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redh
redh
11 November 2011

How to stop render getting stained?

How to stop render getting stained?

Thanks Guys. I will be rendering over polyurethane panels, similar to EPS panels, which I believe doesn't use a cement based render, so hopefully it's less prone to…

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redh
Nov 11, 2011 12:33 pm
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
11 November 2011

Starting the building process: Big M - Victoria

Starting the building process: Big M - Victoria
VIC

Have been in Ballarat a year now, 2.5 years since I left Sydney. :) Ballarat is lovely! I don't think we'd consider moving back to the city now.

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Matt+Jo
Nov 11, 2011 4:20 pm
Matt+Jo
mizz_kermit
mizz_kermit
11 November 2011

Opinions or Experiences on WA Builders

Opinions or Experiences on WA Builders
WA

hello, I know it has been a while but I was just wondering how your build went with Premiere Homes? We have been stuffed around by a big builder and have been to see…

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mizz_kermit
Nov 11, 2011 7:10 pm
dvestate
dvestate
11 November 2011

Building a driveway and home orientation

Building a driveway and home orientation
NSW

I just exchanged on my block out at Oran Park, was happy when I decided to ignore the "No Entry" signs and have no drain out the front of my place. Good luck with the…

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dvestate
Nov 11, 2011 9:52 pm
mqtutor
mqtutor
12 November 2011

Are these hidden costs or standard charges?

Are these hidden costs or standard charges?

Carlisle (From memory when we built) will provide a cheque on settlement for any damage that they cause during the build to the foot path. This is…

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mqtutor
Nov 12, 2011 4:40 pm
PunkMaxxx
PunkMaxxx
12 November 2011

Building with Allworth Homes - Anyone?

Building with Allworth Homes - Anyone?
NSW

Actually we had issues from the start. Our rep was from Allworth Kellyville. I'll put them in point form. Hopefully it will make it easier to understand. 1. Issues on the…

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PunkMaxxx
Nov 12, 2011 9:34 pm
PunkMaxxx
Darth Teddy Bear
Darth Teddy Bear
13 November 2011

retrospective home owners warranty

retrospective home owners warranty
ACT

Hi all, We had our original builder go into liquidation and we had another builder take over and the house is now finished and it is only now that we find out that they…

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Darth Teddy Bear
Nov 13, 2011 7:32 pm
Darth Teddy Bear
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
13 November 2011

Fixed price contract?

Fixed price contract?

everything about building is very EMOTIONAL,try sticking in selling a home also...:)

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trishcoastie
Nov 13, 2011 8:50 pm
trishcoastie
ehwood
ehwood
13 November 2011

Building a Masterton Fernleigh 30 (I hope)

Building a Masterton Fernleigh 30 (I hope)
NSW

Ok after nearly 3 years of trying to decide what to do with our old house, we've decided on a Masterton Fernleigh 30. Scanning through the pages of info and comments on…

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ehwood
Nov 13, 2011 8:52 pm
teanah
teanah
14 November 2011

about to build with Fowler - any feedback appreciated

about to build with Fowler - any feedback appreciated
NSW

Im currently building with Fowler homes, and all good so far.

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teanah
Nov 14, 2011 7:17 am
teanah
Casa2
Casa2
14 November 2011

SLAB FALLING APART !, What to do?

SLAB FALLING APART !, What to do?
VIC
1, 2, 3

If they won't give their engineer's report, rather than paying for a solicitor, why not get a structural engineer provide an opinion (before the repair)? Alternatively,…

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Casa2
Nov 14, 2011 8:49 am
Nicole1983
Nicole1983
14 November 2011

Superior Building Group

Superior Building Group
VIC

I recommend calling VCAT and asking for the Domestic Building List. In the past you could ask the customer service staff there to search their lists to see how many…

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Nicole1983
Nov 14, 2011 3:34 pm
buildingbee
buildingbee
14 November 2011

Alfresco through builder - to slab or not to slab?

Alfresco through builder - to slab or not to slab?
NSW

Hi, My 2 cents: Our alfresco is under the roof line and my dad (a builder of 25ish years) said it was a good idea for our home builder to…

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buildingbee
Nov 14, 2011 5:04 pm
13bbprx7
13bbprx7
14 November 2011

Conceters In Adelaide

Conceters In Adelaide
SA

Hi, My house is nearing completion here in adelaide. Can anyone reccommend a good quality and priced concreter to do my driveways and paths here in adelaide?? Thanks Luke

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13bbprx7
Nov 14, 2011 6:33 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
14 November 2011

Building Lisbon 21 in Ambrosia - Cranbourne West

Building Lisbon 21 in Ambrosia - Cranbourne West
VIC

Ooh it will be nice to see another Lisbon build, I have built the Lisbon 22 :) I love the design. I think there is a Lisbon 24 in Doreen ?

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Victoria_g06
Nov 14, 2011 8:41 pm
Victoria_g06
RobbieC
RobbieC
14 November 2011

Recommendations for concreter - Adelaide?

