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Daniel1976
Daniel1976
15 March 2012

Porter Davis - Change of floor plan

Porter Davis - Change of floor plan
VIC

Yes we could walk away.. but we would loose the land which we really like... It's Mariott Waters... walking distance to a shopping centre (which is in the process of…

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Daniel1976
Mar 15, 2012 12:19 pm

The worst of the 2 windows we've now had repaired. They've basically just added a piece of aluminium to cover the damage - not ideal but not much we can do about it. The…

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khamtran
Mar 15, 2012 11:19 am
CA3105
CA3105
15 March 2012

WA's largest home builders

WA's largest home builders
WA

You could try checking with the HIA if they will release the information to you? Many Perth builders send in their monthly figures to the HIA who then tracks the numbers…

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CA3105
Mar 14, 2012 11:10 pm
bel
bel
14 March 2012

CTTT - Consumer Trader Tenancy Tribunal in NSW

CTTT - Consumer Trader Tenancy Tribunal in NSW
NSW

Sorry MDH I can't help you. Builder went into liquidation before we got there. Hopefully another H1 member will share their story with you. Good luck Bel

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bel
Mar 14, 2012 5:19 pm
bel
Mclaren
Mclaren
14 March 2012

Show me your taps & mixers

Show me your taps & mixers
NSW

This is what we've got in the vanities ... Kitchen tap's pretty bulk…

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Mclaren
Mar 14, 2012 3:39 pm
Mclaren
munta
munta
14 March 2012

Custom designing - double storey - Perth

Custom designing - double storey - Perth
WA

Custom designing is all about finding the right designer or a building company with good designer's. This is easier said than done. Generally sales reps will keep…

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munta
Mar 14, 2012 2:55 pm
munta
munta
14 March 2012

Rural Building Company

Rural Building Company
QLD

Thanks Munta... My partner has spoken with the sales staff at Rural Builidng and we were looking to purchase one of their plans and get one of the…

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munta
Mar 14, 2012 2:51 pm
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
14 March 2012

Please help me re-select brick, selected one is discontinued

Please help me re-select brick, selected one is discontinued
VIC

The brick manufacturers (Austral etc) maintain lists of homes built with their bricks. So you can call them and ask for a few addresses of houses built with red based…

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cookie_monster
Mar 14, 2012 2:32 pm
amri
amri
14 March 2012

house for two build

house for two build
WA

Hi winendine, I have been following your blog, unfortunately cant comment on it from work :D !! :: I LOVE your design and I am looking forward to see the rest of your…

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amri
Mar 14, 2012 11:21 am
auds
auds
14 March 2012

I’m looking for a new build to follow

I’m looking for a new build to follow
NSW
1, 2

Well since auds has been so nice to pass this on to others, I’ll get back you all with the chosen build tomorrow. Got a sore foot and it needs be…

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auds
Mar 14, 2012 10:55 am
auds
auds
14 March 2012

Unexpected costs?

Unexpected costs?
WA

wow there is a lot that can push the price up! Cheers all

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auds
Mar 14, 2012 10:52 am
dan1978
dan1978
14 March 2012

About to sign my contract - can you negotiate

About to sign my contract - can you negotiate
VIC

Great really appreciate your help, this is out first build (4th house though). We are use to just negotiating on price with the real estate!

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dan1978
Mar 14, 2012 10:31 am
investa
investa
14 March 2012

Brick laying

Brick laying
VIC

Thanks JLd

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investa
Mar 14, 2012 7:24 am
paulw11
paulw11
14 March 2012

300 litre Solar HW with Gas B, Any probs for a large family

300 litre Solar HW with Gas B, Any probs for a large family
WA

Are you sure? I guess it would depend on how old the system is. Ive seen some gas boosters at the bottom of the tank and only activate when the…

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paulw11
Mar 14, 2012 6:46 am
gbarney2
gbarney2
14 March 2012

New home, (In my opinion) poor workmanship pics

New home, (In my opinion) poor workmanship pics
VIC
1, 2

Very slow process. BACV are now going to do an inspection at manbuilts request but told this process takes about 6 weeks.

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gbarney2
Mar 14, 2012 1:05 am
Deemaree
Deemaree
13 March 2012

Critique my Plans

Critique my Plans
QLD

Have been in too many houses where privacy is non-existent! :shock:

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Deemaree
Mar 13, 2012 8:11 pm
Deemaree
SunshineT
SunshineT
13 March 2012

Recommend a builder in Newcastle NSW area?

