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joeygbh
joeygbh
5 January 2009

Cost of adding a room/rooms

Cost of adding a room/rooms

My question is how much would it cost to add a rumpus and an extra room or two under the house on the existing slab? I think when the people…

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joeygbh
Jan 05, 2009 10:30 am
joeygbh
Ari
Ari
5 January 2009

The search begins..

The search begins..

Dont know where you live but you could easily do the Mernda and Craigieburn displays in the same trip

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Ari
Jan 05, 2009 5:44 pm
mel
mel
5 January 2009

internal door handles

internal door handles

Thanks guys for all the replies and links. I'll have to do some looking later :)

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mel
Jan 05, 2009 7:12 pm
mel
McReidy
McReidy
7 January 2009

Selling Couches - Need some advice

Selling Couches - Need some advice

Sorry to go a little OT.. but wanted to say I love your Christmas Tree!! Sooooo unusual!! :)

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McReidy
Jan 07, 2009 9:14 am
McReidy
borg
borg
7 January 2009

Buying Seconds Tiles ?

Buying Seconds Tiles ?

Just make sure that is the only issue with them. Some seconds are out of square and are not perfectly flat. These two issues will cause problems when laying the tile.…

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borg
Jan 07, 2009 12:55 pm
borg
petal
petal
7 January 2009

Putting in a new wall and then making a hole for shutters

Putting in a new wall and then making a hole for shutters

We have a few walls like that in our new house, but they were purpose built for plantation shutters. It actually cost us MORE to have a wall with a hole in it built, b/c…

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petal
Jan 07, 2009 5:07 pm
petal
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
8 January 2009

Our new dining suite...

Our new dining suite...

hey that is nearly the same as ours! except with different chairs :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 08, 2009 9:16 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Mr Smith
Mr Smith
9 January 2009

What is cheaper to run? Ceiling fans, split system, ducted?

What is cheaper to run? Ceiling fans, split system, ducted?

hi, yes very hard choice it is, bein an electrician iv seen lots of different air con set ups etc... if your looking to save some money then id go for ceiling fans, it…

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Mr Smith
Jan 08, 2009 11:11 pm
borg
borg
9 January 2009

Contract Question

Contract Question

clutch if you read the wording he is still making the home owner responsble for any mistakes no matter if the pegs are right or not. "The Builder takes no…

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borg
Jan 09, 2009 7:25 am
borg
joeygbh
joeygbh
9 January 2009

Metal Fence

Metal Fence

Hi One side of our home would be against a tree reserve So we thought we could use a fence like…

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joeygbh
Jan 09, 2009 8:16 am
joeygbh
bailes23
bailes23
9 January 2009

Covering Aircon units?

Covering Aircon units?

Thanks for that info. That's the kind of screen I was thinking of. I'll let you know how it goes and turns out. Cheers, Bailes

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bailes23
Jan 09, 2009 9:07 am
franco
franco
9 January 2009

Air conditioning and cost of additional zones

Air conditioning and cost of additional zones

Yep, by zones I mean different room or rooms that will have AC activated by a switch.

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franco
Jan 09, 2009 1:11 pm
Michelle
Michelle
9 January 2009

Photoshop anyone?

Photoshop anyone?
1, 2

Well as you can all see the banner is up! :D And NO….I didn’t do it! :oops: Not sure if I’m allowed to say who did, but I’m very happy with it. He’s still yet to…

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Michelle
Jan 09, 2009 1:48 pm
Michelle
reaver
reaver
9 January 2009

Tender and contract clause with PD

Tender and contract clause with PD

Thanks for the responses. I realize that there is a risk to signing the contract before the land title becomes available and I'm after clauses that would help us…

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reaver
Jan 09, 2009 4:21 pm
reaver
d@n
d@n
9 January 2009

question for d@n

question for d@n

Just what a creative needs... A spreadsheet! :lol: Thanx.

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d@n
Jan 09, 2009 9:12 pm
brittany
brittany
9 January 2009

Installing Ceiling Fans

Installing Ceiling Fans

Beacon lighting have a very good sale on fans at the moment.

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brittany
Jan 09, 2009 10:06 pm
brittany
chuth77
chuth77
10 January 2009

Using framing timber with spliced joints

Using framing timber with spliced joints

Best talk to your supplier on that one... Or check out AS1684.... I suspect if it's graded as MGP10, then you could use it..

