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Testedbytime
Testedbytime
21 August 2011

Cleaning Tips after Floor Board Installation

Cleaning Tips after Floor Board Installation

Anybody got any bright ideas as to best way to clean whole house after floorboards have been installed and sanded in a new build (which also had…

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Testedbytime
Aug 21, 2011 10:32 pm

Hi there everyone, sorry i haven't posted anything for quite a while. im still struggling to even get finances going. i should be at least signing a contract before my…

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mydreamhom3
Jul 18, 2011 9:18 pm
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Leona
Jul 19, 2011 1:20 am
mimi23
mimi23
19 July 2011

Brick Mortar

Brick Mortar
VIC

Did the builder get it…

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mimi23
Jul 19, 2011 2:19 am
mimi23
alanak80
alanak80
19 July 2011

Assignment due in 1,5 weeks

Assignment due in 1,5 weeks
VIC

hi everyone have an assignment due in 1,5 weeks and dont know any builders, architects to ask their opinion. Small project home with following inclusion: roof framing -…

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alanak80
Jul 19, 2011 10:26 am
cinder
cinder
19 July 2011

Advice re: 2 companies building the same designs

Advice re: 2 companies building the same designs
VIC

If a company can show you took one of their designs, they could sue for copyright and even losses that they should have gotten from the build. In saying that, there are a…

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cinder
Jul 19, 2011 5:48 pm
cinder
Lex
Lex
20 July 2011

Calling all concrete/foundation experts!

Calling all concrete/foundation experts!

Ok, fair enough ... although ... ::hyst:: ::hyst:: Oh hang on, aren't slabs (eg. waffles on some piers) supposed to be "suspended" and therefore don't rely on the ground to hold them?…

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Lex
Jul 20, 2011 10:35 pm
Lex
aus_nz
aus_nz
19 July 2011

Liquidated damages

Liquidated damages
NSW

Thanks. I'll have another look.

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aus_nz
Jul 19, 2011 11:00 pm
aus_nz
CA3105
CA3105
19 July 2011

Due Diligence on Builders

Due Diligence on Builders
NSW

Builders have to take out insurance for every house they build, so even if they go belly up someone else will still complete construction of your house (not that you'd…

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CA3105
Jul 19, 2011 11:07 pm
PLHOME
PLHOME
20 July 2011

Final payment - practical completion stage

Final payment - practical completion stage
QLD

I'm so sorry about your story. I think, in this case you may need to talk to lawer

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PLHOME
Jul 20, 2011 1:17 am
sdmould
sdmould
20 July 2011

Crossover and stromwater - building house in East cannington

Crossover and stromwater - building house in East cannington
WA

You can definitely do this a lot cheaper than what the builder is charging you! For example, we are planning on ripping up our paved driveway as soon as handover is done…

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sdmould
Jul 20, 2011 2:38 am
miss_petepie
miss_petepie
20 July 2011

Home Buyers Centre - Retreat 25

Home Buyers Centre - Retreat 25
WA

i built with them in 2009 and start to finish was great :) made everything straight forward and easy. the pad was down in july and we had our keys in the first week of…

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miss_petepie
Jul 20, 2011 12:33 pm
miss_petepie
alibaba11
alibaba11
20 July 2011

New Home at Southern River - ideas for Landscaping?

New Home at Southern River - ideas for Landscaping?
WA

Hi, I am building a new cottage block at Southern River, WA. Has anyone completed any landscape designs for this type of block? I am about 5 weeks away from Handover.

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alibaba11
Jul 20, 2011 12:47 pm
Hobartian
Hobartian
20 July 2011

tiny efficient house in hobart

tiny efficient house in hobart
TAS

Greetings home building and renovation community Our family are undertaking a small building challenge in our…

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Hobartian
Jul 20, 2011 8:24 pm
Hobartian
carlswil
carlswil
20 July 2011

J&M's Oakford Regent - exciting update 22/6/11

J&M's Oakford Regent - exciting update 22/6/11
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi. Congrats on handover. I hope you are enjoying your new house and getting plenty of rest. Take care x

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carlswil
Jul 20, 2011 8:28 pm
westy
westy
21 July 2011

Our Switch Custom - Moved in

Our Switch Custom - Moved in
WA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Just catching up a bit here... thanks for the pics! Lookin good, at least from a distance! :lol: Hopefully those annoying things are getting fixed? We still have our fair…

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westy
Jul 21, 2011 2:59 am
westy
DIYMUM83
DIYMUM83
21 July 2011

Sydney builders

Sydney builders
NSW

We checked out Lily a few months back - they have a display home up this way and the downstairs was amazing - huge kitchen bench and the whole…

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DIYMUM83
Jul 21, 2011 12:18 pm
btherl
btherl
21 July 2011

Building a fence with an unbuilt house on one side.

