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Judie
Judie
1 November 2009

Anyone goes for Wincre$t Homes in NSW now ?

Anyone goes for Wincre$t Homes in NSW now ?
NSW

We were caught up in the mess. Interestingly, I found them much more accommodating after they re-commenced trading. We've been in our place for 7 weeks now, and whilst…

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Judie
Nov 01, 2009 6:03 pm
Judie
kec2712
kec2712
1 November 2009

Comments on our house plan please..... (yay- uploaded pic!)

Comments on our house plan please..... (yay- uploaded pic!)
1, 2

What a great layout!! I think it looks great. My only advise would be to have the bathroom somewhere else?? Okay probably not a reasonable thing to be able to do but…

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kec2712
Nov 01, 2009 9:25 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
2 November 2009

What size shower???

What size shower???

Thanks- not sure if the 300 will make a huge difference in the laundry but either way I would much rather have that space in my laundry than…

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cazoraz
Nov 02, 2009 9:56 am
cazoraz
[JADED]
[JADED]
2 November 2009

Modern FENCE ideas please....

Modern FENCE ideas please....

I would have loved a modular wall - shame our budget and our covenant wouldnt allow! They look tops. Im also a huge fan of the aluminum slats.. but sheesh. they are not…

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[JADED]
Nov 02, 2009 12:34 pm
[JADED]
[JADED]
[JADED]
2 November 2009

How Devious are you?

How Devious are you?
NSW
1, 2, 3

our sales guy also told me I was the hardest sale hes ever had haha - I just knew what I wanted and wasnt going to settle for anything less ! go girls! ::lol::

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[JADED]
Nov 02, 2009 12:47 pm
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Fiffaro
Fiffaro
2 November 2009

Pre-Contract non standard variations

Pre-Contract non standard variations

Glad to hear that you are doing the best thing for you, Belial. That really makes me feel that it was worth taking the time to post!

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Fiffaro
Nov 02, 2009 2:51 pm
JuniorMin
JuniorMin
2 November 2009

Question about crossovers....

Question about crossovers....

looks fine. I'd work on the curve though...

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JuniorMin
Nov 02, 2009 4:34 pm
TamDaz
TamDaz
2 November 2009

Building at Lightsview, Northgate - Trenches have been dug!!

Building at Lightsview, Northgate - Trenches have been dug!!
SA

Good news- means the slab is only a matter of a day or 2 away! Getting exciting. :z: P.S. DH and I went for a drive through Lightsview on the weekend after you let us know…

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TamDaz
Nov 02, 2009 8:40 pm
lina_321
lina_321
2 November 2009

Letter of commencement

Letter of commencement

Yes, we signed our mortgage forms about a week ago and the bank will not issue us with a letter until our land registers etc. It should register within the next week.

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lina_321
Nov 02, 2009 9:05 pm
Anna1
Anna1
2 November 2009

Where to Position a Fireplace in this Room...?

Where to Position a Fireplace in this Room...?

IMHO ThistleTown I would never have a fireplace again. We have lived with a fireplace in the middle of the wall for the past 12 years, it restricts so much the layout of…

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Anna1
Nov 02, 2009 9:39 pm
Anna1
Tornado_ALIVE
Tornado_ALIVE
3 November 2009

S!/\/\onds Standard Inclusions - Paint Coats

S!/\/\onds Standard Inclusions - Paint Coats

2 coat system 1x Undercoat and 1 x top coat (Standard) We have gone for their 3 coat sytem which is 1 x Undercoat and 2 x Top coat. We have chosen a darker colour so…

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Tornado_ALIVE
Nov 03, 2009 10:26 am
Tornado_ALIVE
mrs kaz
mrs kaz
3 November 2009

Building on easements?

Building on easements?

hi there just to add my bit - we live in WA, and our block has a 3m drainage easement at the back. Our Shire's rules for building are that our house can't be any closer…

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mrs kaz
Nov 03, 2009 10:43 am
mrs kaz
Mel_24_
Mel_24_
3 November 2009

Practical Completion Definition.

Practical Completion Definition.

im also intereested in when prac comp. is. im about 1 month away from completion but i have a lengthly list of thins that need to be fixed. i am unsure whether all of…

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Mel_24_
Nov 03, 2009 12:50 pm
kirsada
kirsada
3 November 2009

building with homebuyers centre seeking people doin the same

building with homebuyers centre seeking people doin the same
WA

Hi!! We are building with HBC too :) I'm happy to share my experiences and answer any questions...or feel free to check my thread for info!! Good luck and enjoy your new…

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kirsada
Nov 03, 2009 12:53 pm
kirsada
Dollar
Dollar
3 November 2009

Neighbours builders lost the boundary pegs

Neighbours builders lost the boundary pegs

Terrible! It's not fair you have to pay to get a survey done. The pegs shouldn't really be removed as they are there for obvious reasons so stuff like this doesn't happen.…

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Dollar
Nov 03, 2009 2:23 pm
lisahello
lisahello
3 November 2009

Objections to planning applications - can you find out who?

