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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 5:41 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 3:39 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 11:43 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 12:09 pm
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 12:50 pm
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 2:06 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 5:58 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 11:11 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 6:09 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 7:49 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 8:21 pm
vid
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vid
Jan 15, 2009 8:44 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 4:49 pm
Bam
Bam
16 January 2009

Anyone with living/alfresco areas not facing North?

Anyone with living/alfresco areas not facing North?
1, 2

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 11:38 pm
Bam
da68za
da68za
17 January 2009

Not another floor plan thread (or poll)

Not another floor plan thread (or poll)
1, 2

plan b , for the kitchen and layout ...

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da68za
Jan 17, 2009 6:34 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 8:19 am
ECOECO
thlo
thlo
17 January 2009

Advice on buying land

Advice on buying land
1, 2

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 1:19 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 4:36 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 10:37 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 4:09 pm
stonecutter1309
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
18 January 2009

Fascias & guttering

Fascias & guttering

I was thinking the same thing - thats crazy to put the roof on before the fascia and guttering. Someone will need to be ultra careful and fiddly to avoid cutting their…

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Dukekamaya
Jan 18, 2009 8:01 pm
Dukekamaya
T&V
T&V
18 January 2009

Painting - spray, roller or brush & Pink Primer.

Painting - spray, roller or brush & Pink Primer.

Hi All, i'm about to start painting outside verandah framing of a house i'm building. painting & materials have changed since my last build cos when i went into paint shop…

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T&V
Jan 18, 2009 11:26 pm
wake_me
wake_me
19 January 2009

Opinions on DIY layout

Opinions on DIY layout
1, 2

Hi Wake_me, Re the two alternate living area plans you posted, I am liking the second one. Although I am slightly biased as it would give a…

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wake_me
Jan 19, 2009 3:07 pm
wake_me
Kippaxian
Kippaxian
19 January 2009

Building, renovating in Adelaide....

Building, renovating in Adelaide....

and need a Plasterer ? www.freshlookplastering.com Phone 0430008792 Freshlook Plastering offers you a competitive no obligation free quote for all…

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Kippaxian
Jan 19, 2009 5:50 pm
Kippaxian
Kippaxian
19 January 2009

Rendering Front of House

Rendering Front of House

www.freshlookplastering.com Phone 0430008792 Freshlook Plastering offers you a competitive no obligation free quote for all types of solid plastering,…

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Kippaxian
Jan 19, 2009 5:53 pm
fasteddy_au
fasteddy_au
20 January 2009

Leaking Balcony tiles, ceiling damage

Leaking Balcony tiles, ceiling damage

Hey guys I have a tiled balcony and there is a bedroom underneath. I'm pretty sure its leaking because the ceiling in the bedroom underneath, has paint bubble…

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fasteddy_au
Jan 20, 2009 5:02 pm
thlo
thlo
20 January 2009

To buy or not to buy is the question????

To buy or not to buy is the question????

I would be more worried about liquidity of the real estate market, especially if declines sharply. In the big city, where there is nett migration you can always find a…

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thlo
Jan 20, 2009 9:06 pm
thlo
wake_me
wake_me
21 January 2009

Painting old colorbond garage?

Painting old colorbond garage?

fine, even steel wool will do.

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wake_me
Jan 21, 2009 1:07 am
wake_me
Arabella
Arabella
21 January 2009

Golf course Estates & Financial Crisis

Golf course Estates & Financial Crisis
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Yes, we have bought at Eynesbury. It is a bit further out and has a country feel to it. It is not everyones cup of tea but I could not justify paying an extra $50k to live…

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Arabella
Jan 21, 2009 9:09 am
Briz Ms
Briz Ms
21 January 2009

Wall removal

Wall removal

Not sure about NSW but in QLD you would probably need a licensed builder and also council approval....

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Briz Ms
Jan 21, 2009 2:14 pm
Briz Ms
karol
karol
21 January 2009

Asbestos and vinyl...

Asbestos and vinyl...

Sorry, I should have been a bit clearer. Yeah, just sheeting. Not glued down, just laid on the floorboards and stapled in. Some of it did tear when we were ripping it…

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karol
Jan 21, 2009 6:46 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
22 January 2009

More important to match windows to facade or interior?

