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kek
kek
4 May 2011

Help with cost of variations.

Help with cost of variations.
WA

Who said you need to increase the footings? You?, The Pool People from a pool you haven't built yet?. There is no way a house footing needs…

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kek
May 04, 2011 6:54 pm
kek
rapidmoves
rapidmoves
4 May 2011

Building at CLOVER - Bentleigh East

Building at CLOVER - Bentleigh East
VIC

hi mickey, a few of us have met in a new topic if you are still interested. "Clover - Bentleigh East progress" cheers

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rapidmoves
May 04, 2011 8:06 pm
rapidmoves
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shonzilla
May 05, 2011 11:22 am
shonzilla
joles
joles
5 May 2011

Funds to be put in trust

Funds to be put in trust
VIC

I even questioned the fairness of client requiring to show financial stability but why can't I have a copy of the builder's financial accounts to…

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joles
May 05, 2011 11:33 am
joles
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the_milesy
May 05, 2011 4:19 pm
tinkster
tinkster
5 May 2011

Do It Yourself Painting - Or hire someone?

Do It Yourself Painting - Or hire someone?
WA

The oil based sealer is horrid stuff but something you can't avoid. It's hard work to get the walls ready and clean but the actual painting itsnt too bad, it's just the…

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tinkster
May 05, 2011 6:34 pm
tinkster
allieant
allieant
5 May 2011

WARRAGUL - Anyone built in one of Warragul's Estates?

WARRAGUL - Anyone built in one of Warragul's Estates?
VIC

Hi, We are looking at a house and land package in Warragul. At the moment I know little about the actual estate but would love to hear from anyone who has built in any of…

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allieant
May 05, 2011 6:53 pm
ozberg
ozberg
5 May 2011

Bushfire requirements

Bushfire requirements
VIC
1, 2

We just got costs or Bal 12.5 and it's $11k. Among other things $2.5k for sarking, $1.6k for aluminum screens to doors and windows and $4k for…

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ozberg
May 05, 2011 8:59 pm
Pisti
Pisti
6 May 2011

Termite protection for decking

Termite protection for decking
VIC

Pisti, If you arent, consider putting a framing board around the deck (viewtopic.php?f=17&t=36996 look at the deck photos here so you know what I…

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Pisti
May 06, 2011 7:46 am
rlay1
rlay1
6 May 2011

Any Good Drafting Services in Melb?

Any Good Drafting Services in Melb?
VIC

Give Omer of OK Designs a call on 0403 108 520. He is in Roxburgh Park. He charges depending on the size of the house and he can also assist with organising soil test,…

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rlay1
May 06, 2011 8:36 am
sionghua
sionghua
6 May 2011

Lock up stage?

Lock up stage?
VIC

Mine does not have that clause, just plain lock up stage. I guess there has been some delay due toweather, hopefully they are doing some work inside of the house.

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sionghua
May 06, 2011 8:52 am
rupz
rupz
6 May 2011

Concreter Recomendation - Sydney

Concreter Recomendation - Sydney
NSW

thanks for your reply ! We are based on Sydney - North Shore. yeah, I might ask around in some other thread !

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rupz
May 06, 2011 9:18 am
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
6 May 2011

gutters/fascia/downpipes - colorbond or zincalume

gutters/fascia/downpipes - colorbond or zincalume
WA

zincalum HAS to be prepared correctly before painting. It is usually coated in a fine oil to protect it from rusting before being installed. This has to be removed…

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OurLindrum52
May 06, 2011 9:26 am
MelNRob
MelNRob
6 May 2011

Wattyl Walnut Brown

Wattyl Walnut Brown

Bump! Anyone used Wattyl brown stain that they have a photo of? thanks, Mel

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MelNRob
May 06, 2011 9:35 am
Dexter
Dexter
6 May 2011

Sovereign Building Company or Broadway Homes - in Perth?

Sovereign Building Company or Broadway Homes - in Perth?
WA

Thanks! I have been quite impressed with a few of Broadway's displays

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Dexter
May 06, 2011 11:28 am
equineaffair
equineaffair
6 May 2011

Where can I find Victoria planning regulations?

