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RoadkillNZ
RoadkillNZ
24 March 2010

Power outlet covers....

Power outlet covers....

That looks so cool, pity my kids are too old to need them now

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RoadkillNZ
Mar 24, 2010 8:46 pm
happynewbuilder2be
happynewbuilder2be
24 March 2010

parapet wall?

parapet wall?

Thank you so much for helping. Now i understand!! :D

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happynewbuilder2be
Mar 24, 2010 11:22 pm
happynewbuilder2be
happynewbuilder2be
24 March 2010

north facing windows - Dispensation

north facing windows - Dispensation

Thank you for your advice. We have decided that we are going to visit council and get some advice on our dispensation application. I think its a great idea getting their …

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happynewbuilder2be
Mar 24, 2010 11:27 pm
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tempura
Mar 24, 2010 11:55 pm
tempura
fairy blue
fairy blue
25 March 2010

Best plans/layout

Best plans/layout

Check out this thread. There are quite a few posted here. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=18167

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fairy blue
Mar 25, 2010 7:34 am
fairy blue
tempura
tempura
25 March 2010

Purchasing Land and Home Design (Guide for Idiots)

Purchasing Land and Home Design (Guide for Idiots)

Most builders arrange a colour selection appointment at some point - it may be before or after the contract is signed. If after, any upgrades would…

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tempura
Mar 25, 2010 7:36 am
tempura
Ghost
Ghost
25 March 2010

Cost of a false ceiling…. That can’t be right??

Cost of a false ceiling…. That can’t be right??

I am also looking at a false ceiling for a renovation and want to achieve acoustic isolation equal to or better than Rw 50. I believe I can do this by using resilient…

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Ghost
Mar 25, 2010 10:58 am
jec
jec
25 March 2010

3kw solar package

3kw solar package

Have been given a quote for a 3kw solar package which includes: 3.08kW Solon modules (14 x 220W) with Power One PVI-3600 inverter (Italian) and Schletter (German made)…

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jec
Mar 25, 2010 12:33 pm
jbdave
jbdave
25 March 2010

Building a loft bed

Building a loft bed

I guess a beam on the wall, as well as on the other side of the bed would work. Another piece of timber could be fixed to the beam to support the slats (like in a normal…

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jbdave
Mar 25, 2010 2:20 pm
seeking solutions
seeking solutions
25 March 2010

Timber window frames

Timber window frames

With our timber windows there is no site painting at construction stage. Site painting has too much flaws and it is more labor intense than…

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seeking solutions
Mar 25, 2010 5:45 pm
seeking solutions
mikkyG
mikkyG
26 March 2010

new design ideas

new design ideas

Jayneylou, can point us to some sites where we can see some of this work?

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mikkyG
Mar 26, 2010 8:16 am
Southies
Southies
26 March 2010

How do you clean your Security Doors/Windows??

How do you clean your Security Doors/Windows??

Once you do get them clean, pass them over regularly with the vacuum. The secret is not to let the dust build up :wink:

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Southies
Mar 26, 2010 8:19 am
Southies
fruitty
fruitty
26 March 2010

Some Tradies do care!

Some Tradies do care!

I would but he is quiting end of the year to join the public service! Also the builder are well aware that he is doing a good job. They got him to do ours because we were…

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fruitty
Mar 26, 2010 2:11 pm
fruitty
Rowena
Rowena
26 March 2010

How to find out what next door is building?

How to find out what next door is building?

I rang the Whittlesea council and they gave me the details of the building surveyor/planner. I rang them to find out where the windows would be and how they would impact…

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Rowena
Mar 26, 2010 5:23 pm
Rowena
Christopher
Christopher
26 March 2010

Can anyone recomend a Building Certifier?

Can anyone recomend a Building Certifier?

I recommend Certis, they are very easy to deal with and are a private certifier. Regards, Christopher

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Christopher
Mar 26, 2010 7:35 pm
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
26 March 2010

How old is this house?

