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tigerandox
tigerandox
24 November 2010

Upgrading cornices, skirting and architraves

Upgrading cornices, skirting and architraves
VIC

Thanks Joles and 123Crystal for your replies... got tiles included in our promotion... Have decided, money better spent elsewhere :D

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tigerandox
Nov 24, 2010 7:15 pm
building1
building1
24 November 2010

Recommend a builder for the SE suburbs of Melbourne

Recommend a builder for the SE suburbs of Melbourne
VIC

Have you had a look at Waverley homes? They have a display I think at Lakeside (the new bit). We were close to signing with them, they are willing to change things around…

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building1
Nov 24, 2010 8:02 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
27 November 2010

My house: ALL MOVED IN! NEW PHOTOS!! YIPPEE

My house: ALL MOVED IN! NEW PHOTOS!! YIPPEE
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Your house is stunning!! We are just about to start with Coral homes. I was wanting to use darker colours in the living areas but was worried it would be too much. I am so…

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Tamara1975
Nov 27, 2010 11:16 am
sapsukker
sapsukker
27 November 2010

House Designer/Draftsman/Architect in Canberra

House Designer/Draftsman/Architect in Canberra
ACT

No havent chosen yet. Have had some good words said about Geoff Driscoll Architects and they are southside so leaning that way.

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sapsukker
Nov 27, 2010 2:28 pm
Echo
Echo
27 November 2010

duplex or a house... ?? owner builder ??

duplex or a house... ?? owner builder ??
NSW

Soor Mr Chook- councils / areas / builders and investors will all have a varying opinon on this. I just had to post cos of the name. mr chook - Priceless ::smile::

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Echo
Nov 27, 2010 7:53 pm
Echo
Sierra
Sierra
27 November 2010

Plumbing in slab for water point for fridge?

Plumbing in slab for water point for fridge?

there may also be a pipe (looks like a standard white PVC drain pipe) through the slab that links an island bench in the kitchen to a wall for services (ie. water/power). …

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Sierra
Nov 27, 2010 8:35 pm
Sierra
acrebuild1
acrebuild1
29 November 2010

latest update in the house plans **FINAL PLANS**

latest update in the house plans **FINAL PLANS**
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hey Jessica, Yes we deleted the standard rangehood - when it comes to doing your colours selections you can opt to get Beechwoood to extend the ducting out through the…

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acrebuild1
Nov 29, 2010 9:13 am
lot 306
lot 306
29 November 2010

Lot 820 at the range

Lot 820 at the range
VIC

hay, we are lot 306 and our land is supose to be settle in jan/feb to! we have gone with urban edge homes as they did what we wanted on our 300sqm block!

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lot 306
Nov 29, 2010 10:43 am
kel
kel
29 November 2010

Please Help! Is my site cost too much???

Please Help! Is my site cost too much???

3. Provide up to 60lm of bored concrete piers under the slab $5520 -- if the pier is 450mm by diameter, this is the sort of price we paid 6. Dropped edge beams to be…

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kel
Nov 29, 2010 10:17 pm
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
30 November 2010

My floor plans - which one do you think is better?

My floor plans - which one do you think is better?

I like revised A better. Ensuite bigger and the seperate main toilet.

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dragonflychic
Nov 30, 2010 11:03 am
Team PD
Team PD
30 November 2010

Help! Odd shaped block

Help! Odd shaped block
VIC

Hi MCW, It's good to see you're doing research on the forum. Have you had a chance to visit any display homes and chat to the sales staff to see what is possible? They…

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Team PD
Nov 30, 2010 11:36 am
Team PD
Nikki1987
Nikki1987
30 November 2010

Building with Affordable Living in Emerald Park

Building with Affordable Living in Emerald Park
WA

I am building with affordable living in Baldivis. My thread viewtopic.php?f=31&t=41391 I too am a first time builder. We have only just finished our pre start last week.…

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Nikki1987
Nov 30, 2010 12:00 pm
juliaw
juliaw
30 November 2010

Need a good Architectural Design..???

Need a good Architectural Design..???
NSW

Try the local "Archi Center" one in every state fantastic people and service 02 9411 1000 They have a web site as well www.archicenter.com.au We used them in Brisbane and…

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juliaw
Nov 30, 2010 4:26 pm
take2
take2
30 November 2010

Weatherboard Display Homes

Weatherboard Display Homes
VIC

My partner and I are going to be building our home in Weatherboard (Hardie Plank). Does anyone know of any display homes…

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take2
Nov 30, 2010 4:56 pm
take2
Lan
Lan
30 November 2010

Septic Choice - What did you choose?

