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Jochicho
Jochicho
3 February 2009

My concrete sealer ... that works!

My concrete sealer ... that works!

Thanks Matt, I have done just like Kexkez and added it to my favourites so I don't loose it for when we finish the house (which might be a while away...)

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Jochicho
Feb 03, 2009 10:53 pm
Drax
Drax
4 February 2009

Pre-plaster inspection w/ the Big Kev

Pre-plaster inspection w/ the Big Kev

Our site manager, Gregg was on site when, Kevin looked around our house. When I got the report from, Kevin I sent it to, Gregg as he is the one who has to act on the…

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Drax
Feb 04, 2009 7:35 am
courtypaulie
courtypaulie
4 February 2009

Santorini26 in MerndaVillages

Santorini26 in MerndaVillages

Hi Stormie We are building the Santorini 29 and are currently at base stage. We have made a few slight modifications - extended the outdoor room, double vanity…

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courtypaulie
Feb 04, 2009 10:36 am
yvette72
yvette72
4 February 2009

Tax Bonus announced in the stimulus package this arvo

Tax Bonus announced in the stimulus package this arvo

donot get to excited the liberal party has just said they are going to block the stimuls package as you may not get your money

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yvette72
Feb 04, 2009 11:46 am
becdoll
becdoll
4 February 2009

Removing paint from a fireplace

Removing paint from a fireplace

My house has a gorgeous 1930's fireplace. I think the brick underneath all of the white paint is ornamental. Has anyone successfully taken paint off a painted brick fireplace? TIA.

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becdoll
Feb 04, 2009 5:04 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
4 February 2009

What kind of aircon do I have?

What kind of aircon do I have?

Ive had both types and wouldn't waste my money again on evaporative for several reasons. In a former home with a BreezeAir evap our bedroom faced north. With the…

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 04, 2009 7:03 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 February 2009

Protecting a colorbond fence during construction?

Protecting a colorbond fence during construction?

We cover windows in plastic for the same reason. It works fine. Be careful with anything adhesive that it doesn't stay on too long - it gets awful hard to remove…

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ECOECO
Feb 04, 2009 8:01 pm
ECOECO
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
4 February 2009

Garage Renovation

Garage Renovation

Yikes how could I forget the 'light'? That's to be fixed atop the new 'structure' while we dance around it in our smalls, giving thanks to the great structure renovator…

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 04, 2009 9:17 pm
beegeers
beegeers
5 February 2009

Any shelves for the cabinets?

Any shelves for the cabinets?

The drawings should detail the shelves For us Shelves was included in kitchen/laundry WIR is standard one shelf with hanging rail We had to pay extra when we wanted…

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beegeers
Feb 05, 2009 7:43 am
Briz Ms
Briz Ms
5 February 2009

Back Fence Colour - can't decide

Back Fence Colour - can't decide
1, 2

Because a few of us currently have 3 different colour colorbond fences due to neighbours' decisions and even with planting the fence colour will show through. Personally…

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Briz Ms
Feb 05, 2009 9:13 am
Briz Ms
suh
suh
5 February 2009

got your little tool Matt ...thanks

got your little tool Matt ...thanks

Who said I have a little tool? .... :oops: Besides its not how big it is its what you do with it! (thats what guys with…

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suh
Feb 05, 2009 12:30 pm
suh
T&V
T&V
6 February 2009

Looking for a draftsman / designer Sydney area

Looking for a draftsman / designer Sydney area

Hi Lenny & Tim, just a quick word re this topic. i'm a bit long in the tooth & ATM working on my 5th & last O/B project, i decided that now that i'm battling to draw a…

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T&V
Feb 06, 2009 12:18 am
Falconbrook
Falconbrook
6 February 2009

Guest Bedroom

Guest Bedroom

As I do not have a laptop had not considered a pc/data point but my 18year old has one so will add that too. I have not been able to see myself in a mirror from the waist…

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Falconbrook
Feb 06, 2009 1:11 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 February 2009

Quick question about changing door locks

Quick question about changing door locks

Take your locks off and take them to the locksmiths - ask for new barrels keyed alike - shouldn't be too expensive. If you're in Melbourne - I recommend Endeavour…

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ECOECO
Feb 06, 2009 7:02 am
ECOECO
petal
petal
6 February 2009

Spare Parts?

Spare Parts?

Thanks guys! :D Joles - yep, I rang Kleenmaid, and they put me on to the Sydney place, so I'll give them a go today, if they can't help , I'll try Mitcham!

