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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
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
17 July 2012

Brick Colour and Types

Brick Colour and Types
VIC

I believe I paid $3K for the upgraded bricks the flush mortar in off-white was also an extra. 23.7square home.

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theanonyuser
Jul 17, 2012 7:53 pm
Barossa Bubbles
Barossa Bubbles
17 July 2012

Land Serveyor Reccomendations please SA Country

Land Serveyor Reccomendations please SA Country
SA

Mattson and Martin may be a possibility... not sure if they travel to Blyth though...

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Barossa Bubbles
Jul 17, 2012 7:38 pm
Barossa Bubbles
AllyH
AllyH
17 July 2012

Building with Sarah Homes - Lindsay 160 modified

Building with Sarah Homes - Lindsay 160 modified
SA

Exactly. We looked at his build, nothing like our block. His was on the side of a hil and one complete slope. Nothing like out block :n: Im still trying to figure out if…

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AllyH
Jul 17, 2012 10:23 am
mgilla
mgilla
16 July 2012

Moisture detection in plaster

Moisture detection in plaster
VIC

Sorry but I don't really understand your worry about there being moisture in the plaster just because the bricks were cleaned after it was hung.…

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mgilla
Jul 16, 2012 8:37 pm
BradS
BradS
16 July 2012

Cost to upgrade bricks

Cost to upgrade bricks
VIC

I know how you feel dont worry, and in the end i was so glad we rendered our house because of this. For us it was a no brainer as the cost to render the house was not…

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BradS
Jul 16, 2012 4:45 pm
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humble
Jul 16, 2012 12:09 pm
building-expert
building-expert
16 July 2012

Builder issue with drainage.

Builder issue with drainage.
VIC

You say this is a new home and the drainage is the problem. WHY? The first step is to determine if design and construction is adequate because this should not be…

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building-expert
Jul 16, 2012 7:39 am
building-expert
newbuilder 101
newbuilder 101
14 July 2012

Coastal Zoning N1 , Rockingham area Costs???

Coastal Zoning N1 , Rockingham area Costs???
WA

Cheers for the advice , i think they got the idea when i said i would be taking the contract home to read and sign , then once home after time to think i emailed them…

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newbuilder 101
Jul 14, 2012 9:40 pm
Theresa
Theresa
14 July 2012

Building in SA!

Building in SA!
SA
1 ... 201, 202, 203

Hi Mick, I PM'd you a reply. You might get more responses if you post here in the other SA thread as this one is no longer used...

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Theresa
Jul 14, 2012 8:24 pm
Theresa
SunshineT
SunshineT
14 July 2012

Time frames

Time frames
VIC

its all the stuff you have to go thru before actually getting to that stage that takes up the most time and you see nothing happening…

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SunshineT
Jul 14, 2012 3:10 pm
SunshineT
CC101
CC101
13 July 2012

Floor tiling first or wall painting first

Floor tiling first or wall painting first
WA

Builder has already done our ceiling, cornice and doors. I am getting tiling and painting done from outside. The Vans - you have done your painting yourself so may be…

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CC101
Jul 13, 2012 9:10 pm
kek
kek
13 July 2012

How Long is Too Long?

How Long is Too Long?
NSW

If your contract doesn't specify a completion date, I'm not sure that you have any recourse. This is what the building commission says about…

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kek
Jul 13, 2012 5:58 pm
kek
building-expert
building-expert
13 July 2012

Cavity wall insulation-why not on all walls in the home ????

Cavity wall insulation-why not on all walls in the home ????
WA

Roof and the external walls of your home are your protection from temperature changes (heat gain and heat loss). Think of your house as upside down bucket. It seems you…

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building-expert
Jul 13, 2012 5:49 pm
building-expert
Mclaren
Mclaren
13 July 2012

PCI - what to look for?

PCI - what to look for?
NSW

Definitely have an inspector and look at everything ..... take all your notes with you and take your time! We got our keys one week later ... but not everything was fixed…

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Mclaren
Jul 13, 2012 4:44 pm
Mclaren
builderforlife
builderforlife
13 July 2012

dgpo height afl

dgpo height afl
WA

That sentence appears nonesensical. I fit 300 high as a standrad but there is no regulation in the wiring rules. Ask for a further explanation

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builderforlife
Jul 13, 2012 5:43 am
builderforlife
NEWtobuilding3
NEWtobuilding3
12 July 2012

Help: Negotiating on Builders Price?

