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SarahidMentor
SarahidMentor
25 April 2011

I need help with choosing a colour for my garage door....

I need help with choosing a colour for my garage door....
WA

Hi Ange, My choice would be paperbark, to add some freshness to your exterior colour scheme.I think black would be best kept as "outlines". Good luck! Sarah

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SarahidMentor
Apr 25, 2011 9:31 am
SarahidMentor
Crawley
Crawley
25 April 2011

Would you install an external gas BBQ point?

Would you install an external gas BBQ point?
WA
1, 2

We had one put out the the Alfresco area from our stove at a cost of around $165. We will be using bottled gas for our stove though even though there is a mains gas…

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Crawley
Apr 25, 2011 10:52 am
71monaro
71monaro
25 April 2011

Here we go ! Eden 31 with Rawsons

Here we go ! Eden 31 with Rawsons
NSW

Selina, With the recessed stacker track, are you having the alfresco floor height the same as inside, so it flows from outside to in? That is what I planned for, but looks…

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71monaro
Apr 25, 2011 11:07 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
25 April 2011

Recessed tracks for stackers leading to alfresco.

Recessed tracks for stackers leading to alfresco.
SA

HI The retractable screens are a complete unit. They cover a wide area, and are quite weak and susceptible to damage IMO. The integrated flyscreen tracks stack the same…

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ECOECO
Apr 25, 2011 1:08 pm
ECOECO

Thank you for the quick replies! What type of doors are you putting in Starz? I'm still deciding (between two from Wrussel Williams) - these are…

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Starz
Apr 25, 2011 6:36 pm
Starz
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
25 April 2011

Building the Marcoola 301 with Coral Homes in Maitland NSW

Building the Marcoola 301 with Coral Homes in Maitland NSW
NSW

Hi Lil sprouts mum. Just popping in to see how you got on with the build. Would love to see some pics etc. We are starting our build next week :)

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Tamara1975
Apr 25, 2011 7:15 pm
freshstart
freshstart
25 April 2011

Anyone built the Saville 27 or Manchester 23 with Eden Brae

Anyone built the Saville 27 or Manchester 23 with Eden Brae
NSW

Was just wondering if anyone is Building/built the Saville 27 or Manchester 23 with Eden Brae Was it what you hoped to be? Any issues?? Any suggestions of things to look…

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freshstart
Apr 25, 2011 7:24 pm
freshstart
freshstart
25 April 2011

Anyone Building the Overture with Masterton?

Anyone Building the Overture with Masterton?
NSW

Off the top of my head I think it was around $180k

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freshstart
Apr 25, 2011 7:47 pm
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Dollar
Apr 25, 2011 8:26 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
25 April 2011

Independant Building Inspectors???

Independant Building Inspectors???
VIC

I found the inspector I used last time and…

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buildingwest
Apr 25, 2011 9:58 pm
kb46
kb46
25 April 2011

Open ensuite where to stop tiles??

Open ensuite where to stop tiles??

I would put the carpet to tile (first pic) because then if you want to add doors later it will look neatest from the bedroom side.

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kb46
Apr 25, 2011 10:01 pm
deb17
deb17
26 April 2011

Post contract variations

Post contract variations
VIC

That sounds unreasonable, ours is only about $250.00 for any changes. I agree with abraham, speak to your SS about it. Our SS is great, skip the admin and go directly to him.

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deb17
Apr 26, 2011 10:22 am
wertmezer
wertmezer
26 April 2011

Fence cost $/m

Fence cost $/m
NSW

Our is about $70/m but that is for the exposed posts too... Not sure how to better explain it, but my parents have it without the exposed posts and it was nearly $20/m…

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wertmezer
Apr 26, 2011 11:09 am
high hopes
high hopes
26 April 2011

telephone cable connection problems

telephone cable connection problems
QLD

if there is conduit its no problem - telecom guy sticks rodder up conduit and joins cable pulls back to old pit easy --hope its there save some dough john

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high hopes
Apr 26, 2011 12:58 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
26 April 2011

Austral Whitsunday Bricks

Austral Whitsunday Bricks
NSW

we are going to be using the whitsunday orpheus brick for our build..

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NEWLYWEDS
Apr 26, 2011 8:16 pm
renomart
renomart
26 April 2011

Is this plumbing correct in the laundry?

Is this plumbing correct in the laundry?
SA

It looks like there is provision for the laundry water supply affixed to the lower noggin. The plumber will tee off the hot and cold water supply to the washing machine as…

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renomart
Apr 26, 2011 9:01 pm
renomart
apple88
apple88
26 April 2011

section 32

section 32

thanks just that the section 32 is huge and so full of information that i don't know what to absorb

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apple88
Apr 26, 2011 9:18 pm
snoofie
snoofie
26 April 2011

Do you see what we see?

