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Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
2 November 2007

Cheap blinds

Cheap blinds

i'm looking at i seek blinds, the samples i got for the sunscreen blinds were some of the nicer material i have seen used for them, anyone…

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Cookiemonster
Nov 02, 2007 6:30 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
2 November 2007

Backyard is a blank canvas - NEED HELP!!!

Backyard is a blank canvas - NEED HELP!!!
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McR - Yep I know where you are based on a previous thread. :) Agree re Aggs - I used to have 50 metres of aga's in my property in the hills up behind you guys. The…

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Yak_Chat
Nov 02, 2007 9:37 am
Yak_Chat
Michelle
Michelle
3 November 2007

Jasper roof/Surfmist roof - anyone has any pics?

Jasper roof/Surfmist roof - anyone has any pics?

It’s a very natural photo…….you look like a model! I think he did a great job with it!! But don’t tell him that!!! :lol:

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Michelle
Nov 03, 2007 6:33 pm
Michelle
davinci
davinci
4 November 2007

Slab curing

Slab curing

waffle slabs no matter the class should be laid on a compacted rock base or packing sand base when poured on clay or clay base sites concrete does crack but with due care…

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davinci
Nov 04, 2007 4:47 pm
davinci
kasiakm
kasiakm
5 November 2007

Clean fill and how to get it - cheap or free!

Clean fill and how to get it - cheap or free!

have a look in the newspaper. you must only remember about the fire ant zones. You can also drive around the new estates and talk to the builders or to the bobcat…

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kasiakm
Nov 05, 2007 6:19 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 November 2007

laundry renovation

laundry renovation

Just be careful they are not crumbling due to rising damp - - ie salt - or sealing it could lock the water in and make it travel further up the wall. Where is the house…

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Yak_Chat
Nov 05, 2007 7:20 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
6 November 2007

Heating rooms with Raked Ceilings and Voids

Heating rooms with Raked Ceilings and Voids

Yes it does create an issue kfc. My place has raked to roof ceilings with 2 inches of fibreglass rockwool and sisalation under the tile, which traps the heat inside the…

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Yak_Chat
Nov 06, 2007 11:17 am
Yak_Chat
Michelle
Michelle
6 November 2007

Leak between fascia and gutter

Leak between fascia and gutter

It's possible the fall of the gutter is not enough in that section and the water is backing up a bit and overflowing over the back edge - hence…

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Michelle
Nov 06, 2007 7:23 pm
Michelle
jacky18
jacky18
6 November 2007

Northridge Homes

Northridge Homes

My house is now completed. Guess what, it's a Meridian :) One thing generally with Northridge/henley is the timeframe to building the actual house. in my case, took 9…

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jacky18
Nov 06, 2007 9:32 pm
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
6 November 2007

Recommend a renovator

Recommend a renovator

You have to say that until he leaves. :wink:

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Cookiemonster
Nov 06, 2007 10:03 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
7 November 2007

How do we landscape a sloping block??

How do we landscape a sloping block??

Hi Mike, we went past yesterday, and had a look at the house... Loved it by the way... :D Hubby suggested that you go half half. Retaining wall so that you don't have too…

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PhoenixStar
Nov 07, 2007 9:36 am
PhoenixStar
VJ
VJ
7 November 2007

French doors to balcony... what to cover them?

French doors to balcony... what to cover them?
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it doesn’t matter what you contribute to the forum, its just good to have you here Michelle, thanks for that! Love to be part of this…

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VJ
Nov 07, 2007 10:02 pm
VJ
Zoidberg
Zoidberg
8 November 2007

Electricity connection Tasmania

Electricity connection Tasmania

Yes as I mentioned we are considering the solar option for sure. Thanks for the offer of help! I'll keep you posted. It really doesn't matter whether I trust the…

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Zoidberg
Nov 08, 2007 12:09 am
jparrie
jparrie
8 November 2007

North Sydney Draftsman?

North Sydney Draftsman?

Hi all I am about to start work on a large extension to my home in North Sydney and I was hoping some one here could recommend a good draftsman for the project? It…

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jparrie
Nov 08, 2007 9:01 pm
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
9 November 2007

HIA Contract- Anybody has the pdf file?

HIA Contract- Anybody has the pdf file?

HIA sell blank copies of the contract online. http://hia.com.au/store/products.aspx?region=N&category=CONSDOCS NSW Residential…

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Cookiemonster
Nov 09, 2007 8:45 am
Lotte
Lotte
9 November 2007

******* Building Inspection??

******* Building Inspection??

If it's bare, in some cases you can tell. If you can see the back of it, again sometimes, you can tell. Also, the age of your home will give you a…

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Lotte
Nov 09, 2007 11:24 am
Mel_jade
Mel_jade
9 November 2007

Point Cook anybody??????

