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morox
morox
24 January 2012

Nature Park Rise - Yarra Junction Victoria

Nature Park Rise - Yarra Junction Victoria
VIC

Hi guys - I see some more action happening in the estate, any of it on your blocks? Will be nice to have a few more people in!

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morox
Jan 24, 2012 2:17 pm
benchmark carpentry
benchmark carpentry
24 January 2012

Sonobatts verses Soundscreen

Sonobatts verses Soundscreen
NSW

Yeah that would probably be a good idea. Thank you

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benchmark carpentry
Jan 24, 2012 3:52 pm
Crow
Crow
24 January 2012

How long did it take to get from start to PCI?? ANNOYED

How long did it take to get from start to PCI?? ANNOYED
NSW
1, 2

Yesterday : no-one on site. Enquiries to the builder revealed the tilers were finishing off another job but were coming later. Not sure what time they got there but they…

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Crow
Jan 24, 2012 6:05 pm
OyabunG
OyabunG
24 January 2012

Building in 2012 - Perth WA

Building in 2012 - Perth WA
WA

Hi Barnseee, not sure what made you think that Lorimer is a better builder over Perceptions. I have built with Lorimer Homes and like someone mentioned before the thing…

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OyabunG
Jan 24, 2012 6:27 pm
doublej2500
doublej2500
24 January 2012

Building with Burbank?

Building with Burbank?
VIC

Hi, I'm hoping to develop my new home with Burbank in Quarters, Cranbourne. Anybody have any bad experience (or good as well) with building…

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doublej2500
Jan 24, 2012 8:20 pm
mum2matt
mum2matt
24 January 2012

Clearing titled land - Highlands Craigieburn

Clearing titled land - Highlands Craigieburn
VIC

Hi All Wanting some input from other highlanders please... our block settled in mid december 2011 and part of the deal was that they were going to clear the block of…

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mum2matt
Jan 24, 2012 8:21 pm
kimm33
kimm33
24 January 2012

my new home :)

my new home :)
WA

hi all, well i went past my block last week and my land has been cleared!! yay progress :) but seems to go so slow at snails pace!! how long does it usually take when the…

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kimm33
Jan 24, 2012 9:13 pm
d@n
d@n
24 January 2012

External colours of new house

External colours of new house
ACT

try www.postimage.org to host an image. Can give a better judgement on colours if we see the facade design.

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d@n
Jan 24, 2012 9:22 pm
glee
glee
25 January 2012

Owner Builder - Quakers Hill: Best slab types

Owner Builder - Quakers Hill: Best slab types
NSW

Hello, I am an owner builder in the process of getting structural engineering plans. I am having issues as my architect and engineer continue to disagree. Architect…

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glee
Jan 25, 2012 4:15 pm
glee
glee
25 January 2012

Waffle pod vs pier and slab

Waffle pod vs pier and slab
NSW

Designing double storey brick veneer residence on soil H. What is the best foundation, waffle pod or pier and slab? Thanks for your replies in advance.

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glee
Jan 25, 2012 6:35 pm
gogo65
gogo65
25 January 2012

Owner Builder - Quakers Hill: Best slab types

Owner Builder - Quakers Hill: Best slab types
NSW

Hi Glee, We moved from Quakers just over a year ago and lived their about 8yrs. Our previous home was slab on ground and it moved like a…

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gogo65
Jan 25, 2012 7:52 pm
gogo65
BradS
BradS
25 January 2012

Terrible looking brickwork on front entrance of Creswick 24

Terrible looking brickwork on front entrance of Creswick 24
VIC

Is there a dye or something similar that you could use to paint the concrete?

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BradS
Jan 25, 2012 8:16 pm
jayw
jayw
26 January 2012

How much should site works be?

How much should site works be?
WA

Yeh can be bigger than Ben Hur but keep in mind, your building a house! ::lol:: Ask your builder if they can do a waffle pod slab, or framed construction. We did a waffle pod…

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jayw
Jan 26, 2012 12:00 pm
jayw
amandaander
amandaander
26 January 2012

Land Settlement Q

Land Settlement Q
WA

Congrats on settlement - I hope it all went ahead with no problems! I would think that titles have already been issued for you land - you can't settle without titles…

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amandaander
Jan 26, 2012 1:18 pm
Hornsbybuilder
Hornsbybuilder
26 January 2012

Casa View Homes/All Castle Homes

Casa View Homes/All Castle Homes
NSW

Hi, We are looking to build a new home with All Castle or Casa View in NSW. We have the tender with us and are sort of OK with it. But the worrying thing is…

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Hornsbybuilder
Jan 26, 2012 6:22 pm
sydbuild
sydbuild
26 January 2012

Promo's included in build,what did you get??

