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tempura
tempura
12 July 2011

More solid slab when built in Winter - Post your thought !!!

More solid slab when built in Winter - Post your thought !!!

my 2 cents.... I agree with winter being the best time to pour a slab (1) Moisture in the air is higher , therefore less evaporation from the…

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tempura
Jul 12, 2011 6:16 pm
tempura
gabbybuild10
gabbybuild10
12 July 2011

Building in Aubin Grove, WA

Building in Aubin Grove, WA
WA

glad to hear that they have actually finished your build, but not that it took so long. now you can sit back and enjoy ur new home. ::lol::

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gabbybuild10
Jul 12, 2011 7:28 pm
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luvlee79
Jul 12, 2011 9:19 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
13 July 2011

Christmas Clause....need some help....feeling ripped off!

Christmas Clause....need some help....feeling ripped off!
VIC

Whoever you spoke to from the HIA is 100% wrong there - of course they have holiday close-down period which constitutes one of the "reasonable delays" they can factor…

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cmhamilton
Jul 13, 2011 8:39 am
alt0160
alt0160
13 July 2011

Help! Last minute colour selection crisis!!!

Help! Last minute colour selection crisis!!!
NSW

You could scan the black and white picture of the front elevation of your house and paint the colours you have chosen onto it, using paint/photoshop etc. I had to do that…

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alt0160
Jul 13, 2011 11:04 am
Eskay40
Eskay40
13 July 2011

wall oven stack - how high is microwave

wall oven stack - how high is microwave
WA

Hi CC, I suppose it depends on how tall you are?? I calculated mine out and our microwave will be at 1300mm as well. My wife is 5'3" and so any higher would have made…

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Eskay40
Jul 13, 2011 2:01 pm
Eskay40
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
13 July 2011

Paying a $$ Deposit at tender stage?

Paying a $$ Deposit at tender stage?
VIC

See http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=17201

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zeitgeber
Jul 13, 2011 5:00 pm
zeitgeber
CC101
CC101
13 July 2011

BUILDING WITH REDINK_WE HAVE A PRESTART DATE!!! YIPPY!

BUILDING WITH REDINK_WE HAVE A PRESTART DATE!!! YIPPY!
WA

i went through builder for my kitchen cabinets. did not bother to get quote from outside.

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CC101
Jul 13, 2011 5:49 pm
zord
zord
13 July 2011

HELP anyone give dep with NBG 4 double storey b/w Feb-Mar?

HELP anyone give dep with NBG 4 double storey b/w Feb-Mar?
VIC

Hi, I am looking for anyone that paid their $1,000 initial dep with National Builders Group to build a double storey home? We paid in Dec and then took the extra charge…

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zord
Jul 13, 2011 9:45 pm
essilou
essilou
13 July 2011

Removal of spoil

Removal of spoil
NSW

Thanks for the replies everyone. We chose to cut slab by .514m and introduce 2 steps from hall onto garage floor. We were advised approx 130 tonnes will need to be…

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essilou
Jul 13, 2011 11:38 pm
CA3105
CA3105
13 July 2011

Signing the Contract with Known future variations

Signing the Contract with Known future variations
VIC

Hi, this is a good thread. Almost the same case here. Our builder informed us that the building permit has been approved. We have signed…

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CA3105
Jul 13, 2011 11:59 pm
audicieux1
audicieux1
14 July 2011

Habitat Consultants?

Habitat Consultants?
VIC

Good to hear those. All more or less positive feedbacks it seems. A friend commented that their knowledge can be quite limited depending on the consultant assigned.…

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audicieux1
Jul 14, 2011 12:36 am
seanr53
seanr53
14 July 2011

Building at McCauley's, Thirroul, NSW - Site Costs Headache

Building at McCauley's, Thirroul, NSW - Site Costs Headache
NSW

Hello all, Over the past couple of months, we have been searching for a house design for our block of land. We found a design from a major builder, and was enticed to…

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seanr53
Jul 14, 2011 8:37 am
B STAR
B STAR
14 July 2011

Finished floor level -need to sign DA amendment application?

Finished floor level -need to sign DA amendment application?

increased heights in windows is to cut down cost. If you have eves this will prevent the need for treatment above the windows. So no need for infills in some cases.

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B STAR
Jul 14, 2011 9:30 am
fairy blue
fairy blue
14 July 2011

Extending a single storey to a double possible?

Extending a single storey to a double possible?
VIC

Before we build our current home we were considering doing this to our original home. We had the plans drawn up and all the engineering done, we were adding a master…

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fairy blue
Jul 14, 2011 2:07 pm
fairy blue
sbryzak
sbryzak
14 July 2011

Sound proofing across newly built gyprock walls

Sound proofing across newly built gyprock walls
NSW

I'm pretty sure that to have any effective result you're going to have to remove and re-plaster one side of that wall. I would install rockwool batts such as Bradford…

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sbryzak
Jul 14, 2011 3:13 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
14 July 2011

Andrea & Rathan's Atlantique adventure!

