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Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...

Gorgeous facade. I would have loved to have afford a nice/fancy facade but I'm lucky enough to afford a house in the first place :)

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CalicoCat
Jul 17, 2018 6:50 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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How's. This.... We have 3 bathrooms each shower has a recess which holds shampoo etc. We wanted tiled 300 x 400. We got 250 x 370 and all three varied in dimensions.…

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michaelyoni64
Jul 04, 2018 9:04 pm
periperi
periperi
4 July

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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We visit the site every day or two. It's worth asking your supervisor when various tradies will be scheduled to be there. I agree with the comment above that it's more…

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periperi
Jul 04, 2018 2:43 pm
periperi
SileNceR
SileNceR
29 June

Lorri's One day House in Cradoc Tasmania-- update. 5/6/17

Lorri's One day House in Cradoc Tasmania-- update. 5/6/17
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Yeah it’s cold enough here to keep me out of the garden I’d hate to imagine how much colder it is further south!!

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SileNceR
Jun 29, 2018 11:42 pm
Gloria55
Gloria55
22 May

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Here is something a little different when it comes in kit form. can save you heap. http://homefab.com.au/

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Gloria55
May 22, 2018 3:16 pm
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corkco
Mar 14, 2018 3:34 pm
corkco
Heliosphere
Heliosphere
13 March

Depth of edge beams for a house slab

Depth of edge beams for a house slab
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Yep reckon you are right in asking the engineer! Thanks :-D

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Heliosphere
Mar 13, 2018 1:02 pm
Heliosphere
Othello
Othello
3 January

Project Home Remote Location

Project Home Remote Location
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Thanks Bashworth. Great blog website with lots of thoughts to chew over.

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Othello
Jan 03, 2018 12:52 am
Francis C
Francis C
28 June 2017

Worry over soil around slab

Worry over soil around slab
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It's a bit disappointing a retaining wall was not part of the design to hold up the fill that there to hold up your house. Wilson homes did something similar to a friend…

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Francis C
Jun 28, 2017 12:54 pm
Lorri
Lorri
10 June 2017

Question about waffle pod slab

Question about waffle pod slab
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Thanks, the site supervisor is meeting us next wed on site so will ask him when is this happening. I thought that they would have graded it away from the house when they…

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Lorri
Jun 10, 2017 11:20 am
Lorri
Lorri
Lorri
12 May 2017

What does "site access" mean?

What does "site access" mean?
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Thanks, none of this was explained to us, it all started when they realised the place they thought was the pad was not the place the house was in the site plans, so it…

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Lorri
May 12, 2017 8:59 am
Lorri
lookbothways
lookbothways
14 April 2017

Our Derwent valley build

Our Derwent valley build
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What a difference a month makes, When the builders…

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lookbothways
Apr 14, 2017 9:51 am
Tribe7
Tribe7
2 April 2017

Hotondo Homes Tasmania - Hobart Build

Hotondo Homes Tasmania - Hobart Build
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Hello Nellmaree, Which home have you decided to build through hotondo?? Do you have any pics of your floor plan or colour selections, we all love having a look. I'm…

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Tribe7
Apr 02, 2017 9:09 am
Tribe7
Jays2007
Jays2007
6 February 2017

Custom build on slope Hobart - recommendations

Custom build on slope Hobart - recommendations
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Hi Snoss, I didn't have much luck with reviews I ended up going with a builder I bought a house off many years ago. I didn't realise he was still building around Hobart.…

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Jays2007
Feb 06, 2017 5:42 pm
CameronRobertson
CameronRobertson
1 February 2017

Posting landscape topics

Posting landscape topics

Thanks for the information. :)

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CameronRobertson
Feb 01, 2017 11:11 am
CameronRobertson
Lorri
Lorri
30 October 2016

BAL 12.5 to BAL 19 costs Update , now Bal 29!

BAL 12.5 to BAL 19 costs Update , now Bal 29!
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Hi Cave D, we are in Tassie and i looked on the net and found this Bal guy, as far as I know it doesn't matter what your Bal level is, if you driveway in is more than 30…

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Lorri
Oct 30, 2016 2:17 am
Lorri
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
4 September 2016

Supplying your own goods or trades.

