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lostcause
lostcause
14 April 2009

Where did you terminate your Network?

Where did you terminate your Network?
1, 2, 3

Well, thank you all for your input......at this stage (I've already changed my mind several times) I may have to go with the "Other" option. The garage would have been…

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lostcause
Apr 14, 2009 1:18 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
14 April 2009

Rain ruining my frame??????HELP

Rain ruining my frame??????HELP

The frames should be on bearers but it sounds like they have just put them on the ground. A bit of rain wont effect them apart from a little bit…

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mellybuilding
Apr 14, 2009 1:40 pm
mellybuilding
themax
themax
14 April 2009

Who's building in Sydney?

Who's building in Sydney?
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi there, We are building in the Sutherland Shire.

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themax
Apr 14, 2009 6:28 pm
themax
cyberman
cyberman
14 April 2009

Best quality plasterboard

Best quality plasterboard

If you want a better plasterboard, how about a thicker (13mm instead of 10mm) board. Perhaps consider Boral FireStop or Gyprock Fyrchek. They serve two purposes - better…

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cyberman
Apr 14, 2009 7:12 pm
cyberman
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Tillie
Apr 14, 2009 8:04 pm
kirsada
kirsada
14 April 2009

Façade options - window in the wrong place!

Façade options - window in the wrong place!
WA

Thanks Ed..I do like your suggestions. I think I will leave the windows off the dining wall as this faces the carport which we plan to enclose!! I will see how much the…

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kirsada
Apr 14, 2009 8:34 pm
kirsada
gilese
gilese
14 April 2009

Building a Providence 24

Building a Providence 24
NSW

Hello Jackson, Welcome to Homeone. If you go to the blocks thread in the building section you will find lots of blocks about current Wisdom Home Builds. Also do a…

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gilese
Apr 14, 2009 9:04 pm
chuth77
chuth77
14 April 2009

Need opinions on these floor plan changes.

Need opinions on these floor plan changes.

I'd get rid of the door off the carport, and you can extend the kitchen area into the meals area slightly...

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chuth77
Apr 14, 2009 9:22 pm
kyiee81
kyiee81
14 April 2009

Calling D@n - your photoshop skills are SO needed pls.

Calling D@n - your photoshop skills are SO needed pls.
QLD

Hi Jolie!!!!!!!! its going to look fabulous!!!! I love what you have done with the kitchen into the multipurpose area - it opens up the living space beautifully!…

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kyiee81
Apr 14, 2009 9:29 pm
kyiee81
doghouse
doghouse
14 April 2009

Trinity by Henley. comments on plan welcome

Trinity by Henley. comments on plan welcome
1, 2

Hi - a nice plan! My only first thought is that the ensuite seems really big, so perhaps it could be configured differently to allow the toilet to be separate with a…

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doghouse
Apr 14, 2009 9:44 pm
doghouse
gettingThere
gettingThere
14 April 2009

ducted vacuum

ducted vacuum

Ahhh. Thank you both!!! :)

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gettingThere
Apr 14, 2009 10:13 pm
King willy
King willy
14 April 2009

Size of home...

Size of home...

Interesting post. The bigger they get the more they cost, funny that. I’m sure if we all have a sh#t load of money why don’t you build the biggest place in the street.…

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King willy
Apr 14, 2009 11:52 pm
King willy
tinfish
tinfish
15 April 2009

soil classification M3

soil classification M3
WA

the new land is still in Seville Grove.... just around the corner from the previous block we had chosen...

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tinfish
Apr 15, 2009 3:25 am
tinfish
surfshak
surfshak
15 April 2009

Clause in Contract - UPDATE

Clause in Contract - UPDATE

Well I can't believe it......W$ncr#%t have come back and are quite happy to remove the clause :: (Casa2 I reckon it was your wonderful sentence - the Management is quite…

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surfshak
Apr 15, 2009 8:40 am
78xtc
78xtc
15 April 2009

Dial Before You Dig reports

Dial Before You Dig reports

we thought that - but does…

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78xtc
Apr 15, 2009 9:22 am
Hellman109
Hellman109
15 April 2009

Air return vent, What is it?

Air return vent, What is it?

By our plans its half way down the hallway to the bedrooms

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Hellman109
Apr 15, 2009 12:18 pm
Cleishy
Cleishy
15 April 2009

Soil tests : Land titles in August - FHOG ends in June.....

Soil tests : Land titles in August - FHOG ends in June.....
VIC

im pretty sure you have to suck it up, but thats the way it seems to work, we are liable for the site costs no matter…

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Cleishy
Apr 15, 2009 1:10 pm
Cleishy
raksha86
raksha86
15 April 2009

Atlantique Photofest! How many Atlantiques out there?

