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andy
andy
25 July 2010

What after PCI - no trust

What after PCI - no trust
1, 2

Lets see what happens the SS informed me at PCI that the render was covering the 5MM gap ,but I didnt buy that and called their bluff . I was then informed that they will…

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andy
Jul 25, 2010 9:31 am

Its seems like ages since i have posted the progress of the house.The brickies started laying the bricks last monday and have almost finished 2/3rds of the brickwork.The…

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Dr Shenai
Jul 25, 2010 4:17 pm
Lex
Lex
25 July 2010

When should I get gas connected?

When should I get gas connected?
NSW

Hahaha, probably so !!! I saw this link somewhere http://www.switchwise.com.au later today and it gives a very rough overview (due to…

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Lex
Jul 25, 2010 4:47 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
25 July 2010

SIMONDS HOMES Frame Inspection Report

SIMONDS HOMES Frame Inspection Report

That's a bit odd to me. It would be nice to hear what are other people's experiences with the PCA. I'm pretty sure that you can expect more from the PCA (there is info on…

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Lex
Jul 25, 2010 6:47 pm
Lex
Southies
Southies
25 July 2010

garage door?

garage door?

piccies ?? :th:

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Southies
Jul 25, 2010 7:07 pm
Southies
mjt084
mjt084
25 July 2010

Anyone Recently Built In Newcastle City Council?

Anyone Recently Built In Newcastle City Council?
NSW

Hmmmm good point.... Unless someone has a recent experience in Newcastle I think it may be best to just contact council tommorrow.

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mjt084
Jul 25, 2010 9:54 pm
ralwig88
ralwig88
26 July 2010

Building Inspector for Brisbane

Building Inspector for Brisbane
QLD

Just to resurrect this thread, any good building inspectors in North East Brisbane ? At which stages are the best to get in the independent building inspector? cheers,

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ralwig88
Jul 26, 2010 7:14 am
morox
morox
26 July 2010

Building on a sloping block (Vic)

Building on a sloping block (Vic)
VIC

Can anyone recommend any builders who build on sloping blocks - Yarra Valley area? I would love any info, feedback or advise. We have seen a block of land we LOVE but it…

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morox
Jul 26, 2010 7:31 am
carlswil
carlswil
26 July 2010

Issys 'Hamilton Alfresco'- YEY, guess what?...HAND-OVER

Issys 'Hamilton Alfresco'- YEY, guess what?...HAND-OVER
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Issy, so glad to read that all of your building issues had a happy ending finally :) We were pariciularly interested to hear about…

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carlswil
Jul 26, 2010 9:42 am
buildingwest
buildingwest
26 July 2010

Quotation with National Builders Group (NBG)

Quotation with National Builders Group (NBG)
VIC

Hi, With NBG once you pay the $2000 to accept the quotation you move onto the contract stage. If for some reason you do not proceed to go ahead with the build then the…

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buildingwest
Jul 26, 2010 1:21 pm
Jax&Trav
Jax&Trav
26 July 2010

Re: Thinking of Building in WA

Re: Thinking of Building in WA
WA

You could approach any builder in WA and probably get a solution within your budget. Some people will have good experiences with one builder, and others will have bad…

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Jax&Trav
Jul 26, 2010 2:45 pm
Yagnesh
Yagnesh
26 July 2010

Cost of Render - front facade - PorterDavis Foxley29

Cost of Render - front facade - PorterDavis Foxley29
VIC

We are planning to build a Porter Davis Foxley29 home, we have just paid a deposit and now going through all the options and hopetoun Interior upgrdae choices. One…

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Yagnesh
Jul 26, 2010 3:58 pm
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The Little Misses
Jul 26, 2010 5:59 pm
The Little Misses
gumboots
gumboots
26 July 2010

Any recommend concreters in Point Cook?

Any recommend concreters in Point Cook?
VIC

No I don't think I have any photos of the areas he did on my place. You could probably ask him for some though.

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gumboots
Jul 26, 2010 7:34 pm
emilygirl
emilygirl
26 July 2010

Does Anyone Have M3tr1con Brick Catergory Prices?

Does Anyone Have M3tr1con Brick Catergory Prices?

:) Were in Victoria and we are going with the Hawthorn too.. They are Cat 4 for extra $2808....They are Austral range. Cat 3 in Austral range was $1664..(latrobe ).. Boral…

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emilygirl
Jul 26, 2010 7:52 pm
brb_654
brb_654
26 July 2010

AVJ OUR BUILD

AVJ OUR BUILD
NSW

Hi ktspruse Congrats on your progress so far!! My last home was built with AVJ and we were happy with the quality. Hope it all goes smoothly for you.

