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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
Knuckle
Knuckle
7 August 2007

Home Bar!!

Home Bar!!

Sorry to tell you this, but I reckon you'll have about as much luck as the guy who wants a brickie to build a letterbox. Try a 'handy-man' service instead or teach…

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Knuckle
Aug 07, 2007 10:29 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
8 August 2007

Rawdon Hill

Rawdon Hill

We probably like the design we are getting with PD a little better, the rawdon hill base price was reasonably expensive (though they did include heaps as standard), and…

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vanderlay
Aug 08, 2007 2:25 pm
vanderlay
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


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