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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 2:27 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?
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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 5:02 pm
mrs_smith
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ECOECO
Nov 25, 2008 5:04 pm
ECOECO
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Adrian B
Nov 25, 2008 8:33 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 10:48 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 10:25 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 2:03 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 4:28 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 5:50 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 10:15 pm
Dukekamaya
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cynarion
Nov 28, 2008 10:54 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 11:00 pm
hermyleen
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mrs_smith
Nov 30, 2008 10:52 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 10:53 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 10:32 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 1:01 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 1:18 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 2:06 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 4:18 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 6:17 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 8:36 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 8:44 pm
Mozzie
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haywgl
Dec 01, 2008 10:39 pm
haywgl
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
2 December 2008

Did we make a mistake?

Did we make a mistake?
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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 6:49 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 7:03 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 8:43 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 8:46 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 1:47 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 2:14 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 4:11 pm
3timesbuilda
Southies
Southies
2 December 2008

Aggregate for driveway

Aggregate for driveway
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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 5:42 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 5:48 pm
photogirl
photogirl
3 December 2008

Advice needed re purchasing old house for land

Advice needed re purchasing old house for land

Hi Cheeky It may be worth you having a look at a company called Metropole Property Management : http://www.metropole.com.au/ We actually found our previous and…

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photogirl
Dec 03, 2008 7:18 pm
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
3 December 2008

Bosch LPG 16H Gas Water Heater

Bosch LPG 16H Gas Water Heater

Anyone know how to hook one of these babies up to a water tank using an electric pump???

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Hammerhead
Dec 03, 2008 7:24 pm
Hammerhead
stu
stu
3 December 2008

Building for the first time in Brisbane

Building for the first time in Brisbane

step 1: negotiate the liquidated damages before you sign anything (should be the equivalent to your rent plus any other…

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stu
Dec 03, 2008 10:56 pm
stu
thlo
thlo
3 December 2008

1.00% interest rate cut today .. 02 DEC 2008

1.00% interest rate cut today .. 02 DEC 2008
1, 2

Does anyone know if St George is passing the whole lot on? l went with St George cause figure their the smaller of the bigger banks and would be…

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thlo
Dec 03, 2008 11:27 pm
thlo
joeygbh
joeygbh
4 December 2008

Wireless internet

Wireless internet

thanks everyone for the replies, l've got a lot to consider, l've just realised how little l know about internet connects so l think its time to…

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joeygbh
Dec 04, 2008 3:50 pm
joeygbh
adolfo nicolas
adolfo nicolas
4 December 2008

new to this game

new to this game

stonecutter, correct, the plain facade IS indeed boring.......how exciting is the whole thing though. Never thought id be…

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adolfo nicolas
Dec 04, 2008 4:23 pm
d@n
d@n
4 December 2008

Melbourne 2030

Melbourne 2030

A home that is excessive, resource hungry and environmentally unfriendly.

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d@n
Dec 04, 2008 6:32 pm
Stormy
Stormy
4 December 2008

Posters on walls - what to use?

Posters on walls - what to use?

I used to whack on a bit of library tape to the corners…

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Stormy
Dec 04, 2008 8:13 pm
Stormy
McReidy
McReidy
4 December 2008

Where to rent a portaloo in Adelaide

Where to rent a portaloo in Adelaide

Thanks. Yes I have heard of the Yellow…

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McReidy
Dec 04, 2008 8:45 pm
McReidy
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James Bond
Dec 05, 2008 8:44 am
James Bond
Chris & Bel
Chris & Bel
5 December 2008

First home builders saying hello :)

First home builders saying hello :)

Heyy!! Yay congrats guys! They are doing the platersing this week -ours will be at lock up before xmas aswell :) We originally deleted the robes aswell and put sliding…

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Chris & Bel
Dec 05, 2008 11:44 am
Southies
Southies
5 December 2008

how do I attach a scanned picture

how do I attach a scanned picture

Care of tdl : "Do a print screen Shift-PrtScr...paste it in your photo editing software...crop...chuck over to photo sharing...presto."

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Southies
Dec 05, 2008 12:17 pm
Southies
PrincessB
PrincessB
5 December 2008

Asphalt Driveway

Asphalt Driveway

You need to get some quotes from some professionals in your area.. maybe try local paper.. costs for concrete I can tell you depend on your location, site, what prep is…

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PrincessB
Dec 05, 2008 12:26 pm
nesspop
nesspop
5 December 2008

Marriott Waters Christmas Party

Marriott Waters Christmas Party

Ok kids the party is on this Sunday... Where are JoBen & Arkraider? I am guessing the have no internet connection... Tracey, looks like it will be just us :shock: from…

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nesspop
Dec 05, 2008 6:42 pm
nesspop
gsingh77
gsingh77
5 December 2008

PD Original Sales Quotation vs Final Cost

PD Original Sales Quotation vs Final Cost

If i was you gsingh, i wouldnt be convinced, the more you go into the building stuff, the more you start to feel the need for upgrades. Let me…

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gsingh77
Dec 05, 2008 9:27 pm
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FND
Dec 07, 2008 12:32 pm
Helyn
Helyn
7 December 2008

Notification: It's pringles here.. I mean PringlesMk2..

Notification: It's pringles here.. I mean PringlesMk2..

Hello and welcome PringlesMk2 :shock: :lol: your new name is very.............tasty :wink:

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Helyn
Dec 07, 2008 12:59 pm
Helyn


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