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ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
30 August 2010

Recycled water - brown and smelling like sewerage?

Recycled water - brown and smelling like sewerage?

We were in our house today and noticed a smell in the bathroom. We found that the water flushing the toilets (both ensuite and bathroom across the other side of the house)…

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ibfragalot99
Aug 30, 2010 4:07 pm
ibfragalot99
pipphen
pipphen
30 August 2010

anyone built a Casaview Home?

anyone built a Casaview Home?
NSW

Seems like the same question pops up occasionally about Casaview but there are scarsely any feedback about them? I am considering going with Casaview but the lack of info…

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pipphen
Aug 30, 2010 4:53 pm
Southies
Southies
30 August 2010

WIR and Wardrobe doors - Advice, Pics, Prices.........?

WIR and Wardrobe doors - Advice, Pics, Prices.........?

Main bedroom has a WIR with shelve and hanging space only – wondering if I am best to get this fitted out with some other kind of…

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Southies
Aug 30, 2010 5:50 pm
Southies
pipphen
pipphen
30 August 2010

Building a Wisdom Manhattan 42(51).....Handover :))

Building a Wisdom Manhattan 42(51).....Handover :))
NSW
1, 2

Hi hills_builder, Just been to your blog and enjoyed viewing the different stages of your building process. Congrats on moving in! I am hoping to be doing the same in a…

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pipphen
Aug 30, 2010 6:54 pm
bryceandjennifer
bryceandjennifer
30 August 2010

Building MJ's Monte Carlo - Morpeth

Building MJ's Monte Carlo - Morpeth
NSW

Hi All, Have been scanning through this site reading everyone elses posts and thought I would start my own. We are building the Monte Carlo at Morpeth, have been through…

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bryceandjennifer
Aug 30, 2010 7:22 pm
dilla
dilla
30 August 2010

HIA Contract - who can witness the signature?

HIA Contract - who can witness the signature?
QLD

Anyone should be able to witness it for you. I witnessed DP and he witnessed me.

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dilla
Aug 30, 2010 10:22 pm
dilla
draco76
draco76
30 August 2010

Can anyone help me find this clothesline?

Can anyone help me find this clothesline?
NSW

just reviving this thread as i am currently in the hunt of a clothesline...

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draco76
Aug 30, 2010 11:50 pm
n&n02
n&n02
31 August 2010

Slight fall on land - help me design my lot!

Slight fall on land - help me design my lot!
QLD

Hi hd We liased directly with p33t's fencing people who arranged our retaining wall (I think ours ended up being 600mm high and 23m long). They put in the retaining…

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n&n02
Aug 31, 2010 8:41 am
kel
kel
19 September 2010

waffle pod

waffle pod

susd They will replace them with bricks when bricks laying starts. I had the same, and I am told it is supposed to be a decorative feature.

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kel
Sep 19, 2010 4:58 pm
Cass&Dec
Cass&Dec
31 August 2010

Is anyone building with PERRY HOMES in QLD or Northern NSW??

Is anyone building with PERRY HOMES in QLD or Northern NSW??
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Stu Are you still on here. Would like to talk to you in regards to your perry home

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Cass&Dec
Aug 31, 2010 11:29 am
kitwen
kitwen
31 August 2010

Anyone building with Fairhaven homes?

Anyone building with Fairhaven homes?
VIC

All i can say is building is a headache and the quality represented in the display homes does not mean your home will turn out that…

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kitwen
Aug 31, 2010 12:24 pm
Cooped07
Cooped07
31 August 2010

colorbond vs tiles

colorbond vs tiles

Our choice of colorbond (Jasper colour) was easy - it was a free upgrade. Hickinbotham had a promotion giving their clients a free upgrade to colorbond. We were going…

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Cooped07
Aug 31, 2010 2:20 pm
Cooped07
saemiseon
saemiseon
31 August 2010

What other costs do I need to budget fo?

What other costs do I need to budget fo?
VIC

Hi there. It'll obviously vary heaps depending on each build so I'll just write down what's happening for us after handover so that you'd get an idea:) we're doing…

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saemiseon
Aug 31, 2010 4:06 pm
Casa2
Casa2
31 August 2010

URGENT - Big M SS denying our Independant Inspector PCI

URGENT - Big M SS denying our Independant Inspector PCI
VIC

I wouldn't worry about builders' requirements. After you've done your PCI go home and thing about it. Unless they have a gun to your head, no one can force you to sign.…

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Casa2
Aug 31, 2010 4:13 pm
VijayGaba
VijayGaba
31 August 2010

Fencing Costs

Fencing Costs
VIC

Hi, Do you also send me through PM the fence guy details? Thanks Regards

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VijayGaba
Aug 31, 2010 4:30 pm
trudy
trudy
31 August 2010

talise henley

talise henley
VIC

Since putting up this post we have put down our deposit and have made our colour appointment to build the talise q2. I had some concerns about how narrow the house was...…

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trudy
Aug 31, 2010 5:47 pm
hills_builder
hills_builder
31 August 2010

