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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
_Al_
_Al_
26 September 2007

What to do with old pool

What to do with old pool

A concrete pool normally has a vent in the bottom of it to release underground pressure or something like that. I think you remove the fitting as drainage when it's filled…

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_Al_
Sep 26, 2007 2:51 pm
Michelle
Michelle
27 September 2007

SORRY!

SORRY!

Thanks Steve!!!! :wink:

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Michelle
Sep 27, 2007 8:57 pm
Michelle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
27 September 2007

Coming across rock?

Coming across rock?

As a backhoe business onwer told me once. People get excited when he hits rock - because they think they are really getting stuck into things - and he says - sure - it's…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 27, 2007 9:35 pm
Yak_Chat
newhomebuilder
newhomebuilder
28 September 2007

Strata Unit Water Usage.

Strata Unit Water Usage.

I just called Consumer Affairs and they said there is no way we could pass on any water / wastewater usage to the tenant, unless we increased rents. Called the water…

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newhomebuilder
Sep 28, 2007 10:01 am
VJ
VJ
28 September 2007

ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?

ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS?
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Thanks for your reply Michelle. We got so focused about the inside of the house and the bricks, roof tiles, etc, but didn't do the checking of colours by going to a…

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VJ
Sep 28, 2007 1:57 pm
VJ
Michelle
Michelle
28 September 2007

Paint drying time

Paint drying time

If you are spraying full gloss, which you should be using for doors!! For me…if I were doing it….12 hours in-between coats! Full gloss needs to dry WELL, before…

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Michelle
Sep 28, 2007 5:12 pm
Michelle
Hopeless
Hopeless
30 September 2007

Imitation Tile and Weatherboard - urgent reply needed

Imitation Tile and Weatherboard - urgent reply needed

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: My god you have me rolling on the floor !!!!!! Unfortunately....he works at one of the biggest companies in our city and there is over 20 of them. I'm just…

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Hopeless
Sep 30, 2007 3:13 pm
brittany
brittany
30 September 2007

Site Costs - temporary power pole

Site Costs - temporary power pole

We have to install a power pit or pay the builder $4500 to do it. Think we'll be organising it ourselves.

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brittany
Sep 30, 2007 6:43 pm
brittany
Jinster
Jinster
4 October 2007

advice on red tape re changing external windows in apartment

advice on red tape re changing external windows in apartment

I just bought an apartment in St Kilda a couple of months ago. I am planning to do extensive renovations but the first thing I want to do is the change the external…

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Jinster
Oct 04, 2007 5:59 am
ewan
ewan
5 October 2007

Exterior Lighting

Exterior Lighting
1, 2

Not at the moment, i still do direct sales, old fashion face to face contact. But will be setting one up in the future.

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ewan
Oct 05, 2007 10:13 am
ewan
Cass
Cass
7 October 2007

Smelly plaster wall! Help Please!!

Smelly plaster wall! Help Please!!

Thanks for your replies guys. I am going to try the urine off stuff first and the light to see if I can locate it. I did a broader internet search as well and saw some…

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Cass
Oct 07, 2007 12:58 pm
Courtancer
Courtancer
8 October 2007

Conveyancer

Conveyancer

To clear things up a little, we had $80K of our own money to pay toward our land. The solicitor went against this and had the total cost of the land + his fees released…

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Courtancer
Oct 08, 2007 12:25 pm
Michelle
Michelle
8 October 2007

New spa area & ferns

New spa area & ferns

I think you’re brave mentioning that word “exotic” again!!!! I have found ferns to be a tad bit finicky if you don’t know what you’re…

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Michelle
Oct 08, 2007 6:02 pm
Michelle
mrees
mrees
8 October 2007

Tendering Advise Please

Tendering Advise Please

Thanks Matt :) And thanks for the heads up mate. Now, go kick some A$$ over that kitchen benchtop of yours!

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mrees
Oct 08, 2007 8:33 pm
mrees
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matt walker
Oct 09, 2007 10:08 am
matt walker
Michelle
Michelle
10 October 2007

Rendering front of house

Rendering front of house

McReidy…I HOPE you meant to type WIFE….not WIDE, hope she doesn’t read your post!!!! Oh, I see Casa beat me to it! Hahahahahah I actually can see a grey roof!…

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Michelle
Oct 10, 2007 5:48 pm
Michelle
VJ
VJ
11 October 2007

Roof requirements

Roof requirements

Hi Law18, Thanks for sharing that photo. That's a very nice roof tile! Very sleek! I think we made a good choice! Yes, the difference is the striping effect of the…

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VJ
Oct 11, 2007 1:34 pm
VJ
brittany
brittany
11 October 2007

Outdoor Spa & 15 amp plug

Outdoor Spa & 15 amp plug

Off to alter electrical plans now .... Thanks !

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brittany
Oct 11, 2007 3:57 pm
brittany
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
11 October 2007

ANYONE KNOW WHERE WE ARE UP TO????

ANYONE KNOW WHERE WE ARE UP TO????

I've started a "Ministry of stupid posts" so when those mad posting sessions are flying, everyone can keep up? With the posts I mean :shock: Steve

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Yak_Chat
Oct 11, 2007 11:31 pm
Yak_Chat
northlakes
northlakes
12 October 2007

Building on land we don't technically own...

Building on land we don't technically own...

Hi Gus, I doubt very much that any institute will provide you with a home mortgage, if you do not own the land. Think about it…if you default on the loan, how can…

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northlakes
Oct 12, 2007 8:36 pm


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