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Poochie
Poochie
4 March 2010

How can I dress up Portico landing after handover?

How can I dress up Portico landing after handover?

Hi all, I would love to get some ideas of what you have done to dress up the concrete landing of your porch??? I'm not sure about what to do - whether it be merbau or…

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Poochie
Mar 04, 2010 12:06 am
Poochie
dadandsue
dadandsue
4 March 2010

Our Custom Lander Home

Our Custom Lander Home
QLD

Congratulations. Nice to see somebody is making progress!!!

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dadandsue
Mar 04, 2010 1:14 am
larajane
larajane
4 March 2010

Building Inspections, please help

Building Inspections, please help

Thanks for the list Polo! Problem is, I have no knowledge at the moment, so checking for these things will be difficult. I don't have a credit card :(. I would really…

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larajane
Mar 04, 2010 8:28 am
larajane
murray&jan
murray&jan
4 March 2010

Wrong SPA delivered .. should I be arguing?

Wrong SPA delivered .. should I be arguing?

Your hard earned $$ are going into your investment, if it was a product upgrade at no cost, not a problem. But if it isn't what you want don't agree.. That is why we all…

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murray&jan
Mar 04, 2010 10:53 am
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Trig
Mar 04, 2010 1:43 pm
Trig
theguynextdoor
theguynextdoor
4 March 2010

Is the Builder putting us under pressure?

Is the Builder putting us under pressure?

Thanks everybody. My wife and I got this sorted last night. Drove down to our land after work yesterday armed with garbage bags and a large bin. Cleaned up the site as…

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theguynextdoor
Mar 04, 2010 4:17 pm
theguynextdoor
btherl
btherl
4 March 2010

Master Bedroom - Separate Level

Master Bedroom - Separate Level

I like your floor plan! It has everything I would expect in a house, such as being able to walk straight into the visitor area. For such a narrow block I can't imagine…

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btherl
Mar 04, 2010 4:32 pm
btherl
Vidaeus
Vidaeus
4 March 2010

Instant gas hot water + LPG bottles?

Instant gas hot water + LPG bottles?

Thanks for the replies everyone. I have meanwhile been doing more research and basically all the info I could find says that instant gas with LPG bottles is quite…

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Vidaeus
Mar 04, 2010 4:44 pm
Eskay40
Eskay40
4 March 2010

Opinion on removing toliet wall in ensuites

Opinion on removing toliet wall in ensuites
VIC

I agree with Kyton, Our kids ensuites upstairs are just going to be open. Let's face it, the ensuite has a door, right. So if a friend or the kid is in the bedroom and…

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Eskay40
Mar 04, 2010 4:50 pm
Eskay40
Jodie80
Jodie80
4 March 2010

Help Choosing a home design

Help Choosing a home design
WA

Have you looked at many plans for homes? The majority of builders have websites where you can view their various plans, and i know of some where you can do a type of…

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Jodie80
Mar 04, 2010 5:04 pm
Jodie80
starbabe
starbabe
4 March 2010

WA, Bertram - HBC - KEYS!!! (26/11)

WA, Bertram - HBC - KEYS!!! (26/11)
WA
1 ... 29, 30, 31

So looking forward to those pics jpeg! And all that great work you've been doing! If you've got any spare time-we need some garden bed walls!!!!!!!!!! You're very welcome…

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starbabe
Mar 04, 2010 7:27 pm
MurphyStreet
MurphyStreet
4 March 2010

False wall or not fasle wall - what would you do?

False wall or not fasle wall - what would you do?

Hello there, You are building a massive home :) Congratulations!! I would leave the design as it is and the reasoning: Big M people take a lot of pride in what they do;…

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MurphyStreet
Mar 04, 2010 7:38 pm
deletedpenguin
deletedpenguin
4 March 2010

fireproofing entry doors

fireproofing entry doors

This is exactly what we're dealing with right now. We've been stuck in council for entirely too long, and it's all due to our proposed bifold doors. While we don't have an…

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deletedpenguin
Mar 04, 2010 8:10 pm
deletedpenguin
tc2000
tc2000
4 March 2010

OK OK PHOTO!!!! FEST!!!! MOVED IN PHOTO's WEEK 1

OK OK PHOTO!!!! FEST!!!! MOVED IN PHOTO's WEEK 1
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Hi Chlo, Hope you're having a gr8 2nd week in your home ::smile:: BTW, do you know whether DFH did a paint inspection of your house?

