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KAN
KAN
29 December 2010

Do you think bricks are becoming more fashionable?

Do you think bricks are becoming more fashionable?
NSW

Thanks for your replies everyone, it was really interesting to see the different opinions. The reason we are going with brick like many other people is because of…

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KAN
Dec 29, 2010 12:37 pm
donuts
donuts
29 December 2010

Demolition – Sharing the costs with the neighbour?

Demolition – Sharing the costs with the neighbour?
VIC

I don't see why not, it sounds fair. Have you thought about sharing the cost of the whole demolition? if both houses are roughly the same size it might be worht your…

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donuts
Dec 29, 2010 4:51 pm
donuts
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 December 2010

first home buyers beware

first home buyers beware
VIC

...and lets leave it at that please ;)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 30, 2010 1:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
emlet01
emlet01
30 December 2010

Is it worth getting an independent inspection at handover?

Is it worth getting an independent inspection at handover?
QLD

Thanks very much for the tip. I had no idea where to even find a qualified inspector. Thanks!

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emlet01
Dec 30, 2010 9:21 pm
carlswil
carlswil
31 December 2010

Progress payment clarification

Progress payment clarification
VIC

Our contract specifies that payment is due upon 'substantial completion' of the stages. Ours does specify wall and roof frames

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carlswil
Dec 31, 2010 12:18 pm
oldgold
oldgold
31 December 2010

Single phase or 3 phase

Single phase or 3 phase

I was advised to go 3ph as I use power hungry woodwork machinery in the shed, some of which requires 15Amp supply. It was suggested that 3ph would ensure no Brown-Outs…

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oldgold
Dec 31, 2010 6:31 pm
Pinchy
Pinchy
1 January 2011

What alternatives to gyp rock walls are there ?

What alternatives to gyp rock walls are there ?
QLD

I'm no expert, but have you considered pine lining boards? Or plywood sheets?

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Pinchy
Jan 01, 2011 11:38 am
MattM-WA
MattM-WA
1 January 2011

Unusual Requests

Unusual Requests
WA

Today i had a couple come on site and offered me cash to install a 4 globe tastic in there toilet - It would be like a…

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MattM-WA
Jan 01, 2011 12:19 pm
building1
building1
1 January 2011

Building in Pakenham Heritage Springs

Building in Pakenham Heritage Springs
VIC

Not us, no (a month delay is not really a delay is it), but thats because our land has settled. What stage are you in? I know they had some issues with finding some…

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building1
Jan 01, 2011 11:58 pm
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tsurf
Jan 02, 2011 10:29 am
carlswil
carlswil
2 January 2011

The (other) White House!!!

The (other) White House!!!
VIC

I love your facade and the splashback colour. That painter sounds very helpful

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carlswil
Jan 02, 2011 10:57 am
CC101
CC101
3 January 2011

show us your double entry doors

show us your double entry doors
WA

thanks kyton - that the other site is mainly for handles issues on entrance doors. any body wish to share the pictures of doble entrace doors here ???

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CC101
Jan 03, 2011 3:04 pm
allaboutsoakwells
allaboutsoakwells
3 January 2011

Storm water drains and soakwells

Storm water drains and soakwells
WA
1, 2

Hi there, just thought I would provide some info for those of you seeking information regarding how may soakwells you require, and if you even require them at all. This…

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allaboutsoakwells
Jan 03, 2011 4:39 pm
sheznay
sheznay
3 January 2011

Demolition Contractors?

Demolition Contractors?
WA

Just had a look through their terms of contract and it says 15. If property is not connected to sewer, the cost of pump out and disposal of septic tank waste is the…

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sheznay
Jan 03, 2011 4:43 pm
sheznay
naybo87
naybo87
3 January 2011

Building our 'Urbis' Ballarat

Building our 'Urbis' Ballarat
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Thanks for your help, I cant wait to see pics of the garden... :) I've been looking at day/night blinds aswell, not 100% sure if they work or not. They look awesome thou!

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naybo87
Jan 03, 2011 7:33 pm
Trish
Trish
3 January 2011

demolishing home?

demolishing home?
SA

Moving to the Adelaide area and have been looking for homes. Lots of homes for sale. In all of the homes I have ever owned, I like to leave…

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Trish
Jan 03, 2011 10:47 pm
Trish
Eager
Eager
4 January 2011

Brick selection

Brick selection
VIC

Do you mean Boral bricks? Bowral bricks are a range of bricks made by…

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Eager
Jan 04, 2011 8:43 am
Eager
Althom
Althom
4 January 2011

Late land Title

Late land Title
VIC

Might just be the developer keeping you on a hook in the hope that you'll pull out of the deal and he can get a higher price now. Happens all the time in WA

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Althom
Jan 04, 2011 1:33 pm
Althom
Taspost
Taspost
4 January 2011

Home loan providers..

