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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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565
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
bbuilder2012
bbuilder2012
4 August 2012

Yangebup Build

Yangebup Build
WA

Hi! I just stumbled across this thread and think we might also be neighbours! We're building in the Bayview Estate and are expecting roof carpenters to start on Monday.…

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bbuilder2012
Aug 04, 2012 12:52 pm
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
3 August 2012

Water sitting on slab......

Water sitting on slab......
WA

Hi, just have been wondering about the water sitting on our slab. the sw of wa has had a drenching the last few days and our slab in most parts…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Aug 03, 2012 9:44 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 August 2012

Leveling land! Help please!

Leveling land! Help please!
SA

Looking at the road from on the block which direction does the road side face?

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onc_artisan
Aug 03, 2012 9:40 pm
onc_artisan
Titch101
Titch101
3 August 2012

Armstrong Creek Landscaping

Armstrong Creek Landscaping
VIC

The landscaping guidelines are a bit of a joke I agree but I you want the $5000 rebate then you have to stick to them in some degree in order to have your design approved.…

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Titch101
Aug 03, 2012 7:39 am
chripark69
chripark69
3 August 2012

New to forum

New to forum
NSW

Harrington waters is in Waikiki near rocking ham WA

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chripark69
Aug 03, 2012 6:39 am
chripark69
CC101
CC101
3 August 2012

do polished porcelain tiles need sealing?

do polished porcelain tiles need sealing?
WA

i have not done the test yet. might do over weekend.

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CC101
Aug 03, 2012 1:29 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
2 August 2012

Are these defects important?

Are these defects important?
VIC

i dealt with the builders during my parent's build last year and I noticed gaps between windows and frames on some of the windows…

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theanonyuser
Aug 02, 2012 9:45 pm
novo2012
novo2012
2 August 2012

What type of covering on sliding doors?

What type of covering on sliding doors?
NSW

We have roman blinds over ours, and will do again when the house is built. The only downfall is that you need to lift the blind when you want to…

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novo2012
Aug 02, 2012 7:15 pm
Frannny
Frannny
2 August 2012

Building in Marri Park

Building in Marri Park
WA

Hi Richard, welcome to H1! My partner and I are also building the Optima with Aussie Living Homes. We are building in Whiteman Edge which is near the swan valley. We…

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Frannny
Aug 02, 2012 2:13 pm
AC27
AC27
1 August 2012

Whiteman Edge estate - first time building.

Whiteman Edge estate - first time building.
WA

ranger00 only just found your post lol. There is quite a few of us Whiteman Edgerians on here including Frannny who's got her own thread that is also building with…

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AC27
Aug 01, 2012 9:58 pm
bee1980
bee1980
1 August 2012

Building Boost query

Building Boost query
QLD

If your in qld and your getting bank finance your bank should be submitting it for you and it will be paid to you on your first progress payment to the builder. If you…

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bee1980
Aug 01, 2012 7:52 pm
CBPH
CBPH
1 August 2012

Crossover

Crossover
VIC

Crossover is covered with an asset protection permit. If the builder destroys the crossover it is their responsibility to fix it or pay you enough to fix it.

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338
CBPH
Aug 01, 2012 3:46 pm
roadrunner14
roadrunner14
1 August 2012

Jill and Glynn's Custom Greenbuild - Nearly finished

Jill and Glynn's Custom Greenbuild - Nearly finished
NSW
1, 2

Looking great, the timber external features look great with the wall colour.

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roadrunner14
Aug 01, 2012 7:57 am
willcres
willcres
31 July 2012

Our build thread : Wisdom Manhatten 43

Our build thread : Wisdom Manhatten 43
NSW
1, 2

Woohoo!! Great news, gunny! ::wink:: Not long to go.... :: ::

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willcres
Jul 31, 2012 8:49 pm
willcres
dreamcometrue
dreamcometrue
31 July 2012

[SA] Building in western suburbs

[SA] Building in western suburbs
SA

Hi Mark ii, you must be in by now, how did things go? Would love to see updated pics :D

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dreamcometrue
Jul 31, 2012 12:41 pm
dreamcometrue
TroynNat
TroynNat
30 July 2012

Build with Alternate Dwellings (Vic) ??

