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buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
17 September 2009

fencing cost

fencing cost
1, 2

our next door (vacant land) is sold recently, but take 90 days to settle, the previous owner understandably didn't want to pay for the fence, directs us to…

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 17, 2009 5:14 pm
qazphilby
qazphilby
17 September 2009

Planning the Reno

Planning the Reno

Yeah it will be a big job, but we are hoping to break it up as much as possible but like i said the more i look at it the more it seems to be bigger chunks then expected.

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qazphilby
Sep 17, 2009 11:57 pm
boj01
boj01
18 September 2009

What exterior colour? Any Suggestions?

What exterior colour? Any Suggestions?

I don't think the house would look good painted in tones of grey with a red roof. We have a similar problem, we…

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boj01
Sep 18, 2009 8:51 am
[JADED]
[JADED]
18 September 2009

Fitting in the pets.

Fitting in the pets.
1, 2

oh hes cute - just ask him hahaha ::lol:: Will no doubt have complete run of…

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[JADED]
Sep 18, 2009 1:40 pm
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Daryl
Daryl
19 September 2009

My account has been hacked!!

My account has been hacked!!

Seems nothing has happened in a week so if you want we can spam each other's threads? Back to gold in no time. Joking of course. Hope you regain your deserved…

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Daryl
Sep 19, 2009 6:04 pm
Daryl
Daryl
19 September 2009

leveling then raising

leveling then raising

Sort of need a little more info. If you are on stumps and have good access to these then leveling is not real expensive. If you are on stumps that are hard to get at then…

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Daryl
Sep 19, 2009 6:20 pm
adrian
adrian
19 September 2009

Fence post height

Fence post height

Hi All, I'm going to be putting up a colorbond fence shortly, and have 90 sheets of 7' colorbond iron to use. What height posts would I need for this, and how deep…

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adrian
Sep 19, 2009 8:25 pm
clueless2009
clueless2009
20 September 2009

Mail Boxes

Mail Boxes

thats cool website. didnt even think about they do these stuff. great idea's

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clueless2009
Sep 20, 2009 8:41 pm
kek
kek
21 September 2009

Incandescent Downlights????

Incandescent Downlights????

If I understand correctly, the issue is that you were expecting small attractive and bright halogen downlights, and instead got the big, ugly, energy-efficient kind that…

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kek
Sep 21, 2009 7:30 am
kek
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[JADED]
21 September 2009

Upholstered Bed Frames

Upholstered Bed Frames

I was watching Better Homes & Gardens a few months back and the 2 interior designer chicks on there made one. They totally made the process look really easy (im sure its…

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[JADED]
Sep 21, 2009 12:25 pm
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nine2eight
nine2eight
21 September 2009

Pool tiles protectant?

Pool tiles protectant?

Thanks for the replies. I have used the 'standard' ceramic 60x60 mosaic tiles with Just-2-ezy adhesive and an off-white grout (with Uniprime additive) I will check out…

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nine2eight
Sep 21, 2009 12:59 pm
jaelee
jaelee
21 September 2009

Stainless Steel Splashbacks

Stainless Steel Splashbacks

If the splashback is for just behind the oven, you can buy them as standard pieces from Harvey Norman, Rick Hart etc. Ikea even have one .. I think from memory around…

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jaelee
Sep 21, 2009 4:46 pm
becdoll
becdoll
21 September 2009

Gyprock disaster

Gyprock disaster

My gyprock rock guy sucks!!! He gyprocked over an entire wall that I was going to have patched with render. One ceiling is inches lower than all of the rest. And the other…

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becdoll
Sep 21, 2009 5:20 pm
Michelle From Perth
Michelle From Perth
21 September 2009

Calling for all those interested in Scott Park Builders

Calling for all those interested in Scott Park Builders

I built with SPH, and moved in last October. The sales person and pre-start consultant were excellent as you have also found, but unfortunately, that's where the customer…

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Michelle From Perth
Sep 21, 2009 11:10 pm
reaver
reaver
22 September 2009

Laying concrete driveway near front water tap

Laying concrete driveway near front water tap

Thanks Kek, I'm meeting my concretor today so hopefully it'll be alright

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reaver
Sep 22, 2009 7:57 am
reaver
kiarabuild
kiarabuild
22 September 2009

Fences/ Covenants & Never Getting Quotes Back!

