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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
Stormy
Stormy
7 March 2011

At what stage of building did you get a date for PCI?

At what stage of building did you get a date for PCI?
VIC

I had one weeks notice. Call on 20th August, inspection on the 27th.

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Stormy
Mar 07, 2011 11:32 am
Stormy
cobblestone
cobblestone
8 March 2011

Settler's Run

Settler's Run
VIC

I know that area quite well. I wouldnt assume that there is any greater reason snakes would be there than anywhere else in cranbourne, yes there is long grass... but also…

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cobblestone
Mar 07, 2011 11:11 pm
b0son
b0son
8 March 2011

Hebel Blocks

Hebel Blocks
NSW

panels. the blocks definitely look like a better way to go.

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b0son
Mar 08, 2011 12:10 am
77lk1
77lk1
8 March 2011

Extension of time due to Weather

Extension of time due to Weather
VIC

Thanks Milesy & chrisandkate We will let them have 8 days. Already completed frame stage. we are happy with progress.

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77lk1
Mar 08, 2011 3:05 pm
Bindi77
Bindi77
8 March 2011

Dennis Family Homes - .. FHOG Extension....

Dennis Family Homes - .. FHOG Extension....
VIC

Hi mayamatt my hubby and I are using a private builder to build roughly the Murchison you are building but with changes to the front having it straight across the house. …

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Bindi77
Mar 08, 2011 7:40 pm
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to_do_list
Mar 08, 2011 8:24 pm
to_do_list
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
9 March 2011

Building at Georges fair

Building at Georges fair
NSW

Welcome Brad we are building on proposed rd 301 in the new parklands release there is a vibrant online community already for Georges fair residents and soon to be residents

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mecha-wombat
Mar 08, 2011 11:50 pm
mecha-wombat
Lex
Lex
9 March 2011

Types of coloured concrete

Types of coloured concrete
VIC
1, 2

Great thread. Deserves to keep going :D

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Lex
Mar 09, 2011 10:14 am
Lex
livewildcard
livewildcard
9 March 2011

First Time Builder

First Time Builder
NSW

Thank you for responding much appreciated. I think I am understanding it more now. We have allocated $15k budget for flooring. In our colour selection we might choose…

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livewildcard
Mar 09, 2011 12:56 pm
77lk1
77lk1
9 March 2011

Building in Kinglake

Building in Kinglake
VIC

JG King Homes, Libreri homes, Bell PC & J build in Kinglake

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77lk1
Mar 09, 2011 4:23 pm
tracey em
tracey em
9 March 2011

Melbourne demolition company

Melbourne demolition company
VIC

We got about 6 quotes varied from $11000 - $14000 (double story house with outbuilding and lots of rubble as hubby demo'd the garage. Went with Ultimate Demolitions Did a…

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tracey em
Mar 09, 2011 4:27 pm
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
9 March 2011

Help!!!

Help!!!
NSW

and this isnt on the plan when you brought the land. check that sheet carefully as everything should be marked on it. if it isnt i would go to the land developer and try…

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sharky55_shan
Mar 09, 2011 4:48 pm
sharky55_shan
bennettebayau
bennettebayau
9 March 2011

Notice to fence, forced to agree

Notice to fence, forced to agree
VIC
1, 2

i am just gonna build my house ,but my neighbour's house is sitting there for couples years as well as the fence, is it meant i need to…

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bennettebayau
Mar 09, 2011 10:30 pm
Goose
Goose
9 March 2011

Passive thermal concrete floor on a slope

Passive thermal concrete floor on a slope
VIC

Hi Mark, I'm planning a build on a steep slope with a suspended concrete slab too. It will be 23m x 11.5m and drops about 3.5m on the diagonal. Current plan is to…

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Goose
Mar 09, 2011 10:37 pm
Goose
MemoriesinStone
MemoriesinStone
10 March 2011

Stone house - owner builder in Northern NSW

Stone house - owner builder in Northern NSW
NSW

Using stone will increase your energy efficiency Not an easy job. Fairly specialized

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MemoriesinStone
Mar 10, 2011 7:51 am
Mrs P
Mrs P
10 March 2011

Garage size!

