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ECOECO
ECOECO
11 August 2010

920mm XN6 Front door and sidelight

920mm XN6 Front door and sidelight

Doesn't make sense to me... ask again. Timber or…

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ECOECO
Aug 11, 2010 8:25 pm
ECOECO
JamesandElisha
JamesandElisha
11 August 2010

Rangehood ducted into roof vs recirc mode?

Rangehood ducted into roof vs recirc mode?

Hmmmm, so after doing some research and finding out my rangehood is not a recirculatory one, I double checked the contract specification and it states, rangehood must…

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JamesandElisha
Aug 11, 2010 11:24 pm
giblet
giblet
12 August 2010

Soakwells !!!

Soakwells !!!
WA

My site supervisor (not Plunkett) said there was nothing they could do to stop me putting in soakwells on the weekends, and the suggested I do it after the roof is on. …

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giblet
Aug 12, 2010 2:40 am
2nd time building
2nd time building
12 August 2010

First Time building with MJH

First Time building with MJH
NSW

Hi We are currently building with MJH in Maitland and was wondering how much notice you received before Handover. We have been told that the house should be completed by…

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2nd time building
Aug 12, 2010 9:16 am
pleasedontgo
pleasedontgo
12 August 2010

Eaves + Water = ?

Eaves + Water = ?
WA

2.4 DURABILITY All sheets should be dry before fixing to framing. This will improve jointing durability. Sheets should not be fixed…

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pleasedontgo
Aug 12, 2010 11:04 am
manda1146
manda1146
12 August 2010

Our Home Monterey 993 Q3

Our Home Monterey 993 Q3
VIC

Congrats on your site start! My partner and I are also building the Monterey Q3, we are just waiting for our land to title in october! Where are you building? Make sure…

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manda1146
Aug 12, 2010 11:55 am
ddsttl
ddsttl
12 August 2010

build a Denvor 46

build a Denvor 46
QLD

Hi all I am new to this forum, haven’t got time to read through most of the posts. I found some of the discussions are very helpful to me. I am about to sign a contract…

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ddsttl
Aug 12, 2010 2:07 pm
johnnydust
johnnydust
12 August 2010

Builder or Electrician? - Advice Please

Builder or Electrician? - Advice Please
VIC

Hi everyone, I am building a home with Porter Davis and have just done my electrical plan, The only extras I have are 3 baton lights, 5 downlights, 2 extra tv points,…

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johnnydust
Aug 12, 2010 6:14 pm
Az & Jayde
Az & Jayde
12 August 2010

Affordable Living Homes

Affordable Living Homes
WA

Hey all, We are new to the forum. Looks Great BTW. Some very nice homes being built. Anyhoo.... We are going with Affordable Living and are about 10 weeks from hand…

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Az & Jayde
Aug 12, 2010 6:54 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
12 August 2010

How do you deal with negative comments about your house?

How do you deal with negative comments about your house?
1, 2

I gree with the others, most the time its just jealousy. I haven't had many people say anything nasty, just a few odd remarks which I quickly cut back down to size :) Either…

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cazoraz
Aug 12, 2010 10:06 pm
cazoraz
Ames84
Ames84
13 August 2010

PCI - who ELSE can come?

PCI - who ELSE can come?
NSW

I took my brother with me cause he was someone who hadn't seen the house very much (and he used to sell tiles and carpets) and he was going to be able to pick up some…

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Ames84
Aug 13, 2010 9:20 am
Ames84

Hi, we have canterbury bricks with off white mortar, but we have woodland grey facia and gutters and roof and downpipes. I think ironstone will look fine, it will pick up…

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donuts
Aug 13, 2010 10:07 am
donuts
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
13 August 2010

Retaining walls - field river estate

Retaining walls - field river estate
SA

Unless specified in your contract I would suggest that retaining walls would not be included in the build cost. You definitley need to speak to your builder regarding…

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KnockItDown
Aug 13, 2010 12:34 pm
KnockItDown
oze
oze
13 August 2010

Thank you Homeone Forum :D

Thank you Homeone Forum :D

I want to add my thanks too. This forum totally rocks!!! I seriously could not have done it without you all either. I could write a book with the amount priceless info…

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oze
Aug 13, 2010 3:58 pm
oze
Dove
Dove
13 August 2010

The Journey Home - Help needed

The Journey Home - Help needed
VIC
1, 2

Maybe its the builder you were with?? We worked with our builder on what we wanted and what they could provide. They were very through with the contract to ensure that all…

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Dove
Aug 13, 2010 5:21 pm
Dove
ktspruce
ktspruce
13 August 2010

Terminating contract

Terminating contract

Hi, we also lost faith in our builder during the tender/contract time. I was so disheartened with the customer service and the inconsistancies of what the sales…

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ktspruce
Aug 13, 2010 6:00 pm
d@n
d@n
13 August 2010

Exterior Colour Help Please!!!!

Exterior Colour Help Please!!!!
SA

People tend to use surfmist or dune for the roof. They are lighter and more neutral colours, easier to blend with other colours of the facade.

