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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 9:30 am
paul.jason
Bam
Bam
19 December 2010

Honouring a quote?

Honouring a quote?
VIC

Our roofing company did this, even AFTER we had signed and paid a deposit!! ::angry:: Was too late to organise someone else as they were coming out the next week. Shame we didnt…

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Bam
Dec 19, 2010 12:00 pm
Bam
bashworth
bashworth
19 December 2010

Floor Design

Floor Design
VIC

If you want to get two houses on the block the first question to ask yourself is do you really need: A double garage A study The 4th Bedroom Making the house smaller…

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bashworth
Dec 19, 2010 3:12 pm
bashworth
gossipgirl
gossipgirl
19 December 2010

Building with Dechellis at Flag Staff Pines, SA

Building with Dechellis at Flag Staff Pines, SA
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Ben congrats to you and your wife on the wedding :: , I almost wish I could do it again (and the honeymoon) but not quite. Too much work! :lol: I had a good chat with your…

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gossipgirl
Dec 19, 2010 4:14 pm
nymphser
nymphser
19 December 2010

floor Tiles

floor Tiles

Hi., Can you please any one can guide me to choose proper tiles type and Colour(or carpet) Any one have any experiences with tiles in hall and bathroom. thanks Nisri

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nymphser
Dec 19, 2010 8:03 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
20 December 2010

Spa

Spa

i had a lanark spa at my last place and the builders noticed the fiberglass was a bit thin, they took it back and applied a fair bit more but personally it was a bit of a…

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sirgoat
Dec 20, 2010 1:38 pm
cdandrb
cdandrb
20 December 2010

CDandRB's Burbank Victory 1500 - Landscaping!

CDandRB's Burbank Victory 1500 - Landscaping!
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Definately, going to look into the automatic opener. As we've got a single, I'm expecting it to cost <$500 installed, well at-least that's the budget. We've got to do the…

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cdandrb
Dec 20, 2010 1:55 pm
cdandrb
btherl
btherl
20 December 2010

House boundaries are not equal to the plan

House boundaries are not equal to the plan
VIC

Yes I think you can expect compensation. That is a huge mistake. You should tell them that you were planning to use those areas for entertainment and for parking your…

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btherl
Dec 20, 2010 5:20 pm
btherl
nessbrown
nessbrown
20 December 2010

Thinking of building again. WA this time need builder advice

Thinking of building again. WA this time need builder advice
WA

Thanks RoofPlum!!! I really appreciate the response (and the welcome back!!) ::celeb:: I have heard good things about RN before, and you are right, at the end of the day the…

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nessbrown
Dec 20, 2010 10:13 pm
mel_mox
mel_mox
20 December 2010

Cornells hill - stage 5 in Doreen

Cornells hill - stage 5 in Doreen
VIC

Yeah - finally settlement is booked in for the 23rd of dec. About time. My gosh when land developers give u a time land will title don't believe em i say. 4 months later…

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mel_mox
Dec 20, 2010 10:33 pm
jonesby
jonesby
21 December 2010

Anyone build/buildiing with Scott Park Home(perth)

Anyone build/buildiing with Scott Park Home(perth)
WA
1 ... 42, 43, 44

removing tape doesn't sound like too much fun too me!!! We got a quote for a local painter to do undercoat & 2 top coats for between $3000 -…

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jonesby
Dec 21, 2010 12:00 am
Echo
Echo
21 December 2010

:: Home Sweet Home ::

:: Home Sweet Home ::
WA
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Sounds like great progress and everyone loves a spiffy Mailbox. ::smile::

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Echo
Dec 21, 2010 1:19 pm
Echo

hi tuberose it all depends on the look you want to achieve - our sliding doors are 3975mm wide and seem more than adequate - but we do have a set of triangle hilites…

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Bagheera
Dec 22, 2010 8:17 am
Team PD
Team PD
22 December 2010

Cottesloe by Porter Davis @ Lyndarum, Epping

Cottesloe by Porter Davis @ Lyndarum, Epping
VIC

my experience from tender to contract was not that good. we have decided not to proceed with PD. Get ready for to invest more. you will expect big…

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Team PD
Dec 22, 2010 4:10 pm
Team PD
bashworth
bashworth
22 December 2010

Ceiling Height - Opinions?

Ceiling Height - Opinions?
QLD
1, 2, 3

Another advantage of high ceilings is that its better for ceiling fans which can save on both heating and cooling costs

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bashworth
Dec 22, 2010 6:38 pm
bashworth

I haven't been able to sleep lately cause all i have been thinking about are the stupid stairs. I have emailed homebuyers centre and we are now getting the stairs added…

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cevapa
Dec 22, 2010 6:55 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
23 December 2010

Hot water system and Smartstart

Hot water system and Smartstart
SA

Approximately how much does a thousand litres of water cost? I mean if I have to put a controller in each bathroom and then wait a few minutes anyway is there much point?

