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emlet01
emlet01
12 December 2010

colour appointment

colour appointment
VIC

I think you've done really well pre-appointment to have the external colours sorted. I would probably consider black windows with those colours as they just blend into…

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emlet01
Dec 12, 2010 7:06 pm
kb46
kb46
13 December 2010

Final inspection & noticed they fitted the wrong shower head

Final inspection & noticed they fitted the wrong shower head
WA

Oh, how frustrating! Don't beat yourself up too much, it is almost impossible not to overlook things when you're checking the final plans and…

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kb46
Dec 13, 2010 5:25 am
Bam
Bam
13 December 2010

Introduction post

Introduction post
VIC

And if you ever owner built, you would never build ever again! Welcome! Looking forward to following your progress :)

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Bam
Dec 13, 2010 11:19 am
Bam
16.SFC
16.SFC
13 December 2010

K&C First Home (SPH)

K&C First Home (SPH)
WA
1, 2

Almost didn't recognise the house - you've 'flipped' her from the original. It's a lovely house and I am…

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16.SFC
Dec 13, 2010 3:32 pm
16.SFC
kyton
kyton
13 December 2010

newbies wanting information on transportable homes

newbies wanting information on transportable homes
WA

Also if you are looking at requiring a loan you had better see a lender first. Not many mainstream lenders will lends funds for a relocatable home.

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kyton
Dec 13, 2010 7:37 pm
kyton
kyton
kyton
13 December 2010

building contract

building contract
VIC

You need to ask your conveyancer what is written in your contract. Seriously did you not read it before signing it? There would be every clause noted in it.

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kyton
Dec 13, 2010 7:44 pm
kyton
katiehouse
katiehouse
14 December 2010

different site cost quotes and good canberra builder

different site cost quotes and good canberra builder
ACT

Thanks Kineso, That makes me feel better. Hopefully they will be able to do this battered cut thing. Sounds like its the cheaper option. good point about looking to see…

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katiehouse
Dec 14, 2010 1:27 pm
veron_troy
veron_troy
14 December 2010

Thermopanel Kit Home Adelaide

Thermopanel Kit Home Adelaide
SA

Try www.prebuilt.com.au I saw them on Grand Designs Australia....looked okay :-)

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veron_troy
Dec 14, 2010 3:35 pm
Bexi
Bexi
14 December 2010

Bexi & Jo's Masterton Sirocco 7

Bexi & Jo's Masterton Sirocco 7
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks mrs rose and sunshine T Not covering the outside area ... the idea was that you could be undercover under the alfresco area of the house or outside in the sun…

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Bexi
Dec 14, 2010 7:29 pm
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
14 December 2010

Who is building in Malvern Springs,Ellenbrook? Hi neighbours

Who is building in Malvern Springs,Ellenbrook? Hi neighbours
WA

I am!!! But you already knew that!!! ::lol:: I havent even driven around that part and had no idea they'd even started the school. I think we are about the same distance…

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dragonflychic
Dec 14, 2010 9:19 pm

Have you tried Bunnings? When we rebuilt the kitchen in our old house we bought handles like this at…

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~Nic~
Dec 14, 2010 9:27 pm
~Nic~
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
15 December 2010

To build or not

To build or not
NSW

Well if your doing it with your brother then its probably a short term investment so building would probably get the most returns. However building is costly and takes time.

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dragonflychic
Dec 15, 2010 5:49 pm
just Erin
just Erin
16 December 2010

Plantation Shutter

Plantation Shutter

We used Home Outlet http://www.homeoutlet.com.au, they weren't the cheapest, but we're really happy with the quality and colour range. We had…

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just Erin
Dec 16, 2010 12:16 pm
just Erin
ginz88
ginz88
16 December 2010

Burbank Evolution 2300

Burbank Evolution 2300
VIC

It took me 7 hours to do my colours, my first build so yeh. It shouldn't take that long doe yours if it's an investment property but good luck anyways.

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ginz88
Dec 16, 2010 10:27 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
16 December 2010

Help/Advise with Site Costs...

Help/Advise with Site Costs...
VIC

Yeah, our site costs were $15k more than what we had allowed for. Only thing you may be able to do is arrange your own site works. However if it is mainly piers and bulk…

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chrisandkate
Dec 16, 2010 1:31 pm
Lungy
Lungy
16 December 2010

Our Build Wellard WA

Our Build Wellard WA
WA

Couple of problems found firstly damage to retaining wall caused by the gas run in which the contractor…

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Lungy
Dec 16, 2010 2:51 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
16 December 2010

Help with colours

Help with colours
NSW

opps I meant to say Fascia. Thanks forthe advice on Woodland. I have to use Wattyl colours so I'll…

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kdgirl
Dec 16, 2010 4:31 pm
kev205
kev205
4 February 2011

ranghood is this legal

ranghood is this legal

cheers mate after spending a lot of money they will do something similar

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kev205
Feb 04, 2011 9:16 pm
CKR
CKR
16 December 2010

Piper's House - Handover done!! Now the real work begins!!

