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xquisite
xquisite
6 December 2010

FIRST TIME USER!! Woodland Grey and Dune

FIRST TIME USER!! Woodland Grey and Dune

However, our main problem is with the main render colour we have chosen in dulux BEIGE ROYAL. It just seems a little light and possibly throws…

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xquisite
Dec 06, 2010 9:53 am
sugotosan
sugotosan
5 November 2010

Help. Stormwater Drainage

Help. Stormwater Drainage

Hi, Am hoping someone can help me. I am looking to purchase a relatively flat block and build a dual occupancy dwelling. It is above street level, however sewage line is…

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sugotosan
Nov 05, 2010 8:48 pm
Zarli
Zarli
6 November 2010

Commodore Homes - Malvern Springs WA - Step 1

Commodore Homes - Malvern Springs WA - Step 1
WA

Hi Belle-joy, wondering if you have any updates for your house, how you are finding everything?

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Zarli
Nov 05, 2010 11:49 pm
Zarli
n&n02
n&n02
5 November 2010

Overflowing gutters – Is this an urgent problem?

Overflowing gutters – Is this an urgent problem?

They come today to fix the gutter. DH got up there and he said it's now cleared of water and they fixed the bow in the gutter too. Maybe it was bowing under the weight…

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n&n02
Nov 05, 2010 7:56 pm
emma7
emma7
6 November 2010

Help with timber flooring...

Help with timber flooring...
VIC
1, 2

hey krissy what height is your kitchen bench sitting at from the slab? is it on yhour kitchen plans?? em

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emma7
Nov 06, 2010 9:08 am
Nath06
Nath06
6 November 2010

Relocation of existing house

Relocation of existing house
NSW

Thanks for the feedback. I'll have to do some homework on the destination council to understand the hurdles involved with this type of project which may slow it…

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Nath06
Nov 06, 2010 10:14 am
danniellec
danniellec
6 November 2010

Who is supposed to be in by Christmas?

Who is supposed to be in by Christmas?
VIC
1, 2

We got our letter yesterday- handover 3rd of December. Finally excited again about the house- scared about the packing!!!! Heres to hoping you all find out soon!

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danniellec
Nov 06, 2010 11:06 am
super e
super e
6 November 2010

Kube homes - QLD

Kube homes - QLD
QLD

I have just paid the holding deposit on the Kube KM201. Might change to a 203. Looking to get started sometime next year. Love to hear from someone that has started or…

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super e
Nov 06, 2010 7:23 pm
GLLSC
GLLSC
6 November 2010

Slab not parallel to frame

Slab not parallel to frame

Hi Our slab has been laided and the builders have started the frame work. Everything good so far except in the laundry the slab wet area cut out and the frame are not…

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GLLSC
Nov 06, 2010 7:56 pm
jessandjohn
jessandjohn
5 March 2011

on site costs in Darley Vic

on site costs in Darley Vic

currently going through a builder, building in bacchu views also..they have advised costs of 13000 but they havent confirmed yet

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jessandjohn
Mar 05, 2011 6:19 pm
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YBBroker
Nov 16, 2010 4:14 pm
prawncraker
prawncraker
7 November 2010

Places Homes Glendale 28

Places Homes Glendale 28
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

have started landscaping and is exhausting...will post final products....grass is growing out the front!!!!exciting...lol

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prawncraker
Nov 07, 2010 4:20 pm
toby
toby
7 November 2010

Late 2010 New Home Builders - Chat

Late 2010 New Home Builders - Chat
NSW

HI everyone We have just had the earthworks done. They have got everything ready for the footings tomorrow, monday and the concrete slab goes down on Tuesday. We are…

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toby
Nov 07, 2010 4:49 pm
leipoppy
leipoppy
7 November 2010

Photos please - Riva 33 - Metro facade

Photos please - Riva 33 - Metro facade

Hi Everyone, We're new to the forum but have very much appreciated everyone's stories and shared advice thus far! Just wondering if anyone has built Metricon's Riva in the…

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leipoppy
Nov 07, 2010 6:41 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
7 November 2010

Ceiling height verses door height

Ceiling height verses door height

Thanks Ladies, Julie-Anne i'm sorry i thought i thanked you before for your photo's,which look lovely by the way. cheers

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kerry-ann
Nov 07, 2010 9:53 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
30 August 2016

vertical or horizontal core bricks internal?

vertical or horizontal core bricks internal?

And you are a broker Salesman Right? As an Engineer and Bricklayer That does structural repairs I would disagree What about bending in walls.. which brick is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 30, 2016 10:06 am
StructuralBIMGuy
kktan9812
kktan9812
11 October 2011

Anyone seen or used "Timber Tiles" for their home?

Anyone seen or used "Timber Tiles" for their home?

I am also interested in the timber tiles. Did you manage to have it done on your house. I know the timber tiles is kinda expensive. How much does it come up to per sq.m?

