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Window sealing. Is this an acceptable way to leave the rubber sealing under Aluminium windows (see…

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scardee66b
Aug 11, 2008 11:02 am
smeagol
smeagol
11 August 2008

New fence

New fence

Hi All, Any ideas of costs per metre for fencing? I was thinking of doing a 2.25m high one and splitting the cost with my neigbour. I am in Melbourne near Chadstone…

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smeagol
Aug 11, 2008 12:15 pm
smeagol

Ok then here is the progress after two days of brick laying Garage Back…

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lloydmav
Aug 11, 2008 9:12 pm
lloydmav
davinci
davinci
12 August 2008

$150k enough to cover this extension and renovation?

$150k enough to cover this extension and renovation?

gat plans drawn up, get them tendered, work out the labour and material cost and you will have a ball park figure if it is a slab extension then you will run short as AL…

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davinci
Aug 12, 2008 5:12 pm
davinci
firstbuild
firstbuild
12 August 2008

Plan Comments and Suggestions

Plan Comments and Suggestions
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thanks Paula, we will most likely have a set of drawers or shelves in the middle. We will look at the exact fit-out of this space a little bit down the track - still…

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firstbuild
Aug 12, 2008 10:20 pm
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
12 August 2008

Box gutters - advice please - would you use?

Box gutters - advice please - would you use?

Here's my 2 cents worth. Ive seen box gutters done on older buildings (20+ years old) and they still work fine, because they were installed properly with falls, overflow…

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Pat the draftie
Aug 12, 2008 10:41 pm
Pat the draftie
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smeagol
Aug 13, 2008 10:32 am
smeagol
photogirl
photogirl
13 August 2008

BestBuilder - back... finally

BestBuilder - back... finally

Hi Best Builder I don't think I would bother having Marshall Baker Homes up there anymore. I'm quite surprised the liquidators haven't taken the website down.

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photogirl
Aug 13, 2008 10:46 am
DudleyDog
DudleyDog
13 August 2008

Building another coys design

Building another coys design

That's what I thought. Thanks everyone

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DudleyDog
Aug 13, 2008 1:55 pm
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
13 August 2008

Has anyone done a pre-tender

Has anyone done a pre-tender

I dont think they are stalling the land doesnt settle til May 09 (or thereafter) they just didnt have the site and soil back. Anyhoo now they do…

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Peter_OZ
Aug 13, 2008 6:42 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
14 August 2008

Beechwood Homes (Adelaide) Rendition Homes

Beechwood Homes (Adelaide) Rendition Homes

Another thread had suggested to look on the product review website. I think the one you are talking about is on there with reviews.

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gweluphome
Aug 14, 2008 6:16 pm
photogirl
photogirl
14 August 2008

PlacesHomeLandLife anyone??

PlacesHomeLandLife anyone??

Hi T1ms I don't really know what it all means myself but I thought maybe 31/07/2008 024776331 2 205A Notification of Resolution Changing Company Name, might provide…

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photogirl
Aug 14, 2008 8:06 pm
ducky_1983
ducky_1983
14 August 2008

bentley homes

bentley homes

thanks for the feedback, my fiance and I are looking at the omega with some alterations :). They seem very helpful, but at the moment we're trying to get a block first,…

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ducky_1983
Aug 14, 2008 9:06 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
15 August 2008

Slotted Gutters

Slotted Gutters

Also keep in mind, if you are building in an older area and there are tall trees around, alot of the mess falling gets caught in the actual slots although they do wash…

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gweluphome
Aug 15, 2008 9:07 am
Build_build
Build_build
15 August 2008

Big Kev - holidays?

Big Kev - holidays?
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Build_build used the words he's been quite good in spotting defects . at least we can reduce his…

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Build_build
Aug 15, 2008 4:05 pm
Build_build
melanie02
melanie02
15 August 2008

Which builder in Adelaide?

Which builder in Adelaide?

Hi Metter, The problems with the building company were all to do with very,very bad workmanship :( I had better not go into too much detail,but it was a very stressful…

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melanie02
Aug 15, 2008 11:26 pm
Rachelle
Rachelle
16 August 2008

Mortar questions

Mortar questions
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I think I like white best now!

