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just Erin
just Erin
15 April 2010

Looking For Someone To Make Me A Desk.....

Looking For Someone To Make Me A Desk.....
VIC

Thanks for that link Fel! We're looking at doing something similar too :D :D :D

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just Erin
Apr 15, 2010 9:55 pm
just Erin
Hels
Hels
15 April 2010

Arion estate - building with Taurus Homes

Arion estate - building with Taurus Homes
WA

Hi and welcome to the forum, all the best with your build.

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Hels
Apr 15, 2010 10:29 pm
Hels
kek
kek
15 April 2010

Gas pipe in cupboard for freestanding upright cooker & oven?

Gas pipe in cupboard for freestanding upright cooker & oven?

well done - i would be pissed off with this too. IMHO it would look cheap and nasty. We are having pot draws besides our freestanding cooker so…

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kek
Apr 15, 2010 10:34 pm
kek
boiselfish
boiselfish
15 April 2010

Anyone interested buying a block in Williams Landing?

Anyone interested buying a block in Williams Landing?
VIC

Toranado is correct. You need to follow these terms. You need to get approval from them prior to trying to…

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boiselfish
Apr 15, 2010 10:35 pm
jodie76
jodie76
15 April 2010

Our Home in Laurimar - Its Started - Finally!

Our Home in Laurimar - Its Started - Finally!
VIC

Good to hear you are getting there - Congrats! Look forward to seeing the photo's when you work out how to do it! It takes a bit of doing I must say - ::hyst::

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jodie76
Apr 15, 2010 10:53 pm
fruitty
fruitty
15 April 2010

Tilers done a crap job - what can we do?

Tilers done a crap job - what can we do?

hi ozzy bird im not sure which state you are in but in NSW/VIC there is a document titled 'guide to standards and tolerances' 2007 produced by…

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fruitty
Apr 15, 2010 11:45 pm
fruitty
SharonC
SharonC
16 April 2010

External Colour Help - Verandah Posts

External Colour Help - Verandah Posts
WA

Thanks everyone for helping me to make up my mind!! White it is! :D

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SharonC
Apr 16, 2010 1:14 am
budding_bright
budding_bright
16 April 2010

Sub-floor Basement

Sub-floor Basement

anyone got some rough idea of what this kind of thing (sub-floor basement with suspended slab) costs?

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budding_bright
Apr 16, 2010 10:47 am
dreamhome
dreamhome
16 April 2010

Austral Nougat bricks and Ebony Roof tile

Austral Nougat bricks and Ebony Roof tile
1, 2

The first thing I noticed about the Nougats was that alot of them seemed to be in poor condition when they were delivered. Alot seemed to have…

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dreamhome
Apr 16, 2010 10:58 am
dreamhome
Izzehz
Izzehz
16 April 2010

Site cleanup before settlement

Site cleanup before settlement

I agree with fruitty. I expect my house to be cleaned thouroughly. The yard however, will be my responsibility. I did not organise for them to do any landscaping. It is…

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Izzehz
Apr 16, 2010 11:29 am
SherWin
SherWin
16 April 2010

Framework Approval Query

Framework Approval Query

I've been receiving a scanned copy of our as each inspection is completed. Having said that, we have only just passed the framing…

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SherWin
Apr 16, 2010 2:26 pm
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
16 April 2010

Builder threatening to charge interest on incomplete house

Builder threatening to charge interest on incomplete house

For instance, in our site costs they included an $800 allowance for "builder to repair and/or replace kerbs and/or footpath if damaged during…

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jimmalenko
Apr 16, 2010 4:17 pm
grom40
grom40
16 April 2010

Is my builder very slow?

Is my builder very slow?
1, 2

Nice one The Brain ::lol:: I get the feeling you may be dreaming about an exceptionally fat and lazy hamster If it makes you feel any better Moodyfish I signed my contracts in…

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grom40
Apr 16, 2010 4:19 pm
grom40
dreamz
dreamz
16 April 2010

The Ponds- Alba

The Ponds- Alba
NSW

hi just catching up on old posts.. we ended up putting our block back on the market for alba 1. nw have secured one lot in alba 2.

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dreamz
Apr 16, 2010 11:01 pm
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
17 April 2010

Starting From Scratch.

Starting From Scratch.

Try visiting this website below, it contains a wealth of info http://www.archicentre.com.au/ You can also call up archicentre and request an information pack to be snail…

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rocketleaves
Apr 17, 2010 7:13 pm
issy jo
issy jo
17 April 2010

Downlights after build

Downlights after build

Hi, have you tried a forum search? I do remember reading a thread on downlights but I can't remember if it was on this forum or the 'General Discussion' one.

