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Elizabeth
Elizabeth
25 February 2010

Colorbond ... up close and personal

Colorbond ... up close and personal

Thanks Ari & Overwhelmed (to the latter, me too!). We'll go to one or the other ... St Andrews market via Laurimar, or Garden of St Erth via Caroline Springs ... sounds…

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Elizabeth
Feb 25, 2010 6:09 pm
janenguyen
janenguyen
25 February 2010

Removing a laminex kitchen benctop after handover

Removing a laminex kitchen benctop after handover

Hi Thanks for your replies The builders are willing to let me do the splashback after handover so cracking the splashback wont be a problem as l 'll get that done after l…

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janenguyen
Feb 25, 2010 6:17 pm
NevilleW
NevilleW
25 February 2010

Cost to install a capped water point for Fridge

Cost to install a capped water point for Fridge

Hi, If your fridge isn't far from your sink, why not just have a chat to your plumber to put a 1/2" tap under your sink & run a 1/4" PVC line alone the rear of kitchen…

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NevilleW
Feb 25, 2010 7:14 pm
Murray Douch
Murray Douch
25 February 2010

Meeting the First Home Builders Deadline

Meeting the First Home Builders Deadline

So my wife spoke to Wisdom Homes today, there have advised us that they have not yet applied for the construction certificate yet and that the application process will…

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Murray Douch
Feb 25, 2010 8:37 pm
Murray Douch
gpierce
gpierce
25 February 2010

anyone installed motor on garage door?

anyone installed motor on garage door?

Depends on how handy you are. For me, installing an opener on a panel lift door is really easy (assuming there's a power point already there to plug it into). Assembly…

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gpierce
Feb 25, 2010 8:43 pm
Jodie80
Jodie80
25 February 2010

How much did you spend after your build?

How much did you spend after your build?
VIC
1, 2

Well, i'm at the tail end of my build now, and so far i've had to pay for my tiles and i'll then need to pay for the tiler... and then later on i'll need to pay for the…

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Jodie80
Feb 25, 2010 10:29 pm
Jodie80
wonderland
wonderland
26 February 2010

How do I get a new phone number and internet

How do I get a new phone number and internet

Thank you SO much overwhelmed, that's exactly the info i was looking for!!! :D :D :: :: :z: :z: Thanks to everyone else for their recommendations! :D

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wonderland
Feb 26, 2010 9:34 am
wonderland
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
26 February 2010

Nice to have items "wish list"

Nice to have items "wish list"

buy house/land in area where you don't have to rely on the ridiculously expensive and slow telstra mobilenet for internet, as no cabling or ADSL…

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ebyelyakov
Feb 26, 2010 12:15 pm
ebyelyakov

Currently building a house in Albany WA, being built by WA BUILDERS who build in the COUNTRY :wink: Its past practical completion, they are currently just fixing all their…

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NCole
Feb 26, 2010 12:24 pm
toby
toby
26 February 2010

HOw much were your site costs

HOw much were your site costs

Thank you for your replys. Thanks for the thread recommendation. If I had wanted to do a search how do I look up different threads, I am a complete numpty on the computer. Cheers

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toby
Feb 26, 2010 1:18 pm
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
26 February 2010

Anyone know what KDHW flooring is?

Anyone know what KDHW flooring is?

We are going with a small building company, so we are making all the decisions ourselves. We have done the internal colours with an interior designed (very happy). Will…

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upsydaisy
Feb 26, 2010 2:22 pm
upsydaisy
Lee28
Lee28
26 February 2010

Join in Caesarstone?

Join in Caesarstone?

I agree, I just told the builder to shrink the bench. I think it would always annoy me too just knowing it was there. And if other people noticed it too and pointed it…

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Lee28
Feb 26, 2010 3:26 pm
Piper+1
Piper+1
26 February 2010

Who pays for gas and electricity during the build?

Who pays for gas and electricity during the build?

I've just received a form to sign so an electricity account can be set up on my land, but with me paying all the costs! I know it's going to be very different for…

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Piper+1
Feb 26, 2010 3:47 pm
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janenguyen
Feb 26, 2010 6:09 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
26 February 2010

Moving Sat -no hot water/heating/appliances til Thurs! Help!

Moving Sat -no hot water/heating/appliances til Thurs! Help!

we arranged to have our appliances done on the day of the handover. We trusted that everything was fixed as our SS was very good.. and it all was fixed when we had a final…

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wakeboardandy
Feb 26, 2010 7:25 pm
wakeboardandy
lisanne
lisanne
26 February 2010

help.. need to know this colour!

help.. need to know this colour!

Thankyou.. hoping to convince the bf on the lighter colours.. going tomorrow to boral to have a look.. also lisanne i was just looking at…

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lisanne
Feb 26, 2010 8:20 pm
Torrie77
Torrie77
26 February 2010

Vinyl Plank Flooring - does it look really fake?

