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Dearheart
Dearheart
29 September 2012

Preference - exposed brick or render and why?

Preference - exposed brick or render and why?
NSW

I like the look of face bricks - if you choose the right one. I admit that some are terrible choices (eg blends - really don't like the look of them) or if you just pick…

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Dearheart
Sep 29, 2012 1:36 pm
coffeenazi
coffeenazi
29 September 2012

looking for advice - recycled steel I beam in ceiling?

looking for advice - recycled steel I beam in ceiling?
QLD

Hi all, we're at the visualisation stage for the home we are planning to build, and we've come across a source of recycled building material that we want to tap into…

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coffeenazi
Sep 29, 2012 10:55 am
coffeenazi
millsy_mcleod05
millsy_mcleod05
29 September 2012

Building a home but not sure who to go through

Building a home but not sure who to go through
QLD

Hi there we are at the contract signing with Plantation. We are building the Retreat 18M Q2 the base price was $210K minus 10K Henley promo and minus $10K for plantations…

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millsy_mcleod05
Sep 29, 2012 12:47 am
millsy_mcleod05
EcoFriendly
EcoFriendly
28 September 2012

Which house?? Poll

Which house?? Poll
QLD

Hi, Sisalation (a foil) that comes in different qualities is different to insulation. Sisalation is usually placed under roofs and into walls as a minimum requirement.…

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EcoFriendly
Sep 28, 2012 6:52 pm
Shakel
Shakel
28 September 2012

Sekisui Roof Issue - Please help?

Sekisui Roof Issue - Please help?
SA

why don’t you call the HIA and then the masters Assoc and see if you get the same answer. they could just be telling pokies. Even with the extra…

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Shakel
Sep 28, 2012 6:19 pm
Shakel
builderforlife
builderforlife
27 September 2012

What dulux White matches QQ Alpine White

What dulux White matches QQ Alpine White
NSW

I am a big fan of I cant believe it is white and if that is too pink try 50 shades of white, maybe in half strength. :wink:

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builderforlife
Sep 27, 2012 9:51 pm
builderforlife
donna61
donna61
27 September 2012

What are your living arrangements whilst you build?

What are your living arrangements whilst you build?
QLD
1, 2, 3

Our story, New build nearly finished,living in our home of last 12+yrs,after handover we need to paint new house & move in. Then finish reno's…

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donna61
Sep 27, 2012 8:11 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
27 September 2012

Our new Home...rebuild after fire,NEW PHOTOS FRONT FENCE

Our new Home...rebuild after fire,NEW PHOTOS FRONT FENCE
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Think I drove past your place a couple of weeks ago! ::lol::

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Deemaree
Sep 27, 2012 7:57 pm
Deemaree
springtime
springtime
26 September 2012

Installing ducted aircon after build

Installing ducted aircon after build
QLD

Hi, In the first house we built, we were on a really tight budget, we too couldn't afford ducted A/C for the first 2 yrs . Then we added it later. They actually put the…

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springtime
Sep 26, 2012 9:49 pm
timpen
timpen
26 September 2012

How often do you supply your tradies with beer?

How often do you supply your tradies with beer?
WA

Only ones I gave beer to was the brickie team because they were doing a great job. Didn't often see most of the other trades on site. Would only give them beer towards…

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timpen
Sep 26, 2012 4:46 pm
Zalira
Zalira
26 September 2012

Boral Nuvo Aspire bricks Slate or Boral Nuvo Fusion Blue Rio

Boral Nuvo Aspire bricks Slate or Boral Nuvo Fusion Blue Rio
QLD

Hi, this is my first post on here (have been reading a lot but haven't posted yet). I am wondering if anyone has used either Boral Nuvo Aspire Bricks in Slate or Boral…

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Zalira
Sep 26, 2012 2:01 pm
Zalira
claypot
claypot
26 September 2012

Building Inspector N-E SA?

Building Inspector N-E SA?
SA

Nice one thanks alot Mclaren and Theresa. Mclaren, the chap you used sounds familiar, I think I've heard he was good from someone else. Hope to start our thread soon. Thanks again

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claypot
Sep 26, 2012 12:25 pm
stellabella
stellabella
26 September 2012

Question from person new to building

Question from person new to building
SA

The pool is just fibreglass (I think? whatever pools are when they are not concrete lol) as we've been told by a few people in our area that since we can go for long…

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stellabella
Sep 26, 2012 10:52 am
stellabella
mimi23
mimi23
26 September 2012

Lisbon 22 porter Davis

Lisbon 22 porter Davis
VIC

We've recently completed our build with PD and I also liked the timber look vanities, but found that anything that was nice and resembled wood actually was. I think you'll…

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mimi23
Sep 26, 2012 3:39 am
mimi23
Pakman
Pakman
25 September 2012

anybody unhappy with plunkett and domain builder

anybody unhappy with plunkett and domain builder
WA

Hi Chris, We are building with Domain/Plunkett and haven't had any issues yet. They are about to start the brickwork. What issue with quality have you had so we can be…

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Pakman
Sep 25, 2012 11:02 pm
donna61
donna61
25 September 2012

Where do we go for help?

Where do we go for help?
WA

There is the Building commission - someone put details in another thread. Try a search on this site for it. It is one of the recent WA threads (last day or two)

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donna61
Sep 25, 2012 8:26 pm
viphark
viphark
25 September 2012

Building Stamford with Simonds!!!

Building Stamford with Simonds!!!
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi sherro1, Where abouts are you building?

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viphark
Sep 25, 2012 2:56 pm
HopefulHillsBuild
HopefulHillsBuild
25 September 2012

WA Domain Homes... questions

WA Domain Homes... questions
WA

Kelly & Nelly Sorry to be negative here but we were looking at the Realm, modified, but are now looking into cancelling. We have finance, we have the land, Plunkett /…

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HopefulHillsBuild
Sep 25, 2012 2:15 pm
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


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