Fences/ Covenants & Never Getting Quotes Back!

we got our side fencing done by JCW Property services in Rothwell and they were pretty good. Their number is 0438650063. They were very prompt with quotes and got our…

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kiarabuild
Sep 22, 2009 12:21 pm
Jodie80
Jodie80
22 September 2009

Terra cotta pots - free to good home

Terra cotta pots - free to good home

I wish you were closer to me Kek!! I'd definitely take them off your hands for you :)

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Jodie80
Sep 22, 2009 12:42 pm
Jodie80
chriskq
chriskq
22 September 2009

draftsman for inner city terrace house

draftsman for inner city terrace house

Hi All, wondering if anyone might be able to help or point me in the right direction of a draftsman company that has experience dealing with inner city terrace…

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chriskq
Sep 22, 2009 4:51 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
22 September 2009

Buying a house with no slab?

Buying a house with no slab?

I'd be hoping the mudbricks are on strip footings. But I'd be inclined to remove the soil against them inside and out and reveal the footing. There is no problem pouring…

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onc_artisan
Sep 22, 2009 5:01 pm
onc_artisan
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
22 September 2009

Where can I buy a carved wood wall hanging?

Where can I buy a carved wood wall hanging?

Thanks oze, I finally worked out it was Indian, but for the life of me could not find an Indian importer in Australia.

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 22, 2009 6:43 pm
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
22 September 2009

Removing Gyprock

Removing Gyprock

That’s a hard one to answer with any certainty. Was the original wall a polished finish? The rougher the texture of the render the more the glue will bite and probably…

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Hills Guy
Sep 22, 2009 8:47 pm
*frosty*
*frosty*
22 September 2009

Electric Tariff for Solar

Electric Tariff for Solar

Okay, connection for new build is easy! When you Elect meter request goes in, your electrician will need send a work request into AGL (or whoever you want to retail you…

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*frosty*
Sep 22, 2009 10:07 pm
*frosty*
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
23 September 2009

my electrical plan

my electrical plan

Absolutely not. Most wouldn't…

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Cabinfever
Sep 23, 2009 10:18 am
Cabinfever
jacobvz
jacobvz
23 September 2009

Double door fridge - is it roomy enough?

Double door fridge - is it roomy enough?

I used to have a side by side fridge/freezer when I lived in Europe and it was quite large (they do come in defferent sizes). It could easily fit 2 cases of beer on the…

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jacobvz
Sep 23, 2009 1:25 pm
kyton
kyton
24 September 2009

Subdivision question.

Subdivision question.

Call Lake Maq council - they are nice and friendly. They will tell you over the phone what the minimum size a block can be in your local area. For instance where we are in…

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kyton
Sep 24, 2009 8:22 am
kyton
RISBM
RISBM
24 September 2009

Is there any way to find out about a new land estate?

Is there any way to find out about a new land estate?

The best way to find new estates is to go to the top developers sites, thats were i found my new home estate!, try these couple. http://www.delfin.com.au/ (house and…

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RISBM
Sep 24, 2009 11:23 am
damonik
damonik
24 September 2009

Timber suppliers in Perth

Timber suppliers in Perth

Hi guys, I'm in the process of beginning my first renovation and I've found this delightful forum full of like minded people! I'm wondering if anyone can give me some…

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damonik
Sep 24, 2009 5:09 pm
buildingcarinya
buildingcarinya
24 September 2009

Anyone building in Lyndarum Estate!!!

Anyone building in Lyndarum Estate!!!

Hello All I am new to this forum and found it very interesting. Currently we are building in Lyndarum(Epping) which is almost finished as it is upto final stage. Just…

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buildingcarinya
Sep 24, 2009 7:38 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
24 September 2009

colourbond fencing

colourbond fencing

I think she is referring to the fact that Stratco advertises in the mail and on those ads it says the price for colorbond in $70 somthing dollars…

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 24, 2009 11:53 pm
Princess1
Princess1
25 September 2009

Help required

Help required

ok we found they laid the slab in the incorrect position - it's 4 inches out.... we're going to get an independant building inspector.

