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DeeElle
DeeElle
19 August 2009

Cost per sq

Cost per sq

We are very very new to the extension game. Can anyone advise what the average cost per sq is for a ground floor extension. ::study::

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DeeElle
Aug 19, 2009 3:50 pm
DeeElle
take2
take2
19 August 2009

Hydraulic Engineering Design?

Hydraulic Engineering Design?

We have just been told by our builder that council(ipswich) need us to get a Hydraulic Engineering design as we have too many fixtures (2 too many) has any one else come…

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take2
Aug 19, 2009 10:58 pm
take2
jacobvz
jacobvz
19 August 2009

Brinlay paints

Brinlay paints

Anyone have tried Brinlay paints? How do they compare to say Dulux? I like that they are made australian but if they are crap I rather stick something foreign on :-) Jack

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jacobvz
Aug 19, 2009 11:23 pm
cheetah
cheetah
19 August 2009

Ceiling Heights

Ceiling Heights

34c is around 3 metres I believe

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cheetah
Aug 19, 2009 11:34 pm
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
20 August 2009

Cost of Plastering

Cost of Plastering

DP said it's about $35 to $40 per hour. Jido it must be relatively the same in the western suburbs as the northern.

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brendondanielle
Aug 20, 2009 8:31 am
Southies
Southies
20 August 2009

Fencing Question

Fencing Question

oh :roll: That makes sense :lol:

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Southies
Aug 20, 2009 4:56 pm
Southies
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 August 2009

Neighbours from hell!

Neighbours from hell!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I have had enough of this! Onc_Artisan has already stated to stop the rubbish and behave in a more civilised manner. I would only ask that you offer more respect to him…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 21, 2009 12:04 am
TheGardenWhisperer
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
21 August 2009

Negative Building Inspection report, any advice

Negative Building Inspection report, any advice

It depends on the defect. Having not seen the full report I can only offer limited advice. Structure issues can be addressed by a builder for the roof etc. The stumping…

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KnockItDown
Aug 21, 2009 10:39 am
KnockItDown
grinder
grinder
21 August 2009

Feature tiled living area walls.....anyone have pics please.

Feature tiled living area walls.....anyone have pics please.

HI guys, I was just wondering if anyone has gone this path yet. I have seen a few newer homes use some of the new feature tiles out there as…

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grinder
Aug 21, 2009 12:13 pm
grinder
gpierce
gpierce
21 August 2009

Another noggin question

Another noggin question

Guys, the right size version of these: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001PCUU8O/ref ... nkCode=asn Will work up to 22 Kilos if installed in Gyprock. AND if you have really…

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gpierce
Aug 21, 2009 12:19 pm
houseofl
houseofl
21 August 2009

Reason # 4,506 we NEED our own house!!! *vent*

Reason # 4,506 we NEED our own house!!! *vent*

Paying rent sucks - to have to pay to pay rent sucks even more. The only thing worse than that is a stalking landlord....I CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE MY OWN HOUSE AGAIN!!! ::wornout:: ::wornout:: ::wornout::

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houseofl
Aug 21, 2009 8:37 pm
houseofl
JilaMint
JilaMint
21 August 2009

Wallpaper removal

Wallpaper removal

We are currently renovating our house and a couple of rooms have wallpaper. A steamer should take care of one room but…

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JilaMint
Aug 21, 2009 11:14 pm
Annietom
Annietom
21 August 2009

Herald Sun Home Show 2009 - Free Double Passes (Melbourne)

Herald Sun Home Show 2009 - Free Double Passes (Melbourne)
1, 2, 3

yeah I was afraid of that. I really wish I'd made it to the Garden show this year, but i missed it. At least that is fairly creative, rather than sales focused. I found…

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Annietom
Aug 21, 2009 11:21 pm
Annietom
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
22 August 2009

Built-in wardrobes

Built-in wardrobes

Can anyone recommend a good wardrobe/cupboard builder in the South Morang area?

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Fiffaro
Aug 22, 2009 3:20 am
pete002
pete002
22 August 2009

Please answer my questions on Extensions!

Please answer my questions on Extensions!

Hi Guys, First thing you need to do is establish if you require a town planning permit. Second, establish the load capacity and condition of your existing footing system.…

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pete002
Aug 22, 2009 9:10 am
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
22 August 2009

Broadband in new estates....Tarneit

Broadband in new estates....Tarneit

When you apply for ADSL there are two qualifications done - a pre-qualification done by sales people which checks that your exchange has ADSL…

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wakeboardandy
Aug 22, 2009 11:37 am
wakeboardandy
pcd1965
pcd1965
22 August 2009

House Wiring Upgrade

House Wiring Upgrade

Thanks Pete, Will have to give ETSA a call, sounds like it will get expensive.

