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buzz
buzz
17 August 2011

Which Monier roof tile colour goes best with Woodland Grey?

Which Monier roof tile colour goes best with Woodland Grey?
NSW

Good o, dune was my other pick- great taste :: it goes beautifully with the w/grey Oh, and thanks ::smile::

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buzz
Aug 17, 2011 8:22 pm
buzz
umehomes
umehomes
17 August 2011

Issues after frame and brickwork inspection

Issues after frame and brickwork inspection
ACT

Just want to get some more attention, hope can get some more ideas. Thanks

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umehomes
Aug 17, 2011 8:22 pm
orangepool
orangepool
17 August 2011

SOS!!Soil's sinking!!!

SOS!!Soil's sinking!!!

We haven't noticed anything, but it's quite possible that parts have been eroding, as we do have a fill section on one side of the house. How about you, in…

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orangepool
Aug 17, 2011 9:48 pm
Jay001
Jay001
18 August 2011

Mortar Thickness

Mortar Thickness
WA

We have commence Building a new house in WA Perth Northern Suburbs. :: So far I have noticed the following things I want to warn other people building. 1) Internal wall…

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Jay001
Aug 18, 2011 10:39 am
wahoo
wahoo
18 August 2011

Bamboo flooring - any issues over larger areas?

Bamboo flooring - any issues over larger areas?
QLD

Thanks guys, I'll keep working with the builder and the installers - I'm sure they'll come up with a smart solution. I think Bamboo flooring is a great product and I…

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wahoo
Aug 18, 2011 11:32 am
Casa2
Casa2
18 August 2011

Penalty for the delayed house completion

Penalty for the delayed house completion
1, 2

I would request, in the interest of good record keeping, that any rain days be claimed within 14 days. I would also ask if there are any unclaimed rain days outstanding. I…

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Casa2
Aug 18, 2011 10:03 pm
Reenie
Reenie
19 August 2011

Our Newington 35 - Handover on 25th...Photos of the Facade

Our Newington 35 - Handover on 25th...Photos of the Facade
VIC
1, 2

We do have a ladder and hubby ventures up, but I won't go up!!! I normally have the 2 yr old with me too, so I just stay downstairs. I can wait until the stairs are in.

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Reenie
Aug 19, 2011 10:01 am
bare78
bare78
19 August 2011

Anyone built with NEWSTART HOMES?????

Anyone built with NEWSTART HOMES?????
QLD

Just sending this out again, has anyone in QLD built with NEWSTART HOMES? Just trying to see what experiences people had with them. CHEERIO

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bare78
Aug 19, 2011 12:35 pm
Casa2
Casa2
19 August 2011

$4000 of PCV for crushed rock due to weather, is reasonable?

$4000 of PCV for crushed rock due to weather, is reasonable?
VIC
1, 2

If the contract states "the owner must, at the Owner’s cost, provide the builder with all weather access to the Building Site" then it's up to the Owner to prganise and…

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Casa2
Aug 19, 2011 3:36 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
19 August 2011

Services cabinet

Services cabinet
NSW

I'd second that. With brick veneer homes, it's the frame that provides the structural strength to the house as the roof sits on the frame,…

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kdgirl
Aug 19, 2011 4:22 pm
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
20 August 2011

Railway track beside Bluestone Estate Wyndham Vale

Railway track beside Bluestone Estate Wyndham Vale
VIC

Thanks for that info Sleven. Cant wait for yhe middle ring rd to start bring constructed as it takes at least 20 min just to get thru werribee and on the freeway in…

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Rudolf1980
Aug 20, 2011 7:21 am
Rudolf1980
Flatlined
Flatlined
21 August 2011

Skirting Boards - Why won't builders leave them off?

Skirting Boards - Why won't builders leave them off?
VIC

As long as its in writing I can't see why any builder would say no. I doubt any volume builder has strict rules regarding skirting so in most cases it probably depends on…

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Flatlined
Aug 21, 2011 12:21 am
Flatlined
Hels
Hels
21 August 2011

Our PD ILLOURA @ Tarneit

Our PD ILLOURA @ Tarneit
VIC

Hi, we built an Illoura33 (modified to 34.5 sq) in 2009 and after 2 years we still love it :D Got any pics to share of your build?

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Hels
Aug 21, 2011 11:47 am
Hels
Bindi77
Bindi77
21 August 2011

Lighting ideas

Lighting ideas
VIC

LOl i have no idea on the mirror keeping evil out ... or is it keeping it in lol ha ha ha We have a bath that is boxed in we have been going in and giving it a clean up…

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Bindi77
Aug 21, 2011 5:12 pm
CC101
CC101
22 August 2011

Insurance of own work to house under construction

Insurance of own work to house under construction

i asked so many insurance companies, but they all refused to insure.

