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camyperth
camyperth
6 March 2010

IS ANYONE IN SCHEDULING WITH VENTURA WA

IS ANYONE IN SCHEDULING WITH VENTURA WA
WA

::lol:: ::lol:: I think I would have forgotten by then too ::lol::

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camyperth
Mar 06, 2010 8:51 am
Stormy
Stormy
6 March 2010

Tender

Tender

Our experience was similar to Sierra's. We went into head office for a tender appointment, where all our site costs were there and all our other structural changes. There…

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Stormy
Mar 06, 2010 12:21 pm
Stormy
kek
kek
6 March 2010

how long can I hold land before building?

how long can I hold land before building?

Check whether it is actually written into the title of the land also - if it's just a convenence (is that the right spelling?!) and not actually…

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kek
Mar 06, 2010 4:07 pm
kek
sleven
sleven
6 March 2010

Quick Question - Bigger Blanco or Smaller Smeg?

Quick Question - Bigger Blanco or Smaller Smeg?

My mum always taught me: "You can put a little in a lot, but you can't put a lot in a little" So now I always buy the biggest I can afford!!!

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sleven
Mar 06, 2010 6:27 pm
sleven
EmoH
EmoH
6 March 2010

Our Wisdom Impression 33 MkII - Got the keys. Tiling started

Our Wisdom Impression 33 MkII - Got the keys. Tiling started
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Beautiful tiles!, Were they factory seal or nano finish types? How much per sqm? PM if like. Thanks. Thanks so much for all of your kind…

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EmoH
Mar 06, 2010 10:30 pm
yanchenw
yanchenw
7 March 2010

Recommended builder to build in Melbourne's West (Point Cook

Recommended builder to build in Melbourne's West (Point Cook
VIC

Hi all I had a building designer to draft up my double-storey house in Point Cook, Melbourne. We're into the working drawing stage and my building designer recommended me…

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yanchenw
Mar 07, 2010 12:49 pm
mark299
mark299
7 March 2010

Anyone building with Ross North in Piara Waters / Harrisdale

Anyone building with Ross North in Piara Waters / Harrisdale
WA

You didn't like the look of the Minarette? That has the master bed at the back, but the alfresco has been moved to the middle of the length of…

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mark299
Mar 07, 2010 1:52 pm
Bagheera
Bagheera
7 March 2010

Did anybody use Bristile Pepper roof with Solver Lundy Grey?

Did anybody use Bristile Pepper roof with Solver Lundy Grey?

oh that's an idea - I would check with the guys at Subi Home Base Expom- thanks kirsada

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Bagheera
Mar 07, 2010 5:20 pm
pkey
pkey
7 March 2010

Building Quotes - How much buffer do we need?

Building Quotes - How much buffer do we need?

Hi All, We're in the process of sourcing building quotes for our 250sqm 2 level home. It's on a 356sqm block with a fall to the back of 4.5 metres so it's quite…

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pkey
Mar 07, 2010 7:36 pm
Kylie.Paul
Kylie.Paul
7 March 2010

Building our First Home.. DFH Columbia, Hunt Club

Building our First Home.. DFH Columbia, Hunt Club
VIC

Hi dellieandliam!! Congrats on building!!! :z: :z: We built with DFH in Cascades on Clyde and we loved them, they were so friendly and the SS was fantastic as well. From…

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Kylie.Paul
Mar 07, 2010 9:30 pm

hey dellieandliam, thought i'd share our colours with you, we went with a darker brick, it's not a REALLY dark one so I loved it. Bricks - Austral LaTrobe Roof tiles -…

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Kylie.Paul
Mar 07, 2010 9:56 pm
kateypink
kateypink
8 March 2010

Fencing advice needed pls!

Fencing advice needed pls!

Our neighbours are building like 6in if that from the boundary, I think this is total crap as like you say vermin are going to have a party in a gap like that!!!!!!!!!!!

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kateypink
Mar 08, 2010 8:13 am
Kelly72
Kelly72
8 March 2010

Monterey Q1 993

Monterey Q1 993
VIC

Me**t**r**i***con homes at Lyndhurst.

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Kelly72
Mar 08, 2010 9:08 am
kek
kek
8 March 2010

Melbourne storm damage, HELP

Melbourne storm damage, HELP
VIC

The damage may not be as bad as it seems, and can probably be fixed pretty easily. Insulation batts can be replaced, plaster may be OK once dry and repainted - even if…

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kek
Mar 08, 2010 10:50 am
kek
larajane
larajane
8 March 2010

Please help! Post contract variation.

