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King willy
King willy
22 November 2009

Solutions to frame overhang.

Solutions to frame overhang.
1, 2

"People don't even know what you are doing so how would they know what is right or not" Thats the great thing and what I like so much…

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King willy
Nov 22, 2009 4:51 pm
King willy

Hi, We're looking at building a simple facade with Austral Hawthorn 76mm bricks, and we can't make up our mind about what roof colour!…

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sarahl
Nov 22, 2009 9:00 pm
btherl
btherl
22 November 2009

Riva 34

Riva 34

The Riva 33? We're building one with M and they have been perfectly fine to deal with so far. But building has not commenced. Turn-around time for a question was about…

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btherl
Nov 22, 2009 9:02 pm
btherl
Hels
Hels
22 November 2009

How big is your alfresco/patio?

How big is your alfresco/patio?
1, 2

That's why I didn't get mine under…

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Hels
Nov 22, 2009 9:07 pm
Hels
simzy
simzy
22 November 2009

Melbourne Custom Build

Melbourne Custom Build
VIC

I am also looking for a custom builder in N balwyn, I like Comdain and Grollo, but may end up have plans and permits done by a design company then taking them to builders…

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simzy
Nov 22, 2009 9:23 pm
blairandcallie
blairandcallie
22 November 2009

Has anyone used a good private builder in Adelaide?

Has anyone used a good private builder in Adelaide?
SA

Thanks for all the feedback. Very helpful. Has anyone build with Dado before?

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blairandcallie
Nov 22, 2009 9:33 pm
Tich
Tich
22 November 2009

Contractor for gate and for concrete driveway

Contractor for gate and for concrete driveway

You'll probably need to look at two different companies, one for the gate and the other for the concreting. What sort of gate are you after? I may be able to assist you…

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Tich
Nov 22, 2009 11:18 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
22 November 2009

Fairmont Homes SA

Fairmont Homes SA
SA

Good luck with that we were told in no un certain terms that we couldnt do any of that type of work and it had to be a qualified person that needed to show…

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buildingwithhamra
Nov 22, 2009 11:24 pm

Our last build we did the light bricks with a black roof. From memory the bricks were Boral Winter Gold (double height) and I can't remember the name of the roof tiles,…

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-Rebekah-
Nov 23, 2009 10:19 am
-Rebekah-
joles
joles
23 November 2009

Whose wall is it anyway?

Whose wall is it anyway?

I wouldn't be worried about the paint, but I would be concerned about the basketball ring. :th:

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joles
Nov 23, 2009 1:57 pm
joles
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
23 November 2009

Timber/Wooden garage doors - How much $?

Timber/Wooden garage doors - How much $?

well I'm now being told the timber-look door is fine, and its "only" $1200 extra. That seems a bit much compared to the earlier poster here ($800). Can't help but think…

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ibfragalot99
Nov 23, 2009 2:09 pm
ibfragalot99
MarkoL
MarkoL
23 November 2009

Building House in Canberra

Building House in Canberra
ACT

Hi SimI We are building with Goldruby Homes - they are super accomodating and are always happy to talk things through with you and listen to your ideas and then most…

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MarkoL
Nov 23, 2009 2:10 pm
Ms Builder
Ms Builder
23 November 2009

Need help choosing external house colours

Need help choosing external house colours

He hasnt noticed it faded as yet - been there almost 2 years. He thinks it may fade a little over time as anything would but not that noticeable...

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Ms Builder
Nov 23, 2009 4:12 pm
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
23 November 2009

Fencing costs and neighbour's???

Fencing costs and neighbour's???
NSW

Yes you can and should approach the neighbours about the fences. Considering their views on colours and quotes to choose is a good idea to help them to pay half of it. We…

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Fernyhouse
Nov 23, 2009 6:02 pm
aLLaNNa1
aLLaNNa1
23 November 2009

Non structural changes after contract drawn?

Non structural changes after contract drawn?
WA

Please correct me if i'm wrong. Once the contracts are drawn and signed, a Pre-Start date will then be set yes? But is it still possible to make non-structural changes…

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aLLaNNa1
Nov 23, 2009 7:16 pm
Lee75
Lee75
23 November 2009

Water Meter - if you could choose where would you put it

Water Meter - if you could choose where would you put it

Thanks very much for your responses.. we are in the fortunate position of being able to choose - we have an existing house and are subdividing the land the house is on,…

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Lee75
Nov 23, 2009 9:42 pm
shellb78
shellb78
23 November 2009

Advice on layout of rumpus and where to put furniture......

