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jaelee
jaelee
23 July 2009

Forum Noob!

Forum Noob!

Hi and welcome to both the forum and Australia. I am going to go totally against the general consensus and say that if I was you at this point in time I would seriously…

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jaelee
Jul 23, 2009 12:54 pm
suh
suh
23 July 2009

Sea Change (as in... the sea is changing)

Sea Change (as in... the sea is changing)
1, 2

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I have to admit I PMSL reading this! Not only are you talking to yourself, you are having converstions with me.... where you're me! :shock:

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suh
Jul 23, 2009 5:10 pm
suh
Brickie
Brickie
23 July 2009

Mould problem

Mould problem

If its double brick the is a silicon product on the market that you put on the outside walls to stop the penetration of dampness. http://techdry.com.au/img.ashx?f=f&p=br…

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Brickie
Jul 23, 2009 5:47 pm
Brickie
Brickie
23 July 2009

Caring Builder

Caring Builder

I dont know how you can tell before hand if they are a good tradesperson or not even if you ask to see prior work (the work may not even be theirs). Ive employed blokes…

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Brickie
Jul 23, 2009 6:19 pm
Eljay
Eljay
23 July 2009

Oh no! Does this spell lots of rock costs?

Oh no! Does this spell lots of rock costs?

I really really hope this doesn't mean more money *fingers crossed*

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Eljay
Jul 23, 2009 8:32 pm
cazz79
cazz79
23 July 2009

Taubmans 'Athena' Paint

Taubmans 'Athena' Paint

Hi All, I am having such a hard time choosing a main paint colour for my internal walls. I am wanting something warm and neutral. I quite like 'Athena' by Taubmans and am…

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cazz79
Jul 23, 2009 11:22 pm
Rod1949
Rod1949
24 July 2009

Cutting internal concrete walls?

Cutting internal concrete walls?

A decient chippie would be able to do the job. Or you could do it using an appropriate sized angle grinder/diamond blade. There will be lots of dust.

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Rod1949
Jul 24, 2009 5:45 pm
Brickie
Brickie
24 July 2009

how many ton in 6000 bricks

how many ton in 6000 bricks

Solid or wire cuts, or them disgusting bricks full of vermiculite?

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Brickie
Jul 24, 2009 6:19 pm
Kristi
Kristi
24 July 2009

Choosing Bricks.

Choosing Bricks.
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Hi again Brickie! Thanks for that. So do you know of any bricks available in QLD that are the dark colour the whole way through? Love…

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Kristi
Jul 24, 2009 11:15 pm
Kristi
lisanne
lisanne
25 July 2009

Anyone looking at Summerhill epping???

Anyone looking at Summerhill epping???

A lot of new estates out this way have no effective sewerage, sure the put the…

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lisanne
Jul 25, 2009 1:11 am
nicinoo
nicinoo
25 July 2009

Ecosafe Home Sewerage Treatment Plant

Ecosafe Home Sewerage Treatment Plant

Morning everyone Has anybody used Ecosafe for HSTP? Just wondering what peple thnk of them and if they hit rock how did that affect the original quote?? Nic

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nicinoo
Jul 25, 2009 10:21 am
_kelly_
_kelly_
25 July 2009

Anyone use high pressure cleaner direct from tank?

Anyone use high pressure cleaner direct from tank?

Thanks for the info Stu. I checked at Bunnings today and they do sell a 'suction hose' for the reasons you note. Now that I have seen what they are I think I have…

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_kelly_
Jul 25, 2009 3:12 pm
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drex
drex
25 July 2009

Should I Build or Buy Established?

Should I Build or Buy Established?

thanx for the heads up, i have grabbed the floor plan and already got quotes for all the things that aren't included on the inside of the house, so the only thing i can't…

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drex
Jul 25, 2009 9:09 pm
camelia
camelia
25 July 2009

removing stains from blackbutt floor

removing stains from blackbutt floor

Thanks for all your suggestions...I will be getting one of those magic erasers as soon as I get to the supermarket/bunnings. The floor is beautiful

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camelia
Jul 26, 2009 12:59 am
waylow
waylow
26 July 2009

Custom Screen Doors

Custom Screen Doors

At a rough guess, using stainless one way mesh, and a triple point lock you will be looking around $7-800 installed.

