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PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
22 December 2007

Lock Up !!!

Lock Up !!!
VIC
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 2:10 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 10:43 am
DeeElle
DeeElle
23 December 2007

any online tools for helping with colour options?

any online tools for helping with colour options?
VIC

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 9:27 pm
DeeElle
leonda
leonda
24 December 2007

Effects of Rain on our Timber Frame

Effects of Rain on our Timber Frame
VIC

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 5:31 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 7:03 pm
VJ
VJ
26 December 2007

We have a slab!!!

We have a slab!!!
QLD

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 26, 2007 12:10 am
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 11:06 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 8:32 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 5:07 pm
jamiet
jamiet
28 December 2007

Gremm Homes

Gremm Homes
NSW

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 1:03 am
Sue
Sue
28 December 2007

Got an early Christmas present

Got an early Christmas present
NSW

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 5:41 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 9:31 pm
commodorenut
Pebble
Pebble
1 January 2008

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

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

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 8:10 am
Pebble
Michelle
Michelle
1 January 2008

Our exterior colours - what do you think?

Our exterior colours - what do you think?
ACT

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 5:14 pm
Michelle
Els
Els
1 January 2008

Harkaway Homes?

Harkaway Homes?
VIC

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 11:55 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
3 January 2008

Dealings with coucil prior to building

Dealings with coucil prior to building
VIC

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 2:59 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 9:35 am
adamtram
adamtram
4 January 2008

NSD Homes

NSD Homes
VIC

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 10:21 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 1:39 am
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Casa2
Jan 05, 2008 7:37 pm
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Yak_Chat
Jan 06, 2008 12:44 pm
Yak_Chat
bmp
bmp
7 January 2008

Brisbane ADENBROOK Hamilton Finished!!

Brisbane ADENBROOK Hamilton Finished!!
QLD
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 12:54 pm
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
VIC

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 7:16 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 9:21 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 7:36 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 8:25 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 9:07 am
mek
Helyn
Helyn
9 January 2008

Has anyone used simonds homes

Has anyone used simonds homes
VIC

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 9:33 am
Helyn
yvette72
yvette72
9 January 2008

Building Certification - during construction

Building Certification - during construction
QLD

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 11:02 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 7:49 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 10:51 am
Maxie
Maxie
10 January 2008

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

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

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 4:33 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 11:00 pm
Hennig
Hennig
10 January 2008

Query: Building delay due to rain

Query: Building delay due to rain
NSW

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 11:36 pm
ant
ant
11 January 2008

what color have you chosen for your roof tiles?

what color have you chosen for your roof tiles?
VIC

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 3:12 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 7:40 am
royalblue
royalblue
12 January 2008

Blue Rain

Blue Rain
VIC

Pleasure! :D

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royalblue
Jan 12, 2008 6:47 pm
yvette72
yvette72
12 January 2008

Perry Homes

Perry Homes
QLD

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 8:03 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 8:51 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 8:05 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 8:14 am
Rodda
utopian_goddess
utopian_goddess
14 January 2008

Building the Home we want

Building the Home we want
VIC

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 2:03 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 2:53 pm
lrhodes1
Hennig
Hennig
14 January 2008

National Builders

National Builders
VIC

I may be speaking out of school, but I am lead to believe that National Builders will secure a contract and then source the labour to build it. Nothing against that…

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Hennig
Jan 14, 2008 10:51 pm
ahuang
ahuang
15 January 2008

Misaligned bricks

Misaligned bricks

Thanks parker for the information about the document, it's very helpful! I have also created a post on my blog for this. Thanks!

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ahuang
Jan 15, 2008 10:25 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
15 January 2008

Inspection tomorrow

Inspection tomorrow
WA

I would still recommend to get a private inspector, their professional knowledge would definitely save you lots of trouble. Let's say you found a problem somewhere, I…

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ahuang
Jan 15, 2008 10:29 pm
ahuang
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
15 January 2008

Building on an unusual shaped block

Building on an unusual shaped block

Hi Katie, we are building on an irregular shaped block too. We are building the Aspen by Met ri c@n homes. The smallest plan of that (the 25 square - which we are…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jan 15, 2008 10:41 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 January 2008

Timber Balcony vs Cement Balcony

Timber Balcony vs Cement Balcony

I think a timber framed roof with compressed fibro and tiles is the best option. A suspended slab will be more exspensive when you take into consideration the extra…

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Dukekamaya
Jan 17, 2008 10:40 pm
Dukekamaya

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 10:42 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 10:43 pm
Dukekamaya


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