Advice on layout of rumpus and where to put furniture......

thanks. was actually thiking the same thing but really don't want to lose the light from the windows. I can either have one high window or keep windows as is and move the…

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shellb78
Nov 23, 2009 9:57 pm
andrew.burgher
andrew.burgher
23 November 2009

when to have independant building inspector at completion?

when to have independant building inspector at completion?

Hi Mel - We have booked our independant inspector to go through prior to our scheduled PCI. Our thinking was that this would ensure we had as complete a list of defects as…

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andrew.burgher
Nov 23, 2009 10:28 pm
mickeyb
mickeyb
23 November 2009

How long for frame??

How long for frame??

With our frame they started last Tuesday and they"ll be finished by this Wednesday the lastest. Not Bad ::

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mickeyb
Nov 23, 2009 11:07 pm
mickeyb
donuts
donuts
23 November 2009

Recommend me a stone mason pls

Recommend me a stone mason pls
VIC

Hi, we used AR Marble in Macintyre Road Sunshine... they were price competitive, punctual and did the job well.= with no hassles. http://www.armarble.com.au/

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donuts
Nov 23, 2009 11:10 pm
donuts
kek
kek
24 November 2009

best place for pergola or alfresco?

best place for pergola or alfresco?

I like the alfresco room off the main living rooms.... you want the bbq to be near kitchen and living rooms. Traipsing back and forth with plates and salads and drinks and…

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kek
Nov 24, 2009 9:17 am
kek
kek
kek
24 November 2009

sink in workshop

sink in workshop
NSW

And save any spare tiles so that you can put a splashback around the sink when you install it. Soggy plaster is not good...

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kek
Nov 24, 2009 9:22 am
kek
delacruz
delacruz
24 November 2009

Exterior paint colours to match tile roof

Exterior paint colours to match tile roof

Both homes look fabulous your so lucky its nearly over, I also think appealing is ................................shock horror , a light roof,and matching paintwork and…

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delacruz
Nov 24, 2009 10:26 am
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
24 November 2009

$15 a day Liquidated Damages with EB - - Is this negotiable?

$15 a day Liquidated Damages with EB - - Is this negotiable?

You are very lucky. There are quite a few people on this site whose builders were happy to let them go, and they…

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Fiffaro
Nov 24, 2009 10:52 am
JustinH
JustinH
24 November 2009

Building in South Guildford WA with RedInk

Building in South Guildford WA with RedInk
WA

Well, we did get an inspector from houspect in and other than one of the floor drains being in a bit of a weird spot, there wasn't much wrong, so that's good. He was…

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JustinH
Nov 24, 2009 10:55 am
McBecks
McBecks
24 November 2009

Building with Redink in Perth, WA

Building with Redink in Perth, WA
WA

Hurray you own land!!! :: :: :z: Hehe I loved the street name Kudos Circuit... we would have gotten a block on there but when we bought the ones released on that street…

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McBecks
Nov 24, 2009 1:37 pm
McBecks
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Spa Matz
Nov 24, 2009 3:52 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
24 November 2009

Termite Protection

Termite Protection

The retic is not 'in' the slab, but under it.. True Macy many options... but from what we have seen and been involved in, most have been retic FWIW :wink:

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onc_artisan
Nov 24, 2009 4:18 pm
onc_artisan
Spa Matz
Spa Matz
24 November 2009

Is anyone Naked (with iinet?!)?

Is anyone Naked (with iinet?!)?

I've been naked :wink: for almost two years now and I love it. So good not having to pay for a phone line we don't use. HOWEVER!!! Keep…

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Spa Matz
Nov 24, 2009 4:48 pm
riss1981
riss1981
24 November 2009

Which builder?

Which builder?
VIC
1, 2

Hi There Ring09, I was quite surprised to recieve a notification from homeone, as I haven't been on this site for years now...not sure what happened, I think the person…

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riss1981
Nov 24, 2009 4:52 pm
Macy
Macy
24 November 2009

If only... I wish... If I knew then...

If only... I wish... If I knew then...
VIC

I think I've seen at least two threads of this nature. Probably worth a search. Big thing for me is I wish I'd known more about shower waterproofing. ::cry:: ::angry:: It lasted about a…

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Macy
Nov 24, 2009 6:10 pm
Rowena
Rowena
24 November 2009

Building solicitor in Victoria.

Building solicitor in Victoria.
VIC

Oh no KW ::surprise:: ::hyst:: Can you share what is happening with your build? solicitor???

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Rowena
Nov 24, 2009 6:53 pm
Rowena
The Brain
The Brain
24 November 2009

FTTH network in Botanic Ridge - Does it exist or not??

