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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
ourhouseondunest
ourhouseondunest
21 September 2010

Our Hayman by B'bank Build

Our Hayman by B'bank Build
VIC

Ok - so I have been VERY slack :oops: with posting but we're up to bricks :z: . I'm currently uploading some photos so bear with me... :wink:

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ourhouseondunest
Sep 21, 2010 2:52 pm
ourhouseondunest
kamranshakil
kamranshakil
19 January 2011

What's new in the world of security?

What's new in the world of security?

I like these products... has anyone used…

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kamranshakil
Jan 19, 2011 7:42 pm
micks_k
micks_k
21 September 2010

147a

147a
1, 2

Hi Mel, It's finally the 21st of September. Do you have any news to share? Mick

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micks_k
Sep 21, 2010 4:13 pm
micks_k
AJW
AJW
21 September 2010

Plumbing Issues

Plumbing Issues

Hi, I can't think of what it is called. It's the bit at the back (or front) that is connected to the drains in the house. It usually has a grate…

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AJW
Sep 21, 2010 5:00 pm
Gazza
Gazza
21 September 2010

Built With SPH - Carpet Going in 2day :)

Built With SPH - Carpet Going in 2day :)
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Your house is looking great ,bamboo floors are finishing things off nicely. I was hoping to get a completed house at PCI stage ,instead the couldn't care less supervisor…

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Gazza
Sep 21, 2010 5:28 pm
Sierra
Sierra
21 September 2010

Average Cost of standard timber decking per square meter.

Average Cost of standard timber decking per square meter.

This is probably the post your looking for. viewtopic.php?f=17&t=3229 If you pm me your details, I would be happy to provide some construction drawings and accurate upto…

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Sierra
Sep 21, 2010 7:58 pm
Sierra
dagget
dagget
21 September 2010

Building in Trentham, Victoria

Building in Trentham, Victoria
VIC

Where are you building in Trentham? We are doing the same as you but just moving from Woodend.

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dagget
Sep 21, 2010 9:48 pm
dagget
jessie87
jessie87
21 September 2010

Chinese Vs Italian Porcelene?

Chinese Vs Italian Porcelene?

Definitiely Italian tiles. They say the best are from Italy and Spain

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jessie87
Sep 21, 2010 11:02 pm
Lex
Lex
21 September 2010

Brick Clean - Prior To Handover ??

Brick Clean - Prior To Handover ??

^ what she said :D It can be done and it should be done if it's bothering you. The only thing is, often they don't take care and then use too strong a wash and then do…

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Lex
Sep 22, 2010 12:23 am
Lex
Justbuild
Justbuild
21 September 2010

House building budget

House building budget

devank who did landscape for you? Are you happy with the work. based on your cost breakdown, he also did driveway for you as…

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Justbuild
Sep 22, 2010 12:37 am
Dangerjim
Dangerjim
22 September 2010

Terrible tiles, Cant believe they have been laid.

Terrible tiles, Cant believe they have been laid.

Cheers for the feedback. Espeically Adam m. It is the tile that is defective not the slab. I am in discussions with the tile shop and builder at the moment. Will keep you…

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Dangerjim
Sep 22, 2010 1:29 pm
dagget
dagget
22 September 2010

Blue Mount Glenrowan - Trentham Vic

Blue Mount Glenrowan - Trentham Vic
VIC

Hi Annie There have been some great bargains in Trentham over the last couple of years, could get a decent weatherboard house that needed renovation for around $220K but…

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dagget
Sep 22, 2010 1:55 pm
dagget
Lex
Lex
8 March 2011

Can someone tells me this is right or wrong !!??

Can someone tells me this is right or wrong !!??

jimsting, so the last pic does not look like that any more? It is starting to "fall apart"? If so, it's probably due to house settling. How long ago was the house…

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Lex
Mar 08, 2011 8:30 am
Lex
MadCow
MadCow
22 September 2010

Builder damaged council footpaths, are they responsible?

Builder damaged council footpaths, are they responsible?

Thanks for the info, sounds like something the builder or their contractors need to fix. I don't recall getting an asset protection permit from the council, I was only…

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MadCow
Sep 22, 2010 3:31 pm
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higherdestiny
Sep 22, 2010 3:48 pm
feeg
feeg
22 September 2010

Help! Struggling with facade colors!

Help! Struggling with facade colors!

Hi Beeg, have you checked out Taubman's Silkworm?? Thats the color I am going for which has kinda lightish greyish finish..guess will look good…

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feeg
Sep 22, 2010 9:13 pm
Lex
Lex
22 September 2010

Tiling over sheet material

Tiling over sheet material
NSW

Thanks Joanna, yes, that sort of material. Just wanna know if this is actually doable. Am getting some pros to come over, have a proper look and discuss it but ... it's…

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Lex
Sep 22, 2010 9:34 pm
Lex
mel_mox
mel_mox
22 September 2010

Tender process?

Tender process?

Got a copy of our site tests today :-) Don't fully understand it but says m slab required which I know no upgrade! Great! Also says slight to moderate fall! Hopefully it's…

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mel_mox
Sep 22, 2010 10:32 pm
David Kosonen
David Kosonen
27 August 2011

Side Gate & Television Antennas in Melb - who's best ?

Side Gate & Television Antennas in Melb - who's best ?

Hi Paul.Jason If you need an Antenna installed out west i would recommend www.melbournetvantennas.com.au. They have a 10 year warranty and give pensioner discounts.

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David Kosonen
Aug 27, 2011 4:51 pm
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
23 September 2010

Frame Issue - Help

Frame Issue - Help

Yep, no biggie.

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ibfragalot99
Sep 23, 2010 9:59 am
ibfragalot99
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
23 September 2010

Our bath water is green?!

Our bath water is green?!

Don't forget to catch the water and re use it!!!!! I don't care that they lifted restriction on Melbourne, we still have stuff all water.

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chrisandkate
Sep 23, 2010 1:10 pm
Micklou
Micklou
23 September 2010

Our build / reno

Our build / reno
NSW

Hi, We are doing an extension of our existing house in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney. We are also embarking on a reno of the old bit of the house. Our old blog is…

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Micklou
Sep 23, 2010 3:46 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
3 December 2014

Just checking out the rules....

Just checking out the rules....

Hello, what is this * thing that can make your signature and profile private from google searches and how do I do it?

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Beazley77
Dec 03, 2014 3:03 pm
Beazley77
TheOK
TheOK
10 October 2010

Polyester carpet ?

Polyester carpet ?

It remembers alright.... that's why it stays down. :z: :z: :z: ::lol::

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TheOK
Oct 10, 2010 3:03 pm
TheOK
Dove
Dove
23 September 2010

Just a quickie!

Just a quickie!
VIC

Now I know I'm out of date. I printed the pages I wanted. Then photographed each page and load them to Photobucket. Primitive but it works. Reminds me of James Bond

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Dove
Sep 23, 2010 6:47 pm
Dove
joles
joles
23 September 2010

What is required fr me for an accurate quote fr a builder

What is required fr me for an accurate quote fr a builder
NSW

For any builder to give you an accurate quote, they have to do a contour survey and a soil test to determine the fall of the block and the type of slab required. Generally…

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joles
Sep 23, 2010 8:20 pm
joles
jacaranda
jacaranda
23 September 2010

Anyone else building in Arthur Court, Woodend?

Anyone else building in Arthur Court, Woodend?
VIC

Woodend is a fine place, great to find out who and what is being built there too, often drive past just to see how much progress is being made. We…

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jacaranda
Sep 23, 2010 10:00 pm
jacaranda


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