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Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
18 May 2012

Glazing Bars on Windows

Glazing Bars on Windows
WA

. Ours are in between the double glazing... so never need cleaning. Ed Hah that's a…

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Treeseachanger
May 18, 2012 3:16 pm
building-expert
building-expert
19 May 2012

Help! Want to cancel contract before building starts

Help! Want to cancel contract before building starts
VIC

If it's a breach of contract builder will be entitled damages for loss of profit that he would have made plus value of work done.

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building-expert
May 19, 2012 4:17 pm
building-expert
ssd503
ssd503
19 May 2012

wyndella - stage 5 - Truganina

wyndella - stage 5 - Truganina
VIC

hi. We have dropped the idea of truganina. Hi, We are currently going through the process of a house and land package deal with Boutique…

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ssd503
May 19, 2012 7:08 pm
mimi23
mimi23
19 May 2012

Does Carter Grange do brick or only hebel?

Does Carter Grange do brick or only hebel?
VIC

I believe they only do hebel with brick/stone/timber as a feature.

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mimi23
May 19, 2012 10:07 pm
mimi23
dons80
dons80
20 May 2012

Anyone used JWH group builders in wa

Anyone used JWH group builders in wa
WA

We built with Metrostyle in 2009 and had a mixed bag of tradies we had 2 exellent brickes and then had some doggy painters and tilers it all comes down to the set of…

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dons80
May 20, 2012 9:22 am
dazandstace
dazandstace
20 May 2012

Minimalist Concrete house - advice

Minimalist Concrete house - advice
NSW

My only advise I could offer would be to seek out an architect who can design such a house, they may also recommend a suitable contractor.

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dazandstace
May 20, 2012 12:04 pm
dazandstace
CC101
CC101
20 May 2012

Vote Please,Soft Closes on Drawers,just outta interests sake

Vote Please,Soft Closes on Drawers,just outta interests sake
WA
1, 2, 3

i got soft closing on drawers and cabinet doors but not on bifold corner doors (don't know why)

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CC101
May 20, 2012 3:14 pm
jessie87
jessie87
20 May 2012

Fairmont Homes (SA) - Fault Claim Period

Fairmont Homes (SA) - Fault Claim Period
SA

ummmm it all depends on what needs to be done. because the give the details to contractors so it depends on them, how busy etc. Plaster it took them a while but the…

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jessie87
May 20, 2012 6:30 pm
MegLeigh89
MegLeigh89
20 May 2012

Upgrades - someone explain

Upgrades - someone explain
WA

Sure thing - Provide 31c ceilings to the Living, Dining and Alfresco $4,482 Provide a 28-16 4x panel sliding door to the Dining in lieu of a 25-13 3x panel sliding…

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MegLeigh89
May 20, 2012 7:38 pm
MegLeigh89
8acon
8acon
20 May 2012

What bits would you get done yourself (not by the builder)?

What bits would you get done yourself (not by the builder)?
WA

one step ahead of you hack ;) we sound organised, but only time will tell .... I will keep you posted. Nothing has started yet as we are still waiting for our land to register ^_^

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8acon
May 20, 2012 8:44 pm
8acon
CBPH
CBPH
20 May 2012

Decking solution - Merbau, Composite or PVC?

Decking solution - Merbau, Composite or PVC?
VIC

None of the woods you mentioned. We used spotted gum, sustainable aussie grown timber :)

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CBPH
May 20, 2012 9:21 pm
rkonanki
rkonanki
21 May 2012

the reserve stage30 tarneit

the reserve stage30 tarneit
VIC

Hi, We just booked a lot in The Reserve Stage 30. We would like to hear from anyone who has already built in this estate, or going to build. regards, Raj

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rkonanki
May 21, 2012 6:08 am
Lisjac
Lisjac
21 May 2012

Building with PD Access and after some advice re; contract

Building with PD Access and after some advice re; contract
VIC

Hi everyone, We've been reading the forum for a bit and just recently joined. We are first time builders and a little overwhelmed with everything you have to be across. We…

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Lisjac
May 21, 2012 8:48 am
dan1978
dan1978
21 May 2012

Really coinfused and frustrated at choosing a builder

Really coinfused and frustrated at choosing a builder
VIC

Have now spoken to another Sales consultant from Henley at Selandra Rise. Hopefully we can get somewhere!

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dan1978
May 21, 2012 10:17 am
Echo
Echo
21 May 2012

Building Rivervale - Final Pics - Done - 3 Year Project

Building Rivervale - Final Pics - Done - 3 Year Project
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

In high school I was voted least likely to finish a cohera

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Echo
May 21, 2012 1:17 pm
Echo
tarsha678
tarsha678
21 May 2012

Building with Rawson

Building with Rawson
NSW
1, 2

haha yea i only know because I've studied these plans so much over the past 12 months... lol

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tarsha678
May 21, 2012 7:55 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
21 May 2012

Racking Ceiling

Racking Ceiling
WA

A raked ceiling could be used in just one room as a feature. We've done a lot of them over the years in just one area.

