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jodie76
jodie76
4 September 2010

Andrew & Jodie's New Home -All moved in - new photos!!

Andrew & Jodie's New Home -All moved in - new photos!!
VIC
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Sorry to hear about the dramas Jodie... $132 gosh... Why do people have to make things so difficult?? Tell me about it Flaggie, all the…

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jodie76
Sep 04, 2010 9:46 pm
take2
take2
4 September 2010

Our Building Thread – Bad experience with builder.

Our Building Thread – Bad experience with builder.

Sorry to hear about you bad start. Spend the money and seek legal advice, there may be a way of keeping your land and using a different builder, would be concerned if…

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take2
Sep 04, 2010 11:01 pm
take2
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
4 September 2010

Please recommend Independent Inspector

Please recommend Independent Inspector

HI Yellow Great to hear that you've finally started the build process!!! We used new home inspections. Kevin is fantastic and was very professional to deal with. His…

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overwhelmed
Sep 04, 2010 11:09 pm
bats37
bats37
5 September 2010

Drywall vs Masonry

Drywall vs Masonry

Thanks for the tip.

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bats37
Sep 05, 2010 6:57 am
Lex
Lex
5 September 2010

Kitchen in Wrong White, what to do?

Kitchen in Wrong White, what to do?

I didn't like the sample colour when we were selecting, but looking at this finished product, I really like it! It would be especially nice if you were having a pure white…

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Lex
Sep 05, 2010 7:16 am
Lex
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rhi3384
Sep 05, 2010 10:17 am
shellb78
shellb78
6 September 2010

How to clean glue off new tiles?????

How to clean glue off new tiles?????

Hi all, My glazed porcelein tiles in my bathroom have spots of what I think could be glue or something stuck on them. It is clear so just looks like I need to mop the…

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shellb78
Sep 06, 2010 11:26 am
Dove
Dove
6 September 2010

Fencing Contractor

Fencing Contractor
VIC

He does timber and colourbond. Sorry can't help on cost per metre

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Dove
Sep 06, 2010 3:59 pm
Dove
Team PD
Team PD
6 September 2010

PD Rowland 41

PD Rowland 41
VIC
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Hi ggitt, Sorry for misunderstanding your previous post! I didn't know that your balusters were a completely different material to the ones in the display home, I just…

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Team PD
Sep 06, 2010 4:27 pm
Team PD
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
12 August 2011

stair lighting

stair lighting

HI, ARE THESE WHAT BECON ARE CALLING "STEP LIGHT" Maxx 160173 cheers

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kerry-ann
Aug 12, 2011 11:17 am
corked
corked
6 September 2010

Our Sandarra Dream by M3tr1c0n **05/09/10 photos!**

Our Sandarra Dream by M3tr1c0n **05/09/10 photos!**
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Looks fantastic!!!!! Still reeeeeaaaaalllllly love your bricks. Have you hooked your internet up through clubcom and if you have please comment on speed and ease of setup.

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corked
Sep 06, 2010 7:12 pm
Lex
Lex
6 September 2010

Masonary colouring to repair brick faults?

Masonary colouring to repair brick faults?

Mr Ed, how did you go? You must have been disappointed when you had no replies :( (and I swear I didn't see this thread until now :D ) OK, yes, we've had it done. If you…

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Lex
Sep 06, 2010 7:56 pm
Lex
rhi3384
rhi3384
6 September 2010

Anyone use the Metalite from Laminex??

Anyone use the Metalite from Laminex??

oh thanks for that!! I think you just saying it scratches is a big no for me to!

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rhi3384
Sep 06, 2010 8:23 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
6 September 2010

Selecting garage door

Selecting garage door
VIC

Great. My colors is on the 16th Sept, then the tender maybe somewhere around the end of Sept. My land doesn't title till march next year,so I have asked for Tile Selection…

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rajan_g4
Sep 06, 2010 10:22 pm
rajan_g4
Adam.M
Adam.M
6 September 2010

Recommendation to buy furnitures and white-goods

Recommendation to buy furnitures and white-goods

If your on the west side of Melbourne, there is a furniture place in Melton. We bought a hardwood king size bed, 3 tallboys and 2 night stands for $2,200. Whitegoods your…

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Adam.M
Sep 06, 2010 10:31 pm
JMAP
JMAP
7 September 2010

Gas, Telephone and Electricity connections

Gas, Telephone and Electricity connections
VIC

dirtbag - I am currently (attempting) to gather all my certificates for a subdivision and even though it is not mandatory, it is desired (council's words not mine).…

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JMAP
Sep 07, 2010 8:40 am
DamNita
DamNita
7 September 2010

Building a Liana - Moved in Photos!

