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Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
18 November 2009

termites!

termites!

Generally ant capping is mandatory on any piers

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Dukekamaya
Nov 18, 2009 4:27 pm
Dukekamaya
lina_321
lina_321
18 November 2009

When do tradies shut for Christmas break?

When do tradies shut for Christmas break?

Plantation homes will be closed from 23 December and will reopen on 11 January 2010, with the construction team being in full swing by 18 January 2010.

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lina_321
Nov 18, 2009 7:08 pm
just Erin
just Erin
18 November 2009

Wall unit advice

Wall unit advice

We currently have one, it's perfectly safe. The timber is quite heavy, there's no chance of the top piece 'falling' off or even moving a smidgen :D

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just Erin
Nov 18, 2009 9:45 pm
all the sand
all the sand
19 November 2009

What do you think of this??

What do you think of this??

Mmmm i like both of them, i think the white one looks nice fresh and summery but the darker one looks very homely and more comfortable. I think either will work. Do you…

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all the sand
Nov 19, 2009 11:04 am
Kitt3n2
Kitt3n2
19 November 2009

Duplex Architects - any recommendations?

Duplex Architects - any recommendations?

ooh Helyn thankyou so much! Will do a search now

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Kitt3n2
Nov 19, 2009 11:04 am
Frogger
Frogger
19 November 2009

You just can't trust ANYBODYYYYYYY!!!

You just can't trust ANYBODYYYYYYY!!!
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Oh Erin I'm so sorry you're going through all this crap!!!! And pleease don't feel like an idiot, if anyone should be hanging their head in same its him. What a…

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Frogger
Nov 19, 2009 4:50 pm
kek
kek
19 November 2009

Timber Gate with steel frame backing

Timber Gate with steel frame backing

You can make them yourself - Bunnings has the steel gate frames in kit form. From memory, there are two pieces that slot together to make the appropriate size. Then you…

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kek
Nov 19, 2009 8:24 pm
kek
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
20 November 2009

Downlight Heat Cans

Downlight Heat Cans

If you have a squiz in your roof space, you will see there isn't just insulation. there is dust and debris that blows in. So that will lay on the transformer or downlight…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 20, 2009 1:17 am
The Garden Whisperer
to_do_list
to_do_list
20 November 2009

helped need to work out how many litres in a pool

helped need to work out how many litres in a pool

...and then multiply by 1000 to get litres (one cubic metre = 1000…

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to_do_list
Nov 20, 2009 12:35 pm
to_do_list
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
20 November 2009

Mortar Colour

Mortar Colour

Using only yellow sand gets a result that is more yellow than the limestone. You will need either 25% or 50% white sand depending how light the limestone is.

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mrs_smith
Nov 20, 2009 3:05 pm
mrs_smith
kek
kek
20 November 2009

Cavity Slider & Main Bedroom Window - Help Please

Cavity Slider & Main Bedroom Window - Help Please

sorry helyn we must of posted at the same time, im not sure about the way the front door opens i hadnt even thought of it before, i will…

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kek
Nov 20, 2009 3:12 pm
kek
Hels
Hels
20 November 2009

Cabinet Maker Recommendations - South East Melbourne

Cabinet Maker Recommendations - South East Melbourne

I'm also interested in any recommendations as I'm after a wine rack for the space above my fridge.

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Hels
Nov 20, 2009 5:28 pm
Hels
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
21 November 2009

Basements

Basements

Actually, you guys might be surprised about how many people have cellars and storage bunkers. We would design specs for more than a few each year. The last one although…

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onc_artisan
Nov 21, 2009 12:01 am
onc_artisan
Dollar
Dollar
21 November 2009

Escura smooth face bricks

Escura smooth face bricks

I guess they can't guarantee that all bricks will be free of damage. Think of transport and unloading and loading. Really it shouldn't happen but from what I saw there was…

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Dollar
Nov 21, 2009 11:10 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
21 November 2009

What would you pay?

What would you pay?

I'm assuming you've had a look at other properties for sale and sold results in that area? That'd surely give at least some idea how much this one's really worth in…

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grace_slick
Nov 21, 2009 7:28 pm
grace_slick
kek
kek
22 November 2009

What's your guilty home-building obsession?

