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ECOECO
ECOECO
17 May 2011

Automatic sliding gate will look stupid

Automatic sliding gate will look stupid
VIC

Hi there, I am being bullied by the fencing guy to install a sliding driveway gate. This means it will slide over my front entrance gate. He…

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ECOECO
May 17, 2011 11:56 pm
ECOECO
CA3105
CA3105
18 May 2011

Feedback on our loft plan

Feedback on our loft plan
WA

I'd ask them to reduce the width of the opening to the home cinema so that there's more wall that you can put in sliding doors across it at a…

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CA3105
May 18, 2011 1:35 am
tigerandox
tigerandox
18 May 2011

Thoughts please... paint selection dilema!

Thoughts please... paint selection dilema!
VIC

Thought I might let you know, have decided to change to Lexicon Qtr instead of the Vivid White... too much trouble to fight with them about this one... hopefully painting…

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tigerandox
May 18, 2011 12:17 pm
mercurysa
mercurysa
18 May 2011

Issues with Builders (Widsom, Eden Brae or Masterton)

Issues with Builders (Widsom, Eden Brae or Masterton)
NSW

Just want to share our experience with Masterton tender/draft plan process. We went to Masteron beginning of Jan 11, it didn't take them long to present the 1st tender…

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mercurysa
May 18, 2011 1:22 pm
~Nic~
~Nic~
18 May 2011

How long until handover once garage door/paint is complete?

How long until handover once garage door/paint is complete?

Well, for our build last year, our garage doors was installed on 8 September, painting started on 18 September and finished on 21 September, we had handover on 18 October,…

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~Nic~
May 18, 2011 10:30 pm
~Nic~
calamity_clair
calamity_clair
18 May 2011

Premier vs Storybook vs Twomey - Help!!

Premier vs Storybook vs Twomey - Help!!
VIC

Would be interested to see how you went - we are considering these companies too. Thanks.

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calamity_clair
May 18, 2011 11:25 pm
Romani
Romani
19 May 2011

need your advice.... Theatre wiring mid construction

need your advice.... Theatre wiring mid construction
VIC

Hi Romani, maybe get in touch with one of the users here on home1 - usually in the home automation etc threads. he's on here as mattwalker and…

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Romani
May 19, 2011 10:15 am
buildingwest
buildingwest
19 May 2011

Handover and Builders Clean- Advise needed!

Handover and Builders Clean- Advise needed!
WA

Hi, I didn't realise that the Building Standards and Tolerances didn't apply to WA. However, looking at the building website in WA it said that it can be consulted as a…

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buildingwest
May 19, 2011 10:20 am
awright87
awright87
19 May 2011

Statesman Homes

Statesman Homes
SA

Hi all just wondering if anyone has built the sheidow from statesman homes..... im thinking of getting that one built by statesman homes. Its the only design i really like…

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awright87
May 19, 2011 11:07 am
Eskay40
Eskay40
19 May 2011

Confused about dimensions

Confused about dimensions
NSW

mamta, find out first what the allowed building envelope is and the percentage coverage. Find out if there are any easements. This will give you a better idea of how…

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Eskay40
May 19, 2011 1:02 pm
Eskay40
Sharee
Sharee
19 May 2011

I'm backkkk...... REALLY THIS TIME!

I'm backkkk...... REALLY THIS TIME!
VIC
1, 2

ooooh I know Joles, can't wait, think I might just sit in the walk in pantry all day! I think so, well that was all we were offered.

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Sharee
May 19, 2011 1:41 pm
Sharee
donuts9999
donuts9999
19 May 2011

Owner builder V using a large builder pros and cons

Owner builder V using a large builder pros and cons
VIC

Thanks for the feedback from all of you. We are still a few months away but will need to make a decision soon, but it is looking liek a volume builder or a small private…

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donuts9999
May 19, 2011 2:29 pm
donuts9999
donuts9999
19 May 2011

Looking for a Liberty in victoria

Looking for a Liberty in victoria
VIC

Hi All, has anyone built a Liberty in Victoria by M....con that we can inspect? They do not have any on display anymore and i am trying to avoid a trip to NSW. All we want…

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donuts9999
May 19, 2011 2:33 pm
nymphser
nymphser
19 May 2011

Need recommend builder designer in Ringwood

Need recommend builder designer in Ringwood
VIC

I just consider to build a house in ringwood. Anyone know a good builder designer in ringwood? Please let me know. Thanks in…

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nymphser
May 19, 2011 4:49 pm
bgirl
bgirl
19 May 2011

Galley 28 with PLACES HOMES

Galley 28 with PLACES HOMES
VIC
1, 2

Actually just had a lookout the paperwork, it is 650 deep. So yeah to us!! On a down note, were still looking at another (at least) two weeks before Places get on site :(

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bgirl
May 19, 2011 8:21 pm
Moon River
Moon River
19 May 2011

Austral Bricks Urban Range Quality Question

Austral Bricks Urban Range Quality Question
1, 2

A neighbour has used the Hayman and it looks beautiful. No yucky orange colour at all. A beautiful antique white.

