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dazandstace
dazandstace
10 June 2012

House and Land package

House and Land package
VIC

I would ask your admin person to confirm this for you. I think they purchase items like ovens etc, in bulk and when that lot is gone they have a new lot that maybe a…

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dazandstace
Jun 10, 2012 10:28 pm
dazandstace
nina marie
nina marie
10 June 2012

Saturn Switches

Saturn Switches
NSW

I reckon the white switches look more modern now (still look like glass, rather than white plastic) as the ocean mist colour has been around for a while now. Plus not…

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nina marie
Jun 10, 2012 5:08 pm
nina marie
peterx
peterx
9 June 2012

Building out the back/land titling

Building out the back/land titling
VIC

i know its been a while but if you havent started yet give jim@newwavehomes.com.au a call. town planning drawings should not cost more than 5000 all up for one house. your…

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peterx
Jun 09, 2012 11:23 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
9 June 2012

Which stage is evaporative cooling(on top of roof) built?

Which stage is evaporative cooling(on top of roof) built?
VIC

My one was in before lockup was completed! Although my build is not exactly going in order :)

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theanonyuser
Jun 09, 2012 8:47 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
9 June 2012

V&J's Lisbon 22- New decorating thread pg. 17

V&J's Lisbon 22- New decorating thread pg. 17
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Hi All, New decorating thread over here .. http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=57178

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Victoria_g06
Jun 09, 2012 5:37 pm
Victoria_g06
greenfish
greenfish
9 June 2012

overhead electricity or underground pit

overhead electricity or underground pit
VIC

Personally I think underground is the best way to go. It's safer in fires and so on, and looks much nicer too.

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greenfish
Jun 09, 2012 12:14 pm
greenfish
fmbarleymow
fmbarleymow
9 June 2012

QLD Building Boost Application Documents

QLD Building Boost Application Documents
QLD

Hi, In applying for the QLD Building Boost, can anyone who has done it already, confirm what documents i need to submit? Other than their application form and our…

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fmbarleymow
Jun 09, 2012 10:42 am
matrix47
matrix47
9 June 2012

Eaves and land setback

Eaves and land setback
VIC

A note on setbacks. Sometimes it is not simply a local council matter. In many new developments the setbacks are governed by design rules established by the developers.…

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matrix47
Jun 09, 2012 8:31 am
bashworth
bashworth
8 June 2012

Washing Machine Taps Under Trough

Washing Machine Taps Under Trough
WA

We never turn the taps off and have never had any problem. It might be an issue if the hoses aren't in good condition but thats less likely now they aren't natural rubber

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bashworth
Jun 08, 2012 7:59 pm
bashworth
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
8 June 2012

Just bought land in Cardinia? Help needed.

Just bought land in Cardinia? Help needed.
VIC

I don't live in Cardinia Shire but I think it's a great idea and I wish you well! ::

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JazzyJess
Jun 08, 2012 7:25 pm
gogo65
gogo65
8 June 2012

Buying at the New Rouse Hill (Casuarina)

Buying at the New Rouse Hill (Casuarina)
NSW

All I know is in winter your living/entertaining…

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gogo65
Jun 08, 2012 5:35 pm
gogo65
secur_ed
secur_ed
8 June 2012

How to fence on top of reataining

How to fence on top of reataining

This company do a concrete sleeper retaining wall where colorbond fencing can fixed to the top: http://www.aussieconcreteproducts.com.a ... o-fencing/

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secur_ed
Jun 08, 2012 8:23 am
Nayzv
Nayzv
8 June 2012

Our Lamont 2600 - PCI booked for 01/06/12 :D

Our Lamont 2600 - PCI booked for 01/06/12 :D
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

What a sweet little princess you have, congratulations! brought a tear to my eye. who cares about houses when you have a…

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Nayzv
Jun 08, 2012 7:57 am
Nayzv
CC101
CC101
8 June 2012

Redink - Complete 250 in Harrisdale Green WA

Redink - Complete 250 in Harrisdale Green WA
WA
1, 2

Just wanted to write a further comment for anyone considering building with redink. Since prestart it has been one issue after another with…

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CC101
Jun 08, 2012 12:05 am
gogo65
gogo65
7 June 2012

Site Cost blow out

Site Cost blow out
NSW

Yep, unreasonable, they are taking you for a ride. We have a P class slab, a 600mm step through the house and a 450mm step into garage. Needed 32mpa concrete. 470sqm…

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gogo65
Jun 07, 2012 10:41 pm
gogo65
akashra
akashra
7 June 2012

SUPER URGENT SITE CUT HELP! SE Suburbs Melbourne

SUPER URGENT SITE CUT HELP! SE Suburbs Melbourne
VIC

You want someone to take ~1800 cubes of dirt that doesn't have a certificate to say it's clean fill with under 24 hours notice, for free?

