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bashworth
bashworth
12 June 2012

Want to build a new house

Want to build a new house
VIC

Even if you avoid the service charge for water you are still going to get hit for the service charge for sewerage. If its only a holiday shack thats used weekend and a…

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bashworth
Jun 12, 2012 4:20 pm
bashworth
Deemaree
Deemaree
12 June 2012

Building 1st time

Building 1st time
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hoping that the next few days sees it all done! :D

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Deemaree
Jun 12, 2012 8:15 pm
Deemaree

I am going to add the raking ceiling through my living area. However I also want to extend a bit of eave at outside of raking ceiling like display home. But due to the…

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murphywei
Jun 12, 2012 9:33 pm
Lex
Lex
13 June 2012

Flooring after handover - skirting boards before tiling?

Flooring after handover - skirting boards before tiling?
SA

Thanks, ladies. I felt I had to speak up and mention all the "little" tasks that the whole thing will be made of. Once you break the whole job into separate tasks and have…

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Lex
Jun 13, 2012 7:52 am
Lex
boosho
boosho
13 June 2012

Any recent First home buyers with Henley? Need advice.

Any recent First home buyers with Henley? Need advice.
VIC

Hi I'm kinda new here, well I say new coz this is my very first post but I've been following this forum for a while now. Anyways, we are about to build with Henley Monaco…

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boosho
Jun 13, 2012 12:00 pm
boosho
deb17
deb17
13 June 2012

Carbon tax increase

Carbon tax increase
NSW
1, 2

Yes Eager; I always talk my insurances back down when they go up. I also get 13% discount on all gas and elec bills.

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deb17
Jun 13, 2012 12:49 pm
Echo
Echo
13 June 2012

Ironstone Colorbond

Ironstone Colorbond

One of mine is Ironstone and Monument , the other is Monument and Ironstone. Cant remember which is…

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Echo
Jun 13, 2012 1:23 pm
Echo
Braddiefamily
Braddiefamily
13 June 2012

Which Austral Bricks to use

Which Austral Bricks to use
QLD

Yes we have seen a couple of houses with them and they do look fantastic, our roof tiles have just gone on so we are hoping the bricks will be starting soon :0)

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Braddiefamily
Jun 13, 2012 7:27 pm
Echo
Echo
13 June 2012

Dispute over water consumption during demolition

Dispute over water consumption during demolition
WA

Sounds like the majority of water was thru the damage then. Only one option left eh? Gotta argue with the demo company, if they broke it they pay. Gonna be hard to prove…

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Echo
Jun 13, 2012 9:07 pm
Echo
willcres
willcres
13 June 2012

Apples for Apples comparison from Wisdom

Apples for Apples comparison from Wisdom
NSW

It's hard to prove it... No builder have the same offer... Their service & follow up are much more important.

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willcres
Jun 13, 2012 10:10 pm
willcres
cinder
cinder
13 June 2012

builder installed wrong floorboards

builder installed wrong floorboards
VIC

Hi there, I knew someone whose builder stained their stair case the wrong colour & hence the floorboards didn't match. Their builder wouldn't fix this either. I think with…

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cinder
Jun 13, 2012 10:52 pm
cinder
BradS
BradS
14 June 2012

At our wits end

At our wits end
NSW

If you were looking at building in south west Sydney i could have put you in contact with someone but they wont come this far to build

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BradS
Jun 14, 2012 4:01 pm
Jem6401
Jem6401
14 June 2012

AV Jennings/Sekisui Piazza 250 (with our own touch)

AV Jennings/Sekisui Piazza 250 (with our own touch)
VIC

Just thought I would post an update of where we are at. Everything started on the 27th March, and we have just reached 'lock up' stage. I have been really happy with the…

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Jem6401
Jun 14, 2012 6:19 pm
svranjic
svranjic
14 June 2012

Building in Wildwood Estate, Carramar. Retaining wall issues

Building in Wildwood Estate, Carramar. Retaining wall issues
WA

Hi Did you get this problem solved? What lot number did you purchase? If you read the small print on the sales plan it states that the plan is only for identification…

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svranjic
Jun 14, 2012 7:43 pm
Liliana
Liliana
15 June 2012

Building designers and contract administration

Building designers and contract administration

I'm posting this again under a different topic heading to see if it can generate any response here. We have KDHW doors and windows in our new build and I found out today…

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Liliana
Jun 15, 2012 7:55 am
clarendon
clarendon
15 June 2012

Statesman Homes - The Clarendon

Statesman Homes - The Clarendon
SA

Hi claypot, I will PM you with a response. Cheers.

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clarendon
Jun 15, 2012 9:51 am
emmanewman
emmanewman
15 June 2012

Laundry design - putting appliances mid height

Laundry design - putting appliances mid height
WA

I loved this when I saw it at the display, my only concern was after getting it up there, my front loader does…

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emmanewman
Jun 15, 2012 10:25 am
Hillcrest
Hillcrest
15 June 2012

Construction timelapse

Construction timelapse
VIC

I just looked on ebay (what would we do without it?) for Plantcams - you're right, there aren't many on there. Seems they were old stock now replaced by the more…

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Hillcrest
Jun 15, 2012 10:34 am
Hillcrest
yvw_rep
yvw_rep
15 June 2012

Site inspection and found a nearby construction: what is it?

