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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
jbdave
jbdave
24 April 2010

Help with Home Automation/ wanting to put speakers in alfres

Help with Home Automation/ wanting to put speakers in alfres

I did mine a pretty cheap way. I have a theatre set up and run the speaker cable from the alfresco to the theatre. I then used the "B" speakers on the amp in the theatre…

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jbdave
Apr 24, 2010 7:38 pm
Trinity
Trinity
24 April 2010

Crappy bricks - what to do?? *update p2*

Crappy bricks - what to do?? *update p2*
1, 2

Hi, we've got a similar problem with Nougat after brick cleaning - lots of chipping of the face colour after brick cleaning, + some green vanadium staining (I understand…

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Trinity
Apr 24, 2010 8:17 pm
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
24 April 2010

BEWARE-bowed jamb (from frame stage) & garage unit brackets

BEWARE-bowed jamb (from frame stage) & garage unit brackets

This afternoon I was very surprised to be able to enter my house through a window. The window couldn't shut completely and with a slide & climb, tee da, I went into the…

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rocketleaves
Apr 24, 2010 8:26 pm
Petermet
Petermet
25 April 2010

Brick base course too high - Is it ok? What are my options?

Brick base course too high - Is it ok? What are my options?
SA

The site supervisor mentioned the base course and said it was to ensure the quoins finished with 3 bricks (as per the pattern) at the top. Good outcome and I am now a…

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Petermet
Apr 25, 2010 9:30 am
mpcj
mpcj
25 April 2010

Can someone please help with block orientation

Can someone please help with block orientation
QLD

Hi, new to the forum & am very interested in the Denver o our 1acre block on the sunshine coast. Didn't even know they built such large homes. …

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mpcj
Apr 25, 2010 12:17 pm
mpcj
chezza
chezza
25 April 2010

Chocolatto Bricks

Chocolatto Bricks

Just wondering if anyone has used these bricks??? I have noticed that some of them are chipped and the orange is showing. Worried that when there washed it is going to be…

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chezza
Apr 25, 2010 3:14 pm
ozsurf
ozsurf
25 April 2010

Newbies building in The Observatory - Gold Coast

Newbies building in The Observatory - Gold Coast
QLD

Hi We moved into our new place at the Observatory a week ago. Our neighbour has just started their pool and hit rock about 400mm down. The…

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ozsurf
Apr 25, 2010 3:56 pm
farmmum
farmmum
25 April 2010

Builders in Coffs Harbour / Grafton , any recommendations

Builders in Coffs Harbour / Grafton , any recommendations
NSW

Hi Cameron, We are currently building a two storey in your area with Perry Homes. Slab has been poured & bricks delivered last week. So far we have been quite happy with…

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farmmum
Apr 25, 2010 5:05 pm
kek
kek
25 April 2010

Bricking

Bricking

It has various names: sarking, sisalation or wall wrap are the ones that spring to mind. It helps insulate the house and provides a barrier against moisture. Everything…

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kek
Apr 25, 2010 6:34 pm
kek
hoffdog
hoffdog
25 April 2010

Footings prices (Hickinbotham @ the Coast)

Footings prices (Hickinbotham @ the Coast)
SA

i can't help u out here but maybe also post this in the building in sa forum im sure there are a few people in there building in the same area as you who should be able to help

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hoffdog
Apr 25, 2010 8:13 pm
Aquillah
Aquillah
25 April 2010

Laminex Squareform.

Laminex Squareform.

Evening Y'all! Hubby and I are building through a project builder and are about to sign contracts. We would like to have a pretty clear idea about what we want before we…

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Aquillah
Apr 25, 2010 9:39 pm
NewInPointCook
NewInPointCook
25 April 2010

Trevor Homes building Experience - good or bad ?

Trevor Homes building Experience - good or bad ?
VIC

We are a first time builder We on the process to sign contract with Trevor Homes (quite small builder) and don't want to regret after. We found few problems, or I would…

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NewInPointCook
Apr 25, 2010 10:26 pm

I'd also consider a door from the garage into the pantry - awesome for bringing home…

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building1
Apr 26, 2010 1:47 am
mickeyb
mickeyb
26 April 2010

"Acrylic render" or cement render with "acrylic coating"???

"Acrylic render" or cement render with "acrylic coating"???
ACT

Hi guys just found this trend, Can anyone help me on this one? What's the diffrence between the two? Which one is less prone to crack?

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mickeyb
Apr 26, 2010 6:39 am
mickeyb
kek
kek
26 April 2010

Building with Porter Davis... Which facade to choose????

Building with Porter Davis... Which facade to choose????
VIC

Matty, what part of Melbourne are you in? Perhaps someone here has seen one of the facades you like on a house somewhere in your area.... There's a Daintree near us, not…

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kek
Apr 26, 2010 8:12 am
kek

Hi Cherie :) I think our shower tiles go 2 metres in the shower though you can go to the roof if you'd prefer. i think the remainder of the bathroom is 1.2metres high. In…

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channelle
Apr 26, 2010 9:57 am
lj3376
lj3376
26 April 2010

House on stilts

House on stilts

We are building with Paragon builders in Victoria and our house is being built on stumps due to the fall in our block. We didn't want to be buried in the ground on a slab.

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lj3376
Apr 26, 2010 12:53 pm
walker79
walker79
26 April 2010

Building Coral Home - Daydream 279

Building Coral Home - Daydream 279
NSW

Hey Mel, Haven't heard from you in a while. What's happening with your contract?

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walker79
Apr 26, 2010 2:26 pm
walker79


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