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shelby75
shelby75
17 January 2010

Help us decide! Security screens

Help us decide! Security screens

We had a mix of crimsafe and grill in the house we renovated and we will do the same in the house we are building. The things I liked about crimsafe were : very easy to…

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shelby75
Jan 17, 2010 6:47 pm
themax
themax
17 January 2010

Balustrade suggestions?

Balustrade suggestions?

Correct Andy, having just been through this issue myself. Ours have been certified as ok. Here's ours as an example. Maybe something similar would be…

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themax
Jan 17, 2010 7:59 pm
themax
Lex
Lex
18 January 2010

Restaining the deck....

Restaining the deck....
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Thanks, Duke. We might just be able to squeeze that much out, unless we bare a bit of the slab rebate! (This is if we go with decking ... we have lots of…

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Lex
Jan 18, 2010 6:56 am
Lex
jenz
jenz
18 January 2010

Anyone heard of Goodlife Homes (part of Gemmill Homes) in WA

Anyone heard of Goodlife Homes (part of Gemmill Homes) in WA

Hi We are building with them. We have had a positive experience so far and are hoping to move in to our new house late February! Good luck :)

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jenz
Jan 18, 2010 5:41 pm
jenz
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
18 January 2010

Cost & difficulty of installing new phone outlet

Cost & difficulty of installing new phone outlet

g'day obviously its hard to quote over the internet without seeing in person being on the lower level of an apartment building makes it more tuff.. first of all a…

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cenemelectrical
Jan 18, 2010 6:05 pm
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
18 January 2010

internal door warped............

internal door warped............

hi just been down to the house as p.c.i is due next, and when i got there the painter was there doing touch ups. so i went in and had a look…

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dirkadirk
Jan 18, 2010 6:27 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
19 January 2010

Plastering Prices

Plastering Prices

Hmmm... yeh we might be paying a bit more for being remote (ish) but yes 3k is probably about right for materials (more for us). Flushing and sanding is about 2days with a…

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onc_artisan
Jan 19, 2010 9:24 am
onc_artisan
larajane
larajane
19 January 2010

Home and garden brochures on line

Home and garden brochures on line

Oooo thank you. These will help ease the boredom at work =)

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larajane
Jan 19, 2010 1:05 pm
larajane
barkly
barkly
19 January 2010

Removing underlay staples

Removing underlay staples

Thanks onc_artisan for that. My Dad used to have one of these years and years ago and no doubt it will do the job I am after it to do. Looks like they haven't gone out…

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barkly
Jan 19, 2010 1:47 pm
Lee75
Lee75
19 January 2010

Anyone building with or built with Dechellis Homes.

Anyone building with or built with Dechellis Homes.

Hi Leeanne, I think you will find that this experience you have had is very common. I think most people would agree if all home builders had a list of additional upgrade…

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Lee75
Jan 19, 2010 4:02 pm
themax
themax
19 January 2010

what is engineering?

what is engineering?
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mmm Bacon.... See I knew you could be cute if you wanted to be.

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themax
Jan 19, 2010 5:14 pm
themax
kitty
kitty
19 January 2010

queenslander reno advise

queenslander reno advise

Thanks for responding to my very disjointed questions. You said you project mangage building jobs, I didn't know there was such a thing! Does this mean I could get a…

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kitty
Jan 19, 2010 6:27 pm
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emilygirl
Jan 19, 2010 7:11 pm
sveta
sveta
19 January 2010

Kichen Bench tops-CORIAN?

Kichen Bench tops-CORIAN?

We have corian as standard with our builder. There are some very amazing range of colours in corian. especially the earth tones. We are having granite in the kitchen but…

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sveta
Jan 19, 2010 9:42 pm
suenmatt
suenmatt
20 January 2010

Sheds in Brissy area - Can anyone recomend these?

Sheds in Brissy area - Can anyone recomend these?

We are shopping around for a shed in the Caboolture/Sunshine Coast region (Moreton Bay Shire). Has anyone used these companies and can they recomend them? ABS…

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suenmatt
Jan 20, 2010 9:19 am
camelia
camelia
20 January 2010

attaching photos

attaching photos

just personal reno pics...thanks wizard + southies etc, finally got it..must've been looking at the wrong info.

