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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
andy_min
andy_min
23 July 2010

Landscaping at The Ponds.

Landscaping at The Ponds.
NSW

Have a look at this thread and the blogs listed on page 1. A few people have done their…

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andy_min
Jul 23, 2010 8:56 pm
andy_min
ESB
ESB
23 July 2010

Waffle slabs vs all concrete slabs

Waffle slabs vs all concrete slabs
QLD

That does makes sense .... thanks :D

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ESB
Jul 23, 2010 9:30 pm
ESB
benlove
benlove
23 July 2010

Holiding Back Progress Payments

Holiding Back Progress Payments
VIC

So how did you get on with your builder on this one? We have received a fixout progress claim from our builder and they haven't completed the kitchen, tiling or bathrooms…

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benlove
Jul 23, 2010 10:08 pm
davisar
davisar
23 July 2010

Building with LP Warren Homes (Victoria)

Building with LP Warren Homes (Victoria)
VIC

Hi Just wondering if you got everything sorted with LP Warren and if you were happy in the end. Am considering building with them

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davisar
Jul 23, 2010 11:49 pm
bnik
bnik
24 July 2010

Is this a World record?!

Is this a World record?!

Very good to hear you are finally 'in'. We've been in for 12 months but they…

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bnik
Jul 24, 2010 10:23 am
makoby
makoby
24 July 2010

where can I find different/feature outdoor pergola lights?

where can I find different/feature outdoor pergola lights?

YES! Thats exactly the type! Love it! Im just wondering if something like this can be used as an outdoor light? Or is it specifically for indoors? This is the type of…

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makoby
Jul 24, 2010 4:21 pm
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
24 July 2010

Quick build

Quick build
VIC

http://www.tinypic.com for the pictures. After you upload the pics, it will give you several links to them. One of them is a link for threads/forum posts. Just paste that…

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ibfragalot99
Jul 24, 2010 11:32 pm
ibfragalot99
clueless2009
clueless2009
25 July 2010

Frame stage is this ok

Frame stage is this ok

thanks for the comments guys. I notice only 2 places when talking about the last picture. one this in the ceiling area. and the other one is in one of the bedroom side…

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clueless2009
Jul 25, 2010 1:27 am
andy
andy
25 July 2010

What after PCI - no trust

What after PCI - no trust
1, 2

Lets see what happens the SS informed me at PCI that the render was covering the 5MM gap ,but I didnt buy that and called their bluff . I was then informed that they will…

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andy
Jul 25, 2010 10:31 am

Its seems like ages since i have posted the progress of the house.The brickies started laying the bricks last monday and have almost finished 2/3rds of the brickwork.The…

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Dr Shenai
Jul 25, 2010 5:17 pm
Lex
Lex
25 July 2010

When should I get gas connected?

When should I get gas connected?
NSW

Hahaha, probably so !!! I saw this link somewhere http://www.switchwise.com.au later today and it gives a very rough overview (due to…

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Lex
Jul 25, 2010 5:47 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
25 July 2010

SIMONDS HOMES Frame Inspection Report

SIMONDS HOMES Frame Inspection Report

That's a bit odd to me. It would be nice to hear what are other people's experiences with the PCA. I'm pretty sure that you can expect more from the PCA (there is info on…

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Lex
Jul 25, 2010 7:47 pm
Lex
Southies
Southies
25 July 2010

garage door?

garage door?

piccies ?? :th:

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Southies
Jul 25, 2010 8:07 pm
Southies
mjt084
mjt084
25 July 2010

Anyone Recently Built In Newcastle City Council?

Anyone Recently Built In Newcastle City Council?
NSW

Hmmmm good point.... Unless someone has a recent experience in Newcastle I think it may be best to just contact council tommorrow.

