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fairy blue
fairy blue
7 October 2011

What things have we Forgot?

What things have we Forgot?
WA

Funny bout that, I knew exactly where to look for it!

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fairy blue
Oct 07, 2011 4:49 pm
fairy blue
Dreamer
Dreamer
7 October 2011

Splashback - Glass or tiles?

Splashback - Glass or tiles?
WA

I like the idea of glass. That's what I want in our kitchen reno. We've been told the cons are keeping it streak-free but how hard can that be?! I just like the idea of…

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Dreamer
Oct 07, 2011 6:06 pm
posss
posss
7 October 2011

Split Level Steps

Split Level Steps
SA

Hi Lee, Thank you so much for posting pictures of your stairs. It's great to see that MDF stairs can look so good!! Cheers, Michael & Kylie

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posss
Oct 07, 2011 7:04 pm

Sorry for the size. I know it's really tiny. It's the best I can do…

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Dollar
Oct 07, 2011 10:39 pm
Odie1kanobie
Odie1kanobie
8 October 2011

Gabbybuild - PCI done

Gabbybuild - PCI done
WA
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Just wanted to say that you have a beautiful home:) Three weeks to go!! Hopefully it will go fast and everything done correctly too for you guys!

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Odie1kanobie
Oct 08, 2011 12:02 am
mimi23
mimi23
9 October 2011

Is it too late for Sarking?

Is it too late for Sarking?

Do you mean sarking to your roof or your external walls? :? Sarking to the external walls goes on after the frame is complete and before bricking.

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mimi23
Oct 09, 2011 5:14 am
mimi23
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
9 October 2011

Sarking & concrete roof tiles

Sarking & concrete roof tiles
NSW

Sarking is always done with colorbond to prevent the heat transfer, it does sound a little expensive. I had to have full sarking because of the bushfire rating.

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theanonyuser
Oct 09, 2011 7:54 am
fairy blue
fairy blue
9 October 2011

negotiate a better price

negotiate a better price
SA

I always say'If you don't ask, you don't get', but my bet is whatever you knock him down will be re-couped in extras during the building…

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fairy blue
Oct 09, 2011 10:25 am
fairy blue
Bubu2006
Bubu2006
9 October 2011

Long Island Homes

Long Island Homes
VIC
1, 2

I have read the information about the Director of Long Island Homes having some association with Landmark and want to tell everyone that this information is NOT true. Long…

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Bubu2006
Oct 09, 2011 12:35 pm
mackay
mackay
9 October 2011

Our first build - Urb@nedge Tribu 001

Our first build - Urb@nedge Tribu 001

Thanks .... We were concerned due to hearing all those horror stories including good friends of ours who built with a different builder, but we would happily recommend…

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mackay
Oct 09, 2011 5:15 pm
mak_
mak_
10 October 2011

My new build

My new build
VIC

I was there on Saturday - i saw the works going on...the frame has come up and looks awesome!

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mak_
Oct 10, 2011 8:59 am
mak_
luke81
luke81
10 October 2011

Our Regal House

Our Regal House
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Vegie garden works have commenced. Have 3 big planters for herbs and vegies blue metal and stepping stones. More builders maintenance done today and I must say the…

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luke81
Oct 10, 2011 12:55 pm
MmmmBalf
MmmmBalf
10 October 2011

Our Humble Abode with loads of pics!

Our Humble Abode with loads of pics!
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Congrats Starz, you get your house the day ours starts. :D Site scrape for us is booked in for Thursday. I often see your place, just around the corner from our block. …

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MmmmBalf
Oct 10, 2011 5:53 pm
MmmmBalf
Crow
Crow
10 October 2011

Concrete Required For Slab

Concrete Required For Slab
VIC

It depends on the design of your footings and the engineering requirements. Our trenches were a metre deep and concrete was approx 140m3.

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Crow
Oct 10, 2011 6:43 pm
Lacey
Lacey
11 October 2011

garage height for 4X4 or hatchbacks?

garage height for 4X4 or hatchbacks?
WA

If you can, extend the depth of the garage. We had the standard size, didn't think much of it. My partner has a commodore size car (maybe a fraction longer) and it JUST…

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Lacey
Oct 11, 2011 9:44 am
kent
kent
11 October 2011

Telephone points and trench

Telephone points and trench

It is about the going rate, telstra will not do it directly they will pass it to their contractors. Getting the phone points done now is a whole lot easier ie b4 plaster,…

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kent
Oct 11, 2011 1:04 pm
Trewman
Trewman
11 October 2011

How long will it take for land registration???

