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Crunchbone
Crunchbone
21 July 2011

Blaxland 29 - NBG - Minniti Properties & Building Services

Blaxland 29 - NBG - Minniti Properties & Building Services
VIC

Hi Raul & Dolly Congratulations on building your house! You'll be very happy when you finally move in. I just…

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Crunchbone
Jul 21, 2011 2:30 pm
jjfttss
jjfttss
21 July 2011

Building a French Provincial Home

Building a French Provincial Home
VIC

Phillip Mannerheim is also another great French Provincial Architect, hes fees would cost up to 40k for the plans. Most of those houses are custom designed, and built by…

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jjfttss
Jul 21, 2011 2:51 pm
DIYMUM83
DIYMUM83
21 July 2011

why DAs take a long time to go through Council?

why DAs take a long time to go through Council?

Great idea! they changed the rules in Feb this year for small blocks, we were so tempted to pull it out of council and do the new 10 day approval! Next house definately…

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DIYMUM83
Jul 21, 2011 2:59 pm
Novo
Novo
21 July 2011

Building the Overture by Masterton Homes

Building the Overture by Masterton Homes
NSW

Thanks for your post - great advice :) Interesting that you picked up on those doors, because we changed the plans so that the double doors that were on the master are now…

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Novo
Jul 21, 2011 4:10 pm
DIYMUM83
DIYMUM83
21 July 2011

Exterior Paint Colours?

Exterior Paint Colours?
NSW

Thank you!! my husband loves blue so this might be how we compromise :)

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DIYMUM83
Jul 21, 2011 6:23 pm
xBeanie
xBeanie
21 July 2011

$10k for new builds in QLD?

$10k for new builds in QLD?
QLD

It's not really clear if you are building on pre-owned land whether or not the $600K includes that land or just the building contract cost. However, going on the wording…

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xBeanie
Jul 21, 2011 7:32 pm
rox
rox
21 July 2011

Display home locations - Sydney???

Display home locations - Sydney???
NSW

Freemans Ridge @ Carnes Hill. It's located near Hoxton Park just off the M7. Take the Cowpasture Rd exit and head south.

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rox
Jul 22, 2011 12:36 am
Cullen
Cullen
22 July 2011

Stud wall thickness vs insulation

Stud wall thickness vs insulation
NSW

Thicker wall frames shouldn't be a problem. The frames have to be custom made by the frame manufacturer anyway. The question is whether the extra thickness is worth the…

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Cullen
Jul 22, 2011 12:47 pm
xanthrope
xanthrope
22 July 2011

Identify this colour scheme

Identify this colour scheme

Wow ! very very close .. thanks for that. I htink I'll order a sample and then paint a large section of plasterboard to view the colour in various lighting. Thanks once again !

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xanthrope
Jul 22, 2011 2:41 pm
xanthrope

I wouldnt have full length romans much wider than these, because they get too heavy. We have a wider 1/2 length set on our bedroom window. They are mounted on the wall…

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alt0160
Jul 22, 2011 4:10 pm
pandorash8
pandorash8
22 July 2011

Hitting my head against the bricks!

Hitting my head against the bricks!
NSW

There's a couple building with Fairmont who got a colour consultant to help and said she was worth every penny, even doing up an image of what their house will look like.…

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pandorash8
Jul 22, 2011 7:27 pm
pandorash8
tinkster
tinkster
22 July 2011

Summit Xanthus

Summit Xanthus
WA
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Looking good there, grass always seems like a huge luxury after you've been living with sand

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tinkster
Jul 22, 2011 8:49 pm
tinkster
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
23 July 2011

Determining the fall of my land

Determining the fall of my land
VIC

Thanks DKP and bashworth. This is so much clear now. saved me a futile argument with my CSC :-)

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rajan_g4
Jul 23, 2011 1:18 am
rajan_g4
Em.Russ
Em.Russ
23 July 2011

Building Beachside Grand Manor Elite with McDonald Jones

Building Beachside Grand Manor Elite with McDonald Jones
NSW

hi k1w1mum i notice you havent posted in a while but im curious to see how your build went as we have just had our colour appointment in the process of building the…

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Em.Russ
Jul 23, 2011 12:34 pm
dlk65
dlk65
23 July 2011

THe Range Croydon

THe Range Croydon
VIC

Hi Evansdrive, There's also quite a thriving community already on this thread. Suggest you head…

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dlk65
Jul 23, 2011 10:20 pm
pandorash8
pandorash8
24 July 2011

Macarthur Building Help

Macarthur Building Help
NSW

Fairmont Homes NSW seem to have a good rep and are keen for the business. Anyone interested in this thread should just read my blog for updates in who we end up choosing…

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pandorash8
Jul 24, 2011 12:18 pm
pandorash8
Adelaide
Adelaide
24 July 2011

Tile laying / tiling costs - Perth

Tile laying / tiling costs - Perth
WA

Hi Marcus - did you use either of the two tilers that quoted you? I only found one under $70sqm for laying rectified edge porcelain. Would be interested in the name of…

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Adelaide
Jul 24, 2011 1:00 pm
zozo
zozo
24 July 2011

Delaying payment of stage invoice until work finished?

