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walker79
walker79
5 May 2010

Building new home

Building new home
QLD

Hi JUKAT, Welcome to Homeone :D I can't give you any feedback on Clarendon but if you do a search on here you'll find there is definitely a few others building with them…

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walker79
May 05, 2010 3:37 pm
walker79
Manu82
Manu82
5 May 2010

Building Foxley 26 - Porter Davis

Building Foxley 26 - Porter Davis
VIC

hey gumboots... I just checked your thread and I must say you'v done a really good job with the colors and the floor plan.. I like it a lot !! I am assuming PD would have…

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Manu82
May 05, 2010 3:39 pm
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Hels
May 05, 2010 3:58 pm
Hels
2pais
2pais
6 May 2010

Topic update

Topic update

Thanks somewoman. Will give it a go!

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2pais
May 06, 2010 4:50 pm
butterfly79
butterfly79
5 May 2010

please help me

please help me
WA

Hi there We are looking at a dreamstart home and this is what i found so far: We have looked at a couple of builders well dreamstart will be our fourth actually, all…

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butterfly79
May 05, 2010 6:50 pm
Belial
Belial
5 May 2010

Whats your Opinion?

Whats your Opinion?

For what its worth, we ended up going with the builder for carpets, they were included as a promo so we paid the difference for an upgrade. It was still significantly…

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Belial
May 05, 2010 7:59 pm
Belial
Lex
Lex
5 May 2010

HELP! Shower Floors - What fall is required by Standards?

HELP! Shower Floors - What fall is required by Standards?
NSW

Ahaaaa, maybe I should look at the Plastering section - thanks for that! If wall tiling is uneven, the most likely cause are obviously the walls behind it :roll: ... will have a look

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Lex
May 05, 2010 8:28 pm
Lex
thelittleeel
thelittleeel
5 May 2010

Roselea Homes anyone ?????

Roselea Homes anyone ?????
NSW

Stay away from this build, it's a family show... and the owner is unethical and unprofessional. At one stage when he finds him self incorrect, and starts threatening and…

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thelittleeel
May 05, 2010 10:25 pm
antnjen
antnjen
5 May 2010

Building the Pavillion with Celebration homes :)

Building the Pavillion with Celebration homes :)
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi AntnJen! Just wondering how your place is going? You must be close to picking up keys if you havent already!? Hope all is going well!!…

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antnjen
May 05, 2010 11:10 pm
barker
barker
5 May 2010

Connecting electricity before or after building?

Connecting electricity before or after building?

It does. Thank you. Will be doing owner build but with a project manager.

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barker
May 05, 2010 11:18 pm
barker

Progress Payments

Progress Payments

Thanks for those replies, I will be checking my contract and calling the builder tomorrow S

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smallwelshperson
May 05, 2010 11:27 pm
grom40
grom40
5 May 2010

Fencing Covenants

Fencing Covenants

Hi Dakes, First of all congrats on the new house :D With regards to your covenant; it depends a little on which state you are in. In Victoria the DSE website has some…

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grom40
May 05, 2010 11:38 pm
grom40
mrslin
mrslin
6 May 2010

Extras Cost - Approximate

Extras Cost - Approximate

mark299, yep I think they are the same company. i have asked around before about the exposed aggregate, it range between $80-$120/sqm. this one here costs $80/sqm

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mrslin
May 06, 2010 12:15 am
Ames84
Ames84
6 May 2010

Do you get a Water Metre before building starts or afterward

Do you get a Water Metre before building starts or afterward
VIC

Mine was the same as Mel_24_... We actually had to call Sydney Water to get it installed. I know, silly of me for getting it done, but after being away on our honeymoon…

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Ames84
May 06, 2010 11:11 am
Ames84
linelefty
linelefty
6 May 2010

Brickwork and Mortar Standards

Brickwork and Mortar Standards
VIC

I'd be sending them an email with a link to this thread.......I know our builder has mentioned that they are sensitive to internet forums & reviews. Seriously though,…

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linelefty
May 06, 2010 11:20 am
jojo zep
jojo zep
6 May 2010

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR DURING BUILDING STAGE?

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR DURING BUILDING STAGE?
VIC

You need to establish some ground rules with the site supervisor. Firstly it is your right to check on the workmanship as the work progresses, so establish meeting times…

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jojo zep
May 06, 2010 4:13 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
6 May 2010

sand/cement render or acrylic?

sand/cement render or acrylic?

Dado is a type of plastering and rendering finish, but what technique they use I don't know. It's got nothing to do with dado in tiles and timber.

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510
McKinnon
May 06, 2010 4:36 pm
noddyninja
noddyninja
6 May 2010

Free dirt from Underwood,QLD - requires excavating

Free dirt from Underwood,QLD - requires excavating
QLD

Hi, I have quite a bit of excess dirt to remove from the front of my house after my house build. I don't know the exact amount, but I was told it would take a couple of…

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noddyninja
May 06, 2010 5:14 pm
noddyninja
kavother
kavother
6 May 2010

Anyone building with Fairhaven homes

Anyone building with Fairhaven homes
VIC

KJ and AJ I know what you mean about getting excited, we signed our tender documents today, they should have contracts ready soon then we're away!!!! It's been a long 7…

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kavother
May 06, 2010 8:25 pm
Hels
Hels
6 May 2010

Final inspection...we are clueless

Final inspection...we are clueless

Try doing a search of the forum on this topic as there have been quite a few threads with good advice an checklists etc.

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Hels
May 06, 2010 8:33 pm
Hels
Hels
Hels
6 May 2010

How long did the defects list take to finish?

