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just Erin
just Erin
17 April 2009

Building in Doreen.....

Building in Doreen.....

Hey Jacinta, your sisters sound like a dream! Trade you any day! Mine is yet to ask a single question about the block or the house... it's been 10 weeks now since we…

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just Erin
Apr 17, 2009 5:08 pm

Solar vs electricity

Solar vs electricity
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Not really wanting to walk into this debate about whether PV is useless or not, whether the govt is peddling the wrong product or whether you're better to curb your demand…

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overthebuildingprocess
Apr 17, 2009 10:39 pm
bigred
bigred
18 April 2009

So excited!!!!

So excited!!!!

Awesome letterbox, but the only letters I get are bills. I'd be better off without the damn thing! :-)

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bigred
Apr 18, 2009 12:11 am
bigred
da68za
da68za
18 April 2009

DELETE THE SPAMMERS!!!!!

DELETE THE SPAMMERS!!!!!

ooh ooh look i am silver again O:-)

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da68za
Apr 18, 2009 4:24 am
da68za
the mont
the mont
18 April 2009

Bloody Developer!!

Bloody Developer!!

when buying anything off the plan - whether a block of land, a house or an apartment - your solicitor should always insist on a 'sunset date'. i.e. if registration does…

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the mont
Apr 18, 2009 5:00 pm
Bam
Bam
18 April 2009

So, you all have solar panels....

So, you all have solar panels....

^ I learnt that much from the expo! :lol: I just wanted to know whether particular soalr panels were dedicated to a particular function, and from what you said they are. So…

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Bam
Apr 18, 2009 5:12 pm
Bam
Teddy Bär
Teddy Bär
18 April 2009

colour of brick in relation to most visible at a distance

colour of brick in relation to most visible at a distance

We have a council that is attempting to impose a set of brick colours mostly of cream, yellow and gold on the basis that as our part of the estate is visible from the…

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Teddy Bär
Apr 18, 2009 6:46 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
18 April 2009

Blow in Insulation... Dangerous???

Blow in Insulation... Dangerous???

I used to have the recycled newspaper type and I can tell you it burnt very easily. I also spent in total about 20 hours bagging it all up in the roof by hand which was…

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Dukekamaya
Apr 18, 2009 7:06 pm
Dukekamaya
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
19 April 2009

How many squares - how to calculate?

How many squares - how to calculate?

Hey HomeAngels, You can do it 2 ways :: 1.…

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JohnAndTarin
Apr 19, 2009 8:02 am
JohnAndTarin
klscomps
klscomps
19 April 2009

Did your neighbours colour choices influence yours?

Did your neighbours colour choices influence yours?
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My land was in an estate that is probably about 5 years old so only my block and one opposite not built on. I picked what I wanted and only noticed a few weeks ago that…

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klscomps
Apr 19, 2009 3:19 pm
laurend
laurend
19 April 2009

anyone seen this table?

anyone seen this table?

its on the cover of the new inside out mag. Its in an artists house in spain!

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laurend
Apr 19, 2009 5:04 pm
laurend
ginger
ginger
19 April 2009

Variations!!

Variations!!

I totally agree. I would never dream of not consulting with a client if any changes were required to my brief (and hence I needed more $$ to cpmplete a job). It seems…

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ginger
Apr 19, 2009 7:42 pm
James Bond
James Bond
20 April 2009

Concrete, steel frame and bricklaying (brick veneer) costs

Concrete, steel frame and bricklaying (brick veneer) costs

Sorry for bombarding you with all these questions. Do the steel frame costs that…

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James Bond
Apr 20, 2009 10:53 am
James Bond
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 April 2009

Hospitality

Hospitality
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I noticed when voting that the 'no stuff ém' choice has a ZERO rating. So that would mean to me that SO FAR, NOBODY, yes NOBODY would refrain…

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ECOECO
Apr 20, 2009 12:08 pm
ECOECO
suh
suh
20 April 2009

My new artwork - the Tree of Life!

