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Judie
Judie
14 November 2010

Bench tops same in kitchen and wet areas?

Bench tops same in kitchen and wet areas?
QLD

Mine are different. The kitchen has granite benchtops with slightly off-white cupboards. The bathrooms are all the same - Rock Salt Velvet cupboards with a white top…

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Judie
Nov 14, 2010 9:40 pm
Judie
The Little Misses
The Little Misses
15 November 2010

Site Problem - Opinions/help please

Site Problem - Opinions/help please
VIC

I had exactly the same concerns Ring, and our property would flood whenever we seemed to have steady rain. Once we filled the block up a little, we've had no issues. Good…

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The Little Misses
Nov 15, 2010 12:06 pm
The Little Misses
kel
kel
15 November 2010

Water Damage to mid floor

Water Damage to mid floor

hi fxaud Our house frame had been exposed for over 3 months, frame studs were bowed, they had to cut and pad with other wood to make them straight. I saw…

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kel
Nov 15, 2010 6:47 pm
ESB
ESB
15 November 2010

Anyone else building near the sea?

Anyone else building near the sea?
QLD

Thanks John ... it's so frustrating the things they suddenly say we MUST upgrade too ... I mean surely they know in the area we're in up here we'd need the upgraded tie…

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ESB
Nov 15, 2010 9:31 pm
ESB
Lex
Lex
16 November 2010

Brick query- Does this sound right?

Brick query- Does this sound right?
VIC

No worries kaz ... How long - I guess it depends on a few things, eg. how saturated the bricks are, where are they located on the house, which side of the house (north,…

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Lex
Nov 16, 2010 5:47 am
Lex
Yellow
Yellow
16 November 2010

PD Brookvale 45 ...No PCI, No Handover....bit of a vent...

PD Brookvale 45 ...No PCI, No Handover....bit of a vent...
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi overwhelmed, We are building a brookvale 45 too. Do you mind sharing your Independent Inspector's contact? And any chance you had the site…

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Yellow
Nov 16, 2010 12:21 pm
carlswil
carlswil
16 November 2010

In by Christmas - just wishful thinking?

In by Christmas - just wishful thinking?
QLD

Hi. That sounds like a lot still to do. I would keep being pessimistic, and expect that you won't make it in by xmas. We've only got the painting, driveway, basins and…

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carlswil
Nov 16, 2010 1:40 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
16 November 2010

A few questions for experts out on H1

A few questions for experts out on H1
VIC

Thanks for the replies, guys. @YBBroker --> The material handling fee in my case isnt a provisional sum, I have it under 'non-provisional' section in my tender. Also, the…

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rajan_g4
Nov 16, 2010 7:10 pm
rajan_g4
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Dollar
Nov 16, 2010 7:11 pm
boiselfish
boiselfish
16 November 2010

Formula Homes - Town House

Formula Homes - Town House
VIC

Like I said on the other new FH thread started today... sus... lol.

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boiselfish
Nov 16, 2010 8:41 pm
HomeOwnerz
HomeOwnerz
23 September 2012

Cost of building a Basement

Cost of building a Basement

Digging is expensive. I would say more than the average sqm rate for your home. Plus, basements leak water like mad. I doubt youll get warranty against leaks in the…

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HomeOwnerz
Sep 23, 2012 4:01 pm
Twiggy
Twiggy
17 November 2010

Double Story Henley Owners

Double Story Henley Owners
VIC

Yeah we ended up changing to the refigerated. Good thing I was under budget :)

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Twiggy
Nov 17, 2010 11:53 am
Twiggy
aLLaNNa1
aLLaNNa1
17 November 2010

DreamHome 2010 - Got the Keys (Handover Complete)

DreamHome 2010 - Got the Keys (Handover Complete)
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Holy cow Mark your house looks absolutely fab! How cool is that tile motif in the entry hey. Our's is almost done too....cant wait. What's the process for handover? I…

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aLLaNNa1
Nov 17, 2010 12:03 pm
newhouseheadache
newhouseheadache
17 December 2010

Rainwater tank headache

Rainwater tank headache

Thank you so much for all the advice. BCC call centre had absolutely no idea. They said they had never heard of an annual licence. They referred me to a specialist area…

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newhouseheadache
Dec 17, 2010 3:06 pm
baley@thefarms
baley@thefarms
17 November 2010

Tri Level

Tri Level
NSW
1, 2

Congrats Macey!! That's awesome news!! (I wasn't expecting that though!! haha, I had to read over it 3 times to check I was reading it right!) Huge house - with a…

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baley@thefarms
Nov 17, 2010 6:24 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
18 November 2010

Perth,Updated house plans,do we need to re-think anything,

Perth,Updated house plans,do we need to re-think anything,
WA
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Here is a link for the new house,thanks everyone for all your help,ideas & chit chat ::kiss::

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kerry-ann
Nov 18, 2010 10:37 am
Echo
Echo
18 November 2010

Help on final stages of practical completion!