Do you see what we see?
VIC

Yeah, I know what you mean... it is certainly not as bad as some of…

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snoofie
Apr 26, 2011 9:32 pm
snoofie
Kelah
Kelah
26 April 2011

Choosing a Plan and Builder in WA - Advice Needed

Choosing a Plan and Builder in WA - Advice Needed
WA

Celebrations build was quicker but they did have a lot of stuff ups (wrong roof tiles were installed and had to be…

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Kelah
Apr 26, 2011 9:37 pm
khpatoary
khpatoary
26 April 2011

Concrete path

Concrete path

Its not unusual for concrete to take on a greenish grey colour during the curing process. The process of 'Setting' is a chemical reaction…

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khpatoary
Apr 26, 2011 9:53 pm
simonk83
simonk83
27 April 2011

Anyone used Bagnato Marian Guarino Architects (BMG)?

Anyone used Bagnato Marian Guarino Architects (BMG)?
VIC

Hi all :) So, we purchased an old property on a fairly large block in Essendon last year with intent to knock it down and rebuild. Now we're thinking we'll probably knock…

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simonk83
Apr 27, 2011 10:16 am
Mrs P
Mrs P
27 April 2011

Is this right?

Is this right?

Thanks, I will speak to SS this week, he has been great with getting things fixed so far

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Mrs P
Apr 27, 2011 3:09 pm
Veefy
Veefy
27 April 2011

Finance pre-approval

Finance pre-approval
WA

I have had my finance pre-approved, but have just found out the land titles have been delayed. The titles will not be released until after…

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Veefy
Apr 27, 2011 3:59 pm
jimnsal
jimnsal
27 April 2011

Finish on Drop Edge beam

Finish on Drop Edge beam
NSW

My drop edge beams are all bare concrete as well I've since done landscape around it to cover them up

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jimnsal
Apr 27, 2011 4:00 pm
jimnsal
dsa39
dsa39
27 April 2011

buildingadreamhome - PICS!!!!

buildingadreamhome - PICS!!!!
NSW
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Hi! It looks like you built the tempo elite???? Did you did you did you??? Sorry bit excited as that is what it looks like and we are in the process of building If so…

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dsa39
Apr 27, 2011 9:50 pm
dsa39
PresentDanger
PresentDanger
28 April 2011

The Esprit 175 or Fairhaven 23

The Esprit 175 or Fairhaven 23

Hi All, I think I've finally narrowed down my home search to one of the below two homes. I am hoping a few people may have built or be building the houses and have some…

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PresentDanger
Apr 28, 2011 9:22 am
Lex
Lex
28 April 2011

Height or thickness of tiles for future curtains

Height or thickness of tiles for future curtains
NSW

^ that is so true. For example, if you are using a header/gathering tape and hooks, you can always adjust the height of where you place the hooks and so on. Plus, if you…

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Lex
Apr 28, 2011 10:33 am
Lex
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
28 April 2011

Malvern Springs by Aga and Bob - Scott Parks issues

Malvern Springs by Aga and Bob - Scott Parks issues
WA
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Lights go in after painting the ceiling anyway. But we didnt get our downlights done through them, just asked for junction boxes in the areas we wanted down lights and did…

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dragonflychic
Apr 28, 2011 11:00 am
squeakaz
squeakaz
28 April 2011

Communication with SS

Communication with SS
NSW

Had a good chat with our SS today. He say he was a little snowed under but all is going well and full steam ahead. The rain is causing him problems though. I shall rest a…

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squeakaz
Apr 28, 2011 4:39 pm
Skayne
Skayne
28 April 2011

Low Level Property

Low Level Property
NSW

I think they require stormwater measures for >35%. Our current plans are about 50% site coverage and I think the maximum allowable is 55%. Checked out your blogspot..…

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Skayne
Apr 28, 2011 8:55 pm
ogreatscott
ogreatscott
29 April 2011

independent inspector when building?

independent inspector when building?
QLD

Thank you very much Milesy, very helpful!!

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ogreatscott
Apr 29, 2011 10:25 am
mps3
mps3
29 April 2011

Builder broker: did you use one?

