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16452067
16452067
20 April 2011

Ceiling Height - Point Cook Alamanda

Ceiling Height - Point Cook Alamanda
VIC

It's is usually quicker for you to do it yourself. If you check your council website you can often download the application forms and get…

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16452067
Apr 20, 2011 9:25 am
Mie
Mie
20 April 2011

Building with Allworth. What should I look out for?

Building with Allworth. What should I look out for?
NSW

I am also building a Concerto with Allworth but it's a house land package so I am not sure how much help I will be...I find their admin/call back first stages EXTREMELY…

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Mie
Apr 20, 2011 1:05 pm
Dave0363
Dave0363
20 April 2011

carpenters

carpenters
VIC

How much do you charge per square metre to do a frame , lockup, and fix What don't u understand

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Dave0363
Apr 20, 2011 6:31 pm
Logan
Logan
20 April 2011

What to look for at PCI ?

What to look for at PCI ?
VIC

Hi there, This is great, it certainly does help when you have an idea of what to look for. Regards Logan

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Logan
Apr 20, 2011 7:16 pm
normette
normette
21 April 2011

JORDAN SPRINGS AND FIBRE OPTICS

JORDAN SPRINGS AND FIBRE OPTICS
NSW

For those of you who have purchased land at Jordan Springs, has anyone's builder made provisions for connection to the fibre optics network (FTTH via Openetworks)? And if…

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normette
Apr 21, 2011 2:34 pm
TaliseFan
TaliseFan
21 April 2011

ILove_Sandhurst

ILove_Sandhurst
VIC

Thanks, Paul. I shall definitely have a read through of the Sandhurst rules and regulations before commencing my build. I would probably supply H with a copy as well so…

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TaliseFan
Apr 21, 2011 3:37 pm
ann81
ann81
21 April 2011

Masterton Symphony

Masterton Symphony
NSW

Hi all the Symphony is a lovely home, they all are though its hard to decide! was originally going to go with a double storey however due to getting overall pricing looks…

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ann81
Apr 21, 2011 5:17 pm
Koala_kate
Koala_kate
21 April 2011

Easter chocolates to inspect Liberty by Big M in Melbourne

Easter chocolates to inspect Liberty by Big M in Melbourne
VIC

Hi Koala_Kate, We are building the Tribeca by M homes - We absolutely LOVED the Liberty but unfortunately it was out of our price range = ( If…

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Koala_kate
Apr 21, 2011 9:12 pm
JACEM
JACEM
21 April 2011

BUILDER TO DO SEPTICS ???

BUILDER TO DO SEPTICS ???
WA

CHEERS SEDGIE. THATS A GREAT HELP. OUR SHIRE ALSO REQUIRE AN ECOMAX SYSTEM. PHONED AROUND A FEW SEPTIC PLACES, BUT THEY DIDN'T SEEM TOO INTERESTED? MIGHT HAVE TO LET THE…

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JACEM
Apr 21, 2011 11:06 pm

photos of the botched…

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80pride
Apr 21, 2011 11:13 pm
rickieg
rickieg
22 April 2011

storm water connecting problem

storm water connecting problem
WA

Thanks for your tips Bash,using a 9inch grinder diamond blade with several cuts, ozito demolishion hammer to chizel out and Bobs ya uncle all sorted cheers.

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rickieg
Apr 22, 2011 6:22 pm
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Aiah
Apr 28, 2011 6:54 am
Aiah
snoofie
snoofie
23 April 2011

What Handover Prezzie did you get?

What Handover Prezzie did you get?
VIC
1, 2

Snoofie, you'll be pleased to know we did get something. Not too fancy - just a BBQ set, tongs and a cook book. I guess you are building prestige,…

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snoofie
Apr 23, 2011 7:17 am
snoofie

Life's been busy and it's been a while since my last post! In the meantime, we've had the frame complete and the brickies going at it. 2 weeks in.. I'll let the pictures…

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irkj
Apr 23, 2011 5:38 pm
Camrw
Camrw
23 April 2011

Things that could be left until afterwards

Things that could be left until afterwards
WA

Make sure that you put powerpoints in positions where another double can be piggybacked off the wall behind by your own electrician. This may save money. Also consider…

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Camrw
Apr 23, 2011 8:34 pm
Camrw
Camrw
23 April 2011

New electricity regulations?

New electricity regulations?
VIC

Had a look at the page, thanks Trinity. Hopefully the electrics people will know all about this when we go for our selections.

