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upsydaisy
upsydaisy
20 July 2010

Wardrobe fit outs..who did you use? Please show me some pics

Wardrobe fit outs..who did you use? Please show me some pics

Our builder uses Premium - http://www.premiumoz.com.au/. I don't have any pics yet, but we did use them to do our first house and were very happy with the quality and the cost.

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upsydaisy
Jul 20, 2010 5:27 pm
upsydaisy
Bagheera
Bagheera
21 July 2010

ALTANTIQUE MK2 -

ALTANTIQUE MK2 -
VIC
1, 2, 3

it seems that we are not authorised to read the thread ::wink::

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Bagheera
Jul 21, 2010 9:36 am
joles
joles
21 July 2010

Painting gutters and fascia

Painting gutters and fascia

We picked woodland grey (colorbond), one of the reason was so we would get powder coated gutters and facias, but no, they are going to be painted,…

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joles
Jul 21, 2010 12:21 pm
joles
Bek
Bek
21 July 2010

Plumbing and the house frame

Plumbing and the house frame

Thanks everyone, you've put my mind at ease that's for sure!!!!

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Bek
Jul 21, 2010 2:50 pm
Belial
Belial
21 July 2010

Any slab issues near an easement

Any slab issues near an easement
VIC

Picture really does help explain what i was on about earlier, so rather than draw it myself TDL's pic over at…

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Belial
Jul 21, 2010 2:52 pm
Belial
josephs_79
josephs_79
21 July 2010

Building First Home - Mernda Villages - Absoloute Noob :D

Building First Home - Mernda Villages - Absoloute Noob :D
VIC

Thanks!!! Lol The one search I forgot to do was Tips *shakes head* Much appreciated!!!

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josephs_79
Jul 21, 2010 3:35 pm
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shellb78
Jul 21, 2010 3:46 pm
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
21 July 2010

Trepidman's Pseudo Eco(photo's to lock-up)

Trepidman's Pseudo Eco(photo's to lock-up)
VIC
1, 2

Hey trepidman...just going through your thread and it seems there has been no updates from your end for a long time.....I am sure there are more like me...waiting for more…

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Madison27AA
Jul 21, 2010 5:29 pm
Lex
Lex
21 July 2010

DAMP PROOF COURSE

DAMP PROOF COURSE

:th: If you can see that the flashing sits on about 1/2 of the brick width, I don't think it's a huge problem. I think your flashing and weep hole system should still perform…

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Lex
Jul 21, 2010 8:15 pm
Lex
alfy
alfy
21 July 2010

Westminster Duplex in Claremont Meadows NSW **Updated PICS**

Westminster Duplex in Claremont Meadows NSW **Updated PICS**
NSW

wow lived in claremonts meadows many years ago now and worked at the real estate office there property plus still have friends in claremont…

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alfy
Jul 21, 2010 10:02 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
21 July 2010

PCI/Handover queries

PCI/Handover queries

1) Whether it is a legal requirement that issues at PCI need to be fixed within two weeks? Funny enough your contract says nothing about a "PCI". It's a loophole they use…

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Adam.M
Jul 21, 2010 10:41 pm
kingster
kingster
21 July 2010

Surveyor Recommendations

Surveyor Recommendations
VIC

Any good recommendations on land surveyor in Point Cook?

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kingster
Jul 22, 2010 12:09 am
sweetime
sweetime
22 July 2010

Fence and Boundary Help.

Fence and Boundary Help.
SA

In Victoria there is a Civil and Administrative Tribunal that deals with property issues. It is a far cheaper option than a Court - you might want to check whether there…

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sweetime
Jul 22, 2010 9:58 am
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
22 July 2010

Winder colour in relation to frame colour

Winder colour in relation to frame colour

We have aluminium framed awning windows, the frame is woodland grey, the winder itself is black (as this was the closest colour available to match) we were told when we…

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joannapaulp
Jul 22, 2010 2:06 pm
Echo
Echo
22 July 2010

Water bill while building

Water bill while building
VIC

Yep , they can be clever. I was charged for water usage on the block with the tap ( some small amount I dont remember but less than $20 I think ) But I got a bill for…

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Echo
Jul 22, 2010 2:25 pm
Echo
Bagheera
Bagheera
22 July 2010

Has anyone built with Ross Squire homes Perth

Has anyone built with Ross Squire homes Perth
WA

Hi Jenno - yes we are in the hills – we don’t have a very "challenging" block but nevertheless the siteworks alone are costing us $60K+ so I do understand why…

