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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 9:54 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 10:22 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 11:24 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 7:42 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 9:18 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 10:52 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 12:21 pm
brendan & michelle
brendan & michelle
9 March 2010

New photos on Flickr!!

New photos on Flickr!!
WA
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Getting the keys on 19th March. Party!!

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brendan & michelle
Mar 09, 2010 12:36 pm
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 1:14 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 1:53 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 2:24 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 2:37 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 2:43 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 2:48 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 2:52 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 4:43 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 5:34 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 6:52 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 7:07 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 7:32 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 9:11 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 9:42 pm
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mark299
Mar 09, 2010 10:52 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 9:45 am
Smurph
Smurph
10 March 2010

Super Fun Survey Peg Hunt!

Super Fun Survey Peg Hunt!

Mystery at least partially solved. I did some digging and found a larger peg with a white painted top. Measuring out based on the plans I found another one. Things went…

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Smurph
Mar 10, 2010 10:53 am
rupz
rupz
10 March 2010

Our tender has expired ... please help !

Our tender has expired ... please help !

Hey guys ... Thank you all so much for your replies and advise ! After long discussion with the builder the bricks issue has been sorted but fingers crossed that the…

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rupz
Mar 10, 2010 11:00 am
JJ305
JJ305
10 March 2010

internet connection in Mooroolbark!!!???

internet connection in Mooroolbark!!!???
VIC

I think internet would be available but its the speed that varies. I know that telstra are not upgrading the exchanges, so this limits the amount of internet available and…

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JJ305
Mar 10, 2010 11:29 am
kid81
kid81
10 March 2010

Building time line - what gets done when....

Building time line - what gets done when....

Approximately Authority to Commence Construction & place orders Site Cut Set out Connections - U/G Power Connections - Sewer Connections - Stormwater Slab Frame Staircase…

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kid81
Mar 10, 2010 2:16 pm
Eskay40
Eskay40
10 March 2010

free home design softwares

free home design softwares

not really. It has a selection of a few tree's and plants just so you can decorate the outside of the 3D walkthrough but it isn't really set up to do garden and…

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Eskay40
Mar 10, 2010 2:53 pm
Eskay40
Casa2
Casa2
10 March 2010

Opinions on use of floor space

Opinions on use of floor space

I definitely prefer less larger rooms than more smaller rooms. Once you've put in bedrooms, bathrooms, a laundry…

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Casa2
Mar 10, 2010 3:18 pm
page26
page26
10 March 2010

If we want to sell stuff before demolition???

If we want to sell stuff before demolition???
VIC

Thanks Jazzie! Because the property was being rented out, I couldn't really sell anything : ) But I guess the rent is dearer than what I would've got out of selling…

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page26
Mar 10, 2010 6:00 pm
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page26
Mar 10, 2010 6:19 pm
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bluesteel
Mar 10, 2010 8:27 pm
bluesteel
CMET
CMET
10 March 2010

Variation for drop edge beam

Variation for drop edge beam

HI dehamsta, It will depend on whether you have a fixed price tender, or whether you have a site cost provision, which means that they can add to it as per the contract…

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CMET
Mar 10, 2010 8:45 pm
Booque
Booque
11 March 2010

My first home - Lots of pictures

My first home - Lots of pictures
1, 2

The colours look great. I am leaning towards that kind of green for a feature wall. So my house won't be just brown. Good luck and congrats on your speedy build.

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Booque
Mar 11, 2010 12:06 pm
Booque
*MrsG*
*MrsG*
11 March 2010

my block is a garbage dump!

my block is a garbage dump!

We built on 1/2 an acre (first house - not this one we're doing now) and the concreter that did the slab decided to throw a few bags of household rubbish up to the back of…

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*MrsG*
Mar 11, 2010 12:41 pm
borg
borg
11 March 2010

Cost of installing a new sectional panel garage door?

Cost of installing a new sectional panel garage door?

I am guessing you can replace the door only to save money, but it still wont be cheap.

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borg
Mar 11, 2010 1:33 pm
borg
MadCow
MadCow
11 March 2010

Problem - junction connection sewer not available

Problem - junction connection sewer not available

I am not sure what the builder have apply or not apply for or checked. They only rang me this morning saying the junction is not available on the road to our property and…

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MadCow
Mar 11, 2010 1:42 pm
Echo
Echo
11 March 2010

Living on site.. a blessing or a curse??

Living on site.. a blessing or a curse??
QLD

Living 500 meters away from the block and own a dog so walk there every day. ( Dog will never get lost when we move in, probably wonders why we keep going to this sandy…

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Echo
Mar 11, 2010 3:06 pm
Echo
somewoman
somewoman
11 March 2010

Design - Elevation change for plan - help needed

Design - Elevation change for plan - help needed

Wondering how you've gone with your builder with these changes - hope everything works out well for you =)))

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somewoman
Mar 11, 2010 4:49 pm
somewoman
kek
kek
11 March 2010

What happens if items not fixed bewteen PCI and handover?

What happens if items not fixed bewteen PCI and handover?

Contracts must be a lot different in WA to in Vic then. :shock: If PCI items aren't completed, you don't have to make the final payment. The builder is obliged to deliver a…

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kek
Mar 11, 2010 5:08 pm
kek
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
11 March 2010

Nicoshea - Building with Red!ink......updates :)

Nicoshea - Building with Red!ink......updates :)
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

YAY NIC! :z: :z: :z: :z: :z: I was just thinking yesterday how you were going! Glad to hear things are at handover (SO FREAKING EXCITING!). I'm so inviting myself over…

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Vundaful!
Mar 11, 2010 6:25 pm
Vundaful!
kexkez
kexkez
22 March 2010

Extra Data Cabling

Extra Data Cabling
1, 2

If you are planning on a dedicated office you might actually prefer everything in there. I didn't want the annoyance of going to the garage so our end points are in our…

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kexkez
Mar 22, 2010 9:46 pm
kexkez
Tom's Playroom
Tom's Playroom
11 March 2010

Feedback on a house plan....

Feedback on a house plan....
VIC

Hi there, think it's a great plan for first home owners...I would have been thrilled if my first home was as nice as this. HOWEVER, I am also a firm believer in doing…

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Tom's Playroom
Mar 11, 2010 9:17 pm
jayjaytee
jayjaytee
11 March 2010

Your thoughts on blogging

Your thoughts on blogging

1. What is the purpose of your blog? A: The purpose of my blog is to document my build process, allowing my friends and relatives to experience it along with me. (ive…

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jayjaytee
Mar 11, 2010 10:42 pm
Mrs P
Mrs P
12 March 2010

Garage on side of house

Garage on side of house

Macy we are definitely getting a gate, you hear way too many scary stories these days it freaks me out. Kyton do you have any photos or blogs floating around on here I…

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Mrs P
Mar 12, 2010 12:10 pm


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