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caz_770
caz_770
26 April 2012

prestart timing

prestart timing
WA

Oh, just a note about my previous post. The builder doesn't charge a variation cost (eg $500) for your pre-start variation order. Depending on the items and any upgrades,…

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caz_770
Apr 26, 2012 10:03 pm
caz_770
Chadster
Chadster
26 April 2012

Finding a builder

Finding a builder
NSW

Hi madivad, I hope your extensions and renovations are going well. I'm in a similiar position, recently moved to Gosford and looking for a builder to do some renovations.…

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Chadster
Apr 26, 2012 10:00 pm
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
26 April 2012

Colourbond roof colour

Colourbond roof colour
WA

I think of the 3 you have there ironstone will go best with cream bricks (or woodland grey if you haven't already considered it)

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nglbuilder
Apr 26, 2012 7:51 pm
becca84
becca84
26 April 2012

Shale Grey Roof

Shale Grey Roof
WA

Thanks Zircon, I was a bit worried that they put the wrong coloured roof on :P

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becca84
Apr 26, 2012 3:36 pm
kazgee88
kazgee88
26 April 2012

Anyone build with Colli er homes in Perth?

Anyone build with Colli er homes in Perth?
WA

Loved their display home in Butler & I got a really good vibe talking to the sales rep so thinking of going with them. Anyone had any experiences please share. Thanks

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kazgee88
Apr 26, 2012 1:41 pm
jpc
jpc
26 April 2012

Waiting for gallery appointment and signing of contract.

Waiting for gallery appointment and signing of contract.
VIC

It was just over a month to get to do our colours but we are using a different builder (Dennis) who are known for being a bit slower than most builders. I had to do our…

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jpc
Apr 26, 2012 12:56 pm
doublej2500
doublej2500
26 April 2012

How to find out what underlay is used under the carpet ?

How to find out what underlay is used under the carpet ?
VIC

Go to the corner of a room and gently lift the carpet up from the edge, pull as far as you can clearly see the underlay. You can tuck it back in once you have…

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doublej2500
Apr 26, 2012 11:08 am
willcres
willcres
26 April 2012

Concrete Hardness Test

Concrete Hardness Test
NSW

Thanks, adgn. Oh really, does it not include…

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willcres
Apr 26, 2012 10:24 am
willcres
rojak1
rojak1
26 April 2012

$250 per LED downlight - am I mad?

$250 per LED downlight - am I mad?
1, 2, 3

since we are on the topic, does anyone know if LED is IP65 to be installed in the shower space? I've seen quite a few display home with LED down light right above shower…

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rojak1
Apr 26, 2012 9:36 am
soakedblonde
soakedblonde
25 April 2012

What is your total area (in sqm)?

What is your total area (in sqm)?
WA

House - 304.72 Garage - 40.99 Verandah - 50.39 Portico - 5.66 Alfresco - 59.47 Total - 461.23

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soakedblonde
Apr 25, 2012 10:07 pm
soakedblonde
esm
esm
25 April 2012

Block behind another block

Block behind another block
WA

we built on a battle axe and enjoy the privacy... so far no issues with delivery guys who does not want to drive in the long driveway. we opted for this because the…

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esm
Apr 25, 2012 8:58 pm
Eiffel
Eiffel
25 April 2012

Eiffel's build!! Moved in pics!!!!

Eiffel's build!! Moved in pics!!!!
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

When I finally got the message through to him he is insisting that a shelf on top would look crap and that it needs to all just be 100mm for…

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Eiffel
Apr 25, 2012 8:44 pm
Eiffel
buildingbee
buildingbee
25 April 2012

How to check nasty demo company licences?

How to check nasty demo company licences?

thank you buildingbee!!! extremely useful. I would have looked like a right dill threatening to report them to the Dept Fair Trading, seeing…

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buildingbee
Apr 25, 2012 8:31 pm
Shakel
Shakel
25 April 2012

Our Piazza Dream Home ;)-It has been a while...sorry!

Our Piazza Dream Home ;)-It has been a while...sorry!
SA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Thank you Wildorchid! I am so proud of the curtains and your compliment meant a lot. It looks a lot better than the blue tarp lol dct thats good to hear that the house…

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Shakel
Apr 25, 2012 5:40 pm
Shakel
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dscsult
Apr 25, 2012 3:35 pm
PADAMS2012
PADAMS2012
25 April 2012

Sloped lot, are we freaking out a bit?

Sloped lot, are we freaking out a bit?
VIC

actually, the engineers have told us we will not be able to get to the backyard from the back garage door because the water tank+ retaining walls on the side will be…

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PADAMS2012
Apr 25, 2012 1:38 pm
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
24 April 2012

Window coverings

Window coverings
QLD

hey guys anyone here got rollershutters installed?