Building a Liana - Moved in Photos!
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I have conquered (somewhat) the cleaning. Blast the a/c, hot water with a little pineoclean and wooden floor cleaner (yes yes I know, they are not wood.). But it works,…

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DamNita
Sep 07, 2010 9:16 am
DamNita

Hey all...I have a problem! Well two actually...! Our hallway downlights are supposed to be in a line (all three) however because of the roof truss we have to have the…

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Aimeh
Sep 07, 2010 9:28 am
Aimeh
Aimeh
7 September 2010

M Santorini 29 Thread - PCI Friday!!! Pic's Update!

M Santorini 29 Thread - PCI Friday!!! Pic's Update!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hey all...I have a problem! Well two actually...! Our hallway downlights are supposed to be in a line (all three) however because of the roof truss we have to have the…

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Aimeh
Sep 07, 2010 10:24 am
bigred
bigred
7 September 2010

Big Red's Burbank Brewery - PCI 24/08

Big Red's Burbank Brewery - PCI 24/08
VIC
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Move in tomorrow (08/09/10). Still overseas though! Is it time I close the thread?

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bigred
Sep 07, 2010 6:51 pm
bigred
jnik
jnik
8 September 2010

Looking for a tri-level builder in Melbourne's East

Looking for a tri-level builder in Melbourne's East
VIC

Hi, We have a great block that slopes down from the road (to the south) and backs onto a large park. I know building on a sloping block is a more expensive option, but…

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jnik
Sep 08, 2010 8:54 am
larajane
larajane
8 September 2010

Lara and Josh's House. MOVED IN! PICS AT LAST!!! :D

Lara and Josh's House. MOVED IN! PICS AT LAST!!! :D
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Thanks for the lovely feedback everyone ::lol:: Can't wait to get started on the garden!

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larajane
Sep 08, 2010 9:16 am
larajane
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BuildlingPerth
Sep 08, 2010 12:09 pm
BuildlingPerth
sij
sij
8 September 2010

Feature Walls & French Doors? Builder through or not?

Feature Walls & French Doors? Builder through or not?
WA

http://www.scottparkhomes.com.au/metro/ ... d-bayview/ has the sample of what the builder will do with the display wall So wasnt asure what peoples experience are in…

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sij
Sep 08, 2010 12:58 pm
lauren&richard
lauren&richard
8 September 2010

Metr1con Preview Estimate and $1000 Deposit....

Metr1con Preview Estimate and $1000 Deposit....
VIC

Hi there, We're building the Newhaven with M3tric0n also (on the South Coast of NSW) - I also went over all of the time constraints etc in the contract. We didn't find…

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lauren&richard
Sep 08, 2010 1:34 pm

I think you'll need to save the driver to a CD or memory stick from another pc then install it on your Dell. ...that's what we did on my sons pc.

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
TheOK
TheOK
8 September 2010

floating finish date

floating finish date

Is it normal for neighbours not to allow access for rendering, bricklaying, fencing etc.? Can't say I've seen a finished home…

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TheOK
Sep 08, 2010 8:48 pm
TheOK
LWang
LWang
8 September 2010

Anyone building in the Karinya estate in Point Cook?

Anyone building in the Karinya estate in Point Cook?
VIC

We are about to build in the karinya very soon. Before entering a contract with the builder, we neeed to decide if we want to fix the site cost or not. Can anyone share…

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LWang
Sep 08, 2010 9:07 pm
robinred55
robinred55
8 September 2010

Termimesh vs Annual Spraying

Termimesh vs Annual Spraying
WA

We paid $1700 extra to have Termimesh around the perimeter of the house and not just penitration points. I figure it is worth every cent when you consider the annual costs…

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robinred55
Sep 08, 2010 9:56 pm
xBeanie
xBeanie
8 September 2010

New land - tests and inspections

New land - tests and inspections
QLD

Well got the soil test done and not good results unfortunately. Apparently the paperwork provided by the developer was not sufficient to class the fill as controlled,…

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xBeanie
Sep 08, 2010 10:02 pm
Echo
Echo
9 September 2010

Subdividing and demolishing help needed

Subdividing and demolishing help needed
WA

Check with a surveyor that specializes in subdivisions in Perth. I used a company called Vision in Scarborough and they were great. A good surveyor knows all the councils…

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Echo
Sep 09, 2010 3:24 pm
Echo
riverton30
riverton30
9 September 2010

Noggin heights??

Noggin heights??

Thanks for your replies everyone. SS is more than happy to do it for us and even suggested extras for mounting the tv on the wall he just wants me to give him details of…

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riverton30
Sep 09, 2010 5:26 pm
TazR
TazR
9 September 2010

Off-white mortar - how long to cure

Off-white mortar - how long to cure
QLD

Be sure in your contract spec. it states they will use white sand, to get the best result. The fact we pay so much more for the white mortar…

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TazR
Sep 09, 2010 6:56 pm
Helyn
Helyn
9 September 2010

Cost of having brick infills above windows and garage.

