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Kash
Kash
1 August 2009

HBC - how long between preliminary works & final contract

HBC - how long between preliminary works & final contract

Ours took about that long. we signed the preliminary agreement on the 19th Feb, and then the contract was ready for us to sign on the on 24th of march, but we couldn't…

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Kash
Aug 01, 2009 7:03 pm
netbreaker59
netbreaker59
1 August 2009

Long Island Homes

Long Island Homes

Does anyone know anything about Long Island Homes ? Went though there Display House in Poinrt Cook and it was realy nice. They Build in the Melbournes west.

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netbreaker59
Aug 01, 2009 7:24 pm
netbreaker59
buildflex
buildflex
1 August 2009

How to Tile on a Wall

How to Tile on a Wall

Hi Apeg, If you want to keep the existing tiles, before you tile the walls apply a bead of silicone to the top of the existing wall tile ( between the tiles and wall).…

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buildflex
Aug 01, 2009 7:29 pm
1homebuyer
1homebuyer
2 August 2009

Pre-purchase Inspection

Pre-purchase Inspection

Hello, We are looking for a reliable inspector to conduct a pre-purchase inspection for the property that we are buying. We are based in perth - WA, the property is in…

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1homebuyer
Aug 02, 2009 12:04 am
kek
kek
2 August 2009

Suburb Boundaries - City of Whittlesea

Suburb Boundaries - City of Whittlesea

Didn't say it was.... :wink: I just said Mill Park existed.... …

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kek
Aug 02, 2009 9:03 am
kek
Nightshade
Nightshade
2 August 2009

New PD designs.

New PD designs.
1, 2, 3

You can actually upgrade the liberty to have 5 ensuites aswell..and you pretty much end up at the imperial. I think the imperial killed the fancy stairs that i love in the liberty

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Nightshade
Aug 02, 2009 9:05 am
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Eager
Aug 02, 2009 9:04 pm
Eager
brittany
brittany
3 August 2009

Where's me dunny?

Where's me dunny?

Our home theatre cables wandered off the day of plastering - by the plasterers I'm sure.

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brittany
Aug 03, 2009 1:30 pm
brittany
innovativeGLASS
innovativeGLASS
3 August 2009

Any tips for photographing house interiors like the pros??

Any tips for photographing house interiors like the pros??

some simple tips 1. don't use a cheap camera, borrow or hire a good quality, high mega pixel SLR with a wide angled lens. 2. presentation, presentation, presentation 3.…

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innovativeGLASS
Aug 03, 2009 1:35 pm
innovativeGLASS
innovativeGLASS
3 August 2009

building frame slightly damaged

building frame slightly damaged

absolutely nothing to worry about........

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innovativeGLASS
Aug 03, 2009 1:45 pm
natbut
natbut
3 August 2009

Home inspection

Home inspection

I think in regards to payment that may depend on your contract. I had a HIA contract and I can't remember the exact wording but I think that if there were minor things…

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natbut
Aug 03, 2009 2:29 pm
Bam
Bam
3 August 2009

Have you recently had double glazing installed...

Have you recently had double glazing installed...

We are aiming for double glazing throughout the house, however it will come down to cost. I saw double glazed windows for the first time on Sunday and was speaking with…

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Bam
Aug 03, 2009 3:17 pm
Bam
Rowena
Rowena
3 August 2009

Neighbours... Neighbours.... OMG

Neighbours... Neighbours.... OMG

I'd take the direct approach, noting that if anything, their lack of attention and selfishness have soured the relationship not you asking for their mess to be cleaned up.…

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Rowena
Aug 03, 2009 6:09 pm
Rowena
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 August 2009

brick footings

brick footings

No offence buildflex :D Good question Pat. Brick footings could be brick piers. You need to find the source of the problem before you consider major works, or it could be wasted.

