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janenguyen
Apr 08, 2010 10:17 pm
Bek
Bek
8 April 2010

How Much did Big M charge from a M slab to a H slab?

How Much did Big M charge from a M slab to a H slab?

Ours was included in our site costs as it was a requirement of the estate.

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Bek
Apr 08, 2010 10:28 pm
Bam
Bam
8 April 2010

building surveyors

building surveyors

My quotes were $2,382 $2,728 $2,678.60 $1,862.60 $2,117.60 Guess which I went for? :P

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Bam
Apr 08, 2010 11:20 pm
Bam
SunshineT
SunshineT
9 April 2010

Masterton - Tips for Tender Stage?

Masterton - Tips for Tender Stage?
NSW

Hello fellow Masterton builders! First time on this Forum (actually first time to ever do an online Forum!). We were wondering if anyone had any tips on the Tender…

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SunshineT
Apr 09, 2010 10:04 am
SunshineT
Helyn
Helyn
9 April 2010

Infills Vs Bricks

Infills Vs Bricks

There have been many threads on this topic- most posters seem to favour bricks over infills - although I think infills look fine too. Our house has 9ft ceilings (2.7m)…

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Helyn
Apr 09, 2010 10:54 am
Helyn
nelle
nelle
9 April 2010

Question about frame stage invoice

Question about frame stage invoice

We are just at slab stage and Iam hoping to get an independant frame stage inspection done. nelle you mention that your planning on getting a frame stage…

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nelle
Apr 09, 2010 11:44 am
Linor501
Linor501
9 April 2010

Land Settlement

Land Settlement

Congrats to all the land owners... Futures property millionaires.. ::lol::

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Linor501
Apr 09, 2010 1:21 pm
Linor501
andy_min
andy_min
9 April 2010

The Ponds Updated Design Guidelines Aug 09

The Ponds Updated Design Guidelines Aug 09
NSW

Yep the Autumn Party http://www.thepondscommunity.com.au/event.php?e_id=88

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andy_min
Apr 09, 2010 1:54 pm
andy_min
Cozmo
Cozmo
9 April 2010

$7400 for a small front fence!!

$7400 for a small front fence!!
SA

Hi guys, I have just had 2 quotes for a small front fence with pillars and a small wall and they were $7,400 and $8,000!! I can't believe the…

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Cozmo
Apr 09, 2010 3:08 pm
somewoman
somewoman
9 April 2010

How often do you meet up with your SS?

How often do you meet up with your SS?

We have seen our SS on site about 3 times. We call him if there is an issue. Frankly, he's such a lovely person that meeting up with him once was probably more than I'd…

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somewoman
Apr 09, 2010 4:02 pm
somewoman
somewoman
somewoman
9 April 2010

Whats the size of your master bedroom?

Whats the size of your master bedroom?
1, 2

Ours is 4.7*3 which is large enough for a king bed, two bedsides and DHs flat panel television! We put most of our space into walk-through robes and ensuite. We also…

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somewoman
Apr 09, 2010 4:23 pm
somewoman
King willy
King willy
9 April 2010

How offen do you go on site for a look?

How offen do you go on site for a look?

Above all things - it's part of the experience!!! A lot of people don't realise how much work and effort goes into building a home so it's…

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King willy
Apr 09, 2010 5:35 pm
King willy
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
10 April 2010

Quote chk: paving sandstone on concrete base, 69 sq meters

Quote chk: paving sandstone on concrete base, 69 sq meters

Thanks for the feedback. Kek, I am in Victora, Mill Park Lakes @South Morang.

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rocketleaves
Apr 10, 2010 9:39 am
ChunkyKong
ChunkyKong
10 April 2010

What would you do frame Stage or Pre Plaster inspection

What would you do frame Stage or Pre Plaster inspection

Hi Andy, We are having a pre-plaster inspection and then another one at PCI. We would have liked to have all 4 inspections but we think this is a good balance financially…

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ChunkyKong
Apr 10, 2010 9:57 am
ChunkyKong
lyndal_2004
lyndal_2004
10 April 2010

Diamond pattern tiles

Diamond pattern tiles

Hi everyone ::lol:: hubby is thinking of diamond pattern tiles throughout the house...but i am not so sure, has anyone gone with diamond pattern and…

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lyndal_2004
Apr 10, 2010 11:00 am
lyndal_2004
Belial
Belial
10 April 2010

Fencing - building in Sandarra

Fencing - building in Sandarra
VIC
1, 2

I would check with DAP at Sandhurst prior to doing anything .Iam still to see any fences go up at the properties under construction,except the ones…

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Belial
Apr 10, 2010 11:36 am
Belial
Moogles
Moogles
10 April 2010

More smaller rooms VS fewer supersized rooms...??

More smaller rooms VS fewer supersized rooms...??

