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Michelle
Michelle
8 August 2007

A nice suprise...

A nice suprise...
1, 2

I’ve just spent the better part of my day on my website. I’ve tried my hardest to get rid of as much text as I could, without leaving it empty. I’ve also now…

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Michelle
Aug 08, 2007 3:14 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
8 August 2007

Solver Paints - Colour Chart

Solver Paints - Colour Chart

http://www.solverpaints.com.au/ They have a contacts page….make use of it and get them to send you all the info they can! :)

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Michelle
Aug 08, 2007 3:28 pm
Michelle
avs_home
avs_home
8 August 2007

H Slab - Screw Piles

H Slab - Screw Piles

Hi, Just before the contract our builder has advised us that Screw Piles would be needed for our house as there is a sewer pipe on the easement in front of our block of…

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avs_home
Aug 08, 2007 10:28 pm
wyld
wyld
9 August 2007

Copper or plastic

Copper or plastic

RATS, not saying you have them but they can eat into plastic, imagine the drama if the little buggers ate into your plastic piping concealed in the ceiling of your 2…

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wyld
Aug 09, 2007 11:53 am
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aaurora
Aug 12, 2007 7:12 am
aaurora
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 August 2007

Wood heater safety

Wood heater safety

Hi Stingerrr I'm just reviewing the fireplace safety surrounds in my house and found these details are what's required. The applicable regulation is AS/NZS…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 13, 2007 7:59 pm
Yak_Chat
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3timesbuilda
Aug 14, 2007 8:16 am
3timesbuilda
Bud977
Bud977
14 August 2007

Restoring my Roof

Restoring my Roof

Yep, sounds like an ad. There is no reason to paint a tiled roof, unless you want to change the colour. We had the same type of scammers (not saying that the above…

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Bud977
Aug 14, 2007 8:16 am
epiphany
epiphany
14 August 2007

Gas Heater - Ugly - Need Ideas

Gas Heater - Ugly - Need Ideas

Maybe building a feature wall-type thing that sticks out but is flush with the heater (ummm...does that make sense?)...then building recessed shelves above? It would make…

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epiphany
Aug 14, 2007 3:44 pm
epiphany
epiphany
epiphany
14 August 2007

Door Seals

Door Seals

Our site supervisor popped round yesterday to check on a few things & I asked him if he had an idea as to what was wrong. He told me I had the wrong type of seal. Oops.…

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epiphany
Aug 14, 2007 4:05 pm
epiphany
royalblue
royalblue
15 August 2007

Ducted Vacuum System

Ducted Vacuum System

Cheers! A thought comes to mind here....... I wonder if folk can get the components, and fit it themselves? The issue of making sure piping is installed correctly…

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royalblue
Aug 15, 2007 1:25 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
17 August 2007

Underground Rainwater Tank

Underground Rainwater Tank
1, 2

Very good prices. Now just need to find the same in Victoria so I don't…

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3timesbuilda
Aug 17, 2007 10:28 am
3timesbuilda
commodorenut
commodorenut
17 August 2007

Outdoor Spa - Need plumbing & electrical connections??

Outdoor Spa - Need plumbing & electrical connections??

You fill it (and top it up occasionally) with a hose. By law, it must be in a fenced enclosure, or be fitted with a lockable cover that is child resistant (never say…

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commodorenut
Aug 17, 2007 3:52 pm
commodorenut
Law18
Law18
18 August 2007

Does your house have a name?

Does your house have a name?

I was thinking of calling my new house, "home" but then again I was never creative :lol:

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Law18
Aug 18, 2007 12:10 am
vpande
vpande
19 August 2007

Knocking down existing house and rebuilding - Permit advice

Knocking down existing house and rebuilding - Permit advice

we went that path too.. Golden age homes takes 3 months to find a suitable buyer. they instead suggested us to advertise in trading post-- no luck as the house is quite…

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vpande
Aug 19, 2007 2:07 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
20 August 2007

Peoples experiences with architects

Peoples experiences with architects
1, 2

I don't think you have to have selected the builder yet. I would use it more as a review process - ie Is this going to be possible - or will it be very expensive to…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 20, 2007 10:06 am
Yak_Chat
stewy
stewy
20 August 2007

Minimum / Maximum Step Height

Minimum / Maximum Step Height

I have no actual knowledge about this, and the previous post seems to have answered the question, but.... Isn't it…

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stewy
Aug 20, 2007 1:37 pm
stewy
turns71
turns71
21 August 2007

Skylights - Clear or Glazed???

