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Leila
Leila
9 December 2008

Raising and building under a Queenslander

Raising and building under a Queenslander

Hi We are wanting to raise and build under our Queenslander. It is a lovely house but just to small! It has 2 bedrooms, study, family room, dining, lounge and kitchen.…

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Leila
Dec 09, 2008 4:57 pm
kyiee81
kyiee81
9 December 2008

Cavity Sliding Doors

Cavity Sliding Doors

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: that is funny!!!!

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kyiee81
Dec 09, 2008 5:39 pm
kyiee81
kristofw
kristofw
9 December 2008

Slab, fence and difficult neighbour

Slab, fence and difficult neighbour

donuts, kristofw, is it your fence encroaching on your neighbour's land or the other way round? Fence is on our land, biting off from 90…

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kristofw
Dec 09, 2008 8:29 pm
kristofw
Lostris
Lostris
10 December 2008

Help for my brother :)

Help for my brother :)

If it is subject to signing of building contracts and starting construction. What I would be finding out is what is the definition of starting…

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Lostris
Dec 10, 2008 8:20 am
Wingies
Wingies
10 December 2008

Downturn? What downturn?

Downturn? What downturn?

I hateeeee bad service, and I generally choose who to go with by the customer service I recieve on my initial call. if it's great they generally get my business. I pay for…

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Wingies
Dec 10, 2008 10:26 am
Wingies
PrincessB
PrincessB
10 December 2008

Thoughts please- should I paint it?

Thoughts please- should I paint it?
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Thanks guys I might try the idea of the white picket fence at the front, probably 18.m high.. hubby is hoping that we can use exisiting posts and just add the pickets…

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PrincessB
Dec 10, 2008 10:44 am
Helyn
Helyn
10 December 2008

Is this a 'fixture' ??

Is this a 'fixture' ??

I think its different with holiday units, I sold it partly furnished and then left those items on the wall also because I couldnt be bothered…

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Helyn
Dec 10, 2008 11:22 am
Helyn
Mozzie
Mozzie
10 December 2008

From where I can buy good bedroom funiture ????????

From where I can buy good bedroom funiture ????????

There are also at least a dozen on whitehorse road in Nunawading.

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Mozzie
Dec 10, 2008 3:05 pm
Mozzie
dymonite69
dymonite69
10 December 2008

Sound Proof Ceiling

Sound Proof Ceiling

I am replying to an old thread but I have an friend who is an acoustic engineer of a multinational firm in Sydney. He recommended Acoustiflex.

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dymonite69
Dec 10, 2008 9:39 pm
dymonite69
sammy
sammy
11 December 2008

Has anyone moved in without floor coverings yet?

Has anyone moved in without floor coverings yet?

VJ you should wait until you have floor coverings. The dust from concrete is not good for kids. It is so hard getting them to stay clean, not to mention the dust on your…

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sammy
Dec 11, 2008 5:28 pm
sammy
builda
builda
11 December 2008

Easement/ Retaining wall question

Easement/ Retaining wall question

Does sound a bit high but there is a bit of work involved just the same. The best option is to get another quote or two. If you cannot get a quote then send me some…

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builda
Dec 11, 2008 8:08 pm
builda
haywgl
haywgl
11 December 2008

What height for dryer noggin

What height for dryer noggin

Thanks for all your replies guys - I'm going to try and see at what height our current noggin is (thanks Donuts ;)) and put one at the same height, I figure if that is wrong…

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haywgl
Dec 11, 2008 8:44 pm
haywgl
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
12 December 2008

Concrete pump cleaning

Concrete pump cleaning

Yes they should, but make…

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Kevin Brown
Dec 12, 2008 8:24 pm
Kevin Brown
eho
eho
12 December 2008

Protection when building a home

Protection when building a home

Check out these couple of…

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eho
Dec 12, 2008 9:00 pm
eho
grace_slick
grace_slick
13 December 2008

Has a ceiling fan ever fallen on anyone? lol

Has a ceiling fan ever fallen on anyone? lol
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Yeah, it's probably major paranoia. I mean, I see fans in shops, houses, etc and they're going SO fast. Much faster than my one, and they seem fine. Or some seem…

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grace_slick
Dec 13, 2008 6:48 pm
grace_slick
Rachelle
Rachelle
15 December 2008

Is it time to get a lawyer? YES!

Is it time to get a lawyer? YES!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I know how you feel. When I pulled out I told them they could keep what they paid for the contour survey, but in the end I just took what they sent, and that was the…

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Rachelle
Dec 15, 2008 8:49 am
claego
claego
15 December 2008

Need advice on water damaged plaster???