Delaying payment of stage invoice until work finished?
NSW

Just had a look at our contract and it seems our builder has re-written the section on progress payments so they do have the right to send progress claims prior to…

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zozo
Jul 24, 2011 6:13 pm
berrychoc
berrychoc
24 July 2011

Fitzgibbon Chase

Fitzgibbon Chase
QLD

Hi, I'm new to this forum. My fiance and I have been thinking of buying our first home and stumbled upon Fitzgibbon Chase. Do you guys think that the land value might go…

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berrychoc
Jul 24, 2011 10:22 pm
nickahs
nickahs
25 July 2011

Newcomers building in Hawkstowe South Morang

Newcomers building in Hawkstowe South Morang
VIC
1, 2, 3

Sorry to hear about the breakin Kelvin. Hopefully the rest of the lots get developed soon so that things like that don't occur. Your driveway is fantastic by the way!…

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nickahs
Jul 25, 2011 10:53 am
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
25 July 2011

Putting in an alfresco after build completion

Putting in an alfresco after build completion
VIC

Yup, I know. Thats the reason I said earlier that if I could turn back time, I would rather get this done with the builder to save all the hassles + cost.

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rajan_g4
Jul 25, 2011 3:19 pm
rajan_g4
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
25 July 2011

Costs to build a new home.

Costs to build a new home.
VIC

probably save you $60,000,but cost you your marrage...:) hard enough with somebody building it for you,been very stressful,and im not a stressed out sort of person...

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trishcoastie
Jul 25, 2011 7:23 pm
trishcoastie
humble
humble
25 July 2011

Ecoville, Tarneit

Ecoville, Tarneit
VIC

Expensive, and VERY VERY small blocks. I rent no more then 500m from the estate.. The area is ok, but I would suggest you drive around the other estates, as I cant see it…

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humble
Jul 25, 2011 7:37 pm
suh
suh
25 July 2011

Recycled Plastic Decking

Recycled Plastic Decking
WA

Yeahbut nobut yeahbut nobut..... it wasn't something we had in the garage :roll: it was as noted on their website ... Feast Watson decking oil

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suh
Jul 25, 2011 8:29 pm
suh
pattycake4
pattycake4
25 July 2011

Should I close unwanted Ducted Heating Outlets

Should I close unwanted Ducted Heating Outlets
VIC

In my old house that had 11 ducts,I closed 6 off did that for years.not sure with new units it did keep bill down.

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pattycake4
Jul 25, 2011 10:09 pm
darrell81
darrell81
25 July 2011

Show me your wall Niches!

Show me your wall Niches!

these are in our cinema room this is in our computer…

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darrell81
Jul 25, 2011 10:39 pm
just Erin
just Erin
25 July 2011

Monument colourbond with black roof tiles?

Monument colourbond with black roof tiles?
QLD

We also have Monument gutters and facia... with Bristile Charcoal roof…

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just Erin
Jul 25, 2011 10:51 pm
just Erin
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palmanotpalmer
Jul 26, 2011 12:21 am
ourhome
ourhome
25 July 2011

Jack Lives Here! - Keys Are Ours!

Jack Lives Here! - Keys Are Ours!
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Yes settled in well. Almost all the things are done. I have got connected with internet and phone too. Blinds and curtains all done. The biggest thing pending on my end is…

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ourhome
Jul 26, 2011 12:44 am
bomb3rman
bomb3rman
26 July 2011

New home with wet kitchen...?

New home with wet kitchen...?
WA

Hi there, Has anyone have any experience of building a wet kitchen with their new home? I'm looking to build a first home in WA, but haven't heard of anyone having a wet…

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bomb3rman
Jul 26, 2011 2:47 pm
Lex
Lex
26 July 2011

themax build - little update!

themax build - little update!
NSW
1 ... 87, 88, 89

They look good, TM :D .. Definitely better than timber IMO and even bricks. They will be great just by themselves, let alone with the turf around and some nice features :D

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Lex
Jul 26, 2011 3:53 pm
Lex
dreaman
dreaman
26 July 2011

Stamp Duty Knock Down Rebuild

Stamp Duty Knock Down Rebuild
NSW

Great, yeah we already own this house and are getting the bulldozers in, finally a duty we dont have to pay..!! thanks for the great news

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dreaman
Jul 26, 2011 4:30 pm
flagstaffIV
flagstaffIV
26 July 2011

Flaggie's Home - Master BR update pg.69

Flaggie's Home - Master BR update pg.69
VIC
1 ... 68, 69, 70

Should thank VT, TG and Pedro for compliments also... All other homely things will be in 'Bit's and Pieces'... in my sig. :D

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flagstaffIV
Jul 26, 2011 9:07 pm
flagstaffIV
Deemaree
Deemaree
26 July 2011

NBG Manhattan - pics p46

NBG Manhattan - pics p46
VIC
1 ... 44, 45, 46

Mud...it's a dirty word here! ;)

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Deemaree
Jul 26, 2011 9:57 pm
Deemaree
btherl
btherl
27 July 2011

window energy ratings: can builders charge more?

window energy ratings: can builders charge more?

