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makoby
makoby
29 April 2010

2 colours of colourbond, what colour downpipe???

2 colours of colourbond, what colour downpipe???

yeah I thought that but there is no facade that you can put downpipes on :(

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makoby
Apr 29, 2010 9:42 pm
kek
kek
29 April 2010

Brivis Network Controller Vs Programmable Controller

Brivis Network Controller Vs Programmable Controller

We have the networker running both our heating and evap cooling. I wanted it for two reasons: 1. So that we could set heating especially to switch on and off…

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kek
Apr 29, 2010 11:02 pm
kek
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 April 2010

Meeting with Tiler ... and bathrooms in general

Meeting with Tiler ... and bathrooms in general
NSW
1, 2

screed first then waterproofing then tile, then install vanities. Otherwise the vanity will sit low and accumulate crap and water in the…

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onc_artisan
Apr 29, 2010 11:33 pm
onc_artisan
Eskay40
Eskay40
29 April 2010

Anyone Challenged a council on Site Coverage size?

Anyone Challenged a council on Site Coverage size?
VIC

Site Coverage!! That's the phrase! Thanks Jec. What are you going to do?

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Eskay40
Apr 29, 2010 11:40 pm
Eskay40
Rudy
Rudy
30 April 2010

CFL down lights are not what they seem to be apparently...

CFL down lights are not what they seem to be apparently...
1, 2

completly agree. We had most globes replaced in SE Melbourne a couple of years ago as part of the federal…

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Rudy
Apr 30, 2010 1:07 am
Rudy
jessie87
jessie87
30 April 2010

Tax on Solar Panels

Tax on Solar Panels
VIC

Thats everyones opinion, my parents are self funded retirees, but I dont think the pension is enough but getting away from that. The reason why there was outrage about…

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jessie87
Apr 30, 2010 2:42 am
micks_k
micks_k
30 April 2010

Can anyone recommend a good builder for Sutherland Shire?

Can anyone recommend a good builder for Sutherland Shire?
NSW

I wish we had contacts like you so we could go down that architect route. You should post your draft design when you get it so we can have a look over it. Maybe start a…

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micks_k
Apr 30, 2010 1:25 pm
micks_k
s_b_o_s
s_b_o_s
30 April 2010

Small home designs

Small home designs

When I say 1 1/2 story I dont mean split level. Basically pitch the roof and gabled windows like having rooms in the attic. Regards

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s_b_o_s
Apr 30, 2010 4:56 pm
Aussie_Chik
Aussie_Chik
30 April 2010

Builder won't give display house option price list

Builder won't give display house option price list
NSW
1, 2

In fairness to M I just want to add that I did a complete walk through and got a preview tender done before i even purchased a block of land. I worked with them for around…

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Aussie_Chik
Apr 30, 2010 7:00 pm
dilla
dilla
30 April 2010

Glen Lodden Homes

Glen Lodden Homes
VIC

What plan are you looking at, Anne? They have quite a few that are gorgeous, and as far as I know they are happy to change them around to suit you. Don't forget we all…

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dilla
Apr 30, 2010 9:37 pm
dilla
Akiva
Akiva
30 April 2010

Has anyone built or is building Henley Monterey Q3???

Has anyone built or is building Henley Monterey Q3???
VIC

Spa NICE! We haven’t really thought about what we want to do with the backyard?? Well regarding the colour apt we went few times before the actual apt to work out what…

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Akiva
Apr 30, 2010 10:24 pm
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
30 April 2010

Custom builder recommendations - Sorrento Victoria

Custom builder recommendations - Sorrento Victoria
VIC

MARK LEWS... i forgot about them... also do very niiiice houses.

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cenemelectrical
May 01, 2010 12:17 am
builda
builda
1 May 2010

Levels : House > Porch > Garage

Levels : House > Porch > Garage

Depending on the slope on your land I have seen plenty with garage and driveway higher than the house. One course of brickwork is 86mm so your 63mm is a bit under but…

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builda
May 01, 2010 1:58 am
builda
jessie87
jessie87
1 May 2010

Can you help me name my house

Can you help me name my house
NSW
1, 2

I love Serenity and kexkez suggestion Valley Views

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jessie87
May 01, 2010 2:14 am
issy jo
issy jo
1 May 2010

Curtain maker SA

Curtain maker SA
SA

Hi Jessie, I have just PM'd you her details. If anyone else wants her number just let me know. I have known her ever since I can remember and she is extremely good at what…

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issy jo
May 01, 2010 1:28 pm
issy jo

Building a House with DFH in Echuca

Building a House with DFH in Echuca
VIC

Hi Dr Shenai It certainly sounds like you've had a bumpy start. Please don't lose heart. Building a home is one the most emotional experiences your likely to go through.…

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The Little Misses
May 01, 2010 7:51 pm
The Little Misses
huntclubber
huntclubber
1 May 2010

Hunt Club Covenants

Hunt Club Covenants
VIC

Thank you for the info. Yes, you are correct about Smart wiring. We've got no choice but to go with Telstra which will cost us a fortune.

