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scotta_74
scotta_74
1 February 2012

Window frame movement in brick walls

Window frame movement in brick walls
WA

Your windows and the reveals around them should be packed out and nailed or screwed into the studs beside them. This needs to be done right or you may face movement issues…

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scotta_74
Feb 01, 2012 6:43 pm
dvestate
dvestate
1 February 2012

FACADE knocked back.. no idea what to do :/

FACADE knocked back.. no idea what to do :/
NSW
1, 2

So glad I didn't opt for a block on Oran Park drive now.... They should just get you to install the thickest insulation you can I was looking at a home that backed onto…

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dvestate
Feb 01, 2012 10:11 pm
tinkster
tinkster
1 February 2012

Thirstys Thread - Still Waiting

Thirstys Thread - Still Waiting
WA
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Thirstygirl has great news. I feel it in my waters. ;)

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tinkster
Feb 01, 2012 10:18 pm
tinkster
james_d
james_d
2 February 2012

What to put underneath subfloor

What to put underneath subfloor
QLD

Most builders would leave bare, the ground is normally scraped so as to ensure that there is an even slope ie. no pooling of water. You want something cheap and easy,…

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james_d
Feb 02, 2012 9:49 am
robbie55
robbie55
2 February 2012

HELP regarding deposit may need legal advice?? UPDATE!!

HELP regarding deposit may need legal advice?? UPDATE!!
SA

I had a merchant facility for many years and can tell you that numerous charges are disputed when providing cc details by phone or even in person, so I'm surprised your…

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robbie55
Feb 02, 2012 12:50 pm
robbie55
elleflint
elleflint
2 February 2012

Bingara Gorge

Bingara Gorge
NSW

So Brad I see your build is going along nicely. Who are you building with?

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elleflint
Feb 02, 2012 3:11 pm
orangepool
orangepool
2 February 2012

HELP!!!Damn Sterling SA

HELP!!!Damn Sterling SA
SA

OMG how horrible. We need to contact them as we have had some substansial cracking in the front door and all the window ledges and general…

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orangepool
Feb 02, 2012 5:16 pm
sij
sij
2 February 2012

Building with Gemmill Homes - The Nevada

Building with Gemmill Homes - The Nevada
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Hi Henfry - we're about to start building the Nevada in Hammond Park so I'll be very interested to see how your build goes! So it only took a…

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sij
Feb 02, 2012 5:29 pm
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sij
Feb 02, 2012 5:34 pm
Silvergum
Silvergum
3 February 2012

Contract Provisional Allowances - Bank Loan

Contract Provisional Allowances - Bank Loan
VIC

that would be great CBPH, if you could pm me with the details of the curtain lady. Thanks

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Silvergum
Feb 03, 2012 3:06 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
3 February 2012

P class slab !!!

P class slab !!!
VIC
1, 2

Could you seriously stop plugging this other website randomly in existing threads (when those pages really don't contribute anything) just because... :s

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cmhamilton
Feb 03, 2012 4:01 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
3 February 2012

Perth "farmhouse" builders - recommendations please :)

Perth "farmhouse" builders - recommendations please :)
WA

Hi, this year we are going to build with WA Country Builders down south. Their homes are "modern" country :) style. Waiting on titles to be issued, meanwhile we are…

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Treeseachanger
Feb 03, 2012 6:17 pm
kiwi
kiwi
3 February 2012

RENOVATE OR DETONATE?!?!?!

RENOVATE OR DETONATE?!?!?!
WA

Where are you? Do you have a plan of the new build?

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kiwi
Feb 03, 2012 8:42 pm
kiwi
CC101
CC101
3 February 2012

Help me find a chrome plug

Help me find a chrome plug
SA

i am looking for same in wa. I will let u know if i find some where.

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CC101
Feb 03, 2012 8:54 pm
Alpal
Alpal
4 February 2012

Online status from builders

Online status from builders
VIC

PD has an online account function as well called 24/7 Its quite good - they update it quite regularly with updates

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Alpal
Feb 04, 2012 12:49 am
Mac25
Mac25
4 February 2012

Austral Melbourne Auburn Bricks!

Austral Melbourne Auburn Bricks!
VIC

Here are some photos of the Auburn brick from 2 houses in Doreen taken a couple of weeks ago (photos actually look better than real life, a lot darker in photos), it looks…

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Mac25
Feb 04, 2012 12:46 pm
PS_Sirocco7
PS_Sirocco7
4 February 2012

Family Home - Masterton Sirocco 7 - Ivy Facade

Family Home - Masterton Sirocco 7 - Ivy Facade
NSW

Thanks again for your advice. Im actually located on the far south coast of NSW, around 80km south of Batemans Bay. I will be able to monitor the building process very…

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PS_Sirocco7
Feb 04, 2012 1:54 pm
PS_Sirocco7
AE86
AE86
4 February 2012

Heywood 25 by PD - Landscaping Complete

Heywood 25 by PD - Landscaping Complete
1, 2, 3

looks very good mate ,you must be happy with it ,also good work by the person who did it!

