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1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
15 August 2012

school

school
NSW

You can go to the myschool website and search local schools in that area. You can do a comparison of student population size etc but generally if your child is attending a…

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1sttimebuilding2012
Aug 15, 2012 4:45 pm
Graham B
Graham B
15 August 2012

Finish Quality of Our First New Home, What should we accept?

Finish Quality of Our First New Home, What should we accept?
VIC

Thanks all, All the above issues have been fixed. They used the wrong trimming on eaves and have now replaced them with a smaller quad, added another lower lintel with…

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Graham B
Aug 15, 2012 3:38 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
15 August 2012

First Time Removing Security Screen on Window

First Time Removing Security Screen on Window
WA

I can't see the detail on the frame, but if they are round slightly raised with perfectly round centres they do sound like 'pop' rivets, drill…

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ECOECO
Aug 15, 2012 9:06 am
ECOECO
kikichan
kikichan
15 August 2012

Please introduce a good TILER in Sydney

Please introduce a good TILER in Sydney

Hello The Rise, Thanks so much for your kind reply to me. :D Big congratulations again for your key on Friday :: :: :: We are building in North. We plan not to lay tiles…

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kikichan
Aug 15, 2012 8:06 am
emmanewman
emmanewman
15 August 2012

Laminate vs Stone, cost and durability.

Laminate vs Stone, cost and durability.
SA

Also remember these are the builder prices do there will be some added profit in excess of that you would find from a retailer ;-) We thought it was a no brainer for the…

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emmanewman
Aug 15, 2012 1:24 am
AC27
AC27
14 August 2012

1st time building-HELP!!

1st time building-HELP!!
WA

how did you go with your selection Lisa?

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AC27
Aug 15, 2012 12:25 am
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AC27
Aug 15, 2012 12:20 am
animal
animal
14 August 2012

Lake Macquarie/Newcastle Region. Looking for builder???

Lake Macquarie/Newcastle Region. Looking for builder???
NSW

WE FOUND ONE. Over the past 9 months (at our pace) we've been working with Enviroarch http://www.enviroarch.com.au/ Amazing design and amazing company. They do it all…

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animal
Aug 14, 2012 11:34 pm
belandchris
belandchris
14 August 2012

Lexington, Henley - we got the keys today!!!!!

Lexington, Henley - we got the keys today!!!!!
VIC
1, 2, 3

Thanks sooo much for the info. It's so hard to try and guess what colours people use. Yours are just beautiful together. Thanks again!

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belandchris
Aug 14, 2012 11:32 pm
qonyx
qonyx
14 August 2012

Our house at glenfield panorama vista

Our house at glenfield panorama vista
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi there Glenn.... check out http://vistaglenfield.com.au/ there is a mail link to Tom. Send him a note and he would be happy to meet up with and explain a bit about the…

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qonyx
Aug 14, 2012 10:52 pm
qonyx
Gandj
Gandj
14 August 2012

Barossa Dreaming

Barossa Dreaming
SA

Hi Dreamcometrue, I was thinking of moving the fridge as you suggested.The 'lounge' will be our dining room the alcove is for the wallunit. I'am hoping the kitchen…

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Gandj
Aug 14, 2012 10:48 pm

SS called and seemed like a really nice person that is happy to work in with us. He indicated that this Thursday they will cut and fill and prepare the block. Then next…

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nihonjin
Aug 14, 2012 8:10 pm
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Ashkate
Aug 14, 2012 6:06 pm
Ashkate
DazzaB
DazzaB
14 August 2012

Overhanging waterproofing

Overhanging waterproofing
SA

Cool. Thanks bashworth

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DazzaB
Aug 14, 2012 3:49 pm
MyHome1
MyHome1
14 August 2012

New house

New house
TAS

Hi I am not sure about that builder but I will advise who ever you go make you hire inspector to look after your contracts and do each and every stage inspection I think…

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MyHome1
Aug 14, 2012 3:04 pm
rabsta
rabsta
13 August 2012

Opinions on Lakesview release THE PONDS please.

Opinions on Lakesview release THE PONDS please.
NSW

The Ponds is a great area and as you worked out, very central to everything. The T-Way is great and is easily accesssable. Schofield and Quakers Hill stations are both…

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rabsta
Aug 13, 2012 5:46 pm
abhi_n
abhi_n
13 August 2012

Anyone building in eucalypt estate wollert melbourne?

Anyone building in eucalypt estate wollert melbourne?
VIC

Hi I am building in Eucalypt too. Well, almost done now. Even I cant get internet. Have you manager to get internet there? Which stage is you lot?

