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Elena chookie1
Elena chookie1
5 April 2012

Anyone building a McCubbin3?

Anyone building a McCubbin3?
SA

Hi. My very first post on here. Is anyone building a McCubbin3 with Sarah Homes?

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Elena chookie1
Apr 05, 2012 3:37 pm
Daedalus
Daedalus
5 April 2012

Keystart

Keystart
WA

They are very good for high risk/low income families but they are also very strict on their lending criteria. Give them a call for an information pack and read through it…

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Daedalus
Apr 05, 2012 4:11 pm
Daedalus
mr.21
mr.21
5 April 2012

water marks on ceiling ... advice needed.

water marks on ceiling ... advice needed.
VIC

That's good to hear. Thanks for much. What a relief.

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mr.21
Apr 05, 2012 8:43 pm
mr.21
PS_Sirocco7
PS_Sirocco7
6 April 2012

Occupancy Certificate

Occupancy Certificate
NSW

Ive been through this. You need to apply to your local council for the interim occupation certificate. Basically, you need to tell them in writing that you need to move in…

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PS_Sirocco7
Apr 06, 2012 3:01 am
PS_Sirocco7
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
6 April 2012

Slab Stage payments

Slab Stage payments
VIC

thanks man i will be calling my building tuesday Your builder would…

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d3vil_nik
Apr 06, 2012 12:08 pm
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
6 April 2012

who pays bills whilst your house getting built

who pays bills whilst your house getting built
VIC
1, 2

apprently it was stated in my contract im gona go have close look, but my sale rep said they pay for everything

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d3vil_nik
Apr 06, 2012 12:15 pm
TripleA
TripleA
6 April 2012

Lightsview

Lightsview
SA

I'm building at Lightsview. I've just picked a builder and will be keeping a progress log at my thread here: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=55453 dogwithbone, what type of…

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TripleA
Apr 06, 2012 12:40 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
6 April 2012

Question building in eucalypt estate in wollert(vic)

Question building in eucalypt estate in wollert(vic)
VIC

You can't see the master plan because it hasn't been done yet.

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cmhamilton
Apr 06, 2012 1:21 pm
*frosty*
*frosty*
6 April 2012

The Porter Davis Tender Process Explained

The Porter Davis Tender Process Explained
VIC

The tender presentation also allows you to make any final structural changes. That way, when you get to your colours/electrical/tile appointment, you can pick your…

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*frosty*
Apr 06, 2012 6:26 pm
*frosty*

Ceiling fans on raked ceiling?

Ceiling fans on raked ceiling?
QLD

Maybe just pre-wire it for fans and you can decide later on if you really need itat least its cheaper for the electrician to do it ... thats what we did for our dining,…

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JamieandGhie(monaco)
Apr 06, 2012 6:30 pm
JamieandGhie(monaco)
SunshineT
SunshineT
6 April 2012

lock-up with no front door?

lock-up with no front door?
WA

Very useful, thanks. We are supplying a custom made door for our build (didn't want to use naughty merbau timber, so getting one made in Spotted Gum), and we definitely…

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SunshineT
Apr 06, 2012 8:41 pm
SunshineT
Kazzbah61
Kazzbah61
7 April 2012

Westy's Demo/Rebuild in Perth: SOLD

Westy's Demo/Rebuild in Perth: SOLD
WA
1 ... 43, 44, 45

Hi westy, long time since last spoke, just wondering what company you used for the fence as we need to get infills for our rendered fence. You won't believe it but we are…

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Kazzbah61
Apr 07, 2012 9:12 am
clubbi4
clubbi4
7 April 2012

Kallara 29 Northern Suburbs

Kallara 29 Northern Suburbs
VIC
1, 2

This is the link to my new thread thanks viewtopic.php?f=31&t=55454

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clubbi4
Apr 07, 2012 9:32 am
clubbi4
val_j
val_j
7 April 2012

Byford On The Scarp, Perth

Byford On The Scarp, Perth
WA

Hello. This is my 1st time here. I'm looking at buying 1 of the remaining blocks on Barraberry way. Ive noticed on aspens websites land map that there is land adjasent &…

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val_j
Apr 07, 2012 11:04 am
scorbles
scorbles
7 April 2012

Best Tropical Door Design Idea

Best Tropical Door Design Idea
WA

I'm looking for the best door design idea for a house in the tropics. Double doors that can open completely and let in tons of light and are somewhat secure. I have…

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scorbles
Apr 07, 2012 3:12 pm
chocolatebacon
chocolatebacon
8 April 2012

Concrete slabs and insurance companies

Concrete slabs and insurance companies
NSW

Well, The engineer looked at the slab last week. He swept it, tapped it with the special hammer and dug a hole next to the slab. He'll get back to us after Easter. I'm…