What's your guilty home-building obsession?
1, 2, 3

Ooh! Ooh! I remember now: putting candles in the freezer is supposed to make them burn longer. I have NO idea if it actually works, never tried it. :D I'm just uploading…

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kek
Nov 22, 2009 7:11 pm
kek
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
22 November 2009

reno costs

reno costs

Hi All We are looking at doing our renos next year and had a builder come in and said it would take 3 months to complete. Said our renos were more labour intensive then…

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shackonthehill
Nov 22, 2009 8:07 pm
shackonthehill
donuts
donuts
23 November 2009

Clothesline type and reasons

Clothesline type and reasons
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thanks harribeka & lisanne for answering my question... lisanne I will give them a call today, good idea thanks for that... and harribeka I will take into consideration…

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donuts
Nov 23, 2009 1:57 pm
donuts
F&E
F&E
23 November 2009

Bigger & Cheaper or Small & More Expensive ?

Bigger & Cheaper or Small & More Expensive ?

It's strange that no-one yet has considered the environment as a factor. Big houses use up so much more energy than smaller houses, in heating and cooling costs, as well…

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F&E
Nov 23, 2009 2:35 pm
just Erin
just Erin
23 November 2009

Neighbour's gardening and trespass

Neighbour's gardening and trespass
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Yeah, I was okay with everything else until that happened, he's my son's puppy and it was totally cruel and heartless. The dog is okay now,…

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just Erin
Nov 23, 2009 3:49 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
23 November 2009

Has anyone never quite settled into a new place?

Has anyone never quite settled into a new place?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Oh, and as far as selling AND buying in a boom goes, yeah, I know, and this has definitely crossed my mind, but my reasoning is that in the area we live in, it hasn't…

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grace_slick
Nov 23, 2009 3:51 pm
grace_slick

Old kitchen cabinets and workbench in the…

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Dale&Bron
Nov 23, 2009 4:27 pm
Dale&Bron
take2
take2
23 November 2009

How do you security screen your lovely front double doors

How do you security screen your lovely front double doors

We put in louvers either side of our double front cedar doors instead of fixed window so we would not have to sceen the entry doors but still get the airflow, we will be…

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take2
Nov 23, 2009 7:58 pm
take2
Abbey_aj
Abbey_aj
23 November 2009

where to buy tiling supplies

where to buy tiling supplies

Hi all, Our house is finally ready for flooring, we intend to lay the entire house with polished porcelain tiles. I was wondering if any of you could direct me to any…

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Abbey_aj
Nov 23, 2009 8:54 pm
mac64
mac64
23 November 2009

Airless spray gun

Airless spray gun

thin the paint more, worked for me

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mac64
Nov 23, 2009 10:04 pm
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
24 November 2009

construction keys

construction keys

As far as I'm aware they don't and will not give out construction keys. You will need to make an appt with your contact at Dennis Family to…

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dirkadirk
Nov 24, 2009 4:15 pm
Perth-1st Timer
Perth-1st Timer
24 November 2009

Which soakwell to install - Plastic or concrete ?

Which soakwell to install - Plastic or concrete ?

I used plastic last time (DIY), and will probably use plastic again this time - didn't have a problem (sandy soil site). Obviously common sense must prevail, if they are…

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Perth-1st Timer
Nov 24, 2009 7:40 pm
JamesandElisha
JamesandElisha
25 November 2009

I didnt ask for this but they are doing it...

I didnt ask for this but they are doing it...
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How can you be 'moral' when these volume builders are in it for themselves! Quite likely they are the one's fundamentally stealing when they try and pull the wool over…

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JamesandElisha
Nov 25, 2009 12:03 am
kek
kek
25 November 2009

Cleaning tiles and shower screens

Cleaning tiles and shower screens

Like I said....monkeys.... :roll: The blade on its own is fine if it's used after every shower. Once you have soapy crap and/or mould though, you have to clean it off with…

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kek
Nov 25, 2009 6:27 am
kek
Rex
Rex
25 November 2009

fencing contractor perth

fencing contractor perth

Great thanks, I'll give them a call :)

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Rex
Nov 25, 2009 3:12 pm
take2
take2
25 November 2009

Buying a new house checklist

Buying a new house checklist

Drive past the house a couple of times at different times, see if there is much noise around at night or if there are large vehicles parked around the street, what is the…

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take2
Nov 25, 2009 5:20 pm
take2
Spa Matz
Spa Matz
25 November 2009

Ultra Slim Cordless Phone

Ultra Slim Cordless Phone

That sort of thing is the best thing to buy online, shipping would be cheap and you can access a much bigger range than a retailer would have. try Amazon.com.

