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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
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


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