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Rachelle
Aug 16, 2008 11:18 am
joles
joles
16 August 2008

What do you think of the plan?

What do you think of the plan?
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Having no ensuite doesn't bother me. I'll end up in the master when the old chook moves on anyway. :shock: :wink: Tentatively starting at end of September. No official date yet. :roll:

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joles
Aug 16, 2008 12:43 pm
joles
ahuang
ahuang
16 August 2008

Some recent tips for your new home design

Some recent tips for your new home design
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Just checked your blog, yes it's too late as you already finished the brick work plus roof already on.... If you are before the brick stage and willing to pay the…

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ahuang
Aug 16, 2008 7:28 pm
ahuang
metter
metter
16 August 2008

Distinctive Homes - Adelaide

Distinctive Homes - Adelaide

Has anyone used these builders? What are they like? Please give experiences. Thanks Peter

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metter
Aug 16, 2008 8:12 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
17 August 2008

Lots of progress! with pics!

Lots of progress! with pics!

Dee said. I've heard it said that many women can talk underwater but that's just coz we are fabulous at multi-tasking! Breathing…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 17, 2008 4:53 am
Yak_Chat
czhou01
czhou01
17 August 2008

Good architects/builders in Melbourne South-East suburbs?

Good architects/builders in Melbourne South-East suburbs?

my family have just bought an empty land and we're looking to build a double storey house on it. The previous owner had consulted with Metricon for a plan and we've seen…

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czhou01
Aug 17, 2008 4:52 pm
Lyn
Lyn
17 August 2008

Cost of solid timber flooring?

Cost of solid timber flooring?

If you source your own timber and arrange the sand & polish separately it may work out to be a bit cheaper. I will PM you our installer details - he does a really neat,…

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Lyn
Aug 17, 2008 9:59 pm
chloe787
chloe787
18 August 2008

2nd Storey inclusions

2nd Storey inclusions

If you going to have the living/kitchen on ground floor, I suggest 2.7m ceiling. I think you probably looking at a few thousand dollar depends on the size of your house.

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chloe787
Aug 18, 2008 8:45 am
gweluphome
gweluphome
18 August 2008

Varying floor plans

Varying floor plans

You could do the sliders as mirrored sliders, we had them at our last house and they are to heavy to come off rails It is always handy having a full length mirror in the…

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gweluphome
Aug 18, 2008 9:12 am
gweluphome
gweluphome
18 August 2008

New design .....bottom floor so far

New design .....bottom floor so far

Casa2 I will reply in my other thread as I think I made a mess of this one.

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gweluphome
Aug 18, 2008 1:13 pm
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
18 August 2008

Why are builders so dumb?

Why are builders so dumb?

I am worried that our tiles wont be available... and what will the builder do? We didn't get to chose indivual pieces, just a board with all selections on it, done by an…

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monkeyupatree
Aug 18, 2008 3:06 pm
monkeyupatree
Mango-lover
Mango-lover
18 August 2008

any rec for house and land package in Cairnlea, Melbourne?

any rec for house and land package in Cairnlea, Melbourne?

Hi, I am considering buying a house in Cairnlea (Melbourne). As it is a developing residential area, there are not many established houses. I might choose for the house…

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Mango-lover
Aug 18, 2008 4:21 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
18 August 2008

heat and glo gas heater

heat and glo gas heater

Thats sound like a great idea, Antique White is a great colour I used to work with that colour all the time and pretty much any colour would go with it... It always made…

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gweluphome
Aug 18, 2008 8:01 pm
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cyclone
Aug 18, 2008 8:10 pm
cyclone
kyiee81
kyiee81
18 August 2008

Thought I should finally say hello...

Thought I should finally say hello...

Hi Jellylegs I am also new to this forum but have been a 'voyer' for a about a month previously. :lol: I have learnt so much from this website (first time builder!) and…

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kyiee81
Aug 18, 2008 10:02 pm
kyiee81
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 August 2008

Are eaves false economy for east and west?

