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Reveler
Reveler
11 April 2012

Depth of Grey and White Plaster on internal Bricks

Depth of Grey and White Plaster on internal Bricks
WA

As the op is in wa they are not using plaster board. The float and set used over internal walls is only about 10mm. Your fridge space is…

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Reveler
Apr 11, 2012 1:02 pm
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msolok
Apr 11, 2012 1:17 pm
d@n
d@n
11 April 2012

Exterior Colours

Exterior Colours
QLD

Dulux rawhide? That's a bit of an odd pick to go with ironstone.

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d@n
Apr 11, 2012 2:01 pm
edscl
edscl
11 April 2012

knock downs and re-builds

knock downs and re-builds
VIC
1, 2, 3

hi bellachara, what state are you in? We tried to sell our house but as it was split level and small we were told that it would be hard to sell. The company that came out…

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edscl
Apr 11, 2012 4:27 pm
edscl
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
11 April 2012

Electrical Pre-Start (WA)

Electrical Pre-Start (WA)
WA

We asked our builders to put junction boxes in the ceiling which the downlights would be connected up to later this way the swtich wiring was already done so it should…

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nglbuilder
Apr 11, 2012 6:25 pm
miss_petepie
miss_petepie
11 April 2012

RedInk Perth Newbie - PCI booked yay!!

RedInk Perth Newbie - PCI booked yay!!
WA
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lona your house looks stunning!!! love it :D congrats on the keys :D

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miss_petepie
Apr 11, 2012 8:33 pm
miss_petepie
Onewheel
Onewheel
11 April 2012

Advice Needed - sacrafice backyard space for more living??

Advice Needed - sacrafice backyard space for more living??
VIC

Thanks everyone for your views and thoughts. It really does help to hear from other people with children. I love the cubby house idea…

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Onewheel
Apr 11, 2012 10:09 pm
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d3vil_nik
Apr 11, 2012 10:10 pm
Jen01
Jen01
11 April 2012

Raking Ceiling

Raking Ceiling
WA

One of the reasons that we went with Summit is because we loved the Luxxe's raked ceiling. Prior to signing up, we looked at other display homes and were essentially told…

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Jen01
Apr 11, 2012 10:28 pm
dvestate
dvestate
11 April 2012

Using PGH Espresso bricks

Using PGH Espresso bricks
NSW

Maybe they had some strange batches at the Schofields (NSW) office recently, double checked tonight and the Expresso and Chocolatto ones both only had 3 sides covered. I…

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dvestate
Apr 11, 2012 11:59 pm
caz_770
caz_770
11 April 2012

Laminex silk finish

Laminex silk finish
WA

From what I have seen and from what I have been told: 1) Crystal gloss is high gloss and Silk finish is more of a semi-gloss. 2) Crystal gloss scratches easily and silk…

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caz_770
Apr 12, 2012 12:32 am
caz_770
* jas *
* jas *
12 April 2012

Porcelain Tile Cost

Porcelain Tile Cost
VIC

We got 110m2 600x600 porcelain tiles at beaumonts sale for $30 m (were $60) all up including the nano scrub and sealers and laid is $11,000 I think.

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* jas *
Apr 12, 2012 1:02 am
Jester
Jester
12 April 2012

Need help. Spent too much

Need help. Spent too much
WA

yeah basically a pre-quote contract means nothing. All they can do is keep any money that you have given them as a deposit (usually $1k). The thing is that if anything you…

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Jester
Apr 12, 2012 10:56 am
phippsy
phippsy
12 April 2012

BCC - Siting variation on corner block

BCC - Siting variation on corner block
QLD

When we built our place at Moggill, a corner of the gargage was about 5mtrs from the front boundary instead of the required 6 mtrs. We had to get a form from our neighbour…

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phippsy
Apr 12, 2012 11:28 am
Team PD
Team PD
12 April 2012

Quote - Double Storey - PD

Quote - Double Storey - PD
VIC

Dear All, I understand site cost is varying from builder to builder. PD is reluctant to give me a cost break down on base price nor site cost.…

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Team PD
Apr 12, 2012 1:24 pm
Team PD
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
12 April 2012

Where do you start??

Where do you start??
QLD
1, 2

Oh. *lol* Yeah, that sucks big-time. ::sad::

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MalinViktoria
Apr 12, 2012 2:30 pm
MalinViktoria
akashra
akashra
12 April 2012

Artificial Lawn grass or Natural

Artificial Lawn grass or Natural
WA

Because I only have a tiny area out the back of my place that's going to need grass, I'm going to just go with artificial grass. If it were a large lawn I'd plant Buffalo…

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akashra
Apr 12, 2012 4:55 pm
akashra
akashra
12 April 2012

Can you recognise quality?

