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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
deb17
deb17
1 April 2011

New house built - renting a room out, but what to charge?

New house built - renting a room out, but what to charge?

I would say $130.00 sounds good, and expect the partner to stay over, but if it becomes a permanent thing, more than 3 nights per week and they are using the shower,…

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deb17
Apr 01, 2011 5:19 pm
RnR
RnR
1 April 2011

First Time Builder

First Time Builder
WA

We got the rep to throw in granite kitchen benchtops, ducted aircon, stonewash paving (dont know what the diff is there) in the alfresco and down the sides of the house,…

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RnR
Apr 01, 2011 7:30 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
1 April 2011

Wafflepod - Feel solid?

Wafflepod - Feel solid?
VIC

You won't know...it's a least a 75 mm slab spanning the void...the void may be formed with a polystyrene former but you won't notice any "drumminess"

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to_do_list
Apr 01, 2011 7:41 pm
to_do_list
just Erin
just Erin
1 April 2011

How long does rendering take?

How long does rendering take?

Only our facade was rendered... took a few hours on each coat

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just Erin
Apr 01, 2011 8:55 pm
just Erin

We have a slab... A bit of a jump from last post (where we hadn't done a thing!) Its really happening now, so intend on keeping up with the posts. Is it just me or does…

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TishDelish
Apr 02, 2011 12:18 am
TishDelish
agent123
agent123
2 April 2011

Site Works cost for Wattle Grove WA

Site Works cost for Wattle Grove WA
WA

I am currently building in Wattle Grove and we paid $16,000 for Site works. Your figure does seem quite high :(

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agent123
Apr 02, 2011 2:22 am
Mrs P
Mrs P
2 April 2011

Dishwasher recess in kitchen

Dishwasher recess in kitchen
WA

I was told it is a standard size

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Mrs P
Apr 02, 2011 9:54 am
NBEllington250E
NBEllington250E
2 April 2011

Has anyone painted with Wattyl Winter Mushroom? Pics?

Has anyone painted with Wattyl Winter Mushroom? Pics?
VIC

I would love to see any pics of winter mushroom paint in photos if anyone has used this color. I am trying to pick a tile that will suit but not as dark as black as it may…

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NBEllington250E
Apr 02, 2011 10:00 am
chatz
chatz
2 April 2011

Knockdown and building Fairhaven's Barwon 352

Knockdown and building Fairhaven's Barwon 352
VIC
1, 2

Trudy, Congrats on getting the loan approved. I know in ours we have a clause regarding the level of salaries we are on, but nothing about changing jobs. BTW, I've…

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chatz
Apr 02, 2011 3:08 pm
CA3105
CA3105
2 April 2011

1 course or 2 course brick?

1 course or 2 course brick?
WA

There is no real different structurally or with maintenance, it just comes down to the look you prefer. You do have to pick whether you want 1c or 2c before your plans…

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CA3105
Apr 02, 2011 3:55 pm
axio99
axio99
3 April 2011

About my feature wall color

About my feature wall color
WA

hey mimi, I take it you approve!

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axio99
Apr 03, 2011 12:35 am
Phillshz
Phillshz
3 April 2011

Independent building inspector, any recommend?

Independent building inspector, any recommend?
NSW

Howard from H&K ryan will sort you out. http://www.hnkryan.com/ ,he does the greater western sydney area(based in…

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Phillshz
Apr 03, 2011 8:58 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 April 2011

Water Tanks

Water Tanks
VIC

Our shire has as madatory if no scheme water is passing the house. Minimum 92KL

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onc_artisan
Apr 03, 2011 10:04 am
onc_artisan
sunnybrae
sunnybrae
3 April 2011

Metric0n Fairhaven 33

Metric0n Fairhaven 33
NSW

Hi! I am also building the Fairhaven 33..in Kellyville Ridge! Looks like we will be neighbours! I would love to follow your blog and I also have my own blog:

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sunnybrae
Apr 03, 2011 10:39 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 April 2011

Driveway Options? Agg vs limestone vs coloured concrete?

Driveway Options? Agg vs limestone vs coloured concrete?

less susceptable the darker it is. Also the LL has a more porous nature :wink:

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onc_artisan
Apr 03, 2011 11:31 am
onc_artisan
Cooped07
Cooped07
3 April 2011

Would a million dollar house have crooked walls?

Would a million dollar house have crooked walls?
1, 2

So when do I move in? Hehe! That's a beautiful view! I will be asking if they'd accept it in their own home. He'll prob say yes to shut me up! Thanks All..

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Cooped07
Apr 03, 2011 2:55 pm
Cooped07
2pais
2pais
3 April 2011

Robinred's New House, Lots of photos finally!

Robinred's New House, Lots of photos finally!
SA
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Congrats on the birth of your granddaughter. House looks good. You must be so pleased that you are all moved in. Enjoy setting up your new home. Cheers

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2pais
Apr 03, 2011 4:28 pm
nardiah
nardiah
3 April 2011

Termites..Do builders really care?

Termites..Do builders really care?
NSW

Very true, there are a lot of houses around us, that are untreated timber and not even termi-mesh or equivalent. Blows my mind, spending $300k on a house on redeveloped…

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nardiah
Apr 03, 2011 8:30 pm
sidewinder
sidewinder
3 April 2011

The Grove - Done & Dusted

The Grove - Done & Dusted
WA

Well after painting nearly non stop stop since Thursday evening, including painting till 1am Friday morning, house is 90% painted including the sealer!!! Am hurting for…

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sidewinder
Apr 03, 2011 10:56 pm
radiochef
radiochef
19 October 2011

Bamboo Flooring in Perth

Bamboo Flooring in Perth

I am not impressed with my Bamboozle Bamwood floor. Looks shocking under downlights with so much debris in the surface after sand and finish.

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radiochef
Oct 19, 2011 1:23 am

Same thing happened with us, but it was the slab not meeting the inner course of bricks. They filled the gaps but never put the angle under the window frame where the slab…

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Zarli
Apr 04, 2011 12:15 am
Zarli
kballa7983
kballa7983
4 April 2011

georges fair

georges fair
NSW

how has your experience with wisdom been so far, i havent made a final choice about builders yet as its hard to find a display of the narrow…

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kballa7983
Apr 04, 2011 8:48 am
buildingwest
buildingwest
4 April 2011

Electricity for builders

Electricity for builders
VIC

Hi, With my first build we had to sign the papers to setup an electricity account with the builders preferred company the day we met with the site supervisor for the…

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buildingwest
Apr 04, 2011 10:45 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
4 April 2011

National Builders standard range? Which bricks are standard?

National Builders standard range? Which bricks are standard?
VIC

Wow. Things are certainly moving quickly for you.... Have fun at colourworld and don't forget to take your camera with you.

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buildingwest
Apr 04, 2011 10:55 pm
rainbow4
rainbow4
4 April 2011

Job not complete

Job not complete
VIC

Thank you both for your feed back it was much appreciated. Chrisandkate i love the idea that you told the builder you'll like it done by the date set, but if it takes…

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rainbow4
Apr 04, 2011 11:39 pm
bashworth
bashworth
4 April 2011

need advise

need advise
WA

I would be looking at kit home companies as these provide most of the materials in a package for various home designs. Even if you don't buy their kit it should give you…

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bashworth
Apr 04, 2011 11:41 pm
bashworth


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