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Petermet
Petermet
25 April 2010

Brick base course too high - Is it ok? What are my options?

Brick base course too high - Is it ok? What are my options?
SA

The site supervisor mentioned the base course and said it was to ensure the quoins finished with 3 bricks (as per the pattern) at the top. Good outcome and I am now a…

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Petermet
Apr 25, 2010 10:30 am
mpcj
mpcj
25 April 2010

Can someone please help with block orientation

Can someone please help with block orientation
QLD

Hi, new to the forum & am very interested in the Denver o our 1acre block on the sunshine coast. Didn't even know they built such large homes. …

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mpcj
Apr 25, 2010 1:17 pm
mpcj
chezza
chezza
25 April 2010

Chocolatto Bricks

Chocolatto Bricks

Just wondering if anyone has used these bricks??? I have noticed that some of them are chipped and the orange is showing. Worried that when there washed it is going to be…

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chezza
Apr 25, 2010 4:14 pm
ozsurf
ozsurf
25 April 2010

Newbies building in The Observatory - Gold Coast

Newbies building in The Observatory - Gold Coast
QLD

Hi We moved into our new place at the Observatory a week ago. Our neighbour has just started their pool and hit rock about 400mm down. The…

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ozsurf
Apr 25, 2010 4:56 pm
farmmum
farmmum
25 April 2010

Builders in Coffs Harbour / Grafton , any recommendations

Builders in Coffs Harbour / Grafton , any recommendations
NSW

Hi Cameron, We are currently building a two storey in your area with Perry Homes. Slab has been poured & bricks delivered last week. So far we have been quite happy with…

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farmmum
Apr 25, 2010 6:05 pm
kek
kek
25 April 2010

Bricking

Bricking

It has various names: sarking, sisalation or wall wrap are the ones that spring to mind. It helps insulate the house and provides a barrier against moisture. Everything…

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kek
Apr 25, 2010 7:34 pm
kek
hoffdog
hoffdog
25 April 2010

Footings prices (Hickinbotham @ the Coast)

Footings prices (Hickinbotham @ the Coast)
SA

i can't help u out here but maybe also post this in the building in sa forum im sure there are a few people in there building in the same area as you who should be able to help

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hoffdog
Apr 25, 2010 9:13 pm
Aquillah
Aquillah
25 April 2010

Laminex Squareform.

Laminex Squareform.

Evening Y'all! Hubby and I are building through a project builder and are about to sign contracts. We would like to have a pretty clear idea about what we want before we…

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Aquillah
Apr 25, 2010 10:39 pm
NewInPointCook
NewInPointCook
25 April 2010

Trevor Homes building Experience - good or bad ?

Trevor Homes building Experience - good or bad ?
VIC

We are a first time builder We on the process to sign contract with Trevor Homes (quite small builder) and don't want to regret after. We found few problems, or I would…

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NewInPointCook
Apr 25, 2010 11:26 pm

I'd also consider a door from the garage into the pantry - awesome for bringing home…

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building1
Apr 26, 2010 2:47 am
mickeyb
mickeyb
26 April 2010

"Acrylic render" or cement render with "acrylic coating"???

"Acrylic render" or cement render with "acrylic coating"???
ACT

Hi guys just found this trend, Can anyone help me on this one? What's the diffrence between the two? Which one is less prone to crack?

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mickeyb
Apr 26, 2010 7:39 am
mickeyb
kek
kek
26 April 2010

Building with Porter Davis... Which facade to choose????

Building with Porter Davis... Which facade to choose????
VIC

Matty, what part of Melbourne are you in? Perhaps someone here has seen one of the facades you like on a house somewhere in your area.... There's a Daintree near us, not…

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kek
Apr 26, 2010 9:12 am
kek

Hi Cherie :) I think our shower tiles go 2 metres in the shower though you can go to the roof if you'd prefer. i think the remainder of the bathroom is 1.2metres high. In…

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channelle
Apr 26, 2010 10:57 am
lj3376
lj3376
26 April 2010

House on stilts

House on stilts

We are building with Paragon builders in Victoria and our house is being built on stumps due to the fall in our block. We didn't want to be buried in the ground on a slab.

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lj3376
Apr 26, 2010 1:53 pm
walker79
walker79
26 April 2010

Building Coral Home - Daydream 279

Building Coral Home - Daydream 279
NSW

Hey Mel, Haven't heard from you in a while. What's happening with your contract?

