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PTCQLD
PTCQLD
15 December 2008

Anyone have trouble getting builders because of access issue

Anyone have trouble getting builders because of access issue

I have discussed this with many of my trades and we agree that the media is sensationalising most of this for their own benefit. I have actually had an increase in…

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PTCQLD
Dec 15, 2008 8:47 pm
eho
eho
16 December 2008

WHOS RESPONSIBILTY???

WHOS RESPONSIBILTY???

The builder should know, at plan stage, they are building close to the boundary and will have very little access there. They can't possibly expect access from your…

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eho
Dec 16, 2008 3:32 pm
eho
Leila
Leila
16 December 2008

What things do you believe constitute a good renovation?

What things do you believe constitute a good renovation?

I spoke to an architect today re designing our extension and when he asked me where I lived, I told him. He said "you don't live near that place being renovated do…

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Leila
Dec 16, 2008 5:52 pm
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vid
Dec 16, 2008 6:07 pm
vid
pumpkinbum
pumpkinbum
16 December 2008

how hard to build or extend lockable garage?

how hard to build or extend lockable garage?

assumign you have council approval and sufficient land space.. how would this work? knockdown and build job? is this possible - most garages are connected to the house itself..

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pumpkinbum
Dec 16, 2008 6:43 pm
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
16 December 2008

In hindsight, what things would you do differently ??

In hindsight, what things would you do differently ??

second guess everything..... There are a few things I regret like some electrical fittings, I went the cheaper options a few times and I am regretting not spend a few…

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ausfatcat
Dec 16, 2008 8:02 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 December 2008

Repairs to a wounded wall

Repairs to a wounded wall

You could use obscure film - it will look pretty good. We use it a lot for our windows. Ed

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ECOECO
Dec 16, 2008 11:28 pm
ECOECO
fringe dwellers
fringe dwellers
17 December 2008

To any Urbanedge People building!!!

To any Urbanedge People building!!!

When we met the SS last week he thought handover should be late feb early march which is what we had been anticipating. We have two sets of plans. One from back in May…

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fringe dwellers
Dec 17, 2008 10:47 am
bmacs
bmacs
17 December 2008

Anyone In M/Waters should know !!!

Anyone In M/Waters should know !!!
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Hi Arkraider, Nice house you've built. How did you manage to get around the Design Asseement Panel guidelines for the garage door and driveway? Our permit was denied…

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bmacs
Dec 17, 2008 11:47 am
Michelle
Michelle
17 December 2008

Some Exciting News....

Some Exciting News....
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I’ll be checking out your Facebook page soon…………….. You funny little squiggle. :lol: :lol:

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Michelle
Dec 17, 2008 7:57 pm
Michelle
sha
sha
18 December 2008

Block of Land Mowing - Help!

Block of Land Mowing - Help!

somehow I think the mowing fairy would go on strike if I were to ask her to do my lawn lol We use 2 rideons and a push mower and takes us a few days lol *really need…

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sha
Dec 17, 2008 11:31 pm
thlo
thlo
18 December 2008

About derrimut area,melbourne

About derrimut area,melbourne

If its 5 mins walking from Deer Park station then it is more likely to be in Deer Park rather than in Derrimut (the boundary is supposedly…

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thlo
Dec 18, 2008 12:40 am
thlo
steveo247
steveo247
18 December 2008

ideas for internal staircase

ideas for internal staircase

yeah thats the stuff ! and it depends on the type of step, if it has a bullnose etc.. but its hard to explain so after work tonight ill draw a picture for you !

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steveo247
Dec 18, 2008 3:05 pm
steveo247
kexkez
kexkez
18 December 2008

Work/bill/computer stations?

Work/bill/computer stations?

Sounds like a great idea Joles. And congrats on being a responsible parent wanting to supervise computer access. ( sorry a personal rant thing of mine -everyone…

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kexkez
Dec 18, 2008 10:26 pm
kexkez
borg
borg
19 December 2008

Difficulty getting insurance on demolition block

Difficulty getting insurance on demolition block

You got to be careful about insurance. Its not like car insurance when it comes to public liabilty in most cases. Yeah if someone get hurt and they sue you the…

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borg
Dec 19, 2008 6:34 pm
borg

reaver, not eligable unfortunately :( here are some pics i took the other…

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ken007
Dec 19, 2008 10:48 pm
ken007
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
20 December 2008

roof coating

roof coating

We also have our roof repainted around 5 1/2 yrs ago, it was around $3k to get it done. We had a clean and fungicide done, at least 70 tiles were replaced, re-bedding of…

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monkeyupatree
Dec 20, 2008 12:30 am
monkeyupatree
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
20 December 2008

Flat Roof & Air Con Unit

Flat Roof & Air Con Unit

Really?? Well I guess I might mention that to them then...

