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brb_654
brb_654
6 February 2012

Powder ~ lanai ~ kitchen ~ pics! :: our Fairhaven Glenaire

Powder ~ lanai ~ kitchen ~ pics! :: our Fairhaven Glenaire
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=P~ What can I say, your Lanai puts mine to shame ::lol:: Gorgeous ::kiss:: Hope your well, and DH, kids and yourself are all settling in :D Well done with the kitchen, looks…

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brb_654
Feb 06, 2012 12:27 pm
brb_654
tonycfc
tonycfc
6 February 2012

Newbie questions, please help? thank you!

Newbie questions, please help? thank you!
NSW

thank you for the quick replies!!! :P thats right! im not expecting the "base model" will be as good as the display home. im just trying to find out what's included so…

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tonycfc
Feb 06, 2012 12:51 pm
kkurni
kkurni
6 February 2012

P Class site and M class modified Slab -why $10311

P Class site and M class modified Slab -why $10311

Hi All, I build with m3tr1c0n, there is 2 options, - Fixed site cost - $13000, including any rocks removal - Not fixed - $9500 based on Geosite program. after that I…

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kkurni
Feb 06, 2012 2:12 pm
kkurni
kkurni
6 February 2012

Fixed site costs - Is this reasonable?

Fixed site costs - Is this reasonable?

Hi All, I build with m3tr1c0n, there is 2 options, - Fixed site cost - $13000, including any rocks removal - Not fixed - $9500 based on Geosite program. after that I…

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kkurni
Feb 06, 2012 2:20 pm
Leona
Leona
6 February 2012

Redink upgrades

Redink upgrades
WA

Hey there, on pg 1 and 2 of my thread I'm pretty sure I have a few prices there, hope it helps!

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Leona
Feb 06, 2012 2:27 pm
aristocrat
aristocrat
6 February 2012

What exactly is included in Fixed Site Costs?

What exactly is included in Fixed Site Costs?

So Carlisle is giving out fixed site costs for 13500, and is this including Council Costs? My Site Cost was put at 15k Site Cost + 3.5k Council Costs in the Tarneit Area.…

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aristocrat
Feb 06, 2012 3:33 pm
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
6 February 2012

yay - progress :)

yay - progress :)
WA

ROFL at eating lamb. thats what i swore one of our little rams was going to end up as, coz he was such an instigator at escaping. yeah, i dont remember it being this…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Feb 06, 2012 3:50 pm
monstar
monstar
6 February 2012

anyone built/building with *?

anyone built/building with *?
1, 2, 3

Anymore updates K ellie and others that has built or is building your house with CL? We are thinking of building with CL, they have the best value for money house and the…

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monstar
Feb 06, 2012 4:49 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
6 February 2012

Rock removal contigency cost

Rock removal contigency cost
1, 2

You do realise you have revived a 4 year old thread with the same question you have asked in at last two other threads - probably not necessary on either front really... :o

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cmhamilton
Feb 06, 2012 6:42 pm
The Vans
The Vans
6 February 2012

Diamond gloss query

Diamond gloss query
WA

We have decided to go against the diamond gloss. :( We were told by our builder that there is no warranty on the diamond gloss by the builder or the cabinet maker as it is…

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The Vans
Feb 06, 2012 10:19 pm
The Vans
jasmin3
jasmin3
6 February 2012

Opticomm Smart Community

Opticomm Smart Community
VIC

Call you call the Mariott Waters estate agent and enquire? I don't know of the estate, but in Banksia Grove in WA the estate is on fibre optic network, so it we…

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jasmin3
Feb 06, 2012 10:25 pm
CA3105
CA3105
7 February 2012

Garage Ceiling

Garage Ceiling
WA

Aesthetically, plasterboard looks nicer. Plasterboard will be finished to look like one big piece of sheeting with no joins (the same as the ceilings inside the house),…

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CA3105
Feb 07, 2012 12:14 am
Scout
Scout
7 February 2012

Question about finances

Question about finances
VIC

It certainly does help! We are building independantly on land we already have so your advice is related to our situation. Thank you so much.

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Scout
Feb 07, 2012 5:59 am
Scout
movingGal
movingGal
7 February 2012

New build in Indooroopilly, Queensland - advice appreciated

New build in Indooroopilly, Queensland - advice appreciated
QLD

We spoke to a few designers and custom builders and they all said that project builders could do it much cheaper. We ended up getting more house for the money even after…

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movingGal
Feb 07, 2012 4:51 pm
jj1
jj1
7 February 2012

Really?

Really?
VIC

Our plans are dated 3/11/11, Basix certificate 3/12/11 lodged with Certifier 20/1/12 CDC issued 30/1/12.

