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singlemum2daughters
singlemum2daughters
27 December 2009

i have a roof !!! added more pics including the HOUSE PLAN

i have a roof !!! added more pics including the HOUSE PLAN
SA
1, 2

caromac- thankyou ::smile:: i like the simple feel Already and im not even living in it. Everything is right at your finger tips. hope you had a lovely christmas and a safe new…

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singlemum2daughters
Dec 27, 2009 1:59 am
singlemum2daughters
graybags
graybags
27 December 2009

Formica Laminate Flooring

Formica Laminate Flooring

We have recently installed it ourselves in our house. It was a bit fiddly but an easy diy. I would not use it again. It is tough and scratch resistant but the dog has…

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graybags
Dec 27, 2009 7:57 am
kaindec
kaindec
27 December 2009

The Beginning - what do I do

The Beginning - what do I do
QLD

Such a great word... NOT. Essentially it means they can come back and ask for more money if it ends up costing more. Yet on the flipside, if it…

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kaindec
Dec 27, 2009 8:38 am
deletedpenguin
deletedpenguin
27 December 2009

Quickest council approval ever !

Quickest council approval ever !
WA

Wow, two and a half days!? :: I'm hoping ours gets approved fast - it's in Blacktown City Council who is known to be fast, but I highly doubt it'd be that fast. Congratulations!

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deletedpenguin
Dec 27, 2009 10:06 am
deletedpenguin
to_do_list
to_do_list
27 December 2009

Compacting of site- how does this work

Compacting of site- how does this work
QLD

You'll need a geotechincal engineer...if you do a search on the online yellow pages for Brisbane using the tag "soil testing" you'll get some reasonable hits...here's one…

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to_do_list
Dec 27, 2009 7:42 pm
to_do_list
springfarmer
springfarmer
28 December 2009

please help, need an air con quote

please help, need an air con quote

My bank has under valued my home and they are expecting me to come up with an extra $10000 or to get a personal loan for the extras i do not want to do this. My broker has…

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springfarmer
Dec 28, 2009 9:23 am
kek
kek
28 December 2009

Help with Builders Invoice Please

Help with Builders Invoice Please

Hardly. :roll: All large building companies run separate…

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kek
Dec 28, 2009 11:16 am
kek
kaindec
kaindec
28 December 2009

Windarra - BigM

Windarra - BigM
QLD

From the last price list I have (June 09) Windarra 33 mk2 $223600 Windarra 36 mk2 $231800 I think prices have gone up $3-5k since then. Also,…

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kaindec
Dec 28, 2009 6:49 pm
juljas
juljas
29 December 2009

Roof Pitch

Roof Pitch

Our house is a long ranch style and it would have looked a bit weird if we increased the roof pitch because our house has 28m facing the front. There is already so much…

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juljas
Dec 29, 2009 7:45 am
raw29983
raw29983
29 December 2009

Has anyone built there own front fence??

Has anyone built there own front fence??

Up to 1.2 meters, hole should be 450mm deep minimum, up to 1.8 meters, hole should be 600mm deep minimum. That being said, make them 600mm deep anyway if the digging in…

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raw29983
Dec 29, 2009 3:09 pm
btherl
btherl
29 December 2009

Renaissance Rise Stages 11-13

Renaissance Rise Stages 11-13
VIC

Stage 12 plan has been registered! And our land is settled too, on 23rd December. Hopefully construction can start early 2010. Edit: That means it took 6 months from…

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btherl
Dec 29, 2009 5:40 pm
btherl
Bubblepop
Bubblepop
29 December 2009

Which Wattyl Render Colour????

Which Wattyl Render Colour????

WOW THANKS FOR THE REPLIES SO HELPFUL Hi Pharley, Thank you for the Render Codes, I checked out Dulux and really like the grey…

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Bubblepop
Dec 29, 2009 7:38 pm
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Lunchtime
Dec 29, 2009 7:48 pm
shellb78
shellb78
30 December 2009

Quote on house- opinions please....

Quote on house- opinions please....

Thanks for your replies! PFM-I am sure the benchtops don't include Diamond gloss- I would say the kitchen is pretty standard given that they have allowed $11k for kitchen…

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shellb78
Dec 30, 2009 7:45 am
x
x
30 December 2009

ADELAIDE pool construction/Landscaping..recommendations

ADELAIDE pool construction/Landscaping..recommendations
SA

Anyone from ADELAIDE recommend a decent pool/landscaping company. Plenty too pick from but anyone have good stories to report. MR. X

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x
Dec 30, 2009 1:04 pm
herbiecat
herbiecat
30 December 2009

Here we GO! MegsyG's new house! Eew! GREEN bricks!!!

Here we GO! MegsyG's new house! Eew! GREEN bricks!!!
VIC
1, 2

Your house looks amazing!!!!!! ::smile:: Well done! We have a block in stage 9 of Botanic Ridge and can't wait to get started with the whole process

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herbiecat
Dec 30, 2009 9:24 pm
herbiecat
Belial
Belial
31 December 2009

A tip on progress photos from a casual observer of builds...

