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loretta
loretta
23 March 2009

Acoustic Assesment questions

Acoustic Assesment questions

PM me if you want the details of the guy we used. He is at St Ives

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loretta
Mar 23, 2009 9:19 pm
loretta
mundie mansion
mundie mansion
23 March 2009

Would you build /buy if there was hardly any backyard?

Would you build /buy if there was hardly any backyard?
1, 2, 3, 4

We are building a new house in a court and can't wait to let the kids ride their bikes up and down the court (admittedly only two houses built in the court so far).…

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mundie mansion
Mar 23, 2009 9:32 pm
kek
kek
24 March 2009

New roofing product?

New roofing product?

Apparently it's an asphalt product and is an upgrade in the vicinty of $10-$12K. :shock: It wasn't a very good job either....a section near one of the ridges was all wrinkly. :roll:

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kek
Mar 24, 2009 12:00 pm
kek
kexkez
kexkez
24 March 2009

When the builder says rocks......

When the builder says rocks......

From what I've heard that's exactly the sort of nightmare our block was before the developer started working on it clearing an area he expected would have been just right…

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kexkez
Mar 24, 2009 7:13 pm
kexkez
chuth77
chuth77
25 March 2009

My house slab is in wrong size

My house slab is in wrong size

For a 90mm stud the tolerance is 10mm overhang... 75mm stud has no overhang!

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chuth77
Mar 25, 2009 7:00 am
Laura2Knight
Laura2Knight
25 March 2009

Melbourne Water Stormwater Drain

Melbourne Water Stormwater Drain

Hi We bought a house over 3 years ago and have been basically planning some minor rennovations since then. We were all set to start building and then discover that we…

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Laura2Knight
Mar 25, 2009 11:09 am
PeterH
PeterH
25 March 2009

Entry stairs

Entry stairs

Excellent info Mike. Thanks for the response, exactly the sort of info I was looking for. I'll make some adjustments to the plan. Go 270 goings with a 30 overlap.

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PeterH
Mar 25, 2009 2:35 pm
chuth77
chuth77
26 March 2009

does all white gloss paint turn cream then yellow over time?

does all white gloss paint turn cream then yellow over time?

Apparently the trick with Enamel white is to ask for "builders white" which will have 2 drops of black in it... Apparently this stops the yellowing process! I'm yet to…

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chuth77
Mar 26, 2009 7:15 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
26 March 2009

Fire Hydrant

Fire Hydrant

OK an observation...I don't now if it's necessarily a "problem". Inner city block to me says narrow frontage and limited driveway space for parking...therefore if there…

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to_do_list
Mar 26, 2009 9:30 am
to_do_list
SmileyLisa
SmileyLisa
26 March 2009

Garage Conversion - building Regulations

Garage Conversion - building Regulations

Hi can anyone help. We have currently put an offer in on a house here in Brisbane and one of the rooms is a converted garage, the garage is legal height, but what…

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SmileyLisa
Mar 26, 2009 10:21 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
27 March 2009

The Hills Homeshow & Lifestyle Expo - Sydney

The Hills Homeshow & Lifestyle Expo - Sydney

I have it in my diary but I think my Saturday is now too chockers to go. Let us know if there's anything good!

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stonecutter1309
Mar 27, 2009 9:21 am
stonecutter1309
donuts
donuts
27 March 2009

Our Octagon Shaped Room

Our Octagon Shaped Room

Forgot about the storage factor! Bonus :wink:

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donuts
Mar 27, 2009 11:47 am
donuts
haywgl
haywgl
27 March 2009

Recommendation wanted for flyscreens Melbourne

Recommendation wanted for flyscreens Melbourne
1, 2

Yeah I agree I think Dune will be a good match ;) I can tell ours will be very expensive too! I am a bit of a security freak and want these 'crimsafe' security type…

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haywgl
Mar 27, 2009 2:30 pm
haywgl
fairy blue
fairy blue
27 March 2009

building on top of stumps

building on top of stumps

We were looking at adding an extra storey to our home, which was on stumps. This was going to include a master bedroom with ensuite, study and small sitting area. It was…

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fairy blue
Mar 27, 2009 3:55 pm
fairy blue
sha
sha
27 March 2009

GREAT! now our pool company has gone bust

GREAT! now our pool company has gone bust

Glad you will be looked after Tarin and John :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: -Sha

