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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 9:11 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 2:17 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 3:49 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 8:03 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 8:27 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 9:06 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 9:20 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 10:18 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 10:37 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 10:34 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 11:58 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 4:57 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 9:13 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 9:53 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 8:35 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 10:12 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 12:25 pm
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 12:29 pm
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 2:45 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 3:24 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 3:25 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 10:24 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 2:31 pm
sting
sting
26 September 2008

Would you buy this house without a WIR?

Would you buy this house without a WIR?
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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 3:35 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 4:47 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 8:49 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 10:06 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 10:13 pm
ahuang
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haywgl
Sep 29, 2008 8:46 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 10:31 am
donuts
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
29 September 2008

Pet registration question

Pet registration question

Oh hopefully it will be ok. I will be on a third of an acre.... I know I have to apply... but I'm just wondering the best way.... but the council…

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Kevin Brown
Sep 29, 2008 11:01 am
Kevin Brown
Tam
Tam
29 September 2008

Pest Inspections - How Often?

Pest Inspections - How Often?

The pest inspection should be done yearly and I think its the guarantee by the pest control company to cover any damages if something goes wrong. They have it covered in…

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Tam
Sep 29, 2008 12:30 pm
Tam
mel
mel
29 September 2008

Telephone Points Single Storey Home

Telephone Points Single Storey Home

PS we have a special offer for trench cable and 3 points for $380. Is this cheap?[/quote that seems pretty good to me. Is it 3 separate…

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mel
Sep 29, 2008 4:55 pm
mel
Firthy_26
Firthy_26
30 September 2008

Neighbours be gone ... part 2 - fence extenders

Neighbours be gone ... part 2 - fence extenders

You are a handy bugger, aren't you! Nice work. Great look! Well done. Mike.

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Firthy_26
Sep 30, 2008 9:13 am
Firthy_26
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
30 September 2008

Other trades

Other trades

Cool thanks everyone!

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buildingadreamhome
Sep 30, 2008 9:22 am
buildingadreamhome
jamiet
jamiet
30 September 2008

Termite barrier and concrete

Termite barrier and concrete

I recently went through this process with my termite company. I have a reticulated system (pipe in an orange sock around the edge of the slab). I needed to cover the pipe…

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jamiet
Sep 30, 2008 5:32 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
30 September 2008

How long does wool carpet take to stop smelling!?

How long does wool carpet take to stop smelling!?

Wow, I had no idea those air fresheners were bad. Hmm. I'll steer clear of those then! Right now the smoke isn't so bad because I've had all the doors and windows open…

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grace_slick
Sep 30, 2008 8:52 pm
grace_slick
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
30 September 2008

Star-Vac ducted vacuum

Star-Vac ducted vacuum

Think this one they have had for 4 years. but thye have had built ins in the last 3 houses for over 25 years. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Oct 01, 2008 12:32 am
Yak_Chat
interested16
interested16
1 October 2008

Central Heating- Floor or roof best and economical?

Central Heating- Floor or roof best and economical?

I prefer it from the floor - just because of the hot air rising theory - I kind of think that all the nice heat is way up with the ceiling when…

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interested16
Oct 01, 2008 9:27 am
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
1 October 2008

Mini-Rant

Mini-Rant

I think "architect designed" is of very dubious marketing value. To me "architect designed" usually means a dog's breakfast of trendy but impractical elements that will…

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Cabinfever
Oct 01, 2008 1:34 pm
Cabinfever
speed
speed
1 October 2008

Ducted Cooling - can it convert to heating as well?

Ducted Cooling - can it convert to heating as well?

we had it done about 10 years ago, from what i can remember they put extra ducting in the roof space, it's really cramped up there now, they did put extra vents in some…

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speed
Oct 01, 2008 5:57 pm
tamrb26
tamrb26
1 October 2008

Settlement Process

Settlement Process

Hi Everyone, Can someone give me a run-down on the pre-settlement process? And advice on whether we should plan to travel before that time or hold off on it? They…

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tamrb26
Oct 01, 2008 11:06 pm
Grace16
Grace16
2 October 2008

Facade - how important

Facade - how important
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Go for the house with the better floor plan. We have just sold a house that we designed and built 10 years ago - the facade is still as gorgeous now as it was then, but…

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Grace16
Oct 02, 2008 1:12 am
donuts
donuts
2 October 2008

House insurance

House insurance

Yeah that sounds fair enough too helyn. There'll be a couple of our own things in there pretty soon too, so wouldn't expect them to be covered.

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donuts
Oct 02, 2008 9:58 am
donuts
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
2 October 2008

House frames and the thickness of the timber used

House frames and the thickness of the timber used

Fair enough, I was in northern Vic recently in some new estates and noticed a lot of sawn-finish verandah beams etc and wasn't sure what they were. They were of…

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Dukekamaya
Oct 02, 2008 9:59 pm
Dukekamaya
bel
bel
2 October 2008

Back to the drawing board Part 2

Back to the drawing board Part 2
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Hey PK, just caught up with whats happening, and builder #2 sounds a goer. Fingers crossed for you, and make sure you let us know more when you can (floorplan etc! :D ) Bel

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bel
Oct 02, 2008 10:24 pm
bel
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 10:33 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 11:30 pm


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