Since work has started, I'm assuming you've signed a contract? Then unless windows were listed specially as an item with varying price, the builder can't charge you extra…

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btherl
Jul 27, 2011 9:19 am
btherl
barlyncar
barlyncar
27 July 2011

Anyone building with Classique Homes and Constructions [CHC]

Anyone building with Classique Homes and Constructions [CHC]

Watching all the kind people in Forum helping others out with useful information for months, I finally acquired the courage to come up with my…

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barlyncar
Jul 27, 2011 2:33 pm
CustomInTheGateway
CustomInTheGateway
27 July 2011

Anyone Building in The Gateway Estate Lilydale with T.K.Old?

Anyone Building in The Gateway Estate Lilydale with T.K.Old?
VIC

Hi all, Set to start building in The Gateway, Lilydale, Vic' in a couple of weeks. Just wondering if there are any others out there building in The Gateway atm? Even…

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CustomInTheGateway
Jul 27, 2011 2:40 pm
morox
morox
27 July 2011

First Time Building Questions...

First Time Building Questions...
VIC

Hi there, I can't help you at all on the area you are looking at but at first time builders ourselves, it is a ROLLER COASTER ride!! It's overwhelming, exciting,…

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morox
Jul 27, 2011 4:32 pm
cartycost
cartycost
27 July 2011

Decking Material - Far North Queensland Cairns

Decking Material - Far North Queensland Cairns
QLD

I have used Kwila in Cairns. It aged well. You need to keep the oil or whatever finish up to it every year if you want it to last. You will also get a variation of…

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cartycost
Jul 27, 2011 6:25 pm
Tarleaf
Tarleaf
27 July 2011

Advice needed to build new house in Tarneit

Advice needed to build new house in Tarneit
VIC

It's one of the hardest choices of building a new house!!! Like everyone else's mentioned, visiting a whole lot of display homes definitely helps as it shows you the…

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Tarleaf
Jul 27, 2011 6:28 pm
ESB
ESB
27 July 2011

Vandals.

Vandals.
VIC

Me too!

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ESB
Jul 27, 2011 6:44 pm
ESB
donuts9999
donuts9999
27 July 2011

Cavalier homes S.E.

Cavalier homes S.E.
VIC

Hi, Has anyone built or had any dealings with Cavalier homes in South east melbourne? i cant find much about them and we are considering building with them but would like…

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donuts9999
Jul 27, 2011 9:07 pm
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
27 July 2011

SS no longer wants the leftover tiles after handover?

SS no longer wants the leftover tiles after handover?
VIC
1, 2

could always ask SS if he would like too buy some tiles??? going cheap!!!!!! ::wink:: ::wink::

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trishcoastie
Jul 27, 2011 9:43 pm
trishcoastie
docker_rob
docker_rob
27 July 2011

Weep Holes, Concrete and Termite Issue

Weep Holes, Concrete and Termite Issue
VIC

Thanks docker_rob for such a detailed reply and guidance, I appreciate your help and assistance. We have decided to leave the concrete as it…

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docker_rob
Jul 27, 2011 10:00 pm
docker_rob
PNI2000
PNI2000
27 July 2011

Inspector

Inspector
VIC

We are planning on getting an independent home inspector. Reality is, how good can a builder's quality of workmanship be if they are building in volume and have sub…

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PNI2000
Jul 27, 2011 10:27 pm
tan39
tan39
28 July 2011

Installing solar power in brand new home

Installing solar power in brand new home
QLD

Hi everyone, we are in the process of building our new home. Just wondering how many of you building have or are looking into installing solar power. We are on the Gold…

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tan39
Jul 28, 2011 8:10 am
Southies
Southies
28 July 2011

Building with Beechwood? Are they a reputable company?

Building with Beechwood? Are they a reputable company?
NSW

nettinpete, have you been to this website ? [url= Though it's human nature to complain more than praise, so there will probably be more negative comments than positive :roll:

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Southies
Jul 28, 2011 10:51 am
Southies
higherdestiny
higherdestiny
28 July 2011

Dave's Warner Lakes Mansion - * BAM! MOVED IN :-D PG. 9*

Dave's Warner Lakes Mansion - * BAM! MOVED IN :-D PG. 9*
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hey Dave, first off......brilliant blog, very informative and plenty of info and pics. Looks like you home has turned out great. We're…

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higherdestiny
Jul 28, 2011 11:42 am
tan39
tan39
28 July 2011

Installing solar power in brand new home

Installing solar power in brand new home
QLD

I have been looking at origin also, actually due to the interest free period and also I think chances are better going with Origin instead of a small company, as I hope…

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tan39
Jul 28, 2011 1:22 pm
khjat
khjat
28 July 2011

Our Huntley 310 ~ HANDOVER 21/6

Our Huntley 310 ~ HANDOVER 21/6
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Back again! Sorry for the delay in replying. I have a son in Prep with Aspergers and between therapies for him plus normal house stuff and working part time, I don't get…

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khjat
Jul 28, 2011 11:42 pm
khjat


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