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abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
24 December 2010

PGH Bricks

PGH Bricks
1, 2, 3

Heres a photo of our bricks on a pallet, some have been cut for the windows. You can see they are brown in the middle and have one brown…

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abrickspecialist
Dec 24, 2010 9:23 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
25 December 2010

Austral Metalix Bronze Bricks - are you building with these?

Austral Metalix Bronze Bricks - are you building with these?
NSW

Re colour wise it's each to their own but they are very nice bricks that are a fairly expensive upgrade. I would recommend that you talk to your builder about making…

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abrickspecialist
Dec 25, 2010 7:40 am
Band of Gypsies
Band of Gypsies
26 December 2010

We are building in Harrisons Rise Laurimar

We are building in Harrisons Rise Laurimar
VIC

Had a great Christmas, next year it will be in our new house! Need to start seriously looking at outdoor living areas. ::celeb::

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Band of Gypsies
Dec 26, 2010 5:45 pm
Band of Gypsies
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
27 December 2010

Steel frame versus timber frame

Steel frame versus timber frame
VIC

Not sure about other builders, but mine told me I cannot have steel frame with tiled roof, something about the roof trusses not being able to…

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Hills Guy
Dec 27, 2010 7:00 am
ace82
ace82
27 December 2010

Ace82's Build -The Esprit Ross North

Ace82's Build -The Esprit Ross North
WA
1, 2

Gosh, I've been bad and haven't updated for ages!! But the build is going great :) We are now in lockup and hopefully getting our cabinets in the new year. Have had no…

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ace82
Dec 27, 2010 12:37 pm
bashworth
bashworth
27 December 2010

Extending slab vs adding a deck

Extending slab vs adding a deck
NSW

If you are still a way from building it would be best to wait until the builder has developed the final drawings. They will probably be looking to do some site levelling…

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bashworth
Dec 27, 2010 1:15 pm
bashworth
Antho
Antho
27 December 2010

Twin Creeks Luddenham site costs

Twin Creeks Luddenham site costs
NSW

Is any one building at Twin Creeks Luddenham, Iam interesed how much were the site costs

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Antho
Dec 27, 2010 3:51 pm
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J & C
Dec 30, 2010 6:26 pm
flame_on
flame_on
19 January 2011

Bank wont approve loan for construction

Bank wont approve loan for construction

I'm joining this debate late, but I have been in the same situation (i.e. bank re-valued six months after unconditional approval only to devalue by approx $20,000 -…

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flame_on
Jan 19, 2011 3:28 pm
flame_on
Susie1985
Susie1985
27 December 2010

Anyone building/built with Plantation Homes QLD ?

Anyone building/built with Plantation Homes QLD ?
QLD

Havent built our home yet...Start building our 20m Q1 retreat in February on the Northside of Brisbane. Have to say we have built quite a few times with other builders and…

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Susie1985
Dec 27, 2010 10:51 pm
Kaytee
Kaytee
28 December 2010

leftover bricks

leftover bricks
NSW

I asked our SS if we could keep some leftover bricks. There was a pallet of them in a rear corner he said we could keep. Just put a sign on them and even laminate so it…

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Kaytee
Dec 28, 2010 10:55 am
Kaytee
sing builders
sing builders
28 December 2010

Anyone built a house out of stone?

Anyone built a house out of stone?
QLD

Thanks a lot. I'll check out those builders now.

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sing builders
Dec 28, 2010 10:59 am
pattycake4
pattycake4
28 December 2010

Interior wall

Interior wall
VIC

Could be slate

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pattycake4
Dec 28, 2010 6:29 pm
AntQ
AntQ
29 December 2010

SANDARRA GENERAL DISCUSSIONS

SANDARRA GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Hi, Can someone please advise the process of final inspection, which is undertaken by Clublinks? I have read it somewhere in my paperwork, that once construction has…

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AntQ
Dec 29, 2010 6:48 am
kyton
kyton
29 December 2010

What colour is your home theatre room?

What colour is your home theatre room?
VIC
1, 2

They are called a coffered ceiling. You would need to ask if your builder will do them and at what price.

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kyton
Dec 29, 2010 6:59 am
kyton
KAN
KAN
29 December 2010

Do you think bricks are becoming more fashionable?

