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grace_slick
grace_slick
4 October 2008

Upright elderly lady trolleys?

Upright elderly lady trolleys?

Bunnings doesn't have 'em. We were there today. lol Big W may, but we can't actually get to one without considerable and somewhat annoying travel. The nearest Big W to…

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grace_slick
Oct 04, 2008 7:29 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
4 October 2008

Disturbing smell, but where’s is coming from!?

Disturbing smell, but where’s is coming from!?
1, 2, 3

That's really interesting...maybe it does have something to do with the wind thing, BUT I do doubt it simply because the front glass buzzer/intercom security door…

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grace_slick
Oct 04, 2008 7:56 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
4 October 2008

Ants…where are they coming from!?

Ants…where are they coming from!?

That is an excellent idea - leaving food and seeing if and from where they come. *planning*

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grace_slick
Oct 04, 2008 8:06 pm
grace_slick
davinci
davinci
4 October 2008

How much for a small concrete slab?

How much for a small concrete slab?

also rf fabric refers to no ribbed wire (old style of fabric / mesh) rl and sl which is used 99% of the time is ribbed some suppliers still refer to sheets as 'f'…

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davinci
Oct 04, 2008 10:17 pm
davinci
ahuang
ahuang
5 October 2008

URGENT - Timber Floors Question

URGENT - Timber Floors Question

About the marks on timber floor, I think it depends on the material. We bought those furniture leg protection rubber stuffs from Bunning's and put it under all…

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ahuang
Oct 05, 2008 1:54 pm
ahuang
wonderland
wonderland
5 October 2008

Building designer in Melbourne??

Building designer in Melbourne??
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wow Jo, I hope things work out for you. Let us all know asap when you do decide to either stay or go with regards to M. We are also in a similar position. M has given…

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wonderland
Oct 05, 2008 8:14 pm
wonderland
mikeval
mikeval
5 October 2008

Sexy security doors

Sexy security doors

I have seen crimsafe security door at the expo. The crimsafe security door is solid and great especially you have a nice entry door. The price different between the…

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mikeval
Oct 05, 2008 9:09 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
5 October 2008

Cost to fit a water tank and pump to a house.

Cost to fit a water tank and pump to a house.

There are a heap of variables, so I can only make some suggestions, and guesses to ive you some ideas. This wont include labour, and minor things like pipe sealants and…

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Adrian B
Oct 05, 2008 10:00 pm
Adrian B
DeeElle
DeeElle
6 October 2008

Travertine

Travertine

We looked into travertine and its very attractive but you need to make sure you know where your supplier is sourcing it from i.e. Turkey or Italy etc. I've seen the…

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DeeElle
Oct 06, 2008 1:09 pm
DeeElle
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 October 2008

Incredibly LOUD creaking doors!

Incredibly LOUD creaking doors!

That stuff is fantastic! It is also used in industrial applications to help prevent rust. It is great on my…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 06, 2008 7:16 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
vicky_qj
vicky_qj
6 October 2008

Can anyone tell me what this is?

Can anyone tell me what this is?

Vicky - should not be a problem - and the pipes are owned by someone else - any problem is fixed by them - not you. Just don't build on…

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vicky_qj
Oct 06, 2008 8:44 pm
vicky_qj
mattwalker
mattwalker
6 October 2008

Doing our own site cut.... viable??

Doing our own site cut.... viable??

Schhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Dont say things like…

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mattwalker
Oct 06, 2008 9:47 pm
mattwalker
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
6 October 2008

We are crazy!!!!

We are crazy!!!!

+1 I have yet to find a townhouse design or modern middle-density estate that's as good as the old row of terrace houses. Terraces are space efficient, quiet,…

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Cabinfever
Oct 06, 2008 10:26 pm
Cabinfever
windowexpert
windowexpert
7 October 2008

A rather nice house in Brisbane

A rather nice house in Brisbane

Hi, while you are there use the chance to have a good look around how they build there. They do build much better there and you can learn a lot for you own project :idea:

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windowexpert
Oct 07, 2008 8:10 am
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
7 October 2008

What is delaminating?

What is delaminating?

is this the continous coloured concrete garden edging products?

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Kevin Brown
Oct 07, 2008 4:29 pm
Kevin Brown
Willow
Willow
7 October 2008

2nd Storey Addition

2nd Storey Addition

I'll pm you my street...Don't want the whole world knowing where I live. lol Geez I'm so jealous of you 70's house !! We can't build on top of ours :-( Ours is a nana…

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Willow
Oct 07, 2008 4:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 October 2008

Ikea single shelves for Billy bookcase

Ikea single shelves for Billy bookcase

The one here in Perth (Innaloo (yes that is a suburb :)) is the biggest Ikea in the southern hemisphere. You should have seen all the flat packs it took to put the store…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 07, 2008 11:24 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
8 October 2008

How long does a tender take?

How long does a tender take?

Thanks everyone. Should hopefully get it tomorrow when my Sales Rep is back in! Fingers crossed it comes in under/on budget!!! :wink: :wink:

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buildingadreamhome
Oct 08, 2008 12:07 pm
buildingadreamhome
Timbacare
Timbacare
8 October 2008

Cheapest place to get a water tank in Melbourne?

