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SuzanneW
SuzanneW
26 March 2011

Building Our Family Home - C*llier Progress Pics

Building Our Family Home - C*llier Progress Pics
WA
1, 2

Thanks tinkster. So far it is a steady pace, every weekend something new to see, so far so good.

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SuzanneW
Mar 26, 2011 10:02 pm
cherub
cherub
27 March 2011

Defective lumber in house frame

Defective lumber in house frame

Don't stress, Timber is graded to code. Defects are acceptable to certain levels and don't affect it's strength. If it was exposed it would be more an aesthetic problem

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cherub
Mar 27, 2011 7:39 am
Lex
Lex
27 March 2011

white paint turned yellow builder to repaint all

white paint turned yellow builder to repaint all

kavother, have you asked them what paint type they used? If they used OIL based paint (and not acrylic (water)), then it's all that there is to…

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Lex
Mar 27, 2011 10:19 am
Lex
Phillshz
Phillshz
27 March 2011

New Home telephone connection..is it only Telstra ?

New Home telephone connection..is it only Telstra ?
NSW

ok so they spent 10mins at your place...... not factoring in the other time they spent at the pits, pilars and the exchange to get it all…

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Phillshz
Mar 27, 2011 2:57 pm
dimo
dimo
27 March 2011

Panel lift doors??

Panel lift doors??
VIC

So, just trying to guage what is a popular panel lift door profile? Any pics of your doors would be good thanks Katrina

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dimo
Mar 27, 2011 4:24 pm
razbolch
razbolch
27 March 2011

Double Storey or Single Storey

Double Storey or Single Storey
1, 2

Very interesting topic and I guess it comes down to individual choice and need. Having lived in double storey homes in the UK, which are the norm unless you're old or…

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razbolch
Mar 27, 2011 7:24 pm
coolbbb
coolbbb
27 March 2011

Multi dwelling homes on one property

Multi dwelling homes on one property
VIC

Here are some builders I know doing multi-dewellings, but it's not recommanded: Metricon, National builder group, clarenden, Hometec I have talked with their sales…

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coolbbb
Mar 27, 2011 9:43 pm
mistymoo09
mistymoo09
28 March 2011

M & D's Stamford - LOCKED OUT!

M & D's Stamford - LOCKED OUT!
VIC

We are officially locked out :) On Friday we met with our builder and did a walk through. There were a couple of concerns with some things... The bricks on the garage wall…

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mistymoo09
Mar 28, 2011 9:36 am
duke
duke
28 March 2011

SnowyOwl: Building with DAH, South of the River. WA

SnowyOwl: Building with DAH, South of the River. WA
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

How are we SO. Hope everything still churning along.

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duke
Mar 28, 2011 11:55 am
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crtx
Mar 28, 2011 2:13 pm
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
28 March 2011

Can anyone recomend a A1 building inspector west side of Mel

Can anyone recomend a A1 building inspector west side of Mel
VIC

Hi there, we are due to have pci mid april and am looking for a good thorough building inpector to do my inspection. Any recommendations for the West side of Melbourne???…

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Rudolf1980
Mar 28, 2011 2:14 pm
Rudolf1980
wildorchid
wildorchid
28 March 2011

The Entertainer : by Dechellis

The Entertainer : by Dechellis
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

very nice. i think we are going mouse. i prefer the darker shade in the wild orchid display, but apparently you need 1 more coat than standard, dont know how much that will cost!

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wildorchid
Mar 28, 2011 3:02 pm
n&n02
n&n02
28 March 2011

Rendering after handover.... easy?

Rendering after handover.... easy?

Mrs P, we rendered the front of our house after handover and then the builders returned to paint it (long story). The only thing required was the renderers removed the…

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n&n02
Mar 28, 2011 8:34 pm

Did some painting today and had my creative juices flowing.…

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kpatch
Mar 28, 2011 8:55 pm
srichz
srichz
28 March 2011

cornices_a variation?

cornices_a variation?
WA

thanks everyone!! I'm a little bit excited for I got my Pre-Start kit today and so far since I've got home, I've been looking through every page and website for all the…

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srichz
Mar 28, 2011 10:02 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
28 March 2011

Imposing penalties on builders

Imposing penalties on builders
QLD

Penalty clauses are illegal...I'll point you to a thread were I posted about this rather than restating.

