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Casa2
Casa2
14 March 2009

Question about abbreviation on my plan?????

Question about abbreviation on my plan?????

Try to align your downpipes with the articulation/control joints (those that are not at the end of a window or…

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Casa2
Mar 14, 2009 10:41 am
Ria
Ria
14 March 2009

soil test and compaction report

soil test and compaction report

thanks guys... :D iTalk - Fill here means, soil fill. Its what estate developers do to level the soil while building the estate. If you have a fill which is…

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Ria
Mar 14, 2009 10:50 am
fordehouse
fordehouse
14 March 2009

Inspiration required...show me your house pics!!

Inspiration required...show me your house pics!!

We've just spent the morning looking at bricks, and DH is now thinking the bricks are too dark, he is leaning towards colours that are more tan/sandy such as Boral Chino,…

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fordehouse
Mar 14, 2009 12:10 pm
clath
clath
14 March 2009

Heads up, possible price rise again.

Heads up, possible price rise again.
NSW
1, 2

Thanks Joles :) though i think you should ask PD whether they will honour those prices :lol:

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clath
Mar 14, 2009 2:21 pm
clath
enigma_brennan
enigma_brennan
14 March 2009

8 weeks to lock up !

8 weeks to lock up !
VIC

Lucky you, we have handover in a week and we still have no key! Although, I must admit, we have become quite adept at peering through windows at many different angles to…

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enigma_brennan
Mar 14, 2009 4:56 pm
enigma_brennan
Hyper
Hyper
15 March 2009

Hebel Vs Brick Render

Hebel Vs Brick Render

The Exin site used to be there, so they must be…

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Hyper
Mar 15, 2009 8:18 am
lazydays
lazydays
15 March 2009

Private Builder - Reducing Contract $$$ with DIY?

Private Builder - Reducing Contract $$$ with DIY?
VIC

P.S. As you said we also did "exclusions" as you mentioned. e.g. stove top and hot water service to be supplied by owners. Builders electrician to supply and connect…

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lazydays
Mar 15, 2009 10:38 am
edtheved
edtheved
15 March 2009

My Site Plan

My Site Plan

I believe its measured in metres above sea level so your back is 100.8 mtrs above sea level and your front is 99.81. About a metre drop.

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edtheved
Mar 15, 2009 10:50 am
klscomps
klscomps
15 March 2009

I need some help pls with this plan (getting kitch. to fit)

I need some help pls with this plan (getting kitch. to fit)

Hi I agree about trying to leave the kitchen where it is and opening the MPR up so it is the dedicated meals area and the rest is just family room. You sound like you…

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klscomps
Mar 15, 2009 12:08 pm
thlo
thlo
15 March 2009

Land Rent Scheme ACT

Land Rent Scheme ACT
ACT

I'd like to see what happens if you rent the land and live in a house you built on it say let's say for 5 years and then you decide not to buy the land. What would the…

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thlo
Mar 15, 2009 1:33 pm
thlo
Helyn
Helyn
15 March 2009

Energy efficiency when choosing the brick and roof colour???

Energy efficiency when choosing the brick and roof colour???

Yes, a black or very dark roof would make your house hotter- quantitively by how much I do not know. Depending…

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Helyn
Mar 15, 2009 4:41 pm
Helyn
Chuq
Chuq
15 March 2009

Zero maintenance beachhouse , list of suggestions please.

Zero maintenance beachhouse , list of suggestions please.

Artifical turf is a popular option: https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=5895 Maybe not for a large backyard, but for the nature strip and strips around the…

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Chuq
Mar 15, 2009 4:59 pm
Chuq
ECOECO
ECOECO
15 March 2009

Timber Look Garage Doors - Powdercoated?

Timber Look Garage Doors - Powdercoated?

Powdercoat is what's on your windows and on most manufactured items used outdoors. It is fairly resilient if it's applied properly, it does not easily chip. But a 2 pack…

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ECOECO
Mar 15, 2009 5:12 pm
ECOECO
lisanne
lisanne
15 March 2009

PD Access Homes - Bricks?

PD Access Homes - Bricks?
VIC

for future reference, Brushwood

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lisanne
Mar 15, 2009 8:45 pm
kikin
kikin
15 March 2009

Need Some Advice ( Re glass splashback by PD)

Need Some Advice ( Re glass splashback by PD)
VIC
1, 2

Just wondering how tall the splashback in the kitchen would be.... Will there be any gaps with no splashback covered between the overhead cabinets and the…

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kikin
Mar 15, 2009 8:51 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
15 March 2009

corniceless rooms, i want them , i dont want to pay for them

corniceless rooms, i want them , i dont want to pay for them

Our entire downstairs is squareset and people comment on it all the time! We paid extra (forget how much) but it looks awesome (IMHO)

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mattwalker
Mar 15, 2009 9:56 pm
mattwalker
dreamhome
dreamhome
15 March 2009

Building in Point Cook? especially Featherbrook or Alamanda?

