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david242gt
david242gt
25 September 2010

Formal Tender or not

Formal Tender or not
QLD

Sierra, Thankyou for your response. The hardest part for us is which other builders do we selected to tender with. We would have to either use the internet or yellow pages…

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david242gt
Sep 25, 2010 9:19 pm
david242gt
Surfboy
Surfboy
27 September 2011

ceiling fans in Perth???

ceiling fans in Perth???

I was considering fans for my house in Sydney and bumped into a bit of research by RMIT on the impact of ceiling fans on Energy Star ratings and energy saving. It is hard…

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Surfboy
Sep 27, 2011 6:19 pm
2pais
2pais
26 September 2010

Our Topaz in 2010 Backyard Pics

Our Topaz in 2010 Backyard Pics
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

yes n&n02 and Pebbles, guess we all feel the same about the weather. I love the rains but at the moment im singing 'Rain Rain GO AWAY come again another Day' ::wink:: n&n02 i…

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2pais
Sep 26, 2010 6:46 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
22 October 2010

Ordering Flyscreens - Don't leave it until the last minute..

Ordering Flyscreens - Don't leave it until the last minute..

Bump... flyscreen suppliers usually close early over the holiday... the queue will get longer... Ed

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ECOECO
Oct 22, 2010 7:07 am
ECOECO
kiwi
kiwi
26 September 2010

Selkirk Macedon - What do you think?? *House pic first post*

Selkirk Macedon - What do you think?? *House pic first post*
VIC

I viewed, but didnt even think bricks dated!! some bricks I dont like...but I am sure these wont date. I wouldnt have chosen them, but only cos I want a sandstone look!

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kiwi
Sep 26, 2010 10:09 am
kiwi
kristyv
kristyv
26 September 2010

Rawdon Hill @ Marriott Waters - Moving In - The Adventure...

Rawdon Hill @ Marriott Waters - Moving In - The Adventure...
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hey guys! House looks awesome. Hopefully building the Montague with Rawdon Hill soon. Just wondering if you I could ask how much your driveway…

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kristyv
Sep 26, 2010 10:53 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
20 September 2014

Melbourne: recommend building inspectors

Melbourne: recommend building inspectors

Hi Eve Dweller, You've surely got one by now, but structural engineers are not very familiar with some aspects of a building. They are trained on structure and…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 20, 2014 12:44 am
TazR
TazR
26 September 2010

Construction Insurance vs Home Warranty Insurance

Construction Insurance vs Home Warranty Insurance

From some research I have done, it seems that the Home Warranty insurance covers you when the builder fails to satisfy their obligations. So in the case of vandalism, the…

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TazR
Sep 26, 2010 8:53 pm
Builder77
Builder77
26 September 2010

Know any custom house builders that is not afraid of 2m slop

Know any custom house builders that is not afraid of 2m slop

Hi, There is a company called Samor Homes, they do anything and are better priced than most and they build on anything. I know Genjusho and they have wonderful looking…

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Builder77
Sep 26, 2010 9:31 pm
Echo
Echo
26 September 2010

Building not just a house, but a Gemmill Home..

Building not just a house, but a Gemmill Home..
WA

Plan , Plan , Plan , Plan , Plan...... ::lol:: Where ? Hurry Up ....

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Echo
Sep 26, 2010 11:46 pm
Echo
cherub
cherub
27 September 2010

Thicker skirting boards and architraves??

Thicker skirting boards and architraves??

Would suggest you get skirt cut in place but not nailed off, you then lay floor . Much better result and easier for flooring

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cherub
Sep 27, 2010 6:16 am
cherub
cherub
27 September 2010

Just built a pergola - need advice price for plasterboard

Just built a pergola - need advice price for plasterboard

Consider villaboard, harder wearing for exterior and can be hosed down

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cherub
Sep 27, 2010 6:18 am
luckyduck1
luckyduck1
27 September 2010

Plantation Rise

Plantation Rise
QLD

Hi All New to all this. Just settled on a piece of land in Plantation Rise, Woombye, Sunshine Coast. Am in talks with Stylemaster and Morcraft homes. Both have newbuilds…

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luckyduck1
Sep 27, 2010 7:48 am
JJ305
JJ305
27 September 2010

Thread for Weatherboard Homes

Thread for Weatherboard Homes
VIC

We built a weatherboard in 2006 and are doing so again in 2010. Current one is really half cedar weatherboard as the other side is corrugated…

