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virgin-builder
virgin-builder
21 July 2009

Building Inspector in Melbourne

Building Inspector in Melbourne

Kevin didn't respond to any of the messages I left. I'm thinking of going with A Plus Inspections. Hoping someone can tell me something about them before I commit to…

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virgin-builder
Jul 21, 2009 5:45 pm
virgin-builder
mundie mansion
mundie mansion
21 July 2009

Handover Help??

Handover Help??

Is your bank branch local so that you can pick up the cheque? Our prob is although we are with the CBA we have been dealing with a contact in QLD, and so we decided it…

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mundie mansion
Jul 21, 2009 8:17 pm
mjl
mjl
21 July 2009

HELP!!! Can render be removed easily???

HELP!!! Can render be removed easily???

Hey sun, Yeh IKWYM but they rendered over the common and the face bricks... So it will be an expensive excercise for them as we had uprgaded bricks too...

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mjl
Jul 21, 2009 8:29 pm
jasmine14
jasmine14
21 July 2009

advice on building a new home

advice on building a new home
NSW

Hi Bel, How are you? Long time no hear mate! Just want to know, are you still building with Huxley? At what stage of the process are you in now? Have you done some…

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jasmine14
Jul 21, 2009 8:36 pm
beegeers
beegeers
21 July 2009

Checking a small builder before Signing advice and tips

Checking a small builder before Signing advice and tips
VIC

Steveo We also went with a small builder whom we had not heard before - So can totally understand what u feel. We are happy with our decision going to a small builder.…

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beegeers
Jul 21, 2009 10:08 pm
Andronicus
Andronicus
21 July 2009

This might be a dumb question but I have to ask

This might be a dumb question but I have to ask

when were your contracts signed??? Wow..Andronicus ... I am wanting to start building and selling... Do u have much tax from this.. and does it…

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Andronicus
Jul 21, 2009 10:21 pm
mcbermuda
mcbermuda
21 July 2009

Which suburb to build Eden Brae Windsor or Wisdom Manhattan?

Which suburb to build Eden Brae Windsor or Wisdom Manhattan?
NSW

Thank you both. I was worried that West Pennant Hills was too far out, but from what you say, it seems quite close to transport etc. We are also leaning towards the…

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mcbermuda
Jul 21, 2009 11:55 pm
sam2k
sam2k
22 July 2009

Austral homestead Tan render colours?

Austral homestead Tan render colours?

Thanks rellie. Your garage door looks really nice. Is your render a dulux colour? In case it isn'nt do you happen to have the RGB values for the same? Cheers Sam

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sam2k
Jul 22, 2009 9:44 am
devank
devank
22 July 2009

When to get an independent inspection?

When to get an independent inspection?

We did it at pre gyprock stage. Inspector didn't find any major issues but at least the builder knows that someone else, who knows about the building, will be looking! We…

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devank
Jul 22, 2009 12:22 pm
devank
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Zerosignal
Jul 22, 2009 1:27 pm
vid
vid
22 July 2009

HD Slab

HD Slab
VIC

Our slab was just over $30k and I saw the docket for the steel, there was just over 5 tonne we also had 89m2 of concrete in the slab, we are in SA so cost might be different!

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vid
Jul 22, 2009 3:04 pm
vid
mishti
mishti
22 July 2009

External Colours - Feedback please!!

External Colours - Feedback please!!

Thanaks for the reply. Espresso is nice one as well..I love BORAL Escura range... Are u going for concrete roofs or colourbond?

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mishti
Jul 22, 2009 3:05 pm
donuts
donuts
22 July 2009

Floorplan project files retrieval

Floorplan project files retrieval

Oh I see. thanks for the explanation :) hope you get what you after!

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donuts
Jul 22, 2009 3:16 pm
donuts
Brickie
Brickie
22 July 2009

Infills - What are they

Infills - What are they

Infills generally mean the area above the windows where they put cement sheet instead of brick.

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Brickie
Jul 22, 2009 3:25 pm
Nightshade
Nightshade
22 July 2009

tree removal

tree removal

With the fences it's different everywhere etc. We had to contact all the neighbours (got their addresses from the council as a lot are rentals), with fence quotes etc. Got…

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Nightshade
Jul 22, 2009 3:47 pm
jodge
jodge
22 July 2009

Colorbond Roof - Monument - What Colour Gutters and Facias?