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kktan9812
Oct 11, 2011 12:40 pm
banner125
banner125
8 November 2010

The Cost for building 2 Townhouses in Melbourne's East

The Cost for building 2 Townhouses in Melbourne's East

You will need a planning application and will probably be required under the terms of the planning permit to build both at the same time. Check with your council. This is…

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banner125
Nov 08, 2010 9:34 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
9 November 2010

Newbee here.... NBG. Good so far. Laminate floor or tiles???

Newbee here.... NBG. Good so far. Laminate floor or tiles???

I always suggest taking Flooring out of the contract and doing it yourself. You have far more control and often get a better deal. Builders work on a min markup of around…

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anthony_carter
Nov 09, 2010 7:32 am
FirstTimeBuild
FirstTimeBuild
8 November 2010

HSTP plans?

HSTP plans?
QLD

Thanks for all your replies, we're still waiting for our site tests to be done so maybe they'll sit down and do the plans after that for us to take to our NHP... well i…

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FirstTimeBuild
Nov 08, 2010 1:05 pm
Dollar
Dollar
15 November 2010

Colour combination - opinions please?

Colour combination - opinions please?

Casey not sure if I can be of much help but we have used Vanilla bricks for some of our house...see" Dollarz house" thread

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Dollar
Nov 15, 2010 4:03 pm
JagSRK
JagSRK
8 November 2010

Our experience with Burbank.......so far

Our experience with Burbank.......so far
VIC

Glass stairs in Forrester 4300 will cost you a fortune. Sales consultant at WL display center reckons it is 20k. We also had a long drive to Arena Display Center in…

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JagSRK
Nov 08, 2010 3:19 pm
YBBroker
YBBroker
16 November 2010

Correct Mouldings Help!

Correct Mouldings Help!

If the manufacturer can give you installation and fixing guides then i'd proceed with them as per the fixing instructions. If they can not then get a refund.

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YBBroker
Nov 16, 2010 3:47 pm
baley@thefarms
baley@thefarms
27 April 2011

Choosing external colours and bricks and tiles

Choosing external colours and bricks and tiles

I can't think of where your cladding will be? Is there alot of it? Surfmist is pretty much white, some pics it looks grey but I have surfmist windows, doors, fascia and…

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baley@thefarms
Apr 27, 2011 5:15 pm
ruka2007
ruka2007
8 November 2010

ready for the roof 31 oct

ready for the roof 31 oct
WA

hey kiwi, roof is now on we chose colourbond bushland. Was gonna go with ironstone but too many of that colour around. bushland still looks good with the light bricks -…

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ruka2007
Nov 08, 2010 7:49 pm
sheznay
sheznay
4 June 2011

Why did you choose either Tiles or Timber Flooring?

Why did you choose either Tiles or Timber Flooring?
1, 2, 3

I have seen these wood look tiles. I think they look amazing.

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sheznay
Jun 04, 2011 1:10 pm
sheznay
meatpie
meatpie
8 November 2010

Slab not parallel to frame

Slab not parallel to frame

hi GLLSC, i think it is called "frame overhang" tolerance level is 10mm if i am not wrong, you might want to read this

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meatpie
Nov 08, 2010 10:31 pm
YBBroker
YBBroker
16 November 2010

Fixing Stage Inclusion question

Fixing Stage Inclusion question

Is this for a progress claim? Brick clean can be one of the last jobs you do on a job Roof of the Porch should have been during roof cover? Roof pointing before…

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YBBroker
Nov 16, 2010 3:53 pm
btherl
btherl
9 November 2010

what could this be?????

what could this be?????

We've got a power cable hanging out of the external wall next to our spa too, this would explain why.

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btherl
Nov 09, 2010 8:09 am
btherl
Belial
Belial
10 November 2010

Ah, the serenity... my Serenity 21 build, Sandarra

Ah, the serenity... my Serenity 21 build, Sandarra
VIC
1, 2

Some time before your contract ends :lol: i think we're roughly about 10 weeks or so from lockup now and we still have a couple to go with pci etc before handover.

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Belial
Nov 10, 2010 10:55 am
Belial
deletedpenguin
deletedpenguin
10 November 2010

Liberty 42 @Stonecutters Ridge

Liberty 42 @Stonecutters Ridge
NSW
1 ... 15, 16, 17

::cheerleader:: ::party:: ::cheerleader:: ::party:: A BIG CONGRATULATIONS GUYS ::celeb:: You must be so happy your build is over and you have moved into your beautiful home. Good win…

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deletedpenguin
Nov 10, 2010 12:47 pm
deletedpenguin
Dee2010
Dee2010
11 November 2010

Dee's House plans

Dee's House plans
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

I have started a new thread for the build as everytime I log on to this one I think of the dream home we are not building :( and this should be an exciting time :D

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Dee2010
Nov 11, 2010 8:26 am
Southies
Southies
11 November 2010

Who has Shower Niches?

