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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 8:04 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 8:33 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 8:54 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 9:51 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 7:34 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 8:32 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 5:14 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 9:57 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 11:24 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 27, 2008 12:00 am
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 11:14 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 5:46 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 7:48 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 8:08 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 1:58 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 5:20 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
1, 2

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 6:28 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 1:14 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 9:37 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 11:41 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 3:34 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 9:40 pm
Michelle
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to_do_list
Jun 04, 2008 12:59 am
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 12:43 pm
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 7:21 pm
Michelle
kexkez
kexkez
4 June 2008

Roof Tiles or Colorbond?

Roof Tiles or Colorbond?
1, 2

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 8:17 pm
kexkez
Allyissia
Allyissia
5 June 2008

Slab protruding from underneath brickwork??

Slab protruding from underneath brickwork??

Thanks for the response builda... if i get a chance i may take another snap shot for you to take a lookie for peace of mind

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Allyissia
Jun 05, 2008 3:50 pm
vpande
vpande
6 June 2008

Tiles or pavers for alfresco

Tiles or pavers for alfresco
1, 2

For those on a budget, there's a coloured concrete with a paver'cut' . I have only seen their website and waiting for addresses to check them out. I think thats worth…

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vpande
Jun 06, 2008 12:00 pm
bec
bec
6 June 2008

anyone know where to get a NICE large desk from?

anyone know where to get a NICE large desk from?

oh thats interesting :) still looking :( unfortunately I cant get into domaynes website :cry: should anyone find large dark desks on the site would love to see them

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bec
Jun 06, 2008 12:12 pm
Noskcid
Noskcid
6 June 2008

why extension is so expensive?

why extension is so expensive?

exactly alot is unknown when you do an extension, they would also be required to harness all the cabling and sewage from your existing house to connect it up (maybe even…

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Noskcid
Jun 06, 2008 1:24 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
6 June 2008

Insanely expensive price for painting!!

Insanely expensive price for painting!!

Yeeeah, it seems to be very popular in the apartment blocks like my one...it's only 12 yrs old (so 1996) and yet has this ceiling. *mystified* At first I quite liked…

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grace_slick
Jun 06, 2008 9:06 pm
grace_slick
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
6 June 2008

A unuasual Verandah Ideas?

A unuasual Verandah Ideas?

noticed a house on the main road here in town on my way home today of around the same vintage and also with the same double front posts. I'll…

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ausfatcat
Jun 06, 2008 10:59 pm
neveragain
neveragain
7 June 2008

Anyone used this builder

Anyone used this builder

Hi interested to hear from anyone who used Hometec and your experience with them

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neveragain
Jun 07, 2008 7:03 pm
Paula
Paula
8 June 2008

How much to replace kitchen cupboard door handles?

How much to replace kitchen cupboard door handles?

If you are going from a handle that has one fixing screw to two, the only problem you will have is with draw fronts, as the handles wont be…

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Paula
Jun 08, 2008 9:59 am
Paula
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
8 June 2008

legal height - what does it mean?

legal height - what does it mean?

We had a rental which had a utility room downstairs. The tenants plugged in a t.v, dvd player, playstation and stereo. Said room is a utility room…

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Kevin Brown
Jun 08, 2008 2:04 pm
Kevin Brown
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
9 June 2008

Anyone know a cheap carpet cleaner?

Anyone know a cheap carpet cleaner?
1, 2, 3

4 months !!!!! The way you're posting questions about your apartment I thought you must be almost in there by now. :shock: :D Simon and Garfunkel - Right up there at the…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 09, 2008 11:00 am
Yak_Chat
to_do_list
to_do_list
9 June 2008

Elfa Storage Systems

Elfa Storage Systems

Sorry, I didn't know which category to put this in so I've gone with "General". I'm thinking of putting in an Elfa Storage System in the…

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to_do_list
Jun 09, 2008 6:21 pm
to_do_list
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
9 June 2008

Can this material possibly be used on a retaining wall?

Can this material possibly be used on a retaining wall?

A larger pic would be nice. Looks like besser blocks or a charcoal style of block. Sometimes besserblock is filled with concrete - particulalry in the tropics for…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 09, 2008 8:43 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
11 June 2008

ADVICE- RENOVATION OF INVESTMENT APARTMENT

ADVICE- RENOVATION OF INVESTMENT APARTMENT

Southies and Kevin, As with everything - there are no guaranteed profits in anything - real estate more so. :shock: You really need to undertand the area and the…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 11, 2008 9:43 am
Yak_Chat
petal
petal
11 June 2008

How did you survive this process with kids?

How did you survive this process with kids?

My kids (12,10 ,8 and 6 and 1/2) reckon we've been to every display home in Melbourne - twice!!! We normally do the "cone from Mc Donald's" bribe, and let them watch a…

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petal
Jun 11, 2008 2:05 pm
petal
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 June 2008

'Smart' House Tours this Sunday

'Smart' House Tours this Sunday

Maybe you can get to one of these houses in Sept Fiona. http://www.solarhouseday.com.au

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Yak_Chat
Jun 13, 2008 9:33 pm
Yak_Chat
kexkez
kexkez
13 June 2008

Does the mess onsite drive you.....

Does the mess onsite drive you.....

Our building contact yesterday during prestart told us when her sister was building she'd go in every day and sweep the concrete floor of her new build... Was…

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kexkez
Jun 13, 2008 11:01 pm
kexkez
donuts
donuts
14 June 2008

Tree Removal

Tree Removal

I know Paula! Glad the house is well and truly off our hands now! 8)

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donuts
Jun 14, 2008 2:38 pm
donuts
petal
petal
14 June 2008

Free "Look Home" magazine

Free "Look Home" magazine

Well, so much of all of those home-type mags are advertising, anyway, so I signed up - hey, it's FREE, and you don't get much for free these days :wink: ....anyway, we'll be…

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petal
Jun 14, 2008 11:05 pm
petal
kexkez
kexkez
15 June 2008

Did anyone move in without floor coverings?

Did anyone move in without floor coverings?

Don't know why I have only just spotted this thread but we got told of a neat trick by a friend years ago when we last built and it worked! This is to live with plain…

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kexkez
Jun 15, 2008 1:01 pm
kexkez
pengruijungmail
pengruijungmail
16 June 2008

Ideas of the color of concrete roof tile?

Ideas of the color of concrete roof tile?

Hello, I want to reno my roof. Does somebody give me some ideas what is the color for my roof? My house is red brick and light yellow mortar. Thanks in advance

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pengruijungmail
Jun 16, 2008 1:47 pm
HomeReview
HomeReview
16 June 2008

Still copying designs ... M3tricon at it again??

Still copying designs ... M3tricon at it again??

M-con actually removed the offending designs at the start of the proceedings. They kept the same offending floor plans but removed the 'alfresco quadrant' so that the…

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HomeReview
Jun 16, 2008 8:21 pm


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