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Nugget18
Nugget18
21 February 2014

MJH display home at lochinvar

MJH display home at lochinvar

Has anybody been lucky enough to find out the splashback colour used in the kitchen at the MJH display home at Lochinvar? I've made a few calls to MJH and called Integral…

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Nugget18
Feb 21, 2014 9:02 pm
deluxes
deluxes
21 February 2014

POOL QUESTIONS

POOL QUESTIONS

Sure is. There are big metal gates on the bridge entrance, which mostly stay open on weekdays/nights. They do shut them on the weekends sometimes. But, you can park at…

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deluxes
Feb 21, 2014 3:13 pm
deluxes
chrip
chrip
19 February 2014

Door bell

Door bell

hey guys I just finished building my house and now I need to install a door bell. The problem is, I have 2 very large 820 wide x 2340 high doors, around these doors i…

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chrip
Feb 19, 2014 12:27 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 February 2014

Basement garage

Basement garage

There is No easy answer to your question about viability as excavation will be only part of the cost. As for the ease of excavation I would expect that it would be more…

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bashworth
Feb 19, 2014 4:48 am
bashworth
PanRaptor
PanRaptor
18 February 2014

Near Maps

Near Maps

I forgot to mention, the most recent photo on Nearmaps is from the 10th of Jan 2014.

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PanRaptor
Feb 18, 2014 11:43 am
PanRaptor
nickmilne
nickmilne
17 February 2014

Pool Building in Inner West Melbourne

Pool Building in Inner West Melbourne

We are wanting to put in an in ground pool in the inner western suburbs of Melbourne. I know we have reactive clay soil, however, I am getting a lot of conflicting advice…

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nickmilne
Feb 17, 2014 12:06 pm
sogg
sogg
17 February 2014

Help with render

Help with render

Hi Guys, We are building a new home with Porter Davis and considering rendering the outside, when talking about the topic with my inlaws who have a fully rendered house,…

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sogg
Feb 17, 2014 10:05 am
apple88
apple88
17 February 2014

Agi drains

Agi drains

hi dumb question but are the agi pipe slots supposed to be at the top or bottom or side? thanks

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apple88
Feb 17, 2014 9:24 am

Hi All, I just New in this forum. I just bought my first home (Victoria) and live in there for around two weeks. The home built by Porter Davis in March 2009 and i like…

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Fherry
Feb 16, 2014 10:05 pm
Sanna
Sanna
16 February 2014

Photo?????

Photo?????

Cool thanks! I'll get onto it,

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Sanna
Feb 16, 2014 9:08 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
16 February 2014

Home shows

Home shows

Ok thanks bash

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Crazyk
Feb 16, 2014 2:37 pm
Crazyk
Mr Wolf
Mr Wolf
14 February 2014

Home Buyers Centre St Tropez

Home Buyers Centre St Tropez

It might help to post this in the build a home forum here viewforum.php?f=31 And also post the plan you are building. Hope this helps.

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Mr Wolf
Feb 14, 2014 5:36 pm
travelbug
travelbug
14 February 2014

reno / repairs help / inputs needed

reno / repairs help / inputs needed

Welcome to the Hills. Lovely neck of the woods. I asked my carpenter but he's too busy. Sorry. Why didn't you start organising it as soon as you exchanged…

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travelbug
Feb 14, 2014 4:00 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
14 February 2014

Overlooking Issue

Overlooking Issue
1, 2

Not sure the original poster is even looking at the thread......

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AussieMark
Feb 14, 2014 1:30 pm
nectar
nectar
14 February 2014

Who certifies fill and how

Who certifies fill and how

Me again :) How can we confirm the fill is 'safe' ie no asbestos, no chemicals etc? Should the council have asked for proof? Who holds that proof of safety?

