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Stormy
Stormy
19 June 2010

Building with Henley - are they quick?

Building with Henley - are they quick?
VIC

You wouldn't want them to be too quick, but to do a thorough job! I built with them last year, and although I built a double storey which takes…

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Stormy
Jun 19, 2010 9:05 am
Stormy
'chelle
'chelle
19 June 2010

Burnished concrete

Burnished concrete

Thanks mav. No, although I can't say where our designer go his inspiration from. We…

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'chelle
Jun 19, 2010 11:32 am
'chelle
over the fence
over the fence
19 June 2010

slab thickness for a garage - as thick as for the house?

slab thickness for a garage - as thick as for the house?

Hi there, I'm looking at some plans for a house with a 310mm freeboard waffle slab. I'm seeking clarification as to whether the slab for the single garage is the same…

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over the fence
Jun 19, 2010 12:34 pm
kek
kek
19 June 2010

Porter Davis Marina Highlands estate, Craigieburne

Porter Davis Marina Highlands estate, Craigieburne
VIC

Maybe it's only Prestige where you can choose - or maybe it has changed. I notice they've dropped quite a few inclusions that we had as standard, but added some new ones…

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kek
Jun 19, 2010 12:41 pm
kek

I'd be measuring the gap at top and bottom to make sure it's within tolerances. Some brickies add the foam strips as they brick, but others don't and it gets shoved in…

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kek
Jun 19, 2010 3:33 pm
kek
borg
borg
19 June 2010

Star Ratings

Star Ratings

Hi My house was orginally designs for 5 star rating on the plans. However it only required R2.5 and R1.5 for insulation etc. During the build i increase in the ceiling…

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borg
Jun 19, 2010 8:24 pm
borg
reddyva
reddyva
19 June 2010

External Colour Pack

External Colour Pack

Hi all, we went for exterior colour selection at Boral..Only bricks we liked was Choctan and Cinamon in the soft range bricks, Do any guys had the above two bricks from…

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reddyva
Jun 19, 2010 9:19 pm
aldavies3
aldavies3
20 June 2010

WHAT IS THE COST OF CAT 1A BRICKS FOR RIVERTON W CARLISLE?

WHAT IS THE COST OF CAT 1A BRICKS FOR RIVERTON W CARLISLE?

Does anyone know what Carlisle Homes charges to have the following for the Riverton 30: 1) Cat 1A Austral bricks? 2) Off-white mortar? 3) Brick neutralising? I am…

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aldavies3
Jun 20, 2010 1:44 am
boo
boo
20 June 2010

gliderol sectional garage doors - manual operation

gliderol sectional garage doors - manual operation

Hi there, we are currently building and have a gliderol door. Pull the door down and there is a bar in the middle up the top that has to catch to go back to its original…

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boo
Jun 20, 2010 9:14 am
The Brain
The Brain
20 June 2010

Is there ADSL+2 in Botanic Ridge Estate???

Is there ADSL+2 in Botanic Ridge Estate???
VIC

I have received confirmation from the people at Leederville that there have been new CMUX cabinets installed in Stage 7 (I have walked past them so yes they exist and they…

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The Brain
Jun 20, 2010 9:56 am
barker
barker
20 June 2010

Building a Reverse Brick Veneer House

Building a Reverse Brick Veneer House

As some of the info re: RBV says you may only do one wall in this style, it makes me think whether you would bother doing RBV in places such as bathrooms / garages /…

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barker
Jun 20, 2010 10:14 am
barker
594Jessica
594Jessica
20 June 2010

Building a Kentville 28 in Sydney

Building a Kentville 28 in Sydney
NSW

Anyone else? Our block is narrow and long - 15.24 meters by 64 meters. We want a single story house with 4 bedrooms. After a lot of research, Kentville 28 by Clarendon…

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594Jessica
Jun 20, 2010 12:18 pm
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
20 June 2010

Frame going up in winter

Frame going up in winter

Tell me about it, my frame has been out in the weather for 3 weeks now... thankfully roof/bricks is happening this week, but the inside of the house is a mess of mud, water, dirt..

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ibfragalot99
Jun 20, 2010 5:15 pm
ibfragalot99
Purple Butterfly
Purple Butterfly
20 June 2010

Another Redinker...

Another Redinker...
WA

Congrats on your slab, sounds like your at the same point as us (we're with redink as well ) PB

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Purple Butterfly
Jun 20, 2010 5:32 pm
Purple Butterfly
GSK
GSK
20 June 2010

Internal wall insulation batts.

Internal wall insulation batts.
VIC

OUr insulation was so stiff it just 'sat' in the sections it was to go in. Even when we cut and added pieces on top, it just sat there. If a…

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GSK
Jun 20, 2010 7:17 pm
Dr Shenai
Dr Shenai
20 June 2010

Rental truck

Rental truck
VIC

Thanks Nic, Much appreciated.It seems that if its going to be that expensive,keeping in mind that Echuca is 3 hrs from Melbourne and if the removalist have to start from…

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Dr Shenai
Jun 20, 2010 8:52 pm
joshua
joshua
20 June 2010

help with living area colours

help with living area colours

I forgot to mention that I am considering full strength limed white vs soft dove.

