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darrell81
darrell81
10 April 2011

Will rain damage plasterboard & insulation

Will rain damage plasterboard & insulation

yes it will damage the boards,when insulation gets wet and dries out it stinks too so i,d get it all covered before the rains come

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darrell81
Apr 10, 2011 10:19 am
brom
brom
10 April 2011

Need recomendations - builder Melb (Outer) Eastern Suburbs

Need recomendations - builder Melb (Outer) Eastern Suburbs
VIC

Hi everyone, So we're discovering a few things about our block and the large volume builders that are completely blowing our budget. We're now looking at finding an…

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brom
Apr 10, 2011 2:45 pm
zigby
zigby
10 April 2011

View Point Estate - Bass Hill

View Point Estate - Bass Hill
NSW

Can anyone recommend a company who installs blinds and shutters? Also, has anyone installed PVC shutters, Can you tell me if they are worth the money? Thanks

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zigby
Apr 10, 2011 5:03 pm
CC101
CC101
11 April 2011

RedInk Custom5000 - with latest snaps..

RedInk Custom5000 - with latest snaps..
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

hi Aussie - have u got the keys or not yet? do u know if mitering to tiling is standard or do we have to pay extra for that. i noticed on forum that with most of the…

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CC101
Apr 11, 2011 12:48 am
rap53
rap53
11 April 2011

cost of home construction

cost of home construction
QLD

IF you are talking about a high quality, architect designed home, the starting cost would be around $2200/m2. Architect fees, for a full service will be about 5-10% of…

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rap53
Apr 11, 2011 7:34 am
RobT
RobT
11 April 2011

HIA Contract & allowances: how to handle?

HIA Contract & allowances: how to handle?
NSW

Our builder uses the std HIA contract. The are certain allowances associated with building an extra level under the house that are additioinal to the Base Price. I'm…

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RobT
Apr 11, 2011 9:24 am

As bel suggested, put the ensuite in the study area, and you have the rest of the space for the WIR, a sliding door to close off the WIR, no weird space behind the bedroom…

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valleygirl23
Apr 11, 2011 10:57 am

I think both look fine together. Mocha Nile…

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d@n
Apr 11, 2011 12:23 pm
Jesterarts
Jesterarts
11 April 2011

The Hunt Club - Titling

The Hunt Club - Titling
VIC

Hey, This thread is going to be a semi vent/semi "need some information" thread. We are building... err... TRYING to build at the Hunt Club in stage 79. When we…

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Jesterarts
Apr 11, 2011 12:39 pm
Team PD
Team PD
11 April 2011

Eaves: 450mm or 600mm ?

Eaves: 450mm or 600mm ?
VIC

Hi Andrewli, I understand you're concerned with some issues with your Eaves & Windows in your Camberwell 26. I'm sorry to hear that you're still awaiting a response from…

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Team PD
Apr 11, 2011 1:04 pm
Team PD
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buildmeadream
Apr 11, 2011 4:15 pm
Kiwi_Deb
Kiwi_Deb
11 April 2011

Newbies building Hawthorn 29

Newbies building Hawthorn 29
NSW

Thanks Patty Cake, I have been looking at this site for a while and everyone always seems so helpful! We went to look at bricks on the weekend and got totally confused!…

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Kiwi_Deb
Apr 11, 2011 4:50 pm
Benny J
Benny J
11 April 2011

Finally....our first family home - 3 WEEKS TO GO!!!

Finally....our first family home - 3 WEEKS TO GO!!!
QLD

Went over today and the back and front patio has been tiled :z: ...pics will be up soon. All the skirting has now been finished and the painter is going in tomorrow.…

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Benny J
Apr 11, 2011 5:59 pm
Benny J
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
11 April 2011

my first post - building H3nley Wiltshire Vogue Q1

my first post - building H3nley Wiltshire Vogue Q1
VIC

Hi Freidy.. I like your colour choices...they match ours a lot.. :D ::wink:: . Our kitchen colours are the same. We just took a darker benchtop. Would be great to see more update…

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Madison27AA
Apr 11, 2011 10:32 pm
go_west
go_west
12 April 2011

Adding extension to roof truss - as builder missed eaves

Adding extension to roof truss - as builder missed eaves
VIC

Thank you, I was not sure whether this was something that can be done; as everywhere I have seen the roof truss is a single strong timber. At least nice to know that this…

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go_west
Apr 12, 2011 9:12 am