Do you think bricks are becoming more fashionable?
NSW

Thanks for your replies everyone, it was really interesting to see the different opinions. The reason we are going with brick like many other people is because of…

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KAN
Dec 29, 2010 11:37 am
donuts
donuts
29 December 2010

Demolition – Sharing the costs with the neighbour?

Demolition – Sharing the costs with the neighbour?
VIC

I don't see why not, it sounds fair. Have you thought about sharing the cost of the whole demolition? if both houses are roughly the same size it might be worht your…

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donuts
Dec 29, 2010 3:51 pm
donuts
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
30 December 2010

first home buyers beware

first home buyers beware
VIC

...and lets leave it at that please ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 30, 2010 12:06 am
The Garden Whisperer
emlet01
emlet01
30 December 2010

Is it worth getting an independent inspection at handover?

Is it worth getting an independent inspection at handover?
QLD

Thanks very much for the tip. I had no idea where to even find a qualified inspector. Thanks!

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emlet01
Dec 30, 2010 8:21 pm
carlswil
carlswil
31 December 2010

Progress payment clarification

Progress payment clarification
VIC

Our contract specifies that payment is due upon 'substantial completion' of the stages. Ours does specify wall and roof frames

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carlswil
Dec 31, 2010 11:18 am
oldgold
oldgold
31 December 2010

Single phase or 3 phase

Single phase or 3 phase

I was advised to go 3ph as I use power hungry woodwork machinery in the shed, some of which requires 15Amp supply. It was suggested that 3ph would ensure no Brown-Outs…

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oldgold
Dec 31, 2010 5:31 pm
Pinchy
Pinchy
1 January 2011

What alternatives to gyp rock walls are there ?

What alternatives to gyp rock walls are there ?
QLD

I'm no expert, but have you considered pine lining boards? Or plywood sheets?

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Pinchy
Jan 01, 2011 10:38 am
MattM-WA
MattM-WA
1 January 2011

Unusual Requests

Unusual Requests
WA

Today i had a couple come on site and offered me cash to install a 4 globe tastic in there toilet - It would be like a…

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MattM-WA
Jan 01, 2011 11:19 am
building1
building1
1 January 2011

Building in Pakenham Heritage Springs

Building in Pakenham Heritage Springs
VIC

Not us, no (a month delay is not really a delay is it), but thats because our land has settled. What stage are you in? I know they had some issues with finding some…

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building1
Jan 01, 2011 10:58 pm
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tsurf
Jan 02, 2011 9:29 am
carlswil
carlswil
2 January 2011

The (other) White House!!!

The (other) White House!!!
VIC

I love your facade and the splashback colour. That painter sounds very helpful

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carlswil
Jan 02, 2011 9:57 am
CC101
CC101
3 January 2011

show us your double entry doors

show us your double entry doors
WA

thanks kyton - that the other site is mainly for handles issues on entrance doors. any body wish to share the pictures of doble entrace doors here ???

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CC101
Jan 03, 2011 2:04 pm
allaboutsoakwells
allaboutsoakwells
3 January 2011

Storm water drains and soakwells

Storm water drains and soakwells
WA
1, 2

Hi there, just thought I would provide some info for those of you seeking information regarding how may soakwells you require, and if you even require them at all. This…

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allaboutsoakwells
Jan 03, 2011 3:39 pm
sheznay
sheznay
3 January 2011

Demolition Contractors?

Demolition Contractors?
WA

Just had a look through their terms of contract and it says 15. If property is not connected to sewer, the cost of pump out and disposal of septic tank waste is the…

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sheznay
Jan 03, 2011 3:43 pm
sheznay
naybo87
naybo87
3 January 2011

Building our 'Urbis' Ballarat

Building our 'Urbis' Ballarat
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Thanks for your help, I cant wait to see pics of the garden... :) I've been looking at day/night blinds aswell, not 100% sure if they work or not. They look awesome thou!

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naybo87
Jan 03, 2011 6:33 pm
Trish
Trish
3 January 2011

demolishing home?

demolishing home?
SA

Moving to the Adelaide area and have been looking for homes. Lots of homes for sale. In all of the homes I have ever owned, I like to leave…

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Trish
Jan 03, 2011 9:47 pm
Trish
Eager
Eager
4 January 2011

Brick selection

Brick selection
VIC

Do you mean Boral bricks? Bowral bricks are a range of bricks made by…

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Eager
Jan 04, 2011 7:43 am
Eager
Althom
Althom
4 January 2011

Late land Title

Late land Title
VIC

Might just be the developer keeping you on a hook in the hope that you'll pull out of the deal and he can get a higher price now. Happens all the time in WA

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Althom
Jan 04, 2011 12:33 pm
Althom
Taspost
Taspost
4 January 2011

Home loan providers..

