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seanr53
seanr53
17 August 2012

BASIX requires R-Value 1.9 for walls

BASIX requires R-Value 1.9 for walls
NSW

I suggest you get a Accurate assessment done, but I think you will need insulation or reflective foil. In your climate, reflective foil and an airgap may be enough, as it…

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seanr53
Aug 17, 2012 8:01 pm
laser
laser
17 August 2012

Anyone building the Cremorne 41 with Eden Brae

Anyone building the Cremorne 41 with Eden Brae
NSW

Yes, we're building the Cremorne 41 (+2 ... big space sale) Although, we're battling to get through Council at the moment. I don't know if we ever will :( :( :(

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laser
Aug 17, 2012 3:19 pm
Lourance
Lourance
16 August 2012

window sizes and strengths?

window sizes and strengths?
WA

Hi not sure what thier issue is but if you check this information from a window supplier can't see any special…

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Lourance
Aug 16, 2012 7:57 pm
Abby
Abby
16 August 2012

Refrigerator Position in Butlers

Refrigerator Position in Butlers
VIC

Ours is 690 the same as our benches. I sticks out just a little so that the doors are able to be opened.

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Abby
Aug 16, 2012 6:58 pm
donna61
donna61
16 August 2012

Pre start without partner for sanity

Pre start without partner for sanity
WA

I am in a rather fortunate position (I think) of having a husband who is not at all interested in the selections for the house. We have a budget &…

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donna61
Aug 16, 2012 10:26 am
go go
go go
15 August 2012

Main Drive Kew, Victoria

Main Drive Kew, Victoria
VIC

its most bought by the new asian business migrants, my chinese friends who lived in mel for many years call the area (163 Village…….think 163 mean business migrantion…

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go go
Aug 16, 2012 12:09 am
Zarli
Zarli
15 August 2012

Tradies Smoking and spitting in our house

Tradies Smoking and spitting in our house
VIC

That's awful and even worse that they did it in front of you

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Zarli
Aug 16, 2012 12:07 am
Zarli
AC27
AC27
15 August 2012

Which Aircon for new house? Smart Phone control panel?

Which Aircon for new house? Smart Phone control panel?
WA

Pretty much had our minds set on an Actron unit for the house. However sent out our plans to multiple Air Conditioning Companies for qoutes. Discovered That there is an…

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AC27
Aug 15, 2012 11:36 pm
Team PD
Team PD
15 August 2012

Porter Davis Homes New Contact

Porter Davis Homes New Contact
VIC

Hi All, Just wanted to introduce myself to you. My name is Helen and I have joined H1 on behalf of Porter Davis. I have been working alongside Ebony for the last couple…

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Team PD
Aug 15, 2012 10:51 pm
Team PD
Tippy Toes
Tippy Toes
15 August 2012

New building

New building
TAS

Which part of the state are you in, North or South? Okay, North of the state. I don't know any builders up that way....go to Master Builders Assoc website or ring the…

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Tippy Toes
Aug 15, 2012 6:44 pm
Tippy Toes
marybond2012
marybond2012
15 August 2012

Best New Build Deals - perth WA

Best New Build Deals - perth WA
WA

We have done pretty good with Redink Homes.... We are now awaiting our roof tiles to go on and must say since the beginning they have been very accommodating and a…

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marybond2012
Aug 15, 2012 6:26 pm
marybond2012
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

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