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malma
malma
11 May 2010

building inspections???

building inspections???

Thanks klscomps, you are absolutely right, i am not capable of such a thorough check. Meeting has been booked for Wednesday and hopefully settlement with follow shortly…

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malma
May 11, 2010 9:54 pm
JamesandElisha
JamesandElisha
11 May 2010

Retaining wall - included in Building permit?

Retaining wall - included in Building permit?

Thanks, You are right. I spoke with someone at BPi today and they confirmed that it may be required because it was submitted with the application but they will determine…

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JamesandElisha
May 11, 2010 11:07 pm
mervyn
mervyn
12 May 2010

Anyone with Austral bricks Latte? PLease help

Anyone with Austral bricks Latte? PLease help
VIC

Hi Eastowest, My land is in Lynbrook and nearly flat...and M class....So I got approx $3,500.00 as site costs and other OHS & COuncil requirements…

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mervyn
May 12, 2010 2:15 pm

Here is another cool little design i had built on a small block. I ended up having the Alfresco area off the meals area and extended out past the Garage by about…

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nathanbudde
May 12, 2010 3:32 pm
nathanbudde
stac2109
stac2109
12 May 2010

Site Costs in Rose Grange - Clearwater Rise

Site Costs in Rose Grange - Clearwater Rise
VIC

Hello budding home builders I just have a quick question to see if anyone who is building in Rose Grange has experienced any great fluctuations in site costs. We are…

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stac2109
May 12, 2010 3:59 pm
kek
kek
12 May 2010

Roof then bricking or Bricking then roof

Roof then bricking or Bricking then roof
NSW

It usually depends on which trades are available first. Some builders have a preference for doing it one way or the other, but often it's just a matter of timing. What's…

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kek
May 12, 2010 7:05 pm
kek
hmmmmm
hmmmmm
12 May 2010

Help..What color front door?

Help..What color front door?

spoke to the builder today and I might be able to remove that pipe at the front... he's checking it out to make sure. Still have no idea about color for front door..…

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hmmmmm
May 12, 2010 8:18 pm
all the sand
all the sand
12 May 2010

Please show me your woodland grey roller doors and windows:)

Please show me your woodland grey roller doors and windows:)
1, 2

I think that the brick you have chosen will look great. If you post in Michelles Decorating Lounge you may get more responses! Colour selections were definately the…

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all the sand
May 12, 2010 9:06 pm
Polo
Polo
13 May 2010

Brick Perpends - should they be aligned??

Brick Perpends - should they be aligned??

Thanks Ed. I asked the SS to get it fixed, so hopefully they do and perpend will be aligned. I'm quite afraid that the brickie might take offence and will do a crap job on…

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Polo
May 13, 2010 12:24 am
Polo
Polo
13 May 2010

Building The Galleria 250. Day 117 - Brickin almost complete

Building The Galleria 250. Day 117 - Brickin almost complete
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Bel - Thanks, yes we are happy with the Blackheath and now can't wait to see it when it's cleaned.

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Polo
May 13, 2010 12:32 am
CMET
CMET
13 May 2010

Metal Infills in Brick Fence

Metal Infills in Brick Fence

Hi Guys, Our landscaping is just about completed and we are looking at our options for the metal infills for our bricked front fence. We are looking to have something…

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CMET
May 13, 2010 8:14 am

Well it's been a while, and a lot has happened. We have offically been locked out, however no bricks are up yet as they are having delays...I assume with finding a…

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cweedon
May 13, 2010 1:13 pm
sraj
sraj
13 May 2010

Building in Port Macquarie from Coral - help with Plan

Building in Port Macquarie from Coral - help with Plan
NSW

Hi Renee, Thanks for your comments,your house looks awesome.... I have moved the picture recess 1 mt apart, sorry its not reflected in the plan. Decided to move the Ref…

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sraj
May 13, 2010 2:43 pm
Pugs
Pugs
13 May 2010

Electricity connection

Electricity connection

$299 up to their demarcation spot... then read this…

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Pugs
May 13, 2010 3:25 pm
Pugs
Lizzie7
Lizzie7
13 May 2010

Bricks not the same? Comments please.

Bricks not the same? Comments please.
1, 2

Hi Ray Just had a look at your Cotham Wall pic. How did it end up looking? We have chosen Cotham also and I'm still in 2 minds, especially after reading your post! Do…

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Lizzie7
May 13, 2010 11:06 pm
btherl
btherl
14 May 2010

What's wrong with this picture?

