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ausfatcat
ausfatcat
16 September 2008

Burst sewer pipe

Burst sewer pipe

Thats on thing I like when doing my extensions recently I found out there is no sewage joint on my property :) My sewage runs to the middle of the next door neighbours yard…

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ausfatcat
Sep 16, 2008 2:52 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
16 September 2008

How do you express appreciation of your SS's work?

How do you express appreciation of your SS's work?

Sending a letter to their boss is always best. I am absolutely against gifts or payola of any kind. It's a path that leads to bribery & corruption. Soon you have to…

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Cabinfever
Sep 16, 2008 5:45 pm
Cabinfever
joles
joles
16 September 2008

Are eaves included in a restricted building envelope?

Are eaves included in a restricted building envelope?

Don't know about the eaves, but I think matt walker had to go through them to get another crossover and apparently they're one of the easier councils to deal with. So…

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joles
Sep 16, 2008 7:55 pm
joles
FireFox
FireFox
16 September 2008

Evaporative cooling useful?

Evaporative cooling useful?

yes evap is quite useless in humid area's even…

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FireFox
Sep 16, 2008 8:44 pm
FireFox
bozzabonnici
bozzabonnici
16 September 2008

Residential building engineer

Residential building engineer

We've just had our plans drawn up by our draftsman for our extension but now we need to arrange an engineers inspection/report. Can anyone recommend a person/company to…

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bozzabonnici
Sep 16, 2008 9:39 pm
bozzabonnici
joles
joles
16 September 2008

M3tricon: Trying to take my own advice....

M3tricon: Trying to take my own advice....
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Actually to update this whole situation, it did get resolved to our satisfaction which was good. :D But thanks for bumping this thread..... shows I don't work for them! :D

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joles
Sep 16, 2008 10:18 pm
joles
Adrian B
Adrian B
17 September 2008

Does anyone know this kind of brick

Does anyone know this kind of brick

Looks more like a bluestone than a brick??

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Adrian B
Sep 17, 2008 9:15 am
Adrian B
arkraider
arkraider
18 September 2008

measuring question

measuring question

Measure the whole space!!! Then don’t forget to mention to whom ever that’s what you have done. Get those pieces back for cutting boards. :wink:

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arkraider
Sep 18, 2008 10:50 am
arkraider
kane
kane
18 September 2008

Termidor

Termidor

Just after some advice - we recently discovered we had had termites in our home. Thankfully the damage was very minimal and the termites were gone when we discovered…

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kane
Sep 18, 2008 9:05 pm
shazburger
shazburger
19 September 2008

PD Driveway Question

PD Driveway Question

thanks guys...we went into a bit of a panic but i guess we will find out all of the details at contact on Monday, but i appreciate your comments.

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shazburger
Sep 19, 2008 7:37 pm
shazburger
Minx
Minx
20 September 2008

Stegbar Aluminium windows & sliding doors Quality ?

Stegbar Aluminium windows & sliding doors Quality ?

Are you sure that they are the same window frame? Perhaps the display home has semi commercial windows or commercial windows which differs in look and price substantially.…

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Minx
Sep 20, 2008 8:59 am
kcam
kcam
20 September 2008

Jetmaster heater - Hnely homes

Jetmaster heater - Hnely homes

I am new to this forum but would like any comments re the Jetmaster model heater that Hnley homes install. Ie. are they effective?

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kcam
Sep 20, 2008 3:53 pm
andrew_123
andrew_123
20 September 2008

Carlisle Homes NEW T Range

Carlisle Homes NEW T Range

Hey all, Just wondering if any of you know of the new Carlisle display village that opened today at Marriott Waters Lyndhurst. I checked out the website, and found…

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andrew_123
Sep 20, 2008 4:45 pm
andrew_123
Paula
Paula
21 September 2008

Pet Doors & Heat Loss ....

Pet Doors & Heat Loss ....

HI enigma_brennan, I had a good look at our cat door, it seals itself up with a magnet. - she seems to think she will be able to put her little…

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Paula
Sep 21, 2008 6:44 am
Paula

Have to vote for the Asko, lowest water consumption we could find and built very well. About as automatic as you can get, for example it uses more or less water depending…

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sdabel
Sep 21, 2008 4:53 pm
sdabel
Michelle
Michelle
21 September 2008

dimensions of front load washer

dimensions of front load washer

Thanks Sean…I bought a top load instead. :D My original idea would not have given me the extra space I was hoping for.

