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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
Team PD
Team PD
8 December 2010

Timeline from contract to start date????

Timeline from contract to start date????
VIC

We built with Porter Davis. Signed end of Jan 09. Switched to different branch of company and different house (from PD Lifestyle to PD Prestige),…

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Team PD
Dec 08, 2010 10:36 am
Team PD
psms
psms
8 December 2010

Building a townhouse project in Burwood

Building a townhouse project in Burwood
VIC

Hi, I had posted earlier on this website but did not get any feedback. I have been contacting some builders to discuss placement of townhouses in my Burwood property. I…

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psms
Dec 08, 2010 12:17 pm
carlswil
carlswil
9 December 2010

new to blog and building

new to blog and building
VIC

With ours, the council wouldn't look at our application until the titles were released. I agree with Dee, the approvals they are talking about are the council approvals. …

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carlswil
Dec 09, 2010 8:10 am
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
9 December 2010

H3nley Emperor Q1 - anyone else built this home in VIC?

H3nley Emperor Q1 - anyone else built this home in VIC?
VIC

Hi cookie_monster... What is your concern specifically? Have you been to tender? Where are you building? It is stressful and I am sure at this…

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cookie_monster
Dec 09, 2010 8:55 am
tsurf
tsurf
9 December 2010

Garth Chapman Queenslanders, any issues with them?

Garth Chapman Queenslanders, any issues with them?
QLD

Don't know much about Garth Chapman. We built our first home 3 years ago with Qld Colonial and they were great. Small team, good designs that can be modified (we took…

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tsurf
Dec 09, 2010 9:37 am
Norlaminis
Norlaminis
9 December 2010

Building in Esperance Estate, Point Cook

Building in Esperance Estate, Point Cook
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Fencing can be colourbond, however fencing cannot go past the front of the house. Which means the 3 houses in waiben cresent with their fences going past the fronts of…

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Norlaminis
Dec 09, 2010 1:53 pm
Trinity
Trinity
9 December 2010

Leak under slab?

Leak under slab?

Is there plumbing in that wall cavity? Check the roof cavity as well. We had a larger damp patch then yours caused by rain getting in through a roof penetration that was…

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Trinity
Dec 09, 2010 5:43 pm

Hi everyone, Just thought i'd share some progress pics. I have a blog so will keep my comments short on here. We have currently got the ground floor frame done. Next week…

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mcniks
Dec 09, 2010 9:17 pm
jofisk
jofisk
10 December 2010

2nd time builders - Nevada in Seville Grove

2nd time builders - Nevada in Seville Grove
VIC

The brickies finished earlier this week, but there are 2 missing bricks from the study window. Was hoping to speak to our CLO about this today, but she hasn't returned my…

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jofisk
Dec 09, 2010 11:41 pm
emlet01
emlet01
10 December 2010

Help please on external colours

Help please on external colours
NSW

Sorry I can't see any pics? I am not good at picturing it from the description. I can't really imagine having the different colours each side of the house? Perhaps I'm…

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emlet01
Dec 10, 2010 7:14 am
123charles
123charles
10 December 2010

waffle pod slab woes!

waffle pod slab woes!
VIC

No, but i know of many people that do

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123charles
Dec 10, 2010 7:32 am
Helyn
Helyn
10 December 2010

Resale value (view vs size)

Resale value (view vs size)
VIC

90% of my time in a bedroom is spent sleeping and the other 10% isnt spent looking at the view :wink: :lol: Seriously, I agree with kb46 - more…

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Helyn
Dec 10, 2010 9:38 am
Helyn
uglygugly
uglygugly
10 December 2010

Providence 24 in Middleton Grange *The End*

Providence 24 in Middleton Grange *The End*
NSW
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Does anyone who has built the Providence with Wisdom have any photos of your kitchen that you could post?

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uglygugly
Dec 10, 2010 3:12 pm
duke
duke
10 December 2010

Momo's Pad Building Adventure (Plan + Termi Mesh + Bricks !)

Momo's Pad Building Adventure (Plan + Termi Mesh + Bricks !)
WA
1, 2, 3

MOMO didn't quite finish the conversation.... where's the pics and progress?

