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Paula
Paula
16 May 2008

Good luck Paula

Good luck Paula

Paula I think I read you may be offline for a few days....good luck with the move and hope it all goes smoothly for you. Enjoy the…

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Paula
May 16, 2008 10:23 pm
Paula
to_do_list
to_do_list
16 May 2008

Help me make sense of this please

Help me make sense of this please
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OK I'm confused I had a look at the…

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to_do_list
May 16, 2008 11:00 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
to_do_list
17 May 2008

Missing Mike

Missing Mike

Good to have you back Mike! ::cheerleader:: Still excited, are you still loving your new house after working your tail off? YES! Of course you are! :wink: :D

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to_do_list
May 17, 2008 10:36 am
to_do_list
grime
grime
17 May 2008

Appearing on the trusses of new roofs...Blue strips of tin

Appearing on the trusses of new roofs...Blue strips of tin

Can anyone help me out here.New to my location in the last month the timber frames go up then the roof trusses and before the tiles the whole roof frame seems to be…

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grime
May 17, 2008 2:46 pm
grime
McReidy
McReidy
19 May 2008

Hot Water System Leaking - HELP!!!

Hot Water System Leaking - HELP!!!

Just as an update - we ended up going for a Rinnai Infinity 20 and had it installed last week.. So far it has been brialliant. And the best thing is that it is about…

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McReidy
May 19, 2008 10:59 am
McReidy
commodorenut
commodorenut
19 May 2008

Hey! COMMODORENUT!

Hey! COMMODORENUT!

Yes, I know Mark - not personally as a mate, but as a fellow Brock owner & forum member on www.brockcommodores.com, which I am a part owner of. I am very good mates with…

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commodorenut
May 19, 2008 3:12 pm
commodorenut
The Dynamic Duo
The Dynamic Duo
19 May 2008

Post Office

Post Office

Yes we found out the number pretty early on so I guess it's just a matter of getting mail redirection for a few months. I've got a pretty…

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The Dynamic Duo
May 19, 2008 7:01 pm
The Dynamic Duo
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 May 2008

Home built on a Sydney Water stormwater drain

Home built on a Sydney Water stormwater drain

Contact the water and sewerage companies/authorities. They normally have thier own pans on what what and where. Re repairing it - they should be able to do it from…

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Yak_Chat
May 19, 2008 9:37 pm
Yak_Chat
claego
claego
20 May 2008

We are now RENTERS!

We are now RENTERS!

as you can see the house prices have dropped a bit in the last few months, you are so lucky to sell the house before it starts dropping, also you can rent until the…

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claego
May 20, 2008 11:10 am
chuth77
chuth77
20 May 2008

Ceiling Replacement

Ceiling Replacement

I had the same dilemna, but chose to leave the existing ceiling, mainly because the existing ceiling was asbestos. I installed new ceiling battens straight to the…

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chuth77
May 20, 2008 6:12 pm
chuth77
chuth77
20 May 2008

Building with Own It Home in QLD

Building with Own It Home in QLD

From memory, I've been through a few display homes and they weren't too bad... Cheap, and reasonable quality. In the end it comes down to how scrupulous you want to be.…

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chuth77
May 20, 2008 6:37 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
20 May 2008

Rubbish Bins on-site

Rubbish Bins on-site

LOL well we'll see what happens now cause our bin was collected…

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PhoenixStar
May 20, 2008 10:33 pm
PhoenixStar
Michelle
Michelle
21 May 2008

Cornice Repair

Cornice Repair

With insurance……you can replace the whole cornice in the room. Unfortunate thing is, it then will be different to the rest of your home. I’d also have a good look…

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Michelle
May 21, 2008 7:25 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
21 May 2008

Ideas to replace a sliding door

Ideas to replace a sliding door

:lol: I locked my cat up at night….and through the day while I was at work! Better to know where she was, especially where I live!

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Michelle
May 21, 2008 8:38 pm
Michelle
Tiredorentin
Tiredorentin
21 May 2008

Independent Building Inspections...

Independent Building Inspections...

Cheers Matt, I agree that the slab & frame can be inspected together, so that's 1. I wasn't sure whether to go for the pre-plaster inspection followed by the…

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Tiredorentin
May 21, 2008 9:47 pm
Draconis
Draconis
21 May 2008

Problems with tradies…..

Problems with tradies…..

My mother got a painter in to do the outside of her house and when She got home te painter had used different colours then what she asked for the trims and the soffits and…

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Draconis
May 21, 2008 9:54 pm
Draconis
grace_slick
grace_slick
22 May 2008

Neigbours-to-be - how would you guys deal with this???!!!

