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sleven
sleven
18 April 2011

What would you decide when building your home

What would you decide when building your home

Agree with the above too! This is our second house and hopefully our last! If you look at buying a house in an area that you like why would you want to move? (Although I…

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sleven
Apr 18, 2011 2:44 pm
sleven
hparis
hparis
18 April 2011

How thick to pour air con unit slab?

How thick to pour air con unit slab?

Ours is on 2 x concrete pavers and not connected to the house at all to prevent the vibration noise going through in to that room. DH wasn't real…

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hparis
Apr 18, 2011 5:58 pm
joles
joles
18 April 2011

Walk in robes

Walk in robes
NSW

Hi, you could check out the Met'con site. They have heaps of homes with that layout and they have lots of pics on their site. :D (Fill in the blanks on Met'con.... the…

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joles
Apr 18, 2011 9:58 pm
joles
~Nic~
~Nic~
18 April 2011

What project builder would you recommend?

What project builder would you recommend?
NSW

Not sure where you are building, but have you tried Coral Homes (they build on the East Coast, from around Sydney up to around Toowoomba)? We built with them last year -…

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~Nic~
Apr 18, 2011 11:20 pm
~Nic~
PeasInAPod
PeasInAPod
19 April 2011

Knowledge or advise....please?

Knowledge or advise....please?
WA

He met with the Earthworker today at our block. I don't know the details of the discussion, all I know is that there was some negotiating and the earthworks company and…

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PeasInAPod
Apr 19, 2011 1:30 am
PeasInAPod
lacasadelsims
lacasadelsims
19 April 2011

Lacasadelsims - Building a Henley Lexington Q3

Lacasadelsims - Building a Henley Lexington Q3
VIC

Just wanted to kick this off and invite you to watchour blog. We are building a Henley Home Lexington Q3 in The Heartlands…

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lacasadelsims
Apr 19, 2011 8:53 am
pish
pish
19 April 2011

Dennis Family Home Torquay

Dennis Family Home Torquay
VIC

Hi all. I was wondering if anyone has built with DFH recently in the Torquay/Geelong area. We are having discussions with them at the moment but was just wanting a bit of…

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pish
Apr 19, 2011 10:46 am
the_milesy
the_milesy
19 April 2011

Getting access to do your own wiring when building???

Getting access to do your own wiring when building???
NSW

As stated above, your builder is well within their rights to decline your request. It sucks, but that is the world we live in. I'd ask your builder for a quote on doing…

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the_milesy
Apr 19, 2011 11:06 am
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btherl
Apr 19, 2011 1:27 pm
btherl
bashworth
bashworth
19 April 2011

Servicing of front taps / connections

Servicing of front taps / connections
VIC

Plumber is responsible for all taps. The Council/water Authority are only responsible for the meter.

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bashworth
Apr 19, 2011 5:07 pm
bashworth
gogo65
gogo65
19 April 2011

Floorplan Help

Floorplan Help
QLD

Exactly what I was thinking Bel, :: I am not as clever as you though ::hyst:: Where the old ensuite is could be a WIR.

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gogo65
Apr 19, 2011 10:16 pm
gogo65
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Ari
Apr 20, 2011 8:59 am
16452067
16452067
20 April 2011

Ceiling Height - Point Cook Alamanda

Ceiling Height - Point Cook Alamanda
VIC

It's is usually quicker for you to do it yourself. If you check your council website you can often download the application forms and get…

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16452067
Apr 20, 2011 9:25 am
Mie
Mie
20 April 2011

Building with Allworth. What should I look out for?

Building with Allworth. What should I look out for?
NSW

I am also building a Concerto with Allworth but it's a house land package so I am not sure how much help I will be...I find their admin/call back first stages EXTREMELY…

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Mie
Apr 20, 2011 1:05 pm
Dave0363
Dave0363
20 April 2011

carpenters

carpenters
VIC

How much do you charge per square metre to do a frame , lockup, and fix What don't u understand

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Dave0363
Apr 20, 2011 6:31 pm
Logan
Logan
20 April 2011

What to look for at PCI ?

