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HomeReview
HomeReview
25 April 2008

Anyone building with Dix** in Brisb or Sunny coast Qld?

Anyone building with Dix** in Brisb or Sunny coast Qld?

Next thing is to contact Legal Aid Queensland and the Building Services Authority for advice.

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HomeReview
Apr 25, 2008 7:26 pm
MrT
MrT
25 April 2008

anyone built with lucas morris or boutique homes?

anyone built with lucas morris or boutique homes?

Hi, We're (hopefully!!) about half way through. Pretty happy with how it is all going, although not a great deal of progress in the last couple of weeks. I've been…

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MrT
Apr 25, 2008 9:55 pm
MrT
Talinsmum
Talinsmum
27 April 2008

Anyone had probems/experience with Masterton before?

Anyone had probems/experience with Masterton before?

Hey Newcastle - so who did you end up building with? did you end up going back to a smaller builder or stick with one of the bigger project builders? Fiona

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Talinsmum
Apr 27, 2008 9:31 am
Talinsmum
Paula
Paula
27 April 2008

Laundry cabinets post-handover

Laundry cabinets post-handover

I actually might leave it out - it isn't urgent and it means I can cut some costs and get my ducted vacuum!! Good thinking!! :D

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Paula
Apr 27, 2008 1:40 pm
Paula
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
27 April 2008

help in WA

help in WA

Where in WA are you building? We are building through ultimate homes. Havent started yet, still waiting on titles.

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monkeyupatree
Apr 27, 2008 4:30 pm
monkeyupatree
bec
bec
27 April 2008

Nearly There!!!!

Nearly There!!!!

love the use of different colours in the kitchen, very nice indeed!

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bec
Apr 27, 2008 7:22 pm
Mel&Em
Mel&Em
27 April 2008

Colours

Colours

Hi guys We chose the colours on 22/4/08. Took a while but we got there. Spent an xtra 4k, but it was all things that we wanted like better tapware, cupboard handles,…

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Mel&Em
Apr 27, 2008 8:02 pm
Mel&Em
stevec
stevec
27 April 2008

Breather Pipe sewage smell

Breather Pipe sewage smell

Thanks for your replies it has been helpful The toilets are not in as yet so this smelll seems normal at present. I do smell it when walking around outside of house…

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stevec
Apr 27, 2008 9:35 pm
VJ
VJ
27 April 2008

Wouldnt it be nice if the world was chocoloate?

Wouldnt it be nice if the world was chocoloate?

I intend to go to Austral again and look carefully at the ones you have mentioned. It's good if you can have the list from Austral and…

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VJ
Apr 27, 2008 10:02 pm
VJ
HomeReview
HomeReview
27 April 2008

Signing building contract before the land is titled

Signing building contract before the land is titled

Always seek independent legal advice on the contracts. The disclosure contracts can have a lot of dubious clauses hidden in there.

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HomeReview
Apr 27, 2008 10:15 pm

Couple not on my previous link but in my bookmarks..... WA: http://www.apghomes.com VIC: http://www.monomeath.com.au VIC:

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to_do_list
Apr 28, 2008 10:41 am
to_do_list
Adrian B
Adrian B
28 April 2008

Are Perfect Timber Floors Top Dollar ?

Are Perfect Timber Floors Top Dollar ?

I'll ask around, I havent used them, or know of anyone who has.

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Adrian B
Apr 28, 2008 10:51 am
Adrian B
teml
teml
28 April 2008

Porter Davis - Tiles

Porter Davis - Tiles

I am definatly hoping to get a standard tile, no more upgrades 4 me!! Hi Haywgl, we said exactly the same thing :D - and it cost us an…

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teml
Apr 28, 2008 12:22 pm
teml
Judie
Judie
28 April 2008

Knockdown Rebuild In Sutherland Shire Sydney

Knockdown Rebuild In Sutherland Shire Sydney

If you think Sutherland Council is bad, you should try Ku-ring-gai! Lots of builders won't even touch Ku-ring-gai, so it's hard finding a builder in the first place. I…

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Judie
Apr 28, 2008 4:34 pm
Judie
bec
bec
28 April 2008

Beware: the tile company delivered different tiles!!!!

Beware: the tile company delivered different tiles!!!!

yep happened to me too! delivered the wrong shade always try and check!

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bec
Apr 28, 2008 4:36 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
28 April 2008

problem: walk in corner pantry :( [with pic]

problem: walk in corner pantry :( [with pic]

Hi mike The current pantry has the melamine floor. As you said, it will be difficult to reach the stuffs at the corner. That is why i was rather…

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to_do_list
Apr 28, 2008 7:28 pm
to_do_list
Rachelle
Rachelle
28 April 2008

BRICK SELECTION - HEEELLLLLP!

