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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 9:25 pm
Paula
kexkez
kexkez
13 October 2008

Laminex Showroom

Laminex Showroom

For those of us in SW WA. there is also another brand new showrom in Bunbury. WA just opened. I saw some info on it on the weekend in the paper.

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kexkez
Oct 13, 2008 11:49 pm
kexkez
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
14 October 2008

What timber I need to use for bearer?

What timber I need to use for bearer?

If your going to paint it just use normal CD ply. It uses the same moisture resistant glue as marine ply. The name marine ply is somewhat misleading in that it is not…

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Dukekamaya
Oct 14, 2008 7:49 pm
Dukekamaya
chris92
chris92
14 October 2008

School Based Apprenticeship Queensland SUnshine coast

School Based Apprenticeship Queensland SUnshine coast

Anyone know of any carpenters on the sunshine coast that could be interested in hiring a school based apprentice? let me know ASAP. Thanks Chris...

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chris92
Oct 14, 2008 7:51 pm
stu
stu
15 October 2008

Variation Reciepts

Variation Reciepts

What we were refering to is that if the work cost the contractor $500 to complete then the spec home builder will charge a 20% margin on that cost in addition to the…

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stu
Oct 15, 2008 9:05 am
stu
karol
karol
15 October 2008

Missing out on the New Home Owners Boost

Missing out on the New Home Owners Boost

We signed a contract two weeks ago. As much as we would love an extra 7k, we bought our house very cheaply as no one else was buying at the time. I really doubt we would…

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karol
Oct 15, 2008 4:34 pm
Minx
Minx
15 October 2008

PD people, after your price capping expired, what's next???

PD people, after your price capping expired, what's next???

Its quite simple, your builder will not give you a price after that date as their records…

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Minx
Oct 15, 2008 5:48 pm
grandslam
grandslam
15 October 2008

New Home Building Inspections

New Home Building Inspections

Hi, anyone used this company or recommend another one in Perth? thanks in advance

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grandslam
Oct 15, 2008 11:02 pm
MrT
MrT
15 October 2008

Has anyone built with Boutique Homes in Victoria?

Has anyone built with Boutique Homes in Victoria?

Hi, I was going to save my 100th post for the day we got our keys, but I might not be able to post for a while!! We're almooooost at handover with B, just waiting on a…

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MrT
Oct 15, 2008 11:47 pm
MrT
memm
memm
16 October 2008

Help - honest and reliable Brisbane Builder?

Help - honest and reliable Brisbane Builder?

Thanks for that - they sound great. We actually have a builder now who came in at a reasonable rate who will start soon :D know what you mean with the painting - we have…

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memm
Oct 16, 2008 9:56 am
wonderland
wonderland
16 October 2008

When would be a good time to go to tender?

When would be a good time to go to tender?

No probs, only trying to help! Casa, I dont think it would be a 5% price rise. M, PD and CH all have about a 0.5% increase for every month that your land gets delayed.…

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wonderland
Oct 16, 2008 12:51 pm
wonderland
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
16 October 2008

excess soil dumping from other builders on our land

excess soil dumping from other builders on our land

thanks kevin i think my new neighbours are the one doing the dumping, but have no evidence. and by the way wat is a fencing notice?? ive got some…

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Kevin Brown
Oct 16, 2008 2:03 pm
Kevin Brown
bunoluvas
bunoluvas
16 October 2008

Breeze Blocks Anyone?

Breeze Blocks Anyone?

Ok....I've found the sort of thing I wanted from Midland....they don't advertise the product online it would seem.

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bunoluvas
Oct 16, 2008 5:01 pm
Maxie
Maxie
16 October 2008

TV show seeking people building/renovating their dream homes

TV show seeking people building/renovating their dream homes

I know a project home builder that could do with the kick up the bum a programme like this could bring, 'cept they'd NEVER agree to it - ha ha :D

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Maxie
Oct 16, 2008 10:25 pm
Maxie
zouk architects
zouk architects
17 October 2008

Site Costs.... tender is in

Site Costs.... tender is in
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Long service levy is payable to council and normally required to be paid together with your construction certificate application. This fee is approx. 0.35% of your…

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zouk architects
Oct 17, 2008 10:51 pm
zouk architects
zouk architects
zouk architects
17 October 2008

Changing plans after going to tender...

Changing plans after going to tender...

