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lisahello
lisahello
17 February 2010

PD Marina Started!!! updated blog - fix completed! picfest

PD Marina Started!!! updated blog - fix completed! picfest
1, 2

Hey Kek! I don't think it will go any slower - we have to move to my parents house next week and then wait until handover. SS thinks it will be before Easter and is…

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lisahello
Feb 17, 2010 9:05 pm
Benimarun
Benimarun
17 February 2010

PRDHomes, anyone has gotten a house built by them?

PRDHomes, anyone has gotten a house built by them?

Thank you very much, that is quite reassuring. Their communication has been poor and it is taking them almost 5 months now and they havent even applied a building permit.…

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Benimarun
Feb 17, 2010 9:06 pm
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
17 February 2010

Burbank House Price

Burbank House Price
VIC

179,000 for the Ascent 3000

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pinkdiamond
Feb 17, 2010 9:33 pm
pinkdiamond
kid81
kid81
18 February 2010

New Home Designs - when

New Home Designs - when

No. Most builders aim to update the product in line with their own marketing schedules. Could be any time. Factors influencing it however include them constructing…

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kid81
Feb 18, 2010 4:02 pm
michme
michme
18 February 2010

Building with Homestart, Harrisdale WA

Building with Homestart, Harrisdale WA
WA
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Hi Jobin, I have been past your block today and they have scraped yours also. Hopefully, they will do them both on Monday then. I will keep you posted if I go out their…

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michme
Feb 18, 2010 4:20 pm
kid81
kid81
18 February 2010

roof and wall trusses

roof and wall trusses

Most truss manufacturers tend to be very similar. There are slight differences however they tend to be only in terms of ancillary product use (nails) and of course…

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kid81
Feb 18, 2010 4:21 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
18 February 2010

Cutting off dampcourse

Cutting off dampcourse

..and from the inside out :wink:

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onc_artisan
Feb 18, 2010 5:02 pm
onc_artisan
shellb78
shellb78
18 February 2010

Boral Blue Rio bricks... HELP!

Boral Blue Rio bricks... HELP!

Thanks Fairy Blue, couldn't get the print screen button to work on my keyboard so just scanned them. Here is the link to a new topic after some advice if anyone would…

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shellb78
Feb 18, 2010 8:33 pm
slknv
slknv
18 February 2010

Ideas on combining Butlers Pantry and Laundry into one?

Ideas on combining Butlers Pantry and Laundry into one?

When I was living in UK the washing machine was next to the dishwasher in the kitchen, as the whole flat was about the size of a double garage :( anyway I think you left a…

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slknv
Feb 18, 2010 8:37 pm
Dollar
Dollar
18 February 2010

Bricks

Bricks

I think ours were cleaned at least 4 wks after they were complete.

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Dollar
Feb 18, 2010 9:35 pm
somewoman
somewoman
18 February 2010

black colorbond roof or terracotta

black colorbond roof or terracotta

The lighter coloured roof will make a difference in the internal temperature. Having said that, colorbond has a reflective coating that should have a pretty similar…

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somewoman
Feb 18, 2010 10:27 pm
somewoman
lexicon84
lexicon84
19 February 2010

Tips for building a narrow home?

Tips for building a narrow home?
WA
1, 2

Hi Dayow Sounds like you have a similar block to mine - my frontage is only 10m, length 28m (I'm also building in Perth, NOR) I initially secured the land from my…

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lexicon84
Feb 19, 2010 12:31 am
lexicon84
TamDaz
TamDaz
19 February 2010

Independent Inspector Adelaide?

Independent Inspector Adelaide?
SA

Thank you so much at2212 and Somewoman. I will follow these up today. :)

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TamDaz
Feb 19, 2010 7:26 am
NcgQ
NcgQ
19 February 2010

Building Inspector

Building Inspector

I am in Melbourne. The builder refused to fix the roof saying he could not find any defect.

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NcgQ
Feb 19, 2010 7:44 am
-Rebekah-
-Rebekah-
19 February 2010

Bugger me, another Coral Hamilton 278 - PCI done.

Bugger me, another Coral Hamilton 278 - PCI done.
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hey LC, any updates ? Would love to see some photos now that you've settled in :D

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-Rebekah-
Feb 19, 2010 8:13 am
-Rebekah-
OMG
OMG
19 February 2010

Waiting for land at Pac Pines to build Coral Hamilton 278

Waiting for land at Pac Pines to build Coral Hamilton 278
1, 2, 3

Hey only just found this thread again (sooo many to keep up with) so any updates Lyse so much must have happened for you by now I hope? Cheers Kim

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OMG
Feb 19, 2010 11:07 am
mdzzj
mdzzj
19 February 2010

Urbanedge Homes and Formula Homes

Urbanedge Homes and Formula Homes

Hi If you look in the home building blogs (top of the page ) there are a few blogs for Urbanedge and also 1 for Formula homes

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mdzzj
Feb 19, 2010 1:23 pm
esm
esm
19 February 2010

Garage Door Openers

Garage Door Openers
1, 2

hi, how much does it cost to get an addl remote for the B&D panel lift doors?

