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turnergareth
turnergareth
24 January 2013

Discount on Discontinued Bricks

Discount on Discontinued Bricks

Hi, I have 10,200 Glenoak purchased from Maitland, are these of any interest to you?

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turnergareth
Jan 24, 2013 11:28 am
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
24 January 2013

Porcelain tiles floor surface

Porcelain tiles floor surface
NSW

We also had 600mm x 600mm porcelain tiles laid after handover. The concrete slab had to be levelled and this required grinding and filling, which cost us around $600 I…

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OurLindrum52
Jan 24, 2013 9:50 am
sparkylocal
sparkylocal
24 January 2013

Building with Abode Design & Construct

Building with Abode Design & Construct
VIC

Hi, I have done both town planning permit and building permit (or should i say the working drawings for the BP phase) with them. They have good intentions, but in…

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sparkylocal
Jan 24, 2013 7:12 am
mum2kids
mum2kids
24 January 2013

Mcdonald Jones Homes

Mcdonald Jones Homes
NSW

Hi guys, We were told originally that the soil was "more than likely" M class, but when the tests came back we were told it was H Class,…

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mum2kids
Jan 23, 2013 11:44 pm
build2014
build2014
23 January 2013

Overture grande/premier price

Overture grande/premier price
NSW

Hi does anyone know the rough price for Overture grande/premier house for the goulburn area? Also how much should we estimate to go over in price? Thanks

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build2014
Jan 23, 2013 5:05 pm
Liz85
Liz85
23 January 2013

Buliding with Orbit Homes - Nothern Suburb Melbourne

Buliding with Orbit Homes - Nothern Suburb Melbourne
VIC

Hi, Is anyone building with Orbit Homes? I'm about to sign the contract, color selection completed.... have been informed that construction will take around 6-7 months…

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Liz85
Jan 23, 2013 2:50 pm
1rocky
1rocky
23 January 2013

Did you choose anything that you regret/dont like now??

Did you choose anything that you regret/dont like now??

at the moment pretty happier with the way the house is as we designed it to suit us. but i am sure there will be something i would like added

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1rocky
Jan 23, 2013 11:57 am
LittleWing
LittleWing
23 January 2013

Henley vs Carlisle in Plumpton/ Bacchus Marsh

Henley vs Carlisle in Plumpton/ Bacchus Marsh
VIC

With the Affinity range, Carlisle has an exhaustive inspection system, so we haven't done other inspections at this point. This was affirmed…

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LittleWing
Jan 23, 2013 11:29 am
LittleWing
LMcNish89
LMcNish89
23 January 2013

Window furnishings for new house - What did you get/pay?

Window furnishings for new house - What did you get/pay?
VIC

We paid $7200 for fit an install of romans, privacy sheers in bedrooms 2,3,4. Roman to kitchen bi-part and laundry. PVC Shutters to bathrooms.…

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LMcNish89
Jan 23, 2013 10:43 am
LMcNish89
fozzy
fozzy
23 January 2013

Austral Greythorn Bricks

Austral Greythorn Bricks
QLD

Hi, Sorry to bring up an old topic but I'm wondering whether anyone else has used these bricks and has any photos?

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fozzy
Jan 23, 2013 10:06 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
23 January 2013

A Strawbale House

A Strawbale House
ACT
1, 2, 3

Hi V, I'm finding your plans visually challenging :lol: a bit faint on my screen- is there an exhaust fan in your ensuite? A two way switch from laundry to external lights is…

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Treeseachanger
Jan 23, 2013 9:34 am
mtz08
mtz08
23 January 2013

Henley - NBN fibre optic

Henley - NBN fibre optic
VIC

You're not talking "Velocity" here are you ? We have something similar but its on an estate where everything comes via the fibre optic. So…

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mtz08
Jan 23, 2013 8:59 am
Ibby
Ibby
22 January 2013

Has anyone built with Sublime Constructions?

Has anyone built with Sublime Constructions?
ACT

Hi guys, Has anyone built a residential house with Sublime Constructions? I have googled them but I couldn't find any reviews about them. Any thoughts will be much…

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Ibby
Jan 22, 2013 6:32 pm
Skyzie85
Skyzie85
22 January 2013

fhog

fhog
VIC

I doubt it... Regardless of what you've had before, what you're building relates to the second contract & that's the one that counts. That's my opinion, right or wrong.

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Skyzie85
Jan 22, 2013 5:52 pm
ruc1983
ruc1983
22 January 2013

Need colour selection suggestions for our first home

Need colour selection suggestions for our first home
ACT

Hi All, We are building our first new house and I am so confused with the colour selections, both interior and exterior. Our Facade looks like this

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ruc1983
Jan 22, 2013 11:07 am
RagnarsWife
RagnarsWife
22 January 2013

Weeks and Macklin Homes experiences

Weeks and Macklin Homes experiences
SA

hi Trees how is everything going? at the beginning we considered WM and even got a quote which was a bit higher than expected f0rmat is a steel frame builder too so after…

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RagnarsWife
Jan 22, 2013 8:46 am
RagnarsWife
turtleschell
turtleschell
21 January 2013

Who used a Landscaping Voucher?

