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lisanne
lisanne
29 July 2009

Change of builder

Change of builder

When I bought my…

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lisanne
Jul 29, 2009 5:42 pm
banter
banter
29 July 2009

Information or publications on housing types

Information or publications on housing types

Thanks Gloria, thats a good start! I'll check out some of those books ::cool::

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banter
Jul 29, 2009 8:28 pm
JJ305
JJ305
30 July 2009

Draftsmanship work

Draftsmanship work

Our council stated that you only need a structual engineer to process permits if you have structual differences that are outside the standard building regulations. So who…

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JJ305
Jul 30, 2009 4:04 pm
Onebuild
Onebuild
30 July 2009

Kitchen reno - 1st timer

Kitchen reno - 1st timer

Try this mob they are good. Get a quote. All Kitchens Pty Ltd PH : 07-3841-8841 Fax : 07-3841-8842 Email : sales@allkitchens.com.au Website : www.allkitchens.com.au

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Onebuild
Jul 30, 2009 9:13 pm
apeg
apeg
30 July 2009

Which fence is better,colorbond frame/timber or just timber

Which fence is better,colorbond frame/timber or just timber

Tossing up with which fence to get. An all timber fence or the new style of fence that has the colourbond frame and the timber slates in between. Any recommendations…

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apeg
Jul 30, 2009 10:32 pm
King willy
King willy
31 July 2009

Blue Rio brick with Monument/Woodland Grey Colorbond roof???

Blue Rio brick with Monument/Woodland Grey Colorbond roof???

I went for Woodland grey roof & gutter, paper bark facia & windows and a brown terrain brick. The best thing to do is drive round the new estates and get an off cut of the…

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King willy
Jul 31, 2009 2:18 am
King willy
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
31 July 2009

Internal Doors

Internal Doors

Good luck. Hope your DH is more handy than mine! His attempt to replace a door was a huge debacle! ::hyst:: We are now going to employ the services of a handy man to fix the…

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monkeyupatree
Jul 31, 2009 2:59 am
monkeyupatree

last 2 weeks, it…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
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reneegogh
Jul 31, 2009 12:02 pm
billdsl
billdsl
31 July 2009

Question regarding Air Con outside cables

Question regarding Air Con outside cables

it should be covered by either a metal or plastic cover, power would be in those wires and its just dangerous if not covered, are they actually finished with the fitting?…

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billdsl
Jul 31, 2009 3:42 pm
billdsl
erinleigh
erinleigh
31 July 2009

FHOG and Share Accomodation

FHOG and Share Accomodation

You may laugh about the dress code thing but after having the displeasure of getting home from uni (many years ago) to the sight of your naked…

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erinleigh
Jul 31, 2009 5:59 pm
erinleigh
dilla
dilla
31 July 2009

Sharing fences with public reserves

Sharing fences with public reserves

Thanks for your advice. we thought we would try our luck with the people who sold us the land before checking with council and - believe it or not - they have agreed to…

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dilla
Jul 31, 2009 10:58 pm
dilla
Mrs B
Mrs B
1 August 2009

Would you replace your old windows with new double glazed?

Would you replace your old windows with new double glazed?
1, 2

Ahhh MrsB... but "if" you had to replace your windows in your period style home because they needed replacing... and the difference…

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Mrs B
Aug 01, 2009 5:53 am
Mrs B
renojo
renojo
1 August 2009

Roof insulation rebate

Roof insulation rebate

But it's not a new home, there are extensions which I know you cannot apply for but we replaced the whole asbestos roof. :th:

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renojo
Aug 01, 2009 12:00 pm
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
1 August 2009

The perceptions of building

The perceptions of building

Well, on Monday we had "a week and a half…

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Djelibeybi
Aug 01, 2009 1:04 pm
Flo
Flo
1 August 2009

render

render

Hi there My job was about 25square metres or so that would work out about $625 and that would have been toooooo much for me That's why I tried the DIY I have not painted…

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Flo
Aug 01, 2009 1:59 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
1 August 2009

Plaster or Fibro to alfresco ceiling?