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duke
Dec 10, 2010 3:59 pm
dreamcometrue
dreamcometrue
22 May 2012

What has happened to this site

What has happened to this site
1, 2

I am having problems with forum threads - I can only access a few posts on the current page when I know there are multiple posts/pages (no more will show up except if I go…

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dreamcometrue
May 22, 2012 11:05 pm
dreamcometrue
kb46
kb46
11 December 2010

Advice on heat pump hot water system

Advice on heat pump hot water system
WA

Couldn't you still have the ring main with a solar HWS? I can't give any feedback because we haven't used ours yet, but I got talked into a heat pump by the HWS…

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kb46
Dec 11, 2010 12:50 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
12 December 2010

Security Screen Door (Sydney)

Security Screen Door (Sydney)
NSW

can't remember the name of it, but i think it is called that

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joannapaulp
Dec 12, 2010 9:32 am
higherdestiny
higherdestiny
12 December 2010

Down Lights

Down Lights
VIC

One option is "CFL" downlights - similar cost to halogen, but much less electricity. There's some downsides (generally take longer to warm up), but they run cooler…

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higherdestiny
Dec 12, 2010 5:00 pm
emlet01
emlet01
12 December 2010

colour appointment

colour appointment
VIC

I think you've done really well pre-appointment to have the external colours sorted. I would probably consider black windows with those colours as they just blend into…

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emlet01
Dec 12, 2010 7:06 pm
kb46
kb46
13 December 2010

Final inspection & noticed they fitted the wrong shower head

Final inspection & noticed they fitted the wrong shower head
WA

Oh, how frustrating! Don't beat yourself up too much, it is almost impossible not to overlook things when you're checking the final plans and…

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kb46
Dec 13, 2010 5:25 am
Bam
Bam
13 December 2010

Introduction post

Introduction post
VIC

And if you ever owner built, you would never build ever again! Welcome! Looking forward to following your progress :)

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Bam
Dec 13, 2010 11:19 am
Bam
16.SFC
16.SFC
13 December 2010

K&C First Home (SPH)

K&C First Home (SPH)
WA
1, 2

Almost didn't recognise the house - you've 'flipped' her from the original. It's a lovely house and I am…

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16.SFC
Dec 13, 2010 3:32 pm
16.SFC
kyton
kyton
13 December 2010

newbies wanting information on transportable homes

newbies wanting information on transportable homes
WA

Also if you are looking at requiring a loan you had better see a lender first. Not many mainstream lenders will lends funds for a relocatable home.

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kyton
Dec 13, 2010 7:37 pm
kyton
kyton
kyton
13 December 2010

building contract

building contract
VIC

You need to ask your conveyancer what is written in your contract. Seriously did you not read it before signing it? There would be every clause noted in it.

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kyton
Dec 13, 2010 7:44 pm
kyton
katiehouse
katiehouse
14 December 2010

different site cost quotes and good canberra builder

different site cost quotes and good canberra builder
ACT

Thanks Kineso, That makes me feel better. Hopefully they will be able to do this battered cut thing. Sounds like its the cheaper option. good point about looking to see…

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katiehouse
Dec 14, 2010 1:27 pm
veron_troy
veron_troy
14 December 2010

Thermopanel Kit Home Adelaide

Thermopanel Kit Home Adelaide
SA

Try www.prebuilt.com.au I saw them on Grand Designs Australia....looked okay :-)

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veron_troy
Dec 14, 2010 3:35 pm
Bexi
Bexi
14 December 2010

Bexi & Jo's Masterton Sirocco 7

Bexi & Jo's Masterton Sirocco 7
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks mrs rose and sunshine T Not covering the outside area ... the idea was that you could be undercover under the alfresco area of the house or outside in the sun…

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Bexi
Dec 14, 2010 7:29 pm
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
14 December 2010

Who is building in Malvern Springs,Ellenbrook? Hi neighbours

Who is building in Malvern Springs,Ellenbrook? Hi neighbours
WA

I am!!! But you already knew that!!! ::lol:: I havent even driven around that part and had no idea they'd even started the school. I think we are about the same distance…

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dragonflychic
Dec 14, 2010 9:19 pm

Have you tried Bunnings? When we rebuilt the kitchen in our old house we bought handles like this at…

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~Nic~
Dec 14, 2010 9:27 pm
~Nic~
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
15 December 2010

To build or not

To build or not
NSW

Well if your doing it with your brother then its probably a short term investment so building would probably get the most returns. However building is costly and takes time.

