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lweehumpie
lweehumpie
26 October 2010

Building thread - *!

Building thread - *!
WA

Just about to sign on with this builder.. keen to hear feedback, pos or neg is appreciated. L

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lweehumpie
Oct 26, 2010 12:21 am
PennoDream
PennoDream
10 May 2015

Enduroshield

Enduroshield

I just spent $1600 getting it applied to all my bathrooms in my new house. Tiles, mirrors and shower screens. Is it working? No bloody idea! I wanted it to make cleaning…

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PennoDream
May 10, 2015 7:10 pm
danniellec
danniellec
16 November 2010

wrong benchtops- What would you do??

wrong benchtops- What would you do??

I think we could have got more if we had really put our foot down but ultimately we liked the mistake and it was a bonus to get the extra stuff!

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danniellec
Nov 16, 2010 10:07 pm
deluxes
deluxes
16 July 2013

Fencing Adelaide

Fencing Adelaide

Jenkins Dirtworks -0433 441 700: based Gawler/Northern Adelaide suburbs. great price, great work. Has done work for me and the owner is a good mate. I recommended them…

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deluxes
Jul 16, 2013 9:35 pm
deluxes
Darth Teddy Bear
Darth Teddy Bear
29 October 2010

concerns over some aspects of the frame, advice sought

concerns over some aspects of the frame, advice sought

Hi all, I had a chance to speak with the builder onsite and he has explained that the packing is temporary as they wanted to get the frame up and next week they will be…

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Darth Teddy Bear
Oct 29, 2010 10:26 am
Darth Teddy Bear
tigerandox
tigerandox
30 October 2010

Front door/security door

Front door/security door

:: Thank you for all thos that replied, most helpful. The door is a hinged, according to the prelim contract, haven't been able to get a hold of anyone from M to confirm,…

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tigerandox
Oct 30, 2010 9:39 am
jimsy
jimsy
26 October 2010

KDRB with Roselea Homes - Should I change my plans???

KDRB with Roselea Homes - Should I change my plans???
NSW

Nerak, Interesting idea about the U-shape kitchen. Definitely adds alot more benchspace. Just one thing I would consider, and that is light. Depending on the size of the…

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jimsy
Oct 26, 2010 11:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
27 October 2010

ROSS NORTH the consultant in southern river

ROSS NORTH the consultant in southern river
WA

Maybe this needs to be done via PM rather than on a public forum.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 27, 2010 1:20 am
TheGardenWhisperer
patad
patad
27 October 2010

builders license fee?

builders license fee?

i agree. thanks for your reply.

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patad
Oct 27, 2010 4:05 pm
XT4V
XT4V
29 October 2010

Smoking inside new house

Smoking inside new house

good news.. so what parts of work are you responsible for? you don't often hear of an owner being part of the physical building process... is your other half a tradie?

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XT4V
Oct 29, 2010 5:07 pm
JasonMarnie1901
JasonMarnie1901
28 October 2013

Articulation Joint on Bricks

Articulation Joint on Bricks

I just came across this link and have an interrelated issue... We have had damage due flooding, our insurers asked us not to reinstate capping which we had lifted to…

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JasonMarnie1901
Oct 28, 2013 10:29 pm
emmamartin
emmamartin
27 October 2010

Paying a house with credit card?

Paying a house with credit card?

I ever tried citibank services so but obvious I had no vast knowledge about this but putting a house on a credit card was the best move .

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emmamartin
Oct 27, 2010 2:56 pm
jbo
jbo
27 October 2010

Negotiating Quote Price

Negotiating Quote Price

the chance of getting the price lower is not good, however we have been offered extras like colourbond roof upgrade for free.

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jbo
Oct 27, 2010 3:06 pm
sheznay
sheznay
27 October 2010

C*ollier in Aubin Grove - PCI Wed 20th Oct

C*ollier in Aubin Grove - PCI Wed 20th Oct
WA
1, 2

love your photos! The brick you have chosen was one of my favs too, looks lovely, nice and 'homely'. The raked ceilings are amazing, and your tile choices look great.…

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sheznay
Oct 27, 2010 3:37 pm
sheznay
ChargerWA
ChargerWA
29 October 2010

Jarrah Skirting, Architraves and Door Frames

Jarrah Skirting, Architraves and Door Frames

Hi Rdiq, You will only find jarrah architraves and skirting in a real top end home new homes, if you specifically ask for it due to it being expensive. With old growth…

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ChargerWA
Oct 29, 2010 11:51 pm
ChargerWA
anne66
anne66
26 September 2011

Any good building ispector used before handover in Brissy?

Any good building ispector used before handover in Brissy?

