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onc_artisan
onc_artisan
13 January 2010

Show me your Fence - painted!

Show me your Fence - painted!

Right spot Ross :: Sorry I can help we don't have fences here :z:

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onc_artisan
Jan 13, 2010 7:18 am
onc_artisan
Star07
Star07
13 January 2010

Long time lurker with a question

Long time lurker with a question

Thanks for all of your comments guys :) I figure if we allow about 30% then that should give us a guide and if it goes over that then maybe we just have to review our…

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Star07
Jan 13, 2010 9:13 am
hyattg
hyattg
13 January 2010

Metric0n Homes

Metric0n Homes
VIC
1, 2

Great thread. This is a great warning to those of you who are looking at building or who have already signed up with the MCon. It is interesting that people would rather…

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hyattg
Jan 13, 2010 10:09 am
somewoman
somewoman
13 January 2010

tiles in the hallway instead of carpet??

tiles in the hallway instead of carpet??
1, 2

Tiles throughout? I could not live in a place like that! Cold, hard, noisy, unforgiving, and grout a pain to keep clean. Toddlers are…

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somewoman
Jan 13, 2010 10:58 am
somewoman
jinroh
jinroh
14 July 2010

Anyone renting while they build?

Anyone renting while they build?
1, 2, 3

If anyone looking for renting a house for short term while building in the west VIC (Deer Park), I might be able to help you. shoot me an email: jinroh87@gmail.com

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jinroh
Jul 14, 2010 4:10 pm
mpcj
mpcj
13 January 2010

Timber bi-folds versus timber sliding

Timber bi-folds versus timber sliding
VIC

Looks gorgeous - and it is. But (and I promise I'm not trying to rain on your parade ::sad:: ) they have been known to have some issues with movement. DH worked in a display…

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mpcj
Jan 13, 2010 3:43 pm
mpcj
ECOECO
ECOECO
13 January 2010

has anyone been to VCAT?

has anyone been to VCAT?
VIC

You can go to VCAT with any claim. You get a chance to put your case in a very informal way, the other side can ask questions and the guy at the front decides, or asks…

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ECOECO
Jan 13, 2010 4:04 pm
ECOECO
prov1xno1
prov1xno1
13 January 2010

milano 30

milano 30

hi just wondering if anyone has built the milano 30 by (m.....n) if so hows it all going. im roughly 4 weeks away from moving in. id love to here from anyone who is…

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prov1xno1
Jan 13, 2010 6:37 pm
bluebird
bluebird
13 January 2010

Building with clarendon or carlisle homes in melbourne

Building with clarendon or carlisle homes in melbourne
VIC

Thanks heaps for guiding me to the Home Building Blogs, very handy! I've only just started trying to find information in the topics :)

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bluebird
Jan 13, 2010 9:13 pm
bluebird
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
13 January 2010

Question: Retaining Wall Drainage

Question: Retaining Wall Drainage

Slotted agg pipe with CLEAN blue metal under and over cover of 200mm. A tip : put the base in and pin agg pipe down with 'U' shaped pins with fall. Then back fill…

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onc_artisan
Jan 13, 2010 9:51 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
13 January 2010

Please comment on our proposed floor plan

Please comment on our proposed floor plan
QLD
1, 2

:oops: Just realized I posted before going to the second page... Ah well like you said kek there are 3 of us on the nay. pitty I repeated what you guys said :oops:

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onc_artisan
Jan 13, 2010 10:25 pm
onc_artisan
take2
take2
13 January 2010

Help Required - Sloping Plans

Help Required - Sloping Plans
NSW

I love the look of your elevations, you will find it will have benefits with your landscaping as building with the slope of the land will reduce external retaining walls, …

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take2
Jan 13, 2010 10:37 pm
take2
71monaro
71monaro
14 January 2010

Comment/Critique my Plans

Comment/Critique my Plans
SA

Hi Andronicus, thank you for your comments I havent decided on the perimiter of the alfresco, whether totally open or walling part way, or all the way in some areas (eg…

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71monaro
Jan 13, 2010 11:05 pm
somewoman
somewoman
14 January 2010

Carpet template/inspiration

Carpet template/inspiration

I'd suggest going into a carpet store - they should have all of that available onsite for you. Take in samples of your house colours if possible.