A tip on progress photos from a casual observer of builds...
VIC

As standard these are not editable fields so you can be fairly sure of the date, assuming the date and time on the…

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Belial
Dec 31, 2009 12:17 pm
Belial
laffi
laffi
31 December 2009

how to find a good builder?

how to find a good builder?
NSW

Why not try looking at homes nearby that have been build recently, knocking on their door and asking who their builder was and if they were happy…

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laffi
Dec 31, 2009 4:48 pm
onedaysoon
onedaysoon
1 January 2010

Building In Glenavon Estate in Bannockburn just out of Geelo

Building In Glenavon Estate in Bannockburn just out of Geelo
VIC

Hi Bunga, Thanks for that. I haven't looked at Barry Walker but I will check them out. Where are they based? I must admit I haven't thought to much about heating as…

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onedaysoon
Jan 01, 2010 10:16 am
kaindec
kaindec
1 January 2010

The time it takes?

The time it takes?
QLD

Hi there, it's a real tough one to answer. We were assured we would be in our new home in no more than 5mths from site start. we signed 9th…

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kaindec
Jan 01, 2010 12:59 pm
magee1
magee1
1 January 2010

Building with Simonds

Building with Simonds
VIC

Hi Cream and Happy New Year, I must be a glutton for punishment as we are building for the second time with Simonds in 10 years. Our first experience had both positives…

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magee1
Jan 01, 2010 2:35 pm
magee1
miss_petepie
miss_petepie
1 January 2010

PigDaddy @ The Glades Byford - all moved in.

PigDaddy @ The Glades Byford - all moved in.
WA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

woohoo congrats! thats the last move you will have to do for a while :D

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miss_petepie
Jan 01, 2010 2:50 pm
miss_petepie
royalblue
royalblue
1 January 2010

Powerhead for Ducted Vacuum System

Powerhead for Ducted Vacuum System
NSW

I thought I was happy with our ducted system until I tried my mother's new DYSON on our NEW carpet! ::hyst:: ::hyst:: ::hyst:: OMG, it…

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royalblue
Jan 01, 2010 7:47 pm
mudtrilogy
mudtrilogy
1 January 2010

Help! Need suggestions for heating with only bottled gas.

Help! Need suggestions for heating with only bottled gas.
VIC

My parents are building a house with only bottled gas and they are installing hydronic. Still expensive to run but better than electric heating. Plus it is a great heat -…

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mudtrilogy
Jan 01, 2010 8:21 pm
Bek
Bek
1 January 2010

BORAL ESCURA BROWN VELOUR BRICKS

BORAL ESCURA BROWN VELOUR BRICKS
NSW

Thanks for that Kitten, I will ring them this week. The Brown Velour was Category 2 and no extra cost.... which is why we chose it over the Choc Tan (even though I liked…

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Bek
Jan 01, 2010 9:38 pm
paul.jason
paul.jason
2 January 2010

Installing TV Antennas - when ? And a few questions....

Installing TV Antennas - when ? And a few questions....
VIC

Thanks everyone so far :) Hels, might take you up on that when the time comes - it's still a while off !

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paul.jason
Jan 02, 2010 7:12 am
paul.jason
neilhm
neilhm
2 January 2010

mrs kaz's house in Byford - has a slab :)

mrs kaz's house in Byford - has a slab :)
WA
1, 2

Onc I agree with you, you should be able to pour a concrete slab with mininal cracking in Perth, but is ever done the way it should be. Highbury poured my pad, and it…

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neilhm
Jan 02, 2010 8:16 am
jodic
jodic
2 January 2010

quick step flooring - wa

quick step flooring - wa
WA

Hi, i'm new to this forum and was wondering if anyone has any pictures / information on quick-step flooring that they have installed in their home. We are deciding…

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jodic
Jan 02, 2010 9:32 am
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
2 January 2010

Go for Ducted vacuum or not?

Go for Ducted vacuum or not?
1, 2

We have one in our current house. We got it put in about 10 years ago and we've never had a problem with it. I've changed brush heads....but that's about it. Totally…

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overwhelmed
Jan 02, 2010 11:49 am
take2
take2
2 January 2010

front enterance post suggestion.

front enterance post suggestion.

They where staining them when you signed the contract so they have to do what the contract says. The are alway quick to point out to us when something is not in the…

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take2
Jan 02, 2010 2:36 pm
take2
troubilly
troubilly
2 January 2010

QUESTION ABOUT RETAINING WALL BETWEEN TWO NEW PROPERTIES.

QUESTION ABOUT RETAINING WALL BETWEEN TWO NEW PROPERTIES.