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camelia
Jan 20, 2010 7:57 pm
maurita
maurita
20 January 2010

A Man Has To Have His Shed - Ours Is Ordered But

A Man Has To Have His Shed - Ours Is Ordered But

Hi Suenmatt, Thanks for confirming the 'Black' issue. We also ended up choosing Monument guttering and roller door with classic cream walls. I am not a fan of classic…

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maurita
Jan 20, 2010 12:29 pm
maurita
oze
oze
20 January 2010

We have just bought....in Eminence!!

We have just bought....in Eminence!!

Congratulations! Welcome to Doreen :D

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oze
Jan 20, 2010 1:47 pm
oze
bel
bel
20 January 2010

Coastal Spec

Coastal Spec

Hi Miss Vintage, Another thing to think about is the fact you will probably need exposure grade bricks. http://boral.com.au/brickinsights/choos ... site=Boral Cheers Bel

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bel
Jan 20, 2010 4:22 pm
bel
shonzilla
shonzilla
20 January 2010

City of Cockburn, WA - Site Coverage

City of Cockburn, WA - Site Coverage

Welcome to Aubin Grove!! And the world of building where you will experience a world of delays, frustrations, excitement and…

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shonzilla
Jan 20, 2010 5:02 pm
shonzilla
mandystoj
mandystoj
20 January 2010

to architect or not! that is the question....

to architect or not! that is the question....

As the previous posters have mentioned, the cost is well over 10k but worth it. My Architect actually studied engineering also so that was a bonus. They are great as they…

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mandystoj
Jan 20, 2010 9:14 pm
stu
stu
20 January 2010

Evapourative cooling in Brisbane

Evapourative cooling in Brisbane
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wait until you get your water bill too We're on tank water so no problem there. Sounds like you getting the benefits…

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stu
Jan 20, 2010 10:10 pm
stu
wizard
wizard
21 January 2010

Maybe a silly question... but what do I start with????

Maybe a silly question... but what do I start with????

If painting or replacing skirtings: Robes, floors, painting (just put drop sheets down) If not, then you could paint before the floors go in, which ever way you go, just…

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wizard
Jan 21, 2010 2:36 pm
wizard

I was actually just reading that article myself LOL Here's the link for anyone interested in reading the article: http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/stor ... 40,00.html

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Zedman
Zedman
22 January 2010

shower floor grout problems

shower floor grout problems

The additive does very little. Is it actual around the waste pipe? The tiles will be on a sand and cement sceed and the tiles glued to them. If you had so much flex it…

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Zedman
Jan 22, 2010 3:39 pm
Zedman
mpcj
mpcj
22 January 2010

In case of fire - what to do?

In case of fire - what to do?
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Thanks guys. :: :: Didn't even know such things existed.

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mpcj
Jan 22, 2010 8:46 pm
mpcj
jusstyce
jusstyce
23 January 2010

Building an enclosed patio or garage from a carport

Building an enclosed patio or garage from a carport

Thanks for your reply. It would be great if you could ask him as I am stressing a little bit that we haven't got enough $$$$ to…

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jusstyce
Jan 23, 2010 8:29 am
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
11 May 2010

Building Camellia 2900 with Burbank Homes

Building Camellia 2900 with Burbank Homes
VIC
1, 2

THANK YOU Naf ::lol:: ,We are at roof cover which should be this week and bricks starting next week. Our guess was to put the order in at lock up :th: .

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pinkdiamond
May 11, 2010 9:48 am
pinkdiamond
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
23 January 2010

Are you lining your new cupboard shelves?

Are you lining your new cupboard shelves?

Try the Independent Living Centre in your state. They're sure to have some. http://www.ilcaustralia.org/contactstates.asp?State=VIC Give them a…

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Fiffaro
Jan 23, 2010 11:48 am
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
23 January 2010

Retaining Wall

Retaining Wall

We cut about 800mm on our boundary about 10cm from the fence. And yes what do you know all the cement from the fence posts came away and the fence fell down in strong…

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buildingadreamhome
Jan 23, 2010 2:21 pm
buildingadreamhome
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
23 January 2010

How can i find out about what to do with my 762sqm land???

How can i find out about what to do with my 762sqm land???

