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Hellman109
Hellman109
23 April 2009

THE AGE - First home-owner deadline looms: Rudd

THE AGE - First home-owner deadline looms: Rudd

It will be interesting to see what house prices do in the next few months then!

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Hellman109
Apr 23, 2009 1:29 pm
Becster
Becster
23 April 2009

From 3 to 2 bedrooms. Your thoughts?

From 3 to 2 bedrooms. Your thoughts?

I think the problem is your market isnt even going to see the "amazing" backyard which makes up for the lack of a 3rd bedroom, as people tend to have the bedroom count as…

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Becster
Apr 23, 2009 4:38 pm
MKR
MKR
23 April 2009

Home Ideas Show Melbourne 15-19April 2009

Home Ideas Show Melbourne 15-19April 2009
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

oh and thanks for the tickets homeone and Nicola. We actually got 3 in the post from you :o , so we gave one pass to friends :D

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MKR
Apr 23, 2009 5:49 pm
MKR
netadct
netadct
23 April 2009

Fireplace repairs

Fireplace repairs

How do i go about repairing the bricks/mortar at the bottom of a fireplace. The mortar/bricks (1) have been damaged/fallen out over time. Is this a special…

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netadct
Apr 23, 2009 7:04 pm
James Bond
James Bond
23 April 2009

Do plasterers always do a wet skim coat here?

Do plasterers always do a wet skim coat here?

Thanks for the responses. I'm happy enough with no skim, as long as the boards are designed for that. If you left UK boards unskimmed you'd…

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James Bond
Apr 23, 2009 9:19 pm
James Bond
Judie
Judie
23 April 2009

I don't like my front doors!

I don't like my front doors!
1, 2, 3

I'd go with the Surfmist. Judie

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Judie
Apr 23, 2009 9:44 pm
Judie
DeeElle
DeeElle
23 April 2009

What happens to the 25 yr guarantee

What happens to the 25 yr guarantee

Have a look at the policy for the insurance company that your home warranty insurance was taken out with. You will have to find their meaning…

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DeeElle
Apr 24, 2009 12:08 am
DeeElle
thlo
thlo
28 April 2009

the bank requires original title of land

the bank requires original title of land

Re the discharge question, you can get your title back, WITH the original mortgage document, and the discharge of mortgage document too, then simply…

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thlo
Apr 28, 2009 2:34 am
thlo
arena
arena
24 April 2009

Building Arena BK2 in Heathwood

Building Arena BK2 in Heathwood

Does anyone here building in Heathwood???? We are planning to build a Arena BK2 frpm verve range of Plantation homes. if anyone is building same in Heathwood or in…

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arena
Apr 24, 2009 4:17 pm
doghouse
doghouse
24 April 2009

URGENT!!!! Colour values question.

URGENT!!!! Colour values question.

Bummer Jo! Are you after the RGB values for the colours - is that what you mean? Dulux has that on their site - just looked it up for you -…

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doghouse
Apr 24, 2009 5:15 pm
doghouse
thlo
thlo
2 June 2009

Home Loan & Interest Rates - to fix or not??

Home Loan & Interest Rates - to fix or not??
1, 2, 3

This is another great thread... riffa you have some excellent points, we are really unsure weather to fix it in or not.. it seems the banks keep…

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thlo
Jun 02, 2009 5:04 pm
thlo
gweluphome
gweluphome
24 April 2009

Early Settlement today...Renovations Started already

Early Settlement today...Renovations Started already

Thanks Bel, To tell you the truth I am looking forward to watching this thread also. :lol: Lots of pent up decorating ideas ready to bust out. :D

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gweluphome
Apr 24, 2009 11:24 pm
ChrisL
ChrisL
25 April 2009

BUILD OR BUY IN ADELAIDE? Plus more q's....

BUILD OR BUY IN ADELAIDE? Plus more q's....

Question 4. Where can we get information to find under-valued suburbs? Whats the process one undertakes to discover this info? Is there a…

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ChrisL
Apr 25, 2009 5:24 am
Judie
Judie
28 April 2009

Tile drama

Tile drama
1, 2, 3

I'm going to go against the mainstream here and say 4. It makes a nice, regular pattern that way. Gorgeous tiles too! Judie

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Judie
Apr 28, 2009 1:14 am
Judie
clath
clath
25 April 2009

Good experience at Bunnings

Good experience at Bunnings

Hi Colsy good to hear, that you got some good advice at Bunnnings, :) nothing worse than choosing paint colors :? This is proberly getting off the topic but Comparing…

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clath
Apr 25, 2009 9:13 pm
clath
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
25 April 2009

I need to know if my quotes are good??

I need to know if my quotes are good??

hey scoty take the best of three but make sure your getting apples for apples and all quotes are for exactly the same materials and quality. if you think they are too high…

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bingoshelley
Apr 25, 2009 9:24 pm
haywgl
haywgl
25 April 2009

Tiling in shower - URGENT Advice

Tiling in shower - URGENT Advice

Thanks Donuts - it looks good ::cool:: I'm going to go and see the tiler on Monday to ask if he can go to atleast 2m, currently it is about 1.8m and DH is that tall, we didn't…

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haywgl
Apr 25, 2009 10:14 pm
haywgl
kikin
kikin
25 April 2009

Meter box - can they be painted?

Meter box - can they be painted?

why not? I reckon it won't be a problem..

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kikin
Apr 26, 2009 12:34 am
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
25 April 2009

Archicentre

Archicentre

lol just read date of this post think i may be a tad late

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bingoshelley
Apr 26, 2009 12:59 am
ICK
ICK
26 April 2009

Prime and provisional costs

Prime and provisional costs

Unfortunately what is fair and reasonable, doesn't seem to apply to the building industry in most cases. :x Quite often its not cost effective to do things yourself,…

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ICK
Apr 26, 2009 1:09 am
ICK
borg
borg
26 April 2009

upgrade of stormwater to 100mm

upgrade of stormwater to 100mm

normally builder/plumber supplier 90mm storm water. However because there is a 'future' driveway planned. They are upgrading to 100mm on yourbehalf so that it will be…

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borg
Apr 26, 2009 1:55 am
borg
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

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