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ECOECO
ECOECO
23 June 2010

Overlooking issue (back windows)

Overlooking issue (back windows)

Tell the builder to leave them as normak clear glass, and that you will put on the obscure film after the build,…

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ECOECO
Jun 23, 2010 4:23 pm
ECOECO
Captain Morgan
Captain Morgan
23 June 2010

Elevation Colour Options

Elevation Colour Options
SA

Naa, I think 1K extra for the option is probably about right, considering the door is probably 6K in total (wild-a$$ guess..) looks like its worth it !

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Captain Morgan
Jun 23, 2010 9:24 pm
Captain Morgan
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DL-23
Jun 23, 2010 9:54 pm
slknv
slknv
23 June 2010

upgrade of bricks..

upgrade of bricks..

Try looking in this link for info on bricks; viewtopic.php?f=31&t=25587 T&T

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slknv
Jun 23, 2010 10:38 pm
kyton
kyton
24 June 2010

Timberlook venetians for bedrooms

Timberlook venetians for bedrooms
WA

There is a photo of our son's bedroom in my thread however the blinds are open.... viewtopic.php?f=15&t=26913&hilit=nursery&start=20

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kyton
Jun 24, 2010 8:47 am
kyton
jimbo1
jimbo1
24 June 2010

building vs Buying a established property

building vs Buying a established property

Hi there, my partner and I are looking at demolishing the 1950's house we have on our block and rebuild. Jimbo1 how much did it cost for you…

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jimbo1
Jun 24, 2010 9:49 am
just83
just83
24 June 2010

BUILDING A DREAMSTART HOME IN WELLARD

BUILDING A DREAMSTART HOME IN WELLARD
WA

It was a number of things, All I'll say is there are much better builders then HBC. What I should of done in the beginning was look at several buiilders, but I went…

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just83
Jun 24, 2010 10:25 am
ConfusedAnna
ConfusedAnna
24 June 2010

QLD Brentwood Rise, Soil Testing and Builder advice required

QLD Brentwood Rise, Soil Testing and Builder advice required
QLD

Thank you all for your helpful advice... I have used the advice and have put it into practice asking the solcitor to write into the contact negotiations, such as…

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ConfusedAnna
Jun 24, 2010 10:52 am
kyton
kyton
24 June 2010

Solar Panels

Solar Panels
NSW

We have 12 on our roof but other then that have no idea what they cost LOL. We are lucky that our best friend owns a solar company so he advised what we needed and we…

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kyton
Jun 24, 2010 1:28 pm
kyton
kateypink
kateypink
24 June 2010

Anyone with PD access? We are a Stanford 24 riviera facade

Anyone with PD access? We are a Stanford 24 riviera facade
VIC

I need to see lots of pics of all your landscaping, if anyone is up to that stage... even handdrawn plans. We have gone over and over our front and cannot come up with…

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kateypink
Jun 24, 2010 1:55 pm
sparkles
sparkles
24 June 2010

We have tiling!!!

We have tiling!!!
WA

thanks brb, yes i love the doubl shower too! so many things to be excited for!

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sparkles
Jun 24, 2010 4:59 pm
2pais
2pais
24 June 2010

Resurfacing on exisiting concrete

Resurfacing on exisiting concrete

Has anyone used the method of resurfacing exsiting areas of concrete as in Porch and Patio areas as opposed to tiling or exposed aggregate? Would love to see pictures. Thanks

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2pais
Jun 24, 2010 7:36 pm
brb_654
brb_654
24 June 2010

The role of your Customer Liaison??

The role of your Customer Liaison??
VIC

Hey Echo, We aren't on no:3 SS yet!! but we are on no:2 SS, we think we might have drove the first one nuts :D but in our defence we had a lot of issues when it all got started.

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brb_654
Jun 24, 2010 10:12 pm
brb_654
Adam.M
Adam.M
24 June 2010

Can you negotiate with Carlisle homes?

Can you negotiate with Carlisle homes?

One aspect to negotiate is the price, but the second aspect is the contract specifics. One point is the liquidated damages by the builder if they fail to meet the…

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Adam.M
Jun 24, 2010 11:56 pm
pleasedontgo
pleasedontgo
25 June 2010

Mastic - before or after brick cleaning?

