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pravvy
pravvy
22 February 2010

Looking for a good builder (CONFUSED)

Looking for a good builder (CONFUSED)

thanks issy jo for the tips. It is amazing what a little perks can get you :) Eleventh Schedule here I come! :)

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pravvy
Feb 22, 2010 9:43 am
Lolzz
Lolzz
22 February 2010

Private building inspector needed?

Private building inspector needed?

Thanks guys.. I think I will get a private building inspector.. :)

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Lolzz
Feb 22, 2010 10:16 am
Yellow
Yellow
22 February 2010

Has anyone used PORTIFINO tiles

Has anyone used PORTIFINO tiles

Hi Has anyone used Portifino Low Lands , Plateau or Coastal tiles? If you do can you please post a photo. Thanks

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Yellow
Feb 22, 2010 12:07 pm
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
22 February 2010

Display Home Walk Thoughs..

Display Home Walk Thoughs..
VIC

Wow, I wouldn't of even thought about checking that the rangehood was ducted.. you would think that would be a standard.. Great Thank…

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ebyelyakov
Feb 22, 2010 3:01 pm
ebyelyakov
Bam
Bam
22 February 2010

Camalda Stage 3

Camalda Stage 3
VIC

No idea, have you spoken to them directly?? This isnt really "owner buiding" so Ill move it to the right place for you and maybe someone else can help you more :D

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Bam
Feb 22, 2010 4:59 pm
Bam
issy jo
issy jo
22 February 2010

Cut in North Eastern Suburbs SA

Cut in North Eastern Suburbs SA
SA

Thats okay thanks anyway but i have no way of loading it.

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issy jo
Feb 22, 2010 6:08 pm
issy jo
jbdave
jbdave
22 February 2010

Help on Australian Standards for step risers & treads

Help on Australian Standards for step risers & treads

Basic rule is the tread is to be no less than 250mm and the rise no more than 190mm. The risers also can't vary in size too much.

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jbdave
Feb 22, 2010 6:21 pm
jbdave
jbdave
22 February 2010

Couple of questions from a first time builder (well almost)

Couple of questions from a first time builder (well almost)

Yes it means site costs for an "S class" slab as defined by the soil report. If the soil report comes back as "H" class for example, then there would be extra…

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jbdave
Feb 22, 2010 6:25 pm
dreamz
dreamz
22 February 2010

Buying Land?

Buying Land?
NSW

Thanks all. great advice.

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dreamz
Feb 22, 2010 6:34 pm
jstronach
jstronach
25 February 2010

Laminex ColourTech Doors

Laminex ColourTech Doors

There are 12 colours available with no minimum quantities, ie your whites, off whites etc. These are the most popular choice when it comes to 2pac doors. If you select…

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jstronach
Feb 25, 2010 11:50 am
mickeyb
mickeyb
22 February 2010

Building in Toogoom Queensland

Building in Toogoom Queensland
QLD

Thanks for that walker79, they have heaps to choose from. :: Hopefully he can find one he likes and is within budget.

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mickeyb
Feb 22, 2010 7:58 pm
mickeyb
acrebuild
acrebuild
22 February 2010

Building a ranch style home on 5 acres in the Hunter Valley

Building a ranch style home on 5 acres in the Hunter Valley
NSW

Thanks for the welcome, If only Metricon built in our area, They have recently built some display homes nr us but they are yet to build in the council region (we are…

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acrebuild
Feb 22, 2010 8:18 pm
acrebuild
acrebuild
22 February 2010

recommend me a country facade/builder in NSW

recommend me a country facade/builder in NSW
NSW

you know the type with the straight fronts and bull nose verandah and 'A' frame above the front door- Just something very simple but effective for our 'rural influenced'…

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acrebuild
Feb 22, 2010 8:22 pm
deletedpenguin
deletedpenguin
22 February 2010

Monster's Build - 8 Weeks After Handover 22/02/10 PICS

Monster's Build - 8 Weeks After Handover 22/02/10 PICS
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

The landscaping looks fantastic, and the outdoor room looks very inviting. Congratulations!

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deletedpenguin
Feb 22, 2010 8:24 pm
deletedpenguin
esm
esm
23 February 2010

Our Beechwood Mona Vale build - inspection sept 23rd

Our Beechwood Mona Vale build - inspection sept 23rd
NSW
1, 2

nice to see the photos... :) we are also building with beechwood... and design is almost ready for submission to the private certifier. I hope the house finishes way…

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esm
Feb 22, 2010 11:13 pm
fruitty
fruitty
23 February 2010

henley

henley

How long do you have left till contract hand over date? If there are plenty of time then you might have to live with it (unfortunately ). Otherwise try to speak to the…

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fruitty
Feb 22, 2010 11:31 pm
fruitty
jbdave
jbdave
23 February 2010

Help with wardrobe dimensions - -Please!!

Help with wardrobe dimensions - -Please!!

My WIR has the shelf at 2000mm above floor level. This allows two rows of clothes.

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jbdave
Feb 23, 2010 8:51 am
CiNnY
CiNnY
23 February 2010

It's approved!!

It's approved!!
VIC

Add another to the list - I'm in Stage 1 been living up here since september! Richo - Have you been up here recently? Stage 5 is starting to take shape. DP's mum keeps…

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CiNnY
Feb 23, 2010 10:48 am
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Bam
Feb 23, 2010 12:43 pm
Bam
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
23 February 2010

Building Inspector

Building Inspector
VIC

Perhaps if you could give an idea in which area you are. There are a couple of threads about inspectors in VIC about a month ago. We're tired of complaining about them.