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Camrw
Apr 23, 2011 10:02 pm
Pitek
Pitek
24 April 2011

METRICON LIBERTY 38

METRICON LIBERTY 38
VIC

hi John, You are not alone here: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=46579 :D

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Pitek
Apr 24, 2011 12:50 am
Pitek
Jazz&Brett
Jazz&Brett
24 April 2011

House That Jazz & Brett Built - Good Friday Deluge + Happy E

House That Jazz & Brett Built - Good Friday Deluge + Happy E
QLD
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Happy Easter Everyone! We are enjoying your first Easter in our new home! Working on a few projects this weekend. Good Friday Deluge…

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Jazz&Brett
Apr 24, 2011 7:24 am
Jazz&Brett
SarahidMentor
SarahidMentor
25 April 2011

I need help with choosing a colour for my garage door....

I need help with choosing a colour for my garage door....
WA

Hi Ange, My choice would be paperbark, to add some freshness to your exterior colour scheme.I think black would be best kept as "outlines". Good luck! Sarah

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SarahidMentor
Apr 25, 2011 9:31 am
SarahidMentor
Crawley
Crawley
25 April 2011

Would you install an external gas BBQ point?

Would you install an external gas BBQ point?
WA
1, 2

We had one put out the the Alfresco area from our stove at a cost of around $165. We will be using bottled gas for our stove though even though there is a mains gas…

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Crawley
Apr 25, 2011 10:52 am
71monaro
71monaro
25 April 2011

Here we go ! Eden 31 with Rawsons

Here we go ! Eden 31 with Rawsons
NSW

Selina, With the recessed stacker track, are you having the alfresco floor height the same as inside, so it flows from outside to in? That is what I planned for, but looks…

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71monaro
Apr 25, 2011 11:07 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
25 April 2011

Recessed tracks for stackers leading to alfresco.

Recessed tracks for stackers leading to alfresco.
SA

HI The retractable screens are a complete unit. They cover a wide area, and are quite weak and susceptible to damage IMO. The integrated flyscreen tracks stack the same…

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ECOECO
Apr 25, 2011 1:08 pm
ECOECO

Rightio all-I've decided that after 208 pages and despite the fact that we are yet to get the house totally finished ( :roll: ) that the time has come to lock this thread! ::hyst:: ::hyst:: ::hyst::

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am

Thank you for the quick replies! What type of doors are you putting in Starz? I'm still deciding (between two from Wrussel Williams) - these are…

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Starz
Apr 25, 2011 6:36 pm
Starz
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
25 April 2011

Building the Marcoola 301 with Coral Homes in Maitland NSW

Building the Marcoola 301 with Coral Homes in Maitland NSW
NSW

Hi Lil sprouts mum. Just popping in to see how you got on with the build. Would love to see some pics etc. We are starting our build next week :)

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Tamara1975
Apr 25, 2011 7:15 pm
freshstart
freshstart
25 April 2011

Anyone built the Saville 27 or Manchester 23 with Eden Brae

Anyone built the Saville 27 or Manchester 23 with Eden Brae
NSW

Was just wondering if anyone is Building/built the Saville 27 or Manchester 23 with Eden Brae Was it what you hoped to be? Any issues?? Any suggestions of things to look…

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freshstart
Apr 25, 2011 7:24 pm
freshstart
freshstart
25 April 2011

Anyone Building the Overture with Masterton?

Anyone Building the Overture with Masterton?
NSW

Off the top of my head I think it was around $180k

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freshstart
Apr 25, 2011 7:47 pm
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Dollar
Apr 25, 2011 8:26 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
25 April 2011

Independant Building Inspectors???

Independant Building Inspectors???
VIC

I found the inspector I used last time and…

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buildingwest
Apr 25, 2011 9:58 pm
kb46
kb46
25 April 2011

Open ensuite where to stop tiles??

Open ensuite where to stop tiles??

I would put the carpet to tile (first pic) because then if you want to add doors later it will look neatest from the bedroom side.

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kb46
Apr 25, 2011 10:01 pm
deb17
deb17
26 April 2011

Post contract variations

Post contract variations
VIC

That sounds unreasonable, ours is only about $250.00 for any changes. I agree with abraham, speak to your SS about it. Our SS is great, skip the admin and go directly to him.

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deb17
Apr 26, 2011 10:22 am
wertmezer
wertmezer
26 April 2011

Fence cost $/m

Fence cost $/m
NSW

Our is about $70/m but that is for the exposed posts too... Not sure how to better explain it, but my parents have it without the exposed posts and it was nearly $20/m…

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wertmezer
Apr 26, 2011 11:09 am
high hopes
high hopes
26 April 2011

telephone cable connection problems

telephone cable connection problems
QLD

if there is conduit its no problem - telecom guy sticks rodder up conduit and joins cable pulls back to old pit easy --hope its there save some dough john

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high hopes
Apr 26, 2011 12:58 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
26 April 2011

Austral Whitsunday Bricks

Austral Whitsunday Bricks
NSW

we are going to be using the whitsunday orpheus brick for our build..

