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Well the framing is finally finished. Our super says that gutters and fascia will be done tomorrow, fingers…

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adamtram
Jan 17, 2008 9:42 pm
adamtram
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 January 2008

Disadvantages with Rendered External Wall?

Disadvantages with Rendered External Wall?

There are two types of cracking in render. Random type cracking and cracking which follows the mortar lines. Random cracking is the render itself cracking, however,…

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Dukekamaya
Jan 17, 2008 9:43 pm
Dukekamaya
perryr
perryr
19 January 2008

Keys on the . . . . . . . .

Keys on the . . . . . . . .
WA

I'm watching your blog, and it's been an interesting read. We were over in WA over Christmas/New Year, and it amazing how construction is so much different over…

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perryr
Jan 19, 2008 7:08 am
perryr
perryr
19 January 2008

Is the base price negotiable?

Is the base price negotiable?

Doesn't hurt to try, but we only got a few bits and pieces on top of their "promotion". Nothing which I would call significant. Still - if you don't ask, you…

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perryr
Jan 19, 2008 7:10 am
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
19 January 2008

Should we fix our site costs?

Should we fix our site costs?
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Fair enough, our builder's contract says 260 days, but we've been told it's 4-5 months for single storeys... But we couldn't get past the…

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Tony & Emma
Jan 19, 2008 8:31 pm
Hennig
Hennig
19 January 2008

Has anyone built with American Homes?

Has anyone built with American Homes?

Thanks for the info Steve, looked them up online, some interesting concepts and quite a few common sense design ideas. My inlaws would love the magazine (I think I'll…

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Hennig
Jan 19, 2008 9:30 pm
Hennig
Hennig
19 January 2008

How to choose your design

How to choose your design

Hi, this may sound silly, but have they purchased a block? Sometimes hard to decide on a house design until you are aware of the limitations you're land will have (fall…

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Hennig
Jan 19, 2008 9:38 pm
Hennig
Hennig
19 January 2008

Building and Kids

Building and Kids
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I've also become aware of my wifes requirement should we build a 2 story - all bedrooms on the same level - either upstairs or down. I soon agreed, upon finding that I'd…

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Hennig
Jan 19, 2008 10:11 pm
Hennig
Hennig
19 January 2008

To Anyone Thinking About M3TRICON READ THIS

To Anyone Thinking About M3TRICON READ THIS
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Today is the 19th, how did you go? Better yet, how did M-con go? Any updates?

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Hennig
Jan 19, 2008 10:25 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
21 January 2008

Doing electrical work through the home builder

Doing electrical work through the home builder

One thing that you need to make sure if doing the lights afterwards, the each light and power point circuit needs to be balanced forthe correct amperage of the circuit…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 21, 2008 12:26 pm
Yak_Chat

If anyone is interested here are some pics from Boral and Selkirk and Austral, I know I always appreciate real photo's rather than looking on there websites, so here they…

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aussiebell
Jan 21, 2008 8:10 pm
wanted
wanted
21 January 2008

Any comments on Scott Park Homes WA

Any comments on Scott Park Homes WA

See the following thread in regards to issues i have had with this particular builder. https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... highlight= Lets just say i will…

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wanted
Jan 21, 2008 10:18 pm
nzfiona
nzfiona
22 January 2008

How many coats of paint to have?

How many coats of paint to have?

Our contract states we'll have three coats of paint internally - one undercoat and two topcoats, I am assuming. Fiona

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nzfiona
Jan 22, 2008 4:03 pm
nzfiona
wantingahouse
wantingahouse
22 January 2008

Stuff on my block

Stuff on my block

Andrew, looks like the stuff is gone, except for the odd piece of waffle pile. The slab was poured over the road today! Can't wait for you to get started :D

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wantingahouse
Jan 22, 2008 9:11 pm

Hi, Have been looking at this site for a while, and used some of the ideas when we've been planning our home. Thought I'd take the opportunity to share some of our…

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MrT
Jan 23, 2008 12:10 am
MrT
ahuang
ahuang
23 January 2008

Brick piers on strip footings

Brick piers on strip footings

As it's the foundation of the house, better get it done properly... Might want to spend a few hundred dollars and get a professional inspector to check if this was…

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ahuang
Jan 23, 2008 5:03 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
23 January 2008

is this a crazy idea?

