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Sebba1
Sebba1
1 September 2011

How to find missing pegs on the boundary?

How to find missing pegs on the boundary?
VIC

We have the same issue with our block and i need to go out to the block on the weekend to find the boundary markers. The builders say they also need a current pegging plan…

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Sebba1
Sep 01, 2011 10:01 pm
kyton
kyton
1 September 2011

Show Me Your Bathrooms..

Show Me Your Bathrooms..
NSW

If you do a search s couple of pages back in the bathroom threads there are already one or two Show Us threads.

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kyton
Sep 01, 2011 10:04 pm
kyton
rockydibs
rockydibs
1 September 2011

boral mocha and woodland grey windows

boral mocha and woodland grey windows
VIC

thanks, your bricks look great thanks again

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rockydibs
Sep 01, 2011 10:16 pm
Sebba1
Sebba1
1 September 2011

Building in Valley View SA

Building in Valley View SA
NSW

Who on home1 has built a house in Valley View South Australia and how much were your footings costs? ::study::

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Sebba1
Sep 01, 2011 10:41 pm
lot734
lot734
2 September 2011

Elderton HOmes

Elderton HOmes
NSW

Hi, we have gone to tender, and about to sign the final contact, no issues so far, we have gone with a single storey Lautondale as it was a good fit for my block, where…

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lot734
Sep 02, 2011 9:24 am
notremaison
notremaison
2 September 2011

Question for the Henley built houses

Question for the Henley built houses
VIC

Just keep hammering them to bring things forward. Make sure you have your own independant checks done aswell, $500 is money well spent. We had quite a lot we would have…

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notremaison
Sep 02, 2011 4:02 pm
chatz
chatz
2 September 2011

Henley Lexington Q2 - new build

Henley Lexington Q2 - new build
VIC
1, 2

The forum's thread on uploading pictures is here: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50545&hilit=upload+photos I added an…

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chatz
Sep 02, 2011 6:04 pm
kyton
kyton
2 September 2011

Black Windows and Tiles - a few concerns!

Black Windows and Tiles - a few concerns!
ACT

We have black roof tiles and black aluminum windows / sliding doors on 3/4 of the house. Across the front which is also north facing we have decrowood aluminum to mimic…

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kyton
Sep 02, 2011 7:47 pm
kyton
cem
cem
2 September 2011

Building Gazelle 7 from Masterton Homes

Building Gazelle 7 from Masterton Homes
NSW

Well today I found out that Masterton had submitted my plans to Council and I was also able to talk to the demolisher (well I hope the demolisher) so should be moving…

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cem
Sep 02, 2011 10:46 pm
anise
anise
2 September 2011

Ventura peeps, can you help me?

Ventura peeps, can you help me?
WA

Hello We're completely overwhelmed with all the choices so we're thinking about hiring an interior designer. I heard that the lady who does all the Ventura display homes…

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anise
Sep 02, 2011 11:24 pm
anise
mapcalla
mapcalla
3 September 2011

decision made....

decision made....
WA

Thanks for all of your kind words.... today feeling totally at ease with the decision! Will sit back now and research and save money! Told Mum and Dad and they went…

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mapcalla
Sep 03, 2011 1:14 pm
thegilbeys
thegilbeys
4 September 2011

Custom Build Acreage

Custom Build Acreage
NSW

I really like your plan. It's similar to a Dale Alcock (the Mclaren Vale) design that I'd like to nab. Good luck and I look forward to following your build.

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thegilbeys
Sep 04, 2011 1:08 pm
thegilbeys
boganswife
boganswife
4 September 2011

Evening Haze with PGH Sorbetto bricks??

Evening Haze with PGH Sorbetto bricks??
NSW

Hmm might have to adjust my monitor settings :th: I will have to take my bricks out and put them next to the shed, which is Evening Haze & Loft. I might have to go with the…

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boganswife
Sep 04, 2011 7:59 pm
boganswife
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cheerupcharlie
Sep 05, 2011 12:35 pm
jessie87
jessie87
5 September 2011

When the right paint is the wrong paint

When the right paint is the wrong paint
NSW

Unfortunately we had the same issue of the lady telling us incorrectly about the mortar :( We got it before the house started, but we had to pay a fee and all for changing.…

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jessie87
Sep 05, 2011 7:46 pm
AnD
AnD
6 September 2011

**'s home @canning vale ,signed with ross north homes

**'s home @canning vale ,signed with ross north homes
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi Althom, we have been in touch with Peter Abetz regarding Emerald Park for a while too. I just requested for another update on it. Previous updates haven't been…

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AnD
Sep 06, 2011 12:55 pm
d@n
d@n
6 September 2011

Terrifed of colour!

