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nglbuilder
nglbuilder
18 June 2012

New house blog: *Tiles*

New house blog: *Tiles*
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Well it turns out, thanks to my partner (as am at work) so she has been doing all the running around that they were trying to slip one through. Found out that the "finance…

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nglbuilder
Jun 18, 2012 5:25 pm
oneness
oneness
18 June 2012

HELP please with stair balustrade colour

HELP please with stair balustrade colour
WA

I wish it was stainless steel sadly though toooo expensive for us ::sad:: so we are having powdercoated aluminium and the closest colour is treasured silver but it does not have…

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oneness
Jun 18, 2012 4:10 pm
BradS
BradS
18 June 2012

Blinds in Western Sydney area HELP!! Macarthur area!!!

Blinds in Western Sydney area HELP!! Macarthur area!!!
NSW

I think $6k sounds about right for most homes these days. Our quote came in at about $6500 i think it was (my girlfriend organinsed this part of the build) and that was…

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BradS
Jun 18, 2012 3:05 pm
scotty78
scotty78
18 June 2012

McDonald Jones Bronte - Changes to standard design?

McDonald Jones Bronte - Changes to standard design?
NSW

Hi there. Thanks for all the good ideas. We ended up making the following alterations: larger garage space, wider Master BR with WIR, and converting 2 of the bedrooms into…

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scotty78
Jun 18, 2012 2:23 pm
secur_ed
secur_ed
18 June 2012

Ceiling height - how high is too high?

Ceiling height - how high is too high?
NSW
1, 2

We're looking at cabinetry and increasing the height of our top cupboards from a 2.3m bulkhead to a 2.7m bulkhead (inother words making the cabinets above the workbench…

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secur_ed
Jun 18, 2012 1:53 pm
gogo65
gogo65
18 June 2012

Building with Zen Homes

Building with Zen Homes
NSW

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=49240 Hey, there is quite a few of us building with zen at the moment, there is a very long thread here Also if you want to wade through both mine…

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gogo65
Jun 18, 2012 9:52 am
gogo65
cinder
cinder
18 June 2012

Electricals

Electricals
WA

Exactly, the builders add on a huge mark up because they can. Much better to get an external sparky to do it at frame stage IF the builder will allow them on site.

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cinder
Jun 18, 2012 9:13 am
cinder
jekal
jekal
18 June 2012

New to site

New to site
WA

Hi all! We've just bought at Trinity today and are (hopefully) getting titles in August. Getting VERY excited now. Can't wait to see how everyone progresses!

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jekal
Jun 18, 2012 1:30 am
Ms_Teapot
Ms_Teapot
17 June 2012

Display villages in Adelaide with big blocks?

Display villages in Adelaide with big blocks?
SA

Hi, just wondering if anyone knows where (or which builders) have some large family homes on display on bigger blocks i.e. 600sqm+? What we really need is some land:house…

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Ms_Teapot
Jun 17, 2012 10:50 pm
dakr
dakr
17 June 2012

My design - feedback please....

My design - feedback please....
WA

Thanks for the feedback. seanr53 - the rear of the house, which has the biggest windows, is north facing. i don't mind the garage protruding as long as there is ample…

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dakr
Jun 17, 2012 10:29 pm
bashworth
bashworth
17 June 2012

Certificate of occupancy has been issued following vandalism

Certificate of occupancy has been issued following vandalism
VIC

Don't know which Contract you have but the Standard HIA contract says the builder is responsible until HANDOVER. Clause 20 I would be seeing a lawyer.

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bashworth
Jun 17, 2012 7:48 pm
bashworth
cinder
cinder
17 June 2012

Building a New House.....

Building a New House.....
NSW

Seems to be roughly $100 but it's a hard thing to generalise, a lot depends on your land (slope, soil quality)

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cinder
Jun 17, 2012 7:42 pm
cinder
Camcam
Camcam
17 June 2012

Anyone built the Luxor?

Anyone built the Luxor?
VIC

Hi All, I've been trolling the net trying to find anyone who has built the Luxor by Simonds. SO far I've found no one! Give me a hoy if you have, I'm really interested in…

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Camcam
Jun 17, 2012 12:22 pm
Lourance
Lourance
17 June 2012

Exterior colors help needed please!!

Exterior colors help needed please!!
VIC

Make your down pipes same colour as your bricks.. are the posts a feature, if so then different colour to your brickwork else same colour. Under eaves is normaly a light…

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Lourance
Jun 17, 2012 10:15 am
THE RISE
THE RISE
16 June 2012

cost of deeper footings at back of your house

cost of deeper footings at back of your house

sk_oradba - we have just gone through this same problem. Our pool sits approx 1 metre from the back alfresco. There was also a stormwater from Sydney water on the…

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THE RISE
Jun 16, 2012 6:39 pm
Orchid
Orchid
16 June 2012

Phone/Cable Line Help

Phone/Cable Line Help
VIC

Our house was demolished last week, and the demolishers cut our telephone line with no problems at all. Cheers!

