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EKT
EKT
28 October 2009

Doing your own tiling and carpet with project home builder

Doing your own tiling and carpet with project home builder

Hey there, tiles definately after kitchen. We are getting our own tradies for floorboards, kitchen and tiles and the builder is letting them onsite whenever they want.

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EKT
Oct 28, 2009 9:38 am
jethrojia
jethrojia
28 October 2009

Solar hot water system or water tanks, which one?

Solar hot water system or water tanks, which one?

do you build with simonds and choose your promotion package? So do I , and I will go with 5000L tank and pay extra to get the solar gas HWS. Because I quote the…

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jethrojia
Oct 28, 2009 10:13 pm
Kez
Kez
29 October 2009

Another floor board question?

Another floor board question?

Thanks for advice. I no longer have faith the man doing my floors. Having troubles with him. In my thread "another renovating decision" I have had a bit of whinge about…

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Kez
Oct 29, 2009 8:03 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 October 2009

Demolishing asbesos house in Falcon 6210

Demolishing asbesos house in Falcon 6210

Check your PMs, Just underneath the logout button. :wink:

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onc_artisan
Oct 29, 2009 1:49 pm
onc_artisan
dilla
dilla
29 October 2009

Conversions from Lot Numbers to Street Numbers - HELP!!

Conversions from Lot Numbers to Street Numbers - HELP!!

Oh, I see why I could't find it. It's only for Melbourne areas, not for those of us out of the city. ::wink::

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dilla
Oct 29, 2009 3:35 pm
dilla
sarahc
sarahc
29 October 2009

Some great Ex-Display Items

Some great Ex-Display Items
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hi there.. does anyone know if there is anything like this in wa perth?. can they pm me with details. thanks. ::study:: ::study:

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sarahc
Oct 29, 2009 4:39 pm
James Bond
James Bond
30 October 2009

Melbourne Water 1-in-100 year flood Special Building Overlay

Melbourne Water 1-in-100 year flood Special Building Overlay

HELP-HELP on this issue: I am still trying to get some clarification with my case maybe you…

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James Bond
Oct 30, 2009 7:38 am
James Bond
Frogger
Frogger
30 October 2009

Add on Ensuites?????

Add on Ensuites?????

I was looking into this when I was thinking of putting an ensuite onto my previous house. They are based in Queanbeyan (just outside Canberra). Not sure if they have other…

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Frogger
Oct 30, 2009 8:00 am
JDBuild
JDBuild
30 October 2009

Trees

Trees

:D Not skimpy as i…

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JDBuild
Oct 30, 2009 9:48 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
30 October 2009

Wall clip things to contain cables / leads?

Wall clip things to contain cables / leads?

You know, I wouldn’t mind those, but we don’t actually HAVE skirting boards!!!! We do have cornices (or whatever the top “skirting boards” are called, attached to…

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grace_slick
Oct 30, 2009 1:35 pm
grace_slick
Bree Bree
Bree Bree
30 October 2009

Major Fencing Issues!

Major Fencing Issues!

Thanks guys - update... We threatened them with consumer affairs, and... We went back to our builders! We put in a complaint with them and advised that we had booked…

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Bree Bree
Oct 30, 2009 7:42 pm
lisanne
lisanne
30 October 2009

Window Flashing?

Window Flashing?

hi hand2plough, sorry no help to you at all! But when I read your thread title I instantly imagined a naughty man in a trench coat standing outside…

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lisanne
Oct 30, 2009 9:13 pm
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onc_artisan
Oct 31, 2009 6:56 pm
onc_artisan
Salt&PepperMkII
Salt&PepperMkII
1 November 2009

Site cost with Carlise home

Site cost with Carlise home

Which house are you building? Have a peek at the Carlisle General Info thread for some good info on Carlisle in general. In regards to your site costs.. this has been…

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Salt&PepperMkII
Nov 01, 2009 2:18 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
2 November 2009

Questions about insurance....

Questions about insurance....

Ooh good idea about the cover note Fif, thankyou :D Good to know the builder foots all the insurance during the build. Lets hope no-one breaks an arm on the job…

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cazoraz
Nov 02, 2009 9:02 am
cazoraz
nicandlance
nicandlance
2 November 2009

Building a garage

Building a garage

Anyone else out there had a garage built recently? (To an existing house) Very interested in knowing prices and good tradesmen!

