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tobehomeowner
tobehomeowner
14 August 2010

Anyone in The Grove, Truganina or other estates in Truganina

Anyone in The Grove, Truganina or other estates in Truganina
VIC

Hi I bought land in The Grove estate in Truganina. Did you get the land titled. Mine is in Septemeber.

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tobehomeowner
Aug 14, 2010 11:54 pm
vincent337
vincent337
15 August 2010

Gap between the window and bricks(side)

Gap between the window and bricks(side)
NSW

Thanks guys, Ed plaster is finished so I dunno whats he gonna do will talk to him in two days see whats happenning.

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vincent337
Aug 15, 2010 4:34 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
16 August 2010

Unfinished work.

Unfinished work.
VIC

Well you can withhold payment if you do it in a smart and structured manner. So rather than just saying "no money till it's fixed you <INSERT DESIRED WORDS>", you would…

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Adam.M
Aug 16, 2010 8:44 am
BZMZ
BZMZ
16 August 2010

Masterton Crystal Split Level - moved in

Masterton Crystal Split Level - moved in
NSW
1, 2

Hi Ekman I am sorry to hear the sad news. That's 3 x H1 sad news I've received this morning in similar capacity. You must be thrilled with your home and I bet it looks…

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BZMZ
Aug 16, 2010 12:20 pm
Dreamer
Dreamer
16 August 2010

Coral Homes

Coral Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

This is where we…

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Dreamer
Aug 16, 2010 1:56 pm
catjim
catjim
16 August 2010

Melbourne Garage Doors

Melbourne Garage Doors
VIC

We used Dandenong Garage Doors for the B&D roller door replacement on our current house. We had a tilt a door and it was a tricky replacement job but they worked around…

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catjim
Aug 16, 2010 9:01 pm
Gizmo19
Gizmo19
17 August 2010

Soakwell dillema

Soakwell dillema

We got our soakwells dug in and thought we were getting the complete job - last time we go through someone who knows someone ::sad:: Does anyone know of someone who will come…

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Gizmo19
Aug 17, 2010 12:39 am
Southies
Southies
17 August 2010

Has anyone built the Eden Brae Memphis 26?

Has anyone built the Eden Brae Memphis 26?
NSW

Not knowing your circumstances, have you considered the size of your future family get-togethers? When all our kids are with us around the table, we're usually…

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Southies
Aug 17, 2010 7:54 am
Southies
ring09
ring09
17 August 2010

Site Costs

Site Costs
VIC

If you have a builder in mind - see if you can take along the engineering report for the block and any other info to get them to quote you the site costs involved. I…

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ring09
Aug 17, 2010 11:24 am
ring09
Kridge
Kridge
17 August 2010

Carpet Underlay... is there a difference? - Upgrade or not?

Carpet Underlay... is there a difference? - Upgrade or not?

Thanks for all the replys guys we will go with the good one ( what's another $600!) Great idea re checking we get what we pay for. :) Will do that as well. - Thanks everyone :)

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Kridge
Aug 17, 2010 5:09 pm
staunts68
staunts68
17 August 2010

Has anyone built with Hepner Homes in QLD?

Has anyone built with Hepner Homes in QLD?
QLD

Hi there, know it's an old thread but thought I'd jump in just in case anyone else was looking. See my reply to another thread…

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staunts68
Aug 17, 2010 5:44 pm
staunts68
staunts68
17 August 2010

Builder Recomendations -North Brisbane

Builder Recomendations -North Brisbane
QLD

Hi there, know it's an old thread but thought I'd jump in just in case you were still interested. We are building with Hepner Homes (Woodford). Very satisfied so far. See…

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staunts68
Aug 17, 2010 5:48 pm
MBBN
MBBN
17 August 2010

Neighbour angry after we removed some retaining wall

Neighbour angry after we removed some retaining wall
NSW
1, 2

I did say I would cause offence! As Kerry-Ann said....it's a retaining wall/fence.....not a big pink thing!

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MBBN
Aug 17, 2010 7:03 pm
nicolebyron
nicolebyron
17 August 2010

BUILDING A POOL CABANNA AND TIMBER DECK

BUILDING A POOL CABANNA AND TIMBER DECK
NSW

I have plans for a pool cabanna which is 42m2 with a pitched colourbond roof and colourbond walls and sliding doors at the front. what should it cost? I also need a…

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nicolebyron
Aug 17, 2010 8:40 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
17 August 2010

Roof. Colourbond or Tiles

Roof. Colourbond or Tiles
WA

Thanks to everyone for the responses. We are choosing the Colorbond as we personally like the look of it. I have lived in a house with…

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Huggy_B
Aug 17, 2010 10:01 pm
Huggy_B
Dollar
Dollar
17 August 2010

Anyone Building M'ricon Lumeah Vogue Facade?!?!?!