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Michelle
Sep 21, 2008 5:14 pm
Michelle
mel
mel
21 September 2008

electrician costs

electrician costs

Hi Mrs Dreamy There are a lot of if buts and maybes with the questions you are asking What state are you in? What age is your house? Are you moving the…

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mel
Sep 21, 2008 6:27 pm
mel
haywgl
haywgl
21 September 2008

Finally saw my tiles! Not black!! Woo hoo!

Finally saw my tiles! Not black!! Woo hoo!
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They look awesome Mr T :) I love your wall colour too

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haywgl
Sep 21, 2008 7:28 pm
haywgl
mattydals
mattydals
22 September 2008

EXTRA EXTRA! ..........? Has Bought Marshall Baker Homes

EXTRA EXTRA! ..........? Has Bought Marshall Baker Homes

hi photogirl, thanks for that. we had signed up to build the daintree 30 before MB went bust. we've signed up with another builder, and we're really happy, but it…

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mattydals
Sep 22, 2008 8:11 am
Minx
Minx
22 September 2008

Home Warranty Insurance Help???

Home Warranty Insurance Help???

Well home warranty insurance provides cover for structural defects for a period of six years from completion of the work and two years for non structural defects. Lets…

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Minx
Sep 22, 2008 1:17 pm
Judie
Judie
22 September 2008

Home Warranty info

Home Warranty info

Interesting article in The Sydney Morning Herald today about the home warranty problems in both NSW and Victoria. From the article, it sounds like Queensland is the only…

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Judie
Sep 22, 2008 2:49 pm
Judie
JoBen
JoBen
22 September 2008

Marriott Waters - "Media Services"

Marriott Waters - "Media Services"

welcome back :) Congrats on your little edition to the fam!!

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JoBen
Sep 22, 2008 7:03 pm
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
22 September 2008

Aluminium Windows - Central Coast NSW area

Aluminium Windows - Central Coast NSW area

Hi troops Am just about to check out windows prices for our job. Have spoken to Trend, awaiting quote. Have emailed Wideline, waiting to hear from…

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Hammerhead
Sep 22, 2008 7:27 pm
Hammerhead
Southies
Southies
22 September 2008

Recessed Ceiling, Bulkhead styles

Recessed Ceiling, Bulkhead styles

How's this ? http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll235/radinovic_bucket/RopesCrossing2002.jpg

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Southies
Sep 22, 2008 8:06 pm
Southies
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
22 September 2008

Internal Doors dilemma

Internal Doors dilemma
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I'm with Joles. The 10 lite ones are an absolute PAIN to keep clean, esp with any RR (Rugrats) running around. Unless you are lucky enough to have a cleaner! I am…

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Hammerhead
Sep 22, 2008 8:20 pm
Hammerhead
shazburger
shazburger
22 September 2008

Has anyone used Karndean for flooring?

Has anyone used Karndean for flooring?
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I went back and got a new quote for the knights tile and with the proper preparation for a cement slab i am still looking @ 95 per m2. So we have gone for a similar…

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shazburger
Sep 22, 2008 9:18 pm
shazburger
sha
sha
22 September 2008

M3tricon customers.... changing tiles?

M3tricon customers.... changing tiles?

Hi.. We are with Newstart Homes... But... We did our selection with Beaumont's a few weeks ago.. I called them on Friday, and they said they allow ONE reselection without…

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sha
Sep 22, 2008 9:37 pm
sammy
sammy
23 September 2008

how long from fix-out to handover?

how long from fix-out to handover?

Hi razzle, I think it all depends on your builder. Have you asked your SS?

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sammy
Sep 23, 2008 9:34 am
sammy
arkraider
arkraider
23 September 2008

Porter davis & Carlisle display homes open Marriott Wate

Porter davis & Carlisle display homes open Marriott Wate

I couldn't believe two of them have pools....... The estate pools and gym centre will be across the road..... What were they thinking???? How was the big two story, PD,…

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arkraider
Sep 23, 2008 10:58 am
arkraider
sammy
sammy
23 September 2008

Permanent eye damage from cleaning products?!

Permanent eye damage from cleaning products?!

2/3 of a bottle in one small bathroom? Wow, you must be very clean! :) Make sure you stick with non-medicated lubricants and not the ones that make your eyes white! Glad to…

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sammy
Sep 23, 2008 3:57 pm
sammy
Mel&Em
Mel&Em
23 September 2008

Are OZ builders dictators ??

Are OZ builders dictators ??

