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Crawley
Crawley
23 May 2011

Plantation Trinity colour scheme Brentwood Rise QLD

Plantation Trinity colour scheme Brentwood Rise QLD

Hi Matt We are building that one in a Q2. It is an absolutely gorgeous house isn't it? I have been to see it numerous times and just love it more and more each time. We…

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Crawley
May 23, 2011 6:47 pm
bashworth
bashworth
23 May 2011

Mysterious wet bricks

Mysterious wet bricks

A meter reading can be a positive indication of…

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bashworth
May 23, 2011 5:28 pm
bashworth
sleven
sleven
23 May 2011

What concrete for driveway

What concrete for driveway

We're looking at polished concrete - but finding it near impossible to get a company to call us back for advice! We have a mate who can lay the concrete - but he wants to…

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sleven
May 23, 2011 4:30 pm
sleven
Ashkate
Ashkate
23 May 2011

Where to sell furniture...

Where to sell furniture...

Definately try places like gumtree.com or maybe garage sale on facebook? I've sold stuff on there in minutes!! Ebay have a classifieds section where you have a buy it…

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Ashkate
May 23, 2011 10:08 am
Ashkate
joannek
joannek
22 July 2014

New build independent inspections

New build independent inspections
VIC
1, 2

In my contract it says we can't retain the money due to defects identified. It also says they must be given the opportunity to fix said defects.

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joannek
Jul 22, 2014 10:55 pm
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Casa2
May 22, 2011 8:30 pm
gem_mma
gem_mma
21 May 2011

Soil removal costs

Soil removal costs

Hey Michelle. Where in the point are you building? We are too and have handover in 4.5 weeks :)

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gem_mma
May 21, 2011 8:46 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
21 May 2011

Timber flooring in Adelaide

Timber flooring in Adelaide

Has anyone in Adelaide had timber flooring installed recently? Were you happy with the installers and would you happily recommend them?

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blueblueblue
May 21, 2011 2:10 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
20 May 2011

condensation on master bedroom windows

condensation on master bedroom windows

We got rollashutters on the south for that very reason. Maybe you dont even need something that solid cos anybody else notice the condensation isnt so bad on the side with…

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JazzyJess
May 20, 2011 7:50 pm
B STAR
B STAR
20 May 2011

POLL-House frames: pre fab or on site?

POLL-House frames: pre fab or on site?

If your house is a custom house then Stick build is much better. If you are a volume builder and build many houses of the same design then prefab will be better. In terms…

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B STAR
May 20, 2011 9:15 am
joles
joles
19 May 2011

Exterior Paint Colors to suit "Dune" Guttering

Exterior Paint Colors to suit "Dune" Guttering

I found this old post from DeeElle concerning her exterior colours. Looks like the Front door is Dune as well, must look darker in the pic due to being quite shadowed.…

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joles
May 19, 2011 10:22 am
joles
~Nic~
~Nic~
18 May 2011

How long until handover once garage door/paint is complete?

How long until handover once garage door/paint is complete?

Well, for our build last year, our garage doors was installed on 8 September, painting started on 18 September and finished on 21 September, we had handover on 18 October,…

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~Nic~
May 18, 2011 9:30 pm
~Nic~
cheerupcharlie
cheerupcharlie
18 May 2011

Anyone used Easycraft and have some pictures?

Anyone used Easycraft and have some pictures?

Just wondering if anyone has some personal experience of this product in their own homes. I have seen it in bunnings and have checked out the gallery online and really…

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cheerupcharlie
May 18, 2011 5:42 pm
deb17
deb17
18 May 2011

Newbie question - Land settlement and titles

Newbie question - Land settlement and titles

Thanks. deb17, interesting that you got your title so quickly. It is 4 to 6 weeks from the date of settlement according to…

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deb17
May 18, 2011 3:57 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
18 May 2011

Home Warranty Insurance - exiring before build is finished

Home Warranty Insurance - exiring before build is finished

The builder must have current insurance for any building works and if it lapses they will just buy more.

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chrisandkate
May 18, 2011 12:59 pm
Andy1979
Andy1979
18 May 2011

builders insurance what's covered

builders insurance what's covered

Yep sure have, they will be visiting in a few weeks when they are coming out to build nearby. Thanks for the advice!

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Andy1979
May 18, 2011 9:20 am
Casa2
Casa2
17 May 2011

Dulux sealer binder

Dulux sealer binder

The Dulux site would give coverage. Paint is generally 16 m2 per litre, but first coats are highly dependant on the surface porosity (how much it absorbs).

