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Drax
Drax
23 March 2009

Sinking Stumps

Sinking Stumps

You should talk to a Master Builder. The house may need underpinning. Adrian T.

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Drax
Mar 23, 2009 6:27 am
mg
mg
23 March 2009

good builder

good builder

I have built with Simonds and have nothing good to say. It has been two years since we began our Simonds journey and they have been consistently second rate. I have…

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mg
Mar 23, 2009 11:52 am
su ann
su ann
23 March 2009

Builders - Colonial Building Company

Builders - Colonial Building Company

Hi Dorothy They are one of our choices at the moment. Have you made contact with them yet? The service so far (we have not signed any contracts yet) has been great -…

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su ann
Mar 23, 2009 12:04 pm
kikin
kikin
23 March 2009

Normal batten vs Pendent

Normal batten vs Pendent

thanks for your answers....thus I can plan my electrical plan now :)

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kikin
Mar 23, 2009 3:07 pm
Willow
Willow
23 March 2009

Costings for work/renos WA

Costings for work/renos WA

Hi :D First time poster. Long time lurker :oops: . Just wondering if anyone would be able to give me a rough estimate price wise on a couple of things I would like to do…

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Willow
Mar 23, 2009 3:10 pm
leesy
leesy
23 March 2009

What brick is that??

What brick is that??

Wow, finally I got somebody who has that…

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leesy
Mar 23, 2009 3:58 pm
leesy
Hellman109
Hellman109
23 March 2009

Bargaining on construction house price

Bargaining on construction house price

Its probably the biggest purchase you will make, so yes you do double think yourself. And I have seen houses take their price into account with the FHOG taken off said…

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Hellman109
Mar 23, 2009 5:00 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
23 March 2009

Guess these External Colours… Looking for inspiration

Guess these External Colours… Looking for inspiration

Hi, Sorry cant see the images what plantation house is it. i might be able to help. Ive looked at practically all of them i think :D

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mellybuilding
Mar 23, 2009 6:06 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
23 March 2009

HELP, is it too late?

HELP, is it too late?

Coral are pretty quick ive heard. My sister started their process in january and signed contract about 5 weeks later. Its just the council taking a little…

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mellybuilding
Mar 23, 2009 6:43 pm
mellybuilding
loretta
loretta
23 March 2009

Acoustic Assesment questions

Acoustic Assesment questions

PM me if you want the details of the guy we used. He is at St Ives

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loretta
Mar 23, 2009 9:19 pm
loretta
mundie mansion
mundie mansion
23 March 2009

Would you build /buy if there was hardly any backyard?

Would you build /buy if there was hardly any backyard?
1, 2, 3, 4

We are building a new house in a court and can't wait to let the kids ride their bikes up and down the court (admittedly only two houses built in the court so far).…

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mundie mansion
Mar 23, 2009 9:32 pm
kek
kek
24 March 2009

New roofing product?

New roofing product?

Apparently it's an asphalt product and is an upgrade in the vicinty of $10-$12K. :shock: It wasn't a very good job either....a section near one of the ridges was all wrinkly. :roll:

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kek
Mar 24, 2009 12:00 pm
kek
kexkez
kexkez
24 March 2009

When the builder says rocks......

When the builder says rocks......

From what I've heard that's exactly the sort of nightmare our block was before the developer started working on it clearing an area he expected would have been just right…

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kexkez
Mar 24, 2009 7:13 pm
kexkez
chuth77
chuth77
25 March 2009

My house slab is in wrong size

My house slab is in wrong size

For a 90mm stud the tolerance is 10mm overhang... 75mm stud has no overhang!

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chuth77
Mar 25, 2009 7:00 am
Laura2Knight
Laura2Knight
25 March 2009

Melbourne Water Stormwater Drain

Melbourne Water Stormwater Drain

Hi We bought a house over 3 years ago and have been basically planning some minor rennovations since then. We were all set to start building and then discover that we…

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Laura2Knight
Mar 25, 2009 11:09 am
PeterH
PeterH
25 March 2009

Entry stairs

Entry stairs

Excellent info Mike. Thanks for the response, exactly the sort of info I was looking for. I'll make some adjustments to the plan. Go 270 goings with a 30 overlap.

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PeterH
Mar 25, 2009 2:35 pm
chuth77
chuth77
26 March 2009

does all white gloss paint turn cream then yellow over time?

does all white gloss paint turn cream then yellow over time?

