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mel_b
mel_b
30 September 2009

HELP! Need to disinfect a couch!

HELP! Need to disinfect a couch!

Thanks Jazzie - I got nervous and ended up ringing a couple of people here. I've booked in with someone else but I'll grab his number. I might be able to grab him for…

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mel_b
Sep 30, 2009 1:39 pm
G&G
G&G
30 September 2009

Renovation Costs

Renovation Costs

Hi, We are about to embark on extensive renovations and the following is an outline of my budget. I would like to get some other people's opinions / experiences on…

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G&G
Sep 30, 2009 3:57 pm
erinleigh
erinleigh
30 September 2009

PD paint colours

PD paint colours

I think it's Dulux for the splashback.. as I remember we chose 'Stepney' and when I googled it apparently that's a dulux color.

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erinleigh
Sep 30, 2009 7:11 pm
erinleigh
Estimator
Estimator
1 October 2009

Leaf / gutter guard - recommendations

Leaf / gutter guard - recommendations

Hi Nightshade, we live in a forest and the best thing you can do is install some type of gutter guard. I installed the pvc (plastic) type myself but did alot of cutting…

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Estimator
Oct 01, 2009 1:52 am
Estimator
dunno
dunno
1 October 2009

Suspended driveway

Suspended driveway

We are looking at building a suspended driveway and entry to our home. We would prefer to build a retaining wall and fill but not sure if thats possible as we are in a…

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dunno
Oct 01, 2009 11:13 am
yaslin
yaslin
1 October 2009

Home Buyer Show 2009 (Melbourne)

Home Buyer Show 2009 (Melbourne)

Thank you Homeone... This is awesome!! Cant wait for Saturday!!

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yaslin
Oct 01, 2009 5:41 pm
Funfun
Funfun
2 October 2009

Building walls in the attic

Building walls in the attic

Thanks Kyton. It is managed by strata (it is part of "complex") I'll ask them at the next meeting.

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Funfun
Oct 02, 2009 11:13 am
JilaMint
JilaMint
2 October 2009

blinds - input please

blinds - input please

I can let you know in about a week what the Freedom ones are like, we have our whole house done with custom made Basswood Venetian blinds except for…

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JilaMint
Oct 02, 2009 4:14 pm
Milord
Milord
2 October 2009

Extension costs for Ensuite & WIR

Extension costs for Ensuite & WIR

Hi there, We've just bought our first home recently in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Built just before the 1970s, it is a weather board home with aluminium…

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Milord
Oct 02, 2009 5:14 pm
Emac
Emac
2 October 2009

Dulux natural white with white birch windows?

Dulux natural white with white birch windows?

Has anybody used dulux natural white for interior walls with white birch windows? Any pictures would be appreciated. I am trying to decide between Antique white USA and…

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Emac
Oct 02, 2009 7:32 pm
Emac
Emac
2 October 2009

Raw Cotton 1/4 or scally wag 1/4? Pictures anyone please?

Raw Cotton 1/4 or scally wag 1/4? Pictures anyone please?

Joles, I have still not decided. I am glad to know someone understands my dilemma about the overuse of hog bristle. The man at the dulux shop is also supporting my…

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Emac
Oct 02, 2009 9:20 pm
Salt&PepperMkII
Salt&PepperMkII
2 October 2009

Carlisle Homes - Matts House nearly 2 years on..

Carlisle Homes - Matts House nearly 2 years on..

lol! They sure are...Thanks again! We will most likely need your services for our new…

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Salt&PepperMkII
Oct 02, 2009 11:09 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
2 October 2009

Timber Fence...no neighbours...what to do?

Timber Fence...no neighbours...what to do?

One more question... do I need to serve the neighbour with more than one quote? My preferred fencing bloke is going to give me a quote on…

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buildingwithhamra
Oct 02, 2009 11:30 pm
James Bond
James Bond
3 October 2009

How do I remove or disguise water staining on a timber door?

How do I remove or disguise water staining on a timber door?

use a product called revivor from a dulux trade outlet, very cheap mixed down with water. It containts oxalic acid which is used to prepare timber…

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James Bond
Oct 03, 2009 2:00 am
James Bond
James Bond
James Bond
3 October 2009

Owner Builder

Owner Builder

Do you own the land outright? If so, Commonwealth offer a loan whereby you can borrow against the land to build, no matter what your circumstances. JB

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James Bond
Oct 03, 2009 3:17 am
James Bond

We are paying around $5,000 for stacked stone installed by our builder, just for one pier at the front. It's the pier in this…

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btherl
Oct 03, 2009 4:16 am
btherl

Hello, My home of 21 yrs is a mere 10sq and although there is just myself and 18yr old daughter, we need more room. Actually, she wants a much…

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lynwill
Oct 04, 2009 4:09 am
serge44
serge44
4 October 2009

