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Jot
Jot
23 April 2010

Building company collapse

Building company collapse
1, 2, 3

Hi Shyam, that sounds terrible. I hope things begin to move along for you quickly now, you have waited a while .. Master Menders have been working on my house for almost…

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Jot
Apr 23, 2010 8:32 pm
rotanon
rotanon
23 April 2010

Give me your feedback on my proposed floor plan !!!!

Give me your feedback on my proposed floor plan !!!!
VIC
1, 2

thanks shell83 and somewoman, The courtyard will become an entertainment area, it is a matter of time :-) That being said, I like the idea of bed 2 & 3 looking out onto…

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rotanon
Apr 23, 2010 9:19 pm
little buddy
little buddy
23 April 2010

Heritage overlay and demolition.

Heritage overlay and demolition.
VIC

i can't answer you question exactly, but when i bought and i had overlay questions i called the council and they were very helpful in explaining what all that meant and…

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little buddy
Apr 23, 2010 9:21 pm
springtime
springtime
23 April 2010

Suggestions on Builder?

Suggestions on Builder?

:) Hi, My husband & I are also still deciding on a builder, but last weekend we went back to homeworld and happened to walk into Westminster homes, & what a surprise we…

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springtime
Apr 23, 2010 10:46 pm
Kratos
Kratos
24 April 2010

Demolition Cost

Demolition Cost

9 room brick veneer, inner east Melbourne, brick garage, single level with metal sheet roof - $13,500 They found some green asbestos piping (all broken up, not sure what…

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Kratos
Apr 24, 2010 12:10 am
Lex
Lex
24 April 2010

PCI

PCI

Oh, just noticed this thread! Will store for future use :wink: ... Anyway, I actually asked the roof space question just the day before you did, lachjor - …

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Lex
Apr 24, 2010 8:56 am
Lex
builda
builda
24 April 2010

Fixed or variable site costs

Fixed or variable site costs
NSW

Drainage plans and the like are always available from the relevant authorities that own the pipes under the ground - the same ones that you pay your rates to. You can…

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builda
Apr 24, 2010 9:07 am
builda
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
24 April 2010

Building Advice & Concilliation Vic.

Building Advice & Concilliation Vic.
VIC

Please note that double posting isn't ideal. Answers to questions can go missed by others so please also review this thread. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=32784&p=460489#p460489

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 24, 2010 10:02 am
TheGardenWhisperer
secondhomebuilder
secondhomebuilder
24 April 2010

Footings costing waaaay to high!!! Not impressed!!!!

Footings costing waaaay to high!!! Not impressed!!!!

Thank you all so much for your replies..... I can't believe they were so far out on their estimate too. We really did look into it cause we are not stupid we know we have…

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secondhomebuilder
Apr 24, 2010 10:54 am
take2
take2
24 April 2010

Garage Step Down : How Important it is ??

Garage Step Down : How Important it is ??

Something I did think about, previous house had a step down, new house on the same level (no kicking of toes), rental same level. I wonder if it just depends on the…

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take2
Apr 24, 2010 1:21 pm
take2
Rowena
Rowena
24 April 2010

It's not over till....

It's not over till....
VIC

Are you serious? Kek, I can't believe your list! They had to repaint so much in a house under 2 years old? :shock: :shock: :shock: I can't believe all these repairs need doing to new houses…

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Rowena
Apr 24, 2010 3:08 pm
Rowena
Chedasha
Chedasha
24 April 2010

Chedasha's HBC Byford "The Glades" Moved in!!

Chedasha's HBC Byford "The Glades" Moved in!!
WA
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Just wanted to say we are all moved in and unpacked mostly. Now we are just getting bits and pieces for the house. Finding the faults lol and planning what paint colours…

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Chedasha
Apr 24, 2010 3:22 pm
somewoman
somewoman
24 April 2010

Exposed Aggregate - Adelaide

Exposed Aggregate - Adelaide
SA

The concretor who lives by us and keeps my 20 month old awake most days does a beautiful job!! Psarras is his surnam. Think he's in the yellow pages, if not then certainly…

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somewoman
Apr 24, 2010 5:45 pm
somewoman
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
24 April 2010

Choosing exterior colours

Choosing exterior colours
WA

How did you go with your selections guys did you come up with anything?

