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KnockItDown
KnockItDown
9 May 2010

Building at Spring Farm with EB - Ummm OMG

Building at Spring Farm with EB - Ummm OMG
NSW
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You have to ask yourself how does this sort of stuff happen? Incorrect interpretation of the plans? or just plain laziness? At any rate, 100 mm depth for this type of…

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KnockItDown
May 09, 2010 9:43 am
KnockItDown
d3p
d3p
9 May 2010

Point cook - New connection Telstra

Point cook - New connection Telstra
VIC

Hi all We are on the last stage of the house building, therefore I am starting to get information on how to have the phone line connected to property (builder doesn't do…

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d3p
May 09, 2010 4:57 pm
Mrs P
Mrs P
9 May 2010

NEW PLANS.. CRITIQUE AWAY!!!

NEW PLANS.. CRITIQUE AWAY!!!

I will try get it back up when I get home later :)

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Mrs P
May 09, 2010 6:55 pm
themax
themax
9 May 2010

Start high or low?

Start high or low?
WA

Are the REALLY cheap house satisfactory as far as floorplan and quality goes? How big is the home for the $220ish? A friend of DH's built a home with the basics of all…

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themax
May 09, 2010 8:47 pm
themax
LINDABINBIN
LINDABINBIN
9 May 2010

Slab Edge Chip off can be acceptable?

Slab Edge Chip off can be acceptable?

Thanks for your guys reply. We feel relaxed right now I will ask SS tomorrow and see whether they do this with intention to termite protect!

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LINDABINBIN
May 09, 2010 8:52 pm
sleven
sleven
9 May 2010

Upgrades... leaving it till after handover?

Upgrades... leaving it till after handover?

We didn't leave too much to do after handover. There was quite a lot that we got standard/with the promo that we wanted... for example the items that were included that…

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sleven
May 09, 2010 11:13 pm
sleven
Deemaree
Deemaree
10 May 2010

Upgrades - What did you wish you had put in ?

Upgrades - What did you wish you had put in ?
QLD
1, 2

Rowena- I had them put in a shower niche when we were at ColourWorld, same with fridge space and if you want those…

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Deemaree
May 10, 2010 10:47 am
Deemaree
borg
borg
10 May 2010

Rear garage roller door size

Rear garage roller door size

It really depends on how it is done, obviously the more bricks the better, i would not go any smaller the 1.5 bricks on either size. In saying that 2.5 bricks looks better…

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borg
May 10, 2010 12:01 pm
borg
kid81
kid81
10 May 2010

Urbayne Homes - Help with windows pls

Urbayne Homes - Help with windows pls
VIC

I cant be 100% sure but judging from the sliding door on the Urbayne website, the handle and motif appear to be the same as those used by A&L Architectural.

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kid81
May 10, 2010 12:15 pm
d@n
d@n
10 May 2010

BRICKS, WINDOW AND ROOF COLORS????

BRICKS, WINDOW AND ROOF COLORS????

It might help if you post you elevation and let us know which brick suppliers you're limited if any. Different states have different styles also.

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d@n
May 10, 2010 12:27 pm
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Riss
May 10, 2010 2:28 pm
lealicious
lealicious
10 May 2010

Colour Selection - when?

Colour Selection - when?

We paid our initial deposit over a month ago and was told we'd be called for our colour appointment in a few weeks. It's been 6 weeks and still haven't heard from the…

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lealicious
May 10, 2010 2:51 pm
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
10 May 2010

Building in Elderslie with Allworth - questions.

Building in Elderslie with Allworth - questions.
NSW

Hi guys. . .I have PM'd you the details of a fencer & blind supplier. I checked out your house on the Allworth site, it's a nice design that will suit the area. We tried…

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JohnnyD
May 10, 2010 2:51 pm
JohnnyD
Gildea
Gildea
10 May 2010

Anyone building with Eden Brae and using PGH bricks???

Anyone building with Eden Brae and using PGH bricks???
NSW

Thats generally what happens :) EB will no doubt quote for the whole house though - so be specific about it.

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Gildea
May 10, 2010 3:44 pm
InPakenham
InPakenham
10 May 2010

Building On The Boundary

Building On The Boundary

Mine does have grass inbetween the drive ways, i just mean that there garage will be next to mine. Either way i will have a look when the bricks are done as its the same…

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InPakenham
May 10, 2010 6:10 pm
Jayneylou
Jayneylou
10 May 2010

What colour windows with this??

What colour windows with this??

