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corked
Nov 20, 2010 2:28 pm
building1
building1
20 November 2010

Anyone Building in Bacchus Marsh?

Anyone Building in Bacchus Marsh?
VIC

Good luck with your build ::lol:: We all love pics too ::smile::

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building1
Nov 20, 2010 7:55 pm
kel
kel
20 November 2010

how many days of rain before the frame is affected?

how many days of rain before the frame is affected?
ACT

I had the same concern earlier, my floor plates color went to black from blue. guess I passed that stage, make sure you get an independent inspection after bricks and roof…

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kel
Nov 20, 2010 8:09 pm
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
20 November 2010

╠ Fragalot's Búrbank Géneration 2200 ╣ - We're In!

╠ Fragalot's Búrbank Géneration 2200 ╣ - We're In!
VIC
1 ... 36, 37, 38

They come in 1.5m sections and can attach to eachother. Quite alot of choice of fabric colors too. Be warned, there is a little bit of work involved putting them…

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ibfragalot99
Nov 20, 2010 8:10 pm
ibfragalot99
d@n
d@n
21 November 2010

Please help me choose colours- Im a girl & I've got no idea!

Please help me choose colours- Im a girl & I've got no idea!

You've only chosen grey and white so far and they go with just about anything. You'll need to decide on render colour as that will determine how the other colours…

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d@n
Nov 21, 2010 6:59 pm
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Lunchtime
Nov 21, 2010 7:39 pm

Well its all finished - been in for about 2 weeks. Was moving in and the the cleaners were still finishing up. The day before we had 14 tradies here, it was a sprint to…

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jec
Nov 21, 2010 10:56 pm
Casa2
Casa2
22 November 2010

handover question

handover question

I think you are allowed to make (one) defect list and the builder is obliged to fix the items on the list.

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Casa2
Nov 22, 2010 7:43 pm
virgin builder
virgin builder
22 November 2010

How building frustrates you?

How building frustrates you?
WA

there are heaps of other unhappy customers all with a new builder up north i really do wonder what's going on if they are so busy why not hire more staff? You should all…

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virgin builder
Nov 22, 2010 8:17 pm
mrsw
mrsw
23 November 2010

Please help: my head is spinning

Please help: my head is spinning
VIC

Sheznay, The plunkett homes looks great but I want the living area on the north side (front) of the house. I love the verandas at the front of the house, if only I could…

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mrsw
Nov 23, 2010 12:40 pm
kineso
kineso
23 November 2010

Does a good building certifier cancel out a bad builder?

Does a good building certifier cancel out a bad builder?
QLD

IMO the certifier is not going to do anything for you. You want a private inspector. Certifier checks major stuff against standards, whilst the inspector will do the…

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kineso
Nov 23, 2010 12:53 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
23 November 2010

THEY HAVE CHIPPED MY 70ML CAESER BENCH!!

THEY HAVE CHIPPED MY 70ML CAESER BENCH!!

If they won't admit they did it, in the end it can be invisibly repaired. You would need to go back to the supplier. Ed

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ECOECO
Nov 23, 2010 6:56 pm
ECOECO
tuberose
tuberose
24 November 2010

Height of Shower Niche?

Height of Shower Niche?
SA

Thanks SK, that is a good idea. I will give that a go! Only thing is that it this will be our main bathroom, not our ensuite, ie. the future kids bathroom, so I guess…

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tuberose
Nov 24, 2010 10:48 am
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Clayton Burke
Nov 24, 2010 12:20 pm
tigerandox
tigerandox
24 November 2010

Upgrading cornices, skirting and architraves

Upgrading cornices, skirting and architraves
VIC

Thanks Joles and 123Crystal for your replies... got tiles included in our promotion... Have decided, money better spent elsewhere :D

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tigerandox
Nov 24, 2010 7:15 pm
building1
building1
24 November 2010

Recommend a builder for the SE suburbs of Melbourne

Recommend a builder for the SE suburbs of Melbourne
VIC

Have you had a look at Waverley homes? They have a display I think at Lakeside (the new bit). We were close to signing with them, they are willing to change things around…

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building1
Nov 24, 2010 8:02 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
27 November 2010

My house: ALL MOVED IN! NEW PHOTOS!! YIPPEE

My house: ALL MOVED IN! NEW PHOTOS!! YIPPEE
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Your house is stunning!! We are just about to start with Coral homes. I was wanting to use darker colours in the living areas but was worried it would be too much. I am so…

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Tamara1975
Nov 27, 2010 11:16 am
sapsukker
sapsukker
27 November 2010

House Designer/Draftsman/Architect in Canberra

House Designer/Draftsman/Architect in Canberra
ACT

No havent chosen yet. Have had some good words said about Geoff Driscoll Architects and they are southside so leaning that way.