Skylights - Clear or Glazed???

Thanks for the replies, I think I'll go with the clear given the pitch of my roof for all 3 skylights is south facing. Privacy never crossed my mind I must say! The…

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turns71
Aug 21, 2007 3:00 pm
devank
devank
24 August 2007

Slab Stories

Slab Stories

This is what I was given: Site handling - $13,925 This includes: Additional fill "H" class slab Dropped edge beams Cavity installed pest control system At least…

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devank
Aug 24, 2007 2:46 pm
devank
Law18
Law18
26 August 2007

Budget figure Bio Cycle waste in SE Qld

Budget figure Bio Cycle waste in SE Qld

Hey lazydays, It really depends on the product you buy, ours was approx. $5500 plus extra plumbing to house. But there are many more expensive units around that may or…

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Law18
Aug 26, 2007 7:44 pm
uncle_ant
uncle_ant
27 August 2007

Cost of concrete for driveway

Cost of concrete for driveway

Hi uncle Ant, Just visited your Blog. I hope your health is getting better. We have an identical driveway issue.. needing to swap the existing…

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uncle_ant
Aug 27, 2007 12:13 pm
uncle_ant
matt walker
matt walker
28 August 2007

Help! Objections to Plans to Renovate. What to do?

Help! Objections to Plans to Renovate. What to do?

There is a guy who does a weekly segment on 3aw on SAt mornings who is an expert in this area - maybe ring for some…

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matt walker
Aug 28, 2007 4:00 pm
matt walker
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
28 August 2007

Cabinetry

Cabinetry

Industry standard bench used to be 900mm - its now 950mm -1000mm.

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Dukekamaya
Aug 28, 2007 8:29 pm
Dukekamaya
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
29 August 2007

Telstra Phone Connection Problems - HELP

Telstra Phone Connection Problems - HELP

I would have expected that line quality wise Modbury would be OK. I'd push them and as I said earlier - hang up till you start talking to the right person who is…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 29, 2007 8:23 pm
Yak_Chat
Law18
Law18
29 August 2007

beautiful WIR

beautiful WIR

Some of the closet systems look similar to the ones that Ikea have. I would say a lot cheaper than the ones on that link. Looks great…

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Law18
Aug 29, 2007 9:00 pm
Michelle
Michelle
1 September 2007

Paperbark Paint colour

Paperbark Paint colour

I guess I’m too late for this post….Dulux makes all the colorbond metal colours in their paints. But as Perry has said make sure you ask for Colorbond “paperbark”

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Michelle
Sep 01, 2007 5:52 pm
Michelle
simong
simong
5 September 2007

What do I need to do before buying land?

What do I need to do before buying land?

Hi, I am interested in a piece of land in Eltham, Victoria. It is slightly on a slope. What do I need to find out before buying the land? ie -…

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simong
Sep 05, 2007 6:44 am
northlakes
northlakes
5 September 2007

Building - Mortgage Issue

Building - Mortgage Issue

Hi Natbut, Just go slowly here...remember, the lender may not place the same value on your proposed construction. Do you have equity in the land or does the loan have…

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northlakes
Sep 05, 2007 7:06 pm
Michelle
Michelle
5 September 2007

All things WALKER...

All things WALKER...

Good to see you hard at work! Well I’m happy with the theatre room!!! I’m not fussy…..just kidding Matt!!! Yes I am! 8)

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Michelle
Sep 05, 2007 7:16 pm
Michelle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 September 2007

Solar hot water

Solar hot water

This will give you an idea of the…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 05, 2007 7:46 pm
Yak_Chat
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
7 September 2007

NSW builders and new home suburbs

NSW builders and new home suburbs

Thank you for the information. It has been of great assistance. Best regards

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BestBuilder
Sep 07, 2007 10:26 am
BestBuilder
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 September 2007

TOXIC MOLD!

TOXIC MOLD!

PM Sent

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Yak_Chat
Sep 08, 2007 2:41 pm
Yak_Chat
Buggy
Buggy
9 September 2007

Custom builder & Extension cost in Sydney?

Custom builder & Extension cost in Sydney?

Thanks Matt. How is your dream house going? Is your kitchen ready yet?

