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Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
2 October 2008

How bright 120mm downlight ?

How bright 120mm downlight ?

I think the angle of that will be fine. It is like the old style 70 recessed lights that you see in non renoed pubs etc. If you note on the link you posted - the…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 02, 2008 9:33 pm
Yak_Chat
sireza
sireza
2 October 2008

Choosing a lot in Highlands

Choosing a lot in Highlands

almost forgot to update the thread.. we bought the block!!! :) last week actually. Also we decided to ditch Henley as they won't budge on the price at all while…

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sireza
Oct 02, 2008 10:30 pm
tygwyn
tygwyn
2 October 2008

Questions about fibro rendering and asbestos

Questions about fibro rendering and asbestos

How did it go? Did you find it was asbestos? This is a concern of ours when we start to renovate.

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tygwyn
Oct 02, 2008 10:56 pm
scardee66b
scardee66b
3 October 2008

who takes out council asset protection ?

who takes out council asset protection ?

So it is probably best to ask builder. It seems that the council is happy to deal with all parties. In our case the builder had taken care of this however when I…

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scardee66b
Oct 03, 2008 7:25 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
3 October 2008

Do I need a builder or an engineer?

Do I need a builder or an engineer?

If the building has had major works done - then it should have been done by a licenced builder and approved by local council. they should have also disclosed this in the…

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stonecutter1309
Oct 03, 2008 1:01 pm
stonecutter1309
ahuang
ahuang
3 October 2008

Builder won't install noggins

Builder won't install noggins

I think it also depends on the relationship as well... We always bring some coke/beer & sometimes cigarettes whenever we went on site for all the tradies and…

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ahuang
Oct 03, 2008 1:45 pm
ahuang
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
3 October 2008

The noggin between the studs

The noggin between the studs
1, 2

Yeahehe.....great especially if the plasterboard is…

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Kevin Brown
Oct 03, 2008 5:25 pm
Kevin Brown
smithy
smithy
3 October 2008

Where to get flat packs?

Where to get flat packs?

In Queensland we have a company called "Barry's" who supplies a lot of flatpack cupboards at very reasonable prices. I haven't bought anything off them for years; the last…

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smithy
Oct 03, 2008 6:28 pm
I_BUILD
I_BUILD
4 October 2008

Knocking out a non-load bearing wall.. ideas on cost?

Knocking out a non-load bearing wall.. ideas on cost?

If its a non load bearing wall then expect to pay a carpenter for a days labour to cut out the plaster and the studs, frame the doorway and hang the doors. If your only…

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I_BUILD
Oct 04, 2008 12:45 am
I_BUILD
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
4 October 2008

Installing an electric oven

Installing an electric oven

the plug tester? looks like a 10A plug on a keyring? they are great for a quick test, though i have managed to blow one up :) ok enough off topic. …

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Kevin Brown
Oct 04, 2008 12:27 pm
Kevin Brown
suh
suh
4 October 2008

Looking for a fabulous clock

Looking for a fabulous clock
1, 2

Thank you everyone for your input :D I like quite a few and the more bizarre the better.

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suh
Oct 04, 2008 3:46 pm
suh
grace_slick
grace_slick
4 October 2008

Upright elderly lady trolleys?

Upright elderly lady trolleys?

Bunnings doesn't have 'em. We were there today. lol Big W may, but we can't actually get to one without considerable and somewhat annoying travel. The nearest Big W to…

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grace_slick
Oct 04, 2008 6:29 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
4 October 2008

Disturbing smell, but where’s is coming from!?

Disturbing smell, but where’s is coming from!?
1, 2, 3

That's really interesting...maybe it does have something to do with the wind thing, BUT I do doubt it simply because the front glass buzzer/intercom security door…

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grace_slick
Oct 04, 2008 6:56 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
4 October 2008

Ants…where are they coming from!?

Ants…where are they coming from!?

That is an excellent idea - leaving food and seeing if and from where they come. *planning*

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grace_slick
Oct 04, 2008 7:06 pm
grace_slick
davinci
davinci
4 October 2008

How much for a small concrete slab?

How much for a small concrete slab?

also rf fabric refers to no ribbed wire (old style of fabric / mesh) rl and sl which is used 99% of the time is ribbed some suppliers still refer to sheets as 'f'…

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davinci
Oct 04, 2008 9:17 pm
davinci
ahuang
ahuang
5 October 2008

URGENT - Timber Floors Question

URGENT - Timber Floors Question

About the marks on timber floor, I think it depends on the material. We bought those furniture leg protection rubber stuffs from Bunning's and put it under all…

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ahuang
Oct 05, 2008 12:54 pm
ahuang
wonderland
wonderland
5 October 2008

Building designer in Melbourne??