Atlantique Photofest! How many Atlantiques out there?
VIC
1, 2

Hi everyone! I am new to this site so i'll probably be asking you all how to do everything. But yes we are building Atlantique 32 ASWELL!!! :) We bought land in Cranbourne…

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raksha86
Apr 15, 2009 1:23 pm
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erinleigh
Apr 15, 2009 1:31 pm
erinleigh

Hi All, I've been looking into this long and hard for the last year or so. My advice is to make your mind up 100% that is what you're going to do and stick to it. It's…

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JellyLegs
Apr 15, 2009 2:25 pm
JellyLegs
Judie
Judie
15 April 2009

Handover this Friday!!!

Handover this Friday!!!
VIC

Congratulations. Sounds like it's been a long wait, but it will be worth it. Pics please! Judie

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Judie
Apr 15, 2009 3:31 pm
Judie
ownerbuilder2009
ownerbuilder2009
15 April 2009

Modify Existing / Draftsman / Building Designer / Architect

Modify Existing / Draftsman / Building Designer / Architect
SA

hi. i asked a similar question in regards to finding a project manager and got the following response in the owner builder forum: hi peter. i…

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ownerbuilder2009
Apr 15, 2009 6:38 pm
Kenshi123
Kenshi123
15 April 2009

HANDOVER TODAY!!!

HANDOVER TODAY!!!

Congratulations!!!! Enjoy your new home!!

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Kenshi123
Apr 15, 2009 10:29 pm
kamranshakil
kamranshakil
15 April 2009

M3tricon Santorini 29 - Whats Standard Whats Extra?

M3tricon Santorini 29 - Whats Standard Whats Extra?
VIC

yeah and they are not expensive either just 55 $ for one place so if you put kickrail at 3 places so it will be 55 x 3

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kamranshakil
Apr 15, 2009 10:35 pm
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
15 April 2009

HELP! Last minute plumbing decision: plastic or copper??

HELP! Last minute plumbing decision: plastic or copper??
ACT

Thanks for all the response everyone, really makes me feel a lot better to hear everyone else's experiences and thoughts! :) From the sounds of things and the research i've…

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BuildingACT
Apr 15, 2009 11:24 pm
Roar
Roar
15 April 2009

HOW LONG FOR COUNCIL APPROVAL?

HOW LONG FOR COUNCIL APPROVAL?
SA

Hi Shanna We are also building in Rendition Homes in SA! Our plans went to council back in late January and we are still waiting for approval. Have been told it will be…

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Roar
Apr 16, 2009 12:30 am
Helyn
Helyn
16 April 2009

What do you think about this house plan

What do you think about this house plan

I'm also confused as I'm thinking of reducing…

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Helyn
Apr 16, 2009 10:24 am
Helyn
GSK
GSK
16 April 2009

Arndell Estate, Truganina VIC

Arndell Estate, Truganina VIC
VIC

We were told when we were looking in Arndell that the price would be somewhere around the 160-180k mark. That said, if you have a look at the plan for Arndell, the…

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GSK
Apr 16, 2009 4:29 pm
Casa2
Casa2
16 April 2009

Pls Help. Builder cant provide brickwork above sliding door.

Pls Help. Builder cant provide brickwork above sliding door.
VIC

It can be done but it need a non standard L lintel. ***** actually use an L beam in many of there garage door openings. Basically what they need is…

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Casa2
Apr 16, 2009 7:10 pm
sanjeeva
sanjeeva
16 April 2009

Springfarm

Springfarm

June or July

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sanjeeva
Apr 16, 2009 7:18 pm
Tillie
Tillie
16 April 2009

our blog

our blog
VIC

Am very sorry to hear of all of the troubles that you have had during the building of your home....

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Tillie
Apr 16, 2009 9:17 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 April 2009

Charging us for Feature render???

Charging us for Feature render???

:wink: JohnAndTarin Material cost is minimal. colour~$50 unless you have miles. Labour is huge... and is not much fun. Is there a subby doing the render? Rock up on the day,…

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onc_artisan
Apr 16, 2009 9:59 pm
onc_artisan
PnSdreams
PnSdreams
16 April 2009

Anyone know the price for Parkside3500(Simonds) in mid 2008?

Anyone know the price for Parkside3500(Simonds) in mid 2008?

Hi, I have 2 price lists for the Parkside3500 for Victoria: As of 28/04/2008 $205,000 As of 01/09/2008 $210,000 Hope that helps!

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PnSdreams
Apr 16, 2009 10:28 pm
Jochicho
Jochicho
16 April 2009

Help with external colours pls-D@n need your skills too pls

Help with external colours pls-D@n need your skills too pls
1, 2

Hi Hermyleen, I should post the colours, shouldn't I? Ok, just cause you've asked me, I will try to get pics of the samples in daylight on the w/e and post them up.…

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Jochicho
Apr 16, 2009 10:48 pm
borg
borg
16 April 2009

Why is a tin roof more expensive than tiles?

