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Four of our windows are wrong !

Four of our windows are wrong !

I wish all the windows at ours were awning windows. The ventilation and easy of use is far better. The look nicer too. you can have them open with a bit of rain around and…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 05, 2010 12:25 am
TheGardenWhisperer
ref_kt
ref_kt
5 May 2010

When your neighbour wants a different fence colour.........

When your neighbour wants a different fence colour.........

As Rex said! there is a few shades, one is rather dark and the one i don't like.

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ref_kt
May 05, 2010 12:33 am
ref_kt
lizzy stardust
lizzy stardust
5 May 2010

Forum Maintenance

Forum Maintenance

I'd cleared the cache and all my cookies and checked that it wasn't in offline mode. My husband who works in IT had a look as well and we still can't figure out why it's…

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lizzy stardust
May 05, 2010 9:21 am
lizzy stardust

What would you do?

What would you do?

W will definatly not be proceeding with our build with this company. I checked BSA (Thanks Lou) $10m difference between last financial year & this!!!! ::surprise:: & They didn't…

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Living the dream
May 05, 2010 9:29 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
5 May 2010

Steel support beam at the end of the kitchen island bench

Steel support beam at the end of the kitchen island bench

The compromise we made to get rid of the support structure was to extend the first floor to sit flush with the ground floor. If we got rid of the beam and left the floor…

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McKinnon
May 05, 2010 12:24 pm
barker
barker
5 May 2010

width of walk in robe section

width of walk in robe section

Thanks guys, Have been considering reducing it to 800 to get a bit more room in the main bathroom and you guys have sold me.

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barker
May 05, 2010 2:41 pm
barker
MartinaL
MartinaL
5 May 2010

Plaster Tape bubbles

Plaster Tape bubbles

It is not corners it is on butt joints between two sheets, we have teh metal stuff on the corners and it works well Going to attempt to cut the bubbles out and see how we…

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MartinaL
May 05, 2010 4:12 pm
lisanne
lisanne
5 May 2010

3 month maintanence

3 month maintanence

If you do a search there are quite a few good threads already

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lisanne
May 05, 2010 7:11 pm
mohit
mohit
6 May 2010

Blocked Ducted Vacuum

Blocked Ducted Vacuum

:z: :z: :z: Fixed the blockage....use of boilde water with detergent on the hose and then high pressure water from Karcher!! Whooshka...all papers and a polybag blocking my…

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mohit
May 06, 2010 7:25 am
bel
bel
6 May 2010

Plasterer and cement rendering in sydney?

Plasterer and cement rendering in sydney?

Ok have the details P (Paul) & L Faulks & Son Will pm you Nic and Kris. Cheers Bel

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bel
May 06, 2010 8:19 am
bel
NevilleW
NevilleW
6 May 2010

New Rouse Hill - New Release

New Rouse Hill - New Release

In case any of you have an interest in this development, a new small release (20? blocks) has just been…

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NevilleW
May 06, 2010 5:40 pm
dashboard64
dashboard64
6 May 2010

Where to find a bathroom/bedroom planner?

Where to find a bathroom/bedroom planner?

G'day I found 2, 1 on Reeces website and 1 on tradelinks. They are kind of limited and my wife still looked at it strangely The best way I found to get her to visualise it…

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dashboard64
May 06, 2010 6:30 pm
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
6 May 2010

$3500 sqm for an extension

$3500 sqm for an extension

I haven't done the numbers on our reno but I'm sure it's up at that rate :(

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Biff Costanza
May 06, 2010 6:58 pm
Biff Costanza
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
29 May 2010

Costing OB project for bank

Costing OB project for bank

Does anyone think it is still worth getting an estimate done if we can even though we have started building?

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Raleighfarm
May 29, 2010 8:38 am
Raleighfarm
AaA1
AaA1
6 May 2010

Does Building Insurance cover owner supply item

Does Building Insurance cover owner supply item

Hi Guys! Good news! Builder finally has sent us a cheque for the stolen intercom system! Thanks EBH! Cheers!

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AaA1
May 06, 2010 9:47 pm
phoenixrain
phoenixrain
7 May 2010

Celebration Homes WA?

Celebration Homes WA?

