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Annietom
Annietom
23 May 2009

Stamp duty

Stamp duty

obviously if you live in hong kong, I'm assuming this is an investment property which you probably rent out. In any case, you need to check with your accountant about…

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Annietom
May 23, 2009 7:34 pm
Annietom
kek
kek
23 May 2009

Best way to get rid of step from back door.

Best way to get rid of step from back door.

We had five steps down from our deck at our old place and none of our kids injured themselves (badly) falling down them. One managed to split his head open running through…

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kek
May 23, 2009 9:34 pm
kek
hmmmmm
hmmmmm
24 May 2009

Not happy!

Not happy!

thanks all for the replies.. the bricks that were in our original contract were through a different company and now discontinued anyway.. so it looks like we have no…

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hmmmmm
May 24, 2009 10:00 am
paulhend
paulhend
24 May 2009

Saniflo macerating and grey water pumping systems

Saniflo macerating and grey water pumping systems

anyone had any experience with this system want to put in bathroom on ground floor but pump the waste into the existing waste pipes that run across the ceiling [ serves…

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paulhend
May 24, 2009 3:12 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
24 May 2009

What width and height is a laundry chute door?

What width and height is a laundry chute door?

What is the maximum distance from the chute door upstairs and the opening downstairs so it runs smoothly? It's not possible for us to have an opening upstairs right above…

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gettingThere
May 24, 2009 3:17 pm
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
24 May 2009

The Chase, Berwick - Fencer?

The Chase, Berwick - Fencer?

Thanks Pheonix. Can you recall what they charge? AVJ got back to me and said they had used Gavin Howard Fencing, I called them and they ell me $55 per linear meter for…

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Tony & Emma
May 24, 2009 7:10 pm
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hunts01
May 24, 2009 9:25 pm
James Bond
James Bond
26 May 2009

And off we go - excavations and concrete.

And off we go - excavations and concrete.

What size rod do you have to use to bolt down a house post? M20 ?? and how deep? What chemset has been specified by your…

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James Bond
May 26, 2009 5:32 am
James Bond
vvs mand
vvs mand
26 May 2009

hot water pipe material

hot water pipe material

Lower line is the cold water supply. Upper line is the hot water line. Instantaneous HWS connects to the two long brass fittings. NO. It…

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vvs mand
May 26, 2009 7:25 am
Jess09
Jess09
26 May 2009

Standard facade - no render etc

Standard facade - no render etc
1, 2

i purchased an 800m2 corner block and according to the covenant all street facing sides must be rendered - i decided it would stupid having only 2 sides rendered so have…

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Jess09
May 26, 2009 10:32 am
Jess09
mareetina
mareetina
26 May 2009

Overhead Power lines to established homes

Overhead Power lines to established homes

My DH spoke to energy aust and an electrician yesterday about power for our rural block. I didn't want overhead, but if you want 'high voltage' or the power has to travel…

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mareetina
May 26, 2009 1:05 pm
Macy
Macy
26 May 2009

Exhaust pipe installation - Bosch vent dryers

Exhaust pipe installation - Bosch vent dryers

Surely the dryer has a lint filter? That would be an awful lot of fluff to just be blowing out of the house. Please check, because not cleaning out the filter regularly…

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Macy
May 26, 2009 2:32 pm
ChrisL
ChrisL
26 May 2009

Rainwater Tank on a sloping block

Rainwater Tank on a sloping block

Other options include underground tank or collect water from a shed. Your proposal seems a good one. Chris

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ChrisL
May 26, 2009 7:32 pm
ani
ani
26 May 2009

Cost to Finish Off a House

Cost to Finish Off a House
1, 2

Thanks for the info guys! The quokka is a great resource here (and my friend does the illustrations on the front page!) I often forget about looking for good quality…

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ani
May 26, 2009 9:02 pm
ani
ellyash
ellyash
26 May 2009

Anyone else waiting for their Kleenmaid Products?

Anyone else waiting for their Kleenmaid Products?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I'm looking forward to the criminal charges being layed, which is looking increasingly likely. I'm not a vindictive person by nature, but to knowingly do…

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ellyash
May 26, 2009 9:33 pm
kristofw
kristofw
26 May 2009

Building Inspector in Perth ?

Building Inspector in Perth ?

I would ring the office up and just say what you have told us. Having dealt with him a few times I have always found him professional and sure they would…

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kristofw
May 26, 2009 9:58 pm
kristofw
D&SG
D&SG
27 May 2009

Stair balustrading for kids.......Horizontal v Vertical

Stair balustrading for kids.......Horizontal v Vertical

Are you my husband? :th: He said exactly the same thing to me last night.....thats how much he wants the horizontal. I told him to stop trying…

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D&SG
May 27, 2009 10:35 am
D&SG
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
27 May 2009

Timber retaining wall Berwick, sugestions for who to use?

