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qonyx
qonyx
14 August 2012

Our house at glenfield panorama vista

Our house at glenfield panorama vista
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi there Glenn.... check out http://vistaglenfield.com.au/ there is a mail link to Tom. Send him a note and he would be happy to meet up with and explain a bit about the…

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qonyx
Aug 14, 2012 9:52 pm
qonyx
Gandj
Gandj
14 August 2012

Barossa Dreaming

Barossa Dreaming
SA

Hi Dreamcometrue, I was thinking of moving the fridge as you suggested.The 'lounge' will be our dining room the alcove is for the wallunit. I'am hoping the kitchen…

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Gandj
Aug 14, 2012 9:48 pm

SS called and seemed like a really nice person that is happy to work in with us. He indicated that this Thursday they will cut and fill and prepare the block. Then next…

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nihonjin
Aug 14, 2012 7:10 pm
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Ashkate
Aug 14, 2012 5:06 pm
Ashkate
DazzaB
DazzaB
14 August 2012

Overhanging waterproofing

Overhanging waterproofing
SA

Cool. Thanks bashworth

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DazzaB
Aug 14, 2012 2:49 pm
MyHome1
MyHome1
14 August 2012

New house

New house
TAS

Hi I am not sure about that builder but I will advise who ever you go make you hire inspector to look after your contracts and do each and every stage inspection I think…

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MyHome1
Aug 14, 2012 2:04 pm
rabsta
rabsta
13 August 2012

Opinions on Lakesview release THE PONDS please.

Opinions on Lakesview release THE PONDS please.
NSW

The Ponds is a great area and as you worked out, very central to everything. The T-Way is great and is easily accesssable. Schofield and Quakers Hill stations are both…

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rabsta
Aug 13, 2012 4:46 pm
abhi_n
abhi_n
13 August 2012

Anyone building in eucalypt estate wollert melbourne?

Anyone building in eucalypt estate wollert melbourne?
VIC

Hi I am building in Eucalypt too. Well, almost done now. Even I cant get internet. Have you manager to get internet there? Which stage is you lot?

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abhi_n
Aug 13, 2012 3:10 pm
theoneandonly?
theoneandonly?
13 August 2012

SURVEY PEGS FOR SOIL TESTING?

SURVEY PEGS FOR SOIL TESTING?
SA

hows the build going? we are in the same suburb as you we should be in by end of sept

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theoneandonly?
Aug 13, 2012 2:17 pm
alt0160
alt0160
13 August 2012

Redink build - supply of item - dimensions at prestart?

Redink build - supply of item - dimensions at prestart?
WA

I didn't build with red ink, but seeing as this is somewhat uncommon. I thought I would share our experience - for any owner supplied items we had to provide dimensions…

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alt0160
Aug 13, 2012 12:24 pm

Hi, We are builidng with a local builder (no big company) so unfortunately don't have any colour consultants! We went and had another look at the bricks on the weekend…

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Therese27
Aug 13, 2012 12:11 pm
mgilla
mgilla
13 August 2012

Cove cornice- ceiling height??

Cove cornice- ceiling height??
VIC

Mitch the reason it works for square set is you pay a poop load more to make it work. Personally I think the wider cornice looks better anyway. 55mm is good inside…

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mgilla
Aug 13, 2012 9:28 am
amgsl55
amgsl55
12 August 2012

Has anyone's Builder gone bankrupt in Adelaide

Has anyone's Builder gone bankrupt in Adelaide
SA

I know of someone whose builder went belly up towards the final stages of construction. He got a reduction for his last instalment.

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amgsl55
Aug 12, 2012 10:34 pm
paulevan
paulevan
12 August 2012

stairs for OC

stairs for OC
NSW

Thanks... I'll just buy one of those prefabstairs bolt it into the side of the house and give it some concrete at the bottom. Thanks Sirrocco, worked out perfectly and the…

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paulevan
Aug 12, 2012 9:27 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
12 August 2012

need advice for passive solar designs. (front facing north)

need advice for passive solar designs. (front facing north)
NSW

Mr_Chook-as you have posted numerous times on this topic I shall be locking a few of the threads you have started. Answers and discussions on…

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Deemaree
Aug 12, 2012 9:15 pm
Deemaree
Darren Standish
Darren Standish
12 August 2012

BUILDING WITH SCOTT SALISBURY HOMES IN ADELAIDE

BUILDING WITH SCOTT SALISBURY HOMES IN ADELAIDE
SA

Hi Guys... We are considering SS to build our home in Blue Stone and wonder what budget we should be looking at to build a 4 Bedroom house with 200…

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Darren Standish
Aug 12, 2012 8:25 pm
Darren Standish
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
12 August 2012

do your rooms feel smaller than they originally seemed?

do your rooms feel smaller than they originally seemed?
VIC

I've found the shape makes a huge difference. I'm in a room thats 3.7*2.6m or similar. My new house has 3*3.2m bedrooms in 2 places, plus a built in robe, it looks tiny…

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theanonyuser
Aug 12, 2012 10:08 am
1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
12 August 2012

Deposit/CAontract

Deposit/CAontract
NSW

Fantastic!! Who are you planning to build with?

