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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.......
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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
mel
mel
13 November 2009

HOORAY for awesome neighbours!!

HOORAY for awesome neighbours!!
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hi all I had some great neighbours up north. Both were shift workers (opposite shifts) so i had to mow my lawn at 4pm so as not to disturb them The ones on the left…

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mel
Nov 13, 2009 10:08 am
mel
kazza
kazza
13 November 2009

Advice needed, a work in progress!

Advice needed, a work in progress!

I do plan to modernise the shell of the house and Kazza when i renovate the bathroom the pink hand basin is yours if you want it! Don't…

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kazza
Nov 13, 2009 10:52 am
kazza
btherl
btherl
13 November 2009

Before/After School Care - Mernda

Before/After School Care - Mernda

We'll be moving to Mernda soon so I've done a bit of research on childcare in that area. Australian Child Care…

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btherl
Nov 13, 2009 5:18 pm
btherl
Liz521964
Liz521964
13 November 2009

Prices for Miele appliances

Prices for Miele appliances

Hi We just bought a Miele washer and dryer and I have to say it goes totally against my grain the be unable to negotiate price, but they just seemed to be the best there…

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Liz521964
Nov 13, 2009 5:51 pm
kazza
kazza
13 November 2009

Light/dark roof tiles. Which is better for QLD?

Light/dark roof tiles. Which is better for QLD?

Hi Kristi If your roofing tiles are Boral too, there is information on their website that you can download which may help you. It is called a Basix flyer. You will find…

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kazza
Nov 13, 2009 6:48 pm
kazza
Salt&PepperMkII
Salt&PepperMkII
14 November 2009

BRICKS FOR SALE

BRICKS FOR SALE

You mean Austral Homestead Tan?

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Salt&PepperMkII
Nov 14, 2009 8:50 am
joles
joles
14 November 2009

PD - Item selection list

PD - Item selection list

No, I haven't got one. But when you go to Hopetoun to browse, they give you a check list of what you have to choose. Maybe email them and see if they can send you one?

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joles
Nov 14, 2009 9:58 am
joles
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
14 November 2009

Fencing queries - Melbourne Eastern suburbs

Fencing queries - Melbourne Eastern suburbs

I am not in Melbourne, but in SA the rule is you can build a 2.1m fence without council approval. My council planners are awesome, just give them a ring, and they will…

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buildingwithhamra
Nov 14, 2009 6:22 pm
brimbanker
brimbanker
15 November 2009

Land Estates in Melbourne's Western Suburbs

Land Estates in Melbourne's Western Suburbs
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I've just bought land in Moorookyle, which is just one more block up from TG. From what I have seen on the maps, its going to be very close to…

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brimbanker
Nov 15, 2009 1:13 am
chippy
chippy
8 March 2011

Theatre sound insulation - door construction? Coritech door?

Theatre sound insulation - door construction? Coritech door?

You can order any door as a solid core. Just use the same door as the rest as the internals (if that's what you want) but order it in solid core. Be careful with the…

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chippy
Mar 08, 2011 12:59 am
chippy
bluesteel
bluesteel
15 November 2009

Fencing & Retaining walls in SA

Fencing & Retaining walls in SA

We have got quote from fencing world neighbour recommended - very competitive quote and nice to deal with - but they are very busy, so if you don't need it straight away -…

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bluesteel
Nov 15, 2009 8:35 pm
bluesteel
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
16 November 2009

Raising height of floor

Raising height of floor

You flooring would take it over the 20mm difference anyway so you may need rip up the tiles. Overlay flooring for example is 12mm - 14mm depending on type and it is laid…

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Dukekamaya
Nov 16, 2009 7:24 am
Dukekamaya
pashley
pashley
16 November 2009

Help!

Help!

Yeah, I'll look into that. I am most concerned about the ceiling. Now I know it is the cement as the crack actually continues from room to room. If it was the plaster it…

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pashley
Nov 16, 2009 7:35 am
shotofscotch
shotofscotch
16 November 2009

Taking posssession before final payment to builder..

Taking posssession before final payment to builder..

Just to let you all know I appreciated your opinions but based on our particular circumstances and the fact that the builder was a long term friend who we believed should…

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shotofscotch
Nov 16, 2009 8:40 am
ash108
ash108
16 November 2009

Pest Control - do before or after new carpet is laid?

Pest Control - do before or after new carpet is laid?

Thanks RoyalBlue, always good feedback from you! I think based on your feedback I might be best to just hold off on the pest control until the carpet is laid and the…

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ash108
Nov 16, 2009 11:15 am
veech23
veech23
16 November 2009

fence company recommendations - Alamanda point cook VIC

fence company recommendations - Alamanda point cook VIC

Hi all, Would any one recommend fencing company for Alamanda estate and the normal pricing for metre? veeru

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veech23
Nov 16, 2009 11:54 am
adrian
adrian
16 November 2009

Cost of render

Cost of render

OK, so to price this I'd need to work out the total area of wall (inc windows). Thats easy enough to do. So is $100/sq m a reasonable price to go on? After this weekend…

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adrian
Nov 16, 2009 1:36 pm
peterjt
peterjt
16 November 2009

Woolworths to enter the hardware warehouse market

Woolworths to enter the hardware warehouse market
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Bunnings or Mitre 10 or whoever... I personnally like to stick to my local trader and keep my money with the shops and traders near my home.. I have a trade account with…

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peterjt
Nov 16, 2009 2:21 pm
Strumer
Strumer
16 November 2009

Removing a Stone bench top...

Removing a Stone bench top...

Don't take any guff from them! If the join has moved then it needs to be made good. They may try and blame the cabinetry; o.k. then they will need to show you EXACTLY…

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Strumer
Nov 16, 2009 3:45 pm
Strumer

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