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Haven't started building yet but here are our choices. We are lovingly calling our house the 50 shades of grey house lol. Roof: Classic Tiles - Colour: Steel Fascia &…

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Tracyt
May 28, 2017 3:29 pm
Tracyt

Front porch slope.. is this normal standards?

Front porch slope.. is this normal standards?

Have you measured the gradient of the slope? A certain degree of slope will be required for water runoff but based on the pictures it does look quite noticeable. It also…

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pickylady
May 28, 2017 10:13 am

Rights with fixing defects? hand over in 3 days! (VIC)

Rights with fixing defects? hand over in 3 days! (VIC)

I can say in 12 months much of this will be forgotten and laughed about - but at the time is real and VERY annoying. Your desperation plays into their hands - ie they…

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Saint Mike
May 28, 2017 7:29 am
Saint Mike
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
Yesterday

House side concrete drainage

House side concrete drainage

Add builders using building surveyors into that mix that are impacted by conflict of interest and we have a mess!

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SaveH2O
May 27, 2017 10:27 pm
SaveH2O
phantaztik
phantaztik
Yesterday

Austral Nougat Bricks

Austral Nougat Bricks

Realised i never replied to this. There was some discolouration to a few of my bricks that developed over the course of the build. The builder got someone out to clean the…

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phantaztik
May 27, 2017 10:25 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
Yesterday

Payment of Stages - 90% paid... so much not done (help!!!)

Payment of Stages - 90% paid... so much not done (help!!!)

I was in a similar boat. If you paid $20000 for aircon remember builder is making profit. You still have a HIA contract for completion by a specific date. Before you…

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Gaudi
May 27, 2017 6:53 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
Yesterday

Rename rooms on existing floor plan

Rename rooms on existing floor plan

Are you keeping the house? The lower valuation is good to reduce your rates. Extra bedroom on paper will increase rates. When you are selling you can list how you like…

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Gaudi
May 27, 2017 6:43 pm

So far...my new house :) FRONT VIEW - A bit of advice needed

So far...my new house :) FRONT VIEW - A bit of advice needed

Maybe also - check out what's around you. The colours being used. I like lighter. House looking good.

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Saint Mike
May 27, 2017 8:41 am
Saint Mike
jemmalee
jemmalee
26 May

My First Build!

My First Build!

I'm a first home owner and I have started saving for a deposit to buy my block in Northam, WA. The blocks are super cheap there for the size and only 40 minutes to…

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jemmalee
May 26, 2017 10:49 pm
Joker
Joker
26 May

Where to start - renovation

Where to start - renovation

Start with Draftsman to get plans so u know what's getting done, this way you will be guided by the Draftsman as to the process. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
May 26, 2017 10:22 pm

Infinity Pools - Look great but are they a pain?

Infinity Pools - Look great but are they a pain?

We had an 8m x 4m fibreglass pool a few years back and it was honestly great. Kids loved it. (as much as they could, we're in melbourne after all) But now at our new…

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energy4anarchy
May 25, 2017 9:24 pm
pickylady
pickylady
25 May

No cost breakdown without $25k deposit. Is this right?

No cost breakdown without $25k deposit. Is this right?

That is too high for an initial deposit before breakdown. You should not be signing any contract until you see the breakdown in costs and conditions. A small initial…

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pickylady
May 25, 2017 1:21 pm

Solar Quotes.. Help!

Solar Quotes.. Help!

Hey Ryalls I just sent you a mess

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BrownDog77
May 25, 2017 1:15 pm
pickylady
pickylady
25 May

Can you recommend a handheld vacumme?

Can you recommend a handheld vacumme?
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I got one of the Dyson stick vacs when they first came out and it is still going strong. I do leave it on charge permanently and it doesn't seem to have affected the…

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pickylady
May 25, 2017 1:00 pm
pickylady
pickylady
25 May

Internal door height - 2040 or 2340?

