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komalsingh76
komalsingh76
10 September 2010

Austral Bricks

Austral Bricks
VIC

I have contacted the design centres and also called up the national number but everyone is saying that they don't have any houses made as yet in those bricks as it is a…

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komalsingh76
Sep 10, 2010 10:55 am
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carlswil
Sep 10, 2010 11:14 am
joles
joles
10 September 2010

Porter Davis delay in starting.

Porter Davis delay in starting.
VIC

Hi thanks for the reply, lands been paid for , no mortgage, 1st progress payment was for Im guessing slab?, and no wouldnt want to rush them …

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joles
Sep 10, 2010 11:54 am
joles
MBBN
MBBN
10 September 2010

Legal issues surrounding PC sum

Legal issues surrounding PC sum
QLD

most builders don't put appliances in until the end of construction (in case they are stolen etc)..... from the other side of opinion (not necessarily mine) but I would…

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MBBN
Sep 10, 2010 2:06 pm
djembe
djembe
10 September 2010

Pre handover inspection

Pre handover inspection

Thank you so much adam.m. I think I will find one although I am happy with the build up til now I have no idea what to look for.

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djembe
Sep 10, 2010 2:48 pm
boiselfish
boiselfish
10 September 2010

Our home by the beach. Finally moving forward YAY!

Our home by the beach. Finally moving forward YAY!
VIC

I like the look of the facade you have selected. It will be really nice. What colour were you thinking for the cladding upstairs?

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boiselfish
Sep 10, 2010 2:53 pm
LeanneR
LeanneR
10 September 2010

Please let me know what you think of the colour schemes

Please let me know what you think of the colour schemes
SA
1, 2

Im using all 3 colours on our house (surfmist, woodland grey & bushland). I would prob go for bushland as its imbetween. Otherwise surfmist due to heat reasons where you are :)

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LeanneR
Sep 10, 2010 4:17 pm
LeanneR
pattycake4
pattycake4
25 March 2011

Carpet issues - advice needed!

Carpet issues - advice needed!
1, 2, 3

Good on you,that"s what Vcat is for

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pattycake4
Mar 25, 2011 8:13 pm
davesydney84
davesydney84
10 September 2010

Smart Wiring / Structured Cabling

Smart Wiring / Structured Cabling

Hi, We are building 2 storey, once they have put the cables in how can we add to it in the future? If we decide we want another Data port in a…

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davesydney84
Sep 10, 2010 4:40 pm
Belial
Belial
10 September 2010

Sandarra owners corporation-feedback please

Sandarra owners corporation-feedback please

Both myself and johno replied over to your repost in the general discussion thread ,i'd say more people have posted in it and are more likely to see updates.

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Belial
Sep 10, 2010 5:00 pm
Belial
blues1616
blues1616
10 September 2010

Advice please - H&L package and estate requirements

Advice please - H&L package and estate requirements
VIC

Firstly I would speak to the builder and check that you have the package which includes "Estate covenants, guidelines & local council requirements". If so then you…

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blues1616
Sep 10, 2010 5:36 pm
Barwon374
Barwon374
10 September 2010

Water bill on house under construction

Water bill on house under construction

We received our water bill and and queried with SE Water as to why there is $173.00 of service charges and $5 actual usage. As the house is…

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Barwon374
Sep 10, 2010 10:32 pm
xanthrope
xanthrope
11 September 2010

Does anyone have experience building with Dixon Homes Cairns

Does anyone have experience building with Dixon Homes Cairns
QLD

Hi tashndave, Congratulations ! I hope everything goes well with you. Building a house is a great experience, I know, as we started building our house in Melbourne around…

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xanthrope
Sep 11, 2010 11:45 am
xanthrope
shonzilla
shonzilla
11 September 2010

Why you decided to build?

Why you decided to build?
VIC
1, 2

Was sick of renting and everything established was costly for a safe suburb. I've changed my mind today. I should live in a caravan in the bush the way thing have gone latly. :(

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shonzilla
Sep 11, 2010 7:15 pm
shonzilla
SherWin
SherWin
12 September 2010

Bored Concrete Piers

Bored Concrete Piers

Thank you everyone for your responses ..... they all have been very interesting and helpful ...... will definitely be following this through with the builder. Just as a…

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SherWin
Sep 12, 2010 11:58 am
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
13 September 2010

Saville at Georges Fair - PCI Tomorrow (Monday) Afternoon!!!

