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Lex
Lex
4 July 2010

P Class Slab Costs - HELP PLEASE

P Class Slab Costs - HELP PLEASE
VIC

Hmm ... so it's not uncommon - there was a thread with the same issue by andy a few months ago ... his slab wasn't piered at all - which makes me wonder why do they seem…

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Lex
Jul 04, 2010 11:34 am
Lex
Lex
Lex
4 July 2010

Termite protection Termi mesh and treated pine.

Termite protection Termi mesh and treated pine.
QLD

We had a choice - either some physical barrier like Termi Mesh / Gravel or the chemical system (apparently can't have both, which is what we were hoping for). We were told…

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Lex
Jul 04, 2010 11:57 am
Lex
jenfa1
jenfa1
4 July 2010

Tile Laying Costs and Bathroom Accessories

Tile Laying Costs and Bathroom Accessories

We organised with the builders tiler to do our floor tiling after handover. We had 300 x 600 laid for $45/sqm. We had about 40sqm to be done

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jenfa1
Jul 04, 2010 5:16 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
4 July 2010

SPLIT TIMBER PRE ROOF

SPLIT TIMBER PRE ROOF

Looks like Douglas Fir (oregon) - I can't believe there are builders still using termites favourite food! I would have it replaced.

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Dukekamaya
Jul 04, 2010 6:05 pm
Dukekamaya
kek
kek
4 July 2010

Changing Regular Lights into Oysters?

Changing Regular Lights into Oysters?

You may be able to find one with an adapter that allows the globe to sit sideways.... but most DIY fittings sit a bit lower than the type that requires an electrician to…

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kek
Jul 04, 2010 6:16 pm
kek
Booque
Booque
4 July 2010

DOMAYNE-Commodore Homes - Handover 16 June 2010

DOMAYNE-Commodore Homes - Handover 16 June 2010
WA
1, 2

Hi, also building a Commodore design. That is so fast. We had our slab down around the same time and we are about 4 weeks away. We are also going through Keystart. Do…

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Booque
Jul 04, 2010 6:34 pm
Booque
pman
pman
4 July 2010

Allworth Concerto Display Home

Allworth Concerto Display Home
NSW

Wow this is good news. Thanks noddy09 for this. It seems they also have a separate rumpus room which they have converted to their TV area. Also the front facade looks…

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pman
Jul 04, 2010 7:32 pm
Sorrento
Sorrento
4 July 2010

Cheap material to cover windows

Cheap material to cover windows
NSW
1, 2

I forgot to mention that Bunnings did say that the Rediblinds are a discontinued item so it would be worth ringing your local Bunnings before heading down there. The…

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Sorrento
Jul 04, 2010 7:50 pm
HomeImprovement
HomeImprovement
4 July 2010

Home Improvement's Housing Saga - The Waterford

Home Improvement's Housing Saga - The Waterford
NSW

Dear homeone forum members, I require some SOS assistance! If anyone has a picture of their three washing machine taps (hot, cold & rainwater) can you please upload and…

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HomeImprovement
Jul 04, 2010 10:07 pm
HomeImprovement
royalblue
royalblue
4 July 2010

Bleach on tile grout

Bleach on tile grout

For maintenance cleaning of polished porcelain tiles and grout, a neutral cleaner with microfibres. Wash with this,…

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royalblue
Jul 04, 2010 10:51 pm
sara.alag
sara.alag
5 July 2010

Slab this week - Celebration Homes

Slab this week - Celebration Homes
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

hi rosie just read on another thread that you have moved in to your new place!!! Very happy for you :) Do post some picccies! Cheers

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sara.alag
Jul 05, 2010 3:05 pm
ESB
ESB
5 July 2010

Buying land in Coral Cove ... conditions of sale???

Buying land in Coral Cove ... conditions of sale???
QLD

That's frustrating zeitgeber! I'm lucky up here at the moment, nothing is selling, so I've got time on my side and hopefully the agents will be more open to the soil test…

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ESB
Jul 05, 2010 3:28 pm
ESB
kyton
kyton
5 July 2010

Were you provided with a 3D drawing of your joinery??

Were you provided with a 3D drawing of your joinery??

Not unless they have the software - and smaller companies wouldn't necessarily have it. Had we have gotten our builder to do the kitchen then no we wouldn't have been…

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kyton
Jul 05, 2010 8:50 pm
kyton
pedro.lyn.josh
pedro.lyn.josh
5 July 2010

OPINIONS PLEASE elevations changes

OPINIONS PLEASE elevations changes
NSW

well i spoke to my renderer and he said that it cracks and often.. so its something else i have to come to terms with i guess. looks like more research for me,.

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pedro.lyn.josh
Jul 05, 2010 11:06 pm
pedro.lyn.josh
Southies
Southies
6 July 2010

Connecting rainwater tank to toilets - what do you think?

