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melfordgurl
melfordgurl
25 November 2012

Are you Building with H3nley in VIC?

Are you Building with H3nley in VIC?
VIC
1, 2

Hi All, wow.. such a great responce.. thanks to everyone who took the time to respond. its great to hear posative as well as negative experiences... Well, we ended up…

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melfordgurl
Nov 25, 2012 11:07 pm
MissEm
MissEm
25 November 2012

Aggregate, paving or other? around a pool and alfresco..

Aggregate, paving or other? around a pool and alfresco..
WA

We are currently thinking about the same thing.. We are having exposed aggregate for driveway and were considering liquid limestone around the pool out back but have now…

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MissEm
Nov 25, 2012 5:53 pm
MissEm
rodericb
rodericb
24 November 2012

EVAP/ REFRIDGERATED COOLING. CAN YOU COOL SELECTED ROOMS?

EVAP/ REFRIDGERATED COOLING. CAN YOU COOL SELECTED ROOMS?
VIC

As mentioned, evap is all-or-nothing. If you have a refrigerated ducted with only two zones you could just isolate one or two rooms in each zone by turning the vent off…

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rodericb
Nov 24, 2012 9:53 pm
sunct
sunct
24 November 2012

Henley Monaco Q1 Nouveau Casiana Grove - Brick repair issue!

Henley Monaco Q1 Nouveau Casiana Grove - Brick repair issue!
VIC
1, 2, 3

As per their thread it's austral hawk burn... Check page two of this post :)

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sunct
Nov 24, 2012 8:41 pm
our dream home
our dream home
23 November 2012

Advice To A Newbie & Who To Choose?

Advice To A Newbie & Who To Choose?
VIC

good luck, We looked for three years at displays just to get an idea. They will give you a base price so say 240,000 you usually need to add a fair bit more, example say…

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our dream home
Nov 23, 2012 11:26 pm
Gerbz
Gerbz
23 November 2012

Potential Fence Dispute

Potential Fence Dispute
QLD

If i have this correct. For you back fence, presently you have the backside of a fence (Posts viewable) with neighbour #1. You could potentially end up with the pailings…

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Gerbz
Nov 23, 2012 9:07 pm
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AC27
Nov 23, 2012 7:24 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
23 November 2012

Items after PCI??

Items after PCI??
WA

Thanks BW thats an interesting site :D

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kerry-ann
Nov 23, 2012 12:27 pm
jpc
jpc
23 November 2012

Frame stage defects

Frame stage defects
VIC

Hey Akashra, We are in a similar situation at the moment, we had the slab and frame inspected last Friday and on Monday we received the frame stage invoice. From all the…

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jpc
Nov 23, 2012 12:18 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
23 November 2012

Does this electricity bill seem right?

Does this electricity bill seem right?

Yes well done :: :z: :: :z: We have just recieved our latest & last for during the build $20.35 ::

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kerry-ann
Nov 23, 2012 12:07 pm
fuzzy-sizzles
fuzzy-sizzles
22 November 2012

Mernda, Renaissance Rise Estate.

Mernda, Renaissance Rise Estate.
VIC

Thanks Bel Im glad to hear that. Don't think I could live without proper internet.

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fuzzy-sizzles
Nov 22, 2012 11:17 pm
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Deemaree
Nov 22, 2012 11:36 am
Deemaree
dreamcometrue
dreamcometrue
22 November 2012

IMJAS' House in SA - We have KEYS!!!

IMJAS' House in SA - We have KEYS!!!
SA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Thanks Thalian, I hope the dishwaher problem is sorted soon for you. Can't believe that landscaping quote ::: Could just about buy another house :lol:

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dreamcometrue
Nov 22, 2012 9:39 am
dreamcometrue
donna61
donna61
22 November 2012

Building a new home: Decisions.. decisions.. HELP!

Building a new home: Decisions.. decisions.. HELP!
VIC

Get the best you can afford. You will never get around to changing it later.

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donna61
Nov 22, 2012 12:43 am
dvestate
dvestate
21 November 2012

Procorp- House building not started yet. What next?

Procorp- House building not started yet. What next?
NSW
1, 2

That sucks i only paid 3000 by that stage with my builder so not a massive deal to walk away from but the amount that ProCorp charge would be some nice floor…

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dvestate
Nov 21, 2012 8:39 pm
kelbelle
kelbelle
21 November 2012

Handover

Handover
TAS

That has worked out almost perfectly for holidays! So happy for you! Have fun moving in (after reports are done of course :wink: ) and setting up for your first Christmas in your home!

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kelbelle
Nov 21, 2012 7:44 pm
kelbelle
Echo
Echo
21 November 2012

Western Power Dome Costs??

Western Power Dome Costs??
WA

$1500 Including GST for the little green dome . Three years ago tho and is only 4 meters from the existing pole.