Terrifed of colour!
NSW

Do you have a picture or elevations of your home? Some grey + white combo's can work quite well on the right design. Particularly coastal properties.

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d@n
Sep 06, 2011 2:08 pm
piscean
piscean
6 September 2011

Cleaning small bricking job manually with hydrochloric acid

Cleaning small bricking job manually with hydrochloric acid
NSW

It's safe if you're sensible about it, that's what it comes down to. I've used it to clean up mortar off bricks but just keep in mind it's acid you're working with and if…

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piscean
Sep 06, 2011 7:35 pm
joles
joles
6 September 2011

What colour paint did you choose for your internal walls?

What colour paint did you choose for your internal walls?
NSW

We have Wattyl White Pepper throughout including the trims. I love it, not sick of it at all after nearly two years. I like a bit of depth to the walls but didn't want a…

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joles
Sep 06, 2011 10:02 pm
joles
excited
excited
6 September 2011

Has anyone built with red brick & manor red colorbond roof

Has anyone built with red brick & manor red colorbond roof
WA

Thank you kexkez, I'm looking forward to seeing them but don't rush, I have plenty of time, I found out today that we need to apply to the Perth planning office to have…

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excited
Sep 06, 2011 10:36 pm
excited
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
7 September 2011

It's not fair!

It's not fair!
NSW

That really sucks.. Aren't all the bricks ordered at one time ? I'm supposed to have brickwork starting in a week, but apparently Austral discontinued the brick we had…

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cookie_monster
Sep 07, 2011 11:59 am
vtac82
vtac82
7 September 2011

Simonds Vaucluse - carpeting done!

Simonds Vaucluse - carpeting done!
VIC
1, 2

have they given you a completion date yet?

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vtac82
Sep 07, 2011 3:07 pm
tamallen
tamallen
7 September 2011

RedInk Homes - Custom 5000 in WA

RedInk Homes - Custom 5000 in WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

apparently they have spilt - the company is owned by only one of them now

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tamallen
Sep 07, 2011 3:09 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
7 September 2011

Who's responsibility - builder or owner?

Who's responsibility - builder or owner?
SA

Exactly right ... after saying it's not their responsibility the builder has now sent me a plan of the internal sanitary drain so we can mark on it where the subsidence…

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Mclaren
Sep 07, 2011 5:07 pm
Mclaren

well the wet weather delayed things slightly but today they finished.we went with rainbow sandstone pavers.saw a sample piece and just had to have…

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darrell81
Sep 07, 2011 7:32 pm
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blazingbug
Sep 07, 2011 7:43 pm
Ray153
Ray153
7 September 2011

Recommendation for demolition crew in eastern Melb

Recommendation for demolition crew in eastern Melb
VIC

Alpal, I promised you a post about whether or not the demolition started on time, sadly no. The start was delayed to today for a reason that I accepted, but it didn't…

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Ray153
Sep 07, 2011 9:03 pm
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NEWLYWEDS
Sep 08, 2011 11:29 am
azza&steph
azza&steph
8 September 2011

Facade colour selections with Selkirk Blue Rain Bricks

Facade colour selections with Selkirk Blue Rain Bricks
VIC

I was thinking urban grey which I believe is a wattyl colour and the moulding (as displayed in the edison facade in the dune. I was hoping that the dune on the moulding…

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azza&steph
Sep 08, 2011 5:30 pm
nicksmith
nicksmith
8 September 2011

Building with Coral in Mango Hill + Beaumont Tiles

Building with Coral in Mango Hill + Beaumont Tiles
QLD

going with the builder basically means you are limited to the tiles you can choose for the same money. we went on our own and got full polished 600x600 travertine tiles…

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nicksmith
Sep 08, 2011 7:46 pm
cinder
cinder
9 September 2011

Question about site costs

Question about site costs
VIC

Hi zeitgeber, No we haven't paid anything at this stage. It is a bit of a catch 22 - I can understand your point, but at the same time don't want to see the site costs…

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cinder
Sep 09, 2011 6:30 pm
cinder
ykish
ykish
10 September 2011

Eucalypt Estate North Epping

Eucalypt Estate North Epping

Hello Harry... The settlement date has been pushed to late Sept...I have received a letter from Stockland saying that will be the period when it will settle...whats the…

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ykish
Sep 10, 2011 9:45 pm
MmmmBalf
MmmmBalf
11 September 2011

building carport/garage to boundry line

building carport/garage to boundry line
SA

Part of the cost is what they call S-flashing - in lieu of standard gutter & fascia since they can't put guttering protruding over the boundary.

