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sohnaeo
sohnaeo
13 September 2012

SMART wiring For Eden Brae Build

SMART wiring For Eden Brae Build
NSW

hey rabsta, thanks for your info, I just taled to my EB sales agent and asked about the price difference for NBN, and he initially said price…

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sohnaeo
Sep 13, 2012 11:26 am
Johnson
Johnson
13 September 2012

Architects in Southern Tasmania

Architects in Southern Tasmania
TAS

I used Nigel Jones in Taroona -- he calls himself a "sustainable designer" and has some very good ideas regarding heat banks, solar passive, etc.

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Johnson
Sep 13, 2012 11:18 am
Johnson
ZACK1420
ZACK1420
13 September 2012

3 MONTHS AND STILL DECIDING RENDER COLOUR!!!

3 MONTHS AND STILL DECIDING RENDER COLOUR!!!
VIC

what do you guys think with the display house render colours? will they go with my dune windows and garage door? really stuck

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ZACK1420
Sep 13, 2012 8:41 am
weiwei0205
weiwei0205
13 September 2012

New to Forum - Anyone Build with Metrostrata

New to Forum - Anyone Build with Metrostrata
WA

I haven't seen much review about Metrostrata. Has anyone had the experience of building with them?

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weiwei0205
Sep 13, 2012 1:27 am
weiwei0205
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
12 September 2012

Internal sliding door

Internal sliding door
WA

Can anyone post pictures of how their internal sliding door, ie. to close off a hallway has been done. Just saw ours today an they have bricked in a normal door frame not…

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off2theburbs
Sep 12, 2012 11:52 pm
ultrawires
ultrawires
12 September 2012

Lot was ex-Parking Lot

Lot was ex-Parking Lot
VIC

All good comments and will consider my options in my negotiations, if we proceed. As a side-track, I'm thinking the "lava" rocks, I could use for my own landscaping, the…

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ultrawires
Sep 12, 2012 10:02 pm
TashnStu77
TashnStu77
12 September 2012

Our New Home Build

Our New Home Build
QLD

Hey nes173, I'm wondering where our pics of land and selections are? Look forward to you updating us as your plan is just ::kiss:: wish I was building it myself.

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TashnStu77
Sep 12, 2012 5:40 pm
TashnStu77
morningsunshine
morningsunshine
12 September 2012

Building at Wavell Heights with Adenbrook - final plans

Building at Wavell Heights with Adenbrook - final plans
QLD

I finally found someone in the same boat with us. We brought this block of land on the south side of Brisbane. It has sewer line running across the middle of the block and…

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morningsunshine
Sep 12, 2012 4:09 pm
doublej2500
doublej2500
12 September 2012

Tierra_KEYS TOMORROW!!!

Tierra_KEYS TOMORROW!!!
VIC
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How is the move in going?

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doublej2500
Sep 12, 2012 1:52 pm
juski
juski
12 September 2012

Adelaide Display Home Questions from a Country Bumpkin!

Adelaide Display Home Questions from a Country Bumpkin!
SA

Sorry to be late to the party but Lightsview displays are open both Sat and Sun. I think it's something like 1pm-5pm. :)

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juski
Sep 12, 2012 12:05 pm
juski
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
12 September 2012

Will using water tank causing issue to your pipe??

Will using water tank causing issue to your pipe??
VIC

If I buy existing house, can i still install this pex pipe? not sure what you mean by separate cistern valve, are you saying I need to install…

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SaveH2O
Sep 12, 2012 10:20 am
SaveH2O
Tracey22
Tracey22
12 September 2012

SETTLEMENT

SETTLEMENT
VIC

Settlement today for stage 2A ! Cant wait :D Two yaers two long ::angry:: very happy now though and have met some wonderful new friends whilst camping out ( With the…

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Tracey22
Sep 12, 2012 9:52 am
Variegated
Variegated
11 September 2012

w0rx's build - strip footings

w0rx's build - strip footings
VIC

Looks fabulous - love the wrap around deck.

