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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
pman
pman
4 July 2010

Allworth Concerto Display Home

Allworth Concerto Display Home
NSW

Wow this is good news. Thanks noddy09 for this. It seems they also have a separate rumpus room which they have converted to their TV area. Also the front facade looks…

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pman
Jul 04, 2010 7:32 pm
Sorrento
Sorrento
4 July 2010

Cheap material to cover windows

Cheap material to cover windows
NSW
1, 2

I forgot to mention that Bunnings did say that the Rediblinds are a discontinued item so it would be worth ringing your local Bunnings before heading down there. The…

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Sorrento
Jul 04, 2010 7:50 pm
HomeImprovement
HomeImprovement
4 July 2010

Home Improvement's Housing Saga - The Waterford

Home Improvement's Housing Saga - The Waterford
NSW

Dear homeone forum members, I require some SOS assistance! If anyone has a picture of their three washing machine taps (hot, cold & rainwater) can you please upload and…

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HomeImprovement
Jul 04, 2010 10:07 pm
HomeImprovement
royalblue
royalblue
4 July 2010

Bleach on tile grout

Bleach on tile grout

For maintenance cleaning of polished porcelain tiles and grout, a neutral cleaner with microfibres. Wash with this,…

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royalblue
Jul 04, 2010 10:51 pm
sara.alag
sara.alag
5 July 2010

Slab this week - Celebration Homes

Slab this week - Celebration Homes
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

hi rosie just read on another thread that you have moved in to your new place!!! Very happy for you :) Do post some picccies! Cheers

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sara.alag
Jul 05, 2010 3:05 pm
ESB
ESB
5 July 2010

Buying land in Coral Cove ... conditions of sale???

Buying land in Coral Cove ... conditions of sale???
QLD

That's frustrating zeitgeber! I'm lucky up here at the moment, nothing is selling, so I've got time on my side and hopefully the agents will be more open to the soil test…

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ESB
Jul 05, 2010 3:28 pm
ESB
kyton
kyton
5 July 2010

Were you provided with a 3D drawing of your joinery??

Were you provided with a 3D drawing of your joinery??

Not unless they have the software - and smaller companies wouldn't necessarily have it. Had we have gotten our builder to do the kitchen then no we wouldn't have been…

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kyton
Jul 05, 2010 8:50 pm
kyton
pedro.lyn.josh
pedro.lyn.josh
5 July 2010

OPINIONS PLEASE elevations changes

OPINIONS PLEASE elevations changes
NSW

well i spoke to my renderer and he said that it cracks and often.. so its something else i have to come to terms with i guess. looks like more research for me,.

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pedro.lyn.josh
Jul 05, 2010 11:06 pm
pedro.lyn.josh
Southies
Southies
6 July 2010

Connecting rainwater tank to toilets - what do you think?

Connecting rainwater tank to toilets - what do you think?
VIC
1, 2

Bam, I guess it all helps :th: but seriously, water efficiency means that 3000 LT just isn't a meaningful volulme IMO. For you situation, it'll be fine. Long term though,…

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Southies
Jul 06, 2010 12:32 pm
Southies
jagguy
jagguy
6 July 2010

awful sub division

awful sub division
VIC

vic the bathroom window faces us but that is ok . if you walk to the side we see the windows which you can then look into our backyard. that window doesnt directly face us

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jagguy
Jul 06, 2010 1:58 pm
dreamhome
dreamhome
6 July 2010

Dreamhome Post Handover - Bricks turning green again!

Dreamhome Post Handover - Bricks turning green again!
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Oh dreamhome, I'm so sad for you... ::sad:: Actually, for both of us. Are you using Nougat? I hope you find a solution soon - so you can go and…

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dreamhome
Jul 06, 2010 2:16 pm
dreamhome
kateypink
kateypink
6 July 2010

Legal Action

Legal Action

Yep, we have submitted a letter to the manager of the range we are building in with our building company. It even included doctors letters about the stress it has placed…

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kateypink
Jul 06, 2010 2:35 pm
Bek
Bek
6 July 2010

Retaining wall question

Retaining wall question
NSW

I spoke to council (finally) today and basically i was told that sometimes they put retaining walls on the plans even though they haven't been to site to see if they're in…

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Bek
Jul 06, 2010 3:28 pm
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
6 July 2010

Lock Up to Handover ?

Lock Up to Handover ?

http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=35531&hilit=lock+up+to+handover You should answer but in reality it's a guessing game for…

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pinkdiamond
Jul 06, 2010 5:14 pm
pinkdiamond
G&K
G&K
6 July 2010

Sierra Estate, Nth Cranbourne.

Sierra Estate, Nth Cranbourne.
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Guys, Did some investigating into the Hill Top Park and its future development today, I started with Stocklands and they tell me that their…

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G&K
Jul 06, 2010 5:57 pm
G&K
OMG
OMG
6 July 2010

Corals Heron 251 - fingers crossed this can be fixed 06/07

Corals Heron 251 - fingers crossed this can be fixed 06/07
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Waiting waiting waiting - for someone to call us & let us know if the cupboards can be fixed! Problem 1: seems this part of our tender letters was left out of the plans &…

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OMG
Jul 06, 2010 7:37 pm
kikin
kikin
6 July 2010

Is it a downlight?

Is it a downlight?

May I ask if you know how much it would appro charge for such downlights? I doubt my builder charged me with the "low voltage" one but installed…

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kikin
Jul 06, 2010 9:20 pm
Pugs
Pugs
6 July 2010

New Optus Connection

New Optus Connection

Telstra only do underground for new builds... that is for FTTH estates or Normal streets/ estates.. as for the Optus cabling.. you will need to…

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Pugs
Jul 06, 2010 10:16 pm
Pugs
beattun
beattun
6 July 2010

Fixing Stage - When Is It Complete?

Fixing Stage - When Is It Complete?

yeah my partners reasoning is that they cant give us the house without these items so if they want the payment give it to them and let them get on with it, im reluctant…

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beattun
Jul 06, 2010 10:51 pm
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
7 July 2010

Burbank PCI and Settlement advice?

Burbank PCI and Settlement advice?
VIC

Hi nelle...not sure about Burbank specific (still early stages with them) but there are some useful tips here...

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Madison27AA
Jul 07, 2010 12:13 am
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
7 July 2010

Cost of Custom Build - Tricky site

Cost of Custom Build - Tricky site

Hiya guys Kiwi thought i should check out this thread. Having worked as a sales consultant for several years for a project builder who did custom designs and also a…

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nathanbudde
Jul 07, 2010 1:41 pm
nathanbudde
MickeyD
MickeyD
7 July 2010

Almost cried during colour appointment - so disappointed

Almost cried during colour appointment - so disappointed

Oh you poor dear, I know exactly how you feel. Both my partner and I were in tears at our colour selection appointment (granted, our sales consultant lied to our face…

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MickeyD
Jul 07, 2010 4:53 pm
rynmackz
rynmackz
7 July 2010

Broadband in South Morang, Hawkstowe?

Broadband in South Morang, Hawkstowe?
VIC
1, 2

I agree about what other saying some part street at Hawkstowe is very hard to connect a broadband connection.

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rynmackz
Jul 07, 2010 6:25 pm


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