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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 8:44 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 10:49 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 10:28 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 1:14 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 2:17 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 2:22 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 6:45 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 6:27 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 9:55 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 7:04 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 7:23 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 4:04 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 8:25 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 11:38 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 05, 2012 12:18 am
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 11:27 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 12:44 pm
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 12:49 pm
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 1:30 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 1:54 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 4:31 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 9:42 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 10:24 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 9:40 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 8:05 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 8:12 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 9:51 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 8:00 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 11:07 am
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dan1978
Mar 07, 2012 11:39 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 3:25 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 4:22 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 11:33 pm
The DA Crew
The DA Crew
8 March 2012

Which laminate is this?

Which laminate is this?
WA

Hi Sannie. I think I have the info you need - if there's anything else you want to know please get in touch with me and I'll do my best to help. :) Ensuite Vanity Elwood…

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The DA Crew
Mar 08, 2012 2:18 pm
The DA Crew
atom_ute
atom_ute
8 March 2012

Quote over budget...

Quote over budget...
QLD

Can anyone please share tips to negotiate with the builder based on your previous experiences. I am thinking of asking driving/paving and…

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atom_ute
Mar 08, 2012 2:33 pm
atom_ute
sixor
sixor
8 March 2012

Building in Harrington Grove

Building in Harrington Grove
NSW

Hey there, Which precinct did you purchase your land?

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sixor
Mar 08, 2012 4:13 pm
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adgn
Mar 08, 2012 5:16 pm
TamK
TamK
8 March 2012

Temporary Blinds in Perth

Temporary Blinds in Perth
WA

Does anyone in Perth know where to get temporary blinds from, like the Redishades I've heard people talk about? I've tried Bunnings but they don't have them.

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TamK
Mar 08, 2012 6:57 pm
Dexter
Dexter
8 March 2012

Webb & Brown Neaves / studio versions

Webb & Brown Neaves / studio versions
WA

That's my concern too, once you start changing things in a 'studio version' the price could change dramatically. I am worried we won't stick anywhere near budget/and or…

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Dexter
Mar 08, 2012 8:00 pm
* jas *
* jas *
9 March 2012

New Kitchen Appliances - Brisbane

New Kitchen Appliances - Brisbane
QLD

That's great. I am just trying to decide on which fridge I want and was going to get Harvey Norman to give me a price (have been looking at appliances on line), hopefully…

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* jas *
Mar 09, 2012 12:07 am
Chris+Mary
Chris+Mary
9 March 2012

BuildCarp Constructions

BuildCarp Constructions
NSW

Hi KarlaJane I read this post a few weeks ago, and gave buildcarp a call following your recommendation. My wife and I are completing a renovation on our home in Earlwood…

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Chris+Mary
Mar 09, 2012 9:41 am
daveandally1
daveandally1
9 March 2012

There was a smell in the ensuite ....

There was a smell in the ensuite ....
SA

Oohhh....drain hair smells, doesn't it....it's terrible. Glad they found the problem! How desperate for a kitchen mixer can someone be? Doesn't really sound like a…

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daveandally1
Mar 09, 2012 12:23 pm
daveandally1
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
9 March 2012

Trafficable lid in footpath?

Trafficable lid in footpath?
WA

Traffic does not just refer to motor traffic

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nglbuilder
Mar 09, 2012 1:44 pm
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
9 March 2012

Builder is not accepting variations before the start of the

Builder is not accepting variations before the start of the
VIC

We were allowed to make variations after all our selections were signed off, but each variation (as in each different items) would attract a $500 administration fee. So we…

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nglbuilder
Mar 09, 2012 2:36 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
9 March 2012

newbie wading through the options

newbie wading through the options
VIC

Then you have a few good options to have a look at Stacey. I'm near Warrnamboo and lived in Winchelsea for 4.5 years! Check with some of your local builders as well- they…

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Deemaree
Mar 09, 2012 4:06 pm
Deemaree
munta
munta
9 March 2012

Architecture or Draftsmen

Architecture or Draftsmen
VIC

(We also wanted to use as many environmental design elements as possible, as many builders / draftspeople don't factor this in). This is SOOOO wildly untrue.

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munta
Mar 09, 2012 4:22 pm

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