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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 1:43 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 5:28 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 8:01 pm
btherl
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Nightshade
Aug 30, 2009 10:16 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 2:57 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 4:41 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 4:46 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 5:17 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 6:04 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 6:10 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 6:19 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 10:38 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 10:53 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 11:14 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
Sep 01, 2009 12:11 am
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 2:03 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 6:53 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 10:55 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 3:31 pm
Carmel
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gregwmay
Sep 01, 2009 8:37 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 10:24 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 10:43 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 11:58 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 9:04 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 10:37 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 2:27 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 3:29 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 9:50 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 10:32 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 10:48 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 10:50 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 6:55 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 9:54 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 11:35 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 2:43 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 7:47 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 10:57 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 5:59 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 7:36 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 11:22 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 11:24 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 8:52 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 12:19 pm
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 3:12 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 5:09 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 5:19 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 8:18 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 11:55 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 1:56 pm
thlo


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