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Suze
Suze
9 July 2010

Thinking of hiring a Project Manager for custom home?

Thinking of hiring a Project Manager for custom home?
VIC

Hi Mr Ed I know this a 3 year old forum topic but I was wondering if you got a project manager in the end ? we are about to build and have been told it is a good idea. I…

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Suze
Jul 09, 2010 11:30 am
Rizzo
Rizzo
9 July 2010

WA people - painting question

WA people - painting question
WA

Oh and Echo, yeh, we have a freestanding oven too, which I was also wondering about. Thanks for the reminder to ask about that too :) Also, I think they are letting me do…

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Rizzo
Jul 09, 2010 2:19 pm
sweetime
sweetime
9 July 2010

Fencing - Who did you use and how much did it cost?

Fencing - Who did you use and how much did it cost?
VIC

Man, fencing suddenly seems a lot cheaper than i thought it would be! I'm thinking of colourbond fencing in the S/E suburbs, so if anyone has any recommendations for there…

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sweetime
Jul 09, 2010 3:08 pm

Smoking tradesmen - Am I being fussy?

Smoking tradesmen - Am I being fussy?
VIC
1, 2

Met our SS yesterday and went through the house, caught tradies smoking inside while laying tiles. Even found one butt extinguished on a tile. Place…

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The Little Misses
Jul 09, 2010 3:13 pm
The Little Misses
julslis
julslis
9 July 2010

Building at Mount Annan - with Eden Brae

Building at Mount Annan - with Eden Brae
NSW

Hi Julslis, We are also building the Saville 25 (+2), just around the corner in Spring Farm. We are almost finished. We had our PCI 4 weeks…

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julslis
Jul 09, 2010 5:16 pm
30Dracs
30Dracs
9 July 2010

First Impressions

First Impressions
VIC

Thanks RaryGirl... Do you qualify before you see there work or after?

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30Dracs
Jul 09, 2010 7:09 pm
hotmercury
hotmercury
10 July 2010

Driveway in open space calculation

Driveway in open space calculation

Thanks Chippy. Might need to go down the two storey path..

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hotmercury
Jul 10, 2010 9:05 am
Melly03
Melly03
10 July 2010

Boral Brick Issue-need help

Boral Brick Issue-need help

Lina, How did you go with your bricks? We put an order in for batch 52 and unfortunately our order was not honoured and we ended up with batch 8 which is horrible. Most…

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Melly03
Jul 10, 2010 12:11 pm
Bel & Ben
Bel & Ben
10 July 2010

alucobond

alucobond

My fiance using this material for his sign business, you can get sheets anywhere from $100-$150 for 2400x1200mm. It is a very easy to use material and if you go on the…

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Bel & Ben
Jul 10, 2010 5:21 pm
chezza
chezza
10 July 2010

Thinking of building a Coral home at Woodlands, QLD

Thinking of building a Coral home at Woodlands, QLD
QLD

We have just finished building with Coral in Newcastle and would recommend them to anyone...110%+++++

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chezza
Jul 10, 2010 7:56 pm
Hels
Hels
10 July 2010

Paint Colour - natural/earth tones etc

Paint Colour - natural/earth tones etc

We used wattyl chalk beige. Not sure if it would be too beige for you but you could do a half strength. There are some photos in this thread; viewtopic.php?f=31&t=35824

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Hels
Jul 10, 2010 10:41 pm
Hels
Velouria
Velouria
10 July 2010

How blue is Anotec Dark Grey

How blue is Anotec Dark Grey
WA

Thanks for replying Rizzo, I was originally going to have a woodland grey roof, but now am thinking of Bushland instead (with Bushland fascia and timber posts). It…

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Velouria
Jul 10, 2010 10:50 pm
Velouria
jasche77
jasche77
11 July 2010

Our Masterton Havanna....home sweet home,moved in!!

Our Masterton Havanna....home sweet home,moved in!!
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Well done Jen ur finally in...u must be relieved. Looks really good, and nice choise of colours and materials. One question.....who installed ur wood heater???? and what…

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jasche77
Jul 11, 2010 2:38 am
jasche77
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
11 July 2010

Burnished Wood.....is it more charcoal or brown????

Burnished Wood.....is it more charcoal or brown????

Yep it's grey alright. . .it's a lovely soft stoney type of grey not a bluey type if that makes sense! Yes things can often look different on computer monitors as it looks…

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JohnnyD
Jul 11, 2010 11:41 am
JohnnyD
catjim
catjim
11 July 2010

Extending a wall out under the eaves

Extending a wall out under the eaves

Kineso, yes the ceiling will be lower in the area where an eave would normally be on the outside of the house. An eave lining is always lower than a ceiling and you've…

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catjim
Jul 11, 2010 7:20 pm
behw
behw
11 July 2010

SITE CUT JUST FINISHED, BUILDER PUSH US TO PAY FOR SLAB !!!