What's wrong with this picture?

It's also similarly off at the corner toward the back of the picture. Did they put the entire frame in the wrong place?

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btherl
May 14, 2010 12:55 pm
btherl
Belial
Belial
14 May 2010

Recycled water Connection costs

Recycled water Connection costs

So, you should save a fair bit for it then, as every time you flush, you are filling with recycled water, not street water (that you pay…

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Belial
May 14, 2010 1:50 pm
Belial
westy
westy
14 May 2010

Alto Homes - WA

Alto Homes - WA
WA

@ abbeybox and V&R - I'd be interested to know how things are going for you with Sw1tch. Feel free to post over on my thread if you don't have your own... Cheers

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westy
May 14, 2010 4:49 pm
westy
Frogger
Frogger
14 May 2010

Pictures of My Tile Selections --Let me know what you think?

Pictures of My Tile Selections --Let me know what you think?
VIC
1, 2

Hey Frogger feels so good that you liked my selections, i Loveeeeeeeeeee Purple, i have choosen dulux purple Empire as my feature wall color in my…

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Frogger
May 14, 2010 5:33 pm
vanilla tree
vanilla tree
14 May 2010

council - merit application vs residential code application

council - merit application vs residential code application

Hey carlswill, ~ sorry can't help you with this ~ but the people who know will probably want to know what state you are in? I haven't heard of a "merit application" in…

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vanilla tree
May 14, 2010 6:31 pm
vanilla tree
Aussie_Chik
Aussie_Chik
14 May 2010

Austral Bricks - Whitsunday Carlisle

Austral Bricks - Whitsunday Carlisle

Hi All Anyone out there building with this brick? Would love to hear your comments and see any pics you might be able to upload. Thanks in advance Aussie_Chik

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Aussie_Chik
May 14, 2010 9:17 pm
meatpie
meatpie
14 May 2010

Surfmist window frame dilemma...

Surfmist window frame dilemma...

Hi mp, I've sent you a pic where you can see them together :D BTW, I would love to have "illusive white"…

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meatpie
May 14, 2010 10:30 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
15 May 2010

Plank embedded in slab and drainage pipe for evap cooling

Plank embedded in slab and drainage pipe for evap cooling

Well they made enough mess and didn't bother to clean it up. you will know soon enough if the bottom section of the board is there because the new section will pop out in…

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onc_artisan
May 15, 2010 12:06 am
onc_artisan
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
15 May 2010

Would you accept a garage floor looking a bit discoloured?

Would you accept a garage floor looking a bit discoloured?

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions to paint it. I might consider painting it...if I have enough energy to do that after doing my feature walls ::smile::

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rocketleaves
May 15, 2010 11:00 am
hare1
hare1
15 May 2010

Practical Completion & HAndover

Practical Completion & HAndover
NSW

Hi Cherie Congrats on having your place almost complete, it must be very exciting for you. We had our practical completion inspection yesterday and it is wonderful to see…

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hare1
May 15, 2010 4:31 pm
hare1
Paul12
Paul12
16 May 2010

Levelling of SLAB (Variance) - Acceptable Standard?

Levelling of SLAB (Variance) - Acceptable Standard?

Hello All, Did anyone have any issues with the level of their SLAB? we will be putting floating timber laminate throughout the house. The flooring people have told me…

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Paul12
May 16, 2010 5:00 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
16 May 2010

Doreen/Mernda area - Telstra phone line

Doreen/Mernda area - Telstra phone line

That would be great! We drove past your house last weekend. The garden is looking amazing. It looks like its been there for…

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CiNnY
May 16, 2010 8:09 pm
OneShow
OneShow
16 May 2010

Tiger Tails - How much did you pay?

Tiger Tails - How much did you pay?