Colorbond Roof - Monument - What Colour Gutters and Facias?
NSW
1, 2

Hello alk! WOW! I cannot believe your house has only taken 10 weeks and it's nearly done!!!!!!!! That's amazing! I think we're going to go for the coffered/bulkhead…

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jodge
Jul 22, 2009 4:24 pm
jodge
Brickie
Brickie
22 July 2009

wonky wall

wonky wall

They do shoddy work because they dont know any better, or havent been trained properly.

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Brickie
Jul 22, 2009 4:32 pm
JJ305
JJ305
22 July 2009

Building at the bottom of the estate.

Building at the bottom of the estate.

There is definately no floods there we are overlooking the mountains and all the other estates next to ours are a mixture between slab and stumps. The thing I was worried…

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JJ305
Jul 22, 2009 6:30 pm
Jordann
Jordann
22 July 2009

Building Providence 24 by Wisdom. Handover Today 01/07 YAY!

Building Providence 24 by Wisdom. Handover Today 01/07 YAY!
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks for the photos Rob. Your house looks great.. Cant wait to see the rest of the house :lol:

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Jordann
Jul 22, 2009 6:35 pm
Jordann
Cozmo
Cozmo
22 July 2009

Is this strange>> HANDOVER

Is this strange>> HANDOVER
QLD

PCI and handover the same day!!??? NO... Our build was fantastic but we still had a week between PCI and handover.... even though there was hardly anything to be fixed…

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Cozmo
Jul 22, 2009 7:06 pm
Southies
Southies
22 July 2009

Flyscreens in the Shire & anywhere in sydney

Flyscreens in the Shire & anywhere in sydney
NSW

When I went to the house today the guy was there measuring up for the triple stacker flyscreen's & all the screens on the windows, I didn't get a…

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Southies
Jul 22, 2009 8:41 pm
Southies
sun
sun
22 July 2009

Help Needed on Redesign of Ensuite/WIR

Help Needed on Redesign of Ensuite/WIR

Hey thank you We really want two narrow windows so the facade doesn't look weired at the front.

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sun
Jul 22, 2009 8:58 pm
sun
sun
22 July 2009

Building First Home in Mildura - Apollo 20

Building First Home in Mildura - Apollo 20
VIC

We are so stuck on brick .... AGAIN.... Can't decide, we are running out of time. I like brownish bricks but i'm not having them as the whole subdivision seems to be…

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sun
Jul 22, 2009 9:02 pm

Hi Jodge We have this in the upstairs living area. We have gone for the squareset and no cornices. We dont have downlights either in this area, Instead would have one…

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beegeers
Jul 22, 2009 9:14 pm
Manda
Manda
22 July 2009

Corner Blocks - Choosing your address.

Corner Blocks - Choosing your address.

Our Estate told us we could have either street as our address...you probably need to tell them so the land title has the right address on it? I hate our street name (that…

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Manda
Jul 22, 2009 11:11 pm
Manda
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hmmmmm
Jul 23, 2009 10:13 am
sluggerdog
sluggerdog
23 July 2009

$900 for off-white mortar for 22square house

$900 for off-white mortar for 22square house
1, 2, 3

$600.00 for 20 squares. It wasn't a huge deal in the scheme of things however the brick we selected didn't require white mortar and then we find out the brick we wanted…

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sluggerdog
Jul 23, 2009 10:15 am
dmynott
dmynott
23 July 2009

Unconditional Loan Approval

Unconditional Loan Approval

PnSdreams Yes this is normal; you can not differentiate between the land and the house. The back will take a mortgage over the land not the house, as the house is…

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dmynott
Jul 23, 2009 10:26 am
Nervous
Nervous
23 July 2009

NBG vs. H3nley

NBG vs. H3nley
VIC

Hi Britt, Ah how I envy the likes of you and others who have moved in already! We have what seems to be such a long journey ahead! It should all be worth it in the end…

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Nervous
Jul 23, 2009 10:50 am
Nervous
oze
oze
23 July 2009

The process

The process
VIC

Thanks everyone. Well we signed the land contract yesterday subject to finance near the end of August. The builder has overestimated site costs a bit so that we're covered…

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oze
Jul 23, 2009 11:32 am
oze
MKR
MKR
23 July 2009

Wrong part of Facade rendered... update! [23/04]

Wrong part of Facade rendered... update! [23/04]
1 ... 4, 5, 6

sigh H2B...dont ask :( ... a week or so after the driveway was done we started noticing white…

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MKR
Jul 23, 2009 1:19 pm
MKR
Emmsie
Emmsie
23 July 2009

Our house in VP

Our house in VP
VIC

Big Congrats! Very exciting for you! Thanks for finding out about the driveways for me- one more problem solved. Much appreciated. I will have to keep an eye out for…

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Emmsie
Jul 23, 2009 1:49 pm
locus
locus
23 July 2009

garage & driveway colours

garage & driveway colours

Hi I'm hoping someone can help me. I've decided on Austral Albany cream for the house bricks and Bristile Aniseed for the roofing, but I'm a bit…

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locus
Jul 23, 2009 1:56 pm
locus
themax
themax
23 July 2009

HSTP

HSTP

Is that one of those holes in the ground that you can decompose the dog poo in?

