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unfunkable
unfunkable
3 October 2012

Canberra > Molonglo Valley > Wright

Canberra > Molonglo Valley > Wright
ACT
1, 2, 3

farout you serious.... hopefully now there are more ppl that have moved in, it will deter more pests!

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unfunkable
Oct 03, 2012 2:37 pm
Casa2
Casa2
1 October 2012

missing lights that were on inclusions list

missing lights that were on inclusions list
ACT

Oyster lights plus downlights don't sound like a good combination.

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Casa2
Oct 01, 2012 10:59 pm
newbeeinbuilding
newbeeinbuilding
10 July 2012

Colour consultant in Canberra?

Colour consultant in Canberra?
ACT

Michelle, I am also looking for a good colour consultant in Canberra. If possible could you also please send me the details. Thanks.

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newbeeinbuilding
Jul 10, 2012 2:46 pm
Rex Banner
Rex Banner
1 July 2012

Building in Canberra - Experience with Goldruby homes

Building in Canberra - Experience with Goldruby homes
ACT

Hi everyone We have just made the (terrifying) decision to build a house in Canberra. We are leaning towards Goldruby homes as a builder and have been impressed so far by…

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Rex Banner
Jul 01, 2012 10:49 pm
AnnieM
AnnieM
25 June 2012

Anyone built with Goldruby or Renaissance homes ACT?

Anyone built with Goldruby or Renaissance homes ACT?
ACT

I built with Goldruby and I am extremely happy. Before finding Mathew Smith I was having great difficulty finding a good builder at a reasonable price. Someone mentioned…

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AnnieM
Jun 25, 2012 4:23 pm
munta
munta
20 March 2012

under house garages

under house garages
ACT

regrettably i'm heritage listed, so can't go up (but i do have permission to rebuild in the original heritage style). do you have any idea how…

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munta
Mar 20, 2012 2:48 pm
Eagertobuild
Eagertobuild
1 March 2012

Building in Canberra

Building in Canberra
ACT
1, 2

I'm not quite sure about all the first time posters posting good reviews about Gold Ruby homes. Although I never dealt with Gold Ruby so they…

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Eagertobuild
Mar 01, 2012 4:45 pm
dvestate
dvestate
27 February 2012

AV Jennings in Canberra

AV Jennings in Canberra
ACT

I think most review sites have lots of negative comments about builders, most people that are happy don't even think about doing a review. My tip would be have a look…

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dvestate
Feb 27, 2012 8:46 pm
d@n
d@n
24 January 2012

External colours of new house

External colours of new house
ACT

try www.postimage.org to host an image. Can give a better judgement on colours if we see the facade design.

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d@n
Jan 24, 2012 9:22 pm
Halfkast
Halfkast
5 January 2012

List of suppliers for building a new house

List of suppliers for building a new house
ACT

Hi Guys, I'm from Canberra and am new to this forum so please do bare with me if these questions are silly or have already been posted before =) I'm building a new house…

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Halfkast
Jan 05, 2012 7:09 pm
kaBonny
kaBonny
30 December 2011

Casey in the Capital - our first build PICS ADDED!

Casey in the Capital - our first build PICS ADDED!
ACT

Hi, We recently bought a land in Booner which is almost similar in shape and size as is yours, and we are currently looking for designer and builder to build the place for…

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kaBonny
Dec 30, 2011 10:38 pm
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kiwi
Dec 18, 2011 1:10 pm
kiwi
Darth Teddy Bear
Darth Teddy Bear
30 November 2011

G J Gardner head office steps up after franchise goes bust

G J Gardner head office steps up after franchise goes bust
ACT

G'day Darth Teddy Bear, What is the latest with your house? Didn't appear to be going that well last May. I'm asking because I'm having a house…

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Darth Teddy Bear
Nov 30, 2011 7:33 am
Darth Teddy Bear
Darth Teddy Bear
Darth Teddy Bear
13 November 2011

retrospective home owners warranty

retrospective home owners warranty
ACT

Hi all, We had our original builder go into liquidation and we had another builder take over and the house is now finished and it is only now that we find out that they…

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Darth Teddy Bear
Nov 13, 2011 6:32 pm
Darth Teddy Bear
kyton
kyton
2 September 2011

Black Windows and Tiles - a few concerns!