Need advice on water damaged plaster???

Thanks EcoClassic Yes it is glasswool, spelling mistake.. Properly i need to take a close look for the plaster today and take some pictures.. thanks

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claego
Dec 15, 2008 9:53 am
ChrisL
ChrisL
15 December 2008

Wardrobe sliding doors

Wardrobe sliding doors

Thank you all for your comments. Leaning towards plain, and stick-on mirror if required. Chris

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ChrisL
Dec 15, 2008 2:02 pm
cielly
cielly
15 December 2008

In-wall fish tanks?

In-wall fish tanks?
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i'm scared to think of how much that will cost us... :shock:

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cielly
Dec 15, 2008 3:11 pm
cielly
PTCQLD
PTCQLD
15 December 2008

Anyone have trouble getting builders because of access issue

Anyone have trouble getting builders because of access issue

I have discussed this with many of my trades and we agree that the media is sensationalising most of this for their own benefit. I have actually had an increase in…

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PTCQLD
Dec 15, 2008 8:47 pm
eho
eho
16 December 2008

WHOS RESPONSIBILTY???

WHOS RESPONSIBILTY???

The builder should know, at plan stage, they are building close to the boundary and will have very little access there. They can't possibly expect access from your…

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eho
Dec 16, 2008 3:32 pm
eho
Leila
Leila
16 December 2008

What things do you believe constitute a good renovation?

What things do you believe constitute a good renovation?

I spoke to an architect today re designing our extension and when he asked me where I lived, I told him. He said "you don't live near that place being renovated do…

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Leila
Dec 16, 2008 5:52 pm
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vid
Dec 16, 2008 6:07 pm
vid
pumpkinbum
pumpkinbum
16 December 2008

how hard to build or extend lockable garage?

how hard to build or extend lockable garage?

assumign you have council approval and sufficient land space.. how would this work? knockdown and build job? is this possible - most garages are connected to the house itself..

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pumpkinbum
Dec 16, 2008 6:43 pm
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
16 December 2008

In hindsight, what things would you do differently ??

In hindsight, what things would you do differently ??

second guess everything..... There are a few things I regret like some electrical fittings, I went the cheaper options a few times and I am regretting not spend a few…

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ausfatcat
Dec 16, 2008 8:02 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 December 2008

Repairs to a wounded wall

Repairs to a wounded wall

You could use obscure film - it will look pretty good. We use it a lot for our windows. Ed

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ECOECO
Dec 16, 2008 11:28 pm
ECOECO
fringe dwellers
fringe dwellers
17 December 2008

To any Urbanedge People building!!!

To any Urbanedge People building!!!

When we met the SS last week he thought handover should be late feb early march which is what we had been anticipating. We have two sets of plans. One from back in May…

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fringe dwellers
Dec 17, 2008 10:47 am
bmacs
bmacs
17 December 2008

Anyone In M/Waters should know !!!

Anyone In M/Waters should know !!!
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Hi Arkraider, Nice house you've built. How did you manage to get around the Design Asseement Panel guidelines for the garage door and driveway? Our permit was denied…

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bmacs
Dec 17, 2008 11:47 am
Michelle
Michelle
17 December 2008

Some Exciting News....

Some Exciting News....
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I’ll be checking out your Facebook page soon…………….. You funny little squiggle. :lol: :lol:

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Michelle
Dec 17, 2008 7:57 pm
Michelle
sha
sha
18 December 2008

Block of Land Mowing - Help!

Block of Land Mowing - Help!

somehow I think the mowing fairy would go on strike if I were to ask her to do my lawn lol We use 2 rideons and a push mower and takes us a few days lol *really need…

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sha
Dec 17, 2008 11:31 pm
thlo
thlo
18 December 2008

About derrimut area,melbourne

About derrimut area,melbourne

If its 5 mins walking from Deer Park station then it is more likely to be in Deer Park rather than in Derrimut (the boundary is supposedly…

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thlo
Dec 18, 2008 12:40 am
thlo
steveo247
steveo247
18 December 2008

ideas for internal staircase

ideas for internal staircase

yeah thats the stuff ! and it depends on the type of step, if it has a bullnose etc.. but its hard to explain so after work tonight ill draw a picture for you !

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steveo247
Dec 18, 2008 3:05 pm
steveo247
kexkez
kexkez
18 December 2008

Work/bill/computer stations?

Work/bill/computer stations?

