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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 10:27 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 1:15 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 1:34 pm
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borg
Aug 06, 2009 2:52 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 4:23 pm
Southies
Southies
6 August 2009

Ducted Vaccum - Is It Worth It?

Ducted Vaccum - Is It Worth It?
1, 2, 3

Ours is 9mtrs. I think they come in 9, 10, 11 & 12 metre lengths. (Just for your info though, the matching size hose I ordered is too short. If I'd known, I would have…

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Southies
Aug 06, 2009 4:41 pm
Southies
JJ305
JJ305
6 August 2009

Signing my mortgage docs tonight

Signing my mortgage docs tonight

well for instance our bank had a hidden fee that we get whacked every time we make a progress payment ($80 a pop). 5 progress payments at $80 is…

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JJ305
Aug 06, 2009 5:16 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
6 August 2009

.dwf file reader for Mac

.dwf file reader for Mac

Thank you! This worked perfectly!! :D

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buildingadreamhome
Aug 06, 2009 5:59 pm
buildingadreamhome
erinleigh
erinleigh
7 August 2009

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"I have spoken with Steve today who confirmed that he has spoken to you previously about the room measurements. The brochure shows external…

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erinleigh
Aug 07, 2009 1:12 pm
erinleigh
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
7 August 2009

Australian Magazines

Australian Magazines

People still buy magazines about this stuff ? :shock:

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Cabinfever
Aug 07, 2009 4:01 pm
Cabinfever
Nott
Nott
7 August 2009

1993 arrives at last!!

1993 arrives at last!!

yup, thanks helyn. :D

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Nott
Aug 07, 2009 10:57 pm
Nott
jeremy_ville
jeremy_ville
9 August 2009

FHOG - Clause re a Monetary Gift from someone

FHOG - Clause re a Monetary Gift from someone

we are just going through the process of fhog and finance, as far as i understand its legislation that you need 5% genuine savings and the rest of your 10% deposit can be…

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jeremy_ville
Aug 09, 2009 9:35 am
jeremy_ville
lynnebin1968
lynnebin1968
9 August 2009

builder license

builder license

ive worked with a few builders who have these "weeties" licenses you speak of.....just another kelloggs crunchy nut if you ask…

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lynnebin1968
Aug 09, 2009 4:25 pm
lynnebin1968
foster23
foster23
9 August 2009

FHOG Rural

FHOG Rural

Thank you ::cool::

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foster23
Aug 09, 2009 7:44 pm
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
28 September 2009

Window Coverings

Window Coverings

I am very happy with the blinds now they are installed. I love the colour too.

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brendondanielle
Sep 28, 2009 9:45 pm
OldBill
OldBill
9 August 2009

retro-fitting plasterboard to double brick

retro-fitting plasterboard to double brick

Thanks Southie - all good things spring from the Glorious Sutherland Shire, including good building advice! I grew up in Caringbah and thank you for your tip - I checked…

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OldBill
Aug 09, 2009 11:27 pm
kek
kek
10 August 2009

Need help - dark brick/light roof or light brick/dark roof??

Need help - dark brick/light roof or light brick/dark roof??

Dark roof tiles aren't a major issue in Melbourne as far as increasing the house temp. It might be a big concern in warmer parts, but I wouldn't let that influence your…

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kek
Aug 10, 2009 8:46 am
kek
erinleigh
erinleigh
10 August 2009

Newbie Building In Cascades on Clyde

Newbie Building In Cascades on Clyde

Hi Che078, You might want to visit this thread: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=15877 which is for Yammerbook Way.. there's lot of cascaders in there. Good luck! Erin

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erinleigh
Aug 10, 2009 6:27 pm
erinleigh
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
11 August 2009

Sustainable House Day - SHD - 13th Sept 09

Sustainable House Day - SHD - 13th Sept 09

Bump. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_qxrviArTw

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Yak_Chat
Aug 11, 2009 9:47 am
Yak_Chat
oze
oze
11 August 2009

32k FHOG

32k FHOG

Keep in mind though that if there is a delay from the builder or getting land title, etc then you are still eligible for the full $32k. Any changes beyond your personal…

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oze
Aug 11, 2009 11:58 am
oze
Pugs
Pugs
11 August 2009

12V or 240V Down lights??

12V or 240V Down lights??

both ..depeding on the usage IMO 240V downlights in general areas that you don't want a light hanging down into the house... so hall ways and general purpose areas tho…

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Pugs
Aug 11, 2009 6:17 pm
Pugs
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Bam
Aug 12, 2009 12:07 am
Bam
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
11 August 2009

Cheap and Nasty?

Cheap and Nasty?

is it blueboard or hebel?, because alot of homes are being build with just hebel now, and it does have some advantages over bricks, not sure what they are, but my…

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buildingwithhamra
Aug 12, 2009 12:34 am
Rachel2302
Rachel2302
12 August 2009

PGH Espresso brick, what colour roof???

PGH Espresso brick, what colour roof???

