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sirgoat
sirgoat
7 December 2007

im not happy

im not happy
1, 2

Got the black and decker one with the laser level built in. It's great! And it even tells you where there are…

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sirgoat
Dec 07, 2007 5:27 pm
Damon
Damon
7 December 2007

Need advice: Change to Sliding Door?

Need advice: Change to Sliding Door?

and because u are enlarging a north facing window to a door, it may have minimum effect to ur 5 stars rating as well!

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Damon
Dec 07, 2007 11:22 pm
brittany
brittany
8 December 2007

Underground Powerpit

Underground Powerpit
VIC

Pootle - was I glad to read your post - for a moment I felt very ripped off. We could get the builders to do it for $5500 or we could do it ourselves - but it had to be a…

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brittany
Dec 08, 2007 12:54 pm
brittany
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 December 2007

Final Plans - let us know what you think

Final Plans - let us know what you think
WA

I'd make sure the bed 2 and home theatre has good Sound insulation so the dining and kitchen noises do not spear out to or from the other rooms. Bed 2 is most likely…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 08, 2007 9:10 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 December 2007

Choosing a house designer

Choosing a house designer
VIC

TDD - I'd use rerob1's advice. I used to sell autocad software and was part of the CAD user group and meeting a few drafties and architects over a few beers and…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 08, 2007 9:18 pm
Yak_Chat
FrasheR
FrasheR
9 December 2007

Anyone build with W!$dom in Sydney?

Anyone build with W!$dom in Sydney?
NSW

Hi there, We have chosen one of their designs to build at the New Rouse Hill. Both David and Domenic have great customer service and I think thats what got us back out…

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FrasheR
Dec 09, 2007 2:50 pm
perryr
perryr
9 December 2007

Upgrading motar costs with PD

Upgrading motar costs with PD
VIC

$854 extra for the off-white mortar on a Port Davis Cremorne 41 ( a double storey place). Cheers

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perryr
Dec 09, 2007 6:40 pm
Jet79
Jet79
9 December 2007

Any experience with Grollo Homes ?

Any experience with Grollo Homes ?
VIC

I had a design in my head that I wanted and went to GJ Gardner, they designed the house that I wanted and didn't charge a thing. There quality was really good and they…

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Jet79
Dec 09, 2007 11:51 pm
Jet79
perryr
perryr
10 December 2007

Started working outside

Started working outside
VIC

Wow - you have a decent amount of space, and your work cut our for you for the next 12 months I'd say! Keep the progress photos coming - it would be great to see before…

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perryr
Dec 10, 2007 11:03 am
perryr
perryr
10 December 2007

Anybody build with porter Davis?

Anybody build with porter Davis?
VIC

Ah - ok, I wasn't sure about the Access range. Your sale rep should be able to give you a list of the standard range colours, or you can visit Hopetoun. Cheers

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perryr
Dec 10, 2007 11:05 am
Jet79
Jet79
10 December 2007

FINAL INSPECTION

FINAL INSPECTION
1, 2

Think that's the one. The alfresco area is huge.

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Jet79
Dec 10, 2007 4:22 pm
Jet79
*flower*
*flower*
10 December 2007

Anyone justified a variation to the DCP re ceiling height?

Anyone justified a variation to the DCP re ceiling height?
NSW

Hi cfham - It is a requirement of the DCP. I am doing a knock down rebuild. Thanks *flower*

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*flower*
Dec 10, 2007 5:16 pm
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
10 December 2007

damages

damages
WA

we had 75mm cornices installed instead of the 100mm that we wanted. We did not pay extra in the contract for the bigger ones, was a "free upgrade", however when we…

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Perth_Euro
Dec 10, 2007 5:19 pm
HomeReview
HomeReview
10 December 2007

Where is you favourite display village?

Where is you favourite display village?

The upcoming 40 home QMBA Display Village at Daisy Hill will have some very interesting designs.

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HomeReview
Dec 10, 2007 7:20 pm
ahuang
ahuang
11 December 2007

damaged part of framing

damaged part of framing

What I mean was, when the other guys start working on other areas, there will be situations where the noggins might block the way of what they are trying to do (e.g. to…

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ahuang
Dec 11, 2007 8:46 am
ahuang
Jet79
Jet79
11 December 2007

Can you 'negotiate' on a new house price (project home)

Can you 'negotiate' on a new house price (project home)

did it work with Tamawood? No, but I saved so much money going with them I didn't really care.

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Jet79
Dec 11, 2007 11:52 am
Jet79
perryr
perryr
11 December 2007

Best Value Builder

Best Value Builder
VIC

I know there is someone on this forum who changed form PD to H3nley - and he said they were better value. For us it came down to a few things such as the design of the…

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perryr
Dec 11, 2007 11:53 am
perryr
perryr
11 December 2007

Burbank build quality.

Burbank build quality.
VIC

Hasn't stopped me - We have been…

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perryr
Dec 11, 2007 1:14 pm
aussiebell
aussiebell
11 December 2007

PD Paddington builders?

PD Paddington builders?
VIC

Do you remember what bricks were included in the category 1 range by any chance? I know the homestead range is included, do you know any others?

