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grace_slick
grace_slick
8 October 2008

Ultra soft walls!

Ultra soft walls!

Yep. Sounds like cardboard. lol

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grace_slick
Oct 08, 2008 2:14 pm
grace_slick
mikeval
mikeval
8 October 2008

House Number Displays

House Number Displays

8) I saw solar house numbers in Bunnings. The cost is less than $40.

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mikeval
Oct 08, 2008 10:08 pm
I_BUILD
I_BUILD
9 October 2008

External wall dilema...

External wall dilema...

I dont think its possible to over insulate as long as you do have some air coming in from somewhere all will be fine.

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I_BUILD
Oct 09, 2008 1:21 am
I_BUILD
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
9 October 2008

Competitions Deals and Promotions

Competitions Deals and Promotions

The best "deal" I heard of that people actually fell for was "50 cents each or 3 for…

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Kevin Brown
Oct 09, 2008 11:40 am
Kevin Brown
Paula
Paula
9 October 2008

What do you do....

What do you do....
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks Su :D

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Paula
Oct 09, 2008 2:58 pm
Paula
davinci
davinci
9 October 2008

Cutting Bluestone...

Cutting Bluestone...

it would be cheaper to buy veneers at the size you want. average per cut rate for basalt is $1.50 a cut have you seen limestone render? starts at $130 sq mtr

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davinci
Oct 09, 2008 4:11 pm
davinci
Stella
Stella
9 October 2008

Timber species??? help!

Timber species??? help!

Most likely will be painting them, so I think I'm safe. Thank you all so much.

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Stella
Oct 09, 2008 5:22 pm
lenny
lenny
9 October 2008

Home Building Contract (Office of Fair Trading)

Home Building Contract (Office of Fair Trading)

Thanks, i am looking to renovate my family house in 'The Shire'...the builder name is Robertson Contructions ... (i will confirm the spelling of that). The builder actual…

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lenny
Oct 09, 2008 6:43 pm
Dyson
Dyson
9 October 2008

Brick Infill above windows and doors??

Brick Infill above windows and doors??
1, 2

Yes, I should have mentioned that we are having indeed having infills for above sliding doors.

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Dyson
Oct 09, 2008 7:15 pm
Dyson
Southies
Southies
10 October 2008

Hazard barriers

Hazard barriers

It is called Bunting. Bunnings still sell it. If they don't have it, it can be a special order for you. However it sounds like you have found…

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Southies
Oct 10, 2008 5:47 am
Southies
Michelle
Michelle
10 October 2008

Process for paying for design / renovation work

Process for paying for design / renovation work

This is a tough one, as I don’t charge like others do when I do project management. It should be by percentage of the job, say 10% of what the overall coats of the…

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Michelle
Oct 10, 2008 1:31 pm
Michelle
suh
suh
10 October 2008

Internal Paint Colour Question

Internal Paint Colour Question

I think 2 coats of 1/2 strength would do it too. I painted over a dark blue with 3 coats of white, 2 wasn't bad but I THOUGHT I could still see the blue, but yours is…

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suh
Oct 10, 2008 3:29 pm
suh
borg
borg
10 October 2008

How do you think about the modern China

How do you think about the modern China

I come from China. But I think every country has…

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borg
Oct 10, 2008 4:58 pm
borg
IlyaPushk
IlyaPushk
11 October 2008

Building a sauna

Building a sauna

thanks yak id take the rockwool in mind and i actully had the same concern about the gyprock , so beter do some more research on it.

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IlyaPushk
Oct 11, 2008 4:47 pm
Eager
Eager
11 October 2008

Major Problems Hanging Pictures on our Walls!

Major Problems Hanging Pictures on our Walls!

However, certain walls just DO NOT WORK. The nail will go in about 2/3 but then stop and it sounds very loud and almost like an echo when I…

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Eager
Oct 11, 2008 8:33 pm
Eager
Judie
Judie
11 October 2008

Why isnt the price of petrol coming down??

Why isnt the price of petrol coming down??

Profiteering, plain and simple. Just like the banks. Once something is deregulated, they can do what they like. So they are. Judie

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Judie
Oct 11, 2008 9:25 pm
Judie

We put in a slim shed from Stratco, only 78cm deep. for our pool pump equipment. Very good so far, we got the clear roof and that is well worth it. Stratco deliver and…

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sdabel
Oct 11, 2008 11:02 pm
sdabel
Southies
Southies
12 October 2008

Bank savings for house building.....

