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Djelibeybi
Jan 07, 2010 1:08 pm
Striking
Striking
7 January 2010

Window and door height

Window and door height

Common joinery height is 2150 but this also depends on the aesthetic appearance, some people place 600mm high windows and seating level you will also get different height…

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Striking
Jan 07, 2010 9:13 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
7 January 2010

Will I need to do a new BASIX - roof colour change

Will I need to do a new BASIX - roof colour change

Hey Beebob we had to go from Shale Grey to Windspray as council wouldn't let us have a lighter colour roof. It passed Basix/Nathers BUT we didn't have to pay any fees.…

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buildingadreamhome
Jan 07, 2010 10:23 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
7 January 2010

certificate of occupancy

certificate of occupancy

You'll either need to check with your certifier, or council. My certifier (I'm in Sydney) said he will give us an interim OC so we can move in before we do our driveway,…

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buildingadreamhome
Jan 07, 2010 10:27 pm
buildingadreamhome
borg
borg
7 January 2010

Can I DIY my Colorbond roof?

Can I DIY my Colorbond roof?
NSW

In Vic you need an actual roofing licence, anyone can sit the course to obtain a roofing…

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borg
Jan 07, 2010 11:33 pm
borg
cream
cream
8 January 2010

Anyone used Austral tan or chocolate bricks??

Anyone used Austral tan or chocolate bricks??
VIC

What abt Blackwood bricks? Anyone else used that do you know?

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cream
Jan 08, 2010 2:18 pm
cream
megzy
megzy
8 January 2010

NBG Carrington 280.. a couple more pics 7/01/2010!!!

NBG Carrington 280.. a couple more pics 7/01/2010!!!
VIC
1 ... 46, 47, 48

MM Love the shed. We have to wait for our developer to leave the area before we can put our shed up - DP wants double garage size one. All looks fantastic. Awww I want…

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megzy
Jan 08, 2010 2:43 pm
Belial
Belial
8 January 2010

recommend property loitigation solicitor

recommend property loitigation solicitor
VIC

Another option you may want to consider is to use the Law institute of Vicotria's referral service Details at…

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Belial
Jan 08, 2010 3:48 pm
Belial
Yellow
Yellow
8 January 2010

Anyone using Austral Cotham or Newport bricks?

Anyone using Austral Cotham or Newport bricks?

Hi Anyone using Austral Cotham or Newport Bricks in your house. If you do, can you please post some photos. Thanks

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Yellow
Jan 08, 2010 4:15 pm
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
9 January 2010

How did you know?

How did you know?

It's hard isn't it - there is so much choice. For us, we knew we were building with the right people mainly because of reputation, but other things served to set our mind…

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Vundaful!
Jan 09, 2010 7:15 pm
Vundaful!
Purple Butterfly
Purple Butterfly
9 January 2010

Total $$$$$

Total $$$$$

Just my house was $190,000, drive was included up to the crossover which will cost us $1000, we get fencing and landscaping included in the land deal. Land was…

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Purple Butterfly
Jan 09, 2010 8:58 pm
Purple Butterfly
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
10 January 2010

Bricks under roof beams - is this safe?

Bricks under roof beams - is this safe?
WA

Update: My site manager (bless his cotton socks) got back to me over the weekend and has put my mind at ease. He said that it was standard building practice to put bricks…

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Vundaful!
Jan 10, 2010 1:04 pm
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
10 January 2010

AHHH! Chippie has put front door handle in wrong spot!!

AHHH! Chippie has put front door handle in wrong spot!!
QLD

Most people really do try to do the same thing, and I've noticed a tendency for people on forums to develop a kind of "victimised herd mentality" where, in the absence of…

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Vundaful!
Jan 10, 2010 4:30 pm
Vundaful!
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
10 January 2010

counting down to contract signing !

counting down to contract signing !

