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yvette72
yvette72
28 January 2009

Wet days and building sites

Wet days and building sites

you poor thing you will have your hands full, I found building so stressful and I only had one child who is 11,but it all worth it in the end the children and building that is

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yvette72
Jan 28, 2009 9:21 pm
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donuts
Jan 28, 2009 10:34 pm
donuts
kristofw
kristofw
29 January 2009

Wet areas drop-down??!

Wet areas drop-down??!

Just to round this off - I've asked for advice: - a builder - he said "maybe, but rather not worth the trouble" - a floor heating supplier - he said "our wiring will…

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kristofw
Jan 29, 2009 12:12 am
kristofw
Rodda
Rodda
29 January 2009

My new homeone tool...

My new homeone tool...
1, 2

I don't know about HP... :? I know people who've had issues with their laptops and plenty of IT gurus who have personally warned me against their gear...

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Rodda
Jan 29, 2009 10:50 am
Rodda
ICK
ICK
29 January 2009

Major Power lines over houses?

Major Power lines over houses?
1, 2

My ex girlfriend was brought up on acreage in Cranbourne South and she had those huge powerlines running through her…

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ICK
Jan 29, 2009 11:53 am
ICK
karol
karol
29 January 2009

How to get glued on lino off floorboards?

How to get glued on lino off floorboards?

Just get a large scraper under the edge and a hammer and prize them up roughly. I doubt the floorboards will splinter unless you gouge…

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karol
Jan 29, 2009 12:33 pm
Wingies
Wingies
29 January 2009

Limitations of renovating and asbestos

Limitations of renovating and asbestos

I have asbestos in my Laundry and toilet, It was definatley mentioned in my building report (as it should be) if my entire house was asbestos there is no way I would have…

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Wingies
Jan 29, 2009 1:47 pm
Wingies
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suh
Jan 29, 2009 7:38 pm
suh
Cheeky
Cheeky
29 January 2009

Eden Brae - is it a boutique builder?

Eden Brae - is it a boutique builder?

Actually, according to the reviews on that website, ALL the builders are crap! I wonder if that's a reflection of project building in general.

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Cheeky
Jan 29, 2009 11:00 pm
kumar
kumar
30 January 2009

Carpet Company in Liquidation

Carpet Company in Liquidation

Yeah, then it would be a REAL closing down sale for once!

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kumar
Jan 30, 2009 1:30 am
leebee1
leebee1
30 January 2009

Wireless Internet

Wireless Internet

I had/still have wireless internet with 3 and it was so bad that we went with iinet as they…

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leebee1
Jan 30, 2009 5:21 am
haywgl
haywgl
30 January 2009

Austral - PD brick categories

Austral - PD brick categories

Thanks guys :) I might have to give the CSC or even Austral a call for her ;)

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haywgl
Jan 30, 2009 9:12 pm
haywgl
gsingh77
gsingh77
30 January 2009

Pulling out of Land Contract on Alamanda estate, PC

Pulling out of Land Contract on Alamanda estate, PC

Has anyone pulled out of a land contract in Alamanda estate and managed to get all or majority of your 10% deposit back. Settlement will be in the summer, my…

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gsingh77
Jan 30, 2009 9:59 pm
thlo
thlo
31 January 2009

Eligibility for FHOG

Eligibility for FHOG

Well a bit of variety is good. I'd say let…

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thlo
Jan 31, 2009 7:07 pm
thlo
thlo
thlo
31 January 2009

Good news for ppl in outer northern suburbs of Melb

Good news for ppl in outer northern suburbs of Melb

Just reading the Herald Sun today and the northern outer suburbs are bucking the trend of housing prices plunging.. Cragieburn had a…

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thlo
Jan 31, 2009 7:38 pm
thlo
Polo
Polo
31 January 2009

Pulling Out of Building Contract

Pulling Out of Building Contract

Hi all, Thank you for your replies and I will update the outcomes once everything finishes. In the meantime, if anybody else have similar experience could you please…

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Polo
Jan 31, 2009 9:54 pm
Cleishy
Cleishy
31 January 2009

Name & Address of Land Owner - Where?

