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Muppardo
Muppardo
18 April 2012

Coral Homes - Noosa 279. New Pics 17/04

Coral Homes - Noosa 279. New Pics 17/04
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Thanks dreamsrgood and Mclaren.. Yeah we are very pleased, it all came together great and we love it. Our tradies were great, being a shift worker i was around there a…

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Muppardo
Apr 18, 2012 11:22 am
Goalump
Goalump
18 April 2012

First home project - DFH Brookdale

First home project - DFH Brookdale
VIC

I thought it was that. The number of days outlined is 210, but a number of my friends have said it should take less, depending on the weather (fingers crossed).

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Goalump
Apr 18, 2012 11:50 am
mumontherun
mumontherun
18 April 2012

Prestart booked :))

Prestart booked :))
WA

:lol: I have done the same thing, I have had my colours sorted for weeks but now we are about to start I am panicing about the brick colour, because the sample I had sent to me…

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mumontherun
Apr 18, 2012 2:55 pm
applesplats
applesplats
18 April 2012

building broker for gold coast

building broker for gold coast
QLD

hey there, just wondering if anyone has any experience with using building brokers and whether anyone can recommend on for the gold coast area? appreciated!

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applesplats
Apr 18, 2012 4:01 pm
building-expert
building-expert
18 April 2012

To get an independent building inspector, or not

To get an independent building inspector, or not
WA
1, 2, 3

Good post zeitgeber, I saw that in the paper today as well. Of course none of this is any news to me I have seen dozens of clients devastated. I have accused Building…

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building-expert
Apr 18, 2012 5:45 pm
building-expert
jpc
jpc
18 April 2012

External Colours. Help! Having second thoughts

External Colours. Help! Having second thoughts
VIC

Thanks for your responses :) . Onewheel, your colours are quite similar to ours, just that we went for the dark garage door. Mimi, we are having the front door painted in…

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jpc
Apr 18, 2012 8:31 pm
* jas *
* jas *
18 April 2012

Suggestions/opinions sought?

Suggestions/opinions sought?
QLD

We will be having a charcoal paved driveway with an almond border, our house is almond bricks and roof is monument.

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* jas *
Apr 19, 2012 12:01 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
19 April 2012

QldGirls Build

QldGirls Build
QLD

Be brave Allycat1 - we're all here to help ...

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Mclaren
Apr 19, 2012 12:05 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
Mclaren
19 April 2012

Windows in garage

Windows in garage
NSW

We don't have a window or an external door in the garage. In hindsight it would have been nice to have a window but that wall gets the hot morning sun so perhaps not. It…

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Mclaren
Apr 19, 2012 1:16 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
Mclaren
19 April 2012

Is there a pattern of emotions when building? Am I right?

Is there a pattern of emotions when building? Am I right?
VIC

... and as you near the end of the build and have a date for handover all sorts of strange emotions take over .. lots of people have spoken about that and it's true. I…

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Mclaren
Apr 19, 2012 4:52 pm
Mclaren
KAN
KAN
19 April 2012

Floor Tiles

Floor Tiles
VIC

Hi The range of tiles we chose from had matt porcelain and polished porcelain tiles as well as varying sizes. We went for a 300 x 600 matt porcelain in the bathroom and…

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KAN
Apr 19, 2012 5:45 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
20 April 2012

ADSL 2 eucalypt estate, wollert

ADSL 2 eucalypt estate, wollert
VIC

Wireless will likely be more expensive than going with someone off the telstra wholesale exchange.

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cmhamilton
Apr 20, 2012 7:27 am
sleven
sleven
20 April 2012

BAL compliance - doors (bifolds esp.)

BAL compliance - doors (bifolds esp.)
VIC

No problems Try these guys: http://www.blockoutblinds.com.au/ They are great - we have our plantation shutters with these guys and before this Summer we will be ordering…

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sleven
Apr 20, 2012 1:00 pm
sleven
dreaman
dreaman
20 April 2012

Our New Build The Pareece *Fowler Homes*- Lock up

Our New Build The Pareece *Fowler Homes*- Lock up
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey B&V, also wondering if any brick work has been done, we have chosed the same and would love to hear and see how it is going, you happy with the colour choice?

