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JT1
JT1
24 August 2008

matching render colour with windows

matching render colour with windows

Thank you everyone, we have decided to go with paperbark windows and double strength pottery for the rendor, we found a house with this combination, so very happy, still…

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JT1
Aug 24, 2008 8:55 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
24 August 2008

Hinged or Sliding doors on Robes

Hinged or Sliding doors on Robes

What's your preference? Pros and Cons? Wish you'd stop running with those scissors :shock: :wink: As for doors - as…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 24, 2008 9:52 pm
Yak_Chat
Mango-lover
Mango-lover
24 August 2008

any one recs a building lawyer?

any one recs a building lawyer?

Hi, could any one rec a building lawyer in Mel? TA

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Mango-lover
Aug 24, 2008 9:58 pm
Timbacare
Timbacare
24 August 2008

Do you always need a prep/undercoat of paint?

Do you always need a prep/undercoat of paint?

If you spot a colour you want in any brand of paint, get the name, code, number or cataloge the colour is in and give all the details to your…

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Timbacare
Aug 24, 2008 10:10 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
25 August 2008

HELP WITH AN ARTISTS IMPRESSION OF OUR CARLISLE FACADE!

HELP WITH AN ARTISTS IMPRESSION OF OUR CARLISLE FACADE!

I think Michelle's rule is that you shouldn't have more than 4 different finishes/textures/colours on your facade.

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stonecutter1309
Aug 25, 2008 8:17 am
stonecutter1309
Michelle
Michelle
25 August 2008

Where do I stop painting if I'm only doing individual rooms?

Where do I stop painting if I'm only doing individual rooms?

I know what you mean; I do all my own painting when it’s a fairly small job. :D

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Michelle
Aug 25, 2008 7:39 pm
Michelle
kristofw
kristofw
26 August 2008

Metal Lintels, timber frame ?!

Metal Lintels, timber frame ?!

Thanks folks! Found the Z beam tables, etc, and also another product called Light Steel Beams, on the net, but it's all a tad over my head. You may…

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kristofw
Aug 26, 2008 10:53 am
kristofw
to_do_list
to_do_list
26 August 2008

Fixing up the worst house in the best street...sort of ;-)

Fixing up the worst house in the best street...sort of ;-)

"Really comes down to cold hard cash though and luckily we do have a friend who is a plumber but everyone else are boring admin slaves with no…

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to_do_list
Aug 26, 2008 3:01 pm
to_do_list
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
26 August 2008

Timber Construction (House extension)

Timber Construction (House extension)

'The Australian House Building Manual' is a really informative book with lots of details, including brick pier foundations. Australian Standard AS1684 has lots of detail…

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Pat the draftie
Aug 26, 2008 4:05 pm
Pat the draftie
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
26 August 2008

Planning programs

Planning programs

Use the copoun…

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ausfatcat
Aug 26, 2008 6:42 pm
Lostris
Lostris
26 August 2008

Adding Windows in hallways above eye level....

Adding Windows in hallways above eye level....

sounds good to me :) Sorry to scare you with all the permit talk, its just that I have seen so many people do things the wrong way and it comes back to bite them…

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Lostris
Aug 26, 2008 10:15 pm

You mean one of…

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mattwalker
Aug 26, 2008 11:45 pm
mattwalker
bec
bec
27 August 2008

New wooden floors and removalists

New wooden floors and removalists
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they always say dont put rugs down for weeks on a new timber floor why is that? what could happen? why not :?: *concerned look* is it better to protect the floors on…

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bec
Aug 27, 2008 8:26 am
ahuang
ahuang
27 August 2008

Lots of Australian sites (.gov.au & .com.au) been hacked

Lots of Australian sites (.gov.au & .com.au) been hacked

Not 100% sure about the correctness of this, according to http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=4840 search in Google with "site:yoursite "script…

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ahuang
Aug 27, 2008 1:29 pm
ahuang
garry90
garry90
29 August 2008

Where to buy a mailbox?

Where to buy a mailbox?

hi, garden centres are ideal. there are places like http://www.statueinnovations.com.au/about.html we found that when we were looking for pots most of those kind…

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garry90
Aug 29, 2008 11:42 am
thebuildingsurv
thebuildingsurv
29 August 2008

Underpinning - Propping Up My Strip Footing!

Underpinning - Propping Up My Strip Footing!

usually it will support itself that is why you only do small sections at a time.

