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saemiseon
saemiseon
20 May 2010

1950s house *picture* renovate to sell, up to what extent?

1950s house *picture* renovate to sell, up to what extent?

Thanks all of yous. that's great. What concerns me though is house itself is quite small. total living size 90sqm2 whereas total land size is 500sqm2. so if anyone is…

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saemiseon
May 20, 2010 2:36 pm
skywalker
skywalker
20 May 2010

Building with red ink homes perth- New to Building

Building with red ink homes perth- New to Building
WA

Make sure you ask about the payment schedule and when the first payment is due.......

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skywalker
May 20, 2010 3:09 pm
me,he&little she
me,he&little she
20 May 2010

painted eaves? - UPDATE

painted eaves? - UPDATE

Thats great to hear. Nice when it all comes in to place! :z:

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me,he&little she
May 20, 2010 5:39 pm
me,he&little she
jonesby
jonesby
20 May 2010

calf skin colour

calf skin colour

We're having calf skin with surfmist roof and garage door. I'm interested in seeing how it looks too!

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jonesby
May 20, 2010 7:26 pm
Sierra
Sierra
20 May 2010

Pump for piers??? What is this?

Pump for piers??? What is this?

You will find that the builder requires another concrete pump for the piers as these are done a number of days before your slab is poured. The pump you have already paid…

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Sierra
May 20, 2010 10:24 pm
Sierra
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BuildlingPerth
May 20, 2010 10:56 pm
BuildlingPerth
Jayneylou
Jayneylou
21 May 2010

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION.......

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION.......

I've fallen victim to the water meter in a dumb location trick - right in the middle of my front door. I haven't yet seen it, but my spy tells me it's going to have to be…

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Jayneylou
May 21, 2010 8:25 am
bigred
bigred
21 May 2010

Has anyone put a bar in their home?? Pics??

Has anyone put a bar in their home?? Pics??

House is still currently being built; however, I plan to have 3 bars. 1. Alfresco area 2. Inside the garage 3. Inside a large shed Look back at this thread in 4 months…

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bigred
May 21, 2010 9:07 am
bigred
Dollar
Dollar
21 May 2010

Timber Floor - Best deal Solid timber in south east melbour

Timber Floor - Best deal Solid timber in south east melbour
VIC

You need to work out what timber you want or have a rough idea what you are interested in as different species can vary quite a bit in price.

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Dollar
May 21, 2010 11:17 am
ritat
ritat
21 May 2010

New Family Home - Forest Park - Plantation Homes - SLAB!!!!!

New Family Home - Forest Park - Plantation Homes - SLAB!!!!!
QLD
1, 2

Hi Andrew, surprised you were told to remove the dirt. Ours was cut from side and fill on another and they still had about 1.5m high pile left then it disappeared one…

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ritat
May 21, 2010 12:32 pm
Torrie77
Torrie77
21 May 2010

Perth House and Contents insurance

Perth House and Contents insurance
WA

We were with GIO for 3 years as they were the cheapest, last year the premium jumped 40% and this year it jumped an extra $200, and we have multipolicy discount. I rang…

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Torrie77
May 21, 2010 12:58 pm
huntclubber
huntclubber
21 May 2010

Carlisle in hunt club

Carlisle in hunt club
VIC

Hi all, Planning on building a house in hunt club with Carlisle homes. I've got a block of 14 m x 30 m. pretty flat land with a lilttle bit of filling at the back…

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huntclubber
May 21, 2010 4:35 pm
SharonC
SharonC
21 May 2010

Choosing Shower Screen Frame

Choosing Shower Screen Frame
WA

Thanks everyone for your comments and advice. We've decided on chrome (Silver), so hope it looks good!

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SharonC
May 21, 2010 6:06 pm
Cooper32
Cooper32
21 May 2010

N00b alert: Help have a question????

N00b alert: Help have a question????

Could you sub divide, build two, live in one & sell off the other therefore easing your mortgage????

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Cooper32
May 21, 2010 7:39 pm
EarthCube
EarthCube
21 May 2010

Solar Metering

Solar Metering

If you need to get your solar panels connected to the grid you will need to get an electrician, that is a…

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EarthCube
May 21, 2010 9:07 pm
Dollar
Dollar
21 May 2010

Final progress payment - Help!

