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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 9:30 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 9:52 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 10:55 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 11:29 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 8:20 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 9:38 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 10:45 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 10:57 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 12:03 pm
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 12:05 pm
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 1:13 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 2:40 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 3:16 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 4:11 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 8:31 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 9:59 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 11:16 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 2:31 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 12:47 pm
barker
pleasedontgo
pleasedontgo
23 June 2010

BRICK WASHING.

BRICK WASHING.

My fiancee went to our house today to see the brickies. What they can do is roll it on and someone behind them will…

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pleasedontgo
Jun 23, 2010 1:37 pm
Southies
Southies
23 June 2010

taubmans interior whites...your thoughts?

taubmans interior whites...your thoughts?
NSW

Eddystone is nice. we have it on all our joinery

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Southies
Jun 23, 2010 4:28 pm
Southies
chippy
chippy
23 June 2010

Best substance to clean mud stained cream bricks

Best substance to clean mud stained cream bricks
SA

Look at the link I posted above. You can use all sorts of acids on clay bricks depending on what it is that you are cleaning off. As long as you follow the brick…

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chippy
Jun 23, 2010 4:59 pm
chippy
ECOECO
ECOECO
23 June 2010

Overlooking issue (back windows)

Overlooking issue (back windows)

Tell the builder to leave them as normak clear glass, and that you will put on the obscure film after the build,…

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ECOECO
Jun 23, 2010 5:23 pm
ECOECO
Captain Morgan
Captain Morgan
23 June 2010

Elevation Colour Options

Elevation Colour Options
SA

Naa, I think 1K extra for the option is probably about right, considering the door is probably 6K in total (wild-a$$ guess..) looks like its worth it !

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Captain Morgan
Jun 23, 2010 10:24 pm
Captain Morgan
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DL-23
Jun 23, 2010 10:54 pm
slknv
slknv
23 June 2010

upgrade of bricks..

upgrade of bricks..

Try looking in this link for info on bricks; viewtopic.php?f=31&t=25587 T&T

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slknv
Jun 23, 2010 11:38 pm
kyton
kyton
24 June 2010

Timberlook venetians for bedrooms

Timberlook venetians for bedrooms
WA

There is a photo of our son's bedroom in my thread however the blinds are open.... viewtopic.php?f=15&t=26913&hilit=nursery&start=20

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kyton
Jun 24, 2010 9:47 am
kyton
jimbo1
jimbo1
24 June 2010

building vs Buying a established property

building vs Buying a established property

Hi there, my partner and I are looking at demolishing the 1950's house we have on our block and rebuild. Jimbo1 how much did it cost for you…

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jimbo1
Jun 24, 2010 10:49 am
just83
just83
24 June 2010

BUILDING A DREAMSTART HOME IN WELLARD

BUILDING A DREAMSTART HOME IN WELLARD
WA

It was a number of things, All I'll say is there are much better builders then HBC. What I should of done in the beginning was look at several buiilders, but I went…

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just83
Jun 24, 2010 11:25 am
ConfusedAnna
ConfusedAnna
24 June 2010

QLD Brentwood Rise, Soil Testing and Builder advice required

QLD Brentwood Rise, Soil Testing and Builder advice required
QLD

Thank you all for your helpful advice... I have used the advice and have put it into practice asking the solcitor to write into the contact negotiations, such as…

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ConfusedAnna
Jun 24, 2010 11:52 am
kyton
kyton
24 June 2010

Solar Panels

Solar Panels
NSW

We have 12 on our roof but other then that have no idea what they cost LOL. We are lucky that our best friend owns a solar company so he advised what we needed and we…

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kyton
Jun 24, 2010 2:28 pm
kyton
kateypink
kateypink
24 June 2010

Anyone with PD access? We are a Stanford 24 riviera facade

Anyone with PD access? We are a Stanford 24 riviera facade
VIC

I need to see lots of pics of all your landscaping, if anyone is up to that stage... even handdrawn plans. We have gone over and over our front and cannot come up with…

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kateypink
Jun 24, 2010 2:55 pm
sparkles
sparkles
24 June 2010

We have tiling!!!

We have tiling!!!
WA

thanks brb, yes i love the doubl shower too! so many things to be excited for!

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sparkles
Jun 24, 2010 5:59 pm
2pais
2pais
24 June 2010

Resurfacing on exisiting concrete

Resurfacing on exisiting concrete

Has anyone used the method of resurfacing exsiting areas of concrete as in Porch and Patio areas as opposed to tiling or exposed aggregate? Would love to see pictures. Thanks

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2pais
Jun 24, 2010 8:36 pm
brb_654
brb_654
24 June 2010

The role of your Customer Liaison??

The role of your Customer Liaison??
VIC

Hey Echo, We aren't on no:3 SS yet!! but we are on no:2 SS, we think we might have drove the first one nuts :D but in our defence we had a lot of issues when it all got started.

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brb_654
Jun 24, 2010 11:12 pm
brb_654
Adam.M
Adam.M
24 June 2010

Can you negotiate with Carlisle homes?

Can you negotiate with Carlisle homes?

One aspect to negotiate is the price, but the second aspect is the contract specifics. One point is the liquidated damages by the builder if they fail to meet the…

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Adam.M
Jun 25, 2010 12:56 am
pleasedontgo
pleasedontgo
25 June 2010

Mastic - before or after brick cleaning?

Mastic - before or after brick cleaning?

Thanks for that. Do you know what the cheapest place is to get mastic from?

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pleasedontgo
Jun 25, 2010 10:33 am
sootymay12
sootymay12
25 June 2010

Temporary Door ? or the real thing

Temporary Door ? or the real thing

Thanks Donuts It looks like they have maisonite stuck to them and they are boarded up but im not sure really if they take the maisonite off and the doors are there or not…

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sootymay12
Jun 25, 2010 1:42 pm
sootymay12
BZMZ
BZMZ
25 June 2010

Has anyone chosen Taubmans Bamboo Cream for paint?

Has anyone chosen Taubmans Bamboo Cream for paint?

Hi all Has anyone chosen Bamboo Cream Taubmans for internal paint walls? And do you have any pictures of it? I'd like to see it. I loved it and thought it looked very…

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BZMZ
Jun 25, 2010 3:18 pm
jeremy_ville
jeremy_ville
25 June 2010

had pci today, went well, just 1 wall to move!

had pci today, went well, just 1 wall to move!

Wow! How frustrating. You must have been feeling terrible after that!! I'm so glad that they have chosen to fix it for you…

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jeremy_ville
Jun 25, 2010 4:30 pm
jeremy_ville
dreamermeg
dreamermeg
25 June 2010

architect fees and recommendations

architect fees and recommendations
QLD

We have one 'custom' plan from one builder(project style) but we also have our own ideas now for how we would like the house to fit on the block. It would be more split…

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dreamermeg
Jun 25, 2010 7:32 pm
kel77
kel77
25 June 2010

1st time builders..pics of the block

1st time builders..pics of the block
WA

Hi Jo, Shame on the slab not being down yet but hopefully when you get back there will be some action! I am in Perth at the moment so we are only going down on weekends…

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kel77
Jun 25, 2010 11:35 pm

So this is what the current bathroom wall tile combination looks like together.. Only choice left is whether the white tiles should be glossy or satin/matte…

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stillwaters
Jun 26, 2010 1:36 am

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