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CC101
Aug 22, 2011 1:30 am
xanthrope
xanthrope
22 August 2011

Hydraulic Charged stormwater

Hydraulic Charged stormwater
NSW

Congrats - now that you have saved 3K, you can plan on spending it , perhaps on some landscaping ? Enjoy your build :)

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xanthrope
Aug 22, 2011 12:51 pm
xanthrope
smylee
smylee
22 August 2011

Building heron with CORAL HOMES on NSW far north coast...

Building heron with CORAL HOMES on NSW far north coast...
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Has your frame been delivered yet? Must be close to being framing time? :D - Sent from my mobile device ... please excuse the typing missed…

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smylee
Aug 22, 2011 1:02 pm
smylee
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
22 August 2011

Perth - Antenna installer rec's

Perth - Antenna installer rec's
WA

Wrexter, i found one.. as you would expect, consider it was OCtober last year :) Local Jim's guy. He was the cheapest (i rang about 5 different people/companies). He was…

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Oceanus2
Aug 22, 2011 7:01 pm
b0son
b0son
22 August 2011

A Big Double Storey coming up next to my humble home :(

A Big Double Storey coming up next to my humble home :(
VIC

THIS! We're building single storey, next door neighbour is two-storey. In winter, the shade…

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b0son
Aug 22, 2011 9:10 pm
Bam
Bam
22 August 2011

Clip under kitchen sink

Clip under kitchen sink

Is that under the sink?? Where's the substrate to support bench? From what I can see, because your missing the substrate, they've used packers to bulk it out

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Bam
Aug 22, 2011 9:56 pm
Bam
megnjane
megnjane
22 August 2011

Profine Construction - anyone build/work with them?

Profine Construction - anyone build/work with them?
VIC

Hello I was just wondering if anyone has recently built or is building with profine constructions? i would really love to hear from some one who has :D Thanks

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megnjane
Aug 22, 2011 10:30 pm
grom40
grom40
23 August 2011

Meeting the neighbours - what to ask?

Meeting the neighbours - what to ask?
NSW

My first meetings with my neighbours weren't quite so formal (we just met when we were at our blocks of land) but I did ask the usual questions about house type, when they…

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grom40
Aug 23, 2011 11:10 am
grom40
buildingwest
buildingwest
23 August 2011

Vicoria - finding a builder of classic and period style home

Vicoria - finding a builder of classic and period style home
VIC

Hi, Have you looked at Macquarrie homes? They are based in Bendigo and have a couple of display homes. I don't know much about them but they have some Victorian homes…

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buildingwest
Aug 23, 2011 1:42 pm
dreaman
dreaman
23 August 2011

demolition, asbestos = headache

demolition, asbestos = headache

Novo, are you in Sydney, if so who are you using, we also have a 60yr old home with asbestos that need a bulldozer to it.

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dreaman
Aug 23, 2011 3:23 pm
thebigbuild
thebigbuild
23 August 2011

Building with Places Homes. Anyone else having problems?

Building with Places Homes. Anyone else having problems?
VIC

Have had a look through your blog and would love to know where you are building? Hope it is not in our area!! Since we figure the quality of the house depends largely on…

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thebigbuild
Aug 23, 2011 4:46 pm
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
23 August 2011

Henley Big Book of Options - Soho

Henley Big Book of Options - Soho

I'm building the Soho Q1 with some modifications. The Soho Series was fairly new when I started dealing with h3nl3y early 2010 and they'd already…

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Zerosignal
Aug 23, 2011 6:17 pm
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
23 August 2011

Bushfire Requirements - not on contract

Bushfire Requirements - not on contract
VIC

I got BAL-29 and had to push the builder for a list of exactly what they were going to include. We did get a list prior to contract signing. We had to have toughened…

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cookie_monster
Aug 23, 2011 9:11 pm
investa
investa
23 August 2011

Building costs going down

Building costs going down
QLD

Nice deal there. The Darnley we got quoted was for the 26sq version so seems like you got a good deal. At the moment Henley has some good deals and they offer fixed…

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investa
Aug 23, 2011 9:12 pm
jessie87
jessie87
23 August 2011

ATT SA Golden Grove peoples

ATT SA Golden Grove peoples
SA

*^$#*& we are having major issues re our retaining wall which was done by Land SA (the moss rock) Way toooooooooooooooooooooooo much movement :(

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jessie87
Aug 23, 2011 9:24 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
23 August 2011

Longridge Madison - lalala

Longridge Madison - lalala
1 ... 56, 57, 58

:( We'll be thinking of you!

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Deemaree
Aug 23, 2011 9:37 pm
Deemaree
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
23 August 2011

Builder's Independent inspections vs Pvt Indept Inspections

Builder's Independent inspections vs Pvt Indept Inspections
VIC

Thanks Arena. Definitely will be getting an additional inspection done before signing off each stage. Looking at frame, Lockup and PCI inspections at the moment. Well worth it.