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themax
Jul 23, 2009 7:32 pm
themax
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
23 July 2009

PD's new interactive showroom in Geelong?

PD's new interactive showroom in Geelong?
VIC

BTW they have new PD displays open in Torquay too.. but its probably too far for most of us to go there! :lol: :lol: :D

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Salt&Pepper
Jul 23, 2009 8:31 pm
Salt&Pepper
beegeers
beegeers
23 July 2009

I LOVE Coffered Ceilings any idea on price

I LOVE Coffered Ceilings any idea on price

We have one in the living area - Size of the actual coffered ceiling is about 3.3 by 3.3 We paid 2000$ for that

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beegeers
Jul 23, 2009 9:53 pm
qa$h
qa$h
23 July 2009

Signing Land Contract - Alamanda

Signing Land Contract - Alamanda
VIC

Thanks ccsh! will definitely looking at getting it extended!

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qa$h
Jul 23, 2009 11:19 pm
ozzybird
ozzybird
24 July 2009

Dulux White Duck

Dulux White Duck

It's sooo hard to visualise what it will look like when its painted ::dizzy:: What I am looking for is to keep to earthy/natural tones as we have alot of black/brown furniture. …

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ozzybird
Jul 24, 2009 7:24 am
nomad
nomad
24 July 2009

Thickness of plasterboard

Thickness of plasterboard
VIC

If your studs are at 600mm centers but ceiling battens at 450 you can still use normal standard core 10mm plaster, you dont need uni span or similar products. Only if…

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nomad
Jul 24, 2009 12:04 pm
Emmsie
Emmsie
24 July 2009

Anyone know how H3nley contract work? Help please!

Anyone know how H3nley contract work? Help please!

Thanks for your input- much appreciated! In regards to our slab, M class is apparently included in the base price but anything higher is going to cost us extra. I am…

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Emmsie
Jul 24, 2009 12:47 pm
amyife
amyife
24 July 2009

build new home in Alamanda with Simonds

build new home in Alamanda with Simonds
VIC
1, 2, 3

hi pal, I'm really feel headache when come to choose the brick and render...In General, I think Red Gum should be fine, but how about rendering to go with it ? mine is…

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amyife
Jul 24, 2009 6:12 pm
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kangabat
Jul 24, 2009 9:05 pm
Macy
Macy
24 July 2009

termite mesh as standard?

termite mesh as standard?

There are a variety of treatments apart from mesh (Termimesh, which we have), including fine gravel (Granitguard), plastic barriers impregnated with chemicals and…

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Macy
Jul 24, 2009 9:44 pm
thechlochlo
thechlochlo
25 July 2009

cutoff to start building to be in before christmas??

cutoff to start building to be in before christmas??

We've just had our site cut 16th July, not sure when slab will be down but have been told not to get our hopes up for Christmas finish :( :( SS said more like Feb due to…

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thechlochlo
Jul 25, 2009 11:17 am
thechlochlo
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
25 July 2009

Who builds inexpensive 2 storeys?

Who builds inexpensive 2 storeys?

My brother and his fiance would be interested in this too. Thy have budgeted about $300k for their home. They would like a double story too. The…

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brendondanielle
Jul 25, 2009 1:20 pm
dida
dida
25 July 2009

Fibre optic connection in Alamanda

Fibre optic connection in Alamanda
VIC
1, 2

hi Guys Im going to build in alamanda with m3tricon, quated me $3310 for smart wiring . The national lifstyle staff told me even though i got smart wire i still need to…

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dida
Jul 25, 2009 3:02 pm
Excitedbuilders
Excitedbuilders
25 July 2009

anyone built with mcmaster homes?

anyone built with mcmaster homes?
VIC

Hi Buddy, We're just about to start building with them and CANNOT wait. My in-laws built a house with them a couple of years ago and it's gorgeous (and of very good…

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Excitedbuilders
Jul 25, 2009 4:53 pm


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