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razydog
razydog
22 February 2011

Anyone built with Cavalier homes in Qld?

Anyone built with Cavalier homes in Qld?
QLD

I know this is an old post...BUT DO NOT DO IT! Everything was so professional until the contract was signed, then it has just continued to go downhill.

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razydog
Feb 22, 2011 2:29 pm
adgn
adgn
22 February 2011

Building a house at Spring Farm

Building a house at Spring Farm
NSW

Congrats! When can you build?

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adgn
Feb 22, 2011 5:49 pm
Michelle
Michelle
22 February 2011

Colour Help Sorted Please!!!!!

Colour Help Sorted Please!!!!!

Since my original post I have been thinking maybe Dune should be the render colour and a lighter colour on the boards at the front,…

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Michelle
Feb 22, 2011 5:58 pm
Michelle
melting
melting
22 February 2011

Need help with who to build a 2-story house

Need help with who to build a 2-story house
WA

Thanks for the information, I will receive a quote off them I have recieved a quote from APG but i didnt know any other builders in…

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melting
Feb 22, 2011 11:45 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
23 February 2011

Knockdown Rebuild - Deciding and what you need to know..

Knockdown Rebuild - Deciding and what you need to know..
NSW

Mine said he could, but it would cost much more. Oh and by the way kbreboot, I'm just going to assume your name is Chris and you actually live in Victoria as your story…

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chrisandkate
Feb 23, 2011 1:08 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
23 February 2011

PCV not conducted??!

PCV not conducted??!
ACT

Perhaps a discounted (read as FREE) upgrade to in wall batts of 1.5 or 2.5 may be in order?

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chrisandkate
Feb 23, 2011 1:26 pm
Carolleigh
Carolleigh
23 February 2011

Building with Clarendon - Kenthurst / Kentville?

Building with Clarendon - Kenthurst / Kentville?
NSW

Oh - I also just wanted to ask how smoothly the process went for those of you building with Cl@rendon went.

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Carolleigh
Feb 23, 2011 2:04 pm
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Zinnober
Feb 23, 2011 8:44 pm
Bagheera
Bagheera
24 February 2011

Downlights supply and install cost - Perth Area

Downlights supply and install cost - Perth Area
WA

We have a friend supply and install for $60ea. But having enough trouble getting him to get time to do ours as he works for someone during…

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Bagheera
Feb 24, 2011 12:16 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
24 February 2011

How much extra did you pay on your fixed price contract?

How much extra did you pay on your fixed price contract?
VIC

Thanks for the replies. Is it normal to see so many conditions and exceptions in a "fixed price" contract? It's a "HIA New Homes Contract" if…

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Mclaren
Feb 24, 2011 9:35 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
Mclaren
24 February 2011

Rubble Driveway when building

Rubble Driveway when building
SA

Wow - $150 sounds much better!

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Mclaren
Feb 24, 2011 11:29 am
Mclaren
BCJ
BCJ
24 February 2011

Require some guidance - garage opening to side of house

Require some guidance - garage opening to side of house
WA

I don't THINK we will have to reverse a car out each time. As we have extended the Garage to be 600 wider, and we also own 2 small cars (Carolla, and Getz) so we should…

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BCJ
Feb 24, 2011 5:56 pm
BCJ
take2
take2
24 February 2011

Invisigard

Invisigard

Had crimsafe in previous house, Invisigard in this, can't tell the difference. Its all really just a deterrent. Cheers Lou

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take2
Feb 24, 2011 6:59 pm
take2
higherdestiny
higherdestiny
24 February 2011

External Colour Selections in a Hurry - Please HELP!

External Colour Selections in a Hurry - Please HELP!
SA

Seems to me you've got most of it figured out already :) I think if you're aiming for the colours in the picture, then the surfmist garage should be OK :) Keep the garage…

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higherdestiny
Feb 24, 2011 8:38 pm
sheznay
sheznay
24 February 2011

Elect Bills.

Elect Bills.
WA

yes apparently it's ours. I didn't even think about it until they asked for the account numbers. I think the funny thing, is I pay a disconnection fee and then a…

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sheznay
Feb 24, 2011 8:55 pm
sheznay
gabbybuild10
gabbybuild10
24 February 2011

builders have changed siteworks - what do i do??

builders have changed siteworks - what do i do??
WA

there is also a slope to the build area of maybe 900mm. originally the sales guy said that you have to build up x amount of height above the higest peak of rock, so how…

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gabbybuild10
Feb 24, 2011 11:29 pm
building1
building1
24 February 2011

Any good display homes/village to visit in Melb?!

