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boleh
boleh
21 January 2010

Allens Farm, Cranbourne North, VIC

Allens Farm, Cranbourne North, VIC
VIC

This is right next to The Eve. Anyone building in this small estate?

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boleh
Jan 21, 2010 10:27 am
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
21 January 2010

Maximum Distance from Main Power Pole to House

Maximum Distance from Main Power Pole to House

Mine got dug underground from the power pole, but dont know if they do this is Queensland.

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buildingwithhamra
Jan 21, 2010 10:44 am
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
21 January 2010

water connections across the road- who connects this?

water connections across the road- who connects this?

Are you saying your block has no water. Its easy to connect, I dont know where you are but in SA, SA water bring the water and sewage from the middle of the road to your…

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buildingwithhamra
Jan 21, 2010 10:53 am
Rajloi
Rajloi
21 January 2010

Soil tests stuff up?

Soil tests stuff up?
QLD

My builder always…

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Rajloi
Jan 21, 2010 11:57 am
JJ305
JJ305
21 January 2010

Help with many questions before I decide to build.

Help with many questions before I decide to build.
QLD

Apologies firstly if some questions have been posted already and secondly for the many questions I have - some vague and "how long is a…

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JJ305
Jan 21, 2010 1:07 pm
Jodie80
Jodie80
21 January 2010

house and contents insurance. best prices

house and contents insurance. best prices

I don't know if you can haggle... but i recommend checking the PDS's of the Insurance Co.'s that you shortlist. Check that they DO cover what you need. If you're in the…

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Jodie80
Jan 21, 2010 1:53 pm
Jodie80
artstitches
artstitches
21 January 2010

Wyndella Estate, Truganina

Wyndella Estate, Truganina
VIC

We bought a block in stage 1 of the Wyndella estate and moved in last August. It's hard to give much of an opinion on the estate itself as it's still very much…

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artstitches
Jan 21, 2010 4:18 pm
artstitches
mdzzj
mdzzj
21 January 2010

Near to PCI date?

Near to PCI date?

Painter has just began this week on our site, ss says best case scenario end of Feb to me that means the end of March. Although things have been moving quickly so far I…

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mdzzj
Jan 21, 2010 4:30 pm
somewoman
somewoman
21 January 2010

ChrisL's duplex in Marion SA

ChrisL's duplex in Marion SA
SA
1, 2

Wow - not in yet? =((( Hope things are going ok for you guys, Chris...

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somewoman
Jan 21, 2010 5:03 pm
somewoman
mickeyb
mickeyb
21 January 2010

WHICH BUILDER TO GO FOR?

WHICH BUILDER TO GO FOR?
WA

When we looked for a house, we first looked at what we needed in a house, room sizes, house layout, size of the house, how it sat on the block and cost to build. We also…

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mickeyb
Jan 21, 2010 5:41 pm
mickeyb
lwbjl
lwbjl
21 January 2010

Building Coral homes Fraser 251 - Bricks and plaster done

Building Coral homes Fraser 251 - Bricks and plaster done
1, 2, 3

Well its all bricked now and looks great... The inside has all been plastered.... The plaster boards have been put on rushed... There are chips everywhere and holes to be…

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lwbjl
Jan 21, 2010 7:10 pm
Cooper32
Cooper32
21 January 2010

Lighting/Heat Lamp question for after the build......

Lighting/Heat Lamp question for after the build......

We had heat lamps installed to both our bathrooms (established house) & the electrician used existing light hole & also switch on wall was replaced with heatlamp switch,…

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Cooper32
Jan 21, 2010 7:33 pm
mickeyb
mickeyb
21 January 2010

tradesman cashy jobs.....??

tradesman cashy jobs.....??

Good Luck with trying to get your lights installed during construction. If it's not on the contract then you can't install them as Big M won't allow it. We are doing…

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mickeyb
Jan 21, 2010 9:16 pm
mickeyb
InPakenham
InPakenham
21 January 2010

$26K grant rejected

$26K grant rejected

Sorry to bring up an old thread but im getting close to the 26 weeks and wondering if you got this sorted? What needs to be done by the end of the 26th week for it to be…

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InPakenham
Jan 21, 2010 9:33 pm
themax
themax
22 January 2010

To feature tile or not to feature tile?????

To feature tile or not to feature tile?????
1, 2

It's great Makoby that you have made your decision, I hope you'll post pics so we can see, it will be lovely I am sure.

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themax
Jan 22, 2010 7:22 am
themax
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
22 January 2010

Help - Wisdom builders

Help - Wisdom builders
NSW

Yay - they are fixing some part of it - but I'm not sure about all - trying to chat with my SS but mobile phone coverage is bad!

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stonecutter1309
Jan 22, 2010 9:39 am
stonecutter1309
Dollar
Dollar
22 January 2010

Brick Help

Brick Help

I know what you mean Vundaful. Does clash a…

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Dollar
Jan 22, 2010 10:21 am
borg
borg
22 January 2010

Smooth finish Panel lift door - WTF is oil canning?