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aussiebell
Dec 11, 2007 10:04 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
11 December 2007

light face plate covers

light face plate covers
WA

Pop into Lawrence and Hanson, PR Electrical or rexel and they should all have what you need. They are wholesalers who also sell retail. L&H have pretty large warehouses,…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 11, 2007 10:53 pm
Yak_Chat
brittany
brittany
12 December 2007

Notes on the construction drawings - Is Builder responsbile?

Notes on the construction drawings - Is Builder responsbile?
VIC

If it is an immature tree a bottle of poison will be cheaper. Do not get caught removing it or poisoning it. Council hate people removing trees from nature strips.

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brittany
Dec 12, 2007 9:33 pm
brittany
Casa2
Casa2
13 December 2007

Building on a difficult terrain

Building on a difficult terrain

abraun, Interesting reading. I'm finalising he desing of a house for a sloping block. It has the prfect amount of slope. Enter at street level (great accesability) then…

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Casa2
Dec 13, 2007 9:45 pm
Casa2
Casa2
13 December 2007

And You Think Your Builders Bad

And You Think Your Builders Bad
1, 2

just for perry's sake i'd like to add that girls do stupid things too. I once set the dishwasher on fire...... :oops:

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Casa2
Dec 13, 2007 10:29 pm
clath
clath
15 December 2007

framing pics

framing pics

yes VJ its good to see progress when i visit the house . PD are quick with sending their invoices just received the invoice for the framing in the post today. They must be…

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clath
Dec 15, 2007 12:49 am
clath
bry&cbear
bry&cbear
15 December 2007

Woo hoo!

Woo hoo!
1, 2

Great to see mate. Well earned, I say! 8)

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bry&cbear
Dec 15, 2007 1:23 pm
davinci
davinci
16 December 2007

wincrest homes

wincrest homes
VIC

has anyone built with wincrest homes, if so what are your experiences? we are looking at the sandringham 33 sqm

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davinci
Dec 16, 2007 8:42 pm
davinci
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
17 December 2007

fencing notice

fencing notice

Just to clarify .. thought i mentioned this... At Delfin Lakeside they only allow colour bond fences. its the covenant.. so i knew wot type of…

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Cookiemonster
Dec 17, 2007 7:39 am
oztish
oztish
17 December 2007

Schools in and around Aurora Estate, Epping North

Schools in and around Aurora Estate, Epping North
VIC

Thanks for that link - I will make some enquiries. Much appreciated!

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oztish
Dec 17, 2007 8:13 am
vpande
vpande
17 December 2007

A question about frame

A question about frame

Thanks guys, Off to ckeck if the 'lines' line up!

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vpande
Dec 17, 2007 10:44 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
17 December 2007

Weep hole

Weep hole

cheaper option is just stuff the holes with steel wool.

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Perth_Euro
Dec 17, 2007 1:44 pm
vegemitesandwiches
vegemitesandwiches
17 December 2007

Opinion on Brickwork

Opinion on Brickwork
QLD

Yes, very happy! Bring on the rest of the house!

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vegemitesandwiches
Dec 17, 2007 6:21 pm
aussiebell
aussiebell
17 December 2007

What the?

What the?
VIC

So we called up another sales rep to ask about the price and he told us $4500, so we went in to sign up and took in the booklet from the Mernda display which had the…

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aussiebell
Dec 17, 2007 9:35 pm
Antoxa
Antoxa
18 December 2007

Has anybody heard of Mega Homes?

Has anybody heard of Mega Homes?
VIC

Hi Kimmy, Approximately a year ago I was considering to build with them. They explained to me, their customers were people who didn't have enough deposit. They also…

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Antoxa
Dec 18, 2007 9:31 am
Mr D
Mr D
18 December 2007

Has anyone built with Urban Edge Homes?

Has anyone built with Urban Edge Homes?
VIC

Hi All, Has anyone built with Urban Edge Homes? cheers Mr D

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Mr D
Dec 18, 2007 6:37 pm
MaylandsManor
MaylandsManor
18 December 2007

We have trusses

We have trusses

thanks for all your comments; we are very excited. i don't think the colourbond will be on before Christmas. Because we are subcontracting everything ourselves, there is…

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MaylandsManor
Dec 18, 2007 11:13 pm
MaylandsManor
kasiakm
kasiakm
19 December 2007

HELP Windsor Homes problems...

HELP Windsor Homes problems...

Credit where credit is due... JG King hasn't been the problem - apart from being slow to get the invoice to Windsor, they have held up their end…

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kasiakm
Dec 19, 2007 10:01 pm
bec
bec
20 December 2007

Word of warning

Word of warning
VIC
1, 2

have you tried ringing your housing industry association and asking them what happens in this situation? if they were installing it but you were supplying it it just…

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bec
Dec 20, 2007 12:52 am
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mattwalker
Dec 20, 2007 11:24 am
mattwalker
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 1:20 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 21, 2007 12:37 am
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 9:11 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 10:22 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 1:24 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 5:47 pm
Yak_Chat
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


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