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lazzaro2
lazzaro2
8 April 2010

Highlands Craigieburn - HOME PHONE / INTERNET

Highlands Craigieburn - HOME PHONE / INTERNET
VIC

Telstra have a new ADSL2+ deal out, which is pretty decent (for Telstra!). If you bundle a home phone service with the 25GB Liberty ADSL2+ plan, you save $30 on the…

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lazzaro2
Apr 08, 2010 3:41 pm
andy_min
andy_min
8 April 2010

The Ponds Antenna (hope this is in the right place)

The Ponds Antenna (hope this is in the right place)
NSW

Hi, I think it depends on how close you are the the top of the Ridge in Kellyville Ridge but everyone I know who is in has Foxtel so they use that for the free to air…

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andy_min
Apr 08, 2010 3:55 pm
andy_min
andy_min
andy_min
8 April 2010

Has anyone used Dulux Mud Skipper Rendering on your facade?

Has anyone used Dulux Mud Skipper Rendering on your facade?

http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=20360&hilit=mud+skipper&start=80 Page 5 there is a pic of Mud Skipper as a feature colour. I…

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andy_min
Apr 08, 2010 3:59 pm
andy_min
mark299
mark299
8 April 2010

Portico Costs

Portico Costs

Yes, i added a Portico to my elevation fairly recently and i was provided with the costing around the same amount $4200 something... But will have to know how big it is…

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mark299
Apr 08, 2010 4:10 pm
mark299
mark299
8 April 2010

Render Topic

Render Topic

But do you have to render the full building or can you just do the elevation ? what is the requirement as per your covenant ?

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mark299
Apr 08, 2010 4:17 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
8 April 2010

Interior paint colours... Help please!!

Interior paint colours... Help please!!

You have different options but here are the common ones - pure white/ceiling white - ceiling and cornices walls - whichever colour you choose skirting, architraves, doors…

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bluesteel
Apr 08, 2010 5:44 pm
bluesteel
lufcinoz
lufcinoz
8 April 2010

Banksia Grove Stage 4 & Affordable Living

Banksia Grove Stage 4 & Affordable Living

Update. Finally got our plans about 3 weeks ago now so roughly would have been around 20 March. Had prestart today and everything went smoothly, though I will tell you…

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lufcinoz
Apr 08, 2010 7:03 pm
MerndaPD
MerndaPD
8 April 2010

Fencing in Mernda area

Fencing in Mernda area

Hello Lisanne, I was wondering if you'd had your fence done by now and if you would recommend the tradie you used? Thankyou in advance.

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MerndaPD
Apr 08, 2010 9:20 pm
King willy
King willy
8 April 2010

Dimensions on a floor plan

Dimensions on a floor plan

Its pretty simple. Drawings are from bottom plate to the other side bottom plate. eg They make the frame out on the slab where the timber goes. Standards & tollerances…

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King willy
Apr 08, 2010 9:21 pm
King willy
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
8 April 2010

laminate colours HELP and prestart HELP ME

laminate colours HELP and prestart HELP ME
WA

hi all just wanted to say ive posted my choices on a ne topic shans prestart - newhaven piara waters if you would like to see the final decisions :z:

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sharky55_shan
Apr 08, 2010 9:30 pm
sharky55_shan
Lex
Lex
8 April 2010

Brick Ties

Brick Ties
NSW

Hi Greg! How have you been?! :D Thank you for responding! Anyway, I know that some of us are more aware (or interested) than others ... So, your ties are really spaced at…

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Lex
Apr 08, 2010 10:17 pm
Lex
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janenguyen
Apr 08, 2010 11:17 pm
Bek
Bek
8 April 2010

How Much did Big M charge from a M slab to a H slab?

How Much did Big M charge from a M slab to a H slab?

Ours was included in our site costs as it was a requirement of the estate.

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Bek
Apr 08, 2010 11:28 pm
Bam
Bam
8 April 2010

building surveyors

building surveyors

My quotes were $2,382 $2,728 $2,678.60 $1,862.60 $2,117.60 Guess which I went for? :P

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Bam
Apr 09, 2010 12:20 am
Bam
SunshineT
SunshineT
9 April 2010

Masterton - Tips for Tender Stage?

Masterton - Tips for Tender Stage?
NSW

Hello fellow Masterton builders! First time on this Forum (actually first time to ever do an online Forum!). We were wondering if anyone had any tips on the Tender…

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SunshineT
Apr 09, 2010 11:04 am
SunshineT
Helyn
Helyn
9 April 2010

Infills Vs Bricks

Infills Vs Bricks

There have been many threads on this topic- most posters seem to favour bricks over infills - although I think infills look fine too. Our house has 9ft ceilings (2.7m)…

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Helyn
Apr 09, 2010 11:54 am
Helyn
nelle
nelle
9 April 2010

Question about frame stage invoice

Question about frame stage invoice

We are just at slab stage and Iam hoping to get an independant frame stage inspection done. nelle you mention that your planning on getting a frame stage…

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nelle
Apr 09, 2010 12:44 pm
Linor501
Linor501
9 April 2010

Land Settlement

Land Settlement

Congrats to all the land owners... Futures property millionaires.. ::lol::

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Linor501
Apr 09, 2010 2:21 pm
Linor501
andy_min
andy_min
9 April 2010

The Ponds Updated Design Guidelines Aug 09

The Ponds Updated Design Guidelines Aug 09
NSW

Yep the Autumn Party http://www.thepondscommunity.com.au/event.php?e_id=88

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andy_min
Apr 09, 2010 2:54 pm
andy_min
Cozmo
Cozmo
9 April 2010

$7400 for a small front fence!!

