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Leona
Leona
4 March 2012

Specials specials specials!!!!

Specials specials specials!!!!
WA

Textile traders 50% off ALL ready made curtains, blinds, venetians, rollers in store!!! We scored all tracks for 4 lots of curtains, the curtains (double lined pinch pleat…

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Leona
Mar 04, 2012 10:38 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
5 March 2012

REDink Prestart Costings - Please help

REDink Prestart Costings - Please help
WA

Hi Jlil, PM sent, did not want to derail the thread..... :)

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AussieMark
Mar 04, 2012 11:18 pm
livewildcard
livewildcard
5 March 2012

May buy land

May buy land
VIC

Depends on a number of factors. Whats already there. Where is it. etc. Keeping dogs? Sounds like you might be in some development but you haven't said. Where is the land…

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livewildcard
Mar 05, 2012 10:27 am
Redstorm
Redstorm
5 March 2012

What does PCI stand for

What does PCI stand for
1, 2

I had to look also as PCI that I normally run into is - Principal Controlled Insurance Thanks for the definition here, it makes the posts easier to read

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Redstorm
Mar 05, 2012 11:44 am
Redstorm

Thanks toolman. yeah i have just found out that most LED’s are run off 12V. so i think standard 16mm conduit will be all that I need, and wont have to go too…

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kopite1892
Mar 05, 2012 11:49 am
kopite1892
KarlaJane
KarlaJane
5 March 2012

Builder for Duplex in Sydney

Builder for Duplex in Sydney
NSW

Hi Tez, Sorry for the late reply ! Time wise, we finished 4 weeks before the contract date which was great (it really depends on the weather I have found) and our budget…

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KarlaJane
Mar 05, 2012 12:30 pm
wertmezer
wertmezer
5 March 2012

First Home Owners Grant question

First Home Owners Grant question
VIC

Our was organized through a mortgage broker and it went straight into our bank account at the start of the build. The bank…

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wertmezer
Mar 05, 2012 12:54 pm
jeff2231
jeff2231
5 March 2012

Budding issue with builder

Budding issue with builder

Hi all, I'm currently building a new home and will be getting polished floorboards in hallway and living areas. The garage lies next to the hallway and the floor height…

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jeff2231
Mar 05, 2012 3:31 pm
LindaReilly
LindaReilly
5 March 2012

Kerdels

Kerdels
WA

We also used HBA and went with Kerdels and our comments? :cry: Overall: Experience to date with Kerdels has been absolutely traumatic. Signed contract July 2011, still no…

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LindaReilly
Mar 05, 2012 8:42 pm
MmmmBalf
MmmmBalf
5 March 2012

Any one building at Narre Warren Springs estate?

Any one building at Narre Warren Springs estate?
VIC

Hi Shane99, & welcome to the forum. What does your builder mean by land costs being too high? Too high for your budget with the house you want? Or does he think the land…

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MmmmBalf
Mar 05, 2012 9:24 pm
MmmmBalf
tengals
tengals
6 March 2012

SANDHUST CLUB - are you building there?

SANDHUST CLUB - are you building there?

yeah it doesnt seem to be uniform at all..... might have to go the ash brick and colour scheme of whites with timbers etc

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tengals
Mar 06, 2012 8:40 am
melfordgurl
melfordgurl
6 March 2012

Colour Selections - Getting confused!! Need peoples help

Colour Selections - Getting confused!! Need peoples help
VIC

wow... jee... another reason why i love Carlisle Homes hehehehehe.. we even get three different render colours to choose from (any dulux colour) free and we get so many…

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melfordgurl
Mar 06, 2012 7:05 pm
cray-
cray-
6 March 2012

Painting over acrylic texture render

Painting over acrylic texture render
WA

Thanks chippy, appreciate your input. I will be checking my contract and specs carefully to make sure acrylic was specified. But it sounds like we may be in for some…

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cray-
Mar 06, 2012 7:12 pm
jodge
jodge
6 March 2012

What did you do yourself versus what is left to the builder?

What did you do yourself versus what is left to the builder?
NSW

Well, I think the track was only about $13 for 3 metres, we just left it sticking up into the roof at the top. .. handy for the foxtel man to use too. . . also if you want…

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jodge
Mar 06, 2012 8:51 pm
jodge
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
7 March 2012

Porch and alfresco flooring

Porch and alfresco flooring
NSW

I was thinking polished concrete, but our builder doesn't do that. Not even sure if I like it, but it seemed like a cheap way to get something a little better than concrete!

