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Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
20 December 2007

House measure...Square metres or Squares?

House measure...Square metres or Squares?
1, 2

Yeah - I've got a few of them - but their not the really rare ones :cry: Steve

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Yak_Chat
Dec 20, 2007 12:20 pm
Yak_Chat

Hi can anyone tell me wether i need to worry about this roof truss above my front door. It seems to be aligned on the left end but towards the end of the frame theres a 1…

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clath
Dec 20, 2007 11:37 pm
clath
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
21 December 2007

New Home Inspections - Kevin (still around)

New Home Inspections - Kevin (still around)

Let the poor guy have his Christmas break.....i'm sure we wouldn't want our mobile ringing while trying to relax over this period.... By the sounds of it, with all of us…

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PhoenixStar
Dec 21, 2007 8:11 am
PhoenixStar
vanderlay
vanderlay
21 December 2007

Kid friendly!

Kid friendly!
1, 2

:lol: :lol: :lol: cheers to that!!! :D

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vanderlay
Dec 21, 2007 9:22 am
vanderlay
bmp
bmp
21 December 2007

Colour Selection - Light/Dark?

Colour Selection - Light/Dark?

is your feature strip the stone one?? We have a strip that has two square stones across ways and they look like river stones with browns and whites through out them -…

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bmp
Dec 21, 2007 12:24 pm
bmp
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
21 December 2007

QUESTION??

QUESTION??
NSW

It's all in your mind folks. :D :D Have a great break everyone. and I hope michelle found those window surrounds in here somewhere. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Dec 21, 2007 4:47 pm
Yak_Chat
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
22 December 2007

Lock Up !!!

Lock Up !!!
1, 2

Mike, would you also need on between the driveway and the portico??? Or is the driveway going to be angled as such that it runs off to the left?? I hope you get what i…

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PhoenixStar
Dec 22, 2007 1:10 pm
PhoenixStar
vpande
vpande
23 December 2007

Austral Bricks

Austral Bricks
VIC

we also spent nearly 2 months figuring out which was the one we liked. Austr@l was annoying as their Drysdale and cameo pink got discontinued. Besides the addresses they…

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vpande
Dec 23, 2007 9:43 am
DeeElle
DeeElle
23 December 2007

any online tools for helping with colour options?

any online tools for helping with colour options?

you can also create your own 'colour story' by buying a sketch pad and cutting out your favourite kitchen, lounge, bedroom and bathroom pics from magazines and then…

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DeeElle
Dec 23, 2007 8:27 pm
DeeElle
leonda
leonda
24 December 2007

Effects of Rain on our Timber Frame

Effects of Rain on our Timber Frame

Thankyou for your help everyone! That makes me feel much better, plus it is set to be a hot one this week so hopefully everything will dry out nicely :lol:

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leonda
Dec 24, 2007 4:31 pm
perryr
perryr
25 December 2007

Internal landscaping

Internal landscaping

Walked into a display home the other day with an internal water feature - certainly very striking. My feeling is that it would cost a bit to get done later - but…

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perryr
Dec 25, 2007 6:03 pm
VJ
VJ
26 December 2007

We have a slab!!!

We have a slab!!!

Congrats, Damo! That's a great looking slab you've got! And huge too! Will check your blog..... need to be familiar with the houses that people (in this forum) are…

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VJ
Dec 25, 2007 11:10 pm
VJ
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
26 December 2007

Is this brick work acceptable ?

Is this brick work acceptable ?

Hi Stingerr, definitely call Kevin from New Home Inspections. He has helped many of the Homeone members with their home inspections at various stages and always recieves…

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PhoenixStar
Dec 26, 2007 10:06 am
PhoenixStar
jerzey21
jerzey21
26 December 2007

Our 1st house Montego 28

Our 1st house Montego 28

We have had our carpet delivered since those pics were taken and our roof insulation installed, so the house should be nice and cool. After that its Apliances,…

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jerzey21
Dec 26, 2007 7:32 pm
Shady
Shady
27 December 2007

Post Contract Variations - Help please

Post Contract Variations - Help please

I'd have a word to them and see what happens. I'm sure there will be plenty of other little things that you will want touched up or fixed in your pre hand over inspection.…

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Shady
Dec 27, 2007 4:07 pm
jamiet
jamiet
28 December 2007

Gremm Homes

Gremm Homes

jamiet, Do you find that Gremmo Homes have increased their prices. That is, were they a competative builder when you first build but now they've…

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jamiet
Dec 28, 2007 12:03 am
Sue
Sue
28 December 2007

Got an early Christmas present

Got an early Christmas present

Thanks Shady, seem like you're a neighbour then. Yes our supervisor is Brett and so far we're very happy with him, as any problems I mention he get fixed asap. As for the…

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Sue
Dec 28, 2007 4:41 pm
commodorenut
commodorenut
28 December 2007

Where has my driveway gone?

