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Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
29 March 2009

House Rendering

House Rendering

It may have been easier to do this during the build. But just look around in your local newspaper for some renderers.

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 29, 2009 5:38 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
29 March 2009

Porter Davis vs Places Homes

Porter Davis vs Places Homes

I would rather build with PD than Places - though they are both owned by one company, PD has more history, popularity, range and inclusions. Its worth going with PD - I…

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 29, 2009 5:40 pm
Salt&Pepper
Helyn
Helyn
29 March 2009

Daylight savings today??

Daylight savings today??

Next weekend in SA too :wink:

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Helyn
Mar 29, 2009 5:40 pm
Helyn
Hels
Hels
31 March 2009

PAVING - ON MORTAR OR SAND

PAVING - ON MORTAR OR SAND

Just another thought, why don't you go for a nice stenciled concrete instead, to avoid any of the above problems?

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Hels
Mar 31, 2009 9:01 pm
Hels
suh
suh
29 March 2009

Porcelain Tile Grout color

Porcelain Tile Grout color

The Espresso grout and the Mina Cementi Tiles match perfectly. They are both on the brownish-grey color. I might be able to take some pics…

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suh
Mar 29, 2009 8:12 pm
suh
inquirer
inquirer
29 March 2009

Is now a good time ???

Is now a good time ???

If your job is secure and can afford to build then go for it. Take advantage of the low interest rate.

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inquirer
Mar 29, 2009 10:20 pm
Bam
Bam
30 March 2009

What to ask potential draftsman

What to ask potential draftsman

Thankyou! :D We're meeting up with him on Thursday night - how exciting!

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Bam
Mar 30, 2009 10:25 am
Bam
Blue
Blue
30 March 2009

Need Info: Specs for Electrical Appointment

Need Info: Specs for Electrical Appointment

My friends partner is an electrician and he said that you should always aim to get as many power points on the inside walls as possible, as it's easier to put extras on…

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Blue
Mar 30, 2009 3:20 pm
thlo
thlo
31 March 2009

stamp duty on land under $300k in nsw??

stamp duty on land under $300k in nsw??

Ok i know this cant be true, but our conveyancer just sent us a letter saying the contracts were exchanged and now you owe about $7600 stamp…

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thlo
Mar 31, 2009 12:31 am
thlo
Taffy
Taffy
31 March 2009

Where are your handles?

Where are your handles?

Well guys I am happy with the handles now :) The more I looked at them the more I have got used to them! In fact I luvvvvv my kitchen :D :z:

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Taffy
Mar 31, 2009 9:32 am
Taffy
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Morbo
Mar 31, 2009 3:54 pm
webbiegareth
webbiegareth
31 March 2009

Who Builds the cheapest homes?

Who Builds the cheapest homes?

I'm in Melbourne, looking to building in Melton... am currently looking at Simonds... but I'm definitely open to any other "cheap" builders.... I'm looking to spend 260k…

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webbiegareth
Mar 31, 2009 4:33 pm
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
31 March 2009

Sandstone Corner Feature Tiles

Sandstone Corner Feature Tiles

Thanks, stonecutter. I have been looking at this product: http://www.stonefacing.com.au/sandstone ... fixing.htm but will check your recommendation out as well. HH

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Hammerhead
Mar 31, 2009 5:29 pm
Hammerhead
MBBN
MBBN
31 March 2009

Interior Designers?

Interior Designers?

I have a qualification in Design & Decoration. I did a 2 year Diploma of Arts - Interior Design & Decoration....

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MBBN
Mar 31, 2009 9:17 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
31 March 2009

The Extension Factory

The Extension Factory

Hi Buzzer, We had them quote and ended up with Extensions Unlimited ... Extension Factory was $15K more for the same quote :)

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mattwalker
Mar 31, 2009 10:34 pm
mattwalker
mozzi26
mozzi26
1 April 2009

I need help to choose render colours

I need help to choose render colours

Yes, I've been sneaking around these forums for about 2 years in the lead up to the inevitable renovation/extension time - all starting tomorrow. I finally decided on…

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mozzi26
Apr 01, 2009 6:27 pm
Ash59
Ash59
1 April 2009

Cavalier Homes are building my home very slowly - 17 months

Cavalier Homes are building my home very slowly - 17 months

I totally sympathise with you. We are building with Cavalier homes aswell. We signed our contract 13 months ago and we still havent reached…

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Ash59
Apr 01, 2009 8:02 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
1 April 2009

Reo suppliers Sydney

Reo suppliers Sydney

Yellow Pages - building/concrete supplies would be a much quicker way

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Dukekamaya
Apr 01, 2009 8:41 pm
Dukekamaya
Pugs
Pugs
1 April 2009

Rewiring

Rewiring

depends on how many outlets but I'm guessing roughly $80- $100 per outlet. access is easy if your not moving them they simply using the old wires as pull wires

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Pugs
Apr 01, 2009 9:09 pm
Pugs
Helyn
Helyn
2 April 2009

fixing front of house *picture*

fixing front of house *picture*

Oh, that's bad luck, ad-ans07 ::frown:: ,and just when we had it all fixed up for you too ::wink:: best wishes for your continuing search ::smile::

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Helyn
Apr 02, 2009 9:30 am
Helyn
Kris000
Kris000
2 April 2009

Any people with advice on Termites?

