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oznow
oznow
9 April 2008

Slab and Frame Issues?

Slab and Frame Issues?

Hi ratter this was a hot topics a few weeks ago, please have a search. In short, the huge overhang can be problematic for the your house structure. In cases where the…

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oznow
Apr 09, 2008 11:26 am
oznow
oznow
oznow
9 April 2008

Wall insulation

Wall insulation
VIC

The builder agreed to install the 2.0R bradford for some portion of internal wall (masterbedroom, and surrounding the bath/WC). It costs $525. the area has 16.5 meter…

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oznow
Apr 09, 2008 1:03 pm
oznow
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berniebgf
Apr 09, 2008 9:26 pm
berniebgf
to_do_list
to_do_list
9 April 2008

How to Evaluate Cracks in Poured Concrete Slabs & Floors

How to Evaluate Cracks in Poured Concrete Slabs & Floors
NSW

Thanks 'chelle if my posts get to techo I'm sure I'll be Moderated just hoping to add to the body of knowledge because I've learn't so much off this forum.... Besides I…

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to_do_list
Apr 09, 2008 9:37 pm
to_do_list
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
9 April 2008

This is our pressy from pd

This is our pressy from pd
VIC
1, 2

Great - so when you are away from home, you get that subtle reminder of home? Not sure I like it as a present... but I suppose it's the thought that counts right? Ray

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First_Timer_Ray
Apr 09, 2008 9:58 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Raz
Raz
10 April 2008

Need help to finalise my tender

Need help to finalise my tender

Hi Rachelle, I changed the shower to way to the display home is. Really appreciate your input cos sometimes I can be soooooooo indecisive....!!!!!!!!! and can spend…

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Raz
Apr 10, 2008 1:49 pm
Maxie
Maxie
10 April 2008

They broke our frame!!! But they've fixed it....I think

They broke our frame!!! But they've fixed it....I think
1, 2

I hadn't visited our site since Monday, and seeing as it's rained pretty much the whole week, I was astonished to discover tonight that we now have a second storey! And 2…

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Maxie
Apr 10, 2008 9:02 pm
Maxie
nzfiona
nzfiona
10 April 2008

Boring Stuff for the Rest of You - My Colour Selections

Boring Stuff for the Rest of You - My Colour Selections

Eager, Our fascia/spouting colour - Mountain Blue - is very close to Deep Ocean - to the extent it'll be hardly different at all. Dh was a bit worried about the…

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nzfiona
Apr 10, 2008 9:45 pm
nzfiona
VJ
VJ
12 April 2008

Issue with dwarf wall to leisure area

Issue with dwarf wall to leisure area

Anyways, I really hope it goes well. Be firm. Between dh & I, i go first, only get halfway with them and then dh zooms in for the homerun... pathetic…

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VJ
Apr 12, 2008 8:43 pm
VJ
ptmtaylor
ptmtaylor
12 April 2008

Hi from newbie - building in Marriott Waters with PD

Hi from newbie - building in Marriott Waters with PD
VIC
1, 2

I don't know if there is any other Burbank homes being built around near us, let alone the same house. Haven't heard anything. I don't think the people on either side…

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ptmtaylor
Apr 12, 2008 10:40 pm
Helyn
Helyn
13 April 2008

Expected Life of a Brick Veneer Home

Expected Life of a Brick Veneer Home

Many older houses here are older than 40 years. Old stone and solid brick houses. On floorboard bases too, not concrete. Our own house was built in 1959 (double…

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Helyn
Apr 13, 2008 8:52 am
Helyn
jamesnkelly
jamesnkelly
13 April 2008

Connecting the Phone - Do I need to sign up to Telstra?