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rajan_g4
Aug 23, 2011 9:43 pm
rajan_g4
Deemaree
Deemaree
23 August 2011

Our Dream, Modified Palomino near Mildura with GJ Gardner

Our Dream, Modified Palomino near Mildura with GJ Gardner
VIC
1, 2

Andrew-you have a truly gorgeous home there! :: :: May it bring you and your family much happiness and beautiful memories. :)

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Deemaree
Aug 23, 2011 10:22 pm
Deemaree
BayBuild
BayBuild
24 August 2011

Bay Build - Moved in Pics page 7 & 8!

Bay Build - Moved in Pics page 7 & 8!
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hello, I have just gone through your whole thread and Oh my goodness, i love everything about your home ::kissed:: . Its stunning and your block of…

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BayBuild
Aug 24, 2011 9:22 am
BayBuild
VicHomeBuyer
VicHomeBuyer
24 August 2011

Any one built house Mimosa Homes ?

Any one built house Mimosa Homes ?
VIC

Hi I am going to build my house very soon and I have shortlisted Mimosa Homes, Was just wandering if someone has already built a house with them and how are they going…

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VicHomeBuyer
Aug 24, 2011 10:50 am
VicHomeBuyer
VicHomeBuyer
24 August 2011

Mimosa Homes

Mimosa Homes

HI If you are still around in this forum, could you please advise on your experience with Mimosa homes.. Your advise here could be a very valuable information for new…

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VicHomeBuyer
Aug 24, 2011 10:52 am
btherl
btherl
24 August 2011

Choosing builders

Choosing builders
VIC

Small builder: - cost is higher - more flexible - quality may be good, may be bad - risk of builder going bust is high (by that I mean perhaps 5% risk per year, low but…

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btherl
Aug 24, 2011 3:13 pm
btherl
Stage#2
Stage#2
24 August 2011

Building with Dechellis in Magill

Building with Dechellis in Magill
SA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

We have just signed with Dechellis to build our new home. Could you tell me approx what your retaining cost? It looks fantastic. :D

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Stage#2
Aug 24, 2011 5:53 pm
Stage#2
katman
katman
24 August 2011

Inspections - North West melbourne

Inspections - North West melbourne
VIC

I have just started building. I am in two minds about these inspectors. Does anyone have any comment on how worth while they are?

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katman
Aug 24, 2011 6:55 pm
JLD
JLD
24 August 2011

Easement on the house. Showstopper?

Easement on the house. Showstopper?
VIC

If you're choosing between the blocks I'd be looking at orientation over easements unless the easement is in a really weird spot. Our last house had an easement along the…

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JLD
Aug 24, 2011 7:45 pm
Casa2
Casa2
24 August 2011

Merit Homes

Merit Homes
NSW

I didn't know that Merit had their own designs. Mine was a custom design. The quality is good. The main thing is that they have their heart in the right place. If…

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Casa2
Aug 24, 2011 8:39 pm
timpen
timpen
24 August 2011

Show us your flooring!

Show us your flooring!
VIC

Am having solid timber plank on ply right through our new house - Black Butt. Being solid timber glued to plank there is no hollow noise, unlike floating floor and…

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timpen
Aug 24, 2011 9:39 pm
b0son
b0son
24 August 2011

Has anyone used Nawkaw?

Has anyone used Nawkaw?
VIC

We have a painted PGH espresso brick which has turned out nothing short of awful and are sincerely hoping Nawkaw can get them 'as…

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b0son
Aug 24, 2011 11:11 pm
tigerandox
tigerandox
25 August 2011

Independent inspection or not?

Independent inspection or not?
VIC
1, 2

Well, it's time for our final inspection tomorrow, it is our first inspection/walk through with the SS, and we did book an independent inspector. $480 for our house which…

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tigerandox
Aug 25, 2011 8:34 pm
SimonArchibald
SimonArchibald
25 August 2011

AV Jennings Meridian 300

AV Jennings Meridian 300
NSW

Waterford, I'd probably agree with your comments about the paperwork side of things taking forever. AV Jennings were really slow in this department. The bonus though is…

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SimonArchibald
Aug 25, 2011 9:25 pm
SimonArchibald
edscl
edscl
25 August 2011

The Cambridge

The Cambridge

Hi j3n24, hope the building journey goes well for you, and can't wait to see your progress through the stages. We are building with Simonds also and things will finally…

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edscl
Aug 25, 2011 9:51 pm
edscl
bnh2004
bnh2004
25 August 2011

Need help with colour schemes for new home

Need help with colour schemes for new home
VIC

Hi, I'm building a new home and would appreciate some help on the colour scheme that we have selected. We have signed the tender but changes could still be made but it…

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bnh2004
Aug 25, 2011 11:54 pm


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