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tygwyn
tygwyn
24 February 2009

Blocking up an external door... costs... restrictions?

Blocking up an external door... costs... restrictions?

As part of our kitchen reno we'd like to close off the external back door to give us more wall space. We'll be putting new French Doors within the dining area…

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tygwyn
Feb 24, 2009 6:00 pm
chuth77
chuth77
24 February 2009

Engineer's inspection costs ??

Engineer's inspection costs ??

85mm is possible if it's a waffle pod... Otherwise slab on ground should be 100mm unless detailed by the Engineer design...

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chuth77
Feb 24, 2009 7:02 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
24 February 2009

Sydney water snouts in the trough...

Sydney water snouts in the trough...

Sydney water now say that because we've done the whole pipe we now become responsible for their assets, outside our property boundary.…

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vvs mand
Feb 24, 2009 9:45 pm
building.our.first.house
building.our.first.house
25 February 2009

1st Final Inspection

1st Final Inspection

Congratulations! Make sure you find a professional inspector! It might cost you a few hundred dollars but you will be surprised how many things they can pick up!

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building.our.first.house
Feb 25, 2009 12:17 pm
building.our.first.house
lisanne
lisanne
25 February 2009

Removing candle wax from int. wall.

Removing candle wax from int. wall.

This is for wax on timber, but would be similar Harden the wax with ice and remove as much as possible with a soft plastic scraper. Make sure you scrape…

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lisanne
Feb 25, 2009 1:24 pm
karol
karol
26 February 2009

Sanding floor boards- how long?

Sanding floor boards- how long?

For those going DIY, maybe look into quotes anyway. We were really surprised how affordable it was, didn't have to worry about wrecking the floors or sucking in all the…

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karol
Feb 26, 2009 5:24 pm
Mrs B
Mrs B
27 February 2009

Contracts,Real Estate Sales People, house and land sales

Contracts,Real Estate Sales People, house and land sales

We went through Lend Lease for the land, all we had to do was put a 1k cheque deposit on the land but told they us it wouldnt be cashed. So we put two 1K cheques on 2…

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Mrs B
Feb 27, 2009 5:54 am
Mrs B
building.our.first.house
building.our.first.house
27 February 2009

Stepped cornice anyone?

Stepped cornice anyone?

I looked at some of the installation guides published on various manufacturer web pages and they don't specify any different techniques for the…

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building.our.first.house
Feb 27, 2009 11:01 am
building.our.first.house
klo338
klo338
27 February 2009

ceiling heights

ceiling heights

Yeah i had a look at Williams Landing…

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klo338
Feb 27, 2009 2:13 pm
kyton
kyton
27 February 2009

New home owner in Adelaide - Renovating

New home owner in Adelaide - Renovating

Hi...................., The surest method of improving the value of your home is to have your property featured on TV. If your house can make…

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kyton
Feb 27, 2009 3:54 pm
kyton
rock
rock
27 February 2009

Have a trouble: dish-washer will not drain.

Have a trouble: dish-washer will not drain.

maybe get a bucket and yet the hose drain into that to see if hose pump sides ok and check that the bit of pipe the hose gos onto is not blocked

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rock
Feb 27, 2009 4:26 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
27 February 2009

How expensive should picture framing be?

How expensive should picture framing be?

You know, I WANT to DIY, but I just cannot find the right sized frames!! This is why I'm resorting to getting quotes for custom-framing. I simply want a Reject Shop…

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grace_slick
Feb 27, 2009 9:06 pm
grace_slick
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Casa2
Feb 28, 2009 12:47 am
tygwyn
tygwyn
28 February 2009

How do I find out if a wall is load bearing?

How do I find out if a wall is load bearing?

easy way is to stand outside and let hubby knock it down, if he casually strolls outside afterwards rather than running pale faced and sweating…

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tygwyn
Feb 28, 2009 9:15 am
kyton
kyton
28 February 2009

Laminex Samples

Laminex Samples

On-line they only send out small samples but if you look up on the laminex website to see if they have a showroom near you - then you can go in and pick up the larger samples.

