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MissyP
MissyP
4 June 2012

What would your thoughts be?

What would your thoughts be?
WA

Not much help to the general discussion, but want to trump everyone's experiences... When our neighbours were having their pool constructed, twice, yes TWICE, the tradies…

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MissyP
Jun 04, 2012 4:14 pm
MissyP
LynneY
LynneY
4 June 2012

Alfresco - when building with Dechellis in SA

Alfresco - when building with Dechellis in SA
SA

Thanks 1stBuildFR! :-) It sounds like you got a good deal. Your builder sounds reasonable and very transparent about costs! I definitely agree with you with regards to…

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LynneY
Jun 04, 2012 11:28 am
soakedblonde
soakedblonde
3 June 2012

Help.... Farmhouse style houses

Help.... Farmhouse style houses
WA

Welcome to the forum :D There are a few more who have a farmhouse/country style range: - Ventura - C0tent Living - Shelford Homes Other builders that don't have a…

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soakedblonde
Jun 03, 2012 11:11 pm
soakedblonde
gogo65
gogo65
3 June 2012

Walk in robe layout -opinions please

Walk in robe layout -opinions please
NSW
1, 2

Ok, my original thought was to have two sections long, so dearest jodge, can you swap the three middle sections around, (on the long wall) so two long and one double…

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gogo65
Jun 03, 2012 9:05 pm
gogo65
Sarie
Sarie
3 June 2012

First Home Builder - The Vale - WA Housing Centre

First Home Builder - The Vale - WA Housing Centre
WA
1, 2

Hi paulzie Just wondering what your colour render is?

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Sarie
Jun 03, 2012 7:42 pm
wrethm01
wrethm01
3 June 2012

Our Build !! Seville Grove Nearly at handover! some pics!

Our Build !! Seville Grove Nearly at handover! some pics!
WA
1, 2

Wow - looking good! Definately think your feature render needs to be a darker shade of grey.. doesn't have to be the same colour of the roof but somewhere half way…

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wrethm01
Jun 03, 2012 12:04 pm
wrethm01
Skyzie85
Skyzie85
2 June 2012

Where did you get your water tank?

Where did you get your water tank?
NSW

Hi gonecountry, We need one as well...I've priced one from tank world & it was $1700 delivered & installed. I was actually expecting it to be quite a lot more expensive…

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Skyzie85
Jun 03, 2012 12:08 am
hurryupandbuy
hurryupandbuy
2 June 2012

Surf View Estate Torquay

Surf View Estate Torquay
VIC

Hey All, Wondering if anyone else out there is getting the run around with their titles from the developer? I have received 3 letters, every 3 months saying they will be…

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hurryupandbuy
Jun 02, 2012 10:32 pm
hurryupandbuy
Jen1977
Jen1977
2 June 2012

Sealing Grout

Sealing Grout
QLD

In our last house we put in white 600 x 600 tiles. We sealed the grout two ways. One was a spray on sealer that you could get from the tile store and one was a paint on…

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Jen1977
Jun 02, 2012 9:36 pm
marybond2012
marybond2012
2 June 2012

please help:garage door colour

please help:garage door colour

My vote is Jarrah garage... Just like alkalised mentioned it will give it the wow factor :) Its like adding a little bling to your home hehehe We have chosen Light render…

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marybond2012
Jun 02, 2012 11:41 am
marybond2012
greenfish
greenfish
1 June 2012

Which Garage Door?

Which Garage Door?
WA

+ 1 treeseachanger. BUT OP it is YOUR house, ultimately it is only you who can decide if the upgrade cost is justifiable. If you love it then do it.

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greenfish
Jun 01, 2012 9:46 pm
greenfish
chlodam
chlodam
1 June 2012

Aveley Green

Aveley Green
WA

Hi! Yes it is! Though still just a vacant estate at the moment... We are building with Ideal Homes, they have been fantastic so far ! I can't wait to just get everything moving ::lol::

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chlodam
Jun 01, 2012 5:00 pm
dreamcometrue
dreamcometrue
1 June 2012

CheerupCharlie's house - Updated Photos MOVED IN

CheerupCharlie's house - Updated Photos MOVED IN
QLD
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Life here is fantastic. It's great having a house thats been totally designed around our needs as a family. :D This is what I hope to be…

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dreamcometrue
Jun 01, 2012 4:36 pm
dreamcometrue
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
1 June 2012

Exterior Colour Schemes...am I on the right track???

Exterior Colour Schemes...am I on the right track???
VIC

Hi, I don't understand the black roof tiles unless you need solar gain in winter? Far too hot for summer! Also please post a pic of the facade. It will help everyone help…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 01, 2012 3:46 pm
Adolf
Adolf
1 June 2012

BCJ - Baldivis, WA. Impressions. BRICKWORK! (Many Photos!)