Who used a Landscaping Voucher?
WA

Any tips on how it works, which plants you chose, cost of upgrading turf. Was there a budget that you could use up - if you didn't use up all your plants, could you have…

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turtleschell
Jan 21, 2013 7:23 pm
Picknett
Picknett
21 January 2013

Recommend Builder for Corner block

Recommend Builder for Corner block
VIC

Hi all, I am currently looking to build a double storey house in Bayside, Melbourne. The only issue being that the block is a corner, and is 16x23 metres, the reason I…

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Picknett
Jan 21, 2013 5:54 pm
fmac
fmac
21 January 2013

Building and selling - Tax

Building and selling - Tax
VIC

If it was your principle place of residence and you decide to rent it out and don't buy another house that becomes your principle place of residence you can rent the…

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fmac
Jan 21, 2013 2:28 pm
shivasmyth
shivasmyth
21 January 2013

insulating cathedrial style roofs

insulating cathedrial style roofs
NSW

im also wondering if ill need to use breathable sisalation in my walls as it will be lined with a combo of cement board and colourbond screwed directly to the steel frame…

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shivasmyth
Jan 21, 2013 12:26 pm
Echo
Echo
21 January 2013

$$$$$ What to put in the budget.

$$$$$ What to put in the budget.
WA
1, 2

Great thread, good list Echo. HT, why not create a basic spreadsheet and as soon as you think of something add it to your list with an…

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Echo
Jan 21, 2013 12:18 pm
Echo
turtleschell
turtleschell
21 January 2013

Our Red Ink Home-WE HAVE KEYS!!

Our Red Ink Home-WE HAVE KEYS!!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

eagerly awaiting furnishing pics..

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turtleschell
Jan 21, 2013 12:12 pm
atom_ute
atom_ute
21 January 2013

Vacant land - public liability insurance

Vacant land - public liability insurance
QLD

As most of you are aware, the builder's insurance takes over once the builder commences construction on your block. This is generally why most builders are very picky…

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atom_ute
Jan 21, 2013 10:59 am
atom_ute
Jen1977
Jen1977
21 January 2013

Rawson homes vs Masterton

Rawson homes vs Masterton
NSW

Forg you just have to be difficult don't you :wink: Rawson yes their admin period is long and painful, and I have been tearing my hair out waiting for bricks on my build, I…

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Jen1977
Jan 21, 2013 10:54 am
lmille32
lmille32
21 January 2013

Starting fees that don't go on the mortgage.

Starting fees that don't go on the mortgage.
NSW

Luckily first home buyers get an exemption from stamp duty in nsw at the moment so I shouldn't have to pay that.

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lmille32
Jan 21, 2013 10:27 am
lmille32
acherion
acherion
21 January 2013

┠ Acherion's Ascent 2500 | Moved in! ┨

┠ Acherion's Ascent 2500 | Moved in! ┨
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Thanks Acherion I thought it was a water overflow... My parents house in Mernda Villages had one at the rear of the property and that…

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acherion
Jan 21, 2013 9:59 am
acherion
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snakeman
Jan 21, 2013 7:19 am
Em.Russ
Em.Russ
21 January 2013

Suggested stacker door coverings to mix with shutters??

Suggested stacker door coverings to mix with shutters??
NSW

Hi lilac, great thread topic, I'm glad you asked as I'm also wondering the same. My living room is a similar shape and set up to yours but I'm thinking of having double…

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Em.Russ
Jan 21, 2013 7:05 am
AC27
AC27
20 January 2013

Reticulation

Reticulation
WA

This is an issue I have been pondering in the back of my mind for a while also. As I have never had retic seems kind of technical. Think I might have to watch some youtube…

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AC27
Jan 20, 2013 9:20 pm
Konrad
Konrad
20 January 2013

Anyone building with Chelbrooke homes? (QLD)

Anyone building with Chelbrooke homes? (QLD)
QLD

Hi, We are looking for recommendations for a builder who can do split level designs. (block slopes down from road). Am keen to hear of anyone's experiences with…

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Konrad
Jan 20, 2013 3:46 pm
Paula24
Paula24
19 January 2013

Exterior Color

Exterior Color
SA
1, 2

Thank you for your respond. i am just worried about off white might look too stark and also i am introducing a new color. The properties next door and around our area…

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Paula24
Jan 19, 2013 7:23 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 January 2013

Basic information needed for Victoria

Basic information needed for Victoria
VIC

If you are going to build two houses you will need to organise a subdivision to split the lot into two parts. The following link provides some info for Victorian…

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bashworth
Jan 19, 2013 7:02 pm
bashworth
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
19 January 2013

Building House with Henley

Building House with Henley
VIC

We are building with Plantation (QLD Henley), and while we having started the actual build yet, they have been very patient with us in the process of getting our finance…