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builderforlife
May 21, 2012 10:03 pm
builderforlife
J&K
J&K
21 May 2012

Custom Design in Picnic Point NSW

Custom Design in Picnic Point NSW
NSW
1, 2

Hi T, Picnic Point is on hold, possibly for 5 years, still hanging onto the land, as we still intend to build one day. The building costs kept getting more and more, so we…

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J&K
May 21, 2012 11:48 pm
J&K
marybond2012
marybond2012
22 May 2012

we have unconditional finance approval....

we have unconditional finance approval....
WA

oh garden i cant wait for our slabs to be down finally :) I got told that 2-3 weeks max for scheduling and for when action starts on the block wooo hooo It looks like we…

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marybond2012
May 22, 2012 12:23 pm
marybond2012
Deemaree
Deemaree
22 May 2012

National Builders Group Sold?

National Builders Group Sold?
VIC

Valid point Zyme..but when we built with them we researched the builder concerned prior to commencing. We also went in with our eyes fully open, understanding that once…

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Deemaree
May 22, 2012 12:51 pm
Deemaree
MayMoo8888
MayMoo8888
22 May 2012

Brick colour / Roof Colour - Help

Brick colour / Roof Colour - Help
NSW

Thanks d@n, That is very helpful. Pretty wide house so maybe gives a tick towards darker grey. Have now been told we can wait until later to pick a brick & tile, and a…

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MayMoo8888
May 22, 2012 12:55 pm
ozberg
ozberg
22 May 2012

Shower Grate - How much did your builder charge

Shower Grate - How much did your builder charge
WA

I think you will find they are reasonable prices. Stainless steel grates both tile insert and heel guard, are very expensive.

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ozberg
May 22, 2012 4:08 pm
Stormy
Stormy
22 May 2012

home builder

home builder
NSW

Hi opu316, I've just done a quick search and it seems there are a few people building there. search.php?keywords=ropes+crossing

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Stormy
May 22, 2012 4:54 pm
Stormy
Nads
Nads
22 May 2012

Building a New Home

Building a New Home
WA

Hi Ness, So sorry for the late reply, we've been away on a holiday! Thankyou very much for your response and the detailed you've provided, its been very helpful! We…

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Nads
May 22, 2012 5:38 pm
LynneY
LynneY
22 May 2012

Hills hub or C Bus?

Hills hub or C Bus?
SA

Yep, think you are all absolutely right. Might speak to hubby in detail about this. Haven't had a chance to. Wanted to get some info first. I might even get him to sort it…

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LynneY
May 22, 2012 6:43 pm
gogo65
gogo65
22 May 2012

Dune roof Surfmist garage and windows - what render colour?

Dune roof Surfmist garage and windows - what render colour?
QLD

I'm not sure if you want to go lighter or darker than dune, I was trying to match my dune garage door and originally was going to paint my cladding dune but my interior…

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gogo65
May 22, 2012 7:45 pm
gogo65
Gwendolyn
Gwendolyn
22 May 2012

NEIGHBOUR BUILT ON MY LAND!! HELP

NEIGHBOUR BUILT ON MY LAND!! HELP
1, 2, 3

Hi there, just joined up here. Interesting reading this about the fence on the wrong side......I just had the surveyor out today to tell me that my fence is inside my…

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Gwendolyn
May 22, 2012 8:17 pm
laura_88
laura_88
22 May 2012

Organising boundary fencing for house we are building - HELP

Organising boundary fencing for house we are building - HELP
VIC

Thank you all for the replies, I feel a lot clearer on what I need to do. I will contact our future neighbours as soon as i receive quotes back.

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laura_88
May 22, 2012 9:02 pm
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
22 May 2012

250 dollar usage water bill??

250 dollar usage water bill??
VIC

it say usage for the last quarter, i donno how so much

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d3vil_nik
May 22, 2012 9:21 pm

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Zarli
May 22, 2012 10:09 pm
Zarli
KAN
KAN
23 May 2012

Do the home builders offer discounts?

Do the home builders offer discounts?
NSW

We asked/ were offered discounts. We did not always get a price discount, though I recall they did halve the cost of our extended Alfresco area. In addition to this, they…

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KAN
May 23, 2012 9:17 am
Nads
Nads
23 May 2012

Earthworks - First Home Builder :)

Earthworks - First Home Builder :)
WA

Hi Echo, Sorry i should have provided all that info!! Where building in Perth W.A Wembley, our house is a 1 storey 4*2 Where building on soil - apparently our soil is…

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Nads
May 23, 2012 10:09 am
Forg
Forg
23 May 2012

Recycled or distressed-looking timber flooring

Recycled or distressed-looking timber flooring
NSW

Ah, carp ... I thought I'd switched over to that other forum section; sorry all! :(

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Forg
May 23, 2012 11:52 am

I have finally located my dimensions - we have no formal lounge or dining so this area is our main living area. These are all internal measurements. From the inside of…

