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mb@147a
mb@147a
9 April 2010

5 years of hell with builder - where to next

5 years of hell with builder - where to next

I would seek further legal advice, that is just not correct. Get your own building report detailing all damages, get an arborist report on the property and surrounding…

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mb@147a
Apr 09, 2010 8:23 am
mb@147a
mb@147a
9 April 2010

Why do people sell so soon...

Why do people sell so soon...

We did it for the $$$. Built in a nice suburb we could afford land in, 18 months later prices had shot up so we sold and bought in the area we want raise our family, where…

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mb@147a
Apr 09, 2010 8:37 am
RoadkillNZ
RoadkillNZ
9 April 2010

Moving house and changing primary schools? Or not....

Moving house and changing primary schools? Or not....

As our house started building near the end of last year we moved our 2 boys to a school by the new house (25 min drive from current house) so they had a chance to make…

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RoadkillNZ
Apr 09, 2010 9:40 am
evie
evie
9 April 2010

Colours to use with grey

Colours to use with grey

feature walls - don't do it! i reckon it is best to choose feature wall colour once you move in all your furniture and hang pictures. stick with 'boring' - better in…

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evie
Apr 09, 2010 10:42 am
Homelessone
Homelessone
9 April 2010

Concrete - level against house

Concrete - level against house

Actually, I think it was more like 7.5cm below the damp proof course. So I'm not sure what the end reult would be, but it might endup more than 7.5cm Lex, a few cm won't…

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Homelessone
Apr 09, 2010 2:16 pm
conchi
conchi
9 April 2010

How much do you think this will cost? putting up a wall in

How much do you think this will cost? putting up a wall in

Thanks saxien! Your advice has been superb! The squaring off idea of the archway is brilliant. It really would update the house brilliantly along with putting up the…

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conchi
Apr 09, 2010 2:42 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
9 April 2010

UGH! Nail polish in wool carpet!

UGH! Nail polish in wool carpet!

Oh dearie me, ok then!! Thank you! I haven't actually done anything. We were just gonna leave it till we had the carpet cleaned professionally... Col, eh? Hmm.

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grace_slick
Apr 09, 2010 9:01 pm
grace_slick
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
10 April 2010

Identifying an existing easement

Identifying an existing easement

Being in WA, any easements, covenants, memorials etc need to be disclosed to the Buyer when you signed your Offer. Did you use a Settlement Agent? They would also have a…

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Oceanus2
Apr 10, 2010 7:21 pm
swarvy
swarvy
10 April 2010

Porter Davis and Paint

Porter Davis and Paint
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Most of the top ten volume builders require the painter to do a direct consult with the owner before proceeding. If there not doing that with you.ask for for it.

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swarvy
Apr 10, 2010 7:43 pm
take2
take2
10 April 2010

OMG Teen colour choice.

OMG Teen colour choice.
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My 17 year old sister has the same colour on her bedroom feature wall. She has white trim and frangipani paintings, looks fabulous. Wish my room…

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take2
Apr 10, 2010 8:24 pm
take2
room4acubby
room4acubby
11 April 2010

Link or access to Australian Standards for building etc

Link or access to Australian Standards for building etc

One interesting aspect (that I don't know the answer to) just occurred to me while typing this reply:- Ignorance of the law is no excuse - we all…

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room4acubby
Apr 11, 2010 8:24 am
room4acubby
dreamz
dreamz
11 April 2010

Where can we find release plans?

Where can we find release plans?

Hi All any1 know where you can get all the release plans so far besides the sales_ tool. Can't seem to enlarge the Lotus one properly to see the actual lot sizes.

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dreamz
Apr 11, 2010 12:12 pm
oze
oze
12 April 2010

Patio and Front Porch Flooring

Patio and Front Porch Flooring

Great thanks Kek. I'll keep that in mind. Maybe we could it seal it once and see what it's like over time. Who did your driveway Kek? Are you happy with it?

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oze
Apr 12, 2010 11:48 am
oze
sara.alag
sara.alag
12 April 2010

Change plans after contract signed

Change plans after contract signed

Thanks all for your comments. Really helpful!!!! We have decided not to go with this new plan because : 1. We want to convert the alfresco in the plan to a games room.…

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sara.alag
Apr 12, 2010 1:50 pm
melbmeg
melbmeg
12 April 2010

Is there a postcode premium?