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d3vil_nik
Apr 24, 2012 11:53 pm
daveandally1
daveandally1
24 April 2012

Deciding on builder

Deciding on builder
WA
1, 2

Hey myhouseinOz, I have a feeling you'll be almost in my street.... I'm in that 'empty' section across the street from the piles of rock and dirt!

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daveandally1
Apr 24, 2012 11:13 pm
daveandally1
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
24 April 2012

YET again issue with Metr!con

YET again issue with Metr!con
VIC
1, 2, 3

where abouts is Sutherland , i can tell u which people to reccm and which to stay away from

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d3vil_nik
Apr 24, 2012 10:42 pm
Lot927
Lot927
24 April 2012

Help with colours - Austral Earth Bricks

Help with colours - Austral Earth Bricks
NSW

Hi... We have the Austral Symmetry Earth... We have a charcoal roof Jasper gutter and Fascia.... I have uploaded pics on my H1 thread and here is my blog..

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Lot927
Apr 24, 2012 9:37 pm
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sherro1
Apr 24, 2012 4:34 pm
kitkat90
kitkat90
24 April 2012

Upgrade costs

Upgrade costs
QLD
1, 2

One thing I completely forgot to put on the list, and that is really important, is air con! Does this come standard or is it extra (if so,…

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kitkat90
Apr 24, 2012 2:57 pm
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
24 April 2012

Site Costs

Site Costs
VIC

I agree if you are worried about taking the risk of using a different block, then it would probably be the cheaper option to get a new crossover made. you don't want to…

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nglbuilder
Apr 24, 2012 1:18 pm
Brent80
Brent80
23 April 2012

Architectural Home Builders Brisbane Area

Architectural Home Builders Brisbane Area
QLD

thought so myself builderforlife. I was planning on flying into see the project at major points along the way but this seems like a pretty good way of keeping my…

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Brent80
Apr 23, 2012 11:03 pm
Dexter
Dexter
23 April 2012

New home cost

New home cost
WA

the same thing happened to us too! We went custom designer straight away and got blown away by the costings, actually had pushed my budget significantly and it was even…

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Dexter
Apr 23, 2012 8:58 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
23 April 2012

Westminster Homes

Westminster Homes
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

:z: :z: :z: yay Springtime! Well deserved :: :: I hope other Westminster people are going OK? I just missed out signing up with Westminster in time and now with Zen, Ryan is with…

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SunshineT
Apr 23, 2012 8:43 pm
SunshineT
DestinationTranmere
DestinationTranmere
23 April 2012

DestinationTranmere (we have planning!)

DestinationTranmere (we have planning!)
TAS
1, 2, 3

Time tics away, I've updated our blog at http://destinationtranmere.blogspot.com.au

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DestinationTranmere
Apr 23, 2012 5:12 pm
cherub
cherub
23 April 2012

Alfresco Kitchen before or after handover

Alfresco Kitchen before or after handover
NSW

If modifying the roof line then that should be done through the builder, wont be cheaper just more streamlined, Get some figures off your builder

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cherub
Apr 23, 2012 3:26 pm
mgilla
mgilla
23 April 2012

FIxout Payment

FIxout Payment
NSW

What was the contract used that only left 3% after fixout? I haven't filled a HIA contract out for a while but from memory there's at least 15% left after fixout. But…

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mgilla
Apr 23, 2012 1:10 pm
BradS
BradS
23 April 2012

Builder painted handrails gloss white instead of staining!!!

Builder painted handrails gloss white instead of staining!!!
VIC

I guess if you had an email or something telling them it was to be stained you may be able to work something out with the builder, but i guess its been signed off on so…

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BradS
Apr 23, 2012 8:30 am
mgilla
mgilla
23 April 2012

Driveway, stamped or stenciled?

Driveway, stamped or stenciled?

Stenciled will give you more options for pattern, where stamped will limit you to what ever stamps the concretor has. Saying that I can't remember the last time I seen a…

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mgilla
Apr 23, 2012 7:37 am
snowing
snowing
23 April 2012

changes to prelim stage plans - whats the cost?????

changes to prelim stage plans - whats the cost?????
QLD

At early stage, these kind of changes will happen. I would suggest you play with your prelim design and identify the more significant changes first. Since you have a…

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snowing
Apr 23, 2012 4:31 am
Lisie89
Lisie89
22 April 2012

Building Piara Waters/Harrisdale/Forrestdale?

Building Piara Waters/Harrisdale/Forrestdale?
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Yeah that's the one I'm talking about so it's an oval :) the shopping centre doesn't sound too far away.