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joshua
Jun 20, 2010 9:43 pm
Aimeh
Aimeh
20 June 2010

MAJOR problem - gap between slab, frame and plaster!!!

MAJOR problem - gap between slab, frame and plaster!!!

Tornado Alive you are 100% correct!!! I will confirm with our SS that this is what he is doing and put the issue aside!!! Thank you do do much for your feedback!!! Any…

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Aimeh
Jun 20, 2010 9:46 pm
artstitches
artstitches
20 June 2010

Artstitches home - New landscape pics 8/2/10

Artstitches home - New landscape pics 8/2/10
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The contractors sealed the aggregate for us. It needs to be resealed every year I think.

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artstitches
Jun 20, 2010 10:11 pm
artstitches
mrbungle426
mrbungle426
20 June 2010

Blue Horizons - Pakenham

Blue Horizons - Pakenham
VIC

Devonia Park is a great place to buy now if you want a 2 storey home as most of the blocks are in that estate but very good value for money at the moment. next release…

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mrbungle426
Jun 20, 2010 10:18 pm
mrbungle426
StartingOut
StartingOut
21 June 2010

About to build our first home - budget considerations

About to build our first home - budget considerations
QLD

It's been a mixed experience so far! I've sent you a PM with more details.

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StartingOut
Jun 21, 2010 9:49 am
Cooper32
Cooper32
21 June 2010

Researching for a new home in Perth?

Researching for a new home in Perth?
WA

Well said Huggy_B!! :: Clear debts, save money, start small!!!! Not rocket science really, just smart budgeting.

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Cooper32
Jun 21, 2010 10:41 am
just Erin
just Erin
21 June 2010

Brickie Shortage.....does it affect you??

Brickie Shortage.....does it affect you??

:lol: Sorry :oops: Our bricks were delivered in October... they started bricking…

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just Erin
Jun 21, 2010 12:30 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
21 June 2010

Termite Protection

Termite Protection
NSW

Yeah I'm not sure if its widelu used down there - its becoming almost a standard feature in NSW and Qld

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Dukekamaya
Jun 21, 2010 12:44 pm
Dukekamaya
btherl
btherl
21 June 2010

Land Agreement

Land Agreement

We had a solicitor go through ours. He pointed out that one section mentioned section blah of some law somewhere, and explained it meant we had to build a water tank. He…

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btherl
Jun 21, 2010 1:12 pm
btherl
Stormy
Stormy
21 June 2010

Builder has laid wrong tiles

Builder has laid wrong tiles

That's the perfect outcome! Well done, and I hope you're not delayed for too long.

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Stormy
Jun 21, 2010 1:21 pm
Stormy
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SharonC
Jun 21, 2010 1:51 pm
paul.jason
paul.jason
21 June 2010

Hallam Fencing - will they still do our fences ?

Hallam Fencing - will they still do our fences ?
VIC

Well better that they're too busy, not folding (I'm looking at you Paulding Homes !!). We hope our fences will come soon, the house behind us (also Rawdon) is up to…

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paul.jason
Jun 21, 2010 5:53 pm
paul.jason
somewoman
somewoman
21 June 2010

Redesigned Floor Plan ....Suggestions Pls

Redesigned Floor Plan ....Suggestions Pls

do you have a larger version that you can post? That image is quite difficult to see. It looks to me like the toilet is now coming from the garage - meaning you have to…

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somewoman
Jun 21, 2010 7:44 pm
somewoman
*frosty*
*frosty*
21 June 2010

Have i been scammed already

Have i been scammed already

My understanding is that you can't get them to draw up the plans ready for council approval and then take those plans to another builder. But if you decide not to go with…

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*frosty*
Jun 21, 2010 7:51 pm
*frosty*
n&n02
n&n02
21 June 2010

Help me design my pantry....

Help me design my pantry....

Yeah don't know :lol: I thought I was…

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n&n02
Jun 21, 2010 8:30 pm
Moonos21
Moonos21
21 June 2010

Help with Energy Provider for Point Cook

Help with Energy Provider for Point Cook
VIC

Should be picking up the keys to our new house this week so will need to connect the electricity and gas. Can anyone recommend a provider? Australian Power & Gas came up…

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Moonos21
Jun 21, 2010 8:52 pm
OwnHome
OwnHome
21 June 2010

Macca's Home - Kitchen and Vanities in!!! New Pics 1/06/09

Macca's Home - Kitchen and Vanities in!!! New Pics 1/06/09
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Macca's Home, Could you please upload the kitchen bench top pictures, !! Hope you are still active on this site

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OwnHome
Jun 21, 2010 9:55 pm
mel_mox
mel_mox
21 June 2010

