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D200 Doug
D200 Doug
25 October 2009

Bushfire Season

Bushfire Season

First fire of the season happened today Behind the house we are renting :shock: The guy behind us was burning off some rubbish and went inside for a sleep, the fire spread…

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D200 Doug
Oct 25, 2009 7:13 pm
melbguy_1973
melbguy_1973
25 October 2009

Anyone had a blocked stormwater pipe?

Anyone had a blocked stormwater pipe?

The only way to get to the pipe is to dig up the concrete, is there any type of machine out there, that might be able to break the bricks up?

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melbguy_1973
Oct 25, 2009 7:33 pm
take2
take2
25 October 2009

Second Storey Floor Exposure

Second Storey Floor Exposure

I don't know how long it can be exposed, but I would inspect the floor and if you are not happy with the condition it is in after being exposed I would be asking for it to…

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take2
Oct 25, 2009 9:28 pm
take2
kexkez
kexkez
25 October 2009

O oh bushfire!

O oh bushfire!
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Well that was fun :roll: The fire was contained, then jumped, then contained... Then back burning then a bit hot :shock: and smokey. So evacs, then open,…

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kexkez
Oct 25, 2009 10:34 pm
kexkez
kyton
kyton
26 October 2009

Converting basement car spaces to garage

Converting basement car spaces to garage

First point of call before you do anything else would be to contact the strata board. You may not be allowed to do it at all. Good luck with your purchase.

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kyton
Oct 26, 2009 7:28 am
kyton
reaver
reaver
26 October 2009

Brimbank Garden stage 30C

Brimbank Garden stage 30C

As long as they don't let the inmates out then it should be alright...

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reaver
Oct 26, 2009 10:36 am
reaver
wizard
wizard
26 October 2009

Light Switches

Light Switches

Thanks joles, i think they are the ones, they look different though. Thanks for that, I will check them out

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wizard
Oct 26, 2009 11:00 am
wizard
swarvy
swarvy
26 October 2009

Working on top of the ceiling

Working on top of the ceiling

you dont have to get in the ceiling to do it, just pull the downlight fixture down from the ceiling, careful not to damage the ceiling or touch it as you cant clean…

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swarvy
Oct 26, 2009 6:29 pm
lisanne
lisanne
26 October 2009

Cheapest Gas in Melbourne ??

Cheapest Gas in Melbourne ??

It depends where you are as Melbourne is broken down into different regions and they have different prices - take some time and ring around

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lisanne
Oct 26, 2009 7:25 pm
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
26 October 2009

Costs for getting a house designed???

Costs for getting a house designed???

Our architect is choosing all that stuff for us. After sitting down with the architects interior designer to give a brief (so they have an high leve understanding of what…

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Biff Costanza
Oct 26, 2009 7:44 pm
Biff Costanza
Micklou
Micklou
27 October 2009

Renovations in Sutherland Shire Council

Renovations in Sutherland Shire Council

Hi Everyone, I was hoping that I might be able to find some H1ers who have done any 1st floor additions or extensions etc within the boundaries of the Sutherland Shire…

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Micklou
Oct 27, 2009 8:45 am
Southies
Southies
27 October 2009

Not Getting A FOC - ramifications, if any ?????

Not Getting A FOC - ramifications, if any ?????

No can do - DH won't do it :roll: Any other ideas out there?

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Southies
Oct 27, 2009 8:50 am
Southies
ThistleTown
ThistleTown
27 October 2009

Is a lack of communication to be expected with builders?

Is a lack of communication to be expected with builders?

But to be honest I would not be hurrying on your job either if your start date is 9 months away. I was wondering if this may be the…

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ThistleTown
Oct 27, 2009 10:07 am
ThistleTown
Bek
Bek
27 October 2009

M3tr1con question - fees

M3tr1con question - fees
1, 2

jspitz - thanks for your reply. It makes me feel a little more at ease knowing that there shouldn't be any more unexpected surprises. We've sorted it out (almost). We…

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Bek
Oct 27, 2009 9:36 pm
EKT
EKT
28 October 2009

Doing your own tiling and carpet with project home builder

Doing your own tiling and carpet with project home builder

Hey there, tiles definately after kitchen. We are getting our own tradies for floorboards, kitchen and tiles and the builder is letting them onsite whenever they want.

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EKT
Oct 28, 2009 10:38 am
jethrojia
jethrojia
28 October 2009

Solar hot water system or water tanks, which one?