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1sttimebuilding2012
Aug 12, 2012 10:01 am
Danois
Danois
11 August 2012

Are you happy with your concrete driveway? Sydney

Are you happy with your concrete driveway? Sydney
NSW

Come to think of it, why not go knock on doors? If you can find a driveway that is like yours in size and shape (somewhat) and perhaps in colour, you can ask them if that…

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Danois
Aug 11, 2012 9:52 pm
juski
juski
11 August 2012

Easy Clean House Tips

Easy Clean House Tips
NT
1, 2

We are having a tiled wall on a walk in shower instead of a glass shower screen. Our designer has it in her own home and says it makes it so much easier to keep the…

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juski
Aug 11, 2012 7:54 pm
juski
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
10 August 2012

Plate height

Plate height
WA

can someone please confirm what is classed as plate height. i thought it was when the brick work was finished. if im right, then we were due for payment then, but we have…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Aug 10, 2012 8:50 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
10 August 2012

Custom Builders??

Custom Builders??
VIC

You can try Bafto Homes if you want, he's in the area :)

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theanonyuser
Aug 10, 2012 8:27 pm
Fishers
Fishers
10 August 2012

Building in Bayswood Aldinga finally begins Yay

Building in Bayswood Aldinga finally begins Yay
SA

Thanks mclaren, will defo be posting with regular stressed out updates, although I don't think anything can be as stressful as the last 8 months, thought OH was gonna have…

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Fishers
Aug 10, 2012 7:42 pm
sammymac
sammymac
9 August 2012

Show me your easement landscaping!

Show me your easement landscaping!
SA

Thanks Boults :-) I hope some more people post so that we can get some ideas!

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sammymac
Aug 09, 2012 5:09 pm
sammymac
LeanneR
LeanneR
9 August 2012

Wilson's... 23/4 - Entry Hall feature wall HELP! pg. 37!

Wilson's... 23/4 - Entry Hall feature wall HELP! pg. 37!
VIC
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Wow you have fantastic taste. Look forward to seeing more!

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LeanneR
Aug 09, 2012 3:28 pm
LeanneR
boofnmike
boofnmike
9 August 2012

our CoLumbia.. loving life in the hunt Club!!

our CoLumbia.. loving life in the hunt Club!!
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

hi there, would it be possible for someone to post a pic of the carpet colour "lipson drizzle " for me to have a look, can not find it anywhere on the computer! if you…

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boofnmike
Aug 09, 2012 11:50 am
DenBer
DenBer
9 August 2012

Waiting for NSW first home benefits?

Waiting for NSW first home benefits?
NSW

YES WAIT! Do not sign anything with your builder till the 1st Oct or you will only be eligible for the $7K. I rang OSR for the same reason as we have put a deposit on…

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DenBer
Aug 09, 2012 10:51 am
juski
juski
9 August 2012

Terrace house in Lightsview SA - Advice welcomed :)

Terrace house in Lightsview SA - Advice welcomed :)
SA

Hi pandoracrystal, welcome! As far as I know, the land's not negotiable. But I didn't try to negotiate... If you have any questions about my experience, I update the…

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juski
Aug 09, 2012 10:10 am
juski
tengals
tengals
9 August 2012

certificate of insurance new build - please help.

certificate of insurance new build - please help.

thanks for the reply, yeah i just wanst sure but other friends also confirmed their one was the same as well.

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tengals
Aug 09, 2012 8:46 am
CC101
CC101
9 August 2012

redink - still waiting for handover

redink - still waiting for handover
WA
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pci was done on 16 july. On 6/8/12 we had final inspection but many issues were still outstanding to be fixed / done before handover. We still waiting for handover. Can…

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CC101
Aug 09, 2012 1:29 am
VijayGaba
VijayGaba
8 August 2012

Evaporative cooling Unit Sizing/Power

Evaporative cooling Unit Sizing/Power

Hi Guys, I didn't put evaporative cooling through my builder with a view that I will get it done after handover. My house size including wet areas and outdoor area is 283…

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VijayGaba
Aug 08, 2012 11:18 pm
Boults
Boults
8 August 2012

Building in SA

Building in SA
SA

Its definately a concern. The upside of building during a downturn in construction is a better price. The downside.............. It could all go pearshaped if the builder…

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Boults
Aug 08, 2012 11:17 pm
our dream home
our dream home
8 August 2012

Building Hartley by Dennis Family Homes

Building Hartley by Dennis Family Homes
1, 2

We are building the Hartley 361 it's taken 4 months with many mistakes on the contracts. Finally we were told today that they are aiming to start building end of this…

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our dream home
Aug 08, 2012 6:52 pm
humble
humble
8 August 2012

Manholes for drainage easement.

