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soccermum
soccermum
13 May 2012

Finishing off a home after you get the keys?

Finishing off a home after you get the keys?
NSW

Thanks Guys! Really appreciate all the replies - gives us something to think about

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soccermum
May 13, 2012 8:29 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
13 May 2012

Dishwashers !!!

Dishwashers !!!
VIC

We have an Asko and it's brilliant. 'Nuff said.

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Treeseachanger
May 13, 2012 5:25 pm
stormjr
stormjr
13 May 2012

Advice on cancelling building contract

Advice on cancelling building contract

I would think as much as the builder is responsible for his work you could quickly end up with builder 1 saying what he did was right, it must be builder 2 that caused the…

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stormjr
May 13, 2012 7:34 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
13 May 2012

Soakwells - any advice

Soakwells - any advice
WA

There is an awesome thread on DIY soakwell installation over in the Landsaping and Garden Design forum: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=48722 Every question you might have will be…

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cmhamilton
May 13, 2012 7:36 pm
kiwi
kiwi
13 May 2012

Need an architect - any suggestions??

Need an architect - any suggestions??
SA

deemaree. she will give you her 10 cents. she is located in green on this very forum!!

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kiwi
May 13, 2012 8:13 pm
kiwi
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djh53
May 13, 2012 9:06 pm
aurorafrog
aurorafrog
14 May 2012

Epping North, Lyndarum, Aurora, Horizons.

Epping North, Lyndarum, Aurora, Horizons.
NSW

You probably could contact enquiry@aurora.asn.au if you seeking join force from Aurora Estate.

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aurorafrog
May 14, 2012 11:55 am
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
14 May 2012

Plan changes that increase house size?

Plan changes that increase house size?

yeah $600-$1000/sqm depending on finish, ceiling height (more bricks!) etc.

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daveinthehills
May 14, 2012 12:23 pm
PS4314
PS4314
14 May 2012

Help with window dressings please

Help with window dressings please
QLD

Well, guess what - we've meet with 2 of the 3 suppliers and after similar discussions inevitably we both like the idea of the most expensive option - plantation shutters…

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PS4314
May 14, 2012 12:53 pm
silver_libran
silver_libran
14 May 2012

Kingsford Estate - PCook

Kingsford Estate - PCook
VIC

Hi namz, replying too late, but better late than never. Hows your block going? Has it settled yet? Are you looking around for builders? Well, I would say that usually you…

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silver_libran
May 14, 2012 1:00 pm
tarsha678
tarsha678
14 May 2012

Does this sound right?

Does this sound right?
WA

I know now that I will not be signing at handover without written confirmation that any outstanding repairs or work will be completed and within a timeframe that i agree…

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tarsha678
May 14, 2012 4:26 pm
Rowena
Rowena
14 May 2012

Looking for landscaper - northern suburbs Melbourne (Wallan)

Looking for landscaper - northern suburbs Melbourne (Wallan)
VIC

I can highly recommend Mark from Blue Gum Landscapes. He lives in Doreen. Mark did our retaining wall out the back. Very professional job and a great guy. Cost was very…

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Rowena
May 14, 2012 9:00 pm
Rowena
SophieLouise
SophieLouise
15 May 2012

Best house in the street?

Best house in the street?
QLD

Thank you - I really appreciate all of your thoughts. It's very helpful in trying to decide what to do. We've spent most of the night agonising over it, and it's great to…

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SophieLouise
May 15, 2012 8:29 am
savewater2010
savewater2010
15 May 2012

Evans road - new land release

Evans road - new land release
VIC

This threads pretty quiet, surely there are more ppl on Homeone that are building in the Lynbrook Evans Rd new estate?

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savewater2010
May 15, 2012 11:38 am
BradS
BradS
15 May 2012

Delighted with our builder.

Delighted with our builder.
QLD

Thats great to hear. As you have said, you always hear the bad stories, but rarely hear the good ones :( My builder is loving this forum as my positive words and picture…

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BradS
May 15, 2012 2:36 pm
Kimmy87
Kimmy87
15 May 2012

Narrowed it down to 3 designs....any ideas??

