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our dream home
our dream home
17 September 2012

Please suggest to things to take care of....Please suggest

Please suggest to things to take care of....Please suggest
VIC

Lighting/ tv points is always a good one to look at if you can contact the electrician before he wires the house, and maybe go through it with him and the Telephone cable…

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our dream home
Sep 17, 2012 8:24 pm
cubz
cubz
17 September 2012

Render

Render
VIC

Any one building with homestead tan bricks, I'm trying to pick a render colour for the two front pillars, and having difficulty deciding on a colour help !!!! thinking I…

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cubz
Sep 17, 2012 8:13 pm
Belial
Belial
17 September 2012

Driveway and Fencing Costs

Driveway and Fencing Costs
VIC

Well in that case I can help :D PM sent.

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Belial
Sep 17, 2012 8:10 pm
Belial
nicnvina
nicnvina
17 September 2012

Has anyone anyone built the Baton Rouge Gemmill Homes house

Has anyone anyone built the Baton Rouge Gemmill Homes house
WA

Hello Jess, Wow i can;t believe it's taken me that long to post a reply...so sorry about this delay. I juts got carried away by a very busy life style. I'm suppose you…

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nicnvina
Sep 17, 2012 7:03 pm
donna61
donna61
17 September 2012

Dreamstart Homes- Has anyone dealt with them??

Dreamstart Homes- Has anyone dealt with them??

Had the same thing happen the WA H''sing centre - lost $2k due to pushy salesrep who had 'best broker in the world' pfft

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donna61
Sep 17, 2012 4:21 pm
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natlyn
Sep 17, 2012 4:46 am
natlyn
Boults
Boults
16 September 2012

Stairs

Stairs
SA

Hey Matt, I am in exacty the same boat as you. We are builing two story and the stairs will be visible at the entrance and I want them to be a feature and pleasant to the…

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Boults
Sep 17, 2012 12:09 am
Frangop
Frangop
16 September 2012

Waffle slab Class M with bored piers to suit Class P

Waffle slab Class M with bored piers to suit Class P
VIC

hi i was told to add up to 30k for a knockdown rebuild as the ground is all cut up from the demo so 10k maybe right what was your price for…

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661
Frangop
Sep 16, 2012 11:03 pm
Frangop
arayasam
arayasam
16 September 2012

Avelling or Content

Avelling or Content
WA

I'm building in Riwa estate. I was told Avelling is a new compay ans so should look at other builders, but i just felt being new shouldb't be a reason to disqualify. The…

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arayasam
Sep 16, 2012 1:43 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
16 September 2012

Drainage and water tank head of water

Drainage and water tank head of water
VIC

He may not have fitted leaf diverters (also eroneously known as rain heads) due to aesthetic reasons but you really do need them. Apart from anything else, they stop…

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SaveH2O
Sep 16, 2012 1:57 am
SaveH2O
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Tamara1975
Sep 15, 2012 9:17 pm
EcoFriendly
EcoFriendly
15 September 2012

Dulux Warm Neutral....Pics Attached

Dulux Warm Neutral....Pics Attached
VIC

Hi, What is your railing colour and garage door colour? You already have the brown brick, grey window frames, upstairs exterior vertical board painted in grey, different…

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EcoFriendly
Sep 15, 2012 8:10 pm
tengals
tengals
15 September 2012

Generally when does temp. fencing come down?

Generally when does temp. fencing come down?
VIC

from where the fence, sediment barrier and dunny are, i cant see how a concreter could get a tape measure in for an accurate measurement. The reason that side is so loaded…

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tengals
Sep 15, 2012 1:56 pm
Casa2
Casa2
14 September 2012

Fence retaining wall batter issue - help!

Fence retaining wall batter issue - help!
VIC

When the sun rises (at this time of the year) on your right side, you are facing north. This is important to know because the neighbour may have a case if you are to the…

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Casa2
Sep 14, 2012 8:06 pm
leak87
leak87
14 September 2012

Floor tiles and wall colour dilemma

Floor tiles and wall colour dilemma
QLD

Thanks everyone. It's a very light grey we are actually going for Taubmans Grey Comfort 1/2 strength on the walls and apparently I'm so blonde the floor tile matched. I…

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leak87
Sep 14, 2012 5:07 pm
iBA
iBA
14 September 2012

Marble Tiles

Marble Tiles
NSW

Are you in Melbourne? If you are, you can try a place called Sunlight Tile in Wickham Rd, Highett. I bought some porcelain tiles from them at $15-20 per square metres. My…

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iBA
Sep 14, 2012 12:08 pm
pacificisis
pacificisis
14 September 2012

Mirvac @ Saddlers Ridge, Gillieston Heights, NSW ?

Mirvac @ Saddlers Ridge, Gillieston Heights, NSW ?
NSW

:cry: 118 views and STILL no comments. Oh well, just as well I'm not building with Mirvac anyway !! See ya !! :lol:

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pacificisis
Sep 14, 2012 11:00 am
pacificisis
humble
humble
14 September 2012

Building a Porter Davis Sandpiper - Done!

Building a Porter Davis Sandpiper - Done!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Epic Story! HOUSE LOOKS AWESOME!

