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angeinthehome
angeinthehome
2 November 2009

Painting advice

Painting advice

Thanks swarvy - I appreciate your advice.

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angeinthehome
Nov 02, 2009 9:37 pm
Frogger
Frogger
3 November 2009

Appliances...is this a good deal???

Appliances...is this a good deal???

Hi everyone, Thanks for all the comments and I've only just been able to read them as I am now out of town visiting my mum in hospital. I had to make the decision by…

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Frogger
Nov 03, 2009 12:08 am
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
3 November 2009

Fence for "child proofing" difficult back yard

Fence for "child proofing" difficult back yard

I've got toddlers and I would leave it without a fence. Kids soon learn how to negotiate these things, and I think a fence would cause more…

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buildingadreamhome
Nov 03, 2009 3:44 pm
buildingadreamhome
trepidman
trepidman
3 November 2009

if you though your builder was slack....

if you though your builder was slack....

at a cost of $2500 to do a crossover, thats a bl**dy expensive favour! Not sure where you are Trepidman, but in WA it's quite common practice…

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trepidman
Nov 03, 2009 5:06 pm
trepidman
angel
angel
3 November 2009

Building days have gone over

Building days have gone over

I'm glad everything has worked out for you Djelibeybi, after speaking to the CM I know that they are doing everything they can to finish it off asap and a top quality job.…

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angel
Nov 03, 2009 7:31 pm
fruitty
fruitty
3 November 2009

Pls help!!! What questions to ask on a block of land?

Pls help!!! What questions to ask on a block of land?

Make sure to look out for the 100 year flood level thing. It can cost you heaps to build to met the restriction or like someone else on here simply cannot build to meet…

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fruitty
Nov 03, 2009 9:14 pm
fruitty
mattwalker
mattwalker
3 November 2009

Changing username

Changing username

or just ask an admin or moderator ;)

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mattwalker
Nov 03, 2009 11:46 pm
mattwalker
zav
zav
4 November 2009

Extra charges for items in contract plans?

Extra charges for items in contract plans?

I probably could have taken it further but I just wanted my house built. However, I did request a letter from the builder guaranteeing that there will be no further price…

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zav
Nov 04, 2009 1:07 pm
zav
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
4 November 2009

Buy or Sell first

Buy or Sell first

Finally it looks as though I've found a block that really suits...not much land available in my area and even new subdivisions are opening in small stages (to avoid land…

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HappyCamper_au
Nov 04, 2009 6:36 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
5 November 2009

Rain Water Concrete Sump

Rain Water Concrete Sump

I just build a concrete sump yesterday. I will post some photos when I get them. My sump is going to be used for my paving run off which is not good for the rainwater tank…

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buildingwithhamra
Nov 05, 2009 9:16 am
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
5 November 2009

How much for building plans ?

How much for building plans ?

No the guys doing the plans for us ( owner builders ) Verbal estimate around the $2000 mark maybe $2,500 including the energy rating. Long story but I was talking to…

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D200 Doug
Nov 05, 2009 3:24 pm
MrCurly
MrCurly
5 November 2009

Urgent TV Geek alert SBS 8;30 tonight Wednesday !

Urgent TV Geek alert SBS 8;30 tonight Wednesday !

Yeh! - watched it entirely by accident, the PVR was recording that…

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MrCurly
Nov 05, 2009 3:29 pm
Dollar
Dollar
5 November 2009

Polishing floors. Stages?

Polishing floors. Stages?

If there was any way you could move the walls and do the floor before u move in in Jan, id do it that way. Saves the hassel of moving all your…

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Dollar
Nov 05, 2009 5:44 pm
Lex
Lex
5 November 2009

Bamboo flooring

Bamboo flooring

But there are solid wood floors which are direct stick on the slab, therefore does not require the use of timber battens underneath…

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Lex
Nov 05, 2009 11:24 pm
Lex
Helyn
Helyn
6 November 2009

Home Builder Nightmare

Home Builder Nightmare

You probably won’t see too much praise on these forums for builders since most people come on here to complain, rather then say how great everything is. …

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Helyn
Nov 06, 2009 3:37 pm
Helyn
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
7 November 2009

Lawyer process settlement time

Lawyer process settlement time

Does anyone know how long it really takes lawyers to get everything ready for settlement from when the land titles? Assuming the bank is eager to settle ASAP. The land…

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TimmyDunlop
Nov 07, 2009 1:15 am
neilandrach
neilandrach
8 November 2009

