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gogo65
gogo65
26 October 2011

Downpipes - plastic or colorbond?

Downpipes - plastic or colorbond?
NSW

Not sure where you are located, but I believe in nsw it is now compulsory to have round plastic downpipes, something to do with the flow etc

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gogo65
Oct 26, 2011 1:37 pm
gogo65
B STAR
B STAR
26 October 2011

A technical problem needs answer

A technical problem needs answer
SA

usually you can just remove the fence and you the garage wall as your new fence. Sometimes the garage maybe 100mm inside the boundary so you have still have a fence.…

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B STAR
Oct 26, 2011 1:48 pm
willcres
willcres
26 October 2011

Laminate White Natural Finish OR Formica Snowdrift gloss?

Laminate White Natural Finish OR Formica Snowdrift gloss?
NSW

Oh, ok, how much is the different between snowdrift & poly, KAN ? I'll send you PM again then...

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willcres
Oct 26, 2011 8:55 pm
willcres
tinkster
tinkster
27 October 2011

Building in Redgum Brook Estate in Byford....

Building in Redgum Brook Estate in Byford....
WA

House looks great, garage door definitely tones the purple down. Love the tiles to your kitchen.

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tinkster
Oct 27, 2011 12:58 am
tinkster
Deemaree
Deemaree
27 October 2011

Is this the legal right of my neighbour?

Is this the legal right of my neighbour?
SA
1, 2, 3

everyone is on the side of homeone forum user in this thread i would imagine. some may just not type as good as…

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Deemaree
Oct 27, 2011 3:35 pm
Deemaree
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
27 October 2011

Smart wiring / data cabling

Smart wiring / data cabling
NSW

Just to throw it out there also consider "powerline" ethernet adapters (ethernet over power) - the technology has come along a bit since the early days. Any form of wired…

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cmhamilton
Oct 27, 2011 6:33 pm
theshining
theshining
27 October 2011

Scaffolding Width

Scaffolding Width
NSW

Thanks for your reply. Yes, we are indeed building a double storey home. Next door is also double story if this helps. It sounds very strange that the company (Allworth)…

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theshining
Oct 27, 2011 9:58 pm
Bucknut
Bucknut
28 October 2011

Building with Ashford homes

Building with Ashford homes
VIC

Can you tell me what City/State/Country you are building in with Ashford Homes? It seems that there are many Ashford Homes throughout the world. Thanks!

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Bucknut
Oct 28, 2011 12:11 am
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
28 October 2011

bushfire protection regulation in williams landing

bushfire protection regulation in williams landing

What if people don't have that extra $5,000 or more to make their house fire safe...i still think it is up to the individual to choose or even…

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cookie_monster
Oct 28, 2011 9:53 am
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
28 October 2011

Soil Tests

Soil Tests
VIC

This thread will give you some ideas on what people have been paying for the site cost depending on soil type and other…

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zeitgeber
Oct 28, 2011 11:06 am
zeitgeber
SunshineT
SunshineT
28 October 2011

MERBAU

MERBAU

Hi there - if someone is reading this in the future - we found a solution to our front door so that we didn't have to use MERBAU (which is what many of the commercial…

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SunshineT
Oct 28, 2011 2:30 pm
SunshineT
Team PD
Team PD
28 October 2011

Prestige display centre opening.

Prestige display centre opening.
VIC

We’re opening a brand new Prestige display centre at Providence in Greenvale and it's sure to inspire and excite you. At the estate you’ll see two of our most popular…

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Team PD
Oct 28, 2011 3:11 pm
Team PD
deb17
deb17
28 October 2011

When to install ceiling fans during building?

When to install ceiling fans during building?
SA

We bought our bedroom fan and installed it later. Our friend did it, he is an electrician, so it was his gift to us. You would be better off buying your own fans, as the…

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deb17
Oct 28, 2011 3:47 pm
brb_654
brb_654
29 October 2011

Better Late than Never - Our Fairhaven!!

Better Late than Never - Our Fairhaven!!
VIC
1 ... 51, 52, 53

Thanks J, it's a working progress!…

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brb_654
Oct 29, 2011 7:45 am
brb_654
kdgirl
kdgirl
29 October 2011

Waiting for Handoover after PCI --- Simonds Home

Waiting for Handoover after PCI --- Simonds Home
VIC

I think you will have a harder time getting them fixed after handover. I would be concerned that the manager is trying to play games. I would ask your SS how things…

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kdgirl
Oct 29, 2011 1:30 pm
HellDad
HellDad
29 October 2011

Cambridge Chronicle - We Moved in a Year ago!

