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22 July 2008

How good is Bunnings for floor coverings?

How good is Bunnings for floor coverings?

I have also spent a year trying to find the "perfect" carpet, there it was at Harvey Norman on Sunday, the exact texture and colour I wanted. sales…

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to_do_list
Jul 22, 2008 8:57 am
to_do_list
wonderland
wonderland
22 July 2008

When is enough .. enough?

When is enough .. enough?
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We blew our budget by about $100K!! But that was because I am quite young and didnt know anything about building. I was just hoping that we would get a house for $150k…

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wonderland
Jul 22, 2008 11:34 am
wonderland
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
22 July 2008

Who to hire

Who to hire

ADX Building Systems Acoustic Materials &/or Services - Edwardstown, SA Address 844 South Rd Edwardstown SA, 5039 Australia Contact Details Ph:( 08 ) 8292…

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Kevin Brown
Jul 22, 2008 5:34 pm
Kevin Brown
louie
louie
22 July 2008

Door to Door Car Transport ? Melbourne to Tasmania

Door to Door Car Transport ? Melbourne to Tasmania

Hi There :) Not home or building related so Mods feel free to move the post. I am wanting to have my car Transported…

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louie
Jul 22, 2008 7:23 pm
haywgl
haywgl
22 July 2008

Law Clerk versus Solicitors

Law Clerk versus Solicitors

Solicitor is a lawyer, with a fully fledged law degree. Law clerk has done further study and has quite thorough knowledge of the law but no law…

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haywgl
Jul 22, 2008 8:05 pm
haywgl
Luis33
Luis33
23 July 2008

What would be a reasonable price range for this extension?

What would be a reasonable price range for this extension?

Thanks Matt, I'm meting both companies early next week, will keep your comment in mind

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Luis33
Jul 23, 2008 12:12 am
Mrs B
Mrs B
23 July 2008

No window coverings?

No window coverings?
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Hi Jo, Personally…

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Mrs B
Jul 23, 2008 8:21 am
Mrs B
nesspop
nesspop
23 July 2008

Marriott waters community website

Marriott waters community website

I like the idea of the weather page on the web site.. I like to check it to see what the weather has been doing to know if the builders may have been delayed for the day..

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nesspop
Jul 23, 2008 6:53 pm
nesspop
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Michelle
Jul 23, 2008 9:27 pm
Michelle
jrnetwork
jrnetwork
26 July 2008

Fencing Advice and Fencing Company in Point Cook/Mel area?

Fencing Advice and Fencing Company in Point Cook/Mel area?

Can we get back on topic folks.. as I'm also building in point cook, but want to know of some local fencing companies. Oz Colour Fencing are in Laverton North, but only…

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jrnetwork
Jul 26, 2008 11:26 pm
jrnetwork
petal
petal
26 July 2008

Demolition Questions

Demolition Questions

Haywgl, Disclaimer: I do not know if it's true or not ... I have heard from a friend of mine, that you should not start building very soon (eg a…

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petal
Jul 26, 2008 11:50 pm
petal

Bec I love those chairs, There are lots out there, I saw some nice ones - a bit more modern that the pic - at Oz design. here are some from Matt…

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Paula
Jul 27, 2008 4:29 pm
Paula
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
28 July 2008

Owner Built Home Defects

Owner Built Home Defects

best way may be to blow it in (dunno if they still do it even)

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ausfatcat
Jul 28, 2008 9:02 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
28 July 2008

How much notice do painters need?

How much notice do painters need?

Ok, so if I book the quotes in say, 2-3 weeks ahead of time (like, 2-3 weeks before they actually quote), that’s ok and not too early? I don’t want to seem…

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grace_slick
Jul 28, 2008 11:16 am
grace_slick
wonderland
wonderland
29 July 2008

New land and building new home...

New land and building new home...

Can you get a base price of a double storey house for $150k?! :shock: :? I thought they start at at least $220k...

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wonderland
Jul 29, 2008 4:33 pm
wonderland
Paula
Paula
30 July 2008

My house - new home for hall table

My house - new home for hall table
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I'd seriously doubt whether they are…

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Paula
Jul 30, 2008 11:08 am
Paula
neri
neri
31 July 2008

Wooden floors and visitors!!!