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nicandlance
Nov 02, 2009 10:47 am
nicandlance
Haven
Haven
2 November 2009

Old house now for sale! ** SOLD **

Old house now for sale! ** SOLD **
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I took a photo of the FOR SALE sign of course :lol: :oops: Going to take another one now it has its new sticker on it too. Bugger about you having to…

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Haven
Nov 02, 2009 12:38 pm
Haven
angeinthehome
angeinthehome
2 November 2009

Painting advice

Painting advice

Thanks swarvy - I appreciate your advice.

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angeinthehome
Nov 02, 2009 8:37 pm
Frogger
Frogger
3 November 2009

Appliances...is this a good deal???

Appliances...is this a good deal???

Hi everyone, Thanks for all the comments and I've only just been able to read them as I am now out of town visiting my mum in hospital. I had to make the decision by…

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Frogger
Nov 02, 2009 11:08 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
3 November 2009

Fence for "child proofing" difficult back yard

Fence for "child proofing" difficult back yard

I've got toddlers and I would leave it without a fence. Kids soon learn how to negotiate these things, and I think a fence would cause more…

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buildingadreamhome
Nov 03, 2009 2:44 pm
buildingadreamhome
trepidman
trepidman
3 November 2009

if you though your builder was slack....

if you though your builder was slack....

at a cost of $2500 to do a crossover, thats a bl**dy expensive favour! Not sure where you are Trepidman, but in WA it's quite common practice…

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trepidman
Nov 03, 2009 4:06 pm
trepidman
angel
angel
3 November 2009

Building days have gone over

Building days have gone over

I'm glad everything has worked out for you Djelibeybi, after speaking to the CM I know that they are doing everything they can to finish it off asap and a top quality job.…

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angel
Nov 03, 2009 6:31 pm
fruitty
fruitty
3 November 2009

Pls help!!! What questions to ask on a block of land?

Pls help!!! What questions to ask on a block of land?

Make sure to look out for the 100 year flood level thing. It can cost you heaps to build to met the restriction or like someone else on here simply cannot build to meet…

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fruitty
Nov 03, 2009 8:14 pm
fruitty
mattwalker
mattwalker
3 November 2009

Changing username

Changing username

or just ask an admin or moderator ;)

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mattwalker
Nov 03, 2009 10:46 pm
mattwalker
zav
zav
4 November 2009

Extra charges for items in contract plans?

Extra charges for items in contract plans?

I probably could have taken it further but I just wanted my house built. However, I did request a letter from the builder guaranteeing that there will be no further price…

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zav
Nov 04, 2009 12:07 pm
zav
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
4 November 2009

Buy or Sell first

Buy or Sell first

Finally it looks as though I've found a block that really suits...not much land available in my area and even new subdivisions are opening in small stages (to avoid land…

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HappyCamper_au
Nov 04, 2009 5:36 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
5 November 2009

Rain Water Concrete Sump

Rain Water Concrete Sump

I just build a concrete sump yesterday. I will post some photos when I get them. My sump is going to be used for my paving run off which is not good for the rainwater tank…

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buildingwithhamra
Nov 05, 2009 8:16 am
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
5 November 2009

How much for building plans ?

How much for building plans ?

No the guys doing the plans for us ( owner builders ) Verbal estimate around the $2000 mark maybe $2,500 including the energy rating. Long story but I was talking to…

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D200 Doug
Nov 05, 2009 2:24 pm
MrCurly
MrCurly
5 November 2009

Urgent TV Geek alert SBS 8;30 tonight Wednesday !

Urgent TV Geek alert SBS 8;30 tonight Wednesday !

Yeh! - watched it entirely by accident, the PVR was recording that…

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MrCurly
Nov 05, 2009 2:29 pm
Dollar
Dollar
5 November 2009

Polishing floors. Stages?

Polishing floors. Stages?

