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Frogger
Frogger
14 May 2010

Pictures of My Tile Selections --Let me know what you think?

Pictures of My Tile Selections --Let me know what you think?
VIC
1, 2

Hey Frogger feels so good that you liked my selections, i Loveeeeeeeeeee Purple, i have choosen dulux purple Empire as my feature wall color in my…

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Frogger
May 14, 2010 6:33 pm
vanilla tree
vanilla tree
14 May 2010

council - merit application vs residential code application

council - merit application vs residential code application

Hey carlswill, ~ sorry can't help you with this ~ but the people who know will probably want to know what state you are in? I haven't heard of a "merit application" in…

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vanilla tree
May 14, 2010 7:31 pm
vanilla tree
Aussie_Chik
Aussie_Chik
14 May 2010

Austral Bricks - Whitsunday Carlisle

Austral Bricks - Whitsunday Carlisle

Hi All Anyone out there building with this brick? Would love to hear your comments and see any pics you might be able to upload. Thanks in advance Aussie_Chik

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Aussie_Chik
May 14, 2010 10:17 pm
meatpie
meatpie
14 May 2010

Surfmist window frame dilemma...

Surfmist window frame dilemma...

Hi mp, I've sent you a pic where you can see them together :D BTW, I would love to have "illusive white"…

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meatpie
May 14, 2010 11:30 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
15 May 2010

Plank embedded in slab and drainage pipe for evap cooling

Plank embedded in slab and drainage pipe for evap cooling

Well they made enough mess and didn't bother to clean it up. you will know soon enough if the bottom section of the board is there because the new section will pop out in…

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onc_artisan
May 15, 2010 1:06 am
onc_artisan
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
15 May 2010

Would you accept a garage floor looking a bit discoloured?

Would you accept a garage floor looking a bit discoloured?

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions to paint it. I might consider painting it...if I have enough energy to do that after doing my feature walls ::smile::

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rocketleaves
May 15, 2010 12:00 pm
hare1
hare1
15 May 2010

Practical Completion & HAndover

Practical Completion & HAndover
NSW

Hi Cherie Congrats on having your place almost complete, it must be very exciting for you. We had our practical completion inspection yesterday and it is wonderful to see…

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hare1
May 15, 2010 5:31 pm
hare1
Paul12
Paul12
16 May 2010

Levelling of SLAB (Variance) - Acceptable Standard?

Levelling of SLAB (Variance) - Acceptable Standard?

Hello All, Did anyone have any issues with the level of their SLAB? we will be putting floating timber laminate throughout the house. The flooring people have told me…

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Paul12
May 16, 2010 6:00 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
16 May 2010

Doreen/Mernda area - Telstra phone line

Doreen/Mernda area - Telstra phone line

That would be great! We drove past your house last weekend. The garden is looking amazing. It looks like its been there for…

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CiNnY
May 16, 2010 9:09 pm
OneShow
OneShow
16 May 2010

Tiger Tails - How much did you pay?

Tiger Tails - How much did you pay?

Hi All, We are in a particular energy provider's area where only this providers approved technicians can install tiger tails (rubber tubing that goes over the electricity…

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OneShow
May 16, 2010 10:40 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
16 May 2010

boundry to boundry

boundry to boundry

its a tough situation, maybe your going to have to up your offer. Offering $1k for rental of the side of their yard for a week would be very hard to say no too. And in…

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Lunchtime
May 16, 2010 10:45 pm
OneShow
OneShow
16 May 2010

Tiger Tails

Tiger Tails

Hi themax, What area did you build in? I am planning on fighting our current energy supplier and their monopoly - only one installer for a very large area of Sydney. He…

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OneShow
May 16, 2010 11:09 pm
Izzehz
Izzehz
17 May 2010

Our first home - Built by East West Homes/ Healy Homes

Our first home - Built by East West Homes/ Healy Homes
VIC

All thanks to the bank. They fast tracked the process for the final payment - what normally takes 2 days, they got done in half a day for us. For once the…

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Izzehz
May 17, 2010 9:02 am
Greenhaven
Greenhaven
17 May 2010

Hallmark Homes - East Brisbane

Hallmark Homes - East Brisbane
QLD

Thanks everyone. Northbound, we do love the Hallmark built homes. They are built really well, the design just works and they are great value. We basically are getting a…

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Greenhaven
May 17, 2010 9:53 am
Greenhaven
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michaelharvey1982
May 17, 2010 12:37 pm
Carly
Carly
17 May 2010

Keysborough - Settlement

Keysborough - Settlement
VIC

Did anyone have any issues with their banks not coming up with the money within the 14 day requirement for settlement????? Stressed to the max at the moment! ::frown::

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Carly
May 17, 2010 9:39 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
17 May 2010

rural building company

rural building company

Hi msbyme,sorry to have hijacked your post :D

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kerry-ann
May 17, 2010 10:37 pm
kelyeah
kelyeah
17 May 2010

Fence payment legality / morality....??

