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lodnonwelsh
lodnonwelsh
20 February 2010

ceilings are too low

ceilings are too low

large builder - have had plenty of problems with them 10 months later now our inspector says he has seen it 3 times in the last year have spoken to the surveyor - he…

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lodnonwelsh
Feb 20, 2010 7:04 pm
bluegumboot
bluegumboot
20 February 2010

New build in Central QLD. Pics on blog...

New build in Central QLD. Pics on blog...
QLD

Just updating my selections list: Carpet - Sierra Vista Putty (light caramel colour) Bathroom cabinets - Laminex Pumice Silk Finish (Gloss laminate) Kitchen cabinets -…

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bluegumboot
Feb 20, 2010 9:55 pm
cherub
cherub
21 February 2010

kerb/path deposit

kerb/path deposit

The local council will have this deposit, once there happy with works they will release. Depending on your agreement with the builder will determine who fixes. Its…

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cherub
Feb 21, 2010 6:10 am
cherub
cherub
21 February 2010

where am i?

where am i?
NSW

Your local council would be a good start, have a chat with a duty officer and explain your plans with them

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cherub
Feb 21, 2010 6:13 am
cherub
cherub
21 February 2010

Home Warranty Insurance

Home Warranty Insurance

Why not sign with the provision that you can do regular inspections yourself, (after hours) Then if you think problems are arising you can rectify early.

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cherub
Feb 21, 2010 6:20 am
greatgenes
greatgenes
21 February 2010

Building the Vogue 40

Building the Vogue 40

No problems with Westpac this time... Unbelievably smooth!!! Look forward to the build on Wednesday :z:

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greatgenes
Feb 21, 2010 9:07 am
yvette72
yvette72
21 February 2010

any ideas for home builders qld

any ideas for home builders qld
QLD

any ideas for home builders in the lockyer valley region,not p***y homes.I know there is coral homes

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yvette72
Feb 21, 2010 9:28 am
Nott
Nott
21 February 2010

The Feel of a New Estate

The Feel of a New Estate
VIC

Quote: Once the parks came under control of the council rather than the developer maintenance went downhill. It seems this is a common thing and this is not the first…

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Nott
Feb 21, 2010 10:11 am
Nott
hsv216
hsv216
21 February 2010

Build time on Contract - is this average???

Build time on Contract - is this average???
1, 2

Something else that probably needs to be taken into consideration, is the number of changes you make to the original plan. The volume builders, have everything worked out…

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hsv216
Feb 21, 2010 11:14 am
lyndal_2004
lyndal_2004
21 February 2010

Our 1st Home: Boardwalk 34 (VIC)

Our 1st Home: Boardwalk 34 (VIC)
VIC

Hi there, how is your build going? We are also thinking of buiding with Aaron J homes, the Rio. Be great to see how things are going ::lol::

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lyndal_2004
Feb 21, 2010 5:09 pm
lyndal_2004
Rowena
Rowena
21 February 2010

Bry and Neal building in Pakenham

Bry and Neal building in Pakenham
VIC

Congratulations on building and the engagement! I look forward to seeing all your photos of the build. Wow, you will be busy in the next year. There are lots of people on…

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Rowena
Feb 21, 2010 8:01 pm
Rowena
shellb78
shellb78
21 February 2010

PGH MOCHA BRICKS - has anyone used these?

PGH MOCHA BRICKS - has anyone used these?

Ooooooops!!!! :oops: Didn't even take notice that it was a Boral brick!!! Just searched PGH mocha and it came up with that thread.... when I saw Mocha, I just assumed it was…

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shellb78
Feb 21, 2010 8:16 pm
batesy67
batesy67
21 February 2010

Private Builder & Costs

Private Builder & Costs
WA

Hi Guys, Thanks for the replies, the house we like (the Bogart) is a build cost of $580k. To build the display home as is, is $750k. The house as it stands is 400sqm. They…

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batesy67
Feb 21, 2010 8:21 pm
MBBN
MBBN
21 February 2010

Splashback Opti glass vs what was offered by builder

Splashback Opti glass vs what was offered by builder

my builder only offers starfire/opti glass...unless you specifically want the white/green tinge look.

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MBBN
Feb 21, 2010 8:37 pm
Shelz
Shelz
21 February 2010

Our story so far. Foxley 26 Updated 30/1/10 - Tiled!

