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winderic
Apr 10, 2013 4:45 pm
33amc
33amc
10 April 2013

Deposit Payment

Deposit Payment

Have you signed a pre lim agreement? This is the proper way to do it which gives him the nod to organise plans and engineering etc

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33amc
Apr 10, 2013 11:07 am
33amc
33amc
10 April 2013

Angle grinder adapter

Angle grinder adapter

get a new backing plate for your grinder. Get a makita brand one for eg and put it on. last time i bought one they were under $10 There should be a plate under the…

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33amc
Apr 10, 2013 11:02 am
33amc
33amc
10 April 2013

New house, noisy 2nd floor (should builder fix it?)

New house, noisy 2nd floor (should builder fix it?)

I would say most squeaks are a result of the joist moving in in any metal hanging brackets. I house that young shouldnt be squeaking on the flooring nails Is it throughout…

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33amc
Apr 10, 2013 10:36 am
Lourance
Lourance
10 April 2013

Hairline crack prior to handover

Hairline crack prior to handover

Any chance you can upload a photo of the crack and showing where it is ?

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Lourance
Apr 10, 2013 7:15 am

Are you a builder? Do you build more than 25 homes a year? Do you build in the South Eastern passage of Melbourne? Do you outsource all your joinery needs? If you…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
dreamin
dreamin
9 April 2013

Would you accept this???

Would you accept this???
1, 2, 3, 4

I would be concerned about the cut roof tiles . The tile in the gutter should be a full tile and the cut edge should be concealed under the ridge tile. The way your tiles…

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dreamin
Apr 09, 2013 5:38 pm
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onc_artisan
Apr 09, 2013 8:54 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 April 2013

Tip - how to remove tile adhesive

Tip - how to remove tile adhesive

If you can re wet the tile adhesive, what would that mean for the longevity of the service life of the tile adhesive? Also the is a tool called a grout rake... But ten…

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onc_artisan
Apr 09, 2013 1:57 am
onc_artisan
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
8 April 2013

Garden bed around house

Garden bed around house

When we built in Adelaide some years ago the builder's warranty stated unless there was perimeter concrete paving around the building, (forget the width) and grading away…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 08, 2013 6:20 pm
Knomestar
Knomestar
8 April 2013

Builders- NSW

Builders- NSW

Can anyone recommend any Builders for the Central Coast of NSW that are experienced with sloping sites, affordable and reliable? Thanks

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Knomestar
Apr 08, 2013 3:55 pm
Knomestar
Knomestar
8 April 2013

HELP! Building a home NSW - Getting started

HELP! Building a home NSW - Getting started

Hello, We have purchased some sloping land on the Central Coast of NSW. As this is the first time we are building I would like to get some advice on trustworthy and…

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Knomestar
Apr 08, 2013 11:20 am
bashworth
bashworth
6 April 2013

False or Misleading Spec Sheets

False or Misleading Spec Sheets

The specification needs to be read in conjunction with the drawings. (see http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=75) Your plan only shows cupboards under the trough so what you…

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bashworth
Apr 06, 2013 4:15 pm
bashworth
thursty 1
thursty 1
6 April 2013

rusty shed roof

rusty shed roof

Can anyone please tell me if there is a product/paint availble that will seal a leaky and rusted corrugated roof..? thanks

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thursty 1
Apr 06, 2013 2:22 am
Team PD
Team PD
5 April 2013

New Porter Davis display centre in Craigieburn

New Porter Davis display centre in Craigieburn

This weekend we open another display centre in the booming North at Aston in Craigieburn which will showcase three great designs – the very popular Montague from our…

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Team PD
Apr 05, 2013 8:57 pm
Team PD
Agape
Agape
5 April 2013

The Contract Meeting

The Contract Meeting

Thanks for the feedback - well as it turns out we couldn't sign it anyway due to having to go back to Town Planning for drainage issues (see my whinge in my purple…

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Agape
Apr 05, 2013 1:59 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 April 2013

Polished concrete floors

Polished concrete floors

WNZ - if you do a search here on the forums for " Polished concrete floors " you will get a lot of hits. Trawl through them and you will get a lot of info. Stewie ( ex…

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Stewie D
Apr 05, 2013 7:26 am
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
4 April 2013

Telstra Velocity Rebate!

Telstra Velocity Rebate!

Telstra has stopped doing the $1500 rebate since late last year, if you bought land in the Telstra Smart Community last year, the developer will honour the rebate instead…

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EmeryBB
Apr 04, 2013 9:51 pm
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
4 April 2013

Renovating an apartment block garage?