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sapsukker
Nov 27, 2010 2:28 pm
Echo
Echo
27 November 2010

duplex or a house... ?? owner builder ??

duplex or a house... ?? owner builder ??
NSW

Soor Mr Chook- councils / areas / builders and investors will all have a varying opinon on this. I just had to post cos of the name. mr chook - Priceless ::smile::

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Echo
Nov 27, 2010 7:53 pm
Echo
Sierra
Sierra
27 November 2010

Plumbing in slab for water point for fridge?

Plumbing in slab for water point for fridge?

there may also be a pipe (looks like a standard white PVC drain pipe) through the slab that links an island bench in the kitchen to a wall for services (ie. water/power). …

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Sierra
Nov 27, 2010 8:35 pm
Sierra
acrebuild1
acrebuild1
29 November 2010

latest update in the house plans **FINAL PLANS**

latest update in the house plans **FINAL PLANS**
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hey Jessica, Yes we deleted the standard rangehood - when it comes to doing your colours selections you can opt to get Beechwoood to extend the ducting out through the…

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acrebuild1
Nov 29, 2010 9:13 am
lot 306
lot 306
29 November 2010

Lot 820 at the range

Lot 820 at the range
VIC

hay, we are lot 306 and our land is supose to be settle in jan/feb to! we have gone with urban edge homes as they did what we wanted on our 300sqm block!

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lot 306
Nov 29, 2010 10:43 am
kel
kel
29 November 2010

Please Help! Is my site cost too much???

Please Help! Is my site cost too much???

3. Provide up to 60lm of bored concrete piers under the slab $5520 -- if the pier is 450mm by diameter, this is the sort of price we paid 6. Dropped edge beams to be…

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kel
Nov 29, 2010 10:17 pm
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
30 November 2010

My floor plans - which one do you think is better?

My floor plans - which one do you think is better?

I like revised A better. Ensuite bigger and the seperate main toilet.

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dragonflychic
Nov 30, 2010 11:03 am
Team PD
Team PD
30 November 2010

Help! Odd shaped block

Help! Odd shaped block
VIC

Hi MCW, It's good to see you're doing research on the forum. Have you had a chance to visit any display homes and chat to the sales staff to see what is possible? They…

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Team PD
Nov 30, 2010 11:36 am
Team PD
Nikki1987
Nikki1987
30 November 2010

Building with Affordable Living in Emerald Park

Building with Affordable Living in Emerald Park
WA

I am building with affordable living in Baldivis. My thread viewtopic.php?f=31&t=41391 I too am a first time builder. We have only just finished our pre start last week.…

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Nikki1987
Nov 30, 2010 12:00 pm
juliaw
juliaw
30 November 2010

Need a good Architectural Design..???

Need a good Architectural Design..???
NSW

Try the local "Archi Center" one in every state fantastic people and service 02 9411 1000 They have a web site as well www.archicenter.com.au We used them in Brisbane and…

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juliaw
Nov 30, 2010 4:26 pm
take2
take2
30 November 2010

Weatherboard Display Homes

Weatherboard Display Homes
VIC

My partner and I are going to be building our home in Weatherboard (Hardie Plank). Does anyone know of any display homes…

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take2
Nov 30, 2010 4:56 pm
take2
Lan
Lan
30 November 2010

Septic Choice - What did you choose?

Septic Choice - What did you choose?
NSW

Biolytix Installation - contact your own local plumber average $3000-$4000 Cost of system - $5352.00 for gravity drained system OR $6920.00 for pumped system Cost of…

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Lan
Nov 30, 2010 5:53 pm
wertmezer
wertmezer
30 November 2010

Botanic Ridge - Building our own design!

Botanic Ridge - Building our own design!
VIC

Where/how did you find them?? We are getting so confused and thinking maybe we should get a custom house but are worried about the cost.

