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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 12:22 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 10:42 pm
khjat
tan39
tan39
29 July 2011

Anybody building at Coomera Waters or northern Gold Coast ??

Anybody building at Coomera Waters or northern Gold Coast ??
QLD

Hi upnorth, I have been reading your thread and you have a start date... that's great news. It will go up in a flash. You have a great floorplan... I started my own little…

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tan39
Jul 29, 2011 12:38 pm
NBEllington250E
NBEllington250E
29 July 2011

Our home so far, yes a photo.

Our home so far, yes a photo.
VIC

Many thanks regarding the photos. I am posting from my iPhone using the iPhone photobucket app, I will try using the laptop when I can. I can see my pics in my posts so…

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NBEllington250E
Jul 29, 2011 2:43 pm
Theresa
Theresa
29 July 2011

fencing SA

fencing SA
SA

Hi jessie, hope you're enjoying your new home :D We used Prestige Fencing at Para Hills West about 4 years ago to do a couple of gates and a bit of fencing and they seemed…

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Theresa
Jul 29, 2011 3:36 pm
Theresa
umehomes
umehomes
29 July 2011

Recommend good private inspector in Canberra ACT

Recommend good private inspector in Canberra ACT
ACT

Try one more time, anyone know good licensed certifier for private inspection for the framing stage in Canberra ACT?

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umehomes
Jul 29, 2011 10:17 pm
Daragang Magayon
Daragang Magayon
30 July 2011

casaview homes

casaview homes

By the looks of it, not a lot of people are building with Casaview. If you ended up building with them, can you please share your experience? What's their overall…

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Daragang Magayon
Jul 30, 2011 12:37 am
tstr1a
tstr1a
30 July 2011

3 phase electricity meter box

3 phase electricity meter box
NSW

Same the box is the standard size

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tstr1a
Jul 30, 2011 5:59 pm
wags
wags
30 July 2011

Harmony 13 or concerto

Harmony 13 or concerto
NSW

We are also building at The Ponds. We went with Allworth and are building the Harmony 13. We found the living area small so we made the lounge a movie room and the media…

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wags
Jul 30, 2011 7:46 pm
salandtrent
salandtrent
31 July 2011

Brick colours to match grey render! HELP :-)

Brick colours to match grey render! HELP :-)
VIC

Thanks Debra, your home looks gorgeous :: Great to get a visual of the blackwood bricks with the grey render. Ta :D

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salandtrent
Jul 31, 2011 8:01 am
sheringeorge7
sheringeorge7
31 July 2011

Burbank - Soho - Carlingford - My Experience

Burbank - Soho - Carlingford - My Experience
NSW

Hi Mate, Thanks for the reply. I was looking through the cost breakup and found $2,076 towards the Council and Regulatory Requirement. If you don't mind can you please…

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sheringeorge7
Jul 31, 2011 8:13 am
suh
suh
31 July 2011

PAINC ATTACK!! exterior colour!!! please help!!

PAINC ATTACK!! exterior colour!!! please help!!
QLD

I don't know what champagne looks like really. Can you post some pics of the colours.

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suh
Jul 31, 2011 10:37 am
suh
vincenx
vincenx
31 July 2011

James and Leahs New Home final Colour choices.

James and Leahs New Home final Colour choices.
NSW

Hi, we are about to finalize our plan with Clarendon and want to use the PGH haberfield brick. If you have any recent photos i'd appreciate having seeing them.

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vincenx
Jul 31, 2011 3:22 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
31 July 2011

Building a new home

Building a new home
VIC

From my experience our concrete piers got done then the internal plumbing then the slab and then the external plumbing

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kdgirl
Jul 31, 2011 3:40 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
31 July 2011

SS to check contractor work???

SS to check contractor work???
NSW

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it the SS job to check the tradies work before continuing to next stage? Ive just notice that our windows don't close…

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Victoria_g06
Jul 31, 2011 3:58 pm
Victoria_g06
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cheerupcharlie
Jul 31, 2011 4:40 pm
3bears
3bears
31 July 2011

build to lockup? will it put me in a straight jacket?

build to lockup? will it put me in a straight jacket?
WA

I have friends who have renoed or built to lock up and never quite finished. You works have to commit. Toy can save a bit on painting and stuff. Most kit home companies…

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3bears
Jul 31, 2011 5:41 pm
pace
pace
31 July 2011

Spring farm camden? anyone?

