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BradS
BradS
14 June 2012

At our wits end

At our wits end
NSW

If you were looking at building in south west Sydney i could have put you in contact with someone but they wont come this far to build

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BradS
Jun 14, 2012 5:01 pm
cinder
cinder
13 June 2012

builder installed wrong floorboards

builder installed wrong floorboards
VIC

Hi there, I knew someone whose builder stained their stair case the wrong colour & hence the floorboards didn't match. Their builder wouldn't fix this either. I think with…

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cinder
Jun 13, 2012 11:52 pm
cinder
willcres
willcres
13 June 2012

Apples for Apples comparison from Wisdom

Apples for Apples comparison from Wisdom
NSW

It's hard to prove it... No builder have the same offer... Their service & follow up are much more important.

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willcres
Jun 13, 2012 11:10 pm
willcres
Echo
Echo
13 June 2012

Dispute over water consumption during demolition

Dispute over water consumption during demolition
WA

Sounds like the majority of water was thru the damage then. Only one option left eh? Gotta argue with the demo company, if they broke it they pay. Gonna be hard to prove…

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Echo
Jun 13, 2012 10:07 pm
Echo
Braddiefamily
Braddiefamily
13 June 2012

Which Austral Bricks to use

Which Austral Bricks to use
QLD

Yes we have seen a couple of houses with them and they do look fantastic, our roof tiles have just gone on so we are hoping the bricks will be starting soon :0)

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Braddiefamily
Jun 13, 2012 8:27 pm

One of mine is Ironstone and Monument , the other is Monument and Ironstone. Cant remember which is…

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Echo
Jun 13, 2012 2:23 pm
Echo
deb17
deb17
13 June 2012

Carbon tax increase

Carbon tax increase
NSW
1, 2

Yes Eager; I always talk my insurances back down when they go up. I also get 13% discount on all gas and elec bills.

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deb17
Jun 13, 2012 1:49 pm
boosho
boosho
13 June 2012

Any recent First home buyers with Henley? Need advice.

Any recent First home buyers with Henley? Need advice.
VIC

Hi I'm kinda new here, well I say new coz this is my very first post but I've been following this forum for a while now. Anyways, we are about to build with Henley Monaco…

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boosho
Jun 13, 2012 1:00 pm
boosho
Lex
Lex
13 June 2012

Flooring after handover - skirting boards before tiling?

Flooring after handover - skirting boards before tiling?
SA

Thanks, ladies. I felt I had to speak up and mention all the "little" tasks that the whole thing will be made of. Once you break the whole job into separate tasks and have…

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Lex
Jun 13, 2012 8:52 am
Lex

I am going to add the raking ceiling through my living area. However I also want to extend a bit of eave at outside of raking ceiling like display home. But due to the…

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murphywei
Jun 12, 2012 10:33 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
12 June 2012

Building 1st time

Building 1st time
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hoping that the next few days sees it all done! :D

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Deemaree
Jun 12, 2012 9:15 pm
Deemaree
bashworth
bashworth
12 June 2012

Want to build a new house

Want to build a new house
VIC

Even if you avoid the service charge for water you are still going to get hit for the service charge for sewerage. If its only a holiday shack thats used weekend and a…

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bashworth
Jun 12, 2012 5:20 pm
bashworth
lucylucylucy
lucylucylucy
12 June 2012

First time building with Scott Park Homes in Perth

First time building with Scott Park Homes in Perth
WA

Oh we also have a settlement date for this FRIDAY and the land will be all ours :-)

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lucylucylucy
Jun 12, 2012 5:18 pm
d@n
d@n
12 June 2012

External colour scheme - feedback please

External colour scheme - feedback please
NSW

What colours for render? It's a big place so could do with some strong colours.

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d@n
Jun 12, 2012 4:50 pm
NEWtobuilding3
NEWtobuilding3
12 June 2012

Anyone had bamboo Floors layed recently?

Anyone had bamboo Floors layed recently?
VIC

We now have a quote for $8100 for 90m2 fully layed

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NEWtobuilding3
Jun 12, 2012 4:48 pm
letitbe
letitbe
12 June 2012

30 Thirty Estate

30 Thirty Estate
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi guys How is your build progress? I'm just curious about agri (Agricultural) drainage. Is it required from day 1 the building starts or we ask plumber install it…

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letitbe
Jun 12, 2012 3:59 pm
Our_first_home
Our_first_home
12 June 2012

Minimum Building dimensions per Building Code of Australia

Minimum Building dimensions per Building Code of Australia
VIC

Thanks Builderforlife. We were in situation where we had to cut down some sizes to fit the choice of plan in land envelope. We had few options and one of them to cut…

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Our_first_home
Jun 12, 2012 10:48 am
catjim
catjim
11 June 2012

visited site and got several questions/problems, help please

visited site and got several questions/problems, help please
VIC

This type of wall was specified in our estate guidelines and there are many, many houses in our estate with these types of garage walls. Maybe it varies from state to state.

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catjim
Jun 11, 2012 11:13 pm
mornpenbuild
mornpenbuild
11 June 2012

Recommend a structural engineer for a house design in Melb

Recommend a structural engineer for a house design in Melb
VIC

Hi everyone, I am looking for an geo/structural engineer to work with in designing and constructing a house in Rye on the Mornington Peninisula in Victoria in 2012. I…

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mornpenbuild
Jun 11, 2012 9:24 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 June 2012

V-Lam Hush Laminate Glazing

V-Lam Hush Laminate Glazing
WA

Hi ed, I just asked the local supplier they said the double glazed door cost about 3 times than V-Ham Hush glazed door. That's so…

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ECOECO
Jun 11, 2012 3:20 pm
ECOECO
Zarli
Zarli
11 June 2012

Building in Lower Chittering

Building in Lower Chittering
WA

Hi there, My inlaws built 5 years ago through D ale A lcock up in Lower Chittering. Site costs (and building costs) were large because of the distance and the hard…

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Zarli
Jun 11, 2012 2:31 pm
Zarli
Ainslee
Ainslee
11 June 2012

software to show what a house looks like

software to show what a house looks like
VIC

cool thanks!! :) This is one of the many things that has been niggling at me since we chose the colours in June last year(!). It's been good being on this forum, as it is…

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Ainslee
Jun 11, 2012 1:46 pm
marybond2012
marybond2012
11 June 2012

2-storey home options

2-storey home options
WA

Hi Dakr, I doubt you would find a 2 storey home in Perth for 300m2 in that price range :(. Usually the allowance by council for roof area on a block is 50% that includes…

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marybond2012
Jun 11, 2012 10:41 am
marybond2012
blacklab
blacklab
11 June 2012

How to determine distance to street?

How to determine distance to street?
WA

We brought land in an estate and the garage has to be 6 metres from the edge of the property ( 8 meters from curb) and on a particular side of the house. It would depend…

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blacklab
Jun 11, 2012 9:23 am
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
11 June 2012

Builder asking for slab payment BEFORE slab is laid????

Builder asking for slab payment BEFORE slab is laid????
NSW

This is ridiculous... what would happen if you asked to not pay say the frame progress payment till after lock up??? Pretty sure the builder would be saying no you have to…

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nglbuilder
Jun 11, 2012 2:53 am
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 11:28 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 6:08 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 10, 2012 12:23 am
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 9:47 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 6:37 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 1:14 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 11:42 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 9:31 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 8:59 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 8:25 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 6:35 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 9:23 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 8:57 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 1:05 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 11:41 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 10:29 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 7:11 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 3:03 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 3:03 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 4:03 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 2:34 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 12:44 pm


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