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Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 May 2008

Mud Room - What The?

Mud Room - What The?
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Paula wrote: Kevin Brown wrote: I'll look your hubby up on the grey pages, and send him a text message What are Grey Pages?? …

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Yak_Chat
May 08, 2008 7:53 pm
Yak_Chat
ausdesign
ausdesign
8 May 2008

Steel beams

Steel beams

The best way to go about it is to draw up roughly want you want to do with measurements and have a chat with a structural engineer. You won't be able - if i'm reading…

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ausdesign
May 08, 2008 9:26 pm
ausdesign

I think the concept of green is great, just that the green you've used has too much yellow in it. What about…

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Judie
May 08, 2008 11:08 pm
Judie
sarahlou
sarahlou
9 May 2008

Re-wiring & re-plumbing

Re-wiring & re-plumbing

Hi stewy, Well we have had a building inspection done on the property that we will probably put an offer on on Sunday and the inspector recommends that the electrics…

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sarahlou
May 09, 2008 1:00 pm
ksutcliffe
ksutcliffe
9 May 2008

Wooden panels on wall

Wooden panels on wall
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Kat, Not too sure if the panels come painted. Im sure someone from Boral could give you some more info. To_do_list, You read my mind! :D We…

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ksutcliffe
May 09, 2008 1:31 pm
ksutcliffe
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
9 May 2008

Query

Query

Hey - we love questions here - it just all seems a bit cryptic at the moment. :)

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stonecutter1309
May 09, 2008 4:35 pm
stonecutter1309
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
9 May 2008

Covering ventilation grilles

Covering ventilation grilles

So Pete, are just there to provide gas heating ventilation?

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Yak_Chat
May 09, 2008 7:59 pm
Yak_Chat
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Rachelle
May 09, 2008 8:02 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
9 May 2008

Centrifugal water pumps

Centrifugal water pumps

Their principle, Mr Weatherbee, wasn't happy. :lol:

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Yak_Chat
May 09, 2008 8:37 pm
Yak_Chat
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DeeElle
May 10, 2008 8:09 pm
DeeElle
devank
devank
10 May 2008

Lighting Showrooms in Sydney - Any recommendations??

Lighting Showrooms in Sydney - Any recommendations??

I saw one big lighting shop in on Old Winsor road (Seven Hills or Blacktown). You can't miss it when you drive through there. - devank

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devank
May 10, 2008 9:46 pm
devank
Ausnadian
Ausnadian
11 May 2008

Melbourne Home and Building Expo

Melbourne Home and Building Expo

the Mrs and I will be there on the friday, hope to learn a few things and open my eyes to others.. and if nothing else is gained from the experience and the trip to the…

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Ausnadian
May 11, 2008 10:46 pm
zaff
zaff
12 May 2008

Rendering the exterior of my new home

Rendering the exterior of my new home

IMO, if I was building the house I would leave it brick. It's so maintence free and IMO, looks better. Depending on the product, the render should hold together for…

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zaff
May 12, 2008 3:05 pm
Michelle
Michelle
12 May 2008

Septic Stink Pipe Cover Ideas

Septic Stink Pipe Cover Ideas

Waiting…waiting….waiting…where’s that photo woman? :wink:

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Michelle
May 12, 2008 6:59 pm
Michelle
Kryten
Kryten
12 May 2008

What would you do???

What would you do???

It's possible that the solicitor who handled your purchase has not advised the Body Corporate of the sale details. I'd contact the Body Corporate Manager and find out if…

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Kryten
May 12, 2008 8:29 pm
Kryten
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
12 May 2008

Wooden verandah brackets?

Wooden verandah brackets?
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2 days to moving in :shock: I trust the brackets are for the new place :D

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Yak_Chat
May 12, 2008 11:44 pm
Yak_Chat
haywgl
haywgl
13 May 2008

Fingers Crossed!!

Fingers Crossed!!

Thanks everyone :) I am trying really hard not to get too excited (but it is hard!!!) I should hear back from the real estate re: setbacks/section 32 etc, then we…

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haywgl
May 13, 2008 10:40 pm
haywgl
Duminda
Duminda
14 May 2008

Floor waste

Floor waste

I already know the regulations and information for my assignments. Then why are you asking the same question three times? :shock:

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Duminda
May 14, 2008 9:16 am
Duminda
klemaire
klemaire
14 May 2008

Advantage and Disadvantages of House & Land Package

Advantage and Disadvantages of House & Land Package

Hi everyone, Thank you very much for all your replies. Everyone's been really helpful in the forum. I guess there are always pros and cons with both. I found some…

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klemaire
May 14, 2008 10:38 am
klemaire
Helyn
Helyn
14 May 2008

House and Land Information

House and Land Information

2. Buying the land from the developer prior to construction will mean that you pay a deposit on the land (usually 10% of the purchase price). The balance…

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Helyn
May 14, 2008 12:53 pm
Helyn
Helyn
Helyn
14 May 2008

DIY disasters

DIY disasters

So anyway where was I, yeah its all new, and so we get stuck in and after about an hour we have ripped out half the kitchen and its time for a cuppa.…

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Helyn
May 14, 2008 1:43 pm
Helyn
bec
bec
14 May 2008

Project homes & decorations

Project homes & decorations

yes but sometimes they decorate and add things (pools/decking/waterfalls/landscaping etc) that definately add to the look and finish of the house which really sells it,…

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bec
May 14, 2008 9:39 pm
joeygbh
joeygbh
14 May 2008

Internet in new estates

Internet in new estates

thanks enigma_brennan The most accurate way to get an idea is to ask a neighbour what they have access…

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joeygbh
May 14, 2008 10:14 pm
joeygbh
Rajasthan Doors
Rajasthan Doors
15 May 2008

Staircases - Types and Descriptions

Staircases - Types and Descriptions

I had my builder remove an entire stair case and start again. Very simple reason - he didn't listen to my instructions. Always go for at least a 1M wide tread, and…

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Rajasthan Doors
May 15, 2008 12:45 pm
lenny
lenny
15 May 2008

Experience with Corrion Homes, Sutherland Shire

Experience with Corrion Homes, Sutherland Shire

thanks, i am not dealing with them, just doing some research is all.....

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lenny
May 15, 2008 3:31 pm
Craigburn2008
Craigburn2008
15 May 2008

Sleeping out for a land release has anyone done it?

Sleeping out for a land release has anyone done it?
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Hi all, We camped out for ten nights to get our block of land at Craigburn Farm in South Australia. We were the first ones there. The last stage camped for nine…

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Craigburn2008
May 15, 2008 4:17 pm
Myron
Myron
15 May 2008

Stormwater pipes?

Stormwater pipes?

Hi folks I'm new around here. The last few days I've been installing the down pipes on a prefabricated house, these pipes join together underneath the house and finish…

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Myron
May 15, 2008 5:01 pm
Raz
Raz
15 May 2008

Home renovation gone wrong (Sydney)

Home renovation gone wrong (Sydney)

Hi, I agree with Rajasthan doors. 1. Dont pay the remainder. Write a letter clearly stating the problem ( facts) and send it by registered post. Give the builder 7…

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Raz
May 15, 2008 8:37 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
16 May 2008

Grrr - no SBS

Grrr - no SBS

Neighbours seem to receive it fine - but there is one tree overshadowing our aerial that isn't near anyone else's place - could that be it?

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stonecutter1309
May 16, 2008 1:10 pm
stonecutter1309
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

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


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