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edscl
edscl
21 March 2011

Building Amberlea with S1monds - Facade advice appreciated

Building Amberlea with S1monds - Facade advice appreciated

do you have an independent site inspector or are you using the simonds one? I would be getting them to fix it

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edscl
Mar 21, 2011 9:40 pm
edscl
tuberose
tuberose
21 March 2011

Lustrious Elm - Help?

Lustrious Elm - Help?
SA

Thanks Erin. Yes, one would think it would not be that hard, or too much to ask seeing how much all the other bits and pieces have cost us in this kitchen. I think we will…

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tuberose
Mar 21, 2011 10:00 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
22 March 2011

Redishades - where ?

Redishades - where ?
VIC

Eltham Bunnings had them a few months ago and so did Geelong Bunnings!

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CiNnY
Mar 22, 2011 8:25 am
Team PD
Team PD
22 March 2011

How prompt your PD CSC response to your calls/emails?

How prompt your PD CSC response to your calls/emails?
VIC

Hi chatdm, It's good to see you on the forum! I'm sorry to hear that you've been experiencing difficulties contacting your CSA. I would like to help you out as best I…

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Team PD
Mar 22, 2011 9:26 am
Team PD
Jovi0990
Jovi0990
22 March 2011

M & D's Stamford - random bits and pieces.

M & D's Stamford - random bits and pieces.
VIC

Just random bits and pieces from our last visit to the site.…

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Jovi0990
Mar 22, 2011 11:27 am
Jovi0990
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Rudolf1980
Mar 22, 2011 11:57 am
Rudolf1980
daopok
daopok
22 March 2011

When your neighbour wont agree on the boundary fence.

When your neighbour wont agree on the boundary fence.

I think if you provide them with 3 quotes then they have to agree to one esp if the fence is within the councils rules. Re: retaining wall - the…

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daopok
Mar 22, 2011 2:03 pm
chad22
chad22
22 March 2011

"Its just the vibe of the thing!" House With A Difference :)

"Its just the vibe of the thing!" House With A Difference :)
SA

hey guys my partner and i are building our first home! we are 23 and still living with the folks so cant wait to get out into our own space! We have come up with our own…

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chad22
Mar 22, 2011 3:08 pm
xBeanie
xBeanie
22 March 2011

Metro Homes Qld

Metro Homes Qld
QLD

oops, a bit late on reply, but we are in Brisbane.

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xBeanie
Mar 22, 2011 3:33 pm
chad22
chad22
22 March 2011

Creating house plans online

Creating house plans online
SA

yeh, look its a pretty good program to play with the layout and get your head around the plan. but i think a freehand drawing will get a much better response on here!…

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chad22
Mar 22, 2011 4:14 pm
fekish
fekish
22 March 2011

Different floors of new home

Different floors of new home

I think split level homes are really quite a good layout, whereas in normal two story homes you have the segregation of upper and lower levels,…

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fekish
Mar 22, 2011 6:37 pm
fekish
Bonze
Bonze
22 March 2011

Clarendon Homes - Melbourne - Any feedback?

Clarendon Homes - Melbourne - Any feedback?
VIC

Thanks "nothappy!". After several long years we are still trying to get Clarendon Homes to fix things, and now they've lost our file and all documents. The attached case…

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Bonze
Mar 22, 2011 7:06 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
22 March 2011

What to watch out for during frame stage?

What to watch out for during frame stage?

Not frame exactly, but you might want to go thro this thread for future inspections viewtopic.php?f=31&t=33984 Good luck withh the build.

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rajan_g4
Mar 22, 2011 9:34 pm
rajan_g4
stratastruggler
stratastruggler
23 March 2011

Neighbour Input

Neighbour Input
NSW

Have passed on all the comments, info and advice to my friend who is so thankfull for the support and input from everyone. While I have been posting my friend has been…

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stratastruggler
Mar 23, 2011 8:52 am
B STAR
B STAR
23 March 2011

Rear garage question? your thoughts

Rear garage question? your thoughts
VIC

get rid of the standard door and put a 3 meter roller door in. If you go bigger you need to go for heavy duty door and also need thicker t-bar which is great but cost…

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B STAR
Mar 23, 2011 11:01 am
bella buterfly
bella buterfly
23 March 2011

Storm Water Drainage - connection

Storm Water Drainage - connection

Hi Yellow,Had to go thru neighbours as well,now have to put in our own stormwater tanks,we are planning to do this ourselves after handover,were a long time away from that…

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bella buterfly
Mar 23, 2011 1:51 pm
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

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


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