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Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
16 December 2009

Disappointed with ceiling fan in alfresco - Any advice?

Disappointed with ceiling fan in alfresco - Any advice?
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a high quality brand of ceiling fans is Hunter Pacific - great style selection amazing airflow and quite !!! the prices are also not too bad, i have found an online…

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Lighting Designer
Dec 16, 2009 4:33 pm
Lighting Designer
Tornado_ALIVE
Tornado_ALIVE
16 December 2009

I can’t believe our luck

I can’t believe our luck

Talk to your bank ASAP regarding your construction load and confirm you will have enough savings for the required period and get it in writing. Also brace yourself for…

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Tornado_ALIVE
Dec 16, 2009 9:56 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
Lex
Lex
17 December 2009

Warranty issue on new home.

Warranty issue on new home.

Great, moondog! :z: :z: Have you actually already lodged the complaint (or whatever it's called) officially with the DoFT? I'm guessing you are already keeping everything in…

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Lex
Dec 17, 2009 4:00 pm
Lex
nietzche
nietzche
17 December 2009

FHOG boost addendum not completed AGHH!!!

FHOG boost addendum not completed AGHH!!!

ha missed that little detail, SRo states the claim will be paid at the first progress payment, thus anytime after that is "penalty time".…

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nietzche
Dec 17, 2009 5:14 pm
taththi
taththi
17 December 2009

Staples in my lovely tas oak floor :/

Staples in my lovely tas oak floor :/

I finally finished ::lol:: Took me probably 4-5 days all up and my knees and back are fu.... very sore! However I'm so pleased to be done! My technique improved over time but…

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taththi
Dec 17, 2009 9:17 pm
Rogue
Rogue
18 December 2009

Help Needed Putting Aerial Cable Into Wall

Help Needed Putting Aerial Cable Into Wall

If you have access to the wall cavity from above and it's an external wall, then tape the cable to a length of yellow-tongue flooring "tongue" or PVC pipe (like electrical…

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Rogue
Dec 17, 2009 11:45 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
19 December 2009

Wrong Coloured Grout!!

Wrong Coloured Grout!!

Thanks kek! I sure hope it doesn't scratch up our tiles!! We've left a message in the house for the tilers in case they come back this morning or Monday before I have a…

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buildingadreamhome
Dec 19, 2009 7:44 am
buildingadreamhome
Casa2
Casa2
19 December 2009

need some help in ceiling height!

need some help in ceiling height!

If I was going to drop the entry way, I would drop it to 28c (2408 mm). 25c (2150 mm) would be too low with your nice 31c (2666 mm) ceilings.

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Casa2
Dec 19, 2009 9:05 pm
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Djelibeybi
Dec 20, 2009 9:29 am
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
21 December 2009

Building permit to enclose al fresco with brick cavity wall?

Building permit to enclose al fresco with brick cavity wall?

If you talk to three different people at the council, you'll probably get three different answers. Who knows if any of them is right? :roll:

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Fiffaro
Dec 21, 2009 6:10 am
ritab25
ritab25
21 December 2009

Need info, Please help!

Need info, Please help!

You can apply to the SRO for an extension for the FHOG which is likely to be approved if you can show that the delays are legitimate (letters from developer and builder)…

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ritab25
Dec 21, 2009 8:10 am
ob's
ob's
21 December 2009

large borer problems need help

large borer problems need help

I've just taken over my grandfathers house and it has some extensive problems with borer damage in the floorboards the areas that have been affected are in the pine t&G…

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ob's
Dec 21, 2009 2:32 pm

Im going to move this to Coffee Break as General Discussion is about building :wink:

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
shonzilla
shonzilla
22 December 2009

Opinions needed!

Opinions needed!

Your kidding!? My excellent rep is Gary S. He's a friend of a friend :) gotta love contacts! What's even creepier is I applied for a job with summit awhile back but ended…

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shonzilla
Dec 22, 2009 12:35 am
shonzilla

If they give you any grief, you could always do what we have done. This is our standard ensuite…

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wizard
Dec 22, 2009 7:01 am
wizard
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
22 December 2009

Please help - How much did your SE Qld house extension cost

Please help - How much did your SE Qld house extension cost

If we did go ahead with ours it would have been 118,000 , pretty much what you want do. Our house was on a hill. So for us it was sell move back to Melbourne and build…

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pinkdiamond
Dec 22, 2009 12:42 pm
pinkdiamond
bel
bel
22 December 2009

Roof insulation - Sutherland area?

