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B STAR
B STAR
17 February 2012

Can bricks be started before frame goes up?

Can bricks be started before frame goes up?
VIC

i Am confused. that's a big post. Brick and Pier works out more expensive than a single due to additional time/delay and cost of additional bricklaying. Double brick is…

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B STAR
Feb 17, 2012 8:01 am
KDLEN
KDLEN
17 February 2012

Shadowline Ceiling Cornice/Trim

Shadowline Ceiling Cornice/Trim
NSW

Hey Kdlen, Just noticed your comment about shadow line on the masterton thread, just so you know shadowline is a lot more expensive than square…

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KDLEN
Feb 17, 2012 8:22 am
jimnsal
jimnsal
17 February 2012

NSW Housing Code

NSW Housing Code

Hi Jim, Very true ! I am starting to feel the same way. I am glad you have gone past that stage... The builder is asking me to do a lot of…

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jimnsal
Feb 17, 2012 4:56 pm
jimnsal
dvestate
dvestate
17 February 2012

Metric*n - The Real Cost

Metric*n - The Real Cost
VIC
1, 2, 3

First time I have heard of more expensive insurance due to a garage access door...... I asked my Dad if he paid more because of it and he told me he has never been asked…

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dvestate
Feb 17, 2012 7:58 pm
STLIGL
STLIGL
17 February 2012

Building the Waterfall by Clarendon in Sydney

Building the Waterfall by Clarendon in Sydney
NSW
1 ... 57, 58, 59

At last, I've found someone with the same problem! We also contacted C and they gave the same response. I'd be very interested in what solution you come up with, if you…

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STLIGL
Feb 17, 2012 10:34 pm
cuppyccake
cuppyccake
18 February 2012

Did you build a home with Carlisle Homes?

Did you build a home with Carlisle Homes?
VIC

Hi, Did you build a home with Carlisle? Which home and what size was it? Where did you build your home? How much did you pay for Site Costs…

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cuppyccake
Feb 18, 2012 9:34 am
dvestate
dvestate
18 February 2012

Anyoneconsidered the impact ofthe CarbonTax on building cost

Anyoneconsidered the impact ofthe CarbonTax on building cost
NSW

Had a quote meeting and was told they would be passing the cost of the carbon tax to customers only if you sign you construction contract after July 1

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dvestate
Feb 18, 2012 12:33 pm
The Vans
The Vans
18 February 2012

31C High Ceiling

31C High Ceiling
WA

If we had the money, we would have done the whole house! We couldn't afford either, but it was more economical to increase the height of the whole house then just the…

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The Vans
Feb 18, 2012 6:53 pm
The Vans
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
18 February 2012

Tips to save money building your custom home??

Tips to save money building your custom home??
VIC

The things you forgot sticky thread mentions a few ways to save money on a custom build. Personally I'm letting the builder handle it because his quote is reasonable and…

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theanonyuser
Feb 18, 2012 8:51 pm
71monaro
71monaro
19 February 2012

Soil Removal Cost

Soil Removal Cost
1, 2

I have probably 2 ton out of my back yard clean up in a trailer with a lot of rock in it. Does anyone know where to take it in Adelaide? Are there council dumps, or…

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71monaro
Feb 19, 2012 12:45 pm
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bashworth
Feb 19, 2012 2:28 pm
bashworth
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
19 February 2012

How long to get your drawings

How long to get your drawings
WA

hi caz, yeah this is our first lot we are waiting on. we are building with RI. its exciting but frustrating at the same time as it is all behind the scenes stuff -…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Feb 19, 2012 5:26 pm
azeeth
azeeth
20 February 2012

Stamp duty on house and land package

Stamp duty on house and land package
VIC

We purchased our block (Nov 2011) and went into a contract for construction after a month. We paid for the full stamp duty and is now in the…

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azeeth
Feb 20, 2012 3:49 pm
J&K
J&K
20 February 2012

GeoTech report - have you had one done?

GeoTech report - have you had one done?
QLD

When you get he report they should provide a plan of exactly where each bore hole was, and its individual results.

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J&K
Feb 20, 2012 10:45 pm
J&K
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
21 February 2012

ORBIT HOMES Generator charge

ORBIT HOMES Generator charge
VIC

Yep - I guess considering that a large proportion of their building costs are financed by debt you can understand why they'd charge a margin on everything, but it's still…

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cmhamilton
Feb 21, 2012 6:29 pm
mike-
mike-
21 February 2012

3 phase power shock

3 phase power shock
WA

We were quoted between $40 50 THOUSAND!!! To bring from the CRT over the road and upgrade the pit. Unfortunately had already installed the upgrades to meter box etc and…

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mike-
Feb 21, 2012 7:31 pm
mike-
ultraman
ultraman
21 February 2012

Fencing companies in Point Cook or surround who did you use?

