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Annietom
Annietom
13 April 2009

First home buyers grant extension - probable...

First home buyers grant extension - probable...

i Think if the FHBG is deleted in July than it may go down slightly, but not significantly. If think if it is reduced, the prices will continue to grow for now. hard…

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Annietom
Apr 13, 2009 1:07 pm
Annietom
sooty
sooty
13 April 2009

Hand over day

Hand over day

I asked to pick them up from the offices because it was Thursday before Good Friday and I wanted the keys before the Easter weekend to do some paint work in the house. …

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sooty
Apr 13, 2009 1:39 pm

Dear All: My first post! I have been reading for a while, thank you for this wonderful forum :) I have been thinking about renovating my house for a while, now am at a…

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mrfish
Apr 13, 2009 2:34 pm
DarylC
DarylC
13 April 2009

1kW Solar Power Systerms - fully installed for $749

1kW Solar Power Systerms - fully installed for $749

Michelle I am not 'flogging' anything nor am I a salesperson. Given how 'murky' the waters are with respect to solar power, we aim to be as transparent as possible. I…

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DarylC
Apr 13, 2009 3:01 pm
swanning_it
swanning_it
13 April 2009

PVD Coatings

PVD Coatings

Has anyone attempted to do the PVD process to door hardware and taps after they have the finished product? The reason I ask is, I really like the black chrome and gold…

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swanning_it
Apr 13, 2009 5:46 pm
swanning_it
homeone
homeone
13 April 2009

HIA Home Ideas Show 2009 - Free Tickets

HIA Home Ideas Show 2009 - Free Tickets

Dear All, As you're aware the 'HIA Home Ideas Show 2009 - Free Double Pass' Melbourne promotion has come to a close. We've had a solid influx of requests for double…

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homeone
Apr 13, 2009 11:58 pm
homeone
homeone
homeone
14 April 2009

HIA Home Show Sydney

HIA Home Show Sydney

This thread is now locked. Please continue discussion here: HIA Sydney Home Show 2009 - Free Double…

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homeone
Apr 14, 2009 1:01 am
homeone
joeygbh
joeygbh
14 April 2009

Porter Davis interiors...who designs them??

Porter Davis interiors...who designs them??
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Not quite yet... :lol: but the Keys display is almost identical in design, it has darker colours but…

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joeygbh
Apr 14, 2009 9:41 am
joeygbh
Briz Ms
Briz Ms
14 April 2009

Cheap star pickets/chicken wire - Brisbane North?

Cheap star pickets/chicken wire - Brisbane North?

We used zip ties to attach the wire to the pickets, and dug a little trench where the bottom of the fence would go then filled it back in to cover the base of the fence…

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Briz Ms
Apr 14, 2009 10:57 am
Briz Ms
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
14 April 2009

Garden Obstacle

Garden Obstacle

im thinking move your letterbox seriously.in my experience if you want telstra to do something not only will it take forever it will cost you an arm and a leg for them to…

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bingoshelley
Apr 14, 2009 11:44 am
hrb93
hrb93
14 April 2009

FHOG - Just a view

FHOG - Just a view

Don't forget, part of the problem was people could not save the deposit fast enough, as house prices were increasing by more than they could save per year. So they had to…

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hrb93
Apr 14, 2009 1:52 pm
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
14 April 2009

How to glue concrete post back?

How to glue concrete post back?

Might be easier and safer to just replace it alltogeather with a new one. Just a thought. Pat.

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Pat the draftie
Apr 14, 2009 3:18 pm
Pat the draftie
beattun
beattun
14 April 2009

Abbreviations in the forum?

Abbreviations in the forum?

you will definitely find women use the abbreviations more than men im not trying to start a sexist sh-tfight here, but you know its true!

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beattun
Apr 14, 2009 5:13 pm
Kris000
Kris000
14 April 2009

Hand painted kitchen cabinets vs laminated/vacuum-form

Hand painted kitchen cabinets vs laminated/vacuum-form

Hi Everyone, I am undecided on whether or not to go hand painted or laminate :-/ I am after a kitchen will lots of character and is unique staying under 15k. Standard…

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Kris000
Apr 14, 2009 9:32 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
14 April 2009

Look what I bought last night.....

Look what I bought last night.....

will also be ordering some more goodies from you guys in the next week..…

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wakeboardandy
Apr 14, 2009 9:53 pm
wakeboardandy
quannum
quannum
14 April 2009

Hourly charges from a builder - what's normal?

Hourly charges from a builder - what's normal?

