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bingoshelley
bingoshelley
26 April 2009

Am I entitled to know the prices of building items?

Am I entitled to know the prices of building items?

The things I'm wanting to see prices for are variations to standard items. We are getting slugged for changing taps, towel rails etc, adding…

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bingoshelley
Apr 26, 2009 9:57 am
mandylee0216
mandylee0216
28 November 2009

Feng Shui

Feng Shui
1, 2, 3

I guess there's nothing wrong with believing with Feng Shui or applying it to your homes or buildings, as long as it does not harm anybody and it would still look…

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mandylee0216
Nov 28, 2009 12:39 am
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
26 April 2009

$1,200 for a custom made coffee table :S

$1,200 for a custom made coffee table :S
1, 2

holy cow i want a complete kitchen delux setting for those prices. try fantastic furniture they have cheap pine ones around $70.00 buy some stain sand it back and stain…

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bingoshelley
Apr 26, 2009 12:49 pm
kyton
kyton
21 July 2009

Bath plumbing leaking - what to do?

Bath plumbing leaking - what to do?

MrT - this happened exactly the same in the newly built home we are renting. First time kiddies had a bath it poured straight down into the family room through a vent in…

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kyton
Jul 21, 2009 3:38 pm
kyton
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Eljay
Apr 27, 2009 12:18 am
serge44
serge44
27 April 2009

product review

product review

your state BSA site will have factual information though is the gateway…

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serge44
Apr 27, 2009 8:01 pm
serge44
ani
ani
27 April 2009

enduroshield

enduroshield

I suppose you know if the Enduroshield has worked by now! Can you please give us some feedback so we know whether or not it's worth it? Anyone else had any success with…

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ani
Apr 27, 2009 9:19 pm
ani
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
28 April 2009

Advice Needed - Fallen tree on block from neighbour

Advice Needed - Fallen tree on block from neighbour

There are lots of links and discussions that Google will reveal to you about this exact issue. The gist of it is that typically your neighbour is NOT obliged to pay your…

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Cabinfever
Apr 28, 2009 1:46 am
Cabinfever
Earthling
Earthling
28 April 2009

Advantages/Disadvantages of living next to a town centre ?

Advantages/Disadvantages of living next to a town centre ?
1, 2

Ive lived close to two BIG shopping centres in my life and my only concern was the Airconditioners running 24/7. The ones at Casuarina Shopping Centre in Darwin (biggest…

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Earthling
Apr 28, 2009 9:49 am
Bananas
Bananas
28 April 2009

How to attach beam/rail to fascia?

How to attach beam/rail to fascia?

what sort of roof do you have on the existinfg house ? If its tiles lift them up fix a whaling plate under your gutter through the fgacia and then notch your rafters…

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Bananas
Apr 28, 2009 10:03 am
Annelies
Annelies
28 April 2009

How deep to dig a trench for an outdoor electric cable ?

How deep to dig a trench for an outdoor electric cable ?

Definitely before, Fu Manchu, as we got the Property Pole placed last September, we did not know all the INS and OUTS about cables, just found a Cable checklist on the…

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Annelies
Apr 28, 2009 11:06 am
Annelies
laura2009
laura2009
28 April 2009

Buying block - did you 'bargain'

Buying block - did you 'bargain'
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The asking price for our place was $290 and we made an offer of $285k (has a two bed house on it which we rent out until the big KABAM!). We thought it was a bargain at…

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laura2009
Apr 28, 2009 12:51 pm
Australian5Star
Australian5Star
28 April 2009

5 star energy rated homes

5 star energy rated homes
1, 2

Lisanne I would give them a call it should only take them a week or two at the longest

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Australian5Star
Apr 28, 2009 3:40 pm
Australian5Star
purpleninja
purpleninja
28 April 2009

We got our planning permit - interesting item on it......

We got our planning permit - interesting item on it......

Could be a misunderstanding based on the council's inaccurate understanding of your plans/intentions. Definitely contact them and get it clarified - you don't want…

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purpleninja
Apr 28, 2009 10:06 pm
katie08
katie08
28 April 2009

Slab Heating costs

Slab Heating costs

We just picked up our floor heating from Ballarat on the weekend. We are installing hydronic floor heating into our slab and it cost $5550 for supply of the system. This…

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katie08
Apr 28, 2009 10:35 pm
katie08
Casa2
Casa2
28 April 2009

Powersmart Home

Powersmart Home

thats ok if you don't have young…

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Casa2
Apr 28, 2009 11:57 pm
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
29 April 2009

Relocating/transporting a timber frame home?

