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indigoclover
indigoclover
12 June 2009

Old House v New House???? - Your Opinions Please!!!

Old House v New House???? - Your Opinions Please!!!

Good luck -I'm sure you'll find something that you'll fall in love with soon

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indigoclover
Jun 12, 2009 5:37 pm
indigoclover
vvs mand
vvs mand
12 June 2009

Boundary Trap and shaft pipe

Boundary Trap and shaft pipe

Seems a bit over the top, if its already excavated. Most plumbers charge between $70 and $80 an hour. If its exacavated theres more than likely less than a day's work, if…

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vvs mand
Jun 12, 2009 5:39 pm
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paulhend
Jun 13, 2009 8:01 am
Cozmo
Cozmo
13 June 2009

Guests Furniture Hire Clearance Sale 13 & 14 June, 2009

Guests Furniture Hire Clearance Sale 13 & 14 June, 2009

OK I went down a had a little look 'C' at what was down there and..... OMG Its crazy! People every where! I mean there had to be nearly 100 waiting to go through the…

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Cozmo
Jun 13, 2009 11:46 am
mrt11
mrt11
13 June 2009

beach cottage on piers - want to shift it 2 meters - help

beach cottage on piers - want to shift it 2 meters - help

mona vale, i cannot find anyone listed to do this. Does anyone know a house mover, restumper?

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mrt11
Jun 13, 2009 11:50 am
Brickie
Brickie
13 June 2009

Solar hot water panels.

Solar hot water panels.

Ive seen condensation in a lot of panels, I think it is just excess moisture that is trapped below the glass and nothing more.

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Brickie
Jun 13, 2009 7:19 pm
Nightshade
Nightshade
13 June 2009

Storm water connection?

Storm water connection?

Guess it depends on the easiest way to run the storm water. We were quoted 6k to run 100m so we took it outta contract and ran it to within 6 metres.

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Nightshade
Jun 13, 2009 7:53 pm
camelia
camelia
13 June 2009

ceiling battens

ceiling battens

Hi Nomad, I just had another look at some photos I took and I can see that they are finger-jointed pine battens. In the middle of the room one of them is nailed to a roof…

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camelia
Jun 13, 2009 8:40 pm
Hels
Hels
13 June 2009

Did i get a bargain?

Did i get a bargain?

Yes it does sound like a bargain providing it all works ok :)

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Hels
Jun 13, 2009 10:03 pm
Hels
kirbstar23
kirbstar23
14 June 2009

Residential elevators

Residential elevators

Yeah, they really are that expensive! My hubby builds and installs them for a living..... they don't even waste their time with home installs. Preferrs CBD..... where…

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kirbstar23
Jun 14, 2009 7:06 am
kirbstar23
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
14 June 2009

Those of you who have their WIR wall as part of their facade

Those of you who have their WIR wall as part of their facade
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Yep just saw that in your other thread :oops: .... I just assumed ( :oops: ) that it was the long side as you said "a big expanse of blank wall." If there is already a window in the…

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monkeyupatree
Jun 14, 2009 11:07 am
monkeyupatree
Jochicho
Jochicho
14 June 2009

Problems posting comments on blogs - anyone know why?

Problems posting comments on blogs - anyone know why?

Thanks Stormy, I don't even get the error msge but apart from that sounds very similar... I have discovered that there is one blog I can post comments onto without much of…

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Jochicho
Jun 14, 2009 2:45 pm
Brickie
Brickie
14 June 2009

Internal walls look like rendered plaster in our old house..

Internal walls look like rendered plaster in our old house..

Thanks for the pic. What you have is solid plaster that consists of a base coat of normal sand and cement with a skim coat on top. To achieve the effect you have the skim…

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Brickie
Jun 14, 2009 3:16 pm
lwbjl
lwbjl
14 June 2009

NSW Building Contracts

NSW Building Contracts

hi, Thanks for the advice... I am building with coral but mine is what you stated . So i think i am fine thanks

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lwbjl
Jun 14, 2009 9:51 pm
lwbjl
lwbjl
14 June 2009

Coral Homes name confusion with Bundaberg based builder

Coral Homes name confusion with Bundaberg based builder

I am going with coral building the fraser 251..... Am happy so far..... ta http://buildingfraser251withcoral.blogspot.com

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lwbjl
Jun 14, 2009 9:55 pm
9finances
9finances
14 June 2009

How do you know how old your house is?

How do you know how old your house is?

When we bought our house 16 years ago, the real estate agent said it was built in 1909. We want to celebrate 100 years!!! but how do we actually…

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9finances
Jun 14, 2009 10:01 pm
piscean
piscean
15 June 2009

Painting Laminex - Help!!

Painting Laminex - Help!!

ah ok, it sounds like the weathering wasn't the best way to go so at least we know better now, thanks for the advice!

