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renomart
renomart
26 April 2011

Is this plumbing correct in the laundry?

Is this plumbing correct in the laundry?
SA

It looks like there is provision for the laundry water supply affixed to the lower noggin. The plumber will tee off the hot and cold water supply to the washing machine as…

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renomart
Apr 26, 2011 9:01 pm
renomart
apple88
apple88
26 April 2011

section 32

section 32

thanks just that the section 32 is huge and so full of information that i don't know what to absorb

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apple88
Apr 26, 2011 9:18 pm
snoofie
snoofie
26 April 2011

Do you see what we see?

Do you see what we see?
VIC

Yeah, I know what you mean... it is certainly not as bad as some of…

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snoofie
Apr 26, 2011 9:32 pm
snoofie
Kelah
Kelah
26 April 2011

Choosing a Plan and Builder in WA - Advice Needed

Choosing a Plan and Builder in WA - Advice Needed
WA

Celebrations build was quicker but they did have a lot of stuff ups (wrong roof tiles were installed and had to be…

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Kelah
Apr 26, 2011 9:37 pm
khpatoary
khpatoary
26 April 2011

Concrete path

Concrete path

Its not unusual for concrete to take on a greenish grey colour during the curing process. The process of 'Setting' is a chemical reaction…

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khpatoary
Apr 26, 2011 9:53 pm
simonk83
simonk83
27 April 2011

Anyone used Bagnato Marian Guarino Architects (BMG)?

Anyone used Bagnato Marian Guarino Architects (BMG)?
VIC

Hi all :) So, we purchased an old property on a fairly large block in Essendon last year with intent to knock it down and rebuild. Now we're thinking we'll probably knock…

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simonk83
Apr 27, 2011 10:16 am
Mrs P
Mrs P
27 April 2011

Is this right?

Is this right?

Thanks, I will speak to SS this week, he has been great with getting things fixed so far

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Mrs P
Apr 27, 2011 3:09 pm
Veefy
Veefy
27 April 2011

Finance pre-approval

Finance pre-approval
WA

I have had my finance pre-approved, but have just found out the land titles have been delayed. The titles will not be released until after…

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Veefy
Apr 27, 2011 3:59 pm
jimnsal
jimnsal
27 April 2011

Finish on Drop Edge beam

Finish on Drop Edge beam
NSW

My drop edge beams are all bare concrete as well I've since done landscape around it to cover them up

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jimnsal
Apr 27, 2011 4:00 pm
jimnsal
dsa39
dsa39
27 April 2011

buildingadreamhome - PICS!!!!

buildingadreamhome - PICS!!!!
NSW
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Hi! It looks like you built the tempo elite???? Did you did you did you??? Sorry bit excited as that is what it looks like and we are in the process of building If so…

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dsa39
Apr 27, 2011 9:50 pm
dsa39
PresentDanger
PresentDanger
28 April 2011

The Esprit 175 or Fairhaven 23

The Esprit 175 or Fairhaven 23

Hi All, I think I've finally narrowed down my home search to one of the below two homes. I am hoping a few people may have built or be building the houses and have some…

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PresentDanger
Apr 28, 2011 9:22 am
Lex
Lex
28 April 2011

Height or thickness of tiles for future curtains

Height or thickness of tiles for future curtains
NSW

^ that is so true. For example, if you are using a header/gathering tape and hooks, you can always adjust the height of where you place the hooks and so on. Plus, if you…

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Lex
Apr 28, 2011 10:33 am
Lex
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
28 April 2011

Malvern Springs by Aga and Bob - Scott Parks issues

Malvern Springs by Aga and Bob - Scott Parks issues
WA
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Lights go in after painting the ceiling anyway. But we didnt get our downlights done through them, just asked for junction boxes in the areas we wanted down lights and did…

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dragonflychic
Apr 28, 2011 11:00 am
squeakaz
squeakaz
28 April 2011

Communication with SS

Communication with SS
NSW

Had a good chat with our SS today. He say he was a little snowed under but all is going well and full steam ahead. The rain is causing him problems though. I shall rest a…

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squeakaz
Apr 28, 2011 4:39 pm
Skayne
Skayne
28 April 2011

Low Level Property

Low Level Property
NSW

I think they require stormwater measures for >35%. Our current plans are about 50% site coverage and I think the maximum allowable is 55%. Checked out your blogspot..…

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Skayne
Apr 28, 2011 8:55 pm
ogreatscott
ogreatscott
29 April 2011

independent inspector when building?

independent inspector when building?
QLD

Thank you very much Milesy, very helpful!!

