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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
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
13 August 2008

Weatherzone website

Weatherzone website

HTB, You have no idea how much I hate summer!!!! :x But I think it's worth trying what we are trying with the knowledge we have. :? If after one…

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House-To-Be
Aug 13, 2008 10:05 pm
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mattwalker
Aug 14, 2008 4:20 pm
mattwalker
'chelle
'chelle
15 August 2008

Has anyone bought appliances from appliances online

Has anyone bought appliances from appliances online

Haven't bought anything through them, but their prices are very good. We're wondering whether to buy through them, or go to a local store just to make warranty issues (if…

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'chelle
Aug 15, 2008 5:41 pm
'chelle
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Paula
Aug 16, 2008 12:42 pm
Paula
HomeReview
HomeReview
16 August 2008

VERY compact blocks

VERY compact blocks

Density is not the problem with development, but rather detailed design. You can fit a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, double garage home on a 200m2 patch of land and still have a…

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HomeReview
Aug 16, 2008 1:31 pm
mel
mel
18 August 2008

help! why won't my drill work??

help! why won't my drill work??

so am i.... but have done it myself :)

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mel
Aug 18, 2008 7:35 am
mel
mikeval
mikeval
18 August 2008

Melbourne at home - Expo - 27th, 31st of August

Melbourne at home - Expo - 27th, 31st of August

Check out this link, https://www.infosalons.com.au/melbathom ... gister.asp You can buy the tickets for $10 - EarlyBird Special (ends 5pm, 24th August) If you are…

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mikeval
Aug 18, 2008 9:47 am
donuts
donuts
18 August 2008

Certificate of Occupancy questions

Certificate of Occupancy questions

thanks jamiet, will definitely make sure we get temporary one from builder. So it sounds like we need to apply for permanent C of O directly from council, once we move in.

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donuts
Aug 18, 2008 10:43 am
donuts
commodorenut
commodorenut
18 August 2008

Old concrete laundry tub - what's the metal rim?

Old concrete laundry tub - what's the metal rim?

I brokeone up not that long back, and it was way, way tougher than lead. Lead is very soft, and will bend easily. I found the steel rim to be quite hard to bend. I…

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commodorenut
Aug 18, 2008 1:16 pm
commodorenut
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
18 August 2008

How to remove old paint from window frames

How to remove old paint from window frames

Would be a messy job. You would possibly need to use a paint stripper taht won't damage the aluminium. Have you thought of replacing the windows? They aren't that exspensive

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Dukekamaya
Aug 18, 2008 8:28 pm
Dukekamaya
joles
joles
19 August 2008

Exhaust fan in bulkhead?

Exhaust fan in bulkhead?

All that build up is one of the things that sarking is supposed to minimise isn't it? I feel even better about having sarking now!! Jo

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joles
Aug 19, 2008 10:08 am
joles
Judie
Judie
19 August 2008

New Colorbond colours

New Colorbond colours
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I really like Evening Haze. Wonder if it's too late to change my colours? (contract next week). Judie

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Judie
Aug 19, 2008 10:16 pm
Judie
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
20 August 2008

Shopping for bathroom fittings - from the comfort of home!!!

Shopping for bathroom fittings - from the comfort of home!!!

The wall mounted toilet brush holders are great. You can simply mop under them rather than having to move them all the time to clean. :D

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House-To-Be
Aug 20, 2008 11:40 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
20 August 2008

Washing machine...how to move it?

Washing machine...how to move it?

Well...I'm not happy, but I am relieved that it's organised. I rang up the spare parts people for LG, and they're sending out the 4 screws and the bungs (rubber seal…

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grace_slick
Aug 20, 2008 3:43 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
21 August 2008

Is this quote for painting ok?

Is this quote for painting ok?

I didn't realise either! I honestly assumed painting our place would cost around $600-$800! HAHA! It is to laugh! lol Anyway, the quote is technically just over $1,600…

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grace_slick
Aug 21, 2008 7:30 pm
grace_slick
melanie02
melanie02
21 August 2008

AAAHHHH!!!!

AAAHHHH!!!!
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Fantastic news Sharee ::cheerleader:: Can,t wait to see some pics :D Cheers Mel :D

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melanie02
Aug 21, 2008 8:01 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
22 August 2008

Curtain Walls

Curtain Walls

Gotcha :lol: I wish I had internet when I was in highschool, I reckon I would be alot smarter and I would have learnt to not say reckon when I spoke to people........ :lol:

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gweluphome
Aug 22, 2008 4:26 pm
Lyn
Lyn
23 August 2008

Driveway......

Driveway......

Exposed aggregate in Melbourne is about $80-$130 per square metre.

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Lyn
Aug 23, 2008 3:38 pm
haywgl
haywgl
23 August 2008

Microwave trim kits?

Microwave trim kits?

Hi guys :) I know Metric0n offer microwave trim kits, I was going to get one when I nearly built the Laguna with them - from memory it was quite reasonably priced…

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haywgl
Aug 23, 2008 4:57 pm
haywgl
grace_slick
grace_slick
23 August 2008

What do you think of these paint colours?

What do you think of these paint colours?