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Casa2
May 17, 2011 12:44 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
17 May 2011

What are the other features on my ducted vacuum

What are the other features on my ducted vacuum

I can't really help other than say contact these guys http://www.electronsystems.com.au/index.htm I think they are a distributor. I couldn't find a manual online for it.

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chrisandkate
May 17, 2011 9:44 am
grinder
grinder
17 May 2011

4 powerpoints outside

4 powerpoints outside

Hi, Just putting together a project plan (including budget) for some upcoming renovations. Just wondering what I would expect to pay for a…

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grinder
May 17, 2011 9:03 am
grinder
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 May 2011

"Notice to erect a fence"

"Notice to erect a fence"

The verbal agreement was too vague... what sort of fence, how high, what colour? So it's not binding. Send the letter first, it's more polite. Ed

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ECOECO
May 17, 2011 7:58 am
ECOECO

Hi all, I have some excess stock to clear and I thought I could sweeten an already good deal for everyone here on…

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mattwalker
May 16, 2011 9:57 pm
mattwalker
donnam
donnam
16 May 2011

Doors and skirtings

Doors and skirtings

Doors were rollered and skirtings by brush

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donnam
May 16, 2011 7:34 pm
qonyx
qonyx
19 May 2011

Have you ever had handover date dramas?

Have you ever had handover date dramas?

chipndip.... well it looks like the excuse is that they had spec homes that have priority to complete before ours as they only get the cash when the owners settle on the…

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qonyx
May 19, 2011 9:06 pm
qonyx
Prometheus
Prometheus
16 May 2011

House Plan Porn

House Plan Porn

With their property bubble crash and our strong Aussie dollar, you can probably buy one of those places for $20 000 Au :lol:

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Prometheus
May 16, 2011 3:57 pm
Aiah
Aiah
24 May 2011

Just Poured H Class Slab Cracks?

Just Poured H Class Slab Cracks?

Shrinkage cracks.... its normal, as in slabs are rarely cured properly these days, so most slabs, especially high volume project builds get them to some extent. Some on…

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Aiah
May 24, 2011 7:11 pm
Aiah
CoolHandLukes
CoolHandLukes
29 August 2011

Cleaning windows

Cleaning windows

Hi BlueBlueBlue. Go to your local cleaning shop and get yourself a professional window cleaning scraper. They have a soft metal blade that wont scratch the glass. Put some…

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CoolHandLukes
Aug 29, 2011 9:45 pm
peterkelly03
peterkelly03
16 May 2011

why do some builders lie

why do some builders lie

some builders do that to get more deals, they give promises and that..

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peterkelly03
May 16, 2011 11:36 am
Victoria1
Victoria1
16 May 2011

Mernda Residents' Group Starting - Come Share Your Ideas

Mernda Residents' Group Starting - Come Share Your Ideas

Are you passionate about your community? Come, share your ideas and help shape Mernda You’re invited to a…

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Victoria1
May 16, 2011 9:34 am
Jewelbaby
Jewelbaby
16 May 2011

Repeat Independent Inspections

Repeat Independent Inspections

Hi all, Just wondering, can anyone tell me about the process of having an independent inspection done on your build, specifically what happens if/when you need repeat…

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Jewelbaby
May 16, 2011 2:30 am
Alex88
Alex88
15 May 2011

Backing out of a house and land package.. HELP!!!

Backing out of a house and land package.. HELP!!!

The builder may charge you an amount for preparing the contracts, drawings, etc., which you will most likely have to pay, unfortunately.

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Alex88
May 15, 2011 5:36 pm
Alex88
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
15 May 2011

Garage on the same level as the rest of your house

Garage on the same level as the rest of your house

If your house is brick then the garage(& paths) will be -1C or 86mm lower( or 172mm for a 2 brick set down and multiples of 86mm = a brick course)

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onc_artisan
May 15, 2011 12:48 pm
onc_artisan
Hedi
Hedi
14 May 2011

Builder wants to lay plastic on bearers before wood floors??

Builder wants to lay plastic on bearers before wood floors??

Thanks for everyone's support. Al least with the floors up I can now see where the excessive rains is coming in, only pooling into one room now at front of…

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Hedi
May 14, 2011 2:21 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
14 May 2011

Hot water systems

Hot water systems

Is that without a tank then? Cos…

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blueblueblue
May 14, 2011 10:02 am
Deemaree
Deemaree
13 May 2011

Soil dencity reports, how do I get it??

