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borg
borg
20 April 2010

can my builder....

can my builder....

I think it was a given that the retaining wall was required. It looks unsafe to me. In this situation you need to look at the plans. What was approved on the plans. If the…

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borg
Apr 20, 2010 10:54 am
borg
zacrachhsv
zacrachhsv
20 April 2010

How to tell a Saline Slab? (Spring Farm, Camden)

How to tell a Saline Slab? (Spring Farm, Camden)

Hey Guys, First time poster here, i joined up a few months ago and have been soaking up the great information here and i have to say what a great forum you have here ::celeb:: I…

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zacrachhsv
Apr 20, 2010 11:19 am
zacrachhsv
housemouse
housemouse
20 April 2010

Pulling the plug at tender stage - what can we expect??

Pulling the plug at tender stage - what can we expect??

Thanks Piper, I will see what the CSC comes back with first (she still hasn't replied to my email), but I will ask for the results of my site survey.

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housemouse
Apr 20, 2010 11:23 am
grom40
grom40
20 April 2010

Dumping rubbish on vacant blocks of land

Dumping rubbish on vacant blocks of land

I own two blocks of land (one that I am building on and one as an investment) and go to mow my vacant block every couple of months. The block is about 30 minutes from my…

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grom40
Apr 20, 2010 11:25 am
grom40
kyton
kyton
20 April 2010

Things to do for Good Luck prior to Building

Things to do for Good Luck prior to Building

We were told that it was a Greek custom to place gold coins under the formwork prior to pouring the slab. We placed $2 coins all over our slab (as well as DH being a…

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kyton
Apr 20, 2010 12:24 pm
kyton
indeedd
indeedd
20 April 2010

How’s Holroyd Council for DA?

How’s Holroyd Council for DA?

Welcome to Stockland -- I'm building there as well. My documents were at the Council in March. I also had a pre-DA meeting with one of the…

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indeedd
Apr 20, 2010 1:03 pm
oze
oze
20 April 2010

How long between slab being poured to commencement offraming

How long between slab being poured to commencement offraming
NSW

That's awesome Michelle, early stages can be super quick. Hope the rest is too. Where are you building?

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oze
Apr 20, 2010 1:52 pm
oze
jenni9546
jenni9546
20 April 2010

Has anyone used the colour JASPER for their windows????

Has anyone used the colour JASPER for their windows????

We haven't even started yet! We are signing contracts on the 30th of April and then hopefully beginning to build late May. I can't wait....so excited! Thanks…

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jenni9546
Apr 20, 2010 2:33 pm
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room4acubby
Apr 20, 2010 2:44 pm
room4acubby
mervyn
mervyn
20 April 2010

Class M or H slab

Class M or H slab

ebyelyakov you should have ask them the cost saving. I am paying 7K plus for upgrade to class H.

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mervyn
Apr 20, 2010 3:49 pm
andy
andy
20 April 2010

Frame Standards & Quality

Frame Standards & Quality

txs guys ,finally I sourced the truss manufacturer and it only took a phone call to get a copy of truss layout plan. Iam waiting on the frame layout to be emailed . I will…

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andy
Apr 20, 2010 6:03 pm
suh
suh
21 April 2010

Fridge cavity vs fridge size?

Fridge cavity vs fridge size?

Not a dumb question at all ::smile:: I forgot to check the depth of our fridge space and was a bit upset when it ended up sticking out...BUT if I had it flush with the cupboards…

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suh
Apr 21, 2010 10:42 am
suh
johnlong
johnlong
21 April 2010

slabs

slabs
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

okay thanks.

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johnlong
Apr 21, 2010 11:46 am
somewoman
somewoman
21 April 2010

Hebel building material

Hebel building material

Part of the reason that we chose our builder was because they use hebel rather than bricks. All in all, it's a superior product. We're building "green" - or as green…

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somewoman
Apr 21, 2010 12:04 pm
somewoman
JJ305
JJ305
21 April 2010

Neighbour building rear verandah on 1st storey overlooking..

Neighbour building rear verandah on 1st storey overlooking..
1, 2

In the worst case and the council approves it, would you be able to plant James Stirlings or something to block them out? We had a similar problem and we objected. I…

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JJ305
Apr 21, 2010 4:08 pm

yep - that is the one that i was looking at. just as a first quick go at it, these are some…

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somewoman
Apr 21, 2010 5:23 pm
somewoman
striker1976
striker1976
21 April 2010

McDonald Jones - Compare Kitchen plans

McDonald Jones - Compare Kitchen plans
NSW

Hi Everyone, I am building my first home with McDonald Jones, everything so far is going really well. I have heard that there are 2 diffrerent types of floor plans for…

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striker1976
Apr 21, 2010 7:02 pm
Bam
Bam
21 April 2010

Recommend me a fencer in Doreen/Mernda area...

