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mcniks
mcniks
3 October 2010

For those who needed plans endorsed

For those who needed plans endorsed
VIC

Our process started in December last year - we are now at the very last thing (which is just procedure, all has been approved as previously mentioned). It's taken us 10…

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mcniks
Oct 03, 2010 5:25 pm
2pais
2pais
3 October 2010

Our Coral 'Hamilton 278'-Post Handover Pics-27/06

Our Coral 'Hamilton 278'-Post Handover Pics-27/06
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi renee We are loving our new home. Did a bit of planting in the backyard today even though the skies where threatning to pour. Actually wanted to paint our fences first…

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2pais
Oct 03, 2010 6:02 pm
Bam
Bam
3 October 2010

Show me your privacy screen...

Show me your privacy screen...

Please show me pictures of your privacy screen ::lol:: And whether you made it or bought it We are 600mm from ground level and have a side alfresco area. Fences are 1.8m. Which…

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Bam
Oct 03, 2010 10:25 pm
Bam
Casa2
Casa2
4 October 2010

advise needed ASAP

advise needed ASAP

If you're neighbour payed cash and did not get a receipt there is no record of payment (of that half)!

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Casa2
Oct 04, 2010 11:01 am
Olga1
Olga1
4 October 2010

undermount sinks...

undermount sinks...

Hi! Please help me to find good 2 or 1/2 undermount sink. Which one do you recomend? Where is a better way to buy it? I need to do it quickly. Another Q- which one is more…

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Olga1
Oct 04, 2010 11:50 am
Cooped07
Cooped07
4 October 2010

How long after lock up

How long after lock up

1 month.. Wow that's super quick.

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Cooped07
Oct 04, 2010 12:32 pm
Cooped07
take2
take2
4 October 2010

Project homes designed for stumps?

Project homes designed for stumps?
QLD

If you do look at qld colonial homes PM me first and I will put you onto one of thier builders who do the work for them so you cut out the middleman. Cheers Lou

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take2
Oct 04, 2010 5:13 pm
take2
allforjj
allforjj
24 January 2011

Laundry doors slider or solid

Laundry doors slider or solid
1, 2

I have sliding doors leading out from my laundry, didn't really think about it much when we were building, just accepted the builder's standard. I have a problem now with…

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allforjj
Jan 24, 2011 8:09 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
4 October 2010

Blind Options..

Blind Options..

Post has been moved to the right forum.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 04, 2010 9:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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Barwon374
Oct 04, 2010 9:35 pm
Polo
Polo
4 October 2010

Help: Skirting to garage internal access door

Help: Skirting to garage internal access door

Thanks Trinity for the reply and photo (looks great). There's no offcuts laying around. I want to know if other builders leave it empty and it's normal or my site…

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Polo
Oct 04, 2010 11:41 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
5 October 2010

Signing of building contracts

Signing of building contracts

Hi, If your block is going to be titled in a few weeks then you will have no problems. Our last house we signed the building contracts in November 2007 and the land did…

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buildingwest
Oct 05, 2010 8:24 am
Shef
Shef
5 October 2010

Casa le Shef & Em

Casa le Shef & Em
VIC

Thanks ED great to read your comments. Yeah we thus far have been pretty strict with our budget. At the moment we have found a block and spoke with real estate who has it…

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Shef
Oct 05, 2010 8:26 am
Shef
baley@thefarms
baley@thefarms
5 October 2010

Alfresco Ideas and Pics

Alfresco Ideas and Pics

Hi Everyone, Thought it would be a good if people could share their alfresco or outdoor entertaining area pics on here. In particular, where did you put your bbq? Is…

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baley@thefarms
Oct 05, 2010 9:43 am
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
12 October 2010

Antenna

Antenna

My antenna was $25 and it works a treat! Dunno about install, i've got a mate who's…

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rockabilly_kid
Oct 12, 2010 11:56 am
rockabilly_kid
Adrian008
Adrian008
5 October 2010

Need Help...Colour Scheme

Need Help...Colour Scheme
VIC

There are just so many colours to chose from. We are tossing up between the shale grey and the evening haze, or even something in between that. Because the bricks are a…

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Adrian008
Oct 05, 2010 10:29 am
rramesh
rramesh
9 October 2010

Vandals on yet to tittle land!!!!

Vandals on yet to tittle land!!!!

