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CA3105
CA3105
30 August 2011

Building near power dome

Building near power dome
WA

Have you looked into getting the power dome relocated by Western Power? It will cost a bit, but if there is somewhere different that you could move it to it could end up…

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CA3105
Aug 30, 2011 12:30 am
ring09
ring09
30 August 2011

Anyone built with Homebuyers Centre in WA now in Victoria!!!

Anyone built with Homebuyers Centre in WA now in Victoria!!!
VIC

Hi Ring09 I am looking at building a house with the Homebuyers Centre in Melbourne. I was just wondering what they were like to deal with? Were they…

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ring09
Aug 30, 2011 1:05 pm
ring09
dkp
dkp
30 August 2011

Anyone having problems with fencing-No neighbours/VACANTLand

Anyone having problems with fencing-No neighbours/VACANTLand
NSW

In NSW you cannot claim any money to your neighbour without first sending them a notice to fence. Developer typically have an escape clause on the sale contract to avoid…

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dkp
Aug 30, 2011 5:26 pm
valleygirl23
valleygirl23
30 August 2011

Jandson Homes - Anyone build with them recently?

Jandson Homes - Anyone build with them recently?
NSW

Thanks adgn! I've been wondering when their website would be available again. Thanks kdgirl! There are so many different suppliers to visit. I like the ones where you…

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valleygirl23
Aug 30, 2011 5:36 pm
jessie87
jessie87
30 August 2011

Desperate need of help... Land developer issues

Desperate need of help... Land developer issues

Hey thanks for that :) The retaining wall up top is the problem. We didnt touch the land from when the builder built. I asked the engineer in relation to it. No probs :)

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jessie87
Aug 30, 2011 10:23 pm
susiebunt
susiebunt
31 August 2011

Has anyone built the Sapphire 32 with Kurmond Homes?

Has anyone built the Sapphire 32 with Kurmond Homes?
NSW

Hi, We are currently looking at a few different houses. Has anyone built the sapphire 32 with Kurmond and if so how has it been? Also what sort of price are you looking at…

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susiebunt
Aug 31, 2011 8:30 am
soakedblonde
soakedblonde
31 August 2011

Buidling our first home - Red Ink - Muchea

Buidling our first home - Red Ink - Muchea
WA

It's getting close now, it must be so exciting :z: I'm glad you asked about the walls because we weren't planning on painting ours straight away either.

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soakedblonde
Aug 31, 2011 9:40 am
soakedblonde
B STAR
B STAR
31 August 2011

Stormwater plan

Stormwater plan
NSW

I think they should just be able to draw them. They are really for future records for the coucil to know where the pipes are, incase someone renovates your house.

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B STAR
Aug 31, 2011 10:19 am
gogo65
gogo65
31 August 2011

Any good builders in Macarthur/Camden area??

Any good builders in Macarthur/Camden area??
NSW

JohnnyD, built a beautiful home in Camden, have a look at her thread, viewtopic.php?f=31&t=17870 Are you building single or double storey?? McDonald Jones seems to be…

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gogo65
Aug 31, 2011 6:39 pm
gogo65
betHeEeee
betHeEeee
1 September 2011

Heartlands in Tarneit with a PD Baldwin 27

Heartlands in Tarneit with a PD Baldwin 27
VIC

Hi Sheeny, i noticed there has been no responses to your thread so i thought i would send you some wall love. hehe When will you guys start building? we're building with…

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betHeEeee
Sep 01, 2011 8:51 am
RichA
RichA
1 September 2011

Building on a wedge or fan shaped block..design ideas

Building on a wedge or fan shaped block..design ideas
NSW

so council (baulkham hills) say the street had a 10m setback...developer says it will be 7.5m once land is registered....either way theres an awful lot of land being…

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RichA
Sep 01, 2011 11:28 am
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
1 September 2011

Anyone building in early 2010???

Anyone building in early 2010???
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Congratulations Bug. Lovely news for the spare bedroom. We had a llittle while thinking we were going to need to convert the study into a nursery but fortunately it's…

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Fernyhouse
Sep 01, 2011 3:21 pm
CA3105
CA3105
1 September 2011

Colour selection stuff up! What do we do?

Colour selection stuff up! What do we do?
VIC

Unfortunately from being in the industry and seeing people in your exact situation, the result of most disputes is that the colour selections do fall completely back onto…

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CA3105
Sep 01, 2011 8:05 pm
nicksmith
nicksmith
1 September 2011

gutters, facias and render colours - HELP!!!

gutters, facias and render colours - HELP!!!
NSW

dune is very modern and stands out up against a white or a quarter stength colour in my opinion

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nicksmith
Sep 01, 2011 9:27 pm
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


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