Fencing companies in Point Cook or surround who did you use?
VIC

I wont recommend this company. Owner is very unreasonable and wont make correction to the fencing when problem is identified. Hang up customer phone whenever he like.

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ultraman
Feb 21, 2012 7:43 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
21 February 2012

temp fence around house

temp fence around house
NSW

I assume it's generally just before handover as they would have to clear and level site before them

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kdgirl
Feb 21, 2012 8:03 pm
dvestate
dvestate
21 February 2012

Building on Controlled Fill

Building on Controlled Fill
NSW

In my quote 80 lin metres on piers is costing about 5.5k thats on a similar size home but I'm not on controlled fill. There is no way to know 100%, they could drill down…

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dvestate
Feb 21, 2012 9:01 pm
tracey em
tracey em
21 February 2012

soundproofing between floors

soundproofing between floors
VIC

Thank you all for your time and advice...As we're short on time, we're going to take half a days leave and pop out to the display home and stomp around upstairs and see…

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tracey em
Feb 21, 2012 10:52 pm
nessbrown
nessbrown
22 February 2012

New home with Blueprint - Brighton, WA

New home with Blueprint - Brighton, WA
WA
1, 2

So, yesterday I went into the supplier for Karndean (the only one in WA endorsed by Karndean as a supplier anyway) and got a quote for my flooring that I want to go in, on…

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nessbrown
Feb 22, 2012 2:20 pm
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barker
Feb 22, 2012 9:20 pm
barker
vramu1
vramu1
23 February 2012

Statesman or Fairmont Homes.........so confused now

Statesman or Fairmont Homes.........so confused now
SA

thanks Mummy. Is anyone have any experience with "Fairmont Homes NSW"? if yes, please share.

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vramu1
Feb 23, 2012 2:17 pm
atom_ute
atom_ute
23 February 2012

How to wire a newly built house

How to wire a newly built house
WA

I wired my own CAT 6 Cable and Coax (TV) throughout the house. Bought a 305m roll on ebay for…

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atom_ute
Feb 23, 2012 3:53 pm
atom_ute
kjw7
kjw7
23 February 2012

Wall Hung Vanity - Problem having all drawers???

Wall Hung Vanity - Problem having all drawers???
QLD

Hey there, just saw your thread and thought I would put my thoughts in too - if given the choice I would go drawers all the way over cupboards! They're just so much more…

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kjw7
Feb 23, 2012 10:11 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
24 February 2012

10 days of sunshine only one day with trades on site

10 days of sunshine only one day with trades on site
NSW

If you consider all the jobs on which tradies were scheduled to work on during the big wet you guys have had up there then you might realise there's probably more than a…

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cmhamilton
Feb 24, 2012 1:16 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
24 February 2012

Importing Double Glazing

Importing Double Glazing
VIC

We are starting the process of having a house built. We would love to have upvc double glazing but I'm told its very expensive over here. Has…

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ECOECO
Feb 24, 2012 1:58 pm
ECOECO
Veefy
Veefy
24 February 2012

Building a new house in the grounds of your existing home?

Building a new house in the grounds of your existing home?
WA

Sounds like you want to sub-divide your property? Best place to get initial advice is probably your council.

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Veefy
Feb 24, 2012 6:43 pm
nrh157
nrh157
25 February 2012

wanting out of contract

wanting out of contract
WA

Probably best to have a chat to your solicitor to see if there are any clauses that cover cancelling contract due delayed release. They can often find ways of fixing things.

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nrh157
Feb 25, 2012 12:52 pm
nrh157
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
25 February 2012

Water Tanks

Water Tanks
WA

hi, can anyone in wa recommend a good water tank company? will be our source of water as not on scheme water, so looking at 100000L+ atm. and any hints on is it best to…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Feb 25, 2012 8:15 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
26 February 2012

Question about Interim Certificate - landscaping?

Question about Interim Certificate - landscaping?
NSW

Yeah the da had a list of things that need to be complete before getting an OCCUPATION CERTIFICATE. Now m's private certifier has read it as being the interim aswell.…

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NEWLYWEDS
Feb 26, 2012 10:12 am
The Vans
The Vans
26 February 2012

Dale Alcock VOTE!

Dale Alcock VOTE!
WA

Many thanks to the mnay H1ers who have already voted for my video in the Dale Alcock competition We Love Building There is less then 24 hours to go, and i have decided…

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The Vans
Feb 26, 2012 7:27 pm
The Vans
The Vans
The Vans
26 February 2012

Start of our journey

Start of our journey
QLD

Congrats on your build! I like your plan, nice big pantry!!! Hope the build goes well! Can you charge the other builder rent for the stuff they dumped on your land??? :)

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The Vans
Feb 26, 2012 9:06 pm
The Vans
Mclaren
Mclaren
27 February 2012

Herbiecat's Hartley - flooring pics for the piggies pg 42

Herbiecat's Hartley - flooring pics for the piggies pg 42
VIC
1 ... 41, 42, 43

... any pic updates for us pic piggies ... would love to see how you've settled in ...

