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Amancharmar
Apr 06, 2013 1:26 pm
Amancharmar
EmyN
EmyN
5 April 2013

Cornice size for high ceilings

Cornice size for high ceilings
VIC

That's interesting. We're going to have high ceilings and I always thought bigger cornices would make it look shorter, and that smaller cornices would actually look…

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EmyN
Apr 05, 2013 5:52 pm
EmyN
Ms Googonian
Ms Googonian
5 April 2013

What extreme's have you gone through to get what you want?

What extreme's have you gone through to get what you want?
ACT

In Canberra there is a webpage allhomes.com.au. There is all sorts of sales information you can find out there. Every time it changes hands you can see how much someone…

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Ms Googonian
Apr 05, 2013 3:05 pm
oneness
oneness
5 April 2013

HELP! Council Inspection / Occupancy Cert necessary in WA?

HELP! Council Inspection / Occupancy Cert necessary in WA?
WA

All good, have been i contact with council and one is not needed in WA...sent that to mortgage co and all is sweeeeet...phew what a relief... Life would be so much easier…

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oneness
Apr 05, 2013 2:42 pm
Onewheel
Onewheel
5 April 2013

Wisdom Home

Wisdom Home
NSW

I really like the timber handrail and zigzag, looks fantastic. Will try to see if i can come up with some money. I will stick with…

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Onewheel
Apr 05, 2013 12:09 pm
twiggens
twiggens
5 April 2013

Building with Homegroup wa

Building with Homegroup wa
WA

There are a fair few people on here building with Homegroup WA, some recently finished and moved in - hopefully they'll pop their heads up soon! Check out Nicci's thread,…

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twiggens
Apr 05, 2013 10:27 am
twiggens
ashertod
ashertod
5 April 2013

Land Capability Assessment advice

Land Capability Assessment advice
VIC

I have to get a "Land capability assessment" done to apply for planning permission for a 7 acre block out near Moriac (Geelong). Can anyone recommend someone to do this,…

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ashertod
Apr 05, 2013 10:04 am
dakr
dakr
4 April 2013

Steel beams in roof structure

Steel beams in roof structure
WA

Thanks Dee for the reassurance. Much appreciated.

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dakr
Apr 04, 2013 11:20 pm
bradster181
bradster181
4 April 2013

SUMMIT HOMES BUILD (Handover)

SUMMIT HOMES BUILD (Handover)
WA
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Congratulations AGF, enjoy what you have and the making it your own time ;)

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bradster181
Apr 04, 2013 11:07 pm
bradster181
bec80
bec80
4 April 2013

brick and roof , gutter to match - any help ?

brick and roof , gutter to match - any help ?
VIC

Hi DeeMM , we are building the henley broadway facade.

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bec80
Apr 04, 2013 10:36 pm
leighton
leighton
4 April 2013

locating experienced Kitome / kit home builders

locating experienced Kitome / kit home builders
NSW

I have just signed a contract build a house that size for that price. I often wonder why people are tempted by these kits when the prices are so high that they cannot save…

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leighton
Apr 04, 2013 8:39 pm
leighton
DeeMM
DeeMM
3 April 2013

Mounting your flatscreen?

Mounting your flatscreen?
VIC

We had a full data package installed as part of our build. Where the main TV is has data input points down low for the devices and one up high for the TV so we don't have…

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DeeMM
Apr 03, 2013 10:47 pm
leighton
leighton
3 April 2013

Who applies for which Permits?

