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bashworth
bashworth
14 March 2015

Acronyms, abbreviations and all that stuff...

Acronyms, abbreviations and all that stuff...
VIC

I am planning a post on electrical abbreviations and this is as far as I have got at the moment AC - Alternating Current CB - Circuit Breaker DC- Direct Current DGPO -…

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bashworth
Mar 14, 2015 9:07 am
bashworth
MnT
MnT
13 March 2015

Anyone else building in a regional/rural location?

Anyone else building in a regional/rural location?
NSW

Oh exciting! Looking great :-) I called my builder for an update today also, he told me plumbing starts next week prior to slab which will happen…

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MnT
Mar 13, 2015 9:16 pm
MnT
mirz
mirz
13 March 2015

Henley Monaco Nouveau Q1 Mk2 Regent-Keys on 30th October

Henley Monaco Nouveau Q1 Mk2 Regent-Keys on 30th October
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Thank you so much for this detailed response or should I called words of wisdom for everyone close to completion. I'm keeping hard copy of your post to remind me from now…

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mirz
Mar 13, 2015 9:00 pm
mirz
dannislade
dannislade
13 March 2015

The backyard conundrum

The backyard conundrum
VIC

Hi Divs we are building on 500sq (15.1x33.1) we will have a 5.6m backyard & 4m down one side. We are also 2adults & 2kids. House is 23m long x…

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dannislade
Mar 13, 2015 4:29 pm
Hootie
Hootie
13 March 2015

Aveley Build - Slab Stage

Aveley Build - Slab Stage
WA
1, 2

Congrats on slab! Posting to follow.

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Hootie
Mar 13, 2015 2:35 pm
Hootie
light487
light487
13 March 2015

Flooring - Acoustic under mat - Necessary?

Flooring - Acoustic under mat - Necessary?
QLD

Hi Light I didn't know that. Moisture upstairs is something one certainly wishes to avoid. We don't have aircon and I hoped the warmer air…

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light487
Mar 13, 2015 10:52 am
light487
tupac_74
tupac_74
13 March 2015

Our Home

Our Home
WA

Hi neighbour .. Hope you're getting regular updates of the…

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tupac_74
Mar 13, 2015 10:41 am
tupac_74
B STAR
B STAR
13 March 2015

Builder - plumbing to wet frame?

Builder - plumbing to wet frame?
VIC

Thats not a bad think. accessibility is the key here. If you need to route a new tap or perhaps change an outlet to rain water from a tank/pump you could do this more…

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B STAR
Mar 13, 2015 8:15 am
AKB
AKB
13 March 2015

Switch Homes 270 Bayswater - Our turn at Project Management

Switch Homes 270 Bayswater - Our turn at Project Management
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Congrats MLB can't imagine how good it must feel just being the 4 of you again.....no pressure but don't forget to feed the pig pics :-)

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AKB
Mar 13, 2015 2:58 am
AKB
sjcb
sjcb
12 March 2015

Discount with Metricon or any other builder?

Discount with Metricon or any other builder?
NSW

Has Anyone successfully negotiated a discount with Metricon. If so what was the % We are looking at a contract value of approx $500K Thanks in Advance

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sjcb
Mar 12, 2015 10:16 pm
light487
light487
12 March 2015

Inspections @ every stage of build process

Inspections @ every stage of build process
NSW

Hi rmjose, rang the houspact guys. They seems to be bit pricey. But…

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light487
Mar 12, 2015 10:03 pm
light487
sogg
sogg
12 March 2015

Gap between bottom of door and floor?

Gap between bottom of door and floor?
VIC

50mm seems excessive, if they are prehung doors and if nothing is cut from the bottom of the jamb, and with the jamb sitting on the slab the max…

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sogg
Mar 12, 2015 8:02 pm
Glennc74
Glennc74
12 March 2015

Gyprock hole in bathroom-will it be an issue?

Gyprock hole in bathroom-will it be an issue?
NSW

So it looks like there is a water line running along the wall behind the hole , possibly coming from the mixer to go to the outlet in future but it's a bit hard to tell…

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Glennc74
Mar 12, 2015 6:08 pm
Matt1
Matt1
12 March 2015

To close off or not?

To close off or not?
VIC

+1 for close it

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Matt1
Mar 12, 2015 1:48 pm
Matt1
rmjose18
rmjose18
12 March 2015

Electricals and Aircon done - part roof missing..problem?