Building in Point Cook? especially Featherbrook or Alamanda?
VIC

Hi, We also have a block in Alamanda and our site costs are $11k plus $4k allowance for extra piers that may be required due to close proximity to easement. Hope this helps..

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dreamhome
Mar 15, 2009 10:22 pm
dreamhome
Vegemite
Vegemite
16 March 2009

Anyone building in Franklin Stage 3 (ACT)?

Anyone building in Franklin Stage 3 (ACT)?

.. Waves.... We are stage 3 (section 101) and I spoke to the LDA two weeks ago and was told late May / early June…

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Vegemite
Mar 16, 2009 7:56 am
Vegemite
taylormade
taylormade
16 March 2009

Who is building the PD Illoura?

Who is building the PD Illoura?
VIC

Hi there We are in Qld and built the Sandhurst with Adenbrook Homes on acreage (same design basically and I think PD also have the Sandhurst). We extended the alfresco…

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taylormade
Mar 16, 2009 10:07 am
chmaiden
chmaiden
16 March 2009

what is a fair thing to ask for?

what is a fair thing to ask for?

7 beams done in 2 bouts i had been telling them that the lock up stage that i had paid for back in november had never been locked up am in a state of shock/desperation

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chmaiden
Mar 16, 2009 11:34 am
fortunate
fortunate
16 March 2009

Taking out insurance before we start building????

Taking out insurance before we start building????

Excellent, thankyou so much for your quick replies, you have been very helpful :)!

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fortunate
Mar 16, 2009 12:20 pm
chuth77
chuth77
16 March 2009

What type of slab to choose?

What type of slab to choose?

Looks like you have a lovely water table through your block!! Ka ching!

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chuth77
Mar 16, 2009 12:36 pm
ozzroo
ozzroo
16 March 2009

Cut and fill on my land block...which is cheaper??

Cut and fill on my land block...which is cheaper??

In most cases I have seen, they use the soil from the cut of the foundation to aid with the fill of the foundation. It then needs to be assessed for compaction. We are…

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ozzroo
Mar 16, 2009 2:14 pm
croudace
croudace
16 March 2009

House orientation - how important?

House orientation - how important?
NSW

Facing south is not the end of the world. But can you get some high level north windows anyway, (above the roof line)and still face south. Lots of south facing glass is…

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croudace
Mar 16, 2009 6:26 pm
Pugs
Pugs
16 March 2009

Warrnambool Facing SW...CRAZY?

Warrnambool Facing SW...CRAZY?
VIC

your house ..as long as it is fully iunsulated it should be fine..... orentation is only a factor to consider not a be all and end of hosue design other thrreads are…

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Pugs
Mar 16, 2009 7:04 pm
Pugs
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
16 March 2009

About a driveway

About a driveway
1, 2

Hi all, I would love to go for the exposed aggregate driveway! but as a first home buyer, our budget wont allow it =( So we will be going for the…

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hysterical1144
Mar 16, 2009 7:20 pm
thorney
thorney
16 March 2009

Piers? P Class slab???

Piers? P Class slab???

There is a lot of variation in pricing with people with p class slabs and piers. Some people have low quotes not far over $10000 and some are…

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thorney
Mar 16, 2009 8:52 pm
thorney
dmynott
dmynott
16 March 2009

New to the Forum and need help with Bricks and Tiles

New to the Forum and need help with Bricks and Tiles

Thanks Guys! Good to here all your opinions. We think that we have decided on the same bricks and tiles but will brake it all up with Jasper Guttering and similar…

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dmynott
Mar 16, 2009 9:51 pm
Judie
Judie
17 March 2009

New member building with Westminster Homes

New member building with Westminster Homes
NSW

Where in South Turramurra? (PM me if you don't want the details here. We're in ST too.) I might be able to arrange for you to meet my friend. Judie

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Judie
Mar 16, 2009 11:36 pm
Judie
thlo
thlo
17 March 2009

land help required!!

land help required!!

Thanks for that - I can't understand why they are being so insistent - we have been on time with all payments and quick to respond in regards to…

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thlo
Mar 17, 2009 1:06 am
thlo
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
17 March 2009

Anyone built in Mooroolbark or Lilydale?