GJ Gardner Sunshine Coast

GJ Gardner Sunshine Coast

our experience was not to even look at them after a bad experience at the display village stage. what a tosser!! could be things are alright after that. :th:

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serge44
Oct 04, 2009 11:06 am
serge44
lucyshouse
lucyshouse
4 October 2009

PC items at retail or builders cost

PC items at retail or builders cost

In the HIA contract it says that the amount allowed for Provisional Sum Items or Prime Cost Items does not include an amount for builders profit and overheads, they are…

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lucyshouse
Oct 04, 2009 2:46 pm
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
4 October 2009

$598 to change swing of door

$598 to change swing of door

We don't have a very good relationship with our builder ... it's been a very long, nightmare build with lots of problems, so we will just forget…

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blessedpeople
Oct 04, 2009 3:44 pm
blessedpeople
our place
our place
4 October 2009

Builders forgetting items

Builders forgetting items

Hi, I have been following your thread with great interest...we are using the same builder! Stick to your guns with the driveway and the painting I say - that what he…

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our place
Oct 04, 2009 5:52 pm
[JADED]
[JADED]
4 October 2009

Platinum Micro - Anyone got pics?

Platinum Micro - Anyone got pics?

yep thats just reinforced my decision (not that I could change it or anything - too late haha) Should be seeing my cabinets in the next week or 2 .. super excited !!…

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[JADED]
Oct 04, 2009 8:29 pm
[JADED]
Ben01
Ben01
5 October 2009

What is growing on my limestone??

What is growing on my limestone??

Thanks onc, yep that sounds about it ... bit of a bummer. I've hosed it off and yeah, it disapears, but then gradually returns. Its such a nuisance because there's just…

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Ben01
Oct 05, 2009 5:44 pm
hand2plough
hand2plough
5 October 2009

Paslode gas framing gun

Paslode gas framing gun

Hi All, does anyone know of anyone who wants to sell their Paslode gas framing gun in Melbourne??? Thanks for your help.

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hand2plough
Oct 05, 2009 7:43 pm
lynwill
lynwill
5 October 2009

Reccomend me a Mattress

Reccomend me a Mattress

If you were wanting latex pillows, 'Catch of the day' have a set of 2 for $29.95 (plus postage) http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/index.php These are filled with latex…

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lynwill
Oct 05, 2009 10:07 pm
Pebble
Pebble
6 October 2009

LPG bottle inside kitchen cabinet ?

LPG bottle inside kitchen cabinet ?
1, 2

Well perhaps get a 2nd or 3rd opinion on where bottles are legally allowed to be (in regards to proximity to house and kitchen etc). Like others have said one would think…

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Pebble
Oct 06, 2009 12:01 am
Pebble
Nott
Nott
6 October 2009

Help!Bank messed thing up!

Help!Bank messed thing up!

thanks for all the advice. However, we did sign and authorize payment. The problem, however, is the instruction for payment: not direct debit as previous payments but a…

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Nott
Oct 06, 2009 1:08 pm
Nott
Opal
Opal
6 October 2009

Skylight recommendations?

Skylight recommendations?

Hello, Could anyone tell me a good skylight to get? I got a quote for a Solatube which was $1035 without installation. I didn't think they would be that expensive. What…

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Opal
Oct 06, 2009 2:04 pm
katie81
katie81
6 October 2009

We did good !!

We did good !!
1, 2, 3

I have a friend coming to stay for about a month in late November and I really wanted a few weeks in the place on my own before she arrived but might…

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katie81
Oct 06, 2009 3:26 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
6 October 2009

Which comes first - structural engineer or architect/drafts?

Which comes first - structural engineer or architect/drafts?

We were originally going to do a second storey extension to our existing home, our draftsman organised the structural engineer to assess if it was possible and to design…

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fairy blue
Oct 06, 2009 4:20 pm
fairy blue
borg
borg
7 October 2009

Help with Roof Pitch

Help with Roof Pitch

just a note: generally the wider the house the more obvious the pitch will be. Keep this in consideration

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borg
Oct 07, 2009 9:06 am
borg
billdsl
billdsl
7 October 2009

New colorbond fence falling apart

New colorbond fence falling apart

Nasty. I'm fighting with my builder at the moment because the fencer has scratched the heck out of all the fence rails and was happy to just leave it. So im hoping my…

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billdsl
Oct 07, 2009 11:41 am
billdsl
grace_slick
grace_slick
7 October 2009

Renovations in Apartments are ANNOYING!

Renovations in Apartments are ANNOYING!

Yeah, true. It gets SO hot around here, and up in Bris where you are. 6am? Ouch. I'm not a morning person, so in the past when we had our place painted it was done at…

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grace_slick
Oct 07, 2009 4:42 pm
grace_slick
Ari
Ari
7 October 2009

HELP! advice on house options needed

HELP! advice on house options needed

knock it down. You wont be able to handle going from 12 foot ceilings to low ceilings. It will feel cramped.