Builder broker: did you use one?
QLD

I have had some experience with a building broker (who shall remain nameless). In my instance they did not find a better quote. Even before the $10,000+ fee they wanted if…

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mps3
Apr 29, 2011 5:14 pm
SinkOrSwim
SinkOrSwim
29 April 2011

PGH Bricks

PGH Bricks
NSW

We are using PGH - Mild Steel - a much lighter brown. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=39881&start=20 Take a look at their displays if you can....

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SinkOrSwim
Apr 29, 2011 8:53 pm
RoadkillNZ
RoadkillNZ
29 April 2011

PV solar panels - which side of the house?

PV solar panels - which side of the house?
WA

We have most of ours around the solar hot water panels, on the north side main roof part (18), we could of fitted another 6 on that roof but as we had 27 in total they did…

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RoadkillNZ
Apr 29, 2011 10:46 pm
joles
joles
30 April 2011

Colour Crisis

Colour Crisis
NSW

Hi TJTAM and welcome to the forum. :D I'd go for the white windows... they'll pop and look really fresh with the other colours. Just remember that you will also see the…

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joles
Apr 30, 2011 2:34 pm
joles
anise
anise
30 April 2011

How do you choose a builder?

How do you choose a builder?
WA

Thanks Starz, I read another thread comparing project builders to small builders which also had a lot of very interesting points. Perhaps we should just set ourselves a…

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anise
Apr 30, 2011 5:32 pm
anise
micks_k
micks_k
30 April 2011

Approval certificates

Approval certificates
QLD

Hi Paul, Off the top of my head we received the following: - fire alarm - waterproofing - pest control - Final Survey - plumbing  - window glazing - work as…

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micks_k
Apr 30, 2011 7:10 pm
micks_k
jimgem
jimgem
1 May 2011

Our First Build - We are Building The Rio!

Our First Build - We are Building The Rio!
WA

Hi Lyndal, We have just bought a block in Kensington Estate in Drouin too.... I can't help but notice that your posts are from 12 months ago, are you still waiting for it…

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jimgem
May 01, 2011 4:39 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
1 May 2011

Tender expiring - thoughts and opinions please

Tender expiring - thoughts and opinions please
NSW

yeah plus builders factor in there markups (20%) into the upgrades... so we spent around 90 grands worth of extras with them , now think how much out of the 90 grand they…

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NEWLYWEDS
May 01, 2011 5:13 pm
free will
free will
1 May 2011

Cost of land survey

Cost of land survey
WA

I paid $1300 in Sydney but that included a house on the existing site that needed to mapped which probably pushes up the cost

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free will
May 01, 2011 7:43 pm
Gio
Gio
2 May 2011

New House Telephone Point?

New House Telephone Point?
VIC

I am building a new house with H3nley. Just not sure if I ask H3nley to get the phone points installed or I ask Telstra to come to install after we move…

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Gio
May 02, 2011 7:54 am
Gio
ashilleong
ashilleong
2 May 2011

Slabbed

Slabbed
VIC

Misread the post title as "stabbed" Glad the news is better :)

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ashilleong
May 02, 2011 11:19 am
ashilleong
the_milesy
the_milesy
2 May 2011

Fresher in Somerfield

Fresher in Somerfield
VIC

Hi, There is a whole thread of us Somerfielders: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=24067 There are plenty of builders that will build in Somerfield. Head down to the display village…

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the_milesy
May 02, 2011 2:16 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
2 May 2011

ROCK Allowance

ROCK Allowance
VIC

I'm really worried about "rock" costs. Our neighbor's builder have left roadbase spralled across our land will these…

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kdgirl
May 02, 2011 3:04 pm
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
2 May 2011

Building with Macdonald Jones Homes

Building with Macdonald Jones Homes
NSW

Hi Ash & Sue, good to see you have started your own thread now you need to share plans, facade etc as you will soon find out that there are a lot of pic piggies on H1 :D

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JohnnyD
May 02, 2011 4:39 pm
JohnnyD
MelNRob
MelNRob
3 May 2011

building new house

building new house
VIC

Hi Rinks, There are quite a number…

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MelNRob
May 03, 2011 10:27 am
SarahidMentor
SarahidMentor
3 May 2011

Rating of Home Building Companies

Rating of Home Building Companies
NSW

In this industry, they should make it standard that prior to every stage being completed, the house should be fully inspected and signed off,…

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SarahidMentor
May 03, 2011 12:11 pm
SarahidMentor
miss_m
miss_m
3 May 2011

Building in Nottage Rise Reynella

Building in Nottage Rise Reynella
SA

Hey. If it helps, I'm pretty sure there's another thread already started for Nottage Rise called Nottage Rise Reynella SouthAustralia

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miss_m
May 03, 2011 12:17 pm


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