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penny73
penny73
13 November 2008

Buying and selling land the same day = no stamp duty???

Buying and selling land the same day = no stamp duty???

Thanks everyone I really appreciate the info. Will probably list it early next year (provided we buy something established but that is looking increasingly likely)

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penny73
Nov 13, 2008 11:22 am
BrisbaneOwner
BrisbaneOwner
13 November 2008

Favourite Builder Australia Voted By Homeone

Favourite Builder Australia Voted By Homeone

I'd leave out Marshall Thompson, they just laid off their Qld staff and appointed an Administrator. Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole. Plus they still haven't…

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BrisbaneOwner
Nov 13, 2008 11:45 am
Judie
Judie
14 November 2008

Ideas on how to disguise the laundry area

Ideas on how to disguise the laundry area

tdl - a friend of mine has hers set up like this. Hers is in the kitchen though. She has a chest freezer to the left of the machine, and the dryer is on the wall. Works…

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Judie
Nov 14, 2008 3:10 pm
Judie
Grace16
Grace16
14 November 2008

Austral Nougat bricks, available soon?

Austral Nougat bricks, available soon?
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ABSOLUTELY!!!! Don't settle for the Parchment Mikkyg if you really prefer Nougat! Be true to your first love.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Grace16
Nov 14, 2008 3:11 pm
sammy
sammy
14 November 2008

Can anyone recommend a fence builder for Sydney Inner West?

Can anyone recommend a fence builder for Sydney Inner West?

Good luck finding a fencing company. I have called 5 and they don't call back after leaving messages. I managed to chase one up after numerous calls to get a quote. If you…

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sammy
Nov 14, 2008 5:04 pm
sammy
donuts
donuts
14 November 2008

Is this a bad tile job?

Is this a bad tile job?

Thanks FF :) Rachelle - you're right, that is what I'll ask them to do. Today I noticed several spare tiles sitting in a box next to the door, so they can use those…

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donuts
Nov 14, 2008 9:20 pm
donuts
buddy
buddy
15 November 2008

Merbau Post

Merbau Post
1, 2

have a look at this supplier in bayswater (outer east melbourne) - they supply ethically sourced merbau http://www.outdoortimber.com.au/

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buddy
Nov 15, 2008 9:34 pm
chuth77
chuth77
15 November 2008

How hard to add a power point?

How hard to add a power point?

Should be a fairly simple job for an electrician then. 1/2 to 3/4 hour job at most!

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chuth77
Nov 15, 2008 10:17 pm
beegeers
beegeers
16 November 2008

Dennis Family Homes & Color Selections

Dennis Family Homes & Color Selections

I've had to make a few phone calls, done a bit of leg work, but my builder is letting me go out side the square... go away from standard.…

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beegeers
Nov 16, 2008 12:08 am
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
16 November 2008

weatherboard in summer?

weatherboard in summer?

having lived in a brick house, then a double brick house and now own a weatherboard home.. With double brick and to a degree brick house it takes a day and a half of…

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ausfatcat
Nov 16, 2008 7:34 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
16 November 2008

Discovered Defect - Carlisle

Discovered Defect - Carlisle

Just ring your SS (you should have his number) and let him know. They will fix it for you!

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mattwalker
Nov 16, 2008 3:36 pm
mattwalker
mattydals
mattydals
17 November 2008

Why are some builders names censored?

Why are some builders names censored?
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I still disagree. If I have a problem that I have experienced with a particular builder then I will name names. Same goes for anything. Why beat around the…

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mattydals
Nov 17, 2008 10:14 am
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
17 November 2008

Would like to build....

Would like to build....

My two cents worth: I would suggest your biggest hurdle will be that your ideas might scare the be-jesus out of a builder, who will, in a…

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Pat the draftie
Nov 17, 2008 10:20 am
Pat the draftie
danma
danma
17 November 2008

Old Convent

Old Convent

Wow, I can't wait to see this. I love doing up old homes, I just hate the heritage listings that go with them. We had one that we renovated and extended it was so much…

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danma
Nov 17, 2008 1:42 pm
Dale
Dale
17 November 2008

Tradesmen referrals for Gisborne

Tradesmen referrals for Gisborne

Hi, We are building our house with Carlisle in Gisborne Victoria. Unfortunately Carlisle doesn't do driveways/concrete or decking/pergolas. After seeing Matt's…

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Dale
Nov 17, 2008 3:44 pm
karol
karol
18 November 2008

Garage quote outrageous?

Garage quote outrageous?

From what we've seen from friend's renos, the second you need a concrete slab, the cost starts getting pretty high. Your price sounds about as much as friends paid to…

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karol
Nov 18, 2008 1:33 pm
Ozswede
Ozswede
18 November 2008

lining my shed

lining my shed

Thank you dymonite69 for your answer

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Ozswede
Nov 18, 2008 4:47 pm
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
19 November 2008

Help! Builder wants more money!

Help! Builder wants more money!

Hi, ask to see the original invoices from the earthworks company just to make sure that they aren't charging you twice for the same job. Our builder…

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ausfatcat
Nov 19, 2008 6:38 am
karol
karol
19 November 2008

What can we do about our driveway on a limited budget?

What can we do about our driveway on a limited budget?

