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Ponzu
Ponzu
17 June 2015

Prematurely purchased furniture and whitegoods

Prematurely purchased furniture and whitegoods
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Would your builder let you have them delivered and locked up in your garage? That way they are…

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Ponzu
Jun 17, 2015 8:27 pm
heatherkam
heatherkam
16 June 2015

BRICKS, Pgh or Austral? Adelaide

BRICKS, Pgh or Austral? Adelaide

Looks nice, it's such a hard choice, what are your other facade options? Roof, gutters, render etc?

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heatherkam
Jun 16, 2015 10:20 pm
heatherkam
Elecmuso
Elecmuso
15 June 2015

Weatherboard Renovation in Adelaide - Alternative claddings

Weatherboard Renovation in Adelaide - Alternative claddings

I was surprised today to find out that new Western Red Cedar is available t under $8 per linear metre and 170 wide. That means costs for this are not as high as I had…

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Elecmuso
Jun 15, 2015 5:49 pm
Elecmuso
Elecmuso
15 June 2015

Sourcing Weatherboard in Adelaide - prefer Western Red Cedar

Sourcing Weatherboard in Adelaide - prefer Western Red Cedar

It's a pretty ordinary profile. I'll get a sample to one of the timber yards such as Bone timber here and see what they say.

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Elecmuso
Jun 15, 2015 2:04 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 June 2015

Wood floors help

Wood floors help

What can I say. Every choice you make in building usually has cause and effect as you are finding out. Changing your mind after making an initial decision has consequences…

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Stewie D
Jun 14, 2015 6:33 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 June 2015

Shower Pole Over Niche

Shower Pole Over Niche

Yeah, some of those posted above do look very swisho. Until the OP posts up a pic of the shower enclosure or tells us the location and size of the actual niche involved…

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Stewie D
Jun 11, 2015 8:50 am
Adriang
Adriang
11 June 2015

Too kind to SS

Too kind to SS

I totally agree TomCat. One can be firm but reasonable, without being demanding. you need a good relationship with your SS and if you start of by discussing your…

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Adriang
Jun 11, 2015 8:49 am
Adriang
jessicana10
jessicana10
10 June 2015

Demolition: Colorbond roof and asbestos?

Demolition: Colorbond roof and asbestos?

yes I would say so unless its been renovated, our house was 1970's - its all factored into your demo quote. Ours was $15k for a totally cleared block of trees and…

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jessicana10
Jun 10, 2015 2:12 pm
jessicana10
jessicana10
jessicana10
9 June 2015

Power point wall height for TV?

Power point wall height for TV?

Thanks for that. We decided to just leave the power point at floor level for now as we don't have the tv or wall bracket yet so I have no idea where to place anything. I…

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jessicana10
Jun 09, 2015 10:16 pm
jessicana10
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Ehsantl
Jun 09, 2015 9:25 pm

Building Cost for New (investment/rental) Townhouse

Building Cost for New (investment/rental) Townhouse

Hi all, am planning to apply for subdivision with permits for 3 small investment townhouse (2 bed, 1 bath, and 1 parking), it will looks townhouse but actually more like…

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too young too simple
Jun 09, 2015 8:12 pm
building-expert
building-expert
9 June 2015

Terminates Brand New Home

Terminates Brand New Home

Thank you. We had pest control around but they were unable to identify this. Would you recommend us getting Termico…

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building-expert
Jun 09, 2015 6:18 am
building-expert
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 June 2015

Articulation Joint in brickwork

Articulation Joint in brickwork

Coz' they are brickies! It wouldn't be the first time brickies moved something like this to suit their brick courses/bond etc because it suited them better than what was…

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Stewie D
Jun 08, 2015 2:13 pm
JungleBee
JungleBee
8 June 2015

Re: Thornton, Release Plan 17, Champion Home terraces

Re: Thornton, Release Plan 17, Champion Home terraces

Re: Thornton Terrace Homes Hello, I am looking to make contact with purchasers of Champion Homes (terraces) at Thornton, Release Plan 17 (or any of the releases), who…

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JungleBee
Jun 08, 2015 9:21 am
Yd143
Yd143
7 June 2015

White/Grey Colour Scheme! Help!

