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New to Building, what should be included in design?

New to Building, what should be included in design?
VIC

We are building for the first time too, and I was thinking about powerpoints, light switches etc. when it came to considering the build BUT... The first meeting they…

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1sttimebuilding2012
Jun 26, 2012 10:23 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
27 June 2012

Can anyone suggest modular builders in WA?

Can anyone suggest modular builders in WA?
WA

Wow that's terrible, unless they are so small they don't have enough sales staff to follow up!! :n: There are also a few architects out of Perth i'm thinking of.... depends…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 27, 2012 10:29 am
rjl_87
rjl_87
27 June 2012

Building Contract

Building Contract
QLD

We were told at contract signing if we cancel now that they will take their fees from our 5% deposit and refund the rest but didn't say how much that would be. I'm…

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rjl_87
Jun 27, 2012 3:00 pm
mapple
mapple
27 June 2012

Anyone can help with the additional cost for the plumbing?

Anyone can help with the additional cost for the plumbing?
NSW

Thanks for the reply. But i think it is not the case. We actually not until this stage to check whether we are within the zone of influence. Normally the builder will…

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mapple
Jun 27, 2012 11:38 pm
bilal
bilal
28 June 2012

Building with Homestead SA. Advice good or bad please!!!!!

Building with Homestead SA. Advice good or bad please!!!!!
SA

Thanks dreamcometrue, I swear i did a search and couldn't find anything....hahaha It all looks good so far. The threat had some good info We…

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bilal
Jun 28, 2012 12:05 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
28 June 2012

1st floor windows in double storey

1st floor windows in double storey
VIC

:D Thanks... I learn heaps just being on here...

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ECOECO
Jun 28, 2012 8:49 am
ECOECO
koolsville
koolsville
28 June 2012

Koolsville's New Pad - Roof Tiles

Koolsville's New Pad - Roof Tiles
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks ::smile:: The garden gets lots of fertiliser!! The "stone" feature wall (internal and external) is actually a concrete cast of stone so it is much more affordable. We…

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koolsville
Jun 28, 2012 7:45 pm
koolsville
Forg
Forg
28 June 2012

Patio & balcony materials; heat retention & conduct...ance?

Patio & balcony materials; heat retention & conduct...ance?
NSW

Ta for that! Flooring, outside, though? Even worth considring, breezes blowing over the warmed flooring into the house in summer etc?

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Forg
Jun 28, 2012 10:22 pm
Debra50
Debra50
29 June 2012

Does anyone have a photo of Austral Homestead Blackwood?

Does anyone have a photo of Austral Homestead Blackwood?
VIC

Take a drive thru a new estate, you will see plenty of contrasts. Generally the darker bricks look better with the off white mortar; IMO ::wink::

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Debra50
Jun 29, 2012 10:47 am
Althom
Althom
29 June 2012

First time builder with DAH - Hopefully this is the end

First time builder with DAH - Hopefully this is the end
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

All done and looks a good job - service department at DAH did a good job in the end with some good attention by their management. They could probably teach the…

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Althom
Jun 29, 2012 11:06 am
Althom
tengals
tengals
29 June 2012

BUILDING WITH HENLEY - CONTRACT HELP

BUILDING WITH HENLEY - CONTRACT HELP
VIC

yes subject to finance 30 days double check it before you sign

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tengals
Jun 29, 2012 11:17 am
Onewheel
Onewheel
29 June 2012

Site cut and slab thickness

Site cut and slab thickness
VIC

Do you already have a builder for your home? Best to speak to them, they are the one's who should determine how much cut/ fill you require and they will draw up your plans…

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Onewheel
Jun 29, 2012 1:36 pm
OwnHome
OwnHome
29 June 2012

Oceanic with DAH - Pictures !!

Oceanic with DAH - Pictures !!
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Been away for a wahile and thought come back have a look. I have adjusted the return air vent to close more off which means more gushing noise but…

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OwnHome
Jun 29, 2012 2:10 pm
rodgo
rodgo
29 June 2012

Has anyone built a new home with Lowe Constructions?

Has anyone built a new home with Lowe Constructions?
VIC

Hi, I am a builder from the bayside area. I have seen a lot of Lowe work over the years and I personally think there designs are great. They also have developed a good…

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rodgo
Jun 29, 2012 2:46 pm
rodgo
rodgo
29 June 2012

Extra Cost to undermount Kitchen Sink

Extra Cost to undermount Kitchen Sink
QLD

The stonemason will have a rate they charge the builder then the builder will put his margin on. The only real difference to a standard sink is the cost of the sink and…

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rodgo
Jun 29, 2012 2:59 pm
rodgo
rodgo
29 June 2012

Do I need electricity plan and energy rating before get quo?

Do I need electricity plan and energy rating before get quo?
VIC

Hi you will need an energy report for when you apply for your building permit but an electrical plan is not really necessary.if its. Custom build explain all to your…

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rodgo
Jun 29, 2012 3:08 pm
rodgo
rodgo
29 June 2012

new house in Melbourne

new house in Melbourne
VIC

Oh and anyone that's pays a mass builder 8k a square and is upset with there lemon what did you expect. Don't you realise the trades that subby to these big companies…

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rodgo
Jun 29, 2012 5:25 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
29 June 2012

SO if you had your choice on ceiling height...........

