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anthony_carter
anthony_carter
17 February 2010

Anyone know about carpet???

Anyone know about carpet???

Ash is right. Double the underlay is a DISASTER waiting to happen. Backing will go fast (it stretches down as you SINK into it, but doesn't stretch back - it's not a…

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anthony_carter
Feb 17, 2010 6:25 pm
ladyice
ladyice
9 February 2010

Our Dream Home

Our Dream Home
1 ... 18, 19, 20

ladyice LOVE LOVE LOVE your home!!! can anyone scan and post pics of the article featuring the LV trunk etc??? please please pretty…

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ladyice
Feb 09, 2010 1:24 pm
ladyice
Rizzo
Rizzo
9 February 2010

Our House

Our House
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That is a stunning house. Love the facade and all that decking.

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Rizzo
Feb 09, 2010 2:25 pm
Southies
Southies
9 February 2010

Downlights on ground floor and first floor / insulation?

Downlights on ground floor and first floor / insulation?

We have had CFLs installed in our grnd floor ceiiling/1st floor joist area , so no covers required.

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Southies
Feb 09, 2010 3:41 pm
Southies
EmoH
EmoH
9 February 2010

Main Floor tile sizes?

Main Floor tile sizes?

Hi JaHouse Looks like we are building the same house..santorini here too. I find the M's flooring quote too expensive. So doing it after handover and got time to think it…

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EmoH
Feb 09, 2010 3:54 pm
naddis01
naddis01
9 February 2010

First Time Builder. HELP!

First Time Builder. HELP!
NSW

Anyone else have an opinion?

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naddis01
Feb 09, 2010 8:34 pm
InPakenham
InPakenham
9 February 2010

Austral Bricks 'Macadamia' Anyone Used Them?

Austral Bricks 'Macadamia' Anyone Used Them?

Hmm our builder turned us away from macadamia. He had a few problems previously with the bricks looking patchy on the corners and not being a…

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InPakenham
Feb 09, 2010 8:39 pm
Candylea
Candylea
9 February 2010

When was your first progress payment?

When was your first progress payment?

Are you a cash client? ie. from your own money. If so then your deposit would probably be around 6% of the total contract price. A $200 000 house comes to $12 000.

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Candylea
Feb 09, 2010 9:01 pm
Candylea
cpn
cpn
9 February 2010

Asset Protection from Council

Asset Protection from Council

Thanks for the replies. Starting to distrust my builder - so good to get feedback from a neutral party. Cheers.

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cpn
Feb 09, 2010 11:26 pm
dreamhome
dreamhome
10 February 2010

Progress! - Moving right along! 08/11/09 (pics pg 7)

Progress! - Moving right along! 08/11/09 (pics pg 7)
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Hi D&SG, Looking great, any recent updates? Have you moved in yet?

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dreamhome
Feb 10, 2010 11:44 am
dreamhome
andrew78m
andrew78m
10 February 2010

PGH 'Red Clinker'

PGH 'Red Clinker'

We found choosing bricks really hard as well.. I just rang up the PGH office and asked them for addresses in my city for the bricks I liked, going and seeing them on a…

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andrew78m
Feb 10, 2010 11:56 am
Wanna
Wanna
10 February 2010

Contract on land in estate?

Contract on land in estate?

We had a clause built into the contract with the developer to say we could pull out if site costs went above a certain amount. It wasn't something they were used to doing…

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Wanna
Feb 10, 2010 2:16 pm
mdzzj
mdzzj
10 February 2010

Land Survey

Land Survey

Was reading this up, and I've just been informed that the pegs at the rear are missing. We bought Our land at Innisfail estate in Point Cook. Peet…

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mdzzj
Feb 10, 2010 4:25 pm
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Hels
Feb 10, 2010 8:14 pm
Hels
Mtfranklin
Mtfranklin
11 February 2010

BUILDING A WISDOM INSPIRATION 29 @ PONDS

BUILDING A WISDOM INSPIRATION 29 @ PONDS
NSW
1, 2, 3

Rockmelon, I'm still considering frame inspection. Most ppl here in home1 had an independent building inspector for their frame inspection. I guess its a small price to…

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Mtfranklin
Feb 11, 2010 7:52 am
oze
oze
11 February 2010

Financial Details to Builder

Financial Details to Builder

LOL....I love the you show me yours if I show you mine...LOL. Thanks everyone for your responses :) Turns out PD need some evidence that we have accepted the loan. The…