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to_do_list
Mar 28, 2011 11:00 pm
to_do_list
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
29 March 2011

Eden Brae Garage Door Openers

Eden Brae Garage Door Openers
NSW

We've been in 6 months, and ours is a BOSS unit too

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joannapaulp
Mar 29, 2011 8:53 am
pixie1
pixie1
29 March 2011

Tullipan home

Tullipan home
NSW

We are in only in at council at the moment. So far so good.Tullipan homes have been thoughrouly professional have great communication all of the way, we have known exactly…

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pixie1
Mar 29, 2011 9:41 am
grom40
grom40
29 March 2011

Simonds Homes

Simonds Homes
VIC
1, 2, 3

I can sympathise somewhat Cream (although thankfully my home hasn't been damaged like yours) I handed in my "3 month maintenance" checklist over a month ago; received a…

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grom40
Mar 29, 2011 10:56 am
grom40
sarat
sarat
29 March 2011

Pole home/high set building on Sunshine Coast

Pole home/high set building on Sunshine Coast
QLD

Hi, We have half an acre of steep(ish) land, and are looking for a local builder or 'honest' project builder (sunshine coast or nearby), who can build a decent 240m2…

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sarat
Mar 29, 2011 1:42 pm
Broom
Broom
29 March 2011

Considering Dechellis, advice needed!

Considering Dechellis, advice needed!
SA

It's not really the broker himself that has been a pain, it's more the process I think. The builder's quote had a couple of things wrong due to misreading the plans & had…

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Broom
Mar 29, 2011 2:31 pm
Broom
srinster
srinster
29 March 2011

Brivis Ducted heating & Add-on Cooling

Brivis Ducted heating & Add-on Cooling
VIC

Thanks Mel and B Star for the thoughts ....much appreciated

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srinster
Mar 29, 2011 5:11 pm
wertmezer
wertmezer
29 March 2011

STAMP DUTY - Principal place of residence question

STAMP DUTY - Principal place of residence question
VIC

We are first home buyers too and we paid stamp duty, but got the concession! You still have to pay but then they will give us the FHOG. Crazy really!

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wertmezer
Mar 29, 2011 9:15 pm
CA3105
CA3105
29 March 2011

Change to standard inclusions - HELP!!!!

Change to standard inclusions - HELP!!!!
VIC

Definitely a tricky one... Did you sign the specification list at any point? If they haven't got you to sign one, they can change any items up until you either sign the…

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CA3105
Mar 29, 2011 9:45 pm
Linda232323
Linda232323
29 March 2011

How/ what exactly is soil removal..

How/ what exactly is soil removal..
SA

It should nt affect your slab being put down unless you have a tight block with minimal access. I think builders prefer the soil moved within a couple of days as it gives…

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Linda232323
Mar 29, 2011 10:19 pm
maddie
maddie
29 March 2011

What can $500K build?

What can $500K build?
NSW
1, 2

Hi, I'm building a similar house to the one's you like through a project builder (Nirvana Park). 43sq total (27 living, large 3 car garage and verandahs all around) for…

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maddie
Mar 29, 2011 10:20 pm
Upnorth
Upnorth
30 March 2011

New to the forum and Building at Coomera Springs, Gold Coast

New to the forum and Building at Coomera Springs, Gold Coast

Sorry to drag up an old thread but we are soon building in Coomera Retreat just around the corner. Do you have anything to do with the primary school there? How do you…

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Upnorth
Mar 30, 2011 8:56 am
acrebuild1
acrebuild1
30 March 2011

A quick question for those who have dealt with Costas Electr

A quick question for those who have dealt with Costas Electr

thanks for that Kathy, would love to see some more photos we were going to have the lounge where your dining table is on one switch, the kitchen on another switch and in…

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acrebuild1
Mar 30, 2011 1:47 pm
uncle tonksy
uncle tonksy
30 March 2011

Building with Regency Living or Alto Homes

Building with Regency Living or Alto Homes
WA

thanks for the DL! we have already decided to go with another builder and are almost finished. Did you have a bad experience? we had a chat to the sales rep and then never…

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uncle tonksy
Mar 30, 2011 6:05 pm
uncle tonksy
dimo
dimo
30 March 2011

Totally new to the forum & getting ready to build first home

Totally new to the forum & getting ready to build first home
NSW

Welcome to the site. I am new around here as well and we are just about to started building (contract signing stage) Congrats on deciding to take on some of the work…

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dimo
Mar 30, 2011 7:01 pm
Zinnober
Zinnober
30 March 2011

WHAT DID YOUR PRIVATE INSPECTOR DETECT (PRE COMPLETION)

WHAT DID YOUR PRIVATE INSPECTOR DETECT (PRE COMPLETION)
VIC

Thanks bashworth, this is where I got my basic list from. Without going into detail, at the moment it's either food and petrol, or an inspection ::frown:: I'm pretty switched…

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Zinnober
Mar 30, 2011 9:23 pm
wildorchid
wildorchid
30 March 2011

HELP!!! Building in Golden Grove's "The Settlement"- advice

HELP!!! Building in Golden Grove's "The Settlement"- advice
SA

We are a few blocks down from you, we also talk to others that already building on Tuscan and have not heard of any rock. Our builders engineer report was better than the…

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wildorchid
Mar 30, 2011 10:14 pm
Mrs P
Mrs P
30 March 2011

Shower membrane peeling?