Help: Negotiating on Builders Price?
VIC

Mine was undervalued by $20k and we had a $100k deposit. The other thing to remember to allow for is the Mortage insurance and all thge bank fees etc it. All the extra…

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NEWtobuilding3
Jul 12, 2012 3:51 pm
snowing
snowing
12 July 2012

Which small/local builder?

Which small/local builder?
VIC

It really depends on how "slightly slope" and soil type etc.. on your block. Also it'll depends on the style and the kind of house your are after.

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snowing
Jul 12, 2012 2:14 am
Deemaree
Deemaree
11 July 2012

Our Preston @ the 'Coast'

Our Preston @ the 'Coast'
1 ... 77, 78, 79

Hello lasies! ::lol:: I'm already planning long term renos here......... :oops:

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Deemaree
Jul 11, 2012 5:50 pm
Deemaree
barker
barker
11 July 2012

Garage Door

Garage Door
WA

Makes a lot of sense. However, my internal garage door opens into the garage...I have long cars...I wish I had requested a cavity slider...

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barker
Jul 11, 2012 4:23 pm
barker
Broom
Broom
11 July 2012

The Rocks Place - The Summit - New Photos

The Rocks Place - The Summit - New Photos
SA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Your house looks lovely Mrsroc & I love your colours. I love your dining table too, we need a new one & I prefer the lighter colour timber but though the dark timber…

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Broom
Jul 11, 2012 2:32 pm
Broom
simonk83
simonk83
11 July 2012

Knock Down Rebuild - Architect Recommendations? - Essendon

Knock Down Rebuild - Architect Recommendations? - Essendon
VIC

Hi mate, Well we're in Essendon (so Moonee Valley), but I'd assume that Archicentre would pair us with someone who knows the local area. But perhaps not (hence this thread :D).

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simonk83
Jul 11, 2012 8:58 am
roba
roba
10 July 2012

Dark roof, dark garage

Dark roof, dark garage
WA

We're just finishing our renovation. We have woodland grey roof, with Dulux Grey Pebble as the render colour: http://m.dulux.com.au/trade/colour/p/P1 ... rey-pebble It…

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roba
Jul 10, 2012 11:40 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
10 July 2012

Colour Choice Confusion

Colour Choice Confusion
WA

If you do a search on the forums for the type of brick you are wanting you should come across a few photos. There is a brick selection thread as well where people have…

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buildingwest
Jul 10, 2012 10:00 pm
JR 30
JR 30
10 July 2012

Carlisle Homes - Montrose 29

Carlisle Homes - Montrose 29
VIC

That's pretty quick. Looking forward to see how it looks. = ) Good to hear that there are no hassles so far. Did they send you the progress…

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JR 30
Jul 10, 2012 6:32 pm
Mac25
Mac25
10 July 2012

Building in Euroa

Building in Euroa
VIC

Hi Jas n Rach, we are building through them and yes so far everything has been great. We made heaps of changes and nothing was to hard. We are almost at plaster stage so…

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Mac25
Jul 10, 2012 5:45 pm
newbeeinbuilding
newbeeinbuilding
10 July 2012

Colour consultant in Canberra?

Colour consultant in Canberra?
ACT

Michelle, I am also looking for a good colour consultant in Canberra. If possible could you also please send me the details. Thanks.

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newbeeinbuilding
Jul 10, 2012 2:46 pm
namweng
namweng
10 July 2012

Help needed footpath cracked

Help needed footpath cracked
VIC

I thhink we need to fix it before the building start as Henley will apply for another asset protection. Its cracked quite badly so not sure if we can DIY as I am…

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namweng
Jul 10, 2012 9:50 am
jojomojo
jojomojo
10 July 2012

Frustration at the City of Cockburn

Frustration at the City of Cockburn
WA

Hey All, thanks for your feedback, i contacted the councillor for Aubin Grove and i now have a building licence. I am unsure what transpired but we are just happy to have…

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jojomojo
Jul 10, 2012 12:34 am
hj84
hj84
9 July 2012

WA R Codes

WA R Codes
WA

Contact Shire of Kal building department :wink:

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hj84
Jul 09, 2012 9:21 pm
laser
laser
9 July 2012

Hotondo Homes gone .... who's next ?

Hotondo Homes gone .... who's next ?
NSW

The first article makes it definitely sound like the entire company. The second article is the only one that mentions a franchise, and that was in Victoria in April.

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laser
Jul 09, 2012 3:00 pm
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bjrouse
Jul 09, 2012 12:22 pm
dakr
dakr
8 July 2012

Which boundary?

Which boundary?
WA

Thanks guys, much appreciated.