Plaster or Fibro to alfresco ceiling?

Ours is plaster, we didn't get a choice, that's just how it was done. I was wondering about the weather part too.

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fairy blue
Aug 01, 2009 4:46 pm
fairy blue
Kash
Kash
1 August 2009

HBC - how long between preliminary works & final contract

HBC - how long between preliminary works & final contract

Ours took about that long. we signed the preliminary agreement on the 19th Feb, and then the contract was ready for us to sign on the on 24th of march, but we couldn't…

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Kash
Aug 01, 2009 7:03 pm
netbreaker59
netbreaker59
1 August 2009

Long Island Homes

Long Island Homes

Does anyone know anything about Long Island Homes ? Went though there Display House in Poinrt Cook and it was realy nice. They Build in the Melbournes west.

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netbreaker59
Aug 01, 2009 7:24 pm
netbreaker59
buildflex
buildflex
1 August 2009

How to Tile on a Wall

How to Tile on a Wall

Hi Apeg, If you want to keep the existing tiles, before you tile the walls apply a bead of silicone to the top of the existing wall tile ( between the tiles and wall).…

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buildflex
Aug 01, 2009 7:29 pm
1homebuyer
1homebuyer
2 August 2009

Pre-purchase Inspection

Pre-purchase Inspection

Hello, We are looking for a reliable inspector to conduct a pre-purchase inspection for the property that we are buying. We are based in perth - WA, the property is in…

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1homebuyer
Aug 02, 2009 12:04 am
kek
kek
2 August 2009

Suburb Boundaries - City of Whittlesea

Suburb Boundaries - City of Whittlesea

Didn't say it was.... :wink: I just said Mill Park existed.... …

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kek
Aug 02, 2009 9:03 am
kek
Nightshade
Nightshade
2 August 2009

New PD designs.

New PD designs.
1, 2, 3

You can actually upgrade the liberty to have 5 ensuites aswell..and you pretty much end up at the imperial. I think the imperial killed the fancy stairs that i love in the liberty

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Nightshade
Aug 02, 2009 9:05 am
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Eager
Aug 02, 2009 9:04 pm
Eager
brittany
brittany
3 August 2009

Where's me dunny?

Where's me dunny?

Our home theatre cables wandered off the day of plastering - by the plasterers I'm sure.

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brittany
Aug 03, 2009 1:30 pm
brittany
innovativeGLASS
innovativeGLASS
3 August 2009

Any tips for photographing house interiors like the pros??

Any tips for photographing house interiors like the pros??

some simple tips 1. don't use a cheap camera, borrow or hire a good quality, high mega pixel SLR with a wide angled lens. 2. presentation, presentation, presentation 3.…

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innovativeGLASS
Aug 03, 2009 1:35 pm
innovativeGLASS
innovativeGLASS
3 August 2009

building frame slightly damaged

building frame slightly damaged

absolutely nothing to worry about........

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innovativeGLASS
Aug 03, 2009 1:45 pm
natbut
natbut
3 August 2009

Home inspection

Home inspection

I think in regards to payment that may depend on your contract. I had a HIA contract and I can't remember the exact wording but I think that if there were minor things…

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natbut
Aug 03, 2009 2:29 pm
Bam
Bam
3 August 2009

Have you recently had double glazing installed...

Have you recently had double glazing installed...

We are aiming for double glazing throughout the house, however it will come down to cost. I saw double glazed windows for the first time on Sunday and was speaking with…

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Bam
Aug 03, 2009 3:17 pm
Bam
Rowena
Rowena
3 August 2009

Neighbours... Neighbours.... OMG

Neighbours... Neighbours.... OMG

I'd take the direct approach, noting that if anything, their lack of attention and selfishness have soured the relationship not you asking for their mess to be cleaned up.…

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Rowena
Aug 03, 2009 6:09 pm
Rowena
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 August 2009

brick footings

brick footings

No offence buildflex :D Good question Pat. Brick footings could be brick piers. You need to find the source of the problem before you consider major works, or it could be wasted.