Build with Alternate Dwellings (Vic) ??
VIC

Hey guys, I have spent days googling with no luck.. Has anybody had experience with having someone build a kit home from Alternate Dwellings?

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TroynNat
Jul 30, 2012 10:01 pm
Tippy Toes
Tippy Toes
30 July 2012

Solar Panel Positioning

Solar Panel Positioning
VIC

Go on to the whirlpool.net Green Tech forum and ask advice there, some very experienced people who will give you excellent advice.

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Tippy Toes
Jul 30, 2012 9:56 pm
Tippy Toes
sleven
sleven
30 July 2012

What is the best cheapest option to add shelves on a WIR

What is the best cheapest option to add shelves on a WIR
VIC

If you are semi handy it is really easy and cheap to do your self! DH did it in our old place and will be doing it in the new house too - Bunnings and Masters sells the…

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398
sleven
Jul 30, 2012 3:36 pm
sleven
BIGZ
BIGZ
29 July 2012

Site costs

Site costs
WA

On my plans I have soil description as - Sand / L/Stone(Poss) and Medium grass cover.

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BIGZ
Jul 29, 2012 3:08 pm
BIGZ
barkersontheblock
barkersontheblock
29 July 2012

Timber Framed House in Perth

Timber Framed House in Perth
WA

Hi banshee82, Ross Squire in Midvale www.rsh.com.au and Total frame homes in Wangara www.totalhomeframes.com.au both build in wood. As for cladding it will all come down…

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barkersontheblock
Jul 29, 2012 2:40 am
bashworth
bashworth
27 July 2012

Exhaust Fan Dripping

Exhaust Fan Dripping
WA

As the air around a duct will normally be cooler than the air inside the duct the moisture can condense on the inside of the duct and run back once you switch of the…

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bashworth
Jul 27, 2012 5:47 pm
bashworth
huuthanh
huuthanh
27 July 2012

Building insurance questions?

Building insurance questions?
VIC

Thanks for your replies. :) It is the 1st time to build a home :)

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huuthanh
Jul 27, 2012 5:18 pm
atom_ute
atom_ute
27 July 2012

Single storey house designs for 640sqm with room for pool

Single storey house designs for 640sqm with room for pool
VIC

Perhaps post the dimensions of your block. If you've got a 15m frontage, the design will have to be long. If you've got a wider frontage, much easier to work with.

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atom_ute
Jul 27, 2012 1:12 pm
atom_ute
turtleschell
turtleschell
26 July 2012

PRESTART - Can you choose products not in their range??

PRESTART - Can you choose products not in their range??
WA

Yep they said absolutely not. So frustrating when you know you can get it cheap but can't even provide them. On the bright side, my builders quotes were quite reasonable.

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turtleschell
Jul 26, 2012 8:12 pm
Crow
Crow
26 July 2012

Knock Down and Custom Build - SA - Professional Photos!

Knock Down and Custom Build - SA - Professional Photos!
1 ... 4, 5, 6

For that particular fridge (Samsung SRF801GDLS) 90cm won't be enough. They are 908mm wide and you need a bit of space on each side. We went for 1000mm. Also watch out for…

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Crow
Jul 26, 2012 2:47 pm
katman
katman
25 July 2012

Building a Sunnydale with Clarendon

Building a Sunnydale with Clarendon
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I don't really have many pics of the robe, except for the one a few pages back. It is a walk-through robe, based on the display home Clarendon had, rather than standard…

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katman
Jul 25, 2012 11:04 pm
gogo65
gogo65
25 July 2012

White blinds, and verticals, yay or nay?

White blinds, and verticals, yay or nay?
NSW

I will tell you how they are in a few weeks time when mine are installed!!!! :lol: We are building in a new estate where there is plenty of road…

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gogo65
Jul 25, 2012 10:15 pm
gogo65


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