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Skippa1
Skippa1
7 July 2009

Timber Deck and french doors

Timber Deck and french doors

Tim.. Didn't the council's approve "X" amount of square meter's you don't need approval??

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Skippa1
Jul 07, 2009 6:39 pm
Skippa1
sydhouse
sydhouse
7 July 2009

The Plans Are In,

The Plans Are In,

i would steer clear of the frameless ...........the glass panels can end up not being flat (have an ugly bow in the middle) and the company i used wouldn't do anything…

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sydhouse
Jul 07, 2009 6:56 pm
Pisces
Pisces
8 July 2009

Show me you Laundry room

Show me you Laundry room
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oo that is a very functional laundry! mine is only gonna a third of the size of that. -sigh-

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Pisces
Jul 08, 2009 1:27 pm
Pisces
Pisces
Pisces
8 July 2009

Which builder???

Which builder???

hi! check out my topic viewtopic.php?f=31&t=14485 there's a few of us building with HBC also checkout product review (one word) .com.au (cant write the acutal web address…

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Pisces
Jul 08, 2009 1:56 pm
Pisces
Nav
Nav
8 July 2009

Moduline power points question...

Moduline power points question...

Anyone happen to now the product code for the clipsal moduline powerpoints? Our electrician is asking me to provide one and I can't find one written anywhere. I'm…

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Nav
Jul 08, 2009 2:48 pm
Nav
kyton
kyton
9 July 2009

What can we buy? before we start building?

What can we buy? before we start building?

We are also building with a private builder. Some parts of the selection were much better then a standard builder - ie bricks / roof tiles - we had an amazing range to…

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kyton
Jul 09, 2009 6:16 pm
kyton
thorney
thorney
9 July 2009

We may be doing it all again!

We may be doing it all again!

:lol: :lol: Ah Taffy, you crack me up! :lol: :lol: Some have a gambling addiction, some have nicotine addiction, our Taffy has a building houses addiction :lol: :lol: Your new block sounds…

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thorney
Jul 09, 2009 9:06 pm
thorney
kristofw
kristofw
10 July 2009

Cost of plastering ??

Cost of plastering ??

What should I expect to pay for good quality plastering (float and set) in Perth ? There was a post about that some time ago but try as I may, I can't find it :oops: Chris

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kristofw
Jul 10, 2009 11:39 am
kristofw
_kelly_
_kelly_
10 July 2009

Builder fence run around

Builder fence run around

:roll: :evil: buggers! One of my neighbours paid for their share although they weren't building anytime soon ....10 years later they still haven't started! :o :z:

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_kelly_
Jul 10, 2009 3:52 pm
_kelly_
coljacqld
coljacqld
10 July 2009

Calling all QLD folk...

Calling all QLD folk...

There is a place off the bribie rd called Southern Pacific Sands, price wise they were heaps cheaper than the lanscaping yards and they gagave a range of stuff so you can…

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coljacqld
Jul 10, 2009 5:35 pm
Kris000
Kris000
10 July 2009

colorbond for front fence?

colorbond for front fence?

Hmmm, I am thinking now we might go brick...I just dont think colourbond will go with the house. We would like a 1.5m solid brick then slates to make it 1.8m. Our…

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Kris000
Jul 10, 2009 8:08 pm
Sierra
Sierra
11 July 2009

Problem Next door----Help Please

Problem Next door----Help Please

When you have this problem and builder wont clean it up, what authorities can you go to force them / fine them? Are councils interested if its private land?

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Sierra
Jul 11, 2009 11:05 am
Sierra
lj3376
lj3376
11 July 2009

Which Frontloader do you have? Do you love or hate it?

Which Frontloader do you have? Do you love or hate it?
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I have an Electrolux and I DESPISE it! ::angry:: Everyone tried to convince me I would love front loaders once I used one. I knew I should have stuck to a top loader- tried and true.

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lj3376
Jul 11, 2009 1:42 pm
glen
glen
11 July 2009

How much does the Porter Davis Brookvale 45 cost to build?

How much does the Porter Davis Brookvale 45 cost to build?

Just finished a Brookvale. Base price $311,000. Copped a $10,000 out of build zone surcharge. Any reasonable facade will cost an extra $4000. Had $15,000 in site costs…

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glen
Jul 11, 2009 7:07 pm

90 dia pipe - grey v white elbows?

