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mel_in_laurimar
mel_in_laurimar
19 May 2009

Building new home

Building new home

Dealing with Lorenzo too, I actually went past a arban house under construction today in Craigieburn, looked pretty good. So far haven't heard anything too bad -…

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mel_in_laurimar
May 19, 2009 10:54 pm

Front Exterior Colours

Front Exterior Colours

With all that sand, it looks like a West Aussie home :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 20, 2009 2:21 am
TheGardenWhisperer
JJ305
JJ305
20 May 2009

First Home Owners Boost

First Home Owners Boost

You have to sign the contract before the grant runs out. But you don't get the money in your pocket until the slab is down which has to be in the time bracket of 26 weeks. ::lol::

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JJ305
May 20, 2009 12:42 pm
Macy
Macy
20 May 2009

What to do when neighbour didn't build a retaining wall

What to do when neighbour didn't build a retaining wall

Our relatives needed to pay for repairs to the retaining wall along one side of the house they bought. Apparently it was their responsibility because it was the ground…

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Macy
May 20, 2009 5:03 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
21 May 2009

phone connection

phone connection

Up to your builder so you'll need to check to see if they're happy with you doing this. If so you can get it done beforehand as long as you're not taking your…

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purpleninja
May 21, 2009 7:29 am
billdsl
billdsl
21 May 2009

Bantix Mosquito SLAYER! DIE MOSQUITOS!

Bantix Mosquito SLAYER! DIE MOSQUITOS!

the cheap one was just something like this from bunnings, $100 http://www.bugkiller.com.au/home.htm i would spend the extra and get the bantix if i was buying one and…

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billdsl
May 21, 2009 10:45 am
billdsl
clath
clath
21 May 2009

Delfin Lakeside residents handed an....

Delfin Lakeside residents handed an....

Clath, our estate is run by Stockland. I know that one of the conditions of the planning permit was that they would maintain all public areas for a…

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clath
May 21, 2009 1:18 pm
clath
mikeval
mikeval
21 May 2009

Austral Bricks Stimulus Package Sale

Austral Bricks Stimulus Package Sale

Yeah, it is a good deal. We are planning to order the retaining wall package. 8)

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mikeval
May 21, 2009 2:17 pm
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Macy
May 21, 2009 3:33 pm
esg
esg
21 May 2009

Laundry in a cupboard - help....

Laundry in a cupboard - help....

Oh, and these are the doors I'm thinking about getting http://www.hettich.com.au/302.htm They are not attached on the sides, so can be completely opened to one side or…

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esg
May 21, 2009 3:51 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
21 May 2009

Porcelain tiler

Porcelain tiler

Try AHS tiling henry 0425219232 He does work for me and Ive always been happy with his work. His rates are very reasonable.

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vvs mand
May 21, 2009 6:39 pm
EP11
EP11
21 May 2009

NEXT STEP???

NEXT STEP???

Hello all, New to this site... My husband and i are renovating our home. our proposed extension will be 110m2. We have just got our plans finalised from our drafstmen. Was…

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EP11
May 21, 2009 8:45 pm
kexkez
kexkez
21 May 2009

What color colorbond roof?

What color colorbond roof?
1, 2

we've got ironstone so check out my thread for some pictures.

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kexkez
May 21, 2009 9:06 pm
kexkez

Hi, Anyone here building with Perception or know where to get the wall cladding. You can see their display house at Burn Beach. If you building with Perception can you…

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noidea
May 21, 2009 11:00 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
22 May 2009

Bus stop.

Bus stop.
1, 2

That's extremely interesting. Have you a local paper that might be interested in pursuing this ? I think it's a decent local story: bus company installs own bus stops on…

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Cabinfever
May 22, 2009 2:15 am
Cabinfever
kmjackson
kmjackson
22 May 2009

Settlers Run

Settlers Run

Hi, I purchased my block last year and construction will being any day now. I have already been using the country club facilities just to keep the kids excited about…

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kmjackson
May 22, 2009 5:56 pm
Annietom
Annietom
23 May 2009

Stamp duty

Stamp duty

obviously if you live in hong kong, I'm assuming this is an investment property which you probably rent out. In any case, you need to check with your accountant about…

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Annietom
May 23, 2009 8:34 pm
Annietom
kek
kek
23 May 2009

Best way to get rid of step from back door.

Best way to get rid of step from back door.