Builders Standard Range tiles in particular Wisdom Homes

Builders Standard Range tiles in particular Wisdom Homes
NSW

Hi Anna, We used tiles from the standards builders range for our bathroom. The only extra was the feature tiles which we used in one wall in each shower. We did think…

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hills_builder
Aug 31, 2010 5:54 pm
Southies
Southies
31 August 2010

Independent inspector in Sydney

Independent inspector in Sydney
NSW

If you do a search vincent 337, you should find a few threads relating to this :wink:

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Southies
Aug 31, 2010 7:17 pm
Southies
take2
take2
1 September 2010

Render or no render- What do you think? Poll included

Render or no render- What do you think? Poll included

I would def render the portico, just to break up the red bricks. If you can wait until the roof is on to choice the colour, then get a couple of sample pots. Cheers Lou

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take2
Sep 01, 2010 9:51 am
take2
SherWin
SherWin
1 September 2010

builder's rules... for final inspection

builder's rules... for final inspection
VIC

The 2nd SS we had for our build (1st one got fired) was a d**khead. First thing he said was "I've built $2M houses before and this is nothing…

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SherWin
Sep 01, 2010 12:18 pm
Pug
Pug
1 September 2010

Builder recommendations - Bentleigh, McKinnon Moorabbin

Builder recommendations - Bentleigh, McKinnon Moorabbin
VIC

Hi all, I wondering if you’ve had a property build around the above areas if y’all can recommend a builder? We’re at the stage of collating a list to send out…

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Pug
Sep 01, 2010 1:45 pm
Momo1979
Momo1979
1 September 2010

DreamHome 2010 Land Prepared - Photos Added Site

DreamHome 2010 Land Prepared - Photos Added Site
WA

I'm down in Northerly too !! Slab down in 2 weeks time !! :z: .... Can't wait after all the paperwork and waiting around for approvals for months on end..

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Momo1979
Sep 01, 2010 2:09 pm
Momo1979
Pug
Pug
1 September 2010

building inspectors

building inspectors
VIC

I'm starting the process of building and I have a good building inspector that I will be employing at the base stage, frame stage, lock-up stage and Final Inspection…

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Pug
Sep 01, 2010 2:43 pm
Miss
Miss
1 September 2010

I've got the LOVE..Handover 24/8!

I've got the LOVE..Handover 24/8!
1 ... 14, 15, 16

I hope all is going well with moving in!

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Miss
Sep 01, 2010 3:53 pm
boiselfish
boiselfish
1 September 2010

What's included at "LOCK UP" stage ? Invoice received ...

What's included at "LOCK UP" stage ? Invoice received ...

Your house is past lock up. All those internal fittings are usually in the next payment. Just pay it. Not paying a progress payment is not going…

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boiselfish
Sep 01, 2010 9:38 pm
Pugs
Pugs
2 September 2010

Hanging things in steel framed homes

Hanging things in steel framed homes

check out Ramset hooks at the hardware store...

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Pugs
Sep 02, 2010 6:53 am
Pugs
kristyv
kristyv
2 September 2010

building at the hunt club-is this ok help!!!!!!!

building at the hunt club-is this ok help!!!!!!!
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Mohammed, Hows everything going with your house. Good luck with everything.. ::smile::

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kristyv
Sep 02, 2010 10:35 am
FeeDee
FeeDee
2 September 2010

Can anyone recommend fencing co for Ivanhoe (cheap, quality)

Can anyone recommend fencing co for Ivanhoe (cheap, quality)
VIC

Hi, I'm after a quote for back fence across two properties. Also, can anyone tell me the rules and regulations for how high you can build, with or without lattice?

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FeeDee
Sep 02, 2010 11:06 am
Team PD
Team PD
2 September 2010

Porter Davis Maintenance Question

Porter Davis Maintenance Question
VIC

I gave up on my unfinished 3 month maintenance 18 months ago. It was worth it to not deal with that company ever again. Service usually begins…

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Team PD
Sep 02, 2010 11:39 am
Team PD
blackjack46
blackjack46
2 September 2010

New home

New home

Hi , Do you have vaccant land and looking for a good quality builder but with less prices?? Standard…

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blackjack46
Sep 02, 2010 12:15 pm
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
2 September 2010

Can I use a KING bedhead with a Queen matress & base

Can I use a KING bedhead with a Queen matress & base

I've a king mattress with ensemble, and a custom-made bed head attached to the ensemble. The width of the king mattress is 1.8m while a queen mattress is 1.5m. There will…

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rocketleaves
Sep 02, 2010 1:51 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
2 September 2010

Does anyone want or need soil in 3030, VIC area?

Does anyone want or need soil in 3030, VIC area?

