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kek
kek
8 November 2009

Colour schemes

Colour schemes

Also have a play with some of the online visualisers. Colorbond has one that's quite good - you can choose roofing (only Colorbond,of course, but at least you can get an…

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kek
Nov 08, 2009 9:49 am
kek
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
8 November 2009

Homestead Tan Bricks - Are they Category 1?

Homestead Tan Bricks - Are they Category 1?

No idea. Depends on the number of bricks your house…

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Djelibeybi
Nov 08, 2009 10:15 am
Chedasha
Chedasha
8 November 2009

Help required Atwell WA

Help required Atwell WA
WA

Oh I feel for you. We just went through the whole process of trying to find somewhere to stay from Dec to about March as our lease it up come Dec and owners are being…

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Chedasha
Nov 08, 2009 1:56 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
8 November 2009

My light switch rant

My light switch rant

I also forgot the light switch from the garage. My builder moved 2 light switches to the outside of the bathroom and powder room, as they were too close to water. The…

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buildingwithhamra
Nov 08, 2009 5:57 pm
len929
len929
8 November 2009

Boundary and windows

Boundary and windows
NSW

Hi have you considered glass bricks? They have a good fire rating. I looked into them they other day for a boundary wall but my DA approval has no windows on bndry wall so…

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len929
Nov 08, 2009 6:46 pm
Matboy
Matboy
8 November 2009

Land Level Issues

Land Level Issues
NSW

Hi, thanks for your response! :: We were not giving any real surveys from the developer. However the builders plans note a 100mm difference between heights. These heights…

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Matboy
Nov 08, 2009 9:19 pm
Lex
Lex
8 November 2009

does anyone have any ideas about the cost of screed?

does anyone have any ideas about the cost of screed?

Which city are you in? I've heard about 25-35 dollars psqm.

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Lex
Nov 08, 2009 9:39 pm
Lex
dadandsue
dadandsue
8 November 2009

Dixon Homes

Dixon Homes
QLD

Usually a franchise so I would suggest doing a BSA search on the owning company of the franchise you are dealing with. This will tell you what their record is like

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dadandsue
Nov 08, 2009 9:47 pm
swarvy
swarvy
8 November 2009

Painting

Painting

For the most part a new home is built useing around a dozen trade contractors and then retail suppliers and fitters i.e Blinds cupboard sliders etc, A builders Job is…

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swarvy
Nov 08, 2009 10:53 pm
Medsy
Medsy
9 November 2009

How sad am I?

How sad am I?

I used a local guy a mate put me onto.... He charged me $600 flat for the job for the site scrape - semi clean with fair amount of shrubs....turned out it was about 54…

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Medsy
Nov 09, 2009 6:45 am
rlay1
rlay1
9 November 2009

Is this the worst plumber ever? can you beat this?

Is this the worst plumber ever? can you beat this?
VIC

Haha, it was winter so it could've been steaming! When the toilet was installed, there was no water going into the cistern. At this stage, the hot water unit had not yet…

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rlay1
Nov 09, 2009 8:54 am
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
9 November 2009

Damage and theft

Damage and theft
1, 2, 3, 4

jackjellybean, i dont know how your SS can have the nerve to ask you to drive by another M house and take their excess tiles, that's just so so bad :n: He should pull his…

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blessedpeople
Nov 09, 2009 9:54 am
blessedpeople
AndreaA
AndreaA
9 November 2009

Independent Building Inspectors

Independent Building Inspectors
VIC

Thanks, for the responses. I've just found out that building on my land started last week and the only reason I found that out was because I went for a drive to see what…

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AndreaA
Nov 09, 2009 1:21 pm
D&SG
D&SG
9 November 2009

Plantation Home Building Supervisors

Plantation Home Building Supervisors

Sorry, I can't comment on your query. I just kind of cringe when I see people post full names of others without their knowledge. If you're not willing to post your own,…

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D&SG
Nov 09, 2009 4:50 pm
D&SG
cyberman
cyberman
9 November 2009

Example invoice please

Example invoice please

I think all they need to say is Progress Payment No XX, with your name and some sort of contract description (as the contract has details of the progress payments you…

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cyberman
Nov 09, 2009 5:59 pm
cyberman
Candylea
Candylea
9 November 2009

contracts - practical completion, payment points , damages

contracts - practical completion, payment points , damages

Don't know about other builders... but where I work, you don't get your keys until you've paid everything. Saying that, they would have completed everything so you don't…

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Candylea
Nov 09, 2009 8:43 pm
Candylea
Annietom
Annietom
9 November 2009

Please help me, I need a Landscape Plan.