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Bagheera
Jul 22, 2010 6:07 pm
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onc_artisan
Jul 22, 2010 8:19 pm
onc_artisan
ESB
ESB
22 July 2010

A question for all those who have built before :-)

A question for all those who have built before :-)
QLD

Thanks for your replies. I'll speak to the builder about including these items, but he works it all if I source my own items and see what he says. If he's happy to…

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ESB
Jul 22, 2010 10:23 pm
ESB
donuts
donuts
23 July 2010

Front setback relaxation application refused - need advice

Front setback relaxation application refused - need advice

sorry to hear you've been refused. this would have upset me greatly :( we applied for dispensation too, but were successful. I think if you are in no rush then you would…

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donuts
Jul 23, 2010 8:59 am
donuts
vincy
vincy
23 July 2010

PGH Spinnifex range POA

PGH Spinnifex range POA
NSW

we are also using poa :-)

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vincy
Jul 23, 2010 1:28 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
23 July 2010

Quality of the house, including material and standard

Quality of the house, including material and standard
VIC

Maybe you should bring these issues up with your builder at PCI, or during other inspections that you may have during the build. Maybe hire an independant inspector for…

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joannapaulp
Jul 23, 2010 1:57 pm
carlswil
carlswil
23 July 2010

After Handover

After Handover
SA

Our finance company made us include the stormwater, floor coverings, perimeter paving, and fencing. We have a requirement where we are building, that our front…

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carlswil
Jul 23, 2010 2:59 pm
cathedral
cathedral
23 July 2010

Custom design, where to start?

Custom design, where to start?
VIC

Thanks guys. Especially Thalian...... hope your build goes well too!

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cathedral
Jul 23, 2010 3:03 pm
sslc
sslc
23 July 2010

Wet Plaster boards (walls and ceiling and sound insulation)

Wet Plaster boards (walls and ceiling and sound insulation)

Another friend said they should replace any wet plaster as I don't want any weak plaster on walls and roof or wet damp occuring or mold. This would mean quite alot of…

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sslc
Jul 23, 2010 4:39 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
23 July 2010

What does Finished Floor Level (FFL) means in Contour Plan?

What does Finished Floor Level (FFL) means in Contour Plan?

Mike - that is why we had to increase our height. After the June 2007 floods that hit Newcastle we were then deemed as being in a 1 in 100…

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to_do_list
Jul 23, 2010 5:37 pm
to_do_list
rkeerthy
rkeerthy
23 July 2010

Builing a new house.

Builing a new house.
NSW

Hi, Last year we brought a 60 years old clad house which comes under Blacktown Council, where the land size is pretty good nearly 700Sq. Now i am planning to knock down…

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rkeerthy
Jul 23, 2010 6:16 pm
E1109
E1109
23 July 2010

Gas Leakage

Gas Leakage

If your house is fitted with a bayonet type gas connection, make/beg/buy/borrow a pressure guage that fits into the connector, turn off all appliances at the taps, then…

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E1109
Jul 23, 2010 7:38 pm
E1109
andy_min
andy_min
23 July 2010

Landscaping at The Ponds.

Landscaping at The Ponds.
NSW

Have a look at this thread and the blogs listed on page 1. A few people have done their…

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andy_min
Jul 23, 2010 8:56 pm
andy_min
ESB
ESB
23 July 2010

Waffle slabs vs all concrete slabs

Waffle slabs vs all concrete slabs
QLD

That does makes sense .... thanks :D

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ESB
Jul 23, 2010 9:30 pm
ESB
benlove
benlove
23 July 2010

Holiding Back Progress Payments

Holiding Back Progress Payments
VIC

So how did you get on with your builder on this one? We have received a fixout progress claim from our builder and they haven't completed the kitchen, tiling or bathrooms…

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benlove
Jul 23, 2010 10:08 pm
davisar
davisar
23 July 2010

Building with LP Warren Homes (Victoria)

Building with LP Warren Homes (Victoria)
VIC

Hi Just wondering if you got everything sorted with LP Warren and if you were happy in the end. Am considering building with them

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davisar
Jul 23, 2010 11:49 pm
bnik
bnik
24 July 2010

Is this a World record?!

Is this a World record?!

Very good to hear you are finally 'in'. We've been in for 12 months but they…

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bnik
Jul 24, 2010 10:23 am
makoby
makoby
24 July 2010

where can I find different/feature outdoor pergola lights?

where can I find different/feature outdoor pergola lights?

