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muki
muki
28 February 2012

Site Zoning:Allowed Coverage

Site Zoning:Allowed Coverage
WA

Hi Munta, Thanks so much for your reply. It is very helpful. It is an R25 block and is part of a DAP. We will speak to our builder and hopefully can resolve this. Much…

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muki
Feb 28, 2012 9:21 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
28 February 2012

Builder excludes fencing in the package and ask me to do it?

Builder excludes fencing in the package and ask me to do it?
VIC

$2500 should be more than enough - assuming your block dimensions are something along the lines of 14 x 30 or threabouts (the exact measurements don't really matter tbh)…

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cmhamilton
Feb 28, 2012 9:27 pm
blacklab
blacklab
28 February 2012

Building the McLaren by Dechellis @ Field River Estate Trott

Building the McLaren by Dechellis @ Field River Estate Trott
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

That’s great to hear, glad everything worked out, I am dreading to see out footing bill.... Crossing our fingers that it comes in at a reasonable price.

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blacklab
Feb 28, 2012 9:46 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
29 February 2012

Excess fill - how to push for removal

Excess fill - how to push for removal
NSW

Thanks. Our plans did require the ground to stay flat and not to be built up. Also we have great soil for landscaping with no clay

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kdgirl
Feb 29, 2012 10:30 am
Jen06
Jen06
29 February 2012

Building Carlisle Home - Montrose 32

Building Carlisle Home - Montrose 32
VIC

Where are you up to now, would love to see photos once the carpets down, we chose the same one :)

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Jen06
Feb 29, 2012 11:05 am
alintahassen
alintahassen
29 February 2012

Brand newb building with Ventura ID

Brand newb building with Ventura ID
WA

that is an absolutely fantastic point. i will mark that down.. i dont think it would be an issue to change that at all. I've already asked to put a curtain door where the…

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alintahassen
Feb 29, 2012 1:18 pm
alintahassen
Jaans
Jaans
29 February 2012

Love our LED lights in our house

Love our LED lights in our house
VIC

I've found a local supplier in Brisbane, but before that I was going to get them from either one of these two online…

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Jaans
Feb 29, 2012 5:58 pm
Buttercup
Buttercup
29 February 2012

Can Neighbour stand in my land when build his new garage?

Can Neighbour stand in my land when build his new garage?
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks everyone for the reply, I have been away for a few days and there are heaps to read! Well, its 3 days to Xams now, I told the neighbour…

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Buttercup
Feb 29, 2012 7:33 pm
Buttercup
AdamWeeks
AdamWeeks
1 March 2012

Concrete driveway or Pavers??? pls help... building in SA

Concrete driveway or Pavers??? pls help... building in SA
SA

Adamweeks we are only using the colour pattern we were quoted with 200mmx 200mm don't know if the smaller ones just like the border…

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AdamWeeks
Mar 01, 2012 12:18 pm
Julie R
Julie R
1 March 2012

Merrigal Homes

Merrigal Homes
VIC

No we did not end up going with them, so sorry cannot give you any info. We went with a local builder and we were more than happy. Good luck with your build.

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Julie R
Mar 01, 2012 3:46 pm
Eagertobuild
Eagertobuild
1 March 2012

Building in Canberra

Building in Canberra
ACT
1, 2

I'm not quite sure about all the first time posters posting good reviews about Gold Ruby homes. Although I never dealt with Gold Ruby so they…

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Eagertobuild
Mar 01, 2012 4:45 pm
audan19
audan19
1 March 2012

Carlisle Homes Meridien 29

Carlisle Homes Meridien 29
VIC

Reenie, Thank you so much. just had a look at your blog and the floors are absolutely stunning! What a beautiful home. This has been such a great help. Thanks

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audan19
Mar 01, 2012 6:16 pm
sands
sands
1 March 2012

brick colour

brick colour
VIC

Hi, Just wondering what you ended up with using for your colours? We like the Austral mushroom bricks also. Just wondering what you ended up mixing with these bricks. Thanks!