Shower membrane peeling?

spray = sealing the doors I guess? ss said the concrete wasn't cleaned properly so it didnt stick he is getting waterproof man out again :)

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Mrs P
Mar 30, 2011 10:37 pm

Hopefully they've improved their paperwork process in their shiny new office! It's been maybe 8-10 months and no major problems so far. Things I've noticed: * cracks on…

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tuned86
Mar 31, 2011 9:00 am
chippy
chippy
31 March 2011

Anyone built with Scyon Matrix Cladding

Anyone built with Scyon Matrix Cladding

Don, the S/S C brads have a very small head. You can just make out the heads on the picture I posted and I used ND brads that have a head about twice the size of C brads…

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chippy
Mar 31, 2011 10:08 am
chippy
Deemaree
Deemaree
31 March 2011

Drinking water options when mains connection not available

Drinking water options when mains connection not available
VIC

MIsty, we moved into our place on an acre last Christmas Eve. We are on septic and tankwater. The tankwater is fantastic and we also have an inbuilt filter tap in the…

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Deemaree
Mar 31, 2011 10:08 am
Deemaree
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
31 March 2011

Any tips for looking at a just built house?

Any tips for looking at a just built house?

Just look at the finish of different things like paint, joins in cabinetry, etc... Look for gaps around doors and windows and have a look to see if there are big…

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chrisandkate
Mar 31, 2011 11:18 am
Excited to Build
Excited to Build
31 March 2011

What should I ask the builder before signing a contract?

What should I ask the builder before signing a contract?
SA

I would add 20% to your current quote as everything costs more come pre start! ;)

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Excited to Build
Mar 31, 2011 1:14 pm
scottwill
scottwill
31 March 2011

Builder selection for custom house design

Builder selection for custom house design
WA

Thanks bashworth Have recently found some standard plans that could be modified to suit, its just a matter of determining the cost involved in modifying the…

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scottwill
Mar 31, 2011 3:39 pm
scottwill
bashworth
bashworth
31 March 2011

change roof materials, has to change engineer Computations?

change roof materials, has to change engineer Computations?

As the overall load from the roof has changed there may be a major redesign design of the whole structure, although its unlikely. I would think…

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bashworth
Mar 31, 2011 3:42 pm
bashworth
TamK
TamK
31 March 2011

(WA) BCJ 1st Build. Perth Impressions - Aspire With Plan!

(WA) BCJ 1st Build. Perth Impressions - Aspire With Plan!
WA
1, 2

Just a quick update. For main living, however... Solid Bamboo from Bamboozle is affordable, but a PAIN to lay. Click lock is possibly not as durable,…

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TamK
Mar 31, 2011 3:49 pm
langeo
langeo
31 March 2011

Building/Owning my first home with Allworth Homes

Building/Owning my first home with Allworth Homes
NSW

We doing a knock down rebuild in Fairfield council area.

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langeo
Mar 31, 2011 8:57 pm
Casa2
Casa2
1 April 2011

Any experience with Gremmo Homes in Sydney

Any experience with Gremmo Homes in Sydney
NSW

I went to Gremmo Homes with a design and didn't go ahead. I must be one of the 1% :) I was careful not hand over any money. I wanted a quote for my design. The price was…

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Casa2
Apr 01, 2011 8:57 am
sleven
sleven
1 April 2011

Wizards castle - PD Francis 29 – Half a step forward

Wizards castle - PD Francis 29 – Half a step forward
VIC
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Hi there Wizard. I'm so sorry to hear that you're going through a rough patch. When I read your post I sat here thinking... WOW is this guy documenting our life!!! It…

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sleven
Apr 01, 2011 10:58 am
sleven
LednCoise
LednCoise
1 April 2011

Fencing and Driveways in western Sydney

Fencing and Driveways in western Sydney
NSW

Hi Everyone My fiancee and I are in the process of getting our first home built and we were just wondering if anyone has any good contacts in regards to Fencing Companies…

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LednCoise
Apr 01, 2011 11:13 am
MattnVal
MattnVal
1 April 2011

Townhouse delays in Chipping Norton... call out!!

Townhouse delays in Chipping Norton... call out!!
NSW

Hmmm just to clarify, the builders i speak about taking all this time is NOT Cl@rendon.... Was just saying we started looking around because of the townhouse builder…

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MattnVal
Apr 01, 2011 11:24 am
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Mclaren
Apr 01, 2011 11:57 am
Mclaren


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