SITE CUT JUST FINISHED, BUILDER PUSH US TO PAY FOR SLAB !!!

I am saying that amending the contract period. If they have not compelted the work but charge you for it, they have to amend the due date. Yes, keep an account of the…

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behw
Jul 11, 2010 8:26 pm
Freakin
Freakin
11 July 2010

Final inspection list.

Final inspection list.
VIC

Hi KW, I recently did an inspection on 2 houses my Dad built. I ended up with a list 4 pages long including major things like repainting several walls (they had only put…

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Freakin
Jul 11, 2010 8:52 pm
ESB
ESB
11 July 2010

What did you find to be your most ridiculous guideline ?

What did you find to be your most ridiculous guideline ?
1, 2

I can't believe some of these guidelines ... wow, a bit over the top. :::

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ESB
Jul 11, 2010 10:24 pm
ESB
Jayneylou
Jayneylou
11 July 2010

Boral Mocha Bricks

Boral Mocha Bricks

I used Mocha with natural mortar on my pretty much completed Westbury... there are photos on my blog

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Jayneylou
Jul 11, 2010 10:35 pm
Aasshh23
Aasshh23
11 July 2010

NBG - Vaucluse 390E

NBG - Vaucluse 390E
VIC

Hi guys, We are also looking at building the Vaucluse 390E. We looked at so many houses and this plan seemed to be perfect! What area you building in? We are building in…

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Aasshh23
Jul 11, 2010 10:40 pm

Our house was completed in February. We are located in Yanchep, WA. It's been raining the past week pretty much every day and tonight when I went into my daughters room…

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Blue
Jul 11, 2010 11:43 pm
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building1
Jul 12, 2010 8:50 am
donuts
donuts
12 July 2010

Cost of building a new home

Cost of building a new home

depends how long the piece of string is! really is such an open ended question. would agree with dadandsue though, minimum $300k for a 2-storey 295m2 house I would think.

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donuts
Jul 12, 2010 10:45 am
donuts
me,he&little she
me,he&little she
12 July 2010

What brand are your bricks?

What brand are your bricks?

Daniel Robertson bricks are just devine.... ::kiss::

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me,he&little she
Jul 12, 2010 2:29 pm
me,he&little she
cory
cory
12 July 2010

anyone built or building with GJ Gardner Logan

anyone built or building with GJ Gardner Logan
QLD

Hi everyone, This is my first post. Have anyone built or building with GJ Gardner Logan? What is ur experience with them?

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cory
Jul 12, 2010 4:21 pm
mummamichelle
mummamichelle
12 July 2010

Picture update!!

Picture update!!
VIC
1, 2

Wow, your house is looking so great! I love the kids play area and may have to steal your bubble decal idea, love it and the bright colours.

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mummamichelle
Jul 12, 2010 5:07 pm
kimandruss
kimandruss
12 July 2010

Allworth Homes Solara Bizante

Allworth Homes Solara Bizante
NSW

Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone else if building the Solara?

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kimandruss
Jul 12, 2010 8:41 pm
Arena537
Arena537
12 July 2010

new land release south east suburbs

new land release south east suburbs
VIC

Hi Erin, Last parcel of land in Berwick that I am aware of is Bernly Gardens (between The Chase and Eden Rise). All the display centres and land sales offices we spoke…

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Arena537
Jul 12, 2010 9:01 pm
bellabelinda
bellabelinda
12 July 2010

Is there anything we can do???? PLEASE HELP

Is there anything we can do???? PLEASE HELP

Em&Jamie ... nice to meet you neighbours yay!!! We looked at the expresso as well, but same story as Aurbagine there not going to be ready until September, Our only choice…

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bellabelinda
Jul 12, 2010 9:15 pm
leebuild
leebuild
12 July 2010

Commodore homes just signed up for the Bathurst

Commodore homes just signed up for the Bathurst
WA

hi there are a few of us on this thread we ambushed matt s site we have all had many delays as long as you know paperwork will be at least 6 to 7 months. This delay could…

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leebuild
Jul 12, 2010 10:14 pm
Twiggy
Twiggy
13 July 2010

[PLAN] 4x Bedroom/2.5x Bath/2x Storey/Cinema

[PLAN] 4x Bedroom/2.5x Bath/2x Storey/Cinema
SA

I love your cinema and spa room/sauna. Nice to see a house with a cinema that's actually a nice size, not a 3x3m room. My only thing to raise that hasn't was in relation…

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Twiggy
Jul 13, 2010 11:12 am
Twiggy
pottsville
pottsville
13 July 2010

Self Closing Glass Sliding Door leading onto pool - Options?

Self Closing Glass Sliding Door leading onto pool - Options?

Hi, Wondering if anyone out there can help me!!! We are having a 7.5 x 3 lap pool installed after handover. Basically our pool will be down the left side of our house…

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pottsville
Jul 13, 2010 11:45 am
MummaDJ
MummaDJ
4 November 2013

Plantation Shutters - PVC or Hardwood/Brasswood?

