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Zalira
Zalira
4 January 2013

Potential issue....Fencing

Potential issue....Fencing
VIC

Glad it all seems to be working out okay for you jpc. Atom_ute - Thanks for answering my questions. I'm in Qld so your response was very helpful :) I vaguely remember the…

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Zalira
Jan 04, 2013 10:22 pm
Zalira
hfwangoz
hfwangoz
4 January 2013

Is it needed to find an inspector to check the quality?

Is it needed to find an inspector to check the quality?
NSW

We got an independent inspector in at frame stage ($550). Although we have an excellent relationship with our builder, we still wanted someone…

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hfwangoz
Jan 04, 2013 9:22 pm
kexkez
kexkez
4 January 2013

Pool - Is it worth it?

Pool - Is it worth it?
WA
1, 2

Friends of ours went for a swim spa. The problem with it us that the swuim jets aren't really powerful enough if you are a reasonable swimmer. But they get a lot more…

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kexkez
Jan 04, 2013 8:16 am
kexkez
bkm2009
bkm2009
3 January 2013

Siteworks - help! (Perth/ NOR / Bullsbrook)

Siteworks - help! (Perth/ NOR / Bullsbrook)
WA

If the lot has now been determined as a sand site, I would imagine the costs from the builder will be reduced somewhat. To get a better idea of the works involved, the…

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bkm2009
Jan 03, 2013 2:46 pm
bkm2009
claypot
claypot
3 January 2013

"unforseen" additional costs for electrical

"unforseen" additional costs for electrical
VIC

I suspect we will have the same drama. We are building with a large volume builder in Adelaide on a 10 acre block. We have an existing house that has a single phase 45 amp…

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claypot
Jan 03, 2013 1:57 pm
Stormy
Stormy
3 January 2013

What do you do with the builders light fittings?(China hats)

What do you do with the builders light fittings?(China hats)
VIC

As soon as I got the keys, these were the first things I took down...can't stand them! My Son ran around with a few on his head for a while, otherwise they hit the bin.…

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Stormy
Jan 03, 2013 8:00 am
Stormy
Serialbuilder
Serialbuilder
2 January 2013

When is too late to change builders?

When is too late to change builders?
WA

How about a front yard pool? It would make you use all of the land instead of only the backyard? Just a thought.

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Serialbuilder
Jan 02, 2013 10:16 pm
Serialbuilder
Serialbuilder
Serialbuilder
2 January 2013

Blueprint Homes

Blueprint Homes
WA

Hi Austex, 10 to 12 months would be excellent. Don't have personal experience with Blueprint but friend built with them 2 yrs ago and is very happy. Good luck all.

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Serialbuilder
Jan 02, 2013 10:10 pm
Serialbuilder
kjw7
kjw7
2 January 2013

Building with Hotondo

Building with Hotondo
VIC

We finished building with another Victorian Hotondo franchise three months ago and they were fantastic. I don't know anything about the people in Hallam but Hotondo do…

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kjw7
Jan 02, 2013 6:20 pm
greenfish
greenfish
2 January 2013

Vess's Build - Landscaping and final fencing part

Vess's Build - Landscaping and final fencing part
NSW
1 ... 22, 23, 24

So sorry for your loss Vess x Looking forward to seeing your new pics - and a belated happy birthday too!

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greenfish
Jan 02, 2013 12:17 pm
greenfish
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
2 January 2013

Our Half Acre Heaven- patience finally rewarded!!

Our Half Acre Heaven- patience finally rewarded!!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Since I got confused :roll: (blonde moment :lol: ) and now have two threads I don't know which one to continue...So for anyone wondering what's happening, please go to the new…

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Treeseachanger
Jan 02, 2013 8:58 am
northryder
northryder
2 January 2013

Eagle Homes-any opinions and suggestions

Eagle Homes-any opinions and suggestions
NSW

I am a newbie to the homeone forums, but I have read many a posts and find it impressive. We are wanting to knock down and rebuild in North Ryde, NSW. At the moment we…

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northryder
Jan 02, 2013 8:54 am
PHunter
PHunter
1 January 2013

Builders need to be regulated to Higher Standards

Builders need to be regulated to Higher Standards
NSW

yeah well imo the federal building code should be put to a much greater standard than what is allowed at…

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PHunter
Jan 01, 2013 7:39 pm
1rocky
1rocky
1 January 2013

Help with location of outdoor shower :)

Help with location of outdoor shower :)
QLD

thanks stellabellla . the solar option sounds great. i will even talk to the plumber for our build and see what he can do

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1rocky
Jan 01, 2013 12:13 pm
Ashkate
Ashkate
31 December 2012

Ashkate's WCH - The deck is here!!!

Ashkate's WCH - The deck is here!!!
SA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

We got them on eBay. We couldn't find anything long enough in stores. These are 21m so stretch all the way around and down to the PowerPoint with no issues :-)

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Ashkate
Dec 31, 2012 7:28 pm
Ashkate
Eager
Eager
30 December 2012

crack in house slab noticed

crack in house slab noticed
QLD

No, the cracking never got any worse so we didn't bother making an issue about it.

