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batey_1020
batey_1020
14 January 2014

Solar Passive Design Help in cool climate

Solar Passive Design Help in cool climate
NSW

Bashworth, Thanks again for the input. Came to the same statement you made after doing research over the weekend. Finding it all very interesting. Jazzy Jess, Its amazing…

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batey_1020
Jan 14, 2014 11:38 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
14 January 2014

Pre-Finished solid timber V's un-Finsished solid timber

Pre-Finished solid timber V's un-Finsished solid timber
NSW

Engineered flooring is different than solid. Engineered is comprised of generally a 4mm veneer layer glued to several layers of construction ply. If it's solid floor…

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Crazyk
Jan 14, 2014 6:33 am
Crazyk
mb21
mb21
13 January 2014

Boral velour Volcanic brick

Boral velour Volcanic brick
NSW

Hi all We are hoping that someone has built a house using the Boral velour Volcanic brick and can either let us know what other colours they used for the facade or better…

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mb21
Jan 13, 2014 10:37 pm
Onewheel
Onewheel
13 January 2014

Building the Majestic 40 - now another pool problem :( :(

Building the Majestic 40 - now another pool problem :( :(
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

No, no news on the pool front. The pool builder promised to finish off things before Xmas, but as per usual, this didn't happen, so another email sent to them asking what…

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Onewheel
Jan 13, 2014 6:22 pm
Lenny171
Lenny171
13 January 2014

Pearl white vs off white windows..

Pearl white vs off white windows..
QLD

We picked pearl white and surfmist garage as well. We were concerned about the starkness too but we have had Primrose forever and hated them they were impossible to match…

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Lenny171
Jan 13, 2014 2:29 pm
deluxes
deluxes
13 January 2014

New Home Construction Material Toxins and Young Children

New Home Construction Material Toxins and Young Children
VIC

Indoor plants (real ones) are great for cleaning the air for this exact purpose... Whilst I dont exactly know the ins and outs of the potential damages or exactly how…

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deluxes
Jan 13, 2014 2:01 pm
deluxes
mikel03
mikel03
13 January 2014

Progress Payments

Progress Payments
VIC

Thanks, Ill have a look. We've paid the first 5% already, so hopefully the the last 15% for the slab stage will be due after.

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mikel03
Jan 13, 2014 10:42 am
belije
belije
11 January 2014

Kitchen

Kitchen
WA

Thanks, sounds like it'll be fine, I think it will be, hubby wasn't so sure, I don't think it's huge, but think it's still a good size, and you should see my WIP!!! It's a…

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belije
Jan 11, 2014 11:49 pm
bashworth
bashworth
11 January 2014

Plaster Joins Visible & Handover

Plaster Joins Visible & Handover
VIC

You are the customer! Tell them you aren't happy! If you aren't confident, and you seem to have other issues its probably worth getting an inspector to help you.

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bashworth
Jan 11, 2014 6:34 pm
bashworth
magical
magical
11 January 2014

Anyone contacted these guys ?

Anyone contacted these guys ?
NSW

Hi all, Just thought I would post an update on the people who say the are trying to create a website for home owners to use to control their build. I had my hubby contact…

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magical
Jan 11, 2014 12:06 pm
belije
belije
11 January 2014

Builders for sloping blocks in WA

Builders for sloping blocks in WA
WA

We have a sloping block, 2 mtres over the building area, were just about to sign with Dale Alcock, and they came back saying they won't build over a 1.5m slope…… so…

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belije
Jan 11, 2014 12:04 am
Speedwaychick68
Speedwaychick68
10 January 2014

Building with Gemmill in Oakford - wood look tiles

Building with Gemmill in Oakford - wood look tiles
WA
1, 2

I have been wanting get wood flooring but I do like the wood look tiles but didn't want the grout gaps between.I didn't realise they did them as a rectified too!! Oh OH…

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Speedwaychick68
Jan 10, 2014 6:42 pm
Speedwaychick68
Cameron32
Cameron32
10 January 2014

New brick and colorbond colour

New brick and colorbond colour
VIC

i was used pgh sorbetto, colour looks similar of yours..

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Cameron32
Jan 10, 2014 6:21 pm
Cameron32
daviboy
daviboy
10 January 2014

Is Building Just Too Risky?

