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Mtfranklin
Mtfranklin
11 February 2010

BUILDING A WISDOM INSPIRATION 29 @ PONDS

BUILDING A WISDOM INSPIRATION 29 @ PONDS
NSW
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Rockmelon, I'm still considering frame inspection. Most ppl here in home1 had an independent building inspector for their frame inspection. I guess its a small price to…

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Mtfranklin
Feb 11, 2010 6:52 am
oze
oze
11 February 2010

Financial Details to Builder

Financial Details to Builder

LOL....I love the you show me yours if I show you mine...LOL. Thanks everyone for your responses :) Turns out PD need some evidence that we have accepted the loan. The…

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oze
Feb 11, 2010 8:11 am
oze
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 February 2010

Weepholes

Weepholes

Typically weepholes are included in the external leaves of cavity walls in the course directly above damp proof courses, flashing and cavity fill, and at the bottom of the…

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onc_artisan
Feb 11, 2010 10:13 am
onc_artisan
Rex
Rex
11 February 2010

Left Over Bricks

Left Over Bricks

I asked our SS when building started if we could keep the leftovers and he said no worries. So over xmas break I moved them all to the back of our place.... hard work but…

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Rex
Feb 11, 2010 10:58 am
CiNnY
CiNnY
11 February 2010

Henley

Henley
VIC

Hi Ciny, we are building up on Pinnacle Views, the blocks are not titled yet and you will see they have only really been released. If you look at…

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CiNnY
Feb 11, 2010 12:57 pm
shellb78
shellb78
11 February 2010

Comments on our revised houseplan please

Comments on our revised houseplan please

Ha ha ha - I was having a blond moment then ShelB - I saw your reply and though.... oh no. I just wrote that, I wonder how the computer…

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shellb78
Feb 11, 2010 1:52 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 February 2010

Public liability insurance for DIY kitchen fitting

Public liability insurance for DIY kitchen fitting

Best you get a quote from an insurance broker... Since it would be a once off it shouldn't be too expensive :wink: You have all the details, and go local so the rep knows what…

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onc_artisan
Feb 11, 2010 5:27 pm
onc_artisan
kateypink
kateypink
11 February 2010

Building PD Queenstown - advice needed on colour

Building PD Queenstown - advice needed on colour
VIC

Go into hopetoun endlessly and look look look Also wattyl paint samples are available from Mitre 10

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kateypink
Feb 11, 2010 6:15 pm
kateypink
kateypink
11 February 2010

Freaked out about toilets?

Freaked out about toilets?

Our tradies used ours and there was no water available. They kept using them the result was in describable!!! I am demanding the builder pays for a cleaner before we…

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kateypink
Feb 11, 2010 6:18 pm
radiuz
radiuz
11 February 2010

First Impression - GMH vs Rycon

First Impression - GMH vs Rycon

Armed with my custom plans I had appointments with both these companies. My experience with GM* was less than desirable. After trekking all the way to Doreen to meet up…

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radiuz
Feb 11, 2010 8:03 pm
Candylea
Candylea
11 February 2010

What is included on the floor?

What is included on the floor?

Could be you get whatever comes standard with the house... if that is anything.. read the small print - or - just ask :wink:

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Candylea
Feb 11, 2010 8:51 pm
Candylea
kateypink
kateypink
11 February 2010

What would you do / what can we do SO MANY MISTAKES!!!

What would you do / what can we do SO MANY MISTAKES!!!
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I know who Ashley Moran works for so I know which builder it is. We built with them aswell and had several issues at PCI and handover.…

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kateypink
Feb 11, 2010 10:31 pm
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
12 February 2010

How far in advance is your handover date booked?

How far in advance is your handover date booked?

Thanks for your responses! The building was travelling so well before xmas. Then I went on a 3 week holiday and returned in the new year to a not…

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Fiffaro
Feb 12, 2010 7:22 am
Shelz
Shelz
12 February 2010

Charlie's Place | PHOTOS! |

Charlie's Place | PHOTOS! |
VIC
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Hey Charlie, Your home is beauuuuutiful :: :: :: :: I love how the colours work together & I really love the features walls!!!! I noticed you moved the back window in the…

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Shelz
Feb 12, 2010 8:38 am
kirsada
kirsada
12 February 2010

Fascia and gutter colour: HELP!

Fascia and gutter colour: HELP!

No probs. You could post your colour selections in Michelle's decorating forum as she is fabulous!!

