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tobehomeowner
tobehomeowner
21 October 2010

Boral brick selection

Boral brick selection
VIC

Thanks Michelle for sending the pic. Your house looks great. I did look into the viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3737&hilit=brick+show thread but couldn't find much pics of the…

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tobehomeowner
Oct 21, 2010 5:55 pm
Casa2
Casa2
16 December 2012

Why do you have to seal your plaster in Perth before paint??

Why do you have to seal your plaster in Perth before paint??
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I wish I knew what is used in Western Australia for white setting walls.

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Casa2
Dec 16, 2012 9:24 pm
Nathan Peart
Nathan Peart
21 October 2010

help with rooflines

help with rooflines

Hi, This is the firsttime I have tried to share a file like this, so here goes. http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc3 ... ofHelp.jpg This is what your roof should…

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Nathan Peart
Oct 21, 2010 6:14 pm
melbmeg
melbmeg
22 October 2010

Going bonkers - cost to build custom home

Going bonkers - cost to build custom home

Thanks for your thoughts, guys. I called Inform today and they seem to think it's doable, and the idea of a complete service, from start to finish is appealing. Will let…

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melbmeg
Oct 22, 2010 5:58 pm
YBBroker
YBBroker
16 November 2010

Withdrawing after tender

Withdrawing after tender

It really depends on the paperwork you may have already signed when entering the agreement to go to tender. There are provisions in most building contracts also where each…

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YBBroker
Nov 16, 2010 12:58 pm

Hi Sheznay I meet with a building broker today he seem very good…

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Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
foodshock
foodshock
22 October 2010

Our Clarendon Arlington [Brisbane] - with a twist

Our Clarendon Arlington [Brisbane] - with a twist
QLD

How annoying! Is this something that you were aware of when you purchased the land? 5 + bedroom on your block seems huge, but I guess it makes a…

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foodshock
Oct 22, 2010 11:51 am
emilygirl
emilygirl
22 October 2010

Building defects listed in Section32

Building defects listed in Section32

The last one does it for me...doesn't comply with aussies standards..I think that means you will be sitting having your coffee and it will fall down on your head...not…

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emilygirl
Oct 22, 2010 1:37 pm
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
30 October 2010

planning permit wait.....

planning permit wait.....

Our amendment (and I stress the word amendment) took 10 months to get approved - and that was without any objections or…

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cookie_monster
Oct 30, 2010 8:58 pm
koolsville
koolsville
22 October 2010

A Perfect Home with Gemmill Homes - 6mth inspection 25/05/10

A Perfect Home with Gemmill Homes - 6mth inspection 25/05/10
WA
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We live around the corner from you ::smile:: We had heaps of trouble with our build, but so far things have gone pretty well since we got our keys... touch wood!! Flooring…

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koolsville
Oct 22, 2010 5:51 pm
koolsville
nerak
nerak
22 October 2010

A & K's build in the Hornsby shire - frames done

A & K's build in the Hornsby shire - frames done

Hi Andrew, Just wondering whether you have any pics to post showing your bricks? I think you mentioned in another thread that you were planning to use PGH Haberfield? …

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nerak
Oct 22, 2010 6:41 pm
sarahq
sarahq
22 October 2010

Alamanda - stage 15 - Santorini

Alamanda - stage 15 - Santorini
VIC

Hi! I built in stage 7 (down the back of the estate). I think we were M or H clas (can't quite remember!). Good luck with your build! Clarendon has some nice designs :)

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sarahq
Oct 22, 2010 8:22 pm
sarahq
The Elliot's
The Elliot's
22 October 2010

Northbound's M$tric0n Grandview 36 - HANDOVER + POOL Pics

Northbound's M$tric0n Grandview 36 - HANDOVER + POOL Pics
QLD
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House looks great! Hope everything is good and you settled! Congrats!

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The Elliot's
Oct 22, 2010 8:57 pm
noplacelikehouse
noplacelikehouse
22 October 2010

Orange NSW - good builders?

Orange NSW - good builders?
NSW

Hi Jooby I'm new too and came across this site looking for similar information ! We have been canvassing a few builders and so far for us the stand out in terms of…

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noplacelikehouse
Oct 22, 2010 9:34 pm
applegrove
applegrove
22 October 2010

Building a duplex in ADELAIDE

Building a duplex in ADELAIDE
SA

Hi Lightsview, You should be okay to lodge an application with Council for semi-detached dwellings (duplexes) and subsequently build, without subdividing the land until…

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applegrove
Oct 22, 2010 9:38 pm
Rowena
Rowena
22 October 2010

What is the waiting time from Slab to Frame

What is the waiting time from Slab to Frame
NSW

slab was down one week and frame the next. only took just over 3 days to frame as our builder had 2 teams of chippies on the job.