Fence payment legality / morality....??

That's not right for SA for new housing estates. If your in an estate where your neighbor erected the original fence then he/she can legally request half the costs from…

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kelyeah
May 17, 2010 11:08 pm
Lex
Lex
18 May 2010

Plans for Stormwater and Sewer

Plans for Stormwater and Sewer
NSW
1, 2

Hey, thanks Lee75! You must be building with a high end builder then?? Which state are you in? Getting a thick folder so early on and even before the Contract is signed…

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Lex
May 18, 2010 9:47 am
Lex
Dollar
Dollar
18 May 2010

Down Lights In Building Contract Yes or No?

Down Lights In Building Contract Yes or No?
NSW

We had only 4 down-lights as per the contract however when we brought our lights we brought some down-lights/transformer things and labeled where we wanted them to go. The…

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Dollar
May 18, 2010 3:37 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
18 May 2010

Ensuite Door

Ensuite Door
VIC

Yep $184.. although we are building the Lisbon 22 and we decided there wasn't much room in the bathroom to begin with so we have kept it open with no door.

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Victoria_g06
May 18, 2010 7:05 pm
Victoria_g06
allycawthorn
allycawthorn
18 May 2010

Building with Ventura Homes - exposed aggregate driveway??

Building with Ventura Homes - exposed aggregate driveway??
WA

OK - not quite....thought it would just be a link. Oh well - you get the idea. :D

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allycawthorn
May 18, 2010 7:29 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
18 May 2010

Building Rossdale Homes "Houghton" - Adelaide

Building Rossdale Homes "Houghton" - Adelaide
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

FANTASTIC - great montage of the beginning to the finish line :z: :z: . We are still waiting for our benchtops which is holding up the last thing....plumbing fix. But we will…

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bluesteel
May 18, 2010 11:28 pm
bluesteel
Johno
Johno
18 May 2010

Anyone building HARTLEY with classic facade

Anyone building HARTLEY with classic facade
VIC

Hi there, I am currently building the Hartley but the older style as i signed contracts in sep last year to lock my FHBG. We picked the Villa facade, where abouts are you…

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Johno
May 18, 2010 11:43 pm
Johno
Johno
18 May 2010

Building with DFH (Hartley 321) at Hunt Club (stage 64)

Building with DFH (Hartley 321) at Hunt Club (stage 64)
VIC

Nisha did you a sign fast track contract with DFH's because your land hasn't titled yet?

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Johno
May 18, 2010 11:47 pm
camelia
camelia
19 May 2010

Flooring Particle Boards Exposure to Weather

Flooring Particle Boards Exposure to Weather
NSW
1, 2

The building industry, oftentimes it seems...is a "law unto itself"

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camelia
May 19, 2010 1:49 am
Dr Shenai
Dr Shenai
19 May 2010

house plan and land pics DFH

house plan and land pics DFH
VIC

thanks guys. we have just finished with the frame stage and the roof is supposed to go up this week.The sad,yet good thing is we are in the US for a vacation at the…

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Dr Shenai
May 19, 2010 9:34 am
kellypage
kellypage
19 May 2010

Anyone building a Reward Home?

Anyone building a Reward Home?
NSW

I'm building the Brielle at The Ponds. Land cleared last week, pipes in awaiting the slab. How long does a 24 square home 'really' take to build? Kelly

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kellypage
May 19, 2010 11:42 am
Pugs
Pugs
19 May 2010

HELP with phone trench

HELP with phone trench
1, 2, 3, 4

Also, if I want a separate line - can I utilise one phone point (kitchen) for personal, the other point (studio) for business without having…

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Pugs
May 19, 2010 2:23 pm
Pugs
thlo
thlo
19 May 2010

Sydney's equivalent of Kevin - Where Art Thou?

Sydney's equivalent of Kevin - Where Art Thou?
NSW

I met him yesterday for the first time and I think that's what he said but I may be wrong. He is a nice guy.

