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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 1:53 am
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 8:23 am
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 9:41 am
marybond2012
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 12:46 pm
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 1:31 pm
Zarli
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 2:20 pm
ECOECO
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 8:24 pm
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 10:13 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 9:48 am
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 2:59 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 3:48 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 3:50 pm
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 4:18 pm
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 4:20 pm
bashworth
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 8:15 pm
Deemaree

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 9:33 pm
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 7:52 am
Lex
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 12:00 pm
boosho
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 12:49 pm
Echo
Echo
13 June 2012

Ironstone Colorbond

Ironstone Colorbond

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 1:23 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 7:27 pm
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 9:07 pm
Echo
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 10:10 pm
willcres
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 10:52 pm
cinder
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 4:01 pm
Jem6401
Jem6401
14 June 2012

AV Jennings/Sekisui Piazza 250 (with our own touch)

AV Jennings/Sekisui Piazza 250 (with our own touch)
VIC

Just thought I would post an update of where we are at. Everything started on the 27th March, and we have just reached 'lock up' stage. I have been really happy with the…

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Jem6401
Jun 14, 2012 6:19 pm
svranjic
svranjic
14 June 2012

Building in Wildwood Estate, Carramar. Retaining wall issues

Building in Wildwood Estate, Carramar. Retaining wall issues
WA

Hi Did you get this problem solved? What lot number did you purchase? If you read the small print on the sales plan it states that the plan is only for identification…

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svranjic
Jun 14, 2012 7:43 pm
Liliana
Liliana
15 June 2012

Building designers and contract administration

Building designers and contract administration

I'm posting this again under a different topic heading to see if it can generate any response here. We have KDHW doors and windows in our new build and I found out today…

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Liliana
Jun 15, 2012 7:55 am
clarendon
clarendon
15 June 2012

Statesman Homes - The Clarendon

Statesman Homes - The Clarendon
SA

Hi claypot, I will PM you with a response. Cheers.

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clarendon
Jun 15, 2012 9:51 am
emmanewman
emmanewman
15 June 2012

Laundry design - putting appliances mid height

Laundry design - putting appliances mid height
WA

I loved this when I saw it at the display, my only concern was after getting it up there, my front loader does…

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emmanewman
Jun 15, 2012 10:25 am
Hillcrest
Hillcrest
15 June 2012

Construction timelapse

Construction timelapse
VIC

I just looked on ebay (what would we do without it?) for Plantcams - you're right, there aren't many on there. Seems they were old stock now replaced by the more…

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Hillcrest
Jun 15, 2012 10:34 am
Hillcrest
yvw_rep
yvw_rep
15 June 2012

Site inspection and found a nearby construction: what is it?

Site inspection and found a nearby construction: what is it?
VIC

Hi there, YVW are definately not moving to Point Cook. This is a sign left on the fence from an old project. Can anyone help out with an address so we can get the sign down?

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yvw_rep
Jun 15, 2012 10:38 am
claypot
claypot
15 June 2012

Termite Protection

Termite Protection
WA

Hi claypot Kordon to wet areas only appears inadequate, it's entire perimeter of the house that has to be protected. If I was you I…

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claypot
Jun 15, 2012 2:14 pm
bashworth
bashworth
15 June 2012

stormwater runoff on acreage

stormwater runoff on acreage
NSW

The reason for dispersal rather than direct to a creek is to slow the discharge rate to the creek and prevent flooding downstream. Your house probably doesn't seem much…

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bashworth
Jun 15, 2012 3:01 pm
bashworth
AC27
AC27
15 June 2012

customer service from your builder - is this acceptable?

customer service from your builder - is this acceptable?
WA

At the end of the day your land is untitled so your builder can't start building on it anyway, We have signed for untitled land last year in june and signed with a…

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AC27
Jun 15, 2012 9:32 pm
Trewman
Trewman
15 June 2012

Our Lindeman 28 - Hand over end of may

Our Lindeman 28 - Hand over end of may
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Well we have been in for a week as of yesterday and are absolutely loving it! We have achieved a fair bit since moving in and have a lot more still to do! The h o m e…

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Trewman
Jun 15, 2012 11:08 pm

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