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Pixelated
Pixelated
19 November 2009

White colour scheme...charcoal blinds?

White colour scheme...charcoal blinds?

Hi, Well I'm going to offer another opinion... I think that despite the black window frames, charcoal roller blinds would look odd. Personally I think you should stick…

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Pixelated
Nov 19, 2009 4:16 pm
Pixelated
Poss
Poss
19 November 2009

Crompton KELED23FP LED Down Lights For Sale At COST PRICE

Crompton KELED23FP LED Down Lights For Sale At COST PRICE

If anyone has any questions about these lights please feel free to ask. If you are interested in buying 20 or more of these lights my boss will include the postage cost…

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Poss
Nov 19, 2009 5:30 pm
Poss
Mrs P
Mrs P
19 November 2009

Any display homes at Coomera Genesis?

Any display homes at Coomera Genesis?

There is some display houses in the Jacobs Ridge estate in Ormeau. I am heading there this weekend to have a look. I might suss out these Coomera ones too!

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Mrs P
Nov 19, 2009 10:42 pm
BecH
BecH
20 November 2009

Butlers Pantry

Butlers Pantry

Ours is to be 5m x 2.5m and will have the following; Double sinks, with draining rack Dishwasher 2nd Fridge Then shelves for storage & food

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BecH
Nov 19, 2009 11:06 pm
Ms Builder
Ms Builder
20 November 2009

Who is building this kitchen?

Who is building this kitchen?
1, 2

The colours are lovely, does anyone know what colour laminate that is?

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Ms Builder
Nov 20, 2009 8:34 am
75etd
75etd
20 November 2009

Building on Acreage

Building on Acreage

We're buidling on a half acre and could not find a project home design that even came close to suiting our needs and the blocks orientation. To me one of the advantages…

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75etd
Nov 20, 2009 8:42 am
simI
simI
20 November 2009

Anyone building with AVJ?

Anyone building with AVJ?

Finally after numerous calls to the HQ in Sydney, I finally managed them to email the Surbey Report. The Sales Admin person told me the quote was not right as the drafting…

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simI
Nov 20, 2009 11:16 am
phuonggc
phuonggc
20 November 2009

Colourbond vs Tiles

Colourbond vs Tiles
QLD
1, 2

That's interesting - most posters from eastern states have said colourbond is dearer and many pay thousands to upgrade to it. In SA, colourbond…

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phuonggc
Nov 20, 2009 2:05 pm
Mrs B
Mrs B
20 November 2009

House Design without a Garage

House Design without a Garage

There are several beautiful homes in my estate that have no garage as access is from the back and that is where the garage is located. They all look fantastic and I would…

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Mrs B
Nov 20, 2009 3:40 pm
Mrs B
dsd
dsd
20 November 2009

Help with Design

Help with Design

Thanks for the feedback. 1.Decide to take your advice on increasing carport width to remove teh extra hip and valley. 2.Plan to have a curved roof on the Verandah (not…

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dsd
Nov 20, 2009 6:20 pm
Moogles
Moogles
20 November 2009

Facade V Pool

Facade V Pool
NSW
1, 2, 3

Just noticed on your plans, that beds 2, 3 & 4 are upstairs, so they are the kidlets rooms and the rumpus up there is for them as well I am…

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Moogles
Nov 20, 2009 8:09 pm
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Candylea
Nov 20, 2009 8:12 pm
Candylea
fruitty
fruitty
21 November 2009

New home plan flipped issues with council

New home plan flipped issues with council
VIC

You can't be blam if some stranger ran over the tree!

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fruitty
Nov 20, 2009 11:04 pm
fruitty
kek
kek
21 November 2009

Crossover problem....please help!

Crossover problem....please help!

Hey, thanks for the replies... I still don't understand why the land developer did not communicate with our builder and seek our opinion…

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kek
Nov 21, 2009 7:05 am
kek
joles
joles
21 November 2009

Building Process - Sequence of events

Building Process - Sequence of events

Before your slab is poured, there is site scrape, plumbing set out, etc. After slab...... many of these are interchangable and I've probably missed heaps. :shock: :roll: :lol:

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joles
Nov 21, 2009 7:55 am
joles
mandystoj
mandystoj
21 November 2009

How much did it cost?

How much did it cost?

