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abrickspecialist
Jan 26, 2011 3:50 pm
Southies
Southies
27 January 2011

Colours that go with Jasper colourbond roof

Colours that go with Jasper colourbond roof

I'm also interested in colours that go with Jasper. Our home will be a mixture of textures. I would love a 3rd colour to go with Jasper and…

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Southies
Jan 27, 2011 9:42 pm
Southies
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
26 January 2011

Help selecting colors, please

Help selecting colors, please
VIC

Sounds great. Your carpet's a really nice color. My land settles in March. Cant wait for the build to start. Well, best of luck with your build. Hope all goes well.

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rajan_g4
Jan 26, 2011 9:27 pm
rajan_g4
bhavinnet
bhavinnet
27 January 2011

Building at Waterside in Penrith

Building at Waterside in Penrith
NSW

hi I am also building a double story house with Kurmond homes at Waterfall(ponds). Last week i have signed a tender and paid $6000 initial deposit. initially i have got…

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bhavinnet
Jan 27, 2011 11:45 am
kek
kek
27 January 2011

New patio roofing - ideas?

New patio roofing - ideas?
VIC

You might get more responses if you post this in the Outdoor Living forum. :D

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kek
Jan 27, 2011 6:12 pm
kek
mimi23
mimi23
27 January 2011

PD - Tile grout colour

PD - Tile grout colour
VIC

Hi Yellow, Well there you go, I'll let DH know he's not as clever as he thinks he is!! :lol: I'm happy you got it sorted! mimi

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mimi23
Jan 27, 2011 8:35 pm
mimi23
Rudy
Rudy
27 January 2011

Designing a concept for facade

Designing a concept for facade
VIC

Lucky you. Given you are in QLD that one will not be an option for us.…

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Rudy
Jan 27, 2011 9:07 pm
Rudy
lai chee
lai chee
28 January 2011

BUILDING A NEW HOME

BUILDING A NEW HOME
WA

yep it would depends on it your neighbours let you on their property, nothing to do with the builders we have a garage smack on the boundry…

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lai chee
Jan 28, 2011 12:26 pm
Team PD
Team PD
28 January 2011

PD Boral Macquarie (Charcoal Grey) - standard or upgrade?

PD Boral Macquarie (Charcoal Grey) - standard or upgrade?
VIC

Hi baronx, I have had a look into this for you to help answer your question. The colour Charcoal Grey is a colour through tile which means it goes right through the tile…

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Team PD
Jan 28, 2011 12:43 pm
Team PD
karry327
karry327
28 January 2011

McDonald Jones Home

McDonald Jones Home
NSW

I forgot to say I love McDonald Jones houses - good luck

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karry327
Jan 28, 2011 5:06 pm
karry327
Miss Piggy
Miss Piggy
28 January 2011

Builder Promotion Vic

Builder Promotion Vic
VIC
1, 2

thats like asking how long is a piece of string :-) Will depend on lots of things, i think we had quoted something like $75 per meter not 100% sure on that though, also how…

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Miss Piggy
Jan 28, 2011 8:38 pm
Miss Piggy
free will
free will
28 January 2011

Architect vs. Project Builder

Architect vs. Project Builder
QLD
1, 2

If you go the architect route, the key is getting a fixed price contract from the builder. THen you run the same risks as a fixed price contract from a project home…

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free will
Jan 28, 2011 10:10 pm
Natnona
Natnona
29 January 2011

BM* Homes

BM* Homes
QLD

Yes that's it. i got your PM many thanks. Sorry I am new to the forum and was under the impression we were not allowed to actually say the company name? Cheers for…

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Natnona
Jan 29, 2011 10:22 am

Just read Robinred55's thread,has the colours I like gutters/fascia/downpipes and garage door-classic cream Windows white birch what do you think will it go with this…

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pattycake4
Jan 29, 2011 6:27 pm
wertmezer
wertmezer
30 January 2011

FHOG extension

FHOG extension
1, 2

sorry I'm a newbie to everything... also, if I buy a land and build later, do I need to pay stamp duty? land is around 330k and will build a…

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wertmezer
Jan 30, 2011 11:00 am
East_Melb_Build
East_Melb_Build
30 January 2011

Mornington Peninsula council approval times

Mornington Peninsula council approval times
VIC

Where I work has has dealings with Mornington council 4 times for 4 different things and found them universally useless. Long long long delays, lost files, different…

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East_Melb_Build
Jan 30, 2011 7:46 pm
dons80
dons80
30 January 2011

Determining Setbacks

Determining Setbacks
WA

oh ok lets give in. At least may kids can live with a decient back yard. Smoo

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dons80
Jan 30, 2011 9:44 pm
snaps
snaps
31 January 2011

Noobs Here, Coral Homes question

Noobs Here, Coral Homes question
NSW

It seems all your base prices are so much lower than ours :( (northern rivers nsw) which sucks because we would love to build a larger home but it…

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snaps
Jan 31, 2011 9:22 am
snaps
btherl
btherl
31 January 2011

New house construction the size of windows are incorrect.