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waylow
Jul 26, 2009 12:54 pm
Jayneylou
Jayneylou
26 July 2009

Question on land contract signing

Question on land contract signing

With the Stockland contract I signed taking it to a lawyer before signing meant you forfeited your 3 day cooling off period.

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Jayneylou
Jul 26, 2009 10:03 pm
foster23
foster23
27 July 2009

American Barn House

American Barn House

Can anyone please help me we are building a Barn house to live in, in the country 12mx16m with 4x4 mezzaine floor. We are trying to work out the concrete slab details as…

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foster23
Jul 27, 2009 11:31 am
leah031183
leah031183
27 July 2009

opinions needed on improving front view of house

opinions needed on improving front view of house

yeah im not sure why its come out so small. im thinking enclosing the carport to make a garage is definitely the way to go. thanks for your opinions guys! very ehlpful

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leah031183
Jul 27, 2009 11:52 am
renojo
renojo
27 July 2009

Completion of extensions

Completion of extensions

Can anyone tell me, contract for extensions/renovations allows 14 weeks to completion. 1) from start of works? 2) since lock up no activity for nearly 3 weeks, say waiting…

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renojo
Jul 27, 2009 12:25 pm
alk
alk
27 July 2009

Fencing and Land Developers

Fencing and Land Developers

What I think some of you are overlooking is that the block next to ours, isn't newly developed or released land. Rather than selling the lots directly to the left of ours,…

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alk
Jul 27, 2009 11:42 pm
alk
bmahmood
bmahmood
28 July 2009

Sunken Courtyard

Sunken Courtyard

I am in process of building a house in Pakistan. Temperature in summer upto 45 C - around 6 months. In winter, it is around zero . Does any one have any…

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bmahmood
Jul 28, 2009 6:40 am
elastic
elastic
28 July 2009

When does the lawyer figure in?

When does the lawyer figure in?

Thats your opinion and I do agree somewhat. However the past 5 properties good mates of mine have purchased all needed legal advice at some stage, whether it be…

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elastic
Jul 28, 2009 10:08 am
CiNnY
CiNnY
28 July 2009

Outer Metropolitan Ring Road Proposal

Outer Metropolitan Ring Road Proposal

Ok it is going to be good for commuters but not so good for some people who will lose properties but at the end of the day this has been planned for longer than i have…

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CiNnY
Jul 28, 2009 12:32 pm
kyton
kyton
28 July 2009

Good home insurance? Anyone have it?

Good home insurance? Anyone have it?

We are with Westpac General Insurances and have found their coverage excellent. We have contents cover which allows us to cover all items all over the world - so a camera…

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kyton
Jul 28, 2009 2:49 pm
kyton
Carmel
Carmel
28 July 2009

Money back for garbage bins

Money back for garbage bins

Yep, we did that too. And when they give your bins back they are brand new - Bonus. Just remember to let them know before you need them.…

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Carmel
Jul 28, 2009 3:38 pm
Carmel
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Gloria Soam
Jul 28, 2009 11:18 pm
kymvass
kymvass
28 July 2009

Polished staircase or NOT

Polished staircase or NOT

We are in the final stages of our renovation, and I was wondering if anyone can tell me does floor sanding include polishing the staircase and the area that holds the…

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kymvass
Jul 28, 2009 11:27 pm
ddennell
ddennell
29 July 2009

Indigo Homes

Indigo Homes

We are considering building with Indigo homes, has anybody built with this company before and what were your experiences? Thank you all.

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ddennell
Jul 29, 2009 10:02 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
29 July 2009

Some info about acrylic render, please ??

Some info about acrylic render, please ??