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Spa Matz
Nov 25, 2009 6:57 pm
Lex
Lex
25 November 2009

Aluminium window frame corrosion

Aluminium window frame corrosion

Just spotted this topic and wanted to thank you for sharing your experience!! And good luck with applying the fix to your…

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Lex
Nov 25, 2009 7:54 pm
Lex
Ari
Ari
26 November 2009

Contact by purchasers - Post Sale

Contact by purchasers - Post Sale

How many times do they need to answer the same question? The answer isn't going to change.

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Ari
Nov 26, 2009 6:45 am
Strumer
Strumer
26 November 2009

Kitchen Renovation Nightmare

Kitchen Renovation Nightmare

A good start to avoiding the "bad apples" is to engage trades in a legitimate manner, i.e. with a written agreement that refers to the complete scope of works to be…

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Strumer
Nov 26, 2009 11:18 am
Strumer
dkp
dkp
26 November 2009

FHOG

FHOG

The eligibility for the grant is based on the date of the contract so you would be eligible if you sign before 31st December. Note the FHOG ($7,000) will still be…

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dkp
Nov 26, 2009 3:03 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
26 November 2009

skylight shaft

skylight shaft

Velux and Skydome are the two main manufacturers

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Dukekamaya
Nov 26, 2009 5:58 pm
Dukekamaya
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
26 November 2009

Wondering if you think this quote is reasonable?

Wondering if you think this quote is reasonable?

Hi Happyday Seems reasonable to me.We got quoted 45K to put in 3 windows to me it seems cheap. Where abouts are you located? We may be even interested by your builder. Caz

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shackonthehill
Nov 26, 2009 10:41 pm
shackonthehill
tamamontu
tamamontu
27 November 2009

Company/Tradie recommendations Perth

Company/Tradie recommendations Perth

Hi Guys, There are a lot of us building in WA. So I thought it would be nice if we start a thread in which we share our experience/recommendation. I am sure this will…

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tamamontu
Nov 26, 2009 11:37 pm
andy
andy
27 November 2009

arghhh, I'm ready to throw in the towel!!!

arghhh, I'm ready to throw in the towel!!!

::: hi Banks are the necessary evil , dont get me started because I can you give you 100 e.g of how they take people for a ride . Just for good measure take the GFC banks…

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andy
Nov 27, 2009 3:49 pm
btherl
btherl
27 November 2009

Price of the things

Price of the things

From our contract with M "3. $360.00 Provide Metro antenna package including the installation of a combination UHF/VHF digital compatible antenna on a 1.8 metre mast and…

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btherl
Nov 27, 2009 5:16 pm
btherl
davinci
davinci
27 November 2009

Paving standards

Paving standards

upload pics and i will look into it

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davinci
Nov 27, 2009 6:28 pm
davinci
Rizzo
Rizzo
27 November 2009

For those of you who HAVE porcelain tiles...

For those of you who HAVE porcelain tiles...

I feel sick. We were out at the house today and all the tiles are down but not grouted. They are SOOO uneven. The tiles arent straight and some even…

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Rizzo
Nov 27, 2009 7:16 pm
joles
joles
27 November 2009

Whose house is it?

Whose house is it?

Kristi, it is probably the all time favourite house on the forum. :: :: If not the favourite, very close... so we all tend to remember it very well. :D [quote="Mrs…

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joles
Nov 27, 2009 8:50 pm
joles
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
27 November 2009

Help - our outside tap wont turn off!

Help - our outside tap wont turn off!

Is it a spindle type tap ie more than one complete turn? or 1/2turn ? You don't know I guess?? Is it shaped more like a normal garden tap or something different ( ball…

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onc_artisan
Nov 27, 2009 10:21 pm
onc_artisan
katie81
katie81
28 November 2009

Another renovating decision..

Another renovating decision..
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Hiya Kez! Congrats on your move!! :z: That sucks about the fridge. Hope they replace it with a brand new one! I bought a washing machine yesterday, the final piece of my…

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katie81
Nov 28, 2009 2:54 am
Anna1
Anna1
28 November 2009

Is it Olympic Rings? Is it an Audi? No, it's ugly windows!

Is it Olympic Rings? Is it an Audi? No, it's ugly windows!
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After we installed our sliding doors (no rings) I walked full pelt into it, luckily I had a plate in my hand which left a scratch on the door - funnily in the shape of a…

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Anna1
Nov 28, 2009 10:38 am
Anna1
_kelly_
_kelly_
28 November 2009

Sloping block

Sloping block

I;d never go back to living on the flat after living on my 25 degree slope for 10 years now. Somedays it sure does feel like 45 degrees but overall I love the feeling of…

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_kelly_
Nov 28, 2009 11:20 am
_kelly_


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