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JamesAndStacey
JamesAndStacey
13 August 2011

Has anyone built with Metric@n Homes on the Sunshine Coast?

Has anyone built with Metric@n Homes on the Sunshine Coast?
QLD

Can you tell me what they were like? Does anyone know how many homes they build on the Sunshine Coast each year?

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JamesAndStacey
Aug 13, 2011 12:56 pm
gelatiii
gelatiii
13 August 2011

Fence question

Fence question

Looks like they didn't even put in the right fence. It's supposed to be a lapped and capped fence as per L&D conditions. In our contract we paid for lapped fencing.

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gelatiii
Aug 13, 2011 2:18 pm
gelatiii
gelatiii
13 August 2011

How do builders make so many mistakes?

How do builders make so many mistakes?
VIC

Hi Everyone, If your build is progressing along, & the builder regularly has tradies on site, and you're wondering if the correct things…

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gelatiii
Aug 13, 2011 2:48 pm
Matymoo
Matymoo
13 August 2011

Adenbrook - Standard Inclusions

Adenbrook - Standard Inclusions
QLD

Visited the Adenbrook display today..... standard inclusions are pretty dismal.

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Matymoo
Aug 13, 2011 9:48 pm
Matymoo
Reinsey
Reinsey
13 August 2011

Anyone using Monier MochaChoc roof tiles - please help!

Anyone using Monier MochaChoc roof tiles - please help!
NSW

We have a mocha choc roof (love it) + Jasper windows and garage door. Gutters & fascia are surfmist. Our bricks are austral mushroom, but the facade is rendered in dulux…

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Reinsey
Aug 14, 2011 12:03 am
Reinsey
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
13 August 2011

Patio lighting suggestions?????

Patio lighting suggestions?????
NSW

Hello, there are many options you can choose for lighting purposes of your proposed area... have you thought about up lighting? this being recessed uplights located in…

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cenemelectrical
Aug 14, 2011 12:44 am
NBEllington250E
NBEllington250E
14 August 2011

Painting started.

Painting started.
VIC

I really love it. Dont you love seeing things all come together to make a home, amazing! I'm not having any feature walls, I'm happy with all the same for now at…

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NBEllington250E
Aug 14, 2011 1:57 am
thomas
thomas
14 August 2011

Architecture designed home

Architecture designed home
NSW

Does anyone know of a highly reliable builder in Sydney area (inner west)? I would very much appreciate your recommendation. Thanks.

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thomas
Aug 14, 2011 9:57 pm
thegilbeys
thegilbeys
14 August 2011

house on acrerage with view to the south

house on acrerage with view to the south
VIC

Wow! That is very cool! Please share pics when you start to build!

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thegilbeys
Aug 14, 2011 10:05 pm
thegilbeys
handmick
handmick
14 August 2011

We're building the Lexington!!

We're building the Lexington!!
VIC

hi Ruby...we have built the Lexington q1 and have installed bamboo australiana....check out my thread, there are pics of it on the second last page......its bamboo for…

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handmick
Aug 14, 2011 10:05 pm
handmick

Hey forum. Any help from a woodworker or chippie would be gratefully received. Our cavity sliding door timer frame ( Corinthian brand ) was delivered and placed on our…

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avion
Aug 15, 2011 10:20 am
avion
qtank
qtank
15 August 2011

RainWater tanks in Queensland

RainWater tanks in Queensland
QLD

Hi there, In Queensland, the rainwater tank requirement for new homes is as follows: Detached dwellings: 5,000L Attached dwellings (eg, townhouses): 3,000L With both,…

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qtank
Aug 15, 2011 10:21 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 August 2011

downpipes, square or round

downpipes, square or round
NSW

Round uPVC downpipes would be needed if the tank was being supplied by a wet system. It is also easier to plumb round pipes along walls. Metal downpipes should never be…

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SaveH2O
Aug 15, 2011 11:31 am
SaveH2O
Murls74
Murls74
15 August 2011

Building on acreage in SE Qld

Building on acreage in SE Qld
QLD

I know exactly what you mean Tamara. We are currently in Logan Central (formerly woodridge) but hey, it's serving a purpose right now because we are debt free and petrol…

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Murls74
Aug 15, 2011 4:05 pm
southtoeast
southtoeast
15 August 2011

M3tric0n Homes

M3tric0n Homes
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi anybody build Hudson in Victoria? Just wondering, since Nolan seems so popular..

