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Broom
Broom
16 August 2011

The Luxxe -WE ARE IN!!!! Photos!!

The Luxxe -WE ARE IN!!!! Photos!!
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Just seen your thread for the 1st time, your house is beautiful!! of course I love that ceiling :: Also love your "Sandy Day" paint colour, that is what I had picked for…

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Broom
Aug 16, 2011 5:29 pm
Broom
noemouse
noemouse
16 August 2011

What is this gutter profile?

What is this gutter profile?
SA

I'm trying to find this gutter profile in Melbourne - contacted Stratco who say they don't know of it. Can you provide any more details on how…

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noemouse
Aug 16, 2011 9:20 pm
DragonzBreath
DragonzBreath
16 August 2011

Blueprint... My experience so far...

Blueprint... My experience so far...
WA

So it's been a few weeks since I last posted... And though I'd post a progress update... Works commenced - 23rd May 2011 Slab - 31st May 2011 (1 week) Plate Height - 4th…

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DragonzBreath
Aug 16, 2011 11:17 pm
CA3105
CA3105
17 August 2011

Removing a swimming pool and then building over it

Removing a swimming pool and then building over it
VIC

It's very common, the demolition company will generally remove it for you as part of the demolition if that's what you want. You will need to arrange for extra clean soil…

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CA3105
Aug 17, 2011 12:55 am
JamesAndStacey
JamesAndStacey
17 August 2011

Rendered Block or Painted Blueboard/EPS?

Rendered Block or Painted Blueboard/EPS?
NSW

We are looking at a two story home. We like the rendered look. http://torrenssteelkithomes.com/concept ... #/platinum However, the salesperson suggested using light…

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JamesAndStacey
Aug 17, 2011 12:26 pm
mummy
mummy
17 August 2011

building for the first time

building for the first time
SA

Yeah we,ve looked around for bout six months at builders, fairmont seem more value for money. My brother built his place and told me he wont build again coz the builder…

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mummy
Aug 17, 2011 3:38 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
17 August 2011

Annietom's - NEW PICS of our MINI GOLF put put area

Annietom's - NEW PICS of our MINI GOLF put put area
VIC
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OMG I just typed a huge blah blah blah post - but when I went to post it, it wiped it all!!! bloody hell, not doing that again... here's the…

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Testedbytime
Aug 17, 2011 4:37 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
17 August 2011

Building the Denver with the big M

Building the Denver with the big M
NSW
1, 2

Sure is taking shape,bummer about weather.Will not start my house till September I think

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pattycake4
Aug 17, 2011 5:23 pm
buzz
buzz
17 August 2011

Which Monier roof tile colour goes best with Woodland Grey?

Which Monier roof tile colour goes best with Woodland Grey?
NSW

Good o, dune was my other pick- great taste :: it goes beautifully with the w/grey Oh, and thanks ::smile::

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buzz
Aug 17, 2011 8:22 pm
buzz
umehomes
umehomes
17 August 2011

Issues after frame and brickwork inspection

Issues after frame and brickwork inspection
ACT

Just want to get some more attention, hope can get some more ideas. Thanks

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umehomes
Aug 17, 2011 8:22 pm
orangepool
orangepool
17 August 2011

SOS!!Soil's sinking!!!

SOS!!Soil's sinking!!!

We haven't noticed anything, but it's quite possible that parts have been eroding, as we do have a fill section on one side of the house. How about you, in…

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orangepool
Aug 17, 2011 9:48 pm
Jay001
Jay001
18 August 2011

Mortar Thickness

Mortar Thickness
WA

We have commence Building a new house in WA Perth Northern Suburbs. :: So far I have noticed the following things I want to warn other people building. 1) Internal wall…

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Jay001
Aug 18, 2011 10:39 am
wahoo
wahoo
18 August 2011

Bamboo flooring - any issues over larger areas?

Bamboo flooring - any issues over larger areas?
QLD

Thanks guys, I'll keep working with the builder and the installers - I'm sure they'll come up with a smart solution. I think Bamboo flooring is a great product and I…

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wahoo
Aug 18, 2011 11:32 am
Casa2
Casa2
18 August 2011

Penalty for the delayed house completion

Penalty for the delayed house completion
1, 2

I would request, in the interest of good record keeping, that any rain days be claimed within 14 days. I would also ask if there are any unclaimed rain days outstanding. I…

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Casa2
Aug 18, 2011 10:03 pm
Reenie
Reenie
19 August 2011

Our Newington 35 - Handover on 25th...Photos of the Facade

Our Newington 35 - Handover on 25th...Photos of the Facade
VIC
1, 2

We do have a ladder and hubby ventures up, but I won't go up!!! I normally have the 2 yr old with me too, so I just stay downstairs. I can wait until the stairs are in.

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Reenie
Aug 19, 2011 10:01 am
bare78
bare78
19 August 2011

Anyone built with NEWSTART HOMES?????

Anyone built with NEWSTART HOMES?????
QLD

Just sending this out again, has anyone in QLD built with NEWSTART HOMES? Just trying to see what experiences people had with them. CHEERIO

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bare78
Aug 19, 2011 12:35 pm
Casa2
Casa2
19 August 2011

$4000 of PCV for crushed rock due to weather, is reasonable?

