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mpcj
mpcj
1 February 2010

A question about an oven.

A question about an oven.

Agree - replace. You paid money for new!!

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mpcj
Feb 01, 2010 10:42 am
mpcj
grinder
grinder
1 February 2010

Brick wall cutting?

Brick wall cutting?

Recently, a friend asked me if I can cut a square hole in his bathroom wall which is solid brick 15cm thickness. I can't do it right now because of some known reasons to…

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grinder
Feb 01, 2010 4:18 pm
grinder
just Erin
just Erin
1 February 2010

simonds

simonds

What, no razor wire and search lights around the perimeter? :shock:

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just Erin
Feb 01, 2010 5:49 pm
just Erin
Mango
Mango
1 February 2010

Tiling & waterfall edges

Tiling & waterfall edges

Are you kitchen cupboards already in and just waiting on the stone? As long as it wont effect your benchtop height, it wont matter if the stone is done last. We have…

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Mango
Feb 01, 2010 7:32 pm
BecH
BecH
1 February 2010

Let's talk about Storage

Let's talk about Storage
1, 2, 3

Storage was a must for us too, we have; WIR in all the kids bedrooms Built in robe in guest room 5m x 3m dressing room in the master bedroom Walk in Linen cupboard Floor…

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BecH
Feb 01, 2010 9:53 pm
anthonybaz
anthonybaz
1 February 2010

$150,000 quote for home reno & extensions seems excessive

$150,000 quote for home reno & extensions seems excessive

I am a builder and it is hard to comment unless you see the plans. Did you give the builder PC allowances or did he come up with his own? Is all the plumbing to be…

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anthonybaz
Feb 01, 2010 10:02 pm
trenomi
trenomi
2 February 2010

What colour bricks to go with a Jasper roof?

What colour bricks to go with a Jasper roof?

OK after much debate we have decided to go with Austral Nougat.....pheww. So far the houses & photos we have seen look great & we have seen a number of coloured roofs from…

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trenomi
Feb 02, 2010 9:40 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
2 February 2010

Favourite kitchen on the forum

Favourite kitchen on the forum

What is your favourite kitchen on the forum? Inspired by the "Favourite house on the forum" thread :)

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gettingThere
Feb 02, 2010 12:52 pm
building1
building1
2 February 2010

We have a hold on a block at Heritage Springs!!

We have a hold on a block at Heritage Springs!!

The waiting game is so hard, I don't know how i'm going to go if we actually get to settlement stage because everything works out the way we want it to. And building a…

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building1
Feb 02, 2010 2:04 pm
justcamping
justcamping
2 February 2010

Where do you iron?

Where do you iron?
1, 2, 3

I iron just about everything.Im a baby boomer and my mother told me that ironing kills germs so I have done it ever since so I blame her. One board upstairs and one…

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justcamping
Feb 02, 2010 3:46 pm
justcamping
JJ305
JJ305
2 February 2010

Meterbox locations and laws

Meterbox locations and laws

I'm pretty sure there are regulations, but the distance is usually measured from where the gas point is in your land. Its the same for water and electricity. The meter…

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JJ305
Feb 02, 2010 4:12 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
2 February 2010

Looking for a Structural Engineer in Adelaide

Looking for a Structural Engineer in Adelaide

Can anyone recommend a qualified structural engineer who is able to sign off a steel framing stage of the building progress? Would love to hear your recommendations.

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gettingThere
Feb 02, 2010 4:38 pm
jodge
jodge
2 February 2010

Favorite house on the forum

Favorite house on the forum
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Yay! JohnnyD and Jodge for president! Who created this thread? Isn't it all about neighbour-loving???

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jodge
Feb 02, 2010 10:09 pm
jodge
anthonybaz
anthonybaz
3 February 2010

Joinery - Sydney area

Joinery - Sydney area

Hi Guys, I am a builder and can give you a name of our joiner. He is excellent and recently finished putting in $60,000 worth of joinery in our latest project in Balmain.…

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anthonybaz
Feb 03, 2010 10:38 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
3 February 2010

Steel Frame overhanging.....???? PLEASE HELP

Steel Frame overhanging.....???? PLEASE HELP

i wish our builder was as good as yours.........they keep telling us that it is normal...........ummmmm hello i dont think so!!! By the way i got…

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gettingThere
Feb 03, 2010 10:42 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
3 February 2010

Need some tradies - Plasteres especially - water damage

Need some tradies - Plasteres especially - water damage

Nice of the Insurance company to lump you with this task. I'm surprised they dont have a small builder doing their work. Try the yellow pages or local listings. Do you…

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 03, 2010 2:06 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
3 February 2010

Are your shower taps on internal or external walls?