My conveyancer told me to go move the stakes myself, and so I did. As Lunchtime has said there was the buried stake in the ground so it was easy fro me to locate the…

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rramesh
Oct 09, 2010 7:29 am
emlet01
emlet01
5 October 2010

Building a Retreat house with Plantation homes Teviot Downs

Building a Retreat house with Plantation homes Teviot Downs
QLD

Hi, I replied to you in my thread as well. We are building in Teviot and while our builder found some rock they said that no where in the area has been excessive and it…

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emlet01
Oct 05, 2010 1:14 pm
TheOK
TheOK
10 October 2010

Carpet fumes?

Carpet fumes?

VOC's. Nearly everything has them. Fresh air will fix. Somepeople are more sensitive than others as it's already been…

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TheOK
Oct 10, 2010 2:09 pm
TheOK
Pugs
Pugs
5 October 2010

Smart Wire Installers - Do your homework!!!

Smart Wire Installers - Do your homework!!!
1, 2

We are in a telstra velocity estate... its costing us about $1300 though homecinema systems to get some fairly basic 3 tv points.. 1 foxtel…

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Pugs
Oct 05, 2010 3:09 pm
Pugs
buildup
buildup
9 December 2011

Williams landing internet

Williams landing internet

According to Cedar Woods Winter 2011 newsletter, it looks like Telstra has ceased the rollout of copper infrastructure in Stages 5-8 at Williams Landing. They've also…

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buildup
Dec 09, 2011 2:42 pm

Oh for the areas that show this is what we have around the place, it's a bit different now as we have a pond where the garden on the right…

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Trish
Oct 05, 2010 4:46 pm
Trish
TheOK
TheOK
5 October 2010

Do you really need anti-ponding boards???

Do you really need anti-ponding boards???

Our builder has not installed anti-ponding boards in our roof even though the contract said they were including them. The builder's response…

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TheOK
Oct 05, 2010 6:53 pm
TheOK
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
16 October 2010

Help on flooring for rumpus room

Help on flooring for rumpus room

There is a school of thought that says that hardfloors are worse for asthma etc. Hardfloors allow dust to circulate through the air more than carpet, which traps them. If…

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anthony_carter
Oct 16, 2010 6:41 pm
Helyn
Helyn
5 October 2010

Floor Plan Advice

Floor Plan Advice
ACT

Ah ,I see what you mean now, buildingwest - yes, I agree - make the study longer up to the hallway line. With doors to close off when desired, which I think are there…

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Helyn
Oct 05, 2010 8:20 pm
Helyn
malrose
malrose
6 October 2010

Obscure glazing to bathroom windows

Obscure glazing to bathroom windows

Thanks all :D I think we are going to get the Satinlite - White love the look of it in your photos.

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malrose
Oct 06, 2010 12:23 pm
Prometheus_au
Prometheus_au
6 October 2010

Easier telephone/ADSL cabling options

Easier telephone/ADSL cabling options

Thanks for the info. I'll get my installer to use CAT6 for ALL the cabling - it's just two points for the phone - and obviously for all the data points. Thanks again.

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Prometheus_au
Oct 06, 2010 2:11 pm
pottsville
pottsville
6 October 2010

Did you get your keys before official handover?

Did you get your keys before official handover?

Thanks for reply - MAYBE I SHOULD RE PHRASE MY QUESTION as it isnt very clear! ::sad:: Maybe I should be asking If the build finished ahead of time So all works complete and…

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pottsville
Oct 06, 2010 3:11 pm
JenEM
JenEM
30 December 2010

Brick Issues

Brick Issues

The builder refunded 110% of the difference in upgrade in bricks from standard to the premium we ordered. Brick suppliers funded the rectification (we still have bricks…

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JenEM
Dec 30, 2010 11:04 am
shonzilla
shonzilla
6 October 2010

TeaPots Hoose!! HEY EVERYBODY! I GOT KEYS!

TeaPots Hoose!! HEY EVERYBODY! I GOT KEYS!
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Awww yay! cant wait till the tiles are in!! no more sandy cold floors! Pomdogs are cute as, they make me laugh with the little circles they do :D Cant wait to see your garden!