Gym Membership for sale - One Health/Fitness, South Morang

Gym Membership for sale - One Health/Fitness, South Morang

Due to a change of circumstances, we have a membership for sale at One Health and fitness, South…

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neilandrach
Nov 08, 2009 8:09 am
andrewbuilder
andrewbuilder
8 November 2009

Pool construction before new home plans approved

Pool construction before new home plans approved

Hi davinci Yes I have thought long and hard about the levels. I'm thinking I will need to have to top of the pool shell level with the alfresco concrete level. I will be…

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andrewbuilder
Nov 08, 2009 12:19 pm
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
8 November 2009

So many ants!!!!

So many ants!!!!
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What if there are 100 different nests and they're all outside in the street? lol Also, can cats who eat dead ants who have been poisoned get…

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D200 Doug
Nov 08, 2009 4:31 pm
katie81
katie81
8 November 2009

What part of your house do you obsess over the most??

What part of your house do you obsess over the most??
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Everything has a place for me to obsess over, but it's the kitchen that I obsess over the most! :shock: Renovating mine and haven't seen it yet, just picturing it in my head and…

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katie81
Nov 08, 2009 11:33 pm
len929
len929
9 November 2009

Plumbing through slab for island bench????

Plumbing through slab for island bench????

Thank you for the photos :D . Did the pipe get filled with anything to avoid any possible water gatheringm eg. if the sink leaks through the cabinet into the pipe?

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len929
Nov 09, 2009 12:10 pm
suh
suh
9 November 2009

Average time of home ownerrship - how long do you own?

Average time of home ownerrship - how long do you own?

I lived at home until I got married, travelled Europe and lived in London for a year. Came home and rented a flat, bought our first house where we stayed for 17 years,…

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suh
Nov 09, 2009 2:01 pm
suh
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Jodie80
Nov 09, 2009 11:08 pm
Jodie80
applecat
applecat
10 November 2009

I need external paint colour help!

I need external paint colour help!

Thanks so much - that does look beautiful and fresh! I got a sample pot of Dulux Stone Grey today. I liked it - before making any decisions will compare your colour…

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applecat
Nov 10, 2009 12:10 am
brydz05
brydz05
10 November 2009

How old is my house??

How old is my house??

The kitchen and bathroom are DEFINITELY NOT original though. Because you can't tell me someone would have built a house with that kind of shonky hand basin... And at the…

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brydz05
Nov 10, 2009 12:14 am
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
10 November 2009

For moderators ... Message in Outbox?

For moderators ... Message in Outbox?

Oh you serious? man!!! .. that's an intelligent way of letting the sender know their message has been read, but sure is deceiving! Thanks!

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bluemetal77
Nov 10, 2009 10:37 am
bluemetal77
Kez
Kez
10 November 2009

Progress Photos

Progress Photos

Thanks Vanessa.

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Kez
Nov 10, 2009 10:46 am
Shae
Shae
10 November 2009

20MM DRAINAGE SCORIA FOR SALE - CRANBOURNE EAST LOCATION

20MM DRAINAGE SCORIA FOR SALE - CRANBOURNE EAST LOCATION

Hey everyone! I thought id try my luck on here!!! We are selling approx 2.5 cubic metres of 20mm Drainage Scoria for $100 O.N.O as we accidently ordered way too much! It…

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Shae
Nov 10, 2009 4:58 pm
MrCurly
MrCurly
10 November 2009

Cost of renovations on the Sunshine Coast

Cost of renovations on the Sunshine Coast

Thanks for the info, much appreciated - will give burns a call to see whether they can offer a competitive rate. :z: Its most difficult comparing rates, so dependant on…

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MrCurly
Nov 10, 2009 5:05 pm
jayw
jayw
10 November 2009

Your opinion on this please

Your opinion on this please

You can ring up the Asbestos people and they will come round and tell you if it is asbestos - i'm pretty sure that part is free. Then if you need it removed they will give…

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jayw
Nov 10, 2009 6:36 pm
jayw
stu
stu
11 November 2009

New Invention

New Invention

join up with an inventors club, I know they exist but cant tell you anymore than that at this point.

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stu
Nov 11, 2009 9:02 am
stu
Ames
Ames
11 November 2009

Weep Holes too low ?....

Weep Holes too low ?....

