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pipphen
pipphen
1 November 2010

Sun Orientation - Home Design

Sun Orientation - Home Design
NSW

Thanks for your input, somewoman. I am so new to this and time is running out so I will definitely be going with the best 'fit' home designs from the builders. …

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pipphen
Nov 01, 2010 7:15 pm
sleven
sleven
1 November 2010

What is included in a Facade Design

What is included in a Facade Design

mel_mox is right - every builder is different. For instance - when we were choosing ours - we were shown 9 different facade options - some of them were no cost, some were…

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sleven
Nov 01, 2010 9:36 pm
sleven
ref_kt
ref_kt
5 November 2010

Help needed

Help needed

i guess im lucky in the fact i am the only person using both his and hers WIR at my place, so can afford to lose the corner area as space sounds like a great idea with…

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ref_kt
Nov 05, 2010 9:22 pm
ref_kt
sleven
sleven
2 November 2010

New to all of this....

New to all of this....
WA

Hi there - LOVE the house plan! It is so grand! Everything is set out so well! Have you made your colour selections as yet??/ I'm sure I speak for most people on here…

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sleven
Nov 02, 2010 11:39 am
sleven
Fi_Lars
Fi_Lars
2 November 2010

After PCI whats the max time builder take to fix everything?

After PCI whats the max time builder take to fix everything?

Thanks for the reply grom. Sorry to hear that you have been waiting for so long. We were always under the impression that the builder had 10 working days from PCI to get…

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Fi_Lars
Nov 02, 2010 1:02 pm
jbarry
jbarry
2 November 2010

Kazzbah61 switch home Tiling

Kazzbah61 switch home Tiling
WA

Hi Kazzbah Just wondering how things are going for you. Are you any closer to pci/handover? Cheers

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jbarry
Nov 02, 2010 5:54 pm
noddy09
noddy09
16 November 2010

No power at front of land - what are my rights??

No power at front of land - what are my rights??

Yeah I wrote them another email, they finally forwarded it onto their lawyer and they emailed me saying where would I like the cheque mailed to :) So I should receive that…

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noddy09
Nov 16, 2010 5:36 pm
noddy09
suh
suh
2 November 2010

blog and contact

blog and contact

I found someone blog in the homeone forum building list Can you tell me where this list is ::smile::

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suh
Nov 02, 2010 7:50 pm
suh
threeboxes
threeboxes
3 November 2010

Builiding with Coral Homes - Hamilton 252

Builiding with Coral Homes - Hamilton 252
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi, We never went ahead and basically you lose the $1600 :( But our friend who works for another building company said that it is worth contacting the consultant and…

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threeboxes
Nov 03, 2010 10:27 am
Hels
Hels
3 November 2010

No 12 mths maintenance inspection with PD?

No 12 mths maintenance inspection with PD?
VIC

Well this is clearly something I missed along the way, or forgot :th: I will make up a list of all the things to be done and give maintenance a call. Thanks for all the…

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Hels
Nov 03, 2010 11:15 am
Hels
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
3 November 2010

Building Stradbroke 279 (Coral Homes) Anyone else?

Building Stradbroke 279 (Coral Homes) Anyone else?
NSW

Hi Gypsy. Just wondering how you are getting on. We are just about to pay our deposit for the Stradbroke 279. We are just waiting on our preliminary estimate to come in. I…

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Tamara1975
Nov 03, 2010 2:13 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
6 November 2010

Show me your letter box :)

Show me your letter box :)

Hi, You will find some pictures of letter boxes on this…

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buildingwest
Nov 06, 2010 11:02 am
mel_mox
mel_mox
3 November 2010

Buiding in Doreen - Cornells Hill

Buiding in Doreen - Cornells Hill
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hey amelie, It wasn't too hard, I did many many hours of research & just kept showing hubby everything. We did sit-down one night & go thru elec stuff together. That was a…

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mel_mox
Nov 03, 2010 10:15 pm
Team PD
Team PD
17 November 2010

Contract signing this Wednesday!

Contract signing this Wednesday!

Hi Mel, Congratulations on your contract signing! :D It is a hefty document indeed, but by the sounds of things you got through it and have done well. A video guide that…

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Team PD
Nov 17, 2010 5:33 pm
Team PD
bel
bel
4 November 2010

Building our new home in Hornsby

Building our new home in Hornsby
NSW
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Yep give me a buzz if you can. I'm not working tomorrow - out and about with the kids so give me a call on the mobile :D

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bel
Nov 04, 2010 8:10 am
bel
M Jackson
M Jackson
16 October 2011

Asbestos?

Asbestos?

Well you know the definition of an expert dont you? It…

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M Jackson
Oct 16, 2011 9:26 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
4 November 2010

Coral Hamilton 252 - We are in and LOVING IT!!