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esm
Feb 19, 2010 2:31 pm
tmsoutt
tmsoutt
19 February 2010

BUILDING A RETAINING WALL OVER 1MT HIGH

BUILDING A RETAINING WALL OVER 1MT HIGH

The highest part of the wall will be 2mts. We are building it out of Selkirk Tasman interlocking blocks.

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tmsoutt
Feb 19, 2010 3:19 pm
leiper86
leiper86
19 February 2010

Simonds & National Tiles

Simonds & National Tiles

Hi, We had our tile selection appointment with Fashion Tiles wednesday 17th Feb. We really liked the standard selection that you can choose at no extra cost. We went for a…

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leiper86
Feb 19, 2010 5:13 pm
leiper86
rhi3384
rhi3384
19 February 2010

Coral Hamilton 278 - Update

Coral Hamilton 278 - Update
1 ... 4, 5, 6

wow so much happening now!!! Not long now!

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rhi3384
Feb 19, 2010 6:45 pm
Echo
Echo
19 February 2010

OK , I know someone is Building Ventura WA

OK , I know someone is Building Ventura WA
WA

Many thanks K. Will contact others on their threads Cheers for the W/End all.

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Echo
Feb 19, 2010 7:35 pm
Echo
mjt084
mjt084
19 February 2010

Re-aligning boundaries and sub-division

Re-aligning boundaries and sub-division

Verukins, Yes you're exactly right, the actual surveying process takes around a day in the field and a day in the office for the average two lot subdivision or boundary…

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mjt084
Feb 19, 2010 7:43 pm
shellb78
shellb78
19 February 2010

Comments on External colour selections

Comments on External colour selections

Thanks everyone! Have had a play on StudioM and have come up with another 2 (taking on board everyones comments of course!) Somewoman- the gutters were brown!! Don't know…

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shellb78
Feb 19, 2010 8:52 pm
netadelle
netadelle
19 February 2010

Building with Statesman? Would you be my pacing partner?

Building with Statesman? Would you be my pacing partner?
SA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hey everybody, Just thought I would let you know we got our keys on Thursday :) :z: So from when we where 'released to construction' it took 174 days to get the keys :)

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netadelle
Feb 19, 2010 11:01 pm
netadelle
TamDaz
TamDaz
20 February 2010

Not All Castles Are Alike...THREAD NOW CLOSED

Not All Castles Are Alike...THREAD NOW CLOSED
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Good luck with the rest of your build Pix. Looks like you have one beautiful on the house the way which you have years of enjoyment in. Good luck with the move too when…

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TamDaz
Feb 20, 2010 8:40 am
Annietom
Annietom
20 February 2010

Custom home in Laurimar- moved in !!

Custom home in Laurimar- moved in !!
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

awesome awesome awesome news mates love the ironing board doobilacky - I wish we had one, wouldn't work in our home design, maybe next time! :? also absolutely lovin…

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Annietom
Feb 20, 2010 11:11 am
Annietom
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
20 February 2010

House Insurance - Organise before Handover ?

House Insurance - Organise before Handover ?
NSW

how much did you insure for, ie 100% of build cost or was it another amount. Im wondering if things like driveway and fences need to be included in the insured value.…

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Lunchtime
Feb 20, 2010 4:15 pm
TamDaz
TamDaz
20 February 2010

HELP! - Plumbing in wrong spot - now underneath wall

HELP! - Plumbing in wrong spot - now underneath wall

Hey 244sfc, we have the same problem, except the gap in our wall is a brick length wide and about 4 bricks high. We were told the pipe would get relocated. Now we are past…

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TamDaz
Feb 20, 2010 5:59 pm
GSK
GSK
20 February 2010

Design without lounge room, big bedrooms(inc. gym)/theatre

Design without lounge room, big bedrooms(inc. gym)/theatre

Our design was the Ben Nevis 402 but then it's modified. If you play around on the Inspired Homes website you can create your design. I'm a big fan of the theatre!

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GSK
Feb 20, 2010 7:00 pm
lodnonwelsh
lodnonwelsh
20 February 2010

ceilings are too low

ceilings are too low

large builder - have had plenty of problems with them 10 months later now our inspector says he has seen it 3 times in the last year have spoken to the surveyor - he…

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lodnonwelsh
Feb 20, 2010 8:04 pm
bluegumboot
bluegumboot
20 February 2010

New build in Central QLD. Pics on blog...

