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flame_on
flame_on
14 October 2010

Alfresco cost

Alfresco cost
VIC

You'll be glad you've gone for the alfresco definitely - they add a substantial cost, but also substantial value. It probably makes sense to add a pegola if moving into an…

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flame_on
Oct 14, 2010 9:00 am
flame_on
karbern
karbern
1 November 2010

cost to supply and install caesarstone

cost to supply and install caesarstone

some references from WA: - a cabinetry company quoted me 30mm Essa for 7.8k - stone mason quoted me 40mm caesar for 9.8k my kitchen has an island and has waterfall ends…

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karbern
Oct 31, 2010 11:05 pm
kyton
kyton
14 October 2010

Anyone building in Newcastle area with Freedom Homes???

Anyone building in Newcastle area with Freedom Homes???
NSW

As someone who built with a custom builder in Newcastle last year who then went BROKE - I would advise to tread very carefully. Get names and addresses of sites that are…

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kyton
Oct 14, 2010 1:02 pm
kyton
luke81
luke81
14 October 2010

Our little Oasis in Perth... Locked up!!!!

Our little Oasis in Perth... Locked up!!!!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Thats still fantastic for a build timeframe. Better there be a delay and the work get done properly rather than it be bodged. Good to hear you have been happy with the…

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luke81
Oct 14, 2010 1:02 pm
Twiggy
Twiggy
14 October 2010

Porter Davis Building Satisfaction Survey winners & results

Porter Davis Building Satisfaction Survey winners & results
VIC

I'm thinking that Team PD's work life is pretty good. Gets to spend the day trolling the H1 forums ;)

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Twiggy
Oct 14, 2010 2:58 pm
Twiggy
TheOK
TheOK
17 October 2010

2 coats of paint included in price, painter offering 3rd

2 coats of paint included in price, painter offering 3rd

We may need to get our terminology in order. When people talk about 3rd coat are they talking about the 3rd coat (undercoat + colour + colour) or…

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TheOK
Oct 17, 2010 8:47 am
TheOK
thegame888
thegame888
14 October 2010

Choosing render colour for my new home

Choosing render colour for my new home

Hi, I came across this forum by accident whilst searching google and found from my reading of various topics that…

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thegame888
Oct 14, 2010 7:23 pm
david242gt
david242gt
14 October 2010

small holes and damages on the frame

small holes and damages on the frame

I would be asking why the stud next to it arnt blue.

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david242gt
Oct 14, 2010 9:44 pm
david242gt
jbyway
jbyway
14 October 2010

Liquidated Damages Clause

Liquidated Damages Clause

Thanks everyone. Hopefully the builder will let me put the clause in. I guess I can pull the whole "well why are you worried about having this clause in the contract if…

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jbyway
Oct 14, 2010 10:46 pm

Hi Riverton I have travertine grout in my bathroom/laundry floor. Here are some pics - hope they help. …

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stegosaurus
Oct 15, 2010 8:23 am
libran_6
libran_6
15 October 2010

Bosch dishwashers- urgent opinions please

Bosch dishwashers- urgent opinions please

Thanks for the replies! I'll definitely get a Bosch. :D

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libran_6
Oct 15, 2010 8:51 am
heater07
heater07
15 October 2010

anyone build in baysview rise?

anyone build in baysview rise?
VIC

all very uneducated jealous responses so far.... if you cant afford it just say so, dont try and bring it down these other uneducated reasons... i've been in my house 5…

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heater07
Oct 15, 2010 12:47 pm
Happy Home1
Happy Home1
15 October 2010

Aaron J Homes - anyone building with them?

Aaron J Homes - anyone building with them?
VIC

We paid our initial deposit with Aaron J months prior to our land being titled. Once our land started to take shape we realised a few changes needed to be made to the…

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Happy Home1
Oct 15, 2010 2:31 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
21 October 2010

New House - Hot Water Circulator with untempered kitchen?

New House - Hot Water Circulator with untempered kitchen?

Water is tempered so as top reduce the incidence of scalding. All new houses and hot water unit relocates should have tempering valves installed, that regulate hot water…

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vvs mand
Oct 21, 2010 5:22 pm
rramesh
rramesh
10 April 2011

Neighbours' builder cleared our land!!

Neighbours' builder cleared our land!!

Yes I followed through with the SS as suggested and got everything removed. Thanks for your help.

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rramesh
Apr 10, 2011 4:39 pm
applepie
applepie
15 October 2010

Evadene!