Cheapest place to get a water tank in Melbourne?

OPS Tanks Ph. (03) 5940 2191 - Fax. (03) 5941 5643 http://www.opstanks.com.au/ There in Pakenham but will deliver anywhere in Victoria for…

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Timbacare
Oct 08, 2008 2:24 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
8 October 2008

Ultra soft walls!

Ultra soft walls!

Yep. Sounds like cardboard. lol

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grace_slick
Oct 08, 2008 3:14 pm
grace_slick
mikeval
mikeval
8 October 2008

House Number Displays

House Number Displays

8) I saw solar house numbers in Bunnings. The cost is less than $40.

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mikeval
Oct 08, 2008 11:08 pm
I_BUILD
I_BUILD
9 October 2008

External wall dilema...

External wall dilema...

I dont think its possible to over insulate as long as you do have some air coming in from somewhere all will be fine.

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I_BUILD
Oct 09, 2008 2:21 am
I_BUILD
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
9 October 2008

Competitions Deals and Promotions

Competitions Deals and Promotions

The best "deal" I heard of that people actually fell for was "50 cents each or 3 for…

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Kevin Brown
Oct 09, 2008 12:40 pm
Kevin Brown
Paula
Paula
9 October 2008

What do you do....

What do you do....
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks Su :D

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Paula
Oct 09, 2008 3:58 pm
Paula
davinci
davinci
9 October 2008

Cutting Bluestone...

Cutting Bluestone...

it would be cheaper to buy veneers at the size you want. average per cut rate for basalt is $1.50 a cut have you seen limestone render? starts at $130 sq mtr

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davinci
Oct 09, 2008 5:11 pm
davinci
Stella
Stella
9 October 2008

Timber species??? help!

Timber species??? help!

Most likely will be painting them, so I think I'm safe. Thank you all so much.

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Stella
Oct 09, 2008 6:22 pm
lenny
lenny
9 October 2008

Home Building Contract (Office of Fair Trading)

Home Building Contract (Office of Fair Trading)

Thanks, i am looking to renovate my family house in 'The Shire'...the builder name is Robertson Contructions ... (i will confirm the spelling of that). The builder actual…

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lenny
Oct 09, 2008 7:43 pm
Dyson
Dyson
9 October 2008

Brick Infill above windows and doors??

Brick Infill above windows and doors??
1, 2

Yes, I should have mentioned that we are having indeed having infills for above sliding doors.

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Dyson
Oct 09, 2008 8:15 pm
Dyson
Southies
Southies
10 October 2008

Hazard barriers

Hazard barriers

It is called Bunting. Bunnings still sell it. If they don't have it, it can be a special order for you. However it sounds like you have found…

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Southies
Oct 10, 2008 6:47 am
Southies
Michelle
Michelle
10 October 2008

Process for paying for design / renovation work

Process for paying for design / renovation work

This is a tough one, as I don’t charge like others do when I do project management. It should be by percentage of the job, say 10% of what the overall coats of the…

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Michelle
Oct 10, 2008 2:31 pm
Michelle
suh
suh
10 October 2008

Internal Paint Colour Question

Internal Paint Colour Question

I think 2 coats of 1/2 strength would do it too. I painted over a dark blue with 3 coats of white, 2 wasn't bad but I THOUGHT I could still see the blue, but yours is…

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suh
Oct 10, 2008 4:29 pm
suh
AndreaLiu
AndreaLiu
10 October 2008

How do you think about the modern China

How do you think about the modern China

I come from China. But I think every country has…

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AndreaLiu
Oct 10, 2008 5:58 pm
AndreaLiu
IlyaPushk
IlyaPushk
11 October 2008

Building a sauna

Building a sauna

thanks yak id take the rockwool in mind and i actully had the same concern about the gyprock , so beter do some more research on it.

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IlyaPushk
Oct 11, 2008 5:47 pm
Eager
Eager
11 October 2008

Major Problems Hanging Pictures on our Walls!

Major Problems Hanging Pictures on our Walls!

However, certain walls just DO NOT WORK. The nail will go in about 2/3 but then stop and it sounds very loud and almost like an echo when I…

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Eager
Oct 11, 2008 9:33 pm
Eager
Judie
Judie
11 October 2008

Why isnt the price of petrol coming down??

Why isnt the price of petrol coming down??

Profiteering, plain and simple. Just like the banks. Once something is deregulated, they can do what they like. So they are. Judie

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Judie
Oct 11, 2008 10:25 pm
Judie

We put in a slim shed from Stratco, only 78cm deep. for our pool pump equipment. Very good so far, we got the clear roof and that is well worth it. Stratco deliver and…

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sdabel
Oct 12, 2008 12:02 am
sdabel
Southies
Southies
12 October 2008

Bank savings for house building.....

Bank savings for house building.....

Yes d@n, we would have been in the same position. A great relief ! :D

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Southies
Oct 12, 2008 7:37 pm
Southies
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


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