Anyone Building M'ricon Lumeah Vogue Facade?!?!?!
VIC

All I can say is I love what I see of your facade. Love it!

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Dollar
Aug 17, 2010 10:39 pm
cbboyz
cbboyz
17 August 2010

Building Duplex Townhouses

Building Duplex Townhouses
VIC

Hi, Im in the process of looking for a builder to build my townhouses in Chelsea Heights in Melbourne. Does anyone know what the average costs per square would be? Each…

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cbboyz
Aug 17, 2010 11:41 pm
pottsville
pottsville
18 August 2010

Thoughts On A Light Colorbond Roof With Brown Terrain Bricks

Thoughts On A Light Colorbond Roof With Brown Terrain Bricks

Hi, qksilver_21, Can not answer your question but happy to know someone else is building the Lancaster - we are building the Lancaster 21 - Start date on MONDAY!

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pottsville
Aug 18, 2010 9:21 am
mel_in_laurimar
mel_in_laurimar
18 August 2010

SOIL Test - Laurimar Briars

SOIL Test - Laurimar Briars
VIC

Hi Shilda, I am building in the Briars - flat block on engineered fill (make sure you get a copy of the compaction report), our builder included H class slab as standard…

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mel_in_laurimar
Aug 18, 2010 1:45 pm
x
x
18 August 2010

Gas heater problem, not providing hot enough water

Gas heater problem, not providing hot enough water

Do you have a Smart Star pre-heat system attached? I have the Rinnai 32 - if I don't use the pre-heat button, water does take about…

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x
Aug 18, 2010 4:55 pm
MarkJ
MarkJ
18 August 2010

Hot Water Unit Base

Hot Water Unit Base
VIC

Hi I have this problem too, only difference is a concrete slab was poured for it and for some reason the plumbers saw fit to sit a concrete tile on bricks instead. I have…

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MarkJ
Aug 18, 2010 5:48 pm
priceisgd
priceisgd
18 August 2010

Site costs query

Site costs query
VIC

Can anyone enlighten whether additional site costs, specifically for rock excavation for water tanks, would attract builder's margin? I thought builder's margin is charged…

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priceisgd
Aug 18, 2010 10:01 pm
Echo
Echo
18 August 2010

Anyone's dune painted render really purple?

Anyone's dune painted render really purple?
WA

A different take on the ironstone , monument and purple. I like it but I know nothing, Im a male , but Ms echo is not sure sure…

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Echo
Aug 18, 2010 10:23 pm
Echo
aingel
aingel
19 August 2010

Driveway @ The Ponds

Driveway @ The Ponds
NSW

Hi Neel Maybe you should get in touch with someone from The Ponds/Landcom/Australand & see if they are able to offer a solution or relocate the purple thing?? We have had…

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aingel
Aug 19, 2010 10:27 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
19 August 2010

HELP PLEASE!!!! I need a boundary survey

HELP PLEASE!!!! I need a boundary survey
VIC

We got a reestablishment survey done by the mob that did it for the estate originally. We just contacted the developer for the contact as it was a…

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chrisandkate
Aug 19, 2010 11:40 am
SpArKLyStAr
SpArKLyStAr
19 August 2010

Checklist for building home?

Checklist for building home?
WA

Not sure if this is what you're after..... but i contacted consumer affairs and they posted me a really good booklet

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SpArKLyStAr
Aug 19, 2010 12:04 pm
vpeewee
vpeewee
19 August 2010

Wet weather access - has anyone been asked to provide this?

Wet weather access - has anyone been asked to provide this?
NSW

huh, well there you go, I guess it was something standard that we just didn't realise. This is another one of those little things that you learn along the way in the…

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vpeewee
Aug 19, 2010 1:22 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
19 August 2010

Builder margin on Site Costs

Builder margin on Site Costs

Provisional costs, above or below the allocation in the contract will be charged the Builders Margin. It is relatively transperant because you are allowed a copy of the…

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Adam.M
Aug 19, 2010 1:51 pm
amazing_venice
amazing_venice
19 August 2010

New Building on a slope of 1000mm fall

New Building on a slope of 1000mm fall
VIC

Land & fall is so tricky. We bought a block, based on the fact it was 'flat' to the naked eye. I knew it had a slight fall, but figured it would be with the 300mm that's…

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amazing_venice
Aug 19, 2010 4:30 pm
amazing_venice
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 August 2010

Alumunuim Sliding Door Handles - Advice needed!!

