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So this is what the current bathroom wall tile combination looks like together.. Only choice left is whether the white tiles should be glossy or satin/matte…

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stillwaters
Jun 26, 2010 1:36 am
just83
just83
26 June 2010

IS ANY ONE OR HAS ANY ONE BUILT WITH DREAMSTART HOMES?

IS ANY ONE OR HAS ANY ONE BUILT WITH DREAMSTART HOMES?
WA

Just got my plans back from Dreamstart and not that impressed. After telling me that 7k would be more than enought for site works they want me to add additional retaining…

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just83
Jun 26, 2010 1:40 pm
our castle
our castle
26 June 2010

Fence cutting our boundary

Fence cutting our boundary

Hi, We had the ssame situation with our last house where our gutteriing for our garage was on the boundary, not the garage wall. the fencer just put in a little return…

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our castle
Jun 26, 2010 2:51 pm
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catjim
Jun 26, 2010 9:35 pm
he82306
he82306
26 June 2010

Advise on Blackbutt Feature Timber flooring

Advise on Blackbutt Feature Timber flooring

Hi, just need some advise guys. I have just put a deposit for some NSW Blackbutt feature raw timber flooring. I need some feedback on featured blackbutt, as I have been…

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he82306
Jun 26, 2010 11:09 pm
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BZMZ
Jun 26, 2010 11:29 pm
71monaro
71monaro
26 June 2010

Critique my plan

Critique my plan
SA

Thank you for all your comments. The utility is laundry and butler pantry, originally without the cupbards by the dining room (making dining wider) but I thought the more…

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71monaro
Jun 26, 2010 11:42 pm
royalblue
royalblue
27 June 2010

Carpet underlay - premium or standard?

Carpet underlay - premium or standard?

You are mostly speaking in terms here that I don't understand. The 'categories' you refer to I know nothing about. I guess it is a set of options that the builders have…

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royalblue
Jun 27, 2010 1:06 am
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elastic
Jun 27, 2010 7:20 pm
johnlong
johnlong
27 June 2010

Matt's Simonds Stirling 2400- All Moved In!!!

Matt's Simonds Stirling 2400- All Moved In!!!
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

hey Matt, congrats... i was down there today, but wasn't sure if you were in as i didn't see anything... well done for being first on the street. John

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johnlong
Jun 27, 2010 9:40 pm
2pais
2pais
27 June 2010

Move in

Move in
QLD

Thanks for the info. Very helpful Renee.

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2pais
Jun 27, 2010 10:52 pm
bskilner
bskilner
28 June 2010

Re: TC2000 - 10/06/10 STILL NO INTERNET

Re: TC2000 - 10/06/10 STILL NO INTERNET
1 ... 64, 65, 66

Congrats on moving into your house tc, im in the same boat most of my boxes are unpacked. Just a couple left for DH to unpack, coz its his stuff and i would probably just…

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bskilner
Jun 28, 2010 2:42 am
2pais
2pais
28 June 2010

Foothpath removal

Foothpath removal
QLD

Hi Do we need council approval in queensland to remove the footpath to build a driveway? My concreter says its not necessary as it will delay things but others say that…

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2pais
Jun 28, 2010 7:51 am
verukins
verukins
28 June 2010

Basement level - initial questions

Basement level - initial questions

This is just a follow up in case someone else out there is looking to quantify "expensive".... We have got a basement priced up... a large one at 8x12m, basically it…

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verukins
Jun 28, 2010 10:57 am
AmesD
AmesD
28 June 2010

Anyone Building With New Generation/Summit?

Anyone Building With New Generation/Summit?
WA
1, 2

I'm like you currently in the waiting game.....waiting for our final plans and then the contract I guess. They did say 6-8 weeks so I guess we just have to be patient

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AmesD
Jun 28, 2010 11:49 am
saemiseon
saemiseon
28 June 2010

Prestart changes...............is it allowed?

Prestart changes...............is it allowed?
WA

hey mav999 I haven't done the pre-start yet:) I'll def keep you guys updated!

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saemiseon
Jun 28, 2010 12:24 pm
CRP
CRP
28 June 2010

Eve estate fencing

Eve estate fencing
VIC

Hi Guys, Just needing some info on fencing. We are building in Eve Estate and our home is nearing completion. I just wanted to know when we should have the fencing up. Is…

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CRP
Jun 28, 2010 1:18 pm
Blue
Blue
28 June 2010

6 month inspection...

6 month inspection...
WA

Our 6 month inspection will be coming up in August, we can put through our form from July 12th through to August. Soooo looking to see if anyone has any advice for it..…

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Blue
Jun 28, 2010 3:34 pm
grom40
grom40
28 June 2010

How wide are your towel rails??

How wide are your towel rails??