Roof insulation - Sutherland area?

Hi funfun, It was a while ago but we used http://www.abbcoinsulation.com.au/ Abbco insulation. Bevin is a great guy - he was lovely to deal with, answer questions…

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bel
Dec 22, 2009 1:50 pm
bel
steffndaz
steffndaz
22 December 2009

Sarking costs!!!!

Sarking costs!!!!

Thanx Guys!!! Our roof area is 381m2. So maybe doesnt sound to bad after all considering, we need to pay extra for travel allowance.

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steffndaz
Dec 22, 2009 9:26 pm
Lex
Lex
23 December 2009

Rushing Frame Stage

Rushing Frame Stage

According to…

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Lex
Dec 23, 2009 10:44 am
Lex
Hels
Hels
23 December 2009

3 months maintenance

3 months maintenance

We had a cracked roof tile and the builder wouldn't fix it because they reckoned the patio roof builder did it :roll: However, the builder did fix up the ceiling. I contacted…

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Hels
Dec 23, 2009 1:36 pm
Hels
Funfun
Funfun
23 December 2009

How is that triangle called used when tiling?

How is that triangle called used when tiling?

yes it is very similar. Uncle Arfur I do the same. ::wink::

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Funfun
Dec 23, 2009 2:02 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
21 May 2011

camyperths house : " MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE"

camyperths house : " MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE"
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Thanks Camy,slow & steady :D Slowly putting things together in my head,gee its hard coz i keep thinking "do it right" Once its done thats it,cant afford to say nah dont…

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kerry-ann
May 21, 2011 9:58 am
just Erin
just Erin
23 December 2009

PLUMBING

PLUMBING

Depends on your area. Sometimes the authority allow you to connect direct to the sewer without a boundary trap. Best to check with council or your water authority

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just Erin
Dec 23, 2009 8:57 pm
Nott
Nott
23 December 2009

Clotheslines keep loosing

Clotheslines keep loosing

Thanks I'll try and see.

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Nott
Dec 23, 2009 9:53 pm
Nott
houwelp
houwelp
24 December 2009

Brick & Liner swimming pool drawings

Brick & Liner swimming pool drawings

Hi Mark, I've just had some drawings done by a drafty and an engineer rubber stamped it and provided some extra paperwork. The pool is rectangular and a fairly straight…

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houwelp
Dec 24, 2009 12:58 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
24 December 2009

Cleaning polished porcelin tiles???? help

Cleaning polished porcelin tiles???? help

When I chose my porcelain tiles I was warned the polished ones are the hardest to keep clean so I chose others which I wash with water with a dash of metho.

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 24, 2009 10:20 am
Twiggy
Twiggy
24 December 2009

Premium-priced blocks of land

Premium-priced blocks of land

Yeah - you have to be careful - block selection is crucial! Luckily our house is behind a tee but I have heard horror stories for…

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Twiggy
Dec 24, 2009 11:04 am
Twiggy
kaindec
kaindec
24 December 2009

Covenants - Changes in Qld

Covenants - Changes in Qld

More info - On 1 January, 2010 you will be required to give buyers a Sustainability Declaration prior to showing them the property irrespective of when the property was…

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kaindec
Dec 24, 2009 1:15 pm

It was completely nuts but I didn't cancel Christmas. Builders finished off most of the stuff ... ovens were working (completely wow!), kitchen was stunning, dining room…

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lucyshouse
Dec 26, 2009 10:09 am
Lee75
Lee75
26 December 2009

Recommendations for fencing companies in Adelaide

Recommendations for fencing companies in Adelaide

I got a few quotes and Basic Steel Supplies at Lonsdale were the cheapest (was good neighbour fencing) and were very good and lovely to deal with.

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Lee75
Dec 26, 2009 11:34 am
joeygbh
joeygbh
26 December 2009

Keeping bugs out

Keeping bugs out

All I can say is the cafe blinds + ceiling fan were great in detering flies at the bbq today.