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sha
Mar 27, 2009 10:18 pm

is it sloping land with gravel and granite? That I can't answer yet. Soil test is a couple of months away. Looking at the block it…

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Possumchops
Mar 28, 2009 7:15 am
yvette72
yvette72
28 March 2009

bad service

bad service

no it does not have a poilt light at all it is not that sort of system,do not worth as the system is working again luckily as no one had rang to fix it any way

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yvette72
Mar 28, 2009 8:14 am
Judie
Judie
28 March 2009

Please suggest exterior colours ( sand federation cottage )

Please suggest exterior colours ( sand federation cottage )

Cute cottage! Some colours that would work, from Dulux (www.dulux.com.au - traditional colours): Mauve Grey Mist Sapphire Blue New England Stone The first two are…

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Judie
Mar 28, 2009 2:00 pm
Judie
mattydals
mattydals
28 March 2009

looking for a land esate

looking for a land esate
1, 2

It sounds nice, but $550k would leave us nothing left for a house lol. We love those areas from Mt Eliza south, but it's too far from DH's…

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mattydals
Mar 28, 2009 7:29 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
28 March 2009

Let's Use The Search Button

Let's Use The Search Button
1, 2, 3, 4

It think it would be good to make this thread a Sticky, Mods.

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 28, 2009 9:40 pm
Salt&Pepper
freebo
freebo
29 March 2009

Builder in Sydney

Builder in Sydney

hi which area is he in thanks

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freebo
Mar 29, 2009 4:03 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
29 March 2009

House Rendering

House Rendering

It may have been easier to do this during the build. But just look around in your local newspaper for some renderers.

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 29, 2009 4:38 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
29 March 2009

Porter Davis vs Places Homes

Porter Davis vs Places Homes

I would rather build with PD than Places - though they are both owned by one company, PD has more history, popularity, range and inclusions. Its worth going with PD - I…

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 29, 2009 4:40 pm
Salt&Pepper
Helyn
Helyn
29 March 2009

Daylight savings today??

Daylight savings today??

Next weekend in SA too :wink:

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Helyn
Mar 29, 2009 4:40 pm
Helyn
Hels
Hels
31 March 2009

PAVING - ON MORTAR OR SAND

PAVING - ON MORTAR OR SAND

Just another thought, why don't you go for a nice stenciled concrete instead, to avoid any of the above problems?

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Hels
Mar 31, 2009 8:01 pm
Hels
suh
suh
29 March 2009

Porcelain Tile Grout color

Porcelain Tile Grout color

The Espresso grout and the Mina Cementi Tiles match perfectly. They are both on the brownish-grey color. I might be able to take some pics…

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suh
Mar 29, 2009 7:12 pm
suh
inquirer
inquirer
29 March 2009

Is now a good time ???

Is now a good time ???

If your job is secure and can afford to build then go for it. Take advantage of the low interest rate.

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inquirer
Mar 29, 2009 9:20 pm
Bam
Bam
30 March 2009

What to ask potential draftsman

What to ask potential draftsman

Thankyou! :D We're meeting up with him on Thursday night - how exciting!

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Bam
Mar 30, 2009 9:25 am
Bam
Blue
Blue
30 March 2009

Need Info: Specs for Electrical Appointment

Need Info: Specs for Electrical Appointment

My friends partner is an electrician and he said that you should always aim to get as many power points on the inside walls as possible, as it's easier to put extras on…

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Blue
Mar 30, 2009 2:20 pm
thlo
thlo
31 March 2009

stamp duty on land under $300k in nsw??

stamp duty on land under $300k in nsw??

Ok i know this cant be true, but our conveyancer just sent us a letter saying the contracts were exchanged and now you owe about $7600 stamp…

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thlo
Mar 30, 2009 11:31 pm
thlo
Taffy
Taffy
31 March 2009

Where are your handles?

Where are your handles?

Well guys I am happy with the handles now :) The more I looked at them the more I have got used to them! In fact I luvvvvv my kitchen :D :z:

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Taffy
Mar 31, 2009 8:32 am
Taffy
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Morbo
Mar 31, 2009 2:54 pm
webbiegareth
webbiegareth
31 March 2009

Who Builds the cheapest homes?

Who Builds the cheapest homes?