Spring farm camden? anyone?
NSW

Hi all, I promised an update when we got in, so we've been in for a little over a month now and are loving it! Have met some of our neighbours and they seem great. It's…

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pace
Jul 31, 2011 5:54 pm
bobbie
bobbie
31 July 2011

Neighbours and Fencing

Neighbours and Fencing
VIC

b0son - I dont think so. I'm guessing the owners of the blocks at the time the fence is constructed are liable for the costs.…

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bobbie
Jul 31, 2011 7:34 pm
bobbie
jnny123
jnny123
1 August 2011

National Builders - Buckingham

National Builders - Buckingham

Hi Tools, how is it going with your build? Any progress?

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jnny123
Aug 01, 2011 3:17 pm
stewstar
stewstar
2 August 2011

stewstar's build

stewstar's build
WA

final inspection tomorrow then the keys on Friday yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!111 finally out of the oldies house

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stewstar
Aug 02, 2011 8:45 am
stewstar
REfL3ct
REfL3ct
2 August 2011

Ginzy's Evolution From Burbank!!!

Ginzy's Evolution From Burbank!!!
VIC

hey ginz! and soon to be neighboor (if i am not mistaken you are across the road from me). your house is really going up quickly! very surprised at the speed of it…

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REfL3ct
Aug 02, 2011 11:02 am
a2zdes
a2zdes
2 August 2011

Plz Help PD team

Plz Help PD team
VIC

Hey i have speek to PD team and my consultant now and its all fix. happy to sign my contract on friday.

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a2zdes
Aug 02, 2011 11:42 am
Farley1964
Farley1964
2 August 2011

HAS ANYONE BUILT WITH D-STYLE HOMES OR GJ GARDNER

HAS ANYONE BUILT WITH D-STYLE HOMES OR GJ GARDNER
VIC

I've got to agree with the others. I built with Daniele D-Style Homes and wish I did not. To sum up the experience quickly: it was a nightmate. :(

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Farley1964
Aug 02, 2011 2:18 pm
Ezi4few
Ezi4few
2 August 2011

Re: One off plan WA - Post handover...

Re: One off plan WA - Post handover...
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

First the thank you's ---> ::kissed:: Ooops ... missed the big handover ... CONGRATULATIONS - HAPPY…

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Ezi4few
Aug 02, 2011 3:11 pm
Ezi4few
b0son
b0son
2 August 2011

Major Bricking problem..please help!!

Major Bricking problem..please help!!
VIC
1, 2

Unfortunately you sign off as having read every detail in plans and contracts so you're left with not much but to pay up if something goes…

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b0son
Aug 02, 2011 3:23 pm
planfan
planfan
2 August 2011

Our Pakenham house - a few photos

Our Pakenham house - a few photos
VIC

Just discovered your thread planfan. Love, love, love the kitchen splashback. I wish I was more adventurous but we went with colours that would go…

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planfan
Aug 02, 2011 5:05 pm
aman792
aman792
2 August 2011

Building AV Jennings - Galleria 210

Building AV Jennings - Galleria 210
NSW

Hey GSM, We also gonna build Galleria 210 capri facade. we are finalising the tender now. We are building at the ponds, nsw. I was just wondering if you can post any…

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aman792
Aug 02, 2011 9:18 pm
Jervisbay
Jervisbay
2 August 2011

Good licensed certifier in Canberra-Framing stage inspection

Good licensed certifier in Canberra-Framing stage inspection
ACT

Hi, You can visit Actpla in Dickson and request a list of licensed certifiers. Alternatively try this page http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/topics/hir ... ional/list where…

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Jervisbay
Aug 02, 2011 11:13 pm
jenx
jenx
3 August 2011

Tiling done. More pics

Tiling done. More pics
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

no we were only told…

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jenx
Aug 03, 2011 2:22 am
jenx
ddcmd_83
ddcmd_83
3 August 2011

Building The Voltaire With Clarendon Homes

Building The Voltaire With Clarendon Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Congratulation Logan! Glad you are enoying it will check out the pics now!

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ddcmd_83
Aug 03, 2011 1:35 pm
ddcmd_83
mary23
mary23
3 August 2011

HELP! Information wanted on relocatable/transportable homes!

HELP! Information wanted on relocatable/transportable homes!
VIC

forgot to add, that includes all light fittings etc which we upgraded a lot of our electrical also.all we need to do is flooring and aircon.all wiring etc is done already…

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mary23
Aug 03, 2011 3:08 pm
BrissyGal84
BrissyGal84
3 August 2011

Planation homes brisbane

Planation homes brisbane
QLD

Hi kch, I am just starting the process with Plantation, we are signing off on our New Home Proposal tomorrow then we have an appointment in a couple of weeks to sign the…

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BrissyGal84
Aug 03, 2011 5:40 pm
b0son
b0son
3 August 2011

excessive fram overhang?

excessive fram overhang?
NSW

we've been told the tolerance is 25mm. they've already started bricking up the offending wall. we've taken pics just in case, but at this stage, builder is saying its fine...