Our story so far. Foxley 26 Updated 30/1/10 - Tiled!
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hey Gumboots, I just had a quick look through your thread and the pics ::smile:: Congratulations, Its looking very nice :: :: The Foxley26 is the only other house that I would…

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Shelz
Feb 21, 2010 8:48 pm
somewoman
somewoman
21 February 2010

We have paid the deposit on our land...now the fun begins

We have paid the deposit on our land...now the fun begins
QLD

congrats on your land and decision to build!! I'd say "run! While you still can!!", but I'm perfectly aware of how exciting it all is! I hope that everything goes well…

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somewoman
Feb 21, 2010 9:22 pm
somewoman
SharonC
SharonC
21 February 2010

Front Door Glass Insert - Antique Frosted Ceramica

Front Door Glass Insert - Antique Frosted Ceramica
WA

Hi all Has anyone used the Antique Frosted Ceramica glass insert in their front door (or internal I guess)? We are thinking of using it but haven't seen it in person to…

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SharonC
Feb 21, 2010 10:09 pm
pravvy
pravvy
22 February 2010

Looking for a good builder (CONFUSED)

Looking for a good builder (CONFUSED)

thanks issy jo for the tips. It is amazing what a little perks can get you :) Eleventh Schedule here I come! :)

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pravvy
Feb 22, 2010 9:43 am
Lolzz
Lolzz
22 February 2010

Private building inspector needed?

Private building inspector needed?

Thanks guys.. I think I will get a private building inspector.. :)

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Lolzz
Feb 22, 2010 10:16 am
Yellow
Yellow
22 February 2010

Has anyone used PORTIFINO tiles

Has anyone used PORTIFINO tiles

Hi Has anyone used Portifino Low Lands , Plateau or Coastal tiles? If you do can you please post a photo. Thanks

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Yellow
Feb 22, 2010 12:07 pm
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
22 February 2010

Display Home Walk Thoughs..

Display Home Walk Thoughs..
VIC

Wow, I wouldn't of even thought about checking that the rangehood was ducted.. you would think that would be a standard.. Great Thank…

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ebyelyakov
Feb 22, 2010 3:01 pm
ebyelyakov
Bam
Bam
22 February 2010

Camalda Stage 3

Camalda Stage 3
VIC

No idea, have you spoken to them directly?? This isnt really "owner buiding" so Ill move it to the right place for you and maybe someone else can help you more :D

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Bam
Feb 22, 2010 4:59 pm
Bam
issy jo
issy jo
22 February 2010

Cut in North Eastern Suburbs SA

Cut in North Eastern Suburbs SA
SA

Thats okay thanks anyway but i have no way of loading it.

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issy jo
Feb 22, 2010 6:08 pm
issy jo
jbdave
jbdave
22 February 2010

Help on Australian Standards for step risers & treads

Help on Australian Standards for step risers & treads

Basic rule is the tread is to be no less than 250mm and the rise no more than 190mm. The risers also can't vary in size too much.

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jbdave
Feb 22, 2010 6:21 pm
jbdave
jbdave
22 February 2010

Couple of questions from a first time builder (well almost)

Couple of questions from a first time builder (well almost)

Yes it means site costs for an "S class" slab as defined by the soil report. If the soil report comes back as "H" class for example, then there would be extra…

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jbdave
Feb 22, 2010 6:25 pm
dreamz
dreamz
22 February 2010

Buying Land?

Buying Land?
NSW

Thanks all. great advice.

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dreamz
Feb 22, 2010 6:34 pm
jstronach
jstronach
25 February 2010

Laminex ColourTech Doors

Laminex ColourTech Doors

There are 12 colours available with no minimum quantities, ie your whites, off whites etc. These are the most popular choice when it comes to 2pac doors. If you select…

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jstronach
Feb 25, 2010 11:50 am
mickeyb
mickeyb
22 February 2010

Building in Toogoom Queensland

Building in Toogoom Queensland
QLD

Thanks for that walker79, they have heaps to choose from. :: Hopefully he can find one he likes and is within budget.

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mickeyb
Feb 22, 2010 7:58 pm
mickeyb
acrebuild
acrebuild
22 February 2010

Building a ranch style home on 5 acres in the Hunter Valley

Building a ranch style home on 5 acres in the Hunter Valley
NSW

Thanks for the welcome, If only Metricon built in our area, They have recently built some display homes nr us but they are yet to build in the council region (we are…

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acrebuild
Feb 22, 2010 8:18 pm
acrebuild
acrebuild
22 February 2010

recommend me a country facade/builder in NSW

recommend me a country facade/builder in NSW
NSW

you know the type with the straight fronts and bull nose verandah and 'A' frame above the front door- Just something very simple but effective for our 'rural influenced'…

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acrebuild
Feb 22, 2010 8:22 pm
deletedpenguin
deletedpenguin
22 February 2010

Monster's Build - 8 Weeks After Handover 22/02/10 PICS

Monster's Build - 8 Weeks After Handover 22/02/10 PICS
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

The landscaping looks fantastic, and the outdoor room looks very inviting. Congratulations!