Please help me, I need a Landscape Plan.
VIC

my local nursery Grevillea in Werribee did my landscape plan (front & back) for $500 - on computer... pretty good too

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Annietom
Nov 09, 2009 9:55 pm
Annietom
kek
kek
10 November 2009

advice on downlights that are incorrectly located

advice on downlights that are incorrectly located

It's a ridiculous shortcoming in the design process - there should be a simple computer application where the electrical plan can be overlaid on the roof truss…

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kek
Nov 10, 2009 7:17 am
kek
DIVYA
DIVYA
10 November 2009

kitchen caeserstone different to bathrooms?? opinions??

kitchen caeserstone different to bathrooms?? opinions??

I have different colors in kitchen and bath, ensuite,powder room. In Kitchen, i went with Zulu caesarstone benchtop and cabinets: Stipple seal and overhead cabinets :…

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DIVYA
Nov 10, 2009 11:47 am
Moogles
Moogles
10 November 2009

First Draft Delays

First Draft Delays
NSW

Ours was within 2 weeks, this however was just a starting sketch, and was with an independent architect, so don't know whether this would make it any quicker...? Hope you…

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Moogles
Nov 10, 2009 1:49 pm
kek
kek
10 November 2009

Need some assistance - PD Stanford 24

Need some assistance - PD Stanford 24
VIC

Things can be a bit different between the different ranges, so I can't really tell you what's normal for an Access home (we built a Prestige). But you should be able to…

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kek
Nov 10, 2009 3:35 pm
kek
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
10 November 2009

Slab in hot weather

Slab in hot weather

I am happy that my slab can be done by end of this week, nice dry weather around low 30+ is ok to lay the slab. If the weather is too rainy then there's might need to be…

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rocketleaves
Nov 10, 2009 4:08 pm
calzo
calzo
10 November 2009

M3tr!con people....timeline before building starts??????

M3tr!con people....timeline before building starts??????

We signed our contracts the 8th of may and site start was the 23rd July. We'll be in just after christmas

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calzo
Nov 10, 2009 5:07 pm
buzz
buzz
10 November 2009

from council stamp to site scrape..how long?

from council stamp to site scrape..how long?

Similar to ebyelyakov.... Council approval 13th July, then everything went to the bank they issued ACC on 23rd July, Site start for us was to be within 20 days (business…

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buzz
Nov 10, 2009 7:25 pm
buzz
MagicJ
MagicJ
10 November 2009

We got our keys today!

We got our keys today!

Fabulous news, Caroline, congratulations ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: !!! Hanging out for the pics ::smile:: !

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MagicJ
Nov 10, 2009 7:46 pm
MagicJ
Moogles
Moogles
10 November 2009

Double robes a must have??

Double robes a must have??
WA

I am not sure what a double robe is (100%) but in my bedroom I have 6 sliding doors in my built in - so presuming that is 3 double robes? Thats what I…

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Moogles
Nov 10, 2009 8:16 pm
ssvetec
ssvetec
10 November 2009

Evap Cooling

Evap Cooling
VIC

Thanks - we like the energy efficiency idea of the evap, so were hoping it would be an option for us. Sounds like maybe use with a ceiling fan…

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ssvetec
Nov 10, 2009 8:49 pm
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antnjen
Nov 10, 2009 9:40 pm
jbdave
jbdave
10 November 2009

Small 2 storey house plan - suggestions & opinions please

Small 2 storey house plan - suggestions & opinions please

In my opinion the master bedroom should have a decent window in it. It's ok for the kids to have the highlight windows in order to avoid the overlooking, but not the…

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jbdave
Nov 10, 2009 10:56 pm
ManishU
ManishU
11 November 2009

Coral Homes... how long to get the tender?

Coral Homes... how long to get the tender?
NSW

Hi guys, I have also recently decided to build with Coral Homes at Springfield Lakes. I have decided to build the Fraser 232 on my 856 sq m block. I have paid my initial…

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ManishU
Nov 11, 2009 9:29 am
kb46
kb46
11 November 2009

Our plans

Our plans

I'll head down to Bunnings later and see what size the slim sides of…

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kb46
Nov 11, 2009 1:14 pm
berny
berny
11 November 2009

Is there a cut-off point with BASIX applications?

Is there a cut-off point with BASIX applications?

Hi Everyone I have 2 questions and would appreciate hearing from anyone who has gone through this process or basically could answer them for me. Thanks in advance…

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berny
Nov 11, 2009 2:09 pm
MerndaPD
MerndaPD
11 November 2009

What is the last Chance to do a variation with PD Access....

