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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 3:35 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 4:49 pm
just Erin
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 4:51 pm
grace_slick

Old kitchen cabinets and workbench in the…

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Dale&Bron
Nov 23, 2009 5:27 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 8:58 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 9:54 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 11:04 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 5:15 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 8:40 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 1:03 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 7:27 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 4:12 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 6:20 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 7:57 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 8:54 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 7:45 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 12:18 pm
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 4:03 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 6:58 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 11:41 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 27, 2009 12:37 am
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 4:49 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 6:16 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 7:28 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 8:16 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 9:50 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 11:21 pm
onc_artisan
katie81
katie81
28 November 2009

Another renovating decision..

Another renovating decision..
1, 2, 3

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 3:54 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!
1, 2

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 11:38 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 12:20 pm
_kelly_
Mango
Mango
29 November 2009

high gloss white water based enamel paint

high gloss white water based enamel paint

High Gloss enamel is super washable but i would never paint a wall or hallway with it as its very hard to get smooth. Its hard enough painting doors using a brush and…

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Mango
Nov 29, 2009 1:56 am
gadisdesa
gadisdesa
29 November 2009

recommendations

recommendations

I everyone, I'm a newbie here :) Anyway I was wondering if anyone can recommend a designer/builder preferable on Brisbane's northside..... we are…

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gadisdesa
Nov 29, 2009 5:28 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 November 2009

Raising Concrete Floor.?

Raising Concrete Floor.?

I'd say no mesh for the screed. and not barrier for the 2x4's the concrete will 'pull back' from them during cure.

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onc_artisan
Nov 29, 2009 5:59 pm
onc_artisan
Bam
Bam
29 November 2009

Evap cooling question

Evap cooling question
1, 2

We have evap in our current double story house. We have 6 outlets upstairs - one in each of the 5 rooms plus on in the passageway which is a larger vent. And we have one…

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Bam
Nov 29, 2009 6:55 pm
Bam
calzo
calzo
29 November 2009

Plastered but roof incomplete!

Plastered but roof incomplete!

ours has been like that for about a month in the master bedroom...driving me bonkers!

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calzo
Nov 29, 2009 10:00 pm
cosmos
cosmos
30 November 2009

Treated Pine Retaining Wall

Treated Pine Retaining Wall

Hi Dan, We had to build a 25mtr long retaining wall that was 2mtrs high at the highest level, we were told that we had to have black plastic lining behind our wall it was…

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cosmos
Nov 30, 2009 5:38 pm
novotel
novotel
30 November 2009

Cost of Electrians

Cost of Electrians

my builder charge $100 per downlight.. is it worth getting your own electrician? but does this mean i have to get it done after handover then if i decided to get my…

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novotel
Nov 30, 2009 10:48 pm
dilla
dilla
30 November 2009

Certificate of Title - incorrect dimensions

Certificate of Title - incorrect dimensions

The problem with measuring boundaries is that you can never be sure you are starting to measure from the right place. Also, the distance on the title is taken 'as the…

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dilla
Nov 30, 2009 10:53 pm
dilla
mpcj
mpcj
1 December 2009

pergolas

pergolas

Are you doing it yourself or through a builder? We used a company and they applied for all permits and insurance. Large structures attached to your house will need a…

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mpcj
Dec 01, 2009 10:04 am
mpcj
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
1 December 2009

Cost per square to build in Tasmania

Cost per square to build in Tasmania

There is a specialty cabin builder down here that does exactly that sort of thing... kiychen/living bathroom downstairs and a loft bedroom; or an even more simple single…

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Cabinfever
Dec 01, 2009 4:36 pm
Cabinfever
jaelee
jaelee
2 December 2009

Costs for Variations

Costs for Variations

Ours is $400 and they enforce it. Even if it's a colour change. They may be doing a no charge variation due to their error, we have asked for something to be included in…

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jaelee
Dec 02, 2009 2:05 pm
Julie R
Julie R
2 December 2009

Wardrobe Doors

Wardrobe Doors

Does anyone know of any companies that do wardrobe doors in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Thanks

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Julie R
Dec 02, 2009 2:27 pm
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
2 December 2009

Building Permit - South Eastern Surburb VIC

Building Permit - South Eastern Surburb VIC

Miss Lotus I have PM'd you some details of someone that may be able to assist you. Good Luck Dirk

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dirkadirk
Dec 02, 2009 7:41 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
2 December 2009

Music Stand Auctions on eBay - Selby Acoustics :)

Music Stand Auctions on eBay - Selby Acoustics :)

Hey guys, Our quality range of Hercules Music Stands are on Clearance on Selby Acoustics eBay…

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mattwalker
Dec 02, 2009 9:42 pm
mattwalker
dilla
dilla
2 December 2009

what colour front door?

what colour front door?

What are the colours of your windows? Having asked that. I must say that I like bold colours. Some sort of burgundy/red maybe! :D

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dilla
Dec 02, 2009 10:40 pm
dilla
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
2 December 2009

Can't edit posts

Can't edit posts

After a certain amount of time you can't edit the post.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 02, 2009 10:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Goopta
Goopta
3 December 2009

Frame stage partially completed b builder COMPANY collapsed?

Frame stage partially completed b builder COMPANY collapsed?

Hi encouraging_angels, We have also fallen into the Paulding crisis. Do they owe your parents any money or did they complete the work up to the last installment? In our…

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Goopta
Dec 03, 2009 2:01 pm


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