Final progress payment - Help!

BTW congrats on handover just being around the corner. Enjoy your new home.

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Dollar
May 21, 2010 10:17 pm
Eskay40
Eskay40
21 May 2010

ARGH - PCI question - what are my chances??

ARGH - PCI question - what are my chances??

Send an email and mention that it was discussed and you're sure he wrote it down but you wanted to confirm. See what he says..

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Eskay40
May 21, 2010 11:35 pm
Eskay40
rhi3384
rhi3384
22 May 2010

Feature Blackbutt or feature and Better Grade

Feature Blackbutt or feature and Better Grade

nice, I am so in love with it! The company I bought the wood from was telling me that a lot of ppl dont like the feature but I think its the nicest, so interesting with…

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rhi3384
May 22, 2010 9:52 am
Maxie
Maxie
22 May 2010

Transferring gas/elec into my name when call centre closed??

Transferring gas/elec into my name when call centre closed??

Don't panic! They don't disconnect anything at the weekend and they only threaten that so people don't leave it too long

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Maxie
May 22, 2010 10:35 am
Maxie
ladsos
ladsos
22 May 2010

BUILDING A NEW HOME IN WA

BUILDING A NEW HOME IN WA
WA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hello, can anyone recommed a good perth tiler!!! i posted in the floor section but got no response! thanks Lisa

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ladsos
May 22, 2010 5:02 pm
ladsos
andy
andy
22 May 2010

site cost PD

site cost PD
VIC
1, 2

I asked them how come I was charged $10311.00 for a M class modified Slab for a P class site with 300 mm fill. if the allowance in the basic price is for m class slab how…

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andy
May 22, 2010 8:42 pm
NUG613
NUG613
23 May 2010

How much to render a Coral Home?

How much to render a Coral Home?
NSW

We are looking at building a Coral home in SEQ and was wondering if anyone knows hoe much extra it is to render the house? We got a quote for a house the other day but…

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NUG613
May 23, 2010 7:39 am
doriya
doriya
23 May 2010

House and Land Package advice

House and Land Package advice

Bump/update. Met with the agent today. The HIA contract was not amended, but the building spec contract was. Is…

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doriya
May 23, 2010 12:01 pm
abbeybox
abbeybox
23 May 2010

downlights

downlights

Try these guys. They have a very good chip (runs the LED) which means that they are very bright for LED lights and I got quoted at around $77 ea or around $59ea if you…

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abbeybox
May 23, 2010 1:18 pm
rosemi
rosemi
23 May 2010

anyone can help me with my color selection

anyone can help me with my color selection

Hi Reinsey, in some lighting the smoke pearl does seem to take on a pinkish tone, yet in other lighting it looks more greyish, and in really bright sunlight it looks almost white.

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rosemi
May 23, 2010 4:12 pm
rosemi

Friends of ours built with this company. It took almost 17 months to finish their house. They built on a flat block, their house was nicely designed but nothing special or…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
emlet01
emlet01
24 May 2010

Building at Teviot Downs, New Beith (near Brisbane)

Building at Teviot Downs, New Beith (near Brisbane)
QLD

Thanks Roadkill, really appreciate it. Guess what - we got a contract on our house on the weekend!!! :z: Fingers crossed it all goes through. Now we can start really…

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emlet01
May 24, 2010 7:39 am
micks_k
micks_k
24 May 2010

Our little custom split level 2 storey home!

Our little custom split level 2 storey home!

I noticed this thread below talks about charcoal carpets and has a picture of a kitchen with charcoal kitchen cupboards. Looks pretty good.

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micks_k
May 24, 2010 9:39 am
micks_k
vpeewee
vpeewee
24 May 2010

Anyone built or building with Rosewood Homes, Sydney?

Anyone built or building with Rosewood Homes, Sydney?
NSW

Hi Folks, I'm new to the forum and I tried searching for info on Rosewood but it doesn't help when it appers that someones login name is Rosewood ::wink:: so I was wondering if…

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vpeewee
May 24, 2010 4:17 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
24 May 2010

Has anyone NOT up specked the basic builders plan?

