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Casa2
Casa2
5 November 2012

Neighbour's tin roof causing glare

Neighbour's tin roof causing glare
VIC

Solar panels actually work better if they are kept cool that's why they are a little more efficient if they are on racks and not mounted closer to…

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Casa2
Nov 05, 2012 3:28 pm
leighton
leighton
5 November 2012

Building on a sloping block

Building on a sloping block
VIC

I have been building on sloping blocks for 27 years. I estimate 600 of the houses I have built are on sloping blocks. To me, a flat block has one metre of fall. A steep…

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leighton
Nov 05, 2012 3:18 pm
leighton
MrsT12
MrsT12
5 November 2012

Easement & site costs?

Easement & site costs?
VIC

Nope, Northern 'burbs.

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MrsT12
Nov 05, 2012 2:34 pm
MrsT12
nickvee
nickvee
5 November 2012

Our House Orientation

Our House Orientation
VIC

Just thought i would pop in and let everyone know that we have transferred our block to one that has just become available on the market again. It's a bit smaller but…

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nickvee
Nov 05, 2012 11:52 am
nickvee
jclark22
jclark22
5 November 2012

Nottage Rise Reynella SouthAustralia

Nottage Rise Reynella SouthAustralia
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi all, this thread a died now that most people have finished their build :( we get handover on the 22nd and our neighbour is getting handover today. One question I do have…

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jclark22
Nov 05, 2012 9:07 am
buildnewbie
buildnewbie
5 November 2012

changing window size after planning permit

changing window size after planning permit
VIC

Thanks bashworth, I think I will call up some of those building permit type people and see if I can organise one myself and will ask them if it's something I should worry about.

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buildnewbie
Nov 05, 2012 8:19 am
CBPH
CBPH
5 November 2012

Our bank needs a quote for getting the crossover done...

Our bank needs a quote for getting the crossover done...
WA

Do concreters do cashies for crossovers? Given the concreter requires a certain limit of public liability insurance and you need a building permit to do it I thought they…

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CBPH
Nov 05, 2012 5:36 am
our dream home
our dream home
4 November 2012

New to building

New to building
VIC

What we did is grab a sales rep and go through the house displayed, as also mentioned above, You will be surprised what is not included. Even now I've noticed the…

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our dream home
Nov 04, 2012 10:55 pm
AC27
AC27
4 November 2012

water slop in wet areas

water slop in wet areas
WA

i think relay is the only solution

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AC27
Nov 04, 2012 8:52 pm
sunct
sunct
4 November 2012

Building Monaco-need suggestion 4 color themes and upgrades

Building Monaco-need suggestion 4 color themes and upgrades
VIC

hi what was the cost of adding another linen cupboard please. thanks.

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sunct
Nov 04, 2012 8:07 pm
perthling
perthling
4 November 2012

Fifty shades of grey...

Fifty shades of grey...
WA

Are you doing an acrylic render (acratex or unitex), or cement render? The cheaper cement render really wanes in colour and, often, ends up in spider cracking. Strongly…

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perthling
Nov 04, 2012 3:02 pm
ShazG
ShazG
4 November 2012

Distinctive Homes build in SA complete!

Distinctive Homes build in SA complete!
SA

BRICKBATS & BOUQUETS' Thought I should post a positive review about my experience (most of us rarely do). Hubby and I have just completed our new home build with…

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ShazG
Nov 04, 2012 1:59 pm
maximus
maximus
4 November 2012

Paint defects - how strict were you?

Paint defects - how strict were you?
VIC
1, 2

You often see fitout contractors working well into the night in new estates (whether it be for plaster, paint, etc). I'm not surprised if there are problems like this.

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maximus
Nov 04, 2012 9:26 am
maximus
Liliana
Liliana
3 November 2012

Does this amount of concrete sound normal?

Does this amount of concrete sound normal?

The provisional sum for the concrete slab was $24,000. The two invoices together come to about 21,000 but if only the second invoice reflects what the builder actually…

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Liliana
Nov 03, 2012 8:34 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
3 November 2012

Building alone - Disappearing into the ether

Building alone - Disappearing into the ether
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Just catching up on threads... why that subject heading? Because your build is over...? I don't think kiwi will let you do that. In fact, isn't that why she is stalking…

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SunshineT
Nov 03, 2012 8:07 pm
SunshineT
snowing
snowing
3 November 2012

Should weatherboards look like this?

Should weatherboards look like this?

It looks a little bit too much to me. At least the ones I saw before were much cleaner. For me I would ask what the grading of these boards first. If you really don't want…

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snowing
Nov 03, 2012 8:06 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 November 2012

Building with PLantati0n- anyone? standard stone question..

