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Casa2
Casa2
10 January 2011

House under Construction used by builder as Display house??

House under Construction used by builder as Display house??
VIC

My builder showed several people through my house while it was under construction. I had no problem with it. Actually, probably made the builder try harder since they were…

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Casa2
Jan 10, 2011 9:26 pm
selina2106
selina2106
10 January 2011

AVJ - Anyone know the process

AVJ - Anyone know the process
NSW

We are also building with AVJ, started procedings in June and only went to council the week before xmas. Colour appt. was 16 weeks ago and it took them this long to get…

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selina2106
Jan 10, 2011 9:36 pm
tim the toolman
tim the toolman
11 January 2011

Homes Now- Hallbury Homes

Homes Now- Hallbury Homes

I used to be a Franchise Manager in a previous business before Hallbury joined NBG and can tell you - and I haven't caught up with the owner for quite a while - that he is…

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tim the toolman
Jan 11, 2011 8:23 am
jazzymac
jazzymac
11 January 2011

Help with external colours

Help with external colours
WA

Well I somehow stumbled upon the Colourbond site where they have an online visualiser. Think I may play with some colours and hopefully some decisions will be made :D

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jazzymac
Jan 11, 2011 9:38 pm
Pinchy
Pinchy
11 January 2011

New lower prices in 2011 - volume builders?

New lower prices in 2011 - volume builders?
VIC

Wow - i never saw the dining room like that? Will your kids not be eating at the same time? Maybe put doors on the Rumpus - this may make it feel more of a closed off…

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Pinchy
Jan 11, 2011 9:45 pm
Helyn
Helyn
12 January 2011

Initial deposit - refund conditions?

Initial deposit - refund conditions?

We did a house/land package in SA - paid the deposit of $2000 before land titled to stake our claim, as it were - then we went ahead with contract for house and were then…

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Helyn
Jan 12, 2011 8:00 am
Helyn
pedro.lyn.josh
pedro.lyn.josh
12 January 2011

Where can I see Classic Cream in Sutherland, NSW?

Where can I see Classic Cream in Sutherland, NSW?
NSW

There is a stratco on oak rd kirrawee opposite the bowling club

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pedro.lyn.josh
Jan 12, 2011 10:13 pm
pedro.lyn.josh
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
13 January 2011

Neighbour's Garage on Boundary Wall Leaking-Need Advice!

Neighbour's Garage on Boundary Wall Leaking-Need Advice!
VIC

Thanks Artisan, I will let our neighbour know. He is currently considering placing a ag pipe on our property.

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blessedpeople
Jan 12, 2011 11:08 pm
blessedpeople
tandytech
tandytech
13 January 2011

MVH Homeshare Codes

MVH Homeshare Codes
QLD

Just an FYI to those who use MVH. There is a brand new forum website for MVH, http://www.mvh-forums.com. The devs have said in chat that they will be responding to…

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tandytech
Jan 13, 2011 8:35 am
beck88
beck88
13 January 2011

P and J constructions?

P and J constructions?
VIC

In the process! But honestly do not have a bad word about them!!! Go to their cascade on Clyde rd display!!! Good…

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beck88
Jan 13, 2011 12:53 pm

We've had a few days off due to the floods in South East Queensland but South Side of Brisbane has been largely unaffected which has been fortunate for us. The weather has…

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kungfucamel
Jan 13, 2011 3:38 pm
springtime
springtime
13 January 2011

WE NEED ADVICE, PLEASE HELP!

WE NEED ADVICE, PLEASE HELP!
NSW

Hi Just Erin, The only thing they said was surface drainage, when I made further enquiries, I understood that's what they mean...the thing is anything extra they do there…

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springtime
Jan 13, 2011 3:39 pm
yarravillian
yarravillian
13 January 2011

Building a period home (Victorian) in Melbourne

Building a period home (Victorian) in Melbourne
VIC

I know this thread is years old, but if you are still registered, I'd love to hear how you went building your period home. I am currently thinking of doing the same in the…

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yarravillian
Jan 13, 2011 3:40 pm
BuildlingPerth
BuildlingPerth
13 January 2011

Which is better, Timber frame or Steel Frame ?

Which is better, Timber frame or Steel Frame ?
NSW

As an owner who's had both (timber and steel framed roof) I'd strongly recommend going the timber route. Why? (In my experience) - insulation and other things like roof…

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BuildlingPerth
Jan 13, 2011 6:40 pm
BuildlingPerth
Carmel
Carmel
13 January 2011

Our little corner of paradise: Keys Thursday, Moving Friday!

