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brittany
brittany
12 April 2009

my floorplan in desperate need of feedback/suggestions!

my floorplan in desperate need of feedback/suggestions!
VIC
1, 2

I work from home and in our new house my study will be upstairs. It's big and spacious and miles away from where I will be with my laptop at the kitchen table. I am…

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brittany
Apr 12, 2009 8:09 am
brittany
CarlousMoochous
CarlousMoochous
12 April 2009

New house floor plans - comments please.

New house floor plans - comments please.
SA

You must have a nice wide block.. Wish we had the option to build wide, but finding a block in the melbourne suburbs that wide (within budget) is pretty hard. I like the…

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CarlousMoochous
Apr 12, 2009 9:18 am
CarlousMoochous
Steveo
Steveo
12 April 2009

Taking own plans to tender, any tips?

Taking own plans to tender, any tips?
VIC

Thanks Casa2, Yup I am keeping in touch with the builders frequently, and hoping that being "straight up" will make them more inclined to recipricate. Specifications…

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Steveo
Apr 12, 2009 9:47 am
Steveo
beejay
beejay
12 April 2009

Expensive house inspectors VS Cheaper inspectors

Expensive house inspectors VS Cheaper inspectors
VIC

hey Beejay, thanks for the rates of kevins. Are they based on a single story house or double story house? and what do u reckon of…

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beejay
Apr 12, 2009 10:26 am
beejay
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
12 April 2009

Ugly brick expansion joints

Ugly brick expansion joints

Casa, thanks for the suggestions. There the answers I was looking for. The down pipe idea is a good one. Couldn't find the em rating on their website but I will give…

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ElephantGuy
Apr 12, 2009 10:35 am
kyton
kyton
12 April 2009

Portico and Front of House Advice

Portico and Front of House Advice

It looks good but would be better to have either the centre peaked bit lifted up to the same height or alternatively lower the flat "skillion" sides to be all the same…

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kyton
Apr 12, 2009 3:34 pm
kyton
leebee1
leebee1
12 April 2009

wyndham waters site cost!

wyndham waters site cost!
VIC

We went out to see the builder yesterday - he was saying they are ready to go once we have the approval from the bank (and the title obviously). He was saying that the…

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leebee1
Apr 12, 2009 4:22 pm
_kelly_
_kelly_
12 April 2009

Builder delays and substandard work query

Builder delays and substandard work query

a friend of mine just went through a similar fiasco. basically they witheld progress payments...funnily enough the builder very quickly got his rear in to gear and…

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_kelly_
Apr 12, 2009 5:34 pm
_kelly_
T&V
T&V
13 April 2009

has anyone used austral urban one brick (pepper)

has anyone used austral urban one brick (pepper)

Hi 1stimer, i've just built with austral bricks but not with pepper - can't find it on my chart - what size is it & r u still looking or have u decided? u can see the…

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T&V
Apr 13, 2009 2:15 am
champ_123
champ_123
13 April 2009

New To The Forum - Building With Frenken Homes

New To The Forum - Building With Frenken Homes
VIC

Hi slingerman, I'm unique and not any other 123 :lol: To be frank, I signed…

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champ_123
Apr 13, 2009 5:16 am
esm
esm
13 April 2009

Building with Masterton Homes - How long does it take?

Building with Masterton Homes - How long does it take?
NSW

hi, i know this is an old thread.. we are building under the hornsby council and 50% with Masterton (still undecided), so I'd be happy to hear what you think and your…

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esm
Apr 13, 2009 6:17 am
CoNNiE
CoNNiE
13 April 2009

Floor Plans - any suggestions?

Floor Plans - any suggestions?
1, 2

Ok all... I have taken on all the feedback, and made some adjustments. The front lounge is now a bit bigger - I have just made the hallway smaller! I am not sold on the…

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CoNNiE
Apr 13, 2009 10:22 am
sooty
sooty
13 April 2009

Built in or Walk in Robles ?????

Built in or Walk in Robles ?????
1, 2

Sooty Yes, they look big are they solid or do you think a bit thin? They also look high, what hight are they and is your cieling 2.4m (8 foot)…

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sooty
Apr 13, 2009 12:43 pm
King willy
King willy
13 April 2009

What about your back door??