Recommend a builder in Newcastle NSW area?
NSW

Hi Peta - I think I may have posted somewhere else that I have heard Tullipan are good (and in that area, I think?). A friend here in Sydney is building with them and it…

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SunshineT
Mar 13, 2012 7:20 pm
SunshineT
hemi426
hemi426
13 March 2012

Please Help - Kitchen

Please Help - Kitchen
WA

hello marybond2012, Have you seen blackbutt feature on a larger scale other than in a showroom? I LOVE FEATURE FLOORING!!!! But found in a small area it looks great, but…

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hemi426
Mar 13, 2012 10:19 am
khamtran
khamtran
13 March 2012

Steel lintel not needed above rear door of garage?

Steel lintel not needed above rear door of garage?
VIC

Our SS didn't agree that it wasn't needed but after some insistence he ended up getting it installed so we're happy with that.

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khamtran
Mar 13, 2012 7:00 am
hurryupandbuy
hurryupandbuy
12 March 2012

Advice needed for first time build.

Advice needed for first time build.
WA

Hi there, Good place to start is finding a house plan to suit you land. Eg. family, living room facing north and minimising windows on the east/west sides or you'll end…

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hurryupandbuy
Mar 12, 2012 5:21 pm
hurryupandbuy
coffeenazi
coffeenazi
12 March 2012

Rammed earth

Rammed earth
NSW

Hi Mollydoggy, how goes the ramming? My partner and I are looking to build on acreage, and we want to use materials like strawbales for the shed, maybe mud bricks for…

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coffeenazi
Mar 12, 2012 5:20 pm
coffeenazi
hurryupandbuy
hurryupandbuy
12 March 2012

Buying Land

Buying Land
VIC

Hi All Probably a silly question,looking to purchase a block of land, on the map of the estate there are some blocks with "A&C" next to the frontage length. Anyone know…

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hurryupandbuy
Mar 12, 2012 5:15 pm
hurryupandbuy
nadhome
nadhome
12 March 2012

BASIX & water tank requirements

BASIX & water tank requirements
NSW

Spoke to council & finally got hold of someone with some grey matter. It is as suspected for flood control into storm water. It was either the 9,000 litre tanks at $10k…

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nadhome
Mar 12, 2012 2:26 pm
nadhome
greenfish
greenfish
12 March 2012

we plan to build an in-earth, passive dwelling, let's talk!

we plan to build an in-earth, passive dwelling, let's talk!
QLD

Further to a suggestion above the ATA produce a magazine called 'Sanctuary' (the BEST mag around in my opinion!! lol) their most recent issue featured info on Straw bale…

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greenfish
Mar 12, 2012 11:20 am
greenfish
d@n
d@n
12 March 2012

selection of external finishes

selection of external finishes
NSW

Start by picking a brick you like then go with a roof colour that compliments it. The rest should fall into place. But it's the roof and walls that usually dominate the…

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d@n
Mar 12, 2012 8:44 am
martinandrew
martinandrew
11 March 2012

custom design builder "FAIRMONT HOMES NSW"

custom design builder "FAIRMONT HOMES NSW"
NSW

Hi I have signed a contract with Fairmont Homes NSw. Plans had been approved by council. Waiting on construction certificate. Very happy with everything so far.

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martinandrew
Mar 11, 2012 5:53 pm
Buttercup
Buttercup
11 March 2012

Neighbours and fencing

Neighbours and fencing
NSW

Good luck with your neighbours. We will have the problem soon and after some of the hassles with our build sometimes you wish it was all a bad dream and you wake up and we…

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Buttercup
Mar 11, 2012 5:46 pm
Buttercup
sarat
sarat
11 March 2012

Anyone want to look over my plans!??

Anyone want to look over my plans!??
QLD

Yeah, I think there's always some compromises when planning a house, so this is quite a modest one in comparison. Thanks for the nudge!

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sarat
Mar 11, 2012 4:18 pm
CC101
CC101
11 March 2012

Concrete Slab and bricks

Concrete Slab and bricks
WA

should be ok. which state are u building?

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CC101
Mar 11, 2012 1:05 pm
auds
auds
10 March 2012

Would love some feedback on this plan please :)

Would love some feedback on this plan please :)
WA

Hi I definately want to move bed 2 as its in the middle of nowhere. I was thinking about swapping the dining for the living but thought the living away from the windows…

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auds
Mar 10, 2012 10:19 pm
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Pete_n_Pet
Mar 10, 2012 8:34 pm

Okay, here's my handdrawn attempt. What do you think? …

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Pete_n_Pet
Mar 09, 2012 9:36 pm

tile colour....