White/Grey Colour Scheme! Help!

Hi Rachel! We are going for something similar, like in these pics of the display home. Only difference is our splashback is far more grey…

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Yd143
Jun 07, 2015 4:58 pm
clairelv
clairelv
7 June 2015

Moving the water metre???

Moving the water metre???

Did you move your water metre? Was it expensive? Looking at our engineers report I think we may need to move ours in order to have the driveway…

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clairelv
Jun 07, 2015 11:27 am

Looks like it might be wood wool boards:

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waxinggibbous
Jun 06, 2015 10:56 pm
waxinggibbous
travelbug
travelbug
6 June 2015

Cost of having a rental home?

Cost of having a rental home?

You need to add costs such as interest, management fees, water, council rates. You need to work out perceived rent then do the sums to see how much it will cost you to…

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travelbug
Jun 06, 2015 12:08 pm
Holly_wood81
Holly_wood81
5 June 2015

Carpet Underlay help!!

Carpet Underlay help!!

:: We have new very similar carpet in our master bedroom next to ensuite with porcelain tiles and looks just fine, you wont…

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Holly_wood81
Jun 05, 2015 9:14 am

I can upload images to other forums, but not to HomeOne. So I upload in other forum, but don't submit my post there. Cutting and pasting image links across to HomeOne.…

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mirz
Jun 04, 2015 10:31 pm
mirz
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Handy007
Jun 04, 2015 8:43 pm
redpixel
redpixel
4 June 2015

Questions from a newbie

Questions from a newbie

If you get stuck regarding the broker, let me know! We are building our first house in melbourne too (titling december) and have got an amazing…

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redpixel
Jun 04, 2015 3:01 pm
clairelv
clairelv
3 June 2015

My nightmare with Aveling Homes

My nightmare with Aveling Homes

sorry to hear that .but do not to be so depressed .we will meet a lot of things and a lot of people during our whole life . so it is not a big deal just calm down and…

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clairelv
Jun 03, 2015 4:20 pm
mwccl
mwccl
2 June 2015

Downpipe in cavity?

Downpipe in cavity?
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I had a chat with the builder today and the builder mentioned that the cavity would be extended to bottom left side of the garage. It would be the same as the existing…

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mwccl
Jun 02, 2015 6:31 pm
robbie_p
robbie_p
1 June 2015

Floor insulation for shed

Floor insulation for shed

Hi guys, I have started lining / insulating my shed walls and I am going to be doing the roof too. The next thing I need to think about is the shed floor… Currently,…

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robbie_p
Jun 01, 2015 1:58 pm
kellie_87
kellie_87
1 June 2015

Home Group WA.

Home Group WA.

Hi tashandpete :) Come over to the building forum. There are a bunch of us building with HGWA, myself included :)

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kellie_87
Jun 01, 2015 1:42 pm
kellie_87
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
30 May 2015

Advisable to put in soakwell after handover ?

Advisable to put in soakwell after handover ?

Skydroid I would love to!!, but I broke my ankle last week ahaha. The more soak wells you have, the more surface area you have to empty the water. Being in piara waters…

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rebuilder86
May 30, 2015 4:55 pm
laurawhite
laurawhite
29 May 2015

Just married? Decorating ideas

Just married? Decorating ideas

There are a lot of things that change when you get married. You have to move in with someone else, and that means figuring out a lot of things about someone else’s…

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laurawhite
May 29, 2015 2:18 pm
laurawhite
oneJohn
oneJohn
29 May 2015

Foundations protection

Foundations protection

You'll want about a 50mm fall across the path anyhow, for proper drainage away from the house. Then you also need at least 50mm of the slab exposed for termite…

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oneJohn
May 29, 2015 1:40 pm
oneJohn
robbie_p
robbie_p
29 May 2015

Lining a shed - installing insulation batts

Lining a shed - installing insulation batts

Earthwool do offer a foil backed "space blanket", but it probably costs about 25% more in price, but reduces your R rating from 2 too 1.8. Not sure if that would affect…

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robbie_p
May 29, 2015 1:39 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
29 May 2015

Pre-Sale Inspections

Pre-Sale Inspections

How would a buyer ever trust some certificate given from some obscure company contracted by the vendor? While it would be nice if there could be a system where each…

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oneJohn
May 29, 2015 1:36 pm
oneJohn
junaidzs
junaidzs
29 May 2015

Augusta 33 by Carlisle Homes

Augusta 33 by Carlisle Homes

Thanks Tash, will definitely check there.

