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gabbybuild10
gabbybuild10
9 October 2010

Is anyone using a building broker in Perth?

Is anyone using a building broker in Perth?

Hi, this reply is prob too late, but i thought i'd add that we are going with master building brokers MBB in perth and they seem good. they got our plans drawn up and…

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gabbybuild10
Oct 09, 2010 9:56 pm
Fallen_Apple
Fallen_Apple
10 October 2010

Quantum Quartz - Anyone know the upgrade costs?

Quantum Quartz - Anyone know the upgrade costs?
VIC

Hi Mel, The ensuite was $271 for cat 2. The bathroom was $377 for cat 2 but it was originally laminex. Looks very nice, but I'm not very enthusiastic about my house…

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Fallen_Apple
Oct 10, 2010 9:27 am
Fallen_Apple
themax
themax
30 October 2010

Builders Next Door Using My Water

Builders Next Door Using My Water

Glad you had a good resolution IP! How rude of them. :)

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themax
Oct 30, 2010 9:07 pm
themax
duke
duke
10 December 2010

Perth Indipendent Building Inspector

Perth Indipendent Building Inspector

Depending on inspector... they may not climb into roof space to inspect so will need to inspect before ceilings go in.

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duke
Dec 10, 2010 11:47 pm
Dove
Dove
10 October 2010

This forum is awesome

This forum is awesome
VIC

Nice Mel, like colours and timbers.

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Dove
Oct 10, 2010 6:37 pm
Dove
Myrtle
Myrtle
10 October 2010

Anyone have good experience with any WA 2 storey builder?

Anyone have good experience with any WA 2 storey builder?
1, 2

I am currently in process with Lorimer if you want to pm me for feedback.

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Myrtle
Oct 10, 2010 7:28 pm
JAC&RBH
JAC&RBH
10 October 2010

PCI tomorrow and house NOT FINISHED!!!! Please help!!!

PCI tomorrow and house NOT FINISHED!!!! Please help!!!

Thanks so much...I think we'll go out and inspect what we can and just not sign anything...

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JAC&RBH
Oct 10, 2010 8:38 pm

Image of damaged pipe as promised. The damaged section sitting next to the…

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fruitty
Oct 11, 2010 1:38 am
fruitty
McKinnon
McKinnon
11 October 2010

No room for chute!

No room for chute!

I am so jacked off. The builder knew I really needed a laundry chute and it's on the plan but when it came to the plumbing he stuck the toilet pipe next to the possies…

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McKinnon
Oct 11, 2010 11:18 am
libran_6
libran_6
11 October 2010

Building Inspectors- A YES OR NO?

Building Inspectors- A YES OR NO?
1, 2

I am using Alex from Urban Property Inspections next week for PCI... YAY FOR ME! Only $420! I have done plenty of research and spoken to many but…

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libran_6
Oct 11, 2010 5:35 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
13 October 2010

Demolition and salvage

Demolition and salvage

Most of the time, when you sign off on a demolition, the demo company owns everything considered part of the house from the moment you sign. You would have to specify the…

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chrisandkate
Oct 13, 2010 9:12 am
bennettprivate
bennettprivate
12 October 2010

Soakwells?

Soakwells?

It was so easy we just noticed a guy doing someone elses and asked for a price. 2500 compared with builder 4000. Said go for it as slab had…

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bennettprivate
Oct 12, 2010 2:53 am
bennettprivate
Darren Stewart
Darren Stewart
13 October 2010

Different heights for Internal door and openings - Is it Ok?

Different heights for Internal door and openings - Is it Ok?

I've seen this with door frames next to each other, where one opens out and one in, the height difference caused by the door stop thickness. It looks terrible, and should…

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Darren Stewart
Oct 13, 2010 7:53 pm
skamer1983
skamer1983
16 September 2011

site costs in deer park area

site costs in deer park area
1, 2

So I was wondering on some feedback anyone has regarding building a home through National Builders/Rikbuilt, currently building through them and 2 years into it, still not…

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skamer1983
Sep 16, 2011 2:39 pm
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sabs1
Oct 12, 2010 4:25 pm
sabs1
S&M
S&M
12 October 2010

downpipe issue plz help

downpipe issue plz help

hi people just wondering if someone could help. I will be having a downpipe on my front pillar of my new home now i know its going to look ugly and i do not want it…

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S&M
Oct 12, 2010 6:55 pm
S&M
Eskay40
Eskay40
13 October 2010

Tree Removal before building a new house

Tree Removal before building a new house

Hi Conrad, We just did this with Maroondah Council. Get an arborist to identify the tree's and, better yet, see if there is anything wrong with them. One of mine was…

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Eskay40
Oct 13, 2010 11:26 am
Eskay40
flagstaffIV
flagstaffIV
12 October 2010

Front frence recommendation?