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mjt084
Jul 25, 2010 10:54 pm
ralwig88
ralwig88
26 July 2010

Building Inspector for Brisbane

Building Inspector for Brisbane
QLD

Just to resurrect this thread, any good building inspectors in North East Brisbane ? At which stages are the best to get in the independent building inspector? cheers,

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ralwig88
Jul 26, 2010 8:14 am
morox
morox
26 July 2010

Building on a sloping block (Vic)

Building on a sloping block (Vic)
VIC

Can anyone recommend any builders who build on sloping blocks - Yarra Valley area? I would love any info, feedback or advise. We have seen a block of land we LOVE but it…

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morox
Jul 26, 2010 8:31 am
carlswil
carlswil
26 July 2010

Issys 'Hamilton Alfresco'- YEY, guess what?...HAND-OVER

Issys 'Hamilton Alfresco'- YEY, guess what?...HAND-OVER
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Issy, so glad to read that all of your building issues had a happy ending finally :) We were pariciularly interested to hear about…

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carlswil
Jul 26, 2010 10:42 am
buildingwest
buildingwest
26 July 2010

Quotation with National Builders Group (NBG)

Quotation with National Builders Group (NBG)
VIC

Hi, With NBG once you pay the $2000 to accept the quotation you move onto the contract stage. If for some reason you do not proceed to go ahead with the build then the…

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buildingwest
Jul 26, 2010 2:21 pm
Jax&Trav
Jax&Trav
26 July 2010

Re: Thinking of Building in WA

Re: Thinking of Building in WA
WA

You could approach any builder in WA and probably get a solution within your budget. Some people will have good experiences with one builder, and others will have bad…

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Jax&Trav
Jul 26, 2010 3:45 pm
Yagnesh
Yagnesh
26 July 2010

Cost of Render - front facade - PorterDavis Foxley29

Cost of Render - front facade - PorterDavis Foxley29
VIC

We are planning to build a Porter Davis Foxley29 home, we have just paid a deposit and now going through all the options and hopetoun Interior upgrdae choices. One…

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Yagnesh
Jul 26, 2010 4:58 pm
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The Little Misses
Jul 26, 2010 6:59 pm
The Little Misses
gumboots
gumboots
26 July 2010

Any recommend concreters in Point Cook?

Any recommend concreters in Point Cook?
VIC

No I don't think I have any photos of the areas he did on my place. You could probably ask him for some though.

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gumboots
Jul 26, 2010 8:34 pm
emilygirl
emilygirl
26 July 2010

Does Anyone Have M3tr1con Brick Catergory Prices?

Does Anyone Have M3tr1con Brick Catergory Prices?

:) Were in Victoria and we are going with the Hawthorn too.. They are Cat 4 for extra $2808....They are Austral range. Cat 3 in Austral range was $1664..(latrobe ).. Boral…

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emilygirl
Jul 26, 2010 8:52 pm
brb_654
brb_654
26 July 2010

AVJ OUR BUILD

AVJ OUR BUILD
NSW

Hi ktspruse Congrats on your progress so far!! My last home was built with AVJ and we were happy with the quality. Hope it all goes smoothly for you.

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brb_654
Jul 26, 2010 10:14 pm
brb_654
somewoman
somewoman
26 July 2010

Elevation Colour Recommendation

Elevation Colour Recommendation

I would do the entry portico and the setback part of the facade (bedroom/robe) in dune to tie in with the fascia, then pick a lighter colour (maybe quarter strength?) for…

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somewoman
Jul 26, 2010 10:30 pm
somewoman
vxchev
vxchev
26 July 2010

Metric@n Jasper 37 (Vic)

Metric@n Jasper 37 (Vic)
VIC
1, 2

The Metric@n QA guy was on site today, hopefully nothing much wrong. I am sure he would of picked up the substandard work on the render, the average stain job on the…

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vxchev
Jul 26, 2010 10:35 pm
free will
free will
26 July 2010

Builder has damaged neighbours property but wont pay

Builder has damaged neighbours property but wont pay
SA

Basically, you are both responsible: 1. Owner allowing builders to do the work 2 Builders for causing the damage. So your neighbour could take legal action against…

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free will
Jul 26, 2010 11:29 pm
JamesandElisha
JamesandElisha
27 July 2010

Plaster to window gap appears too big under architrave

Plaster to window gap appears too big under architrave

Thanks Ed, Maybe no packers were fitted prior to the gap being covered up and this may be the cause of the plaster/architrave join cracks. ::angry:: All other window/plaster…

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JamesandElisha
Jul 27, 2010 12:15 pm
Yagnesh
Yagnesh
27 July 2010

Fencer needed in Taylors Hill VIC

Fencer needed in Taylors Hill VIC
VIC

Hi Kate, your info on Fencing will be very helpful.. though after few months as we are just in tender stage...We are also building in Taylors Hill thr porter davis.. Just…

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Yagnesh
Jul 27, 2010 1:20 pm
SherWin
SherWin
27 July 2010

Is this brickwork acceptable?