How long will it take for land registration???
NSW

Be careful with registration at the end of the year - developer land tax is due on 31st december every year. If they register the land expecting…

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Trewman
Oct 11, 2011 3:04 pm
KAN
KAN
11 October 2011

Stage 11 Settled and Ready to Build

Stage 11 Settled and Ready to Build
VIC

Hi Ranger1124, welcome to the forum. Have you chosen a project home to build?

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KAN
Oct 11, 2011 6:55 pm
LordX
LordX
11 October 2011

Has anyone built with Alandale Homes or Aaron J homes?

Has anyone built with Alandale Homes or Aaron J homes?
VIC

I'm advising you with best intentions not to build with Alandale Homes, not to deal with them at all. These people are extremely manipulative and for them to lie is just…

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LordX
Oct 11, 2011 8:10 pm
edscl
edscl
11 October 2011

PCI next Tuesday

PCI next Tuesday
VIC

:z: :z: :z: I have been following your blog, you home look great!

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edscl
Oct 11, 2011 10:02 pm
edscl
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
11 October 2011

is it normal to receive a water bill prior to completion?

is it normal to receive a water bill prior to completion?
NSW

lol i should be happy i dont have water or sewer rates where i live but yeah they hit u where they can it sucks

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Fitzyplumber
Oct 11, 2011 10:20 pm
stinomus
stinomus
12 October 2011

Floor Tiles

Floor Tiles

Really that's personal preference, what do you prefer?

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stinomus
Oct 12, 2011 9:39 am
catjim
catjim
12 October 2011

Settle an argument?

Settle an argument?
NSW

We built a custom design with a less well known builder and it would have been $250,000 or a little bit less. A three bedroom plus two studies (I work from home), two…

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catjim
Oct 12, 2011 11:38 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
12 October 2011

Installing levers upside-down to toddler proof?

Installing levers upside-down to toddler proof?
NSW

What about raising the height of the handle? We are getting ours at around 1200mm of the ground to negate the same issue. The front door handle is at the same height with…

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chrisandkate
Oct 12, 2011 11:53 am
sij
sij
12 October 2011

What happens after roof?

What happens after roof?
WA

Hi All, Just did site inspection and noticed tiles all done gas,electrical and other pre lays done. One thing I noticed which lucky I was on site to pick up was that…

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sij
Oct 12, 2011 11:56 am
alt0160
alt0160
12 October 2011

Hallway, Foyer, Gallery ... whatever you want to call it!

Hallway, Foyer, Gallery ... whatever you want to call it!
QLD

Why are you doing it? to make space in other rooms, or becaue you think it is too wide. Its hard to say without seeing your floor plan

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alt0160
Oct 12, 2011 1:17 pm
bashworth
bashworth
12 October 2011

What happens after roof?

What happens after roof?
WA

There is information on what happens for each of the typical construction stages here http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=271

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bashworth
Oct 12, 2011 3:39 pm
bashworth
ECOECO
ECOECO
12 October 2011

Sliding doors and windows kept onsite in open

Sliding doors and windows kept onsite in open
VIC

mine has been outside for last 3 weeks or so. even earth work is not completed…

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ECOECO
Oct 12, 2011 3:42 pm
ECOECO
dreamcometrue
dreamcometrue
12 October 2011

Building own design with Format SA

Building own design with Format SA
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Drayto, since you have only been in for a week, maybe take photos of the chips and email to let them know. The quicker they know about them, the more likely they are to…

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dreamcometrue
Oct 12, 2011 8:42 pm
dreamcometrue
CA3105
CA3105
13 October 2011

Roof tiles - price differential between different profiles?

Roof tiles - price differential between different profiles?

It will often depend on the builder you go with and what they include in their standard specs, but yes as a general rule Bristile shingle tiles will be at least a few…

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CA3105
Oct 12, 2011 11:00 pm
Eoh
Eoh
13 October 2011

Building in Beaumont Rise?

Building in Beaumont Rise?
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi All, Has anyone received their Occupancy Certificate yet? If so, how long did it take. We have the following oustanding items: * The excavated and filled areas shall…

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Eoh
Oct 13, 2011 2:40 pm
AllyA
AllyA
13 October 2011

Not 100% happy with exterior of house

Not 100% happy with exterior of house
QLD

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for your help and ideas, and that I've uploaded a few more photos to P/bucket if anyone wants to have a little looky-loo.