Anyone built in Mooroolbark or Lilydale?
VIC

yeah I built with PD (unfortunately) in the Blue Ridge estate. BTW if you like using the internet then forget about ADSL or cable - the only…

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wakeboardandy
Mar 17, 2009 7:13 am
wakeboardandy
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
17 March 2009

Sunshine Coast - Tradies

Sunshine Coast - Tradies
QLD

Yep, he does decking, he just built his own deck, as well as a floating deck stepping stones to the letterbox, it looks great. I'll pop over…

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mellybuilding
Mar 17, 2009 10:45 am
mellybuilding
Ari
Ari
17 March 2009

Standard Room Sizes

Standard Room Sizes

I thought you were just trying to make your point about using the search function. :lol:

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Ari
Mar 17, 2009 11:39 am
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
17 March 2009

45K suspeded concrete alfresco

45K suspeded concrete alfresco
NSW

I would assume that yes if you want to use the underneath of the alfresco for storage then it would have to be watertight and then that would have to be made of cement.…

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buildingadreamhome
Mar 17, 2009 12:36 pm
buildingadreamhome
haywgl
haywgl
17 March 2009

Cremorne 35

Cremorne 35
VIC

Ah ok, interesting we were originally going to build the 35 as we couldn't find a block to fit the 42, but then one came along. I was always unsure what the 35 would be…

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haywgl
Mar 17, 2009 12:51 pm
haywgl
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
17 March 2009

Timber Stair stain same as furniture stain? In a hurry...

Timber Stair stain same as furniture stain? In a hurry...

My understanding though is that if you paint the balustrade they use pine but if you stain it they use maple? Maybe that is just my builder or I am totally confused (which…

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buildingadreamhome
Mar 17, 2009 4:19 pm
buildingadreamhome
kek
kek
17 March 2009

Upgrading cornices...

Upgrading cornices...

We have the Jazz in our lounge and it looks fantastic. It was included in the price - part of a promotion, or something? Can't remember now. For all the trouble we went…

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kek
Mar 17, 2009 4:49 pm
kek
Becster
Becster
17 March 2009

Does your builder provide you with a key at Lock-Up?

Does your builder provide you with a key at Lock-Up?
1, 2

Be@umonde. I think the baked goods I made for our supervisor at Christmas time have paid dividends. :wink: Seriously, we were told about the key when we were doing the…

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Becster
Mar 17, 2009 6:29 pm
chuth77
chuth77
18 March 2009

Electrical Technical Question - Data/Internet/IT Point

Electrical Technical Question - Data/Internet/IT Point

i. CAT-5 cable with a RJ-45 wall plate ii. Telephone line with a RJ-11 wall plate or iii. Telephone line with a RJ-45 wall plate i. Should definetly be data…

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chuth77
Mar 18, 2009 10:08 am
FarRez
FarRez
18 March 2009

Second home buyer

Second home buyer

hahaha i love everyone's responses! so i guess Zero is the number then thx as always!

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FarRez
Mar 18, 2009 11:20 am
FarRez
suh
suh
18 March 2009

Fence Colour?

Fence Colour?
NSW
1, 2

Have you checked if you can get that in a fence colour…

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suh
Mar 18, 2009 12:23 pm
suh
chuth77
chuth77
18 March 2009

Piering

Piering

So 37 additional metres.... $3700....

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chuth77
Mar 18, 2009 12:50 pm
Aido
Aido
18 March 2009

Calling all folks who have/are building with M3tricon

Calling all folks who have/are building with M3tricon

Hey Michelle, We are building the Denver31 and had a fall of 1metre across the house. They had to cut and fill. The cut was about 70% of house are and dragged to fill…

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Aido
Mar 18, 2009 1:53 pm
Aido
craftytess
craftytess
18 March 2009

3 vs 4 bedrooms

3 vs 4 bedrooms

thanks, guys... looks like hubby is seeing the light towards 4BR :wink: haha...

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craftytess
Mar 18, 2009 2:06 pm
Southies
Southies
18 March 2009

URGENT ANSWER PLEASE -paying tradies for a favour

URGENT ANSWER PLEASE -paying tradies for a favour
NSW
1, 2

thanks rosewood - have just shot my SS an email. Will see how he responds.

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Southies
Mar 18, 2009 3:54 pm
Southies
peach
peach
18 March 2009

Double Storey - is it better to pre-wire for home security

Double Storey - is it better to pre-wire for home security

Definitely during build process! To lay the cables in the very least. We did the cables it during build, and even then, we accidentally got in a day too late so the…

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peach
Mar 18, 2009 4:09 pm
GinaUK
GinaUK
18 March 2009

Looking for a Perth builder

Looking for a Perth builder
WA

We are building with APG. They are part of the ABN group which includes Dale Alcock and Webb Brown Neaves. We are still in the preliminary stage but hope it won't be…

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GinaUK
Mar 18, 2009 4:11 pm


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