Connecting the Phone - Do I need to sign up to Telstra?
QLD

Nope the $299 doesnt cover your lead in cable. If there is a junction box on the side of your house it usually means your lead in cable has been done as well. but it is…

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jamesnkelly
Apr 13, 2008 11:00 am
jamesnkelly
DeeElle
DeeElle
13 April 2008

sandstone pavers

sandstone pavers
VIC

clath I really love sandstone ... it has a beautiful look and feel but can be hard to maintain ... from memory you would probably want to seal it in case you drop red…

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DeeElle
Apr 13, 2008 12:09 pm
DeeElle
Rachelle
Rachelle
14 April 2008

Deceiving looks

Deceiving looks

but I think one huge improvement would be to continue that thin strip of wall (between the 2 windows) up to the…

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Rachelle
Apr 14, 2008 8:46 am
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berniebgf
Apr 14, 2008 7:23 pm
berniebgf
JoBen
JoBen
15 April 2008

Check Out our PD Facade

Check Out our PD Facade
VIC
1, 2

Very true perryr

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JoBen
Apr 15, 2008 11:05 am
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
15 April 2008

Indipendant Inspector

Indipendant Inspector
VIC

Spot On! Kev is the go for your home inspections.... Bugdet him for 2 inspections and you will be glad you did. (pre-plaster and…

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PhoenixStar
Apr 15, 2008 1:56 pm
PhoenixStar
aliand
aliand
15 April 2008

Recommended Painter

Recommended Painter

we will definitely be last.... there is actually a house near us that started in December last year, just before Xmas. Ours only needed defects fixed at the time but…

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aliand
Apr 15, 2008 3:09 pm
perryr
perryr
15 April 2008

Your advice....

Your advice....

You should get what you pay for. Make waves!

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perryr
Apr 15, 2008 6:21 pm
chuth77
chuth77
15 April 2008

Telephone Pre-wire

Telephone Pre-wire

You can dig that trench…

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chuth77
Apr 15, 2008 8:02 pm
chuth77
chuth77
16 April 2008

How would you feel if you found your land on the market

How would you feel if you found your land on the market

Our land is still listed on realestate.com more than 6 months after us signing the contract. In this market, the real estates don't particularly care about removing sold…

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chuth77
Apr 16, 2008 6:30 pm
Shady
Shady
16 April 2008

Basix - What is your experience?

Basix - What is your experience?
NSW

Basix has its good and bad points. If your building in the hills district with recycled water then I wouldnt worry too much about it. Most if not all builders nowadays…

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Shady
Apr 16, 2008 8:50 pm
clath
clath
16 April 2008

Now 80 days overdue on our house

Now 80 days overdue on our house
1, 2

good luck ricci... hope you get everything rectified :)

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clath
Apr 16, 2008 9:36 pm
clath
zonk
zonk
16 April 2008

facade colour dilemna

facade colour dilemna

have I cured my stutter ....time will tell...and posting

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zonk
Apr 16, 2008 10:18 pm
zonk
Duminda
Duminda
16 April 2008

External Colours

External Colours

Hi Everyone, Thanks for all the complements - didn't expect it to go down this well :D Phoenix/ VJ - I used Google sketchup to do the 3D model ... I find it a lot…

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Duminda
Apr 16, 2008 11:06 pm
Duminda
piranha
piranha
17 April 2008

our neighbouring block has had half out trees demolished

our neighbouring block has had half out trees demolished

thanks, yeah he did say to email him about it, I will express how upset I am that my favorite trees on the block are now gone ( I was looking forward to setting up a…

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piranha
Apr 17, 2008 11:45 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
17 April 2008

Garage doors - two single or one double?

Garage doors - two single or one double?

to_do_list said: - forces the "other" driver to actually park on "their" side of the garage...I won't mention names…

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to_do_list
Apr 17, 2008 1:16 pm
to_do_list
Mozzie
Mozzie
18 April 2008

Getting a copy of PD Tender and Contract before signing

Getting a copy of PD Tender and Contract before signing
VIC

Hey Julz, There was no penalty as the process was not officially delayed (not according to PD anyway). From what I understand the building permit is out of PD's hands…

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Mozzie
Apr 18, 2008 12:02 am
Mozzie
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royalblue
Apr 18, 2008 1:55 am
Toast
Toast
18 April 2008

A 'square' is how much?

A 'square' is how much?

I find these measurements really amusing. I knew a square was 10ft x 10ft. And i know the house we're building is about 32sq. But I couldn't tell you off the top of my…

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Toast
Apr 18, 2008 10:58 am
Toast
_Al_
_Al_
18 April 2008

Joins in ceiling plaster visible through paint????

Joins in ceiling plaster visible through paint????

Get rid of the bare globes and use a light fitting. I assume you just have bare globes... Or put downlights in. From what I've seen, it's fairly common and bare globes…

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_Al_
Apr 18, 2008 3:06 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
18 April 2008

Poor brickwork - render or pull out and redo?