Bank savings for house building.....

Yes d@n, we would have been in the same position. A great relief ! :D

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Southies
Oct 12, 2008 6:37 pm
Southies
Paula
Paula
12 October 2008

Safety Bariers in Backyard for kids - ideas please

Safety Bariers in Backyard for kids - ideas please

What about a glass pool fence? You could see through it, and make the spa safe! I'd put a low garden bed behind it so the kids run into that and not the fence :wink:

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Paula
Oct 12, 2008 8:25 pm
Paula
kexkez
kexkez
13 October 2008

Laminex Showroom

Laminex Showroom

For those of us in SW WA. there is also another brand new showrom in Bunbury. WA just opened. I saw some info on it on the weekend in the paper.

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kexkez
Oct 13, 2008 10:49 pm
kexkez
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
14 October 2008

What timber I need to use for bearer?

What timber I need to use for bearer?

If your going to paint it just use normal CD ply. It uses the same moisture resistant glue as marine ply. The name marine ply is somewhat misleading in that it is not…

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Dukekamaya
Oct 14, 2008 6:49 pm
Dukekamaya
chris92
chris92
14 October 2008

School Based Apprenticeship Queensland SUnshine coast

School Based Apprenticeship Queensland SUnshine coast

Anyone know of any carpenters on the sunshine coast that could be interested in hiring a school based apprentice? let me know ASAP. Thanks Chris...

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chris92
Oct 14, 2008 6:51 pm
stu
stu
15 October 2008

Variation Reciepts

Variation Reciepts

What we were refering to is that if the work cost the contractor $500 to complete then the spec home builder will charge a 20% margin on that cost in addition to the…

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stu
Oct 15, 2008 8:05 am
stu
karol
karol
15 October 2008

Missing out on the New Home Owners Boost

Missing out on the New Home Owners Boost

We signed a contract two weeks ago. As much as we would love an extra 7k, we bought our house very cheaply as no one else was buying at the time. I really doubt we would…

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karol
Oct 15, 2008 3:34 pm
Minx
Minx
15 October 2008

PD people, after your price capping expired, what's next???

PD people, after your price capping expired, what's next???

Its quite simple, your builder will not give you a price after that date as their records…

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Minx
Oct 15, 2008 4:48 pm
grandslam
grandslam
15 October 2008

New Home Building Inspections

New Home Building Inspections

Hi, anyone used this company or recommend another one in Perth? thanks in advance

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grandslam
Oct 15, 2008 10:02 pm
MrT
MrT
15 October 2008

Has anyone built with Boutique Homes in Victoria?

Has anyone built with Boutique Homes in Victoria?

Hi, I was going to save my 100th post for the day we got our keys, but I might not be able to post for a while!! We're almooooost at handover with B, just waiting on a…

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MrT
Oct 15, 2008 10:47 pm
MrT
memm
memm
16 October 2008

Help - honest and reliable Brisbane Builder?

Help - honest and reliable Brisbane Builder?

Thanks for that - they sound great. We actually have a builder now who came in at a reasonable rate who will start soon :D know what you mean with the painting - we have…

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memm
Oct 16, 2008 8:56 am
wonderland
wonderland
16 October 2008

When would be a good time to go to tender?

When would be a good time to go to tender?

No probs, only trying to help! Casa, I dont think it would be a 5% price rise. M, PD and CH all have about a 0.5% increase for every month that your land gets delayed.…

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wonderland
Oct 16, 2008 11:51 am
wonderland
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
16 October 2008

excess soil dumping from other builders on our land

excess soil dumping from other builders on our land

thanks kevin i think my new neighbours are the one doing the dumping, but have no evidence. and by the way wat is a fencing notice?? ive got some…

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Kevin Brown
Oct 16, 2008 1:03 pm
Kevin Brown
bunoluvas
bunoluvas
16 October 2008

Breeze Blocks Anyone?

Breeze Blocks Anyone?

Ok....I've found the sort of thing I wanted from Midland....they don't advertise the product online it would seem.

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bunoluvas
Oct 16, 2008 4:01 pm
Maxie
Maxie
16 October 2008

TV show seeking people building/renovating their dream homes

TV show seeking people building/renovating their dream homes

I know a project home builder that could do with the kick up the bum a programme like this could bring, 'cept they'd NEVER agree to it - ha ha :D

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Maxie
Oct 16, 2008 9:25 pm
Maxie
zouk architects
zouk architects
17 October 2008

Site Costs.... tender is in

Site Costs.... tender is in
1, 2

Long service levy is payable to council and normally required to be paid together with your construction certificate application. This fee is approx. 0.35% of your…

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zouk architects
Oct 17, 2008 9:51 pm
zouk architects
zouk architects
zouk architects
17 October 2008

Changing plans after going to tender...