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buildingadreamhome
Dec 20, 2008 6:14 pm
buildingadreamhome
joles
joles
21 December 2008

Toilet in the garage, does it need tiling?

Toilet in the garage, does it need tiling?
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On a trivial point, it's good to see an outdoor meals area called an outdoor meals area and not that wanky "alfresco". When did that start…

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joles
Dec 21, 2008 8:00 am
joles
starlet
starlet
21 December 2008

Solar panel means test to be scrapped

Solar panel means test to be scrapped
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Has anyone heard about a 'supplementary' rebate by the WA government? I have a vague recollection of this being mentioned during the WA state election. It seem to remember…

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starlet
Dec 21, 2008 12:53 pm
thlo
thlo
21 December 2008

Proof of FHOG - 6 month residency

Proof of FHOG - 6 month residency

I am surprised by the amount of misinformation, to say the least. To qualify for the First home Owners Grant, you don't have to an Australian citizen. Only one of the…

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thlo
Dec 21, 2008 5:07 pm
thlo
Brad & Ree
Brad & Ree
21 December 2008

Removing butterfly clips

Removing butterfly clips

Are you suprised by…

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Brad & Ree
Dec 21, 2008 9:04 pm
Wingies
Wingies
22 December 2008

Blue masking tape for painting

Blue masking tape for painting

I used the low tac blue tape on my ceiling probably a few days after it had been painted. It didn't peet the paint at all. I have not had any problem with the tape peeling…

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Wingies
Dec 22, 2008 8:55 am
Wingies
thlo
thlo
22 December 2008

FHOG Help Needed

FHOG Help Needed

I presume you are taking out a mortgage - I suggest you ask your loan provider, they usually submit these for you. My son bought an established…

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thlo
Dec 22, 2008 12:57 pm
thlo
PTCQLD
PTCQLD
22 December 2008

Terracotta Tiles and N3 Wind Rating

Terracotta Tiles and N3 Wind Rating

Well terracotta tiles have been around for…

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PTCQLD
Dec 22, 2008 3:40 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
22 December 2008

*** Christmas Giveaway - Selby Acoustics ***

*** Christmas Giveaway - Selby Acoustics ***
1, 2, 3, 4

All over!! We have 1 correct guess 1 just up the road guess and 1 closest to the pin guess... I will let you know in a little while who won :)

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mattwalker
Dec 22, 2008 4:02 pm
mattwalker
maurita
maurita
23 December 2008

How long will it take to have a look at this house????????

How long will it take to have a look at this house????????
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Well i finally got around to ringing the RIEQ yesterday and they said that there is nothing they can do. They said that i would have to go to the Office of Fair Trading…

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maurita
Dec 23, 2008 6:50 am
maurita
mattwalker
mattwalker
23 December 2008

And the winners are...

And the winners are...

All items have been posted today! Fingers crossed they arrive tomorrow for you ... :wink: Thanks for entering guys! Have a merry (er) christmas :D

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mattwalker
Dec 23, 2008 9:49 am
mattwalker
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
24 December 2008

more questions with cutting in tool

more questions with cutting in tool

buy a good brush - like a 20 or 30 dollar brush - give the cutting in tool away and you'll be surprised how easy it is to do it with a good quality brush.

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Yak_Chat
Dec 24, 2008 1:26 am
Yak_Chat
do-it-dog
do-it-dog
24 December 2008

Advise on building a cost effective bush cabin?

Advise on building a cost effective bush cabin?

Thanks Steve. Really like that house and everything they've done to make it efficient. I hope to use most of their ideas. Nice design too. We're lucky in that our site…

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do-it-dog
Dec 24, 2008 4:04 am
ozkarnak
ozkarnak
24 December 2008

Corrugated Iron Fence - How long before it can be painted

Corrugated Iron Fence - How long before it can be painted

We got told to wait 6 months or 2 seasons before we painted our Water Tank. It was something to do with the oxidisation (sp?) process with the metal.

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ozkarnak
Dec 24, 2008 8:26 am
ozkarnak
Renov8
Renov8
24 December 2008

Pre-purchase inspection advice

Pre-purchase inspection advice

Hi Newie, I bought in Melb 6 months ago and used a company called Buywise, very thorough report and they used a sniffer dog to check for evidence of termites too! Cam.

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Renov8
Dec 24, 2008 11:54 am
rlowndes
rlowndes
24 December 2008

minimum internal wall spacing distance, without support?

minimum internal wall spacing distance, without support?

Thanks for your advice, I've decided to change the kitchen plans to suit the pantry insitu.

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rlowndes
Dec 24, 2008 2:17 pm
Ventura Victory???
Ventura Victory???
24 December 2008

WC on other side of bedroom wall - soundproofing ideas ?