New house construction the size of windows are incorrect.
VIC

I'm sure the windows can be changed. In our house the builder put our kitchen window (a long one behind the oven) too high and had to lower it by about 100mm. It was a…

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btherl
Jan 31, 2011 9:32 am
btherl
Aliflair
Aliflair
31 January 2011

Best timber flooring method to survive flooding

Best timber flooring method to survive flooding
QLD

Thanks but I can't do polished concrete as the house sits on bearers/joists/19mm structaflor. It was built in the air to avoid flooding, clearly not high enough. Anyone…

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Aliflair
Jan 31, 2011 10:45 am
sleven
sleven
31 January 2011

Fair price?

Fair price?
NSW

My 1200mmx2410mm bi-fold window cost me $2780 - not sure what size yours is - so that may be some type of comparison for you? (this was upgraded before tender and contract stage)

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sleven
Jan 31, 2011 12:12 pm
sleven
razydog
razydog
31 January 2011

they broke our bath...do they pay for it?

they broke our bath...do they pay for it?

our pc item our problem. Who ever did it doesn't even have the balls to say 'oh sorry'. But then again you wouldn't expect a bath to break, after all you have to stand…

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razydog
Jan 31, 2011 3:33 pm
razydog
razydog
31 January 2011

Rights regarding damaged windows

Rights regarding damaged windows

cheers builder bob, I hope the builder does get it in tip top condition - they say they will buff and paint it and I won't notice. I wasn't after a freebie just for the…

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razydog
Jan 31, 2011 3:49 pm
Velouria
Velouria
31 January 2011

B***** Farm Build - not so FINAL PLANS

B***** Farm Build - not so FINAL PLANS
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

........and so we say goodnight to the paperwork phase and a big hello to construction! viewtopic.php?f=31&t=43653

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Velouria
Jan 31, 2011 5:48 pm
Velouria
Syrus
Syrus
31 January 2011

Another Santorini 26 by *M*-Dream turning into a NIGHTMARE

Another Santorini 26 by *M*-Dream turning into a NIGHTMARE
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Sorry to hear about your drama's Shelz. It sounds to me that your slab has heaved. This normally occurs when water pools beside a house, the ground was poorly compacted…

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Syrus
Jan 31, 2011 6:39 pm
higherdestiny
higherdestiny
31 January 2011

Quick advice needed for fridge in Kitchen :)

Quick advice needed for fridge in Kitchen :)
QLD

Thanks guys & gals! :D I'll call up tomorrow and see if I can put a deposit on a LEFT hinged door :)

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higherdestiny
Jan 31, 2011 10:59 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
1 February 2011

Builder will not rebate the correct amount for Casaerstone!!

Builder will not rebate the correct amount for Casaerstone!!

Builders very rarely refund the full cost of anything you delete to fit yourself. Having said that the retail per meter @600mm wide for basic laminate is $80per meter. so…

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chrisandkate
Feb 01, 2011 7:54 am
Casa2
Casa2
1 February 2011

Raised Ceiling Heigh - Technical Question

Raised Ceiling Heigh - Technical Question
NSW

Good to see it got resolved to your satisfaction.

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Casa2
Feb 01, 2011 8:55 am
baronx
baronx
1 February 2011

Insulation - Cellulose Fibre /Batts

Insulation - Cellulose Fibre /Batts
VIC

Hmmmm.. we also got wall insulation added to externals walls: "R2.0 Gold insulation batts to external walls".. So I guess this could also be cellulose fibre ?

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baronx
Feb 01, 2011 10:23 am
baronx
catjim
catjim
1 February 2011

Adding eaves to facade = shorter external walls ?

