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brisvegas
brisvegas
26 August 2008

NEED Yr expertise - time frame for build

NEED Yr expertise - time frame for build

Well we're building a single storey home so that should help but looking at other peoples blogs of the process I'm seriously doubting it will be finished by Xmas :cry: You…

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brisvegas
Aug 26, 2008 10:00 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
27 August 2008

Our new house in the country...

Our new house in the country...
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks Bel, Steve & Toni we are really happy with how the Sydney Blue Gum has come up! & yes, we are having the murray red splash :wink:

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House-To-Be
Aug 27, 2008 9:09 am
Newbies
Newbies
27 August 2008

Post Contract Variation

Post Contract Variation
VIC

ohh crappy....do u have a door in the rumpus to access the alfresco already? We've got two sets of sliding doors instead of bi folds cos finacee didnt like the…

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Newbies
Aug 27, 2008 9:43 am
Newbies
cutajarp
cutajarp
27 August 2008

Anyone built with Grandville Homes?

Anyone built with Grandville Homes?
VIC

Hi, My fiance's parents are building with Grandville in Sunbury. They are meant to be a luxury home builder. They only build a handful of homes a year (low volume),…

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cutajarp
Aug 27, 2008 12:47 pm
joles
joles
27 August 2008

Facade Frustrations! Please help me!

Facade Frustrations! Please help me!
NSW
1, 2, 3

I really do like both of them...you can also maybe consider the windows where it is one window but split into 3 panes…

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joles
Aug 27, 2008 5:12 pm
joles
scardee66b
scardee66b
28 August 2008

Victorian 5 Star Ratings for Water flow and Temperature

Victorian 5 Star Ratings for Water flow and Temperature

Ok, I spoke to Plumbing Commission: This is my understanding of the reg.s: 500kpa into house. Flow from Taps 7.5 - 9 litres per minute Temperature - bathrooms…

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scardee66b
Aug 28, 2008 1:05 pm
Lyn
Lyn
28 August 2008

When do PD do their 5 star energy rating??

When do PD do their 5 star energy rating??
VIC

Out of interest Peter, how many points do you need to get seven stars? What is the worst star rating you have seen for a new home?

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Lyn
Aug 28, 2008 1:54 pm
Draconis
Draconis
28 August 2008

New...ish house in Toowoomba!

New...ish house in Toowoomba!
QLD
1, 2, 3

Ok people if you have been following this thread I've now moved it all t othe Owner Builder Forum where I think it's a little more appropriate. So if you still wish to…

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Draconis
Aug 28, 2008 7:18 pm
Draconis
ahuang
ahuang
29 August 2008

Plaster advice

Plaster advice

Do this at your own risk, as technically you shouldn't enter the house before hand over. Be careful not to hurt yourself, otherwise....... To check your ceiling at…

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ahuang
Aug 29, 2008 2:42 pm
ahuang
ausdesign
ausdesign
29 August 2008

stormwater plan

stormwater plan
WA

Even if the stormwater was 'to be done by owner', the layout & discharge should have been included on the submitted drawings. The builder would know this or at least who…

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ausdesign
Aug 29, 2008 5:23 pm
ausdesign
Southies
Southies
30 August 2008

Eden Brae contract

Eden Brae contract

Hi, Southies, yes we have seen the "standard electrical plan" they gave me one to have a look at tender stage but the one in the contract is…

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Southies
Aug 30, 2008 7:51 am
Southies
Mal
Mal
30 August 2008

Building with CH in Melbourne

Building with CH in Melbourne
VIC

I think the owner of Carlisle Homes might have a little something to say about that now! He was / is not a big fan of my blog and made it…

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Mal
Aug 30, 2008 8:17 am
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
30 August 2008

A question about our roof colour - savannah

A question about our roof colour - savannah
QLD

mmm wonder whether a koala could bear the look? hohoho yuk yuk sorry bored!

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Peter_OZ
Aug 30, 2008 7:36 pm
HappyHome
HappyHome
30 August 2008

Are we mad going with Clarendon?

Are we mad going with Clarendon?

A big thank you to everyone. :D Thank goodness for sites like this where real stories are told with no razzle dazzle thrown in. We've decided to go elsewhere, too many…

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HappyHome
Aug 30, 2008 8:53 pm
donuts
donuts
31 August 2008

Concrete tiles to Colorbond roofing

Concrete tiles to Colorbond roofing

We paid $2000 to upgrade to Colorbond. Not sure about insulation, but one advantage is that it's lighter than tiles so doesn't place as much stress on the frame. I…

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donuts
Aug 31, 2008 9:58 am
donuts
gweluphome
gweluphome
31 August 2008

Flooring/Lighting/Decks etc

Flooring/Lighting/Decks etc
NSW

Another example (but this is crazy WA pricing) If we get the builder to paint our house internally......just our walls......(ceilings,doors and door frames are included…

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gweluphome
Aug 31, 2008 1:47 pm
Sahana
Sahana
31 August 2008

As promised! Lorraine and Simons house build.