Thanks for all the help guys. I'll ensure that we don't pay for his (or his subcontractors) mistakes. However, he seems to be trying to charge us for 'administration' as…

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quannum
Apr 14, 2009 10:01 pm

Ariston Washing Machine

Ariston Washing Machine

Hi Didn't know Hardly Normal owned Ariston! :o We've had our Ariston front loader for approx 12 months and I absoluely love it. Had a S!7ps@n front loader prior to…

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overthebuildingprocess
Apr 14, 2009 11:21 pm
suh
suh
15 April 2009

The tale of 8 bar stools...

The tale of 8 bar stools...
1, 2

Matt, I thought you were going to say you bought them back off ebay ::wornout::

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suh
Apr 15, 2009 10:53 am
suh
James Bond
James Bond
15 April 2009

Can you recommend a credit card with a good rewards package?

Can you recommend a credit card with a good rewards package?

I am now the proud owner of a Westpac altitude. Thanks for your recommendations! JB

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James Bond
Apr 15, 2009 12:19 pm
James Bond
lisanne
lisanne
15 April 2009

Ewwww a dust storm

Ewwww a dust storm

We didn't in Melbourne but they did just mention on the Ch9 weather that there were dust storms up North and part of the Hume was closed

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lisanne
Apr 15, 2009 7:31 pm
Hellman109
Hellman109
15 April 2009

When buying Land

When buying Land

In QLD I would take full town services to mean no gas (piped gas isnt common there) but in VIC Id take it as including gas. But check with the developer, or see what…

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Hellman109
Apr 15, 2009 8:36 pm
stu
stu
16 April 2009

Apart From eBay ......

Apart From eBay ......

Try: http://www.freecycle.org All free stuff!

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stu
Apr 16, 2009 9:28 am
stu
stockdalek
stockdalek
16 April 2009

Porter Davis Cateogies of tiles etc

Porter Davis Cateogies of tiles etc

Thanks guys I appreciate the feedback. First time building and the whole colour selection thing seems to be quite daunting. Going to visit national tiles and Hopetoun…

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stockdalek
Apr 16, 2009 11:13 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
16 April 2009

Geotech report requested by Council

Geotech report requested by Council

Nice spot! A friend of mine purchased the slopiest block - dopey didn't realise that it was the block with the most slope when he was bidding - didn't look at the contour…

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stonecutter1309
Apr 16, 2009 12:18 pm
stonecutter1309
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
16 April 2009

Gases from particle Board/bookcases/units etc

Gases from particle Board/bookcases/units etc

I bought some imported solid wood chest of drawers a couple of years back. Beautiful, and already stained. There was a slight lacquer smell to it, but nothing unpleasant…

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Cabinfever
Apr 16, 2009 5:59 pm
Cabinfever
vidiot
vidiot
16 April 2009

Timber Overlay Floors - Opinions on Laying Methods Please

Timber Overlay Floors - Opinions on Laying Methods Please

Our builder does it (direct to slab) and will do it for our home (we're roofing at the moment). Not all timbers are amenable, and of course the surface has to be very…

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vidiot
Apr 16, 2009 7:52 pm
gavinthomas
gavinthomas
16 April 2009

DA APPROVALS NSW

DA APPROVALS NSW

we fall under campbelltown city council (nsw)

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gavinthomas
Apr 16, 2009 9:08 pm
umanuu
umanuu
16 April 2009

Where do you start ?

Where do you start ?

Hi all, Feel a bit out of my depth here, I am a chef...... so take it easy ! and basically we are having our Queenslander lifted and we are building in underneath in…

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umanuu
Apr 16, 2009 10:16 pm
James Bond
James Bond
17 April 2009

Building material - Foam

Building material - Foam

Does rendering it make it much stronger? I didn't know that, I wouldn't mind having the side of the house against the side fence done with that as it…

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James Bond
Apr 17, 2009 9:59 am
James Bond
just Erin
just Erin
17 April 2009

Building in Doreen.....

Building in Doreen.....

Hey Jacinta, your sisters sound like a dream! Trade you any day! Mine is yet to ask a single question about the block or the house... it's been 10 weeks now since we…

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just Erin
Apr 17, 2009 6:08 pm
just Erin

Solar vs electricity

Solar vs electricity
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Not really wanting to walk into this debate about whether PV is useless or not, whether the govt is peddling the wrong product or whether you're better to curb your demand…

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overthebuildingprocess
Apr 17, 2009 11:39 pm
bigred
bigred
18 April 2009

So excited!!!!

So excited!!!!

Awesome letterbox, but the only letters I get are bills. I'd be better off without the damn thing! :-)

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bigred
Apr 18, 2009 1:11 am
bigred
da68za
da68za
18 April 2009

DELETE THE SPAMMERS!!!!!

