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building-expert
building-expert
13 July 2012

Cavity wall insulation-why not on all walls in the home ????

Cavity wall insulation-why not on all walls in the home ????
WA

Roof and the external walls of your home are your protection from temperature changes (heat gain and heat loss). Think of your house as upside down bucket. It seems you…

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building-expert
Jul 13, 2012 6:49 pm
building-expert
Mclaren
Mclaren
13 July 2012

PCI - what to look for?

PCI - what to look for?
NSW

Definitely have an inspector and look at everything ..... take all your notes with you and take your time! We got our keys one week later ... but not everything was fixed…

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Mclaren
Jul 13, 2012 5:44 pm
Mclaren
builderforlife
builderforlife
13 July 2012

dgpo height afl

dgpo height afl
WA

That sentence appears nonesensical. I fit 300 high as a standrad but there is no regulation in the wiring rules. Ask for a further explanation

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builderforlife
Jul 13, 2012 6:43 am
builderforlife
NEWtobuilding3
NEWtobuilding3
12 July 2012

Help: Negotiating on Builders Price?

Help: Negotiating on Builders Price?
VIC

Mine was undervalued by $20k and we had a $100k deposit. The other thing to remember to allow for is the Mortage insurance and all thge bank fees etc it. All the extra…

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NEWtobuilding3
Jul 12, 2012 4:51 pm
snowing
snowing
12 July 2012

Which small/local builder?

Which small/local builder?
VIC

It really depends on how "slightly slope" and soil type etc.. on your block. Also it'll depends on the style and the kind of house your are after.

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snowing
Jul 12, 2012 3:14 am
Deemaree
Deemaree
11 July 2012

Our Preston @ the 'Coast'

Our Preston @ the 'Coast'
1 ... 77, 78, 79

Hello lasies! ::lol:: I'm already planning long term renos here......... :oops:

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Deemaree
Jul 11, 2012 6:50 pm
Deemaree
barker
barker
11 July 2012

Garage Door

Garage Door
WA

Makes a lot of sense. However, my internal garage door opens into the garage...I have long cars...I wish I had requested a cavity slider...

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barker
Jul 11, 2012 5:23 pm
barker
Broom
Broom
11 July 2012

The Rocks Place - The Summit - New Photos

The Rocks Place - The Summit - New Photos
SA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Your house looks lovely Mrsroc & I love your colours. I love your dining table too, we need a new one & I prefer the lighter colour timber but though the dark timber…

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Broom
Jul 11, 2012 3:32 pm
Broom
simonk83
simonk83
11 July 2012

Knock Down Rebuild - Architect Recommendations? - Essendon

Knock Down Rebuild - Architect Recommendations? - Essendon
VIC

Hi mate, Well we're in Essendon (so Moonee Valley), but I'd assume that Archicentre would pair us with someone who knows the local area. But perhaps not (hence this thread :D).

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simonk83
Jul 11, 2012 9:58 am
roba
roba
10 July 2012

Dark roof, dark garage

Dark roof, dark garage
WA

We're just finishing our renovation. We have woodland grey roof, with Dulux Grey Pebble as the render colour: http://m.dulux.com.au/trade/colour/p/P1 ... rey-pebble It…

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roba
Jul 11, 2012 12:40 am
buildingwest
buildingwest
10 July 2012

Colour Choice Confusion

Colour Choice Confusion
WA

If you do a search on the forums for the type of brick you are wanting you should come across a few photos. There is a brick selection thread as well where people have…

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buildingwest
Jul 10, 2012 11:00 pm
JR 30
JR 30
10 July 2012

Carlisle Homes - Montrose 29

Carlisle Homes - Montrose 29
VIC

That's pretty quick. Looking forward to see how it looks. = ) Good to hear that there are no hassles so far. Did they send you the progress…

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JR 30
Jul 10, 2012 7:32 pm
Mac25
Mac25
10 July 2012

Building in Euroa

Building in Euroa
VIC

Hi Jas n Rach, we are building through them and yes so far everything has been great. We made heaps of changes and nothing was to hard. We are almost at plaster stage so…

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Mac25
Jul 10, 2012 6:45 pm
newbeeinbuilding
newbeeinbuilding
10 July 2012

Colour consultant in Canberra?

Colour consultant in Canberra?
ACT

Michelle, I am also looking for a good colour consultant in Canberra. If possible could you also please send me the details. Thanks.

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newbeeinbuilding
Jul 10, 2012 3:46 pm
namweng
namweng
10 July 2012

Help needed footpath cracked

Help needed footpath cracked
VIC

I thhink we need to fix it before the building start as Henley will apply for another asset protection. Its cracked quite badly so not sure if we can DIY as I am…

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namweng
Jul 10, 2012 10:50 am
jojomojo
jojomojo
10 July 2012

Frustration at the City of Cockburn

Frustration at the City of Cockburn
WA

Hey All, thanks for your feedback, i contacted the councillor for Aubin Grove and i now have a building licence. I am unsure what transpired but we are just happy to have…

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jojomojo
Jul 10, 2012 1:34 am
hj84
hj84
9 July 2012

WA R Codes

WA R Codes
WA

Contact Shire of Kal building department :wink:

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hj84
Jul 09, 2012 10:21 pm
laser
laser
9 July 2012

Hotondo Homes gone .... who's next ?