90 dia pipe - grey v white elbows?

If you are talking storm water 90mm pipe it is because it is mostly made from recycled plastic and batches varry a bit in colour. blueish white, grey, white, pinkish white…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 12, 2009 12:32 am
The Garden Whisperer
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
12 July 2009

Some exciting progress.............Reno's started.......

Some exciting progress.............Reno's started.......
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Wow !! Love the transformation...it looks very elegant...Excellent taste! :: :: ::

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blessedpeople
Jul 12, 2009 10:57 am
blessedpeople
royalblue
royalblue
12 July 2009

Dyson Upright Filter Cleaning Question

Dyson Upright Filter Cleaning Question

Hey Jo, just came across this post in my digging around the place. I find Dyson to have excellent support, so you are probably already sorted. Usually, on the actual…

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royalblue
Jul 12, 2009 2:51 pm
MBBN
MBBN
12 July 2009

HELP! the house setback doesn't comply with the requirement

HELP! the house setback doesn't comply with the requirement

Can i just ask if you spoke to your neighbour about the issue? The reason i ask is, our neighbour (who throughout construction was quite pleasant to us and we were…

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MBBN
Jul 12, 2009 5:23 pm
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Pat the draftie
Jul 13, 2009 2:27 pm
Pat the draftie
Pebble
Pebble
13 July 2009

Split system solar HWS, working or not?

Split system solar HWS, working or not?

The edwards sales person was nice and helpful, I kind of hate ringing the edwards number as they put you through your nearest retailer, but the retailers shouldn't have to…

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Pebble
Jul 13, 2009 3:48 pm
Pebble
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 July 2009

Scyon (sp?) linea cladding boards

Scyon (sp?) linea cladding boards

Check out their promo website. http://www.lookhome.com.au

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Yak_Chat
Jul 13, 2009 9:38 pm
Yak_Chat
Kristi
Kristi
13 July 2009

Hi from a newbie, a question on buying a half built house

Hi from a newbie, a question on buying a half built house

Oh bummer. Our RE Agent had all nearly all the info we needed. Hmm. it sounds a bit risky to be honest. Does your council have an online building and development site? …

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Kristi
Jul 13, 2009 9:43 pm
Kristi
Brickie
Brickie
14 July 2009

Staircase Renovation

Staircase Renovation

I dont think Id rely on tek screws to hold up the treads if it was mine, welding is far better, maybe the handy man couldnt weld?

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Brickie
Jul 14, 2009 4:31 pm
piscean
piscean
14 July 2009

Cats and Fly screen doors

Cats and Fly screen doors

cats are very sensitive to changes in their surroundings and for some cats moving house is really stressful. ::hyst:: Did you gradually introduce them to the new surroundings? It…

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piscean
Jul 14, 2009 4:45 pm
themax
themax
14 July 2009

Laundry in a cupboard?

Laundry in a cupboard?
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We have a cupboard laundry in our rental house kitchen. It's quite handy really. When we came to look at the house for the first time, I went away and then had to ring…

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themax
Jul 14, 2009 7:59 pm
themax
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 July 2009

!!!BEWARE!!!!Business name removed - BEWARE

!!!BEWARE!!!!Business name removed - BEWARE

Sticking with teh facts is OK ... statements like this…

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mattwalker
Jul 14, 2009 9:23 pm
mattwalker
Annelies
Annelies
15 July 2009

Septic Water Treatment Unit

Septic Water Treatment Unit

That seems to be common practice, we signed a contract for the Water-tech for 12K, nothing happened for a while until we really needed the system in due to the Council…

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Annelies
Jul 15, 2009 10:07 am
Annelies
nietzche
nietzche
15 July 2009

Is it 'illegal' to enter your own site?

Is it 'illegal' to enter your own site?
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is the hia a statutory body? should the domestic building contracts act override any "private" agreements , such as hia?

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nietzche
Jul 15, 2009 12:42 pm
jodge
jodge
15 July 2009

What are the dimensions of your walk in wardrobe????

What are the dimensions of your walk in wardrobe????