My new artwork - the Tree of Life!
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That's gorgeous donuts. Have you seen the gynormous ones in metal with the lights behind it, exactly the same tree as yours.…

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suh
Apr 20, 2009 1:38 pm
suh
ThatGirlCal
ThatGirlCal
20 April 2009

colour consultant with dennis homes

colour consultant with dennis homes

Hi Im also building with Dennis homes have just started, my experience so far with them has been good apart from how long it all takes to get…

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ThatGirlCal
Apr 20, 2009 2:11 pm
ThatGirlCal
jbadell
jbadell
20 April 2009

Tile v's tin roof

Tile v's tin roof

I would suggest looking at the other houses in the street / area. In my view its important that your house doesnt look out of place or unusual in its surrounding. If all…

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jbadell
Apr 20, 2009 4:42 pm
Commodore
Commodore
20 April 2009

laundry tub

laundry tub

thanks guys, clarkes seem to have one at 380mm just was wondering if there was one which was narrower as am trying to fit a tub and washer into 1000mm

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Commodore
Apr 20, 2009 8:21 pm
Judie
Judie
20 April 2009

Stealing already?

Stealing already?

Someone burnt down the church on my new street over the weekend. I did hear sirens that night, but didn't know where they came from. They left the church hall standing…

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Judie
Apr 20, 2009 10:47 pm
Judie
Handy_Randy
Handy_Randy
21 April 2009

Toxic Chinese wallboard

Toxic Chinese wallboard

Is that also a problem down in Australia? If so, then what do people charge for removal services? Recently in America there is alot of work ripping this stuff out as it is…

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Handy_Randy
Apr 21, 2009 1:49 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
21 April 2009

does everyone do Delapodation reports

does everyone do Delapodation reports

This is absolutely no use whatsoever, but I have to type dilap reports as part of my job. BORRRRING! lol

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grace_slick
Apr 21, 2009 4:37 pm
grace_slick
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
21 April 2009

Australand development

Australand development

I am building at Ivadale Lakes in Caloundra QLD an Australand Development. I cant reccommend them highly enough. had no issues with them. Were very upfront and honest…

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mellybuilding
Apr 21, 2009 6:09 pm
mellybuilding
joles
joles
21 April 2009

My new hallway table...

My new hallway table...

Oh and what I actually was going to say is :oops: ..... I saw some really cool wall things at Freedom. Like a big branch with leaves, but each leaf is actually a little mirror.…

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joles
Apr 21, 2009 9:12 pm
joles
Buildright
Buildright
21 April 2009

Building Authority in Victoria

Building Authority in Victoria

Many Thanks everyone, you have been a great help. Cheers

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Buildright
Apr 21, 2009 10:05 pm
Homey123
Homey123
21 April 2009

Ask the owner?

Ask the owner?

I wouldn't mind in the slightest if someone asked me the colours of my bricks / exterior. I would be flattered. We're doing our colour selections at the moment so have…

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Homey123
Apr 21, 2009 10:29 pm
Moonos21
Moonos21
21 April 2009

Conveyancer West of Melbourene

Conveyancer West of Melbourene

Thanks everyone. Called Link as they're just down the road. $600 set fee.

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Moonos21
Apr 21, 2009 10:40 pm
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
22 April 2009

build contract and deposit

build contract and deposit

With PD and choice they've got some arrangement where we pay $2500 at contract signing instead of the 5% However if you don't have the agreement, the Victorian HIA new…

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TimmyDunlop
Apr 22, 2009 12:44 am
Briz Ms
Briz Ms
22 April 2009

On working in Australia

On working in Australia

Part-time work with no work visa is illegal - Australia is pretty strict on visa requirements I'm afraid! Can't hurt to have a look at some job websites and approach a…

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Briz Ms
Apr 22, 2009 12:14 pm
Briz Ms
serge44
serge44
22 April 2009

Rate / Water increases

Rate / Water increases

because Sunshine Coast residents have responded positively to water restriction council is to reward us with a 14% increase to make up for the lost revenue. just waiting…

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serge44
Apr 22, 2009 7:39 pm
serge44
Nicoletta
Nicoletta
22 April 2009

Any advice on how we might change our floor plan?

Any advice on how we might change our floor plan?

Yeah, it's balancing act: adding fabulousness and keeping practicality! kek - at the moment, no. We have a dining table in there at the moment, but don't really need a…

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Nicoletta
Apr 22, 2009 8:21 pm
Erebus
Erebus
22 April 2009

How many Stormwater pits should one have?

How many Stormwater pits should one have?

Just had a look at my contract of land sale, and for some silly reason the page that may show the easement and what is attached on my land is very tiny to workout what the…

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Erebus
Apr 22, 2009 9:54 pm
bozzabonnici
bozzabonnici
23 April 2009

Builder or carpenter in Eastwood/Ryde area

Builder or carpenter in Eastwood/Ryde area

Can anyone recommend a builder or carpenter in the Eastwood/Ryde/Castle Hill area of Sydney. We are doing an extension of the back of our house and have rung a few…

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bozzabonnici
Apr 23, 2009 7:23 am
bozzabonnici
lisanne
lisanne
23 April 2009

Rental Increases?

