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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 8:12 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 8:29 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 12:59 pm
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 2:32 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 2:38 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 2:47 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 3:48 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 4:00 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 6:50 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 8:10 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 8:14 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 8:19 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 10:13 pm
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
12 April 2010

stacked stone anyone done it or knows how much it costs

stacked stone anyone done it or knows how much it costs

I think it can look good when it's done well. I've seen a couple that look a bit more ordinary though and reading this I can see why, not doing the corners properly would…

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Fernyhouse
Apr 12, 2010 11:35 pm
Beanie15
Beanie15
12 April 2010

Wide frontage home gold coast

Wide frontage home gold coast
QLD

Thanks Tsurf, when ever you get a chance to, that would be great! Im sure it never hurts to drop in a mention of a past client : )

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Beanie15
Apr 12, 2010 11:45 pm
jenni9546
jenni9546
12 April 2010

Tiled skirting to wet areas & shower niche...is it worth it?

Tiled skirting to wet areas & shower niche...is it worth it?
VIC

Hi Everyone, Thanks for your replies. :D I rang Henley today as we had decided to go ahead. The tiled skirting was not a problem, though Bek, you were right...they won't…

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jenni9546
Apr 13, 2010 12:24 am
kek
kek
13 April 2010

advice: plumbing pipes on outside of stud wall?

advice: plumbing pipes on outside of stud wall?

If the plumbing and electrical wiring was inside the frame, how would the plaster fit over it, since the sheets are screwed to the frame? :th: It has…

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kek
Apr 13, 2010 8:10 am
kek
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
13 April 2010

Slab Problem - What to do?????

Slab Problem - What to do?????

No problems.... Who are you building with?

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nathanbudde
Apr 13, 2010 11:31 am
nathanbudde
Lex
Lex
13 April 2010

Prewire lighting first or do it after house built?

Prewire lighting first or do it after house built?
1, 2

Thanks Bagheera. I didn't think that there was anything odd or badly done or planned in the first place (with our extra lights), but when I saw this thread with people…

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Lex
Apr 13, 2010 2:08 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
13 April 2010

How to Delete this Problem - Vol. 2

How to Delete this Problem - Vol. 2
NSW

Also see http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=32313&start=0 (seems to be Vic)

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Lex
Apr 13, 2010 3:05 pm
Lex
~Nic~
~Nic~
13 April 2010

Strange offer to bypass council? - blacktown/theponds

Strange offer to bypass council? - blacktown/theponds
NSW

Council shouldn't take that long. 3 in our street all approved in under 14 calendar days. :shock: Not fair! Our council have estimated any…

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~Nic~
Apr 13, 2010 3:47 pm
~Nic~
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
13 April 2010

poll; what do you think will match with red homestead bricks

poll; what do you think will match with red homestead bricks

Hi Mohamed, Im with grom i think "paperbark" would look quiet good to lighten it up a bit. You mentioned your roof is black what about your windows and front door? If…

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nathanbudde
Apr 13, 2010 6:41 pm
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
13 April 2010

Advise on Slab

Advise on Slab

Interesting.... Are the close up pics where the concrete has broken away in the Garage area? Its not the best job but you will probably not end up seeing it once the frame…

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nathanbudde
Apr 13, 2010 9:30 pm
nathanbudde
andy
andy
13 April 2010

Is it your right to speak to your SS???

Is it your right to speak to your SS???
1, 2

its absolutely ridculous ,is this company based here or in afganistan.If they dont want to return your calls or have basic customer service ,try consumer affairs or HIA…

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andy
Apr 13, 2010 9:58 pm
qksilver_21
qksilver_21
13 April 2010

Bushifire Levy whilst building a new home

Bushifire Levy whilst building a new home
VIC

thanks for ur help guys, its been awesome! im gunna ring burbank tomorow and ask for a statment with all the things they are guna include with our $4000! our house is…

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qksilver_21
Apr 13, 2010 10:19 pm
mrslin
mrslin
13 April 2010

building with plunkit perth

building with plunkit perth
WA

hi toby, how did you go with your color selection? and have you had the site cost allowance back yet? i've been waiting for the prestart costing, but no news yet. We are…

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mrslin
Apr 13, 2010 11:30 pm
jessie87
jessie87
13 April 2010

Help for designing our "dream home"?

Help for designing our "dream home"?
SA

MissyMc7 Adelaide Designer Homes looks great from the website I am intrigued to see the Display Home

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jessie87
Apr 14, 2010 12:40 am
Pixelated
Pixelated
14 April 2010

What To Take To PCI: Suggestions Please

What To Take To PCI: Suggestions Please

Thx all for the suggestions. The PCI went really well :-)

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Pixelated
Apr 14, 2010 1:19 am
Pixelated
kek
kek
14 April 2010

Mobile reception in Doreen

Mobile reception in Doreen
VIC

I have Telstra 3G, and no dramas with reception anywhere I go in the area. So far. :wink: My Vodafone wireless modem however - that had me on speeds…

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kek
Apr 14, 2010 8:30 am
kek

Hi Susanjen, Not sure of council requirements, but this is ours, and we have approval :lol:

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bel
Apr 14, 2010 9:10 am
bel
mrsko
mrsko
14 April 2010

Which basin?