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Lisie89
Apr 22, 2012 5:32 pm
ItalianGlassDecor
ItalianGlassDecor
22 April 2012

Couldn't find the right Lighting solution

Couldn't find the right Lighting solution
SA

Hi Everyone When I built my first home, lighting was a HUGE problem as my wife and I at the time could not find anything that really suited our Decor solutions. Problems…

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ItalianGlassDecor
Apr 22, 2012 1:57 pm
ItalianGlassDecor
SunshineT
SunshineT
21 April 2012

Double doors into home theatre? Or single?

Double doors into home theatre? Or single?
WA
1, 2

If north is directly in the corner where the Alfresco is then bingo! that is the perfect solar orientation. All your living areas are facing beautifully north. If West is…

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SunshineT
Apr 21, 2012 9:23 pm
SunshineT
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
21 April 2012

Terracedale25 - Clarendon Homes - pic updates !

Terracedale25 - Clarendon Homes - pic updates !
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

hey Bindi Sorry, hadnt checked this forum for a while. I kinda gave up posting on this forum since Nov. Things were going everywhere especially during the final stages of…

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rajan_g4
Apr 21, 2012 8:33 pm
rajan_g4
akashra
akashra
21 April 2012

Building with hebel on poles

Building with hebel on poles
SA

Whatever is standard in Metricoin's Allegra range. I think that's C2 or C3 with the current promo?

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akashra
Apr 21, 2012 4:24 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
21 April 2012

Can you help us decide between two builders?

Can you help us decide between two builders?
VIC

Scout - we have a similar odd shaped triangular block to you. As you have discovered, going the independent route is the best way to go. To our surprise (and I always…

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SunshineT
Apr 21, 2012 10:03 am
SunshineT
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
21 April 2012

meeting with ss next week, just quick question guys

meeting with ss next week, just quick question guys
VIC

No not really as our tradies are generally doing a pretty good job (except for the painters apparently as the SS isn't happy with them) - the inspector was surprised at…

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cmhamilton
Apr 21, 2012 9:43 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
20 April 2012

"Classic" kitchen colours

"Classic" kitchen colours
WA
1, 2, 3

Mclaren, I'll look into the normal slider closer to the time. We've just found out that titles may not issue until March 2013 ::: although the developer reckons he is…

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Treeseachanger
Apr 20, 2012 6:06 pm
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
20 April 2012

yay..we have council approval for our poop system

yay..we have council approval for our poop system
WA

imagine being excited about poo ::lol:: shire was really quick - about 10 days.... hopefully they building section will be just as quick when plans get submitted

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GardenofNeedn-58
Apr 20, 2012 6:05 pm
bashworth
bashworth
20 April 2012

Digging under the foundation for removing blocked sewer pipe

Digging under the foundation for removing blocked sewer pipe

If the slab hasn't cracked yet it should be OK as long as the backfill doesn't settle. A weak concrete mix is the best solution as it will flow under the slab and will…

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bashworth
Apr 20, 2012 3:09 pm
bashworth
dreaman
dreaman
20 April 2012

Our New Build The Pareece *Fowler Homes*- Lock up

Our New Build The Pareece *Fowler Homes*- Lock up
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey B&V, also wondering if any brick work has been done, we have chosed the same and would love to hear and see how it is going, you happy with the colour choice?

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dreaman
Apr 20, 2012 1:40 pm
sleven
sleven
20 April 2012

BAL compliance - doors (bifolds esp.)

BAL compliance - doors (bifolds esp.)
VIC

No problems Try these guys: http://www.blockoutblinds.com.au/ They are great - we have our plantation shutters with these guys and before this Summer we will be ordering…

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sleven
Apr 20, 2012 12:00 pm
sleven
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
20 April 2012

ADSL 2 eucalypt estate, wollert

ADSL 2 eucalypt estate, wollert
VIC

Wireless will likely be more expensive than going with someone off the telstra wholesale exchange.

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cmhamilton
Apr 20, 2012 6:27 am
KAN
KAN
19 April 2012

Floor Tiles

Floor Tiles
VIC

Hi The range of tiles we chose from had matt porcelain and polished porcelain tiles as well as varying sizes. We went for a 300 x 600 matt porcelain in the bathroom and…

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KAN
Apr 19, 2012 4:45 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
19 April 2012

Is there a pattern of emotions when building? Am I right?

Is there a pattern of emotions when building? Am I right?
VIC

... and as you near the end of the build and have a date for handover all sorts of strange emotions take over .. lots of people have spoken about that and it's true. I…

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Mclaren
Apr 19, 2012 3:52 pm
Mclaren


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