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akashra
Jun 07, 2012 9:29 pm
Dan17179
Dan17179
7 June 2012

Austral- Metropolis Topaz bricks

Austral- Metropolis Topaz bricks
NSW

Thanks for link to your blog Kiki. Bricks look great and I read a few comments regarding the water absorption etc affecting final colour variance. I hope that is true and…

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Dan17179
Jun 07, 2012 6:11 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
7 June 2012

Naming Your House

Naming Your House
WA

There was a thread about this before ... do a search ::wink::

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Mclaren
Jun 07, 2012 2:03 pm
Mclaren
waxinggibbous
waxinggibbous
7 June 2012

Where to buy shipping containers?

Where to buy shipping containers?
QLD

Here's some of the places I've contacted for…

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waxinggibbous
Jun 07, 2012 2:03 pm
waxinggibbous
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
7 June 2012

Building with AV Jennings in Mt Barker - Yay work has begun!

Building with AV Jennings in Mt Barker - Yay work has begun!
SA
1, 2

wow looks super!!! shame the weather in Adel has been pretty lousy of late :(

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nglbuilder
Jun 07, 2012 3:03 am
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
6 June 2012

Electrical costs on acreage.

Electrical costs on acreage.
WA

Hello, if you decide to go fully solar here are a couple of traps you may not be aware of: After a few years you may find that you are not getting the same output from…

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cenemelectrical
Jun 06, 2012 1:34 pm
CC101
CC101
6 June 2012

Prestart cost for Impressions, Redink, Rossnorth

Prestart cost for Impressions, Redink, Rossnorth
WA

redink light 55 weatherproof light 80 single gpo 55 dgpo 65 weather proof dgpo 115 tv point 100 gas 310 don't know about paving - did not get done through builder

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CC101
Jun 06, 2012 11:44 am
Oran
Oran
6 June 2012

Anyone building in Oran Park?

Anyone building in Oran Park?
NSW
1, 2

Yeah we also went to di Lorenzo, and we had a similar experience.

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Oran
Jun 06, 2012 10:22 am
Jester
Jester
6 June 2012

Timber floors with quad and fixing stage invoice Qs

Timber floors with quad and fixing stage invoice Qs
VIC

Re: the fixing stage invoice - yes this is fine as they have done the painting in lieu of the fit-outs inside your cabinetry (trust me when I…

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Jester
Jun 06, 2012 9:28 am
Forg
Forg
6 June 2012

Deck in the alfresco

Deck in the alfresco
WA

I think it's hard to say without knowing what the rest of the house is made of & how it's built! :) You will probably want the alfresco floor to be the same height as the…

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Forg
Jun 06, 2012 8:36 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
5 June 2012

Has anyone built a split level house?

Has anyone built a split level house?
VIC

Hi, have a look at Jodge's thread. She has built a gorgeous split level. :D

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Treeseachanger
Jun 05, 2012 11:20 pm
jnkbids
jnkbids
5 June 2012

Fireplace with Porter Davis.. .before or after handover?

Fireplace with Porter Davis.. .before or after handover?
VIC

thanks... will price with Porter Davies and Jetmaster and see how much the difference is... worried that it might be too much hassle to do it after handover / mess up the…

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jnkbids
Jun 05, 2012 11:08 pm
cinder
cinder
5 June 2012

Builders in Melbourne

Builders in Melbourne
VIC

Hi there, We are building with Highview Homes; one of their designs but we have changed it so much to suit us it may as well be custom. I'm not sure what look you are…

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cinder
Jun 05, 2012 10:38 pm
cinder
builderforlife
builderforlife
5 June 2012

Looking for House and Land in Wyndham vale...need help

Looking for House and Land in Wyndham vale...need help
VIC

Consider them all , at first, then do your homework with past clients and inspect their work.

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builderforlife
Jun 05, 2012 8:52 pm
builderforlife

$500 in sewage and water access fees? Brisbane city council

$500 in sewage and water access fees? Brisbane city council
QLD

Thanks guys, yeah they have been sending our rates to our current address (without us advising them) so I didn't even think about the Urban utilities! Hmmmm we bought a…

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firsttimebuilding
Jun 05, 2012 7:42 pm
CavWallStu
CavWallStu
5 June 2012

Cost of cavity wall insulation?

Cost of cavity wall insulation?
WA

Our builder has now decided that we need to meet the 6 star energy requirements despite me questioning this…

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CavWallStu
Jun 05, 2012 3:35 pm
Northern_Suburbs
Northern_Suburbs
5 June 2012

Granny flat Perth recommendations?

Granny flat Perth recommendations?
WA

Maybe ask for a quote from Hallmark Developments - they build some great houses and have a granny flat example on their website - here is a link:

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Northern_Suburbs
Jun 05, 2012 1:52 pm
Forg
Forg
5 June 2012

Different paint colour for different rooms???

