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travisaus
travisaus
9 July 2013

Tree roots

Tree roots
TAS

I've posted this before... Do not get the tree stumps ground out!!! You need to have the root ball removed in order to build over the location of a significant tree.…

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travisaus
Jul 09, 2013 10:23 pm
harshmalviya
harshmalviya
9 July 2013

sewer and drainage easement

sewer and drainage easement
SA

Thank you very much for the information, Sir. Much appreciate it.

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harshmalviya
Jul 09, 2013 9:34 pm
71monaro
71monaro
9 July 2013

Where to start when building a house?

Where to start when building a house?
SA

Hi KathleenandCraig, hope you had good advice from banks and were not put off. We bought land in Node 1 that we liked (high side, wide front) and designed the house…

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71monaro
Jul 09, 2013 9:34 pm
enelya
enelya
9 July 2013

BUILDING IN AVONLEE WITH GOODLIFE HOMES

BUILDING IN AVONLEE WITH GOODLIFE HOMES
WA
1 ... 30, 31, 32

love the chalkboard!!! fantastic idea!! you can also DIY chalkboard paint... if anyone is interested! love martha stewart!! i had heaps of leftover grout and Dulux had…

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enelya
Jul 09, 2013 5:17 pm
enelya
Hamilton23
Hamilton23
9 July 2013

Building the Wisdom Serenity - Framed !!!

Building the Wisdom Serenity - Framed !!!
NSW
1, 2

hey Hamilton23, thanks things are going quick, i like the color of your brick you should be in your house before christmas, nice…

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Hamilton23
Jul 09, 2013 2:46 pm
kexkez
kexkez
9 July 2013

Concrete v wood for second level floor?

Concrete v wood for second level floor?
WA

And ducted aircon/ reverse cycle? How does the ducting work.with concrete flooring? 2

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kexkez
Jul 09, 2013 1:13 pm
kexkez

Can anyone recommend a concreter in Point Cook?

Can anyone recommend a concreter in Point Cook?
VIC
1, 2

Hi everyone, I live in Point Cook myself and do concreting - Driveways, paths, shed slabs, exposed aggregate and much more... Please feel free to look at our website

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PtCook_Landscaping
Jul 09, 2013 12:56 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
8 July 2013

lifestyle 300.. wall pics :)

lifestyle 300.. wall pics :)
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hows it all going?? ::lol:: You must be all locked up by now! Hope everything is ok ::kiss::

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xxkatxx
Jul 08, 2013 11:45 pm
judydg
judydg
8 July 2013

Air Conditioning in a two storey home

Air Conditioning in a two storey home
WA

With my build I got the aircon company to design the system based on the plans then the builder has made provision for the ducting on the plans. We aren't paying a mark…

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judydg
Jul 08, 2013 10:34 pm
judydg
judydg
8 July 2013

what is the AC provision for 2 storey home?

what is the AC provision for 2 storey home?
SA

You will need to get an a/c company to design a system based on your plans and then ensure the builder includes the voids necessary for the ducting. If you have a concrete…

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judydg
Jul 08, 2013 10:18 pm
fzncloud
fzncloud
8 July 2013

Build with Mode Architectural? Bondor ceilings?

Build with Mode Architectural? Bondor ceilings?
VIC

Hi everyone! My partner and I are finally coming out of forum lurker mode and have now made an account to join in with the conversations! We are starting our adventure…

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fzncloud
Jul 08, 2013 6:03 pm
Ca6leguy
Ca6leguy
8 July 2013

Ducted AC Zoning

Ducted AC Zoning
NSW

I'm trying to figure out what is the best way to zone my first floor. I have 2 zones to play with. There are 5 bedroom and a living area on the first floor. Should I zone…

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Ca6leguy
Jul 08, 2013 5:53 pm
Wateman
Wateman
8 July 2013

1st home buyers : TurnKey package - Burnbank

1st home buyers : TurnKey package - Burnbank
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi devils_advocate, Just wondering how your build is going or if you have any updates? I am thinking about purchasing an almost identical townhouse by Burbank in…

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Wateman
Jul 08, 2013 5:52 pm
Wateman
animal
animal
8 July 2013

11.28m block at canterbury council knock down rebuild

11.28m block at canterbury council knock down rebuild
NSW

Hi pmpbj, Welcome to the forums. My block is 12.19m wide. We have built 3m from northern boundary. Only single garage at front as we have rear lane access for the other…

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animal
Jul 08, 2013 5:14 pm
kellyt1992
kellyt1992
8 July 2013

Building in Aveley, Vale. Home Group WA, The Retreat

Building in Aveley, Vale. Home Group WA, The Retreat
WA
1, 2

Yay, another person in the Vale! So excited to start our build here!

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kellyt1992
Jul 08, 2013 2:57 pm
kellyt1992
Althom
Althom
8 July 2013

Anyone have a Paperbark Colorbond roof??

Anyone have a Paperbark Colorbond roof??
WA

Can't remember exactly but it wasn't a great deal to add them.

