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Andrej
Andrej
10 July 2007

Why are wooden houses so popular in Australia?

Why are wooden houses so popular in Australia?
1, 2

Maybe we have more extremes in weather - drought vs floods, temperatures etc that are causing timber to shrink & expand more rapidly…

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Andrej
Jul 10, 2007 10:29 am
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
10 July 2007

garage width and length?

garage width and length?

Now I am thinking if I should have made the garage bigger...we do not need to store anything in it except cars due to the aforementioned 6x6mtr…

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Cookiemonster
Jul 10, 2007 1:19 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
10 July 2007

Would you have preferred a bigger or a smaller block?

Would you have preferred a bigger or a smaller block?
VIC
1, 2

I would like 1000 to 1100 for my next project..... 3 or 4 years yet! :lol:

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mattwalker
Jul 10, 2007 8:32 pm
mattwalker
Vlad76
Vlad76
11 July 2007

A week with no progress... :(

A week with no progress... :(
VIC
1, 2

Speaking to my…

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Vlad76
Jul 11, 2007 11:00 am
shanem
shanem
11 July 2007

Building to lockup... Good idea????

Building to lockup... Good idea????
VIC

Hi Milt !!! There is no official requirement to complete an owner builders course in order to become an owner builder, in Victoria. Have a look at the Building…

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shanem
Jul 11, 2007 12:13 pm
parker
parker
11 July 2007

Name that brick

Name that brick
NSW

ooh, the regal red looks quite like it! And they are…

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parker
Jul 11, 2007 1:07 pm
parker
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
11 July 2007

slowly does it.....

slowly does it.....
VIC

hahahahahahahahah :P

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Perth_Euro
Jul 11, 2007 5:24 pm
pasey25
pasey25
11 July 2007

Best upgrade / variation ideas to builders standard incls

Best upgrade / variation ideas to builders standard incls
VIC
1, 2

so's a 50 square house in my opinion but hey, different strokes for different…

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pasey25
Jul 11, 2007 8:47 pm
pasey25
royalblue
royalblue
12 July 2007

What is your favorite/best bit

What is your favorite/best bit
VIC

Ummm..... A few really. Our high ceilings with lots of fancy plasterwork, (cornices, crowns, roses, arches, etc) Our bold colour schemes throughout our home,…

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royalblue
Jul 12, 2007 2:51 am
milt
milt
12 July 2007

Hebel the good the bad and the ugly? Need advice!

Hebel the good the bad and the ugly? Need advice!

Yes it looks nice, but its not load bearing from what I have read, I may look them up and contact them for an appointment to discuss our custom plan. Many thanks Milt

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milt
Jul 12, 2007 2:33 pm
BaysideBuilder
BaysideBuilder
12 July 2007

Best custom builder

Best custom builder

We have been looking at a builder called New Dimension - they do project homes as well as true custom homes and everything in between. I haven't been able to find any…

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BaysideBuilder
Jul 12, 2007 2:58 pm
BaysideBuilder
Vlad76
Vlad76
12 July 2007

Building in rural areas

Building in rural areas
VIC

Even though I am already builing, I was considering purchasing a cheap block up Healesville way (or closer to Marysville) Would any project home builder build in that…

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Vlad76
Jul 12, 2007 5:47 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
12 July 2007

Word of Advice - Never Upset the Backhoe Driver

Word of Advice - Never Upset the Backhoe Driver

he wouldn't dare mess with us....or we'll have his excavator fall off his truck..!! hang on..it already did :D :D

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vanderlay
Jul 12, 2007 6:43 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
vanderlay
13 July 2007

Are we being unrealistic?

Are we being unrealistic?
VIC
1, 2

bummer guys....good luck! the land is probably the hardest bit :(

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vanderlay
Jul 13, 2007 3:25 pm
vanderlay
yvette72
yvette72
14 July 2007

Time Frame from Council Approval to Building

Time Frame from Council Approval to Building

hello I know what you mean about the run around we are building for the first time and our builder has given us the run around we have been waiting 6 months for they…

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yvette72
Jul 14, 2007 12:16 pm
MaylandsManor
MaylandsManor
14 July 2007

Owner Builder : First time post with crazy site costs

Owner Builder : First time post with crazy site costs
SA

I agree, some quotes make it so hard to compare with one another (a conspiracy perhaps!). I think it is reassuring when you get two quotations that are around the same…

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MaylandsManor
Jul 14, 2007 4:16 pm
MaylandsManor
mattwalker
mattwalker
16 July 2007

Carlisle Homes, anyone have any feed back?

Carlisle Homes, anyone have any feed back?
VIC

If you think we are helpful wait until you meet Michelle!!