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sands
Mar 01, 2012 7:20 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
1 March 2012

First Progress Payment

First Progress Payment
WA

Hi all ive got my first progress payment due for the slab. I need to send written authority to my bank (Bluebay), but what am i suppose to…

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zeitgeber
Mar 01, 2012 7:44 pm
zeitgeber
FirstHomeForMe+
FirstHomeForMe+
1 March 2012

Building My First Home

Building My First Home
WA

Welcome to H1 FirstHomeForMe+ :D I'm in Melbourne and haven't heard of your builder but it sounds like the "going" price for a similar property…

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FirstHomeForMe+
Mar 01, 2012 9:49 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
2 March 2012

Other site using our ELECTRICITY

Other site using our ELECTRICITY
NSW

Technically speaking the house is not yours until handover takes place and you are given the keys, so it would make sense for the builder to be paying the connection…

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cmhamilton
Mar 02, 2012 9:28 am
Sebba1
Sebba1
2 March 2012

My tradies and Sterling homes SA

My tradies and Sterling homes SA
SA

They actually agreed in the end but said no ducting to be installed and everything must be clearly labelled, so the air con guys said don't worry about it they'll sort it…

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Sebba1
Mar 02, 2012 12:14 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
2 March 2012

Normal to sign build contract before the land titles?

Normal to sign build contract before the land titles?
VIC

If it's a house+land package and you're buying "off the plan" then yes it is normal to sign the build contract before the land titles (the builder selects blocks that are…

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cmhamilton
Mar 02, 2012 1:17 pm
karienaf
karienaf
2 March 2012

Conveyancers - The Ponds, NSW

Conveyancers - The Ponds, NSW
NSW

hi guys! I have just started a facebook group called "The Ponds Community" for anyone who is interested in joining and getting to know each other! I thought it might be a…

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karienaf
Mar 02, 2012 1:22 pm
mgilla
mgilla
2 March 2012

Builders next door, What are my rights

Builders next door, What are my rights
QLD

I agree that they should have asked your permission before using your block. If you are just sitting on it with the intention to re sell than apparence is important and…

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mgilla
Mar 02, 2012 5:45 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
3 March 2012

PCI How To

PCI How To
NSW

PCI checklist already discussed at length…

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zeitgeber
Mar 03, 2012 5:27 pm
zeitgeber
alkalised
alkalised
3 March 2012

Colour correction advice please! Front timber windows

Colour correction advice please! Front timber windows
VIC

Thanks sands we have grown to like it. Bricks are lonsdale by austral with off white flush mortar, surfmist roof & paperbark fascia. See blog for more.

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alkalised
Mar 03, 2012 8:55 pm
bashworth
bashworth
4 March 2012

Retaining wall Crisis.

Retaining wall Crisis.
NSW

Don't just tell people, put everything in writing particularly to the builder

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bashworth
Mar 04, 2012 6:04 am
bashworth
Nayzv
Nayzv
4 March 2012

Facade Colour help, please!

Facade Colour help, please!
VIC

Hi sands, We were on a budget too and I was so disappointed withthe standard range of bricks we had to choose from. ::sad:: so we opted to spend our upgrade budget on the bricks…

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Nayzv
Mar 04, 2012 6:23 am
Nayzv
Alpal
Alpal
4 March 2012

If money was no object?

If money was no object?
WA

Yup - mine cost +$7k…

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Alpal
Mar 04, 2012 3:04 pm
Dearheart
Dearheart
4 March 2012

EBH Lawson - Colour Selection

EBH Lawson - Colour Selection
NSW

Thanks. I was tossing up about the roof colour - whether to go with MochaChoc ( a dark brown) or Barramundi (a dark grey) but decided to go with the brown. I saw it on a…

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Dearheart
Mar 04, 2012 7:25 pm
Leona
Leona
4 March 2012

Specials specials specials!!!!

Specials specials specials!!!!
WA

Textile traders 50% off ALL ready made curtains, blinds, venetians, rollers in store!!! We scored all tracks for 4 lots of curtains, the curtains (double lined pinch pleat…

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Leona
Mar 04, 2012 10:38 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
5 March 2012

REDink Prestart Costings - Please help

REDink Prestart Costings - Please help
WA

Hi Jlil, PM sent, did not want to derail the thread..... :)

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AussieMark
Mar 04, 2012 11:18 pm
livewildcard
livewildcard
5 March 2012

May buy land

May buy land
VIC

Depends on a number of factors. Whats already there. Where is it. etc. Keeping dogs? Sounds like you might be in some development but you haven't said. Where is the land…

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livewildcard
Mar 05, 2012 10:27 am
Redstorm
Redstorm
5 March 2012

What does PCI stand for

What does PCI stand for
1, 2

I had to look also as PCI that I normally run into is - Principal Controlled Insurance Thanks for the definition here, it makes the posts easier to read

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Redstorm
Mar 05, 2012 11:44 am
Redstorm

Thanks toolman. yeah i have just found out that most LED’s are run off 12V. so i think standard 16mm conduit will be all that I need, and wont have to go too…

