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Hels
Hels
5 April 2010

How long did your build take????

How long did your build take????

Hels...wow that was quick! I hope our build is that fast. I actually just looked at your blog and saw you are in Marriott Waters. That is where…

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Hels
Apr 05, 2010 8:52 pm
Hels
cazoraz
cazoraz
5 April 2010

Pictures of Austral Parchment Bricks?

Pictures of Austral Parchment Bricks?

ooh love those parchment bricks! *wistful sigh*

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cazoraz
Apr 05, 2010 8:59 pm
cazoraz
Trinity
Trinity
5 April 2010

Contract Clarification - Contract Schedule

Contract Clarification - Contract Schedule

In my HIA contract, it's in the Schedule. It is named "Time for completion - building period" and "Agreed damages for delays". Some larger builders develop their own…

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Trinity
Apr 05, 2010 9:30 pm
take2
take2
5 April 2010

Once tiling started, how much longer til finished??

Once tiling started, how much longer til finished??

Great Question We where just trying to work that out tonight as we have to give 2weeks notice on the rental and we need to book the concreter in for the driveway, floor…

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take2
Apr 05, 2010 9:52 pm
take2
belr22
belr22
5 April 2010

Only fair to share pictures :)

Only fair to share pictures :)
1, 2

hey there, we are in fawkner & looking to demo & rebuild at mo.. favouring M homes would you recommend them? also, do you know what the boundary setback from front was?…

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belr22
Apr 05, 2010 10:14 pm
fruitty
fruitty
6 April 2010

Building a Henley home

Building a Henley home
VIC
1, 2, 3

Door handles and 'small' things like that you can get an idea (or even exact) price before you even put your deposit down. The builder (Henley, Metricon, PD?) will have a…

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fruitty
Apr 06, 2010 1:08 pm
fruitty
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Bam
Apr 06, 2010 1:48 pm
Bam
Yellow
Yellow
6 April 2010

PD Laminex Cupboards

PD Laminex Cupboards
VIC

Hi Planning to have laminex - espresso ligna for kitchen and pantry cupboards and laminex - mushroom ligna for ensuites. I have just been told by one of the PD colour…

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Yellow
Apr 06, 2010 2:13 pm
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
6 April 2010

Builder violates contract. What options do I have?

Builder violates contract. What options do I have?
VIC

Since you are in Victoria, do contact Building Advice and Conciliation Victoria. BACV is a one-stop shop for consumers and builders providing free advice and assistance to…

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rocketleaves
Apr 06, 2010 2:29 pm
jenni9546
jenni9546
6 April 2010

Damage to crossover. Help please!!

Damage to crossover. Help please!!
VIC

Well I went to the council today and they told me that it is the developers resposibility as the estate is yet to be passed over to the council. They sent the notice of…

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jenni9546
Apr 06, 2010 5:12 pm
Trish
Trish
6 April 2010

Does anyone know which builder builds those houses?

Does anyone know which builder builds those houses?

The design is similar to each other and the front doors are exactly the same. Anyone know which builder builds…

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Trish
Apr 06, 2010 5:59 pm
Trish
Alex
Alex
6 April 2010

Questions about building to lock up stage

Questions about building to lock up stage
VIC

Thanks for that Little Misses, appreciate the tips. I'll keep scouting around for the builder that 'feels' right for my home and take it from there. Good luck with your…

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Alex
Apr 06, 2010 6:07 pm
robinred55
robinred55
6 April 2010

Reverse Living Builders - Melbourne Metro North

Reverse Living Builders - Melbourne Metro North
VIC

Hi Flukey, I can't answer your questions but just wanted to say congratulations on taking the plunge. I'd love to do the reverse thing however we're building our…

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robinred55
Apr 06, 2010 6:26 pm
jessie87
jessie87
6 April 2010

Slab Stage Inspection - Help!

Slab Stage Inspection - Help!