Saville at Georges Fair - PCI Tomorrow (Monday) Afternoon!!!
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hmmmm seems strange he did not want you to look at the roofing insulation?? Was it OH&S or is he aware that work needs to be done I wonder ??? Its a shame about the paint…

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mecha-wombat
Sep 13, 2010 5:37 am
mecha-wombat
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
13 September 2010

Have you bought a transportable home?

Have you bought a transportable home?

Hello I am currently researching my options (building or buying established). I am leaning towards building a small transportable on a good size block of land, but just…

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fitnhealthy
Sep 13, 2010 9:05 am
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
13 September 2010

5000l rainwater tank connected to house in south west WA?

5000l rainwater tank connected to house in south west WA?

Hi,thanks for asking this question,i'm interested to know about it all too :D Also interested in the re-use grey water thingy,maybe i have to ask that question myself ::lol:: cheers

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kerry-ann
Sep 13, 2010 11:16 am
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
13 September 2010

Colorbond - What are Non Reflective

Colorbond - What are Non Reflective

I reckon it is to stop people using unpainted zincalume roofing more than anything else.

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Huggy_B
Sep 13, 2010 4:44 pm
Huggy_B
Dove
Dove
13 September 2010

Roof Insulation missing???

Roof Insulation missing???

I suggest that the builder should install the roof insulation.

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Dove
Sep 13, 2010 6:00 pm
Dove

Just moving this to coffee break... ::lol::

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Southies
Southies
13 September 2010

Eden Brae customers

Eden Brae customers
NSW

No. No probs KID ( just settling issues eg cracks, etc) just wondered whether we got the 12 months as a VIC builder.......forgot the name :roll:

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Southies
Sep 13, 2010 8:39 pm
Southies
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
14 September 2010

Building with Clarendon Homes..Help needed..urgent...

Building with Clarendon Homes..Help needed..urgent...
VIC

I thought they charged you for any variations you make after your colors. Isnt it?? I know I will definitely have left a few things out of my radar, but just trying to…

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rajan_g4
Sep 14, 2010 8:47 am
rajan_g4

Hi we have used mushroom on the entire house and homestead tan on our piers both with white mortar. We are very happy with the outcome. Also the brickie did a fantastic…

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faerie
Sep 14, 2010 9:50 am
faerie
jacaranda
jacaranda
14 September 2010

Melbourne bamboo flooring recommendations?

Melbourne bamboo flooring recommendations?
VIC

Hi all, We're looking to get some bamboo floors laid, and were considering Bunnings' range, but also wanted to check out a couple of others for comparison. Any hints /…

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jacaranda
Sep 14, 2010 10:13 am
jacaranda
Angela2106
Angela2106
14 September 2010

The process - Building Urbis home with JG King

The process - Building Urbis home with JG King
VIC

Thanks! We have already read most of that thread. It was a fantastic help! We could see lots of things we did/didn't want to add in our own colours and designs.

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Angela2106
Sep 14, 2010 11:29 am
Reccymech
Reccymech
14 September 2010

Building in Doreen, Victoria

Building in Doreen, Victoria
VIC

Well, the home we want to build is by Henley, and is the Monterey 993 Q1. Applied to the developers for an 'approval in principle' for the siting of the house on the land.…

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Reccymech
Sep 14, 2010 11:59 am
pottsville
pottsville
14 September 2010

Metricon: Bush Fire Levy for the Lancaster 25

Metricon: Bush Fire Levy for the Lancaster 25
VIC

Good Luck - We are at Frame stage - bigger than what i thought!

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pottsville
Sep 14, 2010 1:06 pm
LeonXE1
LeonXE1
14 September 2010

Dispensation - Height

Dispensation - Height
VIC

Thanks everyone. We've just handed the application into council. Fingers crossed now...!

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LeonXE1
Sep 14, 2010 2:40 pm
lauren&richard
lauren&richard
14 September 2010

Independent Building Inspections at building milestones

Independent Building Inspections at building milestones
NSW

Hi Michelle, that makes a lot of sense... I figure the extra $$ its going to cost on top of what we're already spending is peanuts for the piece of mind, and getting it…

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lauren&richard
Sep 14, 2010 3:25 pm
S&M
S&M
14 September 2010

Anyone built the Ellington with National Builders Group

Anyone built the Ellington with National Builders Group
VIC

Just wondering if anyone has built with NBG and built the ellington just want some ideas on plans and changes thanks

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S&M
Sep 14, 2010 8:44 pm
S&M

Hi Wayne, I am building a house with metricon, which will be handed over in November. I have a Rumpus room which i want to make it as a theater room, dimensions are 5.4…

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sandil
Sep 14, 2010 8:46 pm
jimnsal
jimnsal
15 September 2010

Privacy concerns

Privacy concerns
QLD

Hi Tro, For what it's worth, speak to your other neighbours and see if you can lodge similar complaints, my mum had a similar experience in the past where all the existing…

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jimnsal
Sep 15, 2010 11:40 am
jimnsal
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
15 September 2010

Your opinions on my floor plan please:)

Your opinions on my floor plan please:)

Do you think there will be a problem with light in my floor plan considering this addition is to the north and it's mostly glass? My floor plan can allow for a frosted…

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mrssnowden
Sep 15, 2010 1:43 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
15 September 2010

Is Solar HWS noisy??

