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Newbies
Newbies
1 July 2008

Our land settled!!

Our land settled!!
1, 2

hahah u dont know that! i could have acting skills that would give any big brother celebrity-wannabe a run for their money! :roll: :shock: :roll:

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Newbies
Jul 01, 2008 1:45 pm
Newbies
dembi_2000
dembi_2000
1 July 2008

price of my house

price of my house
1, 2

Dembi even gaining another 200mm would make the corner a little less tight. just shave a little off the wir. and make that robe for the person…

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dembi_2000
Jul 01, 2008 1:55 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
1 July 2008

agricultural pipe

agricultural pipe

plan indicate a cut, but the SS appeared surprised by this. I've just looked at them again. Im not able to scan anything but as a general idea it…

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to_do_list
Jul 01, 2008 4:44 pm
to_do_list
adlse
adlse
2 July 2008

Price variations

Price variations

A friend who works for a large air conditioning supplier gave us quotes (mates rates) for heating and cooling. I have since discovered that the quote for the heating,…

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adlse
Jul 02, 2008 11:05 am
claego
claego
2 July 2008

Need help for internet/paytv setup

Need help for internet/paytv setup

Thanks all i think i should setup the LAN cable for internet and an additional phone point just in case... cannot live without internet... it is one of the most important…

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claego
Jul 02, 2008 6:38 pm
Casa2
Casa2
2 July 2008

Would you Gyprock instead of Cement Render for Interior?

Would you Gyprock instead of Cement Render for Interior?

The best look, I believe, is the plaster coat. But as Casa2 said it will cost more. It's also difficult to find someone with the skill to repair…

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Casa2
Jul 02, 2008 9:41 pm
perryr
perryr
3 July 2008

doing own flooring.

doing own flooring.
1, 2

Great pictures on your site Allan. The end result is fantastic, but the labour involved is huge! You must be very pleased with how it all looks now. Cheers

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perryr
Jul 03, 2008 10:25 am
Kryten
Kryten
3 July 2008

Building new home

Building new home

Haven't had experience with that type of slab but I'm sure someone on here will have. I'm building with DFH too. Paperwork can take a while, as I think it does with…

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Kryten
Jul 03, 2008 12:53 pm
Kryten
Michelle
Michelle
3 July 2008

HELP! Hubbie won't let me get a colour consultant!

HELP! Hubbie won't let me get a colour consultant!
1, 2

Kitchen laminate: Amerind Gloss Cream Flash laminate (off white with a shimmer thru it) Benchtop: QQ New Diamond White Kickboard: Brushed…

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Michelle
Jul 03, 2008 6:32 pm
Michelle
Colonel_Pete
Colonel_Pete
3 July 2008

Has anyone built a J@NDSON Astra IV?

Has anyone built a J@NDSON Astra IV?

Thanks for the warm welcome guys!! :D We are close to signing up, just adding stuff to our wish list that could be hard to add later eg. a/c ducting to downstairs,…

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Colonel_Pete
Jul 03, 2008 10:10 pm
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
4 July 2008

Has anyone walked away from a M3tricOn contract and lived?

Has anyone walked away from a M3tricOn contract and lived?

may I suggest you avail yourself of some good legal advice before breaking contract. Make sure there are no hidden "gotchas" that the lay person not versed in contract…

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Peter_OZ
Jul 04, 2008 8:28 am
kpny
kpny
4 July 2008

Developers Design Approval, who is responsible?

Developers Design Approval, who is responsible?

thanks for your responses thus far. Our land is in Highlands (Craigieburn), and we are looking to build with PD. They have a display on that estate of the house we…

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kpny
Jul 04, 2008 12:43 pm
and3rs0n
and3rs0n
4 July 2008

Commodore Homes in Perth??

Commodore Homes in Perth??

Hi, anyone build with Commodore Homes in Perth? What is your experience with them?? I am interested with their Fusion house.

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and3rs0n
Jul 04, 2008 5:26 pm
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
4 July 2008

New house in the street

New house in the street
1, 2

I have been known to be controversial. Life is too short to be timid! Besides I was only going along with the theme.!!

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Peter_OZ
Jul 04, 2008 10:28 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
5 July 2008

Our Electrical Plan, first attempt

Our Electrical Plan, first attempt
1, 2, 3

Interesting. The rating is lower than it was. Most circuits used to be 15 amps for power and 10 amps for lights. Thanks Cyclone.

