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Annietom
Annietom
5 April 2009

Owners Corporation Unreasonable?

Owners Corporation Unreasonable?

I don't have any experience with them per se, but here's thoughts anyways. Where are the owners corp guidelines written? Mine are on a covenant to my title. I suggest…

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Annietom
Apr 05, 2009 7:09 pm
Annietom
FionaK
FionaK
5 April 2009

Polishing floorboards

Polishing floorboards

Yes, you could be right :lol:

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FionaK
Apr 05, 2009 7:39 pm
FionaK
kitkat26
kitkat26
5 April 2009

home extensions: traditional builds or pre-fab additions?

home extensions: traditional builds or pre-fab additions?

Has anyone have greater detail about the typical quality of pre-fabricated 'added rooms'? We're looking to add to our post-war timber weatherboard home by effectively…

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kitkat26
Apr 05, 2009 7:51 pm
Bachplace
Bachplace
5 April 2009

Garage 3.08m high

Garage 3.08m high

Thanks All for your replies, neighbour signed and we will give all info in tomorrow. Phoned the council last week and eventhough it states avg. of 3m - we still have to apply.

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Bachplace
Apr 05, 2009 9:55 pm
kek
kek
6 April 2009

Arghhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Arghhhhhhhhhhh!!!
1, 2

There's always the one or two things you wish you'd done (or not done). But most of our oopsies are things that are easy to change. For instance, I placed an extra power…

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kek
Apr 06, 2009 8:51 am
kek
kristofw
kristofw
6 April 2009

Perth Sun Fair

Perth Sun Fair

The fair was dominated by the Photovoltaic suppliers, some doing a bit of hard sell. Matter of fact, I've signed on a dotted line for the panels for my new house, as they…

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kristofw
Apr 06, 2009 10:28 am
kristofw

Original post wars are generally smaller homes built on tight budgets and usually of a very basic no nonsense…

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StressedOut
Apr 06, 2009 3:16 pm
thlo
thlo
6 April 2009

First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) & First Home Bonus (FHB) -

First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) & First Home Bonus (FHB) -
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hi guys and gals, so to clarify the total of $21K when building is only applicable to those building their first home? there was a totally…

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thlo
Apr 06, 2009 4:40 pm
thlo
oztish
oztish
6 April 2009

Can timber floor be mopped?

Can timber floor be mopped?

We had an engineered floor from Truegrid flooring. We used a steam mop. The only thing is not to leave the steam mop on in the one place for too long - our cleaner did…

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oztish
Apr 06, 2009 7:14 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 April 2009

Not happy with the tiling job - UPDATED WITH PICTURES

Not happy with the tiling job - UPDATED WITH PICTURES

Andrea - sorry to hear of your plight. A mistake is one thing but poor workmanship is not on. Also it is one thing to borrow someone elses stuff, but to return it in less…

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onc_artisan
Apr 09, 2009 9:49 pm
onc_artisan
muzzman
muzzman
7 April 2009

Suggestions for solicitors advice melbourne

Suggestions for solicitors advice melbourne

Not sure if they are full lawyers. I just did a search on google for "building contracts lawyers" and while most were for commercial property, here is one that looks like…

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muzzman
Apr 07, 2009 4:23 am
muzzman
Hellman109
Hellman109
15 April 2009

Building new house and cabling for a home theater system

Building new house and cabling for a home theater system

Our builder has a second sparky that they use for HT setups, so we are going to do the cabling through them. I know exactly what and where I want things which makes it…

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Hellman109
Apr 15, 2009 11:10 am
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
8 April 2009

GMC Returns???

GMC Returns???

My fiance has returned 2 GMC products in the past. Once a circular saw and the other time I think it was a blower. On both occasions we were surprised that GMC sent out…

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HomeAngels
Apr 08, 2009 7:53 am
HomeAngels
Adrian B
Adrian B
8 April 2009

Cost to fence for color bond 44m

Cost to fence for color bond 44m

I agree, that rice is excellent. Take it now before they change it

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Adrian B
Apr 08, 2009 12:18 pm
Adrian B
mattydals
mattydals
8 April 2009

Annoying Bird Problem.

Annoying Bird Problem.

We have two black and white coloured birds (I'm not a bird person and have no idea what they are, but they aren't magpies) that have recently…

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mattydals
Apr 08, 2009 1:37 pm
jaelee
jaelee
8 April 2009

Help - Ideas for outdoor feature wall

Help - Ideas for outdoor feature wall
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sTUdOG just saw the photos for your home, what a gorgeous home and surrounding. Love your windows and the exterior shape and design. Well done, you must be very pleased.

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jaelee
Apr 08, 2009 2:28 pm
Annelies
Annelies
9 April 2009

SHED is flooting, what to do next ?