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Althom
Jul 08, 2013 12:10 pm
Althom
lmille32
lmille32
8 July 2013

Affordable Living Homes. I am having problems with them.

Affordable Living Homes. I am having problems with them.
WA

Hi, I'm not entirely sure on a lot of that stuff but you did sign a contract and pay the deposit. The reason they get you to pay a deposit is in case you pull out like you…

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lmille32
Jul 08, 2013 12:08 pm
lmille32
Cl_gr
Cl_gr
8 July 2013

Help with colour choices for flooring!

Help with colour choices for flooring!
WA

Hi, I am building a house with WA Country Builders in the great southern region of WA. We are about 6-8 weeks away from completion, and so I am now busily trying to figure…

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Cl_gr
Jul 08, 2013 10:32 am
Pawer
Pawer
8 July 2013

Building in Georges Fair or Voyager Point

Building in Georges Fair or Voyager Point
NSW

according to GF website, there will be new release call Greenway. I reckon, it should be cheaper than aurora release.

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Pawer
Jul 08, 2013 2:30 am
Metroid
Metroid
7 July 2013

Warragul builder?

Warragul builder?
VIC

Hey welcome to the forum. I'm currently building with fairhaven in Warragul, my threads below in my sig. Happy to provide general advice about West Gippsland if you need…

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Metroid
Jul 07, 2013 10:08 pm
bradster181
bradster181
7 July 2013

:(Slab set back too far back, no backyard, slight land slope

:(Slab set back too far back, no backyard, slight land slope
WA

In that case where are the pictures of the progress to feed the picture piggies on homeone....:lol:

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bradster181
Jul 07, 2013 11:28 am
bradster181
Ricaaaa
Ricaaaa
6 July 2013

Time frame after Lock up stage

Time frame after Lock up stage
ACT

our SS gave us a 6 to 8 weeks time frame from lock up to PCI and then a week after for keys. if this is true only time will tell.

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Ricaaaa
Jul 06, 2013 9:17 pm
Ricaaaa
Killer9
Killer9
6 July 2013

Affordable Living Homes - anyone built with them?

Affordable Living Homes - anyone built with them?
WA
1, 2

Hi all, My fiance and I went to Affordabale Living Homes and after talking to the sales rep there, we signed up for house and land package. Signed the form that says we…

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Killer9
Jul 06, 2013 1:35 pm
jaceb
jaceb
5 July 2013

How long until land settlement

How long until land settlement
VIC

In contrast, I settled on my land before roads were finished, and street lights and services weren't even completed. I've now been settled on the land for over a month,…

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jaceb
Jul 06, 2013 12:08 am
jaceb
BJ88
BJ88
5 July 2013

Cost of building with Colorbond vs Tile roof

Cost of building with Colorbond vs Tile roof
WA
1, 2

Consider the added cost of servicing a house Electrical / Cabling and HVAC Wise if you go with a colourbond house. It makes it much more labour intensive in many cases…

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BJ88
Jul 05, 2013 2:51 pm
BJ88
Squeeks
Squeeks
5 July 2013

Colour matching advice- Austral Brampton

Colour matching advice- Austral Brampton
NSW

Sure :D It's http://www.ourmontecarlo.blogspot.com.au/ I've just realised I haven't really put any external photos up (other than one of the alfresco which shows the…

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Squeeks
Jul 05, 2013 12:49 pm
Mullet
Mullet
5 July 2013

Building in Perth- Change during construction.

Building in Perth- Change during construction.
WA

Thats a major change and a big job that would cost. Not something I would want to do after slab was down. Should have picked it up prior to ITC drawings.

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Mullet
Jul 05, 2013 10:47 am
bashworth
bashworth
5 July 2013

Correct water pipe size?

Correct water pipe size?
WA

There are a range of sizes depending on things like materials, however the standard domestic water supply is based on a 20mm diameter meter.

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bashworth
Jul 05, 2013 5:06 am
bashworth
lmille32
lmille32
4 July 2013

Please help with our floor plan

Please help with our floor plan
VIC

Yeah it might not save you thousands but it will save you something. For my build we're counting pennies so every little bit counts :)

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lmille32
Jul 04, 2013 2:58 pm
lmille32
Waratah_slopes
Waratah_slopes
4 July 2013

Hebel Renderer Issue

Hebel Renderer Issue
NSW

Hi All, We are building a new home in the blue mountains and am getting crazy from the Hebel Renderer! He was over a month late, promised he'd be here Sunday, then…

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Waratah_slopes
Jul 04, 2013 12:51 pm
donna61
donna61
3 July 2013

Removalist wanted - caring, careful, considered MANDURAH

Removalist wanted - caring, careful, considered MANDURAH
WA

We had Allied Pickford's move us back from Tasmania and all we had was one broken glass. They did a fantastic job, but that's for bigger moves though

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donna61
Jul 03, 2013 10:16 pm
building-expert
building-expert
3 July 2013

Sewer Pipe Depth

Sewer Pipe Depth
VIC

Builder is required to satisfy himself of the foundation data before entering building contract, this means that if the information was there and he missed it I would ask…

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building-expert
Jul 03, 2013 9:54 pm
building-expert
Vetra43
Vetra43
3 July 2013

Entrance door colour to match caoba dawn garage door

Entrance door colour to match caoba dawn garage door
VIC

Thanks Novice & Jen , I wish I could afford a stained door but that's out of question for now. For now I am looking at the closest paint color to match coaba dawn. Any…

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Vetra43
Jul 03, 2013 9:52 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
3 July 2013

What do you do before you've had time to landscape?