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Variegated
Sep 11, 2012 9:24 pm
Variegated
rb759
rb759
11 September 2012

Downlights installation (builder or sparky after the build?)

Downlights installation (builder or sparky after the build?)
SA

We'll probably go with just wiring to the center then. Just need to find an experienced sparky that won't charge an arm and leg to install these once we move in next…

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rb759
Sep 11, 2012 3:17 pm
Wateman
Wateman
11 September 2012

Is it possible to build to BOTH side boundaries?

Is it possible to build to BOTH side boundaries?
VIC

Thanks for all your help everyone. I ended up getting a straight answer from Devine themselves.. Apparently on narrow blocks such as the one next to us (10.5m) they are…

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Wateman
Sep 11, 2012 2:44 pm
Wateman
eeleen12
eeleen12
11 September 2012

Neighbour refuses to pay fence

Neighbour refuses to pay fence
VIC

hi sorry to hijack.. quick question building on a rear block should i replace my back boundary fence before or after my new home construction? just worried that the…

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eeleen12
Sep 11, 2012 11:46 am
surat
surat
11 September 2012

any one has the picture of NBN Fibre optic estate package?

any one has the picture of NBN Fibre optic estate package?
VIC

aah....thank you very much Tich101. This is what I want to know. Thanks again. edit: this conclude I better install now than later to make it ready. Tich, did you pay…

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surat
Sep 11, 2012 11:29 am
Bigblock7
Bigblock7
13 April 2017

My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania
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Wall looks fantastic! We haven't rented out using air BnB but have used it loads to book places to stay in. Best to be honest about the different quirks of the place,…

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Bigblock7
Apr 13, 2017 1:15 pm
Bigblock7
atom_ute
atom_ute
10 September 2012

solicitor or conveyancer for land and builder?

solicitor or conveyancer for land and builder?
VIC

It is up to you whether you want a solicitor to review the build contracts; it's always a good idea before signing legal documents for large…

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atom_ute
Sep 10, 2012 10:54 am
atom_ute
sherro1
sherro1
10 September 2012

Stage 15 Somerfield Estate - Barbecue Sunday 9th Sept 12:30

Stage 15 Somerfield Estate - Barbecue Sunday 9th Sept 12:30
VIC

Hi All, Was fantastic to meet you yesterday. For me, going from a pile of dirt, to a pile of dirt with some slabs, and now a dozen or so houses on the way, to meeting a…

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sherro1
Sep 10, 2012 9:20 am
building-expert
building-expert
9 September 2012

new construction building inspection clause

new construction building inspection clause
VIC

Hi huuthanh Don't bother with any contract clauses as the owner or the agent of the owner has statutory right of entry at any reasonable time. However builder has to be…

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building-expert
Sep 09, 2012 11:17 pm
building-expert
Jordanl1
Jordanl1
9 September 2012

What to do when thing haven't gone in to plan.

What to do when thing haven't gone in to plan.
VIC

Thanks for your input, I will wait and see what solution they come up with.

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Jordanl1
Sep 09, 2012 10:30 pm
PS_Sirocco7
PS_Sirocco7
9 September 2012

Masterton Homes Special Conditions

Masterton Homes Special Conditions
NSW

I think they arent very flexible with the contracts. I never had to worry about any of this as Im happy with the way its set up. Try posting this same question in the…

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PS_Sirocco7
Sep 09, 2012 9:27 pm
PS_Sirocco7
minnieme123
minnieme123
9 September 2012

Building The Bronte Executive Grande with MJH

Building The Bronte Executive Grande with MJH
NSW

We are building the Bronte Executive Grande with MJH. Just wondering if anyone has built this design as we wanted to find out how long it took MJH to actually build their…

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minnieme123
Sep 09, 2012 1:09 pm
1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
8 September 2012

Setback query

Setback query
NSW

Thanks for all your responses!!!! I was really confused. You are all right- setback is from the council boundary, not the kerb!