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nathanbudde
Apr 24, 2010 6:00 pm
nathanbudde
jbdave
jbdave
24 April 2010

Help with Home Automation/ wanting to put speakers in alfres

Help with Home Automation/ wanting to put speakers in alfres

I did mine a pretty cheap way. I have a theatre set up and run the speaker cable from the alfresco to the theatre. I then used the "B" speakers on the amp in the theatre…

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jbdave
Apr 24, 2010 7:38 pm
Trinity
Trinity
24 April 2010

Crappy bricks - what to do?? *update p2*

Crappy bricks - what to do?? *update p2*
1, 2

Hi, we've got a similar problem with Nougat after brick cleaning - lots of chipping of the face colour after brick cleaning, + some green vanadium staining (I understand…

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Trinity
Apr 24, 2010 8:17 pm
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
24 April 2010

BEWARE-bowed jamb (from frame stage) & garage unit brackets

BEWARE-bowed jamb (from frame stage) & garage unit brackets

This afternoon I was very surprised to be able to enter my house through a window. The window couldn't shut completely and with a slide & climb, tee da, I went into the…

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rocketleaves
Apr 24, 2010 8:26 pm
Petermet
Petermet
25 April 2010

Brick base course too high - Is it ok? What are my options?

Brick base course too high - Is it ok? What are my options?
SA

The site supervisor mentioned the base course and said it was to ensure the quoins finished with 3 bricks (as per the pattern) at the top. Good outcome and I am now a…

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Petermet
Apr 25, 2010 9:30 am
mpcj
mpcj
25 April 2010

Can someone please help with block orientation

Can someone please help with block orientation
QLD

Hi, new to the forum & am very interested in the Denver o our 1acre block on the sunshine coast. Didn't even know they built such large homes. …

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mpcj
Apr 25, 2010 12:17 pm
mpcj
chezza
chezza
25 April 2010

Chocolatto Bricks

Chocolatto Bricks

Just wondering if anyone has used these bricks??? I have noticed that some of them are chipped and the orange is showing. Worried that when there washed it is going to be…

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chezza
Apr 25, 2010 3:14 pm
ozsurf
ozsurf
25 April 2010

Newbies building in The Observatory - Gold Coast

Newbies building in The Observatory - Gold Coast
QLD

Hi We moved into our new place at the Observatory a week ago. Our neighbour has just started their pool and hit rock about 400mm down. The…

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ozsurf
Apr 25, 2010 3:56 pm
farmmum
farmmum
25 April 2010

Builders in Coffs Harbour / Grafton , any recommendations

Builders in Coffs Harbour / Grafton , any recommendations
NSW

Hi Cameron, We are currently building a two storey in your area with Perry Homes. Slab has been poured & bricks delivered last week. So far we have been quite happy with…

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farmmum
Apr 25, 2010 5:05 pm
kek
kek
25 April 2010

Bricking

Bricking

It has various names: sarking, sisalation or wall wrap are the ones that spring to mind. It helps insulate the house and provides a barrier against moisture. Everything…

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kek
Apr 25, 2010 6:34 pm
kek
hoffdog
hoffdog
25 April 2010

Footings prices (Hickinbotham @ the Coast)

Footings prices (Hickinbotham @ the Coast)
SA

i can't help u out here but maybe also post this in the building in sa forum im sure there are a few people in there building in the same area as you who should be able to help

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hoffdog
Apr 25, 2010 8:13 pm
Aquillah
Aquillah
25 April 2010

Laminex Squareform.

Laminex Squareform.

Evening Y'all! Hubby and I are building through a project builder and are about to sign contracts. We would like to have a pretty clear idea about what we want before we…

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Aquillah
Apr 25, 2010 9:39 pm
NewInPointCook
NewInPointCook
25 April 2010

Trevor Homes building Experience - good or bad ?

Trevor Homes building Experience - good or bad ?
VIC

We are a first time builder We on the process to sign contract with Trevor Homes (quite small builder) and don't want to regret after. We found few problems, or I would…

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NewInPointCook
Apr 25, 2010 10:26 pm

I'd also consider a door from the garage into the pantry - awesome for bringing home…

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building1
Apr 26, 2010 1:47 am
mickeyb
mickeyb
26 April 2010

"Acrylic render" or cement render with "acrylic coating"???

"Acrylic render" or cement render with "acrylic coating"???
ACT

Hi guys just found this trend, Can anyone help me on this one? What's the diffrence between the two? Which one is less prone to crack?

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mickeyb
Apr 26, 2010 6:39 am
mickeyb
kek
kek
26 April 2010

Building with Porter Davis... Which facade to choose????

Building with Porter Davis... Which facade to choose????
VIC

Matty, what part of Melbourne are you in? Perhaps someone here has seen one of the facades you like on a house somewhere in your area.... There's a Daintree near us, not…

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kek
Apr 26, 2010 8:12 am
kek

Hi Cherie :) I think our shower tiles go 2 metres in the shower though you can go to the roof if you'd prefer. i think the remainder of the bathroom is 1.2metres high. In…

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channelle
Apr 26, 2010 9:57 am
lj3376
lj3376
26 April 2010

House on stilts

House on stilts

We are building with Paragon builders in Victoria and our house is being built on stumps due to the fall in our block. We didn't want to be buried in the ground on a slab.