Are your shower taps on internal or external walls?

Thank you all!!! I just wanted to confirm if it makes no difference, because for niches it does make a difference. Which is great. I will now have taps on the external…

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gettingThere
Feb 03, 2010 8:12 pm
robinred55
robinred55
3 February 2010

HELP!! UPGRADING OF PAINTWORK INSIDE HOUSE

HELP!! UPGRADING OF PAINTWORK INSIDE HOUSE

The last home we built we had the standard builders "washable" paint. What a joke! When you washed marks off the wall the paint came with it. The external paint was worse.…

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robinred55
Feb 03, 2010 8:25 pm
cverm
cverm
4 February 2010

Paint Colours and colour scheme to go with light grey carpet

Paint Colours and colour scheme to go with light grey carpet

I think a chalky tone would be a comprise for you both, a colour like dulux china white will create a nice warm feel without looking yellow at all and without being too…

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cverm
Feb 04, 2010 11:53 am
btherl
btherl
4 February 2010

Builders concerns, Buyers concerns.

Builders concerns, Buyers concerns.

Buyer: Will builder explain things thoroughly? I've never built a house before. Builder: Does buyer have unrealistic expectations?

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btherl
Feb 04, 2010 12:29 pm
btherl
Blocklayer
Blocklayer
4 February 2010

Calculations for stairs, roof framing, decks etc

Calculations for stairs, roof framing, decks etc

Some of you may find this ******* collection of (free) online calculators useful. Stairs, roof framing, gazebo, deck etc Always keen to add more calculators, so if you…

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Blocklayer
Feb 04, 2010 10:02 pm
Nightshade
Nightshade
5 February 2010

The desk is in... and we're done!!!!

The desk is in... and we're done!!!!
1, 2

It looks great! I'm so jealous...hoping to get something similar in my place if I have any money left

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Nightshade
Feb 05, 2010 8:13 am
jaelee
jaelee
5 February 2010

Need advice... What would you do...

Need advice... What would you do...

I would have a chat to a real estate agent to get a value of your property as it is now, and then ask if you were to do what you have suggested ask them what they would…

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jaelee
Feb 05, 2010 12:59 pm
jaelee
jaelee
5 February 2010

PCI for the first timer

PCI for the first timer

Perhaps consider getting a building inspector in before your PCI. Good luck.

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jaelee
Feb 05, 2010 1:06 pm
jeraldo
jeraldo
5 February 2010

T&G Walls, paint or plaster - options?

T&G Walls, paint or plaster - options?

I'm looking to do some work in my lounge room and turn it into a casual theatre/lounge room. Some info: *3m ceilings *Tongue & Groove walls (flat T&G one side,…

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jeraldo
Feb 05, 2010 3:20 pm
ryecandy
ryecandy
5 February 2010

Renovation Antiques, Unusual Findings & Treasures Found!

Renovation Antiques, Unusual Findings & Treasures Found!

What sort of old, antique and unusual findings or treasures have you found during your own personal renovations? I find all sorts of stuff. My wife would call it…

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ryecandy
Feb 05, 2010 5:26 pm
riverton30
riverton30
5 February 2010

the hunt club

the hunt club

Hi there We have bought at the Hunt Club on Stately Drive...waiting for titles hopefully at the end of April :: I'm probably no too much help in terms of what its like…

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riverton30
Feb 05, 2010 8:25 pm
homeone
homeone
6 February 2010

Cascades On Clyde School Dilema

Cascades On Clyde School Dilema

Reproducing Mrs B's post. Most schools organise a bus run to the areas of most need. I would start lobbying the school...there are a variety of…

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homeone
Feb 06, 2010 7:30 pm
homeone
arkanah
arkanah
6 February 2010

Putting a temporary fence up

Putting a temporary fence up

Hi We hired some temporary fencing to keep my daughter's Rotty contained during the build. It was about $600 or so for six months for quite a large area. Can be moved…

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arkanah
Feb 06, 2010 10:21 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 February 2010

Isn't it common sense?

Isn't it common sense?