Objections to planning applications - can you find out who?
VIC

Hey Iggle, How did you go? did Council tell you anything? hope it does not hold anything up!

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lisahello
Nov 03, 2009 4:38 pm
joles
joles
3 November 2009

Invoice sent to us after handover ???

Invoice sent to us after handover ???

I think I would pay it for a number of reasons. You were forwarned that there could be cost for rock, so the invoice itslef is not a surprise (just the timing). You…

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joles
Nov 03, 2009 4:45 pm
joles
Frogger
Frogger
3 November 2009

Bricks going Green!!

Bricks going Green!!

After talking with Austral, the simple solution is that they go back to cleaning the bricks the old fashion way - cleaning as they go. Its when they acid wash them, that…

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Frogger
Nov 03, 2009 5:20 pm
Rinny
Rinny
3 November 2009

Anyone building the Nelson with M?

Anyone building the Nelson with M?

Ah great to know, thanks. We are at completion stage now, so they are currently painting and will commence the fitout soon.

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Rinny
Nov 03, 2009 7:57 pm

seems to be just personal preference then i guess!! i ended up doing the bathrooms the same and the laundry a darker variation of them: bathrooms- benches - natural…

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cazoraz
Nov 03, 2009 9:15 pm
cazoraz
poppamatic
poppamatic
4 November 2009

help me reduce wasted space

help me reduce wasted space
QLD

1. is the island bench of 3.6m x 0.9m too long for a 4.6m long kitchen? 2. an entrance hallwa of 2260mm down to 1000mm - that's a bit too…

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poppamatic
Nov 04, 2009 12:10 am
Mrs B
Mrs B
4 November 2009

Stacker Door Fly Screen Doors

Stacker Door Fly Screen Doors
VIC

We are getting the see through (no bars/grills) wire doors for our stackers in 2 weeks. I will post a picture of how it looks. I just ordered one set for now (5 to go)…

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Mrs B
Nov 04, 2009 6:02 am
Mrs B
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
4 November 2009

Hoping to build quick and avoid the HEAT WAVE?!

Hoping to build quick and avoid the HEAT WAVE?!
VIC
1, 2

We're building the brookvale and it took 13 weeks to get us to lock up stage. Enjoy the journey!!!

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overwhelmed
Nov 04, 2009 1:34 pm
buzz
buzz
4 November 2009

House different to contract..... soon to handover???? HELP!

House different to contract..... soon to handover???? HELP!
1, 2, 3

Hi Kirby! so glad you're finally in, and with eaves. I bet they didn't like having to fix that mess! :roll: Sounds like an ordeal.... hopefully you can be all settled by the…

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buzz
Nov 04, 2009 3:16 pm
buzz
CarolineJ
CarolineJ
4 November 2009

picked my colours today!

picked my colours today!

I have a Stipple Seal laundry bench too :) It's a nice colour.

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CarolineJ
Nov 04, 2009 5:41 pm
angelic_jo
angelic_jo
4 November 2009

scott salisbury homes

scott salisbury homes
SA

Hi, We are currently looking at building in a rural area and have been advised that Scott Salisbury will not build in our area ::cry:: We are very much in love with their…

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angelic_jo
Nov 04, 2009 6:48 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
4 November 2009

should floor tiles and carpet be almost the same colour?

should floor tiles and carpet be almost the same colour?

We're using creamy coloured tiles and a mid to dark brown carpet. We liked the contrast, but it's a bit simpler for us because we didn't have to…

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cazoraz
Nov 04, 2009 7:39 pm
cazoraz
welsh
welsh
4 November 2009

ugly looking fence

ugly looking fence

Sorry guys, I was reading the contract wrongly. Actually, It is 30 lm allowance, which means 30 meters long fence allowance instead of $30 lm.

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welsh
Nov 04, 2009 7:58 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
4 November 2009

does anyone have tallowwood floors??.....Photos please!

does anyone have tallowwood floors??.....Photos please!

Some feature grade tallowood could be compared to a pin cushion - I'd look at standard grade

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Dukekamaya
Nov 04, 2009 8:26 pm
Dukekamaya
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Jose27
Nov 04, 2009 8:41 pm
Chedasha
Chedasha
4 November 2009

Confession Time: How often do you visit your site?

