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theanonyuser
theanonyuser
19 January 2011

Facade design for a wide single storey house - Any examples?

Facade design for a wide single storey house - Any examples?
VIC

Are you looking for designs with a portico? wide or high windows? gables? additional features like planters or other building materials ( stone…

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theanonyuser
Jan 19, 2011 7:07 am
Ambassador@Doreen
Ambassador@Doreen
19 January 2011

Henley Price Cuts

Henley Price Cuts
VIC
1, 2

Yep - that is about right. We have the same sales guy for our Q1 Ambassador. Definitely slight of hand and for sure Henley would much rather people swap to the new offer -…

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Ambassador@Doreen
Jan 19, 2011 10:25 am
joles
joles
19 January 2011

Owner builder house and pool wall done as one.

Owner builder house and pool wall done as one.
WA

onc_artisan, a member here would be someone to contract. If he can't help you himself, I'm sure he could direct you to someone very reliable. Perhaps shoot him a PM. :)

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joles
Jan 19, 2011 2:36 pm
joles
kdgirl
kdgirl
19 January 2011

Colorbond roof in Paperbark???

Colorbond roof in Paperbark???
VIC

they have an example on the colorbond website. http://www.colorbondcolours.com/go/bsl-colour-centre-swatch/paperbark

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kdgirl
Jan 19, 2011 3:45 pm
amazing_venice
amazing_venice
19 January 2011

PD Forestdale 29 - Color selection dilemma !

PD Forestdale 29 - Color selection dilemma !
VIC

We had self destruct in our old house as feature walls in the bedrooms. It's a funny colour - changes so much dependent on light - in small rooms it looks really green!!!…

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amazing_venice
Jan 19, 2011 7:13 pm
amazing_venice
deehawk
deehawk
19 January 2011

Building in The Glades, Byford ...

Building in The Glades, Byford ...
WA

Thanks ruka2007. Good to know that the horror stories we've heard of things taking four and five months to go through aren't necessarily true. Good luck with getting…

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deehawk
Jan 19, 2011 9:59 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
20 January 2011

Every day use areas

Every day use areas

In my house we turned the Formal Lounge into a kids play room and the Formal Dining into a Study. (I work from home quite a bit) Normal day to day we predominately live…

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KnockItDown
Jan 20, 2011 1:01 pm
KnockItDown
Phillshz
Phillshz
20 January 2011

Is your new house build behind schedule ? ** Poll **

Is your new house build behind schedule ? ** Poll **
VIC
1, 2

Frame is only starting now and by contract house needs to be finished by May I believe. Frame is cut on site so will take a bit longer than I…

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Phillshz
Jan 20, 2011 2:05 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 January 2011

Skirting Behind a sliding door

Skirting Behind a sliding door

Skirting behind a sliding door, is it possible?? We are egtting timber floors and were looking at the lambs tongue skirting (normal height, not…

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ECOECO
Jan 20, 2011 2:33 pm
ECOECO
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
20 January 2011

Carpet Color to go with Timber Flooring

Carpet Color to go with Timber Flooring
VIC

Thanks B Star. I thought of going darker shade, something like this combo. http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae29 ... ckbutt.jpg Do you have any pics? Thanks

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rajan_g4
Jan 20, 2011 2:34 pm
rajan_g4
Mitch85
Mitch85
20 January 2011

Maitland Council ?

Maitland Council ?
NSW

It does feel like…

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Mitch85
Jan 20, 2011 7:15 pm
kineso
kineso
20 January 2011

Cost of higher ceilings

Cost of higher ceilings
VIC
1, 2

Doors are all standard heights and we got bricks above all the lintels but wasn't part of the 7k cost.

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kineso
Jan 20, 2011 8:24 pm
noddy09
noddy09
21 January 2011

Letter of Intent for Fence

Letter of Intent for Fence
NSW

fantastic, thats awesome.

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noddy09
Jan 21, 2011 7:53 am
noddy09
btherl
btherl
21 January 2011

Moving in... temporarily need window covers... but what?

Moving in... temporarily need window covers... but what?
WA

Sheets nailed to the top of the window architraves. The nails should be a little in from the corner so as not to seperate the top and side architraves as they go in, and…

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btherl
Jan 21, 2011 7:54 am
btherl
just Erin
just Erin
21 January 2011

Is this right?

Is this right?

