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joyfulbuilder
joyfulbuilder
8 April 2013

I NEED YOUR HELP!!! Find me a house :)

I NEED YOUR HELP!!! Find me a house :)

Content-Living "The Atlantis" has what you're looking for but not the games room - although the alfresco is in a good spot for you to put the gamesroom - then you could…

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joyfulbuilder
Apr 08, 2013 10:20 pm
zub13
zub13
8 April 2013

Help- kitchen cabinet colour

Help- kitchen cabinet colour
SA

I think we have settled on stipple seal (maybe)....at least this way I can get pot drawers etc.... 1rocky-love your kitchen...I dont think we get a choice of zinkworks…

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zub13
Apr 08, 2013 10:29 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 April 2013

Gutter problem

Gutter problem
QLD

Hi Karen, That was quick! A lady of action no doubt. I hope it performs well for you. Cheers.

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SaveH2O
Apr 09, 2013 1:00 am
SaveH2O
Ms Googonian
Ms Googonian
9 April 2013

Wet area in ensuite

Wet area in ensuite
ACT

Hi Homebody99. Our builder didn't say it was going to be more money when I showed him this plan for our ensuite. He just said that they can do it. He might now when I ask…

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Ms Googonian
Apr 09, 2013 7:47 am
Ca6leguy
Ca6leguy
9 April 2013

Independent Building Inspector

Independent Building Inspector
NSW

Can someone recommend me an independent building inspector in Sydney North & North West areas. Also at which stage of the build should the building be inspected?

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Ca6leguy
Apr 09, 2013 8:01 am
1rocky
1rocky
9 April 2013

First Home in Tas - We're In!

First Home in Tas - We're In!
TAS
1 ... 4, 5, 6

congrats on moving in

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1rocky
Apr 09, 2013 9:16 am
1rocky
1rocky
9 April 2013

BUILDING WITH

BUILDING WITH
NSW

tanga i from the mid north coast. we are building with adenbrook homes they have a head office at port macquarie. site costs etc will depend on your land etc we are…

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1rocky
Apr 09, 2013 5:25 pm
tezzab
tezzab
9 April 2013

surveying and pegging of site

surveying and pegging of site
SA

Over 15 months ago, when buying my block ( 1 acre in VIC )I needed a Re-Establishment Survey, which meant they pegged as well. Hilly block, so got a Contour Survey at the…

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tezzab
Apr 09, 2013 8:55 pm
tezzab
sarbear
sarbear
9 April 2013

Curtains

Curtains
NSW

We built in aberglasslyn. Pm me any questions you have.

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sarbear
Apr 09, 2013 9:02 pm
ssjmark
ssjmark
10 April 2013

NEED UR HELP! House for 15mx38m lot NSW

NEED UR HELP! House for 15mx38m lot NSW
NSW

Thanks for those suggestions! quite liked the first allsworth one. Weeks Peacock seems to be in Vic unfortunately. We're after something at least 29 squares.

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ssjmark
Apr 10, 2013 8:25 am
ssjmark
think_wise
think_wise
10 April 2013

Downlight vs LED

Downlight vs LED
VIC
1, 2

Or just install them after you have moved in. www.thinklights.com.au

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think_wise
Apr 10, 2013 9:42 am
Wowzers
Wowzers
10 April 2013

Class P Soil - Concerned

Class P Soil - Concerned
TAS

Thanks for the response!

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Wowzers
Apr 10, 2013 11:20 am
jamt007
jamt007
10 April 2013

owner/builder from lockup

owner/builder from lockup
WA

Greetings Im not sure if this topic has been started before, if so then apologies for a repeat Im hoping to have a building company construct a house to lock up stage…

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jamt007
Apr 10, 2013 11:30 am
atom_ute
atom_ute
10 April 2013

construction completion till handover

construction completion till handover
VIC

It is dependent on a number of factors - however my builder has advised that handover will occur 7-10 business days after the PCI inspection. This was also the case for…

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atom_ute
Apr 10, 2013 11:59 am
atom_ute
33amc
33amc
10 April 2013

Roof frame blunder

Roof frame blunder

The builder is right that it should have specified "pitched" roof or at least state rafters. What he did initially put upp was trusses as stated. Also, you have me…

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33amc
Apr 10, 2013 6:23 pm
The JJs
The JJs
10 April 2013

Princeton 260 HomeGroupWA, moved in and endless painting

Princeton 260 HomeGroupWA, moved in and endless painting
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I love Dulux Beige Royal 1/4..that's the colour I almost ended up choosing for both our bathrooms, but at the last minute went for Dulux White Duck quarter (I think the…

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The JJs
Apr 10, 2013 7:25 pm
The JJs
LeanneR
LeanneR
10 April 2013

Our Gemmill Home - Tile advice needed.....