Be 100 percent happy with the builder before you commit. Do not let them bully you in to accepting things you are not happy to do. On the other hand, you can't expect…

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Mel&Em
Sep 23, 2008 8:13 pm
Mel&Em
gweluphome
gweluphome
23 September 2008

insurance for owner supplied fittings

insurance for owner supplied fittings

Stu, After speaking to DH I have to say I explained the way ours worked with our build in the wrong way. Built into our builders insurance policy…

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gweluphome
Sep 23, 2008 8:53 pm
fojean
fojean
24 September 2008

Where to go to see Selkirk bricks on display in melbourne?

Where to go to see Selkirk bricks on display in melbourne?

Hi Snhouse, As you know we have also used the blue Rain brick for our H3nley house (same as yours!). They also charged us approx $1600 for the hand cleaning - however…

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fojean
Sep 24, 2008 7:35 am
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
24 September 2008

New concrete; weeping hole level???

New concrete; weeping hole level???

Ive got timber floors, so I dont have this problem. But I do make sure that all the ventilation grills are not obstructed. Lots of air circulation is essential to stop wet…

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Pat the draftie
Sep 24, 2008 9:12 am
Pat the draftie
gpierce
gpierce
24 September 2008

Protocol for "slab"..........

Protocol for "slab"..........

I dunno about customary, but just walk up and tell them you are very happy with the work (if you are) and you just wanted to make sure they didn't go away thirsty:) Greg

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gpierce
Sep 24, 2008 11:25 am
gpierce
gpierce
24 September 2008

type of front side door

type of front side door

I don't have a picture, but I think you should select an entry door for this because that's what it is. I see lot's of project homes with hollow core interior doors for…

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gpierce
Sep 24, 2008 11:29 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
24 September 2008

Assorted handyman/plumber things…any idea how much?

Assorted handyman/plumber things…any idea how much?

I want these things done to our place… Main Bathroom · Paint (some shade of soft white) walls and ceiling (not many walls as mainly tiled) – some stuck on…

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grace_slick
Sep 24, 2008 1:45 pm
grace_slick
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
24 September 2008

Study finally in

Study finally in
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Love the setup Paula, very nice colours, looks very swish!! It should be a real pleasure to work in there. The lighting and the artwork are very cool too! :D

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PhoenixStar
Sep 24, 2008 2:24 pm
PhoenixStar
mikkyG
mikkyG
24 September 2008

Another hard luck story

Another hard luck story

Found this on a Canberra news forum, food for thought. http://the-riotact.com/?p=8940

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mikkyG
Sep 24, 2008 2:25 pm
vpande
vpande
24 September 2008

sofas for people with back problems

sofas for people with back problems

thanks guys. Its not such a bad problem but has its days when everything and anything contributes! shall try the line from Norway and keep you posted! :D

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vpande
Sep 24, 2008 9:24 pm
mylittlechinaplate
mylittlechinaplate
26 September 2008

Help finding tradie

Help finding tradie

Ajak Plastering was the company name. That's all i know im Sorry.

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mylittlechinaplate
Sep 26, 2008 1:31 pm
sting
sting
26 September 2008

Would you buy this house without a WIR?

Would you buy this house without a WIR?
1, 2

Personally, I would prefer the WIR over the spa.. as most people have pointed out – you probably would get over the spa pretty quickly. A WIR provides convenience for…

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sting
Sep 26, 2008 2:35 pm
zaff
zaff
28 September 2008

Painting old brick and fibro house - advice needed

Painting old brick and fibro house - advice needed

Use an acrylic paint as it's more flexible than enamel. If the surface is sound (not flakey) I'd scrub it down with a stiff brush and sugar soap, or even better a presure…

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zaff
Sep 28, 2008 3:47 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
28 September 2008

Building Freestanding Pergola

Building Freestanding Pergola

With the posts above ground you are really going to need some extra bracing as it will be fairly weak laterally.

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Dukekamaya
Sep 28, 2008 7:49 pm
Dukekamaya
donuts
donuts
28 September 2008

Can I still change the way the tiles are laid?

Can I still change the way the tiles are laid?

Hi Andrew 123, I am planning to be on site when my tiler gets there to go over any laying plans - as the ones my builder wrote were sketchy (in my opinion only - I'm sure…

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donuts
Sep 28, 2008 9:06 pm
donuts
ahuang
ahuang
28 September 2008

To control or not to control (HWS)

To control or not to control (HWS)

I think your plumber is trying to confuse you so that you can pick the option that is easiest for him...

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ahuang
Sep 28, 2008 9:13 pm
ahuang
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haywgl
Sep 29, 2008 7:46 am
haywgl
donuts
donuts
29 September 2008

Phone points

Phone points

One of the single storey houses I lived in was an absolute nightmare to get the point done. For me, we're getting all other electricals done... so…

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donuts
Sep 29, 2008 9:31 am
donuts


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