I'm not sure. You'll need to contact your water authority for rules and reg. Then employ a plumber, who'll charge…

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just Erin
Jan 21, 2011 9:18 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 January 2011

Aluminium windows - different colors inside & out

Aluminium windows - different colors inside & out
VIC

We have them... Thermal break with different powdercoat colours inside and outside, and/or timber efefct to one side. Standard aluminium double glazed - powdercoat one…

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ECOECO
Jan 21, 2011 11:40 am
ECOECO
btherl
btherl
21 January 2011

Builder refusing to pay damages for late completion

Builder refusing to pay damages for late completion

Name them! And then wait for their PR people to tell their legal people that they are causing bad publicitye that's going to end up archived in google, and to back down. …

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btherl
Jan 21, 2011 12:02 pm
btherl
Donski
Donski
21 January 2011

Re: Mr & Mrs Smith's Building Thread!! :) - new pics!!!

Re: Mr & Mrs Smith's Building Thread!! :) - new pics!!!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

WOW! Great to see things are moving along quickly for you Jaye-Jol :z: Love the colour of your tiles (they are very similar to mine!) :D :D

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Donski
Jan 21, 2011 7:56 pm
Felistopher
Felistopher
21 January 2011

deciding on what to go in the floor plan

deciding on what to go in the floor plan
VIC

One other thing to keep in mind is that a lot of those volume builder 3/4 bedroom homes have options lists/booklets that have ideas for expanding the space of the home in…

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Felistopher
Jan 21, 2011 8:33 pm
Felistopher
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
21 January 2011

Anyone compensated on their Build>

Anyone compensated on their Build>
NSW

try to get an idea of how much it would cost you to fix the problems (dont forget to include your time)- that would be my starting point

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Lunchtime
Jan 21, 2011 8:44 pm
bashworth
bashworth
22 January 2011

Does anyone know what "benching " means???

Does anyone know what "benching " means???

No worries (the demolition contractor usually just leaves a cleared site)

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bashworth
Jan 22, 2011 8:17 am
bashworth
nettie.b
nettie.b
22 January 2011

I think my build may have started?? is it a tap? Yes it is!!

I think my build may have started?? is it a tap? Yes it is!!
NSW

Thanks heaps for that chrisandkate. Good to see your moving ahead as well. Exciting times!! Nettie

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nettie.b
Jan 22, 2011 1:54 pm
nettie.b
grinder
grinder
22 January 2011

Kitchen

Kitchen

Looking for opinions only is not a god idea surely will be biased then again someone here who gives his/her opinons may be compromised. So starting from there: Have you…

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grinder
Jan 22, 2011 10:40 pm
grinder
Belah
Belah
22 January 2011

External colour scheme

External colour scheme
NSW

Hi, yes I love these bricks too. I especially like that they are a browny colour under the blue, so if any get chipped/damaged there is no ugly orange to be seen. Having…

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Belah
Jan 22, 2011 1:58 pm
amazing_venice
amazing_venice
22 January 2011

Mumma's House~Doulton Q3~Waiting on the bank *sigh*

Mumma's House~Doulton Q3~Waiting on the bank *sigh*
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Knock knock!! How's the HOUSE! Piccie Piggies waiting! ;o)

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amazing_venice
Jan 22, 2011 8:13 pm
amazing_venice
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
23 January 2011

garage pulley system?????

garage pulley system?????
VIC

I've tried BCF for Ronstan pulleys and you're better off going to a specialist boating place (I go to Bias Boating in NSW but I'm sure there's a Vic equivalent). I bought…

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stonecutter1309
Jan 23, 2011 10:13 am
stonecutter1309
stillwaters
stillwaters
23 January 2011

Mega Homes (Melbourne) anyone???

Mega Homes (Melbourne) anyone???
VIC

Mega Homes built my brothers house. Finish seems to be OK though getting them to repair anything after hand-over is a bit of a challenge.. (as it is with most builders i assume!)

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stillwaters
Jan 23, 2011 5:51 pm
zozo
zozo
23 January 2011

Post contract variations - has anyone else been hitwith this

Post contract variations - has anyone else been hitwith this
NSW

Thanks for your comments everyone. They've been a big help. Looking at the contour map we received before purchase, the sewer runs along the back fenceline. So by keeping…

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zozo
Jan 23, 2011 8:00 pm
free will
free will
23 January 2011

Solicitor should we...tender?