Front frence recommendation?

Hey Rinny... Have a look at this product. It was something I was considering before we started building our house…

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flagstaffIV
Oct 12, 2010 11:04 pm
flagstaffIV

Hi free will - the bottom of the land is a flood zone, but it slopes up quite steeply (there is a big rock ledge too) so shouldn't be a problem. Nothing has been…

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nina marie
Oct 13, 2010 8:43 am
nina marie
AlexWillBuild
AlexWillBuild
13 October 2010

Building Townhouses in Melbourne, Advice?

Building Townhouses in Melbourne, Advice?
VIC

Hi guys sorry about the delay posting, never have internet with TPG! Minx - Your right, i have permits to build from council and yes not a registered builder. In saying…

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AlexWillBuild
Oct 13, 2010 2:28 pm
Team PD
Team PD
13 October 2010

Featherbrook Stage 6 and onwards

Featherbrook Stage 6 and onwards
VIC

Hi iming.tan, I suggest asking your CSA about the Controlled fill report and how it effects site costs. They will be able to help you out and give you accurate and up to…

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Team PD
Oct 13, 2010 4:52 pm
Team PD
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Big Nath
Oct 13, 2010 6:46 pm
Big Nath
flame_on
flame_on
14 October 2010

Alfresco cost

Alfresco cost
VIC

You'll be glad you've gone for the alfresco definitely - they add a substantial cost, but also substantial value. It probably makes sense to add a pegola if moving into an…

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flame_on
Oct 14, 2010 10:00 am
flame_on
karbern
karbern
1 November 2010

cost to supply and install caesarstone

cost to supply and install caesarstone

some references from WA: - a cabinetry company quoted me 30mm Essa for 7.8k - stone mason quoted me 40mm caesar for 9.8k my kitchen has an island and has waterfall ends…

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karbern
Nov 01, 2010 12:05 am
kyton
kyton
14 October 2010

Anyone building in Newcastle area with Freedom Homes???

Anyone building in Newcastle area with Freedom Homes???
NSW

As someone who built with a custom builder in Newcastle last year who then went BROKE - I would advise to tread very carefully. Get names and addresses of sites that are…

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kyton
Oct 14, 2010 2:02 pm
kyton
luke81
luke81
14 October 2010

Our little Oasis in Perth... Locked up!!!!

Our little Oasis in Perth... Locked up!!!!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Thats still fantastic for a build timeframe. Better there be a delay and the work get done properly rather than it be bodged. Good to hear you have been happy with the…

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luke81
Oct 14, 2010 2:02 pm
Twiggy
Twiggy
14 October 2010

Porter Davis Building Satisfaction Survey winners & results

Porter Davis Building Satisfaction Survey winners & results
VIC

I'm thinking that Team PD's work life is pretty good. Gets to spend the day trolling the H1 forums ;)

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Twiggy
Oct 14, 2010 3:58 pm
Twiggy
TheOK
TheOK
17 October 2010

2 coats of paint included in price, painter offering 3rd

2 coats of paint included in price, painter offering 3rd

We may need to get our terminology in order. When people talk about 3rd coat are they talking about the 3rd coat (undercoat + colour + colour) or…

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TheOK
Oct 17, 2010 9:47 am
TheOK
thegame888
thegame888
14 October 2010

Choosing render colour for my new home

Choosing render colour for my new home

Hi, I came across this forum by accident whilst searching google and found from my reading of various topics that…

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thegame888
Oct 14, 2010 8:23 pm
david242gt
david242gt
14 October 2010

small holes and damages on the frame

small holes and damages on the frame

I would be asking why the stud next to it arnt blue.

