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bkm2009
bkm2009
17 November 2012

Incorrect water meter & electric dome positioning??!!!

Incorrect water meter & electric dome positioning??!!!
WA

You can definitely ask then to move the meter. My parents got theirs moved as it was right in the middle of the driveway 2

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bkm2009
Nov 17, 2012 12:45 am
bkm2009
gogo65
gogo65
16 November 2012

Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!
1, 2, 3, 4

Congrats BNA, Hope your pool gets sorted quicker than mine and you dont have our tilers ::hyst:: Look forward to photos ::lol::

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gogo65
Nov 16, 2012 9:22 pm
gogo65
babysaurs
babysaurs
16 November 2012

how long til handover are we on track?

how long til handover are we on track?
SA

Cupboards have arrived at our house now, giprock, skirtings etc all done and locked up. Our approx date of handover is Feb 18th are we on schedule for that? We are doing…

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babysaurs
Nov 16, 2012 8:52 pm
zozo
zozo
16 November 2012

Sloping Block - Looking for Ideas, Builders Designs

Sloping Block - Looking for Ideas, Builders Designs
NSW

We are at tender stage for our 8m fall block. We have tenders with two project builders and one custom builder. I started by walking around a display village with a copy…

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zozo
Nov 16, 2012 7:43 pm
Forg
Forg
16 November 2012

Windows in garage ?

Windows in garage ?
NSW

This makes me think it may be a waste…

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Forg
Nov 16, 2012 6:26 pm
klaudia2005
klaudia2005
16 November 2012

Homestead Homes the Luxford

Homestead Homes the Luxford
SA

Has anyone built the Luxford by Homestead Homes in South Australia? Have you got any images?

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klaudia2005
Nov 16, 2012 6:04 pm
atom_ute
atom_ute
16 November 2012

Applying for a dispensation - What is the better option?

Applying for a dispensation - What is the better option?
VIC

I imagine that the easement at the back is for either a storm water/sewage line. In the unlikely event that they need to access the pipe for any reason, there cannot be…

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atom_ute
Nov 16, 2012 3:48 pm
atom_ute
MrsTY
MrsTY
16 November 2012

Anyone building Henley Belle Vue Q1?

Anyone building Henley Belle Vue Q1?
VIC

Im feeling alone with my build, i cannot find anyone else on here building the same... anyone out thereeeeeeeeeeeeeee???? :)

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MrsTY
Nov 16, 2012 2:10 pm
MrsTY
BrownKokonut
BrownKokonut
16 November 2012

Evaporative Cooling during or after house built ADVISE PLS!

Evaporative Cooling during or after house built ADVISE PLS!
VIC

I asked for a quote and it came back about $6400 for the whole house with PD which I think is reasonable. It is a Bonaire summerbreeze (thanks google) with 9 units. I…

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BrownKokonut
Nov 16, 2012 11:23 am
gp23
gp23
16 November 2012

CBD Developments or New Home Network

CBD Developments or New Home Network
VIC

Hi All, Just wondering if anyone has had their house built by any of the above? Looking for some feed back as we have been referred to by a friend, however unable to find…

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gp23
Nov 16, 2012 8:50 am
leighton
leighton
16 November 2012

building to lockup

building to lockup
WA

Hi How are you going? We often build to lockup and we actually have a house that size starting soon. It is just over $500,000 with the owner providing own windows. Tell us…

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leighton
Nov 16, 2012 8:21 am
leighton
PAB_34
PAB_34
16 November 2012

Has anyone asked their builder for fixed site costs?

Has anyone asked their builder for fixed site costs?
NSW

Our previous design had a number of piers and due to poor soil the engineers drawing called up 450dia piers, minimum 2m deep. As there was no…

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PAB_34
Nov 16, 2012 7:43 am
PAB_34
markf_ 13
markf_ 13
16 November 2012

Building With Mirvac @ Middleton Grange?

Building With Mirvac @ Middleton Grange?
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Hi, Can anyone please tell me that after I pay the minimum 5% deposit down for the land, is it a requirement to then put in a tender in for the construction of the…

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markf_ 13
Nov 16, 2012 7:08 am
leighton
leighton
16 November 2012

Sloping block builder in Sydney .... help

Sloping block builder in Sydney .... help
NSW

Take2 offers some good advice. It is about design. Take2 describes what we call Good Hillside Building Practice. A lightweight, flexible structure that almost floats on…

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leighton
Nov 16, 2012 6:57 am
leighton
bkm2009
bkm2009
15 November 2012

paint

paint
VIC

They won't sand the walls back. Painter should have at least brushed off the walls before starting. 2

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bkm2009
Nov 15, 2012 10:04 pm
bkm2009
zozo
zozo
15 November 2012

Initial Deposit of $500-$1000 with Builder

Initial Deposit of $500-$1000 with Builder
QLD

We're at tender stage with a few builders and two of them have offered us a $1000 rebate if we go with them over the other builder, so effectively we are getting our 1K…

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zozo
Nov 15, 2012 8:29 pm
Teresuccia
Teresuccia
14 November 2012

BUILDING WITH HENLEY

BUILDING WITH HENLEY
VIC

Thanks for all that. I'f henley estimate huge site costs we will def go with Bentley homes. They have some nice designs but are also quoting us about 50k for 2.5 mt slope.…

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Teresuccia
Nov 14, 2012 4:02 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 November 2012

Land north or South facing?

