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mel
mel
22 February 2010

His Shed Or Her Shed???

His Shed Or Her Shed???
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the house in perth had 2 little garden sheds. When the OH and i moved in, we paper scissor rock to see who got what shed :)

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mel
Feb 22, 2010 10:14 am
mel
built environ
built environ
22 February 2010

Legal issues with con

Legal issues with con

Que; *5 days cooling off under the Domestic Building contracts Act * Quantum Merit = builder basically being payed for work carried out under contract until homeowner…

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built environ
Feb 22, 2010 1:40 pm
Nott
Nott
22 February 2010

Who's responsible for maintaing the street lights?

Who's responsible for maintaing the street lights?

thanks Kek and others. " eventually" sounds a long wait. council, came on! Spend time on the actual but not on the newsletter.

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Nott
Feb 22, 2010 2:08 pm
Nott
BecH
BecH
22 February 2010

Hills Hoist in plain sight of living areas: yea or nay?

Hills Hoist in plain sight of living areas: yea or nay?
1, 2

We are having the traditional HH but we're lucky that it fits down a dead side of our house anyway so no view of it anyway. But I wouldn't have it in a backyard, if I…

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BecH
Feb 22, 2010 2:55 pm
building.our.first.house
building.our.first.house
22 February 2010

Government Insulation Scheme Scrapped

Government Insulation Scheme Scrapped

according to this news, it's been scrapped?? http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/na ... 5832748655 I am actually more worry about some of the owner might just put the…

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building.our.first.house
Feb 22, 2010 5:06 pm
building.our.first.house
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
22 February 2010

Where have all the indoor plants gone?

Where have all the indoor plants gone?

Oh I want to get some indoor plants but I'm just kinda lazy and not got around to it yet! I spose that's why my christmas tree is still up (yes…

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Fernyhouse
Feb 22, 2010 11:12 pm
Jodie80
Jodie80
22 February 2010

Carlisle Homes - Spectra ... Colour selection centre

Carlisle Homes - Spectra ... Colour selection centre
1, 2

how come everyone on this thread is blatantly advertising carlisle homes? Is this really newsworthy and independent of carlise? as i am…

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Jodie80
Feb 22, 2010 11:13 pm
Jodie80
traceyh
traceyh
23 February 2010

CONGRATULATIONS HOMEONE - Jason is a daddy!

CONGRATULATIONS HOMEONE - Jason is a daddy!
1, 2, 3

she's gorgeous :) i had my little girl a few days earlier on the 21st may 09! they're at such a cute cute cute age - wish i could pause her for a while, they grow up too fast

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traceyh
Feb 23, 2010 2:43 pm
greenforestfairy
greenforestfairy
23 February 2010

Soundproofing of a Home office

Soundproofing of a Home office

hi hippymum, I am thinking about buying the same product from ebay to line my kitchen walls and ceiling. we have problems with noise from…

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greenforestfairy
Feb 23, 2010 3:32 pm
traceyh
traceyh
23 February 2010

Should I pad lock my tap?

Should I pad lock my tap?

we have this problem still (our house is about 3 years old now) - tap out front is our billed water, tap out back is grey water. we reckon they've put in the wrong way -…

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traceyh
Feb 23, 2010 4:00 pm
od
od
23 February 2010

Pool building approval administration fee

Pool building approval administration fee

I've recently had a pool put in. The pool company arranged the building approval, and I was sent the approval letter from the private certifiers. What I missed though…

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od
Feb 23, 2010 8:17 pm
jayw
jayw
23 February 2010

Generally what is $$$

Generally what is $$$

i would have to say glass. also depends on the size of the glass panels you would be using. full height window frames or commercial will add big $$ and affect engineering…

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jayw
Feb 23, 2010 8:59 pm
jayw
kassan1973
kassan1973
23 February 2010

Progress Payments

Progress Payments

Before paying for any stage regardless of wether the builder say's its finished or not ask them for the copy of the inspection for that stage if it is indeed completed…

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kassan1973
Feb 23, 2010 11:43 pm
kek
kek
24 February 2010

Favourite bathroom on the forum

Favourite bathroom on the forum
1, 2, 3

Just a question Kek, your benchtops look quite thin did you change the width? I love how it all looks, I love how everyones bathroom looks!!!…

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kek
Feb 24, 2010 6:50 am
kek
Surveyor
Surveyor
24 February 2010

Buying off the plan - what to look at???

Buying off the plan - what to look at???

Make sure the allotment is constructed to the stated metes and bounds (dimensions) and to the correct level. Also check that no easements or drainage features have been…

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Surveyor
Feb 24, 2010 1:04 pm
new renovator
new renovator
24 February 2010

Fill in Air Vents

Fill in Air Vents

thanks, charli73 i've had advice from an old hand who said the top vents were still important but i don't know - they let in dust and noise and if i get the company…

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new renovator
Feb 24, 2010 1:24 pm
goodyear
goodyear
24 February 2010

Exterior paint colour??

Exterior paint colour??