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onc_artisan
Aug 03, 2009 6:12 pm
onc_artisan
Tornado_ALIVE
Tornado_ALIVE
3 August 2009

Land in Marquands Corner,Trugunina

Land in Marquands Corner,Trugunina

correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the last few stages of Wyndham Waters don't have body corp on them and as such can't use the facilities…

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Tornado_ALIVE
Aug 03, 2009 7:18 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
4 August 2009

Removing water-based paint

Removing water-based paint

This will be a tough fix, but if you use a solvent you will spread the residual :wink: Would it be possible to remove a brick at some point? Then you could turn the pavers over…

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onc_artisan
Aug 04, 2009 11:52 am
onc_artisan
kyton
kyton
4 August 2009

buying/building with family??

buying/building with family??
1, 2

Our land is in ours and my inlaws names - however we own 2/3 share and they own 1/3 share. Once our home is fully built the land will be subdivided into 3 lots - one for…

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kyton
Aug 04, 2009 1:55 pm
kyton
Chedasha
Chedasha
5 August 2009

Builders range of carpet

Builders range of carpet

Well I got the opportunity to drop buy where I'll be getting my carpet yesterday and it wasn't to bad! The builders range I looked at ($100…

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Chedasha
Aug 05, 2009 11:39 am
MJAB
MJAB
5 August 2009

Anyone had an escea fire

Anyone had an escea fire

thanks dstann, these do look the best ethanol burners Ive seen We didnt really consider them as we have never really seen any we like, looked more ornamental than…

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MJAB
Aug 05, 2009 3:00 pm
Marshall
Marshall
5 August 2009

Indigo Homes

Indigo Homes

I can recommend them. I have done a bit of work for them and can say the results leave the buyers very happy with their decision.

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Marshall
Aug 05, 2009 4:31 pm
Bam
Bam
5 August 2009

Converting small b/room into Wardrobe/storage room

Converting small b/room into Wardrobe/storage room

Can this small bedroom be effectively used as a bedroom or study? If so, I would be hesitant to change the room into a permanent wardrobe/storage area with fixed fixtures…

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Bam
Aug 05, 2009 5:33 pm
Bam
hollysk
hollysk
5 August 2009

Ironstone and Hog Bristle?

Ironstone and Hog Bristle?

Thanks! I'll look for he forum and check it out. It's such a hard choice! :)

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hollysk
Aug 05, 2009 6:48 pm
danma
danma
5 August 2009

$6-10K for new gas connection - does that sound right???

$6-10K for new gas connection - does that sound right???

We have a Actron air-conditioner & it is fantastic, we only had handover on Friday so not sure just how much it will cost to run but it is heaps warmer than the gas & we…

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danma
Aug 05, 2009 8:45 pm
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
5 August 2009

Wheelie bin beautifying enclosure

Wheelie bin beautifying enclosure

I hated having my bins at the front of the house before, everyone sees how many bottles you take out ::: but if you have…

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Dragonfly
Aug 05, 2009 9:27 pm
Zozomiester
Zozomiester
6 August 2009

HELP! Re- Final plumbing inspection

HELP! Re- Final plumbing inspection

Hi, just wondering if anyone can help. We moved into our house in Oct last year. We received our rates notice the other day and i noticed that it had our sewerage down…

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Zozomiester
Aug 06, 2009 12:15 pm
goondog
goondog
6 August 2009

Blanco Appliances

Blanco Appliances

Hi everyone thanks for the replies. I believe we are getting a gas cooktop and oven 900mm and a dishwasher so hopefully they are okay. If you all think they are good I'm…

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goondog
Aug 06, 2009 12:34 pm
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borg
Aug 06, 2009 1:52 pm
borg
farmmum
farmmum
6 August 2009

Exterior paint colour over windows.

Exterior paint colour over windows.

We are building a brick house with 9 foot ceilings and are going for the cheaper option of not bricking above the windows (timber instead). How do I match a Dulux paint…

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farmmum
Aug 06, 2009 3:23 pm
Southies
Southies
6 August 2009

Ducted Vaccum - Is It Worth It?

Ducted Vaccum - Is It Worth It?
1, 2, 3

Ours is 9mtrs. I think they come in 9, 10, 11 & 12 metre lengths. (Just for your info though, the matching size hose I ordered is too short. If I'd known, I would have…

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Southies
Aug 06, 2009 3:41 pm
Southies
JJ305
JJ305
6 August 2009

Signing my mortgage docs tonight

Signing my mortgage docs tonight

well for instance our bank had a hidden fee that we get whacked every time we make a progress payment ($80 a pop). 5 progress payments at $80 is…

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JJ305
Aug 06, 2009 4:16 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
6 August 2009

.dwf file reader for Mac

.dwf file reader for Mac

Thank you! This worked perfectly!! :D

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buildingadreamhome
Aug 06, 2009 4:59 pm
buildingadreamhome
erinleigh
erinleigh
7 August 2009

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"I have spoken with Steve today who confirmed that he has spoken to you previously about the room measurements. The brochure shows external…

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erinleigh
Aug 07, 2009 12:12 pm
erinleigh
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
7 August 2009

Australian Magazines

Australian Magazines

People still buy magazines about this stuff ? :shock:

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Cabinfever
Aug 07, 2009 3:01 pm
Cabinfever
Nott
Nott
7 August 2009

1993 arrives at last!!

