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Dexter
Dexter
6 May 2011

Sovereign Building Company or Broadway Homes - in Perth?

Sovereign Building Company or Broadway Homes - in Perth?
WA

Thanks! I have been quite impressed with a few of Broadway's displays

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Dexter
May 06, 2011 12:28 pm
equineaffair
equineaffair
6 May 2011

Where can I find Victoria planning regulations?

Where can I find Victoria planning regulations?
VIC

try this link to the victorian planning schemes This is where I got all my information http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/planningschemes/

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equineaffair
May 06, 2011 3:17 pm
equineaffair
Natti
Natti
6 May 2011

Building with M3tric0n

Building with M3tric0n
VIC

We ended up only having to pay 3,000 an it was delayed by 5 months, our house is on it ways now about the bricked ::lol::

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Natti
May 06, 2011 3:49 pm
bashworth
bashworth
6 May 2011

Possibly delayed?

Possibly delayed?

It depends on the builder. I had one house completly built in three months (and great quality) Another took six months with (OK quality)

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bashworth
May 06, 2011 5:35 pm
bashworth
zozo
zozo
6 May 2011

How long to allow between chosing base plan and Slab?

How long to allow between chosing base plan and Slab?
WA

We paid and signed for the first drafted plan (after approving the fixed price tender and preliminary plans that we had decided upon in late August) in early October and…

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zozo
May 06, 2011 7:39 pm
willcres
willcres
6 May 2011

Anyone has 9 feet ceiling for 2nd floor?

Anyone has 9 feet ceiling for 2nd floor?
NSW

Thank you everyone who have answered it, great to know that most people opted for higher ceiling too for 2nd floor. I'm still considering it, but thanks for all the comments!!

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willcres
May 06, 2011 9:51 pm
willcres
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Dollar
May 06, 2011 10:02 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
6 May 2011

Location of water meter tap

Location of water meter tap
VIC

Hi, Quite a few people have had this issue on the forums (including me!). I was informed by City West Water that a plumber could move the tap by 60cm. Anymore than this…

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buildingwest
May 06, 2011 10:10 pm
cream
cream
7 May 2011

Mouldy Problem - need advice!

Mouldy Problem - need advice!

Thanks for the advise. will see what we can do!!

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cream
May 07, 2011 10:51 am
cream
Building Virgin
Building Virgin
7 May 2011

Builders pros & cons

Builders pros & cons
VIC

Yeah that means north is in the bottom left of the picture :) LOL @ buying them presents. They would love that. We currently own our house we are in now but we would have…

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Building Virgin
May 07, 2011 10:54 am
kyton
kyton
7 May 2011

carpet / flooring questions

carpet / flooring questions

Tracey - we did it ourselves, builder went @rse up before the house was finished LOL. Whatever the best underlay was that was what we got - one request from DH was to…

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kyton
May 07, 2011 11:37 am
kyton
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
7 May 2011

Boral Blue Rio Brick

Boral Blue Rio Brick

Sorry to bump an old thread, I just wanted to ask, are the blue rio bricks painted? If they get chipped are they a different colour underneath?

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theanonyuser
May 07, 2011 6:16 pm
metamorphosis
metamorphosis
7 May 2011

I have a view!! What to build?!

I have a view!! What to build?!
NSW

I love the metricon denver, I had planned on having that for the past 2 years until now, when we finally found a block that I love and I realised that it totally didn't…

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metamorphosis
May 07, 2011 8:28 pm
mike-
mike-
8 May 2011

Can someone please tell me what colour Colorbond these roofs

Can someone please tell me what colour Colorbond these roofs
NSW

Colourbond website is the place to go. They have different building pics you can easily swap colours on to get a feel for each colour. The unfortunate part is that the…

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mike-
May 08, 2011 2:02 pm
mike-
bashworth
bashworth
8 May 2011

New Sewerage Connection

New Sewerage Connection
QLD

My figure assumes that they will dig up the road. They should provide you with a connection point inside the boundary. The connection between the house and the connection…

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bashworth
May 08, 2011 2:52 pm
bashworth
kexkez
kexkez
8 May 2011

Designs For Sloping Blocks

Designs For Sloping Blocks

oo I bags sitting down with a glass of red later and admiring these. :) site looks interesting Jo.