Coral Hamilton 252 - We are in and LOVING IT!!
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Congrats on moving in!! Your house looks great. We are about to start on the stradbroke 279. We have added columns either side of the windows too and we were worried about…

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Tamara1975
Nov 04, 2010 9:11 am
clueless2009
clueless2009
4 November 2010

Timmy's Lisbon in Lyndhurst - Photo heavy!

Timmy's Lisbon in Lyndhurst - Photo heavy!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Seeing as im already here I may as well post the other pics of the house :) This is the new garage door we got…

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clueless2009
Nov 04, 2010 4:42 pm
cfmboots
cfmboots
4 November 2010

Our little piece of Heaven in VIC

Our little piece of Heaven in VIC
VIC

Hi great pics, but you didnt say who the builder was? We have land and plans, but we need to find a custom builder. Do you recommend your builder? Thanks

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cfmboots
Nov 04, 2010 5:20 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
5 November 2010

Housing companies

Housing companies
TAS

You could always look at the Owner Builder option, but employ a project manager. Perhaps if you can breakdown the different components on a spreadsheet listing their…

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chrisandkate
Nov 05, 2010 9:23 am
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
5 November 2010

Does anyone have a pic of the SPH Sovereign Facade

Does anyone have a pic of the SPH Sovereign Facade

I think rendering our front was about $1k. My covenants list is looong! We had to have rendered fronts as well as a feature material, not just 2 colours. Its so hard…

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dragonflychic
Nov 05, 2010 3:17 pm
xquisite
xquisite
6 December 2010

FIRST TIME USER!! Woodland Grey and Dune

FIRST TIME USER!! Woodland Grey and Dune

However, our main problem is with the main render colour we have chosen in dulux BEIGE ROYAL. It just seems a little light and possibly throws…

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xquisite
Dec 06, 2010 10:53 am
sugotosan
sugotosan
5 November 2010

Help. Stormwater Drainage

Help. Stormwater Drainage

Hi, Am hoping someone can help me. I am looking to purchase a relatively flat block and build a dual occupancy dwelling. It is above street level, however sewage line is…

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sugotosan
Nov 05, 2010 9:48 pm
Zarli
Zarli
6 November 2010

Commodore Homes - Malvern Springs WA - Step 1

Commodore Homes - Malvern Springs WA - Step 1
WA

Hi Belle-joy, wondering if you have any updates for your house, how you are finding everything?

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Zarli
Nov 06, 2010 12:49 am
Zarli
n&n02
n&n02
5 November 2010

Overflowing gutters – Is this an urgent problem?

Overflowing gutters – Is this an urgent problem?

They come today to fix the gutter. DH got up there and he said it's now cleared of water and they fixed the bow in the gutter too. Maybe it was bowing under the weight…

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n&n02
Nov 05, 2010 8:56 pm
emma7
emma7
6 November 2010

Help with timber flooring...

Help with timber flooring...
VIC
1, 2

hey krissy what height is your kitchen bench sitting at from the slab? is it on yhour kitchen plans?? em

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emma7
Nov 06, 2010 10:08 am
Nath06
Nath06
6 November 2010

Relocation of existing house

Relocation of existing house
NSW

Thanks for the feedback. I'll have to do some homework on the destination council to understand the hurdles involved with this type of project which may slow it…

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Nath06
Nov 06, 2010 11:14 am
danniellec
danniellec
6 November 2010

Who is supposed to be in by Christmas?

Who is supposed to be in by Christmas?
VIC
1, 2

We got our letter yesterday- handover 3rd of December. Finally excited again about the house- scared about the packing!!!! Heres to hoping you all find out soon!

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danniellec
Nov 06, 2010 12:06 pm
super e
super e
6 November 2010

Kube homes - QLD

Kube homes - QLD
QLD

I have just paid the holding deposit on the Kube KM201. Might change to a 203. Looking to get started sometime next year. Love to hear from someone that has started or…

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super e
Nov 06, 2010 8:23 pm
GLLSC
GLLSC
6 November 2010

Slab not parallel to frame

Slab not parallel to frame

Hi Our slab has been laided and the builders have started the frame work. Everything good so far except in the laundry the slab wet area cut out and the frame are not…

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GLLSC
Nov 06, 2010 8:56 pm
jessandjohn
jessandjohn
5 March 2011

on site costs in Darley Vic

on site costs in Darley Vic

currently going through a builder, building in bacchu views also..they have advised costs of 13000 but they havent confirmed yet

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jessandjohn
Mar 05, 2011 7:19 pm
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YBBroker
Nov 16, 2010 5:14 pm
prawncraker
prawncraker
7 November 2010