Electricals and Aircon done - part roof missing..problem?
NSW

Hi guys so we have had our electricals and aircon ducting done.. our hometheatre has a lower roof and that has about 2-3 coloborbond panels missing.. with the bad…

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rmjose18
Mar 12, 2015 9:32 am
Adriang
Adriang
12 March 2015

About Elephants and Fleas (2)

About Elephants and Fleas (2)
VIC

I tried to get some special clauses put into our "Standard HIA Contract" but the builder would not agree. I said to the builders Sales Manager that the Std Contract is…

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Adriang
Mar 12, 2015 8:58 am
Adriang
Eques
Eques
12 March 2015

Building in Aston Craigieburn

Building in Aston Craigieburn
VIC
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Hi GoaMumbai, Build is about to start in next few…

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Eques
Mar 12, 2015 12:57 am
Eques
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wax
Mar 11, 2015 2:48 pm
building-expert
building-expert
11 March 2015

Pre-Slab Inspection or Post Slab Inspection??

Pre-Slab Inspection or Post Slab Inspection??
WA

I do a lot of pre slab inspections and can see limited value in it after the slab is poured Firstly you cannot check formwork lines, builders plastic,position of pipe…

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building-expert
Mar 11, 2015 1:38 pm
building-expert
raina
raina
11 March 2015

Sound Control Insulation batts - Confused and advise please

Sound Control Insulation batts - Confused and advise please
NSW

Hi all, We are building a 2-storey home in sydney and we initially thought of getting hebel flooring to reduce the noise transfer between the floors. Since we are…

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raina
Mar 11, 2015 8:28 am
bubbleify
bubbleify
11 March 2015

Seven Oaks - Southern River

Seven Oaks - Southern River
WA
1, 2, 3

Haha been 3 years since i live here now. I was the second house moved in. I'm in that facebook group too :)

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bubbleify
Mar 11, 2015 12:14 am
Sweetiepark
Sweetiepark
10 March 2015

Austral latte brick and surfmist

Austral latte brick and surfmist
QLD

Thanks for the responses! I think I prefer the surfmist. It just looks fresher

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Sweetiepark
Mar 10, 2015 8:47 pm
jac1
jac1
10 March 2015

New Colorbond Colours

New Colorbond Colours
QLD
1, 2, 3

Dolphinblu I am looking at Wallaby as well and trying to choose render. What did you end up choosing for your render? Thanks

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jac1
Mar 10, 2015 5:39 pm
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
10 March 2015

House orientation question

House orientation question
VIC

I'm with Beazley77, but I would only flip the back half of the house, i.e. the garage and master suite remain as they are and flip the rest over so the living area facing…

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EmeryBB
Mar 10, 2015 2:29 pm
becky999
becky999
10 March 2015

Homebuyers Centre WA - Elevation

Homebuyers Centre WA - Elevation
WA

Thanks Homebuyers I have just sent you an email. Hootie: Where abouts in Aveley are you building? What builder did you go with? Thanks, Becky

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becky999
Mar 10, 2015 1:49 pm
Glennc74
Glennc74
10 March 2015

Is it safe to dig tunnels underneath grano?

Is it safe to dig tunnels underneath grano?
WA

In saying that it's not structural ( or your not building on top of it ) ok I get that but it is supposed to be taking weights far in excess of a ton and by undermining it…

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Glennc74
Mar 10, 2015 9:44 am
jac1
jac1
10 March 2015

looking for render ideas with ironstone or woodland grey

looking for render ideas with ironstone or woodland grey
WA

I would love to see some pictures of homes with ironstone or woodland grey colorbond for the roof and different renders or even just some ideas of render colour. We are…

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jac1
Mar 10, 2015 12:43 am
kyeo
kyeo
9 March 2015

Building the Simonds Marriott

Building the Simonds Marriott
VIC

It's dried to a light grey colour now, not quite happy as I'm starting to see cracks running through my concrete.

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kyeo
Mar 09, 2015 7:45 pm
ShannaLK
ShannaLK
9 March 2015

Joel and Brons Hotondo build

Joel and Brons Hotondo build
NSW

I would really be interested in seeing how this one went

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ShannaLK
Mar 09, 2015 1:26 pm
ShannaLK
PixiGT
PixiGT
9 March 2015

First Time Home Owners and We need some advice

First Time Home Owners and We need some advice
NSW

Just an update regarding my last post referring to how a builder conducts themselves on site: on the thread 'who else is building with Eden Brae', on p564 an owner…

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PixiGT
Mar 09, 2015 9:37 am
PixiGT
steve_111
steve_111
9 March 2015

Homebuyer's Centre - Colour selections - Inside and Out

Homebuyer's Centre - Colour selections - Inside and Out
VIC

Hi Guys, I know there are a few posts around which contain a few blogs and pics and this has helped a bit, however just wondering if anyone can help with the…

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steve_111
Mar 09, 2015 9:20 am
leah2512
leah2512
8 March 2015

Tree barrier system

Tree barrier system
VIC

I've just purchased some vacant land and there is a house on the block next door with 3 large trees. The engineer report says I'll need a root barrier system when my slab…

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leah2512
Mar 08, 2015 9:12 pm
jacana3
jacana3
8 March 2015

Excessive Knockdown Rebuild Site Costs

Excessive Knockdown Rebuild Site Costs
VIC

hi I got the same answer from P.D ....... WAT DID U DO ?????

