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6msn15bru
6msn15bru
27 May 2013

townhouses share one single eletricity metre box???

townhouses share one single eletricity metre box???
VIC

Hi, This is a few months after the fact, though each townhouse would need their own meter. It would be so impractical otherwise. How could you separate them if you were…

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6msn15bru
May 27, 2013 7:39 pm
Dacman82
Dacman82
26 May 2013

Total Home Frames/Milford Homes

Total Home Frames/Milford Homes
WA

Hi, is anyone here building or has built with Total Home Frames or Milford Homes. I cant seem to find any reviews or info on them.

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Dacman82
May 26, 2013 11:25 pm
jimnlisa
jimnlisa
26 May 2013

Tips for queuing up for purchase of land. what time????

Tips for queuing up for purchase of land. what time????
WA
1, 2

Land can take awhile to sell here too. Depends on location, distance from the city/beach. Hammond Park is on the free way to city, only land available on the freeway that…

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jimnlisa
May 26, 2013 10:50 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
26 May 2013

Is a 1.5m setback enough space for a clothesline?

Is a 1.5m setback enough space for a clothesline?
QLD

heaps of people put those foldable washing lines on the side of the house with 1.5m to the fence. just pick the size wisely :)

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xxkatxx
May 26, 2013 5:59 pm
Bobdaboarder
Bobdaboarder
26 May 2013

Sutherland Shire Knock Down Rebuild Experience

Sutherland Shire Knock Down Rebuild Experience
NSW

Hi There, My wife and i have just purchased our next house in the sutherland shire which we plan to KDRB. I am just after some peoples experiences that have also done…

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Bobdaboarder
May 26, 2013 4:42 pm
Assh
Assh
26 May 2013

costs of dropped edge beam

costs of dropped edge beam
QLD

Any more inputs would be appreciated ::lol::

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Assh
May 26, 2013 12:40 pm
Building Newbie
Building Newbie
25 May 2013

How long was your final stage?

How long was your final stage?
VIC

Thanks :D Oh I didnt realise they were different classifications. On our final stage its: Floor & Wall tiles Brick Clean Downpipes installed Painting Shower…

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Building Newbie
May 25, 2013 10:30 pm
hachy
hachy
25 May 2013

Our New Home Journey in Hervey Bay, QLD

Our New Home Journey in Hervey Bay, QLD
QLD

nice slab. sorry to hear of the mistakes that are happening :(

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hachy
May 25, 2013 10:52 am
hachy
JB1
JB1
25 May 2013

Ethics about paint - what to do?! FIXED

Ethics about paint - what to do?! FIXED
NSW

Good on you for choosing premium paint. I see not paying extra for the premium as paint false economy (even though at $1,900 the builder would have made an absolute…

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JB1
May 25, 2013 9:58 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
25 May 2013

building in crace

building in crace
ACT

What sort of price are the blocks there guys ?

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Saint Mike
May 25, 2013 7:45 am
Saint Mike
Scotty Dog
Scotty Dog
24 May 2013

Urgent advice on interior white

Urgent advice on interior white
VIC

My friend had Antique White USA on her walls and a white ceiling and she hated it, she thought it reminded her of a hospital, she eventually changed it to Hog Bristle - I…

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Scotty Dog
May 24, 2013 9:55 pm
Wazza78
Wazza78
24 May 2013

Armstrong Creek

Armstrong Creek
VIC

I am pretty sure the day it's a p class. And warralily isn't classed as a termite area so I don't think builders have to do that. Have you brought land there

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Wazza78
May 24, 2013 7:38 pm
Jm14
Jm14
24 May 2013

Cranbourne East vs Cranbourne North

Cranbourne East vs Cranbourne North
VIC

Hi! We reserved a land in cranbourne north, at the stockland's new development arbourlea. Iniatially we have a land reserved at berwick waters but when we are about to…

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Jm14
May 24, 2013 4:50 pm

Stamp Duty Refund

Stamp Duty Refund
VIC

That depends on what state you are in....

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1sttimebuilding2012
May 24, 2013 4:10 pm
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TinaG
May 24, 2013 2:22 pm
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lightsview
May 24, 2013 7:00 am
Planet Express
Planet Express
24 May 2013

Building with Burbank...

