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    Competent Concreters in Brisbane?

    I've just come across an updated version of ArchiCentre's Cost Guide http://www.archicentre.com.au/Sept2004costguide.pdf Concreting has definitely not changed since 2001. Interesting.
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    Competent Concreters in Brisbane?

    Hi Unit, Well, I did finally get hold of a licensed, experienced and humanly acceptable concreter. Actually, I hope he will do a good job because I can then recommend him to the company that is putting up my patio. They also said that concreters are a difficult lot - being polite I think :D...
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    Housing Construction Cycles and Interest Rates

    Ah, well, was in too much of a hurry to do a search :o
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    Housing Construction Cycles and Interest Rates

    In case you are not yet aware of this: A research paper released just this month by Economic Group Reserve Bank of Australia. http://www.rba.gov.au/rdp/RDP2004-08.pdf
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    Competent Concreters in Brisbane?

    Well, it's time to make some space in our shoebox sized PPOR and build a patio. The first thing I need is the concrete pad. After contacting three concreters, I'm beginning to get the shivers. The first one to arrive for a quote was wearing a totally torn shirt and looked like he'd been...
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    IP becomes PPOR for 12 months, then sell, then what?

    I wonder what the CGT implications are for this scenario: Buy IP: 1. rent out for about 7 months. 2. IP becomes PPOR for 14 months, before being sold. 3. During that time, former PPOR is rented out, but no tax deduction have been for that period. Do I now have pay CGT on that...
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    How to waterproof shed roof?

    Woah! Peter, I'll post the details tomorrow once I've had another look at the tin shed during daylight hours. :)
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    How to waterproof shed roof?

    Silicone seal it is :) That should do the trick, I hope. Else, more drastic measures like another roof over the existing one. Thanks folks!
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    How to waterproof shed roof?

    Have considered the silicone option, but am looking for other ideas before I go ahead with this one.
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    How to waterproof shed roof?

    I have one of those small zinc-alum sheds with a flat roof, but noticed that during heavy rain, it leaks badly. My suspicion is that the because the roof is almost flat, the water just accumulates on the roof, and during heavy rain the water rises to the level where the roof sheets overlap...
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    Brisbane - as new doors for sale

    Two 'talcum powder' white gloss painted doors for sale @ $10 each. These are Corinthian pre-hung doors which were used as wardrobe doors, so no locks, just door knobs attached. Door knobs are Tasmanian oak. Size: 2040 x 75 x 35 In as new condition. Location is Manly. If interested...
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    House for sale in Manly West

    I've been so busy with work, that I haven't even taken the time to look at the online ad, Skater. It would indeed be confusing. Right now it probably doesn't matter since it is under contract.
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    House for sale in Manly West

    Sunstone, It is now under contract at the price I had aniticipated in the first place :) Desto.
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    House for sale in Manly West

    Hi all, Because of changed personal circumstances one of my houses is now for sale. It can be viewed here, http://www.realestate.com.au/cgi-bin/rsearch?a=o&ag=&s=qld&c=63419867&tm=1082462214&id=101490024&f=20&p=10&t=res&ty=&snf=rbs&cu=&fmt=&header= Rental return is estimated to be...
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    Has anyone used Spanline?

    Thanks for all the valuable feedback. I'll talk with the Spanline guy again, as well as a few local builders this week. Definitely another learning experience. :)
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    Forewarned is forearmed.

    Hmmm... I wonder how the price of a concrete slab would compare with timber floor, considering these price rises. I understand that concrete is still cheaper than timber when it comes to flooring. Or maybe the price of timber will go up as well? Any reason for these price rises?
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    Has anyone used Spanline?

    Willair, The $19K sounds good for what you had constructed; my aim is max of around $25K for a slightly smaller size and definitely not 16m off the ground. How much was labour? That usually makes up about 2/3 of the entire cost. I'd also need someone to draw up the plans, can you...
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    Advice on selling land in Brisbane city

    Hiya Jase! Online my favourite place for all things real estate, apart from this forum of course, is realestate.com.au. This seems to be the leader in the online options for advertising your property, whether house or land. Good luck with the sale :)
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    Has anyone used Spanline?

    I'm looking at a few options of increasing available space in my PPOR. One way is to add a semi-detached home office to the back of the house. The quote for a 64sqm addition using the Spanline system was around $42K. That's a bit steep for my liking, but haven't ruled it out as an option yet...
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    What industry puts food on your table?

    No matter how hard I try to get out of IT, it keeps on sucking me back in. I tried landscaping for a while. Was great fun, until I was asked to do some software development work again...and again...and .... Now that I'm back at the keyboard, I'm having thoughts about other means of...
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