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Paul12
May 25, 2010 3:50 pm
huntclubber
huntclubber
25 May 2010

Evaporative cooling advise

Evaporative cooling advise

Hi ring09, Are you using this at the moment? If so is it noisy? Cool enough? My main concern is will the power of this cooling unit be enough to cool our home.

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huntclubber
May 25, 2010 3:52 pm
Crunchbone
Crunchbone
25 May 2010

Victorian FHOG time extension

Victorian FHOG time extension
VIC

Hi everyone Thanks VERY much for all of your replies - they certainly have put my mind at ease! I also rang up the SRO today (prior to seeing all of the replies from…

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Crunchbone
May 25, 2010 7:52 pm
wizard
wizard
25 May 2010

HOT WATER HELP!!

HOT WATER HELP!!

Too many panels results in wasted water, the rental we are in at the moment wastes nearly 5lt of water out of the overflow in summer because the 2 panels on our roof…

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wizard
May 25, 2010 9:12 pm
wizard
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locus
May 26, 2010 9:45 am
locus
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Nathan SteelFab
May 26, 2010 11:13 am
Nathan SteelFab
46fan
46fan
26 May 2010

Rain water tanks

Rain water tanks

Thanks cooped07,

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46fan
May 26, 2010 11:21 am
mark299
mark299
26 May 2010

Had PCI. Not Happy. Handover this week, what are our rights?

Had PCI. Not Happy. Handover this week, what are our rights?

That is good to know. Happy ending. I think the builder has done the right thing and helped you. From what you have explained, they may have had a case to not do it. but…

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mark299
May 26, 2010 12:14 pm
ring09
ring09
26 May 2010

Timber Floor Centre Preston - Anyone used them!!!!!

Timber Floor Centre Preston - Anyone used them!!!!!
VIC

Just interested if anyone has used them and what their quality of timber flooring is like????

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ring09
May 26, 2010 12:15 pm
ring09
somewoman
somewoman
26 May 2010

Calling our Flooring Guru's

Calling our Flooring Guru's
VIC

their laying fees should cover any prep work that they need to do. Worth asking them about it.

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somewoman
May 26, 2010 1:25 pm
somewoman
lealicious
lealicious
26 May 2010

First Home Owner Grant + Bonus

First Home Owner Grant + Bonus

Thanks everybody! Phew, now I can relax :) So an extra $2,000... not worth the wait I think. But I suppose that extra money can go towards other extras, like nicer tiles :)

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lealicious
May 26, 2010 1:38 pm
~Nic~
~Nic~
26 May 2010

Re designed Hamilton 278... Kitchen photos

Re designed Hamilton 278... Kitchen photos
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

:: :: :: Looks beautiful! Love the changes to the layout of the kitchen... gives you more benchspace without compromising anything else. More pics please??? :wink: Nic.

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~Nic~
May 26, 2010 2:32 pm
~Nic~
Kelly_girl
Kelly_girl
26 May 2010

MaxyB Family Home- We have Moved In + pics

MaxyB Family Home- We have Moved In + pics
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi MaxyB, How is it all going in the new place? Cant believe it has nearly been a month now! :D Not sure if you still…

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Kelly_girl
May 26, 2010 7:05 pm
Kelly_girl
poppamatic
poppamatic
26 May 2010

Ownit Homes - our experience thus far....

Ownit Homes - our experience thus far....
QLD

Hi bradgan Are you building with Ownit Homes too? How is your experience so far? Hope you're enjoying the building process.

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poppamatic
May 26, 2010 8:44 pm
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Rowena
May 26, 2010 9:59 pm
Rowena
pedro.lyn.josh
pedro.lyn.josh
26 May 2010

Building with Clarendon

Building with Clarendon

hi there good luck with your build. i just paid 700 for mine through a different company. only cause i thought it was fare for the contour reports provided for your land,…

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pedro.lyn.josh
May 26, 2010 10:09 pm
pedro.lyn.josh
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Crunchbone
May 26, 2010 10:27 pm
jenni9546
jenni9546
26 May 2010

Site start Monday!!!! I'm sooooooooo excited!!