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junaidzs
May 29, 2015 11:52 am
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
28 May 2015

Shower space out by 20mm acceptable?

Shower space out by 20mm acceptable?

sorry i did a really bad rushed job at explaining that. The tiler starts in the shower recess, aligning it in such a way that the largest possible section of tile is up…

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rebuilder86
May 28, 2015 10:11 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
28 May 2015

Boral Brick- Kurrajong

Boral Brick- Kurrajong

We are choosing Kurrajong, but not building till later this year - sorry!! My parent's neighbours (in Drouin) used Kurrajong and I always think how nice their house…

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TashPaul
May 28, 2015 3:17 pm
TashPaul
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
28 May 2015

Ceiling Fan Required for Media Room

Ceiling Fan Required for Media Room

A simple fan should not cost this - eg Clipsal. If you need exhaust from the room - one idea might be an exhaust type unit - as you see in toilets - but not powered - ie…

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Saint Mike
May 28, 2015 10:06 am
Saint Mike

What's with the rendered fad?!

What's with the rendered fad?!
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Fortunately most criminals are dumb. It would be easy enough to break in to an FC clad house with a pair of pliers, quietly breaking out a big enough hole to get…

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1960sModernistHome
May 27, 2015 8:38 pm
1960sModernistHome
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
27 May 2015

Wobbly 3 sided shed

Wobbly 3 sided shed

I would use Pryda Speed Brace for the roof as this is typically used for bracing roof trusses. For best effect, install it in pairs as cross bracing

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Beetaloo
May 27, 2015 2:43 pm
Beetaloo
johnbrownsniece
johnbrownsniece
27 May 2015

Ventura Homes or HGWA

Ventura Homes or HGWA

Skydroid, that would be great please send the reps details

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johnbrownsniece
May 27, 2015 12:07 pm
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MJ51
May 26, 2015 10:06 pm
archetto
archetto
25 May 2015

Downpipes on front facade

Downpipes on front facade
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No I put those downpipes on myself using paint to show how it will look if they put them on the front facade, you will see on my first post where the downpipes are…

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archetto
May 25, 2015 8:20 pm
archetto

This is what I would do to the kitchen. I would recess the ceiling so it frames the kitchen off from the rest of the space, i've extended the bench and where the pantry…

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archetto
May 25, 2015 12:19 pm
archetto
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aloenyx
May 24, 2015 11:57 am
aloenyx
FireFox
FireFox
23 May 2015

Carbon Tax Repeal - Pricing Changes?

Carbon Tax Repeal - Pricing Changes?

I'm sure. That 1-2% ~ 5-10k will make a nice profit for most builders let alone manufactures. So I'm sure it will all get swallowed up. I'd highly doubt your builder…

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FireFox
May 23, 2015 12:05 am
FireFox
j2k
j2k
22 May 2015

Install Cast Iron Lace / Frieze to Terrace house

Install Cast Iron Lace / Frieze to Terrace house

Cheers mate. The hard thing is finding timber screws with flat button heads and not Bugle or countersunk heads. As thought a flat surface against the metal would be…

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j2k
May 22, 2015 10:19 pm
robbie_p
robbie_p
22 May 2015

Converting a shed into a teenagers retreat

Converting a shed into a teenagers retreat

definitely no plans to rent it out.. purely for a teenagers retreat / visitors sleep over room...

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robbie_p
May 22, 2015 1:51 pm
karenk
karenk
22 May 2015

Brick, Dune Cladding and Seamist Roof

Brick, Dune Cladding and Seamist Roof

Hi there We are building and like the sound of the dune cladding with Seamist roof. Does anyone have any pics of these colour mixes please so I can get an idea of the…

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karenk
May 22, 2015 1:21 pm


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