My bricks have a brown/purple tone to them as well so I chose Jasper as it's a soft neutral brown that won't overpower the depth of the brick colour or draw too much…

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Jayneylou
May 10, 2010 8:27 pm
agent001
agent001
10 May 2010

Rendered Front

Rendered Front
WA

what colour is ur window frames. does it match well with the tinted windows when looking at it in reality?

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agent001
May 10, 2010 10:03 pm
building1
building1
11 May 2010

Vandals in the making, Pakenham

Vandals in the making, Pakenham
VIC

you need someone like this on every site I…

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building1
May 11, 2010 1:05 am
phoenixrain
phoenixrain
11 May 2010

Newbie from Perth with some questions

Newbie from Perth with some questions
WA

In regards to tiles, I've already sourced something like 15 quotes, most seem to be about $40+sqm. A bit more if your slab needs screeding if it is not very level and free…

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phoenixrain
May 11, 2010 2:11 am
phoenixrain
Scale
Scale
11 May 2010

Building in Bundaberg ... all suggestions or ideas welcome!

Building in Bundaberg ... all suggestions or ideas welcome!
QLD

No problem with the reply, Yes ive been through a display of Jubilee Homes would have been worth of 500k thou.Very nice but no to sure on prices for the average family…

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Scale
May 11, 2010 8:59 am
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
11 May 2010

Building Camellia 2900 with Burbank Homes

Building Camellia 2900 with Burbank Homes
VIC
1, 2

THANK YOU Naf ::lol:: ,We are at roof cover which should be this week and bricks starting next week. Our guess was to put the order in at lock up :th: .

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pinkdiamond
May 11, 2010 9:48 am
pinkdiamond
ThistleTown
ThistleTown
11 May 2010

Making the decision re: Single or Double Storey?

Making the decision re: Single or Double Storey?

I'm Sorry.... I finally have the search engine working and realise there have been a lot of topics on this subject. Please disregard :oops:

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ThistleTown
May 11, 2010 9:48 am
ThistleTown
carlswil
carlswil
11 May 2010

Is this the normal time frame?

Is this the normal time frame?

We signed our contract in early Nov, received our master plans back the week before xmas, received our engineers report the first week of Feb, Application went to council…

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carlswil
May 11, 2010 4:54 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
11 May 2010

Site costs with H3nley????

Site costs with H3nley????
VIC

As RC said you pay a provisional amount for rock and then if they don't find any rock, after handover they do a variation and send out a check for the provisional rock amount.

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CiNnY
May 11, 2010 7:42 pm
dirtbag
dirtbag
11 May 2010

Adminstration fee?

Adminstration fee?

i talked to my builder, waved it off without any grudges at all! smooth!! ::cool::

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dirtbag
May 11, 2010 8:07 pm
dirtbag
TheAlbany
TheAlbany
11 May 2010

Any with National Builders - Internal Frame, 450 or 600?

Any with National Builders - Internal Frame, 450 or 600?
VIC

Any that is or has built with National Builders What were you Internal Frame Centres, 450mm wide or 600mm wide? And was it standard or a…

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TheAlbany
May 11, 2010 8:10 pm
TheAlbany
malma
malma
11 May 2010

building inspections???

building inspections???

Thanks klscomps, you are absolutely right, i am not capable of such a thorough check. Meeting has been booked for Wednesday and hopefully settlement with follow shortly…

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malma
May 11, 2010 9:54 pm
JamesandElisha
JamesandElisha
11 May 2010

Retaining wall - included in Building permit?

Retaining wall - included in Building permit?

Thanks, You are right. I spoke with someone at BPi today and they confirmed that it may be required because it was submitted with the application but they will determine…

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JamesandElisha
May 11, 2010 11:07 pm
mervyn
mervyn
12 May 2010

Anyone with Austral bricks Latte? PLease help

Anyone with Austral bricks Latte? PLease help
VIC

Hi Eastowest, My land is in Lynbrook and nearly flat...and M class....So I got approx $3,500.00 as site costs and other OHS & COuncil requirements…

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mervyn
May 12, 2010 2:15 pm

Here is another cool little design i had built on a small block. I ended up having the Alfresco area off the meals area and extended out past the Garage by about…

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nathanbudde
May 12, 2010 3:32 pm
nathanbudde
stac2109
stac2109
12 May 2010

Site Costs in Rose Grange - Clearwater Rise

Site Costs in Rose Grange - Clearwater Rise
VIC

Hello budding home builders I just have a quick question to see if anyone who is building in Rose Grange has experienced any great fluctuations in site costs. We are…

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stac2109
May 12, 2010 3:59 pm
kek
kek
12 May 2010

Roof then bricking or Bricking then roof

Roof then bricking or Bricking then roof
NSW

It usually depends on which trades are available first. Some builders have a preference for doing it one way or the other, but often it's just a matter of timing. What's…

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kek
May 12, 2010 7:05 pm
kek
hmmmmm
hmmmmm
12 May 2010

Help..What color front door?

