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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?
1, 2

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
bec
bec
5 May 2008

Current prices to lay stacked stone

Current prices to lay stacked stone

I would greatly appreciate being advised the current price per m2 for labour to lay stacked stone by pm if you prefer many thanks

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bec
May 05, 2008 11:30 am
perryr
perryr
5 May 2008

Does Lockup include the garage door?

Does Lockup include the garage door?

External doors will be fitted and locked for lockup. Internal doors probably won't even be delivered until the fix - ours were delivered at the same time as the skirt and…

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perryr
May 05, 2008 7:28 pm
VJ
VJ
5 May 2008

eekk help!

eekk help!

Great to hear that everything's sorted out now.. We're also in a corner block - from Stockland too! They're pretty reasonable when it comes to adhering to the design…

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VJ
May 05, 2008 8:31 pm
VJ
Michelle
Michelle
6 May 2008

SLEEK OR SANDSTOCK STYLE BRICKS ?

SLEEK OR SANDSTOCK STYLE BRICKS ?
NSW

I don’t think it looks that bad!!!! :D Your bricks are a lot like mine! I…

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Michelle
May 06, 2008 8:40 am
Michelle
donuts
donuts
6 May 2008

door/skirting colours.....confused

door/skirting colours.....confused

Hi miss81, Another idea is to paint the skirts / architraves / doors in the same colour as your walls - but in gloss. That's what we're doing, although most of our…

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donuts
May 06, 2008 9:31 am
donuts
perryr
perryr
6 May 2008

our windows are in...looks like a house now

our windows are in...looks like a house now

Wow. Neat building site. Grass.... not something I have much of at our place! Windows make a huge difference. Wait until the brickwork is up!

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perryr
May 06, 2008 1:39 pm
zonk
zonk
6 May 2008

a couple more window shots

a couple more window shots

thanks....the next door neighbour has one too, but in black. the car I mean....not the window

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zonk
May 06, 2008 2:59 pm
zonk
bec
bec
6 May 2008

neat building site

neat building site

is there such a thing! mess onsite drives me :twisted:

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bec
May 06, 2008 3:06 pm
brittany
brittany
6 May 2008

1.8m wide Balcony cost $15K?

1.8m wide Balcony cost $15K?

We're paying $16677 for an 18m2 balcony including merabu decking, waterproofing and balustrade off the back of our house over the alfresco area - great view out the back…

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brittany
May 06, 2008 4:44 pm
brittany
Toast
Toast
7 May 2008

Downpipe Location and colours

Downpipe Location and colours

Plant a bloody big conifer in front of it :)

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Toast
May 07, 2008 9:12 am
Toast
lobo
lobo
7 May 2008

Rawson home builder

Rawson home builder

Hello my neighbour has built with them and speaks well about them. That was around 5-6 years ago and things may have changed by now. They are a bit more expensive for…

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lobo
May 07, 2008 9:43 am
lobo
Clarity
Clarity
7 May 2008

building 1st house advice

building 1st house advice

We are building with clarendon in sydney metro (a knock down and rebuild) and found it was the best house suitable for all our needs and the best use of usable space and…

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Clarity
May 07, 2008 10:57 am
Clarity
MICA
MICA
7 May 2008

Down-lights or NOT?

Down-lights or NOT?
1, 2, 3

Hi there Aulyna_1 LED lights are fantastic, but only for highlighting things! Personally, i wouldn't be using them to light up a room. Hope this helps.

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MICA
May 07, 2008 2:33 pm
MICA
MICA
MICA
7 May 2008

Lighpoint location (plan)?

Lighpoint location (plan)?

the best places for bed side wall lights is just to the side of the bed head. the best way to measure it, is to lay in bed, and make sure you can reach the switch ...…

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MICA
May 07, 2008 4:05 pm
MICA
sneakersss
sneakersss
7 May 2008

Front water tap too close to future driveway

Front water tap too close to future driveway

Hey guys We are about to receive handover on our new home, and in the process of organizing a concrete driveway. However the location of the…

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sneakersss
May 07, 2008 10:15 pm
sneakersss
Minx
Minx
8 May 2008

Internal garage access

Internal garage access
1, 2

I do at my house, also grew up with it with my parents house. At my house it opens out into the hallway. In this hallway there is a door for the cellar s easy access for…

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Minx
May 08, 2008 10:01 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
8 May 2008

att mattwalker: brushwood fence

att mattwalker: brushwood fence

The ones at the front of our estate have been there for at least eight, but they are thicker and I suspect may be "preserved" as the color is still reddy-brown.

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to_do_list
May 08, 2008 10:43 am
to_do_list
piranha
piranha
8 May 2008

Boral Connex Mortarless Masonry Blocks

Boral Connex Mortarless Masonry Blocks

also as these are relativly new products you may wish to ask one of the sales reps if they can refer any block layers that can do the job who would be more familiar with…

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piranha
May 08, 2008 11:57 am
penny73
penny73
8 May 2008

Tips please on things you forget to ask about at quote stage

Tips please on things you forget to ask about at quote stage

Dont have the quote with me atm can let you know sunday when I get back home. Thanks for the link stonecutter

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penny73
May 08, 2008 5:49 pm
Paula
Paula
8 May 2008

DOES BRICKWORK LOOK LEVEL ?

DOES BRICKWORK LOOK LEVEL ?
1, 2

::cheerleader:: Another win, congratulations..good to hear.

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Paula
May 08, 2008 10:30 pm
Paula
andrew_123
andrew_123
8 May 2008

Has anyone built with....???

Has anyone built with....???

hey all, apparently they are expanding and now building in south east. they are in the saturday herald sun HOME MAGAZINE, and they are priced as displayed. i called up…

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andrew_123
May 08, 2008 11:04 pm
andrew_123
Sharee
Sharee
9 May 2008

My colours so far (cross-post)

My colours so far (cross-post)

Hi judie, I actually wouldn't change the colours at all. I think the windows standing out in that colour is more a photoshop thing than an actual problem. To me they look…

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Sharee
May 09, 2008 10:50 am
Sharee
Maxie
Maxie
9 May 2008

What is your feedback building with WCrest homes?

What is your feedback building with WCrest homes?

We were initially attracted to one of their new designs - there is a display home of it and then there is an enlarged version of it that they had brochures and floorplans…

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Maxie
May 09, 2008 2:03 pm
Maxie
DeeElle
DeeElle
10 May 2008

1 colour…..and wow look how it good it looks!

1 colour…..and wow look how it good it looks!
NSW
1, 2

Michelle - slightly off-topic - but do you think the home with the eaves will be a similar look to our place? In case you've forgotten…

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DeeElle
May 10, 2008 8:23 pm
DeeElle


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