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1sttimebuilding2012
Sep 08, 2012 4:40 pm
jim and adel
jim and adel
7 September 2012

Building with Stellar homes or Homestead?

Building with Stellar homes or Homestead?
SA

I can see this is from a long time ago so the question might now be academic, but we built with Stellar - wouldn't choose them again. Happy to explain why (quite a few…

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jim and adel
Sep 07, 2012 1:28 pm
emlee
emlee
7 September 2012

Trouble with bricks

Trouble with bricks
VIC

If anyone out there has any advice/tips/pointers/opinions, please feel free to comment! Would love to hear some more feedback. :)

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emlee
Sep 07, 2012 10:50 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
6 September 2012

First time home owner.. tips anyone

First time home owner.. tips anyone

Have you read the things you forget thread? If not read it now :)

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theanonyuser
Sep 06, 2012 9:50 pm
spottie
spottie
6 September 2012

Can anyone give me opions on colours please without photo's?

Can anyone give me opions on colours please without photo's?
NSW

Thank you! I feel like a bit of a ditz asking lol! I have seen these colours being used a lot on this site. I know most of the brands and colours as I have them written on…

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spottie
Sep 06, 2012 9:21 pm
spottie
spottie
6 September 2012

Masterton Tempo or Rawson Edge

Masterton Tempo or Rawson Edge
NSW

We are building with an amazing builder in Jordan Springs (Penrith). They gave us a design and we have made numerous changes, extended the house, moved the rooms around…

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spottie
Sep 06, 2012 9:02 pm
subdivide hopeful
subdivide hopeful
6 September 2012

building a double storey, 19sq townhouse in Mulgrave, VIC

building a double storey, 19sq townhouse in Mulgrave, VIC
VIC

Hi House2012, I live in Clayton and want to knock down our house and build two townhouses about the same size as yours. I have had one quote from a small builder for…

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subdivide hopeful
Sep 06, 2012 8:41 pm
Anchisa
Anchisa
6 September 2012

Building - Harrisdale - Newhaven/ Piara Central

Building - Harrisdale - Newhaven/ Piara Central
WA

Thanks so much for your input guys! I was actually told by friends that it could be up to six months wait because that was how long they had to wait, but they built in…

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Anchisa
Sep 06, 2012 8:20 pm
MicWoo7982
MicWoo7982
6 September 2012

Henley Lexington Lux Q2

Henley Lexington Lux Q2
VIC

After much consideration, we have decided to build our first house together - Henley's Lexington Lux Q2. We're currently waiting for the results of our soil test and…

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MicWoo7982
Sep 06, 2012 7:57 pm
izaboi
izaboi
6 September 2012

Building a new house in Mount Isa... (fist timer)

Building a new house in Mount Isa... (fist timer)
QLD

HELP PLEASE... Me and my partner are looking at building a house together in Mt Isa. First House, so also first time building... Does anyone know of any pre-designed…

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izaboi
Sep 06, 2012 5:30 pm
Gandj
Gandj
6 September 2012

laundry in a cupboard what do you think?

laundry in a cupboard what do you think?
SA

Thanks for the comments, I had not really considered how this may effect the resale value, more thought is required. We are in the process of trying to sell our house but…

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Gandj
Sep 06, 2012 3:31 pm
b0son
b0son
6 September 2012

Anyone built with Procorp Group builders?

Anyone built with Procorp Group builders?
NSW

judging by the latest productreview entry, I'm not the only one....

