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penny73
penny73
21 November 2008

pre-purchase inspection ants nest found ask for them to fix

pre-purchase inspection ants nest found ask for them to fix

We got a quote from Rentokil for $250 and will probably go ahead and do it after settlement.

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penny73
Nov 21, 2008 7:50 am
igotnosmoke
igotnosmoke
21 November 2008

estimate costs of sub dividing and change of title

estimate costs of sub dividing and change of title

thanks for the feedback guys, it was extremely helpful. the idea is to use my first home owners grant on this and eventually rent it out after the 6 month period, so even…

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igotnosmoke
Nov 21, 2008 1:34 pm
Robert
Robert
21 November 2008

Colex Homes

Colex Homes

No it doesnt sound right. Very Very dodgy.

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Robert
Nov 21, 2008 3:33 pm
McReidy
McReidy
21 November 2008

PlanningWiz Software - Can you add images

PlanningWiz Software - Can you add images

I'm using PlanningWiz to try and create a new layout for my new study/drum room. Does anyone know if it is possible to add custom graphics to the program other than what…

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McReidy
Nov 21, 2008 4:23 pm
McReidy
kexkez
kexkez
21 November 2008

Merry Christmas - it's Elf Time again!

Merry Christmas - it's Elf Time again!

Ok I started off using my avatar from here but then added the rest of the family to much protest as there wasn't a "real" photo of me. So I had a hunt and found one of me…

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kexkez
Nov 21, 2008 7:32 pm
kexkez
donuts
donuts
21 November 2008

Can I turn pergola into a room?

Can I turn pergola into a room?

You been stalking realestate.com.au again Mike? 8) It does look great. But from the positioning of it on the house plans, it looks like the kitchen / living / dining…

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donuts
Nov 21, 2008 7:54 pm
donuts
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
22 November 2008

What timber should I use for wooden windows?

What timber should I use for wooden windows?

Google it....everything is there:) and plus if you are still looking for timber...why not try eBay.

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Sacha1390
Nov 21, 2008 11:36 pm
Sacha1390
nesspop
nesspop
22 November 2008

Help! photobucket confusion

Help! photobucket confusion

Thanks Helen, I have worked it out :D

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nesspop
Nov 22, 2008 1:06 pm
nesspop
James Bond
James Bond
22 November 2008

Good landscaping program

Good landscaping program

Can anyone recommend a good landscaping computer program. Would like to have a play around planning out the back yard. Pen & paper is not as…

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James Bond
Nov 22, 2008 4:27 pm
James Bond
grace_slick
grace_slick
22 November 2008

Oh dear...

Oh dear...

Oh, relaaax, people! lol I said I'd never do it, myself. I know people would do it, and that doesn't bother me. We get claims all the time like that at my work. Well,…

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grace_slick
Nov 22, 2008 5:34 pm
grace_slick
signuptesting
signuptesting
22 November 2008

SolarSpan

SolarSpan

Does anyone know how much SolarSpan is? Has anyone used it? Looking at using it for a carport.

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signuptesting
Nov 22, 2008 7:51 pm
lloydmav
lloydmav
23 November 2008

Gym Room in your home - anyone?

Gym Room in your home - anyone?
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I looked for a house where I could add on a large gym. It was an absolute must. I'm into powerlifting and bodybuilding. We've built a 6m by 4m room, carefully placed…

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lloydmav
Nov 23, 2008 1:16 am
lloydmav
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DeeElle
Nov 23, 2008 5:04 pm
DeeElle
sdabel
sdabel
24 November 2008

Rain

Rain

Our roof went up the day before it rained :D No leaks at all and you can see how much water will collected by the downpipes. regards sean

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sdabel
Nov 24, 2008 8:58 am
sdabel
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
24 November 2008

Ceiling Fans - are they easy to self install?

Ceiling Fans - are they easy to self install?

ok ok ok might let the electrician do the simple job and even pay him for that :(

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Sacha1390
Nov 24, 2008 3:57 pm
Sacha1390
DIYrookie
DIYrookie
25 November 2008

Garage walls are chipboard.