You should do a search of the forum as there is quite a lot of information on Celebration Homes. As you mentioned Dale Alcock, they are like their "sister" counterpart,…

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phoenixrain
May 07, 2010 3:13 am
phoenixrain
borg
borg
7 May 2010

Driveway concreting

Driveway concreting

plain concrete cost around 130-150 per cubic meter at the most. I reckon most would get cheaper then that normally. 50-55 for plan concrete is about right. I think the…

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borg
May 07, 2010 9:27 am
borg
Lex
Lex
7 May 2010

Tiling Question

Tiling Question

And then they did the walls (not to the ceiling, just builder's standard height) in those rooms (incl. bath hob) in less than 1 day too ... Forgot to say that there were…

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Lex
May 07, 2010 10:53 am
Lex
GypsyGrannies1
GypsyGrannies1
7 May 2010

Steel Roof Frame creaking/popping

Steel Roof Frame creaking/popping

A few years ago we owned a steel frame house but it had a colourbond roof and the ceiling was 25mm V-jointed Tassie Oak, then under the colourbond was sarking with…

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GypsyGrannies1
May 07, 2010 4:13 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
8 May 2010

Contract Signing

Contract Signing

I just signed my contract on Thursday, frankly I couldn't go back to sign them again so I signed them on the day and we have 5 days to make changes or cancel. I already…

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Victoria_g06
May 08, 2010 7:35 am
Victoria_g06
kyiee81
kyiee81
8 May 2010

Abracadabra: MagicJ's Reno Thread - New green cookware :0)

Abracadabra: MagicJ's Reno Thread - New green cookware :0)
1 ... 4, 5, 6

i love green too, your house is amazing!!! we have 3 green feature walls in our home called 'paris creek' by dulux. I love your green cookware! I would never think of…

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kyiee81
May 08, 2010 8:13 am
kyiee81
Mimi79
Mimi79
8 May 2010

In between houses - short term rentals in Melb??

In between houses - short term rentals in Melb??

I would just apply and state what you need. The house we got stated 12 month lease only and NO PETS and here we are with an 8 month lease and a dog. Sometimes landlords…

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Mimi79
May 08, 2010 11:54 pm
Rowena
Rowena
9 May 2010

Roof tiles or Colourbond?

Roof tiles or Colourbond?

Colorbond :D We were tossing up between DFH & NBG and one of the deciding factors was the extra inclusions with NBG. DFH wanted an extra $6k for colorbond, which is standard…

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Rowena
May 09, 2010 12:18 pm
Rowena
Frogger
Frogger
9 May 2010

Ottomans - Melbourne

Ottomans - Melbourne

wow $100 thats even cheaper than what he has on his website! You got a great deal! I'm just waiting for him to come back from overseas...there is a message on his phone…

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Frogger
May 09, 2010 2:01 pm
RoadkillNZ
RoadkillNZ
9 May 2010

Display home locations. Brisbane. Gold coast

Display home locations. Brisbane. Gold coast

I was thinking that Google maps might have some on there as well.

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RoadkillNZ
May 09, 2010 3:02 pm
fox
fox
9 May 2010

Need to extend natural gas outlets : are there standards?

Need to extend natural gas outlets : are there standards?

Hi all, I'm looking to install a natural gas fireplace and also install ductal gas heating in an existing double story house. The house is concrete slab. The mains gas is…

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fox
May 09, 2010 5:49 pm
taki
taki
9 May 2010

Drain or something else at the back of the block

Drain or something else at the back of the block

Thank you dilla and kek, it's eased my mind a little bit, I've contacted developer and waiting for reply. Luckily drain is very close to the fence so should be around 5m…

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taki
May 09, 2010 7:09 pm
mummagoose
mummagoose
10 May 2010

laundry via kitchen?

laundry via kitchen?
1, 2

Geez Onc, and here I was looking forward to your opinion on the laundry/kitchen thing!!!! Thanks though :: :D

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mummagoose
May 10, 2010 12:19 pm
Yellow
Yellow
10 May 2010

Optus underground cabling

Optus underground cabling

As far as I recall Optus never did underground cabling? They ran the HFC (Hybrid Fiber Coax) network past a lot of houses, but that was all…

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Yellow
May 10, 2010 12:54 pm
75etd
75etd
10 May 2010

Changing title into sons names

Changing title into sons names

There are definately gifting rules for pensioners. You would definately need to speak to Centrelink.

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75etd
May 10, 2010 8:25 pm
netadelle
netadelle
10 May 2010

Help - Plantation Shutters - what's wrong with Basswood???

Help - Plantation Shutters - what's wrong with Basswood???

I've just ordered western red cedar shutters from ShutterKits. They are supposed to arrive Wednesday, we are going to paint and install them ourselves. So will let you…

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netadelle
May 10, 2010 10:22 pm
netadelle
JazzyPerth
JazzyPerth
11 May 2010

Atrium Homes in Perth

Atrium Homes in Perth

Has any one built 2 storey house with with Atrium Homes in Perth, any experiences with them etc..