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dakr
Jul 08, 2012 10:47 pm
SMSR
SMSR
8 July 2012

Building in the Encore Estate - Plumpton?

Building in the Encore Estate - Plumpton?
VIC

Hi koukli, We are also building in the Encore Estate. We are building our first home with Simonds on Forclaz Place. I've seen in a previous post that you are building with…

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SMSR
Jul 08, 2012 7:38 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
8 July 2012

Show off the first thing people see,your front door

Show off the first thing people see,your front door
WA

LOVE black gloss doors!!! There's something tantalising about them, makes me want to go in and explore.... :lol: :lol:

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Treeseachanger
Jul 08, 2012 3:40 pm
cruiserjb
cruiserjb
8 July 2012

Premiere Homes Perth and Colour Choice help!

Premiere Homes Perth and Colour Choice help!
WA

thats great news mizz_kermit, exciting times ahead. definately agree with you, they always end up coming through with what you have asked. we have just received our…

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cruiserjb
Jul 08, 2012 12:23 pm
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barker
Jul 07, 2012 4:36 pm
barker
daveandally1
daveandally1
6 July 2012

Color bond Pics

Color bond Pics
WA

Hi Stoney, If you have a look at the pics on my thread, we have limestone 2c bricks with a light Jasper Colourbond roof. Hope it helps :) we LOVE the bricks, they are an…

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daveandally1
Jul 06, 2012 10:42 pm
daveandally1
cinder
cinder
6 July 2012

Getting everything done by your builder - Am I the only one?

Getting everything done by your builder - Am I the only one?
NSW

The sales person from our builder was the one who actually recommended getting heating, cooling, extra power points & cabling done by a third party. With the heating &…

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cinder
Jul 06, 2012 10:04 pm
cinder
Mclaren
Mclaren
6 July 2012

Boganswife's build- WE HAVE KEYS!!!

Boganswife's build- WE HAVE KEYS!!!
NSW
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Boy she must be busy ... been MIA for a while now :th:

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Mclaren
Jul 06, 2012 3:47 pm
Mclaren
yvette72
yvette72
6 July 2012

At Last we are starting

At Last we are starting
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

well we have decided to put the house on the market even thought the market here is very quiet we are in no rush really to sell anyway we have found a house but if it i…

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yvette72
Jul 06, 2012 2:40 pm
Twiggy
Twiggy
6 July 2012

Casa De Twiggy - Handover tomorrow!

Casa De Twiggy - Handover tomorrow!
VIC
1, 2

Random update: Those rocks in the garden are the most devine place to sit down and have a couple of jars and smokes ;)

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Twiggy
Jul 06, 2012 7:34 am
Twiggy
CBPH
CBPH
5 July 2012

Anybody had cracks like this?

Anybody had cracks like this?
VIC

This is terrible, can you please let us know which builder and building inspector you've used so that we can all avoid them at all costs? Hope…

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CBPH
Jul 05, 2012 7:13 pm
oneness
oneness
5 July 2012

Anyone know about HIA Contract and the New Carbon Tax!!!

Anyone know about HIA Contract and the New Carbon Tax!!!
WA

I guess it will be a case of suck it and see and worry about it if and when it happens...Fingers crossed that builders wont be as unscrupulous as Brumbys bakery!

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oneness
Jul 05, 2012 1:28 pm
clare-elise
clare-elise
5 July 2012

SummerHill estate Epping North

SummerHill estate Epping North
VIC

Hi, We are currently in the process of purchasing in Summerhill, putting the deposit down this weekend. Can I ask how your build etc went in the estate? Did you have any…

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clare-elise
Jul 05, 2012 9:37 am
clare-elise
clare-elise
5 July 2012

SUMMERHILL Estate Valuations

SUMMERHILL Estate Valuations
VIC

I have a similar question, has anyone had any issues with the bank not valuing the house at the contracted price at the time of completion? We are not located close to…

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clare-elise
Jul 05, 2012 9:34 am
LynneY
LynneY
4 July 2012

Anyone used Liquorice or Aubergine PGH bricks for new home

Anyone used Liquorice or Aubergine PGH bricks for new home
SA

Thanks for the tip EcoFriendly. I am quite partial to aubergine too. Thanks for the links. :-)

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LynneY
Jul 04, 2012 11:24 pm
The Thinker
The Thinker
4 July 2012

Building Inspector Recommendations: Southern Highlands

Building Inspector Recommendations: Southern Highlands
NSW

I never did end up with a personal recommendation but did come across a few names in Google, one looks promising, I have sent you a PM :)

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The Thinker
Jul 04, 2012 10:19 pm


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