More important to match windows to facade or interior?
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Timber windows are far more expensive in house building. Most builders charge pretty heftily for them. I just have to have a little think. :wink:

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ECOECO
Jan 22, 2009 12:44 pm
ECOECO
JoBen
JoBen
22 January 2009

My house has been branded- UPDATE - SHAREE IS ANGRY!!!

My house has been branded- UPDATE - SHAREE IS ANGRY!!!
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at least it's over and tehy removed it- stupid poeple!! good one you for standing your ground

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JoBen
Jan 22, 2009 1:16 pm
mdmack
mdmack
22 January 2009

Double Storey Extension

Double Storey Extension

Thanks Hoffie that's a big help :)

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mdmack
Jan 22, 2009 3:08 pm
enigma_brennan
enigma_brennan
22 January 2009

Sharee's whinge for the day..

Sharee's whinge for the day..
1, 2

Congratulations! You stood your ground (again!) and got the outcome you deserved. A win for the little guy/gal :) :) :) I think many of these agents and landowners just…

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enigma_brennan
Jan 22, 2009 5:53 pm
enigma_brennan
PrincessB
PrincessB
23 January 2009

I never want to rent again!!!!!!

I never want to rent again!!!!!!

You poor thing.. I feel really bad for you and I wont lie, as a former agent myself open homes are a nightmare for tentants to go through.. we were renting and moving…

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PrincessB
Jan 23, 2009 12:17 pm

Below is the sort of look that I want but with the cladding in a charcol look. Will teh cladding and stone go well next to each…

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stefnmick
Jan 23, 2009 1:14 pm
LeoAU
LeoAU
23 January 2009

Looking for reasonable priced builder for small jobs in Melb

Looking for reasonable priced builder for small jobs in Melb

Where abouts are you? Our chippie is a builder and he does mostly new homes, but may be able to help, he is fantastic to work…

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LeoAU
Jan 23, 2009 2:52 pm
maree
maree
23 January 2009

supa group

supa group

yes the sales/designer guy Chris was lovely and prompt, still waiting on other quotes so not much to compare with yet.... stay tuned.

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maree
Jan 23, 2009 3:45 pm
photogirl
photogirl
23 January 2009

National builders?

National builders?

I really should check the dates on posts. Just looking back at the first one and it's last year. You've probably fixed (hopefully) this problem by now.

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photogirl
Jan 23, 2009 5:26 pm
lisanne
lisanne
23 January 2009

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
1, 2

Ah excellent, thanks Wanna, I figure I can always ask them anyway :)

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lisanne
Jan 23, 2009 6:35 pm
eho
eho
24 January 2009

Rant: Owning a home...

Rant: Owning a home...

I remember I read something about title from my land contract. Basically, I own whatever underneath the land up to 15m…

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eho
Jan 24, 2009 2:00 pm
eho
ryan1980
ryan1980
25 January 2009

Where to get cupboard doors - Perth

Where to get cupboard doors - Perth

i guess i'll do that, i was hoping it would just be a standard thing you could purchase off the shelf somewhere.

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ryan1980
Jan 25, 2009 2:22 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
25 January 2009

Neighbours be gone - Part 3...

Neighbours be gone - Part 3...
1, 2, 3

The current view from the neighbours side is the frame and the rear of the blueboard. That will soon be a plain painted peice of blueboard …

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mattwalker
Jan 25, 2009 7:09 pm
mattwalker
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
26 January 2009

Origin Solar Eletricity Offer - Worth it?

Origin Solar Eletricity Offer - Worth it?

The price seems ok but remember the pay back period is LONG.

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Zerosignal
Jan 26, 2009 8:08 am
becagirl
becagirl
26 January 2009

what paint company makes colour dune

what paint company makes colour dune

sounds great thinking of it for my house exterior render

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becagirl
Jan 26, 2009 7:25 pm

Steel Designs Sydney ships to all parts of Australia. This table has a slate top : It's…

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Southies
Jan 26, 2009 7:45 pm
Southies
Hels
Hels
26 January 2009

Blogs

Blogs

I use blogger and photobucket too, but you can upload your photos directly to your posts in blogger, you don't have to use a third party site (like PB)

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Hels
Jan 26, 2009 10:20 pm
Hels

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