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chocolatebacon
Apr 08, 2012 1:18 pm
PADAMS2012
PADAMS2012
8 April 2012

Pre Start Upgrade Prices

Pre Start Upgrade Prices
WA

our builder wrote in $2000 worth of upgrade into our pwc, so when pre start arrived, we paid out of pocket for the difference. Our lighting and electrical outlet…

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PADAMS2012
Apr 08, 2012 3:09 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
8 April 2012

New member to the forum

New member to the forum
NSW

Hi - welcome to the forum. You should check out the Masterton thread (there are 3) which has loads of great info. We almost built with Masterton but went Custom in the…

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SunshineT
Apr 08, 2012 9:17 pm
SunshineT
sarbear
sarbear
8 April 2012

Fill wanted... Aberglasslyn NSW

Fill wanted... Aberglasslyn NSW
NSW

One big pile. Level with house gutters. It was dug up when driveway was done last week. Not sure if it is regarded as clean fill. Like I said, have a look at it and let me know.

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sarbear
Apr 08, 2012 10:38 pm

Here are the floor plans, Ground floor is a "garage" at the moment. But will be…

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Knight_Time
Apr 08, 2012 11:07 pm
Apue
Apue
9 April 2012

Who will we build with? Alkira, Rawson, Huxley or Seksui?

Who will we build with? Alkira, Rawson, Huxley or Seksui?
NSW

My only advice would be pay particular attention to the tender you get. Be sure that before you sign anything it includes everything you want as…

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Apue
Apr 09, 2012 10:48 am
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
9 April 2012

Rusty lintels on new build

Rusty lintels on new build
WA

They should be primed and painted with a weatherproof/water proof paint to prevent further rust and subsequent expansion of the lintel causing cracking of brickwork.

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cmhamilton
Apr 09, 2012 8:30 pm
AMH
AMH
9 April 2012

When to move and arrange demolish?

When to move and arrange demolish?
VIC

Thanks kimu! We're in Melbourne, but it sounds similar. Hmm, that is a useful thought too. In the greater scheme of things and extra few weeks rent might be worth it.…

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AMH
Apr 09, 2012 10:15 pm
Cooped07
Cooped07
10 April 2012

Building with Dechellis in 2010

Building with Dechellis in 2010
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Yes! All house dramas sorted although we have had some foundation movement which has caused some cracked tiles but nothing too major. Its nice…

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Cooped07
Apr 10, 2012 11:08 am
Cooped07
SunshineT
SunshineT
10 April 2012

New house tender questions, for those who've done it before

New house tender questions, for those who've done it before
NSW

I’d be asking for them to take it out just for their deceitfulness to you or…

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SunshineT
Apr 10, 2012 4:57 pm
SunshineT

Thank you both for that advice. The fence is colourbond and the soil on our side of the fence is about 1m up the fence in most spots, but where i have added the arrow to…

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Monaco Build
Apr 10, 2012 6:32 pm
laura_88
laura_88
11 April 2012

Gaps in Plastering

Gaps in Plastering
VIC

Thanks for the responses :-) we now feel better after hearing that this seems to be normal. It was just a bit of a shock to see such a gap.

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laura_88
Apr 11, 2012 9:25 am
andrew67
andrew67
11 April 2012

Lets Talk Turkey

Lets Talk Turkey
NSW

It included $120k of variations due to our special needs. 2 master bedrooms, guest bedroom with ensuite. All up 4 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms, 2 balcony (fromt & back). So quite…

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andrew67
Apr 11, 2012 10:25 am
Reveler
Reveler
11 April 2012

Depth of Grey and White Plaster on internal Bricks

Depth of Grey and White Plaster on internal Bricks
WA

As the op is in wa they are not using plaster board. The float and set used over internal walls is only about 10mm. Your fridge space is…

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Reveler
Apr 11, 2012 12:02 pm
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msolok
Apr 11, 2012 12:17 pm
d@n
d@n
11 April 2012

Exterior Colours

Exterior Colours
QLD

Dulux rawhide? That's a bit of an odd pick to go with ironstone.

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d@n
Apr 11, 2012 1:01 pm
edscl
edscl
11 April 2012

knock downs and re-builds

knock downs and re-builds
VIC
1, 2, 3

hi bellachara, what state are you in? We tried to sell our house but as it was split level and small we were told that it would be hard to sell. The company that came out…

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edscl
Apr 11, 2012 3:27 pm
edscl
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
11 April 2012

Electrical Pre-Start (WA)

Electrical Pre-Start (WA)
WA

We asked our builders to put junction boxes in the ceiling which the downlights would be connected up to later this way the swtich wiring was already done so it should…

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nglbuilder
Apr 11, 2012 5:25 pm
miss_petepie
miss_petepie
11 April 2012

RedInk Perth Newbie - PCI booked yay!!