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humble
Sep 14, 2012 7:33 am
sohnaeo
sohnaeo
13 September 2012

SMART wiring For Eden Brae Build

SMART wiring For Eden Brae Build
NSW

hey rabsta, thanks for your info, I just taled to my EB sales agent and asked about the price difference for NBN, and he initially said price…

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sohnaeo
Sep 13, 2012 12:26 pm
Johnson
Johnson
13 September 2012

Architects in Southern Tasmania

Architects in Southern Tasmania
TAS

I used Nigel Jones in Taroona -- he calls himself a "sustainable designer" and has some very good ideas regarding heat banks, solar passive, etc.

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Johnson
Sep 13, 2012 12:18 pm
Johnson
ZACK1420
ZACK1420
13 September 2012

3 MONTHS AND STILL DECIDING RENDER COLOUR!!!

3 MONTHS AND STILL DECIDING RENDER COLOUR!!!
VIC

what do you guys think with the display house render colours? will they go with my dune windows and garage door? really stuck

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ZACK1420
Sep 13, 2012 9:41 am
weiwei0205
weiwei0205
13 September 2012

New to Forum - Anyone Build with Metrostrata

New to Forum - Anyone Build with Metrostrata
WA

I haven't seen much review about Metrostrata. Has anyone had the experience of building with them?

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weiwei0205
Sep 13, 2012 2:27 am
weiwei0205
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
12 September 2012

Internal sliding door

Internal sliding door
WA

Can anyone post pictures of how their internal sliding door, ie. to close off a hallway has been done. Just saw ours today an they have bricked in a normal door frame not…

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off2theburbs
Sep 13, 2012 12:52 am
ultrawires
ultrawires
12 September 2012

Lot was ex-Parking Lot

Lot was ex-Parking Lot
VIC

All good comments and will consider my options in my negotiations, if we proceed. As a side-track, I'm thinking the "lava" rocks, I could use for my own landscaping, the…

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ultrawires
Sep 12, 2012 11:02 pm
TashnStu77
TashnStu77
12 September 2012

Our New Home Build

Our New Home Build
QLD

Hey nes173, I'm wondering where our pics of land and selections are? Look forward to you updating us as your plan is just ::kiss:: wish I was building it myself.

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TashnStu77
Sep 12, 2012 6:40 pm
TashnStu77
morningsunshine
morningsunshine
12 September 2012

Building at Wavell Heights with Adenbrook - final plans

Building at Wavell Heights with Adenbrook - final plans
QLD

I finally found someone in the same boat with us. We brought this block of land on the south side of Brisbane. It has sewer line running across the middle of the block and…

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morningsunshine
Sep 12, 2012 5:09 pm
doublej2500
doublej2500
12 September 2012

Tierra_KEYS TOMORROW!!!

Tierra_KEYS TOMORROW!!!
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

How is the move in going?

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doublej2500
Sep 12, 2012 2:52 pm
juski
juski
12 September 2012

Adelaide Display Home Questions from a Country Bumpkin!

Adelaide Display Home Questions from a Country Bumpkin!
SA

Sorry to be late to the party but Lightsview displays are open both Sat and Sun. I think it's something like 1pm-5pm. :)

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juski
Sep 12, 2012 1:05 pm
juski
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
12 September 2012

Will using water tank causing issue to your pipe??

Will using water tank causing issue to your pipe??
VIC

If I buy existing house, can i still install this pex pipe? not sure what you mean by separate cistern valve, are you saying I need to install…

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SaveH2O
Sep 12, 2012 11:20 am
SaveH2O
Tracey22
Tracey22
12 September 2012

SETTLEMENT

SETTLEMENT
VIC

Settlement today for stage 2A ! Cant wait :D Two yaers two long ::angry:: very happy now though and have met some wonderful new friends whilst camping out ( With the…

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Tracey22
Sep 12, 2012 10:52 am
Variegated
Variegated
11 September 2012

w0rx's build - strip footings

w0rx's build - strip footings
VIC

Looks fabulous - love the wrap around deck.

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Variegated
Sep 11, 2012 10:24 pm
Variegated
rb759
rb759
11 September 2012

Downlights installation (builder or sparky after the build?)

Downlights installation (builder or sparky after the build?)
SA

We'll probably go with just wiring to the center then. Just need to find an experienced sparky that won't charge an arm and leg to install these once we move in next…

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rb759
Sep 11, 2012 4:17 pm
Wateman
Wateman
11 September 2012

Is it possible to build to BOTH side boundaries?

