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PAB_34
PAB_34
16 November 2012

Has anyone asked their builder for fixed site costs?

Has anyone asked their builder for fixed site costs?
NSW

Our previous design had a number of piers and due to poor soil the engineers drawing called up 450dia piers, minimum 2m deep. As there was no…

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PAB_34
Nov 16, 2012 7:43 am
PAB_34
markf_ 13
markf_ 13
16 November 2012

Building With Mirvac @ Middleton Grange?

Building With Mirvac @ Middleton Grange?
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Hi, Can anyone please tell me that after I pay the minimum 5% deposit down for the land, is it a requirement to then put in a tender in for the construction of the…

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markf_ 13
Nov 16, 2012 7:08 am
leighton
leighton
16 November 2012

Sloping block builder in Sydney .... help

Sloping block builder in Sydney .... help
NSW

Take2 offers some good advice. It is about design. Take2 describes what we call Good Hillside Building Practice. A lightweight, flexible structure that almost floats on…

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leighton
Nov 16, 2012 6:57 am
leighton
bkm2009
bkm2009
15 November 2012

paint

paint
VIC

They won't sand the walls back. Painter should have at least brushed off the walls before starting. 2

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bkm2009
Nov 15, 2012 10:04 pm
bkm2009
zozo
zozo
15 November 2012

Initial Deposit of $500-$1000 with Builder

Initial Deposit of $500-$1000 with Builder
QLD

We're at tender stage with a few builders and two of them have offered us a $1000 rebate if we go with them over the other builder, so effectively we are getting our 1K…

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zozo
Nov 15, 2012 8:29 pm
Teresuccia
Teresuccia
14 November 2012

BUILDING WITH HENLEY

BUILDING WITH HENLEY
VIC

Thanks for all that. I'f henley estimate huge site costs we will def go with Bentley homes. They have some nice designs but are also quoting us about 50k for 2.5 mt slope.…

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Teresuccia
Nov 14, 2012 4:02 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 November 2012

Land north or South facing?

Land north or South facing?
VIC

Assuming they are both flat.......South facing with living rooms on the back. Better than North facing but not as good as east or west facing (see

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bashworth
Nov 14, 2012 2:54 pm
bashworth
kexkez
kexkez
14 November 2012

Building Inspector Perth

Building Inspector Perth
WA

No worries. I'm sure if you pmed any of the people who mentioned a building inspector they used they'd be happy enough to recommend or not recommend.

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kexkez
Nov 14, 2012 10:03 am
kexkez
MrsT12
MrsT12
14 November 2012

Looking at Building.

Looking at Building.
VIC

Metr!c0n have a few ranch homes I think.One is the Denver, which I happen to love. It comes in 36, 27, and 24 squares so pretty much whatever you need. They have floor…

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MrsT12
Nov 14, 2012 8:28 am
MrsT12
xxennon
xxennon
14 November 2012

ducted aircon costs

ducted aircon costs
QLD

Sorry, my bad You are right, both are in KW's, however upon checking it is 9kw and 19kw Dan

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xxennon
Nov 14, 2012 7:18 am
springtime
springtime
13 November 2012

Actron Air Conditioner? Or Mitsubishi

Actron Air Conditioner? Or Mitsubishi
SA

We got that system installed as well, it's awesome!

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springtime
Nov 13, 2012 9:15 pm
djames
djames
13 November 2012

Porter Davis Prestige category 1 bricks?

Porter Davis Prestige category 1 bricks?
VIC

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone knows what the Austral bricks Porter Davis category 1 selections are? Cheers, Darren.

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djames
Nov 13, 2012 7:08 pm
seajay17
seajay17
13 November 2012

Estimated move in date

Estimated move in date
NSW

Heard from our builder today - estimated completion date is end of January! Would have been nice to at least do PCI before Christmas, with handover beginning of the new year ::sad::

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seajay17
Nov 13, 2012 2:45 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
13 November 2012

N2 wind rating - worth building to N3 for "stronger" home?

N2 wind rating - worth building to N3 for "stronger" home?
QLD

Thanks, Jaans! We're building in Fernvale, in the Honeywood estate. :) Ed, I don't know about the windows, they didn't give us much…

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ECOECO
Nov 13, 2012 12:28 pm
ECOECO
mtz08
mtz08
13 November 2012

Henley Monaco Q1 at Williams Landing

Henley Monaco Q1 at Williams Landing

Hi FND! I encounter a similar situation as yours. I have a block of land in Allura estate - so we are closeby! :-) The sales lady said that Henley cannot give a fixed…

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mtz08
Nov 13, 2012 10:08 am
EagleOne
EagleOne
13 November 2012

flooring tiles with builder

flooring tiles with builder
QLD

for glossy look go with porcelain tiles but the cost of tiles and installer will be much higher than your current quotes.