Alumunuim Sliding Door Handles - Advice needed!!
VIC

Hi Everyone, My Alumunium sliding door haas been installed ( I have 3 of them in total). I picked the colour Jasper but have noticed that the…

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ECOECO
Aug 19, 2010 8:22 pm
ECOECO
LINDABINBIN
LINDABINBIN
19 August 2010

Any good fencing service recommend?

Any good fencing service recommend?
VIC

Hi, all I've got new house done finally. Now, i need to hire someone who may help me to do the timber fence of house. Is anyone can recommend good fencing service…

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LINDABINBIN
Aug 19, 2010 8:47 pm
phoenixrain
phoenixrain
19 August 2010

McBecks McBuild in Harrisdale, WA - Roof is on! PICS!!!

McBecks McBuild in Harrisdale, WA - Roof is on! PICS!!!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey McBecks! Just wondering how your house is going. :D You should be close to the finishing line now.

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phoenixrain
Aug 19, 2010 9:43 pm
phoenixrain
vivica7604
vivica7604
20 August 2010

Do you think these handle positions look okay?

Do you think these handle positions look okay?
1, 2

I would definitely change it. My cabinet makers forgot to ask specifics about handle placement, and all of the drawer handles were horizontal,…

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vivica7604
Aug 20, 2010 12:19 am
joles
joles
20 August 2010

Sloping Block in Doreen - Laurimer

Sloping Block in Doreen - Laurimer
VIC

Around 30k sounds reasonable for the block you describe. My site cost were around 20k for similar fall, BUT we had an M class slab as opposed to H and we didn't need…

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joles
Aug 20, 2010 9:57 am
joles
The Elliot's
The Elliot's
20 August 2010

Our build - Henley Monterey Q1!!! WE'RE LOCKED OUT!

Our build - Henley Monterey Q1!!! WE'RE LOCKED OUT!
VIC

We are looking at building the same /similar home. Where are you at now??

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The Elliot's
Aug 20, 2010 10:53 am
Machiars
Machiars
20 August 2010

VIC Builders - Rain Rain Go Away

VIC Builders - Rain Rain Go Away
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

We are North of Melbourne. It has been raining off and on. Monday we didn't have a slab, then by Thursday we have slab & frame. So they must have found a dry patch in…

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Machiars
Aug 20, 2010 4:43 pm
Machiars
donuts
donuts
20 August 2010

Wooden Floors with kids

Wooden Floors with kids

we have high gloss too. you will still get scratches either way, but they will blend in more with a semi gloss or satin finish. when my floors are freshly mopped they…

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donuts
Aug 20, 2010 6:52 pm
donuts
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brettyboo
Aug 20, 2010 8:42 pm
Dollar
Dollar
20 August 2010

Covenants?

Covenants?
QLD

I have a few gripes about covenants. To me they don't mean much especially when houses disregard the colour requirements for the roof or whatever it may be. We plan on…

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Dollar
Aug 20, 2010 8:51 pm
Barwon374
Barwon374
20 August 2010

Generator and Water Pump (For Bricks) Hire

Generator and Water Pump (For Bricks) Hire
VIC

Just a tip stamford, make sure that the genset has @ least 60% load when being used. If it just sits around idling all day with no load for long periods of time, it will…

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Barwon374
Aug 20, 2010 9:27 pm
Freakin
Freakin
21 August 2010

Under Eave Vents

Under Eave Vents
QLD

Hi, If they won't replace with prefab sheets, there are lots of different types of ventilation grilles available from bunnings (mostly cheap plastic rubbish). Tell your…

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Freakin
Aug 21, 2010 4:54 am
emlet01
emlet01
21 August 2010

Diamond Gloss Edging Help

Diamond Gloss Edging Help

I'm glad they are fixing it!!

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emlet01
Aug 21, 2010 7:03 am
paul.jason
paul.jason
21 August 2010

Weepholes Above Windows - Yes or No ?

Weepholes Above Windows - Yes or No ?
VIC

'Tis not my field ( building regs) but yesterday I was reading the changes to the 'Codes' there are quite a few. One that I noticed was above…

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paul.jason
Aug 21, 2010 8:27 pm
paul.jason
Claudia
Claudia
21 August 2010

Handles for the front door

Handles for the front door

Hello, We have upgraded our front door and with that we wanted to have the longer handles...However we are not sure how practical they will be. We wanted the option of…

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Claudia
Aug 21, 2010 9:46 pm
Claudia
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catjim
Aug 22, 2010 9:57 am
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starbabe
Aug 22, 2010 12:52 pm
emlet01
emlet01
22 August 2010

*pic added*...help with gutter/fascia please!

*pic added*...help with gutter/fascia please!
QLD

Wow thanks Lex! You made me excited about my bricks LOL!

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emlet01
Aug 22, 2010 12:54 pm


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