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jessie87
jessie87
6 April 2010

Slab Stage Inspection - Help!

Slab Stage Inspection - Help!

Hey, We had our slab inspected and they do it afterwards. He told us that he wants to come a couple days after for it to settle.....

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jessie87
Apr 06, 2010 7:22 pm
andy
andy
6 April 2010

First time building - At Frame Stage

First time building - At Frame Stage
VIC

There are many forums here that recommend good building inspectors and I suggest paying a few bucks is well worth the peace of mind. It also keeps the builders on their…

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andy
Apr 06, 2010 9:33 pm
n&n02
n&n02
6 April 2010

Buying tiles from a shop not nominated/ preferred by builder

Buying tiles from a shop not nominated/ preferred by builder

We decided to buy our own tiles but use our builders tiler to lay them. We have seen our builder's tiler's work and it is fantastic so we didn't…

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n&n02
Apr 06, 2010 9:35 pm
SinkOrSwim
SinkOrSwim
6 April 2010

Feedback on our plans?

Feedback on our plans?

Jesstibb A laundry chute is on our wish list but the bathroom is not quite directly over the laundry. I will be asking our builder about the possibilities this week...…

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SinkOrSwim
Apr 06, 2010 11:58 pm
PotentialBuilder
PotentialBuilder
7 April 2010

Custom Builder price guide

Custom Builder price guide

Thanks for the replies. I should have pointed out that we are planning on splitting the property into two town houses, with small-medium complexity (a tight angle in one…

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PotentialBuilder
Apr 07, 2010 6:04 am
Rowena
Rowena
7 April 2010

Corner or sideways block house plans??

Corner or sideways block house plans??

Hi Caz, We tend to build a lot of ranch or farmhouse style homes so may have a few designs you could be interested in. check out:

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Rowena
Apr 07, 2010 11:49 am
Rowena
chasey
chasey
7 April 2010

External colours - help please !!

External colours - help please !!
NSW

Hi We are building with EB at the Ponds Sydney and have just been to the PGH display centre and are very confused with brick selection. We like Barramundi for our roof…

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chasey
Apr 07, 2010 1:53 pm
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somewoman
Apr 07, 2010 3:52 pm
somewoman
MadCow
MadCow
7 April 2010

PD Clipsal Electrical Appoinment - What to expect

PD Clipsal Electrical Appoinment - What to expect
VIC

Ok, I have found a complete list of extra electrical items from the electrical supplier which my builder uses, hope this list helps people budgeting for extra electrical…

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MadCow
Apr 07, 2010 3:59 pm
trm
trm
7 April 2010

What do you think of our plans

What do you think of our plans
NSW

Thanks to everyone for your comments. Karry, Kyton and Sharee, I have changed the plan around based on the suggestions. http://i40.tinypic.com/2jdkhtk.jpg I guess this…

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trm
Apr 07, 2010 10:20 pm
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
7 April 2010

have you seen this tile??

have you seen this tile??
WA

if anyone can help im chasing about another 10 of these tiles. i got them from my friends family who own a tiling company as a discontinued line.…

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sharky55_shan
Apr 07, 2010 11:27 pm
sharky55_shan
Hels
Hels
23 April 2010

where did my post go??

where did my post go??

Why not just type it in here and then highlight the and ctrl C to copy. If the browser fails you just paste it back again. Heaps easier than using word aswell ::wink::

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Hels
Apr 23, 2010 6:15 pm
Hels
16.SFC
16.SFC
8 April 2010

Piara Waters WA - How long for council approval ?

Piara Waters WA - How long for council approval ?
WA

Took about 3 months for us to be granted the Building Licence, but that did include the Christmas break.

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16.SFC
Apr 08, 2010 11:41 am
16.SFC
cherub
cherub
8 April 2010

Merbau Fencing/ Gate problem

Merbau Fencing/ Gate problem
VIC

That would be the tannins leeching out, hose the timber down a couple of times a day to speed up the process. Any stains can be removed with liquid chlorine diluted 1:10…

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cherub
Apr 08, 2010 2:36 pm
lazzaro2
lazzaro2
8 April 2010

Highlands Craigieburn - HOME PHONE / INTERNET

Highlands Craigieburn - HOME PHONE / INTERNET
VIC

Telstra have a new ADSL2+ deal out, which is pretty decent (for Telstra!). If you bundle a home phone service with the 25GB Liberty ADSL2+ plan, you save $30 on the…

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lazzaro2
Apr 08, 2010 2:41 pm
andy_min
andy_min
8 April 2010

The Ponds Antenna (hope this is in the right place)

The Ponds Antenna (hope this is in the right place)
NSW

Hi, I think it depends on how close you are the the top of the Ridge in Kellyville Ridge but everyone I know who is in has Foxtel so they use that for the free to air…

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andy_min
Apr 08, 2010 2:55 pm
andy_min
andy_min
andy_min
8 April 2010

Has anyone used Dulux Mud Skipper Rendering on your facade?