As promised! Lorraine and Simons house build.

Dear Lorraine, Love your house esp your kitchen. Just wanted to ask, are your cupboards vinyl or polyurethane? CaI ask what company and profile you used for your doors…

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Sahana
Aug 31, 2008 2:33 pm
haywgl
haywgl
31 August 2008

Help needed from my homies!!! PD querie

Help needed from my homies!!! PD querie
VIC

I also changed from 2 banks of 2 pot drawers to the 2 banks of 3 pot drawers so it can definatly be done. I was charged $788 for this - we didn't get pot drawers in our…

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haywgl
Aug 31, 2008 4:25 pm
haywgl
lisa_may_22
lisa_may_22
31 August 2008

Fairmont Homes Adelaide

Fairmont Homes Adelaide
SA

Nope. We're building with Sterling Homes. Very slow, very unorganised. Not sure whether all builders are like that, but it's so frustrating!

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lisa_may_22
Aug 31, 2008 6:13 pm
lisa_may_22

Can it be finished in 8 weeks...?

Can it be finished in 8 weeks...?

Sounds a lot like our builder. We signed up November last year and we only have the slab boxed up - still waiting for concrete! Doesn't help that the builder has to…

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overthebuildingprocess
Aug 31, 2008 8:21 pm
scardee66b
scardee66b
1 September 2008

Drawings and Engineering front Brick Fence

Drawings and Engineering front Brick Fence
VIC

Hi, Does anyone have recommendations for enginnering of front fence of brick (old reds? and rendered) approx 1.8 to 2 metres high. Southern Melb area? Fence will be…

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scardee66b
Sep 01, 2008 11:45 am
anthony88
anthony88
1 September 2008

Anyone built the Broadwater home from simonds

Anyone built the Broadwater home from simonds
VIC

ha! well yeah a guess not quite as expensive as some if you rather.. building in south gippsland victoria

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anthony88
Sep 01, 2008 12:11 pm
haywgl
haywgl
1 September 2008

Need to remove a sq from this house so it is in our budget

Need to remove a sq from this house so it is in our budget
VIC

Awesome! Wow they are some great extras from Urban Edge ;) I was still deciding on bathroom tiles until the day I had my appointment, so I know how stressful it can be ;)

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haywgl
Sep 01, 2008 3:39 pm
haywgl
Southies
Southies
1 September 2008

All you need to know about Eden Brae

All you need to know about Eden Brae
NSW

Hi Happyhome, actually found out myself that it was finally approved. LAST WEEK !!!!!! That makes it 8 weeks. Not bad, considering I'd heard how difficult they…

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Southies
Sep 01, 2008 5:37 pm
Southies
OurHouseonHighgrove
OurHouseonHighgrove
2 September 2008

M3tricon in Victoria - General consensus

M3tricon in Victoria - General consensus
VIC

Hi I was looking atbuilding with another builder and did some searching. Apparently (found all information on-line through the Age) PD are sueing them and a number of…

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OurHouseonHighgrove
Sep 02, 2008 6:54 pm
anthony88
anthony88
2 September 2008

stackstone

stackstone

thanks michelle and others

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anthony88
Sep 02, 2008 8:00 pm
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
2 September 2008

Has anyone used Austral Nougat bricks????

Has anyone used Austral Nougat bricks????

Nougat was one of the bricks we had chosen. We ended up going to the other end of the scale to a dark brick. Ring austral and they will give you addresses of houses that…

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brendondanielle
Sep 02, 2008 8:42 pm
louise_amesbury
louise_amesbury
2 September 2008

PD Access range can anyone reccomend a good sales rep?

PD Access range can anyone reccomend a good sales rep?
VIC

Hi Penny, I am building a home from Porter Davis access range. My sales rep was Jason at the Lyndhurst display centre. He was really good and very prompt getting back…

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louise_amesbury
Sep 02, 2008 9:20 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
2 September 2008

Bad Ceiling Insulation Installation

Bad Ceiling Insulation Installation

Thats not good enough. ' Gaps like that wil reduce you insulations thermal perfoamcne big time. Industry estimates are that 5% of the surface not being insultaed…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 02, 2008 10:18 pm
Yak_Chat
Michelle
Michelle
3 September 2008

+ GST?