Definitely agree with the previous 2 comments. Layout change can mean structural change, which will affect roof structure especially in a double brick construction. If…

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zouk architects
Oct 17, 2008 11:48 pm
zouk architects
karol
karol
18 October 2008

Stupid question - who do we call to remove a wall?

Stupid question - who do we call to remove a wall?

Thanks for the tips and heads up everyone. We'll go for the carpenter first then :)

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karol
Oct 18, 2008 10:18 pm
mjm
mjm
19 October 2008

Where to buy ceiling canopy for pendant light?

Where to buy ceiling canopy for pendant light?

Hello, I have 3 pendant lights that are missing a ceiling canopy to attach to the ceiling? Does anyone know where to get them from? thx

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mjm
Oct 19, 2008 6:08 pm
zaff
zaff
19 October 2008

House mods to fit a new pergola

House mods to fit a new pergola

Interesting idea. By the work you describe, you'll bassically be removing the eave to lift the height? I think structually, it's fine. Much better than hanging the…

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zaff
Oct 19, 2008 8:26 pm
Judie
Judie
19 October 2008

PSA: tiles can be hazardous to you health!

PSA: tiles can be hazardous to you health!

No broken nails. Or thumbs I think. I can move it, but it's still swollen and making a funny noise when I bend it. I'll see what it's like in the next couple of days. Judie

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Judie
Oct 19, 2008 10:56 pm
Judie
joles
joles
19 October 2008

Disconnecting a dishwasher

Disconnecting a dishwasher

I do photoshop....not fantasies. ::wornout::

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joles
Oct 19, 2008 10:58 pm
joles
Michelle
Michelle
20 October 2008

7 tv show where did the post go?

7 tv show where did the post go?

What sort of project/reno are you after? :D

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Michelle
Oct 20, 2008 1:59 pm
Michelle

Hey all, I went out today and collected myself a timbacare pen today. Now being a sceptic I always expect to get less than what is promised but in this case the…

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mattwalker
Oct 20, 2008 8:29 pm
mattwalker
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
20 October 2008

Haymes paint....

Haymes paint....

What Acrylic more like Gloss??? Acrylic is water based paint it come in flat, low sheen, semi gloss, gloss Enamel is oil based paint and comes in semi-gloss and…

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ausfatcat
Oct 20, 2008 9:24 pm
ahuang
ahuang
21 October 2008

Anyone living not too far from Auburn, Sydney? Please help!

Anyone living not too far from Auburn, Sydney? Please help!

Thanks Maxie. Yes, we did mention about this when we lodge complaint to Fair Trading. Actually I never thought of taping until they started acting in a very hostile…

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ahuang
Oct 21, 2008 9:02 am
ahuang
avwbugz
avwbugz
21 October 2008

Build or not to build?? Need advice

Build or not to build?? Need advice

hey, Thanks for the advice muzzman.. by the way, did you organise a temp fencing or a permanent (colour bond) fence? I will probably leave it for now..

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avwbugz
Oct 21, 2008 11:49 am
ed.
ed.
22 October 2008

Posting photos and their size.

Posting photos and their size.

Just link the small ones to the large ones and if people want to see the larger version they can :) Michelle, your large isn't large enough to make me scroll :lol: :lol:

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ed.
Oct 22, 2008 11:03 am
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
22 October 2008

What colour is your house?

What colour is your house?

My house is pink at least until tomorrow when the painter paints over the pink primer.

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ausfatcat
Oct 22, 2008 9:35 pm
donuts
donuts
22 October 2008

Is anyone else having Photobucket problems?

Is anyone else having Photobucket problems?

thanks mikkyG. I have worked out how to e-mail them to photobucket so have done that, now just waiting for photobucket to receive them... OH! they're there already! Nice one 8)

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donuts
Oct 22, 2008 10:37 pm
donuts
petal
petal
22 October 2008

Cheap bar stools

Cheap bar stools

Paula - pics, please!!! Yours sound like exactly what we want...I need to see them!!! :lol:

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petal
Oct 22, 2008 10:37 pm
petal
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
23 October 2008

house colour

house colour
1, 2

I agree with donuts - the stackstone does clash a little with the house. I think I prefer it simple, but with the planter box. :D

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buildingadreamhome
Oct 23, 2008 10:11 am
buildingadreamhome
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
23 October 2008

How many cupboards... is enough?

