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AmesD
AmesD
28 June 2010

Anyone Building With New Generation/Summit?

Anyone Building With New Generation/Summit?
WA
1, 2

I'm like you currently in the waiting game.....waiting for our final plans and then the contract I guess. They did say 6-8 weeks so I guess we just have to be patient

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AmesD
Jun 28, 2010 10:49 am
saemiseon
saemiseon
28 June 2010

Prestart changes...............is it allowed?

Prestart changes...............is it allowed?
WA

hey mav999 I haven't done the pre-start yet:) I'll def keep you guys updated!

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saemiseon
Jun 28, 2010 11:24 am
CRP
CRP
28 June 2010

Eve estate fencing

Eve estate fencing
VIC

Hi Guys, Just needing some info on fencing. We are building in Eve Estate and our home is nearing completion. I just wanted to know when we should have the fencing up. Is…

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CRP
Jun 28, 2010 12:18 pm
Blue
Blue
28 June 2010

6 month inspection...

6 month inspection...
WA

Our 6 month inspection will be coming up in August, we can put through our form from July 12th through to August. Soooo looking to see if anyone has any advice for it..…

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Blue
Jun 28, 2010 2:34 pm
grom40
grom40
28 June 2010

How wide are your towel rails??

How wide are your towel rails??

The towel rail can be wider than the noggins so long as the bits which connect the rail to the wall are 600mm apart (if that makes sense!). I recently bought 2 rails from…

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grom40
Jun 28, 2010 4:44 pm
grom40
Kelly_girl
Kelly_girl
28 June 2010

Kel's Mooroolbark- Handover pics on blog 25.06.10!

Kel's Mooroolbark- Handover pics on blog 25.06.10!
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi Katie, Thanks - Ryan was so happy when he got home and I just wanted it all done so that we could enjoy the house together as he had been away so long :D Wow I…

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Kelly_girl
Jun 28, 2010 4:49 pm
Kelly_girl
aldavies3
aldavies3
28 June 2010

HOW MUCH FOR CAT 2 POT DRAWER HANDLES WITH CARLISLE HOMES?

HOW MUCH FOR CAT 2 POT DRAWER HANDLES WITH CARLISLE HOMES?

Hello everyone! Has anyone out there upgraded to Category 2 handles for the pot drawers in the kitchen (with Carlisle Homes)? We originally selected out of the standard…

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aldavies3
Jun 28, 2010 5:08 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
28 June 2010

Simonds Homes Buildng Margin - Paying too much?

Simonds Homes Buildng Margin - Paying too much?

They must have changed their tactics because they don't charge you 33% not more but only 30%. The double handling invoice is calculated as…

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ECOECO
Jun 28, 2010 5:16 pm
ECOECO
Dan-
Dan-
28 June 2010

My first build - BBC Homes QLD

My first build - BBC Homes QLD
QLD

Some new photos are up in my link http://bbcdansbuild.blogspot.com/ getting close now kitchen is mostly in, bathrooms mostly in also. The timber deck has been built…

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Dan-
Jun 28, 2010 6:10 pm
macca2042
macca2042
28 June 2010

first home buyer question

first home buyer question
VIC

I think the first thing you should be looking for is a floor plan that you like and suits your needs. Go to display homes, check builders online…

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macca2042
Jun 28, 2010 7:05 pm

Sarah Homes

Sarah Homes
SA

Hi yes i have built with s* homes. I have had issue after issue with them, i am happy to comment more outside of this forum. I have had my house for 3 months now, and i…

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singlemum2daughters
Jun 28, 2010 8:06 pm
singlemum2daughters
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hmmmmm
Jun 28, 2010 8:28 pm
cobolt
cobolt
28 June 2010

Is there an honest builder out there??? There all snkaes!!

Is there an honest builder out there??? There all snkaes!!

I am building in Forrestfield and the builder has hit me with a quote today for $13,800 to simply cut and fill the land, no other costs such as sewer/power/water runs etc…

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cobolt
Jun 28, 2010 8:42 pm
jessie87
jessie87
28 June 2010

Our Mt Barker Build Thread - We now a kitchen and joinery!!!

Our Mt Barker Build Thread - We now a kitchen and joinery!!!
SA
1, 2

Your kitchen is absolutely gorgous :) :) :) yeh, it looks like they have got it in the wrong place

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jessie87
Jun 28, 2010 8:54 pm
lost_sheep
lost_sheep
28 June 2010

Lost in the exterior colour scheme

Lost in the exterior colour scheme
1, 2

I am pretty much set my heart on the colours... Guess I should still have DUNE for gutter, fascia and roof (since I am not confident with my colours and I have a small…

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lost_sheep
Jun 28, 2010 9:09 pm
kavother
kavother
28 June 2010

Polytec Createc High Gloss doors???

Polytec Createc High Gloss doors???