Recommend me a fencer in Doreen/Mernda area...
VIC

Well we dont live there yet.... but its still standing :lol: Seriously though, I have no complaints what so ever. Its been put together well, is sturdy etc and they did it…

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Bam
Apr 21, 2010 10:58 pm
Bam
markymark85
markymark85
22 April 2010

wyndham waters

wyndham waters
VIC

they are laying all the pipes and putting in roads, i heard a rumor it will be up and running by the end of the year but i don't know it that is true or not. the sooner…

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markymark85
Apr 22, 2010 3:21 am
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wizard
Apr 22, 2010 8:27 am
wizard
Rikster
Rikster
22 April 2010

Hooray ! - no more forced Smart Meter rates in NSW

Hooray ! - no more forced Smart Meter rates in NSW
NSW

Good news for all of us builders :- EnergyAustralia - the state-owned company behind the surge in controversial "time-of-use" charging - has decided to allow households…

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Rikster
Apr 22, 2010 8:49 am
Rikster
R and R
R and R
22 April 2010

R and R's Masterton Sirocco 7 - In - with photos

R and R's Masterton Sirocco 7 - In - with photos
NSW
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Thanks DRAM, yes we are well and truly settled in.

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R and R
Apr 22, 2010 9:17 am
R and R
Roshi
Roshi
22 April 2010

Building with Porter Davis - Camberwell 29

Building with Porter Davis - Camberwell 29
VIC

Hi, I would like to know some information regarding constructing a house with Porter Davis. I have just placed my deposit to build the Camberwell 29. I would like to…

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Roshi
Apr 22, 2010 11:44 am
mark299
mark299
22 April 2010

Halogen Star Lights for Home theatre

Halogen Star Lights for Home theatre

I have halogen star lights. I have 4 rows of 3 lights, set into a recessed ceiling, set on a dimmer switch. They look fantastic. I will try and take…

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mark299
Apr 22, 2010 5:47 pm
TheAlbany
TheAlbany
22 April 2010

THREAD CLOSED - NEW THREAD STARTED

THREAD CLOSED - NEW THREAD STARTED
1, 2

WELL .......... What a past 7 months ive had since signing contracts. Stuff up were made, Ive lost the builder i originally choose to build my house, which was out of my…

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TheAlbany
Apr 22, 2010 7:07 pm
TheAlbany
Mozzie
Mozzie
22 April 2010

New Home with Retaining Wall off Boundary????

New Home with Retaining Wall off Boundary????

From my experience the way your neighbours are insisting on is the approach most volume builders would take and usually the case if the other block hasn't been purchased…

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Mozzie
Apr 22, 2010 7:34 pm
Mozzie
chippy
chippy
22 April 2010

New to site and would like advice on floor plan

New to site and would like advice on floor plan
1, 2

I've printed of the plans and had a good look and there a few things that I think your draftsman may want to modify. Firstly the entry. An entry should be warm and…

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chippy
Apr 22, 2010 10:49 pm
chippy
Kappy
Kappy
22 April 2010

Pavillion with Celebration homes

Pavillion with Celebration homes
WA

I am building the pavillion with celebration homes. So far it has all gone well although I was a nervous wreck before pre start. Right now the brick work is nearly…

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Kappy
Apr 22, 2010 11:11 pm
Lex
Lex
23 April 2010

Effects of Heavy Rain on Timber Frame

Effects of Heavy Rain on Timber Frame
NSW

See http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=26458&p=459600#p459600 (repeated question)

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Lex
Apr 23, 2010 6:59 am
Lex
J-Pedrick
J-Pedrick
23 April 2010

Custom 5000, RedInk Homes in Mandurah (1st Home) *Photos*

Custom 5000, RedInk Homes in Mandurah (1st Home) *Photos*
WA

Hey nice changes you made, it looks good. i also had the same problem in the laundry with mine but it was quickly fixed. And also now we have just moved in i have noticed…

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J-Pedrick
Apr 23, 2010 12:51 pm
Helyn
Helyn
23 April 2010

Anyone have a skylight???

Anyone have a skylight???

We had rectangle ones exactly like in Hel's 2nd picture and they did a great job :D

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Helyn
Apr 23, 2010 3:20 pm
Helyn
janenguyen
janenguyen
23 April 2010

How can you tell if they put in a higher roof pitch?

How can you tell if they put in a higher roof pitch?

The standard is 22.5 and we are getting 25 degrees. So everything is all sorted :z:

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janenguyen
Apr 23, 2010 5:49 pm
bip
bip
23 April 2010

Help with Solver Builders colour palette - want white!

Help with Solver Builders colour palette - want white!

