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Kaytee
Dec 09, 2009 9:58 am
Kaytee
McKhenry
McKhenry
9 December 2009

For the first homebuyer/ builder

For the first homebuyer/ builder

Hello All, For all of those of you whom are first home buyers looking to build in WA, I have stumbled across a very useful site…

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McKhenry
Dec 09, 2009 12:56 pm
Merlin
Merlin
9 December 2009

Skirting board question

Skirting board question

This type of cable ducting has been around in various forms for many years and a google search will no doubt turn up many of them. http://www.escoind.com.au for…

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Merlin
Dec 09, 2009 3:14 pm
mishb
mishb
10 December 2009

Do you have to reveal reserve at auction?

Do you have to reveal reserve at auction?

however the reserve price still needs to be no more than 10% of the selling range. I thought they introduced a rule like this…

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mishb
Dec 10, 2009 11:32 am
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
10 December 2009

What will you NEVER get sick of seeing?

What will you NEVER get sick of seeing?
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My answer..... NOTHING. I think that every single thing/selection we become tired of eventually. That's why I chose things I loved for my home,…

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buildingadreamhome
Dec 10, 2009 3:29 pm
buildingadreamhome
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Surveyor
Dec 10, 2009 3:42 pm
sslc
sslc
10 December 2009

New Floor Extension: Recommendations and Advice

New Floor Extension: Recommendations and Advice

Thanks for the advice, Lol, we just signed today.. I guess we wanted a larger firm (more $$$ but the trade off is peace of mind). On our next projects (investments) we…

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sslc
Dec 10, 2009 5:03 pm
rodrocket
rodrocket
10 December 2009

If only I'd... I wish we had have... If I knew then...

If only I'd... I wish we had have... If I knew then...
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Hi Rocket, It is Tempo cornice in 90mm. We are really happy with how it looks in the house. A bit of interest but not too decorative if that makes…

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rodrocket
Dec 10, 2009 6:13 pm
Cherryripe
Cherryripe
10 December 2009

I have to pay for my builder to use an undercoat!!!

I have to pay for my builder to use an undercoat!!!

You are seriously confused....a primer is for EXTERIOR WOOD. Not bare plaster. Here's a link to the Haymes Paint website that describes it's Acrylic Sealer Undercoat with…

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Cherryripe
Dec 10, 2009 7:47 pm
James Bond
James Bond
10 December 2009

Floor level restriction - AHD question

Floor level restriction - AHD question

hi everyone, We purchased land off the plan a few months back and we recently received a…

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James Bond
Dec 10, 2009 8:41 pm
James Bond
phil74
phil74
10 December 2009

Anyone painted their own exterior in Moroka???

Anyone painted their own exterior in Moroka???

No ducking required Loretta! There is a mit with your name on it! You also have reserved seating on the scaffolding free of charge!

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phil74
Dec 10, 2009 9:25 pm
lazywriterbum
lazywriterbum
10 December 2009

Tarneit Suburb

Tarneit Suburb
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re; internet I'm in CP and use the 3G mobile network bigpond, I find it really fast and efficient. It's not cheap tho! That really pisses me…

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lazywriterbum
Dec 10, 2009 9:48 pm
lazywriterbum
Belial
Belial
11 December 2009

Estate Covenants - Specified Fence Heights

Estate Covenants - Specified Fence Heights

THen the question must be asked, "Where on earth are you building?" and more to the point is it something…

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Belial
Dec 11, 2009 7:50 am
Belial
gully
gully
11 December 2009

Energy Monitoring Devices

Energy Monitoring Devices

I've got an Envi Current Cost meter. http://www.currentcost.com/ Uploads data to the PC and helps you track down power usage for the whole house. Cost around $150. Works…

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gully
Dec 11, 2009 2:28 pm
take2
take2
12 December 2009

Do your window frames match your roller door?

Do your window frames match your roller door?