Is Building Just Too Risky?
VIC
1, 2

I'm new to this concept too. Recently got engaged and we just bought a block of land. We could've just bought an established home, but it's never going to be EXACTLY how…

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daviboy
Jan 10, 2014 4:19 pm
Rols77
Rols77
10 January 2014

Fortitude 32 - by "M" Alamanda, Point Cook

Fortitude 32 - by "M" Alamanda, Point Cook
VIC

Hey guys Ill bumpt this thread. How did you all go with the Fortitude? My wife and I will be building the Fortitude 32 with M (Californian) next year. Would love to…

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Rols77
Jan 10, 2014 12:18 pm
nicki_p
nicki_p
10 January 2014

Dulux Stepney

Dulux Stepney
NSW

That's looks great. Your house is beautiful :) We want Stepney on the whole house tho so not sure if it will be too dark? Do you feel yours looks dark in real life?

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nicki_p
Jan 10, 2014 7:31 am
Sanna
Sanna
9 January 2014

Sbg group

Sbg group
VIC

Hi anyone building with SBG group? In Victoria

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Sanna
Jan 09, 2014 10:20 pm
mishl_123
mishl_123
9 January 2014

Classic cream OR paperbark???

Classic cream OR paperbark???
SA

That's great vladmari, ill have to keep up to date with your build for pics :)

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mishl_123
Jan 09, 2014 10:10 pm
mishl_123
pengruijun
pengruijun
9 January 2014

Defective brickwork and mortar work - advice needed.

Defective brickwork and mortar work - advice needed.
VIC

so sad. render will lose the style of your new home design.

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pengruijun
Jan 09, 2014 3:32 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
9 January 2014

Looking for Custom Home Builder - SE Suburbs Melbourne

Looking for Custom Home Builder - SE Suburbs Melbourne
VIC

Dbird who did you end up building with and why? Sent from my iPhone using

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Crazyk
Jan 09, 2014 1:10 pm
Crazyk
hachy
hachy
9 January 2014

Hickinbotham build progress - Progress update

Hickinbotham build progress - Progress update
SA
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looks wonderful joane, love the facials scott is pulling in the pics haha.

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hachy
Jan 09, 2014 11:51 am
hachy
wguillilland
wguillilland
9 January 2014

Timber or Steel Frame?

Timber or Steel Frame?

I found this article and I think it explains the pros and cons of each really well, thought I'd share - http://www.desudesignerhomes.com.au/timber-or-steel/ More than…

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wguillilland
Jan 09, 2014 9:57 am
Casa2
Casa2
8 January 2014

Brickwork Defect: Misaligned Mortar Joints - Advice Needed

Brickwork Defect: Misaligned Mortar Joints - Advice Needed
VIC

If the perpends are 20 mm that is a defect. Clear and simple. Good luck.

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Casa2
Jan 08, 2014 10:48 pm
dannimick
dannimick
8 January 2014

Getting quotes for new build!

Getting quotes for new build!
SA

Awesome thanks :) defiantly what we were after! I'll look at the sites now x

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dannimick
Jan 08, 2014 9:31 pm
madison35
madison35
8 January 2014

creating STC for solar hot water system

creating STC for solar hot water system
NSW

Has anyone had solar HWS included as part of their build and then gone on to registering the STCs themselves? Reading…

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madison35
Jan 08, 2014 6:21 pm
hunk_ktm
hunk_ktm
8 January 2014

New build - Framing Stage (splits in the wood & more)

New build - Framing Stage (splits in the wood & more)
QLD

Hi Matt, Thank you for replying and providing your views on the framing stage work done. My builder reckons the frame work done meets the standard . He also said that…

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hunk_ktm
Jan 08, 2014 12:51 pm
KGsGirl
KGsGirl
8 January 2014

Land Excavation question!

Land Excavation question!
NSW

I agree with the above - they cannot over charge you and then charge you again for their incompetence!

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KGsGirl
Jan 08, 2014 11:38 am
KGsGirl
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
8 January 2014

Anyone knockdown/ rebuild with clarendon

Anyone knockdown/ rebuild with clarendon
NSW

Get a breakdown of those figures. They can often hide allowances for stuff you don't require. "Council and other…

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Bluesuede
Jan 08, 2014 11:08 am
Bluesuede
Athelas
Athelas
8 January 2014

Relocating vehicle cross over

Relocating vehicle cross over
VIC

Hi guys I was quoted $3200 to relocate a vehicle cross over which includes removing the existing one and reconstruction of the kerb. It's a standard job with no trees,…

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Athelas
Jan 08, 2014 7:42 am
Sunshine2013
Sunshine2013
8 January 2014

Holding Deposit on Land - Vendor wants to increase price.