Poor brickwork - render or pull out and redo?

Just on the rangehood, I'm almost certain venting into a ceiling cavity is illegal. My inspector told me it needs to be vented to the atmosphere.…

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to_do_list
Apr 18, 2008 5:58 pm
to_do_list
Mozzie
Mozzie
18 April 2008

Painting the gutters

Painting the gutters

Many new estates actually specify that exposed zincalume is not acceptable and that any roofing or gutters must be colorbond or painted. I'm surprised that the building…

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Mozzie
Apr 18, 2008 8:39 pm
Mozzie
ahuang
ahuang
18 April 2008

Wat a joke! 3 boxes in the house for duct pipe...

Wat a joke! 3 boxes in the house for duct pipe...
1, 2

How about also change the BED 1 door to sliding door??

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ahuang
Apr 18, 2008 10:36 pm
ahuang
mattwalker
mattwalker
18 April 2008

Ceiling Shadows/Visable joins

Ceiling Shadows/Visable joins
VIC

see thats where the problem is.... You assumed! ;) It is a bit sad though...where have all the good builders gone? The tradesmen who took pride in what they did?

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mattwalker
Apr 18, 2008 11:27 pm
mattwalker
Southies
Southies
19 April 2008

INsulation Variation

INsulation Variation
NSW

My builder charge me about $525. That is for about 37m2 R2 (soundproof batten). the charged me about $14/m2 for supplying and laying the…

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Southies
Apr 19, 2008 8:46 am
Southies
Firthy_26
Firthy_26
19 April 2008

We're in!!!... Finally

We're in!!!... Finally

Thanks Everyone... Sry, been off work for a week & can't get the f***n internet to work at home :cry: . Hopefully be fixed by next week. Firstly the lights in the…

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Firthy_26
Apr 19, 2008 11:27 am
Firthy_26
joeygbh
joeygbh
20 April 2008

Supercession of home designs

Supercession of home designs
VIC
1, 2

For doubles it will be the…

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joeygbh
Apr 20, 2008 8:46 pm
joeygbh
Southies
Southies
21 April 2008

LIQUIDATED DAMAGES

LIQUIDATED DAMAGES
NSW

For everyone's information : My solicitor advised that statements made about contract related matters & sent via email as an advisement, are legally…

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Southies
Apr 21, 2008 8:03 pm
Southies
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
21 April 2008

Stuck in a predicament - do we sell or keep our land?

Stuck in a predicament - do we sell or keep our land?
1, 2

Go the new place. From what your saying underneath it all - you really want to make a break but the family is putting the pressure on to do what they want. Most farm…

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Yak_Chat
Apr 21, 2008 9:45 pm
Yak_Chat
penny73
penny73
22 April 2008

4 bdr home designs between 20-22m in length

4 bdr home designs between 20-22m in length

Wow Anthea that is a great design I really like it. I will check out their website and see where it is on display :D

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penny73
Apr 22, 2008 9:19 am
perryr
perryr
22 April 2008

Just when things seem to be going well...... this!!!!

Just when things seem to be going well...... this!!!!
1, 2

There's another practical side to getting the holes fixed - if they aren't fixed, you might feel the effect of the holes under whatever floor covering you choose to put…

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perryr
Apr 22, 2008 9:49 am
donuts
donuts
22 April 2008

cleanliness of your home when handed over...

cleanliness of your home when handed over...
1, 2

Really? Might have to make a trip down to Officeworks...don't think I have enough paper even for double sided!

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donuts
Apr 22, 2008 12:46 pm
donuts
lrhodes1
lrhodes1
22 April 2008

Our progress ... Good News & Bad News

Our progress ... Good News & Bad News
VIC

LOL No one can beat me My partner, cat and I live on the living room floor of my mum's rented 1 bedroom apartment Have been here for 6 months and another 4 to go…

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lrhodes1
Apr 22, 2008 4:22 pm
lrhodes1
Minx
Minx
22 April 2008

Site costs!!!

Site costs!!!
VIC

Wow I thought you were my cousin there for a minute. Your block sounds identical to his. It's also in Sth Morang. My partner is going to build his place early next year.…

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Minx
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