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theanonyuser
theanonyuser
3 September 2012

Project builders and doing things yourself

Project builders and doing things yourself
WA

Its interesting that I had a different experience with a custom builder. I found they sometimes offerred a "better" price when I mentioned who i built with, and his…

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theanonyuser
Sep 03, 2012 10:17 pm
LeanneR
LeanneR
3 September 2012

Feedback on New Generation Homes?

Feedback on New Generation Homes?
WA
1, 2

Nincompoop come join us in parkland thread

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LeanneR
Sep 03, 2012 8:52 pm
LeanneR
tengals
tengals
3 September 2012

Frame stage,is it suppose to be like this???

Frame stage,is it suppose to be like this???
VIC

the final picture is somewhat acceptable, it is common i believe for that splintering with nailgun/noggins... but the rest I would be saying something for sure.

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tengals
Sep 03, 2012 7:16 pm
Charnley
Charnley
3 September 2012

Anyone building currently in Busselton or Bunbury?

Anyone building currently in Busselton or Bunbury?
WA

We are just starting to build in Bunbury but we are going with a custom builder not a project one. I think any of the big ones are all pretty good. Hearing good things…

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Charnley
Sep 03, 2012 1:54 pm
Charnley
mudmap
mudmap
3 September 2012

United Builders or Aspire Home

United Builders or Aspire Home
VIC

Anyone planning to build with either United or Aspire should read the thread below. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=59131

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mudmap
Sep 03, 2012 12:51 pm
humble
humble
3 September 2012

Building a deck in Geelong- Building Permits

Building a deck in Geelong- Building Permits
VIC

I believe any deck over 20m2 needs a building permit in Vic. As mentioned above it could be worth a call to the local council or private building…

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humble
Sep 03, 2012 7:20 am
ditchingsuburbia
ditchingsuburbia
2 September 2012

Building on rural acreage - budget question?

Building on rural acreage - budget question?
SA

thanks guys, yeah we just flew down to perth for the week to meet with builders, earthworks poeple and draftsman regarding our block. And yes it looks like we wont get…

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ditchingsuburbia
Sep 02, 2012 11:30 pm
turtleschell
turtleschell
2 September 2012

External colour advice please :-)

External colour advice please :-)
SA

I didn't want my house to look like everyone else's so I made my portico more unusual with the colour, check out my blog for the facade with the colours.

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turtleschell
Sep 02, 2012 7:02 pm
Stormy
Stormy
2 September 2012

Items that get forgotten when signing a building contract???

Items that get forgotten when signing a building contract???
VIC

Hi timmyl-s There is a very comprehensive post in this page of this thread here: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5823&start=380 The rest of the thread is well worth a look…

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Stormy
Sep 02, 2012 11:40 am
Stormy
Ski Mad
Ski Mad
1 September 2012

LP Warren homes

LP Warren homes
VIC

Hi Booker, the word on the street is that LP Warren Homes have become verry expensive lately, I heard from one of my frends that after they paid their first deposit to get…

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Ski Mad
Sep 01, 2012 4:50 pm
EcoFriendly
EcoFriendly
1 September 2012

Render colors

Render colors
WA

Hi, Ironstone and Mocha colours are ok together. You are correct in saying that most people get the toning wrong and it is too late once it is on the render. If you’re…

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EcoFriendly
Sep 01, 2012 12:09 pm
ferrari458
ferrari458
1 September 2012

Demo and site works

Demo and site works
WA

Look at the plans and see the size of cut & fill. It is generally better to cut than fill because cutting will give you a solid platform to build your house. Fill soil is…

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ferrari458
Sep 01, 2012 11:36 am
subdivide hopeful
subdivide hopeful
1 September 2012

Subdivision Process

Subdivision Process
VIC

I want to knock down my house in Monash, subdivide and rebuild 2 x three bedroom townhouses. Because I have never done this before, I need a builder that will go through…

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subdivide hopeful
Sep 01, 2012 7:25 am
captainsideburns
captainsideburns
31 August 2012

Land Undervalued by Bank

Land Undervalued by Bank
WA

Hmmm that is a good idea cinderella, who did eventually go through. And a bit off topic, but do i know you? Pm me your details.maybe we can hook up 2

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captainsideburns
Aug 31, 2012 11:35 pm
DGBREK
DGBREK
31 August 2012

Custom build @ NRH - Loo, fence, scrape. PICS!!

Custom build @ NRH - Loo, fence, scrape. PICS!!
NSW

An update onThe Right Build Homes..... As of today they have officially gone into liquidation

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DGBREK
Aug 31, 2012 7:26 pm
DGBREK
DGBREK
31 August 2012

Anyone building with The Right Build?

