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comfortablywacky
comfortablywacky
21 November 2011

What upgrades did you get when building?

What upgrades did you get when building?
VIC
1, 2

Here are some of the big ticket upgrades... Kitchen Island Bench 1300mm(w) x 3290mm (l) 40mm Caesarstone bench-top with 20mm shadow-line and dropped sides , 4 no. equal…

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comfortablywacky
Nov 21, 2011 4:30 pm
comfortablywacky
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
21 November 2011

Tamara1975 - Moved in - A few pics :)

Tamara1975 - Moved in - A few pics :)
QLD
1 ... 35, 36, 37

I know, I know ... extremely slow internet makes me give up on the pic uploads ... sigh. I'll give it a go again today. ------------ Sent from my…

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Tamara1975
Nov 21, 2011 9:44 pm
willcres
willcres
21 November 2011

Double Storey Home - Increase first floor ceiling height?

Double Storey Home - Increase first floor ceiling height?
NSW

Awesome! Just what we need - thanks willcres! We are building in Sydney South but…

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willcres
Nov 21, 2011 10:26 pm
willcres
Ashkate
Ashkate
22 November 2011

Total n00b needing advice!

Total n00b needing advice!
SA

There are quite a few things you can do afterwards, carpets are usually cheaper (however we got them thrown in as a bonus). Main flooring (builder has to do wet areas)..…

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Ashkate
Nov 22, 2011 10:01 am
Ashkate
Alpal
Alpal
22 November 2011

What stage to use Independant Inspector

What stage to use Independant Inspector
VIC

Hi Alpal, I think pre-plaster and PCI (Post Completion Inspection) is quite essential. The pre plaster covers the frame stage and just before…

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Alpal
Nov 22, 2011 2:18 pm
Wateman
Wateman
22 November 2011

Rubbish dumped on block?

Rubbish dumped on block?
VIC

Funnily enough, had a call from the council today saying they went down today and the rubbish was gone.. so obviously somebody else got rid of it!

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Wateman
Nov 22, 2011 5:00 pm
Wateman
bless_you
bless_you
22 November 2011

Gen1/ easy living homes

Gen1/ easy living homes
WA

Hi Snotlet, How did you go with the build? We have received keys but are having major dramas getting them to honour any of the defects along with us finding out a few…

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bless_you
Nov 22, 2011 8:28 pm
alkalised
alkalised
22 November 2011

Building with Rawdon Hill at The Avenue Estate

Building with Rawdon Hill at The Avenue Estate
VIC

Oh my gosh, we are picking up the keys tomorrow morning after much ado. We basically have never been given a handover date, and had to hunt our rep down to convince them…

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alkalised
Nov 22, 2011 10:53 pm
Leona
Leona
23 November 2011

Tossing up between Content and Redink Homes

Tossing up between Content and Redink Homes
WA

I can vouch for red ink, very professional ;)

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Leona
Nov 23, 2011 4:05 am
jmcbd
jmcbd
23 November 2011

structural defect, help!!

structural defect, help!!

zeitgeber, It is such a learning process for me. I rang the consumer affair, they pointed me to the "Domestic building contract Act" section 26. Their understanding is…

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jmcbd
Nov 23, 2011 4:32 pm
phippsy
phippsy
23 November 2011

Digital antenna under roof installed

Digital antenna under roof installed
VIC

It is a normal outside one, but I have over 6 feet of space in the ceiling so it is no issue. I figured it would take 1/2 hour to put it up there and see if it worked,…

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phippsy
Nov 23, 2011 5:08 pm
sceen7
sceen7
23 November 2011

Building or renovating a home ...

Building or renovating a home ...
VIC

Find one really good tradie and the rest will follow, they know who is good and who to avoid. A good chippie, plumber, tiler, cabinetmaker, sparkie doesnt need to…

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sceen7
Nov 23, 2011 6:54 pm
jcumpstay
jcumpstay
23 November 2011

custom build or plantation home?

custom build or plantation home?
QLD

To build the plantation Trinity "properly" similar to display home is closer to $480-500k. From experience

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jcumpstay
Nov 23, 2011 8:29 pm
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
23 November 2011

Fixing stage

Fixing stage
NSW

gees, we only had paid two payments and the whole house was just about finished,we use too wonder when we were going too get asked for payments..they just didnt send us…

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trishcoastie
Nov 23, 2011 9:37 pm
trishcoastie
azza&steph
azza&steph
23 November 2011

HELP!!! Exterior colours crisis expert advise needed

HELP!!! Exterior colours crisis expert advise needed
VIC

Thanks heaps Michelle and d@n I will take the advise in to account while doing our colours. I was also thinking silver for the windows but did not want to introduce to…

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azza&steph
Nov 23, 2011 10:41 pm
bobi3us
bobi3us
23 November 2011

Anyone can suggest a good architect for a granny flat?

Anyone can suggest a good architect for a granny flat?
NSW

Anyone can suggest a good architect for a granny flat? Thanks in advance.

