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priyamahesh
priyamahesh
28 February 2011

Metr!con Nolan: New roller blinds = awful smell??

Metr!con Nolan: New roller blinds = awful smell??
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi, We are thinking of building the Nolan 45 as a knockdown and rebuild in the whitehorse council. Could someone let me know what I should be adding approximately to the…

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priyamahesh
Feb 28, 2011 11:17 am
MelNRob
MelNRob
28 February 2011

Site Costs Query

Site Costs Query
QLD

I'm so glad we weren't the only ones with the jaw drop Peas :)

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MelNRob
Feb 28, 2011 2:47 pm
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
28 February 2011

Building in bushfire prone area

Building in bushfire prone area

Building costs range from an extra $20k - $60k depending on what risk (BAL) rating your house is given. My BAL29 house has to have toughened glass windows, no timber…

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cookie_monster
Feb 28, 2011 2:58 pm
Firdause B'Kamdin
Firdause B'Kamdin
28 February 2011

Locus' build - The Floreat (SPH) - Lawn!

Locus' build - The Floreat (SPH) - Lawn!
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hi Locus, The frontage of the house looks awesome ! Good on You ! Hope you are settling well in the new house.... Regards Fred

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Firdause B'Kamdin
Feb 28, 2011 5:57 pm
Steveo
Steveo
28 February 2011

Plastering Eaves

Plastering Eaves
VIC

thanks Bashworth and Bstar, I must admit that although I expected to pay a variation I wasn't expecting the answers ::smile:: I think for the sake of sanity iin the future the…

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Steveo
Feb 28, 2011 6:56 pm
Steveo
rramesh
rramesh
28 February 2011

Neighbours builder nightmare!!!

Neighbours builder nightmare!!!

This was good advice called my Estate and the developer was pretty helpful gave me instructions on what needs to be done. I then called the council and reported the matter…

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rramesh
Feb 28, 2011 7:09 pm
Machiars
Machiars
28 February 2011

Delay's Doreen, Mernda and South Morang?

Delay's Doreen, Mernda and South Morang?
VIC

Blues there are a few in the same boat in your area. I know of 3 or 4 houses adjacent to ours that have been waiting a similar time frame. Hope you're in soon. It can be…

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Machiars
Feb 28, 2011 10:15 pm
Machiars
gogo65
gogo65
1 March 2011

Custom Build 101 - a few basic questions (Sydney)

Custom Build 101 - a few basic questions (Sydney)
NSW

Good luck budgnbear, Hope everything goes well with Zac Homes, we should have a basic design form right build today or tomorrow, really interested in what they come up…

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gogo65
Mar 01, 2011 8:23 am
gogo65
just Erin
just Erin
1 March 2011

house setbacks are wrong

house setbacks are wrong
WA

Beat me to it donuts :D I was going to say, tinka please let us know who you go

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just Erin
Mar 01, 2011 9:57 am
just Erin
Koala_kate
Koala_kate
1 March 2011

Building Liberty 42 by Met&con, Melbourne

Building Liberty 42 by Met&con, Melbourne
VIC

There are plenty of Liberty threads with pics....like this one in particular....hope this helps.

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Koala_kate
Mar 01, 2011 12:22 pm
Cabnur9
Cabnur9
1 March 2011

Bamboo Fencing/Screening...

Bamboo Fencing/Screening...

Thanks for all your help, both myself and my neighbour have both enquired about this house to the building surveyor and the estate developers and they said something about…

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Cabnur9
Mar 01, 2011 12:36 pm
Phillshz
Phillshz
1 March 2011

Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls
VIC

What about a drop edge beam in your slab design? It acts as a retaining wall for the length of your building/slab and can be used in a habitable room.

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Phillshz
Mar 01, 2011 1:55 pm
kyton
kyton
1 March 2011

Giving keys to Tradesman

Giving keys to Tradesman

Your insurance wouldn't cover any stolen / damage as you "invited" the person in (unless you have accidental coverage but still wouldn't cover theft). We gave our…

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kyton
Mar 01, 2011 4:50 pm
kyton
kyton
kyton
1 March 2011

Five and a half months, even roof tile has not been finished

Five and a half months, even roof tile has not been finished
NSW

As bad as it sounds - have they gone over their contract period? If not you really don't have a leg to stand on to complain at this stage. The $15 a day is standard in NSW…