Black Windows and Tiles - a few concerns!
ACT

We have black roof tiles and black aluminum windows / sliding doors on 3/4 of the house. Across the front which is also north facing we have decrowood aluminum to mimic…

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kyton
Sep 02, 2011 7:47 pm
kyton
umehomes
umehomes
17 August 2011

Issues after frame and brickwork inspection

Issues after frame and brickwork inspection
ACT

Just want to get some more attention, hope can get some more ideas. Thanks

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umehomes
Aug 17, 2011 8:22 pm
Trinity
Trinity
7 August 2011

Framing stage concerns, anyone can help me?

Framing stage concerns, anyone can help me?
ACT

1,2 and 4 I would not worry about at all. 3, I am unsure about as our garage had a timber frame on that external wall.

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Trinity
Aug 07, 2011 10:20 pm
B STAR
B STAR
7 August 2011

Framing noggins issue, is it normal?

Framing noggins issue, is it normal?
ACT

noggins prevent stud from bowing under weight etc. To fix this they will simply put another noggin above the existing.

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B STAR
Aug 07, 2011 8:52 pm
Jervisbay
Jervisbay
2 August 2011

Good licensed certifier in Canberra-Framing stage inspection

Good licensed certifier in Canberra-Framing stage inspection
ACT

Hi, You can visit Actpla in Dickson and request a list of licensed certifiers. Alternatively try this page http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/topics/hir ... ional/list where…

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Jervisbay
Aug 02, 2011 11:13 pm
umehomes
umehomes
29 July 2011

Recommend good private inspector in Canberra ACT

Recommend good private inspector in Canberra ACT
ACT

Try one more time, anyone know good licensed certifier for private inspection for the framing stage in Canberra ACT?

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umehomes
Jul 29, 2011 10:17 pm
joles
joles
21 June 2011

In wall cistern systems - advice and where can I buy them?

In wall cistern systems - advice and where can I buy them?
ACT

We'd have to go through the plaster. But there is no stud or anything in the way. The studs are sort of on the side of cistern if that makes sense. I'll have a look…

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joles
Jun 21, 2011 10:49 pm
joles
bashworth
bashworth
3 June 2011

building a house

building a house
ACT

To build quickly best advice I can give is Single storey To keep costs down without compromising quality right size see link http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=238

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bashworth
Jun 03, 2011 5:41 am
bashworth
bonner
bonner
26 May 2011

any one building house with Renaissance Homes in ACT ?

any one building house with Renaissance Homes in ACT ?
ACT

Hi Is any one building house with Renaissance homes in ACT ? Any feedback reviews ? I am considering Renaissance homes.

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bonner
May 26, 2011 6:33 pm
hihilyn
hihilyn
25 May 2011

Gracious living, Deemro homes or Revolution homes?

Gracious living, Deemro homes or Revolution homes?
ACT

I am also looking to buy in Bonner as well, has anyone used Ruiz Construction?

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hihilyn
May 25, 2011 9:49 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
23 February 2011

PCV not conducted??!

PCV not conducted??!
ACT

Perhaps a discounted (read as FREE) upgrade to in wall batts of 1.5 or 2.5 may be in order?

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chrisandkate
Feb 23, 2011 12:26 pm
katiehouse
katiehouse
14 December 2010

different site cost quotes and good canberra builder

different site cost quotes and good canberra builder
ACT

Thanks Kineso, That makes me feel better. Hopefully they will be able to do this battered cut thing. Sounds like its the cheaper option. good point about looking to see…

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katiehouse
Dec 14, 2010 1:27 pm
sapsukker
sapsukker
27 November 2010

House Designer/Draftsman/Architect in Canberra

House Designer/Draftsman/Architect in Canberra
ACT

No havent chosen yet. Have had some good words said about Geoff Driscoll Architects and they are southside so leaning that way.

