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HomeReview
HomeReview
10 December 2007

Where is you favourite display village?

Where is you favourite display village?

The upcoming 40 home QMBA Display Village at Daisy Hill will have some very interesting designs.

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HomeReview
Dec 10, 2007 6:20 pm
ahuang
ahuang
11 December 2007

damaged part of framing

damaged part of framing

What I mean was, when the other guys start working on other areas, there will be situations where the noggins might block the way of what they are trying to do (e.g. to…

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ahuang
Dec 11, 2007 7:46 am
ahuang
Jet79
Jet79
11 December 2007

Can you 'negotiate' on a new house price (project home)

Can you 'negotiate' on a new house price (project home)

did it work with Tamawood? No, but I saved so much money going with them I didn't really care.

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Jet79
Dec 11, 2007 10:52 am
Jet79
perryr
perryr
11 December 2007

Best Value Builder

Best Value Builder
VIC

I know there is someone on this forum who changed form PD to H3nley - and he said they were better value. For us it came down to a few things such as the design of the…

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perryr
Dec 11, 2007 10:53 am
perryr
perryr
11 December 2007

Burbank build quality.

Burbank build quality.
VIC

Hasn't stopped me - We have been…

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perryr
Dec 11, 2007 12:14 pm
aussiebell
aussiebell
11 December 2007

PD Paddington builders?

PD Paddington builders?
VIC

Do you remember what bricks were included in the category 1 range by any chance? I know the homestead range is included, do you know any others?

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aussiebell
Dec 11, 2007 9:04 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
11 December 2007

light face plate covers

light face plate covers
WA

Pop into Lawrence and Hanson, PR Electrical or rexel and they should all have what you need. They are wholesalers who also sell retail. L&H have pretty large warehouses,…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 11, 2007 9:53 pm
Yak_Chat
brittany
brittany
12 December 2007

Notes on the construction drawings - Is Builder responsbile?

Notes on the construction drawings - Is Builder responsbile?
VIC

If it is an immature tree a bottle of poison will be cheaper. Do not get caught removing it or poisoning it. Council hate people removing trees from nature strips.

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brittany
Dec 12, 2007 8:33 pm
brittany
Casa2
Casa2
13 December 2007

Building on a difficult terrain

Building on a difficult terrain

abraun, Interesting reading. I'm finalising he desing of a house for a sloping block. It has the prfect amount of slope. Enter at street level (great accesability) then…

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Casa2
Dec 13, 2007 8:45 pm
Casa2
Casa2
13 December 2007

And You Think Your Builders Bad

And You Think Your Builders Bad
1, 2

just for perry's sake i'd like to add that girls do stupid things too. I once set the dishwasher on fire...... :oops:

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Casa2
Dec 13, 2007 9:29 pm
clath
clath
15 December 2007

framing pics

framing pics

yes VJ its good to see progress when i visit the house . PD are quick with sending their invoices just received the invoice for the framing in the post today. They must be…

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clath
Dec 14, 2007 11:49 pm
clath
bry&cbear
bry&cbear
15 December 2007

Woo hoo!

Woo hoo!
1, 2

Great to see mate. Well earned, I say! 8)

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bry&cbear
Dec 15, 2007 12:23 pm
davinci
davinci
16 December 2007

wincrest homes

wincrest homes
VIC

has anyone built with wincrest homes, if so what are your experiences? we are looking at the sandringham 33 sqm

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davinci
Dec 16, 2007 7:42 pm
davinci
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
17 December 2007

fencing notice

fencing notice

Just to clarify .. thought i mentioned this... At Delfin Lakeside they only allow colour bond fences. its the covenant.. so i knew wot type of…

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Cookiemonster
Dec 17, 2007 6:39 am
oztish
oztish
17 December 2007

Schools in and around Aurora Estate, Epping North

Schools in and around Aurora Estate, Epping North
VIC

Thanks for that link - I will make some enquiries. Much appreciated!

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oztish
Dec 17, 2007 7:13 am
vpande
vpande
17 December 2007

A question about frame

A question about frame

Thanks guys, Off to ckeck if the 'lines' line up!

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vpande
Dec 17, 2007 9:44 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
17 December 2007

Weep hole

Weep hole

cheaper option is just stuff the holes with steel wool.