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d@n
Aug 13, 2010 7:57 pm
Stormy
Stormy
14 August 2010

Project homes? Experiences? Unexpected costs?

Project homes? Experiences? Unexpected costs?
NSW

Hi Lynster, Welcome to the forum! We did a KDRB in Melbourne last year and it is no where near completed in 18 months (although the actual demo and rebuild took 1 year).…

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Stormy
Aug 14, 2010 9:39 am
Stormy
joles
joles
14 August 2010

Meter Box

Meter Box

Yep, ours was a beigey/paperbark colour, then was painted Evening Haze at the end. I guess the reason that they paint it as opposed to having a colourbond one is that it…

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joles
Aug 14, 2010 11:06 am
joles
cazoraz
cazoraz
14 August 2010

Caz's Atherton- deck and yard starting soon!- pg 40

Caz's Atherton- deck and yard starting soon!- pg 40
VIC
1 ... 38, 39, 40

hi cazoraz, love your pics of your house! found your pics of your kitchen, same benchtops as mine!! loving them! can i ask what is the name of…

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cazoraz
Aug 14, 2010 5:06 pm
cazoraz
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 August 2010

Paint colour that looks like annodised alumininum

Paint colour that looks like annodised alumininum

Anyone know of the name, type or colour of the paint that looks like annodised aluminium. Mr.…

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ECOECO
Aug 14, 2010 5:47 pm
ECOECO
tobehomeowner
tobehomeowner
14 August 2010

Anyone in The Grove, Truganina or other estates in Truganina

Anyone in The Grove, Truganina or other estates in Truganina
VIC

Hi I bought land in The Grove estate in Truganina. Did you get the land titled. Mine is in Septemeber.

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tobehomeowner
Aug 14, 2010 11:54 pm
vincent337
vincent337
15 August 2010

Gap between the window and bricks(side)

Gap between the window and bricks(side)
NSW

Thanks guys, Ed plaster is finished so I dunno whats he gonna do will talk to him in two days see whats happenning.

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vincent337
Aug 15, 2010 4:34 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
16 August 2010

Unfinished work.

Unfinished work.
VIC

Well you can withhold payment if you do it in a smart and structured manner. So rather than just saying "no money till it's fixed you <INSERT DESIRED WORDS>", you would…

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Adam.M
Aug 16, 2010 8:44 am
BZMZ
BZMZ
16 August 2010

Masterton Crystal Split Level - moved in

Masterton Crystal Split Level - moved in
NSW
1, 2

Hi Ekman I am sorry to hear the sad news. That's 3 x H1 sad news I've received this morning in similar capacity. You must be thrilled with your home and I bet it looks…

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BZMZ
Aug 16, 2010 12:20 pm
Dreamer
Dreamer
16 August 2010

Coral Homes

Coral Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

This is where we…

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Dreamer
Aug 16, 2010 1:56 pm
catjim
catjim
16 August 2010

Melbourne Garage Doors

Melbourne Garage Doors
VIC

We used Dandenong Garage Doors for the B&D roller door replacement on our current house. We had a tilt a door and it was a tricky replacement job but they worked around…

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catjim
Aug 16, 2010 9:01 pm
Gizmo19
Gizmo19
17 August 2010

Soakwell dillema

Soakwell dillema

We got our soakwells dug in and thought we were getting the complete job - last time we go through someone who knows someone ::sad:: Does anyone know of someone who will come…

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Gizmo19
Aug 17, 2010 12:39 am
Southies
Southies
17 August 2010

Has anyone built the Eden Brae Memphis 26?

Has anyone built the Eden Brae Memphis 26?
NSW

Not knowing your circumstances, have you considered the size of your future family get-togethers? When all our kids are with us around the table, we're usually…

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Southies
Aug 17, 2010 7:54 am
Southies
ring09
ring09
17 August 2010

Site Costs

Site Costs
VIC

If you have a builder in mind - see if you can take along the engineering report for the block and any other info to get them to quote you the site costs involved. I…

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ring09
Aug 17, 2010 11:24 am
ring09
Kridge
Kridge
17 August 2010

Carpet Underlay... is there a difference? - Upgrade or not?

Carpet Underlay... is there a difference? - Upgrade or not?

Thanks for all the replys guys we will go with the good one ( what's another $600!) Great idea re checking we get what we pay for. :) Will do that as well. - Thanks everyone :)

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Kridge
Aug 17, 2010 5:09 pm
staunts68
staunts68
17 August 2010

Has anyone built with Hepner Homes in QLD?

Has anyone built with Hepner Homes in QLD?
QLD

Hi there, know it's an old thread but thought I'd jump in just in case anyone else was looking. See my reply to another thread…

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staunts68
Aug 17, 2010 5:44 pm
staunts68
staunts68
17 August 2010

Builder Recomendations -North Brisbane

Builder Recomendations -North Brisbane
QLD

Hi there, know it's an old thread but thought I'd jump in just in case you were still interested. We are building with Hepner Homes (Woodford). Very satisfied so far. See…

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staunts68
Aug 17, 2010 5:48 pm
MBBN
MBBN
17 August 2010

Neighbour angry after we removed some retaining wall

Neighbour angry after we removed some retaining wall
NSW
1, 2

I did say I would cause offence! As Kerry-Ann said....it's a retaining wall/fence.....not a big pink thing!