WC on other side of bedroom wall - soundproofing ideas ?

sorry for the delay replying :oops: Kiribilly - Its comforting to know its mainly the flush thats audable, its actually the 5th WC which should only have reasonable hours…

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Ventura Victory???
Dec 24, 2008 6:36 pm
ZZZ
ZZZ
26 December 2008

Additions you made on top of builders std offerings

Additions you made on top of builders std offerings
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Check the ways the doors open/close, ask what kind of windows you are getting in which room, are they awning, sliding windows and position them right to get cross…

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ZZZ
Dec 26, 2008 2:49 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
27 December 2008

Using framing timber with spliced joints

Using framing timber with spliced joints

Glu-laminated/ finger jointed timber will never have a MGP rating, rather the structual grade will be a 'GL' rating eg GL8, GL10 etc or for smaller structual LOSP primed…

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Dukekamaya
Dec 27, 2008 1:39 pm
Dukekamaya
paulf
paulf
27 December 2008

Driving over stormwater pipes in ground? - Need advice pls

Driving over stormwater pipes in ground? - Need advice pls

in vic 450mm cover for vehical traffic 75mm cover for concrete pavers will provide some more protection but sounds like what you have done should be ok

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paulf
Dec 27, 2008 4:46 pm
becdoll
becdoll
28 December 2008

Architect recommendations please

Architect recommendations please

Hello, I am looking for some architect recommendations. I am ideally after someone who has some experience doing art deco renovations. I am located in Sydney. TIA.

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becdoll
Dec 28, 2008 12:38 pm
kristofw
kristofw
29 December 2008

Parge (Pargetting) ???

Parge (Pargetting) ???

I've had a builder check on the formworks, etc, before the slab was poured. He advised me to parge (do pargetting :?: ) the exposed slab's edge, with something called…

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kristofw
Dec 29, 2008 1:35 pm
kristofw
carina
carina
29 December 2008

Rendering painted brick - options?

Rendering painted brick - options?

Hi, we are considering rendering a two-storey white painted brick house and worried about a) whether the paint will stop the render 'sticking' and b) brick lines showing…

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carina
Dec 29, 2008 2:16 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
29 December 2008

Wheres **Phoenix**?

Wheres **Phoenix**?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA She is taking a break for a little while to concentrate on her own thing... She still pops in from time to time ... just a little less often. :)

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mattwalker
Dec 29, 2008 2:28 pm
mattwalker
kyton
kyton
29 December 2008

Built in Cupboards in study - DIY or buy

Built in Cupboards in study - DIY or buy

We were going with the Ikea Billy combinations however managed to pick up a rosewood unit at auction that is pretty much the exact length of our study wall. So needless to…

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kyton
Dec 29, 2008 5:04 pm
kyton
Grace16
Grace16
30 December 2008

Chrome clipsal covers

Chrome clipsal covers

Or perhaps you could try Middy's ( Sth.Morang or Thomastown)???? They may be able to help you. Good Luck! :D

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Grace16
Dec 30, 2008 10:16 am
Mozzie
Mozzie
30 December 2008

Rate your Home Builder

Rate your Home Builder

I like the suckers that write a review before they have even started building - just you wait.... I think my builder has been writing it's own reviews because I find it…

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Mozzie
Dec 30, 2008 12:17 pm
Mozzie
chaser
chaser
30 December 2008

House restumping

House restumping

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gday guys, Anyone know of a restumper for my house ? thinking of raising to have a…

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chaser
Dec 30, 2008 5:50 pm
chuth77
chuth77
31 December 2008

Labour Costs?

Labour Costs?

It very much depends on whether it is skilled or unskilled labour... $30 an hour for unskilled labour is about right...

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chuth77
Dec 31, 2008 7:40 am
Strumer
Strumer
31 December 2008

Things to think about

Things to think about

Skylights are great - the only problem I have ever heard about them is sometimes it can get too hot underneath one. This can be addressed in a number of ways, including…

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Strumer
Dec 31, 2008 11:46 am
Strumer
MBBN
MBBN
31 December 2008

Building complaints which authority do i need to go to?

Building complaints which authority do i need to go to?

Have you spoken to anyone else from the building company? You'll find that as soon as sales consultants have their money they will do little else! Ring the main office…

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MBBN
Dec 31, 2008 6:09 pm
mikkyG
mikkyG
1 January 2009

Water Bill

Water Bill

We've also recieved a water bill and when we were out at the house the other week the neighbours brickies had their stereo plugged into our power, but seriously the time…

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mikkyG
Jan 01, 2009 11:05 am
Helyn
Helyn
1 January 2009

Aluminium lace around front verandah

Aluminium lace around front verandah

Kek, I'm not sure what you mean by a narrow profile? The girl at the hardware shop was about 18, probably a part time job in the school holidays. :roll:

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Helyn
Jan 01, 2009 4:41 pm
Helyn

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