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onc_artisan
Aug 03, 2009 6:12 pm
onc_artisan
Tornado_ALIVE
Tornado_ALIVE
3 August 2009

Land in Marquands Corner,Trugunina

Land in Marquands Corner,Trugunina

correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the last few stages of Wyndham Waters don't have body corp on them and as such can't use the facilities…

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Tornado_ALIVE
Aug 03, 2009 7:18 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
4 August 2009

Removing water-based paint

Removing water-based paint

This will be a tough fix, but if you use a solvent you will spread the residual :wink: Would it be possible to remove a brick at some point? Then you could turn the pavers over…

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onc_artisan
Aug 04, 2009 11:52 am
onc_artisan
kyton
kyton
4 August 2009

buying/building with family??

buying/building with family??
1, 2

Our land is in ours and my inlaws names - however we own 2/3 share and they own 1/3 share. Once our home is fully built the land will be subdivided into 3 lots - one for…

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kyton
Aug 04, 2009 1:55 pm
kyton
Chedasha
Chedasha
5 August 2009

Builders range of carpet

Builders range of carpet

Well I got the opportunity to drop buy where I'll be getting my carpet yesterday and it wasn't to bad! The builders range I looked at ($100…

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Chedasha
Aug 05, 2009 11:39 am
MJAB
MJAB
5 August 2009

Anyone had an escea fire

Anyone had an escea fire

thanks dstann, these do look the best ethanol burners Ive seen We didnt really consider them as we have never really seen any we like, looked more ornamental than…

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MJAB
Aug 05, 2009 3:00 pm
Marshall
Marshall
5 August 2009

Indigo Homes

Indigo Homes

I can recommend them. I have done a bit of work for them and can say the results leave the buyers very happy with their decision.

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Marshall
Aug 05, 2009 4:31 pm
Bam
Bam
5 August 2009

Converting small b/room into Wardrobe/storage room

Converting small b/room into Wardrobe/storage room

Can this small bedroom be effectively used as a bedroom or study? If so, I would be hesitant to change the room into a permanent wardrobe/storage area with fixed fixtures…

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Bam
Aug 05, 2009 5:33 pm
Bam
hollysk
hollysk
5 August 2009

Ironstone and Hog Bristle?

Ironstone and Hog Bristle?

Thanks! I'll look for he forum and check it out. It's such a hard choice! :)

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hollysk
Aug 05, 2009 6:48 pm
danma
danma
5 August 2009

$6-10K for new gas connection - does that sound right???

$6-10K for new gas connection - does that sound right???

We have a Actron air-conditioner & it is fantastic, we only had handover on Friday so not sure just how much it will cost to run but it is heaps warmer than the gas & we…

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danma
Aug 05, 2009 8:45 pm
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
5 August 2009

Wheelie bin beautifying enclosure

Wheelie bin beautifying enclosure

I hated having my bins at the front of the house before, everyone sees how many bottles you take out ::: but if you have…

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Dragonfly
Aug 05, 2009 9:27 pm
Zozomiester
Zozomiester
6 August 2009

HELP! Re- Final plumbing inspection

HELP! Re- Final plumbing inspection

Hi, just wondering if anyone can help. We moved into our house in Oct last year. We received our rates notice the other day and i noticed that it had our sewerage down…

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Zozomiester
Aug 06, 2009 12:15 pm
goondog
goondog
6 August 2009

Blanco Appliances

Blanco Appliances

Hi everyone thanks for the replies. I believe we are getting a gas cooktop and oven 900mm and a dishwasher so hopefully they are okay. If you all think they are good I'm…

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goondog
Aug 06, 2009 12:34 pm
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borg
Aug 06, 2009 1:52 pm
borg
farmmum
farmmum
6 August 2009

Exterior paint colour over windows.

Exterior paint colour over windows.

We are building a brick house with 9 foot ceilings and are going for the cheaper option of not bricking above the windows (timber instead). How do I match a Dulux paint…

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farmmum
Aug 06, 2009 3:23 pm


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