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juzdownunder
juzdownunder
3 June 2009

2nd storey addition to an Edwardian in Melbourne

2nd storey addition to an Edwardian in Melbourne

Hi all, I'm looking to add 2 beds, bathroom and open rumpus via a second storey extension to my fully-renovated Edwardian in the inner Northern suburbs of…

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juzdownunder
Jun 03, 2009 10:14 am
Moonos21
Moonos21
3 June 2009

Should I get Title Insurance?

Should I get Title Insurance?

I've looked at this and I think it's a greedy money-making move on behalf of insurance companies and conveyancers (who no doubt get a commission).…

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Moonos21
Jun 03, 2009 1:14 pm
davinci
davinci
3 June 2009

cleaning up sandstone that has been under dirt for years

cleaning up sandstone that has been under dirt for years

concrete sander, but if it is a deep stain you will be left with them

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davinci
Jun 03, 2009 1:59 pm
davinci
donuts
donuts
3 June 2009

Tile laying/direction??

Tile laying/direction??

Hmmm I would have said do them long ways, but I can see mellybuilding's point about making the hallway look wider. I am just thinking of floorboards, I know they are a…

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donuts
Jun 03, 2009 3:25 pm
donuts
nesspop
nesspop
3 June 2009

Recycled water price hike - SE Melbourne - Important Meeting

Recycled water price hike - SE Melbourne - Important Meeting

Hi Guys, I had an email from Rob this morning, he has asked if I can pass on this website www.purplepipe.org.au Is anyone interested in being the face of Marriott…

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nesspop
Jun 03, 2009 3:56 pm
nesspop
nine2eight
nine2eight
3 June 2009

Render finishes, coatings..

Render finishes, coatings..

Thanks guys, no I hadnt thought of cladding or limestone. Yes davinci i am in Vic (vermont), i will investigate limestone rendering over the weekend and might make it out…

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nine2eight
Jun 03, 2009 5:13 pm
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
4 June 2009

Sound Proofing glass doors

Sound Proofing glass doors

If your room mate has timber floors, you could try getting him some large room sized carpet pieces. That will help absorb noise at floor level. Good luck, & welcome. HH

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Hammerhead
Jun 04, 2009 7:19 am
Hammerhead
princessfee
princessfee
4 June 2009

Where is your man-hole (person hole)?

Where is your man-hole (person hole)?
1, 2, 3, 4

Ah ha!!!! I found it... it was on the electrical layout plan with a…

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princessfee
Jun 04, 2009 7:58 am
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
4 June 2009

My head hurts! Is this normal?

My head hurts! Is this normal?

Hi esg, We checked out your threads last nite and I gotta say the missus absolutely loved the reno's that you're doing. Jeeze it does look good. The better half…

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shackonthehill
Jun 04, 2009 5:00 pm
shackonthehill
NatB
NatB
4 June 2009

My First Deck and House as a Qualified Chippy

My First Deck and House as a Qualified Chippy

Welcome to the forum Ronaldio! That decking looks great! Similar to what I'd like to do once my place is built. Shame your on the other side of the country ::wornout::

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NatB
Jun 04, 2009 6:07 pm
NatB
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lisanne
Jun 04, 2009 8:59 pm
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
4 June 2009

Which Melbourne Displays should we visit?

Which Melbourne Displays should we visit?

Mernda and Alamanda in Point Cook would be my recommendations for display homes, Mernda is fairly scattered but has some great ones. Alamanda in Point Cook has something…

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Zerosignal
Jun 04, 2009 11:03 pm
Ronaldio
Ronaldio
5 June 2009

Did your slab look really small?

Did your slab look really small?
1, 2

Everytime i start a building a new home until i actually do the flick out they all look small. But at what stage does the house feel like it is large/small? As soon as the…

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Ronaldio
Jun 05, 2009 8:48 am
Ronaldio
Helyn
Helyn
5 June 2009

Post War Reno in Mt.Gravatt Qld.

Post War Reno in Mt.Gravatt Qld.