Our Gemmill Home - Tile advice needed.....
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Don't worry I see the other leanne write and sometimes think 'I didn't type that' haha

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LeanneR
Apr 11, 2013 12:59 am
LeanneR
1rocky
1rocky
11 April 2013

Fixed price LOL Extras whilst building- cash or credit?

Fixed price LOL Extras whilst building- cash or credit?
SA

we paid the tradies cash for different work that was done and ovr work that is going to be done so far we have added niches sliding doors timber work above portico…

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1rocky
Apr 11, 2013 6:21 am
bridget_m
bridget_m
11 April 2013

Prospec Building Inspectors

Prospec Building Inspectors
WA

Thanks, ill get in contact with them :)

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bridget_m
Apr 11, 2013 2:04 pm
bridget_m
Daedalus
Daedalus
11 April 2013

Daedalus Goodlife Thread - PCI done, the final wait

Daedalus Goodlife Thread - PCI done, the final wait
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Yeah it wa about 1.000$ so wasn't going to let that one slide! Thanks AC - haven't confirmed handover for tomorrow still waiting on my CLO to get back to me but its…

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Daedalus
Apr 11, 2013 4:01 pm
Daedalus
RHewitt
RHewitt
11 April 2013

Prestart Thursday!!

Prestart Thursday!!
WA
1, 2

Hi everyone, I just wanted to clarify the confusion around the air conditioners being provided. Unfortunately our Prestart consultants were provided with some slightly…

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RHewitt
Apr 11, 2013 5:27 pm
AC27
AC27
11 April 2013

Commonwealth Bank Inspections

Commonwealth Bank Inspections
WA

Has there been any one that has built before and had PCI. Just wondering what Commonwealth bank are like in organising there final inspection before there give the…

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AC27
Apr 11, 2013 9:56 pm
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
12 April 2013

Need Help please

Need Help please
WA

If its already built and you have nothing in writing to say otherwise, and you didn't pick up the error in the plans or contract specification, then I doubt you're going…

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Bluesuede
Apr 12, 2013 9:06 am
Bluesuede
dragonchild
dragonchild
12 April 2013

Modern Double Storey Homes

Modern Double Storey Homes
VIC

When I meant Wired will be outdated, I meant inside the house not NBN so much. NBN may be one day but may be not near future. So, HD or Ultra HD…

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dragonchild
Apr 12, 2013 11:48 am
dragonchild
Tippy Toes
Tippy Toes
12 April 2013

Help with colours Ironstone roof & Anotec Dark Grey windows

Help with colours Ironstone roof & Anotec Dark Grey windows
WA

Hi, The builder should be able to provide you with colour samples or the companies that you have picked the product from. That would be the way I would go. Good luck…

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Tippy Toes
Apr 12, 2013 2:30 pm
Tippy Toes
leighton
leighton
12 April 2013

Cheapest Home Builders in Geelong/Melbourne Area?

Cheapest Home Builders in Geelong/Melbourne Area?
VIC

some may dispute it, but a 10 sq imperial home is likely to cost the builder $100,000.There may be an economy of scale but it does't operate well at the 10 sq level. cheers

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leighton
Apr 12, 2013 11:05 pm
leighton
blacklab
blacklab
12 April 2013

Slab a little off

Slab a little off
SA

Cheers guys i will keep an eye on it and see what they do.

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blacklab
Apr 12, 2013 11:15 pm
1sttimebuilding2012
1sttimebuilding2012
12 April 2013

Basic Question about Tenders

Basic Question about Tenders
NSW

No, I wish I only had to pay 5% until keys are handed over. You have progressive payments which you draw done on your construction loan... Slab, frames, bricks, at the…

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1sttimebuilding2012
Apr 12, 2013 11:46 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
13 April 2013

supervision fee

supervision fee
WA

I know the air con people have been out to my site about three times. That's three times your ss has to come to your site when he…

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ECOECO
Apr 13, 2013 9:20 am
ECOECO
mangos
mangos
13 April 2013

builders in melb recs

builders in melb recs
VIC

Hi Everyone Looking for a small volume builder that will build in north/western suburbs (Sunbury) thats also does custom designs. We are looking at a block with a 5m…

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mangos
Apr 13, 2013 10:21 am
manven
manven
13 April 2013

Bought a subdivided land without driveway/street access

Bought a subdivided land without driveway/street access
NSW

We recently bought a subdivided land (kuringai council) This lot was subdivided back in 1950s. My certifier says he cant approve through CDC as there is no…

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manven
Apr 13, 2013 12:35 pm
rex777
rex777
14 April 2013

MILLIPEDE problem!!

MILLIPEDE problem!!
WA

Well I'm glad I know now what they actually are called. They are bloody everywhere. Half my porch ceiling is covered with them. Thank goodness they are harmless. We see…

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rex777
Apr 14, 2013 11:09 am
rex777
left in the dark
left in the dark
14 April 2013

Building with Rivergum constructions

Building with Rivergum constructions
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

If you are thinking of building with Rivergum Constructions talk to me first. There was constant work for the first 4 months which took the build up till Xmas 2012 then…

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left in the dark
Apr 14, 2013 6:43 pm
jorditzu9
jorditzu9
14 April 2013

Fencing issue - neighbour refusing to pay.