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southtoeast
Aug 15, 2011 4:33 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
15 August 2011

Redishades - where can I find them in Adelaide?

Redishades - where can I find them in Adelaide?
SA

Yes it is hard to track them down isn't it? The large Redishade blinds were $6 (121cm x 182cm) and the small ones $5 (91cm x 182cm) each.

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Mclaren
Aug 15, 2011 5:24 pm
Mclaren
timpen
timpen
15 August 2011

WA Blue Gum flooring to stain dark chocolate

WA Blue Gum flooring to stain dark chocolate
VIC

I am paying a fortune to have a natural timber plank floor put down. No way I would stain it other than its natural colour. If you want a dark brown timber choose a…

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timpen
Aug 15, 2011 11:03 pm
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ESB
Aug 16, 2011 10:25 am
ESB
planfan
planfan
16 August 2011

Help With Modifying Floor Plan

Help With Modifying Floor Plan
NSW

I agree with kiwi - small WIR, no WIpantry. Guests have to use WC in the kids bathroom on both floors. If you swap the BR1 with loungeroom, is there room over there…

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planfan
Aug 16, 2011 4:53 pm
Broom
Broom
16 August 2011

The Luxxe -WE ARE IN!!!! Photos!!

The Luxxe -WE ARE IN!!!! Photos!!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Just seen your thread for the 1st time, your house is beautiful!! of course I love that ceiling :: Also love your "Sandy Day" paint colour, that is what I had picked for…

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Broom
Aug 16, 2011 6:29 pm
Broom
noemouse
noemouse
16 August 2011

What is this gutter profile?

What is this gutter profile?
SA

I'm trying to find this gutter profile in Melbourne - contacted Stratco who say they don't know of it. Can you provide any more details on how…

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noemouse
Aug 16, 2011 10:20 pm
DragonzBreath
DragonzBreath
16 August 2011

Blueprint... My experience so far...

Blueprint... My experience so far...
WA

So it's been a few weeks since I last posted... And though I'd post a progress update... Works commenced - 23rd May 2011 Slab - 31st May 2011 (1 week) Plate Height - 4th…

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DragonzBreath
Aug 17, 2011 12:17 am
CA3105
CA3105
17 August 2011

Removing a swimming pool and then building over it

Removing a swimming pool and then building over it
VIC

It's very common, the demolition company will generally remove it for you as part of the demolition if that's what you want. You will need to arrange for extra clean soil…

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CA3105
Aug 17, 2011 1:55 am
JamesAndStacey
JamesAndStacey
17 August 2011

Rendered Block or Painted Blueboard/EPS?

Rendered Block or Painted Blueboard/EPS?
NSW

We are looking at a two story home. We like the rendered look. http://torrenssteelkithomes.com/concept ... #/platinum However, the salesperson suggested using light…

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JamesAndStacey
Aug 17, 2011 1:26 pm
mummy
mummy
17 August 2011

building for the first time

building for the first time
SA

Yeah we,ve looked around for bout six months at builders, fairmont seem more value for money. My brother built his place and told me he wont build again coz the builder…

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mummy
Aug 17, 2011 4:38 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
17 August 2011

Annietom's - NEW PICS of our MINI GOLF put put area

Annietom's - NEW PICS of our MINI GOLF put put area
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

OMG I just typed a huge blah blah blah post - but when I went to post it, it wiped it all!!! bloody hell, not doing that again... here's the…

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Testedbytime
Aug 17, 2011 5:37 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
17 August 2011

Building the Denver with the big M

Building the Denver with the big M
NSW
1, 2

Sure is taking shape,bummer about weather.Will not start my house till September I think

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pattycake4
Aug 17, 2011 6:23 pm
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 9:22 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 9:22 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 10:48 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 11:39 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 12:32 pm
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 11:03 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 11:01 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 1:35 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 4:36 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 5:22 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 8:21 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 1:21 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 12:47 pm
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 6:12 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 2:30 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 1:51 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 2:02 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 8:01 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 10:10 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 10:56 pm
Bam


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