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AE86
Feb 04, 2012 2:15 pm
CCANDDS
CCANDDS
5 February 2012

Building YAY... Ulitmate St Marks HBC

Building YAY... Ulitmate St Marks HBC
WA
1, 2

Nice pics though mate, you're getting…

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CCANDDS
Feb 05, 2012 12:13 pm
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CC101
Feb 05, 2012 3:20 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
5 February 2012

Our Prosperity in Spring Farm...Our bubby is here!

Our Prosperity in Spring Farm...Our bubby is here!
NSW
1 ... 43, 44, 45

Oh grass....lovely, verdant, green grass! Not jealous at all..... ;)

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Deemaree
Feb 05, 2012 8:53 pm
Deemaree
JLD
JLD
5 February 2012

6 Star Energy Rating requirements - thoughts, experiences?

6 Star Energy Rating requirements - thoughts, experiences?
VIC

The 6 star is based on your plans so it has to take into account orientation, windows, electrical, insulation etc. My understanding of the electrical component is that…

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JLD
Feb 05, 2012 10:29 pm
ourhome
ourhome
6 February 2012

Ourhome - working on the boat shaped sandpit.

Ourhome - working on the boat shaped sandpit.
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Thanks a lot Mclaren. How are things with you? Was busy for a while. My wife gave birth to a baby boy two weeks back. Before that we were busy getting the house ready for…

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ourhome
Feb 06, 2012 12:28 pm
brb_654
brb_654
6 February 2012

Powder ~ lanai ~ kitchen ~ pics! :: our Fairhaven Glenaire

Powder ~ lanai ~ kitchen ~ pics! :: our Fairhaven Glenaire
1 ... 31, 32, 33

=P~ What can I say, your Lanai puts mine to shame ::lol:: Gorgeous ::kiss:: Hope your well, and DH, kids and yourself are all settling in :D Well done with the kitchen, looks…

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brb_654
Feb 06, 2012 1:27 pm
brb_654
tonycfc
tonycfc
6 February 2012

Newbie questions, please help? thank you!

Newbie questions, please help? thank you!
NSW

thank you for the quick replies!!! :P thats right! im not expecting the "base model" will be as good as the display home. im just trying to find out what's included so…

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tonycfc
Feb 06, 2012 1:51 pm
kkurni
kkurni
6 February 2012

P Class site and M class modified Slab -why $10311

P Class site and M class modified Slab -why $10311

Hi All, I build with m3tr1c0n, there is 2 options, - Fixed site cost - $13000, including any rocks removal - Not fixed - $9500 based on Geosite program. after that I…

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kkurni
Feb 06, 2012 3:12 pm
kkurni
kkurni
6 February 2012

Fixed site costs - Is this reasonable?

Fixed site costs - Is this reasonable?

Hi All, I build with m3tr1c0n, there is 2 options, - Fixed site cost - $13000, including any rocks removal - Not fixed - $9500 based on Geosite program. after that I…

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kkurni
Feb 06, 2012 3:20 pm
Leona
Leona
6 February 2012

Redink upgrades

Redink upgrades
WA

Hey there, on pg 1 and 2 of my thread I'm pretty sure I have a few prices there, hope it helps!

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Leona
Feb 06, 2012 3:27 pm
aristocrat
aristocrat
6 February 2012

What exactly is included in Fixed Site Costs?

What exactly is included in Fixed Site Costs?

So Carlisle is giving out fixed site costs for 13500, and is this including Council Costs? My Site Cost was put at 15k Site Cost + 3.5k Council Costs in the Tarneit Area.…

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aristocrat
Feb 06, 2012 4:33 pm
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
6 February 2012

yay - progress :)

yay - progress :)
WA

ROFL at eating lamb. thats what i swore one of our little rams was going to end up as, coz he was such an instigator at escaping. yeah, i dont remember it being this…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Feb 06, 2012 4:50 pm
monstar
monstar
6 February 2012

anyone built/building with *?

anyone built/building with *?
1, 2, 3

Anymore updates K ellie and others that has built or is building your house with CL? We are thinking of building with CL, they have the best value for money house and the…

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monstar
Feb 06, 2012 5:49 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
6 February 2012

Rock removal contigency cost

Rock removal contigency cost
1, 2

You do realise you have revived a 4 year old thread with the same question you have asked in at last two other threads - probably not necessary on either front really... :o

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cmhamilton
Feb 06, 2012 7:42 pm
The Vans
The Vans
6 February 2012

Diamond gloss query

Diamond gloss query
WA

We have decided to go against the diamond gloss. :( We were told by our builder that there is no warranty on the diamond gloss by the builder or the cabinet maker as it is…