$7400 for a small front fence!!
SA

Hi guys, I have just had 2 quotes for a small front fence with pillars and a small wall and they were $7,400 and $8,000!! I can't believe the…

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Cozmo
Apr 09, 2010 4:08 pm
somewoman
somewoman
9 April 2010

How often do you meet up with your SS?

How often do you meet up with your SS?

We have seen our SS on site about 3 times. We call him if there is an issue. Frankly, he's such a lovely person that meeting up with him once was probably more than I'd…

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somewoman
Apr 09, 2010 5:02 pm
somewoman
somewoman
somewoman
9 April 2010

Whats the size of your master bedroom?

Whats the size of your master bedroom?
1, 2

Ours is 4.7*3 which is large enough for a king bed, two bedsides and DHs flat panel television! We put most of our space into walk-through robes and ensuite. We also…

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somewoman
Apr 09, 2010 5:23 pm
somewoman
King willy
King willy
9 April 2010

How offen do you go on site for a look?

How offen do you go on site for a look?

Above all things - it's part of the experience!!! A lot of people don't realise how much work and effort goes into building a home so it's…

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King willy
Apr 09, 2010 6:35 pm
King willy
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
10 April 2010

Quote chk: paving sandstone on concrete base, 69 sq meters

Quote chk: paving sandstone on concrete base, 69 sq meters

Thanks for the feedback. Kek, I am in Victora, Mill Park Lakes @South Morang.

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rocketleaves
Apr 10, 2010 10:39 am
ChunkyKong
ChunkyKong
10 April 2010

What would you do frame Stage or Pre Plaster inspection

What would you do frame Stage or Pre Plaster inspection

Hi Andy, We are having a pre-plaster inspection and then another one at PCI. We would have liked to have all 4 inspections but we think this is a good balance financially…

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ChunkyKong
Apr 10, 2010 10:57 am
ChunkyKong
lyndal_2004
lyndal_2004
10 April 2010

Diamond pattern tiles

Diamond pattern tiles

Hi everyone ::lol:: hubby is thinking of diamond pattern tiles throughout the house...but i am not so sure, has anyone gone with diamond pattern and…

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lyndal_2004
Apr 10, 2010 12:00 pm
lyndal_2004
Belial
Belial
10 April 2010

Fencing - building in Sandarra

Fencing - building in Sandarra
VIC
1, 2

I would check with DAP at Sandhurst prior to doing anything .Iam still to see any fences go up at the properties under construction,except the ones…

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Belial
Apr 10, 2010 12:36 pm
Belial
Moogles
Moogles
10 April 2010

More smaller rooms VS fewer supersized rooms...??

More smaller rooms VS fewer supersized rooms...??

Love your plans Sleven - we are a family with 2 children (aged 4 & 5), and this type of layout would certainly more than cater to our family needs and lifestyle, and can…

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Moogles
Apr 10, 2010 2:07 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
10 April 2010

KDRB Masterton homes - Santorini with Fibreglass pool

KDRB Masterton homes - Santorini with Fibreglass pool
NSW

hello sunny_and_warm. I just read your thread and sounds like we are in very similar positions, albeit we are few weeks behind you... We are building in Council…

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SunshineT
Apr 10, 2010 2:47 pm
SunshineT
dadesign
dadesign
10 April 2010

Floor plan design

Floor plan design
VIC

Hello guys, Just sharing this, since I'm not allowed to upload any image or can't upload any. This is a current work done in Wales, England. (April…

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dadesign
Apr 10, 2010 2:48 pm
tc2000
tc2000
10 April 2010

Chelsea 33 with M3tr!con - All moved in

Chelsea 33 with M3tr!con - All moved in
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Penny, how's it going over at your house?

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tc2000
Apr 10, 2010 3:56 pm
wondering
wondering
10 April 2010

Aurora: Fibre connections

Aurora: Fibre connections
VIC

Does anyone know what is happening with the fibre connections - phone, internet, tv??? We have heard rumours that it may be between 3-6 months before we have access. Is…

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wondering
Apr 10, 2010 5:04 pm
Hels
Hels
10 April 2010

New to Marriott Waters Lyndhurst!

New to Marriott Waters Lyndhurst!
VIC

Hi and welcome. We have a Marriott Waters thread on here, please come and join us :)

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Hels
Apr 10, 2010 5:48 pm
Hels
lachjor
lachjor
10 April 2010

How long???

How long???