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piscean
Jun 15, 2009 12:22 am
lynnebin1968
lynnebin1968
15 June 2009

Help needed for siteworks in Perth

Help needed for siteworks in Perth

Hehehehe ... of course I think I am building…

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lynnebin1968
Jun 15, 2009 1:14 pm
lynnebin1968
ozhappy981
ozhappy981
15 June 2009

Ballpark figures to replace a meter box?

Ballpark figures to replace a meter box?

Can anyone give me an idea of how much I should expect to pay in Sydney to have a new meter box/board supplied and installed (not…

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ozhappy981
Jun 15, 2009 3:50 pm
Brickie
Brickie
16 June 2009

Raising the floor level over a concrete slab

Raising the floor level over a concrete slab

Nail and glue some battens to the slab then put on the flooring as per usual.

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Brickie
Jun 16, 2009 11:14 am
TheIrishSetters
TheIrishSetters
16 June 2009

Plasterers

Plasterers

Hi all.....Just joined up so first post. We're living in Perth at the minute and are a family team of White Set Plasterers. Although I must admit work has slowed down…

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TheIrishSetters
Jun 16, 2009 11:44 am
shazburger
shazburger
16 June 2009

anyone get money from visa re:kleenmaid?

anyone get money from visa re:kleenmaid?

We also got money back but for our carpet deposit paid to Macey's. We applied for this nearly 6 months after we paid and 5 months after they went bankrupt. This is…

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shazburger
Jun 16, 2009 1:11 pm
shazburger
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
16 June 2009

Recommended cleaning companies for new build cleaning?

Recommended cleaning companies for new build cleaning?

Hi all... Our builder only provides a 'builders clean', (i.e - wipe round with an oily rag), prior to handover. We'd like to have someone come in and thoroughly,…

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Tony & Emma
Jun 16, 2009 3:54 pm
Eljay
Eljay
16 June 2009

What are you paying for fencing?

What are you paying for fencing?
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Yep they are all sold - months ago :(

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Eljay
Jun 16, 2009 6:10 pm
kbudgie
kbudgie
16 June 2009

Help! Base Price Increase!

Help! Base Price Increase!

As you know we are in Sandarra too (release 4). When we signed up we were not told anything in any detail by the saleman but when we went for prelim we got advised of the…

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kbudgie
Jun 16, 2009 7:16 pm
kbudgie
Novice Renovator
Novice Renovator
16 June 2009

Design and Construct vs Architect and Building Tender

Design and Construct vs Architect and Building Tender

What are the advantages and disadvantages ? Which do you prefer ? Which is cheaper ? For a home renovation, not new build thank you

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Novice Renovator
Jun 16, 2009 8:09 pm
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
17 June 2009

I wonder how many people just give up and move house

I wonder how many people just give up and move house

I gave up, Why; 1)5M slope on site....expensive. 2)No access to sides or rear of house for reno...expensive. 3)Would have to move out while doing the…

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Pat the draftie
Jun 17, 2009 10:00 am
Pat the draftie
FireFox
FireFox
17 June 2009

Average Hourly Rate for Architects

Average Hourly Rate for Architects

so a 10k fee including engineering isnt too bad then casa? working drawings/elevations/cost estimation/DA etc...

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FireFox
Jun 17, 2009 11:56 am
FireFox
Kris000
Kris000
17 June 2009

Where to find barn/stable door for inside of house?

Where to find barn/stable door for inside of house?

Thanks for your replies! I do know how to make one out of a plain door, but I was more after the look of a barn/stable door, not a modern door cut in two pieces as I think…

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Kris000
Jun 17, 2009 3:02 pm
Michelle
Michelle
17 June 2009

Bulders who borrow licenses.

Bulders who borrow licenses.

I think i understand where you are coming from a mate is a qualiied cabinet maker that is now doing home renos using a builders liscence the…

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Michelle
Jun 17, 2009 5:31 pm
Michelle
Taffy
Taffy
17 June 2009

House plan/design question re: main bedroom

House plan/design question re: main bedroom

Thanks Bam. I am editing this as I go along as I just spent ages typing and computer played up and I lost the lot :( ::angry:: Here is something along the lines. This is one my…

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Taffy
Jun 17, 2009 9:01 pm
Taffy
thlo
thlo
18 June 2009

Zero interest rates in 2010 possible!

Zero interest rates in 2010 possible!
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Home Loan office ... it may be widely accepted (actaully don;'t believe it is) ... but doesn't mean it will happen, if economy keeps…

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thlo
Jun 18, 2009 1:11 am
thlo
danma
danma
18 June 2009

Problem neighbour building to high

Problem neighbour building to high

Part of our DA approval is to provide new fences on both sides of our property, we have to discuss this with the other owners to make sure that they are happy with what we…

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danma
Jun 18, 2009 1:07 pm
bev
bev
18 June 2009

Cabinet Maker Adelaide

Cabinet Maker Adelaide

Someone who does a cheap job might not be doing a good job. In saying that i'll PM you the name of the cabinet maker we use.

