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our dream home
our dream home
26 August 2012

Help!! How long did it take from slab to payment

Help!! How long did it take from slab to payment

I agree as soon as the progress payments are ready we will certainly be on top of it I just hope the bank is consistent when the payments are requested.

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our dream home
Aug 26, 2012 7:27 am
leighton
leighton
25 August 2012

Colourbond external wall cladding

Colourbond external wall cladding

i am a builder. have done a fair bit of work with colorbond this way. it can be a bit tricky but the material is reasonably priced and you dont need to paint it. so far so…

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leighton
Aug 25, 2012 6:20 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
25 August 2012

Role of a builder

Role of a builder

my view is that you negotiate this with a flexible builder. i mean maybe you can do what you want and get the builder to do the other. that is what we do at clark new…

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leighton
Aug 25, 2012 6:49 am
leighton
building-expert
building-expert
23 August 2012

Buying a house with renovations - Brisbane

Buying a house with renovations - Brisbane

Buying a home with illegal renovations can be extremely risky because you just don't know what has been done and whether the work is sub standard or even downright…

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building-expert
Aug 23, 2012 9:48 pm
building-expert
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
23 August 2012

Beware of dishonest Bathroom Supply retailers

Beware of dishonest Bathroom Supply retailers

Good on you for standing your ground and finally getting what you wanted. Too many customers accept what some inept salesperson claim, not…

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JazzyJess
Aug 23, 2012 7:33 pm
shane0503
shane0503
23 August 2012

Power points

Power points

thanks ryan

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shane0503
Aug 23, 2012 6:07 pm
Ribbon
Ribbon
23 August 2012

tenant not paying rent

tenant not paying rent

Go read the relevant legislation for Victoria - it will be called the residential tenancies act or something like that. Unlike alot of other legislation the tenancies…

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Ribbon
Aug 23, 2012 11:06 am
savewater2010
savewater2010
23 August 2012

HELP LPG instant gas hot water feedback please

HELP LPG instant gas hot water feedback please

Hey I've got a G26 HWS Chromagen branded. Recently my hot water in the shower the flow and pressure is so pathetic! I have to put the hot water tap on full and the cold…

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savewater2010
Aug 23, 2012 9:28 am
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
23 August 2012

Dispute with builder over incorrectly installed flue

Dispute with builder over incorrectly installed flue

Thanks building-expert. The heating was part of the build, so they are definitely responsible for fixing it.

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cookie_monster
Aug 23, 2012 8:37 am
B STAR
B STAR
22 August 2012

water meter box

water meter box

as people have said bunning have them in the irregation section.

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B STAR
Aug 22, 2012 9:31 pm
akashra
akashra
22 August 2012

New home dilema

New home dilema

IMO, Dune looks great with Tinker.

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akashra
Aug 22, 2012 9:08 pm
Michelle
Michelle
28 August 2012

Colorbond roof combinations - Shale Grey with Surfmist?

Colorbond roof combinations - Shale Grey with Surfmist?

mazstar1980, did you post this in the building forum as well? It might do best up there.

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Michelle
Aug 28, 2012 7:00 pm
Michelle

Hi, Just thought I would pop back in here and share the external selections that we have decided on. Roof – Surfmist Gutters – Surfmist Fascia – Surfmist Main…

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SANLE
Aug 22, 2012 9:21 am
mandv
mandv
22 August 2012

Walk in Robe behing bed head wall - What have you done?

Walk in Robe behing bed head wall - What have you done?

i have seen a few different nice designs 1. mirrored wardrobe doors to hide all the clothes 2. shelving but instead of clothes on the shelving, you have drawers at the…

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mandv
Aug 22, 2012 8:49 am
stormjr
stormjr
21 August 2012

Electrical warranty period for new houses in WA

Electrical warranty period for new houses in WA

I would have thought 12 months, I do more commercial work and they only get 12 months. The builder might be 6 years but that might be structural only! 2

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stormjr
Aug 21, 2012 11:52 pm
ktotherose
ktotherose
21 August 2012

Herald Sun Home Show 2012 - Free Double Passes!

Herald Sun Home Show 2012 - Free Double Passes!
1, 2, 3

Thanks for the passes! The show was a little disappointing though and the green section was smaller than expected. But saw a few cool things. Thanks again though!