Hi, We have Solver First Snow as well! I really like the colour, but it's not totally white! We didn't want any yellow or pinkish tone either, more a tiny bit of grey,…

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bip
Apr 23, 2010 6:16 pm
Tim...
Tim...
23 April 2010

Anyone built with Stocklands before?

Anyone built with Stocklands before?
NSW

Hi everybody, Came across this info packed forum searching for various things in relation to a new pile of bricks on a dirt patch my wife and I have become indebted…

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Tim...
Apr 23, 2010 8:10 pm
Jot
Jot
23 April 2010

Building company collapse

Building company collapse
1, 2, 3

Hi Shyam, that sounds terrible. I hope things begin to move along for you quickly now, you have waited a while .. Master Menders have been working on my house for almost…

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Jot
Apr 23, 2010 8:32 pm
rotanon
rotanon
23 April 2010

Give me your feedback on my proposed floor plan !!!!

Give me your feedback on my proposed floor plan !!!!
VIC
1, 2

thanks shell83 and somewoman, The courtyard will become an entertainment area, it is a matter of time :-) That being said, I like the idea of bed 2 & 3 looking out onto…

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rotanon
Apr 23, 2010 9:19 pm
little buddy
little buddy
23 April 2010

Heritage overlay and demolition.

Heritage overlay and demolition.
VIC

i can't answer you question exactly, but when i bought and i had overlay questions i called the council and they were very helpful in explaining what all that meant and…

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little buddy
Apr 23, 2010 9:21 pm
springtime
springtime
23 April 2010

Suggestions on Builder?

Suggestions on Builder?

:) Hi, My husband & I are also still deciding on a builder, but last weekend we went back to homeworld and happened to walk into Westminster homes, & what a surprise we…

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springtime
Apr 23, 2010 10:46 pm
Kratos
Kratos
24 April 2010

Demolition Cost

Demolition Cost

9 room brick veneer, inner east Melbourne, brick garage, single level with metal sheet roof - $13,500 They found some green asbestos piping (all broken up, not sure what…

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Kratos
Apr 24, 2010 12:10 am
Lex
Lex
24 April 2010

PCI

PCI

Oh, just noticed this thread! Will store for future use :wink: ... Anyway, I actually asked the roof space question just the day before you did, lachjor - …

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Lex
Apr 24, 2010 8:56 am
Lex
builda
builda
24 April 2010

Fixed or variable site costs

Fixed or variable site costs
NSW

Drainage plans and the like are always available from the relevant authorities that own the pipes under the ground - the same ones that you pay your rates to. You can…

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builda
Apr 24, 2010 9:07 am
builda

Building Advice & Concilliation Vic.

Building Advice & Concilliation Vic.
VIC

Please note that double posting isn't ideal. Answers to questions can go missed by others so please also review this thread. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=32784&p=460489#p460489

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 24, 2010 10:02 am
The Garden Whisperer
secondhomebuilder
secondhomebuilder
24 April 2010

Footings costing waaaay to high!!! Not impressed!!!!

Footings costing waaaay to high!!! Not impressed!!!!

Thank you all so much for your replies..... I can't believe they were so far out on their estimate too. We really did look into it cause we are not stupid we know we have…

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secondhomebuilder
Apr 24, 2010 10:54 am
take2
take2
24 April 2010

Garage Step Down : How Important it is ??

Garage Step Down : How Important it is ??

Something I did think about, previous house had a step down, new house on the same level (no kicking of toes), rental same level. I wonder if it just depends on the…

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take2
Apr 24, 2010 1:21 pm
take2
Rowena
Rowena
24 April 2010

It's not over till....

It's not over till....
VIC

Are you serious? Kek, I can't believe your list! They had to repaint so much in a house under 2 years old? :shock: :shock: :shock: I can't believe all these repairs need doing to new houses…

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Rowena
Apr 24, 2010 3:08 pm
Rowena
Chedasha
Chedasha
24 April 2010

Chedasha's HBC Byford "The Glades" Moved in!!

Chedasha's HBC Byford "The Glades" Moved in!!
WA
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Just wanted to say we are all moved in and unpacked mostly. Now we are just getting bits and pieces for the house. Finding the faults lol and planning what paint colours…

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Chedasha
Apr 24, 2010 3:22 pm
somewoman
somewoman
24 April 2010

Exposed Aggregate - Adelaide

Exposed Aggregate - Adelaide
SA

The concretor who lives by us and keeps my 20 month old awake most days does a beautiful job!! Psarras is his surnam. Think he's in the yellow pages, if not then certainly…

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somewoman
Apr 24, 2010 5:45 pm
somewoman
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
24 April 2010

Choosing exterior colours

Choosing exterior colours
WA

How did you go with your selections guys did you come up with anything?

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nathanbudde
Apr 24, 2010 6:00 pm
nathanbudde


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