Please help! Post contract variation.

Thanks for the advice everyone :) I have emailed our consultant to make sure we have the changes to our bricks and roof tiles in writing. Should receive a repsonse…

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larajane
Mar 08, 2010 10:52 am
larajane
traceyh
traceyh
8 March 2010

info on bridging loans???

info on bridging loans???

a bridging loan looks pretty good to us aswell (2 young kids and I work from home, so i don't want to move twice) - but the risk is the build going longer than planned and…

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traceyh
Mar 08, 2010 12:19 pm
Cob79
Cob79
8 March 2010

THATS IT WE'RE DONE!!! MellyBuilding PICS!!!!!!

THATS IT WE'RE DONE!!! MellyBuilding PICS!!!!!!
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Mellybuilding, were you happy with the end result? Were the finishes high quality and you have had no issues?? We want to go with Clarendon but we are worried about…

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Cob79
Mar 08, 2010 1:56 pm
gypsy77
gypsy77
8 March 2010

What SHOULDN'T I get my builder to quote on?

What SHOULDN'T I get my builder to quote on?
NSW

Hi, We're about to commence our 3rd house-build and have learnt so much each time. Others may disagree but here's my 2 cents on this subject. I would never get the builder…

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gypsy77
Mar 08, 2010 7:43 pm

Hello All, We will be doing our Pre-handover inspection with our builder tomorrow; and due to Yesterday heavy rain at Melboune, we've noticed that water somehow had…

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ytliu
Mar 08, 2010 8:02 pm
moby
moby
8 March 2010

garbage warrior & earthships.

garbage warrior & earthships.

Hi if youve seen the documentary called "garbage warrior" or looked at earthship .org you'll know what im on about.. using tyres and rammed earth, solar efficient…

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moby
Mar 08, 2010 8:14 pm
Frogger
Frogger
8 March 2010

Rate your Overall Building Experience out of 10

Rate your Overall Building Experience out of 10

Was thinking the same V. I can't comment yet as I haven't finished...but so far it hasn't been to flash! I'll be interested in seeing some answers to this :)

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Frogger
Mar 08, 2010 8:54 pm
Mazon
Mazon
8 March 2010

Laguna with Plantation Homes

Laguna with Plantation Homes

Hey guys and girls. I'm new to this forum. I did a search but couldn't find anyone who has built the "Laguna" style home with plantation. If so, how is it? Anything…

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Mazon
Mar 08, 2010 9:22 pm
mark299
mark299
8 March 2010

Site Work Costs???

Site Work Costs???

Yes, the initial estimate is around that amount usually 8K - 10K. But you get more accurate figures after the engineers inspection, and given to you during pre-start. I…

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mark299
Mar 08, 2010 10:24 pm
kek
kek
9 March 2010

Cost to modify window/door sizes in project homes???

Cost to modify window/door sizes in project homes???

The only disadvantage to raising door height is if you have double doors. Unless you're very tall, you won't be able to reach the locking bolt at the top of the fixed leaf…

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kek
Mar 09, 2010 6:42 am
kek
sunny_and_warm
sunny_and_warm
9 March 2010

Self cleaning/infloor pool cleaning systems and magna water

Self cleaning/infloor pool cleaning systems and magna water

HI, 1Paramount - we had compass pools come by yesterday and most of my concerns have been addressed. Still worried about the jets getting out of sink or getting stuck. My…

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sunny_and_warm
Mar 09, 2010 8:18 am
Yev_
Yev_
9 March 2010

Cameo Homes - Anyone built with them ?

Cameo Homes - Anyone built with them ?
VIC

Any info would be greatly appreciated, were currently in discussions with them regarding house plans, though cannot find much info on the net. You…

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Yev_
Mar 09, 2010 9:52 am
penny77
penny77
9 March 2010

PCI letter?

PCI letter?

I would like to know that too. As we haven't received anything just a phone call and it is on the M website as an appointment....

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penny77
Mar 09, 2010 11:21 am
brendan & michelle
brendan & michelle
9 March 2010

New photos on Flickr!!

New photos on Flickr!!
WA
1, 2, 3

Getting the keys on 19th March. Party!!

