
24 February 2010

Major problem, need your help and advice!

Major problem, need your help and advice!

Gee, I don't know Caz, but I feel for your friend. :( We bought our first house off the plan, with a 10% deposit and the balance on completion, and…

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cazoraz
Feb 24, 2010 7:27 pm
cazoraz
mishb
mishb
24 February 2010

Copy of Land Title

Copy of Land Title

It's ok, I found it with a bit of googling. Emailed to me within 5 minutes.

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mishb
Feb 24, 2010 9:23 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
24 February 2010

curtains/romans /blockouts(views)/plantations

curtains/romans /blockouts(views)/plantations

My neighbour also used Into Blinds, they have white plantation shutters and they look really nice. Sorry I don't know what product they used but could find out for you if need be.

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House-To-Be
Feb 24, 2010 9:37 pm
mb@147a
mb@147a
25 February 2010

Help with wall indentation features! What's it called!?!?

Help with wall indentation features! What's it called!?!?

I just looked it up and it's 300mm high x 1500mm wide x 180mm deep. You could tile it, but we chose not to. I had to make it clear to my youngest…

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mb@147a
Feb 25, 2010 5:06 am
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
25 February 2010

Lennox Air Conditioning ?

Lennox Air Conditioning ?

Sounds like you have an increasing family ! Ours is just the 2 of us and…

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D200 Doug
Feb 25, 2010 12:51 pm
erol
erol
25 February 2010

Owner builder-please help with choosing exterior cladding???

Owner builder-please help with choosing exterior cladding???

I wanted to use colorbond and Linea weatherboard from James Hardie and a Colorbond roof.

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erol
Feb 25, 2010 2:12 pm
laymyhat
laymyhat
25 February 2010

RENOVATE ? EXTEND ? What company

RENOVATE ? EXTEND ? What company

We are in the same boat. Also in Joondanna and also wondering what to do. Currently I am crunching numbers on a variety of scenario's. We had a site survey done and a 3d…

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laymyhat
Feb 25, 2010 10:04 pm
Belial
Belial
26 February 2010

What do you think gives wow factor to a house?

What do you think gives wow factor to a house?
1, 2, 3

Its the lowered spings, flashing neons and the fully sic subwoofer... oh wait never mind thats cars. :D For me the wow factor is good design. Design thats both…

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Belial
Feb 26, 2010 3:56 pm
Belial
lisanne
lisanne
26 February 2010

bathroom electrical question - GPO's

bathroom electrical question - GPO's

Funny you guys are complaining about having the GPO inside the vanity... I'm changing mine so they're in there... I don't wanna see my electric…

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lisanne
Feb 26, 2010 4:17 pm
mattimoo
mattimoo
28 February 2010

how far can we build from the front fence in langwarrin vic?

how far can we build from the front fence in langwarrin vic?

Hi Lesley. I recently went thru this process with Frankston Council, and succesfully applied for consent for a reduced front setback from what is prescribed in the…

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mattimoo
Feb 28, 2010 6:46 pm
haywgl
haywgl
1 March 2010

Tsunami Warning FNQld

Tsunami Warning FNQld

Thanks for your thoughts everyone - she sees the neurologist on Friday so hopefully we will know more then! That is awful Rowena :n: I wasn't too happy with them shipping…

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haywgl
Mar 01, 2010 7:53 am
haywgl
Pebbles
Pebbles
1 March 2010

double power points

double power points

I vote for double as well ... I'm pretty sure we've got doubles throughout our house. Bit off topic ... rubber_noggin - you're avatar had me for a second....love it :lol: :lol:

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Pebbles
Mar 01, 2010 9:27 am
Pebbles
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
1 March 2010

No idea on whats a good microwave - what should I look for??

No idea on whats a good microwave - what should I look for??

One thing that anyone here has not mentioned is an ergonomic aspect. Our flash microwave at home does not have it. The old clunker here at work does. Put a mug of…

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Nathan SteelFab
Mar 01, 2010 9:42 am
Nathan SteelFab
Martin
Martin
1 March 2010

Undersink water filter & chillers

Undersink water filter & chillers

I have got one of these units, and they are great for the modern clutterless kitchens. They dont really cost that much to run because the units are sealed and dont loose…

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Martin
Mar 01, 2010 11:17 am
Martin
homeone
homeone
1 March 2010

KUC Cubby House Challenge 2010 - VOTE NOW

KUC Cubby House Challenge 2010 - VOTE NOW

We appreciate all your votes. As a token of appreciation, those who have voted for People’s Choice winner - to be announced - will automatically go in the draw to win…

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homeone
Mar 01, 2010 4:20 pm
homeone
Annietom
Annietom
1 March 2010

Do most people go for ultra-modern bathrooms?

Do most people go for ultra-modern bathrooms?

Just don't do a boring old 80's bathroom, which I still notice soooooo many new home owners doing, I guess cheap builder... you…

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Annietom
Mar 01, 2010 9:56 pm
Annietom


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