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issy jo
Apr 17, 2010 10:20 pm
issy jo
issy jo
issy jo
18 April 2010

Frame standards?

Frame standards?

Hi andy, if your in SA I can help you out. If not you can buy a copy through "SAI GLOBAL" http://infostore.saiglobal.com/store

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issy jo
Apr 18, 2010 10:33 am
issy jo
tpin70
tpin70
18 April 2010

Master Builder contract: Brisbane solicitor recommendations

Master Builder contract: Brisbane solicitor recommendations
QLD

Hi alfabeta. i've already pm'd you about something different. Stay away from the MBA/BSA contracts. They are designed to…

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tpin70
Apr 18, 2010 12:52 pm
Androb
Androb
18 April 2010

Fitting out a warehouse

Fitting out a warehouse

The warehouse is in Brunswick. I'm currently going through the planning process/ nightmare and at the same time finding out about and sourcing inexpensive and interesting…

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Androb
Apr 18, 2010 1:09 pm
Jw023
Jw023
18 April 2010

How can you check if your Flumes have been done properly ?

How can you check if your Flumes have been done properly ?

For exhaust fans, simply use a torch and shine light past the grill from inside the house, you should be able to see in between the fan blades (assuming its an axial fan)…

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Jw023
Apr 18, 2010 1:11 pm

Just adding in a picture of my Lundy Grey exterior too! It's a beautiful colour, a warm grey-beige. My door is also painted in…

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Vundaful!
Apr 18, 2010 1:24 pm
Vundaful!
Helyn
Helyn
18 April 2010

Narrow Lot Living

Narrow Lot Living
WA

OK, batesy - so you mean any windows to the sides may not bring in much light because they will be very close to double story walls of neighbours' houses? That makes…

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Helyn
Apr 18, 2010 3:58 pm
Helyn
Perth Builder
Perth Builder
18 April 2010

Question re: builder

Question re: builder

The builder maintains full control and ownership over the property until handover, every activity taking place during this period is his sole responsibility and he is…

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Perth Builder
Apr 18, 2010 6:01 pm
rosemi
rosemi
18 April 2010

Exterior colour advice

Exterior colour advice

Would be handy if you could include a link to a photo. Suggest that you host your photos with photobucket or some other photo hosting website and then provide links to the…

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rosemi
Apr 18, 2010 6:54 pm
rosemi
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 April 2010

Downpipes and soakwells

Downpipes and soakwells

There are stacks of existing threads relating to soakwells. Quite a few in landscape.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 18, 2010 7:38 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
18 April 2010

Imported Chinese tiles containing asbestos

Imported Chinese tiles containing asbestos

This is different from the story which ran in Feburary? http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news ... -ny7h.html I think you'll find that most tiles you have in your new…

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ibfragalot99
Apr 18, 2010 7:46 pm
ibfragalot99
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
18 April 2010

Yikes - 29% over PS for our first instalment!

Yikes - 29% over PS for our first instalment!

Just thought I should post an update. We sent a polite but strongly worded email outlining our concerns, and in turn our builder has been suitably apologetic about not…

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Elizabeth
Apr 18, 2010 7:59 pm
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erin
Apr 18, 2010 10:27 pm
mark299
mark299
19 April 2010

Render colors

Render colors

ok that is nice. I will upgrade to cedar windows. thanks

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mark299
Apr 19, 2010 1:48 am
Anne
Anne
19 April 2010

Independent site work company WA?

Independent site work company WA?
WA

Hi, we received 2 rough estimations for our site works with a huge difference (with 2 builders, difference of $25k!). Does anyone know a reliable independent site work…

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Anne
Apr 19, 2010 6:27 am
Yellow
Yellow
19 April 2010

Polyproplene Carpet or Nylon Carpet

Polyproplene Carpet or Nylon Carpet

Hi Has anyone used Polyproplene carpet. Can you please give recommendation on which carpet type is the best between Polyproplene and Nylon. Thanks Yellow

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Yellow
Apr 19, 2010 11:30 am
mervyn
mervyn
19 April 2010

Building in Berwick with Porter Davis

Building in Berwick with Porter Davis
VIC

Did anyone get Class M slab? It seems that most of soil report classified class H and builders charge…

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mervyn
Apr 19, 2010 1:13 pm
244sfc
244sfc
19 April 2010

PLEASE HELP - front fence - council approval

PLEASE HELP - front fence - council approval

Go toyour councils website and download the application form, this wil also show what planning is to be reqd with examples

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244sfc
Apr 19, 2010 1:27 pm
244sfc
ring09
ring09
19 April 2010

Changes at M...