is this a crazy idea?
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A few things: If you need a mortgage (which most of us are in this category), that will be a bit tricky as it has to be a join name. Financial details of both parties…

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ahuang
Jan 23, 2008 5:09 pm
ahuang
blackmax
blackmax
23 January 2008

House Plans- How Much Detail

House Plans- How Much Detail

The simple answer is to give them as much information as possible. The subbies on site won't be reading through your contract everyday - they will however refer to…

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blackmax
Jan 23, 2008 6:37 pm
blackmax
blackmax
23 January 2008

My experience with @d3nbr00k

My experience with @d3nbr00k

The problem with these forums regarding building a new house is that not many people know about them. I stumbled onto this site a month or so ago, but I wish I found it…

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blackmax
Jan 23, 2008 7:12 pm
mudfish
mudfish
23 January 2008

Building with APG in Perth

Building with APG in Perth

We are getting negative vibes from the company that we have signed up with to build our home. Does anyone have and experience building with APG in Perth? So far we have…

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mudfish
Jan 23, 2008 8:19 pm
kfc
kfc
23 January 2008

Building with APG (Perth)

Building with APG (Perth)

Did you end up building with APG? If so what was your experience? We have just started with them and so far it has been akin to walking barefoot…

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kfc
Jan 23, 2008 8:35 pm
DeeElle
DeeElle
23 January 2008

Anyone have an inclusions list or contract?

Anyone have an inclusions list or contract?

Hi We have started our build (framing stage) and the builder just sent us the final selections list to confirm. If you want to send me a pm I'll attach a copy +…

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DeeElle
Jan 23, 2008 8:45 pm
DeeElle
dna
dna
23 January 2008

Opinions on bricks for a certain facade

Opinions on bricks for a certain facade
VIC

Slightly OT, but that Blue Rio house is up for sale if anyone has a spare $650K :o

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dna
Jan 23, 2008 9:03 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
24 January 2008

Land Release Delay

Land Release Delay

There could be any number of reasons for the delay. Before you title can be registered - I think there needs to be some sort of inspection by Council to make sure the…

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stonecutter1309
Jan 24, 2008 6:44 am
stonecutter1309
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
24 January 2008

Should there be gaps in mortar on inner walls? New pics.

Should there be gaps in mortar on inner walls? New pics.
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Some good news and bad in that lot. Keep us all informed on how you go. Ill still be having a sticky beak too!!

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Perth_Euro
Jan 24, 2008 10:20 am
NewHome2008
NewHome2008
24 January 2008

A few basic questions

A few basic questions

No offence taken I just dont want people to have to post all over again if its been done before. I tried to serach but didn't come up with much so the link you guys have…

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NewHome2008
Jan 24, 2008 3:37 pm
Kryten
Kryten
25 January 2008

Finally Some Movement.....

Finally Some Movement.....

Thanks Colleen After reading our post, I'm now totally sure I am doing the right thing by arranging for the separate loan for the land. I can't take the chance that…

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Kryten
Jan 25, 2008 12:00 pm
Kryten
nzfiona
nzfiona
26 January 2008

House Plans

House Plans

One question from me: why has the laundry only got access into the garage? Why is it not at the back or side of the house so you can hang clothing out on a line…

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nzfiona
Jan 26, 2008 6:35 am
nzfiona
Michelle
Michelle
26 January 2008

Looking like a house!

Looking like a house!

That’s one long hallway MaylandsManor! :shock: Looking good! :D

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Michelle
Jan 26, 2008 3:13 pm
Michelle
OHMS
OHMS
27 January 2008

Questions about house plans

Questions about house plans

Take your plans to your local builder & discuss with them. Technically the plans are copyrighted. However, all that your local builder needs to…

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OHMS
Jan 27, 2008 12:25 am
Hennig
Hennig
27 January 2008

Dishwashers & floorboards whilst building with PD

Dishwashers & floorboards whilst building with PD

Ditto. The only issue we had was the moulding (timber bead) around the kitchen cupboards fouling with the dishwasher.

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Hennig
Jan 27, 2008 9:38 pm
Hennig
Hennig
27 January 2008

Done Lurking - Time to Ask Some Questions....

Done Lurking - Time to Ask Some Questions....
NSW

Welcome. Like the plan, a lot of comments regarding a standalone bathroom. You could look to add a shower compartment to the garage powder room if need be. If your…

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Hennig
Jan 27, 2008 9:48 pm
ahuang
ahuang
27 January 2008

Has anyone had this before?