Mine will, woodland grey slimline panel lift door & windows, But keep in mind your interior colour scheme as the the window colour will efffect that more than the garage…

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take2
Dec 12, 2009 8:46 pm
take2
16.SFC
16.SFC
12 December 2009

Connecting LG side by side fridge to water

Connecting LG side by side fridge to water

Sorry I can't help - I am in the same situation. We also have a LG fridge which we will need to connect up to water when we move. I will keep an…

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16.SFC
Dec 12, 2009 8:56 pm
16.SFC
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JoBen
Dec 13, 2009 11:08 am
rodrocket
rodrocket
13 December 2009

PRICE DIFFERENCE - Quote Vs Tender

PRICE DIFFERENCE - Quote Vs Tender

i am not asking about base price Vs Actual…

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rodrocket
Dec 13, 2009 12:52 pm
Frogger
Frogger
13 December 2009

Termite protection

Termite protection

Hi frogger, Im pretty sure that here in SA we had to pay extra for it in our contract. Maybe just give your builder a call tomorrow to…

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Frogger
Dec 13, 2009 9:13 pm
take2
take2
13 December 2009

Garage Door Height - Lower Floor Level

Garage Door Height - Lower Floor Level

As we have 2.7 ceiling we lifted our door from 2100 to 2400 cost an extra $540 that was for the larger door. In our case it was the size of the lintel that changed not…

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take2
Dec 13, 2009 9:26 pm
take2
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 December 2009

STAFF REQUIRED....

STAFF REQUIRED....

Hi Guys, We are looking for 2 new staff to compliment our expanding business here in Hallam. Position 1 is for a full time warehouse person with…

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mattwalker
Dec 14, 2009 9:31 am
mattwalker
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
14 December 2009

If you have artistic or design skills I could use some help

If you have artistic or design skills I could use some help

Down here on the design page It does contain some photos of sunsets I need some advice on. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=27249 Many thanks cheers doug

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D200 Doug
Dec 14, 2009 12:40 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
14 December 2009

How often do you check your BBQ Gas Bottle Fittings???

How often do you check your BBQ Gas Bottle Fittings???

Ok so now i am confused. I found this article on the internet today. Please read the following - *TWO hundred people were evacuated from a city…

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to_do_list
Dec 14, 2009 2:38 pm
to_do_list
House_of_Dreams
House_of_Dreams
15 December 2009

3 simple questions

3 simple questions

Thanks for the advice, I have been told the same by a friend just thought I would get a second opinion.

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House_of_Dreams
Dec 15, 2009 10:35 am
House_of_Dreams
Belial
Belial
15 December 2009

Stamp Duty Victoria

Stamp Duty Victoria

No its different to lenders mortgage insurance, that fee was added to my bank loan and paid by the bank. I ended up using some of my savings that…

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Belial
Dec 15, 2009 1:08 pm
Belial
kelvinlars
kelvinlars
15 December 2009

Kids Outdoor Settings

Kids Outdoor Settings

It is good to create one at outside your house and create a pavilion...

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kelvinlars
Dec 15, 2009 9:19 pm
16.SFC
16.SFC
15 December 2009

Installing Light Fittings $$

Installing Light Fittings $$

Downlights generate a lot of heat, especially halogens. Over here in the west, it's compulsory to…

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16.SFC
Dec 15, 2009 10:28 pm
16.SFC
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themax
Dec 16, 2009 3:13 pm
themax
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
16 December 2009

Disappointed with ceiling fan in alfresco - Any advice?

Disappointed with ceiling fan in alfresco - Any advice?
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a high quality brand of ceiling fans is Hunter Pacific - great style selection amazing airflow and quite !!! the prices are also not too bad, i have found an online…

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Lighting Designer
Dec 16, 2009 4:33 pm
Lighting Designer
Tornado_ALIVE
Tornado_ALIVE
16 December 2009

I can’t believe our luck

I can’t believe our luck

Talk to your bank ASAP regarding your construction load and confirm you will have enough savings for the required period and get it in writing. Also brace yourself for…

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Tornado_ALIVE
Dec 16, 2009 9:56 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
Lex
Lex
17 December 2009

Warranty issue on new home.