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petal
Feb 06, 2009 7:41 am
petal
Ausnadian
Ausnadian
6 February 2009

Rendering a brick fireplace

Rendering a brick fireplace

I have done a search on this topic and not come back with the answers I am hoping for. So my question is: Does rendering crack under heat stress from a fireplace? It…

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Ausnadian
Feb 06, 2009 1:19 pm
tim the toolman
tim the toolman
6 February 2009

European Laundries

European Laundries

I'm all for the European Laundry but it seems our R&D Guys were one steph ahead of me and decided to open a display home with one and boy do the punters NOT like…

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tim the toolman
Feb 06, 2009 1:22 pm
gamarson
gamarson
6 February 2009

Should I remove current slab for stumps?

Should I remove current slab for stumps?

I am about to start renovations to the rear of a workers cottage. Unfortunately, one half of the rear of the house is on a concrete slab and the other half is…

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gamarson
Feb 06, 2009 1:28 pm
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
6 February 2009

Stamp duty exemption .. is it on land or land+home?

Stamp duty exemption .. is it on land or land+home?

Right! Thanks ..same case as mine then! .. I see we're the PONDS buddies stevep!

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bluemetal77
Feb 06, 2009 4:49 pm
bluemetal77
suh
suh
6 February 2009

Washing Machines

Washing Machines
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I'm the same Petal my brother in law is a keen cook and got a Kleenmaid stove and regrets it, as I mentioned before we have friends who have Miele…

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suh
Feb 06, 2009 7:23 pm
suh
esg
esg
6 February 2009

Any advice, last minute ideas...

Any advice, last minute ideas...
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Yep Annietom - that's pretty much exactly what we're looking at doing :) :) Going by the space we'll have with the re-jigging of the laundry and walk-in, we should have…

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esg
Feb 06, 2009 9:38 pm
builda
builda
7 February 2009

Extensions - Cost

Extensions - Cost

Hi and welcome to the HomeOne forums! Costs for extensions and renovations are virtually impossible to price on a ball park rate but years ago I wrote a small visual…

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builda
Feb 07, 2009 8:01 am
builda
thlo
thlo
8 February 2009

Reserve Bank cuts interest rates by 100 basis point to 3.25%

Reserve Bank cuts interest rates by 100 basis point to 3.25%
1, 2, 3

After all this heated discussion about the perils of fixing your home loan rate, I believe everyone should be aware of the potentially serious disadvantages of fixing your…

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thlo
Feb 08, 2009 1:43 pm
thlo
Mumsou
Mumsou
8 February 2009

Restump weatherboard house in Melbourne

Restump weatherboard house in Melbourne

Dear all, A few questions regarding restumping:- Can anyone please recommend a restumper in south east Melbourne? How long should i leve the house settle…

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Mumsou
Feb 08, 2009 2:09 pm
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
8 February 2009

Order direct from Laminex?

Order direct from Laminex?

really they do where i am straight from the factory shop I got my kitchen vanity top.

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ausfatcat
Feb 08, 2009 7:43 pm
raggedy_ange
raggedy_ange
9 February 2009

Building novices

Building novices

My husband and I are considering purchasing a property in Wilson WA, demolishing and building a family home on the block. Does anyone have any experience in demolishing…

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raggedy_ange
Feb 09, 2009 11:42 am
Colsy
Colsy
9 February 2009

Renovating and old home in Adelaide

Renovating and old home in Adelaide

Colsy - keep it period - detail detail detail - and as AFC says - hold back on the glitz and do the bits that…

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Colsy
Feb 09, 2009 12:32 pm
Colsy
leebee1
leebee1
9 February 2009

Warehouse Sale - Omega & Smeg

Warehouse Sale - Omega & Smeg

Does anyone know of a seconds outlets or discount shops for SMEG in Melbourne?

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leebee1
Feb 09, 2009 4:35 pm
Michelle
Michelle
9 February 2009

jasper colour garage door pics?

jasper colour garage door pics?

http://images.google.com.au/images?gbv= ... rt=60&sa=N I just went looking on Google for pics for you…but look what I found instead…… Sorry….no photos for you,…

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Michelle
Feb 09, 2009 7:30 pm
Michelle
DeeElle
DeeElle
9 February 2009

Thanks to the heat….

Thanks to the heat….

thanks to the heat ... we lost a few plants :( . A couple of our expensive ones too! Damn it :evil: . edit: just realised there is a thread in the landscape section…

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DeeElle
Feb 09, 2009 10:01 pm
DeeElle
hermi
hermi
10 February 2009

Protecting a house from fire.

Protecting a house from fire.

Thank you all for your reply's. I will be contacting the council and fire brigade tomorrow about products and procedures. I checked the blue cats eye on the road…

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hermi
Feb 10, 2009 8:34 pm
Kris000
Kris000
10 February 2009

Can anyone recommand a good fencing company?