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sapsukker
Nov 27, 2010 2:28 pm
kel
kel
20 November 2010

how many days of rain before the frame is affected?

how many days of rain before the frame is affected?
ACT

I had the same concern earlier, my floor plates color went to black from blue. guess I passed that stage, make sure you get an independent inspection after bricks and roof…

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kel
Nov 20, 2010 8:09 pm
Dollar
Dollar
15 November 2010

Colour combination - opinions please?

Colour combination - opinions please?

Casey not sure if I can be of much help but we have used Vanilla bricks for some of our house...see" Dollarz house" thread

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Dollar
Nov 15, 2010 4:03 pm
Nathan Peart
Nathan Peart
21 October 2010

help with rooflines

help with rooflines

Hi, This is the firsttime I have tried to share a file like this, so here goes. http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc3 ... ofHelp.jpg This is what your roof should…

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Nathan Peart
Oct 21, 2010 6:14 pm
Helyn
Helyn
5 October 2010

Floor Plan Advice

Floor Plan Advice
ACT

Ah ,I see what you mean now, buildingwest - yes, I agree - make the study longer up to the hallway line. With doors to close off when desired, which I think are there…

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Helyn
Oct 05, 2010 7:20 pm
Helyn
mickeyb
mickeyb
26 April 2010

"Acrylic render" or cement render with "acrylic coating"???

"Acrylic render" or cement render with "acrylic coating"???
ACT

Hi guys just found this trend, Can anyone help me on this one? What's the diffrence between the two? Which one is less prone to crack?

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mickeyb
Apr 26, 2010 6:39 am
mickeyb
roverer
roverer
2 February 2010

Building with Rawson - The Benham in Canberra

Building with Rawson - The Benham in Canberra
ACT

I've just signed a tender for a Benham, I've been told it will take approx 1 week. Has anyone else made progress with their Benham?

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roverer
Feb 02, 2010 12:58 pm
kkatt
kkatt
10 December 2009

Havingfun - Sorbetto Brick pics - Roof is on (nearly)!!!!

Havingfun - Sorbetto Brick pics - Roof is on (nearly)!!!!
ACT
1, 2

Hi everyone, Our brickies are almost done doing our house in sorbetto if anyone wants a stickie there are pics on my build thread. :D

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kkatt
Dec 10, 2009 7:30 pm
kkatt
MarkoL
MarkoL
23 November 2009

Building House in Canberra

Building House in Canberra
ACT

Hi SimI We are building with Goldruby Homes - they are super accomodating and are always happy to talk things through with you and listen to your ideas and then most…

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MarkoL
Nov 23, 2009 1:10 pm
painter
painter
11 October 2009

This painting quote must be a joke! Got a better one YAY! :)

This painting quote must be a joke! Got a better one YAY! :)
ACT
1, 2

im a fully qualified painter/decorator with over 11 years experience, it does sound a bit too steep to me...the product is a bit more expensive to use, there is alot of…

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painter
Oct 11, 2009 5:13 pm
jspitz
jspitz
7 October 2009

Anyone heard of Dulux 'Bilby' and have any thoughts?

Anyone heard of Dulux 'Bilby' and have any thoughts?
ACT

Hi, we have used the Rameau color that is very similar to your choice. When we first saw it on our house it was quite striking and I wasn't sure if it was a too strong a…

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jspitz
Oct 07, 2009 6:36 pm
Mark_ACT
Mark_ACT
25 September 2009

Search for Good Builder in Canberra

Search for Good Builder in Canberra
ACT

I don't know if you are still looking - I've only jsut stumbled across this forum. We have jsut moved into a new home in Franklin built by Vemira Design - very impressed…

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Mark_ACT
Sep 25, 2009 12:37 pm
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
3 September 2009

What render colour with Ironstone roof? Best paint? Help!