Where can I find Victoria planning regulations?
VIC

try this link to the victorian planning schemes This is where I got all my information http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/planningschemes/

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equineaffair
May 06, 2011 2:17 pm
equineaffair
Natti
Natti
6 May 2011

Building with M3tric0n

Building with M3tric0n
VIC

We ended up only having to pay 3,000 an it was delayed by 5 months, our house is on it ways now about the bricked ::lol::

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Natti
May 06, 2011 2:49 pm
bashworth
bashworth
6 May 2011

Possibly delayed?

Possibly delayed?

It depends on the builder. I had one house completly built in three months (and great quality) Another took six months with (OK quality)

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bashworth
May 06, 2011 4:35 pm
bashworth
zozo
zozo
6 May 2011

How long to allow between chosing base plan and Slab?

How long to allow between chosing base plan and Slab?
WA

We paid and signed for the first drafted plan (after approving the fixed price tender and preliminary plans that we had decided upon in late August) in early October and…

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zozo
May 06, 2011 6:39 pm
willcres
willcres
6 May 2011

Anyone has 9 feet ceiling for 2nd floor?

Anyone has 9 feet ceiling for 2nd floor?
NSW

Thank you everyone who have answered it, great to know that most people opted for higher ceiling too for 2nd floor. I'm still considering it, but thanks for all the comments!!

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willcres
May 06, 2011 8:51 pm
willcres
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Dollar
May 06, 2011 9:02 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
6 May 2011

Location of water meter tap

Location of water meter tap
VIC

Hi, Quite a few people have had this issue on the forums (including me!). I was informed by City West Water that a plumber could move the tap by 60cm. Anymore than this…

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buildingwest
May 06, 2011 9:10 pm
cream
cream
7 May 2011

Mouldy Problem - need advice!

Mouldy Problem - need advice!

Thanks for the advise. will see what we can do!!

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cream
May 07, 2011 9:51 am
cream
Building Virgin
Building Virgin
7 May 2011

Builders pros & cons

Builders pros & cons
VIC

Yeah that means north is in the bottom left of the picture :) LOL @ buying them presents. They would love that. We currently own our house we are in now but we would have…

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Building Virgin
May 07, 2011 9:54 am
kyton
kyton
7 May 2011

carpet / flooring questions

carpet / flooring questions

Tracey - we did it ourselves, builder went @rse up before the house was finished LOL. Whatever the best underlay was that was what we got - one request from DH was to…

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kyton
May 07, 2011 10:37 am
kyton
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
7 May 2011

Boral Blue Rio Brick

Boral Blue Rio Brick

Sorry to bump an old thread, I just wanted to ask, are the blue rio bricks painted? If they get chipped are they a different colour underneath?

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theanonyuser
May 07, 2011 5:16 pm
metamorphosis
metamorphosis
7 May 2011

I have a view!! What to build?!

I have a view!! What to build?!
NSW

I love the metricon denver, I had planned on having that for the past 2 years until now, when we finally found a block that I love and I realised that it totally didn't…

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metamorphosis
May 07, 2011 7:28 pm
mike-
mike-
8 May 2011

Can someone please tell me what colour Colorbond these roofs

Can someone please tell me what colour Colorbond these roofs
NSW

Colourbond website is the place to go. They have different building pics you can easily swap colours on to get a feel for each colour. The unfortunate part is that the…

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mike-
May 08, 2011 1:02 pm
mike-
bashworth
bashworth
8 May 2011

New Sewerage Connection

New Sewerage Connection
QLD

My figure assumes that they will dig up the road. They should provide you with a connection point inside the boundary. The connection between the house and the connection…

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bashworth
May 08, 2011 1:52 pm
bashworth
kexkez
kexkez
8 May 2011

Designs For Sloping Blocks

Designs For Sloping Blocks

oo I bags sitting down with a glass of red later and admiring these. :) site looks interesting Jo.