FTTH network in Botanic Ridge - Does it exist or not??
VIC

$2350 included conduit, hub, and 4 tv / 4 data / and 4 phone points throughout the house (locations to be designated at the edge studio). A "fairly" competitve price…

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The Brain
Nov 24, 2009 9:10 pm
Pixelated
Pixelated
24 November 2009

Alterations during construction

Alterations during construction

We received a call from our Customer Service Rep with the name and mobile number of our SS before our build began. She arranged for us to meet him on-site on the day the…

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Pixelated
Nov 24, 2009 11:17 pm
Pixelated
somewoman
somewoman
25 November 2009

Sarking or Batons Insulation?

Sarking or Batons Insulation?

I would personally do both. In fact, I'm "putting my money where my mouth is" and doing exactly that. I wanted to share a post that my husband put on the "building in…

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somewoman
Nov 25, 2009 5:01 am
somewoman
lisanne
lisanne
25 November 2009

under construction and stamp duty

under construction and stamp duty
VIC

Quick question, do I need to pay stamp duty on the property that is still under construction (not off plan)? The property is in Victoria and I…

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lisanne
Nov 25, 2009 7:45 am
greatgenes
greatgenes
25 November 2009

Building the Vogue 40

Building the Vogue 40

Hiya, I am disabling this account and switching to the a new username. Will keep you guys posted on how we go with our dream of building the Vogue :). Here's the new link

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greatgenes
Nov 25, 2009 9:34 am
paul.jason
paul.jason
25 November 2009

Meter Box Radiation

Meter Box Radiation

No idea how to post a house plan, but are thinking of putting the meter box at the front door inside the portico. This way it's the complete opposite…

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paul.jason
Nov 25, 2009 3:16 pm
paul.jason
lisahello
lisahello
25 November 2009

PD Query - Should I pay??

PD Query - Should I pay??
VIC

Thanks so much guys for responding! I sent an email today saying we did not think we had to pay as it was clearly stated by us exactly what we asked for but we were open…

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lisahello
Nov 25, 2009 5:22 pm
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
25 November 2009

Is this what we called Lock Up campletion???

Is this what we called Lock Up campletion???

Quite often tradies are the last people to leave the site and they sometimes leave the doors wide open. Sounds about the same state that our house was in when we go the…

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virgin-builder
Nov 25, 2009 7:06 pm
virgin-builder
Mel_24_
Mel_24_
25 November 2009

a really helpful document im sure you will all appreciate

a really helpful document im sure you will all appreciate

good luck tomorrow, and let us know thanks Lex. im a bit nervous but should be prepared. ive got a lengthy list of things to check off…

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Mel_24_
Nov 25, 2009 9:23 pm
joles
joles
25 November 2009

Varying Site Costs

Varying Site Costs

Site costs are one of the hardest things to get your head around. One of the best things you can do is get an idea of blocks in your area. What type of slabs, if there's…

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joles
Nov 25, 2009 9:41 pm
joles
jbdave
jbdave
26 November 2009

$300-$350k Budget, First Time Home Builder.

$300-$350k Budget, First Time Home Builder.
VIC
1, 2

I remember looking at the PD "Inspiration" 34 home before I decided on building one myself. By the time I hade put in the base price, added the extras from PD I wanted,…

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jbdave
Nov 26, 2009 11:07 am
jimmm
jimmm
26 November 2009

Has anyone received the "Allworth electrical handy pack"???

Has anyone received the "Allworth electrical handy pack"???
NSW

Hi, Not very exciting just 20 old style light bulbs and 2 four boards. cheers jim

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jimmm
Nov 26, 2009 12:20 pm
jobinjohn
jobinjohn
26 November 2009

Should I Paint before I move in???

Should I Paint before I move in???
WA

Hey Swarvy and Thudd, Thanks for the suggestions. I guess I've got to dig more into this and make sure I get the right guy to paint. Pls keep the posts coming. Will keep…

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jobinjohn
Nov 26, 2009 1:30 pm
kes1984
kes1984
26 November 2009

variations - how and when did you pay for them

variations - how and when did you pay for them
WA

I know for me, my variations actually reduced the contract price by around $13k. I still had to make progress payments based on the percentage of the original contract…

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kes1984
Nov 26, 2009 2:45 pm
kes1984
kes1984
26 November 2009

Slow build progress

Slow build progress
VIC

there are times where not much happens. I am onto week 19 currently. Weeks 12-16 saw hardly any work done. Prior to that 4 week down time, everything was going nice and…

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kes1984
Nov 26, 2009 2:49 pm
kes1984
kes1984
26 November 2009

Questions re handover

Questions re handover
VIC

crap! lol Yeah, I get what you're saying. I have to make sure it's all correct. Have been staying on top of things from the start - found they did the BIR at 2200 high…

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kes1984
Nov 26, 2009 3:09 pm


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