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bingoshelley
bingoshelley
13 May 2009

Harditex blueboard

Harditex blueboard

hey camelia we looked at blueboard as an exterior cladding with render but were told it wasnt a great selling point later on im not sure if this is true but i guess if i…

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bingoshelley
May 13, 2009 11:27 am
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Daz7
May 13, 2009 11:45 am
purpleninja
purpleninja
13 May 2009

Ideas for a mezzanine room change

Ideas for a mezzanine room change

I remember seeing this stuff on Grand Designs a few…

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purpleninja
May 13, 2009 1:04 pm
echoball
echoball
13 May 2009

Renovation - need a reccomendation

Renovation - need a reccomendation

Hi there, i am wanting to install a plaster cieling and wall in my apartment. The job is waay to big for me. i was wondering if anybody knew of someone in the brunswick…

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echoball
May 13, 2009 1:06 pm
Casa2
Casa2
13 May 2009

NRMA DOUBLE-BRICK POLICY

NRMA DOUBLE-BRICK POLICY

Your premium may actually go down as a double brick house costs more to rebuild than a single brick house. The reduced fire risk of a double brick is probably only a very…

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Casa2
May 13, 2009 5:05 pm
9finances
9finances
14 May 2009

Trying to find photo of home theatre

Trying to find photo of home theatre

I can't remember where I exactly saw the photo but you may try this site...www.bose.com. I got a brochure of bose products before. Those pictures are great and entice me…

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9finances
May 14, 2009 1:09 am
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
14 May 2009

Fencing - what constitutes a minimum fence for half share pu

Fencing - what constitutes a minimum fence for half share pu

Thanks for that, and yes, it makes sense about the cost over 50% of 'standard'. I called the council yesterday and they told me that the land adjoining has been sold to a…

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Tony & Emma
May 14, 2009 7:26 am
laurend
laurend
14 May 2009

anyone ordered furniture from here?

anyone ordered furniture from here?

its all good we found some beautiful chairs we missed last time we went shopping at the place we got the table from so we ordered the set. thanks for those sites though, i…

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laurend
May 14, 2009 12:45 pm
laurend
downtime
downtime
14 May 2009

Budget Direct home insurance?

Budget Direct home insurance?

CHOICE.com.au ranks GIO products as best (1, 2, 3) in VIC & NSW. Didn't know this when I bought their policy (also my first time), but it's good to know the hours reading…

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downtime
May 14, 2009 8:54 pm
Briz Ms
Briz Ms
15 May 2009

Rant re Poor Communication from Tradies

Rant re Poor Communication from Tradies
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In a final installment to this saga (for those who may be interested)..... long story short it turns out this guy that was going to build our fence is an undischarged…

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Briz Ms
May 15, 2009 8:20 am
Briz Ms
kek
kek
15 May 2009

Return Air Vent

Return Air Vent
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Return air vents are normally placed in ceilings in NSW (as others have indicated). And brick internal walls are not nearly as common here…

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kek
May 15, 2009 12:49 pm
kek
dragon
dragon
15 May 2009

Building with Ultimate Homes in Perth

Building with Ultimate Homes in Perth

Brad & Sonya This is our first home so not sure what to expect. Our sales consultant (IM) was great. He is very knowledgeable and was great with all the changes that we…

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dragon
May 15, 2009 11:56 pm
dragon
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
16 May 2009

Urgent - Perth Retaining Wall

Urgent - Perth Retaining Wall

We decided to get the builder to do it in the end - we could add it to the home loan as it was still going to be a lot of money, and we changed it so they did minimal…

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mrs_smith
May 16, 2009 9:50 am
mrs_smith
jem
jem
16 May 2009

Anyone building carlisle home- Prominence 38????

Anyone building carlisle home- Prominence 38????

Yes! We are building the Prominence in Alamanda, Point Cook but are just getting started. We have our colour browse today - fun, fun! Our land isn't titling until October…

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jem
May 16, 2009 10:36 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
16 May 2009

Surveyor Costs

Surveyor Costs

If you can find out who put the original pegs in, they may replace them for a lot less than those that have to start the job from…

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gettingThere
May 16, 2009 3:53 pm
lozzypopp
lozzypopp
16 May 2009

Help with costing for front fencing & extension in WA, SOR

Help with costing for front fencing & extension in WA, SOR

Hi, We are NOR and recently got quoted by a private builder and Modern Home Improvements on building an enquite and WIR onto our bedroom and it was in the vicinty of…

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lozzypopp
May 16, 2009 4:30 pm
lozzypopp
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
16 May 2009

Phone Trenches, Wireless Internet and VoIP

Phone Trenches, Wireless Internet and VoIP
1, 2, 3

As an aside, since it was mentioned on the first page (no idea if anyone has said this though).... I highly recommend a UPS system connected…

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Fiffaro
May 16, 2009 10:19 pm
Mark&Alli
Mark&Alli
17 May 2009

Site Works and Retaining Walls in Geelong.