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brb_654
Jul 26, 2010 9:14 pm
brb_654
somewoman
somewoman
26 July 2010

Elevation Colour Recommendation

Elevation Colour Recommendation

I would do the entry portico and the setback part of the facade (bedroom/robe) in dune to tie in with the fascia, then pick a lighter colour (maybe quarter strength?) for…

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somewoman
Jul 26, 2010 9:30 pm
somewoman
vxchev
vxchev
26 July 2010

Metric@n Jasper 37 (Vic)

Metric@n Jasper 37 (Vic)
VIC
1, 2

The Metric@n QA guy was on site today, hopefully nothing much wrong. I am sure he would of picked up the substandard work on the render, the average stain job on the…

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vxchev
Jul 26, 2010 9:35 pm
free will
free will
26 July 2010

Builder has damaged neighbours property but wont pay

Builder has damaged neighbours property but wont pay
SA

Basically, you are both responsible: 1. Owner allowing builders to do the work 2 Builders for causing the damage. So your neighbour could take legal action against…

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free will
Jul 26, 2010 10:29 pm
JamesandElisha
JamesandElisha
27 July 2010

Plaster to window gap appears too big under architrave

Plaster to window gap appears too big under architrave

Thanks Ed, Maybe no packers were fitted prior to the gap being covered up and this may be the cause of the plaster/architrave join cracks. ::angry:: All other window/plaster…

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JamesandElisha
Jul 27, 2010 11:15 am
Yagnesh
Yagnesh
27 July 2010

Fencer needed in Taylors Hill VIC

Fencer needed in Taylors Hill VIC
VIC

Hi Kate, your info on Fencing will be very helpful.. though after few months as we are just in tender stage...We are also building in Taylors Hill thr porter davis.. Just…

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Yagnesh
Jul 27, 2010 12:20 pm
SherWin
SherWin
27 July 2010

Is this brickwork acceptable?

Is this brickwork acceptable?
VIC

eddie8 and glenp ..... check your pm

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SherWin
Jul 27, 2010 12:59 pm
roblea2
roblea2
27 July 2010

Cascades on Clyde

Cascades on Clyde
VIC

Thanks for that, I will go and check it out.

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roblea2
Jul 27, 2010 2:18 pm
chriskan
chriskan
27 July 2010

Arena at Officer - is anyone building there?!

Arena at Officer - is anyone building there?!
VIC

Hi Peppa Pig, we're building in Arena too, our block is in Arena Parade. We settled on the 23rd of June so now frantically looking at displays! NBG is on our short list…

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chriskan
Jul 27, 2010 4:18 pm
joles
joles
27 July 2010

Those with ceasarstone waterfall edging..... help please

Those with ceasarstone waterfall edging..... help please

For us Westside Sealants did it. They did all the caulking in the bathrooms, laundry and around doorways, etc. So for us, it wasn't a job for the cabinetmaker and it was…

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joles
Jul 27, 2010 4:51 pm
joles
The Little Misses
The Little Misses
27 July 2010

Ideas for a render colour????

Ideas for a render colour????

Your elevation is only the size of a stamp on my screen Have you thought about something a little darker to give it a little more oomph? As all your colours, bar the…

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The Little Misses
Jul 27, 2010 10:36 pm
The Little Misses
Lex
Lex
28 July 2010

Defective Brickwork - What would you do?

Defective Brickwork - What would you do?
VIC

+1 I failed to mention that, since your mortar does not meet Australian Standard AS3700, what is the point of them trying to make it cosmetically better!? If it's not…

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Lex
Jul 28, 2010 9:43 am
Lex
raya
raya
28 July 2010

Imported Plaster.....Concerns..??

Imported Plaster.....Concerns..??
VIC

Hi there Well to say not too much about imported products would be detrimental to the Australian building industry as a whole. We do however use many imported products…

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raya
Jul 28, 2010 9:52 am
ekman
ekman
28 July 2010

Masterton Home Build Help

Masterton Home Build Help
NSW

hi patsam i can feel the pain. i would think that there is some mis-communication (rather zero commun) betn the design office and construction office of Masterton. If you…

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ekman
Jul 28, 2010 10:36 am
just Erin
just Erin
28 July 2010

House quote

House quote
VIC

Sounds about right. Our base price was $194k... but then upgrading floor tiles, adding tiles to extra areas, timber windows on facade, adding fly screens, increased…

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just Erin
Jul 28, 2010 10:37 am
Bagheera
Bagheera
28 July 2010

Problems with render colours.