Any people with advice on Termites?

Really... I never knew about breaking their mud trails! I was told under no reason am I allowed to touch anything to do with the termites. It has been 6 weeks now and we…

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Kris000
Apr 02, 2009 9:04 pm
Kris000
Kris000
2 April 2009

lifting up carpet on stairs with metal scuff plates?

lifting up carpet on stairs with metal scuff plates?

Just wondering, how do you remove carpet on wooden stairs? On the edge of each stair there is a metal plate like a scuff plate. The plate is very hard to remove, I tried…

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Kris000
Apr 02, 2009 9:19 pm
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
3 April 2009

Old terrace and lightwell noise

Old terrace and lightwell noise

Hi freebo, Sorry I've taken so long... Hmm, looking over the pictures you posted, I can clearly see your dilemma. I think it would certainly be beneficial to extend the…

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IkonInteriors
Apr 03, 2009 2:07 pm
IkonInteriors
James Bond
James Bond
5 April 2009

Rendering over lightweight poly mouldings?

Rendering over lightweight poly mouldings?

We are looking at doing a stepped quioning with shadow lines to our two front piers that you see on many Georgian houses. The builder is…

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James Bond
Apr 05, 2009 6:08 am
James Bond
reaver
reaver
5 April 2009

Great laundry door idea.

Great laundry door idea.

We had our colour selection 3 weeks ago and wasn't told about this upgrade being available. Thanks for the post the blinds inside the glazing is definitely a great idea.

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reaver
Apr 05, 2009 8:19 am
reaver
T&V
T&V
5 April 2009

151 verses 302 ltr solar HWS for 1/2 house any experience??

151 verses 302 ltr solar HWS for 1/2 house any experience??

Hi all, at present i'm o/bing a larger house on a rural location. the building is in 2 parts : our wing (2 senior aged adults) bathrm & kitchen & Guest wing 2 bedrm, bath…

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T&V
Apr 05, 2009 1:26 pm
Annietom
Annietom
5 April 2009

Owners Corporation Unreasonable?

Owners Corporation Unreasonable?

I don't have any experience with them per se, but here's thoughts anyways. Where are the owners corp guidelines written? Mine are on a covenant to my title. I suggest…

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Annietom
Apr 05, 2009 8:09 pm
Annietom
FionaK
FionaK
5 April 2009

Polishing floorboards

Polishing floorboards

Yes, you could be right :lol:

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FionaK
Apr 05, 2009 8:39 pm
FionaK
kitkat26
kitkat26
5 April 2009

home extensions: traditional builds or pre-fab additions?

home extensions: traditional builds or pre-fab additions?

Has anyone have greater detail about the typical quality of pre-fabricated 'added rooms'? We're looking to add to our post-war timber weatherboard home by effectively…

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kitkat26
Apr 05, 2009 8:51 pm
Bachplace
Bachplace
5 April 2009

Garage 3.08m high

Garage 3.08m high

Thanks All for your replies, neighbour signed and we will give all info in tomorrow. Phoned the council last week and eventhough it states avg. of 3m - we still have to apply.

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Bachplace
Apr 05, 2009 10:55 pm
kek
kek
6 April 2009

Arghhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Arghhhhhhhhhhh!!!
1, 2

There's always the one or two things you wish you'd done (or not done). But most of our oopsies are things that are easy to change. For instance, I placed an extra power…

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kek
Apr 06, 2009 9:51 am
kek
kristofw
kristofw
6 April 2009

Perth Sun Fair

Perth Sun Fair

The fair was dominated by the Photovoltaic suppliers, some doing a bit of hard sell. Matter of fact, I've signed on a dotted line for the panels for my new house, as they…

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kristofw
Apr 06, 2009 11:28 am
kristofw

Original post wars are generally smaller homes built on tight budgets and usually of a very basic no nonsense…

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StressedOut
Apr 06, 2009 4:16 pm
thlo
thlo
6 April 2009

First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) & First Home Bonus (FHB) -

First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) & First Home Bonus (FHB) -
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hi guys and gals, so to clarify the total of $21K when building is only applicable to those building their first home? there was a totally…

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thlo
Apr 06, 2009 5:40 pm
thlo
oztish
oztish
6 April 2009

Can timber floor be mopped?

