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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 10:36 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 10:37 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 11:01 am
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 3:33 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 5:35 pm
Dove
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kexkez
Jul 28, 2010 7:21 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 8:45 pm
carlswil
carlswil
29 July 2010

Owners Allowed on building site???

Owners Allowed on building site???
1, 2

We received our letter saying we'd been released to construction. In that, it says that we are encouraged to go and inspect the site frequently.

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carlswil
Jul 29, 2010 9:44 am
jacko8317
jacko8317
29 July 2010

building inspectors

building inspectors
NSW

Hi everyone, just started building with Mcdonald Jones Homes,just finished slab stage, has anyone used there own building inspector on the Central Coast as i think that…

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jacko8317
Jul 29, 2010 10:17 am
janenguyen
janenguyen
29 July 2010

What did you do around you house? Did you concrete?

What did you do around you house? Did you concrete?

Thanks for everyones input. l think we'll end up having concrete and then doing a pebble pathway next to it.

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janenguyen
Jul 29, 2010 6:26 pm
bon
bon
29 July 2010

Beach House MJH

Beach House MJH
NSW

Hi and welcome upo I'm building with MJH but not the beach house. If you post this question in the MJH thread you might get a better response. As a rough guide (and…

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bon
Jul 29, 2010 6:58 pm
OwnHome
OwnHome
29 July 2010

BUILDING IN PERTH

BUILDING IN PERTH
WA

Way to go Bagheera......lets do it ... Moving Services in Perth - http://www.affordabledeliveryservices.net/ - A v happy man.

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OwnHome
Jul 29, 2010 7:02 pm
janenguyen
janenguyen
29 July 2010

has anyone used decorwood for decking? Timber look-a-like

has anyone used decorwood for decking? Timber look-a-like

Hi everyone l was hoping to get some info. We are planning on building a deck in the alfresco but we really wanted something that was maintenance free. l came across this…

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janenguyen
Jul 29, 2010 7:02 pm
Pugs
Pugs
29 July 2010

any electricians out there? Question???

any electricians out there? Question???

only real problem is if you don't want them swinging aroun din the wind.... hence my most out door lights are fixed to the roof/ walls...

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Pugs
Jul 29, 2010 8:46 pm
Pugs
pman
pman
29 July 2010

Landscape Plans in Kalina/The Ponds

Landscape Plans in Kalina/The Ponds
NSW

Thanks danana for this info. We got the Guidelines book but it shows only very few plants and says Recommended plants, so would think these are not compulsory and there…

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pman
Jul 29, 2010 9:17 pm
Twiggy
Twiggy
30 July 2010

PD Hayman 34-Mia's Folly 'Yes, I'm Back'

PD Hayman 34-Mia's Folly 'Yes, I'm Back'
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hahaha fantastic :) I do have on good word that Sir Tony was conscripted by Captain Lightyear to aid in construction of a certain Casa...

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Twiggy
Jul 30, 2010 5:33 am
Twiggy
mummamichelle
mummamichelle
30 July 2010

Plantation Homes QLD- Handover Date!!!

Plantation Homes QLD- Handover Date!!!
QLD
1, 2

Shelby!! You should be in by now!! Time for some piccies or your beautiful new home!! Can't wait to see it!!

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mummamichelle
Jul 30, 2010 8:35 am
carlswil
carlswil
30 July 2010

Paying to have plans prepared before approval of loan?

Paying to have plans prepared before approval of loan?
NSW

We got pre-approved so we knew a rough amount of what we could spend, and sent through the masterplans and engineers reports as they became available. Once the bank had…

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carlswil
Jul 30, 2010 11:14 am
riverton30
riverton30
30 July 2010

Allowance for wet days...what does this mean?

Allowance for wet days...what does this mean?

I see.. thanks for the clarification :D Geez I hope we get in before xmas!!

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riverton30
Jul 30, 2010 12:35 pm
crikey!
crikey!
30 July 2010

Understated Provisional Sums

Understated Provisional Sums
WA

we chose a reputable builder and paid the extra dollars so we didn't have the "hidden costs" and were told (by the lousy sales guy) that they were a company that gave…

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crikey!
Jul 30, 2010 1:56 pm
~Nic~
~Nic~
30 July 2010

Does anyone know when the Xmas shutdown starts this year?