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brendan & michelle
Mar 09, 2010 11:36 am
kek
kek
9 March 2010

External Colours - Help settle DW's nerves

External Colours - Help settle DW's nerves
NSW

I like it too.....but then I'm a big fan of Ironstone. ::lol::

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kek
Mar 09, 2010 12:14 pm
kek
sarahq
sarahq
9 March 2010

Problems with Boral - Bricks

Problems with Boral - Bricks

Hi all, I was told that our original choses brick Boral Heritage are discontinued and we have to choose a new brick. We decided on Boral Mocha but…

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sarahq
Mar 09, 2010 12:53 pm
sarahq
Home1
Home1
9 March 2010

another newbie eek ..where do we start ?

another newbie eek ..where do we start ?

We are looking to build this year and National Homes have designs which suits our need. Has anyone heere dealt with them or heard of anyone dealing with them?

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Home1
Mar 09, 2010 1:24 pm
southlee
southlee
9 March 2010

Recommendation of Builder in Brisbane

Recommendation of Builder in Brisbane
QLD

Hello all, We are building a new home in the Redlands area in Brisbane and have currently given our plans to two different builders for quotes, both have come highly…

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southlee
Mar 09, 2010 1:37 pm
dreamz
dreamz
9 March 2010

New Release this weekend at the Ponds.

New Release this weekend at the Ponds.
NSW

Hi all, I know a few of you may be looking around for land perhaps. Just incase you don't know. There will be a release this weekend at the Ponds. Waterfall release.…

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dreamz
Mar 09, 2010 1:43 pm
Riss
Riss
9 March 2010

Choosing a Builder

Choosing a Builder
WA

We have decided to go with Henley...the service is OK but it depends where you go. We are building in Doreen but the Mernda crew were pretty useless so we went to…

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Riss
Mar 09, 2010 1:48 pm
King willy
King willy
9 March 2010

DIY Frame inspection

DIY Frame inspection

Thanks to all Good stuff, and it all makes sence, you get an expert you have to pay for one. Im up with most stuff but definetly not 100%. The frame in importaint, yes…

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King willy
Mar 09, 2010 1:52 pm
King willy
MNH
MNH
9 March 2010

Anyone had problems with land valuations because of bonuses?

Anyone had problems with land valuations because of bonuses?

I had the same thing with my block. I can understand the banks not coming to the table with a higher valuation because realistically, most people buying…

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MNH
Mar 09, 2010 3:43 pm
take2
take2
9 March 2010

Cant find the right 'White' for rendering!!!

Cant find the right 'White' for rendering!!!

Thanks I seem to like the Beige Royal. I might grab a sample pot and take a look. The other option is surfmist. Did you use fulls strength…

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take2
Mar 09, 2010 4:34 pm
take2
andy
andy
9 March 2010

soil test and type of slab?

soil test and type of slab?

8) hi lindrum-52 we are building in sandarra which is the estate opposite sandhurst and our site was classed as a P. We are getting a waffle raft slab,here are some of the…

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andy
Mar 09, 2010 5:52 pm
tim&jade
tim&jade
9 March 2010

Telstra trench????

Telstra trench????

I dug the trench myself, it was about 10m long, to a depth of 350mm. A few hours digging will save you about $400. Better in your pocket then theirs!

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tim&jade
Mar 09, 2010 6:07 pm
sara.alag
sara.alag
9 March 2010

Taurus Homes

Taurus Homes
WA

good to hear someone else has heard of them/considering them..they are one of our top choices now....waiting to see some homes they have built....lets see... in the…

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sara.alag
Mar 09, 2010 6:32 pm
Rowena
Rowena
9 March 2010

Can't stop laughing. Mistake with colour selections.

Can't stop laughing. Mistake with colour selections.

that's great that PD are allowing you to change the colours. :z: Sounds like they took the commonsense approach. :: Cream, blue and red :shock: hmmm, an advertisement for Bastille Day? :lol: :D

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Rowena
Mar 09, 2010 8:11 pm
Rowena
gypsy77
gypsy77
9 March 2010

Spotted Gum Feature Grade vs Select Grade

Spotted Gum Feature Grade vs Select Grade

If the spotted gums are different in NSW and QLD - I'm not sure which one I had installed in my old house as I'm right on the NSW/QLD border :? I just remember that they…

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gypsy77
Mar 09, 2010 8:42 pm
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mark299
Mar 09, 2010 9:52 pm
AJV
AJV
10 March 2010

What to do with 4th Bedroom

What to do with 4th Bedroom

Our 4th bedroom is my yoga/mediation /ironing & clothes drying room.

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AJV
Mar 10, 2010 8:45 am


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