How long did the defects list take to finish?

How long did the defects list take to finish? We built with PD and moved in last Aug. Still waiting for some chips in the render to be…

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Hels
May 06, 2010 9:24 pm
Hels
Hels
Hels
6 May 2010

Land sale in Eve Estate

Land sale in Eve Estate
VIC

Anyone interested in buying or selling land in Eve Estate, Cranbourne North. I know someone who wants to sell off one of the the largest block in…

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Hels
May 06, 2010 9:25 pm
Hels
Ted White
Ted White
7 May 2010

Help with Sound Proofing

Help with Sound Proofing

Eskay40 is right. People are sometimes satisfied with insulation, however of the 4 elements of soundproofing (decoupling, absorption, mass and damping) absorption…

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Ted White
May 07, 2010 6:02 am
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RoadkillNZ
May 07, 2010 7:46 am
room4acubby
room4acubby
7 May 2010

Carpet and Laminated timber floor installation cost

Carpet and Laminated timber floor installation cost

I suppose that it depends. For us as we are happy to have builder finish off all of these things we will not search for other quotes. I think if the price is the same I…

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room4acubby
May 07, 2010 8:29 am
room4acubby
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larajane
May 07, 2010 9:31 am
larajane
Lex
Lex
7 May 2010

Getting your own individual building inspectors?

Getting your own individual building inspectors?

"... have it written into the contract that you need an inspection after the slab is ready to pour but before pouring…

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Lex
May 07, 2010 11:10 am
Lex
barker
barker
7 May 2010

PVC verses colourbond downpipes

PVC verses colourbond downpipes

If it is going to be cheaper and less likely to not work properly, then I would too. I wasn't too romantically attached to colourbond downpipes. Thanks for the info, so…

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barker
May 07, 2010 3:25 pm
barker
Rex
Rex
7 May 2010

Brush Grano/Smooth grano for the garage

Brush Grano/Smooth grano for the garage
1, 2

Hi onc, Care to PM me the details of the garage sealer? Cheers :)

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Rex
May 07, 2010 4:05 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
7 May 2010

Nelsons Ridge / Lakewood - Pemulwuy

Nelsons Ridge / Lakewood - Pemulwuy
NSW

someone on here built at Waterside - check out the Wisdom blogs in the list

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stonecutter1309
May 07, 2010 4:44 pm
stonecutter1309
van
van
7 May 2010

1020mm front door...anyone got one? photos?

1020mm front door...anyone got one? photos?

thanks everyone for your advise! I have just found some plans for my facade and am going to try to upload them and also see what Michelle says cause am having colour…

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van
May 07, 2010 7:22 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
7 May 2010

What do people think of a green coloured house?

What do people think of a green coloured house?

no sorry-it was lovely though-dark shingle look roof tiles and off white window trims

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Deemaree
May 07, 2010 8:37 pm
Deemaree
Acquah
Acquah
7 May 2010

EDEN BRAE HOMES BUILDING EXPERIENCE - good and bad

EDEN BRAE HOMES BUILDING EXPERIENCE - good and bad
NSW
1, 2, 3

Abbey Blinds only offered to supply a quote on our window coverings, there's no obligation to use them. We thought they were a bit pricey but…

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Acquah
May 07, 2010 9:59 pm
alk
alk
7 May 2010

Coral: Hamilton 278 - Build Completed: MOVED IN PICS UP pg15

Coral: Hamilton 278 - Build Completed: MOVED IN PICS UP pg15
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

NOTHING :: (sorry forgot about this place) Coral washed their hands of it (pun intended) and palmed it off to Blanco who did absolutely nothing about it (they sent the…

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alk
May 07, 2010 10:05 pm
alk
nzkiwi01
nzkiwi01
8 May 2010

still waiting to build at eve

still waiting to build at eve

The wife and i went for a look at our block of land today, still the b***dy same as it was a month ago its as bear as my a** except for a pile of dirt and a few weeds,…

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nzkiwi01
May 08, 2010 5:02 pm
clueless2009
clueless2009
8 May 2010

Anyone building with PD in Marriott Waters Stage 11?

Anyone building with PD in Marriott Waters Stage 11?
VIC

This is crazy with PD, ignoring ppl. my csc said the same thing. when the pci comes i will pick on every thing that not in order even the bricks. hopefully i can do that…

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clueless2009
May 08, 2010 8:32 pm
all the sand
all the sand
8 May 2010

Anyone have 300 x600 floor tiles? Do you have pics?

Anyone have 300 x600 floor tiles? Do you have pics?

shellb78 - Im preety sure that those tiles you are having is the same as what we are having in our bathroom. In my thread there is a pic of them in the beaumonts show…

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all the sand
May 08, 2010 8:42 pm
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
8 May 2010

Ashfield Estate Sunbury

Ashfield Estate Sunbury
VIC

Hi Mark, Friends of ours are currently contemplating buying land in Brookhaven Rise Estate but it seems that prices have skyrocketed since you posted. They're looking at…

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blessedpeople
May 08, 2010 10:32 pm
blessedpeople
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
9 May 2010

Building first home with Burbank

Building first home with Burbank
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi, we have signed the quotation and land contract with Burbank and Stocklands. We have gone for Ascent2500 and have recd the electrical plans. Can some upload or send us…

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Madison27AA
May 09, 2010 12:34 am
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
9 May 2010

Building at Spring Farm with EB - Ummm OMG

Building at Spring Farm with EB - Ummm OMG
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

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


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