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jemsaf
jemsaf
31 August 2012

TAPWARE - help finding a good website

TAPWARE - help finding a good website
VIC

Any others, just can't seem to find anything I like :(

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jemsaf
Aug 31, 2012 12:15 pm
TomCat
TomCat
31 August 2012

Brick colour - thermal qualities

Brick colour - thermal qualities
SA

Fantastic! This is GREAT info - thanks

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TomCat
Aug 31, 2012 8:47 am
TomCat
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
30 August 2012

Decent builders in Nowra/Shoalhaven area

Decent builders in Nowra/Shoalhaven area
NSW

We recently built with Barrington Homes in the Wollongong area and they did a pretty good job. They did have a display home at Vincentia a while back but don't know if it…

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grumblebum54
Aug 30, 2012 11:15 pm
grumblebum54
oneness
oneness
30 August 2012

Lighting/electrical expertise/advice required re LED's

Lighting/electrical expertise/advice required re LED's
WA

thanks everyone...great help... Yes it is a 2 storey (not concrete suspended slab)... Will approach builder and see what they say...i have been googling the subject and it…

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oneness
Aug 30, 2012 10:51 pm
hurryupandbuy
hurryupandbuy
30 August 2012

Metric*n Quality

Metric*n Quality
VIC

Thanks, Ive heard the Weribee/Hoppers Crossing branch is great, looking to use them down the coast

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hurryupandbuy
Aug 30, 2012 8:31 pm
hurryupandbuy
Silvergum
Silvergum
30 August 2012

ADSL Internet options - Highlands Craigieburn

ADSL Internet options - Highlands Craigieburn
VIC

Thanks for your responses guys... seems like a bit of a nightmare. Who would have thought that in 2012 it would be such an issue!. Will see what we can found out in the…

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Silvergum
Aug 30, 2012 8:09 pm
Onewheel
Onewheel
30 August 2012

External Colours Help for new house

External Colours Help for new house
NSW

I know what you mean about brick samples, looks different from the little wall at the brick display, makes it so hard to make a decision. No slab yet, no work on the…

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Onewheel
Aug 30, 2012 7:30 pm
abusymum
abusymum
30 August 2012

New home building Cost

New home building Cost
NSW

We are moving in the spring so I have asked friends to put aside any extra garden plants they may have when 'spring cleaning' their gardens. It saves them having to throw…

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abusymum
Aug 30, 2012 2:59 pm
IanC
IanC
30 August 2012

is anyone building/Build Manchester 22 (Eden Brae) ?

is anyone building/Build Manchester 22 (Eden Brae) ?
NSW

G'day kelumsv, I am building a modified Manchester 23 (Bigger Afresco).

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IanC
Aug 30, 2012 11:41 am
IanC
boofnmike
boofnmike
30 August 2012

Has anyone built the luxor by simonds homes ?

Has anyone built the luxor by simonds homes ?
VIC

hi there, was hoping to find other people on here that has built or considering building the luxor by simonds homes?, i have only found 1 other person on here who is…

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boofnmike
Aug 30, 2012 11:39 am
paulw11
paulw11
30 August 2012

R12 Hill Reliance System - Setup

R12 Hill Reliance System - Setup

If you have an alarm system it is best to get a central filter installed. This effectively splits your line at the point of entry so that you a voice line and an ADSL…

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paulw11
Aug 30, 2012 7:14 am
ZeroGravity
ZeroGravity
30 August 2012

NEW DIMENSION HOMES (VIC) Any feedback

NEW DIMENSION HOMES (VIC) Any feedback
VIC

NDH has been appointed an external administrator. Let's continue the discussions here viewtopic.php?f=31&t=59131

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ZeroGravity
Aug 30, 2012 12:07 am
home builder MK11
home builder MK11
29 August 2012

Site Works estimated cost

Site Works estimated cost
WA

i would say the price you have been quoted is reasonable if not very cheap. i have recenetly built on a slooping block and the expenses keep adding. Cost to removal soil…

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home builder MK11
Aug 29, 2012 10:50 pm
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gogo65
Aug 29, 2012 10:25 pm
gogo65
Bluejayice
Bluejayice
29 August 2012

Our build with Mirvac in Glenfield

Our build with Mirvac in Glenfield
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks for this! I may go down there one evening after work, other times I have been there it seems ok. I love what you have done with your backyard :)

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Bluejayice
Aug 29, 2012 10:24 pm
EagleOne
EagleOne
29 August 2012

Electrical appointment

Electrical appointment
NSW

Ok will upload plans tomorrow

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EagleOne
Aug 29, 2012 8:37 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
29 August 2012