Different paint colour for different rooms???
VIC

We painted our own place during a reno ... different situation, I guess, because the local paint-shop ain't going to give any more of a discount for 20L of one colour than…

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Forg
Jun 05, 2012 10:10 am
Forg
Forg
5 June 2012

Looking to build an American/Euro house in Oz! :-)

Looking to build an American/Euro house in Oz! :-)
NSW

Are there other blocks around? I ask because in NSW there's a "Complying Development" scheme/policy/whatever, all the councils got together with the state gumbyment &…

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Forg
Jun 05, 2012 10:04 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
5 June 2012

gas point to alfresco price

gas point to alfresco price
VIC
1, 2

Ok so in theory if the barbie tips it to the next level the entire run would need to be upgrading hence the variations we are seeing in pricing and I guess the rule of…

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AussieMark
Jun 05, 2012 9:39 am
butterflypond
butterflypond
4 June 2012

Dulux Fiji Sands Render Colour. Has anyone used this?

Dulux Fiji Sands Render Colour. Has anyone used this?
VIC

Haven, do you have a final photo of how it looks? I have selected it for my render colour and am now intrigued to see how it looks

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butterflypond
Jun 04, 2012 11:19 pm
dvestate
dvestate
4 June 2012

Do I need Sarking

Do I need Sarking
NSW

I'm guessing if you are fitting the Ducted Air after you have moved in you just tell the installers they need to use the man hole rather than open the roof and throw…

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dvestate
Jun 04, 2012 9:52 pm
shakeandbake
shakeandbake
4 June 2012

Solidity of project homes

Solidity of project homes
NSW

Thanks for all the info guys. Just done a bit more reading, and I think I understand this stuff a bit better now. Structure-wise - use of battens or furring channels,…

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shakeandbake
Jun 04, 2012 9:17 pm
equineaffair
equineaffair
4 June 2012

Build nearly 12 months Late - what to do

Build nearly 12 months Late - what to do
VIC

I have the building period in the contract, yes there are damages, I am able to calculate the delivery date. My issue was this was September 2011. I have not received…

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equineaffair
Jun 04, 2012 4:38 pm
equineaffair
alt0160
alt0160
4 June 2012

Bulkhead above the kitchen cupboards is MDF or Plaster board

Bulkhead above the kitchen cupboards is MDF or Plaster board
VIC

Your building inspector sounds pretty good, have you asked his advice? Personally, I prefer things to be done right first time. Our kitchen cabinetry goes right to the…

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alt0160
Jun 04, 2012 4:09 pm
alt0160
alt0160
4 June 2012

Should you trust your instincts?

Should you trust your instincts?
QLD

Definitely go with your instincts, I was talked out of a few things and I sit there looking at it and adding it to a 'future renovation list.' The most annoying thing is…

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alt0160
Jun 04, 2012 4:02 pm
MissyP
MissyP
4 June 2012

What would your thoughts be?

What would your thoughts be?
WA

Not much help to the general discussion, but want to trump everyone's experiences... When our neighbours were having their pool constructed, twice, yes TWICE, the tradies…

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MissyP
Jun 04, 2012 3:14 pm
MissyP
LynneY
LynneY
4 June 2012

Alfresco - when building with Dechellis in SA

Alfresco - when building with Dechellis in SA
SA

Thanks 1stBuildFR! :-) It sounds like you got a good deal. Your builder sounds reasonable and very transparent about costs! I definitely agree with you with regards to…

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LynneY
Jun 04, 2012 10:28 am
soakedblonde
soakedblonde
3 June 2012

Help.... Farmhouse style houses

Help.... Farmhouse style houses
WA

Welcome to the forum :D There are a few more who have a farmhouse/country style range: - Ventura - C0tent Living - Shelford Homes Other builders that don't have a…

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soakedblonde
Jun 03, 2012 10:11 pm
soakedblonde
gogo65
gogo65
3 June 2012

Walk in robe layout -opinions please

Walk in robe layout -opinions please
NSW
1, 2

Ok, my original thought was to have two sections long, so dearest jodge, can you swap the three middle sections around, (on the long wall) so two long and one double…

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gogo65
Jun 03, 2012 8:05 pm
gogo65
Sarie
Sarie
3 June 2012

First Home Builder - The Vale - WA Housing Centre

First Home Builder - The Vale - WA Housing Centre
WA
1, 2

Hi paulzie Just wondering what your colour render is?

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Sarie
Jun 03, 2012 6:42 pm
wrethm01
wrethm01
3 June 2012

Our Build !! Seville Grove Nearly at handover! some pics!

Our Build !! Seville Grove Nearly at handover! some pics!
WA
1, 2

Wow - looking good! Definately think your feature render needs to be a darker shade of grey.. doesn't have to be the same colour of the roof but somewhere half way…

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wrethm01
Jun 03, 2012 11:04 am
wrethm01


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