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AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
29 November 2011

Pre-Start

Pre-Start
WA

Thank you for your reply. If there are any special inclusions during that time that you have signed up for, you signed your contract on the…

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AubinGroveFan
Nov 29, 2011 11:09 am
rjg
rjg
29 November 2011

Building a new house - bathroom tiling question

Building a new house - bathroom tiling question
NSW

Called my CSC and they pretty much said that this is what all builders do.. I pretty muhc said that I guess that's how they save money - she kinda agreed. They do it…

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rjg
Nov 29, 2011 2:14 pm
rox
rox
29 November 2011

PCI date set

PCI date set
NSW

I'm sorry i haven't been updating this blog. A lot has happened since the last time i posted. The house is basically done. Just a few touch ups needed. PCI is set for…

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rox
Nov 29, 2011 6:59 pm
paulw11
paulw11
30 November 2011

BCA Lighting Rules 2011 - Outdoor Lighting Question

BCA Lighting Rules 2011 - Outdoor Lighting Question
QLD

Hi I have seen both CFL and LED bulbs in PAR38 style (this is the round floodlight globe). The long halogen globe (R7) has no alternative yet. All of the motion sensor…

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paulw11
Nov 30, 2011 5:07 am
Darth Teddy Bear
Darth Teddy Bear
30 November 2011

G J Gardner head office steps up after franchise goes bust

G J Gardner head office steps up after franchise goes bust
ACT

G'day Darth Teddy Bear, What is the latest with your house? Didn't appear to be going that well last May. I'm asking because I'm having a house…

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Darth Teddy Bear
Nov 30, 2011 7:33 am
Darth Teddy Bear
Jimmy87
Jimmy87
30 November 2011

Buying and Selling

Buying and Selling
NSW

Hello friends, I've just inherited $1,000,000 but i just don't want to build interest on it id rather make the money for work myself. I've found a home for $400,000…

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Jimmy87
Nov 30, 2011 1:47 pm
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kiwi
Nov 30, 2011 2:08 pm
kiwi
meatbag
meatbag
30 November 2011

Meatbags Ultimate st marks in Wellard

Meatbags Ultimate st marks in Wellard
WA
1, 2, 3

Bah, maybe when I get home I'll take some more. Not much more to show though. I can show you pics of my new king sized bed, and side by side fridge? :D I sort of blew all…

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meatbag
Nov 30, 2011 8:54 pm
meatbag
mqtutor
mqtutor
1 December 2011

Rattlesnake render

Rattlesnake render

Does anyone has house pictures with rattlesnake render? Do you mind post them here or PM me? I'm thinking between dulux Gnu Tan and Rattlesnake. The bricks is austral…

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mqtutor
Nov 30, 2011 11:06 pm
tengals
tengals
1 December 2011

fixed site costs M class flat blockk?? expensive or not?

fixed site costs M class flat blockk?? expensive or not?

guys looking into building our first home, we have a quote for a double storey 40sq from a volume builder that has offered us fixed site costs. our block is flat…

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tengals
Dec 01, 2011 8:38 am
amanddave
amanddave
1 December 2011

Building With Plantation Homes...

Building With Plantation Homes...
QLD

Hello all, we have just begun our long and arduous journey with Plantation in North Lakes Qld, feel free to check out our blog as we…

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amanddave
Dec 01, 2011 11:15 am
kara_leon
kara_leon
1 December 2011

Re: Custom Build @ The Summit, Mt Barker-moved in! pics p8!

Re: Custom Build @ The Summit, Mt Barker-moved in! pics p8!
SA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Oh and btw, (for what it is worth!) I like the blind in the middle :)

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kara_leon
Dec 01, 2011 3:48 pm
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elleflint
Dec 02, 2011 1:42 am
sdmould
sdmould
2 December 2011

Has Anyone Built with HBC in WA Recently?

Has Anyone Built with HBC in WA Recently?
WA

Welcome :) If you need anything else let me know :) I work in construction as well as having played a very active role in my build to date so I should be able to help with any…

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sdmould
Dec 02, 2011 12:41 pm
AllyH
AllyH
2 December 2011

Connecting mains power via a stobie pole

Connecting mains power via a stobie pole
SA

OMG!! Did you dispute it? Thats horrible to be so far out!!! We have a few other bits and pieces to sort out and then I guess we get ETSA out and quote it - in writing -…

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AllyH
Dec 02, 2011 12:51 pm
bronj
bronj
2 December 2011

About to start building our dream home!

About to start building our dream home!
VIC

Congrats Purplelion! I'm just starting too, and expect a similar timeframe. Bron

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bronj
Dec 02, 2011 1:07 pm
Salsa
Salsa
2 December 2011

Building our dream house with Provincial Homes

Building our dream house with Provincial Homes

hey everyone, We are a young couple this is going to be our first home and we just paid our depoist for the tender for provincial. I just want to say the consultant who…

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Salsa
Dec 02, 2011 1:58 pm
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ChargerWA
Dec 03, 2011 12:28 am
ChargerWA
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bashworth
Dec 03, 2011 5:41 am
bashworth
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
3 December 2011

Servicing doors during the build ?