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pcd1965
Aug 22, 2009 5:24 pm
Daveky
Daveky
22 August 2009

Waterproofing cost per square m

Waterproofing cost per square m

I've waterproofed some bathrooms before in our hotel in thownsville where everythings always breaking, but i figured it'lld be about the same price to get someone to do…

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Daveky
Aug 22, 2009 8:16 pm
DeeElle
DeeElle
22 August 2009

Power Bills....

Power Bills....
1, 2, 3, 4

We have pv cells, a gas heater and cooker and solar h/w service. Our electricity bill is around $400 a quarter. Maybe the eco architect was worth the money :shock: edit: …

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DeeElle
Aug 22, 2009 11:23 pm
DeeElle
Marclau
Marclau
23 August 2009

Cancelling a contract with a real estate agent to sell

Cancelling a contract with a real estate agent to sell

Thanks for the quick feedback........I am in discussions with my agent right now.........hopefully we can work it out. I will leave it with them but expect them too work…

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Marclau
Aug 23, 2009 2:58 pm
Marclau
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
23 August 2009

What % do builders charge on cost plus commercial building

What % do builders charge on cost plus commercial building

That is just too broad :wink: ie tilt panel, brick, steel. Prolly some suggested uses could help to define a bit. ie hairdresser(plumbing prelay) - heavy haulage(thickenings),…

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onc_artisan
Aug 23, 2009 9:24 pm
onc_artisan
Kash
Kash
24 August 2009

Our Keystart fiasco

Our Keystart fiasco

well, my only issue with keystart was them changing all their eligibility requirements the week my finance application would have gone in with apparently little/no notice…

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Kash
Aug 24, 2009 1:19 pm
oolzy
oolzy
24 August 2009

PD reserved land

PD reserved land

Hi I am building with PD and we had a land all ready and when we went to sign up we paid i think about a $500 dep to lock in a date thats all we…

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oolzy
Aug 24, 2009 2:12 pm
dstann
dstann
24 August 2009

Is your rental annoying you even more so now?

Is your rental annoying you even more so now?
1, 2

I am sick of renting but it is not so much the apartment but the neighbours. We had one neighbour walk dog poo through the building foyer, you could see who it was because…

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dstann
Aug 24, 2009 3:44 pm
Rod1949
Rod1949
24 August 2009

Removing garage

Removing garage

Check with your council. Better to be safe than sorry.

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Rod1949
Aug 24, 2009 3:52 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
24 August 2009

Fencing Questions!

Fencing Questions!

we are talking 1940's sewer here..... so I wouldn't be sure what they would have done back then!!

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buildingadreamhome
Aug 24, 2009 5:21 pm
buildingadreamhome
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
24 August 2009

Which Broadband????

Which Broadband????

Another Internode customer here, and +1 from me too. :) Actually, I was at a conference a few weeks back with Simon Hackett (CEO of Internode) and their plans for the future…

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Djelibeybi
Aug 24, 2009 8:00 pm
kexkez
kexkez
24 August 2009

Does your roof pop?????

Does your roof pop?????

heard a small pop today and have done so in the past month.

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kexkez
Aug 24, 2009 10:22 pm
kexkez
poppamatic
poppamatic
26 August 2009

Washing machine taps hidden inside cabinet.

Washing machine taps hidden inside cabinet.

So when I use the hole saw to cut my holes, 1 for the cold, 1 for the hot water and 1 for the drainer. Is there a trim I can use around the…

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poppamatic
Aug 26, 2009 9:33 pm
joeygbh
joeygbh
27 August 2009

Land Prices jumping 20K in a few weeks

Land Prices jumping 20K in a few weeks

This is for those that have kept up with land prices in your estates. From what I've seen and heard is that land prices have jumped around 20K in…

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joeygbh
Aug 27, 2009 2:53 pm
joeygbh
muzzman
muzzman
28 August 2009

Anyone used consolidator to import from USA?

Anyone used consolidator to import from USA?

Just be careful when getting things in from other countries - particularly electrical and plumbing goods - and particularly North America. Electricity in North America is…

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muzzman
Aug 28, 2009 1:32 pm
muzzman
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
28 August 2009

Building House in different states.. different prices

Building House in different states.. different prices

I am sure that the prices in my coles and your coles is different to. It's just the way the world is. Some builders have better specifications than others too. Your…

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buildingwithhamra
Aug 28, 2009 6:41 pm
ani
ani
29 August 2009

Lintels

Lintels

Great minds think alike - I was going to go the legume route too :D Love your work Fu!