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Moon River
May 19, 2011 9:53 pm
Moon River
qonyx
qonyx
19 May 2011

Have you ever had handover date dramas?

Have you ever had handover date dramas?

chipndip.... well it looks like the excuse is that they had spec homes that have priority to complete before ours as they only get the cash when the owners settle on the…

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qonyx
May 19, 2011 10:06 pm
qonyx
Lex
Lex
20 May 2011

PD Termite systems with Termguard

PD Termite systems with Termguard
VIC
1, 2

The termite business is a bit of a scam, especially the sprays and reticulation systems. If you look at the fine print of their "warranty", it…

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Lex
May 20, 2011 9:03 am
Lex
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
20 May 2011

Re: NBG Buckingham - Frontyard (**Picture Fest**)

Re: NBG Buckingham - Frontyard (**Picture Fest**)
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Tool, I am so sorry to hear about your experience...where about are you building? Our builder took his time from Nov-June (slab & frame only) and then went on high gear…

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blessedpeople
May 20, 2011 11:11 am
blessedpeople
jayjaytee
jayjaytee
20 May 2011

Late Payments?

Late Payments?
NSW

I have told my builder that it can take up to 5 working days for the payment to be processed once ive faxed it to the bank for payment. As long as they know the payment…

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jayjaytee
May 20, 2011 2:40 pm
bashworth
bashworth
20 May 2011

Melbourne Inner West, 3D CAD - opinions?

Melbourne Inner West, 3D CAD - opinions?
VIC

Hi Sorry to be negative but your design looks very very expensive to construct and seems to overdevelop the site which may make it hard to sell in the future. I would be…

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bashworth
May 20, 2011 6:24 pm
bashworth
DrMatt
DrMatt
20 May 2011

Wet bricks around gutter and stink pipe

Wet bricks around gutter and stink pipe
VIC

So it seems when the stink pipe was put up through the roof the tiles weren't replaced & sealed around it for a few days and when the rain came through a lot of water ran…

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DrMatt
May 20, 2011 7:45 pm
DrMatt
wrexter
wrexter
20 May 2011

We need the rain but WHY this week

We need the rain but WHY this week
WA

We were in the same boat, we had our tiles go in on Tuesday, so got a bit of rain on the timber/electricals). what can you do.

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wrexter
May 20, 2011 7:55 pm
wrexter
Mrs P
Mrs P
20 May 2011

Emma's build! PCI and Handover 10th Feb! Yippeee!!!

Emma's build! PCI and Handover 10th Feb! Yippeee!!!
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

House looks great! Judging by your shed, I know where your house is haha

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Mrs P
May 20, 2011 8:59 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
21 May 2011

camyperths house: "WELL I MEAN TO SAY, WHAT NEXT"

camyperths house: "WELL I MEAN TO SAY, WHAT NEXT"
1 ... 107, 108, 109

Thanks Camy,slow & steady :D Slowly putting things together in my head,gee its hard coz i keep thinking "do it right" Once its done thats it,cant afford to say nah dont…

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kerry-ann
May 21, 2011 10:58 am
ashy85
ashy85
21 May 2011

Our Henley (Cooper) build - Geelong

Our Henley (Cooper) build - Geelong
VIC

Hello! We r looking at building with henley to, we r building in highton. our block has a 2 mtr fall accross the whole block more side to side. just wondering how much did…

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ashy85
May 22, 2011 12:02 am
brb_654
brb_654
22 May 2011

Sizz's Sahara - Devonia Park -TO THE FINISH (PCI 5/4) :)

Sizz's Sahara - Devonia Park -TO THE FINISH (PCI 5/4) :)
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Where you been hiding Sizz!!! What's happened, handover go ok? Where are the photo's? You can't just leave us in suspense :n:

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brb_654
May 22, 2011 10:16 am
brb_654
nicksmith
nicksmith
22 May 2011

austart in brisbane??

austart in brisbane??
QLD

hi guys, has anyone had any experiences with these guys??

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nicksmith
May 22, 2011 9:50 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
23 May 2011

Excess Fill from a neighbours block

Excess Fill from a neighbours block
NSW

I explained to my neighbour that the rear boundary was not suppose to change level and that it's not right that i pay for my builder landscaper to move it. Anyway he's put…

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kdgirl
May 23, 2011 1:31 pm
Malcolm Axford
Malcolm Axford
23 May 2011

Concrete Curing period ?????? How many days ? ???

Concrete Curing period ?????? How many days ? ???
VIC

The building code states, Loading of concrete slabs with stacked materials or building plant must not occur for a minimum of 7 days after pouring although construction of…

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Malcolm Axford
May 23, 2011 1:33 pm
Malcolm Axford
Malcolm Axford
23 May 2011

Clarendon Homes in Melbourne or GEELONG?

