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Pebble
Pebble
5 June 2009

Telstra Line Connection

Telstra Line Connection
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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?
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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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paulhend
Jun 13, 2009 8:01 am
Cozmo
Cozmo
13 June 2009

Guests Furniture Hire Clearance Sale 13 & 14 June, 2009

Guests Furniture Hire Clearance Sale 13 & 14 June, 2009

OK I went down a had a little look 'C' at what was down there and..... OMG Its crazy! People every where! I mean there had to be nearly 100 waiting to go through the…

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Cozmo
Jun 13, 2009 11:46 am
mrt11
mrt11
13 June 2009

beach cottage on piers - want to shift it 2 meters - help

beach cottage on piers - want to shift it 2 meters - help

mona vale, i cannot find anyone listed to do this. Does anyone know a house mover, restumper?

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mrt11
Jun 13, 2009 11:50 am
Brickie
Brickie
13 June 2009

Solar hot water panels.

Solar hot water panels.

Ive seen condensation in a lot of panels, I think it is just excess moisture that is trapped below the glass and nothing more.

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Brickie
Jun 13, 2009 7:19 pm
Nightshade
Nightshade
13 June 2009

Storm water connection?

Storm water connection?

Guess it depends on the easiest way to run the storm water. We were quoted 6k to run 100m so we took it outta contract and ran it to within 6 metres.

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Nightshade
Jun 13, 2009 7:53 pm
camelia
camelia
13 June 2009

ceiling battens

ceiling battens

Hi Nomad, I just had another look at some photos I took and I can see that they are finger-jointed pine battens. In the middle of the room one of them is nailed to a roof…

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camelia
Jun 13, 2009 8:40 pm
Hels
Hels
13 June 2009

Did i get a bargain?

Did i get a bargain?

Yes it does sound like a bargain providing it all works ok :)

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Hels
Jun 13, 2009 10:03 pm
Hels
kirbstar23
kirbstar23
14 June 2009

Residential elevators

Residential elevators

Yeah, they really are that expensive! My hubby builds and installs them for a living..... they don't even waste their time with home installs. Preferrs CBD..... where…

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kirbstar23
Jun 14, 2009 7:06 am
kirbstar23

Yep just saw that in your other thread :oops: .... I just assumed ( :oops: ) that it was the long side as you said "a big expanse of blank wall." If there is already a window in the…

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monkeyupatree
Jun 14, 2009 11:07 am
monkeyupatree
Jochicho
Jochicho
14 June 2009

Problems posting comments on blogs - anyone know why?

Problems posting comments on blogs - anyone know why?

Thanks Stormy, I don't even get the error msge but apart from that sounds very similar... I have discovered that there is one blog I can post comments onto without much of…

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Jochicho
Jun 14, 2009 2:45 pm
Brickie
Brickie
14 June 2009

Internal walls look like rendered plaster in our old house..

Internal walls look like rendered plaster in our old house..

Thanks for the pic. What you have is solid plaster that consists of a base coat of normal sand and cement with a skim coat on top. To achieve the effect you have the skim…

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Brickie
Jun 14, 2009 3:16 pm
lwbjl
lwbjl
14 June 2009

NSW Building Contracts

NSW Building Contracts

hi, Thanks for the advice... I am building with coral but mine is what you stated . So i think i am fine thanks

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lwbjl
Jun 14, 2009 9:51 pm
lwbjl
lwbjl
14 June 2009

Coral Homes name confusion with Bundaberg based builder

Coral Homes name confusion with Bundaberg based builder

I am going with coral building the fraser 251..... Am happy so far..... ta http://buildingfraser251withcoral.blogspot.com

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lwbjl
Jun 14, 2009 9:55 pm
9finances
9finances
14 June 2009

How do you know how old your house is?

How do you know how old your house is?

When we bought our house 16 years ago, the real estate agent said it was built in 1909. We want to celebrate 100 years!!! but how do we actually…

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9finances
Jun 14, 2009 10:01 pm
piscean
piscean
15 June 2009

Painting Laminex - Help!!

Painting Laminex - Help!!

ah ok, it sounds like the weathering wasn't the best way to go so at least we know better now, thanks for the advice!

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piscean
Jun 15, 2009 12:22 am
lynnebin1968
lynnebin1968
15 June 2009

Help needed for siteworks in Perth

Help needed for siteworks in Perth

Hehehehe ... of course I think I am building…

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lynnebin1968
Jun 15, 2009 1:14 pm
lynnebin1968
ozhappy981
ozhappy981
15 June 2009

Ballpark figures to replace a meter box?

Ballpark figures to replace a meter box?

Can anyone give me an idea of how much I should expect to pay in Sydney to have a new meter box/board supplied and installed (not…

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ozhappy981
Jun 15, 2009 3:50 pm
Brickie
Brickie
16 June 2009

Raising the floor level over a concrete slab

Raising the floor level over a concrete slab

Nail and glue some battens to the slab then put on the flooring as per usual.

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Brickie
Jun 16, 2009 11:14 am
TheIrishSetters
TheIrishSetters
16 June 2009

Plasterers

Plasterers

Hi all.....Just joined up so first post. We're living in Perth at the minute and are a family team of White Set Plasterers. Although I must admit work has slowed down…

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TheIrishSetters
Jun 16, 2009 11:44 am


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