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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
1, 2, 3

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?
1, 2

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
1, 2

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

Thanks for the reply Dirk, next step is to get a draftsman to draw it up properly. Hopefully they'd also be able to advise on the feasibility. I took down some more…

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SydneyWest
Jan 26, 2010 11:09 pm
Belial
Belial
27 January 2010

getting a large nature strip classified as a reserve

getting a large nature strip classified as a reserve

Hi guys, My parents currently live in a court they're required to maintain the council 'reserve' nature strip, however they aren't allowed to plant or change the council…

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Belial
Jan 27, 2010 8:02 am
Belial

I know this isn't a massive size for a master bedroom, but I would like to also be able to fit a small ensuite into the area and will of course need to take care of…

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SydneyWest
Jan 27, 2010 3:03 pm
Rooster2
Rooster2
27 January 2010

PORTADA HOMES

PORTADA HOMES

Hi I saw you are building with PORTADA HOMES. What stage are you at with PORTADA HOMES?

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Rooster2
Jan 27, 2010 3:49 pm
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
27 January 2010

LED Lighting

LED Lighting

g'day as an electrican, i have found people wish they didnt go led lighting. yes they do last longer but the light given is a weird BRIGHT WHITE doctors surgery light…

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cenemelectrical
Jan 27, 2010 6:22 pm
Jodie80
Jodie80
27 January 2010

PORTADA HOMES: PORTDA HOMES House and Land package

PORTADA HOMES: PORTDA HOMES House and Land package

:lol: :lol: :lol: I just had a mental image of a cop riding around on a tin of spam... :::

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Jodie80
Jan 27, 2010 6:32 pm
Jodie80
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ihjan
Jan 28, 2010 8:59 am
Trinity
Trinity
28 January 2010

water meter: can any plumbers out there clarify this for me?

water meter: can any plumbers out there clarify this for me?

All about to be resolved. The builder has agreed to put in the extra piping early and has even rung the water company to advise them of the date so they can replace the…

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Trinity
Jan 28, 2010 9:58 am
nikkit
nikkit
28 January 2010

Espresso Ligna kitchen cupboards with timber floorboards??

Espresso Ligna kitchen cupboards with timber floorboards??

Help!! We have our tender appointment next week. At our colour selection appointment at the start of this month we went with an unexpected choice for our kitchen drawers /…

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nikkit
Jan 28, 2010 11:43 am
shineon
shineon
28 January 2010

Glass splash back

Glass splash back

I've been trying to find a decent glass splash back companyt in sydney that also do bathroom shower screens, frameless shower screens and semi frameless shower screens.…

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shineon
Jan 28, 2010 1:36 pm
lucyshouse
lucyshouse
28 January 2010

Wind turbine with feed in tarrif

Wind turbine with feed in tarrif

Last time I looked there weren't any approved home wind turbine systems to feed back into the grid (only to create and store your own) ... would love to know if this has…

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lucyshouse
Jan 28, 2010 4:13 pm
Twiggy
Twiggy
28 January 2010

buying land

buying land

To my general understanding of the process, the site costs are fixed and you can't be asked to pay any more for it - even if they find a cathedral under you…

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Twiggy
Jan 28, 2010 10:32 pm
Twiggy
kiwi
kiwi
21 August 2011

Baumatic Appliances

Baumatic Appliances

see the 'dishwasher thread' re baumatic viewtopic.php?f=16&t=50341&p=771476#p771476 we had a 45 cms baumatic dishwasher..useless. we have a ceramic hob and round hood…

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kiwi
Aug 21, 2011 6:24 am
kiwi
Stormy
Stormy
29 January 2010

Re covering a couch

Re covering a couch

I re-upholstered our dining chairs (just the seat part) and it is very easy, just requires two pairs of hands at times to stretch the fabric evenly while the other…

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Stormy
Jan 29, 2010 7:30 am
Stormy
kek
kek
29 January 2010

TV above Fireplace

TV above Fireplace

I've seen it done, so it must be possible, but I wouldn't. Apart from radiant heat near appliances being a bad idea, the TV would have to be mounted quite high and that…

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kek
Jan 29, 2010 10:59 am
kek
kateypink
kateypink
29 January 2010

What happens with small permanent errors?

What happens with small permanent errors?

Personally I feel if you specify something and want it how you said and paid for it it should be 100% and if your not happy they fix it or you dont pay. It seems to only…

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kateypink
Jan 29, 2010 1:26 pm
cooperplace
cooperplace
29 January 2010

Do You Have Them At Your House & How Do They Affect You????

Do You Have Them At Your House & How Do They Affect You????

You're lucky, they're OK. I thought you might have been talking about silverfish....

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cooperplace
Jan 29, 2010 1:45 pm
Pugs
Pugs
29 January 2010

Phone line Installed, What to do next?

Phone line Installed, What to do next?

we must install a smart wiring package(part of the guidelines).2 phone lines,4 tv pts ,1 data pt .to get free to air we…

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Pugs
Jan 29, 2010 3:55 pm
Pugs
mupsil
mupsil
29 January 2010

Austral - Orange Grove bricks?

Austral - Orange Grove bricks?

Hi all, just wondering if anyone has built a house using Austral - Orange Grove bricks? Cheers!

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mupsil
Jan 29, 2010 5:08 pm


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