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mattwalker
mattwalker
14 July 2009

!!!BEWARE!!!!Business name removed - BEWARE

!!!BEWARE!!!!Business name removed - BEWARE

Sticking with teh facts is OK ... statements like this…

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mattwalker
Jul 14, 2009 9:23 pm
mattwalker
Annelies
Annelies
15 July 2009

Septic Water Treatment Unit

Septic Water Treatment Unit

That seems to be common practice, we signed a contract for the Water-tech for 12K, nothing happened for a while until we really needed the system in due to the Council…

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Annelies
Jul 15, 2009 10:07 am
Annelies
nietzche
nietzche
15 July 2009

Is it 'illegal' to enter your own site?

Is it 'illegal' to enter your own site?
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is the hia a statutory body? should the domestic building contracts act override any "private" agreements , such as hia?

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nietzche
Jul 15, 2009 12:42 pm
jodge
jodge
15 July 2009

What are the dimensions of your walk in wardrobe????

What are the dimensions of your walk in wardrobe????

Mandy, I agree! The more space the better. Our builder just puts up a shelf and rail. . . we're happy with that in the other bedrooms, but we're going to tackle the…

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jodge
Jul 15, 2009 6:48 pm
jodge
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lynnebin1968
Jul 16, 2009 12:26 pm
lynnebin1968
Bananas
Bananas
16 July 2009

Zero Boundary Issues

Zero Boundary Issues

Have a look on your linen/dp plans it should have an easement for maintenance located alongside your garage on your neighbours land. If it does well you have the right to…

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Bananas
Jul 16, 2009 2:45 pm
take2
take2
16 July 2009

Do we have to pay half the retaining wall or just the fence?

Do we have to pay half the retaining wall or just the fence?

Simple rule is if you cut it or fill it you retain it. But saying that on our previous build we did share cost of the retaining as we filled some and they cut some so we…

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take2
Jul 16, 2009 4:40 pm
take2
Helyn
Helyn
16 July 2009

What does no interest,no repayment mean?

What does no interest,no repayment mean?
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That has been my experience with credit/debit cards with electrical and furniture items, Kyton, but as you say, perhaps it is not the same for all retailers, especially…

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Helyn
Jul 16, 2009 6:06 pm
Helyn
Nat the cat
Nat the cat
16 July 2009

Fridge tripping circuit breaker

Fridge tripping circuit breaker

We had a similar problem, but it started when we upgraded from the old style filament breakers to the modern ones. Things that didn't trip started to trip the breakers so…

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Nat the cat
Jul 16, 2009 10:27 pm
kek
kek
17 July 2009

The placement of the toilet.... modern design fault??

The placement of the toilet.... modern design fault??
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I grew up in a house with a family of 5 that had 1 toilet...and 2 doors! 1 from the laundry and the other from the bathroom! Now that's what I…

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kek
Jul 17, 2009 8:12 am
kek
greggles
greggles
17 July 2009

Re-Stumping & Room Sub Division

Re-Stumping & Room Sub Division

Hi All !! Have a stumping question that I hope someone can please help me with?? As part of our 50's timber home's floorplan, we have an extention at the rear of the…

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greggles
Jul 17, 2009 9:14 am
Bananas
Bananas
17 July 2009

Area's of a home NOT included in the floor space (ratio)

Area's of a home NOT included in the floor space (ratio)

Usually cupboards are included in the FSR regardless of what floor level they are on. Only time you may get away with it is if you have a storage area included in your…

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Bananas
Jul 17, 2009 10:01 am

Hi Michelle and everyone else with great colour ideas :wink: Well I have rendered my home and the colour selection process is driving me crazy. From my first posting in May…

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mindles28
Jul 17, 2009 8:53 pm
Rowena
Rowena
17 July 2009

Estates Doreen/Mernda?

Estates Doreen/Mernda?

Can recommend The Ridge. It's one of the highest points in the area.

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Rowena
Jul 17, 2009 11:25 pm
Rowena
alk
alk
18 July 2009

Builders on my land

Builders on my land

Tradies will do whatever they want. When the M@tricon was being built next to us, I didn't mind that the tradies were using my block for access until they started getting…

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alk
Jul 18, 2009 5:32 am
alk
banter
banter
19 July 2009

developing a property - putting up townhouses

developing a property - putting up townhouses

Thanks onebuild and chelle - will check out those sites and speak with council 8)

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banter
Jul 19, 2009 9:08 am
Emmsie
Emmsie
19 July 2009

Vantage Point Doreen/Mernda

Vantage Point Doreen/Mernda

Fabulous finding another block! We might see you round the estate!