Home loan providers..
VIC

Not all banks do construction loans, therefore you will have to shop around for this.

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Taspost
Jan 04, 2011 3:15 pm
Echo
Echo
4 January 2011

Window covering / dressing

Window covering / dressing
NSW
1, 2

Wife had to have the double rollers on windows plus 3 massive Panel blinds ( 1 has 8 panels in it ) over the alfresco sliding door exits. I had never heard of them but…

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Echo
Jan 04, 2011 3:17 pm
Echo
nymphser
nymphser
4 January 2011

Brentwood Building Group

Brentwood Building Group
VIC

no but, we too liked their construction

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nymphser
Jan 04, 2011 9:44 pm
bel
bel
5 January 2011

House Design For Wide Blocks

House Design For Wide Blocks
NSW

Hey sluggo Welcome to the forum. We really loved Cosmopolitan's Renmark which is 20m wide but not sure if it works with your other requirements. Have a look at…

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bel
Jan 05, 2011 6:33 am
bel
chmaiden
chmaiden
5 January 2011

Ashford Homes

Ashford Homes
VIC

i am happy to provide some feedback but not in a public forum at present as I am still dealing with them

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chmaiden
Jan 05, 2011 9:04 am
tintin
tintin
5 January 2011

changing brick selection after council

changing brick selection after council
NSW

I do mean a change to the color of the brick. Please comment people

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tintin
Jan 05, 2011 4:51 pm
carlswil
carlswil
6 January 2011

Austral Brick - Chocolate

Austral Brick - Chocolate

I think Charlene used these bricks. Her thread is: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=36660

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carlswil
Jan 06, 2011 1:11 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
7 January 2011

Need advice, on dumped sand.

Need advice, on dumped sand.
WA

Does the developer have any other land nearby? Dumping it there would be very satisfying. If I was your neighbour I would even help you do it :)

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Tamara1975
Jan 07, 2011 9:23 am
Rusthead
Rusthead
7 January 2011

Building House with Greybox Homes

Building House with Greybox Homes
VIC

GreyBox display homes are great, the company rapidly goes downhill from there. Poor quality tradesmen, poor planning, many covered up mistakes. I even saw a GreyBox…

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Rusthead
Jan 07, 2011 11:11 am
wizard
wizard
7 January 2011

PROJECT NEVAEH **Kitchen Cabinetry Installed** New pics pg 9

PROJECT NEVAEH **Kitchen Cabinetry Installed** New pics pg 9
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Congrats on moving in, glad to hear that despite the dramas you are loving the house

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wizard
Jan 07, 2011 11:50 am
wizard
Mrs P
Mrs P
7 January 2011

Trying to work out when work technically started

Trying to work out when work technically started

Thanks for that Belial. I've given up on using search tools. I fail miserably at them

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Mrs P
Jan 07, 2011 3:49 pm
oldgold
oldgold
7 January 2011

Building inspector recommendation pls (south of Perth)

Building inspector recommendation pls (south of Perth)
WA

Thank you Echo for the name and number, we'll give them a call on Monday. Hopefully, they will travel as far as Pinjarra. Cheers Building…

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oldgold
Jan 07, 2011 6:22 pm
Lex
Lex
8 February 2011

Possible building defects? Advice please.

Possible building defects? Advice please.

Busy with other jobs :shock: ... that's no excuse :evil: David, seems like you have a tough one on your hands - good luck with all of this! Please also don't get entangled into…

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Lex
Feb 08, 2011 7:02 am
Lex
downunder1811
downunder1811
9 January 2011

garage flooding when it rains

garage flooding when it rains

Its hard to get an idea of you problem without seeing photographs. It sounds to me as though your garage floor is close to or below the ground…

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downunder1811
Jan 09, 2011 10:07 am
Velouria
Velouria
9 January 2011

Slump in New Build Sales = Faster Build?

Slump in New Build Sales = Faster Build?
WA

Our builder hinted that with a softer market, there is less demand for tradies, so more available to choose from so therefore a quicker build. We will wait and see. Our…

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Velouria
Jan 09, 2011 2:17 pm
Velouria


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