We had five steps down from our deck at our old place and none of our kids injured themselves (badly) falling down them. One managed to split his head open running through…

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kek
May 23, 2009 10:34 pm
kek
hmmmmm
hmmmmm
24 May 2009

Not happy!

Not happy!

thanks all for the replies.. the bricks that were in our original contract were through a different company and now discontinued anyway.. so it looks like we have no…

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hmmmmm
May 24, 2009 11:00 am
paulhend
paulhend
24 May 2009

Saniflo macerating and grey water pumping systems

Saniflo macerating and grey water pumping systems

anyone had any experience with this system want to put in bathroom on ground floor but pump the waste into the existing waste pipes that run across the ceiling [ serves…

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paulhend
May 24, 2009 4:12 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
24 May 2009

What width and height is a laundry chute door?

What width and height is a laundry chute door?

What is the maximum distance from the chute door upstairs and the opening downstairs so it runs smoothly? It's not possible for us to have an opening upstairs right above…

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gettingThere
May 24, 2009 4:17 pm
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
24 May 2009

The Chase, Berwick - Fencer?

The Chase, Berwick - Fencer?

Thanks Pheonix. Can you recall what they charge? AVJ got back to me and said they had used Gavin Howard Fencing, I called them and they ell me $55 per linear meter for…

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Tony & Emma
May 24, 2009 8:10 pm
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hunts01
May 24, 2009 10:25 pm
James Bond
James Bond
26 May 2009

And off we go - excavations and concrete.

And off we go - excavations and concrete.

What size rod do you have to use to bolt down a house post? M20 ?? and how deep? What chemset has been specified by your…

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James Bond
May 26, 2009 6:32 am
James Bond
vvs mand
vvs mand
26 May 2009

hot water pipe material

hot water pipe material

Lower line is the cold water supply. Upper line is the hot water line. Instantaneous HWS connects to the two long brass fittings. NO. It…

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vvs mand
May 26, 2009 8:25 am
Jess09
Jess09
26 May 2009

Standard facade - no render etc

Standard facade - no render etc
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i purchased an 800m2 corner block and according to the covenant all street facing sides must be rendered - i decided it would stupid having only 2 sides rendered so have…

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Jess09
May 26, 2009 11:32 am
Jess09
mareetina
mareetina
26 May 2009

Overhead Power lines to established homes

Overhead Power lines to established homes

My DH spoke to energy aust and an electrician yesterday about power for our rural block. I didn't want overhead, but if you want 'high voltage' or the power has to travel…

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mareetina
May 26, 2009 2:05 pm
Macy
Macy
26 May 2009

Exhaust pipe installation - Bosch vent dryers

Exhaust pipe installation - Bosch vent dryers

Surely the dryer has a lint filter? That would be an awful lot of fluff to just be blowing out of the house. Please check, because not cleaning out the filter regularly…

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Macy
May 26, 2009 3:32 pm
ChrisL
ChrisL
26 May 2009

Rainwater Tank on a sloping block

Rainwater Tank on a sloping block

Other options include underground tank or collect water from a shed. Your proposal seems a good one. Chris

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ChrisL
May 26, 2009 8:32 pm
ani
ani
26 May 2009

Cost to Finish Off a House

Cost to Finish Off a House
1, 2

Thanks for the info guys! The quokka is a great resource here (and my friend does the illustrations on the front page!) I often forget about looking for good quality…

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ani
May 26, 2009 10:02 pm
ani
ellyash
ellyash
26 May 2009

Anyone else waiting for their Kleenmaid Products?

Anyone else waiting for their Kleenmaid Products?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I'm looking forward to the criminal charges being layed, which is looking increasingly likely. I'm not a vindictive person by nature, but to knowingly do…

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ellyash
May 26, 2009 10:33 pm
kristofw
kristofw
26 May 2009

Building Inspector in Perth ?

Building Inspector in Perth ?

I would ring the office up and just say what you have told us. Having dealt with him a few times I have always found him professional and sure they would…

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kristofw
May 26, 2009 10:58 pm
kristofw
D&SG
D&SG
27 May 2009

Stair balustrading for kids.......Horizontal v Vertical

Stair balustrading for kids.......Horizontal v Vertical

Are you my husband? :th: He said exactly the same thing to me last night.....thats how much he wants the horizontal. I told him to stop trying…

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D&SG
May 27, 2009 11:35 am
D&SG
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
27 May 2009

Timber retaining wall Berwick, sugestions for who to use?

Timber retaining wall Berwick, sugestions for who to use?

