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GroovyOne
GroovyOne
23 March 2011

Advice on Solver "Designer White" Please help!

Advice on Solver "Designer White" Please help!
WA

We have chosen Designer White for our skirting, architraves & internal doors also. Hope it will be ok! We will be having 'parchment' on all internal walls. Going…

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GroovyOne
Mar 23, 2011 3:22 pm
wertmezer
wertmezer
23 March 2011

Matching windows and fascia with Colorbond colours

Matching windows and fascia with Colorbond colours
VIC

I am having same problem,I have decided to go colourbond bushland roof and gutters windows white birch[colour is lighter than classic cream…

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wertmezer
Mar 23, 2011 4:25 pm
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Mr & Mrs M
Mar 23, 2011 7:05 pm
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donuts
Mar 23, 2011 7:13 pm
donuts
Dazed&Confused
Dazed&Confused
23 March 2011

Building in Sunbury

Building in Sunbury
VIC

Hey Sidewinder, How much fall is across the land? I just purchased a block in Jackson Hill with about 4m over the entire block and about 2m over the build area. The…

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Dazed&Confused
Mar 23, 2011 7:32 pm
zerowq
zerowq
23 March 2011

Help ! Three storey design / chose a custom builder

Help ! Three storey design / chose a custom builder

I have been kept an eye on this forum for years. It finally reaches a stage that I am going to build my own house. I got a block of land in the Wyndham Harbour estate in…

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zerowq
Mar 23, 2011 9:18 pm
bashworth
bashworth
23 March 2011

Does frame stage include roof truss?

Does frame stage include roof truss?

Yes the frame stage includes the roof trusses. it only usely takes a couple of days to build the roof so it could well have gone on since your last visit. Might be a good…

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bashworth
Mar 23, 2011 9:37 pm
bashworth
bashworth
bashworth
23 March 2011

Independent inspection before handover or not?

Independent inspection before handover or not?

If you decide to do it yourself there is some advice here and links to checklists: http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=296 Regards

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bashworth
Mar 23, 2011 9:47 pm
bashworth
CA3105
CA3105
24 March 2011

Render colour opinions

Render colour opinions
WA

I don't have photos but I am a Prestart consultant with a builder so I help people nut out their home colours every day. My suggestion would be the Shale Grey render with…

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CA3105
Mar 24, 2011 1:54 am
CA3105
CA3105
24 March 2011

Colourbond "bushland" or "Dune" on render? Pictures?

Colourbond "bushland" or "Dune" on render? Pictures?
WA

Hi Elly189, If you see them in real life, Dune definitely has cream undertones, not at all grey or blue. Bushland is a green/grey colour. I'm guessing your roof is…

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CA3105
Mar 24, 2011 2:46 am
Bondi Beach House
Bondi Beach House
24 March 2011

Advice for building a home office/guest room in the backyard

Advice for building a home office/guest room in the backyard
NSW

Thanks for that, Still finding conflicting information on cavity vs no cavity. Would prefer none to save on space. Now I'm just worried about any issues when building to…

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Bondi Beach House
Mar 24, 2011 9:34 am
joles
joles
24 March 2011

Eaves

Eaves
VIC

Can anyone tell me an approx cost per meter for eaves? A friend was told quoted $4000 and another $2000 for a very similar…

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joles
Mar 24, 2011 5:55 pm
joles
mapcalla
mapcalla
24 March 2011

subdividing - perth

subdividing - perth
WA

Here you go: http://www.mapimage.net/Public70/Applic ... of+Belmont Click "zoning" in the modules on the left and zoom in to see the zonings.…

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mapcalla
Mar 24, 2011 8:32 pm
zozo
zozo
24 March 2011

Anyone successful in extention of NSW Home Builders Bonus

Anyone successful in extention of NSW Home Builders Bonus
NSW

Fingers crossed the rain holds out for you. I think you should send off the letter now. The advice I was given from OSR is that it takes 2 weeks for a decision to be made…

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zozo
Mar 24, 2011 8:43 pm
CA3105
CA3105
25 March 2011

Harmony roof tiles "astral".. Are these blue?? Advice please

Harmony roof tiles "astral".. Are these blue?? Advice please
WA

They are black :) If you're unsure, visit your builders showroom, or go to a Harmony display centre and compare your colours. Good luck with your build! :)

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CA3105
Mar 25, 2011 12:01 am
CA3105
CA3105
25 March 2011

Settlement checklist

Settlement checklist

To be honest, there is not a lot involved in handover, all of the builders I have worked for do not require any signatures at all. All that is required is for you to…