Hotondo Homes gone .... who's next ?
NSW

The first article makes it definitely sound like the entire company. The second article is the only one that mentions a franchise, and that was in Victoria in April.

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laser
Jul 09, 2012 4:00 pm
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bjrouse
Jul 09, 2012 1:22 pm
dakr
dakr
8 July 2012

Which boundary?

Which boundary?
WA

Thanks guys, much appreciated.

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dakr
Jul 08, 2012 11:47 pm
SMSR
SMSR
8 July 2012

Building in the Encore Estate - Plumpton?

Building in the Encore Estate - Plumpton?
VIC

Hi koukli, We are also building in the Encore Estate. We are building our first home with Simonds on Forclaz Place. I've seen in a previous post that you are building with…

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SMSR
Jul 08, 2012 8:38 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
8 July 2012

Show off the first thing people see,your front door

Show off the first thing people see,your front door
WA

LOVE black gloss doors!!! There's something tantalising about them, makes me want to go in and explore.... :lol: :lol:

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Treeseachanger
Jul 08, 2012 4:40 pm
cruiserjb
cruiserjb
8 July 2012

Premiere Homes Perth and Colour Choice help!

Premiere Homes Perth and Colour Choice help!
WA

thats great news mizz_kermit, exciting times ahead. definately agree with you, they always end up coming through with what you have asked. we have just received our…

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cruiserjb
Jul 08, 2012 1:23 pm
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barker
Jul 07, 2012 5:36 pm
barker
daveandally1
daveandally1
6 July 2012

Color bond Pics

Color bond Pics
WA

Hi Stoney, If you have a look at the pics on my thread, we have limestone 2c bricks with a light Jasper Colourbond roof. Hope it helps :) we LOVE the bricks, they are an…

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daveandally1
Jul 06, 2012 11:42 pm
daveandally1
cinder
cinder
6 July 2012

Getting everything done by your builder - Am I the only one?

Getting everything done by your builder - Am I the only one?
NSW

The sales person from our builder was the one who actually recommended getting heating, cooling, extra power points & cabling done by a third party. With the heating &…

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cinder
Jul 06, 2012 11:04 pm
cinder
Mclaren
Mclaren
6 July 2012

Boganswife's build- WE HAVE KEYS!!!

Boganswife's build- WE HAVE KEYS!!!
NSW
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Boy she must be busy ... been MIA for a while now :th:

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Mclaren
Jul 06, 2012 4:47 pm
Mclaren
yvette72
yvette72
6 July 2012

At Last we are starting

At Last we are starting
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

well we have decided to put the house on the market even thought the market here is very quiet we are in no rush really to sell anyway we have found a house but if it i…

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yvette72
Jul 06, 2012 3:40 pm
Twiggy
Twiggy
6 July 2012

Casa De Twiggy - Handover tomorrow!

Casa De Twiggy - Handover tomorrow!
VIC
1, 2

Random update: Those rocks in the garden are the most devine place to sit down and have a couple of jars and smokes ;)

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Twiggy
Jul 06, 2012 8:34 am
Twiggy
CBPH
CBPH
5 July 2012

Anybody had cracks like this?

Anybody had cracks like this?
VIC

This is terrible, can you please let us know which builder and building inspector you've used so that we can all avoid them at all costs? Hope…

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CBPH
Jul 05, 2012 8:13 pm
oneness
oneness
5 July 2012

Anyone know about HIA Contract and the New Carbon Tax!!!

Anyone know about HIA Contract and the New Carbon Tax!!!
WA

I guess it will be a case of suck it and see and worry about it if and when it happens...Fingers crossed that builders wont be as unscrupulous as Brumbys bakery!

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oneness
Jul 05, 2012 2:28 pm
clare-elise
clare-elise
5 July 2012

SummerHill estate Epping North

SummerHill estate Epping North
VIC

Hi, We are currently in the process of purchasing in Summerhill, putting the deposit down this weekend. Can I ask how your build etc went in the estate? Did you have any…

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clare-elise
Jul 05, 2012 10:37 am
clare-elise
clare-elise
5 July 2012

SUMMERHILL Estate Valuations

SUMMERHILL Estate Valuations
VIC

I have a similar question, has anyone had any issues with the bank not valuing the house at the contracted price at the time of completion? We are not located close to…

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clare-elise
Jul 05, 2012 10:34 am
LynneY
LynneY
4 July 2012