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AllyA
Oct 13, 2011 4:41 pm
Ashkate
Ashkate
13 October 2011

Essentials for a New Home

Essentials for a New Home
VIC
1, 2

The glass slashback is already locked in :-(

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Ashkate
Oct 13, 2011 5:51 pm
Ashkate
Rousehill5
Rousehill5
13 October 2011

Needing Advice Please .... RE : Kurmond

Needing Advice Please .... RE : Kurmond
NSW

One of my friend started with Kurmond. I know they had lots of issues at the start. The office was very slow & the costings for variations builder did not include in their…

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Rousehill5
Oct 13, 2011 9:48 pm
wokwon
wokwon
14 October 2011

Walk through wardrobe to ensuite

Walk through wardrobe to ensuite
NSW

I too was worried about moisture so I had the builder add a cavity slider door between the ensuite and WIR. House hasn't been started yet so I'm not sure what difference…

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wokwon
Oct 14, 2011 7:16 am
edscl
edscl
14 October 2011

Any Reliable and trustworthy demolition company to recommend

Any Reliable and trustworthy demolition company to recommend
VIC

Impact Peter, Chris and Daniel 0427 689 218 They don't have a website They did what they said they were going to do. Price was good, and they recycle what they can, and…

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edscl
Oct 14, 2011 10:33 am
edscl
jj1
jj1
14 October 2011

Power Connection

Power Connection
SA

Cheers rjg, my price was to supply&install point of attach. pole, with temporary meter position&safety switch to allow for construction, including disconnect(from…

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jj1
Oct 14, 2011 10:42 am
kiwi
kiwi
14 October 2011

can you see this photo?

can you see this photo?
VIC

cant see it. as above

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kiwi
Oct 14, 2011 2:27 pm
kiwi
coolm
coolm
14 October 2011

Our Custom build with Rossdale - 6 months later

Our Custom build with Rossdale - 6 months later
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Congratulations on your new home. We are about to embark in this journey ourselves, with a custom design by Rossdale. Your blog will be very helpful :)

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coolm
Oct 14, 2011 2:27 pm
coolm
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Big Nath
Oct 14, 2011 3:18 pm
Big Nath
amgsl55
amgsl55
14 October 2011

Can Neigbour remove ajoining fence without permission?

Can Neigbour remove ajoining fence without permission?
SA

If he has approval to build on the boundary then he has every right to do so and there is no point in getting upset over it, it's not worth the stress. If he damages the…

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amgsl55
Oct 14, 2011 7:17 pm
deb17
deb17
14 October 2011

Cost of Flyscreens

Cost of Flyscreens
NSW

Sounds good, ours were forty.

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deb17
Oct 14, 2011 9:11 pm
thegilbeys
thegilbeys
14 October 2011

Island bench upstand or splashback

Island bench upstand or splashback
QLD

Why not? Anything is possible. It'll either sit on top (and they may have to drill into your existing benchtop) or build it up from the floor. CEK would know better.

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thegilbeys
Oct 14, 2011 9:16 pm
thegilbeys
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
15 October 2011

Reduced Building Cost

Reduced Building Cost
WA
1, 2

Orientation all depends on the house design you end up choosing. Settlement on the block will occur once titles have been issued (be prepared for…

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AubinGroveFan
Oct 15, 2011 8:45 pm
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
15 October 2011

Your advice please... getting out of a contract

Your advice please... getting out of a contract
SA

The seller has NO right to ask for Proof. Where did you get that bit of garbage from ? Banks are NOT obligated to disclose their reasons (if the…

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Oceanus2
Oct 15, 2011 8:55 pm
broncos4eva
broncos4eva
15 October 2011

Land Registration Delay.. Costing us $$$

Land Registration Delay.. Costing us $$$
NSW

Hi Day Dreamer, How did you go with Eden Brae and what is the latest you have heard regarding your land registration? My wife and I have also bought a block of land at…

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broncos4eva
Oct 15, 2011 9:34 pm
michellemaz
michellemaz
16 October 2011

Carlisle Bellmore 39 or 43?

Carlisle Bellmore 39 or 43?
VIC

Hello everyone, We have signed up with Carlisle to build the Bellmore on our land in Mount Waverley and we are very happy to be starting the process. We are currently…

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michellemaz
Oct 16, 2011 11:43 am
buildingwest
buildingwest
16 October 2011

Water Tank

Water Tank
QLD

Hi, I recently purchased a bushmans tank. They have plastic tanks and are all states except wa. I got a 22,500 litre tank for about $2250.

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buildingwest
Oct 16, 2011 9:25 pm
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Rousehill5
Oct 16, 2011 11:26 pm

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