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EagleOne
Nov 13, 2012 9:36 am
tengals
tengals
13 November 2012

Latitude 37 - The Knight Group - Carter Grange

Latitude 37 - The Knight Group - Carter Grange
VIC

yeah in our estate alot of houses going up from carter grange. I love their plans etc, but some things were so expensive to upgrade. And without the upgrade it would have…

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tengals
Nov 13, 2012 9:17 am
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
13 November 2012

Please help me understand!

Please help me understand!
SA
1, 2

Glad to see you sorted it out! :D Looks like you will start your build the same time as us! Looking forward to following it!

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MalinViktoria
Nov 13, 2012 9:07 am
MalinViktoria
moxie
moxie
13 November 2012

Looking for Custom Home Builder in Mel. budget under 12k/SQ

Looking for Custom Home Builder in Mel. budget under 12k/SQ
VIC

Check out Carter Grange - will do custom build or modify their own design. Great quality and inclusions ie hebel, fully rendered, stone etc. Think cost is about 8-9K per…

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moxie
Nov 13, 2012 8:39 am

It looks like to me that the master WIR is big, but most of it is floor space. Not that much room for hanging, drawers etc. Is there some way of making…

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kylie40
Nov 13, 2012 8:37 am
kylie40
bashworth
bashworth
13 November 2012

Fences ....again

Fences ....again
NSW

IMHO property boundary issues are best covered in writing. I would be keen to have a 'piece of paper' clearly stating the wall is his.

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bashworth
Nov 13, 2012 4:32 am
bashworth
poohbear
poohbear
12 November 2012

Advice about our house design...

Advice about our house design...
QLD

do you have a picture that you can show?

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poohbear
Nov 12, 2012 9:38 pm
home builder MK11
home builder MK11
12 November 2012

Anticon blanket for colourbond VS good roof insulation

Anticon blanket for colourbond VS good roof insulation
QLD

the blanket is a good ideal for sound an insulation reasons. Also note that depending on the roofing material used will determine the max size (thickness) of the blanket…

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home builder MK11
Nov 12, 2012 7:02 pm
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
12 November 2012

House number

House number
VIC

I went onto the Landgate website, before my land was titled, and there is a section on there where you can buy your title certificate. I just popped my lot number and…

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Echo2k3
Nov 12, 2012 1:06 pm
blonde bunnies
blonde bunnies
12 November 2012

Just received a tender from Casaview and need your help!

Just received a tender from Casaview and need your help!
NSW

Hi, Not sure if this helps, but we also got the Majestic home and we originally got quoted $238,000. Our land was on a slight slope though which could be why ours was…

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blonde bunnies
Nov 12, 2012 10:37 am
Room2Breathe
Room2Breathe
11 November 2012

Building Villina 41 @ Bayswood Estate

Building Villina 41 @ Bayswood Estate
NSW
1, 2

Would love to see the end product & your thoughts with builder please??

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Room2Breathe
Nov 11, 2012 9:09 pm
buildingwithfhbd0
buildingwithfhbd0
11 November 2012

Building with first home buyers direct!

Building with first home buyers direct!
WA

Hi Im about to start building with fhbd is there anyone that has used them and can tell me what their experience was like? Im also looking at pre-start costs if anyone has…

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buildingwithfhbd0
Nov 11, 2012 1:57 pm
buildingwithfhbd0
buildingwithfhbd0
11 November 2012

First Home Buyers Direct?

First Home Buyers Direct?
WA

Im currently building with fhbd, can anyone who is or had build with them please let me know of pre-start costs? Im looking at upgrading the following - - adding 32mm…

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buildingwithfhbd0
Nov 11, 2012 1:55 pm
aaronjw
aaronjw
11 November 2012

Opinions about our two builds..

Opinions about our two builds..
QLD

We got the Timber floor look addon which is $2990 - looking at a dusky type color at the moment. High Ceilings on the first floor (2590mm) which adds another 3000 to the…

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aaronjw
Nov 11, 2012 1:18 pm
aaronjw
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 November 2012

Light sensor for multiple lights (electrical)

Light sensor for multiple lights (electrical)

It needs to be in the switch wire... for ease of install that would be as close as possible to the first light on the string. But you can put it anywhere, if it's not too late. Ed

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ECOECO
Nov 11, 2012 11:06 am
ECOECO
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 November 2012

Pipes whining loudly

Pipes whining loudly

Although it somewhat defies logic as there would still be a flow restriction, maybe borrow an 18 mm hose off a friend (19 mm poly pipe will do), fit a 2 metre length of 12…

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SaveH2O
Nov 11, 2012 10:16 am
SaveH2O
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
11 November 2012

Is this acid burn or just flaws in the Austral Hawksburn...?