What render colour with Ironstone roof? Best paint? Help!
ACT

I love Cedar and dark greys together, maybe a lighter but not too light shade of grey. My daughter just painted a rendered wall with a Nippon paint…

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BuildingACT
Sep 03, 2009 8:51 pm
franklin_guy
franklin_guy
10 July 2009

Has anyone in Canberra used a NSW builder

Has anyone in Canberra used a NSW builder
ACT

"plot ratio must be no more than 50% of the block", that's the gross floor area of ALL storeys + garage. Too bad for all those people who bought…

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franklin_guy
Jul 10, 2009 3:32 pm
buzz
buzz
9 July 2009

havingfun - It's our turn!! Site cut today 15.6.09...pics

havingfun - It's our turn!! Site cut today 15.6.09...pics
ACT

Hi havingfun, how's it all going??? Would love to see some pics of your progress, I hope you've had some. :) buzz

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buzz
Jul 09, 2009 8:36 pm
buzz
havingfun
havingfun
29 June 2009

Cost Per SQ in Canberra

Cost Per SQ in Canberra
ACT

How long is a piece of string??? hard to give a ballpark figure as all builders have different inclusions...average probably (???) around $1250 p/sqm, add about $30,000 …

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havingfun
Jun 29, 2009 2:23 pm
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
28 June 2009

Load bearing capacity of timber floor joists..advice please!

Load bearing capacity of timber floor joists..advice please!
ACT

Thanks for the replies! I'll have to check with the company supplying the floor system about whether they're doubling up using LVL or not (the structural engineer…

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BuildingACT
Jun 28, 2009 5:15 pm
murlee
murlee
23 June 2009

Building a PAAL steel frame house

Building a PAAL steel frame house
ACT

Hi Yvette, Thanks for the info. would you be kind enough to post occasionally on how your parent's house is going? The PAAL quality looks pretty good, I hope their house…

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murlee
Jun 23, 2009 7:10 pm
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
24 May 2009

Best insulation for double brick home in the ACT??

Best insulation for double brick home in the ACT??
ACT

Sorry if it seemed I was criticising your choice ... I agree brick does look good. I'm going down the building path soon, and can only afford…

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BuildingACT
May 24, 2009 10:33 pm
digijagan
digijagan
6 May 2009

NEW HOME - YOUR SUGGESTIONS PLEASE...

NEW HOME - YOUR SUGGESTIONS PLEASE...
ACT

Hi Havingfun, Thank you for your suggestions. I’m more inclined towards having bed-2 open on the other side. Hi…

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digijagan
May 06, 2009 9:37 am
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
6 May 2009

Slab pour in a week - I'm going to forget something! Help!!!

Slab pour in a week - I'm going to forget something! Help!!!
ACT

Wow! Guess I've thought of everything! ::cool:: haha If anyone does think of anything else I need to check/think about before or during the slab pour, please let me know!! Thanks! ::wornout::

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BuildingACT
May 06, 2009 8:18 am
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
15 April 2009

HELP! Last minute plumbing decision: plastic or copper??

HELP! Last minute plumbing decision: plastic or copper??
ACT

Thanks for all the response everyone, really makes me feel a lot better to hear everyone else's experiences and thoughts! :) From the sounds of things and the research i've…

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BuildingACT
Apr 15, 2009 10:24 pm
King willy
King willy
13 April 2009

What termite protection do i need & can i do it myself?

What termite protection do i need & can i do it myself?
ACT

Hi folks Ive had a play with DIY termitte treatments. I think you will find you will not get a warrenty if you DIY. You may have problems getting the product also, as…

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King willy
Apr 13, 2009 4:50 pm
King willy

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