YES! Thats exactly the type! Love it! Im just wondering if something like this can be used as an outdoor light? Or is it specifically for indoors? This is the type of…

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makoby
Jul 24, 2010 4:21 pm
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
24 July 2010

Quick build

Quick build
VIC

http://www.tinypic.com for the pictures. After you upload the pics, it will give you several links to them. One of them is a link for threads/forum posts. Just paste that…

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ibfragalot99
Jul 24, 2010 11:32 pm
ibfragalot99
clueless2009
clueless2009
25 July 2010

Frame stage is this ok

Frame stage is this ok

thanks for the comments guys. I notice only 2 places when talking about the last picture. one this in the ceiling area. and the other one is in one of the bedroom side…

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clueless2009
Jul 25, 2010 1:27 am
andy
andy
25 July 2010

What after PCI - no trust

What after PCI - no trust
1, 2

Lets see what happens the SS informed me at PCI that the render was covering the 5MM gap ,but I didnt buy that and called their bluff . I was then informed that they will…

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andy
Jul 25, 2010 10:31 am

Its seems like ages since i have posted the progress of the house.The brickies started laying the bricks last monday and have almost finished 2/3rds of the brickwork.The…

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Dr Shenai
Jul 25, 2010 5:17 pm
Lex
Lex
25 July 2010

When should I get gas connected?

When should I get gas connected?
NSW

Hahaha, probably so !!! I saw this link somewhere http://www.switchwise.com.au later today and it gives a very rough overview (due to…

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Lex
Jul 25, 2010 5:47 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
25 July 2010

SIMONDS HOMES Frame Inspection Report

SIMONDS HOMES Frame Inspection Report

That's a bit odd to me. It would be nice to hear what are other people's experiences with the PCA. I'm pretty sure that you can expect more from the PCA (there is info on…

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Lex
Jul 25, 2010 7:47 pm
Lex
Southies
Southies
25 July 2010

garage door?

garage door?

piccies ?? :th:

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Southies
Jul 25, 2010 8:07 pm
Southies
mjt084
mjt084
25 July 2010

Anyone Recently Built In Newcastle City Council?

Anyone Recently Built In Newcastle City Council?
NSW

Hmmmm good point.... Unless someone has a recent experience in Newcastle I think it may be best to just contact council tommorrow.

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mjt084
Jul 25, 2010 10:54 pm
ralwig88
ralwig88
26 July 2010

Building Inspector for Brisbane

Building Inspector for Brisbane
QLD

Just to resurrect this thread, any good building inspectors in North East Brisbane ? At which stages are the best to get in the independent building inspector? cheers,

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ralwig88
Jul 26, 2010 8:14 am
morox
morox
26 July 2010

Building on a sloping block (Vic)

Building on a sloping block (Vic)
VIC

Can anyone recommend any builders who build on sloping blocks - Yarra Valley area? I would love any info, feedback or advise. We have seen a block of land we LOVE but it…

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morox
Jul 26, 2010 8:31 am
carlswil
carlswil
26 July 2010

Issys 'Hamilton Alfresco'- YEY, guess what?...HAND-OVER

Issys 'Hamilton Alfresco'- YEY, guess what?...HAND-OVER
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Issy, so glad to read that all of your building issues had a happy ending finally :) We were pariciularly interested to hear about…

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carlswil
Jul 26, 2010 10:42 am
buildingwest
buildingwest
26 July 2010

Quotation with National Builders Group (NBG)

Quotation with National Builders Group (NBG)
VIC

Hi, With NBG once you pay the $2000 to accept the quotation you move onto the contract stage. If for some reason you do not proceed to go ahead with the build then the…

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buildingwest
Jul 26, 2010 2:21 pm
Jax&Trav
Jax&Trav
26 July 2010

Re: Thinking of Building in WA

Re: Thinking of Building in WA
WA

You could approach any builder in WA and probably get a solution within your budget. Some people will have good experiences with one builder, and others will have bad…

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Jax&Trav
Jul 26, 2010 3:45 pm
Yagnesh
Yagnesh
26 July 2010

Cost of Render - front facade - PorterDavis Foxley29

Cost of Render - front facade - PorterDavis Foxley29
VIC

We are planning to build a Porter Davis Foxley29 home, we have just paid a deposit and now going through all the options and hopetoun Interior upgrdae choices. One…

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Yagnesh
Jul 26, 2010 4:58 pm
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The Little Misses
Jul 26, 2010 6:59 pm
The Little Misses
gumboots
gumboots
26 July 2010

Any recommend concreters in Point Cook?

Any recommend concreters in Point Cook?
VIC

No I don't think I have any photos of the areas he did on my place. You could probably ask him for some though.

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gumboots
Jul 26, 2010 8:34 pm


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