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jaelee
jaelee
5 February 2010

PCI for the first timer

PCI for the first timer

Perhaps consider getting a building inspector in before your PCI. Good luck.

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jaelee
Feb 05, 2010 12:06 pm
jeraldo
jeraldo
5 February 2010

T&G Walls, paint or plaster - options?

T&G Walls, paint or plaster - options?

I'm looking to do some work in my lounge room and turn it into a casual theatre/lounge room. Some info: *3m ceilings *Tongue & Groove walls (flat T&G one side,…

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jeraldo
Feb 05, 2010 2:20 pm
ryecandy
ryecandy
5 February 2010

Renovation Antiques, Unusual Findings & Treasures Found!

Renovation Antiques, Unusual Findings & Treasures Found!

What sort of old, antique and unusual findings or treasures have you found during your own personal renovations? I find all sorts of stuff. My wife would call it…

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ryecandy
Feb 05, 2010 4:26 pm
riverton30
riverton30
5 February 2010

the hunt club

the hunt club

Hi there We have bought at the Hunt Club on Stately Drive...waiting for titles hopefully at the end of April :: I'm probably no too much help in terms of what its like…

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riverton30
Feb 05, 2010 7:25 pm
homeone
homeone
6 February 2010

Cascades On Clyde School Dilema

Cascades On Clyde School Dilema

Reproducing Mrs B's post. Most schools organise a bus run to the areas of most need. I would start lobbying the school...there are a variety of…

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homeone
Feb 06, 2010 6:30 pm
homeone
arkanah
arkanah
6 February 2010

Putting a temporary fence up

Putting a temporary fence up

Hi We hired some temporary fencing to keep my daughter's Rotty contained during the build. It was about $600 or so for six months for quite a large area. Can be moved…

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arkanah
Feb 06, 2010 9:21 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
7 February 2010

Isn't it common sense?

Isn't it common sense?

Never assume anything. It will make an "ass" out of "u" and "me"

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 06, 2010 11:19 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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onc_artisan
Feb 07, 2010 1:34 am
onc_artisan
suenmatt
suenmatt
7 February 2010

Window Tinting companies - can anyone recomend one in Brissy

Window Tinting companies - can anyone recomend one in Brissy

Were looking around to get our windows tinted on the house once we move in a few weeks. Can anyone recommend a company? Were on the north side of brissy, up near caboolture.

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suenmatt
Feb 07, 2010 8:56 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
7 February 2010

Brickwork around windows and arches

Brickwork around windows and arches

My partner is thinking if we get sick of the "border" around the windows we can render or just paind it, to freshen it up a little. What do you guys think?

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gettingThere
Feb 07, 2010 10:36 am
miskawhisker
miskawhisker
7 February 2010

Reinforcing rod & longreach bricks over window/door openings

Reinforcing rod & longreach bricks over window/door openings

I've been to an owner builder course & I know that it's common practice to place longreach bricks (90wide 76high 305long) for a number of courses above window & door…

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miskawhisker
Feb 07, 2010 2:07 pm
OMG
OMG
8 February 2010

Upgrade packages, any chance they would allow both??

Upgrade packages, any chance they would allow both??

Coral has 2 upgrade packages & they allow both to be taken. Both are a couple of thousand & inlcude a reasonable amount of stuff but they are nothing like the big m with…

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OMG
Feb 07, 2010 11:35 pm
JilaMint
JilaMint
8 February 2010

First Floor Extension: Is it still liveable?

First Floor Extension: Is it still liveable?

Some things to check ... Will the builders need to reinforce the existing walls for the addition of the second level ? The builders may choose to add temporary supports…

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JilaMint
Feb 08, 2010 9:59 am
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
8 February 2010

Credit Cards

Credit Cards
1, 2

It is not as good…

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Sheepdog
Feb 08, 2010 10:12 am

I love the red brick look. I think most homes should have a brick exterior, it looks so much better than…

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mellowmoo
Feb 09, 2015 4:50 pm

I will move this for you :D Btw, Erin gave some great suggestions!

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Nott
Nott
9 February 2010

My new reno project - need advice please (pics included)

My new reno project - need advice please (pics included)

u know, when I read the title and the first few lines, I thought is that the writer missed a "0" ( her girl turning 3 mature enough to look after the old house ::: ) I know…

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Nott
Feb 09, 2010 8:13 am
Nott
Bam
Bam
9 February 2010

finding out about vacant land developments

finding out about vacant land developments

Id say council as they would have applied for permits etc

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Bam
Feb 09, 2010 10:49 am
Bam
Dollar
Dollar
9 February 2010

Pledges

Pledges

Cashing it in on their holidays etc etc. Haha. I guess it would be good for those who built with them to know some of their money actually ended up going to the appeal as promised.

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Dollar
Feb 09, 2010 6:07 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
9 February 2010

Foil Insulation death !

Foil Insulation death !

I believe it is accurate to say that the foil insulation is only an issue when installed when the wiring is already in place by people who don't…

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gettingThere
Feb 09, 2010 9:41 pm
buzz
buzz
10 February 2010

Reg. curtain rods.

Reg. curtain rods.

No probs ET... ::wink:: Happy bargain hunting! ::lol:: buzz

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buzz
Feb 10, 2010 12:42 pm
buzz
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Lex
May 20, 2010 3:22 pm
Lex
Judie
Judie
11 February 2010

Colorbond Fence Stolen in Craigieburn!!

Colorbond Fence Stolen in Craigieburn!!
1, 2

we too unfortunately had our tree stolen from our nature strip in craigieburn highlands. someone decided that as they are required by…

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Judie
Feb 10, 2010 11:18 pm
Judie
borg
borg
11 February 2010

Should the Builder make a margin / 20% on engineering costs?