SO if you had your choice on ceiling height...........
VIC

Hi,we are having 32 coarse bricks through kitchen,living,dining,entry & elfresco. After going into a display home with this height we were sold,cost $4,000 through…

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kerry-ann
Jun 29, 2012 8:38 pm
Aheron
Aheron
29 June 2012

URGENT HELP!! CONTRACTS/TENDERS

URGENT HELP!! CONTRACTS/TENDERS
VIC

Hi there We have done it the other way around, in that we have accepted a tender and now waiting on final plans and then contract. We spoke to 4 different companies and…

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Aheron
Jun 29, 2012 10:05 pm
Aheron
Aheron
29 June 2012

What to look for when signing a building contract....

What to look for when signing a building contract....
VIC

We are a couple of weeks behind you,but have heard some companies add clauses around being able to increase the price if dont start building after a certain period EVEN if…

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Aheron
Jun 29, 2012 10:08 pm
jj1
jj1
30 June 2012

Who pays for electricity during build?

Who pays for electricity during build?
QLD

Just got our 1/4 bill which basically covers the build period $160.00. We are paying, as you say Echo, chicken feed really.

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jj1
Jun 30, 2012 8:18 am
atom_ute
atom_ute
1 July 2012

QLD Solar Bonus scheme change from 10 Jul - bye bye 44c/kwh!

QLD Solar Bonus scheme change from 10 Jul - bye bye 44c/kwh!
QLD

How long with the 44c last for if you sign up before 9th July??? Is it…

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atom_ute
Jul 01, 2012 11:45 am
atom_ute

Ok another girly question,pipes!!

Ok another girly question,pipes!!
WA

Copper pipes are also used for gas... could it be the gas pipes?

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1sttimebuilding2012
Jul 01, 2012 2:07 pm
Claire_
Claire_
1 July 2012

Dark bricks-Any suggestions?

Dark bricks-Any suggestions?
NSW

Thanks so much for your suggestions guys! They are so helpful! We particularly like Pgh espresso, so we will have to wait for the quote to come back. Meanwhile we will…

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Claire_
Jul 01, 2012 5:14 pm
bashworth
bashworth
1 July 2012

milestone payment question

milestone payment question

When they are completed to your satisfaction.

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bashworth
Jul 01, 2012 8:28 pm
bashworth
Dearheart
Dearheart
1 July 2012

Laminex Silk Finish or Crystal Gloss

Laminex Silk Finish or Crystal Gloss
WA

You are very lucky with that price - your bulider seems quite reasonable. I know that mine had tried to charge some exorbitant prices for some things - it seems like they…

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Dearheart
Jul 01, 2012 9:22 pm
sohnaeo
sohnaeo
1 July 2012

Need help to match garage door colour and front door stain

Need help to match garage door colour and front door stain
NSW

Hi Forum, I need suggestions regarding matching colours of garage and front entry door. Garage Door: Steel line Western Red…

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sohnaeo
Jul 01, 2012 10:33 pm
Rex Banner
Rex Banner
1 July 2012

Building in Canberra - Experience with Goldruby homes

Building in Canberra - Experience with Goldruby homes
ACT

Hi everyone We have just made the (terrifying) decision to build a house in Canberra. We are leaning towards Goldruby homes as a builder and have been impressed so far by…

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Rex Banner
Jul 01, 2012 10:49 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
1 July 2012

What are the biggest money savers when building

What are the biggest money savers when building
SA
1, 2

:? I thought insulation had been pretty much legislated on so that all new homes had to have it? ? R6 ratings are coming in soon or may even be in force by now as well. …

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Treeseachanger
Jul 01, 2012 11:49 pm
delatite13
delatite13
1 July 2012

Building on Battle Axe Block

Building on Battle Axe Block
NSW

Well apart from the builder problems, consider the neighbour problems. Having not long sold from a battle axe build and now re-building there is no way in hell, this wide…

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delatite13
Jul 01, 2012 11:58 pm
delatite13
tinkster
tinkster
2 July 2012

Building a house in Perth

Building a house in Perth
WA

Looks good, hope the developer move the sign for you.

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tinkster
Jul 02, 2012 1:15 am
tinkster
kikichan
kikichan
2 July 2012

Please help! What are common issues on Gyprock and cornice?

Please help! What are common issues on Gyprock and cornice?

Hi everyone, Unfortunately, we will be oversea when our build is on the Gyprock and cornice stage. And we can only be able to ask a friend who does not have any…

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kikichan
Jul 02, 2012 3:29 pm
MrsTY
MrsTY
2 July 2012

Site Costs - M Class Slab

Site Costs - M Class Slab
NSW
1, 2

p class slab. site costs came to 35,000 1 m fall.