Who applies for which Permits?
VIC

Planning permits. sometimes the owner, sometimes the builder, and sometimes a consultant. Most of my clients seem capable of doing this themselves. Building permits. I…

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leighton
Apr 03, 2013 9:08 pm
leighton
fmac
fmac
3 April 2013

Building in Aveley with WA Housing Centre

Building in Aveley with WA Housing Centre
WA

Hust ask the question. I know we considered going back to laminate bench tips if we couldn't stretch to stone. But all builders are different. You probably won't know…

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fmac
Apr 03, 2013 8:43 pm
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tristam
Apr 03, 2013 8:01 pm
marybond2012
marybond2012
3 April 2013

finally building our new home, homegroup, piara waters

finally building our new home, homegroup, piara waters
WA

AWWW Chris :) You made it on here :) Hi All, Chris is like family to me and her path to this point has been a challenging one but she is a very strong woman that is such an…

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marybond2012
Apr 03, 2013 3:35 pm
marybond2012
bec80
bec80
3 April 2013

Please Help

Please Help
VIC

I seem to like it matching and when I see a dark roof , different gutters, then different brick, just dont like it at all. Henley colours of the roof dot match the same as…

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bec80
Apr 03, 2013 1:38 pm
Ranger00
Ranger00
3 April 2013

First timers building in Whiteman Edge

First timers building in Whiteman Edge
WA
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Oh great, I'll check it out. Thanks for letting me know!

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Ranger00
Apr 03, 2013 1:29 pm
kaykens
kaykens
3 April 2013

What colour is this?

What colour is this?
NSW

The vertical cladding looks similar to the colour we chose for our front of house features (pillar, door etc) which is Colorbond 'Stone'. That's just going by the small…

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kaykens
Apr 03, 2013 10:54 am
kaykens
microp
microp
2 April 2013

Onyx Custom Homes in Canberra

Onyx Custom Homes in Canberra
ACT

Hi Variegated, The house is going to be built in Crace. Land was settled in Feb. I am still in the process of negotiating the inclusion with builders.

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microp
Apr 02, 2013 10:43 pm
Forg
Forg
2 April 2013

CDC Compliance

CDC Compliance
NSW

Check the wording; isn't it a minimum setback, rather than an exact location on the block? The amount of incorrect information we've had from…

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Forg
Apr 02, 2013 8:47 pm
Homebody99
Homebody99
2 April 2013

Siteworks - how much to expect

Siteworks - how much to expect

Coastal conditions generally means your wind rating so they need to allow for additional tie downs/structural things for the wind.....

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Homebody99
Apr 02, 2013 2:36 pm
englewestern
englewestern
2 April 2013

Cracks in retaining wall - Madora Bay

Cracks in retaining wall - Madora Bay
WA

Hello All, Well our build is slightly delayed as we made some final structural changes!! Haven't had much luck as the neighbouring block has dumped & compacted heaps…

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englewestern
Apr 02, 2013 1:26 pm
englewestern
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
2 April 2013

Fencing pickle - help!

Fencing pickle - help!

Advise him of the costs - in writing - apologise for not doing so earlier - and mention the Small Claims Court. Say how much you don't want to do this - friendship etc…

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Saint Mike
Apr 02, 2013 9:39 am
Saint Mike
lozzie s
lozzie s
1 April 2013

EXTERIOR BUILDING COLOURS

EXTERIOR BUILDING COLOURS
NSW

We're building for the first time and we're a little bit nervous about our render colour. We've chosen Shale Grey with a Feather Dawn feature on some areas. Has anyone…

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lozzie s
Apr 01, 2013 11:27 pm
Skyesong
Skyesong
1 April 2013

New home....Fence issue...PLEASE HELP??

New home....Fence issue...PLEASE HELP??
SA

I don't know anything about SA rules, but Fencing Online has always been a good resource. The link for SA is: http://www.fencingonline.com.au/dispute ... tralia.htm

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Skyesong
Apr 01, 2013 11:19 pm
Yolo
Yolo
1 April 2013

PLEASE HELP!!

PLEASE HELP!!
VIC

A general word of warning ... It would be wise to be careful about what information you post on this site. Photos, particularly those taken…

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Yolo
Apr 01, 2013 10:40 pm
1rocky
1rocky
1 April 2013

Brick & Roof Selection

Brick & Roof Selection
SA

all the best jacboh let us know what colors you decide

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1rocky
Apr 01, 2013 8:14 pm
hachy
hachy
1 April 2013

dislike selections?

dislike selections?
SA

we have got white valencia to the kitchen, we got ebony marble for the bathroom/ensuite.

