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Zerosignal
Zerosignal
23 August 2011

Henley Big Book of Options - Soho

Henley Big Book of Options - Soho

I'm building the Soho Q1 with some modifications. The Soho Series was fairly new when I started dealing with h3nl3y early 2010 and they'd already…

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Zerosignal
Aug 23, 2011 6:17 pm
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
23 August 2011

Bushfire Requirements - not on contract

Bushfire Requirements - not on contract
VIC

I got BAL-29 and had to push the builder for a list of exactly what they were going to include. We did get a list prior to contract signing. We had to have toughened…

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cookie_monster
Aug 23, 2011 9:11 pm
investa
investa
23 August 2011

Building costs going down

Building costs going down
QLD

Nice deal there. The Darnley we got quoted was for the 26sq version so seems like you got a good deal. At the moment Henley has some good deals and they offer fixed…

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investa
Aug 23, 2011 9:12 pm
jessie87
jessie87
23 August 2011

ATT SA Golden Grove peoples

ATT SA Golden Grove peoples
SA

*^$#*& we are having major issues re our retaining wall which was done by Land SA (the moss rock) Way toooooooooooooooooooooooo much movement :(

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jessie87
Aug 23, 2011 9:24 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
23 August 2011

Longridge Madison - lalala

Longridge Madison - lalala
1 ... 56, 57, 58

:( We'll be thinking of you!

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Deemaree
Aug 23, 2011 9:37 pm
Deemaree
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
23 August 2011

Builder's Independent inspections vs Pvt Indept Inspections

Builder's Independent inspections vs Pvt Indept Inspections
VIC

Thanks Arena. Definitely will be getting an additional inspection done before signing off each stage. Looking at frame, Lockup and PCI inspections at the moment. Well worth it.

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rajan_g4
Aug 23, 2011 9:43 pm
rajan_g4
Deemaree
Deemaree
23 August 2011

Our Dream, Modified Palomino near Mildura with GJ Gardner

Our Dream, Modified Palomino near Mildura with GJ Gardner
VIC
1, 2

Andrew-you have a truly gorgeous home there! :: :: May it bring you and your family much happiness and beautiful memories. :)

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Deemaree
Aug 23, 2011 10:22 pm
Deemaree
BayBuild
BayBuild
24 August 2011

Bay Build - Moved in Pics page 7 & 8!

Bay Build - Moved in Pics page 7 & 8!
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hello, I have just gone through your whole thread and Oh my goodness, i love everything about your home ::kissed:: . Its stunning and your block of…

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BayBuild
Aug 24, 2011 9:22 am
BayBuild
VicHomeBuyer
VicHomeBuyer
24 August 2011

Any one built house Mimosa Homes ?

Any one built house Mimosa Homes ?
VIC

Hi I am going to build my house very soon and I have shortlisted Mimosa Homes, Was just wandering if someone has already built a house with them and how are they going…

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VicHomeBuyer
Aug 24, 2011 10:50 am
VicHomeBuyer
VicHomeBuyer
24 August 2011

Mimosa Homes

Mimosa Homes

HI If you are still around in this forum, could you please advise on your experience with Mimosa homes.. Your advise here could be a very valuable information for new…

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VicHomeBuyer
Aug 24, 2011 10:52 am
btherl
btherl
24 August 2011

Choosing builders

Choosing builders
VIC

Small builder: - cost is higher - more flexible - quality may be good, may be bad - risk of builder going bust is high (by that I mean perhaps 5% risk per year, low but…

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btherl
Aug 24, 2011 3:13 pm
btherl
Stage#2
Stage#2
24 August 2011

Building with Dechellis in Magill

Building with Dechellis in Magill
SA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

We have just signed with Dechellis to build our new home. Could you tell me approx what your retaining cost? It looks fantastic. :D

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Stage#2
Aug 24, 2011 5:53 pm
Stage#2
katman
katman
24 August 2011

Inspections - North West melbourne

Inspections - North West melbourne
VIC

I have just started building. I am in two minds about these inspectors. Does anyone have any comment on how worth while they are?

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katman
Aug 24, 2011 6:55 pm
JLD
JLD
24 August 2011

Easement on the house. Showstopper?

Easement on the house. Showstopper?
VIC

If you're choosing between the blocks I'd be looking at orientation over easements unless the easement is in a really weird spot. Our last house had an easement along the…

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JLD
Aug 24, 2011 7:45 pm
Casa2
Casa2
24 August 2011

Merit Homes

Merit Homes
NSW

I didn't know that Merit had their own designs. Mine was a custom design. The quality is good. The main thing is that they have their heart in the right place. If…

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Casa2
Aug 24, 2011 8:39 pm
timpen
timpen
24 August 2011

Show us your flooring!