Relocating/transporting a timber frame home?

your best place for answers is ring a company that removes houses (kilmore house relocaters) i found them very helpful when we were considering this option. i know we had…

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bingoshelley
Apr 29, 2009 1:59 am
gizben
gizben
29 April 2009

Brick Mortar - Flat or Flush / Raked / Rolled

Brick Mortar - Flat or Flush / Raked / Rolled

We only had the option of raked joints, not sure why as I like flush and thought it would be easier for them. The builder however will only do raked joints on all their…

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gizben
Apr 29, 2009 10:44 am
becdoll
becdoll
29 April 2009

Builder recommendation

Builder recommendation

I was wondering if anyone can recommend a builder for a small remodel in Sydney (upper north shore)? I am having the hardest time getting a quote...they come out and look…

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becdoll
Apr 29, 2009 12:11 pm
Rex
Rex
29 April 2009

Aquaponics

Aquaponics

My mate has talked about water heating using a pool heater, but not sure when he's going to get it going.

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Rex
Apr 29, 2009 2:04 pm
raeking
raeking
29 April 2009

Alfresco or Not?

Alfresco or Not?
1, 2

I guess I prefer a pergola as I want it to be an 'indoor' extension of the garden rather than an 'outdoor' extension of the house - does that…

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raeking
Apr 29, 2009 4:47 pm
extendingneveragain
extendingneveragain
29 April 2009

Wanting to increase floorplan by 700mm - is $8000 excessive?

Wanting to increase floorplan by 700mm - is $8000 excessive?

Hi there, I am new to this site but here goes. I agree that you should get the break down of the why and what this $8000 is made up of. Make sure you also have the…

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extendingneveragain
Apr 29, 2009 5:06 pm
cazz79
cazz79
29 April 2009

Bonaire/Vulcan Heating and Refrigerated cooling

Bonaire/Vulcan Heating and Refrigerated cooling

Hi There, Does anyone have a Bonaire/Vulcan Ducted heater with the add on Refrigerated Cooling in their home? I am looking at installing this in my new home and would…

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cazz79
Apr 29, 2009 6:01 pm
ozzroo
ozzroo
29 April 2009

Grass responsibility before settlement on land

Grass responsibility before settlement on land

Most developers will and are really under responsibility to maintain the upkeep on blocks that are currently not registered even though you may have a deposit etc on…

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ozzroo
Apr 29, 2009 9:58 pm
bunsen
bunsen
29 April 2009

Neighbours Garage Construction

Neighbours Garage Construction

Thanks for the information - can't see this Council issuing a demolition order could possibly get a fine! That to us is neither hear nor there, one thing for sure - we…

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bunsen
Apr 29, 2009 10:25 pm
joles
joles
29 April 2009

Starting new rennovation on red brick home, Gold Coast

Starting new rennovation on red brick home, Gold Coast

Hi and welcome to the forum! :D Most of us are pretty crap with words and need pics! If you can get some pics up... you'll get heaps of ideas/opinions! :D

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joles
Apr 29, 2009 10:40 pm
joles
Pixelated
Pixelated
29 April 2009

Single Lever Mixers vs Traditional Taps

Single Lever Mixers vs Traditional Taps

I phoned my plumber and he just laughed when I told him the story. He agrees with you, vvs mand, that installing a mixer should take any competant plumber less than 15…

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Pixelated
Apr 29, 2009 10:52 pm
Pixelated
ChrisL
ChrisL
29 April 2009

What to look for in a builder - how to decide who to use

What to look for in a builder - how to decide who to use

Just bear in mind that builders rely on their contractors. Some are good, some are not so good. So, one customer can be very happy with the quality (good contractors…

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ChrisL
Apr 29, 2009 10:58 pm
mek
mek
30 April 2009

Attention Kleenmaid customers

Attention Kleenmaid customers

This is from today's newspaper: Attention Kleenmaid customers If you have any financial loss as a result of the unfortunate events with Kleenmaid, call us within the…

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mek
Apr 30, 2009 1:34 pm
mek
fredstar
fredstar
1 May 2009

Choosing Insurance company

Choosing Insurance company

Thanks for the link going to check it out

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fredstar
May 01, 2009 9:00 am
kek
kek
1 May 2009

Optical Fibre seen in Riverdale on Plenty estate in Mernda

Optical Fibre seen in Riverdale on Plenty estate in Mernda

It pretty much comes down to what Telstra or the estate is prepared to pay for in regards to the infrastructure and how close you are to the…

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kek
May 01, 2009 9:48 am
kek
donuts
donuts
1 May 2009

Insurance

Insurance

what about i-select.com.au? Has anyone used them? not sure if they are only for health insurance or other types :th:

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donuts
May 01, 2009 10:37 am
donuts
ChrisL
ChrisL
1 May 2009

Choosing utility providers

Choosing utility providers

I think I agree. I'm with TruEnergy and yes, I get the discounts. But a few years ago, I delved into…

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ChrisL
May 01, 2009 6:24 pm
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Bella19
May 01, 2009 7:38 pm
cmooring
cmooring
2 May 2009

Can my windows be repaired?