I'm in Melbourne, looking to building in Melton... am currently looking at Simonds... but I'm definitely open to any other "cheap" builders.... I'm looking to spend 260k…

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webbiegareth
Mar 31, 2009 3:33 pm
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
31 March 2009

Sandstone Corner Feature Tiles

Sandstone Corner Feature Tiles

Thanks, stonecutter. I have been looking at this product: http://www.stonefacing.com.au/sandstone ... fixing.htm but will check your recommendation out as well. HH

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Hammerhead
Mar 31, 2009 4:29 pm
Hammerhead
MBBN
MBBN
31 March 2009

Interior Designers?

Interior Designers?

I have a qualification in Design & Decoration. I did a 2 year Diploma of Arts - Interior Design & Decoration....

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MBBN
Mar 31, 2009 8:17 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
31 March 2009

The Extension Factory

The Extension Factory

Hi Buzzer, We had them quote and ended up with Extensions Unlimited ... Extension Factory was $15K more for the same quote :)

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mattwalker
Mar 31, 2009 9:34 pm
mattwalker
mozzi26
mozzi26
1 April 2009

I need help to choose render colours

I need help to choose render colours

Yes, I've been sneaking around these forums for about 2 years in the lead up to the inevitable renovation/extension time - all starting tomorrow. I finally decided on…

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mozzi26
Apr 01, 2009 5:27 pm
Ash59
Ash59
1 April 2009

Cavalier Homes are building my home very slowly - 17 months

Cavalier Homes are building my home very slowly - 17 months

I totally sympathise with you. We are building with Cavalier homes aswell. We signed our contract 13 months ago and we still havent reached…

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Ash59
Apr 01, 2009 7:02 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
1 April 2009

Reo suppliers Sydney

Reo suppliers Sydney

Yellow Pages - building/concrete supplies would be a much quicker way

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Dukekamaya
Apr 01, 2009 7:41 pm
Dukekamaya
Pugs
Pugs
1 April 2009

Rewiring

Rewiring

depends on how many outlets but I'm guessing roughly $80- $100 per outlet. access is easy if your not moving them they simply using the old wires as pull wires

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Pugs
Apr 01, 2009 8:09 pm
Pugs
Helyn
Helyn
2 April 2009

fixing front of house *picture*

fixing front of house *picture*

Oh, that's bad luck, ad-ans07 ::frown:: ,and just when we had it all fixed up for you too ::wink:: best wishes for your continuing search ::smile::

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Helyn
Apr 02, 2009 8:30 am
Helyn
Kris000
Kris000
2 April 2009

Any people with advice on Termites?

Any people with advice on Termites?

Really... I never knew about breaking their mud trails! I was told under no reason am I allowed to touch anything to do with the termites. It has been 6 weeks now and we…

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Kris000
Apr 02, 2009 8:04 pm
Kris000
Kris000
2 April 2009

lifting up carpet on stairs with metal scuff plates?

lifting up carpet on stairs with metal scuff plates?

Just wondering, how do you remove carpet on wooden stairs? On the edge of each stair there is a metal plate like a scuff plate. The plate is very hard to remove, I tried…

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Kris000
Apr 02, 2009 8:19 pm
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
3 April 2009

Old terrace and lightwell noise

Old terrace and lightwell noise

Hi freebo, Sorry I've taken so long... Hmm, looking over the pictures you posted, I can clearly see your dilemma. I think it would certainly be beneficial to extend the…

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IkonInteriors
Apr 03, 2009 1:07 pm
IkonInteriors
James Bond
James Bond
5 April 2009

Rendering over lightweight poly mouldings?

Rendering over lightweight poly mouldings?

We are looking at doing a stepped quioning with shadow lines to our two front piers that you see on many Georgian houses. The builder is…

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James Bond
Apr 05, 2009 5:08 am
James Bond
reaver
reaver
5 April 2009

Great laundry door idea.

Great laundry door idea.

We had our colour selection 3 weeks ago and wasn't told about this upgrade being available. Thanks for the post the blinds inside the glazing is definitely a great idea.

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reaver
Apr 05, 2009 7:19 am
reaver
T&V
T&V
5 April 2009

151 verses 302 ltr solar HWS for 1/2 house any experience??

151 verses 302 ltr solar HWS for 1/2 house any experience??

Hi all, at present i'm o/bing a larger house on a rural location. the building is in 2 parts : our wing (2 senior aged adults) bathrm & kitchen & Guest wing 2 bedrm, bath…

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T&V
Apr 05, 2009 12:26 pm
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


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