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News update 2008-05-17: It is our second birthday and in celebration and as per the continuous requests from you to expand our database, we are adding 25 brand new plans for your viewing pleasure and in the process taking our total plan database from 75plans to 100plans! We would like to thank you dearly for your support over the last two years!
News update 2007-02-02: A document database download centre is launched for City council application forms, third party guides and many useful documents. This will be a huge help as many of these documents is not available elsewhere on the internet. Enjoy and please remember to rate this site on the left! (Go to downloads now!)
News update 2007-01-10: With silly season behind us and most of us back in the rat race, it is with pride that we kick off the year with 10 brand new very helpful articles to view at your leisure and to aid you in your building endeavours. We will also be adding new house plans to the database soon and lots more to come!!
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