Looks like (hopefully doesnt increase) my Duplex which is not a Project Home will be costing around 15k/square for above standard inclusions. Just do a earch aswell,…

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mandystoj
Nov 21, 2009 9:53 am
cazoraz
cazoraz
21 November 2009

Rules regarding eaves / verandahs over boundary setbacks

Rules regarding eaves / verandahs over boundary setbacks
VIC

The one metre minimum side setback usually includes eaves. You may be able to build right to the boundary on one side for a certain distance too.…

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cazoraz
Nov 21, 2009 11:53 am
cazoraz
4walls
4walls
21 November 2009

Large open space living areas and cornices

Large open space living areas and cornices
1, 2

the bulkheads are great for defining areas especially in a larger multi-functional room. One reason why I don't think it works as well in the 2nd photo, is that the…

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4walls
Nov 21, 2009 6:30 pm
4walls
andrew.burgher
andrew.burgher
21 November 2009

M3tr!con builders...did anyone upgrade to waterfall edges

M3tr!con builders...did anyone upgrade to waterfall edges

Makoby - We included this upgrade too - $1780. The item description seems to imply that this could cover either a 20mm or 40mm benchtop. Contract was from May 2009 - so…

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andrew.burgher
Nov 21, 2009 7:09 pm
alfabeta
alfabeta
21 November 2009

Standard inclusion lists: comparing apples to pears

Standard inclusion lists: comparing apples to pears

Hi all, Thanks for the replies. Good advice... I haven't really sat down and identified what we want yet... I have just been looking at floor plans so far: The block…

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alfabeta
Nov 21, 2009 7:26 pm
joles
joles
21 November 2009

Did not get termite protection :((((. What can I do now?

Did not get termite protection :((((. What can I do now?

This is Eager's build thread. He built with M and got the perimetre termite treatment. There are some pics on page 4. Here is the link to his thread (should come up on…

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joles
Nov 21, 2009 8:03 pm
joles
Moogles
Moogles
21 November 2009

When is the 5% deposit due???

When is the 5% deposit due???

Our builder posted us an invoice for the 5% deposit a few days after we signed the contract. But it didn't stipulate when it was to be paid by. Our start date is end of…

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Moogles
Nov 21, 2009 8:10 pm
Mrs P
Mrs P
21 November 2009

Project Vs Custom

Project Vs Custom

Thanks take2. I will just have to go around getting quotes. I love the convenience of a project builder, sign the papers and leave it up to them. But I know I can save…

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Mrs P
Nov 21, 2009 9:07 pm
Esperence32
Esperence32
21 November 2009

New to Forums, Thinking about Knock down Rebuild

New to Forums, Thinking about Knock down Rebuild

I'm building an EB Esperence 32 in the Hornsby Shire and it was also a knock-down rebuild on a sub-divided block. We are on the street frontage of the sub-divided block…

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Esperence32
Nov 21, 2009 9:11 pm
Booque
Booque
21 November 2009

Is this acceptable?! Damage by bob cat

Is this acceptable?! Damage by bob cat
1, 2, 3, 4

As most of us here are probably not builders, I am sure we can all learn something from your experience. It's funny how some of these builders can talk and talk and expect…

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Booque
Nov 21, 2009 9:50 pm
Booque
Rinny
Rinny
21 November 2009

When does the house become yours?

When does the house become yours?

The house is all yours when: - you all agree there are no existing/current defects with the house - OH&S Certificate is issued - Final…

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Rinny
Nov 21, 2009 10:52 pm
tommo6090
tommo6090
22 November 2009

How many builders did you get a price from to build?

How many builders did you get a price from to build?
QLD
1, 2

Yeah I agree - it is really hard to compare builders on the same level. They include different things - I found my 'must haves' and got 4 builders to quote on that but…

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tommo6090
Nov 22, 2009 7:21 am
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
22 November 2009

Anyone done their own bushfire hazard assessment?

Anyone done their own bushfire hazard assessment?

Thanks J&K I'm undecided about whether I do it myself or not because we've already included level 2 standard in our quotes. We are well and truley getting level 1. Since…

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Fernyhouse
Nov 22, 2009 9:08 am
Taffy
Taffy
22 November 2009

Thorney's GJ Lewis Home

Thorney's GJ Lewis Home
VIC
1 ... 46, 47, 48

Hi Thorney Havnt heard from you in a while what you been up too?? Its pretty full on once you move in isnt it? Its amazing as you build its great to come onto this web…

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Taffy
Nov 22, 2009 9:20 am
Taffy
Taffy
Taffy
22 November 2009

Re: House of JL.....FULLY ROOFED..love it!!!

Re: House of JL.....FULLY ROOFED..love it!!!
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi JL I have just caught up with your thread as I havnt been on here as much as I would have liked too since moving in, been busy gardening etc. :( :( Just read all the…

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Taffy
Nov 22, 2009 9:38 am
Taffy
scottk
scottk
22 November 2009

Landscape, driveway and fencing contact requestCranbourne

Landscape, driveway and fencing contact requestCranbourne
VIC

Hi guys, we used Chris from CNG fenceing for both our side fences in botanic ridge. We are very happy with his quality and price, if you want his number msg me. Thanks

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scottk
Nov 22, 2009 3:12 pm
King willy
King willy
22 November 2009

Solutions to frame overhang.