Timber retaining wall Berwick, sugestions for who to use?

Hi all.... Can anyone point me in the direction of a timber retaining wall contractor? I don;t want anything fancy, just something that holds the soil back. It id for…

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Tony & Emma
May 27, 2009 12:28 pm
JJ305
JJ305
27 May 2009

Help

Help

Focus06, just be careful. You have posted a plan that you are basically copying, just changing things around. You have potentially left yourself…

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JJ305
May 27, 2009 1:31 pm
chuth77
chuth77
27 May 2009

Kitchen/new room electrical disaster

Kitchen/new room electrical disaster

I'd hate to say it.. But.. Without a solid contract, the work has been completed by the kitchen company... Where abouts are you located? What state? Most contracts don't…

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chuth77
May 27, 2009 1:56 pm
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
27 May 2009

What are the processes from here? I'm confused :(

What are the processes from here? I'm confused :(

Hi Eljay, Banks have a few terms which get thrown around and can get confusing. These are: 1. Pre-approval You're basic over the web valuation…

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TimmyDunlop
May 27, 2009 4:33 pm
SYD-YYZ
SYD-YYZ
28 May 2009

Cost of structural engineers?

Cost of structural engineers?

Does anyone know the cost of a structural engineer? We need to get one to do a report on our site prior to builder tender.

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SYD-YYZ
May 28, 2009 12:00 pm
Hels
Hels
28 May 2009

How to re stain a new dinning table?

How to re stain a new dinning table?

I would take it to a furniture restorer and get it done professionally. I recently bought some secondhand furniture and the coffee table top is marked. I have been quoted…

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Hels
May 28, 2009 12:17 pm
Hels
belzy
belzy
28 May 2009

looking for new house/land

looking for new house/land

We are building at Sandarra in Sandhurst - according to the metlink website it will be about 50 mins into the city (where i work) from both the merinda park or carrum…

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belzy
May 28, 2009 4:13 pm
klscomps
klscomps
28 May 2009

Minimum bedroom size???

Minimum bedroom size???

I would leave as is for the moment as it doesn't sound like you need it as a bedroom at the moment but can still get good use out of it as a study/spare room with good…

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klscomps
May 28, 2009 5:22 pm
donuts
donuts
28 May 2009

The story of a front fence

The story of a front fence
1, 2

thanks Mark, they are a small company who I believe build houses and stuff as well as fences. Not sure where you are; PM me if you like.

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donuts
May 28, 2009 8:29 pm
donuts
to_do_list
to_do_list
28 May 2009

Boral Masonry Factory Seconds (40% of RRP)....not spam!

Boral Masonry Factory Seconds (40% of RRP)....not spam!

I must be on some email list at Boral... :? anyway someone may be interested... Boral Masonry factory seconds - concrete bricks, blocks, pavers and retaining wall blocks…

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to_do_list
May 28, 2009 9:53 pm
to_do_list
Pebble
Pebble
28 May 2009

Floating floor cleaning gear

Floating floor cleaning gear

Yes, a friend of mine sells Enjo as a side thing, you just need to find a dealer in your area like others have said, then just fill out a form and they will order whatever…

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Pebble
May 28, 2009 10:21 pm
Pebble
wonderland
wonderland
29 May 2009

Design assessment panel-Marriot Waters

Design assessment panel-Marriot Waters

Why are there two ongoing threads that are exactly the same peedee?

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wonderland
May 29, 2009 12:33 pm
wonderland
gweluphome
gweluphome
29 May 2009

Is this variation charge fair?

Is this variation charge fair?

Daveden, I completely understand your frustration over the Kleenmaid variation but any of the structural changes ....like your door and cornices. I would ask for the…

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gweluphome
May 29, 2009 3:08 pm
lymbo
lymbo
29 May 2009

roof tiles

roof tiles

found konkrete roof tiles at the address below Statewide Salvage 18 Wood Street BASSENDEAN WA 6054 08 93783111

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lymbo
May 29, 2009 4:46 pm
lisanne
lisanne
29 May 2009

Where to go in Melbourne for furniture and accessories??

Where to go in Melbourne for furniture and accessories??

There are a few furniture places on Burnley St between Victoria Street and Bridge Road, near Vic Gardens

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lisanne
May 29, 2009 7:20 pm
themax
themax
29 May 2009

Top floor unit roof reno

Top floor unit roof reno

No, can't help, but you did send me down memory lane for a moment here. Spent most of my life at that beach, went to Maroubra Bay High (now gone), spent a lot of money…

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themax
May 29, 2009 7:21 pm
themax
themax
themax
29 May 2009

Carpet Re-stretching, How many times??