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MmmmBalf
Sep 11, 2011 2:04 pm
MmmmBalf
Breece
Breece
11 September 2011

VIC - Recommendations for companies who build 4 dwellings?

VIC - Recommendations for companies who build 4 dwellings?
VIC

G'day Icer, I'm a town planning consultant and could assist you with your project management needs. Give me a call if you need any advice. Cheers, Breece from Hub Town Planning

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Breece
Sep 11, 2011 3:42 pm
Dexter
Dexter
11 September 2011

Query on housing design changes

Query on housing design changes

Agree with Theresa on what i would consider a very useful service

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Dexter
Sep 11, 2011 6:49 pm
sceen7
sceen7
11 September 2011

heating and cooling

heating and cooling
VIC

Yes cant wait..we are having a combination of panel heating and slab heating…

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sceen7
Sep 11, 2011 7:21 pm
Casa2
Casa2
11 September 2011

How does the power connect to an island bench?

How does the power connect to an island bench?
WA

I assume this is a slab on ground. In my case for the suspended slab they put in a 100 mm pipe penetration. This was then shared with a 40 mm sink drain (and dishwasher)…

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Casa2
Sep 11, 2011 9:10 pm
Debra50
Debra50
12 September 2011

Austral blackwood bricks anyone???

Austral blackwood bricks anyone???
VIC

EDIT: I think there is Blackwood in other States. I am in NSW but I did a quick search for Austral Blackwood and this blog came up

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Debra50
Sep 12, 2011 8:57 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
12 September 2011

Colour of mortar

Colour of mortar
VIC

mine started darker then yours and is very light/natural now. The brick cleaning process will probably also strip a little of the grey out too. I think it will be fine.

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chrisandkate
Sep 12, 2011 3:41 pm
grom40
grom40
12 September 2011

Delayed Land Title

Delayed Land Title
WA

Check the exit clause of your contract; normally if the land doesn't title within 12 months you can get your deposit back. Unfortunately (as others have said) it often…

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grom40
Sep 12, 2011 3:45 pm
grom40
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tstr1a
Sep 12, 2011 6:42 pm

We've finally come to a resolution with the builder. The manager was happy to raise the front projection & the portico and leave slightly smaller (450mm) eaves on only…

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baronx
Sep 12, 2011 9:59 pm
fireflies
fireflies
12 September 2011

Backing out of building

Backing out of building
WA

It sounds like you have some good advice here. We managed to back out of our contract with a builder last year at the stage of all contracts signed, building license…

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fireflies
Sep 12, 2011 11:51 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
13 September 2011

lot 1325 .... would like to know my neighbours

lot 1325 .... would like to know my neighbours
VIC

Lot 1325 (on the subject header) could be anywhere on earth. If your header is more specific, the right people might actually drill down into the message body. Most will…

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zeitgeber
Sep 13, 2011 12:38 pm
zeitgeber
Samurai
Samurai
13 September 2011

Yarrabank Homes

Yarrabank Homes
VIC

Has any one build with Yarrabank Homes? I am looking to build with them but it seems there is no feedback about this builder even though they have been around for 30…

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Samurai
Sep 13, 2011 2:45 pm
Samurai
bashworth
bashworth
13 September 2011

Table drain/culvert

Table drain/culvert

If there is an existing drainage line I would have said its your responsibility to construct the table drain and any crossing.

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bashworth
Sep 13, 2011 7:55 pm
bashworth
loftus
loftus
13 September 2011

bricksandmortar.jimsy.net / Roselea Homes in The Hills, NSW

bricksandmortar.jimsy.net / Roselea Homes in The Hills, NSW
NSW
1, 2

Hi Jimsy.. Just thought i'd say hi and well done on the job.. I hope you don't mind me poppping past :-) It really does look like its coming along really well... I am sure…

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loftus
Sep 13, 2011 9:12 pm
triton07
triton07
14 September 2011

Help witColour selection with Austral symmetry Asphalt brick

Help witColour selection with Austral symmetry Asphalt brick
NSW

@kd ; We did have the woodland grey as our choice & we do like the colour, but I'm more for a lighter roof to reduce the summer heat & energy use. But again we might…

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triton07
Sep 14, 2011 7:21 am
bashworth
bashworth
14 September 2011

Final occupancy certificate before landscaping+driveway

Final occupancy certificate before landscaping+driveway
NSW

Occupancy is a building construction issue. It is completely separate to Development Approval so if the council don't like it they can still ask you to change it. I have…

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bashworth
Sep 14, 2011 5:47 pm
bashworth


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