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Upnorth
Upnorth
12 June 2011

Hamilton 252 Cameron Park Newcastle

Hamilton 252 Cameron Park Newcastle
NSW

well 285.97, but I wanted to be in the cool club! lol

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Upnorth
Jun 12, 2011 6:47 pm
springtime
springtime
12 June 2011

Ok, so what happens now?

Ok, so what happens now?

Hi, Thanks, there are many of us that are building with this builder who are in the same boat... Pretty sad actually.

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springtime
Jun 12, 2011 11:04 pm
edscl
edscl
13 June 2011

Our Acreage Build!!

Our Acreage Build!!

your house looks lovely, who was the builder? What state did you build in? have you moved in?

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edscl
Jun 13, 2011 1:34 am
edscl
Til
Til
13 June 2011

Plenty River Estate - Doreen

Plenty River Estate - Doreen
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi all, I have been reading thorough this thread for a little while...& we are Keen to build in Plenty River...any suggestions/info/advice for us?? Looking to build with…

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Til
Jun 13, 2011 8:46 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
13 June 2011

price of custom build?

price of custom build?
VIC

I'm looking a little under 10K / square for Bafto homes. I think that a square is 9.29 square metres.

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theanonyuser
Jun 13, 2011 9:26 am
just Erin
just Erin
13 June 2011

Untidy Screw Area - Merbau Decking

Untidy Screw Area - Merbau Decking
VIC

NiMa this result could have been avoided if they had used countersinking tool, which still can be done now, they just need to remove the screws, and redrill in the holes…

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just Erin
Jun 13, 2011 12:00 pm
snoofie
snoofie
13 June 2011

ground cover for moving day?

ground cover for moving day?
VIC

Check ebay. You might pick up a couple of old carpet runners on the cheap. Or a couple of old rugs that you could cut into lengths. :th:

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snoofie
Jun 13, 2011 2:11 pm
snoofie
carlz
carlz
13 June 2011

Dechellis Homes - Sorrento External Colour Please Help !!

Dechellis Homes - Sorrento External Colour Please Help !!
SA

Hi There, I know this is a funny question with this being such an old post, but did anyone ever find out the colours for this house officially?? It is exactly what i want…

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carlz
Jun 13, 2011 2:26 pm
Biz
Biz
13 June 2011

need ideas for drywalling shipping container doors

need ideas for drywalling shipping container doors
NT

Hi all I'm owner-building my first house using two shipping containers. I've got to the stage where I'm ready to start drywalling. I had until now managed to ignore the…

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Biz
Jun 13, 2011 4:00 pm
kkurni
kkurni
13 June 2011

Burbank Or Porter Davis

Burbank Or Porter Davis
VIC

Dear All, Anyone has recommendation, Which one I should choose Burbank or Porter Davis ? I love Burbank design called Generation 26. Or Porter davis - Creswick or…

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kkurni
Jun 13, 2011 6:25 pm
deb17
deb17
13 June 2011

Budgeting fencing, landscaping, concrete paths and ramps

Budgeting fencing, landscaping, concrete paths and ramps
VIC

Landscaping would be well under budget, the rest seems ok. I think you will have plenty over from the landscaping.

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deb17
Jun 13, 2011 7:53 pm
chook07
chook07
13 June 2011

Chook and Lardy's Build

Chook and Lardy's Build

forgot the Laundry - Platnium Micro doors with Stipple Seal benchtop

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chook07
Jun 13, 2011 8:24 pm
rebeccaT
rebeccaT
13 June 2011

Did you name your house?

Did you name your house?
SA

WOW, there are some great ideas there, I am thinking of the aboriginal word, "Eumeralla" which means valley of plenty. And yes our house is in a valley!! Thanks for the…

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rebeccaT
Jun 13, 2011 8:29 pm
plainlandhouse
plainlandhouse
13 June 2011

Electrical costs - are these reasonable?

Electrical costs - are these reasonable?
NSW

hey Lior I heard about the new 15W osram LED downlights the otherday havent seen them installed in a house yet to check how bright they are. I reckon they would be pretty good.

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plainlandhouse
Jun 13, 2011 10:32 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
13 June 2011

Slab question (calling all engineers)

Slab question (calling all engineers)
SA

Digging up an old thread, but when we had our house built (A V Jennings, 25 years ago) they sprayed the slab wit "purple" as soon as it was laid, with faded off over a few…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Jun 13, 2011 10:56 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
14 June 2011

Electrical/Lighting - build without lighting?