Ms Builder, I thought it was a bit rude, and I'm not happy, but I'm pretty easy going so it's not the end of the world! Mozzie, thanks, understood and appreciate your…

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troubilly
Jan 02, 2010 2:59 pm
kikin
kikin
3 January 2010

Plans Approved on Xmas Eve!! Best Pressie ever!

Plans Approved on Xmas Eve!! Best Pressie ever!
WA

Great news!!! We are looking forwards to seeing your house updates :)

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kikin
Jan 03, 2010 11:08 am
neil_se
neil_se
3 January 2010

Custom design - feedback sought

Custom design - feedback sought
QLD

I'd prefer to have separation between the living areas and the bedrooms, and I want to have some windows opposite the entry for a feature and cross ventilation. If i can…

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neil_se
Jan 03, 2010 11:50 am
mickeyb
mickeyb
3 January 2010

For all those using Austral Nougat...please step on in lol

For all those using Austral Nougat...please step on in lol
VIC

I have some pics on my blog of Austral Nougat Bricks as we are building with this brick.

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mickeyb
Jan 03, 2010 3:58 pm
mickeyb
hsv216
hsv216
3 January 2010

2Qs: 2700mm Garage door & custom front door size

2Qs: 2700mm Garage door & custom front door size
VIC

lol u welcome. I know I spent a long time on the Corinthian doors site, and also looked at the various internal doors... :roll: Sorry cannot help you on the garage door…

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hsv216
Jan 03, 2010 7:04 pm
dilla
dilla
3 January 2010

Could I be in big trouble?!

Could I be in big trouble?!
1, 2

I know someone who works out there!…

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dilla
Jan 03, 2010 10:19 pm
dilla
jodge
jodge
3 January 2010

Questions on choosing a builder

Questions on choosing a builder
WA

Hi abbeybox! We've gone with a local builder and we're building a custom design. From our experience, builders like to build what they've built before and like to do…

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jodge
Jan 03, 2010 10:54 pm
jodge
builda
builda
4 January 2010

Building Problems - What to do.

Building Problems - What to do.
VIC

One resource you can download from the Victorian Building Commission is the Guide to Standards and Tolerances…

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builda
Jan 04, 2010 8:25 am
builda
builda
builda
4 January 2010

looking for a builder in melbourne

looking for a builder in melbourne
VIC

As per PM, will be in touch soon. We have good systems that are designed to exactly work to the process you have outlined so we look forward to catching up when we can.

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builda
Jan 04, 2010 8:52 am
builda
kexkez
kexkez
4 January 2010

Brick retaining wall at front of property?

Brick retaining wall at front of property?
VIC

oh he quoted us 3600 to do the other side of the house too ( about the same length with several direction changes) . that's a little more difficult for access because we…

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kexkez
Jan 04, 2010 11:02 am
kexkez
themax
themax
4 January 2010

Garage Door Change?

Garage Door Change?

Well it IS YOUR…

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themax
Jan 04, 2010 12:10 pm
themax
amilelka
amilelka
4 January 2010

12 volt down lights v. fluorescent down lights.

12 volt down lights v. fluorescent down lights.
VIC
1, 2

I've just had installed some Espar downlights from ebay. We bought the 18W lights in cool white. They take about 20 seconds to fully warm up, and after that they give a…

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amilelka
Jan 04, 2010 1:18 pm
Lex
Lex
4 January 2010

What do you think of this?

What do you think of this?

Hi arrowl, It is stated in the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995, frame stage means the stage when a home's frame is completed and approved…

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Lex
Jan 04, 2010 5:13 pm
Lex
PLGH
PLGH
4 January 2010

Metricon And Others

Metricon And Others
NSW

Thanks, great suggestion.

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PLGH
Jan 04, 2010 8:35 pm
Eskay40
Eskay40
4 January 2010

Developers and Council

Developers and Council

Hi Hoffdog, Yes, we're hoping to build in Croydon, Vic, and the plans have to go to the developer first who check on everything meeting the design guidelines and then it…

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Eskay40
Jan 04, 2010 9:01 pm
Eskay40
builda
builda
4 January 2010

Melbourne House Demolation

Melbourne House Demolation
VIC

Good-cheap demolition contractors is surely an oxymoron! Who is doing the building? If you have a builder then get them to organise it for you, or at least quote it. If…

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builda
Jan 04, 2010 9:34 pm
builda
serrz
serrz
5 January 2010

Building a new home from overseas, advice please!

Building a new home from overseas, advice please!
NSW

Thanks for the advice so far. So can anyone recommend a project management company? I do have family in oz who will be able to keep an eye on the project, but I would…

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serrz
Jan 05, 2010 4:33 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
5 January 2010

Driveway turnaround - How much space is required?

Driveway turnaround - How much space is required?

What you are looking for is "turning circle radius"... http://www.ballina.nsw.gov.au/content/u ... gandac.pdf Last para on page 3 should be of assistance.

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to_do_list
Jan 05, 2010 12:57 pm
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