Is it possible to build to BOTH side boundaries?
VIC

Thanks for all your help everyone. I ended up getting a straight answer from Devine themselves.. Apparently on narrow blocks such as the one next to us (10.5m) they are…

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Wateman
Sep 11, 2012 3:44 pm
Wateman
eeleen12
eeleen12
11 September 2012

Neighbour refuses to pay fence

Neighbour refuses to pay fence
VIC

hi sorry to hijack.. quick question building on a rear block should i replace my back boundary fence before or after my new home construction? just worried that the…

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eeleen12
Sep 11, 2012 12:46 pm
surat
surat
11 September 2012

any one has the picture of NBN Fibre optic estate package?

any one has the picture of NBN Fibre optic estate package?
VIC

aah....thank you very much Tich101. This is what I want to know. Thanks again. edit: this conclude I better install now than later to make it ready. Tich, did you pay…

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surat
Sep 11, 2012 12:29 pm
Bigblock7
Bigblock7
13 April

My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Wall looks fantastic! We haven't rented out using air BnB but have used it loads to book places to stay in. Best to be honest about the different quirks of the place,…

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Bigblock7
Apr 13, 2017 2:15 pm
Bigblock7
atom_ute
atom_ute
10 September 2012

solicitor or conveyancer for land and builder?

solicitor or conveyancer for land and builder?
VIC

It is up to you whether you want a solicitor to review the build contracts; it's always a good idea before signing legal documents for large…

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atom_ute
Sep 10, 2012 11:54 am
atom_ute
sherro1
sherro1
10 September 2012

Stage 15 Somerfield Estate - Barbecue Sunday 9th Sept 12:30

Stage 15 Somerfield Estate - Barbecue Sunday 9th Sept 12:30
VIC

Hi All, Was fantastic to meet you yesterday. For me, going from a pile of dirt, to a pile of dirt with some slabs, and now a dozen or so houses on the way, to meeting a…

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sherro1
Sep 10, 2012 10:20 am
building-expert
building-expert
9 September 2012

new construction building inspection clause

new construction building inspection clause
VIC

Hi huuthanh Don't bother with any contract clauses as the owner or the agent of the owner has statutory right of entry at any reasonable time. However builder has to be…

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building-expert
Sep 10, 2012 12:17 am
building-expert
Jordanl1
Jordanl1
9 September 2012

What to do when thing haven't gone in to plan.

What to do when thing haven't gone in to plan.
VIC

Thanks for your input, I will wait and see what solution they come up with.

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Jordanl1
Sep 09, 2012 11:30 pm
PS_Sirocco7
PS_Sirocco7
9 September 2012

Masterton Homes Special Conditions

Masterton Homes Special Conditions
NSW

I think they arent very flexible with the contracts. I never had to worry about any of this as Im happy with the way its set up. Try posting this same question in the…

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PS_Sirocco7
Sep 09, 2012 10:27 pm
PS_Sirocco7
minnieme123
minnieme123
9 September 2012

Building The Bronte Executive Grande with MJH

Building The Bronte Executive Grande with MJH
NSW

We are building the Bronte Executive Grande with MJH. Just wondering if anyone has built this design as we wanted to find out how long it took MJH to actually build their…

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minnieme123
Sep 09, 2012 2:09 pm
1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
8 September 2012

Setback query

Setback query
NSW

Thanks for all your responses!!!! I was really confused. You are all right- setback is from the council boundary, not the kerb!

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1sttimebuilding2012
Sep 08, 2012 5:40 pm
jim and adel
jim and adel
7 September 2012

Building with Stellar homes or Homestead?

Building with Stellar homes or Homestead?
SA

I can see this is from a long time ago so the question might now be academic, but we built with Stellar - wouldn't choose them again. Happy to explain why (quite a few…

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jim and adel
Sep 07, 2012 2:28 pm
emlee
emlee
7 September 2012

Trouble with bricks

Trouble with bricks
VIC

If anyone out there has any advice/tips/pointers/opinions, please feel free to comment! Would love to hear some more feedback. :)

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emlee
Sep 07, 2012 11:50 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
6 September 2012

First time home owner.. tips anyone

First time home owner.. tips anyone

Have you read the things you forget thread? If not read it now :)

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theanonyuser
Sep 06, 2012 10:50 pm
spottie
spottie
6 September 2012

Can anyone give me opions on colours please without photo's?

Can anyone give me opions on colours please without photo's?
NSW

Thank you! I feel like a bit of a ditz asking lol! I have seen these colours being used a lot on this site. I know most of the brands and colours as I have them written on…

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spottie
Sep 06, 2012 10:21 pm
spottie
spottie
6 September 2012

Masterton Tempo or Rawson Edge

Masterton Tempo or Rawson Edge
NSW

We are building with an amazing builder in Jordan Springs (Penrith). They gave us a design and we have made numerous changes, extended the house, moved the rooms around…

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spottie
Sep 06, 2012 10:02 pm
subdivide hopeful
subdivide hopeful
6 September 2012

building a double storey, 19sq townhouse in Mulgrave, VIC

building a double storey, 19sq townhouse in Mulgrave, VIC
VIC

Hi House2012, I live in Clayton and want to knock down our house and build two townhouses about the same size as yours. I have had one quote from a small builder for…

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subdivide hopeful
Sep 06, 2012 9:41 pm
Anchisa
Anchisa
6 September 2012

Building - Harrisdale - Newhaven/ Piara Central

Building - Harrisdale - Newhaven/ Piara Central
WA

Thanks so much for your input guys! I was actually told by friends that it could be up to six months wait because that was how long they had to wait, but they built in…

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Anchisa
Sep 06, 2012 9:20 pm


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