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Casa2
Casa2
30 December 2012

BASIX Question

BASIX Question
NSW

As kylie40 said, go to the Basix website (https://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/information/index.jsp ) and play around. You can find out first hand what effects there are for…

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Casa2
Dec 30, 2012 11:16 am
leighton
leighton
30 December 2012

Knockdown-Rebuild [Our NBG Buckingham]

Knockdown-Rebuild [Our NBG Buckingham]
1, 2

A question of interest. Do most builders require the owner to organise the knock down? At Clark New Homes, we prefer not to do it but we will if asked. What is the usual? thanks

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leighton
Dec 30, 2012 10:44 am
leighton
pengruijun
pengruijun
29 December 2012

hire an independent inspector, in which stages?

hire an independent inspector, in which stages?
SA

Thanks bashworth and akashra, Anyone know good inspector in SA?

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pengruijun
Dec 29, 2012 9:04 pm
1rocky
1rocky
29 December 2012

How many downlights per room?

How many downlights per room?
WA

thanks offshore we were going to put downlight in bedroom and now have changed to pendant lights . thinking now to just put a downlight in the wirs

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1rocky
Dec 29, 2012 7:54 am
bashworth
bashworth
28 December 2012

how to position power points in master bedroom?

how to position power points in master bedroom?
NSW

40 years ago an electrician mate told me the best electrical fit out for any room was two doubles on every wall, each about 0.5m from the corner.…

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bashworth
Dec 28, 2012 6:49 pm
bashworth
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
28 December 2012

Confused! Frontage/m2 etc

Confused! Frontage/m2 etc
WA

Im building in Ellenbrook on a 300sq block. My site coverage is 55.5% if that is of any help to you :)

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Echo2k3
Dec 28, 2012 4:55 pm
RajaniKaanth
RajaniKaanth
28 December 2012

Anyone Built with Kaplan homes?

Anyone Built with Kaplan homes?

Thanks for the update Atish-about Kaplan homes. Anyone experienced with Vogue Homes?

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RajaniKaanth
Dec 28, 2012 12:50 pm
Marto54
Marto54
28 December 2012

Floor Plan Advice

Floor Plan Advice
NSW

I guess it depends where in Australia you live. I live in VIC and am very conscious about getting as much sun in as possible. I live on the the coast too, meaning…

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Marto54
Dec 28, 2012 8:15 am
nomanbabber
nomanbabber
27 December 2012

Our one off build in Point Cook - WE ARE IN!

Our one off build in Point Cook - WE ARE IN!
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

I highly appreciate your effort and the points you just raised were worth mentioning.

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nomanbabber
Dec 27, 2012 9:31 pm
jj1
jj1
27 December 2012

Anyone building with Wincrest?

Anyone building with Wincrest?
NSW

Hi zozo, wish you all the best in your build. Our thread was updated (as you probably worked out) almost daily. Didn't tell Wincrest about it until after handover, so…

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jj1
Dec 27, 2012 6:23 am
1rocky
1rocky
27 December 2012

How much per square for a custom build?

How much per square for a custom build?
VIC
1, 2

we are doing a custom build with adenbrook homes and they are fantastic and helped us with design and within our budget

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1rocky
Dec 27, 2012 6:11 am
Mr_mrsT
Mr_mrsT
27 December 2012

Austral Bricks- Couture Chiffon style

Austral Bricks- Couture Chiffon style
NSW

Hi All, Our new and exciting home is about to built in Gregory Hills and were wondering if anyone has built with the Austral Brick- 'Chiffon' from the couture range? If…

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Mr_mrsT
Dec 26, 2012 11:47 pm
4boys1princess
4boys1princess
26 December 2012

Building with the Home Group WA- Byford

Building with the Home Group WA- Byford
WA

thanks guys for the reply I really appreciate the advice, : ))

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4boys1princess
Dec 26, 2012 6:51 pm
1rocky
1rocky
24 December 2012

Dwyer quality homes or stylemaster

Dwyer quality homes or stylemaster
QLD

sorry do not know of dywer homes but considering they rang you during christmas and they are willing to show you the home he is living in is a great start. this is how…

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1rocky
Dec 24, 2012 2:54 pm

We chose flush mortar for our bricks, but we went Nutmeg Smooth face and as it's quite a contemporary home liked the flat look. I don't think a few weeks will make too…

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Lilac
Dec 23, 2012 9:58 pm
AC27
AC27
23 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
WA

well done guys

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AC27
Dec 23, 2012 7:35 pm
CC101
CC101
23 December 2012

Show us your walk in robe!