Confession Time: How often do you visit your site?
1, 2

I said hardly ever. As Its about a 140km round trip so not something you just do as daily trip. Probably once every so often when things happen we go down on a weekend…

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Chedasha
Nov 04, 2009 9:33 pm
arkanah
arkanah
4 November 2009

Brisbane knockdown and rebuild

Brisbane knockdown and rebuild
QLD

Hi, long time reader, first time poster :) yes it is possible. We are currently in the last throes of sub dividing a northside block. There was an old house on it which…

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arkanah
Nov 04, 2009 10:16 pm
Macy
Macy
5 November 2009

How much did your termitte protection cost?

How much did your termitte protection cost?

Sorry blessedpeople, I got a little confused there. I saw your reply on the other thread and for some reason thought you were the OP. That cost is much more reasonable…

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Macy
Nov 05, 2009 3:07 pm
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
5 November 2009

Grrrrr more fencing dramas!

Grrrrr more fencing dramas!

Very true. After I've calmed down for a bit, my fiance and I decided because they are letting him do some electrical work (something they originally said no to as their…

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mrs_smith
Nov 05, 2009 5:09 pm
mrs_smith
Aimen
Aimen
5 November 2009

Anyone building a Riva?

Anyone building a Riva?
VIC

Hi yer i am building a riva too very nice home just perfect. :D

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Aimen
Nov 05, 2009 5:42 pm
Aimen
mechx
mechx
6 November 2009

Gate automation

Gate automation

I'm buiding a telescopic gate using this idea: http://www.telescopicgate.com it seems to work (I hope :th: ). I'll post pix when it'll be…

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mechx
Nov 06, 2009 7:15 am
dmynott
dmynott
6 November 2009

Lock up to completion - how long?

Lock up to completion - how long?

Hey, just wanted to revive this as we hit Lock up yesterday. Really want to know how long if things go well till we get the keys. 15 weeks seems really long compared…

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dmynott
Nov 06, 2009 7:33 am
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
6 November 2009

Calling all Porter Davis / Metr1con people

Calling all Porter Davis / Metr1con people
VIC
1, 2

We have used MyMetr1con through the pre-construction phase and it has been reasonable ... but only as good as the CSC updating it. Often there can…

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jimmalenko
Nov 06, 2009 12:17 pm
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
6 November 2009

What defines a linen cupboard?? Our builder needs to know.

What defines a linen cupboard?? Our builder needs to know.

A linen cupboard definitely comes wth shelves. We had a slightly difference occurence (not as much drama though) Our plans showed linen cupboard in WIL. After handover, we…

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blessedpeople
Nov 06, 2009 3:32 pm
blessedpeople
Dreamhome2009
Dreamhome2009
6 November 2009

Help Please?

Help Please?

Initially we were planing to have two single split systems economical wise, cheaper for the installations as well, but now by doing so we are having issues with the…

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Dreamhome2009
Nov 06, 2009 4:30 pm
Andronicus
Andronicus
6 November 2009

Soil Removal

Soil Removal

Our builder priced in $16.50 per tonne for removal. Originally we had just over 1,000 tonne due to a big cut of 2.6m from the rear - so $17,000 for removal discounted down…

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Andronicus
Nov 06, 2009 7:39 pm
maxyb
maxyb
6 November 2009

Are we being strung along

Are we being strung along
1, 2

Building is a funny game and one needs a lot of patience. Our schedule has run like this Land Settlement - 27/07/09 Building Permit Issued - 10/09/09 Construction Start -…

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maxyb
Nov 06, 2009 8:52 pm
maxyb
Annietom
Annietom
6 November 2009

Thoughts please! Final Stage invoice & bank query

Thoughts please! Final Stage invoice & bank query

yeah chicky, i think the builders just made a mistake when they issued the $190K invoice, they just don't want to admit it!!! ( A Builder, not admit a mistake - NEVERRRRR!!! haha)

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Annietom
Nov 06, 2009 10:29 pm
Annietom
hakenspit
hakenspit
7 November 2009

Building in Perth

Building in Perth
WA

Hi, Firstly apologies I know tehre is no such thing as a stupid questions just stuid people of which I feel like I am one! (ehehe) Stumbled across this site whilst…

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hakenspit
Nov 07, 2009 12:16 pm
J&K
J&K
7 November 2009

Sydney Home building List

Sydney Home building List
NSW

We are still in Design but geting close. Location: Picnic Point Architect: MDA Architects Builder - TBA Stage: Subdivision DA submittted I guess it is time to start my…

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J&K
Nov 07, 2009 1:09 pm
J&K


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