Garage size!
WA

Ours is 6x6. I just did the same measurements as my dads garage as his has always been big enough

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Mrs P
Mar 10, 2011 8:56 am
kyton
kyton
10 March 2011

Where to begin - can we afford to build?

Where to begin - can we afford to build?
NSW

Summer, welcome to H1. The search function is your first stop. There are tens of threads like yours that can answer your questions. Also some posters will be able to…

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kyton
Mar 10, 2011 12:01 pm
kyton
luke81
luke81
17 October 2011

Patios... How hard could it be to get a quote!!!

Patios... How hard could it be to get a quote!!!

We used outdoor world in canning vale and they were great. The quote was done and two weeks after it was council approved it was installed.

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luke81
Oct 17, 2011 5:14 pm
Krysti1
Krysti1
10 March 2011

Building Virgin - Highbury Park Baldivis (Affordable Living)

Building Virgin - Highbury Park Baldivis (Affordable Living)
WA
1, 2, 3

Hey Nikki, I just organised my fencing the other day. I don't know if yours will be the same - we don't get free landscaping, just a rebate once we have done it. We had…

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Krysti1
Mar 10, 2011 9:37 pm
Tool
Tool
11 March 2011

NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!

NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Hi Blessedpeople, I understand that building is never easy and there are bound to be problems. I am however frusstrated at the lack of expertise and knowledge I…

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Tool
Mar 10, 2011 11:24 pm
btherl
btherl
11 March 2011

Question everyone - opinions pls on site cost variation

Question everyone - opinions pls on site cost variation
VIC

I think it would depend on why the retaining wall was built .. did your neighbour cut as well, making the wall required both for their cut and for your fill? If that's…

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btherl
Mar 11, 2011 10:17 am
btherl
bashworth
bashworth
11 March 2011

Builder asking for retaining wall - help & suggestions pls

Builder asking for retaining wall - help & suggestions pls
VIC

With the site slope and the building so close to the boundaries I can't see how you can get away without a low retaining wall. Regards

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bashworth
Mar 11, 2011 11:32 am
bashworth
sidvin
sidvin
11 March 2011

How long to get occupancy permit

How long to get occupancy permit
VIC

yes, but my question is whether the penalty amount should be calculated till the occupancy permit issue date or the handover date. the builder is saying it is till the OC…

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sidvin
Mar 11, 2011 3:16 pm
Bindi77
Bindi77
12 March 2011

Is it reasonable to pay $20k for 15000 L rainwater tank?

Is it reasonable to pay $20k for 15000 L rainwater tank?
NSW

check out heritage tanks we have ordered one 129,000 litres for around $10,000 they have a gutter and all fittings for firefighting.

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Bindi77
Mar 12, 2011 2:53 pm
bashworth
bashworth
12 March 2011

Sewerage Survey

Sewerage Survey
QLD

Just Google cctv sewer Bribane You will find a number of companies

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bashworth
Mar 12, 2011 3:46 pm
bashworth
jan P
jan P
13 March 2011

exterior walls - limestone or render?

exterior walls - limestone or render?
WA

Hi, we're beginning to build a new home and we're tossing up between render and limestone. We're looking for an Italian style house either with a pinkish/beige render…

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jan P
Mar 13, 2011 12:07 pm
vegemite2
vegemite2
13 March 2011

Moroka finish / Rendering costs?

Moroka finish / Rendering costs?
NSW

The render probably wont be more expensive post construction but messy it is so negotiate with your flowers!!! Beware though render/bagging it all…

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vegemite2
Mar 13, 2011 2:14 pm
Heisenberg
Heisenberg
13 March 2011

Kurrajong Bricks - Happy or Unhappy??

Kurrajong Bricks - Happy or Unhappy??
VIC

H, we've picked these as well, after looking at plenty with Porter Davis. To see some completed have a look at SSAZ's blog for the finished…

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Heisenberg
Mar 13, 2011 5:56 pm
Heisenberg
~Nic~
~Nic~
13 March 2011

Guttering/Dowpipe over garage

Guttering/Dowpipe over garage
VIC

Nope, image didn't work... I just clicked on properties to get the URL and found it that way...

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~Nic~
Mar 13, 2011 10:24 pm
~Nic~

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