Rain days

Rain days
NSW

Just to throw this one out there - it was a rather wet summer/early Autumn in Sydney wasn't it? I remember anecdotes from people building up there regarding them copping…

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cmhamilton
Aug 29, 2012 8:30 pm
our dream home
our dream home
29 August 2012

Dennis Family Homes - Contract

Dennis Family Homes - Contract
VIC

Hi all after months of paper work I finally got the permits and documents to hand over to the bank which means that hopefully in the next few days we will get our site…

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our dream home
Aug 29, 2012 6:13 pm
Eddygo
Eddygo
29 August 2012

service we can get from construction company?

service we can get from construction company?
NSW

Hi every one , who can tell me what kind of the service we can get from the construction company? i need some one to building the kitchen cabinet , wardrobe, bathroom…

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Eddygo
Aug 29, 2012 1:22 pm
plucka
plucka
29 August 2012

Cement Render Facade Finish

Cement Render Facade Finish
NSW
1, 2

Rendered my last house- 44sq 2 story for $15k. After 5 years I think I had 2 minor hairline cracks.

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plucka
Aug 29, 2012 12:46 pm
kessa35
kessa35
29 August 2012

New Construction Building Inspection

New Construction Building Inspection
QLD

I used Building Inspection Services Queensland, http://www.inspectionsqld.com.au/. They were fantastic. My solicitor suggested them, Bill is the inspector and did 4…

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kessa35
Aug 29, 2012 8:38 am
kessa35
kessa35
29 August 2012

Independent building inspector at each stage?

Independent building inspector at each stage?
QLD

I used Building Inspection Services Queensland for our house. They did a footing, frame, lockup and a handover inspection. The whole process was easier for us because we…

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kessa35
Aug 29, 2012 8:31 am
donna61
donna61
29 August 2012

Cost saving

Cost saving
NSW

Our Builder is very strict "no owner supplier goods" so have to get it through them or after handover

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donna61
Aug 29, 2012 1:23 am
vcarmo
vcarmo
28 August 2012

Carlisle Homes - Madera 24

Carlisle Homes - Madera 24
VIC

Hi there, Just wondering if any one else is building the Madera 24? If so where are you up to? We will be building in Drouin :)

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vcarmo
Aug 28, 2012 5:11 pm
soakedblonde
soakedblonde
28 August 2012

Building in the hills in WA

Building in the hills in WA
WA

Over here for the BAL rating it includes special flyscreens,toughened glass for all windows & doors,special vent covers,everything has to be…

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soakedblonde
Aug 28, 2012 4:52 pm
soakedblonde
ghunnar
ghunnar
28 August 2012

Boutique Homes, list of problems go on

Boutique Homes, list of problems go on
VIC

Zamirahman Quick question. In your HIA contract where it says engineer designs prepared for...... Is owner or builder written after "for"?

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ghunnar
Aug 28, 2012 2:56 pm
ghunnar
BIGZ
BIGZ
28 August 2012

Can You Bargain With The Builder?

Can You Bargain With The Builder?
WA

Make sure your builder provides a breakdown of the siteworks costs so that you can compare apples against apples instead of apples against a…

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BIGZ
Aug 28, 2012 12:59 pm
BIGZ
trm
trm
28 August 2012

Montgomery Homes

Montgomery Homes
NSW

Update. Been in for a year last week! Still chasing Montgomery Homes to close out some plumbing Quality Assurance issues raised by Fair Trading during the build. I have…

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trm
Aug 28, 2012 12:07 pm
our dream home
our dream home
28 August 2012

Any feedback on GJ Gardner Geelong?

Any feedback on GJ Gardner Geelong?
VIC

Not in the Geelong area but we are building a Dennis family home! Be prepared for a Long contract wait so if you are near ready and want one of their homes I'd go and…

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our dream home
Aug 28, 2012 11:26 am
leighton
leighton
28 August 2012

Building inspections - do you need to quote building regs?

Building inspections - do you need to quote building regs?
VIC

no a fault is a fault. builder should see that but it sometimes helps because builders dont always know. e.g. meter box exposed to weather should now be flashed not sealed…

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leighton
Aug 28, 2012 8:14 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
28 August 2012

Private Builders: Epping / Craigieburn / Mernda Region

Private Builders: Epping / Craigieburn / Mernda Region
VIC

see no-one answered this. did you get your builder? been a while , leighton at clark new homes

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leighton
Aug 28, 2012 8:09 am
leighton
kameruka
kameruka
28 August 2012

B&D Garage Door - TimberCoat costs

B&D Garage Door - TimberCoat costs
VIC

Timber coat is expensive and does not look as steel-line decowood garage door. Suggest you get a quote as I am not sure exactly how much it is>