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mattwalker
Jul 16, 2007 12:24 pm
mattwalker
Spot
Spot
16 July 2007

Rainwater tank in adelaide

Rainwater tank in adelaide
SA

We got ours from a local Ag shop (we are in the country). Ours are massive though, Team Poly ones, 22,000l each, so there probably isn't the demand for ones of our size as…

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Spot
Jul 16, 2007 12:30 pm
uncle_ant
uncle_ant
16 July 2007

Final Payment

Final Payment
VIC

Hi Tam You should give them a bank cheque once you are satisfied with everything concerning the construction. I know of people who have held on to the final payment…

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uncle_ant
Jul 16, 2007 2:56 pm
uncle_ant
bry&cbear
bry&cbear
16 July 2007

Transition Question - Contract to Construction

Transition Question - Contract to Construction
VIC

Thanks everyone for your input and own stories. For some further clarity, I have dug out the exact language in Henley's Home Manual. I'm aware this is only the manual…

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bry&cbear
Jul 16, 2007 11:07 pm
Amber
Amber
17 July 2007

Colours, colours, colours....

Colours, colours, colours....
VIC

Colours look brilliant Matt. We had originally chosen a darker brown for the bedroom feature .... should have heard Dad's reaction when we told him!! Apparently he…

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Amber
Jul 17, 2007 9:41 am
Amber
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
17 July 2007

Buying Land

Buying Land
VIC

This is a common ploy by agents to get you to…

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Cookiemonster
Jul 17, 2007 6:24 pm
rellie
rellie
17 July 2007

Our Pro Struct Home

Our Pro Struct Home
VIC

You have 'disblogcom' instead of 'djsblogcom' :wink: A tip, when you have your blog page open, highlight the address in…

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rellie
Jul 17, 2007 9:56 pm
aaurora
aaurora
18 July 2007

Slab has been poured

Slab has been poured

Hi Stewie, this question has been asked before, see here for some other replies https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... lab+puddle Our slab was pretty much…

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aaurora
Jul 18, 2007 6:28 am
aaurora
Amber
Amber
18 July 2007

First New Home in Logan

First New Home in Logan
QLD

We had a P class (P=problem according to the building people) and we paid around $4,500 in site costs. majority of that was concrete piers. Ours was a relatively flat…

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Amber
Jul 18, 2007 9:12 am
Amber
ewan
ewan
18 July 2007

Hometec and Carlisle Homes

Hometec and Carlisle Homes
VIC

Hmm, I am no bricklayer, but logic would suggest the issue was not caused by laying per say, but more by the way they mixed it. Maybe it was too…

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ewan
Jul 18, 2007 1:53 pm
ewan
perryr
perryr
18 July 2007

Preparation – Tender Presentation

Preparation – Tender Presentation

If they are smart, they would read the forum. On the other hand, it's probably pure chance! PD want 3% at tender time. Work that out on a $250k house. Ouch!

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perryr
Jul 18, 2007 9:09 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
19 July 2007

Building Designers

Building Designers
VIC

Hi Novice, It depends on what you mean by "building designer". My parents used a "designer" for their home - he is not trained as an architect - but came up with the…

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stonecutter1309
Jul 19, 2007 8:53 am
stonecutter1309
Oskar
Oskar
19 July 2007

Plantation Homes

Plantation Homes
QLD

Thanks for that report mollmart. Yes, we think the Retreat is a great house as well and I look forward to hearing from you when you finally move in. I used to work in…

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Oskar
Jul 19, 2007 9:57 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
19 July 2007

slab down.....

slab down.....
VIC
1, 2

Was waiting for a mirror joke...but the chandelier too...special! :D

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vanderlay
Jul 19, 2007 3:02 pm
vanderlay
Di
Di
19 July 2007

Fridge space

Fridge space
VIC
1, 2

We thought we were being cleaver putting the water pipe for fridge, :D I thought the fridge space was 900 but no forgot the plaster :oops:

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Di
Jul 19, 2007 11:34 pm
aaurora
aaurora
20 July 2007

Handover inspections - hiring a private inspector

Handover inspections - hiring a private inspector
QLD

I am also very interested in what other Brissie people say about this. I rang up a company a few weeks ago and he…

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aaurora
Jul 20, 2007 1:48 pm
aaurora
milt
milt
20 July 2007

Whirly birds and roof space insulation questions?

Whirly birds and roof space insulation questions?