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CA3105
Mar 25, 2011 12:09 am
duke
duke
25 March 2011

Re: Karratha's DAH Contempo, Baldivis! *GOT THE KEYS :)*

Re: Karratha's DAH Contempo, Baldivis! *GOT THE KEYS :)*
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Karratha. Can I confirm with you that you have a gap between the rangehood and splashback like…

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duke
Mar 25, 2011 2:57 am
Popsicals
Popsicals
25 March 2011

Switch Homes - Landscaped! Yay no more sand!! Happy Feggle's

Switch Homes - Landscaped! Yay no more sand!! Happy Feggle's
1 ... 11, 12, 13

I love love love your home. You have such great taste - everything 'fits', if you know what I mean, looks amazing :: Pops xxx

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Popsicals
Mar 25, 2011 1:41 pm
toblerone
toblerone
25 March 2011

Need some advise for FHB in South Morang

Need some advise for FHB in South Morang
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

maxD, currently around 189k for 520-530sq around hweast, with roughly a 1m fall...so add in another 10-12k in site costs, only concern with that is…

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toblerone
Mar 25, 2011 2:22 pm
CA3105
CA3105
25 March 2011

Prelim Contract Cost (WA)

Prelim Contract Cost (WA)
WA

Oops I tell a fib :wink: I was just chatting to a friend at another builder and they do charge an extra deposit before going to construction. It must be a builder by builder…

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CA3105
Mar 25, 2011 6:27 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
25 March 2011

Cost to lay conrete for patio for outdoor tiling

Cost to lay conrete for patio for outdoor tiling
NSW

Sorry pman where you asking me? If so yes :wink: Also if so ...PM me what you have to do and i will get back to you asap

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onc_artisan
Mar 25, 2011 9:29 pm
onc_artisan
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*frosty*
Mar 26, 2011 7:21 am
*frosty*
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
26 March 2011

Has anyone built with GJ Gardner?

Has anyone built with GJ Gardner?
VIC

LOL Sir Snagger. We looked at building with them, but we found their prices were a lot more expensive than others. Also, the guy from GJ basically harassed us for ages. He…

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Tamara1975
Mar 26, 2011 1:58 pm
praj80
praj80
26 March 2011

Building our first home in Perth - need heaps of tips!!!

Building our first home in Perth - need heaps of tips!!!
WA

Thanks a lot CA3105 & sheznay for your feedbacks. Yeah, regarding the theatre door we have replaced double doors with a single door (french) so the main entrance door can…

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praj80
Mar 26, 2011 2:51 pm
bashworth
bashworth
26 March 2011

Basic building question - conventional vs roof truss

Basic building question - conventional vs roof truss
VIC

There is a lot more design in truss manufacture with an emphasis on economy of materials and installation so they are cheaper. I have personally known of truss roofes that…

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bashworth
Mar 26, 2011 5:01 pm
bashworth
Echo
Echo
26 March 2011

who is your energy and gas with???

who is your energy and gas with???
VIC

Im in Perth - be thankful you have a choice ::surprise::

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Echo
Mar 26, 2011 7:56 pm
Echo
SuzanneW
SuzanneW
26 March 2011

Building Our Family Home - C*llier Progress Pics

Building Our Family Home - C*llier Progress Pics
WA
1, 2

Thanks tinkster. So far it is a steady pace, every weekend something new to see, so far so good.

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SuzanneW
Mar 26, 2011 9:02 pm
cherub
cherub
27 March 2011

Defective lumber in house frame

Defective lumber in house frame

Don't stress, Timber is graded to code. Defects are acceptable to certain levels and don't affect it's strength. If it was exposed it would be more an aesthetic problem

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cherub
Mar 27, 2011 6:39 am
Lex
Lex
27 March 2011

white paint turned yellow builder to repaint all

white paint turned yellow builder to repaint all

kavother, have you asked them what paint type they used? If they used OIL based paint (and not acrylic (water)), then it's all that there is to…

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Lex
Mar 27, 2011 9:19 am
Lex
Phillshz
Phillshz
27 March 2011

New Home telephone connection..is it only Telstra ?

New Home telephone connection..is it only Telstra ?
NSW

ok so they spent 10mins at your place...... not factoring in the other time they spent at the pits, pilars and the exchange to get it all…

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Phillshz
Mar 27, 2011 1:57 pm
dimo
dimo
27 March 2011

Panel lift doors??