BCJ - Baldivis, WA. Impressions. BRICKWORK! (Many Photos!)
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi @Nelly, the fridge recess wasn't an upgrade but just an adjustment to the wall to make the recess deep enough so that the fridge didn't stick out. I'm not happy with…

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Adolf
Jun 01, 2012 1:06 pm
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
1 June 2012

cost of making internal changes to plan - Henley

cost of making internal changes to plan - Henley
VIC

Thanks. I have spoken to my administrator and she has advised that there is no cost to move the microwave. Funny how Cosham charges you and then…

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PolkaDots
Jun 01, 2012 10:57 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
31 May 2012

Soundproofing Costs

Soundproofing Costs
VIC

You can get soundstop plasterboard it does cost a bit, I had one room done and it was more expensive for the plasterboard upgrade than the acoustic batts...its recommended…

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theanonyuser
Jun 01, 2012 12:53 am
Liliana
Liliana
31 May 2012

Timber gates western suburbs of Melbourne

Timber gates western suburbs of Melbourne
VIC

We need to put in some gates next to our house and I was hoping to have some kind of hardwood so they would last - may be silvertop ash like our front porch deck. Can…

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Liliana
May 31, 2012 7:20 pm
Daedalus
Daedalus
31 May 2012

When do the best sales occur ???

When do the best sales occur ???
WA

Hi Mary, with the way the retail market is nowadays there is pretty much sales on all the time - but if you can hold out until EOFYS then that would be the best time for…

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Daedalus
May 31, 2012 5:17 pm
Daedalus
Pakman
Pakman
31 May 2012

Getting gas bayonet instaled by builder

Getting gas bayonet instaled by builder
WA

delatite13 thanks for the input, it doesn't appear to be illegal in WA. a quick look online at gas plumbers shows most of them advertising to install negus points. I…

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Pakman
May 31, 2012 2:50 pm
bulbian
bulbian
31 May 2012

LED Downlights - how much V & W

LED Downlights - how much V & W
WA

Lumen output is important. An LED downlight should have an equivalent lumen level as a halogen it's replacing. However, Lux should also be taken into consideration. Lux is…

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bulbian
May 31, 2012 12:20 pm
Sammyjane31
Sammyjane31
31 May 2012

Porter Davis Forestdale 29 in Tarneit - We've got the keys !

Porter Davis Forestdale 29 in Tarneit - We've got the keys !
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Its in Cranbourne, I cant remember the name but if i go by the area on the weekend i will let you know. :)

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Sammyjane31
May 31, 2012 11:33 am
mgilla
mgilla
31 May 2012

ceiling no cornice

ceiling no cornice
WA

I think its a great look. one of the reasons it cost more is they need to go to next size plasterboard sheet to get the wall to meet ceiling. Your standard wall height is…

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mgilla
May 31, 2012 8:57 am
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
30 May 2012

Anyone want some insulation batts? (SORRY NOT ANY MORE)

Anyone want some insulation batts? (SORRY NOT ANY MORE)
QLD

yeah theft on building sites must be a massive problem. I wonder what can be done about it? Hidden camera in the portaloo maybe?

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daveinthehills
May 30, 2012 10:20 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
30 May 2012

What colour garage door?

What colour garage door?
VIC

I've heard that woodland grey throws green in some lights. But judging from your selections this won't be a bad thing. But if you don't like the green undertones it is…

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Treeseachanger
May 30, 2012 8:04 pm
dazandstace
dazandstace
30 May 2012

How deep are fence post into the ground?

How deep are fence post into the ground?
VIC

Well will be award as he is my neighbour 2 doors down

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dazandstace
May 30, 2012 4:11 pm
dazandstace
Mclaren
Mclaren
30 May 2012

Building in Magill SA

Building in Magill SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Thanks and good luck with the last leg of your build!!

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Mclaren
May 30, 2012 3:41 pm
Mclaren
mgilla
mgilla
30 May 2012

HELP How to paint black aluminum door frame & add deadlock?

HELP How to paint black aluminum door frame & add deadlock?
VIC

Putting a dead lock in is no harder than putting one into a timber frame. A hole in the corners of the peice you want to cut out and a sharp chisel is all you need. You…

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mgilla
May 30, 2012 12:43 pm
First Home Buyer
First Home Buyer
30 May 2012

New Estate Point Cook

New Estate Point Cook
VIC

I believe they are charging in advance for not having any body corporate fees like other estates in point cook! How are the land prices in Saratoga estate which is just…

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First Home Buyer
May 30, 2012 12:26 pm
The JJs
The JJs
29 May 2012

How long from scheduling till movement on block???