Electrical/Lighting - build without lighting?
WA

Would it work if you had (say) one light in the corner of your room and Clipsal 413 in three other positions…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Jun 14, 2011 12:40 am
Pepsi_Drinker
joles
joles
14 June 2011

LED downlights: Prices seem very steep

LED downlights: Prices seem very steep
VIC

The lights for the top storey can be done later pretty easily. The bottom storey is a little trickier due to limited access, but you can just get standard light put where…

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joles
Jun 14, 2011 11:34 am
joles
ESB
ESB
14 June 2011

Fill on site.

Fill on site.
NSW

Geez that's a nasty surprise :( We had to get 30 truck loads removed when our HSTP and disposal area when in. We got the invoice the other day and it cost $426 for the…

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ESB
Jun 14, 2011 7:51 pm
ESB
donuts
donuts
14 June 2011

Who's the best?

Who's the best?
NSW

Hi atsang2047 and welcome to the forum. Unfortunately I don't think there is a straightforward answer to your question. Every builder has their good and bad points and…

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donuts
Jun 14, 2011 11:34 pm
donuts
cyberwgh05t
cyberwgh05t
15 June 2011

Hotondo

Hotondo

Hi Guys, Thanks for all your sharing on Hotondo Homes. I am a first time builder and obviously nervous. I've looked online at many 'project' home builders and the only…

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cyberwgh05t
Jun 15, 2011 1:19 am
wrexter
wrexter
15 June 2011

New builders: check Your house plans

New builders: check Your house plans
VIC

A few of the things I noticed on my plans were: - The render instructions didn't make sense as shown in 2D. The plans originally had the walls to…

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wrexter
Jun 15, 2011 2:16 pm
wrexter
bashworth
bashworth
15 June 2011

What is Long Service Levy Payment?

What is Long Service Levy Payment?
NSW

Basically people who work in the construction industry are entitled to long service leave. Due to the nature of the business with many short term contracts, rather than…

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bashworth
Jun 15, 2011 9:46 pm
bashworth
aurorafrog
aurorafrog
16 June 2011

Sewer location

Sewer location
VIC

Generally if there is a single pipe in an easement it will run in the middle. If there are two pipes they will generally be 1m apart in a 2m…

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aurorafrog
Jun 16, 2011 9:29 am
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Team PD
Jun 16, 2011 10:29 am
Team PD
walton
walton
16 June 2011

Building in McKeachies - Eden Brae

Building in McKeachies - Eden Brae
NSW

Hi there - we're building the Hawthorne 29 corner option in Fletcher. We paid our initial deposit back in April and have just signed contracts last week. They've given…

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walton
Jun 16, 2011 11:20 am
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tinkster
Jun 16, 2011 11:33 am
tinkster
alt0160
alt0160
16 June 2011

Help Please - Redesign of kitchen needed

Help Please - Redesign of kitchen needed
WA

What about using that odd cupboard in the island as a recess, you shouldnt need to extend the island very much. Other options might be to reduce the pantry height to…

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alt0160
Jun 16, 2011 12:16 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
16 June 2011

Peg out

Peg out
NSW

thanks fazmac and joannapaulp that makes a lot more sense now!

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kdgirl
Jun 16, 2011 3:00 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
16 June 2011

SITE FEES

SITE FEES

we require some retaining walls (min 10cm and max 35cm) this is at our cost, we will hopefully do it after handover during the landscaping.

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kdgirl
Jun 16, 2011 3:16 pm
Skayne
Skayne
16 June 2011

Help with colours please!!

Help with colours please!!
NSW

Here's a pic of the facade. We will be having bricks over the garage.. http://www.wisdomhomes.com.au/images/pa ... 1_5692.jpg Thanks for the suggestion - woodland grey…

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Skayne
Jun 16, 2011 3:32 pm
bashworth
bashworth
16 June 2011

Building Envelope in Melbourne West

Building Envelope in Melbourne West
VIC

Impermeable surfaces include the roof of the house and any associated building such as verandah and sheds, it also include and hard surfaces such as concrete paths and…

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bashworth
Jun 16, 2011 6:35 pm
bashworth
mberv
mberv
16 June 2011

Stage 4 resident

Stage 4 resident
VIC

I think the fun is just starting.....

