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I loved eaves but cold not have them all around the house due to the cost ::sad:: And I couldnt have them along the garage due to a zero boundary, but we put them across the…

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makoby
Jun 16, 2010 7:19 am
oze
oze
16 June 2010

Plaster around rear garage door

Plaster around rear garage door

Thanks everyone. I saw Lisa's photos and she has plaster all the way around. No idea why some have it and others don't. Guess it will remain a mystery. True Kek, it is…

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oze
Jun 16, 2010 8:59 am
oze
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
16 June 2010

Cost to have a kit home built?

Cost to have a kit home built?

Hi Chad, a lot of it depends on how much you plan to do yourself and how much you plan to pay someone to do. We were told by the kit home company that we bought from that…

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Raleighfarm
Jun 16, 2010 10:28 am
Raleighfarm
kure69
kure69
16 June 2010

New Homes Contract

New Homes Contract

I just got some legal advice on the mater and was informed that I do not have to sign a Caveat for the builder to put a caveat on land title. Under Domestic Building…

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kure69
Jun 16, 2010 10:51 am
bindala
bindala
16 June 2010

most reputable builder in victoria?

most reputable builder in victoria?

Hi there, If you want to know everthing about the builders, their ratings by their own customers and comments on their build, go to this link. Only If you are bulding in…

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bindala
Jun 16, 2010 11:12 am
CiNnY
CiNnY
16 June 2010

Recommend A Driveway Concreter around Doreen?

Recommend A Driveway Concreter around Doreen?

Our exposed was done by a mate who is no longer in the conrcete business btu we got our mix from Mentone Pre Mix. they have them all on their website and if you ring them…

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CiNnY
Jun 16, 2010 11:39 am
Infidel
Infidel
16 June 2010

Building in Perth's Northern Suburbs

Building in Perth's Northern Suburbs
WA

Hi Day Dreamer I read you are building with APG homes at burns beach. I have just put down the deposit on a cottage lot at Burns beach and I am in discussions with APG…

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Infidel
Jun 16, 2010 1:08 pm
mortgage2009
mortgage2009
16 June 2010

Certificate Occupancy, Inspections, Handover - Confused!!!

Certificate Occupancy, Inspections, Handover - Confused!!!
VIC

Thanks A&E - I have been keeping check on your thread - looking forward to your OCI updates! Mervyn, I contacted just about everyone, RACV, Alliance, AAMI, the lot. …

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mortgage2009
Jun 16, 2010 2:01 pm
Lex
Lex
16 June 2010

Our Family Home - CC Imminent.

Our Family Home - CC Imminent.
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hey kyton, do you have a build blog? I'd like to have a peek at your tallowwood deck :)

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Lex
Jun 16, 2010 4:44 pm
Lex
lj3376
lj3376
16 June 2010

internal fit out before bricks?

internal fit out before bricks?

We are in the same boat- our internal is pretty much to lock up but the bricking is not finished. Thankfully the bricking is now about 3/4 done and the brickies actually…

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lj3376
Jun 16, 2010 4:48 pm
tim1981
tim1981
16 June 2010

Eminence Doreen - Optic Fibre or ADSL2?

Eminence Doreen - Optic Fibre or ADSL2?
VIC

Hi guys, Wondering if anyone living (or building) in Eminence could help me out here. We are building in Stage 7 and theres a bit of confusion with our builder over…

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tim1981
Jun 16, 2010 4:49 pm
Pugs
Pugs
16 June 2010

Extra costs when building.

Extra costs when building.
VIC

Propper TV and Data Cabling... some of these packages i've seen others get are woefull and over priced

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Pugs
Jun 16, 2010 5:53 pm
Pugs
dadandsue
dadandsue
16 June 2010

Guess the build cost!

Guess the build cost!
VIC

2 townhouses, lets say 550sqm in total to highish standard. BUDGET $850,000

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dadandsue
Jun 16, 2010 6:15 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
16 June 2010

Independent reviewer for my site cost

Independent reviewer for my site cost
VIC

Your issue is not if the cost is right but if the foundations used are appropriate to your land. An engineer would do this and maybe advise you on price.

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Adam.M
Jun 16, 2010 11:07 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
16 June 2010

Progress payment question

Progress payment question
WA

The should only charge you what your contract says regarding progress payments + any late progress payment interest if applicable. They are in breach of Domestic Building…

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Adam.M
Jun 16, 2010 11:13 pm
Brad & Sonya
Brad & Sonya
16 June 2010

Timber Floor laid after handover?

Timber Floor laid after handover?

Hi anieg, We have installed a timber floor after handover in 2 houses now. The first was plank on ply as described by upgraders and we had to trim the bottom of the doors…

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Brad & Sonya
Jun 16, 2010 11:36 pm
Brad & Sonya
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
17 June 2010

Good PCI inspector - perth SOR

Good PCI inspector - perth SOR

Just looked in my RAC Horizons book. It's Housepect 1300 1300 68 www.houspect.com.au RAC members get 10% (tell them when you ring). I have never used them, so can't vouch…

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Oceanus2
Jun 17, 2010 12:19 am
bel
bel
17 June 2010

Battleaxe property and Hornsby council...where do I start!

Battleaxe property and Hornsby council...where do I start!

Well done Jas :: And Yay for you - you have started your building journey :z: A really great outcome so far, and good on the council town planner, giving you such informative…

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bel
Jun 17, 2010 7:05 am
bel
GSK
GSK
17 June 2010

Shower sizes - how do I measure?

Shower sizes - how do I measure?

Our builder told us that it was measured from the frame. I disputed it and they made our shower 900x900 internal and the other 1800x900 internal.

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GSK
Jun 17, 2010 9:43 am
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
17 June 2010

Site cost inclusion breakdown in your base house price

Site cost inclusion breakdown in your base house price
VIC

I know someone that's building with metricon, and they were told what the $$$ amount was for 'standard' site costs. Most builders would tell you, ours (EB) did as well…

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joannapaulp
Jun 17, 2010 10:18 am
borg
borg
17 June 2010

PGH bricks

PGH bricks

Some pgh bricks did have issues. However Austral and boral also make this type of brick. Talk to your builder about it. It is repairable. My neighbour had a similar issue…

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borg
Jun 17, 2010 10:24 am
borg
croc
croc
17 June 2010

Custom build Arion estate - Harrisdale

Custom build Arion estate - Harrisdale
WA

Hey d@n - don't want the kids getting too comfortable at home otherwise they'll never leave! I understand your comment though. I guess it depends on your kids - very rare…

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croc
Jun 17, 2010 10:42 am
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


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