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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?
1, 2

"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 11:36 pm
oznow
oznow
29 April 2008

Help! Frame Finished No Extra Noggins...

Help! Frame Finished No Extra Noggins...
VIC

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

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oznow
Apr 29, 2008 6:25 am
oznow
teml
teml
29 April 2008

Insulation Question

Insulation Question
VIC

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 8:48 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..
VIC

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 10:28 am
arkraider
The Dynamic Duo
The Dynamic Duo
29 April 2008

new builder?

new builder?
VIC

David Reid…

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The Dynamic Duo
Apr 29, 2008 2:30 pm
The Dynamic Duo
smeagol
smeagol
29 April 2008

Anyone dealt/built with highview homes?

Anyone dealt/built with highview homes?
VIC

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 3:24 pm
smeagol
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
29 April 2008

Cremorne 34....

Cremorne 34....
VIC

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 10:22 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 11:51 pm
Jade
Jade
30 April 2008

Building Inspections

Building Inspections
QLD

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 1:50 pm
Jade
braveheart
braveheart
30 April 2008

Message to MartyMe

Message to MartyMe
VIC

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 5:21 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 8:20 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 9:15 pm
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bec
May 01, 2008 4:31 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 6:14 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 02, 2008 12:18 am
Yak_Chat
ksutcliffe
ksutcliffe
2 May 2008

Negotiating with Porter Davis

Negotiating with Porter Davis
VIC
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 12:47 pm
ksutcliffe
Duminda
Duminda
2 May 2008

Anyone building in Bonbeach?

Anyone building in Bonbeach?
VIC

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 5:24 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 6:44 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 6:58 pm
Colleen
damo
damo
2 May 2008

choice between indigo homes and plantation homes

choice between indigo homes and plantation homes
QLD

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 7:43 pm
damo
damo
2 May 2008

Just Begun!!!!

Just Begun!!!!
QLD
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 7:47 pm
kexkez
kexkez
3 May 2008

Our blog

Our blog
QLD

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 9:17 am
kexkez
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 10:50 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 5:33 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 9:38 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 9:57 pm
Eager
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to_do_list
May 04, 2008 7:31 pm
to_do_list
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Eager
May 04, 2008 10:12 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 12:30 pm
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 8:28 pm
VJ
VJ
5 May 2008

eekk help!

eekk help!
VIC

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 9:31 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 9:40 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 10:31 am
donuts
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 4:06 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 5:44 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 10:12 am
Toast
lobo
lobo
7 May 2008

Rawson home builder

Rawson home builder
NSW

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 10:43 am
lobo
Clarity
Clarity
7 May 2008

building 1st house advice

building 1st house advice
NSW

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 11:57 am
Clarity
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 11:15 pm
sneakersss
Minx
Minx
8 May 2008

Internal garage access

Internal garage access
SA
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 11:01 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 11:43 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 12:57 pm
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 6:49 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 11:30 pm
Paula
andrew_123
andrew_123
8 May 2008

Has anyone built with....???

Has anyone built with....???
VIC

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 09, 2008 12:04 am
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 11:50 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 3:03 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 9:23 pm
DeeElle
haywgl
haywgl
11 May 2008

PD Electrical

PD Electrical
VIC

Hey Andy That's what I hoped - but I wasn't sure the SS would allow it - but it seems most do :) It was home theatre wiring - just general around the house…

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haywgl
May 11, 2008 11:11 am
haywgl

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