Connecting rainwater tank to toilets - what do you think?
VIC
1, 2

Bam, I guess it all helps :th: but seriously, water efficiency means that 3000 LT just isn't a meaningful volulme IMO. For you situation, it'll be fine. Long term though,…

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Southies
Jul 06, 2010 12:32 pm
Southies
jagguy
jagguy
6 July 2010

awful sub division

awful sub division
VIC

vic the bathroom window faces us but that is ok . if you walk to the side we see the windows which you can then look into our backyard. that window doesnt directly face us

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jagguy
Jul 06, 2010 1:58 pm
dreamhome
dreamhome
6 July 2010

Dreamhome Post Handover - Bricks turning green again!

Dreamhome Post Handover - Bricks turning green again!
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Oh dreamhome, I'm so sad for you... ::sad:: Actually, for both of us. Are you using Nougat? I hope you find a solution soon - so you can go and…

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dreamhome
Jul 06, 2010 2:16 pm
dreamhome
kateypink
kateypink
6 July 2010

Legal Action

Legal Action

Yep, we have submitted a letter to the manager of the range we are building in with our building company. It even included doctors letters about the stress it has placed…

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kateypink
Jul 06, 2010 2:35 pm
Bek
Bek
6 July 2010

Retaining wall question

Retaining wall question
NSW

I spoke to council (finally) today and basically i was told that sometimes they put retaining walls on the plans even though they haven't been to site to see if they're in…

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Bek
Jul 06, 2010 3:28 pm
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
6 July 2010

Lock Up to Handover ?

Lock Up to Handover ?

http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=35531&hilit=lock+up+to+handover You should answer but in reality it's a guessing game for…

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pinkdiamond
Jul 06, 2010 5:14 pm
pinkdiamond
G&K
G&K
6 July 2010

Sierra Estate, Nth Cranbourne.

Sierra Estate, Nth Cranbourne.
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Guys, Did some investigating into the Hill Top Park and its future development today, I started with Stocklands and they tell me that their…

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G&K
Jul 06, 2010 5:57 pm
G&K
OMG
OMG
6 July 2010

Corals Heron 251 - fingers crossed this can be fixed 06/07

Corals Heron 251 - fingers crossed this can be fixed 06/07
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Waiting waiting waiting - for someone to call us & let us know if the cupboards can be fixed! Problem 1: seems this part of our tender letters was left out of the plans &…

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OMG
Jul 06, 2010 7:37 pm
kikin
kikin
6 July 2010

Is it a downlight?

Is it a downlight?

May I ask if you know how much it would appro charge for such downlights? I doubt my builder charged me with the "low voltage" one but installed…

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kikin
Jul 06, 2010 9:20 pm
Pugs
Pugs
6 July 2010

New Optus Connection

New Optus Connection

Telstra only do underground for new builds... that is for FTTH estates or Normal streets/ estates.. as for the Optus cabling.. you will need to…

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Pugs
Jul 06, 2010 10:16 pm
Pugs
beattun
beattun
6 July 2010

Fixing Stage - When Is It Complete?

Fixing Stage - When Is It Complete?

yeah my partners reasoning is that they cant give us the house without these items so if they want the payment give it to them and let them get on with it, im reluctant…

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beattun
Jul 06, 2010 10:51 pm
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
7 July 2010

Burbank PCI and Settlement advice?

Burbank PCI and Settlement advice?
VIC

Hi nelle...not sure about Burbank specific (still early stages with them) but there are some useful tips here...

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Madison27AA
Jul 07, 2010 12:13 am
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
7 July 2010

Cost of Custom Build - Tricky site

Cost of Custom Build - Tricky site

Hiya guys Kiwi thought i should check out this thread. Having worked as a sales consultant for several years for a project builder who did custom designs and also a…

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nathanbudde
Jul 07, 2010 1:41 pm
nathanbudde
MickeyD
MickeyD
7 July 2010

Almost cried during colour appointment - so disappointed

Almost cried during colour appointment - so disappointed

Oh you poor dear, I know exactly how you feel. Both my partner and I were in tears at our colour selection appointment (granted, our sales consultant lied to our face…

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MickeyD
Jul 07, 2010 4:53 pm
rynmackz
rynmackz
7 July 2010

Broadband in South Morang, Hawkstowe?

Broadband in South Morang, Hawkstowe?
VIC
1, 2

I agree about what other saying some part street at Hawkstowe is very hard to connect a broadband connection.

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rynmackz
Jul 07, 2010 6:25 pm
herbiecat
herbiecat
7 July 2010

What was your experience building with Dennis Family Homes?

What was your experience building with Dennis Family Homes?
VIC

We are building the Hartley 341 with Dennis and did our research before hand and knew that were slow with the paperwork stage which they have been. We signed our initial…

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herbiecat
Jul 07, 2010 8:55 pm
herbiecat
evelyng
evelyng
8 July 2010

Are vertical glass mosaic strips in bathrooms still modern??

Are vertical glass mosaic strips in bathrooms still modern??
SA

Yep, saw the second version of this thread soon after. From that it looks…

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evelyng
Jul 08, 2010 8:58 am
evelyng
halfsidecloud
halfsidecloud
8 July 2010

Anyone built with Profine

Anyone built with Profine
VIC

Thank you for the feedback, Barwon374!

