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trm
trm
25 March 2010

Sloping Site Sydney - Advice Needed

Sloping Site Sydney - Advice Needed
NSW

I have sketched up the kit home in google sketch up. There will be windows on the side but I just didn't get around to drawing them. http://i43.tinypic.com/zqxvt.jpg

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trm
Mar 25, 2010 9:00 pm
lyndal_2004
lyndal_2004
25 March 2010

Aaron J Homes anyone???

Aaron J Homes anyone???
VIC

Hi there, we paid our $1500 today as our deposit, going to build The Rio in Drouin VIC - they have been very friendly so far

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lyndal_2004
Mar 25, 2010 11:03 pm
lyndal_2004
G_girl
G_girl
26 March 2010

Final Payment

Final Payment

Thank you all for the replies. We have requested that the due date be changed as our PCI is only tommorrow. We havent received a reply yet. I just want to get this over…

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G_girl
Mar 26, 2010 1:57 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
26 March 2010

Underground power connection.

Underground power connection.
VIC

40metres, my house will be about 7m. from the street pole, 3 phase.

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McKinnon
Mar 26, 2010 8:54 am
Ingle Farm
Ingle Farm
26 March 2010

Would you go back to the drawing board?

Would you go back to the drawing board?

the same thing happened to me, i walked away i thought if they are being that careless at this stage can you imagine what they are going to be like with me through the…

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Ingle Farm
Mar 26, 2010 1:03 pm
MBBN
MBBN
26 March 2010

Haymes 'Silver Screen' wall paint: anyone used this????

Haymes 'Silver Screen' wall paint: anyone used this????

Nope, it's not to brown at all. I've got alot of clients that are using it at the moment (I'm an interior designer)....i'll see if I can find a photo. Oak Buff is the browner one.

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MBBN
Mar 26, 2010 2:32 pm
Helyn
Helyn
26 March 2010

Buying a new land and build vs Home and Land package

Buying a new land and build vs Home and Land package
NSW

You have no say about finishes/fittings or ceiling height and so one... ::hyst:: Not neccesarily - I have lazily copied this answer I made on…

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Helyn
Mar 26, 2010 5:50 pm
Helyn
stmz64
stmz64
26 March 2010

Service Duct Locations

Service Duct Locations
QLD

Hi All, I am currently in the process of building an individually designed residential home in SE QLD. The design was done by the building company's own designer. This…

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stmz64
Mar 26, 2010 7:49 pm
WenZi07
WenZi07
26 March 2010

Help for Newington 36

Help for Newington 36
VIC

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I am going to build Newington 36 with Carlisle homes. Because this is a double story house, and I would like to do the pre-wiring for…

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WenZi07
Mar 26, 2010 10:39 pm
tempura
tempura
26 March 2010

Sarking not Standard

Sarking not Standard

don't you hate this kind of stuff .. ..... haizzzzz

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tempura
Mar 26, 2010 11:31 pm
tempura
tempura
tempura
27 March 2010

Which Ducted Air-Con did you go with? Or are going with?

Which Ducted Air-Con did you go with? Or are going with?

the deluxe controller? $199 each. Unfortunately you can only control up to 4 zones from the controller and I have 6. So i won't be able to use…

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tempura
Mar 27, 2010 7:34 am
tempura
mpcj
mpcj
27 March 2010

WIR fitted shelves

WIR fitted shelves

Any 'robe' manufacturer can do them - that's who did ours. Not sure if you get the local paper in your area, but check the adverts in there if you do....you may find a local!

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mpcj
Mar 27, 2010 10:26 am
mpcj
klscomps
klscomps
27 March 2010

Fencing Question....anyone had experience with this?

Fencing Question....anyone had experience with this?

Hi, Have a look at the following link http://www.thefencefactory.com.au It shows a colorbond fence with sleepers underneath it. A relative…

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klscomps
Mar 27, 2010 11:33 am
Southies
Southies
27 March 2010

Insulation Batt Question - Urgent Reply Needed

Insulation Batt Question - Urgent Reply Needed
VIC

What a load of **** :evil: . If they've put up the plaster,…

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Southies
Mar 27, 2010 12:32 pm
Southies
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
27 March 2010

Concrete VS Double brick

Concrete VS Double brick

Insitu pouring :: Love it. Expressions of Interest(EOI)

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onc_artisan
Mar 27, 2010 11:05 pm
onc_artisan
cherub
cherub
28 March 2010

Retaining Wall - who do I contact?

Retaining Wall - who do I contact?