Point Cook anybody??????
1, 2

Hi Ray - my parents house is actually in Sanctuary Lakes. They have lived here for around 9 years and there have been no issues at all with movement (to date!!!).…

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Mel_jade
Nov 09, 2007 9:31 pm
Mel_jade
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
10 November 2007

COMPOSITE CLADDING & FENCING

COMPOSITE CLADDING & FENCING

Probably less than the cost of hardwod with 5 years maintanance

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Dukekamaya
Nov 10, 2007 8:12 pm
Dukekamaya
TheStig
TheStig
11 November 2007

Owner builder licence

Owner builder licence

you need warranty insurance if the work is over $12000. you must provide it if the builder is hired as a subbie. illeagle otherwise!

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TheStig
Nov 10, 2007 11:21 pm
Michelle
Michelle
12 November 2007

AVATARS PLEASE!!!

AVATARS PLEASE!!!
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Like this one V. :wink: Now now...... -…

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Michelle
Nov 12, 2007 5:37 pm
Michelle
installation inspector
installation inspector
13 November 2007

My Virtual Home software - FREE

My Virtual Home software - FREE
1, 2

Is it just me, or does the program seriously slow down when you get part-way through creating a second storey? I haven't gone through and deleted all unnecessary items…

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installation inspector
Nov 13, 2007 10:14 am
installation inspector
installation inspector
installation inspector
13 November 2007

new downlight fitting

new downlight fitting

How did you go with this? Technically, an electrician isn't required to change the "gimble" (frame) of the downlight, as it's no different to changing a globe (because…

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installation inspector
Nov 13, 2007 10:42 am
installation inspector
mek
mek
13 November 2007

demolishing a house

demolishing a house

I hope it's clear to all interested people that Golden Age Homes do not demolish houses - they relocate, so you end up with a "profit" - as opposed to demolition (I guess…

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mek
Nov 13, 2007 2:57 pm
mek
Michelle
Michelle
13 November 2007

Downlights - How much to pay??

Downlights - How much to pay??
1, 2, 3

Good point installation inspector :D …..I won’t even turn my down lights on in summer when it’s really hot….they create so much heat! I only use at the best of…

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Michelle
Nov 13, 2007 4:55 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
14 November 2007

WIN SOME LOSE SOME!!

WIN SOME LOSE SOME!!

It appears that I have attracted the attention of some UNWATED affection! I know this person is watching……there are 4 moderators on this forum and you have been…

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Michelle
Nov 14, 2007 4:16 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
15 November 2007

Happy Birthday Michelle....

Happy Birthday Michelle....
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Thank you everyone!!! Much appreciated! :D

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Michelle
Nov 15, 2007 8:33 am
Michelle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
15 November 2007

Dutton Direct

Dutton Direct

For the discerning buyer. http://www.duttondirect.com/directory Enjoy. They send me an email each month and enjoy reading them for…

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Yak_Chat
Nov 15, 2007 7:06 pm
Yak_Chat
lrhodes1
lrhodes1
16 November 2007

stormwater drainage

stormwater drainage

My mum's block at West Pennant Hills has a Section 88b requirement from Hornsby Council to build a concrete stormwater retention pit of 5 cubic metres. The Builder Jandson…

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lrhodes1
Nov 16, 2007 12:45 pm
lrhodes1
mattwalker
mattwalker
16 November 2007

water bill

water bill

me too!

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mattwalker
Nov 16, 2007 3:34 pm
mattwalker
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Yak_Chat
Nov 17, 2007 7:45 am
Yak_Chat
_Al_
_Al_
17 November 2007

Not quite a deck, bit more than steps

Not quite a deck, bit more than steps
1, 2

Stuff I used is Diggers brand, 100gm/1000ml. For $12. Yeah, I used the karcher to do the clean, and hose down half the house.....

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_Al_
Nov 17, 2007 7:57 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
18 November 2007

How big is your place?

How big is your place?
1, 2, 3, 4

Ours will be 28sq or 258 plus extension to the outdoor room which we've doubled in size. Our block is 900sq and is set up high which views of the valley…

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Yak_Chat
Nov 18, 2007 6:26 pm
Yak_Chat
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
19 November 2007

Timber Floors and making them look better

Timber Floors and making them look better

okay back to square one. Just that someone told me that they can give it a light sand after installing and put the coat on? Not recommended then. :?