Promo's included in build,what did you get??
WA
1, 2

Eden braes current one we signed up for $1 ducted unit $1 kitchen upgrade stone benches, ss stove, dish, microwave and range hood $1 roof…

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sydbuild
Jan 26, 2012 6:26 pm
CoR
CoR
26 January 2012

WOW Homes

WOW Homes
WA

We pulled out after they tried getting us a credit card to live on etc. I cannot say anymore as it is a legality. Still trying to save for a deposit after losing my job,…

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CoR
Jan 26, 2012 6:33 pm
ORG
ORG
26 January 2012

Settlers Run DAP

Settlers Run DAP
VIC

Thanks Belinda! Glad someone could shed some light! :D We've bought in Finlow Street! We have since found where it says re: setbacks in the Guidelines book, but doesn't…

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ORG
Jan 26, 2012 9:53 pm
karienaf
karienaf
27 January 2012

Paperbark the Ponds - on completion valuations - any issues?

Paperbark the Ponds - on completion valuations - any issues?
NSW

hey all! we are currently finalising our fixed tender with Wisdom Homes (who have been fantastic so far) and have already started working with a landscaper on a design…

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karienaf
Jan 27, 2012 11:27 am
eacool
eacool
27 January 2012

Rightbuild Homes

Rightbuild Homes
WA

We have built with rightbuild. So if anyone is interested in our experience then please feel free to PM me, and I can tell you what you must watch out for if you want a…

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eacool
Jan 27, 2012 12:12 pm
sleven
sleven
27 January 2012

Help with First Home Owners Grant Victoria

Help with First Home Owners Grant Victoria
VIC

Yes - you can still get it. You will have to ask the developer to provide a letter to advise that you have signed contracts before that date but the land is delayed. Same…

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sleven
Jan 27, 2012 3:23 pm
sleven
springtime
springtime
27 January 2012

Bel's new house - Roof - tick

Bel's new house - Roof - tick
NSW
1 ... 41, 42, 43

Hi Bel & Nina, How are you going ladies, I hope you're having some sort of success? I hope this year brings all of the WM customers luck , success & closure to all of our…

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springtime
Jan 27, 2012 8:46 pm
Eiffel
Eiffel
28 January 2012

Your selections!

Your selections!
SA

We went through lots of display homes. I also looked at lots of magazines (any that are home/house related ie Home Beautiful, Country homes etc) to get an idea of what…

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Eiffel
Jan 28, 2012 7:45 am
Eiffel
Casa2
Casa2
28 January 2012

Help me make a decision! Eaves width

Help me make a decision! Eaves width
WA

I would, and have, go for 450 mm all round. Looks better and is environmentally friendlier (OK, it depends on which side they are on).

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Casa2
Jan 28, 2012 3:42 pm
robinred55
robinred55
28 January 2012

Did you get a handover present from builder?

Did you get a handover present from builder?
NSW

We got a picnic insulated backpack with a bottle of wine. The backpack was excellent quality. Have to say though after a year of being in our house we havent used it and…

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robinred55
Jan 28, 2012 3:52 pm
springtime
springtime
28 January 2012

Block selection - what do you consider

Block selection - what do you consider
NSW

robbie55 please don't despair, I didn't mean to put you off corner blocks . You will find that most builders have designs specifically suited for corner blocks, so it…

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springtime
Jan 28, 2012 10:38 pm
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CC101
Jan 29, 2012 12:38 am
nrh157
nrh157
29 January 2012

changing colours and electrics on plan at siteworks stage??

changing colours and electrics on plan at siteworks stage??
WA

Hi, You are likely to get hit with fees. We wanted a PP moved 100mm & was informed that we would be hit with a $500 admin fee. Ended up having a quiet chat to SS and it…

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nrh157
Jan 29, 2012 6:14 am
nrh157
gogo65
gogo65
29 January 2012

Is it best if all windows on a front elevation are the same?

Is it best if all windows on a front elevation are the same?
WA

I agree that the windows need to be the same design but different sizes particularly with your elevation. The study wall is quite narrow in comparison to the bedroom wall,…

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gogo65
Jan 29, 2012 8:41 am
gogo65
squashedrex
squashedrex
29 January 2012

Floor plans - they all seem the same!

Floor plans - they all seem the same!
SA

Thanks for clearing this up. I thought it sounded a bit suspect at the time. Glad I didn't choose them.

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squashedrex
Jan 29, 2012 1:24 pm
jimnsal
jimnsal
29 January 2012

Main Bedroom window - Help me choose

Main Bedroom window - Help me choose
WA

Hey Chris, I agree with the previous post that the bigger the window, the harder it is to fit furniture, consider the type of furniture you'd get to help with your…

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jimnsal
Jan 29, 2012 3:45 pm
jimnsal
BradS
BradS
30 January 2012

Custom Waredrobe fitout

Custom Waredrobe fitout
NSW

I dont know prices or anything but found out on the weekend that our tile suppliers son does wardrobe fitouts. If he is anywhere near as friendly and willing to help as…

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BradS
Jan 30, 2012 12:10 pm
james_d
james_d
30 January 2012

Air Con Help

Air Con Help
VIC

Generally a multi split will be dearer than an equivalent size ducted system. Retrofitting multi units is also harder unless all the heads (indoor units) are on an…

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james_d
Jan 30, 2012 4:14 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
30 January 2012

Site Excavation help - builder charging too much?

