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KS09
KS09
29 June 2007

What’s new???

What’s new???
1, 2

Thanks guys. I have managed to get a couple of jobs - a residential colour scheme and a graphic design job - designing business cards and van signage for a…

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KS09
Jun 29, 2007 9:07 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
29 June 2007

Celebration!!!!

Celebration!!!!
1, 2

ooohh I have one.....

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mattwalker
Jun 29, 2007 8:46 pm
mattwalker
perryr
perryr
30 June 2007

House Design Programme

House Design Programme

This thread may help: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=1969 Regards Perry

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perryr
Jun 30, 2007 8:52 pm
brittany
brittany
1 July 2007

Dennis Family Homes - Melbourne

Dennis Family Homes - Melbourne

I also found Henley unfriendly and inflexible - I loved their homes but after being told "no you can't do that" to every question I went elsewhere.

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brittany
Jul 01, 2007 3:08 pm
brittany
ahuang
ahuang
1 July 2007

ROOF TILES

ROOF TILES

Hi sandii, Our builder AllCastle charged about $4000 for upgrading to Terracotta…

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ahuang
Jul 01, 2007 8:53 pm
ahuang
ausdesign
ausdesign
2 July 2007

Some Questions About Reactvie Clay Soils

Some Questions About Reactvie Clay Soils

Can you elaborate please Kay. I don't understand.

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ausdesign
Jul 02, 2007 5:50 pm
ausdesign
double07
double07
5 July 2007

WHEN BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOME

WHEN BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOME

I Number one rule – DO NOT assume that everything will go the way you envisaged when putting your thoughts together for your home. You need…

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double07
Jul 05, 2007 10:38 am
vpande
vpande
8 July 2007

A new approach to water tanks

A new approach to water tanks

yes great magazine. In the present times one shold harves as much possible water from their roofs. There were heaps of other ideas in the mag such as portable 'watering…

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vpande
Jul 08, 2007 9:25 am
NeilD
NeilD
8 July 2007

WESFARMERS

WESFARMERS
1, 2

I hold shares in Wesfarmers, Coles, and Woolworths, so hopefully I might come out in front somewhere along the line, especially as I bought my Coles shares at $6 many…

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NeilD
Jul 08, 2007 10:35 pm
Wacker
Wacker
10 July 2007

HELP! Paving around fibreglass pool

HELP! Paving around fibreglass pool

Hi everyone, I have been having trouble working out how to pave around my existing fibreglass pool. I have recently removed a sunken exposed ag concrete surround and…

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Wacker
Jul 10, 2007 11:13 pm
micostello
micostello
11 July 2007

Plastering question

Plastering question

The paper tape still caused some cracking. My guess on the cause is due to the difference in thickness of the masonite (3mm) versus the gyprock (10mm). Either the…

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micostello
Jul 11, 2007 9:17 pm
micostello
micostello
11 July 2007

Plastering Topping compound

Plastering Topping compound

Why is a top coat required when plastering? Is it possible just to use several layers of base coat and paint over this coat to finish?

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micostello
Jul 11, 2007 9:40 pm
Bud977
Bud977
12 July 2007

Building a Shed

Building a Shed

That's great. Don't forget to run some power out to the shed as well. A couple of fluoros should do for the lighting.

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Bud977
Jul 12, 2007 8:59 am
parker
parker
12 July 2007

Removing Internal Walls

Removing Internal Walls

We've had that since, and I'm all good :) I'm pretty sure, if you were checking to see if it moved at all, like I was, you'd know, but that's not really the point, and…

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parker
Jul 12, 2007 9:46 pm
parker
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 July 2007

Renovation advice

Renovation advice

I'll change - hang in there for the long term gains. Many a housing comission suburb are now wanted to be in areas :) If close to everything, once the govt renter and…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 13, 2007 2:07 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
16 July 2007

The Old Man's pool

The Old Man's pool

I'd also put some sort of cover over it to stop sunlight otherwise it will be come an algle bloom in summer and a stagnant weed pond in winter. Suggest you consider a…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 16, 2007 10:05 am
Yak_Chat
Casa2
Casa2
16 July 2007

Aerial

Aerial

An aerial won't work in a roof space if you have reflective foil sarking (a good idea) or a metal roof. If you have a tile roof and no reflective sarking then an aerial…

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Casa2
Jul 16, 2007 12:49 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
16 July 2007

Thanks Mods!