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kyton
Feb 28, 2009 11:02 am
kyton
Hels
Hels
28 February 2009

Porter Davis termite protection?

Porter Davis termite protection?

If you look at T&L's blog and scroll down to handover day they have a pretty good blurb about the termite protection.

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Hels
Feb 28, 2009 4:51 pm
Hels
joles
joles
28 February 2009

PD timber stain colours

PD timber stain colours

^^^ Ummmm.... I'm nosey, I'd also like to know! :lol: :lol:

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joles
Feb 28, 2009 7:46 pm
joles
sdabel
sdabel
1 March 2009

Additional light switches

Additional light switches

I was talking to someone about this last week, he has installed remote light switches for his extra downlights. The remote relay is a small box that goes in the ceiling…

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sdabel
Feb 28, 2009 11:20 pm
sdabel
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mattwalker
Mar 01, 2009 6:50 pm
mattwalker
donuts
donuts
1 March 2009

House Design on an East West Block

House Design on an East West Block

just checked my plan again, it is 264 sqm including garage. I didn't know it was that big! :shock:

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donuts
Mar 01, 2009 7:29 pm
donuts
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suh
Mar 01, 2009 8:26 pm
suh
Bam
Bam
1 March 2009

Trouble with Private Messaging?

Trouble with Private Messaging?

^ I think that means that the person who PMed you changed their mind and deleted it from their end?

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Bam
Mar 01, 2009 10:50 pm
Bam
donuts
donuts
2 March 2009

Are you a -pic piggie-

Are you a -pic piggie-
1, 2

No, I know they are not fantastic but they are working for me at the moment…

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donuts
Mar 02, 2009 10:02 am
donuts
kassan1973
kassan1973
2 March 2009

Use of Hebel blocks

Use of Hebel blocks

Take a look at Thermacell blocks as well will most likely build a pool as described in website as can most of it myself. www.thermacell.com.au/

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kassan1973
Mar 02, 2009 11:09 am
kekki
kekki
2 March 2009

GST are builders suppose to include this in the price?? ???

GST are builders suppose to include this in the price?? ???

hi again thank you for your responses. and a follow up to the last one is yes it was 100% GST on the invoice it has GST $25,000 that is why i was so shocked because i…

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kekki
Mar 02, 2009 1:05 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
2 March 2009

Small concrete extension to rounded driveway

Small concrete extension to rounded driveway

Most concrete paving I have seen that's been done by amateurs, looks it. I have seen paved areas added for parking space but they stand out like the proverbial. Being…

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Uncle Arfur
Mar 02, 2009 2:45 pm
lazydays
lazydays
2 March 2009

garage remotes change post handover..?

garage remotes change post handover..?

Just change the dip switches......pretty straightforward job. Have heard of house breakers that drive down random streets pushing a garage door opener till they see a…

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lazydays
Mar 02, 2009 6:30 pm
suh
suh
2 March 2009

Sensors for rolling doors

Sensors for rolling doors

I know if it touches the car it will go back up :shock: how do I know you may well ask 8) I don't know if you can get a sensor to make it stop BEFORE it hits the car, that…

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suh
Mar 02, 2009 8:50 pm
suh
jmd
jmd
2 March 2009

Approval to move driveway

Approval to move driveway

How much normally it costs to build a new corssover? Is it cheaper to extend existing crossover or to build a new one?

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jmd
Mar 02, 2009 9:29 pm
HappyHome
HappyHome
2 March 2009

Letterbox Numbers Large Metal 3D

Letterbox Numbers Large Metal 3D

Like those zinc letters? Try icietla.com.au under accessories, it says numbers are available.