Why is a tin roof more expensive than tiles?

also further savings can be made by reducing the grade of the hardward lintels by about one step. maybe 300-500 dollar saving.

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borg
Apr 16, 2009 10:50 pm
borg
bvella
bvella
16 April 2009

Clarendon Homes - Sydney

Clarendon Homes - Sydney
NSW

thanks for the reply no direct golf course views from the front but some views in the back. We are about 400m from the clubhouse so the location is good we picked this…

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bvella
Apr 16, 2009 10:55 pm
alk
alk
16 April 2009

Rectangular thingy on my land?

Rectangular thingy on my land?

I'd just ignore it but be prepared to provide access to it should it ever be needed. My dad has one at the back of his land, it's never been touched in the 19 years we've…

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alk
Apr 16, 2009 11:36 pm
alk
Emma
Emma
16 April 2009

Builders in SA

Builders in SA

We are building with Hickis at Strathalbyn, going at a cracking pace......no dramas so far *touch wood* ($4000 transport fee though) Good luck with your choice, Mt…

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Emma
Apr 17, 2009 12:41 am
woodsey
woodsey
17 April 2009

Practical Completion Inspection

Practical Completion Inspection

Our builder uses a carbon pad where we get one of the three copies, we signed that what was on it was correct and then we signed again once completed. l would say you def…

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woodsey
Apr 17, 2009 10:57 am
lisanne
lisanne
17 April 2009

Items Variation in contract

Items Variation in contract
VIC

Keep an eye on your 24/7 on the website as well. Our contract was yesterday.... but our contract document when up on 24/7 late Friday... we had the…

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lisanne
Apr 17, 2009 1:10 pm
Helyn
Helyn
17 April 2009

Steel frame companies in Adelaide

Steel frame companies in Adelaide
SA

hanson61, we have a Supaloc steel frame too and like you have had no problems at all with it. I have heard people saying steel frames are noisy but havent found this to be so.

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Helyn
Apr 17, 2009 7:17 pm
Helyn
chuth77
chuth77
17 April 2009

Brick overhang and slab curing questions!!

Brick overhang and slab curing questions!!

Ask the SS to show you how it complies with the Building Code of Australia?

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chuth77
Apr 17, 2009 7:23 pm
Moonos21
Moonos21
17 April 2009

PD Upgrades

PD Upgrades
VIC

Our csc emailed us with a price of $1527 to upgrade to cat3 bricks. Pretty happy with that. We've got our tender on the 28th so looking forward to seeing some of the…

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Moonos21
Apr 17, 2009 7:35 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
17 April 2009

Why is my builder refusing to pivot my front door?

Why is my builder refusing to pivot my front door?
QLD

Did they get back to you about the pivot door today at all?? Like I said this morning- if its in the contract then they have to honour it! When…

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mellybuilding
Apr 17, 2009 7:41 pm
mellybuilding
hiker
hiker
17 April 2009

Risky clause in land contract?

Risky clause in land contract?
VIC

Ours was 18 months, but in the end they were only 2 months later than their original timeframe.

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hiker
Apr 18, 2009 12:41 am
thlo
thlo
18 April 2009

Variation on home loan

Variation on home loan

YESYES kek is correct!!! The banks, especially for those big 4 banks, won't let you get any extra allowance or payback from builder in order to…

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thlo
Apr 18, 2009 1:59 am
thlo
Pixelated
Pixelated
18 April 2009

Has anyone had experience with Bowral Dry Pressed bricks

Has anyone had experience with Bowral Dry Pressed bricks

Hi Dan, I have a friend who built her entire house with the Bowral Dry pressed bricks (90% Murray Grey -- 10% Blue on the facade) and it looks great. She has had no…

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Pixelated
Apr 18, 2009 9:29 am
Pixelated
Helyn
Helyn
18 April 2009

909m2 block on hold, wanting to build Coral Hamilton 278

909m2 block on hold, wanting to build Coral Hamilton 278

Re corner blocks, I lived on one for 22 years and was quite happy with it, large block, over 1000m2. You are looking at a 909m2 block which is quite large; corner blocks…

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Helyn
Apr 18, 2009 9:49 am
Helyn
lizzy stardust
lizzy stardust
18 April 2009

What extras should we be thinking about?

What extras should we be thinking about?

Jolie, it's very annoying when you see the high ceilings as standard in pretty much all display homes, but they don't come standard with the homes! It was just fluke…

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lizzy stardust
Apr 18, 2009 11:13 am
lizzy stardust


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