Site start Monday!!!! I'm sooooooooo excited!!
VIC

Mark, that's great. I look forward to following your build too. It will be interesting to see how our builders track against each other. Slightly worrying about the lack…

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jenni9546
May 26, 2010 10:33 pm
TheAlbany
TheAlbany
26 May 2010

Terms used within threads? What they all mean ...

Terms used within threads? What they all mean ...

Im just happy i know what DH is now ... it was honestly doing my head in a bit. Oh well, now i can call my wife a DW in stead of 'my wife' in my threads ... lol :z: :z: :z:

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TheAlbany
May 26, 2010 11:14 pm
TheAlbany
Saville27
Saville27
27 May 2010

Land not registering for 6 mths + How have you found it all?

Land not registering for 6 mths + How have you found it all?
NSW
1, 2

Well done! Our conveyancer is useless and wouldn't be able to bargain her way out of a paper bag so of course we didn't get anything reduced :roll:

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Saville27
May 27, 2010 8:06 am
Saville27
huntclubber
huntclubber
27 May 2010

Driveway & Path

Driveway & Path
VIC

Have done few search but I didn't seem to find much useful.

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huntclubber
May 27, 2010 8:49 am
mauricito
mauricito
27 May 2010

Building with Simonds - Oxford, St Ives facade

Building with Simonds - Oxford, St Ives facade

Would love to know how you go with the doing the floors after Simonds are gone. We are builder the Simonds Cleo - but…

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mauricito
May 27, 2010 9:14 am
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Moonos21
May 27, 2010 1:28 pm
steffndaz
steffndaz
27 May 2010

ARGH!!!! Help tilers used wrong grout.. :0(

ARGH!!!! Help tilers used wrong grout.. :0(

Loretta, yes not far away :-) Yes I still havent learnt how to add pics to the forum I only know how to add to my blog which is way way behind :-0 I will update…

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steffndaz
May 27, 2010 2:29 pm
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kiwi
May 27, 2010 4:48 pm
kiwi
Rowena
Rowena
27 May 2010

Acoustic bats -vs- sound check plaster board???

Acoustic bats -vs- sound check plaster board???

Thanks so much for the information. Sounds like the best option would be to have a combination of the batts and board. We will lose sound from the cavity sliding door…

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Rowena
May 27, 2010 7:15 pm
Rowena
kek
kek
27 May 2010

Electricity bills

Electricity bills

It's standard in Vic for the builder to pay - of course, the cost will be built into the contract price. Nothing's free... I have no idea what the go is in other states,…

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kek
May 27, 2010 7:18 pm
kek
mindblower
mindblower
28 May 2010

Boag coloured roof tiles ??

Boag coloured roof tiles ??

Hi All Well ,it's too late to change, they are delivered on site. Still uneasy about this boag colour with milano brick...hmm Anyone else out there picked these ? did…

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mindblower
May 28, 2010 12:49 am
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
28 May 2010

European House Borer - Mandurah WA $4500?

European House Borer - Mandurah WA $4500?
WA

who is your builder? All of the builders I was contemplating had treated pine as standard. And that was before they knew where I was building so it wasn't an inclusion.

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Huggy_B
May 28, 2010 8:28 am
Huggy_B
starryaprilz
starryaprilz
28 May 2010

Building Process

Building Process
VIC

hi yellow, its basically what larajane said that happens... in tender they go thru ur house plans and ur selections so far... We are building with PD and are having a…

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starryaprilz
May 28, 2010 11:57 am
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
28 May 2010

Low Key Post About Handover

Low Key Post About Handover

Hi Pix, A big congrats on finally getting handover & I wish you every happiness in your beautiful new home. Loretta xx

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JohnnyD
May 28, 2010 3:17 pm
JohnnyD
lealicious
lealicious
28 May 2010

Anybody have a picture of a surfmist garage door?

Anybody have a picture of a surfmist garage door?