Neigbours-to-be - how would you guys deal with this???!!!
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I hate neighbours. Sorry to be so negative and rude, but they scare me. I live in an apartment right now (renting) and am moving in 3 months to my first home, which is…

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grace_slick
May 22, 2008 7:57 pm
grace_slick
Michelle
Michelle
22 May 2008

Beechwood gone??

Beechwood gone??
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I know the father owns 5 or 10 acres in the middle of Kellyville right next door to where Home World 3 is about to be built. The land alone would…

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Michelle
May 22, 2008 8:07 pm
Michelle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
22 May 2008

Most Recommended Paint Brand?

Most Recommended Paint Brand?

I as told many years ago that red is the weakest of pigments and is the first to fade. Hmm. "Murray Red" door - could that be part of the problem.

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Yak_Chat
May 22, 2008 10:13 pm
Yak_Chat
snistr
snistr
23 May 2008

Telling your builder about an independant inspection

Telling your builder about an independant inspection

Hi, I have my contract appointment yesterday and i advised my administrator that i will be getting an inspector. She advised me to notify the SS once i have his…

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snistr
May 23, 2008 9:48 am
Dolly22
Dolly22
23 May 2008

Home Building and Contents Insurance

Home Building and Contents Insurance

Hi, we're FHO too and just insured with GIO. We initially had a quote from them for almost a $1000, double other quotes we'd had but there was an issue with them finding…

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Dolly22
May 23, 2008 11:57 pm
HomeReview
HomeReview
24 May 2008

carlisle homes vs porter davis

carlisle homes vs porter davis

I think the court case is out of line. Barrett Property Group have a lot to answer for, shitting in their own backyard. The project builder industry isn't as large as they…

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HomeReview
May 24, 2008 7:04 pm
Michelle
Michelle
24 May 2008

Is Double Brick Good for Noise Insulation?

Is Double Brick Good for Noise Insulation?

Forgot to mention…..there’s a Gym down the road……I’m often woken up by their 6.30am Pump class………should just get up and go there, probably better than…

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Michelle
May 24, 2008 7:33 pm
Michelle
to_do_list
to_do_list
24 May 2008

builders and subbies

builders and subbies

How about some "Police Line Do Not Cross" tape.....? You could add to the effect with a chalk outline on the driveway..... :evil:

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to_do_list
May 24, 2008 7:54 pm
to_do_list
grace_slick
grace_slick
24 May 2008

Where do you get Wattyl paint!?

Where do you get Wattyl paint!?

Yeah, well, I think the Mitre 10 we were in was only a small one... We didn't actually buy anything yet, but just got a heap of books and colour chips/cards. But…

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grace_slick
May 24, 2008 8:51 pm
grace_slick
to_do_list
to_do_list
25 May 2008

Where to get a really nice indoor room divider screen?

Where to get a really nice indoor room divider screen?

OK Mike now You are worrying me. and that takes a lot , obviously. :roll: hmm is there any stock in the Ikea stores you don't know about? :P

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to_do_list
May 25, 2008 6:34 pm
to_do_list
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
25 May 2008

Keeping it clean

Keeping it clean

Ssssh.... it keeps them out of our…

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Kevin Brown
May 25, 2008 7:32 pm
Kevin Brown
grace_slick
grace_slick
26 May 2008

Good Builders/Painters/Handymen on the Gold Coast?

Good Builders/Painters/Handymen on the Gold Coast?

Does anyone have any recommendations for very good quality, good workmanship builders, painters and/or handymen on the Gold Coast? I know that the one used by our real…

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grace_slick
May 26, 2008 4:14 pm
grace_slick
Eager
Eager
26 May 2008

How much to install new lights / fit new power points?

How much to install new lights / fit new power points?

Concrete floor? No way. I was referring to, say, a house with a wooden floor. Anyhoo, get him around and see what he says! :D

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Eager
May 26, 2008 8:57 pm
Eager
Raz
Raz
26 May 2008

VOIP Vs Land Line Connections

VOIP Vs Land Line Connections
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Hi kexkez, Colleen, Mel and Em, Thanks so much for all the info. I keep saying this website is one of th ebst things that has happened to me. Couldnt have…

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Raz
May 26, 2008 10:24 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
26 May 2008

Costs of adding a second floor

Costs of adding a second floor

Depending on size....just keep in mind it…

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to_do_list
May 26, 2008 11:00 pm
to_do_list
grace_slick
grace_slick
30 May 2008

How long does it take to do these things…painting/carpet?

How long does it take to do these things…painting/carpet?