DELETE THE SPAMMERS!!!!!

ooh ooh look i am silver again O:-)

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da68za
Apr 18, 2009 5:24 am
da68za
the mont
the mont
18 April 2009

Bloody Developer!!

Bloody Developer!!

when buying anything off the plan - whether a block of land, a house or an apartment - your solicitor should always insist on a 'sunset date'. i.e. if registration does…

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the mont
Apr 18, 2009 6:00 pm
Bam
Bam
18 April 2009

So, you all have solar panels....

So, you all have solar panels....

^ I learnt that much from the expo! :lol: I just wanted to know whether particular soalr panels were dedicated to a particular function, and from what you said they are. So…

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Bam
Apr 18, 2009 6:12 pm
Bam
Teddy Bär
Teddy Bär
18 April 2009

colour of brick in relation to most visible at a distance

colour of brick in relation to most visible at a distance

We have a council that is attempting to impose a set of brick colours mostly of cream, yellow and gold on the basis that as our part of the estate is visible from the…

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Teddy Bär
Apr 18, 2009 7:46 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
18 April 2009

Blow in Insulation... Dangerous???

Blow in Insulation... Dangerous???

I used to have the recycled newspaper type and I can tell you it burnt very easily. I also spent in total about 20 hours bagging it all up in the roof by hand which was…

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Dukekamaya
Apr 18, 2009 8:06 pm
Dukekamaya
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
19 April 2009

How many squares - how to calculate?

How many squares - how to calculate?

Hey HomeAngels, You can do it 2 ways :: 1.…

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JohnAndTarin
Apr 19, 2009 9:02 am
JohnAndTarin
klscomps
klscomps
19 April 2009

Did your neighbours colour choices influence yours?

Did your neighbours colour choices influence yours?
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My land was in an estate that is probably about 5 years old so only my block and one opposite not built on. I picked what I wanted and only noticed a few weeks ago that…

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klscomps
Apr 19, 2009 4:19 pm
laurend
laurend
19 April 2009

anyone seen this table?

anyone seen this table?

its on the cover of the new inside out mag. Its in an artists house in spain!

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laurend
Apr 19, 2009 6:04 pm
laurend
ginger
ginger
19 April 2009

Variations!!

Variations!!

I totally agree. I would never dream of not consulting with a client if any changes were required to my brief (and hence I needed more $$ to cpmplete a job). It seems…

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ginger
Apr 19, 2009 8:42 pm
James Bond
James Bond
20 April 2009

Concrete, steel frame and bricklaying (brick veneer) costs

Concrete, steel frame and bricklaying (brick veneer) costs

Sorry for bombarding you with all these questions. Do the steel frame costs that…

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James Bond
Apr 20, 2009 11:53 am
James Bond
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 April 2009

Hospitality

Hospitality
1, 2, 3

I noticed when voting that the 'no stuff ém' choice has a ZERO rating. So that would mean to me that SO FAR, NOBODY, yes NOBODY would refrain…

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ECOECO
Apr 20, 2009 1:08 pm
ECOECO
suh
suh
20 April 2009

My new artwork - the Tree of Life!

My new artwork - the Tree of Life!
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That's gorgeous donuts. Have you seen the gynormous ones in metal with the lights behind it, exactly the same tree as yours.…

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suh
Apr 20, 2009 2:38 pm
suh
ThatGirlCal
ThatGirlCal
20 April 2009

colour consultant with dennis homes

colour consultant with dennis homes

Hi Im also building with Dennis homes have just started, my experience so far with them has been good apart from how long it all takes to get…

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ThatGirlCal
Apr 20, 2009 3:11 pm
ThatGirlCal
jbadell
jbadell
20 April 2009

Tile v's tin roof

Tile v's tin roof

I would suggest looking at the other houses in the street / area. In my view its important that your house doesnt look out of place or unusual in its surrounding. If all…

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jbadell
Apr 20, 2009 5:42 pm
Commodore
Commodore
20 April 2009

laundry tub

laundry tub

thanks guys, clarkes seem to have one at 380mm just was wondering if there was one which was narrower as am trying to fit a tub and washer into 1000mm

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Commodore
Apr 20, 2009 9:21 pm
Judie
Judie
20 April 2009

Stealing already?

Stealing already?

Someone burnt down the church on my new street over the weekend. I did hear sirens that night, but didn't know where they came from. They left the church hall standing…

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Judie
Apr 20, 2009 11:47 pm
Judie
Handy_Randy
Handy_Randy
21 April 2009

Toxic Chinese wallboard

Toxic Chinese wallboard

Is that also a problem down in Australia? If so, then what do people charge for removal services? Recently in America there is alot of work ripping this stuff out as it is…

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Handy_Randy
Apr 21, 2009 2:49 pm


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