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Echo
Nov 21, 2012 6:24 pm
Echo
thattime
thattime
21 November 2012

Sewer Lines - Expansion Couplings and Swivel Joints

Sewer Lines - Expansion Couplings and Swivel Joints
NSW

Just replying to my own thread - I received the slab design from my builder today and that showed in detail where these couplings and joints need to go. For our design,…

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thattime
Nov 21, 2012 5:02 pm
thattime
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
21 November 2012

Where do i get acoustic and electrolysis reports from

Where do i get acoustic and electrolysis reports from
NSW

I had to have an Acoustic Assement done for my place. My Builder provide me with a contact. So I got a quote. Then I rang around and found a far less expesive provider for…

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KnockItDown
Nov 21, 2012 2:07 pm
KnockItDown
bashworth
bashworth
21 November 2012

Survey report - fake

Survey report - fake
NSW

What sort of Survey?? A title survey wouldn't have trees A geotech survey often only shows the boreholes in relation to the boundary, but the trees should be mentioned in…

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bashworth
Nov 21, 2012 12:28 pm
bashworth
humble
humble
21 November 2012

Thoughts on this please!!

Thoughts on this please!!
WA

I still dont get building in perth.. its just so different from the east..

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humble
Nov 21, 2012 10:10 am
rellie
rellie
21 November 2012

AV jennings old display at eynesbury

AV jennings old display at eynesbury
VIC

I live at Eynesbury and remember looking through those homes, I had a look at the website and the double storey is the plaza 410 http://www.sekisuihouse.com.au/house-de…

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rellie
Nov 21, 2012 8:40 am
bashworth
bashworth
21 November 2012

minimum insulation for new builds

minimum insulation for new builds
QLD

Houses normally come with a 'wrap' to keep the insulation…

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bashworth
Nov 21, 2012 6:40 am
bashworth
maximus
maximus
20 November 2012

Eyes wide open

Eyes wide open
NSW

I would like to see Builder's offer a pre-start straight up with a an hour or two sitting with a draftsman so you are…

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maximus
Nov 20, 2012 8:42 pm
maximus
KrilliC
KrilliC
20 November 2012

Clarend0n 2 story Build - opinions?

Clarend0n 2 story Build - opinions?
QLD

Krillic I hate to say it but it sounds to me like you are unaware that you actually had a good building experience. If you read the posts on here…

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KrilliC
Nov 20, 2012 7:46 pm
OneTreeFalling
OneTreeFalling
20 November 2012

How much for independent survey ?

How much for independent survey ?
NSW

I was given two quotes of $1000 to do both the soil test and site survey. One quote of $2000 for the same thing. And another quote of about $1500 just to do the site…

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OneTreeFalling
Nov 20, 2012 4:36 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 November 2012

Thoughts on stacker doors and frosted glass sliding door ?

Thoughts on stacker doors and frosted glass sliding door ?
NSW

Get it supplied clear, decide later to fit frosted film. Maybe just up to 1700H... Ed

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ECOECO
Nov 20, 2012 3:05 pm
ECOECO
SmithiesWife
SmithiesWife
20 November 2012

BluePrint Homes in Perth

BluePrint Homes in Perth
WA

Natnjono - what did you end up deciding?

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SmithiesWife
Nov 20, 2012 2:04 pm
Leah_Com78
Leah_Com78
19 November 2012

building wth dennis family homes Ballarat

building wth dennis family homes Ballarat
VIC

Hi ks4, I too am building the Murchison so am very keen to see how your house comes along. I love your colour choices too! DH and I are "negotiating" at the moment. …

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Leah_Com78
Nov 19, 2012 8:23 pm
bbuilder2012
bbuilder2012
19 November 2012

From lockup to handover.... How long did it take you?

From lockup to handover.... How long did it take you?
WA

I really hope not Bashworth - we've been building for 7 months! :( Thanks for the link, I'll check it out now!

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bbuilder2012
Nov 19, 2012 8:16 pm
Pales84
Pales84
19 November 2012

Site Costs - Parafield Gardens

Site Costs - Parafield Gardens
SA

G'day all, We'd love to hear from anybody who has recently built, or intends to build soon, in Parafield Gardens, regarding site costs. We have a 14m frontage, by 30m,…

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Pales84
Nov 19, 2012 8:11 pm
dontuserivergum
dontuserivergum
19 November 2012

Yarrabank or Rivergum Constructions anyone?

Yarrabank or Rivergum Constructions anyone?
VIC

Do not ever use rivergum constructions- they are worse than useless- rude, ignorant of the commonest type of customer service and are just interested in taking your money-…

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dontuserivergum
Nov 19, 2012 7:38 pm
octain
octain
19 November 2012

Arndell Estate

Arndell Estate
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Hey guys, Just thought I'd post here. I live in Williams Landing estate and am a qualified electrician. I work full time in the commercial construction industry, however…

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octain
Nov 19, 2012 4:18 pm
octain
monnie24
monnie24
19 November 2012

Which building company to choose!