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ogreatscott
Apr 29, 2011 10:25 am
mps3
mps3
29 April 2011

Builder broker: did you use one?

Builder broker: did you use one?
QLD

I have had some experience with a building broker (who shall remain nameless). In my instance they did not find a better quote. Even before the $10,000+ fee they wanted if…

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mps3
Apr 29, 2011 5:14 pm
SinkOrSwim
SinkOrSwim
29 April 2011

PGH Bricks

PGH Bricks
NSW

We are using PGH - Mild Steel - a much lighter brown. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=39881&start=20 Take a look at their displays if you can....

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SinkOrSwim
Apr 29, 2011 8:53 pm
RoadkillNZ
RoadkillNZ
29 April 2011

PV solar panels - which side of the house?

PV solar panels - which side of the house?
WA

We have most of ours around the solar hot water panels, on the north side main roof part (18), we could of fitted another 6 on that roof but as we had 27 in total they did…

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RoadkillNZ
Apr 29, 2011 10:46 pm
joles
joles
30 April 2011

Colour Crisis

Colour Crisis
NSW

Hi TJTAM and welcome to the forum. :D I'd go for the white windows... they'll pop and look really fresh with the other colours. Just remember that you will also see the…

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joles
Apr 30, 2011 2:34 pm
joles
anise
anise
30 April 2011

How do you choose a builder?

How do you choose a builder?
WA

Thanks Starz, I read another thread comparing project builders to small builders which also had a lot of very interesting points. Perhaps we should just set ourselves a…

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anise
Apr 30, 2011 5:32 pm
anise
micks_k
micks_k
30 April 2011

Approval certificates

Approval certificates
QLD

Hi Paul, Off the top of my head we received the following: - fire alarm - waterproofing - pest control - Final Survey - plumbing  - window glazing - work as…

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micks_k
Apr 30, 2011 7:10 pm
micks_k
jimgem
jimgem
1 May 2011

Our First Build - We are Building The Rio!

Our First Build - We are Building The Rio!
WA

Hi Lyndal, We have just bought a block in Kensington Estate in Drouin too.... I can't help but notice that your posts are from 12 months ago, are you still waiting for it…

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jimgem
May 01, 2011 4:39 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
1 May 2011

Tender expiring - thoughts and opinions please

Tender expiring - thoughts and opinions please
NSW

yeah plus builders factor in there markups (20%) into the upgrades... so we spent around 90 grands worth of extras with them , now think how much out of the 90 grand they…

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NEWLYWEDS
May 01, 2011 5:13 pm
free will
free will
1 May 2011

Cost of land survey

Cost of land survey
WA

I paid $1300 in Sydney but that included a house on the existing site that needed to mapped which probably pushes up the cost

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free will
May 01, 2011 7:43 pm
Gio
Gio
2 May 2011

New House Telephone Point?

New House Telephone Point?
VIC

I am building a new house with H3nley. Just not sure if I ask H3nley to get the phone points installed or I ask Telstra to come to install after we move…

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Gio
May 02, 2011 7:54 am
ashilleong
ashilleong
2 May 2011

Slabbed

Slabbed
VIC

Misread the post title as "stabbed" Glad the news is better :)

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ashilleong
May 02, 2011 11:19 am
ashilleong
the_milesy
the_milesy
2 May 2011

Fresher in Somerfield

Fresher in Somerfield
VIC

Hi, There is a whole thread of us Somerfielders: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=24067 There are plenty of builders that will build in Somerfield. Head down to the display village…

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the_milesy
May 02, 2011 2:16 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
2 May 2011

ROCK Allowance

ROCK Allowance
VIC

I'm really worried about "rock" costs. Our neighbor's builder have left roadbase spralled across our land will these…

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kdgirl
May 02, 2011 3:04 pm
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
2 May 2011

Building with Macdonald Jones Homes

Building with Macdonald Jones Homes
NSW

Hi Ash & Sue, good to see you have started your own thread now you need to share plans, facade etc as you will soon find out that there are a lot of pic piggies on H1 :D

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JohnnyD
May 02, 2011 4:39 pm
JohnnyD
MelNRob
MelNRob
3 May 2011

building new house

building new house
VIC

Hi Rinks, There are quite a number…

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MelNRob
May 03, 2011 10:27 am
SarahidMentor
SarahidMentor
3 May 2011

Rating of Home Building Companies

Rating of Home Building Companies
NSW

In this industry, they should make it standard that prior to every stage being completed, the house should be fully inspected and signed off,…

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SarahidMentor
May 03, 2011 12:11 pm
SarahidMentor
miss_m
miss_m
3 May 2011

Building in Nottage Rise Reynella

Building in Nottage Rise Reynella
SA

Hey. If it helps, I'm pretty sure there's another thread already started for Nottage Rise called Nottage Rise Reynella SouthAustralia

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miss_m
May 03, 2011 12:17 pm
Veefy
Veefy
3 May 2011

Building is doing my head in!!!!!