Love your plans Sleven - we are a family with 2 children (aged 4 & 5), and this type of layout would certainly more than cater to our family needs and lifestyle, and can…

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Moogles
Apr 10, 2010 1:07 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
10 April 2010

KDRB Masterton homes - Santorini with Fibreglass pool

KDRB Masterton homes - Santorini with Fibreglass pool
NSW

hello sunny_and_warm. I just read your thread and sounds like we are in very similar positions, albeit we are few weeks behind you... We are building in Council…

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SunshineT
Apr 10, 2010 1:47 pm
SunshineT
dadesign
dadesign
10 April 2010

Floor plan design

Floor plan design
VIC

Hello guys, Just sharing this, since I'm not allowed to upload any image or can't upload any. This is a current work done in Wales, England. (April…

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dadesign
Apr 10, 2010 1:48 pm
tc2000
tc2000
10 April 2010

Chelsea 33 with M3tr!con - All moved in

Chelsea 33 with M3tr!con - All moved in
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Penny, how's it going over at your house?

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tc2000
Apr 10, 2010 2:56 pm
wondering
wondering
10 April 2010

Aurora: Fibre connections

Aurora: Fibre connections
VIC

Does anyone know what is happening with the fibre connections - phone, internet, tv??? We have heard rumours that it may be between 3-6 months before we have access. Is…

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wondering
Apr 10, 2010 4:04 pm
Hels
Hels
10 April 2010

New to Marriott Waters Lyndhurst!

New to Marriott Waters Lyndhurst!
VIC

Hi and welcome. We have a Marriott Waters thread on here, please come and join us :)

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Hels
Apr 10, 2010 4:48 pm
Hels
lachjor
lachjor
10 April 2010

How long???

How long???

I think it very much depends on your builder, so may be best to ask them for an estimate. We were told 10-12 weeks from lock-up to get to practical completion, then…

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lachjor
Apr 10, 2010 4:57 pm
lachjor
Kaytee
Kaytee
10 April 2010

Virtual Colour Selections

Virtual Colour Selections

At the top of the page is an ad for Studiom.com.au Well this is what you want. Good luck.

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Kaytee
Apr 10, 2010 5:26 pm
Kaytee
Bagheera
Bagheera
10 April 2010

Anna1's shed journey.

Anna1's shed journey.

Thanks guys - I love this forum - so much info and advice - I learned so much in the last few months - amazing!

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Bagheera
Apr 10, 2010 8:18 pm
sionghua
sionghua
10 April 2010

Orbit Homes or Henley?

Orbit Homes or Henley?

Hi, saw equally bad reviews for these 2 builders, but sadly they are the only builders with cheap house & Land packages in the area we want. Any one built with them and…

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sionghua
Apr 10, 2010 8:34 pm
Yellow
Yellow
10 April 2010

'Colours of PD Underlay?

'Colours of PD Underlay?
VIC

Hi Timmy, after a bit of running around red is blue at another carpet place! I was told that the colour of the underlay will indicate which…

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Yellow
Apr 10, 2010 9:13 pm
bigred
bigred
10 April 2010

Anyone building/ built the VICTORY 1800 with Burbank?

Anyone building/ built the VICTORY 1800 with Burbank?
VIC

Did you add on the alfresco area Big Red?? we changed the middle lounge room for the ensuite... and extended laundry... didnt have enough cash…

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bigred
Apr 10, 2010 10:27 pm
bigred
somewoman
somewoman
10 April 2010

Floor Plan Help

Floor Plan Help
1, 2

All good ideas, although I'd be concerned about the new bathroom arrangement with that one. Depending on how well insulated the walls are you would be far more likely to…

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somewoman
Apr 10, 2010 11:16 pm
somewoman
royboy
royboy
11 April 2010

Building with Clarendon

Building with Clarendon
NSW

Hi Belinda whose Building with Clarendon, Waterfall design with Abbotsbury facade. Could you please put up any pictures of the progress being made. My wife and I are…

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royboy
Apr 11, 2010 10:48 am
SharonC
SharonC
11 April 2010

Limestone pavers - Perth - help needed!

Limestone pavers - Perth - help needed!
WA

Hi all Just wondering if anyone in Perth have used limestone pavers on their verandah/patio areas? We have limestone hue house bricks (midland brick) and red brick…

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SharonC
Apr 11, 2010 4:20 pm
VengaPalace
VengaPalace
11 April 2010

PD Access - How Long?