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MBBN
Aug 17, 2010 7:03 pm
nicolebyron
nicolebyron
17 August 2010

BUILDING A POOL CABANNA AND TIMBER DECK

BUILDING A POOL CABANNA AND TIMBER DECK
NSW

I have plans for a pool cabanna which is 42m2 with a pitched colourbond roof and colourbond walls and sliding doors at the front. what should it cost? I also need a…

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nicolebyron
Aug 17, 2010 8:40 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
17 August 2010

Roof. Colourbond or Tiles

Roof. Colourbond or Tiles
WA

Thanks to everyone for the responses. We are choosing the Colorbond as we personally like the look of it. I have lived in a house with…

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Huggy_B
Aug 17, 2010 10:01 pm
Huggy_B
Dollar
Dollar
17 August 2010

Anyone Building M'ricon Lumeah Vogue Facade?!?!?!

Anyone Building M'ricon Lumeah Vogue Facade?!?!?!
VIC

All I can say is I love what I see of your facade. Love it!

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Dollar
Aug 17, 2010 10:39 pm
cbboyz
cbboyz
17 August 2010

Building Duplex Townhouses

Building Duplex Townhouses
VIC

Hi, Im in the process of looking for a builder to build my townhouses in Chelsea Heights in Melbourne. Does anyone know what the average costs per square would be? Each…

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cbboyz
Aug 17, 2010 11:41 pm
pottsville
pottsville
18 August 2010

Thoughts On A Light Colorbond Roof With Brown Terrain Bricks

Thoughts On A Light Colorbond Roof With Brown Terrain Bricks

Hi, qksilver_21, Can not answer your question but happy to know someone else is building the Lancaster - we are building the Lancaster 21 - Start date on MONDAY!

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pottsville
Aug 18, 2010 9:21 am
mel_in_laurimar
mel_in_laurimar
18 August 2010

SOIL Test - Laurimar Briars

SOIL Test - Laurimar Briars
VIC

Hi Shilda, I am building in the Briars - flat block on engineered fill (make sure you get a copy of the compaction report), our builder included H class slab as standard…

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mel_in_laurimar
Aug 18, 2010 1:45 pm
x
x
18 August 2010

Gas heater problem, not providing hot enough water

Gas heater problem, not providing hot enough water

Do you have a Smart Star pre-heat system attached? I have the Rinnai 32 - if I don't use the pre-heat button, water does take about…

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x
Aug 18, 2010 4:55 pm
MarkJ
MarkJ
18 August 2010

Hot Water Unit Base

Hot Water Unit Base
VIC

Hi I have this problem too, only difference is a concrete slab was poured for it and for some reason the plumbers saw fit to sit a concrete tile on bricks instead. I have…

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MarkJ
Aug 18, 2010 5:48 pm
priceisgd
priceisgd
18 August 2010

Site costs query

Site costs query
VIC

Can anyone enlighten whether additional site costs, specifically for rock excavation for water tanks, would attract builder's margin? I thought builder's margin is charged…

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priceisgd
Aug 18, 2010 10:01 pm

A different take on the ironstone , monument and purple. I like it but I know nothing, Im a male , but Ms echo is not sure sure…

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Echo
Aug 18, 2010 10:23 pm
Echo
aingel
aingel
19 August 2010

Driveway @ The Ponds

Driveway @ The Ponds
NSW

Hi Neel Maybe you should get in touch with someone from The Ponds/Landcom/Australand & see if they are able to offer a solution or relocate the purple thing?? We have had…

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aingel
Aug 19, 2010 10:27 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
19 August 2010

HELP PLEASE!!!! I need a boundary survey

HELP PLEASE!!!! I need a boundary survey
VIC

We got a reestablishment survey done by the mob that did it for the estate originally. We just contacted the developer for the contact as it was a…

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chrisandkate
Aug 19, 2010 11:40 am
SpArKLyStAr
SpArKLyStAr
19 August 2010

Checklist for building home?

Checklist for building home?
WA

Not sure if this is what you're after..... but i contacted consumer affairs and they posted me a really good booklet

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SpArKLyStAr
Aug 19, 2010 12:04 pm
vpeewee
vpeewee
19 August 2010

Wet weather access - has anyone been asked to provide this?

Wet weather access - has anyone been asked to provide this?
NSW

huh, well there you go, I guess it was something standard that we just didn't realise. This is another one of those little things that you learn along the way in the…

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vpeewee
Aug 19, 2010 1:22 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
19 August 2010

Builder margin on Site Costs

Builder margin on Site Costs

Provisional costs, above or below the allocation in the contract will be charged the Builders Margin. It is relatively transperant because you are allowed a copy of the…

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Adam.M
Aug 19, 2010 1:51 pm


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