Site Works and Retaining Walls in Geelong.

Hi Guys, We are just after any info if anyone knows of any good guys to do site cuts and retaining walls in Geelong? Thanks

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Mark&Alli
May 17, 2009 9:07 pm
deathgod
deathgod
17 May 2009

workshop/fence/frontdoor help needed

workshop/fence/frontdoor help needed

we see the funny side to it too... occasionally .... we have various 'nicknames' when a new 'project' gets started up.. Chicken - cos he is sniffing about like a…

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deathgod
May 17, 2009 9:16 pm
ozhappy981
ozhappy981
18 May 2009

FHOG WA (fast payment)

FHOG WA (fast payment)

We are "building from scratch" to use your phrase. Had the slab down…

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ozhappy981
May 18, 2009 11:18 am
Alisgirl
Alisgirl
18 May 2009

Beware AAMI Insurance Issues

Beware AAMI Insurance Issues

I think the original poster's idea was to let others know of her experience only so we can take a closer look at OUR insurance policies, and amend them if need be. The way…

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Alisgirl
May 18, 2009 2:10 pm
Alisgirl
Kris000
Kris000
18 May 2009

besser blocks do they reduce traffic noise as well as bricks

besser blocks do they reduce traffic noise as well as bricks

We are thinking of the best way to reduce traffic noise for our front fence which at the moment is only a 1m high. We are wanting at least a 1.5m to 1.9m fence, and what…

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Kris000
May 18, 2009 2:26 pm
Vascariz
Vascariz
18 May 2009

Outdoor washing machine - need advice!

Outdoor washing machine - need advice!

Hmm in the end we are thinking of moving it into the outside bathroom (which is spacious enough to fit them, already has the plumbing and electrical and the…

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Vascariz
May 18, 2009 3:45 pm
mu22a
mu22a
18 May 2009

Renovation of our house.

Renovation of our house.

:: Thanks KJG66 will look at the sites you have listed. I have heard the there are cheap warehouses around that have good items at a low price. The bathroom will not be a…

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mu22a
May 18, 2009 6:17 pm
hunts01
hunts01
18 May 2009

Question on Retaining walls

Question on Retaining walls

You could do these your self to save costs. Where are the retaining walls in relation to your house, I have them on two sides of a garage and are using a brick retaining…

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hunts01
May 18, 2009 7:55 pm
bayboy78
bayboy78
18 May 2009

first home buyer, building reports , stressed

first home buyer, building reports , stressed

i have just got off the phone with building inspector and he gave me run down on some things, the house im interested in is brick and tile roof home, has all new carpet…

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bayboy78
May 18, 2009 8:43 pm
rowan
rowan
18 May 2009

Coco Republic Property Styling Warehouse Sale

Coco Republic Property Styling Warehouse Sale
1, 2, 3

Hi Matt Welcome to the forum Matt my boy - good to see you agree with me regards the Coco furniture. Wouldn't be surprised if it also "snapped crackled and popped" when…

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rowan
May 18, 2009 9:03 pm
kek
kek
18 May 2009

hot water issues

hot water issues

We have it on our list of things to buy. Our very long list. :roll:

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kek
May 18, 2009 10:02 pm
kek
chips
chips
19 May 2009

Major rennovations

Major rennovations

If you're planning all those extensions, then I wouldn't be at all surprised if it costs more than simply bulldozing the place and building a project home that suits your…

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chips
May 19, 2009 9:51 am
juststartingout
juststartingout
19 May 2009

AV Jennings House and Land Packages

AV Jennings House and Land Packages

any other AV Jennings experiences out there? or can anyone comment on their build quality?

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juststartingout
May 19, 2009 1:06 pm
Eljay
Eljay
19 May 2009

Brivis Profiler 43 evap air con - good enough?

Brivis Profiler 43 evap air con - good enough?