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blueblueblue
Dec 23, 2010 11:17 am
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
23 December 2010

Guys falls through our ceiling. Advise plz

Guys falls through our ceiling. Advise plz

hhmmmmm you might not like this...but... i know that it is very stressfull and inconvienient that this bloke fell through the roof. but they have repaired the damage…

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sharky55_shan
Dec 23, 2010 5:47 pm
sharky55_shan
feggle
feggle
23 December 2010

SWITCH HOMES

SWITCH HOMES
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

What a week, busy busy busy busy busy. So much to do. Will upload some pics when we get internet. Hope all the builds are going well guys. Merry Christmas from the Feggles

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feggle
Dec 23, 2010 10:04 pm
feggle
dons80
dons80
23 December 2010

Do We Need To Build Agian??

Do We Need To Build Agian??
WA

good advice Mozzie unfortunately i dont think 40K would cover raising our celings by an extra 4 brick cources

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dons80
Dec 23, 2010 10:22 pm
Bam
Bam
23 December 2010

Brick similiar to Homestead Tan

Brick similiar to Homestead Tan
VIC

They're supposed to hold them and we can call them up as we need. They dont do deposits, its just a garantee kind of thing :? Which is obviously a load of bull anyway :roll:

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Bam
Dec 23, 2010 10:30 pm
Bam
sheznay
sheznay
23 December 2010

Where are your air conditioning controllers?

Where are your air conditioning controllers?
SA

I am going to have mine on near the kitchen. Centre of the home, I come through it when I get home from the garage and from the front door. I am going to place it on the…

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sheznay
Dec 23, 2010 11:09 pm
sheznay
Caspers Mate
Caspers Mate
23 December 2010

Completed Perry Home

Completed Perry Home

Attached is the blog from our new home built by Perry Homes. We have read other posts on here regarding problems encountered with Perry Homes. We could not be more happy…

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Caspers Mate
Dec 23, 2010 11:21 pm
RoofPlum66
RoofPlum66
24 December 2010

Porcelain tiling of Ensuite

Porcelain tiling of Ensuite
VIC

Abraham Something like this Client to supply Floor tiles to ensuite at his cost (no credit given) Client to arrange payment and laying of tiles with company tiler Just…

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RoofPlum66
Dec 24, 2010 12:20 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
24 December 2010

Sloping block KDRB in chatswood

Sloping block KDRB in chatswood
NSW

Perhaps you will 8) Good luck and keep us posted with all your design and issues. Have a Merry Christmas :D

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onc_artisan
Dec 24, 2010 4:44 pm
onc_artisan
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
24 December 2010

PGH Bricks

PGH Bricks
1, 2, 3

Heres a photo of our bricks on a pallet, some have been cut for the windows. You can see they are brown in the middle and have one brown…

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abrickspecialist
Dec 24, 2010 10:23 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
25 December 2010

Austral Metalix Bronze Bricks - are you building with these?

Austral Metalix Bronze Bricks - are you building with these?
NSW

Re colour wise it's each to their own but they are very nice bricks that are a fairly expensive upgrade. I would recommend that you talk to your builder about making…

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abrickspecialist
Dec 25, 2010 8:40 am
Band of Gypsies
Band of Gypsies
26 December 2010

We are building in Harrisons Rise Laurimar

We are building in Harrisons Rise Laurimar
VIC

Had a great Christmas, next year it will be in our new house! Need to start seriously looking at outdoor living areas. ::celeb::

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Band of Gypsies
Dec 26, 2010 6:45 pm
Band of Gypsies
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
27 December 2010

Steel frame versus timber frame

Steel frame versus timber frame
VIC

Not sure about other builders, but mine told me I cannot have steel frame with tiled roof, something about the roof trusses not being able to…

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Hills Guy
Dec 27, 2010 8:00 am
ace82
ace82
27 December 2010

Ace82's Build -The Esprit Ross North

Ace82's Build -The Esprit Ross North
WA
1, 2

Gosh, I've been bad and haven't updated for ages!! But the build is going great :) We are now in lockup and hopefully getting our cabinets in the new year. Have had no…

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ace82
Dec 27, 2010 1:37 pm
bashworth
bashworth
27 December 2010

Extending slab vs adding a deck

Extending slab vs adding a deck
NSW

If you are still a way from building it would be best to wait until the builder has developed the final drawings. They will probably be looking to do some site levelling…