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kyton
May 23, 2012 12:21 pm
kyton
PS4314
PS4314
23 May 2012

What to discuss with the tiler

What to discuss with the tiler
QLD

Thanks everyone. Good discussion and feeling really positive about how it will work out. He explained about expansion joints; he keeps them the same width as the rest of…

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PS4314
May 23, 2012 1:02 pm
The Vans
The Vans
23 May 2012

Chris's Dale Alcock Build (WA)

Chris's Dale Alcock Build (WA)
WA
1, 2

Looks great! Really nice roofline! :)

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The Vans
May 23, 2012 1:30 pm
The Vans
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
24 May 2012

Pgh's Espresso Brick - has anyone used

Pgh's Espresso Brick - has anyone used
NSW

2 or 3 pallets of bricks would be nice for a retaining wall. Hopefully they don't go in the bin!

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daveinthehills
May 24, 2012 9:40 am
smorgzzz
smorgzzz
24 May 2012

Builders credit back...

Builders credit back...
WA

We received credits back for deleting doors and changing doors.

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smorgzzz
May 24, 2012 6:03 pm
smorgzzz
kch
kch
24 May 2012

HSTP Land Application Area Installers

HSTP Land Application Area Installers
QLD

Can anyone recomend installers of land application area for sub surface irrigation for our HSTP system. We've had our design completed and are now after some quotes. We…

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kch
May 24, 2012 6:34 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
24 May 2012

Electrical Prices?

Electrical Prices?
NSW

Ok ,so I go to school for four years and then get my electrical certificate and I bring five thousand dollars of tools to your home along with long experience, to add a…

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builderforlife
May 24, 2012 8:07 pm
builderforlife
Echo
Echo
24 May 2012

Custom home in Perth - design draft

Custom home in Perth - design draft
WA

Put an internal window in the activity room to the gallery, kids behave better if they know they can be seen. Or have an opening in the wall if you not mind the noise.…

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Echo
May 24, 2012 8:11 pm
Echo
PADAMS2012
PADAMS2012
25 May 2012

help, deposits / contracts / drawings / broker

help, deposits / contracts / drawings / broker
VIC

oh man , sounds like your settlement date (where you give the majority of your deposit) is too close! we asked the developer what the latest day we could settle and she…

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PADAMS2012
May 25, 2012 8:12 am
NovaVista
NovaVista
25 May 2012

What extras did you get included at no cost ?

What extras did you get included at no cost ?
NSW

I don't believe you get much for "free" or "no cost" it is more a matter or comparing inclusions against different builders vs the price (not the price quoted in the…

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NovaVista
May 25, 2012 8:33 am
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
25 May 2012

H3NL3Y Tender - worried we might be over budget

H3NL3Y Tender - worried we might be over budget
VIC

yeh really good - we were under budget which is a surprise because of all the changes and upgrades. I've just started my own thread seeing that I know we're defintely…

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PolkaDots
May 25, 2012 1:13 pm

We haven't actually started building yet so I can't show you pictures of mine but I do have a pic of a kitchen which has used the same colour as we've chosen - Formica New…

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soakedblonde
May 25, 2012 3:19 pm
soakedblonde
gogo65
gogo65
25 May 2012

How much does it cost too add an extra ensuite

How much does it cost too add an extra ensuite
WA

It definitely depends on inclusions as well, our ensuite is frameless glass with grate drain, polyurethane 1200 vanity with stone top and nice toilet and taps etc

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gogo65
May 25, 2012 3:21 pm
gogo65
babysaurs
babysaurs
25 May 2012

PGH PEWTER Bricks anyone use these and have photos please?

PGH PEWTER Bricks anyone use these and have photos please?
SA

We are considering these bricks for our house wondering if anyone hs use these before and hav any piccys they can share please:) Thankyou

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babysaurs
May 25, 2012 5:27 pm
marybond2012
marybond2012
26 May 2012

Kitchen bench overhead lamps

Kitchen bench overhead lamps
NSW

Hi Patty, Our tap is 70cm high and with a pendant light that hangs down it will look very silly in our opinion like its squashed.... we have 31c ceilings in the kitchen…

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marybond2012
May 26, 2012 9:57 am
marybond2012
bmorayc
bmorayc
26 May 2012

Architectural Draftsmen/Designer - Melbourne

Architectural Draftsmen/Designer - Melbourne
VIC

Hi all, I have recently noticed a demand for people looking for draftsmen/designer, I can supply a service from the early design stage (3D) through to construction…

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bmorayc
May 26, 2012 10:38 am
SunshineT
SunshineT
26 May 2012

BUILDER INVOICING LOCK UP & BRICKS JUST STARTED!! WHAT THE?

BUILDER INVOICING LOCK UP & BRICKS JUST STARTED!! WHAT THE?
VIC

We also got invoices way early, but the builder didn't chase payment, kinda like just getting the paperwork out of the way first...

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SunshineT
May 26, 2012 2:28 pm
SunshineT


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