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jj1
Feb 07, 2012 5:12 pm
madam
madam
7 February 2012

The Hunt Club

The Hunt Club
1, 2

Hi All- We will start building at the Hunt Club in a month's time and wanted to say hello ::cool:: to all our fellow Hunt…

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madam
Feb 07, 2012 6:46 pm
Trimbax
Trimbax
7 February 2012

Backfilling our Site

Backfilling our Site
VIC

We are in the process of building a new home and I was wanting to know if the builder is responsible for backfilling/restoring the natural ground level of the site prior…

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Trimbax
Feb 07, 2012 9:33 pm
caz_770
caz_770
7 February 2012

Sloping sills and reveals in shower? (cc'ed)

Sloping sills and reveals in shower? (cc'ed)
WA

Thanks radiuz. The contracts admin said that I should still be able to put my products on there (the draftie said so), so they obviously won't be doing it like the sills…

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caz_770
Feb 07, 2012 9:49 pm
caz_770
pasadena
pasadena
8 February 2012

SPH Grand Wisteria - Critique my Floorplan

SPH Grand Wisteria - Critique my Floorplan

Hi Lands1, Did you end up building your modified plan? Am interested in finding out how you went and your experience with SPH over the build period? Thanks and Cheers Pasadena

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pasadena
Feb 08, 2012 3:41 am
lot734
lot734
8 February 2012

Austral Symmetry Earth - Bad Batch??? - advice please

Austral Symmetry Earth - Bad Batch??? - advice please
NSW

Hi, i spoke to my builder and he said that it is a brittle brick to start with and chips happen when cleaning, i am happy to leave it be, as a married man i know when to…

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lot734
Feb 08, 2012 10:14 am
CBPH
CBPH
8 February 2012

Building in Torquay Victoria

Building in Torquay Victoria
VIC

I liked Carlisle but when I contacted their customer service, they said that they do not build there. Where abouts are you…

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CBPH
Feb 08, 2012 7:40 pm
jayw
jayw
8 February 2012

Builder 'superior' inclusions ?? Floor joist and frames ??

Builder 'superior' inclusions ?? Floor joist and frames ??
NSW

They would be superior over the standard, but not necessarily a necessity. For instance in WA, some builders do 100mm slabs as standard which is better than the common…

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jayw
Feb 08, 2012 7:43 pm
jayw
Kaytee
Kaytee
8 February 2012

Colors for my Kitchen!!

Colors for my Kitchen!!
VIC

I have just had a look at the caesarstone site and I reckon Buttermilk would be a nice light bench colour that seems to be ok with your laminate and orange. (which I love…

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Kaytee
Feb 08, 2012 9:33 pm
Kaytee
butterflypond
butterflypond
8 February 2012

Spectra

Spectra
VIC

Thanks so much, I am going to build the Omega, but my land won't be ready until the end of the year so I'm researching as much as I can in my colour selections etc. One…

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butterflypond
Feb 08, 2012 9:40 pm
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nck123
Feb 08, 2012 10:35 pm
Sar&Andy
Sar&Andy
9 February 2012

No work on site for days

No work on site for days
WA

That is most definitely the norm... as others have said you will get weeks with heaps of activity and then it will slow down for a bit and then pick back up again, it all…

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Sar&Andy
Feb 09, 2012 10:43 am
1Peter1
1Peter1
9 February 2012

Daikin and MyAir Controller

Daikin and MyAir Controller
WA

We are planning the aircon for our new home. Looking at Daikin ducted with the My Air controller from Advantage Air. We like the idea of being able to adjust airflow to…

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1Peter1
Feb 09, 2012 4:38 pm

Thanks Planfan for your feedback. Any suggestions are welcome. I had a rearrangement of the original Stage 1 with some of your suggestions and improved I think some of the…

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fireflies
Feb 09, 2012 5:15 pm
jodge
jodge
9 February 2012

Why were people measuring windows at display homes?

Why were people measuring windows at display homes?
SA

AdelieBailey . . . you seem to be promoting an American home builder . . . this is Australia luvvy! Enough spam already. I viewed another apartment in my block when I…

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jodge
Feb 09, 2012 8:28 pm
jodge
housemouse
housemouse
9 February 2012

Fighting the council - I want my asset protection bond back!

Fighting the council - I want my asset protection bond back!

Thanks for everyone's honest opinions! Unfortunately I have no pictures for evidence. And yes I agree, I definitely did not do myelf any favours by not organizing the 2nd…

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housemouse
Feb 09, 2012 9:27 pm
chickynat
chickynat
9 February 2012

pics pics

pics pics
NSW

hi Guys, thanks for all the comments, yes very smooth build...here is a pic of the…

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chickynat
Feb 09, 2012 10:26 pm
doczim
doczim
9 February 2012

Selling existing house off land to build new

Selling existing house off land to build new
QLD

Paul I have been talking to Drake House Removals in Brisbane. Very helpful give them a call and they will explain it all quickly and simply.

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doczim
Feb 09, 2012 10:39 pm
mr.21
mr.21
10 February 2012

What will a 300k budget for a house get us?

What will a 300k budget for a house get us?
NSW

I second adgn's answer. We r building a 30sq single storey house with lots of luxury upgrades like 40mm Caesar stones throughout, 600x600 or 600x300 porcelain tiles in…

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mr.21
Feb 09, 2012 11:46 pm
mr.21
Doreen_Kallara33
Doreen_Kallara33
10 February 2012

Advice needed: Downlights for 2740mm ceiling height

Advice needed: Downlights for 2740mm ceiling height
VIC

Hi Pa1asyo.. Can I ask what house your building with PD and if you recall how much it was to increase your ceilings to 2740mm?? Just want to compare with my tender because…

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Doreen_Kallara33
Feb 10, 2012 10:46 am
Servicelocator
Servicelocator
10 February 2012

Anyone building in the Hibiscus 4 neighbourhood, The Ponds?

