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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 3:16 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 6:34 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 7:29 pm
MrT
michaelharvey1982
michaelharvey1982
25 June 2008

Double Storey Design for North Facing Side Yard?

Double Storey Design for North Facing Side Yard?
NSW

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 2:46 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 8:17 pm
Dukekamaya
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
25 June 2008

Finally Chosen

Finally Chosen
VIC
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 10:29 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 1:20 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 9:37 am
'chelle
'chelle
26 June 2008

building regulations for two story home...

building regulations for two story home...

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

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'chelle
Jun 26, 2008 10:20 pm
'chelle
wonderland
wonderland
27 June 2008

Redline Construction. Has anyone heard of them?!

Redline Construction. Has anyone heard of them?!
VIC

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

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wonderland
Jun 27, 2008 1:29 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 1:41 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 2:28 pm
MrT
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House-To-Be
Jun 27, 2008 9:15 pm
BT
BT
27 June 2008

Gas shortage WA

Gas shortage WA
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 9:23 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 10:26 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 12:20 pm
sammy
haywgl
haywgl
28 June 2008

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

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

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 3:44 pm
haywgl
leesy
leesy
28 June 2008

Roseleigh homes

Roseleigh homes
VIC

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 9:54 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 10:59 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 30, 2008 12:32 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 11:22 am
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 1:46 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 2:45 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 2:55 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 5:44 pm
to_do_list
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 10:41 pm
Kryten
Kryten
3 July 2008

Building new home

Building new home
VIC

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 1:53 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 7:32 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?
NSW

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 11:10 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 9:28 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 1:43 pm
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
4 July 2008

New house in the street

New house in the street
VIC
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 11:28 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 8:13 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 10:43 pm
PhoenixStar
ahuang
ahuang
5 July 2008

Driveway - retaining wall - decking contractors in Sydney ?

Driveway - retaining wall - decking contractors in Sydney ?
NSW

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 06, 2008 12:43 am
ahuang
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paddy
Jul 06, 2008 10:27 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 11:49 am
Newbies
piranha
piranha
6 July 2008

Quotes from architect

Quotes from architect
VIC

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 07, 2008 12:39 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
7 July 2008

New Wisdom Homes display

New Wisdom Homes display
NSW

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 5:54 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 12:56 pm
Vegemite
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donuts
Jul 08, 2008 5:14 pm
donuts
newbie_builder
newbie_builder
8 July 2008

Urb@yne Homes

Urb@yne Homes
VIC

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 11:01 pm
archangelAU
archangelAU
9 July 2008

Rivergum Constructions

Rivergum Constructions
VIC

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 2:45 pm
anderson1462
anderson1462
9 July 2008

PD and Bricks

PD and Bricks
VIC

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 3:56 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 8:02 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 9:25 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 11:15 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 9:54 am
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mikkyG
Jul 10, 2008 12:16 pm
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 3:19 pm


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