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sleven
sleven
30 July 2012

What is the best cheapest option to add shelves on a WIR

What is the best cheapest option to add shelves on a WIR
VIC

If you are semi handy it is really easy and cheap to do your self! DH did it in our old place and will be doing it in the new house too - Bunnings and Masters sells the…

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sleven
Jul 30, 2012 2:36 pm
sleven
BIGZ
BIGZ
29 July 2012

Site costs

Site costs
WA

On my plans I have soil description as - Sand / L/Stone(Poss) and Medium grass cover.

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BIGZ
Jul 29, 2012 2:08 pm
BIGZ
barkersontheblock
barkersontheblock
29 July 2012

Timber Framed House in Perth

Timber Framed House in Perth
WA

Hi banshee82, Ross Squire in Midvale www.rsh.com.au and Total frame homes in Wangara www.totalhomeframes.com.au both build in wood. As for cladding it will all come down…

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barkersontheblock
Jul 29, 2012 1:40 am
bashworth
bashworth
27 July 2012

Exhaust Fan Dripping

Exhaust Fan Dripping
WA

As the air around a duct will normally be cooler than the air inside the duct the moisture can condense on the inside of the duct and run back once you switch of the…

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bashworth
Jul 27, 2012 4:47 pm
bashworth
huuthanh
huuthanh
27 July 2012

Building insurance questions?

Building insurance questions?
VIC

Thanks for your replies. :) It is the 1st time to build a home :)

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huuthanh
Jul 27, 2012 4:18 pm
atom_ute
atom_ute
27 July 2012

Single storey house designs for 640sqm with room for pool

Single storey house designs for 640sqm with room for pool
VIC

Perhaps post the dimensions of your block. If you've got a 15m frontage, the design will have to be long. If you've got a wider frontage, much easier to work with.

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atom_ute
Jul 27, 2012 12:12 pm
atom_ute
turtleschell
turtleschell
26 July 2012

PRESTART - Can you choose products not in their range??

PRESTART - Can you choose products not in their range??
WA

Yep they said absolutely not. So frustrating when you know you can get it cheap but can't even provide them. On the bright side, my builders quotes were quite reasonable.

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turtleschell
Jul 26, 2012 7:12 pm
Crow
Crow
26 July 2012

Knock Down and Custom Build - SA - Professional Photos!

Knock Down and Custom Build - SA - Professional Photos!
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For that particular fridge (Samsung SRF801GDLS) 90cm won't be enough. They are 908mm wide and you need a bit of space on each side. We went for 1000mm. Also watch out for…

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Crow
Jul 26, 2012 1:47 pm
katman
katman
25 July 2012

Building a Sunnydale with Clarendon

Building a Sunnydale with Clarendon
VIC
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I don't really have many pics of the robe, except for the one a few pages back. It is a walk-through robe, based on the display home Clarendon had, rather than standard…

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katman
Jul 25, 2012 10:04 pm
gogo65
gogo65
25 July 2012

White blinds, and verticals, yay or nay?

White blinds, and verticals, yay or nay?
NSW

I will tell you how they are in a few weeks time when mine are installed!!!! :lol: We are building in a new estate where there is plenty of road…

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gogo65
Jul 25, 2012 9:15 pm
gogo65
AC27
AC27
25 July 2012

No Soakwells?? Alkimos (Wanneroo)

No Soakwells?? Alkimos (Wanneroo)
WA

thanks van for writing a few paragraphs to explain logic, my couple of sentences weren't enough to make someone understand (silly me)

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AC27
Jul 25, 2012 8:02 pm
dave_81
dave_81
25 July 2012

Whats a Good Green Lawn for Perth

Whats a Good Green Lawn for Perth
WA

Hey Becca I have gone for a new variety called plateau couch from west coast turf. My brother is a golf course superintendent and he swears by this and Im in love with…

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dave_81
Jul 25, 2012 6:08 pm
Johnson
Johnson
25 July 2012

Timber barge boards -- with BAL40?

Timber barge boards -- with BAL40?
TAS

Following this up, my builder came up with an interesting solution: timber bargeboards wrapped in thin-sheet copper. The copper will be beaten and aged after…

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Johnson
Jul 25, 2012 5:20 pm
Johnson
mgilla
mgilla
25 July 2012

How long for slab to cure??

How long for slab to cure??
SA

Its not an issue with a domestic slab sitting on the ground.

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mgilla
Jul 25, 2012 5:03 pm
benjiboy
benjiboy
25 July 2012

Blockout shutters on a new house

Blockout shutters on a new house
NSW

Hi all I would recommend checking out the after sales service and other implications before deciding on shutters for your windows. I got shutters put on my windows from…

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benjiboy
Jul 25, 2012 2:44 pm
d@n
d@n
25 July 2012

Colour Selection is HARD - help please!!!