Adding eaves to facade = shorter external walls ?
VIC

Other option that we can go for is to just have the 600mm eaves to the portico and the adjoining room only. This way the eaves will be at the…

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catjim
Feb 01, 2011 10:23 am
tstr1a
tstr1a
1 February 2011

DEPOSIT REFUNDS

DEPOSIT REFUNDS
VIC

I have heard of horror stories when people request their deposit back. If they have done a soil test then don’t expect anything back. The consultants try their hardest…

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tstr1a
Feb 01, 2011 11:27 am
sheznay
sheznay
1 February 2011

Making sense of Council Tracking Website

Making sense of Council Tracking Website
WA

oh gawd. Sounds trying! in and around midland is really nice. I have family in the hills and I can't believe how great the shopping centre is! lol. target, big w,…

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sheznay
Feb 01, 2011 2:26 pm
sheznay
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
1 February 2011

HELP NEEDED!!! Dividing Fences Act 1991

HELP NEEDED!!! Dividing Fences Act 1991
NSW

My fencer said that the fence can legally be anywhere up to 30cm either side of the boundary, but generally the pailings are installed on the boundary. Also, In the land…

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joannapaulp
Feb 01, 2011 8:47 pm
kamranshakil
kamranshakil
1 February 2011

SOHO 27 by M3tric0n (2 years build time)

SOHO 27 by M3tric0n (2 years build time)
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Finally a news... put deposit feb 2009 contract signed aug 2009 site start nov 2009 contract date supposed to end on 26 sep 2010 and handover on 4th Feb 2011 so…

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kamranshakil
Feb 01, 2011 8:56 pm
Eve Dweller
Eve Dweller
1 February 2011

Building a house - our rental place put for sale

Building a house - our rental place put for sale
NSW

Best to move now and lock in a 6 month contract. You wont be left high and dry. Why not see if you can rent near your build.

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Eve Dweller
Feb 01, 2011 10:42 pm
CC101
CC101
2 February 2011

Cheap Qualified Electrician

Cheap Qualified Electrician
WA
1, 2

hi rhi3384 - can u pl pm me his contact number - thanks

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CC101
Feb 02, 2011 1:13 am
higherdestiny
higherdestiny
2 February 2011

New house for narrow block.

New house for narrow block.

Where are you building Julie? Bold Properties www.boldproperties.com.au have a number of really nice designs to fit a 12.5m block - they service QLD and Northern NSW to my…

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higherdestiny
Feb 02, 2011 7:00 am
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deeps
Feb 02, 2011 10:45 am
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
2 February 2011

Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!

Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!
QLD
1 ... 12, 13, 14

I like the way ur front looks. No need to change anything. But as Kb suggested stackstones will look great too. I was going to ask about the render colour...and then saw…

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Madison27AA
Feb 02, 2011 10:46 am
Charlene
Charlene
2 February 2011

My Simonds Millbank 2900 .. New Outside pics added 30 Jan 11

My Simonds Millbank 2900 .. New Outside pics added 30 Jan 11
VIC
1, 2, 3

wow your house looks great! I hope we get a gift pack like yours!

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Charlene
Feb 02, 2011 2:43 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
2 February 2011

SA Water - Not happy Jan!

SA Water - Not happy Jan!
SA

Just checked the website "Sewerage rates are payable on any land that can be connected to a sewer main, whether or not the property is connected to the sewerage system"…

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Mclaren
Feb 02, 2011 2:54 pm
Mclaren
andy
andy
2 February 2011

Not long now.............

Not long now.............
VIC
1 ... 20, 21, 22

:: Hope all you people got what you wanted and are happy!! put it this way its a 8/10 for me . As for CH yes they follow up and its been 5 months and I still hassle them for…

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andy
Feb 02, 2011 5:52 pm
epsc
epsc
3 February 2011

Arborist Report Costs?

Arborist Report Costs?

Hi guys - I have a similar problem, except that it is a bit of a smaller problem - 2 banksias to be removed for a new driveway. Pittwater Council. Quotes so far (2) have…

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epsc
Feb 03, 2011 6:21 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
3 February 2011

Knock down and rebuild - do I need to tell the bank?

Knock down and rebuild - do I need to tell the bank?
VIC

As mentioned above, Yes you need to tell them but here's why (actually it's more a case of ask the bank) You don't own the house or the land its on, the Bank does. Even…

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chrisandkate
Feb 03, 2011 8:04 am
kineso
kineso
3 February 2011

Building in a Bushfire prone area

Building in a Bushfire prone area
VIC

We have just built in a semi rural bushfire prone area. We had to meet NSW AS3959-1999 Level 1 requirements. The bushfire assessment (simple self assessment, done by…

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kineso
Feb 03, 2011 12:24 pm
jayw
jayw
3 February 2011

lock up vs full build?

lock up vs full build?
VIC

That's a very good point about whose fault it is. One example: We had a job ages ago where a client did the tiling in their wet areas. A few tiles cracked and they were…

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jayw
Feb 03, 2011 12:42 pm
jayw


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