Thanks Bel - I am fairly new to this and still on L plates. Thanks fore your reply and have taken your suggestion to redo on Michelle's section. Much appreciated ::lol:: ::lol:: ::lol::

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goodyear
Feb 24, 2010 1:46 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
24 February 2010

Major problem, need your help and advice!

Major problem, need your help and advice!

Gee, I don't know Caz, but I feel for your friend. :( We bought our first house off the plan, with a 10% deposit and the balance on completion, and…

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cazoraz
Feb 24, 2010 8:27 pm
cazoraz
mishb
mishb
24 February 2010

Copy of Land Title

Copy of Land Title

It's ok, I found it with a bit of googling. Emailed to me within 5 minutes.

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mishb
Feb 24, 2010 10:23 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
24 February 2010

curtains/romans /blockouts(views)/plantations

curtains/romans /blockouts(views)/plantations

My neighbour also used Into Blinds, they have white plantation shutters and they look really nice. Sorry I don't know what product they used but could find out for you if need be.

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House-To-Be
Feb 24, 2010 10:37 pm
mb@147a
mb@147a
25 February 2010

Help with wall indentation features! What's it called!?!?

Help with wall indentation features! What's it called!?!?

I just looked it up and it's 300mm high x 1500mm wide x 180mm deep. You could tile it, but we chose not to. I had to make it clear to my youngest…

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mb@147a
Feb 25, 2010 6:06 am
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
25 February 2010

Lennox Air Conditioning ?

Lennox Air Conditioning ?

Sounds like you have an increasing family ! Ours is just the 2 of us and…

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D200 Doug
Feb 25, 2010 1:51 pm
erol
erol
25 February 2010

Owner builder-please help with choosing exterior cladding???

Owner builder-please help with choosing exterior cladding???

I wanted to use colorbond and Linea weatherboard from James Hardie and a Colorbond roof.

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erol
Feb 25, 2010 3:12 pm
laymyhat
laymyhat
25 February 2010

RENOVATE ? EXTEND ? What company

RENOVATE ? EXTEND ? What company

We are in the same boat. Also in Joondanna and also wondering what to do. Currently I am crunching numbers on a variety of scenario's. We had a site survey done and a 3d…

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laymyhat
Feb 25, 2010 11:04 pm
Belial
Belial
26 February 2010

What do you think gives wow factor to a house?

What do you think gives wow factor to a house?
1, 2, 3

Its the lowered spings, flashing neons and the fully sic subwoofer... oh wait never mind thats cars. :D For me the wow factor is good design. Design thats both…

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Belial
Feb 26, 2010 4:56 pm
Belial
lisanne
lisanne
26 February 2010

bathroom electrical question - GPO's

bathroom electrical question - GPO's

Funny you guys are complaining about having the GPO inside the vanity... I'm changing mine so they're in there... I don't wanna see my electric…

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lisanne
Feb 26, 2010 5:17 pm
mattimoo
mattimoo
28 February 2010

how far can we build from the front fence in langwarrin vic?

how far can we build from the front fence in langwarrin vic?

Hi Lesley. I recently went thru this process with Frankston Council, and succesfully applied for consent for a reduced front setback from what is prescribed in the…

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mattimoo
Feb 28, 2010 7:46 pm
haywgl
haywgl
1 March 2010

Tsunami Warning FNQld

Tsunami Warning FNQld

Thanks for your thoughts everyone - she sees the neurologist on Friday so hopefully we will know more then! That is awful Rowena :n: I wasn't too happy with them shipping…

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haywgl
Mar 01, 2010 8:53 am
haywgl
Pebbles
Pebbles
1 March 2010

double power points

double power points

I vote for double as well ... I'm pretty sure we've got doubles throughout our house. Bit off topic ... rubber_noggin - you're avatar had me for a second....love it :lol: :lol:

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Pebbles
Mar 01, 2010 10:27 am
Pebbles
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
1 March 2010

No idea on whats a good microwave - what should I look for??

No idea on whats a good microwave - what should I look for??

One thing that anyone here has not mentioned is an ergonomic aspect. Our flash microwave at home does not have it. The old clunker here at work does. Put a mug of…

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Nathan SteelFab
Mar 01, 2010 10:42 am
Nathan SteelFab
pauljackson84
pauljackson84
1 March 2010

Undersink water filter & chillers

Undersink water filter & chillers

I have got one of these units, and they are great for the modern clutterless kitchens. They dont really cost that much to run because the units are sealed and dont loose…

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pauljackson84
Mar 01, 2010 12:17 pm
pauljackson84
homeone
homeone
1 March 2010

KUC Cubby House Challenge 2010 - VOTE NOW

KUC Cubby House Challenge 2010 - VOTE NOW

We appreciate all your votes. As a token of appreciation, those who have voted for People’s Choice winner - to be announced - will automatically go in the draw to win…

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homeone
Mar 01, 2010 5:20 pm
homeone
Annietom
Annietom
1 March 2010

Do most people go for ultra-modern bathrooms?

