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purplerosey
purplerosey
9 December 2009

What do you think of this combo?

What do you think of this combo?

Joles, We can do woodland grey as well in the window, its there in our discussion list... we both are inclined to go with woodland grey but up to now we are still doing…

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purplerosey
Dec 09, 2009 11:38 am
Jodie80
Jodie80
9 December 2009

Building In Perth (Vertu) - Laminate Flooring throughout

Building In Perth (Vertu) - Laminate Flooring throughout
WA

You're better off getting tiles put in in all wet areas (laundry, toilets, bathrooms, kitchen). Laminate would be fine for the rest of the house. You can get some really…

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Jodie80
Dec 09, 2009 12:51 pm
Jodie80
kes1984
kes1984
9 December 2009

Mistake fixed quickly

Mistake fixed quickly
QLD

that's great to hear.

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kes1984
Dec 09, 2009 2:21 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
9 December 2009

H Class Slab Piers

H Class Slab Piers
VIC

The depth of the pile is dependent on the load applied to it (in a domestic application single or double storey), and the ground conditions (if you have a lot of fill they…

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to_do_list
Dec 09, 2009 3:04 pm
to_do_list
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
9 December 2009

Can I install silt fencing myself?

Can I install silt fencing myself?
NSW

Yep I had excatly the same problem with my knock down. Ended up finding a guy on the Central Coast that did a silt fence for $6.50 / L mtr

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KnockItDown
Dec 09, 2009 8:24 pm
KnockItDown
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 December 2009

first ever contact, after handover date

first ever contact, after handover date
1, 2

^^^ Also a please Zaphod.. We all need to make a stand at times and some of those times it goes against the grain.

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onc_artisan
Dec 09, 2009 9:49 pm
onc_artisan
fruitty
fruitty
10 December 2009

Electricity Question - Help Please!!

Electricity Question - Help Please!!

I have not heard of anyone who has to pay their electricity connection fee directly. (You actually paid for it in your building contract anyway). Does hurt to question…

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fruitty
Dec 09, 2009 11:03 pm
fruitty
gilese
gilese
10 December 2009

Thornton Blaxland by Edgewater / Henley in Ropes Crossing

Thornton Blaxland by Edgewater / Henley in Ropes Crossing
NSW

HELP, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN. I AM NEW TO THIS. I got a call from a Henley rep asking could I come for an inspection in Monday of the house. What does this mean, what do I…

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gilese
Dec 10, 2009 7:28 am
Shozza
Shozza
10 December 2009

Water tank plumbed to toilets ?mains back up?

Water tank plumbed to toilets ?mains back up?

Guys, I have been researching this topic for quite some time now and have noticed some traps with both types of systems that others may like to consider when selecting…

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Shozza
Dec 10, 2009 8:16 am
moogle
moogle
10 December 2009

Vandalism and theif in Taylors Hill area - Homestead

Vandalism and theif in Taylors Hill area - Homestead
VIC

Hi kateypink, we're all the way on the other side at Stage 49 at corner of Hume Drive…

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moogle
Dec 10, 2009 12:54 pm
joles
joles
10 December 2009

Pay builder before handover and get independent inspection ?

Pay builder before handover and get independent inspection ?

Asking for payment before the work is completed..... sacking staff and taking over the job themselves..... hard to get tradies on site. These are all pretty classic signs…

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joles
Dec 10, 2009 3:05 pm
joles
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
10 December 2009

What does a sample building contract look like?

What does a sample building contract look like?

Here's a copy of HIA general contract clauses. All builders who are HIA members can use the HIA building contract clauses as it is a legal document, plus builders do not…

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rocketleaves
Dec 10, 2009 3:09 pm
timo
timo
10 December 2009

Valuations - Does everything have to be completely finished?

Valuations - Does everything have to be completely finished?

Our bank is Westpac also and I have spoken to them and they don't need the coo to send the valuer out or pay the final payment so that is good. The fitters are coming…

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timo
Dec 10, 2009 3:12 pm
ladybird
ladybird
10 December 2009

Building With Burbank

Building With Burbank
1, 2, 3

my partner took the day off and we did it on the day its all over just gotta wait for the land to be ready

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ladybird
Dec 10, 2009 3:32 pm
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
10 December 2009

Protection Notice.... What the???

Protection Notice.... What the???

It seems to me your neighbour is pushing out the garage all the way to the boundary. I am building in a new estate and because my crossover and my neighbour's are side by…

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rocketleaves
Dec 10, 2009 4:03 pm
LordX
LordX
10 December 2009

ANYONE BUILDING WITH PORTADA HOMES ???

ANYONE BUILDING WITH PORTADA HOMES ???
VIC

Yeah I’m building too, they are pretty unknown and by the way they are not builders, the builder is someone else. They…

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LordX
Dec 10, 2009 6:28 pm
kkatt
kkatt
10 December 2009

Havingfun - Sorbetto Brick pics - Roof is on (nearly)!!!!

