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oolzy
oolzy
24 August 2009

PD reserved land

PD reserved land

Hi I am building with PD and we had a land all ready and when we went to sign up we paid i think about a $500 dep to lock in a date thats all we…

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oolzy
Aug 24, 2009 1:12 pm
dstann
dstann
24 August 2009

Is your rental annoying you even more so now?

Is your rental annoying you even more so now?
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I am sick of renting but it is not so much the apartment but the neighbours. We had one neighbour walk dog poo through the building foyer, you could see who it was because…

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dstann
Aug 24, 2009 2:44 pm
Rod1949
Rod1949
24 August 2009

Removing garage

Removing garage

Check with your council. Better to be safe than sorry.

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Rod1949
Aug 24, 2009 2:52 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
24 August 2009

Fencing Questions!

Fencing Questions!

we are talking 1940's sewer here..... so I wouldn't be sure what they would have done back then!!

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buildingadreamhome
Aug 24, 2009 4:21 pm
buildingadreamhome
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
24 August 2009

Which Broadband????

Which Broadband????

Another Internode customer here, and +1 from me too. :) Actually, I was at a conference a few weeks back with Simon Hackett (CEO of Internode) and their plans for the future…

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Djelibeybi
Aug 24, 2009 7:00 pm
kexkez
kexkez
24 August 2009

Does your roof pop?????

Does your roof pop?????

heard a small pop today and have done so in the past month.

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kexkez
Aug 24, 2009 9:22 pm
kexkez
poppamatic
poppamatic
26 August 2009

Washing machine taps hidden inside cabinet.

Washing machine taps hidden inside cabinet.

So when I use the hole saw to cut my holes, 1 for the cold, 1 for the hot water and 1 for the drainer. Is there a trim I can use around the…

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poppamatic
Aug 26, 2009 8:33 pm
joeygbh
joeygbh
27 August 2009

Land Prices jumping 20K in a few weeks

Land Prices jumping 20K in a few weeks

This is for those that have kept up with land prices in your estates. From what I've seen and heard is that land prices have jumped around 20K in…

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joeygbh
Aug 27, 2009 1:53 pm
joeygbh
muzzman
muzzman
28 August 2009

Anyone used consolidator to import from USA?

Anyone used consolidator to import from USA?

Just be careful when getting things in from other countries - particularly electrical and plumbing goods - and particularly North America. Electricity in North America is…

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muzzman
Aug 28, 2009 12:32 pm
muzzman
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
28 August 2009

Building House in different states.. different prices

Building House in different states.. different prices

I am sure that the prices in my coles and your coles is different to. It's just the way the world is. Some builders have better specifications than others too. Your…

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buildingwithhamra
Aug 28, 2009 5:41 pm
ani
ani
29 August 2009

Lintels

Lintels

Great minds think alike - I was going to go the legume route too :D Love your work Fu!

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ani
Aug 29, 2009 10:29 pm
ani
ani
ani
30 August 2009

Wired door-bell

Wired door-bell

Nice! I would have one of those winding ones if it was going next to the front door!

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ani
Aug 30, 2009 12:43 am
ani

Hello Guys, I want to install Solar Hot Water system on my townhouse in Brisbane. Done few quotes and put this chart together. Like to share and see what people think and…

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simple_man
Aug 30, 2009 4:28 pm
btherl
btherl
30 August 2009

The Guy Built Magnetic Power generator-24KW Free Home Energy

The Guy Built Magnetic Power generator-24KW Free Home Energy

Perpetual motion is a myth, but finding energy sources which we don't need to expend energy ourselves to use are not. Like solar power - it's there already, all we need…

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btherl
Aug 30, 2009 7:01 pm
btherl
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Nightshade
Aug 30, 2009 9:16 pm
Nightshade
Nightshade
31 August 2009

Fly screens for pivot doors

Fly screens for pivot doors

Thanks will check it out.. just a flyscreen is fine as it's only when we're home during the day that we'd have it open

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Nightshade
Aug 31, 2009 1:57 pm
swimspan
swimspan
31 August 2009

Vinyl cladding

Vinyl cladding

Hey Matt i just finished the cladding on my new home (now its watertight, have everything else to do) and i had the exact same problem as you. i shopped around heaps and…

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swimspan
Aug 31, 2009 3:41 pm
reaver
reaver
31 August 2009

OMG!Why would they do this? UPDATE-LETTERBOX MYSTERY SOLVED!

