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all the sand
all the sand
15 October 2009

Updated - Our house won't fit by 30cm !! - New Drama :-(

Updated - Our house won't fit by 30cm !! - New Drama :-(
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Congratulations! Glad things are now working out for you. Cant wait to see the new plans. Good luck on Saturday.

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all the sand
Oct 15, 2009 8:16 pm
*frosty*
*frosty*
16 October 2009

Who can identify what this photo is?

Who can identify what this photo is?
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Err maybe look at this photo I posted yesterday evening? -…

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*frosty*
Oct 16, 2009 2:39 pm
*frosty*
mrsmoon
mrsmoon
16 October 2009

Taubmans Sheer Hose advice please!

Taubmans Sheer Hose advice please!

Hello there, Iam very new to this forum thing so please excuse me if i am not doing something right! We are currently renovating a house that we will be moving…

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mrsmoon
Oct 16, 2009 7:41 pm
aya99
aya99
16 October 2009

Paying extra site costs

Paying extra site costs

Hi rubber_noggin, Which builder did you use? Thanks. We had a 'piering appointment' on site with our builder. This was so they could show…

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aya99
Oct 16, 2009 10:08 pm
aya99
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
16 October 2009

Finished Floor Level for garage to ahd

Finished Floor Level for garage to ahd

I doubt the council will come out to check, unless they have already been advised I would suggest they would be non the wiser. Just tell them it was built as per the…

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Hills Guy
Oct 16, 2009 10:45 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
17 October 2009

advice or tips on tiling on new slab

advice or tips on tiling on new slab

Abbey_aj its pretty much as onc_artisan says. I did it some years ago, laying 170m2 of ceramic tiles (not porcelain) and it came up near perfect. I'm about to do it again…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 17, 2009 4:00 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
17 October 2009

Washing Machine Problem

Washing Machine Problem

Sounds like one or both of the little strainers inside the tap-end of the hose could be blocked or restricted. Remove them temporarily and try again Why not connect only…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 17, 2009 4:13 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
17 October 2009

Interior walls

Interior walls

Its not an inexpensive project.

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 17, 2009 4:17 am
trepidman
trepidman
17 October 2009

More Cupboard Space - This Is The Only Place To Put It??????

More Cupboard Space - This Is The Only Place To Put It??????

I believe in England they sometimes have coat closets by the entry. There's a precedent for it and I don't think it will look too odd. Maybe if you used wooden sliding…

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trepidman
Oct 17, 2009 5:00 pm
trepidman
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
17 October 2009

Solar System

Solar System

Two views; 1) Find out who CLEEG is, and whether they have an Australian presence at all. If the system fails in 15 years, and there is no one…

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hysterical1144
Oct 17, 2009 5:58 pm
athomasd
athomasd
17 October 2009

Getting a whole house re-plastered.

Getting a whole house re-plastered.

Cheers for the advice guys. I intend to get a building report done if i decide to purchase but there is no way i will be buying the house if it has aspestos throughout as…

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athomasd
Oct 17, 2009 8:33 pm
Leela
Leela
18 October 2009

Strange house stumps?

Strange house stumps?

Hi everyone, We are looking at purchasing a 1960's built high-set timber house. The building report came back showing one stump blown and needing replacement, which is…

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Leela
Oct 18, 2009 8:10 am
Biker602
Biker602
18 October 2009

Bathroom waste water plumbing

Bathroom waste water plumbing

We have just had delivered yesterday a fiberglass base with a flexihose underneath (it is raised a few inches)so that the waste outlet can be in a different place than the…

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Biker602
Oct 18, 2009 9:40 am
serge44
serge44
18 October 2009

who is responsible to fix?

who is responsible to fix?

mine won't even acknowledge me now after I said to…

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serge44
Oct 18, 2009 12:53 pm
serge44
camry
camry
18 October 2009

building surveyors/homeowners responsibility

building surveyors/homeowners responsibility

:? I am confused over a certain issue regarding the building of free standing colorbond garages...... Who is responsible for providing the information in regards as to how…

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camry
Oct 18, 2009 3:21 pm
house3wa
house3wa
18 October 2009

building in Baldivis

building in Baldivis

Hi, Haven't built with either of the companies you quote, but in this weekend's Sunday Times I note that Ventura did get an award. They seem to have lots of designs to…

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house3wa
Oct 18, 2009 4:59 pm
lisanne
lisanne
18 October 2009

What do you love about it??

