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Dan17179
May 16, 2012 6:48 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 May 2012

Facade Feedback

Facade Feedback
VIC

IMO you need the stackstone or render to "ground" the scheme with a monument roof. Have you tried dune: gutters and render: same with jasper, or woodland grey: picking…

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Treeseachanger
May 16, 2012 10:41 am
azienumnum
azienumnum
16 May 2012

Caroline Springs - Double Storey

Caroline Springs - Double Storey
VIC

for a 27 square double story home you should be paying minimum $260k. Costs are more for anything above a single story as there are alot more materials used for doubles…

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azienumnum
May 16, 2012 11:18 am
greenfish
greenfish
16 May 2012

Help with hot water system best option

Help with hot water system best option
SA

We are getting an Apricus system, the rebate we get is $792. The price we are paying is $5158 installed, this is for 30 tubes and 315 litre storage tank. It also includes…

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greenfish
May 16, 2012 5:51 pm
greenfish
Ricaaaa
Ricaaaa
16 May 2012

Our Piazza 300.... Go away rain!!!

Our Piazza 300.... Go away rain!!!
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

selina2106 have loved reading this tread about your experience and seeing the updates of your new house. currently in the process of looking at house's and land to…

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Ricaaaa
May 16, 2012 9:22 pm
Ricaaaa
* jas *
* jas *
16 May 2012

Home insulation question

Home insulation question
SA

Ours was $1300 I think, much cheaper to do it yourself but you need to do it at the right time

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* jas *
May 16, 2012 10:50 pm
smorgzzz
smorgzzz
17 May 2012

Tile Supply Company in Sydney

Tile Supply Company in Sydney
NSW

We bought tiles for the home we renovated from TFO, they were really good for price and quality.

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smorgzzz
May 17, 2012 9:52 am
smorgzzz
squashedrex
squashedrex
17 May 2012

Red pegs

Red pegs
NSW

The local degenerates have stolen them I'd say. You'll find that there is still a smaller white block knocked into the ground though, this is what they mark of.

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squashedrex
May 17, 2012 10:28 am
auds
auds
17 May 2012

Something different?

Something different?
WA

me 2 - just love that stone splashback (or whatever it is) I am also going to do that cupboard/pantry thing in my alfresco - when I can afford to do it :)

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auds
May 17, 2012 10:41 am
bjrouse
bjrouse
17 May 2012

Building Sahara Q2 with Henley - What should I be careful of

Building Sahara Q2 with Henley - What should I be careful of
VIC

Soild test comes back in a few days. Survey takes a little longer. This is my first house and my first build so I am learning as I go too. From what I have learnt if the…

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bjrouse
May 17, 2012 12:30 pm
whanganui
whanganui
17 May 2012

Riverstone Estate - Doreen

Riverstone Estate - Doreen
VIC

Site costs vary but anything above $10K for a flat block requires questioning. Have you considered driving around the Plenty River Estate? There are rocks on almost every…

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whanganui
May 17, 2012 2:08 pm
kiwi
kiwi
17 May 2012

Hollywood in Aveley

Hollywood in Aveley
WA

Or go to www.tinypic.com and upload them (change the size to 17 " ) and copy the 'forum' link straight into your post. See, I did know! Are you going to show us your…

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kiwi
May 17, 2012 2:51 pm
kiwi
mgilla
mgilla
17 May 2012

Mystery Pipe Vent/Drain - Don't Know

Mystery Pipe Vent/Drain - Don't Know
VIC

If it's outside your property line and no one wants to own it, cap it off concrete over it then plead stupid. But you never heard that from me.

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mgilla
May 17, 2012 4:51 pm
mgilla
mgilla
17 May 2012

suggestions for builder gold coast

suggestions for builder gold coast
QLD

Try Design Build, they are the custon build branch of Adenbrook Homes. Had friends use them and were very happy.

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mgilla
May 17, 2012 5:01 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
17 May 2012

Slopey block design- opinons welcome!

Slopey block design- opinons welcome!
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

So what is the status of your design?

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SunshineT
May 17, 2012 6:11 pm
SunshineT
adgn
adgn
17 May 2012

anyone in the middle of building - CARBON TAX!!!!

anyone in the middle of building - CARBON TAX!!!!

In my contract there was a clause to say it would change if the carbon tax came in and changed pricing. It did not state how much things would go up but it definately was…

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adgn
May 17, 2012 7:15 pm
selina2106
selina2106
18 May 2012

Help with style of toilet

Help with style of toilet
SA

I think I know what you mean about the narrow exit. I've found if the kids get a bit over excited with the toilet paper (which my 3 yr old in particular does), than they…

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selina2106
May 18, 2012 12:03 am
Arena537
Arena537
18 May 2012

Our Roeberry in Officer - and now we wait...

Our Roeberry in Officer - and now we wait...
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Aspect, The changes down our way have been unbelievable,, it seems they are starting something new each week. The station looks great, pity no one appears to be using…

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Arena537
May 18, 2012 10:38 am
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
18 May 2012

Custom Build in Providence Estate Greenvale...

Custom Build in Providence Estate Greenvale...
VIC

Hi Ayaman, we actually didn't go ahead with the custom build. It was just working out to be too expensive. We have now changed to a Henley home (the Lexington Lux Q1), we…

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PolkaDots
May 18, 2012 2:38 pm
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ECOECO
May 18, 2012 3:10 pm
ECOECO
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

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