How old is this house?

Usually they're taller and narrower - I haven't seen this low, wide style on a house from this era before, but I don't think they look like…

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IkonInteriors
Mar 26, 2010 9:51 pm
IkonInteriors
sleven
sleven
26 March 2010

Has anyone done a blackboard paint wall for kids bedroom?

Has anyone done a blackboard paint wall for kids bedroom?

Awesome... I love this stuff... this is the whole reason I changed the flooring in our rumpus from carpet to laminate timbers... just so I can paint a wall in the…

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sleven
Mar 26, 2010 11:17 pm
sleven
Lol
Lol
27 March 2010

Steel or Timber Fascias with Steel aframed house

Steel or Timber Fascias with Steel aframed house

I prefer the appearance of timber fascias for a new steel framed house I am building, but was told they are incompatible with steel framing, and I should use metal…

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Lol
Mar 27, 2010 12:30 am
Lol
Lol
27 March 2010

Timber floors over Hebel sub=floor

Timber floors over Hebel sub=floor

Although the Hebel brochures state one can use natural timber on a frame over hebel, I have been advised to use engineered timber flooring instead. Has anyone any comments please?

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Lol
Mar 27, 2010 12:33 am
digga123
digga123
27 March 2010

For Sale - Corinthian Madison Entrance Door

For Sale - Corinthian Madison Entrance Door

During our house build there was a mix up between us and the builder and we have ended up with a door we don't want. I'm trying to sell it on ebay if anyone is interested.…

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digga123
Mar 27, 2010 7:32 am
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
27 March 2010

Worst thing the builder said to you !!!

Worst thing the builder said to you !!!
1, 2, 3, 4

Not what the builder said (haven't got to that stage just yet)....but the removalist!! Several times he said 'it will take you 6 months to find things', at first I…

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HappyCamper_au
Mar 27, 2010 5:56 pm
matt56
matt56
27 March 2010

Any Plantation Arena Bk1 owers here?

Any Plantation Arena Bk1 owers here?

Hi Guys, We will be building an Arena BK1 in the near future. Its part of the essence collection and they have no displays of this house. Its probably a long shot, but we…

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matt56
Mar 27, 2010 8:12 pm
GSK
GSK
27 March 2010

Frogs Sofas - Melbourne

Frogs Sofas - Melbourne

This is an old thread which I actually stumbled across doing a google search for Frog Sofas. We just ordered a 4 seater and a 2.5 seater today. Total cost in Linen…

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GSK
Mar 27, 2010 9:06 pm
clarej
clarej
29 March 2010

Natural Mortar

Natural Mortar
1, 2

We're building with M also, and I don't like bricks at all - unfortunately can't afford to render :( The only one I really seem to be ok with is Sandy Beach - but I've…

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clarej
Mar 29, 2010 4:51 pm
kinnean
kinnean
29 March 2010

Replacing tiled roof with tin/zincalume

Replacing tiled roof with tin/zincalume

Hi all. New user who needs some advice. I am in the process of extending our house and I'm replacing the existing tiled roof with a new zincalume one. My question is how…

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kinnean
Mar 29, 2010 11:24 pm
downtime
downtime
30 March 2010

Colourbond fencing companies - Sydney

Colourbond fencing companies - Sydney

1 year ago, 2 different guys quoted me the same price $52/m for 89m including everything (reduced from $55 upon nego). Other quotes ranged from 60 to 75. The material is…

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downtime
Mar 30, 2010 11:22 am
happystarz
happystarz
30 March 2010

Recommend me a builder!

Recommend me a builder!

haha, sorry Mrs B, i'm from Melbourne.

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happystarz
Mar 30, 2010 12:11 pm
Linor501
Linor501
30 March 2010

Battle axe

Battle axe

Thanks guys... Now I have a better understanding of battle axe... :D

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Linor501
Mar 30, 2010 3:25 pm
Linor501
larajane
larajane
30 March 2010

VOIP? ADSL2? Naked DSL? Have I been in hybernation?