Anyone building in the Hibiscus 4 neighbourhood, The Ponds?
NSW

Anyone building in the Hibiscus 4 neighbourhood, The Ponds? Cheers, Servicelocator

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Servicelocator
Feb 10, 2012 1:18 pm
b0son
b0son
11 February 2012

Q - How much extra did you spend on your home after handover

Q - How much extra did you spend on your home after handover
NSW

Luckily for us, most things are being done by the builder. The only thing we need to do after the build is landscapeing and window coverings. We're spending around $8-9k…

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b0son
Feb 10, 2012 11:53 pm
deedee2012
deedee2012
11 February 2012

Feedback required for kit homes

Feedback required for kit homes
VIC

i will ask them as the kit homes I am looking at are from interstate (heaps cheaper than the ones in Melbourne even with delivery) I just asked them for display homes to…

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deedee2012
Feb 11, 2012 9:50 am
brenda
brenda
11 February 2012

Leveling the lot to road level

Leveling the lot to road level

I thought so too. But posted any of your guys did this sort of thing. :cry: thank you for your time.

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brenda
Feb 11, 2012 1:01 pm

hi all my partner and i have been viewing this forum for a while now and now our new build has progressed it was about time to sign up and post a message. We have…

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daren5675
Feb 12, 2012 6:42 pm
bronj
bronj
12 February 2012

Demolition Recommendations in Melbourne

Demolition Recommendations in Melbourne
VIC

We also used online demolition in the eastern suburbs. Generally good, the odd communication breakdown, but no problems with the work done. Ended up just under $15k,…

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bronj
Feb 12, 2012 8:07 pm
* jas *
* jas *
12 February 2012

SA- who are the cheapest, middle and most expensive builders

SA- who are the cheapest, middle and most expensive builders
SA

We are building with hickinbotham, had a small hiccup during paperwork stage but hickinbotham were fantastic and fixed it. We are half way through our build a d so far…

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* jas *
Feb 12, 2012 10:33 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
13 February 2012

We need ideas for our colour scheme

We need ideas for our colour scheme
QLD

I think your first choices sound great with cool coloured grout. Jasper on gutters will emphasise roof lines. What about changing your window colour?

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Treeseachanger
Feb 13, 2012 1:02 am
jimnsal
jimnsal
13 February 2012

Stages during a build.. clarification pls!!! lock up, fitout

Stages during a build.. clarification pls!!! lock up, fitout
VIC

Hi brixnmorter, This is a guideline I used when I was building. http://www.jandsonhomes.com.au/project/ms_04.php It gives you a high level timeline of what to expect at…

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jimnsal
Feb 13, 2012 4:34 pm
jimnsal
microchip78
microchip78
14 February 2012

Planning to buy a land

Planning to buy a land
VIC

Welcome to the forum microchip. Filling usually means that the area is prone to flooding & the council have set a minimum height off the ground…

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microchip78
Feb 14, 2012 7:44 am
albanga
albanga
14 February 2012

Wanting to build 2 duplex townhouses- First time owner\build

Wanting to build 2 duplex townhouses- First time owner\build
VIC

Firstly hello to all. I am new to this site and this is my first post :D I have thoroughly enjoyed reading through peoples posts and seeing the great community in here…

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albanga
Feb 14, 2012 11:49 am
kyton
kyton
14 February 2012

Refund of Deposit Amount - CHANGED!!!

Refund of Deposit Amount - CHANGED!!!

Ask them for copies of the invoices. You do have to pay for any work they have completed - but a simple copy of the invoices will tell you the total amount.

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kyton
Feb 14, 2012 1:17 pm
kyton
squashedrex
squashedrex
14 February 2012

Sanctuary Fletcher Newcastle - Anyone building here

Sanctuary Fletcher Newcastle - Anyone building here
NSW

Not sure if anyone is still reading this but as an FYI. Our block has had fill illegally dumped on it as have a number of other blocks. Keep your eye out folks. Also the…

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squashedrex
Feb 14, 2012 6:40 pm
PS_Sirocco7
PS_Sirocco7
14 February 2012

Jason's Bachelor Pad - Moved In (Pics)

Jason's Bachelor Pad - Moved In (Pics)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi mate. I know Im digging up an old thread and Im not sure if you are on here any more...lol. I read through your build thread and am very impressed. Your house looks…

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PS_Sirocco7
Feb 14, 2012 9:41 pm
PS_Sirocco7
594Jessica
594Jessica
14 February 2012

Final inspection - is an independent inspector worth hiring?

Final inspection - is an independent inspector worth hiring?

Thanks everyone for your thoughts! We finally decided not to use one. The builder provides 3 month check sort of thing so we can live in the house, feel the wrongs and…

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594Jessica
Feb 14, 2012 9:52 pm


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