Should the Builder make a margin / 20% on engineering costs?

sounds like a big project. Cost plus project are illegal on any build less than 500K

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borg
Feb 11, 2010 7:44 am
borg
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 February 2010

white sand?

white sand?

Dry is NO moisture... if any of the grains stick together then it is not dry. Is it like powder?

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onc_artisan
Feb 11, 2010 11:08 am
onc_artisan
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
11 February 2010

Removing a sandpit .. how to dispose of the sand

Removing a sandpit .. how to dispose of the sand

If you are planning on doing renos why not leave it till you get a skip then let them dump it. Problem solved

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 11, 2010 1:29 pm
Candylea
Candylea
11 February 2010

how long until keys - final payment authorised.

how long until keys - final payment authorised.

Hey sarahc I guess it depends on your bank and how quickly they can do things. My letter from Keystart says "please allow at least a week" for them to do the inspection…

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Candylea
Feb 11, 2010 3:24 pm
Candylea
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 February 2010

Gumption??

Gumption??

Also if you use it once you will have use it to clean that spot from then on as it will have abraided the surface from smooth and will readily 'dirt pick up' from then…

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onc_artisan
Feb 11, 2010 4:18 pm
onc_artisan
zeke
zeke
11 February 2010

Question on Eaves of the house

Question on Eaves of the house

It would be safe to use a wet-cleaning/scraping/scouring method to remove the mould..... the aim of the water would be to avoid getting fibres into the air. You should be…

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zeke
Feb 11, 2010 6:39 pm
zeke
Alessa
Alessa
12 February 2010

SOLD - Matt's house - SOLD!

SOLD - Matt's house - SOLD!
1, 2, 3, 4

Wow, I am totally new to this forum as we've just purchased land elsewhere but I see we are neighbours! I recognised the street lights in your pics! :lol: We don't know…

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Alessa
Feb 12, 2010 12:01 pm

Oh wouldn't we ALL love that walk in robe! :D (I might skip the mirror though. :lol: ) I like the bedrooms you choose. Balconies, water views...

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
michme
michme
12 February 2010

First Home Buyer Help

First Home Buyer Help

Hi stam1, just wondering how you are going with your build. I'm also using this builder and my slab is due to go down on 22nd Feb. I have had quite a few problems with…

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michme
Feb 12, 2010 5:50 pm
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
12 February 2010

Anyone claimed with GIO

Anyone claimed with GIO

They do! Read it all Wednesday :) Most do. Just read the product disclosure statement thoroughly. Like Jodie said, some did apply depreciation, not too many though. The best…

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mrs_smith
Feb 12, 2010 7:01 pm
mrs_smith
Hels
Hels
12 February 2010

Scratch n' dent... Question

Scratch n' dent... Question

The warranty may be limited, you would have to ask the store for that info. However, whilst under warranty (if there is one) you should receive the same service. But ask…

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Hels
Feb 12, 2010 9:35 pm
Hels
Macy
Macy
13 February 2010

the Darwin by Burbank 7 star energy rating

the Darwin by Burbank 7 star energy rating

That link sent me to an index page, I had to search for the house. Assuming I found the right one, which way is north?

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Macy
Feb 13, 2010 8:28 pm
tywoodpark
tywoodpark
14 February 2010

Rafter size

Rafter size

I have an old shed on a small rural property. It is 5m wide by 12m long. The 5M long rafters are supported, at each end, on 200/250mm dia "tree trunks". In the middle of…

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tywoodpark
Feb 14, 2010 2:38 pm
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onc_artisan
Feb 14, 2010 3:16 pm
onc_artisan
suh
suh
14 February 2010

new to homeone

new to homeone

Welcome lamb ::smile:: I can't help you with the information you need, but I like the sound of what you have planned and am sure there is someone here that will know it all ::lol::

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suh
Feb 14, 2010 7:34 pm
suh
danrts
danrts
14 February 2010

DIY Conveyancing Qld - any comments

DIY Conveyancing Qld - any comments

Hi All. I've just signed a contract for a block of land. I'm considering doing the conveyancing myself, using those DIY kits. From memory I : 1. do a title search (online…

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danrts
Feb 14, 2010 8:54 pm
oze
oze
15 February 2010

Street Directory Updates

Street Directory Updates

I rarely use Google maps because it's so old. Street-directory.com.au is updated very regularly from government…

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oze
Feb 15, 2010 8:17 am
oze
jetson
jetson
15 February 2010

Asbestos

Asbestos

Interesting read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asbestos

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jetson
Feb 15, 2010 12:02 pm
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
15 February 2010

Missing Door??

Missing Door??

Pity they didnt give you a discount for the door they now dont have to install. i'm sure if it had of been an extra one you wanted, they would have…

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Sheepdog
Feb 15, 2010 12:37 pm
joeygbh
joeygbh
15 February 2010

How to make a bed taller?

How to make a bed taller?

Yeah, you can get these from Bunnings, to make beds, tables etc. taller. Incidental, we made our old…

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joeygbh
Feb 15, 2010 2:04 pm
joeygbh
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
15 February 2010

Do u garage ( interal) get wet when heavy rain?

Do u garage ( interal) get wet when heavy rain?

... Weep holes won't in my opinion help. Penetrant sealer only... but don't use a membrane type sealer they breakdown…

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onc_artisan
Feb 15, 2010 8:09 pm
onc_artisan
Trinity
Trinity
15 February 2010

bricks, then plaster? or wrap, then plaster?

bricks, then plaster? or wrap, then plaster?

Thanks for your reply. I've managed to book an independent building inspector. He said this is called 'reverse building'. Like you said, not the norm, but sometimes done.

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Trinity
Feb 15, 2010 9:05 pm


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