Piper's House - Handover done!! Now the real work begins!!
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hello Piper+1 Your house looks fabluous!!! Congratulations. We are also contemplating building with Qauntum Homes. You have been in your house for over a year now. Are…

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CKR
Dec 16, 2010 10:25 pm
brb_654
brb_654
17 December 2010

Crazy_Freddo's build - we have keys!!!

Crazy_Freddo's build - we have keys!!!
VIC
1, 2, 3

Congratulations :: hope the move goes well, enjoy your new home :D

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brb_654
Dec 17, 2010 7:37 am
brb_654
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acherion
Dec 17, 2010 3:31 pm
acherion
BZMZ
BZMZ
18 December 2010

Building with Masterton - WE HAVE THE KEYS!!!

Building with Masterton - WE HAVE THE KEYS!!!
NSW
1, 2, 3

Thanks Loretta you have made me feel much better about the expense lol..!! Thanks Carlswil - I have taken some photos but will take some more and load them on over the…

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BZMZ
Dec 18, 2010 5:28 am
Pebbles
Pebbles
18 December 2010

n&n02 - Stacker door issues

n&n02 - Stacker door issues
QLD
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Just caught up on the last 3 pages (no notifications :roll: ) ... that's annoying about the doors but at least something is getting done about it now. Good thing you took those…

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Pebbles
Dec 18, 2010 10:31 am
Pebbles
Yellow
Yellow
18 December 2010

Has anyone used chatsworth facade from PD?

Has anyone used chatsworth facade from PD?
VIC

Hi Has anyone used chatsworth facade from PD? If you do can you please post a photo. thanks Yellow

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Yellow
Dec 18, 2010 6:26 pm
Candylea
Candylea
18 December 2010

Affordable Single Storey Narrow Lot Developmnent

Affordable Single Storey Narrow Lot Developmnent
WA

Welcome :) To narrow it down a bit, please let us know which state you are in.

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Candylea
Dec 18, 2010 7:25 pm
Candylea
jonesby
jonesby
18 December 2010

New Build - Gemmill Homes - Nevada

New Build - Gemmill Homes - Nevada
WA
1, 2, 3

How did your PCI go Starlight? Did they fix your door? That's just ridiculous that they try & get away with stuff like that! Any pics for us?

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jonesby
Dec 18, 2010 10:26 pm

It sounds like a sale ad....but it's not so much - it's just that we've finished laying our front lawn, and have some rolls left over. Apart from dumping them, we'd like…

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paul.jason
Dec 19, 2010 8:30 am
paul.jason
Bam
Bam
19 December 2010

Honouring a quote?

Honouring a quote?
VIC

Our roofing company did this, even AFTER we had signed and paid a deposit!! ::angry:: Was too late to organise someone else as they were coming out the next week. Shame we didnt…

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Bam
Dec 19, 2010 11:00 am
Bam
bashworth
bashworth
19 December 2010

Floor Design

Floor Design
VIC

If you want to get two houses on the block the first question to ask yourself is do you really need: A double garage A study The 4th Bedroom Making the house smaller…

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bashworth
Dec 19, 2010 2:12 pm
bashworth
gossipgirl
gossipgirl
19 December 2010

Building with Dechellis at Flag Staff Pines, SA

Building with Dechellis at Flag Staff Pines, SA
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Ben congrats to you and your wife on the wedding :: , I almost wish I could do it again (and the honeymoon) but not quite. Too much work! :lol: I had a good chat with your…

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gossipgirl
Dec 19, 2010 3:14 pm
nymphser
nymphser
19 December 2010

floor Tiles

floor Tiles

Hi., Can you please any one can guide me to choose proper tiles type and Colour(or carpet) Any one have any experiences with tiles in hall and bathroom. thanks Nisri

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nymphser
Dec 19, 2010 7:03 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
20 December 2010

Spa

Spa

i had a lanark spa at my last place and the builders noticed the fiberglass was a bit thin, they took it back and applied a fair bit more but personally it was a bit of a…

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sirgoat
Dec 20, 2010 12:38 pm
cdandrb
cdandrb
20 December 2010

CDandRB's Burbank Victory 1500 - Landscaping!

