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mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
9 March 2011

Building at Georges fair

Building at Georges fair
NSW

Welcome Brad we are building on proposed rd 301 in the new parklands release there is a vibrant online community already for Georges fair residents and soon to be residents

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mecha-wombat
Mar 08, 2011 11:50 pm
mecha-wombat
Lex
Lex
9 March 2011

Types of coloured concrete

Types of coloured concrete
VIC
1, 2

Great thread. Deserves to keep going :D

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Lex
Mar 09, 2011 10:14 am
Lex
livewildcard
livewildcard
9 March 2011

First Time Builder

First Time Builder
NSW

Thank you for responding much appreciated. I think I am understanding it more now. We have allocated $15k budget for flooring. In our colour selection we might choose…

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livewildcard
Mar 09, 2011 12:56 pm
77lk1
77lk1
9 March 2011

Building in Kinglake

Building in Kinglake
VIC

JG King Homes, Libreri homes, Bell PC & J build in Kinglake

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77lk1
Mar 09, 2011 4:23 pm
tracey em
tracey em
9 March 2011

Melbourne demolition company

Melbourne demolition company
VIC

We got about 6 quotes varied from $11000 - $14000 (double story house with outbuilding and lots of rubble as hubby demo'd the garage. Went with Ultimate Demolitions Did a…

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tracey em
Mar 09, 2011 4:27 pm
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
9 March 2011

Help!!!

Help!!!
NSW

and this isnt on the plan when you brought the land. check that sheet carefully as everything should be marked on it. if it isnt i would go to the land developer and try…

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sharky55_shan
Mar 09, 2011 4:48 pm
sharky55_shan
bennettebayau
bennettebayau
9 March 2011

Notice to fence, forced to agree

Notice to fence, forced to agree
VIC
1, 2

i am just gonna build my house ,but my neighbour's house is sitting there for couples years as well as the fence, is it meant i need to…

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bennettebayau
Mar 09, 2011 10:30 pm
Goose
Goose
9 March 2011

Passive thermal concrete floor on a slope

Passive thermal concrete floor on a slope
VIC

Hi Mark, I'm planning a build on a steep slope with a suspended concrete slab too. It will be 23m x 11.5m and drops about 3.5m on the diagonal. Current plan is to…

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Goose
Mar 09, 2011 10:37 pm
Goose
MemoriesinStone
MemoriesinStone
10 March 2011

Stone house - owner builder in Northern NSW

Stone house - owner builder in Northern NSW
NSW

Using stone will increase your energy efficiency Not an easy job. Fairly specialized

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MemoriesinStone
Mar 10, 2011 7:51 am
Mrs P
Mrs P
10 March 2011

Garage size!

Garage size!
WA

Ours is 6x6. I just did the same measurements as my dads garage as his has always been big enough

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Mrs P
Mar 10, 2011 8:56 am
kyton
kyton
10 March 2011

Where to begin - can we afford to build?

Where to begin - can we afford to build?
NSW

Summer, welcome to H1. The search function is your first stop. There are tens of threads like yours that can answer your questions. Also some posters will be able to…

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kyton
Mar 10, 2011 12:01 pm
kyton
luke81
luke81
17 October 2011

Patios... How hard could it be to get a quote!!!

Patios... How hard could it be to get a quote!!!

We used outdoor world in canning vale and they were great. The quote was done and two weeks after it was council approved it was installed.

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luke81
Oct 17, 2011 5:14 pm
Krysti1
Krysti1
10 March 2011

Building Virgin - Highbury Park Baldivis (Affordable Living)

Building Virgin - Highbury Park Baldivis (Affordable Living)
WA
1, 2, 3

Hey Nikki, I just organised my fencing the other day. I don't know if yours will be the same - we don't get free landscaping, just a rebate once we have done it. We had…

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Krysti1
Mar 10, 2011 9:37 pm
Tool
Tool
11 March 2011

NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!

NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Hi Blessedpeople, I understand that building is never easy and there are bound to be problems. I am however frusstrated at the lack of expertise and knowledge I…

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Tool
Mar 10, 2011 11:24 pm
btherl
btherl
11 March 2011

Question everyone - opinions pls on site cost variation

Question everyone - opinions pls on site cost variation
VIC

I think it would depend on why the retaining wall was built .. did your neighbour cut as well, making the wall required both for their cut and for your fill? If that's…

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btherl
Mar 11, 2011 10:17 am
btherl
bashworth
bashworth
11 March 2011

Builder asking for retaining wall - help & suggestions pls

Builder asking for retaining wall - help & suggestions pls
VIC

With the site slope and the building so close to the boundaries I can't see how you can get away without a low retaining wall. Regards

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bashworth
Mar 11, 2011 11:32 am
bashworth
sidvin
sidvin
11 March 2011

How long to get occupancy permit

How long to get occupancy permit
VIC

yes, but my question is whether the penalty amount should be calculated till the occupancy permit issue date or the handover date. the builder is saying it is till the OC…

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sidvin
Mar 11, 2011 3:16 pm
Bindi77
Bindi77
12 March 2011

Is it reasonable to pay $20k for 15000 L rainwater tank?

Is it reasonable to pay $20k for 15000 L rainwater tank?
NSW

check out heritage tanks we have ordered one 129,000 litres for around $10,000 they have a gutter and all fittings for firefighting.

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Bindi77
Mar 12, 2011 2:53 pm
bashworth
bashworth
12 March 2011

Sewerage Survey

Sewerage Survey
QLD

Just Google cctv sewer Bribane You will find a number of companies

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bashworth
Mar 12, 2011 3:46 pm
bashworth
jan P
jan P
13 March 2011

exterior walls - limestone or render?

exterior walls - limestone or render?
WA

Hi, we're beginning to build a new home and we're tossing up between render and limestone. We're looking for an Italian style house either with a pinkish/beige render…

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jan P
Mar 13, 2011 12:07 pm
vegemite2
vegemite2
13 March 2011

Moroka finish / Rendering costs?

Moroka finish / Rendering costs?
NSW

The render probably wont be more expensive post construction but messy it is so negotiate with your flowers!!! Beware though render/bagging it all…

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vegemite2
Mar 13, 2011 2:14 pm
Heisenberg
Heisenberg
13 March 2011

Kurrajong Bricks - Happy or Unhappy??

Kurrajong Bricks - Happy or Unhappy??
VIC

H, we've picked these as well, after looking at plenty with Porter Davis. To see some completed have a look at SSAZ's blog for the finished…

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Heisenberg
Mar 13, 2011 5:56 pm
Heisenberg
~Nic~
~Nic~
13 March 2011

Guttering/Dowpipe over garage

Guttering/Dowpipe over garage
VIC

Nope, image didn't work... I just clicked on properties to get the URL and found it that way...

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~Nic~
Mar 13, 2011 10:24 pm
~Nic~
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durham70
Mar 14, 2011 8:53 am
kdgirl
kdgirl
14 March 2011

Front Garage setback

Front Garage setback
VIC

Can you move your footprint back within your allotment (i.e. move the whole house back 0.15m? that way no change to the house at all and meet the required setbacks for the front.

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kdgirl
Mar 14, 2011 10:32 am
mucha
mucha
14 March 2011

Inner City builders (East Melbourne)

Inner City builders (East Melbourne)
VIC

Whats the general cost range of a building broker?

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mucha
Mar 14, 2011 10:57 am
mucha
OyabunG
OyabunG
14 March 2011

Lorimer Homes Perth

Lorimer Homes Perth
WA

Hi A1-Build I would be interested to know if the home you built with Lorimer was for an investment or to live in? The construction time frame for me was about 12 months,…

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OyabunG
Mar 14, 2011 11:43 am
Maz78
Maz78
14 March 2011

What's your opinion on aircon before or after the build?

What's your opinion on aircon before or after the build?
NSW

We're doing ours after the build. Simply because the included aircon @$4k~ was a a pretty crappy unit..I could get a much better unit privately for the same / less cost..

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Maz78
Mar 14, 2011 2:32 pm
devank
devank
14 March 2011

Panelift vs Panelmasta at Allcastle Homes

Panelift vs Panelmasta at Allcastle Homes

Yes. Tiler turned up with exact tiles and did decent good job.