Colour Selection is HARD - help please!!!
QLD

It depends what you plan to do with the brick & render…

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d@n
Jul 25, 2012 1:12 pm
cinder
cinder
25 July 2012

Mirvac - cabling

Mirvac - cabling
NSW

I guess you would have to ask them? My experience is the builder will charge a big mark-up on such extras. If you can get an external contractor to do it, do that. This…

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cinder
Jul 25, 2012 11:10 am
cinder
emmanewman
emmanewman
24 July 2012

building my coral brampton - official move date 01/01/2010!

building my coral brampton - official move date 01/01/2010!
QLD
1 ... 60, 61, 62

Hi Jess, Did you get round to coating your shower glass and if so can you tell us what with? Thanks

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emmanewman
Jul 24, 2012 11:54 pm
sohnaeo
sohnaeo
24 July 2012

Building Lincoln35 with Eden Brae

Building Lincoln35 with Eden Brae
NSW

An extra water point near the toilet suit to attach the small water hose if you need to use water

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sohnaeo
Jul 24, 2012 9:28 pm
chrip
chrip
24 July 2012

Council dispensation on setback required - good reasoning?

Council dispensation on setback required - good reasoning?
VIC

Well I went out there on Saturday and measured the neighbours set back, it was 4.8m not 5.8m, the architect had made a mistake on the plans.... little bit…

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chrip
Jul 24, 2012 9:19 pm
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
24 July 2012

Pictures needed of Austral Urban One - chocolate bricks

Pictures needed of Austral Urban One - chocolate bricks
VIC

There is no substitute for seeing the bricks in person I reckon. We were only able to make a decision after finally seeing the bricks we suspected were the right ones.

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daveinthehills
Jul 24, 2012 8:51 pm
BusinessConnected
BusinessConnected
24 July 2012

Took our builder to VCAT.... and we won!!!!

Took our builder to VCAT.... and we won!!!!

Just letting everyone know that this Builder hasn't changed his stripes. We're 12 months+ overdue on our House Build with no response to Telephone calls and no progress…

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BusinessConnected
Jul 24, 2012 8:00 pm
Buffy
Buffy
24 July 2012

Our Little House

Our Little House
WA

Haha.. I know what you mean! My partner and I have been together for 7 years.. engaged and still live with our parents! ENJOY :)

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Buffy
Jul 24, 2012 4:38 pm
bashworth
bashworth
24 July 2012

Pegs - how many are required?

Pegs - how many are required?
VIC

Its worth checking the dimensions on the title plans. Although you may have been told its 28000mm it might be a bit more or less. This link tells you how to understand…

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bashworth
Jul 24, 2012 4:16 pm
bashworth
monkeypantz
monkeypantz
24 July 2012

Pay fencing first then claim money from neighbours?

Pay fencing first then claim money from neighbours?
VIC

The law varies from state to state. In Victoria, it is my understanding that if you do not serve a notice to fence on your neighbour, then you cannot recover the…

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monkeypantz
Jul 24, 2012 3:33 pm
boosho
boosho
24 July 2012

Price of Henley flooring

Price of Henley flooring
VIC

When you go to your Coshom info session they will provide you with a list of the most common upgrades for the house you are building. That should include the price for flooring.

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boosho
Jul 24, 2012 1:20 pm
boosho
B STAR
B STAR
24 July 2012

Colourbond roof - no insulation?

Colourbond roof - no insulation?
VIC

sarking isnt required unless you have low pitch. The theory is that the wall will run along the underside and drop out into the gutter. Builders usually put a whirlybird…

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B STAR
Jul 24, 2012 12:53 pm
monkeemagic
monkeemagic
23 July 2012

building with simonds - south east melbourne

building with simonds - south east melbourne
VIC

i find this really difficult to comprehend. in a situation whereby climate change is a hot topic, electricty prices are going through the roof thanks to the carbon tax…

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monkeemagic
Jul 23, 2012 10:53 pm
turtleschell
turtleschell
23 July 2012

Bargaining?

Bargaining?
WA

I don't know, I've got costs for most of the things, I'm thinking it should be farely close. Unless they decide to give me bogus prices, which I hope they don't coz I…

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turtleschell
Jul 23, 2012 1:07 am
gymy777
gymy777
23 July 2012

Devonia Park at Lakeside Pakenham

Devonia Park at Lakeside Pakenham
VIC
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Is anyone living up near that big park at the top of Devonia Park? Can anyone tell me if it…

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gymy777
Jul 23, 2012 12:23 am
gymy777
high hopes
high hopes
22 July 2012

water seeping through slab

water seeping through slab
NSW

hi sunshine monday morning phone will be running HOT, will call inspection guy and site supervisor will update with results.

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high hopes
Jul 22, 2012 8:56 am
building-expert
building-expert
22 July 2012

World Concept - Soil Class and Excessive Footings

World Concept - Soil Class and Excessive Footings
SA

Builder should be able to rely on your independent geotechnical report to quote you to build your home. Your engineer is qualified and carries professional indemnity…

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building-expert
Jul 22, 2012 8:47 am
building-expert
nettinpete
nettinpete
22 July 2012

Piering help needed.

