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Vasan
Vasan
6 August 2010

My New home - Caraway 165

My New home - Caraway 165
VIC

Finished colour selection.. Bricks- PGH Thredbo Roof & Gutters - Woodland grey Fascia, Downpipes & Garage - Paper bark Window & door frames - Woodland…

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Vasan
Aug 06, 2010 10:31 pm
sarahq
sarahq
6 August 2010

Draco's Oxford22 -- We Got The Keys!!!

Draco's Oxford22 -- We Got The Keys!!!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Draco, We wouldn't be able to see it from our house... But definitely when we are leaving our house!

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sarahq
Aug 06, 2010 10:56 pm
sarahq
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
6 August 2010

Total beginer

Total beginer
WA

I am an OB but am basically only acting as site supervisor (massive task in itself while looking after my 5 children). I have a not-so-local ( he lives over an hour away…

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Raleighfarm
Aug 06, 2010 11:11 pm
Raleighfarm
lisanne
lisanne
6 August 2010

Chateau Lisa

Chateau Lisa
VIC
1 ... 120, 121, 122

I just found you thread Lisa and started reading...then I realised I had 121 pages to get through ::hyst:: . So skipped to last page to see where…

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lisanne
Aug 06, 2010 11:29 pm
thomas
thomas
6 August 2010

Hebel

Hebel
NSW

Does anyone know of a good builder in the Sydney/ Strathfield area that is experienced with Hebel panels? Thx

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thomas
Aug 07, 2010 12:18 am
mei
mei
7 August 2010

Handyman to install curtains and blinds at Point Cook

Handyman to install curtains and blinds at Point Cook
VIC

Hi All, Does anyone know a good handyman to install curtain rods and blinds at Point Cook? Thank you.

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mei
Aug 07, 2010 1:03 am
higherdestiny
higherdestiny
7 August 2010

Anyone got a Bristile "Birch" Roof????

Anyone got a Bristile "Birch" Roof????
QLD

I've seen so many varying pictures of this roof tile colour that I'm a bit confused as to what it will look like. Does anyone on here have Bristile 'Birch' Classic Flat…

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higherdestiny
Aug 07, 2010 10:59 am
wizard
wizard
7 August 2010

Colour schemes.

Colour schemes.
NSW

This is a great program, you can upload any photo and have a play with different combinations of color http://www.haymespaint.com.au/haymes/ma ... 5&langID=1

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wizard
Aug 07, 2010 1:59 pm
wizard
micks_k
micks_k
7 August 2010

SITE COST FOR A SLOPING BLOCK

SITE COST FOR A SLOPING BLOCK

Hi Knox, We paid $500 + GST per truck load for our excavation. They took away 23 loads. Not sure how many cubic metres of fill was removed though. You can have a look at…

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micks_k
Aug 07, 2010 3:09 pm
micks_k
rhi3384
rhi3384
7 August 2010

Anyone use Corinthian WIN5G Doors??

Anyone use Corinthian WIN5G Doors??

Hi guys I was wondering if anyone has used or have pics of the win5g corinthian doors?? We are getting these in our new house and am just unsure if it will look ok

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rhi3384
Aug 07, 2010 6:44 pm
d@n
d@n
7 August 2010

what colours are these???

what colours are these???
WA

Probably surfmist. You could try contacting the builder:

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d@n
Aug 07, 2010 11:26 pm
fruitty
fruitty
8 August 2010

Underground Power

Underground Power
VIC

That would be done automatically if it's is available in your area else you get overhead as standard. YOu should contact your electricity provider.

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fruitty
Aug 08, 2010 1:29 am
fruitty
elastic
elastic
8 August 2010

Site costs - stick or twist?

Site costs - stick or twist?
VIC

research your area. My builder didnt offer it but I would have taken it. A sh*t load of rock came out during construction of the estate. I think my site costs were around…

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elastic
Aug 08, 2010 9:33 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
8 August 2010

Concrete Frame

Concrete Frame

Yep... :wink: If done well they are up in weeks from just a sand pad and look just fine. Never need maintenance, everything is square.(or round as the case may be :wink: ) You just…

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onc_artisan
Aug 08, 2010 11:57 am
onc_artisan
cazoraz
cazoraz
8 August 2010

Getting impatient now..how long from walk through 2 handover

Getting impatient now..how long from walk through 2 handover

depends how much you push them i reckon - we had our pre-PCI on the monday, harrassed builders & banks to get all their checks and fixes done during the week, had our…

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cazoraz
Aug 08, 2010 2:28 pm
cazoraz
khpatoary
khpatoary
8 August 2010

Is this acceptable? What should I do?

Is this acceptable? What should I do?

Thank you all for your valuable comments and suggestions. I have asked my builder to respond. Also will have an independant inspector to inspect pre-plaster stage.