CDandRB's Burbank Victory 1500 - Landscaping!
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Definately, going to look into the automatic opener. As we've got a single, I'm expecting it to cost <$500 installed, well at-least that's the budget. We've got to do the…

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cdandrb
Dec 20, 2010 12:55 pm
cdandrb
btherl
btherl
20 December 2010

House boundaries are not equal to the plan

House boundaries are not equal to the plan
VIC

Yes I think you can expect compensation. That is a huge mistake. You should tell them that you were planning to use those areas for entertainment and for parking your…

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btherl
Dec 20, 2010 4:20 pm
btherl
nessbrown
nessbrown
20 December 2010

Thinking of building again. WA this time need builder advice

Thinking of building again. WA this time need builder advice
WA

Thanks RoofPlum!!! I really appreciate the response (and the welcome back!!) ::celeb:: I have heard good things about RN before, and you are right, at the end of the day the…

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nessbrown
Dec 20, 2010 9:13 pm
mel_mox
mel_mox
20 December 2010

Cornells hill - stage 5 in Doreen

Cornells hill - stage 5 in Doreen
VIC

Yeah - finally settlement is booked in for the 23rd of dec. About time. My gosh when land developers give u a time land will title don't believe em i say. 4 months later…

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mel_mox
Dec 20, 2010 9:33 pm
jonesby
jonesby
21 December 2010

Anyone build/buildiing with Scott Park Home(perth)

Anyone build/buildiing with Scott Park Home(perth)
WA
1 ... 42, 43, 44

removing tape doesn't sound like too much fun too me!!! We got a quote for a local painter to do undercoat & 2 top coats for between $3000 -…

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jonesby
Dec 20, 2010 11:00 pm
Echo
Echo
21 December 2010

:: Home Sweet Home ::

:: Home Sweet Home ::
WA
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Sounds like great progress and everyone loves a spiffy Mailbox. ::smile::

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Echo
Dec 21, 2010 12:19 pm
Echo

hi tuberose it all depends on the look you want to achieve - our sliding doors are 3975mm wide and seem more than adequate - but we do have a set of triangle hilites…

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Bagheera
Dec 22, 2010 7:17 am
Team PD
Team PD
22 December 2010

Cottesloe by Porter Davis @ Lyndarum, Epping

Cottesloe by Porter Davis @ Lyndarum, Epping
VIC

my experience from tender to contract was not that good. we have decided not to proceed with PD. Get ready for to invest more. you will expect big…

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Team PD
Dec 22, 2010 3:10 pm
Team PD
bashworth
bashworth
22 December 2010

Ceiling Height - Opinions?

Ceiling Height - Opinions?
QLD
1, 2, 3

Another advantage of high ceilings is that its better for ceiling fans which can save on both heating and cooling costs

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bashworth
Dec 22, 2010 5:38 pm
bashworth

I haven't been able to sleep lately cause all i have been thinking about are the stupid stairs. I have emailed homebuyers centre and we are now getting the stairs added…

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cevapa
Dec 22, 2010 5:55 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
23 December 2010

Hot water system and Smartstart

Hot water system and Smartstart
SA

Approximately how much does a thousand litres of water cost? I mean if I have to put a controller in each bathroom and then wait a few minutes anyway is there much point?

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blueblueblue
Dec 23, 2010 10:17 am
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
23 December 2010

Guys falls through our ceiling. Advise plz

Guys falls through our ceiling. Advise plz

hhmmmmm you might not like this...but... i know that it is very stressfull and inconvienient that this bloke fell through the roof. but they have repaired the damage…

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sharky55_shan
Dec 23, 2010 4:47 pm
sharky55_shan
feggle
feggle
23 December 2010

SWITCH HOMES

SWITCH HOMES
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

What a week, busy busy busy busy busy. So much to do. Will upload some pics when we get internet. Hope all the builds are going well guys. Merry Christmas from the Feggles

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feggle
Dec 23, 2010 9:04 pm
feggle
dons80
dons80
23 December 2010

Do We Need To Build Agian??

Do We Need To Build Agian??
WA

good advice Mozzie unfortunately i dont think 40K would cover raising our celings by an extra 4 brick cources

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dons80
Dec 23, 2010 9:22 pm
Bam
Bam
23 December 2010

Brick similiar to Homestead Tan

Brick similiar to Homestead Tan
VIC

They're supposed to hold them and we can call them up as we need. They dont do deposits, its just a garantee kind of thing :? Which is obviously a load of bull anyway :roll:

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Bam
Dec 23, 2010 9:30 pm
Bam
sheznay
sheznay
23 December 2010

Where are your air conditioning controllers?

Where are your air conditioning controllers?
SA

I am going to have mine on near the kitchen. Centre of the home, I come through it when I get home from the garage and from the front door. I am going to place it on the…

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sheznay
Dec 23, 2010 10:09 pm
sheznay
Caspers Mate
Caspers Mate
23 December 2010

Completed Perry Home

Completed Perry Home

Attached is the blog from our new home built by Perry Homes. We have read other posts on here regarding problems encountered with Perry Homes. We could not be more happy…

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Caspers Mate
Dec 23, 2010 10:21 pm
RoofPlum66
RoofPlum66
24 December 2010

Porcelain tiling of Ensuite

Porcelain tiling of Ensuite
VIC

Abraham Something like this Client to supply Floor tiles to ensuite at his cost (no credit given) Client to arrange payment and laying of tiles with company tiler Just…

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RoofPlum66
Dec 23, 2010 11:20 pm


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