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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
MicWoo7982
MicWoo7982
6 September 2012

Henley Lexington Lux Q2

Henley Lexington Lux Q2
VIC

After much consideration, we have decided to build our first house together - Henley's Lexington Lux Q2. We're currently waiting for the results of our soil test and…

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MicWoo7982
Sep 06, 2012 8:57 pm
izaboi
izaboi
6 September 2012

Building a new house in Mount Isa... (fist timer)

Building a new house in Mount Isa... (fist timer)
QLD

HELP PLEASE... Me and my partner are looking at building a house together in Mt Isa. First House, so also first time building... Does anyone know of any pre-designed…

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izaboi
Sep 06, 2012 6:30 pm
Gandj
Gandj
6 September 2012

laundry in a cupboard what do you think?

laundry in a cupboard what do you think?
SA

Thanks for the comments, I had not really considered how this may effect the resale value, more thought is required. We are in the process of trying to sell our house but…

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Gandj
Sep 06, 2012 4:31 pm
b0son
b0son
6 September 2012

Anyone built with Procorp Group builders?

Anyone built with Procorp Group builders?
NSW

judging by the latest productreview entry, I'm not the only one....

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b0son
Sep 06, 2012 3:37 pm
snowing
snowing
6 September 2012

Need advice on my floorplan

Need advice on my floorplan
VIC

Very nice plan indeed. The walk in pantry would be a little too small thou since storage is limited for the long kitchen. Townhouse 1 would probably be better as Townhouse…

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snowing
Sep 06, 2012 3:34 pm
our dream home
our dream home
6 September 2012

DFH Hartley 341 in SE burbs

DFH Hartley 341 in SE burbs
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Those are the bricks we picked as well and was worried for the same reason but they look great thanks for pics we are building the Hartley 361 starting soon ( we hope)…

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our dream home
Sep 06, 2012 10:28 am
bashworth
bashworth
6 September 2012

Building options

Building options
SA

The builders standard options are usually very competitive even though they have the builders margin built in. Upgrades are usually not as competative. If you want an…

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bashworth
Sep 06, 2012 6:59 am
bashworth
tinkster
tinkster
5 September 2012

Building switchthree90-Carpet and splashback and blinds

Building switchthree90-Carpet and splashback and blinds
WA
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Duvaldreamer- I'd love to tell you that's unusual but it's not. It took months and months for us to get the final few things done at ours. The silicone around the ensuite…

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tinkster
Sep 06, 2012 12:30 am
tinkster
DeanandKerry
DeanandKerry
5 September 2012

First timers building with Procorp

First timers building with Procorp
NSW

Our experience has been varied - good with the parts of the process that have been managed in house (custom design, tender, selections, variations), and not so good with…

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DeanandKerry
Sep 05, 2012 6:37 pm
Bernardraj
Bernardraj
5 September 2012

The Ponds NSW- Recommendation of builders

The Ponds NSW- Recommendation of builders
NSW

Hi Everyone, I am venturing into building my first house in Ponds. I am planning to short list the builders in the area. it would be greatly appreciated, if someone with…

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Bernardraj
Sep 05, 2012 3:34 pm
Bernardraj
jewel18
jewel18
5 September 2012

Anyone Building Smart Living Series with Eden Brae

Anyone Building Smart Living Series with Eden Brae
NSW

Hi We are building Flagstaff23 with Eden Brae. We have the $5000 inclusions and have 2sq extension of $2500. Is someone else building or built any of the smart living…

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jewel18
Sep 05, 2012 1:16 pm
donna61
donna61
5 September 2012

Working Drawings At Last!

Working Drawings At Last!
WA

No I went through it it was very clear , we have something like 65 variations in total everyone was detailed exact. Quietly impressed to be…

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donna61
Sep 05, 2012 12:59 pm
macmaz
macmaz
5 September 2012

Anyone here built or building in Lynbrook?

Anyone here built or building in Lynbrook?
VIC

Surely there has to be someone who built in Lynbrook or walks to Lynbrook train station?

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macmaz
Sep 05, 2012 12:30 pm
dvestate
dvestate
4 September 2012

Are all slurry bricks doomed to chip?