Changes at M...

I have to agree with above - dont forget with the first homebuyers money that was offered all volume builders have a huge load of work, delayed site starts etc as they…

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ring09
Apr 19, 2010 2:14 pm
ring09
Candylea
Candylea
19 April 2010

gurlistar building Park Lane - update & PCI 27th April !!

gurlistar building Park Lane - update & PCI 27th April !!
WA
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Good to see you are nearly there :) I like the look of the door and the kitchen colours are looking good too. It reminds me of how clean everything looked before we moved…

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Candylea
Apr 19, 2010 4:15 pm
Candylea
Wheeza77
Wheeza77
19 April 2010

Anyone built/building with Rural Building Company in Perth

Anyone built/building with Rural Building Company in Perth
WA

Hi Wheeza77, I've been off the forum for a few weeks and just got back on tonight - so much to catch up on! I saw your thread and how you had…

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Wheeza77
Apr 19, 2010 5:21 pm
Bam
Bam
19 April 2010

Fencing Quotes - Melbourne Northern Suburbs - Mernda

Fencing Quotes - Melbourne Northern Suburbs - Mernda
VIC

Plenty Valley Fencing did part of our fencing (the only fencing we have so far :P ). Will look up what we paid for you... $357.50 for 5 meters of fencing - works out to be…

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Bam
Apr 19, 2010 6:15 pm
Bam

finished…

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trenty
Apr 19, 2010 6:38 pm
trenty
sara.alag
sara.alag
19 April 2010

Cost Estimates

Cost Estimates
WA

Thanks jimmalenko! Once we get quotes, we will keep everyone posted.

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sara.alag
Apr 19, 2010 6:53 pm
michaelharvey1982
michaelharvey1982
19 April 2010

People trespassing on our block - what are our rights?

People trespassing on our block - what are our rights?

I've seen people on site before too. Mostly they just seem to be having a closer look as they like the bricks etc. I don't think you can really do anything (especially…

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michaelharvey1982
Apr 19, 2010 6:56 pm
seast
seast
19 April 2010

Acreage Building - New Beith (near Spring Mountain)

Acreage Building - New Beith (near Spring Mountain)
QLD

Hi all - i am a new user to this forum - found some great info!! We are currently building a Jasper house on an acreage at Teviot Downs, New…

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seast
Apr 19, 2010 7:08 pm
seast
d@n
d@n
19 April 2010

Can anyone draw something to scale for me???

Can anyone draw something to scale for me???

I could probably do that... (although i'm not a draftsman or architect).

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d@n
Apr 19, 2010 7:45 pm
sidewinder
sidewinder
20 April 2010

Prestart timing

Prestart timing
WA

Hi everyone after some advice on when do you normally do prestart? We are building in WA waiting on titles. The block hasn't been finalised as yet so no site survey can…

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sidewinder
Apr 20, 2010 9:49 am
rlay1
rlay1
20 April 2010

ICF Plan

ICF Plan
SA

Thanks, build.my.dream.home. There is very little information available online from someone that has actually built using ICF. So I am happy to share my experiences for…

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rlay1
Apr 20, 2010 10:19 am
borg
borg
20 April 2010

Air Con - Have you checked yours?

Air Con - Have you checked yours?
NSW

no problems. I doubt my self too sometimes and I have been wrong know and again. :shock:

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borg
Apr 20, 2010 10:51 am
borg
borg
borg
20 April 2010

can my builder....

can my builder....

I think it was a given that the retaining wall was required. It looks unsafe to me. In this situation you need to look at the plans. What was approved on the plans. If the…

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borg
Apr 20, 2010 11:54 am
borg
zacrachhsv
zacrachhsv
20 April 2010

How to tell a Saline Slab? (Spring Farm, Camden)

How to tell a Saline Slab? (Spring Farm, Camden)

Hey Guys, First time poster here, i joined up a few months ago and have been soaking up the great information here and i have to say what a great forum you have here ::celeb:: I…

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zacrachhsv
Apr 20, 2010 12:19 pm
zacrachhsv
housemouse
housemouse
20 April 2010

Pulling the plug at tender stage - what can we expect??

Pulling the plug at tender stage - what can we expect??

Thanks Piper, I will see what the CSC comes back with first (she still hasn't replied to my email), but I will ask for the results of my site survey.

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housemouse
Apr 20, 2010 12:23 pm

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