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Liz521964
Liz521964
13 November 2009

Prices for Miele appliances

Prices for Miele appliances

Hi We just bought a Miele washer and dryer and I have to say it goes totally against my grain the be unable to negotiate price, but they just seemed to be the best there…

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Liz521964
Nov 13, 2009 4:51 pm
kazza
kazza
13 November 2009

Light/dark roof tiles. Which is better for QLD?

Light/dark roof tiles. Which is better for QLD?

Hi Kristi If your roofing tiles are Boral too, there is information on their website that you can download which may help you. It is called a Basix flyer. You will find…

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kazza
Nov 13, 2009 5:48 pm
kazza
Salt&PepperMkII
Salt&PepperMkII
14 November 2009

BRICKS FOR SALE

BRICKS FOR SALE

You mean Austral Homestead Tan?

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Salt&PepperMkII
Nov 14, 2009 7:50 am
joles
joles
14 November 2009

PD - Item selection list

PD - Item selection list

No, I haven't got one. But when you go to Hopetoun to browse, they give you a check list of what you have to choose. Maybe email them and see if they can send you one?

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joles
Nov 14, 2009 8:58 am
joles
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
14 November 2009

Fencing queries - Melbourne Eastern suburbs

Fencing queries - Melbourne Eastern suburbs

I am not in Melbourne, but in SA the rule is you can build a 2.1m fence without council approval. My council planners are awesome, just give them a ring, and they will…

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buildingwithhamra
Nov 14, 2009 5:22 pm
brimbanker
brimbanker
15 November 2009

Land Estates in Melbourne's Western Suburbs

Land Estates in Melbourne's Western Suburbs
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I've just bought land in Moorookyle, which is just one more block up from TG. From what I have seen on the maps, its going to be very close to…

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brimbanker
Nov 15, 2009 12:13 am
chippy
chippy
8 March 2011

Theatre sound insulation - door construction? Coritech door?

Theatre sound insulation - door construction? Coritech door?

You can order any door as a solid core. Just use the same door as the rest as the internals (if that's what you want) but order it in solid core. Be careful with the…

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chippy
Mar 07, 2011 11:59 pm
chippy
bluesteel
bluesteel
15 November 2009

Fencing & Retaining walls in SA

Fencing & Retaining walls in SA

We have got quote from fencing world neighbour recommended - very competitive quote and nice to deal with - but they are very busy, so if you don't need it straight away -…

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bluesteel
Nov 15, 2009 7:35 pm
bluesteel
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
16 November 2009

Raising height of floor

Raising height of floor

You flooring would take it over the 20mm difference anyway so you may need rip up the tiles. Overlay flooring for example is 12mm - 14mm depending on type and it is laid…

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Dukekamaya
Nov 16, 2009 6:24 am
Dukekamaya
pashley
pashley
16 November 2009

Help!

Help!

Yeah, I'll look into that. I am most concerned about the ceiling. Now I know it is the cement as the crack actually continues from room to room. If it was the plaster it…

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pashley
Nov 16, 2009 6:35 am
shotofscotch
shotofscotch
16 November 2009

Taking posssession before final payment to builder..

Taking posssession before final payment to builder..

Just to let you all know I appreciated your opinions but based on our particular circumstances and the fact that the builder was a long term friend who we believed should…

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shotofscotch
Nov 16, 2009 7:40 am
ash108
ash108
16 November 2009

Pest Control - do before or after new carpet is laid?

Pest Control - do before or after new carpet is laid?