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abhi_n
Aug 13, 2012 4:10 pm
theoneandonly?
theoneandonly?
13 August 2012

SURVEY PEGS FOR SOIL TESTING?

SURVEY PEGS FOR SOIL TESTING?
SA

hows the build going? we are in the same suburb as you we should be in by end of sept

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theoneandonly?
Aug 13, 2012 3:17 pm
alt0160
alt0160
13 August 2012

Redink build - supply of item - dimensions at prestart?

Redink build - supply of item - dimensions at prestart?
WA

I didn't build with red ink, but seeing as this is somewhat uncommon. I thought I would share our experience - for any owner supplied items we had to provide dimensions…

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alt0160
Aug 13, 2012 1:24 pm

Hi, We are builidng with a local builder (no big company) so unfortunately don't have any colour consultants! We went and had another look at the bricks on the weekend…

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Therese27
Aug 13, 2012 1:11 pm
mgilla
mgilla
13 August 2012

Cove cornice- ceiling height??

Cove cornice- ceiling height??
VIC

Mitch the reason it works for square set is you pay a poop load more to make it work. Personally I think the wider cornice looks better anyway. 55mm is good inside…

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mgilla
Aug 13, 2012 10:28 am
amgsl55
amgsl55
12 August 2012

Has anyone's Builder gone bankrupt in Adelaide

Has anyone's Builder gone bankrupt in Adelaide
SA

I know of someone whose builder went belly up towards the final stages of construction. He got a reduction for his last instalment.

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amgsl55
Aug 12, 2012 11:34 pm
paulevan
paulevan
12 August 2012

stairs for OC

stairs for OC
NSW

Thanks... I'll just buy one of those prefabstairs bolt it into the side of the house and give it some concrete at the bottom. Thanks Sirrocco, worked out perfectly and the…

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paulevan
Aug 12, 2012 10:27 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
12 August 2012

need advice for passive solar designs. (front facing north)

need advice for passive solar designs. (front facing north)
NSW

Mr_Chook-as you have posted numerous times on this topic I shall be locking a few of the threads you have started. Answers and discussions on…

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Deemaree
Aug 12, 2012 10:15 pm
Deemaree
Darren Standish
Darren Standish
12 August 2012

BUILDING WITH SCOTT SALISBURY HOMES IN ADELAIDE

BUILDING WITH SCOTT SALISBURY HOMES IN ADELAIDE
SA

Hi Guys... We are considering SS to build our home in Blue Stone and wonder what budget we should be looking at to build a 4 Bedroom house with 200…

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Darren Standish
Aug 12, 2012 9:25 pm
Darren Standish
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
12 August 2012

do your rooms feel smaller than they originally seemed?

do your rooms feel smaller than they originally seemed?
VIC

I've found the shape makes a huge difference. I'm in a room thats 3.7*2.6m or similar. My new house has 3*3.2m bedrooms in 2 places, plus a built in robe, it looks tiny…

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theanonyuser
Aug 12, 2012 11:08 am
1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
12 August 2012

Deposit/CAontract

Deposit/CAontract
NSW

Fantastic!! Who are you planning to build with?

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1sttimebuilding2012
Aug 12, 2012 11:01 am
Danois
Danois
11 August 2012

Are you happy with your concrete driveway? Sydney

Are you happy with your concrete driveway? Sydney
NSW

Come to think of it, why not go knock on doors? If you can find a driveway that is like yours in size and shape (somewhat) and perhaps in colour, you can ask them if that…

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Danois
Aug 11, 2012 10:52 pm
juski
juski
11 August 2012

Easy Clean House Tips

Easy Clean House Tips
NT
1, 2

We are having a tiled wall on a walk in shower instead of a glass shower screen. Our designer has it in her own home and says it makes it so much easier to keep the…

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juski
Aug 11, 2012 8:54 pm
juski
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
10 August 2012

Plate height

Plate height
WA

can someone please confirm what is classed as plate height. i thought it was when the brick work was finished. if im right, then we were due for payment then, but we have…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Aug 10, 2012 9:50 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
10 August 2012

Custom Builders??

Custom Builders??
VIC

You can try Bafto Homes if you want, he's in the area :)

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theanonyuser
Aug 10, 2012 9:27 pm
Fishers
Fishers
10 August 2012

Building in Bayswood Aldinga finally begins Yay

Building in Bayswood Aldinga finally begins Yay
SA

Thanks mclaren, will defo be posting with regular stressed out updates, although I don't think anything can be as stressful as the last 8 months, thought OH was gonna have…

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Fishers
Aug 10, 2012 8:42 pm
sammymac
sammymac
9 August 2012

Show me your easement landscaping!

