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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
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 9:47 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 10:24 am
xanthrope
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what_the
Sep 11, 2009 4:35 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 8:13 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 10:32 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 12, 2009 12:39 am
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 9:35 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 1:44 pm
laurend
laurend
12 September 2009

Plush Furniture Opinions?

Plush Furniture Opinions?

Thanks for the heads up about Collins. We went ahead and ordered from plush (have been lusting after this for 6 months! and saved close to $1000 on retail) but we will…

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laurend
Sep 12, 2009 5:22 pm
laurend
STILL HOMELESS
STILL HOMELESS
12 September 2009

Problems receiving mails in new estate...

Problems receiving mails in new estate...

Silly postie still at the pub ::celeb:: . Even at new estates the mail should still be delivered no problem check your redirection there may be an issue and Aust Post won't do…

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STILL HOMELESS
Sep 12, 2009 7:25 pm
STILL HOMELESS
STILL HOMELESS
12 September 2009

Prelimanary Contract

Prelimanary Contract

Make sure you check everything and hassle them all the time remember they are not your friends you are the boss ::angry:: trear them like crap check yuor house every one to two…

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STILL HOMELESS
Sep 12, 2009 7:28 pm
themax
themax
12 September 2009

Dennis Family Homes

Dennis Family Homes

Dennis Family Homes http://darkangelshouse.blogspot.com/ - Dark Angel - Macquarie http://novicebuildershouse.blogspot.com/ - NoviceBuilder - Stanthorpe 33 Here are some…

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themax
Sep 12, 2009 8:45 pm
themax
thlo
thlo
13 September 2009

LOANS on Home & Land Package

LOANS on Home & Land Package

sometimes it gets like that ::wornout::

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thlo
Sep 13, 2009 1:27 am
thlo
arniedog
arniedog
13 September 2009

Owner Builder novice

Owner Builder novice

What cost saving could i expect if I owner build and ran the project myself as opposed to going to a boutique builder? House build would be around 450K with a…

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arniedog
Sep 13, 2009 3:15 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
13 September 2009

when does a carport become a garage

when does a carport become a garage

doubt that council would ever be bothered about checking everyone's yards to see if they have any unapproved structures. The issues come up when you plan…

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 13, 2009 5:43 pm
Helyn
Helyn
13 September 2009

Whirlpool washing machines

Whirlpool washing machines

Our Simpson washing machine broke down after 13 MONTHS ::surprise:: Under warranty and we got it fixed for free but took 5 weeks to do so - was heartily sick of the local…

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Helyn
Sep 13, 2009 6:08 pm
Helyn
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
13 September 2009

Need Concrete Laundry Trough Removed!

Need Concrete Laundry Trough Removed!

I do and I will... Please :) This week I will be in perth for a few days. I will PM you with my Ph Thanks

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onc_artisan
Sep 13, 2009 9:26 pm
onc_artisan
grinder
grinder
13 September 2009

Appliances - final decision is made!

Appliances - final decision is made!

For your info Electrolux and Westinghouse are now the same company

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grinder
Sep 13, 2009 10:22 pm
grinder
Liz
Liz
14 September 2009

What is cost + when reffered buy a builder

What is cost + when reffered buy a builder

cost plus is also illegal, for projects under $500K in victoria

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Liz
Sep 14, 2009 11:13 am
Liz
novotel
novotel
14 September 2009

Rude salesperson at Homeworld

Rude salesperson at Homeworld

it's really sad isnt it? I experienced this first hand too earlier this year when i was trying to find a builder. I blame this on my youthful appearance (Hahaha jk) like…

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novotel
Sep 14, 2009 12:24 pm
btherl
btherl
14 September 2009

Study power keeps tripping..

Study power keeps tripping..

When I was a little kid I found a device in my dad's electrical equipment box - you plug it into a power point and it lights up to tell you if there's any problem with it.…

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btherl
Sep 14, 2009 1:27 pm
btherl
keepitgully
keepitgully
14 September 2009

Stamped concrete on alfresco slab

Stamped concrete on alfresco slab

based on not a lot of info you'd be best to remove the existing slab for 2 reasons; 1. you can retain exsting FFL's and maintain clearances for DPC and weep holes 2. if…

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keepitgully
Sep 14, 2009 6:23 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
14 September 2009

Special Notes and Conditions

Special Notes and Conditions

I would not sign till the land was settled, or do you need to before the FHOG?

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 14, 2009 9:22 pm
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
14 September 2009

Renovation clusters?

Renovation clusters?

We're in a reno cluster too. Like you we're in a good location but full of period homes that are heritage protected. Add onto that the affluent nature of our neighbours…

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Biff Costanza
Sep 14, 2009 10:05 pm
Biff Costanza
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
14 September 2009

Design help needed!

Design help needed!

Slightly OT & a quick hijack for the uninitiated and now back on track :wink: Leigh & kate have you done anything?

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onc_artisan
Sep 14, 2009 11:14 pm
onc_artisan
maurita
maurita
15 September 2009

Council Search Came Back Saying Building Notes & Requisition

Council Search Came Back Saying Building Notes & Requisition

Well here is an update. I finally found out late yesterday afternoon, after i rang the Council and demanded to know what the problem is and it is that the Final Inspection…

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maurita
Sep 15, 2009 9:41 am
maurita

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