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ktotherose
Aug 21, 2012 2:49 pm
excitednewhomeowner
excitednewhomeowner
19 August 2012

Berwick Waters - Clyde North

Berwick Waters - Clyde North

that seems a little expensive especially during these times. Do you know how many blocks have sold?

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excitednewhomeowner
Aug 19, 2012 10:28 pm
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
18 August 2012

Size of house on block of land - help!

Size of house on block of land - help!

Considered the Arena 4.1 or Avant 4? They might work better with what you're trying to achieve in the same price range and in terms of…

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MalinViktoria
Aug 18, 2012 9:24 pm
MalinViktoria
Tippy Toes
Tippy Toes
18 August 2012

Water leaking into Garage from neighbours garden

Water leaking into Garage from neighbours garden

It it the neighbours responsibility to ensure water from their land does not seep onto your land. They will have to put some form of drainage in or you will have a case…

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Tippy Toes
Aug 18, 2012 10:43 am
Tippy Toes
bashworth
bashworth
17 August 2012

house facing north ?

house facing north ?

In the winter the sun doesn,t really shine much in the east and west facing windows. You loose more heat through these windows over the day than the benefit from the short…

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bashworth
Aug 17, 2012 11:31 pm
bashworth
shane0503
shane0503
16 August 2012

Garage door opener

Garage door opener

Hi has anyone installed a opener themselves for a double roller door

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shane0503
Aug 16, 2012 10:45 am
daveandally1
daveandally1
16 August 2012

Timelines

Timelines

Hi biggs, For number 3) see the first page of my blog (signature below). I have outlined our complete timeline if it's any help to you :)

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daveandally1
Aug 16, 2012 12:56 am
daveandally1
Zarli
Zarli
15 August 2012

Need cheapish barstools

Need cheapish barstools

Deals direct or oo.com.au

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Zarli
Aug 15, 2012 11:04 pm
Zarli
mgilla
mgilla
15 August 2012

Cost of 600mm centre Trusses VS 900mm centres

Cost of 600mm centre Trusses VS 900mm centres

We used to put the trusses at 1200 centers then batten the ceiling with furring channel. The only problem ever encountered was the 4' gap between them made it hard for…

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mgilla
Aug 15, 2012 10:30 pm
namweng
namweng
15 August 2012

Concreter Needed Urgently

Concreter Needed Urgently

Sorry based in Victoria / Sunshine 12 km from CBD

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namweng
Aug 15, 2012 8:34 pm
paulw11
paulw11
15 August 2012

Star serve setup questions

Star serve setup questions

Hi If it is coming from the fibre then it is almost certainly too strong a signal - the Starserve distributor has an amplifier in it which is probably clipping and…

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paulw11
Aug 15, 2012 6:52 am
kexkez
kexkez
21 August 2012

Cabinet colours to go with Wattyl Chalkdust walls

Cabinet colours to go with Wattyl Chalkdust walls

yes It isn't too creamy. We painted our doors and door frames with it and then did the walls with flokati in the kids bedrooms and main bathroom and igloo( darker)…

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kexkez
Aug 21, 2012 8:48 pm
kexkez
C-JPAL
C-JPAL
13 August 2012

Designer/Architect - Melbourne Northern Suburbs

Designer/Architect - Melbourne Northern Suburbs

Haven't tried Archicentre as yet. I've gone through Institute of Architects and BDAV website. Ideally, I prefer to look at website portfolio before contacting them to…

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C-JPAL
Aug 13, 2012 9:18 am
bashworth
bashworth
12 August 2012

New house, water flow seems low (Sydney) basix / other regs?

New house, water flow seems low (Sydney) basix / other regs?

There are quite significant variations around Sydney. I don't think that Sydney water has a minimum flow rate but for other Water Authorities a rate of 20L/Min for 95% of…

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bashworth
Aug 12, 2012 11:48 am
bashworth
CBPH
CBPH
12 August 2012

CCTV drain inspection in mernda

CCTV drain inspection in mernda

Carlisle usually do these as standard practice, ask them for a copy of the video perhaps? Maybe contact them and ask if they…

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CBPH
Aug 12, 2012 11:16 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
12 August 2012

basix water tanks

basix water tanks
1, 2

Given that the O.P. hasn't built the house yet, one would assume that the use would…

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SaveH2O
Aug 12, 2012 10:42 am
SaveH2O
jodge
jodge
26 September 2012

Renovation Companies for Unit/Apartment.