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walker79
Apr 26, 2010 3:26 pm
walker79
Deemaree
Deemaree
26 April 2010

Electric plan - please suggest

Electric plan - please suggest

Our family room has two oyster shades("flatter"shades which "hug"the ceiling) and our living has one-I prefer to add supplementary lighting via lamps. However, if you…

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Deemaree
Apr 26, 2010 5:13 pm
Deemaree
Rowena
Rowena
26 April 2010

[PLAN] 4x Brdm, 2x Storey, ICF formwork

[PLAN] 4x Brdm, 2x Storey, ICF formwork
SA

Great plans. look forward to following your build. Wow, a secret door! That's fabulous. It's going to confuse the hell out of any guests/rellies who have had a bevie or two :lol:

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Rowena
Apr 26, 2010 8:01 pm
Rowena
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
26 April 2010

Anybody used Bristol Polished Oak? (render color)

Anybody used Bristol Polished Oak? (render color)

We thought it looked great at first, but now it's stuck in my head that it's poop brown :oops: :lol: Oh no I probably have got that in your head now too! :lol: though it's probably just…

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ibfragalot99
Apr 26, 2010 10:11 pm
ibfragalot99
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Polo
Apr 26, 2010 11:44 pm
Anne
Anne
26 April 2010

First home, with Ventura, comments on draft floorplan please

First home, with Ventura, comments on draft floorplan please
WA

Thanks Mozzie, for your input. The plan isn't that clear I suppose. The garage is a double one, we added one extra meter for storage, therefore it looks a bit different.…

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Anne
Apr 27, 2010 12:04 am
glenglen
glenglen
26 April 2010

Newbie for House & Land Package

Newbie for House & Land Package

Look up Galilee solicitors, they are in all the capital cities. Im in Perth and only know there number here

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glenglen
Apr 27, 2010 12:33 am
phoenixrain
phoenixrain
27 April 2010

Cost to upgrade colourbond garage door to wood look door?

Cost to upgrade colourbond garage door to wood look door?

Just a note - the upgrade cost will depending on what your upgrading from. If your upgrading from a basic rollerdoor, like myself and…

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phoenixrain
Apr 27, 2010 1:46 am
phoenixrain
faerie
faerie
27 April 2010

Big M, will they change things on plans?

Big M, will they change things on plans?

Ive had the same experience with Fitzy, M are quite accommodating. We had already signed building contract and they still allowed us to add internal sliding doors and…

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faerie
Apr 27, 2010 12:52 pm
faerie
shelby75
shelby75
27 April 2010

Minimum Standard Door Width - anyone know??

Minimum Standard Door Width - anyone know??

Yep its too late for it to be changed. I did notice this at plan stage but was told it would be fine, now that its plastered certain other people can see why I was…

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shelby75
Apr 27, 2010 1:06 pm
Beanie15
Beanie15
27 April 2010

Material change of use -Retaining Wall Help Please

Material change of use -Retaining Wall Help Please

Yeah it's impressive in size, luckly not 5 mtrs tall all the way, but not looking so impressive now that we have to retain it ::sad:: It's also a pain that I love the natural…

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Beanie15
Apr 27, 2010 1:39 pm
Maxie
Maxie
27 April 2010

Should we choose Clarendon to build our new home?

Should we choose Clarendon to build our new home?
NSW

Ummmm.... If you have nerves of steel and are a very patient person - yes. I'm afraid I can't say anymore than that but there have been several threads overthe past 2…

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Maxie
Apr 27, 2010 6:05 pm
Maxie
estrela81
estrela81
27 April 2010

Converting double garage into living areas

Converting double garage into living areas

If it is what you are interested in you will need to speak to the developer as only they will be able to provide you an indication of their standpoint. All I know is that…

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estrela81
Apr 27, 2010 6:28 pm
andy
andy
27 April 2010

Your Frame - What to Look out for?

Your Frame - What to Look out for?
NSW
1, 2

POLO Iam getting urban property inspections as well to have a look. Great report thats what I want to see or dont see . Iam also learning the jargon as we go it…

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andy
Apr 27, 2010 6:36 pm
grom40
grom40
27 April 2010

How often did/do you visit your house during construction?

How often did/do you visit your house during construction?
1, 2, 3

I probably go once a day and they haven't even poured the slab yet (I'm sure the novelty will probably wear off at some stage). Although having to leave work right on time…

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grom40
Apr 27, 2010 6:36 pm
grom40
estrela81
estrela81
27 April 2010

Allworth Homes Suggestions

Allworth Homes Suggestions
NSW

I would simply ask them to recommend to you what plans will fit based on your requirements. You are lucky to have a wide block so you may want to fill that expanse,…

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estrela81
Apr 27, 2010 7:22 pm
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
27 April 2010

Question on fly screen for timber bi-part door

Question on fly screen for timber bi-part door

We have a Bi-part without flyscreens, but the track is there for it on the inside.

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jimmalenko
Apr 27, 2010 10:51 pm
ring09
ring09
27 April 2010

Anyone waiting for Titles in Green Gully Estate South Morang

Anyone waiting for Titles in Green Gully Estate South Morang
VIC

Just wondering if there is anyone out there who is still waiting waiting waiting for Title in Green Gully Estate South Morang?

