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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
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


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