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newbie*
May 28, 2011 10:58 pm
leow
leow
29 May 2011

Alex's Iris 4 - we've been framed!!

Alex's Iris 4 - we've been framed!!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks Alex88. Wish you will happy and enjoy your new house :)

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leow
May 29, 2011 1:54 am
leow
leow
29 May 2011

Sherridon Homes-The Brooksville

Sherridon Homes-The Brooksville
VIC

Anyone out there build with them and particular this house design? Or anyone want to share their experience building with Sherridon. Look forward your comment?

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leow
May 29, 2011 2:00 am
chatz
chatz
29 May 2011

Henley.....Monterey or Lexington.....which do you prefer????

Henley.....Monterey or Lexington.....which do you prefer????
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I don't know why you are all arguing over the Monterey or the Lexington, when clearly the Talise is the better plan :) If only there was a display, then we could see what…

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chatz
May 29, 2011 11:28 am
-Jess-
-Jess-
29 May 2011

Our custom build in Devonia Park Pakenham

Our custom build in Devonia Park Pakenham
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

How is your house going !!?? Any piccies to share ??! :D

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-Jess-
May 29, 2011 12:10 pm
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venno
May 29, 2011 1:17 pm
powinc
powinc
29 May 2011

House plans knocked back at council

House plans knocked back at council

Just met with our builder and he suggested trimming the eaves to 450mm and reducing the internal north wall by 300mm. My wife doesn't seem to mind too much, so I think…

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powinc
May 29, 2011 4:39 pm
powinc
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mattcaza
May 29, 2011 4:58 pm
srichz
srichz
29 May 2011

Building contract signed, switching plans..feasible?

Building contract signed, switching plans..feasible?
WA

Hi Amandaander, Sorry forgot to check my other posts. Yes thank God they allowed us to change house plans and lot size but the downside is we lost the free aircon and…

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srichz
May 29, 2011 6:02 pm
Charles Ferguson
Charles Ferguson
29 May 2011

Brisbane raised narrow lot - Does anyone make a design?

Brisbane raised narrow lot - Does anyone make a design?
QLD

My partner and I have been searching for two months now trying to find a house design to suit our block. The block itself is 405m2, with a 10m…

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Charles Ferguson
May 29, 2011 9:15 pm
Pinchy
Pinchy
29 May 2011

House Plan Blowout

House Plan Blowout
VIC

Your plan is quite similar to ours - link to my plan is here viewtopic.php?f=31&t=42334&start=160 Ours was originally a Montrose 36 (Carlisle Homes), it's now almost 39sq…

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Pinchy
May 29, 2011 11:40 pm
boughtablock
boughtablock
30 May 2011

Building at My Home and The River, Logan Village. Anyone?

Building at My Home and The River, Logan Village. Anyone?
QLD

Hi There, I've been stalking these forums for a while, reading up on all the tips and do's and don't in the intitial stages of contract signing etc. We went for a drive…

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boughtablock
May 30, 2011 1:19 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
30 May 2011

Building the Sorrento with Dechellis

Building the Sorrento with Dechellis
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi Sorrento - back again - who did the landscaping for you - was it the chap the developer told you to call?

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Mclaren
May 30, 2011 5:10 pm
Mclaren
humble
humble
30 May 2011

Bricks, can't decide Austral Hawthorn or Newport?

Bricks, can't decide Austral Hawthorn or Newport?
1, 2

Of course ::cool:: (that was my point about 10 posts back.) so the markup (12%) should be consistent (over whatever base rate)…

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humble
May 30, 2011 5:48 pm
tstr1a
tstr1a
30 May 2011

Price of category 8 brick for Porter Davis Prestige

Price of category 8 brick for Porter Davis Prestige
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

I’m building a Waldorf which is 45sq (extended garage) and these were the prices Cat 2: $1,806 Cat 6: $7,434 Cat 7: $7,644 Cat 8: $16,100 Refer to this thread…

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tstr1a
May 30, 2011 5:56 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
30 May 2011

UPDATED PICS IN BLOG - MOVED IN -Our Perth Hills Pole Home

UPDATED PICS IN BLOG - MOVED IN -Our Perth Hills Pole Home
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

We have finally moved in! Approx move in date was 5 April, we are absolutely loving our new home and living in the area. It's such a pretty…

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kerry-ann
May 30, 2011 6:42 pm
kel
kel
30 May 2011

Fold down style clothesline

Fold down style clothesline
NSW

Thanks for your response. Do you stall clothesline before laying the turf or after?