Hey JZ75Bris - you didnt buy wake-me's house by any chance? :wink: :lol:

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Helyn
Jun 05, 2009 9:24 am
Helyn
92blue
92blue
5 June 2009

escavating

escavating

Im building an extention to my home and at the moment im in the process of getting quotes for the site prep, i need it leveled for the slab and i getting a part of a hill…

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92blue
Jun 05, 2009 11:21 am
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suh
Jun 05, 2009 4:11 pm
suh
Southies
Southies
5 June 2009

Adjustable Hanging Rail for WIR

Adjustable Hanging Rail for WIR

TDL......came across this (page 4) in my search for DIY wardrobe stuff - is it cheaper than Hafele…

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Southies
Jun 05, 2009 7:05 pm
Southies
Pebble
Pebble
5 June 2009

Telstra Line Connection

Telstra Line Connection
1, 2

Good new is that our electrician and plumber (plumber dug the trench) has run the phone line and put phone points to the hosue. Bad news is that the line doesn't seem to…

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Pebble
Jun 05, 2009 9:36 pm
Pebble
Anna1
Anna1
6 June 2009

Long Hallway at entrance of home.....what should I do?

Long Hallway at entrance of home.....what should I do?
1, 2

Anna, that looks fantastic! Thats exactly what I'd like to do. I wonder how much it would cost... Might have to look in to that one! ::wink::

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Anna1
Jun 06, 2009 10:11 am
Anna1
wake_me
wake_me
6 June 2009

Wake me up

Wake me up

:shock: :lol: :lol: aawwhh a thread named after me (well nearly :wink: ). Thanks Caz, Its an area that has seen alot of younger people move in recently and its great to see so many of the…

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wake_me
Jun 06, 2009 1:34 pm
wake_me
oztish
oztish
6 June 2009

Any recommendations for 2nd storey extensions for Melbourne?

Any recommendations for 2nd storey extensions for Melbourne?

My friends used Spacemaker for their renovations. Their house won an HIA award for best renovation too http://melbourne.citysearch.com.au/E/V/ ... /09/8.html I had the…

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oztish
Jun 06, 2009 7:09 pm
lavalyte
lavalyte
7 June 2009

How to release ventian blinds?

How to release ventian blinds?

That's what we thought. But myself, my wife and my father have all tried to release them that way with no success. They are stuck somehow, and I've tried WD40 to loosen…

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lavalyte
Jun 07, 2009 3:03 pm
lavalyte
lavalyte
7 June 2009

Heat sealing ceiling fittings

Heat sealing ceiling fittings

hi, I was wondering if anyone knows a good way to seal evaporative cooling ducts without sticking them permanently to the ceiling? Are there any type of strips I can…

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lavalyte
Jun 07, 2009 3:06 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
7 June 2009

dampcourse

dampcourse

Siloxane will cost about $50 L/M.

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onc_artisan
Jun 07, 2009 3:39 pm
onc_artisan
netadelle
netadelle
7 June 2009

Statesman/Hickies Colour Selection - do you have photos

Statesman/Hickies Colour Selection - do you have photos

Hey, We went into the display colour selection place for Statesman/Hickinbotham and took photos of all the bronze selections. We of course didn't choose anything from…

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netadelle
Jun 07, 2009 5:01 pm
netadelle
First time buyer
First time buyer
8 June 2009

Buying a premade click together pergola roof

Buying a premade click together pergola roof

Hey everyone I am considering buying a prefab pergola roof from Solar Span. Wondering if anyone has bought or installed one of this and your experience with them, good or…

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First time buyer
Jun 08, 2009 11:31 am
Mamcon
Mamcon
8 June 2009

raising ceiling

raising ceiling

Raffic, i'll answere second question fist- 450mm centres is fine for your walls. If they are only partition walls you can blow out to 60mm centres. As for the ceiling it…

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Mamcon
Jun 08, 2009 3:15 pm
od
od
8 June 2009

Im not sure with my solicitor. Please help

Im not sure with my solicitor. Please help

Yes, but a contract is a mutual agreement. There is no reason a builder can't change something in a standard HIA contract - they may not want to and may not do it though.…

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od
Jun 08, 2009 6:11 pm

Fire fox Homeone addin

Fire fox Homeone addin

Just thought it good that I get this out there a bit more :) Thanks to Perryr for creating this :) viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6119 and thanks to Perryr for near making me cry with…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jun 08, 2009 11:13 pm
The Garden Whisperer
maurita
maurita
9 June 2009

Terrace houses noise in Bedrooms

Terrace houses noise in Bedrooms

Hi Freebo, I am not sure if this would work with old terrace houses but you may not have seen this sight, so have a look, there may be someone there who can help your…

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maurita
Jun 09, 2009 9:54 am
maurita
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
9 June 2009

Quotes??