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bashworth
Dec 27, 2010 2:15 pm
bashworth
Antho
Antho
27 December 2010

Twin Creeks Luddenham site costs

Twin Creeks Luddenham site costs
NSW

Is any one building at Twin Creeks Luddenham, Iam interesed how much were the site costs

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Antho
Dec 27, 2010 4:51 pm
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J & C
Dec 30, 2010 7:26 pm
flame_on
flame_on
19 January 2011

Bank wont approve loan for construction

Bank wont approve loan for construction

I'm joining this debate late, but I have been in the same situation (i.e. bank re-valued six months after unconditional approval only to devalue by approx $20,000 -…

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flame_on
Jan 19, 2011 4:28 pm
flame_on
Susie1985
Susie1985
27 December 2010

Anyone building/built with Plantation Homes QLD ?

Anyone building/built with Plantation Homes QLD ?
QLD

Havent built our home yet...Start building our 20m Q1 retreat in February on the Northside of Brisbane. Have to say we have built quite a few times with other builders and…

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Susie1985
Dec 27, 2010 11:51 pm
Kaytee
Kaytee
28 December 2010

leftover bricks

leftover bricks
NSW

I asked our SS if we could keep some leftover bricks. There was a pallet of them in a rear corner he said we could keep. Just put a sign on them and even laminate so it…

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Kaytee
Dec 28, 2010 11:55 am
Kaytee
sing builders
sing builders
28 December 2010

Anyone built a house out of stone?

Anyone built a house out of stone?
QLD

Thanks a lot. I'll check out those builders now.

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sing builders
Dec 28, 2010 11:59 am
pattycake4
pattycake4
28 December 2010

Interior wall

Interior wall
VIC

Could be slate

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pattycake4
Dec 28, 2010 7:29 pm
AntQ
AntQ
29 December 2010

SANDARRA GENERAL DISCUSSIONS

SANDARRA GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Hi, Can someone please advise the process of final inspection, which is undertaken by Clublinks? I have read it somewhere in my paperwork, that once construction has…

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AntQ
Dec 29, 2010 7:48 am
kyton
kyton
29 December 2010

What colour is your home theatre room?

What colour is your home theatre room?
VIC
1, 2

They are called a coffered ceiling. You would need to ask if your builder will do them and at what price.

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kyton
Dec 29, 2010 7:59 am
kyton
KAN
KAN
29 December 2010

Do you think bricks are becoming more fashionable?

Do you think bricks are becoming more fashionable?
NSW

Thanks for your replies everyone, it was really interesting to see the different opinions. The reason we are going with brick like many other people is because of…

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KAN
Dec 29, 2010 12:37 pm
donuts
donuts
29 December 2010

Demolition – Sharing the costs with the neighbour?

Demolition – Sharing the costs with the neighbour?
VIC

I don't see why not, it sounds fair. Have you thought about sharing the cost of the whole demolition? if both houses are roughly the same size it might be worht your…

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donuts
Dec 29, 2010 4:51 pm
donuts
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 December 2010

first home buyers beware

first home buyers beware
VIC

...and lets leave it at that please ;)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 30, 2010 1:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
emlet01
emlet01
30 December 2010

Is it worth getting an independent inspection at handover?

Is it worth getting an independent inspection at handover?
QLD

Thanks very much for the tip. I had no idea where to even find a qualified inspector. Thanks!

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emlet01
Dec 30, 2010 9:21 pm
carlswil
carlswil
31 December 2010

Progress payment clarification

Progress payment clarification
VIC

Our contract specifies that payment is due upon 'substantial completion' of the stages. Ours does specify wall and roof frames

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carlswil
Dec 31, 2010 12:18 pm
oldgold
oldgold
31 December 2010

Single phase or 3 phase

Single phase or 3 phase

I was advised to go 3ph as I use power hungry woodwork machinery in the shed, some of which requires 15Amp supply. It was suggested that 3ph would ensure no Brown-Outs…

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oldgold
Dec 31, 2010 6:31 pm
Pinchy
Pinchy
1 January 2011

What alternatives to gyp rock walls are there ?

What alternatives to gyp rock walls are there ?
QLD

I'm no expert, but have you considered pine lining boards? Or plywood sheets?

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Pinchy
Jan 01, 2011 11:38 am
MattM-WA
MattM-WA
1 January 2011

Unusual Requests

Unusual Requests
WA

Today i had a couple come on site and offered me cash to install a 4 globe tastic in there toilet - It would be like a…

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MattM-WA
Jan 01, 2011 12:19 pm


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