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Perth_Euro
Dec 17, 2007 12:44 pm
vegemitesandwiches
vegemitesandwiches
17 December 2007

Opinion on Brickwork

Opinion on Brickwork
QLD

Yes, very happy! Bring on the rest of the house!

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vegemitesandwiches
Dec 17, 2007 5:21 pm
aussiebell
aussiebell
17 December 2007

What the?

What the?
VIC

So we called up another sales rep to ask about the price and he told us $4500, so we went in to sign up and took in the booklet from the Mernda display which had the…

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aussiebell
Dec 17, 2007 8:35 pm
Antoxa
Antoxa
18 December 2007

Has anybody heard of Mega Homes?

Has anybody heard of Mega Homes?
VIC

Hi Kimmy, Approximately a year ago I was considering to build with them. They explained to me, their customers were people who didn't have enough deposit. They also…

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Antoxa
Dec 18, 2007 8:31 am
Mr D
Mr D
18 December 2007

Has anyone built with Urban Edge Homes?

Has anyone built with Urban Edge Homes?
VIC

Hi All, Has anyone built with Urban Edge Homes? cheers Mr D

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Mr D
Dec 18, 2007 5:37 pm
MaylandsManor
MaylandsManor
18 December 2007

We have trusses

We have trusses

thanks for all your comments; we are very excited. i don't think the colourbond will be on before Christmas. Because we are subcontracting everything ourselves, there is…

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MaylandsManor
Dec 18, 2007 10:13 pm
MaylandsManor
kasiakm
kasiakm
19 December 2007

HELP Windsor Homes problems...

HELP Windsor Homes problems...

Credit where credit is due... JG King hasn't been the problem - apart from being slow to get the invoice to Windsor, they have held up their end…

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kasiakm
Dec 19, 2007 9:01 pm
bec
bec
20 December 2007

Word of warning

Word of warning
VIC
1, 2

have you tried ringing your housing industry association and asking them what happens in this situation? if they were installing it but you were supplying it it just…

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bec
Dec 19, 2007 11:52 pm
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mattwalker
Dec 20, 2007 10:24 am
mattwalker
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
20 December 2007

House measure...Square metres or Squares?

House measure...Square metres or Squares?
1, 2

Yeah - I've got a few of them - but their not the really rare ones :cry: Steve

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Yak_Chat
Dec 20, 2007 12:20 pm
Yak_Chat

Hi can anyone tell me wether i need to worry about this roof truss above my front door. It seems to be aligned on the left end but towards the end of the frame theres a 1…

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clath
Dec 20, 2007 11:37 pm
clath
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
21 December 2007

New Home Inspections - Kevin (still around)

New Home Inspections - Kevin (still around)

Let the poor guy have his Christmas break.....i'm sure we wouldn't want our mobile ringing while trying to relax over this period.... By the sounds of it, with all of us…

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PhoenixStar
Dec 21, 2007 8:11 am
PhoenixStar
vanderlay
vanderlay
21 December 2007

Kid friendly!

Kid friendly!
1, 2

:lol: :lol: :lol: cheers to that!!! :D

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vanderlay
Dec 21, 2007 9:22 am
vanderlay
bmp
bmp
21 December 2007

Colour Selection - Light/Dark?

Colour Selection - Light/Dark?

is your feature strip the stone one?? We have a strip that has two square stones across ways and they look like river stones with browns and whites through out them -…

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bmp
Dec 21, 2007 12:24 pm
bmp
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
21 December 2007

QUESTION??

QUESTION??
NSW

It's all in your mind folks. :D :D Have a great break everyone. and I hope michelle found those window surrounds in here somewhere. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Dec 21, 2007 4:47 pm
Yak_Chat
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
22 December 2007

Lock Up !!!

