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williams2111
williams2111
28 May 2012

change crossover, need urgent help, engineering drawings

change crossover, need urgent help, engineering drawings

I feel your pain. We are building at Sandhurst and had to wait weeks for our driveway change drawings. Sandhurst are having a lot of trouble with their engineering firm. I…

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williams2111
May 28, 2012 9:18 pm
custombuilder
custombuilder
28 May 2012

James Hardie Linea board

James Hardie Linea board

Hi built a house with linea , we used the standard timber stops in lieu of hardies stops, fair bit cheaper happy building

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custombuilder
May 28, 2012 8:53 pm
custombuilder
custombuilder
28 May 2012

Kit Homes

Kit Homes
VIC

better to get a builder to go to lockup. safer and easier

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custombuilder
May 28, 2012 8:39 pm
nina marie
nina marie
28 May 2012

Show us your builders mess!

Show us your builders mess!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

who knows what's in there Gogo!

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nina marie
May 28, 2012 7:22 pm
nina marie
azeeth
azeeth
28 May 2012

Sienna Way Havana Estate Pakenham

Sienna Way Havana Estate Pakenham
VIC

Anyone yet following this forum. There are around 30 houses under construction in stage 1 so far.

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azeeth
May 28, 2012 6:26 pm
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bee84
May 28, 2012 5:28 pm
dazandstace
dazandstace
28 May 2012

Fencing

Fencing
VIC

We are not in your local area, but we paid $65p/m for capped timber fencing with exposed posts.

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dazandstace
May 28, 2012 2:46 pm
dazandstace
becca84
becca84
28 May 2012

When do they Install External Powerpoints?

When do they Install External Powerpoints?
WA

Thanks Atom_ute and mgilla, i think i remember seeing wires coming out the wall, but ill have to go have a look to make sure :P

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becca84
May 28, 2012 2:16 pm
nashvilleblue
nashvilleblue
28 May 2012

Lexi 4 at Ambrosia Estate, Cranbourne West

Lexi 4 at Ambrosia Estate, Cranbourne West
VIC
1, 2

Thanks so much, your house is amazing, congratulations!

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nashvilleblue
May 28, 2012 12:11 pm
nashvilleblue
gelatiii
gelatiii
27 May 2012

Extra Charge for painting trim/sills different colour

Extra Charge for painting trim/sills different colour
QLD

Makes you wonder what’s next? Once upon a time you got a house where everything in it was of decent quality and good enough to live in and…

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gelatiii
May 27, 2012 5:48 pm
BradS
BradS
27 May 2012

Costs to consider?

Costs to consider?
WA

I would budget between $50k and $100k over what you have budgeted already This is a full list of what comes to mind but i can guarantee there is more. Lots of this may…

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BradS
May 27, 2012 5:11 pm
AC27
AC27
27 May 2012

neighbour's rear retaining wall

neighbour's rear retaining wall
NSW

Masonary wall would be awesome than a quick fix day 1 fence. I think it's a problem almost everyone faces with fences when they move in yet it ends up history as time flys…

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AC27
May 27, 2012 12:37 pm
nihonjin
nihonjin
27 May 2012

Can anyone recommend consultant to attend Final Inspection?

Can anyone recommend consultant to attend Final Inspection?
QLD

I hope everything has gone well with your home. I assume now that you are now in your home and i wanted to ask a few questions if I may. My wife and I are in the process…

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nihonjin
May 27, 2012 11:05 am
MegLeigh89
MegLeigh89
27 May 2012

Where did you put your phone?

Where did you put your phone?
WA

I imagine we will put it in the home office, but we don't intend on actually using a landline phone. We hardly use ours now and are wasting money just having it connected!…

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MegLeigh89
May 27, 2012 2:01 am
MegLeigh89
bashworth
bashworth
26 May 2012

Could someone please explain the steps for the construction.

Could someone please explain the steps for the construction.
WA

I've done a few posts on my blog about constructions stages here: http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?cat=40. As far as the water supply goes as long as they have got access to…

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bashworth
May 26, 2012 10:41 pm
bashworth
welby
welby
26 May 2012

Eden Brae Memphis 31 mk3 Cameron Park

Eden Brae Memphis 31 mk3 Cameron Park
NSW

Just finished all our selections with eden brae this week and i have to say the home options people where really helpful and didnt try to sell us anything which was nice.…

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welby
May 26, 2012 10:24 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
26 May 2012

BUILDER INVOICING LOCK UP & BRICKS JUST STARTED!! WHAT THE?

BUILDER INVOICING LOCK UP & BRICKS JUST STARTED!! WHAT THE?
VIC

We also got invoices way early, but the builder didn't chase payment, kinda like just getting the paperwork out of the way first...