Rental Increases?
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Well I called my estate agent and asked them to see if the owner would do a $20 a week increase and their reply was No. Oh and I had my figures wrong, I'm currently…

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lisanne
Apr 23, 2009 10:30 am
Hellman109
Hellman109
23 April 2009

THE AGE - First home-owner deadline looms: Rudd

THE AGE - First home-owner deadline looms: Rudd

It will be interesting to see what house prices do in the next few months then!

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Hellman109
Apr 23, 2009 12:29 pm
Becster
Becster
23 April 2009

From 3 to 2 bedrooms. Your thoughts?

From 3 to 2 bedrooms. Your thoughts?

I think the problem is your market isnt even going to see the "amazing" backyard which makes up for the lack of a 3rd bedroom, as people tend to have the bedroom count as…

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Becster
Apr 23, 2009 3:38 pm
MKR
MKR
23 April 2009

Home Ideas Show Melbourne 15-19April 2009

Home Ideas Show Melbourne 15-19April 2009
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

oh and thanks for the tickets homeone and Nicola. We actually got 3 in the post from you :o , so we gave one pass to friends :D

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MKR
Apr 23, 2009 4:49 pm
MKR
netadct
netadct
23 April 2009

Fireplace repairs

Fireplace repairs

How do i go about repairing the bricks/mortar at the bottom of a fireplace. The mortar/bricks (1) have been damaged/fallen out over time. Is this a special…

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netadct
Apr 23, 2009 6:04 pm
James Bond
James Bond
23 April 2009

Do plasterers always do a wet skim coat here?

Do plasterers always do a wet skim coat here?

Thanks for the responses. I'm happy enough with no skim, as long as the boards are designed for that. If you left UK boards unskimmed you'd…

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James Bond
Apr 23, 2009 8:19 pm
James Bond
Judie
Judie
23 April 2009

I don't like my front doors!

I don't like my front doors!
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I'd go with the Surfmist. Judie

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Judie
Apr 23, 2009 8:44 pm
Judie
DeeElle
DeeElle
23 April 2009

What happens to the 25 yr guarantee

What happens to the 25 yr guarantee

Have a look at the policy for the insurance company that your home warranty insurance was taken out with. You will have to find their meaning…

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DeeElle
Apr 23, 2009 11:08 pm
DeeElle
thlo
thlo
28 April 2009

the bank requires original title of land

the bank requires original title of land

Re the discharge question, you can get your title back, WITH the original mortgage document, and the discharge of mortgage document too, then simply…

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thlo
Apr 28, 2009 1:34 am
thlo
arena
arena
24 April 2009

Building Arena BK2 in Heathwood

Building Arena BK2 in Heathwood

Does anyone here building in Heathwood???? We are planning to build a Arena BK2 frpm verve range of Plantation homes. if anyone is building same in Heathwood or in…

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arena
Apr 24, 2009 3:17 pm
doghouse
doghouse
24 April 2009

URGENT!!!! Colour values question.

URGENT!!!! Colour values question.

Bummer Jo! Are you after the RGB values for the colours - is that what you mean? Dulux has that on their site - just looked it up for you -…

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doghouse
Apr 24, 2009 4:15 pm
doghouse
thlo
thlo
2 June 2009

Home Loan & Interest Rates - to fix or not??

Home Loan & Interest Rates - to fix or not??
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This is another great thread... riffa you have some excellent points, we are really unsure weather to fix it in or not.. it seems the banks keep…

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thlo
Jun 02, 2009 4:04 pm
thlo
gweluphome
gweluphome
24 April 2009

Early Settlement today...Renovations Started already

Early Settlement today...Renovations Started already

Thanks Bel, To tell you the truth I am looking forward to watching this thread also. :lol: Lots of pent up decorating ideas ready to bust out. :D

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gweluphome
Apr 24, 2009 10:24 pm
ChrisL
ChrisL
25 April 2009

BUILD OR BUY IN ADELAIDE? Plus more q's....

BUILD OR BUY IN ADELAIDE? Plus more q's....

Question 4. Where can we get information to find under-valued suburbs? Whats the process one undertakes to discover this info? Is there a…

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ChrisL
Apr 25, 2009 4:24 am


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