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jamesr
jamesr
16 February 2009

builders going under?

builders going under?

After a bit more research, I found that the BSA in QLD offers Home Warranty Protection which seems basically like insurance against your builder going under. If so,…

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jamesr
Feb 16, 2009 10:09 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
17 February 2009

Furniture and appliance auctions in Sydney?

Furniture and appliance auctions in Sydney?

oh well! for some reason I've never purchased anything on ebay that isn't located in Australia - I want to be able to knock on someone's door if something goes wrong 8)

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stonecutter1309
Feb 17, 2009 9:18 am
stonecutter1309
dinga
dinga
17 February 2009

floor tile grout issues

floor tile grout issues

silicone should be run around the edge next to skirtings, not grout

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dinga
Feb 17, 2009 1:10 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 February 2009

sky lights

sky lights

With skylights does double glazing and/or good design completely prevent the heat transfer ?. I am thinking about a skylight for my butlers…

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ECOECO
Feb 17, 2009 2:19 pm
ECOECO
lisanne
lisanne
17 February 2009

Need to add provision for evap cooling?

Need to add provision for evap cooling?

I think you will find that that depends on the unit you get

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lisanne
Feb 17, 2009 2:34 pm
seakyl
seakyl
17 February 2009

taps in stone benchtop

taps in stone benchtop
1, 2

Well done Wanna!!!

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seakyl
Feb 17, 2009 7:08 pm
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
17 February 2009

Adelaide Pergola Bulders any recommendations?

Adelaide Pergola Bulders any recommendations?

Hi, we are new here and have brought a home. We would love any recommendations to help us find a Pergola builder. It is a 1940's home, we want…

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Kevin Brown
Feb 17, 2009 9:34 pm
Kevin Brown
Rachelle
Rachelle
18 February 2009

NEW HELP - External colours

NEW HELP - External colours

Hi, If you post your facade and also the colours you are considering we can give opinions.

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Rachelle
Feb 18, 2009 7:02 am
joeygbh
joeygbh
18 February 2009

Help me and my research project! A 5 min survey..

Help me and my research project! A 5 min survey..

Fair crack of the whip... he is a British university student... :lol: :lol:

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joeygbh
Feb 18, 2009 9:27 am
joeygbh
ECOECO
ECOECO
18 February 2009

rough price on a couple of additions?

rough price on a couple of additions?

Security style doors... Crimsafe style - $600 - $800 Standard doors with stainless mesh $300 - $400 Obscure film to bathroom window (or just keep your jocks on) $130/m2 Ed

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ECOECO
Feb 18, 2009 12:49 pm
ECOECO
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
18 February 2009

Wood-lookalike garage doors

Wood-lookalike garage doors

Excellent! I feel much more confident after seeing your colour choices :) It'll look really nice! I'll get samples of the wood to double check.

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mrs_smith
Feb 18, 2009 1:08 pm
mrs_smith
homeishome
homeishome
18 February 2009

Curtain tracks/rods

Curtain tracks/rods

Thanks guys, I just got a quote for curtain tracks from a curtain shop, for $55/m thats stainless steel with finials, including installation and GST. Does that sound…

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homeishome
Feb 18, 2009 4:17 pm

Very nice!!!!! :D :D Even I didn’t think of grey, :roll: I like it, I think it will work well. …

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Michelle
Feb 18, 2009 6:49 pm
Michelle
joles
joles
18 February 2009

Quick 5 star window question.

Quick 5 star window question.

Thanks James Bond, I know I was over simplifying things. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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joles
Feb 18, 2009 9:18 pm
joles
Hellman109
Hellman109
19 February 2009

reading house floor plans - help!

reading house floor plans - help!

All good plans will say "1:100 when printed A3". Generally there is also a scale on the page too, check that with a ruler before doing anything else! I used to work…

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Hellman109
Feb 19, 2009 10:20 am
ICK
ICK
19 February 2009

Duty of Care

Duty of Care

Good luck and good on you!! Most of the big name building companies would probably play dumb and simply blame it on the contractor at the time anyway if something did…

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ICK
Feb 19, 2009 10:51 am
ICK
Brad & Ree
Brad & Ree
19 February 2009

replacing part of wall section. Is it needed?

replacing part of wall section. Is it needed?

In the kitchen of a rental we are doing up. Currently competely gutted except for stand alone stove. The internal wall/plasterboard has water damage where the sink…

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Brad & Ree
Feb 19, 2009 12:15 pm
donuts
donuts
19 February 2009

pest control. Is it needed?

pest control. Is it needed?

we didn't have to wash…

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donuts
Feb 19, 2009 1:08 pm
donuts
kyton
kyton
19 February 2009

Balustrading on an old building?

Balustrading on an old building?

There is a new forum member here called Stumpjumper - if you look in the introductions thread you will find him. He restores old buildings so maybe he would be able to advise you.

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kyton
Feb 19, 2009 2:54 pm
kyton
haywgl
haywgl
19 February 2009

Brimbank gardens - Help them pick a lot

Brimbank gardens - Help them pick a lot
1, 2

:lol: :lol: I said they would struggle, but they think they have seen a few...Burbank does a complete range of double storys starting at about $220k... Funny they could have…

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haywgl
Feb 19, 2009 4:37 pm
haywgl
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
20 February 2009

Ooops! Paint stuff up.

Ooops! Paint stuff up.