Which basin?

The semi-recessed looks nice but I prefer the inset for easy cleaning.

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mrsko
Apr 14, 2010 10:53 am
mrsko
heater07
heater07
14 April 2010

Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer

Yes Melbourne. Outer Eastern Suburbs. And i cant for the life on me remember who we went through, and i think i would have trouble finding it. Sorry.

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heater07
Apr 14, 2010 12:07 pm
Alex
Alex
14 April 2010

Anyone built with Alsa Constructions or Dekoma Homes? (Melb)

Anyone built with Alsa Constructions or Dekoma Homes? (Melb)
VIC

Hi guys, I've approached Alsa Constructions and Dekoma Homes (melbourne northern suburbs) for building quotes on my custom designed home and wanted to know if any of you…

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Alex
Apr 14, 2010 12:35 pm
su ann
su ann
14 April 2010

Major retaining wall - not as per plans

Major retaining wall - not as per plans

mick - yes from the picture i have still got a bit of height from the back - and the maximum height for an unengineered wall is 900mm so not much to work with. I will lay…

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su ann
Apr 14, 2010 1:07 pm
nemisis
nemisis
14 April 2010

Outdoor taps

Outdoor taps
1, 2

If I do pay…

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nemisis
Apr 14, 2010 1:14 pm
Living the dream
Living the dream
14 April 2010

Any one building with Adenbrook or in Brightwater?

Any one building with Adenbrook or in Brightwater?
QLD

Hi ::smile:: We have bought a block of land in Brightwater on the Sunshine Coast & are building a home with Adenbrook. I would love to hear of others experiences!

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Living the dream
Apr 14, 2010 1:39 pm
Ms Builder
Ms Builder
14 April 2010

Help me with letter of complaint to our builder

Help me with letter of complaint to our builder

Well done! I think this will be one of many things that will make you think, gee im glad I went with a small builder! The Company should be congratulated for admitting …

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Ms Builder
Apr 14, 2010 2:09 pm
Bam
Bam
14 April 2010

Custom builder or Owner builder ?

Custom builder or Owner builder ?

Owner building is tiring, takes forever and is stressful. And mind you, we havent even started the actual build yet! Just do your research and know what you're getting…

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Bam
Apr 14, 2010 2:56 pm
Bam
grom40
grom40
14 April 2010

More Fencing Drama's!

More Fencing Drama's!

Hi Shelz, You poor thing; hope this silly dispute isn't disrupting your enjoyment of your beautiful new house too much ::wink:: Firstly I suggest you have a read thru the…

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grom40
Apr 14, 2010 3:28 pm
grom40
Chedasha
Chedasha
14 April 2010

extra cost bcoz of sand pad level?? build with ross north

extra cost bcoz of sand pad level?? build with ross north

I think you will have to pay. If the site costs were provisional that means that they can go up or down. It does hurt to get hit with the cost at pre-start. But I don't…

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Chedasha
Apr 14, 2010 6:28 pm
kek
kek
14 April 2010

Who needs to pay for crossover?! Help!

Who needs to pay for crossover?! Help!

Thanks for everyone's responses. I'm in Vic btw @Borg - The land was subdivided, and I have looked again through the section 32, and the only…

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kek
Apr 14, 2010 7:41 pm
kek
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
14 April 2010

Surveying peg missing! Who pays????

Surveying peg missing! Who pays????

Ideally it's best if you can be there when they are concreting the post/doing the fence and make sure they don't disturb your peg. Rare that your neighbour's…

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rocketleaves
Apr 14, 2010 7:58 pm
kiwi
kiwi
14 April 2010

So excited and yet so fustrated

So excited and yet so fustrated

dont forget :n: to show us too ..we are excited for you!

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kiwi
Apr 14, 2010 8:07 pm
kiwi
kek
kek
14 April 2010

PD $1000 Deposit - Does this count?

PD $1000 Deposit - Does this count?
VIC

Your contract should have a payment schedule set out in it and those amounts can't normally be varied, unless there's an allowance for potential extra costs, such as rock…

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kek
Apr 14, 2010 10:09 pm
kek
kineso
kineso
15 April 2010

Floor level difference between alfresco and adjoining room?

Floor level difference between alfresco and adjoining room?

Thanks everyone for the feedback. Hi Mel - The step is from FFL to the concrete alfresco floor. Yep, like most, we will certainly tile/deck the surface when the bank…

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kineso
Apr 15, 2010 9:16 am

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