Where has my driveway gone?

Not at all. We took pics…

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commodorenut
Dec 28, 2007 8:31 pm
commodorenut
Pebble
Pebble
1 January 2008

2c bricks vs 1c bricks, opinions please...

2c bricks vs 1c bricks, opinions please...

Thanks, We will have a look at both Austral & Midland, lol at least with 2c there isn't too much to choose from in regards to colour (hmm cream or cream or cream or…

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Pebble
Jan 01, 2008 7:10 am
Pebble
Michelle
Michelle
1 January 2008

Our exterior colours - what do you think?

Our exterior colours - what do you think?

As a colour consultant I consider Dune to be not of the whites, not even close. But when dealing with council I have also found they seem to have their own set of rules…

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Michelle
Jan 01, 2008 4:14 pm
Michelle
Els
Els
1 January 2008

Harkaway Homes?

Harkaway Homes?

Has anyone used Harkaway Homes to build their new home? What was your experience? We are looking at building in Gippsland Victoria and have heard good reviews from this…

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Els
Jan 01, 2008 10:55 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
3 January 2008

Dealings with coucil prior to building

Dealings with coucil prior to building

We had a quote of $5000 for someone to do ours with no guarantee. I guess it depends on what and where you are building.

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3timesbuilda
Jan 03, 2008 1:59 pm
3timesbuilda
perryr
perryr
4 January 2008

tiles and a wrap

tiles and a wrap

They worked over the silly season? Nice!

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perryr
Jan 04, 2008 8:35 am
adamtram
adamtram
4 January 2008

NSD Homes

NSD Homes

I have been through their displays in Berwick, very nice houses, very expensive also i think, they also have a more affordable home Aaron j homes which is a division of…

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adamtram
Jan 04, 2008 9:21 pm
adamtram
tan37
tan37
5 January 2008

Price

Price
WA

Hi Guys, Thanks for the tip, we are about 6- 8 weeks away from handover well thats what they tell us but its gone up so quick, I wouldnt be surprised if its less. So…

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tan37
Jan 05, 2008 12:39 am
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Casa2
Jan 05, 2008 6:37 pm
bmp
bmp
7 January 2008

Brisbane ADENBROOK Hamilton Finished!!

Brisbane ADENBROOK Hamilton Finished!!
1, 2, 3

We got the barstools off ebay at http://stores.ebay.com.au/Bargains2uAustralia. Looks like they have the exact same ones up at the…

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bmp
Jan 07, 2008 11:54 am
bmp
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
7 January 2008

Structural cracks and thinking of knocking down to subdivide

Structural cracks and thinking of knocking down to subdivide

It's a news agent magazine. current copy has article 5 in it. re the extra costs - ring archicentre and ask them what extra costs is that type of protection worth. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Jan 07, 2008 6:16 pm
Yak_Chat
perryr
perryr
8 January 2008

Bricks

Bricks
VIC

Bricks! Arrrgh! The whole brick thing is so frustrating, as the real things don't looks like the photos, and the delivered bricks don't look like the ones on display, and…

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perryr
Jan 08, 2008 8:21 am
Leece
Leece
9 January 2008

roofing options

roofing options

thanks alot everyone. Will have to sit down and think with hubby and make a choice, then it is colors.......

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Leece
Jan 09, 2008 6:36 am
coljacqld
coljacqld
9 January 2008

Building Terminology

Building Terminology

thanks cookie this is terrific, very very useful :D :D :: now I need one of these for ebay :oops:

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coljacqld
Jan 09, 2008 7:25 am
mek
mek
9 January 2008

Quotes for custom plan

Quotes for custom plan

We did it for around $1400/sqm in Melbourne, incl. hydronic heating, double glazed windows, very high ceilings, etc. Have a look at your inclusions and work out if…

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mek
Jan 09, 2008 8:07 am
mek
Helyn
Helyn
9 January 2008

Has anyone used simonds homes

Has anyone used simonds homes

How would the company know you had copied there plan anyway unless they went inside your house?? It's not so much that the first company…

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Helyn
Jan 09, 2008 8:33 am
Helyn
yvette72
yvette72
9 January 2008