Internal door height - 2040 or 2340?
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I think with 2.7m ceilings the extra height really does look better if you can afford it. But I also think it is one of those things that isn't a huge deal if you don't…

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pickylady
May 25, 2017 12:48 pm

Anyone building Capri 25 with Coral Homes?

Anyone building Capri 25 with Coral Homes?

We thought it was worth it I have pics of it in my thread too

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BrownDog77
May 25, 2017 11:02 am
Radic
Radic
24 May

help with colour scheme for painting

help with colour scheme for painting

G'day there my mothers house is in need of a paint job internally and externally and we have a colour issue. The previous owner chose a complimentary colour scheme with…

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Radic
May 24, 2017 7:03 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
24 May

need bricks

need bricks

These companies advertise that they match bricks; however, I can't imagine that such an undertaking would be perfect nor…

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arcadelt
May 24, 2017 12:01 pm

Paying for Quotes

Paying for Quotes

If they want the work they'll do the quote. If they are busy they may well quote high and request estimate fees. If they are that hard up for minor cash I'd be wary of…

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Saint Mike
May 23, 2017 8:04 am
Saint Mike

Quality of render finish

Quality of render finish

Thanks for the feedback. We have PCI on Thursday so we will see what the Site Manager will do about it. I'm thinking they will paint it.

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bubblynutter
May 22, 2017 7:01 pm
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Dkjh
May 22, 2017 6:36 pm

Relocate Home

Relocate Home

A 3 bed house is a pretty big home to move, but I'm pretty sure it can be done. Best you find someone who has had experience doing it and get quotes from them to get a…

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ThomasMaloney
May 22, 2017 12:17 am
ThomasMaloney
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

JG King complaints

JG King complaints

I feel for you. What stage are you at? Are you past Fixing. I did not negotiate a higher than standard rate for being over contact and am still paying the…

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 2:49 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

Builders ran over fence... who fixes it?

Builders ran over fence... who fixes it?

Why ask the question when you are not even sure who did the damage? Hilarious.

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 2:41 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

Gas company wanting to lift driveway.

Gas company wanting to lift driveway.

A crossover is the driveway that crosses over the footpath outside your house. You do not have a crossover on your property. Your post makes no sense.

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 2:37 pm

Who is building at Heritage Parc Rutherford?

Who is building at Heritage Parc Rutherford?

Hi, We have just put our holding deposit on a block of land at Heritage Parc (Driving Range Release). Is there anyone else building at Heritage Parc?

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LozandMitch
May 20, 2017 6:30 pm

Noosa 26 - Hallway wall Recess

Noosa 26 - Hallway wall Recess

I am currently building a new home with Coral homes. I am building a Noosa 26. I am just wondering if anyone knows the size of the two wall recess in the hall way ? Thank you

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Emily Jane
May 20, 2017 6:04 pm
bigniqiu
bigniqiu
19 May

who is liable for this issue

who is liable for this issue

"someone put a small pipe as in the photo, so the water won't be able to release if the rain is a bit heavy" Wow that makes sense - NOT. Let me save you some time. Suck…

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bigniqiu
May 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Joker
Joker
19 May

Wood or tiles?

Wood or tiles?

Tiles better, but some now are using floating wood floors, ask wood floor specialists if guarantees are still OK with floating wood floor, if yes, it's a good indication…

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Joker
May 19, 2017 1:49 pm

Display home insurance

Display home insurance

Dear Members, For all your future reference you may try at The Builders Insurance Broker.

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barkprocom
May 19, 2017 10:05 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
19 May

Construction Insurance

Construction Insurance

In NSW, and I think Australia wide, it is compulsory and your builder should arrange it.

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arcadelt
May 19, 2017 8:00 am
algernon
algernon
18 May

True or Magnetic North ????

True or Magnetic North ????

Every survey and plan I've ever seen references grid north (close to, if not exactly on, true north). I've never seen magnetic north used, and can't think of any reason…

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algernon
May 18, 2017 11:21 pm

New house: Clean garage floors?