Never assume anything. It will make an "ass" out of "u" and "me"

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 07, 2010 12:19 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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onc_artisan
Feb 07, 2010 2:34 am
onc_artisan
suenmatt
suenmatt
7 February 2010

Window Tinting companies - can anyone recomend one in Brissy

Window Tinting companies - can anyone recomend one in Brissy

Were looking around to get our windows tinted on the house once we move in a few weeks. Can anyone recommend a company? Were on the north side of brissy, up near caboolture.

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suenmatt
Feb 07, 2010 9:56 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
7 February 2010

Brickwork around windows and arches

Brickwork around windows and arches

My partner is thinking if we get sick of the "border" around the windows we can render or just paind it, to freshen it up a little. What do you guys think?

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gettingThere
Feb 07, 2010 11:36 am
miskawhisker
miskawhisker
7 February 2010

Reinforcing rod & longreach bricks over window/door openings

Reinforcing rod & longreach bricks over window/door openings

I've been to an owner builder course & I know that it's common practice to place longreach bricks (90wide 76high 305long) for a number of courses above window & door…

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miskawhisker
Feb 07, 2010 3:07 pm
OMG
OMG
8 February 2010

Upgrade packages, any chance they would allow both??

Upgrade packages, any chance they would allow both??

Coral has 2 upgrade packages & they allow both to be taken. Both are a couple of thousand & inlcude a reasonable amount of stuff but they are nothing like the big m with…

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OMG
Feb 08, 2010 12:35 am
JilaMint
JilaMint
8 February 2010

First Floor Extension: Is it still liveable?

First Floor Extension: Is it still liveable?

Some things to check ... Will the builders need to reinforce the existing walls for the addition of the second level ? The builders may choose to add temporary supports…

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JilaMint
Feb 08, 2010 10:59 am
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
8 February 2010

Credit Cards

Credit Cards
1, 2

It is not as good…

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Sheepdog
Feb 08, 2010 11:12 am

I love the red brick look. I think most homes should have a brick exterior, it looks so much better than…

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mellowmoo
Feb 09, 2015 5:50 pm

I will move this for you :D Btw, Erin gave some great suggestions!

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
Nott
Nott
9 February 2010

My new reno project - need advice please (pics included)

My new reno project - need advice please (pics included)

u know, when I read the title and the first few lines, I thought is that the writer missed a "0" ( her girl turning 3 mature enough to look after the old house ::: ) I know…

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Nott
Feb 09, 2010 9:13 am
Nott
Bam
Bam
9 February 2010

finding out about vacant land developments

finding out about vacant land developments

Id say council as they would have applied for permits etc

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Bam
Feb 09, 2010 11:49 am
Bam
Dollar
Dollar
9 February 2010

Pledges

Pledges

Cashing it in on their holidays etc etc. Haha. I guess it would be good for those who built with them to know some of their money actually ended up going to the appeal as promised.

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Dollar
Feb 09, 2010 7:07 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
9 February 2010

Foil Insulation death !

Foil Insulation death !

I believe it is accurate to say that the foil insulation is only an issue when installed when the wiring is already in place by people who don't…

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gettingThere
Feb 09, 2010 10:41 pm
buzz
buzz
10 February 2010

Reg. curtain rods.

Reg. curtain rods.

No probs ET... ::wink:: Happy bargain hunting! ::lol:: buzz

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buzz
Feb 10, 2010 1:42 pm
buzz
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Lex
May 20, 2010 4:22 pm
Lex
Judie
Judie
11 February 2010

Colorbond Fence Stolen in Craigieburn!!

Colorbond Fence Stolen in Craigieburn!!
1, 2

we too unfortunately had our tree stolen from our nature strip in craigieburn highlands. someone decided that as they are required by…

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Judie
Feb 11, 2010 12:18 am
Judie
borg
borg
11 February 2010

Should the Builder make a margin / 20% on engineering costs?

Should the Builder make a margin / 20% on engineering costs?

sounds like a big project. Cost plus project are illegal on any build less than 500K

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borg
Feb 11, 2010 8:44 am
borg
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 February 2010

white sand?

white sand?

Dry is NO moisture... if any of the grains stick together then it is not dry. Is it like powder?

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onc_artisan
Feb 11, 2010 12:08 pm
onc_artisan
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
11 February 2010

Removing a sandpit .. how to dispose of the sand

Removing a sandpit .. how to dispose of the sand

If you are planning on doing renos why not leave it till you get a skip then let them dump it. Problem solved

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 11, 2010 2:29 pm


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