Building Certification - during construction

Building Certification - during construction

we got some sort of form with our contract that stated who the cerficater was just had a look but cannot find it it had a name.I would still get a inspection due I will be

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yvette72
Jan 09, 2008 10:02 am
blackmax
blackmax
9 January 2008

Adenbrook - Overall Experience

Adenbrook - Overall Experience

Hi everyone, I'm a long time lurker, first time poster :D I've been following the site for quite some time now, and whilst I've read quite a few threads on…

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blackmax
Jan 09, 2008 6:49 pm
wantingahouse
wantingahouse
10 January 2008

Growing old waiting for contract

Growing old waiting for contract

Jet, just hang in there mate. Once you get those plans and start things rolling with the builder you really have nothing left to do with Dixon. We don't really have any…

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wantingahouse
Jan 10, 2008 9:51 am
Maxie
Maxie
10 January 2008

Another Clarendon is in the house! (so to speak)

Another Clarendon is in the house! (so to speak)

ooh, the Promenade, we really liked that one....but it's a no-no in our estate - not one of the 'pre-approved' designs

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Maxie
Jan 10, 2008 3:33 pm
Maxie
Hennig
Hennig
10 January 2008

Storage in your roof???

Storage in your roof???

I'm with Michelle. A great deal depends on whom you build with (volume builder or private) and their supplier. You need to ask your builder what live load the trusses…

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Hennig
Jan 10, 2008 10:00 pm
Hennig
Hennig
10 January 2008

Owner Builder - any way to make it easier?

Owner Builder - any way to make it easier?

I think we're in the process of saving an accountant close to $60k assisting him to owner build. I don't want to comment too much becase this isn't an…

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Hennig
Jan 10, 2008 10:14 pm
Hennig
Hennig
10 January 2008

Query: Building delay due to rain

Query: Building delay due to rain

Hopefully it shouldn't be too much of a drama. Most builders will usually allow themselves longer to build than necessary (they don't want to have to pay liquidated…

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Hennig
Jan 10, 2008 10:36 pm
ant
ant
11 January 2008

what color have you chosen for your roof tiles?

what color have you chosen for your roof tiles?

Heritage green (very dark green, looks grey in certain light) for ours. The houses in our street vary with brick colour and tiles. It is a developers requirement that…

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ant
Jan 11, 2008 2:12 pm
yvette72
yvette72
12 January 2008

A question regarding a building contract

A question regarding a building contract
QLD

hi you are right just found out at site start a joke really it took them n2 months to get her after approval thanks yvette

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yvette72
Jan 12, 2008 6:40 am
royalblue
royalblue
12 January 2008

Blue Rain

Blue Rain
VIC

Pleasure! :D

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royalblue
Jan 12, 2008 5:47 pm
yvette72
yvette72
12 January 2008

Perry Homes

Perry Homes

I am currently building with them they are very slow it has taken us 13 months to get to thwe stage we are at now that is we have frame,slab,roof and we are looking at…

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yvette72
Jan 12, 2008 7:03 pm
Hennig
Hennig
12 January 2008

Reducing the cost

Reducing the cost

That's a fair call. I agree, there are some items that we can purchase for as good as a builder - in many cases they are not offered in the standard house/price. But…

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Hennig
Jan 12, 2008 7:51 pm
kranskydan
kranskydan
14 January 2008

First home owners/builders - help

First home owners/builders - help

hi all, thank for the replies already (please throw more in if you have something) will keep in mind, we knew that what we see is not what we get. The problem we face…

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kranskydan
Jan 14, 2008 7:05 am
kranskydan
Rodda
Rodda
14 January 2008

Surprise! Surprise!

Surprise! Surprise!

From memory they've got to get all of the plumbing stuff in first, including drains etc. I think that will be the next thing you see, then the footing trenches etc.…

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Rodda
Jan 14, 2008 7:14 am
Rodda
utopian_goddess
utopian_goddess
14 January 2008

Building the Home we want

Building the Home we want

Hi all, Some of you may have read my previous post re: annoyed with PD. Since then we have made an informed decision to stick with PD even after some irritating…

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utopian_goddess
Jan 14, 2008 1:03 pm
lrhodes1
lrhodes1
14 January 2008

Who is liable?

Who is liable?

Thanks for your ideas. Unfortunately the builder has said they won't include it in the contract, but I like the idea of having the engineer onsite. I'll definately…

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lrhodes1
Jan 14, 2008 1:53 pm
lrhodes1


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