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huntclubber
May 01, 2010 7:58 pm
wondering
wondering
1 May 2010

Keeping track of costs

Keeping track of costs

Excel spreadsheet. I didn't use it for the inclusions/changes we made as our builder supplied us with updates all the time. I did create one before we went for colour…

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wondering
May 01, 2010 8:37 pm
VijayGaba
VijayGaba
1 May 2010

Water sun home builder in Victoria

Water sun home builder in Victoria
VIC

Hi, I am building through Watersun Homes. My Slab went down yesterday. Until my experience with them is wonderful. Where are you building? Have you sign the contract?…

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VijayGaba
May 01, 2010 9:19 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
1 May 2010

How much would an electrician cost? Per hour?

How much would an electrician cost? Per hour?

He'd probably do it for whatever the materials cost him (conduit, cabling, connectors etc), a case of beer and a barbie dinner, gotta love the beer economy

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joannapaulp
May 01, 2010 9:52 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 May 2010

garage door and louvre windows

garage door and louvre windows

Sorry, I have no idea other than having the same company finish both items. There…

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ECOECO
May 01, 2010 9:54 pm
ECOECO
Rowena
Rowena
1 May 2010

PD - how long did it take to start building?

PD - how long did it take to start building?
VIC

Don't get me started. :x Our land settled May 2009. We chose a builder July 2009. We still haven't started...maybe this month? :th: We have been paying the mortgage on the…

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Rowena
May 02, 2010 12:34 am
Rowena
Stormy
Stormy
2 May 2010

REDISHADES - ANY GOOD + AND -

REDISHADES - ANY GOOD + AND -

I've had the majority of Redi Shades on my windows for 7 months. I have ordered the plantations to replace them, but they could take another 8 weeks to be installed! I…

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Stormy
May 02, 2010 10:22 am
Stormy
grom40
grom40
2 May 2010

How long between excavation and slab?

How long between excavation and slab?

Hi Kridge, Welcome to the forums. My site was excavated on the 21st of April, pipes were done yesterday and I'm told the slab will be done by this coming Friday at the…

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grom40
May 02, 2010 8:06 pm
grom40
Deemaree
Deemaree
2 May 2010

Building in/near Warrnambool?

Building in/near Warrnambool?
VIC

It will feel like that for a while! Friends of ours are currently building with that Builder in the Grange Estate at the moment-once they started things have been moving…

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Deemaree
May 02, 2010 8:09 pm
Deemaree
buildingwest
buildingwest
2 May 2010

What to compare when looking at builders pricing...

What to compare when looking at builders pricing...

Hi, I have also been looking around at prices of builds and in the end I also decided to go with NB due to inclusions offered. What I did was to choose a few designs from…

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buildingwest
May 02, 2010 10:05 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
3 May 2010

Surveryors Pegs

Surveryors Pegs
1, 2

Cheers - thanks for the tip!

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Lunchtime
May 03, 2010 12:51 pm
somewoman
somewoman
3 May 2010

Seeking assistance with HIA contract South Australia

Seeking assistance with HIA contract South Australia
SA

Just in case anyone has missed this from my build thread, I'm seeking any insight that anyone can offer with regards to the HIA contract meaning of "Second Fix" In our…

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somewoman
May 03, 2010 1:38 pm
somewoman
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
3 May 2010

Garage Extension or Side Access?

Garage Extension or Side Access?

Go for the garage extension & put a rollerdoor to it. With 2m width extension you can easily use it as a 3rd parking spot. I would gladly pay $7k in return to getting a…

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rocketleaves
May 03, 2010 4:46 pm
Pipe
Pipe
3 May 2010

sizes of fridge and microwave spaces

sizes of fridge and microwave spaces

as well as required space beside them so you don't cook the motors and you can do that at anytime of day or…

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Pipe
May 03, 2010 5:54 pm
ibb09
ibb09
3 May 2010

Broker's agreement... can I cancel?

Broker's agreement... can I cancel?

Ed, thank you for your comments. My gut feeling is that I am not obliged in any way or manner to pay them anything. As for the plans they have drawn, I don't really want…

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ibb09
May 03, 2010 6:19 pm
trudy
trudy
3 May 2010

Building Monterey Q1

Building Monterey Q1

Hey Kelly, Your idea sounds brilliant. I've just looked up the options and have noticed that yes, it is definitely possible for the Q1 plan. I would much rather prefer…

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trudy
May 03, 2010 9:11 pm
Gildea
Gildea
3 May 2010

Time frame from PCI to Handover

Time frame from PCI to Handover

Now the 03/05, one more thing fixed on our list.... *sigh* SS said possibly settlement on the 07/05... Every week it just seems to get pushed back, I've really just had…

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Gildea
May 03, 2010 10:19 pm
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
3 May 2010