Hi All, We are in a particular energy provider's area where only this providers approved technicians can install tiger tails (rubber tubing that goes over the electricity…

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OneShow
May 16, 2010 9:40 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
16 May 2010

boundry to boundry

boundry to boundry

its a tough situation, maybe your going to have to up your offer. Offering $1k for rental of the side of their yard for a week would be very hard to say no too. And in…

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Lunchtime
May 16, 2010 9:45 pm
OneShow
OneShow
16 May 2010

Tiger Tails

Tiger Tails

Hi themax, What area did you build in? I am planning on fighting our current energy supplier and their monopoly - only one installer for a very large area of Sydney. He…

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OneShow
May 16, 2010 10:09 pm
Izzehz
Izzehz
17 May 2010

Our first home - Built by East West Homes/ Healy Homes

Our first home - Built by East West Homes/ Healy Homes
VIC

All thanks to the bank. They fast tracked the process for the final payment - what normally takes 2 days, they got done in half a day for us. For once the…

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Izzehz
May 17, 2010 8:02 am
Greenhaven
Greenhaven
17 May 2010

Hallmark Homes - East Brisbane

Hallmark Homes - East Brisbane
QLD

Thanks everyone. Northbound, we do love the Hallmark built homes. They are built really well, the design just works and they are great value. We basically are getting a…

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Greenhaven
May 17, 2010 8:53 am
Greenhaven
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michaelharvey1982
May 17, 2010 11:37 am
Carly
Carly
17 May 2010

Keysborough - Settlement

Keysborough - Settlement
VIC

Did anyone have any issues with their banks not coming up with the money within the 14 day requirement for settlement????? Stressed to the max at the moment! ::frown::

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Carly
May 17, 2010 8:39 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
17 May 2010

rural building company

rural building company

Hi msbyme,sorry to have hijacked your post :D

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kerry-ann
May 17, 2010 9:37 pm
kelyeah
kelyeah
17 May 2010

Fence payment legality / morality....??

Fence payment legality / morality....??

That's not right for SA for new housing estates. If your in an estate where your neighbor erected the original fence then he/she can legally request half the costs from…

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kelyeah
May 17, 2010 10:08 pm
Lex
Lex
18 May 2010

Plans for Stormwater and Sewer

Plans for Stormwater and Sewer
NSW
1, 2

Hey, thanks Lee75! You must be building with a high end builder then?? Which state are you in? Getting a thick folder so early on and even before the Contract is signed…

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Lex
May 18, 2010 8:47 am
Lex
Dollar
Dollar
18 May 2010

Down Lights In Building Contract Yes or No?

Down Lights In Building Contract Yes or No?
NSW

We had only 4 down-lights as per the contract however when we brought our lights we brought some down-lights/transformer things and labeled where we wanted them to go. The…

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Dollar
May 18, 2010 2:37 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
18 May 2010

Ensuite Door

Ensuite Door
VIC

Yep $184.. although we are building the Lisbon 22 and we decided there wasn't much room in the bathroom to begin with so we have kept it open with no door.

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Victoria_g06
May 18, 2010 6:05 pm
Victoria_g06
allycawthorn
allycawthorn
18 May 2010

Building with Ventura Homes - exposed aggregate driveway??

Building with Ventura Homes - exposed aggregate driveway??
WA

OK - not quite....thought it would just be a link. Oh well - you get the idea. :D

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allycawthorn
May 18, 2010 6:29 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
18 May 2010

Building Rossdale Homes "Houghton" - Adelaide

Building Rossdale Homes "Houghton" - Adelaide
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

FANTASTIC - great montage of the beginning to the finish line :z: :z: . We are still waiting for our benchtops which is holding up the last thing....plumbing fix. But we will…

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bluesteel
May 18, 2010 10:28 pm
bluesteel
Johno
Johno
18 May 2010

Anyone building HARTLEY with classic facade

Anyone building HARTLEY with classic facade
VIC

Hi there, I am currently building the Hartley but the older style as i signed contracts in sep last year to lock my FHBG. We picked the Villa facade, where abouts are you…

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Johno
May 18, 2010 10:43 pm
Johno
Johno
18 May 2010

Building with DFH (Hartley 321) at Hunt Club (stage 64)

Building with DFH (Hartley 321) at Hunt Club (stage 64)
VIC

Nisha did you a sign fast track contract with DFH's because your land hasn't titled yet?

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Johno
May 18, 2010 10:47 pm
camelia
camelia
19 May 2010

Flooring Particle Boards Exposure to Weather

Flooring Particle Boards Exposure to Weather
NSW
1, 2

The building industry, oftentimes it seems...is a "law unto itself"

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camelia
May 19, 2010 12:49 am
Dr Shenai
Dr Shenai
19 May 2010

house plan and land pics DFH

house plan and land pics DFH
VIC

thanks guys. we have just finished with the frame stage and the roof is supposed to go up this week.The sad,yet good thing is we are in the US for a vacation at the…

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Dr Shenai
May 19, 2010 8:34 am


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