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fairy blue
fairy blue
6 October 2009

Which comes first - structural engineer or architect/drafts?

Which comes first - structural engineer or architect/drafts?

We were originally going to do a second storey extension to our existing home, our draftsman organised the structural engineer to assess if it was possible and to design…

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fairy blue
Oct 06, 2009 3:20 pm
fairy blue
borg
borg
7 October 2009

Help with Roof Pitch

Help with Roof Pitch

just a note: generally the wider the house the more obvious the pitch will be. Keep this in consideration

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borg
Oct 07, 2009 8:06 am
borg
billdsl
billdsl
7 October 2009

New colorbond fence falling apart

New colorbond fence falling apart

Nasty. I'm fighting with my builder at the moment because the fencer has scratched the heck out of all the fence rails and was happy to just leave it. So im hoping my…

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billdsl
Oct 07, 2009 10:41 am
billdsl
grace_slick
grace_slick
7 October 2009

Renovations in Apartments are ANNOYING!

Renovations in Apartments are ANNOYING!

Yeah, true. It gets SO hot around here, and up in Bris where you are. 6am? Ouch. I'm not a morning person, so in the past when we had our place painted it was done at…

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grace_slick
Oct 07, 2009 3:42 pm
grace_slick
Ari
Ari
7 October 2009

HELP! advice on house options needed

HELP! advice on house options needed

knock it down. You wont be able to handle going from 12 foot ceilings to low ceilings. It will feel cramped.

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Ari
Oct 07, 2009 4:51 pm
razorman
razorman
8 October 2009

Leftover Bricks

Leftover Bricks

BBQ is the obvious answer. But you should save a few. Try finding the same bricks in 10 years. As for the rest, front lawn sign saying bricks for free. Just make sure…

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razorman
Oct 07, 2009 11:47 pm
brownie
brownie
8 October 2009

wanted a builder who specialises in fire damage rebuilding

wanted a builder who specialises in fire damage rebuilding

Hi There! Apparently in our policy we had an exclusion clause and are not covered for people who had permission to be in our property and deliberatly caused damage…

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brownie
Oct 08, 2009 3:21 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
8 October 2009

verandah/pergola fooitngs

verandah/pergola fooitngs

Thanks, I have or should have soil report from house 2 years old plan shows house slab to be 100mm into clay i presume i would be able to use this report?

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kassan1973
Oct 08, 2009 4:43 pm
hand2plough
hand2plough
8 October 2009

Concrete bricks???

Concrete bricks???

Thanks for your input I'll take that on board...

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hand2plough
Oct 08, 2009 5:57 pm
barkly
barkly
8 October 2009

Hot Water - we didn't have it ... we do now! :)

Hot Water - we didn't have it ... we do now! :)

Thanks mattwalker. I see it is not the cheapest of items. barkly

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barkly
Oct 08, 2009 8:30 pm
mattsla
mattsla
8 October 2009

Replacing guttering

Replacing guttering

Hi, I am looking at replacing the guttering on my house. It is rusted out and totally blocked thanks to next doors tree. The guttering at present is the Ace Nuline…

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mattsla
Oct 08, 2009 8:57 pm
[JADED]
[JADED]
8 October 2009

How long does bricking take?

How long does bricking take?

yep pretty happy all round ::lol:: went for a looksee tonight (in the dark lol) and they have done the eaves and some funny bits and pieces up in the eaves - dont know what…

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[JADED]
Oct 08, 2009 10:14 pm
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Blue
Blue
9 October 2009

Lack of communication - is it the same with all builders?

Lack of communication - is it the same with all builders?

We have had one phone call, back in August... Luckily a fellow Homeone poster lives around the corner from our place and can update us. (we live 1000km from Perth)

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Blue
Oct 09, 2009 1:27 am
wizard
wizard
9 October 2009

Hopetoun Interiors - How much should we allow for upgrades?

Hopetoun Interiors - How much should we allow for upgrades?

We are building a 29 Square house in the Lifestyle range, looking at upgrading kitchen, bricks, roof tiles, floor tiles (ensuite, bathroom and toilet only), put floor…

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wizard
Oct 09, 2009 8:40 am
wizard
nessbrown
nessbrown
9 October 2009

Just wanted to share my new Karndean Winter Oak Floor!!!

Just wanted to share my new Karndean Winter Oak Floor!!!

Glad my fridge experience could be of assistance fee :) :: C&D, also happy someone can see what they look like also then!! I searched high and low to get an idea before…

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nessbrown
Oct 09, 2009 3:26 pm
nrook
nrook
10 October 2009

Homestead Draftie Required for owner builder:

Homestead Draftie Required for owner builder:

We have 120 acres in Kilmore and hope to engage a good draftie to help us with tweaking the design and creating working drawings. We know what we want!!! We also need to…

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nrook
Oct 10, 2009 8:39 am
ncra016
ncra016
10 October 2009

Paint Colours

Paint Colours

Hi every-one Just want some opinions on paint colours.... We have just built a new home. The kitchen bench is whitish with chocolate cupboards and lovely mocha…

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ncra016
Oct 10, 2009 11:59 am
Angels
Angels
10 October 2009

HELP! choosing exterior paint colours

HELP! choosing exterior paint colours

any suggestions for a contrast colour to Warm Neutral (dulux colour) for older timber house.

