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Lex
Lex
13 April 2010

Prewire lighting first or do it after house built?

Prewire lighting first or do it after house built?
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Thanks Bagheera. I didn't think that there was anything odd or badly done or planned in the first place (with our extra lights), but when I saw this thread with people…

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Lex
Apr 13, 2010 2:08 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
13 April 2010

How to Delete this Problem - Vol. 2

How to Delete this Problem - Vol. 2
NSW

Also see http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=32313&start=0 (seems to be Vic)

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Lex
Apr 13, 2010 3:05 pm
Lex
~Nic~
~Nic~
13 April 2010

Strange offer to bypass council? - blacktown/theponds

Strange offer to bypass council? - blacktown/theponds
NSW

Council shouldn't take that long. 3 in our street all approved in under 14 calendar days. :shock: Not fair! Our council have estimated any…

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~Nic~
Apr 13, 2010 3:47 pm
~Nic~
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
13 April 2010

poll; what do you think will match with red homestead bricks

poll; what do you think will match with red homestead bricks

Hi Mohamed, Im with grom i think "paperbark" would look quiet good to lighten it up a bit. You mentioned your roof is black what about your windows and front door? If…

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nathanbudde
Apr 13, 2010 6:41 pm
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
13 April 2010

Advise on Slab

Advise on Slab

Interesting.... Are the close up pics where the concrete has broken away in the Garage area? Its not the best job but you will probably not end up seeing it once the frame…

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nathanbudde
Apr 13, 2010 9:30 pm
nathanbudde
andy
andy
13 April 2010

Is it your right to speak to your SS???

Is it your right to speak to your SS???
1, 2

its absolutely ridculous ,is this company based here or in afganistan.If they dont want to return your calls or have basic customer service ,try consumer affairs or HIA…

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andy
Apr 13, 2010 9:58 pm
qksilver_21
qksilver_21
13 April 2010

Bushifire Levy whilst building a new home

Bushifire Levy whilst building a new home
VIC

thanks for ur help guys, its been awesome! im gunna ring burbank tomorow and ask for a statment with all the things they are guna include with our $4000! our house is…

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qksilver_21
Apr 13, 2010 10:19 pm
mrslin
mrslin
13 April 2010

building with plunkit perth

building with plunkit perth
WA

hi toby, how did you go with your color selection? and have you had the site cost allowance back yet? i've been waiting for the prestart costing, but no news yet. We are…

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mrslin
Apr 13, 2010 11:30 pm
jessie87
jessie87
13 April 2010

Help for designing our "dream home"?

Help for designing our "dream home"?
SA

MissyMc7 Adelaide Designer Homes looks great from the website I am intrigued to see the Display Home

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jessie87
Apr 14, 2010 12:40 am
Pixelated
Pixelated
14 April 2010

What To Take To PCI: Suggestions Please

What To Take To PCI: Suggestions Please

Thx all for the suggestions. The PCI went really well :-)

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Pixelated
Apr 14, 2010 1:19 am
Pixelated
kek
kek
14 April 2010

Mobile reception in Doreen

Mobile reception in Doreen
VIC

I have Telstra 3G, and no dramas with reception anywhere I go in the area. So far. :wink: My Vodafone wireless modem however - that had me on speeds…

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kek
Apr 14, 2010 8:30 am
kek

Hi Susanjen, Not sure of council requirements, but this is ours, and we have approval :lol:

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bel
Apr 14, 2010 9:10 am
bel
mrsko
mrsko
14 April 2010

Which basin?

Which basin?

The semi-recessed looks nice but I prefer the inset for easy cleaning.

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mrsko
Apr 14, 2010 10:53 am
mrsko
heater07
heater07
14 April 2010

Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer

Yes Melbourne. Outer Eastern Suburbs. And i cant for the life on me remember who we went through, and i think i would have trouble finding it. Sorry.

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heater07
Apr 14, 2010 12:07 pm
Alex
Alex
14 April 2010

Anyone built with Alsa Constructions or Dekoma Homes? (Melb)

Anyone built with Alsa Constructions or Dekoma Homes? (Melb)
VIC

Hi guys, I've approached Alsa Constructions and Dekoma Homes (melbourne northern suburbs) for building quotes on my custom designed home and wanted to know if any of you…

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Alex
Apr 14, 2010 12:35 pm
su ann
su ann
14 April 2010

Major retaining wall - not as per plans

Major retaining wall - not as per plans

mick - yes from the picture i have still got a bit of height from the back - and the maximum height for an unengineered wall is 900mm so not much to work with. I will lay…

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su ann
Apr 14, 2010 1:07 pm
nemisis
nemisis
14 April 2010

Outdoor taps

Outdoor taps
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If I do pay…

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nemisis
Apr 14, 2010 1:14 pm
Living the dream
Living the dream
14 April 2010

Any one building with Adenbrook or in Brightwater?