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kirsada
Feb 12, 2010 9:22 am
kirsada
Belial
Belial
12 February 2010

Building Standards

Building Standards

Also i *think* most public libraries have copies of the BCA and possibly some of the australian standards. usually they are for in library use, ie can't be borrowed.…

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Belial
Feb 12, 2010 9:33 am
Belial
borg
borg
12 February 2010

Air con not big enough??

Air con not big enough??

20kwatts is not necessarily more energy efficient. If you worried about energy efficiency do not run all six zones at once.

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borg
Feb 12, 2010 12:18 pm
borg
TamDaz
TamDaz
12 February 2010

Insurance for building - HELP PLEASE.

Insurance for building - HELP PLEASE.
SA

Thank you so much Tranceozzy. I will be sure to follow that up. We have current house and contents insurance with CGU, so was hoping to go through them if needed. Will…

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TamDaz
Feb 12, 2010 5:58 pm
utesrock
utesrock
12 February 2010

Advice on change requested by builder

Advice on change requested by builder

Great news btherl, glad it worked out for you. ::

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utesrock
Feb 12, 2010 6:03 pm
Rusty311
Rusty311
12 February 2010

Sewer Inspection point and Manhole

Sewer Inspection point and Manhole
SA

There is an Aus company that has complied with Aus Standards. Not sure about cost of if you can fill with Dirt / Turf But here is one of their products.

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Rusty311
Feb 12, 2010 7:01 pm
MissLotus
MissLotus
12 February 2010

Recommendations for Draftsman?

Recommendations for Draftsman?
VIC

To either extend up or knock down the house and rebuild. But at the moment, I was…

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MissLotus
Feb 12, 2010 7:42 pm
ani
ani
12 February 2010

Blue's house in Yanchep - final inspection!!!!!

Blue's house in Yanchep - final inspection!!!!!
WA
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Wow Blue, how exciting! Keep us posted! I can't wait to hear how final inspection went!

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ani
Feb 12, 2010 8:31 pm
ani
Polo
Polo
13 February 2010

Site costs for Lyndarum

Site costs for Lyndarum
VIC

Hi, I'm building in Aurora Estate, sorry I can't give you a figure on my site cost because it is fixed. There are alot of site costs discussion on this forum, therefore I…

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Polo
Feb 13, 2010 1:23 pm

My site supervisor changed on me during the Australia Day week and make sure they are up to date and know all the details you have told your previous supervisor. It…

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noddyninja
Feb 13, 2010 7:07 pm
noddyninja
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 February 2010

Houspect Building Inspections

Houspect Building Inspections

Hey Al,, I rang Alex today (supporting the forum advertisers ;) ) and he is inspecting a possible purchase for us on Tuesday. I will report back soon but so far very…

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mattwalker
Feb 13, 2010 11:14 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 February 2010

Building Inspectors

Building Inspectors
VIC

I will let you know if Alex from Urban is any good after Tuesday...he is doing a dual report for us!

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mattwalker
Feb 13, 2010 11:21 pm
mattwalker
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
14 February 2010

Is it worth to build a 6-start energy homes?

Is it worth to build a 6-start energy homes?
1, 2, 3

Okay, my subjective experience. :) I've lived in a number of west facing houses and two north facing houses and orientation makes a difference. A…

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Zerosignal
Feb 13, 2010 11:44 pm
leebuild
leebuild
14 February 2010

PRESTART - What did you do and how much did you spend ?

PRESTART - What did you do and how much did you spend ?
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yes would love to see. we are hoping to tile to ceiling in ensuite and bathroom with a 200 x 600 tile and are a little scared . building a commodore house through wahc. We…

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leebuild
Feb 14, 2010 9:38 pm
take2
take2
14 February 2010

Oh No We have to change the deck railings!

Oh No We have to change the deck railings!

Thanks Guys We could not change any levels as the backyard is already on a slope downhill so that would end up in more retaining, and the deck is already up. Suh I am…

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take2
Feb 14, 2010 9:42 pm
take2
take2
take2
14 February 2010

Scyon matrix cladding vs linea/stria cladding

Scyon matrix cladding vs linea/stria cladding

We have used the stria cladding on our house, it gives a clean lines not as busy as linea, there also has been a lot of…

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take2
Feb 14, 2010 9:47 pm
take2
faerie
faerie
15 February 2010

Reasonable $ per meter for fencing

Reasonable $ per meter for fencing

We are building in the South Eastern suburbs, if someone could pm me some details for a good fencer that would be fantastic. :D