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ani
Aug 29, 2009 11:29 pm
ani
ani
ani
30 August 2009

Wired door-bell

Wired door-bell

Nice! I would have one of those winding ones if it was going next to the front door!

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ani
Aug 30, 2009 1:43 am
ani

Hello Guys, I want to install Solar Hot Water system on my townhouse in Brisbane. Done few quotes and put this chart together. Like to share and see what people think and…

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simple_man
Aug 30, 2009 5:28 pm
btherl
btherl
30 August 2009

The Guy Built Magnetic Power generator-24KW Free Home Energy

The Guy Built Magnetic Power generator-24KW Free Home Energy

Perpetual motion is a myth, but finding energy sources which we don't need to expend energy ourselves to use are not. Like solar power - it's there already, all we need…

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btherl
Aug 30, 2009 8:01 pm
btherl
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Nightshade
Aug 30, 2009 10:16 pm
Nightshade
Nightshade
31 August 2009

Fly screens for pivot doors

Fly screens for pivot doors

Thanks will check it out.. just a flyscreen is fine as it's only when we're home during the day that we'd have it open

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Nightshade
Aug 31, 2009 2:57 pm
swimspan
swimspan
31 August 2009

Vinyl cladding

Vinyl cladding

Hey Matt i just finished the cladding on my new home (now its watertight, have everything else to do) and i had the exact same problem as you. i shopped around heaps and…

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swimspan
Aug 31, 2009 4:41 pm
reaver
reaver
31 August 2009

OMG!Why would they do this? UPDATE-LETTERBOX MYSTERY SOLVED!

OMG!Why would they do this? UPDATE-LETTERBOX MYSTERY SOLVED!
1, 2

This incident is funny. Glad it all ended well. It just goes to show tradies aren't big on their communication skills :D

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reaver
Aug 31, 2009 4:46 pm
reaver
Nightshade
Nightshade
31 August 2009

Fence damage - is this acceptable

Fence damage - is this acceptable
1, 2

Yeah...not ideal...i just didn't want to deal with trying to get them in after the house is complete to fix it up. Be good practise for us to do the extra gates etc we'll…

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Nightshade
Aug 31, 2009 5:17 pm
andrei
andrei
31 August 2009

Anyone like to recommend best value security alarm system

Anyone like to recommend best value security alarm system

There is a guy who advertises BOSCH system with 3 points for $759. System doesn't need monitoring , it can be connected to your mobile number or any other selected one. So…

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andrei
Aug 31, 2009 6:04 pm
jbdave
jbdave
31 August 2009

Damage done by builder next door to our crossover

Damage done by builder next door to our crossover

As you haven't started construction, I would take photos of the damage and send it to the council. You are only responsible for the damage you cause to council assets. …

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jbdave
Aug 31, 2009 6:10 pm
juzdownunder
juzdownunder
31 August 2009

Advice needed on a new double garage.

Advice needed on a new double garage.

Thanks. Actually I remembered where I saw that price, it was on this forum: viewtopic.php?t=526 Pricing is dependent on what you want and how it…

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juzdownunder
Aug 31, 2009 6:19 pm
billdsl
billdsl
31 August 2009

How to catch a sparky?

How to catch a sparky?

our sparkies took an hour or two, then another 2 full days and it seemed to be done... we have fans and lights all over the shop and for some reason they didnt do the full…

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billdsl
Aug 31, 2009 10:38 pm
billdsl
Yev_
Yev_
31 August 2009

Melbourne Home Show

Melbourne Home Show

Thanks for the tickets, Homeone. We found plantation shutters for $250 installed and also signed up with HRV (www.hrv.com.au). That's the first time we've been to home…

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Yev_
Aug 31, 2009 10:53 pm
ibb1980
ibb1980
31 August 2009

Temporary Fencing hire Sydney

Temporary Fencing hire Sydney

I also had difficulty hiring a small number of panels, try playsafe fencing at milperra or revesby. their panels are are rough looking but do the job, around $35ish a…

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ibb1980
Aug 31, 2009 11:14 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
31 August 2009

7 year builders warranty?

7 year builders warranty?

Yes, that's what I would do... Ed

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ECOECO
Sep 01, 2009 12:11 am
ECOECO
CarolineJ
CarolineJ
1 September 2009

Perth builders - who to pick?

Perth builders - who to pick?

We are really happy with WBN.

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CarolineJ
Sep 01, 2009 2:03 am
neildallhoff
neildallhoff
1 September 2009

garage reinforcement

garage reinforcement

Hi, My friends garage is 23 feet long X 16' wide X 16.f' from the slab to the peak of the roof. The south and north walls have a double top plate and the east and west…

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neildallhoff
Sep 01, 2009 6:53 am

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