Cost of having brick infills above windows and garage.

By security shutters do you mean external roller shutters? We have them on our front (north facing) and western windows. I think they are great but depends on what your…

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Helyn
Sep 09, 2010 8:09 pm
Helyn
hotmercury
hotmercury
9 September 2010

First time builder in Perth - The start of the Journey

First time builder in Perth - The start of the Journey
WA

im assuming you have a front yard as apposed to back and thats why your alfresco is situated towards the front? p.s. who are you building…

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hotmercury
Sep 09, 2010 11:44 pm
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
10 September 2010

Shared driveway question

Shared driveway question

Thank you for your reply. No one else will have their building completed when we move in, so will call the insurance company this morning and see if we can do it…

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upsydaisy
Sep 10, 2010 6:48 am
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
10 September 2010

Can we afford to build on this sloping block?

Can we afford to build on this sloping block?
VIC

I would think that $12 - $15k would be a reasonable estimate to get a custom designed house. If you work with the slope (i.e. split level) that might reduce site costs for…

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upsydaisy
Sep 10, 2010 6:52 am
upsydaisy
kb46
kb46
10 September 2010

delay after delay....am i the only one!!! share your horrors

delay after delay....am i the only one!!! share your horrors
WA

I feel your pain. We're 15 months after signing and only at lockup stage. The first delay was ours because it took 3 months for our old house to be removed from site…

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kb46
Sep 10, 2010 9:12 am
Team PD
Team PD
10 September 2010

Roof not complete - what are our rights?

Roof not complete - what are our rights?

Hi there, I'm currently building with PD. We have almost reached lockup stage, with the roof almost complete, bricks completed and the doors and…

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Team PD
Sep 10, 2010 9:45 am
Team PD
disappointed15
disappointed15
10 September 2010

Building with Prostruct

Building with Prostruct

We are currently building with Prostruct and have been very disappointed. Our big problems and issues have been ignored, and there seems to be no communication to try to…

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disappointed15
Sep 10, 2010 10:18 am
komalsingh76
komalsingh76
10 September 2010

Austral Bricks

Austral Bricks
VIC

I have contacted the design centres and also called up the national number but everyone is saying that they don't have any houses made as yet in those bricks as it is a…

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komalsingh76
Sep 10, 2010 10:55 am
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carlswil
Sep 10, 2010 11:14 am
joles
joles
10 September 2010

Porter Davis delay in starting.

Porter Davis delay in starting.
VIC

Hi thanks for the reply, lands been paid for , no mortgage, 1st progress payment was for Im guessing slab?, and no wouldnt want to rush them …

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joles
Sep 10, 2010 11:54 am
joles
MBBN
MBBN
10 September 2010

Legal issues surrounding PC sum

Legal issues surrounding PC sum
QLD

most builders don't put appliances in until the end of construction (in case they are stolen etc)..... from the other side of opinion (not necessarily mine) but I would…

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MBBN
Sep 10, 2010 2:06 pm
djembe
djembe
10 September 2010

Pre handover inspection

Pre handover inspection

Thank you so much adam.m. I think I will find one although I am happy with the build up til now I have no idea what to look for.

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djembe
Sep 10, 2010 2:48 pm
boiselfish
boiselfish
10 September 2010

Our home by the beach. Finally moving forward YAY!

Our home by the beach. Finally moving forward YAY!
VIC

I like the look of the facade you have selected. It will be really nice. What colour were you thinking for the cladding upstairs?

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boiselfish
Sep 10, 2010 2:53 pm
LeanneR
LeanneR
10 September 2010

Please let me know what you think of the colour schemes

Please let me know what you think of the colour schemes
SA
1, 2

Im using all 3 colours on our house (surfmist, woodland grey & bushland). I would prob go for bushland as its imbetween. Otherwise surfmist due to heat reasons where you are :)

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LeanneR
Sep 10, 2010 4:17 pm
LeanneR
pattycake4
pattycake4
25 March 2011

Carpet issues - advice needed!

Carpet issues - advice needed!
1, 2, 3

Good on you,that"s what Vcat is for

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pattycake4
Mar 25, 2011 8:13 pm
davesydney84
davesydney84
10 September 2010

Smart Wiring / Structured Cabling

Smart Wiring / Structured Cabling

Hi, We are building 2 storey, once they have put the cables in how can we add to it in the future? If we decide we want another Data port in a…

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davesydney84
Sep 10, 2010 4:40 pm


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