Thanks Casa, i didn't think of a ceiling fan to relay the warm air downstairs :wink: if its warm enough up there that is. Milt,

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milt
Jul 20, 2007 2:13 pm
epiphany
epiphany
21 July 2007

electirical pricing on PD Houses and Jet master queries

electirical pricing on PD Houses and Jet master queries
VIC
1, 2

I'm going to put my hand up & say we got a Jetmaster when we built with PD (Wentworth & we moved in 3 months ago). We love it & use it quite a bit...even though we also…

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epiphany
Jul 21, 2007 1:02 am
epiphany
dai-kichi
dai-kichi
21 July 2007

Richards Homes - Qld

Richards Homes - Qld
QLD

Does anyone have experience with Richards Homes. We are considering going with them when we build next year. We like the look of a couple of their designs. Any feedback…

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dai-kichi
Jul 21, 2007 11:16 am
samantha
samantha
21 July 2007

Cost difference between double and single storey homes

Cost difference between double and single storey homes

Can anyone tell us how much extra it costs to build a double storey home and what makes it so much more expensive (other than the staircase)? We have been told various…

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samantha
Jul 21, 2007 3:37 pm
aaurora
aaurora
22 July 2007

Our Adenbrook Home : With Bricks! *updated 22 July*

Our Adenbrook Home : With Bricks! *updated 22 July*
QLD
1, 2, 3

thought I would show a few more photos that I have on my flickr. It's coming along really well, the fixings should be starting this week :)

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aaurora
Jul 22, 2007 11:53 am
aaurora
yvette72
yvette72
22 July 2007

Easements question

Easements question

What I did at one of my house was to build a lawn locker put down a concrete slab that when across the easement but the garden shed did go over the easement so only the…

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yvette72
Jul 22, 2007 2:12 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
22 July 2007

Anyone used Fasham Johnson Homes?

Anyone used Fasham Johnson Homes?
VIC

Hi Samantha Fasham was not previously listed on BB so unfortunately no reviews etc to help you. They have been added now though. Appears they are (or were) 'Fasham…

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BestBuilder
Jul 22, 2007 3:38 pm
BestBuilder
Talinsmum
Talinsmum
22 July 2007

McDonald Jones Homes

McDonald Jones Homes
NSW

The display village for a couple of homes are near Maitland (in Metford) the other display area is at Fern Bay (2 houses there) which is on the way to Nelson Bay, and…

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Talinsmum
Jul 22, 2007 8:59 pm
Talinsmum
ahuang
ahuang
23 July 2007

Please help - Financier recommendations

Please help - Financier recommendations
WA

I forwarded your post to a friend in Westpac working as home finance manager, here's her reply: "Thank you for your email message. I feel so sorry to this person with…

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ahuang
Jul 23, 2007 11:28 am
ahuang
oznow
oznow
23 July 2007

Project home builder vs private builder??

Project home builder vs private builder??

Hi Sandra and Bernardo, I am too in the process of building my house in Franklin. We are currently talking with four builders. Three of them have displays house. Have you…

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oznow
Jul 23, 2007 12:46 pm
oznow
mudtrilogy
mudtrilogy
24 July 2007

Bricks and render

Bricks and render
VIC

If you are in SE melbourne let me know as I know of a house in our street with these bricks and it looks great

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mudtrilogy
Jul 24, 2007 9:48 am
penjay
penjay
24 July 2007

Eden Bray Entertainer Parker Entertainer - Any changes?

Eden Bray Entertainer Parker Entertainer - Any changes?

Funny! :) I always think of Gone With the Wind too! I can imagine my daughter sweeping down them one day in a deb or wedding dress.

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penjay
Jul 24, 2007 5:59 pm
penjay
fojean
fojean
24 July 2007

..about "subject to soil test" in land contract...

..about "subject to soil test" in land contract...

Thanks for the advice to all that posted.... I will keep you updated as to how I proceed with this one..... :wink:

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fojean
Jul 24, 2007 6:38 pm
miagi
miagi
24 July 2007

Electrical Switches

Electrical Switches

Sounds to me like your builder is not terribly flexible, its only electrical gear after all. Try what you suggested and contact the electrician doing the work and see what…

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miagi
Jul 24, 2007 6:46 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
24 July 2007

Study Doors on Bridgeport 35 By PD

Study Doors on Bridgeport 35 By PD
VIC

I agree! We put double doors on the study and the ensuite!

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mattwalker
Jul 24, 2007 7:18 pm
mattwalker
damo
damo
25 July 2007

external doors on media room

external doors on media room
VIC

is the current window north/south or east/west facing? if east/west i'd be inclined to remove the window completely and use 2x 600 or 900 windows (like the master…

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damo
Jul 25, 2007 12:21 pm
bda20
bda20
25 July 2007

Exterior Render Colour

Exterior Render Colour

Thanks for your replies. I will check out colorbond and have a look at some display homes around Brissie.

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bda20
Jul 25, 2007 6:48 pm

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