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kexkez
May 08, 2011 3:46 pm
kexkez
kiwi
kiwi
8 May 2011

Trying to work out if it's possible... Building in Brisbane

Trying to work out if it's possible... Building in Brisbane
QLD

we had a $2000 power bill and a $700 phone connection and this was right next to the pole on the road. our engineers reports were big too..about $2000 all cos of…

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kiwi
May 08, 2011 5:18 pm
kiwi
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
8 May 2011

Bathroom: Tile question

Bathroom: Tile question
VIC

I seen it done all ways from real rough with paint slapped on to neat and flat or neat and sloped. I think with the big thicker tiles they try harder to make a nice…

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JazzyJess
May 08, 2011 5:37 pm

Hi all, Help us in choosing bricks. We need to choose 2 colour bricks. One colour for facade and one colour for rest of the house. Our standard bricks are

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nymphser
May 08, 2011 8:03 pm
NBEllington250E
NBEllington250E
9 May 2011

Building the NBG Ellington 25E - Pics of kitchen & plaster

Building the NBG Ellington 25E - Pics of kitchen & plaster
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

We are building the Ellington too. Do you have updated photos as you would be in now I hope.

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NBEllington250E
May 09, 2011 2:38 pm
tinkster
tinkster
9 May 2011

Demo and Build in Carine

Demo and Build in Carine
WA

Gorgeous plan, LOVE the kitchen!

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tinkster
May 09, 2011 11:16 pm
tinkster
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Tornado_ALIVE
May 09, 2011 11:47 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
snoofie
snoofie
10 May 2011

Roughly when do stairs go in?

Roughly when do stairs go in?
VIC

Yes, hopefully it won't be too long now until I can plant it!

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snoofie
May 10, 2011 2:48 am
snoofie
Gio
Gio
10 May 2011

paddock next to cascades on clyde

paddock next to cascades on clyde

Can't build near power lines. Don't think there's plan for new estate. On cascades, selandra and more estates on berwick cranbourne rd near Pasadena. This area near…

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Gio
May 10, 2011 9:09 am
Gio
Adrian008
Adrian008
10 May 2011

Staircase Help - what kind of material???

Staircase Help - what kind of material???
VIC

I'm pretty sure most "regular" staircases are pine frames with either carpet or a hardwood tread. I guess it depends on what type of…

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Adrian008
May 10, 2011 1:51 pm
gavin.first
gavin.first
10 May 2011

sub-division - land survey cost in Adelaide

sub-division - land survey cost in Adelaide
SA

hi everyone, i am at the final stage of sub-dividing a 780sm block in Adelaide. the surveyor wants to charge me about $2500 jsut to certify & mark the boundry, prepare…

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gavin.first
May 10, 2011 2:01 pm
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shonzilla
May 10, 2011 2:50 pm
shonzilla
SherWin
SherWin
10 May 2011

Damp Proof Course

Damp Proof Course

It should be the full width of the bricks. Any less and it creates a moisture bridge which defeats the…

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SherWin
May 10, 2011 5:36 pm
Trewman
Trewman
10 May 2011

Quarters, Cranbourne Building a Lindeman 28

Quarters, Cranbourne Building a Lindeman 28
VIC

Sure did :) This forum looks very informative especially been our first time

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Trewman
May 10, 2011 9:08 pm
snoofie
snoofie
10 May 2011

Henley Price Matrix

Henley Price Matrix
VIC

Could it be almost like an…

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snoofie
May 10, 2011 10:10 pm
snoofie
bashworth
bashworth
11 May 2011

New home builder - questions!

New home builder - questions!
VIC

if you are talking about building over a sewer in Frankston,Vic you apply to South East Water. Just go on their website and do a search for "Build over"

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bashworth
May 11, 2011 6:44 am
bashworth
NiMa
NiMa
11 May 2011

Solar Powered Electricity

Solar Powered Electricity
VIC

Hi Guys Thanks a lot for all replies and above calculation part which is very helpful. I already got few companies arranged for quotes. Will keep in touch.

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NiMa
May 11, 2011 8:58 am
kyton
kyton
11 May 2011

Can anyone help me with the tender?

Can anyone help me with the tender?
NSW

Cinder - this is a very old thread. From early 2010 I think?

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kyton
May 11, 2011 10:01 am
kyton
snoofie
snoofie
11 May 2011

Double-Dipping for Christmas?

Double-Dipping for Christmas?
VIC

Well.... it pays to have an intelligent, non-emotional discussion with your CSC stating your displeasure and the pressures/timelines you have to contend with! Our…

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snoofie
May 11, 2011 5:31 pm
snoofie
Sir Snagger
Sir Snagger
11 May 2011

Anyone build a house with Homebuyers Centre???