Building with PLantati0n- anyone? standard stone question..
QLD

We have our NHP next week, just wondering though, does anyone knoe which QQ stone colours are standard? I know what I want, but Im nervous…

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Saint Mike
Nov 03, 2012 7:08 am
Saint Mike
sillyhall
sillyhall
3 November 2012

CONSUMER AWARENESS ON PORCELAIN TILES

CONSUMER AWARENESS ON PORCELAIN TILES
QLD
1, 2

Hi Lorna I was wondering how this ended up for you with your tiles? Hi Lorna, I am from Rockhampton as well…

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sillyhall
Nov 03, 2012 6:45 am
dakr
dakr
3 November 2012

Fibreglass dooe

Fibreglass dooe
WA

Hi all, I am putting in a single backdoor to exit my garage to the side of the house. My builder wants to charge me $585 for a fibreglass weathercote door and metal…

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dakr
Nov 03, 2012 12:32 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
2 November 2012

Independent Building Inspector Needed - MELB

Independent Building Inspector Needed - MELB
VIC

Darbecca/QAI or search. Buildinginspector on these forums et cetera

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theanonyuser
Nov 02, 2012 7:14 pm
ttva
ttva
2 November 2012

Timeline for knockdown and rebuild

Timeline for knockdown and rebuild
VIC
1, 2

Timeline for me so far: Initial quotes, deposits and colour selection were in June. Tender - 13/07/12 Home settlement - 23/07/12 Contract Signing 1st attemp - 16/08/12…

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ttva
Nov 02, 2012 2:54 pm
ttva
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
2 November 2012

how big are your bedrooms?

how big are your bedrooms?
NSW
1, 2

Kylie, I've just realised you are the one doing the upstairs plan on a couple threads? Sorry! Duh. :o :wink: The bed 3 you have.. See how he has moved…

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kerry-ann
Nov 02, 2012 11:39 am
boosho
boosho
1 November 2012

Budgeting with landscaping, blind/curtins, fencing.

Budgeting with landscaping, blind/curtins, fencing.
QLD

In my opinion the essential items are fencing and driveways.. depending on your council they may not issue an OC until these are done.. landscaping is not essential in my…

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boosho
Nov 01, 2012 10:30 pm
boosho
fmac
fmac
1 November 2012

Land has titled!!!

Land has titled!!!
WA

Congratulations!! I'm am probably guessing they have to wait for curb and footpath so they can make sure they get the setback etc correct.

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fmac
Nov 01, 2012 6:49 pm
123Kandice
123Kandice
1 November 2012

HELP! First Home Builder about to sign final drawings!!!!

HELP! First Home Builder about to sign final drawings!!!!
WA

Thank you :) Yeh we have asked and the fee is $250 per item! we have alot of upgrades that we have added like stone bench tops, heating and cooling was included and we added…

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123Kandice
Nov 01, 2012 2:40 pm
Jen1977
Jen1977
1 November 2012

Building Townhouses

Building Townhouses
NSW

Your first port of call would be to speak with the council. Just because there is 5 townhouses next door doesn't mean you will be able to put that many on your block. My…

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Jen1977
Nov 01, 2012 8:03 am
Lazy Pig
Lazy Pig
31 October 2012

NBN

NBN
VIC

Thanks guys very helpful. @atom_ute. Thanks for pointing to NBN at the Pond thread, that was informative. Now to figure out what I really need. Maybe just 1 compatible…

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Lazy Pig
Oct 31, 2012 7:15 pm
rosewood
rosewood
31 October 2012

Smart Wiring Necessary for NBN?

Smart Wiring Necessary for NBN?
WA

I just had mine done for nbn, comes through garage wall next to electricity box, everything is being cabled into a communications box which will be on the wall next to NBN…

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rosewood
Oct 31, 2012 4:50 pm
rosewood
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
31 October 2012

Settlement Feedback - CS Legal

Settlement Feedback - CS Legal
WA

I write on behalf of CS Legal. AubinGroveFan, judging from your profile, it appears that you have had a tough time with all sorts of people and…

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AubinGroveFan
Oct 31, 2012 4:07 pm
Bastian
Bastian
31 October 2012

Bastian's Ascot 24 build

Bastian's Ascot 24 build
VIC

Akashra- So pleased to find your blog, its great to have someone else building similar houses! Our frame bas been delayed until Friday so we maybe at the same stage by then.

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Bastian
Oct 31, 2012 2:09 pm
Jamo s
Jamo s
31 October 2012

Time to celebrate!!!

Time to celebrate!!!
NSW

WOO-HOO!! We get the keys tomorrow! Thanks to everyone at MJH - it's only 15 weeks since the slab pour, and 19 weeks since construction started. So we're in 9 weeks early …

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Jamo s
Oct 31, 2012 12:57 pm
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Lazy Pig
Oct 31, 2012 12:51 pm
PAB_34
PAB_34
31 October 2012

building engineers

building engineers
NSW

Just do a google search for Structural Engineer and your suburb and you should find a local person/firm that can provide the design you need.

