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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
CC101
CC101
9 August 2012

redink - still waiting for handover

redink - still waiting for handover
WA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

pci was done on 16 july. On 6/8/12 we had final inspection but many issues were still outstanding to be fixed / done before handover. We still waiting for handover. Can…

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CC101
Aug 09, 2012 2:29 am
VijayGaba
VijayGaba
8 August 2012

Evaporative cooling Unit Sizing/Power

Evaporative cooling Unit Sizing/Power

Hi Guys, I didn't put evaporative cooling through my builder with a view that I will get it done after handover. My house size including wet areas and outdoor area is 283…

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VijayGaba
Aug 09, 2012 12:18 am
Boults
Boults
8 August 2012

Building in SA

Building in SA
SA

Its definately a concern. The upside of building during a downturn in construction is a better price. The downside.............. It could all go pearshaped if the builder…

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Boults
Aug 09, 2012 12:17 am
our dream home
our dream home
8 August 2012

Building Hartley by Dennis Family Homes

Building Hartley by Dennis Family Homes
1, 2

We are building the Hartley 361 it's taken 4 months with many mistakes on the contracts. Finally we were told today that they are aiming to start building end of this…

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our dream home
Aug 08, 2012 7:52 pm
humble
humble
8 August 2012

Manholes for drainage easement.

Manholes for drainage easement.
SA

Was thinking if the area is flat enough, you could always lay pavers around the man hole and sit a shed (say 2m by 3m) on top of it and just…

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humble
Aug 08, 2012 3:01 pm
just Erin
just Erin
8 August 2012

Landscaper in Doreen

Landscaper in Doreen
VIC

How did you go finding a landscaper? You can try the Doreen Community Business facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/310605755702678/

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just Erin
Aug 08, 2012 10:46 am
just Erin
akashra
akashra
8 August 2012

Site preparation

Site preparation
WA

I would highly suggest you contact the builder who provided the quote and ask them what their definition of 'flat' is for these purposes. For me, it was a fall of no more…

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akashra
Aug 08, 2012 10:36 am
donna61
donna61
8 August 2012

Picking colours - HELP!

Picking colours - HELP!
VIC

Don't be afraid to mix wood with black, white and charcoal. You will see it everywhere when you go to display homes. We have moved from a Farmhouse and have all country…

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donna61
Aug 08, 2012 1:22 am
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Deemaree
Aug 07, 2012 9:43 pm
Deemaree
Banksy1460
Banksy1460
7 August 2012

Banks and Valuations

Banks and Valuations
VIC

If they can build the homes for the valuations they are coming back with then they should build houses as well as lend people cash i say! I must admit it has me a little…

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Banksy1460
Aug 07, 2012 8:52 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
7 August 2012

Slab to Framing

Slab to Framing
TAS

Hi Buffy, A few days for light weight stuff should be fine, tractors delivering bricks and dropping on the slab is a bit hectic. 60 days is not correct :n:

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onc_artisan
Aug 07, 2012 5:45 pm
onc_artisan
1stBuildFR
1stBuildFR
7 August 2012

Installing stormwater (not included in package)

Installing stormwater (not included in package)
SA

You'll find out all info when you get your engineer report & council application. Your council application will tell you the exact path your stormwater should go. So all…

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1stBuildFR
Aug 07, 2012 4:57 pm
Karma888
Karma888
7 August 2012

Porter Davis Berkley 27

Porter Davis Berkley 27
VIC
1, 2

Hi Guys, Sorry for the belated update, Fixing stage was completed on 19 July. we had our private inspector on site. He found some minor errors in sections of the house.…

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Karma888
Aug 07, 2012 11:42 am
Karma888
dvestate
dvestate
7 August 2012

ALLWORTH HOMES - HARMONY - HELP NEEDED :)

ALLWORTH HOMES - HARMONY - HELP NEEDED :)
NSW
1, 2

Site costs is definately something that can blow out if your block has a heap of fill, rock, or big fall so you should always investigate that prior to even grabbing the…

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dvestate
Aug 07, 2012 10:58 am
PAB_34
PAB_34
7 August 2012

Anyone request a change after contract??