Can my windows be repaired?

Thanks all. The damage isn't too noticeable unless you are up close. We are still doing some more work around that area, so once it is all done, I will take a closer look…

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cmooring
May 02, 2009 3:45 pm
cmooring
itskaren
itskaren
2 May 2009

New to site,can anyone recommend builder in Montrose area...

New to site,can anyone recommend builder in Montrose area...

We are in the middle of buying a 4000m plot of land in Mt Dandenong. It has a very small unit on it which needs renovating including walls to be build. There are timber…

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itskaren
May 02, 2009 3:54 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
2 May 2009

Why are tiles colder on floorboards than slabs?

Why are tiles colder on floorboards than slabs?

Its because the concrete slab retains heat. Heat generated by heating, the building being warmed up during the day and indeed the heat given off…

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wakeboardandy
May 02, 2009 5:08 pm
wakeboardandy
sdabel
sdabel
3 May 2009

calculating rain water tank size

calculating rain water tank size

I did this as a budget type of calculation, for each month calculated the water harvest based on average rainfall for the month less the water consumed. In the winter…

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sdabel
May 03, 2009 1:53 am
sdabel
Hellman109
Hellman109
3 May 2009

privary open to public in a display house!!!

privary open to public in a display house!!!

I know our builder does too, but in locked cupboards in the 'office' area (converted garage), not in an open area!

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Hellman109
May 03, 2009 2:45 pm
haywgl
haywgl
4 May 2009

Stain for stairs

Stain for stairs

Awesome thanks Donuts :)

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haywgl
May 04, 2009 3:34 pm
haywgl
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nesspop
May 04, 2009 8:05 pm
nesspop
borg
borg
4 May 2009

Photoshop colors number

Photoshop colors number

hey guys thanks for all this, this is really usefull stuff!!!

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borg
May 04, 2009 8:32 pm
borg
sooty
sooty
4 May 2009

Outstanding "debt" from previous land owner

Outstanding "debt" from previous land owner
1, 2

Yes I believe the Act I was paraphrasing from is a WA state act.

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sooty
May 04, 2009 9:00 pm
Jac6007
Jac6007
4 May 2009

Jarrah bifolds - gloss or satin varnish?

Jarrah bifolds - gloss or satin varnish?

Just had our new Jarrah (I know lots of maintenance) - 5 leaf bifold doors installed. They are being varnished with a clear varnish tomorrow - no stain. As they are an…

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Jac6007
May 04, 2009 11:20 pm
sooty
sooty
4 May 2009

Builder Refusing to install Tiles from another supplier?

Builder Refusing to install Tiles from another supplier?

Which state are you in? As I posted, I deleted all splashback tiling from the kitchen with no problem. But I'm in WA so possibly different rules for you.

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sooty
May 04, 2009 11:32 pm
kek
kek
5 May 2009

Final Inspection

Final Inspection

Have you contacted your council? They should have records of permits etc and also will be able to tell you what's required to complete the process.

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kek
May 05, 2009 8:57 am
kek
Macy
Macy
5 May 2009

Lounge must go?

Lounge must go?

Just to clarify my answer, my preference is for the plan marked Plan 1, which is . . . Bathroom Bedroom Bedroom/Lounge Joles summed it up…

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Macy
May 05, 2009 12:28 pm
Ben01
Ben01
5 May 2009

Cylinder mower advice - Alroh vs Masport

Cylinder mower advice - Alroh vs Masport

Hi all, I'm looking at buying a cylinder mower and having a bit of trouble deciding which to get. The Alroh im looking at is 18.5" with Honda engine - comes in at…

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Ben01
May 05, 2009 9:13 pm

DIY Driveway

DIY Driveway

Just 2 c, unless you are quite good in this and got the skill and time...may be it's better to do it properly by professionals, which would in most cases look better and…

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building.our.first.house
May 05, 2009 11:50 pm
building.our.first.house
lisanne
lisanne
6 May 2009

FHBG extension in VIC has been confirmed for 1 more year ..

FHBG extension in VIC has been confirmed for 1 more year ..

The Vic one is the FHOG, which is $5k which iTalk is talking about, the FHOB is federal and is $21k for building and $14 for existing dwelling - more will be known next…

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lisanne
May 06, 2009 2:17 pm


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