Site inspection and found a nearby construction: what is it?
VIC

Hi there, YVW are definately not moving to Point Cook. This is a sign left on the fence from an old project. Can anyone help out with an address so we can get the sign down?

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yvw_rep
Jun 15, 2012 10:38 am
claypot
claypot
15 June 2012

Termite Protection

Termite Protection
WA

Hi claypot Kordon to wet areas only appears inadequate, it's entire perimeter of the house that has to be protected. If I was you I…

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claypot
Jun 15, 2012 2:14 pm
bashworth
bashworth
15 June 2012

stormwater runoff on acreage

stormwater runoff on acreage
NSW

The reason for dispersal rather than direct to a creek is to slow the discharge rate to the creek and prevent flooding downstream. Your house probably doesn't seem much…

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bashworth
Jun 15, 2012 3:01 pm
bashworth
AC27
AC27
15 June 2012

customer service from your builder - is this acceptable?

customer service from your builder - is this acceptable?
WA

At the end of the day your land is untitled so your builder can't start building on it anyway, We have signed for untitled land last year in june and signed with a…

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AC27
Jun 15, 2012 9:32 pm
Trewman
Trewman
15 June 2012

Our Lindeman 28 - Hand over end of may

Our Lindeman 28 - Hand over end of may
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Well we have been in for a week as of yesterday and are absolutely loving it! We have achieved a fair bit since moving in and have a lot more still to do! The h o m e…

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Trewman
Jun 15, 2012 11:08 pm
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
16 June 2012

Building with Sterling Homes

Building with Sterling Homes
SA
1, 2

No we are using tiles (except for the bedrooms where it will be carpet). Got a dog with pretty gnarly nails don't want a nice timber looking floor with nail gouges through…

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nglbuilder
Jun 16, 2012 2:01 am
THE RISE
THE RISE
16 June 2012

NORTHWEST SYD - DRIVEWAY HELP - EXPOSED AGGREGATE/QUARTZ

NORTHWEST SYD - DRIVEWAY HELP - EXPOSED AGGREGATE/QUARTZ
NSW

thanks gogo65. I made some phone calls, he also said it would be approx $180 pm2 but does not do this style of driveway. Might go driveway looking on the weekend and see…

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THE RISE
Jun 16, 2012 4:33 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 June 2012

Perth Aggregate /Liquid Limestone = Referals pls

Perth Aggregate /Liquid Limestone = Referals pls
WA

Exposed Earth do a good job as well. Don't go for cheapest quote necessarily whoever you choose. There are cowboys out there quoting low and undercutting each other but…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 16, 2012 11:03 am
Orchid
Orchid
16 June 2012

Phone/Cable Line Help

Phone/Cable Line Help
VIC

Our house was demolished last week, and the demolishers cut our telephone line with no problems at all. Cheers!

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Orchid
Jun 16, 2012 11:14 am
THE RISE
THE RISE
16 June 2012

cost of deeper footings at back of your house

cost of deeper footings at back of your house

sk_oradba - we have just gone through this same problem. Our pool sits approx 1 metre from the back alfresco. There was also a stormwater from Sydney water on the…

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THE RISE
Jun 16, 2012 5:39 pm
Lourance
Lourance
17 June 2012

Exterior colors help needed please!!

Exterior colors help needed please!!
VIC

Make your down pipes same colour as your bricks.. are the posts a feature, if so then different colour to your brickwork else same colour. Under eaves is normaly a light…

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Lourance
Jun 17, 2012 9:15 am
Camcam
Camcam
17 June 2012

Anyone built the Luxor?

Anyone built the Luxor?
VIC

Hi All, I've been trolling the net trying to find anyone who has built the Luxor by Simonds. SO far I've found no one! Give me a hoy if you have, I'm really interested in…

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Camcam
Jun 17, 2012 11:22 am
cinder
cinder
17 June 2012

Building a New House.....

Building a New House.....
NSW

Seems to be roughly $100 but it's a hard thing to generalise, a lot depends on your land (slope, soil quality)

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cinder
Jun 17, 2012 6:42 pm
cinder
bashworth
bashworth
17 June 2012

Certificate of occupancy has been issued following vandalism

Certificate of occupancy has been issued following vandalism
VIC

Don't know which Contract you have but the Standard HIA contract says the builder is responsible until HANDOVER. Clause 20 I would be seeing a lawyer.

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bashworth
Jun 17, 2012 6:48 pm
bashworth
dakr
dakr
17 June 2012

My design - feedback please....