Narrowed it down to 3 designs....any ideas??
VIC

Haha nah.....our hearts won out over our heads!! The floorplan is…

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Kimmy87
May 15, 2012 2:50 pm
Kimmy87
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Mclaren
May 15, 2012 5:40 pm
Mclaren
builderforlife
builderforlife
15 May 2012

Window Frames

Window Frames
QLD

Hav eused shale gray and surf mist as render colurs to great effect. Dont overthink it, choose one and have a glass of red. Satisfied the decisions are done.

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builderforlife
May 15, 2012 8:24 pm
builderforlife
tengals
tengals
15 May 2012

Contracts missing parts, what was in yours?

Contracts missing parts, what was in yours?
VIC

update - postponed last weeks signing, we are now signing tomorrow... I basically told them im NOT signing the contracts until these things are included, they told me…

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tengals
May 15, 2012 8:49 pm
pt13
pt13
15 May 2012

Building Garage Wall on Boundary

Building Garage Wall on Boundary
VIC

Because the wall is on the boundary below natural surface level there will need to be a batter that will be back into the garden bed whilst construction takes place. This…

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pt13
May 15, 2012 10:19 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 May 2012

Jason Windows

Jason Windows
WA

No, a feature door is more.

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Treeseachanger
May 16, 2012 1:31 am
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Dan17179
May 16, 2012 7:48 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 May 2012

Facade Feedback

Facade Feedback
VIC

IMO you need the stackstone or render to "ground" the scheme with a monument roof. Have you tried dune: gutters and render: same with jasper, or woodland grey: picking…

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Treeseachanger
May 16, 2012 11:41 am
azienumnum
azienumnum
16 May 2012

Caroline Springs - Double Storey

Caroline Springs - Double Storey
VIC

for a 27 square double story home you should be paying minimum $260k. Costs are more for anything above a single story as there are alot more materials used for doubles…

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azienumnum
May 16, 2012 12:18 pm
greenfish
greenfish
16 May 2012

Help with hot water system best option

Help with hot water system best option
SA

We are getting an Apricus system, the rebate we get is $792. The price we are paying is $5158 installed, this is for 30 tubes and 315 litre storage tank. It also includes…

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greenfish
May 16, 2012 6:51 pm
greenfish
Ricaaaa
Ricaaaa
16 May 2012

Our Piazza 300.... Go away rain!!!

Our Piazza 300.... Go away rain!!!
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

selina2106 have loved reading this tread about your experience and seeing the updates of your new house. currently in the process of looking at house's and land to…

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Ricaaaa
May 16, 2012 10:22 pm
Ricaaaa
* jas *
* jas *
16 May 2012

Home insulation question

Home insulation question
SA

Ours was $1300 I think, much cheaper to do it yourself but you need to do it at the right time

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* jas *
May 16, 2012 11:50 pm
smorgzzz
smorgzzz
17 May 2012

Tile Supply Company in Sydney

Tile Supply Company in Sydney
NSW

We bought tiles for the home we renovated from TFO, they were really good for price and quality.

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smorgzzz
May 17, 2012 10:52 am
smorgzzz
squashedrex
squashedrex
17 May 2012

Red pegs

Red pegs
NSW

The local degenerates have stolen them I'd say. You'll find that there is still a smaller white block knocked into the ground though, this is what they mark of.

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squashedrex
May 17, 2012 11:28 am
auds
auds
17 May 2012

Something different?

Something different?
WA

me 2 - just love that stone splashback (or whatever it is) I am also going to do that cupboard/pantry thing in my alfresco - when I can afford to do it :)

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auds
May 17, 2012 11:41 am
bjrouse
bjrouse
17 May 2012

Building Sahara Q2 with Henley - What should I be careful of

Building Sahara Q2 with Henley - What should I be careful of
VIC

Soild test comes back in a few days. Survey takes a little longer. This is my first house and my first build so I am learning as I go too. From what I have learnt if the…

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bjrouse
May 17, 2012 1:30 pm
whanganui
whanganui
17 May 2012

Riverstone Estate - Doreen

Riverstone Estate - Doreen
VIC

Site costs vary but anything above $10K for a flat block requires questioning. Have you considered driving around the Plenty River Estate? There are rocks on almost every…

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whanganui
May 17, 2012 3:08 pm
kiwi
kiwi
17 May 2012

Hollywood in Aveley

Hollywood in Aveley
WA

Or go to www.tinypic.com and upload them (change the size to 17 " ) and copy the 'forum' link straight into your post. See, I did know! Are you going to show us your…

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kiwi
May 17, 2012 3:51 pm
kiwi
mgilla
mgilla
17 May 2012

Mystery Pipe Vent/Drain - Don't Know

Mystery Pipe Vent/Drain - Don't Know
VIC

If it's outside your property line and no one wants to own it, cap it off concrete over it then plead stupid. But you never heard that from me.