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ring09
Apr 27, 2010 11:15 pm
ring09
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
27 April 2010

light point & down light

light point & down light

hello, when you say conduit... you want to say ' wire ' :wink: without going to deep into your problem, go with the standard builders light offerings. When the house is…

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cenemelectrical
Apr 27, 2010 11:28 pm
builda
builda
27 April 2010

Contract termination "Breach of contract"

Contract termination "Breach of contract"

Unfortunately the HIA contract in this circumstance is probably weighted against you - even without modifications. Again, please get some sound legal advice before taking…

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builda
Apr 27, 2010 11:32 pm
builda
estrela81
estrela81
27 April 2010

Fence Issues..... Spring Farm

Fence Issues..... Spring Farm

what was the outcome? which part are you in cornish or mirvac? we have to have lapped and capped.

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estrela81
Apr 27, 2010 11:54 pm
The Little Misses
The Little Misses
28 April 2010

Do you have a 'Dune' panel lift you could show me?

Do you have a 'Dune' panel lift you could show me?
VIC

Aww, thank you very much Purple Butterfly, I tried to search for one here, but couldn't find an actual photo ::smile:: thanks It's actually a lot lighter than i thought.

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The Little Misses
Apr 28, 2010 2:29 am
The Little Misses
kek
kek
28 April 2010

Waffle Slab for 'h' soil type - if there a difference?

Waffle Slab for 'h' soil type - if there a difference?
NSW

Piering is actually a separate thing to the slab type. Ours was upgraded from M to H due to our problem soil (highly reactive clay, plus a substantial amount of fill),…

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kek
Apr 28, 2010 8:26 am
kek
KaylaBear
KaylaBear
28 April 2010

The Matilda Bay - Aussie Living

The Matilda Bay - Aussie Living
WA

Hello :) I'm new here, Building with Aussie Living. We are building the Matilda Bay on a 510Sqm block in EllenBrook. just came on here to see some…

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KaylaBear
Apr 28, 2010 10:30 am
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
28 April 2010

Land settlement for House & Land package?

Land settlement for House & Land package?

when we bought our "house and land package" with PD it was more like.. Here's a piece of land that only PD can build on (agreement with land developers) and you go buy it…

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TimmyDunlop
Apr 28, 2010 10:52 am
Hels
Hels
28 April 2010

PD Heating / Cooling / Insulation

PD Heating / Cooling / Insulation
VIC

I replied in your other thread :)

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Hels
Apr 28, 2010 4:27 pm
Hels
lachjor
lachjor
28 April 2010

How long did your final stage take to complete?

How long did your final stage take to complete?

Our lease expires mid-May, we reached lock-up early March and we knew then we wouldn't be in by May, so we asked to go on a periodic lease (need to give 21 days notice in…

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lachjor
Apr 28, 2010 5:11 pm
lachjor
lachjor
lachjor
28 April 2010

lachjor's thread! - Boundary pegs?

lachjor's thread! - Boundary pegs?
1, 2, 3, 4

Ahh, really?? What do they expect you to do? Camp out there to keep an eye on them?? ;o We were never told anything like that, I just assumed they were precious,…

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lachjor
Apr 28, 2010 5:19 pm
lachjor
Trish
Trish
28 April 2010

Best Ducted Vacuum Unit???

Best Ducted Vacuum Unit???
1, 2

Sorry I have taken so long to get back to you - but I only work part-time! We don't…

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Trish
Apr 28, 2010 7:38 pm
Trish
XT4V
XT4V
28 April 2010

"boral - brown earth" bricks - urgent help needed..

"boral - brown earth" bricks - urgent help needed..
VIC

hi all need some urgent help... we've been told by our builder the bricks we chose are no longer available and we need to choose another brick ASAP... we like brown earth…

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XT4V
Apr 28, 2010 7:55 pm
klscomps
klscomps
28 April 2010

When did you get your power connected?

When did you get your power connected?

Mine was connected right from the start. The builder had it transferred into my name on handover day.

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klscomps
Apr 28, 2010 10:01 pm
kexkez
kexkez
28 April 2010

We've just decided to have a new home built in Perth

We've just decided to have a new home built in Perth
WA
1, 2

If you go to the JWH website, you will find a brief write up on each of their companies. CeilingForce was set up to assist the individual…

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kexkez
Apr 28, 2010 10:49 pm
kexkez
Juan of Mernda
Juan of Mernda
28 April 2010

Site cost, sloping blocks in Woodland waters

Site cost, sloping blocks in Woodland waters

Thanks for that input Lou. Will definitely take that into consideration. I only got a maximum of 1.8 meter fall on both sides and enough building area if them builders…

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Juan of Mernda
Apr 28, 2010 11:20 pm

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