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Mr Rose
Mr Rose
15 January 2010

Inspection for slab down?

Inspection for slab down?

80 slump is sufficent to pour, adding water to keep the slump at 80 is all that is needed. P!ssing it up(concrete term) is only done to speed…

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Mr Rose
Jan 15, 2010 10:53 pm
Mr Rose
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 January 2010

Some concerns about wall wrap, windows and insulation

Some concerns about wall wrap, windows and insulation
VIC

Everything looks fine, the small issues are not significant enough to cause concern. The windows are just as they should be... don't worry. Ed

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ECOECO
Jan 16, 2010 12:26 am
ECOECO
J&K
J&K
16 January 2010

Need architect for design......

Need architect for design......
NSW

Hi Jay, I am happy to recomend my Architect, he was not cheap but spent a lot of time with us to design a house on a difficult block. He is based in the city or…

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J&K
Jan 16, 2010 8:28 am
J&K
lightsview
lightsview
16 January 2010

Lightsview, Northgate - Land in Adelaide, SA

Lightsview, Northgate - Land in Adelaide, SA
SA

Hi Monica, Yes I bought in Lightsview and am in the process of building there. It's going to be a fantastic area. If you are free tomorrow (Sunday) they have an event…

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lightsview
Jan 16, 2010 9:59 am
Ms Builder
Ms Builder
16 January 2010

Anyone have pics of their render colour with Surfmist roof?

Anyone have pics of their render colour with Surfmist roof?

Lovely colours somewoman! We have a surfmist roof, most of it went on this week, but we only have a frame so cant give you any photos of render colours as yet. We are…

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Ms Builder
Jan 16, 2010 11:34 am
Helyn
Helyn
16 January 2010

Sub-Division in SA

Sub-Division in SA
SA

My husband and I owe the house jointly, so not sure if we could split it between us. You dont have a choice - if it is jointly…

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Helyn
Jan 16, 2010 11:50 am
Helyn
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 January 2010

What are the benefits of different Slab sizes

What are the benefits of different Slab sizes
WA

Don't go with ... the others :wink: Soil and house construction will dictate what the slab will be.

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onc_artisan
Jan 16, 2010 12:17 pm
onc_artisan
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 January 2010

4 Bricks over window - 3 Bricks over S/D...would this irk u?

4 Bricks over window - 3 Bricks over S/D...would this irk u?
SA

The heads of your windows and matching doors should all be at the same height. They have not been installed as such. Whoever placed the windows did…

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ECOECO
Jan 16, 2010 12:21 pm
ECOECO
Mrs P
Mrs P
16 January 2010

Quick 2 minute layout

Quick 2 minute layout

Oh no I am greatful for replies but I think it was a mistake putting my not very good drawings up and might wait until I have something that's been done properly because…

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Mrs P
Jan 16, 2010 1:02 pm
'chelle
'chelle
16 January 2010

2 quick questions

2 quick questions
QLD

It's your land so you can do what you want, although if you have a builder lined up then I would check with them first. A hole for a pool might…

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'chelle
Jan 16, 2010 8:30 pm
'chelle
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
17 January 2010

Boral escura smooth face Pearl Grey-Pics/advice Help?

Boral escura smooth face Pearl Grey-Pics/advice Help?

Hi Eric, best of luck with selecting the bricks! From my point is is very different to advise on such things as we do have different tastes and preferences. Did you try…

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ebyelyakov
Jan 17, 2010 12:21 am
ebyelyakov
chmaiden
chmaiden
17 January 2010

brush fencing

brush fencing
VIC

hi guys - looking for a brush fencer for a 12m front fence and gate in Caroline Springs in NW Melbourne - any recommendations? cheers

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chmaiden
Jan 17, 2010 9:47 am
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mrs_smith
Jan 17, 2010 10:35 am
mrs_smith
gettingThere
gettingThere
17 January 2010

Please help! Glass or gypbrock wall?

Please help! Glass or gypbrock wall?
SA

Thank you all for your feedback. Much appreciated :)

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gettingThere
Jan 17, 2010 1:09 pm
kek
kek
17 January 2010

HELP:north aspect-orientation of living areas???

HELP:north aspect-orientation of living areas???
QLD

This one's a bit different - if you don't need a fourth bedroom, you could delete it and make either the living or al fresco room…

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kek
Jan 17, 2010 1:23 pm
kek
just Erin
just Erin
17 January 2010

Cleishy's house

Cleishy's house
VIC
1, 2

Where's some updates slacker?

