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arunmsel
arunmsel
3 December 2012

Elegant Living and Homes

Elegant Living and Homes
VIC

Hi All I got quotes from Elegant & Living Homes to build the House Can anyone share me your experiences with this Builder ? :th:

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arunmsel
Dec 03, 2012 11:14 pm
LaraLee
LaraLee
3 December 2012

Great Builder in Melbourne

Great Builder in Melbourne
VIC

Hi...ive noticed on this forum some people having bad experiences with builders just want to share my experience. We recently had our new house built by Xavier Homes…

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LaraLee
Dec 03, 2012 9:02 pm
Pugs
Pugs
3 December 2012

SMART WIRED

SMART WIRED
VIC

TV cabling has nothing to do with the NBN/ Smart Wiring or as it is better known as Structured Cabling ie netowrk aka Data sockets/ points

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Pugs
Dec 03, 2012 5:46 pm
Pugs
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Whytee
Dec 03, 2012 3:09 pm
jpc
jpc
3 December 2012

How much did you spend on upgrades?

How much did you spend on upgrades?
QLD

Our contract price came in $56,700 above the base price of the house however we have 29k in site costs. The majority of the extra cost was added on during quote stage…

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jpc
Dec 03, 2012 12:20 pm
moxie
moxie
3 December 2012

Help choosing a demolition company

Help choosing a demolition company
VIC

Are you in Melbourne? We have 2 quotes so far from Hughes & Demolition Depot - both similar. They were organised by our builder. We are waiting on 2 more - recommended…

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moxie
Dec 03, 2012 11:24 am
stellabella
stellabella
3 December 2012

Quote Price Vs Actual Final Price

Quote Price Vs Actual Final Price
NSW

I'm going to copy and paste my post on a different thread! Our builder had a lot of standard inclusions that seem to be extras for other companies e.g. the first lot of…

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stellabella
Dec 03, 2012 11:03 am
stellabella
delatite13
delatite13
3 December 2012

How long is your house?

How long is your house?
QLD

Grand Designs the other night the house was 60 metres long and only 6 metres wide !!!

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delatite13
Dec 03, 2012 9:59 am
delatite13
Plus1makes5
Plus1makes5
2 December 2012

Sloping block on the central coast

Sloping block on the central coast
NSW

Does anyone know of any other sloping block builders on the central coast other than Montgomery ( have not heard good things and don't like heir designs )

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Plus1makes5
Dec 02, 2012 8:08 pm
Lilac
Lilac
2 December 2012

TAUBMANS 'ATHENA' images of External render??

TAUBMANS 'ATHENA' images of External render??
NSW

Hi, I am just after some images of Athena used on external render. we have chosen this for our Portico columns, however, now the bricks are clean, I am wondering if we…

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Lilac
Dec 02, 2012 10:23 am

Hi there, we used very similar external colours to what you have mentioned above. While we didn't use the Sand Dune bricks, we did use PGH Old Teak which is actually quite…

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kjw7
Dec 01, 2012 10:58 pm
iHello
iHello
1 December 2012

Fencing Question

Fencing Question
VIC

Yes, our fences on both sides are out. We lose some on one side and gain some on the other. Only found out because we had the land re pegged to…

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iHello
Dec 01, 2012 7:38 pm
Lilac
Lilac
1 December 2012

Facade colours - Shale grey roof/chocolate bricks

Facade colours - Shale grey roof/chocolate bricks
VIC

Hi Travcol, Yours are similar to ours, although we have the grey colour through shingle tiles not colorbond and our Garage we also made surmist for the contrast against…

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Lilac
Dec 01, 2012 7:21 pm
poohbear
poohbear
1 December 2012

House west facing

House west facing
QLD
1, 2

I'd leave the linen closet upstairs, especial with 4 bedrooms on this level. Assuming in the future there will be Mum & Dad and 3 kids in the…

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poohbear
Dec 01, 2012 6:24 pm
Liliana
Liliana
1 December 2012

Eco/Sustainable Draftsperson

Eco/Sustainable Draftsperson
VIC

I can't suggest anyone but, after the experience we have had, all I can say to you is that you need to do your own research and not rely on the designer/drafstperson to…

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Liliana
Dec 01, 2012 4:08 pm
Staceys Embassy
Staceys Embassy
1 December 2012

Distance of Hotwater service to windows and doors?