Septic Choice - What did you choose?
NSW

Biolytix Installation - contact your own local plumber average $3000-$4000 Cost of system - $5352.00 for gravity drained system OR $6920.00 for pumped system Cost of…

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Lan
Nov 30, 2010 5:53 pm
wertmezer
wertmezer
30 November 2010

Botanic Ridge - Building our own design!

Botanic Ridge - Building our own design!
VIC

Where/how did you find them?? We are getting so confused and thinking maybe we should get a custom house but are worried about the cost.

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wertmezer
Nov 30, 2010 8:41 pm
just Erin
just Erin
1 December 2010

change from lot numbers to street numbers

change from lot numbers to street numbers
VIC

You can still keep your lot number displayed so…

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just Erin
Dec 01, 2010 7:15 am
new aussie
new aussie
1 December 2010

Butlers Pantry Sliding door help please

Butlers Pantry Sliding door help please
VIC

Need help pretty please...... We have a PD Hamilton 34 home with butlers pantry(the fridge is in the pantry) with a sliding door. I have a roman numeral clock that I would…

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new aussie
Dec 01, 2010 11:56 am
Crunchbone
Crunchbone
1 December 2010

Footpath damaged by builders

Footpath damaged by builders

I don't want to get ahead of myself... but... when building a house, is there anything better than getting a credit on…

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Crunchbone
Dec 01, 2010 1:35 pm
Hillcrest
Hillcrest
1 December 2010

"upside down" house

"upside down" house
1, 2

Hi, I just found your thread. We are considering the same issue, upstairs living to take advantage of views. This is not such an unusual thing in Queensland -…

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Hillcrest
Dec 01, 2010 1:47 pm
Hillcrest
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
1 December 2010

New to building, everything seems to need to be upgraded!

New to building, everything seems to need to be upgraded!
VIC

welcome to building, our house was over $50k above the base house price and we didnt have any problems with finance. It seems that builders cut back the price of the basic…

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Lunchtime
Dec 01, 2010 9:25 pm
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dons80
Dec 01, 2010 9:29 pm
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
2 December 2010

Calculating "building period"

Calculating "building period"

Bom only lists how much rain per day. .5 mm is still rain. So it depends on whether the builder will count that. Nothing in the contract states how much rain. So it could…

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Fernyhouse
Dec 02, 2010 7:51 am
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higherdestiny
Dec 02, 2010 12:56 pm
speedy
speedy
2 December 2010

Builder margin on council fees?

Builder margin on council fees?

The builder will be entitled to charge costs and margin on any work that they perform for you. Some of the margin you mentioned may also include insurance and other…

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speedy
Dec 02, 2010 5:06 pm
waylow
waylow
9 December 2010

those with Bi fold doors .....

those with Bi fold doors .....
1, 2

Adam, thanks for your post and I checked out the website. As we are interested in a 6 metre span, could you please give us an indication of cost…

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waylow
Dec 09, 2010 8:12 am
building1
building1
2 December 2010

Neighbours approval (umm what neighbours?)

Neighbours approval (umm what neighbours?)

So, December site start, it's now December so start already! They would, but the council have a very strange request, this is what we've been told via…

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building1
Dec 02, 2010 7:38 pm
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handmick
Dec 02, 2010 9:52 pm
handmick

Thanks Chippy, we are actually building in Melville. Have made a few phone calls to the relevant guy in the council, but had no response as yet from them. In the meantime,…

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avion
Dec 03, 2010 9:02 am
avion
jazzman
jazzman
3 December 2010

New home building with Simonds

New home building with Simonds
VIC

Hi gypsie We are building the Turin. We looked at the Atherton, too big for our block. The building envelope is the 4m restriction on our block from where the road is.…

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jazzman
Dec 03, 2010 9:44 pm
zozo
zozo
4 December 2010

Anyone planning to visit Beechwood display homes?

Anyone planning to visit Beechwood display homes?
NSW

It's a bit dark for my liking but I'm into big bright rooms rather than a cosy tv room.

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zozo
Dec 04, 2010 11:39 am
Dollar
Dollar
4 December 2010

Miniscreen Colourbond Fencing

Miniscreen Colourbond Fencing
NSW

it's also called mini orb. http://www.homeworxballarat.com.au/gall ... itemId=105 It's not cheap either. It's quite expensive for what we got quoted, access gate and…

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Dollar
Dec 04, 2010 2:19 pm
pamela2010
pamela2010
4 December 2010

Anyone built with "Ripponlea" Boral Bricks?