Do most people go for ultra-modern bathrooms?

Just don't do a boring old 80's bathroom, which I still notice soooooo many new home owners doing, I guess cheap builder... you…

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Annietom
Mar 01, 2010 10:56 pm
Annietom
riffa
riffa
2 March 2010

Roof for Deck?? Perspex? Colorbond? Or what?

Roof for Deck?? Perspex? Colorbond? Or what?
1, 2

Hi I just wanted to say how fantastic this looks. It is exactly what we are thinking of doing. If you don't mind - how much did it cost you…

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riffa
Mar 02, 2010 7:34 am
riffa
OMG
OMG
2 March 2010

House not yet at PCI & received junk mail from real estate

House not yet at PCI & received junk mail from real estate

We received a nicely laminated folder with about 30 pages of info on a particular property management company - and we haven't even started broken ground yet! What I…

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OMG
Mar 02, 2010 9:37 am
GSK
GSK
2 March 2010

How much did you pay for your Dyson?

How much did you pay for your Dyson?

I use my CC for all work expenses so I collect around 100,000 points a year. I just figure out how much in cash I can redeem with the said amount of points, and then work…

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GSK
Mar 02, 2010 11:23 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
2 March 2010

Arched or rectangle toplight for our double entrance door?

Arched or rectangle toplight for our double entrance door?

From looking at your front elevation, it doesn't look like you would have much room for a colonial top light. Has your builder told you it is…

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gettingThere
Mar 02, 2010 9:37 pm
Estimator
Estimator
2 March 2010

Question about gables

Question about gables

One of our nearby neighbours are building the exact same house as ours but we have gables whereas they do not. The only thing that I can see is…

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Estimator
Mar 02, 2010 11:12 pm
Estimator
Estimator
Estimator
2 March 2010

Advice needed Re: Fence

Advice needed Re: Fence

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but Your house is nearly complete, so it's not that the neighbour accessed a vacant block of land. I disagree with the comment that it's…

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Estimator
Mar 02, 2010 11:22 pm
Estimator
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 March 2010

Builders warranty for these defects? Please advise.

Builders warranty for these defects? Please advise.

The short length has 'let go' as the longer sidewall is somewhat tied into the brick mortar lines (indents). The corner that leads to where the HWS would be the path of…

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onc_artisan
Mar 03, 2010 12:19 am
onc_artisan
cazoraz
cazoraz
3 March 2010

What makes a bath parent's-back friendly?

What makes a bath parent's-back friendly?

Getting in with them or putting them in the shower. Baths are paaaaaaaaaainful when bathing little babies or toddlers, I'm glad ours love the shower :)

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cazoraz
Mar 03, 2010 1:08 pm
cazoraz
whattodo
whattodo
3 March 2010

What is the height of your Ceilings?

What is the height of your Ceilings?
1, 2

Our extension is having 12' celings to match with the existing 4 rooms and hallway that we are keeping (1925 bungalow). The ensuite, main bathroom and laundry will be…

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whattodo
Mar 03, 2010 2:06 pm
keyboardwarrior
keyboardwarrior
3 March 2010

Estimated Cost:Fascia Boards + Eaves ?

Estimated Cost:Fascia Boards + Eaves ?

Hello All, I need some help and I was thinking someone may have the answers i need. I need to replace the Fascia Boards around the roof on my house and was wondering how…

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keyboardwarrior
Mar 03, 2010 2:17 pm
BecH
BecH
3 March 2010

QLD Builders, QLeave???

QLD Builders, QLeave???

If you hate the QLeave levy, then maybe I shouldn't mention the brick training levy built into the price of bricks and blocks?? :sh:

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BecH
Mar 03, 2010 3:22 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
3 March 2010

EVE estate - Cranbourne North

EVE estate - Cranbourne North

Hi there, Anyone living in this estate yet? Thanks/regards Leanne (Arrived in Melbourne 6 weeks ago from South Africa :z:

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fairy blue
Mar 03, 2010 5:47 pm
fairy blue
larajane
larajane
3 March 2010

Furniture Stores Melbourne

Furniture Stores Melbourne

Thank you :D I have heard of them, I think there is one on Frankston/Dandenong road in Dandenong from memory. Will definatley go in and have a look!

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larajane
Mar 03, 2010 6:22 pm
larajane
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
3 March 2010

Tile choice, polished rectified or not polished rectified!

Tile choice, polished rectified or not polished rectified!

we were looking at similar - on the website these tiles are $42m2 to buy but the builder wants to charge $60 fully installed (this includes the allowance for the 'included tiles')

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Lunchtime
Mar 03, 2010 8:17 pm
Jazzie
Jazzie
3 March 2010

Doorless linen cupboard?

Doorless linen cupboard?

The builder (relo) said we didn't need doors - can't remember why :th: :roll: but I went along with it at the time. The laundry is a long room off the kitchen (linen press at end…

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Jazzie
Mar 03, 2010 8:33 pm
Jazzie


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