We have also chosen this brand and am a little concerned about the prints but I think you would get thAt with any gloss product. I chose Matt for the laundry but two…

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kavother
Jun 28, 2010 9:11 pm
B-Arty
B-Arty
28 June 2010

Sandy Soil ... Slab vs Bearers and Joists

Sandy Soil ... Slab vs Bearers and Joists
NSW

Hi guys... We brought a block in Wollongong... (Primbee) We are across the road from Lake Illawarra and 5 min walk the other way to the beach which = SANDY SOIL! Just…

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B-Arty
Jun 28, 2010 10:20 pm
B-Arty
Candylea
Candylea
28 June 2010

Candylea's house! New purchase!!

Candylea's house! New purchase!!
WA
1 ... 19, 20, 21

:) Thanks Shon! Thank you wrexter :)

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Candylea
Jun 28, 2010 11:07 pm
Candylea
BZMZ
BZMZ
29 June 2010

Di Lorenzo Tiles anyone?

Di Lorenzo Tiles anyone?

Ohh that's a shame. Thanks for the useful info though. I suppose I have to wait until construction to see them again then. hehe.

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BZMZ
Jun 29, 2010 8:59 am
2pais
2pais
29 June 2010

Dark or light driveways

Dark or light driveways

Thanks dollar, n&no2 and d@n for your input. The driveway colour will also be used as a perimeter through out the house. n&no2 these are the only two colour choices given…

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2pais
Jun 29, 2010 9:03 am
BZMZ
BZMZ
29 June 2010

I am a Highlander! Simonds - Atherton

I am a Highlander! Simonds - Atherton
VIC

Hi Sireza Your house looks lovely! Did you use Bamboo Cream Taubmans for your walls? I've chosen it too! Been wanting to see more than just a square sample of it. So…

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BZMZ
Jun 29, 2010 10:22 am
Benimarun
Benimarun
29 June 2010

Cancelling My Build!

Cancelling My Build!

Yeah i feel for you. I just canceled my contract with my builder too. Still waiting for them to return me my 5% deposit....

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Benimarun
Jun 29, 2010 5:07 pm
glitch69
glitch69
29 June 2010

Is Handover with no gas for 3 weeks considered a handover?

Is Handover with no gas for 3 weeks considered a handover?

Thanks for the replies.....nice to know I'm not the only one with such encounters.....The construction manager has come back to say that they will arrange for an…

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glitch69
Jun 29, 2010 5:47 pm
Echo
Echo
29 June 2010

Already got architech design ,HOW TO FIND A BUILDER

Already got architech design ,HOW TO FIND A BUILDER

I concur ? . I found something close to what I wanted and then had a builder quote to redesign to fit the…

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Echo
Jun 29, 2010 10:08 pm
Echo
Durnania
Durnania
30 June 2010

Building on the Sunshine Coast

Building on the Sunshine Coast
QLD

Thanks for the feedback. Ok so I need to be patient and have more realistic expectations. Shelby75, if you could pm the details of where your neighbour is building a…

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Durnania
Jun 30, 2010 9:38 am
pottsville
pottsville
30 June 2010

Boral - Girraween Brick

Boral - Girraween Brick

Hi Megsykat, Thanks for the reply.... We had our colour appointment 3 weeks ago. We were shown pictures of the colur scheme we have choosen and we were happy with what…

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pottsville
Jun 30, 2010 10:52 am
hoffdog
hoffdog
30 June 2010

Any comment on statesman homes ?

Any comment on statesman homes ?
SA

My relationship with statesman lasted 6 months, glad i got out before it was too late, if you want more info feel free pm. I will say though i have had frends who built…

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hoffdog
Jun 30, 2010 1:19 pm
pottsville
pottsville
30 June 2010

Allegra, anyone?

Allegra, anyone?
VIC
1, 2

Thanks... very happy with them - just cant wait to see it all come together now. yes took the colours on board knowing il be doing the cleaning of all white ~ Maybe the…

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pottsville
Jun 30, 2010 1:50 pm
ring09
ring09
30 June 2010

Got my PONDS block today!

Got my PONDS block today!
NSW
1, 2

Yes congrats to you, lets hope your developers in Syd keep to their word and have it ready for you in August. Best of luck with picking your dream home.

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ring09
Jun 30, 2010 3:43 pm
ring09
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kek
Jun 30, 2010 5:07 pm
kek
saemiseon
saemiseon
30 June 2010

Does anyone have a BAR in their house?

