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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
jaelee
jaelee
12 March 2010

Outside tap position: Would you be happy with this?

Outside tap position: Would you be happy with this?

Thanks again Borg, much appreciated. Do you think then I should be asking the builder why it isn't in colourbond? All our other down pipes are colourbond (we paid extra…

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jaelee
Mar 12, 2010 1:29 pm
mark299
mark299
12 March 2010

Northerly Estate - Anyone waiting for titles

Northerly Estate - Anyone waiting for titles
WA

There are about 3 lots with Ross North sign, in the same street as my block - This is stage 3 Northerly.

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mark299
Mar 12, 2010 9:03 pm
Our Leon
Our Leon
12 March 2010

Dark vs Light Floor Tiles: HELP!!

Dark vs Light Floor Tiles: HELP!!

Thankyou everyone for your comments. I hadn't thought about the grout issue at all (or getting down on my hands and knees to scrub the floor). I think we'll be looking…

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Our Leon
Mar 12, 2010 9:18 pm
Tom's Playroom
Tom's Playroom
12 March 2010

reasonably priced tree lopper - Hornsby area?

reasonably priced tree lopper - Hornsby area?
NSW

Thanks so much for letting me know. I will surely call him on the weekend. Regards Greg

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Tom's Playroom
Mar 12, 2010 11:09 pm
issy jo
issy jo
12 March 2010

Brickwork Issues and Internal Linings Progress Payment

Brickwork Issues and Internal Linings Progress Payment

Hi aus_buster, I'd suggest to read through your contract carefully and see if you can work out where your rights stand (if you can understand all that legal jargon, that…

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issy jo
Mar 12, 2010 11:37 pm
issy jo
perthhomelover
perthhomelover
13 March 2010

Summit price rise after end of March

Summit price rise after end of March
WA

My contract with HBC was fixed price for 6 months, then they commenced price rises if I didn't have the slab down. I knew the costs would rise and not get cheaper. I had…

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perthhomelover
Mar 13, 2010 1:46 am
jbdave
jbdave
13 March 2010

Connecting your new house to the electricity on the street

Connecting your new house to the electricity on the street

$1000-1500 for running in the power (including supply and installation of the meter box) is reasonable.

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jbdave
Mar 13, 2010 8:22 am
Ari
Ari
13 March 2010

Cosham interiors

Cosham interiors
VIC

They ask you a number of times in the big white folder they give you when you first sign up not to bring children to appointments. Other people's children made our…

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Ari
Mar 13, 2010 6:59 pm
Jose27
Jose27
13 March 2010

Problem with bedroom 3 door, opinions please

Problem with bedroom 3 door, opinions please

Wow, that's a tough one all the sand. :shock: I notice that it is in the standard plan and I am quite suprised to see it there! :? I'm at loss to why they would have done that.…

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Jose27
Mar 13, 2010 9:39 pm
Brad & Jess
Brad & Jess
13 March 2010

Current Henley Deals

Current Henley Deals
VIC

Caroline Springs for us, the consultant seems very genuine and knowledgable which is great. Below is a link to a thread I've started with a copy of the email i sent to…

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Brad & Jess
Mar 13, 2010 9:49 pm
Brad & Jess
take2
take2
13 March 2010

3rd Party Inspections

3rd Party Inspections
VIC

Footing, Slab, Frame & Final. I am luck have a family member that works for a soil test & engineering firm so he inspected the footings, slab & frames and told me what…

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take2
Mar 13, 2010 9:53 pm
take2
secondhome
secondhome
13 March 2010

Frame exposed to Bad weather

Frame exposed to Bad weather
VIC

Hi Everyone, I've been with PRD homes (a Small Builder) since last year. House is still in frame stage for more than three months. I'm worried since it has been exposed…

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secondhome
Mar 13, 2010 11:26 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
14 March 2010

FND's DFH Harvard-OH NOOOO, Bricks and Mortar Problems!!!

FND's DFH Harvard-OH NOOOO, Bricks and Mortar Problems!!!
VIC
1, 2

Hey Stephen are you using Nougat bricks? Have you had any problems with green ones yet? We have used Nougat too and the odd green one here or there have sprung up in this…

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cazoraz
Mar 14, 2010 8:36 am
cazoraz
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
14 March 2010

Fences & Driveways

Fences & Driveways
VIC

Thank you for the information - that helps a lot!

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virgin-builder
Mar 14, 2010 9:58 am
virgin-builder
fairlands
fairlands
14 March 2010

peterstannard homes, WA

peterstannard homes, WA
WA
1, 2

Hi, we have visited the display home in Floreat a number of times and think it's a really great home. We are seriously considering using Peter Stannard, and have enjoyed…

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fairlands
Mar 14, 2010 11:46 am
buildinginjindalee
buildinginjindalee
14 March 2010

Recessed frame / slab help

Recessed frame / slab help

To cut a rather long story short, our builders have recessed our slab by 26mm to enable the frame to sit lower and us to have the same height flooring from the family room…

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buildinginjindalee
Mar 14, 2010 12:50 pm
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
14 March 2010

First time building, advice needed!!!

First time building, advice needed!!!
SA

If you're going to live in the house for any length of time it is better to just build what you would like to live in (without doing something that is completely "out…

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virgin-builder
Mar 14, 2010 3:20 pm
virgin-builder
TheBreezies
TheBreezies
14 March 2010

Our New Home - But the Contract...