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khpatoary
Aug 08, 2010 5:20 pm
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Gold Ideas
Aug 09, 2010 3:52 am
norvenski
norvenski
9 August 2010

Site costs for a site classification S site

Site costs for a site classification S site
WA

If the report states that the site is Class S "as is" with no improvement required then there should be no additional earthworks, just a bit more steel and concrete in the…

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norvenski
Aug 09, 2010 12:28 pm
gas
gas
9 August 2010

Camalda EstateSouth Morang

Camalda EstateSouth Morang
VIC

Thats not a good sign, what…

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gas
Aug 09, 2010 2:35 pm
kellypage
kellypage
9 August 2010

Landscaping at the Ponds

Landscaping at the Ponds
NSW

That's what I was thinking. I'm building with Reward Homes and they include 9of course I've paid for thought) the turf, fencing, paved driveways, all I need to pay for is…

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kellypage
Aug 09, 2010 3:19 pm
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anu
Aug 09, 2010 3:45 pm
30Dracs
30Dracs
9 August 2010

home building contract

home building contract
NSW

tony2000 what about the house you have chosen, do you like it?

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30Dracs
Aug 09, 2010 4:21 pm
just Erin
just Erin
9 August 2010

Contract Question - where does it say they have to start by

Contract Question - where does it say they have to start by
VIC

I was contemplating doing that (council) but didnt want to upset anyone by doing it, by the way Erin love your lights you have put up particularly…

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just Erin
Aug 09, 2010 5:06 pm
just Erin
kid81
kid81
9 August 2010

bushfire level

bushfire level
VIC

was there an allowance for bushfire ratings to be done after you had signed? Was it listed as a PC item? There will likely be an additional cost for a BAL of 12.5 but you…

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kid81
Aug 09, 2010 5:08 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
9 August 2010

Help with bedroom plan

Help with bedroom plan
VIC

could you put maybe a half wall to act like a bedhead right where the words master suite are?? My sister has this in her house, but actually has shelves and nooks on the…

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Rizzo
Aug 09, 2010 5:37 pm
suh
suh
9 August 2010

tip on how to avoid house envy

tip on how to avoid house envy

Glass splashbacks are out and tiles are back in? Excellent, we're having glass this build and I hate being a sheep and doing what everyone else…

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suh
Aug 09, 2010 9:31 pm
suh
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
9 August 2010

anyone else building in Cairns?

anyone else building in Cairns?
QLD

oh and dadandsue are building in Cairns

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Raleighfarm
Aug 10, 2010 12:48 am
Raleighfarm
penny77
penny77
10 August 2010

HELP! Can see plaster join through PAINT!!!

HELP! Can see plaster join through PAINT!!!
VIC

We built with M and had the same issue with our deck. I said to the SS why isn't the deck stained and they said where does it say so in the contract. And of course it…

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penny77
Aug 10, 2010 10:14 am
pleasedontgo
pleasedontgo
10 August 2010

Downlights in bathrooms

Downlights in bathrooms

seast, your bathroom looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the photos.

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pleasedontgo
Aug 10, 2010 11:30 am
Eskay40
Eskay40
10 August 2010

Two storey houses and lighting

Two storey houses and lighting

I know they're expensive but I still like the Fanaway Fans from Beacon. They have a circular fluoro in them. They come with a 40W but you can get the same tube as a 55W…

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Eskay40
Aug 10, 2010 1:27 pm
Eskay40
slknv
slknv
10 August 2010

Washing Machine Tap Location - please advise

Washing Machine Tap Location - please advise

Hi Everybody, I have just been informed by my SS that the plumber was in last week and there is a slight problem with the location of the…

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slknv
Aug 10, 2010 5:55 pm
royalblue
royalblue
10 August 2010

Quality Furniture shops Perth ?

Quality Furniture shops Perth ?
WA

If I can give my first cousin Dianne a plug.... :D http://www.russellfurnishings.com.au/ Di has her own store on Stirling Highway, Nedlands. She has a flair for interior…

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royalblue
Aug 10, 2010 7:49 pm
Belial
Belial
10 August 2010

Question regarding Zero-Lot Walls (Have to be garage?)

Question regarding Zero-Lot Walls (Have to be garage?)
WA

Also forgot to mention earlier, you can always apply for an amendment from council to approve plans that don't meet the base standard, but usually they'd only be granted…

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Belial
Aug 10, 2010 11:31 pm
Belial
blossom88
blossom88
10 August 2010

What documents do you get at Final Contract?

What documents do you get at Final Contract?