Does anyone have a BAR in their house?
1, 2

That's great! Congrats:) I don't think we can fit one in our theatre....unfortunately. but we'd def consider getting one in alfresco! it'd be the ULTIMATE entertaining area! haha

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saemiseon
Jun 30, 2010 6:23 pm
Dette
Dette
30 June 2010

Building in Drysdale

Building in Drysdale
VIC

Hi - love this site - it's gr8 to share info - and learn from others. We are building in Drysdale area in Geelong - talk about confused!!! We are thinking of NBG but also…

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Dette
Jun 30, 2010 6:38 pm
iduno
iduno
30 June 2010

Help with laundary drain possibly in wrong location

Help with laundary drain possibly in wrong location
WA

Just as an update. Looks like the laundry drains gunna be that way. spoke to a couple people who have the drain under the washing machine and they say its ok. guess its…

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iduno
Jun 30, 2010 10:23 pm
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
30 June 2010

"HELP" last chance to change anything, prelim plans

"HELP" last chance to change anything, prelim plans
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Yeah not much gets past me :lol: as I walk past your place daily. I think you would have received neighbour notification from council if next door was two storey unless it went…

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JohnnyD
Jun 30, 2010 10:44 pm
JohnnyD
bekg
bekg
1 July 2010

Adenbrook? Garth Chapman? Flood zone build!

Adenbrook? Garth Chapman? Flood zone build!
QLD

Thanks! Good to know there are options! Adenbrook have promised to reply tomorrow so I'll let you know what they suggest. A quick search on this forum has found vast…

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bekg
Jul 01, 2010 5:28 am
Dee2010
Dee2010
1 July 2010

Feature wall not or no feature wall??!!

Feature wall not or no feature wall??!!

When it comes to colours the main rule I use is: If it's trendy dont use it. If it's not the lastest upto date modern look and it looks great now it will still look great…

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Dee2010
Jul 01, 2010 9:05 am
Richo
Richo
1 July 2010

Double Wardrobe doors How do yours close/held closed???????

Double Wardrobe doors How do yours close/held closed???????

Double entry doors to a room are usually done in the method described in your top post, or even 1.5 doors. I agree with the above posts that both doors should be caught…

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Richo
Jul 01, 2010 10:26 am
Richo
saemiseon
saemiseon
1 July 2010

would you believe if these are the same plans????

would you believe if these are the same plans????

Hi Dee2010. Haha I knew he was gonna do that. Although I think my sales rep in on leave until tomorrow. Could have been different guy filling in for him. but yes he did…

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saemiseon
Jul 01, 2010 11:30 am
jimbo1
jimbo1
1 July 2010

Second time lucky, let's hope so......

Second time lucky, let's hope so......

Sometimes it's the simplest things we overlook!!!! We received an invoice for a council levy that HAS to be paid otherwise it MIGHT hold up the building permit. I made…

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jimbo1
Jul 01, 2010 12:03 pm
B-Arty
B-Arty
1 July 2010

display home furniture

display home furniture

Alot of the newer displays hire their furniture... We wanted stools out of one of the displays at Oran Park Town. i found them online for $400 each (replica designer) at…

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B-Arty
Jul 01, 2010 4:31 pm
B-Arty
mervyn
mervyn
1 July 2010

Contractor for Crossover

Contractor for Crossover

looking a contractor to demolish existing crossover and construct new crossover and driveway

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mervyn
Jul 01, 2010 5:12 pm
d@n
d@n
1 July 2010

Exterior Colour Choices - would this work??

Exterior Colour Choices - would this work??

It does sound like a bit of an old fashioned combination but would depend on how red the bricks are and the design of the house. Post your plans including any other…

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d@n
Jul 01, 2010 7:45 pm
1155
1155
1 July 2010

Stonecutters Ridge

Stonecutters Ridge
NSW

Just joined, we are building at Stonecutter Lot 1155. Using McDonald Jones - The Beach House. Lots of useful information from everyone which is very helpful. We are…

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1155
Jul 01, 2010 8:27 pm
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
1 July 2010

Feature Walls

Feature Walls

We used the same feature wall colour in our upstairs living & main bedroom & I'm really happy with how it looks. Loretta :)

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JohnnyD
Jul 01, 2010 8:30 pm
JohnnyD

Hi kf9, I’m in preliminary talks with Fairmont homes about building my first home too. I’m looking at building the Monaco. I got a quote and some plans drawn up and…

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Theresa
Jul 01, 2010 9:34 pm
Theresa
Yellow
Yellow
2 July 2010

Asset Protection for Driveway

Asset Protection for Driveway

Hi We are taking Asset Protection for the demo work. If builder takes the Asset Protection for the building work. Then do we have to take another asset protection to…

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Yellow
Jul 02, 2010 10:27 am
wizard
wizard
2 July 2010

Simonds Homes Nightmare

Simonds Homes Nightmare
1, 2

But you also have a right to pay only if the work is done properly, ring the building commission and get some advice from them

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wizard
Jul 02, 2010 11:39 am
wizard
46fan
46fan
2 July 2010

Time from lock up to handover

Time from lock up to handover

in our case site scrape was on March 15th and we are 2 weeks away from handover .... roughly 4 months

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46fan
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