Site Cost @ Esperance

Site Cost @ Esperance
VIC

oops... sorry... Esperance in Point Cook, next to Sanctuary Lake :)

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hysterical1144
May 03, 2010 10:30 pm
wombat
wombat
3 May 2010

HIA building contract - Finish date deadline

HIA building contract - Finish date deadline

Our standard contract states: 11.2 The work must reach practical completion by the finish date. 11.4 If the finish date is not given on page 1,…

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wombat
May 03, 2010 10:58 pm
builda
builda
3 May 2010

LAND TITLES - GREENGULLY ESTATE SOUTH MORANG

LAND TITLES - GREENGULLY ESTATE SOUTH MORANG
VIC

So, it is the relevant authorities whose bureacracy is holding it up...there is sooooo much red tape these days that it is ridiculous. Just the same, developers should…

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builda
May 03, 2010 11:46 pm
builda
JJ305
JJ305
4 May 2010

Tradies smoking inside the house!!

Tradies smoking inside the house!!

We went to the house last night and the painters have cleaned up their mess including the butts. But we still mentioned this to the SS as they are due to come back to…

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JJ305
May 04, 2010 12:06 pm
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
4 May 2010

Delete "PROVISIONAL SUM" component - raised as variation?

Delete "PROVISIONAL SUM" component - raised as variation?

That's exactly my thoughts too. I've not signed the PCV form but sent a mail asking how and why this PCV came about. I have not heard back yet. I suspect builder is…

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rocketleaves
May 04, 2010 1:28 pm
sezza
sezza
4 May 2010

Solver Parchment or smokey pearl? ANy pictures?

Solver Parchment or smokey pearl? ANy pictures?

we had smoke pearl in our old house on all the internal walls.. loved it!!! prob gunna do it again for our new house.

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sezza
May 04, 2010 9:17 pm
kek
kek
4 May 2010

Defect list and getting things fixed...

Defect list and getting things fixed...

It sounds pretty normal. :roll: Our three month maintenance work was mostly done at about the eight-month mark. Our twelve month maintenance has just been done, and it's now…

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kek
May 04, 2010 9:34 pm
kek
bellabelinda
bellabelinda
4 May 2010

house pics of PGH Aubergine

house pics of PGH Aubergine

Has anyone built using PGH Aubergine bricks... really need some…

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bellabelinda
May 04, 2010 9:51 pm
mandy74
mandy74
4 May 2010

Building our new home

Building our new home
SA

Hi everyone, Thankyou so much...I have been reading a few of the many pages of blogs and it has been fantastic so see some gorgeous photos and to hear of the journeys..…

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mandy74
May 05, 2010 12:34 am
phoenixrain
phoenixrain
5 May 2010

Built with Commodore Home - 6 months on...

Built with Commodore Home - 6 months on...
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

You've done well, the house looks great and the overhead cupboards look awesome! I love a bargain hehe. We're doing ours after handover too. And eBay is too addictive lol.

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phoenixrain
May 05, 2010 4:51 am
phoenixrain
kexkez
kexkez
5 May 2010

Double brick home, when do the sparkies and plumbers come?

Double brick home, when do the sparkies and plumbers come?

plate height is what it is called when the brickwork finishes. It's the point where the first lot of the roofing timber is laid on top of the bricks.

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kexkez
May 05, 2010 9:05 am
kexkez
nikkit
nikkit
5 May 2010

Help - Kurrajong bricks unavailable - similar bricks anyone?

Help - Kurrajong bricks unavailable - similar bricks anyone?

Rowena- Dont worry too much- It is just because we need the bricks now. There is no date yet on when they will be ready, but based on the waiting time of the other…

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nikkit
May 05, 2010 11:06 am
melliangmian
melliangmian
5 May 2010

Help, I am confused about the brick color

Help, I am confused about the brick color

Hi, Have you seen these threads? viewtopic.php?f=6&t=25849 viewtopic.php?f=31&t=25846 Also, have you asked Austral to give you address of homes…

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melliangmian
May 05, 2010 11:10 am
gumboots
gumboots
5 May 2010

Our Foxley 29 is due to be finished end of May

Our Foxley 29 is due to be finished end of May
VIC

Make sure they book in for your appliances/HWS/heating to be installed at PCI, not at handover - there is a 5 business day lead time on organising the tradies - which…

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gumboots
May 05, 2010 11:18 am

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J-Pedrick
May 05, 2010 12:45 pm
Eskay40
Eskay40
5 May 2010

Building in Melb !!

Building in Melb !!
VIC

Hi Seals, A couple of years back we did a large bulk deal with Retravision and they took heaps off - probably about 35-40%. Even off their sale items. If you go the…

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Eskay40
May 05, 2010 1:26 pm
Eskay40
Casa2
Casa2
5 May 2010

Were you allowed onsite with your builder

Were you allowed onsite with your builder
NSW

I'm allowed to visit my site anytime and alone.

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Casa2
May 05, 2010 2:13 pm


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