Thanks Mods!

Not just me!! but thanks. :lol:

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Adrian B
Jul 16, 2007 9:09 pm
Adrian B
Michelle
Michelle
18 July 2007

aluminum siding

aluminum siding

Hi Alison, welcome!! :D I must need laygirl explanations as well, as I can’t see how it can’t be done either!! In fact, I’ll bet my right arm it CAN be…

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Michelle
Jul 18, 2007 1:23 pm
Michelle
MaylandsManor
MaylandsManor
19 July 2007

What is a DIN Rail?

What is a DIN Rail?

thanks for the comments and links everyone, you have all been very informative. it is so nice to have such prompt and enthusiastic responses. much appreciated.

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MaylandsManor
Jul 19, 2007 2:07 pm
MaylandsManor
perryr
perryr
19 July 2007

Tastics

Tastics

Exactly. You have the option of using the lower power globes (275W), but they won't put out as much heat, and so won't work as well with a very high ceiling. Did your…

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perryr
Jul 19, 2007 7:53 pm
Casa2
Casa2
19 July 2007

Electrical Plan

Electrical Plan

David S, Great response. :: Cheers, Casa

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Casa2
Jul 19, 2007 10:13 pm
Mrs B
Mrs B
20 July 2007

builder interest??

builder interest??

Hi Semut, Could you give us more information in regards to your question. Im not sure what you mean by 'buyer pay interest for builder' Mrs B

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Mrs B
Jul 20, 2007 10:23 pm
Mrs B
Adrian B
Adrian B
21 July 2007

HELP ME PLZ

HELP ME PLZ

I havent looked at land rpices for a while so good to see that they are dropping in Seasons. Some of the prices they wanted were insulting to say the least. I think you…

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Adrian B
Jul 21, 2007 12:21 pm
Adrian B
sneakersss
sneakersss
27 July 2007

Electricals/Electricians

Electricals/Electricians
1, 2

I bet this guy adjust his rate depending on how he's been…

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sneakersss
Jul 27, 2007 1:30 pm
sneakersss
sneakersss
sneakersss
27 July 2007

How's that for service from our builder?

How's that for service from our builder?

A person from our builder's has just been to our house (not where we are building) to show me a selection of kitchen handles that I had to choose…

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sneakersss
Jul 27, 2007 1:37 pm
sneakersss
PSW
PSW
27 July 2007

Pitched roof to flat

Pitched roof to flat

Have you thought of putting a skillion roof on? You would not see it from the ground and it would hide your essential services.

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PSW
Jul 27, 2007 11:42 pm
Trae
Trae
27 July 2007

timber panelling

timber panelling

Hi, We have just purchased a 50's house, but it's had a number of additions & renovation done over the years. There has been a really nice leadlight door & side panels…

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Trae
Jul 27, 2007 11:46 pm
Trae
Trae
28 July 2007

asbestos corregated roof

asbestos corregated roof

Hi, Any advice on a good paint product to revitalise an asbestos roof. I believe there is a product that has a water proofing membrane to give the roof sheeting extra…

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Trae
Jul 28, 2007 12:15 am
Beetle
Beetle
28 July 2007

What would your 3 most important upgrades be...

What would your 3 most important upgrades be...

1. funky bathtub in the master ensuite, double sink and double shower 2. 2 pack kitchen 3. bigger pantry and linen cupboard other items such as stone benchtops…

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Beetle
Jul 28, 2007 1:07 am
Trae
Trae
28 July 2007

jigsaw problems

jigsaw problems

many thanks miagi & cookiemonster, very helpful tips

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Trae
Jul 28, 2007 11:01 pm
TassieDevil
TassieDevil
29 July 2007

Floating Laminate Flooring on heated concrete slab...?

Floating Laminate Flooring on heated concrete slab...?

Hi again all, I think I may have found my answer: here is the link to the instructions for laying floating floor over underfloor heating, for the Uniclic system which is…

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TassieDevil
Jul 29, 2007 12:02 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
31 July 2007

How much are your energy bills per year?