...and if you look below the left side of your sliding door, there is one there too! They will fill it eventually with a putty/silicone type stuff that will blend in with…

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Stormy
Apr 12, 2011 11:22 am
Stormy
deb17
deb17
12 April 2011

Facade Render - Colourbond Paperbark or Koscuisko Pebble

Facade Render - Colourbond Paperbark or Koscuisko Pebble
SA

i chose Hawthorn Austral Bricks... and my garage is the same, paperbark along with all windows. So, i have dark coloured bricks contrasting with…

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deb17
Apr 12, 2011 11:51 am
Perthie
Perthie
12 April 2011

Building on narrow lot in Perth

Building on narrow lot in Perth
WA

Thanks for the tip Echo. I'll check out that design We are liking the Rubix from them but will have to get it trimmed. Block is 13m wide with a 2m setback on one side We…

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Perthie
Apr 12, 2011 1:20 pm
mel_mox
mel_mox
12 April 2011

Retaining wall!

Retaining wall!
VIC

Hi every one, Thanks so much for your thoughts & chris & Kate for your break up. Helps me to understand :-) Outcome is..... Builder called & said I'll still be paying 17k!…

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mel_mox
Apr 12, 2011 8:08 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
12 April 2011

Quotes for driveway, landscaping etc before house is built?

Quotes for driveway, landscaping etc before house is built?
VIC

Thanks for that, you both give me hope. Tamara, did you have to actually use the quotes you had for the various items? I know thats a dumb…

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Tamara1975
Apr 12, 2011 9:31 pm
tinkster
tinkster
12 April 2011

What do you expect??

What do you expect??
WA

Yep. Still no contact today. Will call my salesman tomorrow, he's always been much better at getting things answered

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tinkster
Apr 12, 2011 9:33 pm
tinkster
aleksa050206
aleksa050206
13 April 2011

Differences between H and HD class

Differences between H and HD class

well,,,,, we have done our independent soil test ( as our friend does that) and it came as "H" class and not 'HD",,,,, when we told that to P.D they said well that’s…

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aleksa050206
Apr 13, 2011 10:09 am
Zarli
Zarli
13 April 2011

The most frustrating and annoying things about building?....

The most frustrating and annoying things about building?....
QLD
1, 2

A tradesman leaving a poo in your toilet, AFTER handover :shock: Builder not collecting this rubbish pile from my front yard,…

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Zarli
Apr 13, 2011 11:54 am
Zarli
grom40
grom40
13 April 2011

ironing board cupboard

ironing board cupboard

I simply added in a broom cupboard to the plans for my laundry; useful for storing the ironing board, iron, vacuum, brooms, cleaning products etc etc. As Mclaren suggests…

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grom40
Apr 13, 2011 3:36 pm
grom40
Lot927
Lot927
13 April 2011

Fixed Price Tendering without a site inspection????????

Fixed Price Tendering without a site inspection????????
NSW

We had our initial Tender appointment with Eden Brae today. For a start, our sales guy has not told us everything and also had not relayed everything for our tender...…

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Lot927
Apr 13, 2011 3:43 pm
brom
brom
13 April 2011

Melbourne House Inspector

Melbourne House Inspector
VIC

I've sent you a pm with a contact :D

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brom
Apr 13, 2011 4:08 pm
Dave0363
Dave0363
13 April 2011

Carpenters rates

Carpenters rates
VIC

thanks mate but what would you charge a sq metre

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Dave0363
Apr 13, 2011 4:18 pm
Perthie
Perthie
13 April 2011

Custom Design with Webb & Brown Neaves

Custom Design with Webb & Brown Neaves
WA

Hi Brookview Just wondering if you went with Webb & Brown in the end? I am thinking of doing a custom design with them now and would love your feedback if you…

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Perthie
Apr 13, 2011 4:24 pm
the_milesy
the_milesy
14 April 2011

Fly Screen Cost?

Fly Screen Cost?
NSW

Has anyone bought the bits from Bunnings and made their own fly screens? Is it worth it? It doesn't look difficult, but do you save enough money? Milesy

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the_milesy
Apr 14, 2011 10:17 am
laura2009
laura2009
14 April 2011

10 weeks until anticipated PCI - not locked up?

10 weeks until anticipated PCI - not locked up?

Thanks for the replies. It would stuff up so many plans if it went much over that date. We are doing the large area floor coverings and appliances ourselves. It's just so…

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laura2009
Apr 14, 2011 1:11 pm
cinder
cinder
14 April 2011

Knockdown/Rebuild - how far forward can you come?