Sounds like a great idea Joles. And congrats on being a responsible parent wanting to supervise computer access. ( sorry a personal rant thing of mine -everyone…

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kexkez
Dec 18, 2008 10:26 pm
kexkez
pauljackson84
pauljackson84
19 December 2008

Difficulty getting insurance on demolition block

Difficulty getting insurance on demolition block

You got to be careful about insurance. Its not like car insurance when it comes to public liabilty in most cases. Yeah if someone get hurt and they sue you the…

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pauljackson84
Dec 19, 2008 6:34 pm
pauljackson84

reaver, not eligable unfortunately :( here are some pics i took the other…

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ken007
Dec 19, 2008 10:48 pm
ken007
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
20 December 2008

roof coating

roof coating

We also have our roof repainted around 5 1/2 yrs ago, it was around $3k to get it done. We had a clean and fungicide done, at least 70 tiles were replaced, re-bedding of…

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monkeyupatree
Dec 20, 2008 12:30 am
monkeyupatree
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
20 December 2008

Flat Roof & Air Con Unit

Flat Roof & Air Con Unit

Really?? Well I guess I might mention that to them then...

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buildingadreamhome
Dec 20, 2008 6:14 pm
buildingadreamhome
joles
joles
21 December 2008

Toilet in the garage, does it need tiling?

Toilet in the garage, does it need tiling?
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On a trivial point, it's good to see an outdoor meals area called an outdoor meals area and not that wanky "alfresco". When did that start…

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joles
Dec 21, 2008 8:00 am
joles
starlet
starlet
21 December 2008

Solar panel means test to be scrapped

Solar panel means test to be scrapped
1, 2

Has anyone heard about a 'supplementary' rebate by the WA government? I have a vague recollection of this being mentioned during the WA state election. It seem to remember…

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starlet
Dec 21, 2008 12:53 pm
thlo
thlo
21 December 2008

Proof of FHOG - 6 month residency

Proof of FHOG - 6 month residency

I am surprised by the amount of misinformation, to say the least. To qualify for the First home Owners Grant, you don't have to an Australian citizen. Only one of the…

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thlo
Dec 21, 2008 5:07 pm
thlo
Brad & Ree
Brad & Ree
21 December 2008

Removing butterfly clips

Removing butterfly clips

Are you suprised by…

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Brad & Ree
Dec 21, 2008 9:04 pm
Wingies
Wingies
22 December 2008

Blue masking tape for painting

Blue masking tape for painting

I used the low tac blue tape on my ceiling probably a few days after it had been painted. It didn't peet the paint at all. I have not had any problem with the tape peeling…

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Wingies
Dec 22, 2008 8:55 am
Wingies
thlo
thlo
22 December 2008

FHOG Help Needed

FHOG Help Needed

I presume you are taking out a mortgage - I suggest you ask your loan provider, they usually submit these for you. My son bought an established…

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thlo
Dec 22, 2008 12:57 pm
thlo
PTCQLD
PTCQLD
22 December 2008

Terracotta Tiles and N3 Wind Rating

Terracotta Tiles and N3 Wind Rating

Well terracotta tiles have been around for…

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PTCQLD
Dec 22, 2008 3:40 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
22 December 2008

*** Christmas Giveaway - Selby Acoustics ***

*** Christmas Giveaway - Selby Acoustics ***
1, 2, 3, 4

All over!! We have 1 correct guess 1 just up the road guess and 1 closest to the pin guess... I will let you know in a little while who won :)

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mattwalker
Dec 22, 2008 4:02 pm
mattwalker
maurita
maurita
23 December 2008

How long will it take to have a look at this house????????

How long will it take to have a look at this house????????
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Well i finally got around to ringing the RIEQ yesterday and they said that there is nothing they can do. They said that i would have to go to the Office of Fair Trading…

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maurita
Dec 23, 2008 6:50 am
maurita
mattwalker
mattwalker
23 December 2008

And the winners are...

And the winners are...

All items have been posted today! Fingers crossed they arrive tomorrow for you ... :wink: Thanks for entering guys! Have a merry (er) christmas :D

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mattwalker
Dec 23, 2008 9:49 am
mattwalker
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
24 December 2008

more questions with cutting in tool

more questions with cutting in tool

buy a good brush - like a 20 or 30 dollar brush - give the cutting in tool away and you'll be surprised how easy it is to do it with a good quality brush.

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Yak_Chat
Dec 24, 2008 1:26 am
Yak_Chat
do-it-dog
do-it-dog
24 December 2008

Advise on building a cost effective bush cabin?

Advise on building a cost effective bush cabin?

Thanks Steve. Really like that house and everything they've done to make it efficient. I hope to use most of their ideas. Nice design too. We're lucky in that our site…

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do-it-dog
Dec 24, 2008 4:04 am


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