Quotes??

Ok so I ended up ringing up another local garden design company, they gave me an instant quote over the phone that included all what I wanted done, $500 cheaper than the…

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Dragonfly
Jun 09, 2009 12:43 pm
ozhappy981
ozhappy981
9 June 2009

Trevors Carpets - Vinyl

Trevors Carpets - Vinyl

Ask your builder / Trevors Carpets whether they have done any showhome installations. If your builder wants you to use TC, they must have it in some of their showhomes.…

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ozhappy981
Jun 09, 2009 5:40 pm
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
9 June 2009

insurance- What do I need

insurance- What do I need

Hi Ya Lucy, Thanks for your post. That was exactly the kind of info that I was looking for. it gives me some idea of the areas to look for and ask about…

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shackonthehill
Jun 09, 2009 8:21 pm
shackonthehill
kathleen
kathleen
9 June 2009

Variation by Builder post contract

Variation by Builder post contract

I think your builder should probably wear this cost as its their error. Remember that the builders' markup could be up to 40% on some things too so it may not be that much…

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kathleen
Jun 09, 2009 11:20 pm
jaelee
jaelee
10 June 2009

Acrylic House Rendering

Acrylic House Rendering

I don't really know much about either product, only what I read yesterday on the website of the product they are using on our house. By the looks of it, it has a good…

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jaelee
Jun 10, 2009 12:18 pm
karen_welsh65
karen_welsh65
11 June 2009

Floor boards in an old house

Floor boards in an old house

Thank you so much for your advise I have took it on board Karen

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karen_welsh65
Jun 11, 2009 1:50 am
lucyshouse
lucyshouse
11 June 2009

Neutral but not boring...whites...help?

Neutral but not boring...whites...help?

devinyl - your house and mine sound very similar (I've got the same outside colours!) ... I'm going Vivid White for architraves etc, Antique White USA for walls - but a…

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lucyshouse
Jun 11, 2009 9:37 am
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
11 June 2009

Cost overruns and guesstimates

Cost overruns and guesstimates

Well we just got our quote for the renos that we want. 3 largish windows to expand the views from our place came in at $44,000. :shock: Never ever in a month of sundays would…

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shackonthehill
Jun 11, 2009 1:19 pm
shackonthehill
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
11 June 2009

Anybody building currently with Glenvill?

Anybody building currently with Glenvill?

I'm looking for anyone building with Glenvill.Just curious how they are being treated. I have been having very bad experiences with this…

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ElephantGuy
Jun 11, 2009 5:42 pm
keithygeorge1
keithygeorge1
11 June 2009

Render Colour and Guttering

Render Colour and Guttering

Thanks, that makes selection a bit easier. How about render. We were thinking a basic off white but I think once the sun hits it, it will blind people. Are there any…

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keithygeorge1
Jun 11, 2009 7:47 pm
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
12 June 2009

Laundry Question

Laundry Question

Hi ya Ron, The idea of the laundry in the garage may just be gaining momentum on the home front here, well until the missus reads this post anyway. :n: We…

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shackonthehill
Jun 12, 2009 11:43 am
shackonthehill
Cozmo
Cozmo
12 June 2009

most amazing furniture clearance sale in melbourne

most amazing furniture clearance sale in melbourne

And heres the website http://www.livingedgerental.com.au/index.html

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Cozmo
Jun 12, 2009 1:50 pm
suh
suh
12 June 2009

Oh So Pretty :)

Oh So Pretty :)

Beacon Lighting, I think you can buy online with them

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suh
Jun 12, 2009 2:43 pm
suh
indigoclover
indigoclover
12 June 2009

Old House v New House???? - Your Opinions Please!!!

Old House v New House???? - Your Opinions Please!!!

Good luck -I'm sure you'll find something that you'll fall in love with soon

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indigoclover
Jun 12, 2009 5:37 pm
indigoclover
vvs mand
vvs mand
12 June 2009

Boundary Trap and shaft pipe

Boundary Trap and shaft pipe

Seems a bit over the top, if its already excavated. Most plumbers charge between $70 and $80 an hour. If its exacavated theres more than likely less than a day's work, if…

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vvs mand
Jun 12, 2009 5:39 pm


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