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Leela
Leela
18 October 2009

Strange house stumps?

Strange house stumps?

Hi everyone, We are looking at purchasing a 1960's built high-set timber house. The building report came back showing one stump blown and needing replacement, which is…

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Leela
Oct 18, 2009 8:10 am
Biker602
Biker602
18 October 2009

Bathroom waste water plumbing

Bathroom waste water plumbing

We have just had delivered yesterday a fiberglass base with a flexihose underneath (it is raised a few inches)so that the waste outlet can be in a different place than the…

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Biker602
Oct 18, 2009 9:40 am
serge44
serge44
18 October 2009

who is responsible to fix?

who is responsible to fix?

mine won't even acknowledge me now after I said to…

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serge44
Oct 18, 2009 12:53 pm
serge44
camry
camry
18 October 2009

building surveyors/homeowners responsibility

building surveyors/homeowners responsibility

:? I am confused over a certain issue regarding the building of free standing colorbond garages...... Who is responsible for providing the information in regards as to how…

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camry
Oct 18, 2009 3:21 pm
house3wa
house3wa
18 October 2009

building in Baldivis

building in Baldivis

Hi, Haven't built with either of the companies you quote, but in this weekend's Sunday Times I note that Ventura did get an award. They seem to have lots of designs to…

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house3wa
Oct 18, 2009 4:59 pm
lisanne
lisanne
18 October 2009

What do you love about it??

What do you love about it??

I love not living in a small unit hat has adjoining walls and so I can play music REALLY LOUDLY!! Oh that and the fact I don't currently have any neighbours helps heheh

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lisanne
Oct 18, 2009 6:58 pm
du73
du73
19 October 2009

new member - advice needed

new member - advice needed

all very good advice, thank you.. the cracks are definitely only very very very thin but many of them throughout the house. i noticed at least 15, i will have a buliding…

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du73
Oct 19, 2009 4:51 am
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Wobbly
Oct 19, 2009 5:36 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
20 October 2009

carpets

carpets

Ive recently had Redbook carpets installed in 3 bedrooms (including a small child's bedroom) and lounge which took about 17LinM and cost me $3150 fully laid with Dunlop…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 20, 2009 8:23 am

I have just spent the last 2 hours putting up this decal and I am LOVING it!! I thought I would post some pic's so if there is anyone out there thinking about it but not…

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virginia8586
Oct 20, 2009 11:39 am
jaelee
jaelee
20 October 2009

Where to get good art/wall decor online?

Where to get good art/wall decor online?

I agree with fairyblue, I think those pics are too small for that wall. Loved your canvas art you picked out. It's all the lovely finishing off touches that turns a…

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jaelee
Oct 20, 2009 12:21 pm
Jazzie
Jazzie
20 October 2009

Wunderlich roof tiles - ANYONE WANT THEM?

Wunderlich roof tiles - ANYONE WANT THEM?

Yes, I've been given a couple of contacts. One was interested but didn't have the manpower to come get them off the roof. Another had a glut of them ...... similar story…

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Jazzie
Oct 20, 2009 12:41 pm
Jazzie
James Bond
James Bond
21 October 2009

Owner builder race against time for the FHOG boost

Owner builder race against time for the FHOG boost

Hahahah I thought so! As long as we don't miss out coz we handed it in later, I dnt mind waiting. Just collect receipts etc and cert of occupancy…

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James Bond
Oct 21, 2009 6:44 am
James Bond
mc77
mc77
21 October 2009

Huxley Homes

Huxley Homes

Hi, i'm looking to build in Sydney Metro, we are currently considering modified Axis with A*J or a custom-designed with Huxley. Ive read through the forum and finds very…

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mc77
Oct 21, 2009 12:30 pm
rep334
rep334
21 October 2009

Melamine Alternatives for Built-in Wardrobe

Melamine Alternatives for Built-in Wardrobe

Hi , once they used to make wardrobes from a 2x 1 frame and then clad it with ply .( you could use the timber wall cladding ) This is one option , instead of using…

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rep334
Oct 21, 2009 1:01 pm
homeone
homeone
21 October 2009

Home Buyer Show 2009 (Sydney)

Home Buyer Show 2009 (Sydney)

homeone® together with the organisers of the…

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homeone
Oct 21, 2009 1:20 pm
homeone
jodge
jodge
21 October 2009

Built in Wardrobe - Recommendations Sydney

Built in Wardrobe - Recommendations Sydney

no worries Neverfinished. . . if you want to send me your measurements I can draft it up for you, doesn't take long!

