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B-Arty
B-Arty
28 June 2010

Sandy Soil ... Slab vs Bearers and Joists

Sandy Soil ... Slab vs Bearers and Joists
NSW

Hi guys... We brought a block in Wollongong... (Primbee) We are across the road from Lake Illawarra and 5 min walk the other way to the beach which = SANDY SOIL! Just…

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B-Arty
Jun 28, 2010 10:20 pm
B-Arty
Candylea
Candylea
28 June 2010

Candylea's house! New purchase!!

Candylea's house! New purchase!!
WA
1 ... 19, 20, 21

:) Thanks Shon! Thank you wrexter :)

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Candylea
Jun 28, 2010 11:07 pm
Candylea
BZMZ
BZMZ
29 June 2010

Di Lorenzo Tiles anyone?

Di Lorenzo Tiles anyone?

Ohh that's a shame. Thanks for the useful info though. I suppose I have to wait until construction to see them again then. hehe.

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BZMZ
Jun 29, 2010 8:59 am
2pais
2pais
29 June 2010

Dark or light driveways

Dark or light driveways

Thanks dollar, n&no2 and d@n for your input. The driveway colour will also be used as a perimeter through out the house. n&no2 these are the only two colour choices given…

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2pais
Jun 29, 2010 9:03 am
BZMZ
BZMZ
29 June 2010

I am a Highlander! Simonds - Atherton

I am a Highlander! Simonds - Atherton
VIC

Hi Sireza Your house looks lovely! Did you use Bamboo Cream Taubmans for your walls? I've chosen it too! Been wanting to see more than just a square sample of it. So…

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BZMZ
Jun 29, 2010 10:22 am
Benimarun
Benimarun
29 June 2010

Cancelling My Build!

Cancelling My Build!

Yeah i feel for you. I just canceled my contract with my builder too. Still waiting for them to return me my 5% deposit....

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Benimarun
Jun 29, 2010 5:07 pm
glitch69
glitch69
29 June 2010

Is Handover with no gas for 3 weeks considered a handover?

Is Handover with no gas for 3 weeks considered a handover?

Thanks for the replies.....nice to know I'm not the only one with such encounters.....The construction manager has come back to say that they will arrange for an…

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glitch69
Jun 29, 2010 5:47 pm
Echo
Echo
29 June 2010

Already got architech design ,HOW TO FIND A BUILDER

Already got architech design ,HOW TO FIND A BUILDER

I concur ? . I found something close to what I wanted and then had a builder quote to redesign to fit the…

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Echo
Jun 29, 2010 10:08 pm
Echo
Durnania
Durnania
30 June 2010

Building on the Sunshine Coast

Building on the Sunshine Coast
QLD

Thanks for the feedback. Ok so I need to be patient and have more realistic expectations. Shelby75, if you could pm the details of where your neighbour is building a…

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Durnania
Jun 30, 2010 9:38 am
pottsville
pottsville
30 June 2010

Boral - Girraween Brick

Boral - Girraween Brick

Hi Megsykat, Thanks for the reply.... We had our colour appointment 3 weeks ago. We were shown pictures of the colur scheme we have choosen and we were happy with what…

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pottsville
Jun 30, 2010 10:52 am
hoffdog
hoffdog
30 June 2010

Any comment on statesman homes ?

Any comment on statesman homes ?
SA

My relationship with statesman lasted 6 months, glad i got out before it was too late, if you want more info feel free pm. I will say though i have had frends who built…

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hoffdog
Jun 30, 2010 1:19 pm
pottsville
pottsville
30 June 2010

Allegra, anyone?

Allegra, anyone?
VIC
1, 2

Thanks... very happy with them - just cant wait to see it all come together now. yes took the colours on board knowing il be doing the cleaning of all white ~ Maybe the…

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pottsville
Jun 30, 2010 1:50 pm
ring09
ring09
30 June 2010

Got my PONDS block today!

Got my PONDS block today!
NSW
1, 2

Yes congrats to you, lets hope your developers in Syd keep to their word and have it ready for you in August. Best of luck with picking your dream home.

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ring09
Jun 30, 2010 3:43 pm
ring09
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kek
Jun 30, 2010 5:07 pm
kek
saemiseon
saemiseon
30 June 2010

Does anyone have a BAR in their house?

