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jacaranda
jacaranda
14 September 2010

Melbourne bamboo flooring recommendations?

Melbourne bamboo flooring recommendations?
VIC

Hi all, We're looking to get some bamboo floors laid, and were considering Bunnings' range, but also wanted to check out a couple of others for comparison. Any hints /…

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jacaranda
Sep 14, 2010 11:13 am
jacaranda
Angela2106
Angela2106
14 September 2010

The process - Building Urbis home with JG King

The process - Building Urbis home with JG King
VIC

Thanks! We have already read most of that thread. It was a fantastic help! We could see lots of things we did/didn't want to add in our own colours and designs.

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Angela2106
Sep 14, 2010 12:29 pm
Reccymech
Reccymech
14 September 2010

Building in Doreen, Victoria

Building in Doreen, Victoria
VIC

Well, the home we want to build is by Henley, and is the Monterey 993 Q1. Applied to the developers for an 'approval in principle' for the siting of the house on the land.…

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Reccymech
Sep 14, 2010 12:59 pm
pottsville
pottsville
14 September 2010

Metricon: Bush Fire Levy for the Lancaster 25

Metricon: Bush Fire Levy for the Lancaster 25
VIC

Good Luck - We are at Frame stage - bigger than what i thought!

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pottsville
Sep 14, 2010 2:06 pm
LeonXE1
LeonXE1
14 September 2010

Dispensation - Height

Dispensation - Height
VIC

Thanks everyone. We've just handed the application into council. Fingers crossed now...!

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LeonXE1
Sep 14, 2010 3:40 pm
lauren&richard
lauren&richard
14 September 2010

Independent Building Inspections at building milestones

Independent Building Inspections at building milestones
NSW

Hi Michelle, that makes a lot of sense... I figure the extra $$ its going to cost on top of what we're already spending is peanuts for the piece of mind, and getting it…

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lauren&richard
Sep 14, 2010 4:25 pm
S&M
S&M
14 September 2010

Anyone built the Ellington with National Builders Group

Anyone built the Ellington with National Builders Group
VIC

Just wondering if anyone has built with NBG and built the ellington just want some ideas on plans and changes thanks

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S&M
Sep 14, 2010 9:44 pm
S&M

Hi Wayne, I am building a house with metricon, which will be handed over in November. I have a Rumpus room which i want to make it as a theater room, dimensions are 5.4…

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sandil
Sep 14, 2010 9:46 pm
jimnsal
jimnsal
15 September 2010

Privacy concerns

Privacy concerns
QLD

Hi Tro, For what it's worth, speak to your other neighbours and see if you can lodge similar complaints, my mum had a similar experience in the past where all the existing…

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jimnsal
Sep 15, 2010 12:40 pm
jimnsal
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
15 September 2010

Your opinions on my floor plan please:)

Your opinions on my floor plan please:)

Do you think there will be a problem with light in my floor plan considering this addition is to the north and it's mostly glass? My floor plan can allow for a frosted…

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mrssnowden
Sep 15, 2010 2:43 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
15 September 2010

Is Solar HWS noisy??

Is Solar HWS noisy??

yeah, I had planned to relocate it to outside ensuite. Although I am planning a bit of change in my ensuite layout which might make this a bit of issue. I will have to…

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rajan_g4
Sep 15, 2010 5:09 pm
rajan_g4

Forgot to mention pillars are tiled with Digi Marble Black Lappato

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kylie_89
Feb 03, 2017 10:16 pm
rawhitis
rawhitis
15 September 2010

Eden Brae brickwork - buyers beware!!!

Eden Brae brickwork - buyers beware!!!

Just an update.... We have had an independant inspection done of our own which was submitted to Eden Brae, it was then forwarded by CM to SS for all issues to be…

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rawhitis
Sep 15, 2010 10:34 pm
nettie.b
nettie.b
16 September 2010

Is your land "affected by aboriginal culture significance"

Is your land "affected by aboriginal culture significance"

I have phoned Lake Mac Council and was advised the person with all the expertise in that area isnt in today (always the way) however someone else could help me :? She…

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nettie.b
Sep 16, 2010 2:31 pm
nettie.b
saemiseon
saemiseon
16 September 2010

My thread has disappeared.................?????????????

My thread has disappeared.................?????????????

how interesting. they act very fast for this occasion. what about their offensive behaviors towards to clients. I'm calling them now..... this is ridiculous. thanks for…

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saemiseon
Sep 16, 2010 2:55 pm
Team PD
Team PD
16 September 2010

Throwing gold coin just before slab pour

Throwing gold coin just before slab pour

Hi Yellow, I notice that you are experiencing delays due to wet weather, which can be frustrating I know. If there is anything I can help you with, or any questions I can…

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Team PD
Sep 16, 2010 3:26 pm
Team PD
Team PD
Team PD
16 September 2010

Who has built a Porter Davis Lifestyle home for 14m block?