Our little corner of paradise: Keys Thursday, Moving Friday!
1, 2

Oh you are breaking my heart! Good luck with everything, and I hope it all turns out better than you could dream it. Carmel xo

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Carmel
Jan 13, 2011 7:51 pm
Carmel
selina2106
selina2106
13 January 2011

Building our Mirvac Granton in 2010

Building our Mirvac Granton in 2010
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Sorry Dannielle, I havn't been on here for a while... You're in, that's fantastic! Hope all is going well, would love to see some moved in pics :D Pregnancy is going well…

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selina2106
Jan 13, 2011 10:36 pm

Little update for anyone who's following... this weekend we descend into the depths of horsehair hell again to complete the strip of the old house (except for existing…

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Micklou
Jan 14, 2011 8:03 am
the_milesy
the_milesy
14 January 2011

Looking for floorplans similar to this! Recommendations pls

Looking for floorplans similar to this! Recommendations pls
WA

Head to some display villages. I'm sure I saw plenty of places that would suit your needs. Most builders would be happy to make minor adjustments to the house anyway. …

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the_milesy
Jan 14, 2011 8:23 am
bec1981
bec1981
14 January 2011

Lock up to completion - Help please??

Lock up to completion - Help please??
WA

Hubby spoke with the building supervisor yesterday and he said approx 8 weeks after tiling ("but don't hold me to that") lol. He also said that there is a delay with the…

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bec1981
Jan 14, 2011 10:56 am
the_milesy
the_milesy
14 January 2011

Building Timeline

Building Timeline
NSW

If your builder uses the HIA standard contract its Schedule 1 section 1. The builder is allowed to apply for extensions to the contact time for weather etc. But you…

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the_milesy
Jan 14, 2011 12:50 pm
khjat
khjat
15 January 2011

IXL Tastics vs. Other brands

IXL Tastics vs. Other brands

Glad to hear wertmezer. If we didn't want silver ones, we would have gone with those too as that is what our friend recommended and he has them also.

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khjat
Jan 15, 2011 11:58 am
khjat
handmick
handmick
14 January 2011

The Warwick's Henley Lexington Q1 993

The Warwick's Henley Lexington Q1 993
VIC

Hi David, How's your build progressing? We are on holiday in S.A so not really sure what is happening internally on ours....brickies put off bricks over chrissy cos HH…

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handmick
Jan 14, 2011 3:08 pm
handmick
Rebecca1983
Rebecca1983
14 January 2011

Rebecca1983 - the end is in sight!

Rebecca1983 - the end is in sight!
1, 2

It is getting close now!!!!! Patio went up over the Christmas break, will be in our new house in 4-6 weeks. No set date yet, but this is where we are up to -Completely…

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Rebecca1983
Jan 14, 2011 3:11 pm
taki
taki
14 January 2011

Site costs-extra cost for fill

Site costs-extra cost for fill

Hi all, Thank for replies, still no answer from the builder. The block is sloping 1700mm fron to back, but a little bit on a diagonal so need to balance it as well. Not…

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taki
Jan 14, 2011 4:12 pm
prov1xno1
prov1xno1
26 January 2011

Driveway concretor reference.

Driveway concretor reference.

i had my driveway done in exposed. there are a few driveways done around my area and they all look crap compared to mine. i had mine done by a bloke from ballarat. you…

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prov1xno1
Jan 26, 2011 8:04 am
Miss
Miss
14 January 2011

We get our key's on Thursday 16th of December

We get our key's on Thursday 16th of December
WA
1, 2, 3

Just bumping this up.... How's the painting going?

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Miss
Jan 14, 2011 9:50 pm
westy
westy
15 January 2011

Kazzbah61 switch home

Kazzbah61 switch home
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

How's the house going kazzbah? Hopefully it's all going well - give us Sw1tchers some hope! ::lol::

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westy
Jan 15, 2011 12:46 am
westy
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
15 January 2011

Water in my garage.

Water in my garage.
VIC

KW - Why not use a penetrating sealer ( siloxane/silane) to provide a water repellants sealer. DO NOT USE an acrylic membrane.

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onc_artisan
Jan 15, 2011 10:08 am
onc_artisan
just Erin
just Erin
15 January 2011

Getting settled in! A few bad pics!

Getting settled in! A few bad pics!

House looks lovely :) LOVE the colour scheme so far. Is that really your 2 y.o.s room? :shock: wow!!

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just Erin
Jan 15, 2011 3:10 pm
Dollar
Dollar
14 June 2011

Biff's Reno - Living/Dining (new) Revealed!

Biff's Reno - Living/Dining (new) Revealed!
1 ... 5, 6, 7

:: :: :: Biff Congratulations on what I call a beautifully constructed/renovated home. I love everything about it. Your home is now on top of my fave list on the forum. Well done!