Is there a postcode premium?

Melrich, the risk of undercapitalisation is not something you hear about often, but it's a really good point! We aren't planning to sell for a…

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melbmeg
Apr 12, 2010 1:59 pm
parawolf
parawolf
12 April 2010

List of fixtures

List of fixtures

That would be awesome - thanks.

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parawolf
Apr 12, 2010 3:10 pm
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design82
Apr 12, 2010 4:44 pm
take2
take2
12 April 2010

One missing Peg

One missing Peg

We found our missing peg burried, we just took measurements from the other to locate it. The peg was about half a meter away from where we thought it was. Happy…

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take2
Apr 12, 2010 5:46 pm
take2
Mozzie
Mozzie
12 April 2010

close to child care.soooo close to child care

close to child care.soooo close to child care

For me it would be a total deal breaker. Where I live at the moment there are alot of kids and it is impossible to sleep past about 7am even on a weekend. They ride…

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Mozzie
Apr 12, 2010 8:39 pm
Mozzie
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
12 April 2010

Buying owner occupied property for 3 years in Brisbane...

Buying owner occupied property for 3 years in Brisbane...

Hi Homer what area in brisbane are you looking in? The Brisbane market is a buyers market but in saying that there is a current shortage of stock on the market and slowly…

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nathanbudde
Apr 12, 2010 9:58 pm
nathanbudde
sandra77
sandra77
13 April 2010

A MVH question.

A MVH question.

Excellent, thanks for that Peter. I was just thinking about it this morning about importing a jpeg, like a floor plan but a land plan. I will have a look in the menu…

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sandra77
Apr 13, 2010 10:16 am
Mark S
Mark S
16 April 2010

Skirting on b4 or after carpet gets laid??

Skirting on b4 or after carpet gets laid??

As a fixing carpenter I can tell you that fixing and painting the skirting before the carpet and lifting it about 12mm (depending on the thickness…

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Mark S
Apr 16, 2010 8:45 pm
lizzy stardust
lizzy stardust
13 April 2010

Is single brick or double brick best ?

Is single brick or double brick best ?

If we had the option with our builder, and the finances, we would definitely have gone with double brick. My parents have a double brick home in which they've lived for…

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lizzy stardust
Apr 13, 2010 11:53 am
lizzy stardust
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
13 April 2010

Is it worth bulldosing and building or getting a new package

Is it worth bulldosing and building or getting a new package

hmmm tough one, I guess it depends on your area and property values. If your current house is still in good condition I would probably say go in search for a big block and…

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nathanbudde
Apr 13, 2010 5:18 pm
nathanbudde
MKR
MKR
13 April 2010

Facade-what were your thoughts?

Facade-what were your thoughts?
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Our facade wasn't rendered correctly - so my first thoughts weren't happy ones. You can read more on it here if you would…

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MKR
Apr 13, 2010 5:54 pm
MKR
Chevi
Chevi
14 April 2010

home renovations

home renovations

Hi, I hope someone can help me with keeping slate tiles in a shower recess looking good. I have sealed them many times and they always go white fairly quickly. thanks Chevi

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Chevi
Apr 14, 2010 11:45 am
candice.novak
candice.novak
14 April 2010

First time renovator desperate for advice and ideas

First time renovator desperate for advice and ideas

thank you very much in panic mode now as only have 5 weeks to plan and design renos settlement extension is now not an option! Candi

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candice.novak
Apr 14, 2010 8:24 pm
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Bam
Apr 14, 2010 9:22 pm
Bam
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
14 April 2010

Possible to add gables on after roof is built?

Possible to add gables on after roof is built?

The roof was already on by the time I had my gable brainwave :lol: I've had one quote returned to me, and they mentioned it would be prohibitively expensive (in the region of…

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Vundaful!
Apr 14, 2010 10:41 pm
Vundaful!
khpatoary
khpatoary
14 April 2010

Does anyone know what the maximum span a beam can be?

Does anyone know what the maximum span a beam can be?

Steel beam can span 20/30 m depending on the section size. As a rule of thumb the depth of beam should be 1/20th of the span based on deflection limit. That means if you…

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khpatoary
Apr 14, 2010 10:56 pm
anatak
anatak
15 April 2010

Widespan shed home

Widespan shed home

I have a lot of Questions but the main one is are the worth it i would also like to see one finished i live just out of Horsham vic and i dont know of any around here i…

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anatak
Apr 15, 2010 1:34 pm
C&D
C&D
15 April 2010

Plastering whole house costs?