Building a fence with an unbuilt house on one side.
VIC

Make sure you both have guttering on top of the bricks rather than hanging over .. and also consider how any gap between the 0 offset garages will be kept clean, if there…

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btherl
Jul 21, 2011 12:38 pm
btherl
Crunchbone
Crunchbone
21 July 2011

Blaxland 29 - NBG - Minniti Properties & Building Services

Blaxland 29 - NBG - Minniti Properties & Building Services
VIC

Hi Raul & Dolly Congratulations on building your house! You'll be very happy when you finally move in. I just…

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Crunchbone
Jul 21, 2011 2:30 pm
jjfttss
jjfttss
21 July 2011

Building a French Provincial Home

Building a French Provincial Home
VIC

Phillip Mannerheim is also another great French Provincial Architect, hes fees would cost up to 40k for the plans. Most of those houses are custom designed, and built by…

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jjfttss
Jul 21, 2011 2:51 pm
DIYMUM83
DIYMUM83
21 July 2011

why DAs take a long time to go through Council?

why DAs take a long time to go through Council?

Great idea! they changed the rules in Feb this year for small blocks, we were so tempted to pull it out of council and do the new 10 day approval! Next house definately…

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DIYMUM83
Jul 21, 2011 2:59 pm
Novo
Novo
21 July 2011

Building the Overture by Masterton Homes

Building the Overture by Masterton Homes
NSW

Thanks for your post - great advice :) Interesting that you picked up on those doors, because we changed the plans so that the double doors that were on the master are now…

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Novo
Jul 21, 2011 4:10 pm
DIYMUM83
DIYMUM83
21 July 2011

Exterior Paint Colours?

Exterior Paint Colours?
NSW

Thank you!! my husband loves blue so this might be how we compromise :)

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DIYMUM83
Jul 21, 2011 6:23 pm
xBeanie
xBeanie
21 July 2011

$10k for new builds in QLD?

$10k for new builds in QLD?
QLD

It's not really clear if you are building on pre-owned land whether or not the $600K includes that land or just the building contract cost. However, going on the wording…

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xBeanie
Jul 21, 2011 7:32 pm
rox
rox
21 July 2011

Display home locations - Sydney???

Display home locations - Sydney???
NSW

Freemans Ridge @ Carnes Hill. It's located near Hoxton Park just off the M7. Take the Cowpasture Rd exit and head south.

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rox
Jul 22, 2011 12:36 am
Cullen
Cullen
22 July 2011

Stud wall thickness vs insulation

Stud wall thickness vs insulation
NSW

Thicker wall frames shouldn't be a problem. The frames have to be custom made by the frame manufacturer anyway. The question is whether the extra thickness is worth the…

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Cullen
Jul 22, 2011 12:47 pm
xanthrope
xanthrope
22 July 2011

Identify this colour scheme

Identify this colour scheme

Wow ! very very close .. thanks for that. I htink I'll order a sample and then paint a large section of plasterboard to view the colour in various lighting. Thanks once again !

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xanthrope
Jul 22, 2011 2:41 pm
xanthrope

I wouldnt have full length romans much wider than these, because they get too heavy. We have a wider 1/2 length set on our bedroom window. They are mounted on the wall…

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alt0160
Jul 22, 2011 4:10 pm
pandorash8
pandorash8
22 July 2011

Hitting my head against the bricks!

Hitting my head against the bricks!
NSW

There's a couple building with Fairmont who got a colour consultant to help and said she was worth every penny, even doing up an image of what their house will look like.…

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pandorash8
Jul 22, 2011 7:27 pm
pandorash8
tinkster
tinkster
22 July 2011

Summit Xanthus

Summit Xanthus
WA
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Looking good there, grass always seems like a huge luxury after you've been living with sand

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tinkster
Jul 22, 2011 8:49 pm
tinkster
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
23 July 2011

Determining the fall of my land

Determining the fall of my land
VIC

Thanks DKP and bashworth. This is so much clear now. saved me a futile argument with my CSC :-)

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rajan_g4
Jul 23, 2011 1:18 am
rajan_g4
Em.Russ
Em.Russ
23 July 2011

Building Beachside Grand Manor Elite with McDonald Jones

Building Beachside Grand Manor Elite with McDonald Jones
NSW

hi k1w1mum i notice you havent posted in a while but im curious to see how your build went as we have just had our colour appointment in the process of building the…

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Em.Russ
Jul 23, 2011 12:34 pm
dlk65
dlk65
23 July 2011

THe Range Croydon

THe Range Croydon
VIC

Hi Evansdrive, There's also quite a thriving community already on this thread. Suggest you head…

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dlk65
Jul 23, 2011 10:20 pm
pandorash8
pandorash8
24 July 2011