Which building company to choose!
SA

Oh thanks Sorry Mt Barker, SA! We have decided on Seaford Rise as there was so many extras to consider building in a fire zone! Looks like we will be going with…

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monnie24
Nov 19, 2012 1:27 pm
Beginner builder
Beginner builder
19 November 2012

Demolishing half a duplex

Demolishing half a duplex
WA

Hi. Has anyone had any experiences in demolishing half a duplex (sharing a common wall)? We are in a fantastic location and would like to build a free standing house on…

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Beginner builder
Nov 19, 2012 1:05 pm
manven
manven
19 November 2012

Has anyone built with Provincial or Fowler homes in NSW?

Has anyone built with Provincial or Fowler homes in NSW?
NSW

jbsj1974 (Jackson) and ronj, how are you going? Its been around 2 years, would be good to know how your houses are , any problems ? cracks, leaking, plasterin etc>? I did…

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manven
Nov 19, 2012 12:27 pm
Staceys Embassy
Staceys Embassy
19 November 2012

PGH Aubergine Bricks or Selkirk Coastal Stone

PGH Aubergine Bricks or Selkirk Coastal Stone
VIC

Hi LynneY Thanks for that. I have look on there. Was just hoping someone out in the building world has used them and if they have some different pictures to view. All…

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Staceys Embassy
Nov 19, 2012 9:51 am
jamt007
jamt007
19 November 2012

Silt pit connection - Waterhall Estate

Silt pit connection - Waterhall Estate
WA

Cool - and did u do the downpipes yourself? Im looking to build to lock up in the kelmscott hills; basic design, sloped roof from front to back - gutter at back; two down…

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jamt007
Nov 19, 2012 8:20 am
LynneY
LynneY
18 November 2012

Soil testing/reports

Soil testing/reports
SA

Hi all We are building in SA, can anyone recommend a good company/person who can do an independent soil testing/report (to see soil type etc) on our block of land and…

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LynneY
Nov 18, 2012 9:47 pm
akashra
akashra
18 November 2012

Why is there a pipe in the middle of my backyard?

Why is there a pipe in the middle of my backyard?
VIC

Yeah, the sewer tie is right out by the fenceline. In line with it, but certainly not dead smack-bang in the middle of the back-yard area, which indicates nothing to be…

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akashra
Nov 18, 2012 9:12 pm
Shakel
Shakel
18 November 2012

Help with Building Inspectors Report for Sekisui House

Help with Building Inspectors Report for Sekisui House
SA

Hello all We recently had a private building inspector out to look at our house and we want to submit the report to our former builder Sekisui House. Does anyone have…

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Shakel
Nov 18, 2012 8:02 pm
Shakel
Homefinder
Homefinder
18 November 2012

Anyone building with riviera builders???

Anyone building with riviera builders???
VIC

Hi anyone building with riviera builder. How long they normally take to finish?????

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Homefinder
Nov 18, 2012 7:19 pm
Homefinder
Ribbon
Ribbon
18 November 2012

Terms in building contract

Terms in building contract
WA

Liquidated damages are meant to be a genuine pre-estimate of your loss if the builder goes over that timeframe and damages that amount to a "penalty" are unenforceable. …

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Ribbon
Nov 18, 2012 5:35 pm
Ribbon
Ribbon
18 November 2012

A favour to ask - HIA NSW Building Contract

A favour to ask - HIA NSW Building Contract
NSW

Thanks boson! That's interesting, sounds very similar to the ACT contract but with some differences to the time frames. Interesting that this "preliminary requirements…

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Ribbon
Nov 18, 2012 3:30 pm
Rangi83
Rangi83
18 November 2012

Anyone building the Ivory with Mainvue?

Anyone building the Ivory with Mainvue?
SA

Hi Ivory, We are thinking of builing this home aswell.. how is the process going??.... We were going for the Emporio but now thinking of going for something smaller...…

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Rangi83
Nov 18, 2012 3:30 pm
Rangi83
belandchris
belandchris
18 November 2012

My Q2 Retreat.

My Q2 Retreat.
QLD

Hi (again!) hehe Yep we are also going with fans as well as the Actron - the fans we are going with are called Hunter Pacific Concept 2. The bedroom fans will be a…

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belandchris
Nov 18, 2012 12:36 pm
springtime
springtime
18 November 2012

Need soil or want to get rid of it for free?

Need soil or want to get rid of it for free?

Hi All, After finally moving into our newly built house & having excess soil not knowing what to do with it, I came across a site called ..... fillwanted.com.au . This…

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springtime
Nov 18, 2012 7:59 am
Caz76
Caz76
17 November 2012

Certificate of Occupancy

Certificate of Occupancy
VIC

Hi Boosho, I just pulled out the building permit and no mention of a retaining wall, nor is there any mention of a retaining wall on any of my plans. Thanks for the info

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Caz76
Nov 17, 2012 8:48 pm

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