From what I know and I am no expert, sand and cement render leaches salt, it will be patchy and need touching up more frequently.Eventually I will have my 43sq double…

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McKinnon
Jul 29, 2009 1:13 pm
lisanne
lisanne
29 July 2009

Change of builder

Change of builder

When I bought my…

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lisanne
Jul 29, 2009 6:42 pm
banter
banter
29 July 2009

Information or publications on housing types

Information or publications on housing types

Thanks Gloria, thats a good start! I'll check out some of those books ::cool::

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banter
Jul 29, 2009 9:28 pm
JJ305
JJ305
30 July 2009

Draftsmanship work

Draftsmanship work

Our council stated that you only need a structual engineer to process permits if you have structual differences that are outside the standard building regulations. So who…

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JJ305
Jul 30, 2009 5:04 pm
Onebuild
Onebuild
30 July 2009

Kitchen reno - 1st timer

Kitchen reno - 1st timer

Try this mob they are good. Get a quote. All Kitchens Pty Ltd PH : 07-3841-8841 Fax : 07-3841-8842 Email : sales@allkitchens.com.au Website : www.allkitchens.com.au

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Onebuild
Jul 30, 2009 10:13 pm
apeg
apeg
30 July 2009

Which fence is better,colorbond frame/timber or just timber

Which fence is better,colorbond frame/timber or just timber

Tossing up with which fence to get. An all timber fence or the new style of fence that has the colourbond frame and the timber slates in between. Any recommendations…

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apeg
Jul 30, 2009 11:32 pm
King willy
King willy
31 July 2009

Blue Rio brick with Monument/Woodland Grey Colorbond roof???

Blue Rio brick with Monument/Woodland Grey Colorbond roof???

I went for Woodland grey roof & gutter, paper bark facia & windows and a brown terrain brick. The best thing to do is drive round the new estates and get an off cut of the…

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King willy
Jul 31, 2009 3:18 am
King willy
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
31 July 2009

Internal Doors

Internal Doors

Good luck. Hope your DH is more handy than mine! His attempt to replace a door was a huge debacle! ::hyst:: We are now going to employ the services of a handy man to fix the…

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monkeyupatree
Jul 31, 2009 3:59 am
monkeyupatree

last 2 weeks, it…

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reneegogh
Jul 31, 2009 1:02 pm
billdsl
billdsl
31 July 2009

Question regarding Air Con outside cables

Question regarding Air Con outside cables

it should be covered by either a metal or plastic cover, power would be in those wires and its just dangerous if not covered, are they actually finished with the fitting?…

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billdsl
Jul 31, 2009 4:42 pm
billdsl
erinleigh
erinleigh
31 July 2009

FHOG and Share Accomodation

FHOG and Share Accomodation

You may laugh about the dress code thing but after having the displeasure of getting home from uni (many years ago) to the sight of your naked…

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erinleigh
Jul 31, 2009 6:59 pm
erinleigh
dilla
dilla
31 July 2009

Sharing fences with public reserves

Sharing fences with public reserves

Thanks for your advice. we thought we would try our luck with the people who sold us the land before checking with council and - believe it or not - they have agreed to…

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dilla
Jul 31, 2009 11:58 pm
dilla
Mrs B
Mrs B
1 August 2009

Would you replace your old windows with new double glazed?

Would you replace your old windows with new double glazed?
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Ahhh MrsB... but "if" you had to replace your windows in your period style home because they needed replacing... and the difference…

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Mrs B
Aug 01, 2009 6:53 am
Mrs B
renojo
renojo
1 August 2009

Roof insulation rebate

Roof insulation rebate

But it's not a new home, there are extensions which I know you cannot apply for but we replaced the whole asbestos roof. :th:

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renojo
Aug 01, 2009 1:00 pm
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
1 August 2009

The perceptions of building

The perceptions of building

Well, on Monday we had "a week and a half…

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Djelibeybi
Aug 01, 2009 2:04 pm
Flo
Flo
1 August 2009

render

render

Hi there My job was about 25square metres or so that would work out about $625 and that would have been toooooo much for me That's why I tried the DIY I have not painted…

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Flo
Aug 01, 2009 2:59 pm


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