How many cupboards... is enough?
1, 2, 3

i think we all want those! hehehehe...lucky…

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House-To-Be
Oct 23, 2008 10:17 am
laldous
laldous
23 October 2008

Marshall Baker Homes

Marshall Baker Homes

Hi, we have also been involved in the Marshall Baker thing. Are your defects major structural things or just small things that are costly to be redone? Are you currently…

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laldous
Oct 23, 2008 9:18 pm
JiMb0
JiMb0
24 October 2008

HELP! Water penetration from courtyard into living area

HELP! Water penetration from courtyard into living area

Just to clarify the walls are plasterboard over brick so not sure if that's as bad as rising damp in a concrete wall, but either way there's definitely something going on…

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JiMb0
Oct 24, 2008 3:49 pm
sammy
sammy
24 October 2008

Let's go shopping - advice on appliances

Let's go shopping - advice on appliances
1, 2

thanks donuts, will definitely have a look. Never thought of ice trays, Snake. Will talk to DH as he is the one making ice for his "drinks"! :D

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sammy
Oct 24, 2008 4:06 pm
sammy
Honeyfly
Honeyfly
25 October 2008

Reno's have started!

Reno's have started!

Very exciting, welcome to renovation world. We are mid-renos and I am going a bit crazy!!! :lol:

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Honeyfly
Oct 25, 2008 1:13 pm
Honeyfly
mikkyG
mikkyG
25 October 2008

Help finding an old Post: garage floor paint

Help finding an old Post: garage floor paint

Bingo! I spend the best part of 40 minutes just searching for that... grrrr. Thanks again!

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mikkyG
Oct 25, 2008 1:29 pm
claego
claego
25 October 2008

Upgrade to Clipsal Slimline Switches

Upgrade to Clipsal Slimline Switches

my builder actually has slim lines as standard inclusion, so i always thought that this is the most standard range and easy to install.. But now i think i know why i…

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claego
Oct 25, 2008 4:25 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
25 October 2008

photo test

photo test

http://images.orgill.com/200x200/3358249.jpg This works too :wink:

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Yak_Chat
Oct 25, 2008 10:34 pm
Yak_Chat
misstash
misstash
25 October 2008

Extension to 30yr old house

Extension to 30yr old house

Thanks Lyn! Not sure exactly on size at the moment but definately under 10 sq... I'm thinking extend the existing rumpus and add a bedroom - so no wet areas or majorly…

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misstash
Oct 25, 2008 10:55 pm
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
26 October 2008

Fibre Optics Installations

Fibre Optics Installations
1, 2

Telstra is actually more profitable than Telecom New Zealand Changed for acurancy didn't want to quote and give links to articles wanted pure figures instead. EBITD…

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ausfatcat
Oct 26, 2008 1:22 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
26 October 2008

weatherboard or brick veneer

weatherboard or brick veneer

Have a lookat using hebel or timbercrete. Both have better thermal properties. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Oct 26, 2008 9:18 pm
Yak_Chat
joles
joles
26 October 2008

Cornicing

Cornicing

Check out Petal's blog.... she is using it. :D

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joles
Oct 26, 2008 10:16 pm
joles
grace_slick
grace_slick
28 October 2008

Not sure my dishwasher is working right

Not sure my dishwasher is working right
1, 2

Ugh, more problems with my dishwasher!! Last night I put it onto the cycle I always choose (just the standard one. The delicate one is quicker but doesn’t seem to…

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grace_slick
Oct 28, 2008 1:14 pm
grace_slick
gweluphome
gweluphome
28 October 2008

Can you make a driveway?

Can you make a driveway?

You could just ask the question if you feel like its bothering you......sometimes even when its staes its included you can still ask if you take it out how much will you…

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gweluphome
Oct 28, 2008 3:19 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
28 October 2008

Woodrot - how bad is it??

Woodrot - how bad is it??

One thing to keep in mind is that when treated pine is cut, whilst painting will offer some protection it should still be properly resealed - there are various products…

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Dukekamaya
Oct 28, 2008 7:52 pm
Dukekamaya
petal
petal
28 October 2008

q. about earth in shower area

q. about earth in shower area

.....yeah...just a little bit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::kiss:: ::kiss:: ::kiss::

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petal
Oct 28, 2008 9:36 pm
petal
snipfer
snipfer
29 October 2008

neighbour's driveway on "my" block

neighbour's driveway on "my" block

Hi Snipfer The property with the problem driveway should be reflected in the 'asking price' other words unless you get it 30-40% under land value…

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snipfer
Oct 29, 2008 2:02 pm


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