Building designer in Melbourne??
1, 2

wow Jo, I hope things work out for you. Let us all know asap when you do decide to either stay or go with regards to M. We are also in a similar position. M has given…

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wonderland
Oct 05, 2008 7:14 pm
wonderland
mikeval
mikeval
5 October 2008

Sexy security doors

Sexy security doors

I have seen crimsafe security door at the expo. The crimsafe security door is solid and great especially you have a nice entry door. The price different between the…

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mikeval
Oct 05, 2008 8:09 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
5 October 2008

Cost to fit a water tank and pump to a house.

Cost to fit a water tank and pump to a house.

There are a heap of variables, so I can only make some suggestions, and guesses to ive you some ideas. This wont include labour, and minor things like pipe sealants and…

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Adrian B
Oct 05, 2008 9:00 pm
Adrian B
DeeElle
DeeElle
6 October 2008

Travertine

Travertine

We looked into travertine and its very attractive but you need to make sure you know where your supplier is sourcing it from i.e. Turkey or Italy etc. I've seen the…

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DeeElle
Oct 06, 2008 12:09 pm
DeeElle
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
6 October 2008

Incredibly LOUD creaking doors!

Incredibly LOUD creaking doors!

That stuff is fantastic! It is also used in industrial applications to help prevent rust. It is great on my…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 06, 2008 6:16 pm
The Garden Whisperer
vicky_qj
vicky_qj
6 October 2008

Can anyone tell me what this is?

Can anyone tell me what this is?

Vicky - should not be a problem - and the pipes are owned by someone else - any problem is fixed by them - not you. Just don't build on…

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vicky_qj
Oct 06, 2008 7:44 pm
vicky_qj
mattwalker
mattwalker
6 October 2008

Doing our own site cut.... viable??

Doing our own site cut.... viable??

Schhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Dont say things like…

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mattwalker
Oct 06, 2008 8:47 pm
mattwalker
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
6 October 2008

We are crazy!!!!

We are crazy!!!!

+1 I have yet to find a townhouse design or modern middle-density estate that's as good as the old row of terrace houses. Terraces are space efficient, quiet,…

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Cabinfever
Oct 06, 2008 9:26 pm
Cabinfever
windowexpert
windowexpert
7 October 2008

A rather nice house in Brisbane

A rather nice house in Brisbane

Hi, while you are there use the chance to have a good look around how they build there. They do build much better there and you can learn a lot for you own project :idea:

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windowexpert
Oct 07, 2008 7:10 am
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
7 October 2008

What is delaminating?

What is delaminating?

is this the continous coloured concrete garden edging products?

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Kevin Brown
Oct 07, 2008 3:29 pm
Kevin Brown
Willow
Willow
7 October 2008

2nd Storey Addition

2nd Storey Addition

I'll pm you my street...Don't want the whole world knowing where I live. lol Geez I'm so jealous of you 70's house !! We can't build on top of ours :-( Ours is a nana…

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Willow
Oct 07, 2008 3:59 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
7 October 2008

Ikea single shelves for Billy bookcase

Ikea single shelves for Billy bookcase

The one here in Perth (Innaloo (yes that is a suburb :)) is the biggest Ikea in the southern hemisphere. You should have seen all the flat packs it took to put the store…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 07, 2008 10:24 pm
The Garden Whisperer
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
8 October 2008

How long does a tender take?

How long does a tender take?

Thanks everyone. Should hopefully get it tomorrow when my Sales Rep is back in! Fingers crossed it comes in under/on budget!!! :wink: :wink:

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buildingadreamhome
Oct 08, 2008 11:07 am
buildingadreamhome
Timbacare
Timbacare
8 October 2008

Cheapest place to get a water tank in Melbourne?

Cheapest place to get a water tank in Melbourne?

OPS Tanks Ph. (03) 5940 2191 - Fax. (03) 5941 5643 http://www.opstanks.com.au/ There in Pakenham but will deliver anywhere in Victoria for…

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Timbacare
Oct 08, 2008 1:24 pm
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
AndreaLiu
AndreaLiu
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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AndreaLiu
Oct 10, 2008 4:58 pm
AndreaLiu
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


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