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thlo
May 19, 2010 2:42 pm
thlo
btherl
btherl
19 May 2010

Burnt out knots in studs and noggins

Burnt out knots in studs and noggins
NSW

My frame inspector said it all depends on the load that the wood is bearing, and also what type of wood. He wasn't worried about knots in the stronger wood used for…

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btherl
May 19, 2010 3:05 pm
btherl
Qiao Ru
Qiao Ru
19 May 2010

Home being built by Homebuyers Centre

Home being built by Homebuyers Centre
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

My CL and Site Manager are very understanding. Was informed that the rental place I'm in will be demolished by 1 July. Based on the 9 weeks lockup that was previously…

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Qiao Ru
May 19, 2010 4:53 pm
jensational
jensational
19 May 2010

Building in Bluestone Green

Building in Bluestone Green
VIC
1, 2

Hi everyone, I have created a facebook group for anyone who is building (or waiting to build) in Bluestone Wyndham Vale. http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php ...…

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jensational
May 19, 2010 8:35 pm
jensational
jensational
jensational
19 May 2010

Bluestone Green - Stage 15

Bluestone Green - Stage 15
VIC

Hi everyone, I have created a facebook group for anyone who is building (or waiting to build) in Bluestone Wyndham Vale. http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php ...…

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jensational
May 19, 2010 8:37 pm
jensational
Deemaree
Deemaree
19 May 2010

Newbies!

Newbies!

Thanks for the warm welcome folks and the great advice, I'll try not to worry too much before there's something to worry about! On a another…

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Deemaree
May 19, 2010 9:45 pm
Deemaree
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
20 May 2010

Demolish and Rebuild - First Steps - please help

Demolish and Rebuild - First Steps - please help
VIC

Hi cheezo looks like you have a few options to consider. Another options is with your own design is have a concept floor plan done with full dimensions without the…

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nathanbudde
May 20, 2010 1:20 am
nathanbudde
King willy
King willy
20 May 2010

FRAME ISSUE!

FRAME ISSUE!

The F stands for face graded. So as I was told its not computer graded. I think they are similar but MGP10 is the most common. MGP12 is even stronger, but I have not…

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King willy
May 20, 2010 2:53 am
King willy
chippy
chippy
20 May 2010

Elevation and shadow cast drawing - please explain!

Elevation and shadow cast drawing - please explain!
NSW

Elevations are always required, they are an essential part of the working drawings and are required by council to get your building licence. The overshadow detail is…

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chippy
May 20, 2010 10:28 am
chippy
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
20 May 2010

Contract Says "All weather access" has anyone got charged?

Contract Says "All weather access" has anyone got charged?

That's a bit rich being able to charge you for providing the access which is just a few tonne of broken up concrete and bricks. Are you on a battle-axe block by any chance?

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KnockItDown
May 20, 2010 11:32 am
KnockItDown
saemiseon
saemiseon
20 May 2010

1950s house *picture* renovate to sell, up to what extent?

1950s house *picture* renovate to sell, up to what extent?

Thanks all of yous. that's great. What concerns me though is house itself is quite small. total living size 90sqm2 whereas total land size is 500sqm2. so if anyone is…

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saemiseon
May 20, 2010 3:36 pm
skywalker
skywalker
20 May 2010

Building with red ink homes perth- New to Building

Building with red ink homes perth- New to Building
WA

Make sure you ask about the payment schedule and when the first payment is due.......

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skywalker
May 20, 2010 4:09 pm
me,he&little she
me,he&little she
20 May 2010

painted eaves? - UPDATE

painted eaves? - UPDATE

Thats great to hear. Nice when it all comes in to place! :z:

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me,he&little she
May 20, 2010 6:39 pm
me,he&little she
jonesby
jonesby
20 May 2010

calf skin colour

calf skin colour

We're having calf skin with surfmist roof and garage door. I'm interested in seeing how it looks too!

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jonesby
May 20, 2010 8:26 pm
Sierra
Sierra
20 May 2010

Pump for piers??? What is this?

Pump for piers??? What is this?

You will find that the builder requires another concrete pump for the piers as these are done a number of days before your slab is poured. The pump you have already paid…

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Sierra
May 20, 2010 11:24 pm
Sierra
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BuildlingPerth
May 20, 2010 11:56 pm
BuildlingPerth
Jayneylou
Jayneylou
21 May 2010

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION.......

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION.......

I've fallen victim to the water meter in a dumb location trick - right in the middle of my front door. I haven't yet seen it, but my spy tells me it's going to have to be…

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Jayneylou
May 21, 2010 9:25 am

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