Welcome! If you know there is a dual occupancy permit - then I would find the Development Control Plan for that type of dwelling in your local council area. Have a read…

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stonecutter1309
Jan 23, 2010 5:37 pm
stonecutter1309
serge44
serge44
24 January 2010

DYI sliding wardrobe doors

DYI sliding wardrobe doors

from memory Bunnings have a kit that can convert doors to sliders. A bit of aluminium channel at the top and a guide at the bottom; took a bit of finesse to be able to…

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serge44
Jan 24, 2010 9:35 am
serge44
Casa2
Casa2
24 January 2010

Contract Terms

Contract Terms

I like ways of getting around ridiculous constraints, so how about this if you must go with a such a builder: 1) Before you sign up, mention your builder. 2) After you…

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Casa2
Jan 24, 2010 9:40 am
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onc_artisan
Jan 24, 2010 10:23 am
onc_artisan
Caromac
Caromac
24 January 2010

Recyclng polystyrene packing

Recyclng polystyrene packing

I have heaps of large pots and so does some family members. We use the polystyrene to fill up the space and use it as drainage. It has worked for me.

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Caromac
Jan 24, 2010 1:24 pm
Caromac
JoBen
JoBen
24 January 2010

Marriott Waters, good local take out food

Marriott Waters, good local take out food
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Yyou guys tried the japanese place in p lakes?? nom nom nom...........

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JoBen
Jan 24, 2010 7:38 pm

I have four fanaways in my home, two in the living room and one in each bedroom. They work very well and I'm glad I chose them. The light is bright, they are quiet and I…

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Leane
Jan 24, 2010 8:07 pm
zergling
zergling
25 January 2010

samsung side by side fridge water filter

samsung side by side fridge water filter

Hi, had the samsung fridge for 18mths and have just replaced the water filter. Water is not as cold and also dripping each few mins. after use. Does anyone know how to fix…

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zergling
Jan 25, 2010 6:03 am
relliksalta
relliksalta
25 January 2010

Dissapointed with House Renovation Work

Dissapointed with House Renovation Work

I may be naive but isnt this what BSA insurance is for ? Can't you contact them ?

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relliksalta
Jan 25, 2010 1:10 pm
Jose27
Jose27
25 January 2010

Any painters out there!! Could I have some help Please!

Any painters out there!! Could I have some help Please!

Thank you for that swarvy. Would you believe that our builder has finally made a decision on how to attack the graffiti today!!! :shock: The SS tried different solutions today…

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Jose27
Jan 25, 2010 5:38 pm
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
25 January 2010

After painting, how much longer till its all done?

After painting, how much longer till its all done?

The hardest part is waiting! Seems like this house has been taking forever!! I'd like to think we would be in start of March, but who…

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Fiffaro
Jan 25, 2010 10:37 pm
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
26 January 2010

New Renovation - Where to start ?

New Renovation - Where to start ?

Lucy it sounds like your architects came straight from the ACME school of design! How horrible. To question your architect on a roofline tells me you should be doing his…

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Biff Costanza
Jan 26, 2010 10:06 am
Biff Costanza
Maya_Papaya
Maya_Papaya
26 January 2010

Living in (and building) a stumped home

Living in (and building) a stumped home

Oops - forgot about this thread :oops: Thanks for the replies all :D The concern with the slab is getting the engineering…

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Maya_Papaya
Jan 26, 2010 11:32 am
Candylea
Candylea
26 January 2010

Perth subdivision companies

Perth subdivision companies

Hello drs10 Is there already a house on the lot? My work (Summit Homes) has a Strata division called StrataLiving http://www.stratalife.com.au/index.php Looks like…

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Candylea
Jan 26, 2010 9:10 pm
Candylea
beans
beans
26 January 2010

what type of gate do you have for dog run?

what type of gate do you have for dog run?

Hi Would you please post pictures/attach links/describe what kind of gate you have for your dog run? Thanks.

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beans
Jan 26, 2010 9:41 pm
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
26 January 2010

How the other half live - Cate Blanchetts Award Winning Home

How the other half live - Cate Blanchetts Award Winning Home

I've always liked the 'less is more' approach, that said my house is so tiny I would need to throw everything I own into a skip bin to achieve the look :lol: And you've got…

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IkonInteriors
Jan 26, 2010 10:08 pm
IkonInteriors
Browny16
Browny16
27 January 2010

Extending & renovating. Any advice greatly appreciated

Extending & renovating. Any advice greatly appreciated

Hi all, I just "stumbled" across this forum by chance via a google search. I was actually searching for local laws for the City of Banyule. This is my first post by the…

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Browny16
Jan 26, 2010 11:06 pm


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