Cambridge Chronicle - We Moved in a Year ago!
NSW
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Hi Lex A few months ago Penrith Air replaced under warranty the internal aircon remote controller. They also installed a magnetic interference suppressor on its…

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HellDad
Oct 29, 2011 1:41 pm
HellDad
sanjam
sanjam
29 October 2011

S1monds Flagstone 2200 - PCI 9th Sept!!! pics update pg4

S1monds Flagstone 2200 - PCI 9th Sept!!! pics update pg4
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Danu, Love your wall paint colour is it Haymes Polar Bear? and Bliss for the trims, doors etc.? I thought polar bear would be a cold white but it doesn't look like…

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sanjam
Oct 29, 2011 6:09 pm
Shakel
Shakel
29 October 2011

Updated: Worried about 26 Week Build Time with AV Jennings

Updated: Worried about 26 Week Build Time with AV Jennings
SA
1, 2

I have neglected this thread for a while and I thought that I should update it. Since my concerns in the beginning of our build about the length of time it was going to…

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Shakel
Oct 29, 2011 6:26 pm
Shakel
Leamary
Leamary
29 October 2011

Engineering report for Steel Floor Owner Builder

Engineering report for Steel Floor Owner Builder
NSW

Quick update. PCA has finally admitted that there is no NSW Compliance Certificate after we contacted NSW Planning. Just a letter of compliance, really. Hope to get…

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Leamary
Oct 29, 2011 7:01 pm
Theresa
Theresa
29 October 2011

laura2009 - my build - new pics

laura2009 - my build - new pics
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I was wondering how you were going. Thought you'd left us but obviously I missed your pics yet again. Looks like you've settled into your new home very well. Wow, your…

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Theresa
Oct 29, 2011 9:49 pm
Theresa
ECOECO
ECOECO
29 October 2011

Window architrave

Window architrave

Your windows have an inline reveal and your friend's reveal is offset. These are just 2 different brands of windows. Yours are far more energy efficient. You have no…

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ECOECO
Oct 29, 2011 10:38 pm
ECOECO
CA3105
CA3105
30 October 2011

Building my first home

Building my first home
VIC

It's in the truganina area. soil test is booked in and will be done on Friday hopefully. I've heard there's home designers as well who are one step…

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CA3105
Oct 30, 2011 1:12 am
gumby
gumby
30 October 2011

No primer on our walls

No primer on our walls
NSW

You're very welcome :D Yeah just a case of cheapest minimum requirements :wink: The quality of paint is always builder's standard which is no where near as nice as when you…

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gumby
Oct 30, 2011 9:06 am
gumby
bdd
bdd
30 October 2011

Location for the electricity/gas/water meter

Location for the electricity/gas/water meter
NSW

Just a question on the location for the electricity/gas/water meter. We plan to have a front fence that has a locked pedestrian gate and a locked sliding gate for car…

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bdd
Oct 30, 2011 9:39 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
30 October 2011

How much did you pay per square / square metre?

How much did you pay per square / square metre?
VIC

I would not say per square is an accurate measure, my…

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theanonyuser
Oct 30, 2011 9:55 am
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
30 October 2011

The Argyle by Blueprint

The Argyle by Blueprint
WA

looks like we have narrowed down the list, and this is one of our choices. has anybody built this house and if so, are there any changes that you wish you had made or any…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Oct 30, 2011 12:42 pm
Cooper32
Cooper32
30 October 2011

Cooper's Build - Perth NOR - Moved in! :)

Cooper's Build - Perth NOR - Moved in! :)
WA
1 ... 44, 45, 46

hi Cooper, I can't remember if you had open grill for you down pipes to the soakwell. If so.. you might want to check for holes where the LL wasnt…

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Cooper32
Oct 30, 2011 1:50 pm
lenny13
lenny13
30 October 2011

Summit Homes or RedInk (WA, Perth)

Summit Homes or RedInk (WA, Perth)
WA

First time builders, chose redink and have had a perfect build, been in our new home for 2 months and the quality of workmanship fantastic, so I can recommend redink, any…

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lenny13
Oct 30, 2011 5:47 pm
Althom
Althom
30 October 2011

Phone line- Perth

Phone line- Perth
WA

Hi Tink, check your contract - your builder should do the run-in and then you call Telstra and ask to be connected. Mine went in on Thursday.

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Althom
Oct 30, 2011 6:46 pm
Althom
Lot927
Lot927
30 October 2011

Building EBH Lincoln 35 at The Ponds

Building EBH Lincoln 35 at The Ponds
NSW

Hi we were going to build the lincoln. We were not going to make any mods but they told us that a laundry chute was not possible. Its a lovely designed home.... I look…

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Lot927
Oct 30, 2011 7:09 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
30 October 2011

Building costs

Building costs
WA

There are extra costs for rural areas, extra costs for the bushfire prone areas (which covers quite a lot of Vic for example) Fences, driveways, data cabling, security systems....