Renovating an apartment block garage?

anythings possible but don't always assume it will be approved and don't just buy in the hope you can do it ring council ask for planning dept tell them the situation see…

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bingoshelley
Apr 04, 2013 7:36 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
4 April 2013

Solar Choice

Solar Choice

for our solar we are getting a timer for the pool pump so it can run doing the day. also washing etc will be done during the day…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 04, 2013 12:54 pm
tezza87
tezza87
4 April 2013

Exterior Colour Schemes - Modern Greys

Exterior Colour Schemes - Modern Greys

We have just picked our colours a shale grey roof with a feature render solver charcoal and main render solver southwards all tones of grey hoping it will look good

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tezza87
Apr 03, 2013 11:36 pm
tezza87
piscean
piscean
3 April 2013

Can’t see a rodent

Can’t see a rodent

I had this issue in one room of my house where you could smell a strange smell when in the room but I suspected it was coming from the ceiling plaster, probably from a…

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piscean
Apr 03, 2013 2:38 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 April 2013

Skylights and heating

Skylights and heating

Skylights are roof windows, the Solatube variety is a very cut down style. Velux do them in double glazed with low-E glass to reduce the solar heat gain. If it doesn't…

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ECOECO
Apr 02, 2013 3:36 pm
ECOECO
Homebody99
Homebody99
2 April 2013

Second storey verandah for entertaining

Second storey verandah for entertaining

I agree & its amuses me also! Im just about to build a 2 storey home with upstairs being all adults area with 4x5mtr covered rear balcony overlooking hills/pond/bush out…

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Homebody99
Apr 02, 2013 2:15 pm
stormjr
stormjr
1 April 2013

Woodlands Edge, Wallan

Woodlands Edge, Wallan
1 ... 22, 23, 24

I hope all goes well jpc, they can defiantly move when they want to! We started the week waiting waiting waiting, we got the final invoice on the Thursday and sent to…

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stormjr
Apr 01, 2013 8:28 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
1 April 2013

Modern Roller Shutters

Modern Roller Shutters

It appears that this Modern Roller Shutter Group has a reputation Its the whole Modern Group apparently and whatever they…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 01, 2013 10:17 am
Charnley
Charnley
31 March 2013

For those in their homes. List 5 things you absolutely LOVE!

For those in their homes. List 5 things you absolutely LOVE!

I love the comments about the spotted gum floors. I am putting them in our new build. Very excited to see them laid now. Im not in yet but one thing I am looking…

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Charnley
Mar 31, 2013 9:27 pm
Charnley
ck11
ck11
31 March 2013

Recommendation for good tiler (porcelain tiler)

Recommendation for good tiler (porcelain tiler)

Hi All We are currently in the process of selecting/building a new home and the builder has quoted approximately $16,000 for installation. This is for about 130sqm and…

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ck11
Mar 31, 2013 7:42 pm
Slightly Random
Slightly Random
31 March 2013

Meter location - Electricity, gas, water

Meter location - Electricity, gas, water

A friend of mine used to live in an apartment block and one or more of her neighbours' meters were in her rear courtyard. As she had a dog, she couldn't leave the gate…

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Slightly Random
Mar 31, 2013 9:59 am
Slightly Random

Thanks cmhamilton. I think we will change it to a lighter colour. Michelle, Kitchen area below. Walls are 'grand piano quarter' and light cream tiles. The stacker doors…

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namweng
Mar 29, 2013 6:45 pm
JB1
JB1
29 March 2013

Pros and Cons of Building vs. Buying Existing

Pros and Cons of Building vs. Buying Existing

I aged 10 years building with Fairmont homes in SA years ago and would never do it again. It takes time but eventually you can buy…

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JB1
Mar 29, 2013 3:16 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 March 2013

Water tank capacity for fire fighting requirements

Water tank capacity for fire fighting requirements

Hi Marty, Good to see that you are no longer severely frustrated. Things are looking up. A lot of local regulations are written by bureaucrats who do little more than…

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SaveH2O
Mar 29, 2013 1:05 pm
SaveH2O
Ariosto
Ariosto
29 March 2013

FHOG Solution

FHOG Solution

In the last few weeks , we found this out. Friends of ours were denied the $7000 FOHG (in NSW) when they purchased a new Unit. When their mother passed away , one…

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Ariosto
Mar 29, 2013 9:34 am
Ariosto
Agape
Agape
28 March 2013

Planning permit rejected by Melbourne Water, SBO restriction

Planning permit rejected by Melbourne Water, SBO restriction

Our block of land is in Blackburn, Whitehorse council are notorious to deal with so we went straight to a planning consultant. We purchased our block we plans approved,…

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Agape
Mar 28, 2013 8:20 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
26 March 2013

Pumping stormwater to street -question??