OMG!Why would they do this? UPDATE-LETTERBOX MYSTERY SOLVED!
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This incident is funny. Glad it all ended well. It just goes to show tradies aren't big on their communication skills :D

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reaver
Aug 31, 2009 3:46 pm
reaver
Nightshade
Nightshade
31 August 2009

Fence damage - is this acceptable

Fence damage - is this acceptable
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Yeah...not ideal...i just didn't want to deal with trying to get them in after the house is complete to fix it up. Be good practise for us to do the extra gates etc we'll…

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Nightshade
Aug 31, 2009 4:17 pm
andrei
andrei
31 August 2009

Anyone like to recommend best value security alarm system

Anyone like to recommend best value security alarm system

There is a guy who advertises BOSCH system with 3 points for $759. System doesn't need monitoring , it can be connected to your mobile number or any other selected one. So…

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andrei
Aug 31, 2009 5:04 pm
jbdave
jbdave
31 August 2009

Damage done by builder next door to our crossover

Damage done by builder next door to our crossover

As you haven't started construction, I would take photos of the damage and send it to the council. You are only responsible for the damage you cause to council assets. …

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jbdave
Aug 31, 2009 5:10 pm
juzdownunder
juzdownunder
31 August 2009

Advice needed on a new double garage.

Advice needed on a new double garage.

Thanks. Actually I remembered where I saw that price, it was on this forum: viewtopic.php?t=526 Pricing is dependent on what you want and how it…

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juzdownunder
Aug 31, 2009 5:19 pm
billdsl
billdsl
31 August 2009

How to catch a sparky?

How to catch a sparky?

our sparkies took an hour or two, then another 2 full days and it seemed to be done... we have fans and lights all over the shop and for some reason they didnt do the full…

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billdsl
Aug 31, 2009 9:38 pm
billdsl
Yev_
Yev_
31 August 2009

Melbourne Home Show

Melbourne Home Show

Thanks for the tickets, Homeone. We found plantation shutters for $250 installed and also signed up with HRV (www.hrv.com.au). That's the first time we've been to home…

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Yev_
Aug 31, 2009 9:53 pm
ibb1980
ibb1980
31 August 2009

Temporary Fencing hire Sydney

Temporary Fencing hire Sydney

I also had difficulty hiring a small number of panels, try playsafe fencing at milperra or revesby. their panels are are rough looking but do the job, around $35ish a…

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ibb1980
Aug 31, 2009 10:14 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
31 August 2009

7 year builders warranty?

7 year builders warranty?

Yes, that's what I would do... Ed

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ECOECO
Aug 31, 2009 11:11 pm
ECOECO
CarolineJ
CarolineJ
1 September 2009

Perth builders - who to pick?

Perth builders - who to pick?

We are really happy with WBN.

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CarolineJ
Sep 01, 2009 1:03 am
neildallhoff
neildallhoff
1 September 2009

garage reinforcement

garage reinforcement

Hi, My friends garage is 23 feet long X 16' wide X 16.f' from the slab to the peak of the roof. The south and north walls have a double top plate and the east and west…

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neildallhoff
Sep 01, 2009 5:53 am
oze
oze
1 September 2009

Cost of increasing Insulation Rating

Cost of increasing Insulation Rating

The house we're building comes with R2.5 ceiling insulation. Our builder has quoted the following to upgrade. Gold Batts R3.0 - $759 R3.5 - $911 R4.0 - $1366 R5.0 -…

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oze
Sep 01, 2009 9:55 am
oze
Carmel
Carmel
1 September 2009

Check Out My Plumber **Photo for you THEMAX!**

Check Out My Plumber **Photo for you THEMAX!**
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I don't know themax.. a little bit dirrty is ok :lol: And Ash, if you didn't want this photo of you posted.. you might want to check the ones I've posted at

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Carmel
Sep 01, 2009 2:31 pm
Carmel
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gregwmay
Sep 01, 2009 7:37 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
1 September 2009

Merbau timber front fencing, any idea about the cost

Merbau timber front fencing, any idea about the cost

90mm x 19mm merbau decking is now between $3.80 - $4.20 per metre depending where you are. The rest dpends as Adrian on what exactly you want in the design of the fence.

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Dukekamaya
Sep 01, 2009 9:24 pm
Dukekamaya
grinder
grinder
1 September 2009

Porcelain or cermamic tiles?

Porcelain or cermamic tiles?

In short if the tiles are for a pool, ceramics will suffice easy to cut easy to lay although the mesh backing can be a bit of a nonsense. The trick with pool tiles is to…

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grinder
Sep 01, 2009 9:43 pm
grinder
angelo
angelo
1 September 2009

Cancelling before contracts signed.

Cancelling before contracts signed.