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Rowena
Oct 22, 2010 10:53 pm
Rowena
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
23 October 2010

How to keep council happy with 2 diff building materials

How to keep council happy with 2 diff building materials

We aren't in the same area, however had a similar covenant. We used brick, render, ecoply on the garage, and weathertex upstairs to achieve multiple finishes.

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upsydaisy
Oct 23, 2010 5:49 am
upsydaisy
XT4V
XT4V
23 October 2010

Tiles v Jackhammer 24hrs to decide VOTE NOW!!!

Tiles v Jackhammer 24hrs to decide VOTE NOW!!!
NSW
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great decision on the tiles, you wont regret it at all. carpet looks good for all of 6-12 months, then it ages real quickly.. at least the tiles won't wear out like carpet does.

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XT4V
Oct 23, 2010 2:12 pm

Hi, Here's how it looks now: I haven't even…

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btherl
Sep 04, 2015 11:25 am
btherl
nettie.b
nettie.b
25 October 2010

Lake Macquarie City Council

Lake Macquarie City Council

Thats great!! Hope our builders are just as quick, oh and the bank ::: All the best with your house. Nettie

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nettie.b
Oct 25, 2010 6:36 pm
nettie.b

... WITHOUT PREJUSTICE... We had a house built by dixon homes 6 bedrooms 7 ensuites, the bathroom tiles in all the bathrooms the grout is mix matched in colours,, some…

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Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
zeke
zeke
24 October 2010

HELP! Re ceiling height

HELP! Re ceiling height

Don't discount the possibility of it being rectified. Maybe they could do coffered ceilings with bulkheads, at least in some rooms. I say this because our builder was…

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zeke
Oct 24, 2010 6:04 pm
zeke
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
25 October 2010

Sales Consultants

Sales Consultants

I (We) don't like our sales guy, but He's the one our builder (small builder/franchise owner) says we have to deal with for the most part leading up to the build. We're…

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chrisandkate
Oct 25, 2010 9:08 pm
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
24 October 2010

the walls go up!! shans build - newhaven

the walls go up!! shans build - newhaven
WA

Looking great there! $7 per handle for all the handles? That seems a bit steep! I'd be mighty tempted to tell them to not do them and do them…

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sharky55_shan
Oct 24, 2010 8:57 pm
sharky55_shan
decryption
decryption
17 December 2010

Using an Architect to Design Home - Tips?

Using an Architect to Design Home - Tips?

Thanks for the tips everyone, will be looking in to it further :)

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decryption
Dec 17, 2010 9:58 am
clegga
clegga
25 October 2010

Fencing and Landscaping in the Newhaven Estate, Piara Waters

Fencing and Landscaping in the Newhaven Estate, Piara Waters

I am curious about this as we will be building in Newhaven, were you able to get your fences up prior to handover?

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clegga
Oct 24, 2010 11:02 pm
lissa
lissa
25 October 2010

How much does intercom cost?

How much does intercom cost?
VIC

I once bought a wirelss video door intercom system which with two 3.5" TFT LCD display monitor,one outdoor camera.it just costs $256.and it works well always.look…

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lissa
Oct 25, 2010 2:02 pm
mel_mox
mel_mox
25 October 2010

My house selections - cols, fittings, etc

My house selections - cols, fittings, etc
VIC

Thks :-) All girls at col app, electrical app & nat tiles were very helpful ;-)

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mel_mox
Oct 25, 2010 9:41 pm
lweehumpie
lweehumpie
26 October 2010

Building thread - *!

Building thread - *!
WA

Just about to sign on with this builder.. keen to hear feedback, pos or neg is appreciated. L

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lweehumpie
Oct 25, 2010 11:21 pm
PennoDream
PennoDream
10 May 2015

Enduroshield

Enduroshield

I just spent $1600 getting it applied to all my bathrooms in my new house. Tiles, mirrors and shower screens. Is it working? No bloody idea! I wanted it to make cleaning…

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PennoDream
May 10, 2015 6:10 pm
danniellec
danniellec
16 November 2010

wrong benchtops- What would you do??

wrong benchtops- What would you do??

I think we could have got more if we had really put our foot down but ultimately we liked the mistake and it was a bonus to get the extra stuff!