Holding Deposit on Land - Vendor wants to increase price.
NSW
1, 2

The agent should be questioning the motives of there clients, if they're advertising one figure and only accepting a…

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Sunshine2013
Jan 08, 2014 12:11 am
Sunshine2013
Jasper 26
Jasper 26
7 January 2014

Sub-Surface Water

Sub-Surface Water
NSW

Hi, Yesterday I was searching for roots from trees that were removed when my block was cleared last year. I knew where they were located and started poking around only to…

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Jasper 26
Jan 07, 2014 4:34 pm
Jasper 26
jabbriel
jabbriel
7 January 2014

New Dimension Homes and Icon Homes

New Dimension Homes and Icon Homes
VIC

our house was built approx 6 years ago by New Dimension Homes and we have just found out our ducted heating system that never gets past 20 degrees is the wrong size unit…

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jabbriel
Jan 07, 2014 2:48 pm
Wildcats
Wildcats
7 January 2014

Landsdale Corimbia Build - Celebration Homes KHO by XMAS!!!

Landsdale Corimbia Build - Celebration Homes KHO by XMAS!!!
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Eddie We haven't moved in yet, the painting has just been finished and we still need to get the carpet and flooring laid, so we are moving in over the Australia Day…

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Wildcats
Jan 07, 2014 10:05 am
Scott2233
Scott2233
6 January 2014

classica xxl laminate flooring

classica xxl laminate flooring
VIC

you might want to post this in the flooring sub forum: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewforum.php?f=7 There are HN…

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Scott2233
Jan 06, 2014 11:19 pm
Rachi
Rachi
6 January 2014

What are you doing while you wait?

What are you doing while you wait?
VIC

we purchased a heap of ornamental grass and palm tree seeds of ebay and have been attempting to grow plants for our new garden its a very slow process with limited success…

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Rachi
Jan 06, 2014 9:47 pm
Oran Park 660 Corner
Oran Park 660 Corner
6 January 2014

Building with Rawson at Oran Park

Building with Rawson at Oran Park
NSW

If you ask around you might just find your neighbor from across the road on this forum :wink:

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Oran Park 660 Corner
Jan 06, 2014 8:08 pm
Oran Park 660 Corner
mpp
mpp
6 January 2014

Sloping block site cut and levelling

Sloping block site cut and levelling
VIC

Thanks everyone this gives some idea as to what to expect

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mpp
Jan 06, 2014 6:56 pm
lalabk
lalabk
6 January 2014

Grey Gum Estate Kellyville land registration

Grey Gum Estate Kellyville land registration
NSW
1, 2

Congrats to all on your acquirement, as settlement is finalised. Have a happy Build and enjoy your journey.

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lalabk
Jan 06, 2014 5:13 pm
lalabk
jj1
jj1
6 January 2014

Any experience with Wincrest?

Any experience with Wincrest?
NSW

Hi Caff, we have been in our place since July 2012 and are very happy. Our building experience was good and if we were to build again would certainly have Wincrest in the…

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jj1
Jan 06, 2014 3:19 pm
batey_1020
batey_1020
6 January 2014

Building a Shed to Meet Class 1A

Building a Shed to Meet Class 1A
NSW

I'm curious what it takes to build a shed to meet Class 1a Standards I'm looking into building one on a small acreage as a cheap housing solution for a number of…

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batey_1020
Jan 06, 2014 3:03 pm
JB1
JB1
6 January 2014

Owner builder question!

Owner builder question!

Well if you can finance it, then OB will be cheaper. No brainer to me

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JB1
Jan 06, 2014 12:21 am
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Sambogirl81
Jan 05, 2014 9:56 pm
jenm
jenm
5 January 2014

Building a Modified Coral Daydream 28 (hopefully)

Building a Modified Coral Daydream 28 (hopefully)
QLD

Hi, our plan has parts of a daydream in it, extreamlly modified though. I want to post pics and share but my only internet is my mobile so can't get my pics up. Good luck…

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jenm
Jan 05, 2014 9:07 am
jenm
FairmontSAcustom
FairmontSAcustom
4 January 2014

Can't get an accurate quote.

Can't get an accurate quote.
SA
1, 2

Yay, in the meantime would love to see the plans that you have and know where you are building. The nosy side in me coming out :)

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FairmontSAcustom
Jan 04, 2014 9:35 pm
HeathWilD
HeathWilD
3 January 2014

Penalty for delayed completion date

Penalty for delayed completion date
ACT

Depending on the exact wording of the contract how much time was allowed for the industry shutdown over christmas? Our contract states 5 weeks. How many rain days are the…

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HeathWilD
Jan 03, 2014 9:23 am
HeathWilD
1rocky
1rocky
3 January 2014

Who to build with?

Who to build with?
NSW

hi maybe a bit late(i have had no internet) i built with adenbrook homes and would highly recommend them also i have been watching a withers home being built high quality

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1rocky
Jan 03, 2014 7:24 am


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