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Cabinfever
Jul 05, 2008 7:13 pm
Cabinfever
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
5 July 2008

We're in!

We're in!

CONGRATULATIONS MIKITA Hopefully you'll get some time to relax…

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PhoenixStar
Jul 05, 2008 9:43 pm
PhoenixStar
ahuang
ahuang
5 July 2008

Driveway - retaining wall - decking contractors in Sydney ?

Driveway - retaining wall - decking contractors in Sydney ?

Just wanted to update you all on my dealings with Joe. He came out & was very helpful & good at explaining everything. However, I have never…

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ahuang
Jul 05, 2008 11:43 pm
ahuang
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paddy
Jul 06, 2008 9:27 am
Newbies
Newbies
6 July 2008

Our attempt at electrical plan!!! Suggestions appreciated!

Our attempt at electrical plan!!! Suggestions appreciated!

omg jt, m sooo jealous of ur house....the plans are looks awesome!! i sooooo cant believe u are getting an inbuilt fish tank!! my dad would go nuts if he saw that!!!

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Newbies
Jul 06, 2008 10:49 am
Newbies
piranha
piranha
6 July 2008

Quotes from architect

Quotes from architect

It cost me $5k for working drawings through draftsman from my sketch design, this was through matrix in qld but I wouldnt recommend them as they dont seem to listen to the…

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piranha
Jul 06, 2008 11:39 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
7 July 2008

New Wisdom Homes display

New Wisdom Homes display

ahuang - for display homes only - I asked them about that - usually the windows in bathrooms are frosted

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stonecutter1309
Jul 07, 2008 4:54 pm
stonecutter1309
Vegemite
Vegemite
8 July 2008

Newbie

Newbie

Heck I will offer to shovel dirt and dig holes if it means we can get our block quicker. Thanks for the welcome. I look forward to sharing this journey with other…

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Vegemite
Jul 08, 2008 11:56 am
Vegemite
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donuts
Jul 08, 2008 4:14 pm
donuts
newbie_builder
newbie_builder
8 July 2008

Urb@yne Homes

Urb@yne Homes

They can start building at $10,000 per square. Check out Domain just the Saturday past. Now waiting super *patiently* for the sales lady to get back to…

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newbie_builder
Jul 08, 2008 10:01 pm
petal
petal
9 July 2008

vanity salad bowl and taps not lining up

vanity salad bowl and taps not lining up

Oh dear....that is NOT acceptable - they have to fix it, ayway, don't they? Bad luck if it's hard/ a pain - they stuffed it up!!! Nice bowls - I'm havingthe square…

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petal
Jul 09, 2008 1:42 pm
petal
archangelAU
archangelAU
9 July 2008

Rivergum Constructions

Rivergum Constructions

Hi, Thanks for all of your replies. They seems to sound positive. Would be good to hear from someone that has actually built with them.

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archangelAU
Jul 09, 2008 1:45 pm
anderson1462
anderson1462
9 July 2008

PD and Bricks

PD and Bricks

Just be really careful when you pay for white mortar. We did this with PD and our mortar is grey. White it PD language means light grey.

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anderson1462
Jul 09, 2008 2:56 pm
markr
markr
9 July 2008

Building Inspection

Building Inspection

It's real important to get an independant inspector to check over your new home, not only for the mandatory inspections, but for the quality checks also. Checks such as…

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markr
Jul 09, 2008 7:02 pm
melanie02
melanie02
9 July 2008

whats next

whats next

Hi Donna, We live just around the corner from Millers office ..... it,s on Richards Rd isn,t it? I went to school with their daughter Sharon.... We,re in Evelyn Sturt…

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melanie02
Jul 09, 2008 8:25 pm
Raz
Raz
9 July 2008

Getting your own private certifier or going with builders???

Getting your own private certifier or going with builders???

Hello Markr, I did try to look for PC info on the forum before I posted but must have missed the link you found. Whether I go with the builder's certifer or appoint…

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Raz
Jul 09, 2008 10:15 pm
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
10 July 2008

Build over Sewer Main

Build over Sewer Main

I'd be double checking the wording of the easement condtions, unless Council waives it's rights for access then they will demand access to the full easement at any…

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Peter_OZ
Jul 10, 2008 8:54 am
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mikkyG
Jul 10, 2008 11:16 am
Helyn
Helyn
11 July 2008

Another fridge tap question.