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oze
Feb 11, 2010 9:11 am
oze
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 February 2010

Weepholes

Weepholes

Typically weepholes are included in the external leaves of cavity walls in the course directly above damp proof courses, flashing and cavity fill, and at the bottom of the…

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onc_artisan
Feb 11, 2010 11:13 am
onc_artisan
Rex
Rex
11 February 2010

Left Over Bricks

Left Over Bricks

I asked our SS when building started if we could keep the leftovers and he said no worries. So over xmas break I moved them all to the back of our place.... hard work but…

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Rex
Feb 11, 2010 11:58 am
CiNnY
CiNnY
11 February 2010

Henley

Henley
VIC

Hi Ciny, we are building up on Pinnacle Views, the blocks are not titled yet and you will see they have only really been released. If you look at…

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CiNnY
Feb 11, 2010 1:57 pm
shellb78
shellb78
11 February 2010

Comments on our revised houseplan please

Comments on our revised houseplan please

Ha ha ha - I was having a blond moment then ShelB - I saw your reply and though.... oh no. I just wrote that, I wonder how the computer…

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shellb78
Feb 11, 2010 2:52 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 February 2010

Public liability insurance for DIY kitchen fitting

Public liability insurance for DIY kitchen fitting

Best you get a quote from an insurance broker... Since it would be a once off it shouldn't be too expensive :wink: You have all the details, and go local so the rep knows what…

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onc_artisan
Feb 11, 2010 6:27 pm
onc_artisan
kateypink
kateypink
11 February 2010

Building PD Queenstown - advice needed on colour

Building PD Queenstown - advice needed on colour
VIC

Go into hopetoun endlessly and look look look Also wattyl paint samples are available from Mitre 10

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kateypink
Feb 11, 2010 7:15 pm
kateypink
kateypink
11 February 2010

Freaked out about toilets?

Freaked out about toilets?

Our tradies used ours and there was no water available. They kept using them the result was in describable!!! I am demanding the builder pays for a cleaner before we…

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kateypink
Feb 11, 2010 7:18 pm
radiuz
radiuz
11 February 2010

First Impression - GMH vs Rycon

First Impression - GMH vs Rycon

Armed with my custom plans I had appointments with both these companies. My experience with GM* was less than desirable. After trekking all the way to Doreen to meet up…

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radiuz
Feb 11, 2010 9:03 pm
Candylea
Candylea
11 February 2010

What is included on the floor?

What is included on the floor?

Could be you get whatever comes standard with the house... if that is anything.. read the small print - or - just ask :wink:

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Candylea
Feb 11, 2010 9:51 pm
Candylea
kateypink
kateypink
11 February 2010

What would you do / what can we do SO MANY MISTAKES!!!

What would you do / what can we do SO MANY MISTAKES!!!
1, 2

I know who Ashley Moran works for so I know which builder it is. We built with them aswell and had several issues at PCI and handover.…

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kateypink
Feb 11, 2010 11:31 pm
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
12 February 2010

How far in advance is your handover date booked?

How far in advance is your handover date booked?

Thanks for your responses! The building was travelling so well before xmas. Then I went on a 3 week holiday and returned in the new year to a not…

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Fiffaro
Feb 12, 2010 8:22 am
Shelz
Shelz
12 February 2010

Charlie's Place | PHOTOS! |

Charlie's Place | PHOTOS! |
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hey Charlie, Your home is beauuuuutiful :: :: :: :: I love how the colours work together & I really love the features walls!!!! I noticed you moved the back window in the…

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Shelz
Feb 12, 2010 9:38 am
kirsada
kirsada
12 February 2010

Fascia and gutter colour: HELP!

Fascia and gutter colour: HELP!

No probs. You could post your colour selections in Michelle's decorating forum as she is fabulous!!

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kirsada
Feb 12, 2010 10:22 am
kirsada
Belial
Belial
12 February 2010

Building Standards

Building Standards

Also i *think* most public libraries have copies of the BCA and possibly some of the australian standards. usually they are for in library use, ie can't be borrowed.…

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Belial
Feb 12, 2010 10:33 am
Belial
borg
borg
12 February 2010

Air con not big enough??

Air con not big enough??

20kwatts is not necessarily more energy efficient. If you worried about energy efficiency do not run all six zones at once.