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geodmc
Mar 09, 2012 9:31 pm
stam
stam
9 March 2012

Render Colour Help

Render Colour Help
VIC

Hi all, We are building in Sandhurst and there are many covenants that we have to abide by. Most of our colours were accepted, however our feature render was considered…

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stam
Mar 09, 2012 6:59 pm
Cicak
Cicak
9 March 2012

Featherbrook Estate - Owners Forum

Featherbrook Estate - Owners Forum
VIC

Hoping to build after choosing a nice design... how is everyone else doing? cuppyccake & nasi_goreng, How is your house coming along?

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Cicak
Mar 09, 2012 4:39 pm
ddls
ddls
9 March 2012

Clyde Nort= Cranbourne East Cascades&Selandra

Clyde Nort= Cranbourne East Cascades&Selandra
VIC

Hi Guys, If you haven already heard casey council are trying to extend cranbourne each and change alot of residences suburb for already purchased land. This will effect…

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ddls
Mar 09, 2012 4:19 pm
munta
munta
9 March 2012

Architecture or Draftsmen

Architecture or Draftsmen
VIC

(We also wanted to use as many environmental design elements as possible, as many builders / draftspeople don't factor this in). This is SOOOO wildly untrue.

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munta
Mar 09, 2012 3:22 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
9 March 2012

newbie wading through the options

newbie wading through the options
VIC

Then you have a few good options to have a look at Stacey. I'm near Warrnamboo and lived in Winchelsea for 4.5 years! Check with some of your local builders as well- they…

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Deemaree
Mar 09, 2012 3:06 pm
Deemaree
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
9 March 2012

Builder is not accepting variations before the start of the

Builder is not accepting variations before the start of the
VIC

We were allowed to make variations after all our selections were signed off, but each variation (as in each different items) would attract a $500 administration fee. So we…

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nglbuilder
Mar 09, 2012 1:36 pm
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
9 March 2012

Trafficable lid in footpath?

Trafficable lid in footpath?
WA

Traffic does not just refer to motor traffic

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nglbuilder
Mar 09, 2012 12:44 pm
daveandally1
daveandally1
9 March 2012

There was a smell in the ensuite ....

There was a smell in the ensuite ....
SA

Oohhh....drain hair smells, doesn't it....it's terrible. Glad they found the problem! How desperate for a kitchen mixer can someone be? Doesn't really sound like a…

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daveandally1
Mar 09, 2012 11:23 am
daveandally1
Chris+Mary
Chris+Mary
9 March 2012

BuildCarp Constructions

BuildCarp Constructions
NSW

Hi KarlaJane I read this post a few weeks ago, and gave buildcarp a call following your recommendation. My wife and I are completing a renovation on our home in Earlwood…

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Chris+Mary
Mar 09, 2012 8:41 am
* jas *
* jas *
9 March 2012

New Kitchen Appliances - Brisbane

New Kitchen Appliances - Brisbane
QLD

That's great. I am just trying to decide on which fridge I want and was going to get Harvey Norman to give me a price (have been looking at appliances on line), hopefully…

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* jas *
Mar 08, 2012 11:07 pm
Dexter
Dexter
8 March 2012

Webb & Brown Neaves / studio versions

Webb & Brown Neaves / studio versions
WA

That's my concern too, once you start changing things in a 'studio version' the price could change dramatically. I am worried we won't stick anywhere near budget/and or…

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Dexter
Mar 08, 2012 7:00 pm
TamK
TamK
8 March 2012

Temporary Blinds in Perth

Temporary Blinds in Perth
WA

Does anyone in Perth know where to get temporary blinds from, like the Redishades I've heard people talk about? I've tried Bunnings but they don't have them.

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TamK
Mar 08, 2012 5:57 pm
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adgn
Mar 08, 2012 4:16 pm
sixor
sixor
8 March 2012

Building in Harrington Grove

Building in Harrington Grove
NSW

Hey there, Which precinct did you purchase your land?

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sixor
Mar 08, 2012 3:13 pm
atom_ute
atom_ute
8 March 2012

Quote over budget...

Quote over budget...
QLD

Can anyone please share tips to negotiate with the builder based on your previous experiences. I am thinking of asking driving/paving and…

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atom_ute
Mar 08, 2012 1:33 pm
atom_ute


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