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HappyHome
Mar 02, 2009 9:41 pm
yyldennis
yyldennis
3 March 2009

compaction report delayed and tens of Ks will be spent?:(

compaction report delayed and tens of Ks will be spent?:(

Hi guys, I am new to building. A week ago, we got our late compaction report saying it is level 2 where our house required level 1 soil. We therefore need to spend…

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yyldennis
Mar 03, 2009 1:53 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
3 March 2009

Assistance with reno plans please

Assistance with reno plans please

Yeah I agree d@n, but if its a smaller type house briz should give the open plan look a go - and I think it will look pretty good! :)

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 03, 2009 6:27 pm
Salt&Pepper
SmartPack
SmartPack
3 March 2009

Step and Touch Report, why wont anyone give us one?

Step and Touch Report, why wont anyone give us one?

Hi This is the situation. My parents had put in a liner pool about three years ago and loved it. However, it flooded and had to be taken out. It was then…

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SmartPack
Mar 03, 2009 10:10 pm
SmartPack
AJ_
AJ_
4 March 2009

re-plastering for renovation

re-plastering for renovation

Thanks all ! i googled vermiculite and that is what the ceiling is. also found out that it could potentially contain asbestos as it was common back then so will have to…

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AJ_
Mar 04, 2009 5:17 am

Put em in the ceiling ... like…

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mattwalker
Mar 04, 2009 3:22 pm
mattwalker
thlo
thlo
5 March 2009

Interest Rates on Hold - March 3rd

Interest Rates on Hold - March 3rd

Well thought answer. Seeing that TDL quoted my post in this thread to the Home Finance thread, I'll continue there.

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thlo
Mar 05, 2009 10:47 am
thlo
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
5 March 2009

Sound Recording Studios

Sound Recording Studios

all the plasterboard manufacturers do

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Dukekamaya
Mar 05, 2009 6:28 pm
Dukekamaya
Bazza
Bazza
5 March 2009

Building a Garage and laying a slab

Building a Garage and laying a slab

Can anyone tell me a rough idea on what a single garage would cost with one wall brick (because in the plans I need a firewall), with a slab or a rough idea on both…

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Bazza
Mar 05, 2009 10:31 pm
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
6 March 2009

Lodging a complaint against builder - Meletis Homes

Lodging a complaint against builder - Meletis Homes

Oh no you poor bugger! I would be making sure you are completly happy with the compensation they are offering or I would be taking it further. Good-Luck

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pinkfairymagic
Mar 06, 2009 8:46 am
pinkfairymagic
velocci
velocci
6 March 2009

canamould

canamould

Hi all, anyone hear of canamould or have used it in the past? is it good? cheep? John

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velocci
Mar 06, 2009 9:40 am
GottaMow
GottaMow
6 March 2009

Asbestos Removal

Asbestos Removal

Google "asbestos Mr Fluffy" and check out some of the links. I believe he was the only guy putting in Asbestos insulation and that was in Canberra.

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GottaMow
Mar 06, 2009 5:38 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
6 March 2009

Anyone seen one of these before?

Anyone seen one of these before?

Hey Phoenix, maybe they got suburbs mixed up and were supposed to go to Brookland…

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PhoenixStar
Mar 06, 2009 7:07 pm
PhoenixStar
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
6 March 2009

New or used timber ?

New or used timber ?

There are actually span tables available for recycled timber now - they are based on species and visual appearance etc. You can actually pay more for it, especially in…

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Dukekamaya
Mar 06, 2009 9:32 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
6 March 2009

cost of different type of stumps

cost of different type of stumps

what???? you have obviously never been to queensland then. Steel is definately the most common but concrete and timber are used in a lot…

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Dukekamaya
Mar 06, 2009 9:36 pm
Dukekamaya
themax
themax
6 March 2009

Ikea

Ikea
1, 2, 3

My 10 yrd old DD has the Ikea in her desk drawer and circles all the wishlist things....BUT... when we get there she drives me crazy because she is ''bored'' after she has…

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themax
Mar 06, 2009 9:39 pm
themax


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