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bev
Jun 18, 2009 1:38 pm
bev
ladds
ladds
18 June 2009

Does anyone know where i can find????

Does anyone know where i can find????

That's great! Thanks so much! My husband just loves a spreadsheet so he'll be impressed with this one!

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ladds
Jun 18, 2009 7:32 pm
ProudMum
ProudMum
19 June 2009

Is IRONSTONE a good substitute for NIGHTSKY?

Is IRONSTONE a good substitute for NIGHTSKY?

Thank you so very much for your comments. The idea of a contrasting colour isn't something that I thought of. If I can't source Nightsky myself, I think I'll go with a…

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ProudMum
Jun 19, 2009 9:14 am
supasquirrel
supasquirrel
19 June 2009

How 2 upload pic??

How 2 upload pic??

Thanks, I'll give it a go!

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supasquirrel
Jun 19, 2009 6:59 pm
supasquirrel
bip
bip
19 June 2009

Can you help me??!!

Can you help me??!!

Thanks. I might call some cabinetmakers myself, to see if anybody around Perth makes it...

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bip
Jun 19, 2009 9:55 pm
lisanne
lisanne
20 June 2009

Formal lounges and formal dining... what a waste of time!

Formal lounges and formal dining... what a waste of time!
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My dad's place that he is building as a formal lounge at the front and they didn't want it, so they are moving the wall and making it a workshop off the garage but from…

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lisanne
Jun 20, 2009 10:27 am
Gatoblanco
Gatoblanco
20 June 2009

Extra bathroom and beds from garage - approval?

Extra bathroom and beds from garage - approval?

I have an attached garage with internal access in my PPOR. I am going to have it converted into 2 bedrooms and rent those rooms out. I will convert my laundry into a…

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Gatoblanco
Jun 20, 2009 11:49 am
Gatoblanco
nww1969
nww1969
20 June 2009

Garage Advice

Garage Advice

You could do a few searches on kit garages, from memory around 2 grand. A few secound hand pop up on ebay from time to time and go for about 1 grand. However I would…

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nww1969
Jun 20, 2009 12:25 pm
JJ305
JJ305
20 June 2009

Solicitor/Conveyancer in Melbourne - need one asap!

Solicitor/Conveyancer in Melbourne - need one asap!

We had a conveyencor do the land transfer. But we are using a solicitor for the building contract we used the compay below, they charged $165 to read over the contract and…

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JJ305
Jun 20, 2009 6:49 pm
devinyl
devinyl
20 June 2009

What to do to make my old chimney safe for an open fire?

What to do to make my old chimney safe for an open fire?

I should add that we have hydronic heating, so this fireplace is not for heating but for the pure enjoyment of an open fire - the spectacle, the toasted marshmallows, the…

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devinyl
Jun 20, 2009 8:14 pm
ani
ani
21 June 2009

Fancy Blinds

Fancy Blinds

I like them! I don't think I would have them in my own house, but they are great! They could take the place of a painting on the wall. I wouldn't have the blinds, but I…

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ani
Jun 21, 2009 12:40 pm
ani
clath
clath
21 June 2009

New PD Lifestyle designs for the display home tragics

New PD Lifestyle designs for the display home tragics

:z: Haha i only live down the rd from Arena :wink: will have to go and have a looksy at the Camberwell, Theres a Cottlesoe which is being built around the cnr , i was having a…

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clath
Jun 21, 2009 9:40 pm
clath
baronvon
baronvon
21 June 2009

Pulling out due to finance problems

Pulling out due to finance problems

Have you signed a contract to build yet?

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baronvon
Jun 21, 2009 10:19 pm
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
22 June 2009

What can we do about our property managers?

What can we do about our property managers?

They have to pay every months rent, until a replacement tenant is found. They are also billed advertising costs by the agent. The agent…

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shackonthehill
Jun 22, 2009 12:34 am
shackonthehill
dreamhome
dreamhome
22 June 2009

Hinged Door or Pivot Door for Main Entrance

Hinged Door or Pivot Door for Main Entrance

yep, that is a little strange Casa - because the idea of the pivot is that door is better supported (by…

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dreamhome
Jun 22, 2009 10:04 am
dreamhome
Pebble
Pebble
22 June 2009

CORDLESS PHONE

CORDLESS PHONE
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When we purchased our new ones we actually got the wrong model first ( I think it was the broadband friendly one instead of the long range one) anyway the range on the…

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Pebble
Jun 22, 2009 10:29 am
Pebble
Briz Ms
Briz Ms
22 June 2009

magazine article

magazine article

I would imagine the article is aiming to be humourous....

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Briz Ms
Jun 22, 2009 12:10 pm
Briz Ms


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