Can you recognise quality?
WA

I walked through a display home the other day and I wasn't even looking for problems, but immediately found myself pointing (in my head), "not straight", "patchy paint",…

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akashra
Apr 12, 2012 4:59 pm
galahguy
galahguy
12 April 2012

Easy Living Homes/Gen1 Homes

Easy Living Homes/Gen1 Homes
WA

Thank you Mrs D for the 'inside' on Easy Living. I went to 3 builders & while Easy Living were definately the cheapest & willing to include everything I wanted at minimal…

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galahguy
Apr 12, 2012 7:11 pm
Jaans
Jaans
12 April 2012

Independent Building Inspectors

Independent Building Inspectors
NSW

Hi Cass, we too are squeezing for the extra cost to do the same. Figured it's a small price for a lot of peace of mind and some insurance. Did quite a bit of searching…

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Jaans
Apr 12, 2012 11:04 pm
alesky81
alesky81
13 April 2012

Getting rust out of ceasarstone?

Getting rust out of ceasarstone?
VIC

i know its late but i'm happy so i would like to share what really works to remove stain and rust on ceasarstone... "BARKEEPER FRIEND" powder... thats all you need to do…

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alesky81
Apr 13, 2012 3:13 am
cherub
cherub
13 April 2012

Land size to allow for pool at later stage?

Land size to allow for pool at later stage?
QLD

Access is probably the most important aspect, being able to excavate with machinery and remove spoils with ease will keep price down. (if designing a new house include a…

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cherub
Apr 13, 2012 7:04 am
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photoimpressions
Apr 13, 2012 11:46 am

We have chosen surfmist for our garage doors and windows. I dont have pics of the actual house but this may help you to choose a colour. Its only an atrist impression of…

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BradS
Apr 13, 2012 1:55 pm
thegilbeys
thegilbeys
13 April 2012

New Building - Developer Fencing issues

New Building - Developer Fencing issues
WA

I'd be visiting your solicitor about that quick smart. Not right at all.

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thegilbeys
Apr 13, 2012 4:21 pm
thegilbeys
TheEstimator
TheEstimator
13 April 2012

Owner builder - need help with pricing

Owner builder - need help with pricing
VIC

Hi, Try the link I have attached. This book should give you some idea. http://www.rawlhouse.com/aust_construct ... guide.html Cheers TheEstimator

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TheEstimator
Apr 13, 2012 7:29 pm
CC101
CC101
14 April 2012

Revise Engineerings to 'Match' the actual work ???

Revise Engineerings to 'Match' the actual work ???
VIC

i am also in a similar situation - but with a different builder in wa. roof work was not done according to the drawings we signed. when we questioned, we were advised…

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CC101
Apr 14, 2012 1:29 am
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
14 April 2012

time frame from lock up to PCI?

time frame from lock up to PCI?
WA

Agreed. The fixing and completion stages can take as much, if not more time than the structural works required for reaching lockup, especially if some work needs to be…

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cmhamilton
Apr 14, 2012 10:50 am
Deemaree
Deemaree
14 April 2012

Building with National Builders in Mitchells Run

Building with National Builders in Mitchells Run
VIC

Sbh-glad to hear that you will be happy once you are in the house. :) I just need to remind you that NBG don't do inspections etc because your contract is with your…

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Deemaree
Apr 14, 2012 12:59 pm
Deemaree
affectiion
affectiion
14 April 2012

Building with Orbit - Meadow Springs, Truganina

Building with Orbit - Meadow Springs, Truganina
VIC

Hi all, My fiance and I are building a house with Orbit in Meadow Springs estate, Truganina. We were just wondering what peoples experiences were with Orbit - we…

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affectiion
Apr 14, 2012 11:14 pm
affectiion
vkee
vkee
15 April 2012

Building Fencing - Lapped and Capped

Building Fencing - Lapped and Capped
NSW

Hi, we used Local Fencing for the back fence in the Lap + Cap. Our rear neighbours organised it and they did a good job. I am thinking to get them back to do the remaining…

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vkee
Apr 15, 2012 1:12 am
audan19
audan19
15 April 2012

PERGO virsus EVOLUTION FLOORS

PERGO virsus EVOLUTION FLOORS
VIC

HI everyone, My husband and I are in the process of building the Carlisle Home - Meridian 29 in Geelong. We had our colour browse yesterday and had a look at the…

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audan19
Apr 15, 2012 10:19 am
Mini88
Mini88
15 April 2012

where does your builder keep the keys?

where does your builder keep the keys?