Apparently the trick with Enamel white is to ask for "builders white" which will have 2 drops of black in it... Apparently this stops the yellowing process! I'm yet to…

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chuth77
Mar 26, 2009 7:15 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
26 March 2009

Fire Hydrant

Fire Hydrant

OK an observation...I don't now if it's necessarily a "problem". Inner city block to me says narrow frontage and limited driveway space for parking...therefore if there…

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to_do_list
Mar 26, 2009 9:30 am
to_do_list
SmileyLisa
SmileyLisa
26 March 2009

Garage Conversion - building Regulations

Garage Conversion - building Regulations

Hi can anyone help. We have currently put an offer in on a house here in Brisbane and one of the rooms is a converted garage, the garage is legal height, but what…

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SmileyLisa
Mar 26, 2009 10:21 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
27 March 2009

The Hills Homeshow & Lifestyle Expo - Sydney

The Hills Homeshow & Lifestyle Expo - Sydney

I have it in my diary but I think my Saturday is now too chockers to go. Let us know if there's anything good!

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stonecutter1309
Mar 27, 2009 9:21 am
stonecutter1309
donuts
donuts
27 March 2009

Our Octagon Shaped Room

Our Octagon Shaped Room

Forgot about the storage factor! Bonus :wink:

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donuts
Mar 27, 2009 11:47 am
donuts
haywgl
haywgl
27 March 2009

Recommendation wanted for flyscreens Melbourne

Recommendation wanted for flyscreens Melbourne
1, 2

Yeah I agree I think Dune will be a good match ;) I can tell ours will be very expensive too! I am a bit of a security freak and want these 'crimsafe' security type…

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haywgl
Mar 27, 2009 2:30 pm
haywgl
fairy blue
fairy blue
27 March 2009

building on top of stumps

building on top of stumps

We were looking at adding an extra storey to our home, which was on stumps. This was going to include a master bedroom with ensuite, study and small sitting area. It was…

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fairy blue
Mar 27, 2009 3:55 pm
fairy blue
sha
sha
27 March 2009

GREAT! now our pool company has gone bust

GREAT! now our pool company has gone bust

Glad you will be looked after Tarin and John :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: -Sha

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sha
Mar 27, 2009 10:18 pm

is it sloping land with gravel and granite? That I can't answer yet. Soil test is a couple of months away. Looking at the block it…

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Possumchops
Mar 28, 2009 7:15 am
yvette72
yvette72
28 March 2009

bad service

bad service

no it does not have a poilt light at all it is not that sort of system,do not worth as the system is working again luckily as no one had rang to fix it any way

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yvette72
Mar 28, 2009 8:14 am
Judie
Judie
28 March 2009

Please suggest exterior colours ( sand federation cottage )

Please suggest exterior colours ( sand federation cottage )

Cute cottage! Some colours that would work, from Dulux (www.dulux.com.au - traditional colours): Mauve Grey Mist Sapphire Blue New England Stone The first two are…

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Judie
Mar 28, 2009 2:00 pm
Judie
mattydals
mattydals
28 March 2009

looking for a land esate

looking for a land esate
1, 2

It sounds nice, but $550k would leave us nothing left for a house lol. We love those areas from Mt Eliza south, but it's too far from DH's…

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mattydals
Mar 28, 2009 7:29 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
28 March 2009

Let's Use The Search Button

Let's Use The Search Button
1, 2, 3, 4

It think it would be good to make this thread a Sticky, Mods.

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 28, 2009 9:40 pm
Salt&Pepper
freebo
freebo
29 March 2009

Builder in Sydney

Builder in Sydney

hi which area is he in thanks

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freebo
Mar 29, 2009 4:03 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
29 March 2009

House Rendering

House Rendering

It may have been easier to do this during the build. But just look around in your local newspaper for some renderers.

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 29, 2009 4:38 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
29 March 2009

Porter Davis vs Places Homes

Porter Davis vs Places Homes

I would rather build with PD than Places - though they are both owned by one company, PD has more history, popularity, range and inclusions. Its worth going with PD - I…

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 29, 2009 4:40 pm
Salt&Pepper
Helyn
Helyn
29 March 2009

Daylight savings today??

Daylight savings today??