Havingfun - Sorbetto Brick pics - Roof is on (nearly)!!!!
ACT
1, 2

Hi everyone, Our brickies are almost done doing our house in sorbetto if anyone wants a stickie there are pics on my build thread. :D

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kkatt
Dec 10, 2009 7:30 pm
kkatt
Dollar
Dollar
10 December 2009

What colour roof with PGH Espresso brick?

What colour roof with PGH Espresso brick?

I would go with Surfmist. I think Shale Grey is an eyesore. To shed a bit of light on the brick situation.....we chose smooth face bricks and vic Blue bricks (knowing…

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Dollar
Dec 10, 2009 8:00 pm
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
23 August 2016

Carpet on Stairs - Pricked by smoothedge

Carpet on Stairs - Pricked by smoothedge
1, 2

Hi Hoel, The earlier responses on this post detail the options you have in addressing the issue. All the best !

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blessedpeople
Aug 23, 2016 6:57 pm
blessedpeople
somewoman
somewoman
11 December 2009

Splasbacks - Charcoal and Dark Greys

Splasbacks - Charcoal and Dark Greys
VIC

We're having dark splashback in a black-mirror finish. It is called "stopsol grey" No pics of the kitchen as of yet - we don't even have a roof on our place yet ;) BUT…

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somewoman
Dec 11, 2009 6:44 am
somewoman
Gambarol
Gambarol
11 December 2009

Skirting boards...

Skirting boards...
SA

A stained hardwood skirting board could look quite nice depending on the wall colour and flooring. I prefer painted with a gloss enamel type paint....heaps easier to keep clean.

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Gambarol
Dec 11, 2009 7:52 am
Gambarol
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jbdave
Dec 11, 2009 10:40 am
Hels
Hels
11 December 2009

Consumer Credit Contract & PD

Consumer Credit Contract & PD
VIC

I don't remember having to produce that document. But we went through Choice which is PD's lending arm, so maybe it was all provided for us.

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Hels
Dec 11, 2009 1:29 pm
Hels
mr_producer
mr_producer
11 December 2009

Plantation Builders Qld (and everyone else)- advice please!!

Plantation Builders Qld (and everyone else)- advice please!!
QLD

Our Kato BK1 was finished in June this year. We got the alarm system from the Plantation supplier, PM Systems. The owner was fantastic when he came to commission…

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mr_producer
Dec 11, 2009 7:50 pm
Jose27
Jose27
11 December 2009

Camping out for a land release.....who has done this??

Camping out for a land release.....who has done this??

But I guess if they're only releasing ten blocks, and there's already ten people in the line then that wouold prevent…

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Jose27
Dec 11, 2009 9:53 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
12 December 2009

Wisdom Impression 38MK II - Some new pic's 12/12/09

Wisdom Impression 38MK II - Some new pic's 12/12/09
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Wow - looking good. Love what you've done in the stairwell with the Xmas decorations! Given me some great ideas for 2010 (yes - I'm sad - I've already designed my xmas…

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stonecutter1309
Dec 12, 2009 8:15 am
stonecutter1309
Hels
Hels
12 December 2009

Our PD Illoura.

Our PD Illoura.
VIC
1 ... 48, 49, 50

I'm going to close this thread off now. A big thanks to all those who followed our building journey and contributed to this thread. All future updates will be in my blog :)

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Hels
Dec 12, 2009 8:57 am
Hels
Lex
Lex
12 December 2009

Advise on building first home in Geelong Area.

Advise on building first home in Geelong Area.
VIC

... the people that inspect the frame etc are called the Principle Certifying Authority. There should also be a Registration Board for your…

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Lex
Dec 12, 2009 9:12 am
Lex
Southies
Southies
12 December 2009

Window Frame Colours

Window Frame Colours
VIC

yes, but definitely not creamy/yellowy

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Southies
Dec 12, 2009 9:57 am
Southies
Dollar
Dollar
12 December 2009

Parquetry flooring -your verdict

Parquetry flooring -your verdict
VIC

Herring bone is beautiful. Blackbutt is very nice. My fave wood is kauri and I would hate to think how much it would cost.

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Dollar
Dec 12, 2009 11:17 am
westy
westy
12 December 2009

Demolitions in Perth - Recommendations please

Demolitions in Perth - Recommendations please
WA

I will be doing a demo soon in the inner metro area (3x1 brick and fibro with 2 sheds, asbestos and some small vegetation/trees) and have had quotes from the following…

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westy
Dec 12, 2009 2:25 pm
westy
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
12 December 2009

building inspection

building inspection
VIC

I usually give about 3 or 4 days notice. Seems to work out fine.

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virgin-builder
Dec 12, 2009 4:53 pm
virgin-builder
nicoshea
nicoshea
12 December 2009

My Lovely New Sofa :)

My Lovely New Sofa :)
WA
1, 2

:lol: I love all the comments ::lol:: I hopefully will have my keys by the end of Feb, so then I can move in and decorate ::wink:: I love interior designing and that is part of my…

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nicoshea
Dec 12, 2009 9:52 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
12 December 2009

What gutter guard did you use for your new home??

