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ring09
ring09
17 February 2010

Homestead Tan Bricks with Black Roof, Gutter

Homestead Tan Bricks with Black Roof, Gutter
VIC

Thanks Jbdave - what colour windows and fascia did you go with? PS I just read thru your thread and I love your house - good choices - also what flooring is that e.g.…

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ring09
Feb 17, 2010 12:51 pm
ring09
Pebbles
Pebbles
17 February 2010

Here comes Jolie's 22sq Ashton- We've been slabbed & framed

Here comes Jolie's 22sq Ashton- We've been slabbed & framed
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi Jolie :D I'm also building with Hallmark - the Flair 258. I see you haven't been on H1 in awhile....I'm really hoping it's because you're just enjoying the build of…

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Pebbles
Feb 17, 2010 1:27 pm
Pebbles
msbyrne
msbyrne
17 February 2010

costing plan

costing plan

:: finally had phone call back from tc homes, thats all i want for now to acknowledge they received my emails and will be in touch :)

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msbyrne
Feb 17, 2010 1:57 pm
sarnydee
sarnydee
17 February 2010

Building Perth NOR with Good Life/Gemmill Homes!!

Building Perth NOR with Good Life/Gemmill Homes!!
1, 2

Thanks Bec, I haven't been able to update this week as things have been a bit hectic but the brickies are going great guns!! We now have a laundry room, bathroom, and 2…

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sarnydee
Feb 17, 2010 3:56 pm
btherl
btherl
17 February 2010

HELP Post Contract Variation by Builder (Crane,Traffic mgmt)

HELP Post Contract Variation by Builder (Crane,Traffic mgmt)

I would tell them you're not accepting the variation until they explain why it's required. And also get a satisfactory explanation of why it was not included in the…

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btherl
Feb 17, 2010 4:18 pm
btherl
lufcinoz
lufcinoz
17 February 2010

Perth Builders???

Perth Builders???
WA

Affordable Living. We signed up with them October 09. However, had to wait for the titles to be issued so they could get the plan number. They were issued in…

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lufcinoz
Feb 17, 2010 4:43 pm
danielle
danielle
17 February 2010

MANHATTAN PLACE TARNEIT STAGE 4

MANHATTAN PLACE TARNEIT STAGE 4
VIC

Hi malrose, There is a thread for those of us building at Manhattan Place with some information about your stage.…

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danielle
Feb 17, 2010 4:50 pm
heater07
heater07
17 February 2010

Crissy's perfect home - In & Loving It ! Pics Finally !

Crissy's perfect home - In & Loving It ! Pics Finally !
QLD
1 ... 39, 40, 41

hey chrissy just wondering, what ended up happening with your scratched colourbond gutter? we are in the same boat that is all.. thanks!!

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heater07
Feb 17, 2010 5:21 pm
kek
kek
17 February 2010

Contract to be signed with Homebuyers Centre - Melb

Contract to be signed with Homebuyers Centre - Melb
VIC

They seem to do things a bit different, we have recieved quotes etc from other builders and they seem to follow, do an initial quote with…

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kek
Feb 17, 2010 5:33 pm
kek
flame_on
flame_on
17 February 2010

How has building a home changed you?

How has building a home changed you?

(Rant coming - you've been warned...) I've learned to become a control freak. Mind you, that's been the fun part ::lol:: Even though the land hasn't settled yet, I wanted to…

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flame_on
Feb 17, 2010 7:16 pm
flame_on
leesy
leesy
17 February 2010

Yammerbook Way, Cascades on Clyde

Yammerbook Way, Cascades on Clyde
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi Heater... I just sent you a PM. Yes, we are very very happy with our house. If you have photos, would love to see what yours looks like. Ive only ever seen two, one…

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leesy
Feb 17, 2010 7:21 pm
leesy
shell83
shell83
17 February 2010

Commodore Homes Dallas mk2

Commodore Homes Dallas mk2
WA

Hi mydreamhom3, my gosh that house is huuuuuuuge!! We built with Commodore and overall we were really happy with them. We didn't build the Dallas, but it looks like our…

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shell83
Feb 17, 2010 8:29 pm
shell83
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
1, 2, 3

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

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