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mgilla
May 17, 2012 5:51 pm
mgilla
mgilla
17 May 2012

suggestions for builder gold coast

suggestions for builder gold coast
QLD

Try Design Build, they are the custon build branch of Adenbrook Homes. Had friends use them and were very happy.

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mgilla
May 17, 2012 6:01 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
17 May 2012

Slopey block design- opinons welcome!

Slopey block design- opinons welcome!
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

So what is the status of your design?

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SunshineT
May 17, 2012 7:11 pm
SunshineT
adgn
adgn
17 May 2012

anyone in the middle of building - CARBON TAX!!!!

anyone in the middle of building - CARBON TAX!!!!

In my contract there was a clause to say it would change if the carbon tax came in and changed pricing. It did not state how much things would go up but it definately was…

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adgn
May 17, 2012 8:15 pm
selina2106
selina2106
18 May 2012

Help with style of toilet

Help with style of toilet
SA

I think I know what you mean about the narrow exit. I've found if the kids get a bit over excited with the toilet paper (which my 3 yr old in particular does), than they…

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selina2106
May 18, 2012 1:03 am
Arena537
Arena537
18 May 2012

Our Roeberry in Officer - and now we wait...

Our Roeberry in Officer - and now we wait...
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Aspect, The changes down our way have been unbelievable,, it seems they are starting something new each week. The station looks great, pity no one appears to be using…

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Arena537
May 18, 2012 11:38 am
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
18 May 2012

Custom Build in Providence Estate Greenvale...

Custom Build in Providence Estate Greenvale...
VIC

Hi Ayaman, we actually didn't go ahead with the custom build. It was just working out to be too expensive. We have now changed to a Henley home (the Lexington Lux Q1), we…

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PolkaDots
May 18, 2012 3:38 pm
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ECOECO
May 18, 2012 4:10 pm
ECOECO
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
18 May 2012

Glazing Bars on Windows

Glazing Bars on Windows
WA

. Ours are in between the double glazing... so never need cleaning. Ed Hah that's a…

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Treeseachanger
May 18, 2012 4:16 pm
building-expert
building-expert
19 May 2012

Help! Want to cancel contract before building starts

Help! Want to cancel contract before building starts
VIC

If it's a breach of contract builder will be entitled damages for loss of profit that he would have made plus value of work done.

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building-expert
May 19, 2012 5:17 pm
building-expert
ssd503
ssd503
19 May 2012

wyndella - stage 5 - Truganina

wyndella - stage 5 - Truganina
VIC

hi. We have dropped the idea of truganina. Hi, We are currently going through the process of a house and land package deal with Boutique…

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ssd503
May 19, 2012 8:08 pm
mimi23
mimi23
19 May 2012

Does Carter Grange do brick or only hebel?

Does Carter Grange do brick or only hebel?
VIC

I believe they only do hebel with brick/stone/timber as a feature.

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mimi23
May 19, 2012 11:07 pm
mimi23
dons80
dons80
20 May 2012

Anyone used JWH group builders in wa

Anyone used JWH group builders in wa
WA

We built with Metrostyle in 2009 and had a mixed bag of tradies we had 2 exellent brickes and then had some doggy painters and tilers it all comes down to the set of…

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dons80
May 20, 2012 10:22 am
dazandstace
dazandstace
20 May 2012

Minimalist Concrete house - advice

Minimalist Concrete house - advice
NSW

My only advise I could offer would be to seek out an architect who can design such a house, they may also recommend a suitable contractor.

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dazandstace
May 20, 2012 1:04 pm
dazandstace
CC101
CC101
20 May 2012

Vote Please,Soft Closes on Drawers,just outta interests sake

Vote Please,Soft Closes on Drawers,just outta interests sake
WA
1, 2, 3

i got soft closing on drawers and cabinet doors but not on bifold corner doors (don't know why)

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CC101
May 20, 2012 4:14 pm

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