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MBBN
MBBN
6 May 2009

At the DesignEX Exhibition...

At the DesignEX Exhibition...

Wasn't Designex disapointing this year?! Very much a let down for me anyway

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MBBN
May 06, 2009 8:37 pm
Maxie
Maxie
7 May 2009

HIA Sydney Home Show 2009 - Free Double Passes

HIA Sydney Home Show 2009 - Free Double Passes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Just a late thankyou for the tickets. However, can't say I enjoyed it as much as in previous years. There were definitely a lot of the usual big names missing -…

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Maxie
May 07, 2009 3:49 pm
Maxie
whoville
whoville
7 May 2009

Red Roofs

Red Roofs

We are in the estate next door to Meghan - Settlers Run, and that is next to the Botanic Gardens, so that's why!! Can't build a…

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whoville
May 07, 2009 5:17 pm
whoville
erinleigh
erinleigh
7 May 2009

Alfresco Area Ceiling Height

Alfresco Area Ceiling Height

Unfortunately if they are going per the contract that you signed, it doesn't leave you much room to move. Perhaps you could ask the builder to leave the alfresco roof…

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erinleigh
May 07, 2009 7:02 pm
erinleigh

Hey there, They are supplied locally. I have been in contact with Qld distributor and whilst it would have worked out a little cheaper I'm getting the builder…

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ozzroo
May 07, 2009 11:03 pm

Hi everyone, We have a large brick interior wall that we want to do something with. I've been trying to do some research on whitewashing to get an effect like the picture…

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chode1984
May 07, 2009 11:03 pm
chode1984
T&V
T&V
8 May 2009

Fishing Line to hold Insulation batts?

Fishing Line to hold Insulation batts?

Hi JB, yes, i'm doing the same on the flat where the rake hits a verticle bulk head, drops 750mm then returns flat to the wall. but again this is only becos the entry is…

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T&V
May 08, 2009 4:33 am
Vascariz
Vascariz
8 May 2009

Homeone Listing of Electricians - Help please!

Homeone Listing of Electricians - Help please!

Ohh he's a fair way away from Roseville NSW! Might give him a buzz later though.

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Vascariz
May 08, 2009 2:30 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
8 May 2009

Where do you prefer your master bedroom??

Where do you prefer your master bedroom??
1, 2, 3

I've always wanted mine at the back, but this is cause I've lived in apartments for the last 6 years and at the front is the living area and kitchen which are louder, so…

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grace_slick
May 08, 2009 5:01 pm
grace_slick
Deckman
Deckman
8 May 2009

FRP GRATING to use on deck - fire rating for Australia

FRP GRATING to use on deck - fire rating for Australia

Hi there, I am trying to find out if any one has used FRP GRATING for there deck an also been building in a flame zone as our local council need some Australian standards…

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Deckman
May 08, 2009 5:48 pm
Michelle
Michelle
8 May 2009

Ideas for using old mantle.

Ideas for using old mantle.

You would with one eye………….. :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:

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Michelle
May 08, 2009 6:27 pm
Michelle
DeviousMe7
DeviousMe7
8 May 2009

Hallway decorating ... Opinions please

Hallway decorating ... Opinions please
1, 2

mmm is the picture on the right smaller than the centre and left picture? If so, the the right picture should be swapped with the one in the middle and definitely lose…

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DeviousMe7
May 08, 2009 6:57 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 May 2009

Step-down internally vs out to deck on one level ?

Step-down internally vs out to deck on one level ?

NR - what climate are you in? as for looking over the fence - is that an issue? easy to screen out whilst still allowing the sun to come in in winter, think a bit…

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Yak_Chat
May 08, 2009 9:05 pm
Yak_Chat
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
8 May 2009

Broadband in Berwick, The Chase Estate?

Broadband in Berwick, The Chase Estate?

Thanks for the replies. I know that broadband is available on the Chase, but I had heard that thyere were no ports left. I was wondering how those that have it managed to…

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Tony & Emma
May 08, 2009 10:58 pm
yvette72
yvette72
9 May 2009

Brisbane landscape builder liquidating

Brisbane landscape builder liquidating

it seems very one is going bust at the momment it is hard to know who to trust.Did you have a signed contract with them is so you could contact bsa for advice or maybe a…

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yvette72
May 09, 2009 11:19 am
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
9 May 2009

Archicentre

Archicentre

Hi to all, and thank you for the good advice Just one question- we are looking at a house that is going to auction (bank has foreclosed on the…

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ElephantGuy
May 09, 2009 5:27 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
9 May 2009

Govt to build national broadband network

Govt to build national broadband network
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

To be fair we've had very good customer service from Internode - but then nothing drastic has gone wrong for us.

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purpleninja
May 09, 2009 9:55 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 May 2009

Should I register a Caveat?

Should I register a Caveat?

a recent wa supreme court action :roll: , taught us there are different types of caveats... The correct one might :roll: help you, and the wording is very important :wink:

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onc_artisan
May 09, 2009 10:36 pm
onc_artisan
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9finances
May 10, 2009 1:55 am
purpleninja
purpleninja
10 May 2009

Did you go over your budget?