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joeygbh
Dec 26, 2009 4:27 pm
joeygbh
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
27 December 2009

Moisture in Bathroom Wall ??...

Moisture in Bathroom Wall ??...

I hate those adds on tele that promise to fix instantly with a mircle cure... :evil: What rot... should be illegal to offer such a snake oil treatment. I have been to many…

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onc_artisan
Dec 27, 2009 10:11 am
onc_artisan
dave-
dave-
27 December 2009

King Furniture - When do they have their big sale?

King Furniture - When do they have their big sale?

The concerto package 5 in true touch leather. Was $6990 plus 45 delivery 2 seat with chaise but it's 3m long so room for 4 easily

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dave-
Dec 27, 2009 1:31 pm
Mrs P
Mrs P
27 December 2009

Cost for painting and replacing carpet for 3 beds townhouse

Cost for painting and replacing carpet for 3 beds townhouse

I put carpet in one of my rentals start of last year and it was 3 bedrooms hallway and living room, the living room is quite large. I got underlay, carpet & laid for 1700.…

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Mrs P
Dec 27, 2009 5:16 pm
kek
kek
27 December 2009

Government Regulations for Extensions!

Government Regulations for Extensions!

Depends what state you're in. I know the 5-star energy rating requirements for new homes differ to those for extensions to existing homes in Vic. As Onc suggested, the…

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kek
Dec 27, 2009 6:22 pm
kek
Helyn
Helyn
27 December 2009

Covenants - What is a crossover

Covenants - What is a crossover

I remember asking this same question early in our building experience - in plain english, the crossover is where your driveway will go :wink: :D

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Helyn
Dec 27, 2009 7:15 pm
Helyn
fujitsu
fujitsu
28 December 2009

FHOG start of moving in date

FHOG start of moving in date

One of the requirements of the FHOG is that you need to live in your home for 6 months. Does anyone know if this start date of the 6 months commences from settlement date…

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fujitsu
Dec 28, 2009 10:37 am
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
28 December 2009

considering a subdivision / townhouses in Glen Eira

considering a subdivision / townhouses in Glen Eira

It all depends on your council. A quick phone call will sort it out for you, ask for a town planner, my council is awesome in this regard. In my council you would not be…

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buildingwithhamra
Dec 28, 2009 9:28 pm
themax
themax
29 December 2009

Taubmans paint -anyone know anything about painters

Taubmans paint -anyone know anything about painters

Sarah, if you are going to use Taubmans and employ a painter (rather than DIY), then perhaps you could ask you nearest Taubmans Paint outlet to recommend a local painter to you?

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themax
Dec 29, 2009 7:10 am
themax
wemyss_castle
wemyss_castle
29 December 2009

700mm fall over 31mtr block

700mm fall over 31mtr block

Hey there :) Just thought I would let you know that we have all our site costings back and they are charging us a little bit extra for the foundations.... and they are…

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wemyss_castle
Dec 29, 2009 8:02 am
wemyss_castle
just Erin
just Erin
29 December 2009

Pest control ( Thoroughly NOT RECOMMENDED : )

Pest control ( Thoroughly NOT RECOMMENDED : )

I'm horrified at the ads on tv for mortein timer mist sprays that mount on the wall. Shudder at the thought of it! In our home, if there's…

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just Erin
Dec 29, 2009 8:52 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
29 December 2009

Does anyone where to get off-cut laminate panel in Adelaide?

Does anyone where to get off-cut laminate panel in Adelaide?

Are you serious? Errr try the yellow pages for local kitchen cupboard manufacturers

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 29, 2009 11:00 am

One of my fav's was one I saw one day in the city and it was bright yellow with big bold black writing that said "LEGO MADE ME GAY" I laughed out loud on the tram and all…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
luis_i
luis_i
20 January 2010

Has anyone borrowed on the Equity of their home?

Has anyone borrowed on the Equity of their home?

Yes, I've done this to take advantage of the increase in value of the property of our home. Would be a waste if I wasn't able to use the equity to my advantage in some…

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luis_i
Jan 20, 2010 5:58 pm


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