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Eager
Dec 30, 2012 7:04 pm
Eager
dvestate
dvestate
30 December 2012

Allworth Priceleader Brick Choices

Allworth Priceleader Brick Choices
NSW

You are about a week too late I just threw that stuff out.... 2

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dvestate
Dec 30, 2012 1:03 pm
Casa2
Casa2
30 December 2012

BASIX Question

BASIX Question
NSW

As kylie40 said, go to the Basix website (https://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/information/index.jsp ) and play around. You can find out first hand what effects there are for…

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Casa2
Dec 30, 2012 11:16 am
leighton
leighton
30 December 2012

Knockdown-Rebuild [Our NBG Buckingham]

Knockdown-Rebuild [Our NBG Buckingham]
1, 2

A question of interest. Do most builders require the owner to organise the knock down? At Clark New Homes, we prefer not to do it but we will if asked. What is the usual? thanks

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leighton
Dec 30, 2012 10:44 am
leighton
pengruijun
pengruijun
29 December 2012

hire an independent inspector, in which stages?

hire an independent inspector, in which stages?
SA

Thanks bashworth and akashra, Anyone know good inspector in SA?

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pengruijun
Dec 29, 2012 9:04 pm
1rocky
1rocky
29 December 2012

How many downlights per room?

How many downlights per room?
WA

thanks offshore we were going to put downlight in bedroom and now have changed to pendant lights . thinking now to just put a downlight in the wirs

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1rocky
Dec 29, 2012 7:54 am
bashworth
bashworth
28 December 2012

how to position power points in master bedroom?

how to position power points in master bedroom?
NSW

40 years ago an electrician mate told me the best electrical fit out for any room was two doubles on every wall, each about 0.5m from the corner.…

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bashworth
Dec 28, 2012 6:49 pm
bashworth
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
28 December 2012

Confused! Frontage/m2 etc

Confused! Frontage/m2 etc
WA

Im building in Ellenbrook on a 300sq block. My site coverage is 55.5% if that is of any help to you :)

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Echo2k3
Dec 28, 2012 4:55 pm
RajaniKaanth
RajaniKaanth
28 December 2012

Anyone Built with Kaplan homes?

Anyone Built with Kaplan homes?

Thanks for the update Atish-about Kaplan homes. Anyone experienced with Vogue Homes?

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RajaniKaanth
Dec 28, 2012 12:50 pm
Marto54
Marto54
28 December 2012

Floor Plan Advice

Floor Plan Advice
NSW

I guess it depends where in Australia you live. I live in VIC and am very conscious about getting as much sun in as possible. I live on the the coast too, meaning…

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Marto54
Dec 28, 2012 8:15 am
nomanbabber
nomanbabber
27 December 2012

Our one off build in Point Cook - WE ARE IN!

Our one off build in Point Cook - WE ARE IN!
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

I highly appreciate your effort and the points you just raised were worth mentioning.

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nomanbabber
Dec 27, 2012 9:31 pm
jj1
jj1
27 December 2012

Anyone building with Wincrest?

Anyone building with Wincrest?
NSW

Hi zozo, wish you all the best in your build. Our thread was updated (as you probably worked out) almost daily. Didn't tell Wincrest about it until after handover, so…

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jj1
Dec 27, 2012 6:23 am
1rocky
1rocky
27 December 2012

How much per square for a custom build?

How much per square for a custom build?
VIC
1, 2

we are doing a custom build with adenbrook homes and they are fantastic and helped us with design and within our budget

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1rocky
Dec 27, 2012 6:11 am
Mr_mrsT
Mr_mrsT
27 December 2012

Austral Bricks- Couture Chiffon style

Austral Bricks- Couture Chiffon style
NSW

Hi All, Our new and exciting home is about to built in Gregory Hills and were wondering if anyone has built with the Austral Brick- 'Chiffon' from the couture range? If…

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Mr_mrsT
Dec 26, 2012 11:47 pm
4boys1princess
4boys1princess
26 December 2012

Building with the Home Group WA- Byford

Building with the Home Group WA- Byford
WA

thanks guys for the reply I really appreciate the advice, : ))

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4boys1princess
Dec 26, 2012 6:51 pm
1rocky
1rocky
24 December 2012

Dwyer quality homes or stylemaster

Dwyer quality homes or stylemaster
QLD

sorry do not know of dywer homes but considering they rang you during christmas and they are willing to show you the home he is living in is a great start. this is how…

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1rocky
Dec 24, 2012 2:54 pm

We chose flush mortar for our bricks, but we went Nutmeg Smooth face and as it's quite a contemporary home liked the flat look. I don't think a few weeks will make too…

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Lilac
Dec 23, 2012 9:58 pm
AC27
AC27
23 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
WA

well done guys

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AC27
Dec 23, 2012 7:35 pm
CC101
CC101
23 December 2012

Show us your walk in robe!

