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TheOK
TheOK
10 October 2010

Carpet fumes?

Carpet fumes?

VOC's. Nearly everything has them. Fresh air will fix. Somepeople are more sensitive than others as it's already been…

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TheOK
Oct 10, 2010 1:09 pm
TheOK
Pugs
Pugs
5 October 2010

Smart Wire Installers - Do your homework!!!

Smart Wire Installers - Do your homework!!!
1, 2

We are in a telstra velocity estate... its costing us about $1300 though homecinema systems to get some fairly basic 3 tv points.. 1 foxtel…

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Pugs
Oct 05, 2010 2:09 pm
Pugs
buildup
buildup
9 December 2011

Williams landing internet

Williams landing internet

According to Cedar Woods Winter 2011 newsletter, it looks like Telstra has ceased the rollout of copper infrastructure in Stages 5-8 at Williams Landing. They've also…

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buildup
Dec 09, 2011 1:42 pm

Oh for the areas that show this is what we have around the place, it's a bit different now as we have a pond where the garden on the right…

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Trish
Oct 05, 2010 3:46 pm
Trish
TheOK
TheOK
5 October 2010

Do you really need anti-ponding boards???

Do you really need anti-ponding boards???

Our builder has not installed anti-ponding boards in our roof even though the contract said they were including them. The builder's response…

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TheOK
Oct 05, 2010 5:53 pm
TheOK
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
16 October 2010

Help on flooring for rumpus room

Help on flooring for rumpus room

There is a school of thought that says that hardfloors are worse for asthma etc. Hardfloors allow dust to circulate through the air more than carpet, which traps them. If…

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anthony_carter
Oct 16, 2010 5:41 pm
Helyn
Helyn
5 October 2010

Floor Plan Advice

Floor Plan Advice
ACT

Ah ,I see what you mean now, buildingwest - yes, I agree - make the study longer up to the hallway line. With doors to close off when desired, which I think are there…

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Helyn
Oct 05, 2010 7:20 pm
Helyn
malrose
malrose
6 October 2010

Obscure glazing to bathroom windows

Obscure glazing to bathroom windows

Thanks all :D I think we are going to get the Satinlite - White love the look of it in your photos.

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malrose
Oct 06, 2010 11:23 am
Prometheus_au
Prometheus_au
6 October 2010

Easier telephone/ADSL cabling options

Easier telephone/ADSL cabling options

Thanks for the info. I'll get my installer to use CAT6 for ALL the cabling - it's just two points for the phone - and obviously for all the data points. Thanks again.

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Prometheus_au
Oct 06, 2010 1:11 pm
pottsville
pottsville
6 October 2010

Did you get your keys before official handover?

Did you get your keys before official handover?

Thanks for reply - MAYBE I SHOULD RE PHRASE MY QUESTION as it isnt very clear! ::sad:: Maybe I should be asking If the build finished ahead of time So all works complete and…

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pottsville
Oct 06, 2010 2:11 pm
JenEM
JenEM
30 December 2010

Brick Issues

Brick Issues

The builder refunded 110% of the difference in upgrade in bricks from standard to the premium we ordered. Brick suppliers funded the rectification (we still have bricks…

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JenEM
Dec 30, 2010 10:04 am
shonzilla
shonzilla
6 October 2010

TeaPots Hoose!! HEY EVERYBODY! I GOT KEYS!

TeaPots Hoose!! HEY EVERYBODY! I GOT KEYS!
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Awww yay! cant wait till the tiles are in!! no more sandy cold floors! Pomdogs are cute as, they make me laugh with the little circles they do :D Cant wait to see your garden!

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shonzilla
Oct 06, 2010 5:09 pm
shonzilla
ryanmcg
ryanmcg
6 October 2010

building cost

building cost

ok thanks, also would anyone know what is the first home buyers grant these days if there still is one, thanks Ryan

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ryanmcg
Oct 06, 2010 7:02 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
6 October 2010

Taps going missing

Taps going missing
WA

Sydney water have a counter measure for just this situation. If they are unable to successfully read your meter ongoing they convert you to un-metered supply and then…

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KnockItDown
Oct 06, 2010 8:19 pm
KnockItDown
Dreamhome2009
Dreamhome2009
6 October 2010

Froggies build - I'm kinda back, some pics pg 78

Froggies build - I'm kinda back, some pics pg 78
VIC
1 ... 76, 77, 78

Welcome back Froggie, Hope your dad is better by now. Photos are very nice, Holly is cute walking along a wide hallway. We have moved in to our house as well. So much work…

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Dreamhome2009
Oct 06, 2010 8:25 pm
catjim
catjim
6 October 2010

Double garage in a small lot in brisbane

Double garage in a small lot in brisbane
QLD

We designed our own house to fit our 448sqm (14m x 32m) block as we couldn't find a plan that suited us without changes. Plan is on our thread.