Soil dencity reports, how do I get it??

Yes-we are all ears (so to speak!) Builder Paul...

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Deemaree
May 13, 2011 8:28 pm
Deemaree
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blueblueblue
May 13, 2011 12:21 pm
Liliana
Liliana
13 May 2011

Tree Root Barriers - Has anyone got them, How Much etc...

Tree Root Barriers - Has anyone got them, How Much etc...

Thanks for taking the trouble to reply Fu. Just to pick your brains a little further - why do you prefer the first option? Because it's cheaper or is there another…

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Liliana
May 13, 2011 9:36 am
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
13 May 2011

Bricks - is it worth upgrading

Bricks - is it worth upgrading

We upgraded to PGH Mild Steel and we are so happy we did. If you want to see what they look like, check out my Build Thread. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=12911 Hope this helps

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KnockItDown
May 13, 2011 8:06 am
KnockItDown
Gone Ducky
Gone Ducky
13 May 2011

Cleaning second hand bricks

Cleaning second hand bricks

Cool, I might need something like that soon!

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Gone Ducky
May 13, 2011 12:29 am
cbboyz
cbboyz
12 May 2011

Subdividing

Subdividing

Hi, I almost have my subdivision permit and wanted to know if anyone, from experience, knows how long it takes the bank to issue a "Consent to Subdivide" so I can submit…

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cbboyz
May 12, 2011 11:20 pm
Jase
Jase
12 May 2011

construction valuation

construction valuation

Thanks for the replies. I am building in Mernda villages Vic, house is average 3 bedroom. Not too sure what house prices are there at the moment. I will do some research…

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Jase
May 12, 2011 7:52 pm
aln
aln
12 May 2011

Brick Cladding

Brick Cladding

I saw a company in Sydney specialising in sandstone cladding in particular. www.sandstonecladding.com.au. Some of the photos look really good.

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aln
May 12, 2011 6:31 pm
jeremy robins
jeremy robins
11 May 2011

brick question

brick question

I am going to build in double brick. Can anyone tell me if there is any potential for a problem if my outer skin is 'new dry press bricks' and my inner skin is 'new…

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jeremy robins
May 11, 2011 5:10 pm
MelNRob
MelNRob
11 May 2011

P/D's - Double Stoery Homes

P/D's - Double Stoery Homes
VIC

Hi Ilias, My other half and i did a knockdown and are building the Waldorf by PD. Our block was virtually flat but had…

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MelNRob
May 11, 2011 10:34 pm
McReidy
McReidy
11 May 2011

Concrete slab removal - Adelaide NE suburbs

Concrete slab removal - Adelaide NE suburbs

UPDATE - managed to get about 80% into a 4m3 skip bin and just have bits leftover to cut up and dispose of by trailer to a dump. Getting the skip took alot of the hard…

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McReidy
May 11, 2011 1:22 pm
McReidy
fredstar
fredstar
11 May 2011

Electrician required

Electrician required

Hi All, Does any one know of an electrician that can come out after hours to replace a downlight transformer. I have replaced the globe a week or so ago and could here the…

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fredstar
May 11, 2011 9:13 am
Prometheus
Prometheus
10 May 2011

Fence builder in Point Cook

Fence builder in Point Cook

About 10 years ago a rental property my family had in the inner west of Melbourne needed a side fence of about 21m long. My dad got a few quotes and the fence builder…

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Prometheus
May 10, 2011 8:34 pm
kek
kek
10 May 2011

Sandstone - Melbourne

Sandstone - Melbourne

They're 20-something mm thick and 400 x 400. They're laid over a concrete slab - recommended for a nice even surface and less chance of everything shifting over time. The…

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kek
May 10, 2011 8:20 pm
kek
just Erin
just Erin
10 May 2011

Tilers

Tilers

We had quite a large area tiled which runs through multiple rooms. I believe the tiler started at the front entry, and ran one row of tiles down the entire house in a…

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just Erin
May 10, 2011 7:42 pm
Casa2
Casa2
10 May 2011

Payments

Payments

The last 15% isn't paid until handover. That is, the house is complete enough for you to move in. If the builder goes bust, the only problems are the odds and ends that…

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Casa2
May 10, 2011 9:19 am
morox
morox
10 May 2011

Drawing request by Council

Drawing request by Council

Sounds like the council we are going through... quick to take your money but slow with everything else! Sorry I can't offer any help - just Good Luck & I hope it gets…

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morox
May 10, 2011 7:43 am


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