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fireflies
fireflies
25 September 2012

Question about the finance process

Question about the finance process
WA

You may have resolved this issue already but it would be advisable to organise a loan for more than the minimum likely end cost of land + building contract. There may be…

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fireflies
Sep 25, 2012 2:05 pm
HopefulHillsBuild
HopefulHillsBuild
25 September 2012

Perth builder recommendations for development and investment

Perth builder recommendations for development and investment
WA

I would never, ever, ever, recommend Plunkett / Domain. We're just looking into cancelling with them!

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HopefulHillsBuild
Sep 25, 2012 2:04 pm
andystar70
andystar70
25 September 2012

average costs

average costs
SA

I'd try to look for a builder that has fixed site costs and as much included in the base price as possible. This not only helps your budgeting but also your prospects of…

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andystar70
Sep 25, 2012 11:13 am
andystar70
unfunkable
unfunkable
24 September 2012

Skylights.... Yay or Nay??

Skylights.... Yay or Nay??
VIC

if i could i would go back and put skylights in my study and pantry. these are the only 2 rooms in the house with no natural light access and its a shame.

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unfunkable
Sep 24, 2012 6:38 pm
ch0p
ch0p
24 September 2012

Henley Electrical

Henley Electrical
VIC

thanks boosho!

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ch0p
Sep 24, 2012 2:01 pm
kiwi
kiwi
24 September 2012

Our Sea-change Adventure - Garden Photos

Our Sea-change Adventure - Garden Photos
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Absolutely....there are 2 many who have disappeared to be writing this out 5 times don't you think! They better not ignore us now they are in their homes like Eiffel and…

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kiwi
Sep 24, 2012 6:29 am
kiwi
PaulMac
PaulMac
23 September 2012

Noggins

Noggins
VIC

You can't put the noggin on it's side it's purpose is to keep the stud from twisting and support the plaster edge, can you at least pre drill the noggins where you plan on…

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PaulMac
Sep 23, 2012 5:41 pm
HomeOwnerz
HomeOwnerz
23 September 2012

custom builders help

custom builders help
NSW

I check out this company from an ad that popped up on this site. They use a professional designer and they inclusions and price look good. www.torrenssteel.com.au

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HomeOwnerz
Sep 23, 2012 4:34 pm
HomeOwnerz
HomeOwnerz
23 September 2012

Anyone built with Nu Steel homes???

Anyone built with Nu Steel homes???

Google search "kit homes". There are some companies that specialise in luxury homes using this method. They are really nice and generally save around $200-300/sqm using…

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HomeOwnerz
Sep 23, 2012 4:26 pm
build again
build again
23 September 2012

Cost of adding shelves and drawers in walk in robe?

Cost of adding shelves and drawers in walk in robe?
SA

We went to a place that does flatpack kitchens and ordered shelving for the WIR and office built ins- can get it made any size- and it was cheaper than going to bunnings…

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build again
Sep 23, 2012 9:04 am
BlakeyP
BlakeyP
23 September 2012

Answer time from someone in the know..

Answer time from someone in the know..
WA

Hey Iam new to all this and just have a few questions on some things. I currently have a block of land in Adelaide and i am going to build my new home on it. What I am…

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BlakeyP
Sep 23, 2012 3:08 am
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andystar70
Sep 22, 2012 6:32 pm
andystar70
C-JPAL
C-JPAL
22 September 2012

Motorised Cellar Trapdoor

Motorised Cellar Trapdoor
VIC

We're in the middle of getting plans together to build a new house and DH is considering building a cellar/basement where access would be through a motorised "trapdoor" in…

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C-JPAL
Sep 22, 2012 6:29 pm
Acey
Acey
22 September 2012

Where do I stand with this?

Where do I stand with this?
WA

I am intrigued to know the outcome also. Not having a very good experience myself with new gen so far.

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Acey
Sep 22, 2012 12:57 am
Acey
DGBREK
DGBREK
21 September 2012

Anybody building/built with Right Build Homes?

Anybody building/built with Right Build Homes?
NSW
1, 2

Hi All, havent checked on the forums for a while but looks like quite a few other Right Build victims have come forward. It is such a terrible experience to be going…

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DGBREK
Sep 21, 2012 10:31 pm
CC101
CC101
21 September 2012

what skirting to go with tile flooring?

what skirting to go with tile flooring?
WA

i got tiled skirting in one room, did not like it, so did not end up getting it for the rest of the house yet. I am still looking at different options.

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CC101
Sep 21, 2012 8:00 pm
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
21 September 2012

Any good/bad experiences with Henley?

Any good/bad experiences with Henley?
1, 2, 3, 4

I'm interested in any recent stories about Plantat!on builds too, especially in QLD.

