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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)
1, 2

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)
1, 2

: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
Kristi
Kristi
24 July 2009

Choosing Bricks.

Choosing Bricks.
1, 2, 3

Hi again Brickie! Thanks for that. So do you know of any bricks available in QLD that are the dark colour the whole way through? Love…

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Kristi
Jul 24, 2009 10:15 pm
Kristi
lisanne
lisanne
25 July 2009

Anyone looking at Summerhill epping???

Anyone looking at Summerhill epping???

A lot of new estates out this way have no effective sewerage, sure the put the…

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lisanne
Jul 25, 2009 12:11 am
nicinoo
nicinoo
25 July 2009

Ecosafe Home Sewerage Treatment Plant

Ecosafe Home Sewerage Treatment Plant

Morning everyone Has anybody used Ecosafe for HSTP? Just wondering what peple thnk of them and if they hit rock how did that affect the original quote?? Nic

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nicinoo
Jul 25, 2009 9:21 am
_kelly_
_kelly_
25 July 2009

Anyone use high pressure cleaner direct from tank?

Anyone use high pressure cleaner direct from tank?

Thanks for the info Stu. I checked at Bunnings today and they do sell a 'suction hose' for the reasons you note. Now that I have seen what they are I think I have…

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_kelly_
Jul 25, 2009 2:12 pm
_kelly_
drex
drex
25 July 2009

Should I Build or Buy Established?

Should I Build or Buy Established?

thanx for the heads up, i have grabbed the floor plan and already got quotes for all the things that aren't included on the inside of the house, so the only thing i can't…

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drex
Jul 25, 2009 8:09 pm
camelia
camelia
25 July 2009

removing stains from blackbutt floor

removing stains from blackbutt floor

Thanks for all your suggestions...I will be getting one of those magic erasers as soon as I get to the supermarket/bunnings. The floor is beautiful

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camelia
Jul 25, 2009 11:59 pm
waylow
waylow
26 July 2009

Custom Screen Doors

Custom Screen Doors

At a rough guess, using stainless one way mesh, and a triple point lock you will be looking around $7-800 installed.

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waylow
Jul 26, 2009 11:54 am
Jayneylou
Jayneylou
26 July 2009

Question on land contract signing

Question on land contract signing

With the Stockland contract I signed taking it to a lawyer before signing meant you forfeited your 3 day cooling off period.

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Jayneylou
Jul 26, 2009 9:03 pm
foster23
foster23
27 July 2009

American Barn House

American Barn House

Can anyone please help me we are building a Barn house to live in, in the country 12mx16m with 4x4 mezzaine floor. We are trying to work out the concrete slab details as…

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foster23
Jul 27, 2009 10:31 am
leah031183
leah031183
27 July 2009

opinions needed on improving front view of house

opinions needed on improving front view of house

yeah im not sure why its come out so small. im thinking enclosing the carport to make a garage is definitely the way to go. thanks for your opinions guys! very ehlpful

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leah031183
Jul 27, 2009 10:52 am
renojo
renojo
27 July 2009

Completion of extensions

Completion of extensions

Can anyone tell me, contract for extensions/renovations allows 14 weeks to completion. 1) from start of works? 2) since lock up no activity for nearly 3 weeks, say waiting…

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renojo
Jul 27, 2009 11:25 am
alk
alk
27 July 2009

Fencing and Land Developers

Fencing and Land Developers

What I think some of you are overlooking is that the block next to ours, isn't newly developed or released land. Rather than selling the lots directly to the left of ours,…

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alk
Jul 27, 2009 10:42 pm
alk
bmahmood
bmahmood
28 July 2009

Sunken Courtyard

Sunken Courtyard

I am in process of building a house in Pakistan. Temperature in summer upto 45 C - around 6 months. In winter, it is around zero . Does any one have any…

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bmahmood
Jul 28, 2009 5:40 am
elastic
elastic
28 July 2009

When does the lawyer figure in?

When does the lawyer figure in?

Thats your opinion and I do agree somewhat. However the past 5 properties good mates of mine have purchased all needed legal advice at some stage, whether it be…

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elastic
Jul 28, 2009 9:08 am
CiNnY
CiNnY
28 July 2009

Outer Metropolitan Ring Road Proposal

Outer Metropolitan Ring Road Proposal

Ok it is going to be good for commuters but not so good for some people who will lose properties but at the end of the day this has been planned for longer than i have…

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CiNnY
Jul 28, 2009 11:32 am
kyton
kyton
28 July 2009

Good home insurance? Anyone have it?

Good home insurance? Anyone have it?

We are with Westpac General Insurances and have found their coverage excellent. We have contents cover which allows us to cover all items all over the world - so a camera…

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kyton
Jul 28, 2009 1:49 pm
kyton
Carmel
Carmel
28 July 2009

Money back for garbage bins

Money back for garbage bins

Yep, we did that too. And when they give your bins back they are brand new - Bonus. Just remember to let them know before you need them.…

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Carmel
Jul 28, 2009 2:38 pm
Carmel
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Gloria Soam
Jul 28, 2009 10:18 pm
kymvass
kymvass
28 July 2009

Polished staircase or NOT

Polished staircase or NOT

We are in the final stages of our renovation, and I was wondering if anyone can tell me does floor sanding include polishing the staircase and the area that holds the…

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kymvass
Jul 28, 2009 10:27 pm
ddennell
ddennell
29 July 2009

Indigo Homes

Indigo Homes

We are considering building with Indigo homes, has anybody built with this company before and what were your experiences? Thank you all.

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ddennell
Jul 29, 2009 9:02 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
29 July 2009

Some info about acrylic render, please ??

Some info about acrylic render, please ??

From what I know and I am no expert, sand and cement render leaches salt, it will be patchy and need touching up more frequently.Eventually I will have my 43sq double…

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McKinnon
Jul 29, 2009 12:13 pm
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


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