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chuth77
Jan 10, 2009 8:17 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 January 2009

Where’s the recession?

Where’s the recession?
1, 2, 3, 4

Sad, it's always difficult... but…

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ECOECO
Jan 11, 2009 3:38 pm
ECOECO
ellyash
ellyash
11 January 2009

D@n - can you help me?

D@n - can you help me?

Thanks so much D@n, we really appreciate it. As I said, we have not discussed colours at all but those two give us something to go by.

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ellyash
Jan 11, 2009 7:10 pm
starlet
starlet
11 January 2009

Photoshop reno

Photoshop reno

+1 I'd start off by making the garage door dark and go from there. At the moment it's just a huge reflective panel, dominating everything.…

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starlet
Jan 11, 2009 7:31 pm
kexkez
kexkez
12 January 2009

hot water recirculator - anyone got one?

hot water recirculator - anyone got one?
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HI MAtt. I was reading an old post this morning and came across this from oznow. Back on wed april 2 08 oznow wrote--> The updates I went to the house today…

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kexkez
Jan 12, 2009 8:45 am
kexkez
Amber27
Amber27
12 January 2009

BENDIGO - Advice on the areas of Bendigo

BENDIGO - Advice on the areas of Bendigo

Thankyou all very much for your responses :) I have passed on the information and my friend is very grateful. She mentioned today that they are certain that they will build.

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Amber27
Jan 12, 2009 1:00 pm
Dale
Dale
12 January 2009

Electrical work at good rates

Electrical work at good rates

I will certainly bear you in mind in several months for post handover work as we need some electrical work doing. The main problem with some of the work though is it…

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Dale
Jan 12, 2009 2:37 pm
ICK
ICK
13 January 2009

House Value

House Value

I sold my old house to a friend of the family, I had 2 real estate appraisals and then the buyer got an official valuation done (needed it to get…

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ICK
Jan 13, 2009 10:53 am
ICK
christian1
christian1
13 January 2009

Hello - Pergola Leads Western Suburbe Melbourne

Hello - Pergola Leads Western Suburbe Melbourne

Hi All... nice to be here. Not sure if this is to place this question or not but any how. We currently run a small business in the eastern suburbs…

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christian1
Jan 13, 2009 12:12 pm
Dale
Dale
13 January 2009

Is building permit required for building a deck?

Is building permit required for building a deck?

I think given where and how big I am thinking about building mine I wouldn't involve the council. It doesn't impact anyone else.... I read or heard…

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Dale
Jan 13, 2009 12:57 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 January 2009

Plasterer required for cornice repair

Plasterer required for cornice repair

Try Peter Lambert too - 0404745214 Another brother in law referral ;)

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mattwalker
Jan 13, 2009 3:36 pm
mattwalker
Colsy
Colsy
13 January 2009

Cost Guide

Cost Guide

Dont know if any of you have seen this before but I think it is a handy little item to have on hand. http://www.archicentre.com.au/2008JAN_Fullcostguide.pdf

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Colsy
Jan 13, 2009 4:41 pm
Colsy
muzzman
muzzman
14 January 2009

highpower voltage power lines

highpower voltage power lines

If you're directly underneath or within a couple of hundred metres, then you will have a problem. You shouldn't have any worries if you are 1-2 km's away

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muzzman
Jan 14, 2009 2:39 am
muzzman
wertyq
wertyq
14 January 2009

Brisbane City - Siting variation

Brisbane City - Siting variation

We got relaxation on both sides for our raise. just get the forms from council, fill them in and take them over with your $500. its just a money making scheme.

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wertyq
Jan 14, 2009 10:43 am
McReidy
McReidy
14 January 2009

Wasted Space - what to do with it

Wasted Space - what to do with it

Thanks for all the great ideas. I am hoping that maybe we could move the wall in one piece and then extend from there. I have seen pics of a great little bali hut type bar…

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McReidy
Jan 14, 2009 11:09 am
McReidy
thlo
thlo
14 January 2009

LAND VALUE

LAND VALUE

ok Im confused :oops: about HOW the banks actually value your land and building? Do they look at historical data, surrounding sales, like…

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thlo
Jan 14, 2009 11:50 am
thlo
borg
borg
14 January 2009

Question about Carlisle/Brimbank Gardens

Question about Carlisle/Brimbank Gardens
1, 2

Just get them to ask for Engineering plans of the plot they wish to buy, They usually have the whole stage on one plan.