Building is doing my head in!!!!!

Question 2 - What benchtop would you put with Mushroom Linea for these 2 areas. Probably a whitish benchtop colour to contrast. I like White valencia in the laminex…

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Veefy
May 03, 2011 2:11 pm
Veefy
Veefy
3 May 2011

Boral Bricks Melot

Boral Bricks Melot
VIC

Maybe Boral could tell you the location of houses that have used them, though might be privacy issues in giving out that sort of info.

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Veefy
May 03, 2011 4:15 pm
clegga
clegga
3 May 2011

Feedback on Ventura Homes, Perth

Feedback on Ventura Homes, Perth
WA

Our Ventura house is going through approvals at the moment. Experiences have been good, except for a lack of communication from the contract administrator. Our sales rep…

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clegga
May 03, 2011 5:11 pm
mike-
mike-
3 May 2011

Tile hopefully chosen.

Tile hopefully chosen.
VIC

Hi there, We are also building with NBG. With colourworld done, you should be just about finished dealing with NBG now. Am looking forward to seeing your pics now you have…

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mike-
May 03, 2011 7:05 pm
mike-
SinkOrSwim
SinkOrSwim
3 May 2011

Question for electrically minded people!

Question for electrically minded people!
WA

If you have three phase wired from the power pole to your power box it will allow you to choose what you want to use ( either single phase 240 Volt or three phase 415 Volt…

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SinkOrSwim
May 03, 2011 11:52 pm
talkingdog
talkingdog
4 May 2011

might be to the lockup in the inner city, and do own fit-out

might be to the lockup in the inner city, and do own fit-out
VIC

I have approved council plans for bayside (Sth Melbourne, about to make an amendment, all rescode compliant by the book). My block is only 8M wide, so it's a custom…

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talkingdog
May 04, 2011 5:37 am
cherub
cherub
4 May 2011

Contour plan issues after site Survey in Hibiscus 2

Contour plan issues after site Survey in Hibiscus 2
NSW

IMO 2.5m fall on a block isn't a big problem, we are on a site wihch has 19.0m over 30.0m. Use the fall to your advantage when designing not only your house but garden. If…

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cherub
May 04, 2011 6:43 am
Manchester I
Manchester I
4 May 2011

Do I still have time for signing contract before 30th June?

Do I still have time for signing contract before 30th June?
VIC

HO that's very good news.. now I have more time up in my sleeve to sort things out nicely... Thank you very much for the information.

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Manchester I
May 04, 2011 7:29 am
disturboed
disturboed
4 May 2011

Negotiating Price of Building New Home

Negotiating Price of Building New Home
WA

Has anyone tried negotiating with a Project home builder? I know their margins on the base price of the home are supposedly pretty thin, but I'm also thinking about…

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disturboed
May 04, 2011 1:29 pm
kiwi
kiwi
4 May 2011

My custom build

My custom build
VIC

deemaree changed this and I added my 2 cents. I think it is a much better use of space.

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kiwi
May 04, 2011 4:33 pm
kiwi
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
4 May 2011

recess ceiling - does it weaken the structure in any way?

recess ceiling - does it weaken the structure in any way?
WA
1, 2

It will be safe and sound. It'll be made from same wood as rest of roof.

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dragonflychic
May 04, 2011 4:55 pm
dimo
dimo
4 May 2011

PERSONAL DETAILS ON NEW BUILDING SITE SIGNAGE

PERSONAL DETAILS ON NEW BUILDING SITE SIGNAGE
VIC

couldnt say for certain all i know is our builder doesnt which makes me think is obviously not a law.

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dimo
May 04, 2011 5:48 pm
ref_kt
ref_kt
4 May 2011

Anyone changed design with the same builder?

Anyone changed design with the same builder?
VIC

Keep calling Kishimojin. It is very easy for one call (if someone has taken a msg/you have left one on a machine) to go walk about. But if you keep calling they will get…

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ref_kt
May 04, 2011 6:43 pm
ref_kt


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