Supplying your own goods or trades.
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Pc or ps is like an allowance for certain items. We pc'd a few things like airconditioning, carpets, lighting and tapware, concrete and turf. That way there is an…

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Craigasaurus
Sep 04, 2016 10:51 am
bpratt
bpratt
3 August 2016

Long narrow house on a 1 acre block

Long narrow house on a 1 acre block
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I'm on 1 acre, and the house is only 233 sqm in size, but from the road it looks just as big as most in the estate. The roof is also 25 degree pitch, so that by itself…

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bpratt
Aug 03, 2016 11:22 am
Lorri
Lorri
17 July 2016

Tender and cancellation charges?

Tender and cancellation charges?
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Just curious about this, not planning to cancel but I noticed on the tender papers it says that other cost will be added if you don't accept the tender, that money you…

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Lorri
Jul 17, 2016 7:08 pm
Lorri
Lorri
Lorri
12 July 2016

Builder said we can't have slab.......Updated plans

Builder said we can't have slab.......Updated plans
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I don't mind them battered if they are safe left like that, surely the builder would say if they are safe? Would they have to warn you if not? Don't want the slope…

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Lorri
Jul 12, 2016 7:55 am
Lorri
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
23 June 2016

Slab pier question

Slab pier question
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I does not look very scary to me. The steel is light gauge. My understanding is that N12 equates to a 12mm dia bar. This is the minimum sized steel bars that can be used.…

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Beetaloo
Jun 23, 2016 8:48 pm
Beetaloo
oneJohn
oneJohn
23 June 2016

Custom house plans - Size reduction and layout advice?

Custom house plans - Size reduction and layout advice?
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To take 16m2 out of it, I think you're going to need to take a room out. What spaces are there in your current plan that you don't need?

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oneJohn
Jun 23, 2016 10:51 am
oneJohn
Lorri
Lorri
21 June 2016

Loungers windows

Loungers windows
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Hi Matty, I think that the glare from outside while looking at the tv would be a pain, do you have a floorplan you can put on so we can see the room layout? Cheers Lorri

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Lorri
Jun 21, 2016 8:23 pm
Lorri
James Austin
James Austin
13 June 2016

CONTRACT Questions

CONTRACT Questions
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I will do that, just thought I'd ask in the meantime and you are right, looks like there a good amount of "gotchas" in the document

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James Austin
Jun 13, 2016 7:28 am
James Austin
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 May 2016

Help with house orientation

Help with house orientation
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Having the living areas on the NW side with your wide verandah means they will be shaded without getting blasted by the hot summer sun. It does mean however, that there…

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Stewie D
May 22, 2016 9:06 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
17 April 2016

electrical question

electrical question
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I have DECT phones in my house. The base station is plugged into my router with the (3 off) wireless telephone handsets installed wherever you like. All they need is a…

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Beetaloo
Apr 17, 2016 8:35 am
Beetaloo
Wellard2ndTimers
Wellard2ndTimers
16 April 2016

Where is your hot water system?

Where is your hot water system?
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Outside, along the dead side of the house, close to our ensuite. Pretty standard position for a WA build. As to why, that's just how we seem to do it over here :) :)

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Wellard2ndTimers
Apr 16, 2016 6:35 pm
KLB
KLB
17 February 2016

Site cut and need for retaining wall?

Site cut and need for retaining wall?
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I would say you would need one to control run off particularly.

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KLB
Feb 17, 2016 10:51 am
KLB
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
30 January 2016

Building in Northern Tas

Building in Northern Tas
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Its good taking a bit of getting used to and still have so much unpacking to do !Have moved from a huge two storey house to a smaller one storey and man we have some…

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nat_luke1
Jan 30, 2016 10:14 am
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
22 January 2016

Any ideas on house plan?

Any ideas on house plan?
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How big is that gap in the hall? Could you extend the linen a bit more so it was in the same spot but not line of sight or would the gap be too small then? Custom…

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Leksie5000
Jan 22, 2016 3:37 am
clueless2009
clueless2009
27 November 2015

Island bench question

Island bench question
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current house island bench have back laminates are in vertical and broken into three sections evenly, dark laminates like above pic's. Its represents roughly three double…

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clueless2009
Nov 27, 2015 2:25 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
25 November 2015

How long after pci

How long after pci
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Thanks archetto I hope it's that or less even hahaha I'm so anxious to get in before Christmas and now our PCI has been pushed from Thursday until Monday because the…

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nat_luke1
Nov 25, 2015 6:58 pm
ardasander
ardasander
16 November 2015

Is this enough ventilation for bathroom?