Has anyone had this before?

Is your builder looking after the water tank thing or are you doing it by yourself? My understanding is, if you let them do it they will look after it at least to the…

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ahuang
Jan 27, 2008 9:59 pm
ahuang
Hennig
Hennig
27 January 2008

Some complete beginner's questions

Some complete beginner's questions

Hi Rob, the amount of $$$ for subbies/trades really depends on your design and overall finish required. Many electricians will look at the amount of points (light/gpo…

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Hennig
Jan 27, 2008 10:16 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
28 January 2008

Leftover Materials - What happens?

Leftover Materials - What happens?

In reality - Íf they've done it correctly - the margin of safety is covered in the cost and the loss of bad name and being a cheap skate is lost in the minute savings…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 28, 2008 6:10 pm
Yak_Chat

Had a look at a home being built by this particular company and the frame had been put together unusually. A hard thump of the plasterboard and there would be nothing…

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HomeReview
Jan 28, 2008 7:35 pm
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
29 January 2008

Land Selection & Fixed price contract

Land Selection & Fixed price contract

A house next door to the chilcare my daughter goes has been for sale for over 6 months.

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Cookiemonster
Jan 29, 2008 7:02 am
wantingahouse
wantingahouse
29 January 2008

We Have a Roof ...... and Bricks

We Have a Roof ...... and Bricks

Adam, it is looking really good! They are certainly moving fast on your house.

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wantingahouse
Jan 29, 2008 9:33 am
Aulyna_1
Aulyna_1
29 January 2008

350K building process

350K building process

Hi enigma_brennan, Select color can be a difficulty job, it was for me anyway :oops: . To give you some idea I just updated my front elevation above. :? Thanks to…

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Aulyna_1
Jan 29, 2008 7:29 pm
MadChook
MadChook
29 January 2008

Electrical Issue

Electrical Issue

You may have a sub-board but if you look at the main meter box - the one the supply company reads there should be two meters inside. This meter box is normally located on…

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MadChook
Jan 29, 2008 9:02 pm
clath
clath
29 January 2008

electrical wiring

electrical wiring

Hung no mirror yet. They have put up the plaster. Going to have a site inspection on thursday ... and raise the issue with the site supervisor.

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clath
Jan 29, 2008 9:28 pm
clath
Hennig
Hennig
30 January 2008

Which ducted vacuum, alarm and intercom system?

Which ducted vacuum, alarm and intercom system?

Dust pan - definitely. I get the awesome job of vaccing the dust pile regularly left in the pantry. If not only for the resale benefits also. H

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Hennig
Jan 30, 2008 9:12 pm
gpierce
gpierce
31 January 2008

How much is a feature, level and re-establishment survey?

How much is a feature, level and re-establishment survey?

Yes sorry, my price was to AHD. Why would anyone not do it to AHD? Any reason? You can't really establish proper levels of driveways, landscaping, etc without it. Greg

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gpierce
Jan 31, 2008 5:56 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
31 January 2008

Finally we have something to see!

Finally we have something to see!
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... we now have our spa installed in the ensuite (complete with warning sticker stating that trying to remove the spa will result in permanent structural damage - so…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jan 31, 2008 9:29 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Little Miss GrownUp
Little Miss GrownUp
1 February 2008

P@rter D@vis Final Contract meeting

P@rter D@vis Final Contract meeting

Thanks for the advice. It didn't sound right to me!

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Little Miss GrownUp
Feb 01, 2008 1:29 pm
kasiakm
kasiakm
1 February 2008

Adenbrook Homes

Adenbrook Homes

87 DAYS SINCE HANDOVER......still waiting for them to rectify items they agreed to in writing at handover. One…

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kasiakm
Feb 01, 2008 6:26 pm
VJ
VJ
1 February 2008

Help, they want to take legal action against my blog??!!

Help, they want to take legal action against my blog??!!
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VJ wrote: Now, I'm no longer worried of posting even negative comments on my blog. Make sure it's based on facts only and supported with photos. To…

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VJ
Feb 01, 2008 7:57 pm
VJ
Shady
Shady
2 February 2008

Building new home in Sydney

Building new home in Sydney

Similar houses have been…

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Shady
Feb 02, 2008 1:26 pm


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