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Nathan Peart
Nathan Peart
19 October 2010

Window position in full brick - how close?

Window position in full brick - how close?

There is no reason that the window cannot be in either position. Personally I think hardup against the internal corner would be better as that would make a better finish…

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Nathan Peart
Oct 19, 2010 2:37 pm
Kurrajong
Kurrajong
19 October 2010

quote for off the plan at $480k.... time for architect?

quote for off the plan at $480k.... time for architect?
VIC

Gday Cookie, As far as the whole debate as to project / Design & Construct / Architect, Im always going to pick the middleground. (Of course I am biased) If you are…

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Kurrajong
Oct 19, 2010 5:00 pm
Kurrajong
jayw
jayw
19 October 2010

Building in WA Southwest

Building in WA Southwest
WA

No WA Country Builders? ::lol:: Have you done a search as I know they've both been asked about on here a few times.

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jayw
Oct 19, 2010 7:22 pm
jayw
shape
shape
25 January 2011

do you need a deposit for a building loan?

do you need a deposit for a building loan?

hi people just wondering if you need a deposit when applying for a building loan or do they use the fhog. Reason im asking is that my bank has asked…

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shape
Jan 25, 2011 3:36 pm
shape
take2
take2
19 October 2010

Tender/quote time limit

Tender/quote time limit
NSW

That really seems such a short time for a quote, of course they are trying to push you into signing quickly, prices are not going to change greatly in a couple of weeks, …

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take2
Oct 19, 2010 10:42 pm
take2
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1st timer
Oct 19, 2010 11:19 pm
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carlswil
Oct 20, 2010 7:02 am
sheznay
sheznay
15 November 2010

Any tips for a 1st timer

Any tips for a 1st timer

Hi 1st timer - i'm actually a building broker myself so take this advice as you please. If you're looking for a standard home design then value for…

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sheznay
Nov 15, 2010 11:24 am
sheznay
duke
duke
20 October 2010

Introducing the Stila BK1 - Verve (Plantation)

Introducing the Stila BK1 - Verve (Plantation)
QLD
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What brand model aircon did you get installed?

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duke
Oct 20, 2010 1:08 pm

Not sure about full render, but it certainly seems to be a popular colour. Southies…

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bel
Oct 29, 2010 7:06 am
bel
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
2 July 2011

Has anyone else got the SMART WASTE system Installed?

Has anyone else got the SMART WASTE system Installed?

Has anyone's smart tile been installed like this (in relation to the tile joins) and if so do you have any drainage problems? http://www.buildinganewhome.com.au/wp-c…

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Testedbytime
Jul 02, 2011 3:12 pm
kek
kek
22 October 2010

Show me . . . The Facade!!!

Show me . . . The Facade!!!

Mine are all over my blog.... (the link's in the sig)

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kek
Oct 22, 2010 10:50 pm
kek
acrebuild1
acrebuild1
19 November 2010

Construction Loan......Help

Construction Loan......Help

Just incase anyone wanted to know what happened in our case - commbank came through with the goods, we refinanced our investment property and land and drew on some of the…

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acrebuild1
Nov 19, 2010 9:06 pm
jkc
jkc
20 October 2010

Places Homes

Places Homes
VIC

Hi Malrose, we are thinking of building with Places and are in the middle of trying to get a draft quote from them. Four weeks so far. Getting very frustrated with the…

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jkc
Oct 20, 2010 7:36 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
20 October 2010

Annie's build

Annie's build
VIC

Will just pop a post here so that I can keep updated with how you go Annie! I'm originally from Bendigo and still have family there...

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Deemaree
Oct 20, 2010 7:50 pm
Deemaree
vincy
vincy
20 October 2010

Building the Santorini Grande: WE'RE IN!!

Building the Santorini Grande: WE'RE IN!!
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Hi vincy - got the Interim Occupancy Certificate just as we moved in! All the reports etc were compiled before our driveway was done so this…

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vincy
Oct 20, 2010 9:13 pm
verb
verb
22 October 2010

Any home designs with 4m x 4m standard size minor bedrooms?

Any home designs with 4m x 4m standard size minor bedrooms?

Southies - yes, I was hoping to cheat and just find "the" perfect plan ;)

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verb
Oct 22, 2010 10:01 am
Team PD
Team PD
5 November 2010

Contract and second soil test

Contract and second soil test
1, 2

Hello rramesh, Thank you for keeping us updated. I'm glad to see that you are maintaining contact with your CSA. I have received your private message and will bring it to…

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Team PD
Nov 05, 2010 3:17 pm
Team PD
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
20 October 2010

Better Homes Queensland - Canopy's Edge CAIRNS

Better Homes Queensland - Canopy's Edge CAIRNS
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Have to admit I have been down to Cairns a couple of times recently and thought of you as I come off the range, wondering how things are going.

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Raleighfarm
Oct 20, 2010 10:49 pm
Raleighfarm
dame59
dame59
21 October 2010

Anyone building or recently built with In-Vogue Homes Perth?

Anyone building or recently built with In-Vogue Homes Perth?
WA

Thanks, yes we've looked at APG after building our first home through Dale Alcock. We loved building with them, hence we looked at their other companies straight away. APG…

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dame59
Oct 20, 2010 11:34 pm
luvlee79
luvlee79
22 October 2010

overwhelmed

overwhelmed

Thanks jxh, We are in Qld and the guy I spoke to yesterday seems to think there will be no restrictions in taking the tree out, I think it is a fruit tree (mango maybe).

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luvlee79
Oct 22, 2010 10:39 am
jimnsal
jimnsal
21 October 2010

PCI next week

PCI next week

Hi AngPat, My PCI is next week and I came across this thread viewtopic.php?f=31&t=33984&hilit=inspection+check+list+henley I think it has everything you are looking…

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jimnsal
Oct 21, 2010 3:12 pm
jimnsal
kyton
kyton
21 October 2010

Time builder takes for maintenace

Time builder takes for maintenace

Put it in writing to the builder and name a date - something workable, ie 10 workings day etc that you expect the work to be completed by. Also state that by such and such…

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kyton
Oct 21, 2010 5:13 pm
kyton
kyton
kyton
21 October 2010

Optimal size bedrooms

Optimal size bedrooms
1, 2

Bagheera - you may have to send Ash a PM as he may not have this thread on his watchlist?

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kyton
Oct 21, 2010 5:16 pm
kyton
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??
1, 2

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
1 ... 14, 15, 16

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
1 ... 8, 9, 10

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
1, 2

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


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