VOIP? ADSL2? Naked DSL? Have I been in hybernation?

Yes, you can easily switch between plans, even while in contract. You can't sign up with Primus on the Max plan, as it is only available for existing customers, but if…

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larajane
Mar 30, 2010 6:23 pm
larajane
take2
take2
30 March 2010

Sink drains - plastic or metal?

Sink drains - plastic or metal?

Chux magic squares clean the stainless steel without scratching. Cheers Lou

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take2
Mar 30, 2010 6:45 pm
take2
kek
kek
30 March 2010

Cost of House

Cost of House

Costs will vary a lot between states - and if you're in a regional area, you'll find they're different to capital cities too. Your slope and the step down will add to the…

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kek
Mar 30, 2010 7:31 pm
kek
FELIXX
FELIXX
31 March 2010

List of what to look for at PCI

List of what to look for at PCI

The second one was the list i was looking for. But I'll take a little from each list. Thank you :D

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FELIXX
Mar 31, 2010 6:21 am
Helloween
Helloween
31 March 2010

Please explain - could this be possible

Please explain - could this be possible

I have that too... My lock-up is supposed to be at 60% but they have also sent me the bill for fixing which is at 85%. How could they state that they are that far ahead,…

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Helloween
Mar 31, 2010 2:40 pm
Helloween
celica
celica
1 April 2010

Waterproofing a parapet wall on the Neighbours side

Waterproofing a parapet wall on the Neighbours side

We had this problem although from the opposite side. The neighbours complained of a damp look and smell in their garage. Their floor was about 2 under our soil level…

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celica
Apr 01, 2010 9:15 am
Notsubtle
Notsubtle
1 April 2010

Can I paint skirtings white?

Can I paint skirtings white?

Thanks sleven.....if your Aunt has done lots of renos and done the same...it must be common practise. Feel better about it now. :)

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Notsubtle
Apr 01, 2010 11:52 am
Belial
Belial
1 April 2010

Costs at Settlement of Land - Urgent Help Required!!!

Costs at Settlement of Land - Urgent Help Required!!!

Know what you mean mate out the value being not shown, our conveyencer recommended we have up to around $1500 spare cash allocated as it shouldnt be more than that for the…

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Belial
Apr 01, 2010 1:03 pm
Belial
mattwalker
mattwalker
1 April 2010

25% off all stock - www.selbyacoustics.com.au

25% off all stock - www.selbyacoustics.com.au

Happy Easter! Easter is upon us and to celebrate we are helping you save! (more money for Chocolate Easter Eggs) Whats the deal? 25% OFF our…

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mattwalker
Apr 01, 2010 4:59 pm
mattwalker
dreamz
dreamz
1 April 2010

News Articles of Interest

News Articles of Interest

No not any thing specific i guess more in relation to Housing in australia that anyone feels that is worth sharing :-)

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dreamz
Apr 01, 2010 6:00 pm
borepig
borepig
1 April 2010

Front Fence - Where to start? Where to get a quote

Front Fence - Where to start? Where to get a quote

not so much different - our width is a shade under 16m. i did say the design was different at the start. never mind, was only trying to help.…

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borepig
Apr 01, 2010 9:04 pm
Rowena
Rowena
2 April 2010

Have a happy and safe Easter

Have a happy and safe Easter

Ditto. have a great weekend, stay safe and drive like a nanna!

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Rowena
Apr 02, 2010 11:24 am
Rowena
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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 02, 2010 1:19 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TDS
TDS
2 April 2010

Cleaner - North East Melb

Cleaner - North East Melb

Hi Riss, We have checked with the 2 ppl that we know, unfortunately both are not taking on any more work, Sorry. If it changes we will let you know. :(

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TDS
Apr 02, 2010 2:45 pm
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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