Fencing issue - neighbour refusing to pay.
QLD

When my partner built her first home the only cost shared was with one neighbour due to having same builder so they gave her half the credit. No one had built behind her…

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jorditzu9
Apr 14, 2013 7:04 pm
jorditzu9
ktktq3
ktktq3
14 April 2013

siteworks classification M and Footing Detail C10

siteworks classification M and Footing Detail C10
WA

update down to 58k now. engineer detail alone is 43k. *sigh*

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ktktq3
Apr 14, 2013 7:45 pm
tmc575
tmc575
15 April 2013

Private certifier

Private certifier
ACT

we are using Capital Certifiers

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tmc575
Apr 15, 2013 2:24 am
sbryzak
sbryzak
15 April 2013

Treated timber for roof

Treated timber for roof
WA

According to the Hyne web site, cutting the timber doesn't reduce the effectiveness of the termite treatment. I'm not sure about the battens, although I have never seen…

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sbryzak
Apr 15, 2013 7:54 am
cyclosarin
cyclosarin
15 April 2013

Is 1.6 m cut/ 1.6m fill a lot??

Is 1.6 m cut/ 1.6m fill a lot??
QLD

Most builders have a 3m limit and won't touch anything over that. It will cost you a lot in site costs, you may want to look at a split-level home. You also need to check…

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cyclosarin
Apr 15, 2013 11:37 am
ponglong
ponglong
15 April 2013

[Vic|West] Buy now or save? TRUGANINA

[Vic|West] Buy now or save? TRUGANINA
VIC

- I think that there are still opportunities to purchase established houses in Tarneit, Wyndham Vale, Truganina and Derrimut. With a…

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ponglong
Apr 15, 2013 12:35 pm
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steph85
Apr 15, 2013 12:52 pm
Ca6leguy
Ca6leguy
15 April 2013

Did you use an independant Building Inspector?

Did you use an independant Building Inspector?
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Any recommendation for one in Sydney North, North West area?

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Ca6leguy
Apr 15, 2013 1:52 pm
SarieM
SarieM
15 April 2013

Building our new home among the gumtrees

Building our new home among the gumtrees
WA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hows it going LTD? Would love to see some more pics of your fabulous new furnished home!

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SarieM
Apr 15, 2013 5:00 pm
jodge
jodge
15 April 2013

New house, old furniture

New house, old furniture
NSW

Hello! I found this thread on google and was going to tell you about another thread where they painted furniture with the Zinnser BIN and then acrylic paint. . .but here…

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jodge
Apr 15, 2013 10:44 pm
jodge
Mclaren
Mclaren
16 April 2013

HELP! Toilet too close to dining?

HELP! Toilet too close to dining?
WA

Thank you everyone for your replies! I feel a lot better about the plan now because I don't think we are able to change it. I think we might…

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Mclaren
Apr 16, 2013 10:30 am
Mclaren
johnlong
johnlong
16 April 2013

Building a NBG Macquarie in Cascades on Clyde SLABBED!!!

Building a NBG Macquarie in Cascades on Clyde SLABBED!!!
VIC
1, 2

Hi, I believe melbourne water can provide those details to you. I remember bankwest home insurance wouldnt cover us back in dec 2011, due to the 1 in 100 year flood…

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johnlong
Apr 16, 2013 10:42 am
mesophyte
mesophyte
16 April 2013

Physical service connection costs

Physical service connection costs
VIC

Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but couldn't find the info. What would be the approximate costs of connecting underground services…

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mesophyte
Apr 16, 2013 1:27 pm
judder
judder
16 April 2013

Internal Bathroom - Poor Ventilaition, no window acces

Internal Bathroom - Poor Ventilaition, no window acces
VIC

Hi All, Was wondering if anyone can help or shed some light onto this solution?…

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judder
Apr 16, 2013 5:28 pm
meowsy
meowsy
16 April 2013

Windows in West direction

Windows in West direction
VIC

I like to have the garage abutting the boundary, partly because I have a cat I want to keep contained with an enclosure, but I guess having most of the room on one side…

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meowsy
Apr 16, 2013 5:45 pm
meowsy
ktktq3
ktktq3
16 April 2013

how do they calculate the land size for a lot

how do they calculate the land size for a lot
WA

Where the design guidelines state that a house is required to be set back x metres from the street it refers to set back from the street…

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ktktq3
Apr 16, 2013 10:09 pm
Jen1977
Jen1977
17 April 2013

Fibreglass pool query in Sydney

Fibreglass pool query in Sydney
NSW

We used Bermuda Pools. They are in Lake Macquarie, but they will supply the pool shell and give you details of people that will install them for you. We found them really…

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Jen1977
Apr 17, 2013 10:46 am

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