Anyone request a change after contract??
VIC

You can request changes after signing the contract but the builder is not obliged to carry them out, they can refuse. Read your contract, if it's a standard HIA building…

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PAB_34
Aug 07, 2012 1:33 am
PAB_34
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
6 August 2012

Sealing exposed aggregate

Sealing exposed aggregate
QLD

Hi, I have posted a link below which will answer your questions. Just scroll down to the part about sealing. :D http://www.aldonchem.com/mt-concrete-ex ... regate.htm

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Treeseachanger
Aug 07, 2012 12:07 am
dakr
dakr
6 August 2012

Rendered fence look

Rendered fence look
WA

I came across this real cool product by EzyBuild. Basicallly you can give your colourbond fence a rendered look using these panels that is fixed to the existing fence. Not…

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dakr
Aug 06, 2012 10:59 pm
coobri
coobri
6 August 2012

Colorbond Gates

Colorbond Gates
VIC

So its getting close ( about 2 weeks ) from moving in to our new house and I need to get some gates put in down the side anyone know where I can get some colorbond gates…

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coobri
Aug 06, 2012 8:19 pm
dvestate
dvestate
6 August 2012

PGH BRICKS

PGH BRICKS
NSW

I must add I personally used a difference brick, we original decided on Chocolatto but I didn't wait the headache of chipped bricks either during the build or down the…

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dvestate
Aug 06, 2012 1:08 pm
ruby22
ruby22
5 August 2012

Building the Lexington Q2 with Henley

Building the Lexington Q2 with Henley
VIC

You may have a case to argue if the dimensions of the pantry aren't noted in the contract...

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ruby22
Aug 05, 2012 10:29 pm
ruby22
winglilian
winglilian
5 August 2012

Buying at the New Rouse Hill (Casuarina)

Buying at the New Rouse Hill (Casuarina)
NSW

Hi everyone, I have recently paid the deposit of the land in Casuarina New Rouse Hill, (the last lot as per lend lease). One of the condition of the contract stated the…

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winglilian
Aug 05, 2012 9:06 pm
deltakilotiger
deltakilotiger
5 August 2012

timeline after tender acceptance

timeline after tender acceptance
NSW

Hi Aheron, how is your building with Champion Homes progressing. Is that a double bricks home. Are you able to give a us an update please with your experience with…

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deltakilotiger
Aug 05, 2012 7:44 pm
building-expert
building-expert
5 August 2012

New home stuck in lock-up (builder disappeared)

New home stuck in lock-up (builder disappeared)
VIC

My understanding is that insurance kicks in if the builder is dead, bankrupt or missing but it my depend on wording on the insurance contract. If you email me a copy I…

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building-expert
Aug 05, 2012 12:15 pm
building-expert
MattC123
MattC123
5 August 2012

plumber error? Slab has been cut into?

plumber error? Slab has been cut into?
NSW

Depending on the size, location and depth of the cut/ hole. Then depending on the way it was re filled. Was additional rio bar installed and tied in, were additional…

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MattC123
Aug 05, 2012 1:14 am
MattC123
MattC123
5 August 2012

Building an inground pool on a slope

Building an inground pool on a slope
NSW

PM me and i'll send you Darren Ellis' number / Best pool builder and installer in Melbourne.

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MattC123
Aug 05, 2012 1:09 am
MattC123
MattC123
5 August 2012

Help and info

Help and info
NSW

Extras with large companies all start with site costs. Is the site flat? Is the site wide enough for access? Are all services available? Is there enough storage…

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MattC123
Aug 05, 2012 1:04 am
donna61
donna61
4 August 2012

Moaned at by the Sales Guy WTF!

Moaned at by the Sales Guy WTF!
WA

Must be the season for it. We sent an email to our contract presenter informing her that we are not going to have any pending variations prior to…

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donna61
Aug 04, 2012 9:08 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
4 August 2012

Timber slat fencing maybe merbau?? Where in syd can I get it

Timber slat fencing maybe merbau?? Where in syd can I get it
NSW

Do you have to have merbau? There are lots of other timbers which are more environmentally friendly than merbau (which is mported from overseas and on the naughty wood list).

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SunshineT
Aug 04, 2012 7:25 pm
SunshineT
kimmid
kimmid
4 August 2012

PGH 'oyster' bricks

PGH 'oyster' bricks
SA

I seem to have thought the exact same thoughts we it comes to bricks. Your choices were the same as mine. I will see if I an find your thread.

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kimmid
Aug 04, 2012 4:31 pm
kimmid
gordon12
gordon12
4 August 2012

Rivergum Homes south australia

Rivergum Homes south australia
SA

Has anyone built with them lately? Would love to hear some current recommendations, bad or good. The 'country sorrento' is catching my eye.

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gordon12
Aug 04, 2012 3:12 pm
gordon12
emmanewman
emmanewman
4 August 2012

Building inspector (nor) Perth

Building inspector (nor) Perth
WA

Oh are you building in Alkimos too Smarty Pants? Rise or central? We have bought land up there but haven't…

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emmanewman
Aug 04, 2012 1:24 pm
PS4314
PS4314
4 August 2012

JLD's Cayman by PD - Slowly moving in

JLD's Cayman by PD - Slowly moving in
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi JLD, sorry a bit late but congratulations. How patient you are. We moved in 2 days after handover. Re the mixer taps, we had the same problem in the kitchen until we…

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PS4314
Aug 04, 2012 1:00 pm


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