Servicing doors during the build ?
NSW

went past today and looks like its been fitted properly =) I do try and tell the ss straight away if i notice anything wrong or damaged...

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NEWLYWEDS
Dec 03, 2011 6:40 pm
kyton
kyton
3 December 2011

how close can we build to boundary?

how close can we build to boundary?
QLD

Internal doorways are normally 820mm. Our hallway is 900mm wide but from memory some people on H1 have 1000mm wide. Standard ceiling heights vary - some have 9ft, some…

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kyton
Dec 03, 2011 6:40 pm
kyton
bashworth
bashworth
3 December 2011

Access easement

Access easement
NSW

This is my two cents worth,when l was doing my subdivision and was thinking of services yarra valley told me that they would make and l quote…

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bashworth
Dec 03, 2011 7:37 pm
bashworth
tuned86
tuned86
4 December 2011

Boutique Homes

Boutique Homes
VIC
1, 2, 3

My experience with their 12-month warranty period has been fantastic. I think the extended period is an excellent idea since things will be alot more noticable at this…

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tuned86
Dec 04, 2011 9:10 am
jasmin3
jasmin3
4 December 2011

HomeBuyers - Banksia Grove

HomeBuyers - Banksia Grove
WA

Blehh! Thanks for reminding me. :cry: We're reasonably heavy internet users, and this is the only reason we're not looking forward to moving. I'm not…

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jasmin3
Dec 04, 2011 5:01 pm
dreamer11
dreamer11
4 December 2011

Anyone built a home with a segregated area?

Anyone built a home with a segregated area?
NSW

Has anyone built houses for integrated living i.e. a segregated area designated for Teenagers or for older member/s of the family We are looking at

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dreamer11
Dec 04, 2011 5:10 pm
CC101
CC101
5 December 2011

Site plan - highest point - lowest point

Site plan - highest point - lowest point
VIC

i am having similar problems as well. my back side is 12.09, front 10.5, at road level 10.08, slab level 11.315 and floor level 11.400. distance from back of house to back…

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CC101
Dec 04, 2011 11:23 pm
ruby22
ruby22
5 December 2011

H and Mick's Lexington Q1......Landscaping Pics....

H and Mick's Lexington Q1......Landscaping Pics....
VIC
1 ... 38, 39, 40

hi H&M, following your thread which is awesome. You could always do-it-yourself by going to bunnings for the flyscreen. Would be a bit cheaper? cant wait to see pics of…

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ruby22
Dec 05, 2011 9:49 pm
ruby22
Bel&Marz
Bel&Marz
5 December 2011

Bel and Marz's PD Sandhurst - Kitchen PICS!

Bel and Marz's PD Sandhurst - Kitchen PICS!
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

I got it back in september. They have very little on their website compared to what they have in store. I got it from the one in greensbourgh plaza if that helps! I…

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Bel&Marz
Dec 05, 2011 10:38 pm
Picard
Picard
6 December 2011

Looking for this Plant HELP!!!

Looking for this Plant HELP!!!
VIC

Thanks spottydog you maybe right. I just realised I posted at the wrong forum, cheers guys.

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Picard
Dec 06, 2011 11:00 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
6 December 2011

Help!Final inspection problem

Help!Final inspection problem

What it means is that you will have a handover where you will have an extended list of things that need doing at your 3 month maintenance check. Our pre handover…

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chrisandkate
Dec 06, 2011 11:28 am
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
6 December 2011

Tiled Roof Sarking and Anti-Flap Pads questions

Tiled Roof Sarking and Anti-Flap Pads questions
NSW

In a previous house the builder didn't fit anti-flap pads and the sarking was VERY noisy during windy weather, nobody could sleep at night. The tilers came back and it…

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HappyCamper_au
Dec 06, 2011 11:56 am
as8401
as8401
6 December 2011

Council Approval Process

Council Approval Process
NSW

I would always go down the path of getting 3 quotes for a project. You can then compare and have a basis for making a decision. This great BLOG post written by a builder…

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as8401
Dec 06, 2011 1:35 pm
planfan
planfan
6 December 2011

Our Pakenham Ivanhoe, some new stuff

Our Pakenham Ivanhoe, some new stuff
VIC
1 ... 33, 34, 35

That's a good reason to have 9ft ceilings - you can get a tall tree! Your lights are lovely - we saw them last Thursday night. The neutral wall looks better than the blue…

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planfan
Dec 06, 2011 9:34 pm
emi18
emi18
7 December 2011

Building consultants or private certifier to assess defects?