Can timber floor be mopped?

We had an engineered floor from Truegrid flooring. We used a steam mop. The only thing is not to leave the steam mop on in the one place for too long - our cleaner did…

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oztish
Apr 06, 2009 8:14 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 April 2009

Not happy with the tiling job - UPDATED WITH PICTURES

Not happy with the tiling job - UPDATED WITH PICTURES

Andrea - sorry to hear of your plight. A mistake is one thing but poor workmanship is not on. Also it is one thing to borrow someone elses stuff, but to return it in less…

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onc_artisan
Apr 09, 2009 10:49 pm
onc_artisan
muzzman
muzzman
7 April 2009

Suggestions for solicitors advice melbourne

Suggestions for solicitors advice melbourne

Not sure if they are full lawyers. I just did a search on google for "building contracts lawyers" and while most were for commercial property, here is one that looks like…

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muzzman
Apr 07, 2009 5:23 am
muzzman
Hellman109
Hellman109
15 April 2009

Building new house and cabling for a home theater system

Building new house and cabling for a home theater system

Our builder has a second sparky that they use for HT setups, so we are going to do the cabling through them. I know exactly what and where I want things which makes it…

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Hellman109
Apr 15, 2009 12:10 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
8 April 2009

GMC Returns???

GMC Returns???

My fiance has returned 2 GMC products in the past. Once a circular saw and the other time I think it was a blower. On both occasions we were surprised that GMC sent out…

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HomeAngels
Apr 08, 2009 8:53 am
HomeAngels
Adrian B
Adrian B
8 April 2009

Cost to fence for color bond 44m

Cost to fence for color bond 44m

I agree, that rice is excellent. Take it now before they change it

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Adrian B
Apr 08, 2009 1:18 pm
Adrian B
mattydals
mattydals
8 April 2009

Annoying Bird Problem.

Annoying Bird Problem.

We have two black and white coloured birds (I'm not a bird person and have no idea what they are, but they aren't magpies) that have recently…

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mattydals
Apr 08, 2009 2:37 pm
jaelee
jaelee
8 April 2009

Help - Ideas for outdoor feature wall

Help - Ideas for outdoor feature wall
1, 2

sTUdOG just saw the photos for your home, what a gorgeous home and surrounding. Love your windows and the exterior shape and design. Well done, you must be very pleased.

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jaelee
Apr 08, 2009 3:28 pm
Annelies
Annelies
9 April 2009

SHED is flooting, what to do next ?

SHED is flooting, what to do next ?

You're absolutely right about that first remark, onc-artisan. It's too late already but I have been digging a trench towards the dam, so most of the water is gone (more to…

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Annelies
Apr 09, 2009 7:43 am
Annelies

Retaining walls - to what 'standard' should they be provided

Retaining walls - to what 'standard' should they be provided

As you mentioned, everyone being closed for Easter, and you have some time on your hands, you might want to search through your local council's website for their DCP…

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installation inspector
Apr 10, 2009 9:05 am
installation inspector
chuth77
chuth77
10 April 2009

SLAB CONCERNS???

SLAB CONCERNS???

Also known as "Concrete Cancer"

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chuth77
Apr 10, 2009 10:06 am
haywgl
haywgl
10 April 2009

Stairs (AGAIN!!)

Stairs (AGAIN!!)
1, 2, 3

Thank-you paintingprofessional - great advice, I have saved it and written it all down. Thanks Mrs B ;) I will speak to SS next week and really tell him my concerns and…

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haywgl
Apr 10, 2009 2:22 pm
haywgl

Maybe this is what you mean......…

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kek
Apr 10, 2009 10:01 pm
kek
esg
esg
10 April 2009

Long skinny laundry?? (updated - pics pg 3)

Long skinny laundry?? (updated - pics pg 3)
1, 2, 3

Howdy :) The laundry isn't done yet - we've been focussing on the new ensuite etc I'll definitely make sure I add pics as we progress through. I've actually just uploaded…

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esg
Apr 11, 2009 12:15 am
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HomeAngels
Apr 11, 2009 5:52 pm
HomeAngels
digamma
digamma
11 April 2009

I think they did the soil test on the wrong block.

I think they did the soil test on the wrong block.

It's driving my wife nuts. I'm rather enjoying it! I know, that may make me seem weird, but so far it has been a relatively pleasant experience as far as the ease of…

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digamma
Apr 11, 2009 7:39 pm
digamma


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