$4000 of PCV for crushed rock due to weather, is reasonable?
VIC
1, 2

If the contract states "the owner must, at the Owner’s cost, provide the builder with all weather access to the Building Site" then it's up to the Owner to prganise and…

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Casa2
Aug 19, 2011 3:36 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
19 August 2011

Services cabinet

Services cabinet
NSW

I'd second that. With brick veneer homes, it's the frame that provides the structural strength to the house as the roof sits on the frame,…

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kdgirl
Aug 19, 2011 4:22 pm
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
20 August 2011

Railway track beside Bluestone Estate Wyndham Vale

Railway track beside Bluestone Estate Wyndham Vale
VIC

Thanks for that info Sleven. Cant wait for yhe middle ring rd to start bring constructed as it takes at least 20 min just to get thru werribee and on the freeway in…

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Rudolf1980
Aug 20, 2011 7:21 am
Rudolf1980
Flatlined
Flatlined
21 August 2011

Skirting Boards - Why won't builders leave them off?

Skirting Boards - Why won't builders leave them off?
VIC

As long as its in writing I can't see why any builder would say no. I doubt any volume builder has strict rules regarding skirting so in most cases it probably depends on…

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Flatlined
Aug 21, 2011 12:21 am
Flatlined
Hels
Hels
21 August 2011

Our PD ILLOURA @ Tarneit

Our PD ILLOURA @ Tarneit
VIC

Hi, we built an Illoura33 (modified to 34.5 sq) in 2009 and after 2 years we still love it :D Got any pics to share of your build?

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Hels
Aug 21, 2011 11:47 am
Hels
Bindi77
Bindi77
21 August 2011

Lighting ideas

Lighting ideas
VIC

LOl i have no idea on the mirror keeping evil out ... or is it keeping it in lol ha ha ha We have a bath that is boxed in we have been going in and giving it a clean up…

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Bindi77
Aug 21, 2011 5:12 pm
CC101
CC101
22 August 2011

Insurance of own work to house under construction

Insurance of own work to house under construction

i asked so many insurance companies, but they all refused to insure.

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CC101
Aug 22, 2011 1:30 am
xanthrope
xanthrope
22 August 2011

Hydraulic Charged stormwater

Hydraulic Charged stormwater
NSW

Congrats - now that you have saved 3K, you can plan on spending it , perhaps on some landscaping ? Enjoy your build :)

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xanthrope
Aug 22, 2011 12:51 pm
xanthrope
smylee
smylee
22 August 2011

Building heron with CORAL HOMES on NSW far north coast...

Building heron with CORAL HOMES on NSW far north coast...
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Has your frame been delivered yet? Must be close to being framing time? :D - Sent from my mobile device ... please excuse the typing missed…

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smylee
Aug 22, 2011 1:02 pm
smylee
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
22 August 2011

Perth - Antenna installer rec's

Perth - Antenna installer rec's
WA

Wrexter, i found one.. as you would expect, consider it was OCtober last year :) Local Jim's guy. He was the cheapest (i rang about 5 different people/companies). He was…

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Oceanus2
Aug 22, 2011 7:01 pm
b0son
b0son
22 August 2011

A Big Double Storey coming up next to my humble home :(

A Big Double Storey coming up next to my humble home :(
VIC

THIS! We're building single storey, next door neighbour is two-storey. In winter, the shade…

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b0son
Aug 22, 2011 9:10 pm
Bam
Bam
22 August 2011

Clip under kitchen sink

Clip under kitchen sink

Is that under the sink?? Where's the substrate to support bench? From what I can see, because your missing the substrate, they've used packers to bulk it out

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Bam
Aug 22, 2011 9:56 pm
Bam
megnjane
megnjane
22 August 2011

Profine Construction - anyone build/work with them?

Profine Construction - anyone build/work with them?
VIC

Hello I was just wondering if anyone has recently built or is building with profine constructions? i would really love to hear from some one who has :D Thanks

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megnjane
Aug 22, 2011 10:30 pm
grom40
grom40
23 August 2011

Meeting the neighbours - what to ask?

Meeting the neighbours - what to ask?
NSW

My first meetings with my neighbours weren't quite so formal (we just met when we were at our blocks of land) but I did ask the usual questions about house type, when they…

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grom40
Aug 23, 2011 11:10 am
grom40
buildingwest
buildingwest
23 August 2011

Vicoria - finding a builder of classic and period style home

Vicoria - finding a builder of classic and period style home
VIC

Hi, Have you looked at Macquarrie homes? They are based in Bendigo and have a couple of display homes. I don't know much about them but they have some Victorian homes…

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buildingwest
Aug 23, 2011 1:42 pm
dreaman
dreaman
23 August 2011

demolition, asbestos = headache

demolition, asbestos = headache

Novo, are you in Sydney, if so who are you using, we also have a 60yr old home with asbestos that need a bulldozer to it.

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dreaman
Aug 23, 2011 3:23 pm
thebigbuild
thebigbuild
23 August 2011

Building with Places Homes. Anyone else having problems?

Building with Places Homes. Anyone else having problems?
VIC

Have had a look through your blog and would love to know where you are building? Hope it is not in our area!! Since we figure the quality of the house depends largely on…

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thebigbuild
Aug 23, 2011 4:46 pm
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
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:( 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

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