Manholes for drainage easement.
SA

Was thinking if the area is flat enough, you could always lay pavers around the man hole and sit a shed (say 2m by 3m) on top of it and just…

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humble
Aug 08, 2012 2:01 pm
just Erin
just Erin
8 August 2012

Landscaper in Doreen

Landscaper in Doreen
VIC

How did you go finding a landscaper? You can try the Doreen Community Business facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/310605755702678/

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just Erin
Aug 08, 2012 9:46 am
akashra
akashra
8 August 2012

Site preparation

Site preparation
WA

I would highly suggest you contact the builder who provided the quote and ask them what their definition of 'flat' is for these purposes. For me, it was a fall of no more…

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akashra
Aug 08, 2012 9:36 am
donna61
donna61
8 August 2012

Picking colours - HELP!

Picking colours - HELP!
VIC

Don't be afraid to mix wood with black, white and charcoal. You will see it everywhere when you go to display homes. We have moved from a Farmhouse and have all country…

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donna61
Aug 08, 2012 12:22 am
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Deemaree
Aug 07, 2012 8:43 pm
Deemaree
Banksy1460
Banksy1460
7 August 2012

Banks and Valuations

Banks and Valuations
VIC

If they can build the homes for the valuations they are coming back with then they should build houses as well as lend people cash i say! I must admit it has me a little…

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Banksy1460
Aug 07, 2012 7:52 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
7 August 2012

Slab to Framing

Slab to Framing
TAS

Hi Buffy, A few days for light weight stuff should be fine, tractors delivering bricks and dropping on the slab is a bit hectic. 60 days is not correct :n:

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onc_artisan
Aug 07, 2012 4:45 pm
onc_artisan
1stBuildFR
1stBuildFR
7 August 2012

Installing stormwater (not included in package)

Installing stormwater (not included in package)
SA

You'll find out all info when you get your engineer report & council application. Your council application will tell you the exact path your stormwater should go. So all…

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1stBuildFR
Aug 07, 2012 3:57 pm
Karma888
Karma888
7 August 2012

Porter Davis Berkley 27

Porter Davis Berkley 27
VIC
1, 2

Hi Guys, Sorry for the belated update, Fixing stage was completed on 19 July. we had our private inspector on site. He found some minor errors in sections of the house.…

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Karma888
Aug 07, 2012 10:42 am
Karma888
dvestate
dvestate
7 August 2012

ALLWORTH HOMES - HARMONY - HELP NEEDED :)

ALLWORTH HOMES - HARMONY - HELP NEEDED :)
NSW
1, 2

Site costs is definately something that can blow out if your block has a heap of fill, rock, or big fall so you should always investigate that prior to even grabbing the…

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dvestate
Aug 07, 2012 9:58 am
PAB_34
PAB_34
7 August 2012

Anyone request a change after contract??

Anyone request a change after contract??
VIC

You can request changes after signing the contract but the builder is not obliged to carry them out, they can refuse. Read your contract, if it's a standard HIA building…

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PAB_34
Aug 07, 2012 12:33 am
PAB_34
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
6 August 2012

Sealing exposed aggregate

Sealing exposed aggregate
QLD

Hi, I have posted a link below which will answer your questions. Just scroll down to the part about sealing. :D http://www.aldonchem.com/mt-concrete-ex ... regate.htm

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Treeseachanger
Aug 06, 2012 11:07 pm
dakr
dakr
6 August 2012

Rendered fence look

Rendered fence look
WA

I came across this real cool product by EzyBuild. Basicallly you can give your colourbond fence a rendered look using these panels that is fixed to the existing fence. Not…

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dakr
Aug 06, 2012 9:59 pm
coobri
coobri
6 August 2012

Colorbond Gates

Colorbond Gates
VIC

So its getting close ( about 2 weeks ) from moving in to our new house and I need to get some gates put in down the side anyone know where I can get some colorbond gates…

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coobri
Aug 06, 2012 7:19 pm
dvestate
dvestate
6 August 2012

PGH BRICKS

PGH BRICKS
NSW

I must add I personally used a difference brick, we original decided on Chocolatto but I didn't wait the headache of chipped bricks either during the build or down the…

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dvestate
Aug 06, 2012 12:08 pm


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