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Lan
Lan
17 July 2010

Basix - what is meant by site area?

Basix - what is meant by site area?
NSW

Tried that but to have the tank just for the garden we needed 30,000L ! Vs 7,000L plumbed to the toilet. Pretty sure the latter is going to be more cost effective. I'm…

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Lan
Jul 17, 2010 7:00 pm
kiwi
kiwi
17 July 2010

Metr1con Brick Category 1 (one) to 9 (nine)

Metr1con Brick Category 1 (one) to 9 (nine)
VIC

and now you are off to enjoy your saturday night! (that must have taken you ages.... :o )

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kiwi
Jul 17, 2010 7:22 pm
kiwi
Speedie_and_spunky
Speedie_and_spunky
17 July 2010

Blue Roof Tiles ?? in Perth...

Blue Roof Tiles ?? in Perth...
WA

phoenixrain asked why we wanted a blue roof. Colour is a personal choice, and we like blue. A light green XR6 Ford drove past us this arvo and we both said "it looks like…

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Speedie_and_spunky
Jul 17, 2010 8:23 pm
rhi3384
rhi3384
17 July 2010

Building in Perth, Western Australia- rear garage comments.

Building in Perth, Western Australia- rear garage comments.
WA

Hey Mrs Speedie, With our builder we are able to add it without having to make the garage double brick. We got a price but never went ahead with it as we just couldnt…

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rhi3384
Jul 17, 2010 11:18 pm
rhi3384
rhi3384
17 July 2010

Redink Homes Custom 5000

Redink Homes Custom 5000
WA

hey We are building the benchmark and so far its taken a little time to get to slab but they have been ever so nice and helpful. We are hoping to get a slab down by end…

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rhi3384
Jul 17, 2010 11:29 pm
Leamary
Leamary
1 August 2010

Reports Needed for DA

Reports Needed for DA

Thanks for that, got a few quotes from cheap as chips to half that of the first one. Problem is, they all wanted to include different things. So had a hard time trying…

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Leamary
Aug 01, 2010 10:17 pm
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
18 July 2010

Calcite Blend as a feature for Facade

Calcite Blend as a feature for Facade
VIC

Just thought I might bump this up....I have made a few ideas using BB and Big M visual website...Here is what I was thinking.. I was hoping if some would have some…

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Madison27AA
Jul 18, 2010 3:02 am
rosemi
rosemi
18 July 2010

Things you will do or have done AFTER Hand-over?

Things you will do or have done AFTER Hand-over?
1, 2

On my wishlist I've got the following: retaining walls lightfittings curtains (got verticals included but I want added privacy for when they are…

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rosemi
Jul 18, 2010 1:00 pm
rosemi
kitten
kitten
18 July 2010

Choosing bricks with Allworth

Choosing bricks with Allworth
NSW

We are using pearl grey velour bricks from Boral. No pictures as yet.. but the bricks look good with both greys and white/creams. http://www.boral.com.au/ProductCatalogu…

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kitten
Jul 18, 2010 3:42 pm
Suze
Suze
18 July 2010

Formcraft house and plans

Formcraft house and plans
WA

Hi Steve I was wondering if you went ahead with Formcraft ? We are in Melbourne and thinking of using them. we had the salesman out and he showed plenty of W.A. homes…

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Suze
Jul 18, 2010 4:35 pm
lachjor
lachjor
18 July 2010

Final inspection but no stove.

Final inspection but no stove.
VIC

All our appliances were on site the day after lock-up (we're in WA). It was approx 3 months later that we had handover. Have read quite a read threads on here about others…

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lachjor
Jul 18, 2010 7:42 pm
lachjor

Well the move went well and we are happy with the painting! gotta to wait until tuesday for blinds and carpet! going to hire a gas heater!!! Some photos... Shaun and is…

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ladsos
Jul 18, 2010 9:24 pm
ladsos
danielk
danielk
19 July 2010

Contractor to build Retaining wall in Bayswater North (Vic)

Contractor to build Retaining wall in Bayswater North (Vic)
VIC

I'm about to go through exactly the same process, except looking for a 25M wall. Let us know how you go. WOuld be interested to see the difference in price Cheers

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danielk
Jul 19, 2010 8:49 am
room4acubby
room4acubby
19 July 2010

the initial building process

the initial building process

Hello Guys, just another basic question from a beginner. I have recently purchased two blocks of land and I am looking to buil on them.…

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room4acubby
Jul 19, 2010 10:23 am
room4acubby
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oze
Jul 19, 2010 2:14 pm
oze
Frogger
Frogger
19 July 2010

Has anyone used 1300 Driveways?

Has anyone used 1300 Driveways?
VIC

I may have to retract that....I hope not. I'll post more when I've got an outcome to my problem. If your wondering what I'm talking about....go to my thread and I think…

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Frogger
Jul 19, 2010 6:55 pm
Helyn
Helyn
19 July 2010

Alfresco vs Pergola

Alfresco vs Pergola
NSW

This is my understanding of it: An alfresco is when the ceiling is part of the main house roof line - as oppossed to verandahs, pergolas etc which have their own roofs -…

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Helyn
Jul 19, 2010 7:31 pm
Helyn
kexkez
kexkez
19 July 2010

Tiler meeting...have you had one??

Tiler meeting...have you had one??

We had an onsite meeting with the tiler to make sure the correct tiles were to be laid in the correct rooms and to discuss any concerns /issues with him . This was…

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kexkez
Jul 19, 2010 8:19 pm
kexkez
bicko123
bicko123
20 July 2010

Fall protection guard railing for roof

Fall protection guard railing for roof
VIC

I assume you signed contracts with the builder to build you a house. It is their responsibility to provide a safe work place for their employees/subbies. refuse to pay the…

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bicko123
Jul 20, 2010 10:29 am
Piper+1
Piper+1
20 July 2010

Is hand over the end-all be-all??

Is hand over the end-all be-all??
VIC

We made our final payment on handover day on June 30th. We've had quite a few little issues (some big) since then. Our handover guy drops…

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Piper+1
Jul 20, 2010 2:26 pm
Emohruo
Emohruo
20 July 2010

How to remove metal scratches from Glazed porcelian tiles?

How to remove metal scratches from Glazed porcelian tiles?

Bar keepers friend is available online from here. http://www.everten.com.au/product/barkeepers-friend-cleaner.html HTH Michelle

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Emohruo
Jul 20, 2010 2:42 pm
ozziewingnut
ozziewingnut
20 July 2010

Build the Floreat with SPH

Build the Floreat with SPH
WA

Well with so many topics on SPH - I thought I would throw in our Floreat Build Slab Down - 27th Feb 2010 Locked up - 14th July 2010

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ozziewingnut
Jul 20, 2010 5:17 pm
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


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