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wertmezer
Nov 30, 2010 8:41 pm
just Erin
just Erin
1 December 2010

change from lot numbers to street numbers

change from lot numbers to street numbers
VIC

You can still keep your lot number displayed so…

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just Erin
Dec 01, 2010 7:15 am
new aussie
new aussie
1 December 2010

Butlers Pantry Sliding door help please

Butlers Pantry Sliding door help please
VIC

Need help pretty please...... We have a PD Hamilton 34 home with butlers pantry(the fridge is in the pantry) with a sliding door. I have a roman numeral clock that I would…

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new aussie
Dec 01, 2010 11:56 am
Crunchbone
Crunchbone
1 December 2010

Footpath damaged by builders

Footpath damaged by builders

I don't want to get ahead of myself... but... when building a house, is there anything better than getting a credit on…

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Crunchbone
Dec 01, 2010 1:35 pm
Hillcrest
Hillcrest
1 December 2010

"upside down" house

"upside down" house
1, 2

Hi, I just found your thread. We are considering the same issue, upstairs living to take advantage of views. This is not such an unusual thing in Queensland -…

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Hillcrest
Dec 01, 2010 1:47 pm
Hillcrest
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
1 December 2010

New to building, everything seems to need to be upgraded!

New to building, everything seems to need to be upgraded!
VIC

welcome to building, our house was over $50k above the base house price and we didnt have any problems with finance. It seems that builders cut back the price of the basic…

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Lunchtime
Dec 01, 2010 9:25 pm
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dons80
Dec 01, 2010 9:29 pm
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
2 December 2010

Calculating "building period"

Calculating "building period"

Bom only lists how much rain per day. .5 mm is still rain. So it depends on whether the builder will count that. Nothing in the contract states how much rain. So it could…

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Fernyhouse
Dec 02, 2010 7:51 am
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higherdestiny
Dec 02, 2010 12:56 pm
speedy
speedy
2 December 2010

Builder margin on council fees?

Builder margin on council fees?

The builder will be entitled to charge costs and margin on any work that they perform for you. Some of the margin you mentioned may also include insurance and other…

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speedy
Dec 02, 2010 5:06 pm
waylow
waylow
9 December 2010

those with Bi fold doors .....

those with Bi fold doors .....
1, 2

Adam, thanks for your post and I checked out the website. As we are interested in a 6 metre span, could you please give us an indication of cost…

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waylow
Dec 09, 2010 8:12 am
building1
building1
2 December 2010

Neighbours approval (umm what neighbours?)

Neighbours approval (umm what neighbours?)

So, December site start, it's now December so start already! They would, but the council have a very strange request, this is what we've been told via…

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building1
Dec 02, 2010 7:38 pm
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handmick
Dec 02, 2010 9:52 pm
handmick

Thanks Chippy, we are actually building in Melville. Have made a few phone calls to the relevant guy in the council, but had no response as yet from them. In the meantime,…

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avion
Dec 03, 2010 9:02 am
avion
jazzman
jazzman
3 December 2010

New home building with Simonds

New home building with Simonds
VIC

Hi gypsie We are building the Turin. We looked at the Atherton, too big for our block. The building envelope is the 4m restriction on our block from where the road is.…

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jazzman
Dec 03, 2010 9:44 pm
zozo
zozo
4 December 2010

Anyone planning to visit Beechwood display homes?

Anyone planning to visit Beechwood display homes?
NSW

It's a bit dark for my liking but I'm into big bright rooms rather than a cosy tv room.

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zozo
Dec 04, 2010 11:39 am
Dollar
Dollar
4 December 2010

Miniscreen Colourbond Fencing

Miniscreen Colourbond Fencing
NSW

it's also called mini orb. http://www.homeworxballarat.com.au/gall ... itemId=105 It's not cheap either. It's quite expensive for what we got quoted, access gate and…

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Dollar
Dec 04, 2010 2:19 pm
pamela2010
pamela2010
4 December 2010

Anyone built with "Ripponlea" Boral Bricks?

Anyone built with "Ripponlea" Boral Bricks?
1, 2

Hi We are building a house soon and we are looking at using rippponlea bricks. I could see in this forum that some of you have used this type of bricks. It would be…

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pamela2010
Dec 04, 2010 4:54 pm
mm77
mm77
6 December 2010

Garage wall height - Dispensation

Garage wall height - Dispensation
VIC

FYI - 150mm setback is classed as on the boundary or 'zero setback/clearance" as the 150mm is taken up by the guttering that hangs over the…

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mm77
Dec 06, 2010 3:34 pm


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