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utesrock
utesrock
17 June 2010

Dark Brick and 2 render colours- HELP!

Dark Brick and 2 render colours- HELP!

We have Homestead Tan bricks and will be using paperbark as our render. A darker colour option could be Tristan, looks quite nice.

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utesrock
Jun 17, 2010 12:45 pm
jimbo1
jimbo1
17 June 2010

Austral Bricks

Austral Bricks

Still hoping someone has started building with the Austral Cotton, anyone????? :th: We did go and look at the school but they've used grey rolled mortar which gives a…

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jimbo1
Jun 17, 2010 1:03 pm
newtobuilding
newtobuilding
17 June 2010

Has anyone built with Regency Living?

Has anyone built with Regency Living?
WA

Hello, I am new to the forum and new to building. Has anyone built with or heard anything about Regency Living in WA? Thanks

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newtobuilding
Jun 17, 2010 3:09 pm
aldavies3
aldavies3
17 June 2010

PLEASE HELP WITH FACADE COLOURS FOR RIVERTON 30 - NUOVO FACA

PLEASE HELP WITH FACADE COLOURS FOR RIVERTON 30 - NUOVO FACA

The home and the brick for those wondering. I think I would stick with rather neutral colours rather than a strong red/burnt orange as in the example…

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aldavies3
Jun 17, 2010 4:04 pm
Aussie_Chik
Aussie_Chik
17 June 2010

that seamless indoor to outdoor look

that seamless indoor to outdoor look

Thx jimmalenko Am off to see them tomorrow to ask again, but last time I got a heap of gobbly gook - incidentally we have the same builder!

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Aussie_Chik
Jun 17, 2010 7:05 pm
noddy09
noddy09
17 June 2010

Favourite building blog?

Favourite building blog?

cool! yeah it takes lots of time....Where are you building?

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noddy09
Jun 17, 2010 7:07 pm
noddy09
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
17 June 2010

Does anyone know what this is?

Does anyone know what this is?

effloresence comes from 'free lime' in the cement(mortar). Though can 'run' down the bricks and give the appearance that it is coming from the bricks.

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onc_artisan
Jun 17, 2010 9:18 pm
onc_artisan
lachjor
lachjor
17 June 2010

Advice on getting things fixed after PCI

Advice on getting things fixed after PCI

Are you saying you had PCI 4 months ago and are still waiting on the list of defects to be attended to for handover? Or have you had handover, they've got their money and…

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lachjor
Jun 17, 2010 10:19 pm
lachjor
kid81
kid81
18 June 2010

Plastic plumbing pipe, and termite control barrier

Plastic plumbing pipe, and termite control barrier

as far as termite control goes, it depends on your situation. I guess from a consumer point of view that Termimesh is the best for slab penetrations as it does not require…

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kid81
Jun 18, 2010 9:10 am
carlswil
carlswil
18 June 2010

Building with Rendition Homes SA

Building with Rendition Homes SA
SA

Welcome. I hope your build goes well for you.

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carlswil
Jun 18, 2010 9:40 am
sudha
sudha
18 June 2010

Building in Stage 13 therise, tarneit

Building in Stage 13 therise, tarneit
VIC

Hi, I was wondering is there anyone else in this forum who is waiting for titles for stage13 in therise estate, tarneit. We are eagerly waiting for titles and house…

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sudha
Jun 18, 2010 11:02 am
Mellarnie
Mellarnie
18 June 2010

PGH Nutmeg Bricks

PGH Nutmeg Bricks
NSW

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone is using PGH nutmeg bricks on there house. And if you could post some photos... Thanks

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Mellarnie
Jun 18, 2010 11:11 am
westy
westy
18 June 2010

Switch homes

Switch homes
WA

Hi damenat, there are a few people here building with Sw1tch, at varying stages too - feggle, abbeybox, and Kazzbah61 for a start. Check my thread for more info (and…

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westy
Jun 18, 2010 3:14 pm
westy
Dr Shenai
Dr Shenai
18 June 2010

Should this bother me?

Should this bother me?

finally got hold of the builder.He said that the carpenter would be coming in after the insulaton.He would have a look at it and decide if that can be fixed,or else they…

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Dr Shenai
Jun 18, 2010 4:33 pm
Emohruo
Emohruo
18 June 2010

Enterance Door ( Front Door)

Enterance Door ( Front Door)

I did pick this exact door, but I was going to change it to the xs26 just not sure but I will also have the Translucent glass, how does your…

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Emohruo
Jun 18, 2010 4:39 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
18 June 2010

Any advice on estimation quote $$$

Any advice on estimation quote $$$
VIC

Those prices sound reasonable.....if bed 3 & 4 involve increasing the roof line then the cost will be substantially more than if you have just moved internal walls and…