Land north or South facing?
VIC

Assuming they are both flat.......South facing with living rooms on the back. Better than North facing but not as good as east or west facing (see

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bashworth
Nov 14, 2012 2:54 pm
bashworth
kexkez
kexkez
14 November 2012

Building Inspector Perth

Building Inspector Perth
WA

No worries. I'm sure if you pmed any of the people who mentioned a building inspector they used they'd be happy enough to recommend or not recommend.

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kexkez
Nov 14, 2012 10:03 am
kexkez
MrsT12
MrsT12
14 November 2012

Looking at Building.

Looking at Building.
VIC

Metr!c0n have a few ranch homes I think.One is the Denver, which I happen to love. It comes in 36, 27, and 24 squares so pretty much whatever you need. They have floor…

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MrsT12
Nov 14, 2012 8:28 am
MrsT12
xxennon
xxennon
14 November 2012

ducted aircon costs

ducted aircon costs
QLD

Sorry, my bad You are right, both are in KW's, however upon checking it is 9kw and 19kw Dan

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xxennon
Nov 14, 2012 7:18 am
springtime
springtime
13 November 2012

Actron Air Conditioner? Or Mitsubishi

Actron Air Conditioner? Or Mitsubishi
SA

We got that system installed as well, it's awesome!

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springtime
Nov 13, 2012 9:15 pm
djames
djames
13 November 2012

Porter Davis Prestige category 1 bricks?

Porter Davis Prestige category 1 bricks?
VIC

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone knows what the Austral bricks Porter Davis category 1 selections are? Cheers, Darren.

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djames
Nov 13, 2012 7:08 pm
seajay17
seajay17
13 November 2012

Estimated move in date

Estimated move in date
NSW

Heard from our builder today - estimated completion date is end of January! Would have been nice to at least do PCI before Christmas, with handover beginning of the new year ::sad::

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seajay17
Nov 13, 2012 2:45 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
13 November 2012

N2 wind rating - worth building to N3 for "stronger" home?

N2 wind rating - worth building to N3 for "stronger" home?
QLD

Thanks, Jaans! We're building in Fernvale, in the Honeywood estate. :) Ed, I don't know about the windows, they didn't give us much…

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ECOECO
Nov 13, 2012 12:28 pm
ECOECO
mtz08
mtz08
13 November 2012

Henley Monaco Q1 at Williams Landing

Henley Monaco Q1 at Williams Landing

Hi FND! I encounter a similar situation as yours. I have a block of land in Allura estate - so we are closeby! :-) The sales lady said that Henley cannot give a fixed…

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mtz08
Nov 13, 2012 10:08 am
EagleOne
EagleOne
13 November 2012

flooring tiles with builder

flooring tiles with builder
QLD

for glossy look go with porcelain tiles but the cost of tiles and installer will be much higher than your current quotes.

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EagleOne
Nov 13, 2012 9:36 am
tengals
tengals
13 November 2012

Latitude 37 - The Knight Group - Carter Grange

Latitude 37 - The Knight Group - Carter Grange
VIC

yeah in our estate alot of houses going up from carter grange. I love their plans etc, but some things were so expensive to upgrade. And without the upgrade it would have…

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tengals
Nov 13, 2012 9:17 am
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
13 November 2012

Please help me understand!

Please help me understand!
SA
1, 2

Glad to see you sorted it out! :D Looks like you will start your build the same time as us! Looking forward to following it!

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MalinViktoria
Nov 13, 2012 9:07 am
MalinViktoria
moxie
moxie
13 November 2012

Looking for Custom Home Builder in Mel. budget under 12k/SQ

Looking for Custom Home Builder in Mel. budget under 12k/SQ
VIC

Check out Carter Grange - will do custom build or modify their own design. Great quality and inclusions ie hebel, fully rendered, stone etc. Think cost is about 8-9K per…

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moxie
Nov 13, 2012 8:39 am

It looks like to me that the master WIR is big, but most of it is floor space. Not that much room for hanging, drawers etc. Is there some way of making…

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kylie40
Nov 13, 2012 8:37 am
kylie40
bashworth
bashworth
13 November 2012

Fences ....again

Fences ....again
NSW

IMHO property boundary issues are best covered in writing. I would be keen to have a 'piece of paper' clearly stating the wall is his.