Are all slurry bricks doomed to chip?
NSW

This is the reason we went for a full colour brick, we originally were going a slurry based one but while we had them at home my son chipped one pretty quick playing in…

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dvestate
Sep 04, 2012 11:20 pm
stalee
stalee
4 September 2012

Blue steel flash Brick

Blue steel flash Brick
NSW

Hey em Russ yours sounds very much like the colours we have chosen except having the monument garage door as well was a bit unsure about having too much dark but after…

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stalee
Sep 04, 2012 11:05 pm
shaaralee
shaaralee
4 September 2012

New Home Heating and Cooling - Split System vs. Ducted

New Home Heating and Cooling - Split System vs. Ducted
VIC

In my short experience with Evap cooling I definitely felt that stickiness and it was irritating so I wanted to avoid that I guess. The Actron system looks very…

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shaaralee
Sep 04, 2012 10:42 pm
shaaralee
bashworth
bashworth
4 September 2012

Driveway materials, concrete or liquid limestone?

Driveway materials, concrete or liquid limestone?
WA

Liquid limestone is really just another type of concrete and should have similar strength characteristics. Rather than use ordinary gravel and sand they use much higher…

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bashworth
Sep 04, 2012 6:41 pm
bashworth
roomate
roomate
4 September 2012

Bluestone Green Stage 23 - Wyndham Vale

Bluestone Green Stage 23 - Wyndham Vale
VIC
1, 2

Guys Guys Guys...Living in wyndham Vale - Bluestone Green,Just had the NBN installed at my place last week. Stage 19-23 is NBN capable now and ever resident in that Area…

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roomate
Sep 04, 2012 2:42 pm
MissyP
MissyP
3 September 2012

Mcon insisting on second site survey

Mcon insisting on second site survey
VIC

I think we may be back to the drawing board... Oops, wrong thread :/

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MissyP
Sep 04, 2012 12:51 am
MissyP
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
3 September 2012

Project builders and doing things yourself

Project builders and doing things yourself
WA

Its interesting that I had a different experience with a custom builder. I found they sometimes offerred a "better" price when I mentioned who i built with, and his…

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theanonyuser
Sep 03, 2012 11:17 pm
LeanneR
LeanneR
3 September 2012

Feedback on New Generation Homes?

Feedback on New Generation Homes?
WA
1, 2

Nincompoop come join us in parkland thread

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LeanneR
Sep 03, 2012 9:52 pm
LeanneR
tengals
tengals
3 September 2012

Frame stage,is it suppose to be like this???

Frame stage,is it suppose to be like this???
VIC

the final picture is somewhat acceptable, it is common i believe for that splintering with nailgun/noggins... but the rest I would be saying something for sure.

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tengals
Sep 03, 2012 8:16 pm
Charnley
Charnley
3 September 2012

Anyone building currently in Busselton or Bunbury?

Anyone building currently in Busselton or Bunbury?
WA

We are just starting to build in Bunbury but we are going with a custom builder not a project one. I think any of the big ones are all pretty good. Hearing good things…

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Charnley
Sep 03, 2012 2:54 pm
Charnley
mudmap
mudmap
3 September 2012

United Builders or Aspire Home

United Builders or Aspire Home
VIC

Anyone planning to build with either United or Aspire should read the thread below. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=59131

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mudmap
Sep 03, 2012 1:51 pm
humble
humble
3 September 2012

Building a deck in Geelong- Building Permits

Building a deck in Geelong- Building Permits
VIC

I believe any deck over 20m2 needs a building permit in Vic. As mentioned above it could be worth a call to the local council or private building…

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humble
Sep 03, 2012 8:20 am
ditchingsuburbia
ditchingsuburbia
2 September 2012

Building on rural acreage - budget question?

Building on rural acreage - budget question?
SA

thanks guys, yeah we just flew down to perth for the week to meet with builders, earthworks poeple and draftsman regarding our block. And yes it looks like we wont get…

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ditchingsuburbia
Sep 03, 2012 12:30 am
turtleschell
turtleschell
2 September 2012

External colour advice please :-)

External colour advice please :-)
SA

I didn't want my house to look like everyone else's so I made my portico more unusual with the colour, check out my blog for the facade with the colours.