Wooden floors and visitors!!!
1, 2, 3

Is estapol still the best protection for wooden floors?

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neri
Jul 31, 2008 11:30 am
haywgl
haywgl
31 July 2008

My stairs!!!

My stairs!!!

That's right Petal!! I remember now, gorgeous staircase though ;)

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haywgl
Jul 31, 2008 2:49 pm
haywgl
grace_slick
grace_slick
31 July 2008

Warm or Cool colours for my apartment? Michelle!? lol

Warm or Cool colours for my apartment? Michelle!? lol

Thanks Michelle! No rush. I have a tendency to inadvertently monopolise peoples' time. lol

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grace_slick
Jul 31, 2008 6:29 pm
grace_slick
donuts
donuts
31 July 2008

Château TDL....Flow Color tick and minor update!

Château TDL....Flow Color tick and minor update!
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You've been busy TDL! But I'm confused ... where are the pics?? :lol: With your cubby house - if you make it elevated make sure you use some strong wood for the floor. …

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donuts
Jul 31, 2008 10:46 pm
donuts
PrincessB
PrincessB
1 August 2008

Help please - noisy neighbours!

Help please - noisy neighbours!
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LOL at Kevin :lol: :lol: thats the best idea- and it wont cost you anything!

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PrincessB
Aug 01, 2008 10:11 am
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Rachelle
Aug 02, 2008 6:53 am
tygwyn
tygwyn
3 August 2008

Power supply for detached garage

Power supply for detached garage

You should check with your local electricity commission. Here in NSW we are able to run the power cabling along the outside of the home safely…

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tygwyn
Aug 03, 2008 7:28 am
kristofw
kristofw
3 August 2008

Parapet Walls, what to do ?

Parapet Walls, what to do ?

I'm in the final stages of planning my Owner-built new home, and I've run into a bit of a problem with the parapet walls. On my plans two walls of the garage are parapet.…

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kristofw
Aug 03, 2008 10:52 am
kristofw
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
3 August 2008

council rates

council rates

Grace - you know that you can pack yourselves and buy your own moving insurance for a lot less! The 2 main companies in Australia are:

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stonecutter1309
Aug 03, 2008 2:33 pm
stonecutter1309
Philly26
Philly26
4 August 2008

FREE BRICKIES SAND

FREE BRICKIES SAND

::cheerleader:: FREE BRICKIES SAND!! ::cheerleader:: I have nearly a metre of brickies sand sitting on my front lawn at the moment. I live in Southern…

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Philly26
Aug 04, 2008 1:50 pm
joles
joles
4 August 2008

M3tricon into Sydney in 2009

M3tricon into Sydney in 2009

I just logged onto my account on the M3tricon website and noticed they have announced they will begin building in Sydney in January 2009. I thought this may be of…

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joles
Aug 04, 2008 6:15 pm
joles
maggie
maggie
4 August 2008

too good to be true how to verify whether company exists

too good to be true how to verify whether company exists

The person's co. who will be fitting the benchtop is called Omegastone, Mullaloo, the guy is Scotish, but the supplier is Granite by Design in Bayswater. The suppliers…

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maggie
Aug 04, 2008 8:03 pm

Heres some better quality pictures for…

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memphis
Aug 04, 2008 11:01 pm
memphis
PrincessB
PrincessB
5 August 2008

Need an exposed aggregate driveway - help!!

Need an exposed aggregate driveway - help!!

I know one thing, its not cheap. It can be from 3,000 - 10,000 depending on the size. Call 0434 589 017 Pro Pacific Concreting in Brisbane, they are in Gordon Park right…

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PrincessB
Aug 05, 2008 1:18 pm
martyme
martyme
5 August 2008

CANE FURNITURE

CANE FURNITURE

Where are they martyme On the website I can not find a phone number or address. In your last photo of the 3 chairs how…

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martyme
Aug 05, 2008 9:36 pm
martyme
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mikkyG
Aug 07, 2008 2:51 pm
commodorenut
commodorenut
8 August 2008

old style garage doors?

old style garage doors?