What do you do before you've had time to landscape?
NSW

We had serious clay issues and no driveway for about 3 months in winter - I used all the appliance boxes and really any boxes we could get hold of and they were put down…

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bluesteel
Jul 03, 2013 9:25 pm
bluesteel
Zalira
Zalira
3 July 2013

Zalira's build

Zalira's build
QLD

We had 8 painters at the house yesterday and the painting was due to be finished today. I think the electrician is doing the lighting on Monday. We are due to have carpet,…

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Zalira
Jul 03, 2013 5:17 pm
Zalira
Vetra43
Vetra43
3 July 2013

Laminex espresso ligna silk finish pics plz?

Laminex espresso ligna silk finish pics plz?
VIC

Thanks Gogo and Jan, That helps really, Both your kitchens look wonderful, and I too have a window as splashback like both of you. So looking forward to see mine when…

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Vetra43
Jul 03, 2013 10:53 am
BrownKokonut
BrownKokonut
3 July 2013

Our Marbella Build with Porter Davis

Our Marbella Build with Porter Davis
VIC
1, 2

We have completed our base stage. The house inspector came last week and gave us their report, and there were some defects needing attention which I've forwarded to the…

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BrownKokonut
Jul 03, 2013 4:10 am
balilover
balilover
2 July 2013

316 Marine grade fan recommendations

316 Marine grade fan recommendations
NSW

We are getting a 316 marine grade stainless steel fan for our alfresco area, and it can't be in a room with at least 3 walls as we only have 2 walls on our alfresco. Can…

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balilover
Jul 02, 2013 10:39 pm
Jasgirl
Jasgirl
2 July 2013

Custom Build Western Sydney

Custom Build Western Sydney
NSW

Attempting to start my own thread and upload pictures for feedback but no idea how to do it! Can someone please educate me? Thanks

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Jasgirl
Jul 02, 2013 9:57 pm
JB1
JB1
2 July 2013

Drainage Variation due to Builder Oversight?

Drainage Variation due to Builder Oversight?
VIC

I didn't read that part... Nothing gets past you! :D

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JB1
Jul 02, 2013 9:21 pm
mihic
mihic
2 July 2013

Floortech

Floortech
WA

I am considering building a new home with the Floortech system and would value feedback from people that has built a home using this system. If you built again would you…

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mihic
Jul 02, 2013 9:05 pm
donna61
donna61
2 July 2013

pendant over rectangular dining table

pendant over rectangular dining table
ACT

loads of ideas on houzz.com shape won't matter, they all look good.

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donna61
Jul 02, 2013 8:25 pm
Mikeann
Mikeann
2 July 2013

Austral Bricks

Austral Bricks
NSW

Kidsbuggingme and Nitro, i ended up going to Austral display centre this morning and had a good look at the Freedom and you are right, the quality of the Topaz is much…

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Mikeann
Jul 02, 2013 12:13 pm
voni74
voni74
2 July 2013

Building the Atlantique Mk2 with Carlisle Homes

Building the Atlantique Mk2 with Carlisle Homes
VIC
1, 2, 3

We have a PCI date. :: It's next Monday July 8th. The inspection from the construction manager went well apparently so hopefully we will be moving into our new home soon! :z:

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voni74
Jul 02, 2013 10:07 am

Does anyone know what this is?

Does anyone know what this is?
QLD

I would also say it would be a sewer inspection point.

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1sttimebuilding2012
Jul 01, 2013 11:25 pm
elle
elle
1 July 2013

House facing the wrong way? & a tile question!

House facing the wrong way? & a tile question!
WA

I honestly think they just plonked it on the plan- we are on a corner block so it is facing a road however there is a stream running along that side therefore you cannot…

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elle
Jul 01, 2013 5:51 pm
6v87qe
6v87qe
1 July 2013

final drawing is done, comments welcomed

final drawing is done, comments welcomed
WA

Also, pay close attention to sound proofing. You have your master bedroom over the garage so if you and your partner start your days at different…

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6v87qe
Jul 01, 2013 3:28 pm
Forg
Forg
1 July 2013

Can't I Pick My Own Sink?

Can't I Pick My Own Sink?
VIC

I'm not convinced that the cost is higher,…

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Forg
Jul 01, 2013 1:54 pm


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