Clarendon Homes in Melbourne or GEELONG?
VIC

I know a few people who have built with them. Like all of the volume builders it can depend on the sub contractors you get on the day. In general their finish quality…

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Malcolm Axford
May 23, 2011 1:51 pm
nicksmith
nicksmith
23 May 2011

hi, newbie after some advice any help would be great!!

hi, newbie after some advice any help would be great!!
QLD

thanks guys, i was deciding whether to save money and do it afterwards as the builders charging $55 per battern light and 75 per downlight to install (52 in total to be…

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nicksmith
May 23, 2011 5:29 pm
deb17
deb17
23 May 2011

Independent inspectors with small/private builders?

Independent inspectors with small/private builders?
NSW

Our last build, we had a small family business. We never had a private inspector and we didn't need one, we were lucky not one thing was wrong. This time we are going…

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deb17
May 23, 2011 5:44 pm
rav5000
rav5000
23 May 2011

Foxtel / Internet in The Ponds

Foxtel / Internet in The Ponds
NSW

And if anyone living in the area would like some help getting Connected, let me know, I am happy to be on the phone with you to talk to them. our site:

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rav5000
May 23, 2011 7:24 pm
Ger1322
Ger1322
23 May 2011

Soil and survey - prior to choosing builder?

Soil and survey - prior to choosing builder?
NSW

Owner Builders would need to employ a Foundation engineer anyway, would they accept another Geo test ? that would be up to them i would Imagine, and you would pay for this…

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Ger1322
May 23, 2011 8:06 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
23 May 2011

Waterproofing Wet Areas - SHOW ME YOURS !

Waterproofing Wet Areas - SHOW ME YOURS !
NSW
1, 2

MANY! some good, some :th: less appropriate for a given task :wink: .

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onc_artisan
May 23, 2011 10:05 pm
onc_artisan
humble
humble
23 May 2011

Is the price negotiable with volume builders?

Is the price negotiable with volume builders?
QLD

Its a interesting process, I think if you can get more on the freebies list your doing pretty well, I wouldnt expect them to budge with price overall, but a extension to…

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humble
May 23, 2011 10:11 pm
bashworth
bashworth
23 May 2011

Stages to building a new house

Stages to building a new house
VIC

This link is a Construction Supervisors check list, it should give you a good idea. http://www.masterbuilders.asn.au/zone_f ... _10_08.pdf

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bashworth
May 23, 2011 10:55 pm
bashworth
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Rizzo
May 23, 2011 11:07 pm
gogo65
gogo65
23 May 2011

New build for 200K?

New build for 200K?
NSW

griffiths, are you talking about the hills district Sydney?? If so I doubt you will find any builder that could build a 2 storey home for 200k, You may get a smaller…

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gogo65
May 23, 2011 11:40 pm
gogo65
Pebbles
Pebbles
23 May 2011

Our journey to acreage living.

Our journey to acreage living.
1, 2

NICE progress acrebuild ... great pics :z:

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Pebbles
May 23, 2011 11:52 pm
Pebbles
wisdompemulwuy
wisdompemulwuy
24 May 2011

Wisdom Manhattan 43 Ensuite

Wisdom Manhattan 43 Ensuite
NSW

Hi, We are currently in the same boat as we are also struggling to decide which facade to choose with Manhattan. What did you end up choosing and any…

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wisdompemulwuy
May 24, 2011 1:13 am
sunnybrae
sunnybrae
24 May 2011

Kellyville Ridge - Clearing your block before site start??

Kellyville Ridge - Clearing your block before site start??
NSW

Hi Gemma That's ok! As long as its cleared now :) We are building on Sunnybrae St. in kellyville ridge, a street away from the Ponds/m3tric0n displays Our blog:

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sunnybrae
May 24, 2011 9:30 am
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alex2012
May 24, 2011 10:29 am
Phillshz
Phillshz
24 May 2011

How wide is your fridge cavity?

How wide is your fridge cavity?
1, 2

Okay people, our kitchen is now in and the actual space is 998 mm (same as provided to us in the kitchen plans). So would you fit a fridge that is…

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Phillshz
May 24, 2011 11:31 am
mavisandjack
mavisandjack
24 May 2011

Two different prices from same builders?

Two different prices from same builders?
NSW

Thanks for the tip! I think we may be looking at the same builder you've mentioned there ... :) I'll be speaking to the Canberra branch soon (waiting for the block to…

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mavisandjack
May 24, 2011 9:36 pm
d@n
d@n
24 May 2011

what colour colorbond roof is this please?

what colour colorbond roof is this please?
NSW

Roof does not look dark enough to be ironstone. Going by the blue'ish tinge (even after correcting for colour cast) and a possible match to the feature render, that rules…

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d@n
May 24, 2011 10:58 pm
Keen_to_build
Keen_to_build
24 May 2011

Pushing for freebies :)

Pushing for freebies :)
SA

I also agree with a few of the above posts. If builders are so quick to throw in 'free' items then imagine the margin there would be in the job to start with. No such…

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Keen_to_build
May 24, 2011 11:33 pm
BJC
BJC
25 May 2011

2400 Ceilings

2400 Ceilings
VIC

Thanks Moon river. I highly doubt we will be ducking under any fans nor feel like we are living in a submarine. Your feedback is appreciated.

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BJC
May 25, 2011 9:54 am
BJC


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