Plastering whole house costs?

Our setting (filling in holes, cornices etc) cost around $7K. That is for a 27square house. My husband used to be a plasterer and so hung all the gyprock himself, but he…

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C&D
Apr 15, 2010 3:55 pm
natbut
natbut
15 April 2010

Moving Letterboxes

Moving Letterboxes

Who would I speak to about moving letterboxes? Australia Post, Council? Basically, I live in a block of 24 townhouses with communal letterboxes, but we each have an…

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natbut
Apr 15, 2010 6:20 pm
sarahq
sarahq
15 April 2010

So... when are you going to the expo?

So... when are you going to the expo?
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Smart idea about parking at Crown! Will keep it in mind for next time Silly pregnant people not wanting to stay at home :lol: Did you see Lufaflex or…

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sarahq
Apr 15, 2010 7:58 pm
sarahq
Mango
Mango
15 April 2010

Selby Acoustics - HDMI - New products with a *free giveaway*

Selby Acoustics - HDMI - New products with a *free giveaway*
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Thanks a heaps for the cord Matt. Just picked it up from the PO box. Its great to win stuff!

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Mango
Apr 15, 2010 10:07 pm
indigo9
indigo9
15 April 2010

Recommendation for Draftsman - Melbourne inner east?

Recommendation for Draftsman - Melbourne inner east?

Hi We would like to do a bathroom/laundry extension as well as a deck and verandah - we have a pretty good idea of what we're after, so planning to go with a draftsperson…

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indigo9
Apr 15, 2010 10:32 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
15 April 2010

(almost) Free electric hot water units for NSW

(almost) Free electric hot water units for NSW
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This is mainly related to the amount of hot water used in the household and the…

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dymonite69
Apr 15, 2010 11:56 pm
dymonite69
Living the dream
Living the dream
16 April 2010

Paved instead of a concrete slab???

Paved instead of a concrete slab???

Why don't you get some quotes to fix it & use it as leverage off the purchase price? I would look at worse case senario. I would really need to love the…

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Living the dream
Apr 16, 2010 8:46 pm
katherineandadrian
katherineandadrian
16 April 2010

Better H & G- Are you Australia's hottest home renovator?

Better H & G- Are you Australia's hottest home renovator?

Have just seen this on telly, it might help someone out.... Better Homes and Gardens is looking for home renovators. We’re…

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katherineandadrian
Apr 16, 2010 9:01 pm
AaA1
AaA1
17 April 2010

IT Gurus - Apple iPad!!

IT Gurus - Apple iPad!!
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The only reason I would get an ipad... oh and a cat... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9NP-AeK ... r_embedded

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AaA1
Apr 17, 2010 12:03 am
kexkez
kexkez
17 April 2010

Antique Wood / New Wood Furniture Shops in Perth

Antique Wood / New Wood Furniture Shops in Perth

Ross's are doing a Gascoynes auction in the next few days. Our leather suit in the lounge is from there. Nice quality

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kexkez
Apr 17, 2010 12:49 pm
kexkez
noway
noway
12 October 2011

Lap pool, slab reinforcement, I'm an idiot....

Lap pool, slab reinforcement, I'm an idiot....
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Do your research, question the contract and the quote and then ensure you don't make the worst possible mistake. Under NO circumstances of any king, even if they offer to…

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noway
Oct 12, 2011 7:06 pm
freebo
freebo
18 April 2010

Draftsman - inner west sydney can anyone recommend

Draftsman - inner west sydney can anyone recommend

Hi, We are looking for a Draftsman who works in the inner west in Sydney and deals with Leichhardt Council. We have looked at using an architect but since we know what…

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freebo
Apr 18, 2010 1:26 pm
barkly
barkly
18 April 2010

Questions Before Handover

Questions Before Handover

Yes get them to fix them all. The gaps you suggest be filled with silicone to prevent water entry are virtually a no cost item. The tile gap - can that be filled with the…

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barkly
Apr 18, 2010 2:09 pm
maw
maw
18 April 2010

Anyone have any feedback on Vista Blinds?

Anyone have any feedback on Vista Blinds?

I used them some years ago and they were good.

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maw
Apr 18, 2010 3:31 pm

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