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david242gt
Oct 14, 2010 10:44 pm
david242gt
jbyway
jbyway
14 October 2010

Liquidated Damages Clause

Liquidated Damages Clause

Thanks everyone. Hopefully the builder will let me put the clause in. I guess I can pull the whole "well why are you worried about having this clause in the contract if…

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jbyway
Oct 14, 2010 11:46 pm

Hi Riverton I have travertine grout in my bathroom/laundry floor. Here are some pics - hope they help. …

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stegosaurus
Oct 15, 2010 9:23 am
libran_6
libran_6
15 October 2010

Bosch dishwashers- urgent opinions please

Bosch dishwashers- urgent opinions please

Thanks for the replies! I'll definitely get a Bosch. :D

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libran_6
Oct 15, 2010 9:51 am
heater07
heater07
15 October 2010

anyone build in baysview rise?

anyone build in baysview rise?
VIC

all very uneducated jealous responses so far.... if you cant afford it just say so, dont try and bring it down these other uneducated reasons... i've been in my house 5…

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heater07
Oct 15, 2010 1:47 pm
Happy Home1
Happy Home1
15 October 2010

Aaron J Homes - anyone building with them?

Aaron J Homes - anyone building with them?
VIC

We paid our initial deposit with Aaron J months prior to our land being titled. Once our land started to take shape we realised a few changes needed to be made to the…

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Happy Home1
Oct 15, 2010 3:31 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
21 October 2010

New House - Hot Water Circulator with untempered kitchen?

New House - Hot Water Circulator with untempered kitchen?

Water is tempered so as top reduce the incidence of scalding. All new houses and hot water unit relocates should have tempering valves installed, that regulate hot water…

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vvs mand
Oct 21, 2010 6:22 pm
rramesh
rramesh
10 April 2011

Neighbours' builder cleared our land!!

Neighbours' builder cleared our land!!

Yes I followed through with the SS as suggested and got everything removed. Thanks for your help.

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rramesh
Apr 10, 2011 5:39 pm
applepie
applepie
15 October 2010

Evadene!

Evadene!
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi guys. Just moved into Evadene drive Tarneit. I was doing a google search of Internet availability in evadene and came across this website. I live near the Chlorinda…

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applepie
Oct 15, 2010 9:48 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
24 January 2015

Damp Proof Course Rectification

Damp Proof Course Rectification
1, 2

How did I miss that? Lol He's so active maybe it's overload of his posts

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Crazyk
Jan 24, 2015 6:54 am
Crazyk
XT4V
XT4V
15 October 2010

eave lines

eave lines

yeah, give it time... it will get done when the painters are painting your plaster... long way off still ;)

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XT4V
Oct 15, 2010 11:30 pm
MrT49
MrT49
16 October 2010

Anyone have experience with asphalt driveways?

Anyone have experience with asphalt driveways?

My parents house has an asphalt driveway. No problems that I'm aware of. No melting or holes in hot weather. No potholes. It looks great. Been there for about 45…

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MrT49
Oct 16, 2010 2:08 am

We have a lovely red glass splash back to sell . It is a gorgeous fire engine red colour. It is in four pieces. one large piece and 3 smaller ones. It will be pick up…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
SunshineT
SunshineT
16 October 2010

H1 SYD picnic: 24 Oct, Bicentennial Park!!

H1 SYD picnic: 24 Oct, Bicentennial Park!!
NSW

Hi there - some people may have missed the original post by MrsRose some time ago. If anyone in Sydney is interested in meeting up for a H1 casual picnic, see below thread…

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SunshineT
Oct 16, 2010 4:50 pm
SunshineT
ms. shuttergirl
ms. shuttergirl
27 November 2010

good canberra builders

good canberra builders

Hi Peter, I have heard of Gold Ruby from a client of mine and her sister used them and was very happy. That's all I know. Where in Canberra will you be building?

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ms. shuttergirl
Nov 27, 2010 2:41 pm
leighton
leighton
29 May 2013

privacy from 2 story neighbours!!

privacy from 2 story neighbours!!
1, 2

What kek says is right. These are regulations managed by the Relevant Building Surveyor. The issue is what is there first? An existing dwelling will "control" the new one.…

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leighton
May 29, 2013 9:53 am
leighton
khpatoary
khpatoary
16 October 2010

So sick of waiting! Building with H & just want to move NOW!

So sick of waiting! Building with H & just want to move NOW!
VIC

Hi Everyone, This is purely a post to vent...sorry in advance! :roll: We are building a single story 31sq home with H3NLEY. Site start was May…

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khpatoary
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