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LordX
LordX
11 October 2011

Has anyone built with Alandale Homes or Aaron J homes?

Has anyone built with Alandale Homes or Aaron J homes?
VIC

I'm advising you with best intentions not to build with Alandale Homes, not to deal with them at all. These people are extremely manipulative and for them to lie is just…

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LordX
Oct 11, 2011 8:10 pm
edscl
edscl
11 October 2011

PCI next Tuesday

PCI next Tuesday
VIC

:z: :z: :z: I have been following your blog, you home look great!

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edscl
Oct 11, 2011 10:02 pm
edscl
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
11 October 2011

is it normal to receive a water bill prior to completion?

is it normal to receive a water bill prior to completion?
NSW

lol i should be happy i dont have water or sewer rates where i live but yeah they hit u where they can it sucks

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Fitzyplumber
Oct 11, 2011 10:20 pm
stinomus
stinomus
12 October 2011

Floor Tiles

Floor Tiles

Really that's personal preference, what do you prefer?

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stinomus
Oct 12, 2011 9:39 am
catjim
catjim
12 October 2011

Settle an argument?

Settle an argument?
NSW

We built a custom design with a less well known builder and it would have been $250,000 or a little bit less. A three bedroom plus two studies (I work from home), two…

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catjim
Oct 12, 2011 11:38 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
12 October 2011

Installing levers upside-down to toddler proof?

Installing levers upside-down to toddler proof?
NSW

What about raising the height of the handle? We are getting ours at around 1200mm of the ground to negate the same issue. The front door handle is at the same height with…

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chrisandkate
Oct 12, 2011 11:53 am
sij
sij
12 October 2011

What happens after roof?

What happens after roof?
WA

Hi All, Just did site inspection and noticed tiles all done gas,electrical and other pre lays done. One thing I noticed which lucky I was on site to pick up was that…

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sij
Oct 12, 2011 11:56 am
alt0160
alt0160
12 October 2011

Hallway, Foyer, Gallery ... whatever you want to call it!

Hallway, Foyer, Gallery ... whatever you want to call it!
QLD

Why are you doing it? to make space in other rooms, or becaue you think it is too wide. Its hard to say without seeing your floor plan

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alt0160
Oct 12, 2011 1:17 pm
bashworth
bashworth
12 October 2011

What happens after roof?

What happens after roof?
WA

There is information on what happens for each of the typical construction stages here http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=271

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bashworth
Oct 12, 2011 3:39 pm
bashworth
ECOECO
ECOECO
12 October 2011

Sliding doors and windows kept onsite in open

Sliding doors and windows kept onsite in open
VIC

mine has been outside for last 3 weeks or so. even earth work is not completed…

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ECOECO
Oct 12, 2011 3:42 pm
ECOECO
dreamcometrue
dreamcometrue
12 October 2011

Building own design with Format SA

Building own design with Format SA
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Drayto, since you have only been in for a week, maybe take photos of the chips and email to let them know. The quicker they know about them, the more likely they are to…

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dreamcometrue
Oct 12, 2011 8:42 pm
dreamcometrue
CA3105
CA3105
13 October 2011

Roof tiles - price differential between different profiles?

Roof tiles - price differential between different profiles?

It will often depend on the builder you go with and what they include in their standard specs, but yes as a general rule Bristile shingle tiles will be at least a few…

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CA3105
Oct 12, 2011 11:00 pm
Eoh
Eoh
13 October 2011

Building in Beaumont Rise?

Building in Beaumont Rise?
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi All, Has anyone received their Occupancy Certificate yet? If so, how long did it take. We have the following oustanding items: * The excavated and filled areas shall…

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Eoh
Oct 13, 2011 2:40 pm
AllyA
AllyA
13 October 2011

Not 100% happy with exterior of house

Not 100% happy with exterior of house
QLD

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for your help and ideas, and that I've uploaded a few more photos to P/bucket if anyone wants to have a little looky-loo.