Any one building with Adenbrook or in Brightwater?
QLD

Hi ::smile:: We have bought a block of land in Brightwater on the Sunshine Coast & are building a home with Adenbrook. I would love to hear of others experiences!

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Living the dream
Apr 14, 2010 1:39 pm
Ms Builder
Ms Builder
14 April 2010

Help me with letter of complaint to our builder

Help me with letter of complaint to our builder

Well done! I think this will be one of many things that will make you think, gee im glad I went with a small builder! The Company should be congratulated for admitting …

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Ms Builder
Apr 14, 2010 2:09 pm
Bam
Bam
14 April 2010

Custom builder or Owner builder ?

Custom builder or Owner builder ?

Owner building is tiring, takes forever and is stressful. And mind you, we havent even started the actual build yet! Just do your research and know what you're getting…

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Bam
Apr 14, 2010 2:56 pm
Bam
grom40
grom40
14 April 2010

More Fencing Drama's!

More Fencing Drama's!

Hi Shelz, You poor thing; hope this silly dispute isn't disrupting your enjoyment of your beautiful new house too much ::wink:: Firstly I suggest you have a read thru the…

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grom40
Apr 14, 2010 3:28 pm
grom40
Chedasha
Chedasha
14 April 2010

extra cost bcoz of sand pad level?? build with ross north

extra cost bcoz of sand pad level?? build with ross north

I think you will have to pay. If the site costs were provisional that means that they can go up or down. It does hurt to get hit with the cost at pre-start. But I don't…

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Chedasha
Apr 14, 2010 6:28 pm
kek
kek
14 April 2010

Who needs to pay for crossover?! Help!

Who needs to pay for crossover?! Help!

Thanks for everyone's responses. I'm in Vic btw @Borg - The land was subdivided, and I have looked again through the section 32, and the only…

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kek
Apr 14, 2010 7:41 pm
kek
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
14 April 2010

Surveying peg missing! Who pays????

Surveying peg missing! Who pays????

Ideally it's best if you can be there when they are concreting the post/doing the fence and make sure they don't disturb your peg. Rare that your neighbour's…

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rocketleaves
Apr 14, 2010 7:58 pm
kiwi
kiwi
14 April 2010

So excited and yet so fustrated

So excited and yet so fustrated

dont forget :n: to show us too ..we are excited for you!

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kiwi
Apr 14, 2010 8:07 pm
kiwi
kek
kek
14 April 2010

PD $1000 Deposit - Does this count?

PD $1000 Deposit - Does this count?
VIC

Your contract should have a payment schedule set out in it and those amounts can't normally be varied, unless there's an allowance for potential extra costs, such as rock…

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kek
Apr 14, 2010 10:09 pm
kek
kineso
kineso
15 April 2010

Floor level difference between alfresco and adjoining room?

Floor level difference between alfresco and adjoining room?

Thanks everyone for the feedback. Hi Mel - The step is from FFL to the concrete alfresco floor. Yep, like most, we will certainly tile/deck the surface when the bank…

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kineso
Apr 15, 2010 9:16 am
just Erin
just Erin
15 April 2010

Looking For Someone To Make Me A Desk.....

Looking For Someone To Make Me A Desk.....
VIC

Thanks for that link Fel! We're looking at doing something similar too :D :D :D

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just Erin
Apr 15, 2010 9:55 pm
just Erin
Hels
Hels
15 April 2010

Arion estate - building with Taurus Homes

Arion estate - building with Taurus Homes
WA

Hi and welcome to the forum, all the best with your build.

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Hels
Apr 15, 2010 10:29 pm
Hels
kek
kek
15 April 2010

Gas pipe in cupboard for freestanding upright cooker & oven?

Gas pipe in cupboard for freestanding upright cooker & oven?

well done - i would be pissed off with this too. IMHO it would look cheap and nasty. We are having pot draws besides our freestanding cooker so…

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kek
Apr 15, 2010 10:34 pm
kek
boiselfish
boiselfish
15 April 2010

Anyone interested buying a block in Williams Landing?