Solutions to frame overhang.
1, 2

"People don't even know what you are doing so how would they know what is right or not" Thats the great thing and what I like so much…

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King willy
Nov 22, 2009 3:51 pm
King willy

Hi, We're looking at building a simple facade with Austral Hawthorn 76mm bricks, and we can't make up our mind about what roof colour!…

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sarahl
Nov 22, 2009 8:00 pm
btherl
btherl
22 November 2009

Riva 34

Riva 34

The Riva 33? We're building one with M and they have been perfectly fine to deal with so far. But building has not commenced. Turn-around time for a question was about…

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btherl
Nov 22, 2009 8:02 pm
btherl
Hels
Hels
22 November 2009

How big is your alfresco/patio?

How big is your alfresco/patio?
1, 2

That's why I didn't get mine under…

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Hels
Nov 22, 2009 8:07 pm
Hels
simzy
simzy
22 November 2009

Melbourne Custom Build

Melbourne Custom Build
VIC

I am also looking for a custom builder in N balwyn, I like Comdain and Grollo, but may end up have plans and permits done by a design company then taking them to builders…

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simzy
Nov 22, 2009 8:23 pm
blairandcallie
blairandcallie
22 November 2009

Has anyone used a good private builder in Adelaide?

Has anyone used a good private builder in Adelaide?
SA

Thanks for all the feedback. Very helpful. Has anyone build with Dado before?

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blairandcallie
Nov 22, 2009 8:33 pm
Tich
Tich
22 November 2009

Contractor for gate and for concrete driveway

Contractor for gate and for concrete driveway

You'll probably need to look at two different companies, one for the gate and the other for the concreting. What sort of gate are you after? I may be able to assist you…

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Tich
Nov 22, 2009 10:18 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
22 November 2009

Fairmont Homes SA

Fairmont Homes SA
SA

Good luck with that we were told in no un certain terms that we couldnt do any of that type of work and it had to be a qualified person that needed to show…

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buildingwithhamra
Nov 22, 2009 10:24 pm

Our last build we did the light bricks with a black roof. From memory the bricks were Boral Winter Gold (double height) and I can't remember the name of the roof tiles,…

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-Rebekah-
Nov 23, 2009 9:19 am
-Rebekah-
joles
joles
23 November 2009

Whose wall is it anyway?

Whose wall is it anyway?

I wouldn't be worried about the paint, but I would be concerned about the basketball ring. :th:

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joles
Nov 23, 2009 12:57 pm
joles
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
23 November 2009

Timber/Wooden garage doors - How much $?

Timber/Wooden garage doors - How much $?

well I'm now being told the timber-look door is fine, and its "only" $1200 extra. That seems a bit much compared to the earlier poster here ($800). Can't help but think…

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ibfragalot99
Nov 23, 2009 1:09 pm
ibfragalot99
MarkoL
MarkoL
23 November 2009

Building House in Canberra

Building House in Canberra
ACT

Hi SimI We are building with Goldruby Homes - they are super accomodating and are always happy to talk things through with you and listen to your ideas and then most…

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MarkoL
Nov 23, 2009 1:10 pm
Ms Builder
Ms Builder
23 November 2009

Need help choosing external house colours

Need help choosing external house colours

He hasnt noticed it faded as yet - been there almost 2 years. He thinks it may fade a little over time as anything would but not that noticeable...

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Ms Builder
Nov 23, 2009 3:12 pm
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
23 November 2009

Fencing costs and neighbour's???

Fencing costs and neighbour's???
NSW

Yes you can and should approach the neighbours about the fences. Considering their views on colours and quotes to choose is a good idea to help them to pay half of it. We…

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Fernyhouse
Nov 23, 2009 5:02 pm
aLLaNNa1
aLLaNNa1
23 November 2009

Non structural changes after contract drawn?

Non structural changes after contract drawn?
WA

Please correct me if i'm wrong. Once the contracts are drawn and signed, a Pre-Start date will then be set yes? But is it still possible to make non-structural changes…

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aLLaNNa1
Nov 23, 2009 6:16 pm
Lee75
Lee75
23 November 2009

Water Meter - if you could choose where would you put it

Water Meter - if you could choose where would you put it

Thanks very much for your responses.. we are in the fortunate position of being able to choose - we have an existing house and are subdividing the land the house is on,…

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Lee75
Nov 23, 2009 8:42 pm
shellb78
shellb78
23 November 2009

Advice on layout of rumpus and where to put furniture......

Advice on layout of rumpus and where to put furniture......

thanks. was actually thiking the same thing but really don't want to lose the light from the windows. I can either have one high window or keep windows as is and move the…

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shellb78
Nov 23, 2009 8:57 pm
andrew.burgher
andrew.burgher
23 November 2009

when to have independant building inspector at completion?

when to have independant building inspector at completion?

Hi Mel - We have booked our independant inspector to go through prior to our scheduled PCI. Our thinking was that this would ensure we had as complete a list of defects as…

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andrew.burgher
Nov 23, 2009 9:28 pm
mickeyb
mickeyb
23 November 2009

How long for frame??

How long for frame??

With our frame they started last Tuesday and they"ll be finished by this Wednesday the lastest. Not Bad ::

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mickeyb
Nov 23, 2009 10:07 pm
mickeyb


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