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NEWLYWEDS
Apr 26, 2011 8:16 pm
renomart
renomart
26 April 2011

Is this plumbing correct in the laundry?

Is this plumbing correct in the laundry?
SA

It looks like there is provision for the laundry water supply affixed to the lower noggin. The plumber will tee off the hot and cold water supply to the washing machine as…

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renomart
Apr 26, 2011 9:01 pm
renomart
apple88
apple88
26 April 2011

section 32

section 32

thanks just that the section 32 is huge and so full of information that i don't know what to absorb

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apple88
Apr 26, 2011 9:18 pm
snoofie
snoofie
26 April 2011

Do you see what we see?

Do you see what we see?
VIC

Yeah, I know what you mean... it is certainly not as bad as some of…

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snoofie
Apr 26, 2011 9:32 pm
snoofie
Kelah
Kelah
26 April 2011

Choosing a Plan and Builder in WA - Advice Needed

Choosing a Plan and Builder in WA - Advice Needed
WA

Celebrations build was quicker but they did have a lot of stuff ups (wrong roof tiles were installed and had to be…

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Kelah
Apr 26, 2011 9:37 pm
khpatoary
khpatoary
26 April 2011

Concrete path

Concrete path

Its not unusual for concrete to take on a greenish grey colour during the curing process. The process of 'Setting' is a chemical reaction…

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khpatoary
Apr 26, 2011 9:53 pm
simonk83
simonk83
27 April 2011

Anyone used Bagnato Marian Guarino Architects (BMG)?

Anyone used Bagnato Marian Guarino Architects (BMG)?
VIC

Hi all :) So, we purchased an old property on a fairly large block in Essendon last year with intent to knock it down and rebuild. Now we're thinking we'll probably knock…

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simonk83
Apr 27, 2011 10:16 am
Mrs P
Mrs P
27 April 2011

Is this right?

Is this right?

Thanks, I will speak to SS this week, he has been great with getting things fixed so far

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Mrs P
Apr 27, 2011 3:09 pm
Veefy
Veefy
27 April 2011

Finance pre-approval

Finance pre-approval
WA

I have had my finance pre-approved, but have just found out the land titles have been delayed. The titles will not be released until after…

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Veefy
Apr 27, 2011 3:59 pm
jimnsal
jimnsal
27 April 2011

Finish on Drop Edge beam

Finish on Drop Edge beam
NSW

My drop edge beams are all bare concrete as well I've since done landscape around it to cover them up

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jimnsal
Apr 27, 2011 4:00 pm
jimnsal
dsa39
dsa39
27 April 2011

buildingadreamhome - PICS!!!!

buildingadreamhome - PICS!!!!
NSW
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Hi! It looks like you built the tempo elite???? Did you did you did you??? Sorry bit excited as that is what it looks like and we are in the process of building If so…

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dsa39
Apr 27, 2011 9:50 pm
dsa39
PresentDanger
PresentDanger
28 April 2011

The Esprit 175 or Fairhaven 23

The Esprit 175 or Fairhaven 23

Hi All, I think I've finally narrowed down my home search to one of the below two homes. I am hoping a few people may have built or be building the houses and have some…

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PresentDanger
Apr 28, 2011 9:22 am
Lex
Lex
28 April 2011

Height or thickness of tiles for future curtains

Height or thickness of tiles for future curtains
NSW

^ that is so true. For example, if you are using a header/gathering tape and hooks, you can always adjust the height of where you place the hooks and so on. Plus, if you…

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Lex
Apr 28, 2011 10:33 am
Lex
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
28 April 2011

Malvern Springs by Aga and Bob - Scott Parks issues

Malvern Springs by Aga and Bob - Scott Parks issues
WA
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Lights go in after painting the ceiling anyway. But we didnt get our downlights done through them, just asked for junction boxes in the areas we wanted down lights and did…

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dragonflychic
Apr 28, 2011 11:00 am
squeakaz
squeakaz
28 April 2011

Communication with SS

Communication with SS
NSW

Had a good chat with our SS today. He say he was a little snowed under but all is going well and full steam ahead. The rain is causing him problems though. I shall rest a…

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squeakaz
Apr 28, 2011 4:39 pm


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