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just Erin
Jan 17, 2010 2:21 pm
just Erin
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Southies
Jan 17, 2010 6:19 pm
Southies
ssvetec
ssvetec
17 January 2010

A positive word about S!/\/\onds

A positive word about S!/\/\onds

UPDATE: Contract signed with no fuss what-so-ever. Despite the fact the drawings actually bound in the contract were wrong, they happily ran upstairs, printed out the…

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ssvetec
Jan 17, 2010 7:06 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
17 January 2010

Carlisle Contract

Carlisle Contract

I'm rehashing an old post of mine, but my tips are: Think about the following objectives..... Completeness,…

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to_do_list
Jan 17, 2010 8:18 pm
to_do_list
shelby75
shelby75
17 January 2010

Sunshine coast - Morcraft, PJ Burns or Ryan design homes?

Sunshine coast - Morcraft, PJ Burns or Ryan design homes?
QLD

We are on the sunshine coast too, we looked at all of those builders and liked designs from them all. We have gone with another builder whose costs seemed a bit more…

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shelby75
Jan 17, 2010 10:26 pm
stuey0608
stuey0608
17 January 2010

Z's new home, Lyndarum Estate

Z's new home, Lyndarum Estate
VIC

Hi and welcome to Lyndarum. I have just bought a block there and am always excited to see who's building what there. It won't be long till you move in by the looks of…

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stuey0608
Jan 17, 2010 11:13 pm
stuey0608
Bek
Bek
17 January 2010

What can you put over an easement?

What can you put over an easement?
NSW

Thanks for the advice everyone. I will definitely ring the council tomorrow to check. I am pretty sure worse case scenario we will be able to plant small shrubs at…

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Bek
Jan 17, 2010 11:44 pm
Bam
Bam
18 January 2010

3 phase electricty when power underground?

3 phase electricty when power underground?
VIC

Thanks everyone! In Victoria not all areas have 3 phase in every pit. The street beside you might, the pit across the road might but you might…

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Bam
Jan 18, 2010 1:00 am
Bam
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
18 January 2010

Leveling of soil pile left after the piering drilling

Leveling of soil pile left after the piering drilling

I tend to believe it depends on how the agreement between you and your builder has been configured. In our case the builder did all soil removal and levelling - I'd be…

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ebyelyakov
Jan 18, 2010 7:13 am
ebyelyakov
lisanne
lisanne
18 January 2010

Carpet. Before or after PCI

Carpet. Before or after PCI

Definitely before but it is one of the last things to go in

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lisanne
Jan 18, 2010 10:53 am
iTalk
iTalk
18 January 2010

What colour brick, render, and mortar does this house have ?

What colour brick, render, and mortar does this house have ?
VIC

Hi mdzzj, I just finished our post contract variations list and sent it to the builder. I included the off-white mortar in it. Cheers :)

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iTalk
Jan 18, 2010 12:58 pm
iTalk
Belial
Belial
18 January 2010

Another Fencing Question...

Another Fencing Question...
VIC

Firstly, the search button up in the right hand corner is your friend :D That said to grab out of one of my posts: Some helpful info links

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Belial
Jan 18, 2010 2:05 pm
Belial
seast
seast
18 January 2010

Megzy New Home - Update 8.1.10

Megzy New Home - Update 8.1.10
QLD
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Thanks for your comments. Seast - Centenary Landscapes near Sumner Park has them for around $5 each. We found a landscaping place at South…

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seast
Jan 18, 2010 2:53 pm
seast
Ari
Ari
18 January 2010

Building with Henley

Building with Henley
VIC

We spent $100,000+ extra but that was our choice. The house would have been perfectly fine without it, just not what we (more like *I*) wanted. Its like ordering a pizza.…

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Ari
Jan 18, 2010 3:25 pm
mummagoose
mummagoose
18 January 2010

Longevity of Hebel

Longevity of Hebel

Great, thanks for your responses, it helps to make the descision easier.

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mummagoose
Jan 18, 2010 5:31 pm
phoenixrain
phoenixrain
18 January 2010

Looking for Feedback on New Generation Homes - WA

Looking for Feedback on New Generation Homes - WA
WA

We're building with New Gen/Summit as well. This is the second time we are building with Summit (four builds in total). They have been excellent. Our rep has been nothing…

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phoenixrain
Jan 18, 2010 5:46 pm
phoenixrain
Candylea
Candylea
18 January 2010

What happens with inspection & handover?

What happens with inspection & handover?

Candylea - What is this about PCI certificate? Does the builder notify the bank as I thought it would just be another progress payment (albeit…

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Candylea
Jan 18, 2010 9:08 pm
Candylea
Mia's Folly
Mia's Folly
18 January 2010

Triple Car Garage Size ???