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virgin-builder
Feb 23, 2010 4:59 pm
virgin-builder
Jas_Wants_A_House
Jas_Wants_A_House
23 February 2010

Jas_Wants_A_House - received a tentative start day

Jas_Wants_A_House - received a tentative start day
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks Leonard, My lovely neighbour - haha, he got upset when the plumper left some dirt on the road while digging for water connection and got upset because the same…

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Jas_Wants_A_House
Feb 23, 2010 6:42 pm
Jas_Wants_A_House
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emilygirl
Feb 23, 2010 7:46 pm
take2
take2
23 February 2010

RE: Rough Sketches of our house

RE: Rough Sketches of our house

We are building the same way with our sloping block but I think you are a upward slope we are a downward slope. Check out our blog. We used corner stackers opening out…

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take2
Feb 23, 2010 8:17 pm
take2
deletedpenguin
deletedpenguin
23 February 2010

Driveway paving plan - approval from council?

Driveway paving plan - approval from council?

We're building in Blacktown Council as well, however we're required to have the driveway done before handover (Developer requirement, not Blacktown). As far as I'm…

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deletedpenguin
Feb 23, 2010 8:39 pm
deletedpenguin
Helyn
Helyn
23 February 2010

new homes country south australia

new homes country south australia
SA

We built with McCracken Country Homes - had a fairly good run with them and I think inclusions list was pretty reasonable - they were also flexible in adjusting floor…

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Helyn
Feb 23, 2010 8:43 pm
Helyn
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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 23, 2010 10:31 pm
The Garden Whisperer
gurlistar
gurlistar
24 February 2010

Kitchen position in new house

Kitchen position in new house
QLD

That's great Paul! We still get confused looks when we try to describe it. A lot of people have problems visualising something that is different to the norm. But when they…

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gurlistar
Feb 24, 2010 10:14 am
shonzilla
shonzilla
24 February 2010

What to do with Master bedroom recess - HELP

What to do with Master bedroom recess - HELP
WA

I think its about 400mm deep. Not to sure because my scanned copy of the plans has taken off the measurements and scale. Twiggy, you have given me a good idea - when DB…

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shonzilla
Feb 24, 2010 11:32 am
shonzilla
jayw
jayw
24 February 2010

any info on rural building company

any info on rural building company

Hi msbyrne, i think i may have responded to another post of yours last night but missed this one. my name is Jay, GM for The Rural Building Company. i hope that by…

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jayw
Feb 24, 2010 11:51 am
jayw
shonzilla
shonzilla
24 February 2010

cash wrk b4 HO - Is it allowed & what can you get away with?

cash wrk b4 HO - Is it allowed & what can you get away with?
WA

Thanks for everyones responses! Hopefully drafting comes back soon and if i have to buy another feature tile sheet then ill just allocate the leftovers to the bathroom…

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shonzilla
Feb 24, 2010 1:07 pm
shonzilla
Ms Builder
Ms Builder
24 February 2010

Has anyone used the Dulux Colour Consultancy service?

Has anyone used the Dulux Colour Consultancy service?

Its an hourly rate, from what I remember, $140 per hour for QLD. Its on their website... I havent used them though. Hopefully someone else can help out more with that!

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Ms Builder
Feb 24, 2010 3:12 pm
somewoman
somewoman
24 February 2010

How long from plastering until handover?

How long from plastering until handover?

No idea about how long as we're only about 3 nano-seconds ahead of you ;) As for what next, the gyproclers finished hanging the gyprock, now we have a flusher in dealing…

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somewoman
Feb 24, 2010 9:05 pm
somewoman
kkn
kkn
24 February 2010

KKN's First Home in Point Cook

KKN's First Home in Point Cook
VIC

Hi Kaytee, I was quite busy for some time with work and i was also trying to find a way to upload the pics... Aaron & Erin advised me to use photo bucket........ My SS…

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kkn
Feb 24, 2010 9:47 pm
Lex
Lex
24 February 2010

Laid Concrete Slab ... and then it RAINED!!!!!

Laid Concrete Slab ... and then it RAINED!!!!!
NSW
1, 2

Fill is unsettled soil, meaning the piers should be deeper than usual. My advice - be there on the day and check that the builder's structural eng. has been on site to…

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Lex
Feb 24, 2010 10:18 pm
Lex
kyton
kyton
25 February 2010

Hotwater heater/setup for 2 people to shower same time ?

Hotwater heater/setup for 2 people to shower same time ?
WA

We have instantenous gas (the biggest unit we could buy for a domestic purpose) and it works perfectly for our double shower to function. We can have all four of us (two…

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kyton
Feb 25, 2010 8:58 am
kyton
Nolan
Nolan
25 February 2010

new home

new home

Hi All, New to this site.I am building with Masterton any tips will be welcome. Santorini grande 3 way bath. Nolan.

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Nolan
Feb 25, 2010 10:21 am
rep334
rep334
25 February 2010

Bore holes ...please help giving a feedback

Bore holes ...please help giving a feedback

A footing is the same as when they build the brick walls for your house , usually quite deep and about 300mm wide ,with trench mess as the reinforcement ,to bind the…

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rep334
Feb 25, 2010 12:13 pm
oze
oze
25 February 2010

Eaves - Council Permit

Eaves - Council Permit

Well I rang the Building Services department of the Whittlesea Council and was advised that to apply for approval to vary the building regulations, it would cost $217 and…

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oze
Feb 25, 2010 12:32 pm
oze
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


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