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Buggy
Sep 09, 2007 2:05 pm
Firthy_26
Firthy_26
10 September 2007

MY NEW PROJECT AT HOME

MY NEW PROJECT AT HOME

Maybe Rodda's "Chainsaw" might help with the stump if hubby gets stuck :D Mike.

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Firthy_26
Sep 10, 2007 8:43 am
Firthy_26
_Al_
_Al_
10 September 2007

The Shed.... *Beware, lots of pics*

The Shed.... *Beware, lots of pics*

Can't remember exactly what the costs were, but the budget (for permit) worked out about $11K and I think it finished near $13K or so. Those costs are not including labour…

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_Al_
Sep 10, 2007 1:32 pm
ahuang
ahuang
11 September 2007

FENCE

FENCE

Thanks guys....I will ask for a copy of the invoice. And I think I will be glad of the fence, now I don't have to see them at…

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ahuang
Sep 11, 2007 9:59 am
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
11 September 2007

Tendering Advise Please

Tendering Advise Please

I think it's only for structure, not including leaking...

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ahuang
Sep 11, 2007 10:04 am
ahuang
Strumer
Strumer
11 September 2007

Quartz

Quartz

No worries Trevor, I would be interested to see how you get on; then I will know whether or not I should still be dispensing this advice. Cheers, Earl

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Strumer
Sep 11, 2007 10:29 am
Strumer
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
11 September 2007

Installing a bar in a living room - is it ok??

Installing a bar in a living room - is it ok??

Yep - go with a mobile drinks trolley - then you can move it out to where you want it etc.

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Yak_Chat
Sep 11, 2007 11:50 pm
Yak_Chat
matt walker
matt walker
12 September 2007

Advice on house alarm

Advice on house alarm

Perry heres a tip. Run Cat5 cable to everywhere you think there will be a sensor before the plaster goes up for your upstairs areas. It may not be necessary to cover…

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matt walker
Sep 12, 2007 10:06 pm
matt walker
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
13 September 2007

Soak Wells

Soak Wells

Most builders in WA have them included so the you don't have to worry about them as i think they are compulsory in all shires/councils…

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Perth_Euro
Sep 13, 2007 12:01 pm
Lotte
Lotte
13 September 2007

Help with paint question

Help with paint question

Personally, I've had no problems with any of the cheaper paints. We recently painted our lounge room using British Paints and it turned out a treat. Not only this, but…

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Lotte
Sep 13, 2007 3:40 pm
-mick-
-mick-
13 September 2007

Repolishing Timber Floor

Repolishing Timber Floor

great. We're the same plus 1 dishlicker :) Thanks for the input :)

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-mick-
Sep 13, 2007 3:55 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
14 September 2007

Flooring for our Alfresco Area

Flooring for our Alfresco Area

Now that's something i didn't think of. Incorporating the tank into a feature. We were just going to put 2/3 horizontal jarrah features in front of it with ground cover…

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PhoenixStar
Sep 14, 2007 12:36 pm
PhoenixStar
rldragon2003
rldragon2003
16 September 2007

To extend or bulldoze/rebuild

To extend or bulldoze/rebuild

As Brittany has said. If you're block is reasonable flat, which ours is, then it shouldn't be a problem to remove. Worth checking anyway, if you're in Melbourne…

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rldragon2003
Sep 16, 2007 9:20 pm
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
18 September 2007

My House Extension ..... the story so far.....

My House Extension ..... the story so far.....

Awesome work Al. Simply awesome. I am in awe. Im awestruck. Nice. Good job. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Cookiemonster
Sep 18, 2007 9:55 am
Sallyho
Sallyho
19 September 2007

cost of 2 pac

cost of 2 pac

If you love the look of the 2 Pac finish then you should also check out the colorform finish. Not sure which of the two is more expensive though..........

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Sallyho
Sep 19, 2007 5:35 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
24 September 2007

Carport - Rotting posts - what to do??

Carport - Rotting posts - what to do??

Treated pine posts (90x90 dressed) are about $16/metre. Unsure if you could get them the length you need. You may need hardwood ones or even laminated…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 24, 2007 9:51 pm
Dukekamaya
Casa2
Casa2
25 September 2007

Roof Tile Colours

Roof Tile Colours

Spend an extra $13/m2 now and have a roof that will last. In the long run, you'll save money.

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Casa2
Sep 25, 2007 9:38 pm


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