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mqtutor
mqtutor
17 November 2009

Build a house, should or should not?

Build a house, should or should not?

hey ive done and im having lino flooring as i can upgrade that later. my land is $221000 (390sqm). my house is a package at $360000 with…

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mqtutor
Nov 17, 2009 10:24 pm
walker79
walker79
17 November 2009

Building in South East Queensland

Building in South East Queensland
QLD

I've noticed quite a few people using Coral. Are a lot of builders flexible with their designs? Once we know what we really want we will go get…

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walker79
Nov 17, 2009 10:42 pm
walker79
King willy
King willy
18 November 2009

Contracts - need advice Please!

Contracts - need advice Please!

A scanned copy. :lol: I agree with the other posts. Walk now. Ask yourself why are they doing this? Not sure how much money you have paid them, but it may be a small price to…

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King willy
Nov 17, 2009 11:40 pm
King willy
Jordann
Jordann
18 November 2009

Our Providence 24MKII - Keys Friday 13th :o)

Our Providence 24MKII - Keys Friday 13th :o)
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Yes, there's less and less blogs to follow now as everyone is finishing up... :(

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Jordann
Nov 18, 2009 9:24 am
Jordann
JilaMint
JilaMint
18 November 2009

at lock up!

at lock up!
WA

Hi there, It is so exciting. We have finally reached lock up :z: :z: :z: . We are building in baldivis. Bath to go in this…

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JilaMint
Nov 18, 2009 11:59 am
cygrace
cygrace
18 November 2009

My new house - wrong land size

My new house - wrong land size
VIC

Have you seen your 4 survey/boundary pegs before the fences went up? Even if the fences are put up, the pegs should still be there, covered…

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cygrace
Nov 18, 2009 3:39 pm
kek
kek
18 November 2009

Electrical Kill switches

Electrical Kill switches
VIC

We got some minor electrical changes done post-contract. I also convinced the sparkie doing our fit-off to add an extra power point that we'd forgotten to include earlier,…

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kek
Nov 18, 2009 4:54 pm
kek
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Blown
Nov 18, 2009 5:45 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
18 November 2009

square set cornice??

square set cornice??

I love square set and I have no idea why we didn't get it put in our tender! Just one of those things we missed!! GRRRR!!!!! L-) We are instead getting one of those 3 step…

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buildingadreamhome
Nov 18, 2009 7:37 pm
buildingadreamhome
Benji
Benji
18 November 2009

PCI Tomorrow - My List So Far

PCI Tomorrow - My List So Far

Thanks for the couple of tips, our SS knows of most of the issues, paint is a given so haven't mentioned that yet. The sticker on the door is that stuff they have on…

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Benji
Nov 18, 2009 8:24 pm
take2
take2
18 November 2009

How hard is it to build on sloping land

How hard is it to build on sloping land
QLD

Get DH to have a look at the James Hardie web site you can get them also to send out there Look Home Mag free, which will give you heaps of information on using lighter…

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take2
Nov 18, 2009 10:51 pm
take2
Mrs P
Mrs P
19 November 2009

Good builder - Gold Coast!

Good builder - Gold Coast!
QLD

I am going to search them now! I have been lookking at plantation andmetricon they both have reallly nice houses

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Mrs P
Nov 18, 2009 11:43 pm

Thank you for replying! Just to post the solution in…

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mrs_smith
Nov 19, 2009 9:15 am
mrs_smith
what_the
what_the
19 November 2009

My Virtual Home - software

My Virtual Home - software

Yep using Vista but have no idea…

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what_the
Nov 19, 2009 10:26 am
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


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