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catjim
Oct 06, 2010 8:38 pm
Eve Dweller
Eve Dweller
6 October 2010

Location of noggins for pictures/flat panel TVs and dryers

Location of noggins for pictures/flat panel TVs and dryers
QLD

To hang a dryer or flat screen I would not rely on noggins. Your far better off getting an external plate that spans studs.

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Eve Dweller
Oct 06, 2010 9:59 pm
Pugs
Pugs
6 October 2010

Electrical Plan & Lighting - Last minute tips?

Electrical Plan & Lighting - Last minute tips?
QLD

do you have your Smart wiring/ FTTH NBN Pre wiring included?

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Pugs
Oct 06, 2010 10:47 pm
Pugs
suh
suh
7 October 2010

BathroomTiles.

BathroomTiles.

.....also have a look at the Reece website, they have a lot of bathroom setups ::smile:: also...also... the Complete Home website have a gallery on bathrooms.

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suh
Oct 07, 2010 8:45 am
suh
kexkez
kexkez
7 October 2010

Grant

Grant

done

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kexkez
Oct 07, 2010 10:08 am
kexkez
kb46
kb46
7 October 2010

Entry to front door - what kind of approach ?

Entry to front door - what kind of approach ?
NSW

+1 for pavers with steppable plants or the decking - both options would look fantastic!

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kb46
Oct 07, 2010 10:19 am
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just Erin
Oct 07, 2010 2:20 pm
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
7 October 2010

Extension Floorplans. Any opinions welcome!

Extension Floorplans. Any opinions welcome!
VIC

South facing glass is not a good idea unless your views are worth the sacrifice ::smile:: . We had a south facing house (fabulous views) and put a skillion roof on it with…

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mrssnowden
Oct 07, 2010 7:02 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
7 October 2010

Site costs 50k!!!

Site costs 50k!!!
VIC

TYPE IN THE NAME OF YOUR BUILDER IN SEARCH UP TOP,YOU WILL FIND OTHERS BUILDING WITH THEM :D

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kerry-ann
Oct 07, 2010 8:37 pm
Aiah
Aiah
7 October 2010

Brushed Concrete - is this quality??? Pics attached.

Brushed Concrete - is this quality??? Pics attached.

I see nothing wrong till the "crater things" ..... could be impact damage. Who dropped something on it? may not be the concretors problem.

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Aiah
Oct 07, 2010 8:46 pm
Aiah
acrebuild1
acrebuild1
5 April 2011

Alfresco Flooring Ideas

Alfresco Flooring Ideas
1, 2

We are also going with tiles, i wanted the same tiles outside as we are having inside but there an outside version, they have alittle more grip on the texture. Jaelee,…

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acrebuild1
Apr 05, 2011 2:50 pm
ozsupra
ozsupra
11 January 2012

Spray Paint or roller

Spray Paint or roller
1, 2

I too bought a Wagner WallPerfect Spray Gun Wand W985E and I am very pleased with the results. I did the entire ceiling in a 3 BR house in about 2 hrs and used about 1/2…

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ozsupra
Jan 11, 2012 5:46 pm
Brad & Sonya
Brad & Sonya
8 October 2010

Feature stone help Perth

Feature stone help Perth

Archistone in mandurah have quite alot of stacked stone Sonya

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Brad & Sonya
Oct 07, 2010 11:06 pm
Brad & Sonya
The Little Misses
The Little Misses
8 October 2010

PCI Today - Inspector Finds Major Problem, SS Disagrees

PCI Today - Inspector Finds Major Problem, SS Disagrees
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Oh yes, we will be, when we clean up and unpack everything ::hyst:: I had enough boxes to fill a semi trailer, so it's taking a while to get through them all. Haven't started…

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The Little Misses
Oct 08, 2010 10:30 am
The Little Misses
kineso
kineso
8 October 2010

Help - Can I change the internal plans of my home ?