Help on final stages of practical completion!
WA

All builders seem to vary on this issue. Mine was: Deposit Slab Plate Height Lock UP PCI ( includes Variations and Plumbing fit out ) Handover Each of these payments…

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Echo
Nov 18, 2010 1:05 pm
Echo
jayw
jayw
18 November 2010

Treats for the builders

Treats for the builders
VIC

I've received.. coffee, cakes, chocolate, beer, wine, breakfast, lunch and dinner (home made and taken out), massage voucher, art, a helicopter…

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jayw
Nov 18, 2010 5:58 pm
jayw
Kumar10
Kumar10
18 November 2010

Site Cost in The Reserve - Tarneit

Site Cost in The Reserve - Tarneit
VIC

Hi Wizard We had a free upgrade to H class from PD as part of our promo so that cut down a bit of the site cost. Will update…

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Kumar10
Nov 18, 2010 6:44 pm

I love that show and the amazing houses they build each week. He had a great vision and it turned out beautiful. An amazing feature having a tree in the middle. His…

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Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
bicko123
bicko123
18 November 2010

Newington 36

Newington 36
VIC

Hi krissy, you have picked a fantastic builder. im 10 weeks into my build with Carlisle and everything has been great :: good lock with your build :D

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bicko123
Nov 18, 2010 9:43 pm
take2
take2
19 November 2010

URGENT can i use pavers with cement render home?

URGENT can i use pavers with cement render home?

Maybe the your builder should told the people in our street that, I think they would have just laughed at him esp since that just sold the house for 1million. ( By the way…

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take2
Nov 19, 2010 9:49 am
take2
woodduck
woodduck
19 November 2010

Mcdonald Jones Homes Nowra

Mcdonald Jones Homes Nowra
NSW

Hi debgon, Just in case you havent seen this topic. Most MJH poster's are in…

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woodduck
Nov 19, 2010 12:04 pm
Twiggy
Twiggy
19 November 2010

Electrical meeting with M, what to do!

Electrical meeting with M, what to do!
VIC

Something to actually think of from the other side of it, will you actually do it after handover? I know of quite a few people who say they'll do "this and this and that"…

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Twiggy
Nov 19, 2010 3:00 pm
Twiggy
khpatoary
khpatoary
19 November 2010

Building Monterey with Henley

Building Monterey with Henley
VIC
1, 2

My experience with H3nl3y is terrible. The quality of work is substandard. Moreover, they are running over the…

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khpatoary
Nov 19, 2010 7:30 pm
ronzz
ronzz
20 November 2010

Building with Porter Davis at Tarneit !!!!

Building with Porter Davis at Tarneit !!!!
VIC

Very excited as I am gonna have my tender appointment on monday, 22nd NOV. Looking forward to that !!

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ronzz
Nov 20, 2010 12:10 am
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
20 November 2010

My first home - The Victory in Devonia Park Pakenham

My first home - The Victory in Devonia Park Pakenham
VIC

Congrats!! How exciting. I am with Kiwi. Please share. LMAO.

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Tamara1975
Nov 20, 2010 7:52 am
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corked
Nov 20, 2010 2:28 pm
building1
building1
20 November 2010

Anyone Building in Bacchus Marsh?

Anyone Building in Bacchus Marsh?
VIC

Good luck with your build ::lol:: We all love pics too ::smile::

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building1
Nov 20, 2010 7:55 pm
kel
kel
20 November 2010

how many days of rain before the frame is affected?

how many days of rain before the frame is affected?
ACT

I had the same concern earlier, my floor plates color went to black from blue. guess I passed that stage, make sure you get an independent inspection after bricks and roof…

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kel
Nov 20, 2010 8:09 pm
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
20 November 2010

╠ Fragalot's Búrbank Géneration 2200 ╣ - We're In!

╠ Fragalot's Búrbank Géneration 2200 ╣ - We're In!
VIC
1 ... 36, 37, 38

They come in 1.5m sections and can attach to eachother. Quite alot of choice of fabric colors too. Be warned, there is a little bit of work involved putting them…

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ibfragalot99
Nov 20, 2010 8:10 pm
ibfragalot99
d@n
d@n
21 November 2010

Please help me choose colours- Im a girl & I've got no idea!

Please help me choose colours- Im a girl & I've got no idea!