Site Excavation help - builder charging too much?
VIC

Have a look at this thread to see how much some people in this forum have paid for soil…

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zeitgeber
Jan 30, 2012 5:18 pm
zeitgeber
winner
winner
30 January 2012

Delay in construction period

Delay in construction period
VIC

winner, I think you are posting in the wrong thread, however I'll try and answer anyway. Our builder first proposed to provide us with a…

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winner
Jan 30, 2012 5:59 pm
Barnseee
Barnseee
30 January 2012

Price of Corinthian Pivot Entrance Doors with one sidelight.

Price of Corinthian Pivot Entrance Doors with one sidelight.
VIC

Got quoted 3.3k from my builder with door handles or staining. Anyone else got prices? Hume doors said they start from 3k installed.

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Barnseee
Jan 30, 2012 6:39 pm
bashworth
bashworth
30 January 2012

Re-Establishment Survey needed on fenced off land???

Re-Establishment Survey needed on fenced off land???
VIC

If the adjoining houses have only just been built it might be worth looking to see if you can find the pegs. There are some hints at this link http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=386

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bashworth
Jan 30, 2012 9:01 pm
bashworth
Jaans
Jaans
31 January 2012

Data cabling for house in Brisbane Western Suburbs

Data cabling for house in Brisbane Western Suburbs
QLD

*bump* Any recommendations for a local Brisbane electrician?

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Jaans
Jan 31, 2012 12:06 am
hurryupandbuy
hurryupandbuy
31 January 2012

Ugly pipe work

Ugly pipe work

Dont think your pic uploaded properly.......

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hurryupandbuy
Jan 31, 2012 12:12 am
hurryupandbuy
nw2468
nw2468
31 January 2012

Building in Melbourne

Building in Melbourne
VIC

Thanks ! :D Much appreciated

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nw2468
Jan 31, 2012 1:16 am
bashworth
bashworth
31 January 2012

Exposed slab - how to fix this?

Exposed slab - how to fix this?

Your problem is typical of sloping sites unless you go split level. I have the same issue but in my case its only about 400mm Raised garden beds around the house are the…

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bashworth
Jan 31, 2012 5:15 am
bashworth

Its all too hard at the moment :) My excuse is that we decided to focus on the outside of the house first... so that it was no longer a muddy mess. However really we are…

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miss_new_home_owner
Jan 31, 2012 2:06 pm
miss_new_home_owner
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Helyn
Jan 31, 2012 3:43 pm
Helyn
nrh157
nrh157
31 January 2012

Telstra velocity and no data issues

Telstra velocity and no data issues
NSW

Hi Nayzv, Your best source of info on velocity/FTTH is Tesltra's site. http://www.telstra.com.au/smart-community/home-owners Has a number…

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nrh157
Jan 31, 2012 7:44 pm
nrh157
Venturai
Venturai
1 February 2012

Kim's build with Homestart :)

Kim's build with Homestart :)
WA

lol very good point!! i am building with homestart at the moment in seville grove!! so excited i finally have a sab yay me!!! :)

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Venturai
Feb 01, 2012 8:16 am
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
1 February 2012

Land in Tarneit Gardens, Stage 16 - Retaining wall

Land in Tarneit Gardens, Stage 16 - Retaining wall
VIC

Back onto the main point of your query though - you probably wont have much luck as fixed site costs are just…

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cmhamilton
Feb 01, 2012 8:38 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
1 February 2012

C&T Rose - Update - Flooring info

C&T Rose - Update - Flooring info
NSW
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Hi MrsRose, you never did post the pics of your curtains and blinds ... and some more of Callum please??? ::wink::

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Mclaren
Feb 01, 2012 11:12 am
Mclaren
Ashkate
Ashkate
1 February 2012

just excited -We just picked up the keys!!!!!!!!

just excited -We just picked up the keys!!!!!!!!
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Congrats on getting the keys!!! Can you PM the site you got the wall decal from?? Dying to get something for our place! :-) Def post some finished piccies and would love…

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Ashkate
Feb 01, 2012 3:38 pm
Ashkate
scotta_74
scotta_74
1 February 2012

Window frame movement in brick walls

Window frame movement in brick walls
WA

Your windows and the reveals around them should be packed out and nailed or screwed into the studs beside them. This needs to be done right or you may face movement issues…

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scotta_74
Feb 01, 2012 5:43 pm
dvestate
dvestate
1 February 2012

FACADE knocked back.. no idea what to do :/

FACADE knocked back.. no idea what to do :/
NSW
1, 2

So glad I didn't opt for a block on Oran Park drive now.... They should just get you to install the thickest insulation you can I was looking at a home that backed onto…

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dvestate
Feb 01, 2012 9:11 pm


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