What is the last Chance to do a variation with PD Access....
VIC

We have paid our deposit, and are wiating for our land to title, then soil tests will be complted, Final drawings have not been completed or even started. What we want…

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MerndaPD
Nov 11, 2009 3:50 pm
Jodie80
Jodie80
11 November 2009

anyone building with aussie living/or in new haven?

anyone building with aussie living/or in new haven?
WA

Welcome Sharky55_Shan!! I'm building with Aussie as well (as is Annie.S too) and so far have not had any issues with them :D Fingers crossed it stays that way LOL The…

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Jodie80
Nov 11, 2009 4:04 pm
Jodie80
jbarry
jbarry
11 November 2009

Silver Lustre window frames, with light 2c bricks - Perth

Silver Lustre window frames, with light 2c bricks - Perth
WA

Hi alexjohn Just a suggestion - perhaps post the same post under the Home Decorating section of the forum. I have been reading some posts myself and there are a lot of…

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jbarry
Nov 11, 2009 6:22 pm
Casa2
Casa2
11 November 2009

Cost of Brick Veneer versus Double Brick?

Cost of Brick Veneer versus Double Brick?
NSW

I was quoted arond 100k more for full brick for just over 60squares…

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Casa2
Nov 11, 2009 6:50 pm
lisanne
lisanne
11 November 2009

Hooks into brickwork now shade ideas

Hooks into brickwork now shade ideas

It worked!! I left the aircon set to 26.5 today and when I got home it was 26.5 inside!!! YaY! My air con does work! :D lol (I knew it did heheh) One of the corners…

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lisanne
Nov 11, 2009 7:07 pm
suh
suh
11 November 2009

Powder room next to laundry - sink overkill?

Powder room next to laundry - sink overkill?
WA
1, 2

regardless of the position of the sink, you still end up with germs on the flush button and tap. We are all doomed!!!! ::hyst::

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suh
Nov 11, 2009 7:16 pm
suh
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
11 November 2009

OUR DREAM HOME (Atlantique 32- 7 Days to handover???)

OUR DREAM HOME (Atlantique 32- 7 Days to handover???)
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi BnC what bricks did you choose? Looks like Nougat from one of the pictures I can see but i'm not entirely sure.

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Zerosignal
Nov 11, 2009 8:46 pm
Andronicus
Andronicus
12 November 2009

HELP please! Noise coming from inside plastered wall

HELP please! Noise coming from inside plastered wall

unless it's a banging noise and a muffled 'help, let me out'... in which case i'd advise against sealing the wall. ::lol::

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Andronicus
Nov 11, 2009 11:18 pm
DIVYA
DIVYA
12 November 2009

Tile with Private - NotwithHenley - Need suggestions please

Tile with Private - NotwithHenley - Need suggestions please
VIC

Tania, I' tried hard to attach the image but I couldn't. If you give me ur email address, I can send it to you all the colors. Floor Tile : Trieste Avorio Gloss…

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DIVYA
Nov 12, 2009 10:00 am
lisanne
lisanne
12 November 2009

Porter Davis - Window Locks

Porter Davis - Window Locks
VIC

This is a quick and easy way of both saving money and not forking out on locks and can always be removed i have used…

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lisanne
Nov 12, 2009 8:16 pm
draco76
draco76
12 November 2009

How many $s required after handover to make it complete :)

How many $s required after handover to make it complete :)
VIC

ahhhh.. still to many to think about after.. and i have not yet even started building ::hyst:: ::hyst:: ::hyst::

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draco76
Nov 12, 2009 10:24 pm
nqdog
nqdog
13 November 2009

Varying a standard HIA contract...

Varying a standard HIA contract...

i guess it depends on the builder you are with. from a builders point of view, there's liquidated damages for if they go over the contract time,…

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nqdog
Nov 13, 2009 5:38 am

here are some more pictures.. if anyone is interested ::cry:: Back sliding door in living room…

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inamet09
Nov 13, 2009 10:16 am
inamet09
suh
suh
13 November 2009

I'm getting a little bit excited....

I'm getting a little bit excited....

We are so close I can almost smell the new furniture... I didnt start a building thread when I joined this forum because... well, i'm a bit lazy and…

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suh
Nov 13, 2009 2:19 pm
suh
suh
suh
13 November 2009

Translucent Glazing

Translucent Glazing
QLD

Can't find prices on there SuH... but this is where we buy, quality is excellent and service is great too...

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suh
Nov 13, 2009 3:25 pm
suh
Princess1
Princess1
13 November 2009

Advice on brick work, link attached to pics.

Advice on brick work, link attached to pics.

Hey Meggsy, We met with our builder on site a few weeks ago & he explained these will be completed at the end with what is known as the "corking" method. What we fail…

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Princess1
Nov 13, 2009 4:06 pm
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
13 November 2009

Hebel or not??

Hebel or not??

If you are going to do a full house render - do hebel it will be much cheaper than render over brickwork. Which builder are you going through? Big M in Victoria have a…

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Zerosignal
Nov 13, 2009 5:57 pm


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