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bobi3us
Nov 23, 2011 11:53 pm
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bobi3us
Nov 23, 2011 11:56 pm
nile
nile
24 November 2011

Our AV Jennings Galleria 210

Our AV Jennings Galleria 210
VIC

Omg! We are so EXCITED! AVJennings just told us that the prehandover is on 7th of December and the handover on 15th of December! They are soooo fast! I really hope they…

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nile
Nov 24, 2011 11:25 am
piotrek
piotrek
24 November 2011

M Lumeah 33 thread

M Lumeah 33 thread
VIC

Hello Tiger, I'm building the Lumeah in Melbourne also I just wanted to ask you how the build went and if everything went ok? Regards, Piotrek

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piotrek
Nov 24, 2011 1:07 pm
CA3105
CA3105
24 November 2011

What do you think, change it or leave it ?

What do you think, change it or leave it ?
WA

Wow thank you ca3105 I never would have picked up the different size in the overhead cupboards and thank you also for your advise on the…

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CA3105
Nov 24, 2011 8:23 pm
cattycatcat
cattycatcat
25 November 2011

Building a Drysdale30 by Porter Davis

Building a Drysdale30 by Porter Davis
VIC

Found you :D You need everything!! As above :) photos, floor plans, why did you pick your house, when/where are you building... Everything ;)

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cattycatcat
Nov 25, 2011 8:21 am
cattycatcat
magical
magical
25 November 2011

Has anyone built with AllCastle Homes ?

Has anyone built with AllCastle Homes ?
NSW

Would love feedback as we are considering using them for our house to be built next year. We like the layout of one of their designs but want to make sure they are ok. Thanks :D

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magical
Nov 25, 2011 11:10 am
kdgirl
kdgirl
25 November 2011

Practical Completion Inspection (PCI) - check list

Practical Completion Inspection (PCI) - check list
QLD

Hi tempura. The website is back online. You can purchase the handbook including check lists for only $4, it's well worth it!

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kdgirl
Nov 25, 2011 11:36 am
CC101
CC101
25 November 2011

any recommendation of engineered stone kitchen bench Perth

any recommendation of engineered stone kitchen bench Perth
WA

Does any one has any good or bad experience in installing engineered stone bench in kitchen. Any recommendation for any installer in Perth area. What do i need to…

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CC101
Nov 25, 2011 10:09 pm
thegilbeys
thegilbeys
25 November 2011

Missing items from Inclusion List

Missing items from Inclusion List
VIC

I find it poor form that you weren't informed of these changes during the build. Also, if none of the contract variances were approved by you they shouldn't have happened.

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thegilbeys
Nov 25, 2011 10:11 pm
thegilbeys
dvestate
dvestate
25 November 2011

Building Our New Home Kentville 24 Clarendon Homes Oran Park

Building Our New Home Kentville 24 Clarendon Homes Oran Park
NSW

If this is the J that I know? I went past during the week and was a bit bummed out for you that the rain had hit before the brickwork had finished. Hopefully the rain…

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dvestate
Nov 25, 2011 10:34 pm
BuildingSA
BuildingSA
26 November 2011

Peas have a new Pod!! =)

Peas have a new Pod!! =)
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Its gorgeous ::kiss:: congratulations

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BuildingSA
Nov 26, 2011 12:32 am
Davesteph
Davesteph
26 November 2011

Building the Vale by *** Homes in Hocking

Building the Vale by *** Homes in Hocking
WA

HI, Been a long time since updating our thread. We got our keys today. 367 days from the day I sat with the Sales Rep at a display home and draw up a new plan. Since June…

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Davesteph
Nov 26, 2011 3:26 am
edscl
edscl
26 November 2011

Front porch not included in concrete slab?

Front porch not included in concrete slab?
NSW

we are building a double storey home and we asked for the slab to be extended to include a porch, we did this because I noticed that there wasn't one in the drawings and…

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edscl
Nov 26, 2011 6:50 pm
edscl
Casa2
Casa2
27 November 2011

Energy efficient light bulbs

Energy efficient light bulbs
QLD

In the bedroom, you'll need 4 downlights. (Each downlight has about a quarter of the light output of the oyster light, but uses about half the power.) Yes, for the porch…

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Casa2
Nov 27, 2011 10:02 pm
deb17
deb17
28 November 2011

Building a new house and need price comparisons

Building a new house and need price comparisons
NSW

Sounds good, I bet your rapt now that you have signed up. Now the fun begins.

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deb17
Nov 28, 2011 11:43 am
decambla
decambla
28 November 2011

PGH Bricks tanami tan - please help :)

PGH Bricks tanami tan - please help :)
VIC

Hi All, First time posting a new topic so forgive me if its in the wrong place. The company we are building with has just switched from Austral to PGH bricks. I was…

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decambla
Nov 28, 2011 6:13 pm
jasmin3
jasmin3
28 November 2011

Payments - practical completion

Payments - practical completion
WA

Submit the paperwork to the bank, but have the payment in the form of a bank cheque, that you give to the builder at handover when you get…

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jasmin3
Nov 28, 2011 10:23 pm
eggy10
eggy10
29 November 2011

Filled Site

Filled Site
VIC

Hi All, I have recently purchased a old tennis court and have just completed a soil test. The result have come back inconclusive, they have dug 8m and have still not hit…

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eggy10
Nov 29, 2011 8:05 am
Casa2
Casa2
29 November 2011

Site Cost - cost of Bored concrete piers?