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somewoman
Jan 14, 2010 11:07 am
somewoman
Hels
Hels
14 January 2010

Quick Fencing Question

Quick Fencing Question
VIC

Our house is still at scrape stage, yet our next door neighbour is pretty well advanced. …

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Hels
Jan 14, 2010 1:23 pm
Hels
somewoman
somewoman
14 January 2010

Flooring thoughts

Flooring thoughts

LOL!! Prolly wouldn't be the first time ;) btw, a friend forwarded me an Australian supplier for bamboo decking if anyone is interested. Pm me for details =)

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somewoman
Jan 14, 2010 1:32 pm
somewoman
Southies
Southies
14 January 2010

Anyone with Airlite aluminium sliding door/windows?

Anyone with Airlite aluminium sliding door/windows?
NSW

Is it normal practice for the builder to lock the Glass door to my Balcony? because I can't push down on the handle to open…

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Southies
Jan 14, 2010 1:34 pm
Southies
Jax&Trav
Jax&Trav
14 January 2010

Building Costs for South West of WA/ good or bad experiences

Building Costs for South West of WA/ good or bad experiences

I can't tell you specific costs with specific builders, but I did discover that prices in the South West can be up to 40% more than the same build in Perth... I learnt…

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Jax&Trav
Jan 14, 2010 2:15 pm
outwest76
outwest76
14 January 2010

Anyone built with splitface sandstone blocks

Anyone built with splitface sandstone blocks

We are building a new house on our farm and we are going with the split face blocks , only the builder has quoted us 14K over what our brick allowance was 8K. We love the…

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outwest76
Jan 14, 2010 6:00 pm
Lex
Lex
14 January 2010

compensation help needed

compensation help needed

Good thinking! Best of luck with it!! Cheers

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Lex
Jan 14, 2010 6:45 pm
Lex
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
14 January 2010

Watch my build in 360°

Watch my build in 360°
WA

Hahaha! I was testing count up timers, and…

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Vundaful!
Jan 14, 2010 7:06 pm
Vundaful!
evelyng
evelyng
15 January 2010

Building with Dechellis in 2010

Building with Dechellis in 2010
SA

Well, here we go. After lots of browsing on this forum, its finally time for my own topic :z: Here's the story so far.... We bought our block in 2007 in Clarence Gardens,…

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evelyng
Jan 15, 2010 10:15 am
evelyng
Twiggy
Twiggy
15 January 2010

New PD Promo - We signed up just before Xmas. Can we get it?

New PD Promo - We signed up just before Xmas. Can we get it?
VIC

You should be able to. I was talking to my sales rep the other day and he was changing things for some people in the same boat as you. Also as a side note, the base price…

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Twiggy
Jan 15, 2010 12:06 pm
Twiggy
Jax&Trav
Jax&Trav
15 January 2010

Deciding on a builder in WA

Deciding on a builder in WA
WA

Peter Stannard have been recommended to me before. APG are a member of the ABN group (DaleA, WBNeaves, Homebuyers Centre etc) and I have not heard anything negative. I've…

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Jax&Trav
Jan 15, 2010 12:21 pm
qonyx
qonyx
1 November 2010

removilist quote

removilist quote

does this only include labour..? where would you source the boxes and packaging? would you need to go out and find this stuff by yourself or can removalists supply this…

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qonyx
Nov 01, 2010 8:08 pm
qonyx
rupz
rupz
15 January 2010

Antique White USA equivalent in Taubmans..

Antique White USA equivalent in Taubmans..

oh .. Is it possible to move this topic to that forum ?

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rupz
Jan 15, 2010 1:49 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
15 January 2010

Slab Costs for Site witl Fall

Slab Costs for Site witl Fall
VIC

360 sq mtrs with out a plan is full of unknowns but you would be looking around 40k(split level)

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onc_artisan
Jan 15, 2010 3:51 pm
onc_artisan
TamDaz
TamDaz
15 January 2010

Site Costs

Site Costs
VIC

Prob won't help you as we are in Adelaide (you're better finding out from someone in your area), but for our Majestic, it cost $32000. We needed the deepest footings and…

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TamDaz
Jan 15, 2010 4:42 pm
MrsRose
MrsRose
15 January 2010

big "M"

big "M"

You can do a ASIC company search (costs about $20) which will give you the Directors contact details. (All kudos for this info should go to…

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MrsRose
Jan 15, 2010 6:32 pm
MrsRose
Mrs P
Mrs P
15 January 2010

Show me your 1 story plans

Show me your 1 story plans

Thanks for the replies guys! nice house kexkez Mrs Rose at the moment I think we are at 4 bed, ensuit for master, bathroom for the rest/or two way between two rooms and…

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Mrs P
Jan 15, 2010 7:01 pm
themax
themax
15 January 2010

Handover in 2 weeks!!!