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kyton
Mar 01, 2011 5:50 pm
kyton
pman
pman
1 March 2011

Lighting place in Sydney

Lighting place in Sydney
NSW

Hi Sue, How much was it per globe for the LED light? and what model did you choose? Beacon told me they would be getting LED lights in a month's time

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pman
Mar 01, 2011 9:41 pm
radcliffek
radcliffek
2 March 2011

Homes with Austral graphite bricks

Homes with Austral graphite bricks
VIC

Hi Adrian, Please give me a call at our Austral Bricks Display Centre, 140 High Street, Thomastown Ph: 9303 4088 and I can give you some addresses of homes built using our…

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radcliffek
Mar 02, 2011 10:22 am
clown
clown
2 March 2011

importing LED downlights and timber windows from China

importing LED downlights and timber windows from China
NSW

Hi everyone, I am building my own house. Just wondering if anyone has actually imported LED downlights, timber windows and toilet suites from China?? I know that these…

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clown
Mar 02, 2011 11:19 am
Bruno
Bruno
2 March 2011

Flooring and Refrigerated cooling options

Flooring and Refrigerated cooling options
VIC

Hi guys Thanks for all the responses. :D Echo, We are building a 46 square double storey house. We are building in the new Mirvac estate in Wantirna South. We do not…

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Bruno
Mar 02, 2011 12:01 pm
patsam
patsam
2 March 2011

Concrete Driveway Contacts

Concrete Driveway Contacts
NSW

Hi everyone, We are getting to the final stages of building our Masterton Santorini home and are after any good recommended concrete guys to do our driveway. Also if they…

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patsam
Mar 02, 2011 12:44 pm
Eve Dweller
Eve Dweller
2 March 2011

Cabinet Maker for PD Lifestyle

Cabinet Maker for PD Lifestyle
VIC

I think the cabinets are all flat pack anyway. You can order them online. Will look up the link.

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Eve Dweller
Mar 02, 2011 1:08 pm
khpatoary
khpatoary
2 March 2011

Nearly there

Nearly there
1, 2

Final Inspection early next week. DPC issue not resolved…

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khpatoary
Mar 02, 2011 6:32 pm
Ben & Melissa
Ben & Melissa
2 March 2011

Our First Ever Home

Our First Ever Home
1, 2

Hey nickbell would really love to know how it has all gone knowing it has been quite a while since an up date. My GF and I are about to start building the Columbia in…

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Ben & Melissa
Mar 02, 2011 7:42 pm
higherdestiny
higherdestiny
2 March 2011

Ladies - I need your help :) Kitchen Benchtop question!!!!

Ladies - I need your help :) Kitchen Benchtop question!!!!
QLD

1) They did a pretty good job of the benchtop install - would be a shame to rip it up 2) Overwhelmingly most people I asked suggested Matt was their preferred option 3) I…

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higherdestiny
Mar 02, 2011 8:17 pm
zozo
zozo
3 March 2011

RightBuild or Cosmo

RightBuild or Cosmo

We're with the other mob. We requested a quote in early September, paid a deposit, we are building the exact dimensions of the display home in the estate and we got to…

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zozo
Mar 03, 2011 8:17 pm
chief HBS
chief HBS
4 March 2011

Pools with Glass Walls

Pools with Glass Walls
SA

OUCH ::hyst:: my budget at the moment is around $60k shy of that !!!

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chief HBS
Mar 04, 2011 8:09 am
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
4 March 2011

Metr!con...Tiling Done/Carpet Done....PICS p7...Handover Tue

Metr!con...Tiling Done/Carpet Done....PICS p7...Handover Tue
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

BTW, are your pendants the 'Chantelle black string pendants' from WWOL?

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Rudolf1980
Mar 04, 2011 12:08 pm
Rudolf1980
sleven
sleven
4 March 2011

Roof that looks like tiles, but isn't?

Roof that looks like tiles, but isn't?
SA

There was a house being built a few years ago in our area - it was a Hampton's style kit home and it came from the US in a container - would never be able to tell it was a…

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sleven
Mar 04, 2011 2:04 pm
sleven
GroovyOne
GroovyOne
4 March 2011

Bathroom Windows - Frosting/Tinting

Bathroom Windows - Frosting/Tinting
VIC
1, 2

Decision made. We are sticking with Satinlite. If I hate it later I will change it to clear. Thanks to everyone for tips etc.