Warranty issue on new home.

Great, moondog! :z: :z: Have you actually already lodged the complaint (or whatever it's called) officially with the DoFT? I'm guessing you are already keeping everything in…

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Lex
Dec 17, 2009 4:00 pm
Lex
nietzche
nietzche
17 December 2009

FHOG boost addendum not completed AGHH!!!

FHOG boost addendum not completed AGHH!!!

ha missed that little detail, SRo states the claim will be paid at the first progress payment, thus anytime after that is "penalty time".…

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nietzche
Dec 17, 2009 5:14 pm
taththi
taththi
17 December 2009

Staples in my lovely tas oak floor :/

Staples in my lovely tas oak floor :/

I finally finished ::lol:: Took me probably 4-5 days all up and my knees and back are fu.... very sore! However I'm so pleased to be done! My technique improved over time but…

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taththi
Dec 17, 2009 9:17 pm
Rogue
Rogue
18 December 2009

Help Needed Putting Aerial Cable Into Wall

Help Needed Putting Aerial Cable Into Wall

If you have access to the wall cavity from above and it's an external wall, then tape the cable to a length of yellow-tongue flooring "tongue" or PVC pipe (like electrical…

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Rogue
Dec 17, 2009 11:45 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
19 December 2009

Wrong Coloured Grout!!

Wrong Coloured Grout!!

Thanks kek! I sure hope it doesn't scratch up our tiles!! We've left a message in the house for the tilers in case they come back this morning or Monday before I have a…

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buildingadreamhome
Dec 19, 2009 7:44 am
buildingadreamhome
Casa2
Casa2
19 December 2009

need some help in ceiling height!

need some help in ceiling height!

If I was going to drop the entry way, I would drop it to 28c (2408 mm). 25c (2150 mm) would be too low with your nice 31c (2666 mm) ceilings.

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Casa2
Dec 19, 2009 9:05 pm
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Djelibeybi
Dec 20, 2009 9:29 am
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
21 December 2009

Building permit to enclose al fresco with brick cavity wall?

Building permit to enclose al fresco with brick cavity wall?

If you talk to three different people at the council, you'll probably get three different answers. Who knows if any of them is right? :roll:

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Fiffaro
Dec 21, 2009 6:10 am
ritab25
ritab25
21 December 2009

Need info, Please help!

Need info, Please help!

You can apply to the SRO for an extension for the FHOG which is likely to be approved if you can show that the delays are legitimate (letters from developer and builder)…

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ritab25
Dec 21, 2009 8:10 am
ob's
ob's
21 December 2009

large borer problems need help

large borer problems need help

I've just taken over my grandfathers house and it has some extensive problems with borer damage in the floorboards the areas that have been affected are in the pine t&G…

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ob's
Dec 21, 2009 2:32 pm

Im going to move this to Coffee Break as General Discussion is about building :wink:

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
shonzilla
shonzilla
22 December 2009

Opinions needed!

Opinions needed!

Your kidding!? My excellent rep is Gary S. He's a friend of a friend :) gotta love contacts! What's even creepier is I applied for a job with summit awhile back but ended…

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shonzilla
Dec 22, 2009 12:35 am
shonzilla

If they give you any grief, you could always do what we have done. This is our standard ensuite…

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wizard
Dec 22, 2009 7:01 am
wizard
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
22 December 2009

Please help - How much did your SE Qld house extension cost

Please help - How much did your SE Qld house extension cost

If we did go ahead with ours it would have been 118,000 , pretty much what you want do. Our house was on a hill. So for us it was sell move back to Melbourne and build…

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pinkdiamond
Dec 22, 2009 12:42 pm
pinkdiamond
bel
bel
22 December 2009

Roof insulation - Sutherland area?

Roof insulation - Sutherland area?

Hi funfun, It was a while ago but we used http://www.abbcoinsulation.com.au/ Abbco insulation. Bevin is a great guy - he was lovely to deal with, answer questions…

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bel
Dec 22, 2009 1:50 pm
bel


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