Hi! I am using PGH Espresso brick and I am struggling to choose what colour roof! I know i want to use Colorbond and I have narrowed down my choices to: Shale…

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Rachel2302
Aug 12, 2009 10:57 am
northernspirit
northernspirit
12 August 2009

Capital gains tax question

Capital gains tax question

Well we have contacted the ATO who advised that if we move into the house once its been built and live in it as our primary residence we are exempt from CGT even if thats…

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northernspirit
Aug 12, 2009 11:30 am
northernspirit
monaclare
monaclare
14 August 2009

Roof & Window Colours

Roof & Window Colours

Thought it was hog bristle! noice :wink: :z:

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monaclare
Aug 14, 2009 9:46 pm
woodsey
woodsey
12 August 2009

Troubles

Troubles

We have delays it more so the time of year (christmas last year), we just kept at them and eventually it got done, it can be frustrating but when you get the keys to your…

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woodsey
Aug 12, 2009 2:43 pm
jbdave
jbdave
12 August 2009

Advice about whether to rebuild or renovate/extend

Advice about whether to rebuild or renovate/extend

How big is the house ? How much floor area would you want to add onto the existing home ? It may end up costing a little more to knock down and re-build, but you'll get…

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jbdave
Aug 12, 2009 4:45 pm
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barkly
Aug 12, 2009 5:16 pm
Jesstibb
Jesstibb
14 August 2009

Best Buy Location in Adelaide - new land estates

Best Buy Location in Adelaide - new land estates

Also just out of curiosity, which suburb do you think has the highest crime rate in Adelaide? I'm sure most people would be surprised if they…

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Jesstibb
Aug 14, 2009 6:22 pm
amiewoo
amiewoo
12 August 2009

Mounting clothes dryer on wall

Mounting clothes dryer on wall

Do you know why some dryers can not be mounted? I just bought Miele dryer and found out I can't mount it. Is it because of their weight? or something else?

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amiewoo
Aug 12, 2009 6:16 pm
jaelee
jaelee
17 August 2009

Bin Cupboard

Bin Cupboard

Thanks Buildingadreamhome and Millymonster for the Bunnings tip ... will check it out.

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jaelee
Aug 17, 2009 1:40 pm
MJAB
MJAB
13 August 2009

Building Inspectors for a house for sale- recommendations

Building Inspectors for a house for sale- recommendations

Hi Can anyone recommend a person or company that does building inspections on the North Shore of Sydney for a house for sale ??? thanks

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MJAB
Aug 13, 2009 10:47 am
C&D
C&D
13 August 2009

Generic house plan ideas ?

Generic house plan ideas ?

I was going to suggest you have a look at some of the kit home websites, they have a lot of basic designs, as doTamawood/Dixon homes. Good luck!

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C&D
Aug 13, 2009 3:47 pm
Michelle
Michelle
14 August 2009

Exterior Colour Scheme!! Please Help!

Exterior Colour Scheme!! Please Help!

Hi, I just need some advice on my exterior choices so far - Brick: PGH Espresso Roof: Monument, or something lighter like Shale…

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Michelle
Aug 14, 2009 8:00 pm
Michelle
dflatos
dflatos
13 August 2009

cost of extension

cost of extension

I have noted that new houses are…

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dflatos
Aug 13, 2009 9:09 pm
MICA
MICA
25 August 2009

LED downlights??

LED downlights??

Hi there Chatterbox, LED's are really coming along. The technology is nearly there, but the price still very high. So not really any value for money. If you are looking…

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MICA
Aug 25, 2009 2:16 am
MICA
CiNnY
CiNnY
13 August 2009

mock sandstone

mock sandstone

my parents are building with CSR mock sandstone and it looks fantastic... i would say not to change!

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CiNnY
Aug 14, 2009 12:56 am
A&B Financial
A&B Financial
17 August 2009

New home buyers should allow for higher rates

New home buyers should allow for higher rates

It's always a good idea to allow for higher interest rates within the future. You may be able to afford to make the repayments on the lower interest rates at the present…

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A&B Financial
Aug 17, 2009 1:32 pm
ChrisL
ChrisL
15 August 2009

Design & Plans then find builder or other way around

Design & Plans then find builder or other way around

Jane, No extensions are "off-the-shelf". So, essentially, you'll have to bear the design cost whichever way you go. Thus, IMO option 1 is the way to go. A draftie…

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ChrisL
Aug 15, 2009 8:59 pm
suenmatt
suenmatt
16 August 2009

Fencing - we have removed the survey pegs for a corner post!

Fencing - we have removed the survey pegs for a corner post!

No the house slab hasnt been done. We have put the post in exactly the same spot. The thing is, even if we had put the post next to the peg inside our boundary, the peg…

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suenmatt
Aug 16, 2009 9:56 am
4walls
4walls
16 August 2009

What to do first

What to do first

you should choose which carpet you want before the paint, as the choice of colours are much more limiting than for paints

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4walls
Aug 16, 2009 7:57 pm
4walls
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donuts
Aug 16, 2009 9:00 pm
donuts
lofoten
lofoten
16 August 2009

Paying a tradesman for materials up front?

Paying a tradesman for materials up front?

lofoten - Did the guy have a business name & how did you pay? No he didn't have a business name. Just an add like "Call Mike for all your…

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lofoten
Aug 16, 2009 9:57 pm
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ani
Aug 17, 2009 2:43 am
ani
lisanne
lisanne
17 August 2009

after building contract signing

after building contract signing

Make sure your building contract is signed subject to finance!!

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lisanne
Aug 17, 2009 9:28 am
princessfee
princessfee
17 August 2009

Anyone have feedback on Roselea homes,Provincial or Wisdom

Anyone have feedback on Roselea homes,Provincial or Wisdom

Welcome Sabs, and congratulations on the purchase of your land. Where did you buy? We are currently building in Spring Farm with Wisdom and are extremely happy with them.…

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princessfee
Aug 17, 2009 10:36 am


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