Mastic - before or after brick cleaning?

Thanks for that. Do you know what the cheapest place is to get mastic from?

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pleasedontgo
Jun 25, 2010 9:33 am
sootymay12
sootymay12
25 June 2010

Temporary Door ? or the real thing

Temporary Door ? or the real thing

Thanks Donuts It looks like they have maisonite stuck to them and they are boarded up but im not sure really if they take the maisonite off and the doors are there or not…

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sootymay12
Jun 25, 2010 12:42 pm
sootymay12
BZMZ
BZMZ
25 June 2010

Has anyone chosen Taubmans Bamboo Cream for paint?

Has anyone chosen Taubmans Bamboo Cream for paint?

Hi all Has anyone chosen Bamboo Cream Taubmans for internal paint walls? And do you have any pictures of it? I'd like to see it. I loved it and thought it looked very…

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BZMZ
Jun 25, 2010 2:18 pm
jeremy_ville
jeremy_ville
25 June 2010

had pci today, went well, just 1 wall to move!

had pci today, went well, just 1 wall to move!

Wow! How frustrating. You must have been feeling terrible after that!! I'm so glad that they have chosen to fix it for you…

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jeremy_ville
Jun 25, 2010 3:30 pm
jeremy_ville
dreamermeg
dreamermeg
25 June 2010

architect fees and recommendations

architect fees and recommendations
QLD

We have one 'custom' plan from one builder(project style) but we also have our own ideas now for how we would like the house to fit on the block. It would be more split…

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dreamermeg
Jun 25, 2010 6:32 pm
kel77
kel77
25 June 2010

1st time builders..pics of the block

1st time builders..pics of the block
WA

Hi Jo, Shame on the slab not being down yet but hopefully when you get back there will be some action! I am in Perth at the moment so we are only going down on weekends…

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kel77
Jun 25, 2010 10:35 pm

So this is what the current bathroom wall tile combination looks like together.. Only choice left is whether the white tiles should be glossy or satin/matte…

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stillwaters
Jun 26, 2010 12:36 am
just83
just83
26 June 2010

IS ANY ONE OR HAS ANY ONE BUILT WITH DREAMSTART HOMES?

IS ANY ONE OR HAS ANY ONE BUILT WITH DREAMSTART HOMES?
WA

Just got my plans back from Dreamstart and not that impressed. After telling me that 7k would be more than enought for site works they want me to add additional retaining…

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just83
Jun 26, 2010 12:40 pm
our castle
our castle
26 June 2010

Fence cutting our boundary

Fence cutting our boundary

Hi, We had the ssame situation with our last house where our gutteriing for our garage was on the boundary, not the garage wall. the fencer just put in a little return…

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our castle
Jun 26, 2010 1:51 pm
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catjim
Jun 26, 2010 8:35 pm
he82306
he82306
26 June 2010

Advise on Blackbutt Feature Timber flooring

Advise on Blackbutt Feature Timber flooring

Hi, just need some advise guys. I have just put a deposit for some NSW Blackbutt feature raw timber flooring. I need some feedback on featured blackbutt, as I have been…

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he82306
Jun 26, 2010 10:09 pm
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BZMZ
Jun 26, 2010 10:29 pm
71monaro
71monaro
26 June 2010

Critique my plan

Critique my plan
SA

Thank you for all your comments. The utility is laundry and butler pantry, originally without the cupbards by the dining room (making dining wider) but I thought the more…

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71monaro
Jun 26, 2010 10:42 pm
royalblue
royalblue
27 June 2010

Carpet underlay - premium or standard?

Carpet underlay - premium or standard?

You are mostly speaking in terms here that I don't understand. The 'categories' you refer to I know nothing about. I guess it is a set of options that the builders have…

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royalblue
Jun 27, 2010 12:06 am
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elastic
Jun 27, 2010 6:20 pm
johnlong
johnlong
27 June 2010

Matt's Simonds Stirling 2400- All Moved In!!!

Matt's Simonds Stirling 2400- All Moved In!!!
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

hey Matt, congrats... i was down there today, but wasn't sure if you were in as i didn't see anything... well done for being first on the street. John

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johnlong
Jun 27, 2010 8:40 pm
2pais
2pais
27 June 2010

Move in

Move in
QLD

Thanks for the info. Very helpful Renee.