Is this acid burn or just flaws in the Austral Hawksburn...?
VIC

I have seen the display but they only have 3 brick samples. And they look a lot better than my one, I've checked a couple blogs and don't see as many flaws.

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theanonyuser
Nov 11, 2012 8:56 am
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
11 November 2012

Alfresco and balcony included in squarage costs?

Alfresco and balcony included in squarage costs?
NSW

We actually rearranged the lower floor as well as push back the top floor so that the balcony was not sitting on any part of the house. Hope that made sense! Re cost…

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HomeAngels
Nov 11, 2012 6:09 am
HomeAngels
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Perth_Euro
Nov 10, 2012 7:31 pm

You can google bi-fold plantation shutters to see more info about them.. but to give you an idea it would be something similar to this..…

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boosho
Nov 09, 2012 2:41 pm
boosho
doublej2500
doublej2500
8 November 2012

Burbank SOHO2400- were in!*pics*

Burbank SOHO2400- were in!*pics*
VIC
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Wow looks great :z: we have the same taste...I have the same colour pergola from Stratco (updated my thread)..what do u plan to do under the pergola Concrete ? Love ure…

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doublej2500
Nov 08, 2012 8:59 pm
buildingadvice
buildingadvice
8 November 2012

Building at McCauley's Beach Thirroul, NSW

Building at McCauley's Beach Thirroul, NSW
NSW

Hi Guys, Im a local Builder in the Bulli area and have been seeing the progress of the the houses going up in Thirroul. Just to let you know, I have recieved some calls…

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buildingadvice
Nov 08, 2012 4:31 pm
boosho
boosho
8 November 2012

Cancelling a building contract after cooling off period

Cancelling a building contract after cooling off period
SA

Well in that case my point doesnt apply but like bashworth said, you need to seek the advice of a lawyer in this instance.

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boosho
Nov 08, 2012 3:10 pm
boosho
boosho
boosho
8 November 2012

Urbanedge homes?

Urbanedge homes?
VIC

I disagree Bizcan, most people only go on and on about a builder (or any service or product) when things go wrong, only then are we prepared to listen to them. the minute…

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boosho
Nov 08, 2012 1:37 pm
boosho
rellie
rellie
8 November 2012

Please HELP - Temporary Blinds/Curtains

Please HELP - Temporary Blinds/Curtains
WA

We used ezyblinds, love them and they were delivered within 3 days of ordering :D

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rellie
Nov 08, 2012 8:02 am
donna61
donna61
8 November 2012

Facade Colour Help - are we panicking over nothing?

Facade Colour Help - are we panicking over nothing?
WA
1, 2

Huh? Your colours are completely different on my iPad then they were today on work putter I like your last pic

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donna61
Nov 08, 2012 1:21 am
overwhelmed83
overwhelmed83
8 November 2012

help! brisbane builder/suburb advice!

help! brisbane builder/suburb advice!
QLD

well! we got the quotes from plantation and i was sourcing a few from other contracts for concrete etc.. however our gut just tells us not to buy in augustine…

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overwhelmed83
Nov 07, 2012 11:04 pm
Skyzie85
Skyzie85
7 November 2012

Cost of running sevices to property?

Cost of running sevices to property?
VIC

I just wrote a reply but it died & woundnt post :/ this one will be short & sweet incase it doesn't let me post again. Our power cost $2,234 for 1.5mts of work; that was…

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Skyzie85
Nov 07, 2012 10:30 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
7 November 2012

Town planning and dispensations

Town planning and dispensations
VIC

Thanks Snowing :D I've just compared the dispensations form against the Building Regulations and it appears there may only be two things we either have to 1. get approval…

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HomeAngels
Nov 07, 2012 4:29 pm
HomeAngels
munta
munta
7 November 2012

Dimesions

Dimesions
WA

My guess is the grano worker with his one brain cell poured the slab on an angle. Then the brickie with his 1 brain cell followed the slab edge. The supervisor with his 1…

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munta
Nov 07, 2012 4:29 pm
munta
munta
7 November 2012

deck height question

deck height question

-50mm is required as per the BCA

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munta
Nov 07, 2012 4:21 pm
munta
munta
7 November 2012

Builder/building broker

Builder/building broker
VIC

imo Go through a designer. builder's are concerned with getting slabs on ground as a quickly as possible, designer's build reputations on good design. The best outcome for…

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munta
Nov 07, 2012 3:28 pm
Leighlou
Leighlou
7 November 2012

Replacing Laundry room with study - Pros & Cons

Replacing Laundry room with study - Pros & Cons
SA

Where are you building? Who is likely to buy your property? I lived inner city and had a laundry cupboard off the bathroom and this was no issue when I came to sell as it…

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Leighlou
Nov 07, 2012 12:36 pm

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