Anyone building with The Right Build?
NSW

An update onThe Right Build Homes..... As of today they have officially gone into liquidation

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DGBREK
Aug 31, 2012 7:07 pm
LittleJ
LittleJ
31 August 2012

Tree removal in Newcastle

Tree removal in Newcastle
NSW

Hi there Building a new house soon on a block with a few trees on it and have to lodge a full DA rather than a Complying Development application. It's in Newcastle and I…

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LittleJ
Aug 31, 2012 1:40 pm
jemsaf
jemsaf
31 August 2012

TAPWARE - help finding a good website

TAPWARE - help finding a good website
VIC

Any others, just can't seem to find anything I like :(

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jemsaf
Aug 31, 2012 12:15 pm
TomCat
TomCat
31 August 2012

Brick colour - thermal qualities

Brick colour - thermal qualities
SA

Fantastic! This is GREAT info - thanks

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TomCat
Aug 31, 2012 8:47 am
TomCat
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
30 August 2012

Decent builders in Nowra/Shoalhaven area

Decent builders in Nowra/Shoalhaven area
NSW

We recently built with Barrington Homes in the Wollongong area and they did a pretty good job. They did have a display home at Vincentia a while back but don't know if it…

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grumblebum54
Aug 30, 2012 11:15 pm
grumblebum54
oneness
oneness
30 August 2012

Lighting/electrical expertise/advice required re LED's

Lighting/electrical expertise/advice required re LED's
WA

thanks everyone...great help... Yes it is a 2 storey (not concrete suspended slab)... Will approach builder and see what they say...i have been googling the subject and it…

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oneness
Aug 30, 2012 10:51 pm
hurryupandbuy
hurryupandbuy
30 August 2012

Metric*n Quality

Metric*n Quality
VIC

Thanks, Ive heard the Weribee/Hoppers Crossing branch is great, looking to use them down the coast

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hurryupandbuy
Aug 30, 2012 8:31 pm
hurryupandbuy
Silvergum
Silvergum
30 August 2012

ADSL Internet options - Highlands Craigieburn

ADSL Internet options - Highlands Craigieburn
VIC

Thanks for your responses guys... seems like a bit of a nightmare. Who would have thought that in 2012 it would be such an issue!. Will see what we can found out in the…

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Silvergum
Aug 30, 2012 8:09 pm
Onewheel
Onewheel
30 August 2012

External Colours Help for new house

External Colours Help for new house
NSW

I know what you mean about brick samples, looks different from the little wall at the brick display, makes it so hard to make a decision. No slab yet, no work on the…

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Onewheel
Aug 30, 2012 7:30 pm
abusymum
abusymum
30 August 2012

New home building Cost

New home building Cost
NSW

We are moving in the spring so I have asked friends to put aside any extra garden plants they may have when 'spring cleaning' their gardens. It saves them having to throw…

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abusymum
Aug 30, 2012 2:59 pm
IanC
IanC
30 August 2012

is anyone building/Build Manchester 22 (Eden Brae) ?

is anyone building/Build Manchester 22 (Eden Brae) ?
NSW

G'day kelumsv, I am building a modified Manchester 23 (Bigger Afresco).

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IanC
Aug 30, 2012 11:41 am
IanC
boofnmike
boofnmike
30 August 2012

Has anyone built the luxor by simonds homes ?

Has anyone built the luxor by simonds homes ?
VIC

hi there, was hoping to find other people on here that has built or considering building the luxor by simonds homes?, i have only found 1 other person on here who is…

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boofnmike
Aug 30, 2012 11:39 am
paulw11
paulw11
30 August 2012

R12 Hill Reliance System - Setup

R12 Hill Reliance System - Setup

If you have an alarm system it is best to get a central filter installed. This effectively splits your line at the point of entry so that you a voice line and an ADSL…

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paulw11
Aug 30, 2012 7:14 am
ZeroGravity
ZeroGravity
30 August 2012

NEW DIMENSION HOMES (VIC) Any feedback

NEW DIMENSION HOMES (VIC) Any feedback
VIC

NDH has been appointed an external administrator. Let's continue the discussions here viewtopic.php?f=31&t=59131

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ZeroGravity
Aug 30, 2012 12:07 am
home builder MK11
home builder MK11
29 August 2012

Site Works estimated cost

Site Works estimated cost
WA

i would say the price you have been quoted is reasonable if not very cheap. i have recenetly built on a slooping block and the expenses keep adding. Cost to removal soil…

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home builder MK11
Aug 29, 2012 10:50 pm
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gogo65
Aug 29, 2012 10:25 pm
gogo65
Bluejayice
Bluejayice
29 August 2012

Our build with Mirvac in Glenfield

Our build with Mirvac in Glenfield
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks for this! I may go down there one evening after work, other times I have been there it seems ok. I love what you have done with your backyard :)

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Bluejayice
Aug 29, 2012 10:24 pm
EagleOne
EagleOne
29 August 2012