Are eaves false economy for east and west?
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eaves - gee it must be 12 months since a good discussion like this has been started :D :D I still think that an eave of some type is usefull in protecting the house and…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 19, 2008 12:10 am
Yak_Chat
Newbies
Newbies
19 August 2008

Now with the top and bottom design..we are ready for council

Now with the top and bottom design..we are ready for council

hehe joles, i had to read your post about the door twice...hhehe...now i get it!! good idea!!! :D

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Newbies
Aug 19, 2008 4:58 pm
Newbies
brisvegas
brisvegas
19 August 2008

Start date delay - input please!

Start date delay - input please!

Hi all, yes contract is HIA. The fine print all of which I read is totally geared towards damages in favour of the builder if the owner causes delays - there seems to be…

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brisvegas
Aug 19, 2008 5:03 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
19 August 2008

cost to upgrade to H slab

cost to upgrade to H slab

Hey Sha, we paid about $7500 from an M class to a H class slab. Stand firm if you know you are right....and dont be scared to raise the issue with this guy's boss too or…

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PhoenixStar
Aug 19, 2008 6:02 pm
PhoenixStar
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
19 August 2008

I'm back - account hacked

I'm back - account hacked
QLD
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got a meeting with the board tomorrow to out…

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Peter_OZ
Aug 19, 2008 6:21 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
19 August 2008

House and flooring decisions for contract

House and flooring decisions for contract

Yeah Rosie, That was Laminex squareform Platinum Micro Flint finish, it did look good.

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gweluphome
Aug 19, 2008 9:28 pm
oldhouse
oldhouse
20 August 2008

Any one bulid a townhouse with Marklews Constructions?

Any one bulid a townhouse with Marklews Constructions?

thank you for your sharing. So far, we met one of the key people in the company and felt ok. He is just slow to come back to us. Looks like they are not so excited about…

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oldhouse
Aug 20, 2008 3:46 pm
Southies
Southies
20 August 2008

Extra Laminex Cost

Extra Laminex Cost

We also requested licorice linea to run horizontal, but we didn't have to pay anything extra ... I'd push for a free…

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Southies
Aug 20, 2008 6:05 pm
Southies
haywgl
haywgl
20 August 2008

Has anyone varied a facade on a PD home

Has anyone varied a facade on a PD home

Exactly - well our bricks are fairly neutral so thats ok ;) I am actually excited about designing our backyard! :) Since we don't really have one now ;)

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haywgl
Aug 20, 2008 8:20 pm
haywgl
Mission
Mission
20 August 2008

We have lift off!!!!!

We have lift off!!!!!

Wow, it's been a long process for you guys and no doubt frustrating as well. Congratulations on the start. Are you able to post some pics…

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Mission
Aug 20, 2008 8:46 pm
Treechangers
Treechangers
20 August 2008

TV point in alfresco?

TV point in alfresco?

Just need the spa to sit in. Oh, almost forgot the bar fridge aswell Treechangers

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Treechangers
Aug 20, 2008 9:28 pm

MJAB, We have gone for the advantage air system but as we have yet to get into our house I cannot tell you how good or not it is. I can however say why we chose this…

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martyme
Aug 21, 2008 1:37 am
martyme
Minx
Minx
21 August 2008

private builders and their margin/costs

private builders and their margin/costs

Far as I understand, builders take out insuance before they start a house seperatly. Hi Homebuilder, We are…

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Minx
Aug 21, 2008 11:05 am
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
21 August 2008

HIA New building Contracts - M3trIc0n

HIA New building Contracts - M3trIc0n

Mike is spot on. here is my simple take on it. If it is not written in the contract then it does not exist. Do not accept any verbal agreements as they carry no…

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Peter_OZ
Aug 21, 2008 1:56 pm
PIP
PIP
21 August 2008

All Past & Present CARLISLE HOMES Clients, Click Here!

All Past & Present CARLISLE HOMES Clients, Click Here!

Hi Matt, I have written a letter to 'JD', who gave it to 'G' the maintenance guy to handle. 'G' has since been out to my house & is due to come back within the next few…

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PIP
Aug 21, 2008 3:08 pm


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