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kel
May 30, 2011 9:52 pm
vtac82
vtac82
30 May 2011

advise please? Build time. Letter said July and now October

advise please? Build time. Letter said July and now October
VIC

thanks guys, really appreciate your help. Contract says 270 days with allowance of 10 days weather, 55 days for weekends for public holiday & 45 days for 'other delays of…

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vtac82
May 30, 2011 10:57 pm
gabbybuild10
gabbybuild10
30 May 2011

Dee's Build by the beach... Finally!

Dee's Build by the beach... Finally!
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

:: :: ::celeb:: ::celeb:: yay, that's great!!! hope the rain doesn't slow the build down too much. glad they fixed the wonky wall. they will prob have the roof on by the end of next week ::lol::

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gabbybuild10
May 30, 2011 11:24 pm
boughtablock
boughtablock
31 May 2011

Your Favourite residental area in Brisbane?

Your Favourite residental area in Brisbane?
VIC

I actually live in the southern end (and am hence building down that way - close to my work etc), but have been to display homes here there and everywhere. To be honest,…

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boughtablock
May 31, 2011 9:51 am
snoofie
snoofie
31 May 2011

Perhaps a stupid question...

Perhaps a stupid question...
VIC

Yeah, I think that's what will be required - bugger of a job with all those panes of glass!! ::dizzy::

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snoofie
May 31, 2011 9:34 pm
snoofie
Bam
Bam
31 May 2011

Energy assessment cost

Energy assessment cost

Ours was $140.... might do it again though as we changed a lot of things

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Bam
May 31, 2011 9:40 pm
Bam
bashworth
bashworth
31 May 2011

Slabs Down - Holes Cut .... Stage Inspector Contacts Melbour

Slabs Down - Holes Cut .... Stage Inspector Contacts Melbour
VIC

Look like holes for drainage and drainage traps. As far as the builder is concerned better too big a hole than too small. By the look some of the holes have mainly been…

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bashworth
May 31, 2011 10:03 pm
bashworth
snowy76
snowy76
1 June 2011

Building Delays with Scott ParK Homes

Building Delays with Scott ParK Homes
1, 2, 3, 4

We are also building with SPH. Very frustrating, I am in the building industry myself & I know how slow work is at the momment. You would think that with the amount of…

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snowy76
Jun 01, 2011 1:00 am
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
1 June 2011

Beware shonkster renderer !!!!

Beware shonkster renderer !!!!
VIC

Getting work done from friends or family (or friend-of-a-friends) always ends in tears!

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rockabilly_kid
Jun 01, 2011 12:00 pm
rockabilly_kid
Skayne
Skayne
1 June 2011

Building with Wisdom or Provincial?

Building with Wisdom or Provincial?
NSW

Hi fedup, Thanks for sharing your experience. It does sound like a bit of a nightmare for your parents. These sort of things are a huge factor when you choose a…

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Skayne
Jun 01, 2011 2:26 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
1 June 2011

HELP!! Is GST included in the price of the home??

HELP!! Is GST included in the price of the home??

Anyone know the answers to these ? Q1) Are the base-house-price advertised by volume builder's websites inclusive of GST? Q2) When you paid the initial application…

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zeitgeber
Jun 01, 2011 2:31 pm
zeitgeber
Mrs P
Mrs P
1 June 2011

Air con zones..

Air con zones..
NSW

I have 7 zones I think, bed 1,2,3,4,study,dining/family, rumpus, media. 8 Zones, I think an extra zone was 200 odd dollars.

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Mrs P
Jun 01, 2011 7:01 pm
deb17
deb17
1 June 2011

Picking up on defects during the build ...

Picking up on defects during the build ...
VIC

Get on to it straight away, before they brick around it and put the plaster on the walls. Ask for a new one.

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deb17
Jun 01, 2011 9:14 pm
lobboroz
lobboroz
1 June 2011

Recommend Builder Victoria Bayswater area

Recommend Builder Victoria Bayswater area
VIC

Hi All I have plans for a double storey unit to be built in my backyard. Its around 16sq so not a overly large build. Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good builder…

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lobboroz
Jun 01, 2011 10:30 pm
joles
joles
2 June 2011

sliders or hinged doors on bed room robes

sliders or hinged doors on bed room robes
WA

Hinged here as well. Lived with sliders.... no thanks, would rather not have a wardrobe at all. :shock: :lol: :lol: All of the reasons everyone has already mentioned. Another is…

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joles
Jun 02, 2011 1:41 pm
joles
dsiroky
dsiroky
2 June 2011

Suggest a builder please!