I have about 10 car trailer loads of clean clay/fill to remove. I have a close construction site that are happy to take the soil but if you you need a top/fill up then I…

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Adam.M
Sep 02, 2010 2:15 pm
johng
johng
2 September 2010

Masterton Build

Masterton Build
NSW

Many thanks Mrs Rose I have recently followed Lizzy build and see that you have been very helpful. I was actually going to build the Santori, but in a vogue type finish.…

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johng
Sep 02, 2010 3:27 pm
Missing Link
Missing Link
2 September 2010

Lock up Stage Payment

Lock up Stage Payment

Hi Everyone thanks for the reply's we sent builder a email regarding the issues and he has Acknowledged the issues but has kind of put the blame back on his sub…

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Missing Link
Sep 02, 2010 5:18 pm
upo
upo
2 September 2010

GJ Gardner homes

GJ Gardner homes
NSW

Has anyone built with GJ Gardner homes in newcastle?

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upo
Sep 02, 2010 5:30 pm
Dove
Dove
2 September 2010

Getting Nervous - 12 weeks to play with

Getting Nervous - 12 weeks to play with

I know how you feel. Took out a 12 month lease in March with a estimated completion of prior Xmas. Not confident. At this point planning to go month by month when lease…

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Dove
Sep 02, 2010 5:47 pm
Dove
sashla
sashla
2 September 2010

Red glossy ceramic tiles?????

Red glossy ceramic tiles?????
VIC

Thanks Vanilla Tree I'll check them out

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sashla
Sep 02, 2010 10:20 pm
sashla
Petermet
Petermet
3 September 2010

Home phone line connection

Home phone line connection
1, 2, 3

I think that you can only move your (same) number to new place (if that's what you meant) if the 2 places are within the same exchange. And it should…

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Petermet
Sep 03, 2010 12:19 am
shonzilla
shonzilla
3 September 2010

Hammond Park, WA - Australia - Share Experiences

Hammond Park, WA - Australia - Share Experiences
WA

Not to sure to be honest, it was 12 months ago and prices have changed alot. 9/10 out of ten builders dont include painting in the house price, it would be an added extra…

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shonzilla
Sep 03, 2010 11:29 am
shonzilla
JAC&RBH
JAC&RBH
3 September 2010

Independent Building Inspectors for PCI

Independent Building Inspectors for PCI
VIC

Hi Everyone, We are about 6-7 weeks of our new home being completed. We have tossed up whether or not to hire an independent inspector for our final inspection. From the…

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JAC&RBH
Sep 03, 2010 1:02 pm
Phillshz
Phillshz
3 September 2010

Building a house on a block of land

Building a house on a block of land
VIC

Wow, pretty expensive stuff, lots of cash over the base price, where does the extra $$$ go? Also, I'm curious as to if you can change the plans,…

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Phillshz
Sep 03, 2010 4:24 pm
Belial
Belial
3 September 2010

Help! Builder wants us to sign contract with provisional sum

Help! Builder wants us to sign contract with provisional sum
VIC

yes, yes there is but you've come to the right place :lol: We didn't have any…

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Belial
Sep 03, 2010 5:44 pm
Belial
Dove
Dove
3 September 2010

Porter Davis Facade for Francis

Porter Davis Facade for Francis
VIC

My home had a standard 22 degree roof pitch that I increased to 25 degrees. My concern is not style but to ensure that water comes off the roof as quickly as possible. I…

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Dove
Sep 03, 2010 6:02 pm
Dove
Adam.M
Adam.M
3 September 2010

What not to do with Builder?

What not to do with Builder?
WA

We were lucky that the builder had a $15k for $40k worth of upgrades. You could see bluntly on the page the exorbitant prices. Like $8k for a evaporative but after the…

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Adam.M
Sep 03, 2010 7:59 pm
Alex88
Alex88
3 September 2010

Laurimar Shops

Laurimar Shops
VIC

I know the medical centre will eventually expand :P That's about it, I'll ask my mother next time I speak to her as she works there, see if she's heard any news from the locals.

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Alex88
Sep 03, 2010 8:34 pm
Alex88
Alex88
Alex88
3 September 2010

Things to start buying before moving in?

Things to start buying before moving in?

A few stores held onto our furniture and delivered to the new house, they were life savers. One place we buy lots from let us have a 12…

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Alex88
Sep 03, 2010 8:38 pm
Alex88
Trinity
Trinity
3 September 2010

we have the keys!

we have the keys!
VIC

thanks! it'll be a busy week with Blackbutt timber floor, carpet and extra electrical work going in.

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Trinity
Sep 03, 2010 9:23 pm
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
3 September 2010

Concrete Flooring?

Concrete Flooring?
WA

Hmmm, Beaumonde haven't mentioned who they usually use. I wonder if Onc would be any cheaper.. or willing to write the bill to my company LOL I suppose Onc work with a…

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718
MrsGreen
Sep 03, 2010 11:29 pm
MrsGreen
Momo1979
Momo1979
4 September 2010

Electrical Plan headaches!

Electrical Plan headaches!
QLD

You guys are good ! Wish i had trolled this forum before i did pre start. But i had as many electrical points i could and smart wired mine with Cat 6 as well. Good tips,…

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Momo1979
Sep 04, 2010 2:12 pm
Momo1979


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