Hi new to this. I used a building inspector who was a builder for my inspections when we had a house built. We had our house designed by an architect, but a builder to…

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anne66
Sep 26, 2011 8:55 am
tsurf
tsurf
27 October 2010

Anyone building McCarthy or GJ Gardener acreage homes

Anyone building McCarthy or GJ Gardener acreage homes
QLD

I know of a very good custom builder whom I am in the process of dealing with who has several acreage style plans. Besides my Uncles canal house I had a look through 2…

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tsurf
Oct 27, 2010 5:38 pm
stegosaurus
stegosaurus
27 October 2010

all the sand - tile pics, splashback, girls bedroom

all the sand - tile pics, splashback, girls bedroom
SA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hey V You've been quiet - I hope you haven't abandoned us! How are you enjoying your house?

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stegosaurus
Oct 27, 2010 7:02 pm
nymphser
nymphser
8 November 2010

Red Gum Construction details

Red Gum Construction details

Never heard of Red Gum Constructions. Did you mean River Gum Constructions…

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nymphser
Nov 08, 2010 10:34 pm
lilizzy7
lilizzy7
28 October 2010

For those who built with Homebuyers Centre - Help!

For those who built with Homebuyers Centre - Help!

Thanks, I hope so too! Good news is we signed with them today! Our consultant has been so helpful over the last few…

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lilizzy7
Oct 28, 2010 2:51 am
Cozmo
Cozmo
29 October 2010

Colourbond fencer in Cranbourne

Colourbond fencer in Cranbourne

Well you could look at the treads of estates around your area. Try Mark from Somerset details here…

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Cozmo
Oct 29, 2010 3:17 pm
bellabelinda
bellabelinda
28 October 2010

PCI Check List

PCI Check List

Thank you heaps…

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bellabelinda
Oct 28, 2010 1:12 pm
Goalump
Goalump
4 November 2010

Planning a country build

Planning a country build

Thanks guys, we are looking at expanding the main room by a metre to put a bath in the ensuite, but it is still early days. Thanks for the tip with Bendigo, I assume…

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Goalump
Nov 04, 2010 8:52 pm
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
5 November 2010

Recommendations on builders - Rawson, Wisdom, Fowler Homes?

Recommendations on builders - Rawson, Wisdom, Fowler Homes?

We're in a Fowler Monaco 30 home for the last 6 months at The Ponds as well! Its all been good and smooth with them .. no dramas/no surprises - quite honest .. I would…

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bluemetal77
Nov 05, 2010 2:44 pm
bluemetal77
take2
take2
28 October 2010

Split level

Split level
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi Funksoul, Wow fantastic views, you are going to get some great breezes through your house. Don't cut corners on the retaining its going to be the foundations block…

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take2
Oct 28, 2010 4:29 pm
take2
AJW
AJW
29 October 2010

Rates for Fencing

Rates for Fencing

but as my neighbour is demanding for the fence, I have to look into the details of fencing at this…

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AJW
Oct 29, 2010 10:48 pm
mak_
mak_
18 January 2012

Fencing contractor for Mernda Villages

Fencing contractor for Mernda Villages

I know this is an old thread. But was wondering if anyone could recommend a fencer besides Ozcolour? or is $75.10p/m a reasonable price??

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mak_
Jan 18, 2012 1:00 pm
mak_
Tarty
Tarty
28 October 2010

Builders - Lifestyle Homes or Scott Park?

Builders - Lifestyle Homes or Scott Park?
WA

i guess depending on how big the house is....but i think it should take about a month, cross fingers

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Tarty
Oct 28, 2010 11:05 pm

we have rectified porcelain tiles in our bathroom and laundry, and non-rectified porcelain ones in ensuite. the grout looks fine on both of them, but with the rectified…

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donuts
Oct 28, 2010 11:14 pm
donuts
kdgirl
kdgirl
29 October 2010

Any one building an AV Jennings house

Any one building an AV Jennings house
NSW
1, 2

Hi all. Since reading your reviews we have done some further research and have found some very mixed reviews, mostly not favourable and all of those…

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kdgirl
Oct 29, 2010 8:42 am
manhatten38
manhatten38
29 October 2010

Greeway Views Estate West Hoxton Park Help!

Greeway Views Estate West Hoxton Park Help!
NSW

I actually thing the room won't be wide enough with the Madison36 as anyone found a problem with the width of their rooms.

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manhatten38
Oct 29, 2010 5:44 pm
thirsty
thirsty
29 October 2010

Building with Plunkett or Ventura?

Building with Plunkett or Ventura?
WA

Not a problem. Ask lots of questions. Everyone is very helpful on here. Good luck with your decisions ::smile::

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thirsty
Oct 29, 2010 8:13 pm
thirsty
kntan
kntan
29 October 2010

Question on Land survey

Question on Land survey
VIC

Thanks for the advice.