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JJ305
Sep 27, 2010 11:41 am
Pugs
Pugs
27 September 2010

island bench powerpoints - photos please

island bench powerpoints - photos please
1, 2

Man cave :D They look the part too, nice and heavy duty, is there a tile inset on the top? That would be great if there…

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Pugs
Sep 27, 2010 12:07 pm
Pugs

I try to tell my clients (who don't purchase from us lol) that cheapest is not always the best. Sometimes you can get a bargain, but again, they make to a certain level…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
btherl
btherl
27 September 2010

site cost problem??

site cost problem??
VIC

We signed without site costs, but that was because they hadn't done the soil test. If your test has been done (and no further work is planned on your site, such as adding…

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btherl
Sep 27, 2010 5:19 pm
btherl
tony2000
tony2000
27 September 2010

piering question

piering question
NSW

Thanks Sierra, so we are exactly the same case as yours no worries anymore ;)

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tony2000
Sep 27, 2010 6:02 pm
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
27 September 2010

fence and boundary

fence and boundary

Ah, well in that case I'd just chat to your neighbour first... see what they say?

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IkonInteriors
Sep 27, 2010 7:57 pm
IkonInteriors
Adrian008
Adrian008
27 September 2010

Help on Exterior Colour Scheme

Help on Exterior Colour Scheme

Has anyone used the following combination: Brickwork: Zinc Render: Shale Grey (even thinking about windspray) Some other colours that were thrown to me today…

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Adrian008
Sep 27, 2010 8:36 pm
MBBN
MBBN
28 September 2010

G/borough Architectural lever handle problem

G/borough Architectural lever handle problem

Please excuse my very 'technical' terms here! We have a beautiful Gainsborough Architectural lever handle (you know the ones that are just a long bar) which I love but…

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MBBN
Sep 28, 2010 10:55 am
Team PD
Team PD
28 September 2010

Building PD Dromana 27 @ Tarneit Reflection State

Building PD Dromana 27 @ Tarneit Reflection State
VIC

Hi Folks, I am a new member to homeone. I am building with PD Dromana27 @ Tarneit Reflection estate. My site scrape has started and base will be…

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Team PD
Sep 28, 2010 12:41 pm
Team PD
Adrian008
Adrian008
28 September 2010

Zinc or Graphite brick????

Zinc or Graphite brick????
VIC

Hi Everyone, I am tossing up between Zinc bricks or Graphite bricks in the Austral Elements series. Has anyone used either of these bricks? Would love to hear your…

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Adrian008
Sep 28, 2010 12:49 pm
mel_mox
mel_mox
28 September 2010

Bricks & render colour selection

Bricks & render colour selection
VIC

Your roof looks awesome :-) I love that Jasper colour :-) I will be keeping an eye on your blog :-)

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mel_mox
Sep 28, 2010 8:30 pm
Rodda
Rodda
29 September 2010

home theatre help

home theatre help

Len Wallis Audio is very well known in Sydney - not sure how far from them you are (me being a dirty Victorian), but they have well earned credibility: http://lenwallisaudio.com/

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Rodda
Sep 29, 2010 10:55 am
Rodda
mel_mox
mel_mox
28 September 2010

Site test results

Site test results
VIC

Hey bicko I have just pm u Mel

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mel_mox
Sep 28, 2010 10:27 pm
zulu
zulu
28 September 2010

Soil removal

Soil removal

Hi All, We are looking at building in WA (the vines). The block is 1950 and has a number of large trees. Can anyone give any indication of site works. Also has anyone…

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zulu
Sep 28, 2010 11:34 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
29 September 2010

Site Works HELP!!!!!

Site Works HELP!!!!!
WA

Builders and Geotechnical engineers will automatically classify your site as "P" if there are medium to large trees…

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zeitgeber
Sep 29, 2010 7:49 am
zeitgeber
nemisis
nemisis
29 September 2010

render cleaning need your help please

render cleaning need your help please

Sugar soap would also be a good option.

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nemisis
Sep 29, 2010 8:28 am
anny
anny
29 September 2010

Anyone building with AV Jennings around Maitland NSW?

Anyone building with AV Jennings around Maitland NSW?
NSW

Hey Selina All the best for your build. Love ur plan... You will be amazed to see how long it takes to do the 3 months maintenance... We moved in our house in Oct2008 and…

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anny
Sep 29, 2010 10:11 am
brb_654
brb_654
29 September 2010

Exhaust fans - what have you got?

Exhaust fans - what have you got?