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hachy
Apr 01, 2013 8:09 pm
hachy

This online "support" that Chris is providing is proving to be a big factor for me, as when an issue arises, it will be…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
Agape
Agape
1 April 2013

Reputable Surveyors and Building Inspectors- Victoria

Reputable Surveyors and Building Inspectors- Victoria
VIC

If you do a search you will find plenty of recommendations and warnings about them. We are looking into Kevin McDonald, I have read a number of fantastic reviews about him.

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Agape
Apr 01, 2013 1:11 pm
jayjay_bne
jayjay_bne
31 March 2013

Is anyone using sekisui house??

Is anyone using sekisui house??
NSW

Are you looking at a custom build db33?

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jayjay_bne
Mar 31, 2013 9:06 pm
iduno
iduno
31 March 2013

Garage height - extend for 4WD or not?

Garage height - extend for 4WD or not?
WA

Get it increased. 29 should be considered standard. You'll apreciate it later if you want to put a roof rack on the car. 25 is a tight squeeze and you need to remember the…

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iduno
Mar 31, 2013 7:34 pm
cazzann
cazzann
31 March 2013

How much to add on from list price - Adelaide builders

How much to add on from list price - Adelaide builders
SA

When getting the quote i had every possible thing included. insulation, bay window, cupboards, kitchen with overheads, wir, extra airiels deadlocks,cavity doors,…

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cazzann
Mar 31, 2013 4:50 pm
DeeMM
DeeMM
31 March 2013

Windows not centred. - brickwork nearly complete

Windows not centred. - brickwork nearly complete
WA

This and other recent posts just makes me realise more and more how you must check measurements of everything and make an effort to be…

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DeeMM
Mar 31, 2013 10:09 am
Smarty pants
Smarty pants
30 March 2013

Downlights installed by builder

Downlights installed by builder
NSW

Summit homes $386 per led, same as Leanne R we got them from beacon and electrician was 80per hour, installed after handover, 6 inside rake ceiling, 4 outside rake…

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Smarty pants
Mar 30, 2013 4:57 pm
firsthomenewbie
firsthomenewbie
29 March 2013

And the Journey begins!!!!

And the Journey begins!!!!
WA

Hi, Just wondering how big your block is? Good luck!

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firsthomenewbie
Mar 29, 2013 10:36 pm
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Room2Breathe
Mar 29, 2013 2:19 pm
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Room2Breathe
Mar 29, 2013 2:11 pm
dakr
dakr
29 March 2013

Electrician recommendation in Perth

Electrician recommendation in Perth
WA

I need an electrician to do some extra chases and points for a new build. Can someone recommend a reliable and reasonable electrician in Perth? The build is in High…

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dakr
Mar 29, 2013 10:41 am

So excited its nearly a finished house - We Have Floors! The majority of the rooms are NSW Spotted Gum. …

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DeeMM
Mar 29, 2013 9:01 am
Lillie_28
Lillie_28
28 March 2013

Loft - Colorbond Roof ....Help Needed!

Loft - Colorbond Roof ....Help Needed!
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Hi Thorney :) I'm in Lavington bout to start building in a month or two. Interested in Loft but undecided on a brick still. I was wondering if I could get your address so I…

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Lillie_28
Mar 28, 2013 9:52 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
28 March 2013

:) Kiwis home: Moved in & lovin it! :)

:) Kiwis home: Moved in & lovin it! :)
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Bubblynutter's middle name is Tasmyn..she thought her middle name was tasmyn C for quite a while because someone she spent a lot of time with called her ******* Tasman Sea *****!

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Deemaree
Mar 28, 2013 8:49 pm
Deemaree
FionaT
FionaT
28 March 2013

Building with Plunkett

Building with Plunkett
WA

Plunkett homes are new where I live and we are thinking of building with them. They seem very good value for money.Hope there are no surprises later on. I would love to…

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FionaT
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