Does anyone have a BAR in their house?
1, 2

That's great! Congrats:) I don't think we can fit one in our theatre....unfortunately. but we'd def consider getting one in alfresco! it'd be the ULTIMATE entertaining area! haha

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saemiseon
Jun 30, 2010 6:23 pm
Dette
Dette
30 June 2010

Building in Drysdale

Building in Drysdale
VIC

Hi - love this site - it's gr8 to share info - and learn from others. We are building in Drysdale area in Geelong - talk about confused!!! We are thinking of NBG but also…

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Dette
Jun 30, 2010 6:38 pm
iduno
iduno
30 June 2010

Help with laundary drain possibly in wrong location

Help with laundary drain possibly in wrong location
WA

Just as an update. Looks like the laundry drains gunna be that way. spoke to a couple people who have the drain under the washing machine and they say its ok. guess its…

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iduno
Jun 30, 2010 10:23 pm
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
30 June 2010

"HELP" last chance to change anything, prelim plans

"HELP" last chance to change anything, prelim plans
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Yeah not much gets past me :lol: as I walk past your place daily. I think you would have received neighbour notification from council if next door was two storey unless it went…

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JohnnyD
Jun 30, 2010 10:44 pm
JohnnyD
bekg
bekg
1 July 2010

Adenbrook? Garth Chapman? Flood zone build!

Adenbrook? Garth Chapman? Flood zone build!
QLD

Thanks! Good to know there are options! Adenbrook have promised to reply tomorrow so I'll let you know what they suggest. A quick search on this forum has found vast…

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bekg
Jul 01, 2010 5:28 am
Dee2010
Dee2010
1 July 2010

Feature wall not or no feature wall??!!

Feature wall not or no feature wall??!!

When it comes to colours the main rule I use is: If it's trendy dont use it. If it's not the lastest upto date modern look and it looks great now it will still look great…

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Dee2010
Jul 01, 2010 9:05 am
Richo
Richo
1 July 2010

Double Wardrobe doors How do yours close/held closed???????

Double Wardrobe doors How do yours close/held closed???????

Double entry doors to a room are usually done in the method described in your top post, or even 1.5 doors. I agree with the above posts that both doors should be caught…

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Richo
Jul 01, 2010 10:26 am
Richo
saemiseon
saemiseon
1 July 2010

would you believe if these are the same plans????

would you believe if these are the same plans????

Hi Dee2010. Haha I knew he was gonna do that. Although I think my sales rep in on leave until tomorrow. Could have been different guy filling in for him. but yes he did…

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saemiseon
Jul 01, 2010 11:30 am
jimbo1
jimbo1
1 July 2010

Second time lucky, let's hope so......

Second time lucky, let's hope so......

Sometimes it's the simplest things we overlook!!!! We received an invoice for a council levy that HAS to be paid otherwise it MIGHT hold up the building permit. I made…

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jimbo1
Jul 01, 2010 12:03 pm
B-Arty
B-Arty
1 July 2010

display home furniture

display home furniture

Alot of the newer displays hire their furniture... We wanted stools out of one of the displays at Oran Park Town. i found them online for $400 each (replica designer) at…

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B-Arty
Jul 01, 2010 4:31 pm
B-Arty
mervyn
mervyn
1 July 2010

Contractor for Crossover

Contractor for Crossover

looking a contractor to demolish existing crossover and construct new crossover and driveway

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mervyn
Jul 01, 2010 5:12 pm
d@n
d@n
1 July 2010

Exterior Colour Choices - would this work??

Exterior Colour Choices - would this work??

It does sound like a bit of an old fashioned combination but would depend on how red the bricks are and the design of the house. Post your plans including any other…

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d@n
Jul 01, 2010 7:45 pm
1155
1155
1 July 2010

Stonecutters Ridge

Stonecutters Ridge
NSW

Just joined, we are building at Stonecutter Lot 1155. Using McDonald Jones - The Beach House. Lots of useful information from everyone which is very helpful. We are…

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1155
Jul 01, 2010 8:27 pm
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
1 July 2010

Feature Walls

Feature Walls

We used the same feature wall colour in our upstairs living & main bedroom & I'm really happy with how it looks. Loretta :)

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JohnnyD
Jul 01, 2010 8:30 pm
JohnnyD

Hi kf9, I’m in preliminary talks with Fairmont homes about building my first home too. I’m looking at building the Monaco. I got a quote and some plans drawn up and…

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Theresa
Jul 01, 2010 9:34 pm
Theresa
Yellow
Yellow
2 July 2010

Asset Protection for Driveway

Asset Protection for Driveway

Hi We are taking Asset Protection for the demo work. If builder takes the Asset Protection for the building work. Then do we have to take another asset protection to…

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Yellow
Jul 02, 2010 10:27 am
wizard
wizard
2 July 2010

Simonds Homes Nightmare

Simonds Homes Nightmare
1, 2

But you also have a right to pay only if the work is done properly, ring the building commission and get some advice from them

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wizard
Jul 02, 2010 11:39 am
wizard
46fan
46fan
2 July 2010

Time from lock up to handover

Time from lock up to handover

in our case site scrape was on March 15th and we are 2 weeks away from handover .... roughly 4 months

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46fan
Jul 02, 2010 2:16 pm

Tiling Dilemma

Tiling Dilemma

It still looks lovely regardless. It isnt really noticeable, as your attention is drawn to your feature tile.