Can anyone recommand a good fencing company?

i everyone, New to the forum :) Just wanted to know if anyone has heard of Modular wall Systems? We are looking at getting a front fence that has some sound barrier…

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Kris000
Feb 10, 2009 9:45 pm
Young_Aussie
Young_Aussie
11 February 2009

Anyone building in Cascades on Clyde?

Anyone building in Cascades on Clyde?

hi miki, are you still building the atherton with simonds. if yes when is your site start date. and how is everything going. i am thinking of building atherton2900…

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Young_Aussie
Feb 11, 2009 1:29 pm
popcorn-chicken
popcorn-chicken
11 February 2009

just gets worse

just gets worse

I wonder how Vic's builders doing...seems like Vic's builders are in better situations where our lands are more affordable. Feel sorry to all those NSW home owners who…

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popcorn-chicken
Feb 11, 2009 1:33 pm
stu
stu
11 February 2009

Need Advise on Cutting a Doorway through a Brick Wall

Need Advise on Cutting a Doorway through a Brick Wall

The process above seems to be lacking detail, just remember that this double bricked wall holds up your roof, and the reward for failure could be death. I would seriously…

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stu
Feb 11, 2009 2:55 pm
stu
yvette72
yvette72
11 February 2009

Lockyer Valley/Laidley Council Approvals

Lockyer Valley/Laidley Council Approvals

you could ring the building section and ask how long,we found them very helpful there

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yvette72
Feb 11, 2009 8:05 pm
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petal
Feb 12, 2009 9:01 am
petal
kyton
kyton
12 February 2009

I thought I should pass this on insurance and warranty SCAM

I thought I should pass this on insurance and warranty SCAM

Some insurances have different levels of cover - just like health insurance. For instance with mine I could chose basic or premium. The difference is that premium covers…

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kyton
Feb 12, 2009 9:31 am
kyton
karol
karol
12 February 2009

Carport advice - can we alter or should we rebuild?

Carport advice - can we alter or should we rebuild?

We had our builder around and he said that they could just "move" the carport that is already installed. I actually think the placement is alright (and I don't think we…

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karol
Feb 12, 2009 6:19 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
12 February 2009

Tips on buying a block of land help please

Tips on buying a block of land help please
1, 2

The easement at the back IMO is not such an issue - just be aware that maybe - if needed - someone - anytime - may need to get access to it to dig up the pipe - get access…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 12, 2009 9:46 pm
Yak_Chat
lazydays
lazydays
12 February 2009

Government Initiatives

Government Initiatives

No. One part is installed into your meter box and it transmits a signal up to 30m to the receiver which is just a free standing unit. Its all installed by the govt…

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lazydays
Feb 12, 2009 11:21 pm
Felix
Felix
13 February 2009

Building inspection for older house

Building inspection for older house

Hi, we are thinking of settling on an older house (25 years old). It is on foundations, and had an extension, renovated kitchen and looks really nice. Only problem…

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Felix
Feb 13, 2009 8:08 am
Rachelle
Rachelle
13 February 2009

Which facade and final touches to layout

Which facade and final touches to layout

I think it looks great. I really like your floorplan, but I think you should rethink all the openings in the theatre.

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Rachelle
Feb 13, 2009 9:43 am
Annietom
Annietom
13 February 2009

Is this standard building practice??!!

Is this standard building practice??!!

yeah that sucks for you, as Dale suggested, talk to a building inspector (get it in writing etc)... Annie

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Annietom
Feb 13, 2009 2:50 pm
Annietom
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 February 2009

Easy way to find trades and service people

Easy way to find trades and service people

MegC, Sorry we dont allow link like that here... Also when submitting a site such a this it would be a good idea to declare your commercial position to others first ;)

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mattwalker
Feb 13, 2009 8:50 pm
mattwalker
cyclone
cyclone
14 February 2009

Improving your star rating

Improving your star rating
1, 2

hmmm, i think the garage should of been on…

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cyclone
Feb 14, 2009 6:43 am
cyclone
suenmatt
suenmatt
14 February 2009

Master Builder QLD building contract - does anyone have one?

Master Builder QLD building contract - does anyone have one?

jacktheaussielad, do you mind describing your bad experience? And on that note, does anyone know/recommend any "building specialist" solicitors in the Brisbane…

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suenmatt
Feb 14, 2009 9:37 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
14 February 2009

Pre-settlement Inspections-Sydney

Pre-settlement Inspections-Sydney

Anyone thinking of building a new home might also want to check out Charm Homes (www.charmhomes.com.au), which is Howard's (or his son's) building…

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stonecutter1309
Feb 14, 2009 11:44 am
stonecutter1309


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