We tried a sample of Cocoa Parfait today, and at first we loved it, but then once the first coat dried a bit, it was way too dark. Ugh. Back to Portland Stone. (we went to…

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grace_slick
Aug 23, 2008 6:15 pm
grace_slick
JT1
JT1
24 August 2008

matching render colour with windows

matching render colour with windows

Thank you everyone, we have decided to go with paperbark windows and double strength pottery for the rendor, we found a house with this combination, so very happy, still…

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JT1
Aug 24, 2008 8:55 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
24 August 2008

Hinged or Sliding doors on Robes

Hinged or Sliding doors on Robes

What's your preference? Pros and Cons? Wish you'd stop running with those scissors :shock: :wink: As for doors - as…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 24, 2008 9:52 pm
Yak_Chat
Mango-lover
Mango-lover
24 August 2008

any one recs a building lawyer?

any one recs a building lawyer?

Hi, could any one rec a building lawyer in Mel? TA

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Mango-lover
Aug 24, 2008 9:58 pm
Timbacare
Timbacare
24 August 2008

Do you always need a prep/undercoat of paint?

Do you always need a prep/undercoat of paint?

If you spot a colour you want in any brand of paint, get the name, code, number or cataloge the colour is in and give all the details to your…

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Timbacare
Aug 24, 2008 10:10 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
25 August 2008

HELP WITH AN ARTISTS IMPRESSION OF OUR CARLISLE FACADE!

HELP WITH AN ARTISTS IMPRESSION OF OUR CARLISLE FACADE!

I think Michelle's rule is that you shouldn't have more than 4 different finishes/textures/colours on your facade.

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stonecutter1309
Aug 25, 2008 8:17 am
stonecutter1309
Michelle
Michelle
25 August 2008

Where do I stop painting if I'm only doing individual rooms?

Where do I stop painting if I'm only doing individual rooms?

I know what you mean; I do all my own painting when it’s a fairly small job. :D

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Michelle
Aug 25, 2008 7:39 pm
Michelle
kristofw
kristofw
26 August 2008

Metal Lintels, timber frame ?!

Metal Lintels, timber frame ?!

Thanks folks! Found the Z beam tables, etc, and also another product called Light Steel Beams, on the net, but it's all a tad over my head. You may…

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kristofw
Aug 26, 2008 10:53 am
kristofw
to_do_list
to_do_list
26 August 2008

Fixing up the worst house in the best street...sort of ;-)

Fixing up the worst house in the best street...sort of ;-)

"Really comes down to cold hard cash though and luckily we do have a friend who is a plumber but everyone else are boring admin slaves with no…

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to_do_list
Aug 26, 2008 3:01 pm
to_do_list
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
26 August 2008

Timber Construction (House extension)

Timber Construction (House extension)

'The Australian House Building Manual' is a really informative book with lots of details, including brick pier foundations. Australian Standard AS1684 has lots of detail…

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Pat the draftie
Aug 26, 2008 4:05 pm
Pat the draftie
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
26 August 2008

Planning programs

Planning programs

Use the copoun…

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ausfatcat
Aug 26, 2008 6:42 pm
Lostris
Lostris
26 August 2008

Adding Windows in hallways above eye level....

Adding Windows in hallways above eye level....

sounds good to me :) Sorry to scare you with all the permit talk, its just that I have seen so many people do things the wrong way and it comes back to bite them…

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Lostris
Aug 26, 2008 10:15 pm

You mean one of…

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mattwalker
Aug 26, 2008 11:45 pm
mattwalker
bec
bec
27 August 2008

New wooden floors and removalists

New wooden floors and removalists
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they always say dont put rugs down for weeks on a new timber floor why is that? what could happen? why not :?: *concerned look* is it better to protect the floors on…

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bec
Aug 27, 2008 8:26 am
ahuang
ahuang
27 August 2008

Lots of Australian sites (.gov.au & .com.au) been hacked

Lots of Australian sites (.gov.au & .com.au) been hacked

Not 100% sure about the correctness of this, according to http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=4840 search in Google with "site:yoursite "script…

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ahuang
Aug 27, 2008 1:29 pm
ahuang
garry90
garry90
29 August 2008

Where to buy a mailbox?

Where to buy a mailbox?

hi, garden centres are ideal. there are places like http://www.statueinnovations.com.au/about.html we found that when we were looking for pots most of those kind…

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garry90
Aug 29, 2008 11:42 am
thebuildingsurv
thebuildingsurv
29 August 2008

Underpinning - Propping Up My Strip Footing!

Underpinning - Propping Up My Strip Footing!

usually it will support itself that is why you only do small sections at a time.

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thebuildingsurv
Aug 29, 2008 1:33 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
29 August 2008

Just saying a big hello

Just saying a big hello

Yes you did!! :lol: :lol: :lol: and it will be won't it ? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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House-To-Be
Aug 29, 2008 4:36 pm
madmel
madmel
29 August 2008

plastering over garage internal door

plastering over garage internal door

They've done it to ours too! Now I feel better, not being the only one! xMel http://marshallmansion.blogspot.com/

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madmel
Aug 29, 2008 4:48 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
29 August 2008

Installation of ceiling fans / replacing light in fan

Installation of ceiling fans / replacing light in fan

Had some electricals done in June....a selection of itemised prices which may help (Melb $): $240 Install sconce lights $110 Install IXL tastics $90 Install ceiling…

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to_do_list
Aug 29, 2008 11:34 pm
to_do_list
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Yak_Chat
Aug 30, 2008 12:25 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
30 August 2008

Gutter Guards

Gutter Guards

We were hit with the gutter gaurd requirment from council. $2500 to install metal gutter guard. We back onto bush and council requirments…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 30, 2008 12:35 am
Yak_Chat

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