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PAB_34
Oct 31, 2012 12:20 pm
PAB_34
hfwangoz
hfwangoz
30 October 2012

Should I need to worry neighbours' fence on part of my land?

Should I need to worry neighbours' fence on part of my land?
NSW

Not far from me then, I am at Voyager point and long term resident…

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hfwangoz
Oct 30, 2012 9:55 pm
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
30 October 2012

Henley Lexington Q1

Henley Lexington Q1
VIC

yep lam flooring and cat 1 carpet all the way for us.... then in 8-10 years wool carpet and timber floors. funny enough, their lam flooring and…

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Zerosignal
Oct 30, 2012 8:55 pm
ktotherose
ktotherose
30 October 2012

I need some help...and a compass. North/South? East/West?

I need some help...and a compass. North/South? East/West?
VIC

Thats great then! I would recommend changing a few things in the house but will depend on the orientation of your block get one that faces north. Always put the garage on…

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ktotherose
Oct 30, 2012 3:31 pm
MissEm
MissEm
30 October 2012

DA build

DA build
WA

How has your build gone Casanova?? No real issues or dramas I hope :) Good luck for handover!!

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MissEm
Oct 30, 2012 3:10 pm
MissEm
roomate
roomate
30 October 2012

First Home Buyer - Wyndham Vale VIC !

First Home Buyer - Wyndham Vale VIC !
VIC
1 ... 66, 67, 68

Yeah , I had to do the same thing , and i Spoke with Sunland and they gave me this guy's number by the name of Bernie , He came and installed it next day ( i guess i paid…

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roomate
Oct 30, 2012 2:11 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
30 October 2012

what is inside prestart file??

what is inside prestart file??
WA

Nah there is nothing about paint, aircon or the solar hot water...its just pictures of doors etc i think my clo is gonna get a long email Hahaha thanks guys :)

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xxkatxx
Oct 30, 2012 10:34 am

Base price was $145,000 for this This is close to finished product .. we've also added 1m…

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melQ
Oct 30, 2012 9:48 am
melQ
gogo65
gogo65
30 October 2012

Bulkhead Design advice please

Bulkhead Design advice please
NSW

Thats great news lilac, so glad your builder has agreed to fix at their cost, common sense prevails :z:

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gogo65
Oct 30, 2012 9:06 am
gogo65
1stBuildFR
1stBuildFR
30 October 2012

[SA] Building in Field River Estate, Trott Park

[SA] Building in Field River Estate, Trott Park
SA
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Our cars have been ok. Just solar lights. So not so bad in the scheme of things. I think they are finding to lower side of Bayley a target because it doesnt get much if…

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1stBuildFR
Oct 30, 2012 8:01 am
maryam_adnan
maryam_adnan
29 October 2012

Ridgline Drive Kalina The Ponds - Lot on T-Junction

Ridgline Drive Kalina The Ponds - Lot on T-Junction
NSW

We have put deposit on a land Ridgeline Drive, Kalina, The Ponds It is at T junction of Adelong parade. This is the only option available. Someone told us that T-junction…

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maryam_adnan
Oct 29, 2012 8:33 pm
Always Scheming
Always Scheming
29 October 2012

Ultimate Homes - anyone built with them?

Ultimate Homes - anyone built with them?
WA

Several years ago we signed up with Ultimate Homes, we had numerous problems through the planning stages and ended up pulling out of the contract primarily as we had no…

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Always Scheming
Oct 29, 2012 2:07 pm
sunct
sunct
29 October 2012

Our Monaco Q1 - Mernda Villages - Frame Pictures uploaded

Our Monaco Q1 - Mernda Villages - Frame Pictures uploaded
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Can you please let me know how much it costed you to add another slider. thanks. Has anyone added a basin/sink to the WC in Monaco?

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sunct
Oct 29, 2012 11:34 am
bashworth
bashworth
29 October 2012

Building with plantati0n: question about lighting?

Building with plantati0n: question about lighting?
QLD

Depends on the builder with my last two builds one(the small local Builder) installed the lights at no cost, said it saved him buying the batten lights. The other (a big…

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bashworth
Oct 29, 2012 11:00 am
bashworth
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
29 October 2012

Driveway grated drains

Driveway grated drains
NSW

Hiya, These are available in hardware stores. You can get all heavy duty plastic,you buy the box sorrta thingy (sorry,female here ::lol:: ) Then the grill. Can also get metal…

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kerry-ann
Oct 29, 2012 10:58 am


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