Show us your flooring!
VIC

Am having solid timber plank on ply right through our new house - Black Butt. Being solid timber glued to plank there is no hollow noise, unlike floating floor and…

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timpen
Aug 24, 2011 9:39 pm
b0son
b0son
24 August 2011

Has anyone used Nawkaw?

Has anyone used Nawkaw?
VIC

We have a painted PGH espresso brick which has turned out nothing short of awful and are sincerely hoping Nawkaw can get them 'as…

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b0son
Aug 24, 2011 11:11 pm
tigerandox
tigerandox
25 August 2011

Independent inspection or not?

Independent inspection or not?
VIC
1, 2

Well, it's time for our final inspection tomorrow, it is our first inspection/walk through with the SS, and we did book an independent inspector. $480 for our house which…

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tigerandox
Aug 25, 2011 8:34 pm
SimonArchibald
SimonArchibald
25 August 2011

AV Jennings Meridian 300

AV Jennings Meridian 300
NSW

Waterford, I'd probably agree with your comments about the paperwork side of things taking forever. AV Jennings were really slow in this department. The bonus though is…

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SimonArchibald
Aug 25, 2011 9:25 pm
SimonArchibald
edscl
edscl
25 August 2011

The Cambridge

The Cambridge

Hi j3n24, hope the building journey goes well for you, and can't wait to see your progress through the stages. We are building with Simonds also and things will finally…

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edscl
Aug 25, 2011 9:51 pm
edscl
bnh2004
bnh2004
25 August 2011

Need help with colour schemes for new home

Need help with colour schemes for new home
VIC

Hi, I'm building a new home and would appreciate some help on the colour scheme that we have selected. We have signed the tender but changes could still be made but it…

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bnh2004
Aug 25, 2011 11:54 pm
MelNRob
MelNRob
26 August 2011

Did anyone pay the power bill happened in building house?

Did anyone pay the power bill happened in building house?
VIC

it's a bit different i guess for us, in that we are in an established area and had everything connected up. What we did was liaised with our power/water suppliers…

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MelNRob
Aug 26, 2011 12:50 pm
boiselfish
boiselfish
26 August 2011

Formula Homes anyone??

Formula Homes anyone??
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Tanco I sent you a PM. ;)

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boiselfish
Aug 26, 2011 1:17 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
26 August 2011

Gap at the end of the window ledge?

Gap at the end of the window ledge?

Most windows have an offset reveal and the transom (the part you are talking about), finishes without connecting to the reveal. Ours does connect. Post a pic... to check. Ed

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ECOECO
Aug 26, 2011 5:11 pm
ECOECO
tigerandox
tigerandox
26 August 2011

Bo?al Sandybeach - warning!

Bo?al Sandybeach - warning!
VIC

Thanks, Kyton, buzz and Casa2 for your replies :: Will bring it up with the SS on Monday and attempt to get them to do the clean. Let you know what happens :D

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tigerandox
Aug 26, 2011 10:27 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
27 August 2011

Coral - Daydream 186

Coral - Daydream 186
QLD

Oh yay!! Congrats!! To upload pics, first you need to upload to photobucket. From there, click the IMG link on the pic. This will automatically copy it and past it into…

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Tamara1975
Aug 27, 2011 1:41 am
KTKTKT
KTKTKT
27 August 2011

Questions to ask

Questions to ask
NSW

Thank you both for the tips. I'm afraid at the moment the more I learn the more I realize how little I know. It is quite daunting. My husband and I are off for a weekend…

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KTKTKT
Aug 27, 2011 8:52 am
NickS
NickS
27 August 2011

Getting a project manager to run a new build.

Getting a project manager to run a new build.
QLD

Have managed to find a Project Manager/Builder to take on my project through a company called www.newhomeprojectmanagement.com.au I pay the bills as they are without mark…

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NickS
Aug 27, 2011 4:42 pm
rjg
rjg
29 August 2011

Bricking Stage - Messy?

Bricking Stage - Messy?
NSW

Thanks for that!

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rjg
Aug 29, 2011 10:01 am
Jervisbay
Jervisbay
29 August 2011

Question on Kitchen Cabinet

Question on Kitchen Cabinet
VIC

Hi, Did they indicate the price for the overhead cabinets in the quote? And is the price of the range hood indicated in the contract?

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Jervisbay
Aug 29, 2011 3:50 pm
CA3105
CA3105
30 August 2011

Building near power dome

Building near power dome
WA

Have you looked into getting the power dome relocated by Western Power? It will cost a bit, but if there is somewhere different that you could move it to it could end up…

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CA3105
Aug 30, 2011 12:30 am
ring09
ring09
30 August 2011

Anyone built with Homebuyers Centre in WA now in Victoria!!!