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daveinthehills
Mar 07, 2012 7:00 am
mrs mozz
mrs mozz
7 March 2012

Staircase made of Pine?

Staircase made of Pine?

Why not try the stain you want, or a varnish/stain combination. If it doesn't give the desired look, then you could paint over it.

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mrs mozz
Mar 07, 2012 10:07 am
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dan1978
Mar 07, 2012 10:39 am
Trewman
Trewman
7 March 2012

The Quaters @ Cranbourne West

The Quaters @ Cranbourne West
VIC

We are building in stage 1 in quarters. Everything you need is near by Out of all the estates in the area we felt this to be the best choice.

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Trewman
Mar 07, 2012 2:25 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
7 March 2012

Dechellis Homes- own design

Dechellis Homes- own design
SA
1, 2

Hi Rich ... any updated pics you'd like to share ... the house must be nearly finished by now! ::lol::

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Mclaren
Mar 07, 2012 3:22 pm
Mclaren
bechanlui
bechanlui
7 March 2012

complaining to VCAT

complaining to VCAT
VIC

Hi Guys I have been reading this forum for sometime now. Moved to Aurora 7 months back. Just wanted to know if any of the residents lodge…

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bechanlui
Mar 07, 2012 10:33 pm
The DA Crew
The DA Crew
8 March 2012

Which laminate is this?

Which laminate is this?
WA

Hi Sannie. I think I have the info you need - if there's anything else you want to know please get in touch with me and I'll do my best to help. :) Ensuite Vanity Elwood…

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The DA Crew
Mar 08, 2012 1:18 pm
The DA Crew
atom_ute
atom_ute
8 March 2012

Quote over budget...

Quote over budget...
QLD

Can anyone please share tips to negotiate with the builder based on your previous experiences. I am thinking of asking driving/paving and…

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atom_ute
Mar 08, 2012 1:33 pm
atom_ute
sixor
sixor
8 March 2012

Building in Harrington Grove

Building in Harrington Grove
NSW

Hey there, Which precinct did you purchase your land?

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sixor
Mar 08, 2012 3:13 pm
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adgn
Mar 08, 2012 4:16 pm
TamK
TamK
8 March 2012

Temporary Blinds in Perth

Temporary Blinds in Perth
WA

Does anyone in Perth know where to get temporary blinds from, like the Redishades I've heard people talk about? I've tried Bunnings but they don't have them.

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TamK
Mar 08, 2012 5:57 pm
Dexter
Dexter
8 March 2012

Webb & Brown Neaves / studio versions

Webb & Brown Neaves / studio versions
WA

That's my concern too, once you start changing things in a 'studio version' the price could change dramatically. I am worried we won't stick anywhere near budget/and or…

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Dexter
Mar 08, 2012 7:00 pm
* jas *
* jas *
9 March 2012

New Kitchen Appliances - Brisbane

New Kitchen Appliances - Brisbane
QLD

That's great. I am just trying to decide on which fridge I want and was going to get Harvey Norman to give me a price (have been looking at appliances on line), hopefully…

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* jas *
Mar 08, 2012 11:07 pm
Chris+Mary
Chris+Mary
9 March 2012

BuildCarp Constructions

BuildCarp Constructions
NSW

Hi KarlaJane I read this post a few weeks ago, and gave buildcarp a call following your recommendation. My wife and I are completing a renovation on our home in Earlwood…

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Chris+Mary
Mar 09, 2012 8:41 am
daveandally1
daveandally1
9 March 2012

There was a smell in the ensuite ....

There was a smell in the ensuite ....
SA

Oohhh....drain hair smells, doesn't it....it's terrible. Glad they found the problem! How desperate for a kitchen mixer can someone be? Doesn't really sound like a…

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daveandally1
Mar 09, 2012 11:23 am
daveandally1
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
9 March 2012

Trafficable lid in footpath?

Trafficable lid in footpath?
WA

Traffic does not just refer to motor traffic

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nglbuilder
Mar 09, 2012 12:44 pm
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
9 March 2012

Builder is not accepting variations before the start of the

Builder is not accepting variations before the start of the
VIC

We were allowed to make variations after all our selections were signed off, but each variation (as in each different items) would attract a $500 administration fee. So we…

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nglbuilder
Mar 09, 2012 1:36 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
9 March 2012

newbie wading through the options

newbie wading through the options
VIC

Then you have a few good options to have a look at Stacey. I'm near Warrnamboo and lived in Winchelsea for 4.5 years! Check with some of your local builders as well- they…

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Deemaree
Mar 09, 2012 3:06 pm
Deemaree
munta
munta
9 March 2012

Architecture or Draftsmen

Architecture or Draftsmen
VIC

(We also wanted to use as many environmental design elements as possible, as many builders / draftspeople don't factor this in). This is SOOOO wildly untrue.