What gutter guard did you use for your new home??
QLD

Gutter guard will never take the place of maintenance. In my line of work we remove LOOOTS of gutter guard as the primary cause of water ingress. Mostly from consealed downpipes :wink:

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onc_artisan
Dec 12, 2009 10:22 pm
onc_artisan
IceMan
IceMan
14 December 2009

Hybrid air con vs inverter... what's the difference?

Hybrid air con vs inverter... what's the difference?

Thanks for the replies... I have just checked the quote from the dealer and it says "1 x Daikin reverse cycle 20kW (8HP) Hybrid three phase ducted…

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IceMan
Dec 14, 2009 10:34 am
IceMan
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
13 December 2009

Why did you pick the house you built?

Why did you pick the house you built?
VIC
1, 2

Single story (done my days trotting back and forth stairs) 4 bedrooms a must as we have 3 boys ::wornout:: Decent sized backyard for the same reason as above. 7 star energy 900 mm…

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pinkdiamond
Dec 13, 2009 9:55 am
pinkdiamond
kure69
kure69
13 December 2009

Who's building in Carlingford Estate, Lalor?

Who's building in Carlingford Estate, Lalor?
VIC

Hi Bator I will be located in north side of Gillwell Road lot 211. Its a shame that we have to wait till may next year. What lot are you on? I was planing to build the…

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kure69
Dec 13, 2009 1:12 pm
slknv
slknv
13 December 2009

New home electrical cables

New home electrical cables

If that is within the standard guidelines then I guess we might have to look at getting a thicker cable put in ourselves. Either way I'm not…

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slknv
Dec 13, 2009 3:25 pm
Sierra
Sierra
13 December 2009

Electrical fit out after painting?

Electrical fit out after painting?

Its how our house was done. Paint then electrical fit out. For us I noticed marking on the concrete where switches and power points were going. Kinda looked like dollar…

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Sierra
Dec 13, 2009 8:50 pm
Sierra
Bam
Bam
13 December 2009

Help with a front fence

Help with a front fence

Done :wink: For future reference, you can use the Report Post function to let us know :D

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Bam
Dec 13, 2009 9:45 pm
Bam
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
13 December 2009

Plantation Shutters on sliding doors? Anyone have them?

Plantation Shutters on sliding doors? Anyone have them?

We were going to get it for our upstairs aluminium sliding door....but it was too fiddly because it's not like a window where there is a frame to put the plantation…

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overwhelmed
Dec 13, 2009 10:11 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
13 December 2009

CRACKS IN SLABS- anyone?

CRACKS IN SLABS- anyone?
SA

Yes a flexible tile adhesive for sure ::

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onc_artisan
Dec 13, 2009 10:49 pm
onc_artisan
Polo
Polo
14 December 2009

FHOG is depend on land contract date or settlement date?

FHOG is depend on land contract date or settlement date?

Yes sign the building contract before 31 December 2009 and you will be eligible for the $25k but this then depends on the condition that you must have a slab completed…

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Polo
Dec 13, 2009 11:40 pm
RyanJD
RyanJD
14 December 2009

Celebration Homes - The Domain, building Piarra Waters

Celebration Homes - The Domain, building Piarra Waters
WA

http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab297/RyanDal/house1.jpg This should be the rough plan if i've uploaded this right.. apologies, this is…

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RyanJD
Dec 14, 2009 2:38 am
RyanJD
easter
easter
14 December 2009

excess soil -- help

excess soil -- help
SA

Thank you Medsy. The guy you recommended had my job done. I did not get a better price by mention your name. :( :th: Anyway it was reasonable price. :)

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easter
Dec 14, 2009 9:20 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
14 December 2009

sterling homes

sterling homes

Ring the council/shire Building inspector... ...and tell them what you know about the situation.

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onc_artisan
Dec 14, 2009 12:21 pm
onc_artisan
x
x
14 December 2009

Kordon Perimeter Termite Treatment

Kordon Perimeter Termite Treatment

After the timber work, before the brick work. The stuff around the pipes that go through the slab was laid around the pipes before the slab…

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x
Dec 14, 2009 1:43 pm
ring09
ring09
14 December 2009

BOUTIQUE HOMES CONTRACTS

BOUTIQUE HOMES CONTRACTS
VIC

Hi all, We are waiting to receive our contract from Homebuyers Centre(Boutique Homes) if anyone is past this stage can you tell me anything to look out for. I will be…

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ring09
Dec 14, 2009 2:24 pm
ring09
Rowena
Rowena
14 December 2009

So.....do building companies ever throw in 'extras'??

So.....do building companies ever throw in 'extras'??
1, 2

We got loads of extras in our build with NBG and our base price was really comparable to other major companies. From reading about other builds, we got fantastic extras…

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Rowena
Dec 14, 2009 2:25 pm
Rowena
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
14 December 2009

Putting a urinal into a home bathroom

Putting a urinal into a home bathroom
VIC
1, 2, 3

Haha the fly idea is awesome. That'll be Christmas shopping all wrapped up (pun alert!) for me this year!

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Sheepdog
Dec 14, 2009 4:34 pm


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