BRICK SELECTION - HEEELLLLLP!
NSW
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We're having either Urban One Nougat (Silver) or Latte, nice flat, even colour, I think these would work for you too. Good Luck!

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Rachelle
Apr 28, 2008 9:32 pm
sofar_sogood
sofar_sogood
28 April 2008

slab poured today, no sure if this is poor workmanship?

slab poured today, no sure if this is poor workmanship?
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"Yep that will work, and when an issue with the house that was not built properly. Let me know how many $500 you spend getting it fixed." A positive approach i…

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sofar_sogood
Apr 28, 2008 10:36 pm
oznow
oznow
29 April 2008

Help! Frame Finished No Extra Noggins...

Help! Frame Finished No Extra Noggins...

Our builder put in two 90mm noggin for the future wall-hung TV.

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oznow
Apr 29, 2008 5:25 am
oznow
teml
teml
29 April 2008

Insulation Question

Insulation Question

Check out this site - it may help. http://www.insulationaustralia.com.au/homeowner.asp In their words... "For ceilings R2.5 is the base…

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teml
Apr 29, 2008 7:48 am
teml
arkraider
arkraider
29 April 2008

We are changing home designs and why not builder too..

We are changing home designs and why not builder too..

Come to think of it, we changed our builders too a few times. We even paid deposits to one.... 1st H3nl3y - Just became too costly once we added things to the…

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arkraider
Apr 29, 2008 9:28 am
arkraider
The Dynamic Duo
The Dynamic Duo
29 April 2008

new builder?

new builder?

David Reid…

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The Dynamic Duo
Apr 29, 2008 1:30 pm
The Dynamic Duo
smeagol
smeagol
29 April 2008

Anyone dealt/built with highview homes?

Anyone dealt/built with highview homes?

www.highviewhomes.com.au Couldnt find anything searching the forums. Comments? thanks in advance. I really like this on

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smeagol
Apr 29, 2008 2:24 pm
smeagol
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
29 April 2008

Cremorne 34....

Cremorne 34....

Yes!!! It's amazing what can happen when you go the the 'big boss' PCV went through very quickly after a 'chat' with him....... after being…

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hysterical1144
Apr 29, 2008 9:22 pm
jamiet
jamiet
29 April 2008

Problem: damage wetseal

Problem: damage wetseal

Sorry, my bad. The requirement for the shower wall is to be water resistant. The joints up to 1.8m high have to be water proof. My shower walls are waterproofed all the…

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jamiet
Apr 29, 2008 10:51 pm
KarenB
KarenB
30 April 2008

Best place for floating timber floors in Melbourne ?

Best place for floating timber floors in Melbourne ?

We just checked out Western Distributors in Sunshine after looking at a lot of other places and we are going with them for our floating floor and carpet. They have a good…

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KarenB
Apr 30, 2008 9:46 am
Jade
Jade
30 April 2008

Building Inspections

Building Inspections

Hi guys Don't have much to show in the way of photos. We have been caught up with lots of delays from the builder. BUT our framing and trusses have been delivered…

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Jade
Apr 30, 2008 12:50 pm
Jade
braveheart
braveheart
30 April 2008

Message to MartyMe

Message to MartyMe

We were told by former clients that they build good quality homes, which is at least promising, but their pace of building is of concern. We were initially told our…

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braveheart
Apr 30, 2008 4:21 pm
Kryten
Kryten
30 April 2008

How do the tradies get in???

How do the tradies get in???

When I met with my SS he mentioned to me "you're not supposed to go onsite without me, but we know you will anyway, so sign this" and proceeded to get me to sign a waiver :)

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Kryten
Apr 30, 2008 7:20 pm
Kryten
HomeReview
HomeReview
30 April 2008

Duplex

Duplex

There's more to a duplex than the cost of building. More often than not they need a planning approval and are subject to strict design standards.

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HomeReview
Apr 30, 2008 8:15 pm
Southies
Southies
1 May 2008

Lighting Variations

Lighting Variations
NSW

MICA, MOZZIE, PHOENIX : Valuable advice as always. Will do exactly that :D

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Southies
May 01, 2008 3:21 pm
Southies
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bec
May 01, 2008 3:31 pm
MICA
MICA
1 May 2008

Pls comment on my electrical/appliances

Pls comment on my electrical/appliances

Hi there oznow, Now that you have totally researched your tv's and fridges, have you given much thought to the way you will top off the room with setting the mood via…

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MICA
May 01, 2008 5:14 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
1 May 2008

Changing the standard batten fitting: are they really DIY?

