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Michelle
Michelle
4 September 2009

Boral Jarrah bricks?

Boral Jarrah bricks?
NSW

Thank you vicky_qj, so everyone is doing white windows with this brick? Thanks for the replies! ::

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Michelle
Sep 04, 2009 9:44 pm
Michelle
swarvy
swarvy
4 September 2009

Low Lifes have graffitied our brand new plastered walls

Low Lifes have graffitied our brand new plastered walls

painters will just seal it and paint over it, wont be any issues.

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swarvy
Sep 04, 2009 10:27 pm
Gildea
Gildea
4 September 2009

When can the builder submit plans to Council?

When can the builder submit plans to Council?

I believe councils vary, but usually not until the land is registered

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Gildea
Sep 04, 2009 10:48 pm
Andronicus
Andronicus
4 September 2009

Have building costs really gone down?

Have building costs really gone down?

one of the builders i looked at had betweem 10,000-20,000 increases to the base price across the range. That was June 09. I first looked in Feb 09.

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Andronicus
Sep 04, 2009 11:45 pm
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
5 September 2009

Wake_me, pics of frame, trusses and roof

Wake_me, pics of frame, trusses and roof
1, 2

That roof looks fantastic - Wish we could have done colorbond. Have to add this thread as another one to watch.

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Zerosignal
Sep 05, 2009 11:44 am
fully
fully
5 September 2009

Final inspection ( pre settlement)

Final inspection ( pre settlement)

Well inspection day was fun! well not really, it was pretty stressful checking everything and hoping not to miss anything...Things found were all minor, so thats good and…

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fully
Sep 05, 2009 11:50 am
ladsos
ladsos
5 September 2009

Recessed Alfresco

Recessed Alfresco

16.SFC, that picture does look nice, ill get used to it!!

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ladsos
Sep 05, 2009 12:54 pm
ladsos
ozzroo
ozzroo
5 September 2009

Questioning the quality of painting?

Questioning the quality of painting?

Thats where I'll wait and see a few days and see. Fitoff is scheduled now hence thinking internal's are done

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ozzroo
Sep 05, 2009 5:03 pm
klscomps
klscomps
5 September 2009

North-facing eaves only?

North-facing eaves only?

To be honest all my previous houses had the standard 450mm eaves and in my opinion they do nothing to protect windows in Summer. I decided to save my money with this…

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klscomps
Sep 05, 2009 6:52 pm
JaseTash
JaseTash
5 September 2009

Is anyone building in Sefton Grange?

Is anyone building in Sefton Grange?
VIC

Well it's official, you have neighbours, our land has settled & we've signed the contracts with PD. Have checked out your blog & plans, looks awesome, you must be rapt.

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JaseTash
Sep 05, 2009 7:47 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
6 September 2009

Internal rendered block or Gyprock

Internal rendered block or Gyprock

were are you building? Here in the west nearly every home is double brick, all internal walls brick fast wall. Then rendered and plastered. Building with gyprock over…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 06, 2009 12:01 am
The Garden Whisperer
gsm
gsm
6 September 2009

Upper North Shore Building Adventure

Upper North Shore Building Adventure
NSW

Hi esm, do u have any pics yet? We are also using the moccasin brick and paperbark for gutter, fascia, downpipes, window frames and garage door. Only difference would be…

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gsm
Sep 06, 2009 1:28 am
James Bond
James Bond
6 September 2009

Are you aware of the "high-front gutters" problem?

Are you aware of the "high-front gutters" problem?

We ended up changing design so we didn't have box gutters…

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James Bond
Sep 06, 2009 8:35 am
James Bond
pete002
pete002
6 September 2009

Is this frame acceptable?

Is this frame acceptable?
VIC

Keep us posted on this one, very interested to see the outcome. I am a registered builder myself (here in VIC) and carpenter by trade. but as I have gotten older I have…

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pete002
Sep 06, 2009 9:43 am
Eljay
Eljay
6 September 2009

Sandalwood, Sydneytown, Jarrah, Ripponlea, Beaumonde bricks

Sandalwood, Sydneytown, Jarrah, Ripponlea, Beaumonde bricks

lol duh I didn't even think of that ::surprise:: Thanks, I'll get some work mates to help me tomorrow :wink:

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Eljay
Sep 06, 2009 10:15 am
kec2712
kec2712
6 September 2009

Your oponions pls : subdividable land

Your oponions pls : subdividable land
WA

Hi, I know my situation is different because I live in QLD (30 min from Brisbane) but my family gave us a block of land provided we paid all the subdivsion costs. The…

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kec2712
Sep 06, 2009 8:36 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
6 September 2009

Driveway concrete service

Driveway concrete service

We give many quotes per year but not all are taken up...thank goodness :: But it is very easy to give a quote without the intention of doing the…

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onc_artisan
Sep 06, 2009 8:45 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
6 September 2009

Crumbling Mortar

Crumbling Mortar

I suppose it is creme mortar as well is it? I am with Hels on this don't accept it. I will never get better only worse IMHO.