For all those who built or are building with Big M, I have a few questions regarding final contracts: 1. What documents do you get at final contract stage? 2. Did you…

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blossom88
Aug 11, 2010 12:10 am
JamesandElisha
JamesandElisha
10 August 2010

BUILDING MONTEREY Q2 WITH HENLEY***Moved In PICS****

BUILDING MONTEREY Q2 WITH HENLEY***Moved In PICS****
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hey good to hear you moved in ok. Your home look fabulous, great setup. It must be great to have a new house with a new bub! We are not far off moving in ourselves and I…

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JamesandElisha
Aug 11, 2010 12:34 am
Lex
Lex
11 August 2010

Concretors in Sydney

Concretors in Sydney
NSW
1, 2, 3

Well, even if you did, we don't have access yet !!! ::hyst::

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Lex
Aug 11, 2010 1:12 am
Lex
jodge
jodge
11 August 2010

builder credits on items included in a specials package

builder credits on items included in a specials package
NSW

Why don't you ask to have the stuff, but ask them not to fit it. . . then sell it on ebay?

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jodge
Aug 11, 2010 11:54 am
jodge
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 August 2010

How long did your plans take in Council?

How long did your plans take in Council?
NSW

^^ 8 months :roll: Funky, passive & enviro = PITA But our shire deals with developers in 5 mins.

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onc_artisan
Aug 11, 2010 12:54 pm
onc_artisan
jojoeyes
jojoeyes
11 August 2010

Water Usage PD

Water Usage PD
VIC

Hi 46fan, Are you building with PD access, lifestyle or prestige? Why my CSC told me, it's owner's responsibility to pay water bill?

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jojoeyes
Aug 11, 2010 4:14 pm
oze
oze
11 August 2010

PD 20 week guarantee

PD 20 week guarantee
VIC

Thanks Joles. Yeah we're building :lol: We're finally towards the end of it though. Well, at least the construction of the house anyway. I think we'll go ahead with…

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oze
Aug 11, 2010 5:00 pm
oze
mel_in_laurimar
mel_in_laurimar
11 August 2010

Building with Arban

Building with Arban
VIC

Hi, I am building with Arban - about 3weeks off finishing. Quality has been good, only complaint so far has been the time it has taken (all the other houses seem to go up…

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mel_in_laurimar
Aug 11, 2010 7:52 pm
Ger1322
Ger1322
11 August 2010

Knockdown old and Build New Q2 Monterey

Knockdown old and Build New Q2 Monterey
VIC

Hi Everyone, we've finally decided ( after 8 months ) on a new home to build on our existing block. We are in the early stages, so were putting it out there for any…

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Ger1322
Aug 11, 2010 7:58 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
11 August 2010

How to complain the builder?

How to complain the builder?

Building Commission, Building Arbitration and Conciliation Victoria (If in Vic), Consumer Affairs and Builders Professionals Board. HIA is a builders association and…

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Adam.M
Aug 11, 2010 8:50 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
11 August 2010

Solar Power - Pool & House

Solar Power - Pool & House

We have solar panels for our hot water heating and separate solar heating for the pool. They are not solar power, just used to heat water using the sun. Solar power is…

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fairy blue
Aug 11, 2010 8:58 pm
fairy blue
giblet
giblet
11 August 2010

Installation of aircell

Installation of aircell
WA

Someone from aircell got back to me today and advised that whilst there would be some degradation it isn't anything to be worried about. Apparently the worst case is…

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giblet
Aug 11, 2010 9:02 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 August 2010

920mm XN6 Front door and sidelight

920mm XN6 Front door and sidelight

Doesn't make sense to me... ask again. Timber or…

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ECOECO
Aug 11, 2010 9:25 pm
ECOECO
JamesandElisha
JamesandElisha
11 August 2010

Rangehood ducted into roof vs recirc mode?

Rangehood ducted into roof vs recirc mode?

Hmmmm, so after doing some research and finding out my rangehood is not a recirculatory one, I double checked the contract specification and it states, rangehood must…

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JamesandElisha
Aug 12, 2010 12:24 am
giblet
giblet
12 August 2010

Soakwells !!!

Soakwells !!!
WA

My site supervisor (not Plunkett) said there was nothing they could do to stop me putting in soakwells on the weekends, and the suggested I do it after the roof is on. …

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giblet
Aug 12, 2010 3:40 am
2nd time building
2nd time building
12 August 2010

First Time building with MJH

First Time building with MJH
NSW

Hi We are currently building with MJH in Maitland and was wondering how much notice you received before Handover. We have been told that the house should be completed by…

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2nd time building
Aug 12, 2010 10:16 am
pleasedontgo
pleasedontgo
12 August 2010

Eaves + Water = ?

Eaves + Water = ?
WA

2.4 DURABILITY All sheets should be dry before fixing to framing. This will improve jointing durability. Sheets should not be fixed…

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pleasedontgo
Aug 12, 2010 12:04 pm

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