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jacana3
Mar 08, 2015 7:31 pm
Canberra_gal
Canberra_gal
8 March 2015

Modifications with Rawson

Modifications with Rawson
NSW

Hi Giddleberry, I was wondering if you found a block/went ahead with Rawson? We are about to exchange contracts on a block in Canberra and are looking to build a modified…

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Canberra_gal
Mar 08, 2015 7:22 pm
Canberra_gal
jacana3
jacana3
8 March 2015

Render Colour - Any suggestions??

Render Colour - Any suggestions??

Hi did u build with johns constructions' ???

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jacana3
Mar 08, 2015 6:39 pm
joea
joea
8 March 2015

Meterbox position on narrow block

Meterbox position on narrow block
WA

I've seen a house with one right at the front of the block separate to the whole house. Not sure how they did it and if it's suitable for you situation but it might be an…

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joea
Mar 08, 2015 3:20 pm
joea

I can not afford the 120k gap from total build cost to the banks evaluation of the final product. The final tuning is just simply getting all the inclusions to be priced…

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Rip it up
Mar 07, 2015 9:01 pm
Sheilzy
Sheilzy
7 March 2015

Building Glendale 38 with Metricon @ Seaford Meadows

Building Glendale 38 with Metricon @ Seaford Meadows
SA

Wow another Glendale! It's a great design and your floor plans and selections are fantastic. Your build progress is impressive. I can't believe you only had days to wait…

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Sheilzy
Mar 07, 2015 8:38 pm
Sheilzy
Beazley77
Beazley77
7 March 2015

Structural warranty

Structural warranty
VIC

Structural warranty Is 6 years by law. Or it might be 7 in some states. That bits not negotiable. Everyone gets the same. Check out the BCA website or HIA. Some builders…

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Beazley77
Mar 07, 2015 11:19 am
Beazley77
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 March 2015

BAL Rating in NSW

BAL Rating in NSW
NSW

You may be right g59 although the OP did say they are building on an "awesome block of land in the Blue Mountains". Whether that is on a standard 600 - 800 sqm block in…

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Stewie D
Mar 07, 2015 10:52 am
sofia14
sofia14
7 March 2015

Our Summit Build in Wellard - house plans

Our Summit Build in Wellard - house plans
WA

The living area at the front is what grabbed us when we walked in the display, there aren't many without a bedroom at the front! Our build…

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sofia14
Mar 07, 2015 1:45 am
joey2506
joey2506
6 March 2015

WWYD - Neighbour cut into our land for their retaining wall

WWYD - Neighbour cut into our land for their retaining wall
VIC

I think we may just have to suck it up and try and work with the 30cm gap the best way we can. Maybe we can try and grow some shrubs in there to help hide the gap?

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joey2506
Mar 06, 2015 5:59 pm

This will be what you…

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oneJohn
Mar 06, 2015 3:20 pm
oneJohn
homeofjns
homeofjns
6 March 2015

Electrical post hand over for single storey

Electrical post hand over for single storey
NSW

Thanks a lot grom40, Pink86 and Beazley77 for your suggestions.. We are still at the tender stage and waiting for the electrical to know more about the prices. I'll keep…

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homeofjns
Mar 06, 2015 11:01 am
homeofjns
mello182
mello182
5 March 2015

Carlisle vs Henley Floor plans

Carlisle vs Henley Floor plans
VIC

Hi all, I was also thinking few things generally based on these plans -Having an activity area as carlisle floor plan around bedrooms 2,3 and 4 -henley bedroom next to…

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mello182
Mar 05, 2015 9:04 pm
ajansen
ajansen
5 March 2015

Statesman Adelaide MkII Alfresco - Barossa

Statesman Adelaide MkII Alfresco - Barossa
SA
1, 2

Hi there, How is your build going? We are hoping to build with Statesman too - in Sheidow Park.

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ajansen
Mar 05, 2015 4:46 pm


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