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PhoenixStar
Nov 19, 2007 10:19 am
PhoenixStar
Casa2
Casa2
19 November 2007

Easement Consent Letter

Easement Consent Letter

devank, Lucky you. I've also been requested to request a drainage easement by the local council. This is because I have "negative cross fall in the footpath". However,…

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Casa2
Nov 19, 2007 8:46 pm
vpande
vpande
20 November 2007

how much for house removal

how much for house removal

Not sure where you are but in Vic its about 8-10K. Local trading post will give you some idea (lower end of the scale) but there are companies that deal with house…

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vpande
Nov 20, 2007 12:13 pm
royalblue
royalblue
20 November 2007

CHRISTMAS RUSH!!!

CHRISTMAS RUSH!!!

"That’s just part and parcel of having your own business, sick or not…..the show must go on!! Sad" Tell me something I don't know! :( Ash.

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royalblue
Nov 20, 2007 10:59 pm
parker
parker
21 November 2007

8000

8000

Nice!

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parker
Nov 21, 2007 11:56 am
parker
Sallyho
Sallyho
21 November 2007

vent (s)

vent (s)

Hi Ray - Perfect timing on your post, metricon actually got back to me today re: my blinds and it appears that my site manager placed the order too late to meet Victory's…

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Sallyho
Nov 21, 2007 12:24 pm
Sallyho
Sallyho
21 November 2007

Credit where it is due for the Big M

Credit where it is due for the Big M
1, 2

Hi Adrian - so glad to hear that they have reacted to your request promptly.

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Sallyho
Nov 21, 2007 12:42 pm
Michelle
Michelle
21 November 2007

Owner Builder TV - Casting Now

Owner Builder TV - Casting Now

This sounds good, I have checked out the site as well. Anyone interested in this should give it a go!! Are you owner building in Sydney? Heres your chance to…

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Michelle
Nov 21, 2007 5:08 pm
Michelle
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
21 November 2007

Need help/advice on how to build some walls for an office

Need help/advice on how to build some walls for an office

How high is the wall and how long? If its under 3.0m you can use 70x35 pine framing ( about $1.70/metre) You cheapest sheeting option would be some 3mm mdf (about $8 for…

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Dukekamaya
Nov 21, 2007 8:21 pm
Dukekamaya
mattwalker
mattwalker
22 November 2007

Can you name that housing advert?

Can you name that housing advert?

clath, where I find everything I need Google...

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mattwalker
Nov 22, 2007 8:00 am
mattwalker
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
22 November 2007

Website with house designs

Website with house designs

Hi Amber27, check out this thread http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=3577&highlight= The associated website might be able to assist…

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PhoenixStar
Nov 22, 2007 7:07 pm
PhoenixStar
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
24 November 2007

Interesting fact

Interesting fact

Spoke to the Modwood rep yesterday. He said in the USA now, 50% of outdoor non-structual products used are composites i.e decking, screening, cladding,…

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Dukekamaya
Nov 24, 2007 6:20 pm
Dukekamaya
royalblue
royalblue
25 November 2007

excess material

excess material

Pink is good :D Oh, and I definitely want the hardener with it! :wink:

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royalblue
Nov 25, 2007 2:31 pm
Susan
Susan
26 November 2007

Architects

Architects

Hi Steve, Was hoping you could point me to a couple of architects in Adelaide that you think are worth speaking with. We don't know any and finding it rather…

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Susan
Nov 26, 2007 12:02 am
_Al_
_Al_
26 November 2007

Plastering - Asbestos

Plastering - Asbestos

So how are yours?

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_Al_
Nov 26, 2007 2:36 pm
huxley
huxley
26 November 2007

Timber Flooring

Timber Flooring

Hi, Amber, It is really very tough process of selection of hardwood variety for timber flooring. However, I suggest you to browse following sites:

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huxley
Nov 26, 2007 3:25 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
29 November 2007

New home - Bad Karma

New home - Bad Karma
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I grew up in a house with some similarities to the above and we lived there in werribee for 11years. The next people to move in lasted 3 weeks! and they were very…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 28, 2007 11:17 pm
The Garden Whisperer
ahuang
ahuang
29 November 2007

Hi and question about stormwater easements

Hi and question about stormwater easements

I would suggest try to avoid houses with big easements, as those areas can't be "properly" developed. Thanks to Mark/Cookiemonster, I have this post on my blog talking…

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ahuang
Nov 29, 2007 8:14 am
ahuang


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