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StuartGeelong
StuartGeelong
21 June 2011

Back fence on a fairway

Back fence on a fairway
VIC

Hi, I would say check your contract to see if there are any details regarding fencing. You will usually get stung by the developer where they will write a clause into the…

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StuartGeelong
Jun 21, 2011 10:55 pm
wrexter
wrexter
21 June 2011

Perth Newbie

Perth Newbie
WA
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Hey Jim, any updates?

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wrexter
Jun 21, 2011 11:54 pm
wrexter
Stormy
Stormy
22 June 2011

Henley Wilshire Vogue Q2

Henley Wilshire Vogue Q2
VIC
1, 2

Thanks Stormy, that is really helpful. We have also requested to have double doors at the front door and were undecided about what doors to…

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Stormy
Jun 22, 2011 8:05 am
Stormy
stevehutch
stevehutch
22 June 2011

Can anyone recommend an architect in Brisbane?

Can anyone recommend an architect in Brisbane?
QLD

Hi all I understand the question is a bit old, but for anyone else reading this question I can happily recommend Barrie Reuter of Kenmore - http://www.barriereuter.com.au

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stevehutch
Jun 22, 2011 10:22 am
planfan
planfan
22 June 2011

Floor plans with a loft

Floor plans with a loft
SA

http://www.premierbuilders.com.au/# this is a Melbourne firm, but perhaps you can buy the plans but then you have to find a builder. good luck!

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planfan
Jun 22, 2011 3:57 pm
SherWin
SherWin
22 June 2011

Ducted Heating

Ducted Heating

Hi cweedon Glad to hear you are in your new home without any major problems! Regarding your ceiling heating ducts, ours might give the occasional creak/click from the…

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SherWin
Jun 22, 2011 4:58 pm
scrappy
scrappy
22 June 2011

Building with ARB homes any experience??

Building with ARB homes any experience??
VIC

Just built mine with them. I organised my 3months maintenence inspection with them to have a few items fixed and the maintenence contractor actually made these items worse…

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scrappy
Jun 22, 2011 4:34 pm

Hi all, Just wondering it anyone is doing yoga in the area other than Northern Yoga on Miller street. The wife is particularly looking for prenatal classes and the…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
flagstaffIV
flagstaffIV
22 June 2011

Good Builder in Victoria

Good Builder in Victoria
VIC

As your land is 313sqm I assume the width is about 10m and length approx. 31m??? This would mean you may only be able…

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flagstaffIV
Jun 22, 2011 11:33 pm
flagstaffIV
fireflies
fireflies
22 June 2011

Wall construction comparison, bricks v polyurethane sandwich

Wall construction comparison, bricks v polyurethane sandwich
WA

Just an update regarding FBM Corp and their product. I contacted them again asking if there are any local project builders around Perth interested in their product and…

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fireflies
Jun 22, 2011 11:50 pm
fireflies
fireflies
23 June 2011

Who do we choose? Votes please (WA)

Who do we choose? Votes please (WA)
WA

Anise. When both builder options seem good and the pros and cons are only on minor issues (major ones would be bad reputation, price over-runs, high staff /contact…

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fireflies
Jun 23, 2011 12:16 am
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rox
Jun 23, 2011 12:55 am
bashworth
bashworth
23 June 2011

The right block of land

The right block of land
NSW

I would agree with donuts but I would get the windows on the family moved to the family so they faced north and then put some shading on all the north facing windows to…

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bashworth
Jun 23, 2011 5:36 am
bashworth
dreamhan
dreamhan
23 June 2011

Building with Switch Homes - so it starts....

Building with Switch Homes - so it starts....
WA

Hi welcome to another Switcher!! Hope everything is going well with your build so far.

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dreamhan
Jun 23, 2011 6:32 pm
dreamhan
AJM
AJM
23 June 2011

Bluestone Green...Site development

Bluestone Green...Site development
VIC

Hi, I have purchased land in stage 22 B of Bluestone green. Having driven past there last week or so I noticed that certain stages have had an additional layer of red…

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AJM
Jun 23, 2011 8:57 pm
Ashkate
Ashkate
24 June 2011

Building first home in SA

Building first home in SA
SA

Congrats!! My husband and I are building near you at Ottoway with World Concept (same group) and are about to finish selections and get final sign off.. Expect slab to…

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Ashkate
Jun 24, 2011 9:17 am
Ashkate
Pebbles
Pebbles
24 June 2011

Burb@nk Ascent 2600 inducing the problem

Burb@nk Ascent 2600 inducing the problem
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Congratulations ::celeb:: More pics to add to the family wall ::smile::

