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blueblueblue
blueblueblue
5 April 2011

McKinnon custom build

McKinnon custom build
VIC

I love your son's powder room! Any chance of seeing more pics? :)

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blueblueblue
Apr 05, 2011 3:09 pm
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Lucene
Apr 05, 2011 7:21 pm
Lucene
tintin
tintin
6 April 2011

Urgent help - Major changes by council -what are my options?

Urgent help - Major changes by council -what are my options?
NSW

Just wanted to report back on this and say that the problem was effectively solved by my builder. They were very proactive in going back to council and dealing with the…

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tintin
Apr 06, 2011 9:56 am
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
6 April 2011

regulations re: the step from outside to the house

regulations re: the step from outside to the house

We are 172mm from internal slab height to Alfresco slab height

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joannapaulp
Apr 06, 2011 10:23 am
denny_mr
denny_mr
6 April 2011

What happened on 14 months old house.

What happened on 14 months old house.
VIC
1, 2, 3

I've been waiting for 2 months not even a building engineering report from Allianz. I couldn't wait any longer due to cold weather. and pushed builder to fix it. I don't…

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denny_mr
Apr 06, 2011 10:26 am
redwings
redwings
6 April 2011

Laundry Wet certificate

Laundry Wet certificate

**bump* Has anyone else got a wet certificate for your laundry area? Am I missing an important document? Thanks in advance for the replies.

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redwings
Apr 06, 2011 10:40 am
jess p
jess p
6 April 2011

PLEASE HELP!!! Need help to choose external colours

PLEASE HELP!!! Need help to choose external colours
VIC

if its hamptons style you should go with antique white USA or slate colours checkout in their interior gallery for colour ideas....

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jess p
Apr 06, 2011 3:39 pm
acrebuild1
acrebuild1
6 April 2011

new home builder - Beechwood Homes

new home builder - Beechwood Homes
NSW
1, 2

im so so jealous Kathy, im so excited to finally get ours underway. Go to the beechwood thread and comment on my electrical questions. whhat have you decided on the…

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acrebuild1
Apr 06, 2011 6:07 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
6 April 2011

Polished Concrete

Polished Concrete
VIC

There are a LOT of polished concrete threads... It might be worth doing a search for them, quite a bit of info you might find of interest. However, a start would be…

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onc_artisan
Apr 06, 2011 11:04 pm
onc_artisan
Carolleigh
Carolleigh
6 April 2011

Have you used an Austral brick from this range?

Have you used an Austral brick from this range?
NSW

Has anyone used an Austral brick from the Old Colonial range... that is: red mahogany amber glow buff I would love to see any pics if you have please to work out if I…

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Carolleigh
Apr 06, 2011 11:16 pm
deb17
deb17
7 April 2011

Contract vs Actual Completion Dates

Contract vs Actual Completion Dates
VIC

Dr Matt, hopefully the rain holds off. You wouldn't believe that it is going to be so wet, after a day like today.

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deb17
Apr 07, 2011 7:18 pm
yellowdieselgolf
yellowdieselgolf
7 April 2011

Garage measures for 2 cars

Garage measures for 2 cars

Thanks, but I figure that anyone with…

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yellowdieselgolf
Apr 07, 2011 8:42 pm
yellowdieselgolf
schultzie
schultzie
7 April 2011

Custom Build - Eltham

Custom Build - Eltham
VIC
1, 2, 3

wow that is different, i wouldnt have one personally, but it is a good idea. councils do what councils do! keep us posted on how u go.

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schultzie
Apr 07, 2011 8:42 pm
Kayles
Kayles
7 April 2011

Hotondo - Ocean Grove

Hotondo - Ocean Grove
VIC

We are building in the High View Estate with Nick. We are at bricking stage not far off lock up.

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Kayles
Apr 07, 2011 9:36 pm
bashworth
bashworth
7 April 2011

Is it me, or my builder?

Is it me, or my builder?

Some things are the builder. I have certainly not had any problems with getting sizes wrong. One thing that is fairly common to a lot of builders is ordinary bricklaying…

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bashworth
Apr 07, 2011 9:47 pm
bashworth
vocalistv
vocalistv
7 April 2011

Possible?

Possible?

HI There we are also building with Hallbury and a vaucluse.. where are you building? I have been a little disapointed that the last month has had little to no work on my…

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vocalistv
Apr 07, 2011 10:43 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
8 April 2011

How long for each stage (fixing/lock up)?

