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Joined 29 October 2012
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2 years2 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Never hired a plasterer before, is this normal?

Hi Liliana, no the house house weather board, it is brick but - I don't know how to describe it but the house has wood linings(?) that are decorative. …

2 years2 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Never hired a plasterer before, is this normal?

Hi Liliana, wish I knew all this before! There was minimal sanding, I had to point out specific parts that were missed. When I asked about the…

2 years2 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Never hired a plasterer before, is this normal?

Hi Stewie, I have no idea whether there is a sealer or undercoat. :(

2 years2 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Never hired a plasterer before, is this normal?

I did not specify. I siad the house needed to be painted, and it had to look good in preparation for a sale.
For $3000 over 2 weeks, I assumed…

2 years2 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Never hired a plasterer before, is this normal?

Thanks for the feedback, we weren't sure what to expect.
We paid $1200 for the plastering which was completed in a day and a half, and $3000 for a further 2…

2 years2 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Never hired a plasterer before, is this normal?

Thanks Stewie, it's a relief to know it'll come off. Is this normal if we were to get more plastering work done?

2 years2 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Never hired a plasterer before, is this normal?

The plastering job looked like it was done well but there are white marks all over the brick walls that can't come off.
I don't know if it's some kind of…

5 years5 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Snake Deterrents ?

If I was going to have guinea fowls, I'd have more than three for sure.
Have you guys seen a documentary called 'My Life as a Turkey'? It's quite surprisingly…

5 years5 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Snake Deterrents ?

The property is just under one acre so space shouldn't be a problem, lots of trees and foliage around if they want to go sit on a branch or something.

5 years5 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Snake Deterrents ?

Where does one buy guinea fowls anyway?

5 years5 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Snake Deterrents ?

Ah well, it looks like I'm going to have a lot of trouble then. I have two cats and a dog. So the kookaburras might attack them, and…

5 years5 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Snake Deterrents ?

I saw a couple of kookaburras at the property but I think the building process will probably scare them away.

5 years5 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Snake Deterrents ?

I guess the safest bet would be to use both pulse emitters and guinea fowls. I don't suppose you can get em at the local pet shop, those guinea…

5 years5 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Best/Cheapest place to buy paint in Melbourne

Just came back from Velvet Paint in Clifton Hill, bought a 10L Dulux can, $132. Staff was friendly and helpful.
At Bunnings and Masters the same 10L cans were…

5 years5 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Building a fence - etiquette?

Thanks miteq, if I was to build a fence, I'd let my neighbours know too. It was just a hypothetical situation I wanted to discuss above.

5 years5 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Building a fence - etiquette?

That's a lot of reading!
Heh thanks, it looks like a lot of great info, I'll be printing some of them out and reading through them.
I should…

5 years5 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Building a fence - etiquette?

I figured that if I had a proper fence, my dog wouldn't run into the thick bush and get lost or end up in another property (amongst other reasons).

5 years5 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Building a fence - etiquette?

Hi Yogybear, this is in Victoria, Belgrave. The local council website has some information but nothing specific:
http://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Resid ... ing/Fences

5 years5 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Building a fence - etiquette?

Out of interest - if I wanted to build a fence around my property, the normal thing to do is to discuss with my neighbours and split the costs, right?
What…

5 years5 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Unknown Plant Sprouted in Pot on Balcony

It looks so strong and determined, I wouldn't want to cut it down so it's great you've moved it to its own pot.

5 years5 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Unknown Plant Sprouted in Pot on Balcony

You could try the ABC's Gardening Australia tv show's website forum here:
http://www2b.abc.net.au/tmb/Client/Board.aspx?b=72
Don't know if you watch the show:
http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/

5 years5 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Unknown Plant Sprouted in Pot on Balcony

That's a pretty determined looking plant. You might have to post this in a botany forum to find out what it is.

6 years6 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
survey cost

ah you're in WA, it may be different there. I'm in Victoria, the site survey is conducted by surveying engineers so that may be the engineer certification that they're…

6 years6 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
survey cost

Thanks to you both, I'm on a huge learning curve. A soil test and site survey is generally $500 - $1500, I wouldn't have thought you'd need to spend…

6 years6 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
survey cost

In that case, what's the difference between the soil test and the engineering? Because I thought the soil type will be able to determine the engineering required to build…

6 years6 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
survey cost

Can I ask what the difference is between the site survey and the contour plan? As far as I know, the site survey produces the contour plan doesn't it?

6 years6 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
survey cost

I was under the impression that the soil test and site survey is all the builders need to determine how to build on the property (and therefore the costs). …

6 years6 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
survey cost

I've been told $500 at the cheapest, to $1500 for the 'premium' survey where they spend 3x the amount of time at the property, for whatever reason.

6 years6 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
How much for independent survey ?

I was given two quotes of $1000 to do both the soil test and site survey.
One quote of $2000 for the same thing.
And another quote of about $1500 just to…

6 years6 yearsOneTreeFallingOneTreeFalling posted:
Hello, just bought vacant land in Melbourne's East.

Thanks to the both of you, fellow Melburnians I see.
My partner told me about this forum, she spent hours reading up about the building process that the forum…

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