If there was any way you could move the walls and do the floor before u move in in Jan, id do it that way. Saves the hassel of moving all your…

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Dollar
Nov 05, 2009 4:44 pm
Lex
Lex
5 November 2009

Bamboo flooring

Bamboo flooring

But there are solid wood floors which are direct stick on the slab, therefore does not require the use of timber battens underneath…

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Lex
Nov 05, 2009 10:24 pm
Lex
Helyn
Helyn
6 November 2009

Home Builder Nightmare

Home Builder Nightmare

You probably won’t see too much praise on these forums for builders since most people come on here to complain, rather then say how great everything is. …

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Helyn
Nov 06, 2009 2:37 pm
Helyn
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
7 November 2009

Lawyer process settlement time

Lawyer process settlement time

Does anyone know how long it really takes lawyers to get everything ready for settlement from when the land titles? Assuming the bank is eager to settle ASAP. The land…

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TimmyDunlop
Nov 07, 2009 12:15 am
neilandrach
neilandrach
8 November 2009

Gym Membership for sale - One Health/Fitness, South Morang

Gym Membership for sale - One Health/Fitness, South Morang

Due to a change of circumstances, we have a membership for sale at One Health and fitness, South…

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neilandrach
Nov 08, 2009 7:09 am
andrewbuilder
andrewbuilder
8 November 2009

Pool construction before new home plans approved

Pool construction before new home plans approved

Hi davinci Yes I have thought long and hard about the levels. I'm thinking I will need to have to top of the pool shell level with the alfresco concrete level. I will be…

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andrewbuilder
Nov 08, 2009 11:19 am
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
8 November 2009

So many ants!!!!

So many ants!!!!
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What if there are 100 different nests and they're all outside in the street? lol Also, can cats who eat dead ants who have been poisoned get…

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D200 Doug
Nov 08, 2009 3:31 pm
katie81
katie81
8 November 2009

What part of your house do you obsess over the most??

What part of your house do you obsess over the most??
1, 2

Everything has a place for me to obsess over, but it's the kitchen that I obsess over the most! :shock: Renovating mine and haven't seen it yet, just picturing it in my head and…

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katie81
Nov 08, 2009 10:33 pm
len929
len929
9 November 2009

Plumbing through slab for island bench????

Plumbing through slab for island bench????

Thank you for the photos :D . Did the pipe get filled with anything to avoid any possible water gatheringm eg. if the sink leaks through the cabinet into the pipe?

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len929
Nov 09, 2009 11:10 am
suh
suh
9 November 2009

Average time of home ownerrship - how long do you own?

Average time of home ownerrship - how long do you own?

I lived at home until I got married, travelled Europe and lived in London for a year. Came home and rented a flat, bought our first house where we stayed for 17 years,…

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suh
Nov 09, 2009 1:01 pm
suh
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Jodie80
Nov 09, 2009 10:08 pm
Jodie80
applecat
applecat
10 November 2009

I need external paint colour help!

I need external paint colour help!

Thanks so much - that does look beautiful and fresh! I got a sample pot of Dulux Stone Grey today. I liked it - before making any decisions will compare your colour…

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applecat
Nov 09, 2009 11:10 pm
brydz05
brydz05
10 November 2009

How old is my house??

How old is my house??

The kitchen and bathroom are DEFINITELY NOT original though. Because you can't tell me someone would have built a house with that kind of shonky hand basin... And at the…

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brydz05
Nov 09, 2009 11:14 pm
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
10 November 2009

For moderators ... Message in Outbox?

For moderators ... Message in Outbox?

Oh you serious? man!!! .. that's an intelligent way of letting the sender know their message has been read, but sure is deceiving! Thanks!

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bluemetal77
Nov 10, 2009 9:37 am
bluemetal77
Kez
Kez
10 November 2009

Progress Photos

Progress Photos

Thanks Vanessa.

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Kez
Nov 10, 2009 9:46 am
Shae
Shae
10 November 2009

20MM DRAINAGE SCORIA FOR SALE - CRANBOURNE EAST LOCATION

20MM DRAINAGE SCORIA FOR SALE - CRANBOURNE EAST LOCATION

Hey everyone! I thought id try my luck on here!!! We are selling approx 2.5 cubic metres of 20mm Drainage Scoria for $100 O.N.O as we accidently ordered way too much! It…

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Shae
Nov 10, 2009 3:58 pm
MrCurly
MrCurly
10 November 2009

Cost of renovations on the Sunshine Coast

Cost of renovations on the Sunshine Coast

Thanks for the info, much appreciated - will give burns a call to see whether they can offer a competitive rate. :z: Its most difficult comparing rates, so dependant on…

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MrCurly
Nov 10, 2009 4:05 pm


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