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Marto54
Marto54
14 October 2012

Help with facade colours please

Help with facade colours please
QLD

That is a nice facade... It's never easy to match colours from a picture like the one you've shown. All you (and anyone else for that matter) can do is grab a colour…

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Marto54
Oct 14, 2012 7:48 am
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
13 October 2012

Redink - pre start costs!

Redink - pre start costs!
WA

hi cedes, congrats on building with Redink...we are also building with them and they have been brilliant, im about 2 weeks behind mary. the most frustrating part is the…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Oct 13, 2012 5:21 pm

Thanks Jet, I got some blinds up today. Pretty happy with the result. Highly recommend Ritchie from Shade Elegance NSW -…

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adgn
Oct 13, 2012 1:46 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
13 October 2012

Building Plantation Homes - SIENNA in Brisbane

Building Plantation Homes - SIENNA in Brisbane
QLD

Hi Guys Like to know which version of the Sienna it was and how it all went - after a few years. SJ

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Saint Mike
Oct 13, 2012 10:04 am
Saint Mike
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off2theburbs
Oct 12, 2012 10:51 pm
belandchris
belandchris
12 October 2012

PH Eclipse Q1 - Brisbane build

PH Eclipse Q1 - Brisbane build
QLD

Hi Chasie1, I will attempt to post a plan of it... I haven't posted a pic before (!). It is the retreat Q1 20m and we pulled the kitchen and theatre out of it, and…

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belandchris
Oct 12, 2012 9:31 pm
Charnley
Charnley
12 October 2012

Balcony OR upstairs sitting room with bifold windows?

Balcony OR upstairs sitting room with bifold windows?
WA

My mum has a balcony out from her main living area and it gets used all the time - she has cafe blinds on it for winter. Alternatively friends of ours have a balcony but…

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Charnley
Oct 12, 2012 2:48 pm
Charnley
PAB_34
PAB_34
12 October 2012

Trying to find a suitable plan!

Trying to find a suitable plan!
VIC

Don't rule out talking to a smaller builder who will do a custom design (or take the best bits of someone else’ and do cut and paste job....) to suit your block size and…

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PAB_34
Oct 12, 2012 12:25 pm
PAB_34
belandchris
belandchris
11 October 2012

Any Suggestions on interior Paint colour... Please

Any Suggestions on interior Paint colour... Please
WA

Yep loving everything you've done. Our externals are dune and surfmist so that's great to know about the off white plantation shutters - our window frames are surfmist so…

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belandchris
Oct 11, 2012 10:48 pm
timothyhktan
timothyhktan
11 October 2012

Stairs timber

Stairs timber
VIC

Hi, I'm building a new split level house and using Grey Box for the timber. I'm in a dilemma trying to decide whether to use generic Vic Ash or Grey Ironbark (they don't…

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timothyhktan
Oct 11, 2012 12:12 pm
MyHome1
MyHome1
11 October 2012

Representing yourself at VCAT

Representing yourself at VCAT
VIC

Hi Neverbuildagain, I am going thru your post how did you go with your VCAT mediation , did you represent yourself or hire a Lawer . I am so keen to know how can I…

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MyHome1
Oct 11, 2012 6:59 am
Whytee
Whytee
11 October 2012

Anyone building with champion homes in Sydney area?

Anyone building with champion homes in Sydney area?
NSW

thanks one wheel and lehas. I have viewed both before. :)

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Whytee
Oct 11, 2012 6:16 am
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
10 October 2012

Plasterer / renderer

Plasterer / renderer
WA

Hi We are considering the rest of our house after handover. Does anyone have any recommendations for renderer / plasterers in Perth ? Or what they paid to have the…

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off2theburbs
Oct 10, 2012 8:44 pm

Well that makes it difficult - as my partner reminds me, the reason we want a concrete slab is so we can drop the floor of the new part down to the ground .. Everything…

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lenarufus
Oct 10, 2012 8:40 pm
MyHome1
MyHome1
10 October 2012

Looking for Building Expert VCAT report

Looking for Building Expert VCAT report
VIC

Thanks Leighton I got VCAT report however I need an help how the mediation process will at VCAT I have mediation, any suggestions will be appreciated Thanks

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MyHome1
Oct 10, 2012 5:20 pm
PAB_34
PAB_34
10 October 2012

Building Contract

Building Contract
WA

We’re onto to builder number 3 now (and finally happy). Both builder 1 and 2 were paid for pre-contract work but as the building contract had not been signed there was…

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PAB_34
Oct 10, 2012 3:00 pm
PAB_34
arayasam
arayasam
10 October 2012