Does anyone know when the Xmas shutdown starts this year?
NSW

Thanks for the replies... for some reason I thought there was a standard date that most builders packed it in for Christmas. I will check with our site supervisor next…

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~Nic~
Jul 30, 2010 7:52 pm
~Nic~
elastic
elastic
30 July 2010

What is included as part of the "Fix Out" stage

What is included as part of the "Fix Out" stage
NSW

yes the kitchen should be installed. i think my laundery is missing from mine but i still paid it as i was told it was booked in for x day

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elastic
Jul 30, 2010 9:03 pm
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
30 July 2010

Looking for a tile in the Newcastle/Hunter region

Looking for a tile in the Newcastle/Hunter region
NSW

Ikon, I was wrong about the distance to the local supplier. They are near Campbelltown in Sydney, so more than 80 minutes drive. :lol: Yes, we may decide to do a weekend…

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Pete_n_Pet
Jul 30, 2010 10:14 pm
btherl
btherl
30 July 2010

How much is your builder charging for extra data points?

How much is your builder charging for extra data points?

Mine is charging $438 for 3 x cat 6 data points. cat 5 was a little cheaper. So that means 3 data points in seperate rooms and a single termination point in the broom cupboard.

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btherl
Jul 30, 2010 10:36 pm
btherl
Pipe
Pipe
31 July 2010

Help, who pays for damaged water meter

Help, who pays for damaged water meter
VIC

Our water meter was broken by one of the builders workers when they were doing the foundations. We never got a bill for it so assume that the builder ended up paying for…

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Pipe
Jul 31, 2010 9:51 am
cjay
cjay
31 July 2010

Building with Burbank

Building with Burbank
VIC

Agree that you should wait until after handover you will save$$$$

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cjay
Jul 31, 2010 1:25 pm
mark299
mark299
31 July 2010

Roof Covered to Lockup to PCI

Roof Covered to Lockup to PCI
WA

Just an guesstimate, but roof tiles until lock up was around two to three weeks from what I remember. We've been locked up now for two…

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mark299
Jul 31, 2010 4:29 pm
Thalian72
Thalian72
31 July 2010

Anyone use an architect to design their home?

Anyone use an architect to design their home?
WA

Hi Katie, Using an architect to design your home will most likely be way over your budget (can easily be between $10.000 to $20.000). There are however a few other…

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Thalian72
Jul 31, 2010 5:06 pm
Dove
Dove
31 July 2010

uh oh, is the slab in right position?

uh oh, is the slab in right position?
VIC

Have a look at the problems the people below have. Best wishes. "Our build with JG King"

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Dove
Jul 31, 2010 6:15 pm
Dove
Desmondp
Desmondp
31 July 2010

Using Austral Elements Zinc Bricks...

Using Austral Elements Zinc Bricks...
VIC

Definitely mate, but not sure if a whole house might be a bit much. Would have to be very careful with the other colours you have on the exterior

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Desmondp
Jul 31, 2010 8:18 pm

Hi All, Below is a current shot of the exterior of our new…

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benlove
Jul 31, 2010 8:49 pm
Lex
Lex
31 July 2010

Type of Electricity meter

Type of Electricity meter
NSW

Google stumbled upon this li'l link http://www.homeone.com.au/nsw/sydney/utility :lol: :lol: Wouldn't find it ... ever! But this one is a keeper …

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Lex
Jul 31, 2010 10:49 pm
Lex
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
1 August 2010

JG King Home

JG King Home
VIC

Welcome to the forum. Good luck with your build. There is a search function you can use (up the top) that will help you find threads that are relevant. As with all…

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upsydaisy
Aug 01, 2010 7:12 am
upsydaisy
Sierra
Sierra
1 August 2010

Home Rendering Prices and recommendations

Home Rendering Prices and recommendations
NSW

Cant give advice about render companies in Sydney but we have just had our front done @ less than 50% of builders quote. We got 3 quotes and there was a variance of about…

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Sierra
Aug 01, 2010 3:22 pm
Sierra
buildinganewhome
buildinganewhome
2 August 2010

Crossover issues- Who is responsible?