Private builders in Doreen

Private builders in Doreen
VIC

Hi, I am looking at getting quotes to build my home from any reputable builders in Doreen. I am considering going with a smaller company| private builder vs a big…

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mel_mox
Jun 21, 2010 10:29 pm
The Little Misses
The Little Misses
22 June 2010

Taking an expert on our final walkthrough

Taking an expert on our final walkthrough
VIC

Thank you all for your replies ::smile:: We are hoping to go along with an inspector, mainly to show him or her the building defects, i'm just at my witts end and they dont seem…

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The Little Misses
Jun 22, 2010 7:20 am
The Little Misses
lux
lux
22 June 2010

cooper home from henly

cooper home from henly
VIC

hello, now the painting is completed, this week they are up to bathrooms, and wet tiles.

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lux
Jun 22, 2010 8:38 am
Pugs
Pugs
22 June 2010

Painted Meterbox

Painted Meterbox

personally don't care what colour the power box is.. i think telstra may have an issue if you painted their NTD/ BEP tho

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Pugs
Jun 22, 2010 9:45 am
Pugs
Dollar
Dollar
22 June 2010

Letterbox style

Letterbox style
NSW
1, 2, 3

Okay so I have a few ideas re: a letterbox. BUT I have a dilemma. I am after something different and thinking about getting someone to make it for me. Is this a silly idea…

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Dollar
Jun 22, 2010 9:57 am
Eve Dweller
Eve Dweller
22 June 2010

Building and the Mortgage

Building and the Mortgage

carlswil is correct. Normally you settle on land first. This will be your residential land loan. Until you start construction this will be a normal principal + interest…

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Eve Dweller
Jun 22, 2010 11:03 am
sumsub
sumsub
22 June 2010

Zoned heating for a 17sq house

Zoned heating for a 17sq house
VIC

Thanks AJW, I've never built a house before (like many others here), and I've ALWAYS lived in apartments, and there are just so many things about houses that I know very…

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sumsub
Jun 22, 2010 11:05 am
sumsub
Richo
Richo
22 June 2010

Illegal provisional sums after soil test (foundation data) ?

Illegal provisional sums after soil test (foundation data) ?
VIC

Another thing to consider is that most times the soil test will find rock, as they drill to great depths to ensure that you will be building on solid ground. My soil test…

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Richo
Jun 22, 2010 12:13 pm
Richo
larajane
larajane
22 June 2010

Extra costs for things like blinds etc

Extra costs for things like blinds etc

$3600 for roller blinds for the whole house from http://www.blindsonthenet.com.au. $3600 Exposed aggregate driveway (usually costs more like $6000, we have a friends dad…

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larajane
Jun 22, 2010 1:40 pm
larajane
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
22 June 2010

Building house wf Burbank at Aurora, how long will it takes?

Building house wf Burbank at Aurora, how long will it takes?
VIC

Base -29th April Frame- 7th may Lock up-4th june Fixout-21th june Some of these things were completed before the dates on myplace was updated. Our house is now at final…

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pinkdiamond
Jun 22, 2010 2:16 pm
pinkdiamond
nemisis
nemisis
22 June 2010

Garage bricks

Garage bricks

Get the SS to come up with some solutions and don't give them the final payment until you have in writing what they will do to remedy. Render could be an option.

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nemisis
Jun 22, 2010 3:11 pm
JodiT
JodiT
22 June 2010

Ze Roses' Build by Ultimate Homes Perth - PCI tomorrow :)

Ze Roses' Build by Ultimate Homes Perth - PCI tomorrow :)
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks for all the info on your home building with Ultimate Homes. It sounds like they were good to deal with. We are thinking of building with them. Do you recommend them…

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JodiT
Jun 22, 2010 7:31 pm
camyperth
camyperth
22 June 2010

how much power should be used when building

how much power should be used when building

Thanks guys ::smile:: yes ours is about the same $53 with the setup fee? Its just our temp elec is on the neighbours lawn and they have moved in, so do know how they tell who,s is who,s.

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camyperth
Jun 22, 2010 8:59 pm
mek
mek
22 June 2010

We've finally started

We've finally started
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Sorry to the person who asked about my paint colours last year - I completely missed that. You probably wouldn't still be interested? :) Saemiseon - will have to find the…

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mek
Jun 22, 2010 10:16 pm
mek
sandra60
sandra60
23 June 2010

Emerald Park Estate, Wellard, WA

Emerald Park Estate, Wellard, WA
WA

How exciting for you, we're with Content Living with pre-start next week. Haven't heard much about about HBC but they certainly are busy at Emerald park at the moment! …

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sandra60
Jun 23, 2010 1:31 am
barker
barker
23 June 2010

Internal walls - plasterboard? render?

Internal walls - plasterboard? render?

I would also like to know the price difference if any

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barker
Jun 23, 2010 11:47 am
barker


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