Smooth finish Panel lift door - WTF is oil canning?
SA

Putting two and two together I have made an assumption on what oil canning is. It must be on smooth finish door where you see the shinning oil look where the door is not…

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borg
Jan 22, 2010 12:09 pm
borg
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
22 January 2010

Henley Flooring Promotion

Henley Flooring Promotion

hmmm I'm no expert but I thought laminate flooring and engineered floorboards mean the same thing, i.e. man-made/fabricated timber-look on the top-most layer? I have…

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rocketleaves
Jan 22, 2010 3:50 pm
Jax&Trav
Jax&Trav
22 January 2010

Anyone built with this builder? (WA)

Anyone built with this builder? (WA)
WA

Thanks for asking jbarry :) Our meeting went well, the sales guy was extremely accommodating, to the point where he shifted an appointment so we could spend longer with…

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Jax&Trav
Jan 22, 2010 5:54 pm
Echo
Echo
22 January 2010

Anyone Flying SOLO??

Anyone Flying SOLO??
SA
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I'm getting a new couch. My current one has half the arm ripped off due to an exploratory mission by Professor Midas (PhD K9 PITA). His…

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Echo
Jan 22, 2010 8:28 pm
Echo
bobbaloochi
bobbaloochi
23 January 2010

First Timer Building the Chandler MKII

First Timer Building the Chandler MKII

Hi there! Can't believe i have found someone building the Chandler Alfresco - we are about to sign up to build the Preston which is basically the same house! Land is on…

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bobbaloochi
Jan 23, 2010 9:39 am
kek
kek
23 January 2010

Dividing Fences question

Dividing Fences question
WA

There's also issues about quotations and type of fence What if someone put up a gold plated fence and wanted you to pay half ? or what if they…

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kek
Jan 23, 2010 1:32 pm
kek
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
23 January 2010

6 bedroom floorplan, does it exist?

6 bedroom floorplan, does it exist?
VIC

well Chug's home is going to be beautiful, I can see it now - so spacious and well laid out. And Dirk's home is amazing - that is one big home,…

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dirkadirk
Jan 23, 2010 2:57 pm
lightsview
lightsview
23 January 2010

Dechellis Homes.. anyone building with them?

Dechellis Homes.. anyone building with them?
SA

Hi Leanne, I'm not building with them but I've only heard good things about them. Perhaps try posting your question under the "Building in SA" thread. Sorry I can't be…

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lightsview
Jan 23, 2010 3:40 pm
Rowena
Rowena
23 January 2010

Grass cutting & Rubbish Removal before construction start

Grass cutting & Rubbish Removal before construction start

My understanding with our builder, is that the block has to be clear of debris/rubbish and the grass cut, prior to them commencing the build. We've already mowed and…

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Rowena
Jan 23, 2010 4:27 pm
Rowena
Dobly
Dobly
23 January 2010

Piers, foundations, soil report, screw pile - PROBLEM!

Piers, foundations, soil report, screw pile - PROBLEM!

Hi all The engineer has just gotten back to me with his plan for the house. Mostly his plan is about the foundation system. He has (on my request) used screw piles as a…

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Dobly
Jan 23, 2010 5:05 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
23 January 2010

Subdividing blocks in new estates

Subdividing blocks in new estates

Can you find any info on the estates covenants? Do they have a website? Which estate? :th:

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cazoraz
Jan 23, 2010 5:36 pm
cazoraz
Scaredy Cat
Scaredy Cat
23 January 2010

Solatubes downstairs

Solatubes downstairs

Just wondering if anyone has installed solatubes in a downstairs room (the website says it can be done) and what the cost of this is? We have just received some fantastic…

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Scaredy Cat
Jan 23, 2010 8:16 pm
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
23 January 2010

Slab pour ( includes photos )

Slab pour ( includes photos )
VIC

This is "The Shed" a combination sewing room and photo studio…

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D200 Doug
Jan 23, 2010 10:06 pm
sammy
sammy
24 January 2010

Builders in Mandurah

Builders in Mandurah
WA

Hi forumers, Does anyone know of any builders in Mandurah area (WA) with experience building in the Canals? Or if you have already built in that area, how was the…

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sammy
Jan 24, 2010 10:08 am
sammy
fruitty
fruitty
24 January 2010

re-establishment survey,who cares,council or builder?

re-establishment survey,who cares,council or builder?

yes, the check is more for peace of mind. Almost everyone here would have had to cope the re-establishment charge.

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fruitty
Jan 24, 2010 10:40 am
fruitty
rodrocket
rodrocket
24 January 2010

Our Floorplan...does anyone have any suggestions/comments?