Building with Burbank...
VIC
1 ... 40, 41, 42

I had to pay mine and I caught other tradies using my tap as well as site Manager telling a tradie 3 doors down off for running a hose to my tap! On a lighter note... my…

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Planet Express
May 24, 2013 12:19 am
hkhokhar12
hkhokhar12
23 May 2013

Is Metrcon a good choice compared to Poter Davis/Simonds

Is Metrcon a good choice compared to Poter Davis/Simonds
VIC

Thanks everyone, I feel it's a matter of luck if your building process goes well without any fuss. The truth is every builder has issues one way or the way. You just have…

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hkhokhar12
May 23, 2013 1:45 pm
momomo
momomo
23 May 2013

Garage Door Industries Bayswater..?

Garage Door Industries Bayswater..?
WA

Hi all :) Our builder is using Garage Door Industries in Bayswater, Perth, for our triple garage doors. Our doors are cedar stain in the milano woodgrain. I've seen some…

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momomo
May 23, 2013 1:39 pm
momomo
Lurgen
Lurgen
23 May 2013

Building new house: private building inspector?

Building new house: private building inspector?

All I can suggest is Houspect, since that's who I'm using. Happy with their work so far. HD

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Lurgen
May 23, 2013 12:15 pm
Lurgen
meowsy
meowsy
23 May 2013

Solar pre wiring?

Solar pre wiring?
VIC

I am considering having pre wiring and switchboard for solar electricity done with a PD build. I spoke to a solar salesperson and he basically tried to talk me out of it,…

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meowsy
May 23, 2013 11:18 am
meowsy

i think the problem you are having is that the access to your butlers pantry is against the wall, meaning that you need circulation here. This additional circulation is…

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Architect3121
May 22, 2013 10:38 pm
Novice8
Novice8
22 May 2013

Delaying PCI - have you done it?

Delaying PCI - have you done it?
NSW

Yes, I know. I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but we're living in a flea infested ice box, so it's hard.

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Novice8
May 22, 2013 9:35 pm
Architect3121
Architect3121
22 May 2013

letter to neighbour

letter to neighbour
VIC

if you do get permission, make sure you get good photos of the kerb and channel and crossover of your neighbours block. Just incase the builders trucks etc. damage it;…

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Architect3121
May 22, 2013 9:19 pm
EmyN
EmyN
22 May 2013

Henley Monaco Q2 site start

Henley Monaco Q2 site start
VIC

In our paperwork it says about 4 weeks between final sign off and site start.....

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EmyN
May 22, 2013 3:04 pm
EmyN
jasons girl
jasons girl
22 May 2013

Urgent Help Needed with Kitchen Colours

Urgent Help Needed with Kitchen Colours
ACT

I think it can work. We are having dark cupboards and benchtops with white flooring. So similar dark theme. I was worried about ours at first as well but we have just had…

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jasons girl
May 22, 2013 12:55 pm
PAB_34
PAB_34
21 May 2013

Specifying roof timber structure?

Specifying roof timber structure?
WA

Maybe something like this..... http://medeek.com/resources/trusses.html Just do a search for "ATTIC ROOF TRUSS" (either Google or Google…

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PAB_34
May 21, 2013 10:55 pm
PAB_34
bashworth
bashworth
21 May 2013

Slab extension

Slab extension
VIC

You shouldn't need a slab extension. Just a small independent slab should do.

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bashworth
May 21, 2013 9:40 pm
bashworth
jtpn
jtpn
21 May 2013

Building in Bankstown

Building in Bankstown
NSW

I'd like to build a 4BR + study home in the Bankstown region, one storey. Can anyone recommend a good quality trustworthy builder? Or project home that does custom…

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jtpn
May 21, 2013 5:50 pm
navs
navs
20 May 2013

New Dale Alcock promo

New Dale Alcock promo
WA

Just FYI - the painting is all one colour, no feature walls or any additional colours allowed in case you were wondering. I disagree - I had a look at the 20mm stone and…

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navs
May 20, 2013 6:06 pm
mandee
mandee
20 May 2013

Any body has any experience with Gold Style Homes builder

Any body has any experience with Gold Style Homes builder
WA

Hi!, Yes I built with them it worked out well. David (the owner) is good guy and overall good co-operative team.

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mandee
May 20, 2013 5:04 pm

Installing a rangehood later

Installing a rangehood later
NSW

We are up to the slab stage with M3tric0n. I've just realised the rangehood they are supplying is very underpowered compared to what we had (we…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
May 20, 2013 3:39 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
inglewood
inglewood
20 May 2013

What are the hidden costs of building?