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SunshineT
May 26, 2012 2:28 pm
SunshineT
bmorayc
bmorayc
26 May 2012

Architectural Draftsmen/Designer - Melbourne

Architectural Draftsmen/Designer - Melbourne
VIC

Hi all, I have recently noticed a demand for people looking for draftsmen/designer, I can supply a service from the early design stage (3D) through to construction…

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bmorayc
May 26, 2012 10:38 am
marybond2012
marybond2012
26 May 2012

Kitchen bench overhead lamps

Kitchen bench overhead lamps
NSW

Hi Patty, Our tap is 70cm high and with a pendant light that hangs down it will look very silly in our opinion like its squashed.... we have 31c ceilings in the kitchen…

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marybond2012
May 26, 2012 9:57 am
marybond2012
babysaurs
babysaurs
25 May 2012

PGH PEWTER Bricks anyone use these and have photos please?

PGH PEWTER Bricks anyone use these and have photos please?
SA

We are considering these bricks for our house wondering if anyone hs use these before and hav any piccys they can share please:) Thankyou

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babysaurs
May 25, 2012 5:27 pm
gogo65
gogo65
25 May 2012

How much does it cost too add an extra ensuite

How much does it cost too add an extra ensuite
WA

It definitely depends on inclusions as well, our ensuite is frameless glass with grate drain, polyurethane 1200 vanity with stone top and nice toilet and taps etc

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gogo65
May 25, 2012 3:21 pm
gogo65

We haven't actually started building yet so I can't show you pictures of mine but I do have a pic of a kitchen which has used the same colour as we've chosen - Formica New…

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soakedblonde
May 25, 2012 3:19 pm
soakedblonde
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
25 May 2012

H3NL3Y Tender - worried we might be over budget

H3NL3Y Tender - worried we might be over budget
VIC

yeh really good - we were under budget which is a surprise because of all the changes and upgrades. I've just started my own thread seeing that I know we're defintely…

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PolkaDots
May 25, 2012 1:13 pm
NovaVista
NovaVista
25 May 2012

What extras did you get included at no cost ?

What extras did you get included at no cost ?
NSW

I don't believe you get much for "free" or "no cost" it is more a matter or comparing inclusions against different builders vs the price (not the price quoted in the…

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NovaVista
May 25, 2012 8:33 am
PADAMS2012
PADAMS2012
25 May 2012

help, deposits / contracts / drawings / broker

help, deposits / contracts / drawings / broker
VIC

oh man , sounds like your settlement date (where you give the majority of your deposit) is too close! we asked the developer what the latest day we could settle and she…

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PADAMS2012
May 25, 2012 8:12 am
Echo
Echo
24 May 2012

Custom home in Perth - design draft

Custom home in Perth - design draft
WA

Put an internal window in the activity room to the gallery, kids behave better if they know they can be seen. Or have an opening in the wall if you not mind the noise.…

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Echo
May 24, 2012 8:11 pm
Echo
builderforlife
builderforlife
24 May 2012

Electrical Prices?

Electrical Prices?
NSW

Ok ,so I go to school for four years and then get my electrical certificate and I bring five thousand dollars of tools to your home along with long experience, to add a…

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builderforlife
May 24, 2012 8:07 pm
builderforlife
kch
kch
24 May 2012

HSTP Land Application Area Installers

HSTP Land Application Area Installers
QLD

Can anyone recomend installers of land application area for sub surface irrigation for our HSTP system. We've had our design completed and are now after some quotes. We…

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kch
May 24, 2012 6:34 pm
smorgzzz
smorgzzz
24 May 2012

Builders credit back...

Builders credit back...
WA

We received credits back for deleting doors and changing doors.

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smorgzzz
May 24, 2012 6:03 pm
smorgzzz
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
24 May 2012

Pgh's Espresso Brick - has anyone used

Pgh's Espresso Brick - has anyone used
NSW

2 or 3 pallets of bricks would be nice for a retaining wall. Hopefully they don't go in the bin!

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daveinthehills
May 24, 2012 9:40 am
The Vans
The Vans
23 May 2012

Chris's Dale Alcock Build (WA)

Chris's Dale Alcock Build (WA)
WA
1, 2

Looks great! Really nice roofline! :)

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The Vans
May 23, 2012 1:30 pm
The Vans
PS4314
PS4314
23 May 2012

What to discuss with the tiler

What to discuss with the tiler
QLD

Thanks everyone. Good discussion and feeling really positive about how it will work out. He explained about expansion joints; he keeps them the same width as the rest of…

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PS4314
May 23, 2012 1:02 pm

I have finally located my dimensions - we have no formal lounge or dining so this area is our main living area. These are all internal measurements. From the inside of…

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kyton
May 23, 2012 12:21 pm
kyton
Forg
Forg
23 May 2012

Recycled or distressed-looking timber flooring

Recycled or distressed-looking timber flooring
NSW

Ah, carp ... I thought I'd switched over to that other forum section; sorry all! :(

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Forg
May 23, 2012 11:52 am
Nads
Nads
23 May 2012

Earthworks - First Home Builder :)

Earthworks - First Home Builder :)
WA

Hi Echo, Sorry i should have provided all that info!! Where building in Perth W.A Wembley, our house is a 1 storey 4*2 Where building on soil - apparently our soil is…

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Nads
May 23, 2012 10:09 am
KAN
KAN
23 May 2012

Do the home builders offer discounts?