New house: Clean garage floors?

yes our garage floor is atrocious and covered in paint and polyurethane spilled from when they did the timber floors. I asked will it be cleaned and they said "no not…

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Megandruss
May 16, 2017 11:06 pm
jasmunder
jasmunder
16 May

Site Costs in Woodlea

Site Costs in Woodlea

Hi Swasaa, Site costs at is bit higher than than estate. It is due to sandy soil. Henley, Burbank etc base their quotes on M class slab and charge extra if cost goes up.…

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jasmunder
May 16, 2017 8:52 pm
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Saint Mike
May 16, 2017 3:30 pm
Saint Mike

Clean fill needed. Sydney

Clean fill needed. Sydney

Check gumtree. I got my contacts from there

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captaincaveman
May 16, 2017 1:34 pm
Berek
Berek
15 May

We are in a builders nightmare

We are in a builders nightmare

Hello Maxime, If you need any consultation on Building Permit or else with any other issues, please do call or email us. Details below Name: Vipul T: 0413 292 932 E:

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Berek
May 15, 2017 9:23 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
15 May

Deck staining colour advice - penetrating oils, painting, or

Deck staining colour advice - penetrating oils, painting, or

Sorry I can't help with advice but your post has made me realised we will have the exact same issue! Blackbutt floors opening into merbau deck! I'll keep the stain in…

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Ezza78
May 15, 2017 1:00 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 May

Henley, Metricon, Simonds, AV Jennings, Dennis Family Homes,

Henley, Metricon, Simonds, AV Jennings, Dennis Family Homes,

If you own any home built over 10 years ago by the major builders in Victoria, it is likely you have windows with an inline reveal. You can easily replace these windows…

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ECOECO
May 14, 2017 2:55 pm
ECOECO
random111
random111
13 May

Demolition recommendation

Demolition recommendation

Cheers I'm managing project Just got a family member who's an architect builder and is helping me out along the way Win-win relationship thus far

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random111
May 13, 2017 11:15 am

Ignore independent building inspection at your peril!

Ignore independent building inspection at your peril!
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Building surveyor will be good at statutory inspections and to check building compliance however there is a lot more What about contract…

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building-expert
May 13, 2017 6:43 am
building-expert

Will the land get leveled (evenly) for land(only) purchase?

Will the land get leveled (evenly) for land(only) purchase?

You should be able to work out the fall from the subdivision plans in your land contract. If you can't work it out post a pic of the subdivision plan on here, highlight…

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cant decide
May 13, 2017 12:03 am

Cost Plus Contracts - I hear bad things?

Cost Plus Contracts - I hear bad things?

Great - thanks for your reply. This is how I am trying to see it... get a trust worthy builder and work hard to save money by making my own purchases. A fixed price…

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energy4anarchy
May 11, 2017 8:34 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 May

Is there any problem in buying such property? (plz chk post)

Is there any problem in buying such property? (plz chk post)

1 km? lol Utter rubbish. Maybe 100m, but even thats a stretch. Ive lived next to transmission cables (about 30m away) and all the houses around mine where selling at…

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ECOECO
May 11, 2017 7:05 pm
ECOECO

License/Certification for Office Cleaning Business

License/Certification for Office Cleaning Business

I am sorry, if I am posting this thread in wrong group. I am planning to start a small office cleaning business in Perth, WA. Do we have to have any License or some sort…

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nickcampbel
May 11, 2017 4:37 pm
MandM+4
MandM+4
11 May

Floor plan advice

Floor plan advice

Yes the ensuite needs a CSD like the WIR next to it. Then the towel rail could be moved. Building Monte Carlo 40- Wisdom homes

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MandM+4
May 11, 2017 2:09 pm
kek
kek
11 May

Home storage upgrade

Home storage upgrade

Absolutely. It's what we were originally going to do, but we ran out of funds to do the robes before moving in. Alternatively, if you're using IKEA units, you can have…

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kek
May 11, 2017 6:44 am
kek

WILLOW 180 STROUD HOMES

WILLOW 180 STROUD HOMES

Has anyone build a willow 180 with Stroud homes????????

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waterbaby_202
May 10, 2017 12:06 pm


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