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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
1, 2

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
bobi-jo
bobi-jo
7 December 2008

Roof tiles

Roof tiles

My in-laws have the same roof tiles and we liked the way they looked so we decided to go with that style, ours don't look the same which is why we're not happy with the…

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bobi-jo
Dec 07, 2008 10:19 pm
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
8 December 2008

My roof trusses are pulling appart....

My roof trusses are pulling appart....

Yes, that's Tali She's about 4 years old. We got her from the pound…

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Kevin Brown
Dec 08, 2008 8:20 am
Kevin Brown
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 December 2008

Advice on neighbours

Advice on neighbours
1, 2, 3

I'm not too sure about this. The neighbour seems to be a fruitcake, and the boyfriend ready to drop into muscle-mode. I'd just try to forget…

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ECOECO
Dec 08, 2008 8:17 pm
ECOECO
Leila
Leila
9 December 2008

Raising and building under a Queenslander

Raising and building under a Queenslander

Hi We are wanting to raise and build under our Queenslander. It is a lovely house but just to small! It has 2 bedrooms, study, family room, dining, lounge and kitchen.…

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Leila
Dec 09, 2008 5:57 pm
kyiee81
kyiee81
9 December 2008

Cavity Sliding Doors

Cavity Sliding Doors

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: that is funny!!!!

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kyiee81
Dec 09, 2008 6:39 pm
kyiee81
kristofw
kristofw
9 December 2008

Slab, fence and difficult neighbour

Slab, fence and difficult neighbour

donuts, kristofw, is it your fence encroaching on your neighbour's land or the other way round? Fence is on our land, biting off from 90…

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kristofw
Dec 09, 2008 9:29 pm
kristofw
Lostris
Lostris
10 December 2008

Help for my brother :)

Help for my brother :)

If it is subject to signing of building contracts and starting construction. What I would be finding out is what is the definition of starting…

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Lostris
Dec 10, 2008 9:20 am
Wingies
Wingies
10 December 2008

Downturn? What downturn?

Downturn? What downturn?

I hateeeee bad service, and I generally choose who to go with by the customer service I recieve on my initial call. if it's great they generally get my business. I pay for…

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Wingies
Dec 10, 2008 11:26 am
Wingies
PrincessB
PrincessB
10 December 2008

Thoughts please- should I paint it?

Thoughts please- should I paint it?
1, 2

Thanks guys I might try the idea of the white picket fence at the front, probably 18.m high.. hubby is hoping that we can use exisiting posts and just add the pickets…

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PrincessB
Dec 10, 2008 11:44 am
Helyn
Helyn
10 December 2008

Is this a 'fixture' ??

Is this a 'fixture' ??

I think its different with holiday units, I sold it partly furnished and then left those items on the wall also because I couldnt be bothered…

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Helyn
Dec 10, 2008 12:22 pm
Helyn
Mozzie
Mozzie
10 December 2008

From where I can buy good bedroom funiture ????????

From where I can buy good bedroom funiture ????????

There are also at least a dozen on whitehorse road in Nunawading.

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Mozzie
Dec 10, 2008 4:05 pm
Mozzie
dymonite69
dymonite69
10 December 2008

Sound Proof Ceiling

Sound Proof Ceiling

I am replying to an old thread but I have an friend who is an acoustic engineer of a multinational firm in Sydney. He recommended Acoustiflex.

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dymonite69
Dec 10, 2008 10:39 pm
dymonite69
sammy
sammy
11 December 2008

Has anyone moved in without floor coverings yet?

Has anyone moved in without floor coverings yet?

VJ you should wait until you have floor coverings. The dust from concrete is not good for kids. It is so hard getting them to stay clean, not to mention the dust on your…

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sammy
Dec 11, 2008 6:28 pm
sammy
builda
builda
11 December 2008

Easement/ Retaining wall question

Easement/ Retaining wall question

Does sound a bit high but there is a bit of work involved just the same. The best option is to get another quote or two. If you cannot get a quote then send me some…

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builda
Dec 11, 2008 9:08 pm
builda
haywgl
haywgl
11 December 2008

What height for dryer noggin

What height for dryer noggin

Thanks for all your replies guys - I'm going to try and see at what height our current noggin is (thanks Donuts ;)) and put one at the same height, I figure if that is wrong…

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haywgl
Dec 11, 2008 9:44 pm
haywgl
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
12 December 2008

Concrete pump cleaning

Concrete pump cleaning

Yes they should, but make…

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Kevin Brown
Dec 12, 2008 9:24 pm
Kevin Brown

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