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borg
Feb 12, 2010 1:18 pm
borg
TamDaz
TamDaz
12 February 2010

Insurance for building - HELP PLEASE.

Insurance for building - HELP PLEASE.
SA

Thank you so much Tranceozzy. I will be sure to follow that up. We have current house and contents insurance with CGU, so was hoping to go through them if needed. Will…

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TamDaz
Feb 12, 2010 6:58 pm
utesrock
utesrock
12 February 2010

Advice on change requested by builder

Advice on change requested by builder

Great news btherl, glad it worked out for you. ::

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utesrock
Feb 12, 2010 7:03 pm
Rusty311
Rusty311
12 February 2010

Sewer Inspection point and Manhole

Sewer Inspection point and Manhole
SA

There is an Aus company that has complied with Aus Standards. Not sure about cost of if you can fill with Dirt / Turf But here is one of their products.

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Rusty311
Feb 12, 2010 8:01 pm
MissLotus
MissLotus
12 February 2010

Recommendations for Draftsman?

Recommendations for Draftsman?
VIC

To either extend up or knock down the house and rebuild. But at the moment, I was…

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MissLotus
Feb 12, 2010 8:42 pm
ani
ani
12 February 2010

Blue's house in Yanchep - final inspection!!!!!

Blue's house in Yanchep - final inspection!!!!!
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Wow Blue, how exciting! Keep us posted! I can't wait to hear how final inspection went!

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ani
Feb 12, 2010 9:31 pm
ani
Polo
Polo
13 February 2010

Site costs for Lyndarum

Site costs for Lyndarum
VIC

Hi, I'm building in Aurora Estate, sorry I can't give you a figure on my site cost because it is fixed. There are alot of site costs discussion on this forum, therefore I…

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Polo
Feb 13, 2010 2:23 pm

My site supervisor changed on me during the Australia Day week and make sure they are up to date and know all the details you have told your previous supervisor. It…

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noddyninja
Feb 13, 2010 8:07 pm
noddyninja
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 February 2010

Houspect Building Inspections

Houspect Building Inspections

Hey Al,, I rang Alex today (supporting the forum advertisers ;) ) and he is inspecting a possible purchase for us on Tuesday. I will report back soon but so far very…

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mattwalker
Feb 14, 2010 12:14 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 February 2010

Building Inspectors

Building Inspectors
VIC

I will let you know if Alex from Urban is any good after Tuesday...he is doing a dual report for us!

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mattwalker
Feb 14, 2010 12:21 am
mattwalker
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
14 February 2010

Is it worth to build a 6-start energy homes?

Is it worth to build a 6-start energy homes?
1, 2, 3

Okay, my subjective experience. :) I've lived in a number of west facing houses and two north facing houses and orientation makes a difference. A…

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Zerosignal
Feb 14, 2010 12:44 am
leebuild
leebuild
14 February 2010

PRESTART - What did you do and how much did you spend ?

PRESTART - What did you do and how much did you spend ?
1, 2

yes would love to see. we are hoping to tile to ceiling in ensuite and bathroom with a 200 x 600 tile and are a little scared . building a commodore house through wahc. We…

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leebuild
Feb 14, 2010 10:38 pm
take2
take2
14 February 2010

Oh No We have to change the deck railings!

Oh No We have to change the deck railings!

Thanks Guys We could not change any levels as the backyard is already on a slope downhill so that would end up in more retaining, and the deck is already up. Suh I am…

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take2
Feb 14, 2010 10:42 pm
take2
take2
take2
14 February 2010

Scyon matrix cladding vs linea/stria cladding

Scyon matrix cladding vs linea/stria cladding

We have used the stria cladding on our house, it gives a clean lines not as busy as linea, there also has been a lot of…

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take2
Feb 14, 2010 10:47 pm
take2
faerie
faerie
15 February 2010

Reasonable $ per meter for fencing

Reasonable $ per meter for fencing

We are building in the South Eastern suburbs, if someone could pm me some details for a good fencer that would be fantastic. :D

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faerie
Feb 15, 2010 11:17 am
faerie
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mummagoose
Feb 15, 2010 11:59 am
Twiggy
Twiggy
15 February 2010

Shire of Mitchell

Shire of Mitchell
VIC

Pretty much all it says on there is that you have to apply for a permit if you have 3+ of a certain animal - which is the same as what we have here in Hume. But they way…

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Twiggy
Feb 15, 2010 2:26 pm
Twiggy


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