Our Floorplan...does anyone have any suggestions/comments?

very nice plan, i like it the only things that i would concider changeing to suit ME are the entry from the garage into the kitchen i would have it from the Garage into…

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rodrocket
Jan 24, 2010 12:20 pm
MBBN
MBBN
24 January 2010

stormwater pipes, not enough fall from front to back.......

stormwater pipes, not enough fall from front to back.......

this happened to us. We rang and rang and rang until they came and fixed it. There was not enough fall on it. Then we found another problem with the stormwater and…

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MBBN
Jan 24, 2010 1:18 pm

Here is that long awaited photo of Cemintel. It's secret nailed so no holes to fill, easy to prepare & a dream to paint. Just looks like painted wood ::

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Jazzie
Jan 24, 2010 3:36 pm
Jazzie
nicole80
nicole80
24 January 2010

Building our Armadale 230 with JG KING in Wyndham Vale !

Building our Armadale 230 with JG KING in Wyndham Vale !
VIC

Hi Richo ! Thanks for the feedback - its daunting thats for sure ! So far i cant say ive been overly impressed with JG KING, the only reason were really still with them…

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nicole80
Jan 24, 2010 3:58 pm
mpcj
mpcj
24 January 2010

What flooring do you have in your hallway between bedrooms?

What flooring do you have in your hallway between bedrooms?

Tiles - especially because the bathroom and laundry are there. Easy to maintain. Love it.

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mpcj
Jan 24, 2010 4:07 pm
mpcj
Candylea
Candylea
24 January 2010

Help with Building New Home

Help with Building New Home
WA

Yup sorry, didn't mean Invouge.. I guess you only mentioned 3 companies.. 2 are from the same mob ::lol:: I guess with most plans, you could possibly squish them in a lil to…

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Candylea
Jan 24, 2010 5:11 pm
Candylea
chezza
chezza
24 January 2010

Electrictions extras $$$$

Electrictions extras $$$$
NSW

Hi Yeah this is corals electriction, our bill is going to be huge. I have a meeting next week with site manager so im going to ask him if i can bring in my own…

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chezza
Jan 24, 2010 5:52 pm
beejay
beejay
25 January 2010

BJ's Regent23 - My DIY Landscaping! *** New Pics!! 20/01

BJ's Regent23 - My DIY Landscaping! *** New Pics!! 20/01
VIC
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Thanks all :) the final touches should go on this week, in time for housewarmng :) I'm not sure what I will do with my weekends after is finished!!!

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beejay
Jan 25, 2010 6:19 am
beejay
suh
suh
25 January 2010

colour suggestions please

colour suggestions please

:lol: I know what Donkey is and Paperbark and I have seen a Chino but may not be the same…

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suh
Jan 25, 2010 7:32 am
suh
kirsada
kirsada
25 January 2010

HBC - Great Entertainer Plus - Harrisdale

HBC - Great Entertainer Plus - Harrisdale
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Ooooo that colour looks great!!!! Don't love surprises :lol: I love your TV unit too :) We need to get a new one like that as our current one is a bit flimsy and moves (I…

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kirsada
Jan 25, 2010 9:20 am
kirsada
jayjaytee
jayjaytee
25 January 2010

TARNEIT- WHERE TO BUILD

TARNEIT- WHERE TO BUILD
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Howdy All, I bought my place in Parkside , Stage 1. Should be titled in April at this stage. Just trying to compile a list of things to buy , so much stuff to get like…

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jayjaytee
Jan 25, 2010 12:13 pm
Riss
Riss
25 January 2010

For those in Eminence

For those in Eminence
VIC

Thanks guys, it has definently helped and we have had the solicitor read over it this morning and he has given the go ahead. ThatGirlCal - probably not until the end of…

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Riss
Jan 25, 2010 1:08 pm
MissVintage
MissVintage
25 January 2010

Another Newbie - RedInk homes in Perth

Another Newbie - RedInk homes in Perth
WA

Hi Alisha - welcome. I am fairly new myself, i am still trying to work my plan out so you are ahead by far. Will watch with interest as your house gets built so I know…

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MissVintage
Jan 25, 2010 1:40 pm
MissVintage
suh
suh
25 January 2010

Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls
NSW

I know there aren't many of us from Newcastle here, but, no sorry I don't know anyone.

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suh
Jan 25, 2010 3:33 pm
suh
cosmos
cosmos
25 January 2010

Our House!

Our House!
1, 2, 3

lol im so sorry guys I completely forgot I was sooo stressed about the inspection.. Will definetly get some through the windows for you's tomorrow.. (I know its not quite…

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cosmos
Jan 25, 2010 5:32 pm
Casa2
Casa2
25 January 2010

HIA Contract

HIA Contract

Hi ppl, Does anyone have a soft copy of the HIA Plain Language Building Contract for New Homes? Would really appreciate if you could email it to me, at

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Casa2
Jan 25, 2010 5:48 pm
kek
kek
25 January 2010

Full floor plan could not be drawn before land title?

Full floor plan could not be drawn before land title?
VIC

Hi everyone, My builder is Burbank. My admin told me that I can't get a full floor plan which reflect the specifications I want (like extral…

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kek
Jan 25, 2010 6:29 pm
kek
Jodie80
Jodie80
25 January 2010

Tinfish First build.. update!

Tinfish First build.. update!
WA
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Took us 10 days to move everything to the new house from rental and to clean and handover the…

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Jodie80
Jan 25, 2010 6:56 pm
Jodie80


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