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onc_artisan
Sep 06, 2009 10:57 pm
onc_artisan
sarahq
sarahq
6 September 2009

Need all the luck we can get

Need all the luck we can get
VIC

We're building in Beaconsfield (VIC), and if you work in Melbourne CBD like me, this block of land is far, far,…

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sarahq
Sep 06, 2009 11:19 pm
sarahq
sarahq
sarahq
6 September 2009

help:Boundary Fencing set back requirement,Alamanda,Carlisle

help:Boundary Fencing set back requirement,Alamanda,Carlisle
VIC

I wonder if it is worth talking to Carlisle about this since our siting has not yet been finalised by…

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sarahq
Sep 06, 2009 11:24 pm
sarahq
[JADED]
[JADED]
7 September 2009

Any tips/suggestions for Building a new home

Any tips/suggestions for Building a new home

Not sure from your post whether that means you have specifically picked out your block or not ? Id check things like the location of street lights and the road design.…

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[JADED]
Sep 07, 2009 1:32 pm
[JADED]
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
7 September 2009

Natural Gas outlets - cloning, wood fire places

Natural Gas outlets - cloning, wood fire places

Thanks folks! I don't think we'd be running them at the same time. I asked our SS and he said it shouldn't be a problem. I'll ask the gas fitter when he comes around to…

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stonecutter1309
Sep 07, 2009 1:32 pm
stonecutter1309
kyton
kyton
7 September 2009

Stackstone Pillars

Stackstone Pillars

Amber Tiles were the stockist - can't remember the brand name. Beware however the corners are the most expensive part. They did just have 20% off on the weekend.

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kyton
Sep 07, 2009 4:34 pm
kyton
the H crew
the H crew
7 September 2009

First inspection (slab/frame) today...

First inspection (slab/frame) today...

yeah thats where i got it from... i checked with my solicitor to back up what was said and they looked at my building contract and said that with all the builders clauses…

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the H crew
Sep 07, 2009 7:18 pm
CarolineJ
CarolineJ
7 September 2009

Building in Perth, WA

Building in Perth, WA
WA

I would also give the music room its own door from the living room. Move the featured wall facing the garden out a bit, and you'll have room for it. I just think you are…

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CarolineJ
Sep 07, 2009 8:13 pm
Jeffsy
Jeffsy
7 September 2009

Colorbond - did you get extra insulation?

Colorbond - did you get extra insulation?
WA

I'm not an expert on these things - but if what you are referring to is also called 'sarking' - it is also only an option in Victoria. It is costing me an extra $1500.

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Jeffsy
Sep 07, 2009 9:32 pm

metter, Will be following your build progress with interest for two reasons We are also building with Weeks Peacock & our sales consultant was also Angela. We've had a…

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Andronicus
Sep 07, 2009 10:20 pm
Sierra
Sierra
7 September 2009

Screw Pile Footing System and Bored Piers

Screw Pile Footing System and Bored Piers

Screw piles are like a giant screw that is put in the ground. Bored piers (Which are also refered to as concrete piers) are where they dig out a deep hole and then fill…

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Sierra
Sep 07, 2009 10:22 pm
Sierra
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nietzche
Sep 08, 2009 12:46 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
8 September 2009

Site cut on the wrong block - Is this possible?

Site cut on the wrong block - Is this possible?

I really don't see how this can happen. :? If the survey has been done, there will be a corner peg with the adjoining lot number on both sides. :wink: Unless it is a corner…

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onc_artisan
Sep 08, 2009 10:24 am
onc_artisan
saoye
saoye
8 September 2009

GJ Gardner vs Rossdale (SA)?

GJ Gardner vs Rossdale (SA)?
SA
1, 2, 3

Woodvillesouth, Everything ok with the house? I know you're having problems with the water meter not yet moved out of the way, but other than that are you satisfied? …

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saoye
Sep 08, 2009 11:08 am
Hoffies
Hoffies
8 September 2009

Where would you put your filter for drinking water?

Where would you put your filter for drinking water?

Is it a council requirement to have filters? Just curious as I live in an area where the majority of residents are 100% tank water, us included. We don't have any…

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Hoffies
Sep 08, 2009 11:38 am
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
8 September 2009

Initial Site Supervisor Meeting - what to expect?

Initial Site Supervisor Meeting - what to expect?

The best thing I've realised about my SS is that he is always happy to update me with what's happened at the house and what's booked in for next week. So, I'd ask for a…

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overwhelmed
Sep 08, 2009 11:40 am
misscrow
misscrow
8 September 2009

Solver Paints - any good?