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2pais
Jun 27, 2010 9:52 pm
bskilner
bskilner
28 June 2010

Re: TC2000 - 10/06/10 STILL NO INTERNET

Re: TC2000 - 10/06/10 STILL NO INTERNET
1 ... 64, 65, 66

Congrats on moving into your house tc, im in the same boat most of my boxes are unpacked. Just a couple left for DH to unpack, coz its his stuff and i would probably just…

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bskilner
Jun 28, 2010 1:42 am
2pais
2pais
28 June 2010

Foothpath removal

Foothpath removal
QLD

Hi Do we need council approval in queensland to remove the footpath to build a driveway? My concreter says its not necessary as it will delay things but others say that…

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2pais
Jun 28, 2010 6:51 am
verukins
verukins
28 June 2010

Basement level - initial questions

Basement level - initial questions

This is just a follow up in case someone else out there is looking to quantify "expensive".... We have got a basement priced up... a large one at 8x12m, basically it…

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verukins
Jun 28, 2010 9:57 am
AmesD
AmesD
28 June 2010

Anyone Building With New Generation/Summit?

Anyone Building With New Generation/Summit?
WA
1, 2

I'm like you currently in the waiting game.....waiting for our final plans and then the contract I guess. They did say 6-8 weeks so I guess we just have to be patient

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AmesD
Jun 28, 2010 10:49 am
saemiseon
saemiseon
28 June 2010

Prestart changes...............is it allowed?

Prestart changes...............is it allowed?
WA

hey mav999 I haven't done the pre-start yet:) I'll def keep you guys updated!

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saemiseon
Jun 28, 2010 11:24 am
CRP
CRP
28 June 2010

Eve estate fencing

Eve estate fencing
VIC

Hi Guys, Just needing some info on fencing. We are building in Eve Estate and our home is nearing completion. I just wanted to know when we should have the fencing up. Is…

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CRP
Jun 28, 2010 12:18 pm
Blue
Blue
28 June 2010

6 month inspection...

6 month inspection...
WA

Our 6 month inspection will be coming up in August, we can put through our form from July 12th through to August. Soooo looking to see if anyone has any advice for it..…

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Blue
Jun 28, 2010 2:34 pm
grom40
grom40
28 June 2010

How wide are your towel rails??

How wide are your towel rails??

The towel rail can be wider than the noggins so long as the bits which connect the rail to the wall are 600mm apart (if that makes sense!). I recently bought 2 rails from…

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grom40
Jun 28, 2010 4:44 pm
grom40
Kelly_girl
Kelly_girl
28 June 2010

Kel's Mooroolbark- Handover pics on blog 25.06.10!

Kel's Mooroolbark- Handover pics on blog 25.06.10!
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi Katie, Thanks - Ryan was so happy when he got home and I just wanted it all done so that we could enjoy the house together as he had been away so long :D Wow I…

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Kelly_girl
Jun 28, 2010 4:49 pm
Kelly_girl
aldavies3
aldavies3
28 June 2010

HOW MUCH FOR CAT 2 POT DRAWER HANDLES WITH CARLISLE HOMES?

HOW MUCH FOR CAT 2 POT DRAWER HANDLES WITH CARLISLE HOMES?

Hello everyone! Has anyone out there upgraded to Category 2 handles for the pot drawers in the kitchen (with Carlisle Homes)? We originally selected out of the standard…

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aldavies3
Jun 28, 2010 5:08 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
28 June 2010

Simonds Homes Buildng Margin - Paying too much?

Simonds Homes Buildng Margin - Paying too much?

They must have changed their tactics because they don't charge you 33% not more but only 30%. The double handling invoice is calculated as…

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ECOECO
Jun 28, 2010 5:16 pm
ECOECO
Dan-
Dan-
28 June 2010

My first build - BBC Homes QLD

My first build - BBC Homes QLD
QLD

Some new photos are up in my link http://bbcdansbuild.blogspot.com/ getting close now kitchen is mostly in, bathrooms mostly in also. The timber deck has been built…

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Dan-
Jun 28, 2010 6:10 pm


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