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jenni9546
jenni9546
26 May 2010

Site start Monday!!!! I'm sooooooooo excited!!

Site start Monday!!!! I'm sooooooooo excited!!
VIC

Mark, that's great. I look forward to following your build too. It will be interesting to see how our builders track against each other. Slightly worrying about the lack…

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jenni9546
May 26, 2010 11:33 pm
TheAlbany
TheAlbany
26 May 2010

Terms used within threads? What they all mean ...

Terms used within threads? What they all mean ...

Im just happy i know what DH is now ... it was honestly doing my head in a bit. Oh well, now i can call my wife a DW in stead of 'my wife' in my threads ... lol :z: :z: :z:

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TheAlbany
May 27, 2010 12:14 am
TheAlbany
Saville27
Saville27
27 May 2010

Land not registering for 6 mths + How have you found it all?

Land not registering for 6 mths + How have you found it all?
NSW
1, 2

Well done! Our conveyancer is useless and wouldn't be able to bargain her way out of a paper bag so of course we didn't get anything reduced :roll:

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Saville27
May 27, 2010 9:06 am
Saville27
huntclubber
huntclubber
27 May 2010

Driveway & Path

Driveway & Path
VIC

Have done few search but I didn't seem to find much useful.

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huntclubber
May 27, 2010 9:49 am
mauricito
mauricito
27 May 2010

Building with Simonds - Oxford, St Ives facade

Building with Simonds - Oxford, St Ives facade

Would love to know how you go with the doing the floors after Simonds are gone. We are builder the Simonds Cleo - but…

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mauricito
May 27, 2010 10:14 am
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Moonos21
May 27, 2010 2:28 pm
steffndaz
steffndaz
27 May 2010

ARGH!!!! Help tilers used wrong grout.. :0(

ARGH!!!! Help tilers used wrong grout.. :0(

Loretta, yes not far away :-) Yes I still havent learnt how to add pics to the forum I only know how to add to my blog which is way way behind :-0 I will update…

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steffndaz
May 27, 2010 3:29 pm
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kiwi
May 27, 2010 5:48 pm
kiwi
Rowena
Rowena
27 May 2010

Acoustic bats -vs- sound check plaster board???

Acoustic bats -vs- sound check plaster board???

Thanks so much for the information. Sounds like the best option would be to have a combination of the batts and board. We will lose sound from the cavity sliding door…

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Rowena
May 27, 2010 8:15 pm
Rowena
kek
kek
27 May 2010

Electricity bills

Electricity bills

It's standard in Vic for the builder to pay - of course, the cost will be built into the contract price. Nothing's free... I have no idea what the go is in other states,…

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kek
May 27, 2010 8:18 pm
kek
mindblower
mindblower
28 May 2010

Boag coloured roof tiles ??

Boag coloured roof tiles ??

Hi All Well ,it's too late to change, they are delivered on site. Still uneasy about this boag colour with milano brick...hmm Anyone else out there picked these ? did…

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mindblower
May 28, 2010 1:49 am
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
28 May 2010

European House Borer - Mandurah WA $4500?

European House Borer - Mandurah WA $4500?
WA

who is your builder? All of the builders I was contemplating had treated pine as standard. And that was before they knew where I was building so it wasn't an inclusion.

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Huggy_B
May 28, 2010 9:28 am
Huggy_B
starryaprilz
starryaprilz
28 May 2010

Building Process

Building Process
VIC

hi yellow, its basically what larajane said that happens... in tender they go thru ur house plans and ur selections so far... We are building with PD and are having a…

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starryaprilz
May 28, 2010 12:57 pm
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
28 May 2010

Low Key Post About Handover

Low Key Post About Handover

Hi Pix, A big congrats on finally getting handover & I wish you every happiness in your beautiful new home. Loretta xx

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JohnnyD
May 28, 2010 4:17 pm
JohnnyD
lealicious
lealicious
28 May 2010

Anybody have a picture of a surfmist garage door?

Anybody have a picture of a surfmist garage door?

Thanks very much. That is the colour I was going for. I think I will go for dark gutters to match the roof, maybe monument, but surfmist fascias to go with the garage…

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lealicious
May 28, 2010 5:06 pm

Maybe: good double good double-plus-good bad double bad double-plus-bad ????