Piering help needed.
NSW

We have a P class slab and had 80lm allowance, we had quitebablot of fill as our land used to be a musket garden, so lots of lovely soil. We ended…

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nettinpete
Jul 22, 2012 7:11 am
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SunshineT
Jul 21, 2012 9:47 pm
SunshineT
mitroff
mitroff
21 July 2012

Options available with Porter Davis Homes

Options available with Porter Davis Homes
VIC

Hi Shaje, Did you end up choosing Hydronic heating or not? If yes, who is doing the installation for you? We will be starting with our house soon and we too opted for…

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mitroff
Jul 21, 2012 2:37 pm
mitroff
wembley40
wembley40
20 July 2012

PorterDavis Inspection Cert of Completion items not complete

PorterDavis Inspection Cert of Completion items not complete
VIC

Hi I'm after some help. We accepted the house built by PorterDavis. There is one item written on the Inspection Cert of Completion by PD's supervisor that is the…

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wembley40
Jul 20, 2012 4:35 pm
turtleschell
turtleschell
20 July 2012

Sharing my experience with Goodlife Homes

Sharing my experience with Goodlife Homes
WA

Just had my colour meeting, for anyone interested: The Carpet selection is TINY and not very good. European Ceramics had a lovely selection of tiles, huge variety of the…

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turtleschell
Jul 20, 2012 12:52 am
* jas *
* jas *
19 July 2012

Triple Garage Price???

Triple Garage Price???
WA

We extended our double to a triple and then added an extra metre, think it was about $12,000

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* jas *
Jul 19, 2012 8:52 pm
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Aheron
Jul 19, 2012 6:10 pm
Neny
Neny
19 July 2012

Madora Bay Timber Cladding Covenant - H&N Perry

Madora Bay Timber Cladding Covenant - H&N Perry
WA

Hi, My boyfriend and I are building a Dale Alcock house in Madora Bay and the Developer H&N Perry won't approve a very small area above our portico to be timber cladding.…

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Neny
Jul 19, 2012 5:33 pm

Eden Brae - Hayman

Eden Brae - Hayman
NSW
1, 2

I am glad your build has been quite smooth and congratulations at nearly being at lock up. I have found the process so far good. The salesman at my display home has been…

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1sttimebuilding2012
Jul 19, 2012 10:18 am
dvestate
dvestate
19 July 2012

Plan Approval Process - Waterboard Approval

Plan Approval Process - Waterboard Approval
NSW

Interesting...... I was told yesterday it would take 2 weeks and I have no easements that will impact construction as all the services run next to the footpath out the…

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dvestate
Jul 19, 2012 10:03 am
Crystally
Crystally
19 July 2012

Urbanedge Pricebreaker - 22K off

Urbanedge Pricebreaker - 22K off

We are building with urban edge. Siteworks started last week So far I have found them to be very good, and extremely helpful. I'm keeping a…

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Crystally
Jul 19, 2012 9:18 am
snowing
snowing
19 July 2012

Triangular plot

Triangular plot
NSW

Totally agree with WestmeadRes. Irregular and difficult blocks combined with good plan and design yield unique houses. But it really need much more time and effort to…

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snowing
Jul 19, 2012 12:33 am
sheznay
sheznay
18 July 2012

Sheznay's Build w Life$tyle- MOVED IN!

Sheznay's Build w Life$tyle- MOVED IN!
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

SORRY ALLL!!! I have been MISSING IN ACTION! I will take an upload pics for you all. Still loving the house. Almost finished the outside but still need skirting boards! Garrrr. :-)

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sheznay
Jul 18, 2012 8:25 pm
sheznay
kexkez
kexkez
18 July 2012

What do I do when neighbour dont want to pay for fencing?

What do I do when neighbour dont want to pay for fencing?
VIC
1, 2

As has been said. You will maybe be living near these people for a long time. Maybe not. It certainly gives you some idea off what they are like. Honest, naive,…

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kexkez
Jul 18, 2012 7:21 pm
kexkez
kiwi
kiwi
18 July 2012

GJ Gardnier Homes..... Anyone built/building with them?

GJ Gardnier Homes..... Anyone built/building with them?
VIC

dexterredcat built with them in warrnambool..not happy. she has a thread. drama, drama, drama

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kiwi
Jul 18, 2012 5:45 pm
kiwi
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
18 July 2012

what is PWP on the plan

what is PWP on the plan
WA

nope. found out at prestart - its Perth Water Pipe. she did it explain it to us, but i cant remember exactly. but something to do with bcoz of having the double brick…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Jul 18, 2012 11:24 am
JLD
JLD
18 July 2012

Flooring on a Porter Davis Build

Flooring on a Porter Davis Build
VIC

I think the other option is for them to leave them off (but supplied) and you have to paint them yourself after floors are installed.

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JLD
Jul 18, 2012 11:20 am


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