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Pebbles
Jun 24, 2011 10:46 am
Pebbles
btherl
btherl
24 June 2011

Building Contract

Building Contract
NSW

1) I brought my dad along to the signing party and we all read through it. We didn't use a solicitor. If you use a solicitor, you don't get a cooling off period. 2) We…

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btherl
Jun 24, 2011 11:04 am
btherl
btherl
btherl
24 June 2011

HELP.... HANDOVER 7 MONTHS OVERDUE AND STILL GOING

HELP.... HANDOVER 7 MONTHS OVERDUE AND STILL GOING
VIC

Usually there's a liquidated damages clause specifying a payment when the builder goes over time. Unfortunately contracts are usually written up by the builder, and of…

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btherl
Jun 24, 2011 11:12 am
btherl
alan1237
alan1237
24 June 2011

Interia Burwood by Australand

Interia Burwood by Australand
VIC

Anyone building their house in this estate?!

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alan1237
Jun 24, 2011 11:37 am
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
24 June 2011

HIA Contracts Perth

HIA Contracts Perth
WA

Not that I know of? you can't even get a completition date out of them until right near the end.......

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Huggy_B
Jun 24, 2011 11:14 pm
Huggy_B
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
25 June 2011

South east VIC Builders

South east VIC Builders
VIC

I have a completely custom build that I'll be doing with Bafto Homes lynbrook in few months. His drafting skills are excellent and his prices are very reasonable.

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theanonyuser
Jun 25, 2011 9:11 am
xanthrope
xanthrope
25 June 2011

Kitchen: Extra Deep 700mm bench tops

Kitchen: Extra Deep 700mm bench tops
QLD

Hi Amadio, Thanks a lot for your reply - yes, it is great knowing tht there are others out there that appreciate this increased depth. In our old house, we had almost…

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xanthrope
Jun 25, 2011 9:51 am
xanthrope
Aesthetic Blinds
Aesthetic Blinds
25 June 2011

Paint colours..

Paint colours..
SA

I'd have to agree that using lighter tints for blinds in heavily shaded colour scheme is a good idea. However think about this, blinds will caste incoming light, which in…

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Aesthetic Blinds
Jun 25, 2011 11:09 am
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
25 June 2011

mr smith&mrs_smiths building adventures-update pg12-DIY

mr smith&mrs_smiths building adventures-update pg12-DIY
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Thank you :) It's taken us so much hard work to get to this point but it has been worth it! :)

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mrs_smith
Jun 25, 2011 12:22 pm
mrs_smith

a couple of pics... unfortunately, the gap at one end is a bit narrower than at the other, so dropping some timber formwork into the gap might be…

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b0son
Jun 25, 2011 2:30 pm
b0son
b0son
25 June 2011

drains in wrong places

drains in wrong places
NSW

on further inspection, it seems the drain for the island bench in the kitchen is in the wrong place too... ie. right where the dishwasher is supposed to be. will be having…

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b0son
Jun 25, 2011 6:33 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
26 June 2011

Boral Brown Terrain or Boral Brushwood Or boral Jarrah

Boral Brown Terrain or Boral Brushwood Or boral Jarrah
VIC

If you call Boral or visit a Boral showroom then they can give you a list of houses built with those bricks and you can see them for yourself - there is no substitute for…

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cmhamilton
Jun 26, 2011 6:16 am
Upnorth
Upnorth
26 June 2011

Anybody building or built Coral Homes Daydream??

Anybody building or built Coral Homes Daydream??

Hi there. We're building a Stradbroke 251 hopefully sooner rather than later! I had a quick refresher of your plan to see if there was anything I would do and I guess my…

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Upnorth
Jun 26, 2011 8:40 am
ESB
ESB
26 June 2011

Building the Marcoola with Coral in the Cessnock Council.

Building the Marcoola with Coral in the Cessnock Council.
NSW

I can't believe I missed this thread back in Jan! Not sure what your site costs came back with the new tender ... but ours for the Noosa279 (increased to 286) was around…

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ESB
Jun 26, 2011 10:38 am
ESB
mickeyb
mickeyb
26 June 2011

Built with Big M in Marriott Waters - Love Our House

Built with Big M in Marriott Waters - Love Our House
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Front graden almost finished. It took months to find and a lot of searching around to find these charcoal rocks. Went all over Melbourne and searched to internet and…

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mickeyb
Jun 26, 2011 1:55 pm
mickeyb
CiNnY
CiNnY
26 June 2011

Anyone building with Greater Melbourne/***

Anyone building with Greater Melbourne/***
VIC

Yep, disconnected! The business was deregistered in February need contact detailsa for them or whoever is looking after their home warranty insurance.