Hmm, see I could be lucky though (COULD be, who knows), because I work for an insurance loss assessing office, and I’m going through our office to get my quotes.…

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grace_slick
May 30, 2008 10:14 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
31 May 2008

Where to buy a tall bookcase in CHOCOLATE?

Where to buy a tall bookcase in CHOCOLATE?

ALDI, eh? Lol. That's funny but I'm not entirely surprised if they do have bookshelves in there. We don't live anywhere near one though...I think we're leaning towards…

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grace_slick
May 31, 2008 4:46 pm
grace_slick
Colleen
Colleen
31 May 2008

Colleen

Colleen

Hi Paula Yes, all moved in. There's still a few boxes to unpack but I'm holding off on them for now. I had a lot of help from family when I moved in, my mum and my…

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Colleen
May 31, 2008 6:48 pm
Colleen
grace_slick
grace_slick
31 May 2008

Has anyone ever regretted their choices for paint/carpet?

Has anyone ever regretted their choices for paint/carpet?
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Oh, I see, yes. I'm not sure what to look out for...I'm not entirely trusting of carpet salesmen, so... As far as I know, this is what I'm aware of in terms of wise…

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grace_slick
May 31, 2008 7:08 pm
grace_slick
to_do_list
to_do_list
1 June 2008

How often does this happen?

How often does this happen?

Duminda is spot on.....because of the number of homes volume builders build they can take the risk on a fixed price contract....they can adjust their margins on the next…

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to_do_list
Jun 01, 2008 12:58 pm
to_do_list
Honeyfly
Honeyfly
1 June 2008

Beginning of the end - Renovating - HELP please!!!!!

Beginning of the end - Renovating - HELP please!!!!!

Great, thanks Michelle! Wish I could do some paint sampling, but this rain is very peristant! Thanks again very much for your time. :D

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Honeyfly
Jun 01, 2008 4:20 pm
Honeyfly
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
1 June 2008

Is an architect best and how to choose one

Is an architect best and how to choose one
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grace_slick wrote: In my personal and probably stupid opinion, I would only consult an architect right at the end of my planning process. I would design…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 01, 2008 5:28 pm
Yak_Chat
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
3 June 2008

Colour of Selkirk Ironstone Brick

Colour of Selkirk Ironstone Brick

No problems at all belgrave. Try giving Selkirk a call, you never know, they might have an address closer to you so that you can do a drive by??? Good Luck! :)

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PhoenixStar
Jun 03, 2008 12:14 am
PhoenixStar
to_do_list
to_do_list
3 June 2008

Would you be Happy with this Fence??

Would you be Happy with this Fence??

But seriously, isn't there some legal requirement that you need a certain amount of access around the water meter? Hey i might be pulling at…

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to_do_list
Jun 03, 2008 8:37 am
to_do_list
Rachelle
Rachelle
3 June 2008

open staircase

open staircase

We planned for our stairs to be open all the way around pretty much, even on the top floor, but I'm worried about heat loss, is that a big concern? So we kind of have…

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Rachelle
Jun 03, 2008 10:41 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
3 June 2008

Channel Nine On Display

Channel Nine On Display

We actually first saw the house we built on that show....went to have a look....and ended up building it!

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vanderlay
Jun 03, 2008 2:34 pm
vanderlay
Michelle
Michelle
3 June 2008

ANYONE KNOW?

ANYONE KNOW?

cjklbed, It's probably appropriate that you started your threads in the bathroom forum cos last night everything ended in toilet…

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Michelle
Jun 03, 2008 8:40 pm
Michelle
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to_do_list
Jun 03, 2008 11:59 pm
to_do_list
zaff
zaff
4 June 2008

Buying house with un-permitted renovation?

Buying house with un-permitted renovation?

Wait 4 more years until you sell it. If the council doesn't pick it up in seven years, it can stay. There’s a point Al, but how do…

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zaff
Jun 04, 2008 11:43 am
Michelle
Michelle
4 June 2008

Lets stay on topic - Please

Lets stay on topic - Please
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I’ve had a little peep in the woodwork forum……lots of men in there! And I have noticed some snipping at each other. I wouldn’t be game joining…..as I think…

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Michelle
Jun 04, 2008 6:21 pm
Michelle
kexkez
kexkez
4 June 2008

Roof Tiles or Colorbond?

Roof Tiles or Colorbond?
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Joey I'm with you. The rain on a tin roof would bring back memories of my early childhood living on a farm. We are planning on a colorbond patio extension to the …

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kexkez
Jun 04, 2008 7:17 pm
kexkez


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