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devank
Mar 14, 2011 2:36 pm
devank
elly189
elly189
14 March 2011

Need some advice on choosing colours for our Patio

Need some advice on choosing colours for our Patio
WA

Hello. My partner and I are having a patio installed shortly, just in the process of obtaining quotes. We are wondering though, what did you match your posts, frame and…

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elly189
Mar 14, 2011 4:28 pm
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StuartGeelong
Mar 14, 2011 6:41 pm
Mrs P
Mrs P
14 March 2011

Cost of a 37sq house

Cost of a 37sq house
VIC

323 is a really good price for a 37 square home with upgrades then

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Mrs P
Mar 14, 2011 6:51 pm
Kingo
Kingo
14 March 2011

Cavalier Biloela

Cavalier Biloela
QLD

G'day, after being a member and religiously reading every thread for the last 18 months I thought I'd like to add my experience to the "building a new house" thread. I…

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Kingo
Mar 14, 2011 10:42 pm
Southies
Southies
15 March 2011

What's the dimensions of your shower niche?

What's the dimensions of your shower niche?
SA

Justy make sure the niches are high enough to take pump bottles, if you use them.........and tall enough for you to get your hand on the pump

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Southies
Mar 15, 2011 7:48 am
Southies
just Erin
just Erin
15 March 2011

Anyone building Plantation EDEN Q1 ?

Anyone building Plantation EDEN Q1 ?
QLD

Use the Search feature :D Refer to links I have provided in your previous thread... viewtopic.php?f=31&t=45307

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just Erin
Mar 15, 2011 2:51 pm
boofallen
boofallen
15 March 2011

Poochie's Bentley - I OWN MY HOUSE!!!

Poochie's Bentley - I OWN MY HOUSE!!!
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Poochie, I assume your house is all finished by now and you are moved in??? We are about to start building with Bentley in Hidden Valley. How have you found them? any…

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boofallen
Mar 15, 2011 3:14 pm
amazing_venice
amazing_venice
15 March 2011

Additional Costs

Additional Costs
SA

Hi Jemma, We're half way through a knock down rebuild, some of our 'suprise' costs for the block included: * change of stormwater location & council requirements, $4000 *…

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amazing_venice
Mar 15, 2011 4:40 pm
amazing_venice
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tamekah76
Mar 15, 2011 9:21 pm
Lex
Lex
16 March 2011

Who's liable to fix this?

Who's liable to fix this?
WA

It is possible that your builder prepared a "Kerb/Footpath/Gutter Condition Report" (or something called similar to that) - ie. the part of council property which is…

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Lex
Mar 16, 2011 12:24 pm
Lex
Carolleigh
Carolleigh
16 March 2011

External colour appt on same day as tender signing?

External colour appt on same day as tender signing?
NSW

Would you have your external colour appointment on the same day that you sign your tender? Having not gone through this process, I was just wondering if this would all be…

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Carolleigh
Mar 16, 2011 1:12 pm
hails
hails
16 March 2011

devonia park

devonia park
VIC

Hey there thats awesome, you must be so excited,the time has just flown since signing the contracts in september I am eager to move in then all the hard work begins, our…

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hails
Mar 16, 2011 5:35 pm
dons80
dons80
16 March 2011

settled but the keys can't work

settled but the keys can't work

We had same problem but with the sliding door locks i also think they gave us someones keys to a meter box it;s worring that your keys are geting handed out to other…

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dons80
Mar 16, 2011 9:32 pm
deb17
deb17
17 March 2011

Doreen/Mernda people

Doreen/Mernda people
VIC
1, 2, 3

An update on our build, the frame is up, finished yesterday and today the bricks have been delivered, there are alot of workers on site, I think the roof may be going on,…

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deb17
Mar 17, 2011 9:31 am
bindi
bindi
17 March 2011

Double glazed windows in WA midwest!

Double glazed windows in WA midwest!
WA

We are building a new home. First time owner builders in WA midwest. We are going to put in double glazed windows and doors. Never spoken to anyone who has had them…

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bindi
Mar 17, 2011 5:01 pm
westy
westy
18 March 2011

Septic's - ATU's

Septic's - ATU's
WA

Hi Wheeza A friend is building in the hills and says you should check out these companies: -Fujiclean -Novaclear -Clearwater He is…

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westy
Mar 18, 2011 12:47 am
westy


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