Places Homes Glendale 28

Places Homes Glendale 28
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

have started landscaping and is exhausting...will post final products....grass is growing out the front!!!!exciting...lol

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prawncraker
Nov 07, 2010 5:20 pm
toby
toby
7 November 2010

Late 2010 New Home Builders - Chat

Late 2010 New Home Builders - Chat
NSW

HI everyone We have just had the earthworks done. They have got everything ready for the footings tomorrow, monday and the concrete slab goes down on Tuesday. We are…

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toby
Nov 07, 2010 5:49 pm
leipoppy
leipoppy
7 November 2010

Photos please - Riva 33 - Metro facade

Photos please - Riva 33 - Metro facade

Hi Everyone, We're new to the forum but have very much appreciated everyone's stories and shared advice thus far! Just wondering if anyone has built Metricon's Riva in the…

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leipoppy
Nov 07, 2010 7:41 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
7 November 2010

Ceiling height verses door height

Ceiling height verses door height

Thanks Ladies, Julie-Anne i'm sorry i thought i thanked you before for your photo's,which look lovely by the way. cheers

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kerry-ann
Nov 07, 2010 10:53 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
30 August 2016

vertical or horizontal core bricks internal?

vertical or horizontal core bricks internal?

And you are a broker Salesman Right? As an Engineer and Bricklayer That does structural repairs I would disagree What about bending in walls.. which brick is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 30, 2016 11:06 am
StructuralBIMGuy
kktan9812
kktan9812
11 October 2011

Anyone seen or used "Timber Tiles" for their home?

Anyone seen or used "Timber Tiles" for their home?

I am also interested in the timber tiles. Did you manage to have it done on your house. I know the timber tiles is kinda expensive. How much does it come up to per sq.m?

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kktan9812
Oct 11, 2011 1:40 pm
banner125
banner125
8 November 2010

The Cost for building 2 Townhouses in Melbourne's East

The Cost for building 2 Townhouses in Melbourne's East

You will need a planning application and will probably be required under the terms of the planning permit to build both at the same time. Check with your council. This is…

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banner125
Nov 08, 2010 10:34 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
9 November 2010

Newbee here.... NBG. Good so far. Laminate floor or tiles???

Newbee here.... NBG. Good so far. Laminate floor or tiles???

I always suggest taking Flooring out of the contract and doing it yourself. You have far more control and often get a better deal. Builders work on a min markup of around…

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anthony_carter
Nov 09, 2010 8:32 am
FirstTimeBuild
FirstTimeBuild
8 November 2010

HSTP plans?

HSTP plans?
QLD

Thanks for all your replies, we're still waiting for our site tests to be done so maybe they'll sit down and do the plans after that for us to take to our NHP... well i…

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FirstTimeBuild
Nov 08, 2010 2:05 pm
Dollar
Dollar
15 November 2010

Colour combination - opinions please?

Colour combination - opinions please?

Casey not sure if I can be of much help but we have used Vanilla bricks for some of our house...see" Dollarz house" thread

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Dollar
Nov 15, 2010 5:03 pm
JagSRK
JagSRK
8 November 2010

Our experience with Burbank.......so far

Our experience with Burbank.......so far
VIC

Glass stairs in Forrester 4300 will cost you a fortune. Sales consultant at WL display center reckons it is 20k. We also had a long drive to Arena Display Center in…

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JagSRK
Nov 08, 2010 4:19 pm
YBBroker
YBBroker
16 November 2010

Correct Mouldings Help!

Correct Mouldings Help!

If the manufacturer can give you installation and fixing guides then i'd proceed with them as per the fixing instructions. If they can not then get a refund.

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YBBroker
Nov 16, 2010 4:47 pm
baley@thefarms
baley@thefarms
27 April 2011

Choosing external colours and bricks and tiles

Choosing external colours and bricks and tiles

I can't think of where your cladding will be? Is there alot of it? Surfmist is pretty much white, some pics it looks grey but I have surfmist windows, doors, fascia and…

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baley@thefarms
Apr 27, 2011 6:15 pm
ruka2007
ruka2007
8 November 2010

ready for the roof 31 oct

ready for the roof 31 oct
WA

hey kiwi, roof is now on we chose colourbond bushland. Was gonna go with ironstone but too many of that colour around. bushland still looks good with the light bricks -…

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ruka2007
Nov 08, 2010 8:49 pm
sheznay
sheznay
4 June 2011

Why did you choose either Tiles or Timber Flooring?

Why did you choose either Tiles or Timber Flooring?
1, 2, 3

I have seen these wood look tiles. I think they look amazing.

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sheznay
Jun 04, 2011 2:10 pm
sheznay

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