Good luck, we're due to sign our contract on Friday, but we are still waiting on the final plans. Hoping they arrive tomorrow actually but I'm guessing it won't be until…

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Fernyhouse
Jan 10, 2010 9:01 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
11 January 2010

Masterton Homes in Sydney

Masterton Homes in Sydney
NSW

Hey Sam. Welcome to the forum. We are building the Villina and are nearly finished. You can check out my thread here viewtopic.php?f=31&t=18292 With the exception of a…

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buildingadreamhome
Jan 11, 2010 8:12 am
buildingadreamhome
to_do_list
to_do_list
11 January 2010

Provisional Sum Items in HIA Contract

Provisional Sum Items in HIA Contract
QLD

Make sure you know know the rates for any provisional items. For example, how much extra will it cost for each extra metre of piers. Then check…

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to_do_list
Jan 11, 2010 4:25 pm
to_do_list
billdsl
billdsl
11 January 2010

Hot Water system options

Hot Water system options
WA

wow, i cant justify spending over $1,000 on one....

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billdsl
Jan 11, 2010 4:55 pm
billdsl
Surveyor
Surveyor
11 January 2010

Adenbrook VS M3tricon

Adenbrook VS M3tricon
QLD
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bump de bump..... I wonder if M came through?

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Surveyor
Jan 11, 2010 5:06 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
11 January 2010

Building a PD Illoura

Building a PD Illoura
VIC
1 ... 13, 14, 15

:: :: :: Fantastic job. I love…

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House-To-Be
Jan 11, 2010 5:39 pm
Felistopher
Felistopher
11 January 2010

Advise on house plans please! Bek's Henley Lexington Q2

Advise on house plans please! Bek's Henley Lexington Q2
VIC
1, 2

Thanks for that Fel, I will be looking out for them when it comes time to choose all those things - which I can't wait for! Again, trying not to…

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Felistopher
Jan 11, 2010 7:19 pm
Felistopher
Candylea
Candylea
11 January 2010

Loan approval and building permit issue~

Loan approval and building permit issue~

Hi I'm assuming you already have pre-approval from the bank, as you are ready to build? If that is so, then I don't see why the builder can't put the building licence…

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Candylea
Jan 11, 2010 9:40 pm
Candylea
sonic
sonic
11 January 2010

Timbercrete in / around Canberra

Timbercrete in / around Canberra
NSW

We are hoping to build this year and have just looked at a single skin Timbercrete house on display in Nowra. Does anyone have experience of building and living in a…

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sonic
Jan 11, 2010 10:24 pm
scrappinfreak
scrappinfreak
11 January 2010

creeking floor... help

creeking floor... help

Hi Lisa, the builder doesnt do a 3 month check. He said to write him a list and he'll look at fixing the problems. My issue with this, is what if i miss something really…

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scrappinfreak
Jan 11, 2010 10:38 pm
Lex
Lex
12 January 2010

Retaining wall collapsed due to the rain .... help

Retaining wall collapsed due to the rain .... help

A really nice summary by tdl!! Yes, any update so far?

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Lex
Jan 12, 2010 8:14 am
Lex
simon thoughts
simon thoughts
12 January 2010

Masterton questions

Masterton questions

Thanks to everyone for the quick feedback. Really reassuring. This is all new to us! Brilliant news about the fast build too...that's truly amazing. Cross fingers ours…

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simon thoughts
Jan 12, 2010 9:08 am
wendles82
wendles82
12 January 2010

Dennis Family Homes Vic

Dennis Family Homes Vic
VIC

Hey Keytee, We are building in Arnolds Creek Estate in Melton. We just have a vacant block at the moment. lol ::hyst::

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wendles82
Jan 12, 2010 11:37 am
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
12 January 2010

Insulation in Alfresco Roof

Insulation in Alfresco Roof
QLD

Sometimes it's actually a lot easier to have say a stratco roof section made up rather than having a fully framed up roofing system made. Also the underside of the statco…

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Nathan SteelFab
Jan 12, 2010 1:34 pm
Nathan SteelFab
amsmeq
amsmeq
12 January 2010

Building with EB - - Hayman 28 (now 31)

Building with EB - - Hayman 28 (now 31)

So a quick update Weve started to get our quotes back from our HOG visit. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA There has certainly been a bit of negotiation happening. Just by picking up…

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amsmeq
Jan 12, 2010 1:38 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
12 January 2010

DIY Stormwater

DIY Stormwater
SA

My stormwater was drawn on my engineering which was submitted to council. I dont think it would be that hard to do it, but mine is dug down about 600mm, found that out…

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buildingwithhamra
Jan 12, 2010 3:15 pm
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
12 January 2010

flatening backyard

flatening backyard

The fill is the cheapest part by…

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Djelibeybi
Jan 12, 2010 3:43 pm
nikkit
nikkit
12 January 2010