How long from scheduling till movement on block???
WA

Our situation probably isn't the best to go by, but we've been in scheduling for nearly 10 weeks. We were told 4-6 weeks, if building licence was approved in a timely…

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The JJs
May 29, 2012 11:27 pm
The JJs
Chanskies
Chanskies
29 May 2012

Casaview anyone built with them

Casaview anyone built with them
NSW

I thought exactly the same thing as you Aaron. That's why we chose Casaview as well.

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Chanskies
May 29, 2012 6:48 pm
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
29 May 2012

Painter Perth

Painter Perth
WA

Has anyone who has built or building in perth had quotes for internal painting. Or have someone you can recommend that you were happy with ??

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off2theburbs
May 29, 2012 5:23 pm
4drake9
4drake9
29 May 2012

Increased Ceiling Heights and windows

Increased Ceiling Heights and windows
VIC

I wouldn't think so, depends how small they are. I haven't done so in my place. I actually isn't normally thought about by most people building a new home. Good topic. You…

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4drake9
May 29, 2012 5:16 pm
namweng
namweng
29 May 2012

Would you Build again?

Would you Build again?
WA

I'm a few weeks away from signing our final contract... although the experience has haunted me a little I'll definitely build again. I believe the overall satisfaction…

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namweng
May 29, 2012 3:40 pm
mansfieldqld
mansfieldqld
29 May 2012

I need to pick someone's brains..

I need to pick someone's brains..
WA
1, 2

Well I had a further play - as I like to do. Not sure what is more important to you but if you were interested in a triple garage you could rejig a few things (though it…

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mansfieldqld
May 29, 2012 1:41 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
29 May 2012

Cost of a custom build

Cost of a custom build
VIC

Squares are one of those curious anachronisms like six feet being tall and ten pound babies being painful, seriously painful! I am happy to talk square metres but if you…

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builderforlife
May 29, 2012 12:43 pm
builderforlife
Stage#2
Stage#2
29 May 2012

Paving - Adelaide

Paving - Adelaide
SA

Would like to get some quotes on paving - we are in the Southern suburbs - who did you use? would you recommend them? Thank in advance :D

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Stage#2
May 29, 2012 11:40 am
Stage#2
AC27
AC27
28 May 2012

Window to meet energy requirement

Window to meet energy requirement
WA

asked my builder to rename the theatre room to storage room today on the plans, to that she replied with your theatre roomit is too big to be called a storage room and…

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AC27
May 28, 2012 10:48 pm
williams2111
williams2111
28 May 2012

change crossover, need urgent help, engineering drawings

change crossover, need urgent help, engineering drawings

I feel your pain. We are building at Sandhurst and had to wait weeks for our driveway change drawings. Sandhurst are having a lot of trouble with their engineering firm. I…

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williams2111
May 28, 2012 10:18 pm
custombuilder
custombuilder
28 May 2012

James Hardie Linea board

James Hardie Linea board

Hi built a house with linea , we used the standard timber stops in lieu of hardies stops, fair bit cheaper happy building

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custombuilder
May 28, 2012 9:53 pm
custombuilder
custombuilder
28 May 2012

Kit Homes

Kit Homes
VIC

better to get a builder to go to lockup. safer and easier

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custombuilder
May 28, 2012 9:39 pm
nina marie
nina marie
28 May 2012

Show us your builders mess!

Show us your builders mess!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

who knows what's in there Gogo!

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nina marie
May 28, 2012 8:22 pm
nina marie
azeeth
azeeth
28 May 2012

Sienna Way Havana Estate Pakenham

Sienna Way Havana Estate Pakenham
VIC

Anyone yet following this forum. There are around 30 houses under construction in stage 1 so far.

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azeeth
May 28, 2012 7:26 pm
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bee84
May 28, 2012 6:28 pm
dazandstace
dazandstace
28 May 2012

Fencing

Fencing
VIC

We are not in your local area, but we paid $65p/m for capped timber fencing with exposed posts.

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dazandstace
May 28, 2012 3:46 pm
dazandstace
becca84
becca84
28 May 2012

When do they Install External Powerpoints?

When do they Install External Powerpoints?
WA

Thanks Atom_ute and mgilla, i think i remember seeing wires coming out the wall, but ill have to go have a look to make sure :P

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becca84
May 28, 2012 3:16 pm
nashvilleblue
nashvilleblue
28 May 2012

Lexi 4 at Ambrosia Estate, Cranbourne West

Lexi 4 at Ambrosia Estate, Cranbourne West
VIC
1, 2

Thanks so much, your house is amazing, congratulations!

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nashvilleblue
May 28, 2012 1:11 pm
nashvilleblue
gelatiii
gelatiii
27 May 2012

Extra Charge for painting trim/sills different colour

Extra Charge for painting trim/sills different colour
QLD

Makes you wonder what’s next? Once upon a time you got a house where everything in it was of decent quality and good enough to live in and…

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gelatiii
May 27, 2012 6:48 pm

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