Who has Shower Niches?
QLD

Don't make them any smaller than 300mm high. This height will accomodate large size pump bottles, which I didn't take into account :roll: . Now our pump bottles sit on the…

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Southies
Nov 11, 2010 4:57 pm
Southies
pattycake4
pattycake4
11 November 2010

help with plan please

help with plan please
VIC
1, 2

And to think I had to pay a Draftman,you guys are GOOD.Dee so much knowledge (4 builds)Kiwi have the perfect table with mirror and all.I can see light at the end of…

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pattycake4
Nov 11, 2010 8:14 pm
Benny-
Benny-
12 November 2010

Eden Brae - Hayman 31 - Morpeth Manor - Keys on Friday

Eden Brae - Hayman 31 - Morpeth Manor - Keys on Friday
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

So everyone I have been on annual leave for the past 3 weeks and conducted our move. Between having no internet at home until the other day and landscaping i have been…

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Benny-
Nov 12, 2010 9:07 am
Benny-
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
12 November 2010

Woodland Grey roof - colour not quite right!

Woodland Grey roof - colour not quite right!
WA

We are getting used to it. As I said to DH the only darker colours are Ironstone blue or the black and we wanted same colour garage doors. I think we chose ok. Too late…

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dragonflychic
Nov 12, 2010 11:06 am
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
12 November 2010

Builder wont give us final cost until building approval

Builder wont give us final cost until building approval

aaww i feel for you. they will always try rip you off. make sure you email everything that way you have a strong paper trial. i would ring and ask for the administrations…

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sharky55_shan
Nov 12, 2010 4:50 pm
sharky55_shan
Aiah
Aiah
13 November 2010

Conrete Slab- How much does it cost?

Conrete Slab- How much does it cost?

without seeing the plan and engineers details who can say. ive seen 270 sqm slabs go well over 100k. devil is in the detail.

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Aiah
Nov 13, 2010 6:04 am
Aiah
BayBuild
BayBuild
13 November 2010

Gloss kitchen cupboards - price

Gloss kitchen cupboards - price

Hi - Our kitchen is costing an extra $2750 for "Kitchen doors magnetic profile and exposed panels 16mm white satin board painted in a 2 pak gloss finish" So I think the…

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BayBuild
Nov 13, 2010 12:31 pm
BayBuild
YBBroker
YBBroker
13 November 2010

Per SQM Cost diff between adding on and building new home

Per SQM Cost diff between adding on and building new home

That's right in line with an article that was written only 2 months ago in the West Australian stating the cost of renovations is double that of a new build. There isn't…

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YBBroker
Nov 13, 2010 6:12 pm
Fallen_Apple
Fallen_Apple
13 November 2010

HELP!! RENDER COLOUR!!?

HELP!! RENDER COLOUR!!?
WA

Have you got any pictures that will help give an idea of the colours so far? I think if the bricks and everything else is quite dark then it looks quite good to have a…

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Fallen_Apple
Nov 13, 2010 8:21 pm
Fallen_Apple
toby
toby
14 November 2010

position of external brick - on or off slab

position of external brick - on or off slab
WA

Many thanks for your reply. YOu have given me such peace of mind. I have been worrying that the slab was not the right size. Other than that the slab looks terific,…

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toby
Nov 14, 2010 12:16 am
juzme
juzme
14 November 2010

Suburbs Selection for New Land - Western Sydney

Suburbs Selection for New Land - Western Sydney
NSW

Hi, I have not long bought at Claremont Meadows only a few km's from Glenmore Park and Penrith. 3km's from nearest rail station at Werrington and close to M4 access,…

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juzme
Nov 14, 2010 7:27 am
ESB
ESB
14 November 2010

Statutory requirements cost, e.g. rainwater tank, salinity

Statutory requirements cost, e.g. rainwater tank, salinity

We've had extra costs added to our tender for the same reason ... stainless steel tie downs on the brick work, we also can only have a one particular type of mortar joint…

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ESB
Nov 14, 2010 9:12 am
ESB
stillwaters
stillwaters
14 November 2010

What boral brick did/would you use?

What boral brick did/would you use?
VIC

Boral Mocha goes well with Dune (check out my building thread for a picture of how it looks).. Its a CAT 3 brick with Carlisle Homes, not sure with your builder

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stillwaters
Nov 14, 2010 12:16 pm
sleven
sleven
14 November 2010

Surprise costs

Surprise costs
NSW

ALL of our costs were fixed once we hit tender - our colours, electrical upgrades and site costs - including our rock removal and concrete piers. But I do agree that…

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sleven
Nov 14, 2010 1:14 pm
sleven
Level Spirit
Level Spirit
14 November 2010

Inspections

Inspections

Thanks stormy, I understand that it will be for my account. I am just not aware of my rights to get an inspection at lock-up. I have been looking at New Home Inspections,…

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Level Spirit
Nov 14, 2010 2:02 pm
themax
themax
14 November 2010

Newbie

Newbie
NSW

Welcome RandH. Hope you'll share you building story with us! We love pics!!

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themax
Nov 14, 2010 7:24 pm
themax

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