Has anyone used Dulux Mud Skipper Rendering on your facade?

http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=20360&hilit=mud+skipper&start=80 Page 5 there is a pic of Mud Skipper as a feature colour. I…

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andy_min
Apr 08, 2010 2:59 pm
andy_min
mark299
mark299
8 April 2010

Portico Costs

Portico Costs

Yes, i added a Portico to my elevation fairly recently and i was provided with the costing around the same amount $4200 something... But will have to know how big it is…

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mark299
Apr 08, 2010 3:10 pm
mark299
mark299
8 April 2010

Render Topic

Render Topic

But do you have to render the full building or can you just do the elevation ? what is the requirement as per your covenant ?

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mark299
Apr 08, 2010 3:17 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
8 April 2010

Interior paint colours... Help please!!

Interior paint colours... Help please!!

You have different options but here are the common ones - pure white/ceiling white - ceiling and cornices walls - whichever colour you choose skirting, architraves, doors…

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bluesteel
Apr 08, 2010 4:44 pm
bluesteel
lufcinoz
lufcinoz
8 April 2010

Banksia Grove Stage 4 & Affordable Living

Banksia Grove Stage 4 & Affordable Living

Update. Finally got our plans about 3 weeks ago now so roughly would have been around 20 March. Had prestart today and everything went smoothly, though I will tell you…

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lufcinoz
Apr 08, 2010 6:03 pm
MerndaPD
MerndaPD
8 April 2010

Fencing in Mernda area

Fencing in Mernda area

Hello Lisanne, I was wondering if you'd had your fence done by now and if you would recommend the tradie you used? Thankyou in advance.

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MerndaPD
Apr 08, 2010 8:20 pm
King willy
King willy
8 April 2010

Dimensions on a floor plan

Dimensions on a floor plan

Its pretty simple. Drawings are from bottom plate to the other side bottom plate. eg They make the frame out on the slab where the timber goes. Standards & tollerances…

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King willy
Apr 08, 2010 8:21 pm
King willy
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
8 April 2010

laminate colours HELP and prestart HELP ME

laminate colours HELP and prestart HELP ME
WA

hi all just wanted to say ive posted my choices on a ne topic shans prestart - newhaven piara waters if you would like to see the final decisions :z:

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sharky55_shan
Apr 08, 2010 8:30 pm
sharky55_shan
Lex
Lex
8 April 2010

Brick Ties

Brick Ties
NSW

Hi Greg! How have you been?! :D Thank you for responding! Anyway, I know that some of us are more aware (or interested) than others ... So, your ties are really spaced at…

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Lex
Apr 08, 2010 9:17 pm
Lex
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janenguyen
Apr 08, 2010 10:17 pm
Bek
Bek
8 April 2010

How Much did Big M charge from a M slab to a H slab?

How Much did Big M charge from a M slab to a H slab?

Ours was included in our site costs as it was a requirement of the estate.

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Bek
Apr 08, 2010 10:28 pm
Bam
Bam
8 April 2010

building surveyors

building surveyors

My quotes were $2,382 $2,728 $2,678.60 $1,862.60 $2,117.60 Guess which I went for? :P

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Bam
Apr 08, 2010 11:20 pm
Bam
SunshineT
SunshineT
9 April 2010

Masterton - Tips for Tender Stage?

Masterton - Tips for Tender Stage?
NSW

Hello fellow Masterton builders! First time on this Forum (actually first time to ever do an online Forum!). We were wondering if anyone had any tips on the Tender…

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SunshineT
Apr 09, 2010 10:04 am
SunshineT
Helyn
Helyn
9 April 2010

Infills Vs Bricks

Infills Vs Bricks

There have been many threads on this topic- most posters seem to favour bricks over infills - although I think infills look fine too. Our house has 9ft ceilings (2.7m)…

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Helyn
Apr 09, 2010 10:54 am
Helyn
nelle
nelle
9 April 2010

Question about frame stage invoice

Question about frame stage invoice

We are just at slab stage and Iam hoping to get an independant frame stage inspection done. nelle you mention that your planning on getting a frame stage…

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nelle
Apr 09, 2010 11:44 am
Linor501
Linor501
9 April 2010

Land Settlement

Land Settlement

Congrats to all the land owners... Futures property millionaires.. ::lol::

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Linor501
Apr 09, 2010 1:21 pm
Linor501
andy_min
andy_min
9 April 2010

The Ponds Updated Design Guidelines Aug 09

The Ponds Updated Design Guidelines Aug 09
NSW

Yep the Autumn Party http://www.thepondscommunity.com.au/event.php?e_id=88

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andy_min
Apr 09, 2010 1:54 pm
andy_min
Cozmo
Cozmo
9 April 2010

$7400 for a small front fence!!