Garage walls are chipboard.

nah...can't find a picture...tried Google image. The next time I go home, I'll snap a couple of pictures but I doubt they sell those brackets anymore. The new flats in…

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DIYrookie
Nov 25, 2008 7:55 am
cynarion
cynarion
25 November 2008

Not sure what to do

Not sure what to do

Hi JoJo-- The thing about spending "all that money" on a knockdown is that $10-20,000 dollars is still a lot cheaper than buying a new block of land. In addition, I'm…

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cynarion
Nov 25, 2008 9:24 am
cynarion
Back Pocket
Back Pocket
25 November 2008

A slab and portico question

A slab and portico question

MikkyG, they didn't do it standard for prestige in mid October when we signed up. I specifically asked about it.

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Back Pocket
Nov 25, 2008 1:27 pm
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
25 November 2008

Is anyone getting nervous about moving to a new suburb?

Is anyone getting nervous about moving to a new suburb?
1, 2, 3

I agree. I went to one of the lowest rating public schools in my area, where there were bashings,…

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mrs_smith
Nov 25, 2008 4:02 pm
mrs_smith
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ECOECO
Nov 25, 2008 4:04 pm
ECOECO
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Adrian B
Nov 25, 2008 7:33 pm
Adrian B
martyme
martyme
25 November 2008

Who should pay???

Who should pay???

What does your contract say about changes made by the builder (or specifically about discontinued items, if anything)? We had several things…

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martyme
Nov 25, 2008 9:48 pm
martyme
Sassy_Bud
Sassy_Bud
26 November 2008

Ideas for spare room

Ideas for spare room

I think you may be right Helyn. I already have a fooseball table going in the main living room as it is really long. As I am the sole user of the 2nd floor and the…

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Sassy_Bud
Nov 26, 2008 9:25 am
d@n
d@n
27 November 2008

Can your Brickie do this???

Can your Brickie do this???

I've seen it all now. :shock:

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d@n
Nov 27, 2008 1:03 pm
joeygbh
joeygbh
27 November 2008

Free land in the Sandarra estate for 1 lucky motorist

Free land in the Sandarra estate for 1 lucky motorist

Its funny how they say that they aren't desperate for motorists but then they are giving away land. Its not just an iphone or a car....but its…

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joeygbh
Nov 27, 2008 3:28 pm
joeygbh
James Bond
James Bond
27 November 2008

rendered foam board v's cladding such as JH Sycon Stria

rendered foam board v's cladding such as JH Sycon Stria

Does anyone know the approx cost of rendered foam board, compared to using a cladding such as James Hardie Sycon Stria board or Matrix…

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James Bond
Nov 27, 2008 4:50 pm
James Bond
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
27 November 2008

Gyprock over weatherboards

Gyprock over weatherboards

better off ripping the weatherboards off so you get a nice flat surface for the plasterboard. You'll have the chance to see anything hidden in the wall as well. If its a…

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Dukekamaya
Nov 27, 2008 9:15 pm
Dukekamaya
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cynarion
Nov 28, 2008 9:54 am
cynarion
hermyleen
hermyleen
28 November 2008

I have no idea! Picking Exterior colours help please.

I have no idea! Picking Exterior colours help please.

I found the article below (from SMH) helpful in choosing which white to use. I don't think you can go wrong with white. I like to have the doors match the window frames,…

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hermyleen
Nov 28, 2008 10:00 pm
hermyleen
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mrs_smith
Nov 30, 2008 9:52 am
mrs_smith
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
30 November 2008

occupancy Permit.Need help

occupancy Permit.Need help

So: - They appear from nowhere 10 years after completion - The *threaten* to notify other agencies - They supposedly need to do some work, but won't tell you the…

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Cabinfever
Nov 30, 2008 9:53 am
Cabinfever
Reno
Reno
1 December 2008

Analogue or Digital Antenna/Aerial? Costs for fitting?

Analogue or Digital Antenna/Aerial? Costs for fitting?

The signal being sent is digital...1's and 0's. And you either…

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Reno
Dec 01, 2008 9:32 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
1 December 2008

Downpipe - is this normal?

Downpipe - is this normal?

Easily fixed all they need to do is tin snip the 45 degree gutter so it is facing down then attach the 90x45 to 90mm attachment on the end attach some…

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 01, 2008 12:01 pm
kyton
kyton
1 December 2008

What things did you/can you buy in advance?