Triple Car Garage Size ???

We are having a 9 x 6 three car garage which I would love to have made 11 x 7 at least but lot size wouldn't allow it. My brother built the same size garage with his…

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Mia's Folly
Jan 18, 2010 9:36 pm
Mia's Folly
n&n02
n&n02
18 January 2010

Colourbond - Help us choose our roof colour!!!!

Colourbond - Help us choose our roof colour!!!!
QLD
1, 2

We have Surfmist roof with Dune fascia and gutters. I just luv it. Oh and we are also having Surfmist garage door. I think you will be pleased…

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n&n02
Jan 18, 2010 9:46 pm
Felistopher
Felistopher
18 January 2010

Boral Striata or Monier flat roof tiles?

Boral Striata or Monier flat roof tiles?
VIC

Hey Lee, I'm not sure about quality but I'm guessing they would be much of a muchness. They're both well know brands and pretty widely used. I prefer the look of the…

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Felistopher
Jan 18, 2010 10:37 pm
Felistopher
Sierra
Sierra
18 January 2010

foxtel modulation

foxtel modulation

I used one of these, Foxtel Multiroom http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.store ... View/G1316 I only use it for controlling a remote foxtel box as it turned out to be…

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Sierra
Jan 18, 2010 10:50 pm
Sierra
take2
take2
19 January 2010

My favourite house design.

My favourite house design.
WA

My favourite design is one that designed to suit the block of land you are building on Cheers Lou

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take2
Jan 19, 2010 12:22 am
take2

I've had a quick play around with the plan to see what you think of adding in a three-way... Feel free to ignore - some people HATE them (and it's completely up to…

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somewoman
Jan 19, 2010 1:10 am
somewoman
kid81
kid81
19 January 2010

Feedback on Hotondo builders

Feedback on Hotondo builders
VIC

I work for them. They're great ;-) Sorry, couldn't resist

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kid81
Jan 19, 2010 9:41 am
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
19 January 2010

Joining Ag Pipe

Joining Ag Pipe

Hi Wombat Yep you can buy joiners - there are a bunch of different types, 2, 3 and 4 port and then there are the Y type as well. Have a look at this link. Bunnings sell…

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KnockItDown
Jan 19, 2010 9:58 am
KnockItDown
fruitty
fruitty
19 January 2010

Removing fence for bricking

Removing fence for bricking
VIC

Thanks kek Checking it out in details this morning they looks like a do-able job. I bough my first cordless drill set and accessories few weeks ago :D With the neighbour…

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fruitty
Jan 19, 2010 10:46 am
fruitty
MBBN
MBBN
19 January 2010

May not get my FHOG 21k due to delays!

May not get my FHOG 21k due to delays!

your builder doesn't necessarily go through the council for permits. Depends where you are, but in Vic majority go through independent building surveyors to avoid the…

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MBBN
Jan 19, 2010 1:47 pm
Domenic
Domenic
19 January 2010

Noticed another biulder using power from my power box!!

Noticed another biulder using power from my power box!!
NSW

During my build, at one point I had three GIANT extension elads all feeding off my meter box,…

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Domenic
Jan 19, 2010 3:29 pm
makoby
makoby
19 January 2010

contracts are signed!!!

contracts are signed!!!

Well, we just signed our life away! Im happy with everything including how efficient and helpful the m3tricon staff have been!! We went in and easily changed the…

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makoby
Jan 19, 2010 4:16 pm
Southies
Southies
19 January 2010

ANY SOFTWARE AVAIL FOR YOU TO TRY HOUSE COLOURS OUT!!!!

ANY SOFTWARE AVAIL FOR YOU TO TRY HOUSE COLOURS OUT!!!!
VIC

or you could use d@n's (Homeone member) new service for a fee. His work is fantastic : http://www.newhomevisuals.com

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Southies
Jan 19, 2010 5:47 pm
Southies
mpcj
mpcj
19 January 2010

do you constantly second guess your choices????

do you constantly second guess your choices????
1, 2

I can't even decide! :cry: Although I now have the thought of once I make my choices - no changes! I do it for my footy tips too. I find first instincts are usually right.…

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mpcj
Jan 19, 2010 6:51 pm
mpcj
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virgin-builder
Jan 19, 2010 8:00 pm
virgin-builder
octain
octain
19 January 2010

Electrical question - Connection of Oven

Electrical question - Connection of Oven
VIC

Maybe a Stupid question but you sure its not a gas oven ? some times Gas can require a power point to run things like the clock. This is not unusal to run it off an…

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octain
Jan 19, 2010 8:33 pm
octain


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