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bashworth
Nov 13, 2012 4:32 am
bashworth
poohbear
poohbear
12 November 2012

Advice about our house design...

Advice about our house design...
QLD

do you have a picture that you can show?

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poohbear
Nov 12, 2012 9:38 pm
home builder MK11
home builder MK11
12 November 2012

Anticon blanket for colourbond VS good roof insulation

Anticon blanket for colourbond VS good roof insulation
QLD

the blanket is a good ideal for sound an insulation reasons. Also note that depending on the roofing material used will determine the max size (thickness) of the blanket…

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home builder MK11
Nov 12, 2012 7:02 pm
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
12 November 2012

House number

House number
VIC

I went onto the Landgate website, before my land was titled, and there is a section on there where you can buy your title certificate. I just popped my lot number and…

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Echo2k3
Nov 12, 2012 1:06 pm
blonde bunnies
blonde bunnies
12 November 2012

Just received a tender from Casaview and need your help!

Just received a tender from Casaview and need your help!
NSW

Hi, Not sure if this helps, but we also got the Majestic home and we originally got quoted $238,000. Our land was on a slight slope though which could be why ours was…

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blonde bunnies
Nov 12, 2012 10:37 am
Room2Breathe
Room2Breathe
11 November 2012

Building Villina 41 @ Bayswood Estate

Building Villina 41 @ Bayswood Estate
NSW
1, 2

Would love to see the end product & your thoughts with builder please??

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Room2Breathe
Nov 11, 2012 9:09 pm
buildingwithfhbd0
buildingwithfhbd0
11 November 2012

Building with first home buyers direct!

Building with first home buyers direct!
WA

Hi Im about to start building with fhbd is there anyone that has used them and can tell me what their experience was like? Im also looking at pre-start costs if anyone has…

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buildingwithfhbd0
Nov 11, 2012 1:57 pm
buildingwithfhbd0
buildingwithfhbd0
11 November 2012

First Home Buyers Direct?

First Home Buyers Direct?
WA

Im currently building with fhbd, can anyone who is or had build with them please let me know of pre-start costs? Im looking at upgrading the following - - adding 32mm…

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buildingwithfhbd0
Nov 11, 2012 1:55 pm
aaronjw
aaronjw
11 November 2012

Opinions about our two builds..

Opinions about our two builds..
QLD

We got the Timber floor look addon which is $2990 - looking at a dusky type color at the moment. High Ceilings on the first floor (2590mm) which adds another 3000 to the…

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aaronjw
Nov 11, 2012 1:18 pm
aaronjw
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 November 2012

Light sensor for multiple lights (electrical)

Light sensor for multiple lights (electrical)

It needs to be in the switch wire... for ease of install that would be as close as possible to the first light on the string. But you can put it anywhere, if it's not too late. Ed

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ECOECO
Nov 11, 2012 11:06 am
ECOECO
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 November 2012

Pipes whining loudly

Pipes whining loudly

Although it somewhat defies logic as there would still be a flow restriction, maybe borrow an 18 mm hose off a friend (19 mm poly pipe will do), fit a 2 metre length of 12…

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SaveH2O
Nov 11, 2012 10:16 am
SaveH2O
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
11 November 2012

Is this acid burn or just flaws in the Austral Hawksburn...?

Is this acid burn or just flaws in the Austral Hawksburn...?
VIC

I have seen the display but they only have 3 brick samples. And they look a lot better than my one, I've checked a couple blogs and don't see as many flaws.

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theanonyuser
Nov 11, 2012 8:56 am
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
11 November 2012

Alfresco and balcony included in squarage costs?

Alfresco and balcony included in squarage costs?
NSW

We actually rearranged the lower floor as well as push back the top floor so that the balcony was not sitting on any part of the house. Hope that made sense! Re cost…

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HomeAngels
Nov 11, 2012 6:09 am
HomeAngels
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Perth_Euro
Nov 10, 2012 7:31 pm

You can google bi-fold plantation shutters to see more info about them.. but to give you an idea it would be something similar to this..…

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boosho
Nov 09, 2012 2:41 pm
boosho
doublej2500
doublej2500
8 November 2012

Burbank SOHO2400- were in!*pics*

Burbank SOHO2400- were in!*pics*
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Wow looks great :z: we have the same taste...I have the same colour pergola from Stratco (updated my thread)..what do u plan to do under the pergola Concrete ? Love ure…

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doublej2500
Nov 08, 2012 8:59 pm
buildingadvice
buildingadvice
8 November 2012

Building at McCauley's Beach Thirroul, NSW

Building at McCauley's Beach Thirroul, NSW
NSW

Hi Guys, Im a local Builder in the Bulli area and have been seeing the progress of the the houses going up in Thirroul. Just to let you know, I have recieved some calls…

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buildingadvice
Nov 08, 2012 4:31 pm


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