Mandy, I agree! The more space the better. Our builder just puts up a shelf and rail. . . we're happy with that in the other bedrooms, but we're going to tackle the…

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jodge
Jul 15, 2009 6:48 pm
jodge
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lynnebin1968
Jul 16, 2009 12:26 pm
lynnebin1968
Bananas
Bananas
16 July 2009

Zero Boundary Issues

Zero Boundary Issues

Have a look on your linen/dp plans it should have an easement for maintenance located alongside your garage on your neighbours land. If it does well you have the right to…

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Bananas
Jul 16, 2009 2:45 pm
take2
take2
16 July 2009

Do we have to pay half the retaining wall or just the fence?

Do we have to pay half the retaining wall or just the fence?

Simple rule is if you cut it or fill it you retain it. But saying that on our previous build we did share cost of the retaining as we filled some and they cut some so we…

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take2
Jul 16, 2009 4:40 pm
take2
Helyn
Helyn
16 July 2009

What does no interest,no repayment mean?

What does no interest,no repayment mean?
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That has been my experience with credit/debit cards with electrical and furniture items, Kyton, but as you say, perhaps it is not the same for all retailers, especially…

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Helyn
Jul 16, 2009 6:06 pm
Helyn
Nat the cat
Nat the cat
16 July 2009

Fridge tripping circuit breaker

Fridge tripping circuit breaker

We had a similar problem, but it started when we upgraded from the old style filament breakers to the modern ones. Things that didn't trip started to trip the breakers so…

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Nat the cat
Jul 16, 2009 10:27 pm
kek
kek
17 July 2009

The placement of the toilet.... modern design fault??

The placement of the toilet.... modern design fault??
1, 2, 3, 4

I grew up in a house with a family of 5 that had 1 toilet...and 2 doors! 1 from the laundry and the other from the bathroom! Now that's what I…

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kek
Jul 17, 2009 8:12 am
kek
greggles
greggles
17 July 2009

Re-Stumping & Room Sub Division

Re-Stumping & Room Sub Division

Hi All !! Have a stumping question that I hope someone can please help me with?? As part of our 50's timber home's floorplan, we have an extention at the rear of the…

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greggles
Jul 17, 2009 9:14 am
Bananas
Bananas
17 July 2009

Area's of a home NOT included in the floor space (ratio)

Area's of a home NOT included in the floor space (ratio)

Usually cupboards are included in the FSR regardless of what floor level they are on. Only time you may get away with it is if you have a storage area included in your…

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Bananas
Jul 17, 2009 10:01 am

Hi Michelle and everyone else with great colour ideas :wink: Well I have rendered my home and the colour selection process is driving me crazy. From my first posting in May…

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mindles28
Jul 17, 2009 8:53 pm
Rowena
Rowena
17 July 2009

Estates Doreen/Mernda?

Estates Doreen/Mernda?

Can recommend The Ridge. It's one of the highest points in the area.

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Rowena
Jul 17, 2009 11:25 pm
Rowena
alk
alk
18 July 2009

Builders on my land

Builders on my land

Tradies will do whatever they want. When the M@tricon was being built next to us, I didn't mind that the tradies were using my block for access until they started getting…

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alk
Jul 18, 2009 5:32 am
alk
banter
banter
19 July 2009

developing a property - putting up townhouses

developing a property - putting up townhouses

Thanks onebuild and chelle - will check out those sites and speak with council 8)

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banter
Jul 19, 2009 9:08 am
Emmsie
Emmsie
19 July 2009

Vantage Point Doreen/Mernda

Vantage Point Doreen/Mernda

Fabulous finding another block! We might see you round the estate!

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Emmsie
Jul 19, 2009 2:48 pm
MissAlison
MissAlison
19 July 2009

Valuation too low nasty builder - is VCAT an option ?

Valuation too low nasty builder - is VCAT an option ?

What loss of profit exactly? Sounds like the builder has no idea of contract law and are trying to bluff you. Good luck to them trying to find a lawyer to take on their…

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MissAlison
Jul 19, 2009 6:23 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
19 July 2009

Cost of renovations

Cost of renovations

Cheeky, if your house is 60 - 80 years old then it's very likely that any internal doors are going to be far, far superior to anything you'll be buying now (unless you…

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Cabinfever
Jul 19, 2009 9:33 pm
Cabinfever
Melrich
Melrich
20 July 2009

Painting Question

Painting Question

The window frames & skirting boards were painted gloss white. It was such a pity they weren't left their natural wood stains. We were…

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Melrich
Jul 20, 2009 10:48 am


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