What about your back door??

I love you folks, that a team. Getting plenty of good suggestions form all. Over head cupboards, now whey did n't I think of that? Thanks I like it. There may be a little…

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King willy
Apr 13, 2009 2:42 pm
King willy
bailey_boy
bailey_boy
13 April 2009

CANBERRA - Franklin - GOLDRuby Photos uploaded more photos.

CANBERRA - Franklin - GOLDRuby Photos uploaded more photos.
ACT

bobs007 Thanks mate for taking the time to answer my questions and for your helpful advice. Glad everything turned out well for you. Got more of an idea of where im…

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bailey_boy
Apr 13, 2009 3:03 pm
DarylC
DarylC
13 April 2009

1 kW PV Solar Power system - fully installed for $749

1 kW PV Solar Power system - fully installed for $749
1, 2

Lol - you keep calling me a salesperson - I am actually an IT geek...I won't take offence to the salesperson comment thoough - I have worked in news and media and am not a…

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DarylC
Apr 13, 2009 3:28 pm
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reneegogh
Apr 13, 2009 4:33 pm
King willy
King willy
13 April 2009

What termite protection do i need & can i do it myself?

What termite protection do i need & can i do it myself?
ACT

Hi folks Ive had a play with DIY termitte treatments. I think you will find you will not get a warrenty if you DIY. You may have problems getting the product also, as…

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King willy
Apr 13, 2009 4:50 pm
King willy

Alulei, good point about switching the toilet and shower, there would also be a place for the towel rail if they were swithced. With the shower in…

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alulei
Apr 13, 2009 7:02 pm
alulei
joles
joles
13 April 2009

Contract woes

Contract woes

I ended the M3tricon contract just before site start. We were going to build the Grandview 36. Going with a different builder now. But our M3tricon experience was not the…

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joles
Apr 13, 2009 9:15 pm
joles
rosewood
rosewood
13 April 2009

What does dishwasher provisioning means?

What does dishwasher provisioning means?

yes how would you feel coming home & finding your kitchen flooded. Also your dishwasher warranty will be void as it wasn't installed by a licensed plumber. Also the word…

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rosewood
Apr 13, 2009 9:21 pm
rosewood
sanjeeva
sanjeeva
13 April 2009

Floor Plans....your comment please

Floor Plans....your comment please
NSW

I thought about that too. I am thinking about installing an ultra throw projector. Most ultra throw projectors can produce an 80" image from just 8cm away from the…

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sanjeeva
Apr 13, 2009 11:39 pm
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Paul12
Apr 14, 2009 1:31 am
photogirl
photogirl
14 April 2009

Seperate Toilet or not

Seperate Toilet or not
1, 2

I voted to keep them seperate. For me personally, I don't like toilets in bathrooms (ensuites I'm okay with, just), but not in main bathrooms. If you have guests…

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photogirl
Apr 14, 2009 9:08 am
risardi
risardi
14 April 2009

Who's your recommended builder?

Who's your recommended builder?

I don't want to be an a.....e however a tradesman/handyman in my current building told me that if I can find a builder that belongs to no union, they can work more…

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risardi
Apr 14, 2009 9:59 am
Cozmo
Cozmo
14 April 2009

EXCITING NEWS!

EXCITING NEWS!
VIC
1, 2

Bigred you are a man after my own heart, a room big enough for a pool table was just about my only requirement for our new house,…

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Cozmo
Apr 14, 2009 11:08 am
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 12:18 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 12:40 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 5:28 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 6:12 pm
cyberman
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Tillie
Apr 14, 2009 7:04 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 7:34 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 8:04 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 8:22 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 8:29 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 8:44 pm
doghouse
gettingThere
gettingThere
14 April 2009

ducted vacuum

ducted vacuum

Ahhh. Thank you both!!! :)

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gettingThere
Apr 14, 2009 9:13 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 10:52 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 2:25 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 7:40 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 8:22 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 11:18 am
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 12:10 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 12:23 pm
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erinleigh
Apr 15, 2009 12:31 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 1:25 pm
JellyLegs


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