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Orchid
Jun 16, 2012 12:14 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 June 2012

Perth Aggregate /Liquid Limestone = Referals pls

Perth Aggregate /Liquid Limestone = Referals pls
WA

Exposed Earth do a good job as well. Don't go for cheapest quote necessarily whoever you choose. There are cowboys out there quoting low and undercutting each other but…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 16, 2012 12:03 pm
THE RISE
THE RISE
16 June 2012

NORTHWEST SYD - DRIVEWAY HELP - EXPOSED AGGREGATE/QUARTZ

NORTHWEST SYD - DRIVEWAY HELP - EXPOSED AGGREGATE/QUARTZ
NSW

thanks gogo65. I made some phone calls, he also said it would be approx $180 pm2 but does not do this style of driveway. Might go driveway looking on the weekend and see…

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THE RISE
Jun 16, 2012 5:33 am
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
16 June 2012

Building with Sterling Homes

Building with Sterling Homes
SA
1, 2

No we are using tiles (except for the bedrooms where it will be carpet). Got a dog with pretty gnarly nails don't want a nice timber looking floor with nail gouges through…

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nglbuilder
Jun 16, 2012 3:01 am
Trewman
Trewman
15 June 2012

Our Lindeman 28 - Hand over end of may

Our Lindeman 28 - Hand over end of may
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Well we have been in for a week as of yesterday and are absolutely loving it! We have achieved a fair bit since moving in and have a lot more still to do! The h o m e…

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Trewman
Jun 16, 2012 12:08 am
AC27
AC27
15 June 2012

customer service from your builder - is this acceptable?

customer service from your builder - is this acceptable?
WA

At the end of the day your land is untitled so your builder can't start building on it anyway, We have signed for untitled land last year in june and signed with a…

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AC27
Jun 15, 2012 10:32 pm
bashworth
bashworth
15 June 2012

stormwater runoff on acreage

stormwater runoff on acreage
NSW

The reason for dispersal rather than direct to a creek is to slow the discharge rate to the creek and prevent flooding downstream. Your house probably doesn't seem much…

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bashworth
Jun 15, 2012 4:01 pm
bashworth
claypot
claypot
15 June 2012

Termite Protection

Termite Protection
WA

Hi claypot Kordon to wet areas only appears inadequate, it's entire perimeter of the house that has to be protected. If I was you I…

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claypot
Jun 15, 2012 3:14 pm
yvw_rep
yvw_rep
15 June 2012

Site inspection and found a nearby construction: what is it?

Site inspection and found a nearby construction: what is it?
VIC

Hi there, YVW are definately not moving to Point Cook. This is a sign left on the fence from an old project. Can anyone help out with an address so we can get the sign down?

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yvw_rep
Jun 15, 2012 11:38 am
Hillcrest
Hillcrest
15 June 2012

Construction timelapse

Construction timelapse
VIC

I just looked on ebay (what would we do without it?) for Plantcams - you're right, there aren't many on there. Seems they were old stock now replaced by the more…

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Hillcrest
Jun 15, 2012 11:34 am
Hillcrest
emmanewman
emmanewman
15 June 2012

Laundry design - putting appliances mid height

Laundry design - putting appliances mid height
WA

I loved this when I saw it at the display, my only concern was after getting it up there, my front loader does…

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emmanewman
Jun 15, 2012 11:25 am
clarendon
clarendon
15 June 2012

Statesman Homes - The Clarendon

Statesman Homes - The Clarendon
SA

Hi claypot, I will PM you with a response. Cheers.

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clarendon
Jun 15, 2012 10:51 am
Liliana
Liliana
15 June 2012

Building designers and contract administration

Building designers and contract administration

I'm posting this again under a different topic heading to see if it can generate any response here. We have KDHW doors and windows in our new build and I found out today…

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Liliana
Jun 15, 2012 8:55 am
svranjic
svranjic
14 June 2012

Building in Wildwood Estate, Carramar. Retaining wall issues

Building in Wildwood Estate, Carramar. Retaining wall issues
WA

Hi Did you get this problem solved? What lot number did you purchase? If you read the small print on the sales plan it states that the plan is only for identification…

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svranjic
Jun 14, 2012 8:43 pm
Jem6401
Jem6401
14 June 2012

AV Jennings/Sekisui Piazza 250 (with our own touch)

AV Jennings/Sekisui Piazza 250 (with our own touch)
VIC

Just thought I would post an update of where we are at. Everything started on the 27th March, and we have just reached 'lock up' stage. I have been really happy with the…

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Jem6401
Jun 14, 2012 7:19 pm
BradS
BradS
14 June 2012

At our wits end

At our wits end
NSW

If you were looking at building in south west Sydney i could have put you in contact with someone but they wont come this far to build

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BradS
Jun 14, 2012 5:01 pm
cinder
cinder
13 June 2012

builder installed wrong floorboards

builder installed wrong floorboards
VIC

Hi there, I knew someone whose builder stained their stair case the wrong colour & hence the floorboards didn't match. Their builder wouldn't fix this either. I think with…

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cinder
Jun 13, 2012 11:52 pm
cinder
willcres
willcres
13 June 2012

Apples for Apples comparison from Wisdom

Apples for Apples comparison from Wisdom
NSW

It's hard to prove it... No builder have the same offer... Their service & follow up are much more important.

