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BoutiqueLawyers
BoutiqueLawyers
10 June 2014

New to the Forum and here to Help

New to the Forum and here to Help
VIC

Hello to all forum members I would like to introduce myself. Im new to this forum and am here to offer my free advice regarding any building matter, issue or query you…

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BoutiqueLawyers
Jun 10, 2014 4:54 pm
BoutiqueLawyers
whzzz28
whzzz28
10 June 2014

Kitchen Colours

Kitchen Colours
VIC

Is there a display center in Brisbane? According to Laminex, the nearest…

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whzzz28
Jun 10, 2014 3:20 pm
mrsrusty
mrsrusty
10 June 2014

Adelaide - first custom build. Do bricks get cleaned?!

Adelaide - first custom build. Do bricks get cleaned?!
SA
1, 2, 3

Hope your build is going well :D was just checking in to see if any pic updates. :wink:

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mrsrusty
Jun 10, 2014 2:11 pm
Art
Art
10 June 2014

How many quotes/tenders for custom build

How many quotes/tenders for custom build

Thanks for the advice. Looks like the general consensus is 3.

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Art
Jun 10, 2014 10:34 am
QuarumNibblet
QuarumNibblet
10 June 2014

Nbn/fibre optic what's the difference!

Nbn/fibre optic what's the difference!
1, 2

Question: My developer is offering Telstra Velocity, and states that FTA TV and Foxtel are also available over the fibre service. Now, does…

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QuarumNibblet
Jun 10, 2014 10:21 am
QuarumNibblet
2-cupcakes-pls
2-cupcakes-pls
10 June 2014

Looking for information on Flute homes or 7.5 m blocks.

Looking for information on Flute homes or 7.5 m blocks.
WA

here is a thread for you to read. this is Lethe build on the flute, she got her keys about 6 weeks ago viewtopic.php?f=31&t=67953&hilit=flute

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2-cupcakes-pls
Jun 10, 2014 9:54 am
2-cupcakes-pls
StephyD
StephyD
9 June 2014

Slab for HWU - is this it???

Slab for HWU - is this it???
WA

Good to hear your builder finally came through with an acceptable fix. Just a note for everyone saying the concrete support isn't strong enough, when installed correctly…

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StephyD
Jun 10, 2014 12:20 am
StephyD
FairmontSAcustom
FairmontSAcustom
9 June 2014

Custom SA build - Floor Plan Help PLease!! Post 16.

Custom SA build - Floor Plan Help PLease!! Post 16.
SA

Yep I thought the metricon plan was such a great use of space, it's a new plan :) My hubbie works from home a lot being in IT means working at night. We ended up putting a…

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FairmontSAcustom
Jun 09, 2014 11:02 pm
Marcia
Marcia
9 June 2014

building the modified monte carlo in Capricorn Beach, Yanche

building the modified monte carlo in Capricorn Beach, Yanche
WA

Welcome to the HGWA roller coaster ... Love what you have done with your plans. Will follow closely, look forward to seeing your build.

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Marcia
Jun 09, 2014 1:00 pm
Marcia
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MalSannie
Jun 09, 2014 10:16 am
MalSannie
evec
evec
9 June 2014

Kitchen Pictures!! - Custom Build Tas

Kitchen Pictures!! - Custom Build Tas
TAS
1, 2, 3

love the tiling on your alfresco we also want some tiling on ours, our builder is going to leave concrete and we will tile after handover-looks great

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evec
Jun 09, 2014 6:04 am
evec
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Treeseachanger
Jun 09, 2014 12:20 am
jsoetandi
jsoetandi
8 June 2014

Please comment / fine tune floorplan [irregular block]

Please comment / fine tune floorplan [irregular block]
NSW

How big is your family? And how important is an outdoor living for you? We are also building a 4x2 on a similar sized land, and I think by having a study room you are…

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jsoetandi
Jun 08, 2014 11:25 pm
jsoetandi
deluxes
deluxes
8 June 2014

tristam build - brick stage complete and internals started

tristam build - brick stage complete and internals started
SA

Yes very, I was so lucky as I took the ipad to take photos of the insulation to show hubby who is away but a big shock when half of it was…

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deluxes
Jun 08, 2014 9:26 pm
deluxes
D+M wa
D+M wa
8 June 2014

Building with 101 residential

Building with 101 residential
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

They also gave us keys to get flooring done. We moved in at easter. The house was also presented without a final clean. The issues we have have not been rectified: The…

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D+M wa
Jun 08, 2014 6:23 pm
Ari
Ari
8 June 2014

Timber colours - what goes together?