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nectar
Feb 14, 2014 11:27 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 February 2014

Aerobic treatment plant advice

Aerobic treatment plant advice

I just shot a PM to SaveH20 who deals with tanks every day and seems to be the resident guru for all things rainwater etc. His suggestion is to post this question on the…

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Stewie D
Feb 14, 2014 10:29 am
nectar
nectar
13 February 2014

House demolition

House demolition

Speak to them nicely about your concerns of debris and termites on your property - it shouldn't be on your property!! Video it, take pics of it, document it. Call council…

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nectar
Feb 13, 2014 6:55 am
JB1
JB1
12 February 2014

Advice re: Faulty cooktop install

Advice re: Faulty cooktop install

Forget it, given the timeframe. Especially now the wiring has been tampered with/repaired by someone other than the builder. I would imagine the builder will simply…

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JB1
Feb 12, 2014 9:46 pm
wood bang
wood bang
12 February 2014

prestart advice

prestart advice

Suggest you tick off on all the following: - Architectural plans are all correct incl electrical, lighting, joinery details - Make sure you understand all part of the…

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wood bang
Feb 12, 2014 1:03 pm
wood bang
mirz
mirz
11 February 2014

Tall Garage Ceiling with Panel Lift Door

Tall Garage Ceiling with Panel Lift Door

Thanks for sharing such nice storage idea. But expensive though. It can be put together with little bit if welding skills.

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mirz
Feb 11, 2014 8:30 pm
mirz
d@n
d@n
10 February 2014

Colour bond colour scheme

Colour bond colour scheme

Try posting a pic of your facade. This will help decide.

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d@n
Feb 10, 2014 8:57 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 February 2014

Gutter guards- Gutta Filta?

Gutter guards- Gutta Filta?

You need to check the product reviews, particularly on US sites. Google combinations of review, gutta, gutter, filta, filter and foam. Also be aware that the BCA has a…

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SaveH2O
Feb 10, 2014 6:58 pm
SaveH2O
oldchippy
oldchippy
10 February 2014

Storybook homes Mornington peninsula

Storybook homes Mornington peninsula

Have been around for a long time- I was inspired by their designs 15 years ago.Built one similar. If you do build with their designs,think about the maintenance…

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oldchippy
Feb 10, 2014 4:29 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
10 February 2014

Non-Toxic Outdoor Plants For Pets

Non-Toxic Outdoor Plants For Pets

We've found some citronella plants/shrubs. Quite nice - keep mossies away - and appear harmless to pets. Could be good for near windows. Not sure on flowers ... :) In a…

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Saint Mike
Feb 10, 2014 11:17 am
Saint Mike
SychoAngel
SychoAngel
10 February 2014

Cost of demolition and asbestos removal

Cost of demolition and asbestos removal

UGH! just saw my previous post - Sorry Everyone!!! Looks like my phone pocket posted on my behalf :/

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SychoAngel
Feb 10, 2014 7:37 am
SychoAngel
1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
8 February 2014

Building with Eden Brea - Jordan Springs

Building with Eden Brea - Jordan Springs

We bought land separate from house. I didn't have any issues at all. I do find their process a bit drawn out... And you really have to think about every aspect in…

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1sttimebuilding2012
Feb 08, 2014 10:43 am
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SaveH2O
Feb 07, 2014 5:07 pm
SaveH2O
Lourance
Lourance
7 February 2014

Late completion compensation - $15 a day - is that normal?

Late completion compensation - $15 a day - is that normal?

Ours was $250 a week and they where 2 weeks over so they paid us $500.00

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Lourance
Feb 07, 2014 4:02 pm
Kalz
Kalz
7 February 2014

NowLiving - Ready to move new houses - Review

NowLiving - Ready to move new houses - Review

Hi, We are looking at properties from Nowliving - New houses ready to move. These are made available through WA housing scheme and built by BGC. I would like to know…

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Kalz
Feb 07, 2014 3:09 pm
aza0
aza0
6 February 2014

Help with data points

Help with data points

Make sure you have a phone point in the garage where you have the modem for adsl. From there you run all your network cables out to your house. For me I have 6in the…

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aza0
Feb 06, 2014 4:51 pm
RobbieBob
RobbieBob
6 February 2014

Has anyone used Ocean Micra Laminex?

Has anyone used Ocean Micra Laminex?

Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone has used Ocean Micra Laminex for cupboard doors. I'm considering this colour for my laundry overhead cabionet and linen closet, with…

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RobbieBob
Feb 06, 2014 1:59 pm
ugbug
ugbug
6 February 2014

Changing a ceiling fan control knob? First world problem.