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tc2000
Mar 04, 2010 9:27 pm

Thank you all for the responses. I didn't get my own engineer in to have a look because the ss assured me that an engineer will advise how to fix the problem and I will…

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Polo
Mar 04, 2010 11:50 pm
perthhomelover
perthhomelover
5 March 2010

What are these fences?

What are these fences?
SA

Have a look at this website, I am sure other fencing companies would do those type of fencing and gates, have you looked in your local community paper and yellow pages?

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perthhomelover
Mar 05, 2010 12:44 am
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
5 March 2010

Inspection

Inspection

amits, yes it is possible, and well within your rights to get one. Many people on the forum have been saved countless problems years later down the track from things your…

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joannapaulp
Mar 05, 2010 12:59 pm
MrsMudskipa
MrsMudskipa
5 March 2010

Homebuyers Center- Revolution?

Homebuyers Center- Revolution?

Hi I was wondering if anyone had built or building the Revolution from the Homebuyers center? We'd like our build to be as sustainable as possible and were thinking of…

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MrsMudskipa
Mar 05, 2010 1:42 pm
Lex
Lex
5 March 2010

Our Milan - update after handover

Our Milan - update after handover
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

.. only concern is the cracking ninch and the sliding door.. look like my sliding door in dinning area not seal properly, so the wind can come…

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Lex
Mar 05, 2010 2:05 pm
Lex
andy_min
andy_min
5 March 2010

The Ponds

The Ponds
NSW

Hi Linor, Congrats on the Alba land. There are more Ponds people here if you want to meet some…

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andy_min
Mar 05, 2010 3:49 pm
andy_min
jmcbd
jmcbd
5 March 2010

double story plan for a 13.4 meters frontage in Melboune

double story plan for a 13.4 meters frontage in Melboune

Thanks jspitz. Tribeca 36 floor plan looks great to me. It requires min block width of 13.4m which makes full use of the width. I just need to find out the price One…

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jmcbd
Mar 05, 2010 7:04 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
5 March 2010

Porter Davis Camberwell 26 & 29 ball park figure?

Porter Davis Camberwell 26 & 29 ball park figure?
VIC

I have the 2010 pricing sheet in front of me (we have a tender appointment on tuesday) Camberwell 26 = $191,900 Camberwell 29 = 197,900 (plus add on about $40k for…

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Lunchtime
Mar 05, 2010 8:22 pm
sleven
sleven
5 March 2010

Need some advice about choosing a design

Need some advice about choosing a design
VIC

Not to be critical, but with only a 400sqm block, you were never going to have much of a backyard. Especially once you take into account front…

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sleven
Mar 05, 2010 11:23 pm
sleven
camyperth
camyperth
6 March 2010

IS ANYONE IN SCHEDULING WITH VENTURA WA

IS ANYONE IN SCHEDULING WITH VENTURA WA
WA

::lol:: ::lol:: I think I would have forgotten by then too ::lol::

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camyperth
Mar 06, 2010 9:51 am
Stormy
Stormy
6 March 2010

Tender

Tender

Our experience was similar to Sierra's. We went into head office for a tender appointment, where all our site costs were there and all our other structural changes. There…

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Stormy
Mar 06, 2010 1:21 pm
Stormy
kek
kek
6 March 2010

how long can I hold land before building?

how long can I hold land before building?

Check whether it is actually written into the title of the land also - if it's just a convenence (is that the right spelling?!) and not actually…

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kek
Mar 06, 2010 5:07 pm
kek
sleven
sleven
6 March 2010

Quick Question - Bigger Blanco or Smaller Smeg?

Quick Question - Bigger Blanco or Smaller Smeg?

My mum always taught me: "You can put a little in a lot, but you can't put a lot in a little" So now I always buy the biggest I can afford!!!

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sleven
Mar 06, 2010 7:27 pm
sleven
EmoH
EmoH
6 March 2010

Our Wisdom Impression 33 MkII - Got the keys. Tiling started

Our Wisdom Impression 33 MkII - Got the keys. Tiling started
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Beautiful tiles!, Were they factory seal or nano finish types? How much per sqm? PM if like. Thanks. Thanks so much for all of your kind…

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EmoH
Mar 06, 2010 11:30 pm
yanchenw
yanchenw
7 March 2010

Recommended builder to build in Melbourne's West (Point Cook

Recommended builder to build in Melbourne's West (Point Cook
VIC

Hi all I had a building designer to draft up my double-storey house in Point Cook, Melbourne. We're into the working drawing stage and my building designer recommended me…

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yanchenw
Mar 07, 2010 1:49 pm
mark299
mark299
7 March 2010

Anyone building with Ross North in Piara Waters / Harrisdale

Anyone building with Ross North in Piara Waters / Harrisdale
WA

You didn't like the look of the Minarette? That has the master bed at the back, but the alfresco has been moved to the middle of the length of…

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mark299
Mar 07, 2010 2:52 pm
Bagheera
Bagheera
7 March 2010

Did anybody use Bristile Pepper roof with Solver Lundy Grey?