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borg
Jan 14, 2009 1:06 pm
borg
PTCQLD
PTCQLD
14 January 2009

Interpretting drawings

Interpretting drawings

You should check that underside of bearer is actually your ceiling height. We usually have around 400mm for a ceiling space to accomodate plumbing. Underside of existing…

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PTCQLD
Jan 14, 2009 4:58 pm
joeygbh
joeygbh
14 January 2009

Costs of Building With Volume Builders

Costs of Building With Volume Builders

I've found that a guide of 6k per square (9m^2) is a base cost for building from the volume builders, while 8k per square is a more realistic finished value. A fully…

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joeygbh
Jan 14, 2009 10:11 pm
joeygbh
vid
vid
15 January 2009

Who decides the gas meter location?

Who decides the gas meter location?

We were wondering about this too, we rang the gas company and they said we would usually discuss this at the builders interview but they won't put the meter behind a fence…

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vid
Jan 15, 2009 5:09 pm
vid
Mr Smith
Mr Smith
15 January 2009

Ceiling Fan with Light - Way Too Dull

Ceiling Fan with Light - Way Too Dull

no problems, yeah they should be fine, it is just the heat....the wattage is an indication of the heat it gives basically, so they get hotter the higher the wattage is,…

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Mr Smith
Jan 15, 2009 6:49 pm
vid
vid
15 January 2009

New colourbond colour: with pics

New colourbond colour: with pics

Hi joles, Thanks for this reply and the other regarding Dune, much appreciated, this decision is obviously major to the look of the house getting it wrong would be bad.

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vid
Jan 15, 2009 7:21 pm
vid
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vid
Jan 15, 2009 7:44 pm
vid
jembsb
jembsb
16 January 2009

Darnley Homes

Darnley Homes

Thanks for the replies. laldous - No I didn't do the fences myself, had to get the professionals in to do them. I wish I could have, it would have saved me quite a bit…

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jembsb
Jan 16, 2009 3:49 pm
Bam
Bam
16 January 2009

Anyone with living/alfresco areas not facing North?

Anyone with living/alfresco areas not facing North?
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Thanks for the info dymonite :D Now your going to have me working out window %'s! lol

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Bam
Jan 16, 2009 10:38 pm
Bam
da68za
da68za
17 January 2009

Not another floor plan thread (or poll)

Not another floor plan thread (or poll)
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plan b , for the kitchen and layout ...

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da68za
Jan 17, 2009 5:34 am
da68za
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 January 2009

Thread for people who work in Hallam

Thread for people who work in Hallam

I thought I hadn't been to hallam.. but had a look on google maps and I must have went past it when I drove from my brothers old house in…

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ECOECO
Jan 17, 2009 7:19 am
ECOECO
thlo
thlo
17 January 2009

Advice on buying land

Advice on buying land
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The equation would be very different in Sydney, though. Interest cost during this process is much higher. Which lenders are you using for construction? (for my poll

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thlo
Jan 17, 2009 12:19 pm
thlo
thlo
thlo
17 January 2009

First Home Owner Grant now $24000! Sydney House Prices Next?

First Home Owner Grant now $24000! Sydney House Prices Next?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Australian Property Monitors economist Liam O'Hara is a "bear for the short-term", predicting further falls of up to 14 per cent in areas such as Bondi, Mosman and Palm…

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thlo
Jan 17, 2009 3:36 pm
thlo
L plates
L plates
17 January 2009

Extending second story only

Extending second story only

Thanks Michelle, I might see if I can find a builder to do a quick inspection for me to see if the possibility is viable. I guess that way I can discount the possibility…

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L plates
Jan 17, 2009 9:37 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
18 January 2009

installing a vehicle hoist

installing a vehicle hoist

phantom - they would need to custom design and price the ceiling height. They would need to price the cost of additional bricking, framework, internal gyprocking…

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stonecutter1309
Jan 18, 2009 3:09 pm
stonecutter1309


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