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Angels
Oct 10, 2009 3:32 pm
bec_e
bec_e
10 October 2009

Watersun homes: any one heard of them?

Watersun homes: any one heard of them?

We are building with Watersun - 6-7 weeks till completion - no problems so far hopefully it will stay that way. We are happy with the house so far. PM me if you have any…

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bec_e
Oct 10, 2009 9:22 pm
jaycotoy
jaycotoy
11 October 2009

Lining a room with plaster.

Lining a room with plaster.

Hi everyone, I am new and long winded so be kind please. I want to line our lounge/TV room with plaster board and I am on a limited budget. I am confident I can do the…

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jaycotoy
Oct 10, 2009 11:08 pm
maurita
maurita
11 October 2009

Finally In - Here Are Some Before And After Photos

Finally In - Here Are Some Before And After Photos

Thanks everyone for your kind words. Still so much to do, i don't quite know where to start. Our only storage space at the moment is the double garage so we are desperate…

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maurita
Oct 11, 2009 9:20 am
maurita
kexkez
kexkez
11 October 2009

LATTICE ONLY fence - anyone????

LATTICE ONLY fence - anyone????

sounds like a good idea if you don;t want a solid fence. we are considering doing something similar on part of our property at a future stage. Also on a corner block but…

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kexkez
Oct 11, 2009 9:45 am
kexkez
Casa2
Casa2
11 October 2009

down lights - transformers, how long do they last?

down lights - transformers, how long do they last?

Transformers should last pretty well forever. If you have a problem it's either a manufacturing defect (covered by mandatory 1 year warranty) or a loose connection (try…

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Casa2
Oct 11, 2009 1:23 pm
alwilbert
alwilbert
12 October 2009

home relocation

home relocation

Hi everyone, We are looking for a victorian/edwardian 3/4 bedroom house that we'd like to relocate to Apollo Bay, Victoria. If anyone has or knows s'thing that would fit…

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alwilbert
Oct 12, 2009 6:32 am
wizard
wizard
12 October 2009

Francis 29 by Porter Davis

Francis 29 by Porter Davis

Thanks Wanna, we are building in the Reflections estate Tarneit. We sat down with our CS on Sunday to nut out all the changes we want to make - thats been a drama in its…

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wizard
Oct 12, 2009 6:57 am
wizard
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
12 October 2009

Henley discontinues Damani

Henley discontinues Damani
1 ... 4, 5, 6

yeah but an oven warranty won't cover the damage done to your child or small pet if they're in the way when it goes BOOM! I wonder if it would…

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Fiffaro
Oct 12, 2009 2:57 pm
karol
karol
13 October 2009

Asbestos

Asbestos

From the quotes we've had, it is around $40-50 per sqm including the removal.

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karol
Oct 13, 2009 11:12 am
kymgone
kymgone
13 October 2009

WANTED cabinetmaker to build bar PERTH

WANTED cabinetmaker to build bar PERTH

Hi.. I need a person to build a free standing small bar, its just a standard 1.8 long with a standard size cubbard at each end and a space for a bar fridge. The front is…

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kymgone
Oct 13, 2009 12:35 pm
JJ305
JJ305
13 October 2009

Drafting Costs

Drafting Costs

It cost us $1500 to get a whole house drawn up (22 sq)

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JJ305
Oct 13, 2009 6:30 pm
Estimator
Estimator
13 October 2009

Unique Fencing Problem - Any Help?

Unique Fencing Problem - Any Help?

Hopefully they are good neighbours and will help contribute. Otherwise, they are only obliged to contribute to half the cost of a standard 1800mm high 2-3 timber rail &…

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Estimator
Oct 13, 2009 7:14 pm
Estimator
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
13 October 2009

Guttering sizes - I just aint positive???

Guttering sizes - I just aint positive???

Also it is a standard storm water fitting size and half the cost of 75mm :wink: because they make so much of it :D

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onc_artisan
Oct 13, 2009 9:23 pm
onc_artisan
Hels
Hels
13 October 2009

Prestige Homes

Prestige Homes

I haven't heard of them, what state/area are you in?

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Hels
Oct 13, 2009 9:37 pm
Hels
Mozzie
Mozzie
14 October 2009

Problem with Porter Davis - Moving Alfresco on Francis 29

Problem with Porter Davis - Moving Alfresco on Francis 29

Sounds like they have some staff training issues. I think they find it all too easy to just say no rather than try and find out the real answer.