Next weekend in SA too :wink:

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Helyn
Mar 29, 2009 4:40 pm
Helyn
Hels
Hels
31 March 2009

PAVING - ON MORTAR OR SAND

PAVING - ON MORTAR OR SAND

Just another thought, why don't you go for a nice stenciled concrete instead, to avoid any of the above problems?

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Hels
Mar 31, 2009 8:01 pm
Hels
suh
suh
29 March 2009

Porcelain Tile Grout color

Porcelain Tile Grout color

The Espresso grout and the Mina Cementi Tiles match perfectly. They are both on the brownish-grey color. I might be able to take some pics…

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suh
Mar 29, 2009 7:12 pm
suh
inquirer
inquirer
29 March 2009

Is now a good time ???

Is now a good time ???

If your job is secure and can afford to build then go for it. Take advantage of the low interest rate.

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inquirer
Mar 29, 2009 9:20 pm
Bam
Bam
30 March 2009

What to ask potential draftsman

What to ask potential draftsman

Thankyou! :D We're meeting up with him on Thursday night - how exciting!

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Bam
Mar 30, 2009 9:25 am
Bam
Blue
Blue
30 March 2009

Need Info: Specs for Electrical Appointment

Need Info: Specs for Electrical Appointment

My friends partner is an electrician and he said that you should always aim to get as many power points on the inside walls as possible, as it's easier to put extras on…

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Blue
Mar 30, 2009 2:20 pm
thlo
thlo
31 March 2009

stamp duty on land under $300k in nsw??

stamp duty on land under $300k in nsw??

Ok i know this cant be true, but our conveyancer just sent us a letter saying the contracts were exchanged and now you owe about $7600 stamp…

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thlo
Mar 30, 2009 11:31 pm
thlo
Taffy
Taffy
31 March 2009

Where are your handles?

Where are your handles?

Well guys I am happy with the handles now :) The more I looked at them the more I have got used to them! In fact I luvvvvv my kitchen :D :z:

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Taffy
Mar 31, 2009 8:32 am
Taffy
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Morbo
Mar 31, 2009 2:54 pm
webbiegareth
webbiegareth
31 March 2009

Who Builds the cheapest homes?

Who Builds the cheapest homes?

I'm in Melbourne, looking to building in Melton... am currently looking at Simonds... but I'm definitely open to any other "cheap" builders.... I'm looking to spend 260k…

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webbiegareth
Mar 31, 2009 3:33 pm
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
31 March 2009

Sandstone Corner Feature Tiles

Sandstone Corner Feature Tiles

Thanks, stonecutter. I have been looking at this product: http://www.stonefacing.com.au/sandstone ... fixing.htm but will check your recommendation out as well. HH

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Hammerhead
Mar 31, 2009 4:29 pm
Hammerhead
MBBN
MBBN
31 March 2009

Interior Designers?

Interior Designers?

I have a qualification in Design & Decoration. I did a 2 year Diploma of Arts - Interior Design & Decoration....

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MBBN
Mar 31, 2009 8:17 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
31 March 2009

The Extension Factory

The Extension Factory

Hi Buzzer, We had them quote and ended up with Extensions Unlimited ... Extension Factory was $15K more for the same quote :)

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mattwalker
Mar 31, 2009 9:34 pm
mattwalker
mozzi26
mozzi26
1 April 2009

I need help to choose render colours

I need help to choose render colours

Yes, I've been sneaking around these forums for about 2 years in the lead up to the inevitable renovation/extension time - all starting tomorrow. I finally decided on…

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mozzi26
Apr 01, 2009 5:27 pm
Ash59
Ash59
1 April 2009

Cavalier Homes are building my home very slowly - 17 months

Cavalier Homes are building my home very slowly - 17 months

I totally sympathise with you. We are building with Cavalier homes aswell. We signed our contract 13 months ago and we still havent reached…

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Ash59
Apr 01, 2009 7:02 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
1 April 2009

Reo suppliers Sydney

Reo suppliers Sydney

Yellow Pages - building/concrete supplies would be a much quicker way

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Dukekamaya
Apr 01, 2009 7:41 pm
Dukekamaya
Pugs
Pugs
1 April 2009

Rewiring

Rewiring

depends on how many outlets but I'm guessing roughly $80- $100 per outlet. access is easy if your not moving them they simply using the old wires as pull wires

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Pugs
Apr 01, 2009 8:09 pm
Pugs

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