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ifyareckon
ifyareckon
24 June 2009

Popped nails in plaster - how to fix.

Popped nails in plaster - how to fix.

Had this on one wall during our build. SS had someone come in a screw it in instead of re nailing. Looking good now.

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ifyareckon
Jun 24, 2009 10:16 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
25 June 2009

Is the expansion joint in middle of the facade acceptable

Is the expansion joint in middle of the facade acceptable
1, 2

I don not comprehend why there are two so close to each other. But then again one would need…

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mellybuilding
Jun 25, 2009 12:52 pm
mellybuilding
georgie
georgie
25 June 2009

PD access Facades???

PD access Facades???
VIC

Welcome aboard to the access clan lol The thing we didn't like about those pictures is that they all depict render and render is not included but they don't show you any…

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georgie
Jun 25, 2009 4:17 pm
Pugs
Pugs
25 June 2009

Question about frame

Question about frame

My wife is a stud finder.....(insert wry smilie…

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Pugs
Jun 25, 2009 6:07 pm
Pugs
Pebble
Pebble
25 June 2009

What do you think is best to build with?

What do you think is best to build with?

I personally like brick, here in WA it doesn't cost extra, it has good thermal efficiency (double brick), solid walls - you can't punch a hole in them (he he, not that I…

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Pebble
Jun 25, 2009 7:12 pm
Pebble
EmmaKate
EmmaKate
26 June 2009

HELP - First time building!

HELP - First time building!
VIC

I am sure there is a margin on the soil test however the initial $1000 non-refundable deposit for "soil testing and contour survey" at the start…

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EmmaKate
Jun 26, 2009 2:42 am
lisanne
lisanne
26 June 2009

Building Permit (Please explain, thanks!)

Building Permit (Please explain, thanks!)
VIC

Thanks for the explanation. I have just called the Council and was informed that no permit was lodged. But builder told us that they have lodged…

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lisanne
Jun 26, 2009 2:13 pm
James Bond
James Bond
26 June 2009

steel frame versus Blue Pine (H2 treated frame)

steel frame versus Blue Pine (H2 treated frame)

Hi, Can anyone provide the a good source and/or experience with building with steel frame as opposed to the treated pine framing that's available…

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James Bond
Jun 26, 2009 2:18 pm
James Bond
megzy
megzy
26 June 2009

Moving in!

Moving in!

We are about a month away now. Cannt wait to move out of home for the first time :D

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megzy
Jun 26, 2009 2:20 pm
Marcusk
Marcusk
26 June 2009

Att Plumbers How to break apart glued PVC Pipes.

Att Plumbers How to break apart glued PVC Pipes.

this will generaly damage what you are trying to remove and if you have another choice like buying new fittings do that instead!!! 1.make sure you are outside if you are…

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Marcusk
Jun 26, 2009 4:03 pm
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
26 June 2009

Building in Butler with HBC

Building in Butler with HBC
WA
1, 2

Another Butler Boy Here. It is a great suburb. So great to walk around the lake! If only they would put the train line up here like they were supposed to. Your right…

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TheBoatMan
Jun 26, 2009 4:05 pm
leeton
leeton
26 June 2009

Building in Kinglake -IMPOSSIBLE Fire Protection Requirement

Building in Kinglake -IMPOSSIBLE Fire Protection Requirement
VIC

Speak to the locals...there is plenty of building activity in Kinglake...my mate is going through the same process in Kinglake...he has cut down heaps of trees to…

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leeton
Jun 26, 2009 10:57 pm
joles
joles
26 June 2009

short term accommodation btn sale of home & handover

short term accommodation btn sale of home & handover
VIC

Yeah they have vans and cabins I think. It's pretty dodgy though.... but if she's desperate. Another option I just thought of is to try a house sitting agency. She may be…

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joles
Jun 27, 2009 12:40 am
joles
fruitty
fruitty
26 June 2009

What tips do you have that can help 1st time builders.

What tips do you have that can help 1st time builders.

technically I haven't really build yet, however this is my contribution don't select a house / pan simply because it looks stunning, can you really affored all the same…

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fruitty
Jun 27, 2009 12:57 am
fruitty
daz82
daz82
27 June 2009

Dan's Zuccala Studio 4.1

Dan's Zuccala Studio 4.1

Hey there Polo. Cheers for the welcome. So far so good. A few things that i'll be mentioning but nothing major at all. I haven't met with the SS yet but I have spoken to…

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daz82
Jun 27, 2009 11:27 am
daz82
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elastic
Jun 27, 2009 5:39 pm
sireza
sireza
27 June 2009

Brick Question

Brick Question
VIC

sweet! thanks mrh20!