Show me your easement landscaping!
SA

Thanks Boults :-) I hope some more people post so that we can get some ideas!

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sammymac
Aug 09, 2012 6:09 pm
sammymac
LeanneR
LeanneR
9 August 2012

Wilson's... 23/4 - Entry Hall feature wall HELP! pg. 37!

Wilson's... 23/4 - Entry Hall feature wall HELP! pg. 37!
VIC
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Wow you have fantastic taste. Look forward to seeing more!

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LeanneR
Aug 09, 2012 4:28 pm
LeanneR
boofnmike
boofnmike
9 August 2012

our CoLumbia.. loving life in the hunt Club!!

our CoLumbia.. loving life in the hunt Club!!
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

hi there, would it be possible for someone to post a pic of the carpet colour "lipson drizzle " for me to have a look, can not find it anywhere on the computer! if you…

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boofnmike
Aug 09, 2012 12:50 pm
DenBer
DenBer
9 August 2012

Waiting for NSW first home benefits?

Waiting for NSW first home benefits?
NSW

YES WAIT! Do not sign anything with your builder till the 1st Oct or you will only be eligible for the $7K. I rang OSR for the same reason as we have put a deposit on…

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DenBer
Aug 09, 2012 11:51 am
juski
juski
9 August 2012

Terrace house in Lightsview SA - Advice welcomed :)

Terrace house in Lightsview SA - Advice welcomed :)
SA

Hi pandoracrystal, welcome! As far as I know, the land's not negotiable. But I didn't try to negotiate... If you have any questions about my experience, I update the…

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juski
Aug 09, 2012 11:10 am
juski
tengals
tengals
9 August 2012

certificate of insurance new build - please help.

certificate of insurance new build - please help.

thanks for the reply, yeah i just wanst sure but other friends also confirmed their one was the same as well.

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tengals
Aug 09, 2012 9:46 am
CC101
CC101
9 August 2012

redink - still waiting for handover

redink - still waiting for handover
WA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

pci was done on 16 july. On 6/8/12 we had final inspection but many issues were still outstanding to be fixed / done before handover. We still waiting for handover. Can…

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CC101
Aug 09, 2012 2:29 am
VijayGaba
VijayGaba
8 August 2012

Evaporative cooling Unit Sizing/Power

Evaporative cooling Unit Sizing/Power

Hi Guys, I didn't put evaporative cooling through my builder with a view that I will get it done after handover. My house size including wet areas and outdoor area is 283…

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VijayGaba
Aug 09, 2012 12:18 am
Boults
Boults
8 August 2012

Building in SA

Building in SA
SA

Its definately a concern. The upside of building during a downturn in construction is a better price. The downside.............. It could all go pearshaped if the builder…

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Boults
Aug 09, 2012 12:17 am
our dream home
our dream home
8 August 2012

Building Hartley by Dennis Family Homes

Building Hartley by Dennis Family Homes
1, 2

We are building the Hartley 361 it's taken 4 months with many mistakes on the contracts. Finally we were told today that they are aiming to start building end of this…

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our dream home
Aug 08, 2012 7:52 pm
humble
humble
8 August 2012

Manholes for drainage easement.

Manholes for drainage easement.
SA

Was thinking if the area is flat enough, you could always lay pavers around the man hole and sit a shed (say 2m by 3m) on top of it and just…

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humble
Aug 08, 2012 3:01 pm
just Erin
just Erin
8 August 2012

Landscaper in Doreen

Landscaper in Doreen
VIC

How did you go finding a landscaper? You can try the Doreen Community Business facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/310605755702678/

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just Erin
Aug 08, 2012 10:46 am
just Erin
akashra
akashra
8 August 2012

Site preparation

Site preparation
WA

I would highly suggest you contact the builder who provided the quote and ask them what their definition of 'flat' is for these purposes. For me, it was a fall of no more…

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akashra
Aug 08, 2012 10:36 am
donna61
donna61
8 August 2012

Picking colours - HELP!

Picking colours - HELP!
VIC

Don't be afraid to mix wood with black, white and charcoal. You will see it everywhere when you go to display homes. We have moved from a Farmhouse and have all country…

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donna61
Aug 08, 2012 1:22 am
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Deemaree
Aug 07, 2012 9:43 pm
Deemaree
Banksy1460
Banksy1460
7 August 2012

Banks and Valuations

Banks and Valuations
VIC

If they can build the homes for the valuations they are coming back with then they should build houses as well as lend people cash i say! I must admit it has me a little…

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Banksy1460
Aug 07, 2012 8:52 pm


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