Help - Can I change the internal plans of my home ?
NSW

I'm no expert, but in our dealings with local council I'd say it will be fine BUT obviously speak to one of the planners first. Pretty sure you'll need to submit amended…

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kineso
Oct 08, 2010 10:43 am
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Abthi
Oct 08, 2010 12:40 pm
Suey
Suey
6 July 2014

U need a fence

U need a fence

Bumping this forum because I just had a very bad experience with them and wanted to let everyone know and be aware: I'm giving them a poor rating because after 2 months…

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Suey
Jul 06, 2014 12:10 pm
Suey
kyton
kyton
8 October 2010

Looking for any assistance on building in Muswellbrook

Looking for any assistance on building in Muswellbrook
QLD

There are a few people building kit homes not sure of exact companies. Raleighfarm is one plus another H1 member who's house is complete. Do a search (top button) on…

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kyton
Oct 08, 2010 9:12 pm
kyton
mm77
mm77
10 November 2010

Site Costs Involving Site Fall

Site Costs Involving Site Fall

Hi Trav I have 1.1m fall (left to right) within building area, 1.2m fall at front and 8m set back to achieve driveway gradient. My site cost is 11K plus. i am building…

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mm77
Nov 10, 2010 1:17 pm
Mrs P
Mrs P
9 October 2010

Council approval in Logan council

Council approval in Logan council

http://pdonline.logan.qld.gov.au/modules/common/default.aspx Here is where you can put your house details in to find out progress of…

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Mrs P
Oct 09, 2010 9:57 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
12 October 2010

THERES MORE RUBBISH ON MY BLOCK

THERES MORE RUBBISH ON MY BLOCK

Yes, people out there can be inconsiderate, but at the same time, your providing a path of least resistance if you don't put up a front fence of some sort. Ask yourself,…

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Adam.M
Oct 12, 2010 10:47 am
Angela2106
Angela2106
9 October 2010

Chromagen Solar Panels, 1.5kw - Worth it?

Chromagen Solar Panels, 1.5kw - Worth it?

Hi, we have just been offered a 1.5kw Chromagen system in lieu of a dishwasher by our home building company. It seems like a no-brainer but all this solar panels stuff is…

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Angela2106
Oct 09, 2010 2:30 pm
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SherWin
Oct 09, 2010 2:48 pm
TheOK
TheOK
9 October 2010

site clean = ?

site clean = ?

It probably wont matter then, but i do recall reading an article I still haven't figured out how the rocks got on the…

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TheOK
Oct 09, 2010 5:03 pm
TheOK
Dettie
Dettie
9 October 2010

Our Knockdown Rebuild Rawson Home in Seaforth, Sydney!

Our Knockdown Rebuild Rawson Home in Seaforth, Sydney!
NSW

Thanks MrsJo... I think we're over the greatest stress, being ANZ signing off on the final approval. What a feat taht was. And I hope they aren't my famous last words. lol

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Dettie
Oct 09, 2010 7:40 pm
gabbybuild10
gabbybuild10
9 October 2010

Is anyone using a building broker in Perth?

Is anyone using a building broker in Perth?

Hi, this reply is prob too late, but i thought i'd add that we are going with master building brokers MBB in perth and they seem good. they got our plans drawn up and…

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gabbybuild10
Oct 09, 2010 8:56 pm
Fallen_Apple
Fallen_Apple
10 October 2010

Quantum Quartz - Anyone know the upgrade costs?

Quantum Quartz - Anyone know the upgrade costs?
VIC

Hi Mel, The ensuite was $271 for cat 2. The bathroom was $377 for cat 2 but it was originally laminex. Looks very nice, but I'm not very enthusiastic about my house…

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Fallen_Apple
Oct 10, 2010 8:27 am
Fallen_Apple
themax
themax
30 October 2010

Builders Next Door Using My Water

Builders Next Door Using My Water

Glad you had a good resolution IP! How rude of them. :)

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themax
Oct 30, 2010 8:07 pm
themax
duke
duke
10 December 2010

Perth Indipendent Building Inspector

Perth Indipendent Building Inspector

Depending on inspector... they may not climb into roof space to inspect so will need to inspect before ceilings go in.

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duke
Dec 10, 2010 10:47 pm
Dove
Dove
10 October 2010

This forum is awesome

This forum is awesome
VIC

Nice Mel, like colours and timbers.

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Dove
Oct 10, 2010 5:37 pm
Dove
Myrtle
Myrtle
10 October 2010

Anyone have good experience with any WA 2 storey builder?

Anyone have good experience with any WA 2 storey builder?
1, 2

I am currently in process with Lorimer if you want to pm me for feedback.

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Myrtle
Oct 10, 2010 6:28 pm


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