Our Home with PD

Our Home with PD
VIC
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Hi erinleigh, I just read through your entire thread hoping for a picture of your new sectional caboa dawn garage door, and there doesnt seem to be one. I did a search of…

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nikkit
Jan 12, 2010 5:02 pm
just Erin
just Erin
12 January 2010

Advice on building with Henley

Advice on building with Henley
VIC

Product review sites will tell you horror stories for ALL builders. Check out the blog thread viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1522&start=0 for all the people building/built with…

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just Erin
Jan 12, 2010 9:22 pm
just Erin
netadelle
netadelle
12 January 2010

Information requested from builder and denied-any thoughts?

Information requested from builder and denied-any thoughts?

Sorry, not sure who commented but...what sort of 'cards' are you talking about? The only cards I know of that tradies have are their red cards…

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netadelle
Jan 12, 2010 10:22 pm
netadelle
kateypink
kateypink
12 January 2010

Conttract additions...I mean, corrections

Conttract additions...I mean, corrections

PD said the same to us and we then had soooooo many issues with the final drawings and even when the final drawings were finally changes the house and additions are in the…

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kateypink
Jan 12, 2010 10:27 pm

I post two phots in here, hopefully, you can tell the…

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koala1
Jan 12, 2010 10:36 pm
kateypink
kateypink
12 January 2010

4th bedroom or study?

4th bedroom or study?

I changed my study to a 4th bedroom and didnt have to upgrade anything else for the 4th bedroom.

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kateypink
Jan 12, 2010 10:41 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
13 January 2010

Show me your Fence - painted!

Show me your Fence - painted!

Right spot Ross :: Sorry I can help we don't have fences here :z:

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onc_artisan
Jan 13, 2010 8:18 am
onc_artisan
Star07
Star07
13 January 2010

Long time lurker with a question

Long time lurker with a question

Thanks for all of your comments guys :) I figure if we allow about 30% then that should give us a guide and if it goes over that then maybe we just have to review our…

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Star07
Jan 13, 2010 10:13 am
hyattg
hyattg
13 January 2010

Metric0n Homes

Metric0n Homes
VIC
1, 2

Great thread. This is a great warning to those of you who are looking at building or who have already signed up with the MCon. It is interesting that people would rather…

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hyattg
Jan 13, 2010 11:09 am
somewoman
somewoman
13 January 2010

tiles in the hallway instead of carpet??

tiles in the hallway instead of carpet??
1, 2

Tiles throughout? I could not live in a place like that! Cold, hard, noisy, unforgiving, and grout a pain to keep clean. Toddlers are…

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somewoman
Jan 13, 2010 11:58 am
somewoman
jinroh
jinroh
14 July 2010

Anyone renting while they build?

Anyone renting while they build?
1, 2, 3

If anyone looking for renting a house for short term while building in the west VIC (Deer Park), I might be able to help you. shoot me an email: jinroh87@gmail.com

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jinroh
Jul 14, 2010 5:10 pm
mpcj
mpcj
13 January 2010

Timber bi-folds versus timber sliding

Timber bi-folds versus timber sliding
VIC

Looks gorgeous - and it is. But (and I promise I'm not trying to rain on your parade ::sad:: ) they have been known to have some issues with movement. DH worked in a display…

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mpcj
Jan 13, 2010 4:43 pm
mpcj
ECOECO
ECOECO
13 January 2010

has anyone been to VCAT?

has anyone been to VCAT?
VIC

You can go to VCAT with any claim. You get a chance to put your case in a very informal way, the other side can ask questions and the guy at the front decides, or asks…

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ECOECO
Jan 13, 2010 5:04 pm
ECOECO
prov1xno1
prov1xno1
13 January 2010

milano 30

milano 30

hi just wondering if anyone has built the milano 30 by (m.....n) if so hows it all going. im roughly 4 weeks away from moving in. id love to here from anyone who is…

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prov1xno1
Jan 13, 2010 7:37 pm
bluebird
bluebird
13 January 2010

Building with clarendon or carlisle homes in melbourne

Building with clarendon or carlisle homes in melbourne
VIC

Thanks heaps for guiding me to the Home Building Blogs, very handy! I've only just started trying to find information in the topics :)

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bluebird
Jan 13, 2010 10:13 pm
bluebird

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