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The Little Misses
Jul 02, 2010 2:39 pm
The Little Misses
linelefty
linelefty
2 July 2010

Chipped Roof Tiles

Chipped Roof Tiles
WA

We've had a meeting on site and they say that they'll replace and ones where the clay is chipped and "repair" those where its just the glazing (i.e al of them). Apparently…

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linelefty
Jul 02, 2010 2:45 pm
bobbaloochi
bobbaloochi
2 July 2010

Bricks Austral Nougat

Bricks Austral Nougat
1, 2, 3

OKAY well I am not sure what is going to happen with my colour choice of Nougat then!! Considering they are not due to start pouring slab for another month or two…

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bobbaloochi
Jul 02, 2010 3:05 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 July 2010

Water/condensation behind picture frames on walls?

Water/condensation behind picture frames on walls?

I don't think there would be pipes in that wall.. it's the far back bedroom and we are double brick... so we wouldn't have/need insulation? Maybe…

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ECOECO
Jul 02, 2010 6:19 pm
ECOECO
borg
borg
2 July 2010

water board charge because not registered.

water board charge because not registered.
NSW

please provide more information. Are you saying that you are paying etc to get your water meter installed and /or perhaps PIC details. Which state are you in?

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borg
Jul 02, 2010 7:26 pm
borg
laurend
laurend
3 July 2010

Lauren and Tony's House: All moved in!

Lauren and Tony's House: All moved in!
VIC

My Camera battery is nearly dead and the pics…

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laurend
Jul 03, 2010 10:10 am
laurend
bindala
bindala
3 July 2010

Anyone done upgrades while construction is in process ?

Anyone done upgrades while construction is in process ?

I think you guys are right. That does make a difference wether youbuild with a big builder or custom one. Most of the big builder wont allow you to do any changes after…

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bindala
Jul 03, 2010 1:21 pm
rosemi
rosemi
3 July 2010

Is this how roof beams are supposed to be supported?

Is this how roof beams are supposed to be supported?
1, 2

They've done the same in our house too. Personally I would have thought it would be sitting directly onto the brick wall and wondered why they didn't just build up the…

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rosemi
Jul 03, 2010 8:16 pm
rosemi
flagstaffIV
flagstaffIV
3 July 2010

Floor Plan - feedback please!

Floor Plan - feedback please!
VIC

Two thin windows down the sides would probably be 50cm x 180cm each... or you go do another horizontal thin window above???

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flagstaffIV
Jul 03, 2010 10:44 pm
flagstaffIV
Melly03
Melly03
4 July 2010

Crumbling Slab

Crumbling Slab

Thanks Deryck...much appreciated! Thanks Stormy for fixing up my image tags..it was my first time at adding photos ::wink::

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Melly03
Jul 04, 2010 8:19 am
Lex
Lex
4 July 2010

P Class Slab Costs - HELP PLEASE

P Class Slab Costs - HELP PLEASE
VIC

Hmm ... so it's not uncommon - there was a thread with the same issue by andy a few months ago ... his slab wasn't piered at all - which makes me wonder why do they seem…

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Lex
Jul 04, 2010 11:34 am
Lex
Lex
Lex
4 July 2010

Termite protection Termi mesh and treated pine.

Termite protection Termi mesh and treated pine.
QLD

We had a choice - either some physical barrier like Termi Mesh / Gravel or the chemical system (apparently can't have both, which is what we were hoping for). We were told…

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Lex
Jul 04, 2010 11:57 am
Lex
jenfa1
jenfa1
4 July 2010

Tile Laying Costs and Bathroom Accessories

Tile Laying Costs and Bathroom Accessories

We organised with the builders tiler to do our floor tiling after handover. We had 300 x 600 laid for $45/sqm. We had about 40sqm to be done

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jenfa1
Jul 04, 2010 5:16 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
4 July 2010

SPLIT TIMBER PRE ROOF

SPLIT TIMBER PRE ROOF

Looks like Douglas Fir (oregon) - I can't believe there are builders still using termites favourite food! I would have it replaced.

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Dukekamaya
Jul 04, 2010 6:05 pm
Dukekamaya
kek
kek
4 July 2010

Changing Regular Lights into Oysters?

Changing Regular Lights into Oysters?

You may be able to find one with an adapter that allows the globe to sit sideways.... but most DIY fittings sit a bit lower than the type that requires an electrician to…

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kek
Jul 04, 2010 6:16 pm
kek
Booque
Booque
4 July 2010

DOMAYNE-Commodore Homes - Handover 16 June 2010

DOMAYNE-Commodore Homes - Handover 16 June 2010
WA
1, 2

Hi, also building a Commodore design. That is so fast. We had our slab down around the same time and we are about 4 weeks away. We are also going through Keystart. Do…

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Booque
Jul 04, 2010 6:34 pm
Booque


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