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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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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

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