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shonzilla
Oct 06, 2010 6:09 pm
shonzilla
ryanmcg
ryanmcg
6 October 2010

building cost

building cost

ok thanks, also would anyone know what is the first home buyers grant these days if there still is one, thanks Ryan

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ryanmcg
Oct 06, 2010 8:02 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
6 October 2010

Taps going missing

Taps going missing
WA

Sydney water have a counter measure for just this situation. If they are unable to successfully read your meter ongoing they convert you to un-metered supply and then…

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KnockItDown
Oct 06, 2010 9:19 pm
KnockItDown
Dreamhome2009
Dreamhome2009
6 October 2010

Froggies build - I'm kinda back, some pics pg 78

Froggies build - I'm kinda back, some pics pg 78
VIC
1 ... 76, 77, 78

Welcome back Froggie, Hope your dad is better by now. Photos are very nice, Holly is cute walking along a wide hallway. We have moved in to our house as well. So much work…

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Dreamhome2009
Oct 06, 2010 9:25 pm
catjim
catjim
6 October 2010

Double garage in a small lot in brisbane

Double garage in a small lot in brisbane
QLD

We designed our own house to fit our 448sqm (14m x 32m) block as we couldn't find a plan that suited us without changes. Plan is on our thread.

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catjim
Oct 06, 2010 9:38 pm
Eve Dweller
Eve Dweller
6 October 2010

Location of noggins for pictures/flat panel TVs and dryers

Location of noggins for pictures/flat panel TVs and dryers
QLD

To hang a dryer or flat screen I would not rely on noggins. Your far better off getting an external plate that spans studs.

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Eve Dweller
Oct 06, 2010 10:59 pm
Pugs
Pugs
6 October 2010

Electrical Plan & Lighting - Last minute tips?

Electrical Plan & Lighting - Last minute tips?
QLD

do you have your Smart wiring/ FTTH NBN Pre wiring included?

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Pugs
Oct 06, 2010 11:47 pm
Pugs
suh
suh
7 October 2010

BathroomTiles.

BathroomTiles.

.....also have a look at the Reece website, they have a lot of bathroom setups ::smile:: also...also... the Complete Home website have a gallery on bathrooms.

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suh
Oct 07, 2010 9:45 am
suh
kexkez
kexkez
7 October 2010

Grant

Grant

done

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kexkez
Oct 07, 2010 11:08 am
kexkez
kb46
kb46
7 October 2010

Entry to front door - what kind of approach ?

Entry to front door - what kind of approach ?
NSW

+1 for pavers with steppable plants or the decking - both options would look fantastic!

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kb46
Oct 07, 2010 11:19 am
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just Erin
Oct 07, 2010 3:20 pm
just Erin
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
7 October 2010

Extension Floorplans. Any opinions welcome!

Extension Floorplans. Any opinions welcome!
VIC

South facing glass is not a good idea unless your views are worth the sacrifice ::smile:: . We had a south facing house (fabulous views) and put a skillion roof on it with…

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mrssnowden
Oct 07, 2010 8:02 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
7 October 2010

Site costs 50k!!!

Site costs 50k!!!
VIC

TYPE IN THE NAME OF YOUR BUILDER IN SEARCH UP TOP,YOU WILL FIND OTHERS BUILDING WITH THEM :D

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kerry-ann
Oct 07, 2010 9:37 pm
Aiah
Aiah
7 October 2010

Brushed Concrete - is this quality??? Pics attached.

Brushed Concrete - is this quality??? Pics attached.

I see nothing wrong till the "crater things" ..... could be impact damage. Who dropped something on it? may not be the concretors problem.

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Aiah
Oct 07, 2010 9:46 pm
Aiah
acrebuild1
acrebuild1
5 April 2011

Alfresco Flooring Ideas

Alfresco Flooring Ideas
1, 2

We are also going with tiles, i wanted the same tiles outside as we are having inside but there an outside version, they have alittle more grip on the texture. Jaelee,…

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acrebuild1
Apr 05, 2011 3:50 pm
ozsupra
ozsupra
11 January 2012

Spray Paint or roller

Spray Paint or roller
1, 2

I too bought a Wagner WallPerfect Spray Gun Wand W985E and I am very pleased with the results. I did the entire ceiling in a 3 BR house in about 2 hrs and used about 1/2…

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ozsupra
Jan 11, 2012 6:46 pm
Brad & Sonya
Brad & Sonya
8 October 2010

Feature stone help Perth

Feature stone help Perth

Archistone in mandurah have quite alot of stacked stone Sonya

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Brad & Sonya
Oct 08, 2010 12:06 am
Brad & Sonya
The Little Misses
The Little Misses
8 October 2010

PCI Today - Inspector Finds Major Problem, SS Disagrees

PCI Today - Inspector Finds Major Problem, SS Disagrees
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Oh yes, we will be, when we clean up and unpack everything ::hyst:: I had enough boxes to fill a semi trailer, so it's taking a while to get through them all. Haven't started…

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The Little Misses
Oct 08, 2010 11:30 am
The Little Misses

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