Timber colours - what goes together?

oh good. The one on the left is the one we like best as a whole floor. Its just nice to know someone else's reaction wasn't "ewww" for either!

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Ari
Jun 08, 2014 5:27 pm

cant wait to see your floors go in Dreamline. Im pretty sure my friend just laid country oak last week. Ill see if she will allow me to share some pics on here. she laid…

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Renski
Jun 08, 2014 3:40 pm
155West68th
155West68th
8 June 2014

Urbayne Homes Floor Tile Supplier?

Urbayne Homes Floor Tile Supplier?
VIC

With Urbayne Homes in administration and no longer contactable, I am trying to identify who they may have used to supply the porcelain floor tiles in their Belmore Rd…

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155West68th
Jun 08, 2014 10:21 am
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zeeshanzaki
Jun 07, 2014 3:15 pm
building-expert
building-expert
7 June 2014

Quadra Fire wood heater?

Quadra Fire wood heater?
VIC

Looks great! If you don't mind me asking, what did the heater cost including installation? Shoot me a PM if you'd…

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building-expert
Jun 07, 2014 8:14 am
building-expert
Roomforthekids
Roomforthekids
6 June 2014

New build, SOR Perth, Suggestions appreciated!

New build, SOR Perth, Suggestions appreciated!
WA

Oh wow, thanks guys for your ongoing suggestions! We have increased the alfresco height to 31c, my hubby spent much time counting the height of anyone's house we…

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Roomforthekids
Jun 07, 2014 12:27 am
MissyP
MissyP
6 June 2014

MP's M'con Hudson 47 that wasn't! Pics pg.3

MP's M'con Hudson 47 that wasn't! Pics pg.3
VIC
1, 2, 3

Don't know why photos are very bad quality :/

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MissyP
Jun 06, 2014 8:05 pm
MissyP
whzzz28
whzzz28
6 June 2014

Coral Homes Inspiration Package - Flooring options

Coral Homes Inspiration Package - Flooring options
QLD

I wonder what credit Coral will give us if we take ALL flooring out from Inspiration package. Is it based on the size of the house or not.…

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whzzz28
Jun 06, 2014 7:38 pm
zobardi
zobardi
6 June 2014

Interior Cladding - Particleboard?

Interior Cladding - Particleboard?
NSW

Hi, Does anyone have experience of doing the interior walls of a wood-framed house with particleboard (e.g. Yellow tongue flooring boards) instead of plasterboard. …

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zobardi
Jun 06, 2014 5:52 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
6 June 2014

Theatre room advice, please!

Theatre room advice, please!
SA

I run a normal PC with 16TB of disc space. Switch on amp, computer and Telly/ projector and all is good. Volume in the amp all movie related functions from my phone.…

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AussieMark
Jun 06, 2014 4:24 pm
insider
insider
5 June 2014

The St George build in SA - earthworks

The St George build in SA - earthworks
SA
1, 2

Hi Bluesteel I can give some advice but I need to know why it was a "P" probably due to the existing house but are there trees and/or trees removed or some other reason…

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insider
Jun 05, 2014 10:23 pm
insider
leezo102
leezo102
5 June 2014

Building a home on the central coast

Building a home on the central coast
NSW

Thanks jenny, It's really difficult to visualize all the different bricks we have spent 2 weeks trawling round various streets brickyards and display villages, the only…

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leezo102
Jun 05, 2014 10:12 pm
datdat
datdat
5 June 2014

Anyone heard of Better Built Homes ?

Anyone heard of Better Built Homes ?
NSW

Anyone? Just had a friend told me about it.

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datdat
Jun 05, 2014 7:00 pm

Anyone who has built / building with Allworth Homes at Oran?

Anyone who has built / building with Allworth Homes at Oran?
NSW

Hi All, i have just started building with Allworth Homes at Oran Park and would like to share some ideas, feedback etc that may help me along the build process. Please…

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Southcct Oranpark
Jun 05, 2014 5:20 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 June 2014

Water Tanks & Basix

Water Tanks & Basix
NSW

I take it that you are with a project builder. What happens with most is they have low base prices because they anticipate profits from variations and other mark ups.…

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SaveH2O
Jun 05, 2014 12:58 pm
SaveH2O
OliviaT
OliviaT
5 June 2014

Builder having cashflow problem, what to do?

Builder having cashflow problem, what to do?
VIC

Hi there, Unfortunately your problem is not uncommon. Without having the full information that I require in order to fully advise you I suggest the following: 1. stop…

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OliviaT
Jun 05, 2014 12:41 pm
OliviaT
xfitzyx
xfitzyx
4 June 2014

Can anyone recommend CELEBRATION HOMES?