Vinyl Plank Flooring - does it look really fake?

Ok found their property on the sold page thingy.....these are all the property pics but you can see a few with the floors showing...oh and the chooks!! This is the…

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Torrie77
Feb 26, 2010 9:18 pm
Polo
Polo
27 February 2010

Slab: Need some opinion on it please. Must Read for newbies

Slab: Need some opinion on it please. Must Read for newbies
1, 2

Hi all, After contacting the building surveyor in charge and also emailing him with photo's attached about my concerns, he sent his inspector out on site to inspect. The…

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Polo
Feb 26, 2010 11:32 pm
ozberg
ozberg
27 February 2010

What is common studs?

What is common studs?

Also check to ensure the frame is 90mm.

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ozberg
Feb 27, 2010 11:30 am
Rowena
Rowena
27 February 2010

how long til start after permits are back? m3tr1c0n

how long til start after permits are back? m3tr1c0n

We were told by our building company that by law the builder has to commence building within 21 days of the permit being issued. :th: :th: :th:

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Rowena
Feb 27, 2010 7:09 pm
Rowena
mpcj
mpcj
27 February 2010

Do you like dropped ceilings/bulkheads in the kitchen?

Do you like dropped ceilings/bulkheads in the kitchen?

I do I do - but only if the ceiling is high enough or else its too boxed in.

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mpcj
Feb 27, 2010 8:35 pm
mpcj
vivica7604
vivica7604
28 February 2010

looking for a builder in Victoria

looking for a builder in Victoria
VIC

I have been going crazy looking for a builder, can anyone recommend someone who is quite good? I'm going to build in South Morang

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vivica7604
Feb 28, 2010 12:50 am
andy
andy
28 February 2010

Fencing lagalities

Fencing lagalities

I never realised that fencing if not handled properly could turn out to be a issue that could go all the way to the supreme court (fencing handbook) . Iam sure in a new…

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andy
Feb 28, 2010 7:58 am
mscruse
mscruse
28 February 2010

If you built with PD, how long did it take?

If you built with PD, how long did it take?
VIC
1, 2

We built the Regent 23. Site scrape 24th August 09, handover 11th December 09....

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mscruse
Feb 28, 2010 9:28 am
myob412
myob412
28 February 2010

Land Surveyor Williams Landing

Land Surveyor Williams Landing
VIC

We are thinking of getting our land surveyed before the slab goes down- has anyone had this done and has anyone experienced any land size diference. Also can anyone…

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myob412
Feb 28, 2010 5:00 pm
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
28 February 2010

Garage door locking

Garage door locking

Thank you very much, Sierra and wakeboardandy. You have set my mind at rest on this. Sierra, your description is absolutely followable - I'll look for the locking link…

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Fiffaro
Feb 28, 2010 7:55 pm
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Fiffaro
Feb 28, 2010 8:25 pm
lizzy stardust
lizzy stardust
28 February 2010

Post contract variations, how much?

Post contract variations, how much?
1, 2

Our contract says $1000 per post contract variation plus a 25% builders margin on top of the cost of the variation. Needless to say we were very careful prior to contract…

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lizzy stardust
Feb 28, 2010 10:06 pm
lizzy stardust
Polo
Polo
1 March 2010

What was the most difficult stage of building your home?

What was the most difficult stage of building your home?

So far the slab stage is the most difficult for us, the workmanship is just plain shocking. Follow by getting the unconditional loan approval from the bank, where the bank…

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Polo
Feb 28, 2010 11:48 pm
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hiker
Mar 01, 2010 4:48 pm

I don't have a slab yet, but it's not far way - this Wednesday! It looks all set to go, I can't see anything else that needs to be prepared. I just spent this evening…

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Jeffsy
Mar 01, 2010 7:29 pm
MrsRose
MrsRose
1 March 2010

Outside Vented R/hoods & Extractor Fans - Heads Up

Outside Vented R/hoods & Extractor Fans - Heads Up
NSW

Thanks Southies!!! It would drive me crazy having roaches in a nice new kitchen (it drives me crazy currently in our rental!!!). Will definitely be investing in some mesh!

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MrsRose
Mar 01, 2010 7:47 pm
MrsRose
ani
ani
1 March 2010

Elemist's build @ Byford - Lots of happy snaps 23/2/10

Elemist's build @ Byford - Lots of happy snaps 23/2/10
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I'm getting a friend to do the sealer. He's a painter. I might get him to do the painting himself if its not too expensive

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ani
Mar 01, 2010 8:04 pm
ani
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anthonybaz
Mar 01, 2010 8:51 pm
Bek
Bek
1 March 2010

Electrical upgrades

Electrical upgrades

I actually don't think I will be able to do this as M in NSW operates differently to other states... apparently they don't have contractors, so their tradespeople are M's…

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Bek
Mar 01, 2010 9:53 pm

Are these weep holes in the correct level?