Changing the standard batten fitting: are they really DIY?

Hi there oznow The DIY kits are so easy to instal. I haven't heard there to many problems with them, but i guess like any DIY, it ain't going to be like the real…

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MICA
May 01, 2008 6:06 pm
MICA
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
1 May 2008

Exposed reinforcement

Exposed reinforcement

It certainly needs to be covered to stop the steel rusting and expanding back inside the slab over the years. I'll take TDL's word for it on the way to repair it. Steve

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Yak_Chat
May 01, 2008 11:18 pm
Yak_Chat
ksutcliffe
ksutcliffe
2 May 2008

Negotiating with Porter Davis

Negotiating with Porter Davis
1, 2

We have had an issue with PD in the last few days about the height of a void, where the wording of the contract said one thing (not what we…

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ksutcliffe
May 02, 2008 11:47 am
ksutcliffe
Duminda
Duminda
2 May 2008

Anyone building in Bonbeach?

Anyone building in Bonbeach?

This is probably a long shot, but is anyone here building (or planning to build) in the new VicUrban estate in Bonbeach?

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Duminda
May 02, 2008 4:24 pm
Duminda
Colleen
Colleen
2 May 2008

Pre-handover Inspection Today

Pre-handover Inspection Today

Firstly... I don't have any photos. Handover will be on 16 May. I found a few issues, the site supervisor had already found a few of my issues and some of his own,…

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Colleen
May 02, 2008 5:44 pm
Colleen
Colleen
Colleen
2 May 2008

variations in the contract & inspector

variations in the contract & inspector

chmaiden, If you leave a message for Kevin and let him know in th emesaage you are a forum member he will return your…

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Colleen
May 02, 2008 5:58 pm
Colleen
damo
damo
2 May 2008

choice between indigo homes and plantation homes

choice between indigo homes and plantation homes

we're also building with plantation homes and haven't had any major issues.. but we only have a slab, our frame should be starting today back when…

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damo
May 02, 2008 6:43 pm
damo
damo
2 May 2008

Just Begun!!!!

Just Begun!!!!
1, 2

Hey Slugger, How's that Adenbrook home going? We're in Brisbane and deciding whether to go with them or Plantation or AV Jennings.. I've heard…

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damo
May 02, 2008 6:47 pm
kexkez
kexkez
3 May 2008

Our blog

Our blog

Hi Sha congrats on finally getting started. I'm most envious that you have 10 acres. We've just bought 3/4 of an acre in a small country town and I wish it was 10.…

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kexkez
May 03, 2008 8:17 am
kexkez
Helyn
Helyn
3 May 2008

our floating laminate boards are in

our floating laminate boards are in

Rochyip, I beg to differ. I would never do a separate colour for each room, I think that would look very disjointed. We want our house to flow through smoothly from…

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Helyn
May 03, 2008 8:44 am
Helyn
Firthy_26
Firthy_26
3 May 2008

Air con unit not straight on roof...get this!!! WHAT A JOKE!

Air con unit not straight on roof...get this!!! WHAT A JOKE!

At least you still have your evaporative cooling unit... http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=6029 :cry: :cry:

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Firthy_26
May 03, 2008 9:50 am
Firthy_26
Southies
Southies
3 May 2008

"Cloning" double power point, is it legal and safe

"Cloning" double power point, is it legal and safe
1, 2

Hey a little thing if you clone a power point directly (as in have the holes directly behind each other) it can effect the soundproofing of the…

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Southies
May 03, 2008 4:33 pm
Southies
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
3 May 2008

do builders read this forum?

do builders read this forum?
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What do you reckon? In total there are 85 users online :: 14 Registered, 0 Hidden and 71 Guests Steve

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Yak_Chat
May 03, 2008 8:38 pm
Yak_Chat
Eager
Eager
3 May 2008

how helpful is your csc... rate 1 to 10...

how helpful is your csc... rate 1 to 10...
1, 2

Our experience with M3tricon - out of their Traralgon office. Sales rep 7/10 CSR 8/10 SS 8/10 Suppliers 4/10 Builders 9/10 so far, part way thru bricking. At…

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Eager
May 03, 2008 8:57 pm
Eager
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to_do_list
May 04, 2008 6:31 pm
to_do_list
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Eager
May 04, 2008 9:12 pm
Eager


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