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dragonflychic
Dec 15, 2010 5:49 pm
just Erin
just Erin
16 December 2010

Plantation Shutter

Plantation Shutter

We used Home Outlet http://www.homeoutlet.com.au, they weren't the cheapest, but we're really happy with the quality and colour range. We had…

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just Erin
Dec 16, 2010 12:16 pm
ginz88
ginz88
16 December 2010

Burbank Evolution 2300

Burbank Evolution 2300
VIC

It took me 7 hours to do my colours, my first build so yeh. It shouldn't take that long doe yours if it's an investment property but good luck anyways.

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ginz88
Dec 16, 2010 10:27 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
16 December 2010

Help/Advise with Site Costs...

Help/Advise with Site Costs...
VIC

Yeah, our site costs were $15k more than what we had allowed for. Only thing you may be able to do is arrange your own site works. However if it is mainly piers and bulk…

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chrisandkate
Dec 16, 2010 1:31 pm

Couple of problems found firstly damage to retaining wall caused by the gas run in which the contractor…

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Lungy
Dec 16, 2010 2:51 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
16 December 2010

Help with colours

Help with colours
NSW

opps I meant to say Fascia. Thanks forthe advice on Woodland. I have to use Wattyl colours so I'll…

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kdgirl
Dec 16, 2010 4:31 pm
kev205
kev205
4 February 2011

ranghood is this legal

ranghood is this legal

cheers mate after spending a lot of money they will do something similar

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kev205
Feb 04, 2011 9:16 pm
CKR
CKR
16 December 2010

Piper's House - Handover done!! Now the real work begins!!

Piper's House - Handover done!! Now the real work begins!!
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hello Piper+1 Your house looks fabluous!!! Congratulations. We are also contemplating building with Qauntum Homes. You have been in your house for over a year now. Are…

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CKR
Dec 16, 2010 10:25 pm
brb_654
brb_654
17 December 2010

Crazy_Freddo's build - we have keys!!!

Crazy_Freddo's build - we have keys!!!
VIC
1, 2, 3

Congratulations :: hope the move goes well, enjoy your new home :D

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brb_654
Dec 17, 2010 7:37 am
brb_654
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acherion
Dec 17, 2010 3:31 pm
acherion
BZMZ
BZMZ
18 December 2010

Building with Masterton - WE HAVE THE KEYS!!!

Building with Masterton - WE HAVE THE KEYS!!!
NSW
1, 2, 3

Thanks Loretta you have made me feel much better about the expense lol..!! Thanks Carlswil - I have taken some photos but will take some more and load them on over the…

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BZMZ
Dec 18, 2010 5:28 am
Pebbles
Pebbles
18 December 2010

n&n02 - Stacker door issues

n&n02 - Stacker door issues
QLD
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Just caught up on the last 3 pages (no notifications :roll: ) ... that's annoying about the doors but at least something is getting done about it now. Good thing you took those…

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Pebbles
Dec 18, 2010 10:31 am
Pebbles
Yellow
Yellow
18 December 2010

Has anyone used chatsworth facade from PD?

Has anyone used chatsworth facade from PD?
VIC

Hi Has anyone used chatsworth facade from PD? If you do can you please post a photo. thanks Yellow

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Yellow
Dec 18, 2010 6:26 pm
Candylea
Candylea
18 December 2010

Affordable Single Storey Narrow Lot Developmnent

Affordable Single Storey Narrow Lot Developmnent
WA

Welcome :) To narrow it down a bit, please let us know which state you are in.

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Candylea
Dec 18, 2010 7:25 pm
Candylea
jonesby
jonesby
18 December 2010

New Build - Gemmill Homes - Nevada

New Build - Gemmill Homes - Nevada
WA
1, 2, 3

How did your PCI go Starlight? Did they fix your door? That's just ridiculous that they try & get away with stuff like that! Any pics for us?

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jonesby
Dec 18, 2010 10:26 pm

It sounds like a sale ad....but it's not so much - it's just that we've finished laying our front lawn, and have some rolls left over. Apart from dumping them, we'd like…

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paul.jason
Dec 19, 2010 8:30 am
paul.jason


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