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AllyA
Oct 13, 2011 4:41 pm
Ashkate
Ashkate
13 October 2011

Essentials for a New Home

Essentials for a New Home
VIC
1, 2

The glass slashback is already locked in :-(

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Ashkate
Oct 13, 2011 5:51 pm
Ashkate
Rousehill5
Rousehill5
13 October 2011

Needing Advice Please .... RE : Kurmond

Needing Advice Please .... RE : Kurmond
NSW

One of my friend started with Kurmond. I know they had lots of issues at the start. The office was very slow & the costings for variations builder did not include in their…

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Rousehill5
Oct 13, 2011 9:48 pm
wokwon
wokwon
14 October 2011

Walk through wardrobe to ensuite

Walk through wardrobe to ensuite
NSW

I too was worried about moisture so I had the builder add a cavity slider door between the ensuite and WIR. House hasn't been started yet so I'm not sure what difference…

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wokwon
Oct 14, 2011 7:16 am
edscl
edscl
14 October 2011

Any Reliable and trustworthy demolition company to recommend

Any Reliable and trustworthy demolition company to recommend
VIC

Impact Peter, Chris and Daniel 0427 689 218 They don't have a website They did what they said they were going to do. Price was good, and they recycle what they can, and…

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edscl
Oct 14, 2011 10:33 am
edscl
jj1
jj1
14 October 2011

Power Connection

Power Connection
SA

Cheers rjg, my price was to supply&install point of attach. pole, with temporary meter position&safety switch to allow for construction, including disconnect(from…

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jj1
Oct 14, 2011 10:42 am
kiwi
kiwi
14 October 2011

can you see this photo?

can you see this photo?
VIC

cant see it. as above

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kiwi
Oct 14, 2011 2:27 pm
kiwi
coolm
coolm
14 October 2011

Our Custom build with Rossdale - 6 months later

Our Custom build with Rossdale - 6 months later
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Congratulations on your new home. We are about to embark in this journey ourselves, with a custom design by Rossdale. Your blog will be very helpful :)

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coolm
Oct 14, 2011 2:27 pm
coolm
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Big Nath
Oct 14, 2011 3:18 pm
Big Nath
amgsl55
amgsl55
14 October 2011

Can Neigbour remove ajoining fence without permission?

Can Neigbour remove ajoining fence without permission?
SA

If he has approval to build on the boundary then he has every right to do so and there is no point in getting upset over it, it's not worth the stress. If he damages the…

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amgsl55
Oct 14, 2011 7:17 pm
deb17
deb17
14 October 2011

Cost of Flyscreens

Cost of Flyscreens
NSW

Sounds good, ours were forty.

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deb17
Oct 14, 2011 9:11 pm
thegilbeys
thegilbeys
14 October 2011

Island bench upstand or splashback

Island bench upstand or splashback
QLD

Why not? Anything is possible. It'll either sit on top (and they may have to drill into your existing benchtop) or build it up from the floor. CEK would know better.

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thegilbeys
Oct 14, 2011 9:16 pm
thegilbeys
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
15 October 2011

Reduced Building Cost

Reduced Building Cost
WA
1, 2

Orientation all depends on the house design you end up choosing. Settlement on the block will occur once titles have been issued (be prepared for…

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AubinGroveFan
Oct 15, 2011 8:45 pm
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
15 October 2011

Your advice please... getting out of a contract

Your advice please... getting out of a contract
SA

The seller has NO right to ask for Proof. Where did you get that bit of garbage from ? Banks are NOT obligated to disclose their reasons (if the…

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Oceanus2
Oct 15, 2011 8:55 pm
broncos4eva
broncos4eva
15 October 2011

Land Registration Delay.. Costing us $$$

Land Registration Delay.. Costing us $$$
NSW

Hi Day Dreamer, How did you go with Eden Brae and what is the latest you have heard regarding your land registration? My wife and I have also bought a block of land at…

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broncos4eva
Oct 15, 2011 9:34 pm
michellemaz
michellemaz
16 October 2011

Carlisle Bellmore 39 or 43?

Carlisle Bellmore 39 or 43?
VIC

Hello everyone, We have signed up with Carlisle to build the Bellmore on our land in Mount Waverley and we are very happy to be starting the process. We are currently…

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michellemaz
Oct 16, 2011 11:43 am
buildingwest
buildingwest
16 October 2011

Water Tank

Water Tank
QLD

Hi, I recently purchased a bushmans tank. They have plastic tanks and are all states except wa. I got a 22,500 litre tank for about $2250.

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buildingwest
Oct 16, 2011 9:25 pm
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Rousehill5
Oct 16, 2011 11:26 pm
Shrinivasa
Shrinivasa
17 October 2011

copying house designs

copying house designs

totally understand somewomen. Not fair at all. all your ideas... thats the annoying part. Flattery would be fine if it was just 1-2 things but hellooooo

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Shrinivasa
Oct 17, 2011 10:18 am
Picketty
Picketty
17 October 2011

How much roughly did it cost to paint your house (Perth)

How much roughly did it cost to paint your house (Perth)
WA

If you have RAC membership you can get 30% off Solver paint, saved us a fortune when we did ours.

