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issy jo
issy jo
22 December 2009

Department of Fair Trading Building Contract

Department of Fair Trading Building Contract

No, I haven't, but it looks like I might need to look into it given my situation with my builder at the moment. Thanks for putting this thread up cos I've been sratching…

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issy jo
Dec 22, 2009 10:20 pm
issy jo
2pais
2pais
23 December 2009

FORMICA COLOURS AND PCS... I need HELP :)

FORMICA COLOURS AND PCS... I need HELP :)

Hi rhi3384 I have choosen Formica Pure Marble in Velour Finish for my laundry bench top. The overhead and bottom cupboards are going to be in Laminex white and the…

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2pais
Dec 23, 2009 8:56 am
iTalk
iTalk
23 December 2009

Our home.. The Caraway 175 from JG King

Our home.. The Caraway 175 from JG King
VIC
1, 2, 3

I think Alex has already moved in. I saw his car in front of his house last Saturday. His house looks fantastic :D

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iTalk
Dec 23, 2009 12:39 pm
iTalk
Lex
Lex
23 December 2009

Builder's Structural Guarantee - Do You Understand it?

Builder's Structural Guarantee - Do You Understand it?
NSW

Found something interesting - quote from a publically available doco from Dept of FT NSW: "The subsequent buyers of any property where residential building work was…

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Lex
Dec 23, 2009 1:12 pm
Lex
aim1900
aim1900
23 December 2009

Corner block setback in Alamanda?

Corner block setback in Alamanda?
VIC

Hi You will have to check with your council for their ruling on this ours states a 6mtr truncation We have a corner block and what they refer…

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aim1900
Dec 23, 2009 2:33 pm
kevin g
kevin g
24 December 2009

Contracts

Contracts

Thanks for the advice on what to look out for in the Building Contract.Is there any professional services that can be recommended in Sydney to negotiate on our behalf with…

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kevin g
Dec 24, 2009 9:12 am
Dollar
Dollar
24 December 2009

Cleaning bricks

Cleaning bricks

Cool. I'm very excited to see them clean! The brick work is pretty neat anyway and clean as well.

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Dollar
Dec 24, 2009 10:06 am
issy jo
issy jo
24 December 2009

Hickinbothem Seaford Meadows SA Anyone?

Hickinbothem Seaford Meadows SA Anyone?
SA

Best advice check every single stage dont believe a word anyone says even independant building inspectors.So far both our bathrooms have to be retiled ,our showerscreens…

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issy jo
Dec 24, 2009 10:17 am
issy jo
Monichi
Monichi
24 December 2009

Building in Lalor - @ lockup fixing

Building in Lalor - @ lockup fixing
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Congratulations Monichi. When do you think they will start building? Your welcome to say hello, if you see us at our block; we're on…

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Monichi
Dec 24, 2009 11:03 am
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
24 December 2009

Building Virgin

Building Virgin

Oh.. the thread is about houses. Nevermind, carry on...

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Sheepdog
Dec 24, 2009 10:02 pm
Mango
Mango
24 December 2009

Over $1000.00 plus GST per metre for Essa Stone!!!!!!!!

Over $1000.00 plus GST per metre for Essa Stone!!!!!!!!

Take your kitchen measurments and get a few independant quotes. It does sound extremely pricey, my water fall sides in granite were $385 each. If you plan on doing the…

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Mango
Dec 24, 2009 10:43 pm
sssyco_pulsar
sssyco_pulsar
25 December 2009

Building Contracts - Can they be changed?

Building Contracts - Can they be changed?
VIC

Thanks guys, I am more concerned with the time between paying our deposit and getting the plans drawn up and submitted to council for approval. I have read some people had…

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sssyco_pulsar
Dec 25, 2009 8:39 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
25 December 2009

Expossed slab reinforcement

Expossed slab reinforcement
VIC
1, 2

Just when my brain started to chew up the alcohol :lol: The grey lady is/ can be good fun but turns nasty when we ignore her wishes :lol:

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onc_artisan
Dec 25, 2009 9:45 pm
onc_artisan
strawberry
strawberry
25 December 2009

Que One Homes Melbourne

Que One Homes Melbourne
VIC

Hi to all members, Would appreciate any feedback anyone may have about Que One Homes Melbourne? I notice they are currently building in the western suburbs. I have…

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strawberry
Dec 25, 2009 10:49 pm
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Beebob
Dec 26, 2009 3:03 pm
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onc_artisan
Dec 26, 2009 5:21 pm
onc_artisan
Dollar
Dollar
26 December 2009

Modern Aluminium (I think) Panels to front facade.....

Modern Aluminium (I think) Panels to front facade.....

I've seen Terracade but not heard of Alucobond before. Looks good. Does it get applied over the bricks and how much per sq. metre is this stuff? It looks expensive.

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Dollar
Dec 26, 2009 6:38 pm

This is our plan, waiting on council.....Hurry uppppppp

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chezza
Dec 26, 2009 8:55 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
27 December 2009

Builders and sub contractors obligations.

Builders and sub contractors obligations.
VIC

Indemnity. ...but I think that is a given... You need to be sure the contractor has some form of insurance(s) so an obligation would be to cover anyloss by having…

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onc_artisan
Dec 26, 2009 11:31 pm
onc_artisan
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


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