Has anyone NOT up specked the basic builders plan?
1, 2

Did they look all right un specked in your opionion? the people who bought them..were they happy or were they wanting fancier doors and nicer…

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Huggy_B
May 24, 2010 9:38 pm
Huggy_B
abclarke
abclarke
24 May 2010

Eden Brae People!

Eden Brae People!
NSW
1, 2

For those kinds of prices id just be getting the standards and getting my sparky mate to do the rest i think :-?

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abclarke
May 24, 2010 9:55 pm
abclarke
Eoh
Eoh
25 May 2010

Building with Eden Brae Spring Farm

Building with Eden Brae Spring Farm
NSW

Hi Southies, Thanks very much. From EB's website I can see there will be a Tyrell independent quality inspection…

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Eoh
May 25, 2010 9:57 am
borg
borg
25 May 2010

Deceptive size

Deceptive size

It is even more interesting once you start buying furniture and filling up the house, I have been finding that most rooms are bigger than I imagined. I also though my…

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borg
May 25, 2010 11:54 am
borg
mpcj
mpcj
25 May 2010

Is it OK to change sales reps?

Is it OK to change sales reps?
VIC

Fair call Borg - and that happens quite a lot.... I think it's a bit of give and take both sides, and DH has done multiple quotes for people who love and house and then…

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mpcj
May 25, 2010 12:53 pm
mpcj
Stormy
Stormy
25 May 2010

Poll Question: Did your Sales Consultant sign your Contract?

Poll Question: Did your Sales Consultant sign your Contract?

No. The Sales Consultant works solely at the display centre. He possibly may have signed the initial quote (but that was about 2 1/2 years ago...). My Pre-site…

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Stormy
May 25, 2010 2:04 pm
Stormy
donuts
donuts
25 May 2010

Frontage - House to Road

Frontage - House to Road

i think it depends on what all the other houses around you are doing. if they are all 10 metres back, yours might look a bit different, but not necessarily horrible...…

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donuts
May 25, 2010 2:51 pm
donuts
ring09
ring09
25 May 2010

Karndean or Vinyl Timber look tiles - Floor Prep

Karndean or Vinyl Timber look tiles - Floor Prep
VIC

HI Just a question to all the people who have used the Vinyl Timber planks what sort of floor preparation did you have to do. We would be on a concrete slab, do you have…

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ring09
May 25, 2010 3:43 pm
ring09
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Paul12
May 25, 2010 3:50 pm
huntclubber
huntclubber
25 May 2010

Evaporative cooling advise

Evaporative cooling advise

Hi ring09, Are you using this at the moment? If so is it noisy? Cool enough? My main concern is will the power of this cooling unit be enough to cool our home.

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huntclubber
May 25, 2010 3:52 pm
Crunchbone
Crunchbone
25 May 2010

Victorian FHOG time extension

Victorian FHOG time extension
VIC

Hi everyone Thanks VERY much for all of your replies - they certainly have put my mind at ease! I also rang up the SRO today (prior to seeing all of the replies from…

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Crunchbone
May 25, 2010 7:52 pm
wizard
wizard
25 May 2010

HOT WATER HELP!!

HOT WATER HELP!!

Too many panels results in wasted water, the rental we are in at the moment wastes nearly 5lt of water out of the overflow in summer because the 2 panels on our roof…

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wizard
May 25, 2010 9:12 pm
wizard
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locus
May 26, 2010 9:45 am
locus
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Nathan SteelFab
May 26, 2010 11:13 am
Nathan SteelFab
46fan
46fan
26 May 2010

Rain water tanks

Rain water tanks

Thanks cooped07,

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46fan
May 26, 2010 11:21 am
mark299
mark299
26 May 2010

Had PCI. Not Happy. Handover this week, what are our rights?

Had PCI. Not Happy. Handover this week, what are our rights?

That is good to know. Happy ending. I think the builder has done the right thing and helped you. From what you have explained, they may have had a case to not do it. but…

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mark299
May 26, 2010 12:14 pm


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