The towel rail can be wider than the noggins so long as the bits which connect the rail to the wall are 600mm apart (if that makes sense!). I recently bought 2 rails from…

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grom40
Jun 28, 2010 5:44 pm
grom40
Kelly_girl
Kelly_girl
28 June 2010

Kel's Mooroolbark- Handover pics on blog 25.06.10!

Kel's Mooroolbark- Handover pics on blog 25.06.10!
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi Katie, Thanks - Ryan was so happy when he got home and I just wanted it all done so that we could enjoy the house together as he had been away so long :D Wow I…

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Kelly_girl
Jun 28, 2010 5:49 pm
Kelly_girl
aldavies3
aldavies3
28 June 2010

HOW MUCH FOR CAT 2 POT DRAWER HANDLES WITH CARLISLE HOMES?

HOW MUCH FOR CAT 2 POT DRAWER HANDLES WITH CARLISLE HOMES?

Hello everyone! Has anyone out there upgraded to Category 2 handles for the pot drawers in the kitchen (with Carlisle Homes)? We originally selected out of the standard…

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aldavies3
Jun 28, 2010 6:08 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
28 June 2010

Simonds Homes Buildng Margin - Paying too much?

Simonds Homes Buildng Margin - Paying too much?

They must have changed their tactics because they don't charge you 33% not more but only 30%. The double handling invoice is calculated as…

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ECOECO
Jun 28, 2010 6:16 pm
ECOECO
Dan-
Dan-
28 June 2010

My first build - BBC Homes QLD

My first build - BBC Homes QLD
QLD

Some new photos are up in my link http://bbcdansbuild.blogspot.com/ getting close now kitchen is mostly in, bathrooms mostly in also. The timber deck has been built…

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Dan-
Jun 28, 2010 7:10 pm
macca2042
macca2042
28 June 2010

first home buyer question

first home buyer question
VIC

I think the first thing you should be looking for is a floor plan that you like and suits your needs. Go to display homes, check builders online…

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macca2042
Jun 28, 2010 8:05 pm

Sarah Homes

Sarah Homes
SA

Hi yes i have built with s* homes. I have had issue after issue with them, i am happy to comment more outside of this forum. I have had my house for 3 months now, and i…

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singlemum2daughters
Jun 28, 2010 9:06 pm
singlemum2daughters
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hmmmmm
Jun 28, 2010 9:28 pm
cobolt
cobolt
28 June 2010

Is there an honest builder out there??? There all snkaes!!

Is there an honest builder out there??? There all snkaes!!

I am building in Forrestfield and the builder has hit me with a quote today for $13,800 to simply cut and fill the land, no other costs such as sewer/power/water runs etc…

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cobolt
Jun 28, 2010 9:42 pm
jessie87
jessie87
28 June 2010

Our Mt Barker Build Thread - We now a kitchen and joinery!!!

Our Mt Barker Build Thread - We now a kitchen and joinery!!!
SA
1, 2

Your kitchen is absolutely gorgous :) :) :) yeh, it looks like they have got it in the wrong place

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jessie87
Jun 28, 2010 9:54 pm
lost_sheep
lost_sheep
28 June 2010

Lost in the exterior colour scheme

Lost in the exterior colour scheme
1, 2

I am pretty much set my heart on the colours... Guess I should still have DUNE for gutter, fascia and roof (since I am not confident with my colours and I have a small…

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lost_sheep
Jun 28, 2010 10:09 pm
kavother
kavother
28 June 2010

Polytec Createc High Gloss doors???

Polytec Createc High Gloss doors???

We have also chosen this brand and am a little concerned about the prints but I think you would get thAt with any gloss product. I chose Matt for the laundry but two…

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kavother
Jun 28, 2010 10:11 pm
B-Arty
B-Arty
28 June 2010

Sandy Soil ... Slab vs Bearers and Joists

Sandy Soil ... Slab vs Bearers and Joists
NSW

Hi guys... We brought a block in Wollongong... (Primbee) We are across the road from Lake Illawarra and 5 min walk the other way to the beach which = SANDY SOIL! Just…

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B-Arty
Jun 28, 2010 11:20 pm
B-Arty
Candylea
Candylea
28 June 2010

Candylea's house! New purchase!!

Candylea's house! New purchase!!
WA
1 ... 19, 20, 21

:) Thanks Shon! Thank you wrexter :)

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Candylea
Jun 29, 2010 12:07 am
Candylea
BZMZ
BZMZ
29 June 2010

Di Lorenzo Tiles anyone?

Di Lorenzo Tiles anyone?

Ohh that's a shame. Thanks for the useful info though. I suppose I have to wait until construction to see them again then. hehe.