How long for each stage (fixing/lock up)?
VIC

Ok ours went like this: May 11th - Site start May 22nd - Base Stage June 2nd - Framing June 26th - Lock up July 16th - Fixing Sept 15th - PCI Sept 23rd - Handover Hope it helps.

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CiNnY
Apr 08, 2011 12:45 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
8 April 2011

Urgent Advise Needed: Stacker Door (Signing today!)

Urgent Advise Needed: Stacker Door (Signing today!)
WA

Looks the same as ours! It is a 3 panel door so 2 panels slide back making it 2/3 open.

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CiNnY
Apr 08, 2011 2:05 pm
jaykkay
jaykkay
8 April 2011

Site Start Dates

Site Start Dates
VIC

We received a copy of our building permit which was dated 15th March, our builder now says that he will start between 19/4 - 3/5. According to our contract it states…

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jaykkay
Apr 08, 2011 3:28 pm
RitK11
RitK11
8 April 2011

Anyone building a double storey house???

Anyone building a double storey house???
WA

I am now posting all my updates and pictures on (Anyone building with Lifestyle Homes???) Ritk11

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RitK11
Apr 08, 2011 5:01 pm
xBeanie
xBeanie
8 April 2011

Solar design

Solar design
QLD

Yep steel roof.

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xBeanie
Apr 08, 2011 7:30 pm
hails
hails
8 April 2011

phone lines in devonia park pakenham

phone lines in devonia park pakenham
VIC

Hi there everyone in Devonia park lakeside pakenham I have just moved in and am having trouble getting a landline phone connected. Everyone is telling me that they are not…

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hails
Apr 08, 2011 7:58 pm
chook07
chook07
8 April 2011

My soil test result came back

My soil test result came back
QLD

Banks have tightened up in a lot of areas now. I think in the past they have lended and people have said they will do their own this and that and a few years later they…

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chook07
Apr 08, 2011 10:47 pm
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d@n
Apr 09, 2011 10:50 am
fairy blue
fairy blue
9 April 2011

Watch your Build from the Air! (Now Geelong & Meningie)

Watch your Build from the Air! (Now Geelong & Meningie)
1, 2, 3

Ours was last updated in Jan 2010. All to be seen is a house in…

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fairy blue
Apr 09, 2011 12:26 pm
fairy blue
disturboed
disturboed
9 April 2011

Building Cardinal from Eagle Home - Goulburn NSW

Building Cardinal from Eagle Home - Goulburn NSW
NSW

Or are we? :D We got a block of land in the Stage 2 release of Belmore Estate. Anyhoo to cut a long story short, we picked the Cardinal design from Eagle homes as it's a…

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disturboed
Apr 09, 2011 10:43 pm
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mattwalker
Apr 20, 2011 11:54 am
mattwalker
darrell81
darrell81
10 April 2011

Will rain damage plasterboard & insulation

Will rain damage plasterboard & insulation

yes it will damage the boards,when insulation gets wet and dries out it stinks too so i,d get it all covered before the rains come

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darrell81
Apr 10, 2011 11:19 am
brom
brom
10 April 2011

Need recomendations - builder Melb (Outer) Eastern Suburbs

Need recomendations - builder Melb (Outer) Eastern Suburbs
VIC

Hi everyone, So we're discovering a few things about our block and the large volume builders that are completely blowing our budget. We're now looking at finding an…

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brom
Apr 10, 2011 3:45 pm
zigby
zigby
10 April 2011

View Point Estate - Bass Hill

View Point Estate - Bass Hill
NSW

Can anyone recommend a company who installs blinds and shutters? Also, has anyone installed PVC shutters, Can you tell me if they are worth the money? Thanks

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zigby
Apr 10, 2011 6:03 pm
CC101
CC101
11 April 2011

RedInk Custom5000 - with latest snaps..

RedInk Custom5000 - with latest snaps..
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

hi Aussie - have u got the keys or not yet? do u know if mitering to tiling is standard or do we have to pay extra for that. i noticed on forum that with most of the…

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CC101
Apr 11, 2011 1:48 am
rap53
rap53
11 April 2011

cost of home construction

cost of home construction
QLD

IF you are talking about a high quality, architect designed home, the starting cost would be around $2200/m2. Architect fees, for a full service will be about 5-10% of…

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rap53
Apr 11, 2011 8:34 am
RobT
RobT
11 April 2011

HIA Contract & allowances: how to handle?

