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laura2009
laura2009
14 April 2011

10 weeks until anticipated PCI - not locked up?

10 weeks until anticipated PCI - not locked up?

Thanks for the replies. It would stuff up so many plans if it went much over that date. We are doing the large area floor coverings and appliances ourselves. It's just so…

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laura2009
Apr 14, 2011 2:11 pm
cinder
cinder
14 April 2011

Knockdown/Rebuild - how far forward can you come?

Knockdown/Rebuild - how far forward can you come?
VIC

Thanks to all of you. I tried ringing the council earlier and was on hold for awhile then when I asked my question, got transferred and it went to voice mail (and so it…

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cinder
Apr 14, 2011 2:20 pm
cinder
selina2106
selina2106
14 April 2011

Post contract variations requested by builder ?

Post contract variations requested by builder ?
NSW

Waiting to hear back from her now, thanks for your help :)

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selina2106
Apr 14, 2011 4:11 pm
nettie.b
nettie.b
14 April 2011

Does anyone have EasyGas DownUnder from ELGAS?

Does anyone have EasyGas DownUnder from ELGAS?
NSW

Hmmm I'm just about to get a quote here in Lake Macquarie NSW from an Elgas qualified plumber. Will let you know how I go but from initial enquiries some time ago I'm…

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nettie.b
Apr 14, 2011 11:11 pm
nettie.b

Here is my little angel, Lilliana Grace!

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hoffdog
Apr 14, 2011 11:13 pm
Trish
Trish
14 April 2011

DUCTED VACUUMING AND VACPAN

DUCTED VACUUMING AND VACPAN
NSW
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Interesting. The home i moved into recently has a hills 1600 central vacuum system installed in it. I've had no problems with it what so ever…

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Trish
Apr 15, 2011 12:55 am
Trish
duke
duke
15 April 2011

Building the Vasse @ Harrisdale WA - all moved in!!!

Building the Vasse @ Harrisdale WA - all moved in!!!
WA
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Allanna1, can / do you recommend a / your painter that does thorough prep work before painting and can paint straight lines and if you don't mind what he charges for the…

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duke
Apr 15, 2011 9:57 am
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*frosty*
Apr 15, 2011 10:21 am
*frosty*
jln
jln
15 April 2011

roof carpentry problems

roof carpentry problems
NSW

Hello While I agree that if the brickwork is not perfect the eaves will not be perfect, the variations on the eaves could no be more than 20 mm at a maximum, certainly not…

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jln
Apr 15, 2011 10:42 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 March 2013

Polished concrete

Polished concrete

$70 sq mtr just for the mix..yeah I'd say that was quite pricey.

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onc_artisan
Mar 29, 2013 7:44 am
onc_artisan
sunnybrae
sunnybrae
15 April 2011

Metric0n Santorini 26; First Home Owners; Victoria

Metric0n Santorini 26; First Home Owners; Victoria
VIC

Hi all, We are also building with Metric0n and we are building the Fairhaven 33 :) Good luck with your builds! Current stage: Lock up Our Blog: chrisandtonia.blogspot.com

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sunnybrae
Apr 15, 2011 2:52 pm
Trish
Trish
16 April 2011

Ducted Vacuum- Monarch 490 or Electron 2707

Ducted Vacuum- Monarch 490 or Electron 2707

Thanks. My house is about 36 sq double storey. Are they same in terms of suction power and noise? Yes on the power but don't know as far as the noise I think…

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Trish
Apr 16, 2011 1:31 pm
Trish
Reinsey
Reinsey
16 April 2011

Cost of rendering whole house and of having eaves

Cost of rendering whole house and of having eaves
VIC

WOW you guys!! Can't believe the avenue is going to lose you so soon! No idea about your eaves, but we had both houses quoted for render to facade. The PD double story…

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Reinsey
Apr 16, 2011 2:26 pm
Reinsey
bashworth
bashworth
16 April 2011

Spoon Drain vs Channel Drain

Spoon Drain vs Channel Drain
SA

The c channel still gets dirt in it only its not so obvious so you have to remember to clean it. Also if the lady of the house wears stilettos there is more grate to…

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bashworth
Apr 16, 2011 2:52 pm
bashworth
jess p
jess p
16 April 2011

New home!

New home!

It probably comes down to the amount of time you have to do it, might be quicker and economical to put up ready made ones

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jess p
Apr 16, 2011 3:06 pm
fernjam
fernjam
16 April 2011

Fencing Contractors Williams Landing

Fencing Contractors Williams Landing
VIC

Hi All, Anyone suggest some good fencing contractors in Williams Landing? Cheers

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fernjam
Apr 16, 2011 7:34 pm
d@n
d@n
16 April 2011

Exterior double story house colours

Exterior double story house colours
VIC

Try posting a picture of your facade. That will help people decide or make alternative suggestions.