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willcres
Jun 13, 2012 11:10 pm
willcres
Echo
Echo
13 June 2012

Dispute over water consumption during demolition

Dispute over water consumption during demolition
WA

Sounds like the majority of water was thru the damage then. Only one option left eh? Gotta argue with the demo company, if they broke it they pay. Gonna be hard to prove…

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Echo
Jun 13, 2012 10:07 pm
Echo
Braddiefamily
Braddiefamily
13 June 2012

Which Austral Bricks to use

Which Austral Bricks to use
QLD

Yes we have seen a couple of houses with them and they do look fantastic, our roof tiles have just gone on so we are hoping the bricks will be starting soon :0)

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Braddiefamily
Jun 13, 2012 8:27 pm

One of mine is Ironstone and Monument , the other is Monument and Ironstone. Cant remember which is…

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Echo
Jun 13, 2012 2:23 pm
Echo
deb17
deb17
13 June 2012

Carbon tax increase

Carbon tax increase
NSW
1, 2

Yes Eager; I always talk my insurances back down when they go up. I also get 13% discount on all gas and elec bills.

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deb17
Jun 13, 2012 1:49 pm
boosho
boosho
13 June 2012

Any recent First home buyers with Henley? Need advice.

Any recent First home buyers with Henley? Need advice.
VIC

Hi I'm kinda new here, well I say new coz this is my very first post but I've been following this forum for a while now. Anyways, we are about to build with Henley Monaco…

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boosho
Jun 13, 2012 1:00 pm
boosho
Lex
Lex
13 June 2012

Flooring after handover - skirting boards before tiling?

Flooring after handover - skirting boards before tiling?
SA

Thanks, ladies. I felt I had to speak up and mention all the "little" tasks that the whole thing will be made of. Once you break the whole job into separate tasks and have…

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Lex
Jun 13, 2012 8:52 am
Lex

I am going to add the raking ceiling through my living area. However I also want to extend a bit of eave at outside of raking ceiling like display home. But due to the…

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murphywei
Jun 12, 2012 10:33 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
12 June 2012

Building 1st time

Building 1st time
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hoping that the next few days sees it all done! :D

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Deemaree
Jun 12, 2012 9:15 pm
Deemaree
bashworth
bashworth
12 June 2012

Want to build a new house

Want to build a new house
VIC

Even if you avoid the service charge for water you are still going to get hit for the service charge for sewerage. If its only a holiday shack thats used weekend and a…

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bashworth
Jun 12, 2012 5:20 pm
bashworth
lucylucylucy
lucylucylucy
12 June 2012

First time building with Scott Park Homes in Perth

First time building with Scott Park Homes in Perth
WA

Oh we also have a settlement date for this FRIDAY and the land will be all ours :-)

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lucylucylucy
Jun 12, 2012 5:18 pm
d@n
d@n
12 June 2012

External colour scheme - feedback please

External colour scheme - feedback please
NSW

What colours for render? It's a big place so could do with some strong colours.

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d@n
Jun 12, 2012 4:50 pm
NEWtobuilding3
NEWtobuilding3
12 June 2012

Anyone had bamboo Floors layed recently?

Anyone had bamboo Floors layed recently?
VIC

We now have a quote for $8100 for 90m2 fully layed

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NEWtobuilding3
Jun 12, 2012 4:48 pm
letitbe
letitbe
12 June 2012

30 Thirty Estate

30 Thirty Estate
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi guys How is your build progress? I'm just curious about agri (Agricultural) drainage. Is it required from day 1 the building starts or we ask plumber install it…

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letitbe
Jun 12, 2012 3:59 pm
Our_first_home
Our_first_home
12 June 2012

Minimum Building dimensions per Building Code of Australia

Minimum Building dimensions per Building Code of Australia
VIC

Thanks Builderforlife. We were in situation where we had to cut down some sizes to fit the choice of plan in land envelope. We had few options and one of them to cut…

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Our_first_home
Jun 12, 2012 10:48 am
catjim
catjim
11 June 2012

visited site and got several questions/problems, help please

visited site and got several questions/problems, help please
VIC

This type of wall was specified in our estate guidelines and there are many, many houses in our estate with these types of garage walls. Maybe it varies from state to state.

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catjim
Jun 11, 2012 11:13 pm
mornpenbuild
mornpenbuild
11 June 2012

Recommend a structural engineer for a house design in Melb

Recommend a structural engineer for a house design in Melb
VIC

Hi everyone, I am looking for an geo/structural engineer to work with in designing and constructing a house in Rye on the Mornington Peninisula in Victoria in 2012. I…

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mornpenbuild
Jun 11, 2012 9:24 pm

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