Anyone build a house with Homebuyers Centre???
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hello everyone!!! @SirSnagger and Mishka85.. congrats on finally starting!!! :: Good luck with both of your constructions!!! Can't wait for ours…

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Sir Snagger
May 11, 2011 6:34 pm
Sir Snagger
Lot927
Lot927
11 May 2011

16K difference between EB and Wisdom Homes

16K difference between EB and Wisdom Homes
NSW

And since that post.. the saga grows... now I find out they tried to go out to our site unauthorised by stockland, when 4 weeks ago I gave them all the contact details…

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Lot927
May 11, 2011 8:41 pm
Lot927
Lot927
11 May 2011

Traditional Facades

Traditional Facades
NSW

Hi there are some wonderful looking facades out and about these days that come with a hefty price tag. Had anyone started with a traditional/basic facade and done your…

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Lot927
May 11, 2011 10:19 pm
MelNRob
MelNRob
11 May 2011

P/D's - Double Stoery Homes

P/D's - Double Stoery Homes
VIC

Hi Ilias, My other half and i did a knockdown and are building the Waldorf by PD. Our block was virtually flat but had…

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MelNRob
May 11, 2011 11:34 pm
bigranga
bigranga
12 May 2011

Travel costs quoted by builder

Travel costs quoted by builder
SA

I understand its a standard type of charge, and didn't even think much of it until a couple of our friends who had built in the area recently pointed out the cost and said…

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bigranga
May 12, 2011 8:53 pm
594Jessica
594Jessica
13 May 2011

$50,000 for site costs?? Are they kidding?

$50,000 for site costs?? Are they kidding?
VIC

Hi, We are building with them as well, in NSW. I just want to say your site cost is not high compare to ours. Ours is 45K for site costs (1 meter fall for the building…

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594Jessica
May 13, 2011 1:49 am
donuts
donuts
13 May 2011

Soapy water

Soapy water

when you say the tiles have silicon, what do you mean? is it extra silicon spilled on the tiles that looks messy? if so then the builder sounds like they are being lazy!…

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donuts
May 13, 2011 2:07 pm
donuts
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shonzilla
May 13, 2011 6:11 pm
shonzilla
bashworth
bashworth
13 May 2011

slab being poured in winter.....

slab being poured in winter.....
VIC

Just to get technical the worst weather for concreting is either below freezing or hot dry days. The chemical reaction of concrete actually generates quire a bit of heat.…

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bashworth
May 13, 2011 9:39 pm
bashworth
zoe's mama
zoe's mama
14 May 2011

Zoe's mama's build -moved in pics finally :D

Zoe's mama's build -moved in pics finally :D
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

thanks ladies I love my lawn ::lol:: just need hubby to get started on the deck ::study:: :lol:

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zoe's mama
May 14, 2011 1:43 am
CA3105
CA3105
14 May 2011

Scheduling Process

Scheduling Process
WA

Hi bashworth, From my experience, many Perth builders take up to 8 weeks to do the scheduling process, but it depends on your builder as some builders do things in…

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CA3105
May 14, 2011 4:01 am
bashworth
bashworth
14 May 2011

Anchoring steel columns - does this look ok?

Anchoring steel columns - does this look ok?
WA

Thats up to you Avion As for me I much prefer to be picky at the start as that sets the standard for the job. Back in the UK Drainage business we used to call it the…

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bashworth
May 14, 2011 7:31 am
bashworth
Starz
Starz
14 May 2011

The houses you wish you could build

The houses you wish you could build
VIC
1, 2

Call me weird but I would have loved a home with secret rooms, you know the kind that are cleverly hidden behind bookcases ::wink:: . I think it would be a hoot to have a door…

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Starz
May 14, 2011 10:03 am
Starz

S&G Carlisle Monaco 32 - HANDOVER 24/8

S&G Carlisle Monaco 32 - HANDOVER 24/8
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hi Sarah! Can you share the colours you used in the laundry please.....i love it! Tammy

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the country chook
May 14, 2011 12:09 pm
Ger1322
Ger1322
14 May 2011

TELSTRA CONNECTION AND TRENCHING

TELSTRA CONNECTION AND TRENCHING
VIC

yep same, let the builder take care of this one.. trench, conduit and cable up to 20mtr = $305..

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Ger1322
May 14, 2011 12:29 pm

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