$7400 for a small front fence!!
SA

Hi guys, I have just had 2 quotes for a small front fence with pillars and a small wall and they were $7,400 and $8,000!! I can't believe the…

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Cozmo
Apr 09, 2010 3:08 pm
somewoman
somewoman
9 April 2010

How often do you meet up with your SS?

How often do you meet up with your SS?

We have seen our SS on site about 3 times. We call him if there is an issue. Frankly, he's such a lovely person that meeting up with him once was probably more than I'd…

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somewoman
Apr 09, 2010 4:02 pm
somewoman
somewoman
somewoman
9 April 2010

Whats the size of your master bedroom?

Whats the size of your master bedroom?
1, 2

Ours is 4.7*3 which is large enough for a king bed, two bedsides and DHs flat panel television! We put most of our space into walk-through robes and ensuite. We also…

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somewoman
Apr 09, 2010 4:23 pm
somewoman
King willy
King willy
9 April 2010

How offen do you go on site for a look?

How offen do you go on site for a look?

Above all things - it's part of the experience!!! A lot of people don't realise how much work and effort goes into building a home so it's…

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King willy
Apr 09, 2010 5:35 pm
King willy
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
10 April 2010

Quote chk: paving sandstone on concrete base, 69 sq meters

Quote chk: paving sandstone on concrete base, 69 sq meters

Thanks for the feedback. Kek, I am in Victora, Mill Park Lakes @South Morang.

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rocketleaves
Apr 10, 2010 9:39 am
ChunkyKong
ChunkyKong
10 April 2010

What would you do frame Stage or Pre Plaster inspection

What would you do frame Stage or Pre Plaster inspection

Hi Andy, We are having a pre-plaster inspection and then another one at PCI. We would have liked to have all 4 inspections but we think this is a good balance financially…

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ChunkyKong
Apr 10, 2010 9:57 am
ChunkyKong
lyndal_2004
lyndal_2004
10 April 2010

Diamond pattern tiles

Diamond pattern tiles

Hi everyone ::lol:: hubby is thinking of diamond pattern tiles throughout the house...but i am not so sure, has anyone gone with diamond pattern and…

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lyndal_2004
Apr 10, 2010 11:00 am
lyndal_2004
Belial
Belial
10 April 2010

Fencing - building in Sandarra

Fencing - building in Sandarra
VIC
1, 2

I would check with DAP at Sandhurst prior to doing anything .Iam still to see any fences go up at the properties under construction,except the ones…

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Belial
Apr 10, 2010 11:36 am
Belial
Moogles
Moogles
10 April 2010

More smaller rooms VS fewer supersized rooms...??

More smaller rooms VS fewer supersized rooms...??

Love your plans Sleven - we are a family with 2 children (aged 4 & 5), and this type of layout would certainly more than cater to our family needs and lifestyle, and can…

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Moogles
Apr 10, 2010 1:07 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
10 April 2010

KDRB Masterton homes - Santorini with Fibreglass pool

KDRB Masterton homes - Santorini with Fibreglass pool
NSW

hello sunny_and_warm. I just read your thread and sounds like we are in very similar positions, albeit we are few weeks behind you... We are building in Council…

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SunshineT
Apr 10, 2010 1:47 pm
SunshineT
dadesign
dadesign
10 April 2010

Floor plan design

Floor plan design
VIC

Hello guys, Just sharing this, since I'm not allowed to upload any image or can't upload any. This is a current work done in Wales, England. (April…

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dadesign
Apr 10, 2010 1:48 pm
tc2000
tc2000
10 April 2010

Chelsea 33 with M3tr!con - All moved in

Chelsea 33 with M3tr!con - All moved in
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Penny, how's it going over at your house?

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tc2000
Apr 10, 2010 2:56 pm
wondering
wondering
10 April 2010

Aurora: Fibre connections

Aurora: Fibre connections
VIC

Does anyone know what is happening with the fibre connections - phone, internet, tv??? We have heard rumours that it may be between 3-6 months before we have access. Is…

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wondering
Apr 10, 2010 4:04 pm
Hels
Hels
10 April 2010

New to Marriott Waters Lyndhurst!

New to Marriott Waters Lyndhurst!
VIC

Hi and welcome. We have a Marriott Waters thread on here, please come and join us :)

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Hels
Apr 10, 2010 4:48 pm
Hels
lachjor
lachjor
10 April 2010

How long???

How long???

I think it very much depends on your builder, so may be best to ask them for an estimate. We were told 10-12 weeks from lock-up to get to practical completion, then…

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lachjor
Apr 10, 2010 4:57 pm
lachjor
Kaytee
Kaytee
10 April 2010

Virtual Colour Selections

Virtual Colour Selections

At the top of the page is an ad for Studiom.com.au Well this is what you want. Good luck.

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Kaytee
Apr 10, 2010 5:26 pm
Kaytee


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