Did anybody use Bristile Pepper roof with Solver Lundy Grey?

oh that's an idea - I would check with the guys at Subi Home Base Expom- thanks kirsada

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Bagheera
Mar 07, 2010 6:20 pm
pkey
pkey
7 March 2010

Building Quotes - How much buffer do we need?

Building Quotes - How much buffer do we need?

Hi All, We're in the process of sourcing building quotes for our 250sqm 2 level home. It's on a 356sqm block with a fall to the back of 4.5 metres so it's quite…

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pkey
Mar 07, 2010 8:36 pm
Kylie.Paul
Kylie.Paul
7 March 2010

Building our First Home.. DFH Columbia, Hunt Club

Building our First Home.. DFH Columbia, Hunt Club
VIC

Hi dellieandliam!! Congrats on building!!! :z: :z: We built with DFH in Cascades on Clyde and we loved them, they were so friendly and the SS was fantastic as well. From…

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Kylie.Paul
Mar 07, 2010 10:30 pm

hey dellieandliam, thought i'd share our colours with you, we went with a darker brick, it's not a REALLY dark one so I loved it. Bricks - Austral LaTrobe Roof tiles -…

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Kylie.Paul
Mar 07, 2010 10:56 pm
kateypink
kateypink
8 March 2010

Fencing advice needed pls!

Fencing advice needed pls!

Our neighbours are building like 6in if that from the boundary, I think this is total crap as like you say vermin are going to have a party in a gap like that!!!!!!!!!!!

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kateypink
Mar 08, 2010 9:13 am
Kelly72
Kelly72
8 March 2010

Monterey Q1 993

Monterey Q1 993
VIC

Me**t**r**i***con homes at Lyndhurst.

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Kelly72
Mar 08, 2010 10:08 am
kek
kek
8 March 2010

Melbourne storm damage, HELP

Melbourne storm damage, HELP
VIC

The damage may not be as bad as it seems, and can probably be fixed pretty easily. Insulation batts can be replaced, plaster may be OK once dry and repainted - even if…

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kek
Mar 08, 2010 11:50 am
kek
larajane
larajane
8 March 2010

Please help! Post contract variation.

Please help! Post contract variation.

Thanks for the advice everyone :) I have emailed our consultant to make sure we have the changes to our bricks and roof tiles in writing. Should receive a repsonse…

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larajane
Mar 08, 2010 11:52 am
larajane
traceyh
traceyh
8 March 2010

info on bridging loans???

info on bridging loans???

a bridging loan looks pretty good to us aswell (2 young kids and I work from home, so i don't want to move twice) - but the risk is the build going longer than planned and…

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traceyh
Mar 08, 2010 1:19 pm
Cob79
Cob79
8 March 2010

THATS IT WE'RE DONE!!! MellyBuilding PICS!!!!!!

THATS IT WE'RE DONE!!! MellyBuilding PICS!!!!!!
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Mellybuilding, were you happy with the end result? Were the finishes high quality and you have had no issues?? We want to go with Clarendon but we are worried about…

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Cob79
Mar 08, 2010 2:56 pm
gypsy77
gypsy77
8 March 2010

What SHOULDN'T I get my builder to quote on?

What SHOULDN'T I get my builder to quote on?
NSW

Hi, We're about to commence our 3rd house-build and have learnt so much each time. Others may disagree but here's my 2 cents on this subject. I would never get the builder…

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gypsy77
Mar 08, 2010 8:43 pm

Hello All, We will be doing our Pre-handover inspection with our builder tomorrow; and due to Yesterday heavy rain at Melboune, we've noticed that water somehow had…

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ytliu
Mar 08, 2010 9:02 pm
moby
moby
8 March 2010

garbage warrior & earthships.

garbage warrior & earthships.

Hi if youve seen the documentary called "garbage warrior" or looked at earthship .org you'll know what im on about.. using tyres and rammed earth, solar efficient…

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moby
Mar 08, 2010 9:14 pm
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


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