SHED is flooting, what to do next ?

You're absolutely right about that first remark, onc-artisan. It's too late already but I have been digging a trench towards the dam, so most of the water is gone (more to…

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Annelies
Apr 09, 2009 6:43 am
Annelies

Retaining walls - to what 'standard' should they be provided

Retaining walls - to what 'standard' should they be provided

As you mentioned, everyone being closed for Easter, and you have some time on your hands, you might want to search through your local council's website for their DCP…

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installation inspector
Apr 10, 2009 8:05 am
installation inspector
chuth77
chuth77
10 April 2009

SLAB CONCERNS???

SLAB CONCERNS???

Also known as "Concrete Cancer"

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chuth77
Apr 10, 2009 9:06 am
haywgl
haywgl
10 April 2009

Stairs (AGAIN!!)

Stairs (AGAIN!!)
1, 2, 3

Thank-you paintingprofessional - great advice, I have saved it and written it all down. Thanks Mrs B ;) I will speak to SS next week and really tell him my concerns and…

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haywgl
Apr 10, 2009 1:22 pm
haywgl

Maybe this is what you mean......…

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kek
Apr 10, 2009 9:01 pm
kek
esg
esg
10 April 2009

Long skinny laundry?? (updated - pics pg 3)

Long skinny laundry?? (updated - pics pg 3)
1, 2, 3

Howdy :) The laundry isn't done yet - we've been focussing on the new ensuite etc I'll definitely make sure I add pics as we progress through. I've actually just uploaded…

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esg
Apr 10, 2009 11:15 pm
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HomeAngels
Apr 11, 2009 4:52 pm
HomeAngels
digamma
digamma
11 April 2009

I think they did the soil test on the wrong block.

I think they did the soil test on the wrong block.

It's driving my wife nuts. I'm rather enjoying it! I know, that may make me seem weird, but so far it has been a relatively pleasant experience as far as the ease of…

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digamma
Apr 11, 2009 6:39 pm
digamma
kitchenblitz
kitchenblitz
11 April 2009

Country sinks, where would you drain plates?

Country sinks, where would you drain plates?
1, 2

Hi there. Long time lurker, first time poster. :) Since I'm living with a disabled relative at home, I found that the best kitchen sink for both of us is an adaptive…

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kitchenblitz
Apr 11, 2009 8:14 pm
kitchenblitz
Eljay
Eljay
12 April 2009

Melb. builders with water tanks at standard

Melb. builders with water tanks at standard

Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I'll keep looking around. Will probably go for another drive around next weekend. Thanks again :)

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Eljay
Apr 12, 2009 9:31 am
suh
suh
12 April 2009

Home BAR - Build into house or Buy afterwards ?

Home BAR - Build into house or Buy afterwards ?

We have a bar now and have one in our new house. We had them built by kitchen joiners and you won't see any junk on either of mine, apart from me laying all over it after…

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suh
Apr 12, 2009 12:24 pm
suh
fruitty
fruitty
12 April 2009

What is the min setback for homes in Victoria

What is the min setback for homes in Victoria

Just found the one for Brimbank http://www.brimbank.vic.gov.au/Files/Dw ... ldings.pdf which is where we are building. Not sure how to interpret the setback.

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fruitty
Apr 12, 2009 11:03 pm
fruitty
Annietom
Annietom
13 April 2009

First home buyers grant extension - probable...

First home buyers grant extension - probable...

i Think if the FHBG is deleted in July than it may go down slightly, but not significantly. If think if it is reduced, the prices will continue to grow for now. hard…

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Annietom
Apr 13, 2009 12:07 pm
Annietom
sooty
sooty
13 April 2009

Hand over day

Hand over day

I asked to pick them up from the offices because it was Thursday before Good Friday and I wanted the keys before the Easter weekend to do some paint work in the house. …

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sooty
Apr 13, 2009 12:39 pm

Dear All: My first post! I have been reading for a while, thank you for this wonderful forum :) I have been thinking about renovating my house for a while, now am at a…

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mrfish
Apr 13, 2009 1:34 pm
DarylC
DarylC
13 April 2009

1kW Solar Power Systerms - fully installed for $749

1kW Solar Power Systerms - fully installed for $749

Michelle I am not 'flogging' anything nor am I a salesperson. Given how 'murky' the waters are with respect to solar power, we aim to be as transparent as possible. I…

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DarylC
Apr 13, 2009 2:01 pm
swanning_it
swanning_it
13 April 2009

PVD Coatings

PVD Coatings

Has anyone attempted to do the PVD process to door hardware and taps after they have the finished product? The reason I ask is, I really like the black chrome and gold…