Recommendations for concreter - Adelaide?
SA

We ended up going with Panorama Concrete. Great response, the best quote by far and their work was top class. They have a long warranty - we ended up choosing exposed…

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RobbieC
Nov 14, 2011 9:20 pm
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
15 November 2011

Building in Townsville

Building in Townsville
QLD

My friend is building with Dean Powell Constructions. I am on my phone at the moment so I can't copy and paste what she wrote. Basically this is the second build her…

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Raleighfarm
Nov 15, 2011 10:13 am
Raleighfarm
baby bacchus
baby bacchus
15 November 2011

And so it begins :)

And so it begins :)
VIC

Hello Scout and fellow Marsh dweller.... ok i'm not there yet but soon-to-be ::wornout:: Where about in the Marsh have you brought? There is so so so much development going on out…

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baby bacchus
Nov 15, 2011 2:30 pm
baby bacchus
betHeEeee
betHeEeee
15 November 2011

Our adventure begins with Clearview Homes - Quest23

Our adventure begins with Clearview Homes - Quest23
VIC
1, 2

I agree boy's need no room in the wardrobe, mine hangs up his t-shirts so it appears he has a lot of clothes but really he doesn't LOL ::wornout::

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betHeEeee
Nov 15, 2011 2:42 pm
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newbuilder1
Nov 15, 2011 5:30 pm
The JJs
The JJs
15 November 2011

Anyone building in Aubin Grove, WA?

Anyone building in Aubin Grove, WA?
WA

Thanks guys, I have been stalking those threads for a while now :) The section we're building in only has about 30 blocks, so its quite small and has been privately…

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The JJs
Nov 15, 2011 6:53 pm
The JJs
kyton
kyton
15 November 2011

Building contents insurance

Building contents insurance
NSW

Up until the house keys are in your hand the building is covered by the builders insurance. This is other then if you have provided any fittings yourself - in which case…

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kyton
Nov 15, 2011 8:29 pm
kyton
tempura
tempura
15 November 2011

Telstra Velocity - NBN (FTTH) - Smart Community - ONT?

Telstra Velocity - NBN (FTTH) - Smart Community - ONT?

Telstra Pit was covered in rubbish next door as they are still building, hence the engineer wasn't able to connect ours. Was advised by the engineer, to contact the sales…

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tempura
Nov 15, 2011 11:43 pm
tempura
grom40
grom40
16 November 2011

Rant about tradies.....

Rant about tradies.....
VIC

Ahh tradies; we probably shouldn't tar them all with the same brush (pardon the pun) but there are definitely some who leave a lot to be desired. Of course there are as…

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grom40
Nov 16, 2011 12:35 pm
grom40
Buttercup
Buttercup
16 November 2011

Getting excited now - builder almost chosen

Getting excited now - builder almost chosen
NSW

We are building the Sinatra 27 with Bentley homes in Mernda (VIC). We had settlement on our old house that we sold Today and are renting around the corner from where we…

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Buttercup
Nov 16, 2011 9:22 pm
Buttercup
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
16 November 2011

First Home Owners Grant/Boost

First Home Owners Grant/Boost
SA
1, 2

Things have changed since this thread was started in '09

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theanonyuser
Nov 16, 2011 10:17 pm
sionghua
sionghua
17 November 2011

Archicentre maintenance period inspection?

Archicentre maintenance period inspection?

Hi, I have recently moved into a new house and next month is when 3 months maintenance period is up. I have Archicentre completed independent inspection during frame,…

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sionghua
Nov 17, 2011 12:08 am
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
17 November 2011

New to the forum new house to build

New to the forum new house to build
NSW

We got a list of brick names which we could pick from,maybe phone them and ask about your bricks,you are better off asking whom is building your home as everybody has a…

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trishcoastie
Nov 17, 2011 10:15 am
trishcoastie
Axe1siat
Axe1siat
17 November 2011

Exterior colour combination help please

Exterior colour combination help please
NSW

Hi D@n, Can I email you the plans (pls provide email), I'm having trouble filling out the order forms coming up as error.

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Axe1siat
Nov 17, 2011 10:48 am
Ashie1206
Ashie1206
17 November 2011

Our new home with Burbank!!!

Our new home with Burbank!!!
VIC
1, 2

Hey Ashkate, Well we aren't officialy locked out of our house but I am assuming we will be soon - our cabinets get delivered and installed next week OMG - I can't believe…

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Ashie1206
Nov 17, 2011 12:58 pm
sleven
sleven
17 November 2011

Garage Door Colours

Garage Door Colours
NSW

Sorry for the delay mate. See photo below - taken on iPhone so let me know if not clear enough I can email through some decent quality You will see - Surfmist - Garage…

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sleven
Nov 17, 2011 6:40 pm
sleven
Helyn
Helyn
17 November 2011

Build your dream home or dont over-capitalise

Build your dream home or dont over-capitalise
NSW

Like most things in life,it is a balance - yes, you have to build what you can afford and no good over stretching yourself and then haveing trouble making ends meet - but…

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Helyn
Nov 17, 2011 8:42 pm
Helyn
b0son
b0son
17 November 2011

HOW TO REQUEST FOR EXTENSION ON STAMP DUTY EXEMPTION

HOW TO REQUEST FOR EXTENSION ON STAMP DUTY EXEMPTION
NSW

you may get a few weeks grace... we were a few weeks late but didnt have any issues.

