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ahuang
ahuang
1 June 2007

Is it compulsory to start construction within certain time?

Is it compulsory to start construction within certain time?

Be careful, you also have to consider council approval process as well. 1. From council side, normally there's an expiry date. For our council it's 5 years. After that…

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ahuang
Jun 01, 2007 12:55 pm
ahuang
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
3 June 2007

Building expo - Sydney

Building expo - Sydney

Hi Casa - no - I was interested in going to http://www.grex.com.au/ - the Green & Renewable Energy Expo - but have come down wiht a cold :? Looked like some good…

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stonecutter1309
Jun 03, 2007 10:36 am
stonecutter1309
pasey25
pasey25
3 June 2007

Building expo - Melbourne

Building expo - Melbourne

yep, i went yesterday. it was ok, no-where near as much stuff as the home show earlier in the year. we still managed to see a few things that interested us.

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pasey25
Jun 03, 2007 11:18 am
pasey25
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
4 June 2007

Eco Living Expo Adelaide - 2nd & 3rd June 2007

Eco Living Expo Adelaide - 2nd & 3rd June 2007

Hey Mat I found some great stuff at the show. :wink: First up they have some stuff called "timbercrete" Basically concrete blocks made of sawdust and concrete that are 2/3…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 04, 2007 6:08 pm
Yak_Chat
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
4 June 2007

"Development" ... Who should advise us?

"Development" ... Who should advise us?

Thanks heaps Steve, I'll follow up. We definitely want one of these types of documents, in addition to all pre-building-phase legal stuff. We're looking for a suitably…

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Elizabeth
Jun 04, 2007 6:16 pm
commodorenut
commodorenut
4 June 2007

Underground powerlines- single or 3 phase?

Underground powerlines- single or 3 phase?

A mate of mine has 3 phase in his meter box, but only a single phase A/C unit. He got a sparky to wire up his A/V room to one phase on it's own, and spread the house,…

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commodorenut
Jun 04, 2007 8:08 pm
commodorenut
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
6 June 2007

Sand Pit

Sand Pit

How about (or Hoo aboot -as my 5yo would say) filling it with those plastic balls instead of sand? You know the sort that you find a play centres. It seems such a waste to…

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3timesbuilda
Jun 06, 2007 9:29 am
3timesbuilda
ahuang
ahuang
6 June 2007

Counter Line means .... ??

Counter Line means .... ??

Might also want to have a chat with council. Builder can put in any design, but it's council (and your neighbours...) who approves it. Make sure the builder has…

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ahuang
Jun 06, 2007 3:30 pm
ahuang
gg23
gg23
7 June 2007

2nd Hand Timber for sub floor

2nd Hand Timber for sub floor

hello, Wondering if any one can advise on the rules relating to the use of 2nd hand timber for sub floor frame supported by concrete stumps. I am required to use: 95 x…

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gg23
Jun 07, 2007 1:45 pm
kanchi7880
kanchi7880
10 June 2007

Site Preparation Cost for Sloppy Block & Suggestions

Site Preparation Cost for Sloppy Block & Suggestions

Kanchi, ask your prospective neighbours!! Knock on the door and ask the question of them....they might tell you?? As for my progress click…

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kanchi7880
Jun 10, 2007 12:36 pm
Arc
Arc
11 June 2007

How good are National Homes?

How good are National Homes?

I was looking at National Homes a while back, but aside from another salesman who used to work with them giving me a few things to look out for, a friend at work recently…

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Arc
Jun 11, 2007 12:46 am
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royalblue
Jun 12, 2007 12:42 am
Rod1949
Rod1949
12 June 2007

Perth/WA People - Giveaway Gyprock sheets

Perth/WA People - Giveaway Gyprock sheets

I have 3/3000 x 1200 sheets of Gyprock (left overs) to give away. They are at my house in the Morley area. If you want them the reply via this thread.

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Rod1949
Jun 12, 2007 9:48 am
Simple
Simple
13 June 2007

How happy are you with your builder??

How happy are you with your builder??

Yes M3tricon take far too long, It's taken approx. 19 months since paying initial deposit - 12 months since signing the…

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Simple
Jun 13, 2007 12:42 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 June 2007

Opinions on "Good Constructions" in Melbourne

Opinions on "Good Constructions" in Melbourne

We used Extensions Unlimited 3 yars back and loved the service and the quality. http://www.extensionsunlimited.com.au

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mattwalker
Jun 14, 2007 11:37 am
mattwalker
vpande
vpande
15 June 2007

Any drawback of having Driveway on side of the house

Any drawback of having Driveway on side of the house

Metrikon also has a couple of double storey homes with flexible driveway position. check with their sales person at Berwick. He would also be able to give a ball park…

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vpande
Jun 15, 2007 9:13 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
16 June 2007

Five minutes alone with them...that's all I want

Five minutes alone with them...that's all I want
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Just a pain for all involved really, and I can't help but think the costs of theft and vandalism must be passed on to us as consumers…

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mattwalker
Jun 16, 2007 10:15 am
mattwalker
AnnieK
AnnieK
18 June 2007

Designing A Home Office

Designing A Home Office

Many thanks guys - I have sent an email to our local Dial-A-Nerd now to try and get as much info as possible on wiring and setting up for technology - I image that would…

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AnnieK
Jun 18, 2007 4:25 pm
AnnieK
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
19 June 2007

What I've been up to......

What I've been up to......

Thanks, I'm using the same ironbark for the decking out the back whilst I'm using a mixed aussie hardwood for the front decking. The front verandah is just treated pine…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 19, 2007 3:24 pm
Dukekamaya
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 June 2007

Borrowing to pay taxes...

Borrowing to pay taxes...

I agree Ed, Our only real protest is our vote - But sometimes, not even that is very useful !!! Because it might tell one party/person we do not like them, and the…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 19, 2007 6:15 pm
Yak_Chat
sneakersss
sneakersss
20 June 2007

2nd Crossover

2nd Crossover

In fact if it crosses any services (gas, elect, phone, water, stormwater etc) you are probably going to need to get a permit - my favourite…

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sneakersss
Jun 20, 2007 3:44 pm
sneakersss
parker
parker
21 June 2007

Asbestos removed the wrong way?

Asbestos removed the wrong way?

Everything I've read says the only way to know for sure is to have a sample tested.

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parker
Jun 21, 2007 7:45 am
parker
bldn
bldn
23 June 2007

Anyone from Perth know a Bricklayer?

Anyone from Perth know a Bricklayer?

Hello. We are needing to get a small brick wall done and was wondering if anyone was from Perth and knew of someone reliable to do the job who would not rip us off? Seems…

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bldn
Jun 23, 2007 12:07 am
NeilD
NeilD
26 June 2007

Entry Doors

Entry Doors

It's 870 x 2160. As of yesterday afternoon, it looks like I found a local joiner to make one for…

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NeilD
Jun 26, 2007 7:37 am
libechacos
libechacos
26 June 2007

Solar Flat Panels - Great? or Gross?

Solar Flat Panels - Great? or Gross?

I would consider evacuated tube solar hot water. From the research I have done they are up to 40% more effective than flat panels there are 3 or 4 models available.…

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libechacos
Jun 26, 2007 1:47 pm
Tam
Tam
28 June 2007

WALL BED

WALL BED

Maybe I could do that with the in-laws as well :twisted: ooooh did I just say that. :shock:

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Tam
Jun 28, 2007 11:37 am
Tam
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
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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


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