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The Vans
Feb 06, 2012 11:19 pm
The Vans
jasmin3
jasmin3
6 February 2012

Opticomm Smart Community

Opticomm Smart Community
VIC

Call you call the Mariott Waters estate agent and enquire? I don't know of the estate, but in Banksia Grove in WA the estate is on fibre optic network, so it we…

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jasmin3
Feb 06, 2012 11:25 pm
CA3105
CA3105
7 February 2012

Garage Ceiling

Garage Ceiling
WA

Aesthetically, plasterboard looks nicer. Plasterboard will be finished to look like one big piece of sheeting with no joins (the same as the ceilings inside the house),…

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CA3105
Feb 07, 2012 1:14 am
Scout
Scout
7 February 2012

Question about finances

Question about finances
VIC

It certainly does help! We are building independantly on land we already have so your advice is related to our situation. Thank you so much.

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Scout
Feb 07, 2012 6:59 am
Scout
movingGal
movingGal
7 February 2012

New build in Indooroopilly, Queensland - advice appreciated

New build in Indooroopilly, Queensland - advice appreciated
QLD

We spoke to a few designers and custom builders and they all said that project builders could do it much cheaper. We ended up getting more house for the money even after…

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movingGal
Feb 07, 2012 5:51 pm
jj1
jj1
7 February 2012

Really?

Really?
VIC

Our plans are dated 3/11/11, Basix certificate 3/12/11 lodged with Certifier 20/1/12 CDC issued 30/1/12.

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jj1
Feb 07, 2012 6:12 pm
madam
madam
7 February 2012

The Hunt Club

The Hunt Club
1, 2

Hi All- We will start building at the Hunt Club in a month's time and wanted to say hello ::cool:: to all our fellow Hunt…

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madam
Feb 07, 2012 7:46 pm
Trimbax
Trimbax
7 February 2012

Backfilling our Site

Backfilling our Site
VIC

We are in the process of building a new home and I was wanting to know if the builder is responsible for backfilling/restoring the natural ground level of the site prior…

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Trimbax
Feb 07, 2012 10:33 pm
caz_770
caz_770
7 February 2012

Sloping sills and reveals in shower? (cc'ed)

Sloping sills and reveals in shower? (cc'ed)
WA

Thanks radiuz. The contracts admin said that I should still be able to put my products on there (the draftie said so), so they obviously won't be doing it like the sills…

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caz_770
Feb 07, 2012 10:49 pm
caz_770
pasadena
pasadena
8 February 2012

SPH Grand Wisteria - Critique my Floorplan

SPH Grand Wisteria - Critique my Floorplan

Hi Lands1, Did you end up building your modified plan? Am interested in finding out how you went and your experience with SPH over the build period? Thanks and Cheers Pasadena

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pasadena
Feb 08, 2012 4:41 am
lot734
lot734
8 February 2012

Austral Symmetry Earth - Bad Batch??? - advice please

Austral Symmetry Earth - Bad Batch??? - advice please
NSW

Hi, i spoke to my builder and he said that it is a brittle brick to start with and chips happen when cleaning, i am happy to leave it be, as a married man i know when to…

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lot734
Feb 08, 2012 11:14 am
CBPH
CBPH
8 February 2012

Building in Torquay Victoria

Building in Torquay Victoria
VIC

I liked Carlisle but when I contacted their customer service, they said that they do not build there. Where abouts are you…

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CBPH
Feb 08, 2012 8:40 pm
jayw
jayw
8 February 2012

Builder 'superior' inclusions ?? Floor joist and frames ??

Builder 'superior' inclusions ?? Floor joist and frames ??
NSW

They would be superior over the standard, but not necessarily a necessity. For instance in WA, some builders do 100mm slabs as standard which is better than the common…

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jayw
Feb 08, 2012 8:43 pm
jayw
Kaytee
Kaytee
8 February 2012

Colors for my Kitchen!!

Colors for my Kitchen!!
VIC

I have just had a look at the caesarstone site and I reckon Buttermilk would be a nice light bench colour that seems to be ok with your laminate and orange. (which I love…

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Kaytee
Feb 08, 2012 10:33 pm
Kaytee
butterflypond
butterflypond
8 February 2012

Spectra

Spectra
VIC

Thanks so much, I am going to build the Omega, but my land won't be ready until the end of the year so I'm researching as much as I can in my colour selections etc. One…

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butterflypond
Feb 08, 2012 10:40 pm
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nck123
Feb 08, 2012 11:35 pm
Sar&Andy
Sar&Andy
9 February 2012

No work on site for days

No work on site for days
WA

That is most definitely the norm... as others have said you will get weeks with heaps of activity and then it will slow down for a bit and then pick back up again, it all…

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Sar&Andy
Feb 09, 2012 11:43 am


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