Solar hot water system or water tanks, which one?

do you build with simonds and choose your promotion package? So do I , and I will go with 5000L tank and pay extra to get the solar gas HWS. Because I quote the…

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jethrojia
Oct 28, 2009 11:13 pm
Kez
Kez
29 October 2009

Another floor board question?

Another floor board question?

Thanks for advice. I no longer have faith the man doing my floors. Having troubles with him. In my thread "another renovating decision" I have had a bit of whinge about…

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Kez
Oct 29, 2009 9:03 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 October 2009

Demolishing asbesos house in Falcon 6210

Demolishing asbesos house in Falcon 6210

Check your PMs, Just underneath the logout button. :wink:

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onc_artisan
Oct 29, 2009 2:49 pm
onc_artisan
dilla
dilla
29 October 2009

Conversions from Lot Numbers to Street Numbers - HELP!!

Conversions from Lot Numbers to Street Numbers - HELP!!

Oh, I see why I could't find it. It's only for Melbourne areas, not for those of us out of the city. ::wink::

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dilla
Oct 29, 2009 4:35 pm
dilla
sarahc
sarahc
29 October 2009

Some great Ex-Display Items

Some great Ex-Display Items
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hi there.. does anyone know if there is anything like this in wa perth?. can they pm me with details. thanks. ::study:: ::study:

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sarahc
Oct 29, 2009 5:39 pm
James Bond
James Bond
30 October 2009

Melbourne Water 1-in-100 year flood Special Building Overlay

Melbourne Water 1-in-100 year flood Special Building Overlay

HELP-HELP on this issue: I am still trying to get some clarification with my case maybe you…

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James Bond
Oct 30, 2009 8:38 am
James Bond
Frogger
Frogger
30 October 2009

Add on Ensuites?????

Add on Ensuites?????

I was looking into this when I was thinking of putting an ensuite onto my previous house. They are based in Queanbeyan (just outside Canberra). Not sure if they have other…

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Frogger
Oct 30, 2009 9:00 am
JDBuild
JDBuild
30 October 2009

Trees

Trees

:D Not skimpy as i…

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JDBuild
Oct 30, 2009 10:48 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
30 October 2009

Wall clip things to contain cables / leads?

Wall clip things to contain cables / leads?

You know, I wouldn’t mind those, but we don’t actually HAVE skirting boards!!!! We do have cornices (or whatever the top “skirting boards” are called, attached to…

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grace_slick
Oct 30, 2009 2:35 pm
grace_slick
Bree Bree
Bree Bree
30 October 2009

Major Fencing Issues!

Major Fencing Issues!

Thanks guys - update... We threatened them with consumer affairs, and... We went back to our builders! We put in a complaint with them and advised that we had booked…

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Bree Bree
Oct 30, 2009 8:42 pm
lisanne
lisanne
30 October 2009

Window Flashing?

Window Flashing?

hi hand2plough, sorry no help to you at all! But when I read your thread title I instantly imagined a naughty man in a trench coat standing outside…

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lisanne
Oct 30, 2009 10:13 pm
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onc_artisan
Oct 31, 2009 7:56 pm
onc_artisan
Salt&PepperMkII
Salt&PepperMkII
1 November 2009

Site cost with Carlise home

Site cost with Carlise home

Which house are you building? Have a peek at the Carlisle General Info thread for some good info on Carlisle in general. In regards to your site costs.. this has been…

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Salt&PepperMkII
Nov 01, 2009 3:18 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
2 November 2009

Questions about insurance....

Questions about insurance....

Ooh good idea about the cover note Fif, thankyou :D Good to know the builder foots all the insurance during the build. Lets hope no-one breaks an arm on the job…

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cazoraz
Nov 02, 2009 10:02 am
cazoraz
nicandlance
nicandlance
2 November 2009

Building a garage

Building a garage

Anyone else out there had a garage built recently? (To an existing house) Very interested in knowing prices and good tradesmen!

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nicandlance
Nov 02, 2009 11:47 am
nicandlance
Haven
Haven
2 November 2009

Old house now for sale! ** SOLD **

Old house now for sale! ** SOLD **
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I took a photo of the FOR SALE sign of course :lol: :oops: Going to take another one now it has its new sticker on it too. Bugger about you having to…

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Haven
Nov 02, 2009 1:38 pm
Haven
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

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