Evadene!
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi guys. Just moved into Evadene drive Tarneit. I was doing a google search of Internet availability in evadene and came across this website. I live near the Chlorinda…

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applepie
Oct 15, 2010 8:48 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
24 January 2015

Damp Proof Course Rectification

Damp Proof Course Rectification
1, 2

How did I miss that? Lol He's so active maybe it's overload of his posts

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Crazyk
Jan 24, 2015 5:54 am
Crazyk
XT4V
XT4V
15 October 2010

eave lines

eave lines

yeah, give it time... it will get done when the painters are painting your plaster... long way off still ;)

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XT4V
Oct 15, 2010 10:30 pm
MrT49
MrT49
16 October 2010

Anyone have experience with asphalt driveways?

Anyone have experience with asphalt driveways?

My parents house has an asphalt driveway. No problems that I'm aware of. No melting or holes in hot weather. No potholes. It looks great. Been there for about 45…

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MrT49
Oct 16, 2010 1:08 am

We have a lovely red glass splash back to sell . It is a gorgeous fire engine red colour. It is in four pieces. one large piece and 3 smaller ones. It will be pick up…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
SunshineT
SunshineT
16 October 2010

H1 SYD picnic: 24 Oct, Bicentennial Park!!

H1 SYD picnic: 24 Oct, Bicentennial Park!!
NSW

Hi there - some people may have missed the original post by MrsRose some time ago. If anyone in Sydney is interested in meeting up for a H1 casual picnic, see below thread…

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SunshineT
Oct 16, 2010 3:50 pm
SunshineT
ms. shuttergirl
ms. shuttergirl
27 November 2010

good canberra builders

good canberra builders

Hi Peter, I have heard of Gold Ruby from a client of mine and her sister used them and was very happy. That's all I know. Where in Canberra will you be building?

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ms. shuttergirl
Nov 27, 2010 1:41 pm
leighton
leighton
29 May 2013

privacy from 2 story neighbours!!

privacy from 2 story neighbours!!
1, 2

What kek says is right. These are regulations managed by the Relevant Building Surveyor. The issue is what is there first? An existing dwelling will "control" the new one.…

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leighton
May 29, 2013 8:53 am
leighton
khpatoary
khpatoary
16 October 2010

So sick of waiting! Building with H & just want to move NOW!

So sick of waiting! Building with H & just want to move NOW!
VIC

Hi Everyone, This is purely a post to vent...sorry in advance! :roll: We are building a single story 31sq home with H3NLEY. Site start was May…

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khpatoary
Oct 16, 2010 10:26 pm
Cooper32
Cooper32
17 October 2010

Builing with Scott Park Homes

Builing with Scott Park Homes
WA

Hi, welcome & congrats mfhwa!!!! Good to hear you experience so far has been a positive one!!! Where are you building, N or SoR??? A little patience needed getting through…

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Cooper32
Oct 16, 2010 11:46 pm
twoplus1
twoplus1
17 October 2010

Wisdom Providence + Extra Costs

Wisdom Providence + Extra Costs
NSW

Hi Jimmyd, How are you going? Did you decide on building the Providence 26? We just saw it today and felt it was the right house. I would love to know how much it all…

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twoplus1
Oct 17, 2010 12:10 am
kek
kek
17 October 2010

Carlisle doesn't build where I want. What's the next best?

Carlisle doesn't build where I want. What's the next best?
VIC

Shop around. A lot of volume builders aren't keen on knockdown-rebuilds, because of access issues, permit problems, having to work around existing trees, underground…

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kek
Oct 17, 2010 6:57 am
kek
stamford sw vic
stamford sw vic
17 October 2010

Lock up stage

Lock up stage
VIC

I leave my payments til the last possible day for that same reason, i hate it that they send it before it is really at the stage that you are paying for...we have the…

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stamford sw vic
Oct 17, 2010 7:16 am
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
20 October 2010

Uneven tiling :(

Uneven tiling :(

This is sometimes normal as the gaps will be siliconed over well should be anyway and suzy is right skirting boards after tiles installed for a better finish. Craig

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Grout Perfect
Oct 20, 2010 8:02 am
Grout Perfect
Nate
Nate
17 October 2010

Having the wool pulled over your eyes

Having the wool pulled over your eyes

Yeah your'e probably right Ed but its the principal of the whole thing not to mention the four months of time totally wasted with this git.

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Nate
Oct 17, 2010 2:34 pm
Cooped07
Cooped07
31 January 2011

Slopped Retaining wall

Slopped Retaining wall
1, 2

They have no specs.. They have nothing. They inspected, had a look then decided to say "it's fine" because they don't want to deal with crap..

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Cooped07
Jan 31, 2011 7:43 pm
Cooped07
ESB
ESB
17 October 2010

Austral Bricks - Pavilion Range

Austral Bricks - Pavilion Range
QLD

Bumping for the Sunday night crowd :D

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ESB
Oct 17, 2010 6:44 pm
ESB
d@n
d@n
18 October 2010

Newhaven colours/tips

Newhaven colours/tips

Try posting your facade design. That will help visualize where colours go.