Anyone interested buying a block in Williams Landing?
VIC

Toranado is correct. You need to follow these terms. You need to get approval from them prior to trying to…

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boiselfish
Apr 15, 2010 10:35 pm
jodie76
jodie76
15 April 2010

Our Home in Laurimar - Its Started - Finally!

Our Home in Laurimar - Its Started - Finally!
VIC

Good to hear you are getting there - Congrats! Look forward to seeing the photo's when you work out how to do it! It takes a bit of doing I must say - ::hyst::

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jodie76
Apr 15, 2010 10:53 pm
fruitty
fruitty
15 April 2010

Tilers done a crap job - what can we do?

Tilers done a crap job - what can we do?

hi ozzy bird im not sure which state you are in but in NSW/VIC there is a document titled 'guide to standards and tolerances' 2007 produced by…

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fruitty
Apr 15, 2010 11:45 pm
fruitty
SharonC
SharonC
16 April 2010

External Colour Help - Verandah Posts

External Colour Help - Verandah Posts
WA

Thanks everyone for helping me to make up my mind!! White it is! :D

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SharonC
Apr 16, 2010 1:14 am
budding_bright
budding_bright
16 April 2010

Sub-floor Basement

Sub-floor Basement

anyone got some rough idea of what this kind of thing (sub-floor basement with suspended slab) costs?

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budding_bright
Apr 16, 2010 10:47 am
dreamhome
dreamhome
16 April 2010

Austral Nougat bricks and Ebony Roof tile

Austral Nougat bricks and Ebony Roof tile
1, 2

The first thing I noticed about the Nougats was that alot of them seemed to be in poor condition when they were delivered. Alot seemed to have…

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dreamhome
Apr 16, 2010 10:58 am
dreamhome
Izzehz
Izzehz
16 April 2010

Site cleanup before settlement

Site cleanup before settlement

I agree with fruitty. I expect my house to be cleaned thouroughly. The yard however, will be my responsibility. I did not organise for them to do any landscaping. It is…

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Izzehz
Apr 16, 2010 11:29 am
SherWin
SherWin
16 April 2010

Framework Approval Query

Framework Approval Query

I've been receiving a scanned copy of our as each inspection is completed. Having said that, we have only just passed the framing…

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SherWin
Apr 16, 2010 2:26 pm
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
16 April 2010

Builder threatening to charge interest on incomplete house

Builder threatening to charge interest on incomplete house

For instance, in our site costs they included an $800 allowance for "builder to repair and/or replace kerbs and/or footpath if damaged during…

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jimmalenko
Apr 16, 2010 4:17 pm
grom40
grom40
16 April 2010

Is my builder very slow?

Is my builder very slow?
1, 2

Nice one The Brain ::lol:: I get the feeling you may be dreaming about an exceptionally fat and lazy hamster If it makes you feel any better Moodyfish I signed my contracts in…

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grom40
Apr 16, 2010 4:19 pm
grom40
dreamz
dreamz
16 April 2010

The Ponds- Alba

The Ponds- Alba
NSW

hi just catching up on old posts.. we ended up putting our block back on the market for alba 1. nw have secured one lot in alba 2.

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dreamz
Apr 16, 2010 11:01 pm
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
17 April 2010

Starting From Scratch.

Starting From Scratch.

Try visiting this website below, it contains a wealth of info http://www.archicentre.com.au/ You can also call up archicentre and request an information pack to be snail…

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rocketleaves
Apr 17, 2010 7:13 pm
issy jo
issy jo
17 April 2010

Downlights after build

Downlights after build

Hi, have you tried a forum search? I do remember reading a thread on downlights but I can't remember if it was on this forum or the 'General Discussion' one.

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issy jo
Apr 17, 2010 10:20 pm
issy jo
issy jo
issy jo
18 April 2010

Frame standards?

Frame standards?

Hi andy, if your in SA I can help you out. If not you can buy a copy through "SAI GLOBAL" http://infostore.saiglobal.com/store

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issy jo
Apr 18, 2010 10:33 am
issy jo
tpin70
tpin70
18 April 2010

Master Builder contract: Brisbane solicitor recommendations

Master Builder contract: Brisbane solicitor recommendations
QLD

Hi alfabeta. i've already pm'd you about something different. Stay away from the MBA/BSA contracts. They are designed to…

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tpin70
Apr 18, 2010 12:52 pm
Androb
Androb
18 April 2010

Fitting out a warehouse

Fitting out a warehouse

The warehouse is in Brunswick. I'm currently going through the planning process/ nightmare and at the same time finding out about and sourcing inexpensive and interesting…

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Androb
Apr 18, 2010 1:09 pm


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