Are these weep holes in the correct level?

After moved in more than 12 months, I guess everything sort of cooled down a bit. Focusing more on work, kids and other stuffs. Haven't visited the forum for a…

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building.our.first.house
Mar 01, 2010 10:46 pm
building.our.first.house
Elzbeth
Elzbeth
2 March 2010

My off white mortar looks dark grey!

My off white mortar looks dark grey!

Thank you very much for your reassurance-it really looks like standard mortar and I was freaking out! Will keep you posted of anymore worries! Thanks again!

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Elzbeth
Mar 02, 2010 6:42 am

The front of the buildings face north.(about 5 degrees east of north) These drawings are the drafts, the finals I don't think I will post as I am hoping these will…

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onc_artisan
Mar 02, 2010 7:21 am
onc_artisan
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
2 March 2010

Can you pretty please help? PC inspection checklist

Can you pretty please help? PC inspection checklist

AND THEN just to top it off we're told our builder can't wait until I'm back in Perth for it as it's not within 5…

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mrs_smith
Mar 02, 2010 9:44 am
mrs_smith
dreamz
dreamz
2 March 2010

Conveyancers/ Solicitors

Conveyancers/ Solicitors
NSW

Anyone know any reasonably priced conveyancers out there.. Especially ones with no hidden costs part way through the process i.e disbursements in sydney?? Cheers

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dreamz
Mar 02, 2010 10:19 am
MNH
MNH
2 March 2010

Perth - Home and Land Package - Pre built

Perth - Home and Land Package - Pre built
WA

Yes Peet is a land developer. But as far as I know even though on their website it shows home and land packages, you still have to arrange your build through a builder. So…

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MNH
Mar 02, 2010 11:00 am
rj_louise
rj_louise
2 March 2010

COmpletion Dates??

COmpletion Dates??

When I met with our SS they said that they would be finished in 4 weeks, we would then have PCI, and then expect handover 2 weeks after that allowing for QA, Cert of Occ,…

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rj_louise
Mar 02, 2010 12:25 pm
rep334
rep334
2 March 2010

towels rails....toilet roll holders- are they standard?

towels rails....toilet roll holders- are they standard?

Sorry for short reply, wouldn`t you just ask the builder the question. Then he can say yes or no , why would people around the country know the answer , surley asking the…

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rep334
Mar 02, 2010 12:36 pm
oze
oze
2 March 2010

Location of thermostat

Location of thermostat

Thanks for your suggestions :) Thinking about it, I think we'll rule out the blue dot as it's the main walkway and would just stand out too much. I'm leaning towards the…

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oze
Mar 02, 2010 2:01 pm
oze
walker79
walker79
2 March 2010

PD Blanco Rangehood in promotion

PD Blanco Rangehood in promotion
VIC

Just found this if it helps http:// www. product review. com. au/ showitem.php?item_id=38427

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walker79
Mar 02, 2010 2:30 pm
walker79
happydog
happydog
2 March 2010

Estate Agent Help

Estate Agent Help
1, 2

thanks to everyone for their advice. The latest update is that after 5 or 6 weeks the section 32 is finally available. The agent has sent me a text message inviting me to…

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happydog
Mar 02, 2010 3:07 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
2 March 2010

Eden Brae Display Home Cornice & Skirts???

Eden Brae Display Home Cornice & Skirts???
NSW

I would suggest ringing their person on site, or talking to them when you are there next - they should be able to get the information for you

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joannapaulp
Mar 02, 2010 4:05 pm
Scaredy Cat
Scaredy Cat
2 March 2010

Hinging a 1200 door

Hinging a 1200 door

I know it's not a pivot door (we decided against one also), but here is our door with one sidelight. It's a personal thing, the sidelight issue.…

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Scaredy Cat
Mar 02, 2010 5:14 pm
aLLaNNa1
aLLaNNa1
2 March 2010

Question about requesting settlement delay

Question about requesting settlement delay
WA

Asked this question in another thread but no luck in getting any answers, so i though i'll ask here instead (sorry moderators if this isnt the appropriate place): We've…

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aLLaNNa1
Mar 02, 2010 6:22 pm
Fred Smith
Fred Smith
3 March 2010

Opinions on Dixon homes (Tamawood) and Hallmark please??

Opinions on Dixon homes (Tamawood) and Hallmark please??
QLD

The above mentioned builders are large volume / project type builders who rely on building hundreds of houses a year to: a) Get good buying power to make them a larger…

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Fred Smith
Mar 03, 2010 12:32 am


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