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d@n
Oct 18, 2010 7:48 am
melbmeg
melbmeg
20 October 2010

any reason on two story house plan rejected by city council?

any reason on two story house plan rejected by city council?

The size of the land can be an issue too. In Port Phillip, if the land is over 500sm you don't need planning permission for a single dwelling (including double storey).…

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melbmeg
Oct 20, 2010 6:28 pm
mydreamhom3
mydreamhom3
5 December 2010

West Australia Housing Centre?

West Australia Housing Centre?

hi everyone, thank you for posting. update: at the moment, there is no movement, not going to be building just yet. the house im in make me cry every time i get up the…

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mydreamhom3
Dec 05, 2010 1:19 am
kodaz
kodaz
18 October 2010

Beck's Coral Hamilton, WE'RE IN, PHOTOS FINALLY!!!

Beck's Coral Hamilton, WE'RE IN, PHOTOS FINALLY!!!
QLD
1 ... 37, 38, 39

No Updates on your house Beck, its been a few months.

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kodaz
Oct 18, 2010 8:52 am
XT4V
XT4V
18 October 2010

PCI COMPLETED WOOT WOOT and a few photos

PCI COMPLETED WOOT WOOT and a few photos
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

congrats on getting your keys.. love the house... that front door looks very nice, is it wider than standard? makes the entrance look like a palace hehe :) I'm sort of in…

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XT4V
Oct 18, 2010 9:04 am
twoplus1
twoplus1
18 October 2010

Anyone building Wisdom's Provindence 26

Anyone building Wisdom's Provindence 26
NSW

Hi All, Anyone out there currently building a Wisdom Home?? Would love to hear your experiences and feedback. Would also love to know how much it cost you when you…

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twoplus1
Oct 18, 2010 10:24 am
toby
toby
22 October 2010

Water Pump

Water Pump

I have just bought a water pump for our water tank to supply a 400m2 home. I bought it online. They seemed very reasonable. Just waiting for it to arrive.

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toby
Oct 21, 2010 11:04 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
18 October 2010

House Designs for North Facing Block

House Designs for North Facing Block

Hi, It may be helpful to give the width and length of your block. Do you have any restrictions for your build? For example some estates you are not allowed to build on…

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buildingwest
Oct 18, 2010 4:51 pm
wayne6666
wayne6666
18 October 2010

Roof Tiles

Roof Tiles

Hi prisden, we are building with Mcdonald Jones in sydney's north west. When we did our tile selection we wanted a glossy look on a flat profile. I originally chose the…

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wayne6666
Oct 18, 2010 6:18 pm
cheltenham3192
cheltenham3192
18 October 2010

satalite photos of somerfield

satalite photos of somerfield

Nearmap is now updating some of their Melbourne aerial photography. Their site has advised that bad weather has delayed updates in Melbourne for some time, but it looks…

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cheltenham3192
Oct 18, 2010 7:49 pm
suzy-w
suzy-w
19 October 2010

How much for 12m2 tiling?

How much for 12m2 tiling?

I'd allow around $60/mtr for the 600x600. However some tilers will charge a day rate on the smaller jobs rather than per mtr, so you might be charged around $500-$600 for…

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suzy-w
Oct 19, 2010 12:39 pm
Doncaster
Doncaster
18 October 2010

Steelworks for 40 squares two storey house

Steelworks for 40 squares two storey house

A newbie in the process of building 40 square two storey house in Melbourne. Received two quotes, both slightly under 30k. I was told that steel prices gone through the…

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Doncaster
Oct 18, 2010 8:55 pm
Striking
Striking
31 October 2010

HELP - Am I getting dodged by my architect? With PLANS

HELP - Am I getting dodged by my architect? With PLANS

You will need to refer to the terms of your contract. If it was a fixed priced contract or cost plus. As a general rule, Architects should not be providing firm estimates…

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Striking
Oct 31, 2010 5:21 pm
Shakel
Shakel
20 August 2011

16 week build time

16 week build time

wow! So it can be done! My building contract is for 26 weeks to build from the date the slab was complete. Unfortunately, 26 weeks+ 6 weeks over xmas + 3 days public…

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Shakel
Aug 20, 2011 8:45 pm
Shakel
andrew78m
andrew78m
19 October 2010

Building with Cosmopolitan

Building with Cosmopolitan
NSW

Good luck with your builds. I am nearing lockup stage now and I am building the cabarita 33, but its heavily modified so it basically looks like a different house. Have…

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andrew78m
Oct 19, 2010 11:48 am
House_of_Dreams
House_of_Dreams
19 October 2010

Doorbell

Doorbell

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Modern+door+bell

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House_of_Dreams
Oct 19, 2010 1:17 pm
House_of_Dreams


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