Show us your walk in robe!
QLD
1, 2

pretty good - price is good too - less than 2k

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CC101
Dec 23, 2012 5:13 pm
Gumbette8
Gumbette8
23 December 2012

Help finding a building inspector for new build

Help finding a building inspector for new build
NSW

We signed on Wednesday for a modified Newhaven 36 with a traditional facade. We're hopefully going to start building in March, I'm not sure if I'm nervous or scared. How…

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Gumbette8
Dec 23, 2012 3:27 pm
B STAR
B STAR
23 December 2012

Owner Builder Pro's and Con's

Owner Builder Pro's and Con's
WA

Having "plenty of mates" can be a disadvantge. They still want to earn an income, if they give you good discounts then they will treat you second class. In answer to your…

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B STAR
Dec 23, 2012 1:00 pm
benblinkau
benblinkau
22 December 2012

National Broadband Network

National Broadband Network
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

There's a few conflicting stories in here :lol: What Eden brae are charging is for a power point for the power supply and 2 internal data points. They…

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benblinkau
Dec 22, 2012 6:48 pm
benblinkau
1rocky
1rocky
22 December 2012

Show us your - handover pics

Show us your - handover pics
ACT
1, 2, 3

Mclaren your home is beautiful and thank you for the pics of the niches what sort of downlight did you put in, would the led strips used in kitchens look ok in the…

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1rocky
Dec 22, 2012 3:43 pm
71monaro
71monaro
22 December 2012

non-zerod import only meter

non-zerod import only meter
SA

Make sure they zero'd your meter when installed. With all the solar PV installs they have an excess of used import-only meters that they are re-installing. Had case of…

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71monaro
Dec 22, 2012 1:38 pm
turk182
turk182
21 December 2012

Building in WRIGHT-ACT C of O issued

Building in WRIGHT-ACT C of O issued
ACT
1, 2, 3

Great news! let the shopping begin

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turk182
Dec 21, 2012 9:36 pm
chatz
chatz
21 December 2012

Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!

Knockdown and building Henley's Talise Q2 - We have keys!
VIC
1 ... 14, 15, 16

I've finally updated our with the latest landscaping pictures. After 12 months…

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chatz
Dec 21, 2012 9:03 pm
Tippy Toes
Tippy Toes
21 December 2012

Recommend Me A Good Solar Electricity System

Recommend Me A Good Solar Electricity System
WA

Go to whirlpool.net.au and then to the Green Tech Forum. It's a great source of information.

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Tippy Toes
Dec 21, 2012 5:16 pm
Tippy Toes
BradS
BradS
21 December 2012

Return of deposited money

Return of deposited money
VIC

I dont know why people bother asking for deposits these days. Years ago they were given as a sign of good faith that you would follow through with what ever it was you…

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BradS
Dec 21, 2012 11:52 am

Haven't had a chance to talk to the builder about this as they're shut for Xmas but would like some feedback. We are building in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne with a…

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wokwon
Dec 21, 2012 9:18 am
auds
auds
20 December 2012

Anticon - is it necessary?

Anticon - is it necessary?
WA
1, 2

Thanks Charnley - I did suggest it to the boss but he thought it would be too expensive. We do a bit of work for private builders and know a little bit about them. Maybe…

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auds
Dec 20, 2012 2:09 pm
Jen1977
Jen1977
20 December 2012

HIA standard progress payment schedule

HIA standard progress payment schedule

Chintook - I think with the recent collapse of Procorp you just want to be a little bit careful with front loading of payments. I think that having 90% of your…

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Jen1977
Dec 20, 2012 8:02 am
zojo
zojo
19 December 2012

Building near Pacific Highway in Hornsby --- From Begining

Building near Pacific Highway in Hornsby --- From Begining
NSW

SHOULD I PAY FOR BOTH OF THEM TO GET IN DETAIL QUOTE FROM BOTH OF THEM BEFORE SELECTING THE BUILDER? your advises are most welcome? Actually, if you have already paid a…

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zojo
Dec 19, 2012 8:24 am
caz_770
caz_770
19 December 2012

caz_770 in Baldivis - Front Landscaping

caz_770 in Baldivis - Front Landscaping
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Hi Vans! Yeah, I was very lucky with those storms! I thought my mum was checking my house once a week, but turned out she went once, right at the beginning of my last…

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caz_770
Dec 19, 2012 12:52 am
caz_770
Liliana
Liliana
18 December 2012

Rinnai Infinity Enviro 26 making a sucking/beeping noise!

Rinnai Infinity Enviro 26 making a sucking/beeping noise!

I'm bumping this in the hope that someone who has this unit can answer. Our Rinnai Infinity Enviro 26 makes an audible noise every time the hot water taps are turned on…

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Liliana
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