Is this enough ventilation for bathroom?
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When it comes to ventilation, you should measure air changes per hour (ach). For wet areas recommended ach rate is between 6 and 10. So considering your bathroom is…

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ardasander
Nov 16, 2015 1:22 pm
MezMaz71
MezMaz71
23 October 2015

Roller door

Roller door
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Hi nat_luke1, we have just completed a kDR with our builder in Melbourne, and we upgraded to a colourbond coloured sectional garage door with 4 windows across the top of…

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MezMaz71
Oct 23, 2015 9:33 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
20 October 2015

kitchen backsplash help

kitchen backsplash help
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You could seal the grout as said or ask them to use epoxy grout which is less/not porous or mist grey grout which is slightly off white light grey may be easier to maintain.

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bluesteel
Oct 20, 2015 5:40 pm
bluesteel
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
16 October 2015

progress payment

progress payment
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Thanks archetto

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nat_luke1
Oct 16, 2015 6:12 pm
TomCat
TomCat
29 September 2015

Framing

Framing
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Should be square on the slab, with none hanging over the edge for a start. Bashworth has some good info on his site. Here's a start:

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TomCat
Sep 29, 2015 5:48 am
TomCat
TashPaul
TashPaul
23 September 2015

I normally Love Christmas but .......

I normally Love Christmas but .......
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Is the 14 weeks they have given you from site works to keys? That is so fast if it is! We are at about 10 weeks now and only up to grey…

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TashPaul
Sep 23, 2015 8:17 am
TashPaul
PEARZ
PEARZ
18 September 2015

occupancy cert

occupancy cert
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Lol we finished our landscaping 9months after moving in haha that would have taken us a long time to get coo if we had to wait for landscape.

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PEARZ
Sep 18, 2015 5:39 pm
PEARZ
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
5 September 2015

Opinions on roof needed please

Opinions on roof needed please
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Unless you're in a very cold climate, generally the heat gain from a roof costs you more in summer than it benefits in winter, so in that case…

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Leksie5000
Sep 05, 2015 12:20 am
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
25 August 2015

Internal paint colour

Internal paint colour
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Hi, just wondering f anyone has used the dulux paint colour pale mushroom and if so have any pics ? Thanks

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nat_luke1
Aug 25, 2015 4:06 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
26 July 2015

nightsky vs Monument colourbond

nightsky vs Monument colourbond
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Hi, Just wondering if anyone has used Nightsky colourbond for roof and gutters with Monument for fascias, roller door and windows - has anyone gone with the same or close…

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nat_luke1
Jul 26, 2015 12:27 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
10 July 2015

ensuite and WIR opinions

ensuite and WIR opinions
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Thanks for everyones help, I have decided to leave it as is - unsure why they said it would have to go through council if it's internal...... but I think there is pro's…

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nat_luke1
Jul 10, 2015 10:33 am
alibaba11
alibaba11
7 July 2015

Difference in door price

Difference in door price
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Another point to note is that builder's door comes with handles and is painted (usually to the same colour as the door frame). Bear in mind that the doors you purchase…

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alibaba11
Jul 07, 2015 3:32 pm
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
5 July 2015

Mortar

Mortar
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Thanks Charon, our roof is colourbond night sky, with monument fascia, I think we will go white as I like the contrast look

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nat_luke1
Jul 05, 2015 2:03 pm
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
4 July 2015

ensuite and WIR opinions

ensuite and WIR opinions
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We have WIR to ensuite and we love it because it makes it discreet (i.e. they are both in the corner and when the door is shut, you won't even know its there). And as per…

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Bonnie21
Jul 04, 2015 3:29 pm
ASH Jordan Springs
ASH Jordan Springs
28 June 2015

Bricks

Bricks
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Could you save money and just upgrade the bricks in the facade?

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ASH Jordan Springs
Jun 28, 2015 2:44 pm
ASH Jordan Springs
nat_luke1
nat_luke1
28 June 2015

GJ Gradner Bridgewater

GJ Gradner Bridgewater
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Hi everyone - I am just interested if anyone has built the Bridgewater design from GJ Gardner and their experience ? Thank you

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nat_luke1
Jun 28, 2015 11:44 am

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