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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!**
1, 2, 3

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
1, 2, 3

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
Southies
Southies
7 September 2009

Ikea Billy Bookcases

Ikea Billy Bookcases
1, 2, 3, 4

What's the quality like? Sturdy?

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Southies
Sep 07, 2009 6:36 pm
Southies
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
7 September 2009

Licensed Waterproofer who works in inner west sydney?

Licensed Waterproofer who works in inner west sydney?

Sounds like you have isolated the causes and noticed the all of the symptoms? Just in the interim... There are a few adhesive foils available and put down together will…

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onc_artisan
Sep 07, 2009 10:22 pm
onc_artisan
JilaMint
JilaMint
8 September 2009

Second story extension

Second story extension

If I were to put on a second story do I have to pack up my entire house so nothing is ruined in the renovation? Is it possible at all to live in…

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JilaMint
Sep 08, 2009 10:24 am
Jazzie
Jazzie
8 September 2009

Knock down and rebuild, where to start?

Knock down and rebuild, where to start?

We are doing much the same - knocked down everything except for 3 bedrooms which have just about been gutted. It's overwhelming isn't it :? This is the first time we've…

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Jazzie
Sep 08, 2009 7:52 pm
Jazzie
Chevy09
Chevy09
9 September 2009

Ventura homes (WA)

Ventura homes (WA)

Hey ya! You will definately get the most value from the promo by going with the Essa Stone benchtops. In terms of value its actually worth the most. What colour you…

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Chevy09
Sep 09, 2009 11:19 am
kavother
kavother
9 September 2009

fairhaven homes

fairhaven homes

Hi there, we asked the same question but really got no replies. I have since met a lady in playgroup whom had hers built by them and sais they were wonderful and she's…

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kavother
Sep 09, 2009 2:12 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
9 September 2009

Timber Fencing - Syd

Timber Fencing - Syd

Lap'n'cap in treated pine 1.8 meters high works out approx $38 per metre for materials (included morticed posts for 3 rails) without concrete or fastners. Not sure if…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 09, 2009 4:09 pm
Dukekamaya
Hels
Hels
9 September 2009

Dust, wood shavings and more!

Dust, wood shavings and more!

Yes the tiler will sweep before laying tiles. Our house got swept a couple of times during the build, but only a rough job and we had the mud in the frame too.

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Hels
Sep 09, 2009 4:19 pm
Hels
novotel
novotel
9 September 2009

Fencing problem

Fencing problem

not sure if this helps, but i asked a similar question in a different…

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novotel
Sep 09, 2009 7:18 pm
Macy
Macy
10 September 2009

Dividing fence small claims

Dividing fence small claims

Glad it worked out fine. :)

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Macy
Sep 10, 2009 10:55 am
thlo
thlo
10 September 2009

$21k Grant for 1st Homebuyers who decide to build.

$21k Grant for 1st Homebuyers who decide to build.
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi ritab25, I think you need to put this question in wriring to the State Reveniue office in your state. In NSW I know they do reply in writing when you ask them for…

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thlo
Sep 10, 2009 12:56 pm
thlo
bozzabonnici
bozzabonnici
11 September 2009

Weathertex Braidwood Smooth - anyone used it?

Weathertex Braidwood Smooth - anyone used it?

Hi Jazz No worries at all. My parents used Weathertex on their house when they built a few years back and we liked the look of it. We also liked it because it's…

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bozzabonnici
Sep 11, 2009 8:47 am
bozzabonnici
xanthrope
xanthrope
11 September 2009

Rainwater tank level controller for pump

Rainwater tank level controller for pump

Have the float in the top of the tank wired/installed as NC in series with the float in the water pit which would be NO. Using a low volt power…

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xanthrope
Sep 11, 2009 9:24 am
xanthrope
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what_the
Sep 11, 2009 3:35 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
11 September 2009

Timber fence

Timber fence

The garden should not be up against the fence whether it be treated or hardwood or even Colorbond. Some sort of retaining needs to be in place

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Dukekamaya
Sep 11, 2009 7:13 pm
Dukekamaya
haywgl
haywgl
11 September 2009

Tiles in PD Lisbon Epping

Tiles in PD Lisbon Epping

Good memory S&P - Yep they were, but it all became too much $$ so they downgraded to something more affordable, they are very happy with their choice :)

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haywgl
Sep 11, 2009 9:32 pm
haywgl
Zoidberg2
Zoidberg2
11 September 2009

dishwasher and kettle trip circuit

dishwasher and kettle trip circuit

Thanks very much for the further info. Cabinfever, thank goodness the oven itself is on its own circuit (stove is gas). But with dishwasher, rangehood, and ALL powerpoints…

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Zoidberg2
Sep 11, 2009 11:39 pm
kek
kek
12 September 2009

Received letter from council - clean up your block

Received letter from council - clean up your block

It's definitely a regular thing with most councils. Unfortunately, not regular enough....we lived in an established street, where all the homes were 20+ years old, but…

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kek
Sep 12, 2009 8:35 am
kek
nww1969
nww1969
12 September 2009

Just a funny question

Just a funny question

With the increase of electricity in nsw going up 22% I would have thought a window would save you money in the long run, no light or fan need during daylight.

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nww1969
Sep 12, 2009 12:44 pm


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