New build in Central QLD. Pics on blog...
QLD

Just updating my selections list: Carpet - Sierra Vista Putty (light caramel colour) Bathroom cabinets - Laminex Pumice Silk Finish (Gloss laminate) Kitchen cabinets -…

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bluegumboot
Feb 20, 2010 10:55 pm
cherub
cherub
21 February 2010

kerb/path deposit

kerb/path deposit

The local council will have this deposit, once there happy with works they will release. Depending on your agreement with the builder will determine who fixes. Its…

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cherub
Feb 21, 2010 7:10 am
cherub
cherub
21 February 2010

where am i?

where am i?
NSW

Your local council would be a good start, have a chat with a duty officer and explain your plans with them

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cherub
Feb 21, 2010 7:13 am
cherub
cherub
21 February 2010

Home Warranty Insurance

Home Warranty Insurance

Why not sign with the provision that you can do regular inspections yourself, (after hours) Then if you think problems are arising you can rectify early.

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cherub
Feb 21, 2010 7:20 am
greatgenes
greatgenes
21 February 2010

Building the Vogue 40

Building the Vogue 40

No problems with Westpac this time... Unbelievably smooth!!! Look forward to the build on Wednesday :z:

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greatgenes
Feb 21, 2010 10:07 am
yvette72
yvette72
21 February 2010

any ideas for home builders qld

any ideas for home builders qld
QLD

any ideas for home builders in the lockyer valley region,not p***y homes.I know there is coral homes

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yvette72
Feb 21, 2010 10:28 am
Nott
Nott
21 February 2010

The Feel of a New Estate

The Feel of a New Estate
VIC

Quote: Once the parks came under control of the council rather than the developer maintenance went downhill. It seems this is a common thing and this is not the first…

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Nott
Feb 21, 2010 11:11 am
Nott
hsv216
hsv216
21 February 2010

Build time on Contract - is this average???

Build time on Contract - is this average???
1, 2

Something else that probably needs to be taken into consideration, is the number of changes you make to the original plan. The volume builders, have everything worked out…

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hsv216
Feb 21, 2010 12:14 pm
lyndal_2004
lyndal_2004
21 February 2010

Our 1st Home: Boardwalk 34 (VIC)

Our 1st Home: Boardwalk 34 (VIC)
VIC

Hi there, how is your build going? We are also thinking of buiding with Aaron J homes, the Rio. Be great to see how things are going ::lol::

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lyndal_2004
Feb 21, 2010 6:09 pm
lyndal_2004
Rowena
Rowena
21 February 2010

Bry and Neal building in Pakenham

Bry and Neal building in Pakenham
VIC

Congratulations on building and the engagement! I look forward to seeing all your photos of the build. Wow, you will be busy in the next year. There are lots of people on…

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Rowena
Feb 21, 2010 9:01 pm
Rowena
shellb78
shellb78
21 February 2010

PGH MOCHA BRICKS - has anyone used these?

PGH MOCHA BRICKS - has anyone used these?

Ooooooops!!!! :oops: Didn't even take notice that it was a Boral brick!!! Just searched PGH mocha and it came up with that thread.... when I saw Mocha, I just assumed it was…

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shellb78
Feb 21, 2010 9:16 pm
batesy67
batesy67
21 February 2010

Private Builder & Costs

Private Builder & Costs
WA

Hi Guys, Thanks for the replies, the house we like (the Bogart) is a build cost of $580k. To build the display home as is, is $750k. The house as it stands is 400sqm. They…

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batesy67
Feb 21, 2010 9:21 pm
MBBN
MBBN
21 February 2010

Splashback Opti glass vs what was offered by builder

Splashback Opti glass vs what was offered by builder

my builder only offers starfire/opti glass...unless you specifically want the white/green tinge look.

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MBBN
Feb 21, 2010 9:37 pm
Shelz
Shelz
21 February 2010

Our story so far. Foxley 26 Updated 30/1/10 - Tiled!

Our story so far. Foxley 26 Updated 30/1/10 - Tiled!
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hey Gumboots, I just had a quick look through your thread and the pics ::smile:: Congratulations, Its looking very nice :: :: The Foxley26 is the only other house that I would…

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Shelz
Feb 21, 2010 9:48 pm
somewoman
somewoman
21 February 2010

We have paid the deposit on our land...now the fun begins

We have paid the deposit on our land...now the fun begins
QLD

congrats on your land and decision to build!! I'd say "run! While you still can!!", but I'm perfectly aware of how exciting it all is! I hope that everything goes well…

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somewoman
Feb 21, 2010 10:22 pm
somewoman
SharonC
SharonC
21 February 2010

Front Door Glass Insert - Antique Frosted Ceramica

Front Door Glass Insert - Antique Frosted Ceramica
WA

Hi all Has anyone used the Antique Frosted Ceramica glass insert in their front door (or internal I guess)? We are thinking of using it but haven't seen it in person to…

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SharonC
Feb 21, 2010 11:09 pm
pravvy
pravvy
22 February 2010

Looking for a good builder (CONFUSED)

Looking for a good builder (CONFUSED)

thanks issy jo for the tips. It is amazing what a little perks can get you :) Eleventh Schedule here I come! :)

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pravvy
Feb 22, 2010 10:43 am


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