I had this posted in the cooling and heating area but I haven't had any bites yet, so I thought I would try in here as I will need to say something before I sign the…

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Eljay
May 19, 2009 3:14 pm
Nott
Nott
19 May 2009

Post contract variation's credit

Post contract variation's credit

Thanks all, I read the contract, in clause 23, it said the amount will be carried to the next progressive payment. However, unsure of if any conditions apply above this clause.

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Nott
May 19, 2009 4:38 pm
Nott
mel_in_laurimar
mel_in_laurimar
19 May 2009

Building new home

Building new home

Dealing with Lorenzo too, I actually went past a arban house under construction today in Craigieburn, looked pretty good. So far haven't heard anything too bad -…

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mel_in_laurimar
May 19, 2009 9:54 pm

Front Exterior Colours

Front Exterior Colours

With all that sand, it looks like a West Aussie home :)

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The Garden Whisperer
May 20, 2009 1:21 am
The Garden Whisperer
JJ305
JJ305
20 May 2009

First Home Owners Boost

First Home Owners Boost

You have to sign the contract before the grant runs out. But you don't get the money in your pocket until the slab is down which has to be in the time bracket of 26 weeks. ::lol::

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JJ305
May 20, 2009 11:42 am
Macy
Macy
20 May 2009

What to do when neighbour didn't build a retaining wall

What to do when neighbour didn't build a retaining wall

Our relatives needed to pay for repairs to the retaining wall along one side of the house they bought. Apparently it was their responsibility because it was the ground…

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Macy
May 20, 2009 4:03 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
21 May 2009

phone connection

phone connection

Up to your builder so you'll need to check to see if they're happy with you doing this. If so you can get it done beforehand as long as you're not taking your…

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purpleninja
May 21, 2009 6:29 am
billdsl
billdsl
21 May 2009

Bantix Mosquito SLAYER! DIE MOSQUITOS!

Bantix Mosquito SLAYER! DIE MOSQUITOS!

the cheap one was just something like this from bunnings, $100 http://www.bugkiller.com.au/home.htm i would spend the extra and get the bantix if i was buying one and…

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billdsl
May 21, 2009 9:45 am
billdsl
clath
clath
21 May 2009

Delfin Lakeside residents handed an....

Delfin Lakeside residents handed an....

Clath, our estate is run by Stockland. I know that one of the conditions of the planning permit was that they would maintain all public areas for a…

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clath
May 21, 2009 12:18 pm
clath
mikeval
mikeval
21 May 2009

Austral Bricks Stimulus Package Sale

Austral Bricks Stimulus Package Sale

Yeah, it is a good deal. We are planning to order the retaining wall package. 8)

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mikeval
May 21, 2009 1:17 pm
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Macy
May 21, 2009 2:33 pm
esg
esg
21 May 2009

Laundry in a cupboard - help....

Laundry in a cupboard - help....

Oh, and these are the doors I'm thinking about getting http://www.hettich.com.au/302.htm They are not attached on the sides, so can be completely opened to one side or…

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esg
May 21, 2009 2:51 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
21 May 2009

Porcelain tiler

Porcelain tiler

Try AHS tiling henry 0425219232 He does work for me and Ive always been happy with his work. His rates are very reasonable.

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vvs mand
May 21, 2009 5:39 pm
EP11
EP11
21 May 2009

NEXT STEP???

NEXT STEP???

Hello all, New to this site... My husband and i are renovating our home. our proposed extension will be 110m2. We have just got our plans finalised from our drafstmen. Was…

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EP11
May 21, 2009 7:45 pm
kexkez
kexkez
21 May 2009

What color colorbond roof?

What color colorbond roof?
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we've got ironstone so check out my thread for some pictures.

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kexkez
May 21, 2009 8:06 pm
kexkez

Hi, Anyone here building with Perception or know where to get the wall cladding. You can see their display house at Burn Beach. If you building with Perception can you…

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noidea
May 21, 2009 10:00 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
22 May 2009

Bus stop.

Bus stop.
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That's extremely interesting. Have you a local paper that might be interested in pursuing this ? I think it's a decent local story: bus company installs own bus stops on…

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Cabinfever
May 22, 2009 1:15 am
Cabinfever
kmjackson
kmjackson
22 May 2009

Settlers Run

Settlers Run

Hi, I purchased my block last year and construction will being any day now. I have already been using the country club facilities just to keep the kids excited about…

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kmjackson
May 22, 2009 4:56 pm
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


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