Retaining wall would be on the boundary line with wall and footings on your side. Besser option is better for fencing reasons as post are concreted in to hollows in the…

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cherub
Mar 28, 2010 7:30 am
J&K
J&K
28 March 2010

How to know Soil test was done

How to know Soil test was done

Bore holes are often filled back in and may not be easily identifiable. You report should also show a contour plan with the bore holes located and numbered. The report…

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J&K
Mar 28, 2010 8:07 am
J&K
Belial
Belial
28 March 2010

HOW TO POST PHOTOS

HOW TO POST PHOTOS

Already a guide for just this purpose - have a read http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1272

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Belial
Mar 28, 2010 9:56 am
Belial
jimnsal
jimnsal
28 March 2010

Council Approval Question

Council Approval Question

Hi Scaredy Cat, I'm no expert, but here are what I think you need to be aware of: - Any deposits you've already paid the current builder you may lose totally or part of -…

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jimnsal
Mar 28, 2010 11:29 am
jimnsal
Lex
Lex
28 March 2010

Between-the-Floors Insulation

Between-the-Floors Insulation
NSW
1, 2

That's exactly right - I would expect any such "internal" wall to be treated as external, ie. to get it insulated. Hopefully the builder thinks the same way.

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Lex
Mar 28, 2010 11:50 am
Lex
DAH
DAH
28 March 2010

Anyone heard of? or built with ?

Anyone heard of? or built with ?
VIC
1, 2

Hi Everyone Has anybody built with Watersun? we are building Bowen 2600 series.

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DAH
Mar 28, 2010 2:39 pm

So.. whilst the boys are playing poker bout to watch the footy.. im going to do some online shopping.. ive been on ebay for the last hour and i hate being OUTBID!!!…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
DL-23
DL-23
28 March 2010

Our House on Dune St

Our House on Dune St
VIC

Kel, Looks great. Looking foward to seeing it go up (nice and quick too). DL

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DL-23
Mar 28, 2010 10:18 pm
lyndal_2004
lyndal_2004
28 March 2010

We're Building...Well Soon

We're Building...Well Soon
VIC

Hi Benji, are you building the Rio? We are going to be building The Rio and havce just paid our initial deposit, there isnt many reviews around…

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lyndal_2004
Mar 28, 2010 10:48 pm
lyndal_2004
Judie
Judie
28 March 2010

Permits - Should it be me or the builder filling these out?

Permits - Should it be me or the builder filling these out?

The builder lodged all the permits for us. The only ones I had to do were the demo one (which the demo guy filled in for me anyway) and the driveway levels. Judie

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Judie
Mar 28, 2010 11:11 pm
Judie
dream home1
dream home1
28 March 2010

Building with Hickinbotham

Building with Hickinbotham
SA

Hi, Iam building with Hicks in Christie downs. Builder signed plans on september 25th 2009. Plans submitted in council on october. Development plan consent approval on…

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dream home1
Mar 28, 2010 11:25 pm
Band of Gypsies
Band of Gypsies
29 March 2010

Ceiling paint color?

Ceiling paint color?

Thanks for the quick replies. Does anyone have any photos?

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Band of Gypsies
Mar 29, 2010 7:09 am
Band of Gypsies
kek
kek
29 March 2010

PAINTING A FRONT DOOR TWO COLOURS?

PAINTING A FRONT DOOR TWO COLOURS?

I am having my front door stained Jarrah, what would be an internal colour sample/choice, which is close to Jasper. That it could be…

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kek
Mar 29, 2010 7:45 am
kek
rlay1
rlay1
29 March 2010

ICF?

ICF?

theoneandonly: From my experience it is definately not cheaper! I think you'd find the price to be somewhere between brick veneer and double brick. Some big ticket items…

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rlay1
Mar 29, 2010 8:53 am
Bagheera
Bagheera
29 March 2010

What Spa Bath and are you happy?

What Spa Bath and are you happy?

yeah - that's the idea - thanks justcamping - looking forward to a serious pruning session ::wink::

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Bagheera
Mar 29, 2010 11:16 am
Pepto471
Pepto471
29 March 2010

Cost of extending garage

Cost of extending garage

position of crossover is determined by developer of land. I am sure you can sit your house anywhere you like, as long as you are within the developer and council's…

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Pepto471
Mar 29, 2010 1:34 pm
Pepto471
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
29 March 2010

Fibre Optic Setup

Fibre Optic Setup

We also have fibre optic for our estate. You don't have to get it done during the build but it will be easier if it's done as part of the electrical wiring. Whether it is…

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Fernyhouse
Mar 29, 2010 1:40 pm
clarej
clarej
29 March 2010

Soil test results in Harrisons View, Laurimar Est. stage 11

Soil test results in Harrisons View, Laurimar Est. stage 11
VIC

thanks so far everyone. Apparently due to the amount of fill on our block in stage 11 they may need to upgrade to a higher grade slab :( Now would be the handiest time to…

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clarej
Mar 29, 2010 4:37 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
29 March 2010

Anyone else waiting for land in Mernda Villages?