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turtleschell
Sep 02, 2012 8:02 pm
Stormy
Stormy
2 September 2012

Items that get forgotten when signing a building contract???

Items that get forgotten when signing a building contract???
VIC

Hi timmyl-s There is a very comprehensive post in this page of this thread here: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5823&start=380 The rest of the thread is well worth a look…

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Stormy
Sep 02, 2012 12:40 pm
Stormy
Ski Mad
Ski Mad
1 September 2012

LP Warren homes

LP Warren homes
VIC

Hi Booker, the word on the street is that LP Warren Homes have become verry expensive lately, I heard from one of my frends that after they paid their first deposit to get…

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Ski Mad
Sep 01, 2012 5:50 pm
EcoFriendly
EcoFriendly
1 September 2012

Render colors

Render colors
WA

Hi, Ironstone and Mocha colours are ok together. You are correct in saying that most people get the toning wrong and it is too late once it is on the render. If you’re…

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EcoFriendly
Sep 01, 2012 1:09 pm
ferrari458
ferrari458
1 September 2012

Demo and site works

Demo and site works
WA

Look at the plans and see the size of cut & fill. It is generally better to cut than fill because cutting will give you a solid platform to build your house. Fill soil is…

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ferrari458
Sep 01, 2012 12:36 pm
subdivide hopeful
subdivide hopeful
1 September 2012

Subdivision Process

Subdivision Process
VIC

I want to knock down my house in Monash, subdivide and rebuild 2 x three bedroom townhouses. Because I have never done this before, I need a builder that will go through…

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subdivide hopeful
Sep 01, 2012 8:25 am
captainsideburns
captainsideburns
31 August 2012

Land Undervalued by Bank

Land Undervalued by Bank
WA

Hmmm that is a good idea cinderella, who did eventually go through. And a bit off topic, but do i know you? Pm me your details.maybe we can hook up 2

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captainsideburns
Sep 01, 2012 12:35 am
DGBREK
DGBREK
31 August 2012

Custom build @ NRH - Loo, fence, scrape. PICS!!

Custom build @ NRH - Loo, fence, scrape. PICS!!
NSW

An update onThe Right Build Homes..... As of today they have officially gone into liquidation

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DGBREK
Aug 31, 2012 8:26 pm
DGBREK
DGBREK
31 August 2012

Anyone building with The Right Build?

Anyone building with The Right Build?
NSW

An update onThe Right Build Homes..... As of today they have officially gone into liquidation

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DGBREK
Aug 31, 2012 8:07 pm
LittleJ
LittleJ
31 August 2012

Tree removal in Newcastle

Tree removal in Newcastle
NSW

Hi there Building a new house soon on a block with a few trees on it and have to lodge a full DA rather than a Complying Development application. It's in Newcastle and I…

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LittleJ
Aug 31, 2012 2:40 pm
jemsaf
jemsaf
31 August 2012

TAPWARE - help finding a good website

TAPWARE - help finding a good website
VIC

Any others, just can't seem to find anything I like :(

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jemsaf
Aug 31, 2012 1:15 pm
TomCat
TomCat
31 August 2012

Brick colour - thermal qualities

Brick colour - thermal qualities
SA

Fantastic! This is GREAT info - thanks

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TomCat
Aug 31, 2012 9:47 am
TomCat
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
30 August 2012

Decent builders in Nowra/Shoalhaven area

Decent builders in Nowra/Shoalhaven area
NSW

We recently built with Barrington Homes in the Wollongong area and they did a pretty good job. They did have a display home at Vincentia a while back but don't know if it…

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grumblebum54
Aug 31, 2012 12:15 am
grumblebum54
oneness
oneness
30 August 2012

Lighting/electrical expertise/advice required re LED's

Lighting/electrical expertise/advice required re LED's
WA

thanks everyone...great help... Yes it is a 2 storey (not concrete suspended slab)... Will approach builder and see what they say...i have been googling the subject and it…

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oneness
Aug 30, 2012 11:51 pm
hurryupandbuy
hurryupandbuy
30 August 2012

Metric*n Quality

Metric*n Quality
VIC

Thanks, Ive heard the Weribee/Hoppers Crossing branch is great, looking to use them down the coast

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hurryupandbuy
Aug 30, 2012 9:31 pm
hurryupandbuy

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