Lock Up !!!
VIC
1, 2

Mike, would you also need on between the driveway and the portico??? Or is the driveway going to be angled as such that it runs off to the left?? I hope you get what i…

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PhoenixStar
Dec 22, 2007 1:10 pm
PhoenixStar
vpande
vpande
23 December 2007

Austral Bricks

Austral Bricks
VIC

we also spent nearly 2 months figuring out which was the one we liked. Austr@l was annoying as their Drysdale and cameo pink got discontinued. Besides the addresses they…

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vpande
Dec 23, 2007 9:43 am
DeeElle
DeeElle
23 December 2007

any online tools for helping with colour options?

any online tools for helping with colour options?
VIC

you can also create your own 'colour story' by buying a sketch pad and cutting out your favourite kitchen, lounge, bedroom and bathroom pics from magazines and then…

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DeeElle
Dec 23, 2007 8:27 pm
DeeElle
leonda
leonda
24 December 2007

Effects of Rain on our Timber Frame

Effects of Rain on our Timber Frame
VIC

Thankyou for your help everyone! That makes me feel much better, plus it is set to be a hot one this week so hopefully everything will dry out nicely :lol:

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leonda
Dec 24, 2007 4:31 pm
perryr
perryr
25 December 2007

Internal landscaping

Internal landscaping

Walked into a display home the other day with an internal water feature - certainly very striking. My feeling is that it would cost a bit to get done later - but…

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perryr
Dec 25, 2007 6:03 pm
VJ
VJ
26 December 2007

We have a slab!!!

We have a slab!!!
QLD

Congrats, Damo! That's a great looking slab you've got! And huge too! Will check your blog..... need to be familiar with the houses that people (in this forum) are…

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VJ
Dec 25, 2007 11:10 pm
VJ
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
26 December 2007

Is this brick work acceptable ?

Is this brick work acceptable ?

Hi Stingerr, definitely call Kevin from New Home Inspections. He has helped many of the Homeone members with their home inspections at various stages and always recieves…

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PhoenixStar
Dec 26, 2007 10:06 am
PhoenixStar
jerzey21
jerzey21
26 December 2007

Our 1st house Montego 28

Our 1st house Montego 28

We have had our carpet delivered since those pics were taken and our roof insulation installed, so the house should be nice and cool. After that its Apliances,…

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jerzey21
Dec 26, 2007 7:32 pm
Shady
Shady
27 December 2007

Post Contract Variations - Help please

Post Contract Variations - Help please

I'd have a word to them and see what happens. I'm sure there will be plenty of other little things that you will want touched up or fixed in your pre hand over inspection.…

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Shady
Dec 27, 2007 4:07 pm
jamiet
jamiet
28 December 2007

Gremm Homes

Gremm Homes
NSW

jamiet, Do you find that Gremmo Homes have increased their prices. That is, were they a competative builder when you first build but now they've…

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jamiet
Dec 28, 2007 12:03 am
Sue
Sue
28 December 2007

Got an early Christmas present

Got an early Christmas present
NSW

Thanks Shady, seem like you're a neighbour then. Yes our supervisor is Brett and so far we're very happy with him, as any problems I mention he get fixed asap. As for the…

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Sue
Dec 28, 2007 4:41 pm
commodorenut
commodorenut
28 December 2007

Where has my driveway gone?

Where has my driveway gone?

Not at all. We took pics…

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commodorenut
Dec 28, 2007 8:31 pm
commodorenut
Pebble
Pebble
1 January 2008

2c bricks vs 1c bricks, opinions please...

2c bricks vs 1c bricks, opinions please...
WA

Thanks, We will have a look at both Austral & Midland, lol at least with 2c there isn't too much to choose from in regards to colour (hmm cream or cream or cream or…

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Pebble
Jan 01, 2008 7:10 am
Pebble
Michelle
Michelle
1 January 2008

Our exterior colours - what do you think?

Our exterior colours - what do you think?
ACT

As a colour consultant I consider Dune to be not of the whites, not even close. But when dealing with council I have also found they seem to have their own set of rules…

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Michelle
Jan 01, 2008 4:14 pm
Michelle
Els
Els
1 January 2008

Harkaway Homes?

Harkaway Homes?
VIC

Has anyone used Harkaway Homes to build their new home? What was your experience? We are looking at building in Gippsland Victoria and have heard good reviews from this…

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Els
Jan 01, 2008 10:55 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
3 January 2008

Dealings with coucil prior to building

Dealings with coucil prior to building
VIC

We had a quote of $5000 for someone to do ours with no guarantee. I guess it depends on what and where you are building.

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3timesbuilda
Jan 03, 2008 1:59 pm
3timesbuilda
perryr
perryr
4 January 2008

tiles and a wrap

tiles and a wrap

They worked over the silly season? Nice!

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perryr
Jan 04, 2008 8:35 am


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