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BZMZ
Jun 29, 2010 9:59 am
2pais
2pais
29 June 2010

Dark or light driveways

Dark or light driveways

Thanks dollar, n&no2 and d@n for your input. The driveway colour will also be used as a perimeter through out the house. n&no2 these are the only two colour choices given…

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2pais
Jun 29, 2010 10:03 am
BZMZ
BZMZ
29 June 2010

I am a Highlander! Simonds - Atherton

I am a Highlander! Simonds - Atherton
VIC

Hi Sireza Your house looks lovely! Did you use Bamboo Cream Taubmans for your walls? I've chosen it too! Been wanting to see more than just a square sample of it. So…

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BZMZ
Jun 29, 2010 11:22 am
Benimarun
Benimarun
29 June 2010

Cancelling My Build!

Cancelling My Build!

Yeah i feel for you. I just canceled my contract with my builder too. Still waiting for them to return me my 5% deposit....

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Benimarun
Jun 29, 2010 6:07 pm
glitch69
glitch69
29 June 2010

Is Handover with no gas for 3 weeks considered a handover?

Is Handover with no gas for 3 weeks considered a handover?

Thanks for the replies.....nice to know I'm not the only one with such encounters.....The construction manager has come back to say that they will arrange for an…

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glitch69
Jun 29, 2010 6:47 pm
Echo
Echo
29 June 2010

Already got architech design ,HOW TO FIND A BUILDER

Already got architech design ,HOW TO FIND A BUILDER

I concur ? . I found something close to what I wanted and then had a builder quote to redesign to fit the…

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Echo
Jun 29, 2010 11:08 pm
Echo
Durnania
Durnania
30 June 2010

Building on the Sunshine Coast

Building on the Sunshine Coast
QLD

Thanks for the feedback. Ok so I need to be patient and have more realistic expectations. Shelby75, if you could pm the details of where your neighbour is building a…

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Durnania
Jun 30, 2010 10:38 am
pottsville
pottsville
30 June 2010

Boral - Girraween Brick

Boral - Girraween Brick

Hi Megsykat, Thanks for the reply.... We had our colour appointment 3 weeks ago. We were shown pictures of the colur scheme we have choosen and we were happy with what…

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pottsville
Jun 30, 2010 11:52 am
hoffdog
hoffdog
30 June 2010

Any comment on statesman homes ?

Any comment on statesman homes ?
SA

My relationship with statesman lasted 6 months, glad i got out before it was too late, if you want more info feel free pm. I will say though i have had frends who built…

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hoffdog
Jun 30, 2010 2:19 pm
pottsville
pottsville
30 June 2010

Allegra, anyone?

Allegra, anyone?
VIC
1, 2

Thanks... very happy with them - just cant wait to see it all come together now. yes took the colours on board knowing il be doing the cleaning of all white ~ Maybe the…

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pottsville
Jun 30, 2010 2:50 pm
ring09
ring09
30 June 2010

Got my PONDS block today!

Got my PONDS block today!
NSW
1, 2

Yes congrats to you, lets hope your developers in Syd keep to their word and have it ready for you in August. Best of luck with picking your dream home.

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ring09
Jun 30, 2010 4:43 pm
ring09
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kek
Jun 30, 2010 6:07 pm
kek
saemiseon
saemiseon
30 June 2010

Does anyone have a BAR in their house?

Does anyone have a BAR in their house?
1, 2

That's great! Congrats:) I don't think we can fit one in our theatre....unfortunately. but we'd def consider getting one in alfresco! it'd be the ULTIMATE entertaining area! haha

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saemiseon
Jun 30, 2010 7:23 pm
Dette
Dette
30 June 2010

Building in Drysdale

Building in Drysdale
VIC

Hi - love this site - it's gr8 to share info - and learn from others. We are building in Drysdale area in Geelong - talk about confused!!! We are thinking of NBG but also…

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Dette
Jun 30, 2010 7:38 pm
iduno
iduno
30 June 2010

Help with laundary drain possibly in wrong location

Help with laundary drain possibly in wrong location
WA

Just as an update. Looks like the laundry drains gunna be that way. spoke to a couple people who have the drain under the washing machine and they say its ok. guess its…

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iduno
Jun 30, 2010 11:23 pm
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
30 June 2010

"HELP" last chance to change anything, prelim plans

"HELP" last chance to change anything, prelim plans
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Yeah not much gets past me :lol: as I walk past your place daily. I think you would have received neighbour notification from council if next door was two storey unless it went…

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JohnnyD
Jun 30, 2010 11:44 pm
JohnnyD
bekg
bekg
1 July 2010

Adenbrook? Garth Chapman? Flood zone build!

Adenbrook? Garth Chapman? Flood zone build!
QLD

Thanks! Good to know there are options! Adenbrook have promised to reply tomorrow so I'll let you know what they suggest. A quick search on this forum has found vast…

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bekg
Jul 01, 2010 6:28 am

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