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kameruka
Aug 28, 2012 4:36 am
PaulMac
PaulMac
27 August 2012

Steel work in building a house

Steel work in building a house
VIC

I need to draw up some plans for a new part of our roof which involves using a 7.2 meter c section steel beam and steel posts, I was wondering if anyone has similar steel…

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PaulMac
Aug 27, 2012 6:45 pm
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Scruffy-123
Aug 27, 2012 1:45 pm
Stage#2
Stage#2
27 August 2012

Oven etc

Oven etc
SA

Hi, What brand/model oven, cooktop, rangehood, microwave did you decide on? Thanks

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Stage#2
Aug 27, 2012 1:04 pm
Stage#2
humble
humble
27 August 2012

Concretor Recommendation

Concretor Recommendation
VIC

Taylors Lakes Concrete.. fantastic service.

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humble
Aug 27, 2012 10:19 am
Ritchie
Ritchie
27 August 2012

Sunscreen blinds under Roman?

Sunscreen blinds under Roman?
VIC

Hi, For your light filtering purpose, I suggest Double roller blinds. Have a sunscreen fabric as the "reveal" (which fits inside the archirtrave) and a full blockout…

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Ritchie
Aug 27, 2012 9:09 am
silver_libran
silver_libran
27 August 2012

Any good electrician?

Any good electrician?
VIC

Hi forumites, Anyone know a good, budget friendly electrician in the Point Cook area? Thanks :)

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silver_libran
Aug 27, 2012 9:07 am
durbs66
durbs66
27 August 2012

Hace anyone built with Cheviot Homes recently

Hace anyone built with Cheviot Homes recently
VIC

I am very happy with my home built by them, but their after sales service has been very disappointing.

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durbs66
Aug 27, 2012 8:49 am
PADAMS2012
PADAMS2012
27 August 2012

Finances with Resolve and Boutique

Finances with Resolve and Boutique
VIC

I thought I would share my experiences with Boutique and Resolve in respect to finances and mortgages, how it worked with these two companies:

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PADAMS2012
Aug 27, 2012 8:01 am

August 18th - More rain had stopped the builders, but they had managed to get a fair bit of work done in the dry days. Most of the outside walls are up (no front yet!) and…

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al_and_lucy_2012
Aug 26, 2012 9:21 pm
nina marie
nina marie
26 August 2012

What happens at completion/handover?

What happens at completion/handover?
NSW

Gosh, wish I only needed 5-6 hours sleep :)

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nina marie
Aug 26, 2012 8:32 pm
nina marie
htkcm21
htkcm21
26 August 2012

building with east west homes?

building with east west homes?
VIC

is anyone out there building with east west homes?

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htkcm21
Aug 26, 2012 3:16 pm
Ms_Teapot
Ms_Teapot
25 August 2012

Steventon Construction Adelaide

Steventon Construction Adelaide
SA

You might want to check out Juski's thread http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=53455 and Crazy…

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Ms_Teapot
Aug 25, 2012 9:32 pm
leighton
leighton
25 August 2012

Advice please on how building a new house progresses.

Advice please on how building a new house progresses.
VIC

we have two jobs where the owner has asked us to take care of demoliton. we havent done it for clients much over the last 27 years, but, if they want it? leighton at clark…

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leighton
Aug 25, 2012 6:57 pm
leighton
TomCat
TomCat
25 August 2012

Illegal dumping of rubbish on our lot

Illegal dumping of rubbish on our lot
VIC

Same happening here. The stupid thing is all the building around us at the mo is all the same builder. Don't need to be a genius to figure much out there. I rang the…

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TomCat
Aug 25, 2012 6:36 pm
TomCat
leighton
leighton
25 August 2012

Designer's Fee Proposal

Designer's Fee Proposal
VIC

hey bafto, that is an understatement. this guy doesnt do building permit plans, doesnt collect data and only "lodges" the planning permit plan. this is a lot of money for…

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leighton
Aug 25, 2012 6:29 pm
leighton
claire11
claire11
25 August 2012

Hi Everyone... Fixing stage complete

Hi Everyone... Fixing stage complete
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Colleen, what brick colour is this love it I'm building a single storey through Zuccala Homes. Just a small 3 bedroom home as it will…

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claire11
Aug 25, 2012 11:33 am
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
25 August 2012

Exclusive possession - HIA contract

Exclusive possession - HIA contract
VIC

There is more to it than this - it's a bit of a messy issue the OP has run into as explained in his previous thread. :o

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cmhamilton
Aug 25, 2012 10:49 am


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