Renovation Companies for Unit/Apartment.

Hi Simon! We bought cheap imported tapware from warehouse-type places for our home. . . 2 and a half years ago, and it's never given us any problems! We put in mixer…

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jodge
Sep 26, 2012 11:22 pm
jodge
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
12 August 2012

Advice please .. Builder has not laid roof in 2 months

Advice please .. Builder has not laid roof in 2 months

That's definitely frustrating. My builder put in a $/week for either myself or him delaying the build beyond a certain date, I cannot remember if it was 6 or 9 months…

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theanonyuser
Aug 12, 2012 10:01 am
hisko23
hisko23
11 August 2012

Please help with my driveway soak

Please help with my driveway soak

and where would i find one of them?? what do they do exactly

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hisko23
Aug 11, 2012 6:23 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 August 2012

Flooring - concern with builder

Flooring - concern with builder

All that is written is flooring in the breakdown, but attached are my in depth specs sheets. Adrian, there are no attached files. Stewie

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Stewie D
Aug 11, 2012 11:51 am
jodge
jodge
11 August 2012

Custom Home in Eltham North

Custom Home in Eltham North

Hello sam10. Just so you don't feel lonely! Do you have any sketches of your ideas for a plan? Hey MattC123. How would you go about building a steel-framed house? …

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jodge
Aug 11, 2012 10:51 am
jodge
Titch101
Titch101
11 August 2012

Karri Fence Posts

Karri Fence Posts

Has anyone used Karri posts?

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Titch101
Aug 11, 2012 7:46 am
Variegated
Variegated
10 August 2012

Fire Sprinkler Systems

Fire Sprinkler Systems

Thanks Ribbon - and yes, we probably did meet at the BC meeting! I'll look in Wetme Sprinklers. Since I wrote the post, I'v found that Leap Australasia also makes…

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Variegated
Aug 10, 2012 7:53 pm
Variegated
kek
kek
12 August 2012

Landscape quotation, is that a good price or not?

Landscape quotation, is that a good price or not?

I'm locking this thread, as this is a duplicate post. Kek Support Team

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kek
Aug 12, 2012 10:55 am
kek
Ian Black
Ian Black
17 August 2012

Paying 5% Deposit on land

Paying 5% Deposit on land

Just be careful to make sure the bank has acknowledged funds paid to the builder so they can adjust the net amount available for your loan settlement. For example if you…

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Ian Black
Aug 17, 2012 1:05 pm
Ian Black
Ranson52
Ranson52
8 August 2012

Fixing Eye Bolts to Ceiling Joists

Fixing Eye Bolts to Ceiling Joists

Point taken, but functionality and lack of potential damage will be greeted with a more positive response by the female management. And at the end of the day, we all know…

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Ranson52
Aug 08, 2012 11:42 am
mr.21
mr.21
7 August 2012

Epoxy in Mernda/Doreen

Epoxy in Mernda/Doreen

ASA / Bostik are the best suppliers for VIC . They are based just off camp rd in Broadmeadows/Campbellfield. Great product, pretty straight…

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mr.21
Aug 07, 2012 12:03 pm
mr.21
springtime
springtime
7 August 2012

Taking off sticky tape marks off a new mirrior

Taking off sticky tape marks off a new mirrior

Thankyou to everyone who has posted their suggestions, very useful indeed! Hmmm, white vinegar eh? sounds simple enough :th: , I'll try it on my washing machine, I still have…

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springtime
Aug 07, 2012 9:59 am
jj1
jj1
7 August 2012

How long to build????

How long to build????

NSW (check it on my forum piece)

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jj1
Aug 07, 2012 9:08 am
monkeypantz
monkeypantz
6 August 2012

Eden Brae - $50k ontop of FIXED PRICE TENDER is that legal?

Eden Brae - $50k ontop of FIXED PRICE TENDER is that legal?

It's hard to know what the answer is without seeing the document, which is why it's so important to get a lawyer to look at it. Lots of "fixed price" contracts will have…

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monkeypantz
Aug 06, 2012 11:55 am


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