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MalinViktoria
Sep 21, 2012 5:23 pm
MalinViktoria
carak777
carak777
21 September 2012

Getting house demolished - cost ?

Getting house demolished - cost ?
NSW

We are (or will be) doing a Knock Down Rebuild in the Hornsby area and we are getting 3 quotes from demolishing companies, just to get a good idea of costs. Does the house…

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carak777
Sep 21, 2012 4:17 pm
carak777
claypot
claypot
21 September 2012

Statesman homes

Statesman homes
SA

Hey Mate, We are building a modified Dutton with Statesman. Can't comment on your Carrington. As for Statesman, I've heard all the bad stories but have found that there is…

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claypot
Sep 21, 2012 12:30 pm
kiwi
kiwi
21 September 2012

Masterton Homes - The new thread

Masterton Homes - The new thread
1 ... 121, 122, 123

Buildingbee check your pms

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kiwi
Sep 21, 2012 9:32 am
kiwi
notremaison
notremaison
21 September 2012

Alamanda Estate - Owners Forum

Alamanda Estate - Owners Forum
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Hi Evagrace22, it's very topical at the moment. Let's just say it's quite different when Villawood want to sell you something and when they don't. There's been a lot that…

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notremaison
Sep 21, 2012 5:43 am
Theresa
Theresa
20 September 2012

My New Custom Fairm0nt Home, Almost there

My New Custom Fairm0nt Home, Almost there
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Wow, looks like you've been very busy and accomplished so much in such a short space of time! Your paving and pergola look great. Did you do anything in regards to the…

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Theresa
Sep 20, 2012 7:57 pm
Theresa
1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
20 September 2012

Moving in day!

Moving in day!
QLD

Just wanted to say congratulations...very exciting! Have you got a clothesline and letterbox?

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1sttimebuilding2012
Sep 20, 2012 6:27 pm
our dream home
our dream home
20 September 2012

extras at colour studios

extras at colour studios
NSW

Good luck! If you can stick to the standard range and work out what's really important to you for the upgrades it's much easier! The front door for me was something I…

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our dream home
Sep 20, 2012 2:47 pm
dvestate
dvestate
20 September 2012

New House

New House
NSW

Sounds like your owner building so good luck :)

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dvestate
Sep 20, 2012 12:12 pm
jodge
jodge
19 September 2012

Skillion or hip/valley roof ??????

Skillion or hip/valley roof ??????
QLD

Hey Sarat. . . if your skillion roof points north, it can be a fantastic way of getting that lovely northern winter sun into the house to heat it up when it's cold outside.

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jodge
Sep 19, 2012 10:28 pm
jodge
kwilliamson
kwilliamson
19 September 2012

Council Certificate requirements- where to begin??

Council Certificate requirements- where to begin??
NSW

Thanks everyone. I've been able to find a surveyor who put me in touch with a geo guy who used to be the Director of development in the local council. I now know most of…

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kwilliamson
Sep 19, 2012 7:36 pm
donna61
donna61
19 September 2012

Do you think the builder is a little too keen?

Do you think the builder is a little too keen?
SA

As you have paid the deposit to have the site tests done, ask them for copies as you have paid for them

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donna61
Sep 19, 2012 7:33 pm
Lizzie7
Lizzie7
19 September 2012

Help with Colours

Help with Colours

Thanks so much

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Lizzie7
Sep 19, 2012 2:43 pm
Silvergum
Silvergum
19 September 2012

Looking to build in Highlands, Craigieburn

Looking to build in Highlands, Craigieburn
VIC

i think that would be a good spot too. We cant get NBN where we are, lucky you!!!. We can only get ADSL 1. Happy building!

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Silvergum
Sep 19, 2012 12:38 pm
googleit
googleit
19 September 2012

Need Melbourne small lot/townhouse builders

Need Melbourne small lot/townhouse builders
VIC

two_first_timers - for a 106 Sqm is a very small home sounds like you have a very big budget. That means your townhouse is only 11 (building squares). Placing all the most…

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googleit
Sep 19, 2012 12:30 pm
Crystally
Crystally
19 September 2012

Ensuite layout - please help!

Ensuite layout - please help!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Id have the toilet in its own room, I changed the plans and enclosed ours after they moved thw shower for our freestanding bath to fit.…

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Crystally
Sep 19, 2012 11:53 am
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
18 September 2012

Gen1 build - Custom Strata Design

Gen1 build - Custom Strata Design

Whilst completing our last build with RedInk Homes and moving in in April 2011, We are now building an investment property with Gen1 Homes on a…

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AubinGroveFan
Sep 18, 2012 11:42 pm
stormjr
stormjr
18 September 2012

How long after handover until you can actually live there?