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thebuildingsurv
Aug 29, 2008 1:33 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
29 August 2008

Just saying a big hello

Just saying a big hello

Yes you did!! :lol: :lol: :lol: and it will be won't it ? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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House-To-Be
Aug 29, 2008 4:36 pm
madmel
madmel
29 August 2008

plastering over garage internal door

plastering over garage internal door

They've done it to ours too! Now I feel better, not being the only one! xMel http://marshallmansion.blogspot.com/

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madmel
Aug 29, 2008 4:48 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
29 August 2008

Installation of ceiling fans / replacing light in fan

Installation of ceiling fans / replacing light in fan

Had some electricals done in June....a selection of itemised prices which may help (Melb $): $240 Install sconce lights $110 Install IXL tastics $90 Install ceiling…

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to_do_list
Aug 29, 2008 11:34 pm
to_do_list
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Yak_Chat
Aug 30, 2008 12:25 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
30 August 2008

Gutter Guards

Gutter Guards

We were hit with the gutter gaurd requirment from council. $2500 to install metal gutter guard. We back onto bush and council requirments…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 30, 2008 12:35 am
Yak_Chat
grace_slick
grace_slick
30 August 2008

Body Corporate Rules a Tad Extreme?

Body Corporate Rules a Tad Extreme?

Yeah, that's what I thought - that shutters/new curtains would be ok. If the backing of any new curtains we get is the same (beige type cream colour as I assumed they all…

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grace_slick
Aug 30, 2008 5:27 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
30 August 2008

Painters...are they all much the same??

Painters...are they all much the same??

Well, we got the second quote today...they think they can do it in one single day. Is that bad? It's a 2 bedroom medium sized apartment. Just walls. No ceilings, cornices,…

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grace_slick
Aug 30, 2008 5:41 pm
grace_slick
davinci
davinci
31 August 2008

building plans

building plans

thanks for replys

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davinci
Aug 31, 2008 9:37 am
davinci
zergling
zergling
31 August 2008

Adding on a Alfresco

Adding on a Alfresco

thanks, will call them to get a quote once handover is completed.

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zergling
Aug 31, 2008 10:14 am
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
1 September 2008

Legal advice

Legal advice

Hi Beetle, i agree with photogirl. Get yourself some legal advice, it is a tricky situation to be in and you want to make sure you are covered. It must be so heart…

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PhoenixStar
Sep 01, 2008 9:59 am
PhoenixStar
Sharee
Sharee
1 September 2008

Interesting comment....

Interesting comment....
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Well I can say that I am in my early 30's and for the last 7 years my partner and I have struggled because we blew all our money every week. well…

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Sharee
Sep 01, 2008 1:13 pm
Sharee
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House-To-Be
Sep 01, 2008 1:16 pm
Helyn
Helyn
2 September 2008

do I need an independent lawyer?

do I need an independent lawyer?

Hi, Helyn. I know trust is important, but as I am not experienced, just wanna be careful..... Our cases were different, in both cases…

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Helyn
Sep 02, 2008 1:36 am
Helyn
FireFox
FireFox
2 September 2008

[ADL] Zego Workshop

[ADL] Zego Workshop

Hey Guys, i signed up with Zego's website and they have a training workshop in adelaide; Housing Industry Association Cnr Port Road & Station Place,…

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FireFox
Sep 02, 2008 1:45 am
FireFox
montemoo01
montemoo01
2 September 2008

Rural Land

Rural Land

Hi Sha & Tony Thanks for the replies....even though both are very different amounts to connect power, they are still well under what I thought we'd be paying so I am…

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montemoo01
Sep 02, 2008 8:16 am
sirgoat
sirgoat
2 September 2008

Order of Work

Order of Work

(a) some patching of the plaster on one wall (b) repainting of the ceiling and walls (also need the loungeroom ceiling repainted but that is all through the house) (c)…

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sirgoat
Sep 02, 2008 8:01 pm
acm2269
acm2269
2 September 2008

Recommended Painters in Southeast Melbourne

Recommended Painters in Southeast Melbourne

Hi! Can anyone recommend a good painter in Melbourne,particularly Southeast area. I plan to do featured walls after handover. I'd appreciate any help... cheers, Hannah

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acm2269
Sep 02, 2008 11:45 pm
acm2269
T&V
T&V
3 September 2008

90 X 90 Gal angle lintel 6 or 8 mm

90 X 90 Gal angle lintel 6 or 8 mm

good advice thanxs pat. regards T

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T&V
Sep 03, 2008 1:23 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
3 September 2008

Is this good for an electrician?

Is this good for an electrician?