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MalinViktoria
Jan 19, 2013 5:01 pm
MalinViktoria
Brannor
Brannor
19 January 2013

Eynesbury Township, West Melbourne

Eynesbury Township, West Melbourne
VIC
1, 2, 3

Well, stage 11A is underway in Eynesbury. I think I count 5 houses (ours and 4 others) that at least have the construction fences up. You can check my blog out for some…

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Brannor
Jan 19, 2013 4:03 pm
Lourance
Lourance
19 January 2013

Cost to change design - add/change rooms

Cost to change design - add/change rooms
WA

Builders will normaly charge for additional areas by a standard house square measurement, so depending on the builder it can be anything from $9k-$15k per square. A…

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Lourance
Jan 19, 2013 12:50 pm
Taylor22
Taylor22
19 January 2013

Building a new home in selandra rise with simonds

Building a new home in selandra rise with simonds
VIC

Hi Angie, im building with simonds as well but not in selandra rise. I look forward to following your build. How is it all going? Do you have any pics?

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Taylor22
Jan 19, 2013 12:08 pm
Taylor22
Lurgen
Lurgen
19 January 2013

Electrical Plan - Tips and Tricks

Electrical Plan - Tips and Tricks
VIC
1, 2, 3

QFT Any other suggestions…

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Lurgen
Jan 19, 2013 8:25 am
Lurgen
1rocky
1rocky
19 January 2013

Split level dreamer. All systems go!

Split level dreamer. All systems go!
VIC

congrats on the start just subscribed and looking forward to seeing the build

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1rocky
Jan 19, 2013 7:38 am
atom_ute
atom_ute
18 January 2013

Help with grey external weatherboard colour

Help with grey external weatherboard colour
VIC

Like you have said - I didn't have much of a say in choosing the…

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atom_ute
Jan 18, 2013 9:50 pm
atom_ute
Gingaskippy
Gingaskippy
18 January 2013

Building in Serpentine, WA

Building in Serpentine, WA
WA

Would I be better off getting some sort of an inspection done on the site before I went any further? Like soil tests etc. So I can get some idea as to how much work the…

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Gingaskippy
Jan 18, 2013 9:04 pm
daveandally1
daveandally1
18 January 2013

Living areas flooring choice

Living areas flooring choice
WA

Thank you Tash :) you're right, it's surprisingly hard wearing and even when it does scratch, it's barely noticeable!

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daveandally1
Jan 18, 2013 6:57 pm
daveandally1
Paula24
Paula24
18 January 2013

What color eaves and veranda posts?

What color eaves and veranda posts?
VIC

Hi I hope everything went well with your house and you probably enjoying living in it. Are you able to tell me what color eaves you ended up with please. And can you…

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Paula24
Jan 18, 2013 4:03 pm
Aitch72
Aitch72
18 January 2013

Building with Sekisui in Sydney - seeking advice

Building with Sekisui in Sydney - seeking advice
NSW

Hi Andrew I am building with Sekisui (they aquired AV Jennings) at The Ponds, NSW.... I didn't have a very good start initially with the customer service rep, but I just…

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Aitch72
Jan 18, 2013 10:24 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
18 January 2013

zircon's build with SPH - Moved in

zircon's build with SPH - Moved in
WA
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Hi - we're still waiting for those pics ..... ::lol::

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Mclaren
Jan 18, 2013 9:03 am
Mclaren
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dreaman
Jan 18, 2013 8:40 am
mimi23
mimi23
18 January 2013

Porter Davis Display - tile on facade

Porter Davis Display - tile on facade
VIC

Good news you''ve found something similar that's turned out to be a better match! :: Thanks for the update.

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mimi23
Jan 18, 2013 12:52 am
mimi23
Pellana
Pellana
18 January 2013

Bi-Fold windows - Flies!

Bi-Fold windows - Flies!
WA

After a quick google it certainly looks like you can get fly screens for a bifold The ones I was just looking at were retractable. Not sure on the prices but it would be…

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Pellana
Jan 17, 2013 11:39 pm
our dream home
our dream home
17 January 2013

thinking about building a house what about the extra costs?

thinking about building a house what about the extra costs?
NSW

We have built a few times even our first home was a house and land package! If our base price is $220,000 we add about another 20 to $40,000plus thousand..depending on…

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our dream home
Jan 17, 2013 8:58 pm
Novice8
Novice8
17 January 2013

Timber or Tiles - Pros & Cons

Timber or Tiles - Pros & Cons
NSW

Friends of ours have 4 children and have bamboo flooring - it's higher quality (from the range available) and it's worn really well - very…

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Novice8
Jan 17, 2013 7:38 pm
NOR-TTJ
NOR-TTJ
17 January 2013

Building with 101 Res. (WA) - WE ARE IN!

Building with 101 Res. (WA) - WE ARE IN!
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi, Leighlou, What design did you go for with 101? Do you like their service? Are there much hidden cost? Thanks TT

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NOR-TTJ
Jan 17, 2013 7:22 pm



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