Distance of Hotwater service to windows and doors?
VIC

Its a electric boosted solar hotwater service. We are building in Victoria Thanks for you help :-)

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Staceys Embassy
Dec 01, 2012 2:11 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
1 December 2012

Building the Doulton Lux Q3 Plantation Homes

Building the Doulton Lux Q3 Plantation Homes
QLD

We're just starting too. Sounds as if we're a month or so in front of you MV - taking the break into account. And just behind FP. Do you know how long they take off…

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Saint Mike
Dec 01, 2012 12:09 pm
Saint Mike
fmac
fmac
30 November 2012

What you felt when costings came back

What you felt when costings came back
WA

I'll let you know next week... We've had prestart today so waiting for the costing back. If its under $10,000 I'll do a dance! But even at that price well have to take things out.

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fmac
Nov 30, 2012 8:22 pm
fmac
fmac
30 November 2012

Hot water system advice....

Hot water system advice....
WA

Well the builder quoted $2000 to upgrade to instantaneous gas hot water so considering going with their storage system and changing it once we get keys....

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fmac
Nov 30, 2012 6:01 pm
tengals
tengals
30 November 2012

Is this normal?

Is this normal?
NSW

take legal action, that workmanship is rubbish

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tengals
Nov 30, 2012 5:09 pm
lenarufus
lenarufus
30 November 2012

Building a new home for the first time!!

Building a new home for the first time!!
NSW
1, 2

Hi Guys, I know I was speaking to my builder not long ago about different building companies that have gone in to liquidation and what…

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lenarufus
Nov 30, 2012 4:41 pm
turtleschell
turtleschell
30 November 2012

Coventry by GoodLife Homes

Coventry by GoodLife Homes
WA
1, 2

Sounds like my brickies, they are working at snail's pace... So frustrating isn't it. We were the first of a bunch to start build in our area, and we are also behind…

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turtleschell
Nov 30, 2012 2:16 pm
m80
m80
30 November 2012

MainVue Facades and Options

MainVue Facades and Options
VIC

Hi Guys Currently going through and assessing builders and the MainVue Emporio and Cullen series caught our attention. Just wanted to gauge from people what facades and…

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m80
Nov 30, 2012 10:12 am
bdd
bdd
30 November 2012

Shall I check the site after slab being done?

Shall I check the site after slab being done?
NSW

I checked and measured the slab to find that the garage was too deep encroaching on the already small powder room behind, width of the alfresco step treads too narrow and…

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bdd
Nov 30, 2012 9:29 am
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bashworth
Nov 30, 2012 5:40 am
bashworth
Pellana
Pellana
30 November 2012

Building with Simonds in Adelaide - Turin

Building with Simonds in Adelaide - Turin
SA

Hi Pales We aren't building with Simonds Homes but I am a fellow South Aussie currently building and I just wanted to say hi and I look forward to seeing and hearing more…

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Pellana
Nov 30, 2012 1:20 am
sammymac
sammymac
29 November 2012

Facade Colour Selection Need HELP!!

Facade Colour Selection Need HELP!!
SA

Wow, its a lovely grey brick! I'm jealous! I would have loved to have had a true grey brick. I think that the surfmist would look great with it! Considering you are having…

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sammymac
Nov 29, 2012 10:39 pm
sammymac
commodore6370
commodore6370
29 November 2012

Settlers Run landscaping

Settlers Run landscaping
VIC

I need about 40sqm of landscaping done once my house is completed in Settlers Run. It has quite a steep frontage but I was thinking of river stones and native plants. I…

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commodore6370
Nov 29, 2012 9:11 pm
commodore6370
commodore6370
29 November 2012

Settlers Run rear setbacks

Settlers Run rear setbacks
VIC

Has anyone had experience with the Settlers Run, Botanic ridge rear setbacks. The upstairs balcony which overlooks the golf course has to be a min of 4m from the boundry…

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commodore6370
Nov 29, 2012 9:07 pm
posss
posss
29 November 2012

Building with Fairmont Homes

Building with Fairmont Homes
SA
1, 2

Well, we've had another week of no action. Think Fairmonts tradies are off for Christmas.

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posss
Nov 29, 2012 5:13 pm
commodore6370
commodore6370
29 November 2012

Metric Alto

Metric Alto
VIC

Has anyone built the Met#ricon Alto. Im really interested in building this home and was hoping someone would have some pictures to share. Currently m'conhave no display

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commodore6370
Nov 29, 2012 3:09 pm
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Mclaren
Nov 29, 2012 12:49 pm
Mclaren
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 November 2012

Builder wants a witness

Builder wants a witness

Maybe, but by having everything in writing and requesting…

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SaveH2O
Nov 29, 2012 12:23 pm
SaveH2O
bears-bub
bears-bub
28 November 2012

Bushfire requirements in Honeywood, Wandi

Bushfire requirements in Honeywood, Wandi
WA

soakedblonde that makes me feel a bit better. Being in Bedfordale your house will more than likely be larger than mine (I am only on 330sqm!) so fingers crossed it comes…

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bears-bub
Nov 28, 2012 11:50 pm
KrilliC
KrilliC
27 November 2012

shocking 3 year journey so far............can you top this?

shocking 3 year journey so far............can you top this?
NSW
1, 2

....i "can't be ringing every 3-4 days".....only call because his set dates never materialise and it can't be blamed on the weather all the…

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KrilliC
Nov 27, 2012 10:34 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
27 November 2012

What is the go with this?