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GroovyOne
Mar 04, 2011 2:13 pm
agabob
agabob
4 March 2011

Our Ellenbrook Ultimate Home - Pad Down

Our Ellenbrook Ultimate Home - Pad Down
WA

Hey Jenny, I think you already at the stage when you should start your own thread to rant and show off. Anyway welcome to little H1 family and Ellenbrook family ::lol::

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agabob
Mar 04, 2011 5:59 pm
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sharky55_shan
Mar 04, 2011 8:04 pm
sharky55_shan
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Kaytee
Mar 04, 2011 8:40 pm
Kaytee
docker_rob
docker_rob
4 March 2011

Mistakes in plans

Mistakes in plans
WA

We are going through similar situation - tiles that are layed throughout house have white grout instead of dark grey that we chose. But...on pre-start day…

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docker_rob
Mar 04, 2011 9:05 pm
docker_rob
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bicko123
Mar 04, 2011 9:32 pm
GoLights
GoLights
6 January 2014

Need advice - Downlight choices with Porter Davis (PD)

Need advice - Downlight choices with Porter Davis (PD)

Hi guys, Im an electrician by trade, and have sold hundreds of downlights to customers like yourselves looking to save on the installation of downlights. I would suggest…

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GoLights
Jan 06, 2014 1:33 pm
GoLights
bashworth
bashworth
5 March 2011

What happens if client is overseas when PCI is due?

What happens if client is overseas when PCI is due?
WA

Basically if the delay is more than 7days you are liable for interest on the outstanding amount. the amount of interest should be written on your contract but is normally…

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bashworth
Mar 05, 2011 7:43 am
bashworth
Reveler
Reveler
5 March 2011

Revelers Build - New Generation in Success

Revelers Build - New Generation in Success
WA

yeh, the block is too narrow to get that area larger. Its the same as our current hall at home though and we managed to get all the furniture through so hopefully it should be ok.

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Reveler
Mar 05, 2011 12:07 pm
barker
barker
5 March 2011

Greywater reuse for washing machines and filtration

Greywater reuse for washing machines and filtration
NSW

Hi yogi, Am getting a whole house filter for the tank water but grey water needs to be a NSW health approved treatment system to be able to store and use grey water so a…

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barker
Mar 05, 2011 6:54 pm
barker
sturmmann
sturmmann
6 March 2011

dennis family homes

dennis family homes
1, 2, 3

Hi We have been looking at a few builders and came across Dennis yeaterday, had a good chat with the sales member @ Epping (very helpful). The house we are looking at is…

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sturmmann
Mar 06, 2011 7:59 am
themoglin
themoglin
6 March 2011

Hi all.

Hi all.
VIC

We built the Retreat with them, nearly finished, expect handover in a couple of weeks. Building with them has been a dream compared to some of the stories out there. The…

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themoglin
Mar 06, 2011 9:33 am
Dollar
Dollar
6 March 2011

Which first .. house design or land??

Which first .. house design or land??
NSW

We did the plans 1st so we could work out budget of the house first then work out how much we could spend for the land and the builder could give us an idea if the block…

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Dollar
Mar 06, 2011 2:25 pm
lloyd1
lloyd1
6 March 2011

windows/ upgrades

windows/ upgrades
WA

thanks guys, I thought as much

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lloyd1
Mar 06, 2011 3:05 pm
southbank
southbank
6 March 2011

Building our second home with Statesman

Building our second home with Statesman
SA
1, 2, 3

Hi Secondhomebuilder, my husband and I are looking at building the Adelaide Mk II with Statesman and would love to know how things worked out for you. Are you now in your…

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southbank
Mar 06, 2011 5:01 pm
southbank
rodnmon
rodnmon
6 March 2011

Plans for a wide block

Plans for a wide block
NSW

You don't say where you are building, but have you googled 'ranch style homes'? Try these for a starting point:

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rodnmon
Mar 06, 2011 5:28 pm
ourhome
ourhome
7 March 2011

Colorbond Evening Haze for garage door

Colorbond Evening Haze for garage door
VIC

We have Evening Haze for the garage door, guttering, fascia and…

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ourhome
Mar 07, 2011 12:58 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
7 March 2011

Steel Frames

Steel Frames
NSW

Welcome to the forum meve :D ...it's a question that's been asked a few times, some answers I found using the search functionality of the forum. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=437

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to_do_list
Mar 07, 2011 9:36 am
to_do_list


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