Who has built a Porter Davis Lifestyle home for 14m block?
VIC

Hi all I'm currently looking for a home to suit a 14m block and like a lot of the Porter Davis lifestyle range. Has anyone built one of these…

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Team PD
Sep 16, 2010 3:31 pm
Team PD
Phillshz
Phillshz
16 September 2010

Cost of wardrobes?

Cost of wardrobes?

It looks pretty basic and not worth the money the wardrobe companies are asking. Why cant you do it your self,bunnings sells white pvc coated melamine sheets(don`t know…

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Phillshz
Sep 16, 2010 4:11 pm
NewInPointCook
NewInPointCook
16 September 2010

Who is build with Trevor Homes in Thirty 30 Estate?

Who is build with Trevor Homes in Thirty 30 Estate?
VIC

They are building quite a few houses there... I'm so far not very happy customer of Trevor Homes. Just wondering is someone else from this forum building with them now in…

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NewInPointCook
Sep 16, 2010 8:16 pm
wayne6666
wayne6666
16 September 2010

tile on slab queerie

tile on slab queerie

Hi all, I have heard that when laying porcelain tiles 60 x 60 the concrete slab has to have a skim coat (topping) so when the tiles are laid this will prevent uneven edges…

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wayne6666
Sep 16, 2010 8:24 pm
NewInPointCook
NewInPointCook
16 September 2010

Termite protection before slab how to check it

Termite protection before slab how to check it

Dear All!!! I'm currently building new home in Point Cook the termite protection is requiret according to AS 3660. How I can check if physical anti termite barrier being…

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NewInPointCook
Sep 16, 2010 9:19 pm
TazR
TazR
16 September 2010

No foil sarking in upper level walls - why?

No foil sarking in upper level walls - why?

Checked the progress today on the foil installation, and they have put the foil from the floor of the upper level to the ceiling of the upper level. This means that the…

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TazR
Sep 16, 2010 9:52 pm
emma7
emma7
16 September 2010

Building a Clarendon Promenade @Pemulwuy: Handover!

Building a Clarendon Promenade @Pemulwuy: Handover!
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

interesting post - thank you. we are having drama ater drama with clarendon :(

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emma7
Sep 16, 2010 11:15 pm
djembe
djembe
16 September 2010

Paint colours dont match - advice PLEASE!

Paint colours dont match - advice PLEASE!

Yes we have the samples, it is definitely more pink than brown.

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djembe
Sep 16, 2010 11:17 pm
Echo
Echo
17 September 2010

Jodes House - Aussie Liviing (WA) Garage Door FINALLY on :)

Jodes House - Aussie Liviing (WA) Garage Door FINALLY on :)
WA
1 ... 133, 134, 135

Where the Bloody Hell are Ya Chuck. ::smile:: Im done ( and start again in a cupla months )

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Echo
Sep 17, 2010 1:16 am
Echo
btherl
btherl
17 September 2010

Time & Inspection

Time & Inspection
VIC

My inspector recommends frame stage and completion stage inspections, but doesn't think there's a huge benefit to lockup and fixing inspections. He also recommends a…

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btherl
Sep 17, 2010 9:53 am
btherl
DayDream30
DayDream30
17 September 2010

Building with Coral Homes in NSW

Building with Coral Homes in NSW
NSW

Thanks for the feedback - great to read your thread. So exciting to be moving in to your new home soon We did do alot of shopping aounr and them seemed to have the best…

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DayDream30
Sep 17, 2010 12:44 pm
goondog
goondog
17 September 2010

Building the NBG Buckingham36 in Laurimar Doreen

Building the NBG Buckingham36 in Laurimar Doreen
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Ok so went round last night at about 6.30pm, it was nearly dark so it was really hard to see unfortunately it meant I couldn't get any good photos. Hopefully will go up on…

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goondog
Sep 17, 2010 12:57 pm
meatpie
meatpie
17 September 2010

Extension for FHOG

Extension for FHOG

generally OSR is sympethatic towards you if the delay was genuine and beyond your control. make sure you filled up the form correctly (they updated with new form may…

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meatpie
Sep 17, 2010 4:26 pm
btherl
btherl
17 September 2010

Fencing in a new estate... need urgent help please!

Fencing in a new estate... need urgent help please!
NSW

I agree with your interpretation. This is the kind of situation where government regulation is appropriate, because developers will never stop adding these clauses unless…

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btherl
Sep 17, 2010 5:02 pm
btherl
tempura
tempura
18 September 2010

Aerial shots to locate highest spots on big block?