Andrea & Rathan's Atlantique adventure!
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Wow that was worth the wait - love the deck at the front, and the front of your house looks so neat and tidy - love it.

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Mclaren
Jul 14, 2011 3:42 pm
Mclaren
d@n
d@n
14 July 2011

External Color scheme for tropical living

External Color scheme for tropical living
QLD

Try posting a pic of your front elevation. Helps to piece where the colours go.

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d@n
Jul 14, 2011 4:41 pm
CC101
CC101
14 July 2011

solar electric panels after 1 July in WA

solar electric panels after 1 July in WA
WA

someone said that in Western Australia, with 1.5kw solar electric panels, can not save more than approx $1.50 a day that too on a sunny day.

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CC101
Jul 14, 2011 9:56 pm
kashi
kashi
14 July 2011

Dual Occupany Town House @Springvale Rd - FORMULA HOMES

Dual Occupany Town House @Springvale Rd - FORMULA HOMES
VIC
1, 2

Hi Venice, It is in Lock up stage - payment done for lock up. Heard Formula Homes will be taken over by big builder ??? - will come to know in the next week or so

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kashi
Jul 14, 2011 10:18 pm
Leona
Leona
15 July 2011

size of reversing bay for rear battle axe block

size of reversing bay for rear battle axe block
WA

We also are in Perth and building a battleaxe, our plans are in my thread in my signature!!

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Leona
Jul 15, 2011 12:41 am
Sware
Sware
15 July 2011

Anyone Building or built The Retreat Vogue with Plantation?

Anyone Building or built The Retreat Vogue with Plantation?
QLD

Hi All, My Husband and I have just sold and have taken the leap to build out first house :o We have choosen the Retreat Vougue from Plantation as we really like the…

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Sware
Jul 15, 2011 10:12 am
equineaffair
equineaffair
15 July 2011

What is a work permit?

What is a work permit?
NSW

there are lots of people on this forum that have done knock downs that should be able to help you

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equineaffair
Jul 15, 2011 5:57 pm
equineaffair
cinder
cinder
15 July 2011

Greater Melbourne Homes

Greater Melbourne Homes
VIC

Thanks CiNnY. Have crossed them off the list!

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cinder
Jul 15, 2011 6:17 pm
cinder
nrh157
nrh157
15 July 2011

The New Rouse Hill - Community Levies

The New Rouse Hill - Community Levies
NSW

Hi outwest, Not sure when the levies start, we haven't officially been notified of anything. Driveway was part of build package so that's in. Used Steve Hood for fencing,…

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nrh157
Jul 15, 2011 10:02 pm
nrh157
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 July 2011

Mandatory 5 star energy rating confusion

Mandatory 5 star energy rating confusion
QLD
1, 2

Actually double glazing with Low-E is very beneficial in Brisbane, as is tinting. Low-E will keep out 80% of the solar heat gain, and though many…

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ECOECO
Jul 16, 2011 9:14 am
ECOECO
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
16 July 2011

After Handover Photos (issue with termite&miscellaneous)

After Handover Photos (issue with termite&miscellaneous)
VIC

Hi JazzyJess, I've posted the tiles question in a separate post, for quicker response…

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JazzyJess
Jul 16, 2011 2:19 pm
Althom
Althom
16 July 2011

Slab and internal plumbing Question

Slab and internal plumbing Question
NSW

This is our builders fix - build a wall over it and pretend it's not there! http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc4 ... 160711.jpg

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Althom
Jul 16, 2011 2:31 pm
Althom
chippy
chippy
16 July 2011

Survey Strata questions - WA

Survey Strata questions - WA
WA

Hi Bren & Alex. Having recently sub-divided a block in the City of Stirling I can give you some info. As a condition of sub-division the WAPC make you provide sewerage and…

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chippy
Jul 16, 2011 2:36 pm
chippy
pattycake4
pattycake4
16 July 2011

Dennis Family Homes

Dennis Family Homes
VIC

Maybe you had same S S as my friends daughter,.

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pattycake4
Jul 16, 2011 10:48 pm
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
17 July 2011

The Osprey Build (DAH - WA) - KEYS ON MONDAY!!!

The Osprey Build (DAH - WA) - KEYS ON MONDAY!!!
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

jbarry, it has been a looonnnggg time since you posted. How is everything going over there??

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Oceanus2
Jul 17, 2011 12:13 am
kyton
kyton
17 July 2011

interactive exterior design sites

interactive exterior design sites
NSW

Two members on here may be able to assist - there is a "Show Us Your Facade" thread by Nathan plus D@n is a whizz as well at visualizing colour choices.

