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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 5:12 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…

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Jan 01, 1970 11:00 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 8:39 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 10:39 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 5:17 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 10:38 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 10:55 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 10:57 am
Guest
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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Guest
May 25, 2010 12:54 pm
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 1:53 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 3:04 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 3:51 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 4:43 pm
ring09
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Paul12
May 25, 2010 4:50 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 4:52 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 8:52 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 10:12 pm
wizard
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locus
May 26, 2010 10:45 am
locus
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Nathan SteelFab
May 26, 2010 12:13 pm
Nathan SteelFab
46fan
46fan
26 May 2010

Rain water tanks

Rain water tanks

Thanks cooped07,

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46fan
May 26, 2010 12:21 pm
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 1:14 pm
ring09
ring09
26 May 2010

Timber Floor Centre Preston - Anyone used them!!!!!

Timber Floor Centre Preston - Anyone used them!!!!!
VIC

Just interested if anyone has used them and what their quality of timber flooring is like????

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ring09
May 26, 2010 1:15 pm
ring09
somewoman
somewoman
26 May 2010

Calling our Flooring Guru's

Calling our Flooring Guru's
VIC

their laying fees should cover any prep work that they need to do. Worth asking them about it.

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somewoman
May 26, 2010 2:25 pm
somewoman
lealicious
lealicious
26 May 2010

First Home Owner Grant + Bonus

First Home Owner Grant + Bonus

Thanks everybody! Phew, now I can relax :) So an extra $2,000... not worth the wait I think. But I suppose that extra money can go towards other extras, like nicer tiles :)

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lealicious
May 26, 2010 2:38 pm
~Nic~
~Nic~
26 May 2010

Re designed Hamilton 278... Kitchen photos

Re designed Hamilton 278... Kitchen photos
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

:: :: :: Looks beautiful! Love the changes to the layout of the kitchen... gives you more benchspace without compromising anything else. More pics please??? :wink: Nic.

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~Nic~
May 26, 2010 3:32 pm
~Nic~
Kelly_girl
Kelly_girl
26 May 2010

MaxyB Family Home- We have Moved In + pics

MaxyB Family Home- We have Moved In + pics
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi MaxyB, How is it all going in the new place? Cant believe it has nearly been a month now! :D Not sure if you still…

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Kelly_girl
May 26, 2010 8:05 pm
Kelly_girl
poppamatic
poppamatic
26 May 2010

Ownit Homes - our experience thus far....

Ownit Homes - our experience thus far....
QLD

Hi bradgan Are you building with Ownit Homes too? How is your experience so far? Hope you're enjoying the building process.

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poppamatic
May 26, 2010 9:44 pm
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Rowena
May 26, 2010 10:59 pm
Rowena
pedro.lyn.josh
pedro.lyn.josh
26 May 2010

Building with Clarendon

Building with Clarendon

hi there good luck with your build. i just paid 700 for mine through a different company. only cause i thought it was fare for the contour reports provided for your land,…

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pedro.lyn.josh
May 26, 2010 11:09 pm
pedro.lyn.josh
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Crunchbone
May 26, 2010 11:27 pm
jenni9546
jenni9546
26 May 2010

Site start Monday!!!! I'm sooooooooo excited!!

Site start Monday!!!! I'm sooooooooo excited!!
VIC

Mark, that's great. I look forward to following your build too. It will be interesting to see how our builders track against each other. Slightly worrying about the lack…

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jenni9546
May 26, 2010 11:33 pm
TheAlbany
TheAlbany
26 May 2010

Terms used within threads? What they all mean ...

Terms used within threads? What they all mean ...

Im just happy i know what DH is now ... it was honestly doing my head in a bit. Oh well, now i can call my wife a DW in stead of 'my wife' in my threads ... lol :z: :z: :z:

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TheAlbany
May 27, 2010 12:14 am
TheAlbany
Saville27
Saville27
27 May 2010

Land not registering for 6 mths + How have you found it all?

Land not registering for 6 mths + How have you found it all?
NSW
1, 2

Well done! Our conveyancer is useless and wouldn't be able to bargain her way out of a paper bag so of course we didn't get anything reduced :roll:

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Saville27
May 27, 2010 9:06 am
Saville27
huntclubber
huntclubber
27 May 2010

Driveway & Path

Driveway & Path
VIC

Have done few search but I didn't seem to find much useful.

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huntclubber
May 27, 2010 9:49 am
mauricito
mauricito
27 May 2010

Building with Simonds - Oxford, St Ives facade

Building with Simonds - Oxford, St Ives facade

Would love to know how you go with the doing the floors after Simonds are gone. We are builder the Simonds Cleo - but…

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mauricito
May 27, 2010 10:14 am
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Moonos21
May 27, 2010 2:28 pm
steffndaz
steffndaz
27 May 2010

ARGH!!!! Help tilers used wrong grout.. :0(

ARGH!!!! Help tilers used wrong grout.. :0(

Loretta, yes not far away :-) Yes I still havent learnt how to add pics to the forum I only know how to add to my blog which is way way behind :-0 I will update…

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steffndaz
May 27, 2010 3:29 pm
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kiwi
May 27, 2010 5:48 pm
kiwi
Rowena
Rowena
27 May 2010

Acoustic bats -vs- sound check plaster board???

Acoustic bats -vs- sound check plaster board???

Thanks so much for the information. Sounds like the best option would be to have a combination of the batts and board. We will lose sound from the cavity sliding door…

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Rowena
May 27, 2010 8:15 pm
Rowena
kek
kek
27 May 2010

Electricity bills

Electricity bills

It's standard in Vic for the builder to pay - of course, the cost will be built into the contract price. Nothing's free... I have no idea what the go is in other states,…

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kek
May 27, 2010 8:18 pm
kek
mindblower
mindblower
28 May 2010

Boag coloured roof tiles ??

Boag coloured roof tiles ??

Hi All Well ,it's too late to change, they are delivered on site. Still uneasy about this boag colour with milano brick...hmm Anyone else out there picked these ? did…

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mindblower
May 28, 2010 1:49 am
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
28 May 2010

European House Borer - Mandurah WA $4500?

European House Borer - Mandurah WA $4500?
WA

who is your builder? All of the builders I was contemplating had treated pine as standard. And that was before they knew where I was building so it wasn't an inclusion.

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Huggy_B
May 28, 2010 9:28 am
Huggy_B
starryaprilz
starryaprilz
28 May 2010

Building Process

Building Process
VIC

hi yellow, its basically what larajane said that happens... in tender they go thru ur house plans and ur selections so far... We are building with PD and are having a…

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starryaprilz
May 28, 2010 12:57 pm
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
28 May 2010

Low Key Post About Handover

Low Key Post About Handover

Hi Pix, A big congrats on finally getting handover & I wish you every happiness in your beautiful new home. Loretta xx

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JohnnyD
May 28, 2010 4:17 pm
JohnnyD
lealicious
lealicious
28 May 2010

Anybody have a picture of a surfmist garage door?

Anybody have a picture of a surfmist garage door?

Thanks very much. That is the colour I was going for. I think I will go for dark gutters to match the roof, maybe monument, but surfmist fascias to go with the garage…

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lealicious
May 28, 2010 5:06 pm

Maybe: good double good double-plus-good bad double bad double-plus-bad ????

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
carlswil
carlswil
28 May 2010

JG KING HOMES - WYNDHAM VALE VIC

JG KING HOMES - WYNDHAM VALE VIC
VIC

My partners sister built with them. It took them 18 months to actually get started on their house. I think it actually took them going to their office and making a…

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carlswil
May 28, 2010 10:15 pm


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