How much are your energy bills per year?

It would perhaps be better to equate use to household size, structure and the area of the house. With 2 young children in a 3 bedroom house, I use more than if I was…

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3timesbuilda
Jul 31, 2007 9:36 am
3timesbuilda
Minerbird
Minerbird
1 August 2007

Metricon Denver

Metricon Denver

Hi, We will be building a Denver 43 in the Vogue facade. We are waiting for the plans (we have adjusted) and the visit to 501. Photos of this home are hard to come…

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Minerbird
Aug 01, 2007 10:38 pm
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Michelle
Aug 02, 2007 7:45 pm
Michelle
Nathan
Nathan
2 August 2007

The reason we paid extra for a suspended slab...

The reason we paid extra for a suspended slab...
1, 2

Ok had been warned it could head towards 5 figures, I'll have to do some more research into the benifits. Thanks for the Info.

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Nathan
Aug 02, 2007 11:24 pm
Mumma
Mumma
3 August 2007

Home & Contents insurance during reno & extensions

Home & Contents insurance during reno & extensions

Hello. Our current home & contents insurance with AAMI does not cover us (and they don't cover) for renovations and extensions to the house. Is anyone able to recommend…

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Mumma
Aug 03, 2007 9:50 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
3 August 2007

Contract Dispute Resolution

Contract Dispute Resolution

Wow Sounds to me like time to talk to consumer affairs and get some external professional expert advice.

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Yak_Chat
Aug 03, 2007 3:41 pm
Yak_Chat
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
3 August 2007

How good is composite decking??

How good is composite decking??

It is dearer on the initial outlay but there is no ongoing maintanance. Timber decks (esp. without cover) require ongoing coating and cleaning to keep in tip-top shape, so…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 03, 2007 7:50 pm
Dukekamaya
Michelle
Michelle
4 August 2007

Hi, Im new :)

Hi, Im new :)

Welcome John!!!! :D

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Michelle
Aug 04, 2007 8:49 am
Michelle
japi_s
japi_s
5 August 2007

Has anyone heard of Colex Homes????? Plz help!!

Has anyone heard of Colex Homes????? Plz help!!

Hi there.. I too am looking for more info on Colex... There doesn't seem to be much on the internet.... I did come across this "HUME CITY COUNCIL RECOGNISES BUSINESS…

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japi_s
Aug 05, 2007 11:24 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
6 August 2007

Problems need advice

Problems need advice

I agree - stick to your guns - Do you have it in writing? They made amistake etc.... If not - I'd sit down and document the date and times you chatted about the…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 06, 2007 10:23 am
Yak_Chat
mattwalker
mattwalker
6 August 2007

Building under a Queenslander

Building under a Queenslander

try this one: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=475&highlight=lifting Not perfect, but perhaps a start!

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mattwalker
Aug 06, 2007 9:46 pm
mattwalker
Casa2
Casa2
7 August 2007

Independant Bulilding Inspections - are they worth it?

Independant Bulilding Inspections - are they worth it?

Matt, You'll have to check your maths :) $1,000 as a percentage of $150,000 is 0.7% But I agree, a building…

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Casa2
Aug 07, 2007 12:45 pm
McReidy
McReidy
7 August 2007

Carport Pillars to be replaced

Carport Pillars to be replaced

The house we have just purchased has an American style carport that is attached under tha main roof of the house.. The problem is that the 3 struts holding up the carport…

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McReidy
Aug 07, 2007 2:39 pm
McReidy
Gothetigers
Gothetigers
7 August 2007

Flat roof - disadvantages???

Flat roof - disadvantages???

I am building a house basicaly the same size as my father. He has a flat roof and ours pitched. The difference in the quote for ducted air conditioning was $8000 more…

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Gothetigers
Aug 07, 2007 2:41 pm
TheStig
TheStig
7 August 2007

Blueboard? What other products can you use???

Blueboard? What other products can you use???

you can use, masterwall, hebel, coolwall, superlite, polystyrene, the list is endless. go to a building centre and ask plenty of q's. what ever you do, dont go blueboard.…

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TheStig
Aug 07, 2007 6:51 pm


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