Site Cost - cost of Bored concrete piers?
VIC

I too would have thought that depth was a consideration, but apparently they just work on the number of metre rate.

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Casa2
Nov 29, 2011 8:47 am
manick
manick
29 November 2011

Inspection after the walls plastered

Inspection after the walls plastered
VIC

Hi, I am building my first home in Point cook and the house is in the lock up stage with all the internal walls plastered. I recently came to know about the independant…

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manick
Nov 29, 2011 11:06 am
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
29 November 2011

Pre-Start

Pre-Start
WA

Thank you for your reply. If there are any special inclusions during that time that you have signed up for, you signed your contract on the…

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AubinGroveFan
Nov 29, 2011 12:09 pm
rjg
rjg
29 November 2011

Building a new house - bathroom tiling question

Building a new house - bathroom tiling question
NSW

Called my CSC and they pretty much said that this is what all builders do.. I pretty muhc said that I guess that's how they save money - she kinda agreed. They do it…

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rjg
Nov 29, 2011 3:14 pm
rox
rox
29 November 2011

PCI date set

PCI date set
NSW

I'm sorry i haven't been updating this blog. A lot has happened since the last time i posted. The house is basically done. Just a few touch ups needed. PCI is set for…

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rox
Nov 29, 2011 7:59 pm
paulw11
paulw11
30 November 2011

BCA Lighting Rules 2011 - Outdoor Lighting Question

BCA Lighting Rules 2011 - Outdoor Lighting Question
QLD

Hi I have seen both CFL and LED bulbs in PAR38 style (this is the round floodlight globe). The long halogen globe (R7) has no alternative yet. All of the motion sensor…

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paulw11
Nov 30, 2011 6:07 am
Darth Teddy Bear
Darth Teddy Bear
30 November 2011

G J Gardner head office steps up after franchise goes bust

G J Gardner head office steps up after franchise goes bust
ACT

G'day Darth Teddy Bear, What is the latest with your house? Didn't appear to be going that well last May. I'm asking because I'm having a house…

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Darth Teddy Bear
Nov 30, 2011 8:33 am
Darth Teddy Bear
Jimmy87
Jimmy87
30 November 2011

Buying and Selling

Buying and Selling
NSW

Hello friends, I've just inherited $1,000,000 but i just don't want to build interest on it id rather make the money for work myself. I've found a home for $400,000…

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Jimmy87
Nov 30, 2011 2:47 pm
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kiwi
Nov 30, 2011 3:08 pm
kiwi
meatbag
meatbag
30 November 2011

Meatbags Ultimate st marks in Wellard

Meatbags Ultimate st marks in Wellard
WA
1, 2, 3

Bah, maybe when I get home I'll take some more. Not much more to show though. I can show you pics of my new king sized bed, and side by side fridge? :D I sort of blew all…

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meatbag
Nov 30, 2011 9:54 pm
meatbag
mqtutor
mqtutor
1 December 2011

Rattlesnake render

Rattlesnake render

Does anyone has house pictures with rattlesnake render? Do you mind post them here or PM me? I'm thinking between dulux Gnu Tan and Rattlesnake. The bricks is austral…

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mqtutor
Dec 01, 2011 12:06 am
tengals
tengals
1 December 2011

fixed site costs M class flat blockk?? expensive or not?

fixed site costs M class flat blockk?? expensive or not?

guys looking into building our first home, we have a quote for a double storey 40sq from a volume builder that has offered us fixed site costs. our block is flat…

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tengals
Dec 01, 2011 9:38 am
amanddave
amanddave
1 December 2011

Building With Plantation Homes...

Building With Plantation Homes...
QLD

Hello all, we have just begun our long and arduous journey with Plantation in North Lakes Qld, feel free to check out our blog as we…

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amanddave
Dec 01, 2011 12:15 pm
kara_leon
kara_leon
1 December 2011

Re: Custom Build @ The Summit, Mt Barker-moved in! pics p8!

Re: Custom Build @ The Summit, Mt Barker-moved in! pics p8!
SA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Oh and btw, (for what it is worth!) I like the blind in the middle :)

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kara_leon
Dec 01, 2011 4:48 pm
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elleflint
Dec 02, 2011 2:42 am
sdmould
sdmould
2 December 2011

Has Anyone Built with HBC in WA Recently?

Has Anyone Built with HBC in WA Recently?
WA

Welcome :) If you need anything else let me know :) I work in construction as well as having played a very active role in my build to date so I should be able to help with any…

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sdmould
Dec 02, 2011 1:41 pm


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