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take2
take2
20 October 2011

Springfield Lakes - QLD

Springfield Lakes - QLD
QLD

We have been in Brookwater the last 3yrs renting then building we love the area, I agree with the above posts about Augustine Heights, Is great now Masters Hardward has…

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take2
Oct 20, 2011 12:52 pm
take2
building1
building1
21 October 2011

Do you lock your water tap while building?

Do you lock your water tap while building?
VIC

Our first water bill wasn't much (mostly connection) and I think in some instances the builder covers it? Come to think of it we haven't had one since ::hyst:: Not going to be…

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building1
Oct 21, 2011 11:05 am
btherl
btherl
21 October 2011

EAVES SHORTENED BY BUILDER??? WHAT THE!!!

EAVES SHORTENED BY BUILDER??? WHAT THE!!!
VIC

Builder has already made some significant changes without our consent or knowledge so we are in the process of getting those…

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btherl
Oct 21, 2011 2:22 pm
btherl
thattime
thattime
21 October 2011

PGH Hamilton - Anyone using them?

PGH Hamilton - Anyone using them?
NSW

Hello, We're currently going over our brick options for a new house build... and trying to find something that's in the standard range. We need to select a PGH brick and…

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thattime
Oct 21, 2011 9:14 pm
thattime
Lex
Lex
22 October 2011

wrong soil test wrong footings

wrong soil test wrong footings
VIC
1, 2

Hey Ruby52550, how are you going with all of this nightmare? I realy feel for you (: (and now I've read almost the whole thread and realised that I sounded as if I'm…

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Lex
Oct 22, 2011 8:06 pm
Lex
kkurni
kkurni
22 October 2011

Anyone ever built the Burbank Stoneleigh without the void?

Anyone ever built the Burbank Stoneleigh without the void?
VIC

Hi, How do you go? Do u get any picture? I also planning to build the standard base stoneleigh. How much do you get for the base and the credit promotion Thanks

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kkurni
Oct 22, 2011 8:41 pm
sanjam
sanjam
23 October 2011

great online paint tool x 2

great online paint tool x 2
SA

Hi All, Found this info on a USA website (unfortunately have lost link ) but did save the instructions to a great online paint tool...: Easy RGB. It will let you find out…

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sanjam
Oct 23, 2011 5:41 pm
selina2106
selina2106
23 October 2011

Help! Where do I stop my paint colour?!

Help! Where do I stop my paint colour?!
NSW

Ok I think I see the problem. interesting dilemma. hmmm. :th: You might have to add a bulkhead or something that defines the end of the…

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selina2106
Oct 23, 2011 8:49 pm
brixnmorter
brixnmorter
24 October 2011

Smart Wiring - HELP!!!

Smart Wiring - HELP!!!
VIC

Thanks Paul - I am slowly getting my head around this!

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brixnmorter
Oct 24, 2011 9:54 am
rojak1
rojak1
24 October 2011

FRAME: Is this accetable?

FRAME: Is this accetable?
VIC

instead of just saying " I don't think this meet the building standard" which in fact most of us probably don't know, you may say " I don't think this is holding up…

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rojak1
Oct 24, 2011 9:59 am
theshining
theshining
24 October 2011

Building with Allworth Homes - Waterford Compact

Building with Allworth Homes - Waterford Compact
NSW

Hi Guys, First time long time here. I am at the quotation/tender stage of buliding a new home with Allworth Homes. We are building the Waterford Compact. Does anybody…

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theshining
Oct 24, 2011 9:59 am
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
24 October 2011

fiber optic quote for williams landing estate

fiber optic quote for williams landing estate
VIC

Here's a list of Telstra Velocity estates, and I couldn't find Williams Landing…

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zeitgeber
Oct 24, 2011 10:33 am
zeitgeber
babysaurs
babysaurs
24 October 2011

What would you change to our plan?

What would you change to our plan?
SA

Thankyou for you ideas every one:) There is a linen cupborad behine the shower in the ensuit but there will be one when there is a 3 way bathroom anyway so will remove…

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babysaurs
Oct 24, 2011 10:55 am
Buttercup
Buttercup
24 October 2011

Average email reply times

Average email reply times
VIC

HELP PLEASE!!!!!! I am going to settle my land in 1st of Nov and I bought it through real estate agent. Couple of weeks back, I went to land…

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Buttercup
Oct 24, 2011 11:59 am
Buttercup
cbboyz
cbboyz
24 October 2011

Working Drawings

Working Drawings
VIC

Can anyone recommend someone that can do working drawings for me. The person that did my orginal working drawings really stuffed them up and my builder, who has already…

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cbboyz
Oct 24, 2011 3:31 pm
wildorchid
wildorchid
24 October 2011

Dechellis furniture???

Dechellis furniture???

I loved it when I walked into that house...... And then I sat on it......and got straight up!

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wildorchid
Oct 24, 2011 8:36 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
25 October 2011

Provisional site costs: temporary fencing $3500??? WA PERTH

Provisional site costs: temporary fencing $3500??? WA PERTH
WA

Put the $$$'s toward permanent fencing. My builder doesn't use temporary fencing, don't know how he gets away with it because every other builder in the area has to erect…

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HappyCamper_au
Oct 25, 2011 6:17 am
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lwdon1
Oct 25, 2011 10:15 am
bashworth
bashworth
25 October 2011

"New Home Presentation" inspection - What to look for?

"New Home Presentation" inspection - What to look for?
VIC

You may find the oven, cooktop and cooker hood missing. Often these aren't fitted until Handover day. The new Guide to PCI's includes many of…

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bashworth
Oct 25, 2011 3:35 pm
bashworth
bashworth
bashworth
25 October 2011

Advice, Tips, Ideas Wanted

Advice, Tips, Ideas Wanted
SA

If you are buying the block now but not building for a while this link will take you to some tips about the block boundary pegs. http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?cat=26

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bashworth
Oct 25, 2011 5:05 pm
bashworth
johnlong
johnlong
25 October 2011

Cost of powerpoints etc by builder PERTH

Cost of powerpoints etc by builder PERTH
WA

although what can you do if the builder charges that much...

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johnlong
Oct 25, 2011 10:47 pm

Hi all I am looking at the fencing options and really like the look of the fence shown in the pic below. I am considering this for my front fence and around the house…

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rajan_g4
Oct 26, 2011 12:07 am
rajan_g4
Onebuild
Onebuild
26 October 2011

Septic Systems

Septic Systems
WA

Hi I'm just organizing the same thing at the moment, my builder uses Biocycle which they use because it gets past most councils. I'm using Ecosafe instead as there are no…

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Onebuild
Oct 26, 2011 9:17 am
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
26 October 2011

Progress Payments

Progress Payments

You can withhold progress payment, as long as you're prepared to pay the daily interest incurred. I've withhold frame…

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zeitgeber
Oct 26, 2011 10:46 am
zeitgeber
JoH
JoH
26 October 2011

Building in Tuart Ridge Baldivis

Building in Tuart Ridge Baldivis
WA

So my crazy hectic life, means I totally forgot about this forum, adding photo's etc. Quick update - its really lucky my family are building for me as we have to be out of…

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JoH
Oct 26, 2011 11:28 am
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


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