Plantation Shutters - PVC or Hardwood/Brasswood?

Hi there. I am just looking at PVC shutters vs Timber shutters. Any feedback on the shutters you went with?

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MummaDJ
Nov 04, 2013 8:26 pm
Caromac
Caromac
13 July 2010

lustrous elm or oyster linea?

lustrous elm or oyster linea?

Hi, Have you got any sample photos of them to upload. I would love to comment, but need to see what it looks like. Cheers caromac

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Caromac
Jul 13, 2010 12:54 pm
Caromac
Ingle Farm
Ingle Farm
13 July 2010

HELP- FHOG extension delaying progress payments

HELP- FHOG extension delaying progress payments

I sent the paperwork through on the friday, called on the Monday and had…

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Ingle Farm
Jul 13, 2010 12:56 pm
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Yakks
Jul 13, 2010 2:52 pm
Stormy
Stormy
13 July 2010

Help- need pics of bathrooms!!

Help- need pics of bathrooms!!

I suppose if I centred it above the cupboards I could put a vase or something on the right above the drawers but the kids would probably knock…

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Stormy
Jul 13, 2010 3:07 pm
Stormy
sweetime
sweetime
13 July 2010

Looking to Build Sutherland Shire Internal Lot Def Query

Looking to Build Sutherland Shire Internal Lot Def Query
NSW

i assume by an "internal lot" they mean one that doesn't have land or a right of way accessing the road - think of it as being an island surrounded by the other land. but…

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sweetime
Jul 13, 2010 4:23 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
13 July 2010

question about builder error re: setback of house

question about builder error re: setback of house
WA

most perth builders allow for 6m of driveway paving as a standard. I'd suspect that any more than that and you'd have to foot the extra, in this case 2.5m?

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Huggy_B
Jul 13, 2010 4:39 pm
Huggy_B
yaramine
yaramine
13 July 2010

Gutter Protection

Gutter Protection
VIC

We also looked around for Gutter Protection and came across a company called Blue Mountain Mesh you can purchase the product and do it yourself. ::

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yaramine
Jul 13, 2010 6:08 pm
Syrus
Syrus
13 July 2010

3 star energy rated heater installed/supposed to be 4/5 star

3 star energy rated heater installed/supposed to be 4/5 star
VIC

they would have to take of the tiles or roof sheets and take it out that way.

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Syrus
Jul 13, 2010 6:50 pm
Ariana82
Ariana82
13 July 2010

Homestart

Homestart
WA

We av had been thru the mill lately with my hubby losing his job, the car accident and then the changes with the key start system where we were told that we were no longer…

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Ariana82
Jul 13, 2010 9:21 pm
Ariana82
Ariana82
13 July 2010

I need help with the outside (and inside)

I need help with the outside (and inside)
WA

We r still waiting on titles now three months later than expected but it's good as we don't have colours or any ideas yet

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Ariana82
Jul 13, 2010 10:40 pm
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Ariana82
Jul 13, 2010 10:48 pm
rbt
rbt
13 July 2010

Where to for info on Solar Panel rebates, REC's etc??

Where to for info on Solar Panel rebates, REC's etc??

Hi Naddis01, Our builder gave us advice that the payback time on a solar system was likely to be longer than what the green energy companies were…

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rbt
Jul 13, 2010 11:10 pm
Rinny
Rinny
14 July 2010

Shower water pressure really low :(

Shower water pressure really low :(

I think it is to do with reducing water usage. I'm pretty sure all new shower heads are on 'low flow' which is a bugger. I love my stinging…

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Rinny
Jul 14, 2010 8:29 am
Melly03
Melly03
14 July 2010

How long from Land Settlement to actual Site Start

How long from Land Settlement to actual Site Start
VIC

Ours was 20 working days from the date that the builder was provided with written confirmation from our bank that the loan funds were available. DA and Construction…

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Melly03
Jul 14, 2010 12:00 pm
mb2hall
mb2hall
14 July 2010

Landscape - Recommendation Please

Landscape - Recommendation Please
VIC

Thanks, I have noted done your landscaper from your blog already. Does anyone else have any other recommendations?

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mb2hall
Jul 14, 2010 12:09 pm
pink2010
pink2010
14 July 2010

Council Approval

Council Approval

We've been put into scheduling, the builder said that it may take up to a month to get started (Hopefully the end of this month) We meet our rep next week so we'll find…

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pink2010
Jul 14, 2010 2:54 pm
Yakks
Yakks
14 July 2010

dispensation issue

dispensation issue
VIC

Thanks borg for information. I think, builder's advise to move off house 1m from boundary is not bad also. But still confuse....should I apply for dispensation or build…

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Yakks
Jul 14, 2010 3:12 pm


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