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joannapaulp
joannapaulp
2 March 2010

Eden Brae Display Home Cornice & Skirts???

Eden Brae Display Home Cornice & Skirts???
NSW

I would suggest ringing their person on site, or talking to them when you are there next - they should be able to get the information for you

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joannapaulp
Mar 02, 2010 5:05 pm
Scaredy Cat
Scaredy Cat
2 March 2010

Hinging a 1200 door

Hinging a 1200 door

I know it's not a pivot door (we decided against one also), but here is our door with one sidelight. It's a personal thing, the sidelight issue.…

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Scaredy Cat
Mar 02, 2010 6:14 pm
aLLaNNa1
aLLaNNa1
2 March 2010

Question about requesting settlement delay

Question about requesting settlement delay
WA

Asked this question in another thread but no luck in getting any answers, so i though i'll ask here instead (sorry moderators if this isnt the appropriate place): We've…

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aLLaNNa1
Mar 02, 2010 7:22 pm
Fred Smith
Fred Smith
3 March 2010

Opinions on Dixon homes (Tamawood) and Hallmark please??

Opinions on Dixon homes (Tamawood) and Hallmark please??
QLD

The above mentioned builders are large volume / project type builders who rely on building hundreds of houses a year to: a) Get good buying power to make them a larger…

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Fred Smith
Mar 03, 2010 1:32 am
heathers
heathers
3 March 2010

Custom build Sunshine Coast Qld

Custom build Sunshine Coast Qld
QLD

Hi, did you find any information on Ausmar? My husband and I are thinking of doing the same thing - we have been to every display village in South East Queensland. We love…

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heathers
Mar 03, 2010 9:21 am
heathers
heathers
3 March 2010

New Home Prices across Australia

New Home Prices across Australia
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Northlakes, who is your builder? How much: $312k, including all site costs (guaranteed start date & 20 weeks build time) cheers Heather

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heathers
Mar 03, 2010 9:31 am
page26
page26
3 March 2010

When selecting a builder...

When selecting a builder...
VIC

Hi all, I've just started to have meetings with builders to discuss my townhouse project. Have had two so far and going to have another two on this weekend. And this…

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page26
Mar 03, 2010 2:13 pm
fourofus
fourofus
3 March 2010

Building new home with Hermitage Home

Building new home with Hermitage Home
VIC

Hi Guy's, It is my turn to get some information from experienced people. We brought a old home in box hill south Melbourne with 2.5 meter…

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fourofus
Mar 03, 2010 2:38 pm
MrsRose
MrsRose
3 March 2010

Masterton Santorini

Masterton Santorini
NSW

Marklea, I don't understand your maths... Base price $230K plus your add ons where people have suggested anything upto $200K of changes doesn't equal $650K if you've…

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MrsRose
Mar 03, 2010 4:52 pm
MrsRose
Jose27
Jose27
3 March 2010

house positioning

house positioning

Hi, I'm a first home buyer and very new to this so I'm sorry if my questions are silly. I've found a land that is affordable and is…

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Jose27
Mar 03, 2010 8:34 pm
kateypink
kateypink
3 March 2010

Scratches on our doors

Scratches on our doors

We are almost due for PCI our aluminium sliding doors (x3) have lots of scratches mainly where keys have been put in or left hanging. Do they need to replace the doors?

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kateypink
Mar 03, 2010 9:17 pm
slknv
slknv
3 March 2010

Building on an Easement

Building on an Easement

Our block had both rear and a side easement. The side easement was giving us trouble until we were able to confirm from both the council and yarra valley water there were…

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slknv
Mar 03, 2010 9:21 pm
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
3 March 2010

Places Homes - Bricks

Places Homes - Bricks
VIC

Hi We have narrowed down our brick choices to either Austral Red Gum or Austral Latter with Off White mortar. I know i could call Austral for some addresses of houses…

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hysterical1144
Mar 03, 2010 9:35 pm
Candylea
Candylea
3 March 2010

BSS inspection before house is completed???????

BSS inspection before house is completed???????

If it is Practically complete, then yes it can be done. All the bits that need finishing or fixed up will be done in the week after, before you sign off on it and get hand over.

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Candylea
Mar 03, 2010 10:07 pm
Candylea
mark299
mark299
3 March 2010

Home & Land Package Builders - How easy to change design?

Home & Land Package Builders - How easy to change design?
WA

The other thing with house/land packages is to read the conditions and inclusions very carefully - for example, ours had genuine fixed site costs…

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mark299
Mar 03, 2010 11:14 pm
Kelly72
Kelly72
3 March 2010

Henley Monterey Q2

Henley Monterey Q2

Hi Stuey, I've pretty much decided on the Monterey Q2 now. Your right i wish they would build a Q2 display also....it would make our decisions so much easier wouldn't…

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Kelly72
Mar 03, 2010 11:58 pm
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

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