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lj3376
Apr 26, 2010 12:53 pm
walker79
walker79
26 April 2010

Building Coral Home - Daydream 279

Building Coral Home - Daydream 279
NSW

Hey Mel, Haven't heard from you in a while. What's happening with your contract?

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walker79
Apr 26, 2010 2:26 pm
walker79
Deemaree
Deemaree
26 April 2010

Electric plan - please suggest

Electric plan - please suggest

Our family room has two oyster shades("flatter"shades which "hug"the ceiling) and our living has one-I prefer to add supplementary lighting via lamps. However, if you…

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Deemaree
Apr 26, 2010 4:13 pm
Deemaree
Rowena
Rowena
26 April 2010

[PLAN] 4x Brdm, 2x Storey, ICF formwork

[PLAN] 4x Brdm, 2x Storey, ICF formwork
SA

Great plans. look forward to following your build. Wow, a secret door! That's fabulous. It's going to confuse the hell out of any guests/rellies who have had a bevie or two :lol:

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Rowena
Apr 26, 2010 7:01 pm
Rowena
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
26 April 2010

Anybody used Bristol Polished Oak? (render color)

Anybody used Bristol Polished Oak? (render color)

We thought it looked great at first, but now it's stuck in my head that it's poop brown :oops: :lol: Oh no I probably have got that in your head now too! :lol: though it's probably just…

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ibfragalot99
Apr 26, 2010 9:11 pm
ibfragalot99
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Polo
Apr 26, 2010 10:44 pm
Anne
Anne
26 April 2010

First home, with Ventura, comments on draft floorplan please

First home, with Ventura, comments on draft floorplan please
WA

Thanks Mozzie, for your input. The plan isn't that clear I suppose. The garage is a double one, we added one extra meter for storage, therefore it looks a bit different.…

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Anne
Apr 26, 2010 11:04 pm
glenglen
glenglen
26 April 2010

Newbie for House & Land Package

Newbie for House & Land Package

Look up Galilee solicitors, they are in all the capital cities. Im in Perth and only know there number here

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glenglen
Apr 26, 2010 11:33 pm
phoenixrain
phoenixrain
27 April 2010

Cost to upgrade colourbond garage door to wood look door?

Cost to upgrade colourbond garage door to wood look door?

Just a note - the upgrade cost will depending on what your upgrading from. If your upgrading from a basic rollerdoor, like myself and…

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phoenixrain
Apr 27, 2010 12:46 am
phoenixrain
faerie
faerie
27 April 2010

Big M, will they change things on plans?

Big M, will they change things on plans?

Ive had the same experience with Fitzy, M are quite accommodating. We had already signed building contract and they still allowed us to add internal sliding doors and…

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faerie
Apr 27, 2010 11:52 am
faerie
shelby75
shelby75
27 April 2010

Minimum Standard Door Width - anyone know??

Minimum Standard Door Width - anyone know??

Yep its too late for it to be changed. I did notice this at plan stage but was told it would be fine, now that its plastered certain other people can see why I was…

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shelby75
Apr 27, 2010 12:06 pm
Beanie15
Beanie15
27 April 2010

Material change of use -Retaining Wall Help Please

Material change of use -Retaining Wall Help Please

Yeah it's impressive in size, luckly not 5 mtrs tall all the way, but not looking so impressive now that we have to retain it ::sad:: It's also a pain that I love the natural…

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Beanie15
Apr 27, 2010 12:39 pm
Maxie
Maxie
27 April 2010

Should we choose Clarendon to build our new home?

Should we choose Clarendon to build our new home?
NSW

Ummmm.... If you have nerves of steel and are a very patient person - yes. I'm afraid I can't say anymore than that but there have been several threads overthe past 2…

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Maxie
Apr 27, 2010 5:05 pm
Maxie
estrela81
estrela81
27 April 2010

Converting double garage into living areas

Converting double garage into living areas

If it is what you are interested in you will need to speak to the developer as only they will be able to provide you an indication of their standpoint. All I know is that…

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estrela81
Apr 27, 2010 5:28 pm
andy
andy
27 April 2010

Your Frame - What to Look out for?

Your Frame - What to Look out for?
NSW
1, 2

POLO Iam getting urban property inspections as well to have a look. Great report thats what I want to see or dont see . Iam also learning the jargon as we go it…

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andy
Apr 27, 2010 5:36 pm
grom40
grom40
27 April 2010

How often did/do you visit your house during construction?

How often did/do you visit your house during construction?
1, 2, 3

I probably go once a day and they haven't even poured the slab yet (I'm sure the novelty will probably wear off at some stage). Although having to leave work right on time…

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grom40
Apr 27, 2010 5:36 pm
grom40
estrela81
estrela81
27 April 2010

Allworth Homes Suggestions

Allworth Homes Suggestions
NSW

I would simply ask them to recommend to you what plans will fit based on your requirements. You are lucky to have a wide block so you may want to fill that expanse,…

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estrela81
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