Is Solar HWS noisy??

yeah, I had planned to relocate it to outside ensuite. Although I am planning a bit of change in my ensuite layout which might make this a bit of issue. I will have to…

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rajan_g4
Sep 15, 2010 4:09 pm
rajan_g4

Forgot to mention pillars are tiled with Digi Marble Black Lappato

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kylie_89
Feb 03, 2017 9:16 pm
rawhitis
rawhitis
15 September 2010

Eden Brae brickwork - buyers beware!!!

Eden Brae brickwork - buyers beware!!!

Just an update.... We have had an independant inspection done of our own which was submitted to Eden Brae, it was then forwarded by CM to SS for all issues to be…

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rawhitis
Sep 15, 2010 9:34 pm
nettie.b
nettie.b
16 September 2010

Is your land "affected by aboriginal culture significance"

Is your land "affected by aboriginal culture significance"

I have phoned Lake Mac Council and was advised the person with all the expertise in that area isnt in today (always the way) however someone else could help me :? She…

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nettie.b
Sep 16, 2010 1:31 pm
nettie.b
Team PD
Team PD
16 September 2010

Throwing gold coin just before slab pour

Throwing gold coin just before slab pour

Hi Yellow, I notice that you are experiencing delays due to wet weather, which can be frustrating I know. If there is anything I can help you with, or any questions I can…

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Team PD
Sep 16, 2010 2:26 pm
Team PD
Team PD
Team PD
16 September 2010

Who has built a Porter Davis Lifestyle home for 14m block?

Who has built a Porter Davis Lifestyle home for 14m block?
VIC

Hi all I'm currently looking for a home to suit a 14m block and like a lot of the Porter Davis lifestyle range. Has anyone built one of these…

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Team PD
Sep 16, 2010 2:31 pm
Team PD
Phillshz
Phillshz
16 September 2010

Cost of wardrobes?

Cost of wardrobes?

It looks pretty basic and not worth the money the wardrobe companies are asking. Why cant you do it your self,bunnings sells white pvc coated melamine sheets(don`t know…

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Phillshz
Sep 16, 2010 3:11 pm
NewInPointCook
NewInPointCook
16 September 2010

Who is build with Trevor Homes in Thirty 30 Estate?

Who is build with Trevor Homes in Thirty 30 Estate?
VIC

They are building quite a few houses there... I'm so far not very happy customer of Trevor Homes. Just wondering is someone else from this forum building with them now in…

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NewInPointCook
Sep 16, 2010 7:16 pm
wayne6666
wayne6666
16 September 2010

tile on slab queerie

tile on slab queerie

Hi all, I have heard that when laying porcelain tiles 60 x 60 the concrete slab has to have a skim coat (topping) so when the tiles are laid this will prevent uneven edges…

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wayne6666
Sep 16, 2010 7:24 pm
NewInPointCook
NewInPointCook
16 September 2010

Termite protection before slab how to check it

Termite protection before slab how to check it

Dear All!!! I'm currently building new home in Point Cook the termite protection is requiret according to AS 3660. How I can check if physical anti termite barrier being…

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NewInPointCook
Sep 16, 2010 8:19 pm
TazR
TazR
16 September 2010

No foil sarking in upper level walls - why?

No foil sarking in upper level walls - why?

Checked the progress today on the foil installation, and they have put the foil from the floor of the upper level to the ceiling of the upper level. This means that the…

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TazR
Sep 16, 2010 8:52 pm
emma7
emma7
16 September 2010

Building a Clarendon Promenade @Pemulwuy: Handover!

Building a Clarendon Promenade @Pemulwuy: Handover!
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

interesting post - thank you. we are having drama ater drama with clarendon :(

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emma7
Sep 16, 2010 10:15 pm
djembe
djembe
16 September 2010

Paint colours dont match - advice PLEASE!

Paint colours dont match - advice PLEASE!

Yes we have the samples, it is definitely more pink than brown.

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djembe
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