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Emmsie
Jul 19, 2009 2:48 pm
MissAlison
MissAlison
19 July 2009

Valuation too low nasty builder - is VCAT an option ?

Valuation too low nasty builder - is VCAT an option ?

What loss of profit exactly? Sounds like the builder has no idea of contract law and are trying to bluff you. Good luck to them trying to find a lawyer to take on their…

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MissAlison
Jul 19, 2009 6:23 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
19 July 2009

Cost of renovations

Cost of renovations

Cheeky, if your house is 60 - 80 years old then it's very likely that any internal doors are going to be far, far superior to anything you'll be buying now (unless you…

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Cabinfever
Jul 19, 2009 9:33 pm
Cabinfever
Melrich
Melrich
20 July 2009

Painting Question

Painting Question

The window frames & skirting boards were painted gloss white. It was such a pity they weren't left their natural wood stains. We were…

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Melrich
Jul 20, 2009 10:48 am
Cozmo
Cozmo
20 July 2009

Dyson Vaccum Cleaners

Dyson Vaccum Cleaners
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I ended up getting the DC23 motorhead ! Wow is all that c@rpola really coming out of my carpet.... very happy... it was almost fun :D

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Cozmo
Jul 20, 2009 12:01 pm
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
20 July 2009

Building Up...

Building Up...

Based on the initial costings of expanding our single level victorian terrace to include an upstairs level I would suggest you wouldn't get away with anything for under…

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Biff Costanza
Jul 20, 2009 12:12 pm
Biff Costanza
suh
suh
20 July 2009

Painting over a Painting

Painting over a Painting

Tonight will do, I'm at work atm.

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suh
Jul 20, 2009 2:02 pm
suh
take2
take2
20 July 2009

Did you budget for fences?

Did you budget for fences?
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It comes under the dividing fence act each state should have one, just contact your local council. In Brisbane when I had to get a fence replaced that backed onto a…

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take2
Jul 20, 2009 5:31 pm
take2
pipedream
pipedream
20 July 2009

Newbie with a lot of questions

Newbie with a lot of questions

Oh wow, fast replies. Thanks to both of you for your welcome and advice. Biff, I have just been on my local council site and boy is my head spinning. This is going to take…

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pipedream
Jul 20, 2009 6:21 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
20 July 2009

Dandy air contact phone number

Dandy air contact phone number

That sounds wrong. Be interested to see the result. We have the same kind of (if not slightly better) result as wotdah for heating. On a side note we had Brivis out a…

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mattwalker
Jul 20, 2009 8:45 pm
mattwalker
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royalblue
Jul 21, 2009 3:13 pm
mandystoj
mandystoj
21 July 2009

Concrete over easement

Concrete over easement

We have a easement over our block (near the back) and it has a area (1.5m each side) where we cannot build anything over it unless we encase it. Encasing it costs money…

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mandystoj
Jul 21, 2009 3:13 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 July 2009

Anyone been to Casey Auctions, VIC?

Anyone been to Casey Auctions, VIC?

Thanks everyone! I don't think i'll bother with the auctions.. we picked up the last of our big items over the weekend anyone.. including a new…

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ECOECO
Jul 21, 2009 5:35 pm
ECOECO
Ando
Ando
21 July 2009

renovating exterior post war house

renovating exterior post war house

You would define that house as a Post War design, but you shouldn't discount it as a crapbox. These homes in the Zillmere area have some great hidden features. 90% of…

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Ando
Jul 21, 2009 6:46 pm
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
21 July 2009

WANTED CHANDELIER - GREEN!!

WANTED CHANDELIER - GREEN!!

just missed out on a closing down sale of a changelier shop in Ballarat

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ausfatcat
Jul 21, 2009 11:47 pm
Nav
Nav
22 July 2009

Review - My new server - QNAP TS-409...

Review - My new server - QNAP TS-409...