Anyone else waiting for land in Mernda Villages?

Stockland have been dragging their feet... our crossover still hasn't been concreted, they dug it out about 4 weeks ago and stayed like that…

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House-To-Be
Mar 29, 2010 8:55 pm
lachjor
lachjor
29 March 2010

Lock Up To Handover - How Long

Lock Up To Handover - How Long

Our builder has said 10-12 weeks from lock-up to get to practical completion, an extra 2 weeks to do their own final checks, PCI, then another 2 weeks to fix any things…

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lachjor
Mar 29, 2010 9:04 pm
lachjor
kek
kek
30 March 2010

Urgent Please Need help!!!!!

Urgent Please Need help!!!!!

Some won't allow variations at all after contract signing. They're not obliged to.... Supply issues are a different thing altogether. If an item you've selected is no…

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kek
Mar 30, 2010 8:21 am
kek
confused1
confused1
30 March 2010

complaints against builders

complaints against builders
NSW

thought i would give an update our issue could not get resolved and have been recommended to take it to a tribunal to see if we can recover anything...does anyone have…

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confused1
Mar 30, 2010 10:10 am
andy_min
andy_min
30 March 2010

Land Release 10am at Oran Park tomorrow 27th March NSW

Land Release 10am at Oran Park tomorrow 27th March NSW
NSW

We spent most of our time looking at the display homes. A bit disappointed with Clarendon and AV Jennings homes. The fixtures on the Clarendon homes are a…

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andy_min
Mar 30, 2010 10:30 am
andy_min
rupz
rupz
30 March 2010

Missed tender expiry by 12 days ..... plz help !!

Missed tender expiry by 12 days ..... plz help !!

hi Nic, if possible you should talk to your builder and check if tender date can be extended. I have learned that you need to be on your toes and be more proactive so that…

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rupz
Mar 30, 2010 10:34 am
Yellow
Yellow
30 March 2010

Soil Test - East / South East Melbourne

Soil Test - East / South East Melbourne
VIC

Hi Has anyone done their own soil test to check the results against your builders soil test report? If so can anyone recommend any soil test people around East or South…

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Yellow
Mar 30, 2010 12:10 pm
Jodie80
Jodie80
30 March 2010

PCI is the house cleaned for it?

PCI is the house cleaned for it?

Yep, the cleaner should be in before your PCI, and then there should be another clean just before handover :) Its a fairly decent clean (well mine was anyway!!), except for…

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Jodie80
Mar 30, 2010 3:13 pm
Jodie80
Linor501
Linor501
30 March 2010

What is a Bulkhead!!

What is a Bulkhead!!
NSW

Hi, I read a blog... A builder built a bulk head because they could not hide the water pipes any other way... :shock:

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Linor501
Mar 30, 2010 3:55 pm
Linor501
mrsnrub
mrsnrub
30 March 2010

Looking at building with Allworth Homes @ The Ponds

Looking at building with Allworth Homes @ The Ponds
NSW
1, 2

Hi Is there anyone who already built concerto with alloworth? If yes can you post some pictures as I am really not sure what to do.....…

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mrsnrub
Mar 30, 2010 4:57 pm
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
30 March 2010

Colorbond v. Powdercoat

Colorbond v. Powdercoat
SA

As far I know it's the warranty. Normal powdercoating doesn't have warranty for discolouration or corrosion due to scratches.

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mrs_smith
Mar 30, 2010 5:55 pm
mrs_smith
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
30 March 2010

Considering submitting an offer on a block, but it's sloping

Considering submitting an offer on a block, but it's sloping
QLD

We were thinking about a slopping block but after talking to builders we understood that a block slopping by a…

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ebyelyakov
Mar 30, 2010 6:38 pm
ebyelyakov
Casa2
Casa2
30 March 2010

Piering

Piering
NSW

About $80 per metre of piering. You should be able to check the depth before they pour the concrete.

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Casa2
Mar 30, 2010 7:25 pm
pman
pman
30 March 2010

Land survey pre-requisite

Land survey pre-requisite
NSW

I spoke to the sales guy from the land developer and he said typically it is done once the land is settlted. I was quite surprised that they would think like this. The…

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pman
Mar 30, 2010 9:52 pm
ken007
ken007
30 March 2010

PCI ?

PCI ?

The less than 24 hours notice wasn't a huge surprise because this PCI kept getting postponed over the last few weeks. Credit to the builder, about 95% of the defects we…

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ken007
Mar 30, 2010 10:00 pm
ken007


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