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kexkez
May 08, 2011 2:46 pm
kexkez
kiwi
kiwi
8 May 2011

Trying to work out if it's possible... Building in Brisbane

Trying to work out if it's possible... Building in Brisbane
QLD

we had a $2000 power bill and a $700 phone connection and this was right next to the pole on the road. our engineers reports were big too..about $2000 all cos of…

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kiwi
May 08, 2011 4:18 pm
kiwi
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
8 May 2011

Bathroom: Tile question

Bathroom: Tile question
VIC

I seen it done all ways from real rough with paint slapped on to neat and flat or neat and sloped. I think with the big thicker tiles they try harder to make a nice…

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JazzyJess
May 08, 2011 4:37 pm

Hi all, Help us in choosing bricks. We need to choose 2 colour bricks. One colour for facade and one colour for rest of the house. Our standard bricks are

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nymphser
May 08, 2011 7:03 pm
NBEllington250E
NBEllington250E
9 May 2011

Building the NBG Ellington 25E - Pics of kitchen & plaster

Building the NBG Ellington 25E - Pics of kitchen & plaster
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

We are building the Ellington too. Do you have updated photos as you would be in now I hope.

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NBEllington250E
May 09, 2011 1:38 pm
tinkster
tinkster
9 May 2011

Demo and Build in Carine

Demo and Build in Carine
WA

Gorgeous plan, LOVE the kitchen!

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tinkster
May 09, 2011 10:16 pm
tinkster
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Tornado_ALIVE
May 09, 2011 10:47 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
snoofie
snoofie
10 May 2011

Roughly when do stairs go in?

Roughly when do stairs go in?
VIC

Yes, hopefully it won't be too long now until I can plant it!

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snoofie
May 10, 2011 1:48 am
snoofie
Gio
Gio
10 May 2011

paddock next to cascades on clyde

paddock next to cascades on clyde

Can't build near power lines. Don't think there's plan for new estate. On cascades, selandra and more estates on berwick cranbourne rd near Pasadena. This area near…

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Gio
May 10, 2011 8:09 am
Adrian008
Adrian008
10 May 2011

Staircase Help - what kind of material???

Staircase Help - what kind of material???
VIC

I'm pretty sure most "regular" staircases are pine frames with either carpet or a hardwood tread. I guess it depends on what type of…

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Adrian008
May 10, 2011 12:51 pm
gavin.first
gavin.first
10 May 2011

sub-division - land survey cost in Adelaide

sub-division - land survey cost in Adelaide
SA

hi everyone, i am at the final stage of sub-dividing a 780sm block in Adelaide. the surveyor wants to charge me about $2500 jsut to certify & mark the boundry, prepare…

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gavin.first
May 10, 2011 1:01 pm
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shonzilla
May 10, 2011 1:50 pm
shonzilla
SherWin
SherWin
10 May 2011

Damp Proof Course

Damp Proof Course

It should be the full width of the bricks. Any less and it creates a moisture bridge which defeats the…

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SherWin
May 10, 2011 4:36 pm
Trewman
Trewman
10 May 2011

Quarters, Cranbourne Building a Lindeman 28

Quarters, Cranbourne Building a Lindeman 28
VIC

Sure did :) This forum looks very informative especially been our first time

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Trewman
May 10, 2011 8:08 pm
snoofie
snoofie
10 May 2011

Henley Price Matrix

Henley Price Matrix
VIC

Could it be almost like an…

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snoofie
May 10, 2011 9:10 pm
snoofie
bashworth
bashworth
11 May 2011

New home builder - questions!

New home builder - questions!
VIC

if you are talking about building over a sewer in Frankston,Vic you apply to South East Water. Just go on their website and do a search for "Build over"

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bashworth
May 11, 2011 5:44 am
bashworth
NiMa
NiMa
11 May 2011

Solar Powered Electricity

Solar Powered Electricity
VIC

Hi Guys Thanks a lot for all replies and above calculation part which is very helpful. I already got few companies arranged for quotes. Will keep in touch.

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NiMa
May 11, 2011 7:58 am


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