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mattwalker
mattwalker
14 February 2010

Houspect Building Inspections

Houspect Building Inspections

Hey Al,, I rang Alex today (supporting the forum advertisers ;) ) and he is inspecting a possible purchase for us on Tuesday. I will report back soon but so far very…

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mattwalker
Feb 13, 2010 11:14 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 February 2010

Building Inspectors

Building Inspectors
VIC

I will let you know if Alex from Urban is any good after Tuesday...he is doing a dual report for us!

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mattwalker
Feb 13, 2010 11:21 pm
mattwalker
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
14 February 2010

Is it worth to build a 6-start energy homes?

Is it worth to build a 6-start energy homes?
1, 2, 3

Okay, my subjective experience. :) I've lived in a number of west facing houses and two north facing houses and orientation makes a difference. A…

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Zerosignal
Feb 13, 2010 11:44 pm
leebuild
leebuild
14 February 2010

PRESTART - What did you do and how much did you spend ?

PRESTART - What did you do and how much did you spend ?
1, 2

yes would love to see. we are hoping to tile to ceiling in ensuite and bathroom with a 200 x 600 tile and are a little scared . building a commodore house through wahc. We…

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leebuild
Feb 14, 2010 9:38 pm
take2
take2
14 February 2010

Oh No We have to change the deck railings!

Oh No We have to change the deck railings!

Thanks Guys We could not change any levels as the backyard is already on a slope downhill so that would end up in more retaining, and the deck is already up. Suh I am…

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take2
Feb 14, 2010 9:42 pm
take2
take2
take2
14 February 2010

Scyon matrix cladding vs linea/stria cladding

Scyon matrix cladding vs linea/stria cladding

We have used the stria cladding on our house, it gives a clean lines not as busy as linea, there also has been a lot of…

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take2
Feb 14, 2010 9:47 pm
take2
faerie
faerie
15 February 2010

Reasonable $ per meter for fencing

Reasonable $ per meter for fencing

We are building in the South Eastern suburbs, if someone could pm me some details for a good fencer that would be fantastic. :D

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faerie
Feb 15, 2010 10:17 am
faerie
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mummagoose
Feb 15, 2010 10:59 am
Twiggy
Twiggy
15 February 2010

Shire of Mitchell

Shire of Mitchell
VIC

Pretty much all it says on there is that you have to apply for a permit if you have 3+ of a certain animal - which is the same as what we have here in Hume. But they way…

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Twiggy
Feb 15, 2010 1:26 pm
Twiggy
van
van
15 February 2010

Baybreeze 27 Stylemaster Homes

Baybreeze 27 Stylemaster Homes
QLD

Thanks for that info! They seem to be offering a pretty good package atm with their upgrades..but you're right about the colourbond roof thing..cheaper to go…

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van
Feb 15, 2010 2:15 pm
heater07
heater07
15 February 2010

Colourbond roof - scratched?

Colourbond roof - scratched?

great. thanks for yourhelp.

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heater07
Feb 15, 2010 2:34 pm
sleven
sleven
15 February 2010

Floor tiles

Floor tiles

I am going for DARK tiles and DARK grout - after having light tiles with light grout in our current house (that we are about to rip up and replace before we put it on the…

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sleven
Feb 15, 2010 5:18 pm
sleven
sleven
sleven
15 February 2010

Is it normal to be this stressed?

Is it normal to be this stressed?

Maybe too late for your colour selection Riverton, but hopefully I catch some other stressed out colour confused peeps! I have been a subscriber to house magazines for a…

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sleven
Feb 15, 2010 5:29 pm
sleven
Bam
Bam
15 February 2010

Hot Water System Recommendations please :)

Hot Water System Recommendations please :)
VIC

Hijack away Eskay40 :lol: Anything you ask on the topic will simply give me more info! I didnt get a chance to get pricing on hot water systems - such a hectic day ::hyst:: But I…

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Bam
Feb 15, 2010 6:37 pm
Bam
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
15 February 2010

Damn THIEVES! Way to start the week

Damn THIEVES! Way to start the week
VIC

Happens all the time mate. I've seen it happening - usually around 10pm at night cops will come if you call them…

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Zerosignal
Feb 15, 2010 7:23 pm
van
van
15 February 2010

Building with stylemaster

Building with stylemaster
QLD

Hey guys..! would love to hear how your experience with Stylemaster was....and love pictures! we are going to build the baybreeze 27...

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van
Feb 15, 2010 8:18 pm
fruitty
fruitty
15 February 2010

Non-structual change after signing - PD ACCESS HELP!

Non-structual change after signing - PD ACCESS HELP!
VIC

We are paying too much for this house to simply give in. I am going to tell them to simple change the order, I don't care what order has been…

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fruitty
Feb 15, 2010 9:35 pm
fruitty
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
16 February 2010

Floor tiles or Timber ???

Floor tiles or Timber ???