Name & Address of Land Owner - Where?

Hi I guess this is really simple, but where can I find the name & address of a land owner of adjacent land which…

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Cleishy
Jan 31, 2009 9:55 pm
Cleishy
ellyash
ellyash
1 February 2009

colorbond roof for carport tiled roof tiles for house

colorbond roof for carport tiled roof tiles for house

No we haven't bricked around it, it remains open. We are going to build in one side to use for storage. We used a kit from Stratco, my husband and father built. Their…

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ellyash
Feb 01, 2009 8:59 pm
d@n
d@n
2 February 2009

Layout of open plan kitchen, lounge and dining...

Layout of open plan kitchen, lounge and dining...

I've never liked open plan designs. Kitchen and dining can be together, but not the lounge. Very distracting if you're watching tv.

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d@n
Feb 02, 2009 8:33 am
Lostris
Lostris
2 February 2009

Plumbing Question

Plumbing Question

Comes down to what the plumbers have been trained in, and what they are more comfortable using. The alternative to copper is the auspex or rehau systems, which is…

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Lostris
Feb 02, 2009 1:15 pm
borg
borg
2 February 2009

Draftsman - Melbourne

Draftsman - Melbourne

Pat the more I read your words is the more we both agree that changes should not be made once floor plan has been agreed on!!!! Once elevation, working drawings inclue…

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borg
Feb 02, 2009 1:18 pm
borg
stevep79
stevep79
2 February 2009

How safe is your builder?

How safe is your builder?

D&B covers basically all public and private companies, big and small. When I worked for an IT distributor, they had to…

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stevep79
Feb 02, 2009 1:56 pm
stevep79
ozkarnak
ozkarnak
2 February 2009

Painting over textured paint.

Painting over textured paint.

A painter or decent handyperson may have a better response but as I see it : If you want to get rid of it, either sanding or paint stripping are your options, neither…

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ozkarnak
Feb 02, 2009 3:53 pm
ozkarnak
fairy blue
fairy blue
2 February 2009

To extend or to rebuild?

To extend or to rebuild?

I live in regional victoria and our decision to build a new home was made after we investigated a second storey addition to our existing home. We planned to add a master…

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fairy blue
Feb 02, 2009 5:15 pm
fairy blue
oldog
oldog
2 February 2009

Reflective foil Insulation

Reflective foil Insulation

Burns when you hold it in a gas flame, then goes out when heat is removed. Presumably this means that the 180 meters i have got is "Tip quality only" !!

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oldog
Feb 02, 2009 5:29 pm
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building.our.first.house
Feb 02, 2009 10:54 pm
building.our.first.house
kpny
kpny
3 February 2009

Pre-handover inspection report is out.. comment please...

Pre-handover inspection report is out.. comment please...

this is a great thread. My question is if something doesn't meet the BCA codes/standards, then there is no option for the builder but to fixed it issue until it meets…

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kpny
Feb 03, 2009 9:12 am
mydreamhome
mydreamhome
3 February 2009

Slab not in the right place on the block

Slab not in the right place on the block
1, 2, 3

Just bumping the topic. Was wondering if there was any outcome. Hopefully something has been worked out.

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mydreamhome
Feb 03, 2009 11:17 am
tim the toolman
tim the toolman
3 February 2009

Has anyone dealt with HomeExcellence or Cheviot homes?

Has anyone dealt with HomeExcellence or Cheviot homes?

I acted as Sales Manager for Homexcellence so take this for what it's worth as now I work in opposition to them. I rate Cheviot as a fantastic builder and once lived in…

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tim the toolman
Feb 03, 2009 12:24 pm
mrsnrub
mrsnrub
3 February 2009

Is anyone building with the new Beechwood Homes?

Is anyone building with the new Beechwood Homes?

I too was with them when they crashed. I investigated other builders but didn't commit until I heard from them after they were taken over. When they told me the price…

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mrsnrub
Feb 03, 2009 1:06 pm
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


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