What things did you/can you buy in advance?

Very good point Helyn and Southies about the warranties..didn't even consider that. Thank you! The caesarstone is an interesting one tho -…

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kyton
Dec 01, 2008 12:18 pm
kyton
stu
stu
1 December 2008

adding extra costs at end of build??? Can they???

adding extra costs at end of build??? Can they???

The frieze tiles were all planned for, they made a mistake in the quantity, but its proving to be near impossible to get reimbursed. We may have to take Pry Hms to the…

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stu
Dec 01, 2008 1:06 pm
stu
cocojambo
cocojambo
1 December 2008

Asbestos tiles???

Asbestos tiles???

This whole thing about asbestos is a joke! It can be expensive to remove in large quantities, but honesty...if you're not racking it up on a table…

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cocojambo
Dec 01, 2008 3:18 pm

I think you should consider CB/Dulux Dune as your main colour. Dune and Jasper, which I think your garage doors are go really well…

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Michelle
Dec 01, 2008 5:17 pm
Michelle
Mozzie
Mozzie
1 December 2008

Wrong shower head height!!

Wrong shower head height!!

I got one of those adjustable ones as well and guess what they did... They put it in so that the maximum adjustment…

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Mozzie
Dec 01, 2008 7:36 pm
Mozzie
Mozzie
Mozzie
1 December 2008

When to start?

When to start?

Thats a great idea to keep pictures of stuff you like and get as many ideas as possible. When it comes to deciding what type and style of house you want it can take a…

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Mozzie
Dec 01, 2008 7:44 pm
Mozzie
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haywgl
Dec 01, 2008 9:39 pm
haywgl
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
2 December 2008

Did we make a mistake?

Did we make a mistake?
1, 2

Sound insulation is certainly something I'd be doing Bel. In the floor, and the walls around the shower toilet area. But make sure you don't make the kids play area…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 02, 2008 5:49 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
2 December 2008

I thought this was interesting

I thought this was interesting

Re the improved architecture - at last :D

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Yak_Chat
Dec 02, 2008 6:03 am
Yak_Chat
Casa2
Casa2
2 December 2008

Will the costs fall ??

Will the costs fall ??

We can watch steel prices on this website: http://www.steelonthenet.com/prices.html It will be interesting to see what October's figure is once it's published. Of…

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Casa2
Dec 02, 2008 7:43 am
James Bond
James Bond
2 December 2008

General Notes about Canadian Homes

General Notes about Canadian Homes

Matt and I are working on a place owned by a Canadian ex-pat. Now, he's quite fussy about everything, but one area where this really kept coming…

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James Bond
Dec 02, 2008 7:46 am
James Bond
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
2 December 2008

buying land in bulk - with plan permits

buying land in bulk - with plan permits

Rather than split the title in 3 - you'd most likely register it as a strata plan to which you each have an equal third. The strata plan would then own the property itself.

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stonecutter1309
Dec 02, 2008 12:47 pm
stonecutter1309
Chris & Bel
Chris & Bel
2 December 2008

BRICK WORK DILEMMA!!

BRICK WORK DILEMMA!!

They will do anything to get out of a bit of extra work!! :x

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Chris & Bel
Dec 02, 2008 1:14 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
2 December 2008

Phone Connection

Phone Connection
1, 2

Just got a call from Telstra re compensation - seems they are going to try it on. Want to offer $260 something dollars, should be closer to $2000. Looks like we are going…

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3timesbuilda
Dec 02, 2008 3:11 pm
3timesbuilda
Southies
Southies
2 December 2008

Aggregate for driveway

Aggregate for driveway
1, 2

Sammy, I've seen the aggregate driveways but they seem to be the same boring colour. Mentone in Melbourne seem to have soooo many variations by comparison to what I've…

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Southies
Dec 02, 2008 4:42 pm
Southies
spikegomez
spikegomez
2 December 2008

Renovations are on hold because...

Renovations are on hold because...

Wow that sounds great... good luck for your new house, new place... ___________________

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spikegomez
Dec 02, 2008 4:48 pm


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