Anyone used Liquorice or Aubergine PGH bricks for new home

Anyone used Liquorice or Aubergine PGH bricks for new home
SA

Thanks for the tip EcoFriendly. I am quite partial to aubergine too. Thanks for the links. :-)

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LynneY
Jul 05, 2012 12:24 am
The Thinker
The Thinker
4 July 2012

Building Inspector Recommendations: Southern Highlands

Building Inspector Recommendations: Southern Highlands
NSW

I never did end up with a personal recommendation but did come across a few names in Google, one looks promising, I have sent you a PM :)

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The Thinker
Jul 04, 2012 11:19 pm
1minto
1minto
4 July 2012

Trevelle homes in NSW

Trevelle homes in NSW
NSW

We are planning to build with trevelle homes in nsw. Just wondering if anyone has built with them, any stories to share? feedback- suggestions etc??

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1minto
Jul 04, 2012 11:01 pm
sunil123
sunil123
4 July 2012

Any one building with Allcastle homes.

Any one building with Allcastle homes.
NSW

Hi guys ... I looked t allcastle omens in kellyville..... Cost wise it looks very attractive .... Ant one has ny experience.. How are thy post contract inning

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sunil123
Jul 04, 2012 9:21 pm
tengals
tengals
4 July 2012

Handyman

Handyman
VIC

your lucky to even get someone willing to do it on the books for such a small job

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tengals
Jul 04, 2012 7:03 pm
kirb
kirb
4 July 2012

Villina 28 contempoary

Villina 28 contempoary
NSW

Welcome kirb. Im not sure if you have yet but check out the Masterton thread here - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=54119&start=1600 Theres some others…

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kirb
Jul 04, 2012 4:27 pm
PS_Sirocco7
PS_Sirocco7
4 July 2012

How long council approval?

How long council approval?
QLD

Our CDC took only 6 days. I made sure everything was covered before submitting though. We are also in a rural shire.

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PS_Sirocco7
Jul 04, 2012 3:07 pm
PS_Sirocco7
akashra
akashra
4 July 2012

Pouring a slab on a lake

Pouring a slab on a lake
VIC

I dropped by my block yesterday just to see that nothing had been dumped on it, etc, as I expect works to start 'soon' - and when there saw that the block behind has now…

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akashra
Jul 04, 2012 9:24 am
delatite13
delatite13
3 July 2012

Solar Systems (Gas and Electricity)

Solar Systems (Gas and Electricity)
WA

Have a look at the Apricus systems. (Also called Thurmann and sold Reece. Rebadged Apricus) Evaporated tube systems are far more efficient than the flood panel systems. …

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delatite13
Jul 03, 2012 7:04 pm
delatite13
Dexter
Dexter
3 July 2012

How much 'room' is there when negotiating $ on a new build?

How much 'room' is there when negotiating $ on a new build?
VIC
1, 2

Hi Hack, our T&C say we can't bring in any trades etc. So I'm def a bit worried when i get to pre-start and get to lighting and switches. I can see $20k+ just for these…

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Dexter
Jul 03, 2012 4:53 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
3 July 2012

What colour roof and gutters

What colour roof and gutters
VIC

One other thing you can try is by visiting the Big M website at http://www.studiom.com.au The envisage software will let you select a house…

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buildingwest
Jul 03, 2012 3:08 pm
ttva
ttva
3 July 2012

Building Simonds Villa Grande 4315

Building Simonds Villa Grande 4315
VIC

We're now having second thought about continue our building journey with Simonds :( Was told site start can be within 60days of contract, which is some time in September ..…

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ttva
Jul 03, 2012 2:51 pm
ttva
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
3 July 2012

Another what to do about the drainage problem

Another what to do about the drainage problem
VIC

I am sure I'll be joining this thread shortly as we just realised our builder doesnt include any drainage as part of our build... Might start looking in to options now to…

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Matt+Jo
Jul 03, 2012 2:41 pm
Matt+Jo
citystop
citystop
3 July 2012

How to protect paling fence from garden bed soil ?

How to protect paling fence from garden bed soil ?
VIC

Time to fix the backyard after the driveway/paths are done. I have a long paling fence around the backyard and would like to create garden beds along the fence, in order…

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citystop
Jul 03, 2012 1:17 pm
kyton
kyton
2 July 2012

Miss Vintage - DRESSING ROOM COMPLETE

Miss Vintage - DRESSING ROOM COMPLETE
WA
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Looks great (and very familiar LOL) - we too used the same Ikea packs. The only thing different we added doors. I could spend all day looking at the stuff Ikea has for wardrobes!

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kyton
Jul 02, 2012 11:17 pm
kyton

Dark or pale roof?

Dark or pale roof?
WA

Thanks guys. We're in Perth. I'll take alook at some of the other discussions, but it sounds as though a light roof is the way to go.

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firsthomebuyer123
Jul 02, 2012 6:44 pm


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