What to look for at PCI ?
VIC

Hi there, This is great, it certainly does help when you have an idea of what to look for. Regards Logan

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Logan
Apr 20, 2011 7:16 pm
normette
normette
21 April 2011

JORDAN SPRINGS AND FIBRE OPTICS

JORDAN SPRINGS AND FIBRE OPTICS
NSW

For those of you who have purchased land at Jordan Springs, has anyone's builder made provisions for connection to the fibre optics network (FTTH via Openetworks)? And if…

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normette
Apr 21, 2011 2:34 pm
TaliseFan
TaliseFan
21 April 2011

ILove_Sandhurst

ILove_Sandhurst
VIC

Thanks, Paul. I shall definitely have a read through of the Sandhurst rules and regulations before commencing my build. I would probably supply H with a copy as well so…

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TaliseFan
Apr 21, 2011 3:37 pm
ann81
ann81
21 April 2011

Masterton Symphony

Masterton Symphony
NSW

Hi all the Symphony is a lovely home, they all are though its hard to decide! was originally going to go with a double storey however due to getting overall pricing looks…

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ann81
Apr 21, 2011 5:17 pm
Koala_kate
Koala_kate
21 April 2011

Easter chocolates to inspect Liberty by Big M in Melbourne

Easter chocolates to inspect Liberty by Big M in Melbourne
VIC

Hi Koala_Kate, We are building the Tribeca by M homes - We absolutely LOVED the Liberty but unfortunately it was out of our price range = ( If…

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Koala_kate
Apr 21, 2011 9:12 pm
JACEM
JACEM
21 April 2011

BUILDER TO DO SEPTICS ???

BUILDER TO DO SEPTICS ???
WA

CHEERS SEDGIE. THATS A GREAT HELP. OUR SHIRE ALSO REQUIRE AN ECOMAX SYSTEM. PHONED AROUND A FEW SEPTIC PLACES, BUT THEY DIDN'T SEEM TOO INTERESTED? MIGHT HAVE TO LET THE…

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JACEM
Apr 21, 2011 11:06 pm

photos of the botched…

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80pride
Apr 21, 2011 11:13 pm
rickieg
rickieg
22 April 2011

storm water connecting problem

storm water connecting problem
WA

Thanks for your tips Bash,using a 9inch grinder diamond blade with several cuts, ozito demolishion hammer to chizel out and Bobs ya uncle all sorted cheers.

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rickieg
Apr 22, 2011 6:22 pm
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Aiah
Apr 28, 2011 6:54 am
Aiah
snoofie
snoofie
23 April 2011

What Handover Prezzie did you get?

What Handover Prezzie did you get?
VIC
1, 2

Snoofie, you'll be pleased to know we did get something. Not too fancy - just a BBQ set, tongs and a cook book. I guess you are building prestige,…

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snoofie
Apr 23, 2011 7:17 am
snoofie

Life's been busy and it's been a while since my last post! In the meantime, we've had the frame complete and the brickies going at it. 2 weeks in.. I'll let the pictures…

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irkj
Apr 23, 2011 5:38 pm
Camrw
Camrw
23 April 2011

Things that could be left until afterwards

Things that could be left until afterwards
WA

Make sure that you put powerpoints in positions where another double can be piggybacked off the wall behind by your own electrician. This may save money. Also consider…

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Camrw
Apr 23, 2011 8:34 pm
Camrw
Camrw
23 April 2011

New electricity regulations?

New electricity regulations?
VIC

Had a look at the page, thanks Trinity. Hopefully the electrics people will know all about this when we go for our selections.

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Camrw
Apr 23, 2011 10:02 pm
Pitek
Pitek
24 April 2011

METRICON LIBERTY 38

METRICON LIBERTY 38
VIC

hi John, You are not alone here: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=46579 :D

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Pitek
Apr 24, 2011 12:50 am
Pitek
Jazz&Brett
Jazz&Brett
24 April 2011

House That Jazz & Brett Built - Good Friday Deluge + Happy E

House That Jazz & Brett Built - Good Friday Deluge + Happy E
QLD
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Happy Easter Everyone! We are enjoying your first Easter in our new home! Working on a few projects this weekend. Good Friday Deluge…

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Jazz&Brett
Apr 24, 2011 7:24 am
Jazz&Brett
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


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