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mberv
Jun 16, 2011 8:13 pm
neesh790
neesh790
16 June 2011

Burbank won't let me upgrade the rangehood! HELP

Burbank won't let me upgrade the rangehood! HELP
VIC

Thanks all for your input. Really appreciate it After negotiating with BB, they have come to terms with the below They have agreed to provide the Upgraded rangehood as…

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neesh790
Jun 16, 2011 8:13 pm
Ashkate
Ashkate
16 June 2011

HELP! We need an ETSA pit

HELP! We need an ETSA pit
SA

We dont have an ETSA pit on our land and just wondering how we go about getting one? Is this something we organise direct or does the builder? How much can we expect to…

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Ashkate
Jun 16, 2011 8:50 pm
Ashkate
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feggle
Jun 16, 2011 10:54 pm
feggle
Supergran
Supergran
17 June 2011

Hand over - how many things needed correcting.

Hand over - how many things needed correcting.
WA

Hi Toby, We signed up for the new house last February (2010) so I can understand your frustration. The build itself has been great - but the first 8 months or so…

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Supergran
Jun 17, 2011 7:25 am
Team PD
Team PD
17 June 2011

Porter Davis Garage Design

Porter Davis Garage Design
VIC

Dear All, I just notice Porter davis garage style always has 1 rear door. Is that possible to add another rear door to the entrance of the home…

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Team PD
Jun 17, 2011 11:05 am
Team PD
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
18 June 2011

Pricing - opinions please :)

Pricing - opinions please :)
WA

Agreed - the island bench does sound relatively reasonable, but to me it looks like you're paying retail + markup for the vanity and rangehood (plus any structural changes…

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cmhamilton
Jun 18, 2011 11:12 am
bobbie
bobbie
18 June 2011

Oh My Bricks :S

Oh My Bricks :S
VIC

Advice taken! cheers

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bobbie
Jun 18, 2011 5:31 pm
bobbie
ShelleyB
ShelleyB
18 June 2011

netadelle's build- Artwork in the bathroom pg 19

netadelle's build- Artwork in the bathroom pg 19
SA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

I love that fabric in your frame! I bought a bed runner in the same fabric. Now I just need to find a doona cover to go with it... Gorgeous artwork!

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ShelleyB
Jun 18, 2011 9:13 pm
mel_mox
mel_mox
19 June 2011

Retaining Walls $$ blow out

Retaining Walls $$ blow out
VIC

Me too. You don't know until you experience it hey! Lol Our site costs were 50k too and most of that was for a huge retaining wall and lots of dirt fill! Arghhhh You will…

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mel_mox
Jun 19, 2011 1:27 am
mel_mox
mel_mox
19 June 2011

One Porter Davis Frustration After Another....

One Porter Davis Frustration After Another....
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

We signed up sept 10 & in our promo it says flyscreens only to openable windows. From memory we asked for flyscreen doorsvto rumpus sliding & balcony sliding door & it…

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mel_mox
Jun 19, 2011 5:38 pm
KAN
KAN
19 June 2011

"Hidden" cost of building a house in an established suburb

"Hidden" cost of building a house in an established suburb
VIC

Hi I am not in Melbourne, but here are a few items we didnt budget for - Demolition council bond - Footpath council bond - new council footpath and driveway - Aborist to…

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KAN
Jun 19, 2011 7:35 pm
gelatiii
gelatiii
19 June 2011

Window colours help

Window colours help

Thank you Dollar, yes I think the other choice…

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gelatiii
Jun 19, 2011 7:57 pm
CA3105
CA3105
19 June 2011

Anyone built with Newchoice homes in WA?

Anyone built with Newchoice homes in WA?
WA

Being in the building industry myself I have heard things, but I won't give opinions of builders on here, good or bad. My understanding is that the price is "reasonable"…

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CA3105
Jun 19, 2011 10:30 pm
JMAP
JMAP
20 June 2011

Fowler Homes - Your experiences

Fowler Homes - Your experiences
NSW

dreaman - i didn't end up proceeding with fowler due to a change in circumstances personally but I have now decided to take on a grander challenge and complete the build…

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JMAP
Jun 20, 2011 9:08 am
pattycake4
pattycake4
20 June 2011

mortar

mortar
VIC

Thank you abrickspecialist,if I have white sand and the regular cement what colour would mortar be.

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pattycake4
Jun 20, 2011 12:44 pm
vanders2
vanders2
20 June 2011

New House - Springthorpe Estate Macleod - Custom Home

New House - Springthorpe Estate Macleod - Custom Home
VIC
1, 2

We chose select grade, it was only an additional $2500 over the standard for 120sqm

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vanders2
Jun 20, 2011 12:46 pm


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