Aveling Homes - Prestart Costs

Aveling Homes - Prestart Costs
WA

We have just signed-up with Aveling Homes (who have been fabulous so far), and have been supplied with our prestart folder. This folder covers…

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arayasam
Oct 10, 2012 2:30 pm
cherren
cherren
10 October 2012

Building the Livingstone with PD

Building the Livingstone with PD
VIC
1, 2

How have you found PD now that the house is finished, we are just starting the process and would appreciate any advice or hints with dealing with PD and when to upgrade to…

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cherren
Oct 10, 2012 11:02 am
free will
free will
10 October 2012

Raising the floor level of a double storey

Raising the floor level of a double storey
WA

Our block has an 8m slope downwards and about 2m where the house will be - about 1.4m downwards and another 0.6m right to left. If we raised the house to street level,…

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free will
Oct 10, 2012 6:03 am
paulevan
paulevan
9 October 2012

plastic sheet between bricks and frame

plastic sheet between bricks and frame
NSW

Damp course thanks... Was trying to poke an aerial antenna to the ground floor and I kept on hitting it... For anyone who is researching this afterwards, I used a yellow…

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paulevan
Oct 09, 2012 10:47 pm
catjim
catjim
9 October 2012

How much can you build on a plot in Adelaide?

How much can you build on a plot in Adelaide?
SA

In our area we were allowed to cover 60% of our 448sqm block taking into account the regulation setbacks etc. 60% is 268.8sqm. We just skimmed through at 268.6sqm :lol:

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catjim
Oct 09, 2012 9:51 pm
akashra
akashra
9 October 2012

Approximate time line

Approximate time line
NSW

I paid my deposit at the end of February, signed contracts on the first week or May, and have only today got a site start date of October 18. Taking forever.

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akashra
Oct 09, 2012 8:10 pm
Jimbob_82
Jimbob_82
9 October 2012

Stonehill Estate, Bacchus Marsh, Stages 1 & 2 release dates

Stonehill Estate, Bacchus Marsh, Stages 1 & 2 release dates
VIC

Good evening all, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if both stages 1 & 2 were released on time, or whether the title releases were held up. Otherwise, where would…

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Jimbob_82
Oct 09, 2012 7:15 pm
Lex
Lex
8 October 2012

Slab Issue

Slab Issue
NSW

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Lex
Oct 08, 2012 10:38 pm
Lex
vmr78
vmr78
8 October 2012

Average build time -2 storey residence

Average build time -2 storey residence
WA

Thanks for your responses :) Site scraped 4/2/09 and handover was 10/9/09. No rain delays and only a 3 week delay for the brickies while they…

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vmr78
Oct 08, 2012 10:00 pm
vmr78
Jukes82
Jukes82
8 October 2012

New home New roof NO WARRANTY

New home New roof NO WARRANTY
QLD

By the sounds of it your best choice is to go with roof tiles.

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Jukes82
Oct 08, 2012 6:08 pm
Lazy Pig
Lazy Pig
8 October 2012

Chantenay Parade - The Avenue at Casey

Chantenay Parade - The Avenue at Casey
NSW

Hello everyone, We have purchased a block on Chantenay Parade in the Avenue due to settle in a few weeks. We are looking at building the…

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Lazy Pig
Oct 08, 2012 10:54 am
bashworth
bashworth
8 October 2012

Please Help! First time building! Not happy!!

Please Help! First time building! Not happy!!
WA

To get their attention it helps to write a formal letter rather than a phone call. You are in a formal contract so having evidence of non performance is important.

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bashworth
Oct 08, 2012 4:46 am
bashworth
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sfern
Oct 07, 2012 11:03 pm

I saw i-detect.com.au surveillance system used in our estate by the developer in few areas. Has anyone on this forum have any experience with this system? How much does…

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JagSRK
Oct 07, 2012 7:34 pm
jodge
jodge
7 October 2012

Inbuilt benchseat/unit

Inbuilt benchseat/unit
QLD

I love those MV! Especially the American looking ones with the fancy cornices and trims. I'd like to put something like that in our study, but will probably just end up…

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jodge
Oct 07, 2012 6:36 pm
jodge
sammymac
sammymac
7 October 2012

Glass splashback - Problem!

Glass splashback - Problem!
SA
1, 2

That sucks that you've had so much drama! :-( I'll keep you all posted in my build thread :-)

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sammymac
Oct 07, 2012 1:14 pm
sammymac
Orchid
Orchid
7 October 2012

Our Wild Orchid build with Dechellis

Our Wild Orchid build with Dechellis
SA

Hi Stage #2 Building is coming along great at the moment. Haven't really had too many headaches, and we are currently at lock up. Tiling just finished last week, the…

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Orchid
Oct 07, 2012 10:44 am
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
7 October 2012

Land title?