Home loan providers..
VIC

Not all banks do construction loans, therefore you will have to shop around for this.

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Taspost
Jan 04, 2011 4:15 pm
Echo
Echo
4 January 2011

Window covering / dressing

Window covering / dressing
NSW
1, 2

Wife had to have the double rollers on windows plus 3 massive Panel blinds ( 1 has 8 panels in it ) over the alfresco sliding door exits. I had never heard of them but…

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Echo
Jan 04, 2011 4:17 pm
Echo
nymphser
nymphser
4 January 2011

Brentwood Building Group

Brentwood Building Group
VIC

no but, we too liked their construction

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nymphser
Jan 04, 2011 10:44 pm
bel
bel
5 January 2011

House Design For Wide Blocks

House Design For Wide Blocks
NSW

Hey sluggo Welcome to the forum. We really loved Cosmopolitan's Renmark which is 20m wide but not sure if it works with your other requirements. Have a look at…

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bel
Jan 05, 2011 7:33 am
bel
chmaiden
chmaiden
5 January 2011

Ashford Homes

Ashford Homes
VIC

i am happy to provide some feedback but not in a public forum at present as I am still dealing with them

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chmaiden
Jan 05, 2011 10:04 am
tintin
tintin
5 January 2011

changing brick selection after council

changing brick selection after council
NSW

I do mean a change to the color of the brick. Please comment people

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tintin
Jan 05, 2011 5:51 pm
carlswil
carlswil
6 January 2011

Austral Brick - Chocolate

Austral Brick - Chocolate

I think Charlene used these bricks. Her thread is: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=36660

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carlswil
Jan 06, 2011 2:11 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
7 January 2011

Need advice, on dumped sand.

Need advice, on dumped sand.
WA

Does the developer have any other land nearby? Dumping it there would be very satisfying. If I was your neighbour I would even help you do it :)

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Tamara1975
Jan 07, 2011 10:23 am
Rusthead
Rusthead
7 January 2011

Building House with Greybox Homes

Building House with Greybox Homes
VIC

GreyBox display homes are great, the company rapidly goes downhill from there. Poor quality tradesmen, poor planning, many covered up mistakes. I even saw a GreyBox…

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Rusthead
Jan 07, 2011 12:11 pm
wizard
wizard
7 January 2011

PROJECT NEVAEH **Kitchen Cabinetry Installed** New pics pg 9

PROJECT NEVAEH **Kitchen Cabinetry Installed** New pics pg 9
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Congrats on moving in, glad to hear that despite the dramas you are loving the house

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wizard
Jan 07, 2011 12:50 pm
wizard
Mrs P
Mrs P
7 January 2011

Trying to work out when work technically started

Trying to work out when work technically started

Thanks for that Belial. I've given up on using search tools. I fail miserably at them

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Mrs P
Jan 07, 2011 4:49 pm
oldgold
oldgold
7 January 2011

Building inspector recommendation pls (south of Perth)

Building inspector recommendation pls (south of Perth)
WA

Thank you Echo for the name and number, we'll give them a call on Monday. Hopefully, they will travel as far as Pinjarra. Cheers Building…

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oldgold
Jan 07, 2011 7:22 pm
Lex
Lex
8 February 2011

Possible building defects? Advice please.

Possible building defects? Advice please.

Busy with other jobs :shock: ... that's no excuse :evil: David, seems like you have a tough one on your hands - good luck with all of this! Please also don't get entangled into…

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Lex
Feb 08, 2011 8:02 am
Lex
downunder1811
downunder1811
9 January 2011

garage flooding when it rains

garage flooding when it rains

Its hard to get an idea of you problem without seeing photographs. It sounds to me as though your garage floor is close to or below the ground…

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downunder1811
Jan 09, 2011 11:07 am
Velouria
Velouria
9 January 2011

Slump in New Build Sales = Faster Build?

Slump in New Build Sales = Faster Build?
WA

Our builder hinted that with a softer market, there is less demand for tradies, so more available to choose from so therefore a quicker build. We will wait and see. Our…

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Velouria
Jan 09, 2011 3:17 pm
Velouria
jayw
jayw
9 January 2011

Builder to supply list of bushfire (BAL) requirements?