Our New Home - But the Contract...
QLD

Considering the amount of time we've got we are taking our time. We are still weighing up major builders but our main focus, considering the size of the investment (which…

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TheBreezies
Mar 14, 2010 5:37 pm
OMG
OMG
14 March 2010

How many pegs?

How many pegs?

Thanks everyone - will have a good look around once block is cleared a bit... Cheers Kim

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OMG
Mar 14, 2010 6:15 pm
dreamz
dreamz
14 March 2010

Important Question re-Land @ the ponds

Important Question re-Land @ the ponds
NSW

Thanks andy.. great advice.. We recieved a copy of our contours today.. council requirements i think its approx 1.5 meter or 4 meter back.. and the manhole falls in that…

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dreamz
Mar 14, 2010 6:52 pm
jayjaytee
jayjaytee
14 March 2010

Abode Homes

Abode Homes

Like yourself i'm also building with Abode Homes, however they have limited display homes and i'm basically building from a plan. I would have liked to have better access…

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jayjaytee
Mar 14, 2010 9:05 pm
Lex
Lex
14 March 2010

Inspection Service

Inspection Service
VIC

Hi Froggie, I was quite impressed with the level of detail this guy posted on his web site. I hope he actually does check all of that on every job (at the applicable…

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Lex
Mar 14, 2010 9:51 pm
Lex
utesrock
utesrock
14 March 2010

Does Merticon regularly miss their contract end date?

Does Merticon regularly miss their contract end date?

Sorry to hear that your build is not going so well. We have had a good experience with M to date. We're coming upto the end of fixing stage and we are at month 4 which…

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utesrock
Mar 14, 2010 9:56 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
14 March 2010

i saw mouse in my new house

i saw mouse in my new house
1, 2

I thought the ACT was full of hot…

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onc_artisan
Mar 14, 2010 11:58 pm
onc_artisan
themax
themax
15 March 2010

Take away house for low/no fee

Take away house for low/no fee
VIC

It wasn't for me Spelter, I was renting the house. After we moved the owner remove dthis house to build something else. The House Moving contractor wa a really nice and…

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themax
Mar 15, 2010 7:47 am
themax
sam1968
sam1968
15 March 2010

Masterton Harvey Norman Aircon

Masterton Harvey Norman Aircon
NSW

We are building in the Bankstown area, anyone else in our council who could offer some advice? Cheers and many thanks for your responses.

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sam1968
Mar 15, 2010 9:42 am
Homedream
Homedream
15 March 2010

East West Homes - Melbourne West

East West Homes - Melbourne West
VIC

Hi Niki, Thanks for your reply. This is my first home and I have visited few big builder and I decided to go with small builder. I have visited East West Homes display…

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Homedream
Mar 15, 2010 10:22 am

First time Romeo (the builders who are part of the Premier Group) have done anything on our land. I just had to share, I only found out about it 20 minutes…

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room4acubby
Mar 15, 2010 11:34 am
room4acubby
juljas
juljas
15 March 2010

Coral Homes mixed feedback

Coral Homes mixed feedback
NSW
1, 2, 3

We have similar feedback as Jess - a few hiccups along the way, but are really happy with the overall finished product. Would probably build with them again. As I started…

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juljas
Mar 15, 2010 12:15 pm
hiccup
hiccup
15 March 2010

The best display homes in Adelaide

The best display homes in Adelaide
SA

No other display village comes close to Blackwood Pk. They have places starting at around 100,000 through to 2 million dollar mansions. Mr.…

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hiccup
Mar 15, 2010 1:22 pm
fredstar
fredstar
15 March 2010

Cheap Rainwater Tanks Melbourne

Cheap Rainwater Tanks Melbourne

depends where you are located. I got mine from Hallam Water Tanks. Cheapest I could find. http://www.hwtw.com.au/

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fredstar
Mar 15, 2010 1:33 pm
borepig
borepig
15 March 2010

Occupation Certificate and Owners Work

Occupation Certificate and Owners Work

The builder has issued an interim occupation certificate with outstanding items of driveway fencing etc.

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borepig
Mar 15, 2010 7:46 pm
Stevieg
Stevieg
15 March 2010

Calling all PD clients in VIC (or any vol builder client)

Calling all PD clients in VIC (or any vol builder client)
VIC

Hi, I'm building with PD Prestige and am reasonably happy with the experience. It comes down to the individuals. The site supervisor is fantastic and nothing is too much…

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Stevieg
Mar 15, 2010 7:47 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
Tornado_ALIVE
15 March 2010

Monier Roof Tiles

Monier Roof Tiles
NSW
1, 2

Caper is a little lighter than the Woodland Gery as pictured. Barramundi is a little darker than Woodland. I prefer the look of Barramundi, but the Wife liked Caper…

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Tornado_ALIVE
Mar 15, 2010 8:26 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
15 March 2010

Total Build prices

Total Build prices

Yeah.. Depends.. Very. Our base price was $236 and to build came at $374... However, we did quite a few modifications but contained ourselves in some areas (had to forgo…

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ebyelyakov
Mar 15, 2010 9:46 pm
ebyelyakov

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