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Ari
Oct 07, 2009 5:51 pm
razorman
razorman
8 October 2009

Leftover Bricks

Leftover Bricks

BBQ is the obvious answer. But you should save a few. Try finding the same bricks in 10 years. As for the rest, front lawn sign saying bricks for free. Just make sure…

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razorman
Oct 08, 2009 12:47 am
brownie
brownie
8 October 2009

wanted a builder who specialises in fire damage rebuilding

wanted a builder who specialises in fire damage rebuilding

Hi There! Apparently in our policy we had an exclusion clause and are not covered for people who had permission to be in our property and deliberatly caused damage…

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brownie
Oct 08, 2009 4:21 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
8 October 2009

verandah/pergola fooitngs

verandah/pergola fooitngs

Thanks, I have or should have soil report from house 2 years old plan shows house slab to be 100mm into clay i presume i would be able to use this report?

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kassan1973
Oct 08, 2009 5:43 pm
hand2plough
hand2plough
8 October 2009

Concrete bricks???

Concrete bricks???

Thanks for your input I'll take that on board...

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hand2plough
Oct 08, 2009 6:57 pm
barkly
barkly
8 October 2009

Hot Water - we didn't have it ... we do now! :)

Hot Water - we didn't have it ... we do now! :)

Thanks mattwalker. I see it is not the cheapest of items. barkly

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barkly
Oct 08, 2009 9:30 pm
mattsla
mattsla
8 October 2009

Replacing guttering

Replacing guttering

Hi, I am looking at replacing the guttering on my house. It is rusted out and totally blocked thanks to next doors tree. The guttering at present is the Ace Nuline…

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mattsla
Oct 08, 2009 9:57 pm
[JADED]
[JADED]
8 October 2009

How long does bricking take?

How long does bricking take?

yep pretty happy all round ::lol:: went for a looksee tonight (in the dark lol) and they have done the eaves and some funny bits and pieces up in the eaves - dont know what…

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[JADED]
Oct 08, 2009 11:14 pm
[JADED]
Blue
Blue
9 October 2009

Lack of communication - is it the same with all builders?

Lack of communication - is it the same with all builders?

We have had one phone call, back in August... Luckily a fellow Homeone poster lives around the corner from our place and can update us. (we live 1000km from Perth)

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Blue
Oct 09, 2009 2:27 am
wizard
wizard
9 October 2009

Hopetoun Interiors - How much should we allow for upgrades?

Hopetoun Interiors - How much should we allow for upgrades?

We are building a 29 Square house in the Lifestyle range, looking at upgrading kitchen, bricks, roof tiles, floor tiles (ensuite, bathroom and toilet only), put floor…

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wizard
Oct 09, 2009 9:40 am
wizard
nessbrown
nessbrown
9 October 2009

Just wanted to share my new Karndean Winter Oak Floor!!!

Just wanted to share my new Karndean Winter Oak Floor!!!

Glad my fridge experience could be of assistance fee :) :: C&D, also happy someone can see what they look like also then!! I searched high and low to get an idea before…

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nessbrown
Oct 09, 2009 4:26 pm
nrook
nrook
10 October 2009

Homestead Draftie Required for owner builder:

Homestead Draftie Required for owner builder:

We have 120 acres in Kilmore and hope to engage a good draftie to help us with tweaking the design and creating working drawings. We know what we want!!! We also need to…

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nrook
Oct 10, 2009 9:39 am
ncra016
ncra016
10 October 2009

Paint Colours

Paint Colours

Hi every-one Just want some opinions on paint colours.... We have just built a new home. The kitchen bench is whitish with chocolate cupboards and lovely mocha…

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ncra016
Oct 10, 2009 12:59 pm
Angels
Angels
10 October 2009

HELP! choosing exterior paint colours

HELP! choosing exterior paint colours

any suggestions for a contrast colour to Warm Neutral (dulux colour) for older timber house.

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Angels
Oct 10, 2009 4:32 pm
bec_e
bec_e
10 October 2009

Watersun homes: any one heard of them?

Watersun homes: any one heard of them?

We are building with Watersun - 6-7 weeks till completion - no problems so far hopefully it will stay that way. We are happy with the house so far. PM me if you have any…

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bec_e
Oct 10, 2009 10:22 pm
jaycotoy
jaycotoy
11 October 2009

Lining a room with plaster.

Lining a room with plaster.

Hi everyone, I am new and long winded so be kind please. I want to line our lounge/TV room with plaster board and I am on a limited budget. I am confident I can do the…

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jaycotoy
Oct 11, 2009 12:08 am


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