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JazzyPerth
May 11, 2010 12:14 am
JazzyPerth
JazzyPerth
11 May 2010

Two storey Homes in Perth

Two storey Homes in Perth

Any one out there who can share their experiences of building 2 storey house with any builder in Perth?

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JazzyPerth
May 11, 2010 12:18 am
SpArKLyStAr
SpArKLyStAr
11 May 2010

land delayed: contract implications - need some advice!

land delayed: contract implications - need some advice!

Hrmm... cool, thanks guys. I think they're going to be nice enough and hold the price for us until October. But if it gets delayed any further, they'll pass on the…

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SpArKLyStAr
May 11, 2010 11:46 am
Steveo
Steveo
11 May 2010

Architect Required

Architect Required

Hi MMicallef, I used a draftsman for my design and he was great - actualy listened to what we wanted. Also a lot cheaper then an architect. He is Geelong based also. PM…

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Steveo
May 11, 2010 6:35 pm
Steveo
kiwichick
kiwichick
11 May 2010

What to do with leftover bricks from build

What to do with leftover bricks from build

The leftover bricks can be used creatively. If you need to lay a patio, the bricks look great used in a pattern in a concrete slab. The bricks will help tie the patio to…

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kiwichick
May 11, 2010 11:53 pm
wallacetai
wallacetai
12 May 2010

Handover / Moving Home Check List

Handover / Moving Home Check List

One other thing that wasnt in your original list was to get all carpets dry cleaned at your current rental. You mentioned you were going to…

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wallacetai
May 12, 2010 8:48 pm
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
13 May 2010

Wireless Intercom Systems

Wireless Intercom Systems

I bought a Panasonic cordless phone system with a total of four handsets. These can be used as intercoms, with the ability to call individual phones or all of them…

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Fiffaro
May 13, 2010 1:07 am
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
13 May 2010

brackets for bookcase?

brackets for bookcase?

If the bookcases stand on the floor, so that the brackets are there only to prevent the bookcases tipping forward, then they don't need to be particularly large or strong.…

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Fiffaro
May 13, 2010 1:16 am
kek
kek
13 May 2010

Why is everything painted fluorescent orange?

Why is everything painted fluorescent orange?

:lol: Our lot number is still recorded on the gutter in bright blue paint....more than three years after it was done. It needs to last throughout the build, until council…

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kek
May 13, 2010 7:22 am
kek
kek
kek
13 May 2010

How much are you insuring your new house (Building ONLY)?

How much are you insuring your new house (Building ONLY)?

You also need to factor in the replacement cost of EVERYTHING on your land. That includes fences, driveway and paving, sheds, water tanks, clothesline, letterbox, any…

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kek
May 13, 2010 7:34 am
kek
tradeup
tradeup
13 May 2010

Anyone used Choc Brown Wood Venetians???

Anyone used Choc Brown Wood Venetians???

I agree with HappyCamper. We have these in our kitchen and although they look great, practically speaking I would avoid having them. When the sun shines on them, you…

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tradeup
May 13, 2010 8:54 am
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ECOECO
May 13, 2010 1:10 pm
ECOECO
dreamz
dreamz
13 May 2010

Dollars and Sense!

Dollars and Sense!

One of the nicest advice i've been told personally in a long time! "Don't Build your home until you know exactly what you want... after all it's on of the biggest…

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dreamz
May 13, 2010 6:15 pm
gacho
gacho
13 May 2010

Does anyone know a good cheap person to remove soil ???

Does anyone know a good cheap person to remove soil ???

hehehe.. wish it was that easy :) Anyways.. just an update I called the site supervisor to our adjacent property and he promised to move the soil by the weekend.. *fingers…

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gacho
May 13, 2010 9:17 pm
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aLLaNNa1
May 14, 2010 11:14 am
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
14 May 2010

Getting rid of my pool...

Getting rid of my pool...

Would it be possible to seal the top with out destroying the pool incase you ever wanted it again?

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Lunchtime
May 14, 2010 11:49 am
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
14 May 2010

MOYA LED LIGHTING---LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE

MOYA LED LIGHTING---LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE

I'm assuming this is spam? Same post, posted on multiple forums within 12hours

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TimmyDunlop
May 14, 2010 12:48 pm
joeT
joeT
15 May 2010

CONCRETE SLAB ENGINEERING??????

CONCRETE SLAB ENGINEERING??????

Soil and concrete testers can do it, have a search in the yellow pages.

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joeT
May 15, 2010 9:10 pm

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