Electrical appointment

Electrical appointment
NSW

Ok will upload plans tomorrow

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EagleOne
Aug 29, 2012 8:37 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
29 August 2012

Rain days

Rain days
NSW

Just to throw this one out there - it was a rather wet summer/early Autumn in Sydney wasn't it? I remember anecdotes from people building up there regarding them copping…

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cmhamilton
Aug 29, 2012 8:30 pm
our dream home
our dream home
29 August 2012

Dennis Family Homes - Contract

Dennis Family Homes - Contract
VIC

Hi all after months of paper work I finally got the permits and documents to hand over to the bank which means that hopefully in the next few days we will get our site…

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our dream home
Aug 29, 2012 6:13 pm
Eddygo
Eddygo
29 August 2012

service we can get from construction company?

service we can get from construction company?
NSW

Hi every one , who can tell me what kind of the service we can get from the construction company? i need some one to building the kitchen cabinet , wardrobe, bathroom…

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Eddygo
Aug 29, 2012 1:22 pm
plucka
plucka
29 August 2012

Cement Render Facade Finish

Cement Render Facade Finish
NSW
1, 2

Rendered my last house- 44sq 2 story for $15k. After 5 years I think I had 2 minor hairline cracks.

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plucka
Aug 29, 2012 12:46 pm
kessa35
kessa35
29 August 2012

New Construction Building Inspection

New Construction Building Inspection
QLD

I used Building Inspection Services Queensland, http://www.inspectionsqld.com.au/. They were fantastic. My solicitor suggested them, Bill is the inspector and did 4…

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kessa35
Aug 29, 2012 8:38 am
kessa35
kessa35
29 August 2012

Independent building inspector at each stage?

Independent building inspector at each stage?
QLD

I used Building Inspection Services Queensland for our house. They did a footing, frame, lockup and a handover inspection. The whole process was easier for us because we…

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kessa35
Aug 29, 2012 8:31 am
donna61
donna61
29 August 2012

Cost saving

Cost saving
NSW

Our Builder is very strict "no owner supplier goods" so have to get it through them or after handover

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donna61
Aug 29, 2012 1:23 am
vcarmo
vcarmo
28 August 2012

Carlisle Homes - Madera 24

Carlisle Homes - Madera 24
VIC

Hi there, Just wondering if any one else is building the Madera 24? If so where are you up to? We will be building in Drouin :)

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vcarmo
Aug 28, 2012 5:11 pm
soakedblonde
soakedblonde
28 August 2012

Building in the hills in WA

Building in the hills in WA
WA

Over here for the BAL rating it includes special flyscreens,toughened glass for all windows & doors,special vent covers,everything has to be…

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soakedblonde
Aug 28, 2012 4:52 pm
soakedblonde
ghunnar
ghunnar
28 August 2012

Boutique Homes, list of problems go on

Boutique Homes, list of problems go on
VIC

Zamirahman Quick question. In your HIA contract where it says engineer designs prepared for...... Is owner or builder written after "for"?

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ghunnar
Aug 28, 2012 2:56 pm
ghunnar
BIGZ
BIGZ
28 August 2012

Can You Bargain With The Builder?

Can You Bargain With The Builder?
WA

Make sure your builder provides a breakdown of the siteworks costs so that you can compare apples against apples instead of apples against a…

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BIGZ
Aug 28, 2012 12:59 pm
BIGZ
trm
trm
28 August 2012

Montgomery Homes

Montgomery Homes
NSW

Update. Been in for a year last week! Still chasing Montgomery Homes to close out some plumbing Quality Assurance issues raised by Fair Trading during the build. I have…

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trm
Aug 28, 2012 12:07 pm
our dream home
our dream home
28 August 2012

Any feedback on GJ Gardner Geelong?

Any feedback on GJ Gardner Geelong?
VIC

Not in the Geelong area but we are building a Dennis family home! Be prepared for a Long contract wait so if you are near ready and want one of their homes I'd go and…

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our dream home
Aug 28, 2012 11:26 am
leighton
leighton
28 August 2012

Building inspections - do you need to quote building regs?

Building inspections - do you need to quote building regs?
VIC

no a fault is a fault. builder should see that but it sometimes helps because builders dont always know. e.g. meter box exposed to weather should now be flashed not sealed…

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leighton
Aug 28, 2012 8:14 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
28 August 2012

Private Builders: Epping / Craigieburn / Mernda Region

Private Builders: Epping / Craigieburn / Mernda Region
VIC

see no-one answered this. did you get your builder? been a while , leighton at clark new homes

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leighton
Aug 28, 2012 8:09 am
leighton
kameruka
kameruka
28 August 2012

B&D Garage Door - TimberCoat costs

B&D Garage Door - TimberCoat costs
VIC

Timber coat is expensive and does not look as steel-line decowood garage door. Suggest you get a quote as I am not sure exactly how much it is>

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kameruka
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