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Deemaree
Jun 18, 2010 5:50 pm
Deemaree
pottsville
pottsville
18 June 2010

Outdoor Room Flooring... advice needed

Outdoor Room Flooring... advice needed

Some advise, experience needed.. We have a 3.5x3.5 outdoor room coming off our lounge room with 2 x 2110x2990 alum stacker doors opening up the side/corner of our…

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pottsville
Jun 18, 2010 6:07 pm
smiths
smiths
18 June 2010

Building in Byford

Building in Byford
WA

We are building in the older part just as you come into Byford form Thomas Rd. Got a phone call this weel should see things happening in the next 2 - 3 weeks :z:

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smiths
Jun 18, 2010 7:59 pm
borg
borg
18 June 2010

FHB grant How long has it been taking to Process lately.

FHB grant How long has it been taking to Process lately.

Borg, If your grant is being paid at the end of your build that would give you more time to get the extension... unless you've already…

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borg
Jun 18, 2010 8:42 pm
borg
Rowena
Rowena
18 June 2010

Building the Flinders 331 with Dennis Family Homes

Building the Flinders 331 with Dennis Family Homes
VIC

Welcome to H1. Looking forward to following your build. :z:

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Rowena
Jun 18, 2010 10:52 pm
Rowena
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
18 June 2010

Truss roof and storage

Truss roof and storage
WA

Interesting stuff, room4acubby, thanks for that.

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ibfragalot99
Jun 18, 2010 11:12 pm
ibfragalot99
Stormy
Stormy
19 June 2010

Building with Henley - are they quick?

Building with Henley - are they quick?
VIC

You wouldn't want them to be too quick, but to do a thorough job! I built with them last year, and although I built a double storey which takes…

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Stormy
Jun 19, 2010 9:05 am
Stormy
'chelle
'chelle
19 June 2010

Burnished concrete

Burnished concrete

Thanks mav. No, although I can't say where our designer go his inspiration from. We…

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'chelle
Jun 19, 2010 11:32 am
'chelle
over the fence
over the fence
19 June 2010

slab thickness for a garage - as thick as for the house?

slab thickness for a garage - as thick as for the house?

Hi there, I'm looking at some plans for a house with a 310mm freeboard waffle slab. I'm seeking clarification as to whether the slab for the single garage is the same…

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over the fence
Jun 19, 2010 12:34 pm
kek
kek
19 June 2010

Porter Davis Marina Highlands estate, Craigieburne

Porter Davis Marina Highlands estate, Craigieburne
VIC

Maybe it's only Prestige where you can choose - or maybe it has changed. I notice they've dropped quite a few inclusions that we had as standard, but added some new ones…

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kek
Jun 19, 2010 12:41 pm
kek

I'd be measuring the gap at top and bottom to make sure it's within tolerances. Some brickies add the foam strips as they brick, but others don't and it gets shoved in…

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kek
Jun 19, 2010 3:33 pm
kek
borg
borg
19 June 2010

Star Ratings

Star Ratings

Hi My house was orginally designs for 5 star rating on the plans. However it only required R2.5 and R1.5 for insulation etc. During the build i increase in the ceiling…

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borg
Jun 19, 2010 8:24 pm
borg
reddyva
reddyva
19 June 2010

External Colour Pack

External Colour Pack

Hi all, we went for exterior colour selection at Boral..Only bricks we liked was Choctan and Cinamon in the soft range bricks, Do any guys had the above two bricks from…

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reddyva
Jun 19, 2010 9:19 pm
aldavies3
aldavies3
20 June 2010

WHAT IS THE COST OF CAT 1A BRICKS FOR RIVERTON W CARLISLE?

WHAT IS THE COST OF CAT 1A BRICKS FOR RIVERTON W CARLISLE?

Does anyone know what Carlisle Homes charges to have the following for the Riverton 30: 1) Cat 1A Austral bricks? 2) Off-white mortar? 3) Brick neutralising? I am…

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aldavies3
Jun 20, 2010 1:44 am
boo
boo
20 June 2010

gliderol sectional garage doors - manual operation

gliderol sectional garage doors - manual operation

Hi there, we are currently building and have a gliderol door. Pull the door down and there is a bar in the middle up the top that has to catch to go back to its original…

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boo
Jun 20, 2010 9:14 am
The Brain
The Brain
20 June 2010

Is there ADSL+2 in Botanic Ridge Estate???