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munta
Mar 09, 2012 3:22 pm
ddls
ddls
9 March 2012

Clyde Nort= Cranbourne East Cascades&Selandra

Clyde Nort= Cranbourne East Cascades&Selandra
VIC

Hi Guys, If you haven already heard casey council are trying to extend cranbourne each and change alot of residences suburb for already purchased land. This will effect…

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ddls
Mar 09, 2012 4:19 pm
Cicak
Cicak
9 March 2012

Featherbrook Estate - Owners Forum

Featherbrook Estate - Owners Forum
VIC

Hoping to build after choosing a nice design... how is everyone else doing? cuppyccake & nasi_goreng, How is your house coming along?

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Cicak
Mar 09, 2012 4:39 pm
stam
stam
9 March 2012

Render Colour Help

Render Colour Help
VIC

Hi all, We are building in Sandhurst and there are many covenants that we have to abide by. Most of our colours were accepted, however our feature render was considered…

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stam
Mar 09, 2012 6:59 pm

tile colour....

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geodmc
Mar 09, 2012 9:31 pm
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
9 March 2012

Please help with bathroom layout

Please help with bathroom layout
NSW

Okay, here's my handdrawn attempt. What do you think? …

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Pete_n_Pet
Mar 09, 2012 9:36 pm
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Pete_n_Pet
Mar 10, 2012 8:34 pm
auds
auds
10 March 2012

Would love some feedback on this plan please :)

Would love some feedback on this plan please :)
WA

Hi I definately want to move bed 2 as its in the middle of nowhere. I was thinking about swapping the dining for the living but thought the living away from the windows…

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auds
Mar 10, 2012 10:19 pm
CC101
CC101
11 March 2012

Concrete Slab and bricks

Concrete Slab and bricks
WA

should be ok. which state are u building?

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CC101
Mar 11, 2012 1:05 pm
sarat
sarat
11 March 2012

Anyone want to look over my plans!??

Anyone want to look over my plans!??
QLD

Yeah, I think there's always some compromises when planning a house, so this is quite a modest one in comparison. Thanks for the nudge!

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sarat
Mar 11, 2012 4:18 pm
Buttercup
Buttercup
11 March 2012

Neighbours and fencing

Neighbours and fencing
NSW

Good luck with your neighbours. We will have the problem soon and after some of the hassles with our build sometimes you wish it was all a bad dream and you wake up and we…

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Buttercup
Mar 11, 2012 5:46 pm
Buttercup
martinandrew
martinandrew
11 March 2012

custom design builder "FAIRMONT HOMES NSW"

custom design builder "FAIRMONT HOMES NSW"
NSW

Hi I have signed a contract with Fairmont Homes NSw. Plans had been approved by council. Waiting on construction certificate. Very happy with everything so far.

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martinandrew
Mar 11, 2012 5:53 pm
d@n
d@n
12 March 2012

selection of external finishes

selection of external finishes
NSW

Start by picking a brick you like then go with a roof colour that compliments it. The rest should fall into place. But it's the roof and walls that usually dominate the…

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d@n
Mar 12, 2012 8:44 am
greenfish
greenfish
12 March 2012

we plan to build an in-earth, passive dwelling, let's talk!

we plan to build an in-earth, passive dwelling, let's talk!
QLD

Further to a suggestion above the ATA produce a magazine called 'Sanctuary' (the BEST mag around in my opinion!! lol) their most recent issue featured info on Straw bale…

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greenfish
Mar 12, 2012 11:20 am
greenfish
nadhome
nadhome
12 March 2012

BASIX & water tank requirements

BASIX & water tank requirements
NSW

Spoke to council & finally got hold of someone with some grey matter. It is as suspected for flood control into storm water. It was either the 9,000 litre tanks at $10k…

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nadhome
Mar 12, 2012 2:26 pm
nadhome
hurryupandbuy
hurryupandbuy
12 March 2012

Buying Land

Buying Land
VIC

Hi All Probably a silly question,looking to purchase a block of land, on the map of the estate there are some blocks with "A&C" next to the frontage length. Anyone know…

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hurryupandbuy
Mar 12, 2012 5:15 pm
hurryupandbuy


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