Recently we have seen quite a few posts that were more or less disguised advertising, but this one is a really misleading as it is worded like a…

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commodorenut
Aug 08, 2008 11:07 am
commodorenut
claego
claego
8 August 2008

My 'photoshop' new house

My 'photoshop' new house

Thanks, those 2 pics are the sand and the mulch... i edit the post again... sorry if i confused you.. We are trying to use white sand and brown mulch, hopefully it can…

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claego
Aug 08, 2008 4:43 pm
tygwyn
tygwyn
8 August 2008

Converting a Car Port to a Garage - anyone done this?

Converting a Car Port to a Garage - anyone done this?

I think your better off asking your council as there would of been approval for a carport. Worst case scenario is that you don't get approval and is…

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tygwyn
Aug 08, 2008 6:19 pm
tygwyn
tygwyn
9 August 2008

final bill higher than quote

final bill higher than quote

No chance they'd get an extra cent out of me!! Stick to your guns and send payment with the original quote attached.

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tygwyn
Aug 09, 2008 8:42 am
maggie
maggie
10 August 2008

Latex Mattress

Latex Mattress
1, 2

They say it is recommended 10 years but we had ours for 15 I would say most people have them for longer. One year for pillows, unles you wash them regularly and they do…

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maggie
Aug 10, 2008 6:10 am
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Eager
Aug 10, 2008 9:37 am
Eager
grace_slick
grace_slick
10 August 2008

How to go about getting sliding louvered doors installed?

How to go about getting sliding louvered doors installed?

Yeah, I actually realised that after peering at all the pics. They all seem to be bi-folds except the one I DON'T want, which is sliding. Blegh. I was wondering if we…

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grace_slick
Aug 10, 2008 11:16 am
grace_slick
Paula
Paula
10 August 2008

rumpus and pool design help

rumpus and pool design help

:shock: :shock: :shock: Might have to make that DH's job :wink: Or even better the kids can earn pocket money…

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Paula
Aug 10, 2008 12:58 pm
Paula
Casa2
Casa2
11 August 2008

How many metres wide is your double garage door?

How many metres wide is your double garage door?
1, 2

Some Councils will only allwo a 6 m wide garage frontage, which may restrict your garage width.

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Casa2
Aug 11, 2008 8:40 am
mrh20
mrh20
11 August 2008

building a brick wall - damp proof course?

building a brick wall - damp proof course?

a damp proof course does not have to use a plastic membrane which DOES weaken or even break the bond. The DPC plastic roll is mainly used on brick veneer where the wall is…

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mrh20
Aug 11, 2008 9:23 am
Helyn
Helyn
12 August 2008

Have you/will you change your powerpoint covers????

Have you/will you change your powerpoint covers????

This is one of my light switches, power points will be the same,…

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Helyn
Aug 12, 2008 8:17 am
Helyn
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
12 August 2008

Land! Land! Finally land!!

Land! Land! Finally land!!
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Well it's good thing that I don't like Chinese then :D Apparently there is a three month waiting list! 1639sqm - fantastic! What a great size yard you are going to…

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House-To-Be
Aug 12, 2008 3:05 pm
T1ms
T1ms
12 August 2008

Locked-in price too early??

Locked-in price too early??

argghh.. sorry.. typo.. my bad.. :oops: I meant 'Priority Development Zone' (PDZ)

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T1ms
Aug 12, 2008 5:50 pm
T1ms
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
13 August 2008

structural changes

structural changes

I can't comment on the fridge space being made bigger but as for the height of the kitchen benches, tell them to fix it! People need to start reading plans!!! Too many…

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House-To-Be
Aug 13, 2008 2:12 pm
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
13 August 2008

Adding a room to the back of a small post war cottage

Adding a room to the back of a small post war cottage

doing doing something similar right now. 2 bedroom post war cottage (miners cottage). Demolished lean to which contained toilet laundry and added a new larger laundry…

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ausfatcat
Aug 13, 2008 10:00 pm


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