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kntan
Oct 29, 2010 8:58 pm
qonyx
qonyx
29 October 2010

LATTE BRICK

LATTE BRICK

Divya - how did you go with the final Latte bricks. We will be building using them with flush mortar

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qonyx
Oct 29, 2010 9:54 pm
qonyx
LapwingWayWaterside
LapwingWayWaterside
29 October 2010

Sunset date

Sunset date
NSW

Hello all... Your post have raised some interesting questions for my partner and I to raise with the sales rep from Stockland tomorrow. We are looking to go ahead with the…

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LapwingWayWaterside
Oct 29, 2010 10:28 pm
felicity1324
felicity1324
30 October 2010

Our Green House

Our Green House
VIC

We were looking at using Ecoblock for the build but not all builders will work with it. Instead it has been suggested to use Hebel blocks and render... So I was thinking…

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felicity1324
Oct 30, 2010 9:39 am
paul.jason
paul.jason
30 October 2010

Frenken Homes - Bella Elite 175

Frenken Homes - Bella Elite 175
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

We would've really loved an internal entry to the house from the garage but after trying 3 different ways we couldn't do it - however we've got a roller garage door at the…

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paul.jason
Oct 30, 2010 6:05 pm
paul.jason
Fallen_Apple
Fallen_Apple
30 October 2010

Anyone rendered their whole house (or street facing sides)?

Anyone rendered their whole house (or street facing sides)?
VIC

We are doing our house CB Surfmist all over with CB Dune to the balcony. Hasn't been done yet though.

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Fallen_Apple
Oct 30, 2010 8:15 pm
Fallen_Apple
Judie
Judie
31 October 2010

Ducted Refridgerated Reverse Cycle Vs Evaporative Aircon

Ducted Refridgerated Reverse Cycle Vs Evaporative Aircon
WA

Yes, refrigerated air is considerably more to both install and run. However, on hot, humid days you'll be glad you have it! The other thing that can help is to install…

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Judie
Oct 31, 2010 12:20 am
Judie
bicko123
bicko123
31 October 2010

Show me your Burnished Wood (or similar) kitchens please!!!

Show me your Burnished Wood (or similar) kitchens please!!!
VIC

Thanks, It went in on wednesday. i'm really happy with it :z: Still so come.…

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bicko123
Oct 31, 2010 2:15 pm
tackerbam
tackerbam
31 October 2010

Impression 38

Impression 38
NSW

with Wisdom Homes? The Impression 38 is on display at The Ponds. http://www.wisdomhomes.com.au/displayce ... ntreID=227

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tackerbam
Oct 31, 2010 4:32 pm
chucho
chucho
31 October 2010

Anyone can recommend a reliable builder (Melbourne Area)

Anyone can recommend a reliable builder (Melbourne Area)
VIC

Hi guys, I'm feeling the jargon to find a reliable builder after many meetings etc. ( I'm sure many could feel my pain through their experiences!) If you have had a good…

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chucho
Oct 31, 2010 5:25 pm
Andronicus
Andronicus
1 November 2010

HELP I need Retaining wall advice

HELP I need Retaining wall advice

ultimately there are several options but a lot depends on the actual measurements (eg total drop from the finished level of the driveway to the top of the existing…

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Andronicus
Nov 01, 2010 12:20 pm
Pugs
Pugs
1 November 2010

running extra tv cables during build

running extra tv cables during build
VIC

hi people just wondering if anyone can help. Im starting to build soon and i want to run extra tv,phone and speaker cables during my build but i have…

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Pugs
Nov 01, 2010 12:24 pm
Pugs
Team PD
Team PD
1 November 2010

PD Termite System

PD Termite System
VIC

Hi Kim, I would like to help you out as best as I can. Could you please private message me your full name, lot address and phone number and I'll look into it for you.…

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Team PD
Nov 01, 2010 4:57 pm
Team PD
JBridge
JBridge
1 November 2010

opinions please = am I over reacting?

opinions please = am I over reacting?

grrrr still no answer. Sent a nice email on Friday but no response. Sick of them and their crappy customer service!!

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JBridge
Nov 01, 2010 5:31 pm
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lilfeggle
Nov 01, 2010 6:57 pm
lilfeggle
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
1 November 2010

Your all going to think im so silly? question about footings

Your all going to think im so silly? question about footings
SA

Hmm I can't tell you any prices but they are not included in most prices I would say... If you can get fixed site costs and then you wont have to worry about footings - I…

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Victoria_g06
Nov 01, 2010 7:09 pm
Victoria_g06
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

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