Knockdown/Rebuild - how far forward can you come?
VIC

Thanks to all of you. I tried ringing the council earlier and was on hold for awhile then when I asked my question, got transferred and it went to voice mail (and so it…

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cinder
Apr 14, 2011 1:20 pm
cinder
selina2106
selina2106
14 April 2011

Post contract variations requested by builder ?

Post contract variations requested by builder ?
NSW

Waiting to hear back from her now, thanks for your help :)

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selina2106
Apr 14, 2011 3:11 pm
nettie.b
nettie.b
14 April 2011

Does anyone have EasyGas DownUnder from ELGAS?

Does anyone have EasyGas DownUnder from ELGAS?
NSW

Hmmm I'm just about to get a quote here in Lake Macquarie NSW from an Elgas qualified plumber. Will let you know how I go but from initial enquiries some time ago I'm…

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nettie.b
Apr 14, 2011 10:11 pm
nettie.b

Here is my little angel, Lilliana Grace!

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hoffdog
Apr 14, 2011 10:13 pm
Trish
Trish
14 April 2011

DUCTED VACUUMING AND VACPAN

DUCTED VACUUMING AND VACPAN
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Interesting. The home i moved into recently has a hills 1600 central vacuum system installed in it. I've had no problems with it what so ever…

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Trish
Apr 14, 2011 11:55 pm
Trish
duke
duke
15 April 2011

Building the Vasse @ Harrisdale WA - all moved in!!!

Building the Vasse @ Harrisdale WA - all moved in!!!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Allanna1, can / do you recommend a / your painter that does thorough prep work before painting and can paint straight lines and if you don't mind what he charges for the…

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duke
Apr 15, 2011 8:57 am
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*frosty*
Apr 15, 2011 9:21 am
*frosty*
jln
jln
15 April 2011

roof carpentry problems

roof carpentry problems
NSW

Hello While I agree that if the brickwork is not perfect the eaves will not be perfect, the variations on the eaves could no be more than 20 mm at a maximum, certainly not…

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jln
Apr 15, 2011 9:42 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 March 2013

Polished concrete

Polished concrete

$70 sq mtr just for the mix..yeah I'd say that was quite pricey.

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onc_artisan
Mar 29, 2013 6:44 am
onc_artisan
sunnybrae
sunnybrae
15 April 2011

Metric0n Santorini 26; First Home Owners; Victoria

Metric0n Santorini 26; First Home Owners; Victoria
VIC

Hi all, We are also building with Metric0n and we are building the Fairhaven 33 :) Good luck with your builds! Current stage: Lock up Our Blog: chrisandtonia.blogspot.com

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sunnybrae
Apr 15, 2011 1:52 pm
Trish
Trish
16 April 2011

Ducted Vacuum- Monarch 490 or Electron 2707

Ducted Vacuum- Monarch 490 or Electron 2707

Thanks. My house is about 36 sq double storey. Are they same in terms of suction power and noise? Yes on the power but don't know as far as the noise I think…

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Trish
Apr 16, 2011 12:31 pm
Trish
Reinsey
Reinsey
16 April 2011

Cost of rendering whole house and of having eaves

Cost of rendering whole house and of having eaves
VIC

WOW you guys!! Can't believe the avenue is going to lose you so soon! No idea about your eaves, but we had both houses quoted for render to facade. The PD double story…

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Reinsey
Apr 16, 2011 1:26 pm
Reinsey
bashworth
bashworth
16 April 2011

Spoon Drain vs Channel Drain

Spoon Drain vs Channel Drain
SA

The c channel still gets dirt in it only its not so obvious so you have to remember to clean it. Also if the lady of the house wears stilettos there is more grate to…

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bashworth
Apr 16, 2011 1:52 pm
bashworth
jess p
jess p
16 April 2011

New home!

New home!

It probably comes down to the amount of time you have to do it, might be quicker and economical to put up ready made ones

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jess p
Apr 16, 2011 2:06 pm
fernjam
fernjam
16 April 2011

Fencing Contractors Williams Landing

Fencing Contractors Williams Landing
VIC

Hi All, Anyone suggest some good fencing contractors in Williams Landing? Cheers

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fernjam
Apr 16, 2011 6:34 pm
d@n
d@n
16 April 2011

Exterior double story house colours

Exterior double story house colours
VIC

Try posting a picture of your facade. That will help people decide or make alternative suggestions.

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d@n
Apr 16, 2011 8:45 pm

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