Hey, We had our slab inspected and they do it afterwards. He told us that he wants to come a couple days after for it to settle.....

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jessie87
Apr 06, 2010 8:22 pm
andy
andy
6 April 2010

First time building - At Frame Stage

First time building - At Frame Stage
VIC

There are many forums here that recommend good building inspectors and I suggest paying a few bucks is well worth the peace of mind. It also keeps the builders on their…

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andy
Apr 06, 2010 10:33 pm
n&n02
n&n02
6 April 2010

Buying tiles from a shop not nominated/ preferred by builder

Buying tiles from a shop not nominated/ preferred by builder

We decided to buy our own tiles but use our builders tiler to lay them. We have seen our builder's tiler's work and it is fantastic so we didn't…

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n&n02
Apr 06, 2010 10:35 pm
SinkOrSwim
SinkOrSwim
6 April 2010

Feedback on our plans?

Feedback on our plans?

Jesstibb A laundry chute is on our wish list but the bathroom is not quite directly over the laundry. I will be asking our builder about the possibilities this week...…

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SinkOrSwim
Apr 07, 2010 12:58 am
PotentialBuilder
PotentialBuilder
7 April 2010

Custom Builder price guide

Custom Builder price guide

Thanks for the replies. I should have pointed out that we are planning on splitting the property into two town houses, with small-medium complexity (a tight angle in one…

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PotentialBuilder
Apr 07, 2010 7:04 am
Rowena
Rowena
7 April 2010

Corner or sideways block house plans??

Corner or sideways block house plans??

Hi Caz, We tend to build a lot of ranch or farmhouse style homes so may have a few designs you could be interested in. check out:

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Rowena
Apr 07, 2010 12:49 pm
Rowena
chasey
chasey
7 April 2010

External colours - help please !!

External colours - help please !!
NSW

Hi We are building with EB at the Ponds Sydney and have just been to the PGH display centre and are very confused with brick selection. We like Barramundi for our roof…

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chasey
Apr 07, 2010 2:53 pm
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somewoman
Apr 07, 2010 4:52 pm
somewoman
MadCow
MadCow
7 April 2010

PD Clipsal Electrical Appoinment - What to expect

PD Clipsal Electrical Appoinment - What to expect
VIC

Ok, I have found a complete list of extra electrical items from the electrical supplier which my builder uses, hope this list helps people budgeting for extra electrical…

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MadCow
Apr 07, 2010 4:59 pm
trm
trm
7 April 2010

What do you think of our plans

What do you think of our plans
NSW

Thanks to everyone for your comments. Karry, Kyton and Sharee, I have changed the plan around based on the suggestions. http://i40.tinypic.com/2jdkhtk.jpg I guess this…

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trm
Apr 07, 2010 11:20 pm
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
7 April 2010

have you seen this tile??

have you seen this tile??
WA

if anyone can help im chasing about another 10 of these tiles. i got them from my friends family who own a tiling company as a discontinued line.…

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sharky55_shan
Apr 08, 2010 12:27 am
sharky55_shan
Hels
Hels
23 April 2010

where did my post go??

where did my post go??

Why not just type it in here and then highlight the and ctrl C to copy. If the browser fails you just paste it back again. Heaps easier than using word aswell ::wink::

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Hels
Apr 23, 2010 7:15 pm
Hels
16.SFC
16.SFC
8 April 2010

Piara Waters WA - How long for council approval ?

Piara Waters WA - How long for council approval ?
WA

Took about 3 months for us to be granted the Building Licence, but that did include the Christmas break.

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16.SFC
Apr 08, 2010 12:41 pm
16.SFC
cherub
cherub
8 April 2010

Merbau Fencing/ Gate problem

Merbau Fencing/ Gate problem
VIC

That would be the tannins leeching out, hose the timber down a couple of times a day to speed up the process. Any stains can be removed with liquid chlorine diluted 1:10…

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cherub
Apr 08, 2010 3:36 pm
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


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