What is the go with this?
WA

Thanks for explaining, this was definitely a weird one for me cos our previous house didn't have pillars cut in later...!

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Treeseachanger
Nov 27, 2012 8:30 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 November 2012

What is a discharge point?

What is a discharge point?
1, 2

Back to square one! Confusion reigns! You have a 90 mm surface drain pipe connected to ??? From this and another thread, viewtopic.php?f=35&t=60764 you have plans that…

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SaveH2O
Nov 27, 2012 8:13 pm
SaveH2O
SunshineT
SunshineT
27 November 2012

Potupay Build-We begin again with Zen

Potupay Build-We begin again with Zen
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi Potupay Hoping you're in your well deserved new home by now. My husband and I are affected by the recent Procorp collapse and am wondering…

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SunshineT
Nov 27, 2012 5:51 pm
SunshineT
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
27 November 2012

NBN data points in brand new home

NBN data points in brand new home
VIC

... and if you do get them (the builder) to install the network hub and cabinet you'll be paying their inflated prices for the privilege. Whenever we end up getting NBNCo…

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cmhamilton
Nov 27, 2012 12:07 pm
sukinikita
sukinikita
27 November 2012

Gutter Flashing

Gutter Flashing
VIC

Hi Some help and advice of flashing! My front right flashing is facing in towards my home, this is not correct is it? It should be angled away from my home so as not have…

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sukinikita
Nov 27, 2012 11:03 am
sukinikita
sukinikita
27 November 2012

DEFECTS LIST with Builder

DEFECTS LIST with Builder
VIC

Hi, There has been ongoing drama since the day I signed my contract. To shorten the story some what, I moved in on handover day (sep 20, 2012 without any appliances,…

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sukinikita
Nov 27, 2012 10:27 am
amado
amado
27 November 2012

PD Stanford 24 Marriott Waters 1st Home - PICS UPDATE

PD Stanford 24 Marriott Waters 1st Home - PICS UPDATE
VIC
1, 2

Hi Emmzy, Are you still happy with the colour selection for the exteriors? Im in the process of chosing my exteriors and I have a bit of trouble deciding the colours. SO…

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amado
Nov 27, 2012 10:16 am
atom_ute
atom_ute
26 November 2012

Fibreglass pool - before or after house construction?

Fibreglass pool - before or after house construction?
VIC

Get it done after. Too many issues getting it done before. My experience is with a concrete pool and having the temporary fencing up during construction has caused…

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atom_ute
Nov 26, 2012 5:01 pm
atom_ute
TashnStu77
TashnStu77
26 November 2012

Has anyone decided not to build after purchasing land?

Has anyone decided not to build after purchasing land?
NSW

The block that was bought behind us just recently was put up for sale after deciding not to build at the moment, we had just been discussing fencing with them too so it…

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TashnStu77
Nov 26, 2012 1:29 pm
TashnStu77
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
26 November 2012

Henley/MainVue LED Downlights

Henley/MainVue LED Downlights

At our electrical appointment we were given the option of LED downlights. They are 9w, does anyone know what brand they use? I was told OctoLux but I cannot find anything…

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Zerosignal
Nov 26, 2012 12:55 pm
chrip
chrip
26 November 2012

New roof tiles - horizon - help with selection

New roof tiles - horizon - help with selection
VIC

hi guys I'm about to put a roof on my new house (I'm from Victoria). I'm after a flat concrete roof tile black in colour. My roof tiler has offered the Monier Horizon in…

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chrip
Nov 26, 2012 11:25 am
dastnaz
dastnaz
26 November 2012

Building with Clarendon Single Story at Kellyville

Building with Clarendon Single Story at Kellyville
NSW

Nice, we liked Killara as well. We choose Kentville 28. The price and design looks good however I have reservations on delivery. Again I'm not sure I haven't heard proper…

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dastnaz
Nov 26, 2012 10:58 am
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mistress
Nov 26, 2012 9:49 am

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