+ GST?

:lol: :lol: :lol: yep...your…

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Michelle
Sep 03, 2008 8:30 pm
Michelle
JoBen
JoBen
4 September 2008

PD 24/7

PD 24/7
VIC

i emailed our csc adn she sent it out- we got it yesterday- i applied in april!!

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JoBen
Sep 04, 2008 10:49 am
acm2269
acm2269
4 September 2008

Carlisle Atlantique 36 Mk2 - Our Journey As Yet

Carlisle Atlantique 36 Mk2 - Our Journey As Yet
VIC

Hi, Nice to hear you're all doing good with Carlisle. I,too, am building with Carlisle, and now in fix stage. We're having the Bordeoux! So far, its smooth! Kevin,…

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acm2269
Sep 04, 2008 12:25 pm
acm2269
anthony88
anthony88
4 September 2008

Anyone good with photoshop that can help me please???

Anyone good with photoshop that can help me please???
VIC
1, 2

yeah im only going for eaves along the front.. probly really didnt need it seeing all the houses these days have no eaves..

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anthony88
Sep 04, 2008 6:29 pm
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Garn
Sep 04, 2008 8:25 pm
HappyHome
HappyHome
5 September 2008

New Build Inspections in Perth

New Build Inspections in Perth
WA

I'd be surprised if your disappointed lloydmav. :D

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HappyHome
Sep 05, 2008 8:47 am
gpierce
gpierce
5 September 2008

building a new home from : ) to : (

building a new home from : ) to : (
VIC

I think this is advertising spam. MOD: GAWN

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gpierce
Sep 05, 2008 1:08 pm
Michelle
Michelle
5 September 2008

Why is it?

Why is it?
NSW

I think you’ll find stencil maybe slightly cheaper. :? Its also low maintenance, easier and faster to do than pavers. Pavers can be a little untidy; you get weeds…

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Michelle
Sep 05, 2008 5:41 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
6 September 2008

external colour selection help

external colour selection help
NSW

Sorry if I came across opinionated....I didn't mean to, the first photo colours are definitely a trend at the moment, but if you are after something…

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Michelle
Sep 06, 2008 10:04 am
Michelle
sha
sha
7 September 2008

Blueboard above windows

Blueboard above windows
QLD

Thanks for all replies :) I think those pics look fine .. only problem is we are having a much lighter brick, Bushland roof, gutter and fascia and paperpark garage, gable…

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sha
Sep 07, 2008 11:26 am
VJ
VJ
7 September 2008

M3tricon standard tile range

M3tricon standard tile range
VIC

penny, the standard tiles also depend on the house that you are building. like for us, since we are building a signature range house, we have more choices…

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VJ
Sep 07, 2008 3:25 pm
VJ
rellie
rellie
7 September 2008

Tiling - need some advice from PD customers

Tiling - need some advice from PD customers
VIC

We built with PD andour tiling is spot on, had ours looked like yours we would have been bitterly disappointed :(

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rellie
Sep 07, 2008 6:58 pm
aussiedamo
aussiedamo
7 September 2008

M3tricon - which company do they use for bricks and tiles

M3tricon - which company do they use for bricks and tiles
VIC

Penny, I know you said someone else :oops: but I checked some paperwork and Austral is standard for the M1 range. Boral or Bristile for roofing.…

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aussiedamo
Sep 07, 2008 8:22 pm
aussiedamo
Snake
Snake
8 September 2008

PGH brick selection

PGH brick selection

Hi all, We need ur advice in selecting PGH brick for our house.We want to choose one of these colour.any…

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Snake
Sep 08, 2008 7:48 am
Snake
Adrian B
Adrian B
8 September 2008

Studio 501 Tours

Studio 501 Tours
VIC

My driveway was a reasonable price with the big M, but I agree about the decking. i di my own and saved about $4k

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Adrian B
Sep 08, 2008 2:00 pm
Adrian B
kingster
kingster
8 September 2008

New home in Point Cook

New home in Point Cook
VIC

Hey All, does anyone know at what time does the car spaces in Laverton/Aircraft station get filled up completely in the mornings during weekdays?

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kingster
Sep 08, 2008 2:47 pm
penny73
penny73
8 September 2008

M3tricon brick range- anyone know the standard bricks

M3tricon brick range- anyone know the standard bricks
VIC

Thanks I am just not sure if they M1 and the Collection range are the same

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penny73
Sep 08, 2008 9:13 pm


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