I got another quote from an electrician. Here is what I want and the prices… 1. Remove existing kitchen fluoro dome style light and replace with 4 directional…

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grace_slick
Sep 03, 2008 1:46 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
4 September 2008

Is this painter too cheap!?

Is this painter too cheap!?

Oh god no! lol. My partner’s mum did some of her place herself (she’s 70!), but…to be honest, it’s very streaky and uneven. I would just never trust myself to do…

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grace_slick
Sep 04, 2008 9:45 am
grace_slick
Ozibob
Ozibob
4 September 2008

best value kit homes to lock up stage

best value kit homes to lock up stage

Try these guys These guys are really helpful. We were going to use them…

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Ozibob
Sep 04, 2008 11:08 am
FireFox
FireFox
4 September 2008

Excellent online floorplan app

Excellent online floorplan app

yeah same MVH is really irritating and annoying when you dont always have a net connection; punch is good easy to use everything is easily adjustable but yes quite bland…

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FireFox
Sep 04, 2008 12:20 pm
FireFox
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
4 September 2008

Can painters make slight alterations to colours if you ask t

Can painters make slight alterations to colours if you ask t

Ho ho ! I sympathise. In a lot of areas and with a lot of trades the old "get lots of quotes" rule is completely out the door. I went through five electricians - three…

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Cabinfever
Sep 04, 2008 12:43 pm
Cabinfever
soda
soda
4 September 2008

Made it to Canada

Made it to Canada

Get onto the Canucks asap. I worked at Big White (interior BC) for two seasons and love Canada like a second home. Still a massive Canuck (NHL) fan to this day, (No.6 Sami…

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soda
Sep 04, 2008 1:27 pm
nesspop
nesspop
5 September 2008

you opinion please marriot waters

you opinion please marriot waters

Gee that have stung you a few times ::: ::crying:: I hope they dont get the chance again. We will be heading down too on Sunday as we have a little persons party to go to on…

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nesspop
Sep 05, 2008 7:18 am
nesspop
grace_slick
grace_slick
5 September 2008

Any special way to get rid of new paint smell?

Any special way to get rid of new paint smell?
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OHH, really? That’s ok then. There aren’t really any brushstrokes cause I used a mini roller, not a brush.

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grace_slick
Sep 05, 2008 10:52 am
grace_slick
Raz
Raz
5 September 2008

Pulling Out - Help with conflicting tender clause re deposit

Pulling Out - Help with conflicting tender clause re deposit

Just back from an amazing holiday in Thailand... Great win for you Rachelle, but its also noteworthy that they refunded money to you without a fight. Not many…

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Raz
Sep 05, 2008 2:25 pm
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
6 September 2008

Anther painting question

Anther painting question

The girl at the paint store gave me the wrong paint, I wanted 2 litres of ceiling white tinted spanish white, as I am topping up paint I already have to do a second coat…

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ausfatcat
Sep 06, 2008 5:38 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
6 September 2008

TDLS's TDL got a whole lot bigger.......

TDLS's TDL got a whole lot bigger.......
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Cheers Mike, good to chat- but it's much better to have Vic's precious resource looked after properly :D Good luck in the new abode and make sure you make time for your…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 06, 2008 8:54 pm
Yak_Chat
buddy
buddy
6 September 2008

Painting...any suppliers of good quality paint...but cheap?

Painting...any suppliers of good quality paint...but cheap?

we used solver on our ourdoor steps (their deck paint) and it was TERRIBLE -- peeled, chipped -- I would never, ever touch it again. i did other stairs around the corner…

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buddy
Sep 06, 2008 11:41 pm
buddy
buddy
6 September 2008

Repack and reblock my piers and stumps

Repack and reblock my piers and stumps

i used to be a reblocker for many years (many moons ago!). are you talking about redoing the stumps under the floor or under the walls? if it's the floors it's a matter…

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buddy
Sep 06, 2008 11:47 pm
zaff
zaff
8 September 2008

Questions on render/texture coat on blueboard

Questions on render/texture coat on blueboard

I used Quikcote pruducts on blueboard at my place. Here's their site: http://www.quikcote.com.au/ The blueboard stuff (Flexi-patch) was about $36 and the normal stuff…

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zaff
Sep 08, 2008 8:13 am
gpierce
gpierce
8 September 2008

How to remove super strong adhesive from doors & walls?

How to remove super strong adhesive from doors & walls?

In my experience, the best thing for removing sticky residue is Orange Oil. It won't eat anything except the glue. It is a problem on wall surfaces. You have to soak it in…

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gpierce
Sep 08, 2008 1:56 pm


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