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Mclaren
Feb 27, 2012 11:25 am
Mclaren
Geste
Geste
27 February 2012

BUILDING WITH REDINK-First Home!

BUILDING WITH REDINK-First Home!
WA

Yay, u blink from now and u will miss it!! Our slab went down in oct and we will have handover at end of feb, and that's including Christmas shut…

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Geste
Feb 27, 2012 11:33 am
bianks
bianks
27 February 2012

Reputable but affordable custom builder?

Reputable but affordable custom builder?
VIC

Hi guys We're looking at building a custom home however we are struggling to find someone who has good reviews. Obviously being a custom build our choices have been…

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bianks
Feb 27, 2012 11:52 am
dvestate
dvestate
27 February 2012

AV Jennings in Canberra

AV Jennings in Canberra
ACT

I think most review sites have lots of negative comments about builders, most people that are happy don't even think about doing a review. My tip would be have a look…

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dvestate
Feb 27, 2012 8:46 pm
DazzaB
DazzaB
28 February 2012

Do you need soil for your fill?

Do you need soil for your fill?

I don't need any soil, but it may be worth letting people know where you are.

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DazzaB
Feb 28, 2012 10:42 am

We are in Willagee, so not that far from Munster I think. We have pretty much had to have a custom…

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marybond2012
Feb 28, 2012 11:33 am
marybond2012
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
28 February 2012

tweaking of floorplan - comments welcome

tweaking of floorplan - comments welcome
NSW

Have you thought of moving the door in Bedroom 2 to the other corner of the room. this would allow you to have a full wall of wardrobes without…

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Pete_n_Pet
Feb 28, 2012 4:26 pm
Ribbon
Ribbon
28 February 2012

stuck in that 'nothing seems to be happening' stage

stuck in that 'nothing seems to be happening' stage
WA

I feel your frustration. We have owned our land for 8 months. We got stuffed around by our first builder. We paid them $3k for plans for our custom home and eventually…

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Ribbon
Feb 28, 2012 6:36 pm
hao
hao
28 February 2012

Slab finished, but "no power connected" to start framing

Slab finished, but "no power connected" to start framing
VIC

Hi Hao, I agree with the comments made earlier, the builder should have found a solution to this problem. BUT, is it just a power issue or is…

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hao
Feb 28, 2012 7:36 pm
muki
muki
28 February 2012

Site Zoning:Allowed Coverage

Site Zoning:Allowed Coverage
WA

Hi Munta, Thanks so much for your reply. It is very helpful. It is an R25 block and is part of a DAP. We will speak to our builder and hopefully can resolve this. Much…

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muki
Feb 28, 2012 9:21 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
28 February 2012

Builder excludes fencing in the package and ask me to do it?

Builder excludes fencing in the package and ask me to do it?
VIC

$2500 should be more than enough - assuming your block dimensions are something along the lines of 14 x 30 or threabouts (the exact measurements don't really matter tbh)…

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cmhamilton
Feb 28, 2012 9:27 pm
blacklab
blacklab
28 February 2012

Building the McLaren by Dechellis @ Field River Estate Trott

Building the McLaren by Dechellis @ Field River Estate Trott
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

That’s great to hear, glad everything worked out, I am dreading to see out footing bill.... Crossing our fingers that it comes in at a reasonable price.

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blacklab
Feb 28, 2012 9:46 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
29 February 2012

Excess fill - how to push for removal

Excess fill - how to push for removal
NSW

Thanks. Our plans did require the ground to stay flat and not to be built up. Also we have great soil for landscaping with no clay

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kdgirl
Feb 29, 2012 10:30 am
Jen06
Jen06
29 February 2012

Building Carlisle Home - Montrose 32

Building Carlisle Home - Montrose 32
VIC

Where are you up to now, would love to see photos once the carpets down, we chose the same one :)

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Jen06
Feb 29, 2012 11:05 am
alintahassen
alintahassen
29 February 2012

Brand newb building with Ventura ID

Brand newb building with Ventura ID
WA

that is an absolutely fantastic point. i will mark that down.. i dont think it would be an issue to change that at all. I've already asked to put a curtain door where the…

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alintahassen
Feb 29, 2012 1:18 pm
alintahassen
Jaans
Jaans
29 February 2012

Love our LED lights in our house

Love our LED lights in our house
VIC

I've found a local supplier in Brisbane, but before that I was going to get them from either one of these two online…

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Jaans
Feb 29, 2012 5:58 pm


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