Thanks RoyalBlue, always good feedback from you! I think based on your feedback I might be best to just hold off on the pest control until the carpet is laid and the…

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ash108
Nov 16, 2009 10:15 am
veech23
veech23
16 November 2009

fence company recommendations - Alamanda point cook VIC

fence company recommendations - Alamanda point cook VIC

Hi all, Would any one recommend fencing company for Alamanda estate and the normal pricing for metre? veeru

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veech23
Nov 16, 2009 10:54 am
adrian
adrian
16 November 2009

Cost of render

Cost of render

OK, so to price this I'd need to work out the total area of wall (inc windows). Thats easy enough to do. So is $100/sq m a reasonable price to go on? After this weekend…

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adrian
Nov 16, 2009 12:36 pm
peterjt
peterjt
16 November 2009

Woolworths to enter the hardware warehouse market

Woolworths to enter the hardware warehouse market
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Bunnings or Mitre 10 or whoever... I personnally like to stick to my local trader and keep my money with the shops and traders near my home.. I have a trade account with…

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peterjt
Nov 16, 2009 1:21 pm
Strumer
Strumer
16 November 2009

Removing a Stone bench top...

Removing a Stone bench top...

Don't take any guff from them! If the join has moved then it needs to be made good. They may try and blame the cabinetry; o.k. then they will need to show you EXACTLY…

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Strumer
Nov 16, 2009 2:45 pm
Strumer
biased99
biased99
16 November 2009

Bad building experience!!

Bad building experience!!
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After a very busy and emotional week I am feeling better. At the time of writing of my original message I was in shell shock and couldn't…

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biased99
Nov 16, 2009 5:35 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
16 November 2009

Decking lights...

Decking lights...

I have friends that did this and it looked great. A tip would be to get the ones with replaceable globes as they will need replacing one day. It looks great!!

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mattwalker
Nov 16, 2009 10:01 pm
mattwalker
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
17 November 2009

Antenna

Antenna
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Just get a professional ias an antenna needs to be TUNED to get the best signal. No point almost killing yourself to get it up there if you get…

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Fiffaro
Nov 17, 2009 10:44 am
haddo87
haddo87
17 November 2009

Roof Restoration In Adelaide

Roof Restoration In Adelaide

We do jobs for modern/bramalco and Focus. But we are currently trying to branch out and get our business running. We use the same materials and modern, but for a fraction…

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haddo87
Nov 17, 2009 1:27 pm
mandystoj
mandystoj
17 November 2009

Draftsman / Architect

Draftsman / Architect

An Architect will give you more idea's and is more qualified than a Draftsman but more expensive. Make sure if you go with an Arcitect you do tell him your budget for the…

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mandystoj
Nov 17, 2009 3:43 pm
zircon
zircon
17 November 2009

Cleaning before settlement

Cleaning before settlement

For me no need to clean the house if we will leave. I'm pretty sure the next tenant will do their ritual and cleaning standards when they move into the…

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zircon
Nov 17, 2009 8:55 pm
Southies
Southies
17 November 2009

How to avoid water marks, finger marks on Laminex......

How to avoid water marks, finger marks on Laminex......

We have nocturne oak in our kitchen & I must say, you can see everything!!!!! ::hyst:: Thankyou H2B, you're a lifesaver ! :z: :z: :z:

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Southies
Nov 17, 2009 9:06 pm
Southies
jessica & jordan
jessica & jordan
18 November 2009

damaged water meter

damaged water meter

I received an invoice from my water utility company because they had to replace a damaged water meter. The house is currently under contruction…

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jessica & jordan
Nov 17, 2009 11:57 pm
JilaMint
JilaMint
18 November 2009

Fixed price quotes for an extension

Fixed price quotes for an extension

Hi all, Many thanks for your comments :D I have contacted a builder who does both the design and build components and he pretty much said…

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JilaMint
Nov 18, 2009 10:49 am
Booque
Booque
18 November 2009

Meter Box

Meter Box
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My meter box is on the garage side. Cost us $289 to be changed on the plans even before we signed the plans. Same reason with power pit etc.

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Booque
Nov 18, 2009 10:53 am
Booque
ring09
ring09
18 November 2009

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre - Victoria

Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre - Victoria

Just interested to find out if anyone is building with the above company in Victoria.

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ring09
Nov 18, 2009 2:35 pm
ring09
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


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