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halfsidecloud
Jul 08, 2010 12:26 pm
JJ305
JJ305
8 July 2010

Homes Now

Homes Now
VIC

Here are some previous topics on homes now which may…

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JJ305
Jul 08, 2010 5:44 pm
Casa2
Casa2
8 July 2010

Have a look on my brick wall!

Have a look on my brick wall!

I got new info from M3, they said the Selkirk had inspected the brick and deem it is ok.They forward the a email from Selkirk to me like…

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Casa2
Jul 08, 2010 9:09 pm
julslis
julslis
8 July 2010

Help with building first home.

Help with building first home.
NSW

Hi abclarke. We are currently building the Saville 25 at Mount Annan. I was rather nervous about which builder to use, but with the frame now up I am happy with EBH so…

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julslis
Jul 08, 2010 10:07 pm
Stevieg
Stevieg
8 July 2010

Asphalt Driveway

Asphalt Driveway
VIC

Hi, Any one installed an asphalt driveway lately? I'm looking for a good contractor for my new house is the outer east of Melbourne (Ringwood East). Any recommendations? Thanks.

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Stevieg
Jul 08, 2010 10:26 pm
Suze
Suze
9 July 2010

Thinking of hiring a Project Manager for custom home?

Thinking of hiring a Project Manager for custom home?
VIC

Hi Mr Ed I know this a 3 year old forum topic but I was wondering if you got a project manager in the end ? we are about to build and have been told it is a good idea. I…

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Suze
Jul 09, 2010 11:30 am
Rizzo
Rizzo
9 July 2010

WA people - painting question

WA people - painting question
WA

Oh and Echo, yeh, we have a freestanding oven too, which I was also wondering about. Thanks for the reminder to ask about that too :) Also, I think they are letting me do…

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Rizzo
Jul 09, 2010 2:19 pm
sweetime
sweetime
9 July 2010

Fencing - Who did you use and how much did it cost?

Fencing - Who did you use and how much did it cost?
VIC

Man, fencing suddenly seems a lot cheaper than i thought it would be! I'm thinking of colourbond fencing in the S/E suburbs, so if anyone has any recommendations for there…

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sweetime
Jul 09, 2010 3:08 pm

Smoking tradesmen - Am I being fussy?

Smoking tradesmen - Am I being fussy?
VIC
1, 2

Met our SS yesterday and went through the house, caught tradies smoking inside while laying tiles. Even found one butt extinguished on a tile. Place…

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The Little Misses
Jul 09, 2010 3:13 pm
The Little Misses
julslis
julslis
9 July 2010

Building at Mount Annan - with Eden Brae

Building at Mount Annan - with Eden Brae
NSW

Hi Julslis, We are also building the Saville 25 (+2), just around the corner in Spring Farm. We are almost finished. We had our PCI 4 weeks…

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julslis
Jul 09, 2010 5:16 pm
30Dracs
30Dracs
9 July 2010

First Impressions

First Impressions
VIC

Thanks RaryGirl... Do you qualify before you see there work or after?

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30Dracs
Jul 09, 2010 7:09 pm
hotmercury
hotmercury
10 July 2010

Driveway in open space calculation

Driveway in open space calculation

Thanks Chippy. Might need to go down the two storey path..

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hotmercury
Jul 10, 2010 9:05 am
Melly03
Melly03
10 July 2010

Boral Brick Issue-need help

Boral Brick Issue-need help

Lina, How did you go with your bricks? We put an order in for batch 52 and unfortunately our order was not honoured and we ended up with batch 8 which is horrible. Most…

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Melly03
Jul 10, 2010 12:11 pm
Bel & Ben
Bel & Ben
10 July 2010

alucobond

alucobond

My fiance using this material for his sign business, you can get sheets anywhere from $100-$150 for 2400x1200mm. It is a very easy to use material and if you go on the…

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Bel & Ben
Jul 10, 2010 5:21 pm
chezza
chezza
10 July 2010

Thinking of building a Coral home at Woodlands, QLD

Thinking of building a Coral home at Woodlands, QLD
QLD

We have just finished building with Coral in Newcastle and would recommend them to anyone...110%+++++

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chezza
Jul 10, 2010 7:56 pm
Hels
Hels
10 July 2010

Paint Colour - natural/earth tones etc

Paint Colour - natural/earth tones etc

We used wattyl chalk beige. Not sure if it would be too beige for you but you could do a half strength. There are some photos in this thread; viewtopic.php?f=31&t=35824

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Hels
Jul 10, 2010 10:41 pm
Hels
Velouria
Velouria
10 July 2010

How blue is Anotec Dark Grey

How blue is Anotec Dark Grey
WA

Thanks for replying Rizzo, I was originally going to have a woodland grey roof, but now am thinking of Bushland instead (with Bushland fascia and timber posts). It…

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Velouria
Jul 10, 2010 10:50 pm
Velouria
jasche77
jasche77
11 July 2010

Our Masterton Havanna....home sweet home,moved in!!

Our Masterton Havanna....home sweet home,moved in!!
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Well done Jen ur finally in...u must be relieved. Looks really good, and nice choise of colours and materials. One question.....who installed ur wood heater???? and what…

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jasche77
Jul 11, 2010 2:38 am
jasche77

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