My design - feedback please....
WA

Thanks for the feedback. seanr53 - the rear of the house, which has the biggest windows, is north facing. i don't mind the garage protruding as long as there is ample…

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dakr
Jun 17, 2012 9:29 pm
Ms_Teapot
Ms_Teapot
17 June 2012

Display villages in Adelaide with big blocks?

Display villages in Adelaide with big blocks?
SA

Hi, just wondering if anyone knows where (or which builders) have some large family homes on display on bigger blocks i.e. 600sqm+? What we really need is some land:house…

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Ms_Teapot
Jun 17, 2012 9:50 pm
jekal
jekal
18 June 2012

New to site

New to site
WA

Hi all! We've just bought at Trinity today and are (hopefully) getting titles in August. Getting VERY excited now. Can't wait to see how everyone progresses!

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jekal
Jun 18, 2012 12:30 am
cinder
cinder
18 June 2012

Electricals

Electricals
WA

Exactly, the builders add on a huge mark up because they can. Much better to get an external sparky to do it at frame stage IF the builder will allow them on site.

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cinder
Jun 18, 2012 8:13 am
cinder
gogo65
gogo65
18 June 2012

Building with Zen Homes

Building with Zen Homes
NSW

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=49240 Hey, there is quite a few of us building with zen at the moment, there is a very long thread here Also if you want to wade through both mine…

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gogo65
Jun 18, 2012 8:52 am
gogo65
secur_ed
secur_ed
18 June 2012

Ceiling height - how high is too high?

Ceiling height - how high is too high?
NSW
1, 2

We're looking at cabinetry and increasing the height of our top cupboards from a 2.3m bulkhead to a 2.7m bulkhead (inother words making the cabinets above the workbench…

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secur_ed
Jun 18, 2012 12:53 pm
scotty78
scotty78
18 June 2012

McDonald Jones Bronte - Changes to standard design?

McDonald Jones Bronte - Changes to standard design?
NSW

Hi there. Thanks for all the good ideas. We ended up making the following alterations: larger garage space, wider Master BR with WIR, and converting 2 of the bedrooms into…

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scotty78
Jun 18, 2012 1:23 pm
BradS
BradS
18 June 2012

Blinds in Western Sydney area HELP!! Macarthur area!!!

Blinds in Western Sydney area HELP!! Macarthur area!!!
NSW

I think $6k sounds about right for most homes these days. Our quote came in at about $6500 i think it was (my girlfriend organinsed this part of the build) and that was…

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BradS
Jun 18, 2012 2:05 pm
oneness
oneness
18 June 2012

HELP please with stair balustrade colour

HELP please with stair balustrade colour
WA

I wish it was stainless steel sadly though toooo expensive for us ::sad:: so we are having powdercoated aluminium and the closest colour is treasured silver but it does not have…

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oneness
Jun 18, 2012 3:10 pm
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
18 June 2012

New house blog: *Tiles*

New house blog: *Tiles*
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Well it turns out, thanks to my partner (as am at work) so she has been doing all the running around that they were trying to slip one through. Found out that the "finance…

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nglbuilder
Jun 18, 2012 4:25 pm

We went surfmist roof with surfmist fascia, gutters, eaves, garage and door. We also went surfmist downpipes but wish we hadn't - we are going to try and change them to…

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nina marie
Jun 18, 2012 7:47 pm
nina marie
Lourance
Lourance
18 June 2012

Luxaflex Awnings

Luxaflex Awnings
WA

Thought about double glazing ? There is also another product on the market called smartglass but it won't be as effective as your other ideas.…

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Lourance
Jun 18, 2012 10:32 pm
gogo65
gogo65
19 June 2012

Narrow bedside tables

Narrow bedside tables
VIC

Nicole, our measurements are virtually the same, we are getting ours made by the cabinet maker doing our kitchen, around $300 each, hope that helps!

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gogo65
Jun 19, 2012 6:53 am
gogo65
koukli
koukli
19 June 2012

grr Banks!

grr Banks!
VIC
1, 2

Thanks guys. Plan 'B' was originally plan 'A' as it makes the most sense to try pay off what you already have before getting to more debt but some family issues made this…

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koukli
Jun 19, 2012 9:16 am
timpen
timpen
19 June 2012

Door Furniture

Door Furniture

Make sure that the lock cylinders are stocked by local locksmiths and you can get keys cut.

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timpen
Jun 19, 2012 11:14 am
claypot
claypot
19 June 2012

Footing price in relation to trees.

Footing price in relation to trees.
SA

Hi All, Any one have any knowledge on the extra price incurred on footings when building on a site that had trees and is located near large trees? We have a 10 acre block…

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claypot
Jun 19, 2012 1:12 pm
smart1
smart1
19 June 2012

Onley home

Onley home
VIC

We have just moved in to our new Onley home and would just like to say that we couldn't be happier with the result and the service we recieved, we made a lot of changes…

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smart1
Jun 19, 2012 1:32 pm
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
19 June 2012

George's fair

George's fair
NSW

No problem plenty of help around these parts

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mecha-wombat
Jun 19, 2012 3:03 pm
mecha-wombat


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