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dreaman
Apr 20, 2012 2:40 pm
bashworth
bashworth
20 April 2012

Digging under the foundation for removing blocked sewer pipe

Digging under the foundation for removing blocked sewer pipe

If the slab hasn't cracked yet it should be OK as long as the backfill doesn't settle. A weak concrete mix is the best solution as it will flow under the slab and will…

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bashworth
Apr 20, 2012 4:09 pm
bashworth
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
20 April 2012

yay..we have council approval for our poop system

yay..we have council approval for our poop system
WA

imagine being excited about poo ::lol:: shire was really quick - about 10 days.... hopefully they building section will be just as quick when plans get submitted

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GardenofNeedn-58
Apr 20, 2012 7:05 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
20 April 2012

"Classic" kitchen colours

"Classic" kitchen colours
WA
1, 2, 3

Mclaren, I'll look into the normal slider closer to the time. We've just found out that titles may not issue until March 2013 ::: although the developer reckons he is…

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Treeseachanger
Apr 20, 2012 7:06 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
21 April 2012

meeting with ss next week, just quick question guys

meeting with ss next week, just quick question guys
VIC

No not really as our tradies are generally doing a pretty good job (except for the painters apparently as the SS isn't happy with them) - the inspector was surprised at…

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cmhamilton
Apr 21, 2012 10:43 am
SunshineT
SunshineT
21 April 2012

Can you help us decide between two builders?

Can you help us decide between two builders?
VIC

Scout - we have a similar odd shaped triangular block to you. As you have discovered, going the independent route is the best way to go. To our surprise (and I always…

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SunshineT
Apr 21, 2012 11:03 am
SunshineT
akashra
akashra
21 April 2012

Building with hebel on poles

Building with hebel on poles
SA

Whatever is standard in Metricoin's Allegra range. I think that's C2 or C3 with the current promo?

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akashra
Apr 21, 2012 5:24 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
21 April 2012

Terracedale25 - Clarendon Homes - pic updates !

Terracedale25 - Clarendon Homes - pic updates !
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

hey Bindi Sorry, hadnt checked this forum for a while. I kinda gave up posting on this forum since Nov. Things were going everywhere especially during the final stages of…

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rajan_g4
Apr 21, 2012 9:33 pm
rajan_g4
SunshineT
SunshineT
21 April 2012

Double doors into home theatre? Or single?

Double doors into home theatre? Or single?
WA
1, 2

If north is directly in the corner where the Alfresco is then bingo! that is the perfect solar orientation. All your living areas are facing beautifully north. If West is…

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SunshineT
Apr 21, 2012 10:23 pm
SunshineT
ItalianGlassDecor
ItalianGlassDecor
22 April 2012

Couldn't find the right Lighting solution

Couldn't find the right Lighting solution
SA

Hi Everyone When I built my first home, lighting was a HUGE problem as my wife and I at the time could not find anything that really suited our Decor solutions. Problems…

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ItalianGlassDecor
Apr 22, 2012 2:57 pm
ItalianGlassDecor
Lisie89
Lisie89
22 April 2012

Building Piara Waters/Harrisdale/Forrestdale?

Building Piara Waters/Harrisdale/Forrestdale?
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Yeah that's the one I'm talking about so it's an oval :) the shopping centre doesn't sound too far away.

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Lisie89
Apr 22, 2012 6:32 pm
snowing
snowing
23 April 2012

changes to prelim stage plans - whats the cost?????

changes to prelim stage plans - whats the cost?????
QLD

At early stage, these kind of changes will happen. I would suggest you play with your prelim design and identify the more significant changes first. Since you have a…

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snowing
Apr 23, 2012 5:31 am
mgilla
mgilla
23 April 2012

Driveway, stamped or stenciled?

Driveway, stamped or stenciled?

Stenciled will give you more options for pattern, where stamped will limit you to what ever stamps the concretor has. Saying that I can't remember the last time I seen a…

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mgilla
Apr 23, 2012 8:37 am
BradS
BradS
23 April 2012

Builder painted handrails gloss white instead of staining!!!

Builder painted handrails gloss white instead of staining!!!
VIC

I guess if you had an email or something telling them it was to be stained you may be able to work something out with the builder, but i guess its been signed off on so…

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BradS
Apr 23, 2012 9:30 am
mgilla
mgilla
23 April 2012

FIxout Payment

FIxout Payment
NSW

What was the contract used that only left 3% after fixout? I haven't filled a HIA contract out for a while but from memory there's at least 15% left after fixout. But…

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mgilla
Apr 23, 2012 2:10 pm
cherub
cherub
23 April 2012

Alfresco Kitchen before or after handover

Alfresco Kitchen before or after handover
NSW

If modifying the roof line then that should be done through the builder, wont be cheaper just more streamlined, Get some figures off your builder

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cherub
Apr 23, 2012 4:26 pm
DestinationTranmere
DestinationTranmere
23 April 2012

DestinationTranmere (we have planning!)