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MrsTY
Jul 02, 2012 3:47 pm
MrsTY

Dark or pale roof?

Dark or pale roof?
WA

Thanks guys. We're in Perth. I'll take alook at some of the other discussions, but it sounds as though a light roof is the way to go.

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firsthomebuyer123
Jul 02, 2012 5:44 pm
kyton
kyton
2 July 2012

Miss Vintage - DRESSING ROOM COMPLETE

Miss Vintage - DRESSING ROOM COMPLETE
WA
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Looks great (and very familiar LOL) - we too used the same Ikea packs. The only thing different we added doors. I could spend all day looking at the stuff Ikea has for wardrobes!

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kyton
Jul 02, 2012 10:17 pm
kyton
citystop
citystop
3 July 2012

How to protect paling fence from garden bed soil ?

How to protect paling fence from garden bed soil ?
VIC

Time to fix the backyard after the driveway/paths are done. I have a long paling fence around the backyard and would like to create garden beds along the fence, in order…

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citystop
Jul 03, 2012 12:17 pm
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
3 July 2012

Another what to do about the drainage problem

Another what to do about the drainage problem
VIC

I am sure I'll be joining this thread shortly as we just realised our builder doesnt include any drainage as part of our build... Might start looking in to options now to…

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Matt+Jo
Jul 03, 2012 1:41 pm
Matt+Jo
ttva
ttva
3 July 2012

Building Simonds Villa Grande 4315

Building Simonds Villa Grande 4315
VIC

We're now having second thought about continue our building journey with Simonds :( Was told site start can be within 60days of contract, which is some time in September ..…

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ttva
Jul 03, 2012 1:51 pm
ttva
buildingwest
buildingwest
3 July 2012

What colour roof and gutters

What colour roof and gutters
VIC

One other thing you can try is by visiting the Big M website at http://www.studiom.com.au The envisage software will let you select a house…

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buildingwest
Jul 03, 2012 2:08 pm
Dexter
Dexter
3 July 2012

How much 'room' is there when negotiating $ on a new build?

How much 'room' is there when negotiating $ on a new build?
VIC
1, 2

Hi Hack, our T&C say we can't bring in any trades etc. So I'm def a bit worried when i get to pre-start and get to lighting and switches. I can see $20k+ just for these…

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Dexter
Jul 03, 2012 3:53 pm
delatite13
delatite13
3 July 2012

Solar Systems (Gas and Electricity)

Solar Systems (Gas and Electricity)
WA

Have a look at the Apricus systems. (Also called Thurmann and sold Reece. Rebadged Apricus) Evaporated tube systems are far more efficient than the flood panel systems. …

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delatite13
Jul 03, 2012 6:04 pm
delatite13
akashra
akashra
4 July 2012

Pouring a slab on a lake

Pouring a slab on a lake
VIC

I dropped by my block yesterday just to see that nothing had been dumped on it, etc, as I expect works to start 'soon' - and when there saw that the block behind has now…

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akashra
Jul 04, 2012 8:24 am
PS_Sirocco7
PS_Sirocco7
4 July 2012

How long council approval?

How long council approval?
QLD

Our CDC took only 6 days. I made sure everything was covered before submitting though. We are also in a rural shire.

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PS_Sirocco7
Jul 04, 2012 2:07 pm
PS_Sirocco7
kirb
kirb
4 July 2012

Villina 28 contempoary

Villina 28 contempoary
NSW

Welcome kirb. Im not sure if you have yet but check out the Masterton thread here - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=54119&start=1600 Theres some others…

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kirb
Jul 04, 2012 3:27 pm
tengals
tengals
4 July 2012

Handyman

Handyman
VIC

your lucky to even get someone willing to do it on the books for such a small job

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tengals
Jul 04, 2012 6:03 pm
sunil123
sunil123
4 July 2012

Any one building with Allcastle homes.

Any one building with Allcastle homes.
NSW

Hi guys ... I looked t allcastle omens in kellyville..... Cost wise it looks very attractive .... Ant one has ny experience.. How are thy post contract inning

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sunil123
Jul 04, 2012 8:21 pm
1minto
1minto
4 July 2012

Trevelle homes in NSW

Trevelle homes in NSW
NSW

We are planning to build with trevelle homes in nsw. Just wondering if anyone has built with them, any stories to share? feedback- suggestions etc??

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1minto
Jul 04, 2012 10:01 pm
The Thinker
The Thinker
4 July 2012

Building Inspector Recommendations: Southern Highlands

Building Inspector Recommendations: Southern Highlands
NSW

I never did end up with a personal recommendation but did come across a few names in Google, one looks promising, I have sent you a PM :)

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The Thinker
Jul 04, 2012 10:19 pm
LynneY
LynneY
4 July 2012

Anyone used Liquorice or Aubergine PGH bricks for new home

Anyone used Liquorice or Aubergine PGH bricks for new home
SA

Thanks for the tip EcoFriendly. I am quite partial to aubergine too. Thanks for the links. :-)

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LynneY
Jul 04, 2012 11:24 pm


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