Help..What color front door?

spoke to the builder today and I might be able to remove that pipe at the front... he's checking it out to make sure. Still have no idea about color for front door..…

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hmmmmm
May 12, 2010 8:18 pm
all the sand
all the sand
12 May 2010

Please show me your woodland grey roller doors and windows:)

Please show me your woodland grey roller doors and windows:)
1, 2

I think that the brick you have chosen will look great. If you post in Michelles Decorating Lounge you may get more responses! Colour selections were definately the…

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all the sand
May 12, 2010 9:06 pm
Polo
Polo
13 May 2010

Brick Perpends - should they be aligned??

Brick Perpends - should they be aligned??

Thanks Ed. I asked the SS to get it fixed, so hopefully they do and perpend will be aligned. I'm quite afraid that the brickie might take offence and will do a crap job on…

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Polo
May 13, 2010 12:24 am
Polo
Polo
13 May 2010

Building The Galleria 250. Day 117 - Brickin almost complete

Building The Galleria 250. Day 117 - Brickin almost complete
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Bel - Thanks, yes we are happy with the Blackheath and now can't wait to see it when it's cleaned.

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Polo
May 13, 2010 12:32 am

Hi Guys, Our landscaping is just about completed and we are looking at our options for the metal infills for our bricked front fence. We are looking to have something…

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CMET
May 13, 2010 8:14 am

Well it's been a while, and a lot has happened. We have offically been locked out, however no bricks are up yet as they are having delays...I assume with finding a…

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cweedon
May 13, 2010 1:13 pm
sraj
sraj
13 May 2010

Building in Port Macquarie from Coral - help with Plan

Building in Port Macquarie from Coral - help with Plan
NSW

Hi Renee, Thanks for your comments,your house looks awesome.... I have moved the picture recess 1 mt apart, sorry its not reflected in the plan. Decided to move the Ref…

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sraj
May 13, 2010 2:43 pm
Pugs
Pugs
13 May 2010

Electricity connection

Electricity connection

$299 up to their demarcation spot... then read this…

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Pugs
May 13, 2010 3:25 pm
Pugs
Lizzie7
Lizzie7
13 May 2010

Bricks not the same? Comments please.

Bricks not the same? Comments please.
1, 2

Hi Ray Just had a look at your Cotham Wall pic. How did it end up looking? We have chosen Cotham also and I'm still in 2 minds, especially after reading your post! Do…

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Lizzie7
May 13, 2010 11:06 pm
btherl
btherl
14 May 2010

What's wrong with this picture?

What's wrong with this picture?

It's also similarly off at the corner toward the back of the picture. Did they put the entire frame in the wrong place?

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btherl
May 14, 2010 12:55 pm
btherl
Belial
Belial
14 May 2010

Recycled water Connection costs

Recycled water Connection costs

So, you should save a fair bit for it then, as every time you flush, you are filling with recycled water, not street water (that you pay…

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Belial
May 14, 2010 1:50 pm
Belial
westy
westy
14 May 2010

Alto Homes - WA

Alto Homes - WA
WA

@ abbeybox and V&R - I'd be interested to know how things are going for you with Sw1tch. Feel free to post over on my thread if you don't have your own... Cheers

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westy
May 14, 2010 4:49 pm
westy
Frogger
Frogger
14 May 2010

Pictures of My Tile Selections --Let me know what you think?

Pictures of My Tile Selections --Let me know what you think?
VIC
1, 2

Hey Frogger feels so good that you liked my selections, i Loveeeeeeeeeee Purple, i have choosen dulux purple Empire as my feature wall color in my…

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Frogger
May 14, 2010 5:33 pm
vanilla tree
vanilla tree
14 May 2010

council - merit application vs residential code application

council - merit application vs residential code application

Hey carlswill, ~ sorry can't help you with this ~ but the people who know will probably want to know what state you are in? I haven't heard of a "merit application" in…

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vanilla tree
May 14, 2010 6:31 pm
vanilla tree


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