Solicitor should we...tender?

Most Builders like Hotando use a standard contract document. These are produced by either the the HIA or the Master Builders Association. These…

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free will
Jan 23, 2011 9:35 pm
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
24 January 2011

To security door front entrance or not?

To security door front entrance or not?
VIC

Flagstaff would you mind PM me the detail as well please?

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EmeryBB
Jan 24, 2011 12:24 am
petrous
petrous
24 January 2011

Custom or boutique builders in Eastern Melbourne

Custom or boutique builders in Eastern Melbourne
VIC

There are a lot of four bedroom 2 storey homes but most of them are one master and three kids rooms. My parents will need a large ground floor bedroom with en suite and…

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petrous
Jan 24, 2011 6:56 am
Team PD
Team PD
24 January 2011

Tender stage

Tender stage
VIC

Hi Tigerthai, I'm glad to hear that your Tender Appointment went smoothly & that your site costs were under the estimated price. Mimi23 has offered a great suggestion on…

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Team PD
Jan 24, 2011 11:56 am
Team PD
Team PD
Team PD
24 January 2011

Arndell stage 11

Arndell stage 11
VIC

Hi aysclick, To help answer your question, the Kensington was one of the original Access designs when the home range was launched. It was a good selling design that we…

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Team PD
Jan 24, 2011 12:51 pm
Team PD
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luke81
Jan 24, 2011 2:20 pm
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
24 January 2011

How deep for waterpipe into house? We hit ours!

How deep for waterpipe into house? We hit ours!

Heh yer.. we'll see how it goes. I've left them a message Grr..

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ibfragalot99
Jan 24, 2011 2:57 pm
ibfragalot99
Miss Piggy
Miss Piggy
24 January 2011

Apple's PD Cremorne 42 - The Story so Far...

Apple's PD Cremorne 42 - The Story so Far...
VIC

Love the house, and that splashback is fantastic! Love your laundry also, i am thinking of adding similar to the other side of the laundry also

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Miss Piggy
Jan 24, 2011 3:14 pm
Miss Piggy
RoadkillNZ
RoadkillNZ
24 January 2011

Progression of Land Registration

Progression of Land Registration
NSW

I know for our land in Logan by Brisbane in QLD we actually had a portal on the council site to watch what was happening to the estate in way of progress towards…

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RoadkillNZ
Jan 24, 2011 4:08 pm
Hillcrest
Hillcrest
24 January 2011

Plans - Hillcrest build in Wavell Heights

Plans - Hillcrest build in Wavell Heights
QLD

Updated floor plans: Elevations: http://flic.kr/p/9cJQrt Floor plans: http://flic.kr/p/9cJQmp Changes include: * Move upstairs powder room away from living room, to…

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Hillcrest
Jan 24, 2011 9:23 pm
Hillcrest
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
24 January 2011

Is it true??

Is it true??
VIC

hmmmm not sure. i thought it was important to not start bricking too quick. not sure about compacting the soil sorry p.s what state are you in cos i know the soil in WA…

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sharky55_shan
Jan 24, 2011 10:04 pm
sharky55_shan
Twiggy
Twiggy
25 January 2011

cost of upgrades with PD

cost of upgrades with PD
VIC

Maybe she was on drugs? :)

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Twiggy
Jan 25, 2011 9:34 am
Twiggy
b0son
b0son
25 January 2011

HIA contract - liquidated damages clause (NSW)

HIA contract - liquidated damages clause (NSW)
NSW

We'll put a figure in and see what they say.... On a related note, is the construction time a calendar length (ie. 30 weeks from start date)? Or is it based on the amount…

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b0son
Jan 25, 2011 9:53 am
MrsRose
MrsRose
26 January 2011

issue with builder regarding money owed

issue with builder regarding money owed
VIC

Hi CF, I would definitely be asking for the money back - technically they owe Council the application fee but you're entitled to a 'refund' of the bond. I'd give them a…

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MrsRose
Jan 26, 2011 8:59 am
MrsRose
Crawley
Crawley
26 January 2011

Henley & Contractors during construction

Henley & Contractors during construction
VIC

SOS to anyone who can help me with my electrical enquiry. Details below: I am in the process of building the Trinity with Henley/Plantation .I am still at the planning…

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Crawley
Jan 26, 2011 10:09 am
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abrickspecialist
Jan 26, 2011 3:50 pm


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