Handover in 2 weeks!!!

cosmos we were pegged 14th July. I think that's pretty good time for a 2 storey. We have had perfect weather though. Lucky. :z:

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themax
Jan 15, 2010 7:41 pm
themax
Candylea
Candylea
15 January 2010

New Generation (build times)

New Generation (build times)

Hey Ziggy Good to see nice comments/feedback about the place I work at :) We are building a New Gen house, slab down start of Sep.. about 4 weeks til handover - so about 5…

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Candylea
Jan 15, 2010 8:45 pm
Candylea
Mr Rose
Mr Rose
15 January 2010

Inspection for slab down?

Inspection for slab down?

80 slump is sufficent to pour, adding water to keep the slump at 80 is all that is needed. P!ssing it up(concrete term) is only done to speed…

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Mr Rose
Jan 15, 2010 9:53 pm
Mr Rose
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 January 2010

Some concerns about wall wrap, windows and insulation

Some concerns about wall wrap, windows and insulation
VIC

Everything looks fine, the small issues are not significant enough to cause concern. The windows are just as they should be... don't worry. Ed

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ECOECO
Jan 15, 2010 11:26 pm
ECOECO
J&K
J&K
16 January 2010

Need architect for design......

Need architect for design......
NSW

Hi Jay, I am happy to recomend my Architect, he was not cheap but spent a lot of time with us to design a house on a difficult block. He is based in the city or…

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J&K
Jan 16, 2010 7:28 am
J&K
lightsview
lightsview
16 January 2010

Lightsview, Northgate - Land in Adelaide, SA

Lightsview, Northgate - Land in Adelaide, SA
SA

Hi Monica, Yes I bought in Lightsview and am in the process of building there. It's going to be a fantastic area. If you are free tomorrow (Sunday) they have an event…

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lightsview
Jan 16, 2010 8:59 am
Ms Builder
Ms Builder
16 January 2010

Anyone have pics of their render colour with Surfmist roof?

Anyone have pics of their render colour with Surfmist roof?

Lovely colours somewoman! We have a surfmist roof, most of it went on this week, but we only have a frame so cant give you any photos of render colours as yet. We are…

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Ms Builder
Jan 16, 2010 10:34 am
Helyn
Helyn
16 January 2010

Sub-Division in SA

Sub-Division in SA
SA

My husband and I owe the house jointly, so not sure if we could split it between us. You dont have a choice - if it is jointly…

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Helyn
Jan 16, 2010 10:50 am
Helyn
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 January 2010

What are the benefits of different Slab sizes

What are the benefits of different Slab sizes
WA

Don't go with ... the others :wink: Soil and house construction will dictate what the slab will be.

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onc_artisan
Jan 16, 2010 11:17 am
onc_artisan
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 January 2010

4 Bricks over window - 3 Bricks over S/D...would this irk u?

4 Bricks over window - 3 Bricks over S/D...would this irk u?
SA

The heads of your windows and matching doors should all be at the same height. They have not been installed as such. Whoever placed the windows did…

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ECOECO
Jan 16, 2010 11:21 am
ECOECO
Mrs P
Mrs P
16 January 2010

Quick 2 minute layout

Quick 2 minute layout

Oh no I am greatful for replies but I think it was a mistake putting my not very good drawings up and might wait until I have something that's been done properly because…

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Mrs P
Jan 16, 2010 12:02 pm
'chelle
'chelle
16 January 2010

2 quick questions

2 quick questions
QLD

It's your land so you can do what you want, although if you have a builder lined up then I would check with them first. A hole for a pool might…

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'chelle
Jan 16, 2010 7:30 pm
'chelle
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
17 January 2010

Boral escura smooth face Pearl Grey-Pics/advice Help?

Boral escura smooth face Pearl Grey-Pics/advice Help?

Hi Eric, best of luck with selecting the bricks! From my point is is very different to advise on such things as we do have different tastes and preferences. Did you try…

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ebyelyakov
Jan 16, 2010 11:21 pm
ebyelyakov
chmaiden
chmaiden
17 January 2010

brush fencing

brush fencing
VIC

hi guys - looking for a brush fencer for a 12m front fence and gate in Caroline Springs in NW Melbourne - any recommendations? cheers

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chmaiden
Jan 17, 2010 8:47 am
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mrs_smith
Jan 17, 2010 9:35 am
mrs_smith
gettingThere
gettingThere
17 January 2010

Please help! Glass or gypbrock wall?

Please help! Glass or gypbrock wall?
SA

Thank you all for your feedback. Much appreciated :)

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gettingThere
Jan 17, 2010 12:09 pm


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