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jodge
Oct 21, 2009 6:20 pm
jodge
wizard
wizard
21 October 2009

PD Porter Davis - Paint colours

PD Porter Davis - Paint colours

Yeah Mozzie, being in the paint game I know what they use and how they do it, its really cheap crap paint, applied poorly. It's a 2 coat system, 1 tinted undercoat and 1…

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wizard
Oct 21, 2009 7:32 pm
wizard
Macy
Macy
22 October 2009

Roof Restoration

Roof Restoration

If you google again you will find Modern's Adelaide address is the same as Streamline/Bramalco with Oz-roll next door and Impulse the one…

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Macy
Oct 22, 2009 12:21 am
Helyn
Helyn
22 October 2009

Clothesline breaks off wall - update: 20/10: not impressed!

Clothesline breaks off wall - update: 20/10: not impressed!
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Uncle, Afrur, I had a thread going about this some months ago,have enclosed pic below, see how the tiles appear to be crooked but in fact the wall is not square. Its only…

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Helyn
Oct 22, 2009 10:00 am
Helyn
stiffy
stiffy
22 October 2009

DA Process for internal renovations

DA Process for internal renovations

Thanks for the responses - I guess I am confused as to how anyone would know what and when something was modified, given that there are no plans available that would…

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stiffy
Oct 22, 2009 1:40 pm
[JADED]
[JADED]
22 October 2009

Stormwater and retention issues

Stormwater and retention issues

I dont think I have truly appreciated the flatness of my block... nor the absolute lack of any building complications whatsoever... until I read this thread. CRIKEY...…

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[JADED]
Oct 22, 2009 2:06 pm
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trepidman
trepidman
22 October 2009

outdoor umbrella with lamps on ribs

outdoor umbrella with lamps on ribs

You might try adapting some garden lights. LED, solar powered, automatically light up at night.

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trepidman
Oct 22, 2009 8:36 pm
trepidman
kek
kek
23 October 2009

Land Size / Dimensions...

Land Size / Dimensions...

OK, to update... Our CSC had updated our file to say the slab had been poured already: it hadn't. We saw the footings etc in place on…

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kek
Oct 23, 2009 6:25 am
kek
alwilbert
alwilbert
23 October 2009

Relocating a Victorian/Edwardian house.

Relocating a Victorian/Edwardian house.

Good score! To have your house removed, block cleared and then be able to walk away with some cash...a great way to start a building project. Thanks again for the info.

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alwilbert
Oct 23, 2009 7:14 am
nine2eight
nine2eight
23 October 2009

Warning on Tradies

Warning on Tradies
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Its pretty simple IMO. Whatever work you need done, get the costing in writing. Verbals are great but they are not worth the paper they're written on! Written quote = what…

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nine2eight
Oct 23, 2009 8:58 am
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
23 October 2009

any one using Chromagen solar hotwater

any one using Chromagen solar hotwater

The Chromagen web site has information on individual products within their range. I rang them up and talked to someone from their technical department about what products…

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Fiffaro
Oct 23, 2009 3:24 pm
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serge44
Oct 23, 2009 9:22 pm
serge44
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
24 October 2009

The guy who installed my curtains damaged my benchtop!

The guy who installed my curtains damaged my benchtop!