Any good display homes/village to visit in Melb?!
VIC

Hi Just wondering if anyone can give me an update on display homes in melbourne? I'm from the country and planning a day trip. Would love to visit…

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building1
Feb 24, 2011 11:46 pm
donR
donR
25 February 2011

About Wall Cavities and Flashings in Brick-Veneer

About Wall Cavities and Flashings in Brick-Veneer
NSW

Not sure, I think he has never put sarking/tyvek on brick veneer walls, only with 1st floor cladding. Though he now tells me the brick layers don't have a problem with it,…

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donR
Feb 25, 2011 9:34 am

Slowly getting there?

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shonzilla
Feb 25, 2011 2:02 pm
shonzilla
Mclaren
Mclaren
25 February 2011

Removal of soil - costs

Removal of soil - costs
SA

We got the job done by the chap who did the trenches - $1000 cash!! :z: Gotta be happy with that!

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Mclaren
Feb 25, 2011 3:48 pm
Mclaren
King willy
King willy
25 February 2011

Pre mix render & waterproof additives ???????

Pre mix render & waterproof additives ???????
VIC

Hi all Im intending rendering the single skin wall in my garage. I got boscot pre mix render (just add water). Because Ive had water coming in through the wall I want to…

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King willy
Feb 25, 2011 8:14 pm
King willy
evelyng
evelyng
26 February 2011

Modified Sorrento - Dechellis Homes

Modified Sorrento - Dechellis Homes
SA
1, 2

Hellooooooooooo ? Anybody there ?

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evelyng
Feb 26, 2011 12:03 pm
evelyng
Titch101
Titch101
26 February 2011

porter davis upgrades & Options

porter davis upgrades & Options
VIC

I can only help on a couple of things: We got a drain in put in the centre of our Alfresco so it can be hosed down easily - $85 I imagine it would be the same or cheaper…

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Titch101
Feb 26, 2011 3:35 pm
Bekants
Bekants
26 February 2011

STAINLESS STEEL TANK SUPPLIER IN PERTH

STAINLESS STEEL TANK SUPPLIER IN PERTH
WA

Hi Toby - after doing my research I feel it will be better healthwise and superior quality option. Know of anyone?

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Bekants
Feb 26, 2011 6:52 pm
just Erin
just Erin
26 February 2011

Choosing a builder in Doreen (Melbourne) HELLPP

Choosing a builder in Doreen (Melbourne) HELLPP
VIC

as themoglin mentioned above, check out that display. BH Developments have awesome split level plans

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just Erin
Feb 26, 2011 9:02 pm
just Erin
mapcalla
mapcalla
26 February 2011

free 3d program for drawing house plans

free 3d program for drawing house plans
WA

I came across this free 3D house plan program.... having so much fun with it drawing up different house plans! I am trying to keep my mind occupied until we save our…

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mapcalla
Feb 26, 2011 9:30 pm

Bricks Ahoy! Rest of the photos are here:…

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NickAndLauren
Feb 27, 2011 1:12 am
Not So Good
Not So Good
27 February 2011

Building a new house with SIMONDS

Building a new house with SIMONDS
VIC

Hello Miss Piggy and others. Further update. Simonds has been dealing with issues I have faced which I am happy about, but I have had to stay on top of things. Miss…

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Not So Good
Feb 27, 2011 10:37 am
brom
brom
27 February 2011

Installing/organising an electricity supply pit

Installing/organising an electricity supply pit
VIC

Thnaks irkj, that's really helpful. For some reason I had a figure of $3k in my head, so it's nice to hear it might be less. Guess who's going out to measure the…

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brom
Feb 27, 2011 7:44 pm
carlswil
carlswil
28 February 2011

First Home owners Grant and bonus Victoria will it continue?

First Home owners Grant and bonus Victoria will it continue?
VIC

They probably won't announce that until it is almost due to run out. They will probably hope for a last minute rush on contract signings before it runs out in June. They…

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carlswil
Feb 28, 2011 9:46 am
priyamahesh
priyamahesh
28 February 2011

Metr!con Nolan: New roller blinds = awful smell??

Metr!con Nolan: New roller blinds = awful smell??
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi, We are thinking of building the Nolan 45 as a knockdown and rebuild in the whitehorse council. Could someone let me know what I should be adding approximately to the…

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priyamahesh
Feb 28, 2011 12:17 pm
MelNRob
MelNRob
28 February 2011

Site Costs Query

Site Costs Query
QLD

I'm so glad we weren't the only ones with the jaw drop Peas :)

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MelNRob
Feb 28, 2011 3:47 pm
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
28 February 2011

Building in bushfire prone area

Building in bushfire prone area

Building costs range from an extra $20k - $60k depending on what risk (BAL) rating your house is given. My BAL29 house has to have toughened glass windows, no timber…

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cookie_monster
Feb 28, 2011 3:58 pm
Firdause B'Kamdin
Firdause B'Kamdin
28 February 2011

Locus' build - The Floreat (SPH) - Lawn!