I think it very much depends on your builder, so may be best to ask them for an estimate. We were told 10-12 weeks from lock-up to get to practical completion, then…

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lachjor
Apr 10, 2010 5:57 pm
lachjor
Kaytee
Kaytee
10 April 2010

Virtual Colour Selections

Virtual Colour Selections

At the top of the page is an ad for Studiom.com.au Well this is what you want. Good luck.

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Kaytee
Apr 10, 2010 6:26 pm
Kaytee
Bagheera
Bagheera
10 April 2010

Anna1's shed journey.

Anna1's shed journey.

Thanks guys - I love this forum - so much info and advice - I learned so much in the last few months - amazing!

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Bagheera
Apr 10, 2010 9:18 pm
sionghua
sionghua
10 April 2010

Orbit Homes or Henley?

Orbit Homes or Henley?

Hi, saw equally bad reviews for these 2 builders, but sadly they are the only builders with cheap house & Land packages in the area we want. Any one built with them and…

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sionghua
Apr 10, 2010 9:34 pm
Yellow
Yellow
10 April 2010

'Colours of PD Underlay?

'Colours of PD Underlay?
VIC

Hi Timmy, after a bit of running around red is blue at another carpet place! I was told that the colour of the underlay will indicate which…

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Yellow
Apr 10, 2010 10:13 pm
bigred
bigred
10 April 2010

Anyone building/ built the VICTORY 1800 with Burbank?

Anyone building/ built the VICTORY 1800 with Burbank?
VIC

Did you add on the alfresco area Big Red?? we changed the middle lounge room for the ensuite... and extended laundry... didnt have enough cash…

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bigred
Apr 10, 2010 11:27 pm
bigred
somewoman
somewoman
10 April 2010

Floor Plan Help

Floor Plan Help
1, 2

All good ideas, although I'd be concerned about the new bathroom arrangement with that one. Depending on how well insulated the walls are you would be far more likely to…

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somewoman
Apr 11, 2010 12:16 am
somewoman
royboy
royboy
11 April 2010

Building with Clarendon

Building with Clarendon
NSW

Hi Belinda whose Building with Clarendon, Waterfall design with Abbotsbury facade. Could you please put up any pictures of the progress being made. My wife and I are…

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royboy
Apr 11, 2010 11:48 am
SharonC
SharonC
11 April 2010

Limestone pavers - Perth - help needed!

Limestone pavers - Perth - help needed!
WA

Hi all Just wondering if anyone in Perth have used limestone pavers on their verandah/patio areas? We have limestone hue house bricks (midland brick) and red brick…

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SharonC
Apr 11, 2010 5:20 pm
VengaPalace
VengaPalace
11 April 2010

PD Access - How Long?

PD Access - How Long?
VIC

So 16 weeks is possible. Perhaps our SS isn't on top of his game. He has been telling us for two weeks now that the painters are on site but there certainly isn't any…

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VengaPalace
Apr 11, 2010 9:06 pm
Casa2
Casa2
11 April 2010

Half-Round Gutters

Half-Round Gutters
SA

I like the look of half round gutters (with the internal clips). I believe they are self cleaning, but can't tell you how they perform since my gutters won't be in for a…

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Casa2
Apr 11, 2010 10:21 pm
just Erin
just Erin
11 April 2010

Ensuit Door - Yes or No

Ensuit Door - Yes or No
1, 2

We're going without and having the big opening. Our toilet is in a seperate room behind the shower, but that has a…

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just Erin
Apr 11, 2010 11:07 pm
just Erin

Hi This is the first time I have ever posted on here, so I hope it works!! I am building my first home in Canning Vale WA and am stressing big time over external colour…

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NutmegSpice
Apr 12, 2010 1:05 am
aldavies3
aldavies3
12 April 2010

ARDEN ESTATE PAKENHAM

ARDEN ESTATE PAKENHAM
VIC

Hi Everyone, We are soon to start building in Arden Estate Pakenham with Carlisle Homes. Is there anyone else out there building in Arden, in particular Stage 7? …

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aldavies3
Apr 12, 2010 1:49 am
Rebecca1983
Rebecca1983
12 April 2010

Anyone building in Central Lakes Caboolture?

Anyone building in Central Lakes Caboolture?
NSW

Just wondering if there is anyone who is building in Central Lakes Caboolture, and if so, where are you up to?

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Rebecca1983
Apr 12, 2010 8:12 am
Rebecca1983
Rebecca1983
12 April 2010

How did your timeline go??

How did your timeline go??
VIC
1, 2

Our timeline has been crazy (all happened since mid January this year) -Had an initial look at land and homes we liked to get a ball park figure of cost to build what we…

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Rebecca1983
Apr 12, 2010 8:29 am
Yellow
Yellow
12 April 2010

Keysborough Metr*con Display Lindrum - internal wall colour

Keysborough Metr*con Display Lindrum - internal wall colour
VIC

Hi everyone, I was out looking at the display homes in Keysborough today and really liked the wall colour in the Dining / familiy area of…

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Yellow
Apr 12, 2010 12:59 pm


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