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EagleStrike
EagleStrike
12 August 2011

PL Building House with Goodlife Homes

PL Building House with Goodlife Homes
WA

Hi PLHOME, My parents has build their home in Quattro Queens Park with Good Life Homes. They are a pretty good builder being part of a group of Gemmill Homes. I think…

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EagleStrike
Aug 12, 2011 8:48 am
xanthrope
xanthrope
12 August 2011

Kenick Constructions, Cairns

Kenick Constructions, Cairns
QLD

Thanks for that Oliverbeer. At the moment I need to get back to Broome and fix up some plummbing in our investment property there - talk about expenses. I have since sold…

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xanthrope
Aug 12, 2011 6:21 pm
xanthrope
dave_m
dave_m
12 August 2011

Changes on plans from Allworth

Changes on plans from Allworth
NSW

You will get an updated quote but the tender period is still from the deposit.

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dave_m
Aug 12, 2011 10:26 pm
lirpa1
lirpa1
13 August 2011

2 storey on a narrow lot in Perth

2 storey on a narrow lot in Perth
WA
1, 2

Sounds exciting! Good luck with it all! I know what you mean by Ellenbrook, I remeber 5 years ago it seemed so nice! and clean, and quiet - now its full of riff raff! I…

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lirpa1
Aug 13, 2011 2:29 am
J&K
J&K
13 August 2011

Chipped Ceasar stone

Chipped Ceasar stone

Don't accept it unless you get a full credit back for the cost of your upgrade. As said before you paid for brand new, not repaired. We neve picked up on a few bathroom…

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J&K
Aug 13, 2011 9:19 am
J&K
*MrsG*
*MrsG*
13 August 2011

downpipes - made to look like wood

downpipes - made to look like wood
QLD

They are currently developing colorbond vinyl overlays that make steel posts look like wooden posts. Great for verandas, pergolas, gates, etc. Virtually weightless, and…

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*MrsG*
Aug 13, 2011 9:38 am
walton
walton
13 August 2011

Eden Brae Plans

Eden Brae Plans
NSW

We got rid of our double-entry master b/room doors. If you did the same, you could make your WIR deeper. You'll find EB's robes are pretty…

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walton
Aug 13, 2011 12:25 pm
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

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