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CiNnY
Jun 26, 2011 2:46 pm
bashworth
bashworth
26 June 2011

Retaining walls

Retaining walls
VIC

Rather than a report you will need an engineering design. The reason why an engineering design is needed above certain height is because if low walls fail no one is…

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bashworth
Jun 26, 2011 8:22 pm
bashworth
Twiggy
Twiggy
27 June 2011

Alfresco roof

Alfresco roof
VIC

same here. A squarish looking profile, not the same as inside. Yeah…

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Twiggy
Jun 27, 2011 1:48 am
Twiggy
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
27 June 2011

Project Builder - Negoitation tips - Cost plus mark-up?

Project Builder - Negoitation tips - Cost plus mark-up?
WA

Does anybody see any problems with this method, or feedback on better ways to acheive discount? Also, what is everybodys thoughts on a…

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Lunchtime
Jun 27, 2011 11:02 am
Stormy
Stormy
27 June 2011

Self Networking the home

Self Networking the home
VIC

In all honesty, you are much better to get the builder to do it and include it in your contract. We signed a clause in our contract that allowed…

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Stormy
Jun 27, 2011 5:27 pm
Stormy
deb17
deb17
27 June 2011

Photo of our Bentley home, Bricking.

Photo of our Bentley home, Bricking.
1, 2

Thanks for your advice Deb17, I have given them a call, it's getting a bit confusing with the different mesh types for security doors, I just want…

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deb17
Jun 27, 2011 5:28 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
27 June 2011

Negotiating Site Costs - Anyone had any luck.

Negotiating Site Costs - Anyone had any luck.
VIC

First of all I want to preface this reply by mentioning that the big M do have a fairly rigid price schedule for most things, so these prices you've been quoted probably…

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cmhamilton
Jun 27, 2011 5:29 pm
Crow
Crow
27 June 2011

Retaining wall responsibility

Retaining wall responsibility
SA

Generally the Common Law situation is that whoever is altering the natural contours of the land is responsible for the cost of the retaining wall. Therefore where you are…

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Crow
Jun 27, 2011 5:54 pm
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Chipstick
Jun 28, 2011 11:14 am
architect
architect
10 July 2011

Is such brick support acceptable?

Is such brick support acceptable?

alexch i presume the angles will be covered over with sand at a later stage?? some appropriate paint treatment over the dynabolts and angles would be handy to eliminate…

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architect
Jul 10, 2011 12:35 am
ashy85
ashy85
28 June 2011

Building a new house! Riva 33 (metricon)

Building a new house! Riva 33 (metricon)
VIC

Hello! So i have finally picked a brick! BORAL BROWN TERRAIN Thinking of Woodland grey or Jasper windows, gutters etc. Not sure which one to go with!!! Any advice?!

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ashy85
Jun 28, 2011 6:41 pm
B STAR
B STAR
29 June 2011

Building a shed on the boundry

Building a shed on the boundry

Like mentioned by Deemaree, on the boundary does not mean you can pull the fence down. It means you can put it up to the boundary or in other words close to. I have…

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B STAR
Jun 29, 2011 9:42 am
Demi
Demi
29 June 2011

Stair Balustrades with Horizontal bars - legal?????

Stair Balustrades with Horizontal bars - legal?????
VIC

Most balustrades companies dont have horizontal balustrades in their products list. for example, look at this balustrades website: www.ammibalustrades.com.au < this…

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Demi
Jun 29, 2011 4:20 pm
linnibea
linnibea
29 June 2011

External Stairs - who is responsible

External Stairs - who is responsible
VIC

issued solved, builder has agreed to put in the timber stairs at the front door...all good and thanks for the advice.

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linnibea
Jun 29, 2011 5:25 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 June 2011

Suppliers of glass balustrades for a 16m Balcony in Melb

Suppliers of glass balustrades for a 16m Balcony in Melb
VIC

I was in Bunnings the other day and saw they sell glass pool fences. It might be worth a look.

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bashworth
Jun 29, 2011 5:33 pm
bashworth
sinner51
sinner51
29 June 2011

Our Urbis -JG king homes

Our Urbis -JG king homes
VIC

hi trubby , we are building the urbis in ballarat at the moment. being bricked at the moment. going really well after a slow start

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sinner51
Jun 29, 2011 8:20 pm
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sashla
Jun 29, 2011 9:45 pm
sashla
kdgirl
kdgirl
30 June 2011

What to ask your builder

What to ask your builder
WA

What is the build time for the house? What is included in the contract (i.e. all council fees, eaves, scaffolding etc)?

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kdgirl
Jun 30, 2011 9:19 am


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