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deletedpenguin
Feb 22, 2010 8:24 pm
deletedpenguin
esm
esm
23 February 2010

Our Beechwood Mona Vale build - inspection sept 23rd

Our Beechwood Mona Vale build - inspection sept 23rd
NSW
1, 2

nice to see the photos... :) we are also building with beechwood... and design is almost ready for submission to the private certifier. I hope the house finishes way…

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esm
Feb 22, 2010 11:13 pm
fruitty
fruitty
23 February 2010

henley

henley

How long do you have left till contract hand over date? If there are plenty of time then you might have to live with it (unfortunately ). Otherwise try to speak to the…

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fruitty
Feb 22, 2010 11:31 pm
fruitty
jbdave
jbdave
23 February 2010

Help with wardrobe dimensions - -Please!!

Help with wardrobe dimensions - -Please!!

My WIR has the shelf at 2000mm above floor level. This allows two rows of clothes.

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jbdave
Feb 23, 2010 8:51 am
CiNnY
CiNnY
23 February 2010

It's approved!!

It's approved!!
VIC

Add another to the list - I'm in Stage 1 been living up here since september! Richo - Have you been up here recently? Stage 5 is starting to take shape. DP's mum keeps…

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CiNnY
Feb 23, 2010 10:48 am
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Bam
Feb 23, 2010 12:43 pm
Bam
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
23 February 2010

Building Inspector

Building Inspector
VIC

Perhaps if you could give an idea in which area you are. There are a couple of threads about inspectors in VIC about a month ago. We're tired of complaining about them.

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virgin-builder
Feb 23, 2010 4:59 pm
virgin-builder
Jas_Wants_A_House
Jas_Wants_A_House
23 February 2010

Jas_Wants_A_House - received a tentative start day

Jas_Wants_A_House - received a tentative start day
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks Leonard, My lovely neighbour - haha, he got upset when the plumper left some dirt on the road while digging for water connection and got upset because the same…

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Jas_Wants_A_House
Feb 23, 2010 6:42 pm
Jas_Wants_A_House
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emilygirl
Feb 23, 2010 7:46 pm
take2
take2
23 February 2010

RE: Rough Sketches of our house

RE: Rough Sketches of our house

We are building the same way with our sloping block but I think you are a upward slope we are a downward slope. Check out our blog. We used corner stackers opening out…

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take2
Feb 23, 2010 8:17 pm
take2
deletedpenguin
deletedpenguin
23 February 2010

Driveway paving plan - approval from council?

Driveway paving plan - approval from council?

We're building in Blacktown Council as well, however we're required to have the driveway done before handover (Developer requirement, not Blacktown). As far as I'm…

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deletedpenguin
Feb 23, 2010 8:39 pm
deletedpenguin
Helyn
Helyn
23 February 2010

new homes country south australia

new homes country south australia
SA

We built with McCracken Country Homes - had a fairly good run with them and I think inclusions list was pretty reasonable - they were also flexible in adjusting floor…

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Helyn
Feb 23, 2010 8:43 pm
Helyn
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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 23, 2010 10:31 pm
The Garden Whisperer
gurlistar
gurlistar
24 February 2010

Kitchen position in new house

Kitchen position in new house
QLD

That's great Paul! We still get confused looks when we try to describe it. A lot of people have problems visualising something that is different to the norm. But when they…

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gurlistar
Feb 24, 2010 10:14 am
shonzilla
shonzilla
24 February 2010

What to do with Master bedroom recess - HELP

What to do with Master bedroom recess - HELP
WA

I think its about 400mm deep. Not to sure because my scanned copy of the plans has taken off the measurements and scale. Twiggy, you have given me a good idea - when DB…

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shonzilla
Feb 24, 2010 11:32 am
shonzilla
jayw
jayw
24 February 2010

any info on rural building company

any info on rural building company

Hi msbyrne, i think i may have responded to another post of yours last night but missed this one. my name is Jay, GM for The Rural Building Company. i hope that by…

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jayw
Feb 24, 2010 11:51 am
jayw
shonzilla
shonzilla
24 February 2010

cash wrk b4 HO - Is it allowed & what can you get away with?

cash wrk b4 HO - Is it allowed & what can you get away with?
WA

Thanks for everyones responses! Hopefully drafting comes back soon and if i have to buy another feature tile sheet then ill just allocate the leftovers to the bathroom…

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shonzilla
Feb 24, 2010 1:07 pm
shonzilla


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