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Dollar
Jun 14, 2011 8:55 pm
jessie87
jessie87
16 January 2011

The Majestic - Walk through 26-7-10

The Majestic - Walk through 26-7-10
SA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Its great to hear from you :) Your little girl is absolutely gorgeous :)

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jessie87
Jan 16, 2011 11:53 am
sezza
sezza
16 January 2011

Building Franklin - With Rossdale

Building Franklin - With Rossdale
SA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

thanks saoye. We are building at the moment. and render colours are doing my head in. we first selected pewter... and we HATE it. so we are getting the painter to…

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sezza
Jan 16, 2011 3:07 pm
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
16 January 2011

Boral Fossil or PGH Loam

Boral Fossil or PGH Loam
NSW

miles we are still waiting on land rego we are getting ready early on as we want to get building ASAP

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mecha-wombat
Jan 16, 2011 4:31 pm
mecha-wombat
emi18
emi18
16 January 2011

Advice needed (legal & personal experiences) - builder

Advice needed (legal & personal experiences) - builder
NSW

Can you call the council and check with them directly? You can probably get to speak with the person who is going to make the recommendation (or the…

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emi18
Jan 16, 2011 4:56 pm
sheznay
sheznay
16 January 2011

Only just starting our journey, looking for advise

Only just starting our journey, looking for advise
WA

your plans so far sound great! I would say to pick your builder before you pick your design. Comparing the specs etc. Going around the homes and comparing the 'specs'list…

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sheznay
Jan 16, 2011 8:53 pm
sheznay
Sierra
Sierra
17 January 2011

Painting render after handover .. ??

Painting render after handover .. ??
VIC

Chances are the builder will use acrylic rather than cement render. We had our house rendered after handover, 2 base coats plus a final colour coat over the top. The…

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Sierra
Jan 17, 2011 1:08 am
Sierra
Bam
Bam
17 January 2011

Expansion joints - Sealed?

Expansion joints - Sealed?
QLD
1, 2

:shock: :shock: :lol: Only for you..... :wink:

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Bam
Jan 17, 2011 8:19 am
Bam
mimi23
mimi23
17 January 2011

Porter Davis Timber Frame

Porter Davis Timber Frame
VIC

Hi Kathy&Ben, We built our first home with PD and we've never had any issues regarding the frame or anything else for that matter! In fact we were so happy that we're…

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mimi23
Jan 17, 2011 8:43 am
mimi23
Rizzo
Rizzo
17 January 2011

Awning Windows versus Sliding Windows????

Awning Windows versus Sliding Windows????
1, 2

Another thing to think about, a few people I know have moved into new homes and have the awning windows - even when fully wound out they open…

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Rizzo
Jan 17, 2011 4:06 pm
Spa Matz
Spa Matz
17 January 2011

Our Castle- Metro 51 -Been in for 4 weeks - photo overload!

Our Castle- Metro 51 -Been in for 4 weeks - photo overload!
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

You should be very proud of you home. :: Now for the upkeep. My 10 year maintenance is here awww.

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Spa Matz
Jan 17, 2011 11:14 am
themax
themax
17 January 2011

Our time to build

Our time to build
VIC

Welcome to H1 butterfly8. ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: Hope to watch your new home come alive. Good luck with choosing a builder.

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themax
Jan 17, 2011 7:03 pm
themax
Felistopher
Felistopher
18 January 2011

HELP- Retaining Walls- Law vs Folklore

HELP- Retaining Walls- Law vs Folklore
VIC

Hi Genna :) I can sympathise with how frustrated you must be! I'm not sure I know the correct answer to your question, but have you read this thread aswell?…

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Felistopher
Jan 18, 2011 2:36 pm
Felistopher
writermonkey
writermonkey
18 January 2011

The Pavillion - Celebration Homes

The Pavillion - Celebration Homes
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi everyone, I know it's been a while since our last post but we just wanted to let everyone know that we're on our way to owning our first home! Please have a look at…

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writermonkey
Jan 18, 2011 2:37 pm
writermonkey
bashworth
bashworth
18 January 2011

PRACTICAL COMPLETION INSPECTION - THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR?

PRACTICAL COMPLETION INSPECTION - THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR?

Here is a link to a post on my blog about Practical Completion Inspections. http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=193 regards Brian

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bashworth
Jan 18, 2011 3:34 pm
bashworth
bashworth
bashworth
18 January 2011

Advice for seeking quote

Advice for seeking quote
VIC

One thing the show houses standard inclusions is power points. We pretty much have always doubled the number of points and specified doubles at every location.

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bashworth
Jan 18, 2011 3:44 pm
bashworth
butterfly8
butterfly8
18 January 2011

Advice for seeking quote

Advice for seeking quote
VIC

Hi inverell, thank you. I think your right, it must be the contract list I'm looking for. I have checked out the link you sent and these are the sort of things I'm…

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butterfly8
Jan 18, 2011 5:41 pm
Bundyrum
Bundyrum
18 January 2011

Approximate Costs to Build in Warringah Council

Approximate Costs to Build in Warringah Council
NSW

Yeh your beaches are great .... If the blue bottles don't get the sharks will ! Happy swimming !

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Bundyrum
Jan 18, 2011 9:35 pm


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