Is this brickwork acceptable?
VIC

eddie8 and glenp ..... check your pm

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SherWin
Jul 27, 2010 1:59 pm
roblea2
roblea2
27 July 2010

Cascades on Clyde

Cascades on Clyde
VIC

Thanks for that, I will go and check it out.

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roblea2
Jul 27, 2010 3:18 pm
chriskan
chriskan
27 July 2010

Arena at Officer - is anyone building there?!

Arena at Officer - is anyone building there?!
VIC

Hi Peppa Pig, we're building in Arena too, our block is in Arena Parade. We settled on the 23rd of June so now frantically looking at displays! NBG is on our short list…

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chriskan
Jul 27, 2010 5:18 pm
joles
joles
27 July 2010

Those with ceasarstone waterfall edging..... help please

Those with ceasarstone waterfall edging..... help please

For us Westside Sealants did it. They did all the caulking in the bathrooms, laundry and around doorways, etc. So for us, it wasn't a job for the cabinetmaker and it was…

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joles
Jul 27, 2010 5:51 pm
joles
The Little Misses
The Little Misses
27 July 2010

Ideas for a render colour????

Ideas for a render colour????

Your elevation is only the size of a stamp on my screen Have you thought about something a little darker to give it a little more oomph? As all your colours, bar the…

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The Little Misses
Jul 27, 2010 11:36 pm
The Little Misses
Lex
Lex
28 July 2010

Defective Brickwork - What would you do?

Defective Brickwork - What would you do?
VIC

+1 I failed to mention that, since your mortar does not meet Australian Standard AS3700, what is the point of them trying to make it cosmetically better!? If it's not…

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Lex
Jul 28, 2010 10:43 am
Lex
raya
raya
28 July 2010

Imported Plaster.....Concerns..??

Imported Plaster.....Concerns..??
VIC

Hi there Well to say not too much about imported products would be detrimental to the Australian building industry as a whole. We do however use many imported products…

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raya
Jul 28, 2010 10:52 am
ekman
ekman
28 July 2010

Masterton Home Build Help

Masterton Home Build Help
NSW

hi patsam i can feel the pain. i would think that there is some mis-communication (rather zero commun) betn the design office and construction office of Masterton. If you…

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ekman
Jul 28, 2010 11:36 am
just Erin
just Erin
28 July 2010

House quote

House quote
VIC

Sounds about right. Our base price was $194k... but then upgrading floor tiles, adding tiles to extra areas, timber windows on facade, adding fly screens, increased…

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just Erin
Jul 28, 2010 11:37 am
just Erin
Bagheera
Bagheera
28 July 2010

Problems with render colours.

Problems with render colours.
WA

oh that's a nice place to build - good luck with the colours - hope they will do the right thing for you. BTW there are a few DAH'ers on Homeone and posting updates on

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Bagheera
Jul 28, 2010 12:01 pm
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
28 July 2010

DreamStart?? How about Nightmare Start

DreamStart?? How about Nightmare Start

But again this brings up the problem of people not completely understanding what they are getting them self into from the very start. Also, who is to say that this even…

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Nathan SteelFab
Jul 28, 2010 4:33 pm
Nathan SteelFab
Dove
Dove
28 July 2010

Knock Down & Rebuild - I know nothing

Knock Down & Rebuild - I know nothing
VIC

Hi Doonks, we are doing a knock down/re build in the western suburbs. We also knew a bit of nothing. The things that caught us out were: You need a underground…

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Dove
Jul 28, 2010 6:35 pm
Dove
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kexkez
Jul 28, 2010 8:21 pm
kexkez
Nick H
Nick H
28 July 2010

Our Beechwood Homes build, Adelaide SA (Pic heavy!)

Our Beechwood Homes build, Adelaide SA (Pic heavy!)
SA

Ha ha ha, the house isn't big at all. Most of the living area is the second storey, downstairs we only have the garage, entry, home theatre and undercroft storage area…

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Nick H
Jul 28, 2010 9:45 pm


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