Show us your walk in robe!
QLD
1, 2

pretty good - price is good too - less than 2k

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CC101
Dec 23, 2012 5:13 pm
Gumbette8
Gumbette8
23 December 2012

Help finding a building inspector for new build

Help finding a building inspector for new build
NSW

We signed on Wednesday for a modified Newhaven 36 with a traditional facade. We're hopefully going to start building in March, I'm not sure if I'm nervous or scared. How…

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Gumbette8
Dec 23, 2012 3:27 pm
B STAR
B STAR
23 December 2012

Owner Builder Pro's and Con's

Owner Builder Pro's and Con's
WA

Having "plenty of mates" can be a disadvantge. They still want to earn an income, if they give you good discounts then they will treat you second class. In answer to your…

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B STAR
Dec 23, 2012 1:00 pm
benblinkau
benblinkau
22 December 2012

National Broadband Network

National Broadband Network
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

There's a few conflicting stories in here :lol: What Eden brae are charging is for a power point for the power supply and 2 internal data points. They…

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benblinkau
Dec 22, 2012 6:48 pm
benblinkau
1rocky
1rocky
22 December 2012

Show us your - handover pics

Show us your - handover pics
ACT
1, 2, 3

Mclaren your home is beautiful and thank you for the pics of the niches what sort of downlight did you put in, would the led strips used in kitchens look ok in the…

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1rocky
Dec 22, 2012 3:43 pm
71monaro
71monaro
22 December 2012

non-zerod import only meter

non-zerod import only meter
SA

Make sure they zero'd your meter when installed. With all the solar PV installs they have an excess of used import-only meters that they are re-installing. Had case of…

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71monaro
Dec 22, 2012 1:38 pm
turk182
turk182
21 December 2012

Building in WRIGHT-ACT C of O issued

Building in WRIGHT-ACT C of O issued
ACT
1, 2, 3

Great news! let the shopping begin

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turk182
Dec 21, 2012 9:36 pm
chatz
chatz
21 December 2012

Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!
VIC
1 ... 14, 15, 16

I've finally updated our with the latest landscaping pictures. After 12 months…

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chatz
Dec 21, 2012 9:03 pm
Tippy Toes
Tippy Toes
21 December 2012

Recommend Me A Good Solar Electricity System

Recommend Me A Good Solar Electricity System
WA

Go to whirlpool.net.au and then to the Green Tech Forum. It's a great source of information.

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Tippy Toes
Dec 21, 2012 5:16 pm
Tippy Toes
BradS
BradS
21 December 2012

Return of deposited money

Return of deposited money
VIC

I dont know why people bother asking for deposits these days. Years ago they were given as a sign of good faith that you would follow through with what ever it was you…

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BradS
Dec 21, 2012 11:52 am

Haven't had a chance to talk to the builder about this as they're shut for Xmas but would like some feedback. We are building in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne with a…

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wokwon
Dec 21, 2012 9:18 am
auds
auds
20 December 2012

Anticon - is it necessary?

Anticon - is it necessary?
WA
1, 2

Thanks Charnley - I did suggest it to the boss but he thought it would be too expensive. We do a bit of work for private builders and know a little bit about them. Maybe…

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auds
Dec 20, 2012 2:09 pm
Jen1977
Jen1977
20 December 2012

HIA standard progress payment schedule

HIA standard progress payment schedule

Chintook - I think with the recent collapse of Procorp you just want to be a little bit careful with front loading of payments. I think that having 90% of your…

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Jen1977
Dec 20, 2012 8:02 am
zojo
zojo
19 December 2012

Building near Pacific Highway in Hornsby --- From Begining

Building near Pacific Highway in Hornsby --- From Begining
NSW

SHOULD I PAY FOR BOTH OF THEM TO GET IN DETAIL QUOTE FROM BOTH OF THEM BEFORE SELECTING THE BUILDER? your advises are most welcome? Actually, if you have already paid a…

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zojo
Dec 19, 2012 8:24 am
caz_770
caz_770
19 December 2012

caz_770 in Baldivis - Front Landscaping

caz_770 in Baldivis - Front Landscaping
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Hi Vans! Yeah, I was very lucky with those storms! I thought my mum was checking my house once a week, but turned out she went once, right at the beginning of my last…

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caz_770
Dec 19, 2012 12:52 am
caz_770
Liliana
Liliana
18 December 2012

Rinnai Infinity Enviro 26 making a sucking/beeping noise!