Builders cannot charge anthing untill you have signed the contract. Once signed they can apply cancellation on costs incured. Wjhy are you cancelling>

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angelo
Sep 01, 2009 10:58 pm
ellyash
ellyash
2 September 2009

Our renovation and extension almost complete!

Our renovation and extension almost complete!

Thanks for the replies. Neverfinished - we have not done the work ourselves so that might be why it appears to have happened so quickly. My husband and I demolished the…

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ellyash
Sep 02, 2009 8:04 am
themax
themax
3 September 2009

Outside Taps

Outside Taps

We put in TWO taps, one at the back on the corner of the house and one at the front opposite corner. I would like one at the rear of the back yard too, but maybe later.

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themax
Sep 03, 2009 9:37 am
themax
JJ305
JJ305
3 September 2009

Colorbond v's tile

Colorbond v's tile
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My parents have had colorbond for twenty years and would never go to tiles. They have a external digital TV aerial and I don't think we have ever had the problem of a bird…

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JJ305
Sep 03, 2009 1:27 pm
Wattle
Wattle
3 September 2009

Distance of water meter from house

Distance of water meter from house

Thank you I thought it might be expensive. Jill

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Wattle
Sep 03, 2009 2:29 pm
first timer
first timer
3 September 2009

Performance Choice Carpet

Performance Choice Carpet

I'm looking at getting 3 small bedrooms layed with Performance Choice Carpet - Capstone Bell Tower. Just wondering if anyone has any feedback on this item. Cheers :P

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first timer
Sep 03, 2009 8:50 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
3 September 2009

Weatherboard over existing brick veneer?

Weatherboard over existing brick veneer?

You would need to batten the bricks to fix the weatherboard to which could create dramas around windows etc. Someone may be able to answer whether the brickwork would hold…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 03, 2009 9:32 pm
Dukekamaya
homereno
homereno
4 September 2009

How do I remove tiles layed on a timber floor???? HELP

How do I remove tiles layed on a timber floor???? HELP

i just spent yesterday removing tiles, getting those floor tiles off wooden floors is hell, they us some sort of balck sticky glue, I only had to remove about 2 square…

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homereno
Sep 04, 2009 9:48 am
contractcheck
contractcheck
4 September 2009

Doing Takeoffs & estimating

Doing Takeoffs & estimating

Does anyone here have a good excel template or similar they use for doing takeoffs and estimating for their project?

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contractcheck
Sep 04, 2009 9:50 am
seeking solutions
seeking solutions
4 September 2009

Alarm, Intercom, Ducted Vacuum Installer Sydney

Alarm, Intercom, Ducted Vacuum Installer Sydney

my builder uses signature security group. Got a quote but haven't started this phase as yet. If anyone has dealt with them, would love to know please.

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seeking solutions
Sep 04, 2009 5:55 pm
seeking solutions
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
4 September 2009

Anyone building a small home or granny flat?

Anyone building a small home or granny flat?

Ohhh, and how could I have forgotten this link: http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/ Seriously tiny houses. Not quite my aesthetic, but he fits a helluva lot into a tiny place!!!

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Elizabeth
Sep 04, 2009 8:54 pm
swarvy
swarvy
4 September 2009

$10,000 Difference in quotes!

$10,000 Difference in quotes!

best thing to do is make a minor works contract, get one from HIA or master builders association, make sure it has stated in it exactly as you want and you and the…

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swarvy
Sep 04, 2009 10:35 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
5 September 2009

Mortar Joints

Mortar Joints

I don't think so... though if you were to use an acrylic mortar it will prolly stick better :: Onc_artisan

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onc_artisan
Sep 05, 2009 1:43 pm
onc_artisan
Jazzie
Jazzie
5 September 2009

Wunderlich roof tiles - remove & take away??

Wunderlich roof tiles - remove & take away??

Our roof has Wunderlich tiles (terracotta colour) approx 30yrs+ old. Apparantly these tiles are sort after for Heritage home extentions/renos. Wondering if anyone knows…

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Jazzie
Sep 05, 2009 6:47 pm
Jazzie
King willy
King willy
6 September 2009

Is near enough good enough?

Is near enough good enough?

Near enough is never good enough. It may be good enough for the person doing it but not for the person paying for it. I know in the scheme of things its…

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King willy
Sep 06, 2009 9:57 pm
King willy
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
7 September 2009

Would you rent & save or stay & pay????

Would you rent & save or stay & pay????

Well our situation bit different, but we asked our current bank if they'd lend us enough to build and keep our property as a rental. They told us $12k mortgage insurance…

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dragonflychic
Sep 07, 2009 4:59 pm


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