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Picketty
Oct 17, 2011 11:23 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
17 October 2011

TV antenna installation

TV antenna installation
NSW

I'm in the eastern suburbs of melb and rang melbournetvantennas they quoted $150 just to come out!! mr.antenna $99 I have 80% reception digital…

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chrisandkate
Oct 17, 2011 11:59 am
willcres
willcres
17 October 2011

Wall paint : Bristol Aria Ivory, Mosaico or Canvas Cloth??

Wall paint : Bristol Aria Ivory, Mosaico or Canvas Cloth??
NSW

Thanks, Paul23...:) Yes, the kitchen is open plan and has 2 stackers sliding doors.

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willcres
Oct 17, 2011 12:12 pm
willcres
bashworth
bashworth
17 October 2011

Rectifying defects with written letter

Rectifying defects with written letter
VIC

The red dots are only a convenience for the builder so they remember which defects you (and your inspector notice). The normal process for PCI is that the builder…

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bashworth
Oct 17, 2011 3:30 pm
bashworth
luke81
luke81
17 October 2011

Double Storey or Single Storey

Double Storey or Single Storey
1, 2

We have lived in both and I would definitely go single. Save your money. We found whenever we wanted to get things done at the house it cost more. ie Getting air cond…

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luke81
Oct 17, 2011 5:09 pm
libby
libby
18 October 2011

What cost estimate were you given per m2 for extending?

What cost estimate were you given per m2 for extending?
NSW

just bumping this up as I would also be interested to know how much everyone has paid to extend their plans.

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libby
Oct 18, 2011 1:03 pm
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kdgirl
Oct 18, 2011 7:49 pm
Hanson61
Hanson61
18 October 2011

Building in Spring Farm, Riverside, The Views - Saville 25

Building in Spring Farm, Riverside, The Views - Saville 25
NSW

We have built 2 homes with them.. the last one was the Chesterfield Grand in Fern Bay Newcastle... because of the great design and steel frame we managed to sell it…

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Hanson61
Oct 18, 2011 8:13 pm
stevio
stevio
19 October 2011

Pipe in Cabinet and Sink Problem

Pipe in Cabinet and Sink Problem
VIC

Thanks for the comment and advice guys. I really appreciate it. I'm going to ask them to replace it, hope it all goes well on Thursday.

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stevio
Oct 19, 2011 12:05 pm
NatalieM
NatalieM
19 October 2011

Additional costs for underpinning after contract signing

Additional costs for underpinning after contract signing
VIC

After signing the contract, our builder now throws an additional cost of $20k for underpinning neighbour's carport. They say that due to the retaining wall, the carport…

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NatalieM
Oct 19, 2011 3:14 pm
sydbuild
sydbuild
19 October 2011

Is paying a deposit before getting bank approval normal?

Is paying a deposit before getting bank approval normal?
WA

I just wanted to bump this thread to see how you went with this. We are in a similar position. We have preapproval and are meant to be signing our contract tomorrow. We…

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sydbuild
Oct 19, 2011 6:29 pm
CA3105
CA3105
19 October 2011

Neighbour build his garage on boundary line

Neighbour build his garage on boundary line
SA

As previously mentioned by dons80, if the council has approved the boundary wall then he is within his rights to build it as per the council approved plans. He will be…

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CA3105
Oct 19, 2011 7:24 pm
RitK11
RitK11
20 October 2011

Anyone building with Lifestyle Homes???

Anyone building with Lifestyle Homes???
WA

Its the first time i am building so just wanted some help. We are have a pool in the garden, the pool isn’t that big say half the garden now we were looking to put…

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RitK11
Oct 20, 2011 12:06 pm
RitK11
RitK11
20 October 2011

Garden Limestone advice/help

Garden Limestone advice/help
WA

Its the first time i am building so just wanted some help. We are have a pool in the garden, the pool isn’t that big say half the garden now we were looking to put…

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RitK11
Oct 20, 2011 12:09 pm
take2
take2
20 October 2011

Springfield Lakes - QLD

Springfield Lakes - QLD
QLD

We have been in Brookwater the last 3yrs renting then building we love the area, I agree with the above posts about Augustine Heights, Is great now Masters Hardward has…

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take2
Oct 20, 2011 12:52 pm
take2
building1
building1
21 October 2011

Do you lock your water tap while building?

Do you lock your water tap while building?
VIC

Our first water bill wasn't much (mostly connection) and I think in some instances the builder covers it? Come to think of it we haven't had one since ::hyst:: Not going to be…

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building1
Oct 21, 2011 11:05 am


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