Crossover issues- Who is responsible?

Spoke to council this morning and the SS and council has requested the crossover to be safe. the Builder is meant to be organising a wooden cross over and council will…

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buildinganewhome
Aug 02, 2010 11:39 am
Stormy
Stormy
2 August 2010

How many ducted heating points for a smallish home?

How many ducted heating points for a smallish home?

Drawing on my own experiences with the 3 in 1's, they are 'generally' put in the middle of the room (so the light is evenly distributed and the heat is on whlie you…

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Stormy
Aug 02, 2010 1:29 pm
Stormy
mav999
mav999
2 August 2010

our AVJ BUILD

our AVJ BUILD
NSW

hey Kt, yeah we are getting pretty close, about 3-4 weeks, this is christmas for me i definitley will not hijack your thread but will put some pics up some business end…

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mav999
Aug 02, 2010 5:15 pm
julito
julito
2 August 2010

3D Homes - Entertainer

3D Homes - Entertainer
VIC

After almost 9 months since we signed the contract. I'd be mad to recommend this company to anyone. If you want to know more detail, PM me.

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julito
Aug 02, 2010 8:44 pm
BCJ
BCJ
2 August 2010

When do you start paying for your house?

When do you start paying for your house?
WA

Sorry, by saying "submit an offer' I meant more so submit an offer to by the land, as in "You want $200k? Well I offer you $200k for it.." But yeah, I see what you're…

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BCJ
Aug 02, 2010 9:51 pm
BCJ
lawson
lawson
3 August 2010

Waverley Homes

Waverley Homes
VIC

Cheers, so far so good. We have had soil tests done and are waiting on pre-app to get everything else going. Can't wait! ::smile::

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lawson
Aug 03, 2010 10:03 am
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punter_x
Aug 03, 2010 12:26 pm
micks_k
micks_k
3 August 2010

Retaining wall required - Cost to expect?

Retaining wall required - Cost to expect?
QLD

We were quoted by landscaper $140/sqm for laying + we payed extra $140/sqm for our block (ECS bolderstone). Depending on the block you choose you may be looking around…

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micks_k
Aug 03, 2010 1:07 pm
micks_k
jessie87
jessie87
3 August 2010

3 phase Etsa SA

3 phase Etsa SA
SA

Okies, guess I will be paying it then

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jessie87
Aug 03, 2010 1:46 pm
btherl
btherl
3 August 2010

Things your builder thought you wouldn't see.

Things your builder thought you wouldn't see.
VIC

The plumbers suggested that we remove the temperature limiting valve and the flow rate control valve where the water enters out property. I'm…

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btherl
Aug 03, 2010 2:53 pm
btherl
uncle tonksy
uncle tonksy
3 August 2010

Exposed aggregate drive way - Perth - Help

Exposed aggregate drive way - Perth - Help
WA

Hi guys and girls, Can anyone suggest a good company to do exposed aggregate drive ways in Perth? Preferably someone that you have dealt with personally. Any info would…

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uncle tonksy
Aug 03, 2010 7:52 pm
uncle tonksy
Lee75
Lee75
3 August 2010

Retaining, Paving and Stormwater - Southern Adelaide

Retaining, Paving and Stormwater - Southern Adelaide
SA

Wow Netadelle thanks for that, they were very close in price to another one that quoted for us but the other one took so long to quote, it worries me how long they would…

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Lee75
Aug 03, 2010 8:56 pm
kavother
kavother
3 August 2010

Window Winder colour!!!

Window Winder colour!!!
VIC

Are they A&L windows? When we did our colour selection they informed us the winders only came in black or white so we selected white same as the sills. About six weeks…

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kavother
Aug 03, 2010 9:28 pm
rhoff
rhoff
3 August 2010

Does anyone have a Grange Panel Lift garage door????

Does anyone have a Grange Panel Lift garage door????

Brilliant!!!! Thankyou so much, this has put my mind at ease once again. Your photos were exactly what I was after. Thankyou once again

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rhoff
Aug 03, 2010 9:50 pm


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