Solver Paints - any good?

Both companies will colour match the other's colour charts by the way. So, if you like a Dulux colour, Solver will do it (colour match) as close as…

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misscrow
Sep 08, 2009 12:36 pm
billdsl
billdsl
8 September 2009

Is this acceptable from a shed company??

Is this acceptable from a shed company??

yer its a bit messy, but think this one is all just incorrect quoting, and if its been done just to secure my business its pretty shonky.. still no call back to let me…

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billdsl
Sep 08, 2009 1:09 pm
billdsl
cyberman
cyberman
8 September 2009

Burbank construction period

Burbank construction period
VIC

At the moment (shorly before signing the contract) my builder is estimating 260 days, but I suspect the contract will actually be worse than that. If time is a major…

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cyberman
Sep 08, 2009 3:00 pm
cyberman
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kbudgie
Sep 08, 2009 3:33 pm
kbudgie
hiker
hiker
8 September 2009

Infills above windows and sliding doors?

Infills above windows and sliding doors?

One potential problem with having the windows right below the eaves is that the tops of the windows will always be shaded. So they let no heat from the sun into the house…

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hiker
Sep 08, 2009 4:05 pm
erinleigh
erinleigh
8 September 2009

Should i stand and push the builder for it.. or not?

Should i stand and push the builder for it.. or not?
1, 2

Don't ever give up when you know your right. And you are definately right. It's in your contract so they have to supply it or offer a credit.

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erinleigh
Sep 08, 2009 4:48 pm
erinleigh
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
8 September 2009

Floor Plan Opinions please

Floor Plan Opinions please

Swap the shower and toilet. Have the shower door open towards the bath and have the toilet face the bedroom. You might need to steal 15cm from the wir. I would keep the…

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 08, 2009 5:14 pm
suh
suh
8 September 2009

Photos of STACKED STONE entrances??

Photos of STACKED STONE entrances??
1, 2

I can't imagine it being any different from having a bathroom tiled to the ceiling. Just check with the tile supplier, they will let you know what you can and can't do.

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suh
Sep 08, 2009 5:51 pm
suh
Steveo
Steveo
8 September 2009

Double Glazed Windows - Type and Price - Vote, Vote, Vote :)

Double Glazed Windows - Type and Price - Vote, Vote, Vote :)
VIC
1, 2, 3

I've seen and operated PVC at the Home Show. The corners look ugly and genrally the windows don;t look nice. I'm sure more…

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Steveo
Sep 08, 2009 6:05 pm
Steveo
Cleishy
Cleishy
8 September 2009

Site Costs

Site Costs

Those site costs sound extroadinary high!!! A M class site costs are usually around $5000 - $7000. I would get another builder to give you a quote for site costs and…

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Cleishy
Sep 08, 2009 7:03 pm
Cleishy
charlie
charlie
8 September 2009

Building Contract - Question!

Building Contract - Question!

Hi Micara! Saturday will be an exciting day! :z: I know what you mean about the colour selections. We found it heaps fun but it certainly would have helped if we'd had…

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charlie
Sep 08, 2009 7:48 pm
charlie
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
8 September 2009

point cook future land sneydes road

point cook future land sneydes road
VIC

They must be small blocks then at $204k i'd expect that to be around 512m2 given the proximity to Featherbrook and the boardwalk boulevard.

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Zerosignal
Sep 08, 2009 11:17 pm
evolvedmonkey
evolvedmonkey
9 September 2009

Country Vic build

Country Vic build
VIC

Theres a few building in Bendigo using these forums, interesting to see how everyone is going. I'll be watching your thread with interest, make sure to keep the photos coming

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evolvedmonkey
Sep 09, 2009 10:09 am
evolvedmonkey
evolvedmonkey
evolvedmonkey
9 September 2009

Anyone built with Simonds in Bendigo?

Anyone built with Simonds in Bendigo?
VIC

I haven't built with Simonds in Bendigo but I know of about 4 people that have recently or are currently working with them. They seem to have a good name so far, no troubles.

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evolvedmonkey
Sep 09, 2009 10:11 am
evolvedmonkey
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
9 September 2009

Where are all the people that are building in the country???

Where are all the people that are building in the country???
1, 2, 3

Yeah, we are building new Bendigo in Victoria Supposably our land has increased in value a whopping 30,000 since we purchased it, seems…

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pinkfairymagic
Sep 09, 2009 11:12 am
pinkfairymagic
Southies
Southies
9 September 2009

Ways of doing plain coloured concrete - what difference?

Ways of doing plain coloured concrete - what difference?
VIC

All coloured concrete, whether it's colour-through, colour on top, stencilled........needs to be sealed to protect the colour. Sealer is not a colour, but a protective…

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Southies
Sep 09, 2009 11:55 am
Southies


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