Rinnai Infinity Enviro 26 making a sucking/beeping noise!

I'm bumping this in the hope that someone who has this unit can answer. Our Rinnai Infinity Enviro 26 makes an audible noise every time the hot water taps are turned on…

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Liliana
Dec 18, 2012 8:27 pm
hoo-me
hoo-me
18 December 2012

purchasing lighting: anywhere to get help?

purchasing lighting: anywhere to get help?
QLD

Try the Osram lighting website, there is a tool where you can light your home and it gives you energy efficiency info and lots of other stuff.

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hoo-me
Dec 18, 2012 10:53 am
Anjelo
Anjelo
18 December 2012

Please help for render colour.

Please help for render colour.
VIC

Please help anyone who has a rendered dulux facade with the same colours kindly put pictures. looks like a brown grey thing. thanks heaps.

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Anjelo
Dec 18, 2012 10:43 am
fmac
fmac
18 December 2012

Soakwells - How and When did you put yours in??

Soakwells - How and When did you put yours in??
WA

Ask them? I'm pretty sure our contract says we have to have them done within 21 days of the roof going on (though I could be wrong). We've asked if we can deliver them to…

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fmac
Dec 18, 2012 9:57 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 December 2012

Framing material takeoff

Framing material takeoff

Fair point bkm but for a general guide it is pretty close and for someone trying to work out what their framing costs will be for a reno it is accurate enough which is…

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Stewie D
Dec 18, 2012 7:44 am
Liliana
Liliana
18 December 2012

Drainage plans for a building permit?

Drainage plans for a building permit?

Well the builder expects us to! He has told us it is our job to pipe the condensate from our gas hot water heater to a legal point of discharge. He also buried the ball…

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Liliana
Dec 18, 2012 7:02 am
leighton
leighton
18 December 2012

CT

CT
NSW

I guess it is hard to find good employees who will always remain diligent. This seems across the board. As you say, it shouldn't be too difficult. Stay alert and keep…

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leighton
Dec 18, 2012 6:54 am
leighton
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leighton
Dec 18, 2012 6:52 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
18 December 2012

pc inspection

pc inspection
VIC

This is probably in the building contract but either way, isn't it best to let him fix those things? good luck

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leighton
Dec 18, 2012 6:39 am
leighton
Crow
Crow
17 December 2012

Land tax (SA) while building

Land tax (SA) while building
SA

We received a land tax bill for $1,000 on the block we were building our new home on and we owned no other property. It had a capital value of $510,000 so we had to pay…

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Crow
Dec 17, 2012 8:50 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 December 2012

home design- ideas how to use a long narrow space

home design- ideas how to use a long narrow space
SA

What rooms does this space adjoin? Better still, a posting a rough sketch would be great!

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Treeseachanger
Dec 16, 2012 5:37 pm
staceycs
staceycs
16 December 2012

Building up a flat block

Building up a flat block
NSW

Thanks for your reply :) We assumed it would be around that price, but I guess we'll never know until the AHD survey comes back. Thanks for your advice too- at the end…

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staceycs
Dec 16, 2012 5:30 pm
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Dacman82
Dec 16, 2012 4:21 pm
tim_k
tim_k
15 December 2012

Redink loan approval requirements question

Redink loan approval requirements question
WA

I wouldn't think so. But you will want it to be in the process because as soon as the council process is complete they will be wanting to start and they need your money for that.

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tim_k
Dec 15, 2012 2:50 pm
our dream home
our dream home
15 December 2012

Cost of upgrading the Facade

Cost of upgrading the Facade
VIC

Hey jpc just found this old post what facade did u end up going with? We got the savanna, really happy with it hope all is going well :)

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our dream home
Dec 15, 2012 7:10 am
Skyzie85
Skyzie85
14 December 2012

Servicing a vacant land to build new house

Servicing a vacant land to build new house
NSW

Whoops... Only just saw your post! We're still in the process of getting it all done now. Water is taking longer than expected as we've had a few issues with their…

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Skyzie85
Dec 14, 2012 8:12 pm
dreamcometrue
dreamcometrue
14 December 2012

Building with Dechellis in Mt Barker

Building with Dechellis in Mt Barker
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I'm glad all your issues have been sorted out :D I guess you'll be in your new home now, congratulations! :D I look forward to your pics :D

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dreamcometrue
Dec 14, 2012 7:06 pm
dreamcometrue


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