Do the home builders offer discounts?
NSW

We asked/ were offered discounts. We did not always get a price discount, though I recall they did halve the cost of our extended Alfresco area. In addition to this, they…

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KAN
May 23, 2012 9:17 am

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Zarli
May 22, 2012 10:09 pm
Zarli
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
22 May 2012

250 dollar usage water bill??

250 dollar usage water bill??
VIC

it say usage for the last quarter, i donno how so much

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d3vil_nik
May 22, 2012 9:21 pm
laura_88
laura_88
22 May 2012

Organising boundary fencing for house we are building - HELP

Organising boundary fencing for house we are building - HELP
VIC

Thank you all for the replies, I feel a lot clearer on what I need to do. I will contact our future neighbours as soon as i receive quotes back.

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laura_88
May 22, 2012 9:02 pm
Gwendolyn
Gwendolyn
22 May 2012

NEIGHBOUR BUILT ON MY LAND!! HELP

NEIGHBOUR BUILT ON MY LAND!! HELP
1, 2, 3

Hi there, just joined up here. Interesting reading this about the fence on the wrong side......I just had the surveyor out today to tell me that my fence is inside my…

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Gwendolyn
May 22, 2012 8:17 pm
gogo65
gogo65
22 May 2012

Dune roof Surfmist garage and windows - what render colour?

Dune roof Surfmist garage and windows - what render colour?
QLD

I'm not sure if you want to go lighter or darker than dune, I was trying to match my dune garage door and originally was going to paint my cladding dune but my interior…

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gogo65
May 22, 2012 7:45 pm
gogo65
LynneY
LynneY
22 May 2012

Hills hub or C Bus?

Hills hub or C Bus?
SA

Yep, think you are all absolutely right. Might speak to hubby in detail about this. Haven't had a chance to. Wanted to get some info first. I might even get him to sort it…

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LynneY
May 22, 2012 6:43 pm
Nads
Nads
22 May 2012

Building a New Home

Building a New Home
WA

Hi Ness, So sorry for the late reply, we've been away on a holiday! Thankyou very much for your response and the detailed you've provided, its been very helpful! We…

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Nads
May 22, 2012 5:38 pm
Stormy
Stormy
22 May 2012

home builder

home builder
NSW

Hi opu316, I've just done a quick search and it seems there are a few people building there. search.php?keywords=ropes+crossing

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Stormy
May 22, 2012 4:54 pm
Stormy
ozberg
ozberg
22 May 2012

Shower Grate - How much did your builder charge

Shower Grate - How much did your builder charge
WA

I think you will find they are reasonable prices. Stainless steel grates both tile insert and heel guard, are very expensive.

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ozberg
May 22, 2012 4:08 pm
MayMoo8888
MayMoo8888
22 May 2012

Brick colour / Roof Colour - Help

Brick colour / Roof Colour - Help
NSW

Thanks d@n, That is very helpful. Pretty wide house so maybe gives a tick towards darker grey. Have now been told we can wait until later to pick a brick & tile, and a…

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MayMoo8888
May 22, 2012 12:55 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
22 May 2012

National Builders Group Sold?

National Builders Group Sold?
VIC

Valid point Zyme..but when we built with them we researched the builder concerned prior to commencing. We also went in with our eyes fully open, understanding that once…

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Deemaree
May 22, 2012 12:51 pm
Deemaree
marybond2012
marybond2012
22 May 2012

we have unconditional finance approval....

we have unconditional finance approval....
WA

oh garden i cant wait for our slabs to be down finally :) I got told that 2-3 weeks max for scheduling and for when action starts on the block wooo hooo It looks like we…

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marybond2012
May 22, 2012 12:23 pm
marybond2012
J&K
J&K
21 May 2012

Custom Design in Picnic Point NSW

Custom Design in Picnic Point NSW
NSW
1, 2

Hi T, Picnic Point is on hold, possibly for 5 years, still hanging onto the land, as we still intend to build one day. The building costs kept getting more and more, so we…

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J&K
May 21, 2012 11:48 pm
J&K


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