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Princess1
Sep 25, 2009 12:12 pm
lathi
lathi
25 September 2009

Free Soil/Clean Fill in Brisbane available now

Free Soil/Clean Fill in Brisbane available now

Hmmm...can still deliver if not too far. Whereabouts are you and the volume you…

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lathi
Sep 25, 2009 2:03 pm
popeye
popeye
25 September 2009

clarendon victoria

clarendon victoria

No ,no issues with the build . It is just frustrating that litttle or no work is done week after week. I have visited various forums and there is a lot of complaints…

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popeye
Sep 25, 2009 2:11 pm
jaelee
jaelee
25 September 2009

home ones depth of knowledge- renovating in West Aust

home ones depth of knowledge- renovating in West Aust

Hi, I can't help you .. but thought I would let you know that there is an "Owner Builder" section in Homeone that might be better suited for your questions raised. Good…

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jaelee
Sep 25, 2009 5:57 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
25 September 2009

Getting hot water ... faster! ... hot water recirculation

Getting hot water ... faster! ... hot water recirculation

the continuation is now here: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24034

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mattwalker
Sep 25, 2009 6:46 pm
mattwalker
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
25 September 2009

Experiences with NSW fair trading for Building disputes

Experiences with NSW fair trading for Building disputes

Legally they have to build within Australian Standards. What are the issues you are having? If you still dont like it, but it is within standards they dont have to do…

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 25, 2009 11:03 pm
Anke
Anke
26 September 2009

Electrician Recommendations Sydney

Electrician Recommendations Sydney

Hi I have a great electrician. Wouldn't use anyone else. send me your email address and I will pass on details to you. Regards Anke

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Anke
Sep 26, 2009 1:12 am
Anke
Anke
26 September 2009

Cheap Baltic Pine Floor boards

Cheap Baltic Pine Floor boards

I had the same problem when I had to get some Kauri pine floorboards. I eventually ended up letting my fingers do the walking through the phone book - recycling places.…

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Anke
Sep 26, 2009 2:27 am
jaelee
jaelee
26 September 2009

Wallpaper feature walls, any pics?

Wallpaper feature walls, any pics?

Hi and thanks Kek for posting those gorgeous photos. It really is starting to confirm to me that I may do a wallpaper feature wall .. was looking at tiles before, but…

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jaelee
Sep 26, 2009 10:36 am
2pais
2pais
26 September 2009

Bricking in process

Bricking in process

Hi lisamay Is it possible for you to post the picture of your bricks as we are doing our brick selection and bianca from boral is one of our choices. Not sure if thats…

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2pais
Sep 26, 2009 3:19 pm
JMS
JMS
26 September 2009

Skew Trap Pan

Skew Trap Pan

My clever builder placed the toilet floor drain too close to a side wall, can a skew trap pan be used to a floor outlet?

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JMS
Sep 26, 2009 4:14 pm
MagicJ
MagicJ
26 September 2009

going up or going out - extension

going up or going out - extension

Hi unsure, We went up in our old house in Melbourne (brick veneer) because we had no backyard to extend out into. The main extra costs, in my opinion, lie in…

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MagicJ
Sep 26, 2009 8:09 pm
MagicJ
mattwalker
mattwalker
26 September 2009

Hiding an ugly A/C Unit

Hiding an ugly A/C Unit

I think the best bet would be to check with the manufacturer as they will tell you how close etc you can get. Perhaps a slat screen would be the go... Personally I did…

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mattwalker
Sep 26, 2009 11:15 pm
mattwalker
kazza
kazza
26 September 2009

How bright is a Fanaway Fan?

How bright is a Fanaway Fan?

Thanks JilaMint That sounds like it should be plenty of light. Might even have to wear the sunnies ::cool::

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kazza
Sep 26, 2009 11:31 pm
kazza
kexkez
kexkez
27 September 2009

Looking forward to the most?

Looking forward to the most?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

One thing I was looking forward to was a decent clothes line instead of the horrible, badly positioned wall line. The thing was too small and rarely got any breeze where…

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kexkez
Sep 27, 2009 7:42 am
kexkez
Salt&PepperMkII
Salt&PepperMkII
27 September 2009

bb

bb

LMAO!!! Im the owner of this thread now!! ::hyst:: ::lol:: ::lol::

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Salt&PepperMkII
Sep 27, 2009 10:55 am
yvette72
yvette72
27 September 2009

builder's emergency phone number

builder's emergency phone number

you are lucky you have a emergency number we did have that when we build we had the ss mobile that he never answered or turned it off and did answer messages left for him…

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yvette72
Sep 27, 2009 1:06 pm
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Jess09
Sep 27, 2009 4:45 pm
Jess09
Dassher
Dassher
28 September 2009

Termite question - in an established apartment/townhouse.

Termite question - in an established apartment/townhouse.

Thanks for the tips guys I appreciate it. However its a none issue now - Another place has come up that Im interested so I'm going to pass on this one.

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Dassher
Sep 28, 2009 1:17 pm


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