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sireza
Jun 27, 2009 6:23 pm
elemist
elemist
27 June 2009

Blue Print Homes Tile Selections

Blue Print Homes Tile Selections
WA

Thanks all... i did a wander around today with my selections book and managed to match up most of the tiles. Hopefully my CLO will get back to me sometime this year with…

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elemist
Jun 27, 2009 7:54 pm
MrsRose
MrsRose
27 June 2009

New (peculiar) house plans

New (peculiar) house plans

Excellent design, well thought out to suit your family! Sounds like you're doing great work! I agree with the comments about the laundry, and with the access into the…

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MrsRose
Jun 27, 2009 7:57 pm
MrsRose
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
27 June 2009

Home Building Order

Home Building Order

Hi, no my builder hasn't provided me anything, I guess they dont want to get locked in to any dates

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buildingwithhamra
Jun 27, 2009 9:45 pm
Helloween
Helloween
27 June 2009

Trouble with *******.... other good builders in West Melb?

Trouble with *******.... other good builders in West Melb?
VIC
1, 2

FYI apparently I have a new CSO. Never spoke to the original one.. And guess what? I still don't have an appointment for the signing of my building contract. HELLO!!! It's…

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Helloween
Jun 27, 2009 11:10 pm
Helloween
kek
kek
28 June 2009

PD Sandhurst - splashback colour?

PD Sandhurst - splashback colour?
VIC

It's the Illoura 36 at Lyndhurst: http://www.porterdavis.com.au/#homeviewer/illoura/36 Can't help with the colour though, sorry.

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kek
Jun 28, 2009 9:33 am
kek
stockt12
stockt12
28 June 2009

Perth builders - inside story please

Perth builders - inside story please
WA

wow...glad i found this post about highbury!! went in and spoke to a saleslady at their display home..home looked terrific, she was very helpful[our next build early next…

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stockt12
Jun 28, 2009 2:34 pm
thechlochlo
thechlochlo
28 June 2009

new home question

new home question
VIC

Hi Everyone We have a walk through planned for Tomorrow with 2 different builders for 2 designs that we like . Will they show us what is…

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thechlochlo
Jun 28, 2009 5:27 pm
thechlochlo
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
28 June 2009

Load bearing capacity of timber floor joists..advice please!

Load bearing capacity of timber floor joists..advice please!
ACT

Thanks for the replies! I'll have to check with the company supplying the floor system about whether they're doubling up using LVL or not (the structural engineer…

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BuildingACT
Jun 28, 2009 6:15 pm
King willy
King willy
28 June 2009

ClarendonT ******* Practices

ClarendonT ******* Practices

Hi all Some time ago I posted a topic “how satisfied are you with your project builder” or something like that. As I said in it we read so many horror or bad…

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King willy
Jun 28, 2009 7:26 pm
King willy
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
28 June 2009

Suspended concrete slab

Suspended concrete slab

floortech have a method... I don't know if this will last ( the link that is)... http://www.floortech.net.au/product.asp I have no connection with them, so don't know…

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onc_artisan
Jun 28, 2009 9:32 pm
onc_artisan
rellie
rellie
29 June 2009

PD Cremorne42 has left the building....

PD Cremorne42 has left the building....
VIC

The Wembley is a replacement for the Cremorne, it comes with an option to have an additional rumpus and alfresco on the back which brings it up to 40sq.

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rellie
Jun 29, 2009 11:17 am
havingfun
havingfun
29 June 2009

Cost Per SQ in Canberra

Cost Per SQ in Canberra
ACT

How long is a piece of string??? hard to give a ballpark figure as all builders have different inclusions...average probably (???) around $1250 p/sqm, add about $30,000 …

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havingfun
Jun 29, 2009 3:23 pm
aye81
aye81
29 June 2009

Please help us.. having trouble choosing a builder

Please help us.. having trouble choosing a builder

I just thought I would share my experience so far with Dennis Family Homes as i am very happy with. After visiting numerous amount of display…

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aye81
Jun 29, 2009 8:33 pm
aye81
mav999
mav999
29 June 2009

Do we need Sarking?

Do we need Sarking?
1, 2

If you can afford it then do it.....preserves the asset Goodluck

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mav999
Jun 29, 2009 8:35 pm
joles
joles
29 June 2009

If I could go back in time...advice re. rainflush system.