How long after handover until you can actually live there?
VIC

Nicole1983, it would depend on a number of things I would think! Availability of the inspector would be the biggest, but I would think two weeks would be enough, and…

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stormjr
Sep 18, 2012 11:18 pm
Casa2
Casa2
18 September 2012

Slab Bolts and contract variation

Slab Bolts and contract variation
VIC

1) Find out exactly what these "bolts" are. Get the engineering drawing and show us. 2) Decline the contract variation. It's only a request and you can accept or…

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Casa2
Sep 18, 2012 8:38 pm
Onewheel
Onewheel
18 September 2012

New Kid on the Block

New Kid on the Block
QLD

Generally if you want your home to include a lot of the upgrades that are on display, you are looking at 10-20% on top of the base price. If the base price does not…

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Onewheel
Sep 18, 2012 7:39 pm

My powder room toilet was positioned too close to the wall at slab pour, and was moved relatively easily (from a non plumber point of view!). First they did…

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Stormy
Sep 18, 2012 5:48 pm
Stormy
brettob
brettob
18 September 2012

Sound and thermal insulation in sub floor

Sound and thermal insulation in sub floor
VIC

www.damtec.com.au This is the ultimate in noise transferance and well priced

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brettob
Sep 18, 2012 1:06 pm
fireflies
fireflies
18 September 2012

Anyone had experience building with SIPs

Anyone had experience building with SIPs
WA

We have just submitted our plans to the council for a Colorbond steel clad, SIPs built house. We will be going owner builder as we couldnt find a builder that wishes to…

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fireflies
Sep 18, 2012 12:48 am
AngieB
AngieB
17 September 2012

Bought a ReadyBuilt Henley home in Selandra Rise

Bought a ReadyBuilt Henley home in Selandra Rise
VIC

I bought a ReadyBuilt Henley home in Selandra rise. :z: Anyone has bought any of them in Selandra..? :th:

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AngieB
Sep 17, 2012 10:59 pm
our dream home
our dream home
17 September 2012

Please suggest to things to take care of....Please suggest

Please suggest to things to take care of....Please suggest
VIC

Lighting/ tv points is always a good one to look at if you can contact the electrician before he wires the house, and maybe go through it with him and the Telephone cable…

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our dream home
Sep 17, 2012 7:24 pm
cubz
cubz
17 September 2012

Render

Render
VIC

Any one building with homestead tan bricks, I'm trying to pick a render colour for the two front pillars, and having difficulty deciding on a colour help !!!! thinking I…

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cubz
Sep 17, 2012 7:13 pm
Belial
Belial
17 September 2012

Driveway and Fencing Costs

Driveway and Fencing Costs
VIC

Well in that case I can help :D PM sent.

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Belial
Sep 17, 2012 7:10 pm
Belial
nicnvina
nicnvina
17 September 2012

Has anyone anyone built the Baton Rouge Gemmill Homes house

Has anyone anyone built the Baton Rouge Gemmill Homes house
WA

Hello Jess, Wow i can;t believe it's taken me that long to post a reply...so sorry about this delay. I juts got carried away by a very busy life style. I'm suppose you…

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nicnvina
Sep 17, 2012 6:03 pm
donna61
donna61
17 September 2012

Dreamstart Homes- Has anyone dealt with them??

Dreamstart Homes- Has anyone dealt with them??

Had the same thing happen the WA H''sing centre - lost $2k due to pushy salesrep who had 'best broker in the world' pfft

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donna61
Sep 17, 2012 3:21 pm
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natlyn
Sep 17, 2012 3:46 am
natlyn
Boults
Boults
16 September 2012

Stairs

Stairs
SA

Hey Matt, I am in exacty the same boat as you. We are builing two story and the stairs will be visible at the entrance and I want them to be a feature and pleasant to the…

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Boults
Sep 16, 2012 11:09 pm
Frangop
Frangop
16 September 2012

Waffle slab Class M with bored piers to suit Class P

Waffle slab Class M with bored piers to suit Class P
VIC

hi i was told to add up to 30k for a knockdown rebuild as the ground is all cut up from the demo so 10k maybe right what was your price for…

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Frangop
Sep 16, 2012 10:03 pm
Frangop
arayasam
arayasam
16 September 2012

Avelling or Content

Avelling or Content
WA

I'm building in Riwa estate. I was told Avelling is a new compay ans so should look at other builders, but i just felt being new shouldb't be a reason to disqualify. The…

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arayasam
Sep 16, 2012 12:43 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
16 September 2012

Drainage and water tank head of water

Drainage and water tank head of water
VIC

He may not have fitted leaf diverters (also eroneously known as rain heads) due to aesthetic reasons but you really do need them. Apart from anything else, they stop…

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SaveH2O
Sep 16, 2012 12:57 am
SaveH2O


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