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b0son
Aug 03, 2011 8:34 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
3 August 2011

concrete base for rainwater tank

concrete base for rainwater tank
NSW

For the record I was answering your question re: shouldn't the builder have known it was going to be an issue, rather than trying to imply you had dropped the ball - just…

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cmhamilton
Aug 03, 2011 9:43 pm
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theanonyuser
Aug 03, 2011 9:44 pm
avion
avion
4 August 2011

Plumbing pipework materials

Plumbing pipework materials
WA

Can anyone recommend specific products for lagging PEX pipes in brickwork and in a roof-space? Our pipes are installed in grooves chased into the internal leaf of our…

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avion
Aug 04, 2011 1:17 pm
avion
lachjor
lachjor
4 August 2011

UPDATE: Delay with developers fencing & landscaping package

UPDATE: Delay with developers fencing & landscaping package

Another update! We took our developer to court, It's been a long, slow process. We have a court order in place to be paid for the works to be completed. He's paid approx…

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lachjor
Aug 04, 2011 3:10 pm
lachjor
lachjor
lachjor
4 August 2011

Fencing and Landscaping Package Issues

Fencing and Landscaping Package Issues
WA

I am in no way qualified to give legal advice, but I would suggest writing a letter outlining the issues - you paid $x amount for land on x date, with a contract stating…

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lachjor
Aug 04, 2011 4:00 pm
lachjor
docker_rob
docker_rob
4 August 2011

Provisional Costs - Tile Laying

Provisional Costs - Tile Laying

Provisional Costs or Provisional sums are "just in case" costs. You are legally allowed to request to see invoices for all work listed in the provisional cost area of a…

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docker_rob
Aug 04, 2011 9:40 pm
docker_rob
docker_rob
docker_rob
4 August 2011

HIA building contract

HIA building contract
QLD

If on the plans and it has been signed off and accepted by you. Then that is what must be built unless you agree otherwise in writing and sign of on an amendment. If they…

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docker_rob
Aug 04, 2011 9:49 pm
docker_rob
Phillshz
Phillshz
5 August 2011

Frame up 1 day after the slab was poured

Frame up 1 day after the slab was poured

My slab was poured at 7am and we were walking on it at 5pm(and my sister had heels on!) The frame whilst heavy due to the amount of wood involved,is light compared to…

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Phillshz
Aug 05, 2011 7:55 am
normette
normette
5 August 2011

Double Glazed Stacker Doors

Double Glazed Stacker Doors
NSW

Thanks Knowledgeable Ones. I'll be having a close look when they arrive. Thanks for the tip,

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normette
Aug 05, 2011 10:00 am
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
5 August 2011

Anybody Built With Coral Homes In Toowoomba

Anybody Built With Coral Homes In Toowoomba
QLD

We are nearing the end of our build with Coral Homes. We have been happy with them so far. We changed a lot from the original plan, but one thing I did like is that they…

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Tamara1975
Aug 05, 2011 11:08 am
stinomus
stinomus
5 August 2011

last minute thoughts on building

last minute thoughts on building
NSW

The soil tests would be done so i would assume those wouldn't need to be done again but the site survey would have taken into account the house footprint, whilst a lot of…

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stinomus
Aug 05, 2011 2:38 pm
~Nic~
~Nic~
5 August 2011

Light and fan installation cost

Light and fan installation cost
NSW

Not sure what the average is, but our electrician charged $40.15 for a standard bayonet fitting, and then charged $18.15 to install owner supplied light fittings and…

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~Nic~
Aug 05, 2011 8:07 pm
~Nic~
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
6 August 2011

Contract arrived today.....

Contract arrived today.....
NSW

Thanks very much for the replies, much appreciated ::smile:: In terms of negotiating things like the build time, and late compensation payment (which is…

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cmhamilton
Aug 06, 2011 8:51 am
housemouse
housemouse
6 August 2011

Experience with Cavalier homes

Experience with Cavalier homes
VIC

It depends which office you choose as they are all franchised so each business owner is different. I have been building my home through the Lyndhurst office (eastern…

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housemouse
Aug 06, 2011 10:01 am
ESB
ESB
6 August 2011

Building a Coral Hamilton 278 - McKeachies Run

Building a Coral Hamilton 278 - McKeachies Run
NSW
1, 2, 3

How's everything going Debba-m? Hopefully you are in your gorgeous new home by now!

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ESB
Aug 06, 2011 10:23 am
ESB

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