Pumping stormwater to street -question??
1, 2

You should talk to the council first to ascertain their guidelines and discuss preferences. It is best if you combine charged drainage with a detention tank that doubles…

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SaveH2O
Mar 26, 2013 7:50 pm
SaveH2O
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
26 March 2013

Broken Oven at handover

Broken Oven at handover

Oh. OK. I can understand that. Sounds a pretty awful place ... ;) What about minor knocks etc and finalising things. Do they have a team there as well to fix up the…

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Saint Mike
Mar 26, 2013 4:38 pm
Saint Mike
surfprado
surfprado
26 March 2013

City Or Seachange? Quality vs Quantity

City Or Seachange? Quality vs Quantity

Hi All, I will be buying a house in the Geelong/ Surf Coast and am contemplating a sea change as opposed to living on an outskirt from Geelong CBD. My budget can allow…

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surfprado
Mar 26, 2013 4:09 pm
surfprado
newbuilder1
newbuilder1
26 March 2013

Neighbours and retaining walls advice please

Neighbours and retaining walls advice please

Thanks, I have them all filled out ready to go because I think they will be trouble.

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newbuilder1
Mar 26, 2013 8:43 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
25 March 2013

Reinforce the roof to bear solar panels ??

Reinforce the roof to bear solar panels ??

any doc links ? No but there are hundreds of thousands of homes with panels and with all Ive read about systems prior to mine beig…

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Uncle Arfur
Mar 25, 2013 8:18 pm
Aquaone
Aquaone
24 March 2013

James Hardie Easylap vs Scyon Matrix

James Hardie Easylap vs Scyon Matrix

Hi All, Just wondering if anyone knows how the finished product of the James Hardie Easylap compares with the Scyon Matrix (also by James Hardie). We have seen the Scyon…

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Aquaone
Mar 24, 2013 9:12 pm
rckkrgrd
rckkrgrd
24 March 2013

Springtime in Alberta

Springtime in Alberta

That beach looks soooooo inviting. No Sandy didn't get close to us but then we are about 3500 km from that coast. We don't get much from the other coast either as there…

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rckkrgrd
Mar 24, 2013 4:31 am
happystarz
happystarz
23 March 2013

Tree removal and block clearing-Melbourne eastern suburbs

Tree removal and block clearing-Melbourne eastern suburbs

We planning on buying a 900sqm block in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The block is completely over grown...looks like a bit of a jungle and an existing house, and lots…

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happystarz
Mar 23, 2013 5:29 pm
namweng
namweng
22 March 2013

Clipsal Light Switch Saturn Range

Clipsal Light Switch Saturn Range

Thank you all so much for this. Cheers

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namweng
Mar 22, 2013 11:45 am
sphell
sphell
22 March 2013

Solar HWS or 2000lt tank?

Solar HWS or 2000lt tank?

Some great info.....thanks. Luckily for us, the option of the tank or SHW is already included in the building quote (well as far as I know anyway)! There was just a…

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sphell
Mar 22, 2013 5:46 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 March 2013

Gas VS Electric Hot Water System

Gas VS Electric Hot Water System
1, 2

I was thinking they might need to go at certain times. But intend looking into it.

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Saint Mike
Mar 21, 2013 3:09 pm
Saint Mike
namweng
namweng
21 March 2013

Bathroom disaster

Bathroom disaster

There are people who have had their single story house turned over in 3 months.

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namweng
Mar 21, 2013 8:46 am
leighton
leighton
21 March 2013

Damp area of soil at rear of home.

Damp area of soil at rear of home.

Up in the hills, we often see moisture coming up out of the ground. There are springs but also just moisture that has seeped through the soil layers, maybe on top of the…

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leighton
Mar 21, 2013 6:36 am
leighton
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
20 March 2013

internal walls and sound insulation

internal walls and sound insulation

I have yet to see a wall 'tacked together at the corners' but I feel the render would fill enough to deaden sound Remembering back to my own experiences in the building…

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Uncle Arfur
Mar 20, 2013 8:11 pm


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