Hey Matt, Thanks, I read the specs online and noise info but it's always better to find out first hand accounts. If you want to backup relatively cheaply (depending on…

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Nav
Jul 22, 2009 8:40 am
Nav
greggles
greggles
22 July 2009

Suggestions Welcome - Renovation Proposal (Plans Included)

Suggestions Welcome - Renovation Proposal (Plans Included)
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Thanks again everyone! I think we may start to do some serious investigation work on Plan 1. It's by no means perfect, however it does tick quite a few boxes. Thanks for…

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greggles
Jul 22, 2009 10:54 am
namz
namz
22 July 2009

Permit for building Verandah

Permit for building Verandah

yeah i think u guys are correct..its too risky to do thing without a permit...that builder seems dodgy to me...let me explore more options..by the way any comments for my…

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namz
Jul 22, 2009 3:02 pm
Trinity
Trinity
22 July 2009

Which Glossy Home & Reno Magazines Victoria

Which Glossy Home & Reno Magazines Victoria

check them all out at a Borders bookstore while you have a coffee :wink:

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Trinity
Jul 22, 2009 3:04 pm
Tickford GT
Tickford GT
22 July 2009

Building s "shed" house? Is it legal?

Building s "shed" house? Is it legal?

Hi We have a weekender @ Gloucester NSW on 4ac we have a building permit on the land what we done was to build a shed 9mtr x 12mtr and class it as a farm shed so we…

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Tickford GT
Jul 22, 2009 4:12 pm
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Michelle
Jul 22, 2009 5:14 pm
Michelle
dstann
dstann
22 July 2009

Do you find yourself assesing every home you see???

Do you find yourself assesing every home you see???

I find myself looking at color combinations and tiles. Also layouts, my inlaws recently built a house and now that it is finished there are so many things I don't like…

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dstann
Jul 22, 2009 5:21 pm
wake_me
wake_me
22 July 2009

Neighbours builder stuffed up set back on their new slab

Neighbours builder stuffed up set back on their new slab

Some walls went up on the neighbours slab today, so i guess they've taken some compensation (or sold it to the builder :roll: ) Theres been a lot of attention on the slab over…

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wake_me
Jul 22, 2009 10:31 pm
wake_me
jaelee
jaelee
23 July 2009

Forum Noob!

Forum Noob!

Hi and welcome to both the forum and Australia. I am going to go totally against the general consensus and say that if I was you at this point in time I would seriously…

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jaelee
Jul 23, 2009 11:54 am
suh
suh
23 July 2009

Sea Change (as in... the sea is changing)

Sea Change (as in... the sea is changing)
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I have to admit I PMSL reading this! Not only are you talking to yourself, you are having converstions with me.... where you're me! :shock:

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suh
Jul 23, 2009 4:10 pm
suh
Brickie
Brickie
23 July 2009

Mould problem

Mould problem

If its double brick the is a silicon product on the market that you put on the outside walls to stop the penetration of dampness. http://techdry.com.au/img.ashx?f=f&p=br…

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Brickie
Jul 23, 2009 4:47 pm
Brickie
Brickie
23 July 2009

Caring Builder

Caring Builder

I dont know how you can tell before hand if they are a good tradesperson or not even if you ask to see prior work (the work may not even be theirs). Ive employed blokes…

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Brickie
Jul 23, 2009 5:19 pm
Eljay
Eljay
23 July 2009

Oh no! Does this spell lots of rock costs?

Oh no! Does this spell lots of rock costs?

I really really hope this doesn't mean more money *fingers crossed*

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Eljay
Jul 23, 2009 7:32 pm
cazz79
cazz79
23 July 2009

Taubmans 'Athena' Paint

Taubmans 'Athena' Paint

Hi All, I am having such a hard time choosing a main paint colour for my internal walls. I am wanting something warm and neutral. I quite like 'Athena' by Taubmans and am…

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cazz79
Jul 23, 2009 10:22 pm
Rod1949
Rod1949
24 July 2009

Cutting internal concrete walls?

Cutting internal concrete walls?

A decient chippie would be able to do the job. Or you could do it using an appropriate sized angle grinder/diamond blade. There will be lots of dust.

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Rod1949
Jul 24, 2009 4:45 pm
Brickie
Brickie
24 July 2009

how many ton in 6000 bricks

how many ton in 6000 bricks

Solid or wire cuts, or them disgusting bricks full of vermiculite?

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Brickie
Jul 24, 2009 5:19 pm


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