Sharee, reading that cheered my up. Sorry! It's good to know that I'm not the only one to make seemingly major mistakes in an area I know little about. This house building…

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Fiffaro
Feb 20, 2009 12:50 am
cliffdodger
cliffdodger
20 February 2009

Moving a Piano

Moving a Piano

It would be simple enough to get some casters and build them into some home made padded piano feet. I should say piano boots as opposed to piano feet. Build a few…

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cliffdodger
Feb 20, 2009 8:20 am
Pugs
Pugs
20 February 2009

Bad electricians

Bad electricians

got a awesome pic from a mates install I'll post it up when he sends it to me...

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Pugs
Feb 20, 2009 6:51 pm
Pugs
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Bam
Feb 20, 2009 7:21 pm
Bam
vasco
vasco
20 February 2009

fencing quotes

fencing quotes

does anyone know a good fencing co in or around lyndhurst? we have asked for numerous quotes for our new home and have received 1 response out of about 10 requests!!!

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vasco
Feb 20, 2009 10:18 pm
Brad & Ree
Brad & Ree
20 February 2009

question for polishing floor borads?

question for polishing floor borads?

Thanks wake me, that what i needed to know, keep the dust from the fine sanding. Dukekmaya- yyes hudreds of staples, debating wether to fill with putty, or just go over…

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Brad & Ree
Feb 20, 2009 11:10 pm
Helyn
Helyn
21 February 2009

Smelly Bathroom!!

Smelly Bathroom!!

Oh yes, this is a forum to share anything and everything, even what gets stuck down ones toilet drain !!! :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol:

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Helyn
Feb 21, 2009 10:22 am
Helyn
gracesmith
gracesmith
21 February 2009

Asbestos Bathroom walls - to paint or tile?

Asbestos Bathroom walls - to paint or tile?

Hi..........., That is the most logical/best explanation I have heard yet . i always suspected something was gassing. Moisture wicking up and reactivation the cutback…

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gracesmith
Feb 21, 2009 9:27 pm
danceswwolves
danceswwolves
22 February 2009

Frustration with the bank

Frustration with the bank

Glad to hear that, hope you have a happy building experience from now on. Grats.

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danceswwolves
Feb 22, 2009 9:51 am
Taffy
Taffy
23 February 2009

What to do with these cut outs?????

What to do with these cut outs?????

An idea... get a picture that overlaps perfectly hinge it and keep your valuables in there. It's where all the safes are in the…

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Taffy
Feb 23, 2009 7:41 am
Taffy
petal
petal
23 February 2009

I must say

I must say

We built with PD, and we really wanted to decorate our house so it didn't look like a display - I'd rather it reflect us than PD's interior…

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petal
Feb 23, 2009 1:02 pm
petal
Hellman109
Hellman109
23 February 2009

Contract Clause

Contract Clause

$250 a week is Victorian law IIRC. If your in any other state check the contract.

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Hellman109
Feb 23, 2009 1:03 pm
sdabel
sdabel
23 February 2009

Electrical plans

Electrical plans

Big thing for us was horizontal light switches, we forgot to mention it in the original interview so had to pay to get them all changed afterwards. Something that is very…

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sdabel
Feb 23, 2009 1:46 pm
sdabel
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
23 February 2009

More advice needed :)

More advice needed :)

Wanna, this is only what the builder told me. The soil test is valid for a limited time or something. I'm confused about it too. haywgl, what do you mean about 7K to…

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Salt&Pepper
Feb 23, 2009 4:35 pm
Salt&Pepper
Taffy
Taffy
23 February 2009

How can I paint internal brick wall?

How can I paint internal brick wall?

Theres a paint out now thats an internal render paint I think its by dulux its good if you want to paint a wall and also fill in the mortar as well to give it a smooth…

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Taffy
Feb 23, 2009 8:32 pm
Taffy
Helyn
Helyn
23 February 2009

touch lamps and roller shutters

touch lamps and roller shutters

Thought I had a ghost in the house Well this is a brand new house so no history... but then again it was built on urban regeneration…

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Helyn
Feb 23, 2009 9:40 pm
Helyn
alfa156
alfa156
23 February 2009

building permit

building permit

We had our Building Permit for our new home approved and lodged in banyule council by a surveyor. I just discovered our neighbor went to the…

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alfa156
Feb 23, 2009 10:22 pm
Brad & Ree
Brad & Ree
24 February 2009

patching top skirting/cornice

patching top skirting/cornice

not sure if it has been damaged, still to have a decent look at it, appears problem is only in the living area. DH thinks maybe previous occupants have damaged it with…

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Brad & Ree
Feb 24, 2009 2:02 am
mel
mel
24 February 2009

Silver Front Loader Washing Machine? Anyone painted one?

Silver Front Loader Washing Machine? Anyone painted one?

an old neighbour of mine painted his beer fridge in a hammertone paint, blue from memory, it looked really good. He sanded it back first though. I haven't seen a…

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mel
Feb 24, 2009 7:30 am
mel
cascade
cascade
24 February 2009

Dish washer draining

Dish washer draining

Thanks Strumer for the helpful tip!

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cascade
Feb 24, 2009 9:45 am
PTCQLD
PTCQLD
24 February 2009

How to cut/grind slab edge ??

How to cut/grind slab edge ??

Just be careful with the amount of cover you'll be left with over the reinforcing. Too close to th eedge and it will prematurely rust and break out. Regards Paul

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PTCQLD
Feb 24, 2009 4:23 pm
jspitz
jspitz
24 February 2009

Boutique Homes?

Boutique Homes?
1, 2

Boutique homes was our second choice for builder after M as we liked the floorplans better with M. I met the David you speak about at Caroline Springs and i too thought…

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jspitz
Feb 24, 2009 5:06 pm
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 7:00 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 8:02 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 10:45 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 1:17 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 2:24 pm


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