What do you love about it??

I love not living in a small unit hat has adjoining walls and so I can play music REALLY LOUDLY!! Oh that and the fact I don't currently have any neighbours helps heheh

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lisanne
Oct 18, 2009 6:58 pm
du73
du73
19 October 2009

new member - advice needed

new member - advice needed

all very good advice, thank you.. the cracks are definitely only very very very thin but many of them throughout the house. i noticed at least 15, i will have a buliding…

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du73
Oct 19, 2009 4:51 am
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Wobbly
Oct 19, 2009 5:36 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
20 October 2009

carpets

carpets

Ive recently had Redbook carpets installed in 3 bedrooms (including a small child's bedroom) and lounge which took about 17LinM and cost me $3150 fully laid with Dunlop…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 20, 2009 8:23 am

I have just spent the last 2 hours putting up this decal and I am LOVING it!! I thought I would post some pic's so if there is anyone out there thinking about it but not…

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virginia8586
Oct 20, 2009 11:39 am
jaelee
jaelee
20 October 2009

Where to get good art/wall decor online?

Where to get good art/wall decor online?

I agree with fairyblue, I think those pics are too small for that wall. Loved your canvas art you picked out. It's all the lovely finishing off touches that turns a…

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jaelee
Oct 20, 2009 12:21 pm
Jazzie
Jazzie
20 October 2009

Wunderlich roof tiles - ANYONE WANT THEM?

Wunderlich roof tiles - ANYONE WANT THEM?

Yes, I've been given a couple of contacts. One was interested but didn't have the manpower to come get them off the roof. Another had a glut of them ...... similar story…

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Jazzie
Oct 20, 2009 12:41 pm
Jazzie
James Bond
James Bond
21 October 2009

Owner builder race against time for the FHOG boost

Owner builder race against time for the FHOG boost

Hahahah I thought so! As long as we don't miss out coz we handed it in later, I dnt mind waiting. Just collect receipts etc and cert of occupancy…

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James Bond
Oct 21, 2009 6:44 am
James Bond
mc77
mc77
21 October 2009

Huxley Homes

Huxley Homes

Hi, i'm looking to build in Sydney Metro, we are currently considering modified Axis with A*J or a custom-designed with Huxley. Ive read through the forum and finds very…

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mc77
Oct 21, 2009 12:30 pm
rep334
rep334
21 October 2009

Melamine Alternatives for Built-in Wardrobe

Melamine Alternatives for Built-in Wardrobe

Hi , once they used to make wardrobes from a 2x 1 frame and then clad it with ply .( you could use the timber wall cladding ) This is one option , instead of using…

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rep334
Oct 21, 2009 1:01 pm

homeone® together with the organisers of the…

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homeone
Oct 21, 2009 1:20 pm
homeone
jodge
jodge
21 October 2009

Built in Wardrobe - Recommendations Sydney

Built in Wardrobe - Recommendations Sydney

no worries Neverfinished. . . if you want to send me your measurements I can draft it up for you, doesn't take long!

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jodge
Oct 21, 2009 6:20 pm
jodge
wizard
wizard
21 October 2009

PD Porter Davis - Paint colours

PD Porter Davis - Paint colours

Yeah Mozzie, being in the paint game I know what they use and how they do it, its really cheap crap paint, applied poorly. It's a 2 coat system, 1 tinted undercoat and 1…

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wizard
Oct 21, 2009 7:32 pm
wizard
Macy
Macy
22 October 2009

Roof Restoration

Roof Restoration

If you google again you will find Modern's Adelaide address is the same as Streamline/Bramalco with Oz-roll next door and Impulse the one…

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Macy
Oct 22, 2009 12:21 am
Helyn
Helyn
22 October 2009

Clothesline breaks off wall - update: 20/10: not impressed!