Land title?
QLD

Thanks everyone! :D Looks like we don't have to worry too much then! The block has a house built next to it and the block on the other side has just been sold. It's…

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MalinViktoria
Oct 07, 2012 10:30 am
MalinViktoria
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
7 October 2012

Design, tendering and building for under $250k?

Design, tendering and building for under $250k?
NSW

Custom building will ensure you fully utilize the space you have available. Unfortunately cost wise it is always more than a volume builder... I've found so far the…

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theanonyuser
Oct 07, 2012 8:08 am
BlakeyP
BlakeyP
7 October 2012

New Build in Adelaide

New Build in Adelaide
SA

Gristy thank for the replay yeah that does make sense and that is the way we are thinking of going just trying to find a builder with that much flexibility may be…

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BlakeyP
Oct 07, 2012 2:03 am
Dexter
Dexter
6 October 2012

Recessed sills and wooden flooring

Recessed sills and wooden flooring
WA

Hi TashnStu77 I had pre-start this week and big learning curve. Here's what I've heard: The builder said the recessed sills won't be fully recessed they have to be at…

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Dexter
Oct 06, 2012 6:52 pm
kiwi
kiwi
6 October 2012

First time builder- Advice needed!

First time builder- Advice needed!
VIC

No it is not a sales pitch kiwi just my personal experience. Everyone needs to make up their own mind on what is best for…

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kiwi
Oct 06, 2012 5:39 pm
kiwi
melfordgurl
melfordgurl
6 October 2012

Building Sandarah (Sterling Facade) in Ascot Vale

Building Sandarah (Sterling Facade) in Ascot Vale
VIC

Hey KimBrunoPD, Just wondering how you went with the Tender appointment.. what colours did you go with? I have just put a deposit down on the Sandarah with PD and went…

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melfordgurl
Oct 06, 2012 3:15 pm
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Frangop
Oct 05, 2012 10:42 pm
Frangop
EcoFriendly
EcoFriendly
5 October 2012

Building a new house - feedback on colours appreciated

Building a new house - feedback on colours appreciated
VIC

Hi Chrip, Colours are very personal and if you love the coffee colours go with it. Make sure if you use two colours that they have enough difference between them. On your…

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EcoFriendly
Oct 05, 2012 6:36 pm
Belial
Belial
5 October 2012

Negotiating Site costs, any success?

Negotiating Site costs, any success?
NSW

Before contract I had two options for site cut. Have they given you a figure that indicates how much soil would need…

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Belial
Oct 05, 2012 1:45 pm
Belial
tengals
tengals
5 October 2012

NEED OPINION! Henley, Porter Davis, Simonds Whos the best?

NEED OPINION! Henley, Porter Davis, Simonds Whos the best?
VIC
1, 2

and at cosham they should have a list of standard upgrades for the house you want and the locked in pricing. this is what we loved about henley is you knew what things…

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tengals
Oct 05, 2012 1:42 pm
thisisshane
thisisshane
4 October 2012

Shorehaven Central - Alkimos : Anyone else in the area?

Shorehaven Central - Alkimos : Anyone else in the area?
WA

Hi all. My fiancee and I are building in Shorehaven Central with Homebuyers. Great package deal and we are excited about the Shorehaven vision and what's to come. Anyone…

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thisisshane
Oct 04, 2012 11:39 pm
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chb
Oct 04, 2012 9:51 pm
PADAMS2012
PADAMS2012
4 October 2012

Boutique Homes customer thread

Boutique Homes customer thread
VIC

Hey Lazy Pig, If you read my blog about our build, you will see how our build has been. In the beginning we too found it weird that there was a lack of inclusions…

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PADAMS2012
Oct 04, 2012 1:03 pm
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luciiaaa1
Oct 04, 2012 9:52 am
ktotherose
ktotherose
4 October 2012

Bushfire 12.5bal cost

Bushfire 12.5bal cost
NSW
1, 2

Agree also with your point leighton about surveyors/inspectors. As a consumer I expect these people to know to help but they just don't...yet, hopefully!

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ktotherose
Oct 04, 2012 8:44 am
building-expert
building-expert
4 October 2012

Planning and Building Permit estimate cost

Planning and Building Permit estimate cost
VIC

Before you do anything, ring town planning in your council and ask them nicely to help you (preferably go and see them, take the plan with you). My experience is they will…

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building-expert
Oct 04, 2012 6:13 am
building-expert


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