Anyone built with Homebuyers Centre in WA now in Victoria!!!
VIC

Hi Ring09 I am looking at building a house with the Homebuyers Centre in Melbourne. I was just wondering what they were like to deal with? Were they…

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ring09
Aug 30, 2011 1:05 pm
ring09
dkp
dkp
30 August 2011

Anyone having problems with fencing-No neighbours/VACANTLand

Anyone having problems with fencing-No neighbours/VACANTLand
NSW

In NSW you cannot claim any money to your neighbour without first sending them a notice to fence. Developer typically have an escape clause on the sale contract to avoid…

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dkp
Aug 30, 2011 5:26 pm
valleygirl23
valleygirl23
30 August 2011

Jandson Homes - Anyone build with them recently?

Jandson Homes - Anyone build with them recently?
NSW

Thanks adgn! I've been wondering when their website would be available again. Thanks kdgirl! There are so many different suppliers to visit. I like the ones where you…

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valleygirl23
Aug 30, 2011 5:36 pm
jessie87
jessie87
30 August 2011

Desperate need of help... Land developer issues

Desperate need of help... Land developer issues

Hey thanks for that :) The retaining wall up top is the problem. We didnt touch the land from when the builder built. I asked the engineer in relation to it. No probs :)

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jessie87
Aug 30, 2011 10:23 pm
susiebunt
susiebunt
31 August 2011

Has anyone built the Sapphire 32 with Kurmond Homes?

Has anyone built the Sapphire 32 with Kurmond Homes?
NSW

Hi, We are currently looking at a few different houses. Has anyone built the sapphire 32 with Kurmond and if so how has it been? Also what sort of price are you looking at…

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susiebunt
Aug 31, 2011 8:30 am
soakedblonde
soakedblonde
31 August 2011

Buidling our first home - Red Ink - Muchea

Buidling our first home - Red Ink - Muchea
WA

It's getting close now, it must be so exciting :z: I'm glad you asked about the walls because we weren't planning on painting ours straight away either.

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soakedblonde
Aug 31, 2011 9:40 am
soakedblonde
B STAR
B STAR
31 August 2011

Stormwater plan

Stormwater plan
NSW

I think they should just be able to draw them. They are really for future records for the coucil to know where the pipes are, incase someone renovates your house.

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B STAR
Aug 31, 2011 10:19 am
gogo65
gogo65
31 August 2011

Any good builders in Macarthur/Camden area??

Any good builders in Macarthur/Camden area??
NSW

JohnnyD, built a beautiful home in Camden, have a look at her thread, viewtopic.php?f=31&t=17870 Are you building single or double storey?? McDonald Jones seems to be…

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gogo65
Aug 31, 2011 6:39 pm
gogo65
betHeEeee
betHeEeee
1 September 2011

Heartlands in Tarneit with a PD Baldwin 27

Heartlands in Tarneit with a PD Baldwin 27
VIC

Hi Sheeny, i noticed there has been no responses to your thread so i thought i would send you some wall love. hehe When will you guys start building? we're building with…

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betHeEeee
Sep 01, 2011 8:51 am
RichA
RichA
1 September 2011

Building on a wedge or fan shaped block..design ideas

Building on a wedge or fan shaped block..design ideas
NSW

so council (baulkham hills) say the street had a 10m setback...developer says it will be 7.5m once land is registered....either way theres an awful lot of land being…

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RichA
Sep 01, 2011 11:28 am
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
1 September 2011

Anyone building in early 2010???

Anyone building in early 2010???
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Congratulations Bug. Lovely news for the spare bedroom. We had a llittle while thinking we were going to need to convert the study into a nursery but fortunately it's…

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Fernyhouse
Sep 01, 2011 3:21 pm
CA3105
CA3105
1 September 2011

Colour selection stuff up! What do we do?

Colour selection stuff up! What do we do?
VIC

Unfortunately from being in the industry and seeing people in your exact situation, the result of most disputes is that the colour selections do fall completely back onto…

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CA3105
Sep 01, 2011 8:05 pm
nicksmith
nicksmith
1 September 2011

gutters, facias and render colours - HELP!!!

gutters, facias and render colours - HELP!!!
NSW

dune is very modern and stands out up against a white or a quarter stength colour in my opinion

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nicksmith
Sep 01, 2011 9:27 pm
Sebba1
Sebba1
1 September 2011

How to find missing pegs on the boundary?

How to find missing pegs on the boundary?
VIC

We have the same issue with our block and i need to go out to the block on the weekend to find the boundary markers. The builders say they also need a current pegging plan…

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Sebba1
Sep 01, 2011 10:01 pm
kyton
kyton
1 September 2011

Show Me Your Bathrooms..

Show Me Your Bathrooms..
NSW

If you do a search s couple of pages back in the bathroom threads there are already one or two Show Us threads.

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kyton
Sep 01, 2011 10:04 pm
kyton


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