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b0son
Sep 06, 2012 2:37 pm
snowing
snowing
6 September 2012

Need advice on my floorplan

Need advice on my floorplan
VIC

Very nice plan indeed. The walk in pantry would be a little too small thou since storage is limited for the long kitchen. Townhouse 1 would probably be better as Townhouse…

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snowing
Sep 06, 2012 2:34 pm
our dream home
our dream home
6 September 2012

DFH Hartley 341 in SE burbs

DFH Hartley 341 in SE burbs
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Those are the bricks we picked as well and was worried for the same reason but they look great thanks for pics we are building the Hartley 361 starting soon ( we hope)…

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our dream home
Sep 06, 2012 9:28 am
bashworth
bashworth
6 September 2012

Building options

Building options
SA

The builders standard options are usually very competitive even though they have the builders margin built in. Upgrades are usually not as competative. If you want an…

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bashworth
Sep 06, 2012 5:59 am
bashworth
tinkster
tinkster
5 September 2012

Building switchthree90-Carpet and splashback and blinds

Building switchthree90-Carpet and splashback and blinds
WA
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Duvaldreamer- I'd love to tell you that's unusual but it's not. It took months and months for us to get the final few things done at ours. The silicone around the ensuite…

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tinkster
Sep 05, 2012 11:30 pm
tinkster
DeanandKerry
DeanandKerry
5 September 2012

First timers building with Procorp

First timers building with Procorp
NSW

Our experience has been varied - good with the parts of the process that have been managed in house (custom design, tender, selections, variations), and not so good with…

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DeanandKerry
Sep 05, 2012 5:37 pm
Bernardraj
Bernardraj
5 September 2012

The Ponds NSW- Recommendation of builders

The Ponds NSW- Recommendation of builders
NSW

Hi Everyone, I am venturing into building my first house in Ponds. I am planning to short list the builders in the area. it would be greatly appreciated, if someone with…

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Bernardraj
Sep 05, 2012 2:34 pm
Bernardraj
jewel18
jewel18
5 September 2012

Anyone Building Smart Living Series with Eden Brae

Anyone Building Smart Living Series with Eden Brae
NSW

Hi We are building Flagstaff23 with Eden Brae. We have the $5000 inclusions and have 2sq extension of $2500. Is someone else building or built any of the smart living…

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jewel18
Sep 05, 2012 12:16 pm
donna61
donna61
5 September 2012

Working Drawings At Last!

Working Drawings At Last!
WA

No I went through it it was very clear , we have something like 65 variations in total everyone was detailed exact. Quietly impressed to be…

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donna61
Sep 05, 2012 11:59 am
macmaz
macmaz
5 September 2012

Anyone here built or building in Lynbrook?

Anyone here built or building in Lynbrook?
VIC

Surely there has to be someone who built in Lynbrook or walks to Lynbrook train station?

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macmaz
Sep 05, 2012 11:30 am
dvestate
dvestate
4 September 2012

Are all slurry bricks doomed to chip?

Are all slurry bricks doomed to chip?
NSW

This is the reason we went for a full colour brick, we originally were going a slurry based one but while we had them at home my son chipped one pretty quick playing in…

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dvestate
Sep 04, 2012 10:20 pm
stalee
stalee
4 September 2012

Blue steel flash Brick

Blue steel flash Brick
NSW

Hey em Russ yours sounds very much like the colours we have chosen except having the monument garage door as well was a bit unsure about having too much dark but after…

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stalee
Sep 04, 2012 10:05 pm
shaaralee
shaaralee
4 September 2012

New Home Heating and Cooling - Split System vs. Ducted

New Home Heating and Cooling - Split System vs. Ducted
VIC

In my short experience with Evap cooling I definitely felt that stickiness and it was irritating so I wanted to avoid that I guess. The Actron system looks very…

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shaaralee
Sep 04, 2012 9:42 pm
shaaralee
bashworth
bashworth
4 September 2012

Driveway materials, concrete or liquid limestone?

Driveway materials, concrete or liquid limestone?
WA

Liquid limestone is really just another type of concrete and should have similar strength characteristics. Rather than use ordinary gravel and sand they use much higher…

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bashworth
Sep 04, 2012 5:41 pm
bashworth

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