Building consultants or private certifier to assess defects?
NSW

We are in Sydney. What would a letter of demand entail? They responded yesterday and there are several matters they won't be fixing anymore (even though we are not…

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emi18
Dec 07, 2011 8:18 am
ref_kt
ref_kt
7 December 2011

Crossover options and limestone roadbases under driveway

Crossover options and limestone roadbases under driveway
WA

The builder may not let you 'continue' with the paving due to council for any number of reasons. I know my buillder supplied 50mm pavers for the drive way but council…

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ref_kt
Dec 07, 2011 6:44 pm
ref_kt
tja1266
tja1266
7 December 2011

Building the Ballina 43 with Clarendon !! :-)

Building the Ballina 43 with Clarendon !! :-)
QLD

Hello, We are deciding to sign with Clarendon for Ballina 38, will be building it in southeast of Brisbane. Reading all the reviews its hard to make up our mind, if this…

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tja1266
Dec 07, 2011 8:51 pm
Casa2
Casa2
8 December 2011

Slab options on a sloped block

Slab options on a sloped block
VIC

I have a sloping block of about 2.8 metres from front to back. My house is very wide but only 10 metres or so deep. Rather than bulding the cheapest thing to get the house…

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Casa2
Dec 08, 2011 7:47 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
8 December 2011

certificate of occupancy victoria

certificate of occupancy victoria
VIC

I know this is an old thread, but I was looking for the same info and I found it at the below link: http://www.buildingregulations.net.au/?p=306 From the above…

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chrisandkate
Dec 08, 2011 11:08 am

Ok, I did it again. This time I changed the house to a more "streamlined" plan. I liked the u shape house, but it may have cut off the northerly sun, and the pool area…

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jbdave
Dec 08, 2011 3:13 pm
farq007
farq007
8 December 2011

Ownit Homes

Ownit Homes
QLD

Hi All, We've decided to build with Ownit Homes, but wont be starting until end of next year (knocking down & rebuilding so being good and paying down our mortgage as…

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farq007
Dec 08, 2011 5:18 pm
dons80
dons80
8 December 2011

brick chipped at the entrance

brick chipped at the entrance
VIC

Thanks Dons, though I was thinking how can they fix it, can they replace the brick? there are lots of bricks around as they have not completed…

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dons80
Dec 08, 2011 9:26 pm
The JJs
The JJs
9 December 2011

Scott Park Homes Inclusions

Scott Park Homes Inclusions
WA

Pretty sure SPH have Westinghouse as their standard, but you can always upgrade to the larger stove with more burners, larger oven and a rangehood. There is also a timber…

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The JJs
Dec 09, 2011 1:27 am
The JJs
Wateman
Wateman
9 December 2011

HIA contract - mistake by builder

HIA contract - mistake by builder
VIC

I agree.. Humble's post certainly got me thinking. We will definitely be investing in our own building inspector throughout the build!

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Wateman
Dec 09, 2011 1:00 pm
Wateman
rojak1
rojak1
9 December 2011

House Near Creek

House Near Creek
VIC

bom.gov.au just released a warning for thunderstorm, it says - “People need to stay clear of any fallen powerlines, and try to avoid driving through any flooded…

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rojak1
Dec 09, 2011 4:15 pm
Geste
Geste
9 December 2011

NEW BUILD WITH REDINK ? Time line

NEW BUILD WITH REDINK ? Time line
WA

Saemiseon... do delight us with more photos when all the other bits are in!!! Yes, I'm waiting eagerly for a start date! BTW, when do we note down all the problems with…

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Geste
Dec 09, 2011 4:16 pm
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
9 December 2011

Building with Redink_Upgrade cost?

Building with Redink_Upgrade cost?
WA

We are also building with redink, few weeks we should be in lockup. Upgraded just about all of the items you are asking about, so I'll get my…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Dec 09, 2011 4:18 pm
CC101
CC101
9 December 2011

Just getting started again . . . with Redink

Just getting started again . . . with Redink
WA

i am building view as well - with heaps of changes - nothing like view.

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CC101
Dec 09, 2011 9:36 pm
kexkez
kexkez
10 December 2011

Building the Chester with Gemmill Homes

Building the Chester with Gemmill Homes
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

wrong colour benchtop? hmm you should insist on a fix or did someone record the wrong colour? different edging to what expected you wouldn't be able to change…

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kexkez
Dec 10, 2011 10:46 am
kexkez
Casa2
Casa2
10 December 2011

Vertical Blinds - Cords or Wand?

Vertical Blinds - Cords or Wand?
NSW
1, 2

Thanks caz. It's good to hear from someone who has both types.

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Casa2
Dec 10, 2011 11:06 am
Althom
Althom
10 December 2011

Excess Pavers - Free to a good home - South of River - Perth

Excess Pavers - Free to a good home - South of River - Perth
WA

140 off Atlas Designer Pave DP60 - 230mm * 230mm * 60mm in Mocha. You pick up, I'll help you load

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Althom
Dec 10, 2011 5:52 pm
Althom


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