Macarthur Building Help

Macarthur Building Help
NSW

Fairmont Homes NSW seem to have a good rep and are keen for the business. Anyone interested in this thread should just read my blog for updates in who we end up choosing…

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pandorash8
Jul 24, 2011 12:18 pm
pandorash8
Adelaide
Adelaide
24 July 2011

Tile laying / tiling costs - Perth

Tile laying / tiling costs - Perth
WA

Hi Marcus - did you use either of the two tilers that quoted you? I only found one under $70sqm for laying rectified edge porcelain. Would be interested in the name of…

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Adelaide
Jul 24, 2011 1:00 pm
zozo
zozo
24 July 2011

Delaying payment of stage invoice until work finished?

Delaying payment of stage invoice until work finished?
NSW

Just had a look at our contract and it seems our builder has re-written the section on progress payments so they do have the right to send progress claims prior to…

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zozo
Jul 24, 2011 6:13 pm
berrychoc
berrychoc
24 July 2011

Fitzgibbon Chase

Fitzgibbon Chase
QLD

Hi, I'm new to this forum. My fiance and I have been thinking of buying our first home and stumbled upon Fitzgibbon Chase. Do you guys think that the land value might go…

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berrychoc
Jul 24, 2011 10:22 pm
nickahs
nickahs
25 July 2011

Newcomers building in Hawkstowe South Morang

Newcomers building in Hawkstowe South Morang
VIC
1, 2, 3

Sorry to hear about the breakin Kelvin. Hopefully the rest of the lots get developed soon so that things like that don't occur. Your driveway is fantastic by the way!…

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nickahs
Jul 25, 2011 10:53 am
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
25 July 2011

Putting in an alfresco after build completion

Putting in an alfresco after build completion
VIC

Yup, I know. Thats the reason I said earlier that if I could turn back time, I would rather get this done with the builder to save all the hassles + cost.

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rajan_g4
Jul 25, 2011 3:19 pm
rajan_g4
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
25 July 2011

Costs to build a new home.

Costs to build a new home.
VIC

probably save you $60,000,but cost you your marrage...:) hard enough with somebody building it for you,been very stressful,and im not a stressed out sort of person...

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trishcoastie
Jul 25, 2011 7:23 pm
trishcoastie
humble
humble
25 July 2011

Ecoville, Tarneit

Ecoville, Tarneit
VIC

Expensive, and VERY VERY small blocks. I rent no more then 500m from the estate.. The area is ok, but I would suggest you drive around the other estates, as I cant see it…

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humble
Jul 25, 2011 7:37 pm
suh
suh
25 July 2011

Recycled Plastic Decking

Recycled Plastic Decking
WA

Yeahbut nobut yeahbut nobut..... it wasn't something we had in the garage :roll: it was as noted on their website ... Feast Watson decking oil

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suh
Jul 25, 2011 8:29 pm
suh
pattycake4
pattycake4
25 July 2011

Should I close unwanted Ducted Heating Outlets

Should I close unwanted Ducted Heating Outlets
VIC

In my old house that had 11 ducts,I closed 6 off did that for years.not sure with new units it did keep bill down.

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pattycake4
Jul 25, 2011 10:09 pm
darrell81
darrell81
25 July 2011

Show me your wall Niches!

Show me your wall Niches!

these are in our cinema room this is in our computer…

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darrell81
Jul 25, 2011 10:39 pm
just Erin
just Erin
25 July 2011

Monument colourbond with black roof tiles?

Monument colourbond with black roof tiles?
QLD

We also have Monument gutters and facia... with Bristile Charcoal roof…

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just Erin
Jul 25, 2011 10:51 pm
just Erin
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BangBang
Jul 26, 2011 12:21 am
ourhome
ourhome
25 July 2011

Jack Lives Here! - Keys Are Ours!

Jack Lives Here! - Keys Are Ours!
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Yes settled in well. Almost all the things are done. I have got connected with internet and phone too. Blinds and curtains all done. The biggest thing pending on my end is…

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ourhome
Jul 26, 2011 12:44 am
bomb3rman
bomb3rman
26 July 2011

New home with wet kitchen...?

New home with wet kitchen...?
WA

Hi there, Has anyone have any experience of building a wet kitchen with their new home? I'm looking to build a first home in WA, but haven't heard of anyone having a wet…

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bomb3rman
Jul 26, 2011 2:47 pm
Lex
Lex
26 July 2011

themax build - little update!

themax build - little update!
NSW
1 ... 87, 88, 89

They look good, TM :D .. Definitely better than timber IMO and even bricks. They will be great just by themselves, let alone with the turf around and some nice features :D

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Lex
Jul 26, 2011 3:53 pm
Lex


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