Did you go over your budget?

As well as what's already been said have a think about things which have to be done now as opposed to which can be done later. If budget it tight concentrate on the…

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purpleninja
May 10, 2009 9:24 am
vvs mand
vvs mand
10 May 2009

when reno goes wrong b/c poor workmanship - what to do? Help

when reno goes wrong b/c poor workmanship - what to do? Help

Has anryone had experience with Dept of Fair Trading? Yes. Fair Trading has a tribunal. For $36 you can have a hearing who's decision is…

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vvs mand
May 10, 2009 12:01 pm
Casa2
Casa2
10 May 2009

Tendering: Whole Job or Shell Only then Fitout seperately ?

Tendering: Whole Job or Shell Only then Fitout seperately ?

I think it will cost more, take longer and split responsibility for should something go wrong down the track.

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Casa2
May 10, 2009 6:08 pm
Solar Shane
Solar Shane
10 May 2009

Free Solar Power system?!

Free Solar Power system?!

Be careful with free solar offers, there are a lot of unhappy people because of them. Read more: Fatal Traps Exposed http://www.solarshane.com.au/traps.html

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Solar Shane
May 10, 2009 7:59 pm
fruitty
fruitty
10 May 2009

Where to put your outside sink ?

Where to put your outside sink ?

We have ask the builder to put in provision (hot n cold water point and drain) for an outside sink. It is just outside in the corner on the back wall near the alfresco…

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fruitty
May 10, 2009 8:50 pm
fruitty
ani
ani
11 May 2009

Recommendations for a solicitor in Perth.

Recommendations for a solicitor in Perth.

I found it really hard to find a solicitor who would do this (I'm in Perth too), but I decided to sit down over one weekend and spend about 15-20 hours (really) retyping…

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ani
May 11, 2009 2:26 am
ani

I'm building with Simonds. It's really not free.. you pay for the GST ($800) and hooking up to the meter or something like that. There are also additional regional charges…

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Helloween
May 11, 2009 2:26 pm
Helloween
total beginner
total beginner
11 May 2009

Any thoughts on Ariston Front Loaders?

Any thoughts on Ariston Front Loaders?

Well I am now a total expert on all things washing machine related!! Ended up buying a Bosch - only $790 for a 6.5k machine from Good Guys (not sure whether they are just…

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total beginner
May 11, 2009 2:54 pm
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leeton
May 11, 2009 3:08 pm
ken k
ken k
11 May 2009

Roof Restoration

Roof Restoration

This is one of the most amusing things I have heard if it didnt have a serious side About 4 weeks ago I decided to get my house roof renovated including all the pointing…

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ken k
May 11, 2009 5:49 pm
haywgl
haywgl
11 May 2009

Connecting electricity around handover

Connecting electricity around handover

Hmmm :th: I didn't even think to go and look at the meter Kek, but I noticed that none of our batton lights have bulbs in them so it would probably only work for the…

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haywgl
May 11, 2009 7:23 pm
haywgl
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
11 May 2009

Where Can I Find Example Drawings for Sheds, Carports, Etc..

Where Can I Find Example Drawings for Sheds, Carports, Etc..

Try Ranbuild. Or if you can get a copy of 'The Land' newspaper, there are heaps of companys that advertise in there.

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Hammerhead
May 11, 2009 10:31 pm
Hammerhead
quannum
quannum
12 May 2009

Home Warranty Insurance

Home Warranty Insurance

For those wondering, the answer from the OFT: The builder must purchase HMI for work over $12k, but they can't pass on the charge unless it's agreed to. IANAL, so please…

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quannum
May 12, 2009 9:05 pm
camelia
camelia
12 May 2009

renovation nightmare

renovation nightmare

Would like to tell you his name on this open forum but there are defamation laws. Can tell you via private email if possible

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camelia
May 12, 2009 9:17 pm

Hey Kevin :) Aren't they the best! :) I'd be lost without one. My mum and I use to breed them about 15 years ago. Once I get my house all set up and…

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Kevin Brown
May 12, 2009 9:28 pm
Kevin Brown
Eager
Eager
12 May 2009

Street lights on plan of subdivision??

Street lights on plan of subdivision??

Just a hint on streetlights, but it is by no means a definitive answer! If you live in a relatively short, curved street, chances are the streetlights will be on the side…

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Eager
May 12, 2009 10:59 pm
Eager
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 12:27 pm
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Daz7
May 13, 2009 12:45 pm
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 2:04 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 2:06 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 6:05 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 2:09 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 8:26 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 1:45 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 9:54 pm
Briz Ms
Briz Ms
15 May 2009

Rant re Poor Communication from Tradies

Rant re Poor Communication from Tradies
1, 2, 3

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 9:20 am
Briz Ms
kek
kek
15 May 2009

Return Air Vent

Return Air Vent
1, 2

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 1:49 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 16, 2009 12:56 am
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 10:50 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 11:36 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 4:53 pm


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