Suggest a builder please!
VIC

I've been very happy with the work that Rustic Builders are doing for me. I came to them with plans & engineering and they are managing the build on a slope with a 7m fall…

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dsiroky
Jun 02, 2011 3:08 pm
Phillshz
Phillshz
2 June 2011

Driveways in Liverpool NSW

Driveways in Liverpool NSW
NSW

I might just go with some kikuyu seed since my builder provides kikuyu to the front and rear yards but wont do the nature strip section. Any ideas on the price of kikuyu…

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Phillshz
Jun 02, 2011 3:23 pm
bashworth
bashworth
3 June 2011

building a house

building a house
ACT

To build quickly best advice I can give is Single storey To keep costs down without compromising quality right size see link http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=238

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bashworth
Jun 03, 2011 6:41 am
bashworth
magicjen17
magicjen17
3 June 2011

Anyone know about "dual certification"?

Anyone know about "dual certification"?
VIC

Hi guys, Just wondering if anyone knows anything about getting dual certification for engineering plans? We have an adjoining owner who is deadset against us building our…

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magicjen17
Jun 03, 2011 12:38 pm
Theresa
Theresa
3 June 2011

Cost of upgrades/extras - SA Builders

Cost of upgrades/extras - SA Builders
SA

I think you’ll find that the costs will vary from builder to builder. Some costs of items you mentioned: R4.0 ceiling insulation (266.47sqm) $3358 Upgrade kitchen…

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Theresa
Jun 03, 2011 2:55 pm
Theresa
dunkyboy
dunkyboy
3 June 2011

Scott Park Finishing Touch Package

Scott Park Finishing Touch Package
WA

Hi we are about to sign up with Scott Park to build the City Beach from the Vittoria range and are considering going with their Finishing Touch package for floor tiles to…

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dunkyboy
Jun 03, 2011 7:31 pm
zozo
zozo
3 June 2011

Anyone building with WISDOM in Nelson reidge

Anyone building with WISDOM in Nelson reidge
NSW

We went with the most prolific builder in NR and they still got it wrong with council regs. Actually they realized their error just before submitting to council and months…

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zozo
Jun 03, 2011 11:32 pm
zozo
zozo
3 June 2011

Council Approval Time in Nelson Ridge?

Council Approval Time in Nelson Ridge?
NSW

Approval took 5 weeks. Nelsons ridge picked up a few major issues that were rectified prior to council so took 2 attempts to get the goahead from them. We are on quite a…

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zozo
Jun 03, 2011 11:45 pm
cbboyz
cbboyz
3 June 2011

Mortar for bricks dont seem right

Mortar for bricks dont seem right
VIC

I have off white mortar and here are a couple of photos showing my brickwork. The off white section was done 3 weeks…

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cbboyz
Jun 04, 2011 12:42 am
suh
suh
5 June 2011

How big is your WIR?

How big is your WIR?
WA

What do green lemmings actually look like

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suh
Jun 05, 2011 12:28 pm
suh
buildingwest
buildingwest
5 June 2011

12 month maintenance - will they fix? is it bad?

12 month maintenance - will they fix? is it bad?
VIC

Hi, I would raise the issues at your building inspection. If they tell you it is not a concern, demand that they write down the issue, its exact location and note that…

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buildingwest
Jun 05, 2011 12:42 pm
rjg
rjg
6 June 2011

do we need junction boxes for downlights?

do we need junction boxes for downlights?
WA

If its on the bottom story the short answer would be NO to both. For lights to be place in a different position cable would need to be run in the…

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rjg
Jun 06, 2011 1:38 pm
anise
anise
6 June 2011

Custom Design Project Builders

Custom Design Project Builders
QLD

Hi rahadza We have a custom design and are currently looking for a builder. We've found a number of project builders more than happy to take our design directly then…

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anise
Jun 06, 2011 2:16 pm
anise
woodduck
woodduck
6 June 2011

Woodducks McDonald Jones Chesterfield-Enjoying Our New House

Woodducks McDonald Jones Chesterfield-Enjoying Our New House
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi, we had MJH do our flooring, I'm not too sure were they are from. The only reference to them I can find is: "G Diamond PP 600x600". From memory I think they were around…

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woodduck
Jun 06, 2011 2:28 pm
d@n
d@n
6 June 2011

CHOOSING ROOF TILES

CHOOSING ROOF TILES
VIC

I would go with a dark neutral colour like magnum, charcoal, lunar eclipse etc.

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d@n
Jun 06, 2011 4:05 pm
spilli
spilli
6 June 2011

Eaves and Window height position

Eaves and Window height position
VIC

Many thanks Joles for your advice. I have decided to get doors manufactured at 2300mm high to ensure that windows can be placed at same height and can fit nicely under…

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spilli
Jun 06, 2011 10:02 pm
gogo65
gogo65
6 June 2011

Colorbond Dune and Monument together?

Colorbond Dune and Monument together?
VIC

Ok Thanks I look forward to seeing it ::lol:: I may be off line as I am going overseas but look forward to seeing it as soon as I have internet access :z:

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gogo65
Jun 06, 2011 10:07 pm
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