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theanonyuser
Oct 30, 2011 7:22 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
30 October 2011

Yellow / Red stains on our light bricks

Yellow / Red stains on our light bricks
VIC

I have PGH Lithgow bricks and they had a yellow stain in a few areas after cleaning. The builder used undiluted bleach, left it for about 10 mins then hosed it off and…

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HappyCamper_au
Oct 30, 2011 7:55 pm
abraham
abraham
30 October 2011

Asking for settlement -- Builder dragging work and final PCI

Asking for settlement -- Builder dragging work and final PCI
VIC

Tried posting earlier with no much response, so trying again. We have had our first PCI, the builder has been dragging the rectification of the PCI defects. Since we know…

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abraham
Oct 30, 2011 10:08 pm
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DazzaB
Oct 31, 2011 1:41 pm
zubin
zubin
31 October 2011

Installing timber floor after handover

Installing timber floor after handover
VIC

For our timber floor the only change that had to be made to o increase the kitchen bench height to 930mm above slab. Our flooring is…

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zubin
Oct 31, 2011 1:43 pm
rajeshbreddy
rajeshbreddy
31 October 2011

building inspection for final stage

building inspection for final stage
VIC

Hi friends, My house is being constructed and it is in final stage. This is my first home and I don't have any experience with houses. Could someone recommend me a good…

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rajeshbreddy
Oct 31, 2011 4:15 pm
Ashkate
Ashkate
31 October 2011

Internal Bi-fold - HELP!

Internal Bi-fold - HELP!
SA

Well hubby didnt like that idea... I think we'll go the bi-fold... I REALLY didnt want the outward swinging.. lol

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Ashkate
Oct 31, 2011 8:39 pm
Ashkate
fifteensixty
fifteensixty
31 October 2011

Building Bordeaux 14 - pics and sugestions wanted

Building Bordeaux 14 - pics and sugestions wanted
NSW

well decision on colours has been made now just to decide how to deck the alfresco and build the bbq - if anyone has pics and ideas please share but yes have been using the search

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fifteensixty
Oct 31, 2011 9:27 pm
fifteensixty
buildingwest
buildingwest
1 November 2011

NBG Windsor 43E - Our dream home build by the beach

NBG Windsor 43E - Our dream home build by the beach
VIC
1, 2, 3

Wow you are so close now. Looking forward to see the photos when you get a chance to post.

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buildingwest
Nov 01, 2011 10:27 am
DazzaB
DazzaB
1 November 2011

Soil test back - but what will it cost?

Soil test back - but what will it cost?
VIC

My guess: 40-50k. Is this a sweep, a la Melbourne Cup? Really, any ballpark estimate you get here is useless, just wait till the builder gives you the price.

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DazzaB
Nov 01, 2011 12:49 pm
B STAR
B STAR
2 November 2011

Council request to pass DA

Council request to pass DA
NSW

it will probably pass as this looks like an estate guideline/covenant . They often miss these ones. If its an actually a building requirement in your councils area that…

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B STAR
Nov 02, 2011 10:51 am
tuff253
tuff253
2 November 2011

Can I park there????

Can I park there????
VIC

Yep parked in front of my own garage. Uhm... yeah it should be common property, which does require owners corporation which I think strata is. My GF is part owner of the…

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tuff253
Nov 02, 2011 12:11 pm
roomate
roomate
3 November 2011

Anybody live in Blue Stone Green? Wyndham Vale.

Anybody live in Blue Stone Green? Wyndham Vale.
VIC

HI everyone, NNice to hear from all of you . Just like you I am also excited about my new home in Bluestone. We starting looking for land in Wyndham vale in July 2010 and…

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roomate
Nov 03, 2011 9:15 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
3 November 2011

PVC Windows

PVC Windows
VIC

The correct term is uPVC meaning unplasticised....i have recently had them fitted in my house and am very happy. I…

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ECOECO
Nov 03, 2011 10:47 am
ECOECO
Lex
Lex
3 November 2011

Sewer subsidence - who's responsible?

Sewer subsidence - who's responsible?
SA

Thanks McL :D I guess we're a bit lucky since our patio slab is suspended ... so the trench or any other subsidence should not affect it ... but one can never be sure ... ::hyst::

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Lex
Nov 03, 2011 3:55 pm
Lex
CA3105
CA3105
3 November 2011

Downpipes

Downpipes
NSW

They always get painted after installation, it'll be at the same time as the painter does all the rest of your external painting.

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CA3105
Nov 03, 2011 8:22 pm
keiza
keiza
4 November 2011

which septic system?

which septic system?
WA

Hi all,Hi riffa i have a ecomax system now for four years would love to talk about it probably not good in this forum Im south coast NSW as well …

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keiza
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