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d@n
Apr 16, 2011 9:45 pm
rramesh
rramesh
17 April 2011

Building delays and claims

Building delays and claims

It did pour like crazy at our site too. But that was the day they put the roof trusses over the garage, completed framing and invoiced me the very next day for framing…

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rramesh
Apr 17, 2011 1:00 am
indkiwi
indkiwi
17 April 2011

Please advise how to proceed with unknown fill depth

Please advise how to proceed with unknown fill depth
VIC

Hi Bashworth, Thanks for the tip. I will follow up to get someone to drill and find the natural ground. Cheers

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indkiwi
Apr 17, 2011 1:58 pm

Ours were installed with sleepers underneath. Found this image from…

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fairy blue
Apr 17, 2011 1:58 pm
fairy blue
jimnsal
jimnsal
17 April 2011

Pre-lim Contract

Pre-lim Contract
WA

Hi Srichz, I guess the answer to your question varies from builder to builder :th: We made several variations after signing the contract, for example, upgrade our toilets,…

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jimnsal
Apr 17, 2011 2:17 pm
jimnsal
Mrs P
Mrs P
17 April 2011

help!! I need feedback on my house plan

help!! I need feedback on my house plan
VIC

Could you swap the laundry and bedroom around so both have doors into the hallway? If you switch it like the poster above me then you are bringing the family room closer…

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Mrs P
Apr 17, 2011 7:22 pm
wazafi
wazafi
17 April 2011

Anyone building in Cedar Wood's Emerald Park (Wellard West)?

Anyone building in Cedar Wood's Emerald Park (Wellard West)?

Yes, They provide the fencing, and allowance for the front landscape (and side for those on the corner). goto their website at www.emeraldpark.com.au

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wazafi
Apr 17, 2011 8:52 pm
DrMatt
DrMatt
18 April 2011

Land Release to Build Timeframe

Land Release to Build Timeframe
QLD

Our builder had all the paperwork lined up and moved very quickly once the land titled (which had been delayed by the developers about 6 months). They began the lead in…

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DrMatt
Apr 18, 2011 8:39 am
DrMatt
sleven
sleven
18 April 2011

What would you decide when building your home

What would you decide when building your home

Agree with the above too! This is our second house and hopefully our last! If you look at buying a house in an area that you like why would you want to move? (Although I…

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sleven
Apr 18, 2011 3:44 pm
sleven
hparis
hparis
18 April 2011

How thick to pour air con unit slab?

How thick to pour air con unit slab?

Ours is on 2 x concrete pavers and not connected to the house at all to prevent the vibration noise going through in to that room. DH wasn't real…

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hparis
Apr 18, 2011 6:58 pm
joles
joles
18 April 2011

Walk in robes

Walk in robes
NSW

Hi, you could check out the Met'con site. They have heaps of homes with that layout and they have lots of pics on their site. :D (Fill in the blanks on Met'con.... the…

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joles
Apr 18, 2011 10:58 pm
joles
~Nic~
~Nic~
18 April 2011

What project builder would you recommend?

What project builder would you recommend?
NSW

Not sure where you are building, but have you tried Coral Homes (they build on the East Coast, from around Sydney up to around Toowoomba)? We built with them last year -…

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~Nic~
Apr 19, 2011 12:20 am
~Nic~
PeasInAPod
PeasInAPod
19 April 2011

Knowledge or advise....please?

Knowledge or advise....please?
WA

He met with the Earthworker today at our block. I don't know the details of the discussion, all I know is that there was some negotiating and the earthworks company and…

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PeasInAPod
Apr 19, 2011 2:30 am
PeasInAPod
lacasadelsims
lacasadelsims
19 April 2011

Lacasadelsims - Building a Henley Lexington Q3

Lacasadelsims - Building a Henley Lexington Q3
VIC

Just wanted to kick this off and invite you to watchour blog. We are building a Henley Home Lexington Q3 in The Heartlands…

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lacasadelsims
Apr 19, 2011 9:53 am
pish
pish
19 April 2011

Dennis Family Home Torquay

Dennis Family Home Torquay
VIC

Hi all. I was wondering if anyone has built with DFH recently in the Torquay/Geelong area. We are having discussions with them at the moment but was just wanting a bit of…

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pish
Apr 19, 2011 11:46 am
the_milesy
the_milesy
19 April 2011

Getting access to do your own wiring when building???

Getting access to do your own wiring when building???
NSW

As stated above, your builder is well within their rights to decline your request. It sucks, but that is the world we live in. I'd ask your builder for a quote on doing…

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the_milesy
Apr 19, 2011 12:06 pm
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btherl
Apr 19, 2011 2:27 pm
btherl
bashworth
bashworth
19 April 2011

Servicing of front taps / connections

Servicing of front taps / connections
VIC

Plumber is responsible for all taps. The Council/water Authority are only responsible for the meter.

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bashworth
Apr 19, 2011 6:07 pm
bashworth
gogo65
gogo65
19 April 2011

Floorplan Help

Floorplan Help
QLD

Exactly what I was thinking Bel, :: I am not as clever as you though ::hyst:: Where the old ensuite is could be a WIR.

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gogo65
Apr 19, 2011 11:16 pm
gogo65
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Ari
Apr 20, 2011 9:59 am
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 10:25 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 2:05 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 7:31 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 8:16 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 3:34 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 4:37 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 6:17 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 10:12 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 22, 2011 12:06 am


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