Carpet Re-stretching, How many times??

You might need to move this question to the Home Decorating Section in the Flooring and Floors section. You may get a better response perhaps.

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themax
May 29, 2009 7:27 pm
themax
vicky_qj
vicky_qj
29 May 2009

Bench top for a desk

Bench top for a desk

we got one from ikea, cost us $200+ few years ago! easy installation! we are still using it now!! everyone saw it would love it!

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vicky_qj
May 29, 2009 9:10 pm
vicky_qj
cazz79
cazz79
30 May 2009

Help choosing colour for panel/roller door please

Help choosing colour for panel/roller door please

At this stage i am having an exposed aggregate (pebble) driveway in a light beige colour to match my windows..... this is another reason i am leaning towards jasper.…

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cazz79
May 30, 2009 9:26 am
Helyn
Helyn
30 May 2009

Marriot Waters - Not all that its made out to be!

Marriot Waters - Not all that its made out to be!

Yes, I notice that too kek - about developments in general, nothing to do with MW. Ours are not very strict, thats fine with me, but I notice structural things get…

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Helyn
May 30, 2009 10:43 am
Helyn
kyton
kyton
30 May 2009

I need a listing of builders in NSW

I need a listing of builders in NSW

Also go to your local newsagent. There are a few publications out for building new homes. We used to peruse these prior to going to the display homes - quicker then wasting petrol.

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kyton
May 30, 2009 2:05 pm
kyton
Casa2
Casa2
30 May 2009

where to start engineer soil plans

where to start engineer soil plans

I would start with a survey plan that shows your contours (land heights).

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Casa2
May 30, 2009 6:35 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
30 May 2009

Australian chainsaws

Australian chainsaws

Are ya bringin' one of these over? V8…

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ECOECO
May 30, 2009 11:39 pm
ECOECO
unimaru
unimaru
31 May 2009

correctly building a flat base

correctly building a flat base

hello there, I would like to build a skating ramp behing my house but the land is not perfectly flat.. it has a slope so I would need to build the base with concrete…

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unimaru
May 31, 2009 4:06 am
paulhend
paulhend
31 May 2009

best ever home addition

best ever home addition

steveo can;t seem to paste it in Im uploading the image and then pressing inline. What am I missing other attachments working ok , must be the file?????

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paulhend
May 31, 2009 10:45 am
pineapple
pineapple
31 May 2009

upstairs ext.

upstairs ext.

I want to add 2 rooms in the roof space & come out of the roof line.

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pineapple
May 31, 2009 12:33 pm
themax
themax
31 May 2009

pipe across ceiling

pipe across ceiling

Don't suppose it could be a type of curtain rod could it? ::dizzy::

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themax
May 31, 2009 2:12 pm
themax
paulhend
paulhend
31 May 2009

test

test

good win

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paulhend
May 31, 2009 6:51 pm
themax
themax
31 May 2009

Render cleaning issue! Help needed :(

Render cleaning issue! Help needed :(

Chris & Bel, you may need to move this post to another heading in the Building and Reno section, you may get a better result there...Good Luck

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themax
May 31, 2009 7:05 pm
themax
Casa2
Casa2
1 June 2009

Design guide - What is your interpretation of this?

Design guide - What is your interpretation of this?

I would certainly hope that there are no estates that insist on rendered exteriors. It is environmentally irresponsible. Face brick requires no maintenance and is as…

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Casa2
Jun 01, 2009 8:42 am
Maniradha10
Maniradha10
1 June 2009

Land, Bank, Broker, Solicitor = Newbies.. Info needed!!

Land, Bank, Broker, Solicitor = Newbies.. Info needed!!

10 DAYS settlement is just a matter of choice. If I settle within 10 days I get 5000 discount on the settlement price. If I dont, it is up to me but I wont get the cash…

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Maniradha10
Jun 01, 2009 9:23 am
1sthome_builder
1sthome_builder
1 June 2009

Dispensation required for building garage wall on boundary

Dispensation required for building garage wall on boundary

lol thanks for correcting me roger.. defintiely not a midget ...... I guess my level of stress shows on the post!!!!!! Its 9 ft celing .. and not 2.7 :lol:

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1sthome_builder
Jun 01, 2009 2:28 pm
newbie82
newbie82
1 June 2009

Geo-tec Fabric

Geo-tec Fabric

Im in Sydney.... I managed to find somewhere close to home..... thanx all :)

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newbie82
Jun 01, 2009 4:23 pm


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