Can anyone recommend CELEBRATION HOMES?
WA

Started the process with Celebrations in October, waiting for titles which came around Christmas time last year, Slab down late Jan, handover is next month, all finished.…

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xfitzyx
Jun 04, 2014 10:45 pm
brettbert
brettbert
4 June 2014

Looking to buy land near Wollongong and build with Masterton

Looking to buy land near Wollongong and build with Masterton
NSW

I don't know the site costs but those blocks are on quite a slope. Split level may be the best option or multiple split levels. Why are you choosing masterton? There is a…

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brettbert
Jun 04, 2014 10:24 pm
brettbert
lmille32
lmille32
4 June 2014

PCI

PCI
WA

Nothing made of plaster is unfixable. Dig you get an independent building inspector? If you're worried about anything at all, you should.

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lmille32
Jun 04, 2014 9:28 pm
lmille32
lmille32
lmille32
4 June 2014

Builder won't include LIQUIDATED DAMAGES CLAUSE, what now?

Builder won't include LIQUIDATED DAMAGES CLAUSE, what now?
SA

That seems d0dgy. If you're confident you can complete the house within the nominated time frame then you shouldn't be worried about the clause because it will never…

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lmille32
Jun 04, 2014 9:18 pm
lmille32
AnnaGEM
AnnaGEM
4 June 2014

Changes to Approved DA...what will fly?

Changes to Approved DA...what will fly?
NSW

We've had a DA approval for over a year now. Originally we were adding a 150sqm "extension" to the existing 60sqm dwelling and making it one. Now it seems like we may be…

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AnnaGEM
Jun 04, 2014 5:18 pm
AnnaGEM
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Builder 13
Jun 04, 2014 12:37 pm
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
4 June 2014

Who should pay for this retaining wall?

Who should pay for this retaining wall?

So long as that is the natural slope as you have indicated, not only do you not have to pay a single cent for their wall, but their wall must be built so that it doesn't…

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MadamImAdam
Jun 04, 2014 9:22 am
MeAndZeph
MeAndZeph
4 June 2014

Project builder and installing my own kitchen sink

Project builder and installing my own kitchen sink
NSW

Agree JB1 - As SP77 says, I understand builders margins etc, but this one just seems out of whack with reality. I'm wondering if a majority of the variation cost is for…

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MeAndZeph
Jun 04, 2014 1:19 am
Loir
Loir
3 June 2014

Porter Davis Marina 42 Who has built one

Porter Davis Marina 42 Who has built one
VIC

Hi Yes I'm building the marina 42, starting in July. How is your build going? Finished?

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Loir
Jun 04, 2014 12:01 am
Lorri
Lorri
3 June 2014

Trying to build on a slope

Trying to build on a slope
WA

Leighton it's a pity you dont build in tassie, seems like no one can be found on the net for steep blocks lol. Well we got a quote from Wilsons and they said they would…

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Lorri
Jun 03, 2014 11:25 pm
Lorri
Snowflake
Snowflake
3 June 2014

Spring Farm, Mirvac/Ayre anyone else there?

Spring Farm, Mirvac/Ayre anyone else there?
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I have cracks on some tiles and some doggy tile cutting around cornices. A small chip on my mirror, some bubbling on my roof and some paint touch ups needed but other than…

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Snowflake
Jun 03, 2014 8:29 pm
Snowflake
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
3 June 2014

Building envelope

Building envelope
VIC

Have you had any answers yet? If not, the developer should answer your questions directly, perhaps in conjunction with the council. I guess the dog run is another…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 03, 2014 5:55 pm
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MrsT12
Jun 03, 2014 4:05 pm
MrsT12
Nat84
Nat84
3 June 2014

140 Days to Build with McDonald Jones

140 Days to Build with McDonald Jones
NSW

I can assure you though, this beginning phase dragggggs on and on. We were pegged on day 20 of being on the construction list, then our site didn't get scraped until…

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Nat84
Jun 03, 2014 2:48 pm
Nat84
LaceyM
LaceyM
3 June 2014

swimming pool safety gadget

swimming pool safety gadget
VIC

i'm Just reading how it says it operates, It states it monitors change in the water level, not the surface of the water.. two different things.

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LaceyM
Jun 03, 2014 2:35 pm
LaceyM
Prickle
Prickle
3 June 2014

Building IN SW WA Margaret River

Building IN SW WA Margaret River
WA

Hi Spong, I hear you completely! We have had a fire assessment done and a rating of BAL 19 is where we are at. We found out our block being closer to the ocean is more…

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Prickle
Jun 03, 2014 12:51 pm


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