What are the hidden costs of building?
VIC

You might like to check out the thread below for costs and upgrades with building with Porter Davis in Melbourne - we found this thread really handy when working out our…

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inglewood
May 20, 2013 3:28 pm
inglewood
newhomehunter
newhomehunter
20 May 2013

Turnkey Homes

Turnkey Homes
VIC

Hi, I'm just wondering has anyone built home with Turnkey Homes. I have been through their display home in melbourne. Couldn't find any reviews regarding them in the…

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newhomehunter
May 20, 2013 2:48 pm
LeanneR
LeanneR
20 May 2013

First time building - Baldivis, with commodore homes

First time building - Baldivis, with commodore homes
WA

Id say you're looking at prob December for a slab. Most of us have had to wait minimum 3 months after prestart. Apparently they are swamped. This is what a CA told a…

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LeanneR
May 20, 2013 2:01 pm
LeanneR
No_ideas
No_ideas
20 May 2013

Custom Builders Geelong

Custom Builders Geelong
VIC

surfprado We are going through the process with Hotondo at the moment and they have been fantastic so far. I say so far as we are only at pre build stage due to our land…

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No_ideas
May 20, 2013 7:52 am

Ours are horizontal. Personal preference id say.…

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Lourance
May 19, 2013 11:17 pm
ben/melissa
ben/melissa
19 May 2013

Our Columbia 211 Dennis Family Home

Our Columbia 211 Dennis Family Home
VIC
1, 2

Well its been a long time and how things change dramatically firstly we didnt go ahead with the new house couple different factors from costing and factoring in the…

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ben/melissa
May 19, 2013 10:53 pm
pooks83
pooks83
19 May 2013

HI from newbies in Cranbourne East, Victoria

HI from newbies in Cranbourne East, Victoria
VIC

Hi Smiely! I am waiting on land settlement in Livingston....won't be until October but I thought I would drop past and say hi? I assume you would be in your house by now.…

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pooks83
May 19, 2013 5:37 pm
pooks83
di+matt
di+matt
19 May 2013

ducted vaccum confusion

ducted vaccum confusion
VIC

Hey we will be getting ducted vacuum and the vac pan... Ours is the Hills brand though. The system is costing us $1800 with all accessories etc. and the vac pan is an…

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di+matt
May 19, 2013 12:07 am
filthydeluxe
filthydeluxe
18 May 2013

Mt Barker, Bluestone Estate Man Stuff

Mt Barker, Bluestone Estate Man Stuff
SA
1, 2

For gaming purposes Ps3 Gamer tag = Evnt_h0riz0n_ Xbox GT = FilthyDeluxe

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filthydeluxe
May 18, 2013 11:02 pm
filthydeluxe
otoole33
otoole33
18 May 2013

New timber windows left out in the rain!!

New timber windows left out in the rain!!
NSW

Thanks for your comments. I have informed the builder (not Exactely calmly) that this was unacceptable and if there is so much as a blemish on the windows then they will…

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otoole33
May 18, 2013 6:49 pm

*ahem* Blue - concrete/tiled Green - grass...duh Orange with crosshatch…

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kaykens
May 18, 2013 4:39 pm
kaykens
Vetra43
Vetra43
18 May 2013

floor plan help please

floor plan help please
VIC

I would prefer the bellmore- better kitchen/living layout, bigger laundry, minor bedrooms are rectangular instead of square which is easier with…

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Vetra43
May 18, 2013 8:17 am
Jen1977
Jen1977
18 May 2013

COST OF BUILDING A DUPLEX

COST OF BUILDING A DUPLEX
NSW

As you are in the next postcode to me and I work in that postcode and work for a builder. PS council will charge you about $13,000 for dual occupancy fees on top of your…

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Jen1977
May 18, 2013 7:05 am
Echo
Echo
18 May 2013

Slab to Brick Work

Slab to Brick Work
WA

::lol:: novice8 Sorry but comments like these still crack me up. We are like another country over here in WA. It's like a theme park in Paris. Ridiculously hot in summer , too…

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Echo
May 18, 2013 12:09 am
Echo
OAD
OAD
17 May 2013

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A NORTH FACING BACKYARD?

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A NORTH FACING BACKYARD?
1, 2

We currently have the option of a north-west facing front door and can have the lounge at the front with north and east-facing windows which i know is supposed to be good…

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OAD
May 17, 2013 10:58 pm


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