You've only chosen grey and white so far and they go with just about anything. You'll need to decide on render colour as that will determine how the other colours…

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d@n
Nov 21, 2010 6:59 pm
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Lunchtime
Nov 21, 2010 7:39 pm

Well its all finished - been in for about 2 weeks. Was moving in and the the cleaners were still finishing up. The day before we had 14 tradies here, it was a sprint to…

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jec
Nov 21, 2010 10:56 pm
Casa2
Casa2
22 November 2010

handover question

handover question

I think you are allowed to make (one) defect list and the builder is obliged to fix the items on the list.

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Casa2
Nov 22, 2010 7:43 pm
virgin builder
virgin builder
22 November 2010

How building frustrates you?

How building frustrates you?
WA

there are heaps of other unhappy customers all with a new builder up north i really do wonder what's going on if they are so busy why not hire more staff? You should all…

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virgin builder
Nov 22, 2010 8:17 pm
mrsw
mrsw
23 November 2010

Please help: my head is spinning

Please help: my head is spinning
VIC

Sheznay, The plunkett homes looks great but I want the living area on the north side (front) of the house. I love the verandas at the front of the house, if only I could…

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mrsw
Nov 23, 2010 12:40 pm
kineso
kineso
23 November 2010

Does a good building certifier cancel out a bad builder?

Does a good building certifier cancel out a bad builder?
QLD

IMO the certifier is not going to do anything for you. You want a private inspector. Certifier checks major stuff against standards, whilst the inspector will do the…

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kineso
Nov 23, 2010 12:53 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
23 November 2010

THEY HAVE CHIPPED MY 70ML CAESER BENCH!!

THEY HAVE CHIPPED MY 70ML CAESER BENCH!!

If they won't admit they did it, in the end it can be invisibly repaired. You would need to go back to the supplier. Ed

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ECOECO
Nov 23, 2010 6:56 pm
ECOECO
tuberose
tuberose
24 November 2010

Height of Shower Niche?

Height of Shower Niche?
SA

Thanks SK, that is a good idea. I will give that a go! Only thing is that it this will be our main bathroom, not our ensuite, ie. the future kids bathroom, so I guess…

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tuberose
Nov 24, 2010 10:48 am
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Clayton Burke
Nov 24, 2010 12:20 pm
tigerandox
tigerandox
24 November 2010

Upgrading cornices, skirting and architraves

Upgrading cornices, skirting and architraves
VIC

Thanks Joles and 123Crystal for your replies... got tiles included in our promotion... Have decided, money better spent elsewhere :D

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tigerandox
Nov 24, 2010 7:15 pm
building1
building1
24 November 2010

Recommend a builder for the SE suburbs of Melbourne

Recommend a builder for the SE suburbs of Melbourne
VIC

Have you had a look at Waverley homes? They have a display I think at Lakeside (the new bit). We were close to signing with them, they are willing to change things around…

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building1
Nov 24, 2010 8:02 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
27 November 2010

My house: ALL MOVED IN! NEW PHOTOS!! YIPPEE

My house: ALL MOVED IN! NEW PHOTOS!! YIPPEE
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Your house is stunning!! We are just about to start with Coral homes. I was wanting to use darker colours in the living areas but was worried it would be too much. I am so…

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Tamara1975
Nov 27, 2010 11:16 am
sapsukker
sapsukker
27 November 2010

House Designer/Draftsman/Architect in Canberra

House Designer/Draftsman/Architect in Canberra
ACT

No havent chosen yet. Have had some good words said about Geoff Driscoll Architects and they are southside so leaning that way.

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sapsukker
Nov 27, 2010 2:28 pm
Echo
Echo
27 November 2010

duplex or a house... ?? owner builder ??

duplex or a house... ?? owner builder ??
NSW

Soor Mr Chook- councils / areas / builders and investors will all have a varying opinon on this. I just had to post cos of the name. mr chook - Priceless ::smile::

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Echo
Nov 27, 2010 7:53 pm
Echo
Sierra
Sierra
27 November 2010

Plumbing in slab for water point for fridge?

Plumbing in slab for water point for fridge?

there may also be a pipe (looks like a standard white PVC drain pipe) through the slab that links an island bench in the kitchen to a wall for services (ie. water/power). …

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Sierra
Nov 27, 2010 8:35 pm
Sierra
acrebuild1
acrebuild1
29 November 2010

latest update in the house plans **FINAL PLANS**

latest update in the house plans **FINAL PLANS**
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hey Jessica, Yes we deleted the standard rangehood - when it comes to doing your colours selections you can opt to get Beechwoood to extend the ducting out through the…

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acrebuild1
Nov 29, 2010 9:13 am
lot 306
lot 306
29 November 2010

Lot 820 at the range

Lot 820 at the range
VIC

hay, we are lot 306 and our land is supose to be settle in jan/feb to! we have gone with urban edge homes as they did what we wanted on our 300sqm block!

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lot 306
Nov 29, 2010 10:43 am

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