The longer you leave it the harder it will be to claim. By rights you should have been on the phone the next day, and I bet the company says as much in trying to avoid…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 24, 2009 10:25 am
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rosypaige
Oct 24, 2009 3:17 pm
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ani
Oct 24, 2009 11:05 pm
ani
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
25 October 2009

Bushfire Season

Bushfire Season

First fire of the season happened today Behind the house we are renting :shock: The guy behind us was burning off some rubbish and went inside for a sleep, the fire spread…

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D200 Doug
Oct 25, 2009 6:13 pm
melbguy_1973
melbguy_1973
25 October 2009

Anyone had a blocked stormwater pipe?

Anyone had a blocked stormwater pipe?

The only way to get to the pipe is to dig up the concrete, is there any type of machine out there, that might be able to break the bricks up?

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melbguy_1973
Oct 25, 2009 6:33 pm
take2
take2
25 October 2009

Second Storey Floor Exposure

Second Storey Floor Exposure

I don't know how long it can be exposed, but I would inspect the floor and if you are not happy with the condition it is in after being exposed I would be asking for it to…

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take2
Oct 25, 2009 8:28 pm
take2
kexkez
kexkez
25 October 2009

O oh bushfire!

O oh bushfire!
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Well that was fun :roll: The fire was contained, then jumped, then contained... Then back burning then a bit hot :shock: and smokey. So evacs, then open,…

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kexkez
Oct 25, 2009 9:34 pm
kexkez
kyton
kyton
26 October 2009

Converting basement car spaces to garage

Converting basement car spaces to garage

First point of call before you do anything else would be to contact the strata board. You may not be allowed to do it at all. Good luck with your purchase.

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kyton
Oct 26, 2009 6:28 am
kyton
reaver
reaver
26 October 2009

Brimbank Garden stage 30C

Brimbank Garden stage 30C

As long as they don't let the inmates out then it should be alright...

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reaver
Oct 26, 2009 9:36 am
reaver
wizard
wizard
26 October 2009

Light Switches

Light Switches

Thanks joles, i think they are the ones, they look different though. Thanks for that, I will check them out

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wizard
Oct 26, 2009 10:00 am
wizard
swarvy
swarvy
26 October 2009

Working on top of the ceiling

Working on top of the ceiling

you dont have to get in the ceiling to do it, just pull the downlight fixture down from the ceiling, careful not to damage the ceiling or touch it as you cant clean…

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swarvy
Oct 26, 2009 5:29 pm
lisanne
lisanne
26 October 2009

Cheapest Gas in Melbourne ??

Cheapest Gas in Melbourne ??

It depends where you are as Melbourne is broken down into different regions and they have different prices - take some time and ring around

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lisanne
Oct 26, 2009 6:25 pm
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
26 October 2009

Costs for getting a house designed???

Costs for getting a house designed???

Our architect is choosing all that stuff for us. After sitting down with the architects interior designer to give a brief (so they have an high leve understanding of what…

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Biff Costanza
Oct 26, 2009 6:44 pm
Biff Costanza
Micklou
Micklou
27 October 2009

Renovations in Sutherland Shire Council

Renovations in Sutherland Shire Council

Hi Everyone, I was hoping that I might be able to find some H1ers who have done any 1st floor additions or extensions etc within the boundaries of the Sutherland Shire…

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Micklou
Oct 27, 2009 7:45 am
Southies
Southies
27 October 2009

Not Getting A FOC - ramifications, if any ?????

Not Getting A FOC - ramifications, if any ?????

No can do - DH won't do it :roll: Any other ideas out there?

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Southies
Oct 27, 2009 7:50 am
Southies
ThistleTown
ThistleTown
27 October 2009

Is a lack of communication to be expected with builders?

Is a lack of communication to be expected with builders?

But to be honest I would not be hurrying on your job either if your start date is 9 months away. I was wondering if this may be the…

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ThistleTown
Oct 27, 2009 9:07 am
ThistleTown
Bek
Bek
27 October 2009

M3tr1con question - fees

M3tr1con question - fees
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jspitz - thanks for your reply. It makes me feel a little more at ease knowing that there shouldn't be any more unexpected surprises. We've sorted it out (almost). We…

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Bek
Oct 27, 2009 8:36 pm
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


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