Problems with render colours.
WA

oh that's a nice place to build - good luck with the colours - hope they will do the right thing for you. BTW there are a few DAH'ers on Homeone and posting updates on

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Bagheera
Jul 28, 2010 11:01 am
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
28 July 2010

DreamStart?? How about Nightmare Start

DreamStart?? How about Nightmare Start

But again this brings up the problem of people not completely understanding what they are getting them self into from the very start. Also, who is to say that this even…

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Nathan SteelFab
Jul 28, 2010 3:33 pm
Nathan SteelFab
Dove
Dove
28 July 2010

Knock Down & Rebuild - I know nothing

Knock Down & Rebuild - I know nothing
VIC

Hi Doonks, we are doing a knock down/re build in the western suburbs. We also knew a bit of nothing. The things that caught us out were: You need a underground…

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Dove
Jul 28, 2010 5:35 pm
Dove
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kexkez
Jul 28, 2010 7:21 pm
kexkez
Nick H
Nick H
28 July 2010

Our Beechwood Homes build, Adelaide SA (Pic heavy!)

Our Beechwood Homes build, Adelaide SA (Pic heavy!)
SA

Ha ha ha, the house isn't big at all. Most of the living area is the second storey, downstairs we only have the garage, entry, home theatre and undercroft storage area…

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Nick H
Jul 28, 2010 8:45 pm
carlswil
carlswil
29 July 2010

Owners Allowed on building site???

Owners Allowed on building site???
1, 2

We received our letter saying we'd been released to construction. In that, it says that we are encouraged to go and inspect the site frequently.

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carlswil
Jul 29, 2010 9:44 am
jacko8317
jacko8317
29 July 2010

building inspectors

building inspectors
NSW

Hi everyone, just started building with Mcdonald Jones Homes,just finished slab stage, has anyone used there own building inspector on the Central Coast as i think that…

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jacko8317
Jul 29, 2010 10:17 am
janenguyen
janenguyen
29 July 2010

What did you do around you house? Did you concrete?

What did you do around you house? Did you concrete?

Thanks for everyones input. l think we'll end up having concrete and then doing a pebble pathway next to it.

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janenguyen
Jul 29, 2010 6:26 pm
bon
bon
29 July 2010

Beach House MJH

Beach House MJH
NSW

Hi and welcome upo I'm building with MJH but not the beach house. If you post this question in the MJH thread you might get a better response. As a rough guide (and…

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bon
Jul 29, 2010 6:58 pm
OwnHome
OwnHome
29 July 2010

BUILDING IN PERTH

BUILDING IN PERTH
WA

Way to go Bagheera......lets do it ... Moving Services in Perth - http://www.affordabledeliveryservices.net/ - A v happy man.

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OwnHome
Jul 29, 2010 7:02 pm
janenguyen
janenguyen
29 July 2010

has anyone used decorwood for decking? Timber look-a-like

has anyone used decorwood for decking? Timber look-a-like

Hi everyone l was hoping to get some info. We are planning on building a deck in the alfresco but we really wanted something that was maintenance free. l came across this…

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janenguyen
Jul 29, 2010 7:02 pm
Pugs
Pugs
29 July 2010

any electricians out there? Question???

any electricians out there? Question???

only real problem is if you don't want them swinging aroun din the wind.... hence my most out door lights are fixed to the roof/ walls...

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Pugs
Jul 29, 2010 8:46 pm
Pugs
pman
pman
29 July 2010

Landscape Plans in Kalina/The Ponds

Landscape Plans in Kalina/The Ponds
NSW

Thanks danana for this info. We got the Guidelines book but it shows only very few plants and says Recommended plants, so would think these are not compulsory and there…

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pman
Jul 29, 2010 9:17 pm
Twiggy
Twiggy
30 July 2010

PD Hayman 34-Mia's Folly 'Yes, I'm Back'

PD Hayman 34-Mia's Folly 'Yes, I'm Back'
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hahaha fantastic :) I do have on good word that Sir Tony was conscripted by Captain Lightyear to aid in construction of a certain Casa...

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Twiggy
Jul 30, 2010 5:33 am
Twiggy
mummamichelle
mummamichelle
30 July 2010

Plantation Homes QLD- Handover Date!!!

Plantation Homes QLD- Handover Date!!!
QLD
1, 2

Shelby!! You should be in by now!! Time for some piccies or your beautiful new home!! Can't wait to see it!!

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mummamichelle
Jul 30, 2010 8:35 am
carlswil
carlswil
30 July 2010

Paying to have plans prepared before approval of loan?

Paying to have plans prepared before approval of loan?
NSW

We got pre-approved so we knew a rough amount of what we could spend, and sent through the masterplans and engineers reports as they became available. Once the bank had…

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carlswil
Jul 30, 2010 11:14 am
riverton30
riverton30
30 July 2010

Allowance for wet days...what does this mean?

Allowance for wet days...what does this mean?

I see.. thanks for the clarification :D Geez I hope we get in before xmas!!

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riverton30
Jul 30, 2010 12:35 pm
crikey!
crikey!
30 July 2010

Understated Provisional Sums

Understated Provisional Sums
WA

we chose a reputable builder and paid the extra dollars so we didn't have the "hidden costs" and were told (by the lousy sales guy) that they were a company that gave…

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crikey!
Jul 30, 2010 1:56 pm


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