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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 27, 2010 12:46 am
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 7:16 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 7:18 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 8:48 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 12:41 pm
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 1:07 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 11:00 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 6:19 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 7:02 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 8:57 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 9:36 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 11:55 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 1:41 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 1:49 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 9:30 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 11:55 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 11:27 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 29, 2010 12:34 am
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 8:49 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 9:28 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 11:11 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 1:05 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 2:01 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 6:17 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 8:37 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 10:40 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 11:11 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 10:27 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 10:28 am
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Piper+1
Sep 30, 2010 3:09 pm

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

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stonecutter1309
Sep 30, 2010 5:00 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 9:25 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 10:06 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 1:12 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 1:57 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 2:55 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 5:23 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 5:38 pm
builda
builda
builda
1 October 2010

Planning permit conditions and landscape plan query

Planning permit conditions and landscape plan query
VIC

At this stage you have gotten away with it however that scenario suggests that the Building Inspector has failed to check and has missed this condition. Tuck your…

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builda
Oct 01, 2010 5:40 pm
builda
jb_money
jb_money
12 October 2010

Is this how Banks are here ??

Is this how Banks are here ??

That works out to be around $85 in additional interest. Yes it is annoying, however complaining to the bank and hassling them for it would probably take up more than $85…

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jb_money
Oct 12, 2010 3:26 pm
acrebuild1
acrebuild1
1 October 2010

Does this timeframe seem LONG!

Does this timeframe seem LONG!
NSW

Thanx for your reply KristE. As it turned out we received the building pack in todays mail. so just need to call the bank to get the fixed priced tender approved (which…

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acrebuild1
Oct 01, 2010 10:12 pm
Budget-Self-Pack
Budget-Self-Pack
19 October 2016

Removalist Recommendations in Melbourne

Removalist Recommendations in Melbourne
1, 2

If you want to move further in future to anywhere in Australia then call Cbdmovers professionals for all kinds of moving solutions. They have a team of highly trained…

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Budget-Self-Pack
Oct 19, 2016 10:48 pm
Budget-Self-Pack
Jagw
Jagw
2 October 2010

Paving suggestions to match Boral Coco????

Paving suggestions to match Boral Coco????

Hi all. We are in the process of rebuilding, and are bricking in Boral Aspire Coco. We're trying to choose some pavers to go with the brick, but are having a bit of…

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Jagw
Oct 02, 2010 8:58 pm
OMG
OMG
3 October 2010

Who was looking for a pet door?

Who was looking for a pet door?

Thanks heaps for posting this! We had seen one of these years ago at someones house but had never seen them to buy!!! Guess what my puppy will be…

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OMG
Oct 03, 2010 11:06 am
SunshineT
SunshineT
10 October 2010

Colours: Sorbetto/Sirius Cove with Woodlands Grey & driveby

Colours: Sorbetto/Sirius Cove with Woodlands Grey & driveby

Okidoki, finally updated my thread (in signature below) with final DA plans and photo of external colour choices. Finding it hard to quite let go of Sorbetto, so I…

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SunshineT
Oct 10, 2010 3:10 pm
SunshineT
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Cat
Oct 03, 2010 1:37 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
3 October 2010

Visable plaster joins. Why & what you can do about it.

Visable plaster joins. Why & what you can do about it.

Yep,carpy job ::hyst:: ::angry:: ,we did better ourselves with our reno :D It does look like they have not filled it in properly, tape/fill/sand,fill/sand,fill/sand well thats what we did…

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kerry-ann
Oct 03, 2010 3:01 pm
b0b555
b0b555
3 October 2010

Building in Qld with Plantation Homes (aka Henley)

Building in Qld with Plantation Homes (aka Henley)
QLD
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We are in the process of building the Doulton Q2 at Coomera. We took the render out of the contract. It was around $18.5K for us. We have had quotes around the $6K - $7K…

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b0b555
Oct 03, 2010 3:17 pm
b0b555


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