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swanning_it
Apr 13, 2009 4:46 pm
swanning_it
homeone
homeone
13 April 2009

HIA Home Ideas Show 2009 - Free Tickets

HIA Home Ideas Show 2009 - Free Tickets

Dear All, As you're aware the 'HIA Home Ideas Show 2009 - Free Double Pass' Melbourne promotion has come to a close. We've had a solid influx of requests for double…

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homeone
Apr 13, 2009 10:58 pm
homeone
homeone
homeone
14 April 2009

HIA Home Show Sydney

HIA Home Show Sydney

This thread is now locked. Please continue discussion here: HIA Sydney Home Show 2009 - Free Double…

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homeone
Apr 14, 2009 12:01 am
homeone
joeygbh
joeygbh
14 April 2009

Porter Davis interiors...who designs them??

Porter Davis interiors...who designs them??
1, 2

Not quite yet... :lol: but the Keys display is almost identical in design, it has darker colours but…

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joeygbh
Apr 14, 2009 8:41 am
joeygbh
Briz Ms
Briz Ms
14 April 2009

Cheap star pickets/chicken wire - Brisbane North?

Cheap star pickets/chicken wire - Brisbane North?

We used zip ties to attach the wire to the pickets, and dug a little trench where the bottom of the fence would go then filled it back in to cover the base of the fence…

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Briz Ms
Apr 14, 2009 9:57 am
Briz Ms
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
14 April 2009

Garden Obstacle

Garden Obstacle

im thinking move your letterbox seriously.in my experience if you want telstra to do something not only will it take forever it will cost you an arm and a leg for them to…

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bingoshelley
Apr 14, 2009 10:44 am
hrb93
hrb93
14 April 2009

FHOG - Just a view

FHOG - Just a view

Don't forget, part of the problem was people could not save the deposit fast enough, as house prices were increasing by more than they could save per year. So they had to…

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hrb93
Apr 14, 2009 12:52 pm
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
14 April 2009

How to glue concrete post back?

How to glue concrete post back?

Might be easier and safer to just replace it alltogeather with a new one. Just a thought. Pat.

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Pat the draftie
Apr 14, 2009 2:18 pm
Pat the draftie
beattun
beattun
14 April 2009

Abbreviations in the forum?

Abbreviations in the forum?

you will definitely find women use the abbreviations more than men im not trying to start a sexist sh-tfight here, but you know its true!

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beattun
Apr 14, 2009 4:13 pm
Kris000
Kris000
14 April 2009

Hand painted kitchen cabinets vs laminated/vacuum-form

Hand painted kitchen cabinets vs laminated/vacuum-form

Hi Everyone, I am undecided on whether or not to go hand painted or laminate :-/ I am after a kitchen will lots of character and is unique staying under 15k. Standard…

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Kris000
Apr 14, 2009 8:32 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
14 April 2009

Look what I bought last night.....

Look what I bought last night.....

will also be ordering some more goodies from you guys in the next week..…

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wakeboardandy
Apr 14, 2009 8:53 pm
wakeboardandy
quannum
quannum
14 April 2009

Hourly charges from a builder - what's normal?

Hourly charges from a builder - what's normal?

Thanks for all the help guys. I'll ensure that we don't pay for his (or his subcontractors) mistakes. However, he seems to be trying to charge us for 'administration' as…

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quannum
Apr 14, 2009 9:01 pm

Ariston Washing Machine

Ariston Washing Machine

Hi Didn't know Hardly Normal owned Ariston! :o We've had our Ariston front loader for approx 12 months and I absoluely love it. Had a S!7ps@n front loader prior to…

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overthebuildingprocess
Apr 14, 2009 10:21 pm
suh
suh
15 April 2009

The tale of 8 bar stools...

The tale of 8 bar stools...
1, 2

Matt, I thought you were going to say you bought them back off ebay ::wornout::

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suh
Apr 15, 2009 9:53 am
suh
James Bond
James Bond
15 April 2009

Can you recommend a credit card with a good rewards package?

Can you recommend a credit card with a good rewards package?

I am now the proud owner of a Westpac altitude. Thanks for your recommendations! JB

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James Bond
Apr 15, 2009 11:19 am
James Bond
lisanne
lisanne
15 April 2009

Ewwww a dust storm

Ewwww a dust storm

We didn't in Melbourne but they did just mention on the Ch9 weather that there were dust storms up North and part of the Hume was closed

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lisanne
Apr 15, 2009 6:31 pm
Hellman109
Hellman109
15 April 2009

When buying Land

When buying Land

In QLD I would take full town services to mean no gas (piped gas isnt common there) but in VIC Id take it as including gas. But check with the developer, or see what…

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Hellman109
Apr 15, 2009 7:36 pm


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