PD Access - How Long?
VIC

So 16 weeks is possible. Perhaps our SS isn't on top of his game. He has been telling us for two weeks now that the painters are on site but there certainly isn't any…

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VengaPalace
Apr 11, 2010 8:06 pm
Casa2
Casa2
11 April 2010

Half-Round Gutters

Half-Round Gutters
SA

I like the look of half round gutters (with the internal clips). I believe they are self cleaning, but can't tell you how they perform since my gutters won't be in for a…

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Casa2
Apr 11, 2010 9:21 pm
just Erin
just Erin
11 April 2010

Ensuit Door - Yes or No

Ensuit Door - Yes or No
1, 2

We're going without and having the big opening. Our toilet is in a seperate room behind the shower, but that has a…

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just Erin
Apr 11, 2010 10:07 pm

Hi This is the first time I have ever posted on here, so I hope it works!! I am building my first home in Canning Vale WA and am stressing big time over external colour…

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NutmegSpice
Apr 12, 2010 12:05 am
aldavies3
aldavies3
12 April 2010

ARDEN ESTATE PAKENHAM

ARDEN ESTATE PAKENHAM
VIC

Hi Everyone, We are soon to start building in Arden Estate Pakenham with Carlisle Homes. Is there anyone else out there building in Arden, in particular Stage 7? …

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aldavies3
Apr 12, 2010 12:49 am
Rebecca1983
Rebecca1983
12 April 2010

Anyone building in Central Lakes Caboolture?

Anyone building in Central Lakes Caboolture?
NSW

Just wondering if there is anyone who is building in Central Lakes Caboolture, and if so, where are you up to?

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Rebecca1983
Apr 12, 2010 7:12 am
Rebecca1983
Rebecca1983
12 April 2010

How did your timeline go??

How did your timeline go??
VIC
1, 2

Our timeline has been crazy (all happened since mid January this year) -Had an initial look at land and homes we liked to get a ball park figure of cost to build what we…

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Rebecca1983
Apr 12, 2010 7:29 am
Yellow
Yellow
12 April 2010

Keysborough Metr*con Display Lindrum - internal wall colour

Keysborough Metr*con Display Lindrum - internal wall colour
VIC

Hi everyone, I was out looking at the display homes in Keysborough today and really liked the wall colour in the Dining / familiy area of…

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Yellow
Apr 12, 2010 11:59 am
Polo
Polo
12 April 2010

Land Measurement

Land Measurement

Thanks R4AC for the information, the measurement is short when measuring from front footpath to rear fence but after reading your post my measurement could be wrong due to…

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Polo
Apr 12, 2010 1:32 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
12 April 2010

Waterside Aspiration 32mk2 *ITS ALL OURS 10/03!!*

Waterside Aspiration 32mk2 *ITS ALL OURS 10/03!!*
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Welcome back! Good to hear things are going well - can't wait for you to get internet so we can get piccies! :)

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stonecutter1309
Apr 12, 2010 1:38 pm
stonecutter1309
Hels
Hels
12 April 2010

Know of any good, affordable builders on the Gold Coast ?

Know of any good, affordable builders on the Gold Coast ?
QLD

We built with Coral Homes on the GC too, they were very affordable at the time but it was 10 years ago. Lots of members on the forum are building/have built with them too…

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Hels
Apr 12, 2010 1:47 pm
Hels
room4acubby
room4acubby
12 April 2010

Site start - How do they work out the date?

Site start - How do they work out the date?

I agree orangie, I have read a few posts from people who have had their build go over. Does anyone out there know how the builder defined the finish date, and hence the…

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room4acubby
Apr 12, 2010 2:48 pm
room4acubby
tsurf
tsurf
12 April 2010

Final Progress Claim

Final Progress Claim

Get a check made from the bank for handover.

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tsurf
Apr 12, 2010 3:00 pm
take2
take2
12 April 2010

Floor height (Qld Hope Island)

Floor height (Qld Hope Island)
QLD

I am not sure of the minimun hieght but I do remember that the pest controller gave me some advice when I told him I was building on stumps, which was make it aleast hiegh…

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take2
Apr 12, 2010 5:50 pm
take2
Frogger
Frogger
12 April 2010

The Miffy! - I'm in!!!! Handover completed 1/4

The Miffy! - I'm in!!!! Handover completed 1/4
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Ohhh I think I know where you are!! :) I would have driven past your place last weekend!!!! hahaha bomb site, mine will probably look like that for months afterwards!!…

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Frogger
Apr 12, 2010 7:10 pm
michmoore
michmoore
12 April 2010

Good building broker in Perth

Good building broker in Perth
WA

Hi We're looking to purchase some land and build in the near future but would like to have a building broker assist in the process and review the land options prior to…

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michmoore
Apr 12, 2010 7:14 pm
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
12 April 2010

Advise choosing a builder?

Advise choosing a builder?
WA

Hi, ok I worked as a sales consultant for a project builder for about 5 years and then a luxury design builder for a couple. There are so many things to consider when…

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nathanbudde
Apr 12, 2010 7:19 pm
nathanbudde
elzorro
elzorro
12 April 2010

Brimbank council/City West Water easement query

Brimbank council/City West Water easement query
VIC

Hi All, First of all great forum! since i have discovered it i have learnt a lot from browsing the various topics...and yes i have searched for an answer to my question so…

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elzorro
Apr 12, 2010 9:13 pm


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