Anyone built with "Ripponlea" Boral Bricks?
1, 2

Hi We are building a house soon and we are looking at using rippponlea bricks. I could see in this forum that some of you have used this type of bricks. It would be…

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pamela2010
Dec 04, 2010 4:54 pm
mm77
mm77
6 December 2010

Garage wall height - Dispensation

Garage wall height - Dispensation
VIC

FYI - 150mm setback is classed as on the boundary or 'zero setback/clearance" as the 150mm is taken up by the guttering that hangs over the…

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mm77
Dec 06, 2010 3:34 pm
E1109
E1109
6 December 2010

Property Electrical Pole Placement

Property Electrical Pole Placement
NSW

The placement of the pole is dependent on the supply authorities rules in regards to cable span, height, size and material of pole and depth of pole in the ground. How…

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E1109
Dec 06, 2010 4:03 pm
E1109
Candylea
Candylea
6 December 2010

building permits how long?

building permits how long?
VIC

how long is a piece of string? every build is dif. councils are dif. depends how many are submitted, whether you have things that need looking into and so forth

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Candylea
Dec 06, 2010 4:09 pm
Candylea
mdzzj
mdzzj
6 December 2010

VCAT Query

VCAT Query
VIC

Hi Depending on the amount you want to claim the fees vary. If you go with VCAT Domestic Building list they can only get things fixed ie you will not be compensated. If…

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mdzzj
Dec 06, 2010 4:20 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
6 December 2010

Fairy Blues New Home - Front landscaping pics pg34

Fairy Blues New Home - Front landscaping pics pg34
VIC
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Hi Nerak, thanks for your comments. We did get the self cleaning system. It is well worth the extra money. There is no fiddling around to put a Kreepy Krawly in and…

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fairy blue
Dec 06, 2010 4:40 pm
fairy blue
KJ_and_AJ
KJ_and_AJ
6 December 2010

Building Fairhaven Homes Glenaire

Building Fairhaven Homes Glenaire
VIC

Hi CroStriker, WE have gone for fairly similar tones. Our bricks SHOULD be delivered in about 1 weeks time ("Pisachio"). I actually stopped by the display home Sunday…

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KJ_and_AJ
Dec 06, 2010 4:44 pm
suenmatt
suenmatt
6 December 2010

Building with Hepner Homes

Building with Hepner Homes
QLD

Hi cozzicane Im a little bit late on the reply....we built with Hepners recently (and so did our neighbours they were that impressed!) You mentioned 2 acres in Wamuran…

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suenmatt
Dec 06, 2010 9:39 pm
kpatch
kpatch
6 December 2010

SITE SUPERVISOR

SITE SUPERVISOR
VIC

its really draw of the card. if you get good SS or not mine is okay. i contact him before building start as i want to change tiles and he…

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kpatch
Dec 06, 2010 10:38 pm
joles
joles
7 December 2010

Ceiling Height

Ceiling Height
VIC

There is no doubt, high ceilings are gorgeous, make the place feel bigger and indeed help in summer. On the flip side, cost more to heat.…

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joles
Dec 07, 2010 8:52 am
joles
Team PD
Team PD
7 December 2010

soil test and survey

soil test and survey
VIC

Need help, I build my house with Porterdavis. Today I checked my 24/7 portal and found there was 3rd soil test and survey made. But in the…

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Team PD
Dec 07, 2010 9:50 am
Team PD
kdgirl
kdgirl
7 December 2010

Exterior Colours, Advice/Help Appreciated

Exterior Colours, Advice/Help Appreciated
WA

I'd go with the paperbark or Dune for the garage and match it to the downpipes and entrance door. That is just my personal preferance thoug

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kdgirl
Dec 07, 2010 12:10 pm
kb46
kb46
7 December 2010

Hillcrest build in Wavell Heights, Qld

Hillcrest build in Wavell Heights, Qld
QLD

If you like timber, go with timber. If you go tiles just to save money you be reminded every time you look at the deck for the next 20+ years! In the whole scheme of…

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kb46
Dec 07, 2010 1:42 pm
ESB
ESB
7 December 2010

HSTP and a smaller block ... anyone?

HSTP and a smaller block ... anyone?
QLD

I know this thread is a few months old but can i ask you the name of the 2nd Geotech you used because the one we're using is also very…

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ESB
Dec 07, 2010 9:23 pm
ESB
jbarry
jbarry
8 December 2010

Kazzbahs switch61 KEEYYYS some piccies

Kazzbahs switch61 KEEYYYS some piccies
WA

Hey Kazzbah It's look swish I must say. Loooovvvvvveeeee your kitchen - very swish. PCI went well today. Keys either late next week at a push otherwise it looks like…

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jbarry
Dec 08, 2010 12:13 am


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