Hi Rizzo, It sounds like it will be fine for you. I unfortunately, the way my ensuite is designed there is not an openable window. I also have them in my toilets and they…

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brb_654
Sep 29, 2010 12:05 pm
brb_654
sheznay
sheznay
29 September 2010

Building our first home

Building our first home
WA

hi sheznay - we are also demolishing and building in southern suberb. we have signed the contracts and we are having prestart in 2 weeks. we have…

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sheznay
Sep 29, 2010 1:01 pm
sheznay
barbw61
barbw61
29 September 2010

color of render.....HELP PLEASE

color of render.....HELP PLEASE

The bricks are a reddish blue grey color. You can see them on the Boral website. The windows are Dune as well. Barb

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barbw61
Sep 29, 2010 5:17 pm
Miss
Miss
29 September 2010

Workmanship of roof framework- Has anyone taken a close look

Workmanship of roof framework- Has anyone taken a close look

Thanks for your responses! :-) Yep cooped 07- apparently the roof framework was supposed to be complete. Fortunately we've had a positive response from our site supervisor.…

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Miss
Sep 29, 2010 7:37 pm
rap53
rap53
29 September 2010

Budgeting for site costs. What should I allow?

Budgeting for site costs. What should I allow?
NSW

Thanks for the link Joles. Very helpful. Regards, Sean

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rap53
Sep 29, 2010 9:40 pm
GLLSC
GLLSC
29 September 2010

Building time with Fairmont Homes

Building time with Fairmont Homes
SA

Hi They are starting to build our house finally this saturday!! YAY!! Does any one know what the time frame is to build with Fairmont Homes? They won't really give us a…

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GLLSC
Sep 29, 2010 10:11 pm
tsurf
tsurf
30 September 2010

Building on a 220k budget

Building on a 220k budget
NSW

Rough rule of thumb if you want everything in there including driveway, turf, fencing and a couple of split system AC units should be around $950 - $1000 per sqm with most…

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tsurf
Sep 30, 2010 9:27 am
Adrian008
Adrian008
30 September 2010

Colour scheme of Metr**0n Homes

Colour scheme of Metr**0n Homes
VIC

Don't rely on the colour schemes shown here as they're computer images. You need to see an actual display home. Some of the images look…

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Adrian008
Sep 30, 2010 9:28 am
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Piper+1
Sep 30, 2010 2:09 pm

hi countrylife! we love our sandstone cladding - here are some pics of the finished…

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stonecutter1309
Sep 30, 2010 4:00 pm
stonecutter1309
tigerandox
tigerandox
1 October 2010

Prelim contract with M

Prelim contract with M
VIC

Hi all, We've signed up to build the Lumeah 33 with M, our first build. (Initial deposit was on the 27 June) We have finally got our Prelim contract meeting with M this…

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tigerandox
Oct 01, 2010 8:25 am
Izzehz
Izzehz
1 October 2010

When do you pay for Post Contract Variations?

When do you pay for Post Contract Variations?
NSW

We made a few variations, and were lucky and didn't get charged any variation fee's ::lol:: would have been $150 normally. We paid for the variations at handover.

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Izzehz
Oct 01, 2010 9:06 am
dkp
dkp
1 October 2010

Building on a 220 k budget Necastle area

Building on a 220 k budget Necastle area
NSW

I had a look at EB website. Their “package” price for the Saville 25 is $205K, which includes standard sitecosts, standard BASIX, standard flooring, standard etc. I…

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dkp
Oct 01, 2010 12:12 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
1 October 2010

How could Porter Davis do this to us???

How could Porter Davis do this to us???
VIC

Mic Tan, I'd be telling PD that you and your hubby will no longer be taking days off work. Tell them they can send any workman on your days off, if…

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kerry-ann
Oct 01, 2010 12:57 pm
room4acubby
room4acubby
1 October 2010

Extra electrical costs

Extra electrical costs

Foxtel cable and 2 additional phone to suite - $120 Install 6 Stair lights (G840L attached) with LED lamps - $750 Remove 4 LV lights - $-400 2 lights with…

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room4acubby
Oct 01, 2010 1:55 pm
room4acubby
builda
builda
1 October 2010

invoice advice/whinge

invoice advice/whinge

Is your contract for staged payments eg: Base, Frame, Lockup, Fix and Final? If so, then those stages are as defined in the legislation in most states and my…

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builda
Oct 01, 2010 4:23 pm
builda
builda
builda
1 October 2010

General building

General building
NSW

Depends, did you contract the tiler yourself or is it part of a builders contract? If a builders contract then definitely should be included. If you have organised…

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builda
Oct 01, 2010 4:38 pm
builda


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