Builder to supply list of bushfire (BAL) requirements?
VIC

Hi cookiemonster, The house will definitely need to be compliant as the onus is on the builder, so if not done properly- it will all come back to them. They should be…

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jayw
Jan 09, 2011 4:12 pm
jayw
bella buterfly
bella buterfly
9 January 2011

Scott Park -City Beach Design

Scott Park -City Beach Design
WA

bed 3 is going to be used as store room for my husband,just the 2 of us now,my dad hasn't been well so have extended bed 2 for him so he can have a small lounge and more…

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bella buterfly
Jan 09, 2011 4:33 pm
bashworth
bashworth
9 January 2011

road for access

road for access
WA

Basically a condition of subdivision is that the subdivider constructs roads (also sewers and drains if required) at his costs. If you are expected to meet the…

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bashworth
Jan 09, 2011 4:58 pm
bashworth
Bundyrum
Bundyrum
9 January 2011

To render or not to render - that is the question...

To render or not to render - that is the question...
WA

All render cracks and it's not a cheap and easy fix - rendering is a skill. On the up-side its good because the paint seals your bricks which are porous. I would go for…

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Bundyrum
Jan 09, 2011 5:32 pm
joles
joles
9 January 2011

Voice recording meetings with builder

Voice recording meetings with builder

I'm just thinking of it from the employee's (not the company's) point of view. I'm not sure I'd like to be recorded when doing my job. :th: No particular reason, but I would…

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joles
Jan 09, 2011 7:39 pm
joles
just Erin
just Erin
9 January 2011

Best Site Supervisor - PD

Best Site Supervisor - PD
VIC

PM Hels, she had a good experience building with PD in SE Melb.

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just Erin
Jan 09, 2011 8:06 pm
just Erin
LEDenthusiast
LEDenthusiast
11 January 2011

Downlights

Downlights

Hi Abraham, What type of connection does the current globe use?

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LEDenthusiast
Jan 11, 2011 10:46 am
just Erin
just Erin
9 January 2011

Contract Completion date reached still house not completed

Contract Completion date reached still house not completed

That's disappointing :( Just keep on top of them, I dont know why they tend to drag out the last part... they just do.

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just Erin
Jan 09, 2011 10:50 pm
just Erin
just Erin
just Erin
9 January 2011

Evaporative Cooling

Evaporative Cooling

Use the "search" function... you'll find these threads... and many many many more ;) viewtopic.php?f=20&t=41088&hilit=evaporative+cooling

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just Erin
Jan 09, 2011 10:55 pm
just Erin
Stormy
Stormy
9 January 2011

Kitchen

Kitchen

Hi Deborah, welcome to the forums! There is a fabulous thread full of inspirational ideas here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13838 I'll also move this topic to the kitchen forum!

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Stormy
Jan 09, 2011 10:56 pm
Stormy
Candylea
Candylea
10 January 2011

What can I claim for after building??

What can I claim for after building??

http://www.rockingham.wa.gov.au/Residents-(1)/Documents/Residential-Crossover-Specifications---Application.aspx I don't know how much it is - we got $180 from Cockburn…

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Candylea
Jan 10, 2011 12:50 am
Candylea
mimi23
mimi23
10 January 2011

does a compaction certificate negate the need for peiring???

does a compaction certificate negate the need for peiring???
QLD

Hi Spooniguana, We are also in the same situation. It's actually a bit different to a standard cut and fill done by a builder, that would then require piers, we found out…

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mimi23
Jan 10, 2011 3:28 am
mimi23
the_milesy
the_milesy
10 January 2011

Access to site to do my own landscaping

Access to site to do my own landscaping

Hi, Why do you think the Bank wont release payment until the landscaping is done? Perhaps people can be explain it better based on your thinking? As the last poster…

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the_milesy
Jan 10, 2011 8:58 am
Reinsey
Reinsey
10 January 2011

Building Single or Double Storey - Land Not An Issue

Building Single or Double Storey - Land Not An Issue
VIC

I can totally relate to this... We were at contract stage for a double storey but cancelled for all sorts of reasons; difficult to heat and cool, getting on a bit so…

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Reinsey
Jan 10, 2011 1:52 pm
Reinsey
paddyandbeau
paddyandbeau
10 January 2011

Building Victorian or Provincial style

Building Victorian or Provincial style
NSW

Hi everyone! I am looking at purchasing a large block on the NSW south coast and am currently going through different builders to find a few plans and facades that I…

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paddyandbeau
Jan 10, 2011 4:09 pm
paddyandbeau

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