HIA Contract & allowances: how to handle?
NSW

Our builder uses the std HIA contract. The are certain allowances associated with building an extra level under the house that are additioinal to the Base Price. I'm…

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RobT
Apr 11, 2011 10:24 am

As bel suggested, put the ensuite in the study area, and you have the rest of the space for the WIR, a sliding door to close off the WIR, no weird space behind the bedroom…

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valleygirl23
Apr 11, 2011 11:57 am

I think both look fine together. Mocha Nile…

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d@n
Apr 11, 2011 1:23 pm
Jesterarts
Jesterarts
11 April 2011

The Hunt Club - Titling

The Hunt Club - Titling
VIC

Hey, This thread is going to be a semi vent/semi "need some information" thread. We are building... err... TRYING to build at the Hunt Club in stage 79. When we…

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Jesterarts
Apr 11, 2011 1:39 pm
Team PD
Team PD
11 April 2011

Eaves: 450mm or 600mm ?

Eaves: 450mm or 600mm ?
VIC

Hi Andrewli, I understand you're concerned with some issues with your Eaves & Windows in your Camberwell 26. I'm sorry to hear that you're still awaiting a response from…

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Team PD
Apr 11, 2011 2:04 pm
Team PD
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buildmeadream
Apr 11, 2011 5:15 pm
Kiwi_Deb
Kiwi_Deb
11 April 2011

Newbies building Hawthorn 29

Newbies building Hawthorn 29
NSW

Thanks Patty Cake, I have been looking at this site for a while and everyone always seems so helpful! We went to look at bricks on the weekend and got totally confused!…

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Kiwi_Deb
Apr 11, 2011 5:50 pm
Benny J
Benny J
11 April 2011

Finally....our first family home - 3 WEEKS TO GO!!!

Finally....our first family home - 3 WEEKS TO GO!!!
QLD

Went over today and the back and front patio has been tiled :z: ...pics will be up soon. All the skirting has now been finished and the painter is going in tomorrow.…

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Benny J
Apr 11, 2011 6:59 pm
Benny J
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
11 April 2011

my first post - building H3nley Wiltshire Vogue Q1

my first post - building H3nley Wiltshire Vogue Q1
VIC

Hi Freidy.. I like your colour choices...they match ours a lot.. :D ::wink:: . Our kitchen colours are the same. We just took a darker benchtop. Would be great to see more update…

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Madison27AA
Apr 11, 2011 11:32 pm
go_west
go_west
12 April 2011

Adding extension to roof truss - as builder missed eaves

Adding extension to roof truss - as builder missed eaves
VIC

Thank you, I was not sure whether this was something that can be done; as everywhere I have seen the roof truss is a single strong timber. At least nice to know that this…

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go_west
Apr 12, 2011 10:12 am

...and if you look below the left side of your sliding door, there is one there too! They will fill it eventually with a putty/silicone type stuff that will blend in with…

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Stormy
Apr 12, 2011 12:22 pm
Stormy
deb17
deb17
12 April 2011

Facade Render - Colourbond Paperbark or Koscuisko Pebble

Facade Render - Colourbond Paperbark or Koscuisko Pebble
SA

i chose Hawthorn Austral Bricks... and my garage is the same, paperbark along with all windows. So, i have dark coloured bricks contrasting with…

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deb17
Apr 12, 2011 12:51 pm
Perthie
Perthie
12 April 2011

Building on narrow lot in Perth

Building on narrow lot in Perth
WA

Thanks for the tip Echo. I'll check out that design We are liking the Rubix from them but will have to get it trimmed. Block is 13m wide with a 2m setback on one side We…

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Perthie
Apr 12, 2011 2:20 pm
mel_mox
mel_mox
12 April 2011

Retaining wall!

Retaining wall!
VIC

Hi every one, Thanks so much for your thoughts & chris & Kate for your break up. Helps me to understand :-) Outcome is..... Builder called & said I'll still be paying 17k!…

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mel_mox
Apr 12, 2011 9:08 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
12 April 2011

Quotes for driveway, landscaping etc before house is built?

Quotes for driveway, landscaping etc before house is built?
VIC

Thanks for that, you both give me hope. Tamara, did you have to actually use the quotes you had for the various items? I know thats a dumb…

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Tamara1975
Apr 12, 2011 10:31 pm
tinkster
tinkster
12 April 2011

What do you expect??

What do you expect??
WA

Yep. Still no contact today. Will call my salesman tomorrow, he's always been much better at getting things answered

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tinkster
Apr 12, 2011 10:33 pm
tinkster


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