RedInk Perth Newbie - PCI booked yay!!
WA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

lona your house looks stunning!!! love it :D congrats on the keys :D

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miss_petepie
Apr 11, 2012 7:33 pm
miss_petepie
Onewheel
Onewheel
11 April 2012

Advice Needed - sacrafice backyard space for more living??

Advice Needed - sacrafice backyard space for more living??
VIC

Thanks everyone for your views and thoughts. It really does help to hear from other people with children. I love the cubby house idea…

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Onewheel
Apr 11, 2012 9:09 pm
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d3vil_nik
Apr 11, 2012 9:10 pm
Jen01
Jen01
11 April 2012

Raking Ceiling

Raking Ceiling
WA

One of the reasons that we went with Summit is because we loved the Luxxe's raked ceiling. Prior to signing up, we looked at other display homes and were essentially told…

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Jen01
Apr 11, 2012 9:28 pm
dvestate
dvestate
11 April 2012

Using PGH Espresso bricks

Using PGH Espresso bricks
NSW

Maybe they had some strange batches at the Schofields (NSW) office recently, double checked tonight and the Expresso and Chocolatto ones both only had 3 sides covered. I…

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dvestate
Apr 11, 2012 10:59 pm
caz_770
caz_770
11 April 2012

Laminex silk finish

Laminex silk finish
WA

From what I have seen and from what I have been told: 1) Crystal gloss is high gloss and Silk finish is more of a semi-gloss. 2) Crystal gloss scratches easily and silk…

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caz_770
Apr 11, 2012 11:32 pm
caz_770
* jas *
* jas *
12 April 2012

Porcelain Tile Cost

Porcelain Tile Cost
VIC

We got 110m2 600x600 porcelain tiles at beaumonts sale for $30 m (were $60) all up including the nano scrub and sealers and laid is $11,000 I think.

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* jas *
Apr 12, 2012 12:02 am
Jester
Jester
12 April 2012

Need help. Spent too much

Need help. Spent too much
WA

yeah basically a pre-quote contract means nothing. All they can do is keep any money that you have given them as a deposit (usually $1k). The thing is that if anything you…

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Jester
Apr 12, 2012 9:56 am
phippsy
phippsy
12 April 2012

BCC - Siting variation on corner block

BCC - Siting variation on corner block
QLD

When we built our place at Moggill, a corner of the gargage was about 5mtrs from the front boundary instead of the required 6 mtrs. We had to get a form from our neighbour…

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phippsy
Apr 12, 2012 10:28 am
Team PD
Team PD
12 April 2012

Quote - Double Storey - PD

Quote - Double Storey - PD
VIC

Dear All, I understand site cost is varying from builder to builder. PD is reluctant to give me a cost break down on base price nor site cost.…

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Team PD
Apr 12, 2012 12:24 pm
Team PD
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
12 April 2012

Where do you start??

Where do you start??
QLD
1, 2

Oh. *lol* Yeah, that sucks big-time. ::sad::

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MalinViktoria
Apr 12, 2012 1:30 pm
MalinViktoria
akashra
akashra
12 April 2012

Artificial Lawn grass or Natural

Artificial Lawn grass or Natural
WA

Because I only have a tiny area out the back of my place that's going to need grass, I'm going to just go with artificial grass. If it were a large lawn I'd plant Buffalo…

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akashra
Apr 12, 2012 3:55 pm
akashra
akashra
12 April 2012

Can you recognise quality?

Can you recognise quality?
WA

I walked through a display home the other day and I wasn't even looking for problems, but immediately found myself pointing (in my head), "not straight", "patchy paint",…

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akashra
Apr 12, 2012 3:59 pm
galahguy
galahguy
12 April 2012

Easy Living Homes/Gen1 Homes

Easy Living Homes/Gen1 Homes
WA

Thank you Mrs D for the 'inside' on Easy Living. I went to 3 builders & while Easy Living were definately the cheapest & willing to include everything I wanted at minimal…

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galahguy
Apr 12, 2012 6:11 pm
Jaans
Jaans
12 April 2012

Independent Building Inspectors

Independent Building Inspectors
NSW

Hi Cass, we too are squeezing for the extra cost to do the same. Figured it's a small price for a lot of peace of mind and some insurance. Did quite a bit of searching…

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Jaans
Apr 12, 2012 10:04 pm
alesky81
alesky81
13 April 2012

Getting rust out of ceasarstone?

Getting rust out of ceasarstone?
VIC

i know its late but i'm happy so i would like to share what really works to remove stain and rust on ceasarstone... "BARKEEPER FRIEND" powder... thats all you need to do…

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alesky81
Apr 13, 2012 2:13 am


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