Locus' build - The Floreat (SPH) - Lawn!
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hi Locus, The frontage of the house looks awesome ! Good on You ! Hope you are settling well in the new house.... Regards Fred

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Firdause B'Kamdin
Feb 28, 2011 6:57 pm
Steveo
Steveo
28 February 2011

Plastering Eaves

Plastering Eaves
VIC

thanks Bashworth and Bstar, I must admit that although I expected to pay a variation I wasn't expecting the answers ::smile:: I think for the sake of sanity iin the future the…

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Steveo
Feb 28, 2011 7:56 pm
Steveo
rramesh
rramesh
28 February 2011

Neighbours builder nightmare!!!

Neighbours builder nightmare!!!

This was good advice called my Estate and the developer was pretty helpful gave me instructions on what needs to be done. I then called the council and reported the matter…

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rramesh
Feb 28, 2011 8:09 pm
Machiars
Machiars
28 February 2011

Delay's Doreen, Mernda and South Morang?

Delay's Doreen, Mernda and South Morang?
VIC

Blues there are a few in the same boat in your area. I know of 3 or 4 houses adjacent to ours that have been waiting a similar time frame. Hope you're in soon. It can be…

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Machiars
Feb 28, 2011 11:15 pm
Machiars
gogo65
gogo65
1 March 2011

Custom Build 101 - a few basic questions (Sydney)

Custom Build 101 - a few basic questions (Sydney)
NSW

Good luck budgnbear, Hope everything goes well with Zac Homes, we should have a basic design form right build today or tomorrow, really interested in what they come up…

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gogo65
Mar 01, 2011 9:23 am
gogo65
just Erin
just Erin
1 March 2011

house setbacks are wrong

house setbacks are wrong
WA

Beat me to it donuts :D I was going to say, tinka please let us know who you go

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just Erin
Mar 01, 2011 10:57 am
just Erin
Koala_kate
Koala_kate
1 March 2011

Building Liberty 42 by Met&con, Melbourne

Building Liberty 42 by Met&con, Melbourne
VIC

There are plenty of Liberty threads with pics....like this one in particular....hope this helps.

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Koala_kate
Mar 01, 2011 1:22 pm
Cabnur9
Cabnur9
1 March 2011

Bamboo Fencing/Screening...

Bamboo Fencing/Screening...

Thanks for all your help, both myself and my neighbour have both enquired about this house to the building surveyor and the estate developers and they said something about…

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Cabnur9
Mar 01, 2011 1:36 pm
Phillshz
Phillshz
1 March 2011

Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls
VIC

What about a drop edge beam in your slab design? It acts as a retaining wall for the length of your building/slab and can be used in a habitable room.

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Phillshz
Mar 01, 2011 2:55 pm
kyton
kyton
1 March 2011

Giving keys to Tradesman

Giving keys to Tradesman

Your insurance wouldn't cover any stolen / damage as you "invited" the person in (unless you have accidental coverage but still wouldn't cover theft). We gave our…

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kyton
Mar 01, 2011 5:50 pm
kyton
kyton
kyton
1 March 2011

Five and a half months, even roof tile has not been finished

Five and a half months, even roof tile has not been finished
NSW

As bad as it sounds - have they gone over their contract period? If not you really don't have a leg to stand on to complain at this stage. The $15 a day is standard in NSW…

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kyton
Mar 01, 2011 6:50 pm
kyton
pman
pman
1 March 2011

Lighting place in Sydney

Lighting place in Sydney
NSW

Hi Sue, How much was it per globe for the LED light? and what model did you choose? Beacon told me they would be getting LED lights in a month's time

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pman
Mar 01, 2011 10:41 pm
radcliffek
radcliffek
2 March 2011

Homes with Austral graphite bricks

Homes with Austral graphite bricks
VIC

Hi Adrian, Please give me a call at our Austral Bricks Display Centre, 140 High Street, Thomastown Ph: 9303 4088 and I can give you some addresses of homes built using our…

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radcliffek
Mar 02, 2011 11:22 am
clown
clown
2 March 2011

importing LED downlights and timber windows from China

importing LED downlights and timber windows from China
NSW

Hi everyone, I am building my own house. Just wondering if anyone has actually imported LED downlights, timber windows and toilet suites from China?? I know that these…

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clown
Mar 02, 2011 12:19 pm
Bruno
Bruno
2 March 2011

Flooring and Refrigerated cooling options

Flooring and Refrigerated cooling options
VIC

Hi guys Thanks for all the responses. :D Echo, We are building a 46 square double storey house. We are building in the new Mirvac estate in Wantirna South. We do not…

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Bruno
Mar 02, 2011 1:01 pm
patsam
patsam
2 March 2011

Concrete Driveway Contacts

Concrete Driveway Contacts
NSW

Hi everyone, We are getting to the final stages of building our Masterton Santorini home and are after any good recommended concrete guys to do our driveway. Also if they…

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patsam
Mar 02, 2011 1:44 pm


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