Changing a ceiling fan control knob? First world problem.

Thanks for that picture, the pictures on the clipsal site only show the front on view.

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ugbug
Feb 06, 2014 11:46 am
ugbug
building-expert
building-expert
6 February 2014

variations and extra contract time

variations and extra contract time

Whilst builder is entitled to extension of time if variation genuinely delays the build it always must be reasonable. Owner has the option not to agree and advice from…

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building-expert
Feb 06, 2014 11:45 am
building-expert
bindi
bindi
6 February 2014

Talbot Walsh (Perth)

Talbot Walsh (Perth)

We got a sign off these guys last month and it looks great at the front of the house. It was a 300 x 400 x 2mm stainless steel house sign with our house number and…

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bindi
Feb 06, 2014 12:30 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 February 2014

Tolerance levels?

Tolerance levels?

Oh so true! Many…

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SaveH2O
Feb 05, 2014 4:01 pm
SaveH2O
wood bang
wood bang
5 February 2014

[Help] Lodging a complain

[Help] Lodging a complain

I get one of this type of cases once a month now, and sadly to say that I see it too often. You would need to do the following: - Put your defects in writing to the…

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wood bang
Feb 05, 2014 12:47 pm
wood bang
wood bang
wood bang
5 February 2014

New purchase and retainers.

New purchase and retainers.

I would agree with building-expert on this one, with out more details it is actually hard to say what type of defect it is and what is the cause. Before you start…

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wood bang
Feb 05, 2014 12:36 pm
wood bang
wood bang
wood bang
5 February 2014

Drilling into brick wall and struck metal - what now?

Drilling into brick wall and struck metal - what now?

Its a brick wall right? So it'll either: - Lintel - Brick ties you still can drill through it

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wood bang
Feb 05, 2014 12:33 pm
wood bang
Lex
Lex
4 February 2014

Basin installaion issue, builder rejected to correct

Basin installaion issue, builder rejected to correct

.. Call the manufacture and get absolute confirmation of the installation orientation (I've contacted the manufacturer of products numerous…

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Lex
Feb 04, 2014 7:07 pm
Lex
Charlotte1
Charlotte1
4 February 2014

Lucci fans

Lucci fans

I'd just like to share an experience I had today with Lucci fans quality control and their warranty process. I'm curious to know if others have had similar experiences or…

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Charlotte1
Feb 04, 2014 5:19 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 February 2014

EcoClassic Head Office has Moved...

EcoClassic Head Office has Moved...

Hi Please note... To be able to cope with a big future, we have moved from 79 Hallam South Rd to a much bigger factory at 17-25 Wedgewood…

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ECOECO
Feb 04, 2014 11:56 am
ECOECO
joshnjacqui
joshnjacqui
4 February 2014

Shaker kitchen costs with big builders

Shaker kitchen costs with big builders

Can someone explain what a shaker kitchen is exactly?

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joshnjacqui
Feb 04, 2014 11:18 am
steevo
steevo
3 February 2014

Fence Boundary

Fence Boundary

I questioned my local council here in adelaide as i was looking to put a fence slightly inside the boundary fence on my side of the property,and they said no worries,and…

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steevo
Feb 03, 2014 1:48 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 February 2014

How much is too much?

How much is too much?

I'm watching for this. We have a 12 month "check" period - which is nearly up. I figured a full 4 seasons would be good. A few "hair" cracks in garage - but I've seen…

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Saint Mike
Feb 03, 2014 7:39 am
Saint Mike
worktime
worktime
3 February 2014

Henley Facade

Henley Facade

yeah, if u talk to their sales ppl they can generally pull out some other client homes they've built with that facade/design.

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worktime
Feb 02, 2014 11:41 pm
worktime

can the afresco ceiling cedar be added after handover? My tender guy is trying to convince me that it should be done with the build first time and says it would be hard,…

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worktime
Feb 02, 2014 10:37 pm
worktime
nectar
nectar
2 February 2014

Where to escalate building complaints to?

Where to escalate building complaints to?

Only as we are in the thick of it... I agree call Fair Trading and lodge a complaint, it costs nothing you can download the form and away you go...there are different time…

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nectar
Feb 02, 2014 3:14 pm


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