DestinationTranmere (we have planning!)
TAS
1, 2, 3

Time tics away, I've updated our blog at http://destinationtranmere.blogspot.com.au

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DestinationTranmere
Apr 23, 2012 6:12 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
23 April 2012

Westminster Homes

Westminster Homes
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

:z: :z: :z: yay Springtime! Well deserved :: :: I hope other Westminster people are going OK? I just missed out signing up with Westminster in time and now with Zen, Ryan is with…

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SunshineT
Apr 23, 2012 9:43 pm
SunshineT
Dexter
Dexter
23 April 2012

New home cost

New home cost
WA

the same thing happened to us too! We went custom designer straight away and got blown away by the costings, actually had pushed my budget significantly and it was even…

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Dexter
Apr 23, 2012 9:58 pm
Brent80
Brent80
23 April 2012

Architectural Home Builders Brisbane Area

Architectural Home Builders Brisbane Area
QLD

thought so myself builderforlife. I was planning on flying into see the project at major points along the way but this seems like a pretty good way of keeping my…

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Brent80
Apr 24, 2012 12:03 am
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
24 April 2012

Site Costs

Site Costs
VIC

I agree if you are worried about taking the risk of using a different block, then it would probably be the cheaper option to get a new crossover made. you don't want to…

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nglbuilder
Apr 24, 2012 2:18 pm
kitkat90
kitkat90
24 April 2012

Upgrade costs

Upgrade costs
QLD
1, 2

One thing I completely forgot to put on the list, and that is really important, is air con! Does this come standard or is it extra (if so,…

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kitkat90
Apr 24, 2012 3:57 pm
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sherro1
Apr 24, 2012 5:34 pm
Lot927
Lot927
24 April 2012

Help with colours - Austral Earth Bricks

Help with colours - Austral Earth Bricks
NSW

Hi... We have the Austral Symmetry Earth... We have a charcoal roof Jasper gutter and Fascia.... I have uploaded pics on my H1 thread and here is my blog..

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Lot927
Apr 24, 2012 10:37 pm
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
24 April 2012

YET again issue with Metr!con

YET again issue with Metr!con
VIC
1, 2, 3

where abouts is Sutherland , i can tell u which people to reccm and which to stay away from

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d3vil_nik
Apr 24, 2012 11:42 pm
daveandally1
daveandally1
24 April 2012

Deciding on builder

Deciding on builder
WA
1, 2

Hey myhouseinOz, I have a feeling you'll be almost in my street.... I'm in that 'empty' section across the street from the piles of rock and dirt!

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daveandally1
Apr 25, 2012 12:13 am
daveandally1
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
24 April 2012

Window coverings

Window coverings
QLD

hey guys anyone here got rollershutters installed?

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d3vil_nik
Apr 25, 2012 12:53 am
PADAMS2012
PADAMS2012
25 April 2012

Sloped lot, are we freaking out a bit?

Sloped lot, are we freaking out a bit?
VIC

actually, the engineers have told us we will not be able to get to the backyard from the back garage door because the water tank+ retaining walls on the side will be…

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PADAMS2012
Apr 25, 2012 2:38 pm
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dscsult
Apr 25, 2012 4:35 pm
Shakel
Shakel
25 April 2012

Our Piazza Dream Home ;)-It has been a while...sorry!

Our Piazza Dream Home ;)-It has been a while...sorry!
SA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Thank you Wildorchid! I am so proud of the curtains and your compliment meant a lot. It looks a lot better than the blue tarp lol dct thats good to hear that the house…

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Shakel
Apr 25, 2012 6:40 pm
Shakel
buildingbee
buildingbee
25 April 2012

How to check nasty demo company licences?

How to check nasty demo company licences?

thank you buildingbee!!! extremely useful. I would have looked like a right dill threatening to report them to the Dept Fair Trading, seeing…

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buildingbee
Apr 25, 2012 9:31 pm
Eiffel
Eiffel
25 April 2012

Eiffel's build!! Moved in pics!!!!

Eiffel's build!! Moved in pics!!!!
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

When I finally got the message through to him he is insisting that a shelf on top would look crap and that it needs to all just be 100mm for…

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Eiffel
Apr 25, 2012 9:44 pm
Eiffel
esm
esm
25 April 2012

Block behind another block

Block behind another block
WA

we built on a battle axe and enjoy the privacy... so far no issues with delivery guys who does not want to drive in the long driveway. we opted for this because the…

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esm
Apr 25, 2012 9:58 pm
soakedblonde
soakedblonde
25 April 2012

What is your total area (in sqm)?

What is your total area (in sqm)?
WA

House - 304.72 Garage - 40.99 Verandah - 50.39 Portico - 5.66 Alfresco - 59.47 Total - 461.23

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soakedblonde
Apr 25, 2012 11:07 pm
soakedblonde


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