Thanks very much. That is the colour I was going for. I think I will go for dark gutters to match the roof, maybe monument, but surfmist fascias to go with the garage…

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lealicious
May 28, 2010 4:06 pm

Maybe: good double good double-plus-good bad double bad double-plus-bad ????

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
carlswil
carlswil
28 May 2010

JG KING HOMES - WYNDHAM VALE VIC

JG KING HOMES - WYNDHAM VALE VIC
VIC

My partners sister built with them. It took them 18 months to actually get started on their house. I think it actually took them going to their office and making a…

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carlswil
May 28, 2010 9:15 pm
allen
allen
29 May 2010

Henley Homes

Henley Homes

building in vic

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allen
May 29, 2010 9:08 am
camelia
camelia
29 May 2010

Waterproofing question

Waterproofing question

Looks like they've fibreglassed the shower hob which is good. Did you say wet area gyprock?OK for kitchens and maybe laundry but this is not the stuff to use in the…

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camelia
May 29, 2010 11:20 am

Extend, adding a room to an existing home

Extend, adding a room to an existing home

Hi there The price will depend on the type of construction- brick, brick veneer, timber clad etc??

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dennis restoration
May 29, 2010 2:14 pm
wallerbeach
wallerbeach
29 May 2010

Disputing neighbours planning permit

Disputing neighbours planning permit
1, 2

michaelhearvey1982 I am in a similar situation as you and in Blacktown council would you mind if I got further information about your objection.

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wallerbeach
May 29, 2010 6:04 pm
King willy
King willy
29 May 2010

Down Pipes.

Down Pipes.

Thanks borg I may put a few more in. Ive got a vally on the roof at the front door. Sso, the plans got an ugly down pipe right at my front door, not happy. I dont know if…

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King willy
May 29, 2010 7:59 pm
King willy
Dollar
Dollar
29 May 2010

Electrical extras

Electrical extras
1, 2

I have no idea what we spent but all I know is we have data network cabling throughout the entire house and we have a server cabinet (some big thing ) yet to be installed…

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Dollar
May 29, 2010 9:03 pm
vanilla tree
vanilla tree
30 May 2010

PGH Oyster Bricks - URGENT help needed

PGH Oyster Bricks - URGENT help needed

Hey Entertainer, we have selected the PGH Oyster bricks. We rang PGH at Springvale showroom and had the addresses of two houses to look at ~ from memory one was in…

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vanilla tree
May 30, 2010 12:04 am
vanilla tree
Vasan
Vasan
30 May 2010

New Home with JG King

New Home with JG King
VIC

They have't given me the site costs yet. But from the soil test that I got done privately I came to know that it is clay area and H slab is required. Nothing mentioned about rocks.

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Vasan
May 30, 2010 3:17 pm
Alexgreen
Alexgreen
30 May 2010

Build or not in Perth Hills??

Build or not in Perth Hills??
WA

Thanks a lot Sharky, very uplifting! Sorry I took a few days to respond, didn't check the website for a while... We were in Roleystone today and had an other drive around.…

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Alexgreen
May 30, 2010 8:03 pm
Alexgreen
Adam.M
Adam.M
30 May 2010

PCI tomorrow 7am..

PCI tomorrow 7am..

Chezza, How did it go?

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Adam.M
May 30, 2010 9:45 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
30 May 2010

Flooring Supply Dilemma GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

Flooring Supply Dilemma GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

First talk to the builder and do this via email. State the situation and ask for the recourse. If they write back saying "no" I would call the Building Commission or…

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Adam.M
May 30, 2010 9:49 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
30 May 2010

What are my rights?

What are my rights?

Do not under any circumstances accept the difference in price. If you asked and you still want a 2700mm door then you should get one. Watch out that they might use this to…

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Adam.M
May 30, 2010 10:04 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
30 May 2010

Insurance Certificate for new house in victoria

Insurance Certificate for new house in victoria

The bank would have already received the Building Insurance Cert you where thinking about. Carlswil could be right in saying they need your home insurance details. My…

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Adam.M
May 30, 2010 10:07 pm


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