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
carlswil
carlswil
28 May 2010

JG KING HOMES - WYNDHAM VALE VIC

JG KING HOMES - WYNDHAM VALE VIC
VIC

My partners sister built with them. It took them 18 months to actually get started on their house. I think it actually took them going to their office and making a…

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carlswil
May 28, 2010 10:15 pm
allen
allen
29 May 2010

Henley Homes

Henley Homes

building in vic

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allen
May 29, 2010 10:08 am
camelia
camelia
29 May 2010

Waterproofing question

Waterproofing question

Looks like they've fibreglassed the shower hob which is good. Did you say wet area gyprock?OK for kitchens and maybe laundry but this is not the stuff to use in the…

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camelia
May 29, 2010 12:20 pm

Extend, adding a room to an existing home

Extend, adding a room to an existing home

Hi there The price will depend on the type of construction- brick, brick veneer, timber clad etc??

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dennis restoration
May 29, 2010 3:14 pm
wallerbeach
wallerbeach
29 May 2010

Disputing neighbours planning permit

Disputing neighbours planning permit
1, 2

michaelhearvey1982 I am in a similar situation as you and in Blacktown council would you mind if I got further information about your objection.

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wallerbeach
May 29, 2010 7:04 pm
King willy
King willy
29 May 2010

Down Pipes.

Down Pipes.

Thanks borg I may put a few more in. Ive got a vally on the roof at the front door. Sso, the plans got an ugly down pipe right at my front door, not happy. I dont know if…

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King willy
May 29, 2010 8:59 pm
King willy
Dollar
Dollar
29 May 2010

Electrical extras

Electrical extras
1, 2

I have no idea what we spent but all I know is we have data network cabling throughout the entire house and we have a server cabinet (some big thing ) yet to be installed…

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Dollar
May 29, 2010 10:03 pm
vanilla tree
vanilla tree
30 May 2010

PGH Oyster Bricks - URGENT help needed

PGH Oyster Bricks - URGENT help needed

Hey Entertainer, we have selected the PGH Oyster bricks. We rang PGH at Springvale showroom and had the addresses of two houses to look at ~ from memory one was in…

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vanilla tree
May 30, 2010 1:04 am
vanilla tree
Vasan
Vasan
30 May 2010

New Home with JG King

New Home with JG King
VIC

They have't given me the site costs yet. But from the soil test that I got done privately I came to know that it is clay area and H slab is required. Nothing mentioned about rocks.

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Vasan
May 30, 2010 4:17 pm
Alexgreen
Alexgreen
30 May 2010

Build or not in Perth Hills??

Build or not in Perth Hills??
WA

Thanks a lot Sharky, very uplifting! Sorry I took a few days to respond, didn't check the website for a while... We were in Roleystone today and had an other drive around.…

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Alexgreen
May 30, 2010 9:03 pm
Alexgreen
Adam.M
Adam.M
30 May 2010

PCI tomorrow 7am..

PCI tomorrow 7am..

Chezza, How did it go?

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Adam.M
May 30, 2010 10:45 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
30 May 2010

Flooring Supply Dilemma GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

Flooring Supply Dilemma GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

First talk to the builder and do this via email. State the situation and ask for the recourse. If they write back saying "no" I would call the Building Commission or…

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Adam.M
May 30, 2010 10:49 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
30 May 2010

What are my rights?

What are my rights?

Do not under any circumstances accept the difference in price. If you asked and you still want a 2700mm door then you should get one. Watch out that they might use this to…

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Adam.M
May 30, 2010 11:04 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
30 May 2010

Insurance Certificate for new house in victoria

Insurance Certificate for new house in victoria

The bank would have already received the Building Insurance Cert you where thinking about. Carlswil could be right in saying they need your home insurance details. My…

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Adam.M
May 30, 2010 11:07 pm
borg
borg
31 May 2010

Plaster ceilings to alfresco

Plaster ceilings to alfresco
VIC

OK agreed aqua check can be used to but has some limitations.