Panel lift doors??
VIC

So, just trying to guage what is a popular panel lift door profile? Any pics of your doors would be good thanks Katrina

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dimo
Mar 27, 2011 3:24 pm
razbolch
razbolch
27 March 2011

Double Storey or Single Storey

Double Storey or Single Storey
1, 2

Very interesting topic and I guess it comes down to individual choice and need. Having lived in double storey homes in the UK, which are the norm unless you're old or…

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razbolch
Mar 27, 2011 6:24 pm
coolbbb
coolbbb
27 March 2011

Multi dwelling homes on one property

Multi dwelling homes on one property
VIC

Here are some builders I know doing multi-dewellings, but it's not recommanded: Metricon, National builder group, clarenden, Hometec I have talked with their sales…

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coolbbb
Mar 27, 2011 8:43 pm
mistymoo09
mistymoo09
28 March 2011

M & D's Stamford - LOCKED OUT!

M & D's Stamford - LOCKED OUT!
VIC

We are officially locked out :) On Friday we met with our builder and did a walk through. There were a couple of concerns with some things... The bricks on the garage wall…

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mistymoo09
Mar 28, 2011 8:36 am
duke
duke
28 March 2011

SnowyOwl: Building with DAH, South of the River. WA

SnowyOwl: Building with DAH, South of the River. WA
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

How are we SO. Hope everything still churning along.

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duke
Mar 28, 2011 10:55 am
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crtx
Mar 28, 2011 1:13 pm
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
28 March 2011

Can anyone recomend a A1 building inspector west side of Mel

Can anyone recomend a A1 building inspector west side of Mel
VIC

Hi there, we are due to have pci mid april and am looking for a good thorough building inpector to do my inspection. Any recommendations for the West side of Melbourne???…

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Rudolf1980
Mar 28, 2011 1:14 pm
Rudolf1980
wildorchid
wildorchid
28 March 2011

The Entertainer : by Dechellis

The Entertainer : by Dechellis
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

very nice. i think we are going mouse. i prefer the darker shade in the wild orchid display, but apparently you need 1 more coat than standard, dont know how much that will cost!

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wildorchid
Mar 28, 2011 2:02 pm
n&n02
n&n02
28 March 2011

Rendering after handover.... easy?

Rendering after handover.... easy?

Mrs P, we rendered the front of our house after handover and then the builders returned to paint it (long story). The only thing required was the renderers removed the…

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n&n02
Mar 28, 2011 7:34 pm

Did some painting today and had my creative juices flowing.…

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kpatch
Mar 28, 2011 7:55 pm
srichz
srichz
28 March 2011

cornices_a variation?

cornices_a variation?
WA

thanks everyone!! I'm a little bit excited for I got my Pre-Start kit today and so far since I've got home, I've been looking through every page and website for all the…

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srichz
Mar 28, 2011 9:02 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
28 March 2011

Imposing penalties on builders

Imposing penalties on builders
QLD

Penalty clauses are illegal...I'll point you to a thread were I posted about this rather than restating.

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to_do_list
Mar 28, 2011 10:00 pm
to_do_list
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
29 March 2011

Eden Brae Garage Door Openers

Eden Brae Garage Door Openers
NSW

We've been in 6 months, and ours is a BOSS unit too

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joannapaulp
Mar 29, 2011 7:53 am
pixie1
pixie1
29 March 2011

Tullipan home

Tullipan home
NSW

We are in only in at council at the moment. So far so good.Tullipan homes have been thoughrouly professional have great communication all of the way, we have known exactly…

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pixie1
Mar 29, 2011 8:41 am
grom40
grom40
29 March 2011

Simonds Homes

Simonds Homes
VIC
1, 2, 3

I can sympathise somewhat Cream (although thankfully my home hasn't been damaged like yours) I handed in my "3 month maintenance" checklist over a month ago; received a…

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grom40
Mar 29, 2011 9:56 am
grom40
sarat
sarat
29 March 2011

Pole home/high set building on Sunshine Coast

Pole home/high set building on Sunshine Coast
QLD

Hi, We have half an acre of steep(ish) land, and are looking for a local builder or 'honest' project builder (sunshine coast or nearby), who can build a decent 240m2…

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sarat
Mar 29, 2011 12:42 pm
Broom
Broom
29 March 2011

Considering Dechellis, advice needed!

Considering Dechellis, advice needed!
SA

It's not really the broker himself that has been a pain, it's more the process I think. The builder's quote had a couple of things wrong due to misreading the plans & had…

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Broom
Mar 29, 2011 1:31 pm
Broom
srinster
srinster
29 March 2011

Brivis Ducted heating & Add-on Cooling

Brivis Ducted heating & Add-on Cooling
VIC

Thanks Mel and B Star for the thoughts ....much appreciated

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srinster
Mar 29, 2011 4:11 pm


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