I think it is a personal choice and usage patterns that will determine the type of floor. Our choice was simple - timber everywhere excluding wet areas, balcony, porch and…

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ebyelyakov
Feb 16, 2010 9:12 am
ebyelyakov
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 February 2010

Margins on Upgrades

Margins on Upgrades

We do :: ... and is a good reason to stay above ground :wink:

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onc_artisan
Feb 16, 2010 10:37 am
onc_artisan
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
16 February 2010

First inspection - any tips?

First inspection - any tips?

From the top of my head viewtopic.php?f=31&t=29212&hilit=inspection+check+list There are others but I can't find them quickly enough :-/

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virgin-builder
Feb 16, 2010 4:34 pm
virgin-builder
shonzilla
shonzilla
16 February 2010

Is this overdone?

Is this overdone?
WA

Hi, I ended up choosing Surfmist tuscan effect - slight wood grain to it. Along with everything else Surfmist inc the front door. Not sure on the render at the moment,…

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shonzilla
Feb 16, 2010 5:54 pm
shonzilla
Nursepeter
Nursepeter
16 February 2010

Long delays building with SPH - Advice needed :-(

Long delays building with SPH - Advice needed :-(
1, 2

Yeah our only issue has been with the sales consultant. The sooner that monkey is off our back the better. I had a sit down meeting with the sales manager last week and…

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Nursepeter
Feb 16, 2010 7:30 pm
Nursepeter
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
16 February 2010

steel frame v wood frame

steel frame v wood frame
SA

I know carpenters spend 4 years learning their trade. Steel frame erectors I believe only need to do a 7 week course to get their…

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Hills Guy
Feb 16, 2010 7:31 pm
mummagoose
mummagoose
16 February 2010

New Build Gisborne VIC - Custom vs Spec

New Build Gisborne VIC - Custom vs Spec
VIC

Mummagoose when you say you got a price in the middle, if you don't mind me asking roughly what does that work out per square…

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mummagoose
Feb 16, 2010 8:13 pm
fruitty
fruitty
16 February 2010

Pre contract checklist and action items

Pre contract checklist and action items

set aside time (lots of it) to read this forum to familiarise yourselves with potential issues pre,during & post build! Make sure everything quoted is written down!

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fruitty
Feb 16, 2010 9:52 pm
fruitty
kek
kek
17 February 2010

Evidence of ownership after settlement?

Evidence of ownership after settlement?

You can usually use either a letter from your conveyancer, or a council rates notice (which we received pretty promptly after settlement :? ). A copy of the title is great,…

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kek
Feb 17, 2010 6:57 am
kek
kek
kek
17 February 2010

Maybe stupid question....what comes next??

Maybe stupid question....what comes next??

Different builders do things in different orders - plus it sometimes depends which trades are available as to what gets done first. Sometimes they seem to do things…

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kek
Feb 17, 2010 7:00 am
kek
Riss
Riss
17 February 2010

The Majestic

The Majestic

Thanks Tam...I have PM'd you back :D Looks like we are the only one's building the Majestic too

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Riss
Feb 17, 2010 7:47 am
Stormy
Stormy
17 February 2010

Wanting to Use Old Red recycled bricks with H3nley.

Wanting to Use Old Red recycled bricks with H3nley.

Unforunately, that's what happens with most volume builders. You will not be able to supply any of the building materials, fittings or appliances. It's usually the case as…

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Stormy
Feb 17, 2010 8:24 am
Stormy
seals
seals
17 February 2010

P and J Construction - Lyndhurst. Anyone built with them?

P and J Construction - Lyndhurst. Anyone built with them?

I looked at them BUT found some of the finishes very average... Cheers

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seals
Feb 17, 2010 8:52 am
kyton
kyton
17 February 2010

Keys to your home????

Keys to your home????

With the amount of theft going on in building estates I would think that the majority of people would be happy that (a) the home was securely locked and (b) that the keys…

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kyton
Feb 17, 2010 9:24 am
kyton
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
17 February 2010

Anyone Require Fill In The Newcastle/Central Coast Region?

Anyone Require Fill In The Newcastle/Central Coast Region?
NSW

try http://www.landfillregister.com.au - you register if you have fill, or need it and how much, and people contact you, our you find them -…

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joannapaulp
Feb 17, 2010 9:26 am
ads89
ads89
17 February 2010

steel framed home builders

steel framed home builders
WA

maybe try statewide building soultions pty ltd i think they're perth based and they mentioned steel framing

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ads89
Feb 17, 2010 10:31 am
ads89
ads89
17 February 2010

Confusion over which stage to get inspection

Confusion over which stage to get inspection

if i was building a house, i'd personally get about 3 inspections done. But to be safe, 4 is good :z:

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ads89
Feb 17, 2010 10:33 am
ring09
ring09
17 February 2010

Has Anyone used Newport Brick with Jasper window colour?

Has Anyone used Newport Brick with Jasper window colour?

Hi I contacted Austral Bricks the other day and spoke to them regarding having a feature on their website or at their display centres, where you can put in the actual…

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ring09
Feb 17, 2010 11:05 am
ring09
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 11:51 am
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 12:27 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 12:57 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 2:56 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 3:18 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 3:43 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 3:50 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 4:21 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 4:33 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 6:16 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 6:21 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 7:29 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
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