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danniellec
Nov 16, 2010 9:07 pm
deluxes
deluxes
16 July 2013

Fencing Adelaide

Fencing Adelaide

Jenkins Dirtworks -0433 441 700: based Gawler/Northern Adelaide suburbs. great price, great work. Has done work for me and the owner is a good mate. I recommended them…

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deluxes
Jul 16, 2013 8:35 pm
deluxes
Darth Teddy Bear
Darth Teddy Bear
29 October 2010

concerns over some aspects of the frame, advice sought

concerns over some aspects of the frame, advice sought

Hi all, I had a chance to speak with the builder onsite and he has explained that the packing is temporary as they wanted to get the frame up and next week they will be…

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Darth Teddy Bear
Oct 29, 2010 9:26 am
Darth Teddy Bear
tigerandox
tigerandox
30 October 2010

Front door/security door

Front door/security door

:: Thank you for all thos that replied, most helpful. The door is a hinged, according to the prelim contract, haven't been able to get a hold of anyone from M to confirm,…

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tigerandox
Oct 30, 2010 8:39 am
jimsy
jimsy
26 October 2010

KDRB with Roselea Homes - Should I change my plans???

KDRB with Roselea Homes - Should I change my plans???
NSW

Nerak, Interesting idea about the U-shape kitchen. Definitely adds alot more benchspace. Just one thing I would consider, and that is light. Depending on the size of the…

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jimsy
Oct 26, 2010 10:59 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
27 October 2010

ROSS NORTH the consultant in southern river

ROSS NORTH the consultant in southern river
WA

Maybe this needs to be done via PM rather than on a public forum.

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 27, 2010 12:20 am
The Garden Whisperer
patad
patad
27 October 2010

builders license fee?

builders license fee?

i agree. thanks for your reply.

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patad
Oct 27, 2010 3:05 pm
XT4V
XT4V
29 October 2010

Smoking inside new house

Smoking inside new house

good news.. so what parts of work are you responsible for? you don't often hear of an owner being part of the physical building process... is your other half a tradie?

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XT4V
Oct 29, 2010 4:07 pm
JasonMarnie1901
JasonMarnie1901
28 October 2013

Articulation Joint on Bricks

Articulation Joint on Bricks

I just came across this link and have an interrelated issue... We have had damage due flooding, our insurers asked us not to reinstate capping which we had lifted to…

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JasonMarnie1901
Oct 28, 2013 9:29 pm
emmamartin
emmamartin
27 October 2010

Paying a house with credit card?

Paying a house with credit card?

I ever tried citibank services so but obvious I had no vast knowledge about this but putting a house on a credit card was the best move .

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emmamartin
Oct 27, 2010 1:56 pm
jbo
jbo
27 October 2010

Negotiating Quote Price

Negotiating Quote Price

the chance of getting the price lower is not good, however we have been offered extras like colourbond roof upgrade for free.

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jbo
Oct 27, 2010 2:06 pm
sheznay
sheznay
27 October 2010

C*ollier in Aubin Grove - PCI Wed 20th Oct

C*ollier in Aubin Grove - PCI Wed 20th Oct
WA
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love your photos! The brick you have chosen was one of my favs too, looks lovely, nice and 'homely'. The raked ceilings are amazing, and your tile choices look great.…

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sheznay
Oct 27, 2010 2:37 pm
sheznay
ChargerWA
ChargerWA
29 October 2010

Jarrah Skirting, Architraves and Door Frames

Jarrah Skirting, Architraves and Door Frames

Hi Rdiq, You will only find jarrah architraves and skirting in a real top end home new homes, if you specifically ask for it due to it being expensive. With old growth…

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ChargerWA
Oct 29, 2010 10:51 pm
ChargerWA
anne66
anne66
26 September 2011

Any good building ispector used before handover in Brissy?

Any good building ispector used before handover in Brissy?

Hi new to this. I used a building inspector who was a builder for my inspections when we had a house built. We had our house designed by an architect, but a builder to…

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anne66
Sep 26, 2011 7:55 am
tsurf
tsurf
27 October 2010

Anyone building McCarthy or GJ Gardener acreage homes

Anyone building McCarthy or GJ Gardener acreage homes
QLD

I know of a very good custom builder whom I am in the process of dealing with who has several acreage style plans. Besides my Uncles canal house I had a look through 2…

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tsurf
Oct 27, 2010 4:38 pm
stegosaurus
stegosaurus
27 October 2010

all the sand - tile pics, splashback, girls bedroom

all the sand - tile pics, splashback, girls bedroom
SA
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Hey V You've been quiet - I hope you haven't abandoned us! How are you enjoying your house?

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stegosaurus
Oct 27, 2010 6:02 pm
nymphser
nymphser
8 November 2010

Red Gum Construction details

Red Gum Construction details

Never heard of Red Gum Constructions. Did you mean River Gum Constructions…

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nymphser
Nov 08, 2010 9:34 pm
lilizzy7
lilizzy7
28 October 2010

For those who built with Homebuyers Centre - Help!

For those who built with Homebuyers Centre - Help!

Thanks, I hope so too! Good news is we signed with them today! Our consultant has been so helpful over the last few…

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lilizzy7
Oct 28, 2010 1:51 am


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