Hi all.... Can anyone point me in the direction of a timber retaining wall contractor? I don;t want anything fancy, just something that holds the soil back. It id for…

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Tony & Emma
May 27, 2009 1:28 pm
JJ305
JJ305
27 May 2009

Help

Help

Focus06, just be careful. You have posted a plan that you are basically copying, just changing things around. You have potentially left yourself…

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JJ305
May 27, 2009 2:31 pm
chuth77
chuth77
27 May 2009

Kitchen/new room electrical disaster

Kitchen/new room electrical disaster

I'd hate to say it.. But.. Without a solid contract, the work has been completed by the kitchen company... Where abouts are you located? What state? Most contracts don't…

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chuth77
May 27, 2009 2:56 pm
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
27 May 2009

What are the processes from here? I'm confused :(

What are the processes from here? I'm confused :(

Hi Eljay, Banks have a few terms which get thrown around and can get confusing. These are: 1. Pre-approval You're basic over the web valuation…

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TimmyDunlop
May 27, 2009 5:33 pm
SYD-YYZ
SYD-YYZ
28 May 2009

Cost of structural engineers?

Cost of structural engineers?

Does anyone know the cost of a structural engineer? We need to get one to do a report on our site prior to builder tender.

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SYD-YYZ
May 28, 2009 1:00 pm
Hels
Hels
28 May 2009

How to re stain a new dinning table?

How to re stain a new dinning table?

I would take it to a furniture restorer and get it done professionally. I recently bought some secondhand furniture and the coffee table top is marked. I have been quoted…

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Hels
May 28, 2009 1:17 pm
Hels
belzy
belzy
28 May 2009

looking for new house/land

looking for new house/land

We are building at Sandarra in Sandhurst - according to the metlink website it will be about 50 mins into the city (where i work) from both the merinda park or carrum…

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belzy
May 28, 2009 5:13 pm
klscomps
klscomps
28 May 2009

Minimum bedroom size???

Minimum bedroom size???

I would leave as is for the moment as it doesn't sound like you need it as a bedroom at the moment but can still get good use out of it as a study/spare room with good…

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klscomps
May 28, 2009 6:22 pm
donuts
donuts
28 May 2009

The story of a front fence

The story of a front fence
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thanks Mark, they are a small company who I believe build houses and stuff as well as fences. Not sure where you are; PM me if you like.

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donuts
May 28, 2009 9:29 pm
donuts
to_do_list
to_do_list
28 May 2009

Boral Masonry Factory Seconds (40% of RRP)....not spam!

Boral Masonry Factory Seconds (40% of RRP)....not spam!

I must be on some email list at Boral... :? anyway someone may be interested... Boral Masonry factory seconds - concrete bricks, blocks, pavers and retaining wall blocks…

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to_do_list
May 28, 2009 10:53 pm
to_do_list
Pebble
Pebble
28 May 2009

Floating floor cleaning gear

Floating floor cleaning gear

Yes, a friend of mine sells Enjo as a side thing, you just need to find a dealer in your area like others have said, then just fill out a form and they will order whatever…

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Pebble
May 28, 2009 11:21 pm
Pebble
wonderland
wonderland
29 May 2009

Design assessment panel-Marriot Waters

Design assessment panel-Marriot Waters

Why are there two ongoing threads that are exactly the same peedee?

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wonderland
May 29, 2009 1:33 pm
wonderland
gweluphome
gweluphome
29 May 2009

Is this variation charge fair?

Is this variation charge fair?

Daveden, I completely understand your frustration over the Kleenmaid variation but any of the structural changes ....like your door and cornices. I would ask for the…

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gweluphome
May 29, 2009 4:08 pm
lymbo
lymbo
29 May 2009

roof tiles

roof tiles

found konkrete roof tiles at the address below Statewide Salvage 18 Wood Street BASSENDEAN WA 6054 08 93783111

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lymbo
May 29, 2009 5:46 pm
lisanne
lisanne
29 May 2009

Where to go in Melbourne for furniture and accessories??

Where to go in Melbourne for furniture and accessories??

There are a few furniture places on Burnley St between Victoria Street and Bridge Road, near Vic Gardens

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lisanne
May 29, 2009 8:20 pm
themax
themax
29 May 2009

Top floor unit roof reno

Top floor unit roof reno

No, can't help, but you did send me down memory lane for a moment here. Spent most of my life at that beach, went to Maroubra Bay High (now gone), spent a lot of money…

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themax
May 29, 2009 8:21 pm
themax

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