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faerie
Feb 15, 2010 10:17 am
faerie
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mummagoose
Feb 15, 2010 10:59 am
Twiggy
Twiggy
15 February 2010

Shire of Mitchell

Shire of Mitchell
VIC

Pretty much all it says on there is that you have to apply for a permit if you have 3+ of a certain animal - which is the same as what we have here in Hume. But they way…

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Twiggy
Feb 15, 2010 1:26 pm
Twiggy
van
van
15 February 2010

Baybreeze 27 Stylemaster Homes

Baybreeze 27 Stylemaster Homes
QLD

Thanks for that info! They seem to be offering a pretty good package atm with their upgrades..but you're right about the colourbond roof thing..cheaper to go…

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van
Feb 15, 2010 2:15 pm
heater07
heater07
15 February 2010

Colourbond roof - scratched?

Colourbond roof - scratched?

great. thanks for yourhelp.

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heater07
Feb 15, 2010 2:34 pm
sleven
sleven
15 February 2010

Floor tiles

Floor tiles

I am going for DARK tiles and DARK grout - after having light tiles with light grout in our current house (that we are about to rip up and replace before we put it on the…

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sleven
Feb 15, 2010 5:18 pm
sleven
sleven
sleven
15 February 2010

Is it normal to be this stressed?

Is it normal to be this stressed?

Maybe too late for your colour selection Riverton, but hopefully I catch some other stressed out colour confused peeps! I have been a subscriber to house magazines for a…

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sleven
Feb 15, 2010 5:29 pm
sleven
Bam
Bam
15 February 2010

Hot Water System Recommendations please :)

Hot Water System Recommendations please :)
VIC

Hijack away Eskay40 :lol: Anything you ask on the topic will simply give me more info! I didnt get a chance to get pricing on hot water systems - such a hectic day ::hyst:: But I…

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Bam
Feb 15, 2010 6:37 pm
Bam
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
15 February 2010

Damn THIEVES! Way to start the week

Damn THIEVES! Way to start the week
VIC

Happens all the time mate. I've seen it happening - usually around 10pm at night cops will come if you call them…

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Zerosignal
Feb 15, 2010 7:23 pm
van
van
15 February 2010

Building with stylemaster

Building with stylemaster
QLD

Hey guys..! would love to hear how your experience with Stylemaster was....and love pictures! we are going to build the baybreeze 27...

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van
Feb 15, 2010 8:18 pm
fruitty
fruitty
15 February 2010

Non-structual change after signing - PD ACCESS HELP!

Non-structual change after signing - PD ACCESS HELP!
VIC

We are paying too much for this house to simply give in. I am going to tell them to simple change the order, I don't care what order has been…

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fruitty
Feb 15, 2010 9:35 pm
fruitty
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
16 February 2010

Floor tiles or Timber ???

Floor tiles or Timber ???

I think it is a personal choice and usage patterns that will determine the type of floor. Our choice was simple - timber everywhere excluding wet areas, balcony, porch and…

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ebyelyakov
Feb 16, 2010 9:12 am
ebyelyakov
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 February 2010

Margins on Upgrades

Margins on Upgrades

We do :: ... and is a good reason to stay above ground :wink:

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onc_artisan
Feb 16, 2010 10:37 am
onc_artisan
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
16 February 2010

First inspection - any tips?

First inspection - any tips?

From the top of my head viewtopic.php?f=31&t=29212&hilit=inspection+check+list There are others but I can't find them quickly enough :-/

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virgin-builder
Feb 16, 2010 4:34 pm
virgin-builder
shonzilla
shonzilla
16 February 2010

Is this overdone?

Is this overdone?
WA

Hi, I ended up choosing Surfmist tuscan effect - slight wood grain to it. Along with everything else Surfmist inc the front door. Not sure on the render at the moment,…

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shonzilla
Feb 16, 2010 5:54 pm
shonzilla
Nursepeter
Nursepeter
16 February 2010

Long delays building with SPH - Advice needed :-(

Long delays building with SPH - Advice needed :-(
1, 2

Yeah our only issue has been with the sales consultant. The sooner that monkey is off our back the better. I had a sit down meeting with the sales manager last week and…

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Nursepeter
Feb 16, 2010 7:30 pm
Nursepeter
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
16 February 2010

steel frame v wood frame

steel frame v wood frame
SA

I know carpenters spend 4 years learning their trade. Steel frame erectors I believe only need to do a 7 week course to get their…

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Hills Guy
Feb 16, 2010 7:31 pm


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