Changing plans after going to tender...

Definitely agree with the previous 2 comments. Layout change can mean structural change, which will affect roof structure especially in a double brick construction. If…

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zouk architects
Oct 17, 2008 10:48 pm
zouk architects
karol
karol
18 October 2008

Stupid question - who do we call to remove a wall?

Stupid question - who do we call to remove a wall?

Thanks for the tips and heads up everyone. We'll go for the carpenter first then :)

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karol
Oct 18, 2008 9:18 pm
mjm
mjm
19 October 2008

Where to buy ceiling canopy for pendant light?

Where to buy ceiling canopy for pendant light?

Hello, I have 3 pendant lights that are missing a ceiling canopy to attach to the ceiling? Does anyone know where to get them from? thx

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mjm
Oct 19, 2008 5:08 pm
zaff
zaff
19 October 2008

House mods to fit a new pergola

House mods to fit a new pergola

Interesting idea. By the work you describe, you'll bassically be removing the eave to lift the height? I think structually, it's fine. Much better than hanging the…

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zaff
Oct 19, 2008 7:26 pm
Judie
Judie
19 October 2008

PSA: tiles can be hazardous to you health!

PSA: tiles can be hazardous to you health!

No broken nails. Or thumbs I think. I can move it, but it's still swollen and making a funny noise when I bend it. I'll see what it's like in the next couple of days. Judie

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Judie
Oct 19, 2008 9:56 pm
Judie
joles
joles
19 October 2008

Disconnecting a dishwasher

Disconnecting a dishwasher

I do photoshop....not fantasies. ::wornout::

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joles
Oct 19, 2008 9:58 pm
joles
Michelle
Michelle
20 October 2008

7 tv show where did the post go?

7 tv show where did the post go?

What sort of project/reno are you after? :D

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Michelle
Oct 20, 2008 12:59 pm
Michelle

Hey all, I went out today and collected myself a timbacare pen today. Now being a sceptic I always expect to get less than what is promised but in this case the…

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mattwalker
Oct 20, 2008 7:29 pm
mattwalker
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
20 October 2008

Haymes paint....

Haymes paint....

What Acrylic more like Gloss??? Acrylic is water based paint it come in flat, low sheen, semi gloss, gloss Enamel is oil based paint and comes in semi-gloss and…

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ausfatcat
Oct 20, 2008 8:24 pm
ahuang
ahuang
21 October 2008

Anyone living not too far from Auburn, Sydney? Please help!

Anyone living not too far from Auburn, Sydney? Please help!

Thanks Maxie. Yes, we did mention about this when we lodge complaint to Fair Trading. Actually I never thought of taping until they started acting in a very hostile…

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ahuang
Oct 21, 2008 8:02 am
ahuang
avwbugz
avwbugz
21 October 2008

Build or not to build?? Need advice

Build or not to build?? Need advice

hey, Thanks for the advice muzzman.. by the way, did you organise a temp fencing or a permanent (colour bond) fence? I will probably leave it for now..

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avwbugz
Oct 21, 2008 10:49 am
ed.
ed.
22 October 2008

Posting photos and their size.

Posting photos and their size.

Just link the small ones to the large ones and if people want to see the larger version they can :) Michelle, your large isn't large enough to make me scroll :lol: :lol:

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ed.
Oct 22, 2008 10:03 am
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
22 October 2008

What colour is your house?

What colour is your house?

My house is pink at least until tomorrow when the painter paints over the pink primer.

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ausfatcat
Oct 22, 2008 8:35 pm
donuts
donuts
22 October 2008

Is anyone else having Photobucket problems?

Is anyone else having Photobucket problems?

thanks mikkyG. I have worked out how to e-mail them to photobucket so have done that, now just waiting for photobucket to receive them... OH! they're there already! Nice one 8)

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donuts
Oct 22, 2008 9:37 pm
donuts
petal
petal
22 October 2008

Cheap bar stools

Cheap bar stools

Paula - pics, please!!! Yours sound like exactly what we want...I need to see them!!! :lol:

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petal
Oct 22, 2008 9:37 pm
petal


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