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kopite1892
Mar 05, 2012 11:49 am
kopite1892
KarlaJane
KarlaJane
5 March 2012

Builder for Duplex in Sydney

Builder for Duplex in Sydney
NSW

Hi Tez, Sorry for the late reply ! Time wise, we finished 4 weeks before the contract date which was great (it really depends on the weather I have found) and our budget…

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KarlaJane
Mar 05, 2012 12:30 pm
wertmezer
wertmezer
5 March 2012

First Home Owners Grant question

First Home Owners Grant question
VIC

Our was organized through a mortgage broker and it went straight into our bank account at the start of the build. The bank…

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wertmezer
Mar 05, 2012 12:54 pm
jeff2231
jeff2231
5 March 2012

Budding issue with builder

Budding issue with builder

Hi all, I'm currently building a new home and will be getting polished floorboards in hallway and living areas. The garage lies next to the hallway and the floor height…

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jeff2231
Mar 05, 2012 3:31 pm
LindaReilly
LindaReilly
5 March 2012

Kerdels

Kerdels
WA

We also used HBA and went with Kerdels and our comments? :cry: Overall: Experience to date with Kerdels has been absolutely traumatic. Signed contract July 2011, still no…

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LindaReilly
Mar 05, 2012 8:42 pm
MmmmBalf
MmmmBalf
5 March 2012

Any one building at Narre Warren Springs estate?

Any one building at Narre Warren Springs estate?
VIC

Hi Shane99, & welcome to the forum. What does your builder mean by land costs being too high? Too high for your budget with the house you want? Or does he think the land…

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MmmmBalf
Mar 05, 2012 9:24 pm
MmmmBalf
tengals
tengals
6 March 2012

SANDHUST CLUB - are you building there?

SANDHUST CLUB - are you building there?

yeah it doesnt seem to be uniform at all..... might have to go the ash brick and colour scheme of whites with timbers etc

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tengals
Mar 06, 2012 8:40 am
melfordgurl
melfordgurl
6 March 2012

Colour Selections - Getting confused!! Need peoples help

Colour Selections - Getting confused!! Need peoples help
VIC

wow... jee... another reason why i love Carlisle Homes hehehehehe.. we even get three different render colours to choose from (any dulux colour) free and we get so many…

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melfordgurl
Mar 06, 2012 7:05 pm
cray-
cray-
6 March 2012

Painting over acrylic texture render

Painting over acrylic texture render
WA

Thanks chippy, appreciate your input. I will be checking my contract and specs carefully to make sure acrylic was specified. But it sounds like we may be in for some…

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cray-
Mar 06, 2012 7:12 pm
jodge
jodge
6 March 2012

What did you do yourself versus what is left to the builder?

What did you do yourself versus what is left to the builder?
NSW

Well, I think the track was only about $13 for 3 metres, we just left it sticking up into the roof at the top. .. handy for the foxtel man to use too. . . also if you want…

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jodge
Mar 06, 2012 8:51 pm
jodge
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
7 March 2012

Porch and alfresco flooring

Porch and alfresco flooring
NSW

I was thinking polished concrete, but our builder doesn't do that. Not even sure if I like it, but it seemed like a cheap way to get something a little better than concrete!

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daveinthehills
Mar 07, 2012 7:00 am
mrs mozz
mrs mozz
7 March 2012

Staircase made of Pine?

Staircase made of Pine?

Why not try the stain you want, or a varnish/stain combination. If it doesn't give the desired look, then you could paint over it.

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mrs mozz
Mar 07, 2012 10:07 am
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dan1978
Mar 07, 2012 10:39 am
Trewman
Trewman
7 March 2012

The Quaters @ Cranbourne West

The Quaters @ Cranbourne West
VIC

We are building in stage 1 in quarters. Everything you need is near by Out of all the estates in the area we felt this to be the best choice.

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Trewman
Mar 07, 2012 2:25 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
7 March 2012

Dechellis Homes- own design

Dechellis Homes- own design
SA
1, 2

Hi Rich ... any updated pics you'd like to share ... the house must be nearly finished by now! ::lol::

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Mclaren
Mar 07, 2012 3:22 pm
Mclaren
bechanlui
bechanlui
7 March 2012

complaining to VCAT

complaining to VCAT
VIC

Hi Guys I have been reading this forum for sometime now. Moved to Aurora 7 months back. Just wanted to know if any of the residents lodge…

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bechanlui
Mar 07, 2012 10:33 pm


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