If I could go back in time...advice re. rainflush system.
VIC

I'm not sure about retrofitting, especially on a two storey..... have a chat to your SS.... you may be able to just get some plumbing run last minute unofficially??? I'm…

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joles
Jun 29, 2009 10:45 pm
joles
lildutchgringo
lildutchgringo
29 June 2009

Antenna Help

Antenna Help

i saw your pics.. that was a nice surprise im sure :lol: :lol: :lol: Time to review our budget!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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lildutchgringo
Jun 29, 2009 11:43 pm
lildutchgringo
Vish
Vish
29 June 2009

Window or TV suits more on Family Wall?????

Window or TV suits more on Family Wall?????

You have got a very good floor plan as per Vastu.

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Vish
Jun 30, 2009 12:02 am
slknv
slknv
29 June 2009

High ceilings - How much did you pay for it? Does it help?

High ceilings - How much did you pay for it? Does it help?
1, 2, 3

41sq double story house. For 2700 ground floor, +2220 For 2550 1st floor, +1450 Plus about 4000 for taller doors ground & first, but we're adding a lot of extra doors…

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slknv
Jun 30, 2009 12:32 am
Brickie
Brickie
30 June 2009

Any problems if builder is not a Master Builder?

Any problems if builder is not a Master Builder?

That is all you need, at least he is a real builder, you just need to make sure his…

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Brickie
Jun 30, 2009 8:01 am
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
30 June 2009

valuation of property

valuation of property

By the looks of this thread and taking into account the current economic client you should probably assume that you will be undervalued. :(

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virgin-builder
Jun 30, 2009 10:24 am
virgin-builder
sadzzz
sadzzz
30 June 2009

Anyone building in THE RESERVE, TARNEIT

Anyone building in THE RESERVE, TARNEIT
VIC

hi... wow! im so excited we're building with rivergum constructions.. im just hanging to move in!

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sadzzz
Jun 30, 2009 2:31 pm
Hels
Hels
30 June 2009

Furniture Recomendations.

Furniture Recomendations.

I am a big fan of Oz Design furniture, it's all solid timber no MDF. http://www.ozdesignfurniture.com.au

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Hels
Jun 30, 2009 2:49 pm
Hels
kid81
kid81
1 July 2009

Final inspection tomorrow: Any tips?

Final inspection tomorrow: Any tips?

Always take a level with you. Bring someone with a keen eye too to put their eye to the walls. It is not too uncommon for walls not to be straight, especially in hallways.

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kid81
Jul 01, 2009 10:27 am
Buildinggame
Buildinggame
1 July 2009

Could I use builder recommended Conveyancer? Melbourne

Could I use builder recommended Conveyancer? Melbourne
VIC

My opinion is that the role of the conveyancer/lawyer is more important when buying off the plan or homes being built. Delays are typical, and without scrutinising the…

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Buildinggame
Jul 01, 2009 11:55 am
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Buildinggame
Jul 01, 2009 12:02 pm
locus
locus
1 July 2009

Is anyone building in Brookdale W.A

Is anyone building in Brookdale W.A
WA
1, 2, 3

Hmm I am not sure. We had to make sure it was the right classification as part of the contract and it is a class S classification. But yes the…

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locus
Jul 01, 2009 1:14 pm
locus
gordonroz
gordonroz
1 July 2009

Review/advise on Hotondo Homes

Review/advise on Hotondo Homes
VIC

Hi Kid81, It would be nice to talk to you. Please email your contact details to my id gordonroz@hotmail.com. Thanks, Gordon.

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gordonroz
Jul 01, 2009 1:59 pm
danc12
danc12
1 July 2009

Grout Injected piers versus normal Piers

Grout Injected piers versus normal Piers

Therein lies the bite, he tells me that it is more expensive but this cost is balanced by the fact that if they drill the pier holes and when they come back the holes are…

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danc12
Jul 01, 2009 3:04 pm
Cooramin
Cooramin
1 July 2009

Our house plans

Our house plans

I'm glad to hear that 28 squares of living space works well for a family. We didn't want to get too enormous, but want it to be generous enough to be comfortable and…

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Cooramin
Jul 01, 2009 3:45 pm
jcjuice
jcjuice
1 July 2009

GO AWAY RAIN

GO AWAY RAIN
VIC

i'm worried about our frame too. It's sitting out in the rain!! No roof yet... :(

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jcjuice
Jul 01, 2009 5:40 pm

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