Another fridge tap question.
1, 2

We have been looking into fridges lately, want a side by side fridge/freezer in new house, not fussed about ice/water dispenser though, anyway both salespeople and our…

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Helyn
Jul 11, 2008 10:38 am
Helyn
leanne2104
leanne2104
11 July 2008

lessons learned - simonds

lessons learned - simonds
1, 2

Holy crap.. I would be so annoyed with this guy. Even though you signed the slip, I would be so put off by them lying and not returning phone calls/emails etc. Take your…

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leanne2104
Jul 11, 2008 2:19 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
11 July 2008

looking for a driveway builder

looking for a driveway builder

Hi Tom, congrats on your new soon-to-be-house! Have you thought about walking around your Estate and getting names/numbers off neighbours who have driveways you like? …

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House-To-Be
Jul 11, 2008 2:34 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
11 July 2008

Damn Builders!!

Damn Builders!!

We have found large doses of alcohol taken regularly helps to dull the feeling of utter helplessness at the incompetence and lies of these…

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House-To-Be
Jul 11, 2008 11:08 pm
MrT
MrT
11 July 2008

Loose bricks?

Loose bricks?

Hi, I've got about a pallet of spare bricks from our build that I eventually want to use for a bit of fencing, paving etc. Also thought it would be good to have a few…

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MrT
Jul 11, 2008 11:20 pm
MrT
Princess1
Princess1
12 July 2008

3D Homes

3D Homes

Hi, I have tried searching 3D homes & cannot locate anything either. No news is good news i guess? Their build quality & inclusions appear to be very good. We…

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Princess1
Jul 12, 2008 11:37 am
zonk
zonk
13 July 2008

not your usual sunday unless you are an owner builder

not your usual sunday unless you are an owner builder

Good luck and don't let anyone pester you with how it would be easier to get a builder to do it all hey draconis, no one is pestering…

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zonk
Jul 13, 2008 10:19 pm
zonk
MrT
MrT
13 July 2008

Brick veneer versus Foam Cladding?

Brick veneer versus Foam Cladding?

We went brick veneer downstairs, and foam (Unitex) upstairs. Our builders charged us more to do the Unitex than have bricks. Probably because its "not the way we build our…

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MrT
Jul 13, 2008 10:19 pm
MrT
chloe787
chloe787
14 July 2008

Variation Costs

Variation Costs

Yeah I agreed. We managed to get a couple of things in lieu of the changes instead (extension of the Media room) at the end of the day, we are happy with the plan and…

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chloe787
Jul 14, 2008 10:10 am
Australian5Star
Australian5Star
14 July 2008

Anyone heard of Sherbrooke Constructions?

Anyone heard of Sherbrooke Constructions?

Hi I do the energy ratings for Sherbrooke Constructions and my husband supplies the insulation in their dwellings. Neither company has had any problems with them and…

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Australian5Star
Jul 14, 2008 12:19 pm
Australian5Star
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Paula
Jul 14, 2008 12:40 pm
Paula
ahuang
ahuang
14 July 2008

costs for wall insulation & roof sarking

costs for wall insulation & roof sarking
QLD

We are in Sydney and ours said: "Provide medium duty sarking under all roof tiles including anti flap pad and anti ponding board $2900". Hope this helps!

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ahuang
Jul 14, 2008 3:05 pm
ahuang
Moodyfish
Moodyfish
14 July 2008

Draftsman?Architect?

Draftsman?Architect?
1, 2

Thanx Mr.T! Great link...I'm going to be online till 2 coz of this link! ;-)

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Moodyfish
Jul 14, 2008 11:22 pm
Moodyfish
Adrian B
Adrian B
15 July 2008

Doing own electrical with H3nley

Doing own electrical with H3nley
VIC

For downstairs, have your volume builder install fixed baton points where your downlights are going to go. then your riends can change them for downlights alter.

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Adrian B
Jul 15, 2008 7:32 am
Adrian B
MeThinks
MeThinks
15 July 2008

Downilight covers in roof

Downilight covers in roof

If your insulation is of the blow in paper type i would strogly recommend using covers, no matter how fire retardant the manufacturers claim their product to be tests have…

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MeThinks
Jul 15, 2008 5:14 pm


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