Is there ADSL+2 in Botanic Ridge Estate???
VIC

I have received confirmation from the people at Leederville that there have been new CMUX cabinets installed in Stage 7 (I have walked past them so yes they exist and they…

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The Brain
Jun 20, 2010 9:56 am
barker
barker
20 June 2010

Building a Reverse Brick Veneer House

Building a Reverse Brick Veneer House

As some of the info re: RBV says you may only do one wall in this style, it makes me think whether you would bother doing RBV in places such as bathrooms / garages /…

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barker
Jun 20, 2010 10:14 am
barker
594Jessica
594Jessica
20 June 2010

Building a Kentville 28 in Sydney

Building a Kentville 28 in Sydney
NSW

Anyone else? Our block is narrow and long - 15.24 meters by 64 meters. We want a single story house with 4 bedrooms. After a lot of research, Kentville 28 by Clarendon…

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594Jessica
Jun 20, 2010 12:18 pm
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
20 June 2010

Frame going up in winter

Frame going up in winter

Tell me about it, my frame has been out in the weather for 3 weeks now... thankfully roof/bricks is happening this week, but the inside of the house is a mess of mud, water, dirt..

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ibfragalot99
Jun 20, 2010 5:15 pm
ibfragalot99
Purple Butterfly
Purple Butterfly
20 June 2010

Another Redinker...

Another Redinker...
WA

Congrats on your slab, sounds like your at the same point as us (we're with redink as well ) PB

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Purple Butterfly
Jun 20, 2010 5:32 pm
Purple Butterfly
GSK
GSK
20 June 2010

Internal wall insulation batts.

Internal wall insulation batts.
VIC

OUr insulation was so stiff it just 'sat' in the sections it was to go in. Even when we cut and added pieces on top, it just sat there. If a…

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GSK
Jun 20, 2010 7:17 pm
Dr Shenai
Dr Shenai
20 June 2010

Rental truck

Rental truck
VIC

Thanks Nic, Much appreciated.It seems that if its going to be that expensive,keeping in mind that Echuca is 3 hrs from Melbourne and if the removalist have to start from…

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Dr Shenai
Jun 20, 2010 8:52 pm
joshua
joshua
20 June 2010

help with living area colours

help with living area colours

I forgot to mention that I am considering full strength limed white vs soft dove.

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joshua
Jun 20, 2010 9:43 pm
Aimeh
Aimeh
20 June 2010

MAJOR problem - gap between slab, frame and plaster!!!

MAJOR problem - gap between slab, frame and plaster!!!

Tornado Alive you are 100% correct!!! I will confirm with our SS that this is what he is doing and put the issue aside!!! Thank you do do much for your feedback!!! Any…

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Aimeh
Jun 20, 2010 9:46 pm
artstitches
artstitches
20 June 2010

Artstitches home - New landscape pics 8/2/10

Artstitches home - New landscape pics 8/2/10
1 ... 8, 9, 10

The contractors sealed the aggregate for us. It needs to be resealed every year I think.

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artstitches
Jun 20, 2010 10:11 pm
artstitches
mrbungle426
mrbungle426
20 June 2010

Blue Horizons - Pakenham

Blue Horizons - Pakenham
VIC

Devonia Park is a great place to buy now if you want a 2 storey home as most of the blocks are in that estate but very good value for money at the moment. next release…

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mrbungle426
Jun 20, 2010 10:18 pm
mrbungle426
StartingOut
StartingOut
21 June 2010

About to build our first home - budget considerations

About to build our first home - budget considerations
QLD

It's been a mixed experience so far! I've sent you a PM with more details.

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StartingOut
Jun 21, 2010 9:49 am
Cooper32
Cooper32
21 June 2010

Researching for a new home in Perth?

Researching for a new home in Perth?
WA

Well said Huggy_B!! :: Clear debts, save money, start small!!!! Not rocket science really, just smart budgeting.

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Cooper32
Jun 21, 2010 10:41 am
just Erin
just Erin
21 June 2010

Brickie Shortage.....does it affect you??

Brickie Shortage.....does it affect you??

:lol: Sorry :oops: Our bricks were delivered in October... they started bricking…

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just Erin
Jun 21, 2010 12:30 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
21 June 2010

Termite Protection

Termite Protection
NSW

Yeah I'm not sure if its widelu used down there - its becoming almost a standard feature in NSW and Qld

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Dukekamaya
Jun 21, 2010 12:44 pm
Dukekamaya
btherl
btherl
21 June 2010

Land Agreement

Land Agreement

We had a solicitor go through ours. He pointed out that one section mentioned section blah of some law somewhere, and explained it meant we had to build a water tank. He…

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btherl
Jun 21, 2010 1:12 pm
btherl
Stormy
Stormy
21 June 2010

Builder has laid wrong tiles

Builder has laid wrong tiles

That's the perfect outcome! Well done, and I hope you're not delayed for too long.

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Stormy
Jun 21, 2010 1:21 pm
Stormy
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SharonC
Jun 21, 2010 1:51 pm


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