Aerial shots to locate highest spots on big block?

thanks sierra ... that's what i'm looking for ... hehe thank u

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tempura
Sep 18, 2010 9:03 am
tempura
Leamary
Leamary
18 September 2010

Do I need to engage a surveyor???

Do I need to engage a surveyor???
NSW

Hi everyone, Having an interesting time trying to make my way through the owner builder minefield. Drafty working on the plans, have a wastewater management report,…

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Leamary
Sep 18, 2010 10:22 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
18 September 2010

Mystery solved :)

Mystery solved :)

Yep, it's all neat and tidy now.

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Deemaree
Sep 18, 2010 10:42 pm
Deemaree

Here's the floorplan of the house... We want the Living Room to be on the north side of the house for our views and passive solar and will make that south little back…

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vegemate
Sep 19, 2010 2:25 am
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jeremy_ville
Sep 19, 2010 10:10 am
jeremy_ville
Casa2
Casa2
19 September 2010

Bedroom Bulkhead Question

Bedroom Bulkhead Question
NSW

You have a good memory kyton. My ceilings are 2700 high (2656 to be precise) and yes, there are no cornices (square set).

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Casa2
Sep 19, 2010 12:13 pm
chatz
chatz
19 September 2010

Need to move neighbour's power line for demo & build

Need to move neighbour's power line for demo & build

We purchased a property to knock down and rebuild. The power pole is out the front of this property, so power and phone lines from this pole go to our neighbours. Our…

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chatz
Sep 19, 2010 1:00 pm
C&C
C&C
19 September 2010

Clarendon Smart Wiring package include lead-in from street??

Clarendon Smart Wiring package include lead-in from street??

While we didn't have the Smart Wiring installed, it does sound right to me that they wouldn't connect it to the street for you. For example, we…

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C&C
Sep 19, 2010 9:55 pm
xanthrope
xanthrope
19 September 2010

Building post and beam house

Building post and beam house
QLD

Hi xanthrope ( where's that from???), Thanks for the info and news. We haven't had to worry about cyclones here in Perth since Cyclone Alby decades ago…

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xanthrope
Sep 19, 2010 10:12 pm
xanthrope
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
20 September 2010

Big M - Promenade 44: Anyone else?

Big M - Promenade 44: Anyone else?
VIC

Hi irkj I sent you a PM with what we know. I'd be interested what you've found out so we can compare. Thanks Paul

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OurLindrum52
Sep 20, 2010 10:09 am
Casa2
Casa2
20 September 2010

bonDEK for suspended slabs

bonDEK for suspended slabs

Bondek has accesories such as bolts that twist into the chennel. Take a look at their website.

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Casa2
Sep 20, 2010 1:37 pm
Stressed
Stressed
20 September 2010

Builder having problem obtaining indemnity insurance

Builder having problem obtaining indemnity insurance

Thanks for the responses so far. We have signed a contract and it might not be so easy to get out of. As far as I am concerned they have breached it but trying to get…

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Stressed
Sep 20, 2010 5:48 pm
Dove
Dove
20 September 2010

robberies

robberies

And make sure you have your insurance up front.

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Dove
Sep 20, 2010 5:54 pm
Dove
maycon
maycon
20 September 2010

colorbond roof...does it stain?

colorbond roof...does it stain?
NSW

Can any body help...we are in the process of choosing our external colours. We have lots of gum trees surrounding our property, and was wondering if these leaves leave…

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maycon
Sep 20, 2010 6:22 pm
FreeSpirit1
FreeSpirit1
20 September 2010

Aveling homes Perth---Info?

Aveling homes Perth---Info?
WA
1, 2

Hi all happy builders, I hope. Just wondering, been away from Perth for a while but just how long did it take for anyone to get their fixed price contract? I signed up…

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FreeSpirit1
Sep 20, 2010 7:44 pm
waylow
waylow
20 September 2010

wisdom home@ spring farm-concerns for after handover work

wisdom home@ spring farm-concerns for after handover work
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Saw you drive past on the weekend! Whats been happening with your house?

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waylow
Sep 20, 2010 9:30 pm
jayw
jayw
20 September 2010

The First Step - Custom Build Perth Foothills

The First Step - Custom Build Perth Foothills
WA

Nice block!!! You could build a fantastic home surrounded by the scenery. Have you got your ideas sorted for your Design brief?

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jayw
Sep 21, 2010 12:09 am
jayw
sumsub
sumsub
21 September 2010

help please, electrical questions!

help please, electrical questions!

Posting so that this topic goes to top of the list ! Recessed downlights vs Surface mounted ones - if downlight covers are used (which I think is mandatory now), does…

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sumsub
Sep 21, 2010 2:39 pm
sumsub

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