Hrm. I'm not convinced I like how it looks in urban areas... and if it's going to be as expensive as concrete well... forget it :lol: I'm having trouble finding somewhere…

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karol
Nov 19, 2008 9:22 am
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
19 November 2008

Formica Flooring

Formica Flooring

I posted this in the flooring section but didn't get a good response so figured i would try here.... Has anyone had any experience with Formica Laminate Flooring? I…

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buildingadreamhome
Nov 19, 2008 1:03 pm
buildingadreamhome
RosieA
RosieA
19 November 2008

Need help finding a spare bed (quirky post I know)

Need help finding a spare bed (quirky post I know)

Ikea has a day bed 'Hemnes' that is a day bed, single bed with storage underneith and also converts to a double bed. its $599, i'm considering getting one for the spare…

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RosieA
Nov 19, 2008 2:04 pm
RosieA
nesspop
nesspop
19 November 2008

When pavers somehow turns into a motorbike

When pavers somehow turns into a motorbike

Give DH an early XMAS present, a bike chain and lock. If he promises to finish the owrks agreed in writing (that alone is funny :) ) then you will…

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nesspop
Nov 19, 2008 3:29 pm
nesspop
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Justin
Nov 19, 2008 6:30 pm
haywgl
haywgl
20 November 2008

Underground Power PIt (AGAIN!)

Underground Power PIt (AGAIN!)

Hey Guys Well we applied for an underground power pit installation and have heard back from the company to instal it. Once I forward the payment they said they can…

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haywgl
Nov 20, 2008 6:06 pm
haywgl
penny73
penny73
21 November 2008

pre-purchase inspection ants nest found ask for them to fix

pre-purchase inspection ants nest found ask for them to fix

We got a quote from Rentokil for $250 and will probably go ahead and do it after settlement.

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penny73
Nov 21, 2008 8:50 am
igotnosmoke
igotnosmoke
21 November 2008

estimate costs of sub dividing and change of title

estimate costs of sub dividing and change of title

thanks for the feedback guys, it was extremely helpful. the idea is to use my first home owners grant on this and eventually rent it out after the 6 month period, so even…

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igotnosmoke
Nov 21, 2008 2:34 pm
Robert
Robert
21 November 2008

Colex Homes

Colex Homes

No it doesnt sound right. Very Very dodgy.

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Robert
Nov 21, 2008 4:33 pm
McReidy
McReidy
21 November 2008

PlanningWiz Software - Can you add images

PlanningWiz Software - Can you add images

I'm using PlanningWiz to try and create a new layout for my new study/drum room. Does anyone know if it is possible to add custom graphics to the program other than what…

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McReidy
Nov 21, 2008 5:23 pm
McReidy
kexkez
kexkez
21 November 2008

Merry Christmas - it's Elf Time again!

Merry Christmas - it's Elf Time again!

Ok I started off using my avatar from here but then added the rest of the family to much protest as there wasn't a "real" photo of me. So I had a hunt and found one of me…

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kexkez
Nov 21, 2008 8:32 pm
kexkez
donuts
donuts
21 November 2008

Can I turn pergola into a room?

Can I turn pergola into a room?

You been stalking realestate.com.au again Mike? 8) It does look great. But from the positioning of it on the house plans, it looks like the kitchen / living / dining…

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donuts
Nov 21, 2008 8:54 pm
donuts
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
22 November 2008

What timber should I use for wooden windows?

What timber should I use for wooden windows?

Google it....everything is there:) and plus if you are still looking for timber...why not try eBay.

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Sacha1390
Nov 22, 2008 12:36 am
Sacha1390
nesspop
nesspop
22 November 2008

Help! photobucket confusion

Help! photobucket confusion

Thanks Helen, I have worked it out :D

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nesspop
Nov 22, 2008 2:06 pm
nesspop
James Bond
James Bond
22 November 2008

Good landscaping program

Good landscaping program

Can anyone recommend a good landscaping computer program. Would like to have a play around planning out the back yard. Pen & paper is not as…

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James Bond
Nov 22, 2008 5:27 pm
James Bond
grace_slick
grace_slick
22 November 2008

Oh dear...

Oh dear...

Oh, relaaax, people! lol I said I'd never do it, myself. I know people would do it, and that doesn't bother me. We get claims all the time like that at my work. Well,…

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grace_slick
Nov 22, 2008 6:34 pm
grace_slick
signuptesting
signuptesting
22 November 2008

SolarSpan

SolarSpan

Does anyone know how much SolarSpan is? Has anyone used it? Looking at using it for a carport.

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signuptesting
Nov 22, 2008 8:51 pm
lloydmav
lloydmav
23 November 2008

Gym Room in your home - anyone?

Gym Room in your home - anyone?
1, 2

I looked for a house where I could add on a large gym. It was an absolute must. I'm into powerlifting and bodybuilding. We've built a 6m by 4m room, carefully placed…

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lloydmav
Nov 23, 2008 2:16 am
lloydmav
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DeeElle
Nov 23, 2008 6:04 pm
DeeElle
sdabel
sdabel
24 November 2008

Rain

Rain

Our roof went up the day before it rained :D No leaks at all and you can see how much water will collected by the downpipes. regards sean

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sdabel
Nov 24, 2008 9:58 am
sdabel
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
24 November 2008

Ceiling Fans - are they easy to self install?

Ceiling Fans - are they easy to self install?

ok ok ok might let the electrician do the simple job and even pay him for that :(

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Sacha1390
Nov 24, 2008 4:57 pm
Sacha1390
DIYrookie
DIYrookie
25 November 2008

Garage walls are chipboard.

Garage walls are chipboard.

nah...can't find a picture...tried Google image. The next time I go home, I'll snap a couple of pictures but I doubt they sell those brackets anymore. The new flats in…

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DIYrookie
Nov 25, 2008 8:55 am
cynarion
cynarion
25 November 2008

Not sure what to do

Not sure what to do

Hi JoJo-- The thing about spending "all that money" on a knockdown is that $10-20,000 dollars is still a lot cheaper than buying a new block of land. In addition, I'm…

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cynarion
Nov 25, 2008 10:24 am
cynarion
Back Pocket
Back Pocket
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


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