1993 arrives at last!!

yup, thanks helyn. :D

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Nott
Aug 07, 2009 9:57 pm
Nott
jeremy_ville
jeremy_ville
9 August 2009

FHOG - Clause re a Monetary Gift from someone

FHOG - Clause re a Monetary Gift from someone

we are just going through the process of fhog and finance, as far as i understand its legislation that you need 5% genuine savings and the rest of your 10% deposit can be…

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jeremy_ville
Aug 09, 2009 8:35 am
jeremy_ville
lynnebin1968
lynnebin1968
9 August 2009

builder license

builder license

ive worked with a few builders who have these "weeties" licenses you speak of.....just another kelloggs crunchy nut if you ask…

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lynnebin1968
Aug 09, 2009 3:25 pm
lynnebin1968
foster23
foster23
9 August 2009

FHOG Rural

FHOG Rural

Thank you ::cool::

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foster23
Aug 09, 2009 6:44 pm
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
28 September 2009

Window Coverings

Window Coverings

I am very happy with the blinds now they are installed. I love the colour too.

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brendondanielle
Sep 28, 2009 8:45 pm
OldBill
OldBill
9 August 2009

retro-fitting plasterboard to double brick

retro-fitting plasterboard to double brick

Thanks Southie - all good things spring from the Glorious Sutherland Shire, including good building advice! I grew up in Caringbah and thank you for your tip - I checked…

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OldBill
Aug 09, 2009 10:27 pm
kek
kek
10 August 2009

Need help - dark brick/light roof or light brick/dark roof??

Need help - dark brick/light roof or light brick/dark roof??

Dark roof tiles aren't a major issue in Melbourne as far as increasing the house temp. It might be a big concern in warmer parts, but I wouldn't let that influence your…

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kek
Aug 10, 2009 7:46 am
kek
erinleigh
erinleigh
10 August 2009

Newbie Building In Cascades on Clyde

Newbie Building In Cascades on Clyde

Hi Che078, You might want to visit this thread: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=15877 which is for Yammerbook Way.. there's lot of cascaders in there. Good luck! Erin

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erinleigh
Aug 10, 2009 5:27 pm
erinleigh
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
11 August 2009

Sustainable House Day - SHD - 13th Sept 09

Sustainable House Day - SHD - 13th Sept 09

Bump. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_qxrviArTw

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Yak_Chat
Aug 11, 2009 8:47 am
Yak_Chat
oze
oze
11 August 2009

32k FHOG

32k FHOG

Keep in mind though that if there is a delay from the builder or getting land title, etc then you are still eligible for the full $32k. Any changes beyond your personal…

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oze
Aug 11, 2009 10:58 am
oze
Pugs
Pugs
11 August 2009

12V or 240V Down lights??

12V or 240V Down lights??

both ..depeding on the usage IMO 240V downlights in general areas that you don't want a light hanging down into the house... so hall ways and general purpose areas tho…

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Pugs
Aug 11, 2009 5:17 pm
Pugs
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Bam
Aug 11, 2009 11:07 pm
Bam
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
11 August 2009

Cheap and Nasty?

Cheap and Nasty?

is it blueboard or hebel?, because alot of homes are being build with just hebel now, and it does have some advantages over bricks, not sure what they are, but my…

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buildingwithhamra
Aug 11, 2009 11:34 pm
Rachel2302
Rachel2302
12 August 2009

PGH Espresso brick, what colour roof???

PGH Espresso brick, what colour roof???

Hi! I am using PGH Espresso brick and I am struggling to choose what colour roof! I know i want to use Colorbond and I have narrowed down my choices to: Shale…

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Rachel2302
Aug 12, 2009 9:57 am
northernspirit
northernspirit
12 August 2009

Capital gains tax question

Capital gains tax question

Well we have contacted the ATO who advised that if we move into the house once its been built and live in it as our primary residence we are exempt from CGT even if thats…

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northernspirit
Aug 12, 2009 10:30 am
northernspirit

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