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Mozzie
Oct 14, 2009 12:36 pm
Mozzie
[JADED]
[JADED]
14 October 2009

Feeling so frustrated with tradesmen and getting quotes

Feeling so frustrated with tradesmen and getting quotes

and further to my above post.... at 7:30AM this morning (hello... this is TOO DAMN EARLY!!) I had a fence guy ring me "hey love.. just found your number here..wondering…

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[JADED]
Oct 14, 2009 2:23 pm
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themax
themax
14 October 2009

Cane stain on fabric lightshade, can it be removed?

Cane stain on fabric lightshade, can it be removed?

I have just tried the chalk SuH and that worked (to some extent). I will also try the baby wipes that gweluphome suggested, and a few others as well. At least the chalk…

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themax
Oct 14, 2009 3:56 pm
themax
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
14 October 2009

Converting Carport into a Garage/Floorwork Advice

Converting Carport into a Garage/Floorwork Advice

Yep sounds like decking. I certainly hope the structure was engineered properly :shock:

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Dukekamaya
Oct 14, 2009 4:49 pm
Dukekamaya
Nav
Nav
14 October 2009

Bank Paying invoice's

Bank Paying invoice's
1, 2

Not sure if I just have good luck with St George, but other then a bit of issues we had on our first invoice (due to the amount on the invoice being incorrect and bank…

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Nav
Oct 14, 2009 6:13 pm
Nav
Eljay
Eljay
14 October 2009

Fencer - Tarneit, West Melbourne any recommendations?

Fencer - Tarneit, West Melbourne any recommendations?

Hi Rellie, Thanks so much, I have just completed their online quote thingy. So I look forward to hearing from them :) Ta Lorree

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Eljay
Oct 14, 2009 6:45 pm
Michelle
Michelle
14 October 2009

Colour help PLEASE!

Colour help PLEASE!

Yeah I should be patient shouldnt I. That's what hubby keeps saying too. Thanks for your help. Hopefully (soon) I'll be back for more advice once…

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Michelle
Oct 14, 2009 7:08 pm
Michelle
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
14 October 2009

Exposed Aggregate - how much??

Exposed Aggregate - how much??

They sell the concrete :D and have a display centre(s) So they can advertize. PM me if you want with some details and I will have a look.

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onc_artisan
Oct 14, 2009 10:29 pm
onc_artisan
ronald912
ronald912
15 October 2009

Renovate our courtyard areas

Renovate our courtyard areas

Hey, we need some help, I am in Sydney north shore and we’re planning to renovate our courtyard areas, putting up a tin shed, extend our car park area and do some…

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ronald912
Oct 15, 2009 1:16 pm
bigdenis
bigdenis
15 October 2009

How to get gas in the kitchen??

How to get gas in the kitchen??

Took me a while, but finally I…

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bigdenis
Oct 15, 2009 3:56 pm
Ari
Ari
15 October 2009

Anyone building with H3NL3Y?

Anyone building with H3NL3Y?

I would keep pushing then. Ask to speak to a manager. Its a shame you signed the contract though.

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Ari
Oct 15, 2009 7:39 pm
mickeyb
mickeyb
15 October 2009

marriot waters estate

marriot waters estate

Hi Nicole Unfortunately you are in the Mellington Estate your property is located on the boundary line of both estates. Once it’s all completed who’s going to know. :lol:

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mickeyb
Oct 15, 2009 7:53 pm
mickeyb
all the sand
all the sand
15 October 2009

Updated - Our house won't fit by 30cm !! - New Drama :-(

Updated - Our house won't fit by 30cm !! - New Drama :-(
1, 2, 3

Congratulations! Glad things are now working out for you. Cant wait to see the new plans. Good luck on Saturday.

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all the sand
Oct 15, 2009 8:16 pm
*frosty*
*frosty*
16 October 2009

Who can identify what this photo is?

Who can identify what this photo is?
1, 2, 3

Err maybe look at this photo I posted yesterday evening? -…

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*frosty*
Oct 16, 2009 2:39 pm
*frosty*
mrsmoon
mrsmoon
16 October 2009

Taubmans Sheer Hose advice please!

Taubmans Sheer Hose advice please!

Hello there, Iam very new to this forum thing so please excuse me if i am not doing something right! We are currently renovating a house that we will be moving…

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mrsmoon
Oct 16, 2009 7:41 pm
aya99
aya99
16 October 2009

Paying extra site costs

Paying extra site costs

Hi rubber_noggin, Which builder did you use? Thanks. We had a 'piering appointment' on site with our builder. This was so they could show…

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aya99
Oct 16, 2009 10:08 pm
aya99
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
16 October 2009

Finished Floor Level for garage to ahd

Finished Floor Level for garage to ahd

I doubt the council will come out to check, unless they have already been advised I would suggest they would be non the wiser. Just tell them it was built as per the…

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Hills Guy
Oct 16, 2009 10:45 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
17 October 2009

advice or tips on tiling on new slab

advice or tips on tiling on new slab

Abbey_aj its pretty much as onc_artisan says. I did it some years ago, laying 170m2 of ceramic tiles (not porcelain) and it came up near perfect. I'm about to do it again…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 17, 2009 4:00 am


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