The question whether to get your locked changed or not after you receive your owner keys is quite valid. Personally, because I know how to repin cylinders, I would…

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Mini88
Apr 15, 2012 12:08 pm
AHoward
AHoward
15 April 2012

Roof eaves not built to contract & land developer covenants

Roof eaves not built to contract & land developer covenants
VIC

Hmmmm, I would write them immediately and inform them that their variation letter didn't include the eave change, that therefore you didn't realise their was an eave…

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AHoward
Apr 15, 2012 2:31 pm
snowing
snowing
15 April 2012

Any tips on building a house on higher ground?

Any tips on building a house on higher ground?

If it's only 3 feet from road, then you don't really have to worry. Your block is relatively flat. Your builder should have no problem with it. If you really worry, a…

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snowing
Apr 15, 2012 5:40 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
15 April 2012

Decorative brickwork - costs

Decorative brickwork - costs
VIC

It depends on how "decorative" you are trying to be really. If it's just a straight "use different/nicer bricks for the pillars" scenario then it wont cost much at all -…

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cmhamilton
Apr 15, 2012 7:23 pm
sleven
sleven
15 April 2012

stuff up with colours - should I leave it or fix it??

stuff up with colours - should I leave it or fix it??
VIC

I think change it too (Back to your original plan) You will regret it later on!

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sleven
Apr 15, 2012 10:27 pm
sleven
Silvergum
Silvergum
16 April 2012

We hit rock :-(

We hit rock :-(
VIC

From our experience, our builders fees are $200 per cubic metre for removal of rock from ground and $75 per cubic metre to take it to tip. I have found a private contract…

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Silvergum
Apr 16, 2012 9:57 am
Kirrabrooke
Kirrabrooke
16 April 2012

Builders Ballarat

Builders Ballarat
NT

Anyone? I'm desperate!

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Kirrabrooke
Apr 16, 2012 3:09 pm
Zarli
Zarli
16 April 2012

Siteworks

Siteworks
WA

Nothing like bringing up an old thread, my bad!

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Zarli
Apr 16, 2012 5:23 pm
Zarli

Hi All, Let this post disappear for a while as we were waiting on the survey plans, etc. to be completed. However we now have a picture with house placement on land -…

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Koroboo
Apr 16, 2012 11:37 pm
mydreamhom3
mydreamhom3
17 April 2012

(ADVICE NEEDED) second time buyers but never built before

(ADVICE NEEDED) second time buyers but never built before
WA

Hello Everyone :) its been a long time since i last posted but i have some good news YAY!! its now april, and my mum has discovered that her debt was cleared 2 months ago…

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mydreamhom3
Apr 17, 2012 5:18 am
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
17 April 2012

AUSTRAL BRICKS - Hawksburn

AUSTRAL BRICKS - Hawksburn
VIC

Yep - lots of people have them on H1.

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cmhamilton
Apr 17, 2012 8:56 am
kazgee88
kazgee88
17 April 2012

Building with Home Buyers Centre in Pearsall WA :)

Building with Home Buyers Centre in Pearsall WA :)
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Well hopefully you're enjoying your beautiful home since we haven't had any updates from you! Thought I'd check in & see if you have posted anymore pictures or updates on…

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kazgee88
Apr 17, 2012 10:58 am
bjrouse
bjrouse
17 April 2012

Conflicting land sitings...

Conflicting land sitings...
VIC

yes, my Dad has offerred to go down one weekend…

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bjrouse
Apr 17, 2012 1:20 pm
kiwi
kiwi
17 April 2012

Arbe's Project

Arbe's Project
WA

Ditto!!!

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kiwi
Apr 17, 2012 6:07 pm
kiwi
NessaB
NessaB
17 April 2012

Our Dream Home at Freeling

Our Dream Home at Freeling
SA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

ness'n'troy... I know its been a while since you moved in and last posted ETC, but I was wondering if you may be able to provide an overall…

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NessaB
Apr 17, 2012 10:36 pm
hj84
hj84
17 April 2012

Our little piece of Bedfordale... the end of a chapter

Our little piece of Bedfordale... the end of a chapter
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Survey $550 Engineer $1130 Drafting $4295.50 Shire fees $4062.83 Health Fee $226 Administration…

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hj84
Apr 17, 2012 11:16 pm
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


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