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chuth77
chuth77
23 June 2008

Wind Rating

Wind Rating

The 'design wind gust speed' is calculated on the conditions that exist at the time of the building application. many volume builders…

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chuth77
Jun 23, 2008 5:10 pm
Weez
Weez
23 June 2008

Electricity Pit

Electricity Pit

thankyou Petal & Brittany - sounds like it needs to go - I owe you one. Weez 8)

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Weez
Jun 23, 2008 9:06 pm
Judie
Judie
23 June 2008

Demolition permit - $850?

Demolition permit - $850?

We're building in Ku-ring-gai Council. It cost me $455 to lodge the DA for demolition. The fee is based on the value of the work. I assume it includes all the relevant…

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Judie
Jun 23, 2008 9:59 pm
Judie
Toast
Toast
24 June 2008

Which builder ?

Which builder ?

I think choosing a builder is probably the hardest part of the whole process. It is such a massive factor in the whole outcome. Personally, we asked for references. I…

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Toast
Jun 24, 2008 12:12 pm
Toast
Michelle
Michelle
24 June 2008

Feature Wall - which color - burgundy?

Feature Wall - which color - burgundy?
1, 2

Very true Mike! :D A feature wall is just that………..a feature wall! Nothing in the room should oppose that wall; everything has to complement it. Otherwise the…

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Michelle
Jun 24, 2008 2:16 pm
Michelle
petal
petal
24 June 2008

Walk Through today!!!

Walk Through today!!!

That's great, natbut. Have fun in your new place!!! Woo-hoo! :D

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petal
Jun 24, 2008 5:34 pm
petal
MrT
MrT
24 June 2008

Rain rain go away... until lockup!

Rain rain go away... until lockup!

Block is about 10.7m wide, with the main body of the house 6m wide. It is actually a B0utique H0mes Manhattan, but lengthened from the standard 3bdrm house, and with a…

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MrT
Jun 24, 2008 6:29 pm
MrT
louie772
louie772
25 June 2008

What consitutes mud protection?

What consitutes mud protection?

Looking through my list of tender cost items, I note that we've been charged about $1200 for 16m x 5m of mud protection. I always expected mud protection to be in the…

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louie772
Jun 25, 2008 10:48 am
louie772
michaelharvey1982
michaelharvey1982
25 June 2008

Double Storey Design for North Facing Side Yard?

Double Storey Design for North Facing Side Yard?

Hi stonecutter, Thanks for the links. I quite like Wisdom Homes but unfortunately none of their designs currently appeal. I'm happy with my original choice of a…

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michaelharvey1982
Jun 25, 2008 1:46 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
25 June 2008

Frames Issues

Frames Issues

Buy yourself a good quality spirit level ( no less than 1200mm) and take it to the inspection. Put it down near where the frame was propped up. If the slab is way out of…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 25, 2008 7:17 pm
Dukekamaya
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
25 June 2008

Finally Chosen

Finally Chosen
1, 2

.... oh and the other day we saw our street starting to take shape... its looked like paddocks for the last 9 months....i think i saw…

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hysterical1144
Jun 25, 2008 9:29 pm
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
26 June 2008

Bricks...

Bricks...
1, 2

Hi matrix, we are building with Ultimate homes (part of Peter Stannard group). It is part of…

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monkeyupatree
Jun 26, 2008 12:20 am
monkeyupatree
Minx
Minx
26 June 2008

q. regarding inspections

q. regarding inspections

Your builder cannot prevent you from entering your site (or a person authorised by you). The fencing is an OHS…

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Minx
Jun 26, 2008 8:37 am
'chelle
'chelle
26 June 2008

building regulations for two stroy home...

building regulations for two stroy home...

We neighbour our block and so consequently have received notifications of our own…

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'chelle
Jun 26, 2008 9:20 pm
'chelle
wonderland
wonderland
27 June 2008

Redline Construction. Has anyone heard of them?!

Redline Construction. Has anyone heard of them?!

oh that sounds scary!! :shock: I think i might steer clear, maybe...

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wonderland
Jun 27, 2008 12:29 pm
wonderland
joles
joles
27 June 2008

Electrical sorted!!! Woo hoo!!

Electrical sorted!!! Woo hoo!!

donuts, I am so happy electrical is behind me. It was a real pain. Happy now!! Jo

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joles
Jun 27, 2008 12:41 pm
joles
MrT
MrT
27 June 2008

Introducing Myself to my new CSR

Introducing Myself to my new CSR

Same thing has happened to us (twice!). After the second time, I cracked it, as emails weren't being responded to. The next time the CSR changed (which I knew was going to…

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MrT
Jun 27, 2008 1:28 pm
MrT
BT
BT
27 June 2008

Gas shortage WA

Gas shortage WA

Guess what - I have grey toughened glass on 4 of my windows - however as the slab only went down this week - it should not be a big problem.

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BT
Jun 27, 2008 8:23 pm
MrT
MrT
27 June 2008

base stage to frame stage without payment

base stage to frame stage without payment

Agree that accounts department is by far the most efficient part of our builders. On a Friday afternoon, at 5:20pm, I got an email with the lock up stage payment. On that…

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MrT
Jun 27, 2008 9:26 pm
MrT
sammy
sammy
28 June 2008

Is the bricks too dark?

Is the bricks too dark?

thanks everyone for the kind thoughts. Eager, that is a great photo. I will keep it in mind as they continue with the brick work.

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sammy
Jun 28, 2008 11:20 am
sammy
haywgl
haywgl
28 June 2008

PD Boral Categories - New list, need help...

PD Boral Categories - New list, need help...

Thanks for your comments everyone! I know what you are saying J - I am just being a big sook ;) Seriously though, it just annoys me that they use Boral for some of thier…

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haywgl
Jun 28, 2008 2:44 pm
haywgl
leesy
leesy
28 June 2008

Roseleigh homes

Roseleigh homes

Hi, no havent built with them but had a look at one of their display homes at Berwick today. Was very impressed with the quality of the display home. One thing that is a…

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leesy
Jun 28, 2008 8:54 pm
leesy
zonk
zonk
28 June 2008

how much does a panel lift cost?

how much does a panel lift cost?

yak chat thanks anyway that link kept freezing on me, and I am a she (Jo) cabinfever $650 for single roller $500 for motorization "?" for double panel glide "?"…

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zonk
Jun 28, 2008 9:59 pm
zonk
dembi_2000
dembi_2000
29 June 2008

price of a single garage roller door

price of a single garage roller door

Thanks for the tip. Just need to talk to my builder...

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dembi_2000
Jun 29, 2008 11:32 pm
razzle
razzle
30 June 2008

Pantry advice needed!

Pantry advice needed!

melamine shelving and shelves across the end, so that the shelves are in a ¬ configuration. That way they will be stronger and you…

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razzle
Jun 30, 2008 8:20 am
natbut
natbut
30 June 2008

Handover- Urgent Question

Handover- Urgent Question

I rang the council and they said they do it, but it'll take approx a week depending on the weather. As this is a development I would've thought the builders would have…

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natbut
Jun 30, 2008 10:22 am
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perryr
Jun 30, 2008 3:32 pm
gpierce
gpierce
1 July 2008

Smart Wiring

Smart Wiring
1, 2, 3

I would not use WiFi be it 802.11a/b/g/n simply because its not secure... Most people will…

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gpierce
Jul 01, 2008 12:46 pm
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


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