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kyton
Jul 17, 2011 9:12 pm
kyton
~Nic~
~Nic~
17 July 2011

Timeframes

Timeframes
WA

Our walls were finished on the 27/8/10, the cornices and skirting boards were finished on 2/9/10 and the doors were hung / pantry shelves installed etc on 6/9/10 and we…

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~Nic~
Jul 17, 2011 11:57 pm
~Nic~
Leona
Leona
18 July 2011

Post up your Battleaxe house plans?

Post up your Battleaxe house plans?
WA

Hey Bren, we are building on a battleaxe in middle swan, plans are in my thread in my signature!! I highly recommend redink, they don't shy away from difficult builds and…

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Leona
Jul 18, 2011 1:48 am
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
21 August 2011

Cleaning Tips after Floor Board Installation

Cleaning Tips after Floor Board Installation

Anybody got any bright ideas as to best way to clean whole house after floorboards have been installed and sanded in a new build (which also had…

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Testedbytime
Aug 21, 2011 9:32 pm

Hi there everyone, sorry i haven't posted anything for quite a while. im still struggling to even get finances going. i should be at least signing a contract before my…

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mydreamhom3
Jul 18, 2011 8:18 pm
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Leona
Jul 19, 2011 12:20 am
mimi23
mimi23
19 July 2011

Brick Mortar

Brick Mortar
VIC

Did the builder get it…

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mimi23
Jul 19, 2011 1:19 am
mimi23
alanak80
alanak80
19 July 2011

Assignment due in 1,5 weeks

Assignment due in 1,5 weeks
VIC

hi everyone have an assignment due in 1,5 weeks and dont know any builders, architects to ask their opinion. Small project home with following inclusion: roof framing -…

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alanak80
Jul 19, 2011 9:26 am
cinder
cinder
19 July 2011

Advice re: 2 companies building the same designs

Advice re: 2 companies building the same designs
VIC

If a company can show you took one of their designs, they could sue for copyright and even losses that they should have gotten from the build. In saying that, there are a…

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cinder
Jul 19, 2011 4:48 pm
cinder
Lex
Lex
20 July 2011

Calling all concrete/foundation experts!

Calling all concrete/foundation experts!

Ok, fair enough ... although ... ::hyst:: ::hyst:: Oh hang on, aren't slabs (eg. waffles on some piers) supposed to be "suspended" and therefore don't rely on the ground to hold them?…

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Lex
Jul 20, 2011 9:35 pm
Lex
aus_nz
aus_nz
19 July 2011

Liquidated damages

Liquidated damages
NSW

Thanks. I'll have another look.

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aus_nz
Jul 19, 2011 10:00 pm
aus_nz
CA3105
CA3105
19 July 2011

Due Diligence on Builders

Due Diligence on Builders
NSW

Builders have to take out insurance for every house they build, so even if they go belly up someone else will still complete construction of your house (not that you'd…

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CA3105
Jul 19, 2011 10:07 pm
PLHOME
PLHOME
20 July 2011

Final payment - practical completion stage

Final payment - practical completion stage
QLD

I'm so sorry about your story. I think, in this case you may need to talk to lawer

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PLHOME
Jul 20, 2011 12:17 am
sdmould
sdmould
20 July 2011

Crossover and stromwater - building house in East cannington

Crossover and stromwater - building house in East cannington
WA

You can definitely do this a lot cheaper than what the builder is charging you! For example, we are planning on ripping up our paved driveway as soon as handover is done…

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sdmould
Jul 20, 2011 1:38 am
miss_petepie
miss_petepie
20 July 2011

Home Buyers Centre - Retreat 25

Home Buyers Centre - Retreat 25
WA

i built with them in 2009 and start to finish was great :) made everything straight forward and easy. the pad was down in july and we had our keys in the first week of…

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miss_petepie
Jul 20, 2011 11:33 am
miss_petepie
alibaba11
alibaba11
20 July 2011

New Home at Southern River - ideas for Landscaping?

New Home at Southern River - ideas for Landscaping?
WA

Hi, I am building a new cottage block at Southern River, WA. Has anyone completed any landscape designs for this type of block? I am about 5 weeks away from Handover.

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alibaba11
Jul 20, 2011 11:47 am
Hobartian
Hobartian
20 July 2011

tiny efficient house in hobart

tiny efficient house in hobart
TAS

Greetings home building and renovation community Our family are undertaking a small building challenge in our…

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Hobartian
Jul 20, 2011 7:24 pm
Hobartian
carlswil
carlswil
20 July 2011

J&M's Oakford Regent - exciting update 22/6/11

J&M's Oakford Regent - exciting update 22/6/11
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi. Congrats on handover. I hope you are enjoying your new house and getting plenty of rest. Take care x

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carlswil
Jul 20, 2011 7:28 pm

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