Clothesline breaks off wall - update: 20/10: not impressed!
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Uncle, Afrur, I had a thread going about this some months ago,have enclosed pic below, see how the tiles appear to be crooked but in fact the wall is not square. Its only…

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Helyn
Oct 22, 2009 10:00 am
Helyn
stiffy
stiffy
22 October 2009

DA Process for internal renovations

DA Process for internal renovations

Thanks for the responses - I guess I am confused as to how anyone would know what and when something was modified, given that there are no plans available that would…

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stiffy
Oct 22, 2009 1:40 pm
[JADED]
[JADED]
22 October 2009

Stormwater and retention issues

Stormwater and retention issues

I dont think I have truly appreciated the flatness of my block... nor the absolute lack of any building complications whatsoever... until I read this thread. CRIKEY...…

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[JADED]
Oct 22, 2009 2:06 pm
[JADED]
trepidman
trepidman
22 October 2009

outdoor umbrella with lamps on ribs

outdoor umbrella with lamps on ribs

You might try adapting some garden lights. LED, solar powered, automatically light up at night.

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trepidman
Oct 22, 2009 8:36 pm
trepidman
kek
kek
23 October 2009

Land Size / Dimensions...

Land Size / Dimensions...

OK, to update... Our CSC had updated our file to say the slab had been poured already: it hadn't. We saw the footings etc in place on…

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kek
Oct 23, 2009 6:25 am
kek
alwilbert
alwilbert
23 October 2009

Relocating a Victorian/Edwardian house.

Relocating a Victorian/Edwardian house.

Good score! To have your house removed, block cleared and then be able to walk away with some cash...a great way to start a building project. Thanks again for the info.

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alwilbert
Oct 23, 2009 7:14 am
nine2eight
nine2eight
23 October 2009

Warning on Tradies

Warning on Tradies
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Its pretty simple IMO. Whatever work you need done, get the costing in writing. Verbals are great but they are not worth the paper they're written on! Written quote = what…

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nine2eight
Oct 23, 2009 8:58 am
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
23 October 2009

any one using Chromagen solar hotwater

any one using Chromagen solar hotwater

The Chromagen web site has information on individual products within their range. I rang them up and talked to someone from their technical department about what products…

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Fiffaro
Oct 23, 2009 3:24 pm
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serge44
Oct 23, 2009 9:22 pm
serge44
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
24 October 2009

The guy who installed my curtains damaged my benchtop!

The guy who installed my curtains damaged my benchtop!

The longer you leave it the harder it will be to claim. By rights you should have been on the phone the next day, and I bet the company says as much in trying to avoid…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 24, 2009 10:25 am
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rosypaige
Oct 24, 2009 3:17 pm
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ani
Oct 24, 2009 11:05 pm
ani
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
25 October 2009

Bushfire Season

Bushfire Season

First fire of the season happened today Behind the house we are renting :shock: The guy behind us was burning off some rubbish and went inside for a sleep, the fire spread…

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D200 Doug
Oct 25, 2009 6:13 pm
melbguy_1973
melbguy_1973
25 October 2009

Anyone had a blocked stormwater pipe?

Anyone had a blocked stormwater pipe?

The only way to get to the pipe is to dig up the concrete, is there any type of machine out there, that might be able to break the bricks up?

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melbguy_1973
Oct 25, 2009 6:33 pm
take2
take2
25 October 2009

Second Storey Floor Exposure

Second Storey Floor Exposure

I don't know how long it can be exposed, but I would inspect the floor and if you are not happy with the condition it is in after being exposed I would be asking for it to…

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take2
Oct 25, 2009 8:28 pm
take2
kexkez
kexkez
25 October 2009

O oh bushfire!

O oh bushfire!
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Well that was fun :roll: The fire was contained, then jumped, then contained... Then back burning then a bit hot :shock: and smokey. So evacs, then open,…

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kexkez
Oct 25, 2009 9:34 pm
kexkez
kyton
kyton
26 October 2009

Converting basement car spaces to garage

Converting basement car spaces to garage

First point of call before you do anything else would be to contact the strata board. You may not be allowed to do it at all. Good luck with your purchase.

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kyton
Oct 26, 2009 6:28 am
kyton
reaver
reaver
26 October 2009

Brimbank Garden stage 30C

Brimbank Garden stage 30C

As long as they don't let the inmates out then it should be alright...

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reaver
Oct 26, 2009 9:36 am
reaver
wizard
wizard
26 October 2009

Light Switches

Light Switches

Thanks joles, i think they are the ones, they look different though. Thanks for that, I will check them out

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wizard
Oct 26, 2009 10:00 am
wizard

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