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borg
May 31, 2010 1:04 pm
borg
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
31 May 2010

Roof support

Roof support
WA

See if he needs to span that distance from one side to the other he will need a hefty beam sitting across that open expanse. When I say hefty I mean something around…

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Nathan SteelFab
May 31, 2010 1:40 pm
Nathan SteelFab
cream
cream
31 May 2010

Building requirements - DO WINDOWS NEED TO ABLE TO OPEN??

Building requirements - DO WINDOWS NEED TO ABLE TO OPEN??

Thank you for these useful information. Thank goodness, the builder didnt go according to my specs as per the display home so it ends up that I will actually have…

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cream
May 31, 2010 1:40 pm
cream
cream
cream
31 May 2010

Exterior Colour Selections

Exterior Colour Selections

guess thats pretty personal - I prefer the light bench top to the dark one- but a dark one would look good agnst light coloured - although light brown textiles might clash…

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cream
May 31, 2010 3:16 pm
cream
reddyva
reddyva
31 May 2010

Eaves Fencing Brick Distances For a Single storey at POnds

Eaves Fencing Brick Distances For a Single storey at POnds
NSW

Guys, Need Information from guys who has their plans approved... We are building a SIngle storey house at the ponds as we have a narrow fronatge just want to check the Min…

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reddyva
May 31, 2010 5:00 pm
Kaytee
Kaytee
31 May 2010

Slimline Bricks on Facade

Slimline Bricks on Facade
VIC

If using slimline bricks on the garage facade, do you have to put them around the side for a column or two. We are not asking because of any covenant but just out of…

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Kaytee
May 31, 2010 7:09 pm
Kaytee
Sierra
Sierra
31 May 2010

Rendering

Rendering
NSW

Why is it most project homes dont like to render? The ones I have spoken with encourage you to engage a tradesperson after the house is built Is it…

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Sierra
May 31, 2010 9:42 pm
Sierra
wombat
wombat
31 May 2010

What colour/style pavers with this house

What colour/style pavers with this house

Hi We have PGH Castillo Bricks Colourbond Paperbark roof (and garage door) https://www.me.com/gallery/#100129/IMG_0127 What colour pavers…

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wombat
May 31, 2010 10:54 pm
sezza
sezza
1 June 2010

Details for Pre start - SPH

Details for Pre start - SPH
WA

just go through the forums on here to get ideas for colours. there is heaps of photos on here. good luck with all your selections

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sezza
Jun 01, 2010 1:13 am
hiker
hiker
1 June 2010

Wood heater warping sliding doors??

Wood heater warping sliding doors??

If you only heat your house with a wood heater you will find that it tends to dry the air out in the house. See the following link (since this is a US site, it refers to…

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hiker
Jun 01, 2010 11:18 am
elastic
elastic
1 June 2010

Question about Building Payment...

Question about Building Payment...

my payments plan was as follows, different builder 1K for contract, and 1% of balance on signing 4% deposit at base stage Base 10% Frame 15% Lock up 35% fix out 25% Completion 10%

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elastic
Jun 01, 2010 2:34 pm
sootymay12
sootymay12
1 June 2010

Construction Water

Construction Water

hi Brian we live in regional vic also and am in the process of building with DFH we actually purchased our tanks and set them up prior to commencement of building , if…

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sootymay12
Jun 01, 2010 3:30 pm
sootymay12
kkurni
kkurni
1 June 2010

BUILD HOUSE AT WYNDELLA ESTATE (SIMOND-FLINDERS-TYPE)

BUILD HOUSE AT WYNDELLA ESTATE (SIMOND-FLINDERS-TYPE)
VIC

Thanks.. I found one.. which is in HomesNow Design.. But I saw a lot of reviews.. it seems they are cheating on Site cost. Is that better that I just do my custom plan…

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kkurni
Jun 01, 2010 5:18 pm
Lex
Lex
1 June 2010

Termite Protection after handover ?? Options ???

Termite Protection after handover ?? Options ???

Hey gacho, I suspect that you are talking about physical termite systems (like Termimesh etc), (not chemical ones). Physical systems do need to be done in a few stages,…

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Lex
Jun 01, 2010 6:02 pm
Lex
naddis01
naddis01
1 June 2010

Help me pass Basix - Water section

Help me pass Basix - Water section

Thanks for the responses so far guys. Anyone else?

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naddis01
Jun 01, 2010 9:07 pm

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