Thanks for all the help !! The weep holes i am advised to to be 75 mm by building standards and the weep holes are currently only covered by about 3 mm if that ... so…

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Ames
Nov 11, 2009 12:35 pm
Ames
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Julie R
Nov 11, 2009 3:02 pm
Pugs
Pugs
11 November 2009

4mth old Microwave Oven - light not working?

4mth old Microwave Oven - light not working?

we had the entire front control panel stop working on our LG microwave just outside "normal" warranty time lucky we got the extended warranty

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Pugs
Nov 11, 2009 3:20 pm
Pugs
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 November 2009

Liability for damage to footpaths and waterpipes

Liability for damage to footpaths and waterpipes

against any liability for personal injury or property damage when instructed verbally at the point of…

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onc_artisan
Nov 11, 2009 5:58 pm
onc_artisan
len929
len929
11 November 2009

Has anyone used or heard of Dincel construction system?

Has anyone used or heard of Dincel construction system?

Basically its like PVC permanent formwork filled with concrete. Would provide great acoustic properties and thermal mass if insulated correctly. I believe they use it more…

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len929
Nov 11, 2009 8:04 pm
dadandsue
dadandsue
11 November 2009

Refund for advance payment ??

Refund for advance payment ??

What does the contract you signed say? How much are the works? What state?

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dadandsue
Nov 11, 2009 10:34 pm
thlo
thlo
12 November 2009

Occupancy certificate

Occupancy certificate

I am no expert on this one but I do think the Occupancy Certificate is for the satisfaction of the Council and the mortgagee. Home owners rely on the council to do the…

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thlo
Nov 12, 2009 3:51 am
thlo
EKT
EKT
12 November 2009

Tiler needed Northern NSW/Southern Goldcoast

Tiler needed Northern NSW/Southern Goldcoast

Does anyone know of a tiler in the Northern NSW/Sthrn Goldcoast area who has experience with rectified polished porcelain tiels?? We need someone before Christmas...

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EKT
Nov 12, 2009 8:07 am
just Erin
just Erin
12 November 2009

How long did it take for you to receive the FHOG?

How long did it take for you to receive the FHOG?

Ours is being used as the first progress payment, so we're not paying so much interest on our mortgage initially. At the end of our build the funds will be paid into our…

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just Erin
Nov 12, 2009 10:16 am
just Erin
rlay1
rlay1
12 November 2009

Rendering

Rendering

A full house render is not cheap at all. For double storey houses you also need to factor in the cost of scaffolding as well. For my own house I got quotes over $40k! But…

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rlay1
Nov 12, 2009 10:24 am
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
12 November 2009

National Builders Group

National Builders Group
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Apart from the delays, we had a pretty good experience with NBG. We love our home and all defects listed in the building inspector's report were promptly rectified. Even…

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blessedpeople
Nov 12, 2009 10:44 am
blessedpeople
buzz
buzz
12 November 2009

Why cant i have that.......

Why cant i have that.......
1, 2, 3, 4

Three tv areas.... perfect! bet you're gonna miss that Ice Road truckers though :roll: Your brother sounds like a handful :( but seems like in your new place you'll be able to…

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buzz
Nov 12, 2009 1:31 pm
buzz
ash108
ash108
12 November 2009

Where to buy HMP light and power switch covers in Sydney?

Where to buy HMP light and power switch covers in Sydney?

Cheers thanks everyone. I finally got in contact with HPM again and they advised that their switch faceplates can be obtained from places like Bunnings, Mitre 10, JR Turk,…

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ash108
Nov 12, 2009 2:07 pm
taurus
taurus
12 November 2009

Exterior en suite bricks fretting

Exterior en suite bricks fretting

Our 6 y.o. house has fretting in the first brick course outside the en suite. 1. Is this liable to be covered by the 10y structural warranty? 2. Is it likely to be a grout failure?

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taurus
Nov 12, 2009 5:16 pm
Pugs
Pugs
13 November 2009

Ugly...wtf?

Ugly...wtf?
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Pugs, Adelaide is on the agenda shortly ... you interested?? ;) Fu...We did! Figured it was just a stones throw down the road ... :)

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Pugs
Nov 13, 2009 12:34 am
Pugs
seeking solutions
seeking solutions
13 November 2009

HELP - advice on private electrical poles needed

HELP - advice on private electrical poles needed

Do whatever you neighbours wants, as long as they pay for it all. It has been approved, there is nothing you need to do. If you tell…

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seeking solutions
Nov 13, 2009 8:54 am
seeking solutions


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