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b0son
Nov 17, 2011 10:50 pm
bashworth
bashworth
18 November 2011

Guide to all the terms / acronyms used on this site!

Guide to all the terms / acronyms used on this site!
VIC

PCV - Post Contract Variation, A variation following the signing of the contract - will mean a change to the contract - usually an increase PCI - Practical Completion…

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bashworth
Nov 18, 2011 8:06 am
bashworth
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
18 November 2011

variation contract

variation contract
NSW

Up until you are presented your final contract, you should be be able to request as many variations as you like. But be reasonable, the more changes you make, the longer…

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OurLindrum52
Nov 18, 2011 11:24 am
Liz18
Liz18
18 November 2011

Anyone built/building in waterview ridge estate mount martha

Anyone built/building in waterview ridge estate mount martha
VIC

Is anyone else on here building in Waterview Ridge? I'd be interested in hearing about your build, in particular about how the new bushfire regulations have affected your plans.

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Liz18
Nov 18, 2011 6:21 pm

Yes all sorted thanks, it is a product that is applied, sanded and then finished with a clear coat. They look unreal!!!…

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selina2106
Nov 18, 2011 11:28 pm
webber11
webber11
19 November 2011

Brick laying concern

Brick laying concern
VIC

Thats good to know, I was wondering why our garage where we are renting does not have those expansion joints, thank you for the advice

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webber11
Nov 19, 2011 7:30 am
kyton
kyton
19 November 2011

Is Weeks Macklin value for money as a builder?

Is Weeks Macklin value for money as a builder?
SA

Pretty old thread - not sure whether the posters are still in the same position.

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kyton
Nov 19, 2011 1:42 pm
kyton
edscl
edscl
20 November 2011

Mould in Frame

Mould in Frame
VIC

Thanks, that would be great

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edscl
Nov 20, 2011 11:56 am
edscl
kim123
kim123
20 November 2011

Building with Statesman Homes

Building with Statesman Homes
SA
1, 2, 3

o it isnt two story sorry, $51 000 , i am deciding on buildrs at the moment and 51000 when they said like half at first is a major concern that is a worry , i would have…

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kim123
Nov 20, 2011 4:52 pm
dvestate
dvestate
20 November 2011

paying for your new house ! Couple of questions

paying for your new house ! Couple of questions
NSW

What I will be doing is when construction begins ensure that I have 12 months of mortgage payments in the redraw for my current home and flick the loan to interest only,…

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dvestate
Nov 20, 2011 8:44 pm
kopite1892
kopite1892
20 November 2011

Building with Rawson Homes- handover today :) :)

Building with Rawson Homes- handover today :) :)
NSW
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone knew where the selections for carpets are made from, as in which supplier?... We absolutely love the tile they have used in their…

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kopite1892
Nov 20, 2011 8:52 pm
kopite1892
baby bacchus
baby bacchus
20 November 2011

Benham 29 Rawson Homes at One Minto

Benham 29 Rawson Homes at One Minto
NSW

WOW you have to be so happy with your home its stunning! Love everything about it to be honest! Have you moved in?

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baby bacchus
Nov 20, 2011 9:51 pm
baby bacchus
gunny
gunny
20 November 2011

Huge hydraulics work charges

Huge hydraulics work charges
NSW

There is a photo at the bottom of this page http://www.precastwang.com.au/rural.htm The headwall is installed at the end of the last pipe so…

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gunny
Nov 20, 2011 10:51 pm
reneegogh
reneegogh
20 November 2011

Cost of Arborist Report

Cost of Arborist Report

We had a report prepared in January - there was a base charge of about $400 which included a certain number of trees then $50 per additional…

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reneegogh
Nov 20, 2011 11:00 pm
Zinner
Zinner
21 November 2011

somerfield estate stage 13

somerfield estate stage 13
VIC

Gratz to the stage 13ers. :z: :z: :z: Hope to see you all start building soon :: :: ::

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Zinner
Nov 21, 2011 10:48 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
21 November 2011

The Noodle Family Preston - we have keys!!

The Noodle Family Preston - we have keys!!
SA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

You did a great job of the garden - it's hard work isn't it? Your house is looking like home ...

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Mclaren
Nov 21, 2011 11:03 am
Mclaren
chill
chill
21 November 2011

Raft Slab and Retaining Walls

Raft Slab and Retaining Walls
NSW

Hi I'm not sure where to post this - here or the landscaping or concreting forum. I will post in the landscaping forum as well just in case. We have just started to…

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chill
Nov 21, 2011 11:48 am


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